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Version: 0.1 | Updated: 11/06/98
Star Ocean The Second Story Japanese Version FAQ v0.1 By Dion Fung <firstname.lastname@example.org> Last Updated: 6th November, 1998 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The latest version of this FAQ can be found at my homepage: http://www.oe.net.au/~legend Warning: To view the Japanese characters in this FAQ, you need a special software like AsianSuite or NJStar. You can download AsianSuite at the following address: http://www.unionway.com. Contents: 1. Legal Notice 2. Introduction 3. Getting Started 3.1 New Game 3.2 Basic Control 3.3 Menu 3.4 Skill System 3.5 Combat 3.6 Private Action 4. Walkthrough 4.1 Crawd's Walkthrough 4.2 Rena's Walkthrough 4.3 Bonus Dungeon 4.4 Ashton's Side Quest 5. Miscellaneous 5.1 Battle Strategies 5.2 Talents 5.3 Skill List 5.4 Special Skill List 5.5 Super Skill List 5.6 Song List 5.7 Private Actions 5.8 Character Profiles 6. Mini-Games 7. Secrets 8. Version History =============== 1. Legal Notice =============== This FAQ may not be redistributed in any form without my permission and may only be redistributed in its original and unaltered form. Permission will not be granted for profitable or promotional purposes without my written approval including but not restricted to magazines, guide books and game retailers. Star Ocean: The Second Story is registered trademark and copyright of tri-Ace Inc, LINKS, Minato Koto and Enix, 1998. =============== 2. Introduction =============== What is Star Ocean? Star Ocean The Second Story (or Star Ocean 2) is a RPG. It's a sequel to the original Star Ocean first appeared in SNES. It is also a reminder from Enix that they still have what it takes to produce a top-notch RPG, and gives us something to play while waiting for Dragon Quest 7 to come out. You can choose to play either as Crawd or Rena, the two main characters of this game. Even though both characters travel together most of the time, each character still has a somewhat different storyline, and some events are totally different. I must say that my knowledge of Japanese is very limited, therefore I will only try to cover the major plots and skip the less important conversations and events (which are quite a lot). Hopefully someone else will do a complete translation in the future. ================== 3. Getting Started ================== 3.1 New game When you start a new game, you get to choose from the following options: Sound Select: Surround, Stereo, Monaural Select Vibration: On, Off Hero Select: Crawd, Rena Naming: The six commands on top are: Hiragana, Katakana, English, Ok, Cancel and Back. Battle Mode: Standard, Semi-active, Full-active 3.2 Basic Control Star Ocean supports dual shock and the analog stick. So if you have the dual shock controller you can also use the left analog stick to move the character around instead of using the arrow pad. Here's a list of button commands: Exploring X: Run, cancel O: Inspect, talk, confirm Triangle: Menu Square: Steal World Map X: Run O: Get off bunny Triangle: Menu Square: Private action Start: Map R1, L1: Rotate camera angle Combat X: Select character O: Attack Triangle: Battle menu Square: Move L1, R1: Special attacks L2: Quick select the last character R2: Toggle manual/auto combat Select: Taunt 3.3 Menu Here's an explanation of the menu items: a) Special Skills At first you will only get command here (skill or spell settings, depending on the character). Later on, as you learn more skills, more options will be available. 必殺技の設定 (Special attack setting): This command is available for characters who can't use spells. Instead of using magic they can perform special attacks during combat. A character can only use two special attacks at once, so this is the place to decide which specials you would like to use. The first number tells you how familiar your character is at that skill, the second one is the mp cost. Each time you use a skill, the familarity of that skill is increased by it. The more familiar you are at a skill, the more powerful it becomes. In addition, if your character has the link combo ring equipped, you can press the triangle button to turn the LC on or off. Link combo allows your character to use two special attack at once, at the cost of depriving another party member's ability to use any spells or special attacks. 呪文の設定 (Spell setting): Press the circle button to cast a spell, or you can press the square button to switch off a spell so the character won't cast the spell during combat. This is quite important as computer controlled characters have a tendency to cast useless spells or wasting powerful spells on weak enemies. オラクル (Oracle): Give you some hints about the game but don't seem to be too useful at the moment. 音楽 (Music): The first command is to compose a song, and the second one is to perform a song. To compose a song, you need a music instrument and a feather pen (羽ペン). Once you have a song composed, you can perform it using a conductor's stick (指揮棒). Each song has a magic effect. 