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_____ _ _____ _____ __ _ / ___/ | | | _ \ | ____| | \ | | | |___ | | | |_| | | |__ | \| | \___ \ | | | _ / | __| | |\ | ___| | | | | | \ \ | |___ | | \ | /_____/ |_| |_| \_\ |_____| |_| \_| B L O O D C U R S E Archive Files Guide Written by Parjay ============================================================= No part of this guide may be reproduced or hosted without written permission from myself. You can contact me at the GameFAQ's SIREN boards for hosting requests or corrections etc. (C) 2008 Parjay ============================================================= === VERSION HISTORY === 29/07/2008 - v1.00 First Version, all archive files added 30/07/2008 - v1.01 Fixed some typos 26/08/2010 - v1.02 Contact and layout changed SPOILER WARNING! PLEASE BE CAREFUL, IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING THAT THIS GUIDE CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE GAME. =============== C O N T E N T S =============== I. Story Archives Transcriptions II. Locations III. Weapon Archive Transcriptions IV. Locations ===================================== S T O R Y A R C H I V E S ===================================== Part I: Story Archive Transcriptions 01 - The Sacred Revelations This sacred illustrated text is said to have existed from the time of the Mana religion's founding. However, the original work has long since been lost. This version is a recompilation, hand- produced by later followers of the faith. The Mana religion's unique portrayal of the final salvation is drawn in a very distinctive style. Page 1 "A sacred ceremony was held, but a thief appeared, stealing the sacrifice away." Page 2 "The lord of the gods was angry, and a mighty roar shook the earth." Page 3 "Red water flooded the land, and the dead began to rise." Page 4 "The sacrifice was returned, and a great, holy flame purified the thief." Page 5 "The true ceremony was held. The fruit was offered, and the saviour awoke." Page 6 "The outsiders suffered. Into a great void they fell." Page 7 "A little girl lost in time." (the rest of the reproduced page is missing) The original final page was discovered by Sam inside the Shibito nest. It reads: "Once, there was a little girl lost in time. A nice god made her live happily forever after. I am the Alpha! I am the Omega! I am the beginning and the end. I am the holy meatloaf!" 02 - Video Camera A professional-grade digital video camera, property of cable station Paranormal TV. This high-quality camera combines crisp, clear resolution and faithful colour reproduction with the ruggedness to withstand even the most extreme outdoor conditions. It's even said to be so sturdy that it could survive being used as a weapon if the going got tough. The latest progressive CCD technology has been included, allowing reasonable filming quality even in low-light conditions. Sol left the camera recording by mistake. The accidently recorded footage stars at time code 00:13:01:20. MELISSA Just what were you thinking bringing Bella to a place like this?! SAM What do you mean? This is just a crackpot show 'investigating' some fake cult village, right? It's not like we're in any danger. Anyway, what about you? What the heck are you doing here? Weren't you trying to become a big-time news reporter? SOL Hey, what do you mean crackpot show? We're the number one syndicated show in the Monday 1am timeslot, we got like ten people watching us. Haha, naw, but seriously, look- MELISSA Don't try to change the subject! Why would you ever bring Bella along on an assignment? How could you be so stupid? SAM The producer promised it wouldn't be dangerous. Everything was decided last minute, and I didn't have time to find a sitter. So I told the producer that I’ll only go if I could bring Bella along. Why do you sound so surprised, I left a message on your cell about it! MELISSA You said you were going on vacation, not an assignment! They told me they found a third rate scientist for the shoot ... But I didn't expect it to be you! Why didn’t you just leave Bella with your precious mother? She must have lost her mind letting you bring her here. SAM She passed away three months ago. I'm sorry I didn't tell you but she asked me not to. MELISSA Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. Wait, she told you not to tell me?! Some things never change do they?! You always did everything she said. Do you even have a mind of your own? I can’t believe you're still letting her control you even after she’s dead. You're pathetic! SAM Don't talk about her like that It's not like I knew you're going to be here either. Had I known - *Bella cries* MELISSA Bella! Quit chewing your nails! How many times have I told you to stop that?! Sol, let's go, we'll do the shoot without him. He'll be completely useless anyway. Hack scientist! SOL Hey Melissa, wait up. 03 - Howard Wright's Student ID Yorimi International School Name: Howard Wright Birth Date: July 30th, 1989 Expiration: June 30th, 2008 hw-biker.blog-paradise.com 04 - Shuji Shimada's Police Log Official Police Agency Notepad Name: Shuji Shimada Rank: Police Sergeant Issued: April 1st, 1971 Dear Mr. Policeman, My name is Seiji Funayama and I am in the first grade. Thank you for being a policeman on rainy days, windy days, snowy days, and thundery days. When I grow up, I want to be a policeman just like you. Me and my pig, Hanako, will protect the peace. 05 - TV Episode Proposal Paranormal TV Channel 3333 Standard Program Proposal Form Title of Program: Encounters Episode: Hanuda Lost - A Tale of Human Sacrifice Producer(s): John Titor Director(s): Sol Jackson Camera Operator(s): Sol Jackson Other Crew: Melissa Gale, (Guest Scientist TBD) Production Company: Future Past Productions Inc. Category: Documentary Target Audience: Males, 20s - 30s Show Description: Encounters investigates the strange and the supernatural phenomena that inhabit our world. Program Length: 28 minutes Budget: $20,000 Staff Profile Addendum Last Name: Gale First Name: Melissa Middle Initial: S. Date of Birth: May 18th, 1973 Gender: F Qualifications: M.A. Journalism Relevant Work History: Witherstone College Newspaper (reporter) Sep. 1991 - Jun. 1997 Greybolt County Times (reporter) Aug. 1997 - Feb. 2003 Fantastic Pets! (anchor) Mar. 2003 - Jan. 2007 Summary: A native of Greybolt County, Melissa Gale has over 15 years of print and broadcast news experience in addition to an M.A. in Journalism from the prestigious Witherstone College. She is professional and committed to seeking out the truth. While working as a reporter for the county newspaper, she covered a range of high profile assignments including the infamous Greybolt Butcher case. Melissa maintains pride in her work, but is not afraid to cover any assignment, great or small, as proven by her four years as a TV host for 'Fantastic Pets!', a local program covering touching stories about pets and their owners. 06 - Melissa Gale's Cell Phone Melissa's mobile. Her idle screen is currently set to a picture she took with the phone of a hand-drawn Mother's Day card from Bella. There are still three messages in memory. 'You have three saved messages: First message, sent July 30th, 6:13pm Yo Melissa, it's Sol. It looks like our trip to the land of the sushi is right around the corner. Are you ready to make another great show? Uh, listen, I have something I gotta get off my chest ... but it can wait until we get back. Hey, maybe we can talk over dinner. Alright, well I'll see ya in a couple of days. Second message, sent July 31st, 9:28pm Hey Melissa, this is John Titor, the producer for Encounters. Just calling to let you know that we found our scientist for the Japan episode. We didn't have much of a budget left after the travel arrangements so he's no Ivy-Leaguer but I'm sure he'll do the trick. Throw a "Dr." on somebody's name and they sound all official, right? I told Sol already but, it's been arranged for you to meet him at the airport after you land, so hey have a nice trip. Third message, sent August 1st, 10:31am Oh, hi Melissa, this is Sam. Just calling to let you know that I'm going to take Bella on a trip with me. We'll be Heading out soon, I think it would be good for her to get out and see more of the world and this is the perfect chance. Please don't worry I'm sure she'll have a great time and of course everyone knows that it's safe in -- Bella! Bella wait! End of messages.' 