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    Platform : PS3                                         FAQ Date : December 2017
    Developer: Disney/Pixar                                Version  : 1.00
    Release  : June 19, 2012
    
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       I. Introduction .................................................... *INTRO
    
      II. Controls ........................................................ *BASIC
    
     III. Hints And Tips .................................................. *TIPS
    
      IV. THE WALKTHROUGH (Training Stage) ................................ *WALK
          1. Forest Grove ................................................. *WALK1
          2. Coastal Cliffs ............................................... *WALK2
          3. Chilled Creek ................................................ *WALK3
          4. Buried Passage ............................................... *WALK4
          5. Swamp of Shadows ............................................. *WALK5
          6. Murky Chasm .................................................. *WALK6
          7. Frozen Loch .................................................. *WALK7
          8. Ruins of the Ancient Kingdom ................................. *WALK8
    
       V. Merchant ........................................................ *MERC
          1. Upgrades ..................................................... *MERC1
          2. Equipment .................................................... *MERC2
          3. Tapestries ................................................... *MERC3
          4. Charms ....................................................... *MERC4
    
        VI. Trophy Guide .................................................. *TROP
    
       VII. Legal Bit and Contact ......................................... *LEGAL
    
    
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    I. INTRODUCTION ......................................................... *INTRO
    
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                  + - x The good, the bad and the pretty x - +
    
    + The good +
    ------------
    
    + Find a new outfit and you can choose to wear it or not: the outfits give no
      bonuses so it's purely a cosmetic decision: which do you like best?
    
    + Find a new sword or bow and damage from all swords or bows is increased, so
      you can use whichever weapon you like with no detrimental effect.
    
    + You can revisit any stage after completing it from the game *hub* the Ring of
      Stones.  This allows you to obtain missing collectibles and some of the battle
      challenge trophies without starting a new game.
    
    + If you revisit an area you can skip cutscenes: press start and then X. You can
      also bypass the triplet puzzles by pressing square. Some treasure chests
      you've already opened will give you 30 coins instead.
    
    + You can select the difficulty and change it as often as you like during the
      game.
    
    + Merida casts a shadow and this acts like a spot marker to see where she will
      land when making awkward jumps to small platforms.
    
    + If she falls Merida will be returned to the point just before she fell so you
      can try again. Even if all her health is gone it's not game over, and she'll
      be revived close by. The auto-save feature shows as a small circle on screen
      and marks the way point to which Merida is returned if she faints.
    
    + If you have to quit the game during a stage you can continue from the last
      auto-save point. When you reload select "Continue" to return to that point.
    
    
    - The bad -
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    - If you finish the game and restart it you lose all your collectibles:
      outfits, swords, bows, and all upgraded skills. This means that to earn the
      trophy for playing the game on the hardest difficulty you have to go through
      the whole game again, starting from scratch. There is no *new game plus*.
    
    - The camera is fixed and sometimes the angle is wrong or the area is too far
      away or dark to see clearly.
    
    - The Coop Wisp is controlled by a second player in co-op mode and has its own
      upgrades. It's not *coop*, it's co-op, and you cannot use it in single player
      mode, so that means all the *Coop* upgrades are useless for a single player.
    
    - The game does not show your progress in achieving the challenge trophies, so
      you won't know how close you are to getting a trophy for using specific
      attacks. All you can do is keep repeating the same attack until the trophy
      pops up.
    
    
    x The pretty x
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    x Actually the game is beautiful to look at and the music is lovely too! Merida
      is really cute and her comments during the game are very engaging.
    
    
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    II. CONTROLS ........................................................... *BASIC
    
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    These are the controls for the PS3 version of the game. Brave is also available
    on the Wii, Xbox 360, DS, Macintosh and PC.
    
    The main menu screen shows these options:
    
    Continue
    New Game
    
    Options: Controls (see below)
             SFX Volume
             Music Volume
             Difficulty - select from these four options:
             Easy   - You play games for fun and exploration.  Enemies fall quickly
                      and don't do much damage
             Medium - You play games for fun, but want a little challenge. Enemies
                      take some time to defeat, and do a reasonable amount of
                      damage.
             Hard   - You need to challenge yourself when you play. Enemies require
                      some time to defeat and do significant amounts of damage.
             Brave  - Are you brave enough?
    
    Extras : Concept Art. View eight images from the game design.
             Input Code. Go to this option and simply press X, X, Square, X to
             unlock another bow!
             Credits. View the credits.
    
    Archery Range: This is only available with the Playstation Eye device. I don't
    possess one so can only say that this is a mini-game and not part of the main
    game.
    
    
    MERIDA
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    X        - to jump and double X to double jump
    Square   - melee attack - strike with sword
    triangle - interact with people or objects
    circle   - to activate power attack (upgrade)
    L1       - to roll and dodge (upgrade)
    R1       - to fire arrows
    Hold R1 to charge shot arrows (upgrade)
    L2/R2    - to cycle charm powers
    R3 (left)  - Move
    R3 (right) - Aim and shoot arrows
    
    
    ELINOR
    ------
    Square    - Swipe
    Circle    - Charge
    X         - Pound
    R3 (left) - Move
    (Everything else is not used)
    
    
    TRIPLETS
    --------
    Triangle  - Interact
    X         - Jump
    Square    - to skip a triplet puzzle if already completed.
    L1        - Hold for overview camera
    R1        - Cycle triplet
    R3 (left) - Move
    (Everything else is not used)
    
    
    WISP
    ----
    X        - to jump and double X to double jump
    Square   - melee attack
    triangle - warp to Merida
    circle   - to activate power attack (upgrade)
    L1       - to dash (upgrade)
    R1       - to fire arrows
    Hold R1 to charge shot arrows (upgrade)
    L2/R2    - to cycle charm powers
    R3 (left)  - Move
    R3 (right) - Aim and shoot arrows
    
    
    Start:   Access the Options menu or Quit.
             Use Start to return to the Ring of Stones from anywhere inside a stage.
    
    
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    III. HINTS AND TIPS ...................................................... *TIPS
    
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    * If playing the game as a single player DO NOT buy the *Coop Wisp* upgrades
    from the merchant (unless you want to buy them to achieve a trophy.) These are
    only applicable if a second player is controlling the Wisp.
    
    * Do not buy the slam attack upgrade until you have plenty of gold to spare. It
    does not lead to a trophy and you're better off using other attacks as often as
    possible to gain trophies.
    
    * In some minor boss battles you can back away and stay out of harm's way. Use
    this feature to your advantage and shoot arrows to kill far-off enemies even if
    you miss collecting all the coins they drop.
    
    * Defeat enemies without taking damage to acquire will-o-the-wisps. These are
    blue lights that surround Merida and give you a chance to perform a critical hit
    with bonus damage.
    
    * Damaging enemies and taking damage yourself fills up an orb. Once full press
    circle to activate the power attack during a battle for a short time. It's best
    to acquire this upgrade as soon as possible and keep using it or it will take a
    long time to get the relevant trophy.
    
    * Watch for Merida's shadow when jumping to see exactly where to land. Many
    jumps require a double jump : press X and then X again.
    
    * If you want to change Merida's outfit or her sword and bow you can do so at
    the merchant at any cleansed waystone: select Equipment to view the sub menu of
    outfits, swords and bows. Her appearance will change on screen.
    
    * Use a second controller to play the game in co-op mode. One player controls
    Merida and the other controls the Wisp. It has a very nice feature where you can
    press triangle and warp to Merida. That means avoiding tricky jumping and a less
    experienced (or child) gamer can enjoy the game without worrying about not
    keeping up.
    
    * This walkthrough is based on a solo player Brave mode game with boss
    strategies to help you win. Play on other modes if you wish and everything will
    be much easier. You can change the difficulty on the fly, even during a boss
    battle!
    
    
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    IV. THE WALKTHROUGH ..................................................... *WALK
    
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    *Many a mickle makes a muckle*
    
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    TRAINING STAGE
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    Royal Gown/Guard Outfit
    Training Sword
    Training Bow
    Earth Charm
    
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    The training stage instructs you on the game basics and controls as well as
    providing you with your equipment. There are coins to collect from breaking the
    scenery and Merida often remarks about the need for cash during the game. Many a
    mickle makes a muckle means: many small amounts accumulate to make a large
    amount. Don't neglect the small stuff!
    
    This stage is all very straightforward and there are no enemies to fight but
    here's the rundown anyhow!
    
    After loading the game for the first time you'll be asked to make a save file.
    The game automatically saves your progress and you can only have one save file
    per player. Next, you're asked to select the difficulty. If are going for
    trophies then you should select Brave, the hardest difficulty, and keep that
    selection for the whole of the game to gain the trophy. Otherwise you'll have to
    replay the game to win that trophy.
    
    You're given the option of two outfits - the [ROYAL GOWN] or [GUARD OUTFIT].
    (You can change this selection later if you wish.) Follow instructions using the
    left stick to walk along the path. Next, press X to jump over obstacles and keep
    going along the path. After that the story gets going and you have the option X
    to skip cutscenes.
    
    You'll be in front of a glowing treasure chest. Open it to acquire the
    [TRAINING SWORD] and your first trophy! Press square to swing the sword and
    practice on the pots and barrels and flowers littered around the clearing in the
    forest. Always do this to maximise on coin collection as you'll need a lot to
    buy all the upgrades for a trophy.
    
    Walk up to the wooden bars and smash them to open the path. Break the pots and
    barrels at the left of the path and approach your first puzzle.
    
    There are three shining stones on the ground and your simple task is to step on
    them in the correct order to light them all. Bottom, right, and then left will
    solve it and a treasure chest appear. Open it to receive the [TRAINING BOW] and
    another trophy. Simple stuff.
    
    Use the right stick to aim and shoot the bow. It really is that simple with no
    option to target more accurately. Hit the two red targets on the raised bridge
    and it will drop down. You'll be told that only the sword can cut plants and
    flowers so just keep slashing with the sword to collect coinage.
    
    Hit two more targets to drop the next bridge - one is obvious on the bridge
    itself and the second one on a tree to the left. More barrels and pots to break
    and then you'll arrive another minor puzzle. This time there's a glowing plate
    on the ground and you're told to stand on this pressure plate. Do so and two
    shutters open to reveal red targets. Hit them both to open the portcullis and
    the door.
    
    Continue up the path for a short scene and the way back is blocked by a falling
    tree. Turn to the ledges and you're instructed to press X + X to double jump.
    This is an essential skill for much of the game. Use it to jump up the high
    ledges and break the barrels down to the left.
    
    Next is a wall jump. Green arrows are helpfully showing you the route. Jump
    towards a wall (to the left or right) and keep pressing X to wall jump. Use the
    left stick to swap sides of the wall as you go - that helps when you reach the
    top and have to jump off. Break more stuff on the ledge between the two wall
    jumps.
    
    After another scene and more story you'll arrive at the Ring of Stones. Head
    left down some stone steps to the witch's cottage where you'll receive the
    [EARTH CHARM]. This does extra damage to root based and flying enemies and can
    also be used to make objects grown.  You'll get a trophy, Digging in the Dirt
    and see the earth icon at the bottom left of the screen indicating you have it
    equipped. It affects both sword and bow.
    
    Walk back to the Ring of Stones and prepare for battle! Dark wolves appear from
    the stones and rush towards you. It's best to stand back and use the bow when
    they appear and then the sword when they get closer. You can defeat a group of
    them at once with a nice sword swing. You'll get a trophy at the end of the
    battle and now the Forest Grove stage is open. Approach the first stone to check
    on the items you will find there, and enter. The game is on!
    
    
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    1. FOREST GROVE (Earth) ................................................. *WALK1
    
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    1/1 Weapon (Claymore)
    3/3 Tapestry
    Fire Charm
    Statue of Fergus - 9
    
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    Icons above a level gate show how many items can be collected and how many you
    have. If you return here from the stage you'll find that the merchant is open
    for business at the witch's hut.
    
    From the start there are no enemies and you'll see a breakable pole to your
    left, a log to break at the right and some flowers with a second log to slash.
    There's an earth icon ahead so use the sword with square or the bow to hit the
    icon to make a platform so you can jump to the ledge. There's a lot of stuff to
    slash and break in the clearing for more coins. Walk up the shallow ledge to
    the left to find a [TAPESTRY OF VALOR] piece in a chest. This increases health
    for Merida, the Coop Wisp and Queen Elinor and you'll get the trophy Carpet
    Runner.
    
    Continue to the right, (smash a not very obvious log just to the left of the
    tree trunk) jumping over a tree trunk and fire arrows at three black
    wolves. If you kill them before they can attack you you'll be informed about
    Will-o-the-wisps. These are blue lights that surround Merida and give you a
    chance to performm a 'critical hit' giving bonus damage to enemies. A lightning
    strike will let you know you've scored a critical hit.
    
    Hit two green earth icons with arrows to raise platforms and reach higher
    ground. You'll see some purple mist ahead indicating a more challenging battle.
    
    
    PURPLE MIST WAYSTONE
    --------------------
    Fight lots of black wolves using the same strategy as the last time, standing
    back and firing arrows as they appear and then using your sword. There are
    around 15-20 of them, and then come at you singly at first and then in groups of
    three or four. After beating them up, access the merchant shop with upgrades to
    purchase with your gold. First though you can do some flower slashing to gain
    extra gold to spend.
    
    For now you won't be able to afford much and many upgrades are locked out but
    increasing the collection range is a good long term strategy, allowing you to
    kill enemies at a distance and still get the gold they drop. You could buy an
    attack upgrade: the earth charged shot is a good one to start with - hold R1 to
    charge up and shoot arrows that spawn minions to fight for you. I had 716 gold
    thanks to assiduous scenery smashing but still not enough for both of those
    upgrades so I got a Health Potion upgrade instead. You'll get a trophy Ante Up
    for any upgrade bought.
    
    Head for the open gate and you'll be introduced to the bear triplets who will
    help Merida by solving a puzzle.
    
    
    TRIPLET PUZZLE
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    The controls are shown on the screen - press R1 to shift control from one
    triplet to the next. The triplet under your control is shown with a bright green
    circle around him. You can also zoom in to get a closer view of the puzzle with
    L1. The controls are simple - X to jump, the left stick to move.
    
    There are three pressure plates on the upper ledge and each of these will push
    out a wooden platform to make a path to the lever at the far right.
    
    1. Move the upper left triplet onto the left plate and the right triplet to the
    middle plate.
    2. Move the lower left triplet and jump across to the middle platform.
    3. Move the upper left triplet to the right side plate to make the final
    platform appear.
    4. Jump across to the lever with the lower triplet and activate it using
    triangle. Puzzle solved! You receive a trophy Triple Hs.
    
    
    Enter the open gate and you'll see a STATUE OF FERGUS [1]. This is a large coin
    stash and you'll find these dotted all over the place. Each one yields 50 gold
    so they are worth the effort even for the more out of the way ones. Hit all the
    flowers and dead log for a little extra gold although you cannot go back to the
    merchant now.
    
    Head right to find an earth icon. Hit this with your sword you'll find that
    you're standing on the platform it creates and can jump off to the grassy ledge.
    From here, shoot the earth icon to the right and once on the ledge cut some
    flowers and smash a dead log. Move on up and, after a short scene, you'll
    arrive at some purple mist.
    
    
    PURPLE MIST AND PUZZLE
    ----------------------
    Shoot at a few shadowy wolves and listen to Merida who tells you what you're
    supposed to do. Step on the shining stones in a certain way. If you step on the
    wrong one it just makes a noise and turns a deep shade of red. If it's correct
    you hear a chime and the stone is lit up with a blue light.
    
    Stand on the right stone, then the middle one and finally the left one to open
    the stone door.
    
    
    KEYSTONE GATEWAY
    ----------------
    Enter the cave to collect a [KEY]. Use this keystone to activate the shining
    blue magic gateway, giving you access to the next part of the grove.
    
    A few steps onwards and you'll see another STATUE OF FERGUS [2] on a ledge to
    the left of the path. Break this and continue up the path. There's a lone
    skeleton tree enemy that throws spears at you and releases multiple spears when
    you destroy it. It is weak to fire, but you don't have the fire charm yet.
    
    Shoot arrows to hit the two red targets to the left and right of a wooden fence
    and it drops to allow you access through an arch to a wide green field. There's
    nothing to find if you search the lower part except a few flowers and a log to
    break but head up and to the right to find something large and black!
    