修業 (Studying): The second command starts training which will allow you to gain more experience when fighting monsters. I am not sure if there is any side effect though. スカウト (Scouting): Adjust the amount of random monsters. The options are: normal, more, and less. フアミリア (Familiar): Call a familiar to buy stuff for you in town. It is basically a mobile shop service. Require a pet's bait (ぺットの餌) to use. b) Item O: Use an item Square: Display item stats Triangle: Brings up the sub-menu. The options are: Sort items, Use special skills, Use super skills, Quest objects. c) Equip O: Equip an item Square: Display item stats Triangle: Brings up the sub-menu. First command is to equip the character with the best weapons and armors available. Second command is to switch the auto-equip on/off. When auto-equip is on, your characters will automatically equip any item picked up or bought that is better than the one they are currently using. d) Skills This screen lists all your skills, skill levels and the sp costs to raise a level. Square: Turn off a battle skill Triangle: List of special skills At the special skill screen, each special skill has one or more stars appear next to it. Each star represents a prerequisite skill required to learn this special skill. An empty star represents a skill that you haven't learned yet, and a solid star represents a learned skill. Once you have learned all the prerequisite skills, you can press the O button to display the stats of that special skill. Super skills have circles next to them instead of stars, and each super skills require two special skills to learn. You can also press the triangle button during this screen to see the character's talents. e) Stats The stats screen is mostly in English, with the exception of the five stats at the right-hand side and the one at the bottom. The five stats at the right are: Attack, Defense, Accuracy, Evasion and Magical Power. The one at the bottom says what your character likes to eat. When a character eats his/her favourite food it will fully recover that character's health. At first you don't know what that food is, but you will find out once you feed the correct food to a character. Triangle: Talents Square: Element attributes O: Rename character f) Options Message Speed: 1-8 Sound: Surround, Stereo, Monaural Menu Color Targetting: Auto, Semi-Auto, Manual (Semi-auto and manual seems to work the same) Battle Mode: Normal, Control leader only (Once again the two options don't seem to make any difference at all) Movement: Square+Pad, Pad Buttons Configuration: Confirm, Cancel, Menu, Move, Special 1, Special 2, Quick select, Toggle manual/auto Vibration: Off, On g) Tactics Strategy: Customize each character's battle strategy, see the Battle strategy section for a complete list. Position: Change the positions of your party members. Only members at the left column go into combat. That means you can have a 5-member party and yet only one person will fight. It's useful if you want to level up certain characters. Formation: You get to choose from a range of battle formations. You can also press the triangle button to choose a leader. Leader is the character you control at the beginning of a battle. h) File Save: You can only save at a save point or at the world map. Load: But you can load whereever you want. 3.4 Skill System Overview: Aside from the spells and special attacks, characters can also learn skills. Each character starts with a random set of talents and skills. Each skill has a skill level of 0 to 10. To increase a skill level you have to pay skill points (sp). When your character gains an experience level, he/she will also earn some skill points. This is the primily way to earn sp, but there are two other ways to do it as well, and I will mention those in other sections. Skills: What does skills do? Well, it varies. First of all, there are two major types of skills: combat skills and non-combat skills. Combat skills only help you during combat, and does nothing when you increase a skill level (except making you fight better). Some non-combat skills increase your stats, some do nothing by themselves. Combat skills appear in green in the skill list and non-combat ones appear in white. You can buy new skills in the skill shops in some city. Special Skills: If some skills do nothing by themselves, what's the point of learning them? Well, all non-combat skills contribute to learning one or more special skills. Special skills are powerful skills that range from upgrading your weapons to duplicating an item. To learn a special skill, you have to first learn the prerequisite skills. Once you have at least level 1 in all the necessary skills, you will be able to use that special skill. The level of a special skill is the average level of all the prerequisite skills combined. Super Skills: Yes, there's more. By combining special skills, you get super skills. These are even more powerful skills but usually not necessary to your survival. Some of these are more fun than practical. Talents: Talents are just that. They describe what your character is good at. Most special skills require you to have one or more talents in order to be effectively used. So plan ahead when you are trying to learn a special skill. If a character does not have the talent necessary to use the skill, you might want to consider letting someone else to learn first. 