07 - Sam Monroe's Faculty ID Matheson College Professor of Cultural Anthropology Sam Monroe A pamphlet Sam made for a course he was planning to teach. "Cancelled" has been stamped on it in big red letters. Sam Monroe Presents Sacrificing the Past A Cultural Anthropology Seminar (CA150S 1 Unit) Time: Tuesdays 7 A.M. (Fall Semester) Location: Grant Hall Room B5 Seats are still available, but please hurry to avoid missing this chance! Sam Monroe is Matheson College Department of Anthropology’s newest professor. He has previously served as a distinguished lecturer at Pine Grove Community College. He is an expert in the field of Comparative Religion and widely respected by his peers. 08 - Digital Video Tape A special magnetic tape designed to store footage taken with a digital video camera. Sol brought the partially edited Encounters footage on this tape with him to Hanuda Village. There is a label on the side with "Encounters Tape 1" written on it. MELISSA What if there was something living among us that we could not possibly understand? What feelings would it evoke? Adventure, mystery or maybe ... terror? What I am about to show you is a truly shocking video sent in by one of our viewers. It is something that you must see with your own eyes. (after Jackalope Man UMA video) You may not believe it, but no special effects were used in filming that video. Our production crew even hired specialists to verify without a doubt that it was the real thing. But the surprises don't end there, we've obtained information even more shocking than this video. We can't reveal the details just yet, but rest assure we plan on investigating the matter further. Our latest field work points to some sort of extraordinary yet foreboding mystery. It feels as if something truly unimaginable is going to happen. I can't wait to see the look of shock on your faces. Until the next time! 09 - Mysterious Tablet This tablet is laid out much like a Ouija board, a tool which allows people to summon and communicate with the spirits of the dead. In place of the standard English alphabet letters, there are 26 strange symbols carved into this version. 10 - Mine Worker's Journal A daily log kept by an employee of Hanuda Mining Co., Ltd. Tuesday July 27th, 1976 Starting today, I have been appointed by HQ to work at the Hanuda Mine and to keep a running log of operations. I just finished making my first rounds, and everything appears normal. Wednesday July 28th, 1976 I have obtained aerial photographs of the surrounding area for geographical reference. Gojaku Peak, where the mine is located, is one of several mountains surrounding a flat, triangular basin. Thursday July 29th, 1976 There are reports from some of the miners about a foul odour lingering around a certain spot. I went to check the odour for myself, but was unable to smell anything out of the ordinary. In considering for the safety of the workers, I have sent a full report with their claims to HQ. Friday July 30th, 1976 I have begun to verify the various mine maps and documents on record. Unfortunately, there are a couple of points where the current maps are off. There is one location in particular which appears to have been filled in and blocked off by dirt, concealing a large, empty chamber. It is not indicated on any of the maps. I have been trying to contact my predecessor about the issue, but have had no luck getting in touch yet. Saturday July 31st, 1976 After performing my usual sweep of the mines, I came back to the office only to find a scribbled note on top of my desk with the message, "Stay out of this." Monday August 2nd, 1976 The village office demanded that the miners be let off early today. They would not give me a reason no matter how hard I asked. I even tried directly questioning some of the workers, but they are just as reluctant to tell me anything. It is obvious they are hiding something and refuse to speak to me because I am being viewed as an outsider. 11 - Bella Monroe's Diary Bella keeps this personal diary with her at all times. The cover has a cartoon drawing of a gothic girl with long black hair. The diary's artwork reflects Bella's unique taste in design. 'Ever since Grams went to heaven, I've learned that Daddy's not a very good cook. He tried to make her special meatloaf tonight, but he baked it too long and it was all dry and gross. I'm going to hide the recipe so he can't cook that again. The other day Daddy brought home an organiser for me to use, but it was way too uncool so I gave it back. He just has no clue when it comes to what I like. I'm flying to Japan now. Daddy says he wants me to see more of the world, but I know he's just bringing me because he couldn't find anyone to watch me. I'm ten years old. I don't need babysitting! Oh well, at least it's something different. The house is so boring with Grams gone and Daddy always sitting around reading. I don't know much about Japan, but I hope I can meet a samurai when I go there. That would be so cool. Airplanes are so boring.' A drawing made by Bella with colour markers. The building in the picture bears an amazing resemblance to the Irazu Valley Church, complete with a Mana Cross. "Help!" is written in the upper- right corner of the page in large letters. A drawing made by Bella with colour markers. The strange and random collection of buildings above a river of red water is unsettling. The spider in the upper left, part of the diary's design, looks almost as if it has come from the sky to attack the place. 12 - Hospital Patient's Letter I beg of you, please sneak this letter out while the hospital director isn't looking. I don't trust him. Make sure someone outside the village reads it, and whatever you do, you can't let that woman find it. Don't be fooled. She's the one that locked me in here to shut me up. All the proof to back up what I'm telling you is on the enclosed cassette tape. She's not who she says she is. Please hurry! I'm running out ... (the rest is illegible) 13 - Melissa Gale's Locket Melissa always wears this locket pendant close to her heart. Inside is a picture of Bella giving a big smile. There is also a letter addressed to her daughter. 'Dear Bella, It's Mommy. I'm not sure if Grandma will want you to read this letter or not, but I'm writing because I miss you so much. I heard from Daddy that you're doing very well in school, and I'm so proud of you. He said your favourite subject is art. Did you know that was my favourite subject back when I was a young girl just like you? I really wish I could be there to see you draw all of your wonderful pictures. Daddy sent me one of your drawings a few days ago. It was so great I took a picture of it on my mobile phone so I can see it wherever I go. He also sent me a new picture of you. You're such a beautiful young lady. It's hard to believe you're already ten years old. I'm so sorry we can't be together. I've missed so much time with you, and there's no way I will ever be able to make that up, but just always remember that Mommy loves you more than anything in this whole world. Make sure you listen to your Daddy and teachers and be a good girl, OK? We'll see each other again someday soon, I promise. Love, Mommy' 14 - Sol Jackson's Press Badge Name: Sol Jackson Position: Director Paranormal TV Channel 3333 Encounters "A Perfect Plan for Love" by Sol Jackson FADE IN: INT. FANCY FRENCH RESTAURANT - LOBBY - NIGHT A fancy French restaurant. A couple, SOL and MELISSA walk into the lobby. Sol is dressed in a fancy suit, while Melissa is wearing a smart, red dress. Melissa soaks in the fine decor of the restaurant. Sol motions to the DINING HOST standing at the entrance podium. SOL I believe I have a reservation. The name's Jackson. Sol Jackson. DINING HOST Oui, monsieur. Right this