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Version: 1.20 | Updated: 07/07/17

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                          I AM THOU... THOU ART I...


                   CALL UPON MY NAME, AND RELEASE THY RAGE!



   IT SHALL BECOME THE WINGS
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            Platform:   PlayStation 4
             Version:   1.20
        Last Updated:   7/07/2017

               Email:   FAQs @ bkstunt .com
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   (-NOTE-) Press Ctrl+F and enter in the code to skip to that section.


THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU PLAY

 - Introduction.......................................................[P5-INT]
 - Controls...........................................................[P5-CON]
 - Game Basics & Tips.................................................[P5-GBT]


MAIN WALKTHROUGH

 - Monthly Life: APRIL................................................[P5-APR]
 - Monthly Life: MAY..................................................[P5-MAY]
 - Monthly Life: JUNE.................................................[P5-JUN]
 - Monthly Life: JULY.................................................[P5-JUL]
 - Monthly Life: AUGUST...............................................[P5-AUG]
 - Monthly Life: SEPTEMBER............................................[P5-SEP]
 - Monthly Life: OCTOBER..............................................[P5-OCT]
 - Monthly Life: NOVEMBER.............................................[P5-NOV]
 - Monthly Life: DECEMBER.............................................[P5-DEC]
 

MEMENTOS

 - QIMRANUT............................................................[MEM-1]
 - AIYATSBUS...........................................................[MEM-2]
 - CHEMDAH.............................................................[MEM-3]
 - KAITUL..............................................................[MEM-4]
 - AKZERIYYUTH.........................................................[MEM-5]
 - ADYESHACH...........................................................[MEM-6]
 - SHERIRUTH...........................................................[MEM-7]
 

APPENDICES

 - Book List..........................................................[P5-BKS]
 - Crossword Puzzle...................................................[P5-CRS]
 - Trophy List........................................................[P5-TPH]
 
 
CONCLUSION

 - Version History....................................................[P5-HIS]
 - Credits............................................................[P5-CRE]
 - Last Words.........................................................[P5-LST]


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 Hello everyone!
 
 Ah... Persona. I fell in love with this series back on the PS2 when I played
"Persona 3 FES" for the first time. The series goes back further than that of
course, but it definitely had it's breakthrough by adding in the "Social Sim"
part of the game from Persona 3 onwards.

 As much as I loved Persona 3 though, Persona 4 just blew me away. Persona
4 Golden on the PlayStation Vita is, hands down, the best Vita game out there
and just such an experience. I've played through it multiple times in fact as
it was one of the first Platinum Trophies that I purposely set my mind to
obtaining.

 It's been FAR too long since Persona 4 Golden though, as you likely know,
but the wait is finally over, and over in style! With my adoration in hand,
how can I NOT do my best to bring you all a guide worthy of this series?

 Anyway, enough rambling. I've been on a writing spree of late with so many
fantastic games coming to the PS4 this year (Resident Evil 7 and Nioh were
two guides I've done right before this one), but it's hard to deny that I've
been waiting on Persona 5 the longest.

 Let's start the game...


 ~ Bkstunt


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|- L analog  | = Moves Player                                                 |
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|- R analog  | = Moves Camera                                                 |
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|- L1 button | = Change Page/List, Analyze Enemy (In Battle), Third Eye       |
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|- L2 button | = Change Tactics (In Battle), Third Eye                        |
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|- L3 button | = N/A                                                          |
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|- R1 button | = Change Page/List, Assist from Navigator (In Battle)          |
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|            | = Display Map (In City)                                        |
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|- R2 button | = Dash/Run (In Dungeon), Baton Pass (In Battle)                |
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|- R3 button | = N/A                                                          |
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|- D-pad     | = Move Cursor, D-pad + UP = Use Gun (In Battle)                |
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|            | = D-pad + DOWN = Show Next Turn (In Battle)                    |
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|- Options   | = Pause, Fast Forward (Events), Rush Attack (Battle)           |
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|            | = SAVE (When Available - Outside Dungeons/Safe Rooms)          |
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|- Touchpad  | = See Activity Log (Online Only)                               |
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|- X button  | = Confirm, Attack with Melee (Battle)                          |
|============+================================================================|
|- [] button | = Display Conversation Log, Use Item (Battle)                  |
|============+================================================================|
|            | = Auto-Recover (Dungeon)                                       |
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|- /\ button | = Menu, Use Persona Skills (Battle)                            |
|============+================================================================|
|- O button  | = Cancel, Center Camera, Guard (Battle)                        |
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 Here you can find a TON of hints, tips and tricks that will help you get
through Persona 5 with ease. A few of these are VERY IMPORTANT, so take a
moment to check this section out!


 o The purpose of this guide is to get you through the game (on NORMAL
   difficulty) while focusing on a few things. If you use this guide you
   can expect:

   1. Completing every Confidant Rank

   2. Gaining maximum stats

   3. Reading every book

   4. Playing through every video game

   5. Help recruiting Personas

   6. Detailed walkthrough of each of the game's Palaces

   7. Getting Trophy Tips throughout the guide

   Completion is the name of the game here. I'm very much a trophy hunter
   in real life and my guides and walkthroughs often reflect that.


 o The BIGGEST TIP I can give for this game is regarding Confidants (Social
   Links in other games). Be SURE you have the same Persona as the person you
   want to hang out with. This gives you (free) extra points and lets you rank
   up faster with your Confidants.

   
   (-VERY IMPORTANT-): This guide assumes you will always have the matching
                       persona when you hang out with people.

   There are a couple Confidants where this doesn't matter as they rank up
   automatically. You'll know who this applies to though.


 o SAVE OFTEN! This should be ingrained to your gaming soul by now, of
   course, but I would be remiss if I didn't remind you! Be sure to use the
   game's save slots to save often and in different slots. Cycle through them
   so you have multiple saves you can go back to if needed.

   
 o For the majority of the game, make SURE you always have a book or two on
   hand. You will get certain days that let you read, for free (no time is
   used up), so you may as well make use of free time!


 o All that said... if you follow this guide you will find that we have a
   LOT of free time in November and December. It is OK to miss a thing or
   two here and there. Chances are very good that you have time to make it
   right by the end of the game.


 o The Fortune and Temperance Confidant Abilities are perhaps the BEST in
   the game. Be sure to focus on their rank up events so you can use their
   abilities. Death is quite good as well for the accessories you can buy.


 o Speaking of accessories, around the 3rd-4th Palace you can start to buy
   SP REGEN accessories. These things are godly and will make your fighting
   life SO much easier. It is highly recommended to get one as soon as you can.


 o The Fortune Abilities in particular are what allow us to get through the
   Confidant Ranks and Stat Upgrades so fast in this guide! Be sure to utilize
   them. Also, remember the "Money Fortune" before you go to any Palace or
   Mementos trip! Every bit of money helps!


 o Every Sunday you can buy FRUIT JUICE that helps raise your stats (this is
   in the "Underground Walkway in Shibuya"). This is expensive, but it doesn't
   take up any time which makes it notable! You can combine this with the
   Fortune Confidant for even better stat growth! BE SURE to visit the drink
   vendor every week (or follow the guide, as I point it out every week). Also
   note that the juice drink does not change unless you buy it (so be sure to
   buy it to make the drinks rotate if you still need a certain stat increase!).


 o Speaking of building stats in your free time, be sure to buy items for the
   plant in your room! Feeding it gives you free Kindness Points and doesn't
   take up any time. Follow the guide for feeding dates and where to buy the
   best plant food.


 o Be sure to check the WEAPON SHOP before you enter a new palace. You can
   often find new upgrades and armors to buy.

 
 o As a general rule of thumb, don't worry too much about buying gun upgrades.
   Focus on weapons and armor first. Guns are best used when an enemy is weak
   to gun damage and even SMALL amounts of gun damage will down those enemies,
   so upgrading them is your last priority.


 o Be sure to try and ambush as many enemies as you can while fighting. This
   gives you a free turn and can really help out throughout the game.


 o Remember that as long as you are "In Cover" enemies can't see you. You
   could be in plain sight, but as long as you are crouched down and in cover,
   it doesn't matter one bit (this game's stealth aspect is... rather minimal).


 o Capture every Persona you can (Gotta catch 'em all!). By doing this you
   can fuse and recall them later on in the Velvet room and it will help build
   the number of options you have when it comes down to battle.


 o This is a bit basic, but remember that MOST Personas have a weakness to
   something! You can use this to knock them down and make it easy to
   negotiate with them or go for an "All Out" attack to finish them off
   quicker.


 o The guide emphasis this, but in general you want to get through the
   game's Palaces in one trip. You'll be forced to make multiple trips on
   some Palaces, but the quicker you clear Palaces, the more time you have
   later for Confidant Ranks and other activities. This guide is optimized
   to do Palaces like this.


 o When you DO visit Palaces again (like after a Calling Card, for example),
   much of the TREASURE can be re-obtained. Be sure to try and nab the
   treasures in the Palaces again so you gain more money by selling them off
   later!

   
 o This website is FANTASTIC for knowing how to fuse which persona to make
   new persona. I was going to do a persona list for this guide, but honestly
   this site is so well done there's no point to that:
   
   o https://chinhodado.github.io/persona5_calculator/#/list
   
   If you ever wonder "How do I fuse <insert persona>?", this is the site to
   check. I will note though that I would NOT use any recipes with the various
   Treasure Demons in them, as they don't seem to work too good. Stick with
   the normal persona recipes.



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 After starting a new game, you'll be presented with a rather generic "This
story is a work of fiction" message. You MUST AGREE to this to continue (I had
to test it... defy fate and all that).

 Shortly after you agree, the game will start in earnest, labeling you a
"Trickster" and then playing a very cool cut-scene. Soon after, we will be in
control.


 Proceed through the prompts as the ultra-stylish song "Life will Change"
starts up. Once you gain control, run along the top of the hanging platforms,
jumping whenever you need to. When the guards see you, go left, jumping down
and continuing on until we're forced into our first battle.

 We're fighting a "Sacrificial Pyrekeeper" here, but it has no chance against
us. You can win this with pure melee moves, so take it out and go up the stairs
to continue. We're in more of a "traditional persona" area now, but it is very
linear so just head forward until you're stopped automatically. Hide behind the
bin when you're prompted and move up to the door. The guard will run past us,
but we aren't able to chase after him, so continue on until another stylish
cut-scene takes over.


 Well... damn...
 
 
 In the interrogation room, answer however you wish. Continue with the story
and soon we'll be asked to pick a difficulty option. Choose what you wish here,
paying attention to the note below...


 (-IMPORTANT NOTE-) This Walkthrough is written while playing the "Normal"
                    difficulty mode. Additionally, the name I'll be using for
                    the "MAIN CHARACTER" is "Akira Kurusu", which is his name
                    from the Japanese Manga.
          
          
 After a bit more... persuasion (answer however you want), you will have to
input your name (see the note above for the name that I picked, but by all
means feel free to pick your own name). After that, a prosecutor (Sae Niijima)
will show up and ask us some questions about our "method". Answer how you will
as she asks us to recall how we came to learn about "That World"... and how we
can steal people's hearts...


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 APRIL 9TH (SATURDAY 4/9)
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                                             .------------------------------.
 A blue butterfly flies past us here now as  |   I am you... You are me...  |
a mysterious voice tells us how "unfair" the |------------------------------|
game is. Yet, if we can hear its voice, we   | The blue butterfly you see   |
have a chance of winning. It will then beg   | here is a reference to the   |
us to remember the bonds that we have made   | diety "Philemon", a guardian |
with our friends...                          | of souls who's appeared in   |
                                             | multiple Persona games.      |
 After saving, we will wake up with a start, '------------------------------'
as Akira remembers an action from the past. After that cut-scene we'll get a
few more scenes showing our train ride and a peculiar incident in a public
square. An awakening, perhaps?

 We'll find ourself in the subway now, and the first tutorial message will pop
up here:
 

       TUTORIAL - HINTS:
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 |  If you are ever confused about what to do or where to go next, look
 |  to the upper right corner of the screen to view various hints.
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 Go ahead and exit the train station. Akira will tell us that "Sojiro Sakura"
will be taking care of us starting today. Another tutorial message shoots up
now:


       TUTORIAL - TALKING TO PEOPLE:
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 |  All sorts of people live in the cit. Try listening to their conversations
 |  or press the X BUTTON to talk to them. You might learn something new.
 |
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 Go ahead and get used to these alleyways for a bit. You'll be thankful for the
look around later. Down the first right turn is an Old Man you can talk to,
and note the bath house, vending machine, coffee shop and dryers. There's a way
back to the station down this path.

 Down the main path is the most stuff. A second-hand store, another vending
machine, batting cages, a shop, a movie theater, and a medical clinic. There's
a police officer you can talk to as well. Head further onward and listen in to
the mother and young girl, then go past them to find Sojira Sakura's House.


 And... he's not home. Go figure. We're told to check "Leblanc's" next, which
is that coffee shop we saw earlier. Head back there and enter to continue.
After the dialog, you'll meet Sojiro, the manager, and he'll show you to your
room while summing up our situation.

 Probation for a year all for helping someone. Pretty messed-up, really. We
are told we'll be going to Shujin Academy tomorrow as well, to meet the staff.
Fun. For now, we're left with a big, dirty room to clean up. You can examine
multiple things here if you wish, which is worth doing to see all the things
you have in this attic. Sofa, desk, reading shelves,  bed... good to know for
the future, I assure you. Eventually, you want to start cleaning though. None
of this stuff is any good to us in this state.

 After a bit of cleaning, time will progress and Sojiro will come to see su
off. We get a reminder about time here as well:


       TUTORIAL - HOW TO ADVANCE TIME:
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 |  Going to bed is a special action that will advance time.
 |
 |  Time is limited. Think carefully about your schedule before you act.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 Akira won't let us head outside, so you may as well just go to bed for now.
We'll end up having a dream after seeing that strange phone app again... a
prisoner of our own making. Answer these questions with Igor however you please,
as this is just our first visit to "The Velvet Room" and is meant to introduce
us to this location and its inhabitants.

 After the alarm sounds, we will go back to "the real world" and time will
advance...


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 APRIL 10TH (SUNDAY 4/10)
 ------------------------


 Sojiro will come get in the morning as we head to Shujin Academy. After he
makes it clear that our fate isn't his concern we'll meet with the Principal
and Sadayo Kawakami, our new Teacher. We'll get a ton of warnings and our
student ID before leaving.

 On the way back we'll get more dialog (expect a ton of story!) and on the
ride home we'll hear of another accident on the radio. This is followed up by
a cut-scene showing the accident along with another showing Sae Niijima and her
boss, as well as an un-named student...

 We'll return to Leblanc's soon and head upstairs with Sojiro. He'll give us a
diary here, telling us to write in it before warning us against messing up his
store. He'll leave soon and we'll get a third tutorial:


       TUTORIAL - SAVING:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  You can save your game by pressing the OPTIONS button. When you see the
 |  button command in the lower left, you can save at any time.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 (-IMPORTANT NOTE-) Saving often and rotating saves between the save slots
                    the game gives you is a fantastic idea. The creed of any
                    true gamer, is it not?


 Instead of going to bed, try to go downstairs to hear a phone ring. It is
the pay phone at the far end of the shop's counter. Answer it and Sojiro will
ask you to turn the shop's sign to "CLOSED". Agree and leave out the front door
and then re-enter to turn the sign (we can't go anywhere else tonight, anyways).
Explore the lower shop now if you wish to get a feel for the place, and then go
to bed. We have a long day tomorrow...


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 APRIL 11TH (MONDAY 4/11)
 ------------------------


 Time for our first day of school!
 
 Head downstairs and talk to Sojiro. He's made us curry for breakfast. Eat it
and thank him, then head out. We've got some public transport navigation to to
here.

 Head LEFT first and head straight back for a quick way to the station. You can
talk to the old man if you wish, but board the train after that for a scene
showing how crowded it is (love the kid playing the PS Vita...). Get off the
next train and go upstairs.

 This part is a bit confusing, but not bad. Take a right and go through the
turnstyle. We need to find the "Ginza Line", and if you follow the yellow dot
to the right you will head towards it. Do so and go up the stairs, but you'll
find the direct route is blocked for "Cleaning". Great...

 Take a right here and go up the "8" Stairs outside. What you want to do is
to head forward to the "Teikyu" building, but you can listen in on protestors
and a news crew out here if you wish (and note the lottery stand to the right)
before heading into the Teikyu Building. Go up the stairs you find.

 This next area has a bakery and vending machines, but you want to go through
the turnstyle before the bakery. After that just board the train. You'll see a
scene back at Leblanc's once you do...

 We'll arrive at "Aoyama Itchome" now. Note all of the students. Head outside
and you'll get a cut-scene. Very cool. After the cut-scene we'll follow the
"Vulgar Boy" all the way to Shujin, which... isn't quite what it looks like.
Choose what you wish here, but we'll be taken away no matter what...



 KAMOSHIDA PALACE
 ----------------
 

 There's not much we can do here. Once you regain control, examine the cell.
Not much here though: barrels and talking to the boy are about all you can do
until we have company.

 There's several scenes now. The beatings will continue until morale improves.
Watch the scenes and pick the answers as you will (I chose defiance the entire
way) and soon we'll be in the second battle of the game, but with a tutorial
at the start.


       TUTORIAL - USING SKILLS:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  You can use skills by pressing the TRIANGLE BUTTON during your turn.
 |  Using a skill will consume a set amount of HP or SP.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 We're fighting two "Crypt-Dwelling Pyromaniac" here. Since we're tasked with
using a skill, press Triangle and use Eiha. It should nearly kill a foe, which
will give us another tutorial:


       TUTORIAL - MELEE ATTACKS:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  During your turn, select a target and press the X BUTTON to perform a
 |  melee attack with your currently equipped melee weapon. Melee attacks
 |  are not particularly strong, but they do not consume any HP or SP upon
 |  use.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 Using melee attacks is perfect for conserving resources and is especially
handy on weak enemies. These foes stand no chance against you, so waste them
both and you'll level up after the fight. We'll get a trophy as well (yay!).

 
(-NOTE-) You will get the "Soul of Rebellion" Bronze Trophy for calling
         out the Persona Arsene from the depths of your soul...


 We need to escape now. Tell the boy to go after the keys and "The King" will
be locked up. Time to make our escape. This is a linear area, so head to the
door and notice its locked. The bridge to the right, though...


       TUTORIAL - SPECIAL ACTIONS:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  You can press the X BUTTON at certain locations in a dungeon to perform
 |  special actions.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 Jump over the bridge and continue down the path. You can examine the cells to
the right if you wish, but we need to enter the last one and use the tunnel we
find to get past the next door. Exit the cell you come out of and go down the
bridge (if you go straight, you'll be forced back). Head to the end for a short
scene and then head up the stairs you find to the next level.

 Still no exit... but we can confirm we are NOT alone here. Other school members
are prisoners too! Head forward past the statue (the game won't let us talk to
them) and at the dead end you'll meet Morgana... Go ahead and choose whatever
dialog options you want (try calling it a cat!) and soon we'll have a guide out
of this place.

 Go interact with the statue and cross the bridge for our third forced battle.
We have a new enemy here: a "Bedside Brute". Attack it and afterwards Morgana
will give us a battle tip:


       TUTORIAL - WEAKNESSES AND "1 MORE":
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  Skills have varying ELEMENTS, and each enemy is weak to certain elements.
 |  If you attack an enemy's weakness, you will deal more damage and knock
 |  them down.
 |
 |  You will be able to take another action after knocking an enemy down.
 |  This is called a "1 MORE".
 |
 |  If you then topple another enemy, you will gain another 1 More. This
 |  will continue as long as you continue to attack enemy weaknesses.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 As you can tell, LEARNING ENEMY WEAKNESSES is going to play a HUGE PART in
the battle system of Persona 5, so be ready to remember them! Finish the enemy
off now and you'll level up again. Arsene will gain the CLEAVE skill as well,
which is handy.

 After the battle, Morgana will talk about persona's a bit before ol' blondie
FINALLY introduces himself as Ryuji Sakamoto. Morgana will interrupt and gives
us [_MEDICINE x3_] to heal ourselves with. We get a tutorial as well:


       TUTORIAL - AUTO-RECOVER:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  You can Auto-Recover by pressing the SQUARE BUTTON. Auto-Recover uses
 |  your party's healing skills on all party members. Be aware that the
 |  required SP WILL STILL BE CONSUMED.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 This is a handy "heal all" button you can use, but be aware of your SP when
you use this. You don't want to put yourself in a tough spot, and remember you
may have healing items you can use instead.

 
       TUTORIAL - AUTO-RECOVER:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  Tutorials you have seen before can be viewed in the main menu. Press
 |  the TRIANGLE BUTTON to open the menu and select SYSTEM, and then TUTORIAL.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 These messages can get annoying, but better to be prepared, especially if this
is your first Persona Game. Once you gain control, head straight forward and at
the bridge, Ryuji will stop us, pointing out the prisoner's uniform. We'll be
caught again here, but choose to fight.


 This battle is against two "Beguiling Girl" enemies. They are weak to curse
skills, and we're almost out of here, so feel free to use skills on both of
them and knock them down, then take them out (for returning fans... no, we
can't go "All Out"... yet...).

 Continue on and watch the scenes/dialog and we'll soon be free. Morgana won't
follow us though, although she does seem interested in us...



 SHUJIN ACADEMY
 --------------
 

 After a scene with the police, we'll be at school. Ryuji is very flustered
still, but will head off with the counselor. Answer the PE teacher as you
wish and after another "modern day" scene we'll be in the academy proper.

 We're tasked to head to the Faculty Office and 2nd Floor here. Explore if
you wish, but head to the 2nd Floor to continue. The Faculty Office is in the
short middle hallway area. It's the middle door. Enter it to continue when you
are ready.

 We'll meet up with our teacher of course and will need to answer several
questions (answer how you wish) as well as introduce ourself to the class. We
are seated right by the girl from earlier as well, and boy does she seem upset.
Nothing we can do about it now though.

 After class, Ryuji will ask us to head to the rooftop. Explore the school if
you wish, but make your way to the 3rd Floor and up to the roof from there to
talk to him. He'll understandably want to confirm what happened with us at the
palace.

 Leave the roof to head back home automatically (thank god) and we'll have to
head to bed. No time to do much else. We'll have a dream again though, as Igor
tells us our powers have awoken and explains the "Metaverse Navigator", the app
that's been on our phone for a few days now, even though we've been deleting it
over and over.

 On to the next day...

 
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 APRIL 12TH (TUESDAY 4/12)
 -------------------------


 He'll head MOST of the way to school here. Get off the train and go up the
steps and into the academy (note the vending machine). We'll automatically be
in class as well, with Mr. Ushimaru, the social studies teacher. He'll ask us
a question:


 o QUESTION: A soul is composed of appetite, spirit, and what else?
 
 o ANSWER: LOGIC
 
 
 Answer correctly for [_KNOWLEDGE +1_]. Mr. Ushimaru will continue on and
you'll get to see your point spread. We'll be maxing these abilities out over
the course of the game.

 After class we'll get a scene with the girl and Kamoshida. Ryuji will meet up
with us after class, intent on exploring the palace. Agree to help him and you
two will try to locate it, without much luck.
 
 After re-tracing our steps a few times, Ryuji will comment on your phone and
the app. He'll eventually take it and try it out, summoning the palace onto the
school grounds...



 KAMOSHIDA PALACE
 ----------------
 
 
 Head towards the palace and you'll meet up with Morgana again. The slaves
will cry out and spark Ryuji into anger. Answer how you wish here, but I know
I'm chomping at the bit to investigate properly. Agree to accompany Morgana
and we'll soon make our way back into the castle, with some objectives:


 o OBJECTIVE: Investigate the Slaves
 
  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Follow Morgana
  
  
 (-NOTE-) I'm going to start labeling objectives in the game as they come
          and go. Partly because it is a really good indicator for you to
          follow along and partly because it's nice and orderly... being a
          guide writer, I just crave orderly appearances... usually...
          
          
 Go ahead and follow Morgana to the right and you'll see a scene. Ryuji is
freaking out still, but this is undoubtedly our school. Morgana will lead us
onwards automatically...
 
 
  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Head to the cells
 
 
 Head down the stairwell here and forward at the bottom. We'll run into an
enemy up ahead, which is Morgana's cue to teach us:
 
 
       TUTORIAL - ATTACKING ENEMIES:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  When you attack a nearby enemy by pressing the X BUTTON, a battle will
 |  begin. Watch for a red icon to appear when you are in range. If you
 |  approach the enemy from behind without being noticed, the AMBUSH icon
 |  will appear. Attack at that moment for an edge in battle.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 Ambush the enemy and destroy it. Carry on and go past the bridge to see a
scene. We'll end up hiding out in a room while Morgana explains how desires
have manifested this palace. Ryuji also came... a little bit prepared. Ok,
hardly at all, but he gives us a [_TKACHEV_] and some [_MEDICINE_]. Better
than nothing, right? Right?

 We'll get a tutorial about safe rooms afterwards...
 
 
       TUTORIAL - SAFE ROOMS:
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 | 
 |  In a Safe Room, you can consult with your teammates and save your game
 |  by pressing the OPTIONS BUTTON. You can also save at the Palace entrance.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
 Saving is always a good idea, so do so now. Talk with your party members and
exit to get some talk from the guards about the slaves being in the Training
Hall. Good to know...


 o Sub-Objective:  Look for the Training Hall
 
 
 You can go re-kill the guard back the way we came if you want, then head
forward. Before we hit the next enemy, we get another tutorial:
 

       TUTORIAL - SECURITY LEVEL:
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 | 
 |  When you're spotted by an enemy, the security level will rise. This is
 |  shown on a gauge in the upper left.
 |
 |  As the security level rises, the enemies will be on higher alert. If
 |  it gets too high, you may be FORCED TO LEAVE THE PALACE, so take caution.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
 (-NOTE-) Two more tutorials are put in the tutorial menu. In general, they
          mention you can lower security levels by letting days pass or by
          ambushing enemies and that at zero security level you can ambush
          easier and from any direction. Always go from the back, though.
 
 
 Wait for this enemy to face away and take him out. The rest of the area up
ahead is a dead end, so use the door on the left (left of where the enemy was)
to continue on to a new area.


 Continue on here and soon we'll be held up as we're taught about how to use
that gun Ryuji brought along:
 

       TUTORIAL - GUN ATTACKS:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  Gun attacks are effective against enemies weak to guns. Press the UP
 |  BUTTON to ready your gun, then the X BUTTON to attack.
 |
 |  You can continue shooting until you run out of ammunition. You can also
 |  change targets in between shots using the directional buttons.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
 Press UP and X to shoot, but save some ammo. No point wasting it all here,
but note you can switch between foes as you shoot. This does bring up a good
point about ammo restoration:
 

       TUTORIAL - GUN PROPERTIES AND AMMO RESTORATION:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  Guns have a higher attack power than melee weapons, but come with
 |  LIMITED AMMUNITION.
 |
 |  Your ammunition will be restored when you return to reality. However,
 |  there are generally no other ways to refill your bullet count.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
 After the battle, we will get A LOT of notes about how to fight and how to
fight efficiently. WARNING: Incoming wall of tutorial text!
 
 
       TUTORIAL - PARTY TACTICS:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  During battle, you can change your party member's action by ASSIGNING
 |  TACTICS to them.
 |
 |  You can either set a particular course of action for them to take or
 |  choose to control them directly.
 |
 |  Tactic changes can be done by selecting STATS on the TRIANGLE BUTTON
 |  menu or pressing the L2 BUTTON on Akira's turn, then selecting the
 |  TACTICS option.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'
 
 
       TUTORIAL - SKILL SELECTION ASSISTANCE:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  If you are able to attack an enemy's weakness, you can press the R1
 |  BUTTON during battle to automatically move the cursor to that option.
 |
 |  This should save you some time if you already know that enemy's weakness.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
       TUTORIAL - RUSH:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  If you press the OPTIONS BUTTON during battle, your party will
 |  continually perform melee attacks. This is called "Rush Mode".
 |
 |  Battle will proceed faster during Rush, and you will not need to input
 |  any actions. Rush can be canceled by pressing the CIRCLE BUTTON.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
 Continue on (finally!) and when you reach the next enemy we will FINALLY
learn how to do an All-Out Attack. During the battle use Eiha to knock the
Beguilling Girl down and you'll get the prompt for it. This sparks some more
dialog with Ryuji and a tutorial message afterwards:
 
 
       TUTORIAL - ALL-OUT ATTACK:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  You can initiate an All-Out Attack from a Hold Up by pressing the
 |  TRIANGLE BUTTON.
 |
 |  All-Out Attacks are ultimate attacks which deal heavy damage to all foes.
 |  However, you cannot use one if Akira cannot act or if only he can act.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
 Head forward into the room the enemy was guarding and enter the... um...
the "Training Hall of Love". Yeah... head forward here down the stairs (the
door on the left is a no go) and continue on until you see a scene. Morgana
will have to explain how the "Slaves" work here as opposed to the real world
though. The two are connected for sure...
 
 
 o OBJECTIVE: Check on the Slave Students
 
 
 What you need to do now is move forward and look down into the cells on the
left to see what the slaves are being subjected to. Ryuji will spend some
time at each cell memorizing faces, as he knows these students. Do that for
each area (responses don't matter here) and we'll be told to escape:

 
 o OBJECTIVE: Escape from the castle
 
 
 Head back the way you came and we'll be back in the entrance foyer before
long. You will get in a fight here with THREE "Dirty Two-horned Beasts" here
and the fight will just go wrong right away. Fear not my friends: we are
SUPPOSED to lose this fight. Ryuji needed some prodding to help us out after
all. Enjoy the cut-scenes as Ryuji awakens with our lives on the line:


 We'll be in a "Boss Battle" now, but it isn't worthy of my boss battle box.
This fight is too easy. With Ryuji on our side, use his ZIO skill on the two
Dirty Two-horned Beasts that the Guard Captain summons. They are weak to ZIO
and will fall. Finish them off with regular attacks and gang up on the Guard
Captain to take him down quickly.

 After the fight, watch the scenes with the familiar girl and escape. We live
to fight another day and have plenty of ammo against the Real World Kamoshida.
We'll also eventually get a short "Real World" scene and then feel a bond
start to form with Ryuji, which is natural given what we've just been through
I'd say...



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: RYUJI SAKAMOTO                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CHARIOT ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 1)                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |                                                                            |
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 Agree to go out to a meal with him and you'll share some stories together.
You'll swap phone and chat numbers as well and head home. You'll get the warm
welcome, of course, as well as a few texts from Ryuji. We got a new objective
when we get to our... attic.
 
 
 o OBJECTIVE: Uncover Kamoshida's abuses
 
 
 Head to bed now and you'll have another dream. Igor will explain a few
things to us here, mainly dealing with confidants as well as forming a bond
with us as well (which is really handy as we gain some very much needed
special abilities).
 
 
       TUTORIAL - CONFIDANTS:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  Confidants are people you trust who share a similar goal. You can find
 |  these people in places like school or around town.
 |
 |  Try forming bonds with people by visiting them multiple times, earning
 |  their trust, and proving your value.
 |
 |  Once you have formed a bond, you can open the menu with the TRIANGLE
 |  BUTTON and select CONFIDANTS to check the strength of your relationships.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 

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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: PRISON MASTER                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  FOOL ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 1)                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: WILD TALK                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Allows you to negotiate with Shadows after performing a      |
 |               Hold Up.                                                     |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: ARCANA BURST                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Earn bonus EXP when fusing Personas based on their arcana's  |
 |               Confidant rank.                                              |
 |                                                                            |
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       TUTORIAL - CONFIDANT ABILITIES:
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 | 
 |  People you have formed a bond with have special Confidant Abilities.
 |
 |  Your CONFIDANT RANK indicates the strength of your trust with someone.
 |  As this rank increases, more of their Confidant Abilities will be
 |  unlocked.
 |
 |  Press the TRIANGLE BUTTON to open the menu, and select CONFIDANTS. From
 |  there you can check each Confidant's arcana, rank, and abilities.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
 These abilities will come in very handy in the future. Especially Wild Talk.
Note that it can only be done in "Hold Up" mode though. Soon we'll finish our
sleep and the day will finally be over (this was a really long day!).
 

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 APRIL 13TH (WEDNESDAY 4/13)
 ---------------------------


 We'll head out to school automatically and be reminded of the Volleyball
Rally today. This leads to a cut-scene showing a game where Kamoshida sends a
spike right into a kid's face. Ugh... I mean, think about watching what's
happening, guy?


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Look for witnesses
 

 After that, we'll be talking with Ryuji and will need to go talk to the
volleyball players, getting the objective up above. The first one is from
our class, 2D. The game will give us another handy tip here though (you'll
like this one):
 
 
       TUTORIAL - QUICK TRAVEL:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  You can use quick travel by bringing up the map with the R1 BUTTON and
 |  selecting the location you want to move to.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
 Head to your classroom however you wish (go left if you are using the quick
travel) and talk to the player with "..." above him. He's no help though.
Afterwards, use the "Split Up" option with Ryuji and head to your second
mark: a player in the 3C class. He is actually not in his classroom, but
nearby talking with some one (remember, the 3C classroom is on the first
floor). Listen in on them to talk with him, but it's not going to go anywhere
as he's rather hostile.

 
       TUTORIAL - CHECKING MESSAGES:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  You can view the messages you have received by pressing the SQUARE
 |  BUTTON. An icon will appear on any unread messages.
 |
 |  Only the 50 most recent chat threads will be saved. Old chats will be
 |  automatically deleted, so don't forget to read them.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 You'll get some texts from Ryuji afterwards, about a lead near 1B. Head
there next (up on the third floor) and you'll find a kid nearby with "..."
you can talk to. He is much more open being a freshman, and will mention
someone named "Mishima" and "Special Coaching" that he's been getting. It
seems we have another lead! Head back to the meeting area afterward.


 We'll get to talk with Ann Takamaki a bit while we are waiting for Ryuji.
Turns out he knows her a bit. She didn't deny the whole "going out" thing
too, which is a bit troublesome, but she tries to warn us away.


 Not likely...

 
 That's it for this day though. Head to bed once you get home, as the game
doesn't let us do anything more at this time. 
 
 
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 APRIL 14TH (THURSDAY 4/14)
 --------------------------


 Again, more frustration in investigating real-world crimes. We will talk
with Shiho a bit here, but it doesn't help much (Ann is clearly concerned about
her friend and her new bruises as well).

 Even more surprising though, after school we'll be met by... Morgana! In, um,
Cat Form. We're apparently the only ones that can hear him. Enjoy these scenes
as he lays out his plan, although the end results sounds... a bit extreme. I
mean, murder... is still murder. Ryuji will think about it though. How can
Morgana sill complain about the cat comparisons, though!?


 Head home after that and on your way back you'll run into Ann. Pick whatever
choice you wish here and she'll run off. It's a bit creepy, but we have to go
after her...

 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Pursue Ann
 

 Head into the "Underground Walkway" here (where we first came from) and then
down the stairs, retracing our first route. Only this time go STRAIGHT as you
take the right turn, and you'll run into Ann by a pillar. Talk to her and ask
to go somewhere safe and you'll talk. You'll learn the bind she is in and can
encourage her here.

 We'll go home automatically after that, getting one last text from Ryuji
and hitting the bed before the next day starts.


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 APRIL 15TH (FRIDAY 4/15)
 ------------------------


 Today is... going to be a trying day. Head to school like usual and watch
the scenes that happen. It's a bit shocking, but honestly not as bad as I
thought it would be. We have to get down there!
 
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Head to the Courtyard
 
 
 We'll have to take the long way around. Head to the lower level and to the
other building, then make your way to the courtyard from there (easy to do if
you check out the map). You'll see some scenes here and Ann will go along with
Shiho. We have someone to see though...

 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Head to Kamoshida's location
 
 
 Here we just have to follow Ryuji up to the second floor and to the end of
the hallway, where we'll confront Kamoshida. As you can imagine, this doesn't
go particularly well. Expelled? Hmmm....

 Not if we can force him to have a change of heart...
 
 
 We'll end up going back to the Castle, but Ann follows us. Watch the scenes
as she glimpses part of Kamoshida's world and soon we'll kick her out. Hmph.
I would have taken her along. Oh well... once we get control, we will get a
tutorial box:
 
 
       TUTORIAL - DASHING:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  While in phantom thief form, you can DASH by holding the R2 BUTTON as
 |  you move around.
 |
 |  This will help you traverse a Palace quickly, but be careful - while
 |  dashing, you will be more easily spotted by enemies.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 

 KAMOSHIDA PALACE
 ----------------
 

 After that, it's up to us to act like proper thieves, as we get a new
objective. It's about time, right?!

 
 o OBJECTIVE: Steal Kamoshida's Heart
 
  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Infiltrate the Castle
  
  
 Enter the infiltration point off to the left and we'll be inside. Here,
head to the RIGHT for a scene where Ryuji asks the important question: why
can't we just beat him up here? We need to steal the TREASURE that he's
manifested, it seems... beating on him alone won't do any good. Bah, always
so complicated...


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Infiltrate the Castle


 Head through the only other door and we'll be forced into a fight. Here
Morgana will tell us the "other" good thing about getting the enemies into
a "Hold Up": Negotiating with them!

 You'll automatically put this Pixie Enemy into a Hold up. Once the talk
prompts occur choose whichever you wish. You can normally get these items,
but not this time. Instead, say "You chose the wrong enemy" once you can and
you'll end up gaining PIXIE as a PERSONA. Something Morgana was NOT expecting.
This gives us another tutorial as well:


       TUTORIAL - CHANGING PERSONAS:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  Akira's potential allows him to hold multiple Personas. As such, you
 |  can freely change which Persona you have summoned.
 |
 |  When you change your Persona, your stats, elemental affinities, and
 |  available skills will change to match the Persona you selected.
 |
 |  While in the PERSONA menu, press the R1 Button or L1 Button to change
 |  Personas. Outside battle, press the TRIANGLE Button then select Persona
 |  to change.
 |
 |  You may normally change Personas whenever you'd like, but during battle
 |  you can only change Personas ONCE PER TURN.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
 We also get a trophy as this is our first persona outside of our default
one. Very nice!


(-NOTE-) You will get the "I Am Thou" Bronze Trophy for obtaining your
         first Persona through negotiation.


 We'll get into a second fight soon. If you want to fill out your PERSONA
list, we have space for FIVE MORE Persona's (well, four after Pixie). See
the "NEGOTIATION GUIDE" below to recruit them all. You can get the Bicorns
from this fight if you wish (I didn't know how to at the time), but coming
up we have a better area to recruit Persona's in, so don't sweat it.

 After the fight we get another tutorial message as well...


       TUTORIAL - SHADOW NEGOTIATION:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  During a HOLD UP, you can NEGOTIATE with any enemy shadow. If you
 |  succeed in the negotiation, you may sometimes gain a new Persona.
 |
 |  The decision between defeating your foes quickly with All-Out Attacks
 |  or negotiating to gain Personas or other rewards will be a crucial one.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
 And now that "Persona Negotiation Guide" I mentioned up above:
 

 (-NOTE-) The box below will help you out when it comes to negotiating with
          different PERSONA'S in the game. Look for it whenever you enter a
          new area to get a heads-up on what you will need to do.
          
          
 
 _________________________________________________
|/\| KAMOSHIDA PALACE - PERSONA NEGOTIATION GUIDE |                          __
|\/|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|\/|
|/\| Negotiating with the different enemies and gaining new PERSONAS is     |/\|
|\/| vital to survival. Reference this list when you are trying to gain     |\/|
|/\| a new PERSONA for a MUCH easier time.                                  |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| We'll go through each PERSONA here below, using their real names:      |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/| o Pixie                                                                |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   WEAK TO: GUN, ICE, CURSE                                             |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   TALK: ("You chose the wrong enemy")                                  |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| o Jack-o-Lantern (??? - Gloomy)                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   WEAK TO: GUN, ICE, WIND                                              |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   TALK: ("Fine" / "Place with Western Toilets" / "Yeah, sometimes")    |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/| o Mandrake (??? - Upbeat)                                              |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   WEAK TO: FIRE                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   TALK: ("Please Don't" / "Questioning Maturity")                      |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| o Bicorn (??? - Irritable)                                             |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   WEAK TO: LIGHTNING                                                   |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   TALK: ("Luck is on my side" / "Enemies must be eliminated")          |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/| o Incubus                                                              |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   WEAK TO: GUN, HOLY                                                   |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   TALK: ("Actually very busy" / "It's part of my face")                |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|__|________________________________________________________________________|__|


 
 OK, now that those fights are done, continue on to another hallway. You will
see a locked hallway to the left but as you continue you'll come to a bigger
room with THREE enemies patrolling about. Take each of them out via ambush and
use the pillars here to hide behind.


 (-NOTE-) THIS is the area to battle foes in and fill out your Persona list.
          I would recommend getting all the Persona's above, but at the VERY
          LEAST you should go after Jack-o-Lantern for the Agi/Fire ability
          which will be helpful coming up...
          
          ALSO, note that you can leave back the way you came and return to
          force the three enemies to spawn again. Which is very useful for a
          bit of grinding or making sure you recruit all the persona's you
          can...
          
          
 After killing all three enemies, be sure to nab the [_CHEST_] in the room
which has a Silver Dagger. Be sure to equip it to Akira, as it is a nice
damage upgrade.


 (-NOTE-) If you get AMBUSHED, you get the tutorial message below. I, um...
          totally got this on purpose... yeah, for the guide. Yeah...


       TUTORIAL - SURROUNDED BY ENEMIES:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  If an enemy takes your party be surprise, you may find yourself at a
 |  disadvantage at the start of battle.
 |
 |  In this situation, not only will the enemy gain a preemptive attack, but
 |  you will also be unable to escape from battle.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 Once you leave the room with the three enemies and treasure, continue on
to see a scene. Ann isn't about to let us toss her out, it seems... but that's
not a good thing, as she gets caught right away...


 o Objective: Rescue Ann Takamaki
 
 
 Well, time for a rescue mission instead of an infiltration mission. We have
to go back the way we came, which has three more enemy fights in it. Take them
all out and head back to the gated hallway, which is open now. Head down it
and make sure you are healed up before going through the door.


 Enjoy the scenes here and we'll soon have another teammate on our hands! I
knew she should have come with us! We'll have another "Mini Boss" fight on
our hands as well, but it is really not worth a boss box. This boss is WEAK
TO AGI/FIRE, which Ann just happens to have naturally. Between her and you,
if you picked up the "Jack-o-Lantern Persona" like the note above mentioned,
you can knock down this boss twice per round, which is nearly fatal to him.
A very easy fight.


 Once he is beaten, you'll get more dialog with Ann as you can imagine. You
will end up leaving the dungeon automatically by the way, with Ryuji giving
us drinks. This all leads to a "real world" scene and we'll gain a new ally
and confidant...



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: ANN TAKAMAKI                                                   |
 |                                                                            |
 |  LOVERS ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 1)                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: BATON PASS                                                   |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Allows you to pass your turn over to other Baton Pass        |
 |               users after a 1 More.                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 Continuing on, we'll also settle up a few things for our gang. Such as our
hideout being on the School Roof (OK...) and the fact that Morgana will be
living with us from now on. Which he just kinda... volunteers us for.

 We'll go home next. Talk to the lady here if you wish and head up to the
attic once you are able. We'll end up sharing our... ward... with Sojiro and
seeing that he really has a soft spot for animals. Heh...

 Morgana will offer to help us out in exchange for us taking care of him
though, which all leads to another real world scene and another confidant
for our ever-growing list of allies:

 

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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: MORGANA                                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 |  MAGICIAN ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 1)                                         |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: INFILTRATION TOOLS                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Allows you to craft basic infiltration tools.                |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 Well... that's about it for today. You can examine things for commentary
from Morgana, but we need to go to bed to advance, so go ahead and so so now
to continue to the next day...
 

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 APRIL 16TH (SATURDAY 4/16)
 --------------------------

 
 For some reason, we have school today. Weird. We can't dodge chalk either
it seems. After school we'll meet at the "hideout" and discuss preparations
before we go in again. Ryuji is in charge of weapons, while we'll look into
medicine from that lady we met...

 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Visit the suspicious clinic
 
 
 Once you have control, we will need to visit  "Takemi Medical Clinic". Morgana
will stop us from visiting anywhere else, so go ahead and proceed to the clinic
for now (straight and left at the turn by the movie theater, then up the stairs
to the left. Choose whatever answers you wish and soon we'll get our first shop
menu...
 
 
 .—————————————————————————————.
(   - TAKEMI MEDICAL CLINIC -   )______________________________________________
 `—————————————————————————————´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯

                               -$-   Items   -$-
                               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 Recov-R: 50mg                800 Yen        Alert Capsule               800 Yen
 Recov-R: 100mg             1,600 Yen        Revivadrin                1,800 Yen
 Nohar-M                      500 Yen        Healing IV                1,800 Yen
 Relax Gel                    900 Yen


 (-NOTE-) If you've grinded a bit, feel free to buy something, but in general
          you just want to save your money here. Nothing is "Must have", but
          the Revivadrin would be nice...
          

                                                .—————————————————————————————.
 ______________________________________________(   - TAKEMI MEDICAL CLINIC -   )
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯`—————————————————————————————´


 After the visit, we learn her name is Tae Takemi, and she's being hasseled
by some man. Interesting. I wonder if she is creating medicine like that?
Sounds useful...


 We'll head home next and get a message from Ryuji about visiting Shibuya,
although Ann won't be going with us. Oh well. You may as well go to bed, as
Morgana won't let us do anything else. Time marches on again...
 

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 APRIL 17TH (SUNDAY 4/17)
 ------------------------


 Hey, a week has passed!
 
 We'll meet Ryuji automatically here and will need to follow him.
 
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Follow Ryuji
 
 
 Once again, there's not much we can do here except follow Ryuji. He goes out
to the Central Street area, which is a big shopping aea, Check out all of the
shops here to get an idea of what's out here. It'll be useful later. Of note,
the arcade and burger shop. We'll be coming here later.

 For now, follow Ryuji as he leads you to the back alley and into the weapon
shop. Talk to the owner for tons of dialog and to access the shop. This shop
has SEVERAL options, but they are all separated down below.


 .————————————————————————————————.
(   - WEAPON SHOP: UNTOUCHABLE -   )___________________________________________
 `————————————————————————————————´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯

                               -$-   MELEE   -$-
                               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 Kukri                      3,600 Yen        Falchion                  2,800 Yen
 Blizz Dagger               2,800 Yen        Bandit Sword              2,000 Yen
 Hell Slugger               4,000 Yen        Fundo-Kusari              5,600 Yen
 Mace                       2,800 Yen        Heat Whip                 3,800 Yen


                               -$-   RANGED   -$-
                               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 Governance                 3,000 Yen        Slingbow                  2,600 Yen
 Tkachev                    1,400 Yen        Slingshot                 1,200 Yen
 Granelli M3                4,400 Yen        Tommy Gun                 4,200 Yen
 Levinson M31               1,400 Yen        Sterlidge                 3,000 Yen
 
 
                               -$-   ARMOR   -$-
                               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 Burntech                   4,600 Yen        Cat Sweater               4,200 Yen
 Lynx Camo Vest             4,400 Yen        Silk Scarf                2,200 Yen
 Shoulder Pads              2,400 Yen        Magic Camisole            4,600 Yen
 Padded Shirt               2,400 Yen        Battle Camisole           2,400 Yen
 
 
                              -$-   ACCESSORY   -$-
                              ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 Chakra Choker              5,000 Yen        Breath Sash               3,000 Yen
 
 
 (-NOTE-) I didn't end up buying anything here and just saved my money. If
          you've grinded a bit on our first chance, feel free to buy an item,
          preferably a cheap one to make sure you can buy things I'm going
          to point out tomorrow.
          
          

                                             .————————————————————————————————.
 ___________________________________________(   - WEAPON SHOP: UNTOUCHABLE -   )
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯`————————————————————————————————´


 Exit the store once you're ready to go and we'll make our way back to the
attic automatically. Clean up the desk like Morgana asks and he'll teach us
how to make infiltration tools, which pops a tutorial:


       TUTORIAL - MAKING INFILTRATION TOOLS:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  With the necessary materials, you ca nmake infiltration tools. These
 |  can be beneficial when exploring Palaces, so be sure to try them out.
 |
 |  Materials can be collected from defeated Shadows in Palaces and from
 |  shops in town. Try visiting different shops to see what items are in
 |  stock.
 |
 |  Making tools will cause time to pass, but will improve your PROFICIENCY.
 |
 |  As your Proficiency grows, the amount of infiltration tools you can make
 |  at a time will increase. Try raising your Proficiency to become more
 |  efficient.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 (-NOTE-) I've been told you can save-scum a bit here to get +3 PROF. but
          doing so actually messes up future events. We do it later, but for
          now, just SAVE and make sure you get PROF. +2 like I mention down
          below!
          
          
 I just ended up making a single lockpick. Morgana mentions that it may not
go well, but I'm fairly sure you make it no matter what, as well as gain a
bonus: [_PROFICIENCY +2_].





 Can't argue against that! Go to bed now and we'll head to the next day...

 
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 APRIL 18TH (MONDAY 4/18)
 ------------------------

 We'll be at school automatically after this and will have a group text chat
with the team. We'll learn that we actually have SEVERAL DAYS before we have
to go back to the palace, which gives us time to train up a little, spend
money and prepare. We get a couple tutorials after this as well:


       TUTORIAL - PALACE INFILTRATION DEADLINE:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  If you cannot execute the plan by the deadline, then it's GAME OVER.
 |  Keep vigilant and be aware of the time remaining.
 |
 |  Palaces contain many strong enemies. Consult with your allies and make
 |  use of the various facilities in the city to ensure a successful
 |  infiltration.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


       TUTORIAL - ACTIVITY LOG:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  By connecting online, you can check what actions other players chose to
 |  take at the same time on the same day.
 |
 |  Press the TOUCH PAD BUTTON to see the activity log of other players.
 |  This feature will not affect the gameplay or story.
 |
 |  To turn this feature off, open the main menu by pressing the TRIANGLE
 |  BUTTON, then selecting System, and then entering Config.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 Now, we have to decide what to do with our time. For now, answer that you
are UNDECIDED when asked about going to the Palace. How to spend your time
is a very PERSONAL choice of course, but since this game has been out for
awhile in Japan, there's TONS of stuff out there already to try and make the
most of your time.


 (-NOTE-) There's not much out there for HOW to spend your time, and
          honestly I was looking forward to trying to figure it out by
          myself, but I've been beaten to that. There's another guide out
          on GameFAQs by "KillScottKill" (What a name! I like it!) that,
          well, isn't so much a walkthrough but a great time management
          guide. I'll be using that as an outline between the other parts
          of this walkthrough.
          
          If all you're looking for is a time management guide, I would
          encourage you to check Scott's guide out. You can find it here:
          
          https://www.gamefaqs.com/ps4/835628-persona-5/faqs/74549
          
          THIS guide starts out very similar, but a few months in you will
          see Scott and I end up doing things very differently. Namely, I
          abuse the FORTUNE TELLING system later on in the game to make
          things happen FASTER, which should save you more time in the long
          run and let you accomplish more overall. Still, I think Scott's
          guide is a fantastic resource. Many props to you, sir!


 First thing's first: we need to get our read on! Reading books has always
been a big part of improving your stats in the Persona Series, and is also
important for the "Bookworm" trophy.

 With that said, head to the 3RD FLOOR and go visit the library. You'll
get a tutorial once you enter on using the library...


       TUTORIAL - USING THE LIBRARY:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  You can borrow books from the library. Furthermore, if a desk is
 |  available, you can read or study here.
 |
 |  Studying in the library will have a different effect than studying
 |  elsewhere. Choose where you want to study depending on the situation.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 You can also examine the desks here for another tutorial:
 

       TUTORIAL - STUDYING IN THE LIBRARY:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  When you study in the library, time will pass, but you will improve
 |  your KNOWLEDGE.
 |
 |  If you manage to focus despite the noise, you'll also gain some GUTS.
 |  If you are distracted, you will still gain KNOWLEDGE.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 You want to pick up the book PIRATE LEGENDS while we are at the Library.
We need the GUTS it provides! It is ALWAYS a good idea to have a book on you
at ALL times, as you'll see soon in the next couple of days!


 Next up, let's start stacking some SP RECOVERY items. There's some vending
machines around school and the town that we can visit, but most of them just
have HP drinks. There's a couple that don't though, so let's buy them. The
first machine is in the COURTYARD at school. They are only 5 SP drinks, but
they add up, and since we're going to push dungeons as much in one go as we
can, buy up!


 From there, head to the subway station. Once you get to subway station,
you can check out the fliers EVERYWHERE to learn about part-time jobs. Go
ahead and you'll get a tutorial:


       TUTORIAL - PART-TIME JOBS:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  Part-time jobs will cause time to pass, but you will make some money.
 |
 |  Some conditions may need to be fulfilled before you can apply. Once
 |  you've met these conditions, try applying to the job you want.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 There's three jobs we can apply for, but for now just apply for the first
one, the Convenience Store Job. You don't HAVE to work it of course, but we
want it unlocked regardless. We get a tutorial as well, telling us how to
know when we can work:


       TUTORIAL - PART-TIME WORK CALENDER:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  Check what days you work at your part-time job by opening the menu with
 |  the TRIANGLE BUTTON and selecting CALENDER.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 Next up is the "Underground Mall". There's a couple entrances to it, but
like it sounds it is full of stores. You can get to it by going to the east
end of the subway station and going up the "7" Stairs.


 There's a lot of shops here, but almost everything is too expensive. The
one store we definitely want to head to is the plant store in the far right
(in the northeast corner). Here you can buy "Bio Nutrients", so go ahead and
get one (I bought two, actually).

 From here, head to the "Central Street" area, where Ryuji took us yesterday
to buy weapons. Here you want to try and visit every shop you can, as you
will unlock FAST TRAVEL to many of them.

 Of note, be sure to visit the BURGER STORE. Here you want to buy the "Earth
Burger", which is cheap for what it does. You want to save that for when it
is really needed. You can buy SP DRINKS from the Vending Machine in the
ARCADE as well. I bought them out, for the grinding we will be doing soon.


 Head back home to the "Back Streets" area now through the subway. We are
free to shop around now of course. Head to the VENDING MACHINE near the bath
house and buy the SP DRINKS here. These are the same as before, but we can
buy MULTIPLE of them and they are MUCH CHEAPER. Buy them all out...

 Next up, head to the Second Hand Shop and buy the [_CRT TELEVISION_]. It
costs a bit, but you can afford it. The shop owner will throw in a tuner and
DVD player, stating they will deliver it for us. Perfect.

 Next up, head to the store up ahead and buy the "Spring Fruit Pack". It too
is a bit spendy, but it is cheap for what it does. Healing the whole party for
a great chunk. Save it for when it is needed, of course.


 Next up is our time-wasting activity of the day. We're going to go back to
"Takemi Medical Clinic" and spend time with Tae Takemi, as she is a new
confidant link for us.

 When you enter, ask about the "rumored medicine" and continue to say that
you will stay and you need it for your study's (don't go for any of the
obvious bad answers, like telling on her... don't be that guy!) She will
eventually relent after being annoyed, and after a few scenes we'll get that
rank up and will have Tae Takemi as a new confidant (as well as her new
guinea pig... fun...).


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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: BACK-ALLEY DOCTOR                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 |  DEATH ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 1)                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: REJUVENATION                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Increases the selection of healing items at the clinic.      |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 We also gain [_GUTS +1_] from this encounter, from drinking that drink. You
are crazy...


 We'll head home next for the evening. Talk with Sojiro if you wish and then
examine the booth nearby for another tutorial on studying. Pay attention to
the rainy day note at least...


       TUTORIAL - STUDYING:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  When you study in the booth, time will pass, but you will improve
 |  your KNOWLEDGE.
 |
 |  RAIN makes it easier to focus, and studying on these days will have a
 |  greater effect. Plan accordingly to take advantage of rainy days.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 For now though, head UPSTAIRS and don't study. We need to clean (I've been
wanting to do this for a week plus!). Clean the bookcase up here and you will
get the book [_YONCHA WANDERER_]. You also will clean the mess by the desk
and will get the plant from doing so  (which is nice). Now you know why we
have the Bio Nutrients...


 Head to bed and end the day now...
 
 
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 APRIL 19TH (TUESDAY 4/19)
 -------------------------


 We get introduced to a new teacher here. Mr. Hiruta, the biology teacher.
He will have a question for us:


 o QUESTION: Is the line extending from A connected to B or C? Which is it?
 
 o ANSWER: C
 
 
 Answer correctly for [_KNOWLEDGE +1_]. Seems like the question was tailored
to our understanding of the Metaverse. Heh.

 We'll get a text next. Decline any invitations to the palace, but after you
get the text, you'll get a couple of tutorials:


       TUTORIAL - CONFIDANT INVITATIONS:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  Confidants will send invitations to spend time with them via IM. Some
 |  messages will be important.
 |
 |  You can accept the invitation by responding to the message, but there
 |  is no need to reply immediately.
 |
 |  Text messages that have not been responded to will have HOLD by the
 |  message.
 |
 |  Wait too long to respond and the invitation will expire. Not every IM
 |  needs a reply. Accept the invitations from people you're interested in.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 Enter the PHONE MENU and accept Ryuji's invitation to go train, as this is
a chance to hand out with him...


 (-NOTE-) Hearing the phrase "I feel like my bond with (insert name) will
          grow stronger soon..." is a good indication that your confidant
          rank with them will rise upon spending more time with them. You
          can use this for planning if you wish.


       TUTORIAL - SPENDING TIME WITH CONFIDANTS:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  Spending time with Confidants after school or at night will deepen
 |  your trust in each other.
 |
 |  Think carefully about who you will spend your limited time with as you
 |  progress through various Palaces.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 We'll hang out after school with Ryuji, where you'll run around with him and
get some dialog options. When it comes to the dialog options, be sure to choose
these choices:

 o "I'm counting on you" / "What about them?" / "Do you want to go back?"


 This will let us rank up with Ryuji, getting to Rank 2.


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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: RYUJI SAKAMOTO                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CHARIOT ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 2)                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: BATON PASS                                                   |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Allows you to pass your turn over to other Baton Pass        |
 |               users after a 1 More.                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 After that, we'll be back at Leblanc's. We're going to do a couple things
here. First, talk to Sojiro if you want, and then the customer to get him to
leave. Next, go upstairs and FEED THE PLANT. It doesn't cost us any time and
will grant us [_KINDNESS +2_], which is sweet. Morgana also gives us the chair
and beam to work out with, but ignore that for now.


 Now, let's get some reading in. Head downstairs and interact with the small
BOOKSHELF on the counter of the bar. You will get a tutorial about reading,
which is a bit helpful (especially the thing about the tabs):


       TUTORIAL - READING:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  Reading will cause time to pass, but finishing a book will grant a
 |  variety of benefits.
 |
 |  As you read, a bookmark icon will be filled. A book is finished after
 |  all icons are filled. Some books can be difficult and require KNOWLEDGE.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 Pick the "Pirate Legend" and read.
 

 o BOOK PROGRESS: PIRATE LEGEND (1/2 TABS)


 After that it is time for bed...

 
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 APRIL 20TH (WEDNESDAY 4/20)
 ---------------------------


 Now this is awesome... on our way to school, we get the chance to read yet
again. Go ahead and continue the book we started and we should be able to
finish it here and now!


 o BOOK FINISH: PIRATE LEGEND (COMPLETE!)


 Reading this book will give us [_GUTS +3_], which is VERY handy for some
Confidant Ranks we have coming up. We'll get reminders about Part Time Jobs
on our way to school and during class. The game is really pushing those,
aren't they? Heh.


 ALSO! Be sure to go return the "PIRATE LEGEND" book at the Library and go
pick up the "ZORRO, THE OUTLAW" book next! I actually forgot to mention this
before... thanks to everyone who reminded me!


 Once class lets out, we are going to do the impossible. We're going to
infiltrate the Castle Palace. And not just infiltrate it... I plan for us
to push ALL THE WAY TO THE TREASURE.


 (-IMPORTANT NOTE-) This is asking a LOT out of you. After doing it myself,
                    I realize this. However, it CAN be done. We will run very
                    low on SP, especially towards the end, and will basically
                    need to use every item we have and find, but this is still
                    very do-able.
                    
                    It is HARD though (we can save a lot, at least). If you
                    aren't comfortable with this, split it in half or even
                    2/3rd / 1/3rd. The benefit to doing this though is that
                    we have more time to push maxing our stats out afterwards.
                    The downside is we'll be a bit under-leveled, use all of
                    those items, and will lose access to three chests.


 Choose to meet up at the hide out and head out for the palace. We'll get a
tutorial here about infiltrating:


       TUTORIAL - BEFORE INFILTRATING A PALACE:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  Check your progress with the Hold Meeting option. Listen to your friends'
 |  opinions and decide the best course of action.
 |
 |  Selecting Infiltrate Palace will take you to the Palace. You cannot
 |  purchase items while in a Palace, so be sure you're well prepared.
 |
 |  It will be nighttime when you return from a Palace. If time runs out,
 |  it's GAME OVER. Keep an eye on the time remaining.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 At the start of the area, we'll have to get Ann a code-name. Pick what you
want, but she'll choose her own name: "Panther". Try to head on afterwards
and you'll get pulled in to the Velvet Room for a meeting...


 Here, you'll gain some new abilities to help you out. Namely, PERSONA
FUSIONS. Remember that you can enter the Velvet Room from any Safe Room by
fast-traveling out to the entrance. We're given plenty of tutorials on how
to do this as well:


       TUTORIAL - PERSONA FUSION:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  By fusing together multiple Personas you have in your possession, you
 |  can create a new Persona.
 |
 |  This can be used to create Personas of a higher level than the component
 |  Personas. However, be aware that the Personas you fuse will be lost.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


       TUTORIAL - CONFIDANTS AND FUSION:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  When you fuse a Persona that has the same arcana as a Confidant you have
 |  a bond with, the Persona will gain extra experience upon its creation.
 |
 |  This bonus experience is called Arcana Burst. The higher the related
 |  Confidant rank is, the more experience the Persona will gain.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


       TUTORIAL - SKILL INHERITANCE:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  When fusing a new Persona, some skills from the component Personas may
 |  be inherited by the new one.
 |
 |  Which skills can be inherited depends on the Persona being fused. The
 |  more skills the component Personas have, the more skills can be inherited.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 Here, I actually executed Pixie and Arsene for Agation (giving him Dia and
Eiha). He's also a Chariot Persona, which is going to be good for hanging out
with Ryuji later.

 Anyway, on our way out, we get a rank up with Igor, which is going to just
be the best thing ever.



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: PRISON MASTER                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  FOOL ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 2)                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: THIRD EYE                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |               See things normally invisible to the naked eye by pressing   |
 |               the L1 Button.                                               |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
       TUTORIAL - THIRD EYE:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  You can now use the Confidant Ability Third Eye.
 |
 |  Activating Third Eye in both the real world and in the Metaverse will
 |  let you see things normally hidden. Use Third Eye to uncover various
 |  hints.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 Seriously, this THIRD EYE ability is godly. You REALLY WANT TO USE IT AT ALL
TIMES. The reason being is that it highlights items around the palace you can
seal from, which is going to give us things to sell later that will REALLY HELP
US OUT and finance our stat-building. Trust me, use this ability at all times.
It even helps out with enemies. You'll see how as we go through the Palace.


 First though, we get a couple of tutorials as we head for the Castle Palace:


       TUTORIAL - QUICK TRAVEL (DUNGEON):
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  You can now QUICK TRAVEL. Bring up the map with the R1 Button and select
 |  a previously visited Safe Room to go there instantly.
 |
 |  You can also quick travel from a Safe Room back to the Palace entrance.
 |  These two locations are the only areas where quick travel can be used.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


       TUTORIAL - THE THIEVES GUILD:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  You can receive aid from allies via the Thieves Guild. This is available
 |  when infiltrating the Metaverse while connected online.
 |
 |  You can only request help a limited number of times, as the Thieves
 |  Guild will be able to help you out of a variety of desperate situations.
 |
 |  There are no downsides to receiving aid, so be sure to use it proactively
 |  if you find yourself in trouble.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 We have a couple of objectives here:

 
 o OBJECTIVE: Find the Treasure

  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Head to the previous point

 
 DESPITE the game telling you to warp, I suggest you go in manually (for the
treasure). Once you enter through the side room on the left, you will get a
tutorial for Third Eye (although my gushing tells you more...).


       TUTORIAL - THIRD EYE (DUNGEON):
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  Using Third Eye inside a Palace can reveal hidden items and hints.
 |  If you're not sure where to go next, try this.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 (-NOTE-) Try your best to save SP for enemies later in the dungeon. If you
          are facing low-damage enemies take them out with physical attacks
          (unless you are trying to recruit them). We really need this since
          we are in it for the long haul. BE SURE to set all of your allies
          for DIRECT CONTROL so they don't waste SP. Use items to help heal
          as well as you go along.
          
          Also, here is the FULL LIST of Persona Recruiting, which includes a
          bunch of enemies you've never seen yet:
          
          
 
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 777: SELF NOTE: Need to finish filling in this list. Missing some information.
                 If you want to help and send it responses that work, please
                 feel free! Also need to (at some point) play through this
                 again and add in persona "nicknames" (from before you catch
                 them) along with their personality type like I do later on.
          


 
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|/\| KAMOSHIDA PALACE - PERSONA NEGOTIATION GUIDE |                          __
|\/|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|\/|
|/\| Negotiating with the different enemies and gaining new PERSONAS is     |/\|
|\/| vital to survival. Reference this list when you are trying to gain     |\/|
|/\| a new PERSONA for a MUCH easier time.                                  |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| We'll go through each PERSONA here below, using their real names:      |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/| o Pixie                                                                |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   WEAK TO: GUN, ICE, CURSE                                             |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   TALK: ("You chose the wrong enemy")                                  |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| o Jack-o-Lantern                                                       |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   WEAK TO: GUN, ICE, WIND                                              |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   TALK: ("Fine" / "Place with Western Toilets")                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/| o Mandrake                                                             |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   WEAK TO: FIRE                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   TALK: ("Please Don't" / "Questioning Maturity")                      |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| o Bicorn                                                               |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   WEAK TO: LIGHTNING                                                   |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   TALK: ("Luck is on my side" / "Enemies must be eliminated")          |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/| o Incubus                                                              |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   WEAK TO: GUN, HOLY                                                   |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   TALK: ("Actually very busy" / "It's part of my face")                |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| o Agathion                                                             |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   WEAK TO: WIND                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   TALK: ("???" / "???")                                                |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/| o Kelpie                                                               |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   WEAK TO: LIGHTNING                                                   |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   TALK: ("I don't care" / "Humans are powerful")                       |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| o Succubus                                                             |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   WEAK TO: GUN, HOLY                                                   |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   TALK: ("Call them, I dare you" / "High School Uniform")              |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/| o Silky                                                                |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   WEAK TO: FIRE, LIGHTING                                              |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   TALK: ("But we may never meet again..." / "Fair Enough")             |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| o Berith                                                               |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   WEAK TO: ICE                                                         |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   TALK: ("???" / "I'm a minor")                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
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lv 10
menacing owlman
weak to firearm


 
          
          
          
 
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 Now that we are in it, let's do this! In the first hallway, use THIRD EYE to
see the [_POT_] glowing yellow. Loot it for an item. Loot the [_POT_] in the
next room as well and head to the Safe Room after that.


 (-NOTE-) Items given to you via STEALING in the Palace are random. I will
          be pointing them out by pointing out generic items like I did up
          above.
 
 
 (-NOTE-) During the first fight you get, due to hanging out with Ryuji
          before this, we will get the "Baton Pass" tutorial:
 

       TUTORIAL - BATON PASS:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  You can now perform a Baton Pass by pressing the R2 Button after
 |  triggering a 1 More.
 |
 |  This allows you to give the action you gained from the 1 More to a
 |  teammate. That teammate's strength will be much higher for this action.
 |
 |  A character must learn Baton Pass before being able to use it. However,
 |  Akira can Baton Pass to and from anyone who has learned the skill.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 We'll be in a Dining Room of sorts as we continue on. Kill the enemy here and
then its time to loot. Get the [_BARREL_] on the left (left from the door you
entered), noting you have to climb the shelf to get it. Next, climb the shelf
to the RIGHT of the entrance door for another [_BARREL_], then move left to the
wall and jump down for a [_BOX_].

 Kill the enemy in the back now, around the corner as he walks away, and move
into the next hallway. Kill the enemy here and then check the hallway for some
more items: an [_URN_] near where you entered from and another [_URN_] at the
far end.
 
 
 Head to the next area now, which is a stairway. A giant stairway. Check the
bottom first for a [_BOX_] and then go up the stairs and get the [_BARREL_]
you find. As you start to enter the next hallway, you'll get an important
tutorial. There's a more stylish way!

 
       TUTORIAL - HIDING BEHIND COVER:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  Near cover, press the X Button to hide behind it. From there, you can
 |  check out what's ahead and enemies cannot find you.
 |
 |  While behind cover, you can adjust your position by tilting the Left
 |  Stick.
 |
 |  If there is another hiding spot nearby, you can press the X Button to
 |  jump there instantly.
 |
 |  Also, if you are within range of an enemy, you can attack from cover for
 |  a guaranteed ambush.
 |
 |  Make good use of this to gain the advantage. However, be aware that cover
 |  cannot be used if an enemy is already chasing you.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 Kill the enemy here using cover and then loot the [_URN_]. Go around the
next corner and kill this enemy, then loot the [_SHELF_] on the left bookcase
and the [_SHELF_] in the very back. Continue through the door and you'll come
upon a room guarded by a TON of bars...
 
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Get past the bars
 
 
 This is a fairly easy puzzle: just use THIRD EYE and pull the handle that is
highlighted near you. Go around the room now and pull the other highlighted
handle. You can't mess this up with third eye.

 This will open up the middle of the room, which in turn lets you pick up the
[_OLD CASTLE MAP_]. This also gives you a tutorial:

 
       TUTORIAL - PALACE MAP:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  When you find a map, any areas you have not yet reached will be
 |  highlighted in red. Use the L1 and R1 buttons to view other floors.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 Check out the map if you wish. We'll be fully exploring the entire area, and
we've barely made a dent. Head to the next hallway and take out the guard. Go
around the next corner and take that guard out, then loot the [_SHELF_] on the
left near the end.

 Head into the next room and you'll see we are above the main hall. Look to
your left to see the door is locked. We have to go around. Look to your right
now and loot the [_URN_], then go up twice using the climb commands. Loot the
[_BARREL_] on the right and move out over the narrow pathway, jumping to the
chandeliers you find.

 Follow these chandeliers right, and you MAY fight a Shadow on the way. One
of them spawns rather awkwardly. Probably a good fight to ignore and continue
on, or you can just run around and ambush him.

 On the other side, you can leave to the "Front Gate", but DO NOT do that.
Drop down instead and note the gate here, then head into the next room for
a CHEST. This one is locked, but you can unlock it for a [_GOLD BREASTPLATE_]
and an [_ONYX_].


 There's also a [_SHELF_] here you can loot. Enter the Safe Room now to
unlock it and give us a new point to fast travel from:


 o FAST TRAVEL UNLOCKED: CENTRAL HALL 2F
 
 
 We should be holding up FANTASTICALLY right now. I hope you've been doing
your best to save that SP! Let's continue on though. Travel to the next area
for a tutorial:
 
 
       TUTORIAL - ENEMY STRENGTH:
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 | 
 |  You can view the STRENGTH of an enemy by using Third Eye. The color
 |  that appears will indicate their level relative to yours.
 |
 |  Red enemies are of a higher level, yellow ones are about the same level,
 |  and blue ones are of a lower level.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 Even RED enemies can be easy if you hit their weakness. The Negotiation Guide
up above should help with that, for sure. Most of the enemies we'll meet until
the upcoming ROOF area are Yellow though.

 Head down the stairs and use the corners here to kill the guards. Be sure to
loot the [_URN_] in the corner and go up the stairs. BE CAREFUL of the guard
here and ambush him when he turns away. Get the [_SHELF_] to the left and
continue on to a dining room.

 There are SEVERAL shadows hanging out in this large area, but as you can
see the rooms are split up a bit. Kill the two guards in this left room first
and then get the [_SHELF_] in the back. There is also a ROOM in the back with
an unlocked chest, that has a GODLY item: a [_SNUFF SOUL_]. This is going to
save our bacon later on as it gives 50 SP. You can give this much later on to
Akira or Morgana to really help with healing. Try to save it as long as you
can though, preferably as you get to the roof area.

 Head to the other side of the room and take out the two enemies (or one to
save some SP) and make your way to the kitchen beyond that. Take out the
enemy here and loot the [_BARREL_] in the left-hand corner. Head to the back
now and climb up on the shelves to the left when the coast is clear. You can
actually ambush the guard from up here easily, so do so.

 The door here is locked, so we need to find a way around (Morgana will be
mentioning something about a draft). Use the shelves to the left and crawl
through the vent you find. Morgana will tell you to ambush the next Guard
here, which is easy to do.

 This fight is STAGED, so just use physical attacks and soon it will be
begging you for its life, which gives us a tutorial:


       TUTORIAL - BEGGING FOR LIFE:
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 | 
 |  When an enemy is in a dire situation, it may try to bargain for its life.
 |  You can negotiate with it at this point, and possibly even gain a
 |  Persona.
 |
 |  Shadow personalities determine how likely they are to beg. Timid Shadows
 |  are more likely, while Irritable Shadows will never beg.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 Finish this fight however you like, especially if you already have this
Persona. Open the CHEST now for a [_MUSCLE ANKLET_]. I gave this to Ryuji,
as he is our bruiser.

 Head to the next hallway now and you can unlock the kitchen door on the
right. Steal the [_URN_] up ahead and head into the next stairwell room. Loot
the [_BOX_] here like last time and go up the stairs, using the cover you find
to kill the guard. Go back and into the room by the top of the stairs, as it's
a Safe Room and we'll unlock another fast travel point.


 o FAST TRAVEL UNLOCKED: EAST BUILDING 3F


 We should be doing fairly well still, all things considered. Easy fights more
or less with plenty of ambushes. Save up though. We've still got a LONG WAYS
to go.


 Continue on and go around the next corner to a PATH SPLIT. Go STRAIGHT first
and into the room you find. There is an [_URN_] on the right. Loot it and
interact with the bookcase for [_THE SLAVE BOOK_], which is part of a puzzle
coming up.

 Go back and take the other path, killing the guard. Follow the hallway to
another guard fight and go through the doorway to another area.

 There is a GOAT DECORATION here that we'll need to pull to continue, but it
is locked. We need to find the key for it, as Morgana points out, giving us
a new objective:


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Find the key for the gated door


 This is part of the puzzle I mentioned. Kill the enemy in the middle of this
area for convenience and go down the NORTH HALLWAY first, getting the [_SHELF_]
at the end and entering the room. This room MAY have an enemy spawn into it,
but I wouldn't bother with it unless you have to. Just interact with the books
here for  [_THE QUEEN BOOK_] and head out.

 Head down the SOUTH hallway now, getting the [_VASE_] at the end and enter
the room. Like last time, loot the bookcase for [_THE KING BOOK_]. That's all
the books we need.


 Head to the southern hallway now and kill the guard you find here. Note that
there is a LOCKED CHEST down here as well. This chest will have a [_BEAD_] and
[_CHEWING SOUL_] in it.


 Go through the door on the eastern side of the hallway and you'll enter a
library. As Morgana points out, this room is fishy, and indeed it is a mini
puzzle. What they want you to do is check the books on the shelves after you
use THIRD EYE, and then match up the books. Do so like this:


 o NORTHERN SHELF: "The King Book"
 
 o EASTERN SHELF: "The Queen Book"
 
 o WESTERN WALL: "The Slave Book"


 After you've used all the books, a door to the south opens up to a secret
room. Look to the left in here, after the scenes, to claim [_KAMOSHIDA'S MEDAL_]
which is the key we needed for the door earlier. We also get [_NEW CASTLE MAP_]
to fully complete the map. As you can see, we still got a long ways to go, but
we are getting there!


 Go back to the door and unlock it to continue. Loot the [_VASE_] at the
bottom of the stairs and go into the Safe Room you find to unlock fast
travel to it!


 o FAST TRAVEL UNLOCKED: CHAPEL
 
 
 Be SURE to SAVE as we have a MINI BOSS coming up. It isn't too hard, but he
can still roll us if we aren't careful. If you've been fighting the majority
of the enemies so far, you'll be ok. Heal up and continue on. You'll be in a
chapel area and then WARNED by Morgana about continuing, but continue on and
we'll face the GUARD CAPTAIN.


 MINI BOSS: HEAVENLY PUNISHER

  This boss is a bit of a special case. For starters, we will see him a bit
 later on but with different weaknesses. THIS version doesn't really have
 any weaknesses, and has a "CHARGE" attack that is actually going to give us
 a tutorial message:


       TUTORIAL - GUARDING:
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 | 
 |  When you Guard, you not only reduce damage received, but you will also
 |  be protected temporarily from being knocked down and from ailments.
 |
 |  If you think the enemy will perform a powerful attack or target your
 |  weaknesses, it would be wise to employ Guard to protect yourself.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


  Well then, we definitely need to GUARD when we see him CHARGE up, as he
 can do excessive damage with his "Cleave" attack after he charges up. Be
 sure to guard with everyone and heal up after he attacks, then use heavy
 physical attacks to lay into him. He can't heal himself, so keep on the
 attack and guard/heal when needed and this fight is yours.
 
 
 UNFORTUNATELY, Several Guards appear after this fight. Check out our new
objective here and then QUICKLY read the paragraph below to get the heck out
of here.
 

 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Look for a way to proceed
 

 Here, you want to SPRINT BACK TO THE SAFE ROOM. Seriously, even if you get
spotted, that's fine, just run back and take the % hit. Nothing we can't work
off. Be sure to SAVE as well.

 Head back after that and the guards will be on normal patrol routes, which
is exactly what we wanted. Head east along the south path and kill the guard
that comes down that way. There's another one that comes close to the north
and you can kill him if you want (your choice... you could save the SP).

