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FAQ/Walkthrough by DEngel

Updated: 12/01/17

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===============================================================================

Blood Will Tell FAQ
December 01, 2017
Daniel (DEngel) Engel
dan.engel.2017 [AT] gmail [DOT] com



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                             (A) TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Table of Contents

 (A) This Table of Contents
 (B) Controls
 (C) Walkthrough
  -  (C-00) Tutorial
  -  (C-01) Prologue - Fiend 01
  -  (C-02) Prologue - Fiend 02
  -  (C-03) Chapter 01 - Scourge
  -  (C-04) Chapter 01 - Fiend 03
  -  (C-05) Chapter 01 - Proof
  -  (C-06) Chapter 01 - Fiend 04
  -  (C-06A) Chapter 01 - Fiend 05
  -  (C-06B) Chapter 01 - Fiend 06
  -  (C-06C) Chapter 01 - Fiend 07
  -  (C-07) Chapter 02 - Fiend 08
  -  (C-08) Chapter 02 - Fiend 09
  -  (C-08A) Chapter 02 - Fiend 10
  -  (C-08B) Chapter 02 - Fiend 11
  -  (C-09) Chapter 03 - Fiend 12
  -  (C-10) Chapter 03 - Fiend 13
  -  (C-11) Chapter 03 - Fiend 14
  -  (C-12) Chapter 03 - Fiend 15
  -  (C-12A) Chapter 03 - Fiend 16
  -  (C-12B) Chapter 03 - Fiend 17
  -  (C-13) Chapter 04 - Fiend 18
  -  (C-14) Chapter 04 - Kids
  -  (C-15) Chapter 04 - Fiend 19
  -  (C-16) Chapter 04 - Fiend 20
  -  (C-16A) Chapter 04 - Fiend 21
  -  (C-16B) Chapter 04 - Fiend 22
  -  (C-16C) Chapter 04 - Fiend 23
  -  (C-16D) Chapter 04 - Fiend 24
  -  (C-17) Chapter 05 - Fiend 25
  -  (C-18) Chapter 05 - Fiend 26
  -  (C-19) Chapter 05 - Fiend 27
  -  (C-19A) Chapter 05 - Fiend 28
  -  (C-19B) Chapter 05 - Fiend 29
  -  (C-19C) Chapter 05 - Fiend 30
  -  (C-20) Chapter 06 - Fiend 31
  -  (C-21) Chapter 06 - Fiend 32
  -  (C-21A) Chapter 06 - Fiend 33
  -  (C-21B) Chapter 02 - Fiend 34
  -  (C-21C) Chapter 02 - Fiend 35
  -  (C-21D) Chapter 01 - Fiend 36
  -  (C-22) Chapter 07 - Castle Secrets
  -  (C-23) Chapter 07 - Fiend 37
  -  (C-24) Chapter 07 - Fiend 38
  -  (C-25) Chapter 07 - Fiend 39
  -  (C-26) Chapter 07 - Fiend 40
  -  (C-27) Chapter 07 - Fiend 41
  -  (C-28) Chapter 07 - Fiend 42
  -  (C-29) Chapter 07 - Fiend 43
  -  (C-30) Chapter 07 - Fiend 44
  -  (C-31) Final Chapter - Fiend 45
 (D) Tips
 (E) Body Parts
 (F) Spirit Attack Scrolls
 (G) Swords
 (H) Items
 (I) Fiends
 (J) Enemies
 (K) Secrets
 (L) Dororo Mode
 (M) Thanks
 (N) Experimental


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                                 (B) CONTROLS
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The default controls for this game are as follows:

----------
Hyakkimaru
----------

Left stick - Move.

Square   - Light attack.
Triangle - Heavy attack.
X        - Jump.
Circle   - Call Dororo.
R1       - Fire arm cannon.
R2       - Aim leg cannon.
L2       - Change weapon.
L3       - Dash [once you have the left leg].

Square + triangle - Use spirit attack [when spirit gauge is full].

L1    - Center camera.
R3    - Boss camera.
Start - Pause/menu.


------
Dororo
------

Same as above except for these changes:

Circle - Show hint.
R1     - Throw item near.
R2     - Throw item far.
L3     - Dash.


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                                (C) WALKTHROUGH
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                           Bricklayer J. Gastronomy

You will find the walkthrough for the entire game in the sections below.


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                                (C-00) TUTORIAL
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Follow the on-screen instructions to practice Hyakkimaru's movements and
various attacks.


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                           (C-01) PROLOGUE - FIEND 01
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------------
Ugetsu Trail
------------

The green bar in the top left corner is your HP, the blue bar is your spirit
bar.  The red number is the shots left in your knee cannon and the blue number
is the shots left in your arm cannon.

Kill all the wandering skulls on the ground and double-jump to reach the ravens
in the air.  They both show up as red dots on your map and by killing them you
will gain experience for your weapons.  Once they are all dead, you can enter
the next area.


---------------
Kagerou Village
---------------

Approach the shiny spot up ahead [it's a save point] and save your game, then
enter the middle of the village for a short cutscene.

Kill the seven carrion beetles here [one of your sword arms will likely reach
level 2 if you've been using them] to start a cutscene and reach the next area.


----------------
Tsurigane Valley
----------------

Save your game and head for the shiny spot on your map to see a cutscene.


------------------------
Fiend Battle: Great Horn
------------------------

[Body Part - Vocal Cords]


During battles like this one the camera remains centered on the boss, but you
can toggle between this camera mode and the normal one with R3.

The boss's health meter starts out blue and becomes yellow after you drain it
once, it then becomes red after you drain it a second time.  Finally when
you drain the red meter, the boss is dead.

Use a spirit attack if you have one charged up, otherwise you want to make sure
that the boss doesn't land on you as he jumps around.  His other main attacks
include taking a few swipes at you, or pounding the ground to generate a short
wave.

Definitely use your knee cannon and your gun arm from a distance to take off a
LOT of the fiend's health.  You can get in close to use your sword arms, but
then you have to watch for the boss's swipes or waves.  I find it works well to
get in close and attack RIGHT AFTER the boss starts some swipes, then quickly
jump away after he ends them.

Once you start draining the red part of the boss's health meter he starts using
a new attack.  Sometimes when you get close he will stand and create a flaming
barrier around himself for a few seconds.  This is bad news if you're close to
him, but a PERFECT time to unload a burst of shots from your arm cannon.

Once you drain the last of the boss's health you get your first body part back,
your vocal cords!  Watch the cutscene afterwards to reach the next area.


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                           (C-02) PROLOGUE - FIEND 02
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-----------------
Yakushi Riverside
-----------------

Save the game and smash the urns to get some ammo for your cannons, then head
for the bridge to start a cutscene.

Kill the eight wandering skulls to start another cutscene and get Dororo on
your side, then cross the bridge and head right at the fallen log to reach
another save point.

Continue onward after using the save point and kill a series of specters and
carrion beetles [touch the rice ball if you need HP], then go back and save
once more.  Head for the shiny spot on your map to reach the next fiend.


------------------------
Fiend Battle: Homonculus
------------------------

[Body Part - Left Eye]


This fiend moves very slowly and either blows a ring of smoke towards you or a
short close-range burst of smoke.  Save your ammo and get in close, then attack
him until Dororo breaks free.

Now you can let loose with both cannons and your spirit attack until all of
those three are depleted.  For the rest of the battle [most of the fiend's
health should be long gone already], just get in close and attack the fiend
while trying to avoid his head-butts, punches and smoke.

Once the fiend is dead you can watch the cutscenes that end this chapter and
save your game.


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                          (C-03) CHAPTER 01 - SCOURGE
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-----------------
Sengoku Riverside
-----------------

[If you want to fight a fiend here you should see section C-06A below.]


Read the screen to learn how to command Dororo with circle and notice that
everything is in colour now, thanks to getting your left eye back.

Set Dororo to attack as you clear out the specters, water devils and drecks in
this area. Collect the medicine and smash the urns along the way, then use the
save point when you come to it and head up the nearby hill to reach the next
area.


-----------
Yonaki Pass
-----------

Grab the medicine and climb the stairs for some wandering skulls to kill.
Destroy the urns while you attack some more wandering skulls along with some
cursed weeds in the forested section.  Kill some ravens on the bridge up ahead
and use the save point just beyond them.

Smash the urn to your right and take the items to your left, then kill a group
of wandering skulls and specters up ahead.  Go down the path to start a
cutscene and reach the next fiend.


---------------------
Fiend Battle: Scourge
---------------------

Watch for the fiend's tail and mouth [keep your distance] as you pelt him with
cannon-fire [also try your spirit attack if you have it].  Try switching the
camera so you can get items from the urns, then switch back.  Use the extra
ammo that you got from the urns to drain the rest [or most of] the fiend's
health, then finish it off at close range if you need to.


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                         (C-04) CHAPTER 01 - FIEND 03
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------------------------
Yudai's Manor - Basement
------------------------

After the cutscene you get to check Dororo's controls and start controlling
her.

Crawl through the passage until you can stand up, then use the nearby save
point.

Carefully time your jumps up the steps so that you don't touch the spikes in
the floor or those that fall from the ceiling.  Once the ceiling spikes fall
you can jump on the top as a platform to continue on.  Watch the wall up ahead
for shiny spots and dodge the fire that comes from these spots.


Enter the passage to your left [take the rice ball] and punch the skull post to
create some blocks over the pit [the pattern of the blocks changes each time],
then QUICKLY jump across these blocks before they disappear again.

Smash the right urn in this room for invincibility, then kill the trio of
guardian dogs to start an elevator moving.  Smash the other urn and step in the
elevator to reach the next area.


-------------------------------
Yudai's Manor - Yudai's Bedroom
-------------------------------

Enter the bedroom and grab a max HP up by the changing board, then go the other
way to start a cutscene.


-------------------------
Yudai's Manor - Well Room
-------------------------

Smash all the urns for some items, then head for the top left part of the map.
Smash the rock here and go through the passage beyond to reach the next area.


-------------
Yudai Village
-------------

[If you want to fight a fiend here you should see section C-06B below.  If
doors are blocking your way, you'll have to come back later in the chapter.]


Kill the wandering skulls [smash the pots for items] and the ravens [keep
killing the ravens without destroy the generator if you want to level up some
weapons].  There are also shadows and specters here, so be sure to kill them as
well.

You can find the poison sword, and the worn blade in pots here so be sure to
smash them all.  [The poison sword is in a pot by the door at the south end
of the first building.]  You can also use the save point at the north end of
the map whenever you need to.

You don't HAVE to kill all the enemies here but you may as well since it's
great for leveling up your sword arms.  Once they're all dead you should use
the save point and go north to see a cutscene in the next area.


----------------------
Ancient Bamboo Thicket
----------------------

You don't have to kill all the enemies here and explore all the sections like
I've detailed, but it's great for experience and for finding items.  If you
want to skip that though just follow the golden heads that say "you want some?"


Head left and Kill all the water devils and water horrors here as you collect
any items and smash any urns that you see.

Head north to the next section and kill more of the same and some specter
lords as you grab the Firestorm scroll near the small waterfall, then equip it
and try out your new spirit attack before heading northeast to the next
section.

Kill some cursed weeds and smash an urn along the way to get the fire sword,
then follow the golden heads that say "you want some?".  Kill the tentacles
along the way and some specters, then use the save point.  Head for the shiny
spot on your map and dispatch a few enemies along the way.  Chop down the trees
in your way and continue to the shiny spot to start a cutscene.


-------------
Yudai Village
-------------

A 3:30 minute timer starts now and you have to run to the shiny spot on your
map within that time.  IGNORE ALL ENEMIES in your way and simply run to that
point as fast as possible to start a cutscene.


----------------------
Ancient Bamboo Thicket
----------------------

Save your game and head for the shiny place once more to start a cutscene and a
battle.


-------------------------
Fiend Battle: Hellcrusher
-------------------------

[Body Part - Esophagus]


This fiend flies around and fires at you before briefly putting up a colourful
barrier.  Otherwise he will club you if you get too close to him.

Use your spirit attack first, then use your cannons from a distance until they
are out of ammo.  Finally get in close between the fiend's clubs [he swings it
twice, then pauses] to deliver the final blows.


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                           (C-05) CHAPTER 01 - PROOF
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-------------
Yudai Village
-------------

Watch the cutscenes and go through the hold in the ground to reach the next
area.


-------------------------
Yudai's Manor - Well Room
-------------------------

Smash the urns if you want, then jump down the well and enter the passage
there.


------------------------
Yudai's Manor - Basement
------------------------

Save your game and go past the spikes, the fire and the pit once more.  Kill
the guardian dogs and specters before riding the elevator again.


-------------------------------
Yudai's Manor - Yudai's Bedroom
-------------------------------

Head south and press circle to open the doors ahead of you, then enter the area
beyond.


-------------------------
Yudai's Manor - 2nd Floor
-------------------------

Ignore the first shiny spot on your map and head for the second.  Kill the
wandering skulls along the way and pick up the key when you get there.  Kill
more wandering skulls [sometimes they drop max hp ups] and go down the nearby
stairs.


-------------------------
Yudai's Manor - 1st Floor
-------------------------

Kill all the enemies here and unlock the door in the northeast corner, then
kill a couple enemies and approach the chest for a cutscene.

Take the smoke bombs from the chest and leave the room, then kill all enemies
and climb back up the stairs.


-------------------------
Yudai's Manor - 2nd Floor
-------------------------

Kill the enemies as you head for the shiny spot that you avoided earlier.
Throw a smoke bomb to put the guard to sleep, then take the gold key and go
back downstairs.


-------------------------
Yudai's Manor - 1st Floor
-------------------------

Open the door in the northwest corner and approach the arrow for a short
cutscene, then go back upstairs.


-------------------------
Yudai's Manor - 2nd Floor
-------------------------

Go back to Yudai's bedroom.


-------------------------------
Yudai's Manor - Yudai's Bedroom
-------------------------------

Approach the right side of Yudai's bed to start a few cutscenes.


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                         (C-06) CHAPTER 01 - FIEND 04
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Yudai Village
-------------

Save the game and smash the urn northwest of you a bit for another worn blade.
Attack the enemies here [there are a LOT so you don't need to kill them all,
but it would be good for experience] and smash all the urns and pots as you go.
Use the save point at the north end of the map and kill more enemies if you
want, then continue north to the next area.


----------------------
Ancient Bamboo Thicket
----------------------

Head north and attack the specter in your way, then continue north and kill a
group of specters.  Smash the urn and follow the path to start a cutscene and a
battle with a familiar fiend.


---------------------
Fiend Battle: Scourge
---------------------

Watch for this fiend raising debris into the air, because in a few seconds he
shoots it straight at you.  The debris either lands in a circle around the
fiend, lands in a straight line or fires at you as you move.  The first two are
pretty harmless and easily dodged by moving constantly.  For the third attack
you should jump repeatedly as you move so that you don't get hit.

Otherwise use your spirit attack and cannons first to deal some quick damage,
then use the usual hit and run strategy with your sword arms.  Once you drain
the fiend's health to the yellow you see a cutscene.


Watch for the fiend's tongue and tail along with the usual debris, then
continue with the hit and run strategy.  Stay away from the back side of the
fiend or you will quickly get slapped with the tail.  It's better to stay near
the front and take 2-3 slashes before running once more.  Be prepared to jump
when the fiend's eyes flash in case the tongue comes out, otherwise keep at it
and you should win.


-------------
Yudai Village
-------------

Save your game after the cutscenes and head for the shiny spot to see another
cutscene.


-------------------------
Yudai's Manor - 1st Floor
-------------------------

Kill the wandering skulls and take the lightning sword from the northeast
room, then climb the stairs.  [As far as I know you CAN NOT get this sword by
revisiting the chapter later.]


-------------------------
Yudai's Manor - 2nd Floor
-------------------------

Kill the guardian dogs, wandering skulls and skeletal warriors, then check the
alcove for a rice ball.  Approach the door ahead and grab items on both sides
of you, then open the door to start a cutscene and a battle.


--------------------
Fiend Battle: Ogress
--------------------

[Body Part - Left Leg]


This fiend flies around while you fight and if it gets close it pauses for a
second then does a spinning punch.  Luckily it's easy to spot this attack and
jump away in time.  The other attack involves the fiend raising a hand to the
sky and getting struck by lightning.  As soon as you see this jump out of the
way because the fiend fires that lightning at you next.

Use your spirit attack and cannons to start things off, then counterattack with
2-3 slashes after the fiend's spinning punch [or lightning, but I find the
punch easier].


Once you drain most of the fiend's health a cutscene plays, then the battle
continues with only the red health remaining.

The fiend releases four enemies and fires 3 beams from the top of the tower
[from left to right].  Attack the enemies for items and avoid the fiend's
beams, then attack like usual once the fiend returns to the ground.


Once the fiend is finally dead you can watch the cutscenes that end this
chapter and save your game.


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                         (C-06A) CHAPTER 01 - FIEND 05
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You can return to this chapter at any time to find this fiend, or even find him
during your first trip through the chapter.  If you find the fiend too hard
right now you can always come back once you have better weapons or more body
parts.


-----------------
Sengoku Riverside
-----------------

Head for the southeast corner of the map [the south point where the river
bends].  Chop the roots of the HUGE tree on your left to cause it to fall into
the nearby waterfall, then jump up the right root to get on top of the tree and
walk across it to start the battle with the fiend.


------------------------
Fiend Battle: Dreameater
------------------------

[Body Part - Hippocampal Synapse]


The fiend has an attack where the eye charges green energy and then releases a
series of shots at you.  The shots are slow-moving and easily dodged,
especially if you return after completing this chapter, when you have the left
leg.

Once you reach the yellow bar the fiend starts to teleport on occasion, but
that's nothing taxing to deal with.

Otherwise you want to attack the fiend's claw to deal your damage and win the
battle.


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                         (C-06B) CHAPTER 01 - FIEND 06
###############################################################################

You can return to this chapter at any time to find this fiend, or even find him
during your first trip through the chapter.  If you find the fiend too hard
right now you can always come back once you have better weapons or more body
parts.


-------------
Yudai Village
-------------

Use the save point near the southeast corner of the village and go through the
nearby hole in the wall.  Smash all 18 pillars in here to start the battle
with the next fiend.


-------------------------
Fiend Battle: Grave Golem
-------------------------

[Body Part - Platelets]


This fiend floats around and occasionally rises up before trying to land on
you.

He also turns red briefly and dashes towards you, but you can easily dodge this
attack as well.

Sometimes the fiend will also shoot a slow fireball, but you can easily dodge
it.

Once you get down to the red bar the fiend will sometimes spin and shoot four
fireballs, so keep your distance at that time.


Use your cannons and spirit attacks to start things off, then hit and run with
your sword arms.


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                         (C-06C) CHAPTER 01 - FIEND 07
###############################################################################

You can return to this chapter at any time to find this fiend, but you can't
fight him on your first time through the chapter.  If you find the fiend too
hard right now you can always come back once you have better weapons or more
body parts.


-------------
Yudai Village
-------------

Use the save point at the north end of the village, then go to the northeast
corner of the map.  Look at the objects in this section of the village, find
the one that's glowing yellow and smash it to start the battle.


------------------------
Fiend Battle: Inquisitor
------------------------

[Body Part - Trapezius Muscles]


The red face on this fiend does a clockwise spinning flamethrower attack.

The yellow face runs around while dropping bombs behind it.

The blue face doesn't attack at all and just runs away from you.


Once you reach the yellow bar, the fiend will sometimes create smaller enemies
for you to fight.