way, your table awaits. DINING ROOM The dining host guides Sol and Melissa to the best table in the restaurant and pulls Melissa's chair out for her. MELISSA This place looks expensive. SOL Nothing's too good for the star of Encounters. Time passes as Sol and Melissa eat a delicious, fancy French course meal. After dessert, Sol snaps his fingers to grab the attention of violin players waiting near the table. The violin players draw their bows across the strings and play a ROMANTIC MELODY in perfect unison. Melissa is entranced by the violin playing and overwhelmed by the atmosphere. SOL Melissa, it's time I told you how I feel. MELISSA What are you talking about Sol? SOL I love you. MELISSA Sol. (dramatic pause) I love you too, but I've got a career and a daughter ... SOL (interrupts) We're in love. We can make it work. Sol grabs a NECKLACE out of his pocket and shows it to Melissa. SOL We were meant for each other. It's fate. Sol suavely fastens the necklace around Melissa's neck. Melissa's cheeks turn red. MELISSA Oh Sol. FADE TO BLACK 15 - Local Guide to Hanuda Village A Local Guide to Hanuda Village Originally Published in 1949 Author: Hideto Mitamura Visiting Gods and the Faith of Hanuda Village From ancient times, Hanuda Village was believed to lie on the boundary between our world and another. The visitors from this other place were worshipped as gods and sowed the seeds for the town's religion. The first organised worshipping of these visiting gods is believed to date back to a priestess named Miyako. However, at a certain turning point, the people turned from the old god Miyako worshipped to a new one. IT was then that the Mana faith came to exist. The primary tenet of the young religion was a central focus on a god named Kaiko sacrificing himself to save the people of the village. This element points to an outside religious influence, but the details about the possible interaction the villagers may have had with people of other faiths is unknown. Although the new religion had secured a firm footing in the town, its believers were forced to go underground when powerful leaders in the greater region began to clamp down on religions that were not State-endorsed. Eventually, the prohibition on the practice of other religions was lifted. A family of wealthy farmers, the Saiga, put their effort into reviving the faith and succeeded in bringing the Mana religion back to the forefront of village life. 16 - Amana's Diary A daily journal faithfully kept by Amana. A scrap of Japanese fabric is delicately wrapped around the book's cover. July 29th, 1976 Why can't I remember anything? Who am I? No matter how hard I try, I just can't recall my former life. I'm going to keep writing this journal to make sure I can at least hold on to the memories I have now. July 30th, 1976 I wonder where this village's strange religion comes from. Their god is so completely different from the one I believe in, and I often find myself wondering what the villagers are thinking. Sometimes they terrify me, but they did take me in, and I know deep down that they're good people. July 31st, 1976 Yesterday I was told about an ancient village legend. Now I understand why they've been taking such good care of me. They must think I'm the girl with the hair of the sun from the legend. August 1st, 1976 The villagers said that they'll hold the sacred ceremony tomorrow. They also mentioned Miyako, but how is she involved? They'll be coming for me tomorrow night. I have a very bad feeling about this, and I'm scared. August 2nd, 1976 The back of my brooch fell off when I dropped it. I never noticed it before, but on the back there's a strange ... 17 - Seigo Saiga's Driver's License Class D Driver's License Name: Seigo Saiga D.O.B.: 21/6/1946 Registered Address: 367 Arato Hanuda Village, Misumi County Current Address: 367 Arato Hanuda Village, Misumi County Issued: 9/6/1974 (4771) Expiration: 21/6/1977 18 - Hanumen Noodles The origins of Hanumen noodles date back to the 1950s when a magnitude 6 earthquake rocked the Misumi region. Mr. Amajio, the discoverer of the unique treat, was said to have been boiling a large amount of somen noodles when the earthquake knocked an open bottle of strawberry jam into the pot. When reconstruction efforts were underway, Mr. Amajio, not one to waste anything, served up the noodle mixture to hungry evacuees. The reception was positive and Hanuda Village's famous noodle speciality was born. The perfect balance of soy sauce and jam creates a sweet aroma that draws not only villagers, but bugs as well. According to one story, the fragrant smell will bring a continuous stream of insects into the kitchens of anyone cooking the special recipe. 19 - Altar Display A doll that has seen better days is enshrined in the centre of an altar surrounded by seemingly random objects, such as a triangular street sign, producing a very disturbing effect. 20 - Seigo Saiga's Notebook Precautions to take regarding the disposal of the isolation patient's body from the old ward. - Draft a post-mortem report. Cause of death: cardiac arrest. - Patient's [personal possessions to be incinerated. - Instruct hospital staff on how to deal with potential inquiries from family and friends. I discovered a set of footprints and other traces of an intruder last night when I dropped by the old ward after work. Obviously I need to reiterate to the staff that the area is to remain off limits. If the need arises, I may have to deal with the intruder by admitting them as another patient to be kept in isolation. The tracks left behind appear to be those of a woman and remind me of nurse shoes. I wonder if they're Yukie's? Is she following me? I have received the seal and documentation officially confirming Miyako's betrothal. Starting today, we must enter the period of purification in preparation for Kaiko's coming. I must make sure that a curfew at night is imposed and that any conversations with outsiders are kept to a minimum. According to the calculations, Miyako's bridesmaid needs to be a 24 year old woman. Yukie? I must fulfil my responsibility as head of the Saiga household. 21 - Yukie Kobe's Planner Thursday, July 29th Something's been troubling the doctor lately. He's never been much for conversation, but he looks exhausted now. I've noticed him wander off without saying a word, and I'm worried sick about him. Friday, July 30th Dr. Saiga left without saying goodbye again today. I want to find out where he's going, but I just can't work up the courage to ask. I thought we knew each other, but maybe I don't know him as well as I thought. Doctor, where are you? Saturday, July 31st Last night I ended up following Dr. Saiga. I feel like such a fool. He was going to the old ward, probably to do some research. He must have some personal project he's working on and just doesn't want to be disturbed. Here I am worrying about him when he's just trying to focus on carrying out his experiments. Still, why does he have to be so secretive about it? Sunday, August 1st I'm on the day shift tomorrow. Maybe after work I can head over to the old ward. I'll surprise Dr. Saiga with a home-made lunch. The doctor's adopted mother, the wife of the old hospital director, never seemed like the kind of woman who would fix lunch for him back when he was a child. I'm the only one who understands him, so I'm the only one he can count on to lift his spirits. 22 - Mana Cross Brooch Coloured glass is fitted securely to the metal brooch designed in the shape of a Mana Cross. Amana always wears this around the collar of her nun's habit. 6 strange symbols are engraved on the back of the brooch. 23 - Engraved Plank This wooden plank found under a tombstone has 28 strange symbols carved into it. 24 - Holy Scroll - The Gift - The scene painted on this scroll represents the tale of when Kaiko, the object of Mana worship, offered up his own body to save the lives of the starving villagers. It is forbidden to tread upon the sacred ground where this holy act is said to have taken place. 