 Nab the [_VASE_] on the right wall to the north and then climb up the rubble
that is nearby on this right side. We'll want to climb up to the narrow pillars
up above and then head south, jumping from pillar to pillar. At the last pillar,
be sure to go up and steal the [_VASE_] to the left and jump down to the CHEST
nearby. Thankfully, it is open and we can get some [_GRIMY GEAR_]. We can't use
it in this state, unfortunately (more on that later).

 Jump up to the red platform now and go out towards middle of area. You can
jump across to the other side of the room, but be careful about the "jump
down" options. You'll be on the east side of the room now, with a guard down
below. Jump down and kill him, then open the nearby CHEST for another prize:
some [_WOOD CLAPPERS_] (I put these on Morgana... they don't come in very
helpful at this point, but better than nothing).

 Head back up to the pillars and head to the north now. On the northern red
platform, where you can first jump down to the doorway area, go towards the
middle instead and head north over a pole to loot a [_BOX_]. head back now
and jump down, going through the door.


 Sheesh, we're slowly making our way forward. We're almost to the roof area
actually. Take a right and kill the guard in the hallway. The northern door
here won't open, but go into the southern door to find a CHEST, which gives
you a [_BREATH SASH_]. More HP for someone. I gave this to Ann. She needs it
the most, actually.

 The other northern door here puts us in a FORCED FIGHT with an enemy. The
room only has a [_VASE_] as well, so only go in if you're doing good on SP
or REALLY want the maximum amount of treasure you can get.

 Head to the path split now. South leads to another guard you can kill and
a [_SHELF_] you can loot. You can open the door here for a shortcut to the
previous area as well, if you wish.

 Head north to the stairwell now. Going down leads to an enemy with a LOCKED
CHEST. Only go that way if you can open it, I suppose. Of all the chests,
THIS is the one you want to open, as it has a [_PEARL_] and an sword for
Morgana called [_RYOZANPAKU_] that you should definitely equip.


 Head UP the stairs otherwise and through the door. We've finally reached
the Castle Roof area.

 
 OLD CASTLE ROOF
 ---------------
 
 (-NOTE-) This is a good time to use the SNUFF SOUL on Akira if you are
          running low on SP. If you have the PERSONA SILKY, you can make
          quick work of these hard enemies and get very good EXP for it as
          well.
          
          
 You'll get a short cutscene as you try to go out onto the roof. Four guards
come out, all super tough, so be sure to hide right away. There's not a GREAT
way to do this, but if you followed the note up above you can use the boxes
here to kill the first two lonesome guards (the last two are kind-of grouped
up together). Using BUFU on the "Brutal Cavalryman" is their weakness. You
don't want to give them a chance: their CLEAVE attack can do 90-100 damage on
you, especially if you didn't buy the best gear. If they come with Pixie foes,
have Ann or Morgana use ammo on them to take them down.

 Defeat the first two enemies and leave the last two by the door alive. There's
a little trick we can do here: sneak up to the boxes by the door and wait for
both enemies to move away, Go try to use the door now and you'll find it is
LOCKED. This will actually de-spawn one of the enemies by the door though, and
lets us take the other one out easily.


 (-NOTE-) If you ambush an enemy by ANOTHER enemy, there's a good chance you
          will be forced to fight two fights in a row, which isn't ideal...
          
          
 After killing the enemy by the door, loot the [_BOX_] and climb up the gear
near the door. Loot the [_BARREL_] you find and climb up again, then go LEFT
first and loot another [_BARREL_]. 

 Go right now and follow the path around the wall. It's pretty linear with a
LOT of jumps. Just don't jump down as you get the option and continue towards
the opening to get back inside.

 Drop down as you enter inside and get the [_VASE_] to the right of the door,
then enter. We're in the central tower area now.


 CENTRAL TOWER
 -------------
 
 This area is going to be a  bit rough. Enemies are going to get harder here
and we're undoubtedly getting quite tired. We're going to cheese a bit of
the last part of this area.

 For now, get the [_VASE_] behind you and go forward through the walkway (the
other path is locked, just FYI). There is a room to the north here that has an
elevator. Use it and as you reach the end there's a LOT of treasure to find: a
[_VASE_], a [_BARREL_] and a [_BOX_] are all nearby. Now, to the south there
is another elevator, but it leads to a FORCED FIGHT. It does have a good item
at least, but this forced fight can be rough as there are two Succubus enemies
who can brainwash you. Use heavy-hitting attacks with Ryuji and Akira to just
burn them down fast.


 (-NOTE-) You can activate the elevator, then run back to the previous
          elevator, come back down, and the "Forced Fight" up above will
          be de-spawned. Thank you for this trick, Kyle!
          

 Your reward is a chest with a [_BEAD_] in it, which can restore anyone's HP
to full from nothing. Nice.

 The path to the north leads to a GIANT PORTRAIT, which is actually a shortcut
we can use. It leads to the beginning area, the front/main lobby.  You can use
the stairs on either side here to unlock the upper 2nd Floor gates, and there
is a Safe Room nearby you can use as well. SAVE at it and head back through the
portrait, heading back up to the Distorted Room.


 This next area is where things start getting HARD, but if you are following
this guide and have those back-up saves, we can get through this. In the next
room, wait for the shadow to walk away and open the door. BE SURE RYUJI HAS
SOME JUICE FOR ZIO, then ambush it.

 This is a special fight, against a LVL 16 "DIVINE PUNISHER", which is like
the mini boss we fought earlier, but actually has a weakness. Hit it with Zio
and do a hold up. Ask him for an item and you can get rid of the fight and
get past him easily. He will likely take us down otherwise and we're still
trying to maintain SP and get through the final portion of this Palace.

 There's a CHEST here as well. Unlock it if you can for a [_PEARL_] and a
[_BALM OF LIFE_]. Not much of a reward, honestly...
                 
 Head into the next room now and kill the guard you find. Get the [_VASE_]
on the right and hit the goat chain to unlock the door from earlier, then
hit up the SAFE ROOM to the north. We'll unlock a new fast travel point:

 
 o FAST TRAVEL UNLOCKED: CENTRAL TOWER
 
 
 Be sure to SAVE as it gets harder from here. Head out and get the [_VASE_] on
the right then go up the stairs for another [_VASE_] and continue to the next
room.


 (-NOTE-) I am extremely low on SP at this point, so I'm actually skipping
          most of the non-essential fights coming up. To help you pace yourself
          there is a mini boss coming up but he's VERY easy. There's also TWO
          required fights that ZIO is going to be helpful with and another fight
          near a chest.
          
          
 This next area looks a bit maze-like. Be sure to get the [_VASE_] in the upper
left corner. You can go around the room counter-clockwise to skip fights or
just ambush the enemies if you wish (you know what I'm doing). To the right is
a [_VASE_] by the stairs. Head up and take an immediate left when the guard
isn't looking for a CHEST with some [_RELAX GEL_].

 Go north now, following the left side of the room for another enemy. This one
is pretty easy to kill (Menacing Owlmen are weak to firearm damage... which
you should have plenty of with Ann at least). There's a chest here as well
that has some [_BAPTISMAL WATER_]. I would save this for the boss fight in a
couple days from now...

 Go up the stairs now when the guard isn't looking. It is EASY for him to see
you here, so you can run through the door to remain safe and you'll reach a
new area.


 Get the [_BOX_] down here and go up the stairs, trying to enter the bridge
on the left. Some Scythes will come out and stop us. Well damn... inspect the
nearby statue and talk to your team, picking "we need a key" to guess what we
need. This will update our objectives:
 
 
 o OBJECTIVE: Find a way to halt the scythes
 
  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Find the key
 
 
 The keys are indeed being carried by guards, and there are two of them.
That's the two forced fights I mentioned above. Go back the way you came
and head down to the lower level (you can sneak around the way you came
and use the middle pillar by the second chest to hide behind). Once you
get to the lower level, use your THIRD EYE to find the Guard Captain enemy.
He is near the steps. Ambush him, and make sure you have some ZIO.

 He is a "LVL 16 War-hungry Horseman". No chance of talking it away and less
of recruiting it. Use Zio to put it down and All-Out attacks to take away
about half its health. BE SURE to stay topped up on health to tank his attack.
You may get unlucky and have someone die, but that's what our backup saves are
for, right?


 Once you beat it, you'll get the [_RANDY RIGHT EYE_]. From here, we need to
go down another level, near the last Safe Room. Here, you'll see there are
THREE Guard Captains. Only one of them is gold when you use THIRD EYE though,
and that's the one we need. You may as well visit the Safe Room as well, to
get a SAVE in, on a separate save slot...

 Head out and confirm your mark. For me, it was the FURTHEST ONE. I actually
rushed him and fougth him, attacking him straight up and fought another LVL
16 Horseman. Since I rushed him, I had a second fight against some Owlmen as
well, so if may be worth it to ambush the closer enemy if you want and then go
after your mark. Or you can just shoot them down with ammo and take items to
end the fight.


 Either way, once you beat the second mark, you get the [_LUSTFUL LEFT EYE_].
Save if you wish and head back to the statue. Turn off the Scythes and then
you can go out on the bridge, moving to the left side as you cross for the
CHEST with a [_SOUL DROP_]. Not as good as it sounds.

 Wait for the guard up ahead to move to the right and go attack him. It is
likely a Succubus fight, so take them out and get the CHEST they were guarding
for a [_REVIVAL BEAD_]. Continue on, looting the [_BARREL x2_] in the area and
go up the stairs.


 Get the [_URN_] on the right and head into the central area, going north and
into the northeast corner to find a [_BOX_] you can loot. Go to the south
cubby now and you'll notice the stairs are NOT appearing. A Shadow will appear
and taunt you. You can try to ambush him, but that won't work so go ahead and
face him head on for the last big challenge of this run (which is honestly a
pretty easy one... those last two rooms and getting the keys were much harder
I think...).


 MINI BOSS: TORN KING OF DESIRE
 
  Here, you want to go PURY PHYSICAL, keeping your health up at all times
 past 100, as this (sigh... penis-shaped monster...) foe can do up to 100
 damage per shot. Still, it is worth using heavy HP attacks with Ryuji and
 Akira to do major damage quickly.
 
  The reason you want to do this is once you get the monster lower on health
 (past half-way or so), it will start to use DIA on itself. And as you know,
 Dia isn't the best healing spell, so you can out-damage this mini boss fairly
 easily.
 
  He will often just use another Dia as well. He also has the chance to just
 WASTE a turn by staring at Ann... because of course he will. Still, that is
 a bonus for you. Just keep wailing on him and he'll go down in no time.
 
 
 Soon, the stairs will reveal themselves and you can use them to wind your
way up and to the next set of stairs. Grab the [_VASE_] on the right and
enter the next room. We'll now be in the Throne Room...

 
 THRONE ROOM
 -----------
 
 Note the BIG DOOR here to the left and the path upwards to the left of the
door. We have one last guard stopping us in this run, so go attack him and
feel free to go all out.

 Get the [_VASE_] on the left now and the CHEST nearby for a [_RELAX GEL_].
Get the next [_VASE_] past that and enter the Safe Room to unlock this very
nice Fast Travel spot (which we'll use later on, for sure...).

 
 o FAST TRAVEL UNLOCKED: THRONE ROOM
 
 
 Head out of the Safe Room and go back to the big door. Use the "Booty Statue"
to climb up and follow the path to the Treasure Room. Get the [_VASE_] by the
door, and go PAST the door to get the [_BOX_] on the right hand walkway, then
go through the big central door.

 Nab the [_VASE_] on the right here and head into the Treasure Room. Watch
the scenes here. As you can see, the treasure isn't here. We'll learn about
"Calling Cards" from Morgana now, but we've done absolutely everything we can
do for the day (and boy, what a fight it was).


 Go ahead and leave now. As you head out, you'll get the "Infiltration Log"
showing exactly what you've done on this trip (it is quite impressive):
 
 
 INFILTRATION LOG:
 -----------------
 
 o Infiltrated the Castle               o Found a Safe Room
 
 o Infiltrated West Building 2F         o Obtained the Old Castle Map
 
 o Found a path on the chandeliers      o Found a Safe Room
 
 o Infiltrated East Building 2F         o Infiltrated East Building 3F

 o Found a Safe Room                    o Solved the Library Mystery
 
 o Infiltrated East Building Annex      o Found a Safe Room
 
 o Infiltrated the Chapel               o Infiltrated the Central Tower
 
 o Found a Safe Room                    o Stopped the Scythes
 
 o Infiltrated the Throne Room          o Found a Safe Room
 
 o Infiltrated the Treasure Room        o Secured a Route to the Treasure
 
 
 We get a tutorial for it as well:
 

       TUTORIAL - INFILTRATION LOG:
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 | 
 |  When leaving a Palace, your progress will be shown in the Infiltration
 |  Log. Your teammates will also comment on how far you have left to go.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 Head home now for another tutorial and a new objective after that, since
we've explored the Castle Palace fully:
 

       TUTORIAL - AFTER EXPLORING THE METAVERSE:
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 | 
 |  Exploring the Metaverse is taxing and will leave you drained. It would
 |  be best to go straight to bed and rest the following evening.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Send the Calling Card
 
 
 It's time for some well-deserved rest...


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 APRIL 21TH (THURSDAY 4/21)
 --------------------------


 Oh man... yesterday was INTENSE.
 
 Today we are sending out the Calling Card to make the treasure appear. I
still can't believe we did that entire run yesterday. I won't lie, it was
rough, but this upcoming theft is a bit easier as it's mainly just a single
boss fight. A HARD boss fight at Level 9, but do-able.

 Meet up at the hideout after school and we'll get a tutorial and plenty of
dialog about the calling card. Your choice on if you want Ryuji to do the
work. I let him. Go ahead and send it out...


 (-NOTE-) Sending out the Calling Card now means we can't get THREE CHESTS
          from Kamoshida Palace. This guide is still in progress, but if we
          were to get those chests that's got to be at least THREE TIME
          PERIODS we'd spend doing so. Not very conducive to spending our
          time leveling stats up.
          
          Until I can find a better way, these three chests are unfortunately
          just sacrifices...


       TUTORIAL - SENDING OUT THE CALLING CARD:
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 | 
 |  Be mindful of the following things once you send out the calling card.
 |
 |  Complete all preparations before issuing the Calling Card. Once the
 |  decision is made, you will return home and begin the next day at the
 |  Palace.
 |
 |  After the Treasure is obtained, the Palace will collapse and you will
 |  be unable to enter that Palace again. Leave no chest unopened.
 |
 |  You can enter the Palace to look for items or Personas without sending
 |  out the calling card. However, be aware of the time remaining.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
 We'll be back at home now and told to prepare for tomorrow. With what we are
doing, our full SP bars alone will be able to see us through, although if you
have that "Baptismal Water" from earlier it can definitely help.


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Prepare for tomorrow's mission
 
 
 Head upstairs and SAVE. I did some crafting here, because as you know we
are short on lockpicks. I was able to make TWO of them fortunately, as well
as gain [_PROFICIENCY +2_]. Settle for nothing less!


 (-NOTE-) I didn't know at the time, but you can actually save scumm
          and get up to THREE LOCKPICKS and [_PROFICIENCY +3_] here. It may
          take quite a few reloads, but it's helpful if you have chests in
          the Palace that you still need to unlock, as a note further below
          will point out...

 
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 APRIL 22TH (FRIDAY 4/22)
 ------------------------

 Once you get to school, you'll see the calling card in place. It is causing
quite a stir. Kamoshida is furious as well. Hehehe...

 We automatically head out to the Palace as well. Be sure to save once you
regain control. You also have the chance to visit the Velvet Room if you
want. Be sure you have a healing persona and one that has a powerful physical
attack. We also got a couple of new objectives:


 o OBJECTIVE: Steal the Materialized Treasure
 
  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Head for the Treasure Room


  (-NOTE-) You can STOP and take some time before going to the Treasure
           Room and go back and loot any of the LOCKED CHESTS you may not
           have opened quite yet. Thanks for everyone who pointed this out
           to me!
           
           
 You can warp right to the Treasure Room Safe Room and waltz right in to the
Throne Room and Treasure Room. Seriously unguarded. This has to be a trap,
but first we get a scene showing how much Morgana LOVES this trophy. It's...
a bit overboard. We'll get a rank up with him though.



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
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 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: MORGANA                                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 |  MAGICIAN ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 2)                                         |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: INFILTRATION TOOLS                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Allows you to pass your turn over to other Baton Pass        |
 |               users after a 1 More.                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 Continue watching the scenes and soon we'll be in our first proper boss fight
of the game:


 (-NOTE-) For every boss battle in the game, I'll be doing these "Boss Battle
          Boxes". They tell you in the first half the general strategy and
          what to do, and at the bottom half the moves the boss has and what
          you can expect from them (or how to minimize damage from them). Be
          sure to check out the entire box as you fight the boss!



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 |              ~ BOSS ENCOUNTER: SUGURU ASMODEUS KAMOSHIDA ~                 |
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 |                                                                            |
 |   The first part of this fight is pretty basic, as Morgana will point      |
 |  out. Just bide our time and wait for an opening to appear. This really    |
 |  means just attack and heal for awhile. Use Ryuji and Akira to do heavy    |
 |  attacks and heal with Morgana and Ann as needed. Put in a couple rounds   |
 |  of heavy damage and soon Kamoshida will HEAL HIMSELF. Well... crap...     |
 |  It is also worth noting that Kamoshida has NO PARTICULAR WEAKNESS and     |
 |  that he gets to attack twice in a row for most of the fight. This means   |
 |  you may have to do two rounds of healing.                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |   o OBJECTIVE: Stop him from healing                                       |
 |                                                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |   This section of the fight gives us the "Trophy of Obsession" to target   |
 |  which is how Kamoshida is healing himself. Gah. For this part of the      |
 |  fight you want to only target the cup, putting in big hits with Ryuji     |
 |  and Akira. Morgana and Ann need to heal. The only exception to this is    |
 |  if you see "Kamoshida STARING at Ann". If you see this, it is a sign      |
 |  that Kamoshida IS going to target her with his "Lick" attack, which will  |
 |  do a TON of damage. You definitely should GUARD with Ann when you see     |
 |  this move come up. Heal with Akira if you need to (it took me a couple    |
 |  of battles to learn this...).                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |   Once you have the trophy destroyed, he won't be able to heal anymore     |
 |  and you'll get a ton of dialog along with a free all-out attack. That     |
 |  won't do much though, which is why we'll get a tutorial message:          |
 |                                                                            |
 |   TUTORIAL: SPECIAL ORDERS                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |   In certain battles, you will be able to carry out special orders. If     |
 |   these strategies succeed, the flow of battle will turn greatly in your   |
 |   favor.                                                                   |
 |                                                                            |
 |   Be sure to choose the party member you feel has the best chance of       |
 |   success.                                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |   However, keep in mind that this party member will act separately,        |
 |   meaning you will have to fight with one fewer party member of a          |
 |   period of time.                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |   Choose to "Go for the Crown" and Morgana will make the plan: someone     |
 |  will go for the treasure. We can only send them out when it is Akira's    |
 |  turn, so for now use Ryuji to buff up Akira and heal up. Once it is       |
 |  Akira's turn, send out Ryuji (Morgana helps with healing and Ann will     |
 |  be stared at every now and again...).                                     |
 |                                                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |   o OBJECTIVE: Steal the Treasure                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |   Shortly after sending someone out, Kamoshida will talk a bit and will    |
 |  announce his "KILLSHOT" ability coming up. This isn't good of course, as  |
 |  it is his "Ultimate" attack, so be sure to guard when he announces it to  |
 |  minimize damage.                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |   Other than that, keep up your attack when you can and stay topped up on  |
 |  health. As you hurt Kamoshida, the person who is gone will sneak onward,  |
 |  first to the ledge above the statue (where they will hang) and then to    |
 |  bush above that. It's rough, but stay healed and keep heavily attacking   |
 |  with Akira no matter what. We MUST keep the damage up, or we'll have to   |
 |  start all over.                                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |   Once you get three good rounds of damage in, Kamoshida will finally      |
 |  notice that SOMEONE is missing. It's too late though: the party member    |
 |  you sent will knock his crown off. This is where the fight becomes MUCH   |
 |  easier. Kamoshida goes down to one attack per turn, you have your party   |
 |  member back, AND he takes 10x the damage. Seriously, just wail on him     |
 |  at this point and he'll go down quickly, ending the fight.                |
 |                                                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |   BOSS MOVES:                                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 | - Volleyball Assault: This attack is really fitting, isn't it? Kamoshida   |
 |   has his underlings below spike Volleyballs at you. This can do either    |
 |   multiple low-damage hits or a couple of medium damage hits. Either way   |
 |   you are looking at around 40-60 damage or so here.                       |
 |                                                                            |
 | - Libido Boost: This is Kamoshida's "Healing" ability. You'll have to      |
 |   trigger it once to get the option to destroy the cup in front of him,    |
 |   which is how he uses it, but after that you can destroy the cup and      |
 |   he won't be able to use it anymore at all.                               |
 |                                                                            |
 | - Lustful Slurp: One of the more annoying moves. Kamoshida will take a     |
 |   drink from his cup and will gain an ATTACK UP boost. This can be a       |
 |   deadly buff, so be sure to keep your health TOPPED up. You can also      |
 |   use items to take this buff off, but I'd only do that when you're in     |
 |   a bind and later on in the fight (when someone is going for the crown    |
 |   that is...).                                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 | - Lick: This move can do one of two things. First, it's the move he'll     |
 |   use on Ann after he spends a turn staring at her. Second, he can use     |
 |   it as a regular move (although that seems pretty rare, from what I've    |
 |   seen). Either way, it is above average damage, especially after he       |
 |   stares, so be sure to guard with Ann at the very least when he stares    |
 |   at her.                                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 | - Golden Knife: This move is really the "basic melee attack" that the      |
 |   boss uses. He'll do around 40 damage to a single party member when he    |
 |   hits them, so be sure to stay above 90 HP at all times or you may just   |
 |   fall to regular attacks.                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 | - Tongue Whip: This move is the "hit all" move, aside from the super       |
 |   move below. He'll swing his tongue around and hit everyone with it,      |
 |   doing around 30 damage to everyone. He has low accuracy on this move     |
 |   as well, so hopefully someone can dodge it.                              |
 |                                                                            |
 | - Gold Medal Spike: Kamoshida's ultimate move. He announces this every     |
 |   time he uses it, giving you time to guard before hand. If you have to,   |
 |   try to heal with your highest HP character (or whoever may have a DEF    |
 |   buff). I'm just thankful he announces this move. When you guard, you     |
 |   will only take around 35-40 damage per character.                        |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 Once the battle is done, you'll gain 450 EXP and a whopping 8,000 YEN. Well
earned. Enjoy all the scenes now and we'll just have to wait to see the end
results...


 o OBJECTIVE: Await the change of heart
 
 
 No choice but to rest up and head to bed, by the way. I can't wait to see
what will happen (although we will have to wait for quite a few days...).

 
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 APRIL 23RD (SATURDAY 4/23)
 --------------------------

 Man, we've dealt with Kamoshida! Amazing, right!?
 
 Life goes on though, and we'll be in class soon, with a question to answer:
 

 o QUESTION: What event did Emperor Nero add to the Olympics so that he
             could participate?
 
 o ANSWER: Singing


 Yeah, Nero is a despot for sure.
 
 
 After school, we have a couple things you want to do before doing any more
events. First of all, one of our rewards for taking care of Kamoshida in
essentially three days is that we have a TON of free time. We'll really push
our stats and confidant ranks during these days, but to do that we NEED some
money and the right PERSONA'S.


 First, make sure you have the following Persona's:

 o CHARIOT
 o HIEROPHANT
 o DEATH
 o LOVERS

 You can execute for the Death Persona and the others you can get naturally
or summon as you should have had them before. Either way, these are for our
Confidant Ranks.


 Next up, you can sell your TREASURE at the Weapon Shop (Untouchable). This
alone should net you 10,000+ YEN, and that is being CONSERVATIVE. I got 16K
from selling all my treasure, all from our one run on the 20th. This put me
around 40K Yen.


 Now, with all of that out of the way, it's time to push our social links
and stats for a few days. Let's go hang out with Ryuji.
 
 You'll be confronted by the former track team if you do. Pick "Let's not fight"
when you have the option, and after that pick "Calm down, Ryuji" once he starts
to get worked up a bit.

 These answers, along with the CHARIOT PERSONA you have, will lead to a rank
up for sure!


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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: RYUJI SAKAMOTO                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CHARIOT ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 3)                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: FOLLOW UP                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance to perform a follow-up attack if Joker's attack       |
 |               does not down the enemy.                                     |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 This ability (Follow Up) will prove itself VERY handy in the future.
 
 
 You'll head to Leblanc's automatically afterwards. Read the texts you get
and after that Sojiro will ask you to come have a chat with him. Definitely
pick the CHAT option here and you'll talk with him after he cleans up.

 Pick the "I'm Not" option and you'll get a lecture no matter what. Agree to
help him in the end and you'll soon get a scene back in the "Real World" where
the detective suspects Sojiro of knowing about your group.

 This all leads to a new vow and confidant though, so we can handle the
suspicion...



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDANT: SOJIRO SAKURA                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  HIEROPHANT ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 1)                                       |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'


 
 Head to bed now and let time march on.

 
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 APRIL 24TH (SUNDAY 4/24)
 ------------------------


 Ah, a free day. Thanks to that TV we bought, we'll get a tutorial on the
"Home Shopping Program", which is honestly another great Persona Tradition.
Every day's great at your Junes....


       TUTORIAL - USING THE HOME SHOPPING PROGRAM:
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 | 
 |  Items bought through the home shopping program will be delivered to
 |  your door on a later date.
 |
 |  The program airs on Sunday. There may be some items that can only be
 |  obtained exclusively through this program, so be sure to tune in often.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------' 


 You can buy a FOUR pack of [_PARTY IN A CAN_], which is an item that will
restore 40 HP to all party members. Fairly worth it, I say, so go ahead and
order it. It will arrive in a couple of days. 

 
 For the daytime/afternoon, you can buy a SPECIAL DRINK at the UNDERGROUND
WALKWAY. This is a SPENDY drink (5,000 Yen), but it lets us raise a single
attribute while not passing time. Plus, with the treasure sold lately, you
can likely afford this hit.

 Drinking the "Beauty Aojiru" drink will net you [_CHARM +1_].
 
 
 Now, let's focus on raising some stats. One great way to raise stats is the
movie theater, especially right now as there's a "Guts" movie playing. Head
to the Central Street and visit it (all the way to the north) to get a short
tutorial on it...


       TUTORIAL - GOING TO THE MOVIE THEATER:
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 | 
 |  Going to a movie will cause time to pass, but if it is your first time
 |  seeing a film, several of your stats may improve depending on the genre.
 |
 |  The movie showing at the theater changes as time passes, so check back
 |  every so often to see what's playing.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
 Go ahead and buy a ticket (again, very glad we have so much money...). As you
watch the movie, you'll gain [_GUTS +3_]. Which should lead to:


 o GUTS RANK UP! (GUTS RANK 2: BOLD)
 
 
 Very nice! As you head home, you'll get a scene from the population of the
city and then as you arrive at Leblanc's you'll get a message from Ryuji (he
is nervous). Finally, Sojiro will loosen up a little, allowing us to be out
without a curfew which means we can explore Yongen-Jaya at night now. Nice.

 Instead of exploring, let's do some reading. We've had the Zorro book for
awhile now after all, so let's get in half of the reading right now. Select
if from the bookcase on the bar...


 o BOOK PROGRESS: ZORRO, THE OUTLAW (1/2 TABS)


 After that it is time for bed...

 
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 APRIL 25TH (MONDAY 4/25)
 ------------------------


 Once again, we get to read on our way to school, which is perfect for us
getting that book finished!


 o BOOK FINISH: ZORRO, THE OUTLAW (COMPLETE!)


 As a reward, we will gain [_KINDNESS +3_]. Not bad. I feel we are getting
close to a rank up, don't you. Next up at school we'll have a couple of
questions we'll need to answer:


 o QUESTION: What's the common meaning of kakushinhan again, regarding an
             action you take?
 
 o ANSWER: Knowing your actions are wrong.

 
 o---------------------------------------------------------------------------o

 
 o QUESTION: But the real kakushinhan is the opposite, right? So the opposite
             means...
 
 o ANSWER: Conviction that you're right.


 Answer correctly to gain [_KNOWLEDGE +1_]. Sweet!
 
 After class ends, you'll get a message from Takemi. She wants to test on you
again, namely because you now have RANK 2 in Guts. Don't reply yet though, as
we want to head to the LIBRARY and give them back their book. This time, go
ahead and borrow "The Alluring Dancer" for our next read.

 Now, go ahead and reply to Takemi and head over. With your new Guts rank,
you can tell her "I want to do a clinical trial", so go ahead and do so.
You'll need to gulp down another... mysterious drink, but soon a cop will
show up to harass Takemi.

 When you get a chance, say "I have a bad heart". Once the cop leaves and
you get another dialog choice, say "I agree". Takemi will be pretty happy
and our rank will increase. Sweet


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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: BACK-ALLEY DOCTOR                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 |  DEATH ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 2)                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 As a bonus, we also get [_GUTS +1_] by being in the "shady trial". Can't deny
it's well earned!

 
 As you arrive home, you'll get your TV order, so that's sweet. What to do
with our evening? There's a place we haven't visited yet that gives us BIG
BONUSES to Charm: the BATH HOUSE. Go ahead and exit and go give it a visit.
I also stopped by the Laundromat (we do have that dirty garment) to get some
tutorial's out of the way:


       TUTORIAL - USING THE LAUNDROMAT:
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 | 
 |  Using the laundromat will cause time to pass, but you will be able to
 |  clean dirty equipment you've found. Each cycle costs 200 yen.
 |
 |  Up to four items can be washed in a cycle. What item you receive is up
 |  to luck. Be sure to use the laundromat when you find dirty equipment.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
 DO NOT use the laundromat though: we still want to use the Bathhouse. We
get another tutorial here, but note the part about rainy days and the special
baths on MONDAYS and THURSDAYS:


       TUTORIAL - USING THE BATHHOUSE:
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 | 
 |  Using the bathhouse will cause time to pass, but can improve you CHARM.
 |  The fee to use the bath is 500 Yen.
 |
 |  The effect you get from the bath depends on factors such as the day of
 |  the week and the weather.
 |
 |  On Mondays and Thursdays, the bath will be a medicinal bath. You will
 |  gain more CHARM than usual on these days, so try to aim for that.
 |
 |  Something special will occur when it is raining. Be sure to visit the
 |  bathhouse on a rainy day and see for yourself.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
 After you get out of the bath, Morgana will... compliment you quite a bit.
Hah! We'll also gain [_CHARM +3_], which will in turn give us...


 o CHARM RANK UP! (CHARM RANK 2: HEAD-TURNING)
 

 Oh, we are getting charming! Hehehe. We'll automatically go back and head
to bed, bringing on the next day....

 
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 APRIL 26TH (TUESDAY 4/26)
 -------------------------


 We'll meet Ann before school and share some worries. After that though, we
will be dropped off right after class!

 
 We're going to do something a bit different today: study. There's a LOT of
places in the game you can study at actually: diners, home, the library. We
can get different boosts at different areas though.

 For now, let's visit the diner we heard about on the way to school earlier
and get that special meal. Head to CENTRAL STREET and go to the Diner, which
is at the lower end of the map, up the stairs. We get a tutorial message on
our first visit:


       TUTORIAL - VISITING THE DINER:
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 | 
 |  Visiting the diner will cause time to pass. Studying here will improve
 |  your Knowledge and dining in can improve your Guts and other stats.
 |
 |  Visiting the diner costs money. Your Knowledge will greatly increase
 |  when customers are fewer. Try studying here on rainy days.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
 Now that we are here, order the "Nostalgic Meal" once the waitress comes.
All this money we earned is really helping out, right? At the end of eating
and the study session, we will gain [_KINDNESS +1_] and [_KNOWLEDGE +2_].
Not bad for a study session.


 We'll arrive at Leblanc's afterwards. Sojiro is actually ripe for a rank
up, especially with the Hierophant Persona we are carrying. Go ahead and
agree to work to spend time with him.

 We'll be behind the counter in an apron. Say "Making Coffee" once you get
the chance. He's REALLY SERIOUS about coffee, and even threatens to kick us
out if we serve a bad cup. I used to be a barista, many years ago, and that
is just... extreme. Haha!

 Soon a middle-aged man will come in, and just turn Sojiro's mood SOUR.
They obviously know each other and have history. After he leaves, reply with
"That guy seemed suspicious". He'll be back into coffee soon, and how much
the ladies loved it (it never really helped me, by the way). Pick "I want
the ladies to love me" next, as I can't imagine Sojiro would like the other
option.

 Our rank will go up soon, and we'll unlock an ability.

 

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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDANT: SOJIRO SAKURA                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  HIEROPHANT ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 2)                                       |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: COFFEE BASICS                                                |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Allows you to make coffee which slightly restores SP to      |
 |               one ally.                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 We get a tutorial on coffee as well, which is helpful. In essence, coffee is
that SP DRINK we wish we had more of as we were in the Palace.


       TUTORIAL - THE ABC'S OF BREWING COFFEE:
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 | 
 |  You can brew coffee at the counter in Leblanc.
 |
 |  You will be unable to brew coffee during the day and after school when
 |  the cafe is open. Try brewing at night when the coffee gear is free.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
 As a (BIG) bonus, we also gain [_KINDNESS +3_] from the lesson, which will
give us a rank up!


 o KINDNESS RANK UP! (KINDNESS RANK 2: CONSIDERATE)


 Very sweet! We are ranking up fantastically for this early (big thanks to
Scott!). We'll head to bed shortly afterwards.

 
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 APRIL 27TH (WEDNESDAY 4/27)
 ---------------------------


 On our way into school, some kids will be talking about stats and getting
a girlfriend, which prompts a tutorial (that we already knew about).


       TUTORIAL - RAISING SOCIAL STATS:
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 | 
 |  Your Knowledge, Charm, Proficiency, Kindness, and Guts will come in
 |  handy throughout the game. Be sure not to neglect them.
 |
 |  You can train these stats through various activities in the city,
 |  reading books, and more. Look around and see what you can find.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 We'll be in school next, and will be asked a question:
 

 o QUESTION: How many colors does it take to paint every region without any
             two adjacent ones being the same color?
 
 o ANSWER: Four


 Answering the question correctly will score you [_KNOWLEDGE +1_]. Still no
rank up though. I feel like we are getting REALLY close to it though...


 After school, you'll get a message from Ryuji, wanting to hang out. Go
ahead and meet him. Note that you get a message that you WILL NOT rank up
soon with him. That's what happens in all Persona Games though: as you rank
up and get higher it is going to take you 2-3 sessions of hanging out with
someone to get there. This time it will take us two sessions instead of one,
so you know we're making progress. Just be sure you have that CHARIOT PERSONA
on you.

 
 Hang out with Ryuji this afternoon and soon we'll be on our way back home.
Once you get back, we'll have to sacrifice more time to hanging out. Go ahead
and try making some coffee for the first time (interact with the device at
the bar on the left end) and we'll get a tutorial:


       TUTORIAL - BREWING COFFEE:
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 | 
 |  Brewing coffee will cause time to pass, but will make a special
 |  coffee that restores SP. This may prove useful for exploring Palaces.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 With Sojiro here, we'll actually get some points towards ranking him up by
doing this, but we won't rank up here either. Not much accomplished today,
but we're close to ranking up with both of them now.


 Go ahead and go to bed once you are done.

 
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 APRIL 28TH (THURSDAY 4/28)
 --------------------------


 We'll meet up with Ryuji this morning. He wants to hang out with us after
work (a sign!). After that though, the entire day will go by, leaving us with
our afternoon. 


 Go ahead and hang out with Ryuji. He'll take us out to a new place today,
Ogikubo, which in turn will unlock the hangout "Ogikubo Ramen" and will end
up giving us another tutorial about hangout spots:


       TUTORIAL - MAKING USE OF HANGOUT SPOTS:
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 | 
 |  There are a number of hangout spots in the city such as shops, event
 |  venues, landmarks, and so on.
 |
 |  Confidants will each have their own hangout spot that they like. If you
 |  go there with them, your bond will grow deeper than usual.
 |
 |  You can find out about hangout spots by having Confidants invite you
 |  there or by reading about them in books. Try to find as many as you can.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
 Once you're in the shop with Ryuji, he will start thinking about the old
days and Nakaoka. Ask "Are you worried about him?" when you can. He'll nod
and elaborate. Tell him "But you're doing great" after that to really make
him happy. 
 
 We'll get a rank up soon, unlocking another ability with Ryuji. Very nice!
 

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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: RYUJI SAKAMOTO                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CHARIOT ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 4)                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: PUNK TALK                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance to step in after Shadow negotiation fails,            |
 |               allowing a retry.                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 After that, we'll be back at Leblanc's automatically. It is a Thursday Night
which means a mineral bath at the bath house. Go ahead and head there now and
pay the 500 Yen to take a bath.

 Looks like the same bunch of people as last time, but we will come out with
a [_CHARM +3_] increase. Not bad at all.


 We'll go to bed automatically past that...

 
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 APRIL 29TH (FRIDAY 4/29)
 ------------------------

 
 Not much going on today, school wise. We'll soon be free after school, with
two new IMs. Go ahead and read them, one from Ryuji and one from Takemi. They
both want to hang out. We're going to focus on Ryuji for now though. Go ahead
and save (I love saving) and meet up with him.

 When you get the option, say you want to "go somewhere" and we'll get yet
another tutorial. This came is a bit overkill on tutorials...
 

       TUTORIAL - SELECTING A HANGOUT SPOT:
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 | 
 |  When you learn about a hangout spot, you can go there with one of
 |  your Confidants.
 |
 |  Hangout spots can be selected from the map. Each Confidant has their
 |  own preferences; keep that in mind when visiting a spot with a Confidant.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 Thankfully, we know of somewhere thanks to Ryuji, so select "Ogikubo Ramen"
and we'll head out to the hangout.

 
 When you are asked about falling for the flavor, say "I'm in love" to make
Ryuji super happy. You'll also get a gift here: a [_RAMEN BOWL_], an accessory
for our room. Sweet.


 Once you get back to Leblanc's, go ahead and try making some coffee. It will
take up time, but Sojiro will be impressed with us, which will help in the
future. We also gain some [_LEBLANC COFFEE_], which is awesome.


 Head off to bed now and time will march forward...

 
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 APRIL 30TH (SATURDAY 4/30)
 --------------------------

 On the train, we'll be able to get some reading in. It's been awhile, but
let's take this opportunity!

 
 o BOOK PROGRESS: THE ALLURING DANCER (1/2 TABS)
 
 
 We'll be in class soon afterwards, with a new teacher. "Ms. Chouno" this
time, who is rather dolled up it seems. We'll get a series of questions here,
which seems a bit overboard for a word that I'm sure a lot of you already
know, but let's do it!


 o QUESTION: First off, the "wunder" part probably means...
 
 o ANSWER: Wonder

 
 o---------------------------------------------------------------------------o

 
 o QUESTION: Next, the "Kind" part. That's probably...
 
 o ANSWER: Child


 o---------------------------------------------------------------------------o

 
 o QUESTION: So a "wunderkind" would be...
 
 o ANSWER: A prodigy


 For answering correctly, we gain [_KNOWLEDGE +1_]. Bah, I expected more out
of three questions!


 This afternoon, let's go see Doctor Takemi. Be sure to tell her you want to
do a "Clinical Trial" and we'll head to the back.

 We have a strange yellow liquid this time. Fun. She's got this stuff timed
to a "T" it seems. Our session is interrupted by a phone call, where Takemi
gets out of by saying she works there. Heh. Ask her what it was about and
she'll share how she's been blacklisted as a doctor, and why they call her
"The Plague".

 She'll ask if it scares us. Here reply "I need the medicine" and she'll be
happy, saying that she's going to add more medicine for her guinea pig. Oh
lovely. More importantly, we get a rank increase!



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: BACK-ALLEY DOCTOR                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 |  DEATH ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 3)                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: STERILIZATION                                                |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Adds more healing items to the clinic.                       |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 We'll get [_GUTS +1_] for being in the trial.
 
 
 Soon we'll be back at Leblanc's, like usual. This time though, we are all
ready for a rank up with him. Offer to help him out.

 Listen to him talk and soon he'll ask you what he JUST said. Choose the first
option, "Medium-Fine". He'll be happy but goes a little strict too, just for
good measure. Old habits. A phone call interrupts us though. Once he gets off
the phone, pick "Is it trouble?" based on the tone and he'll be cordial enough
about it, leading to a rank up as he's finding it harder and harder to believe
we are truly a trouble-maker.



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDANT: SOJIRO SAKURA                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  HIEROPHANT ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 3)                                       |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 Very nice! And that, ladies and gentleman, is April! Head to bed and we'll
move onto May and the start of our first full month living here.

 
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O==<                          MONTHLY LIFE: MAY                           >==O
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 MAY 1ST (SUNDAY 5/01)
 ---------------------

 Our first day of the new month!
 
 Well, it's Sunday, so we can go spend another whopping 5,000 Yen on the
Juice Hut. But hey, it's a free time skill point, so go do it (you'll be
happy in the end!). Go buy the "Vitality Aojiru" and you'll end up getting
a [_PROFICIENCY +1_] increase.


 Also, while you are out and not committing to spending time, be sure to
buy another BIO NUTRIENT from the Underground Mall. One at least.

 Next up we are going to spend some time at the diner. Order the "Hot Coffee"
this time and after several cups and quite a bit of loitering, we will get a
[_GUTS +1_] increase as well as [_KNOWLEDGE +2_] from the studying.


 For the night, head to the bath house and we'll get a [_CHARM +2_] increase
from it. Not too bad, but tomorrow would be better. We'll head to sleep soon
afterwards.


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 MAY 2ND (MONDAY 5/02)
 ---------------------

 
 This is it... the day of reckoning...
 
 We'll have an assembly at school today. It'll start out with the principal
but soon Kamoshida will come in and... well, you can watch the scenes. It is
quite jaw-dropping, that's for sure. There's quite a few scenes here, and at
the end we'll get a trophy as well:
 
 
(-NOTE-) You will get the "Castle of Lust Falls" Bronze Trophy for witnessing
         Kamoshida have a change of heart...
 
 
 We'll meet up with the gang afterwards and will eventually decide that we
need to celebrate. Ann will decide on the venue as long as we're OK with it
while Morgana volunteers us for selling the medal (geez, thanks...).

 We'll get an objective for all of this, of course:

 
 o OBJECTIVE: Celebrate your success
 
  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Sell the medal
  
  
 This stuff will happen automatically on upcoming days though, so no need
to worry about it. We'll be back home soon afterwards.

 For the evening, go take ANOTHER bath at the Bath House. Since it is Monday
we will get a nice bump and gain [_CHARM +3_]. We don't rank up though, but I
feel we are getting close!


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 MAY 3RD (TUESDAY 5/03)
 ----------------------

 Well... no school for the week, but today is a wash no matter what. Sojiro
basically forces us to help him all day. What a waste. He does learn about
the Kamoshida Incident on TV, but that's about it.

 No chance to sell the treasure, but Morgana will tell us we have to do it
tomorrow, no matter what...


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 MAY 4TH (WEDNESDAY 5/04)
 ------------------------

 Sojiro will want help with dishes today, but go ahead and tell him that you
will do them later or something... our talk gets interrupted by a customer
though, someone you'll recognize. Investigator Sae already seems suspicious
about what's going on...


 We'll be free soon enough. Time to sell the medal. Head to the weapon shop
and head in. Talk to Iwai and ask him to buy the medal. He's hesitant, but
will finally offer us 30,000 Yen, so go ahead and take it.

 We'll also be given... a bag. Weird, but Iwai asks us to take it with us,
and you'll see why soon. Pick whatever answer you want here but we'll get
to leave soon enough.

 Outside, go ahead and sneak a peek. A model gun? The best one yet, it seems.
Morgana suggests we buy it from him once we return it, but that's easier said
than done as you'll see.

 For now, we'll get the [_PAPER BAG x1_].
 
 
 We'll be back home soon. Once you are free in the attic, go ahead and
investigate the shelves by the bed for a tutorial:


       TUTORIAL - ROOM DECORATION:
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 | 
 |  Items you find from places you've visited can be used to decorate
 |  your room.
 |
 |  Collect unique decorations from each location you visit to personalize
 |  your room.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 You can put the RAMEN BOWL there for now, if you wish (I did). Head to bed
afterwards. We don't have much of a choice, after all.

 
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 MAY 5TH (THURSDAY 5/05)
 -----------------------

 Today is the day of the celebration!

 We'll head there automatically and the feast will begin. We'll learn that
someone's made a "Phantom Thieves" website... wow... The police may also
question us, but for now it is time to celebrate!


 Must... eat.. more... meat...
 
 
 o OBJECTIVE: Get some food on your plate
 
  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Get some fish
  
  
 Find and get the fish and you'll overhear people talking. We'll have to
do this at three more tables. Seems EXCEPTIONALLY nosy, but oh well...


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Get some meata
  
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Get some rice
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Get some dessert
 
 
 Once you are done eating, you'll get several scenes of adults just being
jerks. Man... these kids can't catch a break can they?

 More importantly, we'll all decide to continue doing what we're doing, and
will need to come up with a name for our group. You'll have to give yourself
a name, which may be seen online so choose something personal to you.

 We'll also get a trophy for this, which I'm OK with for sure!
 
 
(-NOTE-) You will get the "Phantom Thieves Formed" Bronze Trophy for deciding
         to continue the life of a Phantom Thief...
 
 
 We'll get a  real life summary up to this point as our next target is pointed
out to us ahead of time... Heh, so weird. But at least we know who it ends
up being... Not much about him yet, but a face at least...


 We'll return to our room afterwards. Our trip ended up costing us 24,000 Yen,
but since we got 30,000 that's a net gain. I'll take it! Very nice!

 After a few messages with the team about our website and approval rating
we'll get a few new objectives:


 o OBJECTIVE: Prove your existence to society
 
  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Search for your next target
  
  
 Also, BE SURE to feed your plant, as we can finally feed it again. This is
a free bump of kindness. An upgrade of [_KINDNESS +2_]. Very nice. We are
forced to go to bed at this point.


 We'll end up in the Velvet Room afterwards, talking to Igor and eventually
getting a rank up from him.



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: PRISON MASTER                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  FOOL ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 3)                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: POWER STOCK                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Increases your Persona stock to 8 slots.                     |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 We get a tutorial on this as well:


       TUTORIAL - POWER STOCK:
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 | 
 |  The Confidant Ability, Power Stock, increases the number of Personas
 |  you can hold to EIGHT.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
 Caroline stresses contractors here, leading to another Tutorial Message:



       TUTORIAL - FORMING A CONTRACT WITH CONFIDANTS:
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 | 
 |  Sometimes, a person you meet in town can become your Confidant. If
 |  your goals align, you may be able to form a contract with them.
 |  
 |  As your relationship deepens, your rank with that Confidant will
 |  increase. This will allow you to create even stronger Personas.
 |
 |  Do your best to find Confidants and strengthen these relationships.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
 Well, this seems like the third time or so they've told us this. Bah, let's
continue on to the next day...

 
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 MAY 6TH (FRIDAY 5/06)
 ---------------------

 We get a lesson in class (barely...), but it is still enough to give us
[_KNOWLEDGE +1_], so I'll take it!


 After class, we'll meet up and talk about the website, as well as who to
target next. That will be a tough call, of course. Has to be someone big.


 We'll also get a cut-scene during "Lunch Time". The Principal is of course
VERY suspicious abotu what happened and wants it investigated, asking a student
named Makoto Niijima to look into it. "Asking" is a bit light... he is basically
bribing and/or threatening her. What a scumbag...

 And he seems to be a lackey as well... pathetic...
 
 
 After that and some text messages with out allies, Mishima will come and talk
to us... HE started the Phantom Thief website... oh wow... oh wow, and he's
guessing we are the thieves. How observant! 

 Play it cool and tell him he can keep doing as he wishes. He'll read between
the lines and will continue doing what he wants, wishing to support us in any
way he can. This leads to a real-world scene and a brand new confidant...



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: YUUKI MISHIMA                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  MOON ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 1)                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: MISHIMA'S SUPPORT                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Allows backup members to earn EXP.                           |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 Wow, we don't even have backup members yet and this is great. This will be
helpful for sure!


 The day will continue on, as Morgana lectures about studying. This turns
into a tutorial though:


       TUTORIAL - WHAT TO DO BETWEEN TARGETS:
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 | 
 |  There are various things to do around the city before your next
 |  target.
 |
 |  Try listening to rumors and visiting different locations. Perhaps
 |  you'll meet someone who has new information.
 |
 |  Deepening relationships with your Confidants can bring various benefits
 |  to the Phantom Thieves. Use your time wisely to get the best results.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
 Yeah, yeah... this all sounds like something we've heard before, right?


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Act like an honest student


 Now that we have "KINDNESS RANK 2", we can hang out with Ann. Let's do it
now (her next ability is really helpful). For reference, if she isn't in the
classroom with you, you can likely find her in the Underground Mall...


 We'll head to the Diner where Ann will talk about Shiho and what they've
been saying to each other. Tough stuff. Ask "Are you feeling better now?"
to score some points (3!). She'll talk about the ordeal next, so be sure
to pick "You might be right" for another three points. 

 This is a rather long talk. The next time you get a chance to say something
pick "I couldn't just ignore you" for more major points. At the end of the
talk, pick "Let's find it together" to really knock this out of the park.
Twelve points in one conversation. Amazing.



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: ANN TAKAMAKI                                                   |
 |                                                                            |
 |  LOVERS ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 2)                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: GIRL TALK                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance to step in after Shadow negotiation fails,            |
 |               allowing a retry.                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 She, um... she doesn't quite get what a "Strong Heart" is, does she...
 
 
 We'll head home automatically, and will get another surprise: Sojiro is
trusting us even more! He's giving us the key to the place, saying we're in
charge of locking up now. This means we can leave Yongen-Jaya at night. Ah,
the true Night Life is finally ours!

 That music... oh man, I'm in love...
 
 
 I tried to give the "Untouchable" weapon shop guy (Iwai) his bag back, but
in order to do so you need "DAUNTLESS GUTS"... which we won't have for awhile.

 What we can do is accept the two jobs we haven't taken yet. We're going to
work one of them tonight, which is necessary to unlock another Confidant (so
we'll need to suck it up... the money isn't bad though...).

 For now, go to the "Underground Walkway" and go to the job board. Go ahead
and accept all of the jobs we haven't taken yet (one for the "Flower Shop"
Rafflesia and the last one for the "Beef Bowl Shop" Ore no Beko). Once you
have done that, head to the Central Street location.


 If you haven't done it yet though, check out the DVD Rental place to the
lower right. Much like books, you can get skill points from watching DVD's
but they'll cost you and don't forget to take them back! Investigate it now
JUST to get a tutorial out of the way...


       TUTORIAL - RENTING DVDS:
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 | 
 |  You can rend DVDs to watch in your room from the rental shop.
 |  The rental period is one week.
 |
 |  Multiple DVDs can be checked out at a time, but you will be unable
 |  to rent more until you returned the ones you've borrowed.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 What we want to do is to go work at the Beef Bowl Shop. You'll get another
tutorial for doing so though. I know they mention REMEMBERING ORDERS here,
but on this first day you don't need to do that. On other days you will, but
don't worry about it right now at least...
 
 
       TUTORIAL - WORKING AT THE BEEF BOWL SHOP:
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 | 
 |  Working at the beef bowl shop will cause time to pass, but in
 |  addition to receiving money, your PROFICIENCY will improve.
 |
 |  Some days you will need to remember many orders at once. Try to stay
 |  calm. If you can make it through the rush, you may receive more money
 |  than usual.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
 Got putting in a day of work, you'll gain 3,600 Yen as well as a nice bonus
of [_PROFICIENCY +2_]. We'll head back home and go to bed automatically.

 
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 MAY 7TH (SATURDAY 5/07)
 -----------------------


 Once we get to school, we'll have a question to answer:
 

 o QUESTION: What do people generally call a woman who has a charm that
             sometimes leads men to their doom?
 
 o ANSWER: A femme fatale
 
 
 Answer correctly for a [_KNOWLEDGE +1_] buff. We'll be out in our hideout
after that when Makoto comes and confronts us. We seem to be losing our roof
hideout, which sucks. Morgana warns us about her... she's clearly a smart one
who's onto us...

 Morgana will take us to the underground walkway where we'll learn about
"Mementos". Just enjoy these scene... oh my goodness. So good. A Cat Bus
scene... I love it. Really can't make this stuff up...

 
 o OBJECTIVE: Change the target's heart
 
  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Search for the target
          

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|/\| MEMENTOS - PERSONA NEGOTIATION GUIDE |                                  __
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|/\| Negotiating with the different enemies and gaining new PERSONAS is     |/\|
|\/| vital to survival. Reference this list when you are trying to gain     |\/|
|/\| a new PERSONA for a MUCH easier time.                                  |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| We'll go through each PERSONA here below, using their real names:      |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/| o SLIME (Viscid Rotting Meat)                                          |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   WEAK TO: FIRE                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   TALK: "Want something delivered?" / "Take you to a taxidermist"      |\/|
|/\|         "You're not an animal" /                                       |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|__|________________________________________________________________________|__|


 (-NOTE-) There aren't many new enemies in this area, but try to grab a
          SLIME at the very least. It is resistant to PHYSICAL ATTACKS and
          that can definitely come in handy...


 This MEMENTOS DUNGEON is really short. Just be sure to attack everything you
can with ambush and get that slime up above. Max out your EXP as much as you
can here and head to the marker when you've done everything else and you'll
end up facing Shadow Nakanohara:


 MINI BOSS: SHADOW NAKANOHARA
 
 This boss is really nothing special. Keep your health up and zap Shadow
 Nakanohara with Zio / Lightning whenever you can. Go all out on him and
 keep that pattern up to win easily.
 
 
 After the fight Nakanohara will seem to reform and will then ask us to
change Madarame's Heart. Huh... well then...

 We also gain the "Bud of a Treasure" and an [_ATTACHMENT PEARL_] (which is
an accessory you can equip). The request is also complete:

 
 o REQUEST COMPLETED: "Beware the Clingy Ex-boyfriend!"

 
 We're not quite done here though. Morgana wants to show us something else...
 
 
 o OBJECTIVE: Investigate Mementos
 
 
 Here, be sure to fight the PERSONA'S again (again, max out those EXP gains
as it'll be helpful). Once they are all dead, go to the "DOWN" platform and
get out of the car. Head down the escalator and we'll investigate the wall
up ahead with Morgana.


 Afterwards, we'll come home automatically.

 
 We can now to go the "Mementos" dungeons, which are the dungeons that are
always available (thankfully). We'll get requests to come in here, like we
did up above. For now though, we must be patient for requests to come in...

 We also see Mishima staring at us... which is kinda creepy... 
 
 We'll automatically go home afterwards and have a text message with the
group. If you have any questions about Mementos, you can ask Morgana now.
We'll be forced to go to bed after this...

 
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 MAY 8TH (SUNDAY 5/08)
 ---------------------

 We'll get a  message from Mishima about the website and he'll ask to meet
up with us. We'll meet him automatically at the diner, where he'll explain
the "Phan-site"... *groan...

 Pick "You've done good, kid" to make him happy (helps with moon confidant)
and then "You're really hyped for this". We'll get a rank up soon after that.



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: YUUKI MISHIMA                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  MOON ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 2)                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 We'll get a tutorial about Mishima and the Moon Confidant:


       TUTORIAL - ADVANCING MISHIMA'S CONFIDANT:
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 | 
 |  Mishima will now give you information on targets in Mementos.
 |
 |  After making a target have a change of heart, meet with Mishima to
 |  deepen the trust between you. He will give you more information on
 |  new targets.
 |
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 Now that we're done with that, remember that it is SUNDAY, so let's hit up
the SHOPPING CHANNEL. For sale this weak are [_CALMING MASK x2_] for 1980 Yen.
These are accessories that give you "+Resist Confuse", so go ahead and buy
them if you wish (I am).

 Next, be sure to go to the UNDERGROUND WALKWAY and buy the Aojiru Drink
from the drink stand. This time it is "Nasty Aojiru", which ugh... just
sounds really bad, but go ahead and fork over the 5,000 Yen and we'll gain
[_GUTS +1_] for drinking it.


 Do a SAFETY SAVE at this point!


 Next up, let's work our job at the "Beef Bowl Shop". Again, this is going
to be necessary to get to a Confidant, but THIS time you are going to get
orders and you'll have to remember them all.

 I have no doubt these are random, but you get more money if you get them
right (as well as proficiency), so be sure to get the orders right. Write
them down if you have to.

 We'll gain 4,800 Yen from our job as well as [_PROFICIENCY +3_]. This will
lead to a RANK UP in Proficiency:
 
 
 o PROFICIENCY RANK UP! (PROFICIENCY RANK 2: DECENT)
 
 
 We also meet that politician during this job working, which is the flag we
were waiting for. We can hang out with him from this point on, but that's
the end of our day today.


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 MAY 9TH (MONDAY 5/09)
 ---------------------

 Well, pollen season is here apparently. We will get our first Mementos
Request as the day goes on:

 
 o REQUEST RECEIVED: The Bark and Bite of a Bully
 

       TUTORIAL - CONFIRMING MEMENTOS REQUESTS:
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 | 
 |  Check your information on a target by selecting View Requests at
 |  the hideout or by pressing the TRIANGLE Button to view Requests in
 |  the main menu.
 |
 |  Once the information has been confirmed, you can begin by selecting
 |  Explore Mementos.
 |
 |  Mementos can be explored even without a target, but time will pass as
 |  it would in a Palace infiltration. Exercise caution when nearing a
 |  time limit.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
 (-NOTE-) Going for one request at a time is pretty lame and a waste of
          time. It is really better to focus on pushing your stats and
          confidants IMO. We'll wait for more requests for now...
 
 
 Exit the hideout menu now and go down to the second floor. We're going to
go hang out with Ryuji today, and he's hanging outside our classroom. He'll
take us to "Protein Lovers Gym" which is... just wrong...
 
 When he asks about "the stuff" go ahead and pick "Protein Powder". As you
work out together, you'll learn the track team is coming back. Huh. Here,
say "You seem conflicted". Turns out a Mini-Kamoshida is going to be in
charge, so replay with "So he's an asshole?".

 After that, you'll get a rank up with Ryuji:
 
 
 
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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: RYUJI SAKAMOTO                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CHARIOT ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 5)                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 For our night time activity, head out to Shibuya Square and talk to the
politician giving a speech. His name is Toranosuke Yoshida and we're going to
start hanging out with him to gain a new Confidant. For now we're just helping
him out. When you come to it, state "The best interests of all?" followed by
"You have my support".


 We'll hang out with him more later. For now, time marches onward...

 
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 MAY 10TH (TUESDAY 5/10)
 -----------------------

 
 Today Makota lets us know she's still inspecting us..... wonderful... We
also get a question at school today:


 o QUESTION: Who do you think is the origin of the term "magistrate's
             patronage"?
 
 o ANSWER: Minamoto no Yoshitsune
 
 
 Answer correctly for [_KNOWLEDGE +1_].
 
 
 Once school is out, be sure to buy SP DRINKS from the cheap place by the
bath house back near our house. After that, go ahead and hang out with Ryuji
again. When it pops up, pick  "We can train at my place" to hear why you
can't (Heh... I would totally be doing the ice cream and videogame training).
 
 Soon you'll see some of the guys are picking on Nakaoka. We'll butt-in of
course. Pick "You guys should trust Nakaoka" when you can. Ryuji will go off
on quite the speech soon. When he's done and they are gone, he'll ask if you
get what he's trying to say. Pick "More or less" here, then we're going to
mess with him a bit by picking "Can you explain that?" and then "... Huh?".

 All of this joking around will lead to a rank-up! Sweet!
 


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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: RYUJI SAKAMOTO                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CHARIOT ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 6)                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: HARISEN RECOVERY                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance to cure status ailments inflicted upon party          |
 |               members.                                                     |
 |                                                                            |
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 As you can imagine, that is a very useful ability when it happens. Even though
as I type this, in recollection, it didn't happen a SINGLE TIME when I was
going through the next upcoming dungeon... Grrr...


 OK, after that, let's go see the Speech Guy again. Yoshida. He's in the
station square like usual, so ask to help him and he'll ask why you want him
to teach us about speeches. Tell him "I want to do what you do".

 During the speech, something happens nearby that may turn ugly. Here, choose
"Let's mediate". That doesn't end up the best, of course. Once you get the
next option to pick a reply, pick "That's campaign obstruction".

 At the end you'll be asked more questions. Pick "You seem to have conviction"
for the first choice and "Have confidence in yourself" for the second choice.
After that, a deal will be struck, and your link will be started. You'll get
a real-world scene here and will start the Sun Arcana...

 

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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: MAN OF THE PEOPLE                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 |  SUN ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 1)                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 Wait... "Man of the People"? Isn't that the nickname I call myself? Eh...
We'll move on to the next day soon enough...


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 MAY 11TH (WEDNESDAY 5/11)
 -------------------------

 Today is the beginning of "Exams Week". Which in true Persona fashion means
a few days in a row of NOTHING BUT QUESTIONS. Which really kind-of sucks as
that means we can't go out and do things, so these days are really just
wasted. No stat improvements, no confidant ranks... nothing...

 Well, let's get to it:
 
 
 o QUESTION: Although the line connects A to C, it looks like it leads to B
             instead. What is this phenomenon called?
 
 o ANSWER: An Optical Illusion
 

 o---------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 
 
 o QUESTION: If how they're seeing things is different, it probably has to
             do with this kind of information...
 
 o ANSWER: Visual Information
 
 
 o---------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 
 
 o QUESTION: What takes the visual information from your eyes and processes
             it is the, uh...
 
 o ANSWER: Brain
 
 
 o---------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 
 
 o QUESTION: The brain processes visual information. So the reason why
             people see things differently is...
 
 o ANSWER: They have different cognitions

 
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 MAY 12TH (THURSDAY 5/12)
 ------------------------

 Yep, time for even more questions...
 
 
 o QUESTION: Which of the following expressions came from the name of the
             position that Minamoto no Yoshitsune held?
 
 o ANSWER: Magistrate's Patronage
 
 
 o---------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 
 
 o QUESTION: What is the origin of the English word "talent"?
 
 o ANSWER: The name of a sum of currency


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 MAY 13TH (FRIDAY 5/13)
 ----------------------

 And yet another day of questions...
 
 
 o QUESTION: What did the Greek philosopher Socrates say that evil is born
             from?
 
 o ANSWER: Ignorance
 
 
 o---------------------------------------------------------------------------o

 
 o QUESTION: What's the least number of colors needed to paint Japan so no
             two adjacent areas are the same color?
 
 o ANSWER: Four
 
 
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 MAY 14TH (SATURDAY 5/14)
 ------------------------


 Today we'll meet with the group before school and watch some scenes, which
includes a rare cut-scene. Very nice! Or, it would be, if we weren't actually
confronting a stalker...

 Watch the scenes and you'll learn that the man actually has a reason for
stalking: he wants Ann to model for him. We'll meet Yusuke Kitagawa here,
who is Madarame's pupil. The guy that the memento shadow mentioned... hmm...

 After a real-world scene (which I must agree with...), it will be the last
day of our exams. This part is based on your overall knowledge stat, so no
actual questions. Again, we won't do too well since our KNOWLEDGE IS LOW at
the moment, but this too is a time-tested PERSONA tradition: you NEVER do
well on your first exams. Heh...


 We'll go home automatically after that, but we can't do too much. Just go
to bed and we'll soon wake up to a Sunday (man I love Sundays...).

 
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 MAY 15TH (SUNDAY 5/15)
 ----------------------

 Today is the day of the art gallery.
 
 Yusuke will meet us and takes off with Ann. Just as Ryuji wants to shirk off
we'll see Madarame giving an interview nearby... I wonder what this guy's done
to become our target? He's good at playing nice at least.


 Watch the following scenes and soon Ann will catch up with us. We'll also
learn what Madarame's hook is.... huh.. well then... We'll plan to visit
Yusuke Kitagawa tomorrow for more info, but for now we'll go back home.


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Check rumors about Madarame
 
 
 Since it is SUNDAY, we can check the TV SHOPPING CHANNEL. Today they are
selling [_PROTEIN x4_], which does 30 percent HP restoration to one ally.
Not bad. I'm buying it and not using it! Hahaha!


 Off to bed now, can't do much else unfortunately (this is getting lame...)

 
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 MAY 16TH (MONDAY 5/16)
 ----------------------


 We'll get a question at school today:
 

 o QUESTION: Do you know who created the piece which sold for the highest
             price back in the 20th century?
 
 o ANSWER: Van Gogh
 
 
 Answer correctly for your [_KNOWLEDGE +1_] increase.
 
 After school we'll all meet up to go visit Yusuke. There's a funny scene
here with Morgana. Head towards Central Street (like you have before... on
the way you can see a homeless boy who provides a bit of a clue...) and after
that we'll have a scene with the SIU director.

 Yusuke isn't exactly pleased that Akira and Ryuji are here, but upon some
questions he defends Madarame. Yeah, that figures, doesn't it?

 Watch the scenes and when they are guessing names, pick "Museum" once you
get a chance... and... there it is...
 
 Well, I suppose we are going to go exploring!
 
 
 MADARAME'S PALACE
 -----------------
 
 We'll get some objectives here:
 
 
 o OBJECTIVE: Check on the Madarame rumors
 
  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Infiltrate the museum
  
 
 MUSEUM ENTRANCE
 ---------------
 
 We won't be able to go in the front direction or fight the guards there,
so for now just go right. Nab the [_ART PIECE_] here and go through the
walkway, nabbing another [_ART PIECE_] before you climb up the stone pillars
and use them to continue on. Be sure to make a small detour north for another
[_ART PIECE_] and then continue on. We can't fight the guards here, so go
north and up the steps. Nab an [_ART PIECE_] on the left and look at the
skylight you find on the right to continue. Head inside...


 Down here, get the [_ART PIECE_] in front of you and turn around. Climb back
up the way you came for ANOTHER [_ART PIECE_] and then check out the paintings
below. They are... peoples names and ages. Weird...

 Go into the next room now and hang a right. Look left to find a cubby with
an [_ART PIECE_]. Follow the room around to the corner for another [_ART PIECE_]
and then to the left for another [_ART PIECE_] (there's a LOT of these...).
Head west now for a final [_ART PIECE_] in this room and continue out the exit
to the west.

 Our group will see Nakanohara's Painting here... the guy we found when we
were in Mementos. His painting... all of these, stolen? Plagiarized. Great.
Continue down the path nabbing an [_ART PIECE_] and on your way to the next
one you'll run into Yusuke. Heh. State "Madarame's Pupils" when you get a
chance. Things are getting clearer, but I've seen no abuse yet...

 Continue on for a small scene showing something glowing at a kiosk up ahead.
Go down the stairs and take an IMMEDIATE LEFT for a CHEST. Sneaky. This one
has a [_PROTECT MASK_] inside. Go check out the pamphlet now to find it has
a map inside, the [_MUSEUM BROCHURE 1_]. Not all of it, of course.

 Across the way is another chest, but this one is locked. Open it up to find
a wealth of goods: the [_TRAINING WHIP_], a [_PEARL_] (good money!) and a
[_SNUFF SOUL_]. Nice.

 Head NORTH into the next room (the left stairs are gated off) and then go
BEHIND the statue in the middle for an [_ART PIECE_]. Examine the statue now
for a scene.


 We'll be back to our room afterwards, agreeing via chat that we need Yusuke
to confirm things for us. Seems pretty clear to me, but yeah. We'll also get
a call from Ryuji before bed.

 
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 MAY 17TH (TUESDAY 5/17)
 -----------------------

 Ann will agree to model for Yusuke today. He's not one to talk and draw,
apparently, so we're not learning much. Morgana will go on a scouting trip
though and finds a locked door. Interesting...

 After some wasted time we'll have some confrontation scenes... these will
lead to... an unusual request. Nude modeling... because why not...

 Our hideout will move too, which is probably a good idea just like Morgana
mentions. You'll be dropped off outside the hideout entrance, by the way:


 "Your hideout has moved from the Shujin Academy Rooftop to the Shibuya
  Teikyu Building Accessway"


 We'll also get a message saying that Mishima has someone who wants to meet
us... Nakanohara. Oh wow... heh...

 We'll go to bed soon though, no other choice. Onto the next day!

 
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 MAY 18TH (WEDNESDAY 5/18)
 -------------------------


 Today we'll meet up with Nakanohara here automatically. He'll actually
confirms plagiarism, and the fact that a student committed suicide as well.
In fact, even Yukuru wants to leave... wow...

 We'll meet up at the new hideout afterwards and set the plans in motion.
Hehehe... June 5th is the time limit this time, although we MUST send out
the Calling Card by June 2nd to have time.

 HOWEVER! We get this tutorial as well:


       TUTORIAL - SPECIAL OBSTACLES IN PALACES:
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 | 
 |  Occasionally, you will encounter Palace obstacles that are impassable
 |  and require interacting with the target in the REAL WORLD.
 |
 |  You will need to leave the Palace to find the obstruction. Enter
 |  Palaces quickly to find obstacles and triumph over challenges before
 |  the deadline.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
 This means that we're going to be making MULTIPLE trips to the upcoming
Palace... we just have no other choice. This is good for us though, as it
means we are a bit more free with our SP usage and this Palace will be a LOT
easier than the last one.


 We don't want to go today though, so exit out of the hideout.


 (-NOTE-) The next round of weapons and items are unlocked at this point
          and they can be quite spendy. If you want, you can easily afford
          just about everything here though. There is a "HEALING PACK" item
          pack on PSN that you can download. It is FREE. One of the items in
          the pack can be sold for a whopping 50,000 YEN. I would recommend
          you use it to finance your gear at this point.


 Let's look at the new gear!
 
 
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                               -$-   MELEE   -$-
                               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 Kukri                      3,600 Yen        Falchion                  2,800 Yen
 Blizz Dagger               2,800 Yen        Bandit Sword              2,000 Yen
 Athame                     9,400 Yen        Sonic Blade               9,600 Yen
 Igniter                   11,600 Yen        Scimitar                 11,200 Yen
 
 Hell Slugger               4,000 Yen        Fundo-Kusari              5,600 Yen
 Mace                       2,800 Yen        Heat Whip                 3,800 Yen
 Heavy Steel Pipe           8,400 Yen        Skin Ripper               9,200 Yen
 Battle Hammer             11,200 Yen        Goat Leather Whip        10,800 Yen


                               -$-   RANGED   -$-
                               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 Governance                 3,000 Yen        Slingbow                  2,600 Yen
 Tkachev                    1,400 Yen        Slingshot                 1,200 Yen
 Makaronov                 10,200 Yen        Shrike                    8,600 Yen
 Riot Police               12,800 Yen        Mount Liang              10,600 Yen
 
 
 Granelli M3                4,400 Yen        Tommy Gun                 4,200 Yen
 Levinson M31               1,400 Yen        Sterlidge                 3,000 Yen
 Heavy Shotgun             10,200 Yen        Trooper                   8,800 Yen
 Bianchi SBAS              12,800 Yen        MP2 Prototype             9,600 Yen
 
 
                               -$-   ARMOR   -$-
                               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 Burntech                   4,600 Yen        Cat Sweater               4,200 Yen
 Lynx Camo Vest             4,400 Yen        Silk Scarf                2,200 Yen
 Shoulder Pads              2,400 Yen        Magic Camisole            4,600 Yen
 Padded Shirt               2,400 Yen        Battle Camisole           2,400 Yen
 
 Chain Vest                 8,800 Yen        Survival Vest             9,400 Yen
 Austere Haori             12,200 Yen        Cosmic Undies            12,800 Yen
 Breeze Scarf               8,600 Yen        E-Collar                 11,800 Yen
 Robust Apron               9,000 Yen        Lady's Dress             12,600 Yen
 
 
                              -$-   ACCESSORY   -$-
                              ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 Chakra Choker              5,000 Yen        Breath Sash               3,000 Yen
 Rubber Gloves                800 Yen        Hot Water Pouch           1,000 Yen
 Wood Clappers              1,200 Yen
 
 
 (-NOTE-) I ended up buying the best protection for everyone and up to date
          weapons for Ryuji and Morgana. Very expensive, otherwise I'd have
          bought weapons for everyone, but we got that whip for Ann. Whatever
          you do, upgrade your gear as we're going to Madarame Palace soon.
          Be sure to sell the treasure you got!
          
          

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 Also, be sure to visit the nearby Velvet Room. It'll unlock the fast travel
shortcut if you haven't been here yet.


 The "Twin Wardens" ask for a JACK FROST with MABUFU. We'll get that soon, as
will start a new confidant rank... but for now let's head to the Clinic and
check out their updated shopping list (if you need to):


 
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                               -$-   Items   -$-
                               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 Recov-R: 50mg                800 Yen        Alert Capsule               800 Yen
 Recov-R: 100mg             1,600 Yen        Revivadrin                1,800 Yen
 Nohar-M                      500 Yen        Healing IV                1,800 Yen
 Relax Gel                    900 Yen
 
 Takemedic-All              1,600 Yen        Kajaclear-R               3,800 Yen
 Takemedic-All V            3,600 Yen        Kundaclear-R              3,800 Yen
 Rejuvenating IV            3,600 Yen


 (-NOTE-) I bought a couple of Healing IV's here. Great for long stretches of
          dungeon crawling, for sure. I think I'm still shaken by Kamoshida's
          Palace! Hahaha...
          

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 For the evening, let's spend time with Takemi. We are close by, after all!
 
 As you do your Clinical Trial, you'll be interrupted by a pushy father and
his sick girl. It may not be our business, but tell her "Dr. Takemi will help"
when you get a chance and we'll become a nurse. Heh..

 After that, say "You seem happy" next and we'll rank up soon.



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: BACK-ALLEY DOCTOR                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 |  DEATH ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 4)                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 We get [_GUTS +1_] as well...
 
 
 Be sure to buy drinks from the machine outside for some cheap SP RECOVERY.
We'll also get our package from Sunday.

 For the evening, we're going to make some coffee so talk to the couple here
and you'll make them leave (you need to talk to them a couple of times) and
then interact with the coffee machine at the end of the bar. We'll get some
bonus points with Sojiro as well as some [_LEBLANC COFFEE_].

 
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 MAY 19TH (THURSDAY 5/19)
 ------------------------


 We're going to make our first run into MADARAME PALACE today. Choose to meet
at the hideout and head in...

 
 MADARAME'S PALACE
 ----------------- 

 o OBJECTIVE: Steal Madarame's Heart
 
  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Find the Treasure's location
  
  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Head to the previous point
  
 
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 777: SELF NOTE: Need to finish filling in this list. Missing some information.
                 If you want to help and send it responses that work, please
                 feel free! Also need to (at some point) play through this
                 again and add in persona "nicknames" (from before you catch
                 them) along with their personality type like I do later on.


 
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|/\| MADARAME PALACE - PERSONA NEGOTIATION GUIDE |                           __
|\/|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|\/|
|/\| Negotiating with the different enemies and gaining new PERSONAS is     |/\|
|\/| vital to survival. Reference this list when you are trying to gain     |\/|
|/\| a new PERSONA for a MUCH easier time.                                  |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| We'll go through each PERSONA here below, using their real names:      |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/| o MOKOI                                                                |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   WEAK TO: WIND                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   TALK: "I never bleed or cry" / "Nobody, really"                      |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| o HUA PO (Girl of the Hanging Tree)                                    |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   WEAK TO: GUN                                                         |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   TALK: "You look young" / "I'm busy" / "Don't lie to me"              |/\|
|\/|         "It's only bad if I get caught"                                |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/| o APSARAS (Waterside Nymph)                                            |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   WEAK TO: ELECTRICITY                                                 |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   TALK: "???" / "I'm always so busy there" / "I'm always alone"        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| o KOROPOKGURU (Leafy Old Man)                                          |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   WEAK TO: FIRE                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   TALK: "What kind of girl is she?" / "I don't have any"               |/\|
|\/|         "This is true" / "Aren't you scared?"                          |\/|
|/\|         "I want to be a kid forever" / "You tempt people"              |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/| o ONMORAKI (Corpse Bird)                                               |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   WEAK TO: GUN                                                         |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   TALK: "How should I know?" / "Later" / "Dating's not important"      |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
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 MUSEUM ENTRANCE
 ---------------
 
 
 We'll start out just where we started before. Make your way back inside of
the Museum, paying attention to the (odd) note below.


 (-NOTE-) Try STEALING the Art Pieces from the areas we stole them from
          before. Even if it LOOKS like NOTHING is there, you may still get
          a treasure. It's kind-of glitchy if you ask me, but more treasure
          is more treasure, so try at the very least.


 (-NOTE-) If you can fuse anything with LUCKY PUNCH, it can help in this
          next palace. Obariyon is who you want, as he learns it at level 9.
          You can fuse one with KELPIE x BERITH, both of which you should
          have by now. As a bonus, he also knows SNAP which is an HP move
          that does "Gun Damage". Very handy for the upcoming fights as
          well...
          
          
          
 You'll soon make your way inside. Go ahead and try to leave to encounter
some infrared lasers. Yikes...


       TUTORIAL - INFRARED LASERS:
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 | 
 |  You can detect infrared lasers with THIRD EYE. If there is a wide
 |  enough gap, you can slip through by pressing the X BUTTON.
 |
 |  This can also be done by holding the X Button as you approach, but
 |  remember that you can only pass through if there is enough room.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
 Slide under these lasers and continue on. Be sure to loot the pieces we've
looted already and you'll now be able to start attacking guards. Try to get
one of each using the "Persona Negotiation Guide", and kill any duplicates as
we need the EXP bad.

 Continue to the hallway room (you'll fight four fights on your way there and
can re-loot everything) and on the way to the main entrance be sure to unlock
the gate on the LEFT. It leads back to the entrance we came from.

 The two guards in the entrance are a bit tricky. Ambush the right one when
they are both walking away. The other may join in the fight afterwards or he
may respawn. Continue to the north regardless, past the lasers and get the
treasure behind the statue. Enter the northern door and everything from here
on in will be brand new...


