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FAQ/Walkthrough by Mcondella
Version: 1.00 | Updated: 04/04/06
Subject: Star Ocean THE SECOND STORY FAQ/Walkthrough Format: PS NTSC~U/C Version: 1.00 Author: MCondella Donations [Paypal]: Runbarefoot1(at)verizon(dot)net Email: ThePeoplesDrummer(at)Verizon(dot)net Copyright 2006 Michael Condella ___________________________________________________ System loading. Please wait... ========================== |001: Table of Contents | ========================== 001: Table of Contents 002: Version History 003: Introduction 004: The Cast Of Characters/Killer Moves List 005: Explanation of Specialties 006: Explanation of Equipment 007: Explanation of Skills 008: Explanation of Killer Moves 009: Explanation of Heraldry 010: Walkthrough =================== |Claude C. Kenni | =================== (To automatically be directed to the desired section, press and hold ctrl+F and enter the corresponding code.) Disc 1 - Walkthrough of EXPEL ------------------------------O 10.0/ Milocinia......................................(Wa000) 10.1/ Arlia Village..................................(Wa001) 10.2/ The Town of Salva..............................(Wa002) 10.3/ Salva Drift....................................(Wa003) 10.4/ Town of Cross..................................(Wa004) 10.5/ Cross Cave.....................................(Wa005) 10.6/ SIDE QUEST.....................................(Wa006) 10.7/ The Port of Click..............................(Wa007) 10.8/ Mars Village...................................(Wa008) 10.9/ Heraldry Forest................................(Wa009) 10.10/ Salve Drift II (Ashton's Quest)...............(Wa00A) 10.11/ Mars Village (Ashton's Quest).................(Wa00B) 10.12/ Mountain Palace...............................(Wa00C) 10.13/ Lasguss Mountain..............................(Wa00D) 10.14/ Port of Herile................................(Wa00E) 10.15/ Hilton........................................(Wa00F) 10.16/ Lacour........................................(Wa00G) 10.17/ The Town of Linga.............................(Wa00H) 10.18/ Sanctuary of Linga............................(Wa00I) 10.19/ The Hoffman Ruins.............................(Wa00J) 10.20/ Lacour Front Line.............................(Wa01K) 10.21/ Eluira Colony.................................(Wa011) 10.22/ The Eluria Tower..............................(Wa012) Disc 2 - Walkthrough of ENERGY NEDE ------------------------------------O 10.22/ Energy Nede...................................(Wa013) 10.23/ Central City..................................(Wa014) 10.24/ North City....................................(Wa015) 10.25/ Cavern of the Red Crystal.....................(Wa016) 10.26/ Field of Intelligence.........................(Wa017) 10.27/ Giveaway......................................(Wa018) 10.28/ Field of Power................................(Wa019) 10.29/ Field of Courage..............................(Wa020) 10.30/ Field of Love.................................(Wa01A) 10.31/ Town of Armlock...............................(Wa01B) 10.32/ Heraldry Weapons Laboratory...................(Wa01C) 10.33/ Mihne Cavern..................................(Wa01D) 10.34/ Fun City......................................(Wa01E) 10.35/ L'Aqua........................................(Wa02F) 10.36/ Fienal........................................(Wa02G) 011: Virtual Expel/Cave of Trials 012: Specialties List 013: Super Specialties List 014: Heraldry Spells List 015: FAQ Overview 016: Final Words 017: Disclaimer ======================== |002: Version History | ======================== Version 1.00 March 10, 2006: I warmly welcome you to the first installment of my Star Ocean THE SECOND STORY FAQ/ Walkthrough! I will periodically monitor and revise this guide for various defects in grammar and removal of mistakes - even updates on knowledge! ===================== |003: Introduction | ===================== In 1996, Enix published a game for the Super Famicom in Japan called Star Ocean. At that time, it was one of the hierarchies of RPG history. Years later, Star Ocean THE SECOND STORY, was designed upon symmetrical foundation as this predecessor. I'm a HUGE RPG (role-playing game) fan. For me, this genre of gaming is the holy grail, and moreover, Star Ocean THE SECOND STORY is one of my favorite subjects, next to Final Fantasy VII. The level of detail that Enix and Tri-Ace have put into this game, and the sheer multitude of game play makes it an S class game. Depending on external variables within game play, the game offers 87 possible endings, A BEAUTIFUL musical score, the ability to learn new skills and specialties, create rare and valuable items - very unique engines I must say. The difficulty of this game will always hold a lot of credibility, it isn't very lucid, and adds a catharsis while playing it. In most role playing games, the general rule of thumb is to battle constantly in order to achieve a generous amount of strength to counter hardships. Unlike other games, you have to boost A LOT in this game because you encounter an orgy of pugnacious fiends that are tough! I had to start a new game once because my heroes weren't strong enough to advance! :( ================================================= |004: The Cast Of Characters/Killer Moves List | ================================================= Claude C. Kenni ----------------O Race: HUMAN Type: FIGHTER Gender: MALE Age: 19 YEARS OLD Birth Date: JANUARY 23 Height: 175 CM Weight: 68KG Favorite Food: STEAK Favorite Instrument: SILVER TRUMPET Killer Moves ############ Name Level learned ---- ------------- Phase Gun - Air Slash 3 Shooting Stars 7 Head Splitter 13 Energy Sword 20 Burst Knuckle 28 Ripper Blast 38 Twin Slash 45 Dragon Howl 53 Sword Bomber 62 Mirror Slice 70 Rena Lanford -------------O Race: NEDIAN Type: MAGE Gender: FEMALE Age: 17 YEARS OLD (earth equivalent) Birth Date: MAY 13 Height: 161 CM Weight: 45 KG Favorite Food: SHORTCAKE Favorite Instrument: LYRE Heraldry Spells ############### Spell Name Level learned ---------- ------------- Heal - Antidote 3 Press 5 Deep Mist 8 Cure Light 10 Silence 12 Ray 14 Energy Net 18 Cure All 20 Delay 22 Dispel 25 Gravity Press 28 Light Cross 30 Protection 33 Tractor Beam 36 Haste 42 Growth 47 Fairy Heal 52 Anti 54 Raise Dead 60 Star Flare 63 Fairy Light 65 Angel Feather 72 Celine Jules -------------O Race: EXPEL Type: MAGE Gender: FEMALE AGE: 23 YEARS OLD (earth equivalent) Birth Date: September 18 Height: 167 CM Weight: 50 KG Favorite Food: BABY RABBIT RISOTTO Favorite Instrument: VIOLIN Heraldry Spells ############### Spell Name Level Learned ---------- ------------- Firebolt - Wind Blade - Thunderbolt - Ray 9 Energy Arrow 12 Forget 15 Starlight 17 Reflection 19 Mind Absorber 22 Neutral 27 Bless 28 Thunderstorm 31 Eruption 34 Curse 39 Lunar Light 43 Southern Cross 49 Thunder Cloud 55 Anti 59 Explode 66 Angel Feather 76 Meteor Swarm Cave of Trials Ashton Anchors ---------------O Race: EXPEL Type: FIGHTER Gender: MALE Age: 20 YEARS OLD (earth equivalent) Birth Date: September 28 Height: 180 CM Weight: 80 KG Favorite Food: HAMBURGER Favorite Instrument: PIANO Killer Moves ############ Name Level Learned ---- ------------- Twin Stab - Cross Slash - Dead Triangle - Northern Cross 18 Piercing Swords 22 Hurricane Slash 45 Leaf Slash 53 Dragon Breath 64 Sword Dance 70 Tri-Ace Cave of Trials Precis F. Newman -----------------O Race: EXPEL Type: FIGHTER Gender: FEMALE Age: 16 YEARS OLD (earth equivalent) Birth Date: FEBRUARY 29 Height: 155 CM Weight: 43 KG Favorite Food: CHOCOLATE CREPES Favorite Instrument: HARMONICA Killer Moves ############ Name Level Learned ---- ------------- Rocket Punch - Hop Step - Mole 17 Ally-Oop! 25 Parabola Beam 38 Bang-Bang Attack 49 Bloody Mary 57 Mujin Super Beam - Holo- Holograph - Barrier - Opera Vectra -------------O Race: TEGRAGENES Type: FIGHTER Gender: FEMALE AGE: 23 YEARS OLD OLD (earth equivalent) BIRTH DATE: AUGUST 24 Height: 160 CM Weight: 50 KG Favorite Food: APPLE CIDER Favorite Instrument: PIANO Killer Moves ############ Name Level Learned ---- ------------- Flame Launcher - Photon Prison - On One 24 Spread Ray 34 Cold Wind 41 Gravity 54 Lightning Blade 69 Laser Bit - Healing Star - Hyper Launcher - Bowman Jean ------------O Race: EXPEL Type: FIGHTER Gender: MALE Age: 27 YEARS OLD OLD (earth equivalent) Birth Date: DECEMBER 30 Height: 175 CM Weight: 78 KG Favorite Food: DAIKON MISO SOUP Favorite Instrument: HARMONICA Killer Moves ############ Name Level Learned ---- ------------- Spirit Attack - Poison Pills - Pillory - Firebird Attack - Secret Medicine 28 Death Siege 35 Whirlwind Fist 43 Burt Fist 51 Explosion Pills 66 Sakura Attack 74 Ernest Raviede --------------O Race: TETRAGENES Type: FIGHTER Gender: MALE Age: 35 YEARS OLD (earth equivalent) Birth Date: AUGUST 31 Height: 190 CM Weight: 90 KG Favorite Food: HASSAKU TEA Favorite Instrument: CEMBALO Killer Moves ############ Name Level Learned ---- ------------- Dimension Whip - Spiral Whip - Arc Attack 32 Thousand Whip 41 Cloud Dust 49 Broken Heart 58 Thunder Whip 65 Sonic Whip 73 Leon D. S. Geeste ------------------O Race: FELLPOOL Type: MAGE Gender: MALE Age: 12 YEARS OLD (earth equivalent) Birth Date: NOVEMBER 25 Height: 135 CM Weight: 36 KG Favorite Food: CARROT JUICE Favorite Instrument: VIOLIN Heraldry Spells ############### Spell Name Level Learned ---------- -------------- Wounds - Shadow Bolt - Acid Rain - Deep Mist - Black Saber - Deep Freeze - Word of Death - Protection 32 Starligh 34 Delay 36 Shadow Flare 39 Haste 42 Growth 50 Noah 54 Gremlin Lair 60 Daemon's Gate 66 Dark Circle 78 Extinction - Dias Flac ----------O Race: EXPEL Type: FIGHTER Gender: MALE Age: 25 YEARS OLD (earth equivalent) Birth Date: AUGUST 5 Height: 192 CM Weight: 82 KG Favorite Food: CHICKEN SKEWERS Favorite Instrument: CEMBALO Killer Moves ############ Name Level Learned ---- ------------- Air Slash - Chaos Sword - Cross Wave - Crescent Wave - Gale Stab 40 Crescent Moon Flash 48 Hawk Scream Blast 56 Full Moon Slash 63 Illusion 70 Firebird Shock Wave 78 Noel Chandler -------------O Race: NEDIAN Type: MAGE Gender: MALE Age: 24 YEARS OLD (earth equivalent) Birth Date: FEBRAURY 16 Height: 173 CM Weight: 74 KG Favorite Food: BIG TUNA Favorite Instrument: SHAMISEN Heraldry Spells ############### Spell Name Level Learned ---------- ------------- Mind Absorber - Wind Blade - Heal - Grave - Tetanus Wind - Sonic Saber - Cure Light - Earth Grave - Energy Arrow - Magnum Tornado - Cure All 41 Silence 41 Neutral 45 Blood Sucker 49 Foehn 52 Fairy Heal 55 Dispel 60 Curse 66 Bless 72 Fairy Light 77 Earthquake 82 Chisato Madison ----------------O Race: NEDIAN Type: FIGHTER Gender: FEMALE Age: 22 YEARS OLD (earth equivalent) Birth Date: OCTOBER 22 Height: 164 CM Weight: 52 KG Favorite Food: NONE Favorite Instrument: ORGAN