    On the ledge behind Queen Elinor is another STATUE OF FERGUS [3]. Enter the
    misty gateway to another area to find the arrow root and help Elinor.
    
    
    SWAMP
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    Explore the first area to cut some plants for some extra gold. Head towards the
    small island and kill the mushroom thing that spews spores but cannot move
    position: you can shoot it with arrows easily enough from a distance.
    
    Jump to the island and then  across the wooden platform quickly as it will sink
    if you linger too long. Walk up a narrow path killing two more mushrooms to the
    left of the open tree trunk with arrows, and four more further on. Prepare for
    battle with wolves as you move into the open again, and try using Charged shot
    if you bought it. It's R1 to charge and then release the minions to fight your
    battles for you. More flowers and a dead log will add to your gold total.
    
    Continue heading up the screen and jump to an island from whence you can attack
    a mushroom on the next island. Make your way over this island and the floating
    platforms to the shore. Target the two triangles with earth arrows and jump on
    the platforms to reach the higher ground. Keep firing arrows to hit two wolves
    that will attack as soon as you move forwards. There's a STATUE OF FERGUS [4] to
    the left of the clearing and some flowers.
    
    Walk to the far edge of the area where you'll see a dead tree trunk and a
    mushroom to the left of it. Check out the dead tree to see the option to use
    the zipline with a triangle button.
    
    When you land jump up two ledges and kill a mushroom. Open the chest to get a
    [TAPESTRY OF BATTLE] piece. This increases the duration of Merida's power
    attack. Drop back down and turn up the ledge to see another tree trunk. Hit
    earth icon and use the triangle button to ride another zipline taking you
    directly to the purple mist.
    
    
    PURPLE MIST
    -----------
    Kill all the wolves (there are about eight of them in total)  and you'll find
    the arrow root: the shining reddish plant in the middle of the area is pretty
    obvious. Walk into the flowing mist to return to Elinor at the Forest Grove.
    
    
    QUEEN ELINOR
    ------------
    You control the Bear for a battle with skeleton trees and wolves. This is a good
    point to gain a trophy. Stop still and press the circle button to charge up bear
    power and enemies will gather close. When you release the energy it's easy to
    smash five or more at once. (Get out of my way. As Elinor, charge 5 enemies with
    a single charge.) The enemies drop plenty of health potions so you should never
    be in any danger even on Brave difficulty. Whack them all and after the battle
    control is back with Merida.
    
    
    THE CASTLE
    ----------
    Get your bow and arrows ready for some sharp shooting now. Cross the stone
    bridge and stand on the pressure plate.  Aim high to hit a dark red shield above
    the middle door. That lifts up the two wooden shutters and reveals two shining
    targets to hit quickly.  Aim for the right one first as it's closer and then the
    left. If you're too slow the shutters will fall again, but the hit target stays
    hit so it's easy enough to hit the other one.  The door opens leading into a
    half ruined stone building.
    
    Note that that you can see through to the far left and might spot a Fergus
    statue on a ledge over the river. You cannot access this now but will come to it
    later on.
    
    Walk down the stairs  and go right to find a shining stone puzzle. Stand on far
    right stone, then the left one and lastly the upper one to open two portcullis
    doors. Go back to the first door to find a STATUE OF FERGUS [4].
    
    
    PUPRLE MIST
    -----------
    Through the main door and up some stairs you'll find the purple mist which
    reveals enemies weak to fire, but you don't yet have the fire charm! First a
    silver wolf appears at the upper right corner of the room. Use a Charged shot if
    you have it, to let the minions deal with it and take some of its attacks while
    you pummel it with your sword. If you don't have Charged shot it's a lot tougher
    and the wolf is hard to target as it moves around fast. After that two skeletons
    appear and they throw single spears at you, until they die, when they do a
    suicidal multi-spear attack. Watch out for this and jump out of the way of the
    spears.
    
    
    FIRE CHARM
    ----------
    There's nothing to find here, so continue through the next door to find the
    [FIRE CHARM]. Yes, NOW they give you the charm you needed for that battle! You
    get the trophy Toasty as well.
    
    Switch charms by using R2 to select the fire one and hit the fire symbol to burn
    the door. Enter the doorway and head to the left and down to reach a rock with
    a special stone at the left and fires burning on top of pillars ahead.
    
    
    PURPLE MIST WAYSTONE
    --------------------
    Move forwards to prompt a battle with silver wolves and then a big ice monster.
    This is where a fire Charged shot would be nice to have, except you don't yet
    have access to it since you haven't had the chance to buy the upgrade. However,
    you can begin the battle using earth Charged shot to target the first wolf that
    appears in the upper right corner. Then change to the fire charm and kill this
    wolf before attacking the rest with your sword. Four wolves attack together and
    then a fifth one will appear after you've killed one. They will drop some health
    potions thankfully.
    
    When they are downed the ice golem appears. It fires long ice spears at you
    which erupt along the ground. While it's busy doing this you can hit it close up
    with your sword. Dodge its normal ice spear attacks and fire arrows from a
    distance when you can. (I was struggling with this fight when in Brave mode as
    one hit from the golem can kill you.)
    
    The strange stone has become a merchant and the fires on top of the pillars will
    have been extinguished. Buy the Charged Shot: fire and if you're playing on
    Brave difficulty buy the first upgrade to this as well as the Power Attack.
    (There's another tough battle coming up before the end of this stage!) The Power
    attack is good to get early on as it takes a lot of power attacks to get the
    trophy. It's slow to accumulate the energy needed to unleash the attack and
    there are many more power attack upgrades to buy. You'll see a purple orb appear
    above the charms. When this is full you press circle to release the power and it
    lasts for a few seconds.
    
    Jump over the three pillars at the back of the battle ground and go through the
    lighted doorway. The three bears join you to solve a puzzle.
    
    
    TRIPLET PUZZLE
    --------------
    This time all three bears are gathered together the bottom left of the puzzle
    area.
    
    1. Move one bear up the left of the screen to the glowing bear face on the
    wall. Pull it to move the middle platform 45 degrees to make a bridge. Keep hold
    and don't release.
    2. Move the second bear up the two ledges at the left of the screen and then
    over the  bridge to the right ledge.
    3. Move the third bear onto the bridge.
    4. Pull the switch with the right bear, and don't release
    5. Release with the left bear to turn the bridge to make a path to the ledge.
    6. With the middle bear walk to the switch and activate the lever.
    
    
    TREASURE
    --------
    Move Merida through the door and use fire arrows on the red icon to open a door
    to a STATUE OF FERGUS [5]. Smash various barrels and pots for some more gold
    coins and head up the stairs to the left. There are no more enemies until you
    pass through the gate to outside the castle.
    
    Kill the dark wolves the easy way, by jumping onto the ledge at the right  and
    firing arrows from there: they can't reach you. Before climbing higher walk down
    to the edge of the broken wall and drop down to the small ledge above the river
    to find a STATUE OF FERGUS [6].
    
    Then climb up the green ledges. Break some barrels and walk right to find
    another STATUE OF FERGUS [7].  Head to the left where you see a red target and a
    small waterfall. Wall jump up to hit each red target and jump off to the left.
    From here double jump the gap to the right to stand on the last target and this
    removes a stone in the wall to the left. Jump back and open the chest to get
    [TAPESTRY OF FEROCITY] which increases Queen Elinor's damage.
    
    Double jump the gap to the right and walk up. Smash and slash flowers for some
    coins and then use the earth charm attack to unlock the zipline and cross to the
    far left of the chasm. Drop down from the log and kill a couple of black wolves.
    There's another STATUE OF FERGUS [8] to the right of this area. Walk up to the
    river crossing and jump across the platform to the far side.
    
    Walk up and turn left to find a wall jump that allows you to reach the higher
    ground. Come off to the right and then double jump to the left ledge to find a
    chest. This contains a good old Scottish [CLAYMORE] sword which increases damage
    with all swords.
    
    Continue heading right across a bridge (which breaks behind you) and then go
    right again to find a STATUE OF FERGUS [9]. Smash that and turn back to jump
    across the river using the platform and prepare for battle!
    
    
    PURPLE MIST WAYSTONE
    --------------------
    This battle is a repeat of the previous one, except that all the enemies appear
    at once and there are skeletons as well. You'll find that the fire Charge shot
    upgrade was worth the gold! Kill the white wolves first, then the spear throwing
    skeletons and finally the large ice monster that throws ice shards at you. This
    monster has two attacks and the most dangerous is the ice spears. Jumping high
    can put you in the range of these ice spears. Use dodge to avoid them and stop
    and fire when he makes his jagged ice shard attack.
    
    By the way, if you pass out and have to repeat the battle your Power attack
    gauge will not reset - it gradually fills up and this can be very useful when
    playing on Brave difficulty. If you're having trouble on Brave difficulty and
    don't want to give up, try jumping BACK over the wooden jetty: it reappears
    after few seconds. You can fire Charged shots at the wolves with no danger of
    being hit by them. However, the skeletons will target you with their spears so
    you need to be careful to avoid these: shoot from the ground and then jump up
    the ledge to escape the spears and then jump down and fire again. You won't get
    the health potions that the wolves drop and you can't reach the ice monster from
    here.
    
    After the battle access the merchant at the waystone and indulge in some
    upgrades to your skills: upgrading the power attack is useful, and upgrading
    your Charged fire shot, but maybe save gold for the next charm upgrade in the
    next stage.
    
    Walk through the misty river to return to the Ring of Stones where the second
    stone will open a new area. Run down the path to the left of the stones and you
    can access the merchant at the witch's house. This is helpful because you could
    do some coin collection in a completed location without needing to complete the
    stage, return here and buy more upgrades.
    
    
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    2. COASTAL CLIFFS ....................................................... *WALK2
    
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    *Look! Birds!*
    
    1/1 Weapon - Short Bow
    3/3 Tapestry
    Wind Charm
    Statue of Fergus - 5
    
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    Break everything in sight - flowers, barrels and a dead log, and jump up the
    ledges to the cliffside. Kill a skeleton that appears as the path slopes
    upwards. You can force it off the edge with sword strikes or shoot from a
    distance.
    
    You cannot access the open doorway at the left of the path just yet as it's too
    high. Head to the right and kill three skeletons with ranged fire attacks and
    smash the pole and flowers. Jump down to the ledge at the lower right to find a
    STATUE OF FERGUS [1] flowers and a pole. Equip the earth charm before hitting
    the icon to create a platform to get back up.
    
    Continue walking right (swiping some flowers and two wooden poles as you go),
    past a new white icon and an out of reach chest. A little further on there's a
    short scene and then you'll arrive at some purple mist.
    
    
    PURPLE MIST WAYSTONE
    --------------------
    There's a battle with skeletons that are vulnerable to fire and a rock throwing
    giant that's weak to the same element as that new icon which you don't have
    possess.
    
    Use fire Charged shots on the skeletons and when they are all downed concentrate
    on the giant. The problem with his rocks is that they have a wide area of effect
    which will damage you. Keep running around, avoiding the purple mist the rocks
    create by jumping and using dodge. Try and get him to throw the rocks into the
    sea! If you can come up behind him attack with your sword, but he might swipe at
    you, so it's best to stay at a distance and shoot earth charge shots letting the
    minions deal with him.
    
    You will access another merchant after the battle and can slash more flowers
    around the battleground. Increase the power of your earth Charged shot.
    
    
    PILLAR JUMPING
    --------------
    Carefully jump across three rock towers to the next platform and fire at three
    attacking birds: all weak to earth. There's another white icon to the far right,
    but you cannot access this just yet so ignore it for now. Check for pots and
    flowers and a log.
    
    Jump over three more  pillars to the next platform where you need to kill
    another bird. Head left and jump down five rock pillars to where a rock throwing
    giant is waiting. If you fall you'll be back at the start of this bit, and lose
    a little life. Use Merida's shadow to help judge the jumps. The giant's rocks
    can hit you on that final pillar although you could risk it and stop on that
    last pillar and use earth Charged shot arrows to kill him with minions although
    in fact he is has the white vulnerability.
    
    There are around 6 black birds to kill (using earth against them) after you jump
    down. Stand on the pressure plate which lifts the gate, but hurry through or
    you'll get squished!
    
    
    PURPLE MIST
    -----------
    Move on and the wooden fence drops to let you over a chasm. The purple mist
    indicates boss battle and it's the toughest one yet. These enemies also show the
    white weakness, so just do the best you can with what you've got, and as you'll
    have discovered, earth Charged shots work best. The first boar charges from the
    upper right corner and then the giant appears by the right hand wall.
    
    Charge shot the hurtling boar first and then target the rock throwing giant.
    When he's dead you'll have three more boars to kill, but they come to life one
    at a time. Jump and dodge to avoid them if they get too close. However in Brave
    mode it's best to target the boars first as a couple of hits from one of them
    can nearly kill you and they are very fast. Try and use at least two earth
    Charged shots as soon as possible and the minions should destroy the first boar.
    With two upgrades to earth Charged shot and one to increase the speed of the
    shot this battle was much easier! Stand back and fire off Charged shots to kill
    them all before they can reach you.
    
    
    WIND CHARM
    ----------
    Walk over the bridge to obtain the [WIND CHARM] and the trophy: Everyone knows
    it's windy. This charm does extra damage to rock enemies snd also lifts objects
    into the air. Use R2 to change the charm to wind and hit the icon at the left to
    make a platform allowing you to jump up. Shoot wind arrows at the target on the
    far wall to make a second platform and jump across and enter the opening. Use
    fire arrows now to burn away the barrier and you'll come out at the open doorway
    you couldn't reach before.
    
    
    TREASURE
    --------
    Jump down, and go right and you'll have to deal with four or five charging
    boars, but you can avoid them by jumping back to the ledge below the open door,
    or the one at the far side of the ledge, as they cannot follow. Destroy them all
    using earth Charged shot so you don't have engage them at all.
    
    Walk up the sloping path and you'll be attacked by some birds: they appear both
    in front and behind you. Finally use wind sword on the white icon to get that
    chest. It contains a [TAPESTRY OF FEROCITY] increasing Queen Elinor's damage.
    
    Head right, back to the merchant, and upgrade the wind Charge shot if you can
    afford it. Jump across the stone pillars again to a wide ledge. You'll find four
    rock giants here, but they are easy to defeat with the wind charm equipped. Stay
    well back and keep firing at them, watching out for the long range rocks they
    throw.
    
    Hit the wind icon in the far corner of the rock face and jump on the small
    platform that appears. This is a launchpad. Yay, time to fly! Press triangle and
    you're catapulted over the wall. Turn back and walk to the rock wall where you
    can smash a STATUE OF FERGUS [2].
    
    Kill the plant life on the ledge and then jump across three pillars to larger
    ledge with an earth icon. Activate it to launch a zip wire across to the far
    left. Fire arrows at the enemies in the distance and you can kill them all
    before they get close. These short and stocky enemies move slowly and appear in
    groups and are not vulnerable to anything specific. They will blow themselves up
    if you run away from them. Be careful not to get caught in their explosions. I
    like to use earth Charged shots and let the minions do the dirty work.
    
    There's a STATUE OF FERGUS [3] close to the rock wall here, a couple of wooden
    poles to smash and some flowers. Walk on and you'll see some pots by the edge of
    the rock and sea and a wind icon next to a ledge. Activate this to reach another
    STATUE OF FERGUS [4] on the high ledge.
    
    A couple of birds appear when you reach the corner of the pathway. Kill them
    with earth arrows and then use wind arrows to hit the icon on the rock across
    the water to create a stone platform. Double jump to reach the rock and then
    jump to the next rock to break a couple of barrels. Use wind arrows again to
    another wind icon and make another stepping stone to the last small rocky
    outcrop.
    
    Open the treasure chest which contains the [SHORT BOW]. Hit the wind icon and
    jump on a small green platform which turns out to be a launchpad. Press triangle
    to be deposited directly into the purple mist.
    
    
    PURPLE MIST WAYSTONE
    --------------------
    You're in a battle with a lot of skeletons (about twelve of them) and a rock
    monster. The battleground is fenced in and small so you can't back up and stand
    at a distance. Use fire arrows on the skeletons first and then you'll probably
    have to use your sword as they crowd in around you. Dodge the rocks thrown
    and then change to the wind charm to finish off the rocky rogue.
    