 1ST EXHIBITION ROOM
 -------------------

 The door to the left is locked, so head right and continue forward past
the lasers to find your first safe room.


 o FAST TRAVEL UNLOCKED: 1ST EXHIBITION ROOM
 
 
 Save and heal up, the head back.
 
 Right in front of you to the right is an [_ART PIECE_]. Nab it and kill the
enemy around the corner. To the right is a CHEST with a [_STRAW DOLL_]. Go east
now (this place is like a maze) and turn the right corner. Go STRAIGHT now and
kill the guard, the follow the turning path for an [_ART PIECE_]. Take the other
path now and fight another guard (beware the bird's MUDO / Instant Death attack)
then continue on, taking out the next guard on the right.
 
 Be sure to go all the way LEFT/WEST and south here to find a CHEST. This one
has a [_MUSCLE ANKLET_] (give it to Ryuji if he isn't wearing one already). We
can head north now and take on the guard here.

 Head west into the hallway and south. Keep going south and you'll find some
[_ART PIECE x2_] on your way to unlock the door we saw earlier. Open it up and
head north now. Left of the stairs is another [_ART PIECE_] so nab it and head
up, which leads to...
 

 2ND EXHIBITION ROOM
 -------------------
 
 
 Nab the [_ART PIECE_] on the left and you'll come to a door we can't open
up. Head inward now and... oh, sparkles! Examine the Golden Vase and move
past it for a scene. Morgana will trip security. Jesus...
 
 
 We have to break them all out, one by one. There's some objectives here,
but they are bothersome and this is easy enough. Once you regain control,
look around for a place you can jump up to. Follow the ledge to where the
guard is patrolling. Look on the wall nearby for a switch. You want to jump
down and hit it to release Ann.

 Go meet up with here and take out that guard (he'll disappear if we don't
take him out now). Jump up and go back to the ledge again, then follow it
ALL the way around. Jump down and use Third Eye to see a blue suspicious
painting. Examine it and hit the button, then meet up with Ryuji.

 Now, Morgana is going to be a bit more involved. What you want to do is to
look around for a VENT nearby. You have to jump up to it. Do so and crawl
through the vent. You'll be in the security room. Interact with the computer
to see you need a password. Head outside and you'll get it automatically...
Be sure to kill the guard as well, as he disappears if you don't...


 Go back and use the computer to release Morgana, then meet up with him.
There'll be a scene here where you'll need to chase down a GEM and attack it.
BE SURE to attack it. You will face a "Level 10 Regent" here... or as Morgana
will call it soon a "Treasure Demon".

 It is weak to NUKE damage, but we don't exactly have that, so if you can
use "Lucky Punch" with either your Persona or Morgana's (if you have either)
and pray for a critical so you can go all out. It is worth a LOT of money and
EXP if you can kill it. Use your HIGH DMG HP ATTACKS if you can't do that and
pray you get a critical either way.


 If you can't get him, don't worry too much. Not the end of the world. We can
get him later. We get a tutorial here as well:
 

       TUTORIAL - TREASURE DEMONS:
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 | 
 |  Breakable objects may contain Treasure Demons, especially when the
 |  security level is HIGH. Defeating one will grant you a lot of
 |  experience points.
 |
 |  If you can convince one to become one of your Personas, you can use
 |  it as fusion material. However, a Treasure Demon cannot be used in
 |  battle.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
 Head forward after the fight and get the [_ART PIECE_]. Jump up on the ledge
you find after that (there are lasers up ahead) and look at the drawing on the
floor. An illusion. Drop down with the guard isn't looking and take him out.
Be sure to explore the two bathrooms here: one has an [_ART PIECE_] and the
other has a CHEST with an [_ICE RING_].
 
 Continue on past the lasers and go right when you can. Nab the [_ART PIECE_]
here and enter the SAFE ROOM up ahead.

 
 o FAST TRAVEL UNLOCKED: 2ND EXHIBITION ROOM
 
 
 Well, that was easy. We don't have much left either. Head out and go straight
to nab an [_ART PIECE_] and then continue to a big room. There are guards up
ahead to the west... curator guards. Heh. Use the corners here and BE PATIENT
and kill them both.

 Once they are dead, go back and up the stairs you passed. There's two turn
off points here. The top one has a CHEST with some [_PHYSICAL OINTMENT_] in
it. The turn a bit lower has an [_ART PIECE_] (I got a treasure demon, but it
is totally random).

 Head back down to the lower hallway and continue onward. At the corner, stop
and look to the RIGHT for an [_ART PIECE_], and nab the second [_ART PIECE_]
against the far wall.
 
 Continue into next room up north, and you'll be ambushed. Well, not
physically but environmentally anyways. Not to worry, use the pillars here
and kill the guards. Note the one who is TOUGH with the red aura. This enemy
is guarding a CHEST, and is indeed tough, having FIVE ONMORAKI. Use bullets
against them for an easy time, and claim the chest afterwards for your prize:
some [_EXORCISM WATER_].

 Once that is done, look around the pillars for a painting that is a blue
color. Like before, this painting is hiding a switch, so interact with it
and the trap with withdraw. Take the doors out of here to the next area...

  
  
  CENTRAL GARDEN
  --------------
  
 Head forward here and we'll be FORCED to go north. Head north for the
scenes and MOrgana will come up with an idea based on that door (remember
the one he saw in the Shack?).

 DESPITE what Morgana says, DO NOT go back. Head south first and explore
the hallway they wouldn't let us earlier for a Safe Room!

 
 o FAST TRAVEL UNLOCKED: CENTRAL GARDEN
 
 
 NOW we can leave, but we got a new sub objective as well, which we'll be
forced to do on another day...

 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Disable the security system
 
 
 At the entrance to the area, go register your Personas. Also, for the sake
of our CONFIDANT LEVELING, make SURE you have the following Personas in your
inventory (one of each - doesn't matter who):


 o  DEATH
 o  LOVERS
 o  CHARIOT
 o  HIEROPHANT
 
 
 We should also be a high enough level to GUARANTEE that we can make the
Strength Confidant the twins wanted. It may cost you some coin, but if you
fuse BERITH x APSARAS you will get JACK FROST. Even better, with the (small)
Magician Bonus we have, he will level up and learn Mabufu, which means you
can turn him into the wardens right now (which you should):
 
 

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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
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 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: TWIN WARDENS                                                   |
 |                                                                            |
 |  STRENGTH ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 1)                                         |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: GROUP GUILLOTINE                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Allows you to fuse three Personas to create powerful         |
 |               new ones.                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
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 Our next task is to bring them a SHIISAA with the skill FREI. Don't worry
about this until level 22+ though. I'll remind you when it's time to look into
turning it in!

 For now, here's our Infiltration Log:

 
 INFILTRATION LOG:
 -----------------
 
 o Infiltrated the Museum               o Found proof of the rumors
 
 o Infiltrated 1st Exhibition Room      o Found a Safe Room
 
 o Infiltrated 2nd Exhibition Room      o Cleared infrared laser trap
 
 o Found a Safe Room                    o Found the Central Garden

 o Found a Safe Room
 

 Once we're out, Morgana will share the plan to open the door in the palace,
but it involves Ann agreeing to model, um... nude. Hehe...


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Change Madarame's cognition
 
 
 We'll be back home at Leblancs. BEFORE you go to bed, go see the TV at the
bar, as it has a question for you (which is a chance to increase your stats):


 o QUESTION: Which of the two would be considered a case of bodily harm!?
             You be the judge!
 
 o ANSWER: Using noise to cause distress.
 

 You'll gain [_KNOWLEDGE +1_] for the right answer. That's all we have for
today, so go ahead and go to sleep now.

 
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 MAY 20TH (FRIDAY 5/20)
 ----------------------

 Grades are out today! How did yo do? If you're at Knowledge Rank 1, probably
not so good. Nothing major lost though. We'll get it higher in time, trust me.

 We'll get a text from Ryuji about our Confidant Link, and after that we'll
automatically put Morgana and Ann's plan into action today.

 The scenes here are pretty funny. I like all the clothes. Definitely a bit
of overkill, but funny. Enjoy all of the scenes and soon we'll be witnessing
the result of Ann and Morgana's plan in the Metaverse...


 MADARAME'S PALACE
 ----------------- 

 o OBJECTIVE: Disable the security system
 
  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Head beyond the courtyard
  

 CENTRAL GARDEN
 -------------- 
 
 Morgana will deliver on his word and soon the barrier will be down. Head
forward to reach a new area...


 TREASURE HALL LOUNGE
 --------------------
 
 We are FORCED to fight a monster up ahead. Just Ryuji and Akira. This isn't
too bad actually: just buff up Ryuji and debuff the Sphinx if you can, then
wail away on it. It should fall in 3-4 hits. Keep your health up above 70-80
HP and you'll be ok.


 We'll get a scene in the real world after the fight. Revealing! Enjoy them!
 
 After that, we'll be back in the palace. Head forward and look to the right
for an [_ART PIECE_]. After that, ignore the door here and go straight ahead,
as the right corner has another [_ART PIECE_]. We can't go forward any further
than that though...

 Go back to the security room and interact with the middle console to undo
the security in the courtyard. Head back to that courtyard now for some more
scenes. 

 These scenes get CRAZY as Yusuke falls into the palace with Ann and Morgana
since he was chasing them. Yeah... this has to be a shock...


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Escape the Palace
 
 
 Head back towards the exit whenever you gain some control and you will have
some scenes with Yusuke as he sees what is happening. As you keep going, we'll
get some more scenes as we FINALLY meed "Shadow Madarame". These upcoming
scenes give me goosebumps... so good.


 Let's bring him justice...
 
 
 This next fight is against Madarame's henchmen of course. We'll be fighting
one "EMBITTERED BLACKSMITH" and four "FOOLISH MONKS". These monks are all
weak to Ice / Bufu, which just happens to be what Yusuke excels in, so that's
half the fight in the bag. Lay into the blacksmith with Giant Slice and wipe
up anyone who remains, hitting the blacksmith with physical attacks until it
is over.


 You'll get a scene afterwards of course, as Yusuke admits everything to you
(no need to hold back now) and learns who you are. He will join his cause to
ours. Excellent!


 We'll be back home soon after that. Remember, we need to force the change
of heart to happen BEFORE June 2nd... so we've got time. That's good. We are
going to do some social stuff before going back in again.

 Head to sleep again as Morgana won't let us do anything else... typical...
 
 
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 MAY 21ST (SATURDAY 5/21)
 ------------------------

 Sweet! We get a seat on the train!! Reading time! Choose to finish the book
you are working on as we'll get a nice bonus:
 
 
 o BOOK FINISH: THE ALLURING DANCER (COMPLETE!)
 
 
 This comes with a whopping [_CHARM +3_]. Very nice! At school we'll also
get a question to answer:


 o QUESTION: What is the name of this ratio that Japanese architects and
             artists have liked using?
 
 o ANSWER: The silver ratio
 
 
 Answer correctly for a bump of [_KNOWLEDGE +1_].
 
 Once school is done, head to the library and return "The Alluring Dancer".
Go ahead and borrow "The Gallant Rogue", which is a new book to the library
based on Yusuke's Persona...

 Also, make sure you have a BIO NUTRIENT. If you remember, it is bought from
the plan shot in the Underground Mall.


 After getting all of that business done, let's spend some time with Ann. She
is in the Underground Mall, conveniently enough. Talk with her and she'll also
unlock a new hangout location: the "Inokashira Park" destination.


 So... this hang out is... odd. Ann will want you to talk bad to her so she
can power through it. Yeah... Well, let's play along. Say "You're... unique"
when you get to it, followed by "You're a hard worker". Next up say "Can we
stop yet?".


 (-NOTE-) Do NOT  say "I love you"... I had to replay a good chunk of game
          thanks to that...
          

 Next up try "This won't help your heart" (any choice is good) then tell her
"You're right". We'll be interrupted by her model work after that. Here ask
her "Has that happened to you?", then be sure to pick "That freedom sounds
nice" to end it off.


 We'll get a rank up after all of this...



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: ANN TAKAMAKI                                                   |
 |                                                                            |
 |  LOVERS ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 3)                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: FOLLOW UP                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance to perform a follow-up attack if Joker's attack       |
 |               does not down the enemy.                                     |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 That Follow Up ability is nice. We got TWICE the chance now with her AND
Ryuji having it.


 We'll be back home after that. BE SURE TO FEED YOUR PLANT for the free
[_KINDNESS +2_] boost. After that, go back downstairs and spend some time
with Sojiro (make SURE you have the Hierophant Persona). We won't rank up
this time, but it will set us up for later.

 
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 MAY 22ND (SUNDAY 5/22)
 ----------------------

 Whee! It's a free day!
 
 Hit up the SHOPPING CHANNEL. Today they are offering something crazy:
[_ADHESIVE BANDAGE x50_]. Each one restores 20 HP, so they are good for
quick HP fixes. Worth it. Order them all for 1980 Yen.


 Next up, visit the Underground Walkway to get our JUICE on. You know the
deal: pay up 5,000 Yen and we'll get the "Onsen Aojiru" this time. Drink it
to get a [_KINDNESS +1_] boost.
 
 Now we're going to go hand out with Takemi (she invited us via IM after all).
Takemi will tell us the girl's been visiting her. Heh. Say "They trust you"
when you have a chance and after that she'll tell you what happened for her
to have become an outcast. Wow...
 
 Say "I had no idea" next. She'll tell you what you're a guinea pig for next,
so say "That's good" when she does. After that, we'll have a rank up:
 
 

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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: BACK-ALLEY DOCTOR                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 |  DEATH ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 5)                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: IMMUNIZATION                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Adds support items to the inventory at the clinic.           |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 We get [_GUTS +1_] like usual as well... yay! This rank also unlocks 
ACCESSORIES in Takemi's shop. Check them out below:
 
 
 
 .—————————————————————————————.
(   - TAKEMI MEDICAL CLINIC -   )______________________________________________
 `—————————————————————————————´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯

                               -$-   Items   -$-
                               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 Recov-R: 50mg                800 Yen        Alert Capsule               800 Yen
 Recov-R: 100mg             1,600 Yen        Revivadrin                1,800 Yen
 Nohar-M                      500 Yen        Healing IV                1,800 Yen
 Relax Gel                    900 Yen        Takemedic                 3,400 Yen
 
 Takemedic-All              1,600 Yen        Kajaclear-R               3,800 Yen
 Takemedic-All V            3,600 Yen        Kundaclear-R              3,800 Yen
 Takemedic-All Z            8,400 Yen        Life Ointment             6,400 Yen
 Rejuvenating IV            3,600 Yen


                             -$-   Accessories   -$-
                             ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 Regen Patch 1             30,000 Yen        SP Adhesive 1            40,000 Yen
 Regen Patch 2             60,000 Yen        SP Adhesive 2            80,000 Yen
 Regen Patch 3             90,000 Yen        SP Adhesive 3           100,000 Yen
 Hot Compress              20,000 Yen        Grudge Gauze             20,000 Yen
 Thought Gauze             20,000 Yen
 
 
 (-NOTE-) I would recommend putting off buying ANYTHING until the Rank 7
          discount kicks in (this is talking about the new accessories list,
          of course). But man... that SP Adhesive... drool....
          

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 For the night, we'll get an IM from Yoshida. We're close to ranking up with
him as well, so go ahead and go meet with him.

 He'll do a short speech. After the speech, go ahead and choose "I want to
improve my speech" here and then "One with Conviction" next. Finish with "That
was helpful" and we will rank up after that:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: MAN OF THE PEOPLE                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 |  SUN ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 2)                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: DIPLOMACY                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Occasionally ask for more money or items during              |
 |               negotiations.                                                |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 We also get a HUGE [_CHARM +3_] bump for the rank up. What a win!

 
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 MAY 23RD (MONDAY 5/23)
 ----------------------

 Yusuke will ask us about the Palace today. So much worrying! We'll get a
question at school today:


 o QUESTION: Well, your number's up. The root words of synesthesia are "syn"
             and "aisthesis". What do they mean?
 
 o ANSWER: "Together" and "senses".
 

 As usual, answer correctly for [_KNOWLEDGE +1_].
 
 
 After school, and as lame as this sounds, go to Shibuya Central Street and
work at the Convenience Store job. We need it to unlock a mementos sidequest,
although that will take three shifts to do. The third one isn't for awhile
though.

 
 In case you forgot, it is in the back of the area. It is the "777 TRIPLE
SEVEN" store, with the "24" hour icon on the map. For working here, we will
get around 2,800 yen. One shift down...


 We'll be back home afterwards. We'll get our bandages from the shopping
channel. While we're at it, be sure to go buy SP drinks from the cheap machine
by the bath house, then let's go take a bath (it's monday) for a very nice
[_CHARM +3_] bump. We're getting close to leveling that up, I can feel it in
my bones!
 
 
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 MAY 24TH (TUESDAY 5/24)
 -----------------------

 We'll get a seat on the train today! Love it! Good thing we got that new
book, right!?


 o BOOK PROGRESS: THE GALLANT ROGUE (1/2 TABS)
 
 
 After school, Ann will want to hang out. Go ahead and meet her and hang out
today (the treasure can wait a bit). We'll automatically go to the park from
last time.

 Here we can get five PERFECT responses. On the first one, pick "I know what
you mean". She'll be happy with that and relates with us. She'll share how
she met Shiho as well, but here say "That's hilarious". Heh...

 After that, she will bring up the female thief from the anime... here pick
"Tell me" to learn that she... she's going to learn from villains. This will
go over well, but say "Good idea" for the brownie points regardless and...
she's a dunce... but say "Good luck with that"...


 I wonder if she's scaring away dates at this point.... as in YOU, the reader
of this... you want to go out with her at this point? Heh... we'll rank up
at least:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: ANN TAKAMAKI                                                   |
 |                                                                            |
 |  LOVERS ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 4)                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 At night, go ahead and earn some brownie points with Sojiro. We can't hang
out with him, but we can make coffee for some guaranteed points with him (two)
and some coffee trivia. Heh...

 We'll get some [_LEBLANC COFFEE_] as well, which is always nice...


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 MAY 25TH (WEDNESDAY 5/25)
 -------------------------

 After being bothered a bit, we'll cut to STRAIGHT after school. Nice...
 
 Go ahead and hang out with Takemi when she asks.... Once you get there, pick
"You seem annoyed" after the handkerchief scene. After that, pick "You ARE a
genius", then when she denies it, tell her "It suits you".


 All of this will rank us up:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: BACK-ALLEY DOCTOR                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 |  DEATH ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 6)                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'


 
 We'll also gain [_GUTS +1_] like usual.


 We'll head home afterwards, but we'll get a call from Ryuji. Agree to go
with him right now and you'll unlock a new hangout spot: the "Tsukishima Monja"
location. Sweet.

 Here we'll see two teachers talking to each other while Ryuji hides out in
the bathroom. Hah, this is too much. Listen in though and you'll uncover the
plot on the track team... just wow... are all the teachers at Shujin just
utter dirtbags?


 Once we can finally pick a dialog option, pick "Let's talk to Takeishi" when
Ryuji gets back. Then after his speech, pick "I think it's cool, Ryuji". All
of this will lead to a rank up:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: RYUJI SAKAMOTO                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CHARIOT ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 7)                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: INSTA-KILL                                                   |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance to instantly win a battle after a successful          |
 |               ambush.                                                      |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 Wow, that skill has potential, huh?!?!? We'll be moving on to the next day
shortly afterwards...

 
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 MAY 26TH (THURSDAY 5/26)
 ------------------------

 After the train ride and hint about Yoshida, we'll get a question at school.
 

 o QUESTION: What was the name of the other famous novel that Sherlock
             Holmes appeared in?
 
 o ANSWER: "Arsene Lupin, Gentleman Burglar".
 

 As always, answer correctly for [_KNOWLEDGE +1_]. Man, I just happen to love
all of the old Sherlock Holmes novels. Oh, this knowledge bump should also
FINALLY push us up and over the rank 2 hump:


 o KNOWLEDGE RANK UP! (KNOWLEDGE RANK 2: LEARNED)


 After school, Ann will ask to hang out with us. Go ahead and agree to meet
with her. She'll mention hanging out before seeing Shiho. When she mentions
the crepes, tell her to "Give it up" and she'll be bummed, but appreciative.
Soon we'll be interrupted by her model agency and she'll tell us to go with
her as she fills in. Hmmm...

 Watch the scenes here as things just... turn out so bad. An airhead gets
played like a fiddle it seems. Pick "She's amazing, huh..." when you finally
get a chance to talk. Pick "It had grace..." after that.

 The discussion will turn to fake crying after that, so pick "So how do you
do it?" after that. She'll share with you, but, uh... pick "I mean, that's why
it's "fake."" after that. Someone, Ann turns this all around and uses it for
motivation, which is amazing:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: ANN TAKAMAKI                                                   |
 |                                                                            |
 |  LOVERS ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 5)                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: CROCODILE TEARS                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance to force enemies to ask for less during               |
 |               negotiations.                                                |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 Wow, that ability is just very fitting...
 
 We'll be back hom soon after that. There's another QUIZ on TV tonight, so
be sure to check it out:


 o QUESTION: Which one is right? You be the judge!
 
 o ANSWER: "Queen" of evidence.
 
 
 You'll get a  [_KNOWLEDGE +1_] boost. After that, head to the bath house as
it is Thursday and we'll bet a nice [_CHARM +3_] bonus. Sweet!

 
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 MAY 27TH (FRIDAY 5/27)
 ----------------------

 Today is the day we're going to finish Madarame Palace. It will be one push
and we'll get all the way to the treasure (which isn't hard to do). Once you
are free, go to the hideout and choose to "Head to the Palace".


 (-NOTE-) You can go buy stuff before you head out, if you wish. I did end
          up equipping Yusuke, as I plan to take him to the final battle with
          me...


 We'll get a scene here where Yusuke will get a nickname. I happen to like
"Fox" really. We'll also end up getting a party organization tutorial as we
now have five party members...



       TUTORIAL - PARTY ORGANIZATION:
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 | 
 |  To change party members, speak with your teammates at the Palace
 |  entrance. You can also press the TRIANGLE Button and select STATS
 |  from the menu.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
 Choose who you want to go with you. He have some new objectives as well...
 

 o OBJECTIVE: Steal Madarame's heart
 
  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Find the Treasure's location
  
  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Head beyond the courtyard
  


 (-NOTE-) I recommend starting at the beginning of the area. You can get
          all of the treasure that was here before... or, well, most of
          it anyways. Save on SP and use physical attacks in the beginning
          parts. You should be around level 15-16, so these first few enemy
          types are definitely too easy...

          Make your way to Central Garden safe room when you are ready. I
          will be picking up the guide from there...


 CENTRAL GARDEN
 --------------

 Head north to the courtyard for a short scene, then push on to the north.
We'll be in the Treasure Hall Lounge shortly.


 
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 (-NOTE-) Here is the REVISED list for Madarame Palace. This will cover the
          newer Persona's you are about to discover. This doesn't include the
          couple of higher level Persona's that you can't recruit though
          (unless you just REALLY grinded for EXP before this dungeon). Just
          remember that the SPHINX is weak to FIRE and the tall tower mini
          boss absorbs physical attacks.


 
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|/\| MADARAME PALACE - PERSONA NEGOTIATION GUIDE |                           __
|\/|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|\/|
|/\| Negotiating with the different enemies and gaining new PERSONAS is     |/\|
|\/| vital to survival. Reference this list when you are trying to gain     |\/|
|/\| a new PERSONA for a MUCH easier time.                                  |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| We'll go through each PERSONA here below, using their real names:      |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/| o MOKOI                                                                |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   WEAK TO: WIND                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   TALK: "I never bleed or cry" / "Nobody, really"                      |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| o HUA PO (Girl of the Hanging Tree)                                    |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   WEAK TO: GUN                                                         |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   TALK: "You look young" / "I'm busy" / "Don't lie to me"              |/\|
|\/|         "It's only bad if I get caught"                                |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| o KOROPOKGURU (Leafy Old Man)                                          |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   WEAK TO: FIRE                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   TALK: "What kind of girl is she?" / "I don't have any"               |/\|
|\/|         "This is true" / "Aren't you scared?"                          |\/|
|/\|         "I want to be a kid forever" / "You tempt people"              |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/| o APSARAS (Waterside Nymph)                                            |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   WEAK TO: ELECTRICITY                                                 |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   TALK: "???" / "I'm always so busy there" / "I'm always alone"        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| o ONMORAKI (Corpse Bird)                                               |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   WEAK TO: GUN                                                         |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   TALK: "How should I know?" / "Later" / "Dating's not important"      |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|/\| o JACK FROST                                                           |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   WEAK TO: FIRE                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   TALK: "???" / "???"                                                  |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/| o INUGAMI (Possessing Ghost Dog)                                       |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   WEAK TO: WIND                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   TALK: "I'm younger than you" / "I will housebreak you"               |\/|
|/\|         "I want to get stronger" / "Humans are powerful"               |/\|
|\/|         "Sorry about that" / "I'm not that young"                      |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| o KOPPA TENGU (Foolish Monk)                                           |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   WEAK TO: ICE                                                         |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   TALK: "Loud talkers..." / "Nah, you totally won"                     |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/| o MAKAMI (Hunting Wolf Spirit)                                         |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   WEAK TO: LIGHTNING                                                   |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   TALK: "I'm younger than you" / "I never lie"                         |\/|
|/\|         "I want to get stronger" / "Humans are powerful"               |/\|
|\/|         "I want girls to like me" / "I will housebreak you"            |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
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 TREASURE HALL LOUNGE
 --------------------
 
 Kill the patrolling enemy here and continue. Nab the treasure in this room
as well (it should be back as well) and kill the next guard. When you get up
to the hallway we couldn't pass before, you'll get the [_MUSEUM BROCHURE 2_].
This place seems shorter, huh? An illusion?

 
 Continue forward and go LEFT first. There's an [_ART PIECE_] over here and
in the very back a locked door and a locked CHEST.

 If you can, open this one up for a [_WIND RING_], a [_PEARL_] and finally a
[_SNUFF SOUL_].


 Go back now and take the east path. The north cubby is a dead end but at
the far corner is an [_ART PIECE_]. Nab it and head north. The east hallway
is trapped, but try to go down it to turn on the lasers. Go west now and in
the nearby room are some monsters. It's a bit tricky, but you can ambush both
of them and then nab a CHEST for some [_SACRAMENTAL BREAD_].

 Head through the north door. The way east is blocked, but you can jump up
on the northern ledges here for an [_ART PIECE_]. The southern ledges have
nothing. Continue west to a BIG room with lasers and enemies.

 This looks intimidating, but it is easy. Head SOUTH and SLIDE under the
laser when the guard walks south. From there just follow the south path and
ambush the guard when you can. Do the same for the north guard and then the
remaining guard (you can use the slide when the last guard goes south, just
like the first one, but be faster).

 Check the southwest cubby here for a CHEST with a [_HIRANYA_] in it. Go
back and follow the western wall north, jumping the laser and looking into
the left room to see a security room. We need to get to it. Head east to check
the GIANT painting on the north wall for a scene... I'm getting some "Portrait
of Ruin" flashbacks....


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Check the giant painting
 
 
 Go ahead and enter the painting. Go left when you can and then continue left
once you're able. Lots of dialog for a linear path. Use THIRD EYE if you wish
but this is easy. Emerge and you'll get some more dialog, then an [_ART PIECE_]
up ahead by a vent.

 The vent is also very linear. Enter it and make your way to the other side,
where there's a CHEST to the right with a [_ZODIAC CHARM_] inside (gives us
some extra luck). Open the door nearby for a shortcut, which we'll use in a
bit, then head north to fight the (UNAVOIDABLE) Mini-Boss. He's a pain, but
get healed up and make sure everyone has some SP...


 MINI BOSS: BRINGER OF MISFORTUNE

  This guy isn't particularly hard, just a pain as he BLOCKS physical damage.
 Don't even waste a turn: just pelt him with elemental magic until he falls.
 Heal whenever someone takes a hit and have Ann put Attack Down on him if he
 ever buffs himself with Attack Up. Do that and he'll fall in no time.
 
 He will also drop the [_MEDIA SKILL CARD_].


       TUTORIAL - SKILL CARDS:
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 | 
 |  A skill card is a special type of item used to teach one of your
 |  Personas a particular skill.
 |
 |  These cards can only be used on Personas Akira currently has in stock.
 |  The card will be consumed upon use, so employ them wisely.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 Head past him and on the right side you can find a LOCKED CHEST. This one
has a [_BOLD EYEPATCH] in it, an [_AMETHYST_] and a [_STRAW DOLL_].

 On the left wall, you can find an [_ART PIECE_]. Enter the security room and
try to interact with the console. Damn... we need a password. Bah, head back
and out the door you unlocked, then forward to the guards. Listen to them
talk about Madarame's Feet for a hint...

 Kill them off and go east and south to the Madarame Statue. Examine it for
a scene and hint, then pick out the password (it should be 1120). Go back and
use it to unlock security on the floor...

 From here, you want to go all the way right into the far right room. Go past
the laser hallway for that [_ART PIECE_] and then open up the door to the
northwest just to fill out the map. The door to the north should be next as
it is a Safe Room and some much needed quick travel shortcut goodness!
 

 o FAST TRAVEL UNLOCKED: TREASURE HALL


 You should be good to go still, even after that mini boss. Heal up if you
need to, SAVE, and exit, taking the door on the right to continue.


 TREASURE HALL GALLERY
 ---------------------
 
 Head forward here and you'll see a bunch of GIANT paintings. It looks like
we will be moving through them again. Go RIGHT first for an [_ART PIECE_] and
a locked door. Continue down the other path to go past a door and get another
[_ART PIECE_], then drop down to the DESSERT painting. Ready for this?!


 This is a mini-puzzle, but not too hard. First go RIGHT at the Camels and
into the SHRINE. Here, go INTO the Shrine instead of right. You'll be at a
CLIFF painting. Go to the right and move towards the screen, jumping out so
you can hit a button.

 Excellent, we have a sea painting now. Go back into the cliffs. To do this
easy climb up the right side (go away from the screen, climb up twice, then
walk AWAY from the screen) to go back to the camels. We'll need to do that
climbing thing soon...

 From the Camels, go RIGHT and the at the Shrine go RIGHT. We're on the BOAT
now. Once the dialog is done, go towards the middle of the boat and jump out
of the painting. You'll be able to hit another button.

 OK, from the button go left and drop down to the Camel Painting again. Go
right to the Shrine, then INTO the Shrine to the Cliffs. Climb the cliff and
at the top go away from the screen to get to the new painting. From there you
just need to go RIGHT to exit. Puzzle solved.


 Head forward and get the [_ART PIECE_] and then kill all three of the guards
in the area. Use the sofas here to hide behind. Once they are dead, the CHEST
is yours. Open if for a [_SNUFF SOUL_]. I feel like we're doing night and day
better than the first dungeon, SP wise...


 Head down the hallway to the big room down below. Two more guards are here
to take out (use the sofa's for the far guard). There's [_ART PIECE x2_] here
as well, one on each wall. Also, note the bathrooms to the upper northeast.
HA! The bottom one has an enemy and ONLY an enemy while the top one has a
CHEST with a [_STRAW DOLL_]. Nab it and go back, heading north to leave this
area, into... a very weird area...


 ???
 ---
 
 This area is based on MC ESCHER. Crazy stairs!
 
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Traverse the twisted labyrinth
 
 
 This isn't hard though. First, go up and nab the [_ART PIECE_]. Jump down
to the left now and go north, jumping down again. Go RIGHT here to a chest
that has a [_WITCH AMULET_], then go back left. Climb up the path leading
north, take down the guard, and go into the blue door.

 This warps us up north, but the path is linear. Follow it down to another
[_ART PIECE_] and further to warp again. Continue down and you'll get a scene
by some of those paintings that influenced Yusuke (Sayuri). Just to the right
a bit is an [_ART PIECE_] and if you go south from the paintings and climb up
a level you get another [_ART PIECE_]. Loot for the win!

 The paintings are showing us which way to go, by the way. The REAL one, if
you remember, had red clothing. Examine the red one and proclaim it REAL ONE
and a gold light will appear and open a door. Follow it and go through. We
will need to do this again. This time it is the painting WITH THE BRANCH.
Find it and proclaim it the REAL ONE and the gold light will open the way
forwards once again.

 We have one last painting puzzle. Go forward past all the fakes until you
can drop WAY down. Do so, nab the [_ART PIECE_], and go to the last painting
down the stairs. Declare this one the REAL ONE (it has hair over the body,
and is red, and has branches) and the gold orb will fall DOWN. Oh boy. Go
into the blue door and then follow the path around to the golden door on the
right to head to a new area.


 Go down the stairs here and get the CHEST for a [_CRIMSON RING_], then go
into the big room. Continue on to the big doors and into the new area...


 MAIN HALL
 ---------
 
 We'll get a scene here with Madarame. Head forward to the exclamation mark
and off to the right is an [_ART PIECE_]. Approach it now for a scene. It
seems Madarame himself is guarding the treasure... along with guards and even
lasers... this is going to be hard...


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Find a way to steal the treasure
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Investigate the main hall
 
 
 For now, go west and into the SOUTHERN room for a Safe Room. Sweet:


 o FAST TRAVEL UNLOCKED: MAIN HALL


 Heal up and save, then head north and nab the [_ART PIECE_] on the left and
go into the security room. Mess with the console. Do the shutters first and
then the lasers, then the power. Only the shutters work, and we'll get into
a forced fight. Use ZIO on those dogs, by the way, and then head back to the
save room and go right to the area we unlocked (Try to capture one of those
dogs in a separate fight, by the way... they are useful).

 Head down that hallway and nab the [_ART PIECE x2_] on the way to the guard.
One is on the outcropping on the left, along with a LOCKED CHEST. This one
has a [_SAINT'S TUNIC_] and a [_PEARL_]. Saint's Tunic is a great protection
item! Equip it at once!


 Kill the guard off and nab the [_ART PIECE_] past him, going south to a
walkway with another guard. Ambush him to see it's another one of those
"Bringer of Misfortune" enemies. If you have captured a Makami, you can use
FREI against it to take it down and then just ask for money or an item for
an easy time (or you could just nuke him like the first time). Nab the
[_ART PIECE_] at the end of the walkway no matter what you do.

 Head north now and to the right is a CHEST with some [_MAGIC OINTMENT_].
Kill the guard up ahead now and enter the door straight ahead for another
Safe Room:


 o FAST TRAVEL UNLOCKED: UPPER MAIN HALL

 
 Well, that seems... awfully close. Save and heal up, then exit, as we're
almost done. Head into the nearby room for some dialog. Now climb the items
in the back and go out onto the second platform, far side (don't jump onward)
and you'll see we are ABOVE the treasure. With a crane... 

 Head back into the room and find the controls on the wall. You see what's
up, right. Hehehe... pick "Use the Darkness" here and our infiltration route
is secured. Plan is in place. Sounds like it'll be fun too...


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Send the Calling Card
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Leave the Palace


 Go ahead and exit the Palace as we're done...


 
 INFILTRATION LOG:
 -----------------
 
 o Infiltrated the Treasure Hall        o Found a Safe Room
 
 o Disarmed Treasure Hall lasers        o Got past the giant paintings
 
 o Got past the painting maze           o Infiltrated the Main Hall

 o Found a Safe Room                    o Found a Safe Room
 
 o Secured a route to the Treasure




 We'll be back at home soon afterwards. Go ahead and go to bed. Morgana
won't let us do anything else, after all...

 
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 MAY 28TH (SATURDAY 5/28)
 ------------------------

 Today we'll immediately be done with school... handy!
 
 Hang out with Takemi today, as she messages us and we're about to get that
big fat discount...
 
 While you are with her, Chief Oyamada will visit... wow... Butt in when you
can and say "This is harassment". He'll drop a real bomb after that though...
the girl she was testing is... gone.

 Cheer her up with "Don't lose hope" (I wouldn' doubt he was lying to be
quite honest...), then ask if there's "Anything I can do?". This is about
all we can do for her... we'll rank up at least:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: BACK-ALLEY DOCTOR                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 |  DEATH ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 7)                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: DISCOUNT                                                     |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Decreases the price for all items sold at the clinic.        |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 After the rank-up screen, pick "I'm glad you did" afterwards for more 
points. We'll also get [_GUTS +1_].


 (-NOTE-) To progress further with TAE TAKEMI, we have to have our CHARM
          stat at "CHARISMATIC". Which means we're put on hold with her for
          a little bit. Just FYI.
          

 We'll be at home now. Go ahead and spend time with Sojiro while you can.
We won't level up quite yet, but we're getting there (his is pretty rough...
one of the rougher ones I've seen in a Persona game...).


 Later on, we are woken up during our sleep... because Ryuji wants to go
see a movie. We'll get a tutorial here:


       TUTORIAL - MAKING PLANS FOR TOMORROW:
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 | 
 |  If you respond right away to a Confidant's invitation without putting
 |  it on hold, your relationship will deepen.
 |
 |  If you immediately respond to a message, you will be unable to accept
 |  any further invitations for tomorrow. Thing before making a commitment.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
 Here, AGREE TO GO. We haven't hit a movie this month yet and it's a good
bonding time as well. Plus it's hilarious, as you'll see soon...

 
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 MAY 29TH (SUNDAY 5/29)
 ----------------------

 Hey, it's Sunday!
 
 We'll go see the movie with Ryuji today. It's a spoof on "The Dark Knight
Rises" and is just... so good. Love the voice acting they put in here...

 For seeing the movie, we'll get a whopping [_KINDNESS +3_]. After it is
done, be sure to pick "They do" for some points with Ryuji.


 Next up, let's watch the SHOPPING CHANNEL. Today they are selling some
[_WILD CLOGS x2_] for 4,980 YEN. These are accessories that resist fear. I'm
buying them (I'm just buying EVERYTHING from the shopping channel...). ALSO,
since it is Sunday, don't forget to go to the UNDERGROUND WALKWAY! Spend that
5,000 Yen on the juice for some "Seafood Aojiru". This weird stuff is going
to give us [_KNOWLEDGE +1_].


 For the evening activity, let's go see Yoshida. He'll have a visitor shortly
into the speech, an old Diet member like he was. Pick "Yes, Mr. Yoshida told
me" when you get a chance, and once he asks what drew you in, pick "His
Speaking Skills". We don't get many points, but we do get a rank up! I'll
take it!
 


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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: MAN OF THE PEOPLE                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 |  SUN ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 3)                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: FUNDRAISING                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Allows you to ask for large amounts of money during          |
 |               negotiations.                                                |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 That's it for today... on to tomorrow!

 
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 MAY 30TH (MONDAY 5/30)
 ----------------------

 We got a seat on the train today! Sweet! Let's continue our reading!

 
 o BOOK FINISH: THE GALLANT ROGUE (COMPLETE!)
 
 
 We get a whopping [_GUTS +3_] for finishing the book, which is enough to
push us into the next rank!


 o GUTS RANK UP! (GUTS RANK 3: STAUNCH)
 
 
 Once we get to class, we'll also have a question to answer:


 o QUESTION: Who was the pirate who said that he hid his treasure in a
             certain place just before he was executed?
 
 o ANSWER: William Kidd
 
 
 Get it correct for the usual [_KNOWLEDGE +1_].
 
 
 Once school is done, head to the library and return "The Gallant Rogue".
We may as well pick up "The Great Thief" while we are here...


 Now it is time to get this Palace thing over with... if you wish, you can
buy some cheap SP drinks by the bath house and use this time to visit the
Clinic and Airsoft shop.


 (-NOTE-) With Death Rank 7, you can buy the SP Adhesive 3 for 50,000
          Yen. This is a HUGE purchase, but if you've been going through
          the Palace and getting treasure all over again (as well as doing
          all those fights), you can afford it. It gives you a WHOPPING 7 SP
          per turn. You can use this thing with weak enemies and GUARDING to
          really refill your SP. And don't forget you can swap this thing
          around to other party members as needed...
          
          
 Go ahead and meet up at the hideout, then send out the calling card...
 
 We'll be home soon. About all we can do is craft, but BE SURE TO SAVE HERE.
You can actually make up to FOUR LOCKPICKS and gain [_PROFICIENCY +3_] if you
are lucky.

 You USUALLY will get three lockpicks and proficiency +2, but you can reload
and keep going until you get the better results. It is a PAIN, trust me, but
it is worth it for the stat increase and extra lockpicks.
 
 
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 MAY 31ST (TUESDAY 5/31)
 -----------------------


 Todaay is the day we steal Madarame's Heart... the first few scenes are
fantastic. Madarame goes on full alert as we begin the operation...


 o OBJECTIVE: Steal Madarame's Heart
 
  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Steal the materialized Treasure
  
  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Head to the crane controls
  
  
 While you COULD run through the whole place again if you wished, I would
advise that you at least re-steal the high value treasures from the "Main
Hall" and "Upper Main Hall" areas. You can find Pearls and Amethyst fairly
easily and most of the enemies seem to be gone for some reason...


 Also, be sure to get any locked chests you may not have gotten last time.
Those four lockpicks we made will help a ton with that!


 Once you are ready, go to the Crane Control room, which is just by the
Upper Main Hall Safe Room. Once you interact with them, you'll put the plan
in motion and the treasure will be yours. Just go out where Morgana is to
see what he came up with. We'll have to leave after that...


  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Escape from the Palace
  
  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Look for a path to the exit


 (-NOTE-) For this upcoming BOSS FIGHT, I recommend Akira, Ryuji, Morgana
          and Yusuke. Only Yusuke if you've been leveling him and he has
          some updated gear. DEFINITELY take him if he has learned the
          skill "Vicious Strike".
          
          
 Jump to the other hanging platforms now and go out the window. We'll  have
to make our way down after that. Just follow Third Eye and jump down wherever
you see the exclamation marks and you'll soon find yourself in the courtyard.

 We'll get a scene here. Several of them, really, as there are some very big
revelations, especially for Yusuke. This all leads into a boss fight, so get
ready!



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 |              ~ BOSS ENCOUNTER: ICHIRYUSAI AZAZEL MADARAME ~                |
 |             ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                |
 |                                                                            |
 |   This fight is a battle of attrition... sort of. As you can see, we       |
 |  aren't fighting against Madarame here, we are fighting against four       |
 |  different paintings. The idea of this fight is similar to many other      |
 |  JRPG boss fights: destroy the paintings and MADARAME comes out... THEN    |
 |  you can hurt him. We'll need to do this at least twice... IF you are      |
 |  over-leveled (Level 19-ish or so...) and have all the best equipment.     |
 |  You may have to do this three times, but there's help on the third time   |
 |  should it come to that...                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |   First, let's go over the paintings and how to take them down. There's    |
 |  some key things to know here first, which in itself will help you out:    |
 |                                                                            |
 |  o Painter's Right Eye: DRAINS ELEMENTAL ATTACKS                           |
 |  o Painter's Left Eye: DRAINS ELEMENTAL ATTACKS                            |
 |  o Painter's Mouth: DRAINS PHYSICAL ATTACKS                                |
 |                                                                            |
 |   Those are the big ones (the mouth takes damage easily). Now, each of     |
 |  these  paintings can attack (see their moves below, like normal) and      |
 |  here's another kicker: these pieces can RESURRECT each other. All but     |
 |  the mouth that is... he tends to just do physical attacks, but the nose   |
 |  and eyes can resurrect the other pieces, albeit at LOW HP (low enough     |
 |  that a strong attack will re-kill them) and it takes up their turn, so    |
 |  they don't attack for that turn.                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |   Now, the gist of this fight is to take out the EYES and MOUTH as fast    |
 |  as you can. The best way to do this is to use Ryuji's "Rampage" attack    |
 |  and Yusuke's "Vicious Strike". These two moves will just devastate the    |
 |  paintings. Morgana can help here with healing duties (since he has Media  |
 |  which can be helpful) and Akira can help with buffing (put Attack Up on   |
 |  Ryuji and Yusuke if you can) as well as healing and attacking... Keep     |
 |  this pattern up until the top three paintings fall and then bombard the   |
 |  mouth with magic until Madarame comes out...                              |
 |                                                                            |
 |   Once he does, you get a free "All Out" attack but after that you get     |
 |  TWO ROUNDS to attack. Go ALL OUT on him and try to get this all done in   |
 |  two cycles. If you don't, you'll get a third cycle (of course), but it    |
 |  comes with a hook: you can send out someone to cover Madarame with PAINT  |
 |  just like his "Artist's Grace" attack. This makes ALL the Paintings weak  |
 |  to anything, so you can use a single Rampage and take them all down with  |
 |  an All Out attack, then get to Madarame and finish things.                |
 |                                                                            |
 |   And that's all there is to it, really. Keep your health up like always   |
 |  and use those tips above to take Madarame down. Check out the moves       |
 |  below as well and enjoy the fight!                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |   BOSS MOVES:                                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 | - Thunderclap: This is just a single lightning move, much like Zio.        |
 |   Just pray that it hits Ryuji and not someone weak to it... You'll        |
 |   see the eyes using this attack.                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 | - Tarukaja: This move is one you're likely familiar with. It is the        |
 |   "Attack Up" move, and the eyes usually just use this on the mouth, as    |
 |   again the mouth is a physical attacking machine. You can debuff the      |
 |   mouth if you wish, but I would just heal through the extra damage.       |
 |                                                                            |
 | - Maelstrom: This is a single-target wind move. Much like Garu. Again,     |
 |   you want someone like Akira or Morgana to take these hits ideally as     |
 |   they can get some wind resistance to help out. The eyes use this         |
 |   attack.                                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 | - Bite: This is the mouth's physical attack. What else is he going to      |
 |   do? This can do 70-80 damage fairly easily with the ATK UP spell on,     |
 |   so try and keep healed up at all times if you can.                       |
 |                                                                            |
 | - Silent Snowscape: This is a single-target ice move, much like Bufu.      |
 |   Hope and pray it doesn't hit someone weak to it, like all the element    |
 |   attacks that they eyes will use...                                       |
 |                                                                            |
 | - Rakunda: Another buff spell. This one decreases your defense. You'll     |
 |   see this a lot after the "Artist's Grace" spell, which can be a pain     |
 |   but the eyes can throw it out there randomly as well.                    |
 |                                                                            |
 | - Restore: This is the REVIVAL MOVE that I talk about up above. It will    |
 |   let the paintings revive themselves... all but the mouth, as it exists   |
 |   just to attack. Again, when the paintings use this they skip their       |
 |   attack move and the revived painting will come back at very low health,  |
 |   so don't let this move get you down!                                     |
 |                                                                            |
 | - The Artist's Grace: This attack is Madarame's special attack (and is     |
 |   usually followed by Rakunda). You will change colors here to all black,  |
 |   like you are covered in paint. What this actually does is makes you      |
 |   vulnerable to all attack types. This means that you're going to take     |
 |   MASSIVE damage. The best things you can do here are to buff up your      |
 |   defense and keep your HP topped up, and that's just for the chance to    |
 |   stay alive. It may be better to just keep attacking and killing off      |
 |   the paintings and use a REVIVAL BEAD afterwards. Up to you and what      |
 |   items you have. If the paintings are almost dead, wipe them out first.   |
 |                                                                            |
 | - Madara-Megido: This move is actually a hit-all move, but does VERY       |
 |   LOW nuke damage. I'm talking 10 damage per character. Just make sure     |
 |   your main character isn't weak to it and go full on attack.              |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 Whew, what a fight. Good chance you'll get some level-ups on this one. We'll
have to make another quick escape as the team finds out there was someone
ELSE in the Museum and tells Madarame to change his ways...


 We'll be at home soon and we'll have a talk with Morgana about who he really
is. Pick what you wish of course. He's very... imaginative, that's for sure.
We'll get an automatic rank up with him as well:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: MORGANA                                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 |  MAGICIAN ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 3)                                         |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: FOLLOW UP                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance to perform a follow-up attack if Joker's attack       |
 |               does not down the enemy.                                     |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 We'll go to sleep now, but we'll have a meeting with Igor, who is very
pleased with us. This leads to another rank up:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: PRISON MASTER                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  FOOL ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 4)                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 We've done good today! Another heart (hopefully) changed!

 
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O==<                          MONTHLY LIFE: JUNE                          >==O
    ``-.__GET UP!__________________________________________[P5-JUN]___.-´´
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 JUNE 1ST (WEDNESDAY 6/01)
 -------------------------

 Today, let's spend some time with Ryuji. We are getting close to maxing him
out, huh? Ryuji will share his plans on confronting the track team members,
as he has recorded that conversation from the teachers... Wow...
  
 After the revelations and... beating... tell Ryuji that "Things turned out
for the best" for good points, then "All I did was watch". Finally, finish
with "You weren't cool though" just to keep that friendly rivalry up and we
will get a rank up!



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: RYUJI SAKAMOTO                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CHARIOT ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 8)                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: ENDURE                                                       |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance to withstand an otherwise fatal attack with 1 HP      |
 |               remaining.                                                   |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 For our nighttime activity, let's go take that "Big Bang Burger Challenge"
we've heard about. I was hesitant on this at first, but it's different than
other Persona challenges. You'll get a tutorial about it as you enter the
burger place on CENTRAL STREET:

 
       TUTORIAL - THE BIG BANG CHALLENGE:
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 | 
 |  Taking the Big Bang Challenge will cause time to pass, but improve
 |  your GUTS. Accepting the challenge costs money.
 |
 |  The challenge is conquered if you can eat the entire Big Bang Burger.
 |  To succeed, you will need KNOWLEDGE, PROFICIENCY, and GUTS.
 |
 |  Prevail and you will receive a prize and an increase in a stat other
 |  than GUTS. Win or lose, your GUTS will always increase.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 With our Level 3 GUTS, we have this in the bag. Don't taste, just swallow!
 
 Once we win, we'll get the [_2ND MATE BADGE_] and we'll be told that new
challenges await us. Hehehe... This is a bit better than I remember previous
Persona games, that just had the one ultimate eating challenge that you needed
MAX STATS for to pass.

 We'll get a bombardment of stat points here: [_GUTS +1_], [_KNOWLEDGE +1_],
[_CHARM +1_] and even [_PROFICIENCY +1_]. Very nice! The badge that we got
is an accessory that gives +10 HP as well, by the way. That's it, so lets
head home and go to bed.
 
 
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 JUNE 2ND (THURSDAY 6/02)
 ------------------------


 Ryuji will come find us during lunchtime and will show us a "Housekeeping
Service" flyer. He's... kinda transfixed on the maid thing. Heh... Ryuji
will want to try it out and then Mishima will come in wanting in on it as
well... This is getting out of hand! Agree to help them out and this will
turn into "Operation Maidwatch". Oh wow...


 After school, head to the book store, as we're going to buy "Vague". We're
going to read this on the train soon. I actually end up buying everything.
The bookstore is on CENTRAL STREET by the way, down near the south. Here's
what they sell:


 .——————————————————————————.
(   - TAIHEIDO BOOKSTORE -   )_________________________________________________
 `——————————————————————————´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯

                               -$-   BOOKS   -$-
                               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 Weekend Parks              1,800 Yen        Vague                     1,800 Yen
 Nightlife Hotspots         1,800 Yen        Medjed Menace             1,200 Yen
 Wise Men's Words             700 Yen        Tidying the Heart           700 Yen
 Buchiko's Story              700 Yen        Playing the Game            700 Yen


 
 
 (-NOTE-) I just ended up buying everything. We have to eventually, as we
          have to read everything for a trophy. Stock up!
          
          

                                                   .——————————————————————————.
 _________________________________________________(   - TAIHEIDO BOOKSTORE -   )
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯`——————————————————————————´

 
 After that, go ahead and work the Convenience Store job. We get a bit less
money today, but that's another shift down that we needed to do.


 As you head home, you'll get a message from Mishima. He REALLY wants to go
do the operation! Before we go out to him though, check the TV for a question
and some free knowledge!

 
 o QUESTION: Which one of these statements is true? You be the judge?
 
 o ANSWER: Probation officers are unpaid.
 
 
 THIS one seems wrong to be, but pick the answer up above and you'll gain
a [_KNOWLEDGE +1_] boost.


 OK, let's go do "Operation Maidwatch" now. Go meet with Mishima and tell
him we're doing it! You'll meet up with Ryuji soon, who has a vacant apartment
that we'll be using to do this at. Which... is actually pretty smart. Go ahead
and tell him "You're a Genius, Ryuji!" for three bonus points with him.

 Go ahead and man up and do the calling yourself. Soon Ryuji and Mishima
will totally flake out on us as the maid arrives. "Becky" will introduce
herself. Watch the scenes here and pick what you will, and soon you'll learn
that "Becky" is actually your HOMEROOM TEACHER, Sadayo Kawakami. Oh wow...

 Agree not to tell for now and it'll just be a wash all around. At least
we aren't paying anything. We'll be done for the night after this, so we'll
head to bed...

 
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 JUNE 3RD (FRIDAY 6/03)
 ----------------------

 Today we get a seat to read on! Go ahead and read that "Vogue" that we bought
and we'll unlock a new hangout spot! "Takenoko Street" in Harajuku. We can
take people here and we're slowly filling out the map. Plus, that is another
book read (since it is so small!)


 o BOOK PROGRESS: VOGUE (COMPLETE!)
 
 
 After school, Morgana suggests we talk with Kawakami. Heh... She is on the
2nd Floor of Shujin Academy, in the middle walkway south of your class, and
is being drilled by Chouno. Tell her "You have another question" to clear up
Chouno's suspicions. We'll be pulled aside after that as Kawakami gives us
her personal work information... nice!


 (-NOTE-) Be sure you have a TEMPERANCE PERSONA in your lineup at this
          point! Go visit the Velvet Room if needed. Also, you may as
          well sell your TREASURE as we'll be spending some money coming
          up soon!
          
          
 Once that is done, let's spend time with Ann. She's at the Underground Mall
like usual, but we're not going to get a rank up. With the place we unlocked
though we can get a special item while getting brownie points, so agree to
hang out with her, go "Somewhere Fun" and pick "Harajuku".

 Pick "Yeah" for the first choice here and in a bit we will get a gift from
Ann: an [_IDOL POSTER_]. Not bad! We can use this on our bookcase once we
get home...


 Go ahead and do that when you get home for a Persona 4 callback! The poster
is none other than Rise-chan! Nice! Next up, let's go ahead and try calling
Kawakami. Use the YELLOW PHONE at the bar to do so (no call history) and pay
the 5,000 YEN fee.

 We'll strike a deal with Kawakami once we meet her. Pick "I was lonely" here
and she'll asses the situation and come up with the deal: we can skip class
now and then as long as our grades are OK. In return, we don't rat her out.
Sounds fair to me!


 And you know how contracts go in Persona...
 


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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: SADAYO KAWAKAMI                                                |
 |                                                                            |
 |  TEMPERANCE ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 1)                                       |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: SLACK OFF                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Allows you to perform various activities in Kawakami's       |
 |               class.                                                       |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 Perfect! Man I love this game! Hahaha...
 
 
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 JUNE 4TH (SATURDAY 6/04)
 ------------------------

 We'll get a question is class today:

 
 o QUESTION: The original blazers were named that thanks to a certain
             quality they had. Any idea what it was?
 
 o ANSWER: They were brightly colored.


 Answer correctly for [_KNOWLEDGE +1_]. Next we'll be free to do whatever
we want. Read the note below if you want a cheap recovery item, then skip
to the next paragraph.


 (-NOTE-) You can get Melon Pan and Moist Katsu Bun from the "Yon-Germain"
          Bread Shop by the Hideout Accessway. I'd buy the Melon Pan at
          least as 1,000 Yen for a FULL HP REVIVE item is really good.
          
          
 After that, let's go spend some time with Ann. She'll take us to the Diner
for this hang out. She'll share her last time with Shiho so respond with
"It seems that way" for some points. Pick "Was she working hard?" after that
to learn how hard she is working at rehab. Poor girl. Pick "It's because
you're kind" after that, then "Show her your own strength" for some good
points. We'll rank up shortly after that:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: ANN TAKAMAKI                                                   |
 |                                                                            |
 |  LOVERS ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 6)                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: HARISEN RECOVERY                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance to cure status ailments inflicted upon party          |
 |               members.                                                     |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 Sweet, that ability will help for sure.
 
 We'll be back home now, and we'll get a message from Kawakami. Let's go
ahead and call her tonight and she'll come over (which makes me wonder what
Sojiro is thinking of this!).


 Once she is cleaning, pick "It does" here and then shortly after that, pick
"Absolutely not!" after she drops character (hehe...). Ask if she needs money
after that and you'll learn it is for her little sister. Aww... Pick "I
requested you" after that so she doesn't feel bad and we'll rank up shortly
afterwards:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: SADAYO KAWAKAMI                                                |
 |                                                                            |
 |  TEMPERANCE ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 2)                                       |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 That's it for today. Tomorrow will be a memorable one as well!

 
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 JUNE 5TH (SUNDAY 6/05)
 ----------------------

 Hoooray for Sunday!
 
 
 We'll get the Madarame fallout today. Oh wow... on the big screen, too!
This ends up fairly similar to the Kamoshida event, really, although two
particular people are witnessing it on TV. We'll have to deal with them
eventually...


(-NOTE-) You will get the "Museum of Vanity Closes" Bronze Trophy for
         witnessing Madarame confess to his crimes...


 We'll get a real world scene after this, as the detective grills us even
further and presents the third target we went after in the past... this time
it's a criminal named "Junya Kaneshiro". Oh wow...


 We'll all be at our hideout, which seems... a bit too busy right now. The
cops aren't a bother, just tell them you were going out for Tea and they'll
leave you alone. Makoto though... she's all but called us out...

 Soon we'll be back at home.  Our morning is wasted, but we can still do our
normal Sunday activities. We got some objectives as well:


 o OBJECTIVE: Prove your existence to society
 
  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Prepare for the next operation


 Go ahead and check the TV here and it's all about Madarame. No shopping
channel today, which makes me sad. Head to the Underground Walkway though
and get the "Beauty Aojiru" for 5,000 Yen. It'll give us [_CHARM +1_], so
gulp it down.


 Let's meet up with Yoshida now, since he messaged us. He'll get the crowd's
scorn faster than usual today, it seems. Pick "You're annoying the audience"
here and then "What do you think?", followed by "The ex-convict has a point"
to hear Tora really step up. Ah, so good to see!

 Pick "I just spoke the truth" once the speech is over. The man will come
and thank us afterwards. Positivity all around! We'll get a rank up after
all of that:



 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: MAN OF THE PEOPLE                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 |  SUN ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 4)                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 For our rank up, we'll also get a nice bonus of [_CHARM +3_]. Very nice!
 
 
 That's it for today. We'll see a HUGE increase to our popularity, as you'll
see by the poll numbers...

 
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 JUNE 6TH (MONDAY 6/06)
 ----------------------

 Ryuji will forget that we're supposed to change clothes today. Go figure,
right? How can the guy record teachers and use vacant apartments, but forget
clothes? Sheesh!


 We'll meet up at lunch. A trip is coming up that we'll need to go on. A
TV station, huh? Hmm..

 After school, we'll get a new request from Mishima. We're getting a few
now, but not enough for my taste...


 o REQUEST RECEIVED: Sadism Is Just a Sign of Love
 
 
 After school, we'll have time to hangout with someone. Ann isn't ready for
a rank up, but we can get a new item if we hang out with her. Go pick her up
at the Underground Mall and take her to Shibuya (which is the Wilton Buffet).

 Once you are here, pick the "Sounds like a good plan" option and then we
can pig out! Or well... eat modestly! We'll get a [_CHOCO FOUNTAIN_] for
coming here though, which is good.


 For our evening activity, BE SURE to use the Bio Nutrients on the plant in
your room for a nice [_KINDNESS +2_] bonus. Sweet. Since it is Monday, go
spend some time at the Bath House after that and we'll get that [_CHARM +3_]
bonus, which is enough to rank us up!
 
 
 o CHARM RANK UP! (CHARM RANK 3: SUAVE)
 
 
 Sweet. Two stats are at three now, and only two dungeons in. Not bad! We'll
go to bed automatically afterwards.
 
 
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 JUNE 7TH (TUESDAY 6/07)
 -----------------------

 After some chatter on the train, we'll be at school and we'll a question
we have to answer:

 
 o QUESTION: What are red king crabs most biologically close to?
 
 o ANSWER: Hermit crabs.


 Wow, I actually knew that one! We'll get our [_KNOWLEDGE +1_] for the right
answer like normal. We;ll also get a text from Ryuji, who wants to hang out.
Go ahead and meet up with him and he'll take us out to eat.

 Sounds like the track team is going on their own path. Pick "Are you
satisfied now?" here and then "Don't do it" after that (which seems like an
odd thing to say, but we're in it for the points!).

 He'll start talking about us after that, so pick "I never realized that"
when you can and then "I agree" after that. We'll rank up soon after:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: RYUJI SAKAMOTO                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CHARIOT ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 9)                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: PROTECT                                                      |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance to shield Joker from an otherwise fatal attack.       |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 Oh, now THAT is a good ability. We're so close to maxing him out now, too!
Sweet! For the evening, let's buff up our knowledge a bit. Spend some time
at the DINER on Central Street and order hot coffee. This will end up giving
us a [_GUTS +1_] boost and a [_KNOWLEDGE +2_] boost. Not bad.

 
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 JUNE 8TH (WEDNESDAY 6/08)
 ------------------------

 We'll get a question at school today:

 
 o QUESTION: With the advent of the color TV, something else started
             appearing in color. Do you know what it is?
 
 o ANSWER: Dreams.


 Answer correctly for [_KNOWLEDGE +1_] like normal.
 
 At lunch, Ann will learn about what the principal and Makoto are up to.
We'll get a scene with them as well. Wow... that principal is just pathetic.
What a horrible guy...

 After a short text session, we'll be done with school.
 
 
 (-NOTE-) For some reason, I initially didn't write what to do after school
          on this day. I must be going crazy, eh? Thanks for the messages
          pointing this out, everyone!
          
          
 On this afternoon, go ahead and visit the Shibuya Diner once again and
order hot coffee. This will end up giving us a [_GUTS +1_] boost and a
[_KNOWLEDGE +2_] boost, just like yesterday.


 In the evening, hang out with Sojiro at Leblancs again. We won't rank up,
but we will the next time we spend time with him (which may not be for a bit,
but it will come). We'll advance to the next day after that.

 
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 JUNE 9TH (THURSDAY 6/09)
 ------------------------

 Today is our field trip to the TV station. We'll be roped in to helping
with the production, but pick whatever responses you like today...

 We'll also get to meet a familiar face: Goro Akechi. He's already been
seen before of course, but this is the first time we've met him face to
face.


 All of the prep work won't last all day though. We'll end up meeting
together as a team afterwards and will talk about what to do next..
After the scene with Gorl Akechi, a new hangout spot will be unlocked:
Suidobashi (Dome Town).


 Enjoy the visit even if we can't really do anything. Another hangout
point unlocked though. I'm happy with that! Onto the next day!

 
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 JUNE 10TH (FRIDAY 6/10)
 -----------------------

 Today is the day of the actual TV show. This turns out to be quite interesting
though, as Goro Akechi shares his thoughts on the Phantom Thieves AND the fact
that he's working with the Police to search for us. Oh wow...

 We'll even get in on the conversation. Pick whatever option you wish here (I
personally picked the justice one... hehe...).


 After the program, Akechi will find us and talk to us. This actually turns
into a real-world scene and then a confidant rank...



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: GORO AKECHI                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |  JUSTICE ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 1)                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 We'll be at home soon enough, even though our team is obviously affected by
the program. We get a change of objectives to prove it!
 

 o OBJECTIVE: Prove your justice to society
 
 
 For our nightly activity, call and hang out with Kawakami, with the Maid
Service. This will pay off in the end, trust me, but the 5,000 Yen cost sure
does hurt... plus we don't rank up right now, but we are virtually guaranteed
a rank later...
 
 
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 JUNE 11TH (SATURDAY 6/11)
 -------------------------

 Annoying chatter on the train today, as well as the walk to school. We
will get a question at school today:

 
 o QUESTION: Can you imagine how much gold has been excavated by humanity
             over the course of history?
 
 o ANSWER: Three Olympic-sized pools.


 We'll get our [_KNOWLEDGE +1_] boost like usual.
 
 
 After school we'll meet up with the gang and learn Yusuke is leaving the
dorms. Oh wow... where's he going to go... and of course...

 Our place...
 
 
 Well... nothing to do here except watch the scenes. There's quite a few
scenes here and at one point we'll need to go find a pot...

 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Borrow a pot
 
 
 Talk to Sojiro once you go look for a pot and he'll mention that Ann asked
him to take Yusuke in. Sounds like he's going to let it happen. Wow... makes
you wonder if he can say no to women?

 
 Enjoy the many scenes here as you all get to know each other a bit better.
Probably about time, right? Lots of good scenes. Ann won't participate in
our bath plans though. Shame... answer however you want here and in the end
go to bed as Morgana won't let us do any more...


 We'll have a visit with Igor during our dreams... which results in a rank
up, with an ability that is just VERY nice. Two extra slots! Heck yeah!



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: PRISON MASTER                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  FOOL ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 5)                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: SUPER STOCK                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Increases your Persona stock to 10 slots.                    |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 We'll move on to the next day after that...

 
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 JUNE 12TH (SUNDAY 6/12)
 -----------------------

 Makoto gets question again today, by Akechi this time. Makoto seems to be
believing in us more and more, isn't she. Heh...

 We'll also learn that Yusuke ISN'T going to be living with us. I was...
kind-of looking forward to that, actually. We'll learn some things from his
chat with Sojiro though, and the famous painting "Sayuri" will be displayed
at Leblanc from now on. Wow...


 We'll learn it all for ourselves soon enough, when we head downstairs. After
that, it is SUNDAY! Head to the Underground Walkway and buy the "Vitality
Aojiru" there. It will give us [_PROFICIENCY +1_].


 Next up, let's go visit with Ann in the Underground Mall. She sent us a
message earlier, after all, which is the sign of a rank up. Agree to hang
out with her and instead of crepe's we'll get to tag along on another shoot
it sounds like. Requested by Mika? Say "She admires you" when you hear that
(as odd as it sounds) and soon we'll unlock another hangout location: the 
"Sky Tower", or ASAKUSA. Sweet, another landmark unlocked!

 And... this time will be as bad as last time. What did she expect? Poor Ann.
We'll head back now. Pick "So she could show you up" here and after that pick
"Cheer up". Ann really doesn't need cheered up though, as much as she needed
a true rival. Finally, pick "Go get 'em, tiger" to encourage her TRYING and we
will get some points, as well as a rank up!



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: ANN TAKAMAKI                                                   |
 |                                                                            |
 |  LOVERS ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 7)                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: SEXY TECHNIQUE                                               |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance to seduce the enemy during negotiation and            |
 |               steer discussion.                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 Sweet. More help. For our evening we'll get a group text and schedule a
meeting tomorrow. Fun...

 For now, let's go hang out with Yoshida again, as he texts us here. Meet
up with him and watch the speech. The TV crew isn't interested in it, it
seems. Pick "I think so" once you get a chance and soon we'll rank up with
him!
 


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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: MAN OF THE PEOPLE                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 |  SUN ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 5)                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: MANIPULATION                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Occasionally raises the chances of an enemy giving you       |
 |               a rare item.                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 Yoshida will get a visitor and a call after that. Seems like people are now
paying more attention to him. Wow... we'll get a nice boost of [_CHARM +3_] as
we part ways.

 
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 JUNE 13TH (MONDAY 6/13)
 -----------------------

 We'll meet Akechi for a bit here, but after that we'll be in class and will
have to answer a question:

 
 o QUESTION: Paper money is issued by the Bank of Japan, but who issues
             the coins?
 
 o ANSWER: The government.
 
 
 We get [_KNOWLEDGE +1_] for this like usual. After school though, we'll be
told that the Student Council President wants to see us. Well... this should
be good...


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Head to student council room
 
 
 The student council room is up on the third floor, by the library. Easy to
find. Head up there and enter for a scene with Makoto, who will finally pull
out the big guns. Damnit, Ryuji! We really have no choice, so let's take her
to see the group...


 Watch the scenes here as Makoto Niijima will make her demands of us. We're
lucky this is all she's asking for, honestly...
 
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Fulfill Niijima-san's demands
 
 
 We'll meet with the team once Makoto is gone. Choose whatever dialog
options you wish here, but the end consensus is that we have no choice.
We'll have to investigate further to find out who our true target is. But
hey, at least we'll be helping the students being taken in at school as well.
 
 
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`---./¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯\,---'


         
 JUNE 14TH (TUESDAY 6/14)
 -----------------------

 You'll notice here that we have a two week time limit to accomplish our goal,
just like the other jobs we've done up to now. Today is mostly talking with
the team about current events, although you do get a "real world" scene that
is noteworthy. Detective Sae is shocked about Makoto being involved. Heh...
she didn't notice, huh?

 We'll also have Yusuke follow us home today. There's some dialog choices
here. I chose "What's up?", followed by "You're so hard on yourself". Once he
asks for help, pick "I'd be glad to help". This is all gearing up for Yusuke
as an upcoming confidant link, of course.


 Later on, we'll get a text from Ryuji, who's proving helpful once again
and provides us a target... "Iida-kun" from class 2-D. Very nice, something
we can work with later.


 o OBJECTIVE: Steal the mafia boss's heart
 
  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Get intel on the mafia
  
 
 For our night activity, go study at the Diner on Central Street. It is
especially good today since it is raining. Order Hot Coffee. You'll end up
getting [_GUTS +1_] and [_KNOWLEDGE +3_] (although the knowledge is a bit
segmented). That's the end of today.

 
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 JUNE 15TH (WEDNESDAY 6/15)
 -----------------------

 We'll get a seat on the train today! Yes! Go ahead and start the book we
got from the Library: "The Great Thief".

 
 o BOOK PROGRESS: THE GREAT THIEF (1/2 TABS DONE)
 
 
 Next we'll be at class (after hearing some gossip) and we'll get a text
about Iida. And another scene with the principal and Makoto. Who leaves a
kid in charge of looking into the mafia? Pathetic...

 We'll get a question after that:
 
 
 o QUESTION: What would happen if you keep washing your hair with water
             that's contaminated with metal?
 
 o ANSWER: It'll change color.
 
 
 Answer correctly for the [_KNOWLEDGE +1_] boost. Morgana's comment here
is gold, by the way. Ha!


 After class, Ann will put the plan into motion. Go eavesdrop on her and
we'll get a name slip (despite her bad acting): Nishiyama. We may as well
go find and talk to him while Ann does her thing.

 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Look for Nishiyama
 
 
 Head out of the classroom and go talk to the Newspaper Club girl (who is
out in the halllway... you've undoubtedly seen her before). Just ask her
"Where's Nishiyama?" and she'll direct you to the Library.

 Head up there (third floor, middle highway) and you'll find him on the
right. Talk to him and play it tough when it comes to dialog choices (you
have a reputation after all!). We'll learn how a man on central street is
getting students for a job (you may have run into him yourself, actually...).
This is all confirmed via a couple of texts, but we'll need to talk to Iida
futher:

 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Ask about Iida's situation
 
 
 Head back to Ann and confront Iiya about the job. Iiya will take us
somewhere quieter to talk. Tell him what he was up to and he'll tell us
everything he knows. Meh...

 Choose to "do more tomorrow" after that and we'll head back home for a text.
Pick whatever you want here, but it'll be up to us to do the job (for the
record, I voted for Ryuji). We'll get an objective tacked on here:
 
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Find intel on Central Street
 
 
 Time for a little personal time. We'll get a message from Kawakami tonight,
asking to come over. We could use the rank up, sure. Go ahead and invite her
over.


 She made us... cup noodles? Really? Sigh... go ahead and pick "Yeah, they do"
here and she'll change pretty fast after that! Ha! Pick "So I can slack off in
class" next to hear some complaining, then pick "I'll request you more often"
after that for some points.

 She'll get a call after that. More trouble with bills. Poor teach... Pick
"You have it rough" here. and soon we'll get our rank up, which comes with a
new ability:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: SADAYO KAWAKAMI                                                |
 |                                                                            |
 |  TEMPERANCE ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 3)                                       |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: HOUSEKEEPING                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Allows you to request Kawakami to make coffee or do          |
 |               laundry for you.                                             |
 |                                                                            |
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 And with that we'll also get a TUTORIAL. Haven't seen one of these in a
while, right!?
 

       TUTORIAL - HOUSEKEEPING SERVICE:
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 | 
 |  You can now hire Kawakami to help out at home by brewing coffee or
 |  doing laundry. She will help you save time.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
 
 Just as a note, this STILL incurs the 5,000 Yen fee, so keep that in mind.
It seems to me to be helpful for clothing for sure, but you can wash FOUR
things at a time, so make sure you get the most out of it.

 In order to trigger the option, you have to act like you are about to make
coffee / do laundry AND THEN you'll get the prompt to have Kawakami help you
out... for the fee.


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 JUNE 16TH (THURSDAY 6/16)
 -------------------------

 Time for us to look into how the mafia recruits people, I suppose...
 
 Head out to the "Central Street" location and you'll hear people talking
as you head forward. Sketchy, but not it. Head into the alleyway now and talk
to the Homeless Man. Tell him"I want a part-time job", and then after that
pick "Introduce me".

 Well, let's head back to the train station now (Shibuya Square) and we'll
get a text message. Makoto's in front of us, by the way. Talk to her if you
want, then go to the Underground Walkway. Head down and go right, then check
to your right for another Homeless Man. Ask him the same thing: "I want a
part-time job" and then after that pick "How do I meet them?".

 We'll get a text message once this is done. Ice and vegetables? Snow
tomorrow? These sound like code words, right? Either way, we'll get several
sub-objectives that we can check out:


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Head to Teikyu Building

 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Head to the station square

 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Head to the back alley
 
 
 So, as you can guess, a couple of these are red herrings, but are worth
seeing/hearing I think. You can head to the "Ginza Line" through the Teikyu
Building to talk to Ryuji and listen to the man near the entrance and see
how this came into play. I really liked the Ryuji scene here.

 After that you can head to the Station Square and talk to Ann. Nothing here
though, so head back to the Back Alley in Central Street after that (full
circle...). When they say "Back Alley", they actually mean the alley near the
"Protein Lovers" gem. Do that for a scene. You'll have some dialog choices
here. Pick Violence is not the answer" when you can and then "Let's follow him"
when he leaves.


 In the end, decide to meet up tomorrow for another meeting. Karaoke, huh?
Sounds like fun. We'll be home soon after that and we'll get a call from Makoto
(which impresses Sojiro... because of course it does...). After that we'll get
some time to ourselves.
 

 For our night activity, go study at the Diner on Central Street (we are doing
the same thing as the other night... just FYI, this is a copy/paste job). It is
especially good today since it is raining. Order Hot Coffee. You'll end up
getting [_GUTS +1_] and [_KNOWLEDGE +3_] (although the knowledge is a bit
segmented). That's the end of today.


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 JUNE 17TH (FRIDAY 6/17)
 -----------------------

 We have our Karaoke meeting today. Enjoy the scenes here and you'll
eventually get some dialog choices. Pick "What about the media?" to have
everyone remember that we have that reporter's card. "Ichiko Ohya" of Maiasa
Newspaper. Perhaps she can help us out? We'll send her a message automatically.
 
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Wait for Ohya to contact you
 
 
 After that is done, all that is left is to wait. We'll have time to do
something for the evening though. Tonight let's call Kawakami over again,
pushing her Confidant Link. I'll admit: this is getting expensive. Be sure
to sell any old equipment you don't need and your treasure as well. I haven't
sold any equipment (for, um... guide writing purposes), but this put me down
to about 5K Yen.

 If you are in the same boat, don't worry too much: we'll be in a Palace
soon and we can get rich once again. We'll also rank up soon with Kawakami
thanks to this.

 After a scene with Makoto (poor Makoto...) the day will come to an end.

 
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 JUNE 18TH (SATURDAY 6/18)
 -------------------------

 Today we'll get some more scenes with Makoto. She's really trying to help
students, it seems. After school, we'll also learn more about that group of
burglars that we've been hearing about. Turns out that Yusuke found a name:
Kazuya Makigami. This will lead to a new MEMENTOS Request.


 o REQUEST RECEIVED: Phaton Thieves VS Burglary Ring
 
 
 Once we've got control, you can check your messages to see we have a message
from Yusuke. Well, let's go hang out with him for the first time! Bound to be
a new Confidant Link! He hangs out in the underground walkway, just so you
know (he likes to people watch).


 Yusuke seems to be in a slump. When he asks you what to paint, pick 
"Mementos" and... yep, we'll actually go there so he can paint. This can't
be a good idea. On the next dialog option, pick "Give me your brush" and we
will soon be in a battle. Yeah, coming here wasn't a good idea at all!

 This should be an easy fight for you. Just use FIRE/AGI here and you'll be
OK. Keep your HP up, just in case, as the slimes can detonate themselves.
Just... wow...


 After the battle, Yusuke will compare us to "Theo". Say "You caught me"
here and then "Thanks" after that. Interesting point about Van Gogh here
though (Yusuke would know that...). He'll then notice the blank card that
we got earlier and decides inspiration has struck. He'll work on it for a
bit and we'll get the [_SKILL CARD: RECARM_].

 Pick "That is an awesome power" and then after Yusuke proposes our "deal",
pick "It's a deal". We'll get a real world scene after this with Sae, like
we've seen before with other new confidants, and finally our first rank of
the Emperor Arcana:



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 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: YUSUKE KITAGAWA                                                |
 |                                                                            |
 |  EMPEROR ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 1)                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: NOVICE DUPLICATION                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Allows Yusuke to use Blank Cards to duplicate                |
 |               low-rank Skill Cards.                                        |
 |                                                                            |
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 This comes along with a tutorial on skill card duplication:
 

       TUTORIAL - DUPLICATION:
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 | 
 |  You can now ask Yusuke to use his DUPLICATION ability to make you
 |  copies of skill cards.
 |
 |  To copy a skill card, give Yusuke a blank card and the card you want
 |  to copy. Both cards will be available for you to pick up the next day.
 |
 |  The blank card will be transformed to create the new skill card.
 |  Yusuke will return both the new and original cards to you.
 |
 |  Blank cards can be obtained from treasure chests in Mementos and from
 |  negotiating with Shadows. Try to find as many as you can.
 |
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  Once we get home we'll learn that the journalist has responded. She'll want
to meet us at Shinjuku, an area we've never been to before. We'll get on the
chat to learn that Ryuji will go with us, but before leaving Morgana will have
us change.