Killer Moves ############ Name Level Learned ---- ------------- Twister - Burning Cards - Whirlwind - 10,000 Volts 44 Flame Thrower 53 Rising Dragon 62 Tear Gas 68 Preparation 76 =================================== |005: Explanation of Specialties | =================================== For a fighter-type character you can set the Killer Moves. For a Mage-type character a list of available spells will appear within the subscreen. For Mage-type characters, You will be able to initiate any healing spell from this subscreen (as long as there is a circle icon adjacent to the spell name), this is much cheaper than buying healing items from a general store. You can toggle healing spells on/off by pressing the square button. (By turning a healing item off, the mage will not use it in battle) If there is an X adjacent to the spell name, it means that particular spell can only be invoked during battle. For Fighter-type characters, you can assign Killer Moves to the L1 and R1 buttons. Each character is assigned a corresponding proficiency value with the Killer Move, as well as MP (magic point) consumption, displayed in the upper right portion of the screen. (Whether it be a Spell or a Killer Move, the ones that you obtain at higher character levels have obvious higher value.) ================================= |006: Explanation of Equipment | ================================= Although the Equipment Wizard saves a lot of time, surprisingly, it is NOT the optimal path. The Equipment Wizard WILL automatically equip the best applicable equipment, but, sometimes the best possible equipment have negative effects, e.g. draining your HP or FOL. I recommend equipping weapons manually. The stats displayed on the left side of the screen change to reflect the increase (green) or decrease (red) in the categories: ATK (attack), AC (accuracy), HIT, AVD (evade), and MAG (magic), respectively in almost ANY role playing game. ============================== |007: Explanation of Skills | ============================== In the Camp Menu, adjacent to the word 'NEXT', a blue line is displayed. This is the remaining value of EXP (experience) points in order to obtain a level up. When the number is met, the character gains a level up and is awarded with Skill Points. When ANY character achieves a level up, their strength is enhanced. When you start to accumulate Skill Points for a each character, they're to be spent toward learning skills (from the skill sets purchased in the skill guilds) Tip: Ideally, Perseverance should be the initial skill that ALL characters should learn FIRST. The GREATER the level is for this particular skill, the LOWER the skill point cost for all the OTHER skills. For each character, maxing out the Perseverance skill early in the game will be a HUGE benefactor. ==================================== |008: Explanation of Killer Moves | ==================================== In battle, if you press the L1 or R1 buttons, the corresponding 'Killer Move' will be used based on your configuring preferences. After the Killer Move is executed, a meter will appear next to the character indicating the approximate waiting time before being able to use another Killer Move. ================================ |009: Explanation of Heraldry | ================================ This craft allows the character to invoke a spell. Similar to the Killer Moves Meter, a meter will appear next to the character indicating the approximate waiting time before being able to use another Heraldry spell. ____________________________________________________________ System loading. Please wait... Boot up Disc 1 of Star Ocean THE SECOND STORY. Select 'NEW GAME'. In the Sound Select Mode, select your audio system. In the Select Vibration Mode, select 'ON'. Select 'CLAUDE KENNI' for the Hero Select. In the Battle Mode, select 'STANDARD' Disc 1 - Walkthrough of EXPEL ==================== |010: Walkthrough | ==================== When your first get a hold of Claude, enter the Camp Menu, select STATUS and then press triangle to view Claude's talents. If Dexterity IS NOT in the dialogue box, reboot the game. Again, if Dexterity IS NOT in the dialogue box, reboot the game. Each time you start a new game Claude is randomly fitted with talents. IT IS A MUST that he has this talent for a very important SIDE QUEST! ____________ 10.0/ /_MILOCINIA_/ Wa000 Examine the door panel to the left. Once inside, *SAVE*. Then, investigate the northern most area to trigger some dialogue, and be sucked into some strange device. [Shingo Forest] Approach the gorilla to initiate a battle. Refrain from using normal attacks because The gorilla is invulnerable to your sword. Use your phase gun...BURN! Accompany Rena across the bridge and enjoy the beautiful stream & water well. ________________ 10.1/ /_ARLIA_VILLAGE_/ Wa001 Treasure: Leather Armor, 200 FOL, Resurrection Bottle, Blackberry, Strawberry Jam, Blueberry, Rose Hips. This village is the very embodiment of beauty, and moreover, one of the most lovely things in role playing games - villages. Ideally, when I'm at the gates of heaven I would like the music in this village to be played. Sorry Nobuo Uematsu and the Final Fantasy VII masterpiece, but this tune tops all. Take control of Claude and run across the bridge Pickup 'Rose Hips' and 'Blueberry' in the first house. Proceed to the eastern part of the village, examining the treasure chests. Pickup: 'Leather Armor' Pickup: '200 FOL' Pickup: 'Resurrection Bottle' [House] Pickup: 'Strawberry Jam' Enter Rena's house to trigger a cut scene. You have to visit all of the areas of town while Rena give you an explanation of each. When all areas have been explored, return to Rena's house. When your upstairs, play around a while, Westa will come upstairs to talk to you. Afterwards, Major Regis will give you the 'Long Sword'. Go see Rena in the Shingo Forest and she'll tell you that she'd like to be alone. Exit from whence you came you'll come across Alen plotting something... Proceed to the northern exit of Arlia Village. Tip: The key to success in ANY role play game is boosting. Before entering Salva, take some time to level up Claude to level 8. If you need to restore your HP & MP, resort to the general store in Arlia, or better yet, rest at the Major's house. Don't use anything besides your Phase Gun! ____________________ 10.2/ /_THE_TOWN_OF_SALVA_/ Wa002 Treasure: Heavy Ring, Portrait B. Ascend the incline and enter Feguson's Weapon Shop. Pickup: 'Heavy Ring' Exit. Ascend the stairs to the north and enter the mansion. Talk to the butler in the front foyer, then, climb the main stairs and enter the bedroom. Pickup: 'Portrait B' Exit the mansion. Return to Arlia Village, where there is a crowd of people awaiting your arrival. Alen kidnaped Rena and is holding her captive in the mansion we just visited. Return to The Town of Salva and examine the front door of the mansion, Claude will nuke it with the phase gun. Unfortunately, we wont be able to use the Phase Gun anymore ::emits a series of sobs:: When inside the mansion, enter the area to the right in the front foyer. Claude will examine Rena's hairpin and subsequently store it as a precious item under 'Precious Items'. Investigate the golden statue... <cut scene> Exit into the dungeon. ______________ 10.3/ /_SALVA_DRIFT_/ Wa003 Treasure: Rose Hips, Silver, Iron, Blueberry, Blackberry, Blueberry, Spectacles, Gold x2. Talk to the man for some helpful dialogue, it never hurts to save either. Head north where you come across two treasures. Pickup: 'Rose Hips' Pickup: 'Blackberry' Head west into the new area, and at the back of this area is two treasures as well. Pickup: 'Blueberry' Pickup: 'Silver' Backtrack to the beginning, and this time head to the north. Proceed to the treasure chest. Pickup: 'Iron' Afterwards, head west to exit and in the new area you are presented with two more (and the final) two treasures in this dungeon. Pickup: 'Spectacles' Pickup: 'Blueberry' Pickup: 'Gold' Proceed to the save point to the northern most area. *Save* The Boss area is adjacent to the save point. Boss Data: ---------- ALEN-TAX 400 HP 0 MP Strong Point(s): Darkness Weak Point(s): Light ---------------------------O If your at level 8 according to my suggestion, this battle should be a walk in the park. Continually slay the demon with normal attacks while Rena uses healing spells. [Return to Arlia] Watch the lengthy series of events that follow in Arlia Village. Afterwards, continue your journey past the Town of Salva and enter the town over the horizon. ________________ 10.4/ /_TOWN_OF_CROSS_/ Wa004 Treasure: Wooden Shield, Leather Helm, 500 FOL. You arrive at the town after hours and are forced to stay at the Kingdom Hotel. Fortunately, Rena's aunt Rachel runs the hotel so you get a free nights stay at the inn. Explore the western side of town where there are a multitude of shops and recreations, most notably, Skill Guild (Skille) and Weapons Shop (Royal Hunt). I recommend buying all the skills, and upgrading your characters current equipment. Afterwards, head north up to Cross Castle. Register at the front desk to request an audience to see the King. While waiting head to the downstairs armory. Pickup: 'Leather Helm' Pickup: 'Wooden Shield' Pickup: '500 FOL' (in the Prince's Chambers) After acquiring the treasures, speak to the receptionist once again, it is time for your audience. Ascend the main staircase, and into the Throne Room. After your audience, attempt to leave the town, and you will see an event. Tell her that your interested in the treasure hunt and she will join your party. Head east from the Town of Cross and you will discover Cross Cave. _____________ 10.5/ /_CROSS_CAVE_/ Wa005 Treasure: 600 FOL, 700 FOL, Artemis Leaf, Blueberry x3, Cure Poison x2, Sweet Syrup, Lavender, Iron, Feather Pen, Green Beryl, Ancient Writings, Resurrection Mist, Barries of the Heart, ?MINERAL (Rock), ?ITEM (Aquaberry), ?JEWERLY (Reverse Doll). Note: Celine is programmed by default to constantly cast spells. This can be annoying and I recommend entering the Camp Menu, going to Combat, strategy, and changing Celines combat strategy to "Conserve MP!". This will also save some MP for the boss of this dungeon. In the first area, head west until you find treasure. Pickup: 'Blueberry' Backtrack to the beginning and this time, take the north path. In this area, take the hidden path to the right... Pickup: 'Iron' Pickup: 'Blackberry' Backtrack to the previous area, taking the west passage. In the new area take the west passage again, finding treasure. Pickup: 'Artemis Leaf' Pickup: 'Sweet Syrup' Backtrack once again, navigate Claude to the northern most portion of this dungeon. Pickup: 'Cure Poison' Head north... Pickup: 'Lavender' Pickup: '?MINERAL' Head east. When you come to a fork in the path choose the right path for more treasure... Pickup: 