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Secret Dungeon Spolers by Jack N.

Version: 0.9 | Updated: 08/01/99

Star Ocean: The Second Story
North American Version
Secret Dungeon Spoilers guide
Version 0.9
By Jack N.
8/1/99
To contribute info:
Http://members.tripod.com/mdplayer82/starocean.html

This Secret Dungeon Spoilers guide for Star Ocean: The Second Story 
is copyrighted to me and may not reproduced in any way without my 
consent. This file is freely distributed as long as the copyright 
remains. You may use this Spoilers guide only in its entirety, 
but give proper credit where it is due.

I wrote this guide because I feel that the Secret Dungeon is offer quite
a challenge for even the masters of the game. The puzzles in it are 
sometimes harder than most could imagine. They are all solvable without 
any help from me or anyone else if a person really spends some time 
comtemplating about it. But the fact is, due to the increase in the 
chances you meet w/ monsters than you normally would in the game, you
can hardly spend time to explore the dungeon and think without being 
distracted by monsters. That is why I wrote this guide.

The reason it is called a spoilers guide is simple. If you are a true 
hardcore, play 24hr a day game person, you will think of me as a fool 
for spilling out all the secrets to the Secret Dungeon. But like most 
people, I am just an average gamer (okay, maybe a little more on the
hardcore side) that want to share the secrets in how to beat the 
certain level of the Secret Dungeon. Since comprehensive is my middle 
name (well, not literally), I would appreciated it if you would send 
me info on things I missed in the Secret Dungeon. Since I am also 
writing an item list, I have to use another method for you to 
provide me with your info. All you have to do is fill out the form 
on my webpage in http://members.tripod.com/mdplayer82/starocean.html 
and your info will be pass along to me. As always, you will get 
credit for anything I put on my guides or item list.

Table of Contents
1.0 What and where is the Secret Dungeon?
1.1 How this guide works
1.2 Basic tips in surviving the Secret Dungeon
1.3 Level 1 Heraldic Ruins 
1.4 Level 2 Love Alley
1.5 Level 3 Single Path Cave
1.6 Level 4 Dancing God Altar
1.7 Level 5 Lady's Revenge
1.8 Level 6 Burglar's Nest
1.9 Level 7 Goddess's Altar
2.0 Level 8 Food God
2.1 Level 9 Sealed Coffin
2.2 Level 10 Decision Point
2.3 Level 11 Dragon's Nest 
2.4 Level 12 Hall of Warriors
2.5 Level 13 Holy nest of Angels
2.6 Spoiled
2.7 Credits

1.0 What and where is the Secret Dungeon?

The Secret Dungeon is a bonus game for gamers who's appetite for 
Star Ocean 2 cannot be satiate by a simple defeat of the last boss.
It is a 13 levels cave made up of bonus treasures, bosses within 
every stage and extremely hard enemies as you progress along the way.
I am sure it is common knowledge by now, but if you still don't know 
how to get to the Secret Dungeon, Here's how:
Save at the last Save Point before you fight the last boss. Go out 
back to L'Aqua. Leave L'Aqua on your Synard and head for Funcity.
Enter the Arena (where the audiences are) and go to the back of it.
Talk to the Old man in green who tells you he can teleport you back 
into the past. Once you get teleported you willed be back in Arlia. 
In order to get backed to Funcity talk to Pigya, the Purple penguin 
right behind you. Anyway, leave Arlia. You will see that your Synard 
was teleported along with you. Ride it west to the desert with the 
red dot on the map and you are now right in front of the Secret 
Dungeon.

1.1 How this guide works

I will provide description of each level accordingly. I will also 
provide you hints in solving the level. But if you still can't solve 
it, just go to the Spoiled section which is at the end of the guide 
for answer to how to solve each level.

1.2 Basic tips in surviving the Secret Dungeon

A couple of basic tips in order to survive the Secret Dungeon.

1)Make sure you are totally stocked up. (all berries, food, 
resurrection bottles)

2)Make sure all your characters (the ones that you use anyway) are 
at level 90 or above. If they are not, hang around level 1 or 2 of 
the Secret Dungeon until they are.