Use your cannons to start things off, then hit and run with your sword blades.


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                           (C-07) CHAPTER 02 - FIEND 08
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------------
Nowaki Trail
------------

Now that you have Hyakkimaru's left leg you can dash by holding L3.  Kill the
20 enemies here [including hellhounds and spirit wheels] even if you have to
use your Sparrow's Flight spirit attack.  Smash all the urns and barrels, then
use the save point and go north to the next area.


------------
Mujou Fields
------------

Kill all the zombies and wandering deaths after the cutscene, then double-jump
to get the rice ball up ahead.  Kill the enemies just beyond and smash the urn
to get the sword of clarity [equip this sword but keep using your sword arms].
Backtrack a little bit and jump to a ledge on your right, then jump across a
series of ledges to continue northeast.  Kill a few more enemies and smash an
urn, then enter the next section to start a cutscene and a battle.


--------------------------
Battle: Masterless Samurai
--------------------------

This is your first non-lethal battle, since you MUST only kill demons and not
humans.  As a result you can only use the dull side of your sword and can't use
any spirit powers or other weapons, also Dororo will not fight.  If you can
attack an enemy's back in a non-lethal fight, you will do lots of damage.

The samurai takes three swings and the third swing is a spinning one, so you
can be hit with it if you are behind him.  I find it works best to stay close
[but not too close] and counterattack with 2-3 hits [usually 2 hits] after the
samurai's third swing.


------------
Mujou Fields
------------

Save your game and kill all the enemies here, try your best to take them on one
at a time to make things easier.  Definitely kill the spirit wheels [use smoke
bombs to make it easier] because EVERY one of them drops a max HP up when they
die.  Look for a ledge to your right near the save point and jump onto it, then
double jump southeast across similar ledges.  Cross a bridge and smash a couple
of urns for items, then pick up the nearby Thunderstrike scroll for Hyakkimaru.

Save your game and jump up a ledge on your left, then jump onto the large ledge
marked on your map.  Smash the nearby urns and follow the ronin as you jump
across the platforms and double-jump to the other side.  Kill the enemies here
and smash the urn for a rice ball, then follow the ronin north to the next
area.


------------------
Hiuchidani Village
------------------

Save your game and approach the ronin for a short cutscene, then follow the
Ronin around and ONLY attack him from behind.  If you hit the ronin from the
front he will counterattack you!  Even if the ronin turns around you can often
run behind him and get in a hit or two before he teleports.

Keep following him and hitting him from behind until his health is drained,
then approach the sword to start a cutscene.


------------------
Hiuchidani Village
------------------

Now that you're here with Hyakkimaru you should save your game.  Switch to your
sword arms and kill the zombies, then head northwest and kill more enemies
while you smash some barrels.  Smash another barrel north of you and kill more
enemies, then use the save point north of you before climbing the stairs.  Kill
more enemies [including bloodweeds] and continue up the stairs to start a
cutscene and a battle.


-----------------------
Battle: Possessed Dororo
-----------------------

This is another non-lethal battle so you want to try to attack Dororo in the
back if possible.  It's NOT an easy fight, so if you have a 1up it makes things
a little easier.


Dororo stands and yells before running at you.  She then either does a spinning
attack or an overhead slash.  Since it's hard to tell which one she's going to
use, it's best if you jump to the side.  Afterwards you can counterattack with
a hit or two.

Dororo also does a backflip while swinging the sword, so it's not even safe
behind her either.  Finally Dororo will sometimes throw the sword and let it
follow you for a bit before it returns to her.  This is best avoided by running
away and jumping the sword when it gets close.  After throwing the sword Dororo
is vulnerable to a few hits, so if you're close attack her with a combo and
ignore the sword.

I find the best method is to attack Dororo from the SIDE with one hit, then
back off and repeat after her next attack.  It's slow but it means that you
won't get hit in a long combo, plus you won't get hit if she decides to
backflip into you.


------------------
Hiuchidani Village
------------------

Kill the enemies here and smash the urns, then head south to save your game
and enter the village square for a cutscene and a battle.


------------------------------
Fiend Battle: Giant Fire Wheel
------------------------------

[Body Part - Kidneys]


Dash out of the way of the fiend as he tries to run you down, then use up the
ammo for both your cannons and use your sparrow's flight spirit attack.

Now you have to attack the fiend from the side as best as you can, since he's
on fire you can't get too close which is really annoying.  Fortunately he
should be pretty low on health by now.  The fiend may use a spinning attack
near the end of the fight, but if you keep your distance, it shouldn't bother
you.


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                         (C-08) CHAPTER 02 - FIEND 09
###############################################################################

------------------
Hiuchidani Village
------------------

Head north and smash the urn by the tree for the flashing blade [your strongest
sword yet], then use the save point.  Smash any barrels and urns, then head for
the shiny spot in the southeast corner to start a cutscene.

Kill the nearby enemies and use the save point south of you, then continue
south to the next area.


------------
Mujou Fields
------------

Kill the nearby enemies and smash the urn for a rice ball, then go northeast to
start a cutscene.


--------------------------------------
Fiend Battle: Demon Sword Dragon Brood
--------------------------------------

[Body Part - Spine]


The fiend runs around and can teleport as well, otherwise he uses fairly direct
attacks with the sword [though some have greater range than others].

Save your ammo and spirit attack and just use your sword to drain 1/2 to 3/4 of
the yellow bar, which starts a cutscene.


When the battle resumes the fiend can now swing quite wide with his sword and
also generate a barrier around himself.  This barrier damages you if you touch
it, but is also used to create a circle of spikes around the fiend for a
moment.

Keep your distance if you see the barrier form, then resume your counterattacks
after the spikes disappear.  The fiend can also stab the ground which creates a
line of spikes towards you.  This attack shouldn't worry you if you keep moving
though.  Feel free to use your cannons and spirit attacks during this stage of
the battle, but if you can save them, it's better.


Once you drain half of the yellow bar a cutscene plays and the battle enters a
third stage.

In this stage the fiend teleports like crazy, but he'll always attack you on
his third teleport.  Jump out of the way on this teleport and quickly get in a
hit or two, then repeat.  You can smash an urn here for a rice ball, otherwise
drain a little bit more of the yellow bar to start a cutscene and a fourth
stage of the battle.


Smash the urn here for a rice ball, then get back to counterattacking the
fiend.  His combo usually ends with him leaping into the air and creating a
ring of spikes around him when he lands, so KEEP YOUR DISTANCE.  Otherwise
counterattack with one hit at a time and watch for your spirit bar to fill up
so you can use another spirit attack.

Once you drain the last of his health this battle is FINALLY over!


###############################################################################
                         (C-08A) CHAPTER 02 - FIEND 10
###############################################################################

You can return to this chapter at any time to find this fiend, or even find him
during your first trip through the chapter.  If you find the fiend too hard
right now you can always come back once you have better weapons or more body
parts.


------------
Mujou Fields
------------

After you jump up the ledges to reach the upper area you should enter a
clearing. Smash a small rock on your right as soon as you enter this clearing
to start the battle.


---------------------
Fiend Battle: Impaler
---------------------

[Body Part - Manipura]


The fiend loves a combo where he does three quick pokes with his spear and then
two slashes, but you can easily dodge to the side to avoid getting hit.

He will also charge a large purple shot that slowly moves towards you, but you
can move to either side to avoid it.

Sometimes the fiend does a sideways slash when you get close to him, but
you'll see him getting ready in time for you to run away.


Use your cannons and spirit attack early on, then use a hit and run strategy to
finish of the fiend.


###############################################################################
                         (C-08B) CHAPTER 02 - FIEND 11
###############################################################################

You can return to this chapter at any time to find this fiend, but you can't
fight him on your first time through the chapter.  If you find the fiend too
hard right now you can always come back once you have better weapons or more
body parts.


------------
Mujou Fields
------------

Use the save point in the north end of the large area with the floating
platforms.  Head northeast into the clearing that's filled with mud, then kill
all the enemies to start the fiend battle.


--------------------------
Fiend Battle: Night Terror
--------------------------

[Body Part - Cerebellum]


This fiend sinks into the mud to get around and spits poison at you for one
attack, otherwise he scratches at you when you get close.

When you reach the yellow bar he will do a spinning poison attack, and
sometimes a head-butt as well when you get close.


Use cannons and spirit attacks to start things off, then resort to hit and run
combos of about 2-3 hits.


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                         (C-09) CHAPTER 03 - FIEND 12
###############################################################################

-------------------------------
Daidara Mountain - Fuuma Temple
-------------------------------

Smash the urn and kill the enemies along the path [including death ravens],
then smash another urn near the building to get the flametongue sword.  Equip
this sword since it is the strongest one yet and it fills your spirit meter
faster [but keep using your sword arms], then watch the cutscene and use the
save point.

Go north into the building and smash the urn, then head for the shiny spot on
your map to start a cutscene and a battle.


----------------
Battle: Soldiers
----------------

This is another non-lethal battle, so try to hit the soldiers in the back.

Try to take on each soldier one at a time and dash to run away if you need to.
Grab the rice ball by the doors to the temple and watch the enemies for dropped
items.  Once all 30 soldiers are knocked out, some more cutscenes play.


-------------------------------
Daidara Mountain - Fuuma Temple
-------------------------------

Save the game and head east along the path.  Kill the enemies [including
poltergeists] and smash the urn on the way to the next area as a cutscene
starts.


------------------------
The Magistrate's Village
------------------------

Kill the enemies and smash the urn, then go deeper into the village to start a
cutscene.

Go to the right half of this area and look for the large gap between the houses
at the south end of the map.  Enter this gap and head west to find an urn among
some rocks, then smash this urn to get the blade of tears.

Kill more enemies [including carnage beetles] and head for a tiny clearing in
the northeast corner of the map to start a battle.


---------------------
Fiend Battle: Goliath
---------------------

[Body Part - Adrenal Glands]


This fiend is IDENTICAL to the very first fiend that you fought, the great
horn.  Use your cannons and spirit attacks to start things off, then get in
close and slash this guy to kill him off really quickly and easily.


###############################################################################
                         (C-10) CHAPTER 03 - FIEND 13
###############################################################################

------------------------
The Magistrate's Village
------------------------

Leave the clearing where you just fought the fiend, then follow the path north
as it curves to start a cutscene.

Follow the path and use the save point, then grab a rice ball in an alcove by
the building.  [If you return to this chapter later, you will get the Fool's
Blade from this spot, instead of the rice ball.]  Return to the path and kill
enemies while you enter the next area.


-----------------------------------
Daidara Mountain - In The Mountains
-----------------------------------

Smash the urns and kill more enemies, then double-jump over the gaps. Smash
the nearby urn for a rice ball and head left towards the shiny spot to start a
cutscene.


------------------------
Magistrate's Hidden Room
------------------------

[If you come here once you've finished the chapter you will find the Whirlwind
Attack scroll].


Open the door ahead of you and make a note of the number on the wall above the
zeros.  You need to match that weight on the giant scale by using the boxes in
the room.

The large boxes add 50 to the total, the small boxes add 10 and Dororo adds 26.
In order to get the weight of 146 you need to push two large boxes on the
scale, two small boxes and then stand on it yourself to start a cutscene and a
battle.

[ 50 + 50 + 10 + 10 + 26 = 146 ]


------------------------
Fiend Battle: Twin Blade
------------------------

[Body Part - Ears]


This fiend fights a lot like the great horn and goliath, except he takes much
larger swings and pounds the ground three times instead of once.

Use your cannons and spirit attack first [like usual], then stick to
counterattacking with 1-2 hits after he tries his swings.  You can get a larger
combo going when the fiend tries pounding the ground, just don't get stuck in
front of him.

Now that you have the ears, you can press a button while in the air [eg: after
being it] to land on your feet.


###############################################################################
                         (C-11) CHAPTER 03 - FIEND 14
###############################################################################

------------------------
Magistrate's Hidden Room
------------------------

Grab the rice ball to your right and use the save point, then go through the
nearby door and kill some clockworks.  Collect their knives and look for the
sword on top of a stack of barrels.  Throw a knife at the WALL near these
barrels, then use that knife as a platform to reach the three-body slasher
sword.

Kill the mucks on top of the walls and hit the star pole to raise a small gate.
Use a knife to get on top of the northeast wall, then crawl into a passage in
the corner there.

Attack the enemy on the other side and hit another star pole, then drop to the
ground and open the nearby door for a cutscene.


------------------------
The Magistrate's Village
------------------------

Use the save point and the rice ball in the nearby alcove, then smash the urn
and kill enemies as you go north along the path.


-----------------------------------
Daidara Mountain - In The Mountains
-----------------------------------

Kill the enemies and carefully jump the gaps, then head for the shiny spot on
your map for a cutscene and battle.


------------------------
Fiend Battle: Fire Golem
------------------------

[Body Part - Stomach]


This fiend hops around and uses a spinning attack that you should dash away
from.  He also breathes fire, but the range is pretty short on it.  Sometimes
he spits fireballs, which are quite fast so you want to stay away from those.

He screams before he spits the fireballs so you have some warning [sidestep
left, right left to avoid them], otherwise you want to use your cannons and
spirit attack to start things off.  It's VERY hard to counterattack after his
fire breath, but you can usually counterattack the spin move pretty easily.  If
you ever knock him down though keep your distance, he kicks to get back up and
it hurts.

Once you get him down to the red bar his spin move gets upgraded.  Now he spins
on the spot before tilting it and charging at you.  Wait for his charge and
dash out of the way to avoid it.

Watch the cutscene after the battle and enter the cave.


###############################################################################
                         (C-12) CHAPTER 03 - FIEND 15
###############################################################################

------------------------
Magistrate's Hidden Room
------------------------

Kill the enemies and use the nearby save point, then go through the door and
kill more enemies [including a specter overlord].  Head through the door in the
northwest corner and attack the door to Dororo's cell, then approach Dororo for
a cutscene.

Kill the 8 enemies and head east, then save your game and hit the fourth lid
from the left to open a nearby door.  Head south into the next room to start
some cutscenes.


-----------------------------------
Daidara Mountain - In The Mountains
-----------------------------------

Attack the enemies [including rock golems] as you follow the path northeast.
Smash the urns along the way and use a save point, then head for the shiny spot
to start a cutscene and a battle.


------------------------
Fiend Battle: Gaping Maw
------------------------

This fiend moves quite slowly and does a brief spin attack after turning red.
Otherwise he'll scratch you if you're close to him for too long and he
sometimes teleports, but for the most part he's a pushover.

You're better saving your cannons and spirit attacks for the next battle, so
get in close and slash the fiend repeatedly.  Once you drain about half of the
red bar, the fiend starts to run away to regain health.  Dash if you need to
and keep slashing at him to beat him, then watch the cutscene and get ready for
another battle.


-------------------------
Fiend Battle: Mountainous
-------------------------

This giant stone hand bursts out of the ground in the spot where you see a
glowing area.  Make sure you dash away from this spot or you'll get punched as
the hand bursts from the ground.  You want to then jump up onto the rocks
surrounding the hand to get in 1-2 hits and quickly jump away before the hand
returns to the ground and hits you on the way down.

Sometimes the hand will slap the ground so dash quickly to avoid this.  After
hitting the ground, the hand will quickly slide from side to side, then stop
for a bit and raise back up once more.  Once the hand is done sliding around
you can get a few hits in.

Hopefully you saved your cannons and spirit attack [personally I used firestorm
and it worked very well] for this fiend, so use them if you have them.  Once
they're gone you can stick to the usual hit and run strategy to win the fight.


-----------------------------------
Daidara Mountain - In The Mountains
-----------------------------------

Use the save point and kill a few enemies as you carefully double-jump over the
gaps, then watch the cutscene.


-----------------------------------
Daidara Mountain - In The Mountains
-----------------------------------

Kill the enemies along the path and smash the urns, then use the save point
when you come to it.  Continue down the path and kill more enemies as you enter
a clearing, then watch a cutscene and get ready for another battle.


-------------------------
Fiend Battle: Mountainous
-------------------------

The fiend fights the same as the last time that you fought him, except this
time he can shoot fireballs at you.  These fireballs are either shot three at a
time, or simply one on it's own.  Either way they're pretty easy to dodge, so
just use your cannons and spirit attack to get things started like usual.

If you can break away some of the stone and attack the red parts of the arm you
will do MUCH more damage.  Otherwise just use your hit and run strategy until
the battle is over.


-------------------------------
Daidara Mountain - Mountainside
-------------------------------

Use the save point to the northeast, then follow that path as you kill some
enemies.  Enter the clearing and approach the shiny spot, then attack it until
a cutscene starts.


-----------------------------------
Daidara Mountain - In The Mountains
-----------------------------------

Carefully jump across the gaps as you kill some enemies, then work your way
past some tentacles [attack them if needed] to start a cutscene.


-------------------------------
Daidara Mountain - Mountainside
-------------------------------

Kill the enemies as you follow the path, then kill all the enemies in the
clearing.  Use the rocks by the northeast wall to reach the second ledge, then
[kill the enemies if you want the items of experience] continue down the path
to the shiny spot.  Go past the tentacles and enemies, then slash the tree
until a cutscene starts.


-----------------------------------
Daidara Mountain - In The Mountains
-----------------------------------

Carefully jump the gaps and kill the enemies as you follow the path south to
the next area.


------------------------
The Magistrate's Village
------------------------

Use the save point and head for the village, then kill a few enemies and watch
the glowing spots on the ground for fireballs.  Head through the village as the
fireballs increase, then go to the path in the west to start a cutscene.


----------------------------------
Daidara Mountain - Mountain Summit
----------------------------------

Kill the enemies and smash the urns along the path, then use the save point and
jump up the nearby rocks for a cutscene and a battle.


-------------------------
Fiend Battle: Mountainous
-------------------------

Use your knee cannon to shoot the fiend in the eye and get things going, then
watch for his laser beam and falling fireballs [watch for glowing spots on the
ground].  Kill the golems to get more shots for your knee cannon, then use
those shots on the fiend's eye until the battle ends.


-------------------------------
Daidara Mountain - Fuuma Temple
-------------------------------

Use the save point and smash the urn that's east of you, then approach the
shiny spot on your map to start a cutscene and a battle.


-------------------------
Fiend Battle: Mountainous
-------------------------

[Body Part - Sense Of Pain]


Grab the sword of protection that's behind the heart and leave the temple.
Work your way through the tentacles to grab three firebombs from the building
in the northeast path of the map, then return to the temple.  Equip the
firebombs and throw them at the heart, then go back to the small building for
more.  After about 4-5 hits you see some cutscenes that end the chapter.


###############################################################################
                         (C-12A) CHAPTER 03 - FIEND 16
###############################################################################

You can return to this chapter at any time to find this fiend, but you can't
fight him on your first time through the chapter.  If you find the fiend too
hard right now you can always come back once you have better weapons or more
body parts.


-------------------------------
Daidara Mountain - Fuuma Temple
-------------------------------

Use the save point here and go to the southwest corner of the temple, then kill
the tentacles to start the fiend battle.


------------------------
Fiend Battle: Gaping Maw
------------------------

[Body Part - Small Intestines]


This fiend has the same attacks as when you fought him the last time, except
now he also has an eye-beam that shoots straight at you.  It's easy to avoid
though so just slash the fiend like usual [try jumping and hitting triangle]
and use your spirit attack when it charges up.

This time the fiend drops bombs as it runs away when you drain about half of
the red bar.  But keep up your slashes and you should be able to drain his
health fast enough.  You'll at least charge your spirit bar this way, then you
should be able to drain a large chunk of health with that attack.