'Magic Canvas' Pickup: 'Tri-ball' Head back to the fork in the road, and this time, take the left path. Continue west where there should be some sort of sign... Pickup: '?ITEM' Run past the sign into a bed of flowers heading south. In the new area you should come across another sign. There are two treasures in this area... Pickup: 'Cure Poison' Pickup: 'Blackberry' Backtrack all the way to the area where you acquired 'Lavender' and '?MINERAL'. This time, however, take the western most path. In the next area follow the path north. You should come across yet again another mysterious sign and a treasure chest... Pickup: 'Lavender' Head north. In the area you come are presented with another fork in the road. Choose the right path. You'll witness these flowers that sort of resemble lilly pads. Continue east... <Event> *SAVE* Proceed to the new area where there is a star and various treasures amongst the perimeter... Pickup: '700 FOL' Pickup: 'Ancient Writings' (Precious Item) Pickup: 'EMPTY' Pickup: 'Green Beryl' Boss Data: ---------- GARGOYLE 1,500 HP 0 MP Strong Point(s): Dark Weak Point(s): Light ----------------------O While navigating my detailed treasure hunt in this dungeon, your party members should have received a decent amount of strength, which SHOULD make this Boss battle nothing special. The only thing to worry about is the chance of getting "pancaked" in between the two GARGOYLE'S which can inflict some damage. Backtrack to the beginning of the cave, and DEFINITELY have her join because she is a cool gal! _____________ 10.6/ /_SIDE_QUEST_/ Wa006 Note: I highly recommend trying this SIDE QUEST! You don't have to do it, but if you do, you'll be SUPER powerful EARLY in the game! With all this battling you should have raised close to 8,000 FOL by now, which will be very beneficial to an advanced side quest I will discuss. After completing the Cross Cave, head to Mars Village. Rena will tell Claude that they should be heading towards Click. You don't have much business to be here in terms of the story line, but instead, resort to Roof's Tool Shop. This shop carries the Flame Blade for Claude, and at 4,800 FOL it's worth every penny! Buy it and any other relevant upgrades. Ultimately, the goal of the side quest is to raise a whopping 40,000 FOL to purchase the 'Bandits Glove' in the Port of Herlie. With this in your possession you can score two ULTIMATE items, EARLY in the game. With the upgrades from Mars Village, the best way to raise the money would be to boost (level up) in the Lasguss Mountains (west of The Town of Cross). The fiends in this area are TOUGH so if you counter hardships try resting at the inn at Cross. As your party becomes stronger you will begin to realize that this alone is not enough to raise 40,000 FOL. In the Lasguss Mountains, if you explore the eastern most area, you will come across a desert... The enemies of this desert are Hour Glasses and these Slug type monsters. The trick is to fight the slugs, they're really easy and they give you great items when you defeat them. For instance, Orichalcum sells for 2,500 at the tool shop at Cross! If you repeat this process you will have the money in no time! With the 40,000 FOL raised, the 'Bandits Glove' can be purchased in Port of Herlie. With the Bandits Glove in your possession all you need now are the skills 'Courage' and 'Poker Face' to be leveled up in your SKILLS menu. Since you have been battling constantly to get the money, you should have enough Skill Points (SP) to max out these particular skills instantly! When these skills are maxed out, your pickpocketing methods will be flawless! These skills can be found by purchasing each of the skill sets from the Skill Guilds from The Town of Cross & The Port of Herlie. To recap, Claude needs to have the following things to pickpocket. 1. 'Dexterity' for a talent. (discussed in the beginning of this guide) 2. A 'Bandits Glove'. 3. The skills 'Courage' and 'Poker Face' to be at a formidable level. Tip: Before maxing out 'Poker Face' and 'Courage' in the SKILLS menu, max out the skill 'Perseverance' first. If you max out this skill first, the SP required to max out 'Poker Face' and 'Courage' will be significantly less! Note: Make sure you *SAVE* outside of The Port of Click. ____________________ 10.7/ /_THE_PORT_OF_CLICK_/ Wa007 Treasure: Seafood, Vegetables, Grain, Lyre. Enter The Port of Click through Private Action. Enter the first house and pickup the 'Lyre'. Proceed to the next area. At the Fountain Plaza, you should see a crowd of people listening to a fortune teller. Join the people and listen to her. Afterwards, equip the 'Bandits Glove' to your accessories, and pickpocket the fortune teller. If you were successful you should have acquired 'Mischief', if you weren't successful reboot the game. Go ahead and equip 'Mischief' under an accessory, I GUARANTEE you'll start laughing! From the Fountain Plaza, head up the stairs to the north and into the Skill Guild, where there is 'Combat 1' to purchase. Exit Click to gather your party members, and re-enter. Head to the south of town and talk to the boat captain. Enter the Fountain Plaza where a little kid abruptly steals Claude's wallet. Head south again and talk to the group of children. Backtrack to the beginning of town where you will stumble across Ketil. While on his tour, rendevous with the little kids again to trigger some dialogue and Ketil subsequently joining the kids. AWE ;) Check with the captain. Then, enter the Fountain Plaza... <Cut scene> Run up the stairs. <Cut scene> Exit. *SAVE* (Outside MARS VILLAGE) _______________ 10.8/ /_MARS_VILLAGE_/ Wa008 Treasure: Silk Robe, Silence Card, Purple Mist, Sour Syrup. Take a moment to get lost in this beautiful tune. Enter Celine's House and pickup 'Silk Robe'. There is an old man about one in game meter north of Finn's Inn, pickpocket his elderly condition to retrieve a very important item: 'Treasure Chest'. Exit the village and save accordingly. After you execute the save, check the contents of the 'Treasure Chest'. The game will randomly give you an item, if you don't like that item, reboot and check the 'Treasure Chest' again. There is a chance that you can get the 'Marvel Sword' for Claude from this chest. With the Marvel Sword, you'll be able to neutralize every opponent on the first disc within seconds. I have never got the 'Marvel Sword' because the corresponding probability assigned to it is ridiculously rare. The best item I've got was the 'Sorceress Knuckles' for Rena, with an ATK: 1035! Not bad for an orphan! Re-enter the village and enter the Elder's House. After all the events, re-enter the Elders House and pickup 'Silence Card', 'Purple Mist', and 'Sour Syrup from the library. Lastly, talk to the butler to rest up for tomorrow. __________________ 10.9/ /_HERALDRY_FOREST_/ Wa009 Treasure: Amber Robe, Flame Blade, Smelling Salts, Dummy Doll, Mandrake, ?HERB (Rose Hips). *SAVE* Take the left path, pickup '?HERB'. Follow the right path and slay the approaching bandits. Continue on, where you come to another gang of bandits. Afterwards, equip the 'Mud Boots' to get across the mud pool. When you come to a fork in the road, follow the left path to pickup 'Smelling Salts'. Next, follow the right path when your bombarded by a pre-emptive counter from another gang of bandits. You are presented with another fork in the road. Take the right path to pickup 'Dummy Doll', then take the northern road. *SAVE* and cross the mud pool with the mud boots. In the next area, take the right path and pickup 'Mandrake'. Take the left path and you'll see an ironic event! Boss Data: ---------- VERMILLION 3,000 HP 0 MP Strong Point(s): Dark Weak Point(s): Fire, light ---------------------------O I don't want to sound redundant here but with all the exhaustive time you've spent battling for the Bandit's Glove, Claude should be able to bust this foe within 10 seconds with normal attacks. You can set Celine's combat strategy to 'Attack with all MP' if you'd like. When all future dialogue is complete exit MARS VILLAGE, Celine will catch up. Pilgrimage to the Port of Herlie and talk the two men adjacent to the entrance discussing how a two-headed dragon has invaded The Town of Salva. Travel back to Salva to slay the dragon. Pursuing these events will trigger the opportunity to recruit Ashton Anchors. _________________ 10.10/ /_SALVA_DRIFT_II_/ (ASHTON'S QUEST) Wa00A Treasure: Aquaberry, Brigandine, Cinderella Glass, Diamond, Golden Earring, Iron, Maple Syrup, Star Ruby. Enter Salva Drift via the mine. Proceed northeast and then continue westward. You'll eventually come to the sign that reads, "DANGER! To Dragon's Nest". From here, there is a single chest to the north where you can pickup 'Maple Syrup'. Head west through both areas then north picking up 'Aquaberry' and 'Iron' at the summit. From here, continue west pickup 'Golden Earring'. Head south into the new area pickup 'Cinderella Glass', continue south, then, *SAVE* at the save point. To the east of the save point, there is an event involving Ashton Anchors and the dragon. Afterwards, there is an incident with the dragon being attached to Ashton's back and when the game prompts you to take responsibility for causing commotion in the background, do so. Exit Salva Drift and visit Fergusons Weapon Shop. Ferguson will reward you with the 'Twin-edge' for slaying the dragon. As you leave Salva, the party decides to explore the Elders books in Mars Village to exorcize the dragons. _______________ 10.11/ /_MARS_VILLAGE_/ (Ashton's Quest) Wa00B Treasure: N/A Enter the Elder House and resort to the library in the back. Climb the foot ladder and read The Book of Exorcism... Pilgrimage over to the Mountain Palace which lies northwest of The Town of Cross. The lone guard in this area tells you that you need permission from the King of Cross to pass... Request another audience with the King of Cross. He grants permission almost instantaneously, as well as some travel money. __________________ 10.12/ /_MOUNTAIN_PALACE_/ Wa00C Treasure: Amber Robe, Cestus, Crest Rod, Crystal, Cure Stone, Damascus, Emerald Ring, Fairy's Cologne, Fairy's Statue, Luna Tablet, Resurrection Bottle, Sweet Syrup, Wolfsbane, ?HERB, ?JEWERLY, ?MINERAL, ?MINERAL. Take the first left you see. Eventually you will to an intersection. Take the western path for the fastest route to the boss, you may seek the treasure under your own discretion. When you come to the area with the doorway and the two torches beside it, ignore it, continue north. You will eventually come across a similar door with the same features, this time, enter. Continue along normally and pickup '?JEWERLY' and 'Resurrection Bottle' from the two chests. Next, pickup 'Cure Stone' and 'Sweet Syrup' entering the eastern doorway. From here, if you take the eastern doorway, you'll end up