3.5 Combat Unlike most console RPGs, Star Ocean's combat system is in real-time. You can actually move your characters around. Because of the real-time nature you can only control one character at a time. You can either let the computer control the rest of the party or, if you are good, you can switch characters in between commands. The later is quite hard as the combats are very fast-paced. The fun part is to watch the whole party attack and blow things up at the same time. You do have some control over the computer controlled characters. You can change the behaviours of the computer players in the menu, or you can change them during combat. Another thing worth mentioning are the battle fields. Some battle fields are semi-interactive and have natural (or unnatural) hazards. For example, when you fight near a train track, a train will pass by in the middle of the fight and anything in its path will be damaged; at some places there are barrels that blows up when a person casts a spell near it. 3.6 Private Action To invoke the private action, press the square button at the entrance of a town. Instead of exploring the town as a whole party, you and your party members will go separate ways. You can still find them in various parts of the town and talk to them. Normally private action does nothing but sometimes a special event may occur, and it usually involves making a choice or two. While private actions do not interfere with the main plot, they change how the other party members feel towards you and you may get extra items, cash or even optional characters through private actions. ============== 4. Walkthrough ============== 4.1 Crawd's Walkthrough 1) The Portal After the opening scene, Crawd, Crawd's father and the other crew members landed on a deserted planet. [If you have a surround sound system, enjoy the realistic wind sound effects] Their way was blocked by a huge gate. Crawd found a device on the left hand side and they used it to open the gate. They went down to find a strange device inside. [There is also a save point here] Crawd went to inspect the device, despite his father's advice. Just when he thought it's safe, the device activated. It seemed to be a teleport device. Crawd tried to get away but he wasn't fast enough. He got sucked into the portal and teleported to somewhere else. 2) The Meeting Crawd appeared in a forest of some sort. In front of him was a girl being chased by a monster. He bravely went forward and fought the monster. [Crawd cannot hurt the monster with his punch so use the light gun instead (L1 button)] After the fight, Crawd followed the direction where the girl ran and talked to her. She introduced herself as Rena. Rena brought Crawd into her village, アーリア. Crawd went to the east side of the village and found Rena's house at the southwest. Rena decided to bring Crawd around and introduced him to everyone in the village. After talking to everyone in the village, they went back to Rena's house. To their surprise, Rena's mother had prepared a feast to treat Crawd, and kept mumbling something like "as long as the hero's pleased". After the meal Crawd was relaxing in the guest room and talked to Rena. A bit later her mother showed up and talked to him. After she left, Crawd heard a voice downstairs, so he went down and met the village elder. The elder told him about the meteor that crash landed on a remote continent about three months ago. After the incident monsters began to appear everywhere. They mistook Crawd as the hero mentioned in the prophecy, who was said to be carrying a light sabre. Crawd of course denied being that hero. The elder invited Crawd to lodge in his house. After some rest, Crawd went downstairs to talk to the elder again. He suggested Crawd to look for more information in the town to the north of the village. [You can also go back to the forest and talk to Rena, but that's optional] 3) The Kidnapping The town サルバ was only a short distance to the north. Crawd talked to everyone in town, but couldn't find anything new. Disappointed, he decided to go back to the village. Upon entering the village, he was surrounded by a group of worried villagers. They told him Rena was being kidnapped by the mayor's son. He hurried back to the town and went to the mayor's house. The door was bolted so without any hesitation Crawd used his light gun to blast it open. Oops, the gun just ran out of battery after he blasted the door open. [It's a good idea to use the light gun to gain a few levels before going here] Crawd entered the house and went into the room to his right. He found Rena's hairpiece on the floor. He carefully inspected the room and found a hidden trigger near the lamp. A secret passage appeared. He entered the passage and found himself inside the mine. There was a worker collapsed on the floor. [Save point] Crawd talked to the worker and continued his way into the mine. After some exploring, he found a cave entrance. [North, then west, save point] He found Rena lying on top of an altar and the mayor's son standing behind her. Crawd freed Rena. Suddenly, the mayor's son turned into a monster. Crawd fought him and won. They brought him back and he pleaded that he's being controlled by the stone that he picked up in the mine. Crawd and Rena went back to the village. They went to the elder's house and talked. The elder asked Crawd to help investigate the whole matter. Naturally Crawd agreed and Rena decided to go with him. After walking Rena back, Crawd went back to the elder's house and talked to him. The elder told him Rena's mother was not her real mother. She picked her up in the forest when she was a baby. Crawd went back to his room. He heard a voice outside so he went to the balcony. He found Rena standing outside. They went to the bridge and talked. Apparently, Rena knew about this too. 4) The Journey Crawd and Rena began their journey the next day. The elder gave them a letter for the king. They went past サルバ and continued to go northeast. When they finally arrived at クロス, it was already late so they went to the inn and rest. The next day, they went into the castle and talked to the guards at the counter. Crawd showed them the elder's letter and requested an audience with the king. They talked to the people in the castle while waiting. They went to see the king and asked him about the unusual happenings around the world. [Choose 1] The king said nobody knew exactly what's going on and it would be too dangerous to send an investigation party. Crawd and Rena volunteered themselves. The king accepted and gave them a pass and some money. 