    By the way, if you pass out during this battle you'll be returned to the
    previous battle before all the island hopping. In Brave mode you need good
    health when you begin this battle and that's not easy to accomplish. At least
    you don't have cross over the islands again and can go directly to the second
    battle. I upgraded both earth and fire Charged shot to the maximum for these
    battles and that made all the difference.
    
    Upgrade Charged shot wind at least once and then climb the ledges to where you
    see a circular moving rock thing down to your left. Use wind on the icon to make
    a launchpad and when you land use earth Charged shots to destroy the dumpy
    suicidal enemies that emerge from this. Clean up the plants life and barrels and
    jump up to a round rock ledge where you can view a rock throwing giant.
    
    Keep moving along the rocks, sweeping up the flora and pots as you go, to where
    you can target him at a safe distance. His rocks all fall into the sea but your
    Charged shot wind arrows can reach him! Cross the gap using the platform
    activated by a wind arrow.
    
    
    PUZZLE
    ------
    Hit all three red targets along the rock walls and this causes a chest to
    appear. Open it to get a [TAPESTRY PIECE] which increases the duration of
    Merida's power attack. Swipe the scenery for coins before heading to the right.
    Shoot wind arrows at three icons to create platforms to cross over the sea to
    the far shore. Walk right, to the end of the narrow ledge, to find a STATUE OF
    FERGUS [5].
    
    Go back up the pathway and head up towards a building. Change to fire arrows to
    smack down a couple of skeletons. Then, use wind to hit the icon on the rock
    face. Jump up to the next area and smash the bits and pieces for some coins
    before walking left to trigger another triplet puzzle.
    
    
    TRIPLET PUZZLE
    --------------
    1. The green light begins on the lower right triplet, but change to the upper
    left one.
    2. Pull on the glowing bear face to lower the platform on the lowest ledge.
    3. Change to the first triplet on the lower ledge and step onto the platform.
    4. Return to the top left one and release to move the platform higher. Walk back
    to the pressure plate and stand on it to make a path for the lower triplet.
    5. Move the third, upper right triplet onto the second pressure plate to make
    the second part of the path.
    6. Move the lower triplet across the path to the right. Activate the switch.
    7. This creates a doorway through the wall on the top level, so move that
    triplet right, to the second switch.  Activate it to open the way for Merida
    
    Double jump to the rock and turn up. Open a chest at the upper side of the rock,
    next to the building wall. This contains a [TAPESTRY OF VALOR] piece which
    increases Merida, the Coop Wisp, and Queen Elinor's health. Jump over three
    rock pillars to an open area with three rock groups slowly turning and some
    nasty looking purple mist.
    
    
    PURPLE MIST
    -----------
    There are more of the strange rocky round things that spew suicidal minion
    type creatures. Respond with your own minions! Except the rocky enemies are all
    weak to wind, but the minions can protect you for a short while.
    
    This is another tricky battle in Brave mode as the enemy minions are strong and
    their fire ring suicidal attacks can quickly kill Merida. Run around dodging
    them with L1 and avoiding the rock throwing giants too, continuously firing off
    wind arrows until they blow themselves up or you kill them. I wasn't fussy. Once
    they are gone it's not so bad, Just two wind weak giants to avoid and destroy.
    
    The merchant is available again, and you could upgrade your fire Charged shot,
    if it's not yet at full charge, since the next stage has many weak to fire
    enemies. Step into the white misty river at the left of the rock to return to
    the Ring of Stones.
    
    
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    3. CHILLED CREEK ....................................................... *WALK3
    
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    1/1 Weapon (Sharpened Runesword)
    3/3 Tapestry
    Ice Charm
    Statue of Fergus - 14
    
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    You begin this stage on an icy path in a forest. Hit the fire icon in the tree
    trunk to your left with a fire charm attack and enter the opening to find the
    first STATUE OF FERGUS [1]. Continue walking up the path smashing branches and
    mounds of snow along the route and keep the fire charm equipped.
    
    
    PURPLE MIST WAYSTONE
    --------------------
    When you reach the clearing you'll be attacked by silver wolves and a large ice
    creature. Shoot fire arrows at them all and use the power attack if you have it
    and if the orb is showing a circle. You can retreat and jump back up the small
    ledge to the path and the wolves cannot reach you there. Keep shooting your
    Charged fire shot from there until you've go them all. After that it's quite
    easy to destroy the single ice giant.
    
    Access the merchant and buy the power attack if you haven't done so already or
    acquire two power upgrades. One extra power from doing damage and the other from
    taking damage.
    
    Continue onwards under an overhanging rock and head to the right after crossing
    the bridge. Smash a STATUE OF FERGUS [2] and then a second STATUE OF FERGUS [3]
    to the left of the back wall. Climb the ledges and smash the stack of stones
    blocking an opening in the rock face to find a chest with a [TAPESTRY OF BATTLE]
    piece. This increases the duration of Merida's power attack. Walk down the path
    and you emerge at a ledge above the merchant battleground. Hit the wind icon on
    he dead tree and use the zipline to cross to the right.
    
    Break a couple of snow mounds and walk up the narrow path with three more mounds
    and a pole to break. You'll see two wind icons on the edge of the icy river.
    Shoot them with wind arrows and change back to fire before crossing the
    platforms.
    
    
    PURPLE MIST
    -----------
    As soon as you land on the far side you'll be attacked by three ice monsters all
    firing ice spears at you. Run back and forth from right to left to dodge these
    while shooting fire arrows at them. When they are downed silver wolves appear
    from the white circular rocks. After all are destroyed the gate opens.
    
    In Brave mode you might need to do more than this. You can jump back over the
    two earth platforms to the left ledge and shoot fiery Charged shots from this
    safe ground. Don't stand on the actual platforms as the giants' ice spears can
    hit you there, but after they have gone you can move to the second earth
    platform to attack the third giant. You'll also get the two white round stone
    enemies as well. It might sound like cheating, but in Brave mode anything is ok!
    
    
    ICE CHARM
    ---------
    Go through the open gateway to claim the [ICE CHARM] and the Trophy: Ice to see
    you. This charm hurts fire-type enemies and can freeze or cool objects.
    
    Return to the battleground and fire ice arrows at the three ice icons to the
    right to make platforms. Cross over the river to the far side and break the snow
    mound, barrel and pole. Head off to the right and as soon as you go through the
    stone arch a door will shut behind you.
    
    There are three visible snow mounds and a pole to break. Walk up to the top
    mound and you'll see two more to the left of it and a STATUE OF FERGUS[4].
    Follow the path down to another purple mist boss battle.
    
    
    PURPLE MIST
    -----------
    Equip the ice charm for this. Walk some way into the mist and then turn to shoot
    ice arrows at the monsters. You won't yet have the Charged shot for ice so do
    the best you can with ordinary arrows and hit the boars with your sword if they
    get too close. One trick is to jump up on the ledge at the upper left and the
    boards can't reach you there. But you cannot see the rest of the enemies as they
    are out of sight. Jump down from the ledge and the boars will rush at you so you
    can jump back up and attack them again. After dealing with the charging red
    boars attack the red circular stone monsters.
    
    Before moving on smash the STATUE OF FERGUS [5], snow mound and pole on the
    upper left ledge. There are two more snow mounds to the left of the ledge.
    
    
    ICY JUMPING
    -----------
    Follow the path up and break five snow mounds and a log as you go. There are
    floating ice stones circling a small rocky island. Shoot at the ice icons to
    change the stones to solid platforms but jump on them before they disappear! You
    can jump on one and reach the first small island with a double jump -  starting
    from the stony ground at the edge of the shore. Break the two snow mounds here
    and then jump on an ice stone to reach the island to the right where there's
    another snow mound.
    
    From here, make another ice stone to reach the island to the upper left of the
    river. Smash the STATUE OF FERGUS [6] here and return to the right. If you want
    more coins you can jump across to the island with two snow mounds to smash, but
    that's not necessary.
    
    The goal now is to reach safe ground all the way to the right of the screen. You
    cannot see it just yet. Shoot and jump onto a moving stone and then shoot again
    and jump again. They move slowly and won't sink so it's easy to keep moving to
    the right until the ledge comes into view. You'll end up on a small ledge with a
    wind icon. Break the snow mound and hit the icon with the wind charm equipped.
    
    
    PUZZLE
    ------
    Jump up to the higher ground where you'll find a simple shining stone puzzle.
    Climb the ledges and stand on the left stone first, then the highest one, then
    the one on the right ledge, and finally the one on the ground.  This opens a
    door to a treasure chest containing a [SHARPENED RUNESWORD] which increases
    damage with all swords. Smash the snow mounds while you're on the upper ledge.
    
    
    ICY JUMPING + MONSTERS
    ---------------------------
    From this area, jump down to the right and break a pole and two snow mounds. And
    yes, more ice stones and river jumping. However this time there are ice
    skeletons throwing spears at you. Kill the nearest one with fire arrows before
    you start jumping the ice. Hit the ice icons with ice arrows and make for the
    island that enemy was on and quickly kill the skeleton on the nearest island.
    
    Your next target is to head for dry land, landing close to the island with a
    STATUE OF FERGUS [7]. To access that, stone hop your way to the open ground to
    the right of that island.
    
    As soon as you land change to the fire charm to kill ice wolves. However, if
    you're quick you can just jump across to the island to your left and stand still
    killing the wolves from there. They cannot reach you across the icy river and
    it's fun to watch them milling around aimlessly as you shoot. This strategy is
    essential in Brave mode and it will take a while to kill them all but just stand
    there and keep shooting. (After getting the 50 coins I got the trophy Affluent.)
    
    Return to the shore and break some snow mounds and poles before continuing to
    jump across the narrow gap and then up the ledges  and over a narrow bridge.
    
    
    PURPLE MIST WAYSTONE
    --------------------
    After crossing the wooden bridge it is pulled up, preventing you from going
    back, and once you jump to the large island it's fight time! You'll see purple
    mist in the distance so prepare for battle with the fire charm. There are two
    large ice monsters that fire ice spears and some spear throwing skeletons. The
    second ice monster doesn't appear until the first one is dead. The angle is
    really awkward so be careful not to fall off into the river.
    
    This is harder in Brave mode, of course! Keep trying until the power attack
    gauge is full and then you can use melee attacks to good effect on the big
    monsters. Start by charging your fire arrows BEFORE you jump into the purple
    mist. Fire these at the ice monster that appears at the lower right of the
    island and follow up by hitting with your sword. After killing one, go for the
    skeletons as you have a few seconds before the second giant appears.
    
    You CAN jump back to the path, or to the second lower path, but the spears can
    reach you there so you'll have to keep jumping to avoid them. Go too far and
    your arrows can't reach the enemies. But stop firing and they will stop too, so
    you can take a break!
    
    After the battle walk back and jump the gap to a narrow path at the bottom left
    of the screen. It's parallel with the bridge path. You'll find a chest
    containing [TAPESTRY OF FEROCITY] piece that increases Queen Elinor's damage.
    Back to the flowers and the merchant for another upgrade with all the ice skills
    unlocked. Get the Charged shot and an upgrade.
    
    
    ISLAND HOPPING
    --------------
    From the battlefield head up and make a quick trip to the single island with a
    snow mound on it for extra coins. Use ice arrows to make an ice stone path to
    the nearest small island to the right. You'll be attacked by a skeleton as soon
    as you land so attack back fast using fire arrows. It's tricky to target him as
    he's almost out of sight and it's best to use ordinary bow attacks. Jump across
    to that island: there's a snow mound and a pole to break. Make an ice stone to
    the right and jump to to reach an island with a STATUE OF FERGUS [8] and barrel.
    
    From here you can see two islands. The upper left one has a fire skeleton and
    stuff to smash, but nothing else of note.  Go up the river to the upper right
    island with a snow mound and pole and then make your way to the shore. There are
    no more enemies. Climb up the ledges to your left to reach a STATUE OF FERGUS
    [9]. Break the four snow mounds and smash the two poles for extra cash.
    
    
    PUZZLE
    ------
    Step on the upper left pressure plate and stand still to move the ring around so
    the yellow sections are lined up pointing left. Step on the upper right one to
    make the ring spin faster in a clockwise direction and step off it when the
    yellow section is lined up with the rest. This opens the door in the back wall.
    
    
    CASTLE
    ------
    You are now inside an area with high stone walls and pillars. There are no
    enemies in here, just some fun jumping around. Walk up to the edge and jump
    across the first set of pillars to the central tower roof. Stand on the middle
    of the four shining stones. Take it in turns to stand on each of the other
    stones in turn to open a shutter revealing a red target icon. Fire at all three
    one by one and you'll see a bridge drop at the far side of the area. Before
    leaving this tower shoot an earth arrow at the icon up to the right to make a
    platform.
    
    Go to the upper left corner of the tower roof and jump onto the pillar. From
    here jump to the pillar with the STATUE OF FERGUS [10] and then jump up to the
    pillar at the right (the one with the wooden shutter on it) and jump back down
    to the tower. Next, jump to the upper pillar and then onto the green platform.
    You'll need double jumps for these. Walk left to pick up the KEY and break the
    barrels. Jump down the ledge to the left and open the chest to get a [TAPESTRY
    OF VALOR] piece. This increases health for Merida, the Coop Wisp and the Queen.
    
    Return outside - yes, jumping all the way back by the same route - and activate
    the Keystone on the blue magic gate.
    
    More ice jumping! Look right and jump to the small island and then across the
    ice platforms to the island where you see a STATUE OF FERGUS [11] and a pole.
    The ice platforms will sink in the middle of the river so make your way around
    this sink hole. Break the items and return to the path. Walk up to the wooden
    building breaking two poles and snow mounds as you go, and a triplet puzzle will
    begin.
    
    
    TRIPLET PUZZLE
    --------------
    1. Move all three bears onto the central wooden bridge.
    2. Move one up to the end and turn right to find a nearly hidden switch to pull
    and release. This turns the bridge.
    3. Move one to the left switch and the one still on the bridge to the right
    ledge. Stand on the pressure plate to raise two shutters.
    4. Release the bridge with the first triplet and go back to stand on the bridge.
    5. Pull the switch with the left triple to raise the bridge.
    6. Move the one on the bridge across the path to the switch at the upper right.
    Activate it to create a bridge for Merida!
    
    
    Cross the bridge and use a wind sword swipe on the icon. Step onto the platform
    and launch yourself upward. Move up the islands breaking stuff as you go and
    watch out for nasty birds: they are weak to earth and there are two groups of
    them. Stand still and shoot until they are dead. Reach a larger island to find a
    STATUE OF FERGUS [12] and you can see the dangerous purple mist ahead.
    
    
    PURPLE MIST WAYSTONE
    --------------------
    For this battle you need to use both ice and fire charms. There are ice wolves
    and an ice monster and fire boars and a fire monster. Once the small fry are
    dead target the big guys one at a time using the correct element.
    
    The battle starts with white wolves and then the fire boars join in. Jump back
    to the small island where you can attack these enemies with impunity! Once they
    are dead move onto the main battleground as the ice and fire giants will both
    appear and it's easier to dodge the spears on the larger island. Target the ice
    giant first as its spears are more dangerous than the fire giant's rocks.
    
    
    TREASURE
    --------
    Walk up past the merchant and jump across to a smaller island. From here jump
    right to reach safer ground. Break two snow mounds and turn down the screen to
    jump a narrow gap to a round island where you'll find a STATUE OF FERGUS [13].
    Jump back to the shore and and head to the right, around a rock and tree to find
    two snow mounds and a hidden STATUE OF FERGUS [14]. Walk past the left side of
    the tree and it will fall, blocking access back. Keep going to reach the misty
    exit, a scene and hence to the Ring of Stones.
    
    
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    4. BURIED PASSAGE ...................................................... *WALK3
    
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    1/1 Weapon (Horned Hunter's Bow]
    1/1 Outfit (Woolen Covering)
    2/2 Tapestry
    Statue of Fergus - 12
    
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    On arrival turn to the left and jump over the gap to the next large island.
    Shoot at the skeleton enemies that appear on the high ledge using the fire charm
    and Charged shot. You can kill them all before getting too close, and jump out
    of the way of their spears. Mop up the flowers and log for extra coins before
    proceeding.
    