 And, of course, once we meet Ryuji he... hasn't changed. Dummy...
 
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Head to the bar in Shinjuku
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Head to the JL ticket gates
 
 
 Here you want to go straight, the right, going PAST the stairs and to the
ticket gate just past them. This unlocks a new hangout spot... SHINJUKU. Nice,
another landmark unlocked. We will have to pay a train fee of 190 Yen though,
which prompts a tutorial:


       TUTORIAL - USING THE TRAIN:
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 | 
 |  The school commuter train pass allows you to travel for free on two
 |  railway lines: Yongen-Jaya to Shibuya and Sibuya to Aoyama-Itchome.
 |
 |  You will have to pay a fare to travel outside of these areas, so be
 |  aware and make travel plans accordingly.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
  Also, the Rise poster is here! Love it!


 Once you get to Shinjuku, we'll need to make our way to the bar, which is
in the back on the right. Getting there is a chore though. Answer these scenes
however you wish as you see why Ryuji is dumb. We'll make him wait outside
eventually.


 Ichiko will meet us once we enter the bar, covering for us as she obviously
is a regular. Heh... go ahead and meet with her. Ask her "Who controls Shibuya?"
and when she asks why just say "I need intel of their boss". She'll make a deal
with us here. Pick "Are those your terms?" and then "I accept your offer".

 She will then give us the name we need... Junya Kaneshiro. Seems like Mishima
is going to be helpful after all. And thanks to the "real world" scenes we've
seen, this seems like the right name!


 Once you leave you'll get a text from Ryuji. Head south to meet up with him.
On our way out though, we'll get an amusing scene. Seems like Ryuji is popular.
Say what you wish here (although I picked "Show them your inner man"). Heh...
We will head back automatically after that.
 

 And, as is our life here so far, we are forced to sleep. Good night!
 
 
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 JUNE 19TH (SUNDAY 6/19)
 -----------------------

 We'll meet up with the gang here to discuss Kaneshiro. We know the name,
now we need the Palace and the location. When it comes to the palace, you
will be able to guess soon. Pick "A Bank" when you get a chance. A hit!

 Well then! But... where? The group will figure it out eventually, but it
seems a bit big to be real. We'll see for ourself soon as the scene changes.

 Hahaha! Walking ATMs. We should find the "Bank" though. We'll regain control
soon though, with some objectives:


 o OBJECTIVE: Find Kaneshiro's Bank
 
  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Investigate the City
  
  
 Head forward here and talk to the ATM on the left. Ask what happened, but
you don't get any good response. Continue on to the north and you'll see
some scenes. We'll have to head back to the station after that. A new ATM is
near the far south. Ask it about Kaneshiro and you'll see where his Palace
is at... oh wow...

  
 Once we get home, we'll get a text from Ohya. She will warn us about
Kaneshiro, fearing for our safety. That's nice of her. Morgana will also
remind us it is SUNDAY, and the shopping channel is on. We WILL NOT be able
to buy juice from the Underground Walkway, however. Real bummer!

 Turn on the TV and you can buy [_MENTAL FLOSS x20_] for 1,980 Yen. This
item cures the "Forget" status. Up to you if you want it or not (you already
know I'm buying everything).


 After we go to bed, we'll get another heart-breaking scene with Makoto.
Ugh, right in the feels...

 
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 JUNE 20TH (MONDAY 6/20)
 -----------------------

 We'll be at the hideout at the start of the day, discussing our issue of
how to reach the palace. Makoto will stop by and talk with us. After some
flashbacks, pick  "Something like that" and she'll leave, stating she will
help us meet Kaneshiro.


 Watch the scenes as she tries to get us info on where Kaneshiro is... Oh
wow, she's taking things overboard, isn't she? This really isn't good. Watch
the scenes here as the crafty Kaneshiro uses the situation to blackmail us
and put a drop-dead deadline on us. On the other hand, Makoto has really
thrown her lot in with ours...


 We'll end up taking her to the Metaverse, now that she's a "Customer" of
the bank. And sure enough, they let us in. Looks like we have our access
point...



 KANESHIRO PALACE
 ----------------
 
 Makoto will accompany us as we're determined to find Kaneshiro here. I
would bring in MORGANA here, simply for his Media Skill. Also, I would
leave Ann out for now. Just FYI.


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Search for the mafia boss
 
 
 Head into the bank for a scene. The guards will let us in on Kaneshiro's
orders, but advise us to ONLY go to the right. Heh...


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Find the Reception Room
 
 
 Well, we literally cannot go anywhere else. Even if you try, you'll just
be moved back (why are we listening to these guys?). We'll end up heading
to the right and into the room they make us go into.


 Watch the scenes here as we go from dealing, to fighting. Ugh...


 We'll be fighting two "Chivalrous Guards" here. They are strong against
physical and gun attacks, so use elemental attacks. They also LOVE to use
"Rampage", so use Morgana and heal everyone as needed (this actually comes
in really handy here). Keep this up for the second round of guards as well.
On the third round of fights, we'll decide it is time to flee... probably a
good idea...


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Escape from the Palace
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Head to the entrance


 As you get out to the entrance, we'll see some scenes. We'll get another
awakening here. Oh man... super cool. We'll end up getting into a fight
afterwards. This time it is against a "Floodbringer Demon" and two of those
"Chivalrous Guards".


 Here, you want to use Magrei with Makoto over and over. You can get in two
rounds as the Floodbringer Demon is weak to this move. Makoto has excellent
healing as well. For the battle, you know what the guards do, but the demon
likes to use Mabufu, which is why I didn't recommend Ann earlier.

 Keep the healing up and abuse Mafrei and this fight should be in the bag.
Focus on the guards when they get low on health to reduce the damage coming
your way as well.


 Soon we'll have exited the Palace and will have made a new ally. Quite the
productive night! As we are going over it with Morgana, we will get another
rank up with him!



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: MORGANA                                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 |  MAGICIAN ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 4)                                         |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: KITTY TALK                                                   |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance to step in after Shadow negotiation fails,            |
 |               allowing a retry.                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 Well, can't complain about that! After we zone out on Morgana, the night
will be over.


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 JUNE 21ST (TUESDAY 6/21)
 ------------------------

 Makoto will meet us before school. We'll also see a scene of her and Ann
making up, as well as a group chat with everyone. The game is really hammering
home the point that we're all on the same team here, aren't they? Well, Makoto
is amongst good company.


 We have two weeks to take care of the criminal Kaneshiro! Mission Start!


       TUTORIAL - CONFIDANT RELATIONSHIPS:
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 | 
 |  Powerful Personas are necessary to gain the upper hand in battle.
 |  Different Personas will grow stronger with each Confidant relationship.
 |
 |  Additionally, your Confidants will learn unique abilities as your bonds
 |  grow. Be sure to spend the time to build up these special relationships.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 Now, instead of going to the Palace, lets push our confidant ranks and stats
up a bit. We have plenty of time before the deadline, after all.


 This afternoon, let's spend some time with Ann. She's not quite ready for
a rank up, but we can get her ready for next time. You'll need to choose
where you want to take her. Pick "Inokashira Park". She will ask about making
sandwichs here, so be sure to reply "You should make some" for a three note
boost.


 (-NOTE-) We're going to need some money for the next few days. Somewhere
          around 20,000. Slightly more if you want the shopping channel
          items. We get a 5,000 Yen gift for free, so keep that in mind
          and make sure you have the money. I was able to get this much by
          selling old equipment. Just wanted to give you guys (and gals) a
          heads-up.
          
          
 After that, we should head to Shinjuku. The flower shop here sells the BEST
TYPE of plant fertilizer: "MEGA FERTILIZER". We want to buy one at least (only
one for me, since I'm broke). We definitely want one, as these things give you
THREE kindness when you take care of the plant with them. So good for a free
action!


 Also, while I was here, I took care of another Strength Requirement. If you
are broke, skip this, as it costs money (likely). Head to the Velvet Room
and if you remember, out goal is a "Shiisaa with Frei". If you combine a
MAKAMI x JACK FROST, and make sure you put FREI on the SHIISAA that you get,
you can turn it into the Twin Wardens for a rank up:
 
 

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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: TWIN WARDENS                                                   |
 |                                                                            |
 |  STRENGTH ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 2)                                         |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 Next up, the Twins will ask for a MATADOR with "Magaru". We'll do this soon,
but for now my wallet is aching...


 (-IMPORTANT NOTE!-) MAKE SURE you have the following Persona types for our
                     time hanging out with people in the future:
                     
                     o CHARIOT
                     o LOVERS
                     o EMPEROR
                     o DEVIL
                     o TEMPERANCE
                     

 
 For our night activity, go study at the Diner on Central Street (we are doing
the same thing as the other night... just FYI, this is a copy/paste job). It is
especially good today since it is raining. Order Hot Coffee. You'll end up
getting [_GUTS +1_] and [_KNOWLEDGE +3_] (although the knowledge is a bit
segmented). That's the end of today.

 
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 JUNE 22ND (WEDNESDAY 6/22)
 --------------------------

 We'll get told about the fortune teller on the train today. We'll get to
her after our next palace trip (she costs a TON of money...). Seeing her the
first time is free though, and profitable, so we'll get to her later today.


 For our afternoon activity today, let's hang out with Ryuji. We're not ready
to rank up with him, but we're getting close to it! Go with him to someplace
fun and pick "Suidobashi". Tickets will cost 200 Yen. Once you are there with
him, and as awkward as it is, tell him to "Go by yourself" for three points.


 In the evening, be sure to go up and take care of your plant. You will get
a bigger bonus with the MEGA FERTILIZER here: [_KINDNESS +3_]. So sweet!


 Now, let's go ahead and meet with that fortune teller. We'll need to head
to Shinjuku, so go ahead and visit her on the first alleyway to the right.
She'll introduce herself as "Chihaya Mifune". Choose whatever dialog options
you want here. I played along, mostly... with the occasional bout of disbelief
of course (can you blame me!?). In the end, she offers to sell us a "Holy
Stone" for 100,000 Yen. Yikes...


 We'll head home automatically afterwards, with Sojiro seeming quite
pleased with himself. Turns out he's hit the lotto and is giving us some
money... [_5,000 YEN_]. Oh wow...


 Ok, so maybe there's something to this fortune telling thing...

 
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 JUNE 23RD (THURSDAY 6/23)
 -------------------------

 We'll get a seat on the train today! Sweet. Let's finish off the book we've
been reading ("The Great Thief"):


 o BOOK PROGRESS: THE GREAT THIEF (COMPLETE!)


 For finishing it, we get a nice [_KNOWLEDGE +3_] boost! This happens to be
enough to give us our next rank up as well, which is nice!


 o KNOWLEDGE RANK UP! (KNOWLEDGE RANK 3: SCHOLARLY)
 
 
 We'll also get a question in class today. Gotta start on that next knowledge
rank right away, I suppose:
 

 o QUESTION: Who is this woman, drawn as the High Priestess in most tarot
             decks?
 
 o ANSWER: Pope Joan
 
 
 This is directly related to Makoto's Persona, as well. Pretty cool. We will
get a  bump of [_KNOWLEDGE +1_] as well. Once school is done, go up to the
library and return "The Great Thief". We have a new book we can borrow now,
thanks to Makoto, so borrow "The Illusory Popess". Sweet!


 For our afternoon activity, Yusukue wants to hang out. Go ahead and meet
with him and agree to hang out (even though we have to tell him to calm down
in order to do so). We'll end up meeting at Leblanc's.

 He'll show us the painting he made. Wow... I think it's genuinely really
good. Pick "It's novel" here for some points and after he mentions he is
putting it on display pick "I can't wait". He expects us to be there with
him as well. This will lead to the rank up!
 


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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: YUSUKE KITAGAWA                                                |
 |                                                                            |
 |  EMPEROR ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 2)                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: BATON PASS                                                   |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Allows you to pass your turn over to other Baton Pass        |
 |               users after a 1 More.                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 We will slowly bring Yusuke in line with the other party members! Baton
pass is handy for sure! He'll leave shortly afterwards.


 We'll automatically get a text from Ryuji in the evening. Ohya is done
with her Mishima article. Morgana encourages us to visit her more, as the
good press could help us.


 BEFORE you do that though, check the TV here for a quiz question:
 

 o QUESTION: Which one of these counts as fraud?! You be the judge!
 
 o ANSWER: Ordering food without money.
 
 
 We'll get a [_KNOWLEDGE +1_] boost here. Sweet. Lots of knowledge today,
it seems. OK, tonight lets go and see the reporter. We can start a contract
with her. She's in Shinjuku of course, back in the "Crossroads Bar". Head
in and talk with her. Choose whatever dialog options you want here, but just
generally agree to give her info in return for positive press and the contract
will be made:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: ICHIKO OHYA                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |  DEVIL ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 1)                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: RUMOR-FILLED SCOOP                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Lessens security level increases, and decreases security     |
 |               level more overnight.                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 We'll get close to having a drink after this, but not so much with Lala
here. Hahaha! We'll also get a VERY NICE boost of [_CHARM +3_] for getting
Ohya's interest piqued.


 The next day will come automatically after that...
 
 
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 JUNE 24TH (FRIDAY 6/24)
 -----------------------

 Another day! We'll get through school quickly. For our afternoon activity
let's spend some time with Ann. We still aren't ready to rank up though,
so let's take her to "Inokashira Park" and we'll get a three note boost.
 

 We'll get messages from both Ohya and Kawakami once we get back home. Heh,
good to have rank ups in the future, right? It's going to hurt the pocketbook,
but let's have Kawakami come over again, which makes her happy.


 She's... unusually helpful. Pick "What are you scheming?" here. We'll get
some provocative dialog here, but yeah, she just needs money. As usual. Pick
"How rude" when she shares her work story. When she asks about how she looks,
pick "You need to love yourself" for three points. We'll get our rank up soon
after:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: SADAYO KAWAKAMI                                                |
 |                                                                            |
 |  TEMPERANCE ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 4)                                       |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'


 
 After we get our rank up, we'll get a bombshell dropped on us. Oh wow...
Pick "Why did you lie to me?" and she'll get a bit depressed and head out.
Well, we'll see her again soon anyways...

 
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 JUNE 25TH (SATURDAY 6/25)
 -------------------------

 After class, we'll meet up automatically at the hideout. Makoto will get
some Metaverse questions in, although we have no answers. Once the meeting
is done (nice pictures!), go ahead and EXIT.


 We'll get a message from Ryuji after you're free. Go ahead and hang out
with him. He'll share what happened with the track team over ramen. Pick
"We can't lose either" when you get a chance. We'll eat after that. Pick
"It's all because of you" next and soon we'll get our final rank up, which
has some extra scenes, especially regarding Ryuji's Persona...



 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: RYUJI SAKAMOTO                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CHARIOT ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 10)                                         |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: SECOND AWAKENING                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Transforms his Persona into a mythological trickster.        |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 (-NOTE-) You can now fuse CHI YOU, the most powerful Persona of the
          Chariot Arcana.


(-NOTE-) You will get the "A True Confidant" Bronze Trophy for becoming
         Ryuji's blood brother and awakening his new power.



 Ryuji's "Captain Kidd" persona has transformed into "Seiten Taisei". So
very cool! I love the music here too. Sends shivers down my spine! Our first
Confidant is maxed out! And in our third month. Not too bad!


 For our evening activity, let's call Kawakami back (her confidant bonuses
are really good...). It costs quite a bit, but bite the bullet and call her
over.


 Once she arrives, she lays it out: we're being USED for money, and yet we
still call her!? Hehe, she's right. Pick "Who's the Master here?" for some
points and Kawakami will open up to you about a student named Takase and
what she did for him. Pick "So, did you stop?" to learn what happened. Man,
that is sad...

 Pick "It's not your fault" here and you'll learn where the money is going.
This is... blackmail? Pick "You OK with that?" next and she'll try to break
things off with us again. Man... pick "It's too late now" to eventually rank
up with Kawakami yet again:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: SADAYO KAWAKAMI                                                |
 |                                                                            |
 |  TEMPERANCE ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 5)                                       |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: FREE TIME                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Gain free time in other teachers' classes with               |
 |               Kawakami's help.                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 Sweet. That "Free Time" ability doesn't happen very often, but it will
DEFINITELY help us in the future. Free time means more books that we'll get
to read, which means more stats. Love it.


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 JUNE 26TH (SUNDAY 6/26)
 -----------------------

 Hey, it's sunday! Love it! We'll be able to do the shopping channel today.
They are selling [_UJI MATCHA FLAN x2_] for 2,980 Yen. These things are gifts
and work well with Ann, so buy them if you wish.


 (-NOTE-) 777: I don't know enough about these gifts to give you advice on
               whether this is a worthy purchase or not. More on that later,
               unfortunately. We're a bit strapped on cash as it is.


 Be sure to go to the Underground Walkway and get the drink here (we had
to skip it last Sunday, so don't forget!). This time it is "Nasty Aojiru",
which increases our Guts. Drink it for the [_GUTS +1_] boost.


 After that, go ahead and reply to the text that Ann sent you. She's wanting
to hang out with us, and we know a rank up is near. Go meet up with her and
agree to hang out.


 Looks like we're training with Ryuji. Heh. Ann will start going down the
list of what she's trying to do. So much! I'm feeling lazy all of a sudden...
Go ahead and pick "You have some real guts" here. The dialog after this is
fantastic (way to go, Ryuji!).

 After the phone call, pick "There's no doubt in my mind" here for a nice
three points and then Ryuji will piss her off. Hehehe... well, he gave Ann
some motivation at least! Once they're done, pick "Good Advice" and you'll
hear about Shiho once Ryuji leaves. Pick "She'll be happy to hear that" here
and we'll rank up soon:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: ANN TAKAMAKI                                                   |
 |                                                                            |
 |  LOVERS ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 8)                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: ENDURE                                                       |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance to withstand an otherwise fatal attack with           |
 |               1 HP remaining.                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 Once you get home, we'll get a really strange request: a text from Yoshida
who says we've been invited to DINNER! Huh... go ahead and spend time with
him tonight.

 At diner, we'll be asked about the Phantom Thieves. Pick "I'm for them" here
for a point and then we'll get to why Yoshida was asked out. Hmmm, doesn't seem
like the worst deal, but there's likely an ulterior motive for sure. Go ahead
and pick "I'd leave it to chance" here for another point and soon we'll have
out rank up:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: MAN OF THE PEOPLE                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 |  SUN ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 6)                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 After dinner we'll automatically head home and the day will be over.

 
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 JUNE 27TH (MONDAY 6/27)
 -----------------------

 Well well, look who it is. Akechi will say hello today before school. Once
we get to school, we'll have a question about the weather...


 o QUESTION: In English, what does the term "cat-and-dog weather" refer to?
 
 o ANSWER: Heavy rain.
 

 Well, chances are good you don't need a guide for THAT question. Heh. We
get our [_KNOWLEDGE +1_] bump for answering correctly. We'll hear a lot of
other sayings and get a cat's insight as well.


 After school, you'll get a couple of texts. Bothered about the palace and
a message from Yusuke, who wants to hang out. Well, let's go see him then.
He'll tell us the "Desire" painting is on exhibit. Sweet! Looks like we're
going to go see it. This actually unlocks a new HANGOUT spot: UENO MUSEUM.
Double sweet!

 We'll get to hear people check out the painting with Yusuke. It... doesn't
go so well, which is crazy. I still really like this piece. Once you get a
chance, pick "Don't let it bother you" for some points. Yusuke is... well, a
bit dramatic here. Pick "This is just the beginning" to try and cheer him up,
then "This isn't like you" to snap him out of it. Pick "That's the spirit"
after that and we'll have a rank up soon enough:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: YUSUKE KITAGAWA                                                |
 |                                                                            |
 |  EMPEROR ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 3)                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: FOLLOW UP                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance to perform a follow-up attack if Joker's attack       |
 |               does not down the enemy.                                     |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 Very nice. Yusuke will get on-par slowly but surely!


 For the evening, let's go hang out with Ohya again. It's a cheap ticket to
the Crossroads bar. Once you are there, you can also talk to Lala, the barkeep,
about working here, but we are proclaimed a bit unseasoned for that...

 
 (-NOTE-) To work at CROSSROADS, you need "Empathetic" Kindness and
          "Skilled" Proficiency.
          
          
 Oh well. Later then. Talk to Ohya and agree to hang out. She'll want more
info about Kamoshida. Select "Mishima might..." when she asks about the card.
After that she'll talk about the Phantom Thieves. Select "What about their
justice?" here. She's... doubtful about that, but we get to hear a bit about
her past here, thanks to Lala. Finally, pick "It's for the article" when asked
why you come here. Rank up!



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: ICHIKO OHYA                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |  DEVIL ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 2)                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 After the booze dries up, we'll get a very nice [_CHARM +3_] bump here for
hanging out with Ohya. Don't know how THAT works, but oh well. And with that
we're on to the next day...


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 JUNE 28TH (TUESDAY 6/28)
 ------------------------

 Another reminder to take care of Kaneshiro today. They are very good at
that, at the least!

 OK, today we're going to wrap up something I've been wanting to do for
awhile. Head to Yongen-Jaya (Home) and SAVE out on the streets. We are going
to go to the BATTING CAGES.


 Now, I recommend you do this in two "phases". Our first time here we're just
going to get used to hitting and try to hit a HOME RUN. First, let's go over
what this is like. You have to pay 500 Yen to go batting, and there are a
couple tutorials to it:


       TUTORIAL - USING THE BATTING CAGES:
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 | 
 |  Using the batting cages will cause time to pass, but you can get prizes
 |  based on your performance. Your PROFICIENCY will also improve.
 |
 |  Hitting all five pitches will get you the slugger prize, and if you hit
 |  a home run, you'll get the home run prize.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


       TUTORIAL - BATTING CAGE CONTROLS:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  Adjust the angle of your bat up or down with the left stick to match
 |  the ball's expected trajectory.
 |
 |  When the ball overlaps with its icon, press the X Button to swing the
 |  bat. Try to hit the target for a home run.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 OK, so again our goal is to hit a HOME RUN. Just try for that and RELOAD IF
YOU FAIL. The KEY to hitting the home run is to aim your bat on the BOTTOM
HALF of the ball (so it pulls upwards) and swing a TAD bit early.

 Hit a home run and you'll get the TROPHY for it below:

 
(-NOTE-) You will get the "The City's Hard Hitter" Bronze Trophy for
         hitting a home run at the batting cages!


 Now, once you have that trophy, you should RELOAD and make sure you hit
EVERY BALL (no need to reload if you hit every ball AND got the home run...
my hats off to you!). Hitting every ball gets you the "Slugger Reward"
(which is a Revival Bead), but more importantly you will get a bonus of
[_PROFICIENCY +2_]. Make sure you get that at the very least!



 (-NOTE-) I'm going to put down the UPDATED SHOP INFO down below. HOWEVER!
          I didn't buy anything here, minus that SP ADHESIVE 3 item, which
          surely saved by butt in the next dungeon. But that was quite a
          few days ago, if I recall correctly...

          

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                               -$-   MELEE   -$-
                               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 Kukri                      3,600 Yen        Falchion                  2,800 Yen
 Blizz Dagger               2,800 Yen        Bandit Sword              2,000 Yen
 Athame                     9,400 Yen        Sonic Blade               9,600 Yen
 Igniter                   11,600 Yen        Scimitar                 11,200 Yen
 Skinning Knife            11,800 Yen        Talwar                   12,200 Yen
 Kopis                     15,000 Yen        Sleeper Blade            15,600 Yen

 
 Hell Slugger               4,000 Yen        Fundo-Kusari              5,600 Yen
 Mace                       2,800 Yen        Heat Whip                 3,800 Yen
 Heavy Steel Pipe           8,400 Yen        Skin Ripper               9,200 Yen
 Battle Hammer             11,200 Yen        Goat Leather Whip        10,800 Yen
 Iron Pipe                 12,200 Yen        Warrior  Whip            11,200 Yen
 Heavy Mace                15,400 Yen        Burn Whip                14,400 Yen
 
 
 Unmarked Katana           11,400 Yen        Delta Knuckle            12,600 Yen
 Gunto                     11,800 Yen        Heavy Grip               14,200 Yen
 Imitation Katana          12,400 Yen
 Antique Gunto             15,800 Yen
 


                               -$-   RANGED   -$-
                               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 Governance                 3,000 Yen        Slingbow                  2,600 Yen
 Tkachev                    1,400 Yen        Slingshot                 1,200 Yen
 Makaronov                 10,200 Yen        Shrike                    8,600 Yen
 Riot Police               12,800 Yen        Mount Liang              10,600 Yen
 Compact                   16,000 Yen        Upsilion                 11,600 Yen
 Sand Hawk                 19,200 Yen        Comet 3                  13,400 Yen
 
 
 Granelli M3                4,400 Yen        Tommy Gun                 4,200 Yen
 Levinson M31               1,400 Yen        Sterlidge                 3,000 Yen
 Heavy Shotgun             10,200 Yen        Trooper                   8,800 Yen
 Bianchi SBAS              12,800 Yen        MP2 Prototype             9,600 Yen
 Mad Maximum               14,000 Yen        Flare SMG                13,200 Yen
 Fireworks                 15,600 Yen        Blitz MG                 14,600 Yen
 Nock Volley               19,200 Yen
 
 Black Assault             10,200 Yen        Peacemaker               14,600 Yen
 AR-M4                     11,400 Yen        P Revolver               15,200 Yen
 Heavy Assault             15,600 Yen
 G1 Type                   17,200 Yen
 
 
                               -$-   ARMOR   -$-
                               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 Burntech                   4,600 Yen        Cat Sweater               4,200 Yen
 Lynx Camo Vest             4,400 Yen        Silk Scarf                2,200 Yen
 Shoulder Pads              2,400 Yen        Magic Camisole            4,600 Yen
 Padded Shirt               2,400 Yen        Battle Camisole           2,400 Yen
 
 Chain Vest                 8,800 Yen        Survival Vest             9,400 Yen
 Austere Haori             12,200 Yen        Cosmic Undies            12,800 Yen
 Breeze Scarf               8,600 Yen        E-Collar                 11,800 Yen
 Robust Apron               9,000 Yen        Lady's Dress             12,600 Yen
 
 Army Vest                 12,400 Yen        Camo Collar              12,000 Yen
 Athletic Shirt            13,000 Yen        Water Crown              16,200 Yen
 Reckless Vest             17,000 Yen        Power Camisole           12,800 Yen
 Saint's Tunic             17,600 Yen        Glaring Cape             17,200 Yen
 
 
                              -$-   ACCESSORY   -$-
                              ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 Chakra Choker              5,000 Yen        Breath Sash               3,000 Yen
 Rubber Gloves                800 Yen        Hot Water Pouch           1,000 Yen
 Wood Clappers              1,200 Yen        Lucky Charm               3,000 Yen
 Army Socks                 3,000 Yen        Strength Belt             3,000 Yen
 Magic Amulet               3,000 Yen        Power Anklet              3,000 Yen
 Stamina Sash               6,000 Yen        Wind Mask                10,000 Yen
 Elec Mask                 10,000 Yen        Ice Mask                 10,000 Yen
 Fire Mask                 10,000 Yen
 
 
 (-NOTE-) I didn't end up buying ANY ITEMS before the Kaneshiro dungeon. I had
          top of the line at Madarame, but I feel underpowered a bit now. Still,
          you can get through Kaneshiro without buying anything. Very possible.
          Try to save up during that trip though, for these better items!
          
          

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 And now the CLINIC:

 
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                               -$-   Items   -$-
                               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 Recov-R: 50mg                400 Yen        Alert Capsule               400 Yen
 Recov-R: 100mg               800 Yen        Revivadrin                  900 Yen
 Nohar-M                      250 Yen        Healing IV                  900 Yen
 Relax Gel                    450 Yen        Takemedic                 1,700 Yen
 
 Takemedic-All                950 Yen        Kajaclear-R               1,900 Yen
 Takemedic-All V            1,800 Yen        Kundaclear-R              1,900 Yen
 Takemedic-All Z            4,200 Yen        Life Ointment             3,200 Yen
 Rejuvenating IV            1,800 Yen


                             -$-   Accessories   -$-
                             ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 Regen Patch 1             15,000 Yen        SP Adhesive 1            20,000 Yen
 Regen Patch 2             30,000 Yen        SP Adhesive 2            40,000 Yen
 Regen Patch 3             45,000 Yen        SP Adhesive 3            50,000 Yen
 Hot Compress              10,000 Yen        Grudge Gauze             10,000 Yen
 Thought Gauze             10,000 Yen
 
 
 (-NOTE-) THESE are the prices with the RANK 7 DISCOUNT in effect. Much better
          as you can tell. You should definitely buy one SP Adhesive 3 for
          SP FARMING purposes. The Healing IV items are nice as well.
          

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 OK, done with the shop lists!


 We'll be at home for the evening now. Here, go to the READING SPOT at the
bar and choose to READ the book "Yoncha Wanderer". Since we've explored every
place in Yongen-Jaya, we won't need to read this book and the game will GIVE
US CREDIT AUTOMATICALLY. Very sweet!


 o BOOK PROGRESS: YONCHA WANDERER (COMPLETE!)

 
 Back out of reading now and check your messages. Ohya wants to meet up with
us today. Sure, let's do it. Head on over and meet up with her.

 You'll share the "Phan-Site" with her this time. Hard to believe she didn't
know about that already. Go ahead and pick "You shouldn't make assumptions"
here for some points. Other journalists will come up in conversation, so pick
"I'm sure you are" when you can, then "Why not change careers?" after that.
We'll get a glimpse into her past again. Ask "She was falsely accused?" to
ALMOST hear about it, but not quite... we'll rank up soon after that:
 


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 |  CONFIDENT: ICHIKO OHYA                                                    |
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 Sweet, getting there slowly and steadily! We'll get a [_CHARM +3_] boost
here as well. Very nice!
 
 
 
 
 
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 JUNE 29TH (WEDNESDAY 6/29)
 --------------------------

 We'll get a question at school today:
 

 o QUESTION: This character is the cursive form of a specific kanji.
             Do you know which one it is?
 
 o ANSWER: Gold.
 
 
 Answer correctly for [_KNOWLEDGE +1_]. After that, school will pretty much
be over. Hurrah!


 OK, today is the day. We're going to take out Kaneshiro's Palace. Well, we
will find the treasure at least. This means it's going to be a LONG DAY, but
we can definitely do this in one day, especially with our SP ADHESIVE item
that we bought earlier. Let's go to the hiding spot (you can use one of your
messages to get there) and choose to infiltrate the palace.



 KANESHIRO PALACE
 ----------------
 
 As you get here, you'll have to figure out a nickname for Makoto. Listen
to the suggestions and then pick "Queen" once you are ready. Fitting, right?
Especially for Ryuji and Morgana...


 We're going to be using all our team members as we go, but try to keep
Morgana and Ann for healing if you can. Remember, we have that SP ITEM
(SP Adhesive 3) that we can use and swap between team members. With that in
mind, let's do this! First, some very important notes that I have no doubt
are going to serve you well!


 (-NOTE-) You want to keep a NEKOMATA Persona for the Strength Confidant
          rank later on. Just be sure you keep that cat in stock by the
          end of this palace run!
 
 
 (-NOTE-) The HIGH PIXIE enemy is EXCELLENT to "take a rest" on. Defeat all
          other enemies. Now, get her to low HP with melee attacks and guard
          with everyone else. This lets our SP ITEMS do their work. She will
          either heal herself, use Garula (rare), or pus someone to sleep,
          which helps us heal HP and SP. Finish her off when your SP items
          are done doing their thing...
 
 
 (-NOTE-) The "Queen's Necklace" TREASURE DEMON in this location is WEAK to
          GUNS. If you see one, be sure to shoot it so you can either kill
          it quickly (lots of EXP/money) or keep it for fusion purposes.
          Personally, I vote for the killing it option. Capture one for the
          trophy, if you don't have it already!
 

 (-NOTE-) As for who to take into this dungeon, Makoto is a great choice as
          NUKE does well. Everyone else is pretty even, so take your picks.
          I personally went with Makoto, Yusuke and Ryuji (remember you can
          use healing from the party menu, no matter who is in your active
          party).


 And now, our objective:


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Infiltrate the bank
 
 
 The front door is all busted up and boarded up. Thanks to Makoto, naturally.
Heh... getting in is going to be a little tricky. What you want to do is check
out the PIG to the right of the door. Inspect it and crawl into the passage
you find to end up in the bank proper.


 (-NOTE-) I am going to put the PERSONA NEGOTIATION TABLE below. Reference
          it to see what types of enemies you're going to fight in this
          section, what they are weak to, and how to recruit them. SKIP PAST
          IT to carry on with the walkthough and reference it throughout this
          palace.



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|/\| KANESHIRO PALACE - PERSONA NEGOTIATION GUIDE |                          __
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|/\| Negotiating with the different enemies and gaining new PERSONAS is     |/\|
|\/| vital to survival. Reference this list when you are trying to gain     |\/|
|/\| a new PERSONA for a MUCH easier time.                                  |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| We'll go through each PERSONA here below, using their real names:      |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/| o ANGEL                                                                |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   WEAK TO: CURSE                                                       |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   TALK: "A wealthy housewife" / "I've got enough on my plate..."       |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| o HIGH PIXIE (Prankster Leader)                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   WEAK TO: NUKE                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   TALK: "Prepare for the worst" / "It's really boring"                 |/\|
|\/|         "It's only bad if I get caught"                                |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| o OROBAS (Equine Sage)                                                 |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   WEAK TO: BLESS                                                       |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   TALK: "Loud talkers..." / "Not at all"                               |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/| o NEKOMATA (Ascended Feline)                                           |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   WEAK TO: LIGHTING                                                    |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   TALK: "It's only bad if I get caught." / "Don't lie to me."          |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| o ONI (Chivalrous Fiend)                                               |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   WEAK TO: CRITICAL (Lucky Punch)                                      |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   TALK: "Stop trying to act cool" / "Want to join in?" /               |/\|
|\/|         "A coupon for a massage by me"                                 |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| o LEANAN SIDHE (Jealous Lover)                                         |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   WEAK TO: FIRE                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   TALK: "I didn't think that far" / "None of your business"            |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/| o YAKSINI (Human-eating Lady)                                          |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   WEAK TO: NUKE                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   TALK: "That's not it at all" / "That's Pointless"                    |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| o ORTHRUS (Twin-headed Guardian)                                       |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   WEAK TO: ICE                                                         |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   TALK: "I'm better at small talk" / "It's my intelligence"            |/\|
|\/|         "Want something delivered?" / "You're not an animal"           |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/| o RAKSHASA (Battle Fiend)                                              |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   WEAK TO: WIND                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   TALK: "Don't get desperate" / "???"                                  |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
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 FRONT HALL
 ----------

 We can exit back to the entrance using this manhole, but let's go exploring!
Look around nearby for a [_PIGGY BANK_] and head up the stairs. This is a
dead end (for now) with a large gate. There is a [_COLLECTION BAG_] here at
least. Nab it and go back down, then into the main foyer.


 (-NOTE-) Be sure to check the "Persona Negotiation Guide" for tips on
          recruiting the Persona's here as well as what they are weak to!
          Of special note in the beginning area of the bank is the ONI enemy
          who isn't weak to anything. Use elemental attacks on him or use
          "Lucky Punch" with your main character / Morgana.


 There's two shadows here, pacing the rows. You can sneak up on them pretty
easily, or just run behind them. Kill them both off, then go check the
northern area, where the tellers usually are, as there's a CHEST hiding back
there with an [_ELYSIAN ROBE_]. This is a good piece of female armor for Ann
or Makoto. The other two northern doors here don't open by the way, so we
can't go to any of the meeting rooms we saw earlier.


 Head through the west door now for a short elevator scene. Looks like
we'll need to use this at some point. Maybe a control room somewhere?

 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Find a route to the basement
 

 Head into the room to the south now. There's a door here leading to a
smaller eastern room that has some goodies in it: a [_COLLECTION BAG_] and
a [_PIGGY BANK_]. Head back out now and check the southern cubby left of the
room for another [_COLLECTION BAG_]. There's some ATM's chatting here and a
door to the southwest that is all sealed up right now. We'll open it later
though.


 Time to head north. There's a guard roaming around that you can ambush if
you use the corner here (or bum-rush), and there's another cubby to the north
with another guard roaming around. Beyond easy to ambush this one. Check this
area for a [_PIGGY BANK_] and a CHEST with a [_BALM OF LIFE_].


 You've likely noticed the HUGE STAIRS nearby. We'll have to head up them
now. There's some DOGS up here though. These things are like shadow guards of
course... just that they will ALWAYS be a certain type of Persona (every time...
Yusuke really pulls his weight here, with ice attacks). Kill the dog and guard
using the cover up here.

 To the right is a small walkway / balcony with a door that is locked. There's
an obvious key-card reader here though, which means we'll find and use a key
card eventually. There's a [_PIGGY BANK_] out on the balcony as well.

 Back in the main hallway, not that there's an area near the wall where you
can climb up some shelves / cabinets up ahead. This leads up to a vent, but
first go ahead and explore further up without going to the vent. There's another
dog and guard up ahead to kill. Take them out and at the end of the hallway is a
big locked door with a [_PIGGY BANK_] nearby. You can open the door with a
button here. This path leads to the dead end and the area we came in at.
Shortcut unlocked!


 (-NOTE-) It's a good idea to "repeat" this entry area. In other words, loop
          from the downstairs to the upstairs, killing enemies and raising
          money. You can reset all the enemies by exiting the manhole and
          re-entering, and can keep your SP up using the trick noted earlier.

          
 The reason to do this is because we need MONEY for upcoming days in the real
world... 100K for a confidant plus new weapons / equipment and daily life
expenses, which adds up to a LOT of money. It's a good idea to raise 200K at
least by the end of this dungeon, which isn't too hard to do with a bit of
grinding. Remember that during hold ups look for the money option to turn red
(a perk for being friends with Yoshida) to make big chunks of change! For
reference, I was at 90K before leaving this first "lobby area".


 Head back to the vent on the upper floor when you're ready to continue.
Ambush the enemy you find after crawling through it and we'll get a cut-scene.
It seems we've found the security room, and with that comes the key item
spoils: a [_BANK KEYCARD_] and the [_BANK BLUEPRINT_]. Sweet. We'll get a
couple of objectives along with our goodies:


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Head to the bank basement
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Use the keycard to open the door
 
 
 Open the door here and now we can go right and down the left (short) hallway.
The one with the door and keycard reader! We can open it now to find... the
top of the elevator? I suppose this is a maintenance room, but we can totally
ride down on the elevator from here and get to the bank basement! Just like
real thieves, right?!


 BANKER PASSAGEWAY
 -----------------

 Once we gain control, we'll have a new objective (same one, if you ask me!):
 
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Find the Treasure's location
 
 
 Drop down and head out the right door (left path is blocked), into the door
on the right for our first real Safe Room!
 
 
 o FAST TRAVEL UNLOCKED: BANKER PASSAGEWAY
 
 
 Have a meeting if you wish (I always kind-of like doing meetings even if I
don't need to...), then head out and continue on. Head to the east and get
the [_COLLECTION BAG_] from the cubby then head down the hallway going north.

 STOP! Oh wow, they have Security Cameras. That's crazy! About time someone
has these! Getting spotted by these things adds to the security level of
course, but isn't necessarily a fight. Use THIRD EYE to see where their range
is and go around them (I'm getting flash backs of Metal Gear Solid here...).

 Break the electrical box you find to disable the cameras. This is going to
be a running theme of this palace from here on out, by the way. Head through
the door here now. An enemy comes up to the top here, so be careful and ambush
them. The door to the left leads to a [_PIGGY BANK_] in the corner, but DO NOT
go up stairs due to wide cameras (no sneaking around these ones).

 Instead, go down the south path from the earlier room and ambush the guards
you find in the east hallway. Kill both of them. Note that the west hallway
has a guard with flames. No idea why, as they're just as easy as everything
else so far. Kill them off and go into the northern room.
 
 Nab the [_PIGGY BANK_] here and hit the electrical box, which kills the
camera to the north, then continue south down the hallway and kill the guard
at the end. The next room has a CHEST in it with a [_SNUFF SOUL_] (sweet!).
Hit the electrical box here as well and you'll kill the last camera.

 Go back to the northwest room now and up the stairs to continue (now that
the cameras are gone). This path leads past some more stairs to a hallway.
Note that the room up ahead has some treasure, but it is guarded by cameras.
PATIENCE! We will get it soon! For now, kill the dog you find further on and
look around the corner for an electrical box you can kick in to shut off the
cameras, then go back for [_COLLECTION BAG x2_].

 Head back south and use the key card reader by the door to open the gate (a
shortcut back to the Safe Room). Go back and save if you wish (always a good
idea) and head back north, going through the door leading east. There's nothing
here, so continue further east into the next room and go through the south door
first, following the staircase. This leads back to the FIRST FLOOR. Use your
key card to open up the shortcut!

 
 Shortcuts are always good, although I don't think I ever really used this one.
Head back now and go through the east door. You'll be in a BIG ROOM here, with
cameras everywhere. What you want to do here is go to the east hallway and kill
the guard. Now, near the middle of this east hallway, you can climb upwards and
jump to higher ground on the left. This leads to a vent you can crawl through
(a very short vent) that leads to a [_COLLECTION BAG_]. Nab it and jump down.

 We're still in the eastern hallway, but now we want to go south and we'll
find an area where we can go DOWN. Kill the guard down here and head north
to find a CHEST that has a [_BALM OF LIFE_]. Head west from here and we'll
run into a HUGE VAULT... but we need some keys....

 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Find a way to open the partition
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Find the two keys 
 
 
 Well then... continue west and up the stairs. Nab the [_PIGGY BANK_] here
and continue the rest of the way up. There is a CHEST up here with some
[_TARNISHED GEAR_] in it (we'll need the laundromat for that...).

 Next we want to go through the top eastern door here. Jump up on the
cabinet and crawl through the hole you find to the room to the south. Here
you can grab a CHEST for a [_BLACK KOGATANA_]. We can use this for fusions
in the future, but it's fairly powerless right now. Make sure to break the
two electrical boxes in here (which turns off SO MANY cameras) and then
unlock the door with the key card to get back out to the hallway.
 
 
 Go ahead and unlock the door to the northeast now with the key card. With
all the cameras down, we have run of this place. Head east here and you'll
get a scene with two guards. Chances are good they have the keys, right?
Pick "Let's observe them for now" and then "That's a great idea". I must
agree: divide and conquer IS a good idea.
 
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Go to the main hall control room
 

 You'll be asked if you want to go there right away. Pick yes if you want,
but I chose to run their manually... for a few extra moneymaking opportunities
(remember all that money we need!). Once you do get there, you'll be treated to
a scene as Makoto divides and conquers, although that does lead us to a boss
fight:



 MINI BOSS: TORNADO DEVIL
 
 This isn't much of a boss fight. Hardly worthy of being called a mini boss,
 to be quite honest. The key to this fight is to use Lightning attacks, so
 your main character and Ryuji will shine here. Keep those up with all out
 attacks and you'll take this guy down in no time. I've also got an (anonymous)
 message that this enemy is susceptible to confusion, and will shower you in
 money randomly if you can confuse him. Something to try, if you are able.


 After the fight, you'll get the [_RIGHT KEY_]. The other yellow demon guy is
by himself as well, so head back to the security room we first saw them in and
rush him to get into another fight. You can save on the way if you wish, but it
isn't a hard fight (with Makoto).



 MINI BOSS: FLOODBRINGER DEMON
 
 This enemy is the same as the one we fought when we first came to this
 dungeon and Makoto awakened. Use nuke skills and it will be at your mercy.
 Very easy, overall.


 After the "Mini Boss" (pfft...) is dead, we'll get the [_LEFT KEY_] item.
You will also get the [_BASEMENT BLUEPRINT_] map, which is handy. Also, be
sure to nab the [_COLLECTION BAG_] in here as well.

 With both keys in hand, we can go to the vault and open it up. It doesn't
lead to the treasure of course, but it opens the way up to the second half
of this dungeon. Head in and we'll tackle all that next!



 LAUNDERING OFFICE
 -----------------
 
 (-NOTE-) You really want to try and get the Persona "Leanan Sidhe"
          (Lv 19 Jealous Lover) here if you can. Her psychic ability
          is going to make an upcoming boss fight much easier.


 So... my first thought seeing this place was "Money... Money Everywhere".
Very fitting for Kaneshiro, it seems. Head north here to the next hallway
(nothing else you can do) and go RIGHT to find [_COLLECTION BAG x2_]. The
door here is blocked though, so we're forced to head west. The north door is
also locked (they are really corralling us here!).

 Well, I suppose we're headed south. As you try to go south though you'll get
a scene... THESE cameras turn on and off. We have to time things! This is
easier than it looks: as you hide by corners you can ONLY go past these cameras
when they are off (the option to move disappears otherwise). The guards here
will pace around as well. You can go ahead and ambush this first guard when the
camera is off, just be sure to HIDE right away after the battle or move forward
out of camera range.

 Continue to sneak forward using the sneak trick and take out the other guard,
then head to the southern room. Nab the [_PIGGY BANK_] here and head into the
crawl space. Man, just look at this POOL OF MONEY. This guy is like Scrooge
McDuck up in here! Ridiculous. Drop down and go as far north as you can to
another [_PIGGY BANK_]. We can head south now through another crawl space to
get to another room.

 Grab the [_PIGGY BANK x2_] in here, but BEFORE you go in the elevator go
through the NORTHERN DOOR first. This leads to another hallway with those
cameras and guards. Hide and make your way north, ambushing both of the
guards on the way just like we did last time.

 This path leads to a hallway, but here you want to go NORTH first. You can
go up some stairs to unlock a shortcut back up to the upper floor (which
you'll recognize right away). Head back down and check out the east hallway
now. Time the cameras here and get past them. If you watch them for a cycle,
you'll see there's a pretty easy timing to it as long as you don't run TOO
far forward. This leads to the CHEST of course with an [_IGNIS RING_] in it
(which reduces fire damage a medium amount).

 Head back to the elevator we skipped now and go down it. Head west now and
kill the dog you find to open the CHEST nearby for a [_REVIVAL BEAD_], then
go through the south doorway. You'll see a short scene here with Kaneshiro.
We're too far away to hear what he's talking about though...

 Once you regain control, grab the [_PIGGY BANK_] nearby and go down the
right stairs. BE CAREFUL though: there are guards who go up and down these
stairs and hallways that we can't ambush very well. We can ambush them, but
we will need to run after them when they turn around.

 Do so and defeat them, then be sure to go back and get the [_PIGGY BANK_]
in the corner after that. Continue down the stairs and watch out for another
guard. Chase him to ambush him again and go back for the CHEST, which has a
[_BEAD_] in it. Go north now and kill the last guard on the stairs. There is
a rare LOCKED CHEST nearby. Use a lockpick to open it for a host of goodies:
a [_HEAVY POUND_], [_SAFE DIAL_] and an [_OLD COIN_]. The Heavy Pound item is
a weapon for Makoto, by the way.


 Now, in order to be very complete (and max our treasure, EXP, money), head
back to the top path now and let's go down the left path. There's a guard here
we'll need to ambush the same way as the right path. Once you get to the
SOUTHEAST corner, look behind the pillar nearby (the far back one) for a
semi-hidden [_PIGGY BANK_]. Continue on and kill the next guard as well to
complete the loop.


 (-NOTE-) I didn't try this, but to the north is a Safe Room. See if you
          can't go up there NOW and save before heading to Kaneshiro, as it
          just makes too much sense that you'd be able to do that.


 OK, go confront Kaneshiro now (which we have no choice about... personally,
I don't think thieves should announce themselves...). We're put into a forced
battle here against another mini boss though:

 
 MINI BOSS: DEMONIC WARLORD
 
 This is a much better fight than the other bosses we've fought, but of
 course reading a guide gives you a fantastic advantage. As you can see,
 the Demonic Warlord has brought a Floodbringer Demon and Tornado Devil
 with him. Gah, definitely a bit harder. We've fought them of course. As a
 reminder, the Floodbringer is weak to NUKE and the Tornado Devil is weak
 to Lightning. I learned after-the-fact that the Demonic Warlord is actually
 weak to PSYCHIC moves. If you've captured a "Leanan Sidhe" as I noted up
 above, you can take advantage of this.

 Another great idea is to use the Baton Pass ability and give your "One More"
 turn to Yusuke, but ONLY if he is at level 24. If you do that, Yusuke can
 use his "Rising Slash" move which powers up extra from a Baton Pass to do
 500-600+ damage to any enemy. This will likely kill them of course, especially
 if you've weakened them already. It's just utterly devastating. Keep your
 health up, hit their weaknesses, and let Yusuke wreak their world to get
 through this fight relatively easily.
 

 After the fight, you'll see that Kaneshiro is GONE. Figures. He's apparently
left a journal behind though... "R=C=0, I=1, H=2". Weird. Sounds like part of
a code, right. Well, back to exploring.
 
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Chase after Shadow Kaneshiro
 

 All the guards seem to have returned back to life, by the way. Fight them if
you are up for it (More EXP/Money... what's not to like? Don't forget our money
goal in this dungeon!). If my note from earlier didn't help, make sure you
check the north of this area for a SAFE ROOM.
 
 
 o FAST TRAVEL UNLOCKED: OFFICE
 
 
 Once you've healed up and saved, head south to the elevator. We'll get a
scene in the elevator as we see exactly what we are descending into. There's
just a TON of vaults. Hopefully we don't have to check them all indeed! Makoto
will get us out of this, right?
 
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Investigate the basement depths
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Solve the mystery of the PIN
 
 
 Once you gain control, head to the LEFT to find another safe room. So soon
after the last one, too. It'll make sense by the end though.
 
 
 o FAST TRAVEL UNLOCKED: UNDERGROUND VAULT
 
 
 Head back out and then find the "PIN Entry Panel", which is a blue console
in middle of room. The word "RICH" is on the panel. Remember the code book
we picked up? "R=C=0, I=1, H=2". This comes into play now, so going by those
hints we should have the code "0102". Once you enter it, you'll hear Kaneshiro.
Disgusting. We'll get an updated objective though:

 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Open the vault partition
 
 
 Head forward now and head left. We'll have to enter the vault here. The
first of three that we'll have to go through. Let's do this!
 
 
 
 VAULT: 1F
 ---------

 Go down the stairs here to find a partition straight ahead that we can
climb over. HOWEVER... what you want to do is to kill all the enemies to
the right. "All of the enemies" in this case means two dogs and two guards.
Ambush them all and take them all out. Just ignore everything else for now
as you clear the area of enemies...


 Once everything and everyone is dead, check the right hallway for
[_PIGGY BANK x2_]. The left hallway has some vault doors. Thankfully, they
are both unlocked. Enter the room here and we'll find a LOT of goodies.
There's a [_PIGGY BANK_] to the left, a [_COLLECTION BAG_] to the right,
and a CHEST with some [_WILD CLOGS_] inside. The BIG PRIZE here is the blue
pig. We'll find more of these up ahead, so be sure to look out for them.
Inspect this one to find the [_TORN PAGE 1_], which says "P=1". A piece of
an upcoming code! Easy!


 Continue east past the hallways and go down the stairs. We're in the lower
vault area now. Nab the [_PIGGY BANK_] in the corner and move forward to the
enemy straight ahead. Take it out and get the [_PIGGY BANK_] they were
guarding nearby. Head south now and into the cubby on the left to find yet
another [_PIGGY BANK_] and a blue pig. Examine it for [_TORN PAGE 2_], which
 has "E=9, A=3" written on it. More pieces of a code!

 Head further south now and check the cubby on the right. Kill the guard
here and get the [_PIGGY BANK_]. Now, there is another partition here you
can climb up. Go ahead and do so, as there is a DOORWAY at the top which
leads to a semi-hidden CHEST with a [_BEAD_]. You can jump back down from
here, by the way. I actually missed this chest on my first time through!
Heh...

 Go south and up the stairs for another [_PIGGY BANK_] (you can see the
chest from here) and continue on to see a PIN MACHINE on the left. Time to
enter another code. The hint this time is "REAP". This is pretty easy with
the hints we've been given:

 o "R=C=0, I=1, H=2"
 o "P=1"
 o "E=9, A=3"

 Knowing this, go ahead and enter "0931" and we'll get it correct. We can
even go straight outside to the vault with a dialog option, which is handy
(go ahead and accept it). We'll be outside again, so head north for a small
scene and we'll see another vault to the left. Go back to the Safe Room if
you wish to save and then enter the second vault to continue.



 VAULT: 2F
 ---------
 
 This vault has significantly less enemies, by the way. Head downwards and
watch the cameras here. Run past on the left side when the cameras go down
and hit the electric box to turn them off. Continue on to a door and get the
[_PIGGY BANK x2_], then open the door and you'll see that we CAN'T go into
the room very far...


 To the right of the door we can climb up. Do so and follow the path to find
a [_PIGGY BANK_] and a vent we can use. This is a short vent but we'll be on
top of the cabinets soon. We'll be able to use these top shelves to reach a
locked chest here for a [_PEACEMAKER HP_] and [_AQUAMARINE_]. The gun is for
Makoto.. she is getting all the good stuff this run, eh?
 
 Hop back to the shelves near the wall and go through the next vent you find.
Drop down and head LEFT, then get the [_PIGGY BANK_] in the corner. Open the
nearby vault and to the right is one of those BLUE PIGS. Sweet. Examine if for
_TORN PAGE 3_]... this one says "U=A"... so "U=3", going on the clues from up
above. Transitive property yo! Who said math wouldn't help me!?!?
 
 Go back the only way you an go and we'll FINALLY see our first monster...
er, guard... in this vault. Kill it and nab the [_PIGGY BANK_] past it.
We'll come to a hallway with cameras... go past the blue ones when you can
and hit the electric box to take them out afterwards. Nab the [_PIGGY BANK_]
here and head up the stairs to get yet another [_PIGGY BANK_]. I hope you
are getting lots of money! I'm at  160K right now... will be 200K after
treasure, I'm sure... just rack up as much money as you can! Try to get 200K
IN CASH before you're done (we got Personas to mess with after we're done...).


 Head south now to another BLUE PIG. We'll get the [_TORN PAGE 4_] here.
This one saps "G=P"... so "G=1" according to what we know up above. Good
stuff. What's weird here (and I feel this may be a little glitchy, but
maybe not...) DOGS appear to the north once you get that code, so be careful
and hide right away to try and ambush him. Remember you can hide on corners,
even if they can "see" you, you are hidden.

 Head east once they are dead and destroy the electric box on the right when
you see it. This turns off the electricity down below. Nab the [_PIGGY BANK x2_]
here and note the PIN MACHINE to the left. We're going to use it in a bit, but
not yet. Instead, drop down to the lower floor (you can go right from where you
land to drop down to the lower platform). On the lower floor, go left, up a
narrow pathway, and to the left is a CHEST with a [_MIDNIGHT RING_].

 Head back to the PIN MACHINE now and we'll need to input a code. The hint
here is "HUGS"... hehehe, nope, "HUGE". That is good, as I have no idea what
the "S" would be! Remember what our clues were from earlier:

 o "R=C=0, I=1, H=2"
 o "U=3"
 o "G=1"
 o "E=9, A=3"
 
 Go ahead and enter "2319". You can once again go straight to the vault,
which is nice. Go ahead and go back to the Safe Room and save, and while
you are at it make sure NO ONE is weak to LIGHTNING in our party. Heal-all
healing can help as well.

 Head forward now and you'll see that there's a forced fight up ahead. We
have no choice here, approach the mini boss and we'll have to fight him.


 MINI BOSS: DEFEATED AVENGER
 
 This mini boss has two ONI with him, so this fight will be a bit harder,
 since they aren't weak to anything and they like to use Rampage to hit
 everyone. For this reason, we should use hit-all magic attacks to help
 take out the Oni. Use something like Mabufu for a chance to freeze them
 or Mazio. If we can freeze or shock some of them, it will make this fight
 easier. Keep your health up otherwise and as long as no one is weak to
 lightning you'll be OK here.
 
 
 After he's dead, interact with machine here and hit the LEFT button. The
path will open up, so move forward and interact with the next machine on the
left. Hit the BUTTON here (no left or right...) and then go back to the
previous machine and hit the BUTTON (again, no choice). The way forward will
now be unlocked. Continue forward and we'll have to go right to another vault.
This is the last one though, I promise!



 VAULT: 3F
 ---------
 
 Head down the steps here... there's a dog ahead, but there's also a guard
to the left, so be careful when you ambush them (stay in cover until the
ambush and get in cover after the fight).

 Get the [_PIGGY BANK_] to the right here and note that the room on the left
has the last LOCKED CHEST in the palace. This one has a [_REVENGE MIRROR_]
accessory, a [_CHEWING SOUL_] and an [_AMETHYST_] in it. That revenge mirror
is a great accessory for anyone in general, as it has a chance of reflecting
damage back to the attacker.

 
 Go to the north hallway and right, but BE CAREFUL of the camera here turning
on and off. Hug the left railing and get the [_PIGGY BANK_] in the corner. Head
down the stairs now and be careful of another camera at the end. Once you get
to the corner be ready to ambush a guard. At the end of the hallway at least
you can destroy an electric box to disable the cameras.

 Continue north and you'll come to a LARGE room. Just past the door go LEFT
for a [_SUITCASE_]. In the next left cubby, look for a [_PIGGY BANK_]. Now,
there's guards up ahead patrolling... its the first "hard/red' guard I've seen
in this dungeon so far (Dead serious!).

 Ambush him to find its a "Defeated Avenger"... that mini boss from earlier!
He goes down easy to PSYCHIC attacks, as a reminder. There's also a dog and
another guard patrolling in the area. Use the corners for cover and ambush
both of them. There's also a guard to the SOUTH, but he is noticeably NOT
moving. You can ambush him of course, but you are likely facing "Defeated
Avenger" x2. Man, I wish I was strong enough to capture one of these guys.
But oh well... use psychic on him and all out attacks to kill them off for
a big reward.


 In the middle of this room is a place you can climb up to the top of the
shelves surrounding the room. Once you do that, head to the right/east and
jump over to the CHEST for some [_GOLD-TAINTED ARMOR_]. Sweet. Now let's go
left/west now to find a VENT we can use. This leads to a room with a PIN
reader on the left (we'll get to this, obviously) and a card reader on the
right. The PIN hint is "GOLD" by the way... yeah, that sounds about right,
but we don't have the code we need...


 Head north now and kill the dog. Further on there is a [_PIGGY BANK_] to
the left and we can break the electrical box we find to shut off the cameras.
Go EAST now following the hallway and turn north when you can. Nab the next
[_PIGGY BANK_] in the corner. The camera up ahead is turning on and off, but
time it and run past it for another [_PIGGY BANK_] and then break the electric
box to shut it off.

 Check the BLUE PIG for [_TORN PAGE 6_]. This one says "L = U + G, D = G".
So... "D=1" and "L=4"... and we know "G=1"... that's most of GOLD right there
although we still need the "O".


 Go back south now and head east. Hit the electrical box you find to shut off
even more cameras. South leads to the previous BIG room, and we don't need to
head that way right now, so go back EAST to where the PIN room is.

 Now, what we are about to do is very dangerous, so we want to be very smooth
here. There is a blue camera nearby, leading west. What we need to do is run
past this thing and AMBUSH the guard walking around. Tricky timing, but if you
watch the guard walking and time that with the camera you can do this (you will
also want to use GARU and PSYCHIC attacks for this fight).


 After the fight, go into the north room. There is a [_PIGGY BANK_] to the
right in here. Nab it and break the electrical box to the north. Inspec the
BLUE PIG next for [_TORN PAGE 5_] (we are a bit out of order) that says
"O+H=10". Well "H=2" from up above, so it must be that "O=8", right? Right.
We have the code now. It was the hardest one yet... niy still easy as long
as you remember previous codes.

 You can open the vault door to the east if you want, but it's not really
needed. Head back to the PIN MACHINE now and put in the code:

 o "L = U + G, D = G", "G=1"
 o "O+H=10", "H=2", "O=8"
 o "L = U + G, D = G", "L=4"
 o "L = U + G, D = G", "D=1"
 
 So, knowing all these, the code is "1841". Once you put it in, the vault
will unlock and we can head straight back. Go ahead. Head north and into
the elevator after a short scene about what kind of man Kaneshiro is.


 We've found the REAL VAULT now, and the distinctive  place where the
treasure will be located at! Whee, it's about time, right? We're done with

  
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Send the calling card
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Leave the Palace
 
 
 Head to the front gate now. Visit the Velvet Room and register all of your
Personas, but we can definitely do a couple of RANK UPS with the Strength
Persona / Twin Wardens.


 The first one, as you know, is that we need a MATADOR with "Magaru".
 
 You can get this pretty easily by doing a PERSONA EXECUTION with these
Personas: NEKOMATA with BERITH. Make sure Magaru gets passed on and you can
present it to the twins afterwards for the Rank Up:
  
 

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 |  CONFIDENT: TWIN WARDENS                                                   |
 |                                                                            |
 |  STRENGTH ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 3)                                         |
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 |  NEW ABILITY: LOCKDOWN                                                     |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Allows you to leave a Persona to learn an attribute          |
 |               resistance.                                                  |
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 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 Our next task is a "FLAUROS with TARUKAJA".
 
 We can do this now if we have the money (and you should definitely have the
money). It is an "Advanced Fusion", so a three-way execution. You need a
BERITH x ANDRAS x ELIGOR.

 
 Between all of those Personas, we will need to transfer Tarukaja. You can
have a regular Berith and Eligor here, but for Andras, you should get a Silky
and Kelpie Personas and FUSE them so he learns Tarukaja (or just level him up
to level 11 manually... but our time with Ohya should be handy here as fusing
an Andras will level up and get us Tarukaja easily enough).


 As an un-intended bonus for doing this, we get a trophy when we do our
first TRIPLE FUSION. Wheee!

 
(-NOTE-) You will get the "Nominationg the Twins" Bronze Trophy for
         doing your first "Group Guillotine" execution.

 

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 |  CONFIDENT: TWIN WARDENS                                                   |
 |                                                                            |
 |  STRENGTH ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 4)                                         |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 Our next objective is an AME-NO-UZUME with "Dodge Psy". Yeah, that will come
in time. Don't worry about it for now.


 OK, BEFORE we go back to our daily life, you DEFINITELY WANT ONE OF EACH OF
THESE PERSONA'S:


 o PRIESTESS
 o FORTUNE
 o TEMPERANCE
 o MOON
 o EMPEROR
 o LOVERS
 
 
 This is for spending time with people coming up. Be sure you have one of
each. Once that is done, save up and leave the palace. We did good work today
by doing all we did in one run. Right on! Virtual fist bump!? Oh yeah!


 INFILTRATION LOG:
 -----------------
 
 o Found an infiltration point          o Obtained a keycard
 
 o Infiltrated the bank basement        o Found a Safe Room
 
 o Found the giant partition            o Obtained the right key

 o Obtained the left key                o Opened the giant partition
 
 o Infiltrated the bank depths          o Found a Safe Room
 
 o Infiltrated the vault                o Found a Safe Room
 
 o Unlocked the first lock              o Unlocked the second lock

 o Unlocked the third lock              o Unlocked the fourth lock

 o Secured a route to the Treasure
 

 
 Head to bed afterwards of course. We'll send the calling card out soon
and end this thing.


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 JUNE 30TH (THURSDAY 6/30)
 -------------------------

 Go ahead and send out the calling card today.
 
 We'll have a discussion about how to do it, as no one knows him. Turns out
Makoto and Ryuji are taking care of it on their own, which we'll learn via
text as we go to Leblancs.
 
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Prepare for tomorrow's mission
 
 
 Well, there's not much else we can do today. Like the last time we did this
whole calling card thing, you want to go to your room and SAVE. Now, we want
to spend the night making lockpicks.

 Like last time, you want to MAKE LOCKPICKS until you get the [_PROFICIENCY +3_]
to PROCESS. This is the one with THREE NOTES and you will end up getting (a very
nice) FOUR lockpicks at the end.

 Reload until you get this. It only took me TWO tries this time, by the way.
MUCH better than last time! We're done with this month though and we're about
to take on Kaneshiro!



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 JULY 1ST (FRIDAY 7/01)
 ----------------------

 We'll get a seat on the train today. Sweet! Go ahead and read the new book
we got lately ("The Illusory Popess").


 o BOOK PROGRESS: THE ILLUSORY POPESS (1/2 TABS DONE)


 As we head to school, we'll also overhear people talking about "Fruit Tea"
at the diner on the way to class. Sounds like summer is switching some things
up!


 We'll get a question is class today:

 
 o QUESTION: ...But do you know what Chinese dish Zhuge Liang is credited
             for inventing?
 
 o ANSWER: Baozi.


 Of course you'll get your [_KNOWLEDGE +1_] boost when you answer correctly.
 
 
 OK, after all of that, we'll be headed towards Kaneshiro Palace. It's time
to take Kaneshiro's heart as that infectious music begins to play...

 
 o OBJECTIVE: Steal Kaneshiro's Heart
 
  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Steal the materialized Treasure
 
  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Head to the bank basement
 
  
 (-NOTE-) As USUAL (or should be usual), you want to focus on re-stealing
          the TREASURES in this Palace. You can get MOST of them one more
          time. At the very least, get the treasures from the last portions
          of the Palace.
          
          ALSO, this is your chance to obtain ANY LOCKED CHESTS you may not
          have gotten the first time through! Be sure to get them all!
          
          
 As far as WHO to take in this boss fight, I would recommend taking Makoto,
Morgana, and Ryuji. Kaneshiro has a fire attack, otherwise I'd be tempted to
swap Yusuke and Morgana, but oh well. Morgana is coming along primarily to
heal everyone (Media), but him and Makoto (or you even...) can all pull heal
duty as needed. ALSO, be sure you equip some WILD CLOG items. Resisting fear
can be very helpful in the upcoming fight!

 ALSO, if you can get the skill "Energy Shower", it will make this fight
MUCH easier as well...


 When you are ready, head to where the treasure is and you'll see Kaneshiro
is waiting on us. We're not stealing the treasure this time without a fight
it seems. Be sure to save (of course!) and confront him.

 I LOVE how they designed him here, by the way... very "fly like". Love the
arm movements! Get ready for a boss fight!



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 |                 ~ BOSS ENCOUNTER: JUNYA BAEL KANESHIRO ~                   |
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 |   This boss fight is two phases, and honestly I had an easier time         |
 |  with this fight more than any other. Part of that is likely due to the    |
 |  fact that I GRINDED QUITE A BIT in Kaneshiro's Palace (for that 200K      |
 |  plus that we needed). I was around level 28-29, for comparison.           |
 |                                                                            |
 |   The first part of this fight is very, very simple. We are facing         |
 |  Kaneshiro on his lonesome here. He has curse magic he can use to either   |
 |  hit one person or everyone (Eiga, Maeiga). He can also just use his       |
 |  normal attack on a single target member. Lastly, he can use "Evil Touch"  |
 |  to inflict FEAR on a target member. All of this isn't anything we can't   |
 |  handle though, and in fact you could PROBABLY just hit RUSH here and      |
 |  your party members would take him out.                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |   What you want to do though is beat him CLOSE to death and then make      |
 |  sure you heal up. You could also put attack up on Ryuji to get a head     |
 |  start on this second phase. Take Kaneshiro out and we'll enter the the    |
 |  second phase. It is very obvious as Kaneshiro calls forth a GIANT PIG     |
 |  ROBOT. Oh yeah... this is... this is special...                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |   This "Piggytron" has a bunch of new attacks. A bunch of them are         |
 |  "hit all" attacks, so you may need to put two people on healing at        |
 |  times to stay double-safe (better safe than sorry). The hit all attacks   |
 |  are "Metabolic Wave' which can hit everyone for around 100 damage or so   |
 |  and "Missile Party" (which is a good attack name) that hits about the     |
 |  the same and does fire damage and may cause burn as well. There's also    |
 |  a single hit attack called "Occular Vulcan" and probably the most         |
 |  annoying attack: Fear Gas. This.... comes out of the pig's back end       |
 |  (yeah...) and will try to hit everyone with the "Fear" status. This can   |
 |  get pretty bad the more people it connects with, so hopefully it will     |
 |  miss a few party members. Having that "Energy Shower" skill I mentioned   |
 |  up above is a god send as well for this one move alone.                   |
 |                                                                            |
 |   OK, onto the final move you NEED to watch out for. This is the           |
 |  "Super VIP Form / March of the Piggy" attack. If you are strong enough    |
 |  (and I have no doubt you are!) this attack is NOTHING to be worried of.   |
 |  As you know, Kaneshiro comes OUT of the robot when he does this move.     |
 |  You can actually TARGET HIM at this time. Do so and deplete his HP (even  |
 |  if you have to forego healing). Once you knock him out, he'll fall down   |
 |  and the attack will run over him instead of hitting us.                   |
 |                                                                            |
 |   If you don't stop the attack, the piggy will start to spin like crazy    |
 |  on the next round and after that he'll use "March of the Piggy" which is  |
 |  his ultimate attack. This roll-out move will deal 200-400 damage per      |
 |  character and can outright kill your party. If you MUST withstand this    |
 |  attack (and again... I highly recommend you just hit Kaneshiro off of     |
 |  the ball...), be SURE to guard and heal up afterwards.                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |   There IS a special move you can do during this fight if you want. When   |
 |  he is getting ready to roll out the second time, you can choose to        |
 |  "Distract" him with an item. This takes a team member and you need to     |
 |  be sure to throw a valuable item out for him (or he won't go for it),     |
 |  but honestly it is just easier to beat up on Kaneshiro and save your      |
 |  item for yourself.                                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 |   All in all this is a very easy boss all around, especially if you have   |
 |  reduce fear accessories and moves, combined with knowing to hit down      |
 |  Kaneshiro during the "Super VIP Form" attack. Check out his moves below   |
 |  and take him out.                                                         |
 |                                                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |   BOSS MOVES:                                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 | - Eiga: This is a single-target curse skill. Make sure you aren't weak     |
 |   to curse and you aren't about to die and you'll be OK. One of the        |
 |   weaker attacks that Kaneshiro has...                                     |
 |                                                                            |
 | - Attack: This is Kaneshiro's basic melee move. Rather low damage to       |
 |   a single target. The best attack you could get, really, except for       |
 |   maybe a missed "Evil Touch" down below...                                |
 |                                                                            |
 | - Evil Touch: You've seen this move before. This is a status ailment,      |
 |   that IF it hits will inflict FEAR on one target. This status may not     |
 |   hit at all, which is awesome. If it does hit, you can either cure it     |
 |   or wait it out. It will cause a party member to be "shaken" and skip     |
 |   a turn more often than not, but will cure itself in three turns. Also    |
 |   note that since we have RYUJI with us, he may just cure whoever gets     |
 |   this status ailment, but that's random and shouldn't be counted on.      |
 |                                                                            |
 | - Maeiga: This is the "hit all" attack Kaneshiro can do. Maeiga is         |
 |   medium curse damage to everyone. Again, make sure you are good on HP     |
 |   at all times and this won't be "death", but get Morgana to cast some     |
 |   media on you all anyways to stay topped up.                              |
 |                                                                            |
 | - Metabolic Wave: This is a hit all damage move where the the pig will     |
 |   raise up into the air and slam down, dealing around 100+ damage to       |
 |   the entire team. A good reason to have Media on hand...                  |
 |                                                                            |
 | - Ocular Vulcan: This move is done from the pig's "eyes", but is one       |
 |   of the weaker moves he can do. This is a single-target move that will    |
 |   do about 100 damage or so. Way better than the wave attack or the        |
 |   missile party, so pray this is the one you see the most!                 |
 |                                                                            |
 | - Missile Party: Another hit all attack. This does about the same amount   |
 |   of damage, but is a fire attack, and may cause burn as well. Very        |
 |   annoying, and the reason why I didn't bring anyone with a weakness to    |
 |   fire. And another great reason to have Media on hand!                    |
 |                                                                            |
 | - Super VIP Form/March of the Piggy: I'm combining these two moves in      |
 |   here as they are performed one after the other. This is actually         |
 |   his "Super Attack" but if you know what to do you won't get hurt         |
 |   when he does this. The key to this move is to target Kaneshiro ONLY.     |
 |   If you can drop his HP, you can make the piggy hit HIM instead of you    |
 |   and we'll be safe. Easy. No need to guard, take damage, or even throw    |
 |   an item to tempt Kaneshiro away.                                         |
 |                                                                            |
 | - Fear Gas: Probably the most annoying attack that Kaneshiro or the        |
 |   pig have. This gas can hit the ENTIRE party and potentially put fear     |
 |   on everyone. One reason I recommended using resist fear gear if you      |
 |   could. Energy Shower is also handy if you have it as well. Otherwise     |
 |   you have to endure until fear wears off. Be sure to keep healed up.      |
 |                                                                            |
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 Enjoy the scenes that occur afterward. Kaneshiro is sorry of course, but
not quite enough and also has some words about "someone else" who is using
the Metaverse... someone who is stronger than us? Someone using it for their
own gains?


 Not good...
 
 
 Well, for the night we have no choice but to sleep afterwards, but you
likely expected as much. May as well go to bed. We'll bond more with Morgana
here as he worries about being human. Poor guy...
 


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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
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 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: MORGANA                                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 |  MAGICIAN ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 5)                                         |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: PICKPOCKET                                                   |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance to obtain an item when Joker performs a melee         |
 |               attack.                                                      |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 This is handy, especially since it's a skill that activates with JOKER and
not just Morgana. Very nice. As we sleep tonight, we'll have another meeting
with Igor. He will also warn us of another Metaverse user as our bond deepens.
 


 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: PRISON MASTER                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  FOOL ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 6)                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: HIGH ARCANA BURST                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Increases the EXP bonus granted by Arcana Burst.             |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 Onto the next day...
 
 
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`---./¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯\,---'



 JULY 2ND (SATURDAY 7/02)
 ------------------------

 We'll get a call from Makoto here... apparently the debt has been called
off AND Kaneshiro has been taken into custody. Well crap! We've still got a
few days until the deadline though, so just be patient.


 During class we have FREE TIME, courtesy of our confidant link with Kawakami!
This is just... free, free time. There's nothing to complain about here! We
can read, make tools, sleep or study. I'm going to be doing a lot of reading
with this free time. For now, let's finish "The Illusory Popess".
 
 
 o BOOK PROGRESS: THE ILLUSORY POPESS (COMPLETE!)


 Finishing this book will give us a [_KINDNESS +3_] bump. Very nice!
 
 
 The teacher will come back shortly afterwards, but it will be the end of
school soon as well! Sweet!

 
 We'll get a few messages here. Three of them to be exact. Yusuke, Ann, and
Makoto. For our free time after school, I say we go start a bond with Makoto.
She is usually in the upstairs library or standing nearby. We can return our
book as well. May as well, since we're so close!


 Talk with Makoto and agree to go hang out (our Knowledge is high enough for
this, thankfully!). She'll take us to the courtyard. Reply "What do you plan
to do?" to hear of her plans, then "You're totally right". Heh, she wants to
go have some fun, huh? Answer the fun question however you like (I picked "The
Movie Theater") and soon we'll be out on the town with Makoto at the arcade.

 Answer however you wish at the arcade, but encourage her to try new things
and open her mind in general (which she'll do no matter what). In the end
she'll have some fun and will rank up with us:



 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: MAKOTO NIIJIMA                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  PRIESTESS ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 1)                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: SHADOW CALCULUS                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Allows you to see skills and potential item drops            |
 |               on the analysis screen.                                      |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 When we get home, we'll have a group text about a shogi player. Ryuji wants
to go check out how cute she is. Heh. Either way, we unlock another marker on
the map, which is awesome: KANDA.


 For now though, we want to go get the Fortune Arcana train rolling. This
means heading out to SHINJUKU and meeting with the fortune teller, and then
buying the "Holy Stone" for 100,000 YEN.

 This is a HUGE AMOUNT of money, but if you followed this guide and stocked
up during the last palace you can afford this easily. Head there now and buy
it, then watch the scenes that happen. Reply however you wish with Sojiro and
Morgana.


 We need to go confront Chihaya...


 If you get a text from Ryuji tonight, as callous as it is, go ahead and
DECLINE. We need to focus on pushing new confidants.


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 JULY 3ND (SUNDAY 7/03)
 ----------------------

 We'll get an invitation to hang out with Makoto during breakfast. Heh.

 Soon we'll be on our own though, and it is SUNDAY!
 
 You can check the SHOPPING CHANNEL to see that [_FREEZE SPRAY x10_] is on
sale for 3,980 Yen. This stuff does 50 ICE DMG to a foe if you use it on
them. Sort of a portable weakness item... if you need it (which you really
don't, but it could be handy... you never know...).


 After that, head to the UNDERGROUND WALKWAY and buy the juice for 5,000
Yen. This time it is "Onsen Aojiru". Drink it for a [_KINDNESS +1_] boost.
This is also a good time to sell off your treasure for the last dungeon run.
We should get quite a good chunk of change for it (I got around 56K, for a
bit of comparison).

 
 (-IMPORTANT NOTE-) Make sure you buys some books from the bookstore, since
                    we have ran out of library books! This is a good thing!
                    We need them for train trips and class free time! For
                    now, buy "Medjed Menace" and "Tidying the Heart". I
                    bought all of them, personally.
                    
                    ALSO, when we go to SHINJUKU later today, make sure you
                    have at least two MEGA FERTILIZERS from the plant store.


 After that, let's go spend some time with Makoto. She is in Aoyama-Itchome,
in FRONT of the school... on a Sunday. Why, I have no idea. But there she is.
Go choose to hang out with her.

 We'll travel to the red-light district. She'll let us know all about its
history. Pick "You're very well informed". After the encounters Makoto has,
pick "That was dangerous" and soon we'll have a rank up.