5) The Ancient Manuscript When they went back to town, they found two magicians arguing with each other. Eventually, the girl drove the guy away. She called herself Celine and asked Crawd whether he would like to join her in treasure hunting. [Choose 1 for yes, 2 for no] Crawd found no reason not to, so he agreed. The trio went to the cave at the southeast. After some exploration they reached a cave with four chests inside. [All the way north, northeast, west, north, east, save point, north] When they opened the upper right chest, two monsters jumped out of nowhere and attacked them. After defeating the monsters, they opened the upper left chest and found an ancient manuscript inside. They couldn't understand the text, however. As they left the cave, Celine asked if they would like to travel together with her. [Choose 1 for yes, 2 for no] Crawd didn't mind another company, so he said yes. 6) Disaster The party travelled north and reached the town クリク after passing a bridge. They went to the port and talked to the captain. Crawd gave him the king's pass and the captain asked them to come back when the ship was ready to set sail. When they got back to the town, a little boy ran by and stole all the money from Crawd. They were not impressed by this and decided to hunt him down. The party asked everybody in town about this kid. They found him hiding outside the bar. The boy gave them back the money and apologized. He didn't seem to be too bad so the party decided to bring him around. [You can go to the various shops and have some fun, but they are not mandatory] When they returned to the port, they found a couple kids playing. The boy was very shy so Crawd introduced him to the other kids. The party went to talk to the captain again, but the ship still wasn't ready yet. They went back to town to kill some time. Suddenly, there was an earthquake. They fled to the top of the hill. [A nice FMV follows] It seemed all ships were now destroyed. They talked to the captain and he gave them back the pass. He told them there was another port at the east that the party could try. Just when they were about to go up, however, a flood occured and completely destroyed the town. [Another nice FMV] They found the boy at the top of the hill and talked to him for a while. There was not much they could do for the homeless here, so they decided to leave this place. 7) Imposter The party went back to the junction and travelled east. Shortly thereafter, they arrived at the village マーズ. Celine told them this was her place of birth. They stumbled into the first house, and found the village elder holding a meeting with a group of people. Included in the group was Celine's parents, a magician and Dias, Rena's childhood friend. A group of bandits had kidnapped all children in the village, and they now demanded a ransom. The bandits were hiding in the forest nearby. Rena left to persuade Dias to help fight the bandits, but when she returned with the good news, Crawd refused his help. He insisted the three of them would be enough. Rena was obviously angry and ran off. They went back to the elder's house and agreed to help. [Choose 1] The next day, Crawd and Celine set off to the forest at the back of the village. Before they left, the village elder gave them a pair of mud boots and told them to use it to cross the swamp. They encountered quite a few groups of bandits inside the forest. Crawd was worried about Rena's safety, though he wouldn't admit it. Deep into the forest, [Right, up, left, left, upx3, save point, up, left] They heard a voice behind and turned around. They found the magician who was present at the meeting. To their surprise, he revealed himself as the leader of the bandits. Like the mayor's son, he also turned into a monster. After a tough fight, they defeated the leader and went to search for the children. But Rena and Dias were there already and told them the children were safe. Rena had forgiven Crawd, so they decided to continue their journey. When they were about to leave the village, Celine asked them to stay for the night. Celine rejoined the party the next day. 8) The Fighting Competition They travelled east to port ハーリー. An old man near the entrance told them about the hydra inside the mine of サルバ. [If you want Ashton to join your party, see Ashton's side quest] They found a sailor at the port and paid him a modest fee to cross the sea. They arrived at the town ヒルトン. The locals seemed to be very excited about the upcoming fighting competition about to be held in the capital. Since it was rather late, the party elected to stay there for the night. Crawd tried to use the communicator to contact his father but failed. He was very disappointed. Rena saw that and was very concerned about him. They travelled southeast to the capital ラクール and went straight to the castle. They talked to the guards at the counter. Crawd decided to join the competition. [Choose 1] The guards told them to pick a sponsor. They went to the east side of town and talked to the four weapon