    Cross to the ledges where they were and turn left. Walk to the end of the ledge
    to find your first STATUE OF FERGUS [1]. (You might have already smashed this
    statue when killing the skeletons.) Go back and continue along the ledge
    until you can jump onto a small island and thence to a moored platform. Kill
    more skeletons shooting at you from the shore before you jump across.
    
    Now, turn to the right and edge along the narrow ledge, jumping a small gap,
    until you find a STATUE OF FERGUS [2] as well as some flowers to slash. Return
    to the corner and walk up and you'll be in a battle with lots of toad things
    dropping from the roof. Whack them all with your sword or stand back and fire
    off arrows. Before going further turn left and jump across the gap to find
    another STATUE OF FERGUS [3]. Return to the path and take a few steps, then
    shoot wind arrows at the icon to make a platform. Jump across to the left wall
    of the cavern and walk on.
    
    
    PURPLE MIST WAYSTONE
    --------------------
    You'll soon come to a purple mist area so equip the fire charm to deal
    with a large number of spear throwing skeletons.
    
    The best strategy is to jump back to the path and you get a better view
    of the skeletons' spear attacks from here. It's much easier to target them and
    avoid the attacks from these ledges, but their spears can reach you even on
    top-most ledge. More skeletons appear after killing a few so keep going!
    
    There's a wall jump to the upper right from the battleground which leads to a
    ledge with some pots to break and an alcove with a STATUE OF FERGUS [4]. Again,
    you might have already destroyed it while shooting at the skeletons, but it's
    worth while checking! However, in Brave mode you could escape the massed
    skeletons by making the wall jump first! Fire down on them from the relative
    safety of this ledge: although a few spears might reach you, it's easier to jump
    out of their way than if you were on the ground. I tried both of these
    strategies and found that the first one was the best as you get a full view
    of the battleground.
    
    Access the merchant after the battle. You will need wind Charged shot for the
    boss of this area so start upgrading that now!
    
    
    TREASURE
    --------
    Walk up to the right of the battleground and behind the waterfall where you'll
    find a few flowers and a shining stone wall jump. (The boar statue gateway isn't
    accessible. ) Make sure to hit all three shining stones and that opens a small
    gate on the upper ledge. Here you'll find another STATUE OF FERGUS [5]. Ignore
    the blue magic gate to the upper left and continue right to reach an open
    doorway which closes behind you.
    
    Walk along the dark path and watch out for a small island to the right. Jump to
    that and break the STATUE OF FERGUS [6]. Jump back and be careful now because
    random spikes that appear as if from an underground spiky creature. Stay to the
    right of the path and move forwards quickly using Dodge to avoid them. At the
    end of the path use a wind charm to hit two icons and make platforms across the
    gap. Ahead of you is a small wall jump that leads to a STATUE OF FERGUS [7] on a
    high ledge. There are a few small pots to break on a ledge jutting out over the
    river just before you jump up to the purple mist area.
    
    
    PURPLE MIST
    -----------
    There's a battle coming up: be prepared to switch between charms for your
    Charged shots: earth for the small creatures, which appear first, and fire for
    the skeletons, which tend to appear close to the thorns. You'll think it's over
    and then more small monsters will appear so don't drop your guard until the
    surrounding fence disappears. Pick up the key in the alcove at the back of the
    battleground behind the thorns in the far wall.
    
    
    MORE TREASURE
    -------------
    Drop down at the right of the battle arena where you can break some small pots
    and shoot wind arrows to make two platforms. At the far side climb the ledges
    and near the left wall and then shoot two earth icons high up in wall and jump
    them to the left.  You'll need to double jump the first gap. Reach the treasure
    chest with reveals [OUTFIT], WOOLEN COVERING, and a trophy! My Fair Lassie.
    
    Jump back down and continue walking to the right where you'll encounter more of
    the small stocky monsters here after leaping the narrow gap. Use your trusty
    minions to deal with them. (You can jump back across the gap and shoot from
    there, and in fact they will leap off the edge like lemmings!) I got the Tremble
    trophy here: for defeating 100 enemies using the Earth charm.
    
    The path turns up and you'll pass through a gateway and be back where you did
    the first wall jump.  Do it again and make your way up left, up a couple of
    ledges, to the magic gate.
    
    Activate the keystone and continue along the path. Kill four skeletons and then
    hit the two earth icons to make platforms. Jump to the safe rock and shoot wind
    arrows to make a third platform. A single stocky creature will attack when you
    land.
    
    Two more earth icons make platforms to take you over to the left bank of the
    tunnel. Change to the fire charm and shoot at three skeletons in the distance
    but don't walk forwards because you'll encounter more spikes on this path. Step
    forwards and then retreat to the earth platform and let the spikes spike! After
    that you can pass through safely. Change back to the earth charm to hit three
    more icons and make a pathway to the purple mist area.
    
    
    PURPLE MIST
    -----------
    Battle small boar monsters and large rock throwing golems. Most monsters are
    weak to wind but that doesn't matter because you're in Elinor's form. There are
    also a few fire weak skeltons.
    
    After trashing them all you're back in control of Merida. Hit the single wind
    icon to make a catapult platform and you're launched to a new area.
    
    Go right, climbing a couple of dark ledges, to reach a STATUE OF FERGUS [8] and
    lots of small pots to break. Walk back and jump up the wider ledge to continue
    up a wide path where you'll meet three weak to wind boars. The Slam attack is
    handy on the boars after the initial Charged wind shot. Two weak to fire
    skeletons will appear after you've dispatched the boars and two more skeletons
    appear behind you. Run back to target them all with fire Charged shots.
    
    Jump across to an island to the left where there's another triplet puzzle! How
    the hell did they get here!
    
    
    TRIPLET PUZZLE
    --------------
    At the start the green light is on the triplet in the middle, but swap to the
    one at the far left. I'm calling them 1, 2 and 3. from left to right.
    
    1. Move 1 onto the pressure plate in front of him and this removes the wall for
    2.
    2. Switch to 2 (he's next to the lever) and move him right and down to stand on
    another pressure plate. This removes the wall for number 3.
    3. Move 3 forwards and pull the bear face.  Stay there.
    4. Move 2 back to his starting position next to the lever and wait.
    5. Move 1 up to the bear face and pull.
    6. Swap to 2 and activate the lever now that the two side stones have been moved
    out of the way. That drops a wooden door to stop the water.
    
    
    TREASURE HUNTING
    ----------------
    Back in control of Merida smash some pots and walk to the left of the island.
    Shoot ice arrows at two icons to allow her to jump across the river to the
    left bank. There's a chest here containing a [TAPESTRY OF VALOR] piece which
    increases health for Merida, the Coop Wisp and Queen Elinor (and some pots to
    break). Return to the central island and jump the two wooden platforms to reach
    a tunnel.
    
    There's a blue magic gate to your right which you cannot access right now.
    Use wind on the icon and jump up on the platform to reach an opening in the
    wall. A gate will shut behind you. Stop well before the end of the passage
    because there are spikes that erupt from the ground to hurt you. Shoot the icon
    with the earth charm and jump to the platform when it's safe.
    
    On the far side there's a wide area with a STATUE OF FERGUS [9] and some pots at
    the upper right, but there are more spikes to avoid. Jump and dodge staying
    close to the upper wall and heading to the statue. Don't linger as the spikes
    come right up to the wall. The spikes follow Merida so really you can go in
    direction. Staying close to the lower edge also works: circle around to reach
    the pots and statue.
    
    
    BATTLES
    -------
    From here, jump a high ledge heading left. You'll be attacked by those rushing
    boars and some rock throwing giants. Use wind on them all and you can force the
    rushers off the edge with your sword. If you're struggling you can run all the
    way to left and jump up a ledge. From there you can send some minions to destroy
    the boars. The giants are not too hard as it's easy to avoid their rocks. In
    Brave mode this battle is a lot tougher as you might already have lost some
    health from the spikes, so running for the ledge is a good idea.
    
    After the battle walk up to open a chest in the alcove. You'll get a [TAPESTRY
    OF FEROCITY] piece. which increases Queen Elinor's damage. (If this is a return
    trip you can simply use the dodge roll to race across to the left and avoid this
    battle completely!)
    
    Continue heading left jumping up a high ledge and breaking some pots. Where the
    path dips down watch out when you hear the sound of spikes. Wait until they are
    retreating and follow them and jump over. They only appear on the green mottled
    ground and at the far side you're safe. Stand on the pressure plate and fire at
    the icon to open a door. Go through and turn up the screen to find a STATUE OF
    FERGUS [10]. Smash a few pots, collect the key and hit the wind icon. Use the
    launchpad to get fired back to the middle island.
    
    Jump the wooden platforms again and walk up the passage ahead to activate the
    Keystone on the magic barrier. Go through the opening and watch out!
    
    Three fire skeletons appear on the ledge to your left. You can fire off a
    Charged shot at them and retreat behind the pillar edge to get ready for another
    Charged shot. Deal with them and smash the pots before moving on to reach the
    purple mist area where a few of those small dumpy creatures attack. Just use
    your earth minions Charged shot to take care of them quickly and you can retreat
    a little to the ledge where the skeletons were to stay out of their way.
    
    At the far side of the cavern you'll find a wall jump. Take care to hit all the
    shining stones as you go up - start with the left one to makes it easy enough.
    At the top stand on the fifth shining stone to open the gate.
    
    
    PURPLE MIST WAYSTONE
    -------------------
    As you walk along the path you'll be attacked by fire skeletons shooting at you
    from a ledge at the right. Shoot them with charged fire arrows and then head for
    the purple mist. The enemies are fire vulnerable skeletons with that dying spear
    explosion and small weak to earth creatures that run around quickly. Use both
    earth and fire attacks and dodge the dying spears.
    
    For Brave mode jump back across the gap and keep firing at the skeletons from a
    distance. Don't bother with the small monsters until all the skeletons are gone.
    There are a lot of them!
    
    You should have collected a nice amount of gold by now and can upgrade more
    attacks. As many wind upgrades as you can afford is recommended to prepare for
    the next boss battle.
    
    Walk to the far right of the battleground where the ice rocks disappear under a
    ledge and you'll discover a STATUE OF FERGUS [11].
    
    
    JUMPING TO THE GOLEM
    --------------------
    This is a rather beautiful scene now - and requires slow jumping! Shoot ice
    arrows at the floating rocks and head upstream until you can jump left to a
    round island. From here, move down and shoot the wind icon to make a single
    unmoving block. Jump across to the lower island and open the chest. You get the
    [HORNED HUNTER'S BOW] which increase damage of all bows.
    
    Go back the way you came and head for another island at the upper right of the
    screen with a wind icon. Hit it to make a launchpad that sends you high up onto
    a path leading to a huge giant.
    
    Before moving on change to the earth charm. He'll be chucking boulders at you
    and the idea is to avoid these as you run along the path. At the end you'll see
    four earth icons high on the right wall which you need to shoot to make a path.
    
    But before that hit the purple looking stones at the right of the path to
    reveal an alcove with a STATUE OF FERGUS [12]. Dodge the giant's rocks as you
    jump over the earth platforms to reach the ledge with the wind icon. Hit the
    wind icon and use the launch pad to reach the boss platform.
    
    
    PURPLE MIST WAYSTONE
    --------------------
    Try and kill the giant guardian as quickly as you can using Charged shot: wind
    attacks. Once he's downed the battle is won, so don't waste too much effort on
    the smaller enemies. That's the theory, but it's impossible to do this in Brave
    mode and you need to kill all the other enemies first.
    
    In Brave mode this is an extremely tough battle. My recommendation for Brave
    mode is to maximise ALL attacks first. You need that extra power attack bonus,
    plus the health upgrades especially as your health isn't yet good. I tried this
    battle for hours and failed before doing these upgrades. Don't even think about
    the Golem until the rest are dead. What I find so tricky is that with all the
    racing around I suddenly find my charm has changed. I swear I didn't change it!
    But anyway...If you die you'll be back at the launch pad so it's not that
    troublesome to repeat the battle.
    
    The dashing boar type enemies emerge from circular collection of rocks so you
    should target those enemies to stop the boars from being spawned. There are four
    of these, one at the top edge, one at the lower edge and two to the left of the
    arena.
    
    When you land at the battleground watch where the Golem is throwing his rock. If
    it's at you when you land be quick to and roll and dodge out of the way. If it's
    not, then stand and fire off a wind Charged shot before moving down the arena to
    attack the circular stone at the lower edge. You'll have to kill some boars and
    will get attacked by those stocky suicidal monsters too. Slam attacks are handy
    against these enemies. After this, dodge/roll to the upper edge and attack the
    second circular stone and don't stop.
    
    Head over to the left side and attack the remaining two rock circles and with a
    power attack activated you might be able to destroy a couple of giants too.
    
    Keep avoiding the Golem's rocks which have a wide area of effect - the dodge
    move can help with this - but you may simply find yourself jumping around like a
    pogo dancer. Get too close to the Golem and it stomps with its foot. There is a
    life gauge under the monster, at his feet, which is hard to spot at first. After
    all other enemies are gone keep firing Charged shot wind arrows at him and
    eventually he'll go down.
    
    You'll obtain the stage trophy: Taking out the trash, for defeating the Rock
    Golem Guardian. Buy anything you need and walk up to the misty doorway back to
    the Ring of Stones.
    
    
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    5. SWAMP OF SHADOWS .................................................... *WALK4
    
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    1/1 Weapon (Bearstrike Blade)
    1/1 Bow (Bearstrike Composite Bow)
    3/3 Tapestry
    Statue of Fergus - 9
    
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    Attack some flowers and a pole and then walk right and drop down to the lower
    ledge, facing down the screen, to find the first STATUE OF FERGUS [1]. Shoot the
    wind icon to make a platform and jump to the main path. There are some enemies
    up to the left if you backtrack a bit, and these are vulnerable to earth.
    
    
    PURPLE MIST
    -----------
    Move to the next ledge and don't jump across to the purple mist area. From here
    you can target all the enemies that appear. Use earth arrows on the little ones
    and fire on the skeletons. You can rack up a nice streak if you just avoid the
    death spears of the latter. (I got around 15 or 16 which is enough to earn the
    Impressive trophy for killing 15 enemies without incurring damage.) Note that I
    tried this battle using just earth Charged shots which creates minions to do the
    dirty work for you and this didn't work! The skeletons never appeared.
    
    Even if you don't get enough enemies to complete the Impressive trophy it is a
    really good place to gain the All Bunched Up trophy earned for killing five
    enemies at once if you haven't already obtained it. Wait until they gather close
    to your ledge and blast them with a Charged shot. It might not work the first
    time but keep trying - it's an easy area to reach on a re-visit.
    
    When all enemies are gone jump across the water and access the merchant. Cross
    the log bridge to a puzzle and kill a single earth enemy from a distance before
    you reach it.
    
    
    PUZZLE
    ------
    The goal is to get the five orange squares lined up on the circle.  Two squares
    will move around the circle when you stand on the pressure plate. Shooting the
    target will change the direction of the outer square. Get the outer one close to
    the left side of the slot for it and adjust its position as the inner one gets
    closer until they both line up. Basically keep firing at the shield. The reward
    is a chest with a [TAPESTRY OF FEROCITY] piece which increases Queen Elinor's
    damage.
    
    
    PURPLE MIST
    -----------
    Keep going to the upper right and jump the gap, and then cross the log to where
    you can see the purple mist. This is a fun pound and swipe battle with the
    Queen. Keep attacking the boards, golems and skeletons until there are no more
    enemies left.
    
    After the battle continue up a ledge and shoot two red targets on two trees.
    This produces a treasure chest. Open it to acquire the [BEARSTRIKE BLADE] sword
    which increases damage with all swords. Smash the pole and flowers nearby before
    returning to the main area.
    
    
    WINDY HOPPING
    -------------
    Walk up and to the right and use the wind charm to shoot at icons and make
    three stepping stones across the swamp. Jump up the ledge to reach another
    STATUE OF FERGUS [2], a pole and some flowers and then continue to the left to
    the next group of four wind icons. Shoot them to create stepping stones.
    
    Once on safe ground again move forwards a couple of steps to encounter two
    skeletons that need fire Charged shots. Jump up the ledges to the left to find a
    treasure chest guarded by a three static mushroom things, Just shoot them first!
    You'll get a [TAPESTRY OF VALOR] piece from the chest - Merida, the Coop Wisp
    and Queen's health have been increased.
    