 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: MAKOTO NIIJIMA                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  PRIESTESS ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 2)                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: BATON PASS                                                   |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Allows you to pass your turn over to other Baton Pass        |
 |               users after a 1 More.                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 In the evening let's go visit the Fortune Teller again. We need to confront
her after all. We'll get a scene here instead. Pick whatever dialog options
you want here and in the end we'll get the boyfriend's name: "Yuya Uchimura".
This gives us our newest request:


 o REQUEST RECEIVED: Ending the Boyfriends Abuse
 
 
 Now, here's the kicker: we MUST complete this request in order to continue
the FORTUNE LINK with Chihaya. This means that we'll be going into Mementos
for the first time soon, but for now we'll be done for the day.
 
 
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`---./¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯\,---'



 JULY 4TH (MONDAY 7/04)
 ----------------------

 We'll get a seat on the train today! Let's go ahead and read a book. I did
the first half of "Medjed Menace" here:


 o BOOK PROGRESS: MEDJED MENACE (1/2 TABS DONE)


 Once we get to school, we'll have a question we'll need to answer:
 
 
 o QUESTION: Do you know the reason July and August each have
             thirty-one days?
 
 o ANSWER: Someone pretentious said so.
 
 
 What an answer! Ha! We'll get [_KNOWLEDGE +1_] for the right answer as
usual. After that we'll be done with school for the day.


 (-NOTE-) For the afternoon, we are going to head into MEMENTOS for the
          first time. It is going to be a three-dungeon run (the first area
          is SUPER small, so... two-dungeon run). It is also RANDOM, so I
          can't guide you through it. Check the MEMENTOS section of the guide
          for a general outline of each area though, which include the REQUESTS
          in the areas as well as the monsters you can find in each area (as
          well as how to negotiate with them).
 

 For THIS afternoon, head to the hideout and discuss the requests. You should
have four of them. You will all agree on them all, and these are the requests
that we'll be doing this afternoon:


 o REQUEST RECEIVED: Ending the Boyfriends Abuse

 o REQUEST RECEIVED: Phaton Thieves VS Burglary Ring
 
 o REQUEST RECEIVED: Sadism Is Just a Sign of Love
 
 o REQUEST RECEIVED: The Bark and Bite of a Bully
 
 
 I'll leave you to it. Check the MEMENTOS section and do the first three
areas you can do. Lots of gold, treasure and a couple of odd persona we can
recruit here.

 COMPLETE ALL FOUR REQUESTS. At the END, your infiltration log should look
like this:
 


 INFILTRATION LOG:
 -----------------
 
 o Reached Aiyatsbus                    o Found the Area 4 Waiting Room
 
 o Defeated Shadow Takanashi            o Defeated Shadow Makigami
 
 o Defeated Shadow Shimizu              o Reached the Aiyatsbus Depths

 o Reached Chemdah                      o Found the Area 5 Waiting Room
 
 o Defeated Shadow Uchimura             o Reached the Chemdah Depths


 
 We'll return home after our trip to Mementos. After a text chat, we'll get
our order from the shopping channel (the Freeze Spray). Go ahead and head to
bed now. Good job today!

 
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`---./¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯\,---'



 JULY 5TH (TUESDAY 7/05)
 -----------------------

 School passes quickly today.
 
 We'll get a text from Makoto after school, as she wants to hang out. Let's
go ahead and hang out with. Accept her text to go right away.
 
 
 We'll meet up with Eiko Takao here. She tells us what she was doing (not
that it's any of our business, really...), but we'll have to answer what we
were doing there. Say "You have the wrong idea" here. The conversation gets
pretty lively after this.

 When you get a chance, pick "You can change" (although you KNOW what I want
to pick...). We'll get a rank up shortly afterwards...



 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: MAKOTO NIIJIMA                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  PRIESTESS ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 3)                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: BRAINIAC TALK                                                |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance to step in after Shadow negotiation fails,            |
 |               allowing a retry.                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 We will get TONS of messages when we get home. They are mostly from our trip
to mementos though. The vast majority of them.


 For this evening, I ended up doing some laundry (you can do up to four items
at one time, I had KAWAKAMI help with this so I didn't have to use my time).


 After that, I went to SHINJUKU. With all the money I got from Mementos and
Kaneshiro Palace, I went ahead and bought the books from the local bookstore
in Shinjuku:



 .————————————————————————————.
(   - HINOKUNIYA BOOKSTORE -   )_______________________________________________
 `————————————————————————————´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯

                               -$-   BOOKS   -$-
                               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
                               
 Batting Science            2,800 Yen        Cinema Treasures          2,800 Yen

 
 
 (-NOTE-) Only two books here, so I bought them both.
          
          

                                                 .————————————————————————————.
 _______________________________________________(   - HINOKUNIYA BOOKSTORE -   )
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯`————————————————————————————´

 

 After that go and talk to Chihaya and she'll learn about the boyfriend thing,
confirming it herself. "Confirming". Tell her "Fate is not absolute" and then
"I didn't make any deals". She's pretty sure we did something though. State
"I'm not capable of that stuff" and she'll come up with a deal for us in order
for us to prove ourselves... state "I get nothing out of this" to this deal
though.
 
 
 Hmmm... we get offered fortune telling at any time we want, huh? Well, we
want this confidant link, so say "All right, I guess". A deal has been
struck...
 


 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: FORTUNE TELLER                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  FORTUNE ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 1)                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: LUCK READING                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Temporarily increase the growth rate of a selected           |
 |               social stat.                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'


 
 Head back home now. We'll get our laundry back, which is nice! What service!
Time will march on to another day...

 
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`---./¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯\,---'



 JULY 6TH (WEDNESDAY 7/06)
 -------------------------

 We'll get FREE TIME in class today, as it is Kawakami's class. Sweet!


 o BOOK PROGRESS: MEDJED MENACE (COMPLETE!)


 For finishing the book, we get a nice [_KNOWLEDGE +3_] boost. Very nice!
 
 
 For our afternoon activity, since it is raining, let's spend some time at
Shibuya Diner. Order the coffee (like most of the times we go) and at the
end you will get [_KNOWLEDGE +3_] and [_GUTS +1_].


 Tonight, we can't go check in with Chihaya. Just as a note, we can NEVER
go see her when it is raining. So tonight is a no go...

 Instead, let's spend some time with Kawakami. We won't get a rank up here
but we will next time for sure. We'll move onto the next day...


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`---./¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯\,---'



 JULY 7TH (THURSDAY 7/07)
 ------------------------

 We'll get a question in class today:


 o QUESTION: What's the traditional food of Tanabata?
 
 o ANSWER: Soumen.
 
 
 Huh. You learn something new every day! We'll get [_KNOWLEDGE +1_] for the
right answer as usual. Ugh... finals are coming up on the 13th, huh? Bleck...
at least our Knowledge is much higher, right!?


 After school, we get a message from Chihaya. She'll be CLOSED during rainy
days, but will now be available during the DAY for our fortunes and at night
for our tests (rank ups). I, um... told you about this up above, didn't I?

 We also get messages from Makoto and Yusuke, both who want to hang out. For
now, let's go hang out with Makoto. Accept her text invitation and head over
right away.


 Makoto will talk about her troubles with us. Pick "That's unlike you" here
for some points. She is apparently growing close to Eiko as well. Hah! Pick
"Don't you have goals" when you can, and after that (and the text message)
pick "Why do you use it?". She'll share some things about her father here,
so pick "It's an amazing goal" after that to make her quite happy. We will
rank up shortly afterwards:



 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: MAKOTO NIIJIMA                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  PRIESTESS ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 4)                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: FOLLOW UP                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance to perform a follow-up attack if Joker's attack       |
 |               does not down the enemy.                                     |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 For our evening, I once again ran the washing machine. I got a lot of dirty
clothing, what can I say? I also had Kawakami do it for me, of course.


 With my evening time, I went and spent some time with Chihaya. Today, she
will be giving a fortune with a woman who isn't getting credit in the
workplace.

 Pick what you want for the first two responses (I choose "Encourage Her"
and then "Overturn your fate!"). When it comes to the third choice though,
you NEED to pick "Open your mind to change". This will lead us to a rank
up:



 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: FORTUNE TELLER                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  FORTUNE ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 2)                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 Well, after out clothing back, our day will be over...
 
 
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`---./¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯\,---'



 JULY 8TH (FRIDAY 7/08)
 ----------------------

 We'll grab a seat on the train today! Sweet! Go ahead and read something
here. I am reading "Tidying the Heart", one of the books I mentioned you
should buy recently. We are really getting a ton of reading done lately!


 o BOOK PROGRESS: TIDYING THE HEART (1/2 TABS DONE)


 We'll also get a question during class today:

 
 o QUESTION: What is a common trait of almost all shaved-ice syrups on
             the market?
 
 o ANSWER: They have the same flavor.
 
 
 We will get a [_KNOWLEDGE +1_] bump as always. Very nice!
 
 
 For this afternoon, we are doing another new first. Working at the Flower
Shop job. We'll need to do this a few times in order to unlock a request
in the future.

 Working this job today consists of... doing nothing. We're just watching
right now. Once the job is done, we will get [_3,200 YEN_] and will get a
bonus of [_KINDNESS +2_]. This will be enough to give us a kindness rank up!
 
 
 o KINDNESS RANK UP! (KINDNESS RANK 3: EMPATHETIC)
 
 
 For our evening, we get to push our kindness up even further, as our PLANT
needs a feeding again. Use the MEGA FERTILIZER and we'll get [_KINDNESS +3_]
as a reward.


 Since that thankfully doesn't take any time, and we can't go spend time
with Chihaya, let's call over Kawakami. We'll be able to get a rank up
tonight.

 When Kawakami comes over, she'll want to work... but then will immediately
want to take a break! Hah, that's like her! Pick "Want to rest a bit?" here
and then "Are you all right?". It's nice she can rest a bit, right? At the
end, pick "Don't overdue it". We'll get our rank up soon after that:



 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: SADAYO KAWAKAMI                                                |
 |                                                                            |
 |  TEMPERANCE ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 6)                                       |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'


 
 That's all we have for today. Onward to tomorrow. The deadline is upon us!

 
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`---./¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯\,---'



 JULY 9TH (SATURDAY 7/09)
 ------------------------

 Today's the day of the Kaneshiro deadline. You'll hear about it throughout
the day, but it's not quite... as satisfying as the other deadlines. We do
get a trophy for it however:

 
(-NOTE-) You will get the "Bank of Gluttony Goes Bankrupt" Bronze Trophy for
         witnessing Kaneshiro's fallout today!


 The day goes onward of course. Example: we get a question at school today:

 
 o QUESTION: What is the sum of angles a through e?
 
 o ANSWER: 180 degrees.
 
 
 Answer correctly for our [_KNOWLEDGE +1_] boost.
 
 After school we'll be at the hangout for some scenes. As you probably saw a
bit earlier, our popularity soars once again. It's around 35% believe now I
think. Wow, we're getting up there!

 After that will be a scene with Makoto and the Principal. Way to go,
Makota! We'll meet up later with the gang as well, talking about studying,
exams and where to go party! Hehehe...

 We'll be left with some objectives afterwards:


 o OBJECTIVE: Prove your justice to society
 
  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Observe the case's progress

  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Celebrate your success
  
  
 For the evening, let's go ahead and spend time with Kawakami (I want to say
that Chihaya wasn't available... but can't quite remember to be honest. We
want Kawakami at Rank 10 anyways...).

 We're just spending time with her at this point. No rank up, but we'll be
ready for one next time we see her.


 Head to bed after that and tonight we'll get a "Real World" scene... a result
of our story including Makoto... Sae Niijima is obviously going to be affected
by this, but we end up making a "deal":



 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: PROSECUTOR                                                     |
 |                                                                            |
 |  UUDGEMENT ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 1)                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'


 
 She also ends up revealing who our next target is... or was... @MEDJED ?


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`---./¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯\,---'



 JULY 10TH (SUNDAY 7/10)
 -----------------------

 Today is a bit of a wash, which is a shame since it is Sunday...
 
 We end up taking care of Leblanc's today. Nothing we can do about it.
Answer the couple you interact with however you wish. The scene will change
to the SIU director after this, who clearly knows more than he should...

 We'll get some study scenes after this. A firework festival sounds nice.
Sounds like classic Persona, doesn't it? Hehe...


 After the get together, we'll get a call from Mishima. He'll have a
request for us:


 o REQUEST RECEIVED: The Lovesick Cyberstalking Girl


 Yeah, you've likely seen her before, if you've paid attention at school
that is. Afterwards, we have no choice but to go to bed. Grrr...


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`---./¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯\,---'



 JULY 11TH (MONDAY 7/11)
 -----------------------

 We'll meet with Akechi on the train ride today. Always interesting...
 
 After that we'll get a question at school:

 
 o QUESTION: What is the name of the light-producing substance in fireflies?
 
 o ANSWER: Luciferin.
 
 
 We'll get our [_KNOWLEDGE +1_] bump like normal. For our afternoon activity
let's work the FLOWER SHOP job once more. It is the shop in the Underground
Mall, remember.
 
 Today, we have to do a bit more than just watch. We have to put together a
bouquet! We'll be asked to pick out THREE "Large brightly-colored flowers".

 The key to doing this is LARGE and BRIGHT. You want to pick out these
three flowers to make the best bouquet you can:

 o "Scarlet Rose"
 o "Gold Gerbera"
 o "Gecko Orchid"

 For doing a good job today, we'll get [_4,300 YEN_] and [_KINDNESS +3_].
 
 
 For our evening, let's go spend time with Yuuki. You can find him in
Shinjuku (Chihaya is packing up today, so no go there). He'll want to go
hang out, so do so.

 Turns out we're meeting up with some girls? Really!? What a smoother guy!
Or... not. Pick whatever dialog options you wish here (Mishima's rank ups
are based on requests done), but you do get points for saying "Great Idea"
and then "We're part of... the Phandom?". Go through all of the dialog and
at the end, tell him "It's not your fault" we'll get our rank up: 



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: YUUKI MISHIMA                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  MOON ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 3)                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: MISHIMA'S ENTHUSIASM                                         |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Increases EXP earned from battle.                            |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 And that's it for today...


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 JULY 12TH (TUESDAY 7/12)
 ------------------------

 We'll get a question in school today (I wrote a bit more of it than I
needed to, honestly):

 
 o QUESTION: This is a painting of the most famous gentleman thief in
             Japanese history. What was the name of the gentleman thief
             whose family was boiled alive during the Sengoku period?
 
 o ANSWER: Ishikawa Goemon
 
 
 We'll get our [_KNOWLEDGE +1_] boost after that. Once class is done, check
your phone for a message from Mishima. It is related to the bully case we
dealt with earlier. Who bullies the bullies?


 o REQUEST RECEIVED: One Who Bullies Bullies
 
 
 We also get a study request. We're going to blow that off.
 
 
 BUT FIRST!
 
 We are not done "fully verifying" the request earlier. We need to do some
INVESTIGATION before we get the name that we need. To do this, head out to
the FRONT GATE of the school and to the left. Eavesdrop on the students to
the right to learn what's going on. And more importantly, we get a name
here: "Yoshimori Sakoda". This will update our request:


 o REQUEST RECEIVED: One Who Bullies Bullies
 
 
 It also gives us a tutorial:
 
 
       TUTORIAL - FIND THE TARGET:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  Find the name of an unknown target through investigation. Once revealed,
 |  discuss the target with your friends at the hideout.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 After that, let's go hang out with Yusuke. He's ready for a rank up and, as
you recall, hangs out in the Underground Walkway people-watching...

 Yusuke will take us out to the park... so we could row for him! Ha! Go ahead
and pick "I should bring a girl here". This fits in with what Yusuke wants to
capture... "love". Ugh. Well... the scenes here are enjoyable at least! Haha!

 Once the truth is out, pick "Love comes in all forms" and after a bit of
dialog we'll get a rank up:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: YUSUKE KITAGAWA                                                |
 |                                                                            |
 |  EMPEROR ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 4)                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: ARTIST TALK                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance to step in after Shadow negotiation fails,            |
 |               allowing a retry.                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 After that, we'll be... profiled ourselves. Yeah... all walks of life...
 
 
 For our evening, we'll get three messages. One more study request (ignore),
Ohya wants to hang out, and Chihaya wants to hang out. Let's head over to
Shinjuku and see Chihaya. Accept her request from your phone.

 
 We'll witness a man in a marriage proposal problem. Follow his heart, or
go for the money? Pick "Follow his heart" here and after that, choose "Thieves
may steal her away". Things will turn out quite well after this, and we'll get
another rank up!



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: FORTUNE TELLER                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  FORTUNE ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 3)                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: MONEY READING                                                |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Temporarily increases money earned from battle.              |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'


 
 And that's it for today.


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 JULY 13TH (WEDNESDAY 7/13)
 --------------------------

 Today is the second set of EXAMS. As you remember from the first set, this
week is NOTHING BUT QUESTIONS. Our next few days will be nothing but that,
so buckle up. Here we go!
 
 
 o QUESTION: Which of these phrases has its origins in this shogi piece?
 
 o ANSWER: "Nouveau riche".
 

 o---------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 
 
 o QUESTION: Goemon was popular because he wasn't just a thief. He was a...
 
 o ANSWER: Gentleman Thief.
 

 o---------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 
 
 o QUESTION: And the person in power who had it in for Goemon was...
 
 o ANSWER: Toyotomi Hideyoshi.


 o---------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 
 
 o QUESTION: And, Goemon's death after he got captured by Hideyoshi is
             famous too...
 
 o ANSWER: He was boiled alive.
 

 Whew, onto the next day of questions!
 
 
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 JULY 14TH (THURSDAY 7/14)
 -------------------------

 Another day, another set of questions...
 
 
 o QUESTION: Which of the following statements are true of this organism?
 
 o ANSWER: It's not related to crabs.
 

 o---------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 
 
 o QUESTION: What is said to be the reason why people began dreaming
             in color?
 
 o ANSWER: Television.


 Whew, onto the next day of questions!


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 JULY 15TH (FRIDAY 7/15)
 ----------------------

 And yet another day of questions!
 
 
 o QUESTION: Which of these was made using the silver ratio?
 
 o ANSWER: B4-size paper.
 

 o---------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 
 
 o QUESTION: Define "syn" and "aisthesis", the Greek root words of
             "synesthesia".
 
 o ANSWER: "Together" and "senses".


 Onto the 16th!


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 JULY 16TH (SATURDAY 7/16)
 -------------------------

 Today is the last day of exams. We'll work our problems automatically here,
which is the game judging your "Knowledge" score. Ours should be "3" or
"Scholarly" right now, so we won't do TOO bad.


 We'll have a team meeting afterwards discussing the exams and the party,
so just enjoy the scenes until the evening.


 Tonight we'll get some messages from Yuuki and Kawakami. Both want to hang
out with us. Since it's raining, no luck on Chihaya, by the way, so go ahead
and invite Kawakami over... only she isn't responding. You'll learn she's in
the hospital once you use the phone. Oh crap... let's go visit her.

 You'll get to see the people essentially blackmailing her during this trip
though. Once you get a chance, pick "Don't pay them". She'll like that, but
the "parents" stick to being horrible humans. Pick "Think this through more"
after they leave followed by "Isn't there another way?". She'll be done for
now though, but we'll get our rank up:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: SADAYO KAWAKAMI                                                |
 |                                                                            |
 |  TEMPERANCE ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 7)                                       |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: SUPER HOUSEKEEPING                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Allows you to also request Kawakami to make curry or         |
 |               infiltration tools for you.                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 Once we're in bed, we'll get a message from ANN to go hang out at the movies
with her. We haven't see the new movie yet, so go ahead and COMMIT right now
to go out with her.


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 JULY 17TH (SUNDAY 7/17)
 -----------------------

 SUNDAY! Nice! We'll go hang out with ANN today. Feels like a date, right?
Enjoy the movie, you charmer you, and we'll get [_CHARM +3_] as a bonus.
Naturally! Out in the lobby, pick "I get you" for some more points. I must
say, I liked the "Cake Knight Rises" a bit better...


 Once evening comes, remember that you can go visit the UNDERGROUND WALKWAY
to buy some juice. Do so and buy the "Seafood Aojiru" for 5,000 YEN. Drinking
it will get you [_KNOWLEDGE +1_]. For some reason, there's no SHOPPING CHANNEL
today, so no need to worry about that.

 Now, let's go hang out with Chihaya. No rank up today, but we get points up
with her and we'll rank up soon. Guaranteed next time!


 That's all there is for today!


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 JULY 18TH (MONDAY 7/18)
 -----------------------

 Today's the day of the summer festival. Honestly, it's a day to just sit
back and enjoy the dialog and scenes. Pick whatever dialog you wish as well
as there's no confidant links at all (although leaving without the girls
would be... just a jerk move...).

 There's even some actual cut-scenes here to watch as well! Very nice!
 
 
 At the end of the day, we'll be back in Leblanc's. Pick whatever dialog
option you want here when Sae leaves as well as in regards to the TV report
and Medjed. We, um... we REALLY need more info on Medjed...


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Obtain intel on Medjed

 
 No choice but to sleep after that, so let's go to bed. To bad the festival
was a bit of a let-down...


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 JULY 19TH (TUESDAY 7/19)
 ------------------------

 We'll get our test results at school today. "Better than average". Much
better than last time! We'll actually get [_CHARM +2_] at this point. We'll
get some texts during class as well where we're told the 25th is a school
day. Bah...

 After class, we'll get an updated objective as well:
 

 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Be cautious of Medjed


 After school, you'll get two texts: one from Ann, one from Makoto, both
wanting to hang out. Let's go meet up with Ann today (it's been awhile).


 We'll meet her and Shiho up on the school roof. This is actually a very
touching moment, for Shiho. Pick "Why did you want to come here?". After
she explains, pick "She's gone, isn't she?". Lots of touching moments to
see after that...

 After she's gone, pick "Hang in there" for some points. The next choice
we have is very... fateful...


.————————————————————————.                            .————————————————————————.
| ~ LOVE IS IN THE AIR ~ |   ( - IMPORTANT NOTE - )   | ~ LOVE IS IN THE AIR ~ |
`————————————————————————´                            `————————————————————————´


 o Choose "You have me" for a ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP with ANN.
 
 o Choose "You have the others" for a FRIENDSHIP with ANN.
 
 
 This is a personal choice, so it is entirely up to you. Either way you will
rank up, and while you CAN have more than one girlfriend, there WILL be a day
of RECKONING.


 (-NOTE-) I'm personally continuing with a FRIENDSHIP with Ann. Choose
          what you will though. Entirely up to you.

          

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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: ANN TAKAMAKI                                                   |
 |                                                                            |
 |  LOVERS ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 9)                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: PROTECT                                                      |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance to shield Joker from an otherwise fatal attack.       |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 We'll be back home at Leblanc's after helping Ann out. Yusuke will give us
a long (and unhelpful) summary of Medjed. Heh.

 We'll get messages from Ohya and Chihaya here. Let's spend time with Chihaya
today, so reply to her text message and go see her. We'll meet up away from
the fortune table. Pick "Do you want to test it again?". She'll spill her
guts out to us. Pick "Trust in yourself" after that for a good boost of points.
She'll tell us about her hometown a bit. Pick "That sounds peaceful", and soon
she'll throw her stone away. Which reminds me we've spent 100,000 Yen on her.
Ugh... pick "I think it'll work" though. Soon we'll get our rank up:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: FORTUNE TELLER                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  FORTUNE ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 4)                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'


 
 As we sleep tonight, we will be summoned. Igor will talk to us about the
"Unseen Form" of Medjed, asking us to overcome this and become a magnificent
thief... Huh...


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 JULY 20TH (WEDNESDAY 7/20)
 --------------------------

 TODAY! Oh man, today is FULL of surprises...
 
 During lunch today we'll get a very intriguing message. This "Alibaba" seems
to have us nailed. Answer however you wish and then we'll have a team meeting
to discuss it.

 The team will decide to meet up at Leblanc's. Sojiro pauses at this and the
name "Niijima", but leaves us be as he gives us an envelope... a calling card?

 Things are getting interesting to say the least!
 
 
 Mishima will text us during the evening as well. He really is trying his
best, isn't he? We get a new objective here as well:


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Wait for contact from Alibaba


 Morgana won't let us out to do anything else tonight, so go ahead and go to
bed. Bah...


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 JULY 21ST (THURSDAY 7/21)
 -------------------------

 After a message from Ryuji, we'll get another... message from Alibaba.
We can actually talk back this time. Choose what you will here (personally
I liked saying "Who is this?" over and over). We'll be FORCED to ask for a
name eventually... which we'll get: "Futaba Sakura".

 Sakura...
 
 At the team meeting, everyone will remember Sojiro's last name. Holy carp.
But... does he have a family? Huh... I feel dumb all of a sudden! We need
to ask Sojiro about this.


 Pick what dialog choice you wish and Sojiro will storm off. There's GOT
to be something here... we'll get some more text discussion and soon we'll
have another objective:


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Look into Futaba Sakura
 

 Not much else to do today, like yesterday, so just go to sleep and time
will march on... 


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 JULY 22ND (FRIDAY 7/22)
 -----------------------

 Well, today we'll have to look into Futaba. After school and a reminder
that we have school on Monday, we'll be in Yongen-Jaya in order to look
into Futaba.

 Go ahead and ask around the streets here. Anyone with a "..." above their
head. Even up to Sojiro's house and down the Leblanc alley. The BEST piece
of talk we get is a shopper, just past the store, who mentions Sojiro buys
enough food for three people...

 Go into the store once you've talked to everyone, but they won't be any
help. Morgana mentions we should ask Sojiro. We will automatically go back
to Leblanc's next where we'll see Sae really digging into Sojrio. Oh man,
she drops all sorts of bombs on us...

 Once you get a chance, say "Custody?" followed by "Is Futaba your daughter?"
to get... well, not much info. It doesn't affect us, huh? I disagree. Plus,
the boss should be more open, right?


 Either way, after this there's not much more we can do today. Go ahead and
go to sleep when you can. As usual lately, we can't do anything else.


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 JULY 23RD (SATURDAY 7/23)
 -------------------------

 We'll have another team meeting today in the hideout, mainly focused on
Futaba, as well as what Sojiro is capable of. Pick what you want here, but
I choose "There's no way". I just can't imagine it.

 Alibaba will contact us soon, wondering why we haven't done anything and
threatening us after that. Lovely. We'll end up asking about palaces here
(choose what you want) to learn they have no idea. Figures. Ask if you can
meet them next. She... doesn't like that idea though.

 In fact, our deal falls through a bit here. This... isn't good. We really
do need that hacker on our side! Bah. We'll be at home soon after that as
we have a text chat before bed.


 Again, nothing we can do today. We have to go to sleep. It's a running
theme at this point!


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 JULY 24TH (SUNDAY 7/24)
 -----------------------

 We'll see a scene between Akechi and Sae Niijima here. It sounds like they
will be our downfall, at some point, doesn't it? Well, not much we can do
about it right now...


 After that scene, its time for sushi! We'll get a NEW MAP MARKER due to
this (yes!): GINZA SUSHI BAR. We'll head there automatically.


 During the meal, the chance of Sojiro being an abuser pops up again. Pick
"No chance" (although it is up to you). Man, wish I was there with them.
Ryuji will once again demonstrate why he's an idiot and soon our meal will
be done.


 We'll run into Akechi after that. The scenes here are really interesting,
as Akechi just puts all the pieces together and even taunts us about his
knowledge. Answer however you wish here (I think it's funny, but I threw
Ryuji under the bus here). Oddly enough we also get a rank up with Akechi
as well:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: GORO AKECHI                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |  JUSTICE ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 2)                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 This MEDJED group sounds like they are ramping things up as they talk about
attacking Japan if we don't respond. Oh wow. How in the world could anyone
be on their side at this point!?

 
 We'll go back to Leblanc's after that. How will we get Alibaba's help?
Makoto comes through here again, deducing that Alibaba... may be Futaba
herself. Oh wow, smart Makoto! She'll suggest we go see the boss. Pick
whatever option you choose...


 Enjoy the scenes here as we kind-of... let ourselves in. Wow... the scenes
here are just crazy. It's just a little lightning people! Oh my... we'll be
busted soon, as you'll see, but still... that figure that shows up and then
disappears! Gold!


 We'll have some scenes at Leblanc after that where Sojiro finally explains
everything. Crazy. Yes, you SHOULD have told us all of this sooner. Pick
whatever dialog options you want here as we learn the truth.
 

 We'll talk amongst ourselves once Sojiro leaves. After a bit of talking,
we will realize that Morgana isn't here! Huh... the rest will leave soon
before the trains stop.


 We'll be in our room soon, so try to go to bed and Morgana will show up.
He'll have done a bit of scouting on Futaba. Very nice. We'll head to bed
soon after that.


 The day won't be over though, as we have a "real world" scene with Sae
next. Go ahead and answer as you wish and we'll get a rank up soon:
 


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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: PROSECUTOR                                                     |
 |                                                                            |
 |  UUDGEMENT ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 2)                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'


 
 The day will end after that!
 

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 JULY 25TH (MONDAY 7/25)
 -----------------------

 We'll have school today, but it will be over soon (thankfully we don't
have to listen to the lecture...).


 Afterwards, we'll meet at Leblanc. Enjoy the dialog here as everyone will
agree that we should try and get into Futaba's Palace. Morgana will hang
back with us here and we'll bond a bit more, leading to a rank up:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: MORGANA                                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 |  MAGICIAN ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 6)                                         |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: ACE TOOLS                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Allows you to craft all infiltration tools.                  |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 It's no good though... we can't find the right keywords to get in. So...
the group will decide to sneak in. We get right to Futaba's door thanks to
Morgana...

 Here we will get to "talk" to Futaba... through text at least. Eventually.
It takes some prodding but soon we can ask some questions about how she views
this house. Go ahead and pick "How is living in this house?", followed by
"Why don't you go out?" and then upon the shocking answer, pick "Why do you
think that?".


 "Tomb". Well, that makes sense I suppose, but Ryuji is dumb again and puts
us IN the palace. Notice how are clothes didn't change. That's new, as
Morgana explains. We get an actual cut-scene here as well. Very nice! Let's
enjoy it!



 FUTABA'S PALACE
 ---------------
 
 We're at her palace, in the beginning area:
 
 
 PYRAMID ENTRANCE
 ----------------
 
 Well then... we finally have control. As well as objectives:

 
 o OBJECTIVE: Steal Futaba's Heart
 
  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Infiltrate the Pyramid
  
  
 Go ahead and explore to the left. You can jump up and slide down the slope
although this is just to fill in the map. Head right after that. We can
examine the town in the distance here as well as see a set of stairs leading
down to a locked door. A shortcut for a later date, no doubt!


 Head inside the front entrance once you are done filling out the map.
 

 GREAT CORRIDOR
 --------------
 
 Continue onward and upward. There is nothing standing in our way and there's
really only one way we can go. Eventually you will run into a figure. Talk to
her. This... could go better. Our clothes change after the talk... we are now
labeled thieves, no doubt, and will need to run away. We'll come back another
day, for sure...
 

 Afterwards, Futaba will demonstrate her ability and will take down the
Phan-site server... heh. We should believe in her for sure! A couple new
objectives pop up here as well:

 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Stop Medjed's plan
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Steal Futaba's Heart
 
 
 ALSO, once you get home (SUPER IMPORTANT), be sure you use some MEGA
FERTILIZER on your plant. We'll get [_KINDNESS +3_] for doing so, which is
super nice!


 Nothing left to do for today, so let's head to bed.


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`---./¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯\,---'



 JULY 26TH (TUESDAY 7/26)
 ------------------------

 As you can see from the top of the screen, we have 26 days to get to Futaba's
treasure and heart... No sweat, right!? We get a tutorial today as well...
 

       TUTORIAL - INFILTRATING MEMENTOS:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  Requests will appear on the Phantom Aficionado Website as rumors of
 |  the Phantom Thieves spread. Use these tips to track targets in Mementos.
 |
 |  Exploring Mementos and defeating Shadows is an effective way to gain
 |  experience. Grow stronger and defeat familiar and rare Shadows in
 |  Mementos.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
 We get THREE messages today. Ann, Yusuke and Makoto, some for hangouts and
one to remind us that there is a new PALACE to take on. We'll do that palace
at the end of the month, pushing stats and confidant ranks until then.
 
 
 Let's go ahead and hang out with Makoto today (we have plenty of time).
Choose to meet up with her from your phone and we'll be off. Agree to hang
out with her and we'll head into the school's courtyard.

 Well, apparently Eiko has a new boyfriend? Huh. Pick "That sounds suspicious"
here for some good points, She wants to meet him though... and we'll have to
play a role to help out. Heh. Pick "I got this" here (although I want to pick
the last one...). She'd already made plans though. Heh... we'll rank up soon
afterwards:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: MAKOTO NIIJIMA                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  PRIESTESS ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 5)                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 No abilities this time. What a shame! Oh well...
 
 
 (-NOTE-) Our next RANK UP with Makoto will require "CHARM RANK 5 (DEBONAIR)".
          As you can guess, we won't have this for awhile. So... she is going
          to be put on hold for awhile.
 
 
 We'll be at Leblanc's afterwards. After a text message about current events
we'll have to decide what to do tonight. Ohya and Chihaya both want us to
hang out. Let's go see Chihaya.


 She'll show us a lot of books she's found to give advice to her clients.
Heh. Tell her "You're such a hard worker" here for maximum points. After
that say "But what?" and we'll soon be interrupted. This "Chairman" person
is affecting her somehow. Clearly. Pick "Are you in trouble" after that and
she'll dismiss us, but will be pleased regardless, leading to a rank up:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: FORTUNE TELLER                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  FORTUNE ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 5)                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: FATE READING                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Provides a preview of some abilities for a Confidant         |
 |               of your choice.                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'


 
 This comes with a tutorial by the way:


       TUTORIAL - FATE READING:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  By getting your fate read, you can find out a Confidant's future
 |  abilities. They will then be viewable from the Confidant menu.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
 Not too helpful, since we have the internet and all...
 
 
 As we are in bed tonight, we will get a message about Yusuke coming over
to Leblancs to hang out. There's a note below about these hangouts, so be
sure to read it, but this call is just a heads-up...


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 JULY 27TH (WEDNESDAY 7/27)
 --------------------------

 We'll get a wake up call stating Yusuke is here, which comes with a tutorial.
Be sure to read the note below!
 

       TUTORIAL - INVITING A CONFIDANT TO YOUR ROOM:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  If your Confidants send you a message prior, they might visit Leblanc
 |  and you can invite them up to your room to spend time with them.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
 (-IMPORTANT NOTE-) You will get these "Hangout Opportunities" during the
                    summer break. However, I've found it REALLY IS NOT WORTH
                    IT to spend all day with people. Mainly because you don't
                    get Confidant Rank Ups out of it.
                    
                    You do get stat and relationship boosts in the daytime
                    (based on dialog choices) and relationship boosts and
                    coffee items at night, but again these really aren't
                    worth using your time for if you are trying to make the
                    most out of your time.
 

 For today, I went to the "Second-hand Shop" near Leblancs. Here you can buy
a couple of key items: the "Retro Game Set" for 7,800 Yen and "Gambla Goemon"
for 5,200 Yen. I bought both of these items.


 Next up, head to the Underground Mall to hang out with Ann. We are SO CLOSE
to getting her to rank 10, but we won't rank up this time. We'll be able to
the next time though. I ended up just taking her to Shibuya, by the way, and
got three confidant points.


 For our evening activity, let's push our stats up more. It is raining right
now, so we can go to the DINER in Shibuya and order COFFEE to once again get
a very nice [_KNOWLEDGE +3_] boost and a [_GUTS +1_] boost.
 
 
 In bed tonight we'll get a message from Ryuji about coming over tomorrow.
Do what you wish, guy! Goodnight!

 
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`---./¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯\,---'



 JULY 28TH (THURSDAY 7/28)
 -------------------------

 Well, another day. Today let's go to the Underground Walkway and hang out
with Yusuke. He is ripe for a rank up, even if he didn't message us.

 
 He'll end up taking us to the church today, as well as come up with a new
theme to focus on. Anguish! Oh man, we're in trouble. When you get the first
dialog option, pick "Do you want me to strip?". Ahaha, this is good stuff.

 After the posing session, the priest will come wonder what we are up to.
He's saving us! Still, Yusuke's idea of anguish seems to be wrong in this
case. Pick "It doesn't look like it" next (even if that sounds horrible!)
and we'll push Yusuke to try even harder, leading to a rank up:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: YUSUKE KITAGAWA                                                |
 |                                                                            |
 |  EMPEROR ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 5)                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: ADEPT DUPLICATION                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Allows Yusuke to use Blank Cards to duplicate                |
 |               mid-rank Skill Cards.                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 We'll get a message from Chihaya when we get home. She wants to hang out,
it seems. Instead of agreeing to see her from a text, TRAVEL to Shinjuku
manually for the note below.


 (-NOTE-) Go ahead and buy some MEGA FERTILIZER at the FLOWER SHOP here
          in Shinjuku. Chances are you are out or low. We want to buy at
          least two more, and now is a perfect time since we're going to
          hang out with Chihaya nearby anyways.
          

 After that, Chihaya is nearby. Agree to go see her. She'll talk to us about
strong wills before we are again interrupted.

 Here, pick "I like fortune-telling". Chihaya will introduce us to Fukurai,
chairman of the ADP. Assembly of Divine Power. Huh, you'll see the rub soon
as Holy Stone sales get called into account. Figures. Tell him to "Leave her
alone" after that. The next dialog is the most important though, so be sure
to pick "You're just Chihaya to me" to make her happy, open doors ahead, and
let her rank up:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: FORTUNE TELLER                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  FORTUNE ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 6)                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'


 
 And now we see what Chihaya's issue is. Not much we can do right now though.
 
 While laying in bed tonight we'll get an invite from MISHIMA. This is an
entertaining time, but you want to DECLINE him. We have other rank-up plans
and we don't need the boost with him or the person we'd meet if we went. Trust
me, I've tested it. We sounds like a jerk though... but to be fair, who buys
tickets before asking?!


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`---./¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯\,---'



 JULY 29TH (FRIDAY 7/29)
 -----------------------

 Today we'll get a message from Ann, asking to hang out. We ALMOST have her
at rank 10, so agree to hang out with her. Doing this will incidentally unlock
a location on our map: SEASIDE PARK. Very nice!


 Huh... it turns out her rival was giving models the wrong addresses. How
very lame! Ann will formally make a rival here, which is refreshing. When
you get a chance, pick "You really gave it your all". After her speech,
tell her "I'll be there with you".
 
 
 When you get to the diner, tell her "Of course". There's a bit more dialog
here but soon we'll get the final rank with Ann.



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: ANN TAKAMAKI                                                   |
 |                                                                            |
 |  LOVERS ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 10)                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: SECOND AWAKENING                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Transforms her Persona into a mythological trickster.        |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 (-NOTE-) You can now fuse ISHTAR, the most powerful Persona of the
          Lovers Arcana.
 
 
 
 Ann's Persona will transform into Hecate at this point, as she gains a
more powerful mask to overcome life's charade... Answer her however you
wish afterwards and we'll be done.


 For our evening, we'll get messages from Kawakami and Ohya. Both are
tempting, but since it is raining let's push our stats up some more. We
can go to the DINER in Shibuya and order COFFEE to once again get a very
nice [_KNOWLEDGE +3_] boost and a [_GUTS +1_] boost.


 Doing this will increase our knowledge level!


 o KNOWLEDGE RANK UP! (KNOWLEDGE RANK 4: ENCYCLOPEDIC)
 
 
 At bed, we'll get a message from Makoto. She'll want to go see a movie and
will invite us to go with her. Agree to go right away. And then off to sleep!

 
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 JULY 30TH (SATURDAY 7/30)
 -------------------------

 We'll meet up with Makoto here to watch the movie we planned. Awesome. Her
taste in movies is probably surprising, but it's all good. Plus, we totally
get a [_GUTS +3_] boost here, which is enough to increase our rank!
 
 
 o GUTS RANK UP! (GUTS RANK 4: DAUNTLESS)
 
 
 After the movie, tell here "Not at all" for some points. Very nice.
 
 
 We are now left to our evening activities. For some reason, I JUST NOW
looked at my TV (twice) to hook up the video game console. Do so as well
and you'll get a tutorial:


       TUTORIAL - PLAYING VIDEO GAMES:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |   Playing video games will cause time to pass, but various stats will
 |  increase depending on what game is played.
 |
 |   Games are made up of several levels. Completing one level will fill
 | in one cartridge icon. The game has been beaten when all icons are filled.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
 A bit like reading books, of course. For our evening, we'll get a text from
Chihaya. Go ahead and spend time with her. It isn't a rank up, but it will
be the next time we see her, which is worth it (especially for her). After
we hang out with her, our day will be over.
 

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 JULY 31ST (SUNDAY 7/31)
 -----------------------

 Today is going to be a BUSY DAY. We're going to reach the treasure in FUTABA
PALACE today, so get ready for a dungeon and tons of battles. It's been awhile
actually, so I'm psyched for this!


 BUT FIRST! We can do a few things we can do. There's some IMPORTANT things
after the shop lists below, but we'll start with shopping. There are NEW ITEMS
you can buy at the weapons shop. Be sure to check it out:



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                               -$-   MELEE   -$-
                               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 Kukri                      3,600 Yen        Falchion                  2,800 Yen
 Blizz Dagger               2,800 Yen        Bandit Sword              2,000 Yen
 Athame                     9,400 Yen        Sonic Blade               9,600 Yen
 Igniter                   11,600 Yen        Scimitar                 11,200 Yen
 Skinning Knife            11,800 Yen        Talwar                   12,200 Yen
 Kopis                     15,000 Yen        Sleeper Blade            15,600 Yen
 Killing Scalpel           16,000 Yen        Shamshir                 16,400 Yen
 Quality Kopis             21,000 Yen        Resting Sword            21,600 Yen
 
 
 Hell Slugger               4,000 Yen        Fundo-Kusari              5,600 Yen
 Mace                       2,800 Yen        Heat Whip                 3,800 Yen
 Heavy Steel Pipe           8,400 Yen        Skin Ripper               9,200 Yen
 Battle Hammer             11,200 Yen        Goat Leather Whip        10,800 Yen
 Iron Pipe                 12,200 Yen        Warrior  Whip            11,200 Yen
 Heavy Mace                15,400 Yen        Burn Whip                14,400 Yen
 Spike Rod                 16,400 Yen        Hero Whip                15,000 Yen
 Bush Hammer               21,400 Yen        Whip Sword               19,800 Yen
 
 
 Unmarked Katana           11,400 Yen        Delta Knuckle            12,600 Yen
 Gunto                     11,800 Yen        Heavy Grip               14,200 Yen
 Imitation Katana          12,400 Yen        Hell Knuckles            15,000 Yen
 Antique Gunto             15,800 Yen        Clenched Fist            20,400 Yen
 Seishiki Sword            16,600 Yen
 Jagato                    21,800 Yen
 

 (-NOTE-) Remember to look below for buying tips! These lists are getting long
          now, aren't they!? Sheesh!
          
          
                               -$-   RANGED   -$-
                               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 Governance                 3,000 Yen        Slingbow                  2,600 Yen
 Tkachev                    1,400 Yen        Slingshot                 1,200 Yen
 Makaronov                 10,200 Yen        Shrike                    8,600 Yen
 Riot Police               12,800 Yen        Mount Liang              10,600 Yen
 Compact                   16,000 Yen        Upsilion                 11,600 Yen
 Sand Hawk                 19,200 Yen        Comet 3                  13,400 Yen
 Eliminator                20,200 Yen        Spirit Sling             18,200 Yen
 Karura                    25,600 Yen        Northern Light           21,400 Yen
 
 
 Granelli M3                4,400 Yen        Tommy Gun                 4,200 Yen
 Levinson M31               1,400 Yen        Sterlidge                 3,000 Yen
 Heavy Shotgun             10,200 Yen        Trooper                   8,800 Yen
 Bianchi SBAS              12,800 Yen        MP2 Prototype             9,600 Yen
 Mad Maximum               14,000 Yen        Flare SMG                13,200 Yen
 Fireworks                 15,600 Yen        Blitz MG                 14,600 Yen
 Nock Volley               19,200 Yen        Civilian MP              20,600 Yen
 Storm Shot                21,800 Yen        Tarantula                24,200 Yen
 Hellfire                  25,600 Yen
 
 Black Assault             10,200 Yen        Peacemaker               14,600 Yen
 AR-M4                     11,400 Yen        P Revolver               15,200 Yen
 Heavy Assault             15,600 Yen        PM Sheriff               19,000 Yen
 G1 Type                   17,200 Yen        Ling Xing                20,600 Yen
 Hero AR                   24,400 Yen
 Rebel Rifle               28,600 Yen
 
 
                               -$-   ARMOR   -$-
                               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 Burntech                   4,600 Yen        Cat Sweater               4,200 Yen
 Lynx Camo Vest             4,400 Yen        Silk Scarf                2,200 Yen
 Shoulder Pads              2,400 Yen        Magic Camisole            4,600 Yen
 Padded Shirt               2,400 Yen        Battle Camisole           2,400 Yen
 
 Chain Vest                 8,800 Yen        Survival Vest             9,400 Yen
 Austere Haori             12,200 Yen        Cosmic Undies            12,800 Yen
 Breeze Scarf               8,600 Yen        E-Collar                 11,800 Yen
 Robust Apron               9,000 Yen        Lady's Dress             12,600 Yen
 
 Army Vest                 12,400 Yen        Camo Collar              12,000 Yen
 Athletic Shirt            13,000 Yen        Water Crown              16,200 Yen
 Reckless Vest             17,000 Yen        Power Camisole           12,800 Yen
 Saint's Tunic             17,600 Yen        Glaring Cape             17,200 Yen
 
 Papal Robes               17,800 Yen        ID Collar                17,200 Yen
 Plate Vest                18,600 Yen        Sparkly Collar           22,200 Yen
 Hope Shirt                23,200 Yen        Elysian Robe             18,200 Yen
 Retention Vest            24,000 Yen        Dogwatch Kimono          23,600 Yen
 
 
                              -$-   ACCESSORY   -$-
                              ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 Chakra Choker              5,000 Yen        Breath Sash               3,000 Yen
 Rubber Gloves                800 Yen        Hot Water Pouch           1,000 Yen
 Wood Clappers              1,200 Yen        Lucky Charm               3,000 Yen
 Army Socks                 3,000 Yen        Strength Belt             3,000 Yen
 Magic Amulet               3,000 Yen        Power Anklet              3,000 Yen
 Stamina Sash               6,000 Yen        Wind Mask                10,000 Yen
 Elec Mask                 10,000 Yen        Ice Mask                 10,000 Yen
 Fire Mask                 10,000 Yen
 
 
 (-NOTE-) You should have good money from Kaneshiro, but still, we don't want
          to go crazy. Makoto should be good with her "Heavy Pound". I did
          buy Yusuke the Jagato. Good damage burst. Ann should already have
          a "Whip Sword" from our Mementos trip (very nice!). If you use
          Morgana in battle, a Resting Sword is nice as well. Ryuji should
          also be good with a "Sleep Stick" from Mementos. And finally buy
          the "Quailty Kopis" for you main character.
          
          ARMOR is a wash, really. I only bought one thing: the Retention
          Vest for Yusuke. A fairly good DEF upgrade. Everyone else had
          on-par equipment.
          
          
          
          

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 ___________________________________________(   - WEAPON SHOP: UNTOUCHABLE -   )
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 And now the CLINIC:

 
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(   - TAKEMI MEDICAL CLINIC -   )______________________________________________
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                               -$-   Items   -$-
                               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 Recov-R: 50mg                400 Yen        Alert Capsule               400 Yen
 Recov-R: 100mg               800 Yen        Revivadrin                  900 Yen
 Nohar-M                      250 Yen        Healing IV                  900 Yen
 Relax Gel                    450 Yen        Takemedic                 1,700 Yen
 
 Takemedic-All                950 Yen        Kajaclear-R               1,900 Yen
 Takemedic-All V            1,800 Yen        Kundaclear-R              1,900 Yen
 Takemedic-All Z            4,200 Yen        Life Ointment             3,200 Yen
 Rejuvenating IV            1,800 Yen


                             -$-   Accessories   -$-
                             ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 Regen Patch 1             15,000 Yen        SP Adhesive 1            20,000 Yen
 Regen Patch 2             30,000 Yen        SP Adhesive 2            40,000 Yen
 Regen Patch 3             45,000 Yen        SP Adhesive 3            50,000 Yen
 Hot Compress              10,000 Yen        Grudge Gauze             10,000 Yen
 Thought Gauze             10,000 Yen
 
 
 (-NOTE-) THESE are the prices with the RANK 7 DISCOUNT in effect. Much better
          as you can tell. You should definitely buy one SP Adhesive 3 for
          SP FARMING purposes, if you don't have one already (I bought a 2nd
          one at this time). The Healing IV items are nice as well.
          

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 ______________________________________________(   - TAKEMI MEDICAL CLINIC -   )
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 OK, done with the shop lists!



 Next up we have some expensive things we can do. You can head to SHINJUKU
and get Chihaya to give you a STAT READING. Pick "CHARM". It costs 5,000 Yen
so it's spendy, but worth it. After that, do a MONEY READING for another
5,000 Yen. We'll be using that one all day today...


 NEXT, go to SHIBUYA and the UNDERGROUND WALKWAY. Go get a juice from the
juice vendor. It's SUNDAY, so they have the stat juice, and with your charm
bonus you'll get [_CHARM +2_] from this. Sweet!


 Now, let's meet up in the hideout (our attic) and infiltrate the palace!



 FUTABA PALACE
 -------------
 
 OK, let's do this! We'll begin at the entrance like last time.
 
 
 PYRAMID ENTRANCE
 ----------------
 
 This area is the same as last time, except BEFORE you head into the palace
head to the left. You can find a [_DOG HEAD VASE_] up over here now that you
can steal for some good treasure. Nab it and head inside.


 We're going to be using all our team members as we go, but try to keep
Morgana and Ann for healing if you can. Remember, we have that SP ITEM
(SP Adhesive 3) that we can use and swap between team members. With that in
mind, let's do this! First, some very important notes that I have no doubt
are going to serve you well!


 (-NOTE-) There is an item we can make called an "ETERNAL LOCKPICK", which
          is a THIEF TOOL. You can start to get items for it here. It is
          GODLY as it means you don't have to make any more LOCKPICKS. BUT,
          getting the items you need in THIS palace is a pain, and it is
          recommended you do (most of) your farming at the 5th Palace.
          
          For reference though, we need 20 ALUMINUM SHEETS, which are a
          RARE drop from ANZU enemies. We also need 10 LIQUID MERCURY, which
          are a RARE drop from ANUBIS enemies. Feel free to grind for them
          starting here if you wish.
 
 
 (-NOTE-) With the MONEY FORTUNE we got earlier, you get BONUS MONEY for
          ALL OUT ATTACKS. Try to get in as many of those as you can. Between
          grinding a bit for ingredients up above and this bonus, I made almost
          500K Yen from this dungeon!

 
 (-NOTE-) The "Stone of Scone" TREASURE DEMON in this location is WEAK to
          CURSE. Be sure to have a curse ability on your main character just
          in case you run into one, as they give LOTS of money/EXP. Remember
          to capture one for the trophy, if you don't have it already!
 

 (-NOTE-) As for who to take into this dungeon, Makoto is a great choice as
          NUKE does well. Everyone else is pretty even, so take your picks.
          I personally went with Makoto, Yusuke and Ryuji (remember you can
          use healing from the party menu, no matter who is in your active
          party). I realize this is the same as the last dungeon. No one
          really shines in this dungeon though, so pick whoever you wish.

 
 GREAT CORRIDOR
 --------------
 
 We'll get some objectives as we enter here:
 

 o OBJECTIVE: Steal Futaba's Heart
 
  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Find a path to the Treasure
  
  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Check inside the pyramid


 Head inward and up to the stairs like last time (note we must jump over the
pit on the left side now). There's a GIANT door blocking us though. Inspect it
and choose whatever dialog you wish. Try to head back outside (I'm not updating
our objectives yet...) and you'll be stopped on the way. Go talk to Futaba
once you can and she'll ask you to do her a favor and go get the TREASURE that
was stolen from her by the bandits in the nearby town. Oh wow... well, we have
no choice...


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Grant Futaba's Request

 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Head to the bordering town


 Head outside for a scene. Go down the stairs and to the left, We want to go
to the platform to the left, the one just right of the stairs leading down and
inspect the town. Have Morgana take you over there to proceed.


 (-NOTE-) I am going to put the PERSONA NEGOTIATION TABLE below. Reference
          it to see what types of enemies you're going to fight in this
          section, what they are weak to, and how to recruit them. SKIP PAST
          IT to carry on with the walkthough and reference it throughout this
          palace.


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|/\| FUTABA PALACE - PERSONA NEGOTIATION GUIDE |                             __
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|/\| Negotiating with the different enemies and gaining new PERSONAS is     |/\|
|\/| vital to survival. Reference this list when you are trying to gain     |\/|
|/\| a new PERSONA for a MUCH easier time.                                  |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| We'll go through each PERSONA here below, using their real names:      |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/| o SANDMAN (Envoy of Slumber - Irritable)                               |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   WEAK TO: LIGHTNING                                                   |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   TALK: "There's something I must do" / "It's part of my face"         |\/|
|/\|         "I'm actually very busy" / "...Try me"                         |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| o NAGA (Cavern Snakeman - Gloomy)                                      |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   WEAK TO: WIND                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   TALK: "I don't have to answer you" / "It doesn't matter"             |/\|
|\/|         "Anyone will do" / "I'm not telling"                           |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| o ANZU (Thief of Tablets - Irritable)                                  |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   WEAK TO: GUN / NUKE                                                  |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   TALK: "I have homework tonight" / "You'll be my new stylish coat"    |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/| o LAMIA (Slithering Snakewoman - Gloomy)                               |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   WEAK TO: ICE                                                         |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   TALK: "It'd take awhile to explain" / "This is a special exception"  |\/|
|/\|         "How much do you want?" / "What are you talking about?"        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| o ISIS (??? - Timid)                                                   |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   WEAK TO: PSYCHIC                                                     |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   TALK: "???" / "???"                                                  |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| o THOTH (Chanting Baboon - Gloomy)                                     |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   WEAK TO: PSYCHIC                                                     |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   TALK: "Fighting me is bad luck"  / "???"                             |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/| o ANUBIS (Bearer of the Scales - Gloomy)                               |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   WEAK TO: CRITICAL (Lucky Punch)                                      |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   TALK: "???" / "???"                                                  |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| o STONE OF SCONE (TREASURE DEMON)                                      |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   WEAK TO: CURSE                                                       |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   TALK: N/A                                                            |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
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 DESERT TOWN
 -----------
 
 Looks desolate, but we'll finally have enemies here! And a new objective:
 

 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Investigate the Desert Town
 
 
 The enemies here are mummies, but should be easy to you around level 30
or so (I'm at level 30 with Akira... some party members are catching up
still). Ambush the first guard on the right path and head south.


 (-NOTE-) I learned this the hard way, but go ahead and fight whatever
          enemies you can fight here. Once you confront and finish off
          the bandit down below, they all disappear.


 What you EVENTUALLY want to do (taking the note above into account) is to
go to the square lot to the south. You'll get a scene with a bandit here when
you do. He'll try to be friendly, but will run away when threatened. Bah.


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Catch the Bandit
 
 
  We need to chase after him. Here we need to go LEFT, then RIGHT and RIGHT
again to get a scene with him. Then chase after him once more for another
scene (essentially just follow after him twice in a row).

 OK, now you want to go around the block the OPPOSITE WAY to try and "cut in
front of him". This makes him go into the SQUARE LOT we met him at. This time
he is trapped though, which leads to a "mid boss" fight:


 MID BOSS: RAGING BIRD GOD
 
 Despite the threatening name, this boss is a push over. You will want to
 change to a persona strong against WIND, but other than that just use GUN
 ATTACKS to knock him down. Once he's knocked down, go ALL OUT. Do that as
 many times as it takes and you'll take him out.
 
 
 He will drop a treasure: the [_STOLEN PAPYRUS_]. Go ahead and return this
to FUTABA back in the pyramid. She'll give it to us as the [_PYRAMID SKETCH_],
a map of this palace. However, she'll push us away shortly after. Watch the
scenes that happen and soon we'll be in a new area:


 UNDERGROUND CAVERN
 ------------------
 
 Damn, Futaba. It's like she's TRYING to help us... but also pushes us away
at the same time. So odd...


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Escape from underground

 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Find a path above ground
 
 
 Aren't those the same objectives? Bah... To our left is a path to go UP,
but stay on the ground and go forward to the left. There's a [_BIRD FACE VASE_]
over here we can plunder and to the right an enemy we can kill (which is worth
doing as they are still new to us).


 Go back to the area you can go up that we PASSED, and to the left nab the
[_DOG FACE VASE_] and kill the enemy up here. Head BACK DOWN NOW. Head to
where th elower enemy was and go UP. This path has another enemy and a
[_DOG FACE VASE_], as well as another way up.

 Head up again and go RIGHT. There is a [_DOG FACE VASE_] in the corner over
here but an enemy walking around as well. Kill him and go past him. We'll have
to drop down, but we're in a new area.
 
 Nab the [_BIRD FACE VASE_] to your right and go RIGHT to a treasure chest
with a [_SEISHIKI SWORD_]. very nice. GO back and jump the gap. To the right
you can drop down, but we've been to this area already so there's no need.
Go UP instead.
 
 Near the next corner up ahead you can wait and ambush an enemy. Kill him
off and get the [_DOG FACE VASE_] to the left. Continue ahead now and past
the quicksand jump open the chest you find for a [_BLACK ROCK_] accessory.
Who wants a rock?! Haha. This can be used for transumtations later at least.
  
  
 Now we have to head BACK. Go all the way back until you have to jump down,
then jump over the gap and go UP. Take the corner going left and now go
STRAIGHT. Jump the quicksand to a new area. We can kill a guard with the
corner up ahead, but be sure to nab the [_BIRD FACE VASE_] nearby.

 There's a DOOR here as well. Ignore it for now and go past it to a CRAWL
SPACE. Emerge and ignore the left drop off point, going straight to another
CHEST, this one with a [_GALE CAPE_], which as you can guess gives you a
medium chance to evade wind. Good for Ryuji to wear when he isn't using
the SP ADHESIVE.

 Go to the drop-off point now and drop to the LEFT. It's a dead end, but it
fills out the map. Go up and drop off the other way, but watch the guard
nearby so you can drop down and ambush him. Be sure to get the (odd...)
[_HUMAN FACE VASE_] nearby and take the left. Jump over the gap when the
guard isn't looking and ambush him as well, but don't forget to grab the
[_HUMAN FACE VASE_] by the jump.


 That's all there is to do and see down here. Head for the door we passed
awhile ago and use it to continue on. We're still underground, but we'll be
in a new area with another objective.


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Head for the above ground exit
 
 
 Head forward and nab the [_BIRD FACE VASE_] and continue for a scene. Yes,
the exit is close. Go ahead and use the upcoming corner to ambush a RED DOG
enemy.

 This RED PERSONA is a "Lv. 36 Chanting Baboon". Too high for us to capture,
but is is WEAK TO PSYCHIC. Use that and go all out on it and it's high level
won't be a problem (you may need the odd Media...).

 Continue on and go PAST the room with the RED PERSONA to the left. Take a
right and GO STRAIGHT, ambushing the guard in the back. Once he's dead you
can loot the [_HUMAN FACE VASE_] and the CHEST for a [_MIND CHOKER_]. This
thing gives you 20 SP as a bonus. I prefer the SP ADHESIVE though.

 From here, head back and take the WEST path. To the stairs. You'll find a
[_HUMAN FACE VASE_] to the right, but go up the stairs. There's a guard at
the top and a [_DOG FACE VASE_] on the way, so get both of them and interact
with the door you find to head OUTSIDE.

 We are at the entrance. Out here you want to SAVE. That Red Persona we
passed earlier is a mid-boss, so this is our backup save. Good, now head
back into the Underground Area and confront the Red Persona to the north:
 
 
 MID BOSS: COFFIN-BORNE GOD
 
 This boss is odd. Lots of health and really good defense. However, he is
 weak against WIND, so you can hit him with it and do an all-out attack
 very easily. He's got a lot of HP though, so this will take awhile. In the
 meantime, he will try to turn our party members to RATS. This takes them
 out of the fight for two rounds as they are "RAT"tled and can't fight. Heh.
 Keep your health up and keep hitting him with wind and you'll take him out.
 
 
 Move past him and up for a [_HUMAN FACE VASE_] and go through the nearby
door. Hop the planks here and go STRAIGHT. To the left is a BALLISTA that
is just kind-of chilling there. We'll use it soon, no doubt. The other way
has a guard when you jump up, so time it so you can ambush him and grab the
[_DOG FACE VASE_] here. Note the GIANT DOOR here as well...

 Go back to the planks and go left now. Follow this path up to another guard
that you'll have to time to ambush and then open the door you find. This room
has a [_DOG FACE VASE_] in the back and some sort of weird "reflective panel".
Go ahead and examine it, then examine the cracked wall past it.

 Head back to the previous room and just past the doorway look RIGHT. You
can hop up to a ledge.  Nab the [_HUMAN FACE VASE_] and follow the ledge,
then hit the button to fire the ballista and open up the way forward. Go
through the large door and the small door after that and you'll be in a new
area:


 CHAMBER OF SARCOPHAGI
 ---------------------
 
 We get a new objective here:
 
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Search the Chamber of Sarcophagi
 
 
 Read the tablet nearby if you want. An omen of things to come, or a way
to get out. Head forward and grab the [_HUMAN FACE VASE_] while dealing with
the DOG enemy nearby. This dog is a bit harder, with an ISIS enemy joining
the higher-leveled Baboon. Note that this ISIS foe is also weak to Psychic
attacks, so be sure to hit them both with it!


 (-NOTE-) This ISIS/WOMAN foe is one I already had before I came to this
          dungeon. If someone can get me the Persona Negotiation options
          for her and email me, I'd appreciate it!
          
          
 Use the tombs here to head upwards. Up on the higher level, you'll note
that on the right is a way up and there's a door up ahead as well. Head
through the door first and grab the [_BIRD FACE VASE_]. In here is the
Egyptian God of the Underworld, Anubis, who has an orb we can take. As bad
as it sounds, go ahead and take it for the key item [_ABYSS GEM_].

 As you head back, some enemies will pop up out of the sarcophagi. Use the
door here to ambush them and take them out, then go up on the left. Nab the
[_BIRD FACE VASE_] here and go up on the right. There's two enemies up ahead
so ambush them when it is safe (even if you have to go down and back up),
then grab the [_HUMAN FACE VASE_] in the left corner.

 Go right again to go up. There's a [_DOG FACE VASE_] right in front of you.
Go left now to see another door here, on the right and one further on. Enter
the close one to the right for a [_BIRD FACE VASE_] and ANOTHER Anubis Statue.
It has another orb you can take. Do so for a second [_ABYSS GEM_].


 (-NOTE-) Go ahead and take it if you can. I left it and had to come back
          for it, but the end is near either way, so it doesn't matter too
          much.
          
          
 Head out of the room and go straight ahead. Go past the second room for now
to nab the [_BIRD FACE VASE_] and then go into the door to be in a new area.
 
 
 GREAT CORRIDOR
 --------------
 
 We will get a scene here with a couple objectives:
 
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Open the corridor door
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Find a way to open the large door
 
 
 Examine the light if you wish, but what you want to do here is to put each
of the ABYSS GEMS into the containers against the wall. Once you do both of
them, the light will flip around and open the Great Corridor door. Sweet!

 You can use the ramp nearby in order to drop down and head forwards to the
door. Open it up and continue up the stairs to the next great door. Ugh, well
what did you expect!? Haha. To the right however is our first proper SAFE ROOM
although its benefit is doubtful considering the entrance is just behind us...


 Still, enter it to unlock it at the very least. Be sure to SAVE as well, just
in case you get unlucky in the next area. We'll get the fast travel unlock:


 o FAST TRAVEL UNLOCKED: CORRIDOR BOTTOM
 
 
 Once you have done that, go into the door opposite to continue with this
dungeon.


 CHAMBER OF REJECTION
 --------------------
 
 Morgana sense a LOT of shadows here and urges us to be careful. We have
some new objectives here as well:


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Open the corridor door
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Search the Chamber of Rejection
 
 
 Head forward through the long, empty hallways. Lots of enemies, huh? You
will eventually come to a new room where you'll see Futaba. She'll beckon
you to follow her to the right. Despite the enemies, go ahead and try and
you'll be stopped. Another trap...

 No choice but to continue on. Head up the stairs you find and try to go
left when the RED GUARD isn't looking. The path will crumble. BE SURE you
ambush this Red Guard. It is an "Lv 37 Bearer of the Scales" (see the note
below).


 (-NOTE-) These enemies are ANUBIS are are likely a bit high level-wise for
          you right now. I wanted to point out that they are like the ONI
          from the last dungeon: not weak to anything. Use Lucky Punch to try
          and get a critical, but other than that just use your hardest-hitting
          attacks and take him out QUICKLY to avoid his light and dark spells
          (which can instant-kill you if you are unlucky).
 
 
 After killing the guard, loop around the square area and kill the other (much
easier) guard and get the [_DOG FACE VASE_]. Enter the door nearby. Use the
platforms here to hope over to a [_BIRD FACE VASE_]. Continue up the ramp and
jump some more gaps. There's a door in front of us, but go LEFT here to nab
another [_BIRD FACE VASE_]. There's another ANUBIS STATUE in the middle here,
but it promises a CURSE if you take the orb... yeah, let's leave it alone for
now...

 Head to the door and enter. Kill the guard up ahead using the pillars for
cover and nab the [_HUMAN FACE VASE_]. Up ahead is a button. Go ahead and
press it, then drop down past it. We are right in front of the trap Futaba
led us to (how handy). 
 
 Kill the two guards here. They are both RED, so be careful and ambush them.
Run away to respawn the second one and ambush them both. Once they are dead,
you can nab the CHEST to the NORTH for a [_BLACK ROBE_], another item we can
transmute later.


 After that, head though the nearby door to the  west. In the corner you can
get a [_DOG FACE VASE_]. Head forward to see an enemy pop out of the tomb up
ahead. Go back to the corner to ambush them easily. Up ahead is a cubby to
the left. You can find a [_BIRD FACE VASE_] here. Nab it and open the door,
but do not go through.

 Instead, use cover by the door and ambush the dog as it comes close. Much
easier fight that way. This next room has a couple of doors. Enter the left
one for a [_DOG FACE VASE_] and then go back and enter the north one. Follow
this (linear) path until you return to the previous room on the other side.
Jump up and open the door on the LEFT. There's an enemy that will try to
ambush you, but take him out and open the CHEST for a [_SPIRIT BELT_], which
you can use to reduce physical damage.

 Go back and take a left to go up a level. Up here there's a couple of things
to note. First, the door on the left. Next, the ANUBIS STATUE. Go examine it
to see it DOES NOT have an orb... and also promises a curse! Haha. Take the
door nearby but be ready for an enemy to pop out. Take him out and nab the
[_BIRD FACE VASE_] in the corner. Try to continue forward to be stopped by a
WALL OF ARROWS. We can't reach the button like this...


 What we need to do is head back to the previous room and go STRAIGHT. Drop
off the ledge to below and GO BACK to the previous ANUBIS STATUE. We need to
take its ORB. It's a bit of a trip, but there should be NO ENEMIES on the
way. Go back to it and pick up the [_REJECTION GEM_].

 Now, go back the way you came. BEWARE of an enemy coming out of the tomb
on your way back (it is likely a RED ANUBIS). That was the only foe I ran
into though. Go back to the Anubis Statue that needs a gem and give the gem
to it. That will let you go through the door and past the arrow wall, hitting
the button to launch a nearby ballista and open the wall nearby.

 Drop down and go up the LEFT WALL to the top. To the left in a cubby you
can find our first LOCKED CHEST. Open it for a [_BLITZ RING_] (which will
reduce electric damage), a [_SNUFF SOUL_] and a [_TURQUOISE_]. 

 
 Continue on to the next area now.
 
 
 GREAT CORRIDOR
 --------------

 This area is rather... cramped. We have the light in here and some sort of
monitor. What you need to do here is inspect the light stand and interact with
the control when it asks you to. We will have to solve a puzzle.


  "HIEROGLYPHIC PUZZLE 1"
 -------------------------
  
   This puzzle is really easy, but let's set it up first. There are FIVE slots
  here left to right. Let's label them like this:
  

  SLOT 1   SLOT 2   SLOT 3   SLOT 4   SLOT 5
  .´¯¯`.   .´¯¯`.   .´¯¯`.   .´¯¯`.   .´¯¯`.
  |    |   |    |   |    |   |    |   |    |
  |    |   |    |   |    |   |    |   |    |
  |    |   |    |   |    |   |    |   |    |
  `.__.´   `.__.´   `.__.´   `.__.´   `.__.´
  
  
 What you want to do here is follow these three simple steps. Keep in mind
the slots will move when you move things, but just stick to the SLOT NUMBER
regardless of what pictures there are:
 
 o Move SLOT 4 to SLOT 1
 
 o Move SLOT 3 to SLOT 2
 
 o Move SLOT 5 to SLOT 3
 
 
 Bam, we are done. This opens the way up the Great Corridor. Head up the
stairs (you can drop down, thankfully, to get back to the stairs) and soon
another door will stop us. There is a SAFE ROOM nearby though!


 o FAST TRAVEL UNLOCKED: CORRIDOR MIDDLE
 
 
 Once you have done that, go into the door opposite to continue with this
dungeon.


 CHAMBER OF GUILT
 ----------------
 
 We get some new objectives here:
 

 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Open the corridor door
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Investigate the Chamber of Guilt
 
 
 Head forward and around the second corner you can ambush an enemy. Kill it
off and nab the [_HUMAN FACE VASE_]. Continue forward now. You can actually
go UP if you hug the right wall, but it leads nowhere, so go down when you
can and nag a [_DOG FACE VASE_] before you meet Futaba one more time.

 She heads off after a quick quip. Try to follow her to see what happens
(haha...). She really has it out for us!


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Overcome the boulder trap
 
 
 This is pretty easy to bypass. Look across from where you are for a CRAWL
SPACE you can use to continue. Emerge for a quick scene and the head to the
north. The ground is unstable, but you can make it there fairly easily for
a [_DOG FACE VASE_], a [_BIRD FACE VASE_] and to the far right a CHEST with
a [_MAGIC OINTMENT_]. Also, a quick note, you can go UP from where you
emerged to get a bit higher, but it leads nowhere. Just make a note of it
for now.

 Head to the southwest stairs now and go up them. Leave the button alone for
right now and kill the guard up to the right. Use cover, even if he can see
you. The blue door up ahead doesn't work, so go right and kick the plank down
so you can continue on to the door over there.

 Open it and touch the panel you find. It glows BLUE and gives you a code:
B01010. Head back to the previous room now. The coffins down below will ight
up blue on one side and we're given an objective.

 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Solve the hologram mystery
 

 So... I happen to work networks for a living (I know, I know, I actually
don't write guides for a living...). Knowing Futaba and seeing a string of
1's and 0's screams BINARY to me. Bits get turned on and off. "0" means off,
so face the BLUE COFFIN and turn the first coffin to the right off, then
skip one and turn the next one off, then skip one and turn the last one off.
It should look like this:


 BLUE COFFIN   2nd: OFF  3rd: ON  4th: OFF  5th: ON  6th: OFF
 

 With it looking like that, go hit the BUTTON nearby and the blue door will
open up. Go through it now and nab the [_BIRD FACE VASE_] straight ahead.
To the right is a TRAP, so we are forced to go left. Kill the guard and nab
the [_HUMAN FACE VASE_] in the corner. There is a red guard up ahead (kill
him off when its safe) and head forward to a door, but go right first for a
CHEST with a  [_STAMINA SASH_].

 Enter the room now and nab the [_DOG FACE VASE_] then check out the tablet
to see RED text. This one says "R01100". Well then. Head back to the coffin
room and EVERYTHING will be lit up now.

 Check the tablet by the button now. The BLUE BUTTON CODE has changed, and
that is very important. It now says two codes for us: "R01100" and "B10011".
You have to match the rows as such:
 
 
 BLUE COFFIN   2nd: ON   3rd: OFF 4th: OFF  5th: ON  6th: ON
 
 
 RED COFFIN    2nd: OFF  3rd: ON  4th: ON   5th: OFF 6th: OFF
 
 
 Do that and go press the button. Keep pressing it even when things get a
bit worse and soon you'll, um... break it. Go back to where you crawled into
this room. Try to crawl back to see what happened. Hahaha! No choice but to
get out and climb up above the tunnel.

 You can see the result of our work. Hehe... We can now jump from boulder to
boulder to get past the boulder trap. Hey, it works! Drop down once you are
able and head forward. Keep an eye on the right for a [_HUMAN FACE VASE_] past
the pillar and then a [_BIRD FACE VASE_] beyond that. Enter the door you find
once you nab those.


 Follow the path you find up and past the lights, back into the Great
Corridor once again.


 
 GREAT CORRIDOR
 --------------

 This area is rather... cramped. We have the light in here and some sort of
monitor. What you need to do here is inspect the light stand and interact with
the control when it asks you to. We will have to solve a puzzle.


  "HIEROGLYPHIC PUZZLE 2"
 -------------------------
  
   This puzzle is a bit harder. There are EIGHT slots now, and they are now
  slanted so they fit in better. Let's label them like last time (forgive me
  for no slanted icons... OK, I typed that and then made slanted icons...
  they don't look too good though, I think).
  
  

  SLOT 1  SLOT 2 SLOT 3  SLOT 4 SLOT 5   SLOT 6 SLOT 7  SLOT 8
   _      .´¯`.   _      .´¯`.    _      .´¯`.    _      .´¯`.
  | \     |   |  | \     |   |   | \     |   |   | \     |   |
  |  \     \  |  |  \     \  |   |  \     \  |   |  \     \  |
  |   |     \ |  |   |     \ |   |   |     \ |   |   |     \ |
  `._.´      ¯   `._.´      ¯    `._.´      ¯    `._.´      ¯  
  

 What you want to do here is follow these five simple steps. Keep in mind
the slots will move when you move things, but just stick to the SLOT NUMBER
regardless of what pictures there are:
 
 o Move SLOT 5 to SLOT 1
 
 o Move SLOT 4 to SLOT 2
 
 o Move SLOT 8 to SLOT 4
 
 o Move SLOT 5 to SLOT 7
 
 o Move SLOT 5 to SLOT 6 (ROTATE with L1/R1)
 
 
 And that will do it. Head down when you can and up the Great Corridor to
unlock the door. Head past it and we'll find another locked door at the very
top. Morgana at least tells us the TREASURE is right behind this door, so we
are very close...

 Head into the nearby Safe Room to unlock it:
 

 o FAST TRAVEL UNLOCKED: CORRIDOR SUMMIT
 
 
 Once you have done that, go into the door opposite to continue with this
dungeon.


 CHAMBER OF SANCTUARY
 --------------------
 
 We get some new objectives here:
 

 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Open the large corridor door
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Search the Chamber of Sanctuary
 
 
 Check behind you and to the right for a [_DOG FACE VASE_]. Head forward now
to get a short scene. The scenery is something else. Makes you wonder why
Futaba has a pyramid for her palace? To the right you can jump the gaps for a
[_BIRD FACE VASE_]. Head back and go past the left gaps (or STRAIGHT, with the
way we are heading) to a LOCKED CHEST.

 Loot it if you have a lockpick for the rewards: a [_DOGWATCH KIMONO_],
a [_BLACK ROCK_] accessory, and a [_TURQUOISE_] gem you can sell. 


 Head back and jump the gap with the RED PERSONA, making sure to ambush it
to make your job easier. Once it's dead, head forward and jump the gap. Nab
the [_DOG FACE VASE_] to the left and enter the door.

 There's spears sticking out of the ground here. Not good, usually, but not
in our way. Nab the [_BIRD FACE VASE_] in the corner here and continue. You
will come to a giant hole soon. Examine if for some dialog. Note the stairs
to the RIGHT here lead to a door that's filled with sand. No choice but to
go back and look for a hole we can crawl through (left of the giant hole).

 Once you emerge, there is a [_DOG FACE VASE_] right in front of you. Steal
it and go right. There's an enemy that comes and patrols over here, a RED
foe, so be ready to ambush him. You can also find a CHEST in a cubby nearby
but it is TRAPPED. Watch for another guard circling this square area and
take them out, then head to the south end.

 Part of the south hallway crumbles here, by the way, but you want to make
your way to the southeast to find a [_DOG FACE VASE_] in a corner, then open
the doors to the south room. Kill the red guard in here you find and then go
ahead and hit the BUTTON. This will take down the trap near the chest, so go
back and loot it for some [_DUST-CRUSTED GEAR_]. We'll have Kawakami wash it
later.

 
 Head north now and you'll see two possible paths: a crawl space and a place
where we can go up. Go UP first and you'll get to nab a [_BIRD FACE VASE_]
and come to an area overlooking the pit. Press the BUTTON here to destroy a
wall and then go back, taking the CRAWL SPACE to a new room.

 Open the door you find and then take out the two RED GUARDS. Be sure to
ambush them to make this easier, and if you only do one at a time, run away
and run back to ambush the second one.Once they are dead, head to the NORTHERN
door. There is a [_DOG FACE VASE_] here to the right, but you can also find
a COFFIN that looks different when you use third eye. Do so and press the
button to see another coffin open.

 This other coffin is NOT in the same room. It's back in the CRAWL SPACE ROOM
so head back there and press the second button. You'll find a secret room!
Enter it and take the orb from the Anubis for the [_SANCTUARY GEM_]. Sweet.
Head back to the big room now and on the way WATCH OUT for a Red Guard coming
out of the coffin.

 Go into the WEST door after he's dead and head north. There's a second Red
Guard here, so watch out for him. Killing him opens the way to another nice
[_BIRD FACE VASE_]. Follow the path upwards, killing any enemies in the way
and soon you will be overlooking the pit once again. Put the GEM in the
container here and you'll make a pathway down below.


 Go ahead and drop down and use the light-path, heading east to a door.
Follow the path to a BIG room with two Red Guards moving around. They are
hard to ambush: just wait for one to come west, then when it turns east get
out of cover near the door and chase it for an ambush. Run out and back in
to kill the second.