in the Boss area no matter WHAT. *SAVE* at the save point. In the Boss area pickup 'Cestus' and '?MINERAL'. Examine the glowing rock. Boss Data: ---------- NIGHTMARE 9,000 HP 100 MP Strong Point(s): N/A Weak Point(s): N/A ---------------------O This is probably the toughest boss you've come across thus far. A little endurance is required, moreover, it isn't as 'quick' as the other bosses might have seemed. Her favorite spell is 'Magnum Tornado' which she SHOULD only cast once considering having Claude & Ashton consuming her. Acquired: 'Silver Goblet' (stored under Precious Items) Exit the dungeon where you come to another party discussion. You must retrieve 'Tears of the King' in the LASGUSS MOUNTAIN. ___________________ 10.13/ /_LASGUSS_MOUNTAIN_/ Wa00D Treasure: N/A I have good news and good news. The good news is that if you've been following this guide accordingly, then, you've been here before boosting to get the 'Bandits Glove'. We will only be exploring a total of 4 areas here. It will be over before you know it! Climb to the summit. *SAVE* at the save point. Tip: There is a GREAT sword that is available to Claude in this area called the 'Walloon Sword'. The probability of one of the enemies dropping this is quite rare. Boss Data: ---------- XINE 20,000 HP 300 MP Strong Point(s): Fire, Wind Weak Point(s): N/A ----------------------------O I take back my glorification of NIGHTMARE, the previous boss. XINE is really powerful and can deal massive damage. I recommend traveling to a Hilton or Mars Village to get stronger, more applicable, armor for Ashton for this fight, that or have him dead the whole fight! Celine's 'Energy Arrow' will be a great help to this adversary dealing damage in the 500 HP range. Continually mash bird with the continuous attacks of Claude and Ashton. Rena's 'Cure All' is a wonder spell. Acquired: 'Tears of the King' (stored under Precious Items) With the necessary items to begin the exorcism, head back to the Salva Drift where this dilemma first began. Reaching the point where you first met Ashton, once Ashton realizes the life of the dragons cannot be spared through the exorcism, he decides not to go through with it, and subsequently joins your party. _________________ 10.14/ /_PORT_OF_HERLIE_/ Wa00E Treasure: Ring of Sadness, Ringed Mail, Sinclair Sabre, Leather Boots, 1,200 FOL. Pickup the 'Ring of Sadness' in the house next to the Ocean View Inn. The rest of the treasures can be found in Zand's Mansion. Purchase all the skills from Giona Vallon Skill Guild if you haven't already. Finally, take the ship to Lacour for a mere 120 FOL. Tip: Press L1 and R1 while on the ship to view the surrounding geography. _________ 10.15/ /_HILTON_/ Wa00F Treasure: N/A Purchase 'Technique 2' and 'Combat 2' from Skill Power Skill Guild. I always gave Hilton a lot of credibility due to the astuteness of the shops it has available. I think it's cute the Seaside Music store has a drum set displayed, - oh, it's mandatory that you check out Gerencer's Weapon Shop for some great updates! Tip: Before enter Lacour take some time to battle on the World Map. There's new sets of pugnacious fiends, most notably, Salamanders. If you are low on HP or MP, resort to the Hilton Island Inn, NOT your healing items. Salamanders give you a TON of EXP points, more than any bossy you've come across thus far. Battle the Salamnders until you can destroy them with ease...you'll know you'll be ready for the Tournament of Arms! _________ 10.16/ /_LACOUR_/ Wa00G Treasure: 10,000 FOL, Star Ruby. Head over to the eastern most part of Lacour and visit the Lacour Skills Skill Guild. Purchase 'Sensibility 2' and 'Combat 3'. Head to the northern most part of town, Lacour Castle, and try to get an audience with the king. The king is too busy with the Tournament of Arms so normal audiences have been delayed, moreover, if you do well in the tournament he will. Apply to the Tournament of Arms where you are then told to choose a sponsor from a weapons shop. Before leaving Lacour Castle, pickpocket the little kid with blue hair in the Laboratory, and subsequently acquire 'Peices for Learners'. You can also acquire 'Star Ruby' in the Chambers. While looking for the proper weapon shop to sponsor Claude, nothing offers the defensive and offensive balance of Slayer Weapon Shop. Slayer Weapons Shop, is an indoor shop located amongst all the other shops. Register with the person at the desk to acquire the 'Tournament Pass'. Now, you can either battle on the World Map, or stay at The Lacour Hotel to rest up for the tournament. After you stay at the inn, make your way into the depths of the castle and speak to the man at the receptionists desk. Then, wait in the waiting room, talking to each person, until your summoned to fight. Your first match is with a gladiator that should be destroyed instantly. After the match, go around to the spectators side of the Colosseum to meet up with your party members and watch Dias fight! Your second match is against a gorilla. It's a little faster than the gladiator, but it shouldn't be too difficult. Next, the semi-final rounds, against an Orge. Unlike the other fights, the orge posses some power. I boosted on the World Map until I was on LVL: 35, however, I DID have to resort to using a 'Fresh Syrup'. You should have 'Energy Sword' which is a healing Killer Move. Meet up with your party at the spectators section once again. Witness Dias slay his victim. At last, your encounter with Dias Flac! Don't worry no matter what you perform, Dias Flac is programmed to win. With that being said, don't take offense to all the exhaustive amount of battling you've done, Dias winning is part of the story line. Return to the Slayer Weapons Shop to claim your regards. Afterwards, visit Rena's grandfather - Gamgee, the blacksmith who forged the sword Dias used in the tournament. He will give you the 'Sharp Edge' as a reward for runner-up - A gift from Dias himself! ____________________ 10.17/ /_THE_TOWN_OF_LINGA_/ Wa00H Treasure N/A After the events with Precis, the clumsy girl, check out Le Skill Skill Guild and purchase 'Knowledge 3' and 'Technique 3'. Well that’s it, you should now have EVERY skill that’s offered in the game. To confirm this, enter the Camp Menu, select Skills, and you should have every set except for one. The skill system is explained elsewhere in this FAQ. Enter Keith Klaser's house, a linguist who can help decipher the ancient writings you've found in Cross Cave. Unfortunately, the professor is a very busy man and you will have to wait a whole MONTH to see him! Go to Pharmacy (Jean Medicine Home). Here you will meet Jean Bowman. He employs that Keith is VERY bust deciphering ancient texts, and the writings that the party has, he claims, could have been found "anywhere". Bowman believes Cross Cave is a dangerous dungeon and if it's true that the party has explored there, then they will be able to explore the Sanctuary of Linga in order to retrieve valuable herbs to help Bowman with his pharmaceutical endeavors. On with it... _____________________ 10.18/ /_SANCTUARY_OF_LINGA_/ Wa00I Treasure: Bubble Lotion, Cinderella Glass, Might Chain, Mixed Syrup, Poison Check, Ruby, Spring Water, Straight Punch, Twin Edge, ?GUARD (Rune Buckler). Note: Don't get your hopes up; the 'Lavender' you find at the entrance, will NOT be enough to convince Jean. Stay on the upper levels and head north through 4 areas until you come to a dinosaur fossil. When you come to this area, take a right and you'll pass a huge human-like skeleton. Passing the skeleton, you'll come to a grassy area. Pickup the herb and acquire 'Dill Whip', the Dill Whip is an herb Bowman has never seen before. Backtrack, exit from whence you came and show Bowman. Back at The Town of Linga, rest at Pension Chie Inn, then make your way back to the pharmacy and visit Bowman. Watch all the events that follow...When you come to the night scene inside Bowmans home, pickpocket Ashton to acquire 'Shield Sword', a great weapon for Ashton himself! Let Bowman join your party... Return to Lacour where you learn that monsters are advancing towards Lacour. Proceed to the castle, and after you've registered, Gamgee the blacksmith is on the main stairway in the interior of the castle. Talk to him to acquire 'Plate Mail', a great armor that you should equip on Claude. Enter the laboratory in the basement of the castle where eventually you will accompany young master Leon to the Hoffman ruins via a ship from the Hilton. The Hoffman ruins holds a valuable tool in the completion of the Lacour Hope. Pickpocket the King of Lacour before leaving to receive 'Crown'. When you reach Hilton, stock up on some provisions and recovery items. Then, talk the blue soldier near the ship. Tip: Press L1 and R1 while on the ship to view the surrounding geography. ____________________ 10.19/ /_THE_HOFFMAN_RUINS_/ Wa00J Tip: Outside of the Hoffman Ruins is the BEST place to boost in the game thus far. The chances of encountering double Salamanders is highly probable at all times! Treasure: 1-up Pudding, Angel Hair, Aquaberry, Blackberry, Cure Paralysis, Cure Stone, Diamond, Gold, Green Beryl, Hexagram Card, Holy Mist, Hyperball, Light Box, Orichalcum, Paralysis Check, Recoil Bracelet, "spring", Spring Water, Zephyr Earring. Ascend the large staircase and you will aid Master Leon in opening the door. Once inside, proceed north and pickup 'Angel Hair' and 'Light Box'. Backtrack and enter the east opening making sure to *SAVE* at the save point. Proceed south down the narrow passage way. When you come to the golden wall, pickup 'Aquaberry', then, proceed south. In the new area head south again crossing over a bridge. When you come to a fork in the road, choose the left path, and in the new area head south. Follow the path and *SAVE* at the save point. Pickup "Spring" and Proceed north into the boss. Boss Data --------- HARFAINX 36,700 HP 100 MP Strong Point(s): Fire, Wind, Star, Vacuum, Void. Weak Point(s): Thunder, Light, Dark. -------------------------------------------------O These creatures have TONS of HP, and they're weak to thunder. In order to drain their HP, have Celine cast 'Thunderstorm' it will take a multitude of attempts to dispose of the beasts with this spell, so, give Celine her fair share of Blackberries. The beasts are invulnerable for a short period of time when they use their "pyramids", all in all, this is a test of endurance. They' ain't' nuttin'. Backtrack from whence you came, returning to the soldier at the shoreline. Enter Lacour and talk with the King. Afterwards, from Hilton, follow the path to the left, through the mountains and into the Lacour Front Line. ____________________ 10.20/ /_LACOUR_FRONT_LINE_/ Wa00K Treasure: N/A Enter the Arsenal Weapons Shop and buy some upgrades. He has some GREAT refinements. Report to the Commanders