# ## #### ##### ##### UMINOUS ###### ####### ####### ####### ######### ######## #### #### ####### ##### ##### ###### ############# RC ###### #### #### ######## . #### #### . ########## ###### ###### ################## ################## VERSION 5.00 (241 KB) 28th May 2008 ASCII Art & FAQ by defunct32 WELCOME BACK: STRONGER THAN EVER BEFORE Seeing things? No, you're not. I've revamped this whole FAQ, cut down and removed unnecessary rubbish to make this guide less cluttered and more easy on the eyes. The previous one was somewhat "busy" and looks annoying I cringe every single time I see it, I can't believe no one has complain? Anyway! I'm always improving, but then again it's also because I've too much free time on my hands nowadays. ;P oh! And brand new ASCII Art I made myself, it's nothing mind-blowingly awesome but hey! At least I created it from scratch. Hoorah! LEGAL/DISCLAIMER & ALL THAT (BE SURE TO READ THIS): Feel free to download (as in save to your hard disk) my guide for your own personal and private use. You, of course may not copy or redistribute any part of this FAQ for profit or whatsoever reasons. I'm not one to blabber about laws and police cause I know them higher ups got better things to do than to monitor game FAQs on the internet, just remember that, no bad deeds go unpunished so don't steal/plagiarize, ask and you shall receive. CHANGES MADE TO THE GUIDE: o New layout/look/format o Improvised/updated text o Improvised tips o Proofread and rectify the whole guide ........................................................................... BASICS: o Luminous Arc (Strategy RPG) for the DS o http://www.atlus.com/luminousarc o Release Date: 14th August 2007 (US) o E-Mail Me: defunct 32 @ hotmail . com (no spaces) VERSION & DATE: o Version 5.00 o 28th May 2008 & LASTLY: o STARTED ON: 17th August 2007 o FINISHED ON: 13th September 2007 o LAST REVISED ON: 28th May 2008 ........................................................................... ADJUST YOUR NOTEPAD: I created this FAQ using Notepad in Windows XP, if you're using the same Operating System, then set the following under FORMAT > FONT: o Font: Courier New. o Font Style: Regular. o Font Size: 10. o Maximize your Notepad window. o Go to FORMAT > WORD WRAP, make sure it's NOT ticked (Turn it off). ........................................................................... VERSION HISTORY: Latest updates at the top: o VERSION 5.00: Clean up the Skills, Flash Drives & Sidequests Section. This should be the final update for this FAQ, will only update with miscellaenous info provided by players/readers every now and then. Consider this FAQ DONE! o VERSION 4.50: Updated and given the Characters section a "graphic"/layout overhaul. o VERSION 4.25: Proofread for typos/punctuation & the like. Reformatted the Skills/Spells/Flash Drive section. Added "DEBATE CORNER" go check it out in the contents. Tweaked a couple of things. Fixed more typos and grammar. *sigh* o VERSION 4.00: Brand new layout format. Cleared away unnecessary rubbish. o VERSION 3.75: Added ASCII Art for the "Controls" section. Reorganized the "Table of Contents." Brushed up on the Copyright & Legal bullshit. o VERSIO?N 3.25: Added a new section called "House of Trolls." Added tips for "Leveling Up" under "Players' Strategy." o VERSION 2.00: Reformatted this FAQ. Updated information for "Skills/Magics" and "Sidequests." Added a new section called "Players' Strategy." Updated 4 new Chapters 17, 18, 19, and 20. o VERSION 1.75: The credit section has been updated. Updated Chapter 13, 14, 15, and 16. o VERSION 1.25: Updated Chapters 9, 10, 11, and 12. Updated the Skills/Magics/Flash. o VERSION 1.00: Added more depth to the Characters description. Updated the "Flash Drives." Brushed up the FAQ (typos/errors). Added Chapter 6. o VERSION 0.50: Updated the Skills/Magics Chart. Added/fixed/updated a couple of Chapters. o VERSION 0.25: Tweaked/fixed a couple of things throughout the FAQ. Updated the "Known Glitches & Issues" section. Completed the "Table Of Contents". CREATED THE FAQ! ........................................................................... AUTHORIZED SITES: Webmasters feel free to grab the latest copy I'll try my best to update myself but chances are I'll neglect the other game sites and only upload to GameFAQs. Sorrry! :\ o www.gamefaqs/spot.com................................... [GAMEFAQS/SPOT] o www.cheatcc.com......................................... [CHEATCC] o www.neoseeker.com....................................... [NEOSEEKER] o www.cheatplanet.com..................................... [CHEATPLANET] Above are the 4 allowed sites (GFAQs/Spot are brothers yo!), absolutely no more request/s though you MAY try your luck. if you're a newly established game site or a specific fansite looking for materials then I'll oblige just drop an e-mail, but if I've never heard or been to your site before then your chance of success is 0%. Thank you. ........................................................................... MESSAGE FOR YOU!: I would like to THANK EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU for all of your support. There are too many names to list here, but each and every one of your contributions are appreciated. My FAQ is nothing if it weren't for you guys. You made everything possible! So thank YOU! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ABOUT THE AUTHOR & THIS FAQ: Hello! My name is, Dil. This is my first FAQ... So please go easy on me umm... I need to mention that English is not my native language, I'm Asian yes I'm using the "I'm-Asian-so-please-excuse-my-bad-sentences/mistakes/ grammars-and-whatnot card." Ok! I actually hate writing about myself, let's talk a little bit about gaming shall we? I promise to make this simple, short and sweet. :) My very first game was "Crono Trigger" back in 1995 by Squaresoft (now Square-Enix) when I saw my brother playing it on his SNES, I was intrigued, so when he was off to work, I would fire up his SNES and load the game in... I was hooked! The experience was amazing! I was drawn into the story, the magic animations were crazy-cool back then and still is now, the combined techniques was "wow!" it was then I realized I've a thing for RPGs... Any form of it, SRPG/Action-RPG/Card-RPG (Yggdra Union for the GBA comes to mind). But the game that got me into the SRPG genre was "Final Fantasy Tactics" for the PS1. Typical huh? I know. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - HOW I DISCOVERED LUMINOUS ARC: All thanks to word of mouth and especially to a friend, since I've been rather vocal of my love for RPGs and SRPGs in general, L.A. was brought to my attention. After watching a couple of previews and videos on YouTube I knew I had to have this game no matter what! I'm just itching for a new SRPG experience. ;) Some of the best SRPGs I've played so far includes: o Disgaea: Hour of Darkness (PS2)/ now as Afternoon of Darkness (PSP) o Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories (PS2) o Final Fnatasy Tactics (PS1) o FFT Advance (GBA) o Yggdra Union (GBA) / one of my favourites *Sigh* sadly I no longer posesses the PS2, but I sure am looking forward to getting a PSP all for the classic titles: FFT and yes Disgaea too... ........................................................................... TABLE OF CONTENTS: o BASICS.................................. [00^] + Game Story............................. [ST!] + Characters............................. [CH!] + Controls............................... [CT!] + Using The Walkthrough.................. [UW!] + Tips................................... [TI!] o WALKTHROUGH............................. [01^] ! The Preparation Screen................. [PR^] ! Shopping In Luminous Arc............... [SL^] + Chapter 1: Holy Garden................. [HG#] + Chapter 2: Girl In White............... [GI#] + Chapter 3: Codemn The Dark............. [CT#] + Chapter 4: Witch Of Immolation......... [WO#] + Chapter 5: Departure................... [DP#] + Chapter 6: Reunion..................... [RE#] + Chapter 7: The Informant............... [TI#] + Chapter 8: Metamorphosis............... [ME#] + Chapter 9: Furnace God................. [FG#] + Chapter 10: Wind....................... [WI#] + Chapter 11: Holy Judgment.............. [HJ#] + Chapter 12: Lethe Forest............... [LF#] + Chapter 13: Witch & Rym................ [WR#] + Chapter 14: Taboo...................... [TA#] + Chapter 15: Parting Ways............... [PW#] + Chapter 16: Second Thoughts............ [ST#] + Chapter 17: A Hero's Awakening......... [AH#] + Chapter 18: Like, an Angel?............ [LA#] + Chapter 19: Altar of Souls............. [AO#] + Chapter 20: Lion's Pride............... [LP#] + Chapter 21: Holy Eclipse............... [HE#] + Chapter 22: Round Table Council........ [RT#] + Chapter 23: Cocoon of God.............. [CO#] + Chapter 24: The Portal................. [TP#] + Chapter 25: The Light.................. [TL#] o POST-GAME............................... [02^] + New Game+: After You've Saved.......... [NG*] + Debate Corner: Let's Talk Nonsense..... [DC*] o EXTRAS.................................. [03^] + Spells................................. [SP$] + Skills................................. [SK$] + Flash Drives........................... [FD$] + Synergy................................ [SY$] + Sidequests............................. [SQ$] + Player's Strategy...................... [PS$] X - Leveling Up Strategy.............. [LS&] X - Leveling Up Guide................. [LU&] X - Vivi's Sidequest Strategy......... [VV&] X - Cecille's Sidequest Strategy...... [CC&] o LEFTOVERS............................... [04^] + Questions & Answers.................... [QA+] + Glitches & Issues...................... [GI+] + Links.................................. [LI+] o GOODBYE................................. [05^] + Hall of Fame........................... [HF+] + House of Trolls........................ [HO+] + E-Mail Me.............................. [EM+] + Famous Last Words...................... [LW+] THE SEARCH FUNCTION: I've implemented a "search function" in this FAQ, it's a keyword found at every end, example: "Characters.........[CH!]" this way you won't have too many problems finding your desired section. 1. In Windows: Ctrl + F 2. Type in [CH!] or just CH! 3. Hit Enter or "Find Next" ........................................................................... B A S I C S [00^] I strongly suggest you go through the basics of this FAQ first, get yourself familiarize with how I organized and arranged my FAQ. And if you happened to have a manual-less game then this section will brief you on a little bit about the game's story, background and controls. ........................................................................... o GAME STORY [ST!] The story in this game is nothing out of this world, it's very generic actually, and it wasn't well put together, you can tell who's the good and the bad guy fairly early in the game, and it seems the word "subtle" does not exist in their dictionary; every little things they try to hide from you gives everything away. Make sense? I hope so, but bizarre stuff really. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - BACKGROUND: LIGHT AND PEACE The Eunus Knights from the East and the Zephyroth Knights from the West are the holy protectors of the Luminous Church. Protected by these Knights, the Luminous religion has led the people of the world into a golden age of peace and prosperity, THE SHADOW COMES As a new millenium drawns, a taint of evil has begun to spread across the land. Recent attacks by monsters and supernatural phenomena appear to be the work of the evil "Witch of Immolation" that appeared with a burst of scorching flames. The people have been reminded of the destruction at Aldheld, a world-shattering battle that took place a thousand years before. .. THE PROTECTORS "Protect the Light, Condemn the Dark". This is the motto of Heath, Arc Knight in the Luminous Church, and leader of the Ever Garden, a facility created to train a group of special soldiers to protect the Church in these times of strife. ........................................................................... o CHARACTERS [CH!] In "Luminous Arc" (L.A. from here on out) sports a diverse number of party members, as with all SRPGs there will be a healer, a magic user, a powerhouse and all that jazz! There's something for everyone to play with. Also! These are just my personal assesments, OPINIONS! So don't get all personal and crazy and then e-mail me telling me how good Pollon is, and how I am going to burn in Hell for disagreeing with you. Cause chances are; I'm stubborn and am not gonna agree but I will respect your opinion, and so should you (be respecting my opinion that is). Shall we begin? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - THE GARDEN CHILDREN: The Garden Children are a bunch of kids taken in by the Church since they were young, raised to fight against the Witches. TGC consists of a few youngsters; you will be introduced to 5 of them early in the game. These descriptions are taken from the game manual. Also if you're wondering what the God in Heaven is NAME'S INITIAL at the end of my "MY OPINION," it's just a reference I'll use later in the guide, so just take note. ================== A L P H / R I F L E M A N ================== A boy who lives in the Ever Garden with his comrades and his younger brother Theo. He is a bit stubborn at times, but has a strong sense of right and wrong. He cares greatly for his brother and for his friends. He greatly admires Heath and wants to be a Knight like him one day. MY OPINION: o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | The hero of the game not really admirable on the battlefield but his | | skill set are pretty decent, since most of them hit far and wide, | | "Magnum" is awesome remember that. Also he gets slightly better in | | term of skill set/stat later in the game. NAME'S INITIAL (A). | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ================== L U C I A / P A R T - T I M E M A I D ================== A mysterious maid who came to work for the Ever Garden. She may come off as cold, but she actually cares for people despite her guarded personality. She takes care of cleaning at the Ever Garden with the exception of the dishes. She cares a lot for Alph, for some reason. MY OPINION: o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | In all honesty I rarely use Lucia, if ever, her list of Magic Spells | | is nothing to write home about her stats are sub-par. I mainly just | | use her for *healing purposes,* nothing else. NAME'S INITIAL (LU). | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ================== C E C I L L E / P R I E S T E S S ================== A priestess at the Ever Garden. She strongly believes in the Luminous religion and enjoys the peace she gets by serving the Light. She is kind to others, with a warm heart, and believes in the teachings of the Luminous Verses. MY OPINION: o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Lol! Die fast and so hard at that too but she does her job well, just | | abuse her as a healer, she will be a much better character later | | in the game. NAME'S INITIAL (C). | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ================== T H E O / A R C H E R ================== Alph's younger brother. Theo looks up to Alph more than anyone else. He's usually training with Alph in the Ever Garden. He will change class. MY OPINION: o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | A character who has yet to visit "Puberty Land," obsess with eggs and | | love his brother like no other, I hated his voice-acting, but Theo | | can really shoot with his bow, his skill set are the worst I've seen, | | I shall pretend that it never exist. =O also, Theo's not a tank, | | so putting him on the front line is like, totallyyyyy sending him to | | Hell. NAME'S INITIAL (T). | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ================== L E O N / F I G H T E R ================== Leon has lived in the Ever Garden since he was a small child, and grew up with Alph and the others. His father was a renowned