 When they are dead, check the north for a LOCKED CHEST. We have to use a
lockpick here, but do so for a [_RETENTION VEST_], a [_TURQUOISE_] treasure
and a [_RUBY_]. Good money, if nothing else.

 
 Once you've looted all that, head to the southeast corner and use the door
to continue on.


 Head south once you do and you'll come to a (RARE) Safe Room. Very odd that
this one isn't in the Great Corridor... Be sure to SAVE HERE as we have a
mid-boss fight ahead.
 
 
 o FAST TRAVEL UNLOCKED: CHAMBER OF SANCTUARY
 
 
 Exit the Safe Room and go right, nabbing the nearby [_DOG FACE VASE_]. The
room up ahead has Futaba waiting for us... which means trouble. Go ahead and
enter to face a mid-boss...
 
 
 MID BOSS: COFFIN-BORNE GOD
 
 This fight is JUST LIKE the first fight against him. Fairly under-whelming.
 The big difference is the LAMIA and NAGA that start the fight. Use their
 weakness and BATON PASS to hit the mid-boss with his WIND WEAKNESS and go
 all out as often as you can. Again, the boss will most likely summon in
 allies or try to turn your allies to rats, but even with three members you
 can go all out and take him out easily enough.
 
 
 Once the fight is done DO NOT go forwards. Instead, loo around with your
third eye. The southwest corner has an area you can GO UP at. Do so and
you'll find an Anubis Statue. Loot it for the [_SANCTUARY GEM_], then head
back down and go up past where Futaba was.

 At the top, loot the [_BIRD FACE VASE_] and continue on to the next big
room. Go LEFT and jump past the green platforms to the opposite side of the
room. Drop down and use the GEM on the pedestal. We'll light up the pit even
more.

 The pathway here has a path to the left, JUST IN CASE you didn't fire the
ballista yet (you should have already). Head RIGHT past the light and follow
this path. You'll run into a [_BIRD FACE VASE_] in a corner on the way and
will need to follow the path to the left and use some more green platforms
to hop to the south at one point too. Just DO NOT drop down at any point and
you'll be ok.

 After jumping past the green platforms, you'll see a CHEST on the left.
Open it for an [_IGNIS RING_] and continue south to a new area. Here, we are
high above the statues from earlier. Jump onward and climb the statues when
you must: just continue forward. When you get to the large platform at the
end, go RIGHT, following the narrow path to a CHEST for some [_TIMEWORN ARMOR_]
which needs some laundromat love before it can be used...

 Go back now and continue south, following the light until you get back to
the Great Corridor...


 
 GREAT CORRIDOR
 --------------

 This area is rather... cramped. We have the light in here and some sort of
monitor. What you need to do here is inspect the light stand and interact with
the control when it asks you to. We will have to solve a puzzle.


  "HIEROGLYPHIC PUZZLE 3"
 -------------------------
  
   This puzzle is about as hard as the last one. We have TEN slots now, but
  if you look, there's also borders to this puzzle that we can't change that
  give us clues on what to do. First though, let's number these slots so you
  know what pieces of the puzzle I'm talking about!


  SLOT 1   SLOT 2   SLOT 3   SLOT 4   SLOT 5
  .´¯¯`.   .´¯¯`.   .´¯¯`.   .´¯¯`.   .´¯¯`.
  |    |   |    |   |    |   |    |   |    |
  |    |   |    |   |    |   |    |   |    |
  `.__.´   `.__.´   `.__.´   `.__.´   `.__.´
  
  
  SLOT 6   SLOT 7   SLOT 8   SLOT 9   SLOT 10
  .´¯¯`.   .´¯¯`.   .´¯¯`.   .´¯¯`.   .´¯¯`.
  |    |   |    |   |    |   |    |   |    |
  |    |   |    |   |    |   |    |   |    |
  `.__.´   `.__.´   `.__.´   `.__.´   `.__.´
  

 What you want to do here is follow these ten simple steps. Keep in mind
the slots will move when you move things, but just stick to the SLOT NUMBER
regardless of what pictures there are:
 

 o Move SLOT 8 to SLOT 7
 
 o Move SLOT 8 to SLOT 10 (Rotate with L1/R1 to make table stand fit)
 
 o Rotate SLOT 9 (Make Chair go upright)
 
 o Rotate SLOT 8 (Make Legs go upright)
 
 o Move SLOT 6 to SLOT 5 (Move piece UP and then RIGHT, then rotate it
   to line up border)
 
 o Move SLOT 4 to SLOT 6 (Move pice LEFT and then DOWN, then rotate it
   to line up border)
   
 o Move SLOT 4 to SLOT 3
 
 o Rotate SLOT 3 (Make Body go upright)
 
 o Move SLOT 2 to SLOT 1
 
 o Rotate SLOT 2 (Make Futaba's Head go upright)


 
 EASY! Well... not too hard, anyways. Continue down to the stairs and head
up. You'll get some scenes at the top. Sounds like we can't quite open THIS
door, unfortunately. We'll have to do something about it in the real world.
We get some updated objectives:


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Change Futaba's Cognition
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Leave the Palace
 
 
 OK, that's all for this palace. You can stay here and grind if you wish.
I'd try to grind for those ETERNAL LOCKPICK parts a bit if I was you, and
get some more money. I left at about 500K, for reference. I've heard the
next palace is the best for the lockpick parts, so don't worry too much
about getting them here.


 Head back to the PALACE ENTRANCE. We are going to make sure our PERSONA
LINE UP is good for the next several weeks. We do have to come back here for
a (gasp!) Boss Fight, but as long as you have a good HEALING ability and
perhaps some group stat buff spells, you should be OK.


 (-NOTE-) Don't worry about having the PERSONA'S down below until after
          you do the next STRENGTH CONFIDANT below. I would also highly
          recommend you use the Personas and money you have to FUSE A TON.
          We need a good variety of Personas to be able to pick and choose
          which ones to fuse...


 So... for now, be sure you have a PERSONA of each TYPE:
 
 o FORTUNE
 o EMPEROR
 o DEVIL
 o TEMPERANCE
 o HIEROPHANT
 o DEATH
 o HANGED MAN
 o SUN
 o STAR
 

 (-NOTE-) I actually did the below confidant rank on AUGUST 5TH... but I'm
          99% sure you can do this right now. The velvet room is right here
          after all. The only exceptino MAY BE the trophy below... which you
          can do at a later date (past the 5th) if needed.

          
          
 We should be able to do the next STRENGTH CONFIDANT now as well. You are
definitely high enough of a level. If you recall, we were asked for a:

 "Ame-no-uzume" with the "Dodge Psy" ability.
 
 
 To get this, we need to fuse two particular Persona's so that we can fuse
them together. If you have either of them, fantastic. You may or may not
depending on how much you've been fusing up to now:

 o SUI-KI  (Get this by fusing Matador with Orthus)
 
 o KIN-KI  (Get this by fusing Sandman with Nigi Mitama... be SURE you fuse
            this one instead of summon it, so it levels up and gets the DODGE
            PSY ability!)
            
            
 Doing this will get you the "Ame-no-uzume" with the "Dodge Psy" ability.
Present this to the wardens to get a rank up with them:

  

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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: TWIN WARDENS                                                   |
 |                                                                            |
 |  STRENGTH ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 5)                                         |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: GUILLOTINE BOOSTER                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Increases the possible fusions of Personas in the            |
 |               Group Guillotine.                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
  
 Next, we will be asked to bring them a "NEKO SHOGUN" with the skill "DEKAJA".
 
 
 ALSO, you don't need to do this now, but if you use the ELECTRIC CHAIR to
make an item, you will gain a trophy:


 
(-NOTE-) You will get the "A Sublime Experiment" Bronze Trophy for
         performing an Electric Chair execution for the first time!

  
 Nothing left to do here. Leave the palace to continue once you are ready.



 INFILTRATION LOG:
 -----------------
 
 o Took Shadow Futaba's request         o Bested the desert town bandit
 
 o Escaped from below ground            o Opened the door underground
 
 o Opened the great corridor door       o Found a Safe Room

 o Cleared Chamber of Rejection         o Solved the mural
 
 o Opened the 2nd corridor door         o Found a Safe Room

 o Cleared Chamber of Guilt             o Solved the 2nd mural

 o Opened the 3rd corridor door         o Found a Safe Room

 o Found a Safe Room                    o Cleared Chamber of Sanctuary

 o Solved the 3rd mural                 o Opened the final corridor door


 
 We'll be back at Leblan'c afterwards. Nothing to do but sleep though.
We do get an objective. Hehehe...
 
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Head into Futaba's Room
 
 
 We'll also get a text from Yusuke saying that he's coming over tomorrow.
Oh, and it's a NEW MONTH! How about that! Sweet!


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 AUGUST 1ST (MONDAY 8/01)
 ------------------------

 Well, we have a TON of days before we confront Futaba. And unlike past
cases, we are going DIRECTLY to her, so there's no "Sending the Calling Card
and waiting" here. We just go.


 That being said, there is no rush. Since it is raining today, let's make
the most of it. Don't forget that you have plenty of TREASURE TO SELL.


 After getting more money (I'm well over 500K now), let's head to the SHIBUYA
DINER to take advantage of the rain. Go ahead and order the new drink, the
"Frui-Tea" for 800 Yen. Doing this will net us [_CHARM +1_] and [_KNOWLEDGE +3_]
in the end. Really helping with our knowledge!


 For our evening activity, I'm having Kawakami help out with DOING LAUNDRY. I
had more than four items, so this seemed like a good thing to do.

 After that, I headed to SHINJUKU and hung out with Mishima. We're about to
get a lot of MEMENTOS REQUESTS in the upcoming days, so we need to get him
semi-caught up.

 He'll take us out to eat today. Pick "Steak sounds good" here to make him
happy. The topic of where the money came from comes up now... and it's not
pretty. Pick what you will here (I picked "You're amazing" and "You're probably
right" to make him happy) and our meal will get cancelled after all...

 Damn... We do rank up though:

 

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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: YUUKI MISHIMA                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  MOON ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 4)                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: MISHIMA'S ENTHUSIASM                                         |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Increases EXP earned from battle.                            |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 We'll head home afterwards and get our laundry from Kawakami. Very nice!

 
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 AUGUST 2ND (TUESDAY 8/02)
 -------------------------

 We will get a... reminder from Futaba today. Hehehe...
 
 
 After that, check your phone for some messages. One is just a reminder to
send the calling card, but read the two from Mishima. We'll get TWO requests
from him here:
 

 o REQUEST RECEIVED: We Aren't Just Your Slaves
 
 
 Sounds like we need to work at CROSSROADS to get that one done, huh? Nice
of the game to tell us that. The second one about the job has a name though,
somebody named "Nozomi Odo".


 o REQUEST RECEIVED: Part-time Job, Full-time Hell

 
 Now, for our afternoon activity, let's CRAFT SOME LOCKPICKS. Here you want
to SAVE and try to get the [_PROFICIENCY +3_] bonus. You should have a good
chance of getting it right away. RELOAD IF YOU DON'T. I know that I personally
will be using these lockpicks in Futaba's palace...


 You should also get a RANK UP if you get the three proficiency notes:


 o PROFICIENCY RANK UP! (PROFICIENCY RANK 3: SKILLED)


 For our evening activity, let's go hang out with Chihaya. She's ready for
a rank up herself. Bus over to Shinjuku and meet with here.

 Chihaya will sit us down today and open her guts up, telling us why she
REALLY left home as well as why she sells Holy Stones.. Once you get a
chance, pick "I don't think so" to overturn fate once again and get a rank
up out of her:



 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: FORTUNE TELLER                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  FORTUNE ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 7)                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: AFFINITY READING                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Deepens your bond with a Confidant of your choice.           |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 That ability is going to help us out a lot! Good thing we have so much
money, right!? That's it for today.
 
 
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 AUGUST 3RD (WEDNESDAY 8/03)
 ---------------------------

 Well, Ryuji is here. Let's ignore him. Today, head to SHIBUYA as we're about
to spend time there, but first peek into the BOOKSTORE and buy everything you
can:


 .——————————————————————————.
(   - TAIHEIDO BOOKSTORE -   )_________________________________________________
 `——————————————————————————´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯

                               -$-   BOOKS   -$-
                               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
                               
 Fishpond Spotter           1,800 Yen        Ghost Encounters          1,800 Yen

 
 
 (-NOTE-) If you haven't bought everything by now, do so. You should have
          more than enough money. The books up above are JUST THE NEW BOOKS
          here, by the way. Buy them as well. Buy everything!
          
          

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 _________________________________________________(   - TAIHEIDO BOOKSTORE -   )
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 Since it is raining today, let's push our stats a bit more. Head over to
the DINER at Shibuya today and order the "Frui-Tea". We'll get the same stat
boost as last time: [_CHARM +1_] and [_KNOWLEDGE +3_]. Any time I can get
four stats, I'm happy.
 

 For our evening, let's go take a soak in the tub. It's raining, so we can
SOAK LONGER. Go ahead and spend extra time here today. At the end, you'll
get a nice [_CHARM +3_] bonus, which is just enough to push us to the next
rank:


 o CHARM RANK UP! (CHARM RANK 4: CHARISMATIC)


 Oh, we're getting close to maxing out a couple of these huh!? Patience
though: we still got a ways to go!


 During the night, we'll get a message from Mishima. Well... be sure to
TURN HIM DOWN here. As bad as that is. We've got people to hang out with
and requests to get tomorrow...


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 AUGUST 4TH (THURSDAY 8/04)
 --------------------------

 We'll get a message from Takemi here. She seems torn on talking with us.
We should definitely go see her, but curry comes first! (Note that we got
the message as our CHARM is high enough now...).


 Before we go see her, go check out the TV to get a question:


 o QUESTION: So which one of these counts as larceny? You be the judge!
 
 o ANSWER: Joyride, but return the car.
 
 
 Answer correctly for a [_KNOWLEDGE +1_] boost.
 
 OK, go ahead and head over to Takemi's Clinic now. Ask about the Clinical
Trial and you'll melt her heart (you charmer, you). She'll tell you what is
bothering her. Pick "What about Miwa-chan?" here to learn what happened to
her. That... really sucks. After that, pick "I'm your ally" when you can to
make her happy, then "And your patients?".

 After all of this, ask "What's his full name" and then make up an excuse
to learn it is "Shoichi Oyamada". Hehehe... We'll get a request here as a
result:


 o REQUEST RECEIVED: Bad Medicine
 
 
 Once we get home, we'll get a request from Chihaya to go see her. This is
going to result in another request, so let's go ahead and rack them up. Go
ahead and accept her invite from the cell phone and we'll go see her.

 Pick whatever options you want her with Chihaya as she's just telling you
what's going on. At the end, pick "Tell me his name" to get a full name of
the director: "Yuichi Fukurai". Another target for Mementos...


 o REQUEST RECEIVED: Debunking the Psychic!
 
 
 Well, that was an EVENTFUL day. During the night, we'll get a text from
Yusuke. He wants to go see a movie, which is great for us as we haven't seen
this month's movie yet (if you are following this guide, of course) but we
need to get Yusuke to Rank 10 still. Go ahead and COMMIT right now to make
plans with him for tomorrow...


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 AUGUST 5TH (FRIDAY 8/05)
 ------------------------

 We'll meet up with Yusuke here. We'll get to hear some dialog, which is
cool, and we'll end up getting [_KINDNESS +3_], which is nice. When you get
out, tell Yusuke "I don't mind" to get some bonus points with him. Very nice.


 For our evening time, read the messages we get. The most important one is
from Mishima, who says there's violence going on in the Shibuya Underground
Mall and Morgana suggests we work there. Heh... This ends in a request:
 
 
 o REQUEST RECEIVED: Who's Been Assaulting People?
 
 
 For our evening, we're going to put our newest CHIHAYA ABILITY to use. Go
and see her and have your FORTUNE READ. You want to pick the COMPATABILITY
FORTUNE. This will give you affinity points for whoever you choose. Pick
"Ichiko Ohya" here. It costs 5,000 YEN but it is quite worth it!


 o FORTUNE READING (AFFINITY): "Ichiko Ohya"


 
 (-NOTE-) I'm doing that note up above so that when you do affinity fortune
          readings, they will stand out in the guide.
          
          
 After that, let's go meet with Ohya. Use your phone to get there. Before
we talk to her, go ahead and talk to Lala Escargot. Tell her that "I want
to work here part-time". This is part of a request we still need to get to
the bottom of.

 Talk to her again for a tutorial: 
 

       TUTORIAL - SPENDING TIME WITH CONFIDANTS:
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 | 
 |  Working at the bar will cause time to pass, but you will receive money.
 |
 |  Additionally, sometimes talking with the regular customers will improve
 |  various stats.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 Pass on working for now. Talk to Ohya and hang out with her.
 
 
 She'll take us away from the bar. Soon someone will come and approach us.
Or "Catch Ohya" it would look like. Her chief! Hehe. When you get the option
go ahead and pick "She hasn't done anything wrong". Ohya will make some VERY
bold claims here... shall we play along?

 Go ahead and pick "Don't tell anyone" here to play along and make her happy
and once the chief starts putting the pressure on for real, tell her that
"Our movie is about to start". This should get her in the clear for awhile.
We'll get our rank up soon:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: ICHIKO OHYA                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |  DEVIL ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 4)                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: SHOCKING SCOOP                                               |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Delivers the same effects as Rumor-filled Scoop, but         |
 |               to greater effect.                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 We will also get a nice [_CHARM +3_] boost as well for that rank up with
Ohya. A very nice bonus, for sure. Our day will be over after that.

  
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 AUGUST 6TH (SATURDAY 8/06)
 --------------------------
 
 Ah, another day! Today we are going to go get our fortune done again. Head
to Shinjuku and go visit Chibaya. We're going to get another fortune reading
to head-off needing to "spend time" with someone. Who needs that bother!?


 o FORTUNE READING (AFFINITY): "Ichiko Ohya"
 

 After that, go to the Shibuya Underground Mall and work the FLOWER JOB. We
are doing this for the last time, but it is very much worth it this time.
After your job today, pick "What Happened?" followed by "Attacked by who?".
The shop owner will give us a name: "Taizo Naguri".

 We also get paid [_3,200 YEN_] and get a [_KINDNESS +2_] bump for working.
More importantly, our request from earlier gets updated!
 
 
 o REQUEST RECEIVED (UPDATED): Who's Been Assaulting People?
 
 
 Very nice! For our evening time we get messages from Kawakami and Mishima,
both who want to hang out. Let's hang out with Kawakami. Go ahead and call
her over.

 
 Once Kawakami comes over, she will tell you that she's going to quit. Huh?
Oh, a better job? Ask her if "Is this really what you want?" for good points,
then when you hear her plan, say "If that's what you decided" to make her
think. Tell her "That's your answer" after that and "Mistakes can be fixed".

 She'll come to an answer, but will ask what we thing about it. Heh. Tell her
"Be confident in your answer" and we'll get a rank up!



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: SADAYO KAWAKAMI                                                |
 |                                                                            |
 |  TEMPERANCE ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 8)                                       |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 After the rank up we'll have one more dialog choice. Pick "I want to protect
you" here for good points. Kawakami will leave soon afterwards... and that,
everyone, is the end of this day!


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 AUGUST 7TH (SUNDAY 8/07)
 ------------------------
 
 SUNDAY!
 
 It's been awhile, but we can actually buy something at the SHOPPING CHANNEL
today. They are selling [_COOLIFIED PAD x20_] for 1,980 YEN. These things can
cure burns, so go ahead and buy them if you wish (I did).


 After that, since we are rolling in money still (we ARE rolling in money
still, right?). Head to Shinjuku and get a STAT BOOSTING FORTUNE. You want
to pick "PROFICIENCY".


 Next, head to Shibuya Underground Walkway. Buy the STAT BOOSTING DRINK here.
Today it is the "Vitality Aojiru". Spend 5,000 Yen and drink it down and you
will gain [_PROFICIENCY +2_]. Very nice!


 NOW! For our upcoming trip, there are a few things that will help:
 
 o Relax Gel - Cures a number of status effects. More importantly, cures
               Despair, which we'll see a lot in a bit...
               
 o Alert Capsule - Cures Dizzy, amongst other things. Again, we'll see
                   this in quite a bit.
 
 
 As you can probably guess, today we are going to take FUTABA'S HEART!
Call the gang in and at the hideout look into the requests to get that out
of the way. Morgana will go through them one by one. The only one we don't
have all the info on yet is  "We Aren't Just Your Slaves", but every other
one is ready to go.

 
 After that, do the "Send Calling Card". When a dialog choice comes up, pick
"We'll be honest" which should do the trick. The next few scenes here are
just plain gold. Just... wow.


 Enjoy them all. No need for me to go into them. We'll soon be back in the
palace and that fantastic music will start to play... are you ready for this!?



  FUTABA'S PALACE
  ---------------

 We'll get our objectives here:
 
 
 o OBJECTIVE: Steal Futaba's Heart
 
  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Go through the Cognitive Door
  
  
 There are a couple worth-while notes here before we get into it:
 
 
 (-NOTE-) Leave Ryuji behind for this battle. His weakness to WIND won't
          do us any good. Morgana is a bit better as he can heal the group
          easily. Makoto is a great pick to bring as well for her "Energy
          Shower" ability.
 
 (-NOTE-) Be sure to UNLOCK ANY CHESTS before going after the treasure. Also,
          remember that a lot of the TREASURE VASES have respawned throughout
          the palace. Pick them up now if you wish.


 Once you are ready, head up to the very top of the Great Corridor and enter
the room. You'll head up to a brand new area soon.
 
 
 CHAMBER OF EMPTINESS
 --------------------
 
 Well well... it seems we aren't done exploring this palace after all! The
treasure is above us, so let's get going!


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Steal the materialized Treasure
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Traverse the Chamber of Emptiness
 

 Head up the stairs nearby and nab the [_DOG FACED VASE_]. Continue up the
steps and watch out for the guard to the left. There's a [_DOG FACED VASE_]
on the next platform. The path also splits here: up or down?


 Let's go UP first, dealing with that guard. There's a [_HUMAN FACED VASE_]
here. Jump the gap now and get the next [_HUMAN FACED VASE_]. From here you
can drop down. There's a THIRD [_HUMAN FACED VASE_] here in the corner, but
more importantly there's TWO GUARDS here that reach this area. One from both
directions. Use the green pillars here to ambush them both.

 From here we can go UP or DOWN. Go DOWN first and to the RIGHT. You need to
ambush a guard down here, but you can nab a [_HUMAN FACED VASE_] to the right.
This path loops back around to where we were earlier, by the way. No need to
go back there though. Instead, go bo the coffins and jump the gap when the
guard isn't looking so we can ambush him. This path leads up to a CHEST which
you can loot for a [_BALM OF LIFE_].


 Head back now and jump the gap, going right and up to the only place we
haven't gone yet. There is a [_BIRD FACED VASE_] on the way. Enter the door
you find over here to start the boss fight...



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 |               ~ BOSS ENCOUNTER: COGNITIVE WAKABA ISSHIKI ~                 |
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 |                                                                            |
 |   This boss fight is once again two phases. The boss doesn't start off     |
 |  with that name up above, by the way. It starts out as "Beast That Rules   |
 |  the Palace". Once it gets to the second phase, it will have its proper    |
 |  name. Still, this is a fairly easy boss fight, especially since we        |
 |  don't have anyone weak to wind attacks.                                   |
 |                                                                            |
 |   The first part of this fight is us surviving. Simply, surviving. Here    |
 |  you want to use whatever BUFFING items you can. Put Defense UP on         |
 |  everyone, or even Evasion UP on everyone (or both). You can ONLY hit      |
 |  the boss with GUNS or MAGIC here. Just use your mid-level magic spells    |
 |  and keep everyone healed up. At SOME POINT in the fight you will see      |
 |  the boss use "Rapid Ascent". This gives you TWO ROUNDS to heal and buff   |
 |  up. After that, GUARD as the boss will use "Sphinx Dive" to do some       |
 |  major damage.                                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |   After that attack, we'll get SEVERAL scenes is a row. Enjoy them.        |
 |  Futaba's scenes will mark the transition from "Phase 1" of the fight      |
 |  to "Phase 2". Man, all of these Futaba Scenes are fantastic! But...       |
 |  back to the fight. Futaba will make a BALLISTA appear behind us, and      |
 |  we'll be able to send someone over to it.                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |   Now, for this second phase of the fight, send a person over to the       |
 |  BALLISTA. I recommend Yusuke, leaving your main character, Morgana        |
 |  and Makoto behind. This second phase is in two parts: the "Flying"        |
 |  part and the "Downed" part. When Wakaba is flying, keep your health up    |
 |  and buffs up with two characters and hit him with mid-level magic with    |
 |  a third character. The attacks to watch out for here (see below as well)  |
 |  are "Dreadful Scream" for the "Despair" status and the Sphinx Swipe,      |
 |  which can make you use heal-all magic.                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |   Keep your buffs and healing up until the person you sent out to the      |
 |  Ballista uses it. When Wakaba goes DOWN, go ALL OUT on her. Now, if       |
 |  you can, use any item in your inventory to put ATTACK UP on everyone.     |
 |  Then go all out on Wakaba. Use your highest HP attacks on him with        |
 |  whoever you can and after a few rounds he will take to the skies again.   |
 |                                                                            |
 |   This pattern will repeat. Heal and buff up ASAP, and send someone to     |
 |  the BALLISTA, which Futaba will replace. Read up on the attacks below     |
 |  and use items when needed (or abilities) to cure despair at the very      |
 |  least. Once you knock her down again you should be able to take her       |
 |  out once and for all!                                                     |
 |                                                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |   BOSS MOVES:                                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 | - Slam: This move is a single-target attack. You'll see this move          |
 |   quite a bit which is good as it is the weakest attack the boss has.      |
 |   The boss may use this move twice in a row of course. If it does, a       |
 |   single Media should be able to heal everyone up.                         |
 |                                                                            |
 | - Wing Blast: This is a hit-all move where the boss will flap its          |
 |   wings and hit everyone with a wind attack (the biggest reason we         |
 |   don't have Ryuji with us... This attack can also cause the "Dizziness"   |
 |   on random targets. This generally doesn't affect your magic casting      |
 |   ability though, just so you know.                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 | - Rapid Ascent/Sphinx Dive: I'm pairing these moves together. This move    |
 |   is dangerous, but you get SO MUCH TIME between the ascent and the dive   |
 |   that you can fully heal up and buff up as well. On the third turn, BE    |
 |   SURE you guard. This will dampen the hit of course and you will only     |
 |   lose about half of your health. Heal up afterwards and you'll be OK.     |
 |                                                                            |
 | - Sphinx Swipe: One of the few moves you'll start seeing when the fight    |
 |   truly begins. This is a hit-all physical attack. A lot like Wing Blast   |
 |   but without the wind attack. Be sure to use a heal-all move afterwards   |
 |   to heal up.                                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 | - Dreadful Scream: Probably the most annoying attack. This scream has      |
 |   a chance to hit all party members with despair. Despair will cause       |
 |   you to miss a turn and lose SP, so be sure to heal it up right away      |
 |   when she lands it (and to get your turn back... totally worth it).       |
 |   This is where those items we bought earlier come in handy. Either        |
 |   that or have Makoto use Energy Rain. Either way works, but since         |
 |   Makoto may be despairing it is good to have options...                   |
 |                                                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'


 
 Enjoy the scenes once you beat the boss. We'll have plenty of text here as
well as an animated cut-scene (love it!). Soon we'll be back in the real
world.

 More scenes and dialog await us. Enjoy it all. Soon we'll be at Leblanc's
with the day coming to an end. We have some updated objectives here:


 o OBJECTIVE: Stop Medjed's Plan
 
  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Wait for Futaba to recover
  
 
 We have no choice but to go to bed for the night. Good job today! We have
won over a very reclusive hacker to our side... well, whenever she wakes up
that is...


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 AUGUST 8TH (MONDAY 8/08)
 ------------------------

 Today is a good day to relax after that fight yesterday... relax by eating!
With our current stats (4 Charm, Knowledge, Guts and 3 Kindness, Proficiency)
we should be able to take the SECOND burger challenge.


 (-NOTE-) LUCK Fortune Telling doesn't help with the rewards below... trust
          me I tried... I am greedy, what can I say!?!

          
 Go ahead and head to Shibuya and "Big Bang Burger". Take the challenge for
1,500 Yen. With that stats that we have, you should be able to finish it,
which nets you the [_1ST MATE BADGE_]. This accessory gives you 30 HP instead
of the 10 you get from the 2nd Mate Badge.

 More importantly, it also gives us a TON of stats (probably the most we've
ever seen): [_GUTS +2_], [_KNOWLEDGE +2_], [_CHARM +2_], [_PROFICIENCY +2_].
I absolutely love it! So very good!


 We'll head home and get our [_COOLIFIER PAD x20_] we ordered.
 
 For our evening activity,let's do some reading (we haven't done this in a
while, and need to raise our PROFICIENCY to Rank 4 as soon as we can for the
BAR JOB). Go ahead and read at the Leblanc Bar Stool. Pick "Tidying the Heart"
and you'll complete it:

 
 o BOOK PROGRESS: TIDYING THE HEART (COMPLETE!)
 
 
 Very nice! Another book down and a [_PROFICIENCY +3_] boost to boot. Still
need more proficiency, but this helps for sure.


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 AUGUST 9TH (TUESDAY 8/09)
 -------------------------

 Today you get a mementos request (ignore it) and a text from Yusuke. He wants
to hang out, but as you can see, we... hesitate on doing so. This is a SIGN: we
CANNOT actually push his rank any further. We need RANK 4 PROFICIENCY to do so
(yet another reason to focus on proficiency). DECLINE his request.


 Instead, be sure to SAVE and spend the day hours crafting. Make SURE you get
the THREE NOTES at the end for [_PROFICIENCY +3_]. I would also recommend you
make lockpicks for the next dungeon (at least four) and then after that, make
things you haven't made before. There is a trophy for making one of each of
the thief tools, so you may as well make some headway on that while you can.


 For our evening activity, head to the AIRSOFT SHOP, "UNTOUCHABLE" and then
tell him you looked in the bag. This will start a relationship with him, and
he'll give you the [_TKACHEV II_] for helping him out. Tell him "I want to see
more" and he'll take you in the back.


 Back here, tell him you are a "Gun customization guru" and then when he gives
you a deal, state "This sounds suspicious". Go with "What's your goal here?"
and after that pick "I'll do what I can". After all of that, we will have
made a deal with him. We'll get a real-world scene with Sae and get our first
rank up in the "Hanged Man" Arcana:
 


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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: WEAPONS DEALER                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  HANGED ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 1)                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: STARTER CUSTOMIZATION                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Allows you to customize guns to improve                      |
 |               their performance.                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 Very nice. That's all we have for today. Goodnight!
 

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 AUGUST 10TH (WEDNESDAY 8/10)
 ----------------------------

 We'll get another message about the Mementos Requests, but we aren't done
racking up info yet so ignore it.

 More importantly, you can use MEGA FERTILIZER today on your plant. You will
get a nice [_KINDNESS +3_] boost for doing so, while wasting no time! Very
nice!


 We're going to do more crafting this morning. Need to get our proficiency
up. Be sure to SAVE and then make whatever you want at your workbench. Again,
I would recommend making whatever you don't have yet to work towards the
trophy. Make sure you get [_PROFICIENCY +3_], and if you don't be sure to
reload.


 For the evening, go to SHINJUKU and go meet up with Mishima. He will be
ready to hang out and ready for a rank up. He'll take us to the diner to
hang out.


 Here you can pick whatever you wish (since his confidant works a bit
different and all..). He DOES give off notes on "Is it for me?" and the
"Good idea" options though, just FYI. You'll rank up no matter what in
the end:

 

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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: YUUKI MISHIMA                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  MOON ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 5)                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: MISHIMA'S DESPERATION                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Increases EXP earned by backup members.                      |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 We'll get a scene here afterward with Mishima's "classmates". Bah, what a
bunch of jerks. He's not too phased though, as he has a purpose. That's good.
After that, we'll get a message from Yusuke stating he is coming over tomorrow.
Meh, oh well. It'll be time to go to the next day...


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 AUGUST 11TH (THURSDAY 8/11)
 ---------------------------

 Today, thanks to us hanging out with Mishima, we will get another mission
(or request) to look into from Mishima. This one sounds like animal cruelty
if you ask me! We MUST look into it!


 o REQUEST RECEIVED: Calling for Justice for Cats
 
 
 We'll look into this more later. For our day time activity, head to the
Shibuya Diner and order the "Nostalgic Steak". We haven't had that in awhile
as you'll recall. Order it and thanks to the rainy day we will get some nice
boosts: [_KNOWLEDGE +3_] and [_KINDNESS +1_].


 For our evening activity, we'll get a text message from Yoshida. Let's go
hang out with him. Accept his invitation to go see him right away. He's
apparently on the side of the Phantom Thieves! Heh. He'll ask us to go with
him to meet someone and we'll be off.


 More political talk here, of course. Yoshida is being recruited... if he
will fall in line. Go ahead and pick "You should decline" here for some
points. After that you can pick what you wish. I choose to pick "He will win
the election" followed by "I still believe in him". Good to back up our guy,
right? In the end we'll get his appreciation followed by a rank up:
 


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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: MAN OF THE PEOPLE                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 |  SUN ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 7)                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 We also get a nice [_CHARM +3_] boost here. Very nice. The day will advance
to the next day automatically after that.


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 AUGUST 12TH (FRIDAY 8/12)
 -------------------------

 Today we're going after that mission that Mishima told us about. That means
going to the Shibuya Convenience Store job and working. You'll go through your
shift, but at the end talk to your co-worker (manager?) and choose whatever
you wish. Ask for a name at the end and you'll get "Kazuo Tsuboi". This will
update our request:


 o REQUEST RECEIVED (UPDATED!): Calling for Justice for Cats
 
 
 We get [_2,800 YEN_] as well for our work. Chump change...
 
 
 For our evening, Ohya will ask to hang out. Again. Let's go with her this
time though. We ARE NOT quite ready to rank up with her... so go to SHINJUKU
and get an AFFINITY reading for her:
 
 
 o FORTUNE READING (AFFINITY): "Ichiko Ohya"


 Go to CROSSROADS now and talk to Ohya. We'll be able to rank up this time,
thanks to the past two readings. She'll stay in the bar and chat with us this
time. She'll tell us she learned about our past. Pick "Because of your
incident?" here and then "You can trust me". We'll FINALLY get to hear about
her partner, Kayo Murakami. Oh damn!

 Ask "What was the cause of death?" next to learn it isn't known and who the
police suspect as the killer (you guessed it...). After the story, pick
"That's unforgivable" for some good points. We'll rank up after that:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: ICHIKO OHYA                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |  DEVIL ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 5)                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 Lala will send us home afterwards. Before bed, Ryuji will say he is going
to come over tomorrow. And that's all for this day! 


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 AUGUST 13TH (SATURDAY 8/13)
 ---------------------------

 Another day, another chance to push our stats up. Today is all about stats
but will set us up for tomorrow. For the morning/daytime, go ahead and BE
SURE TO SAVE, and then craft in your room. Make whatever you wish. Personally
I made a TON of Lockpicks.

 You should get [_PROFICIENCY +3_] here. Reload if you don't and try again.
Doing this will also net you a rank up:
 
 
 o PROFICIENCY RANK UP! (PROFICIENCY RANK 4: MASTERFUL)


 For our evening activity we are doing much of the same. SAVE BEFORE YOU DO
THIS. We are going to go BATHE in the bath. We have a chance of getting a
[_CHARM +3_] here by STAYING IN LONGER. RELOAD and try again if you get the
guts outcome. We want the maximum charm option.


 After those two things, the day will be over. Tomorrow will be awesome!
Look forward to it!


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 AUGUST 14TH (SUNDAY 8/14)
 -------------------------

 Today... is going to be the single best STAT boost day we've ever had.
 
 Let's start off with going to SHINJUKU. We need a LUCK/STATS reading. Go
ahead and pick "GUTS" here. After that, go ahead and buy an AFFINITY reading
as well. It all costs a bit, but its worth it.

 
 o FORTUNE READING (AFFINITY): "Ichiko Ohya"

 
 While we are here, we can also buy a book at the nearby bookshop:


 .————————————————————————————.
(   - HINOKUNIYA BOOKSTORE -   )_______________________________________________
 `————————————————————————————´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯

                               -$-   BOOKS   -$-
                               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
                               
 Batting Science            2,800 Yen        Cinema Treasures          2,800 Yen
 Flowerpedia                2,800 Yen
 
 
 (-NOTE-) "Flowerpedia" is the new book here. Be sure to buy it (we want them
          all eventually). Buy them all now if you haven't already.
          
          

                                                 .————————————————————————————.
 _______________________________________________(   - HINOKUNIYA BOOKSTORE -   )
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 Next, head to the UNDERGROUND WALKWAY in Shibuya and go to the JUICE VENDOR.
It's Sunday, so spend the 5,000 Yen and buy the "Nasty Aojiru". Drink it down
for a nice [_GUTS +2_] boost.


 Now, we are ready to take on the next BIG BANG BURGER challenge. Your stats
for this should be everything at FOUR, except for Kindness, which should be
at THREE.


 If you have that and have been following the guide, you are good to go! Take
on the challenge and you'll see the biggest burger in the world! Hahaha. We
will be able to eat it though, amazingly. For doing so we get a reward from
the restaurant: the [_CAPTAIN BADGE_]. This gives you 50 HP, instead of the
30 or 10 from the other prizes.

 More importantly, we get an ENORMOUS STAT BOOST REWARD. Seriously, you will
get [_GUTS +3_], [_KNOWLEDGE +3_], [_CHARM +3_], and finally [_PROFICIENCY +3_].
That's TWELVE stat points. Just ridiculous. This is great...


 We'll be at Leblanc's after that. It is SUNDAY, so check the TV for the
SHOPPING CHANNEL. Today you can buy  [_SECOND MAID x30_] for 1,980 yen. Buy
it if you wish (I did...). It does 10 HP recovery to an ally... so it's very
much your call.
 
 
 For our nighttime activity, we get a text from Yoshida, but let's go hang
out with Iwai instead. He is at the Airsoft Shop "Untouchable". Tell him you
are here to work and he'll go out on a job with us.


 Listen to his meeting and soon he will cough, which is the signal we both
agreed on. Pick "Maybe I should call him" here and after he leaves the man
will question us. Pick "Nothing in particular" and then once the man is gone
pick "What should I do now?". After all of this, we will get a rank up:
 


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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: WEAPONS DEALER                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  HANGED ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 2)                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 We'll also get a [_PROFICIENCY +2_] boost as Iwai tells us to order something
on him. And that's it for today. We'll be on the next day before you know it!


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 AUGUST 15TH (MONDAY 8/15)
 -------------------------

 SIX more days until "The Cleanse". Ugh, all the waiting...
 
 
 Today we're spending more AFFINITY money. Head to SHINJUKU and see Chihaya
for a fortune reading. Pick Affinity and Ichiko Ohya.

 
 o FORTUNE READING (AFFINITY): "Ichiko Ohya"


 We'll be ready to hang out with her tonight, thanks to that. Very nice! For
our daytime activity though, let's go see Yusuke. He is ready for a rank up,
as you'll recall when we denied him earlier. We SHOULD HAVE PROFICIENCY RANK 4
now though, so we can hang out with him.


 He is at Shibuya, in the Underground Walkway. Go choose to hang out with him
and he'll take us back to his old house.

 Here, tell him that "It feels nostalgic" and after a bit of dialog he will
try to get in. Try and fail. Pick "We should get it fixed", but that really
isn't an option. Thankfully, we will fix the door, again all thanks to our
PROFICIENCY RANK 4. The scene will continue on...

 Once you get a chance, pick "Are you OK?". Madarame will come up again of
course. Here, pick "Maybe he was sympathetic". After that a door will again
open up for Yusuke. We'll meet the man from the art display earlier, who we
learn is the "Director of the Japanese Art Support Foundation". Huh...

 In the end, we'll get another rank up, as Yusuke's life takes a right turn:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: YUSUKE KITAGAWA                                                |
 |                                                                            |
 |  EMPEROR ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 6)                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: HARISEN RECOVERY                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance to cure status ailments inflicted upon                |
 |               party members.                                               |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 We'll be back home at Leblanc's after that. We'll get out stuff from the
Shopping Channel. We also get a text from Ohya, wanting to hang out. How
handy! Go ahead and head on over to her.


 When you arrive, you'll see Ohya is very drunk. She'll deny it though. Ask
her "Having trouble at work?" to learn what happened. After she shares, pick
"He must not like you", then "You should trust in her". Once she gets her
willpower back, pick "That's the spirit". We'll end up with a rank up:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: ICHIKO OHYA                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |  DEVIL ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 6)                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 That's it for today! Onto tomorrow!


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 AUGUST 16TH (TUESDAY 8/16)
 --------------------------

 Today its raining, so we're going to push our stats a bit. Head over to the
Shibuya Diner and order the "Nostalgic Steak". We'll get a nice [_KNOWLEDGE +3_]
and [_KINDNESS +1_] boost. Nice.


 For our evening we're going to spend some money. Head over to Shinjuku and
go see Chihaya. Get an affinity reading for "Ichiko Ohya" to make her ready
for a rank up.

 
 o FORTUNE READING (AFFINITY): "Ichiko Ohya"

 
 HOWEVER! We're going to go spend some time with our benefactor, Sojiro, so
head back to Leblanc's and spend time with him (hang out with him... get rid
of any customers if needed).


 He'll teach us more about coffee and curry this time. When you get a chance,
ask him to "Tell me more". Once we get interrupted and things get... awkward,
do some quick thinking and "Call Sojiro's phone". This gives him the out he
needs and gives us a rank up soon:
 
 

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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDANT: SOJIRO SAKURA                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  HIEROPHANT ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 4)                                       |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: LEBLANC CURRY                                                |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Allows you to make curry that slightly restores SP to        |
 |               all allies.                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'


 
 This particular rank-up comes with a tutorial:
 

       TUTORIAL - BASICS OF LEBLANC CURRY:
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 | 
 |  You can make curry on days when there are ingredients for curry in the
 |  refrigerator at Leblanc.
 |
 |  You will be unable to make curry during the day and after school when
 |  the cafe is open. Try cooking at night when the stove is free.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
 We also get a nice [_KINDNESS +3_] boost as well. Very nice. That's all we
have for today. Onto tomorrow!


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 AUGUST 17TH (WEDNESDAY 8/17)
 ----------------------------

 Today we're going to spend some MONEY. So glad we got all that money from
the last dungeon. Head over to Shinjuku and go see Chihaya. We are going to
get TWO fortunes from here. First, get the LUCK reading. You want to choose
KNOWLEDGE here. Next, get an affinity reading. This time, do it for "Yusuke
Kitagawa" as we're going to push him forward soon.


 o FORTUNE READING (AFFINITY): "Yusuke Kitagawa"

 
 He's ready to meet up with us today, actually. Let's go talk to him and
choose to hang out with him. He'll ask about meeting the man who gave us a
card earlier, so tell him "You should meet up with him" to set up a meeting
that we'll get to go along to.


 During the meeting the man will tell Yusuke what he wants with him... as
well as the "image" he wants to create. When you get a chance, go ahead and
ask him "What do you mean?". Yusuke won't take to it all very well, as you
can imagine. When the man is gone (and the bill is paid...), cheer Yusuke up
by telling him "The truth is within you". We'll get  a rank up after that:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: YUSUKE KITAGAWA                                                |
 |                                                                            |
 |  EMPEROR ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 7)                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: MASTER DUPLICATION                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Allows Yusuke to use Blank Cards to duplicate                |
 |               high-rank Skill Cards.                                       |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 After that, let's do something new for a change, for our evening activity.
We're going to head to "Kanda" and meet that Shogi Player the game has talked
about in the past.


 When you are here though, you can talk to the PRIEST to get a tutorial:


       TUTORIAL - USING THE CONFESSIONAL:
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 | 
 |  Calling friends into the confessional will cause time to pass, but
 |  they'll be able to recover a forgotten skill.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 
 Basically, your teammates can recover previous skills here if you wish, at the
cost of replacing a current skill and wasting some time. We shouldn't ever need
to do this, ideally, but I'm glad its here.


 OK, now let's talk to the "Shogi-playing Student" on the right. Ask her if
she is "Hifumi-chan?" and then comment on "Playing Shogi at a Church?" and
ask her to teach you with "Can you teach me shogi?".

 As you are talking to her, you'll eventually get another dialog option (we
get a lot of dialog options here... I'm thinking most of this starting dialog
doesn't matter), but pick "I don't know how to play".

 Once she beats you, state "I can still go on" (classy...) and after that
pick "Sorry, I'm a beginner". We'll come up with a deal with her after this,
as tactics could be a help to the Phantom Thieves... pick "Sounds good to me"
here and a deal has been struck...


 Our wings of rebellion...



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: HIFUMI TOGO                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |  STAR ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 1)                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: KOMA SABAKI                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Allows you to swap current party with backup members         |
 |               during Joker's turn.                                         |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 As a bonus, we also get a nice [_KNOWLEDGE +2_] boost. Very nice! That will
be all for today.


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 AUGUST 18TH (THURSDAY 8/18)
 ---------------------------

 More rain. Seems to be a lot lately. Let's head to the diner again and order
the "Nostalgic Steak" meal. We'll get [_KNOWLEDGE +3_] and [_KINDNESS +1_],
which is nice.


 For our evening, we'll get a text from Ohya. We'll visit her, but FIRST,
let's head to Shinjuku and get an AFFINITY reading for Sojiro. We'll need a
few of them since he's so hard to level up. One at a time though...
 
 
 o FORTUNE READING (AFFINITY): "Sojiro Sakura"

 
 Go ahead and go visit with Ohya now.
 
 Today, Ohya will be exhausted. It's always something with this girl, isn't
it? The quota doesn't help, to be fair. She's becoming a fan of the Phantom
Thieves though, which is good. Soon she'll take a phone call that will SHOCK
everyone in the room...


 Oh wow! Say "Could it be...?" here. The chief will walk in and make everything
a whole lot worse. What a jerk. When Ohya asks for advice afterwards (she is
ready for blood...), pick "Let's think of another way", and she'll calm down.
We will get a rank up here as well!



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: ICHIKO OHYA                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |  DEVIL ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 7)                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: OUTRAGEOUS SCOOP                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Delivers the same effects as Rumor-filled Scoop, but         |
 |               to incredible effect.                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 After that, tell her "You're charming as you are" to get some brownie points
and then we'll get a nice [_CHARM +3_] boost. Sweet! It'll be bedtime after
that and time will march on!


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 AUGUST 19TH (FRIDAY 8/19)
 -------------------------

 Today we'll get a text from Yusuke. He isn't QUITE ready to level up though,
but we can do something about that. Head to Shinjuku and get an AFFINITY
reading for Yusuke.


 o FORTUNE READING (AFFINITY): "Yusuke Kitagawa"

 
 After that, go ahead and head to the Shibuya's Underground Walkway. Yusuke
will be there people-watching, so go ask him to hang out.

 
 Yusuke will call the team to Leblanc's. Over coffee, nonetheless! Very nice!
The subject that he needs help with is the object of his next painting. When
we get a chance, pick "It has to be Ann". Quite funny, AND you get some good
points! Yusuke will then contemplate desires and motivations...

 I can relate to him. I've been writing for so long now... it's tough to try
and keep a pure motive when the world judges "success" in such unpure ways...

 When you can, tell him "You've really grown, Yusuke". Our teammates will
cheer him up as well. All for you... dear reader... Our rank up will come soon
after:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: YUSUKE KITAGAWA                                                |
 |                                                                            |
 |  EMPEROR ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 8)                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: ENDURE                                                       |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance to withstand an otherwise fatal attack with           |
 |               1 HP remaining.                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 After that, for our evening activity, we're going to go hang out with Ohya.
No need for a rank up or fortune reading. This is more of a mission request
visit.


 We'll be at Crossroads with Ohya and Lala. Tell Ohya "You seem tired" once
you can. Her new quota is really hampering her physically it seems. And limits
the time she can look into the case. We need to get the chief off of her back.
Ask her "What's the chief's name?" to learn it is "Shinpei Honjo". This will
get us a request:
 
 
 o REQUEST RECEIVED: Fighting for Truth in Journalism
 
 
 That's all we needed from Ohya. Another request for Mementos, as well. Very
nice! That's all for today as well. We'll advance days automatically.
 

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 AUGUST 20TH (SATURDAY 8/20)
 ---------------------------

 Today, we're going to spend some more money. First, once you get a chance,
go ahead and head to Shinjuku and get an Affinity reading for Sojiro.
 
 
 o FORTUNE READING (AFFINITY): "Sojiro Sakura"

 
 Next up... I suppose we'll push our stats. Read the note down below though
(this seems to be a great time slot to catch up if needed on whatever you can
or wish).


 With that said, let's go repeat the "Big Bang Burger Challenge". We've
already won it, so for winning it this time we get [_GUTS +3_]. For winning
we also get [_BIG BANG BURGER x10_]. Not too bad.

 
 
 (-NOTE-) This is a great morning to play "Catch Up" on any confidants if
          you wish. This guts isn't absolutely needed for anything right,
          right away...
 
 
 for our evening, we will get THREE texts tonight (after the group text).
Iwai, Hifumi, and Yoshida, all want to hang out. We're going to go with our
man Yoshida. We'll go off to meet with Dietman Matsushita after the speech.


 When you meet up with Dietman Matsushita (in a very sketchy looking place),
he'll tell you that he's fighting with the Kuramoto group. Political enemies,
huh? Fun. We'll get a bombshell here for Yoshida, as he learns how he really
became "No Good Tora". Wow... 

 Pick "That's a difficult decision" here. He'll still try to help us. Whatever
hurts the enemy, right? Pick "Stick to your beliefs" here which will make him
very happy. He hits close to home after that... smart guy. Pick "So what if
you're right" here and he'll lighten up a bit. We'll get our rank up after
that:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: MAN OF THE PEOPLE                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 |  SUN ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 8)                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: MIND CONTROL                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Occasionally lets you skip negotiation when attempting       |
 |               to obtain a Persona.                                         |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 We also get a nice [_CHARM +3_] bonus for this rank up. Very nice! I'm
betting this ability won't help my guide-writing at all. Eh... we'll move on
to the next day soon enough...


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 AUGUST 21ST (SUNDAY 8/21)
 -------------------------

 Here it is, our day of reckoning with Medjed. We'll meet up with Sojiro
here. Ask "How's Futaba?". Surprisingly, Sojiro actually shares with us.
When he asks about emotional scars, tell him "They'll heal on their own"
(which is true, believe me...).

 After that, we'll get a shock. Futaba just... strolls on in. Haha, so
casual as well. When she asks about forgetting something, tell her "Medjed?".
She'll remember her deal now and takes us back to her room to deal with them
right now.


 OK, this is good. When she asks how to cook them, I picked "Eliminate them".
Yes, violent much. They deserve it. Morgana will shock her (for some reason...)
so say "I'll explain later" and Futaba will get to work...

 We don't really have anything to do with this, so we'll actually clean her
room in the meantime. Oh wow... hey, it looks way better! In the end, she
will (eventually...) finish and go to sleep. Looks like we have no choice
but to wait...

 
 o OBJECTIVE: Wait for Futaba's Plan
 
 
 Go ahead and go to bed afterwards. Nothing else we can do today.


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 AUGUST 22ND (MONDAY 8/22)
 -------------------------

 The group will meet up today as we learn what happens (happened) to Medjed
at Leblancs. Sweet. We get our trophy here as well:
 

(-NOTE-) You will get the "Pyramid of Wrath Collapsest" Bronze Trophy for
         setting Futaba right and defeating Medjed!


 Tell Sojiro "Something great happened". After that, Futaba will come and
visit, but gets freaked out by all the people. We'll head up stairs to put
her at ease.


 We'll get a number of scenes now. One with that politician, talking about
taking action against us publically. Bah. We'll also get a "real world"
scene with Sae here. Pick whatever answer you want here and we'll get a
rank up automatically:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: PROSECUTOR                                                     |
 |                                                                            |
 |  UUDGEMENT ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 3)                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 More importantly, we'll hear about our next crime. "Kunikazu Okumura". At
least we're targetting a person, it seems...


 We'll get even more scenes with Futaba after that. She'll tell us about
Medjed (which is a bit shocking) and then joins the team. She's... got to be
a bit better at communicating though. Pick whatever dialog option you want
next (I picked "She's OK as is") and soon we'll all decide that she needs to
spend a day with everyone... Pick "Good luck" after that and soon it will be
our evening time.


 We'll get a team text chat here, but we have tonight to ourselves. Oh, we
got some updated objectives:


 o OBJECITVE: Prove your justice to society
 
  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Rid Futaba of her unease
  
  
 That sub-objective is going to take the next few mornings from us for the
next few days, by the way...


 For our evening, head to SHINJUKU. We're going to get another affinity
reading, this time for "Yusuke Kitagawa". Need to push him along further as
we had a rank up recently:
 

 o FORTUNE READING (AFFINITY): "Yusuke Kitagawa"

 
 ALSO, get a "Luck Reading" for your KNOWLEDGE stat. Good. Now that we've
done that, let's go see Hifumi Togo. As you'll recall, she is in the church
in Kanda. Agree to hang out with her.


 She will once again play with a particular fantasy vibe. Heh... She's quite
merciless as well. Yikes. Once the match is over, she'll realize and admit
her... weird habit. Tell her "That's interesting". She's still concerned
about it of course. Tell here to "Have confidence in yourself" and we will
get a rank up after that:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: HIFUMI TOGO                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |  STAR ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 2)                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 After that, she'll ask if we read weekly magazines. She's going to model for
one of them. Huh. Pick "But you don't want to, right?" for points. After that
we will get a nice [_KNOWLEDGE +2_] bonus. Very nice!


 We will be in bed after that. Or back in prison... Listen to the dialog and
pick what you wish. We'll get a rank up with Igor soon:



 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: PRISON MASTER                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  FOOL ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 7)                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'


 
 OK, onto the next day!


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 AUGUST 23RD (TUESDAY 8/23)
 --------------------------

 We'll hang out with Futaba today. Part of our goal of putting her at ease
with everyone. We'll be with Makoto and Yusuke today. When you get a chance,
pick "You seem confident".

 Conversation is rough... until Yusuke messes with her models.... perfect! 
Hahaha. This causes real conversation to happen though, so that's good. I've
read that the pose Yusuke chooses is a Dragonball reference, which is a good
little Easter Egg.

 At the end, we'll decide what to do tomorrow. Tell her "We'll all be there
too!" to put her at ease. We'll have a group text after hanging out with
Futaba and after that the evening will be ours.


 
 We'll get a text from Iwai tonight. BEFORE you respond though, we've got
money to burn. Head to SHINJUKU and get an Affinity Reading for Yusuke, as
he still isn't ready for a rank up:


 o FORTUNE READING (AFFINITY): "Yusuke Kitagawa"

 
 After that, feel free to accept the text from Iwai and hang out with him
for the rest of the night.

 Iwai will start teaching you the basics of the shop. Apparently, someone
online is trashing him. Bah. Pick "I know how that feels" here. Iwai will
then share his troubles with us and where he came from. Yakuza! Oh man...

 Pick "I always knew you were a thug" next for some (surprising) points and
he'll share more about Tsuda. This explains why he wants us, apparently...
and where all those melee weapons are coming from! Ha, I love it! Pick the
"We made a deal, didn't we?". Aww, he has a soft spot for idiots like us.
Heh... that's a good spot for a rank up:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: WEAPONS DEALER                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  HANGED ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 3)                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: MEDIUM CUSTOMIZATION                                         |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Allows you to customize mid-grade guns.                      |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 Afterwards, a young boy will come in. Ask "Is that one of your customers?"
here and Iwai will tell "Kaoru" to go study. A brother, maybe? Oh, a son.
Ha! We also get a nice [_PROFICIENCY +2_] boost as well. Can't complain
about that! The day will advance automatically afterwards...


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 AUGUST 24TH (WEDNESDAY 8/24)
 ----------------------------

 Today we'll have some more social conditioning with Futaba. We're going
to do it in our room with Ryuji and Ann this time. Nothing much to do here
but listen to the dialog and pick whatever responses you want. She's much
more at ease here after the... initial mask reception. Huh... she's coming
around slowly, right?

 
 For our evening, let's head to SHINJUKU. This time, all we are doing is
getting a LUCK READING. Pick "KNOWLEDGE" here for the stat to increase and
then head over to Hifumi's place (accept her invitation from your phone and
you'll head there automatically).


 You'll see Hifumi has fans! Heh. Seems nice enough. Once we get a chance to
talk to her, pick "Describes you perfectly" to get some points despite her
protest. After her dialog about her mom, pick "Having a difficult time?" for
some more points. We'll get a rank up shortly after that:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: HIFUMI TOGO                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |  STAR ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 3)                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: UCHIKOMI                                                     |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance for a follow-up by a backup member if Joker           |
 |               downs an enemy.                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 Well... that can be helpful, for sure. More chances for that to happen, more
than likely. We also get a nice [_KNOWLEDGE +2_] boost. Sweet. The day will
be over after that...


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`---./¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯\,---'



 AUGUST 25TH (THURSDAY 8/25)
 ---------------------------

 Today's the day Futaba gets to work! Hehehe. Tell Sojiro "Experience is
important" here and we'll be put to work. Pick "You OK?" after that. The
coffee serving scene is just gold! Hahaha. Tell her to "Take that thing off"
and she'll come up with an excuse. Still... she talked with a total stranger.
Progress!


 During the evening we'll get a team text. After that, we'll get a text from
Yoshida. He wants to hang out with us. Well, this is good timing. Go ahead
and accept his request.


 The stage is set! Yoshida will be giving a much bigger and promoted speech.
Tell him to "Do your best" for some points and he'll start. Listen to the
speech, then tell him "You had a change of heart" for some points. Yoshida
will express his convictions here and we'll get a rank up:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: MAN OF THE PEOPLE                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 |  SUN ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 9)                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 Hard not to like a guy like that! Our day will be over after that though.


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`---./¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯\,---'



 AUGUST 26TH (FRIDAY 8/26)
 -------------------------

 What, no plans today? Well.... until we do have plans! Hahaha! Read the
group chat and after that we'll have everyone come over. Makoto and Ann did
a little shopping for Futaba apparently... ha, a swimsuit! We'll get kicked
out of our room so she can try it on...

 Listen to the dialog and say "Go for it Ryuji" when you get a chance (heh...).
Sojiro will be impressed as well. No getting to look at swimsuits now though.
We'll have to wait for that.


 After another group chat, we will have our evening to ourselves. Even more
importantly, we can FEED OUR PLANT today. Give it the MEGA FERTILIZER for a
nice free boost of [_KINDNESS +3_]. Sweet!

 For our evening activity, we're going to do a NEW JOB. Head to the CROSSROADS
BAR and choose to work there. Lala will let us with our stats. Ask her all about
the job if you wish (the crossdressing thing is gold).

 When you get a chance, talk to the "DOWNCAST WOMAN". Doing so will eventually
give you a nice [_KINDNESS +2_] boost, which is enough to rank us up to level
four!


 o KINDNESS RANK UP! (KINDNESS RANK 4: SELFLESS)

 
 Sweet, now everything is at four. We also get [_5,400 YEN_] which is top tier
when it comes to jobs... although it's a drop in the bucket for us. That's it
for today though... we didn't get any info on the REQUEST we still need info
on. We have to work one more day for that... We'll advance to the next day
automatically.


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`---./¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯\,---'



 AUGUST 27TH (SATURDAY 8/27)
 ---------------------------

 Well, today we will have lunch together with the guys and Futaba. Pick what
dialog you wish (I asked Yusuke if he could eat all that). Futaba will think
Yusuke is hitting on her. Heh. She's coming out of her shell. Happy face.


 For our evening, we are going to work at the CROSSROADS BAR one more time.
Head there now. Pick the same woman as last time, the "DOWNCAST WOMAN" to
get another [_KINDNESS +2_] boost.

 More importantly though, after work, we'll get a particular customer in
the bar. He'll talk about his job and mention his no good boss: one "Shinsuke
Kishi". This is the man who's making hell on his workers. This will update our
requests:
 
 
 o REQUEST RECEIVED (UPDATED!): We Aren't Just Your Slaves
 
 
 Sweet. After that we'll get our [_5,400 YEN_] and the day will be over.
One more request ready to go! Got to love it!


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 AUGUST 28ST (SUNDAY 8/28)
 -------------------------

 Today we'll work with Futaba and Sojiro. Soon enough though... Akechi will
walk in! Sojiro goes from pleased to annoyed very quickly! Haha! We'll soon
have a talk with him. Tell him "I'm surprised" to get some back story on him.
He'll share a bit with us but annoys Futaba with his insights as well. Go
figure. Pick "I agree" afterwards and soon we'll rank up:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: GORO AKECHI                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |  JUSTICE ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 3)                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 Well, that's good. Him coming here more often isn't though... He's going to
bug the place, I'm sure of it. Hahaha. He'll leave after that though.

 
 Futaba will contact us in the evening. She's... bought fireworks. Heh.
Pick whatever dialog you wish. This is a cute little scene. It'll be over
and we get our evening to ourselves after that.


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Take Futaba to the beach
 
 
 For our evening (after the group chat), we'll get two texts. One from Iwai
and one from Yoshida. We're going to see Yoshida later but FIRST... it is
SUNDAY. Unfortunately the shopping channel is taking a break...


 What you CAN do though is head to SHINJUKU and get a "LUCK READING". Pick
the "KINDNESS" option, then travel to Shibuya's Underground Walkway and buy
the DRINK here. It is "Onsen Aojiru". Drink it and you'll get [_KINDNESS +2_]
as a bonus. Very nice!
 
 
 After all of that, let's go hang out with Yoshida since he requested us
and we are SO CLOSE to leveling up. Yoshida will give us an update on what
is going on with him. He's seeing a surge. Oh wow. Tell him "Your true self
was revealed". He'll be very happy with that.

 What he says next will likely shock you. He... he KNOWS. We've truly picked
the right man here, as he promises to not meddle and even support us in our
work as he thinks of us while he walks his own path. Very touching.



 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: MAN OF THE PEOPLE                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 |  SUN ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 10)                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: CHARISMATIC SPEECH                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Allows you to form contracts with higher-level               |
 |               Shadows.                                                     |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 (-NOTE-) You are now able to fuse ASURA, the most powerful Persona of
          the SUN ARCANA.


 Yoshida will give his speech now. After listening to it (it is a very good
one), we will get our final [_CHARM +3_] boost from him. As a final gift, it
will push us over the edge and we'll max out charm!


 o CHARM RANK UP! (CHARM RANK 5: DEBONAIR - CHARM RANK MAXIMIZED!)
 
 
 So very touching. We'll head home and tomorrow will come automatically...


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`---./¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯\,---'



 AUGUST 29TH (MONDAY 8/29)
 -------------------------

 Today is the BEACH TRIP! WHEEE!
 
 Tell Sojiro "I won't leave her side" and we'll be off! There is an animated
cut-scene here which is pretty nice! Can't complain! Ryuji seems happy about
it anyways. Good to see Futaba coming out of her shell even further.


 Just have fun with this trip and pick whatever options you want. I went with
mostly goofy answers, but pick what you will. At the end, we'll have a
touching scene with Futaba as she joins the team... again. Try to give her a
code name as well and she'll pick her own in the end. "Oracle". It works, as
she's our new navigator.


 We'll be back at Leblanc's soon, with a group text chat and some new
objectives:


 o OBJECTIVE: Prove your justice to society
 
  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Look into the mental shutdowns


 For our evening, we'll get a text from Hifumi. She's ready to hang out and
rank up as well. Sweet. Accept her invite and you'll get a NEW HANGOUT on
your map: "JINBOCHO BOOK TOWN". Very nice!


 We'll head to a book shop Hifumi mentions. She'll recommend some curry as
well. Soon a woman will stop by and glare at us. Hmmm. Boyfriend, huh? Pick
"Must've been the katsu curry" here for some good points. She'll bring up
the Phantom Thieves after that. Pick "They're cool". Soon after that we'll
get a rank up:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: HIFUMI TOGO                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |  STAR ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 4)                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 After that, we'll be back at Leblanc's. There is a very worrisome scene here
with Morgana. Wow... Ask "Bad dreams?" here and after that "Are you OK?" once
he tries to shrug it off.

 Morgana will ask about what he'll turn into. Pick "You're already weird" to
calm him down a bit. He'll freak out a bit. Tell him "Yeah" when you can to
form a deeper bond with him:



 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: MORGANA                                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 |  MAGICIAN ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 7)                                         |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: HARISEN RECOVERY                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance to cure status ailments inflicted upon                |
 |               party members.                                               |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 Very nice! We'll finally go to sleep now and tomorrow will come soon after.


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`---./¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯\,---'



 AUGUST 30TH (TUESDAY 8/30)
 --------------------------

 We'll get a text from Mishima this morning. He'll talk about the theater in
our neighborhood, and how the owners are trying to be muscled out. Huh. It
seems he has a name though: "Yasuo Jochi". This gives us a new request:

 
 o REQUEST RECEIVED: Who's Muscling in Yongen-Jaya?
 
 
 ALSO! We have a new bookstore open! Head to "JINBOCHO BOOK TOWN" and we'll
be able to buy from them (not much, but you guys know I'm all about buying
every book we can).
 


 .—————————————————————————.
(   - NAGIURI BOOKSTORE -   )__________________________________________________
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                               -$-   BOOKS   -$-
                               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
                               
 Master Swordsman           8,000 Yen

 
 
 (-NOTE-) This is literally the only book they'll sell us? What the heck?!
          That's not how you make money at all!
          
          

                                                    .—————————————————————————.
 __________________________________________________(   - NAGIURI BOOKSTORE -   )
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯`—————————————————————————´

 
 Next up... we don't have much we can do. Push stats. I kind-of wish Makoto
was free... try out our new Rank 5 charm and all. Read the note below just
in case you aren't exactly where I'm at and continue on.
 
 
 With that said, let's go repeat the "Big Bang Burger Challenge". We've
already won it, so for winning it this time we get [_GUTS +3_]. For winning
we also get [_BIG BANG BURGER x10_]. Not too bad.

 
 
 (-NOTE-) This is a great morning to play "Catch Up" on any confidants if
          you wish. This guts isn't absolutely needed for anything right,
          right away...

          
 For the evening, let's spend time with Sojiro. He should be ready to rank
up with all the work we did (and all the fortune telling...). 

 We'll make a "family dinner" tonight. Futaba will come and eat as well,
then scamper off to watch anime. Heh... Tell Sojiro "I think I'm addicted!"
to get good points, then he'll tell you about the curry and Futaba's mom a
bit. Pick "She wasn't normal, huh?" for how those two met...

 Ah, very touching! Pick "It really paid off in the end" next. A very good
story, for sure. We'll rank up with Sojiro soon after that:



 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDANT: SOJIRO SAKURA                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  HIEROPHANT ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 5)                                       |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 We'll get a nice [_KINDNESS +3_] boost after that. Very nice! The day will
be over after that. Time for the final day in August!


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 AUGUST 31ST (WEDNESDAY 8/31)
 ----------------------------

 Today we'll be called down to talk with Sojiro and Futaba. They will invite
us out to lunch. Pick "You want me to come?" and then once you learn where
you are going "He's demanding sushi".

 Enjoy the family outing here. Futaba is... crazy. The prices are crazy as
well! Heh, poor Morgana. I'm starting to feel bad for him.


 We'll be back at Leblan'c soon to disappoint him. We'll get a text from
Futaba who will explain things for Morgana and then ask us to meet her at
a place she's been wanting to go to: Akihabara. The very famous "Tech Mecca"
Akihabara. This unlocks on our map as well, which is great!


 Go there and watch the scene. Poor Futaba... has regressed a little bit.
Choose to go help her (or not... it's a false "choice") and she'll explain
herself a bit after that. Pick what you want after that (I had to look up
what a "Remora" was... hahaha) and then "Is this a deal?" after that. Another
deal struck, another ally made...



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDANT: FUTABA SAKURA                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  HERMIT ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 1)                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: MORAL SUPPORT                                                |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance to cast Kaja or party-healing magic during            |
 |               battle.                                                      |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 We'll be back at home after that. Sojiro and Futaba will leave for the night
but we'll be unable to do any nightly activities, thanks to school starting
tomorrow (which you get reminded of via text). We also learn that a school
trip is coming up soon and Mishima is adding a new function to the website
soon now that we are very popular. Huh...
 
 Go ahead and go to bed.

 Before the next day comes though, we'll wake up in the Velvet Room. Igor
is pleased with our new ally and will reward us:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: PRISON MASTER                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  FOOL ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 8)                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: ULTRA STOCK                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Increases your Persona stock to 12 slots.                    |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'


 
 Oh yes! A very nice ability! We'll go back to our world now and August will
turn into September. Time marches ever onward...

 


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O==<                       MONTHLY LIFE: SEPTEMBER                        >==O
    ``-.__GET UP!__________________________________________[P5-SEP]___.-´´
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 SEPTEMBER 1ST (THURSDAY 9/01)
 -----------------------------

 Well, back to school I guess! We'll have some scenes this morning. Go ahead
and pick whatever dialog options you wish. We'll be on our way to school soon
where we'll hear about the upcoming school trip and get some texts from the
team. New school quarter, new group meeting. Sounds good.


 After school, Sadayo will call us in and tell us she's decided not to pay
the Takase family any more money. They'll barge in though (why are they here!?)
and confront us. Pick "We're talking here" and they'll barge on, revealing what
they know about Sadayo's other job...

 Pick "You can't give up!" after that. You can see where this is going, huh?
Go ahead and ask for their names. "Toshio-san and Hiromi-san Takase". Oh, good.
Hehehe. 


 o REQUEST RECEIVED: A Teacher Maid to Suffer
 
 
 Excellent. We'll have our group meeting afterwards, Futaba included. We'll
discuss our recent popularity, but more importantly the other Metaverse user.
We have GOT to stop him or her. Or them, maybe? Futaba will end up talking
Makoto into getting into her sister's laptop... hehe, juicy...

 We'll get a scene with the principal after that. Good. We'll be at Leblanc's
soon and will have a group chat. Choose whatever dialog option you want and
our objectives will update:


 o OBJECTIVE: Prove your justice to society
 
  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Look into the mental shutdowns

  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Obtain investigation intel


 For our evening activity, let's hang out with the BOSS. Sojiro. He should be
ready for a rank up with all the fortune abilities we've done.

 We'll get questioned on Sojiro's bachelor life here by a customer. Go ahead
and pick "To each his own" first. After that we'll get a visit from the
"cheerful" middle-age man. Ugh. When you get a chance pick "Shut your mouth"
for some good points. Hehehe... After he leaves, pick "Saving Futaba was no
mistake" to comfort him and soon we'll have our rank up:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDANT: SOJIRO SAKURA                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  HIEROPHANT ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 6)                                       |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: COFFEE MASTERY                                               |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Allows you to make coffee which greatly restores SP          |
 |               to one ally.                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 We'll get a nice [_KINDNESS +3_] boost as well. Very nice.


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 SEPTEMBER 2ND (FRIDAY 9/02)
 ---------------------------

 We'll get a conversation with Akechi on our way to school. Pick what you
want. At school we'll also talk to Ryuji (note the girl in the background
here...). We'll start seeing her a lot more later.


 Once you get free reign, we're going to go do some shopping. We can head
to Akihabara today and explore it (which I'm doing for the first time). FIRST
though, head outside Leblanc and buy the "Broken Laptop" for 500 Yen from the
SECOND HAND SHOP. A good deal... for now!


 Head to Akihabara now and let's explore. There's a lot of things to see
here. Various gift shops as well. On the right is a "Capsule Machine". You
can get figures here and trade them for items with a man nearby. There's
also a "Maid Cafe" on the left. If you check it out, you can get a tutorial:


       TUTORIAL - VISITING THE MAID CAFE:
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 | 
 |  Visiting the maid cafe will cause time to pass, but will improve
 |  your charm.
 |
 |  The maids will make mistakes often, and how you react to the blunder
 |  will determine the outcome of the visit. Be sure to try different
 |  reactions.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'


 What we are really here for though is the TOOL STORE in the upper right. Go
check it out and buy the "PC TOOL SET" for 8,000 Yen. It's a lot, but it'll be
worth it.


 You can also visit the Arcade across the street. Note the kid here, as we'll
have a confidant link with him later. You can get a "Jack Frost" doll from the
games here as well.


 There is also a "Retro Game Shop" nearby. Visit it to buy a couple of games:
 

 .———————————————————.
(   - SUPER BARON -   )________________________________________________________
 `———————————————————´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯

                               -$-   GAMES   -$-
                               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
                               
 Punch Ouch                 5,300 Yen        Train of Life             5,600 Yen

 
 
 (-NOTE-) Go ahead and buy them both. Crazy that a game shop only has two
          games available, right?
          
          

                                                          .———————————————————.
 ________________________________________________________(   - SUPER BARON -   )
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯`———————————————————´

 
 Next up, head to Shinjuku and get an Affinity Reading. This time we want
to do Sojiro, since we just ranked up with him:


 o FORTUNE READING (AFFINITY): "Sojiro Sakura"
 
 
 For our morning activity, go ahead and accept Yusuke's text. He's ready for
a rank up as well. He'll take us to Mementos again to hang out...


 Once Yusuke asks you about the "Sayuri", pick "Her love for her son" to get
some good points. He'll talk a bit about it after that. Pick "You've really
changed, Yusuke" once you can (I feel like we've said this before...). Well,
either way, we get another rank up with our friend Yusuke:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: YUSUKE KITAGAWA                                                |
 |                                                                            |
 |  EMPEROR ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 9)                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: PROTECT                                                      |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance to shield Joker from an otherwise fatal attack.       |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 Well, no fighting this time. Fun. We'll run into the art contest sponsor on
our way home.


 For our evening, Sojiro will comment on our school (heh...). We get a text
as well with our group. No info from Makoto yet, but it sounds like it is
coming...


 Go ahead and spend the evening repairing the "Broken Laptop" that we bought,
which we can do with the tools we bought. Doing so should be possible in ONE
NIGHT with our current Proficiency, which also nets us [_PROFICIENCY +2_] as
a bonus. Very nice!


 Repairing the laptop gives us access to "Tanaka's Shady Commodities"....
Tanaka is back! Hahaha! Oh God, Persona players will remember Tanaka and his
sales from previous games. It's too late to go shopping right now though, so
we'll get to it later...


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 SEPTEMBER 3RD (SATURDAY 9/03)
 -----------------------------

 We'll get a question at school today:
 
 
 o QUESTION: In this famous statue, he's holding a spear in his left hand,
             but what does he have in his right?
 
 o ANSWER: Nothing.


 We'll get [_KNOWLEDGE +1_] for the correct answer, like usual. After school
we'll get a team meeting at Futaba's Room. Ryuji and Ann are digging the
upcoming trip. Pick whatever dialog option you want here and soon Futaba will
dig up some info and give it to us. There's more to analyze though. We'll get
another group text after that and then... we'll have to wait.


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Wait for Futaba's data analysis
 
 
 Now, for the evening be sure to check out the LAPTOP we restored. We get
a tutorial the first time we check it out:


       TUTORIAL - USING SHADY COMMODITIES:
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 | 
 |  You can obtain rare and unusual items through "Shady Commodities".
 |  Purchases will be delivered in a few days. You can only order one
 |  package at a time.
 |
 |  More products will be available from Shady Commodities as you purchase
 |  more items. Try investing and see what valuables are stocked in the
 |  future.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

Tanaka's Shady Commodities
 

 .——————————————————————————————————.
(   - TANAKA'S SHADY COMMODITIES -   )_________________________________________
 `——————————————————————————————————´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯

                               -$-   GOODS   -$-
                               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
                               
 Nirvana Ring              30,000 Yen        Black Rock                1,000 Yen
 Five-Inch Nail             2,000 Yen        Condenser Lens            3,600 Yen
 
 
 (-NOTE-) Go ahead and buy everything as long as you can afford it. It will
          rank you up and expand Tanaka's Inventory later.
          
          

                                           .——————————————————————————————————.
 _________________________________________(   - TANAKA'S SHADY COMMODITIES -   )
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯`——————————————————————————————————´


 If you buy EVERYTHING, you will get "MEMBER RANK: BLACK", which will enhance
their inventory next time. Our order is on its way...


 Next up, head to Shinjuku and get an AFFINITY READING from Chihaya. She has
been so useful to us so far! This time we want it for Hifumi Togo:


 o FORTUNE READING (AFFINITY): "Hifumi Togo"
 

 OK, for our evening activity, take up Iwai on his offer and go work for
him tonight. He'll tell us that we're going to look into a "Rumor about the
underground deal". After that we'll be talking to a homeless man. Pick "It's
none of your business" and we'll get the news. Huh...

 When we get back, some guy named Tsuda will be intimidating Iwai. Sounds
like he's blackmailing him over arms. Huh. Pick "So that was Tsuda?" once
he leaves and after that "100 Million Yen Deal". Once he summarizes the info,
pick "Where's my reward?" for some good points and we'll get our rank up soon:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: WEAPONS DEALER                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  HANGED ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 4)                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 We will also get [_PROFICIENCY +2_] for helping Iwai out. And that will end
our activities today.


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 SEPTEMBER 4TH (SUNDAY 9/04)
 ---------------------------

 This morning we get a weird text from Mishima. Some arcade gamer is
apparently cheating a lot on a game called "Gun About". Huh. Its a bit weird
but let's check it out:


 o REQUEST RECEIVED: Winners Don't Use Cheats
 
 
 We need to look into it more though. Morgana will remind us of our school
trip coming up. Yes, we'll do Mementos before the trip. It's good to have
waited this long, for all the requests we've racked up.

 We'll also get a few texts today. Hifumi will tell us she's gone for the
week for her school trip to Los Angeles. Nice of her to tell us! Next up is
Futaba, who wants to hang out.