    Back on the main path you'll see an earth icon in the distance. There are three
    of them and all make platforms above some spiky ground. There is time to jump
    down to the ground and up onto the platform when the spikes retreat. Don't miss
    the STATUE OF FERGUS [3] at the right side of the path close to the first green
    platform.
    
    There are no enemies on the path and after a short scene you'll see another
    treasure chest on an island.  Go around the path to the right and make a double
    jump from the right side of the island and you'll land safely.  Before opening
    the chest check you have the fire charm equipped.
    
    Open it to get a new bow the [BEARSTRIKE COMPOSITE BOW] which increases damage
    with all bows, and before you can jump back to the path a number of fire
    vulnerable skeletons will appear. Kill them all from the island and watch out
    for their death spears.  (If this is a return trip to the stage the fire
    skeletons don't appear. ) Follow the path around to the far left to find an
    easily missed STATUE OF FERGUS [4].
    
    As you walk back up the path you'll see a lower ledge with a dead tree trunk.
    Drop down to this to avoid getting spiked. Keep going around the corner to the
    far right to find another STATUE OF FERGUS [5]. Back at the corner jump up to
    the highest ledge and you'll get attacked by four more weak to fire skeletons.
    You can dodge their death spears by ducking back to the lower ledge.
    
    
    PUZZLE
    ------
    There are two stone weights hanging on pulleys and two pressure plates on the
    ground. The left one opens the portcullis and the right one opens the gate
    behind it. Step on the left one and wait until the stone is fully dropped. Then
    step on the right one until it is also fully dropped, which only takes a couple
    of seconds. Then roll through the gateway (using L1) as fast as you can move!
    
    Hit two fire icons along the path to burn up some thorns and two large boulders
    drop and roll towards you. Jump to avoid them or run back towards the gate
    staying to the right side of the path and they will crash to the left. Keep
    going to the purple mist and equip the ice charm before you reach the visible
    giant fire throwing enemies. By the way, don't linger on the wooden platforms as
    they will sink into the water.
    
    
    PURPLE MIST WAYSTONE
    --------------------
    There are some fire boars as well as the fire stone throwing giants. If you stay
    on the lower grass ledge you can avoid some of their attacks and simply keep
    shooting with your ice arrows.(By setting the game to easy I finally got the
    Untouchable trophy after finishing this battle, having avoided damage since the
    beginning of the stage).
    
    Playing in Brave mode this is a tougher battle and staying on the lower ledge
    helps a lot as you can avoid the rushing boars and dodge the fiery rocks more
    easily. Charge up ice shot and jump to shoot. Keep doing this until all enemies
    are defeated.
    
    After the battle check out the merchant and then use wind arrows to make a
    stepping stone over the swamp. From the stone turn down to the right and jump
    onto a wooden jetty and then to an island where you'll find a STATUE OF FERGUS
    [6] and various other things to break and slash. Back to the stepping stone and
    jump quickly across to the upper shore as the wooden platform will sink.
    
    
    TREASURE
    --------
    Shoot the fire icon to burn the thorns and reveal a wall jump. Head left and use
    the wind charm on the icon inside a cavern to create a stepping stone across to
    a shining stone. Jump to the stone and the gate blocking access to the treasure
    chest will be removed. Double jump to avoid falling in the water. There's no
    timer switch on this puzzle so the chest is easy enough to obtain. You receive a
    [TAPESTRY OF BATTLE] piece which increases the duration of Merida's power
    attack.
    
    Climb the wall jump: jump left and then right and keep going until you reach the
    top left side. Hit the wind icon to make a platform from which you can jump to
    the right using a double jump. There's a STATUE OF FERGUS [7] on the ledge.
    
    Head left towards the purple mist but turn right before the next ledge down as
    there's a second wall jump, with a mushroom to destroy first. This is a longer
    wall than you've seen before and needs a quick double jump at the top of it to
    allow you to reach the ledge at the right. There's another STATUE OF FERGUS [8]
    here.
    
    
    PURPLE MIST
    -----------
    Head for the mist and you'll encounter a number of black wolves that have no
    special affinity so smash them with your sword. Slam attack is very effective on
    them. However, you can retreat to the ledge at the right of the area and attack
    them all with Charged shots. When the little fast creatures appear shoot Charge
    shot earth minions to finish them off. Finally some skeletons turn up with a few
    more wolves and they require fire attacks. It's pretty easy to avoid all damage
    in this battle so you could get that *no damage* trophy here.
    
    After they've all gone equip the ice charm and move up the dark path. Kill
    various mushrooms and some fire boars will come rushing down towards you. There
    are a lot of them and they move fast so stand still and keep firing at them from
    a distance.
    
    The grassy area is safe but after that is a spiky section. Shoot the wind icon
    to make a platform and use it to reach the other side in safety. Cross the swamp
    with care as the four wooden jetty platforms will sink if you're too slow.
    
    
    TRIPLETS PUZZLE
    ---------------
    One triplet is at the far left and two of them in the centre of the area.
    
    1. Move the left middle triplet up the two left ledges so he's in position to
    cross the wooden bridge to the right side of the area.
    2. The triplet at the upper left activates a lever that makes the trolley
    on the higher ledge throw something at the stones at the back wall. There are
    three of these and each one changes the alignment of the three wooden bridges.
    The pulley must be lined up directly with the stone you want to hit.
    3. The third triplet works the bear face at the right corner, and this moves the
    pulley along the ledge. Release (triangle) allows the pulley to move all the way
    back to to the far left.
    4. The goal is to make the left and middle bridge appear and move the triplet to
    the middle one, and THEN make the middle and right one appear so he can move all
    the way to the right and reach the lever.
    5.Get the triplet to the middle platform and move the cart opposite the middle
    target. Activate the lever at the left and this will make two platforms to allow
    the triplet to move all the way to the right. Activate that lever to open the
    gates for Merida.
    
    
    PURPLE MIST WAYSTONE
    --------------------
    Enter the room and then retreat, staying well back, OUTSIDE the gates, and use
    arrows on the black wolves until you've killed them all. (Ice is a good attack
    to use as it freezes them in their tracks.) Then small creatures and skeletons
    will appear. Keep back, firing earth and fire arrows there are no more of these
    enemies. Change to the ice charm and continue using Charged shot on the large
    fiery giants. After the battle there's a merchant stone at the upper right of
    the room for any upgrades.
    
    Leave the battle area and walk up the green path, but go slowly because when the
    path turns up 4 large rocks will come rolling down. Step to the left and they
    will crash harmlessly into the right wall. There is a STATUE OF FERGUS [9] to
    the left of the path before reaching the corner. There are no more obstacles or
    enemies until you reach the stone bridge, but after that use earth arrows to
    kill the four or five little critters that appear.
    
    
    PURPLE MIST
    -----------
    Equip the ice charm before entering the castle gate. It will close and you're
    faced with the final battle of this stage. Target the fire rocks at the lower
    left corner and fire boars with your ice attacks and then change to earth for
    the little creatures and the strange ropey tree in the upper left corner. There
    are a few skeletons too, but this is probably the easiest boss battle yet: even
    in Brave mode.
    
    There's nothing to find so enter the misty gateway to return to the Ring of
    Stones.
    
    
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    6. MURKY CHASM ......................................................... *WALK6
    
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    *What a strange place to put a treasure chest*
    
    1/1 Sword (Elkhorn Gladius)
    1/1 Bow (Elkhorn Seige Bow)
    1/1 Outfit (Tartan Safeguard)
    2/2 Tapestry
    Statue of Fergus - 13
    
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    You begin this stage at the bottom of some rocky steps. As you climb these
    causeway stones you'll be attacked by black birds. There are two groups - three
    at first, and as you reach the top stones two more birds appear. All are weak
    to earth attacks.  There are three earth platforms to make with earth arrows to
    access the higher rocks but there's an alternative route that leads to more
    treasure so don't bother with these. The route you'll go will end up above those
    platforms.
    
    Head right to kill three more birds. Destroy two barrels and jump to the right
    to reach a ledge up to a STATUE OF FERGUS [1]. Wall jump from here making sure
    to hit each shining stone as you head up, and when they are all lit, together
    with a fifth one at the top, a small cavern opens. The treasure chest inside
    contains a [TAPESTRY OF BATTLE] piece which increases the duration of Merida's
    power attack.
    
    Do a double jump to climb the wall at the left of the cave and shoot earth
    arrows at the icon to make a platform. Be careful jumping on this or you'll fall
    and will have to do the climb again. You'll reach another STATUE OF FERGUS [2].
    Jump off to the left and you're above the three earth platforms you ignored at
    the start of this detour.
    
    Hit the single earth icon at the base of rocks to reach a rock path to the left
    which takes you to a STATUE OF FERGUS [3]. Return to level ground and walk right
    and up the open chasm where you'll spot some skeletons in the distance. Stay
    behind the small ledge and kill them all with fire arrows.
    
    There's another earth platform to the right, an out of reach key high up in the
    rock wall, and a blue magic gate that requires that key. You can't do much here
    now so hit the thorns with fire and continue up the track.
    
    
    VOLCANO
    -------
    You're inside a volcano with black birds and spear skeletons to shoot. You can
    duck back to avoid attacks and it's not hard to kill them all with arrow
    attacks. Ahead are burning stones with ice icons, Shoot these with the ice charm
    and jump across the icy stones you've made. Be quick because the fire returns.
    Go left and burn up two thorn barriers to find a STATUE OF FERGUS [4].
    
    Continue your journey to the right and use earth on the three icons you can see.
    Jump across the lava floor using these platforms and a rock pillar and stop on a
    small rock island.
    
    Hit the fiery stones with ice arrows and jump to the right set and then the
    left, and then a double jump straight up onto a single safe stone with a stick
    you can smash. From here, make your way up the side of the cavern, using wind
    arrows on the first icon and earth on the next three.
    
    Stop on the final platform and get ready to fire lots of ice arrows onto the
    fire rocks to your right. Jump across and head up to jump across to safety. Some
    more black birds will turn up so kill them with earth arrows. Before going
    further change to the ice charm and kill a fire giant before changing the fire
    rocks to ice and jumping over the gaps. There are no more enemies to contend
    with for now.
    
    Keep going using the ice arrows to make a safe path over smaller stepping stones
    until you need a final double jump to reach a large rock platform. You'll see
    the keychain ahead and as soon as you collect it you'll be outside close to the
    gateway, where you first entered the fire cavern. Double jump the gap to the
    left to reach the magic gate. If you fall you can use the short cut of the earth
    platform to get back to the jump off spot.
    
    
    TREASURE
    --------
    Open the gate and carry on up the path to a small wall jump. Activate all three
    shining stones and the one at the very top and you'll open a stone door to
    reveal a STATUE OF FERGUS [5]. Go right to smash some scenery if you like.
    
    Further on to the left you'll see some fire skeletons in the distance and you
    can kill them all before crossing the water. Once they are gone and you approach
    the left rocks a large giant will appear. Stay at a lower ledge and you can
    easily miss his rocks. Jump and fire wind arrows at him.
    
    Return to the right and complete a simple shining stones puzzle to open a door
    and obtain a new bow. Step on them in the order of middle, right and then left.
    The [ELKHORN SEIGE BOW] increases damage with all bows.
    
    Back to where you fought the giant activate three earth platforms and jump to
    the higher ledge. Do the same again on another three platforms and make a double
    jump from the last one to reach the rock ledge. Jump down to a ledge with
    flowers on it and up again on the last ledge to reach a STATUE OF FERGUS [6].
    Drop down from here and walk right.
    
    Kill some more skeletons and another giant with fire and wind arrows before
    walking up under the archway. Watch out for a single rushing enemy and kill it
    with wind arrows before it can mess up your total kill score! There are two more
    of these enemies to deal with and after that there are no more enemies until you
    round the corner and reach the purple mist.
    
    
    PURPLE MIST WAYSTONE
    -------------------
    There are three rock hurling giants and a group of those large charging boar
    enemies. All of them are weak to wind so use your best power attacks and Charged
    shots on them all while dodging the rocks. Stay back and you can kill them all
    before they can reach you. (Once the giants are gone you could move up and jump
    on the upper left ledge out of the way of the boars.)
    
    Check the merchant after the battle - you should have just one tapestry of each
    type left to find, 2 outfits and bows and 3 swords.
    
    Jump up the rocks to the left and go right to find a pole and a STATUE OF FERGUS
    [7] inside an alcove off the top rock ledge. Turn left and you'll see another
    one on a small high ledge. Go left to get to the left of that ledge: a ledge
    with flowers on it, and double jump to the right to reach this STATUE OF FERGUS
    [8]. Drop back down.
    
    Cross the narrow rock bridge and climb up to where there's a choice of route:
    you'll see an open brown path of ground ahead (with a battle) and a narrow brown
    ledge to the right. Turn to the right and you'll find another narrow rock
    bridge which leads to a treasure chest. This contains the [ELKHORN GLADIUS]
    sword that increases damage with all swords.
    
    After getting the sword change your charm to ice and venture up to the open
    ground. There are two fire giants and a number of fire boars here. It's not that
    easy because of the lack of space to manoeuvre out of the way of the burning
    ground but stay back and use Charged shot: ice arrow attacks. A Slam attack is
    effective if the boars rush around you.
    
    Continue through the opening and don't jump onto the next ledge until you've
    timed the spikes that appear. The narrow brown path at the edge is safe from
    spikes. Fire arrows will remove the thorns that block an alcove and you can
    shelter there and get a STATUE OF FERGUS [9] too. Jump back to the safe bit of
    path and over the spikes. Now you can take a breather while the triplets do the
    work!
    
    
    TRIPLET PUZZLE
    --------------
    There's a circular ring puzzle with five orange sections to be lined up.
    
    1. The first (left) triplet stands on the pressure plate to open a gate for the
    middle one to reach the bear head.
    2. Pull the bear head until the inner three sections are lined up.
    3. Do the same with the third triplet who is already next to a bear head, moving
    the outer ring to line up with the other four.
    4. Finally, move the first triplet onto a lever and activate this. This resets
    the puzzle and opens the gate for Merida.
    
    
    PURPLE MIST
    ----------
    Walk up the path and watch out for two sections of spiky ground - it's the
    mottled darker green parts of the path before and after the corner. The first
    set of spikes starts where the second lot flowers are blooming.
    
    Ahead is a purple mist battle but it won't get going until you jump down to the
    battle arena, and there's a gap. I fell at the gap and was returned to the ledge
    when the enemies appeared. Firing arrows while staying out of their way on the
    ledge is not a bad strategy! It's easy to jump back to the ledge and you won't
    suffer any damage at all. Enemies are those annoyingly fast small critters that
    are weak to earth and a few wind weak enemies thrown in to keep things lively.
    
    
    MORE TREASURE
    -------------
    After the battle use an earth attack on the top right icon and wind on the next
    two to make three platforms to jump to a single grassy ledge. From here double
    jump up to the right to reach a higher ledge with a STATUE OF FERGUS [10]. (Or
    jump to the left and then to the right.) Hit the earth icon you see to the right
    of this ledge and jump across to an open cavern with barrels and pots to hit for
    coins, and a treasure chest. This contain a new outfit that's not as cute as the
    dresses: [TARTAN SAFEGUARD]. I was hoping for a tartan dress!
    
    Return to the green ledge and continue left, making four more earth platforms.
    Head up the path shooting wind arrows as you go because there are four more of
    those charging enemies and a single weak to wind giant with two more stumpy
    enemies at the far end of the track.
    
    Jump up three high ledges and then jump left to reach a STATUE OF FERGUS [11]
    and some flowers.
    
    
    PURPLE MIST WAYSTONE
    -------------------
    You'll see the purple mist after gaining that last coin stash so prepare for
    battle by equipping the ice charm. There are fire boars and a fire giant who
    appears on the high ledge to the left of the battle ground. After defeating the
    giant you can retreat to the ledge and the boars can't follow you if you need to
    stay safe.
    
    After the battle you can access the merchant and then jump up the ledge to carry
    on. Yes, there's more! First there are more of those slow moving stocky weak to
    wind enemies to kill on your way to another battle arena.
    
    
    PURPLE MIST
    -----------
    Mum comes to the rescue and it's fun smashing enemies off the rocks into the
    lava. The enemies are weak to wind and ice, not that it matters! At this point I
    got a new trophy: Mum's the word - Defeat 100 enemies as Queen Elinor.
    