Knight in the heavy cavalry, known as the "Lion King," who lost his life in battle. Leon has always looked up to his father, and strives to become a stronger warrior and live up to his father's legacy. MY OPINION: o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Even though I pretty much hate Leon for his lame dialogue in the game, | | I've to admit he's good on the battlefield. He delivers crazy damage | | and takes in very little, a powerhouse? Indeed. NAME'S INITIAL (L). | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ================== H E A T H / A R C K N I G H T ================== Heath is an Arc Knight for the Luminous Church. He is known as the "Cleansing Flame," and is respected by those around him for his strong faith and skill in battle. He is prepared to throw himself into any battle to fight for justice. Heath's title suits great knowledge of combat. He has a deep hatred of Witches, and believes that they should all be condemned under the Luminous Church's power. MY OPINION: o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Seriously Heath + Leon = AWESOME! He left early but he will | | return to your party eventually... OMG SPOILERS?! :O He's great | | individually too. *mumble* *mumble*. NAME'S INITIAL (H). | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o OTHER CHARACTERS (SPOILERS?): When you progress further and further into the game, you will meet other characters along the way that will help aid you in your cause, they add a little more flair and diversity into your team, but I personally dislike an RPG with too many people, it's not like I will be using all of them and leveling them up is a chore, and most of them are fillers A.K.A. "I'm here to take up space and be an eyesore, I also have sucky stats and skill/magic set" anyway. The only game that pulled off the "too-many-characters-card" are the Suikoden series and Final Fantasy 6 AND CRONO TRIGGER, of course CT being the best cause I'm biased. :P They're NOT listed in order. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ================== S A K I / N I N J A ================== Saki has one of the worst Skill Set (next to Theo) in the game in my opinion. Skills like "Fire & VoltCard," inflicts very little damage while "SpdJutsu" raises your own speed for 4 turns but what's the point in doing this? Saki is already a character of speed! "ChiStrike" may possibly be one of her better skill since it hits far and wide. You're better off using physical attack to deal real damage with Saki or better yet; use her as a decoy or shield BUT even that is a task too hard for her to undertake, Why? Cause she die fast too. Saki = Bloody Eyesore & a waste of people's time and space. PERIOD. NAME'S INITIAL (S). - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ================== N I K O L A I / S A V A N T ================== Nikolai sports an interesting set of Magic List: they're mostly buff (stat- increasing magics) spells, beside having an annoying voice-acting in the game he's pretty useful. I always start with him casting ATK UP/SPEED UP on Alph, Leon and all my powerhouse characters. Nikolai isn't too bad with his greatbow like Theo he's able to aim far, in fact much farther than Theo ever could. NAME'S INITIAL (N). - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ================== K A I / S A M U R A I ================== Like Saki Kai's Skill Set is a little disappointing they're pretty much selfish skills that buffs or raises the user's stat. Though Kai's able to deliver the hurt pretty well on the battlefield, but he's seems to be a little weak. Not much to say about him here... Except maybe Samurais are way cooler than Ninjas. NAME'S INITIAL (K). - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ================== M E L / T O R R E N T W I T C H ================== Advocate of the Water Element, Mel is just another Cecille to take in her place when Cecille becomes WHOAMG! SHE'S EXTREMELY USEFUL AS A HEALER. Take time to level her up until she has access to her most powerful healing magic known as "SALVATION." Once you've that consider yourself invincible. Bring Mel in every battle possible. NAME INITIAL (M). - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ================== M A V I / N A T U R E W I T C H ================== Don't use Mavi for her magic; first being the fact that her line-up is effin' lame, 2nd she's weak magically you'll find that having her attack physically with her fist will yield more damage than you ever will with her spells. The only redeeming magic she ever possess is the stats-buffing spells like "Guard UP" and so on. NAME'S INITIAL (MA). - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ================== C L A I R E / T H U N D E R W I T C H ================== HIGH MAGIC STAT, I love using her "Drang" spell, level her up as much as you can she's much more stronger magically than anyone else in the game. Though she's a little slow in the speed department. NAME'S INITIAL (CL). - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ================== V I V I / S K Y W I T C H ================== What can I say about her? Beside being lazy and always wanting to sleep, VV can move really far with her flying carpet (much like Saki, cept' Saki has no carpet), and I really like her "Raging Wind"(?) spell, that inflicts Confuse status on the enemy, it really helps a lot, otherwise her magic set aren't all that impressive, take in quite a bit of damage and her magic stat are nothing to be amazed about. NAME'S INITIAL (VV). - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ================== V A N E S S A / F I R E W I T C H ================== Original name was Vanessa Witch of Immolation, but what the heck that's a name too long I prefer Crimson Witch or something like that. Keep things simple please. Anyway Vanessa is pretty much an an all-rounders, her ATK, DEF and MAG aren't all that shabby use her whenever you get the chance, though sucky thing is she joins your party as a permanent member late in the game. NAME'S INITIAL (V). - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ================== P O L L O N / K O O S A N Y A ================== Ok! Since I added him I might as well do a small review on this guy, he got a high Attack/Strength stat I admit, but his accuracy needs a little more work... Even with everything combined to raise his accuracy Pollon still misses a lot. I don't know maybe some of you guys will find him a gem or something but I see nothing. And yes that's it my review, *sticks out tongue* NAME'S INITIAL (PP). ........................................................................... o CONTROLS [CT!] In L.A. there are two types of control, the button control and the Stylus. To switch between these two, press Select (in battle), or go to Options to change manually. Or better yet, go and read the "Instruction Booklet." ;) Actually! I made this ASCII art of a DS Lite about a couple of days ago, I don't know I guess I just wanna show you guys I've MaD ASCII SkiLlz! Nah kidding! Anyways... Ignore the smilies please, I was bored. ._. NINTENDO DS LITE _______________________________________________________ | | | _________________________________ | | | | | | | . . | | | . . . | | . . . | | . . . | 1 | . . . | | | | | | | _________________ | | | | | | | |_________________________________| | | | |_______________________________________________________| (___________________________|________________________||_)<- 8 | | | 3 _________________________________ 4 | 6 | _ | | | | _| |_ | _________________ | X | | |_ o _| | | Y A | 5 | |_| | 2 | B | | | | | | | . . | | | | | o START | | |_________________________________| o SELECT | | | |_______________________________________________________| 7 ASCII Art by defunct32 Controls instruction taken from the manual. 