25 - The Gojaku Giant On August 25th, 1856, a very tall man fell from the sky and landed near Mount Gojaku in Misumi County. The giant's bizarre appearance is illustrated in this drawing. His head was a full 18 inches long and his body was 9 feet long. He attempted to enlighten the villagers with his unique brand of philosophy, but the foul smell that lingered around him was so overwhelming it knocked out anyone that could have been within earshot to hear his teachings. 26 - Sam Monroe's Notebook Lecture Notes What is syncretism? * The combination or reconciliation of varying practices & beliefs. Religious Syncretism: Example 1) Roman incorporation of Greek deities * Bacchus = Dionysus Example 2) Christmas and Saturnalia Example 3) Western Religion and Native Americans * Ask students if they can think of any examples. Encounters, John Titor (Producer) * Japan location assistance for sacrificial special * Town of Hanuda * Sacrificial rituals and unique local religion * Village lost in 1976 I better mention to him that I can read Japanese, but can't speak it at all. I don't have time to ask, but I'm sure they'll probably have an interpreter anyway. How did he know me? * Ask when I get back. Find babysitter for Bella. (several names are crossed off) * Heather * Sarah * Brenda * Louise * Alex 27 - Miyako Offering Hymn O most holy and powerful lord of the heavens, we beseech you to accept this, our humble offering of Miyako's soul. It is only by your grace that we may remain free from suffering. 28 - 8mm Film Reel 8mm film first went on sale in the 1930s and soon became the recording format of choice thanks to its ease of use. It continued to enjoy this success for half a century until the 1980s, when video tapes became popular and 8mm nearly vanished from the market. However, 8mm film still has many staunch supporters among amateur movies makers because the video recorded possesses a certain charm and warmth not possible using tapes. This reel contains what appears to be a Mana religious ceremony filmed by one of its followers. 29 - Fortune Can The "Fortune Can" is the result of a product tie-in between the 1976 cartoon "Can-Can the Occult Fighter" and a famous snack maker. Can-Can is the son of a Shinto priest with the power to see people's former lives and in this case, the lives of whoever bought a Fortune Can. The product also included a special offer for premium Can-Can toys, putting it on the shopping lists for countless families with young children. Unfortunately, it required people to collect 30 of the gold seals or 300 of the silver seals found in the cans before they could send away for the toys. Most children never stood a chance of receiving this coveted prize. "Can-Can the Occult Fighter" The hero Can-Can was given a special handmade guardian dog as a 10th birthday present from his father, the shrine priest. That same night, a spirit entered the guardian dog, Growlf, and all sorts of mysterious troubles began to plague Can-Can and his girlfriend She-Can. During the course of each show, Growlf would come trotting in, biting a slip of paper that would help give Can-Can the power to see into people's past lives. This never seemed to have much bearing on solving the supernatural problems the pair faced and each episode usually ended with Can-Can and the bad guys brawling. The irrelevance of the unique supernatural element to the resolution of the episodes left viewers confused and, eventually, uninterested. The show was eventually cancelled due to its poor ratings. "Your Past Life" Can-Can can see it! In a past life, you were ... A mom! 30 - Holy Scroll - Ouroboros - The Ouroboros, a powerful symbol for the Mana religion, is painted on this sacred scroll. It is usually depicted as a snake or a dragon biting its own tail, forming a circle, and represents cyclicality and the concept of infinity. The name Ouroboros itself means "one who devours his own tail." The beginning and the end are as one with this symbol. The snake destroys itself and renews itself in the same action; giving birth to itself, an endless cycle of creation and annihilation. The Ouroboros will exist forever as it continues this process of self-renewal. 31 - Atlantis Magazine World Mystery Magazine ATLANTIS Crossing the boundaries between the normal and the paranormal in order to expose the truth! July 1976 Price 490 Yen Special Features Travellers leaping back and forth across time. True Story! The Secret of the "Time Travellers" Shocking News! 330K volts of electricity transforms a slug into a giant monster Apocalyptic prediction revealed Raccoons will conquer the Earth by 1999! Take a peek inside the grave of the Gojaku Giant! First love sparks spontaneous combustion? A mysterious affliction ignited by a junior high schooler's passion! UMA Sighting Report! Has the infamous Jackalope Man hopped into Japan? The Bermuda 3 were quadruplets? Wade into the mystery of the missing fourth child if you dare! Check out the latest ATLANTIS serial comic "Tsuchinoko Rider" Special Feature Author: Yoichiro Hiramoto True Story! The Secret of the "Time Travellers" Travellers leap back and forth across time What would you do if someone spoke to you claiming to be from the future? Would your mind be open to the possibility? Most people would just brush the supposed time traveller off and walk away. After all, the only way to verify any stories about the events that take place in the future would be to wait and see whether or not the foretold events came to pass. 32 - JOYLiNK - Ultra Network King - In 1975, American electronics and toymaker JOYLiNK introduced the Network King, an instant hit that soon found its way into the hands of millions of consumers from every walk of life. Trying to capitalise on its success, the next year JOYLiNK released the Ultra Network King, an updated version of the original Network King that generated an unprecedented amount of hype surrounding its release. Its inclusion of a groundbreaking cartridge changing system put it at the forefront of hand-held game systems. However, soldering was required to fix the cartridges in place, making it too much of a hassle for the average consumer. The Ultra flopped. JOYLiNK was left with a mountain of unsold units they had to bury in an undisclosed location, and the company went under shortly after. The abysmal failure of the Ultra Network King and JOYLiNK sparked a chain reaction of bankruptcies throughout the toy industry. The infamous 1970s toy shock was dubbed the "J.U.N.K. Shock" because of the unfortunate combination of first letters in the name JOYLiNK Ultra Network King. 33 - Seigo Saiga's Drawing Book Friday June 20th My new name is Seigo Saiga. They said I'm not Seigo Mitamura anymore. My new mom and dad never smile or hug me. They're so scary. Saturday June 21st Today is my birthday. But my mom and dad aren't going to celebrate it. They won't even make me my favourite pancakes. My name is different now, so maybe my birthday changed too? I want to be with my real dad and mom again. 'Misumi Daily - Evening Edition May 30th, 1952 Passenger Car Plummets off a Cliff A Young Couple Deceased On May 30th, around 6am, a passenger car being driven on a segment of Highway 333 near the village of Hanuda in Misumi County plunged over the side of a cliff. A man working in the area noticed the vehicle and quickly called for help. The ambulance and fire crews that arrived on the scene pulled driver Hideto Mitamura (36) and passenger Kumiko Mitamura (29) from the wreckage and transported them to a nearby hospital where they were soon pronounced dead from the severe head trauma inflicted in the crash. According to police reports, there were no visibility issues at the time on that straight stretch of road nor were there signs of braking. There were reports of thunderstorms in the area, so it is suspected that a sudden clap of thunder may have surprised the driver, causing him to lose control of the vehicle. A full investigation is underway. 34 - Howard Wright's Cell Phone Howard's mobile. The idle screen is set to a picture of Howard in a Dracula costume taken with two friends on Halloween. There is one voice message currently stored in memory. 