    
    INSIDE THE VOLCANO
    ------------------
    After the battle look around the cavern to see two wind icons: one at the top
    left and another at the top right. You can double jump to the platform made by
    the left one and see a zipline above it that ends at the rocks to your right.
    This is sneaky because the camera angle and darkness of the rocks make it hard
    to see, but you can jump straight ahead to the rock wall and land on a low rock.
    
    Once you're safely across the lava jump up to the right and then again to the
    right to a ledge with a flower on it. From this small ledge do a double jump to
    the left to reach the higher rocks and another small stash. There's a famiiar
    STATUE OF FERGUS [12] on the ledge above your head.
    
    Drop down from here and do a careful jump to the left across a gap to the next
    rock ledge with another flower From here it's a double jump up to the high ledge
    at the left. Whew, now you see why it was worth the effort! There's a treasure
    chest in a small cavern containing [TAPESTRY OF VALOR] piece which increases
    health for Merida, the Coop Wisp and the Queen. This should net you a trophy for
    finding all the pieces of one tapestry. Throw rug - Complete a tapestry.
    
    The way back is easy. Hit the start of the zipline with your earth sword or
    arrows and use it to return to the rocky island on the lava. Jump down the
    screen to the central area of the cave and head up and right. Shoot the second
    wind icon with wind arrows (back off a bit if your arrows keep missing it) and
    shoot the earth icon with earth to make a platform to reach the exit ledge.
    
    
    TRAVELLING ON
    -------------
    Follow the path and shoot at five of the grey stocky enemies on the way to
    access an open area with more earth platforms. Take a few seconds to smell the
    flowers on a ledge to your right. Shoot the first two icons and jump to land
    using Merida's shadow to guide you. You end on a large ledge with more flowers
    and STATUE OF FERGUS [13] at the upper right. Shoot the next earth platform and
    jump across it to a small ledge with a shining stone.
    
    Stand on the stone to make it shine and then do a double jump across the gap
    down to the far left onto another ledge. From here make a double jump to reach
    the large ledge and a second shining stone and a locked gate. Stand on that and
    then head up to the right where your fire arrows will remove some thorns and
    reveal two more shining stones, one on the right wall and one on a flat ledge.
    
    Do a wall jump to the right to hit that stone and then left to reach the one of
    the ledge. With all four stones lit up you'll open the gate to the next area.
    There are no enemies yet, (although there's a pole to smash if you're feeling
    itchy) but at the end of a rocky path you can see a purple mist.
    
    
    PURPLE MIST WAYSTONE
    -------------------
    Prepare for this battle with the earth charm and carefully jump the rock pillars
    to reach the open platform.
    
    There's not much point using your sword for this fight because most of the
    enemies are airborne, although there are a few of the little earth weak enemies.
    Use your earth Charged shot to deal with these.
    
    The boss harpy is weak to earth although it's hard to spot the health bar and
    icon which hovers just below its claws. Keep running from side to side and use
    dodge to avoid the harpy's purple ball attacks. There are also some black birds
    to deal with. Once you've destroyed all the smaller enemies (who drop healing
    potions) they won't re-spawn and you can concentrate on the big guy. You'll get
    a trophy for beating the harpy: Mopping up.
    
    One problem is that the minions can be created over the sea instead of on the
    rocky battleground. Also, there's nowhere safe to hide! This is hard work in
    Brave mode but keep firing earth arrows at everything, picking up healing
    potions, and activating power mode as often as you can.
    
    Access the merchant as usual and enter the misty gate to return to the Ring of
    Stones.
    
    
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    7. FROZEN LOCH ......................................................... *WALK7
    
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    *Not feeling so good. I'd better find a potion for my health*
    
    1/1 Sword (Mustangshock Tulwar)
    1/1 Bow (Mustangshock Hunter Bow)
    2/2 Tapestry
    Statue Of Fergus - 3
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Don't be too quick to move over the bridge, but retreat, heading to the left,
    and you'll see some purple stones in the rock wall. Hit these with your sword to
    reveal a chest containing a [TAPESTRY OF FEROCITY] piece. Mum would be proud, as
    this increases Queen Elinor's damage. Smash three poles, cross the wooden
    bridge, jump the gap and continue to the icy ground. Turn down the screen
    before moving up to the purple mist. You'll find a STATUE OF FERGUS [1] to break
    open and some snow mounds to squash.
    
    
    PURPLE MIST WAYSTONE
    --------------------
    As you get closer to the mist a wall of spikes blocks the way ahead. Equip the
    fire charm because you'll be attacked by white wolves that are weak to fire and
    some black shadow wolves too. Some of them attack you from behind so keep on the
    move: you can even back away to the wooden bridge.
    
    When you've smashed most the wolves into coins an ice giant appears sending lots
    of icy spikes in your direction, but he's slow to turn, so it's easy to out-run
    him. Keep at a distance and shoot Charged shot fire arrows.
    
    Use the merchant to upgrade your fire or ice attacks if you haven't already
    done so. (I got two trophies after this battle: On Fire - defeat 250 enemies
    using the Fire Charm and Wealthy - accumulate a total of 15,000 currency.)
    
    Shoot ice arrows at the floating ice rocks and use them to jump across the icy
    water to the nearest island with a shining stones puzzle.
    
    
    PUZZLE
    ------
    There are 6 stones, lined up in sets of 3. Hit the hanging shield to be shown
    the order, but it's hard to remember as they whizz by so quickly! Jump on them
    in this order:  1, 6, 5, 2, 3, 4.
    
      Shield
    1         4
    
    2         5
    
    3         6
    
    Open the treasure chest to acquire a new sword: the fancy named
    [MUSTANGSHOCK TULWAR] which increases damage with all swords. (By the way, if
    you're revisiting the level you'll get 30 gold coins instead.)
    
    
    ICE JUMPING
    -----------
    You'll see two possible routes off this island: one involves jumping onto ice
    blocks that are approaching the island and the second route requires you to jump
    onto blocks heading away from the island. Both are tricky and need you to fire
    arrows as you go. Pick the ones heading away from the island: once you're on a
    block it will carry you up and to the left in relative safety.
    
    There are some ice tree enemies on an island that you should destroy. You'll
    need the fire charm for them, but keep on the block and don't land anywhere just
    yet. You'll go left where you can see three target icons on a rock face. Hit
    them with arrows and jump off your floating block to a small ledge with a
    treasure chest that appears. This contains [TAPESTRY OF BATTLE] piece increasing
    the duration of Merida's power attack. You should also trigger the trophy : Wall
    to wall carpeting. Complete all tapestries.
    
    From the ledge, fire an ice arrow to make a new floating block, and jump off
    onto the small island close to the ledge. Pick up another block from the right
    side of the island and you can float back to the puzzle island, and back around
    the way you went last time. But this time, jump off your block as it passes the
    open ground before the small ledge.
    
    Fire arrows will take care of the ice enemies on the far off island. Jump across
    the blocks to that island and break open a STATUE OF FERGUS [2]. From here,
    shoot more ice icons and jump to reach the open ground to your upper right.
    
    As soon as you land an ice giant will attack, so change to the fire charm again
    and take him out as well as some ice trees on the next lot of rocks. Shoot the
    ice icon again to make another floating block to reach that wide ledge and
    you'll see a purple mist in the distance. Nearly there!
    
    
    PURPLE MIST WAYSTONE
    --------------------
    Hop across using a couple of ice blocks, and you can land safely and have time
    to change your charm from ice to fire before advancing into the mist  This is a
    repeat of the previous battle with black and white wolves and a single ice
    giant that is weak to fire attacks. Slam attacks are effective on the masses of
    wolves.
    
    After the battle the merchant opens for business and you can jump across
    the narrow gap using an ice block.
    
    
    ICEBERGS
    --------
    More ice jumping and even Merida is getting fed up with it! This time you need
    to use two blocks to reach the main path. After that there's a wider gap with
    only a few floats. Wait for one to come close before jumping and it will glide
    over to the next large island. Four black birds will appear here and they
    require the earth charm. Smash the snow mounds while you're here as a bit of
    light relief.
    
    Jump to the adjacent island and a message appears for you to use the fire charm
    to melt the large iceberg. Yeah, it's not the ice under foot you have to melt
    but the large statue looking thing. Equip the fire charm and hit the ice with
    your sword or Charged shots for fast disintegration! Once the ice is gone the
    island will move with the current.
    
    You'll soon reach more icebergs. This time there are two of them and you'll be
    attacked by around 20 ice wolves as you try to melt the bergs. Not all at once,
    but in small groups. It's an easy way to gain more currency if you need it! Keep
    killing the wolves with fire attacks and Slam attacks and don't be too quick to
    destroy the icebergs - make sure all the wolves have gone first.
    
    The island floats on to the next hazard - you'll be attacked by earth weak
    birds, but you might as well keep the fire charm equipped as you'll soon hit
    another set of icebergs. There are three of them this time and you're assailed
    by those small boar like enemies, that are weak to fire but rush at you.
    
    In Brave mode these enemies are more dangerous and a nice way to deal with them
    is to do a Slam attack when they first appear: they stay still as they can't see
    you while you're in the air; and follow it up with sword hits. Fortunately they
    only appear in ones or twos.
    
    Wait until no more boars arrive and destroy all three icebergs.
    
    
    PURPLE MIST
    -----------
    That's the last of the icebergs and you'll end up hitting land with a thud, and
    a cold feeling as you see the purple mist! You can shoot at all the snow mounds
    before entering the mist for another fun battle using Queen Elinor. It's just
    some wolves, boars, and four of the extra powerful ice giants that make ice
    spikes appear along the ground. Slash, pound and charge until they're all gone.
    
    More shopping if you need anything: power up your Charge shot: fire if you
    haven't already got it to the maximum, and then follow the Queen over that
    wooden bridge.
    
    Make a block with ice arrows to cross the gap as usual, only this one doesn't
    move! Break the STATUE OF FERGUS [3] for 50 gold and then jump up the ledges and
    do a double jump to across the gap to reach the next set of ledges. Hop up the
    ledge and walk up to reach the visible shining treasure chest to the right of
    the blocked gateway. This contains a new bow the [MUSTANGSHOCK HUNTER BOW],
    which increases damage with all bows.
    
    Approach the gateway and you'll be inside a puzzle.
    
    
    TRIPLET PUZZLE
    --------------
    The goal is to get one triplet across to the white lever on the high ledge at
    the right of the area.
    1. Move any triplet up to the far end of the left ledge and you'll see that
    there are four targets with a ledge inbetween. You get a much better view of the
    puzzle from here.
    2. Move another triplet straight up to pull the white bear head. This moves the
    crossbow trolley along to the right. There are four red marks on the ground that
    show the relative positions of the targets. Get the front wheel on each red mark
    in turn to match the target!
    3. Once the crossbow is lined up with the first target use the third triplet to
    activate the middle white lever to fire the crossbow. This creates a small
    platform in front of the target. It doesn't look like a platform from a distance
    but swap to the first triplet and you'll see that each arrow fired creates a
    small ledge with its feather flights.
    4. Carry on firing until all four targets have platforms.
    5. Carefully jump across all the platforms using the triplet's shadow to help.
    Activate the white lever on the right ledge to open the door for Merida.
    
    
    PURPLE MIST
    -----------
    Yes, more purple mist and slightly ominous music. Smash the six snow mounds
    before moving into the mist. Once again it's the wolves and large giants so
    you'll need the fire charm equipped for the whole battle. The fighting area is
    large so there's not much danger of falling off and using the fire Charged shot
    attack is VERY effective! Stay well away from the giants if you can but target
    them first as they can do a lot more damage to you than the wolves.
    
    There are boars as well as wolves and it's best to do a Slam attack on these.
    This is a bit of a deceptive battle because you will destroy all the enemies and
    think you're nearly home dry, but then a lot more appear and dealing with what
    seems like endless giants is no joke in Brave mode. The giants' fast ice attacks
    can really hurt you so keep moving around, dodging and jumping and slamming!
    Pick up all the health potions that the smaller enemies drop and use your power
    attack as soon as it appears.
    
    Enter the misty doorway to return to the Ring of Stones.
    
    
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    8. RUINS OF THE ANCIENT KINGDOM  ....................................... *WALK8
    
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    *I've done it! I've done it!*
    
    1/1 Sword (Ursineleash Edge)
    1/1 Bow (Ursineleash Battle Bow)
    1/1 Outfit (Torn Attire)
    Statues of Fergus - 1
    
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    You start inside a stone built corridor with no enemies. Smash all the barrels
    and pots you see for some coins and jump on the large black block. From here,
    double jump up in an attempt to reach the lighted opening in the wall. After a
    scene jump up here again and go forwards to the edge of the opening where you'll
    see an ice icon on top of a burning pillar to your right.
    
    
    PILLAR JUMPING
    --------------
    Jump the gaps to the second stone pillar. From here you get a good view of the
    fire pillars with their icy icons. Use ice arrows to shoot the first double set
    of icons and make it safe to land on the pillars. Move on to stand on a safe
    area behind these pillars. The fire returns in a few seconds so don't linger.
    
    You will see a single fire topped pillar to your left. There's a safe pillar
    just behind this one and that is your next goal. It's easy to shoot the next two
    ice icons and also shoot the next one straight ahead. Move forwards jumping to
    the third pillar past the one to your left and then to the safe pillar behind
    the left one. Shoot the pillar blocking your view and jump onto it to reach the
    pressure plate pillar to the left.
    
    When you step on this a small platform moves up to reveal a red target on a high
    pillar to the upper left of the screen. Shoot this and a pillar is raised
    allowing you to jump across the gap to reach a shining stone. Step on this and
    new earth icons appear on pillars at the far right. Return the way you came.
    
    From the safe pillar behind the single one shoot the three ice icons to make a
    path forwards and you'll reach another safe pillar behind them. Stop here and up
    to the right you'll see the earth icon. Shoot this to create a green ledge.
    
    Jump forwards two pillars and turn to the right. Double jump onto that green
    ledge and then to the next two, after you've hit the earth icons. Finally, jump
    to the top of the pillar to reach a red shining stone. Standing on this creates
    a new pillar, so go back down: you can simply jump left off the top. (You'll
    head up soon, but first, go left.)
    
    Heading left from the pillar by the green platforms you can break your first
    STATUE OF FERGUS [1] on the second pillar. The next three pillars take you close
    to a thorn wall with two fire icons. Shoot these with fire arrows and then jump
    to the ledge that's exposed. Stand on the shining stone to create a new pillar
    and break the barrels for some coinage. Open the treasure chest which contains
    the final sword: [URSINELEASH EDGE]. Damage with all swords is increased and
    you'll get the trophy: Swordtacular. Collect all swords.
    
    Return to the pillar junction by the three green platforms and now you can go
    forwards. Head up, jumping over the next two pillars and you'll see another
    earth icon ahead that creates a green platform to reach a third pillar. You're
    now facing left and can see a wind icon on top of the last pillar. Shoot it with
    the wind charm equipped and jump across the new pillar you made to reach this
    launchpad. (Or jump across and hit the icon with your wind sword.)
    
    
    PURPLE MIST
    -----------
    Press triangle to activate the launchpad and you'll land outside a high opening
    with some purple mist in the distance. Break a few pots and enter the mist.
    
    This is one of those battles where they throw everything at you, presumably
    because they couldn't think of anything new! Ice is the best charm to use for
    most of the battle and Charged shot and Slam attacks are effective.
    
    There are those little creatures that dash around fast and are weak to earth:
    they emerge from a collection of thin branches at the upper right of the area if
    you want to get rid of that quickly. There are some trees which are weak to
    fire, and a couple of fiery giants who are weak to ice. Various fire boars are
    rushing around as well as those stumpy suicidal enemies.
    
    Earth charged shot arrows are handy as the minions soak up some of the damage
    that might come your way. You can also find some protection from the fiery
    giant's rocks by standing behind the pillar at the right of the entrance to the
    room and aiming ice arrows at the monsters at the right side of the room. The
    rocks can reach you there so be prepared for some evasive action.
    
    Access the merchant and break all the barrels and pots at the upper left and
    lower right of the room. Approach the door and you'll be in another triplet
    puzzle which you can see at the upper left of the screen.
    