3)Bunny shoes are important so get as many as you can before you enter.
From my knowledge, you can win it in the Bunny Race in Funcity, steal 
it from the ticket clerk in a bunny costume, and you will also get a 
pair for beating the level 1 boss of the Secret Dungeon. If you can only
get one pair (I assume using the last method), equip it on the character 
that you control because this will allow you to choose who you want to 
fight and get to that monster as quick as possible. Let me explain why 
in the next tip.

4)Magicians are almost always behind the fighters in the enemy line-up. 
So in order to prevent the magician from casting nasty spells like 
Eruption, Explosion and such, you must attack them first (this is why 
the bunny shoes are useful). If you are using magicians too, hope that 
their attack spell is faster than the enemies, so you can disrupt the 
enemy and prevent them from using their spells.

5)Last tip, run when you know you can't win. In fact, run unless you 
know what the enemy is capable of. Some enemies always have first strike 
at you even though you are behind them. So know your enemies.


1.3 Level 1 Heraldic Ruins
Basic search and explore for this level. No puzzles.
Go to the right path if you want all the treasure chest. Avoid the room 
with 4 red square tiles in the center in the left path until later on. 
I will tell you why in the spoiled section.

Treasure: Fruit Nectar, Link Stock, Blueberry, Juicy Beef, Wonder Drug, 
Nuclear Bomb, Tri-Emplem.

Enemies in this stage:
Gloomwing
HP 30,000
MP 0

WeirdKnight
HP 23,000
MP 0

Livingarmor
HP 11,800
MP 0
Strong against everything

Warlock
HP 14,500
MP 0

Stage boss:
Dark Feathered
HP 160,000
MP 0
No strengths or weaknesses

Weird Knight(x2)
HP 23,000
MP 0
Strong against Fire and Darkness

Item recieved from boss: Bunny Shoes

1.4 Level 2 Love Alley

Your first puzzle. And it is quite a hard one. You have to turn 
statues of lovers according to the tablet:

Confessions of Maid Milene
It was when Luke and the maid began their delicate story of love. 
Feria's passion would not allow the two to part. Lloyd continued 
his passion for the lonely maiden. Yufie's secret passion was for the 
young Lloyd. Sharon's forbidden love would never bear fruit. Cistina 
was alone, looking up to the sky.

Tip: Concentrate on Lloyd, Sharon and Cistina. They are the ones that 
are the most confusing so I suggest reading the lines about them over 
a few times.

Treasures: Purity Leaf, Reflex, Resurrection Mist, Link Combo.

Enemies:
Weirdaxe
HP 23,500
MP 50

Cavesting
HP 18,000
MP 100

Giant
HP 29,000
MP 0

Huntinggel
HP 20,000
MP 0

Stage boss:
Blood Gerell
HP 60,000
MP 0
No strengths or Weaknesses

Hunting Gels(x5)
HP 20,000
MP 0
No strengths or weaknesses

1.5 Level 3 Single Path Cave

Another puzzle. I would say this one is not quite as hard if you picked 
up the meaning of the tiles the first time around. Also pay attention 
to the name of the stage. It literally is the key to solving the puzzle.

Treasures: Slayer Ring, Fruit Nectar(x2), Sylvan Mail, Wonder Drug, 
Dream Crown, Juicy Beef

Enemies: 
Weirdgoat
HP 24,600
MP 500

Warlock
HP 14,500
MP 500

Bloodgerell
HP 60,000
MP 0

Lesserdevil
HP
MP

Stage boss:
Dream Shade(x3)
HP 35,000
MP 0
item from boss: magical drops

1.6 Level 4 Dancing God Altar
Things are not always what they seem to be (especially walls). Anyway, 
the puzzle on this stage if I remember correctly, is a goddess asking 
you to play a song for her. If you play songs as much as I do (violin 2)
then you should be quite good at it. That's all I can say without 
totally giving it away.

Treasures: Black Earring, Peep Non, Seraphic Garb, Fruit Nectar, 
Extinction, Resurrection Mist, Purity Leaf, and Extinction - A spell 
for Leon (The strongest spell in the game)
 
Enemies:
Punkbonk
HP 37000
MP 0

Huntinggel
HP 20,000
MP 0

stage boss:
Mi-il37
HP 190,000
MP 0
Strong against everything

1.7 Level 5 Lady's Revenge
This level is quite easy if you follow my basic tip #5 to how to survive
the Secret dungeon. I also don't know if you answer the girl's questions
correctly or incorrectly if it would affect the rest of the dungeon.
From my experience (I met with her twice, cuz the game crashed) there is 
no real effect.