shop owners. They chose one of them as the sponsor and went to the inn to rest. [It doesn't matter which one you choose, but I chose the one ran by the girl] 9) The Defeat They went back to the castle the next day. They found the registration desk at the west side of the castle. When Crawd was getting registered, Dias showed up. It seemed he was in the competition too, and Rena was a bit worried. Crawd questioned her motives. Rena was very hurt by his comments and ran off again. The guards sent Crawd to the waiting room. When Crawd was talking to the other fighters waiting in the room, a guard called his name and so the competition began. Crawd's first oppontent was rather easy, and he won the fight without much trouble. It helped to boost his confidence regardless. He went to the spectator stand and talked to his party, but Rena wasn't there. Rena joined them later, and congratulated Crawd. They watched Dias disposing his opponent with ease. Then the guard called Crawd to enter his second fight. Crawd won his second and third fight. [If you lost here you won't get to see the next part] He was excited that he got to the final. He went to the stand to talk to his friends again. It was Dias' turn to fight again, and he won. It was fate that they had to face each other in the final. Rena and the party gave Crawd some encouragement, and it made him feel better. Dias was too much for him though. He lost the match without putting up much of a fight. When he woke up, he was surrounded by the party members. Dias went in, thanked Crawd for trying his best and left. They went back to the weapon shop to collect their prizes. They visited the weapon shop owner at the west side and he gave Crawd a sword he made. 10) The Linguist They went south and after a long journey arrived at the village リンガ. They saw a little girl chasing after a robot. The party talked to her. She called herself Precis and went off chasing the robot again. [You can use private action to get Precis to join, but you won't get Bowman if you do] They went to the linguist's house but the assistant refused to let them in without an appointment. They heard the owner of Jane's Pharmacy, Bowman, was a friend of the linguist, so they went there to try their luck. Bowman would not help them unless they could obtain a special herb for him. They didn't have a choice so they agreed to help. The party went to the cave due west of the village. There were a lot of different herbs in the cave, but they found the right one at last. [Right, left, north, north, arrived at a three way junction, left, down, southwest. You can explore the rest of the cave if you want. There is also a boss type monster inside, but it's not necessary] They went back to the village and talk to Bowman. He brought them to the linguist's house and the assistant let them in. They went upstairs to talk to the linguist. He was very happy when he saw the manuscript, as it was a very rare item. He told them it would take some time to translate the ancient text, so the party went to Bowman's house for the night. Crawd went upstairs to chat with Bowman. [If Precis is not in the party, he will ask to join] 11) The Ruin In order to travel to the crash site of the meteor, they would need to get permission from the king. So the party went back to ラクール. As they entered the city, they found the once busy street of the capital was totally deserted. The guard at the entrance told them the army of monsters were going to attack the kingdom, and everyone were now hiding inside the castle. They went to the castle and wandered around after registering their name at the counter. They stumbled into the research lab and found the king talking to some scientists about a secret weapon. A guard discovered them, but Crawd quickly identified himself. The king told them Doctor Leon (a kid) and his parents were doing research on a magical weapon. In order to fend off the monsters they would have to finish the weapon as soon as possible. The problem was they needed a special gem to fuel this weaon, and the gem could only be found in the ruin on a remote island. Naturally, Crawd and the party volunteered themselves, and Leon joined the party. They went back to port ヒルトン. A ship was already waiting for them. They travelled to the island and went up to the entrance of the ruin. Leon and Crawd found a way to open the door together. There were lots of tough monsters inside the ruin. As they reached the heart of the ruin, [East, take the lift, southeast, southeast, southwest, set off the bomb, southeast, east, save point, north] they found a room filled with the gem Leon mentioned. Rena's necklace suddenly emit a bright light. Leon merrily went to collect the gems, but two monsters appeared behind him. The party rushed forward to kill the monsters. Rena's necklace stopped shinning after the monsters died. Strange, but there were more pressing issues at the moment. They went back to the castle and gave the gem to the king. Leon left the party to help his parents with the construction of the weapon. The king asked them to help fending off monsters at the frontline base. 12) The Frontline Base The frontline base was located at the northern end of the continent. The party went to the commander's office to check in. To their surprise, Dias was there as well. They left the office and Crawd started asking Rena some questions about Dias. Dias overheard their conversation. After Dias left, Rena told Crawd she's just like a little sister to Dias. Rena asked