###############################################################################
                         (C-12B) CHAPTER 03 - FIEND 17
###############################################################################

You can return to this chapter at any time to find this fiend, but you can't
fight him on your first time through the chapter.  If you find the fiend too
hard right now you can always come back once you have better weapons or more
body parts.


----------------------------------
Daidara Mountain - Mountain Summit
----------------------------------

Follow the path all the way to the end and use the save point, then jump to the
upper ledge to start the battle.


------------------------
Fiend Battle: Wind Fiend
------------------------

[Body Part - Abdominal Muscles]


This fiend likes to suck you towards him, so dash away when this starts to
happen before he lets out a damaging blast afterwards.

The fiend also likes to create a tornado above him that he then fires towards
you, which can be dodged by dashing to the side.

Watch for a triple tornado attack [dash between them] once you reach the red
bar.


Jump and hit triangle to slash the fiend effectively after using your cannons
and spirit attack.


###############################################################################
                         (C-13) CHAPTER 04 - FIEND 18
###############################################################################

--------------------
The Hill Of The Wall
--------------------

Kill the enemies along the path and head for the shiny spot on your map to
start a cutscene.

Kill the demon foxes and use the platforms at the right side of the wall to
climb to the top, then kill the rest of the demon foxes here to start a
cutscene and a battle.


------------------------------
Fiend Battle: Three-Tailed Fox
------------------------------

[Body Part - Lymph Nodes]


Dash to avoid the fiend's trio of spikes, and use your cannons to start things
off.  Dash to the end of the wall as the fiend gets close to it, then use your
spirit attack or a combo to take off a large chunk of health.

Occasionally the fiend will stand at one end of the wall and shoot a trio of
fireballs, but you can easily avoid them by either dashing towards [under] them
or dashing away from them.


###############################################################################
                           (C-14) CHAPTER 04 - KIDS
###############################################################################

--------------------
The Hill Of The Wall
--------------------

This is another non-lethal battle, so equip the three-body slasher sword [or
your strongest sword if you don't have that one] and start knocking out
soldiers.

You can make things easier by luring one soldier away from the group, then kill
him and kill each soldier that appears to replace him one at a time.  It's
slower than taking on groups, but a lot safer so it's up to you.


-----------------------
North Town - District 1
-----------------------

After you go north to get here you should use the save point.  Ignore the
enemies and follow the path east for a cutscene.

Crawl through the hole and smash the barrels for some poison darts.  Equip the
darts and crawl back through the hole, then continue down the path for a
cutscene.

Dash past the enemies and crawl through a hole on your right for more darts,
then crawl back and head north to a gate.  Ignore the gate and crawl through a
hole west of you.  Follow the path [dash] west and north, then east and ignore
the enemies along the way.  Crawl through a hole at the end and crawl through
another hole east of you.  Smash the urns for some items and a lightning sword
+2, then crawl back through the hole and head north to the next area.


-----------------------
North Town - District 2
-----------------------

Use the save point and ignore the enemies as you head for the first fork.  Go
north at this fork and go east at the next one, then smash a broken door and
collect some darts and the spirit slash scroll in the area beyond.

[Smash broken doors where you see tiny passages on the map]

Work your way to the tiny alcove in the southwest corner of the map for a max
HP up, then head for the northwest corner to reach the next area.


-----------------------
North Town - District 3
-----------------------

Use the save point after the cutscene and double-jump from the ramp on your
left to reach the roof.  Jump towards the enemies and head west, then crawl
through a hole to your left when you reach the dead-end.  Smash the barrels
here and use another cart to get on the roof, then go south and smash the
barrel south of you to get the flashing blade +2.  Head west and use the cart
to reach the roof, then go to the southwest corner and use a cart there to
reach the next roof.

Jump north to a higher roof and carefully double-jump to the roof northeast of
you, then go north across one roof and jump west over a few to reach the outer
path.  Follow this path south and east and head for the shiny spot on your map
to start some cutscenes.


###############################################################################
                          (C-15) CHAPTER 04 - FIEND 19
###############################################################################

-------------------------
Daigo's Army Headquarters
-------------------------

Switch to your sword arms and use the save point, then kill the enemies and
follow the west path to the next fork.  Go east at this fork and smash the
small object to get the sword of the white tiger.  Equip the sword [but use
your sword arms] as you head west and kill the enemies along the way.  Smash
the barrels and take the rice ball, then follow the path west to reach the next
area.


-----------------------------
South Town - Battalion A Area
-----------------------------

Smash the urn and follow the paths south to start a cutscene and a battle.

Try to lure one enemy at a time as you kill the group of thirty, then use the
save point and go south to the next area.


--------------------------------
South Town - Black Dragon Bridge
--------------------------------

Dash across this bridge while avoiding the enemies [or fight them if you want]
and spears, then go south at the other side.


-----------------------------
South Town - Battalion B Area
-----------------------------

Take the first path south and ignore the enemies, then continue south at the
fork and go east to the next one.  Take the north route to the small clearing
only if you need another shot for your knee cannon, otherwise go south and head
west at the next fork.


-------------------------
In Front Of Daigo's Manor
-------------------------

Use the save point near the middle of the map, then check the stables in the
bottom right corner for the Fire Sword +2 before you go south up the stairs for
a cutscene and a battle.


----------------------------
Fiend Battle: Six-Tailed Fox
----------------------------

[Body Part - Pancreas]


This fiend teleports around and attacks you if he gets close.  Otherwise he's
got a twin laser attack where the beams come together.  Stand in the middle and
jump the beams when they get close to avoid this attack.

Once you get down to the yellow bar the fiend has a new attack where he spits a
series of electrical blasts at you.  If you dash to the side you should be able
to avoid this attack easily though.

Use your cannons and spirit attack to start things off, then attack the fiend
from the side when he comes in close.


###############################################################################
                          (C-16) CHAPTER 04 - FIEND 20
###############################################################################

-------------------------
In Front Of Daigo's Manor
-------------------------

Head north and use the save point, then go northeast and head east at the fork.
Smash the glowing statue and use the save point again, then go northwest to the
next area.


-----------------------------
South Town - Battalion C Area
-----------------------------

Follow the path and go east when you see the next glowing barrier.  Head south
and go east at the fork to find the ice sword, then head west for a spirit max
[if you need it] and return north.  Follow the path to the west end of the map
and smash the glowing statue, then smash the object for invincibility if you
want it.

Return east to the fork that had the barrier, then head northeast to the large
open area of the map.  Smash the barrels on both sides of the stairs for some
items, then climb the stairs to reach the next area.


-------------------------------
South Town - Blue Dragon Bridge
-------------------------------

Smash the wooden gate on the left wall and destroy the glowing statue beyond,
then return to the bridge and head north until you reach the next glowing
barrier.  Kill the enemies around here and carefully use your knee cannon to
destroy the glowing statue above [where the blue pillar of light is].  Watch
out for spears and enemies as you continue along the bridge, then go north to
the next area.


-----------------------------
South Town - Battalion D Area
-----------------------------

Ignore the first glowing barrier and head west until you see another two more
glowing barriers.  Continue north past these barriers and follow the path until
you're behind the first blue barrier.  Smash the glowing statue to get rid of
this barrier, then return to the spot in the east where the two barriers were.
Enter the passage east of there to find a glowing red statue, then destroy it
and head northwest to the next area.


-------------------------
Daigo's Army Headquarters
-------------------------

Head west to the clearing for a cutscene and a battle.


---------------------------
Battle: Snake Eyes Saburota
---------------------------

This is another non-lethal battle, so equip your strongest sword [likely the
sword of the white tiger].

When the enemy brings his spear back slowly you want to get to the side of him
because he will do a quick attack in front of him that has some range to it
[this attack is the best one to counterattack].  Otherwise he's got a basic
2-hit combo and sometimes a rush attack.


-------------------------
Daigo's Army Headquarters
-------------------------

Switch back to your sword arms and use the save point, then head north for some
cutscenes and a battle.


-----------------
Battle: Tahoumaru
-----------------

This is another non-lethal battle, so equip your strongest sword [likely the
sword of the white tiger].

Tahoumaru basically has either a 3-hit combo or a single slash that he does
after pausing for a moment.  Both are easily dodged and set you up nicely to
slash him 3-4 times in the back.


-----------------------------
Fiend Battle: Nine-Tailed Fox
-----------------------------

[Body Part - Heart]


When all the tips of the fiend's tail glow red it fires a spread of shots
followed by a single heat-seeking shot.  Walk between the spread and
double-jump over the last shot to doge both.

Another attack involves a trio of heat-seeking fireballs, your best bet to
avoid them is to dash sideways.

The third attack takes place when the fiend is totally on fire, then he simply
rushes towards you in this state.  Try your best to dash away from him when
this happens.  Don't bother attacking him when he's on fire or when he's
charging right before he's on fire, you won't damage him.  Right after this
attack is a great time to do a quick combo or spirit attack though.


Once you've drained a small portion of health a cutscene starts where the fiend
gets wounded some more.

In this stage of the battle you need to watch out for a flurry of fireballs
that you can dash away from.

The fiend also generates four small foxes that hover above you and occasionally
spit fireballs.  While these foxes are annoying, you can kill them for items if
you want.  You should kill these foxes as fast as possible to get more ammo to
use on the fiend.


###############################################################################
                          (C-16A) CHAPTER 04 - FIEND 21
###############################################################################

You can return to this chapter at any time to find this fiend, or even find him
during your first trip through the chapter.  If you find the fiend too hard
right now you can always come back once you have better weapons or more body
parts.


--------------------------------
South Town - Black Dragon Bridge
--------------------------------

Go near the southeast corner of the bridge and find the spot on your map where
you can see a smaller area crossing the bridge.  Attack a wooden section of the
wall here and drop down to the shiny spot to start the battle.


-------------------------
Fiend Battle: Beast Fiend
-------------------------

[Body Part - Cerebral Neocortex]


The fiend's first attack has him swinging his sword overhead and trying to land
on you right afterwards.

He can fire bombs at you from his backpack as well so keep moving when you see
them coming.

Sometimes he will leap high into the air and try to land on you, so dash to
avoid this.

He often drops a few bombs around him when you attack him at close range, so
watch for them and run away before they explode.


Otherwise use your cannons and spirit attack to start things off, then stick to
the usual hit and run strategy or try jumping and using triangle.


###############################################################################
                          (C-16B) CHAPTER 04 - FIEND 22
###############################################################################

You can return to this chapter at any time to find this fiend, but you can't
fight him on your first time through the chapter.  If you find the fiend too
hard right now you can always come back once you have better weapons or more
body parts.


-----------------------------
South Town - Battalion A Area
-----------------------------

Use the save point at the south end of this area and head for the alcove at the
west end.  Smash the glowing object here and return to the rectangular area by
the save point to start the battle.


-------------------
Fiend Battle: Death
-------------------

[Body Part - Thyroid Gland]


This fiend fires one of two different shots when you see a colourful barrier
appear briefly in front of him, but both are easily dodged.

He sometimes throws his stick down and skates towards you on it, but you can
dodge this as well by moving to either side.

When close he will sometimes do a 2-hit attack, so watch for it.

He also likes to create a field on the ground around him and send powerful
shots along the ground in four directions.  Watch for this and move between the
ground shots.

Once you reach the red bar he also swings his axe while skating, so dash when
you dodge to get farther away.


Use your cannons and spirit attack to start things off, then slash him like
usual to end the fight.


###############################################################################
                          (C-16C) CHAPTER 04 - FIEND 23
###############################################################################

You can return to this chapter at any time to find this fiend, but you can't
fight him on your first time through the chapter.  If you find the fiend too
hard right now you can always come back once you have better weapons or more
body parts.


-----------------------
North Town - District 1
-----------------------

Use the save point and go to the north end of the map.  Get near the red shiny
spot and chop down the trees in your way, then go the rest of the way to start
the battle.


---------------------
Fiend Battle: Hellcat
---------------------

[Body Part - Muladhara]


This fiend takes a couple swings at you when you get close and he also likes to
spin and burrow into the ground to reappear somewhere else.


Use your spirit attack and cannons to start things off, then try your best to
get behind the fiend.  If you can hit the fiend from behind you will do quite a
bit of damage, so it's well worth trying.  Otherwise DEFINITELY keep attacking
if you can land at least one hit, because combos are pretty easy to keep up
with this fiend.


###############################################################################
                          (C-16D) CHAPTER 04 - FIEND 24
###############################################################################

You can return to this chapter at any time to find this fiend, but you can't
fight him on your first time through the chapter.  If you find the fiend too
hard right now you can always come back once you have better weapons or more
body parts.


-----------------------
North Town - District 3
-----------------------

Take either of the south paths to reach the second section of this area, then
head for the shiny spot in the clearing.  Smash the four shiny statues there to
start the battle.


-----------------------
Fiend Battle: Blood Ape
-----------------------

[Body Part - Ribs]


This fiend has an close attack where he swings his fists at you three times.

Sometimes he will pound the ground as well, so keep your distance when that
happens.


Once you get down to the yellow bar, the fiend likes to do 4-5 jumps before
returning to his usual patterns.

Definitely use your cannons and spirit attack to start things off, then use
jumping attacks to finish the fight.  It's important to note that you do MUCH
more damage by attacking the fiend from the front [rather than the back],
specifically his face.


###############################################################################
                          (C-17) CHAPTER 05 - FIEND 25
###############################################################################

-------------
Shiranui Pass
-------------

Beat the 40 soldiers in this non-lethal battle with the flashing blade +2 [or
your strongest sword].

Equip the sword of the white tiger once more after the battle [for the speed]
and switch back to your sword arms, then kill all 100 enemies.


-------------
Shiranui Pass
-------------

Use the save point and kill the enemies as you slash a few urns and go
northeast as a cutscene starts.

Smash the urns and attack the enemies if you want, then use the save point up
ahead.  Approach the shiny spot on the map to start a cutscene, then kill the
enemies and destroy the nearby door.  Kill a few more enemies and grab the orb
of light, then kill off the rest of the enemies and grab the rice ball before
jumping down the hole.


-----------------------
Shike Temple - Basement
-----------------------

Open the door ahead of you and smash the pair of vases, then push in the two
drawers to your left.  Push the box towards the third drawer and jump on the
box to push that drawer.  Step on the three yellow tiles around the fire pit,
then go through the hidden passage and dash down the stairs.


Enter the next passage and take the knives to your left, then punch the gong to
your right and use the save point.

Go west and attack the red portion of the north wall, then jump on the block
beyond and jump to the second floor from there.  Smash through another wall and
break the urns for some items, then return to the save room.

Go to the small alcove near the southwest corner of the room and smash a wall
to get an item from an urn.

If you want to get the ice sword +2 you should hug the west wall in the
southwest corner.  Push the block here as far south as you can, then enter this
group of blocks from the east side.  Push the block in front of you as far west
as it will go, then follow the passage south.  Finally push another block east
to get the sword.

Climb the staircase and punch the gong in the middle of the room, then jump
across the platforms and go through the door south of you.


Grab the rice ball to your right and hit the gong to your left, then open the
door ahead of you and watch the cutscene inside.


-------------
Shiranui Pass
-------------

Use the save point and chop down the trees by the alcove to the north, then
smash the urn there to get the guardian orbs scroll.  Head northeast to the
clearing for a cutscene and a battle.


--------------
Battle: Misaki
--------------

This is another non-lethal battle, so switch to your strongest sword [likely
flashing blade +2].  This is a very easy battle, just get behind Misaki and
keep slashing.


-------------
Shiranui Pass
-------------

Continue along the path and use the save point, then go to the shiny spot
in the temple and try to leave to start a cutscene and a battle.


--------------------
Fiend Battle: Redcap
--------------------

Simply get in close and hack away at this fiend while double-jumping over his
green blasts.


Once you get to the yellow bar, the fiend becomes a group of rats that you can
easily make short work of.  Kill all the rats to get the fiend to reappear for
a moment, then hack him up and repeat.


Once you reach the red bar, the fiend teleports around the room while
occasionally performing a swinging attack.  Slash the fiend like usual until
the battle ends.


--------------
Fudou Mountain
--------------

Jump across the floating platforms while avoiding the green fireballs, then
jump into the opening in the wall to clear this section.


-------------
Shiranui Pass
-------------

Head north and use the save point along the way.  Continue north through the
cave and carefully cross the bridge, then head west to the next area.


--------------
Fudou Mountain
--------------

Use the save point that's north of you and continue north for a cutscene and a
battle.


--------------
Battle: Misaki
--------------

This is another non-lethal battle, so switch to your strongest sword [likely
flashing blade +2].  This is a very easy battle, just get behind Misaki and
keep slashing after you avoid her charge attack.


--------------
Fudou Mountain
--------------

Continue west and jump up a series of ledges, then head north through a narrow
path and use the save point there.  Continue north and approach the building
for a cutscene and a battle.

---------------------------
Fiend Battle: Thunder Fiend
---------------------------

[Body Part - Lateral Muscles]


Equip the sword of protection [but use your sword arms] so that you have some
protection against lightning.

When you see the fiend charge a big electrical sphere you want to dash out of
the way because he will charge at you for a bit [very much like the earlier
battle with the Nine-Tailed Fox].

Another attack has many fast electrical beams pelting you from a distance.  If
you run towards the fiend and stay close, then these beams shouldn't touch you.

Finally the fiend can fire a series of electrical shots that are easily avoided
by dashing from side to side.


Use your spirit attack and cannons like usual, then just get in close and use
combos or jumping attacks to finish the job.


###############################################################################
                          (C-18) CHAPTER 05 - FIEND 26
###############################################################################

--------------
Fudou Mountain
--------------

Smash the objects closest to the building after the battle to find the Poison
Sword +2.

Go around the back of the building [head for the small point at the south
end of the map and smash an urn there for a Flametongue +2] and continue
northeast, then jump up some ledges and use the save point there.  Continue
east and follow the path until you reach a room with pillars.  Jump up the
rocky ledges in the southeast corner of this room and enter the passage north
of you, then use the save point and approach the shiny spot on your map for a
battle.


--------------------
Fiend Battle: Legion
--------------------

[Body Part - Nose]


When you see a big white ring forming, the fiend is about to let lose a large
blast straight at you so dash to either side.

If you get close then the fiend will either take two swings at you, or hover up
high for a moment and then land on top of you.  The second move is a good one
to counterattack, but both are pretty easy to avoid.

Try to keep the fiend off the ice [to make things easier for you], otherwise
get your hits in when you can.


Once you get about halfway down the yellow bar a new attack gets added.  Now
the fiend can shoot yellow rings that fly outward and then curve in towards
you.  Run towards the fiend and stay close to avoid this new attack.


Once you start draining the red bar another attack gets added to the mix.  Now
the fiend can charge a beam of electricity and spin around slowly while firing
it.  As long as you double-jump over this beam when it gets close, you should
be fine.


Personally I found this battle pretty tough with the sword arms, but had
better luck with the flashing blade +2, so try whatever works for you.


###############################################################################
                          (C-19) CHAPTER 05 - FIEND 27
###############################################################################

-------------
Shiranui Pass
-------------

Use the save point and approach the temple for a cutscene, then go inside and
jump down the hole.


-----------------------
Shike Temple - Basement
-----------------------

Go through the passage once more and run down the stairs, then enter the room
beyond and use the save point.

Hit the gong on the second floor and go through the door, then open another
door ahead of you and go through for a cutscene and battle.


--------------------
Fiend Battle: Redcap
--------------------

[Body Part - Left Arm]


This fiend teleports and has a quick blast that you can jump over like the last
time that you fought him.