    
    TRIPLET PUZZLE
    -------------
    The three triplets are situated at the front of three blocks.
    1. There is a green light on the left one so move him to the pressure plate at
    his left. This moves a platform for the middle triplet.
    2. Change to the middle triplet and move him up to the pressure plate hopping up
    the stone step and then over the wooden platform. Standing on the plate moves a
    platform for the right hand triplet.
    3. Swap to the right triplet and move him up over the stone step and the
    platform to stand on the pressure plate. This moves a platform for the left
    triplet.
    4. Control the left triplet and hop him up to where there is a switch to pull
    but don't pull it yet.
    5. Swap to the middle triplet and move forwards onto the stone block.
    6. Return to the left triplet and pull the switch which moves the stone block
    for the middle triplet.
    7. Move the middle triplet to the stone block to the right.
    8. Swap to the right triplet and pull his switch to move that block up to the
    lever at the top.
    9. Activate the lever with the middle triplet to complete the puzzle and open
    the gate for Merida.
    
    
    THROUGH THE DOOR
    ----------------
    Break the pots and then fire at the two red targets on the far wall to create a
    stone pillar. Jump across to the far side and break more pots and barrels. Climb
    up the broken stair way and enemies appear in the next area, but just weak ones
    and you can use fire arrows for the tree-like ones and kill them all easily. The
    stumpy stone type enemies also appear around the next corner where there is an
    oddly perplexing puzzle to solve before continuing to the next purple mist
    battle.
    
    
    PUZZLE
    ------
    Fire arrows at the two shields on either side of the gated doorway to light up 4
    round boards high up in the room to the right of the door. Arriving at the
    puzzle the third board is already lit. Fire at right shield and it makes the
    second one red. Fire again at right shield and it responds with each shield in
    turn 1, 2, 3, 4.  The third one will stay lit but the rest stay red.
    
    The solution to the puzzle is to fire at right shield and then at the left.
    Fire at the right shield to get the red effect and then the left shield to light
    the same round board. When all four are lit up the gate is opened. Enter the
    room and open the chest for a magnificent bow. This is the [URSINIELEASH BATTLE
    BOW] and damage with all bows is increased! You'll gain the trophy: Bowlicious.
    Collect all bows.
    
    Walk right, past the four glowing round boards on the wall, to arrive at a
    boss battle.
    
    
    PURPLE MIST
    -----------
    This battle is the toughest yet because the giant enemies are weak to wind,
    fire and ice and you can only equip one element at a time. Four weak to wind
    golems appear first and if you defeat them quickly you'll then get four weak to
    fire golems. After that, four weak to ice giants appear and more wind ones.
    
    Start by using wind Charged shots on the two of that appear at the upper left
    corner, and at the far right of the room at the beginning of the battle.
    Sometimes you might be lucky and only one wind monster appears giving you a head
    start! Then use sword attacks on the weak to fire monsters, or fire Charged
    shots if you can manage that. Switch to ice when the red fiery giants appear and
    back away firing arrows and dodging. There is no hiding place here and the arena
    is hedged with spikes.
    
    This is very hard on Brave mode and it's probably best to destroy the more
    dangerous icy giants as quickly as possible: target them once you've finished
    with the first wave of weak to wind giants. It's also difficult to see where
    Merida is in a small dark room and surrounded by huge giants! If you're not fast
    enough you'll end up with about 10-12 giants all focussed on smashing you to
    bits. You need ALL upgrades for this battle - but I've said that before!
    
    After the battle, smash the pots in the upper left corner and access the
    merchant if you wish.
    
    
    BOULDER PUZZLE
    --------------
    Head through an opening to the right and follow the wide pathway breaking pots
    and barrels as you go. You can return to the merchant if you want to spend this
    gold. The path turns upwards and a portcullis blocks a lighted room. Before
    reaching it break the barrels blocking the path and watch out for three or four
    dumpy enemies that appear.
    
    Step on the pressure plate on the floor and a large boulder will come rolling
    down crossing over that plate and heading over the edge into oblivion. However,
    when standing on the platform you will make another boulder move, which slowly
    raises the portcullis.
    
    Now it is time to demonstrate your agility! Stand on the plate and wait for the
    boulder to pass and double jump up and over it, jumping back down onto the
    plate. Move to stand on it at the last second after the boulder has rolled past
    and wait until the last second to move off. Then, wait as long as you dare (or
    until the portcullis is fully open) and then roll (using L1 twice to roll as
    fast as possible) and squeeze under the portcullis.
    
    Once inside open the treasure chest for the [TORN ATTIRE] outfit. The boulder
    has gone now so walk to the left and up the stairs. Jump on a stone block and
    then across the gap to the central area to confront the purple mist!
    
    
    PURPLE MIST AND ELEVATOR
    ------------------------
    No worries about the wind, fire and ice monsters here as mother turns up and you
    can just whack them all with ease. There are a few red boars and trees too but
    none of the monsters will pose any threat, even in Brave mode. They will drop
    plenty of healing potions too so health is not an issue at all.
    
    After the battle leave the area at the top right corner where a convenient stone
    platform awaits. Break some pots in the next room and move onto a large wooden
    floor.
    
    This turns out to be a kind of elevator and it will slowly move upwards as
    groups of enemies attack. There's a break between each group for you to catch
    your breath. First of all shadow wolf type enemies will appear as the floor
    starts to move upwards. Stand in the middle of the floor and use the Slam attack
    on them. Two groups of six or so appear in turns.
    
    After defeating them some small dumpy enemies attack and again you can use the
    Slam attack. The floor continues to move upwards and the final group comprises
    fire trees and the small weak to earth enemies appear. Charged shot arrows are
    best for this group.
    
    When the elevator stops walk up to where you see green and white lights.
    
    
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    ................................ FINAL BATTLE .................................
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    There are four pillars at the back of the battle area representing all four
    charms. You are on a large flat rock and it's easy to run around and dodge
    enemies for the first two stages of this battle. If you die during a stage
    you'll be back at the previous pillar so that gives you a pause to rethink!
    
    
    PILLAR ONE
    -----------
     A large white wolf with a few minions, (smaller wolves and white boars) is the
    first attacker. It blasts you with ice but is easy to avoid. Use fire charm
    arrows on these enemies. A pillar will then appear with a health bar at the top.
    All you have to do is keep hitting it until you've smashed it to bits before the
    next stage of the battle can begin, but change to the ice charm before the
    pillar falls.
    
    
    PILLAR TWO
    ----------
    Next you will face some fire monsters and you'll need the ice charm. A very
    large and powerful fire boar charges straight for you at the start of the
    battle.  There are some smaller boars as well as a few trees that are weak to
    fire and they will help by dropping health potions, but don't bother targeting
    the trees: concentrate ice arrows on the large boar. You'll need to run around
    dodging its dangerous charge or it can kill you pretty quickly.
    
    Don't let the weaker enemies kill you after you've downed the fire boar! Oops!
    Destroy the fire pillar after this and change to the earth charm to prepare for
    the next stage.
    
    
    PILLAR THREE
    ------------
    The terrain is now more dangerous with gaps between the rocky ground and the
    enemies are all air-borne which makes things a bit trickier to manage. Change to
    earth charm attacks and concentrate on the big bird. The smaller ones will drop
    healing potions if you need them: which you will. This battle is also more
    awkward because you cannot see how much damage you're doing to the Harpy.
    
    In the end I stopped using Charged shots and just kept firing and dodging its
    purple spray attack. After this another pillar appears for you to smash up.
    
    
    PILLAR FOUR
    -----------
    The fourth stage requires you to climb up a rough pathway of stone platforms
    with minor enemies attacking from each section. The boss awaits on the top
    ledge.
    
    Kill the small fry first before proceeding to the next ledge. There are those
    annoying weak to fire skeleton enemies that shoot off spears when they explode,
    as well as birds that are weak to earth attacks, and golems: all weak to wind.
    However, it's best to move upwards as fast as you can because more enemies will
    appear if you wait too long.
    
    As you climb higher and get closer to the boss you are in danger from rocks
    thrown down at you. Be really careful jumping the gap from the fourth ledge to
    the fifth and wait for the boss to chuck a rock before you jump. A large golem
    to the left of this gap can also hit you with a rock.
    
    Stop on the platform just in front of the one the boss is on and you can shoot
    Charged shots at his helpers, staying safe from his rocks. Kill them all, or at
    least, most of them, (make sure his companion golem is no more} and jump up to
    finish him off with your sword. You'll need to have lowered the monster's health
    considerably first, with your wind Charged shots. Be careful how you approach
    this final jump as you don't want to get hit by his rock while jumping!
    
    There's a final pillar to attack: a green one this time.
    
    After this you get the nicely named trophy: GREAT SCOT.
    
    And ... that is it after a final cheerful monologue from Merida.
    
    
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    V. MERCHANT ............................................................ *MERC
    
    ================================================================================
    1. UPGRADES ........................................................... *MERC1
    ================================================================================
    
    The merchant is always available at the witch's hut down the slope from the Ring
    of Stones and appears in many locations after cleansing the purple mist. You can
    check out and change current equipment and tapestries/charms, as well as buy
    upgrades.
    
    Charm charged shots are locked at first, except for the default earth attack,
    and you have to buy the first power attack before unlocking the earth upgraded
    power attack.
    
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    --- Dodge ---
    Description : A quick move to avoid enemy attacks.
    Controls    : Press L1 to use
    Cost        : 250
    Type        : Movement
    
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    --- Slam Attack ---
    Description : A powerful melee attack that does area of effect damage.
    Controls    : Press square when high enough in the air.
    Cost        : 500
    Type        : Sword
    
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    --- Slam Attack --- UPGRADE
    Description : Increases the area of effect of the slam attack.
    Controls    : Square
    Cost        : 350, 700, 1400
    Type        : Sword
    
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    --- Power Attack ---
    Description : Earn power attack energy from doing/taking damage.
    Controls    : Once the attack meter is full (it shows as a purple orb) press
                  circle to unleash extra damage attacks. The attacks are different
                  depending on the charm that's used.
    Cost        : 700
    Type        : Sword
    
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    --- Power Attack --- UPGRADE
    Description : Increases the power attack energy earned from doing damage.
    Controls    : -
    Cost        : 600, 900, 1800
    Type        : Sword
    
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    --- Power Attack ---- UPGRADE
    Description : Increases the power attack energy earned from taking damage.
    Controls    : -
    Cost        : 600, 900, 1200
    Type        : Sword
    
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    --- Power attack: fire ---
    Description : Increases the damage per second over time on enemies.
    Controls    : -
    Cost        : 400, 800, 1600
    Type        : Sword
    
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    --- Power attack: ice ---
    Description : Increase the duration os slowdown on enemies .
    Controls    : -
    Cost        : 400, 800, 1600
    Type        : Sword
    
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    --- Power attack: wind ---
    Description : Increases the pushback on enemies.
    Controls    : -
    Cost        : 400, 800, 1600
    Type        : Sword
    
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    --- Power attack: earth ---
    Description : Increases the area of effect.
    Controls    : -
    Cost        : 350, 700, 1400
    Type        : Sword
    
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    --- Charged shot: fire ---
    Description : Arrows will have a large area of effect.
    Controls    : With the fire charm equipped press and hold R1 to charge up.
    Cost        : 650
    Type        : Arrows
    
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    --- Charged shot: fire --- UPGRADE
    Description : Increases the area of effect of your shot.
    Controls    : With the fire charm equipped press and hold R1 to charge up.
    Cost        : 300, 600, 1200
    Type        : Arrows
    
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    ---  Charged Shot : Ice ---
    Description : Shoot arrows that instantly freeze enemies in place.
    Controls    : With the ice charm equipped press and hold R1 to charge up.
    Cost        : 650
    Type        : Arrows
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ---  Charged Shot : Ice --- UPGRADE
    Description : Increases the duration of freeze on enemies.
    Controls    : With the ice charm equipped press and hold R1 to charge up.
    Cost        : 300, 600, 1200
    Type        : Arrows
    
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    ---  Charged Shot : Wind ---
    Description : Shoot a large fan of arrows.
    Controls    : With the wind charm equipped press and hold R1 to charge up.
    Cost        : 650
    Type        : Arrows
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ---  Charged Shot : Wind --- UPGRADE
    Description : Increases the number of arrows fired.
    Controls    : With the wind charm equipped press and hold R1 to charge up.
    Cost        : 300, 600, 1200
    Type        : Arrows
    
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    ---  Charged Shot : Earth ---
    Description : Shoot arrows that spawn minions to fight for you.
    Controls    : With the Earth charm equipped press and hold R1 to charge up.
    Cost        : 650
    Type        : Arrows
    
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    ---  Charged Shot : Earth --- UPGRADE
    Description : Increases the number of minions.
    Controls    : With the Earth charm equipped press and hold R1 to charge up.
    Cost        : 300, 600, 1200
    Type        : Arrows
    
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    --- Charged Shot ---
    Description : Decreases the time it takes to charge charged shots.
    Controls    : -
    Cost        : 400, 800, 1600
    Type        : Arrows
    
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    --- Collection Range  ---
    Description : Increases the collection distance for currency and health potions.
    Controls    : -
    Cost        : 200, 400, 800
    Type        : -
    
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    --- Health Potions ---
    Description : Increase the amount of health in health potions
    Controls    : -
    Cost        : 250, 500, 1000
    Type        : -
    
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    --- Dodge (Coop Wisp) ---
    Description : A quick move to avoid enemy attacks.
    Controls    : Press L1 to use.
    Cost        : 125
    Type        : Movement
    
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    --- Slam Attack (Coop Wisp) ---
    Description : A powerful melee attack that does area of effect damage.
    Controls    : Press square when high enough in the air.
    Cost        : 250
    Type        : Sword
    
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    --- Slam Attack (Coop Wisp) --- UPGRADE
    Description : Increases the area of effect of the slam attack.
    Controls    : Square
    Cost        : 175, 350, 700
    Type        : Sword
    
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    --- Power Attack (Coop Wisp) ---
    Description : Earn power attack energy from doing/taking damage.
    Controls    : Once the attack meter is full (it shows as a purple orb) press
                  circle to create a bubble which increases the critical hit change
                  of all arrows that pass through it.
    Cost        : 350
    Type        : Arrows
    
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    --- Power Attack (Coop Wisp) ---
    Description : Increases the size of the bubble around the wisp.
    Controls    : -
    Cost        : 250, 500, 1000
    Type        : Arrows
    
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    --- Power Attack (Coop Wisp) ---
    Description : Increases the power attack energy earned from doing damage
    Controls    : -
    Cost        : 225, 450, 900
    Type        : Arrows
    
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    ---  Charged shot: fire (Coop Wisp) ---
    Description : With the fire charm equipped, press and hold R1 to charge up and
    shoot arrows with a large area of effect
    Controls    : R1
    Cost        : 325
    Type        : Arrows
    
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    --- Charged shot: fire (Coop Wisp) ---
    Description : Increase the area of effect of your shot.
    Controls    : R1
    Cost        : 150, 300, 600
    Type        : Arrows
    
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    ---  Charged shot: ice (Coop Wisp) ---
    Description : With the ice charm equipped, press and hold R1 to charge up the
    shoot arrows that instantly freeze enemies in place.
    Controls    : R1
    Cost        : 325
    Type        : Arrows
    
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    --- Charged shot: ice (Coop Wisp) ---
    Description : Increases the duration of freeze on enemies.
    Controls    : R1
    Cost        : 150, 300, 600
    Type        : Arrows
    
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    ---  Charged shot: wind (Coop Wisp) ---
    Description : With the wind charm equipped, press and hold R1 to charge up and
    shoot a large fan of arrows.
    Controls    : R1
    Cost        : 325
    Type        : Arrows
    
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    ---  Charged shot: wind (Coop Wisp) ---
    Description : Increases the number of arrows fired.
    Controls    : R1
    Cost        : 150, 300, 600
    Type        : Arrows
    
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    --- Charged shot: earth (Coop Wisp) ---
    Description : With the earth charm equipped, press and hold R1 to charge up and
    shoot arrows that spawn minions to fight for you.
    Controls    : R1
    Cost        : 325
    Type        : Arrows
    
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    ---  Charged shot: earth (Coop Wisp) ---
    Description : Increases the number of minions.
    Controls    : R1
    Cost        : 150, 300, 600
    Type        : Arrows
    
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    ---  Charged shot (Coop Wisp) ---
    Description : Decreases the time it takes to charge charged shots
    Controls    : R1
    Cost        : 200, 400, 800
    Type        : Arrows
    
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    2. EQUIPMENT .......................................................... *MERC2
    ================================================================================
    
    SWORDS
    ------
    
    Training Sword
    Location: Introduction
    
    Claymore
    Location: Forest Grove
    
    Sharpened Runesword
    Location: Chilled Creek
    
    Bearstrike Blade
    Location: Swamp of Shadows
    
    Elkhorn Gladius
    Location: Murky Chasm
    
    Mustangshock Tulwar
    Location: Frozen Loch
    
    Ursineleash Edge
    Location: Ruins of the Ancient Kingdom
    
    
    BOWS
    ----
    
    Training Bow
    Location: Introduction
    
    Short Bow
    Location: Coastal Cliffs
    
    Horned Hunter's Bow
    Location: Buried Passage
    
    Bearstrike Composite Bow
    Location: Swamp of Shadows
    
    Elkhorn Seige Bow
    Location: Murky Chasm
    
    Mustangshock Hunter Bow
    Location: Frozen Loch
    
    Ursineleash Battle Bow
    Location: Ruins of the Ancient Kingdom
    
    Crusader Bow of Ascendancy
    Location: From the main menu screen go to the Extras: Input Code.
              Press X, X, Square, X to unlock this bow at any point in the game.
    