him not to worry and went to talk to Dias. Crawd saw Dias near the entrance of the base and talked to him. Dias asked him to protect Rena for him and walked off. Crawd found Rena at the watch tower and talked to her. Rena told him Dias' parents and sister were killed by the bandits when he was very young. Crawd was surprised to hear this and told Rena he would protect her no matter what happened in the future. The next day, the party talked to everyone in the base. A winged monster came and they went to the watch tower to fight it. They were not able to hurt the monster at all. After a while, the monster left for no reason. They found this strange but at least they were safe now. A few days passed without any incident. When the party were talking to the people in the medical room, a soldier came in and reported an attack from an army of monsters. They went to the watch tower. To their despair, the monsters numbered in the thousands. Everyone thought this would be the end. But then Leon came to the rescue. [If Precis is in the party, he will give her a weapon] He activated the weapon and disintegrated every single monster. [FMV] The people cheered for the victory and the party went back to the castle. 13) The Landing Party The king told the party his plans: He wanted to bring the weapon across the ocean and attack the crash site where the monsters came from. He would first need a group of people to evacuate the people living on the continent. Since it was where the party were planning to go anyway, they decided to help. The ship was waiting for them at port ヒルトン. When they were getting close to the continent, they saw a few monsters coming at them. The winged monster that attacked them before was among the group. Leon activated the weapon but the winged monster absorbed the entire blast with its arm! [FMV] It sent its minions to attack the party but they fended them off. Now it's the winged monster's turn. [FMV] It totally overwhelmed the party. After defeating the party, the winged monster threw them into the sea and destroyed the weapon. 14) The Tower Crawd woke up in a beach. He found Leon lying not too far away and woke him up. Leon was very upset and started to cry. Crawd gave him a good slap in the face to calm him down. They found a village nearby and the rest of the party were waiting there. Crawd received a good hug from Rena. They went to talk to the elder, who confirmed the monsters were indeed coming from the meteor. Crawd told him they came here because of this. The elder told them to go to the weapon storage to collect some weapons. Crawd pondered whether to let Leon stay there or come with the party. [Choose 1 to let him stay, 2 to let him join] They went to the weapon storage next door and started collecting weapons. [Press O on *every* object] When they were at the door, the manager passed them an ID card he picked up. The party went to the crash site and found the village had now become a tower. Rena's necklace emitted a light again. They were not going to stop by this, however, so they used the ID card to enter the tower. [The scene switches to Crawd's father who received the distress signal from Crawd] There were a lot of statues in the tower with strange writings on them. When they reached the fourth floor [Up, north, save point, up, right teleporter, up], they found a statue asking for a password. They entered the password from the clues they have collected. [In this order: も, く, し, ろ, く] They went up and eventually reached a room with two gates, both blocked by some laser beams. [Left teleporter, left most teleporter, press O at the gate] They opened the southern gate but found reached a deadend. 15) Father Suddenly, Crawd's communicator started to make some strange noises. He found out it was his father trying to teleport him back to the spaceship. He told the party to get away from him quick. He wasn't happy when he emeraged from the teleporter and asked his father to send him back immediately. His father refused and ordered him to obey his orders. They brought him back to the bridge, to the surprise of everyone on board. [Don't forget to steal things here if you can, there are quite a few good items here :)] Crawd talked to his father and found out a high energy entity was hovering around the planet. The planet would be destroyed within 80 minutes. Crawd begged his father to let him back. Finally he agreed, but only for a short while. They transferred Crawd back to where he was. The party was glad that he came back, though they had no idea where he went to in the first place. Crawd left his communicator on the floor, saying that he would not need it any more. When his father tried to teleport him, the communicator was all they got... 16) Armageddon They went to the other exit and went up the teleporter. [Save point] They arrived at a corridor and encountered the winged monster for the third time. This time they were prepared and had become much stronger since their last encounter. They revenged their earlier lost and continued up another teleporter. They found themselves at a room with three doors. They went through the middle door and turned right. At last they found what they had been looking for, the dark meteor. Rena's necklace glowed again, only brighter this time. A group of strange people materialized in front of them. Without answering anything, they simply shot at Rena. Crawd hurled his body in front of her and told the shot. Crawd was hurt badly but Rena used her healing power to heal him. The group were obviously surprised by this discovery. Crawd and Rena started to question them. The following facts were found out from their conversation: 1. Rena and these people came from the same planet, ネーデ. These people were unique with there healing powers. 