1. TOP SCREEN: o Display your status in battle o Display name of town/dungeon/etc 2. TOUCH SCREEN: o For you to touch o Where most of the action takes place 3. D-PAD (Directional-Pad) o Use this to choose options and move your characters, etc 4. BUTTONS: o For you to press o In battle: + X - Display health + A - Yes/confirm/double confirm/YES! + B - Back out/cancel + Y - Display affinity terrains + L - Switch between characters' status + R - Switch between characters' status o START - Not in use I think? o SELECT - Toggle between control options o Outside battle: + X - Not in use I think? + A - Yes/confirm/double confirm/YES! + B - Back out/cancel + Y - Not in use I think? + L - NIL + R - NIL o START - Display in-game options o SELECT - Not in use I think? 5. STYLUS: o Don't even think about using this thing, this game is not Stylus- Friendly 6. POWER SLIDER o To switch on/off your Nintendo DS 7. VOLUME SLIDER o To increase and lower the volume 8. CRACKED HINGES o Please check! HAHAHA. Just kidding, but yes TOUCH WOOD! ._. ........................................................................... o USING THE WALKTHROUGH [UW!] The main walkthrough is spilt up into different "sections" to make it more neat, organized and easy to understand and read. Please read below for more information. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01. Chapter Start 02. "Preparation Screen" (if applicable) 03. Extra Dialogue (if applicable) 04. Battle & Tips 05. Aftermath This FAQ uses the following format: +--------------------------------+ | BATTLE 01 | +--------------------------------+ | PTY: Alph & Lucia Only | +--------------------------------+ | LVL: 2, 5, (respectively) | +--------------------------------+ | OBJ: Defeat All Enemies. | +--------------------------------+ | ENE: 2 Cerberus, 1 Behemoth | +--------------------------------+ | RWD: 500R | +--------------------------------+ |SPS: VitaMint, Antidote, Catseye| +--------------------------------+ o PTY: Party I used or the game chose for us. o LVL: My party level. o OBJ: Objective of the battle, what is required to win. o ENE: Enemies you're fighting for the chapter/map. o RWD: Reward, Rico ($) you'll be receiving. o SPS: Spoils, items you found on the battlefield. In later part of the game the "LVL box" will be invalid and a new set will take its place, as follow: +-----------------------------------------------+ | BATTLE 11 - WHOAMG PLEASE! | +-----------------------------------------------+ | PTY (LVL): A (21), M (22), T (18), L (22), | | C (17), S (21), N (20), LU (18) | +-----------------------------------------------+ | OBJ: Defeat All Enemies | +-----------------------------------------------+ | ENE: 5 Monks, 1 Archer, Hugo and Andre | +-----------------------------------------------+ | RWD: 2300R | +-----------------------------------------------+ | SPS: SilkCape, IronBrce, HolyWing, FP-Max | +-----------------------------------------------+ I use initials as the names are too long to fit in a box, refer to [CH!] for more information. o PTY (LVL): Party I used or the game chose for us. (character's level). o OBJ: Objective of the battle, what is required to win. o ENE: Enemies you're fighting for the chapter/map. o RWD: Reward, Rico ($) you'll be receiving. o SPS: Spoils, items you found on the battlefield. ........................................................................... o TIPS [TI!] Some general tips to keep in mind, these are not "sure-win" tips or anything but something to help you keep in check of stuff... They're not in order. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 01. As with all SRPGs (Strategy Role Playing Game) or RPGs for that matter, remember to save often. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 02. And don't be stingy with your Save Slots L.A. allows up to 3 save slots right?! Abuse all three. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 03. If you find yourself always dying or too weak to survive a map, it's time you back-track and level up. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 04. Never send all your units to meet their maker, spread them out, so they don't clutter and be the target of multiple attacks. Apparently the enemies in L.A. tends to go over to you, so... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 05. ALWAYS STAY, DON'T MOVE. Let the enemy come to you, when you've them cornered, unleash whatever you havw unto them. MAKE SHORT WORK OF THEM ALL, HIT THEM HARD, HIT THEM FAST. =O - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 06. It always hurt so much more hitting from the SIDE or the BACK, avoid the front if possible. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 07. Always, always have a healer member in your party, level them up, and don't be afraid to use their healing spells when you need it. You can't fight if you're dead right? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 08. In L.A. characters need to earn only 100 EXP to go to the next level, and each time they level up, they regained their HP/MP fully, which is a NICE touch, here's a tip: 1) if a character is dying and he/she is about to go to the next level, let him or her attack or perform some kind of action to regain health and magic point completely for free, another thing, if let's say Leon has about 99 EXP don't use him to deal the finishing blow, cause whatever EXP he will earned for that kill he will only earned 1 point, the rest? Gone case. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 09. Always attack and gang up on the same enemy, if possible, trying to "multi-task" and attack different monsters individually will only drag the battle, make short work of any monsters as fast as you can, the lesser the enemies the better. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10. Much later in the game, around Chapter 5 or so, you will gain the ability to execute "Flash Drive" think of "Flash Drive" as something similar to the Final Fantasy's series "Limit Break." (I'm sure you have at least played that overhyped game), the moment you have the chance to use it, go ALL out and use it, cause you can't "save" on "Flash Drive" the bar will reset after every battle. You will of course would like to save it for the best moment when you actually need it, but don't ever waste an FD by not executing it. Got it? ^^ surviving a battle and not dying is really satisfying you know. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 11. To check health at a glance, tap the X button, it will display all the character's health on screen including the enemies, so don't be healing the wrong party I tell you, I swear this game feels very "lazy" they could have chosen a different color for the enemy's health bar maybe a red one? WHOAMG! ARE YOU LISTENING MARVELOUS ENTERTAINMENT/IMAGE EPOCH? If you make a sequel brush up on the game, clean it up give us a quality end product and I will love you and Cecille forever! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12. You will earn 30 EXP for any Magics/Skill that help improve/aid your allies, people like Mel, Lucia and Cecille are your healers, as long as you heal another person other than yourself, you will earn 30 EXP, this work for buff (stat-increasing) spells too (Nikolai's Speed UP/Guard Up etc) I also just realized Theo has that "FirstAid" skill that will also net him 30 EXP, abuse it! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 13. Flash Drive will never hurt your allies, so if you're going to use it and one or more of your allies are in the way, just use it, they won't be included in the attack which is nice. ........................................................................... W A L K T H R O U G H [01^] Here we are, in the walkthrough section but before we proceed let's take a couple of minutes to go through a few things below. ........................................................................... o PREPARATION SCREEN [PR^] This game will have a lot of those "Preparation Screen" (well I call it "Preparation Screen" for lack of a better term) you can choose to do a couple of things in "Preparation Screen:" PREPARATION SCREEN: o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | o Action; lets you talk with party members. | | o Shop; allows you to upgrade your equipments and re-stock on items. | | o Return to the World Map; yeah... Return to the World Map. | | o Advance The Story; Move on and make progress in the game. | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o Whatever it is I won't tell you to go and talk to your members it's your choice, I will just say "go buy things and advance the story" but it is important that you talk, to understand what is going on I know the game yaps a lot but it's interesting to interact and talk with the others. o SHOPPING IN LUMINOUS ARC [SL^] There will be a shop in almost every town found in Luminous Arc, some- times 2 to 3 in a row, whether you choose to upgrade/spend the money on equipments to upgrade is up to you, but I'd like to say that: before you buy anything CHECK the difference in stats growth. If a weapon/armor only increases by +1 or +2 DON'T BOTHER but if you feel unsafe for fear of giant cocks *cockatrice* raping you, then go ahead, proceed with the purchase, but if I were you I'd rather save the Rico (L.A.'s currency) or stock up on ViTonics/Mints. And then wait out for a better shop, later in the game you'll get to imbue anyway... NO! I never bother to imbue, IMHO it's waste of time, money, and space the only plus point for imbuing is (I THINK/GUESS) is for Wi-Fi battles but I don't have access to Wi-Fi so yeah. Now shall we proceed with the actual walkthrough? ........................................................................... o START YOUR GAME: Start a new game, the moment the game starts there will be some talking and you will then be required to pick any word, this will affect what items you'll receive from a certain someone later in Chapter 14. ........................................................................... ############################ CHAPTER 1: HOLY GARDEN [HG#] ############################ "Protect the Light, Condemn the Dark" You'll see a scene between two monks yapping about blasphemy, God and Witches and especially about a 13 year old boy (though he very much looks like a girl). They were soon caught by the Cardinal and was given a tongue lashing, Johaness then step in (talk about Divine Intervention?) and make everything ok. The scene will then switch to two guys who are in the middle of sparring. A lot of cringe-worthy vocals going on (namely that one person in green). After much talking you'll be introduced to Leon, Heath, Cecille and the two brothers earlier... And then it happened, a civilian will come running to you screaming for help, seems like while they were harvesting herbs they were attacked by *Giant Cocks* and Minotaurs. HAHAHA COMEDY GOLD A+. PREPARATION SCREEN: o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | o Action; lets you talk with party members. | | o Shop; allows you to upgrade your equipments and re-stock on items. | | o Return to the World Map; yeah... Return to the World Map. | | o Advance The Story; Choose this! Nothing else matters really. | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o +--------------------------------+ | BATTLE 01 - SAVE THE CIVILIANS | +--------------------------------+ | PTY: Alph, Theo, Leon, Heath | +--------------------------------+ | LVL: 1, 1, 1, 1 (respectively) | +--------------------------------+ | OBJ: Defeat All Enemies | +--------------------------------+ | ENE: 2 Roosters, 2 Minotaurs | +--------------------------------+ | RWD: 400R | +--------------------------------+ | SPS: VitaMint, Antidote | +--------------------------------+ #### TIPS #### This is one of those easy battles in L.A. if you lose to those giant cocks then shame on you! Haha, make full use of Heath's "Sturm" Theo is an Archer if you haven't realized so if you don't want him to take the rollercoaster ride to Hell please have him far away from the frontline. Not much strategy to offer, this map is really, really easy. ######### AFTERMATH ######### Civilian saved, mission accomplished now head back to Holy/Ever Garden, when you're on the World Map go ahead and save. #################### REMEMBER TO LEVEL UP #################### Remember to at least level up once in a while between each chapters (if applicable), it takes only 100 EXP to go to the next level, so try not to overleveled or it'll take the fun out of the game. Use your best judgment. And ugh! Don't e-mail me about how I spell "judgment" it's JUDGment without the "e" in judge. English is one funny language. ........................................................................... ############################## CHAPTER 2: GIRL IN WHITE [GI#] ############################## "Yowza! What a cutie" - Leon You'll be greeted (some sort) by a new person in the dorm she started calling everyone smelly and especially Alph: sweaty, she'll then introduced herself as Lucia turned out she's a new maid Heath or whoever hired. The crew will then argue about who will wash the dishes and show the new maid around. Alph gets the honour. PREPARATION SCREEN: o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | o Action; feel free to interact with the others. | | o Shop; NOTHING MUCH, but feel free to check it out. | | o Return to the World Map; prepare/save/etc. | | o Advance The Story; it's time to move on, choose this. | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o Later that night Alph had a dream and heard a voice akin to Lucia, so he decided to seek out the maid; after much argument, a three-headed wolf appeared out of nowhere it seems like our hero had forgotten to clean his weapon after the first battle he had with the giant cocks. ._.; +----------------------------------+ | BATTLE 02 - NIGHT RAID | +----------------------------------+ | PTY: Alph & Lucia Only | +----------------------------------+ | LVL: 2, 5, (respectively) | +----------------------------------+ | OBJ: Defeat All Enemies | +----------------------------------+ | ENE: 2 Cerberuses, 1 Behemoth | +----------------------------------+ | RWD: 500R | +----------------------------------+ | SPS: VitaMint, Antidote, Catseye | +----------------------------------+ #### TIPS #### Just stay, don't move, the enemies will come to you seems like L.A.'s AIs are "unique" in the sense that they love coming for you. Instead of you going over to them might as well wait it out, since I just started playing this game I can't verify if it's the same thing every battle anyone wanna verify? Anyway Lucia came "equipped" with "Shine" and "Aid" the former is an offensive spell, the latter is a healing spell. I spammed "Shine" like crazy and made s hort work of the two Cerberus and suprisingly Lucia hits pretty hard with her broom too (a witch? Or is it because she's level 5?), so you can go both ways with her, attacker or a healer. Another straightforward battle get this done and over with. ######### AFTARMATH ######### Alph then realized that Lucia's a Witch, what a plot twister? Well not really. Just then Leon then appeared and demanded that we venture into the Palu Forest. ##################### PROVEN FACT YOU GUYS! ##################### It has been verified that "L.A.'s" AIs are really dumb and will almost all the time come for you. Don't let other people tell you otherwise ok? Exceptions goes to MAGIC USERS and ARCHERS, anyone with half a brain knows that long-range shooter/attacker won't foolishly come up close to you to deliver the damage... Sheesh! Don't leave your brain at the doorstep. ........................................................................... ################################# CHAPTER 3: CONDEMN THE DARK [CT#] ################################# "I stare because I care" - Leon Make track to Palu Forest once you take a step inside there will be a few scene between a couple of people, the interesting one being Leon flirting with Cecille and then Heath butting in. And then the developers annoy you with more dialogues. Don't burst (no pun intended) a blood vessel now... PREPARATION SCREEN: o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | o Action; Ignore... | | o Shop; NOT APPLICABLE. | | o Return to the World; prepare/save/etc. | | o Advance The Story; Yes, choose this. | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o Heath will warn Alph about how strong the enemies will be from here on