 BEFORE we do anything though, it is SUNDAY, so we have a few things we can
(and should!) do. First, let me point out that the SHOPPING CHANNEL isn't
on today. OK, so let's head to Shinjuku and do another AFFINITY Fortune.
This time we're doing it for Munehisa Iwai:

 
 o FORTUNE READING (AFFINITY): "Munehisa Iwai"
 
 
 Also be sure to get the LUCK READING, and this time choose KNOWLEDGE.

 
 Next, head to the Shibuya Underground Walkway and buy the STAT DRINK today,
which is "Seafood Aojiru". Spend 5,000 Yen and get a nice [_KNOWLEDGE +2_]
boost.


 One final stop before we do an activity. Head to the ARCADE CENTER on
Central Street on Shibuuya. Talk to the left-hand boy here who and ask
about "The Cheater?" when you can. You'll get his name: "Yoshikuni Nejima",
a 40 year old without a job. Huh.
 
 
 o REQUEST RECEIVED (UPDATED!): Winners Don't Use Cheats

 
 For our activity, let's go hang out with Futaba. She is right in front of
Leblanc's. Make sure you have her Persona and talk to her. We have enough
KINDNESS to talk to her. Tell her "You did well, Futaba" and then choose to
hang out with her.

 The subject of school online comes up. Pick "That's a great idea" here for
some points, but she wants to go back. Heh, tell her "If we work together"
next. She'll make a list of goals next and share them with us. Pick "Sounds
good to me" here and soon we'll rank up:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDANT: FUTABA SAKURA                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  HERMIT ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 2)                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: MEMENTOS SCAN                                                |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance to fully map a floor of Mementos when entering        |
 |               that floor.                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 Oh, not a bad ability! Futaba will leave after that and we'll be onto our
evening.


 (-NOTE-) Be sure you have some MEGA FERTILIZERS on hand. I would say at
          least TWO. You're not going to be able to buy them before we can
          use them later on, so prepare now!
          
          
 After a group text chat (choose whatever answer you wish) and we'll get a
text from Iwai. He's ready to hang out / rank up, so let's go hang out with
him tonight. 
 
 In the back room, Iwai will share some CRAZY news with us. Huh... that's...
insane! Say "Why not?" here and he'll give his reasons. After all of his
dialog, and this sounds bad, say "You're pathetic" to Iwai. Next, be sure to
pick "I'll stick around for the guns" and we'll rank up soon:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: WEAPONS DEALER                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  HANGED ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 5)                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: DISCOUNT                                                     |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Decreases the cost of gun customization.                     |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 We'll get a nice [_PROFICIENCY +2_] bonus after that as well. Sweet. And
with that, our sunday comes to a close.


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 SEPTEMBER 5TH (MONDAY 9/05)
 ---------------------------

 School will be over fast today. We'll get a text from Futaba wanting to hang
out. Don't respond right away yet though. First of all, head up to the LIBRARY
and go check out the book "Cry of Cthulhu". A new book since we have Futaba on
the team.


 After that, head to Shinjuku and get another AFFINITY READING. We are doing
it for Munehisa Iwai again:

 
 o FORTUNE READING (AFFINITY): "Munehisa Iwai"
 

 OK, now for our daytime activity, let's respond to Futaba and hang out with
her. She'll take us to Akihabara once again as "revenge". Hehe. Watch how that
turns out and then pick "I was about to come find you". She'll respond with a
Star Ocean/Pokemon reference (oh wow... what a combo). Pick "Good to see you
again" here and soon we'll rank up:



 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDANT: FUTABA SAKURA                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  HERMIT ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 3)                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 No ability though? Huh, that's weird. Oh well. Her next goal is cute as well.
Heh. We'll go home to Leblanc's after that...


 Sojiro will let us know he's not giving us money for the trip and not to get
him anything. Heh. Good to know...


 For our evening activity, let's head once more to Shinjuku. We're going to
get a LUCK FORTUNE READING this time. Here pick "KINDNESS".


 (-NOTE-) We are boosting STATS tonight, as we can't hang out with Sojiro
          tonight. This is because to advance past RANK 7 with him, we NEED
          RANK 5 KINDNESS (Angelic).


 After that, head to the Shibuya Diner and order the "Nostalgic Meal". With
our fortune reading, we'll get [_KINDNESS +2_] and [_KNOWLEDGE +2_]. Very
nice. That will be it for today.


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 SEPTEMBER 6TH (TUESDAY 9/06)
 ----------------------------

 We'll get another question in school today:

 
 o QUESTION: What is the name of the phenomenon where the second hand
             looks like it stops moving?
 
 o ANSWER: Chronostasis.


 Answering correctly will of course give us [_KNOWLEDGE +1_]. 
 
 After school, be sure to go to SHINJUKU and get the MONEY FORTUNE. It will
come in handy today, as we are going to go to MEMENTOS. We have a LOT of
requests to do. We should have TWELVE. I'll list them all below, but first
take note that we CANNOT do the "Winners Don't Use Cheats" quest today.
We will ATTEMPT to do it though, but we won't complete it.



 MEMENTOS: 12 TARGETS
 
 o REQUEST: The Lovesick Cyberstalking Girl

 o REQUEST: One who Bullies Bullies
 
 o REQUEST: Who's Muscling in Yongen-Jaya?
  
 o REQUEST: Winners Don't Use Cheats
 
 o REQUEST: Part-time Job, Full-time Hell
 
 o REQUEST: We Aren't Just Your Slaves
 
 o REQUEST: Who's Been Assaulting People?
 
 o REQUEST: Calling for Justice for Cats
 
 o REQUEST: Debunking the Psychic!
 
 o REQUEST: Bad Medicine
 
 o REQUEST: A Teacher Maid to Suffer
 
 o REQUEST: Fighting for Truth in Journalism
 
 
 
 (-NOTE-) I HIGHLY RECOMMEND starting at the entrance and working your way
          down. More money, items, and chances for Persona's you may not
          have. Use the MEMENTOS SECTION section of the guide to work your
          way through mementos! Make it as far down as you can go and you
          will do every request and get to the bottom. This guide will assume
          that you've done a FULL RUN of MEMENTOS today!
          
          
 
 While you are in MEMENTOS, we are going to do a few STRENGTH CONFIDANTS.
The first one is Rank 6. As you remember, we need a "NEKO SHOGUN" with the
skill "DEKAJA".


 What we need to do here is get an ANZU up to LEVEL 28. He learns the skill
"Dekaja" at that level, so either power level him in the bowels of Mementos
OR just use the Strengthen Persona option to level him up.

 Once you've done that, fuse him along with a KODAMA and a SUDAMA using the
"Advanced Fusion" option. BE SURE TO TRANSFER THE SKILL DEKAJA here and you'll
get a NEKO SHOGUN with DEKAJA. Sweet. Show it to the wardens to get a rank up:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: TWIN WARDENS                                                   |
 |                                                                            |
 |  STRENGTH ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 6)                                         |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
  
 Next up you'll be asked for a "LACHESIS" with "TETRAJA". We can do this one
right now actually.


 In order to do this, you need a PRINCIPALITY. You can get one by fusing a
Lamia and a Sandman (which you can find in the lower area of Mementos if you
don't have them already). Make sure it has TETRAJA.

 Next up, fuse HIM with YAKSINI. Again, you likely already have one, but you
can get one in Mementos if needed. Doing this will give you AME-NO-UZUME, but
make sure it has TETRAJA.

 Lastly, fuse AME-NO-UZUME with ISIS. You can find Isis in Mementos lower
levels if needed, but you may have one. This gives you LACHESIS, so pass on
the TETRAJA skill and BAM, you are done. We will get our rank up after we
present her to the wardens...



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 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: TWIN WARDENS                                                   |
 |                                                                            |
 |  STRENGTH ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 7)                                         |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
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 Next up, we will be asked for a "HECATONCHEIRES with MASUKUNDA". We'll do
that one later. We COULD do it now, but... I want to space it out a little
bit.


 For NOW, let's go over the MEMENTOS INFILTRATION LOG on everything you
will be doing in MEMENTOS. Good luck and remember to save often!



 INFILTRATION LOG:
 -----------------
 
 o Defeated Shadow Odo                  o Defeated Shadow Sakoda
 
 o Defeated Shadow Mogami               o Reached Kaitul

 o Found the Area 6 Waiting Room        o Defeated Shadow Oyamada
 
 o Defeated Shadow Naguri               o Defeated Shadow Kishi
 
 o Defeated Shadow Jochi                o Reached the Kaitul Depths

 o Reached Akzeriyyuth                  o Found the Area 4 Waiting Room
 
 o Found the Area 8 Waiting Room        o Defeated Shadow Tsuboi
 
 o Defeated the Shadow Takases          o Reached the Akzeriyyuth Depths
 
 o Defeated Shadow Fukurai              o Defeated the Shadow Honjo
 
 
 
 Once we get back home, Sojiro will put us to work on dishes. Bah. We'll
have a talk with him and Futaba about the trip tomorrow and Morgana will be
fairly depressed. Pick whatever option you wish and soon we'll have another
group text.


 We'll be in our room next. We can't do anything but sleep though. Morgana
is still troubled, but won't share anything with us. Bah, go ahead and go to
bed...
 

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 SEPTEMBER 7TH (WEDNESDAY 9/07)
 ------------------------------

 We'll head to the airport today. Morgana seems pissed at us... eh, I wonder
why he's so mad? We'll get a scene at the airport with the team that is going.
Pick whatever option you want and we'll take a group pic after that. There's a
disturbing scene afterward...

 Next up is a rather lengthy cinematic. Very cool stuff. Probably the longest
cinematic to date too. Love it. The day will advance automatically after the
scene is over.


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 SEPTEMBER 8TH (THURSDAY 9/08)
 -----------------------------

 Today we just have scenes hanging out with the group in Hawaii and later on
a scene with Mishima in the hotel. Answer however you wish, dialog-wise, for
both of these scenes.

 The day will advance automatically after you head to bed...


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 SEPTEMBER 9TH (FRIDAY 9/09)
 ---------------------------

 Another day in Hawaii. We'll meet up with the group of course but will talk
about Okamura quite a bit. Once the girls leave, we can walk around and talk
to various people about the Phantom Thieves. Oh wow, two for three. Not bad!

 Once you are done talking to people, go back to the right and talk to the
female there. She's starting to become a theme, wouldn't you say?


 Next up is the scenes at our room. These are all pretty good. It's amazing
how much this all gets out of hand. Go ahead and pick whatever options you
want throughout the day. We'll have a bit of a crisis here. Really!? Four
people!? Just wow.


 Okamura is really becoming a target. Heh. We get a scene with the SIU
director as well. After that, the day will come to an end.


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 SEPTEMBER 10TH (SATURDAY 9/10)
 ------------------------------

 Today is a cool day. Ryuji and Mishima are a bit desperate here, but that
doesn't mean you are. We'll get to pick a friend to hang out with here...

 Our choices here largely depend on who you've been hanging out with up to
now and who you've romanced by now (if anyone).  You always have RYUJI if
needed. Personally I went with MAKOTO.


 (-NOTE-) Answers with other possible dates are largely the same. The
          dates will give you different gifts (as I learned in New Game +)
          but in general just pick positive answers and you'll be OK here.


 MAKOTO
 ¯¯¯¯¯¯ 
 After meeting up with Makoto she'll talk about not being able to get away
very often. Pick "Let's enjoy this then". Later on we'll be on a food run.
Pick "Yeah, sometimes" here.

 Near the end, pick "It's been fun" and we'll get a [_TIKI KEYCHAIN_] as a
gift from Makoto. Pick "I Love It" and after that "Just a little longer"
and our date and day will wrap up.


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 SEPTEMBER 11TH (SUNDAY 9/11)
 ----------------------------

 Today will be a fairly short day. We'll get some scenes at the airport as
we head home. At the end, we'll get another cut-scene of the principal. A
very shocking one that is bound to affect us and our goal as Phantom Thieves...


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 SEPTEMBER 12TH (MONDAY 9/12)
 ----------------------------

 We'll be home today. Answer however you wish here. Futaba will want to get
into a meeting right away... but we're a little tired.

 Once you are back up in your room, BE SURE to feed your plant some of your
Mega Fertilizer for a nice [_KINDNESS +3_] boost. Sweet! We may as well go
to sleep now as there's nothing else we can do.

 We'll get a scene with Sae and Makoto after that. Enjoy. The day will
advance afterwards automatically.


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 SEPTEMBER 13TH (TUESDAY 9/13)
 -----------------------------

 We'll meet up with Ryuji before school, but school just isn't the same today
as you can guess. We'll be in a school meeting about it. The vice principal
will show up and spout off the normal "he loved you all" nonsense. After a bit
though, we'll shift to a real-world scene...


 Oh, so Sae knows about her laptop now! Hehe... Anser her questions here as
you wish. I generally just tried to get her to believe in us, which resulted
in a rank up:



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 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: PROSECUTOR                                                     |
 |                                                                            |
 |  UUDGEMENT ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 4)                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
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 We'll be back at Leblanc's soon enough, having a team meeting. The group
will discuss the principal for awhile but the talk will soon change to the
Okumura CEO. Sae is suspecting him of evil-doing, it seems like. Wow... it's
crazy how he's the lead on the phan-site as well.

 Things king-of break down from here though, as the team starts its first
serious infighting. Morgana's need to feel useful comes to the forefront
again and Ryuji seals the deal, driving him off. Lovely...

 
 The next couple of scenes are really interesting. It sounds like Sae and
Akechi aren't seeing eye to eye either. Huh. The scene past that is even
more interesting as Morgana's efforts are shown to you. Wha...?! "Master"?
That figure! Really!?


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 SEPTEMBER 14TH (WEDNESDAY 9/14)
 -------------------------------

 Before school, we'll learn Morgana hasn't checked in. Answer how you wish
and we'll get a group text chat. He's not at anyone else's place either.
This SHOULD worry us all, but off to school we go...


 We'll get a question at school today:


 o QUESTION: Second-hand shops are also known as thrift stores. Do you
             know when the earliest ones appeared?
 
 o ANSWER: The 19th century.
 

 Answer correctly for our [_KNOWLEDGE +1_] boost. I really feel like Rank 5
is coming very soon... We'll get a message from Futaba about coming home
right away after school (so no confidants for us today...).

 Next up we'll see several scenes of people invading a palace. Heh, it seems
Morgana and that girl have teamed up...


 After school Sojiro will try to comfort us a bit and we'll learn about what
has been happening at Okumura. This leads to a group chat as we plan to head
into the palace tomorrow to look for Morgana.

 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Pursue Morgana
 
 
 OK, well... not much left to do today except go to sleep. Unfortunately.
Go ahead and sleep and look forward to the search!


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 SEPTEMBER 15TH (THURSDAY 9/15)
 ------------------------------

 After school (presumably... we don't see much of school) we'll meet up with
the team at Okumura Headquarters. This place really is BIG. Here's hoping the
actual palace isn't this big...

 Listen to the dialog here and soon enough Futaba will share the keywords and
we'll be in the palace... with a nosy detective right behind us, it would seem.
Heh...

 
 Well... let's get to looking for Mona!


 OKUMURA PALACE
 --------------
 
 We'll get a couple of objectives here:
 
 
 o OBJECTIVE: Find Morgana
 
  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Investigate the Palace
  
  
 
 SIDE ENTRANCE
 -------------

 Move forward here and hit the center lever to continue. Futaba will take
care of it for us.

 
 FACILITY PASSAGEWAY
 -------------------

 The upper right corner here has a [_STORAGE CAPSULE_] we can loot. Do so
and take the left door to continue (right is locked for now). Oooh, the doors
open automatically! Fancy! Head forwards until we are stopped for a scene. We
get a very telling scene here with the robots... something that companies
around the world are guilty of every day.

 After the scene, continue to the north. Still no enemies and the doors are
still automatic. In the BIG room to the north check the left corner past the
hologram (which you can look at) for another [_STORAGE CAPSULE_] and head to
the right. Or... try to, anyways...


 We'll get several scenes in a row here, including a scene that will take us
out of the Palace all together. These scenes though... are just pure gold.
And awkward. Mostly awkward. Answer "One who helps the weak" to ensure the
awkward vibe and listen to the dialog until you get back home.


 Back at home pick "I don't think so" when discussing Morgana. We both know
who the girl is, right? Hard to believe they don't, but hey, it's a video
game after all:
 
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Look into the Beauty Thief
 
 
 Nothing left to do today except to go to bed...
 

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 SEPTEMBER 16TH (FRIDAY 9/16)
 ----------------------------

 We'll get a team text chat today in school. Answer how you wish and then
we'll be busy looking through the yearbooks for someone who looks like the
girl we saw. Smart... and guess who finds her! Hehehe... We'll plan on just
confronting Haru tomorrow...


 Or now, as we see her on our way out of school. Go ahead and help her out
with her load (why yes, I AM interested in gardening!). Choose whatever
dialog options you wish here and then Makoto will come in to help. Still...
she has her mind made up. Morgana has become a tutor again, it seems.

 We'll have a group text chat at night making plans for tomorrow, which
leaves no time today to do anything else. I gotta tell you, it's REALLY WEIRD
not having Morgana around, right?


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Pursue Haru and Morgana
 
 
 Again, nothing we can do but go to sleep. Good night!


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 SEPTEMBER 17TH (SATURDAY 9/17)
 ------------------------------

 We'll get a question at school today:


 o QUESTION: We have a saying in Japanese: a skilled hawk hides its talons.
             What hides its claws in English?
 
 o ANSWER: A cat.
 

 Answer correctly for our [_KNOWLEDGE +1_] boost.
 
 After class, we're going to go on our stake-out for Haru and Morgana.
Thankfully for us, we don't have to wait too long. We'll eventually catch
them as they come in...

 Let the reconciliation begin! Listen to the dialog and say "You're vital to
our team" when you can. It appears to be working, but fricking Ryuji just FAILS
once more. Seriously, that guy needs punched in the face...


 o OBJECTIVE: Catch Morgana
 
 
 Well... this part is a bit silly. Just run after Morgana over and over and
you'll eventually watch what happens. We are out-smarted. Even when it looks
like we shouldn't be...


 We'll be outside of Mementos after that when we witness Haru go through
something fairly horrible. Pffft.... watch these scenes and just TRY not to
be disgusted.

 Soon we'll be back at the hideout. Healing can finally take place now as
we are all being honest... finally. Tell Morgana "Let's do it, together"
when you can and soon we'll get a rank up!



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 |  CONFIDENT: MORGANA                                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 |  MAGICIAN ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 8)                                         |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: ENDURE                                                       |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance to withstand an otherwise fatal attack with           |
 |               1 HP remaining.                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 Everyone will leave shortly afterwards thanks to the trains and Morgana
will finally be home where he belongs...


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Wait for Haru's recovery
 
 
 Again, nothing left to do but go to bed... do so for a scene. Many, my cat
does that ALL the time. He doesn't take me to weird worlds though... I'm pretty
sure anyways....


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 SEPTEMBER 18TH (SUNDAY 9/18)
 ----------------------------

 We'll get breakfast in with Haru before she heads home. Pick whatever
dialog option you wish here. The ending dialog with Morgana made me smile...

 We'll get to see a scene with Haru and her dad as well. What a scumbag. He
is essentially selling his daughter away if you ask me. Haru will ask to meet
with all of us later for a team meeting.


 We'll get a scene with Haru and the team here as she shares with everyone.
Sounds like we have a new target date: OCTOBER 10TH. Well... that gives us a
few days for sure. Very do-able. I really want to see Haru in action, don't
you?


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Steal Okumura's Heart
 
 
 Well... once again, we have nothing we can do. And on a SUNDAY no less!
Which means no shopping channel, no Tanaka's, no drink... nothing. Just..
sleep. Let's go to bed and advance the game.


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 SEPTEMBER 19TH (MONDAY 9/19)
 ----------------------------

 OK! 22 Days before Haru is "Sold Off". Man that sounds bad. It's right
though, isn't it!?


 Well, we've got a LOT of time before that happens. We're going to get in
a LOT of ranking up confidants and activities before then. And yes, when we
do go in, it will be a SINGLE RUN.


 OK, so today is the start of when we can actually do social links once
again. We get two text messages today. One for the Palace, another for Tae
(since we changed her target's heart). However, we still have that UNRESOLVED
MEMENTOS QUEST to look into. That should be a priority for now...


 Go talk to the people in the Shibuya Arcade. Ask if they know who the KING
is. Turns out he is a grade schooler in "Gigolo Arcade in Akihabara". You
remember him right?


 Head over there now and talk to him after he puts on a show. After he is
done, say "Teach me some tricks". He won't of course. Go with "There's an
invincible player" and he'll still be on the fence. Pick "I won't let the
bad guys win" next. Just like a Phantom Thief! Heh...

 He seems to be a big fan. Tell him "They came to my school" and after that
go ahead and say "Let's make a deal". He wasn't expecting us to actually do
this. Tell him "Let's do it" and then "What's your name?" to learn that his
name is Shinya Oda. 

 OK, we have to impress him. Go ahead and go talk to Futaba to get her elite
hacking to help us. She'll agree. Pick Calling Card when you can and then
head back to Shinya in Akihabara. Sent the message and show it off to him.


 After that, say "It's a deal" and we'll have our first lesson. Watch the
scenes and soon we will rank up:



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 |  CONFIDENT: SKILLED GAMER                                                  |
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 |  TOWER ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 1)                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: DOWN SHOT                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Allows you to use all rounds to down one enemy.              |
 |                                                                            |
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 We'll also gain [_KINDNESS +3_] from interacting with Shinya. Very nice!
 
 
 We'll be at Leblancs for the evening now. There's a group text chat, but
it doesn't say much. We also get our box from Tanaka's Commodities. Very
nice! Finally, we got FIVE new messages. Most of them are from Mishima about
the various website requests we took care of. Hifumi will also message us,
wanting to hang out.


 BEFORE we do that though, go check out Tanaka's Website:


 .——————————————————————————————————.
(   - TANAKA'S SHADY COMMODITIES -   )_________________________________________
 `——————————————————————————————————´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯

                               -$-   GOODS   -$-
                               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
                               
 Nirvana Ring              30,000 Yen        Black Rock                1,000 Yen
 Five-Inch Nail             2,000 Yen        Condenser Lens            3,600 Yen
 
 Spyware-laden Gear         1,000 Yen        Hercules Anklet          80,000 Yen
 Black Robe                   500 Yen        Hero Eyepatch            60,000 Yen
 
 
 (-NOTE-) I bought all of the new stuff except the Hero Eyepatch. This will
          also max out your rank, by the way. Very good!
          
          

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 Next up, I chose to go get some LAUNDRY DONE from my Mementos Run. I highly
recommend you do so as well and have KAWAKAMI do it for you.


 With our free time, head to Shinjuku and get the LUCK FATE READING. Get it
for KNOWLEDGE today and then agree to go hang out with Hifumi.

 
 Once we get to the church, you'll see Hifumi's Mom really laying her path
ahead for her. Huh... she's a bit domineering for sure. We are just seen as
a distraction.

 Go ahead and say "She's Scary" when you can for a couple points, and after
that pick "You should stop then" for more points. After that the game will
begin. It's neat that what she SAYS she's practicing is what our ability is
all about...



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 |  CONFIDENT: HIFUMI TOGO                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |  STAR ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 5)                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: KAKOI KUZUSHI                                                |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Allows you to attempt to escape, even when surrounded        |
 |               by the enemy.                                                |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 For playing with Hifumi, we will get [_KNOWLEDGE +2_] (with the stat boost).
Very nice! Still not rank five though!

 Once we get back, we'll get our laundry back. Sweet. That will be the end
of our day...


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 SEPTEMBER 20TH (TUESDAY 9/20)
 -----------------------------

 School will go by fast today, leaving us with our afternoon to ourselves.
We get a couple of messages today. One for the Palace, and one from Makoto.
Go ahead and hang out with Makoto today.


 (-NOTE-) Remember that you can only break into RANK 6 with Makoto if you
          have RANK 5 CHARM (Debonair).
 
          
 As you'll remember, we're set to go on a double-date with Eiko and "Tsukasa".
The guy... looks like a host, for sure, I guess. He'll question our dating,
which is pretty natural. Go ahead and pick "Love comes in many forms" here
for some good points.

 After Eiko leaves, he will get the rundown. Hahaha! Once he tries to get
Makoto's number, tell him "Have mine instead". Enjoy the dialog after that
and they'll leave soon, so pick "No, you're being considerate". We will get
a rank up soon after:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: MAKOTO NIIJIMA                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  PRIESTESS ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 6)                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: HARISEN RECOVERY                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance to cure status ailments inflicted upon                |
 |               party members.                                               |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 We'll be back at Leblanc's after that. Three texts. We have people who want
to hang out with us! Iwai, Ohya, and Mishima! Hehehe...

 And yet, I'm not going to hang out with any of them! Instead, let's call over
Kawakami and her maid service. It's been a LONG time since we've done that, but
she is also close to being at max rank.

 
 Kawakami will share her news of the Takase's and their change of heart...
Very nice! They even returned all the money! Pick "Nonsense" here when you
can for some points. Pick "Thank you for your service" after that. We'll get
a rank up shortly afterwards:



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 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: SADAYO KAWAKAMI                                                |
 |                                                                            |
 |  TEMPERANCE ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 9)                                       |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 After the rank up, pick "I want to keep seeing you". We will get that WARNING
after this...


 I should choose my words carefully...



.————————————————————————.                            .————————————————————————.
| ~ LOVE IS IN THE AIR ~ |   ( - IMPORTANT NOTE - )   | ~ LOVE IS IN THE AIR ~ |
`————————————————————————´                            `————————————————————————´


 o Choose "I mean what I say" followed by "I'm a man; you're a woman" for
   a ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP with SADAYO.
 
 o Choose "Got it" for a FRIENDSHIP with SADAYO.
 
 o Choose "I mean what I say" and then "I'm a master; you're a maid" for
   a FRIENDSHIP with SADAYO.

 
 
 (-NOTE-) As ever, dear reader, this is your choice. I was VERY TEMPTED by
          this one, I'll be honest. I end up going MAKOTO though for my
          romance. It was hard deciding between Kawakami, Makoto and Tae
          for me...
 
 
 After our rank up and conversation with Sadayo, we'll automatically be
moved to the next day...


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 SEPTEMBER 21ST (WEDNESDAY 9/21)
 -------------------------------

 You get a special scene here of Kawakami being a better teacher. Heh... We
also get a question in class today:
 

 o QUESTION: The word "robot" didn't come from English. So, what country
             did it come from?
 
 o ANSWER: Czechoslovakia.
 

 Answer correctly for our usual [_KNOWLEDGE +1_]. Today we'll get a couple
of texts. One from Futaba to hang out, another for the Palace. HOWEVER... let's
first head to SHINJUKU. We're going to get a LUCK READING. Request the one for
"GUTS" as we'll get an extra point thanks to this!

 Now, go hang out with Tae Takemi, the doctor. We've done her request at
MEMENTOS after all, so she's ready to rank up.


 Go see her and insist on talking to her. You'll be backed up by her patients
once you try to share the news. Tell her "Miwa-chan is alive". She'll be amazed
of course. Tell her "Let's get to work, doctor" for some good points, and then
we'll get a rank up:



 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: BACK-ALLEY DOCTOR                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 |  DEATH ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 8)                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 Next up, tell her either "It's for you" or "It's for Miwa-chan"  (I picked
that one) and she'll be happy. We'll also get a [_GUTS +2_] boost for being
part of a trial (thanks to the GUT reading). Very nice!


 (-NOTE-) There's a special scene with MISHIMA tomorrow if you accept his
          Night-Time invite. It's not worth doing, guide-wise. If you want
          to see it, SAVE and play through to see it, then load and we shall
          continue with our ideal path...
          

 Now, for our evening we got two texts. One from Kawakami and another from
Hifumi. We're so close to ranking up Kawakami, so let's go with her tonight
and finish her off!


 (-NOTE-) If you choose "ROMANTIC", just pick whatever options you wish.
          Heck, even on FRIENDSHIP you are guaranteed a RANK 10 at this
          point.

 
 Call her over and she'll share a bit with you. Pick whatever option here and
once she starts lecturing pick "Same goes for you". Hehe... After she shares
that she... KNOWS... pick "What are you talking about" and then whatever option
you wish. Same with the next question. Soon we'll have our final rank up with
Kawakami:



 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: SADAYO KAWAKAMI                                                |
 |                                                                            |
 |  TEMPERANCE ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 10)                                      |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: SPECIAL MASSAGE                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Request a massage after going into the Metaverse,            |
 |               letting you go out at night.                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'


 
 (-NOTE-) You can now fuse Ardha, the most powerful Persona of the
          Temperance Arcana.
          
          
 This rank also comes with a tutorial:
 

       TUTORIAL - KAWAKAMI'S SPECIAL MASSAGE:
 .-´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 | 
 |  You can now use the phone at Leblanc at night to ask Kawakami to come
 |  and give you a special massage.
 |
 |  Kawakami's special massage will remove exhaustion and allow you to go
 |  out at night, even after venturing into a Palace or Mementos.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'

          
 And after that we get a special lesson! Hahaha.
 
 During the night tonight we get a call from MISHIMA wanting to hang out
tomorrow. Be sure to DECLINE this. It gives us points for him and Chihaya,
which we don't need right now. Decline and we'll be onto the next day...


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 SEPTEMBER 22ND (THURSDAY 9/22)
 ------------------------------

 We'll get a text while we're eating today. Shinya wants to hang out. We'll
be able to respond later. We got his text and another Palace Text. Bah...

 Today we can either go with Shinya or Makoto. I say we push Makoto a bit
more (that and I've finally decided to romance her!). FIRST though, let's
head to SHINJUKU and get a LUCK READING (DO NOT LOOK AT YOUR TV). This time,
do it for KNOWLEDGE.


 After that, let's go see Makoto. She's over by the school gate. Agree to
hang out with her.


 She'll be worried about Eiko's boyfriend, of course. He's sending her a lot
of texts... huh. Ask "Do you think he likes you?" and after that pick "He's
definitely suspicious". She'll share what happened to her father here as well.
Well damn! Pick whatever option here and after that pick "He was a noble man".

 She'll share what happened to her mother and sister as well. Man, it all
sounds rough. Pick "That's admirable" when you can and after that go ahead
and pick "You can figure that out now". Lots of options here! Makoto will
realize we've gone WAY off topic but we'll get a rank up:



 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: MAKOTO NIIJIMA                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  PRIESTESS ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 7)                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: SHADOW FACTORIZAION                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Allows you to see Null, Repel, and Drain when                |
 |               highlighting a target in battle.                             |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 We'll get a wedding invitation next. Hah! Pick "I'm game if you are". She'll
like the "joke" (heh...) and will ask us to keep pretending to be a boyfriend.


 We'll get our box from TANAKA today. Which means the inventory has expanded
once again:


 .——————————————————————————————————.
(   - TANAKA'S SHADY COMMODITIES -   )_________________________________________
 `——————————————————————————————————´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯

                               -$-   GOODS   -$-
                               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
                               
 Nirvana Ring              30,000 Yen        Black Rock                1,000 Yen
 Five-Inch Nail             2,000 Yen        Condenser Lens            3,600 Yen
 
 Spyware-laden Gear         1,000 Yen        Hercules Anklet          80,000 Yen
 Black Robe                   500 Yen        Hero Eyepatch            60,000 Yen
 
 Fragmented Armor           1,000 Yen        Roland Medal            500,000 Yen
 Model Gun                  1,000 Yen        Dispel Ring             100,000 Yen
 Retribution Mirror        24,000 Yen        Black Kogatana            1,000 Yen
 Atom Match                 2,000 Yen        Magic Rosary             50,000 Yen
 
 
 (-NOTE-) I bought everything but the "Roland Medal" here, which is a bit too
          expensive for now. It increases all stats by 5 by the way. You could
          also go without the Dispel Ring (which is moderate magical reduction)
          or the Magic Rosary (magic evasion). Up to you, ultimately. It's
          always an order away if you change your mind!
          
          

                                           .——————————————————————————————————.
 _________________________________________(   - TANAKA'S SHADY COMMODITIES -   )
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯`——————————————————————————————————´



 After that, be SURE to check the TV for a question:
 

 o QUESTION: A: Ten years in prison. B: A twenty million yen fine.
 
 o ANSWER: Ten years in prison.
 

 Answer correctly for [_KNOWLEDGE +2_], which is enough to push our rank
up to RANK 5 for knowledge!


 o KNOWLEDGE RANK UP! (KNOWLEDGE RANK 5: ERUDITE)


 Very sweet! Now, for our nighttime activity I personally did some LAUNDRY
and then I went to AKIHABARA to hang out with Mishima. He'll take us to the
park so we can talk quietly.


 Tell him "You sure are fired up...". He'll try and give us our next target
but... eh... Tell him "Rumors are wrong all the time..." here. He's... well,
definitely a fan...



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: YUUKI MISHIMA                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  MOON ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 6)                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 Mishima will try to convince himself he's awesome and asks us to take out
our phone. Say "Why?" here and then "Absolutely. Nice job." Yeah, this kid
has problems...


 We'll get our laundry back and advance to the next day...


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 SEPTEMBER 23RD (FRIDAY 9/23)
 ----------------------------

 We'll get class FREE TIME today. Let's get some reading in (we haven't done
that in awhile!). Let's read our new book, "Cry of Cthulhu".


 o BOOK PROGRESS: CRY OF CTHULHU (1/2 TABS DONE)


 Sweet. We get a group text after that. Yes, we need to work on the mission.
I get it. We will. After school, read the text from Yusuke and go hang out
with him though, as he's close to rank 10. We may as well finish him off,
right!


 We'll head off to the art competition to go see Yusuke's work. Oh wow, it
is definitely something else. It's a winner as well! Yusuke will comment on
it as Kawanabe comes and inspects it. Pick "You provoked Yusuke on purpose?"
when you can.

 Kawanabe will start to share his history and how much he really knows of
Madarame and Yusuke. Pick whatever options you wish here. We will eventually
hear Yusuke's answers as he follows his own path. This will all culminate in
the final rank up with Yusuke:



 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: YUSUKE KITAGAWA                                                |
 |                                                                            |
 |  EMPEROR ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 10)                                         |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: SECOND AWAKENING                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Transforms his Persona into a mythological trickster.        |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 (-NOTE-) You can now fuse ODIN, the most powerful Persona of the Emperor
          Arcana.
          
          
 Yusuke's Persona will also TRANSFORM from Goemon to Kamu Susano-o. Quite
powerful looking indeed! We get the "Evade Fire" skill as well, a fantastic
support skill.


 We'll be at Leblanc's after that. FIVE Confidant Ranks maxed so far. Not
too shabby! For our evening activity, let's go see OHYA. We haven't seen her
since we changed her Chief's heart after all!


 She'll share what happened with the Chief. Pick "He reflected on his actions"
here and then "Did I? Can't remember." after that. Hehe... well, I'm TRYING to
be sneaky... She'll suspect us but says she knows where Kayo is. Pick "Thank
God" and she'll share even more. After that, BE SURE to pick "That's not like
you" for some good points. We'll rank up shortly afterwards:



 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: ICHIKO OHYA                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |  DEVIL ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 8)                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 We'll get [_CHARM +3_] as well, even if we don't really need it at this
point. But Ohya is almost max ranked! Exciting! That's all for today...


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 SEPTEMBER 24TH (SATURDAY 9/24)
 ------------------------------

 We'll get a seat on the train today! It's been awhile! Let's read our new
book, "Cry of Cthulhu", as we should be able to finish it!


 o BOOK PROGRESS: CRY OF CTHULHU (COMPLETE!)


 For finishing the book, we'll get [_GUTS +3_]. Sweet. We'll get a question
at school today as well:


 o QUESTION: Do you know why they chose black and white?
 
 o ANSWER: So it shows up well on TV.
 

 Answer correctly for [_KNOWLEDGE +1_]. May as well. After school we get a
LOT of texts. Shinya, Takemi and Makoto all want to hang out. We should go
return our "Cry of Cthulhu" book though. There's a new book based on HARU
we can check out: "Woman in the Dark". May as well check it out now!


 After that, let's hang out with Makoto. She'll take us to Big Bang Burger
to talk with Eiko. Turns out... she needs money for her boyfriend. Ugh, go
figure. Tell her "He says that to all his girls". Seems like a normal scam
to me.

 After the talking and the scene, pick "Absolutely". Makoto will sum up the
situation and soon we'll get a rank up:



 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: MAKOTO NIIJIMA                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  PRIESTESS ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 8)                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: ENDURE                                                       |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance to withstand an otherwise fatal attack with           |
 |               1 HP remaining.                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 Makoto will plan how to catch the host and we'll move on to our night.
 
 
 We'll get a group text at Leblancs. After that, you can talk to Akechi here
if you wish. We also have texts from Iwai and Hifumi, both wanting to hang out.

 BEFORE you go anywhere, head to SHINJUKU and get an AFFINITY READING. This
time we want "Hifumi Togo":


 o FORTUNE READING (AFFINITY): "Hifumi Togo"
 
 
 (-NOTE-) IF you need extra KNOWLEDGE, get a LUCK READING for it right now
          to get an extra point later on.
          
          
 Go ahead and accept Hifumi's text now. We should be able to rank up with her
now. She'll take us to the Sky Tower for a walk. Apparently a magazine has
done an expose on her and her family. Yikes... Tell her "Is that frustrating?"
for some points. She'll share her thoughts on the matter, coming to what she
thinks she should do. Tell her to "Do what you love" here and soon we'll get
a rank up:



 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: HIFUMI TOGO                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |  STAR ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 6)                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 We also gain [_KNOWLEDGE +1_] as a bonus. Nice. We'll be in bed next, getting
a text from Futaba. We're... not going to play with her, but no need to respond
now. The day will advance from here.


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 SEPTEMBER 25TH (SUNDAY 9/25)
 ----------------------------

 It's SUNDAY! Hoorah! 

 
 You can check the TV today for the SHOPPING CHANNEL. It is selling a weird
item today: the [_SONIC SOCKS_] for 4,980 Yen. In case you are curious, these
let you "run as fast as a hedgehog" and give you +5 Agility. Ha!


 (-NOTE-) IF you need extra CHARM, today is the day for you! There is
          the drink at SHIBUYA UNDERGROUDN WALKWAY. Pair it with a LUCK
          FORTUNE READING for a +2 Charm Boost. Only if needed... otherwise
          just save your money.


 BEFORE you go anywhere, head to SHINJUKU and get an AFFINITY READING. This
time we want "Hifumi Togo":


 o FORTUNE READING (AFFINITY): "Hifumi Togo"
 
 
 Good, now after that let's go hang out with MAKOTO. She's out at the school
gates. Agree to hang out with her to continue.

 We need to dig up some dirt on Tsukasa to continue. What you need to do here
is run to the man by the book store (the "Irritated" man) and ask him if he
knows Tsukasa. Once he gets mad, say "I'm not" and he'll tell you that Tsukasa
has pulled this trick before. Nice...


 After that, we'll meet up with Eiko. Eiko doesn't want to hear the truth
though, but soon Tsukasa shows up himself (I can't stand his eyes...). Watch
as Makoto unveils her trick right in front of Eiko... haha! That's honestly
brilliant. Watch the scenes and pick "Your fight's with me" when you get a
chance. Once people start gawking, say "Follow Me" and we'll get out of there.

 Once the scene changes, tell her "That was the right move". Once she asks
about the place we're at (we're at Crossroads) tell her "I'm a regular here"
for some good points, but after that we get those familiar words...



 I should choose my words carefully...
 


.————————————————————————.                            .————————————————————————.
| ~ LOVE IS IN THE AIR ~ |   ( - IMPORTANT NOTE - )   | ~ LOVE IS IN THE AIR ~ |
`————————————————————————´                            `————————————————————————´


 o Choose "I'll be your study partner", and then "I do" for a ROMANTIC
   RELATIONSHIP with MAKOTO.

 o Choose "You'll find someone someday" for a FRIENDSHIP with MAKOTO.

 o Choose "I'll be your study partner", and then "That's not what I meant"
   for a FRIENDSHIP with MAKOTO.
 
   
 (-NOTE-) As ever, dear reader, this is your choice. I ended up choosing
          Makoto, for the record. First Chie, then Makoto... I suppose I
          have a thing for girls that can do things for themselves...
 
 
 We'll get a rank up after our choice:
 


 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: MAKOTO NIIJIMA                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  PRIESTESS ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 9)                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: PROTECT                                                      |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance to shield Joker from an otherwise fatal attack.       |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'


 
 We'll get our box from Tanaka's tonight. Fun. For tonight's activity, let's
go hang out with Iwai. He should be ready for a rank up. Go see him and agree
to work for him.


 So... we're taking Kaoru to diner? That's odd... We'll be talking to Kaaoru
for really the first time. Tell him "Why would he say that?" and once he
shares with you, tell him "You should ask him".

 Iwai will show up soon after. When he asks what you're talking about, pick
"Girls" for some good points, followed by "You should buy us something". Heh.
Naturally. We get a rank up soon after that:
 


 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: WEAPONS DEALER                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  HANGED ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 6)                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 And that's all we have for today! Tomorrow will be here soon!


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 SEPTEMBER 26TH (MONDAY 9/26)
 ----------------------------

 Well, we're immediately done with school today! Hah! We get texts from Tae
and Shinya today. Let's go see Shinya since we've been putting him off for
awhile now.

 We'll get more "tutoring" from Shinya here, with the crown nearby. Once we
are done, say "Don't compare me to you" for points and then "What a rude
employee". He'll bring up the Phantom Thieves next, so ask "Do you admire them?"
to hear his praise for them and then "I'll let them know" after that to really
cheer him up. We'll rank up after that:



 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: SKILLED GAMER                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  TOWER ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 2)                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: BULLET HAIL                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance to enter a gun-based All-out Attack after a           |
 |               successful ambush.                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 OK, that move sounds promising, right? Hehehe, this kid is going places! We
will also gain [_KINDNESS +3_] for hanging out with Shinya. Very nice!


 OK, for our evening we get a text from Hifumi. Instead of hanging out with
her (and she is ready for a rank up...), let's go to the CROSSROADS and go
see Ohya. Agree to hang out with her tonight.


 Ohya will report on what she learned. Ask "Did you learn the truth?" here
to get more dialog and learn about a hairclip camera. Oh wow... that's some
spy stuff right there! Writing up the truth with her partner isn't a good
idea though.

 Pick "You're not giving up, are you?" next and after she tries to push us
out of it, pick "I can't leave you". Lala will butt in and help make sure
we stick around, so pick "Of course not" next and we'll get our rank up:



 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: ICHIKO OHYA                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |  DEVIL ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 9)                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 Sweet. Soon though we'll get that familiar phrasing...
 
 
 
 I should choose my words carefully...



.————————————————————————.                            .————————————————————————.
| ~ LOVE IS IN THE AIR ~ |   ( - IMPORTANT NOTE - )   | ~ LOVE IS IN THE AIR ~ |
`————————————————————————´                            `————————————————————————´


 o Choose "I took it seriously", and then "I love you, Ichiko" for a ROMANTIC
   RELATIONSHIP with ICHIKO.

 o Choose "I didn't take it seriously" for a FRIENDSHIP with ICHIKO.

 o Choose "I took it seriously", and then "I'm just kidding" for a FRIENDSHIP
   with ICHIKO.
 
   
 (-NOTE-) As ever, dear reader, this is your choice. Choose however you wish.
          If you didn't know by now, there is a reckoning later in the game
          if you do have more than one girlfriend...
 

 The day will pass automatically after that! So close to a max rank!
 

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 SEPTEMBER 27TH (TUESDAY 9/27)
 -----------------------------

 We'll be done with school early today. Very nice! We get two messages as
well: one on Palaces and one from Makoto! You know what I'm going to pick...

 OR DO YOU!? Hahaha, what you want to do is head to SHINJUKU and get an
AFFINITY READING. Pick "Ichiko Ohya" here and we'll be ready to rank up with
her later on (I was hoping it'd be tonight, but it isn't... no worries, we
still want to do this, we'll just do other plans today):


 o FORTUNE READING (AFFINITY): "Ichiko Ohya"

 
 NOW go ahead and take Makoto's invitation. She'll take us to our room (Oh...)
and tell us she made up with Eiko. Tell her "That's amazing", followed by "Are
you stressing over exams?".

 She'll open up to us about her dreams after that. Pick "That sounds difficult"
once you hear it and then "Your father would be proud". So touching. We will
get a rank up after this:
 


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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: MAKOTO NIIJIMA                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  PRIESTESS ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 10)                                       |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: SECOND AWAKENING                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Transforms her Persona into a mythological trickster.        |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'


 
 (-NOTE-) You can now fuse CYBELE, the most powerful Persona of the High
          Priestess Arcana.
 
 
 After this, Makoto's Persona "Johanna" will be reborn as "Anat".
 
 
 We'll continue our scene after this. Tell her "Just be careful, OK?" after
that and then we'll spend some time together...


 It will be evening after that. We'll get a few texts... Chihaya, Mishima
and Ohya. Ohya isn't ready to rank up though. Even though we did her affinity
rank too... bah. Change of plans!

 Let's go meet up with Mishima. He has a great Rank 7 ability after all, and
it'll be good to get it in before the next palace. You'll see!


 Take him up on his offer and he'll take us to a diner. Turns out his actor
thing fell through. Imagine that. Tell him "You're so reliable" regardless
for good points. When you here his next idea, tell him "Sounds pretty twisted"
(which it does...) followed by "This isn't like you".

 We'll get a scene with his ex-classmate here and after that Mishima will
magically find our new target. Go figure. He'll be concerned about himself
as well... ask him "Are you feeling guilty?" here and after that we'll meet
up with the team...


 Listen to the dialog as the team considers the option. Pick whatever you
want at the end and soon we'll be in Mementos meeting the Shadow Mishima.
Heh...  He'll ask to speak with us along, which we allow. He'll lay it out
for us here. Ask him "Would that really satisfy you?" and after some more
dialog, pick "There's no need". We'll leave after that...


 Mishima will be alone to think, but for now the day will be over...


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 SEPTEMBER 28TH (WEDNESDAY 9/28)
 -------------------------------

 We'll get a seat on the train today! All right, reading time! Let's start
the new book we got:
 
 
 o BOOK PROGRESS: WOMAN IN THE DARK (1/2 TABS DONE)


 We'll learn about a new DINER item on our way to school. We'll also get a
question in school today. MULTIPLE questions!


 o QUESTION: So "PVS," referring to when you mistakenly think your phone
             is going off... What's the P?
 
 o ANSWER: Phantom
 

 o---------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 
 
 o QUESTION: So next is the V part. WThat means it'd be "phantom..." what?
 
 o ANSWER: Vibration
 
 
 o---------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 
 
 o QUESTION: Last is the S. So if we have "phantom vibration" so far...
 
 o ANSWER: Syndrome
 
 
 o---------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 
 
 Answer correctly for our (measly) [_KNOWLEDGE +1_].
 
 
 We get two texts after school today. A Palace reminder and Futaba, wanting to
hang out. We can hang out with her, but BEFORE we do that, head to SHINJUKU and
get an AFFINITY READING for "Ichiko Ohya". This will get her ready to rank up:


 o FORTUNE READING (AFFINITY): "Ichiko Ohya"

 
 OK, after that go ahead and respond to Futaba and we'll hang out with her.
We'll work on the promise list and head to school, surprising Sojiro. Hehe.
Makoto will meet us at school while Futaba later on asks to use a Goho-M. Ha!
Fourth wall is broken! Tell her "Let's do this together" here. We'll have a
mini-tour courtesy of Makoto. When you get to the library, tell her "No, you're
talented" and a bit after that pick "I think it's cute". We'll get a rank up
after that:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDANT: FUTABA SAKURA                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  HERMIT ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 4)                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: POSITION HACK                                                |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance to instantly Hold Up enemies when starting a          |
 |               battle.                                                      |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 Futaba will "retreat" after that and we'll be onto our evening. We'll get a
group text when we get back.

 After that, we'll get two texts. One from Hifumi and another from Mishima.
BEFORE you go answer them though, go to your ROOM and feed the plant the MEGA
FERTILIZER for [_KINDNESS +3_]. Very nice!


 (-NOTE-) Be sure to buy some more MEGA FERTILIZER if you have run out.
          You should have one more on hand at the very least!


 Let's go meet up with Mishima now. He'll take us back to the park. Tell
him "I don't want to change his heart" followed by "You still care about
fame?". He'll confess and lay his soul out before running off... and eating
dirt. Oh Mishima...

 He still wants to help us out though, even if he realizes he can't do it
himself. Admirable, for sure. Tell him "Maybe the Phan-Site?" here and he
will have renewed motivation:



 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: YUUKI MISHIMA                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  MOON ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 7)                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: PHANBOY                                                      |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Greatly increases EXP earned from battle.                    |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 Now THAT is a nice ability! Very nice! We'll advance to the next day soon
after that.


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 SEPTEMBER 29TH (THURSDAY 9/29)
 ------------------------------

 We'll get a question at school today:
 
 
 o QUESTION: Not all civil servants work in government offices. Which of
             these occupations is a civil one?
 
 o ANSWER: Fishermen of Nagaragawa


 We'll get our usual [_KNOWLEDGE +1_] for the right answer. After that
we'll be done with school for today.


 We got three texts here: a Palace reminder and Shinya and Takemi who both
want to hang out. We can hang out with Takemi tomorrow (I really want to
finish her up), but we can't with Shinya, so let's pick him today. BEFORE we
do that though, let's head to Shinjuku and get an AFFINITY READING. This time
we are doing it for Iwai:

 
 o FORTUNE READING (AFFINITY): "Munehisa Iwai"
 
 
 (-NOTE-) If you need more KNOWLEDGE, we get a question on the TV later
          tonight. You can get an extra point with a KNOWLEDGE LUCK READING
          right now...
 
 
 Shinya will talk about eating once we meet him. Tell him "Let's go eat" and
he'll want you to pay for it for the lesson. Haha. Tell him "OK" and soon we'll
be at the diner.

 He'll mention his "War" at school with us today. Oh man... ask "Are they
bullying you?" and he'll reiterate the "War". You'll learn a bit more about
his family life here. Tell him "That's the spirit" for some points (finally)
and soon we'll get a rank up:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: SKILLED GAMER                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  TOWER ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 3)                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: WARNING SHOT                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Able to scare enemies in negotiation to make it easier       |
 |               to obtain a Persona.                                         |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 We'll also get [_KINDNESS +3_] here, which is enough to push our Kindness to
Rank 5!


 o KINDNESS RANK UP! (KINDNESS RANK 5: ANGELIC)
 
 
 (-NOTE-) We can now continue leveling up our Confidant Rank with Sojiro,
          just so you know!

 
 Well, that's awesome. Just GUTS and PROFICIENCY left to do. We'll be back at
Leblanc's soon. Examine the TV here for a question.
 
 
 o QUESTION: Which of these counts as slander? You be the judge!
 
 o ANSWER: Divulging someone's crimes

 
 Answer correctly for [_KNOWLEDGE +1_] if you still need it. Next up, I am
going to have Kawakami do a load of laundry and next I'll be heading to the
CROSSROADS BAR to meet with Ohya.


 Ohya will get a call from her chief before hanging out with us. Ask her
"You two are on good terms?" and then "You're really earnest". After she
mentions how popular they are say "I'm glad to hear it" and then Ohya will
get rid of Lala-chan so she can talk to us privately...

 Ask her "About what?" here and she'll tell us that she knows as well...
Man, everyone knows don't they? Hehe... pick whatever options you want here
(I like trying to re-direct towards Lala being the Phantom Thief). She'll
promise to keep our secret and work with us, leading to a rank up:



 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: ICHIKO OHYA                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |  DEVIL ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 10)                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: LEGENDARY SCOOP                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Security level will not increase, and will drop to zero      |
 |               overnight.                                                   |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 (-NOTE-) You can now fuse BEELZEBUB, the most powerful Persona of the
          DEVIL Arcana.


 We'll party with Ohya and later return and get our laundry from Kawakami.
That's it for today. Onto the last day of September!


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 SEPTEMBER 30TH (FRIDAY 9/30)
 ----------------------------

 We'll meet up with Ryuji on the way to school. Go ahead and tell him to not
be impatient and it's on to class, which Kawakami will give us FREE TIME for.
Thank you! Let's finish reading "Woman in the Dark":

 
 o BOOK PROGRESS: WOMAN IN THE DARK (COMPLETE!)


 Completing this book will give us [_PROFICIENCY +3_]. Doing this is enough
to push us to our final rank in proficiency!


 o PROFICIENCY RANK UP! (PROFICIENCY RANK 5: TRANSCENDENT)


 Oh very nice! That just leaves GUTS. Easy. After school you may as well
return the book as we don't need it anymore. We also have a text that is
just a Palace reminder. We'll do it, we'll do it... just not today.


 Instead, let's head to the CLINIC and go see Tae Takemi. It's been a bit
since we've seen her. She'll end up taking us to the park to pass on her
research and medicine so they can be put to use.

 Tell her "It was rough" when you can and she'll be pleased. Heh. We'll here
about the offer she received next. Very generous it sounds like, but ask her
"And your patients?" to learn her plans. We'll get a rank up soon afterwards:



 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: BACK-ALLEY DOCTOR                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 |  DEATH ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 9)                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 Soon Takemi will want the truth... why DID we keep coming to her? This makes
the familiar words appear...



 I should choose my words carefully...
 


.————————————————————————.                            .————————————————————————.
| ~ LOVE IS IN THE AIR ~ |   ( - IMPORTANT NOTE - )   | ~ LOVE IS IN THE AIR ~ |
`————————————————————————´                            `————————————————————————´


 o Choose "I wanted to see you", and then "I love you" and THEN "It isn't a
   joke" for a ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP with TAE.

 o Choose "It was for my exams" for a FRIENDSHIP with TAE.

 o You can also choose "What do you think?" or "That sounds good" and you'll
   end up with a FRIENDSHIP with TAE.
 
   
 (-NOTE-) This was a close number 2/3 for me in the end. Very hard to say
          no to Tae. Ugh... This was also my wife's pick on who I should have
          gone with. Heh...
 
 
 
 (-IMPORTANT NOTE-) I have an email from a reader (Chris Baars) who has some
                    insight into working the Tae Takemi into the guide. Good
                    work here! If you romance Tae, this is worth reading:
                    
 If you're romancing Takemi, the final social link up takes place at night
instead of the afternoon. You need to shift the guide around a bit, but
there's book-reading you can use for that so it still adds up and you get
a free evening.

 Replace October 3rd afternoon (Takemi's rank up to 10 when not romancing
her) with reading the 1st chapter of Master Swordsman, then follow the guide
as normal. You'll finish that book earlier than originally in the guide
(October 5th at school instead of October 6th in the train).

 Use the train-reading time on October 6th to read the first chapter of
Ghost Encounters (originally read on October 7th) and finish the book on
October 7th in the library.

 This leaves you with a free evening on October 8th (where we originally
would've finished Ghost Encounters), during which you will be able to go
see Takemi for the final rank up.

 (-END IMPORTANT NOTE-)
 
 
 For our night, we should head to SHINJUKU and get an AFFINITY READING here
for Tae:

 
 o FORTUNE READING (AFFINITY): "Tae Takemi"
 
 
 After that... we don't have a lot of people who want to hang out tonight.
This is an IDEAL TIME to catch up if you need to. Otherwise, I am going to
work on maxing out our GUTS, the last stat we need. Well... work toward it
anyways...


 With that said, let's go repeat the "Big Bang Burger Challenge". We've
already won it, so for winning it this time we get [_GUTS +3_]. For winning
we also get [_BIG BANG BURGER x10_]. Not too bad. That will be the end of
the day and the end of the month.


 Time carries on...



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O==<                        MONTHLY LIFE: OCTOBER                         >==O
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 OCTOBER 1ST (SATURDAY 10/01)
 ----------------------------

 Welcome to October! We've gotten through another month! School will be
over quickly today and we'll be left to our own devices. Today you want to
head to Shinjuku for an AFFINITY reading. This time do it for "Shinya Oda"


  o FORTUNE READING (AFFINITY): "Shinya Oda"
 
 
 OK, now let's go hang out with Shinya. Accept his text invite and we'll be
at the arcades, then hang out with him. We'll be interrupted by a pro-gamer
soon enough, who will play The King...

 At the end, pick "Yeah, you tell him!" and after that "Get your revenge".
After that we'll get our rank up:

 

 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: SKILLED GAMER                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  TOWER ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 4)                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 We'll also get a [_KINDNESS +3_] boost. Very nice!
 
 
 We'll be back at Leblanc's soon after that. We got two texts here: one from
Iwai and another from Mishima. Iwai is ready for a rank up (well, they both
are really), but let's go see the weapons dealer first.


 Iwai will share what he gathered on his last outing. A gun shipment... and
a Yakuza member coming in for fake guns... hmm. Pick "Absolutely" here and
Iwai will share his thoughts on what happened. Oh man. Pick "He's clever"
after that (it's true). After that, pick "Are you going alone?" and... now
we've talked our way into danger. Haha...

 We'll end up with our rank up though:
 
 

 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: WEAPONS DEALER                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  HANGED ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 7)                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: EXPERT CUSTOMIZATION                                         |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Allows you to customize high-grade guns.                     |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 (-NOTE-) We've gone as far as we can go on Iwai. To get further, we must
          have RANK 5 GUTS (Lionhearted). We are close to getting it, but
          don't have it yet.


 And that's all we have for today. Tomorrow will come soon enough.


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 OCTOBER 2ND (SUNDAY 10/02)
 --------------------------

 It's SUNDAY!
 
 We actually have a SHOPPING CHANNEL sale today. Crazy. Today they are
selling [_DONUT-WORRY x20_] for 1,980 Yen. A crazy item name, yes, but in
case you are wondering these things cure the FEAR status for one ally. Very
much worth it, so I bought them.


 (-NOTE-) If you need PROFICIENCY still, today is a chance to catch up on
          it a bit. You can get an extra point today for free if you go and
          get a LUCK FORTUNE on Proficiency at Shinjuku.


 And like every Sunday, we got the JUICE DRINK in the Shibuya Underground
Walkway. It is "Vitality Aojiro" this time and drinking it will give you a
[_PROFICIENCY +1_] boost (+2 if you listened to the note above).


 For our day activity, we want to work on Takemi, so head to Shinjuku and
get an AFFINITY reading for her:
 
 
 o FORTUNE READING (AFFINITY): "Tae Takemi"
 
 
 It's annoying, but we'll need to do this fomorrow as well. She's almost done
though. For our activity... there's not a lot of things we can do. No one wants
to hang out.


 (_NOTE-) This is a good opportunity to catch up on Makoto/Ann/Ryuji/Yusuke
          if you still need to. Just try to make up the stat growth below
          another time. The big thing for GUTS 5 is ranking up with Iwai, so
          just keep that in mind!
          
          
 With nobody to hang out with today, let's go repeat the "Big Bang Burger
Challenge". We've already won it, so for winning it this time we get a nice
[_GUTS +3_] boost, just what we need. We also get [_BIG BANG BURGER x10_].
 


 OK, for our evening activity, let's go hang out with Chihaya. It's been a
bit since we've hug out with her (The AFFINTY Fortunes are really the best
thing she can do for us), but we DID do her quest recently and she'll want
to talk about it.


 Tell her "I know" once she reports her news (no wonder everyone guesses
who we are!). After that tell her "It's because you're strong". She'll go on
about the situation from there, eventually asking if you like older women!
Heh... what a question. Tell her "Hell yeah I am" and soon we'll get our rank
up:
 


 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: FORTUNE TELLER                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  FORTUNE ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 8)                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'


 
 Very nice! That's all for today, so we'll advance to the next day.
 

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 OCTOBER 3RD (MONDAY 10/03)
 --------------------------

 We'll get a question at school today:
 
 
 o QUESTION: ...but in the entire universe, which of these is closest to
             its density of stars?
 
 o ANSWER: Three watermelons in the sun.

 
 Answer correctly for [_KNOWLEDGE +1_], as usual.
 
 Once school is done, you'll get three texts. One is a Palace text, ant the
other two are from Futaba (who wants to hang out and is ready to rank up) and
Shinya (who wants to hang out but is NOT ready to rank up).


 Instead of any of that, head to Shinjuku and get an AFFINITY Fortune
Reading. You want to do it for "Tae Takemi", and I promise this is our LAST
TIME doing this:
 
 
 o FORTUNE READING (AFFINITY): "Tae Takemi"
 
 
 After that, go to the Clinic and hang out wit Takemi for the last time.
 
 We'll get to meet the patient this time. She's cute, worried about boys
already. Hehe... After she leaves, Takemi will ask us how she's been doing,
as a supplier of the Phantom Thieves. Heh. They always know, huh? Pick what
you wish here and "I wish..." after that (for some points that we don't even
need). 



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
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 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: BACK-ALLEY DOCTOR                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 |  DEATH ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 10)                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: RESUSCITATION                                                |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Increases the selection of revival items at the clinic.      |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 (-NOTE-) You can now fuse ALICE, the most powerful Persona of the DEATH
          Arcana.
 

 
 For our evening, we'll get a single text from Hifumi, wanting to hang out.
Well... why not, let's go see her.


 (-NOTE-) If you still need KNOWLEDGE, you can catch up a bit here... go
          to Shinjuku and get a KNOWLEDGE LUCK READING and you'll get a
          +2 Knowledge boost below instead of the +1.
 
 
 You will be defeated in Shogi here... once again. Go figure. She'll tell
you of an upcoming match. State "It may come down to luck" here for some good
points, followed by "I believe in you". We'll get a rank up soon after that
(with a very nice skill):



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
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 |  CONFIDENT: HIFUMI TOGO                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |  STAR ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 7)                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: NARIKIN                                                      |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Earn double money if a battle is won in 1 turn after a       |
 |               successful Ambush.                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 Double money? I won't complain! We'll get our [_KNOWLEDGE +1_] boost as well
which you may have boosted if you followed the note up above. And that is our
last action today as time marches on...


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 OCTOBER 4TH (TUESDAY 10/04)
 -----------------=---------

 Rain, rain...
 
 Another reminder to go into the Palace during class. We're pushing the
deadline a bit, but we're OK. Trust me. Let's head to Shibuya first and
go to the bookstore. There's a couple of new books we can pickup:
 

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(   - TAIHEIDO BOOKSTORE -   )_________________________________________________
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                               -$-   BOOKS   -$-
                               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
                               
 Tokyo Shrines              1,800 Yen        Museum of Stars           1,800 Yen
 Musty Pages                1,8oo Yen

 
 
 (-NOTE-) Again, this is just the new books. May as well buy everything. These
          books point out parts of the city, so no need to read them right
          now or anything.
          
          

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 _________________________________________________(   - TAIHEIDO BOOKSTORE -   )
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 OK, after that we're going to do some reading. Head back to the school and go
to the LIBRARY, where there is a reading table. Use it and choose to read the
book "Master Swordsman". Yes, it's going to take awhile to read. No worries
though.
 
 
 o BOOK PROGRESS: MASTER SWORDSMAN (1/3 TABS DONE)
 
 
 OK, for our evening we'll get a message from Chihaya, wanting to hang out.
Go ahead and go see her, but get an AFFINITY READING first. This time for
Shinya Oda:


 o FORTUNE READING (AFFINITY): "Shinya Oda"
 
 
 OK, now let's hang out with Chihaya. She will give you an update and will
actually RETURN the money we spent in the past... [_100,000 YEN_] refunded!
Sweet! Soon we'll be approached though...

 Tell them "Listen to what Chihaya's saying" here. After the country bit
and they leave, tell her that "Well, fate can be changed". We will get a
rank up soon after that:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
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 |  CONFIDENT: FORTUNE TELLER                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  FORTUNE ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 9)                                          |
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 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



  Sweet. She will then ask why we keep coming to see her, a bit nervously...
  
  
  
  I should choose by words carefully...



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| ~ LOVE IS IN THE AIR ~ |   ( - IMPORTANT NOTE - )   | ~ LOVE IS IN THE AIR ~ |
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 o Choose "So I can be with you" for a ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP with CHIHAYA.

 o Choose "I like having my fortune read" for a FRIENDSHIP with CHIHAYA.
 
   
 (-NOTE-) Once again, this is a personal choice. Chihaya is fairly cute, I
          think. The country girl in her is cute as well. Could you imagine
          being with someone who knew your future though? Heh...
 
  
 Once you make your choice, the day will be over...
 

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 OCTOBER 5TH (WEDNESDAY 10/05)
 -----------------------------

 Ann will lecture us about going to the Palace today. She's right... Today
is the day. But first, we have school. And thankfully, today we will get some
class free time. Sweet! Let's continue reading our "Master Swordsman" book:
 
 
 o BOOK PROGRESS: MASTER SWORDSMAN (2/3 TABS DONE)
 
 
 BEFORE we go to the palace though, head to SHINJUKU and get a MONEY READING.
This will increase the money from ALL OUT attacks, which I plan on doing a lot
of. May as well!


 Also, be sure to swing by the shops for the latest items:



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                               -$-   MELEE   -$-
                               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 Kukri                      3,600 Yen        Falchion                  2,800 Yen
 Blizz Dagger               2,800 Yen        Bandit Sword              2,000 Yen
 Athame                     9,400 Yen        Sonic Blade               9,600 Yen
 Igniter                   11,600 Yen        Scimitar                 11,200 Yen
 Skinning Knife            11,800 Yen        Talwar                   12,200 Yen
 Kopis                     15,000 Yen        Sleeper Blade            15,600 Yen
 Killing Scalpel           16,000 Yen        Shamshir                 16,400 Yen
 Quality Kopis             21,000 Yen        Resting Sword            21,600 Yen
 Pro Skinning Knife        21,600 Yen        Chief's Cutlass          22,000 Yen
 Dirk                      26,400 Yen        Cosmic Sword             27,200 Yen
 
 
 Hell Slugger               4,000 Yen        Fundo-Kusari              5,600 Yen
 Mace                       2,800 Yen        Heat Whip                 3,800 Yen
 Heavy Steel Pipe           8,400 Yen        Skin Ripper               9,200 Yen
 Battle Hammer             11,200 Yen        Goat Leather Whip        10,800 Yen
 Iron Pipe                 12,200 Yen        Warrior  Whip            11,200 Yen
 Heavy Mace                15,400 Yen        Burn Whip                14,400 Yen
 Spike Rod                 16,400 Yen        Hero Whip                15,000 Yen
 Bush Hammer               21,400 Yen        Whip Sword               19,800 Yen
 Demon Pipe                22,000 Yen        Electromag Whip          20,400 Yen
 Boss Bush Hammer          27,000 Yen        Mirage Whip              25,000 Yen
 
 
 Unmarked Katana           11,400 Yen        Delta Knuckle            12,600 Yen
 Gunto                     11,800 Yen        Heavy Grip               14,200 Yen
 Imitation Katana          12,400 Yen        Hell Knuckles            15,000 Yen
 Antique Gunto             15,800 Yen        Clenched Fist            20,400 Yen
 Seishiki Sword            16,600 Yen        Metal Duster             20,400 Yen
 Jagato                    21,800 Yen        Iron Fist                24,800 Yen
 Imperial Sword            22,400 Yen
 Shikomi Kiseru            28,800 Yen
 

 (-NOTE-) Remember to look below for buying tips! These lists are getting long
          now, aren't they!? Sheesh!
          
          
                               -$-   RANGED   -$-
                               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 Governance                 3,000 Yen        Slingbow                  2,600 Yen
 Tkachev                    1,400 Yen        Slingshot                 1,200 Yen
 Makaronov                 10,200 Yen        Shrike                    8,600 Yen
 Riot Police               12,800 Yen        Mount Liang              10,600 Yen
 Compact                   16,000 Yen        Upsilion                 11,600 Yen
 Sand Hawk                 19,200 Yen        Comet 3                  13,400 Yen
 Eliminator                20,200 Yen        Spirit Sling             18,200 Yen
 Karura                    25,600 Yen        Northern Light           21,400 Yen
 Assassin                  26,400 Yen        Stronger                 23,200 Yen
 Crimson Gun               32,000 Yen        Shooting Star            26,600 Yen
 
 
 Granelli M3                4,400 Yen        Tommy Gun                 4,200 Yen
 Levinson M31               1,400 Yen        Sterlidge                 3,000 Yen
 Heavy Shotgun             10,200 Yen        Trooper                   8,800 Yen
 Bianchi SBAS              12,800 Yen        MP2 Prototype             9,600 Yen
 Mad Maximum               14,000 Yen        Flare SMG                13,200 Yen
 Fireworks                 15,600 Yen        Blitz MG                 14,600 Yen
 Nock Volley               19,200 Yen        Civilian MP              20,600 Yen
 Storm Shot                21,800 Yen        Tarantula                24,200 Yen
 Hellfire                  25,600 Yen        Hyakka Ryouran           25,000 Yen
 Masterkey                 27,800 Yen        No Mercy                 26,400 Yen
 Big Sleep                 28,000 Yen
 
 Black Assault             10,200 Yen        Peacemaker               14,600 Yen
 AR-M4                     11,400 Yen        P Revolver               15,200 Yen
 Heavy Assault             15,600 Yen        PM Sheriff               19,000 Yen
 G1 Type                   17,200 Yen        Ling Xing                20,600 Yen
 Hero AR                   24,400 Yen        Justness                 26,200 Yen
 Rebel Rifle               28,600 Yen        Wildborn                 30,200 Yen
 Annihilator               30,800 Yen
 Blaze Assault             32,000 Yen
 
 
                               -$-   ARMOR   -$-
                               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 Burntech                   4,600 Yen        Cat Sweater               4,200 Yen
 Lynx Camo Vest             4,400 Yen        Silk Scarf                2,200 Yen
 Shoulder Pads              2,400 Yen        Magic Camisole            4,600 Yen
 Padded Shirt               2,400 Yen        Battle Camisole           2,400 Yen
 
 Chain Vest                 8,800 Yen        Survival Vest             9,400 Yen
 Austere Haori             12,200 Yen        Cosmic Undies            12,800 Yen
 Breeze Scarf               8,600 Yen        E-Collar                 11,800 Yen
 Robust Apron               9,000 Yen        Lady's Dress             12,600 Yen
 
 Army Vest                 12,400 Yen        Camo Collar              12,000 Yen
 Athletic Shirt            13,000 Yen        Water Crown              16,200 Yen
 Reckless Vest             17,000 Yen        Power Camisole           12,800 Yen
 Saint's Tunic             17,600 Yen        Glaring Cape             17,200 Yen
 
 Papal Robes               17,800 Yen        ID Collar                17,200 Yen
 Plate Vest                18,600 Yen        Sparkly Collar           22,200 Yen
 Hope Shirt                23,200 Yen        Elysian Robe             18,200 Yen
 Retention Vest            24,000 Yen        Dogwatch Kimono          23,600 Yen
 
 Brigandine                23,800 Yen        Memorial Collar          23,000 Yen
 Gigas Vest                24,800 Yen        Rubber Scarf             28,200 Yen
 Dieting Wrap              29,400 Yen        Spiked Bra               24,600 Yen
 Mythril Vest              30,600 Yen        Maillot                  30,000 Yen
 
 
                              -$-   ACCESSORY   -$-
                              ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 Chakra Choker              5,000 Yen        Breath Sash               3,000 Yen
 Rubber Gloves                800 Yen        Hot Water Pouch           1,000 Yen
 Wood Clappers              1,200 Yen        Lucky Charm               3,000 Yen
 
 Army Socks                 3,000 Yen        Strength Belt             3,000 Yen
 Magic Amulet               3,000 Yen        Power Anklet              3,000 Yen
 Stamina Sash               6,000 Yen        Wind Mask                10,000 Yen
 
 Elec Mask                 10,000 Yen        Ice Mask                 10,000 Yen
 Fire Mask                 10,000 Yen        Notebook                  1,500 Yen
 Shield Goggles             2,400 Yen        Brain Guard               6,000 Yen
 
 Mind Choker               10,000 Yen        Protect Mask             15,000 Yen
 Hamaya Mask               15,000 Yen        Psychic Mask             15,000 Yen
 Heat Mask                 15,000 Yen        Spirit Belt              30,000 Yen
 
 Knight Crest             100,000 Yen
 
 
 (-NOTE-) Here, I only bought weapon upgrades for Makoto, Ryuji and Yusuke,
          as they are my main team. I was good on armor from buying and
          washing it earlier, but upgrade that here too if you didn't do
          that as well. Finally, note the new accessories. The Knight's Crest
          item isn't worth it.
          

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 And now the CLINIC:

 
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                               -$-   Items   -$-
                               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 Recov-R: 50mg                400 Yen        Alert Capsule               400 Yen
 Recov-R: 100mg               800 Yen        Revivadrin                  900 Yen
 Nohar-M                      250 Yen        Healing IV                  900 Yen
 Relax Gel                    450 Yen        Takemedic                 1,700 Yen
 
 Takemedic-All                950 Yen        Kajaclear-R               1,900 Yen
 Takemedic-All V            1,800 Yen        Kundaclear-R              1,900 Yen
 Takemedic-All Z            4,200 Yen        Life Ointment             3,200 Yen
 Rejuvenating IV            1,800 Yen
 
 Magic Ointment             4,000 Yen        Physical Ointment         4,000 Yen
 Homunculus                60,000 Yen        Reviv-All                50,000 Yen
 Renew-All                250,000 Yen


                             -$-   Accessories   -$-
                             ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 Regen Patch 1             15,000 Yen        SP Adhesive 1            20,000 Yen
 Regen Patch 2             30,000 Yen        SP Adhesive 2            40,000 Yen
 Regen Patch 3             45,000 Yen        SP Adhesive 3            50,000 Yen
 Hot Compress              10,000 Yen        Grudge Gauze             10,000 Yen
 Thought Gauze             10,000 Yen
 
 
 (-NOTE-) THESE are the prices with the RANK 7 DISCOUNT in effect. Much better
          as you can tell. Note the new REVIVE items above as well... a product
          of being RANK 10 with Takemi. They are SPENDY... but worth it. I did
          NOT buy any this time though (poor from weapon/armor upgrades).
          

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 OK, time for the PALACE NOW. You got a message about it, so accept it to
meet up with the team and head out!


 OKUMURA PALACE
 --------------
 
 We'll get a couple of objectives here:
 
 
 o OBJECTIVE: Steal Okumura's Heart
 
  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Open the biometric door
  
 
 SIDE ENTRANCE
 -------------

 Just a note: you CANNOT use Haru here yet. Morgana forbids it if you try,
saying her PERSONA is too weak. Well... bah. Move forward here and hit the
center lever to continue.

 
 (-NOTE-) Be sure to bring along someone who can hit EVERYONE with FIRE.
          Whether it be your main character or Ann, just make sure you can
          hit everything with fire if needed.
          

 (-NOTE-) Haru is OK in this palace, as MANY things are weak to PSYCHIC.
          You will also want someone with hit-all ICE abilities and someone
          with BLESS abilities. Preferably hit-all, if you can.

 (-NOTE-) Make SURE you capture a "Lilim" during this Palace Run. It will
          help out for the STRENGTH CONFIDANT later on. It appears near the
          end of the Palace. Keep your eyes open!
          

 FACILITY PASSAGEWAY
 -------------------

 Attack the enemy here for your first taste of combat in the palace. Be sure
to refer to the box BELOW for Persona Weaknesses and a Negotiation guide!
 
 

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 (-NOTE-) 777: Lots of ? marks this time. If you guys can help me fill them
               out I would appreciate it! Many thanks!
               

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|/\| OKUMURA PALACE - PERSONA NEGOTIATION GUIDE |                            __
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|/\| Negotiating with the different enemies and gaining new PERSONAS is     |/\|
|\/| vital to survival. Reference this list when you are trying to gain     |\/|
|/\| a new PERSONA for a MUCH easier time.                                  |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| We'll go through each PERSONA here below, using their real names:      |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/| o ARAHABAKI (Awakened God - Gloomy)                                    |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   WEAK TO: NUKE, PSYCHIC                                               |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   TALK: "I'm here to find myself" / "I'm not sleepy yet"               |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| o DECARABIA (Vicious Pentagram - Gloomy)                               |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   WEAK TO: PHYSICAL                                                    |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   TALK: "I don't care" / "???"                                         |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| o BLACK OOZE (Pulsing Mud - Irritable)                                 |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   WEAK TO: BLESS, LIGHTNING, PSYCHIC                                   |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   TALK: "I feel great" / "???"                                         |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/| o GIRIMEHKALA (Rebellious Elephant - Gloomy)                           |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   WEAK TO: BLESS                                                       |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   TALK:  "???" / "???"                                                 |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| o MOTHMAN (Vampire Moth - Timid)                                       |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   WEAK TO: GUN                                                         |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   TALK: "I never tell lies" / "I have homework tonight"                |/\|
|\/|         "I want to get stronger"                                       |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| o BELPHEGOR (Demon on Toilet - Irritable)                              |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   WEAK TO: FIRE                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   TALK: "???" / "???"                                                  |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/| o LILIM (Floating Devil - Gloomy)                                      |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   WEAK TO: GUN, WIND, BLESS                                            |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|   TALK: "???" / "???"                                                  |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| o MITHRAS (Dark Sun - Gloomy)                                          |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   WEAK TO: PSYCHIC                                                     |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   TALK: "A deal with the enemy?" / "It doesn't matter"                 |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| o KAIWAN (Star-Faced Enemy)                                            |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   WEAK TO: NUKE                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   TALK: "???" / "???"                                                  |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| o SCATHACH (The Shadowed One - Upbeat)                                 |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   WEAK TO: Critical                                                    |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   TALK: "Is that reverse psychology?" / "I'm always so busy there"     |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\| o KOH-I-NOOR (TREASURE DEMON)                                          |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   WEAK TO: CRITICAL (Lucky/Miracle Puncy)                              |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|   TALK: N/A                                                            |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
|/\|                                                                        |/\|
|\/|                                                                        |\/|
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 FACILITY PASSAGEWAY
 -------------------
 
 Picking up where we left off, head into the left hallway like last time and
follow it forward, going into the next room and fighting the two enemies you
find in the hallway here (the robots look pretty cool, right?). Head into the
room with the Biometric Door and take out the enemy. There should also be a
[_STORAGE CAPSULE_] in the left corner. Now, be sure to HEAL UP and interact
with the door to watch a few scenes.