Office. After the briefing rendevous with Diaz on the outpost. Then, meet up with Rena on the opposite outpost. After the event and dialogue, the next day comes. Talk to all the people next to where Dias is standing and then proceed up the stairs. Boss Data --------- SHIN ----------O All you must do is stay alive for one minute. Heal and revive your party as needed. You inflict 0 damage upon Shin. Wander around the Front Line talking to everyone you see and rest at the hospital. Watch the 3rd movie thus far that the game offers. Master Leon decimating the monsters in a huge explosion via the Lacour Hope. Navigate through all the upcoming dialogue and events. When aboard the ship, the party learns that the Lacour Hope has no effect on the demonic Shin. Boss Data: ---------- STONESTATUE 2,200 HP 0 MP Strong Point(s): Darkness Weak Points(s): Light --------------------------O These beats can be slain with simplicity, in fact, due to the astuteness of your boosting, you should be invulnerable to their attacks. Boss Data --------- SHIN ----------O Your objective is to die... Collect Master Leon, run up the stairs, and onto the World Map. Enter the closest village. ________________ 10.21/ /_ELURIA_COLONY_/ Wa011 Treasure: Veil Peircer or Fine Shield, Shield Sword, Metal Fangs or Silver Robe x2, Giant Fists or Silver Greaves x2, Rune Cap, Plate Mail x2. Enter the door and speak to the leader of the village. Afterwards, enter the Arsenal Weapons Shop. Search the environment for valuable treasures. As you attempt to leave, the shop owner gives you an 'ID Card' for use in The Eluria Tower. Tip: You can take some time to boost before advancing towards the tower, if you become weary, you can rest at the leaders compound in Eluria Colony. Be forewarned, there is a VERY tough boss in the tower, and there are a multitude of pugnacious fiends! Tip: In the Tower you sometimes fight an enemy called Coldlizard (think Salamders but harder). They are the opposite from the Salamander's fire breath in the sense that they can stone you. Just like every other enemy in the tower, you should resort to Celine's 'Eruption' spell. Fighting a double Coldlizard will grant you a whopping 6,000 EXP! Tip: Stock up on Resurrection Bottles, moreover, about 7. ___________________ 10.22/ /_THE_ELURIA_TOWER_/ Wa012 Treasure: Aquaberry, Crestier Guard x2, Crystal, Cure Paralysis, Cure Stone, Fresh Syrup, Gale Earring, Giant Fists, Holy Mist, Meteor Ring, Murasame Sword, Musical Software, Sapphire, Spring Water, Star Ruby, Steel Helm, Stone Check, Trickster Armband, Ultra Punch, X Box, ? GUARD (Core Plate). Use the 'ID Card' on the door and infiltrate the main entrance. Pickup 'Meteor Ring', 'X Box', 'Holy Mist', 'Stone Check', and 'Steel Helm' from the front foyer. Examine the glass statue and make a mental notation of [3-0]. Ascend one of the flights of stairs, (doesn't matter which one you choose) and enter the area to the left. Pickup 'Crestier Guard', 'Trickster', and 'Musical Software'. Exit this area, and take advantage of the three chests outside, pickup 'Sapphire', 'Aquaberry', and 'Cure Paralysis'. Also, remember [5-A] twice. Head north and *SAVE* at the save point. At the top of the elevator examine the glass man to the right...[4-C]. Examine the other glass statue to the north and remember...[4-C] again. Pickup 'Cure Stone' and 'Star Ruby' up ahead. Take the elevator next to the treasures. Examine both the glass men and remember [2-P], then, use the elevator to the right. Pickup 'Crestier Guard', '?GUARD', and 'Fresh Syrup'. Remember the priest in this area, and take the opposite lift down. Pickup 'Ultra Punch' and 'Crystal', remember [1-A]. Take the lift back up and visit the priest in the previous area. Refer to this guide, and match the number with the corresponding letter, for the last letter, choose 'A'. After you've acquired the 'Card Key', take the left lift down, and in the new area, take the other lift to the left. Use the key on the red pillars to the left, and proceed to the event area. When your onboard the Calnus pickpocket the man to the right of the door to acquire a 'Battle Suit'. Talk with daddy. After you gain control of Claude again, ride the elevator up and *SAVE* at the save point. Boss Data --------- SHIN 21,000 HP 200 MP Strong Point(s): Everything Weak Point(s): N/A ----------------------------O Unlike previous encounters with SHIN, he is now vulnerable to your attacks, i.e. you can inflict damage on him finally. First, destroy his minions, then, concentrate on SHIN. This WILL be a long battle so be prepared for another test of endurance. Although SHIN has a lot of defense, this fight isn't all that hard. Heal yourself completely and *SAVE* at the previous point. Head through the middle entrance, pickup 'Gale Earring'. Choose the right path... Boss Data --------- BERILE 100,000 HP 100 MP Strong Point(s): Everything Weak Point(s): N/A ---------------------------O Similar to the earlier encounters with SHIN, the object of this battle is to survive for 60 seconds. The most hassle- free way to accomplish this is to spread your characters far about, and once BERILE kills one of them, take turns using resurrection Bottles between the far-apart characters, this way, BERILE will have to travel a long way to kill the other character, and subsequently buying you time. Disc 2 - Walkthrough of ENERGY NEDE ______________ 10.22/ /_ENERGY_NEDE_/ Wa013 Treasure: N/A As a Nedian Rena has a sense of remembrance with this strange planet and leads the party through an enchanted trail of lovely colors, and to a stone gazebo. Listen to the voice and enter the transporter. _______________ 10.23/ /_CENTRAL_CITY_/ Wa014 Treasure: N/A When you exit Narl's office, you'll be in City Hall - home of the Nede Chronicle and the Nede Publishing Company. You can stay at the Brandywine Inn to rest from the exhaustive fight with BERILE. After you've rested, by this time, you should have noticed that you are being followed by a red- haired women named Chisato reporting for the Nede Chronicle. After leaving Central City, take notice of the different World Map theme accompanying Energy Nede, and boost a bit in the forest. _____________ 10.24/ /_NORTH_CITY_/ Wa015 Treasure: N/A Visit the large cylinder-shaped building that is the Encyclopedia Library. There is information about the notorious Ten Wise Men, as well as other manifestations. This city is where you can find a synard, i.e. a method of transportation amongst Energy Nede. Beyond the library tower lies the facility where Synards are actinically bread. Talk to the receptionist and once you mention that the party has been sent by Narl, then you'll get a referral to the directors office. When Claude's personal data is inputted into the Synard, it reacts violently! Boss Data: ---------- SYNARD 43,000 HP 200 MP ------------O Normal attacks should be sufficient enough for this beast. If Celine has 'Lunar Light' it should deal some great damage to it. With a Synard dead, Claude's personal data is refuted and will never be tried again. Luckily, there is an alternative method for catching a synard. Your transported to an endangered species preserve, where you meet Zoologist Noel Chandler, who will take you to where the last wild Synard lingers. Pickup: '50,000 FOL' Pickup: 'Pet Food' Pickup: 'Nature's Life Force' The dungeon where the last remaining synard lurks is only a short journey away from Noel's compound. If you become weary you can rest at Noels house, and make sure to *SAVE* outside of the dungeon. ____________________________ 10.25/ /_CAVERN_OF_THE_RED_CRYSTAL_/ Wa016 Treasure: Cinderella Glass, Dream Bracelet, Flying Hawk Robes, Fruit Syrup, Heraldry, Resurrection Bottle, ?MINERAL (Meteorite) ?MINERAL (Moonite) In the second area, head northwest. In the next area, hug the wall to the right, taking a sharp right, and head all the way south. Next, proceed off the main road and take the road the leads to the white entrance. From here, you have a visual posonar on your synard. In order to access it, take the southern path. Follow the inner trail to the west, ascending the stairs. At the top, *SAVE* at the save point. From here, head north into the boss area. Boss Data: ---------- ARCMENE 40,000 HP 0 MP Strong Point(s): N/A Weak Point(s): Thunder -----------------------O These opponents have the ability to teleport in and out of the material phase. Dazzle em' with critical attacks if your able to because they also possess a high number of speed points. Let Noel Chandler join your party at your own discretion. Synard navigation: directional (D-PAD) up, down, left, right, X to accelerate. Return to Central City and rendevous with Narl. You are acknowledged for acquiring a synard, and more importantly, you are given a quest of trials. You should visit each field in the order Narl presents them to you, ultimately, because, the monsters levels go from low-high: Introduction to the Four Fields ------------------------------- 1. Field of Intelligence Average level of monsters: 48 Boss's level: 65 2. Field of Power Average level of monsters: 60 Boss's level: 70 3. Field of Courage Average level of monsters: 57 Boss's level: 70 4. Field of Love Average level of monsters: 59 Boss's level: 75 ________________________ 10.26/ /_FIELD_OF_INTELLIGENCE_/ Wa017 Treasure: Alpha Box, Fairy Glass, Fruit Syrup, Great Punch, Jeanne's Helm, Mirror of Wisdom, Run Metal. The goal of this field is to turn on the spinning orbs from the main area of the field which will subsequently create a special transporter to the boss area. Examine the mirror in the middle. In the new area, these are the orbs that must be powered on. The three mirrors at the beginning transport you in and out of the main floors. Start by using the one to the left. Search for all the yellow tiles, as these are the only ones that will transport you to the orb room. Once all the orbs have been activated, there is a brief cut scene indicating that the boss area is available in the center. Boss Data: ---------- MAGIC HAND 60,000 HP 100 MP Strong Point(s): Earth, Water, Fire, Thunder, Star, Vacuum, Void Weak Point(s): N/A WORK BOX 30,000 HP 100 MP Strong Point(s): Fire, Star Weak Point(s): Thunder GUARD BOX 30,000 HP 100 MP Strong Point(s): Thunder, Star Weak Point(s): Fire MAGIC BOX x2 30,000 HP 100 MP Strong Point(s): Fire, Thunder Weak Point(s): Star ---------------------------------------------------O Ideally, Celine will be the focus of this battle because she is able to attack each boss at the same time via spells. All the boxes are weak towards thunder, so try casting a high leveled thunder spell such as 'Thunderstorm'. Keep Rena on standby; ready to heal. Once all the boxes are destroyed, the hand is useless. ___________ 10.27/ /_GIVEAWAY_/ Wa018 Treasure: Fairy Glass As far as The Ten Wise Men and the ending of the game