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FAQ/Walkthrough by VoidZankantou

Version: ver 1.0 | Updated: 07/22/06

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Ys V: Lost Kefin - Kingdom of Sand
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Table of Contents

History
Legal Disclaimer
Characters
Controls
Walkthrough
Magic Facts
Blacksmith List
Two Endings
Unconfirmed Facts/Rumors
Links
Special Thanks 
Credits

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History
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July 22 2006: Submitted FAQ/Guide at this date.

July 15 2006: Finished FAQ at 50%

July 10 2006: Finished video footage of Ys V.

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Legal Disclaimer
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I wrote this FAQ so this is personally mine.  I would not like it if 
anyone tries to pass this off as their own work.  Only Gamefaqs has my 
permission to host this up on their site and not anyone else's.  It is 
in violation if this FAQ is shown on public display or on another site.
Anyone who wants to host up my FAQ, they will have to ask me for my 
permission first.

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Characters
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Adol:  Main hero of the game
Dogi:  Adol's friend and sidekick.
Niena: Young orphan girl and adopted daughter of Stein
Massea:  Spell caster and shop keeper
Alga:  Leader of the resistance group (Ibur Gang)
Terra: 12 or 13 year old girl, part of the Ibur Gang
Effey:  Desert village girl
Stein:  Person who found Niena
Rizze:  Evil pawn for the bad guys

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Controls
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D-Pad - Walking
Triangle - opens up menu
Square - Attack
Circle - Magic/talking
X - Jump
L1 - Defend/blocking (holding down the button)
L2 - change the order of magic orbs to the left
R1 - Uses item
R2 - change the order of magic orbs to the right
Left Analog - Running or walking depending on how hard you push
Right Analog - nothing
Start - Pause
Select - Display stats/magic level on the right side of the screen

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In-game menu List
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Quick-save
Equipment menu
Magic menu
Item menu
Option
End current game

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Tips on how to live longer
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1)Learn how to defend
2)Save everytime when you have the chance (usually appears before a 
boss fight)
3) Heal/protect your NPC most of the time since enemies will hit them 
on propose or by accident on your part in fighting them.
4) Spend your money/crystals wisely.


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Walkthrough
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Xandria Port


When you regain control of Adol, move out of the port area where you'll 
be stopped by Rizze. After that, go into the bar (sign with a beer 
bottle and a martini glass).  You have an event with a guy talking to 
you.  As you go out of the bar, you're knocked by someone (remember 
him).  Now go to the house guarded by two soldiers, go upstairs to the 
left room and talk to the guy inside.  He introduces himself as Dowman 
and asks you to do a quest for him.  Choose the top choice and he'll 
give you 1000 Gold.  Now go buy and equip yourself with some armor and 
weapon with the money you have.  Now go back to the bar and talk to the 
guy who bumped into you earlier.  He'll give you a letter to give to 
someone.  Now you can exit the town.


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Xandria Plains
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There's three screens here.  In the second screen, there will be a fork 
in the road.  The upper path leads to Massea's house and the left path 
is the Meretanger Wood that you'll go later.  For now take the upper 
path to get to Massea's house.

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Massea's House
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Upon entering, you'll talk to her and give her the letter automatally.  
She'll give you a stat increasing item for your deed.  After that, talk 
to her about everything and go back to Xandria Port.

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Back to Xandria Port
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Talk back to the guy in the bar who gave you the letter, He'll give you 
some crystal either for magic or sword building for your trouble.  Now 
go to Meretanger Wood.

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Meretanger Wood
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In the second screen of Meretanger Wood, there's another fork in the 
road again.  The left path leads to a save point and the Arena and 
right path leads to the Alchemist House.  Take the right path.  A few 
more screens and you'll go into Alchemist House

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Alchemist House
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Go inside the house and talk to the guy there.  Examine the sparkle 
after talking to him to cause an explosion in front of the guy's face. 
Prepare to fight against three mousse as you go outside.  As you 
finished off the mousse, the fake magic guy will agree to not cause 
anymore trouble now.  Now go back to Massea's House for more stuff.

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Massea's House
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For your rewards, you get to learn how to use magic and a tutorial on 
magic.  You'll get magic fire ball.  Now you must depart to the Arena 
inside Meretanger Wood.