He can now create many green orbs that slowly follow you.  You can't destroy
them so just dash away and keep your distance from them.

At the red bar the fiend will sometimes use a spinning attack, like when you
fought him the last time.


Otherwise use your cannons and spirit attack to start things off, and finish
the job with your usual hit and run slashes.


-------------
Shiranui Pass
-------------

Equip Genbu as your sword and use the save point that's south of you.  Smash
the nearby statue and follow the path southeast to end the chapter.


###############################################################################
                          (C-19A) CHAPTER 05 - FIEND 28
###############################################################################

You can return to this chapter at any time to find this fiend, or even find him
during your first trip through the chapter.  If you find the fiend too hard
right now you can always come back once you have better weapons or more body
parts.


-------------
Shiranui Pass
-------------

Go to the clearing at the south-most point in this area, then kill a small
group of demon wheels to start the battle.


---------------------------------
Fiend Battle: Giant Inferno Wheel
---------------------------------

[Body Part - Bone Marrow]


Equip the sword of protection or one of the fire swords to protect you against
fire for this fight [continue to use your sword arms though].


Other than just rolling at you this fiend sometimes backs off for a moment
and then makes his flames higher while dashing at you.  Dash to either side to
avoid the attack, then get in a few hits of your own by attacking the fiend
from the side.

Once you reach the red bar the fiend will sometimes become a spinning flame
that dashes after you.  Just dash away from him when this happens to avoid it.

Use your cannons and spirit attack before resorting to close-range hit and run
tactics.



###############################################################################
                          (C-19B) CHAPTER 05 - FIEND 29
###############################################################################

You can return to this chapter at any time to find this fiend, or even find him
during your first trip through the chapter.  If you find the fiend too hard
right now you can always come back once you have better weapons or more body
parts.


-----------------------
Shike Temple - Basement
-----------------------

Jump down the hole in the temple to get down here, then head down the stairs
once more and use the save point.  Hit the gong on the floor above you and go
through the door that opens, then head down the hall to the room ahead.

Jump along the platforms at the back of the room to reach the higher one, then
attack the small metal circle on the wall.  Drop to the ground and go through
the new passage to start the battle.


--------------------------
Fiend Battle: Soul Stealer
--------------------------

[Body Part - Large Intestines]


Equip a sword that protects against ice [but use your sword arms to fight
with].

The fiend dashes at you five times when he turns red, and he also likes to spin
while shooting some freeze shots.  Sometimes he does a faster zigzagging dash
when he turns red as well.  He will also try to land on you from above on
occasion [be sure to jump because the shockwaves can damage you].

All these attacks are pretty easy to spot and quite easy to dash away from.  So
stick with your cannons and spirit attack to start, then counter the fiend's
attacks and hit and run if you need to.


###############################################################################
                          (C-19C) CHAPTER 05 - FIEND 30
###############################################################################

You can return to this chapter at any time to find this fiend, or even find him
during your first trip through the chapter.  If you find the fiend too hard
right now you can always come back once you have better weapons or more body
parts.


--------------
Fudou Mountain
--------------

Go to the room with the pillars at the east end of this area, then jump up the
ledges to the upper section.  Use the save point in the passage north of you,
then return to the pillar room and head east onto a wooden ledge.  Carefully
jump from this ledge onto the raised tile below [use your shadow to help
position yourself] to start the battle.


----------------------
Fiend Battle: Minotaur
----------------------

[Body Part - Pelvis]


When you see two green points, the fiend fires two beams and then spreads them
outwards.  So keep your distance as you dash away from this attack.

When you see a large green spot, the fiend will charge at you so dash to either
side to avoid it.

Watch the fiend's shadow carefully when he leaps high in the air, so that he
doesn't land on you.


Use your cannons and spirit attack to start things off, then try your best to
slice the fiend in the face as you hit and run.


###############################################################################
                          (C-20) CHAPTER 06 - FIEND 31
###############################################################################

--------------
Town Of Busshi
--------------

Smash the urns and attack the enemies along the path [look left at the very
first hill and jump into an alcove left of a large wooden wheel, smash the
object here for the divine justice scroll], then take a few more steps and jump
into ANOTHER alcove on this side of the path [just behind the two pillars].
Smash the object here for the blade of tears +2, then smash an object in the
southeast corner for the sword of clarity +2.  Continue along the path to the
north end of this area to start a battle.


--------------
Battle: Misaki
--------------

This is another non-lethal battle, so switch to your strongest sword [likely
Genbu or sword of clarity +3].

Misaki has a 3-hit combo where the third hit is a spinning one, so make sure
you don't get caught behind her on the third hit.  Otherwise she will dash at
you and try to get one stab in after shining for a brief moment.  Jump over her
as needed and attack her in the back to end this battle quickly.


--------------
Town Of Busshi
--------------

Use the nearby save point and head north to the next area.


-------------
Cursed Forest
-------------

This maze can be really annoying but I have drawn a map to help you get through
it.  This map can be found on the sites where I host this FAQ, but I will also
draw it here in the FAQ as well.


    to B  J  to D
      ^   |   ^     EXIT
      |   |   |    /
      I---G---F---K
      |   |   |   |
      |   |   |   |
to L<-H---C---E---L->to H
      |   |   |
      |   |   |
to D<-B---A---D->to B
      |   |   |
      V   |   V
    to I  |  to F
          |
        START

The map should be enough alone to get through the maze, but if you get lost you
can also refer to the areas by the enemies within them.

A = golems, beetles & imps
B = green imps & red imps
C = living walls & beetles
D = stone walls & flying demons
E = *no enemies*
F = two beetles
G = golems, beetles & stunners
H = green imps & red imps
I = demon weeds & living walls (1 fiend)
J = beetles, & Sword of Protection +2
K = skeletons, beetles & stunners
L = demon weeds


So basically you want to go from "A" to "K" [be sure to go to J at some point
for the Sword of Protection +2] to reach a save point and the exit to this
maze.  See the section below on "" If you want fight the fiend at "I".


-------------
Gates Of Hell
-------------

Kill the enemies ahead of you and go through the nearby gates to start a
cutscene.


-------------
Gates Of Hell
-------------

A 3 minute timer starts now so run to the front of the temple, then go through
a hole to your left.  Run past the enemies and attack the cracked section of
wall to continue north.  Head east and carefully jump across the spikes, then
jump onto the large object.  Jump to the branch on your right next and up to
the roof from there.  Go right along the roof until you see a small ledge, then
jump to that ledge.  Jump to the top section with the skeletons next and attack
the nearby doors to get them open, then drop down the hole to start a cutscene
and a battle.


--------------------
Fiend Battle: Midoro
--------------------

[Body Part - Right Eye]


This fiend runs around and either dashes at you or shoots a blast of air when
he stops moving [he also teleports].

Use your cannons and spirit attack to start things off [when the fiend stops
moving].  Use jumping attacks while the fiend is moving [if you want],
otherwise stick to combos after he attacks.

After this battle your combos will be faster and stronger.


###############################################################################
                          (C-21) CHAPTER 06 - FIEND 32
###############################################################################

-------------
Gates Of Hell
-------------

Kill all 100 enemies here to start a cutscene, then return to the cursed
forest and use the save point there.


-------------
Cursed Forest
-------------

Use the map from "CHAPTER 06 - FIEND 31" above to get back through this maze
and reach the town again.


--------------
Town Of Busshi
--------------

Use the save point and enter the clearing to start a battle.


------------------------
Fiend Battle: Boar Fiend
------------------------

[Body Part: Pectoralis Muscle]


The fiend's first attack has him swinging his sword overhead and trying to land
on you right afterwards.

He can fire bombs at you from his backpack as well so keep moving when you see
them coming.

Sometimes he will leap high into the air and try to land on you, so dash to
avoid this.

He often drops a few bombs around him when you attack him at close range, so
watch for them and run away before they explode.

He also summons enemies during the fight, but you can ignore them for the most
part.


Otherwise use your cannons and spirit attack to start things off, then stick to
the usual hit and run strategy or try jumping and using triangle.


--------------
Town Of Busshi
--------------

Use the save point once more and go south through the town to start a cutscene
and finish the chapter.


###############################################################################
                          (C-21A) CHAPTER 06 - FIEND 33
###############################################################################

You can return to this chapter at any time to find this fiend, or even find him
during your first trip through the chapter.  If you find the fiend too hard
right now you can always come back once you have better weapons or more body
parts.


-------------
Cursed Forest
-------------

Use the map in "CHAPTER 06 - FIEND 31" above to reach "I", then smash the giant
stone head at the south end of the map to start the battle.


-------------------------
Fiend Battle: Cursed Monk
-------------------------

[Body Part - Ajna]


Equip a sword that protects against poison [eg: sword of protection], but use
your sword arms to fight.

This fiend likes to run away and teleport a lot rather than fight.  He tends to
stick his long tongue out at you when he does decide to attack.  Dodge to
either side when this happens and get in few combos.

When the fiend raises his staff you need to dodge a yellow beam or you will get
stunned for a moment.

Once you reach the yellow bar you might see the fiend using a flaming uppercut
attack.  You'll see this coming when he starts to twist, so back up a bit to
avoid it.


Your cannons don't do much damage, so use your spirit attack to start things
off before finishing the fight with your combos.


###############################################################################
                          (C-21B) CHAPTER 02 - FIEND 34
###############################################################################

You can only find this fiend once you have finished chapter 06.  If you find
the fiend too hard right now you can always come back once you have better
weapons or more body parts.


-------------
Saruta Shrine
-------------

Use the save point at the bottom of the stairs, then enter the shrine to start
the fight.


--------------------------
Fiend Battle: Fiend Misaki
--------------------------

[Body Part - Right Leg]


Equip a sword that protects against fire so that you take less damage, then use
your sword arms for the fight.  You can try to use your cannons if you want,
but the fiend is pretty quick.


This fiend has a flaming lunge attack, so double-jump over it and
counter-attack from behind.

She also throws explosive darts on occasion, but they shouldn't bother you if
you keep moving.

Finally she has a flaming uppercut type of attack, but if you keep your
distance you don't need to worry about it.

A 3-hit combo is sometimes used once you reach the yellow bar, so watch out for
it.


Otherwise counter-attack the fiend in the back with your combos after using
your spirit attack to finish the fight pretty quickly.  Once all health is
drained you will see the fiend start to fly around, so chase it down and drain
the last of it's health to end the battle.

Now you can dash even faster, your leg cannon does more damage and can even
blow up certain barriers, plus you can hold twice as much ammo for it now.


###############################################################################
                          (C-21C) CHAPTER 06 - FIEND 35
###############################################################################

You can only find this fiend once you have finished chapter 06 AND got the
right leg from "CHAPTER 06 - FIEND 34" above.  If you find the fiend too hard
right now you can always come back once you have better weapons or more body
parts.


------------
Mujou Fields
------------

Head for the circular area of the map at the east end with all the pillars and
use the save point there.  Use your knee cannon to destroy part of the wall
behind the save point, then enter the area beyond to start the battle.


----------------------
Fiend Battle: Draconus
----------------------

[Body Part - Liver]


Equip a sword that protects against fire, otherwise use your sword arms to
fight.


Watch out for the fiend trying to land on you as well as a spread shot.

Avoid the fiend swinging its head at you at close range.

A sweeping flamethrower-style attack may also be used, but since it's pretty
long you can easily get to the side of the fiend and use a combo or two.


Use your cannons and spirit attack to start, then use your combos to finish the
job.


###############################################################################
                          (C-21D) CHAPTER 01 - FIEND 36
###############################################################################

If you want to see an extra cutscene you should leave at least one fiend [like
this one] to fight later, then go finish chapter 07.  If you beat all the extra
fiends before clearing chapter 07, then you won't see the cutscene, but it's up
to you.

You can only find this fiend once you have finished chapter 06 AND got the
right leg from "CHAPTER 06 - FIEND 34" above.  If you find the fiend too hard
right now you can always come back once you have better weapons or more body
parts.


----------------------
Ancient Bamboo Thicket
----------------------

Head east to the next section and go north one more section, then look for the
gigantic rocks along the northwest section of the map.  Use your knee cannon to
blast away the rock, then use the save point up ahead.  Check the southeast
area of this clearing for an urn, then smash it to get the great lotus sword.
Chop down the bamboo nearby and enter the clearing to start a cutscene and the
battle.


--------------------------
Fiend Battle: Maimai' Onba
--------------------------

[Body Part - Vissudha]


This fiend likes to glide and fire lightning at you, but you can easily dodge
to either side.

She will also spin on occasion when you get close, so watch for it.

Sometimes she summons enemies to annoy you, but they're pretty slow.


Basically you want to use your cannons and spirit attack to deal major damage,
then use jumping slashes to finish the job.


###############################################################################
                       (C-22) CHAPTER 07 - CASTLE SECRETS
###############################################################################

------------------------------
Daigo's Territory - North Town
------------------------------

Head south and grab a round for your leg cannon from the alcove on your left,
then continue south to the fork.  Head east and smash the barrels to find the
luck blade +2, then return to the fork and head north until you reach another
one.

Go north and smash a barrel for some arm cannon ammo, then enter the small
alcove along the east path of the fork.  Collect the leg cannon ammo and head
north to the next section.


Jump over the roof to reach the inner area, then kill the enemies if you want
the experience for your sword arms.  Jump up some boxes near the southeast
corner to reach the roof, then jump north across a few roofs and follow the
trail of Jyukai's medicine.

Jump over the north-most roof and follow the path east and south, then enter
the alcove and use the cart in the southeast corner to reach the roof.  Head
east if you need some ammo or spirit energy, otherwise go counter-clockwise
along the roofs.  Go south and jump up the floating stairs, then use the nearby
savepoint and continue north to reach the next area.


--------------------------
Daigo's Castle - Main Gate
--------------------------

Kill the enemies and smash the barrels in the alcoves, then approach the gates
to start a cutscene and a battle.


----------------
Battle: Soldiers
----------------

This is another non-lethal battle, so try to hit the soldiers in the back.

Try to take on each soldier one at a time and dash to run away if you need to.
Otherwise you want to cut the support beams of each watch tower until it
separates, then watch as the tower crumbles.

Once all 30 soldiers are knocked out, you can enter the castle.


--------------------------
Daigo's Castle - 1st Floor
--------------------------

Kill the enemies and look for the closest pillar to the entrance on the east
side.  Look up this pillar and you should see a small platform with a sword on
it.  You want to face east and jump up this pillar to reach that sword.  While
you do this you should hold forward to keep from sliding down again.  Once you
make it to the top, you'll get the phoenix sword.

Otherwise jump up the narrow beam by the west wall to reach the ledge above,
then use the save point just south of you.  Watch out for lasers as you work
your way to the door in the northwest corner, then open the door and ride the
elevator inside.


--------------------------
Daigo's Castle - 2nd Floor
--------------------------

Kill all the specters here and go back to the previous floor.


--------------------------
Daigo's Castle - 1st Floor
--------------------------

Use the save point once more, then ride the elevator in the northeast corner.


--------------------------
Daigo's Castle - 2nd Floor
--------------------------

Kill the golems to open the door, then use the save point once more and return
here.

Go down the hall to the next room and fight a group of slimy enemies, then use
the previous save point if you want before you use the next elevator.


--------------------------
Daigo's Castle - 1st Floor
--------------------------

Follow the passage and hit the switch on the wall, then drop to the ground.
Kill the enemies and watch for flamethrowers, then enter the northeast alcove
and hit the switch there to raise the bridge.  Go to the southwest alcove and
jump up the beam to reach the upper level, then hit the switch once more to
rotate the bridge.  Cross the bridge to the other side and hit the switch on
your right, then use the nearby elevator.


--------------------------
Daigo's Castle - 2nd Floor
--------------------------

Take the items and kill the imps in the next room, then take the next elevator.


--------------------------
Daigo's Castle - 1st Floor
--------------------------

Cross the bridge and use the elevator on the other side.


--------------------------
Daigo's Castle - 2nd Floor
--------------------------

Watch the spikes and flames in this room for a moment to get a sense for the
pattern, then go along the right section of spikes [when they're down] and jump
on the flat part of the falling spikes ahead of you.  Jump across the next set
of spikes and dash past the flamethrowers to reach the next part of the room.

For this section you need to be quick, otherwise you'll get roasted by the
flamethrowers up high.  Basically you want to jump across the two falling spike
traps and smash the item on the altar ahead of you.

Now simply work your way back across the room and use the elevator again.


--------------------------
Daigo's Castle - 1st Floor
--------------------------

Cross the bridge and use the elevator on the other side.


--------------------------
Daigo's Castle - 2nd Floor
--------------------------

Work your way to the narrow passage and fall down the hole there.


--------------------------
Daigo's Castle - 1st Floor
--------------------------

Use the save point and go up the ramp to start a cutscene.


###############################################################################
                         (C-23) CHAPTER 07 - FIEND 37
###############################################################################

-------------------------
Daigo's Castle - Basement
-------------------------

Jump on the platform in the southeast corner and start working your way west
across the platforms by the south wall [if you cross the other set of
platforms by the north wall then you will find the void scroll].  Hit the
switch at the shiny spot on your map [in an alcove] to open a door, then drop
to the ground and use the save point beyond the door.  Open the next door and
walk on through to start a battle.


-------------------------
Fiend Battle: Dragon Tank
-------------------------

Grab the fire bombs from the alcove at the north end of the room, then wait by
one of the walls until the tank stops moving.  Dash beside it as you avoid its
fire and use a fire bomb or two.  This knocks the tank into the pit in the
middle of the room and ends the battle.


-------------------------
Daigo's Castle - Basement
-------------------------

Use the save point once more and head down the stairs east of you for a
cutscene, then enter the only open cell [northeast corner] to get the sword of
the twin clouds.

Head south down more stairs and avoid the enemies, then use another save point
and kill all the enemies in the room.  Use your fire bombs if you need to
[especially on the golems] and use the rock in the southwest corner to reach
the upper enemies.  Use the save point once more and head north for a cutscene.

Use circle in front of the cell doors to open them as you rescue the 10
prisoners, fight enemies and collect items.  You can find the sword of the
white tiger +2 in one of the south cells [smash a pot, and reload your
previous save if you miss it], but go back east after the prisoners are free.

Use a couple of dashes to run away from the Dragon Tank and start another
battle.


-------------------------
Fiend Battle: Dragon Tank
-------------------------

[Body Part - Teeth]


Jump up the wooden steps [switch to the normal camera if needed] to get some
fire bombs [which respawn] and rice balls [if you're low on HP].

The tank tries to run you over and also shoots a beam from its tail, but both
are easily dashed away from.

Occasionally he will stop and shoot sweeping fire in front of him, but you can
get to the side of him or behind to avoid this.

When the tank goes up on its back wheels for a moment it will charge at you, so
dash to the side.


Don't throw your fire bombs unless the tank isn't moving, which is usually
after a fire or tail beam attack.


###############################################################################
                         (C-24) CHAPTER 07 - FIEND 38
###############################################################################

--------------------------
Daigo's Castle - 1st Floor
--------------------------

Use the save point and go up the ramp 


--------------------------
Daigo's Castle - 3rd Floor
--------------------------

Go behind the windows and dispatch 10 of Daigo's soldiers while looking
awesome.

Go through the door and kill some enemies before using the save point, then go
east to start a battle.


--------------------------
Fiend Battle: Demon Ogress
--------------------------

[Body Part - Lungs]


This fiend has the same attacks as the ogress fiend that you fought earlier in
the game.