'You have one saved message. First message sent, August 2nd, 11:03pm: Howie, it's Eric. What's up? Me and some guys are getting together tomorrow to go bowling. I need you on my team man, are you up for it? Oh hey, you said you were going up to Hanuda, didn't you? Yeh, from what some Japanese friends tell me, that place sounds ****ed up. They're probably just full of B.S. And hey, you want a little excitement anyway right? A bike trip sounds like just what you needed. Oh yeh, you left your DVD at my place. "Damsel in Darkness", heh, you have some weird taste in movies man. Well hey, just give me a call when you can. End of messages.' 35 - Cigarette Lighter A vintage metal lighter with a picture of a cat on the side. Letters that look like they might be someone's initials are engraved in the lower right. 36 - Mitamura Family Album An old family album that was left behind in the abandoned Mitamura house. Pictures of a young son are pasted inside with captions lovingly hand-written by the mother. 1946 5 months old Seigo Today I rolled over on my own for the first time! Aunt Saegusa came to play today! I love it when she gives me a great, big hug! I had a great time hanging out with cousin Masa today! Masa stayed over. He's just like a brother to me! 37 - Strange Tales of Gojaku An ancient relic lies buried deep beneath the earth in Gojaku. Known as the Uryen, it is a gift from heaven with the power to swallow the darkness of chaos in holy fire. However, this sacred object may only be wielded by those who have received the power of the chosen one. 38 - Bermuda 3 Record The Bermuda 3 was a musical trio comprised of afro-sporting triplets and wildly popular in the 1970s. The eldest brother, Red, together with the middle brother, Green, performed vocals while the youngest brother, Yellow, backed them up on tambourine. The three received a lot of attention with their unique brand of soul-infused music and fashion, still rare at the time. Although they weren't the usual pop idol group, their third single "Bermuda Love Triangle" became a smash hit and rocketed straight to the top of the charts, eventually going platinum. Unfortunately, while at the height of their popularity, tragedy struck the siblings. First, it was reported that Red had vanished without a trace. A few days later, Green disappeared in the middle of recording for a televised music program. The string of bizarre events made all the headlines. There was some speculation that an obsessed fan of the group had misinterpreted the lyrics to their latest song and was on a mission to make them "forever slip away" one-by-one. At a later event, the third member, Yellow, was found lying unconscious back stage but luckily recovered from his injuries. His career, however, was soon over as the groups management company decided they couldn't support a solo tambourine artist. 39 - Spool Knitter The spool knitter was a popular crafting tool among the young girls in the 1960s and 70s. A spoon of yarn is set onto a spindle and the yarn is threaded around several small rods on the device to help make knitting easier. This handy tool succeeded in introducing many young girls to the joy of knitting, but the final products usually didn't serve any practical purpose. 40 - Insect Catching Kit This set of bug collecting implements is designed for children to use. It comes complete with a standard magnifying glass, mounting pins, syringe, insecticide, and embalming fluid, but kits like this one manufactured in Misumi County also include a special molasses to use as bait. Bug catching was a fixture in the summer vacations of many young Japanese children in the 1960s and 70s. The danger involved with handling syringes and toxic fluids was part of the appeal. However, as the embalming fluid was pretty much useless, many children were forced by their parents to throw away their hard- earned collections as the bugs began to decompose. 41 - Hanuda Beetle Order: Coleoptera Family: Scarabaeidae Subfamily: Dynastinae This rare rhinoceros beetle is only found to inhabit the areas in and around Hanuda Village. The triangle pattern on its back is one of its most prominent features. Beyond that, there isn't much that stands out about this insect besides the fact that it's incredibly weak. It can't hold its own against crickets, let alone the more powerful drone beetles that also inhabit the area. It has even been known to abandon precious food to insects as timid as stink beetles. The only thing it has going for it is its incredible grip. One final note of interest is that the Hanuda Beetle is known to have an insatiable sweet-tooth. 42 - UMA World Encyclopaedia The Enigmatic American Manbeast Jackalope Man The legendary half-man, half-beast, Jackalope Man, is reported to be a large humanoid rabbit with long ears and antlers that emits a strong, foul odour. This UMA was first discovered in Greybolt County in the 1960s and created quite a stir as reports of sightings and/or smellings flooded in. Starting in the 1970s, sightings of the creature were also beginning to come in from Japan. It was believed to have made its way into the country by stowing away on an ocean freighter. The Japanese reports all indicated that the man-rabbit-antelope creature only had one ear leading to speculation that the variety in Japan is a distinct subspecies from the one living in America. * Jackalope Man Eye-Witness Sketch This sketch is based on a 1966 eye-witness report given by Greybolt County housewife, Honey Daimler. The witness reportedly came into close contact with the manbeast, but the shock of the sight and smell soon overwhelmed her, sending her into cardiac arrest. She died soon thereafter. How a dead witness could produce such a sketch is one of the many unsolved mysteries surrounding this UMA. * Encountering Jackalope Man A group of young men camping in the mountains of Misumi County ran across Jackalope Man in 2005. They tried to capture the creature, but it put up a fierce struggle and managed to get away. The scars left on their faces attest to the power of this normally docile UMA when faced with danger. 43 - Gojaku Mural A colourful cave drawing believed to date back to the end of the 7th century. The scene depicts a god descending from the sky surrounded by worshipping humans. The strange triangular pillar appears to be the vehicle for transporting the god to the world of man. Red water has pooled up from the crater left by it in the ground. 44 - Sam Monroe's Voice Recorder This portable electronic device converts analog audio to a digital signal that can be stored in internal memory for later playback. Sam kept this with him to record lectures and any observations he had during the course of his field work. It currently stores several audio files that shed light on Sam's actions after getting separated from Sol as well as some of his ideas behind the events taking place in the village. 'I never thought being clumsy would pay off. Ironically, thanks to my untimely fall from the cliff I managed to escape from those things. I hope Sol is alright ... But I can't think about that now, I need to find Bella. I heard her calling for help but, where could she be?' 'What is this place in Bella's picture? Could it really be somewhere in this town? What relation does it have to those monsters? It looks like a nest, but if they're building a nest does that imply that they have a type of hive intelligence like bees or ants? Why would they need a nest and what could they be hiding in there?' 'I've studied folklore and mythology my whole life, but never in my wildest dreams did ever imagine any of it to be real. The events recorded in this holy book mirror our current situations so accurately, that I'm beginning to doubt my own beliefs. If all of these predictions are to come true ... I must stop it.' 45 - Audio Cassette Tape A small case containing magnetic tape and covered in what appears to be sticky strawberry jam. The cassette tape was designed to improve upon the previously existing open reel designs used in audio recording. It simplified recording and playback of sound and was quickly adopted by the public at large as the format of choice starting in the 1970s. It maintained this popularity until the 1980s when digital audio formats began to become more popular. Today, it is rare to see these tapes used for anything except by an older generation who feel more comfortable with them. This cassette tape contains disturbing audio recorded by one of the villagers. 