Tip: If you see a red door(closed) before you got the weirdslayer, you 
went the wrong way. Go back and retrace your steps.

Treasures: Wonder Drug, Fresh Syrup, Slayer Ring, Juicy Beef,  Seraphic 
Garb, Fairy Ring, Fruit Nectar, and weirdslayer (it's not really in the 
treasure box)

Enemies:
LadyQumira
HP 27500
MP 200

Dragonaxe
HP 26550
MP 0

Gloomsting
HP 22,500
MP 210

Dreamshade
HP 35,000
MP 0

Atlus
HP 30,000
MP 0

GreaterGoat
HP 28,700
MP 600

stage boss:
You fought it once before.
Weird Beast
HP 8,000,000
MP 0
Recieve the key to open the door to Lvl 6.

1.8 Level 6 Burglar's Nest
This is the first stage where there is an escape panel on the floor for 
you to re-stock or save your game. I suggest you do so (to save) unless
of course, the game never ever crashed on you before. The puzzle on 
this stage is not at all hard, all you have to do is check all the 
"funny" statues. Of course, if you know where to look...

Tip: This is also the place to meet Santa, a merchant (probably have 
ties with the bandits) that sell you the real tri-emblem, go-home frogs,
and Santa boots. He will only appear some of the times so I guess you 
just have to be lucky.

Thanks to Daniel Hensley(SuperEther@aol.com), here is the exact prices
(before you alter it with Idenitify All!, Second Ledger, or Cinderella 
Glass) for the items that Santa sells.
Moonite: 1,500 FOL
Orichalcum:10,000 FOL
Meteorite: 5,200 FOL
Mithril: 15,000 FOL
Damascus: 6,400 FOL
Rune Metal: 7,000 FOL
Green Beryl: 500 FOL
Sapphire: 800 FOL
Ruby: 400 FOL
Star Ruby: 10,000 FOL
Crystal: 500 FOL
Sage's Stone: 50,000 FOL
Diamond: 9,000 FOL
Rainbow Diamond: 14,000 FOL
Santa's Boots: 10,000,000 FOL
Tri-Emblem: 5,000,000 FOL
Go-Home Frog: 300,001 FOL

Treasures: Dream Crown, Cure Poison

Enemies:
Dreamshade
HP 35,000
MP 0

Metalfunny
HP 300
MP 0
All your attacks deal only 1 damage.

Punkponk
HP 37,000
MP 0

Funnythief
HP 3
MP 0

stage boss:
Chinke Thief(x3)
HP 3
MP 0
No strengths or weaknesses

DreamShade
HP 35,000
MP 0
No strengths or weaknesses

F-thiefl99
HP 40,000
MP 0
No strengths or weaknesses
recieve Funny Slayer and Magical Drops from stage boss


1.9 Level 7 Goddess's Altar
This stage is relatively easy except the fact that one mistake can 
cause you to not advance any further. I would suggest you go out and 
save once you got the item that you suppose to offer:

Make the offering on the Altar whose portal opens with jewel's power.

Treasures:Ishidaya Tea, Yukiocho Tea, Bunny Shoes, Purity Leaf, 
Peep Non, Tri-Emplem, Fresh Syrup, Cracked Jewel, Weird Slayer, 
Ganze Sea Urchin, Resurrection Mist.

Enemies:
Orbiterbeast
HP 84,000
MP 0
Strong against light and Dark

LastAvenger
HP 26500 
MP 200

RobinFake
HP 18200
MP 0

Meirgus
HP 17510
MP 590

F-thiefl99
HP 40000
MP 0

Stage boss:
Mithril Eater
HP 600,000
MP 0
No strengths or weaknesses
recieve Million Staff from stage boss


2.0 Level 8 Food God
The puzzle of this stage is simple enough. Feed the Food God (the gold 
wall with relief sculpture of a slug like face) the food you think is 
the most tasteful. I wonder if you can feed it poison?