2. They were trying to conquer the entire galaxy 3. They were the ones responsible for causing the meteor to crash on this planet. 4. The purpose of the meteor was to alter the course of this planet so it would crash with ネーデ. 5. They were called the ten sages. They grew impatient and one of them started to attack the party. There was no way the party could survive such a powerful being, and they went down one by one. When they were about to be defeated, the leader asked him to stop and said it was the time to leave. At the same time, there was an explosion and the entire planet was blown into dust. [FMV] Crawd's father saw this inside his spaceship. He was very sad at the lost of his son, but then it was Crawd's decision after all... [End of disc one] to be continued... 4.2 Rena's Walkthrough Under construction 4.3 Bonus Dungeon Under construction 4.4 Ashton's Side Quest Go back to サルバ. Enter the mine and talk to the soldier. Go to the western part where you were not allowed to get in earlier. You will find Ashton there. Follow him and you'll find him fighting the hydra. After the scene he will ask you whether you want to travel with him. Choose 1 and he will join your party. To finish the quest, go to マーズ and read the books in the elder's house. The right one should be in the bookshelf with the stairs. You will find out you need a chalice and some bird's tears to remove the hydra from Ashton. Now go to クロス and talk to the king. He will give you permission to enter the mountain palace and 3000 coins. Go to the mountain palace (nourtheast from there), talk to the guard and enter. Go west, east, north, eastx3, north, west, south, north, eastx5, save point, east. You will find a boss type monster here and after killing it you will get the chalice. At the northwest of クロス there is a mountain path. Go up and go all the way north. You will find a big bird there. Defeat it and collect its tears. Go back to the mine where you first met the hydra. Ashton decides he will keep the hydra after all (what a total waste of time!). ================ 5. Miscellaneous ================ 5.1 Battle Strategies Rena: 1. Concentrate on healing spells. 2. Use assist spells on allies. 3. Save MP for healing, don't use assist spells. 4. Don't use any spells. 5. Join with the attack. 6. Don't do anything (For manual control). Celine, Precis, Noel: 1. Don't care about MP, cast as many spells as possible. 2. Try to save some MP, don't cast too many spells. 3. Cast spells from a long distance. 4. Don't use any spells. 5. Use physical attack. 6. Don't do anything (For manual control). Crawd and the rest: 1. All-out attack. 2. Protect allies. 3. Don't use too many special attacks. 4. Divert enemies when attacking. 5. Get away from enemies. 6. Don't do anything (For manual control). 5.2 Talents オリジナリテイ : Originality 味覚 : Taste 器用な指先 : Skill of fingers デザインセンス : Design sense 文才 : literary talent リズム感 : Sense of rhythm 音感 : Sense of music 動物好き : Liked by animals 野生の勘 : Wild instinct マナの祝福 : Mana's blessing 5.3 Skill List a) Normal Skills (SLV stands for skill level) デッサン : Rough sketch. オタマジャクシ : Knowledge of music. AVD increases by SLV+2. 演奏 : Musical performance. AVD increases by SLV+2. 道具知識 : Knowledge of tools. Prices increases by SLVx3%. 鉱物学 : Mineralogy. INT increases by SLVx3. 薬草学 : Knowledge of herbs. Increases HP and MP restored by herbs by SLVx3%. クラフト : Craft. AVD increases by SLV+3. 美的感覚 : Sense of beauty. 文筆 : Writing skill. HP increases by SLV+3. 努力 : Endeavor. Reduces EXP required for the next level. 根性 : Willpower. Reduces SP requirement for all skills! 忍耐 : Endurance. Armor class increases by SLV+4. 危険感知 : Danger awareness. STM increases by SLVx3. 生物学 : Biology. HP increases by SLVxSLVx10. 精神学 : Psychiatry. MP increases by SLVx5. 包丁 : Kitchen knife. STR increases by SLVx20. レシピ : Recipe. 目利き : Food selection. Increases HP restored by food. 口笛 : Whistle. 調教 : Animal training. キャスト : Metal casting. HP increases by SLVx2. 科学技術 : Science technology. STR increases by SLVx10. 妖精論 : Mythology. INT increases by SLV+2. 電波 : Radio wave. ピエティ : Piety. 遊び心 : Desire to play. 機能美 : Function and beauty. STR, INT, AVD, HP increase by SLV+6. 度胸 : Courage. ポーカーフェイス : Poker face. Guts increases by SLVx3. コピー : Copy. 機械知識 : Knowledge of machines. 機械操作 : Operation of machines. b) Combat Skills 急所狙い : Aim at vital part. Ignore enemy defense. 強打 : Smite. Give your enemy a strong hit and knock him back. めくり : Run to the back of your enemy and attack. カウンター : Counter attack. フェイント : Increases hit percentage. 練気 : Increases damage of your attack. 早口 : Fast talk. Reduces the time required to cast spells. 身体感覚 : Causes your enemy to black out. 気功 : Increases defense. 受け流し : Increases dodge percentage. キャンセル : Cancel. Like in fighting games, allows you to stop the animation after an attack and use special attacks. はやて : Increases combat speed 挑発 : Taunt your enemy. Press select during combat to do this (only once each fight). 5.4 Special Skill List There are certain enhancement items that increase the success rate of using special skills. I call these items "enhancers" and listed them with the skills. 