46 - Message from Sam Monroe A printout of an email. The paper is soaked in red water and part of it has been torn off. (message body) It's been forever, Howard. I've waited a long time for this moment when I could talk to you again. Every little tick and every little tock of the clock lasts an eternity when waiting for destiny. However, today, I can finally fulfil that destiny because I found your blog. Blogs are in and "hw-biker.blog-paradise.com" is online. This Summer, you'll hop on your bike and ride off to your own destiny in the lost town of Hanuda. I guarantee this will be the Summer to end all Summers. What you are about to experience is reserved especially for you. You’ve been chosen by the Fates, Howard! Can't you hear them? You must heed their call! Are you feeling a little scared? Maybe you should be. But I know you'll come. Your damsel in distress awaits. Sincerely, Sam Monroe. PS: Congrats on the bike license. 47 - Legends of Hanuda Village Legends of Hanuda Village Compiled by The Council for the Preservation and Study of Hanuda Folklore This book contains many of the various myths and legends that have been orally passed down through the generations in Hanuda Village. "The Girl who Devoured the Celestial One" A long time ago, a terrible drought forced the village into a deep famine. A girl with the hair of the sun prayed for help and soon a strange animal descended from the sky. The odd creature possessed the physical qualities of both fish and an insect. Upon seeing it, the girl could no longer restrain her hunger. However, the moment she bit into the mysterious being's flesh, the sky grew ominously dark, and a loud, horrible sound echoed throughout the land. The girl was frightened and begged for forgiveness. She promised to offer up another divine fruit in exchange for the one she had consumed if her life would be spared. 48 - Arcane Homuranagi Scroll A legend regarding the ancient force sealed away by the four sacred spirits of the Mana religion is depicted on this scroll. Four pillars surround the sacred sword, which is ablaze and shining with a brilliant light. Near these pillars are the spirits they represent - man, lion, bull and eagle. 49 - Sam Monroe's Journal I must focus. My memories and thoughts are all starting to blur together and fade to black. This may be my last opportunity to set them down in writing before the darkness swallows them entirely. After plummeting for both an instant and an eternity, I finally landed in the true Hanuda Village of 1976. In this reality, Hanuda was buried by a catastrophic landslide. If the Hanuda of the past was buried under a mountain of dirt, what was the village I was in before falling into the void? Was the ceremony that night the cause of all this? Was it something unique to the location? Or was it the power of some ancient angry god? I don't know and in the end, it doesn't matter. Whatever the cause, the result is that space-time around Hanuda is highly unstable. 1976 and 2007 somehow merged and that kid from my time, Howard, ended up interrupting a sacrificial ceremony that was suppose to occur in the past. The space time continuum was disrupted and the segment of it we existed in was torn clean from the timeline. Now like a broken record, time will forever skip to the same beat in an endless loop and we will be forced to relive those events again and again. However, it's unfair to draw the conclusion that Howard was the cause of it all. After all, Bella was the true cause. My own daughter! She was the one who brought forth the call of that terrible Siren into our world. She fell into the abyss, and like myself, was rejected by space-time much the same way an immune system rejects an invader it doesn't recognise. In her case she landed in a Hanuda much earlier in the past. She is the key to the Siren's call. Her actions brought forth that horrible curse and in return received immortality. She transformed from my innocent little girl into the divine woman from village legend, Amana. 31 summers have come and gone. The summer of August 2007 is once again approaching, and with it, that fateful night. At this moment, Howard knows nothing of Hanuda and the other me is teaching in America, blissfully ignorant of what is about to occur. The time to set the chain of events into motion is close at hand. Young Howard is about to receive a very important invitation. Howard will visit Hanuda, the sacrificial ceremony will be interrupted, and the Siren will beckon for us. The beginning and the end are fused together. The laws of causality are broken and time marches around in an eternal circle. No! Everything is going out of focus again. Memories of who I am and who I was are all running together like paints spilled on the frail canvas of my mind. What was it I was suppose to do again? I can't lose focus. I must focus! Bella! Yes! Everything must be repeated so that Bella can live forever. 'Unidentified Foreign National Found Dead On August 1st at 3:30pm, a woman taking a walk in Okai Gakuen Park in Senda City happened upon a man lying on the ground. She noticed something was wrong and quickly notified the police. Senda police officers hurried to the scene and called an ambulance when they noticed the adult foreign male was confused and incoherent. He was soon taken to a nearby hospital, but was pronounced dead the same day at 6:33pm. The unidentified male was in his 50s-70s, 6 feet tall, and thin with gray hair. He was found wearing a plaid shirt and beige pants. The only other item in his possession was a broken pair of glasses engraved with the letters "S.M." There are no obvious signs of physical trauma and the police are currently investigating his identity and cause of his death.' 50 - Portable Music Player A portable electronic device with a headphone jack designed to play music files copied from a computer. With the ever- increasing storage capabilities of such devices in recent years, they can hold a large number of songs as well as sport other extra features. The play list for this player is currently set to loop Howard's favourite song. Part II - Story Archive Locations The following list is where to find each archive. Note that some archives are given to you automatically while playing the game. Also note that you do not have to finish a stage in order to obtain an archive file; once you pick one up you can simply quit to the title screen. 01 - Story Archive (More pages are added to this archive as you play through the game.) 02 - Story Archive. 03 - Story Archive. 04 - Episode 1, Chapter 2 Hit cop with Sake bottle to make him drop it. 05 - Story Archive. 06 - Story Archive. 07 - Story Archvie. 08 - Episode 2, Chapter 2 Roof of Siren control shack. 09 - Episode 2, Chapter 4 On the observation tower. 10 - Episode 2, Chapter 6 Located behind the locked gate in the tunnels near the pumping shack. Pull the lever to switch the tracks, then use the mine cart to break through the gate. 11 - Story Archive More pages are added to this archive as you play through the game. 12 - Episode 3, Chapter 2 Second floor nursing station. Use the emergency button in the nearby patients room to draw out the nurse Shibito. File is on desk. 13 - Story Archive 14 - Story Archive 15 - Episode 3, Chapter 4 Shrine near the dilapidated storage shed, on the level above accessible nearby. 16 - Story Archive 17 - Story Archive 18 - Episode 4, Chapter 2 Get to the Policeman's noodles before he eats them. Destroy the noodles with a melee attack to unlock archive in Episode 7, Chapter 2. 19 - Episode 4, Chapter 4 Pickup the closet key from the shed you start beside. Retrieve wire cutters from first floor and closet, then open the shrine on the ground floor. 