is concerned, visiting this snowy village is irrelevant. However, If you'd like to unlock the secret information in the Enclopedia Library at North City (strategies for defeating The Ten Wise Men) then this is the place to be. Honestly, it's a foolish side quest. My strategy for that topic is the optimal one anyway... ;) The 'Fairy Glass' is in the Giveaway University. Tip: Before starting your pilgrimage up the steep hill and into The Field of Power, land your synard on one of the nearby snow islands. On one of these islands, is a well-hidden shop called the Fake Galley. This is undoubtably, the BEST shop in the entire game! Heck, the merchandise is costly, but if you have the money, Boss fights will be hilarious! _________________ 10.28/ /_FIELD_OF_POWER_/ Wa019 Treasure: Artemis Leaf, Assault Bomb, Blackberry, Janne's Armor, Marvel Sword, Melting Lotion, Rune Full Moon, ?GUARD (Mithril Helm). At the base of the mountain lies a tri-point area, meaning there are 3 available routes. Take the route to the northeast. (you can confirm this is the correct route by passing a save point *SAVE*) Eventually you will come across a Yety (gorilla) that will confront you. During the battle with the Yety's, destroy the ones that are advancing towards the switch FIRST. If you fail to guard the switch, reboot the game from the previous save point. The reason is because if they do push the switch it will block this current path and will make your return journey A LOT more annoying. The good news is that this sequence only happens once with my walkthrough ;) After the encounter with the Yetys, exit through the opposite way. In the new area, exit through the doorway above Claude's blonde head. In the next area, continue onward and pickup '?GUARD', heading east bound to the exit. When your back outside, follow the red arrow for guidance leading you northwest. Run across the bridge, climb the series of ladders, and *SAVE* at the save point. Boss Data: ---------- GUARDIAN 130,000 HP 0 MP Strong Point(s): Earth, Fire, Water Weak Point(s): Darkness ------------------------------------O When choosing a boss to represent the credibility of the entire Fields Quest, the GUARDIAN would suit is perfectly. This boss is SUPER strong with an S class defense. The battle will go by much faster if you dazzle em'. Gang up on the GUARDIAN with Killer Moves and he shouldn't get a chance to react to your efforts. ___________________ 10.29/ /_FIELD_OF_COURAGE_/ Wa020 Treasure: Jeanne's Shield, Mithril Greaves, Scyther, Sour Syrup, Spring Water, Stone Check. Normally, I prefer providing you with the fastest possible route to the boss area. However, in this case, that IS NOT the optimal path in this dungeon because if you follow the route that I provide, you will be able to obtain a great weapon for Ashton i.e. 'Scyther'... In the first area, head northeast. In the next area, take a right. Pickup 'Stone Check' and proceed north. Pickup 'Mithril Greaves' and head north once again. Pickup 'Scyther' and follow the path. In the next area don't head south, instead, continue running west. You finally come to a podium with a strange object levitating on top of it. Examine the statue to acquire the Precious Item 'Warrior Statue'. With the 'Warrior Statue' in your possession make an effort to backtrack to the very beginning of this dungeon. Once at the very beginning, head east and then ascend the flight of stairs. There is an event where you are warped to the boss area, *SAVE* at the save point. Ascend the stairs and place the 'Warrior Stone' on the altar. Boss Data: ---------- GUARDIAN 130,000 HP 0 MP Strong Point(s): Earth, Fire, Water Weak Point(s): Darkness -------------------------------------O This battle is identical to the last. Gang up on the GUARDIAN with Killer Moves and try to invoke as many critical hits as possible to dizzy him. Eventually the beast will reveal his final form, which will be periodically invulnerable to your attacks, and sometimes dealing massive damage. ________________ 10.30/ /_FIELD_OF_LOVE_/ Wa01A Treasure: Holy Rod, Hot Syrup, Resurrection Mist, Serpent's Tooth. Approach the main gate, once inside, it should be apparent that there is a treasure chest to your right, go for it to obtain 'Serpent's tooth'. Take a left as the arrow suggests. When you get to the red orb, touch it. From the same side your currently on, head north and touch the other red orb. Pickup 'Resurrection Mist' and 'Holy Rod' from the center platform. With both red orbs touched, the bridges are now in the proper alignment for you to head north obtaining 'Hot Syrup', then, *SAVE* at the save point. Boss Data: ---------- LOVER 60,000 HP 0 MP Strong Point(s): N/A Weak Point(s): Light ----------------------O The breakwings are more of a challenge the LOVER because of their spell-casting abilities. Destroy these first and then slaughter LOVER. With all the field-jewels in your possession, the party returns to Central City to rendevous with Narl. With all the preparations complete, everyone is ready for the offensive operation against Fienal and the Ten Wise Men. The energy field that is protecting the Ten Wise Men can be only extends to certain depths under water, so, with the heraldic beast known as the Herush, you will be able to scrape the ocean floor and enter the area of the enemy. When your at the outer perimeter of Fienal, barge into the enemy's headhunters. After the Calnus is destroyed Marsilio dispatches Takicodes and Miel 64 to battle you, which both can be destroyed in a handful of seconds. On the other hand, when it comes to facing Marsillo, it's impossible to defeat him so don't get frustrated. __________________ 10.31/ /_TOWN_OF_ARMLOCK_/ Wa01B Treasure: N/A It's not as great as the Fake Gallery (the secret weapons shop on one of the snow islands nearest to Field of Power) but your first order of business would be Wilword's Weapon and Tool Shop. This is mainly what the town is popular for. Head to the northern most part of town to reach access to the portal. _____________________________ 10.32/ /_HERALDRY_WEAPONS_LABRATORY_/ Wa01C Treasure: Mind Ring. Head north and *SAVE* at the save point. Enter the building taking an immediate right. Enter the small room and pickup 'Mind Ring'. Back track, taking the left path and rendevous with Narl. When Rena runs off, head past the stone gazebo to initiate a cut scene where Claude ponders about Rena's where abouts. When you get back to Armlock, enter the house with smoke barrels coming out of the chimney. Give the disk to Dr. Mirage for decoding purposes. Ultimately, the data on the disk will in turn destroy the defensive barrier of the Ten Wise Men, but we don't have enough raw material... _______________ 10.33/ /_MIHNE_CAVERN_/ Wa01D Treasure: Fruit Syrup, ?MINERAL, Dummy Doll, Aceras, Lightning Gun, LEA Metal, Wonder Drug, Meteorite, Encyclopedia, Fresh Syrup, Smelling Salts, Mithril Mesh. After using the Mihne Cavern key, proceed, picking up 'Fruit Syrup'. Head for the northern most exit. When you arrive in the new area pickup 'Dummy Doll' and ahead there is an 'Aceras'. Backtrack to the beginning of this area, and this time, choose the left path and run under the little hole. Pickup 'Lightning Gun' and continue north to the next map. In the new area, continue to the northern most exit once again to enter the boss area. *SAVE* at the save point. Boss Data --------- BARK 150,000 HP 400 MP Strong Point(s): N/A Weak Point(s): N/A ----------------------O Before this battle begins, make sure that Rena has A LOT of Magic points, and moreover, a good stock of blackberries in your possession. This adversary is limited to only one spell called 'Lost Patience'. On average, this spell can inflict anywhere from 3,000-4,000 range, so it is imperative that your party is completely healed by the time it is used again! With the 'LEA Metal' in your inventory, head back to the Town of Armlock and rendevous with Mirage. Narl leaves you with 'N.F.I.D.', a FREE pass to Fun City! ___________ 10.34/ /_FUN_CITY_/ Wa01E Treasure: N/A Narl, along with the Nedian Defense Force, have programmed a Ten Wise Men battle simulation. Mirage brings the 'Sacred Tear' and the Fallen Hope' for Rena. You can embark upon "intensive training" to boost and develop, but when you through with that, ask the clerk to go see Narl. When this option is selected, this prompts the Ten Wise Men to arrive. Boss Data --------- MARSILLO 150,000 HP 100 MP Strong Point(s): Earth, Fire, Thunder, Darkness Weak Point(s): N/A -------------------------------------------------O MARSILLO is the first to attack, and in terms of strength and speed points, he is almost identical to your previous encounter with him. Gang up on him along with Ashton and perform anything in your power to dazzle him because his Killer Move 'Cruelly Rushes' is devastating! After you slay MARSILLO, exit the battle arena and *SAVE* at the nearby save point. When you get outside, you are greeted by a new character. Boss Data --------- SHIGEO 160,000 HP 100 MP Strong Point(s): N/A Weak point(s): N/A ---------------------O SHIGEO'S popular spell 'Infringement' can stone your party so be cautious, Rena SHOULD intervene with 'Dispel' when this occurs. SHIGEO is one of the fastest members of the Ten Wise Men so boost your characters speed if you want to gain the advantage. With two members of the Ten Wise Men dead, the party seeks out the 3rd member of the trio, BERILE, who has fled of to the Town of Armlock in search of Dr. Mirage. Boss Data: ---------- BERILE 170,000 HP 100 MP Strong Point(s): Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, Thunder, Star, Vacuum. Weak Point(s): N/A ----------------------------------------------------------O You gotta' love BERILE's theme song, it reminds me of the Eurlia Tower. Anyway, BERILE has a very intimidating demeanor, but he is REALLY easy to dazzle for some reason. The key is to gang up on him and dazzle him, but this can be worthless because of his spell 'Meta-Guard' which makes him temporarily invulnerable to ALL efforts. This cannot be conceivably overcome without, at least, taking SOME damage, but don't worry, while BERILE using 'Meta-Guard', his normal attacks are low. _________ 10.35/ /_L'AQUA_/ Wa01F Treasure: N/A Narl is waiting for you in the Dispensary. In this area, there is also a nurse, and if you talk to her, you will be able to rest. If you are satisfied with your strength and overall performance in battle, talk to Narl and tell him your sufficient enough for the final battle. In the briefing, Narl exclaims that there are 7 wise men left and the 3 that you have defeated were merely the weaker ones. _________ 10.36/ /_FIENAL_/ Wa01G Keep in mind that Fienal is a tough dungeon! It's one of the largest and intricate, and home to some of the toughest monsters in the game. Before entering Fienal, make sure