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Arena
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Be sure to save since a boss fight is up ahead.  Choice the top choice 
to get inside and don't worry you don't need to pay 9000 gold if you 
don't have enough gold.  (Not sure if you lose gold if you have over 
9000 gold...)

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Foresta Village
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You'll be given a magic wind ball for coming into the village for the 
first time.  Buy a saber and a round shield before you go to the 
northwest for the cave dungeon.  You are forced to go inside with a boy 
to rescue a girl.

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Nead Cave
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Note: Protect the boy at all cost otherwise it's game over for you if 
he dies.  (You will hate the job of babysitting NPCs)  

Go to the right and you should be in a room with a ground switch.  
After the kid stands on the switch, go north to pick up an oricna.  You 
will eventually see a vine barrier blocking your way and a magic switch.  
Use your magic on the switch and you'll save the mysterious girl.  
You'll be outside of the cave when this is over.

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Foresta Village
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Go to the Inn now after all the talk is over.  Talk to the guy inside 
to get Dogi's letter.  Go upstairs to the rooms and talk to person in 
the left room for 1000 gold and Niena in the right room for entrance to 
Nead Cave.  You can also restock on free antidotes if you find the 
plant in town.  Go back to Nead Cave!

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Nead Cave + Crystal Room
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Items to be found: Chain Vest, Power Ring, Water Crystal (event item)
Recommended level 10-13

Notes:  Pretty straightforward dungeon, you will not need any help from 
me.  Just a notice though, I will not list any directions in the 
dungeons on where to go since it's the player that must explore and 
feel the dungeon by themselves or the thrill will be gone if I told you 
where you go instead.

After you finish the boss and get the crystal, you'll get attacked by 
the mysterious little girl.  She'll thank you for your hard work in 
getting the crystal and introduces herself to you as Terra.  You'll end 
up back in Foresta Village.  You'll be given another magic and it's the 
water triangle as you exit the cave.  Now you have to go back to 
Xandria Port but first you need to make a stop at Massea's House to 
tell her the news.  You'll get another event item from her after you 
see her.

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From now on, if you see a look alike save point pole, you can teleport 
back to only Massea's House to regroup if you're hurting badly.  You'll 
know it's a teleport pole since it's all green.
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Port Xandria
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Go back to house guarded by soliders and talk to Daimon. As you leave 
his house, you'll hear another music playing.  Before you find the 
person who's playing the music, talk to the one fishing beside the 
person who's playing the music.  Say yes to his fishing game and answer 
top, bottom, bottom and top to get another stat increaser item.  Once 
you found the person who was playing the music, you realize it was 
Niena who playing it.  You'll be asked to go to the item shop to talk 
some more.  After that, she'll give you her oricina as an event item.  
Now you must leave for Foresta Village again.  Once you're back in 
Foresta Village, you must go to the eastern exit (it's past the inn to 
the right) to go to Ramean Plain.
 
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Ramean Plain
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Lower left fork leads to The Waterfall of Ramean
Middle road and to the left leads to Trade Town Ramean
Northeastern exit leads to Theban Plain

For now, you must take the middle road instead.  

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Trade Town Ramean
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Say the top choice to pay 500 gold or the bottom for 300 gold, either 
way you're still giving money away when you first come to this town.  
Go to the inn after the events are over again and talk to the innkeeper 
to get Dogi's letter.  After Dogi's letter, go inside the library and 
read every bookshelves until you get Stein's message.  Now go the left 
house next to the library to get a key to open a door inside of The 
Ruins of Theban.  Just buy the Knight Shield and Twisted Rapier (9000 
Gold) before you leave.

After all the events, you can choose to go either, The Waterfall of 
Ramean + The Limestone Cave of Ramean to get a better armor for free 
and exp or The Ruins of Theban to get the next event item/boss.

I would suggest the former, so that you would have an easier time with 
the boss in The Ruins of Theban later.

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Theban Plain
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Only one screen to get to the The Ruins of Theban.