Treasures:Peep Non, Slime Jelly, Fresh Syrup, Seraphic Garb, Lavender, 
Soda-Pop, Wonder Drug, Ganze Sea Urchin, Amoeba Soup, Funny Slayer, 
Million Staff, Prime Tuna

Enemies:
Weirddevil
HP 27,800
MP 1,400

Killergigant
HP
MP

Dreamshade
HP 35,000
MP 0

Starguarder
HP 28,500
MP 0
Strong against everything

Foriger
HP 28,200
MP 0
Weak against Physical

Stage boss:
Erysin Beast
HP
MP

item from boss: Gelatin Steak

2.1 Level 9 Sealed Coffin
No puzzle here. No stage boss here too? How strange. Maybe the coffin 
has something to do with it. 

Treasures:Resurrection Mist, Wonder Drug, Valiant Boots, Artemis Leaf

Enemies:
weirdmalask
HP 28,000
MP 100

RobinMaster
HP 22,000 
MP 0

Brigandogre
HP 36,200
MP 0

Stage boss:
Wise Sorceror(but he's not there)
HP
MP

item recieve from the boss: Levantine sword 

2.2 Level 10 Decision Point
When 'tis time to choose, if crimson be the color of death and azure 
be the color of tranquility, which does thou wish for?

Hmm, I like blue better than red but blue sound so boring and 
treasureless. (oops, kinda gave it away)

Treasures: Bunny Shoes, Valkyrie Boots(x2), Purity Leaf, Fresh Syrup, 
Funny Slayer, Million Staff, Valiant Boots, Rainbow Diamond, Sage's 
Stone, Tri-ace(Killer Move for Ashton), Meteor Swarm(Spell for Celine)

Enemies:
Liveflayer
HP
MP

Ghastricgel
HP 39,000
MP 500

Mindflayer
HP 66,500
MP 0

Clubgunner
HP 48,500
MP 250

Miel128
HP 59,000
MP 0

Stage boss:
Geo Guardian
HP 400,000
MP 0
No strengths or weaknesses
Item from boss:Valiant Guard

2.3 Level 11 Dragon's Nest 
You will meet the stage boss in the beginning of the stage. The 
puzzle itself is after the stage boss. There is this guy that keeps 
on saying you are not worthy of going thru. Hmm, if only you show 
him that you can get there without the others help...

Treasures:
None

Enemies:
Mind Flayer
HP 66,500
MP 0

Ghastricgel
HP 39,000
MP 100

Dreamshade
HP 35,000
MP 0

Stage boss:
Synard looking bird that calls itself a dragon
Recieve Valiant Guard, and Float Combat Skill

2.4 Level 12 Hall of Warriors
Now that you are all together once again, you will have to fight 
another immortal(so they say). There should be no real problem 
on this stage. But it 's time to go back to finish some unfinshed 
business after you slay the immortal.

The tablet say:
Light and darkness. Sacred and evil. The way to the Holy Alcove of 
Time will open when the opposites meet.

Treasures: Battle Suit(x2), Valiant guard,and Bunny Shoes

Enemies:
Weird Mage
HP
MP


Hellmaster
HP 60,000
MP 3500

Owlbear
HP 300,000
MP 100

Stage boss:
Phoenix
HP
MP 
Recieve the Holy Sword Farwell from it.

2.5 Level 13 Holy nest of Angels (last level)
This is another hard stage. Not because of the puzzle, but because
of the stage boss. No one you have met so far to this point has 
as much HP as she has. No one have the speed that she has. Not 
to mention her one hit kill technique, which does exactly what the 
name says.

Treasures: Valiant Guard, Valiant Mail, and Angel Armband

Enemies:
SoulMaster
HP 50,000
MP 1,900

Dreamshade
HP 35,000
MP 0

Hell-Servant
HP 480,000
MP 100
Strong against Fire and Wind

Rock-Demon
HP
MP


Stage Boss:
Gabrie Celesta 
HP 10,000,000
MP 10,000
Recieve Holy Sword Farwell and Silver Trumpet from her.


2.6 Spoiled
Here it is. All the secrets in how to solve each lvl. 

Level 1 - The room with the four red tiles is a shortcut to the 
9th flr. Just run around the back of the room and here it click 
four times. You will fall right thru afterward.