that your party has the best available armor and weapons. Use this guides explanation of the 'Customize' skill and other imperative skills that you can use to eliminate the enemy threat with proficiency. In the front foyer of Fienal, you are introduced to three more wise men, Ruprecht, Jibril, and Nicolus slay em' will ya'?! Boss Data: ---------- RUPRECHT 105,800 HP 200 MP Strong Point(s): N/A Weak Point(s): N/A JIBRIL 85,200 HP 180 MP Strong Point(s): N/A Weak Point(s): N/A NICOLUS 45,500 HP 150 MP Strong Point(s): N/A Weak Point(s): Earth, Fire, Thunder, Darkness -----------------------------------------------O If you have trouble with this battle it's not the end of the world. You have ALL of Energy Nede to boost on so don't worry! However, if your confident in your skill then that's the best strategy you'll ever have. Use the powerful array of Killer Moves you possess. NICOLUS is the weakest of this trio so save him for last, because to be quite frank, he sucks. First Floor ------------O The beginning of this huge dungeon starts in front of a red door. Use the 2nd red door (all the way to the left). In the new room, follow the corridor ignoring the red door. You will come to a portal marked '1'. Take it to the 2nd floor. Second Floor -------------O When you arrive at the portal marked '2', follow the road until you come to an area with two red doors. Use the 2nd red door (all the way to the right). Next, head north and you should discover your portal marked '2' once again. Warp to the third floor. Third Floor ------------O Follow the road until your come to an area with a black orb in the center with red corners in the room. When you reach this room, take western path and you'll come to a glass- tubed tunnel and a red door. Enter the red door to find your portal marked '3'. Wrap to the 4th floor. Fourth Floor -------------O All you have to do is run straight to the next portal marked '4'. Wrap to the 5th floor. Fifth Floor ------------O Follow the path, *SAVE* at the save point. Head through the red door... Boss Data: ---------- VESPER 140,000 HP 200 MP Strong Point(s): N/A Weak Point(s): N/A DECUS 180,000 HP 300 MP Strong Point(s): Earth, Fire, Wind, Thunder, Vacuum, Star, Light, Darkness, Void Weak Point(s): Water -----------------------------------------------------------O You'll probably remember the spell 'Spicule' the most from this battle due to the annoying factor of the Decus's vocal chords. I have always had A LOT of trouble with this fight, and moreover, the spells that are casted against the party are devastating! The best advice I can give is to constantly attack these two so they can't cast ANYTHING! After the battle, proceed to the portal marked '5'. Warp to the 6th floor. Sixth Floor ------------O This floor is a puzzle floor with no random battles: 1. Proceed East, then north activating the middle orb. 2. Proceed East, activating the middle orb. 3. Proceed North twice... Pickup: 'Pleiad Sword' 'Fresh Syrup' 'Spring Water' 4. Proceed south twice and activate the middle orb. 5. Proceed West activating the left orb. 6. Proceed South, west, west, pressing the switch. 7. Proceed East twice, and north, activating the middle orb. 8. Proceed West twice and press the switch. 9. Proceed East twice activating the orb to the left. 10. Proceed North then West, activating the right orb. 11. Proceed West then North, pressing the switch. 12. Proceed South then East, activating the left orb. 13. proceed East then South, activating the middle orb. 14. Proceed East then South, pressing the switch. 15. Proceed North then West, activating the middle orb. 16. Proceed North, West, North, activating the middle orb. 17. Proceed East then North, taking the portal marked '6'. Warp to the 7th floor. Seventh Floor --------------O Proceed North, taking a right, and then continuing North. *SAVE* at the save point. Follow the path, entering the red door to the boss area. Boss Data: ---------- CYRIL 300,000 HP 5,900 MP Strong Point(s): Everything Weak Point(s): N/A -----------------------------O Watch out for 'Wind of Destruction'! It's CYRIL's primal attack and does damage in the 4,000 HP range! You'll know that 'Wind of Destruction' is coming when you begin to inflict 0 damage upon CYRIL. Your first obligation would be to survive this spell, and then, making sure that it NEVER is cast again, ganging up on him with Killer Moves. After you defeat CYRIL, enter the red door. Take a left in the new area, and enter the portal that is marked '7'. Warp to the 8th floor. Eight Floor ------------O All you have to do is run straight to the next portal marked '8'. Wrap to the 9th floor. Ninth Floor ------------O Head north. When you come to the red door, ignore it, and head east. Follow the path until you come to the portal marked '9'. Eight Floor (Part 2) ---------------------O Follow the path until you come to the Final Save Point, where you must *SAVE*. All that separates you and the Final Boss - INDALECIO are stairs. Climb em'! Boss Data: ---------- INDALECIO 500,000 HP 10,000 MP Strong Point(s): N/A Weak Point(s): N/A ----------------------O At the expedition of this battle INDALECIO always begins with 'Divine Wave'. When I got up to this foe, I had Claude's 'Mirror Slice' and was inflicting 9,999 per stroke. I strongly suggest you obtain this. Claude learns this at lvl: 70. ***THE END*** Congratulations! You beat the game! ____________________________________________________________ ===================================== |011: Virtual Expel/Cave of Trials | ===================================== After saving at the Final Save Point, you have two options, you can: 1. Proceed to the Final Boss - INDALECIO 2. Return to Fun City and speak to the mysterious old man in the Battle Arena. If you agree with him, he will transport you back to Arlia village, and moreover, you will be able to once again explore Expel like you've done before. The only difference with Virtual Expel is that there is a dungeon of unknown origin southwest of the Cross Continent. This dungeon has pugnacious fiends within the levels of 100-300! This is the home to the most unflagging equipment and upgrades that you can ever lust for! Be forewarned, this is a mighty tough challenge! THE CAVE OF TRIALS ################### Level 1: Heraldic Ruins: ------------------------O Treasure: Fruit Nectar, Link Stock, Blueberry, Juicy Beef, Wonder Drug, Nuclear Bomb, Tri-Emplem. Boss: Dark Feather Prize: Bunny Shoes Solution: Activate the appropriate levers. Level 2: Love Alley: ---------------------O Treasure: Purity Leaf, Reflex, Resurrection Mist, Link Combo. Boss: Bloodgerell Prize: Seraphic Garb Solution: Yufie - down Lloyd - right Feria - right Cistina - down Milene - down Luke - up Sharon - left Level 3: Single Path Cave: --------------------------O Treasure: Slayer Rings, Fruit Nectar x2, Sylvan Mail, Wonder Drug, Dream Crown, Juicy Beef. Boss: Dreamshade Prize: Magical Drops Solution: The puzzle is complete when all blows turn red. You need to travel through each room on this floor one time. To accomplish this, start from the north, navigating the perimeter. Level 4: Dancing God's Altar: ------------------------------O Treasure: Black Earring, Peep Non, Seraphic Garb, Fruit Nectar, Extinction, Resurrection Mist, Purity Leaf. Boss: Miel 32 Prize: N/A Solution: There are hidden door that allow access to forbidden areas. Level 5: Lady's Revenge: -------------------------O Treasure: Wonder Drug, Fresh Syrup, Slayer Ring, Juicy Beef, Seaphic Garb, Fairy Ring, Fruit Nectar. Boss: Weird Beast Prize: Red Lotus Jewel Solution: You need the Red Lotus Jewel to open the door. When you fight the Weird Beast for the first time, simply escape from it. If you save Puffy, she'll reward you with the Weird Slayer, which will defeat the Weird Beast with one stroke, giving you the Red Lotus Jewel. Level 6: Burglar's Nest: -------------------------O Treasure: Dream Crown, Cure Poison Boss: Funny Thief Lvl:99 Prize: Magical Drops, Funny Slayer Solution: One of the Funnythief statues has a lever hidden in it. There is an engraving on the floor that will let your warp out of the Cave of Trials, but you will have to retrace your steps to get back to this current position. There is a Traveling Salesman on this floor with some unflagging items. Don't buy 'Santa's Boots' for 10,000,000 FOL because you can get them for FREE in Arlia Village. If you remember Rena's tour of Arlia in the beginning of the game she takes you to a house of a newly wed couple. In Virtual Expel this couple has had an offspring. Pickpocket the offspring to acquire a FREE 'Santa's Boots'. Level: 7 Goddess's Altar: --------------------------O Treasure: Ishidaya Tea, Yukiocho Tea, Bunny Shoes, Purity Leaf, Peep Non, Tri-Emplem, Fresh Syrup, Cracked Jewel, Weird Slayer, Ganze Sea Urchin, Resurrection Mist. Boss: Mithril Eater Prize: Holy Staff Million Teller Solution: It is mandatory to pickup the 'Cracked Jewel' because you need it to gain access to the next floor. Use the Metalworking Specialty to turn it into a 'Red Lotus Jewel'. Level 8: Food God: -------------------O Treasure: Peep Non, Slime Jelly, Fresh syrup, Seraphic Garb, Lavender, Heavenly Prime Toro Tuna, Holy Staff Million Teller, Soda Pop, Wonder Drug, Ganze Sea Urchin, Amoeba Soup, Funny Slayer. Boss: Erysin Beast Prize: Gelatin Steak Solution: Feed the picture food. When he says that you must eat poorly, and asks what else you've got, feed him a mistake. Level 9: Sealed Coffin: -----------------------O Treasure: Resurrection Mist, Wonder Drug, Valiant Boots, Artemis Leaf. Boss: Wise Sorcerer Prize: Levantine Sword Solution: The coffin here holds the boss to this level. However, the key to it lies on the 12th floor. Once you acquire 'Holy Sword Farewell' you must return to this area and use the sword to fight the sorcerer and subsequently gain acsess to the final floor. Level 10: Decision Point: --------------------------O Treasure: Bunny Shoes, Valkyrie Boots, Purity Leaf, Fresh Syrup, Tri-Ace, Meteor Swarm, Funny Slayer, Holy Staff Million Teller, Valiant Boots, Rainbow Diamond, Philosophers Stone. Boss: Geo Guardian Prize: Valiant Guard Solution: The colors of the light grid correspond to the lights of each of the rooms on this level. Level 11: Dragon's Nest: -------------------------O Treasure: N/A Boss Dragon Tyrant Prize: Valiant Guard, Float Combat Skill Solution: You will have to return to level 6 and use the engraving to drop of your party members because only two (2) party members are allowed to enter Level: 12 at a time. Level 12: Hall of Warriors: ----------------------------O Treasure: Valkyrie Guard, Bunny Shoes, Battle Suit x2 Boss: Phoenix Prize: Holy Sword Farewell Solution: N/A Level 13: Holy Nest of Angels: -------------------------------O Treasure: Valiant Guard, Valiant Mail, Angel Armband Boss: Indalecia