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The Ruins of Theban + Crystal Room
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Items to be found: Falcon Sword, Shield Ring (need to go though a trap 
floor to get this), Round shield, Fire Crystal (event item)
Recommended level 16-20
Switches to be hit: 3 sword switches
Floors: B1, B2

Notes: Have Water Magic for the boss and use potions for the fight.  
You're sent back to Trade Town Ramean after the boss fight and you see 
another event with Dowman and Rizze in the same town as you!?

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The Waterfall of Ramean
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Items to be found: Banana (stat increaser), Spiritual Stone
Notes: the only place outside of dungeons where you get treasure chests.  
But each of them takes patient and skill to get them but it's worth it. 

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The Limestone Cave of Ramean
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Items to be found: Antidote, Potionx2, Magic Ring, 10000 Gold, Gold 
Armor, Earth magic stone, Earth Crystal (event item)
Recommended level 19-25
Floors: F1, F2

Notes: Spend some time remembering where you came from in which 
direction to get past this dungeon.  You have to walk back out on your 
own after killing the boss this time.  As you leave the dungeon when 
you're outside, you get caught in a thunderstorm and get dragged into 
the waterfalls.  

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You're washed to an unknown town where a mysterious female rescues you.  
When you wake up, you talk to your mysterious rescuer, you tell her 
your name and she tells you hers.  Her name is Effey.

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Desert Town Feste
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The west exit leads to The Wilderness of Feste which also leads you 
back to Xandria Plain.
As you go near the east exit, you are forced to go the desert to save 
Effey's father.  

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Shai Desert
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Don't say the bottom choice to not save her father otherwise she'll 
think you're cruel and evil, so say the top choice instead.
Now go to the lower west exit, let's take a small detour and go to the 
north.  Rescue the guy and then continue the path in the lower east 
exit, east exit, and we see Dogi now.
You can use Dogi to kill all the monsters if you want but you don't get 
any exp in return.
You have to go back to town on your own after rescuing Dogi.

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Desert Town Feste
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When you go 
Go to the bar and talk until you get the letter scene.  Now go to the 
other stairway outside and you should see Tera talking.  After that 
another event causes soldiers to enter town and force you into another 
battle with Dogi.  Keep killing until another event makes you fight 
again without Dogi.  Again keep attacking until Adol is stopped by 
blackmail by Daimon.  He plans to kill Niena and Tera if you don't give 
him what he wants.  You get sent to jail after this.

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Prison
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A funny scene in trying to break the prison wall to escape.  Dogi comes 
and breaks the wall shocking and freeing everyone.  Tera tells Adol 
that he's a pervert and to watch where he's holding her.  
You get into another battle with the soldiers again with Dogi on your 
side.  You get another event item after the battle.  Tera complains 
about the women being more beautiful than her sticking to Adol.

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Shai Desert
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Now do you remember to route to get to Dogi in the first place?  Well 
if you remember, then it's just south in the Dogi scene.  But if you 
don't remember the way then it's lower west exit, lower east exit, east 
exit, and finally south exit.

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Oasis
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Keep running to the right and you'll hit your next dungeon.

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The Ruined City Kefin + The Facilities of Alchemy
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Items to be found: Plum Seed, Hi-potion, Stone Mirror Shield, Medal 
(event item)
Recommended level 25-28
Switches that need to be hit:  3 sword switches, 2 magic switches
Floors: F1, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5

Notes:  Welcome to the first dungeon that involves a lot backtracking 
on your part to get every treasure and the correct path to the 
boss/exit.  Also stock up on some healing items since you will be stuck 
protecting Terra.

After the boss fight, go into the room to trigger another event and the 
path to the B5 floor.  Terra will fall with you to B5 from the floor 
collapsing in B4.  She'll say she doesn't need any help from you and 
walks off until you hear her scream.  After you rescue her, Terra will 
still say she doesn't a man to save her but she'll thank you anyway 
since Adol is different from other guys.  In the same room, go to the 
north to pick up the medal on the floor.  
Now you have to protect Terra from enemy attacks as you make your way 
out of the B5 floor.  After you safely get back on B4, you'll be out of 
the dungeon and your next destination will be north of Shai Desert.


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Important Notice!
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This is the last chance to buy any other items before you get stuck in 
Kefin forever.