20 - Episode 5, Chapter 2 Isolation room. 21 - Story Archive 22 - Episode 5, Chapter 4 Find Amana's brooch. The Shibito takes it to the basement altar below the worship hall. 23 - Episode 5, Chapter 4 Located in the cemetery while performing the "memories from past" goal. 24 - Story Archive 25 - Episode 6, Chapter 2 After defeating the pursuer, find a shovel and examine the rock walls behind where he was originally camping. 26 - Story Archive 27 - Episode 6, Chapter 4 Examine the shrine you get access to by going into the river. You need to have closed the floodgates with Howard in his previous chapter of this stage in order to get the archive. 28 - Episode 7, Chapter 2 Inside the 'Lucky Triangle'. 29 - Episode 7, Chapter 4 Kill Sam and he will drop the can opener. Use this to open the refrigerator on the lower level. 30 - Story Archive 31 - Episode 8, Chapter 2 When the Shibito near the start of the stage opens the gate, run in and grab the archive on the table. Make sure to activate the pumping station controls to unlock an archive later on. 32 - Episode 8, Chapter 4 Order Bella to hide in the incinerator and she will find the archive. Go to the roof and use the valve to unlock another archive later on. 33 - Story Archive 34 - Episode 9, Chapter 2 Laying on the ground near the shed. 35 - Story Archive 36 - Episode 9, Chapter 4 Located on the ground floor of the Mitamura home. 37 - Story Archive 38 - Episode 10, Chapter 2 Radio playing in the first floor study. (note that the music has to be playing in order to get this archive). 39 - Episode 10, Chapter 2 Located in the same room as no.38 40/41 - Episode 10, Chapter 2 Note: these items must be found during the same game. Get the storage key from the exterior guest house, then sneak back into the house by using the door bell as a diversion. Get the insect catching kit from the storage room then use it on the large tree next to the red water pool outside. Continue the mission then pick up the Beetle from the tree when Melissa is chasing you. 42 - Episode 10, Chapter 4 To get this archive you must hunt the legendary UMA Jackalope Man ;) Close the floodgate to stop the water, then head down into it. Go to the shrine by taking the stairs near the end off the ravine. You will find an old broken hunting trap and some carrots. Place a hunting trap here. You will notice in this stage you can sometimes hear the rustling of trees - this is the Jackalope Man moving around the stage. Follow this route: head past the Church, then across the fields, over the tree bridge, now turn around and head back to near the dilaptated shed, and head up to the elevated shrine. You should have heard the rustling three times; head back to where you laid the trap and you'll hear it spring - pick up the file. 43 - Episode 11, Chapter 2 Head down into the mine to the chamber full of water - if you drained this in Sol's stage, you can now use the dynamite detonator. Do so, then follow through the passage and pick up the archive. 44 - Story Archive 45 - Episode 11, Chapter 4 You can only get this file if you already have no.39-41. Head into the 'Lucky Triangle' and examine the hole in the floor. It's too dark too see. Examine the hole when there's a flash of lightening and Bella will fish out the file using previous items. 46 - Story Archive 47 - Episode 12, Chapter 2 Located in the room which Bella escaped through. 48 - Episode 12, Chapter 4 Shoot Seigo Saiga in the head 3 times and he will drop this file on the ground. 49 - Story Archive 50 - Story Archive ===================================== W E A P O N A R C H I V E S ===================================== Part III - Weapon Archive Transcriptions 01 - Wrench Category: Light Blunt Weapon Strength: Average A tool designed for turning nuts and bolts. The length is set to help its user apply the maximum amount of torque. 02 - Hand Rake Category: Light Blunt Weapon Strength: Average The ends of this pronged garden tool are curved to help make raking up fallen leaves easier. 03 - Iron Poker Category: Light Blunt Weapon Strength: Subpar A long metal rod with a curved end designed for shifting around coal or wood in a fire to adjust the strength of the flame. 04 - Ashtray Category: Light Blunt Weapon Strength: Average A heavy glass recetpticle for holding ashes and cigarette butts. 05 - Parking Sign Category: Light Blunt Weapon Strength: Average A large 'No Parking' sign. The sign board itself is flexible, but the post is solid metal. 06 - Frying Pan Category: Light Blunt Weapon Strength: Average A necessary tool in any cook's kitchen. This metal pan with shallow sides is perfect for searing as well as whacking people. 07 - Alto Recorder Category: Light Blunt Weapon Strength: Poor A plastic recorder. Recorders are classified as woodwind instruments and are popular in the Japanese classroom for music instruction. 08 - Mattress Beater Category: Light Blunt Weapon Strength: Poor A bamboo implement with two large, flat loops at the end to help beat out any dust that has collected in mattresses or futons. 09 - Hot Water Pot Category: Light Blunt Weapon Strength: Subpar A pot with inner and outer layers that produce a vacuum for insulation. A reflective inner coating also keeps contents warm. 10 - Nail Hammer Category: Light Blunt Weapon Strength: Average This tool has a heavy iron head with one flat end for driving nails and one forked end for pulling them out. 11 - Firewood Category: Light Blunt Weapon Strength: Subpar A piece of timber cut to the optimal size for us as firewood. Wood is not the most efficient energy source, but it is easy to find and use. 12 - Water Ladle Category: Light Blunt Weapon Strength: Poor The bowl-shaped container at the end of the handle is designed for scooping up water. It's usually made from wood, metal or plastic. 13 - Bowling Trophy Category: Light Blunt Weapon Strength: Average The "Hanuda Bowling Tournament" trophy. Apparently the trophy is cursed and brings about misfortune to whoever has it. 14 - Umbrella Category: Light Blunt Weapon Strength: Poor Rain gear consisting of a metal frame with cloth draped over it forming a canopy to protect the owner from falling rain. 15 - Hand Sickle Category: Light Bladed Weapon Strength: Average A handheld farming tool for cutting grass or harvesting crops. A crescent shaped metal blade is affixed to a wooden handle. 16 - Brush Hatchet Category: Light Bladed Weapon Strength: Strong A wide, thick blade is attached to the end of a wooden handle. This tool is often used for splitting firewood and other woodworking tasks. 17 - Hacksaw Category: Light Bladed Weapon Strength: Average A woodcutting implement that combines a fine-tooth saw with a handle. This Japanese version is designed to cut on the pull stroke. 18 - Froe Axe Category: Light Bladed Weapon Strength: Strong A special variety of axe with a long narrow blade. This particular variety is often used for opening holes in timber. 19 - Noodle Cleaver Category: Light Bladed Weapon Strength: Strong A specialised cooking knife for cutting strips of noodles. The rectangular blade extends the length of the handle. 20 - Scalpel Category: Light Bladed Weapon Strength: Subpar A small, sharp knife used in surgery. Reusable scalpels were once common, but have been mostly replaced by disposable ones. 21 - Kitchen Knife Category: Light Bladed Weapon Strength: Average An all-purpose knife for slicing, dicing and many other uses. No kitchen is complete without one. 22 - Dagger Category: Light Bladed Weapon Strength: Average A hilt-less blade with a plain, wooden handle. Daggers are often associated with treachery as they're easy to conceal. 23 - Mining Pick Category: Heavy Blunt Weapon Strength: Excellent A mining tool used for breaking up earth. Both sides of the double-sided head are pointed as opposed to a pickaxe. 24 - Metal Pipe Category: Heavy Blunt Weapon Strength: Strong A cylindrical metal tube designed for transporting water. Although galvanised, most of the coating has worn away and the pipe is rusty. 