 As you may have guessed, we are going to fight a MINI BOSS here:


 MINI BOSS: HARU'S FIANCE
 
  This boss comes with two "Corporobo MDL-WKR" and we have Haru with us for
 this fight. As you may have guessed, her strength is indeed the robot's
 weakness, so use her PSYCHIC abilities to put the big robot down. For the
 smaller robots, use FIRE skills and you can go all-out on everyone, but
 between your main character's psychic attacks and Haru's, you are in a good
 spot for this fight.
 
 
 After the fight, note that you can go and re-kill the enemies from before
(or capture them... like I did... oh but you have the guide up above huh?).
There's also a CHEST here with some [_MAGIC OINTMENT_]. Nab it and interact
with the elevator to continue.


 Head forward in the new area and you'll get a short scene. This place does
indeed look HUGE. After the scene, we'll get a new objective as Morgana smells
treasure...


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Head for the central building
 
 
 BEFORE you go left or right, go forward and check out the little cubbies on
each side for a [_STORAGE CAPSULE x2_], one on each side. Go into the LEFT
door now (left from where you entered) for an enemy and a CHEST. This one has
a [_DRUID AMULET_] in it, which raises magic power. Enter the next door now
for your first SAFE ROOM:


 o FAST TRAVEL UNLOCKED: FACILITY PASSAGEWAY


 Head out once you are ready and continue forward (or the right door now).
There is an enemy in here. Take them out and nab the [_STORAGE CAPSULE_] from
the left. The door up ahead is locked, so we'll have to find a way around. Use
the ledge nearby and jump up, going through the vent.

 Drop down and ambush the enemy. Follow the path until you get to the small
pathway (the one with the vent in the middle) and check to the right for some
"Terminal Controls". Doing so gives you a few scenes and a [_SPACEPORT MAP_].
We've got three areas to go through, it seems. Fun.

 Continue on and you'll come to another vent. Go through it and the door that
blocked us is open now, letting us go north. Head onward and go RIGHT before
you hit the button in the next room. Examine the door for a scene and you'll
get a new objective:


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Obtain the Chief Director's ID
 
 
 Head back now for another scene. We'll see a bunch of robots marching out.
Let's head to where they came from. Hit the button and take the elevator to
a new area.


 BARRACKS
 --------

 Head north for another scene. We see a BUNCH of working robots and the team
surmises they have the info we need. We need to get it from them, stealthily:


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Stealthily obtain intel
 
 
 Head forward now, after the robots. Before you get TOO far into the room,
look to the bottom left and right corners for [_STORAGE CAPSULE x2_], one in
each corner. Now sneak forward down the middle for a scene.

 We have to sneak up on each robot for info. Do so but don't go TOO close to
them or else you'll get caught. We only really learn one thing here though:
the CHIEF CLERK likes sweets. Well, we have to start somewhere.

 Head down the middle hallway going RIGHT now and kill the enemy that is
patrolling over here. From there, go SOUTH first. This area is devoid of any
enemies, but has a [_STORAGE CAPSULE_]. The door here needs an ID card, so we
can't open it right now.

 Head NORTH and to the room on the RIGHT to find a SAFE ROOM here:


 o FAST TRAVEL UNLOCKED: BARRACKS


 Heal up and SAVE, then head north some more. Fight the enemy here (which is
likely harder than normal) and check for a [_STORAGE CAPSULE_] to the north,
then head west. Continue north and we'll get a scene...

 Well, there really are multiple people here. This is why we need info: the
game is forcing us to pick the right "Chief Clerk". Or... or we can just defeat
them both. Hahaha.

 SO... I'll prepare you for both outcomes. FIRST, if you do want to talk to
them, you ohave to choose the right thing to say otherwise you are FORCED to
fight. What you should say to NOT fight is "We're Salesmen" and then "We have
sweets". You can choose to fight or flee after that.


 The MINI BOSS to the north here isn't the right one... but if you defeat him
you can access the [_STORAGE CAPSULE_] to the north. Plus we need to fight one
eventually, so let's go over his boss fight.
 
 
 MINI BOSS: CORPOROBO MDL-? (RED)
 
  This guy comes with two "Corporobo MDL-WKR", who as you know are WEAK to
 FIRE. The Red Robot (we're going to identify them by colors... you'll see
 why in a bit) is weak to NUKE. Fairly easy to take out, but try to get them
 all down, otherwise the smaller robots will fully heal the "boss".
 
 
 NOW, if you want to single them out the right way, what you need to do is
head RIGHT. The next northern room has more robots in it that you can listen
in on. You'll learn the chief eats his sweets when he's STRESSED. Now, to the
east is another CHIEF. He is the correct choice, so use what you know up above
to take him out.

 
 After you beat him, you will get the [_CHIEF CLERK ID_]. Not bad.
 
 
 Sweet. Now, after you take him out you'll get a scene about a SHIFT CHANGE.
Out go the red robots, in come BLUE robots. We have to do the same thing as
last time, but in a bigger area. These blue robots are also the "Section Chief"
by the way.


 First things first: head back east and NORTH, then unlock the door here with
the Clerk ID. This leads to a new area. Head through the door and take out the
enemy here, then get the [_STORAGE CAPSULE_] on the left as well as the CHEST
to the north, which has a [_MODEL GUN_] in it.

 Head down the right hallway now and take out the enemy. The far right room
has more robot employees in it. Go listen to them for a hint: the section
chief likes to say "This is for your Own Good". He also apparently likes to
YELL at people. Don't forget to nab the [_STORAGE CAPSULE_] in the corner here.

 Now to the south is a north and a south room that each have a Section Chief
in it. For now, bypass the northern room and head east, nabbing a [_STORAGE
CAPSULE_] to the north, then killing the enemy patrolling to the south. We've
now cleared the path to both bosses. The door to the south is locked with the
Section Chief ID by the way.


 (-NOTE-) In order to get through the TALKS with the Section Chief, stick
          to saing "Sorry" and "The Chief Director". Also, keep in mind
          that you can use the BOSS INFO BOX down below to fight the wrong
          one easily for some treasure.

 
 Now, you need to look for the Section Chief. By the way, you can get more
hints by talking to the previous robot-working rooms (but it also respawns
the enemies in the previous area). Once you are ready, head to the area with
the MINI BOSSES that are to the north and south to look for the Section Chief.
He is the one that will talk in ALL caps as well as say "This is for your Own
Good" AND "Private Talks Are Prohibited". He should be the TOP one (although
it could very well be random).

 
 MINI BOSS: CORPOROBO MDL-? (BLUE)
 
  Another "boss figth". This guy comes with THREE "Corporobo MDL-WKR" robots
 which you can down all at one with a hit-all fire attack. As for the big blue
 guy, you want to use WIND on him. From there you should be able to go all out
 on everyone and take them out.
 
 
 Once you get the right boss, you will get the [_SECTION CHIEF ID_]. Don't
forget to nab the [_STORAGE CAPSULE_] nearby. We'll get another scene here
with another SHIFT CHANGE, this time a larger GREEN ROBOT will come out and
take the place of all the MINI BOSSES. This is actually the CHIEF DIRECTOR,
just so you know.


 Now that we have the SECTION CHIEF ID, head to the southern door and use
it to open  up the rest of the floor. We've got access to everywhere now.
Kill the enemy you find once you enter the new area and nab the [_STORAGE
CAPSULE_] nearby, then head west. If you check out the map, you'll see there
are new MINI BOSSES to the left and right here.


 All the way west is a worker room. Nab the [_STORAGE CAPSULE_] in the corner
here and spy on the workers. The biggest note here is that to GET to the back
LEFT worker, you need to head to the LEFT just before the crate, sneaking up
north by the console until you can hear him. Now to get the info you need, you
will need to go back to the previous robot worker rooms to get the info on
knowing which robot is real. The robots will tell you the Chief always calls
the company the "Best of the Best", likes to say "Grahahaha" and finally likes
to talk about "When he was Young".

 
 (-NOTE-) There are two more GREEN Mini Boss enemies in the previous areas
          as well, just FYI. In order to talk to them, pick "Let's Talk for
          a bit" and then "Let's discuss the past".
          
          
 The real choice is in the new area however, and should be in the WEST ROOM.
You will need to go take him out.


 MINI BOSS: CORPOROBO MDL-? (GREEN)

  Wow, this boss is much bigger than the last two. He's like a palette swap
 of the Fiance Boss. This includes his weakness to PSYCHIC attacks, so be
 sure to take him down. He's got FOUR "Corporobo MDL-WKR" enemies with him
 as well, so hit them with fire and go all out on everyone to take him out.
 
 
 Once you take them out, you'll get the [_CHIEF DIRECTOR ID_]. Be sure to
get the [_STORAGE CAPSULE_] here as well. Also, note that the other room to
the east also has a [_STORAGE CAPSULE_], so be sure to go grab that as well.
The door to the west has can be unlocked now, and leads back to the entrance
of this area. Use it to head back to the elevator and head down back to the
facility passageway.
 

 FACILITY PASSAGEWAY
 -------------------
 
 Head to the northeast now and use the Chief Director's ID card on the door.
Yes, it opens! We get a little scene here. Use the lift after that and then
head north. Check the right here for a [_STORAGE CAPSULE_] and then head
onward to a door and new area.


 FACILITY SURROUNDINGS
 ---------------------
 
 Head forward here and we'll get a scene. Seems like we're close. Huh. Well,
hit the left lever here and we'll head across the gap, right to a enemy on a
platform. Kill them off and grab the nearby CHEST for a [_RASETSU OFUDA_].
To the south is also a SAFE ROOM:


 o FAST TRAVEL UNLOCKED: SURROUNDINGS
 
 
 Heal and save up as needed, then head back. We have an objective here:
 
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Infiltrate the Factory
 
 
 That may have showed up early. Just noticing it now though. We need to head
north now, jumping from platform to platform. Kill the first enemy you see,
jumping over to them when they aren't looking. You'll have to climb up soon,
but once you get to the narrow area, look for a [_STORAGE CAPSULE_] you can
loot before continuing.
 

 Keep heading east, taking out the enemies. Along the way the path will go
northeast, but there is one more saucer to the east with a [_STORAGE CAPSULE_]
on it, so nab it nad continue following the path, killing the enemies along
the way. Nab the CHEST you find for some [_SPYWARE-LADEN GEAR_] and head
north. Kill the enemy along the way and STOP. To the RIGHT is an area you can
jump down to for a [_STORAGE CAPSULE_]. Get it and head left, jumping down to
a scene and then fighting another enemy before finally heading north and into
a new area.


 EXPORT LINE
 -----------
 
 We are getting closer!
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Pursue the Treasure
 
 Head inside and then head up the ramp to the left and you'll spot a CHEST
in the distance. Use the pipes up here to get to it for a [_BLACK KOGATNA_]
that we can use for crafting, then jump down and go south to find another
SAFE ROOM.
 
 
 o FAST TRAVEL UNLOCKED: EXPORT LINE
 
 
 Sweet. Heal up and SAVE here. Head to the right now for a scene. You'll get
a good view of the factory here. Let's head inside. The door is just to the
right. Head in and to the north are two enemies. Take them both out. Note the
bridge to the left, but first check PAST the big box by the bridge to find a
hidden [_STORAGE CAPSULE_]. Cross the bridge now. Look around over here for
[_STORAGE CAPSULE x2_], one hiding by another big box and another to the south
by the "Crane Arm Control" panel, which we can't interact with. Yet... just
keep it in mind.

 
 Go back now and continue north. Watch the scene when it happens. Go figure,
right?! We were close too, apparently. Head back now and interact with that
crane consol. Tell it to go at "3x" speed and it'll break. Ha! Go use the
crane arm to get across the gap.

 Once you cross the gap you can fight the enemy to the south, although that
end is a dead end. You want to head north, past the blocks and kill the enemy
up here, but look to the LEFT once you leave the blocks for a (pretty well
hidden) [_STORAGE CAPSULE_]. Now, head left and up into the rooms here. There
are two enemies patrolling around, but once you enter look to the left wall for
a [_STORAGE CAPSULE_]. Kill off both enemies and then interact with the PURPLE
crane console here. No speed choices, but you can set it up to break the purple
crane to make another pathway.

 Head back outside and use the purple crane arm to go back east. Take out the
enemy here (jump down when he's not paying attention) and then check out the
LOCKED CHEST. Use a lockpick (you should have a few) and you'll get a [_BEAD_],
an [_EMERALD_] and a [_FURY BLADE_]. Sweet. Interact with the Yellow Console
now and speed up the crane arm. It will break soon, making another pathway.
Head back to the rooms on the left and use the crane arm to get to the door,
nabbing a [_STORAGE CAPSULE_] on the way.


 PRODUCTION LINE
 ---------------
 
 Well... we're at the production line. Ha. After the dialog, go ahead and nab
the [_STORAGE CONSOLE_] on the left and then kill the enemy patrolling to the
right, using the boxes to ambush them. Continue forward and you'll see we are
forced to go NORTH.

 You'll get a scene up here. The hydraulic presses need to be stopped, and we
have a console to do so. BEFORE you do that though, head SOUTH and take out
the enemies to the west (there should be two of them). There's also another
[_STORAGE CAPSULE_] at the end. Good, now that the path is cleared, go back
to the console and set it for LUNCH.

 We now have 30 SECONDS to move. Go south and ALL THE WAY to the WEST, using
third eye to see where to jump onto the furthest press and you'll run past it.
Kill the enemy you find and then nab the [_STORAGE CAPSULE_] and the CHEST here
for some [_FRAGMENTED ARMOR_]. Use the control panel here for a scene. Turns
out that "Lunch" is the only right answer! Hahaha! Use it and run to the RIGHT,
using Third Eye to jump past the press on the right.

 We'll get into another battle here. Nab the [_STORAGE CAPSULE_] after the
fight and check the console down the slope. It controls the PURPLE PRESS
which we need. Use it and quickly run to the purple press to continue on.
You'll have to fight two more enemies in this area, but you'll get another
[_STORAGE CAPSULE_] and can continue on to the next area via the door to the
north.


 DISPOSAL LINE
 -------------
 
 Well, new area. We get some dialog here. After that, head down the slope
to the left and left to the room, which is a SAFE ROOM. Yay!
 
 
 o FAST TRAVEL UNLOCKED: DISPOSAL LINE
 
  
 Go ahead and enter, save, rest, etc... Just be sure to save, as you never
know what will happen! Exit now and continue to the west. You'll find another
[_STORAGE CAPSULE_] down below. Nab it and go left and use the console to
break the crane arm. Use it to continue on to the west, going past the blocks
and killing the two enemies you find. Also, note that there is a [_STORAGE
CAPSULE_] JUST past the black blocks to the right (trying to hide) and another
[_STORAGE CAPSULE_] at the end of the walkway.

 Up on the bridge now you'll get a scene about the robots doing workers and
get some dialog with the team. Use the console nearby and note the LASERS to
the robots. What you need to do is RUN back to the crane arm, cross it, and
go to the RIGHT to get past the Hydraulic Press.

 Once you've done that, look to the east and you'll see that you can jump
over to a small area  with a LOCKED CHEST. You'll get the [_NO MERCY_] gun
for Ann, a [_BALM OF LIFE_] and an [_OPAL_]. Head back and across the bridge
nearby, killing the two enemies down here (careful - one of them goes near
the bridge). To the right is a [_STORAGE CAPSULE_] and a console. Use it to
destroy the crane nearby and we can continue on.

 Once you go past the crane, look to the right for a [_STORAGE CAPSULE_] in
the corner, then continue to the left (left of the crane) and destroy the two
enemies in this area. Once you've done that head east and in the right corner
is a [_STORAGE CAPSULE_], then north to a CHEST with some [_SHIELD GOGGLES_].
These help you resist the "Dizzy" status.


 (-NOTE-) Make sure you have someone who can use a "Hit All" ice move, as
          it will help out a ton coming up. Use Yusuke if you need to!
          

 Head back and interact with the yellow console (the checkmark nearby). You
can shut off the YELLOW Press from here. Run back to the destroyed crane,
cross it, and look to the left to cross the yellow press.


 This takes us directly to the worker robots. We have NO CHOICE but to fight
them. Run up to them to fight. We will need to take on FIVE "Corporobo MDL-CH"
enemies here... three times in a row. Crazy, yes, but they are ALL weak to
ICE attacks, so use that (hopefully you saw the note above) and then an all
out attack to take them all out easily. Time and time again! Hahaha.


 Once they are dead, continue on to the door and we'll be in a new area.
 
 
 CENTRAL FACTORY
 ---------------
 
 Head forward here and look to the LEFT for a [_STORAGE CAPSULE_]. You'll get
a scene as you go forward... air locks!? Oh wow. We... we have to go to space?
Well, before that, let's visit the room to the south for a SAFE ROOM.

 
 o FAST TRAVEL UNLOCKED: CENTRAL FACTORY

 
 Go ahead and SAVE and heal up. Head out now and go to the left, entering
the left room for a CHEST with a [_PARAPSY RING_]. This does medium reduction
of pshychic damage. Head back and use the airlock now... yeah. Well, that was
fun. There are [_STORAGE CAPUSLE x2_] in the area we end up in by the way, one
to the left, one to the right. Use the elevator in the middle to continue.


 TRANSFER LINE
 -------------
 
 OK, so we're going to have to do some more space jumping. Fun. First, grab
the [_STORAGE CAPSULE_] hear and then head through the portal to the north
and you'll get a scene. Seems like some portals are open and some are closed.
The north one is closed, so go through the right one now.

 We'll be in a "control room" here. There's [_STORAGE CAPSULE x2_] here, one
in front of you and one to the left. There's also switches here. Examine them
for a scene and then turn on the OMEGA one.


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Use the airlocks to proceed
 

 Head to the north portal now and use it. There's an enemy here, so be ready
to fight (there's a whole new group of enemies), and note that there is once
again [_STORAGE CAPSULE x2_] in here: one by the cubby and another at the end.
Make sure the OMEGA door is still active and to east, taking the portal at the
end here south.

 They drop us off BETWEEN two enemies here. Quickly look and see which one is
moving away from you and ambush them, then you can kill off the other one.
After that, note the SWITCHES to the right. Use them to turn on the ALPHA
portal and then go west, getting a [_STORAGE CAPSULE_] in the corner, then
using the nearby airlock to the north. Nab the [_STORAGE CAPUSLE_] here and
hit the (red) ALPHA lever you find. This is key to getting through this area!


 Head back now and EAST to the switches. Turn on the OMEGA one and go all the
way to the WEST, using the portal over here to go north to an area we've been
to before. Use the switches here and turn on the ALPHA switch (it is blue) and
go WEST through the portal, then NORTH into the portal that stopped us earlier
in this area. We can get on the lift and move on to the next area.


 Bah, looks like more portals. More importantly there is a SAFE ROOM nearby
to the south. Enter and save (all that fun stuff).
 
 
 o FAST TRAVEL UNLOCKED: TRANSFER LINE

 
 Head out and use the alpha portal to go north. Our goal is the red ALPHA
door to the left, but its inactive. We can only go east. Do so and we've got
some enemies to kill in here. There's also [_STORAGE CAPSULE x2_] in this area:
one to the north and one to the south. Nab them both and kill both enemies in
this area.

 Once that is done, note the levers to the north, but leave them alone. Head
to the south now and use the GREEN ALPHA door which should already be lit up.
You're way back will be shut when you take this trip though. A couple of
times actually, until you end up to the east in a long hallway. There's an
enemy here that's patrolling, but he WILL NOT come up to the door you came
from, so you should be safe. Ambush him when you're ready.

 The only door we can access here is to the far east. Use it to go north
and we'll be FORCED to go west. We'll go east two room until we get to a
console. Hit the BLUE OMEGA here and we can go back south. DO so and go east
a bit, going back NORTH to the middle area, then EAST again to the far east
area, where we can NOW go NORTH. It is... very confusing...


 In here, nab the [_STORAGE CAPSULE_] and note the levers to the right. Make
sure the light is on the BLUE OMEGA and then go north through the ORANGE OMEGA
door. Kill the enemy here and nab the [_STORAGE CAPSULE_] here, then hit the
RED ALPHA lever, which once again is the key to this puzzle.

 We'll need to go SOUTH through the green door to continue. But thanks to
having the BLUE ALPHA door on we can escape. Kill the enemy here first of
course and then find the [_STORAGE CAPSULE x2_] in the area. After nabbing
those, head south through the Blue Omega door.

 
 We are semi-rewarded here with a CHEST. Open it for a [_BEAD_] and follow
the path, eventually we'll wind up near the start but can actually go west
to the ELEVATOR and exit this area. Thank god!


 WEAPON PRODUCTION
 -----------------
 
 We'll get some dialog here as the team looks around. We're in the "Weapon
Production" area now. Fun. Continue to the right when you can but look to
the left for a [_STORAGE CAPSULE_]. There's a SAFE ROOM nearby, but go to
the RIGHT of it first to find a LOCKED CHEST down a slope. Open it up for a
[_HERO EYEPATCH_], a [_PHYSICAL OINTMENT_] and a [_MAGIC OINTMENT_]. Fun. Go
to the SAFE ROOM and save/heal now.

 
 o FAST TRAVEL UNLOCKED: WEAPON PRODUCTION
 
 
 Head out now and continue on. There's a BIG AREA here. First time I saw it,
I told myself this is where the boss fight would be. Heh. There's a [_STORAGE
CAPSULE_] to the left too. Head north for a scene as we'll find the TREASURE!
About time, right? We'll look into the mental collapses once we steal his
heart, like the team decides.


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Sending the Calling Card
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Leave the Palace
 
 
 BEFORE you go though, note you can use the ramp to the right of the treasure
and go up it, finding a [_STORAGE CAPSULE_] over there. The map to the left
is an area we can't reach, so don't worry about it.


 Well, that's all we have to do. For now, make sure you return to the "Side
Entrance" and have these Persona Types on you:
 
 
 o EMPRESS
 o HIEROPHANT
 o HERMIT
 o TOWER
 o STAR
 o HANGED

 
 And as we leave, here's our INFILTRATION LOG for the Spaceport:
 

 INFILTRATION LOG:
 -----------------
 
 o Opened the biometric door            o Found a Safe Room
 
 o Obtained the spaceport map           o Found a Safe Room
 
 o Bested the Chief Clerk Robot         o Bested the Section Chief Robot

 o Bested the Chief Director Robot      o Opened the rank door
 
 o Found a Safe Room                    o Infiltrated the central factory

 o Found a Safe Room                    o Got past the export line

 o Got past the production line         o Found a Safe Room

 o Got past the disposal line           o Found a Safe Room

 o Found a Safe Room                    o Got past the transfer area
 
 o Infiltrated weapon production        o Found a Safe Room
 
 o Secured a route to the Treasure


 We will be back at Leblanc's afterward.
 
 
 IMPORTANT: Use the YELLOW PHONE at the bar to call over Sadayo and ask for
            a MASSAGE. This will give us free time for our evening.
            
            
 So, with that free time, head on over to the CHURCH and visit HIFUMI.
 
 
 (-NOTE-) You need RANK 5 KNOWLEDGE (Erudite) to progress onward with
          Hifumi at this point. If you've been following this guide, this
          isn't a problem for you.
 
 
 Hang out with Hifumi, who will share her mom's "plan" with her. Ask "What
do you mean" and then you'll hear the strategy good ol' mom has. Tell her
"That won't work". After that just listen to Hifumi and when you can, ask
for her mother's name. "Mitsuyo Togo". 


 o REQUEST RECEIVED: Upstaging the Stage Mother
 
 
 And that's all for today! Very good job everyone! It was long and difficult
but you powered through!
 

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 ----------------------------

 We actually get a seat on the train today! Let's continue our reading of
"Master Swordsman":
 
  
 o BOOK PROGRESS: MASTER SWORDSMAN (COMPLETE!)
 
 
 We will get [_GUTS +3_] for finishing this book. Still not leveled up to
LEVEL 5, but we are EXTREMELY close! We also get a question in class today:

 
 o QUESTION: This device made mass executions possible. You know what it's
             called, yes?
 
 o ANSWER: A guillotine.
 
 
 Well, that was easy. We'll get [_KNOWLEDGE +1_] like normal for the right
answer. We'll get two texts once we're done with school today. One for Shinya
who wants to hang out and another about the calling card.

 We have a few days before we NEED to send the calling card, so go spend some
time with Shinya for now. We'll meet him at the arcade.

 He will want to discuss the fight he had. Tell him "It was pretty weird"
and then once he tells you his plans "I'm sure you can do it". He'll go on
at this point for awhile, giving you a glimpse into his home life, but when
it comes up pick "You need a new strategy". Heh. A big brother, huh? That's
kinda cute. Our rank up will come next:



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 Not a bad skill! We'll get [_KINDNESS +3_] at this point, which is a nice
boost, if you still need it.


 For our night-time activity, we'll get a text from Chihaya. Go ahead and
accept it, as we're about to hit Rank 10. WHEEE!


 Chihaya will report on the members of the scheme. Tell her "You've changed"
for some points and pick whatever answer you wish for the second choice. She
will read a fortune and share her convictions with us. Tell her "I support you"
here for good points.

 Chihaya will then share that she read... OUR identity. Hehe. Pick whatever
options you wish from here on out as she shares her belief in us and promises
to always be our side. Thank you, Chihaya...



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 |  CONFIDENT: FORTUNE TELLER                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |  FORTUNE ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 10)                                         |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: SPECIAL FATE READING                                         |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Provides a preview of all abilities for a  Confidant         |
 |               of your choice.                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 (-NOTE-) You can now fuse LAKSHMI, the most powerful Persona of the WHEEL
          OF FORTUNE Arcana.


 That's all for today, but that's another RANK 10 maxed confidant. Not too
shabby, if I do say so myself!


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 OCTOBER 7TH (FRIDAY 10/07)
 --------------------------

 We'll be done with school automatically today. That was fast! No texts
either, huh? Oh man... we're running out of people to hang out with!


 Today, I went out to Akihabara and bought some video games:
 

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(   - SUPER BARON -   )________________________________________________________
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                               -$-   GAMES   -$-
                               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
                               
 Power Intuition            5,300 Yen        Golfer Sarutahiko         5,600 Yen

 
 
 (-NOTE-) Go ahead and buy them both. Only two more games. Bah, the selection
          sure is bad! Bah!
          
          

                                                          .———————————————————.
 ________________________________________________________(   - SUPER BARON -   )
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 After that, I went to the LIBRARY and read "Ghost Encounters":
 
 
 o BOOK PROGRESS: GHOST ENCOUNTERS (1/2 TABS)
 
 
 We'll be back at Leblanc's after that. Tonight is a good night to go hang
out with Mishima. He's over at Akihabara, so head out there and choose to
hang out with him.

 We'll go and meet Akiyama. Wow... he's getting roughed up. Ha. Well, this
is interesting. Pick "I'm not leaving" when you can. Yuuki really tries a
gambit here. Tell him to "Believe in yourself" and it'll work. Wow... after
that, say "Wait, that was all an act?" and he'll be pretty  happy about it.
Hah. Best I've ever seen this kid... We'll get our rank up soon:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: YUUKI MISHIMA                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  MOON ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 8)                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 Well, Mishima is getting close to maxing out too, huh? Nice. That's it for
today, so onto the 8th we go!
 

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 OCTOBER 8TH (SATURDAY 10/08)
 ----------------------------

 We get a group text in school today. Another reminder to send out the
calling card. We'll get THREE texts today. Crazy. One is about the Palace,
the next is about Shinya, and the third is about Mishima. Be SURE to read
the Mishima one for a request:


 o REQUEST RECEIVED: Man of Many Faces and Debts
 
 
 Go ahead and accept Shinya's invitation and hang out with him.
 
 
 We'll meet him at the arcade here, where he'll state the games are on him
today. Say "If you insist" and afterwards you'll find out why. Heh. Sounds
like he's being a jerk. Tell him "You're acting like one" when the other
kids leave and then he'll change his mindset.

 Tell him "I believe in you" after that and then "Not at all". Our brotherly
affection will shine through after that. Good kid.



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: SKILLED GAMER                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  TOWER ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 6)                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: CHEAP SHOT                                                   |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Decreases the total number of bullets used to carry          |
 |               out a Down Shot.                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 We'll get [_KINDNESS +3_] as well. Very nice.
 
 We'll be back at Leblanc's after that. Tonight, I'm going to get some more
reading in, and continue the "Ghost Encounters" book:


 o BOOK PROGRESS: GHOST ENCOUNTERS (COMPLETE!)
 
 
 This will reward us [_GUTS +3_], but we STILL don't have enough. OK, that's
OK, we have a special thing we can do tomorrow to FINALLY polish our stats
off once and for all.

 But that's the night for us. Mishima will TRY to invite us out tonight, but
be sure to DECLINE. We MUST sent out the calling card after all...
 

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 OCTOBER 9TH (SUNDAY 10/09)
 --------------------------

 It is SUNDAY!
 
 No shopping on TV and the ol' plant is doing OK. The first thing I want to
do today is head to JINBOCHO, the Bookwork Paradise. Since we finished the
Master Swordsman, we can buy a new book:


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(   - NAGIURI BOOKSTORE -   )__________________________________________________
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                               -$-   BOOKS   -$-
                               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
                               
 Call Me Chief              8,000 Yen
 
 
 (-NOTE-) One book at a time is how this bookstore works! Let's go ahead
          and buy it!
          

                                                    .—————————————————————————.
 __________________________________________________(   - NAGIURI BOOKSTORE -   )
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 OK, after that, head to SHINJUKU and buy the FATE READING. Get the one for
"GUTS". Now, head to the Shibuya Underground Walkway. You can get the JUICE
here today, which is "Nasty Aojiru". Drink it to get [_GUTS +2_]. THIS should
be enough to push us to our next rank:
 
 
 o GUTS RANK UP! (GUTS RANK 5: LIONHEARTED)
 

(-NOTE-) You will get the "True Talent" Bronze Trophy for finally maxing
         out all your social stats. Just a bronze, Persona!? This feels
         like it should be a silver, to be quite honest!
 
(-NOTE-) During TOOL MAKING this evening, IF you need the Proficiency, be
         sure to SAVE and make tools until you get the +3 PROFICIENCY bonus!
         This is a good time to make up time in case you missed some stat
         bonus time earlier in the guide.
         
 
 OK, after that, go ahead and send out the CALLING CARD. After that, spend
the evening making tools. I made the Eternal Lockpick tonight, along with
elemental items (for finding enemy weaknesses). If you DO NOT have max
Proficiency yet, this is a good time to work on that, as the note above
mentions!


 The day will move on soon afterwards...

 
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 OCTOBER 10TH (MONDAY 10/10)
 ---------------------------
 
 OK, after school today we'll be on our way to Steal Okumura's Heart. Once
you get into the Spaceport Dungeon, pay attention to the notes below. These
should help out with the boss fight coming up.


 (-NOTE-) It's a good idea to make sure the party members you take to this
          boss encounter have the "Harisen Recovery" move. I recommend a party
          of Makoto, Ryuji and Yusuke (the hit-all ice and electricity are both
          helpful). Makoto should also have Mediarama for all of our healing
          moves. Be sure your main character has a hit-all fire move, a bless
          move, and psychic magic as well.
          
          Also note that you'll be hit with a lot of "Famine" type moves
          during the upcoming boss fight, which lowers your attack. Not a
          horrible idea to wear items that can negate that, but it's also a
          status ailment, so Harisen Recovery should take care of you most
          of the time. Bring someone with Amrita Shower as well.

 
 We also get some objectives here:
 
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Steal the materialized Treasure
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Head to Weapon Production
 
 
 (-NOTE-) This is our last time in the SPACEPORT, so be sure to get all of
          the enemies as Persona's and if you wish you can hunt for more
          items to steal. I didn't do much of that, honestly, and pretty
          much just went for the Treasure.
  
 
 WEAPON MAINTENANCE
 ------------------
 
 Head to the last Safe Room and we'll get a cut-scene as we approach the
Treasure. It seems a new area has opened up. Head to the right and follow
the path. We'll have to get into a couple of fights as we head along. There
may be a time limit here, but get the ambush opportunities, hit the enemy
weak spots, and hurry on.

 There should be two fights before you run head-first into a CHEST, so be
sure to stop and loot it for a [_BRIGANDINE_]. Keep on going after that,
fighting your way forward to the spaceship and then you'll soon get a
cut-scene.


 Enjoy all of the scenes here and soon we'll be fighting the boss of this
Palace!



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 |                ~ BOSS ENCOUNTER: KUNIKAZU MAMMON OKUMURA ~                 |
 |               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                |
 |                                                                            |
 |   Okumura is... not really our target thoughout this fight. He is more     |
 |  of a ruler than a threat it seems, and will instead send out his          |
 |  workers to fight you. Well, workers and management. This means you are    |
 |  going to see a steady onslaught of workers, with ever-increasing rank     |
 |  join the fight. The GOOD news is (Great, really...) that EACH rank has    |
 |  a weakness we can exploit! Bwahahaha! Well, all but the last one...       |
 |                                                                            |
 |   OH! We also have a 30 minute time limit! I almost forgot to mention      |
 |  that! Don't worry about it though: you should finish this battle in       |
 |  20 minutes or less fairly easily. Morgana WILL mention when you hit       |
 |  the 15 minute marker though. No reason for alarm!                         |
 |                                                                            |
 |   I'm going to list ALL of the workers below with their weaknesses, so     |
 |  you can easily get past them. Before that though, note that these         |
 |  workers can MIX with each other, so you may have to wait a bit to hit     |
 |  them all with their weakness if they get mixed up. Also note that there   |
 |  is NO ALL OUT ATTACK option in this fight. So it is often beneficial to   |
 |  simply hit enemies with their weakness AGAIN or BATON PASS to Yusuke      |
 |  and let him use "Rising Slash" to severely damage one target or "Heat     |
 |  Wave" to damage multiple targets. Now, let's list the MINION WORKERS      |
 |  you are going to be fighting down below:                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |   o Corporobo MDL-WKR   WEAK TO: FIRE                                      |
 |                                                                            |
 |   o Corporobo MDL-CH    WEAK TO: ICE                                       |
 |                                                                            |
 |   o Corporrobo MDL-AM   WEAK TO: LIGHTNING                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 |   o Corporobo MDL-DM    WEAK TO: BLESS                                     |
 |                                                                            |
 |   o Corporobo MDL-GM    WEAK TO: PSYCHIC                                   |
 |                                                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |   So, HALF OF THIS BOSS FIGHT is you fighting the above enemies. Not       |
 |  very hard at all. Use Makoto for healing duties and hit their various     |
 |  weaknesses when you can, using your ONE MORE to hit them again or pass    |
 |  to Ryuji/Yusuke for physical damage. BE SURE to heal up fully when the    |
 |  Corporobo MDL-GM comes out as we need to get ready for the SECOND HALF    |
 |  of this boss fight.                                                       |
 |                                                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |   The second half of this boss battle is against Okumura's "Right Hand     |
 |  Man"... a robot named "Execurobo MDL-ED". THIS is really the "Boss        |
 |  Battle" and will be our first real challenge.                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |   Okumura will help the giant robot out here with status buff or debuff    |
 |  moves, which is admittedly annoying. He will also start to use the        |
 |  two Famine Moves below (be sure to check all the moves below... note      |
 |  that these moves are only for "Execurobo" and Okumura). There is one      |
 |  move I want to point out: the BIG BANG ORDER!                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |   The BIG BANG ORDER is a command issued by Okumura to the robot. Once     |
 |  the robot receives it, you need to IMMEDIATELY heal. The robot will       |
 |  focus when its his turn (which is your cue to GUARD) and on the next      |
 |  turn the Execurobo will use "Big Bang Challenge". THIS is the SUPER       |
 |  move and can easily do 200+ damage even when you are guarding (so be      |
 |  SURE to guard).                                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |   That's all I really have to share. Execurobo is NOT WEAK to anything,    |
 |  so just keep hitting him with your best magic and strongest skills to     |
 |  whittle down his HP. Keep your HP up with Makoto and guard during the     |
 |  "Big Bang Challenge" and you'll pull out of this fight OK. Once the       |
 |  big robot is down... well... you know what to do. Enjoy...                |
 |                                                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |   BOSS MOVES:                                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 |   NOTE: This list only includes Okumura and "Execurobo MDL-ED".            |
 |                                                                            |
 | - Executive Punch: This is the big robot's main physical attack. He        |
 |   will target a single party member and punch them. This move isn't        |
 |   very threatening, so you really want to see it. Gives you a chance       |
 |   to heal everyone easily.                                                 |
 |                                                                            |
 | - Dekaja: This is one of Okumura's status debuff attacks. Dekaja will      |
 |   remove ALL status buffs from the party. Annoying for sure. I actually    |
 |   had this happen after Futaba gave me all of the buffs. One reason why    |
 |   its a good idea to just stick to putting Attack Up on Yusuke and stay    |
 |   away from buffing everyone.                                              |
 |                                                                            |
 | - Famine's Breath: This move is another one of Okumura's. It will put      |
 |   the "Hunger" status on one party member.  If your party members have     |
 |   "Harisen Recovery", there's a good chance you don't have to do anything  |
 |   to cure this. If not, use an item or Amrita Shower / Me Patra.           |
 |                                                                            |
 | - Famine's Scream: This move only really appears neat the end of the       |
 |   battle  and by Okumura. This is the same as "Famine's Breath", but it    |
 |   hits EVERYONE with Hunger. Hopefully it misses a few people, but if      |
 |   it doesn't, use items or Amrita Shower.                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 | - Tarunda: Another annoying move from Okumura. This is a debuff that       |
 |   will lower your attack for three turns. Either counter it or just        |
 |   let it ride.                                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 | - Rakunda: Another annoying status debuff from Okumura. This one puts      |
 |   defense down on someone for three turns. I recommend countering it       |
 |   as we don't need it messing with us, especially considering the move     |
 |   down below...                                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 | - Big Bang Order/Challenge: This is the "SUPER MOVE" for this boss fight.  |
 |   It starts out with Okumura giving the Big Bang Order to the robot and    |
 |   it will make the robot charge up. Heal up! Once the robot charges for    |
 |   a turn, it will use 'Big Bang Challenge" and cause extreme damage to     |
 |   everyone. This will do about 200 damage even when you guard, but you     |
 |   can definitely live through it, so be sure to guard with everyone and    |
 |   heal up with Mediarama afterwards!                                       |
 |                                                                            |
 |                                                                            |
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 There's plenty of scenes after this boss fight, so enjoy! We don't end up
learning an awful lot, but the plot does advance. The mysterious figure that
shows up afterwards should have you VERY concerned. Oh man...

 
 We'll be back at Leblanc's soon, talking with Morgana. Talking is bonding
after all, and soon we'll have a rank up (almost max!):
 


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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: MORGANA                                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 |  MAGICIAN ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 9)                                         |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: PROTECT                                                      |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance to shield Joker from an otherwise fatal attack.       |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 Sweet. We're almost at level 10 with Morgana. That's all for the day though.
We'll meet with Igor during our sleep, who warns us being near the peak may
mean a downfall is near (great...). We also get a scene with Morgana having a
Nightmare once again before the day advances...
 

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 OCTOBER 11TH (TUESDAY 10/11)
 ----------------------------

 We'll make plans with a group text before school. We'll soon have a question
at school we have to answer:


 o QUESTION: Which do you think most people choose to name "kiki"?
 
 o ANSWER: A.
 

 Well, that is weird. We get [_KNOWLEDGE +1_] for the right answer, as always.
We will get another group text after that, followed by a scene with everyone
up on the roof. Daww...
 

 As we work on the plants, the group will discuss the next celebration. Enjoy
the dialog and the place they end up going to. It apparently pays to have Haru
as a friend...


(-NOTE-) You will get the "Spaceport of Greed Destroyed" Bronze Trophy for
         defeating Shadow Okumura and ending his business of greed.


 The scenes that happen here, with the change of heart... are dramatic. Just,
wow. Things go very wrong, as you may expect from what we saw at the spaceport
but still... poor Haru...


 Soon we'll be back at Leblancs. After the dialog and texting here we'll get
some updated objectives:


 o OBJECTIVE: Prove your justice to society
 
  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Look into the mental shutdowns

  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Follow the situation
  
  
 Once again, there's  nothing else we can do right now except go to bed.
We will wake up in prison tonight. He'll sum up the situation from his point
of view and soon we'll get a rank-up with him:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: PRISON MASTER                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  FOOL ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 9)                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'


 
 That's all for today. We'll move onto the next day soon enough...


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 OCTOBER 12TH (WEDNESDAY 10/12)
 ------------------------------

 We'll get some group texts at school today. Seems the police are here, but
Haru is out of school today (as you would imagine). Makoto will tell us all
to go home right away.

 We'll get a scene with Sae and Haru after that, then a "real world" scene
where Sae will sum up the situation and proclaim she doesn't think we are
lying, which is quite surprising. We'll actually get a rank up with her here:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: PROSECUTOR                                                     |
 |                                                                            |
 |  UUDGEMENT ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 5)                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'


 
 We'll get a scene where Sae shows us who our next target was... oh wow...
So shocking! The one who we decided will prove our innocence...

 
 Back to our game play. Haru isn't responding to the team. Poor Haru...
Once again there's nothing we can do here, so let's just go to bed. The next
day will come soon enough...
 

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 OCTOBER 13TH (THURSDAY 10/13)
 -----------------------------

 Haru will message us early this morning, asking if we can meet up after
school to talk. Good idea. School passes quickly today, but we'll get a
scene with the SIU Director as well. 
 

 Well, we'll have out team meeting after that. It's pretty obvious after
Haru's question that we're being set up. We need to address this, but we
are still in the public eye and have midterms coming up.


 This leads to a couple of new objectives as the team leaves for the day:
 

 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Act like an honest student
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Get ready for midterms


 Like the past few days, we have no choice but to go to sleep and watch
our approval rating drop. Ah, what can be done? We must live an honest life
for now...


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 OCTOBER 14TH (FRIDAY 10/14)
 ---------------------------

 We'll get a text from Haru before school today. She really does have a good
heart, it seems. We'll also get a text DURING school regarding being set up
and what to do about it. Not much, honestly.


 After school, Mishima will contact us about a request. A particularly
dangerous one about an assassin named "Yohei Kiritani". Oh wow...


 o REQUEST RECEIVED: The Killer Who Cleans Up Trash
 
 
 OK, after that we get a text from Makoto on studying.
 
 
  (-NOTE-) This is another "Catch Up" day. If you NEED KNOWLEDGE still and
           Makoto Points, this is a fantastic event and you should take it.
           Otherwise, if you are good on Knowledge, you can catch up on
           whatever else today (that the game lets you).
           
           
 I also took some time today to get a STRENGTH RANK UP. This is of course
doing PERSONA FUSING for the TWINS. If you remember, they asked us to give
them a "Hecatoncheires with the skill MASUKUNDA".

 This is pretty easy, actually. First, make sure you have a Lilim, which
was in Okumura Palace, and we have to combine it with a Unicorn.

 In case you don't have Unicorn, use Isis x Kin-Ki to get it.
 
 Be SURE you pick MASUKUNDA as one of the inherited skills. Show it to the
Twins and you will get the rank up soon after that.



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: TWIN WARDENS                                                   |
 |                                                                            |
 |  STRENGTH ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 8)                                         |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: ISOLATION                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Allows you to learn stronger attribute resistance            |
 |               skills from Lockdown.                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
  
 Very nice! Now, for our next assignment, we are told to bring them a BUGS
with Samarecarm. We can do that once we get to LEVEL 49, which will be fairly
soon, so don't worry!


 OK, so now that that is done, I'm heading to the SHUJIN ACADEMY LIBRARY to
do some reading. As the note above states, you can use this to catch up on
Confidants if needed. I'm going to start reading the "Call Me Chief" book
that we got recently:


 (-NOTE-) I also did a HARD SAVE here and did the "Guardian of the Pond"
          TROPHY. It took SEVERAL DAYS to do, but if you save here and
          focus on it, you can knock it out and just re-load the save here
          and continue on without having to EVER WORRY about spending time
          trying to get that trophy. If you are going for the PLATINUM
          TROPHY in this game, I highly recommend doing this.


 o BOOK PROGRESS: CALL ME CHIEF (1/3 TABS DONE)


 For our evening activity, note that you can GIVE YOUR PLANT NUTRIENTS. You
may not need to if you've been following this guide, but if not give it the
MEGA NUTRIENTS for a +3 Kindness Boost.

 After that, let's spend time with Sojiro (note that we DO get a text from
Mishima as well... he is ready to rank up too). Go ahead and hang out with
Sojiro.


 (-NOTE-) Remember that you need KINDNESS RANK 5 to level up with Sojiro
          past Rank 6!
          
          
 Futaba will come in and try to help... in her own way. After she and Sojiro
argue she'll run off and then we should say "You might be right". We'll go up
and talk to Futaba now. Ask her "Do you want to talk?" here. Once you talk a
bit, pick "You should tell him that" and the enjoy the rest of the scenes here.
We will get our rank up soon after that:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDANT: SOJIRO SAKURA                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  HIEROPHANT ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 7)                                       |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'


 
 We also get [_KINDNESS +3_] here... for whatever good that does?! That's it
for today though! Onto the next day!


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 OCTOBER 15TH (SATURDAY 10/15)
 -----------------------------

 Today we'll get some texts during school about what we're going to do next.
Sounds like Futaba has a plan of some sort.

 (-NOTE-) You may also get some CHALK thrown at you! If you have high enough
          proficiency, you should dodge it and get +2 CHARM.

 After school, we'll get two texts. One on studying with Yusuke, another from
Shinya who wants to hang out. Let's go ahead and hang out with Shinya.

 We'll actually meet him OUTSIDE the arcade. Huh. He'll start talking about
his mom and what she's like... until she finds us. Uh-oh! This isn't good!
Say "Bad influence?" here and then as she goes on, pick "Think about his
feelings" followe by "I haven't don't anything" when she goes aggro.

 Shinya will meet up with us afterwards and asks us to help him change her
back to how she used to be, giving us her name: "Hanae Oda". We get a rank
up here as well:
 
 

 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: SKILLED GAMER                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  TOWER ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 7)                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 We'll also have a SCRIPTED meeting with the team, but we do NOT have a formal
REQUEST yet. Be patient: it will come soon enough!
 
 
 For our evening activity, we'll get a text from Ann wanting to study. Uh, no
thanks! Let's go hang out with Iwai from the Airsoft Shop instead.

 (-NOTE-) You need GUTS 5 to continue with Iwai to RANK 8!
 
 We'll meet up with Iwai's ex-employer to talk about the deal. He sounds like
he really does want Iwai back working for him! Heh. On your first dialog choice
pick "I did it all for Iwai". Watch what happens after that (no wonder we
needed max guts!) and then pick "I want to help you". 

 Ask for his full name after that. "Akimitsu Tsuda". We'll get a request after
that:


 o REQUEST RECEIVED: Shady Deal in the Shadows
 
 
 And with that, we're done for the day! Another request received!


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 OCTOBER 16TH (SUNDAY 10/16)
 ---------------------------

 Sunday! No shopping on TV today. That sucks. We can go get a drink like
usual though, but give the note below a read as you may not even need to do
it anymore (although, if you DO need stats, go drink it anyway to make the
next drink on sunday ROTATE TO A NEW STAT).
 
 
 (-NOTE-) Remember that you can get the "Onsen Aojiru" from the Shibuya
          Underground Walkway! If you need KINDNESS, also get a LUCK FORTUNE
          from Shinjuku and THEN buy the drink for a +2 Kindness boost. ALSO,
          if you need any other stat, continue to drink the drinks as it will
          cycle around the drinks that way (otherwise it'll stay on selling
          the kindness drink).
 

 I know, I stressed rotating drinks a lot! For our morning activity, let's go
hang out with FUTABA.


 Once we're at the diner, Mishima will show up. Tell Futaba "He's in my class"
(the other choice cracks me up though) and after that be SURE that you pick
"I think you're right" for good points (natural twenty!). After a bit of talk
between Futaba and Mishima, pick "He's the protagonist" for good points (even
though I really wanted to pick something else!). We'll get a rank up after
that:



 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDANT: FUTABA SAKURA                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  HERMIT ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 5)                                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 For our evening event, we'll get a text from Ryuji about studying. Again,
we aren't doing that. Instead, let's spend time with Sojiro. I'm amazed we
didn't have to do any fortune reading!

 When Sojiro starts talking about the menu, say "Something with curry" for
some good points. We'll have to deal with the Uncle after that. Great...
Watch the scenes (wow, that guy is pathetic) and then pick "I was just
protecting Futaba" and he'll be happy enough. We'll get a rank up after that
even:



 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDANT: SOJIRO SAKURA                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  HIEROPHANT ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 8)                                       |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 Sojiro will head home for the day. We'll get a message from Futaba soon after
that though, and she'll want to change her Uncle's heart in Mementos. Smart
girl. "Youji Isshiki" huh. Sounds easy enough. She'll want it to just be the
two of us though.


 o REQUEST RECEIVED: The Money-Grubbing Uncle
 
 
 That's it for today. Our website poll will take a hit and the day will move
on like always...


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 OCTOBER 17TH (MONDAY 10/17)
 ---------------------------

 Today is the START of exams. This is going to last a couple days, so like
last time, get ready for a deluge of questions. With our MAX KNOWLEDGE though,
as long as you get these questions right, we will get a trophy!

 
 o QUESTION: What is the origin of the word "Guillotine"?
 
 o ANSWER: Name of the one who proposed it.
 

 o---------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 
 
 o QUESTION: First of all, who proposed the idea of the guillotine?
 
 o ANSWER: A doctor.
 
 
 o---------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 
 
 o QUESTION: So, from his perspective, what was the advantage of the
             guillotine?
 
 o ANSWER: It could execute people quickly.
 
 
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 OCTOBER 18TH (TUESDAY 10/18)
 ----------------------------

 Another day, another round of questions (while our popularity plummets).
 
 
 o QUESTION: Which of the following statements about this ball is true?
 
 o ANSWER: It has thirty-two faces.
 

 o---------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 
 
 o QUESTION: What is the meaning of "robota", the Czech word that is the
             root word of "robot"?
 
 o ANSWER: Slave labor.
 

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 OCTOBER 19TH (WEDNESDAY 10/19)
 ------------------------------

 Even more questions today! Keep going!
 
 
 o QUESTION: What is the English name for the phenomenon where it feels
             like your cell phone is vibrating?
 
 o ANSWER: Phantom Vibration Syndrome.
 

 o---------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 
 
 o QUESTION: Which of the following government organizations do the
             cormorant fishermen of Nagaragawa belong to?
 
 o ANSWER: The Imperial Household Agency.
 

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 OCTOBER 20TH (THURSDAY 10/20)
 -----------------------------

 We get the "Knowledge Portion" of the exams today, which is completely
dependant on your KNOWLEDGE SCORE. Should be maxed out by now! I can't wait
to see your scores either!


 Futaba will message us after clas. The police are apparently investigating
our school. Figures. There are SEVERAL scenes today. First we'll meet up with
Haru while she takes care of her vegetables. Go ahead and answer however you
want here (I was surprised that this didn't lead to a rank up, to be honest).

 After that we'll meet at the hideout. Futaba will share some news, but there
is a lot of dialog here. The team will figure a few things out though, which
is good. We also get a scene with Sae and the SIU Director. More things are
being set in motion...


 Nothing else we can do for the day, unfortunately. We have a couple of
new objectives:


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Find the true culprit

 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Elude the investigation team
 
 
 Go ahead and go to sleep once you are able.


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 OCTOBER 21ST (FRIDAY 10/21)
 ---------------------------

 Today is a pretty short day, but very uneventful for us. We'll learn from
a teacher that the Cultural Festival has been moved back.

 We'll also get questioned by the police (everyone is). Sounds like they
know who our friends are. That's not a good sign. Tell them "Yeah, that
happened" followed by "Is that really true?". That went fairly well...

 We'll also have a team meeting today. Enjoy the dialog here and respond
however you wish once more. At the end of the day we, once again, can't go
out and do anything, so just go to bed. We can actually do some stuff
tomorrow though.
 

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 OCTOBER 22ND (SATURDAY 10/22)
 -----------------------------

 At school, we'll get a question today:
 
 
 o QUESTION: What number should be in the middle of this square in order
             to make it a magic square?
 
 o ANSWER: Five.
 
 
 Answer correctly for our usual [_KNOWLEDGE +1_] boost. This was a good
question. We'll get a group text after that and will have to help out Makoto
with the Student Council duties after that. Sounds like Akechi is going to
be visiting our school.


 Once we get home from school, we'll also see a newscast with Akechi in it,
stating we MIGHT be innocent. Huh. Another group text chat will happen after
that. Respond to Sojiro however you wish (I picked "Pretty Much" here...).


 For our evening activity, let's go hang out with Mishima in Akihabara (he
is ready to rank up... and most of our other contacts need mementos missions).
Mishima will take us to the Diner today. Tell him "You showed some real
courage" here for good points. We'll get a scene with Akiyama here. Pick
"Something like that" and soon Akiyama will leave and we'll have our rank up:



 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: YUUKI MISHIMA                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  MOON ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 9)                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 Oh, so very close to being at max rank! Sweet! Tell Mishima "This came out
of nowhere" once he tells you his plans and then pick whatever you wish after
that. Heh. The day will come to an end after that.


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 OCTOBER 23RD (SUNDAY 10/23)
 ---------------------------

 Sunday!
 
 No time to enjoy ourselves though. We have another meeting first thing this
morning. Pick whatever choice you wish here. It seems Akechi is coming to
school, and we're going to try and get info from him. Seems like a BAD IDEA
to me...

 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Gain Akechi's Intel
 
 
 OK, now we have the day to ourselves... or the night, rather. Bah.
 
 
 (-NOTE-) THIS is a good night to catch up with whatever you haven't done.
          I will be READING tonight. If you need to catch up any of the
          night confidants that I've already had done, this is the night!


 OK, like I mentioned above, I'm going to read tonight (I also did some
laundry... or Kawakami did, anyways). Read at the Leblanc's Bar, the book
we've been working on:


 o BOOK PROGRESS: CALL ME CHIEF (2/3 TABS DONE)
 
 
 Sweet. Well, we're almost done. Time to go to bed though. Onto the next day!
 

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 OCTOBER 24TH (MONDAY 10/24)
 ---------------------------

 We'll hear some rumors on the way to school. More talk about Akechi. Bah.

 
 o QUESTION: Can you tell me what the S in SOS means?
 
 o ANSWER: It's meaningless.
 
 
 We'll get our usual [_KNOWLEDGE +1_] boost. During lunch time, we get to
see what our grades are from the exam. If you've been following this guide,
you should have got TOP OF THE CLASS here, which gives you [_CHARM +3_] and
the trophy below:
 
 
(-NOTE-) You will get the "Mask of an Honor Student" Bronze Trophy for
         getting TOP OF THE CLASS on your exams! Congrats!
 
 
 You MAY also have to dodge chalk in class today. Doing so will give you a
nice [_CHARM +2_] bonus.


 After school, we'll head back to Leblanc's for... Akechi. Figures. Pick
whatever responses you wish here. Soon that "Shido" politician will be on
the TV and Akechi will come off as pro-Phantom Thief. Or, at least not just
outright calling them murderers. Pick whatever responses you wish and soon
we'll get a rank up:



 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: GORO AKECHI                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |  JUSTICE ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 4)                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 For our evening, we are once again going to read, which gives you (or perhaps
SOMEONE out there) a chance to catch up a bit:


 (-NOTE-) THIS is a good night to catch up with whatever you haven't done.
          I will be READING tonight. If you need to catch up any of the
          night confidants that I've already had done, this is the night!


 Let's continue reading our long book once again:
 
 
 o BOOK PROGRESS: CALL ME CHIEF (COMPLETE!)
 
 
 With the book completed, you also get a [_KINDNESS +3_] bonus. Very nice!
We'll be done with the day after that.

 
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 OCTOBER 25TH (TUESDAY 10/25)
 ----------------------------

 Today is the Culture Festival.
 
 During this school event we'll be listening to a lot of dialog. No walking
around or checking our other booths. Boo! Oh well... pick whatever dialog
you wish here throughout the day.


 Soon we'll be at home resting up. We can't do anything during the evening,
so head to bed.


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 OCTOBER 26TH (WEDNESDAY 10/26)
 ------------------------------

 Day TWO of the Culture Festival. 
 
 
 Enjoy the scenes here as Akechi shows up as the guest of honor. Makoto will
actually start to grill him, obviously trying to gain info. Huh. He goes so
far as to almost name WHO he thinks the Phantom Thieves are before his phone
rings and he calls our entire group to the back room.


 The scenes here are quite revealing. Pick whatever dialog options you wish
here, as the game kind-of directs the interrogation to its own conclusion.
Goro is aware of who we are and has "proof". I can't imagine it would prove
anything, honestly, but the team is still being... blackmailed here. Still,
answer however you wish and we'll get a rank up soon (which is a bit odd):



 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: GORO AKECHI                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |  JUSTICE ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 5)                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 After that, you can choose WHO TO SPEND TIME WITH. This is completely up to
you of course, but I chose to go with Makoto. You'll get a different scene
depending on who you pick, so just choose whoever you want and whatever dialot
you wish. You may also get an item once you are done (I got [_MAKOTO DONUTS_],
for example).
 
 
 We also get a scene with the SIU director. He's pressuring Sae quite a bit
it seems, trying to get her to act.

 After that we'll get the (inevitable) scene with Sojiro and Futaba. Well,
this will go well, I'm sure. Tell him "Don't blame Futaba" and we will all
sit down to discuss it.

 Sojiro will listen to Futaba's explanation and then connect the dots with
us and the Phantom Thieves. Oh boy... Tell him "Sorry for keeping quiet" next
and then, well... "I am a Phantom Thief".

 Futaba will shock Sojiro with the "killed" statement next. Futaba will
essentially convince him after that. Amazing. Pick "That's not true" after
that. The scene will be over soon.


 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Decide on Akechi joining
 
 
 Well... we have freedom again, but we can't do anything. Try to go to bed
and Futaba will end up leaving. Sleep after that and the day will be over.
 

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 OCTOBER 27TH (THURSDAY 10/27)
 -----------------------------

 There's an interesting report on TV today. THIRTY MILLION YEN! Oh wow!
Sojiro must be tempted, eh!? Hehe... Pick whatever dialog you want here and
then we'll be at school.

 That doesn't last too long though. We'll have a team meeting after that.
There's a lot of dialog here (Ryuji needs to calm down) but we'll have a
dialog choice near the end. Pick what you wish here (I picked "Turn the
Tables) and soon the meeting will be over.


 After everyone's gone, Ryuji will call to apologize. Very nice of him,
right? We'll get a group text after that. Fun. We'll be left to our own
after all of that, but once again we really can't do much, so let's go to
bed and keep advancing the plot on another day...


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 OCTOBER 28TH (FRIDAY 10/28)
 ---------------------------

 We'll see a scene with Shido rising in political power this morning. Bah...
we know he's really no good. The man behind the scenes, you think? Hmm...

 Today we'll be meeting with Akechi. He continues to lay on the pressure,
which the group seems to buy hook line and sinker. He'll lay out his reasons
and who (and why) he wants to target. Huh... Go ahead and respond however you
want. We really have no choice but to co-operate with him. Literally. The game
gives us no choice. After all of this is done though, we will have to disband.
Grrr... Finish up the team meeting and answer Morgana however you wish.


 After the team meeting, we will be back in the "Real World" with Sae. She
will question us further about herself and Goro Akechi, interested in how
things are turning out. Answer her however you wish here as she sees our
motivation. We'll lose focus a bit. On the next dialog choice, I like to
pick "I haven't lost yet". Sae will reflect on the traitor and her role as
a puppet, which will lead to a rank up:

 

 .'¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯'.
 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: PROSECUTOR                                                     |
 |                                                                            |
 |  UUDGEMENT ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 6)                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'


 
 She still doesn't fully believe in us though, asking us to relate what has
happened from Goro's visit to her change of heart...


 This puts us back in Leblanc's, where we'll have Futaba looking into Sae
so we can learn more about her. Futaba takes this to far though, but ask her
"What else can you dig up?". Hehehe... We don't get to hear the final thing
Morgana asks Futaba here, as the game keeps it a secret and the day comes to
an end...


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 OCTOBER 29TH (SATURDAY 10/29)
 -----------------------------

 We'll get a group chat in class today about where we are going to meet up.
School will be over soon and we'll all be at the courthouse. This still just
doesn't seem right to me. Akechi will explain our time limit and... get his
phone stolen by Futaba. Haha... We get a rank up with him as well... Huh...
 


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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
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 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: GORO AKECHI                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |  JUSTICE ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 6)                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: BATON PASS                                                   |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Allows you to pass your turn over to other Baton Pass        |
 |               users after a 1 More.                                        |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: FOLLOW UP                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance to perform a follow-up attack if Joker's attack       |
 |               does not down the enemy.                                     |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: DETECTIVE TALK                                               |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance to step in after Shadow negotiation fails,            |
 |               allowing a retry.                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: HARISEN RECOVERY                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Chance to cure status ailments inflicted upon                |
 |               party members.                                               |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 WOW. We got a LOT of new moves here. Very nice! We'll head into the palace
soon. Enjoy the animated scene here and soon we'll decide on a code name for
Goro. "Crow". Sounds good, although I want to see his uniform, for sure!


 We'll be in the Palace soon. Oh man, that music. Sexy.
 
 
 CASINO ENTRANCE
 ---------------
 
 We'll get a couple of objectives here:
 
 
 o OBJECTIVE: Steal Sae Niijima's Heart
 
  o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Secure an infiltration route
  
  
 Well, let's do this. Head forward to the end of the area, but take the small
path to the right when you see it (you'll get some dialog if you try to go
straight instead). Use the ladder here and head upwards to the roof, then
follow the path to a door.


 We'll get a scene once we enter the Palace proper. We get to see Goro's
outfit too. Interesting. I put him in my party, by the way. You can check
out his Persona as well. Robin Hood! Haha... damn, starting to like him.


 MAIN FLOOR
 ----------
 
 Our objective:
 
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Investigate the Casino
 
 
 There's a lot of jumping from hanging platform to hanging platform. Head
across the floor and around the central circle area. We can only go one way
after all, so this is easy. You'll come to a door eventually, which is locked,
so continue across the way and use the vent you find to your lower right to
continue on.


 As you move out to this new area, Sae will call out to you. Busted...
 
 
 o SUB-OBJECTIVE: Head to Shadow Sae's location
 
 
 Drop down and on the ground floor head to each side for [_ORNAMENT x2_] and
then go talk to Shadow Sae. Seems like she has a sense of fairness, and tells
us where the treasure is, challenging us to come up and get it. Huh. OK then.

 Go examine the elevator after that. Before we leave though, we'll get into a
fight with a "Cruel Leopard". Akechi will claim to pull his weight here, and
he does for the most part. Use bless damage here for decent damage and just
beat it up. We are only fighting this one enemy on this Palace Visit, so don't
worry too much and feel free to go all out.


 The team will decide that there must be an ambush coming, and that it is best
to leave now and prepare properly for the palace. This will cause us to leave
the Palace automatically.


 (-NOTE-) Now that you have Crow in your party you should look into doing
          the "Passionate Listener" trophy. View the Trophy Guide for more
          details on it. I actually did this without Crow, so WITH Crow
          should be MUCH easier.
          
          Note that I also SAVED, went into Mementos JUST for this trophy,
          and reloaded. Look into the trophy guide to buy things and make
          sure you are prepared for this!


 Back at Leblanc's, we'll have a group text chat and then be left on our own.
As usual though, we have no choice but to go to sleep for the day. Goodnight!


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 OCTOBER 30TH (SUNDAY 10/30)
 ---------------------------

 We'll get a text from Makoto today. Answer how you wish and then our mission
to change Sae Niijima's Heart will start in earnest. We'll have 21 days to do
it in!


 Well... it is SUNDAY though! For starters, you can give you PLANT MEGA
FERTILIZER TODAY if you wish. It will give you a nice free [_KINDNESS +3_]
boost.

 Also note that we DO NOT have a shopping channel event today. BOO!

 
 (-NOTE-) Remember that you can get the "Seafood Aojiru" from the Shibuya
          Underground Walkway! If you need KNOWLEDGE, also get a LUCK FORTUNE
          from Shinjuku and THEN buy the drink for a +2 Knowledge boost. ALSO,
          if you need any other stat, continue to drink the drinks as it will
          cycle around the drinks that way (otherwise it'll stay on selling
          the knowledge drink).
 
 
 Also, be sure to go to JINBOCHO in order to buy a new book, as we have
finished reading "Call Me Chief":


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(   - NAGIURI BOOKSTORE -   )__________________________________________________
 `—————————————————————————´¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯

                               -$-   BOOKS   -$-
                               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
                               
 Reckless Casanova          8,000 Yen
 
 
 (-NOTE-) One book at a time is how this bookstore works! Let's go ahead
          and buy it!
          

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 __________________________________________________(   - NAGIURI BOOKSTORE -   )
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 Now, for our day activity, be sure you have a PERSONA that is strong against
PHYSICAL ATTACKS, as well as a Persona that can heal up one ally fairly well.
Someone that can decrease accuracy can be helpful as well.

 The reason we want all of this is because we are going to go hang out with
FUTABA. Doing this is part of the request "The Money-Grubbing Uncle". We will
go and SOLO this mini boss in Mementos with Futaba. Save and choose to do so:


 MINI BOSS: SHADOW ISSHIKI
 
  This fight isn't too bad as long as you prepared. The boss will do about
 100-120 damage per round, less if you are strong against physical attacks
 (a lesson I learned after the fact). This is due to the fact that this boss
 primarily uses "Rising Slash", so use that fact to your advantage and beat
 him down. Heal when needed (if you need to... you could have a Persona that
 nullifies physical attacks) and you'll emerge victorious with Futaba's help.
 
 
 After the fight, choose whichever dialog you wish and nab the treasure that
shows up for a _VENTURE SABER_]. We'll have completed the quest as well:
 
 
 o REQUEST COMPLETED: The Money-Grubbing Uncle
 
 
  We'll be back in Leblanc's after that. What a quick Mementos trip! We get
a group text chat here. After that, let's spend time with Sojiro, considering
what we just did.

 Talk to him and tell him the exams went "Great" for a [_LEBLANC CHARM_].
This thing has a coffee bean in it! Haha, it nullifies sleep. That's about
right.

 Talk to him again to hang out and we'll spend time with him this evening.
We'll get a visit from investigator's tonight. Fun. When you get a chance,
tell them "It's great". Futaba's response really gets to Sojiro. Oh man...
I'm genuinely touched here! Tell him "You have a great daughter" next to get
a good family vibe. Our rank up will come soon after:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDANT: SOJIRO SAKURA                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  HIEROPHANT ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 9)                                       |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: CURRY TIPS                                                   |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Allows you to make curry that moderately restores SP         |
 |               to all allies.                                               |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 Well, that's it for today... onto the next day!


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 OCTOBER 31ST (MONDAY 10/31)
 ---------------------------

 Makoto will try to get us to go into the Palace today. Settle down, woman!
After that, we'll get some FREE TIME in class, courtesy of Kawakami! Whee!
Let's go ahead and start to read "Reckless Casanova":


 o BOOK PROGRESS: RECKLESS CASANOVA (1/3 TABS DONE)
 
 
 Sweet. We'll get a couple of texts today. One about the Palace, one from
Haru. This is a first...


 (-NOTE-) This is the FIRST DAY we can do the Haru Confidant. This is one of
          the final ones in the game, so we need to get started on it ASAP!
          
          
 Let's go ahead and head up to the ROOF of the building and hang out with
Haru. She'll take her vegetables to Sojiro to check out today, eventually
getting them judged and deciding they can prove useful as a source of energy
to the Phantom Thieves. Wow. Enjoy the dialog and pick what you wish, and we
will have our first rank up with Haru soon:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDANT: HARU OKUMURA                                                   |
 |                                                                            |
 |  EMPRESS ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 1)                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: CULTIVATION                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Allows you to grow vegetables with Haru on the Shujin        |
 |               Academy rooftop.                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 Huh. Well, hope your thumb is green! We'll get a tutorial about growing
vegetables next:


       TUTORIAL - GROWING VEGETABLES WITH HARU:
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 | 
 |  You can ask Haru, who has an incredible green thumb, to grow
 |  vegetables for you.
 |  
 |  Haru's vegetables are full of energy and grant a variety of effects
 |  when used as items. They may prove useful when exploring the Metaverse.
 |
 `-.-------------------------------------------------------------------------'
 
 
 After that, we'll be at Leblanc's for our evening activity. For our last day
in October, let's finish up with Sojiro. Go ahead and hang out with him and
he'll take us to the church. Say "For what?" to learn why and we'll head out.


 Here, go ahead and listen to Sojiro and say "Thank you" once you get the
chance. We'll get a lot of nice dialog here and the cheesy moments will flow.
We'll get our final rank up soon enough as Sojiro fully opens up to us:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDANT: SOJIRO SAKURA                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  HIEROPHANT ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 10)                                      |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: CURRY MASTERY                                                |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Allows you to make curry that greatly restores SP            |
 |               to all allies.                                               |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'



 (-NOTE-) You can now fuse KOHRYU, the most powerful Persona of the
          Hierophant Arcana.


 Very nice! And that's all we have to do today! A very good end for October!
We'll move onward to November with another Rank 10 Confidant in our pocket!

 


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O==<                        MONTHLY LIFE: NOVEMBER                        >==O
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 NOVEMBER 1ST (TUESDAY 11/01)
 ----------------------------

 School goes by today rather quickly. We get a message from Shinya today,
which is what I've been waiting for. Go ahead and accept it as long as you
don't have anything else to do!


 Once you meet up with Shinya, choose to give him the Calling Card. After
that, tell him "Is that what you think?" for points and then "Believe in them"
after that for better points. Shinya will talk about giving her the card. Say
"Way to step up" and after he talks about his mom, pick "Let's save her" for
good points. We'll get a rank up after this:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: SKILLED GAMER                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  TOWER ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 8)                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: ELECTRIC SLUG                                                |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Increases the damage inflicted by Bullet Hail.               |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 Very nice! We get a [_KINDNESS +3_] boost here as well. Fun.
 
 
 As we get back to Leblanc's, Shinya will message us about the calling card:
 
 
 o REQUEST RECEIVED: A Mother's Aggression
 
 
 OK, very good. We've got a LOT of Mementos Missions now and pretty
desperately need to go on a Mementos trip. Soon... soon. Not tonight
though, sadly. 


 (-NOTE-) THIS is a good night to catch up with whatever you haven't done.
          I will be READING tonight. If you need to catch up any of the
          night confidants that I've already had done, this is the night!
 
 
 As the note above says, I talked to the customers at Leblanc's until they
left, and then read (continued to read) "Reckless Casanova":


 o BOOK PROGRESS: RECKLESS CASANOVA (2/3 TABS DONE)
 
 
 That's it for tonight! We'll move onto the next day automatically!
 
 
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 NOVEMBER 2ND (WEDNESDAY 11/02)
 ------------------------------
 
 Oh sweet! We get a seat on the train today! Go ahead and finish off the
book we've been reading (or whatever you have been reading, if you haven't
been following this guide 100% for whatever reason):


 o BOOK PROGRESS: RECKLESS CASANOVA (COMPLETE!)
 
 
 We will get a nice [_CHARM +3_] after we finish it. Not that we need it,
right? We'll also get a question during class today:


 o QUESTION: The word "wack" was also used in a coded language from
             history. What was that language?
 
 o ANSWER: Thieves' Cant.
 
 
 We'll get our usual [_KNOWLEDGE +1_] boost for the right answer. Sweet.

 
 For our day today, we are going to go into MEMENTOS. FIRST though, let's
head into JINBOCHO and buy the next book. You'll really want this one...


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(   - NAGIURI BOOKSTORE -   )__________________________________________________
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                               -$-   BOOKS   -$-
                               ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
                               
 Speed Reading             12,000 Yen
 
 
 (-NOTE-) One book at a time is how this bookstore works! Let's go ahead
          and buy it! This is our ultimate reward from this bookstore, by
          the way! Yes!
          

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 __________________________________________________(   - NAGIURI BOOKSTORE -   )
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 OK, onto Mementos now! Let's do this! If you wish, you can also visit the
FORTUNE TELLER for the MONEY FORTUNE if you plan on leveling a bit while you
go. In general though, we are going to focus on completing the following
requests. Be SURE to pay attention to the note below as well:
 
 
 o REQUEST RECEIVED: Winners Don't Use Cheats
 
 o REQUEST RECEIVED: The Killer Who Cleans Up Trash
 
 o REQUEST RECEIVED: Man of Many Faces and Debts

 o REQUEST RECEIVED: A Mother's Aggression

 o REQUEST RECEIVED: Shady Deal in the Shadows
 
 o REQUEST RECEIVED: Upstaging the Stage Mother
 
 
 (-NOTE-) BE SURE you save the "High Counter" Skill Card you get from this
          fight. We need it for the STRENGTH CONFIDANT rank up later!

 
 You may as well head ALL the way down to the bottom of the "ADYESHACH" while
you go to Mementos. Feel free to do as much leveling/exploring as you wish.
For reference, I left Mementos at LEVEL 50 (enough to do the next Strength
Persona rank).


 Speaking of the Strength Confidant, let's do that in Mementos. As you will
recall, we need a "BUGS with the Samarecarm ability". Bugs is an ADVANCED
fusion of:

 o Pixie
 o Pisaca
 o Hariti
 
 The first two are no problems. You have them already, WAY more than likely.
You can get them from Mementos if needed. For Hariti, you may need to do some
fusion. You can make her with Sandman and Take-Minakata if needed, but just
MAKE SURE she gets Samarecarm at level 41.

 If you need to, you can ITEMIZE a Unicorn Persona which gives you the skill
card "Samarecarm".


 (-NOTE-) Be SURE you have an EMPRESS Persona after all of this, since we
          are using one in a fusion right now. We need it for the Haru
          Confidant Link.


 Once you have all three, make BUGS and give it the Samerecarm Ability and
then show it to the girls for our rank up:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: TWIN WARDENS                                                   |
 |                                                                            |
 |  STRENGTH ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 9)                                         |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'


 Our next task is to bring them a "Seth with the High Counter ability". We
could do that now actually, but we'd need to be level 51. I'm going to put it
off until the next Palace, give us some time to level. We won't forget about
it. Promise!


 MEMENTOS INFILTRATION LOG:
 --------------------------
 
 o Defeated Shadow Tsuda                o Defeated Shadow Nejima
 
 o Defeated Shadow Akitsu               o Reached Togo

 o Defeated Shadow Kiritani             o Reached Adyeshach
 
 o Found the Area 5 Waiting Room        o Found the Area 9 Waiting Room   
 
 o Reached the Adyeshach Depths         o Defeated Shadow Oda


 Once we get back, be sure to REQUEST A MASSAGE FROM KAWAKAMI. You can do
this from the phone, remember. Doing so gives us our night back, so be sure
to do this!


 (-NOTE-) If you still need KNOWLEDGE, go get a LUCK reading as we'll get
          some knowledge later tonight.
          

 For our evening activity, let's head to KANDA and hang out with Hifumi Togo.
We can advance her now that we've taken care of her mother (be sure you have
a STAR Persona). Agree to hang out with her.


 During our talk she'll report on what her mom has done. A change of heart,
huh? Tell her "I'm glad her heart changed" and after that, pick "What're you
talking about?". From here it's just dialog about her upcoming game and her
plans and thoughts of the future. We'll get our rank up soon:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: HIFUMI TOGO                                                    |
 |                                                                            |
 |  STAR ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 8)                                             |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 We will also get a [_KNOWLEDGE +1_] boost (or +2 if you used a boost). That
will be it for today though.
 
 
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 NOVEMBER 3RD (THURSDAY 11/03)
 -----------------------------
 
 No school today? No school today. Huh, ok...
 
 
 We've got a lot of people we can hang out with today. Shinya, Futaba, Haru...
Lots of choices. I'm going to go with Shinya though, since we just did his
Mementos Mission and he's closest to maxxing out.


 Head to the arcades to meet him and agree to hang out. He'll end up telling
us about his mom's change of heart. Tell him "I'm glad to hear that", then
when he asks about losing, tell him "It means you've matured". We'll get a
rank up after that:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: SKILLED GAMER                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  TOWER ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 9)                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: N/A                                                          |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 
 
 Sweet. After that, pick "He wants to win at all costs" when the pro gamer
comes up. He'll head home soon after that, giving us [_KINDNESS +3_] as a
reward. Not that we need it, right?


 We'll be onto the evening after that. We'll get a couple of messages from
Mishima here about the mementos requests we did. Good job! Speaking of Mishima,
let's go hang out with him tonight. He's in Akihabara. Head out there and agree
to hang out.


 We'll head to the park with him. Ask him "Did you find your answer?" and
a bit after that, tell him "That was courageous".

 He then reflects on his changes and asks one of the more chilling questions
I've heard in the game up to this point... did we steal his heart? Wow... his
insight here. Tell him "Nobody stole your heart" here and listen to the rest
of the dialog before our final rank with Mishima:



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 |                          ~ CONFIDANT RANK UP! ~                            |
 |                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                           |
 |                                                                            |
 |  CONFIDENT: YUUKI MISHIMA                                                  |
 |                                                                            |
 |  MOON ARCANA: RANK UP (RANK 10)                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 |  NEW ABILITY: SALVATION WISH                                               |
 |                                                                            |
 |               Allows backup members to earn the same EXP as current        |
 |               party members.                                               |
 |                                                                            |
 '.__________________________________________________________________________.'

 

 (-NOTE-) You can now fuse SANDALPHON, the most powerful Persona of the Moon
          arcana.


 That's all for our day today. Another rank 10 Confidant Link though. Can't
complain about that!

 
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 NOVEMBER 4TH (FRIDAY 11/04)
 ---------------------------
 
 Haru will pressure us to go to the Palace today. Bah... tell her to be calm.
We'll get to it. First we have a question in class though:


 o QUESTION: Clubs is a club, diamonds is a gem, spades is a sword... So,
             what is hearts?
 
 o ANSWER: The Holy Grail.
 

 We get a [_KNOWLEDGE +1_] boost for this, like usual. After school we'll
get a couple of texts. One from Shinya, who wants to hang out, and another
Palace reminder. Well, you know what I'm going to do!


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