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Shai Desert
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From the entrance from the town, go north to see a whirlwind sand storm 
blocking you.  Go to Massea and choose to go though the whirlwind sand 
storm and you'll end up in East Area of Kefin.

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East Area of Kefin
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After everyone finished talking, go to the northeast and you'll see a 
tunnel, go in.

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Underground Passage
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Note: In the 4 crossway room, each path will lead you to:

East = East Area of Kefin (Where you came from in the beginning)
South = Sand City Kefin + South Tower
West = West Area of Kefin
North = West/East District of Kefin Castle

(Remember this for future reference if you are lost!)

Right now, you have to head down on the south path to Sand City Kefin.

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Sand City Kefin
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Buy the latest weapon and Armor/Shield before you go off to South Tower.
Talk to the lady inside one of the houses and choose the top choice to 
get entry to South Tower.  (If that doesn't work when you go to South 
Tower then talk to everyone in town and try again.)  You will have to 
get an event when you're outside of South Tower to get in.


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South Tower
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Items to be found: Swift Sword, Berserk Ring, Spiritual Stone, Baal 
Necklace, Scourer, 10000 Sword crystals, 400 gold
Recommended level 30-33
Switches that need to be hit: 3 sword switches
Floors: F1, F2, F3, F4

Notes: Be sure to have all 4 elements of magic since you will need them 
for the second puzzle in the dungeon.  Beware of floor traps in here 
since you might waste more time getting back up.

When you defeated Balk, she ends up getting killed by something else as 
she begs to not die just yet.  You are then asked to go to the 
resistance base in the West Area of Kefin for more talk.

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West Area of Kefin
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Go to the top of the hill and examine the tree to see a trap door open. 
More events will play out.  In one of the scenes, we see Terra and 
Niena meet for the first time in jail.  Niena also says that Terra 
seems to trust Adol a lot but Terra denies it.  Terra asks Niena to 
just call her Terra instead of Mrs. Terra and Niena says she will if 
Terra does the same.  

You have to go to the north path in the Underground Passage.  You will 
be on the correct path if no soliders are blocking the entrance and the 
stairway.  You'll go into The Facilities of Alchemy before you can get 
into West District of Kefin Castle.

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West District of Kefin Castle
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Items to be found: Thief's Glove, ISIOS shield, Leaflet, Book (You will 
have to search the bookshelves to get this event item) 
Recommended level 35-37
Switches that need to be hit:  3 sword switches, 4 magic switches
Floors: F1, F2, F3, F4 

Notes:  You will hate backtracking in this dungeon and the next one.  
Don't forget to read everything before you leave here.  Stock up on 
healing items again since you will be escorting Stein out this dungeon 
from F4 to The Facilities of Alchemy in the Underground Passage.  
(Stein is slow in following you but has a higher health bar.)  

There will be no boss fight, so do not worry if you think you're going 
to get one after rescuing Stein.  You are sent back to the resistance 
base for further events.  Now you will be asked to invade inside of the 
East District of Kefin Castle to save Niena.

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East District of Kefin Castle
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Items to be found: ISIOS Sword, ISIOS Armor, ISIOS Scourer (need to go 
though a trap floor to get this), Max potion, Eilxer,
Recommended level 36-38
Switches need to be hit: 3 sword switches, 2 magic switches
Floors: F1, F2, F3, F4

Notes: You will be fighting against Cain when you get to the top!  Cain 
has a good heart since he told Niena to get out the way in his fight 
with Adol. Stock up on healing items again since you will be escorting 
Niena out this dungeon from F4.  (Niena is quick in following you but 
she has a low health bar.)

After escorting her out of the East District of Kefin Castle, you'll 
end up back at the resistance base.  More events will play out again.  
Talk to Alga for Palm Seed before you talk to Stein to continue on the 
quest.


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Important Notice 2!
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This is the last chance to buy any items or upgrading your sword before 
you agree with Stein to invade Central District of Kefin Castle because 
people will disappear in Sand City Kefin when you agree to do it.


You have to go back to the Underground Passage again to The Facilities 
of Alchemy to free the children.  Terra will hug Adol tightly and tell 
him that's she's very scared that no one will rescue her when she's 
going to die from whatever the thing she's hooked up to.  She also 
dreams of Adol for some reason...O_O'

Then you have to go back to the top floor where you fought the boss 
Cain in East District of Kefin Castle.  From there you can get inside 
to the Central District of Kefin Castle.