This fiend flies around while you fight and if it gets close it pauses for a
second then does a spinning punch.  Luckily it's easy to spot this attack and
jump away in time.

The other attack involves the fiend raising a hand to the sky and getting
struck by lightning.  As soon as you see this jump out of the way because the
fiend fires that lightning at you next.

Another attack involves the fiend charging red energy and firing a shot at the
ground that then sends a wave of energy towards you.  It sounds menacing, but
you can easily dodge to either side of the wave.

The fiend fires 3 beams from up high [from left to right] once you reach the
red bar.  Avoid the fiend's beams, then attack like usual once the fiend
returns to the ground.


Use your spirit attack and cannons [especially the leg cannon] to start things
off, then counterattack after the fiend's spinning punch [or lightning, but I
find the punch easier].


###############################################################################
                         (C-25) CHAPTER 07 - FIEND 39
###############################################################################

--------------------------
Daigo's Castle - 3rd Floor
--------------------------

Go back and use the save point, then return here and jump on the box near the
southwest corner.  Open the door and jump the gap to reach the next room, then
kill the enemies that appear.  Enter the next room and smash some pots before
using the save point, then enter the door in the southwest corner.  Dash past
the flamethrowers and wait until you're close to the next platform, then jump
onto it to start a cutscene and a battle.


---------------------------
Battle: Snake Eyes Saburota
---------------------------

Saburota has one attack where he spins his flaming spear around behind him for
a bit, then throws it at you, so dodge to either side to avoid it.

After leaping into the air spinning he will do a WIDE slash towards you, so run
away when you see him spin into the air.

He dashes around sometimes and he has a few different close-range combos, but
they're all pretty similar.


Use your leg cannon to start things off, then move to your spirit attack and
arm cannon.  This will deplete a LOT of his health and you can finish the job
with a few combos of your own.


--------------------------
Daigo's Castle - 3rd Floor
--------------------------

Return to the previous save point and smash the explosive boxes on the floor
below for cannon ammo, then come back here and go east into a small passage.
Kill the enemies in the next room, then continue east to start a battle.


--------------------------
Fiend Battle: White Dragon
--------------------------

[Body Part - Skull]


This dragon freezes you a lot so equip a sword that protects against ice, the
phoenix works very well if you have it.


The fiend jumps around and freezes the area around him when he lands, but if
you have a proper sword equipped then you don't need to worry.

He also has a spin attack when you get too close or a head sweep, but both are
easily avoided by backing up a bit.

Once you reach the red bar you need to watch for some sweeping ice-breath, but
you can dash away to avoid it and of course the right sword helps too.


Use your cannons and spirit attack to really start things off, then finish the
job with your sword arms if needed.


###############################################################################
                         (C-26) CHAPTER 07 - FIEND 40
###############################################################################

--------------------------
Daigo's Castle - 3rd Floor
--------------------------

Go back to the room where you fought Saburota, then use the elevator south of
you.


--------------------------
Daigo's Castle - 4th Floor
--------------------------

Use the save point and go down the nearby elevator.


-------------------------
Daigo's Castle - Basement
-------------------------

Go past the cells where you released the prisoners earlier, then go up the
stairs north of you.


------------------------
Daigo's Castle - Stables
------------------------

Open the door and inter the next area to start a battle.


------------------------
Fiend Battle: Three Face
------------------------

[Body Part - Sahasrara]


This fiend has the exact same attacks as the Inquisitor fiend that you fought
in chapter 1.


The red face on this fiend does a clockwise spinning flamethrower attack.

The yellow face runs around while dropping bombs behind it.

The blue face doesn't attack at all and just runs away from you.


Once you reach the yellow bar, the fiend will sometimes create smaller enemies
for you to fight.

Use your cannons to start things off, then hit and run with your sword blades.


###############################################################################
                         (C-27) CHAPTER 07 - FIEND 41
###############################################################################

--------------------------
Daigo's Castle - 4th Floor
--------------------------

Use the save point and kill the enemies east of you, then enter the outdoor
section and kill some more.  Use the platforms along the wall to reach a few
alcoves, then enter the hallway where the middle alcove should be.  Follow this
hallway to reach a room and a battle.


-----------------------
Fiend Battle: Bloodgore
-----------------------

[Body Part - Svadhistana]


This fiend takes wide swings that also make purple whirlwinds, but both are
easy to dodge.

He also does a triple-stab combo, but you can dodge to either side.

The fiend sometimes makes a slow ball of energy and fires it at you, but you
can dodge to the side like his other attacks.


Use your cannons and spirit attack to start things off, then you can easily
finish the job with your combos.


###############################################################################
                         (C-28) CHAPTER 07 - FIEND 42
###############################################################################

--------------------------
Daigo's Castle - 4th Floor
--------------------------

Return to the save point before heading to the outdoor section once more, then
head north and either jump across the platform or take the passage before
heading west.  Check the alcoves for a few items along the way, then jump to
the platform in the corner and head south.

Check the middle alcove for a hallway and follow it to start a battle.


----------------------------
Fiend Battle: Carrion Feeder
----------------------------

[Body Part - Anahata]


This fiend shoots a few green blasts when you see a green spinning charge, but
you can easily dodge them.

You need to watch for an energy wave when you see a normal green charge, so
dash to either side to avoid it.


Otherwise use your cannons on the eye and your spirit attack on the hand,
before finishing the job with some jumping slashes.


###############################################################################
                         (C-29) CHAPTER 07 - FIEND 43
###############################################################################

--------------------------
Daigo's Castle - 4th Floor
--------------------------

Head to the north section of the map and look for a pair of white sections on
your map.  Drop off the ledge at one of these points to land on a platform
below, then enter the nearby door and head east.

Kill the Clockwork enemies here [especially if you don't have the Muramasa
sword yet], then hit the first switch to move a door right behind you.  Go
through this door into the second room and hit the switch there to move the
door left.  Enter the third room and hit the switch to get it to sink into the
floor.  Return to the second room and hit the switch once more to move the door
back right.  Go to the first room and continue south to a new room, then hit
the switch here until you can't hit it anymore.  Hit the switch in the wall
ahead of you, then turn around and go north one room and east into a new room.
Smash the pot here to find the fiend slayer sword, then leave this room and go
west.

Jump on top of the piles of spears for some leg cannon ammo, then kill the
enemies and fight your way up the nearby stairs.  Enter the room at the top for
a battle.


----------------
Battle: Soldiers
----------------

This is another non-lethal battle, so try to hit the soldiers in the back.

Try to take on each soldier one at a time and dash to run away if you need to.


--------------------------
Daigo's Castle - 4th Floor
--------------------------

Use the save point after the battle and head north into the large room for a
cutscene and a battle.


---------------------
Fiend Battle: Chimera
---------------------

[Body Parts - Gall Bladder, Thymus Gland, Diaphragm, Lacrimal Glands, Pituitary
Gland]


When you see sparks around the fiend's face then he's going to charge at you,
so dash to the side.

Sparks on the tail means that it's going to jab you at close range.

It the tail pokes into the ground then you need to dash QUICKLY or you will get
knocked high into the air.

Once you reach the yellow bar the fiend will shoot beams into the air that come
down on you, so dash to avoid them.

If the boss stops moving while facing towards or away from you, then you need
to sometimes watch for a large beam.  As long as you keep moving, then you
should be ok.


Otherwise you want to use your cannons and spirit attacks to start things off,
then get in close and finish the job.


###############################################################################
                         (C-30) CHAPTER 07 - FIEND 44
###############################################################################

-----------------------------
Fiend Battle: Fiend Tahoumaru
-----------------------------

If you get close, then this fiend will likely pull his weapon back and swing it
hard at you.  Watch for this and get out of the way before he does.

If you see the fiend pointing his weapon at you then you need to jump to dodge
a trio of electrical shots [dashing works some of the time, but jumping is more
effective].

Sometimes the fiend will create a large field around himself and slowly move
towards you.  Bs sure to dash away from him when this happens.

Once you reach the red bar you need to watch out for a teleport-slash combo and
a fast teleport-triple shot combo.

When you see the fiend slump over like his tired, you need to attack him
quickly because he's healing himself.


Otherwise use your cannons and spirit attack if you have some left over from
the previous battle to start.  Finish the job with some combos after the
fiend's attacks and use your spirit attack whenever it's ready.


Watch the cutscenes after the battle and the first ending if you didn't get all
the optional body parts earlier.

If you already have all the other body parts, then the final chapter will open
up now after some cutscenes.  If not, then you need to go back and fight the
remaining fiends, then this chapter will open up.


###############################################################################
                             (C-31) FINAL CHAPTER
###############################################################################

Before you start this chapter you MUST have 10 shots for your leg cannon and
should probably have 3 1ups, so go fight some enemies to get those.  The Sword
of the Twin Clouds or the Sword of the Eighth Cloud also help a lot if you have
them, as does the Phoenix sword.


----------------------
Fiend Battle: Behemoth
----------------------

[Body Part - Right Arm]


[Part 01]

The fiend has twin beams that close in towards you and create walls of flames,
but you can easily run away from them.

Otherwise the fiend fires groups of purple [slower] or brown [faster] shots at
you, that can be dashed away from.

Once you reach the red bar you sometimes have to watch for TWO rounds of these
shots.


You can only damage the fiend with your leg cannon right now so you have to be
very careful with your aim.  The best time to attack is during the fiend's twin
beam attack because he doesn't move at all and you can really aim carefully.

Once you drain all 3 bars of health you will enter the next part of the fight.



[Part 02]

It's kind of hard to time, but you need to attack the hand [in sword mode with
a strong sword like phoenix] as it swings towards you.  Once you get a few good
hits in it flops to the ground.  Jump on the hand at this point and ride it up
to the fiend's face, then lay into him with your combos.

When you get dropped back on the ground you need to repeat the pattern until
all 3 bars are drained.



[Part 03]

You want to use a sword of clarity to protect yourself from being stunned in
this part of the battle.  Otherwise you should use the phoenix when you're
actually attacking.  Don't use your sword arms in this part of the fight.

Basically you want to run around behind the fiend and run up his tail to get on
his back.  At this point you should use your phoenix to destroy one of the six
horns on his back.  Each horn breaks twice before it is completely destroyed,
so don't move onto another horn when the first one has only broken once.

The fiend's main attack from its mouth is the most damaging but as long as
you're not in front of him, you can avoid it.  It will usually hit you after
being lifted off the fiend's back[but even still try to move away from it and
double-jump as you fall], so you better have some 1ups.  Although the sword of
clarity will protect you from being stunned, you will still take damage from
the bolts and ground waves.  So dash to avoid the bolts as best as you can and
jump into the air when the wave comes.



[Part 04]

Equip the phoenix sword and face the fiend as he flies straight at you, then
start a combo when he gets close enough so you slice his face to ribbons.

You have to make sure that you score almost every hit in your combo to
completely drain the fiend's health, otherwise he flies up and refills all his
health before attacking again.  It is hard to do, but I managed it by using a
square combo

Once you manage to score enough damage in a single combo though, the fiend's
heart becomes exposed momentarily.  Dash over to the heart and equip the Sword
of the Eighth Cloud, or use The Sword of the Twin Clouds if you don't have it.
Basically you need to charge your sword to enter the combo mode and
successfully get 48 slices.

This can be quite hard without either of the two swords mentioned above, but
with them it becomes VERY easy.  With The Sword of the Twin Clouds you're only
actually hitting the fiend 24 times, and with the Sword of the Eighth Cloud
you're only actually hitting him 16 times.  Whichever way you choose you need
to make sure that you don't mess up and you HAVE TO FINISH YOUR COMBO [with
triangle]!


Once you manage this the battle is over, you get your last body part and can
watch the ending!

[You also unlock Concept Art #07, Concept Art #12 & Concept Art #20 for the
gallery.]


###############################################################################
                                    (D) TIPS
###############################################################################

Hold triangle and release it once your sword flashes to do a very powerful
attack, then quickly follow the buttons that appear on the screen.  You want to
get the sequence correct and finish it [by hitting triangle] before the time
meter reaches the right side.  So basically be as fast and accurate as possible
before the finish to deal the most damage.  Also the better the you do, the
more items appear if you kill the enemy with the finisher.  You can only use
the finisher after every four button presses, otherwise it doesn't work
properly.  A higher luck stat helps rare items like swords to appear as well.

Collect 100 of Jyukai's medicine to get a 1up.

When fighting the majority of the fiends, you should always use your spirit
attack, your arm cannon and your leg cannon before you resort to getting in
close and attacking.  This way the fiend is usually quite weak before you've
even begun to really fight, plus you will build up some more spirit energy.

Go close to Dororo when she has picked up some items to collect them yourself.

Although it's possible to fight optional/hidden fiends on your first trip
through a chapter, they will get marked on your map with red shiny spots when
you revisit the chapter.

If you want to see an extra cutscene you should leave at least one extra fiend
to fight later, then go finish chapter 07.  If you beat all the extra fiends
before clearing chapter 07, then you won't see the cutscene, but it's up to
you.


###############################################################################
                                 (E) BODY PARTS
###############################################################################

--------------------
Digestive System [6]
--------------------

Esophagus
  "Moves food via peristalsis.  No effect by itself; needs rest of digestive
   system."


Stomach
  "Digests ingested food.  With esophagus, boosts metabolism and max HP."

ATK Power +2
Max HP    +42
MET       +12


Small Intestines
  "Continues digestion of food.  With stomach and esophagus, boosts
   metabolism + max HP."

ATK Power +1
Max HP    +42
MET       +12


Large Intestines
  "Esophagus, stomach, and both intestines increase metabolism and max HP."

ATK Power +1
Max HP    +42
MET       +12


Liver
  "Absorbs nutrients, filters toxins, and emits bile.  Boosts 3 parameters."

REG    +15
Max HP +35
MET    +12


Gall Bladder
  "Stores, then releases bile into intestines.  Boosts metabolism."

ATK Power +1
Max HP    +7
MET       +12


-------------------
Muscular System [4]
-------------------

Abdominal Muscles
  "Consists of rectus and oblique muscles.  Increases strength and endurance."

ATK Power +4
END       +8
Max HP    +7


Pectoralis Muscle
  "Chest muscle that controls arm movements.  Enhances attack power."

ATK Power +6
Max HP    +14
MET       +3


Lateral Muscles
  "Controls shoulder movements and posture.  Enhances attack power."

ATK Power +6
Max HP    +14
MET       +3


Trapezius Muscles
  "Muscle that supports head, neck, shoulders, and arms.  Enhances attack
   power."

ATK Power +4
Max HP    +7


-------------------
Skeletal System [4]
-------------------

Ribs
  "12 pairs of bones that encase the heart and lungs.  Raises endurance."

ATK Power +1
END       +15
Max HP    +7


Spine
  "Flexible pillar of 24 bones that supports the body.  Enhances endurance."

ATK Power +2
END       +15
Max HP    +14


Skull
  "Composed of 23 bones that protect brain and cranial nerves.  Enhances
   endurance."

ATK Power +1
END       +15
Max HP    +7


Pelvis
  "Important bones for bipedals that support the body.  Raises endurance and
   speed."

END    +15
SPD    +10
Max HP +7


-----------------
Immune System [4]
-----------------

Lymph Nodes
  "Filters toxins from lymph.  Works with immune system organs such as the
   pancreas."


Pancreas
  "Creates insulin and digestive juices to process food.  Boosts regeneration."

ATK Power +2
REG       +12
Max HP    +14


Thymus Gland
  "Generates T-cells, which aid the immune system.  Boosts regeneration."

ATK Power +1
REG       +6
Max HP    +7


Bone Marrow
  "Tissue inside bones that makes red and white blood cells.  Boosts
   regeneration."

ATK Power +1
REG       +12
Max HP    +7


----------------------
Respiratory System [2]
----------------------

Lungs
  "Takes in oxygen and expels CO2.  Attack power and max HP are boosted with
   both lungs."

ATK Power +6
Max HP    +42


Diaphragm
  "Muscle membrane separating chest region and abdominal area.  Enhances
   regeneration."

ATK Power +1
REG       +6
Max HP    +7


----------------------
Circulatory System [3]
----------------------

Heart
  "Muscle that pumps blood to the entire body.  Greatly boosts three
   parameters."

ATK Power +6
END       +8
Max HP    +56


Platelets
  "Cells that causes blood to clot to stop bleeding.  Boosts regeneration."

ATK Power +1
REG       +12
Max HP    +7


Kidneys
  "Filter blood and adjust internal salinity levels.  Enhances stability."

ATK Power +2
Max HP    +7
STB       +12


---------------
Oral Cavity [2]
---------------

Teeth
  "Chewing stimulates brain activity.  Boosts metabolism and stability."

Max HP +14
STB    +12
MET    +12


Vocal Cords
  "These membranes vibrate to create voice.  With them, Hyakkimaru can talk."

ATK Power +2
Max HP    +7


--------------
Appendages [4]
--------------

Right Arm
  "Enhances attack power.  Right sword arm is removed and becomes Suzaku."

ATK Power +8
Max HP    +7


Left Arm
  "Enhances strength.  Left sword arm is removed and becomes Genbu."

ATK Power +8
Max HP    +7


Right Leg
  "Boosts dash speed.  Leg cannon damage is boosted and max ammo is doubled."

ATK Power +1
SPD       +15
Max HP    +7


Left Leg
  "With this leg, Hyakkimaru gains the "Dash" ability.  Also increases Speed.

ATK Power +2
SPD       +12
Max HP    +7


-------------------
Sensory Systems [5]
-------------------

Right Eye
  "Stereopsis possible with both eyes.  Also, Hyakkimaru fights using his
   mind's eye."


Left Eye
  "With this, Hyakkimaru sees the real world, instead of just through his
   mind's eye."

ATK Power +2
Max HP    +7
MET       +5


Nose
  "With his nose.  Hyakkimaru can also smell any Fiends lurking nearby."

ATK Power +2
Max HP    +14
STB       +6


Ears
  "Aural sensory organ.  Allows for better balance, so speed is boosted."

ATK Power +2
SPD       +10
Max HP    +14


Lacrimal Glands
  "Secretes tears.  Hyakkimaru shed his first tears of sorrow after regaining
   them."

ATK Power +1
Max HP    +7
STB       +5


-------------------
Nervous Systems [4]
-------------------

Sense Of Pain
  "The sense of pain alerts Hyakkimaru via vibrations when he takes damage."

ATK Power +2
REG       +7
Max HP    +14


Hippocampal Synapse

  "Controls short-term memory.  With it, battle records will be remembered."

ATK Power +1
Max HP    +7
LCK       +10


Cerebellum
  "With the Cerebellum's orders, adjusts moves and controls postures.
   Enhances agility."

ATK Power +1
SPD       +9
LCK       +8


Cerebral Neocortex
  "Governs thought and reason.  This part of the brain boosts three
   parameters."

END +8
STB +12
LCK +12


--------------------
Endocrine System [3]
--------------------

Pituitary Gland
  "Creates various hormones and controls other glands.  Greatly increases
   stability."

ATK Power +1
Max HP    +7
STB       +15


Thyroid Gland
  "Creates hormones and adjusts other organs' functions.  Boosts three
   parameters"

SPD +5
STB +12
MET +12


Adrenal Glands
  "Small organ that secretes adrenalin.  Improves speed and stability."

SPD    +9
Max HP +7
STB    +10


-------------
Spiritual [7]
-------------

Muladhara
  "1st Chakra.  Located near the tailbone.  Boosts luck, Max HP, and
   Regeneration."