Celesta Prize: Holy Sword Farewell, Silver Trumpet Solution: Flip the two switches. ========================= |012: Specialties List | ========================= 1. ALCHEMY -----------O Required Skills: Scientific Ability, Mineralogy, Fairyology Related Talents: Blessing of Mana Revealable Talents: N/A Required Support Items: Iron Special Support Item: Erlenmeyer Flask, Lezard Flask Skill Level Mineral/Gem you can create ----------- --------------------------- 1 Silver, Gold 2 Sapphire, Ruby 3 Crystal, Green Beryl 4 Diamond 5 Star Ruby 6 Damascus =================================================== *************|With the Lezard Flask|************** =================================================== Skill Level Mineral/Gem you can create ----------- --------------------------- 6 Rune Metal 7 Rainbow Diamond 8 Moonite, Sage's Stone, Meteorite, Mithril 2. ART --------O Required Skills: Sketching, Esthetic Sense Related Talents: Sense of Design Revealable Talents: Sense of Design Required Support Item: Magic Canvas, Magical Clay Special Support Item: Graphic Software 3. AUTHORING --------------O Required Skills: Writing Related Talents: Writing Ability Revealable Talents: Writing Ability Required Support Items: Fountain Pen Special Support Items: Text Software 4. COMPOUNDING ----------------O Required Skills: Biology, Herbal Medicine, Mental Science Related Talents: N/A Revealable Talents: N/A Required Support Items: Herbs Special Support Items: Antiseptic Gloves 5. COOKING ------------O Required Skills: Kitchen Knife, Good Eye, Recipe Related Talents: Sense of Taste Revealable Talents: Sense of Taste Required Support Items: Groceries Special Support Items: All-Purpose Knife 6. CUSTOMIZE --------------O Required Skills: Craft, Metal Casting, Functionality Related Talents: Originality Revealable Talents: N/A Required Support Items: Weapons, Metal, Gems Special Support Items: Magical Rasp Claude ------ Starting Weapon Mineral/Gem Resulting Weapon ----------------||----------------||--------------------|| Weak Weapon || Ruby || Flame Sword || Weak Weapon || Silver || Silver Fangs || Weak Weapon || Gold || Golden Fangs || Strong Weapon || Star Ruby || Ignite Sword || Strong Weapon || Orichalcum || Silvance || Sharp Edge || Damascus || Grand Stinger || Minus Sword || Damascus || Grand Stinger || Veil Piercer || Diamond || Heart Breaker || Sharp Edge || Mithril || Minus Sword || Minus Sword || Mithril || Eternal Sphere || ----------------||----------------||--------------------|| Rena ---- Starting Weapon Mineral/Gem Resulting Weapon -------------------||----------------||------------------ || Weak Weapon || Damascus || Pain Cestus || Weak Weapon || Rune Metal || Metal Fangs || Strong Weapon || Moonite || Dragon's Claws || Magical Gloves || Moonite || Rune Full Mone || Magical Gloves || Rune Metal || Sorceress Knuckles|| Rune Full Mone || Sage's Stone || Sorceress Knuckles|| Sorceress Knuckles || Diamond || Kaiser Knuckles || Kaiser Knuckles || Moonite || Empresia || -------------------||----------------||-------------------|| Celine ------ Starting Weapon Mineral/Gem Resulting Weapon ----------------||------------------||------------------- || Weak Weapon || Mithril || Silver Rod || Strong Weapon || Ruby || Ruby Wand || Strong Weapon || Star Ruby || Ruby Rod || Strong Weapon || Orichalcum || Holy Rod || Silver Rod || Moonite || Silvermoon || Holy Rod || Star Ruby || Dragon's Tusk || ----------------||------------------||--------------------|| Ashton ------- Starting Weapon Mineral/Gem Resulting Weapon -----------------||----------------||-------------------- || Twin Swords || Damascus || Smaller || Smaller || Moonite || Pair Nuts || Guard Sword || Iron || Shield Sword || Pair Nuts || Meteorite || Gemini || Twin-Edge || Mithril || Holy Cross || Lotus Eater || Meteorite || Gemini || Scyther || Damascus || Melufa || -----------------||----------------||---------------------|| 7. FAMILIAR ------------O Required Skills: Whisling, Animal Training Related Talents: Love of Animals Revealable Talents: Love of Animals Required Support Items: Pet Food Special Support Items: N/A 8. IDENTIFY -------------O Required Skills: Tool Knowledge, Mineralogy, Herbal Medicine Related Talents: N/A Revealable Talents: N/A Required Support Items: Spectacles Special Support Items: Element Analyzer 9. MACHINERY -------------O Required Skills: Mech Knowledge, Mech Operation Related Talents: Dexterity Revealable Talents: Dexterity, Sense of Design Required Support Items: Material Kits Special Support Items: N/A 10. METALWORK ---------------O Required Skills: Mineralogy, Craft, Esthetic Sense Related Talents: Dexterity Revealable Talents: Dexterity, Originality Required Support Items: Metals and gems Special Support Items: Soldering Iron 11. MUSICAL TALENT -------------------O Required Skills: Music Instrument, Musical Notation Related Talents: Pitch, Sense of Rhythm Revealable Talents: Pitch, Sense of Rhythm Required Support Items: Feather Pen, Musical Instrument Special Support Items: Musical Software 12. ORACLE ------------O Required Skills: Radar, Piety, Playfulness Related Talents: Blessing of Mana Revealable Talents: N/A Required Support Items: N/A Special Support Items: N/A 13. PICKPOCKET ----------------O Required Skills: Courage, Poker Face Related Talents: Dexterity Revealable Talents: N/A Required Support Items: Bandit's Glove/Magician's Hand Special Support Items: Magician's Hand 14. PRACTICE --------------O Required Skills: Effort, Perseverance, Patience Related Talents: N/A Revealable Talents: N/A Required Support Items: N/A Special Support Items: N/A 15. REPRODUCTION ------------------O Required Skills: Copying Related Talents: N/A Revealable Talents: N/A Required Support Items: Magical Camera, Magical Film Special Support Items: RIRICA 16. SCOUT -----------O Required Skills: Danger Sense Related Talents: Sixth Sense Revealable Talents: Sixth Sense Required Support Items: N/A Special Support Items: N/A 17. SURVIVAL --------------O Required Skills: Herbal Medicine, Patience Related Talents: N/A Revealable Talents: N/A Required Support Items: N/A Special Support Items: Survival Kit =============================== |013: Super Specialties List | =============================== 1. BLACKSMITH ---------------O Required Specialties: Customize, Alchemy Leveling-Up Skills: Metal Casting, Mineralogy Required Support Items: Smith's Hammer, Metals, Gems Special Support Items: Magical Rasp 2. COME ON BUNNY -----------------O Required Specialties: Scout, Familiar Leveling-Up Skills: Danger Sense, Whistling Required Support Items: N/A Special Support Items: N/A 3. COMPREHENSION ------------------O Required Specialties: Practice, Survival Leveling-Up Skills: Effort, Patience Required Support Items: N/A Special Support Items: N/A 4. IDENTIFY ALL -----------------O Required Specialties: Identify, Metalwork Leveling-Up Skills: Tool Knowledge, Craft Required Support Items: Spectacles Special Support Items: N/A 5. MASTER CHEF ---------------O Required Specialties: Compounding, Cooking Leveling-Up Skills: Biology, Kitchen Knife Required Support Items: Groceries Special Support Items: N/A 6. ORCHESTRA --------------O Required Specialties: Art, Music Leveling-Up Skills: Esthetic Sense, Musical Instrument Required Support Items: Conductor's Baton, Musical Instrume. Special Support Items: N/A 7. PUBLISHING ---------------O Required Specialties: Writing, Machinery Leveling-Up Skills: Writing, Mech Operation Required Support Items: Fountain Pen Special Support Items: Beret, Text Software 8. REVERSE SIDE -----------------O Required Specialties: Pickpocket, Reproduction Leveling-Up Skills: Courage, Copying Required Support Items: Vellum Paper Special Support Items: N/A ============================= |014: Heraldry Spells List | ============================= Rena Lanford ------------ Spell Name Level Learned MP Consumption -------------------||-------------------||------------|| Heal || - || 3 || Antidote || 3 || 5 || Press || 5 || 7 || Deep Mist || 8 || 11 || Cure Light || 10 || 11 || Silence || 12 || 14 || Ray || 14 || 10 || Energy Net || 18 || 12 || Cure All || 20 || 18 || Delay || 22 || 18 || Dispel || 25 || 24 || Gravity Press || 28 || 24 || Light Cross || 30 || 18 || Protection || 33 || 18 || Tractor Beam || 36 || 22 || Haste || 42 || 20 || Growth || 47 || 22 || Fairy Heal || 52 || 30 || Anti || 54 || 40 || Raise Dead || 60 || 45 || Star Flare || 63 || 26 || Fairy Light || 65 || 40 || Angel Feather || 72 || 30 || -------------------||-------------------||------------|| Celine Jules ------------ Spell Name Level Learned MP Consumption -------------------||-------------------||--------------|| Firebolt || - || 2 || Wind Blade || - || 2 || Thunderbolt || - || 4 || Ray || 9 || 10 || Energy Arrow || 12 || 17 || Forget || 15 || 10 || Starlight || 17 || 10 || Reflection || 19 || 8 || Mind Absorber || 22 || 1 || Neutral || 27 || 17 || Bless || 28 || 18 || Thunderstorm || 31 || 28 || Eruption || 34 || 30 || Curse || 39 || 20 || Lunar Light || 43 || 38 || Southern Cross || 49 || 42 || Thunder Cloud || 55 || 40 || Anti || 59 || 40 || Explode || 66 || 54 || Angel Feather || 76 || 30 || Meteor Swarm || - || 82 || -------------------||-------------------||--------------|| ===================== |015: FAQ Overview | ===================== Here's a list of all my work: 1. Resident Evil CODE: Veronica X Infinite Launcher/A ranking guide 2. Metal Gear Solid 3 SNAKE EATER Stealth Camo/IFP FAQ 3. Star Ocean THE SECOND STORY Walkthrough/FAQ ==================== |016: Final Words | ==================== I never would have throught I would write out an RPG FAQ due to the length and dedication. I hope you enjoy using this just as much as I enjoyed writing it! This is my second favorite video game of all time, my first favorite is obviously the legendary Final Fantasy 7. The story line of this game might not be compelling enough to play through twice, but the seemingly endless gameplay and enjoyable narrative, is likely to be the best you'll come across. =================== |017: Disclaimer | =================== This text is (c) 2006 by Michael Condella (MCondella) All rights reserved. Game concept and characters (c) ENIX. I published this guide for the intent for it to be viewed on www.gamefaqs.com & www.gamefaqs.com ONLY. This may not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright. If you would like to use this guide publically or broadcast it on the internet you may ask me, I will gladly approve of the matter if, and only if, it is deemed evident that it is my walkthrough without no other person(s) taking credit for MY walkthrough. Lots of personal hard work, careful considerations and strategic game play went into this guide. To protect my work, if anyone should disobey the above terms, they will be reprimanded with a copyright infringement.