    
    OUTFITS
    ------
    
    Royal Gown
    Location: Default attire. Merida starts out wearing this outfit.
    
    Guard Mail
    Location: Default attire. Merida has the option to select this at the outset.
    
    Woolen Covering
    Location: Buried Passage
    
    Tartan Safeguard
    Location: Murky Chasm
    
    Torn Attire
    Location: Ruins of the Ancient Kingdom
    
    
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    3. TAPESTRIES ......................................................... *MERC3
    ================================================================================
    
    TAPESTRY OF VALOR
    Each piece increases Merida, the Coop Wisp, and Queen Elinor's max health. Upon
    tapestry completion, an additional health bonus is awarded.
    
    TAPESTRY OF FEROCITY
    Each piece increases Queen Elinor's damage. Upon tapestry completion, an
    additional damage bonus is awarded.
    
    TAPESTRY OF BATTLE
    Each piece increases the duration of Merida and the Wisp's Power Attack. Upon
    tapestry completion, an addiotnal duration bonus is awarded.
    
    
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    4. CHARMS ............................................................. *MERC4
    ================================================================================
    
    EARTH CHARM (green)
    Obtained    : At the end of the introduction.
    Description : This charm does extra damage to root based and flying enemies and
    can also make objects grow.
    
    FIRE CHARM  (red)
    Obtained    : Forest Grove.
    Description : This charm does extra damage to wood and ice enemies and also
    burns objects.
    
    WIND CHARM (white)
    Obtained    : Coastal Cliffs.
    Description : This charm does extra damage to rock enemies and can also lift
    objects into the air.
    
    ICE CHARM (blue)
    Obtained    : Chilled Creek.
    Description : This charm does extra damage to fire enemies and can also freeze
    or cool objects.
    
    
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    VI. TROPHY GUIDE ....................................................... *TROP
    
    ================================================================================
    
    There are 29 Bronze Trophies, 13 Silver Trophies, 2 Gold Trophies, and 1
    Platinum Trophy. Many trophies will be gained just from playing and beating the
    game, but a few require a special effort. The hardest ones to obtain are:
    Gotta snag 'em all - expensive to obtain
    Untouchable           - needs concentration to avoid being damaged
    Domination            - takes time to trigger 250 power attacks
    Gaelic Hero           - tough to beat the game on Brave difficulty
    
    I've divided them into three categories and listed the trophies alphabetically.
    Progression Trophies  - acquired as part of beating the game.
    Collectibles Trophies - finding certain items.
    Challenge Trophies    - battle skills and other challenges that might need some
                            special effort.
    
    It took me two playthroughs to get all the trophies. The first, with some
    revisits to various stages, for all the trophies except the Gaelic Hero, and
    then the second game on Brave difficulty once I knew what to do and where to go.
    
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    --- Affluent --- BRONZE
    Description : Accumulate a total of 5000 currency.
    Type        : Challenge
    Details     : You'll get this fairly quickly if you smash scenery and find the
                  Statues of Fergus.
    
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    --- All bunched up --- BRONZE
    Description : As Merida, defeat 5 enemies with a single charged shot.
    Type        : Challenge
    Details     : Not as easy as it seems. Using charged shot is simple enough but
    finding a group of five enemies to kill at once isn't! Try this at the first
    purple mist area in the Swamp of Shadows where you can stand safely and shoot at
    enemies.
    
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    --- Ante up --- BRONZE
    Description : Purchase an upgrade.
    Type        : Collectible
    Details     : Just buy your first upgrade from the merchant to win this trophy:
    yes, it's that easy.
    
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    --- Bowlicious --- SILVER
    Description : Collect all bows.
    Type        : Collectible
    Details     : Follow the walkthrough to find all bows. A summary of all bow
                  locations is in Section V/The Merchant/Equipment.
    
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    --- Bowsome --- BRONZE
    Description : Collect a bow.
    Type        : Collectible.
    Details     : Find the first bow in the Introduction stage.
    
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    --- Breezy --- BRONZE ---
    Description : Defeat 100 enemies using the Wind charm.
    Type        : Challenge
    Details     : You'll gain this trophy in the course of the game if you use the
    Wind charm to defeat enemies weak to Wind.
    
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    --- Brilliant --- BRONZE
    Description : Solve all triplet puzzles.
    Type        : Progression
    Details     : Play the game through and you'll get this trophy.
    
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    --- Carpet runner --- BRONZE
    Description : Collect a tapestry piece.
    Type        : Collectible
    Details     : Obtained at the first chest found in Forest Grove.
    
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    --- Charge it up --- BRONZE
    Description : Defeat 100 enemies using charged shot.
    Type        : Challenge
    Details     : Use the Charge shot every time you shoot arrows.
    
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    --- Clothes horse --- SILVER
    Description : Collect all outfits.
    Type        : Collectible
    Details     : Easy enough to complete if you finish the game. A summary of all
    outfit locations is in Section V/The Merchant/Equipment.
    
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    --- Cooling off --- BRONZE
    Description : Defeat 100 enemies using the Ice charm.
    Type        : Challenge
    Details     : You'll gain this trophy in the course of the game if you use the
    Ice charm to defeat enemies weak to Ice.
    
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    --- Digging in the dirt --- BRONZE
    Description : Find the earth charm.
    Type        : Progression
    Details     : Obtained at the end of the Introduction.
    
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    ---Dirty work --- BRONZE
    Description : Cleanse the Ring of Stones.
    Type        : Progression
    Details     : After killing the dark wolves at the Ring of Stones at the end of
    the Introduction.
    
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    --- Domination --- SILVER
    Description : Defeat 250 enemies using power attack.
    Type        : Challenge
    Details     : That's a lot of enemies and this is tough to complete as you need
    that purple orb to be full before you can use the power attack. Playing on
    harder difficulty will help as you'll receive more damage. In a boss battle
    allow yourself to get damaged (pick a fight where health potions are plentiful)
    and you should be able to use the attack many times in just one battle.
    
    Use the power attack whenever you see the option to do so!
    
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    --- Earthquake --- SILVER
    Description : Defeat 250 enemies using the Earth charm
    Type        : Challenge
    Details     : You'll defeat 100 enemies and gain the Bronze trophy in the course
    of the game, and a revisit to Forest Grove can quickly increase the number of
    enemies defeated.
    
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    --- Everyone knows it's windy --- BRONZE
    Description : Find the wind charm.
    Type        : Progression
    Details     : Find in Coastal Cliffs stage
    
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    ---Full of power --- BRONZE
    Description : Purchase 15 upgrades.
    Type        : Collectible
    Details     : This one is easy to get and you'll be able to buy these upgrades
    fairly quickly.
    
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    --- Gaelic hero --- GOLD
    Description : Defeat the game on Brave difficulty, without changing it
    Type        : Challenge
    Details     : The toughest challenge of the game. Good luck!
    
    RULE - YOU MUST NOT CHANGE THE DIFFICULTY!
    
    If you're an experienced gamer you could do this on your first game and then mop
    up the rest of the trophies without needing to play it again. If you have a
    second player to take on the role of the Coop Wisp that would make it easier
    too. Otherwise, I'd recommend getting all the other trophies first and then
    starting the game again on Brave difficulty.
    
    For me the key upgrades to get as soon as possible were Dodge, Health Potions,
    and Charged Shot, with the upgrade to decrease the time it takes to charge. I
    also bought the first Collection Range upgrade as I wanted enough cash to keep
    buying upgrades and make Merida as strong as possible as fast as possible to
    avoid too many fails at the boss battles!
    
    As I'm not that skilled a gamer I retreated from half way through the first
    stage when I had enough resources to purchase these basic upgrades. Ideally get
    the basic Power attack too so you are well protected for the battle with ice
    wolves and a golem after helping Queen Elinor. All these will make those early
    boss battles much easier.
    
    For the second stage you'll need upgraded earth and fire Charged shots for boss
    battles before you get the Wind charm. That means some replaying to raise enough
    cash to buy these upgrades. A second upgrade to Health Potions is nice too.
    
    To deal with the boss of the fourth stage: Buried Passage, you'll need upgraded
    Charged shot: wind, ideally to the maximum, and the Slam Shot also upgraded
    three times. That's costly and will require some repeat visits to get enough
    cash. Power Attack needs some upgrading too, with all charm upgrades.
    
    After that the priority is to get the new charm Charged Shot and Power Attacks
    before putting gold into the extra upgrades available, and of course to find all
    the Tapestry upgrades and Statues of Fergus to gain the maximum amount of coins.
    Not forgetting slashing every bit of breakable scenery for coins!
    
    By the time you reach the final stage you will need ALL Merida's upgrades to be
    completed.
    
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    --- Get out of my way --- BRONZE
    Description : As Elinor, charge 5 enemies with a single charge attack.
    Type        : Challenge
    Details     : You'll probably do this without even noticing. It's not hard to
    charge 5 enemies at once with Elinor given her size.
    
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    --- Gotta snag 'em all --- SILVER
    Description : Purchase all upgrades.
    Type        : Collectible
    Details     : It is time-consuming and expensive to get this trophy and you must
    buy all the Coop Wisp upgrades as well as Merida's. Revisiting areas to collect
    more coins is required to earn enough cash. Break all the Statues of Fergus and
    attack the scenery (pots, barrels, flowers, snow mounds, dead trees and poles)
    for extra gold. And of course, destroy all enemies for the gold they drop. The
    best places to revisit are those with the most Statues of Fergus : Chilled Creek
    has 14,  Murky Chasm and Buried Passage have 13.
    
    (It took me two playthroughs and a number of additional revisits to acquire
    enough gold for this trophy.)
    
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    ---Great scot --- GOLD
    Description : Defeat Mor'du.
    Type        : Progression
    Details     : Automatic after defeating Mor'du
    
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    --- Heating up --- BRONZE
    Description : Defeat 100 enemies using the Fire charm.
    Type        : Challenge
    Details     : You'll gain this trophy in the course of the game if you use the
    Fire charm to defeat enemies weak to Fire.
    
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    --- Hurricane --- SILVER
    Description : Defeat 250 enemies using the Wind charm.
    Type        : Challenge
    Details     : This one is a little harder as there don't seem to be as many
    chances to use the Wind charm against enemies. Return to Coastal Cliffs to
    defeat more enemies using Wind.
    
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    --- Ice Cold --- SILVER
    Description : Defeat 250 enemies using the Ice charm.
    Type        : Challenge
    Details     : This one is a little harder as there don't seem to be as many
    chances to use the Ice charm against enemies. Return to Buried Passage to use
    Ice against more enemies.
    
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    --- Ice to see you --- BRONZE
    Description : Find the ice charm
    Type        : Progression
    Details     : Find in Chilled Creek.
    
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    --- Impressive --- BRONZE
    Description : As Merida, defeat 15 enemies in a row without taking damage.
    Type        : Challenge
    Details     : This is easy enough to do in the Swamp of Shadows stage as there
    are two occasions when you can stand and shoot at multiple enemies.
    
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    --- Minimum wage --- BRONZE
    Description : Accumulate a total of 1000 currency.
    Type        : Collectible
    Details     : Easy to get this amount during the first stage.
    
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    --- Mopping up --- BRONZE
    Description : Defeat the harpy guardian.
    Type        : Progression
    Details     : Boss of Murky Chasm.
    
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    --- Mum's the word --- BRONZE
    Description : Defeat 100 enemies as Queen Elinor.
    Type        : Challenge
    Details     : You'll get this in the course of the game.
    
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    --- My fair lassie --- BRONZE
    Description : Collect an outfit.
    Type        : Collectible
    Details     : Obtained when you find the first outfit.
    
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    --- On Fire --- SILVER
    Description : Defeat 250 enemies using the Fire charm.
    Type        : Challenge
    Details     : Quite easy to get without extra effort if you keep using the Fire
    charm.
    
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    --- Platinum --- PLATINUM
    Description : Earn all other Trophies.
    Type        : Challenge
    Details     : See the other trophies!
    
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    --- Power hungry --- BRONZE
    Description : Defeat 100 enemies using power attack.
    Type        : Challenge
    Details     : Use the power attack whenever you see the option to do so!
    
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    --- Ranged only --- RBONZE
    Description : Complete a level without using your sword.
    Type        : Challenge
    Details     : Probably do this one as a special effort after completing the
    game. You have to remember NOT to slash at grass or break barrels for coins.
    Forest Grove is an easy area to complete for this trophy. Set the difficulty to
    easy to make it less painful.
    
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    --- Super bow --- SILVER
    Description : Defeat 250 enemies using charged shot.
    Type        : Challenge
    Details     : Use the Charge shot every time you shoot arrows. This is tough to
    get if you don't keep using the Charge shot and may need more revisiting stages
    to complete.
    
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    --- Swordful --- BRONZE
    Description : Collect a sword.
    Type        : Collection
    Details     : Obtained when you get the Training Sword in the Introduction.
    
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    --- Swordtacular --- SILVER
    Description : Collect all swords.
    Type        : Collection
    Details     : Find all seven swords. A summary of all sword locations is in
    Section V/The Merchant/Equipment.
    
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    --- Taking out the trash --- BRONZE
    Description : Defeat the rock golem guardian.
    Type        : Progression
    Details     : Buried Passage boss.
    
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    --- Throw rug --- BRONZE ---
    Description : Complete a tapestry.
    Type        : Collection
    Details     : Easy to complete in the course of the game.
    
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    --- Toasty --- BRONZE
    Description : Find the fire charm.
    Type        : Progression
    Details     : Can't be missed. Found inside the castle in the Forest Grove. Does
    extra damage to wood and ice enemies and also burns objects.
    
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    --- Tremble --- BRONZE
    Description : Defeat 100 enemies using the Earth charm.
    Type        : Challenge
    Details     : You'll gain this trophy in the course of the game if you use the
    Earth charm to defeat enemies weak to Earth.
    
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    --- Triple H's --- `BRONZE
    Description : Solve a triplet puzzle.
    Type        : Progression
    Details     : Obtained after solving the first triplet puzzle in Forest Grove.
    
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    ---  Untouchable --- SILVER
    Description : As Merida, defeat 30 enemies in a row without taking damage.
    Type        : Challenge
    Details     : Use a bow and stand away from enemy groups. The total is
    accumulative so long as you don't take any damage. You can also fight as Queen
    Elinor during the challenge and keep the total even if she takes some damage.
    
    Swamp of Shadows is the best place to try this and set the game to easy to make
    it even easier! Start from the beginning of the stage and continue until you get
    the total. If you fail start again and it's a fast stage to go through: you
    don't have to do the puzzle a second time.
    
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    --- Wall to wall carpeting --- SILVER
    Description : Complete all tapestries.
    Type        : Collectible
    Details     : Collect all tapestry pieces - easy to check on this from the
    totals given for each area at the Ring of Stones.
    
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    --- Wealthy --- SILVER
    Description : Accumulate a total of 15,000 currency.
    Type        : Collectible
    Details     : Quite easy to get before the end of the game. It's accumulative
    and it's ok to spend your cash: the game records the total for you.
    
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