REG    +12
Max HP +35
LCK    +9


Svadhistana
  "2nd Chakra.  Located in the lower abdomen.  Boosts luck, stability, and
   regeneration."

REG +12
STB +10
LCK +9


Manipura
  "3rd Chakra.  Located in the solar plexus.  Boosts luck and max HP."

ATK Power +1
Max HP    +35
LCK       +9


Anahata
  "4th Chakra.  Connects the other Chakras.  If all 7 are gained, luck is
   increased."

LCK +10


Vissudha
  "5th Chakra.  Located in the throat.  Boosts attack power and luck."

ATK Power +4
Max HP    +7
LCK       +9


Ajna
  "6th Chakra.  Located between the eyebrows.  Boosts luck and speed."

SPD    +10
Max HP +7
LCK    +9


Sahasrara
  "7th Chakra.  Located at the top of the head.  Hyakkimaru is enlightened."

END    +10
Max HP +7
LCK    +9


###############################################################################
                           (F) SPIRIT ATTACK SCROLLS
###############################################################################

---------
Firestorm
---------

Location:
  [CH1]
    - Ancient Bamboo Thicket
      In one of the northern areas, look for it in an urn by a waterfall.


-------------
Thunderstrike
-------------

Location:
  [CH2]
    - Mujou Fields
      In the area with the firewheels and stone pillars to jump across.
      Look for a ledge to your right near the save point and jump onto it, then
      double jump southeast across similar ledges.  Cross a bridge and smash a
      couple of urns for items, then pick up the nearby scroll.


----------------
Whirlwind Attack
----------------

Location:
  [CH3]
    - Magistrate's Hidden Room
      Revisit the chapter and enter this room, the scroll is in plain view.


------------
Spirit Slash
------------

Location:
  [CH4]
    - North Town - District 2
      Use the save point and ignore the enemies as you head for the first fork.
      Go north at this fork and go east at the next one, then smash a broken
      door and collect the scroll in the area beyond.


-------------
Guardian Orbs
-------------

Location:
  [CH5]
    - Shiranui Pass
      Use the save point and chop down the trees by the alcove to the north,
      then smash the urn there to get the scroll.


--------------
Divine Justice
--------------

Location:
  [CH6]
    - Town Of Busshi
      Look left at the very first hill and jump into an alcove left of a large
      wooden wheel, smash the object here to get the scroll.


--------
The Void
--------

Location:
  [CH7]
    - Daigo's Castle - Basement
      In the room with all the pillars when you first arrive here.  Jump on the
      platform in the southeast corner and start working your way west across
      the platforms by the north wall.  If you make it all the way to a small
      alcove in the southwest corner, then you'll get the scroll.


###############################################################################
                                   (G) SWORDS
###############################################################################

You can find many swords in the game that you can fight with instead of your
sword arms.  You can find a few swords hidden inside items and locations in the
game, but you will get a lot of them by doing combos on enemies.

A high luck stat definitely helps when getting swords from enemies, but so do
higher combos.  Experiment with the number of hits that you get in your combos,
like try to get 20 hits for a few [of the same] enemies, then try 24 for a few,
then 28, etc.

A list of all swords can be found below along with descriptions for each and
where to find them.


===============================================================================
Worn Blade [Level 02]

"Used over many years, its edge is nicked and worn.  Though blunt, it is still
better than nothing."

This sword can be found in MANY locations in the game.  Although it's a
horrible sword you can use it to make the Fool's Blade stronger.

Enemy: Wandering Skull - Sword


===============================================================================
Unmarked Blade [Level 03]

"Necessary for survival for samurai.  Though it's not stamped by its maker, it
is perfectly usable."

You start with this sword, so at the very beginning of the game it is stronger
than your sword arms.


===============================================================================
Poison Sword [Level 04]

"Coated with a volatile poison.  The fumes can neutralize other poisons and
protect the wielder."

Location:
  [CH1]
    - Yudai Village
      At the north end of the village, around the large building just south of
      the save point.  Smash a pot at the south end of this building to get the
      sword.


===============================================================================
Poison Sword +1 [Level 14]

"Coated with a volatile poison.  The fumes can neutralize other poisons and
protect the wielder."

Enemy: Carrion Beetle


===============================================================================
Poison Sword +2 [Level 24]

"Coated with a volatile poison.  The fumes can neutralize other poisons and
protect the wielder."

Location:
  [CH5]
    - Fudou Mountain
      Go to the northwest area where you fought the Thunder Fiend, then smash
      the little objects closest to the temple to find the sword.


===============================================================================
Poison Sword +3 [Level 34]

"Coated with a volatile poison.  The fumes can neutralize other poisons and
protect the wielder."

Enemy: Carnage Beetle


===============================================================================
Fire Sword [Level 03]

"Forged of volcanic rock.
Absorbs all forms of heat to guard its owner from flames."

Location:
  [CH1]
    - Ancient Bamboo Thicket
      Head for the northeast section of this area, the one that has paths
      leading northwest, northeast and southeast.  Hug the east wall and smash
      an urn there to find the sword.


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Fire Sword +1 [Level 13]

"Forged of volcanic rock.
Absorbs all forms of heat to guard its owner from flames."

Enemy: Skeletal Warrior - Sword


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Fire Sword +2 [Level 23]

"Forged of volcanic rock.
Absorbs all forms of heat to guard its owner from flames."

Location:
  [CH4]
    - In Front of Daigo's Manor
      Check the stable in the bottom left corner of the map to find the sword.


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Fire Sword +3 [Level 33]

"Forged of volcanic rock.
Absorbs all forms of heat to guard its owner from flames."

Enemy: Revenant - Sword


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Lightning Sword [Level 03]

"Blessed to provide divine protection from the God of Thunder.  Protects the
wielder from lightning."

Location
  [CH1]
    - Yudai's Manor - 1st Floor
      Take the lightning sword from the northeast room, when you're here with
      Hyakkimaru.  [As far as I know you CAN NOT get this sword by revisiting
      the chapter later.]


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Lightning Sword +1 [Level 13]

"Blessed to provide divine protection from the God of Thunder.  Protects the
wielder from lightning."

Enemy: Wandering Skull - Double Sword


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Lightning Sword +2 [Level 23]

"Blessed to provide divine protection from the God of Thunder.  Protects the
wielder from lightning."

Location:
  [CH4]
    - North Town - District 1
      Smash an urn near the end of this area to find the sword.


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Lightning Sword +3 [Level 33]

"Blessed to provide divine protection from the God of Thunder.  Protects the
wielder from lightning."

Enemy: Skeletal Warrior - Double Sword


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Ice Sword [Level 03]

"Forged of glacial ice, its transparent blade can protect its wielder from the
paralyzing effects of ice attacks."

Location:
  [CH4]
    - South Town - Battalion C Area
      Go to the fork at the south end of this area that has paths leading
      north, east and west.  Take the east path and smash the barrel at the
      dead-end for the sword.


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Ice Sword +1 [Level 13]

"Forged of glacial ice, its transparent blade can protect its wielder from the
paralyzing effects of ice attacks."

Enemy: Sasquatch


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Ice Sword +2 [Level 23]

"Forged of glacial ice, its transparent blade can protect its wielder from the
paralyzing effects of ice attacks."

Location:
  [CH5]
    - Shike Temple - Basement
      Use the save point at the bottom of the stairs, then hug the west wall in
      the southwest corner.  Push the block here as far south as you can, then
      enter this group of blocks from the east side.  Push the block in front
      of you as far west as it will go, then follow the passage south.  Finally
      push another block east to get the sword.


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Ice Sword +3 [Level 33]

"Forged of glacial ice, its transparent blade can protect its wielder from the
paralyzing effects of ice attacks."

Enemy: Wendigo


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Sword of Protection [Level 15]

"A sword covered in magical charms, it protects its wielder from harm.  It has
the power to protect against poison, fire, lightning and cold."

Location:
  [CH3]
    - Daidara Mountain - Fuuma Temple
      This sword is found behind the giant heart that you fight with Dororo.


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Sword of Protection +1 [Level 25]

"A sword covered in magical charms, it protects its wielder from harm.  It has
the power to protect against poison, fire, lightning and cold."

Enemy: Wandering Skull - Spear


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Sword of Protection +2 [Level 35]

"A sword covered in magical charms, it protects its wielder from harm.  It has
the power to protect against poison, fire, lightning and cold."

Location:
  [CH6]
    - Cursed Forest
      Go to point "J" on the map and smash all the urns there to find the
      sword.

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Sword of Protection +3 [Level 45]

"A sword covered in magical charms, it protects its wielder from harm.  It has
the power to protect against poison, fire, lightning and cold."

Enemy: Skeletal Warrior - Spear


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Flashing Blade [Level 08]

"On occasion, will cause a bright flash of light, killing enemies with a
single hit."

Location:
  [CH2]
    - Hiuchidani Village
      Go to the save point at the north end of this area, then smash the urn by
      the tree to get the sword.


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Flashing Blade +1 [Level 18]

"On occasion, will cause a bright flash of light, killing enemies with a
single hit."

Enemy: Wandering Skull - Sword and Shield


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Flashing Blade +2 [Level 28]

"On occasion, will cause a bright flash of light, killing enemies with a
single hit."

Location:
  [CH4]
    - North Town - District 3
      Check your map for two square areas near the east end, you want to get
      inside the lower of these areas.  You can crawl through a hole on the
      west side as Dororo to get inside, or you can use a cart along the bottom
      horizontal path to get onto a roof.  Once up here you can work your way
      east to get inside.  Either way you want to smash the barrels inside to
      find the sword.


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Flashing Blade +3 [Level 38]

"On occasion, will cause a bright flash of light, killing enemies with a
single hit."

Enemy: Skeletal Warrior - Sword and Shield


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Flametongue [Level 10]

"The owner's spirit burns with great energy, causing the spirit gauge to fill
faster."

Location:
  [CH3]
    - Daidara Mountain - Fuuma Temple
      Near the start of this chapter, simply follow the path to the temple
      entrance, then smash an urn on the left side the stairs to get the sword.


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Flametongue +1 [Level 20]

"The owner's spirit burns with great energy, causing the spirit gauge to fill
faster."

Enemy: Dreck


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Flametongue +2 [Level 30]

"The owner's spirit burns with great energy, causing the spirit gauge to fill
faster."

Location:
  [CH5]
    - Fudou Mountain
      In the section of map with the large circular area and a temple in the
      northeast area.  Go to the small area at the south end of the map and
      smash an urn to get the sword.


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Flametongue +3 [Level 40]

"The owner's spirit burns with great energy, causing the spirit gauge to fill
faster."

Enemy: Muck


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Blade Of Tears [Level 15]

"A sword blessed by Hyakkimaru's own mother.  Tear-like droplets run down the
blade, and heal the wielder's wounds."

Location:
  [CH3]
    - The Magistrate's Village
      Go to the right half of this area and look for the large gap between the
      houses at the south end of the map.  Enter this gap and head west to find
      an urn among some rocks, then smash this urn for the sword.


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Blade Of Tears +1 [Level 25]

"A sword blessed by Hyakkimaru's own mother.  Tear-like droplets run down the
blade, and heal the wielder's wounds."

Enemy: Specter Lord


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Blade Of Tears +2 [Level 35]

"A sword blessed by Hyakkimaru's own mother.  Tear-like droplets run down the
blade, and heal the wielder's wounds."

Location:
  [CH6]
    - Town Of Busshi
      Turn right around the first corner and take a few steps, then jump into
      the alcove on your left [just behind the two pillars].  Smash the object
      here to find the sword.


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Blade Of Tears +3 [Level 45]

"A sword blessed by Hyakkimaru's own mother.  Tear-like droplets run down the
blade, and heal the wielder's wounds."

Enemy: Specter Overlord


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Sword of the White Tiger [Level 18]

"Gives the wielder quick, cat-like reflexes.  The wielder's speed is
increased."

Location:
  [CH4]
    - Daigo's Army Headquarters
      Use the save point and follow the west path to the next fork, then go
      east at this fork and smash the small object to get the sword.


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Sword of the White Tiger +1 [Level 28]

"Gives the wielder quick, cat-like reflexes.  The wielder's speed is
increased."

Enemy: Water Devil


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Sword of the White Tiger +2 [Level 38]

"Gives the wielder quick, cat-like reflexes.  The wielder's speed is
increased."

Location:
  [CH7]
    - Daigo's Castle - Basement
      In a pot inside one of the south cells when you're freeing the prisoners.
      Be sure to save beforehand, because the doors get locked after you free
      everyone.


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Sword of the White Tiger +3 [Level 48]

"Gives the wielder quick, cat-like reflexes.  The wielder's speed is
increased."

Enemy: Water Horror


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Luck Blade [Level 12]

"Images of the gods of Fortune are carved into the blade.  The wielder's luck
is increased."

Location:
  [CH1]
    - Ancient Bamboo Thicket
      Go to the northeast area and head for the spot where all the gold was
      buried, then pick up the sword there.


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Luck Blade +1 [Level 22]

"Images of the gods of Fortune are carved into the blade.  The wielder's luck
is increased."

Enemy: Stone Golem


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Luck Blade +2 [Level 32]

"Images of the gods of Fortune are carved into the blade.  The wielder's luck
is increased."

Location:
  [CH7]
    - Daigo's Territory - North Town
      Go south at the start to reach a fork, then head east and smash the
      barrels to find the sword.


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Luck Blade +3 [Level 42]

"Images of the gods of Fortune are carved into the blade.  The wielder's luck
is increased."

Enemy: Bloodstone Golem


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Sword of Clarity [Level 06]

"The wielder's image is constantly reflected by the blade's mirror-like
surface, maintaining the wielder's focus."

Location:
  [CH2]
    - Mujou Fields
      Enter this area from the Nowaki Trail to the south, then ignore the
      zombies and jump through the hole in the north wall.  Ignore the
      platforms on the cliff and simply smash the urn ahead of you to get the
      sword.


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Sword of Clarity +1 [Level 16]

"The wielder's image is constantly reflected by the blade's mirror-like
surface, maintaining the wielder's focus."

Enemy: Guardian Dog


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Sword of Clarity +2 [Level 26]

"The wielder's image is constantly reflected by the blade's mirror-like
surface, maintaining the wielder's focus."

Location:
  [CH6]
    - Town Of Busshi
      Smash the urns and attack the enemies along the path, then smash an
      object in the southeast corner to get the sword.


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Sword of Clarity +3 [Level 36]

"The wielder's image is constantly reflected by the blade's mirror-like
surface, maintaining the wielder's focus."

Enemy: Shadow Beast


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Specter Bane [Level 16]

"Engraved with holy runes, it is very effective against Specters."

Enemy: Specter


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Bone Crusher [Level 16]

"Forged with the ashes of a legendary warrior, it is effective against
skeletal demons."

Enemy: Revenant - Double Sword


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Stonecutter [Level 25]

"The blade vibrates, destroying any rock it touches.  Good against all kinds
of Golems."

Enemy: Rock Golem


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Three-Body Slasher [Level 14]

"Its former owner is said to have cut down three enemies in a single fight."

Location:
  [CH3]
    - Magistrate's Hidden Room
      You can only get this sword when you're here with Dororo.  Look for the
      sword on top of a pile of barrels, then use your knives as a platform to
      get up to the sword.


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Five-Body Slasher [Level 24]

"Its former owner is said to have cut down five enemies in a single fight."

Enemy: Wandering Skull - Double Sword


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Seven-Body Slasher [Level 34]

"Its former owner is said to have cut down seven enemies in a single fight."

Enemy: Skeletal Warrior - Double Sword


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Muramasa [Level 46]

"Forged by a legendary swordsmith.  Nicknamed "Demon Slayer" for its ability
to kill demons."

Enemy: Clockwork


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Fiend Slayer [Level 50]

"Said to have the power to slay Fiends.  Shares same effects as Flametongue +
Seven-Body Slasher."

Location:
  [CH7]
    - Daigo's Castle - 4th Floor
      After the spot where you drop down to a lower level and reach a room
      full of clockwork enemies.

      Hit the first switch to move a door right behind you.  Go through this
      door into the second room and hit the switch there to move the door left.
      Enter the third room and hit the switch to get it to sink into the floor.
      Return to the second room and hit the switch once more to move the door
      back right.  Go to the first room and continue south to a new room, then
      hit the switch here until you can't hit it anymore.  Hit the switch in
      the wall ahead of you, then turn around and go north one room and east
      into a new room.  Finally, smash the pot here to find the sword.


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Crescent Moon [Level 50]

"Extremely light, it emits moonlight when swung.  Has same effects as the
Sword of the White Tiger + Seven-Body Slasher."

Location:
  [CH6]
    - Gates of Hell
      Revisit the chapter and go to the point where the LARGE object was that
      you used to get up on to the roof, the sword is sitting there.


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Great Lotus [Level 55]

"Lotus blossoms are carved on the blade.  The sword absorbs demon aura and
converts it into HP.  As powerful as Muramasa."

Location:
  [CH1]
    - Ancient Bamboo Thicket
      Head east to the next section and go north one more section, then look
      for the gigantic rocks along the northwest section of the map.  Use your
      knee cannon to blast away the rock, then use the save point up ahead.
      Check the southeast area of this clearing for an urn, then smash it to
      get the sword.


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Phoenix Sword [Level 55]

"It fills the wielder's health and defends against poison, fire, lightning, and
cold attacks."

Location:
  [CH7]
    - Daigo's Castle - 1st Floor
      Look for the closest pillar to the entrance [on the east side] when you
      first come inside the castle.  Look up this pillar and you should see a
      small platform with a sword on it.  You want to face east and jump up
      this pillar to reach that sword.  While you do this you should hold
      forward to keep from sliding down again.  Once you make it to the top,
      you'll get the sword.


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Vajra Blade [Level 45]

"A large sword that can only be wielded by the most powerful of samurai.
Powerful, but slow."

Enemy:


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Sparrow's Blade [Level 33]

"Though long, this blade is extremely light.  Though fast, it lacks the power
of the Vajra Blade."

Enemy: Revenant - Double Sword


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Natural Grace [Level 48]

"A powerful blade that shines with the beauty of a rainbow.  Vajra Blade's
strength, with Sparrow Blade's speed."

Enemy: Hundred Eyes


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Dragon's Kin [Level 50]

"Dragon Brood reforged.  No longer possessed by a Fiend, but it is very
difficult to wield."

Enemy: Molten


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Minstrel's Blade [Level 50]

"A hidden sword-cane carried by the Biwa minstrels.  Can inflict severe damage
in a single hit."

Enemy: Revenant - Spear


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Sword of the Twin Clouds [Level 20]

"Foreign-made, the blade is split in two.  Very effective when used for Slice
Attacks."

Location:
  [CH7]
    - Daigo's Castle - Basement
      Head down the stairs east of you [after the first fight with the dragon
      tank], then enter the only open cell [northeast corner] to get the sword.


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Fool's Blade [Level 14]

"A sword for fools.  The more Worn Blades you have, the sharper this sword
will become."

Location:
  [CH3]
    - The Magistrate's Village
      Revisit this chapter [you can't get the sword on your first trip]
      and follow the path just north of the village, then use the save point
      there.  Look for an alcove in the nearby building and grab the sword from
      there.


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Double-Edged Sword [Level 55]

"The aptly named sword deals great damage, but all damage received is doubled
as well."

Enemy: Living Wall


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Sword of the Eighth Cloud [Level 30]

"A ceremonial sword whose tip is split into seven blades.  Most effective with
the Slice Attack."

Location:
  [CH7]
    - Daigo's Castle - Castle Tower
      Revisit the chapter and go to the last area where you fought the Chimera,
      the sword is in plain view.