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Central District of Kefin Castle
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Items to be found: None
Recommended level 39-40+
Switches need to be hit: ???
Floors: F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F7

Notes:  Enjoy backtracking a lot in this final dungeon since you'll be 
spending a lot of time here if you get lost on the way.  On F6, look 
around for an area to buy your last items and upgrade your sword.  
Enjoy the final bosses and one of the ending you have gotten.


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Bosses Strategies
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This is listed in order of the boss fights you fight in the beginning 
to the end.

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Walermas
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Dodge its' charge attack and jump attack when you ever have the chance.

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Hyudol
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Jump attack it to death and dodge it's claws and bubble shots.  Only 
get the hell out of the water when he's really red because he'll 
paralyze you in the water with white mist everywhere.

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Agunhymu
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A defensive battle this time around.  Use magic or jump attack when you 
think it's ok but you have hold down the defend button (L1) most of the 
time to live.  Put out the touches he lit in each direction to avoid a 
nasty attack from him later

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Azart
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Just attack until it's dead if your armor is very high and damage is 
low.  

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Adept Dowman (Wizard form)
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Jump attack him when you get close to him and try to get him at least 
2-3 times before he blows you away.

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Adept Dowman (Monster form)
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He'll grow bigger when he suffers damage in the whole battle.  Avoid 
his bubbles and his charge beam.  When he leaps off screen, run like 
crazy to avoid him crushing you for damage.

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Balk
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Attack her constantly and igorne everything else.  If she casts the 
white mist to cover the whole screen, avoid the person that's coming 
towards you and look for a sparkle somewhere to damage her.

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Cain/Caibn
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Always block and counterattack after Cain hits you with his sword.  Now 
combo him with earth magic for added damage.  This is another defence 
battle so this will take time to kill him.

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Secret Dungeon
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Second time aka kicking their butts again!
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Hyudol
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Use the same strategy as the first time when you fought him.

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Agunhymu
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Still a defensive battle, so either use magic or jump attack when you 
think it's ok. Continue to hold down the defend button to block most of 
his attacks. Put out the touches he lit in each direction to avoid a 
nasty attack from him.  Use either hi-potion or max potion for this 
fight.

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Azart
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You can kill him easily if he's still doing 1 damage to you.

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Adept Dowman (Monster form)
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More dangerous this time since his attacks do a lot more damage.  He'll 
grow bigger when he suffers damage in the whole battle.  Avoid his 
bubbles and his charge beam.  When he leaps off screen, run like crazy 
to avoid him crushing you for damage.  Be prepared to heal like crazy 
if you get damaged a lot. 

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Magic Facts
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Red - Fire
Blue - Ice/Water
Green - Wind
Yellow - Earth

Weaknesses to each element are on the right.

Strong > Weak
Fire > Earth
Earth > Wind
Wind > Ice/Water
Ice/Water > Fire

At the moment, the highest magic stones you can equip are 7.

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Blacksmith Facts
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You can go past +5 in upgrading your sword but the chance is higher in 
losing your sword forever by upgrading further.  The highest upgrade 
would be until +9.
So save and reload each time for upgrading your sword past +5!

The Sword you get from Ys IV by linking up can only go to +5.

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Two Endings
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Ending one: Beat the game normally.

Ending two: Go to the secret dungeon located in the East Side of Kefin 
and get the event item from the end.

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Unconfirmed Facts/Rumors
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There seems to be a rumor about a Hard Mode after finishing the game?

Anyone know the stats of the sword you get from YS III?

Are there combination spells that can be used by combining the magic 
stones in a sequence in the sword?

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Links
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For info on Ys Series in Japanese
http://www.taito.co.jp/d3/cp/ys/

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Contact
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Post on message board on Ys V if you have any questions or trouble.  
I'll check once a month until the end of the year 2006.

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Credits
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VoidZankantou - Me for creating this FAQ
CJayC - for creating Gamefaqs and letting me host it up on the site.
Falcom
Taito Corporation
sideshownick - mentioned that there was another sword you can get from 
uploading data from Ys III.

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