1) アート (Arts) Skill: Rough sketch, Sense of beauty Talent: Design sense Enhancer: Graphic tool (グラフィックツール) Usage: Create a painting using magic canvas (マジックカンバス) or create a sculpture using magical clay (マジカルクレイ). Most items created this way will have some magical effects. 2) オラクル (Oracle) Skill: Radio wave, Piety, Desire to play Talent: None Usage: See section 3.3a 3) 音楽 (Music) Skill: Knowledge of music, Musical performance Talent: Sense of music, Sense of rhytym Enhancer: Music tool (ミュージックツール) Usage: See section 3.3a 4) カスタマイズ (Customize) Skill: Craft, Metal casting, Function and beauty Talent: Originality Usage: Customerize a weaopn to make it better. 5) 鑑定 (Appraise) Skill: Knowledge of tools, Mineralogy, Knowledge of herbs Talent: None Enhancer: Elements Analyzer (元素分析器) Usage: Identify an item. Require spectacles (スペクタクルズ) to use. 6) 細工 (Workmanship) Skill: Mineralogy, Craft, Sense of beauty Talent: Skill of fingers Enhancer: ??? (はんだごて) Usage: Create an accessory using a gem or metal. 7) 執筆 (Writing) Skill: Writing skill Talent: Literary talent Enhancer: Word processor (ワープロソフト) Usage: Write a book on a skill. When a character read that book, his or her skill level of that skill will increase. Require a fountain pen (万年筆) to use. 8) 修業 (Training) Skill: Endeavor, Willpower, Endurance Talent: None Usage: See section 3.3a 9) スカウト (Scouting) Skill: Danger awareness Talent: Wild Instant Usage: See section 3.3a 10) 調合 (Mixing) Skill: Biology, Knowledge of herbs, Psychiatry Talent: ??? Enhancer: Sterilization glove (滅菌てぶくろ) Usage: Mix two herbs together to create a medicine. 11) 調理 (Cooking) Skill: Kitchen knife, Recipe, Food selection Talent: Taste Enhancer: All-purpose kitchen knife (万能包丁) Usage: Cook a meal. Require a raw food to use. 12) ファミリア (Familiar) Skill: Whistle, Animal training Talent: Liked by animals Usage: See section 3.3a 13) 錬金 (Alchemy) Skill: Science technology, Mineralogy, Mythology Talent: Mana's blessing Enhancer: Triangle flask (三角フラスコ) -- Increase percentage, Razed flask (レザードフラスコ) -- Can create more gems Usage: Create a gem or metal using iron (アイアン). 14) サバイバル (Survival) Skill: Knowledge of herbs, Endurance Talent: ??? Enhancer: Survival kit (サバイバルキット) Usage: Dig a hole on the ground and find something useful. Cost 4 MP to dig. 15) ビックポケット (Pick pocket) Skill: Courage, Poker face Talent: Skill of fingers Enhancer: Magician hand (マジシャンハンド) Usage: Steal items in town. Press the square button to steal, you can steal items from anybody: shopkeepers, villagers, etc. Before you can steal things, you need to have a thief glove (盗賊てぶくろ) first. The character wearing the thief glove is the one performing the act. As far as I know, no bad thing will happen when you failed to steal from somebody, except for receving an occasional comment or two from that person. :) 16) 複製 (Duplicate) Skill: Copy Talent: ??? Enhancer: RIRICA Usage: Duplicate an item. You need to have a magical camera (マジカルカメラ) and also a magical film (マジカルフィルム) to use. 17) マシーナリー (Machinery) Skill: Knowledge of machines, Operation of machines Talent: Skill of fingers, Design sense Usage: Create a random tool, including most of the skill enhancers. Require a material kit (マテリアルキット) to use. 5.5 Super Skill List 1) マスターシェフ (Master chef) Special skill: Mixing, Cooking Usage: Cook a meal using two raw foods. Foods created this way are generally better than those created from cooking. 2) オーケストラ (Orchestra) Special skill: Music, Arts Usage: Have the whole party to play songs together. Require a conductor's stick (指揮棒) to use. 3) 開眼 (Open eyes) Special skill: Training, Survival Usage: What I know so far is that the second option encourages your party to use combo attacks. Combo attack is done by two characters using their spells or special attacks at the same time. The end result is combining both spells or special attacks into a stronger one. What I don't know is how to make them occur more consistantly or even control when to use them. 4) カモンバーニィ (Come on bunny) Special skill: Familiar, Scouting Usage: Calls up a bunny to carry you around the world map. When you are riding the bunny you won't encounter any monster. 5) 出版 (Publish) Special skill: Writing, Machinery Enhancer: Word processor (ワープロソフト) Usage: Write a book that can be sold to a publisher. You can collect royalties from the publisher when you go back later and the money can go up to 6 figures if your book is good enough (not that you'll need that much money in the first place). Require a fountain pen (万年筆) to use. 6) なんでも鑑定だ! (Set the price for everything!) Special skill: Appraise, Workmanship Usage: Adjust the prices of everything that you buy and sell stuff at shops. The first command reduce all prices, the second one increase all prices, and the last one restore the original prices. Require spectacles (スペクタクルズ) to use. 7) ブラックスミス (Blacksmith) Special skill: Customize, Alchemy Usage: Create a special armor using gems and metals. 8) リバースサイド (Reverse side) Special skill: Pickpocket, Duplicate Usage: Create a counterfeit item like false money, fake painting, etc. Require a high-quality paper (上質紙) to use. 5.6 Song List Under construction 5.7 Private Actions Under construction 5.8 Character Profiles Under construction ============= 6. Mini-Games ============= Under construction ========== 7. Secrets ========== New Talents: Your characters can learn new talents. If you repeatedly use a special skill which the character is not good at, sometimes the character will learn the talents required for the skill AND get a bunch of sp. ================== 8. Version History ================== Version 0.1: Initial version.