Level 2:  
Milene - south
Luke - north
Feria - East
Yufie - south
Lloyd - east 
cistina - south
sharon - west

Level 3 - I will try to draw out the map as clearly as possible.
legend:
S - Starting point
+ - crossroads, perpendicular paths
v - down arrow
< - left arrow 
> - right arrow
^ - up arrow
numbers - the path I took (follow the #'s)


_________________________________________________
|           |           |           |           |
|           |           |           |           |
|    +->    |   <-+->   |   <-+->   |   <-+     |
|    v      |     |     |     |     |     |     |
|         4 |     v   3 |     v  14 |     v  13 |
-------------------------------------------------
|    ^      |     ^     |     ^     |     ^     |
|    |      |     |     |     |     |     |     |
|    |      |     +->   |   <-+->   |   <-+     |
|    |      |     |     |     |     |     |     |
|    v    5 |     v   2 |     v  15 |     v  12 |
-------------------------------------------------
|    ^      |     ^     |     ^     |     ^     |
|    |      |     |     |     |     |     |     | 
|    +->    |   <-S->   |   <-+->   |   <-+     |
|    |      |     |  17 |     |     |     |     |
|    v    6 |     v   1 |     v  16 |     v  11 |
-------------------------------------------------
|    ^      |     ^     |     ^     |     ^     |
|    |      |     |     |     |     |     |     |
|    +->    |   <-+->   |   <-+->   |   <-+     |
|           |           |           |           |
|         7 |         8 |         9 |        10 |
-------------------------------------------------

Level 4 - You need to have either pitch or rhythm talent in order to 
play correctly. I found Ashton's secret talent by playing the violin 
2 song over and over again (I need it to perform perfect in alchemy to 
make infinite sage stones so I can sell for profit.)

Level 5 - Puffy, Monster 
chose to help her - she says something like "am I suppose to be 
thankful?"
chose not to help her - she says something like "I will remember that."

Level 6 - lower right corner

Level 7 - use metalwork to make the jewel out of the cracked gem you 
got from the treasure chest

Level 8 - first give ganze sea urchin, then give mandrake. 
Puffy comes out without a really bad tummy ache.

Level 9 - Bring the Holy Sword Farwell to open the coffin.
But unfortunately, it was already open by the time you get there.

Level 10 - Choose to go to all the path by entering and leaving 
this level multiple times to get all the treasures.

Level 11 - Choose Claude and Rena to go alone. The door will 
stay open once you killed the Pheonix.

Level 12 - bring both Holy Sword Farwell and Levantine sword to 
open the door.

Level 13 - just go left then right, pushing both levers on each side.
The last boss is quite hard, Here is how I beat her: Equipped one 
person with Bloody Armor(Dias) and just keep slicing her down till 
she is dead. It would also help to have Rena(for like, healing the 
guy with the Bloody Armor on)in your team before you fight Celesta.
You can also summon the Dark side of Gabrie Celesta, which have 
30,000,000 HP, with the Silver Trumpet. All you have to do is 
write the song evil melody with that trumpet and play it after 
you leave the cave (because they play this victorious song and you 
won't fight any enemies during that time. Hmm, I wonder if you can
write that song. Also, you got to have both pitch and rythym talents 
to play it correctly) and you will fight her. Use the same strategy 
as you use to fight her so called good side(I think they are both 
evil)and the battle is about 3x as long due to the 3 times the 
health bar of the good side and you will beat her. If you use the 
Discovery card during the battle, you guarantee yourself of 
receiving either a Levantine Sword, Angel Armband or the Holy 
Sword Farwell.

2.7 Credits
Thanks to shadowmaster@bluemail.ch for clarification on the items 
that you get from the Iselia queen.

Thanks to Flockaseagulls for clarification on playing the shamisen 
on Level 4.

Thanks to Ian Newman for reminding me about the 2nd Holy Farwell 
Sword that you get from Gabrie Celesta.

Thanks to tefari_realm@hotmail.com for clarification about the door 
on Level 11.

Thanks to HooliganBoy1@webtv.net for monsters name and some info 
on items that you recieve for beating certain stage boss.

Thanks to Daniel Hensley(SuperEther@aol.com) for contributing info 
for all the treasures in the Secret Dungeon and for the prices and 
items from Santa's shop.

Thanks to everyone that reminded me that there is only 13 levels in 
the secret dungeon, not 30.

Thanks to philiecheese for submitting info on Lvl 1,2,3,4,5,6, and 7
stage bosses.

Thanks to Steve(steveobert@email.com) for submitting info on the 
treasure chest on level 4.

I have to give credit to Phillip Price(nirvana70@yahoo.com) for 
helping me solve the level 11 puzzle.



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