25 - Shovel Category: Heavy Blunt Weapon Strength: Average A common digging tool with a curved metal blade attached to a long handle. It's also often used for scooping and mixing. 26 - Garden Hoe Category: Heavy Blunt Weapon Strength: Strong A simple blade attached to a long wooden handle. This tool is used for basic garden tilling. 27 - Garden Fork Category: Heavy Blunt Weapon Strength: Strong A forked blade attached to a long wooden handle. It's perfect for tilling heavier soils including mud or clay. 28 - Crowbar Category: Heavy Blunt Weapon Strength: Excellent A long rod handy for prying open crates and pulling up nails. The length improves leverage for applying force with little effort. 29 - Sledgehammer Category: Heavy Blunt Weapon Strength: Excellent A large, heavy hammer designed for breaking through walls and driving posts or stakes into the ground. 30 - Video Camera Category: Heavy Blunt Weapon Strength: Strong A professional video camera used to record the events in Hanuda. Its cutting -edge 3CCS system allows it to record high-definition footage. 31 - Mallet Category: Heavy Blunt Weapon Strength: Strong A long, wooden tool resembling a hammer. It can be used as a pestle for husking grains and is popular in Japan for pounding rice-cakes. 32 - Walking Crutch Category: Heavy Blunt Weapon Strength: Average This can help support the weight for someone with a leg injury. For this reason, the word can refer to anything used to support a weakness. 33 - Bolt Cutters Category: Heavy Blunt Weapon Strength: Strong A tool used for cutting bolts and chains. if wire cutters are note enough to get through something, bolt cutters should do the job. 34 - White Guitar Category: Heavy Blunt Weapon Strength: Subpar A six-string guitar with a white exterior that was popular in the 1970s, an age of bell-bottoms and platform shoes. 35 - Scythe Category: Heavy Bladed Weapon Strength: Strong A crescent-shaped blade attached to a long wooden pole. Its length enables its wielder to cut a swath through grass. 36 - Homuranagi Category: Heavy Bladed Weapon Strength: Otherworldly A sword Seigo was wielding engraved with the name "Homuranagi". It has been well-maintained and keeps a sharp edge despite its age. 37 - Splitting Axe Category: Heavy Bladed Weapon Strength: Excellent A specialised axe used for harvesting timber. It can be used to carve a tree so that it falls in the desired direction when sawn down. 38 - Broadaxe Category: Heavy Bladed Weapon Strength: Excellent An axe with a wide blade that tapers off as it approaches the handle. It's designed for cutting the desired wood pieces out of logs. 39 - Sake Bottle Category: Light Blunt Weapon Strength: Average A large glass bottle for storing and transporting Japanese sake. It can also be used to store other liquids such as juice or soy sauce. 40 - Beer Bottle Category: Light Blunt Weapon Strength: Average A large, glass beer bottle that is sometimes used for tenderising meat before preparation. 41 - Chamber Pot Category: Light Blunt Weapon Strength: Subpar A glass basin used in hospitals and nursing care for sick and injured patients who have trouble reaching the bathroom. 42 - Fluorescent Bulb Category: Light Blunt Weapon Strength: Subpar A glass tube with a white-phosphor inner coating that emits light when excited by the ultraviolet rays given off by the charged mercury gas. 43 - Whisky Bottle Category: Light Blunt Weapon Strength: Average A glass bottle designed for the storage and transport of whisky. Like many liquor bottles, the glass is tinted to block out sunlight. 44 - .38 Calibre Handgun Category: Short-barrelled Gun Strength: Strong A standard-issue .38 calibre revolver that chambers up to 6 rounds. 45 - Double-barrelled Shotgun Category: Long-barrelled Gun Strength: Excellent A double-barrelled shotgun with a two-shot capacity designed primarily for hunting mid-sized game like deer. 46 - Sawn-off Shotgun Category: Short-barrelled Gun Strength: Excellent A two-shot capacity shotgun that has had the barrel and stock dramatically reduced for easy carrying and improved manoeuvrability. 47 - Hunting Rifle Category: Long-barrelled Gun Strength: Excellent A one-shot capacity bolt-action hunting rifle. 48 - Hunting Trap Category: Trap Strength: Special A steel trap used for hunting a variety of animals. A human who inadvertently steps into one of these will require time to break free. 49 - Signal Flare Category: Special Strength: Special Once lit, this flare emits a voluminous cloud of smoke to signal an emergency. It can also be used as a smoke screen. 50 - Uryen Category: Special Strength: Otherworldly Seigo discovered this mysterious artefact in the depths of the local mine. Literature describing the object's legend is rumoured to exist. Part IV - Weapon Archive Locations As with the story archives, you can simply go to the stage containing the item you need and pick it up to unlock the file; you are then free to quit the stage without completing it. 01 - Episode 7, Chapter 4 Right side of room the bus has crashed into. 02 - Episode 3, Chapter 4 Located among other weapons at the Equipment Storage shed. 03 - Episode 4, Chapter 4 You start the stage with this item. 04 - Episode 4, Chapter 4 Living room. 05 - Episode 9, Chapter 2 This is the item that obstructs the main entrance doors. 06 - Episode 4, Chapter 4 Kitchen. 07 - Episode 4, Chapter 4 The Shibito on the top floor carries this weapon. 08 - Episode 4, Chapter 4 Roof (where you exit bedroom) 09 - Episode 4, Chapter 4 Room with television. 10 - Episode 11, Chapter 2 11 - Episode 4, Chapter 4 Exterior of house. 12 - Episode 10, Chapter 4 Flying Shibito is equipped with one. 13 - Episode 4, Chapter 4 In the living room. 14 - Episode 3, Chapter 4 At the Equipment Storage 15 - Episode 2, Chapter 2 Female Shibito is equipped with this one. 16 - Episode 3, Chapter 4 Equipment Storage shed. 17 - Episode 3, Chapter 4 Equipment Storage shed. 18 - Episode 3, Chapter 4 Equipment Storage shed. 19 - Episode 5, Chapter 4 Kitchen of Karibna Noodles 20 - Episode 8, Chapter 4 A Shibito Nurse carries this one. 21 - Episode 4, Chapter 4 Equipped by the Shibito working in the kitchen. 22 - Episode 7, Chapter 4 - Various Shibito are carrying this. 23 - Episode 2, Chapter 2 Carried by Mining Shibito 24 - Episode 2, Chapter 2 On the wall of the tunnel past the first Shibito. 25 - Episode 3, Chapter 4 Carried by Shibito. 26 - Episode 3, Chapter 4 Equipment Storage shed. 27 - Episode 3, Chapter 4 Equipment Storage shed. 28 - Episode 4, Chapter 2 The Shibito chasing you at the start of the stage carries this. 29 - Episode 4, Chapter 4 Shibito at stage start. 30 - Episode 8, Chapter 2 Laying next to a miner Shibito where you get the key. 31 - Episode 4, Chapter 4 Various Shibito carry this. 32 - Episode 7, Chapter 2 When navigating the rooftops, you'll come across a Shibito carrying this weapon. 33 - Episode 11, Chapter 2 Use the elevator with the chained up mesh. Wait for the Shibito to cut the chain with the bolt cutters, then take it from him. 34 - Episode 4, Chapter 4 In the study on the top floor. 35 - Episode 9, Chapter 4 Shibito Sol carries this. 36 - Automatic Pickup via Story. 37 - Episode 7, Chapter 2 Outside the rear of the Lucky Triangle. 38 - Episode 9, Chapter 4 Various Shibito carry this. 39 - Episode 1, Chapter 2 There is one laying at the bus shelter near were the stage starts and one inside the house on the top of the hill. 40 - Episode 4, Chapter 2 Karibna Noodles 41 - Episode 8, Chapter 4 Shibito Nurse carries this. 42 - Episode 8, Chapter 4 2F Female Bathroom 43 - Episode 8, Chapter 4 1F Male Bathroom 44 - Episode 4, Chapter 4 Shibito in the living room carries this. 45 - Episode 4, Chapter 2 You start the stage with this. 46 - Episode 7, Chapter 2 You start the stage with this. 47 - Episode 12, Chapter 4 You start the stage with this weapon. 48 - Episode 2, Chapter 4 Near the end of the stage gameplay requires you use one. 49 - Episode 4, Chapter 2 On the porch of the worship hall. 50 - Finish the Game === THANKS === Project Siren - For making such a great game. 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