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Genbu

"Genbu grows sharper as it cuts more enemies.  It used to be attached to
Hyakkimaru's left arm."

Location:
  [CH5]
    - Shike Temple - Basement
      You will get this sword once you beat Redcap for good.


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Suzaku

"Suzaku grows sharper as it cuts more enemies.  Has greater potential than
Genbu."

Location:
  [Final Chapter]
    You will get this sword once you beat the Behemoth.

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                                   (H) ITEMS
###############################################################################

Other than the swords that the enemies can drop, there are a few other items
that you will find.


-----------------
Jyukai's Medicine
-----------------

Every time you collect 100 of these green orbs, you earn an extra life.  These
extra lives are VERY helpful when fighting fiends, so it's worth collecting the
orbs.  At first you can only carry 100 of these orbs, but as the game
progresses you will be able to carry a maximum of 300 for 3 extra lives.


-----
Gourd
-----

These items come in red, blue and gold and have the following temporary
effects:

Red  = Increased attack strength.
Blue = Increased defense power.
Gold = Invincibility.


---------
Rice Ball
---------

These items come in small and large and they restore HP.


-----------------
Arm Cannon Rounds
-----------------

Ammo for your arm cannon, comes in groups of 10, 20 or 30 rounds.


-----------------
Leg Cannon Rounds
-----------------

One round of ammo for your leg cannon.


------
Candle
------

These items come in red and blue.  The blue ones refill about half of your
spirit gauge, while the red ones completely refill it.


---------
Max HP Up
---------

Although rare, these items increase your maximum HP and are well worth
collecting.


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                                   (I) FIENDS
###############################################################################

There are 48 different fiends in the game and each one has one of your body
parts.


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Great Horn

"Demon with a large horn on its head.  Using demon carrion beetles, it devours
the souls of people.  It uses powerful claws as its weapon."


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Homonculus

"This demon tried to kidnap Dororo and was slain by Hyakkimaru.  It kidnaps
children and works them to death, then eats them."


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Scourge

"The Scourge has a hundred tentacles it uses to capture its prey.  Though it
is large, it is still quite fast and dangerous"


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Hellcrusher

"Anything this Fiend strikes with its giant club is instantly destroyed.  It
is said that nothing can withstand its power."


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Ogress

"This Fiend deceived the residents of a small village for many years.  She
gives them money, but whenever the village prospers, she attacks it and steals
their money."


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Dreameater

"Feeding on the dreams of people, this Fiend latches onto its victims head,
and works its way inside."


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Grave Golem

"These dolls were buried to keep the dead company as they slumbered.  Now
possessed, they attack anyone who comes near the burial site and drags them
underground."


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Inquisitor

"This statue will ask 3 questions.  Answer all 3 correctly, and it will
disappear.  But, each question you get wrong will result in a fate most
horrible."


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Maimai' Onba

"Queen of a race of demon moths that take the form of beautiful human women.
She utters the words "Lord Sabame" upon her death, which is the name of the
human she loved."


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Giant Fire Wheel

"Engulfed in flames, this wooden Fiend also bears blades on its wheel, burning
and slashing at all those in its way."


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Demon Sword Dragon Brood

"A sword possessed by a Fiend.  It corrupted Tanosuke and sought the blood of
humans.  Those who fell victim to it are doomed to undeath."


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Impaler

"The spear itself is actually the Fiend.  The spear controls the giant statue
that wields it.  It feeds on the dying screams of victims it impales."


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Night Terror

"Demon monk that lives in a small pond.  It gathers new worshippers on
moonless nights, raiding nearby villages.  Those captured are doomed to become
red mud demons."


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Draconus

"An evil dragon demon that spits destructive fire from its mouth.  Its eyes
are said to be able to see through anything."


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Fiend Misaki

"To kill Hyakkimaru, Misaki was transformed by Saburota into a Fiend.  She
realized her mistake the moment she was possessed, but fell to the Fiend's dark
taint."


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Nameless Fiend

"Incorporeal Fiend that possessed Misaki.  It feeds on the spiritual energy of
its host, eventually causing death.  However, it grants tremendous power to its
host in exchange."


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Twin Blade

"Bearing swords on both arms, this Fiend feeds off of death and suffering.  It
does not stop attacking until its enemy has been cut into unrecognizable
pieces."


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Fire Golem

"This fire-dwelling Fiend feeds on flames.  It can spit balls of fire from its
mouth, but it also wields a powerful axe.  Do not be fooled by its strange
movements."


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Gaping Maw

"The demon that brought nutrients to Fiend sealed within the mountain.
It devours anything, and won't stop until it is all consumed.
It truly has a bottomless stomach."


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Mountainous

"A giant Fiend sealed within a mountain.  Mio's temple was created to seal away
the Fiend's heart."


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Goliath

"This demon is covered in an armor-like layer of muscle.  Its razor sharp
hands can cut through steel, and it feeds upon the flesh and blood of the
living."


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Wind Fiend

"This Fiend of wind tortures humans with the destructive forces of wind,
summoning typhoons and other storms.  Nothing can withstand the power of wind."


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Three-Tailed Fox

"These demon-possessed foxes earn their tails by living long and mastering
their evil powers.  Three-Tailed Fox is not that powerful, but its tails are
extremely sharp."


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Six-Tailed Fox

"These demon-possessed foxes earn their tails by living long and mastering
their evil powers.  Six-Tailed Fox is relatively powerful, and its tails shoot
powerful lasers."


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Nine-Tailed Fox

"Ill-natured and extremely manipulative, it tricks people into fighting each
other and feeds off the resulting hatred.  Its 9 tails are a symbol of its
power and malevolence."


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Hellcat

"A cat possessed by a Fiend, it feeds upon the entrails of humans.  Its
strength is fueled by human greed and lust.  It fights with razor sharp claws."


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Death

"It rides upon the stick it carries in its left hand, while striking with the
axe in its right.  All those who see this demon are doomed to die."


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Blood Ape

"A monkey possessed by a Fiend, its long arms slash at its victims.  It was
sealed away in a fox statue by Nine-Tailed Fox, who feared its superior
strength."


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Beast Fiend

"Throwing bombs from the pack it carries, this Fiend revels in the destruction
of all living creatures.  It also attacks with its body, and a large sword."


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Redcap

"A possessed monk with the ability to change into a rat, otter, mole, and a
frog.  It kidnaps people and gives their faces to Legion, to whom they pray
faceless until they die."


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Legion

"It collects human faces and attaches them to its body.  There, they cry and
suffer for eternity.  It feeds off of pain, and attacks with thunder and by
squashing enemies."


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Thunder Fiend

"This Fiend, unlike the true thunder god, only uses its thunder to put fear
into the hearts of men.  Thunder generated by its drums is truly powerful."


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Soul Stealer

"This Fiend is neither living nor dead.  It drags people into the world of
death, giving them eternal life as slaves of hell."


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Giant Inferno Wheel

"This steel Fiend emits a blue flame that burns hotter than the flames of the
Giant Fire Wheel.  It burns and slashes all those in its way."


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Minotaur

"This disfigured Fiend is the result of countless possessions of different
creatures.  It has the shape of a human, the strength of a bull, and the shell
of a crab."


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Boar Fiend

"It summons lesser demons from the box on its back.  It uses its large body as
another form of attack, as well as the knife it carries."


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Midoro

"Once belonging to Daigo, Midoro was possessed by a fiend after it was given
to Saburota.  It became the embodiment of the anger of all horses that have
died in battle."


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Cursed Monk

"A very powerful sorcerer, it is said to be the creator of the labyrinth-like
Cursed Forest.  It is also said that those who dare look at its face will be
eaten whole."


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Dragon Tank

"This Fiend rides on a tank developed by Daigo as the ultimate weapon.  Flames
from its mouth turn even bones to ash, and its drill can destroy even the
hardest stone."


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Demon Ogress

"The mother of all Demons, it is much more powerful than the Ogress.  It uses
bolts of powerful lightning to attack, as well as powerful claws and beams from
its eyes."


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Snake Eyes Saburota

"Created by the Fiends to defeat Hyakkimaru, he has no heart, and cannot
travel in areas the Fiends do not control.
In areas they do control, he has absolute power."


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Chimera

"Five Fiends possessed Daigo to form this beast.  Daigo's last sliver of
humanity weakened it just enough for Hyakkimaru to win."


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Fiend Tahoumaru

"Tahoumaru was possessed by the spirits of the Fiends that Hyakkimaru had
slain.  More powerful than ever, Tahoumaru stood against Hyakkimaru."


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White Dragon

"This dragon demon has existed since before the birth of man.  Its white color
implies holiness, but it is actually evil.  It grants death to all those who
look upon it."


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Bloodgore

"A three-horned giant, it carries a spear that is nearly twice as long as a
man.  It is also said to be the lord of all skeletal demons."


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Three Face

"This Fiend scares those who wander at night.  If it shows an angry face, if
will attack with fire, a happy face, it will give items, and a sad face will
summon demons."


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Carrion Feeder

"This fiend feeds on the entrails of those slain in battle, using its tail-like
appendage.  It thrives in foggy areas where war is common."


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Behemoth

"The Fiends created Dororo using Hyakkimaru's body parts.  The Behemoth was
the Fiend that lived in Dororo and was charged with the task of guarding all
the 48 body parts."


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                                  (J) ENEMIES
###############################################################################

There are 60 different enemies in the game and they all drop different items
when you use combos on them.  A higher luck stat helps with getting these
items, and a longer combo does as well.


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#01: Wandering Skull - Sword

"Foot soldiers who met bitter death in battle.  Now just mindless undead, they
continue fighting, even though their bodies are just skeletons.  They attack
with swords."

Items:
  Red Gourd
  Jyukai's Medicine
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Arm Cannon Rounds x10
  Arm Cannon Rounds x30
  Worn Blade

Locations:
  [CH1]
    - Yonaki Pass, Yudai Village
  [CH2]
    - Nowaki Trail
  [CH4]
    - North Town - District 1
  [CH7]
    - Daigo's Castle - 1st Floor


===============================================================================
#02: Skeletal Warrior - Sword

"The corpse of this dead samurai is possessed by a demon.  Its body was burned
during battle, and the suffering it endured causes its attacks to be engulfed
in flames."

Items:
  Red Gourd
  Jyukai's Medicine
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Arm Cannon Rounds x20
  Arm Cannon Rounds x30
  Fire Sword +1

Locations:
  [CH1]
    - Yonaki Pass, Yudai Village
  [CH2]
    - Nowaki Trail
  [CH4]
    - North Town - District 1
  [CH6]
    - Town of Busshi
  [CH7]
    - Daigo's Territory - North Town, Daigo's Castle - 1st Floor


===============================================================================
#03: Revenant - Sword

"Sword-wielding demon samurai.  The most powerful of the skeletal demons.  It
can attack multiple enemies in a single stroke with its Lightning Sword."

Items:
  Red Gourd
  Jyukai's Medicine
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Arm Cannon Rounds x30
  Fire Sword +3

Locations:
  [CH4]
    - North Town - District 1
  [CH6]
    - Town of Busshi, Cursed Forest
  [CH7]
    - Daigo's Territory - North Town, Daigo's Castle - 4th Floor


===============================================================================
#04: Raven

"These ravens have turned vicious, driven mad by a demon aura.  Destroy the
source of the aura, or they will continue to appear."

Items:
  Blue Gourd
  Red Gourd
  Jyukai's Medicine


===============================================================================
#05: Death Raven

"Having eaten the flesh of tainted corpses, these ravens have become demons
and grow to giant size.  They are extremely powerful and are said to be omens
of death."

Items:
  Blue Gourd
  Red Gourd
  Jyukai's Medicine


===============================================================================
#06: Raven Tengu

"A legendary demon that is said to have dwelt in Japan for centuries.  It
carries strange equipment and throws feather-shaped knives at its enemies."

Items:
  Blue Gourd
  Red Gourd
  Jyukai's Medicine


===============================================================================
#07: Specter

"These ravenous creatures have endless appetites.  However, they are weak
demons that cannot exist in the mortal world without a human body."

Items:
  Blue Gourd
  Jyukai's Medicine
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Leg Cannon Round
  Specter Bane

Locations:
  [CH1]
    - Sengoku Riverside, Yonaki Pass, Yudai Village, Ancient Bamboo Thicket
  [CH2]
    - Mujou Fields
  [CH4]
    - Daigo's Army Headquarters
  [CH5]
    - Shiranui Pass, Shike Temple - Basement, Fudou Mountain
  [CH7]
    - Daigo's Castle - 2nd Floor, Daigo's Castle - 3rd Floor


===============================================================================
#08: Specter Lord

"A Specter can exist in the mortal in its own natural form.  It will eat
anything that fits in its mouth.  It knocks its prey unconscious, then devours
it."

Items:
  Blue Gourd
  Jyukai's Medicine
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Leg Cannon Round
  Blade of Tears +1

Locations:
  [CH1]
    - Yonaki Pass, Yudai Village, Ancient Bamboo Thicket
  [CH2]
    - Mujou Fields
  [CH4]
    - Daigo's Army Headquarters, South Town - Battalion A, South Town -
      Battalion C Area
  [CH5]
    - Shiranui Pass, Shike Temple - Basement, Fudou Mountain
  [CH6]
    - Gates of Hell
  [CH7]
    - Daigo's Castle - 2nd Floor, Daigo's Castle - 3rd Floor


===============================================================================
#09: Specter Overlord

"If a Specter lives for 100 years, its horn is split into 3 and becomes twice
as powerful.  But, its hunger is also doubled, and it must eat constantly."

Items:
  Blue Gourd
  Jyukai's Medicine
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Leg Cannon Round
  Blade of Tears +3

Locations:
  [CH4]
    - South Town - Battalion A, In Front of Daigo's Manor
  [CH5]
    - Shiranui Pass, Shike Temple - Basement, Fudou Mountain
  [CH6]
    - Gates of Hell
  [CH7]
    - Daigo's Territory - North Town, Daigo's Castle - 2nd Floor, Daigo's
      Castle - 3rd Floor, Daigo's Castle - 4th Floor


===============================================================================
#10: Carrion Beetles

"These demon insects became possessed by the spirits of the fallen warriors
upon which they feasted.  Despite their size, they are fast and usually attack
in groups."

Items:
  Blue Gourd
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Jyukai's Medicine
  Poison Sword +1

Locations:
  [CH3]
    - The Magistrate's Village
  [CH6]
   - Cursed Forest


===============================================================================
#11: Carnage Beetle

"These beetles are said to have the strength of 100 Carrion Beetles.  They can
also poison anything they attack with a single touch."

Items:
  Red Gourd
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Jyukai's Medicine
  Poison Sword +3

Locations:
  [CH3]
    - The Magistrate's Village
  [CH6]
    - Cursed Forest


===============================================================================
#12: Cursed Weeds

"It traps any careless traveler foolish enough to step on it, and chokes them
to death.  It is quite mindless, so it is not something for a seasoned warrior
to fear."

Items:
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Rice Ball (Large)


===============================================================================
#13: Bloodweed

"Some Cursed Weeds grow powerful enough so that even when they wither, they
continue to live.  They attack any who passes by."

Items:
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Rice Ball (Large)


===============================================================================
#14: Lost Vines

"A demon plant that came to life by feeding upon the blood of hundreds of
warriors slain on the battlefield.  It wanders in search of more human blood
to feed upon."

Items:
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Rice Ball (Large)


===============================================================================
#15: Water Devil

"These water spirits can be identified by the plates on their heads and the
shells on their backs."

Items:
  Blue Gourd
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Jyukai's Medicine
  Blue Candle
  Sword of the White Tiger +1

Locations:
  [CH1]
    - Sengoku Riverside, Ancient Bamboo Thicket


===============================================================================
#16: Water Horror

"This demon lives in rivers and the ocean, and sucks the blood out of any
swimmers it finds.  It can also throw the plate on its head to cut its prey in
half."

Items:
  Blue Gourd
  Gold Gourd
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Jyukai's Medicine
  Blue Candle
  Sword of the White Tiger +3

Locations:
  [CH1]
    - Ancient Bamboo Thicket


===============================================================================
#17: Dreck

"Spirits possess piles of garbage and cause anyone who comes near to become
sick with poisonous fumes and by spewing putrid fluids at them."

Items:
  Blue Gourd
  Red Gourd
  Arm Cannon Rounds x10
  Jyukai's Medicine
  Leg Cannon Round
  Flametongue +1

Locations:
  [CH1]
    - Sengoku Riverside
  [CH4]
    - North Town - District 3
  [CH7]
    - Daigo's Castle - 2nd Floor


===============================================================================
#18: Muck

"When a demon possesses a corpse that had rotted away at the bottom of a lake,
it becomes a Muck.  It paralyzes its prey with poisonous skin, and pulls them
into the lake."

Items:
  Blue Gourd
  Red Gourd
  Arm Cannon Rounds x20
  Jyukai's Medicine
  Leg Cannon Round
  Flametongue +3

Locations:
  [CH5]
    - Shike Temple - Basement, Fudou Mountain
  [CH7]
    - Daigo's Castle - 2nd Floor


===============================================================================
#19: Molten

"Lava possessed by a demon, it grows by engulfing anyone who goes near it.
It is extremely aggressive and shoots balls of hot magma at its enemies."

Items:
  Blue Gourd
  Red Gourd
  Arm Cannon Rounds x30
  Jyukai's Medicine
  Leg Cannon Round
  Dragon's Kin

Locations:
  [CH4]
    - The Hill of The Wall
  [CH7]
    - Daigo's Castle - 1st Floor, Daigo's Castle - 2nd Floor


===============================================================================
#20: Shadow

"An umbrella-shaped demon that attacks in flocks and surrounds weary
travelers."

Items:
  Gold Gourd
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Jyukai's Medicine
  Red Candle


===============================================================================
#21: Shade

"A demon umbrella that relishes in the blood of the living.  It opens up and
spins, attacking like a living saw.  Once it finds a prey, it never stops
attacking."

Items:
  Gold Gourd
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Jyukai's Medicine
  Rice Ball (Large)


===============================================================================
#22: Guardian Dog

"This animal is said to be a holy animal that has the power to stop evil.  The
Fiends have corrupted statues of this animal and turned them into demons."

Items:
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Jyukai's Medicine
  Leg Cannon Round
  Sword of Clarity +1

Locations:
  [CH6]
    - Town of Busshi


===============================================================================
#23: Shadow Beast

"Bearing ill will towards humans, these undead dogs can spit fire.  They
pretend to be normal, but will eat the families of those who bring them into
their homes."

Items:
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Leg Cannon Round
  Jyukai's Medicine
  Sword of Clarity +3

Locations:
  [CH4]
    - North Town - District 3
  [CH6]
    - Town of Busshi, Cursed Forest
  [CH7]
    - Daigo's Territory - North Town, Daigo's Castle - 3rd Floor, Daigo's
      Castle - 4th Floor


===============================================================================
#24: Windslasher

"Riding upon a small tornado, this demon looks very similar to a weasel.
Carrying sharp sickles in both hands, it is deadly accurate with it cuts."

Items:
  Leg Cannon Round
  Jyukai's Medicine


===============================================================================
#25: Spirit Wheel

"This hell-born carriage wheel traps the faces of the damned in its spokes.
Once it finds a target, it charges at full speed."

Items:
  Blue Candle
  Red Candle


===============================================================================
#26: Demon Wheel

"These small, burning wheels appear suddenly, stealing the souls of all who
see them.  Something may happen if you defeat enough of them."

Items:
  Blue Candle
  Red Candle


===============================================================================
#27: Hellhound

"A dog slain by Dragon Brood is doomed to become blood-thirsty Hellhound.
Though its body is rotting, it still has the remarkable agility of a dog."

Items:
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Blue Candle


===============================================================================
#28: Wandering Death

"People slain by Dragon Brood, doomed to wander this world in undeath.  Being
unable to die, no matter how badly their bodies are mutilated, has driven them
mad."

Items:
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Arm Cannon Rounds x10


===============================================================================
#29: Zombie

"Slain by Dragon Brood, they don't yet believe they are dead and wander in
search of lifeblood.  Though decaying, they are quite powerful."

Items:
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Leg Cannon Round


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#30: Daigo Soldier - Footman

"Soldiers in Kagemitsu Daigo's army.  They use swords and are good at close
combat.  They train hard to learn to survive the rigors of war, but are not too
powerful."

Items:
  *NONE*


===============================================================================
#31: Daigo Soldier - Spearman

"Soldiers in Kagemitsu Daigo's army.  They use spears and are good at mid-range
combat.  As their offensive range is long, it is best not to get surrounded by
them."

Items:
  *NONE*


===============================================================================
#32: Daigo Soldier - Archer

"Soldiers in Kagemitsu Daigo's army.  They use bows and are good at long-range
combat.  As their long-range attacks are powerful, it is best to defeat them
first."

Items:
  *NONE*


===============================================================================
#33: Wandering Skull - Double Sword

"Once high-ranked samurai, these undead warriors used to lead hundreds of
soldiers to battle.  Their souls cling to the unlife, and they fight with 2
swords."

Items:
  Red Gourd
  Jyukai's Medicine
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Arm Cannon Rounds x20
  Lightning Sword +1
  Five-Body Slasher

Locations:
  [CH3]
    - Daidara Mountain - Fuuma Temple
  [CH4]
    - The Hill of The Wall, South Town - Black Dragon Bridge, In Front of
      Daigo's Manor
  [CH7]
    - Daigo's Castle - 1st Floor


===============================================================================
#34: Skeletal Warrior - Double Sword

"Possessed by demons, these elite samurai are master swordsmen, and can cause
immense damage with even a single blow."

Items:
  Red Gourd
  Jyukai's Medicine
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Arm Cannon Rounds x20
  Lightning Sword +3
  Seven-Body Slasher

Locations:
  [CH4]
    - The Hill of The Wall, North Town - District 2, South Town - Battalion A,
      South Town - Black Dragon Bridge, South Town - Battalion B Area, South
      Town - Battalion C Area, South Town - Blue Dragon Bridge
  [CH6]
    - Cursed Forest
  [CH7]
    - Daigo's Castle - 1st Floor


===============================================================================
#35: Revenant - Double Sword

"A samurai that uses two swords.  It is the strongest of all undead samurai
demons.  Its quick, double attacks can cause a massive amount of damage on
Hyakkimaru"

Items:
  Red Gourd
  Jyukai's Medicine
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Arm Cannon Rounds x20
  Sparrow's Blade
  Bone Crusher

Locations:
  [CH7]
    - Daigo's Castle - 1st Floor, Daigo's Castle - 4th Floor


===============================================================================
#36: Wandering Skull - Spear

"Foot soldiers who met bitter death in battle.  Even after their flesh has
rotted away, they wander about as living dead.  They attack with spears from
long-range."

Items:
  Red Gourd
  Jyukai's Medicine
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Arm Cannon Rounds x10
  Red Candle
  Sword of Protection +1

Locations:
  [CH4]
    - The Hill of The Wall, South Town - Black Dragon Bridge, South Town -
      Battalion C Area, South Town - Blue Dragon Bridge
  [CH7]
    - Daigo's Castle - 1st Floor


===============================================================================
#37: Skeletal Warrior - Spear

"These samurai were left on the battlefield for dead, and they were possessed
by demons.  They wield long spears, and attack from afar."

Items:
  Red Gourd
  Jyukai's Medicine
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Arm Cannon Rounds x20
  Red Candle
  Sword of Protection +3

Locations:
  [CH4]
    - The Hill of The Wall, North Town - District 2, South Town - Battalion A,
      South Town - Black Dragon Bridge, South Town - Blue Dragon Bridge
  [CH7]
    - Daigo's Castle - 1st Floor


===============================================================================
#38: Revenant - Spear

"A samurai demon that fights with a long spear.  It attacks with speed and
precision, so one must be careful when fighting this mighty creature."

Items:
  Red Gourd
  Jyukai's Medicine
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Arm Cannon Rounds x30
  Red Candle
  Minstrel's Blade

Locations:
  [CH6]
    - Town of Busshi, Cursed Forest
  [CH7]
    - Daigo's Castle - 1st Floor, Daigo's Castle - 4th Floor


===============================================================================
#39: Wandering Skull - Sword and Shield

"Foot soldiers who met bitter death in battle.  Even after their flesh has
rotted away, they wander about as living dead.  They attack with large
machetes."

Items:
  Red Gourd
  Jyukai's Medicine
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Leg Cannon Round
  Arm Cannon Rounds x30
  Flashing Blade +1

Locations:
  [CH3]
    - Daidara Mountain - Fuuma Temple
  [CH4]
    - The Hill of The Wall, South Town - Black Dragon Bridge, South Town -
      Battalion B Area, South Town - Blue Dragon Bridge
  [CH7]
    - Daigo's Castle - 1st Floor


===============================================================================
#40: Skeletal Warrior - Sword and Shield

"Having been executed, the bodies of these samurai are filled with grief and
bitterness.  Their machetes can split even the hardest of helmets."

Items:
  Red Gourd
  Jyukai's Medicine
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Leg Cannon Round
  Arm Cannon Rounds x30
  Flashing Blade +3

Locations:
  [CH4]
    - The Hill of The Wall, North Town - District 2, South Town - Battalion B
      Area, In Front of Daigo's Manor, South Town - Blue Dragon Bridge, South
      Town - Battalion D Area
  [CH7]
    - Daigo's Castle - Main Gate, Daigo's Castle - 1st Floor


===============================================================================
#41: Revenant - Sword and Shield

"A demon warrior that fights with a Western style machete and shield.  Created
by Fiends to defeat Hyakkimaru, it is vicious and quite deadly."

Items:
  Red Gourd
  Jyukai's Medicine
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Leg Cannon Round
  Arm Cannon Rounds x30
  Vajra Blade

Locations:
  [CH7]
    - Daigo's Castle - Main Gate, Daigo's Castle - 1st Floor, Daigo's Castle -
      4th Floor


===============================================================================
#42: Poltergeist

"A ghost that possesses rice fields.  It appears in abandoned fields and spews
out tainted water.  Fields where this demon has appeared can never grow plants
again."

Items:
  Jyukai's Medicine
  Blue Candle
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Arm Cannon Rounds x10


===============================================================================
#43: Plague

"A disgusting-looking green slime demon.  Emitting poisonous smoke, it kills
all nearby plantlife.  This demon leaves only death and decay in its wake."

Items:
  Jyukai's Medicine
  Blue Candle
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Arm Cannon Rounds x20


===============================================================================
#44: Crimson Earth

"A demon born of the blood-stained red soil of major battlefields.  It attacks
with a poisonous mist.  Wherever there is battle, this demon can be found."

Items:
  Jyukai's Medicine
  Blue Candle
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Arm Cannon Rounds x30


===============================================================================
#45: Clockwork

"Clockwork-driven doll turned into a demon by acquiring a soul after many
years in existence.  It has been remodeled to fend off intruders."

Items:
  Red Candle
  Throwing Knife
  Muramasa


===============================================================================
#46: Rock Golem

"Wandering spirits in search of physical forms that sometimes possess rocks.
These possessed golems can appear anywhere many people have died, and there
are abundant rocks."

Items:
  Arm Cannon Rounds x10
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Leg Cannon Round
  Stonecutter

Locations:
  [CH5]
    - Fudou Mountain, Fudou Mountain
  [CH6]
    - Cursed Forest
  [CH7]
    - Daigo's Castle - 2nd Floor


===============================================================================
#47: Stone Golem

"A demon born of human greed, it appears in mountains where there is gold to
be found.  It is very aggressive and will charge at anyone it sees."

Items:
  Arm Cannon Rounds x10
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Leg Cannon Round
  Luck Blade +1

Locations:
  [CH3]
    - Daidara Mountain - Mountain Summit
  [CH5]
    - Fudou Mountain
  [CH7]
    - Daigo's Castle - 2nd Floor, Daigo's Castle - 1st Floor


===============================================================================
#48: Bloodstone Golem

"Brought to life by the endless rain of blood from executions, these golems
revel in human blood.  For some reason, the stones these golems are made of are
extremely hard."

Items:
  Arm Cannon Rounds x30
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Leg Cannon Round
  Luck Blade +3

Locations:
  [CH6]
   - Cursed Forest
  [CH7]
    - Daigo's Territory - North Town, Daigo's Castle - 1st Floor, Daigo's
      Castle - 2nd Floor, Daigo's Castle - 1st Floor, Daigo's Castle - 3rd
      Floor


===============================================================================
#49: Demon Fox

"This demon fox is a harbinger of misfortune.  Appearing in a flock, it jumps
at its victim and bites, it is quite tiresome to deal with."

Items:
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Blue Candle


===============================================================================
#50: Fox Man

"Human possessed by a fox.  Mumbles in some arcane language, and has powers
that are beyond mortal abilities.  Can return to normal if the fox is exorcised
from within."

Items:
  *NONE*


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#51: Sasquatch

"Dwelling in the snow-capped mountains, this dreadful giant feeds on the souls
of lost travelers.  It attacks with great strength and uses its large body."

Items:
  Blue Gourd
  Red Gourd
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Gold Gourd
  Ice Sword +1

Locations:
  [CH5]
    - Shiranui Pass, Fudou Mountain


===============================================================================
#52: Wendigo

"Dwelling in the snow-capped mountains, this dreadful giant feeds on the souls
of lost travelers.  It can control snow and it has powerful attacks."

Items:
  Blue Gourd
  Red Gourd
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Gold Gourd
  Ice Sword +3

Locations:
  [CH5]
    - Fudou Mountain


===============================================================================
#53: Death Otter

"Dead otters that were revived as demons by Redcap.  Using sharp claws and
great jumping ability, they attack humans.  They emit poisonous gases, too."

Items:
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Rice Ball (Large)


===============================================================================
#54: Hell Rat

"Rats that were revived as demons by Redcap.  They derive their strength in
numbers, and always attack as a group."

Items:
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Leg Cannon Round
  Rice Ball (Large)


===============================================================================
#55: Zombie Mole

"Moles that were revived as demons by Redcap.  Using their large claws, they
attack from underneath.  Its fur is strangely enough, very high quality."

Items:
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Arm Cannon Rounds x10
  Rice Ball (Large)


===============================================================================
#56: Undead Frog

"Frogs that were revived as demons by Redcap.  They attack enemies with their
long tongues."

Items:
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Arm Cannon Rounds x20
  Arm Cannon Rounds x30


===============================================================================
#57: Leech

"A fish demon that sits at the water's edge and paralyzes passersby with
poisonous foam and eats them.  Since it has no eyes, it misses often."

Items:
  Blue Candle
  Red Candle
  Rice Ball (Small)


===============================================================================
#58: Living Wall

"This giant wall appears suddenly and stops you from advancing.  If you stand
still, it will fall and crush you.  It is possible to kill it, but it is very
difficult."

Items:
  Leg Cannon Round
  Arm Cannon Rounds x30
  Red Candle
  Rice Ball (Large)
  Double-Edged Sword

Locations:
  [CH6]
    - Town of Busshi, Cursed Forest, Gates of Hell
  [CH7]
    - Daigo's Territory - North Town, Daigo's Castle - 4th Floor


===============================================================================
#59: Hundred Eyes

"A demon whose whole body is covered with eyes.
It surprises its victims and throws sand in their eyes.  However, that is all
it does."

Items:
  Blue Candle
  Red Candle
  Rice Ball (Small)
  Blue Gourd
  Red Gourd
  Gold Gourd
  Natural Grace

Locations:
  [CH6]
    - Town of Busshi
  [CH7]
    - Daigo's Castle - 3rd Floor


===============================================================================
#60: Possessed Dororo

"Dororo managed to steal Dragon Brood from Tanosuke, but was immediately
possessed by the sword.  Dororo attacked Hyakkimaru, seeking his blood."

Items:
  *NONE*


===============================================================================


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                                  (K) SECRETS
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Once you complete chapter 07 you will unlock Dororo Mode and the Gallery at the
main menu.


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Dororo Mode
===========

In this mode you get to play as Dororo and perform timed challenges to unlock
items for the gallery.


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Gallery
=======

Here you get to view concept art and movies that you unlock by playing Dororo
Mode.


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                                (L) DORORO MODE
###############################################################################

You complete timed challenges with Dororo here to unlock items for the gallery.

Remember that you can always pause to stop the timer and plan your next move.


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Yakushi Riverside
-----------------

Difficulty: 1/5
Coins: 10
Time: 3:00


Ignore all the enemies in this area, your main goal is to find the coins.  Also
don't forget to dash as you search.

- The first three coins are in the three urns before the bridge.
- Go right at the big tree blocking your path to reach the lower area, then
  jump on the large rock to your right for coin #4
- Hug the left walls at the bottom to find coin #5 in the grass.
- Hug the left wall some more and jump onto the large rock to get coin #6 in
  the air above you.
- Go under the bridge and collect coin #7 from the grass in the middle of the
  area.
- Turn around and get coin #8 over the small rock, on this side of the bridge.
- Continue south and smash an urn on your left past the pile of rocks for coin
  #9.
- Search the grass to your right to find coin #10.


Unlock:
- Concept Art #01
- Concept Art #02
- Concept Art #03


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Yudai's Manor - Basement
------------------------

Difficulty: 4/5
Coins: 05
Time: 3:00


- Crawl and collect some fire bombs, then work your way past spikes, enemies
  and fireballs
- Hit the switch and clear the pit, then grab invincibility from an urn and
  use your fire bombs to get rid of the annoying golems.
- Jump up the elevator while killing the enemies on it, then Collect coins #1-5
  as you work your way up.


Unlock:
- Concept Art #13
- Concept Art #14
- Movie #01


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Nowaki Trail
------------

Difficulty: 2/5
Coins: 10
Time: 4:00


If a pot does not break in one hit, then it will explode so ignore it.


- Go south down the path and break the pot for coin #1
- Enter the small hut on your left [west side] with the zombie inside, then
  smash a pot for coin #2.
- Enter the building on this side just past the fire wheel enemy, smash the
  closest pot for coin #3, but ignore the other one.
- Smash the closest pot by the tree up ahead [on this side] for coin #4.
- Destroy the pot in the small hut up ahead [on this side] for coin #5.
- Break the pot by the house in the northeast corner of the map for coin #6.
- Attack the pot in the building south of you [with 2 zombies] for coin #7.
- Hit the pot between this building and the broken little shack south of you
  for coin #8.
- Enter the building south of you with the zombie inside and break the pot for
  coin #9.
- Attack the pot in the next building south of you for coin #10.


Unlock:
- Concept Art #08
- Concept Art #15


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Magistrate's Hidden Room
------------------------

Difficulty: 5/5
Coins: 5
Time: 1:00


- Quickly kill a clockwork and equip the throwing knives that it drops.
- Use two throwing knives as platforms on one of the walls to reach the rafters
  above.
- Quickly [but carefully] collect all 5 coins up here.


Unlock:
- Concept Art #04
- Concept Art #09
- Movie #04


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North Town - District 3
-----------------------

Difficulty: 4/5
Coins: 10
Time: 3:00


- Jump north and grab coin #1 from the roof on your right.
- Jump north to the next roof and take coin #2 from the roof on your left.
- Drop west onto a lower roof and take coin #3 south of you.
- Jump northeast and get coin #4 from the highest roof.
- Jump west for coin #5.
- Jump northwest for coin #6.
- Jump southwest to a roof, then jump south from the west side of this roof to
  reach the next one.  Go south to the next roof for coin #7.
- Jump west a roof and southeast one more for coin #8.
- Jump east a roof for coin #9.
- Jump south a roof, then jump southwest for coin #10.


Unlock:
- Concept Art #06
- Concept Art #16
- Movie #05


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Shike Temple - Basement
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Difficulty: 3/5
Coins: 8
Time: 5:00


- Grab the throwing knives in front of you before you do anything.
- Jump across the platforms ahead of you for coins #1-2
- Jump across to the south side and head east to find coin #3.
- Fall down the hole and smash the pots for some throwing knives, then push the
  block to get out of here.
- Go to the south end of the map [1st floor] and smash a red wall near the
  southwest corner for coin #4.
- Use your throwing knives by the pillar near the east wall to reach coin #5 in
  an alcove above [the knives only stick on the red parts of the wall].
- Use your throwing knives by the pillar near the west wall to reach coin #6 in
  an alcove above [the knives only stick on the red parts of the wall].
- Enter the northwest room on the 2nd floor and drop down the hole, then use a
  throwing knife in the northwest corner to get up to coin #7.
- Smash a pot in the room at the north end of the map [2nd floor] for some more
  throwing knives [if you need them, otherwise ignore this point]
- Go to the east end of the map [1st floor] and smash the red wall north of
  you, then use the box in the northeast corner to reach the room above.
- Smash the red wall south of you and take coin #8 beyond.


Unlock:
- Concept Art #10
- Concept Art #19
- Movie #03


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Gates of Hell
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Difficulty: 3/5
Coins: 5
Time: 3:00


- Take the fire bomb from the door ahead of you and grab a fire bomb hidden
  in a small alcove just before the gap on your left.
- Head through this gap and grab another fire bomb among the golems, then
  destroy the cracked wall north of you.
- Use two bombs on the living wall and jump to the fire bomb ahead of you.
- Use two more fire bombs on the left living wall, then jump from its platform
  to the next section.
- Go to the giant object and jump on top of it, then jump to the ledge on your
  right and up to the roof from there.
- Dash right across the roof until you reach a narrow darker blue section of
  roof, then jump to this section.
- Walk across it and jump to get all 5 coins.


Unlock:
- Concept Art #11
- Concept Art #07


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Daigo's Castle - 3rd Floor
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Difficulty: 2/5
Coins: 5
Time: 2:00


- Open the door and dash back and forth behind the windows to find all 5 coins.
- If you miss any of them you can adjust the camera at the very end [south or
  north] of the hall to find out roughly where it is.
- there are 2 coins in the first group of windows and 3 in the second group.


Unlock:
- Concept Art #05
- Concept Art #18
- Movie #02


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                                   (M) THANKS
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Huge thanks go out to the following contributors.

Bintoc
chrisX5
Chuks313
Hofuzz
Master G
Rgon Tarsier
Thiago Trindade


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                                (N) EXPERIMENTAL
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For a little while now I've had a paypal link in all my FAQs at the very bottom
here.  Mainly as a small experiment since a few other FAQ authors have also had
the same idea.

I had a few people email me before I put this link in because they wanted to
send money, so it's here for those people.


For the record I've received about $87 (which works out to a bit more in
Canadian lol) last I checked, so I've been getting cases of pop and making some
excellent progress on a few FAQs.

If you don't want to send money or can't then send me an email, it's nice to
hear what people thought about my work and there's always room for improvement.

My email address and paypal address for those that want to contribute are both
dan.engel.2017 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Many thanks, and I hope you continue to use my work!

~Dan

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