out, to be honest with you this guy is full of bull. Period. The highlight of this conversation is actually the ability to do INTERMISSION with your party members after every battle INCLUDING RANDOM ENCOUNTERS. +-----------------------------------------+ | BATTLE 03 - THE LAPISTIER | +-----------------------------------------+ | PTY: Alph, Theo, Leon, Heath, Cecille | +-----------------------------------------+ | LVL: 3, 1, 2, 3, 3 (respectively) | +-----------------------------------------+ | OBJ: Defeat All Enemies | +-----------------------------------------+ | ENE: 3 Fighters, 2 Archers, 1 Cleric | +-----------------------------------------+ | RWD: 800R | +-----------------------------------------+ | SPS: VitaMint, Cape, HolyFthr | +-----------------------------------------+ #### TIPS #### If you bring in Theo be sure to protect him; he isn't much of a tank let Alph, Leon and Heath deliver the damage. Cecille can help by not being a nuisance unless to help heal her allies. Alph can assist with his Rifle skill and Theo can aid from afar with his bow, if you lose to that one particular Cleric in this fight, then AHA! Shame on you! ;D Make short work of all the Archers and Fighters, then just send Heath to go after that Cleric lady, when the lady dies this battle will be over. Yea obviously right? Haha. ######### AFTERMATH ######### Leon will act like as if he single-handedly eliminate the enemies all by himself, Lucia got a little upset and ran off. More talking. Later that night Lucia called Alph dumb cause the lady they just defeated is not really a ... But she isn't really innocent either cause she's a ... Lucia will go on to say that Witches are actually way more powerful than anything else combined. Oh really? Lol. ........................................................................... #################################### CHAPTER 4: WITCH OF IMMOLATION [WO#] #################################### "Hey, lady in Red who are you?" - Leon The townspeople praised TGC for their effort against the monsters they're pretty much talked about around town. Theo will feel overwhelmed, the whole crew will then head for the Luminous Church to meet the Cardinal, Lucia asked whether it's ok for her to visit Kingston (considering she's a Witch?) Heath insisted that she comes along since he regards her as one of the Children. Alph worries and started whispering to Lucia and then more drama ensues. PREPARATION SCREEN: o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | o Action; Nothing left to say here. Get a move on | | o Shop; NEW STUFF! NEW STUFF*. | | o Return to the World Map; prepare/save/etc. | | o Advance The Story; NOT NOW. | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o *I suggest you go shopping, I bought a couple of stuff for my "Children" HOLY ZEHAAL! IT'S SHOPPING TIME!: o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | WEAPON: | | Long Sword for Alph | | Nodachi for Leon | | Flatbow for Theo | | Heal Staff for Cecille | | | | HEAD: | | Fedora for Theo | | | | ARMOR: | | Scale Mail for Alph, Leon and Heath | | White Robe for Cecille | | | | ITEM: | | Stock up on VitaMint, if you want. | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o I ran out of cash pretty fast so I sold off my old equipments you can try random encounter to earn some money, but I opted to sell away all my old equipments. either way your call! Now, go save your game, and pick "Advance the Story." "???" will appear in a bright white light Leon asked who she is etc, long story short, you will be fighting the Witch of Immolation. +-----------------------------------------+ | BATTLE 04 - THE LADY IN RED | +-----------------------------------------+ | PTY: Alph, Theo, Leon, Heath, Cecille | +-----------------------------------------+ | LVL: 6, 3, 3, 5, 3 (respectively) | +-----------------------------------------+ | OBJ: Defeat All Enemies | +-----------------------------------------+ | ENE: 3 Hikopins, 2 Behemoths, Vanessa | +-----------------------------------------+ | RWD: 1300R | +-----------------------------------------+ | SPS: ViTonic, HolyFthr, Toy Ring | +-----------------------------------------+ #### TIPS #### Theo, Leon and Cecille were at Level 3 when I started this fight, I suggest that you go level them up a bit more to level 5 or 6. This battle may seems a little bit intimidating at first but it's nothing much really. Start out by spreading out but not towards your enemies let the Hikopins come in closer to you. Use Alph's Rifle skill, Theo can help assist adding damage by attacking, not forgetting Heath's 2 panels physical attack is really handy too also take note Heath is physically and mentally solid he can absorb quite a bit of damage. Have Leon use Charge on himself to bolster his attack power, I believe it lasts for at least 4 turns so do some calculation. I quickly make short work of the Hikopins with Heath, Alph, Leon and Theo. Then I dispatched everyone except Heath to focus on the Behemoths, since Heath is going for Vanessa with Cecille aiding him with some HP-Restoring spell(s). All in all just remember to stay healthy and everything will be alright. ######### AFTERMATH ######### Lucia discovered that Alph is the very person she has been looking for, her mission is now complete and she revealed herself as the Dawn Witch much to everyone surprise. Heath got all hot and bothered, Mel appeared on time and take Lucia away... ........................................................................... ################################ RANDOM ENCOUNTERS & INTERMISSION ################################ If you haven't done so already, now is the time to do some intermission, it's a nice addition to this game, just pretend you're playing "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" except you get some really lame prizes for guessing the right answer... Also random encounters aren't really random, the enemies are all pre- determined, I blame the lazy developers. Hey devs! It's either you buck up or back out. ........................................................................... ########################## CHAPTER 5: DEPARTURE [DP#] ########################## "THE WITCH BUSTERS? ._." - Dil Damn! I forgot what's the name of the place we're supposed to go, but lol! Don't worry you can NEVER EVER get yourself lost in this game, once you've reached the said place, there will be loads of injured soldiers, Alph and crew will be shocked at the state of things. Cecille will of course offer her help to the ailing soliders, but alas it didn't turned out that well since one soldier mistook her for a monster (A+, soldier) and started running amok while screaming something about a bright, white light (Vanessa comes to mind? No.) Kingston arrives and started parting words of wisdom to you, soon TGC will be renamed to "The Witch Busters" Leon objects and Heath suggested an even more annoying name "The Fatal Hounds..." nice. PREPARATION SCREEN: o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | o Action; I don't pay attention to this. | | o Shop; NEW STUFF!. | | o Return to the World Map; prepare/save/etc. | | o Advance The Story; not now. | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o Go shopping now! There's new stuff available MAY I HAVE WAFFLE & CHEESE PLEASE?: o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | WEAPON: | | Liuyedao for Alph (verified*) | | Bihander for Leon | | Longbow for Theo | | | | HEAD: | | Fedora for Theo | | | | ARMOR: | | Ring Mail for Alph, Leon and Heath | | Vestment for Theo | | | | ITEM: | | STOCK UP on VitaMint, I bought a couple (10 VitaMints total). | | | | *Jimmy Salim has verified that Liuyedao is indeed Mandarin. | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o Done? Sell off your old equipments, for more money! Now go talk to everyone if you want, I did, it was fun, go and save your game and choose to advance the story. Heath will propose a challenge to Alph, get ready! +-----------------------------------------+ | BATTLE 05 - IT'S EITHER YOU OR ME | +-----------------------------------------+ | PTY: Alph Only | +-----------------------------------------+ | LVL: 8 | +-----------------------------------------+ | OBJ: Defeat Heath | +-----------------------------------------+ | ENE: Heath | +-----------------------------------------+ | RWD: 1400R | +-----------------------------------------+ | SPS: FP-Fizzy, Mittens, Greaves | +-----------------------------------------+ #### TIPS #### I was level 8, Heath was 10, I'm not sure if this is pre-determined? Can anyone verify? Anyway... Alph's Rifle won't hit for much, so save your MP for later, take note that Heath's attack is 2 panels forward (or something like that), so it's always good to stay a couple of tiles away from him, whenever you are low on health, JUST RUN TO A CORNER and use VITAMINT, then when Heath goes over to you, this is your chance to attack him from the side or back (I usually only manage to attack from the side though). When he's low on health, Heath will try to get away, by then he would be around 20 HP and below, now is the time to use your Rifle, it hits for 100% fire away and finish him off. I didn't had much difficulty with this battle. ######### AFTERMATH ######### Alph gets appointed as leader of the "Fatal Hounds!" Cool, I think so... Leon gets excessively jealous (and annoying too) and said something along the line of "I'd have chosen a different leader," lol, talk about sour grapes. You will be given directions to go seek out Nikolai... Also, Flash Drive is now available to a couple of characters. Nothing fancy. The animations are weak, *dun dun dun* *drum rolls*... lazy developers. ........................................................................... ######################## CHAPTER 6: REUNION [RE#] ######################## "BING! BING! BING!" - Nikolai You'll arrive at "Port Town Ridget" Cecille will mention of how peaceful the town is, Leon will talk about burning ashes reduced to something... which I beg your freakin' pardon Leon; what the effin' hell are you talking about? He also further adds that he once bathed with Cecille when they were kids, ._. tsk! That's out of topic and 50 shades of wrong. Alph and crew soon discovered that everything is in shambles all around seems like the Witch of Immolation was here to razed everything to the ground, Cecille then offered her help, but no one was hurt, the civilian also adds that someone came long and cast healing magics... (it must be Lucia?). This Chapter is also where you'll be introduced to Saki, pretty much a character of speed she also came coupled with some of the crappiest skills I've ever laid my eyes on. And who the Hell voiced her? She sounds like a freakin' robot... PREPARATION SCREEN: o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | o Action; speak with your party members if you want. | | o Shop; NEW STUFF!. | | o Return to the World Map; prepare/save/etc. | | o Advance The Story; not now. | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o Go shopping now! There's new stuff available. KEEP 10% OF YOUR MONTHLY PAYCHECK!: o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | WEAPON: | | NONE | | | | HEAD: | | Leather Helmet for both Alph and Leon | | Panama for Theo | | | | ARMOR: | | Chain Mail for both Alph and Leon | | Burlap for Theo | | Down Robe for Cecille | | | | ITEM: | | Stock up on VitaMint. | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o I suggest you keep your equipments for now, well to be specific, your WEAPONS only, later in the game, you will have the option to imbue (upgrade) your weapons, and this game does not allow you to remove your weapon. Save your game if you want. Then choose to advance the story. You'll be on board a ship and will soon be greeted by a girl with a mush- room hat, after much talking she introduced herself as Mel, yeah! A Witch, a Torrent Witch (Water). More talking... And then you'll be drawn into a battle. +-----------------------------------------------+ | BATTLE 06 - THE TORRENT WITCH | +-----------------------------------------------+ | PTY: Alph, Saki, Theo, Leon, Cecille, Nikolai | +-----------------------------------------------+ | LVL: 11, 12, 6, 11, 7, 14 (respectively) | +-----------------------------------------------+ | OBJ: Defeat All Enemies | +-----------------------------------------------+ | ENE: 5 Hikopins, Mel (Torrent Witch) | +-----------------------------------------------+ | RWD: 1800R | +-----------------------------------------------+ | SPS: ToxiCharm, FP-Fizzy, MagiSoda | +-----------------------------------------------+ #### TIPS #### First thing first, it's always best to deal with the Hikopins. Characters like Leon (with Fire affinity) will take extra damage from Water Spells, so keep an eye out, have Cecille heal whenever necessary but keep her at a distance as well, she does not deal with magic attacks very well. What I did was to have Leon use Charge ASAP, and then send him to the front line to deal with all of the Hikopins, of course with Cecille's healing POWERZ~! Saki's attack range goes for 2 tiles, so you don't have to go to the Hikopin's side directly to attack, take note that the enemy can cast healing spells, and they will not hesitate to use when they're low on health. Don't try to multi-task unless you can perform a one-hit kill, otherwise ganging up is recommended. Flash Drives will prove to be very crucial (especially Leon's) in this battle, so the moment you get the chance to use it, ABUSE IT! Don't SAVE and remember whatever the case is DO NOT LET LEON die, he is your primary attacker, trust me, he's good with his hands than with his mouth. Once you've gotten rid of all the Hikopins just gang up on Mel (with the exception of Cecille, keep her close so she can "Aid" whenever necessary), use "Charge" on Leon again and if he still have any FD's left, unleash it on Mel and with everyone else attacking, Mel will go down in no time. Umm... I never really use Theo, and Nikolai was there buffing everyone up. ######### AFTERMATH ######### Mel will cry and blab on about "Fated Kinship" and "Rym," it got Alph all pissed off not knowing what the hell is a Rym?! Lucia will come to Mel's aid and they will both teleport themselves out of the ship. ........................................................................... ############################## CHAPTER 7: THE INFORMANT [TI#] ############################## "WHERE. ARE. THE. WITCHES." - Saki Imagine this: You're trapped in a burning building and all exits got blocked out, right next to you is Nikolai who sounds like an annoying prick with an extremely high-pitch voice screaming "HELP!" "HELP!" "BING! BING! BING!" non-stop. Behind you is Saki who keeps on wimpering "we're gonna die" over and over in a dreadful, monotonous yet very robotic tone, NOW TOP THE ICING with the sweltering heat. You've lost all hope to survive, in your final moment what will you do? E-mail me your answer. And... WHO THE FREAKIN' HELL VOICED ALL THESE CHARACTERS?!?! UGH!... *ahem* Anyway... Theo will immediately notice an argument going on, someone was denied entry to access the "Holy Capital" due to the Witches recent antics; the capital was placed under Martial Law. Cecille will recognize the person as Nikolai (a new addition to your ever growing party). After much talking, Nikolai will mention something the Witches and then everyone got hungry and decides to hit the local pub. ############# ABOUT NIKOLAI ############# Nikolai is a long-range character, he's like Theo albeit much, much better and he's the master of Support Magic. I'll have you know that I dumped Theo and have Nikolai replace him. PREPARATION SCREEN: o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | o Action; your call. | | o Shop; NEW STUFF!. | | o Return to the World Map; prepare/save/etc. | | o Advance The Story; not now. | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o Go shopping now! There's new stuff available. THERE'S ONE FOR EVERYONE; I THINK SO: o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | WEAPON: | | Sabre for Alph | | Claymore for Leon | | Yumi for Theo | | Short Staff for Cecille | | Mizudori for Saki | | | | HEAD: | | Skullcap for both Alph and Leon | | Stetson for Theo, Saki and Nikolai | | White Hood for Cecille | | | | ARMOR: | | Dash Mail for both Alph and Leon | | Overalls for Theo and Nikolai | | Brown Dogi for Saki | | Silk Robe for both Cecille and Nikolai | | | | ITEM: | | As always, stock up on "VitaMints." | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o Well, they never eat they TALK. And then Nikolai sensed a Witch. And then you'll fight.. +-----------------------------------------------+ | BATTLE 07 - VANESSA | +-----------------------------------------------+ | PTY: Alph, Saki, Theo, Leon, Cecille, Nikolai | +-----------------------------------------------+ | LVL: 14, 16, 12, 13, 13, 14 (respectively) | +-----------------------------------------------+ | OBJ: Defeat All Enemies | +-----------------------------------------------+ | ENE: 3 Hikopins, 2 Behemoths and Vanessa | +-----------------------------------------------+ | RWD: 1900R | +-----------------------------------------------+ | SPS: RuneCharm, RubyBand, RubyRing, FP-Fizzy | +-----------------------------------------------+ #### TIPS #### There will be a Hikopin on the table to your left, Saki will be able to reach the Fire Elemental so send her that way remember she can hit for 2 panels, so don't send her next to the Hikopin just 2 panels away and attack you should mostly be able to move first, so send everyone to kill that one Hikopin, but try to spread out as much as you can. Nikolai should just buff party members, (what buffs? Your call!), Cecille like always heal whenever needed/necessary, when you get the chance to use Leon "Charge" him as usual, and abused his "X Slash" he will make short work of the Hikopins really fast, and since Leon is Fire Elemental he should be able to withstand the heat, use VitaMints when necessary. If you get the chance to use your FD, then use it right away! Vanessa can attack multiple target with her fire spell so be careful. Nikolai should be healing too with "VitaMints" With everyone healing and whatnot, this battle shouldn't be too hard to overcome, also if a couple of your allies died, it's ok I'd probably say, they're too weak to survive this map, people like Cecille, Theo and Nikolai once you're done with the Witch of Immolation this battle is over. ######### AFTERMATH ######### Vanessa will be pissed that she lost to a bunch of kids, and proceeds to perform some kind of magic on Alph, but Theo blocked the attack and took the hit for his brother, very brave indeed I wouldn't even think twice about running away haha. ;D Some interesting dialogues and Vanessa will go away, but this is not the last you'll see of her. Next day, Leon will suggest seeking out the rest of the Lapistier good idea ####### A+ SAKI ####### Cecille: Where did you go Saki? Saki: Picking flowers ........................................................................... ################################## CHAPTER 8: THE METAMORPHOSIS [ME#] ################################## "'Fetal Clowns?' What's that?" - Civilian You'll find yourself in the mining town of I-forgot-what's-the-name-and-I- couldn't-be-bothered-to-go-and-check/confirm/verify. Just know that it's a mining town, Leon and Theo will talk about food and a civilian will pop up and ask who you people are... Theo will then feel sickly from the after-effect of Nogila Megila. PREPARATION SCREEN: o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | o Action; ... | | o Shop; NEW STUFF!. | | o Return to the World Map; prepare/save/etc. | | o Advance The Story; not now. | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o Go shopping now! There's new stuff available. Seems like every town have something new to offer. FEELING GENEROUS?: o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | WEAPON: | | Estoc for Alph | | Mana Blade for Leon | | Sceptre for Cecille | | Fuuka for Saki | | Chukonu for Nikolai | | | | HEAD: | | Helemt for both Alph and Leon | | Antlers for Theo, Saki and Nikolai | | White Hood for Cecille | | | | ARMOR: | | Wafuku for Theo and Nikolai | | Blue Dogi for Saki | | Heavy Robe Robe for both Cecille and Nikolai | | | | ACC: | | Your call! I never usually bother with this one, but if you must get | | them I suggest you go for Attack+ for all the powerhouse characters | | and Magic+ stuff for Cecille. | | | | ITEMS: | | VitaMints ALWAYS. | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o Now choose to advance the story. Monster will attack the Mining Town, FATAL HOUNDS on the ready! +-----------------------------------------------+ | BATTLE 08 - FATAL HOUNDS IN ACTION | +-----------------------------------------------+ | PTY: Alph, Theo, Leon, Cecille, Saki, Nikolai | +-----------------------------------------------+ | LVL: 17, 13, 16, 14, 16, 17 (respectively) | +-----------------------------------------------+ | OBJ: Defeat All Enemies | +-----------------------------------------------+ | ENE: 2 Cerberuses, 2 Red Snakes, 1 Gigas | +-----------------------------------------------+ | RWD: 2000R | +-----------------------------------------------+ | SPS: BlueRock, Belt, SilkCape, HolyWing | +-----------------------------------------------+ #### TIPS #### The Cerberus has a Wind spell and the Red Snake a Fire spell at their disposal, but it's still nothing to worry about it. Leon as always use "Charge" when it is Nikolai's turn, use "Guard Up" on Theo, Cecille, Saki, and Nikolai himself, Theo can shoot from behind the rock along with Alph's "Rifle/Shotgun" Leon + "X-Slash" = Dead Enemy, Cecille heal as always (to check health at glance, press the X button) attack, heal when necessary, use FD when you get the chance, this map is seriously a joke not much strategy to offer. ######### AFTERMATH ######### The Civilian thanked the crew, but the monster still appears Theo came to the rescue but something is amiss, seems like Theo's hand turned into that of a dragon, whoah! More drama, Alph got angry, Theo got defensive, everyone else got upset and confused, topped this with some lengthy dialogue = Snorefest/ZZZ. The villagers will go against your crew, the only way to get around this is to get out of town. Smart move. ........................................................................... ############## REGARDING LEON ############## Now is the time to go and level up Leon, he will leave your party FOR A WHILE and it hurts my heart that I didn't level him up enough, and he came back with the level that he left your party with. Not that he's weak in general but it seems a little unbalanced. ############################ CHAPTER 9: FURNACE GOD [FG#] ############################ "Facial Mounds? -_-;" - Godor Supposedly there's a Lapistier here in this town that people referred to as God! A civilian will pop up and tell you more about it. The "God" was used to make weapons. PREPARATION SCREEN: o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | o Action; try talking to Cecille | | o Shop; NEW STUFF!. | | o Return to the World Map; prepare/save/etc. | | o Advance The Story; not now. | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o If you talk to Cecille she will mentioned about picking herbs up, this is actually a sidequest, as I can't be bothered to do any quests on the side it's up to you if you wish to take up her offer (travel all the way back to Ever Garden). This quest last till Chapter 13 as in do it before you reach Chapter 13 I'm not sure how true this is, don't quote me on that. Either way I'm not going to cover any SQ for now, I might in the future as an add-on to this guide, otherwise it's all the main story for now! Verified: I think you're supposed to finish chapter 9 THEN you travel back to Ever Garden to trigger the Sidequest (SQ). Now check the shop! ARE YOU COMING WITH ME?: o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | WEAPON: | | Falchion for Alph | | Stone Bow for Theo | | Zanka for Saki | | Kite Eye for Nikolai | | | | HEAD: | | Lux Helm for both Alph and Leon | | Lumin Cap for Theo, Saki and Nikolai | | Silk Hood for Cecille | | | | ARMOR: | | LumnMail for both Alph and Leon | | Black Dogi for Saki | | MinkRobe for both Cecille and Nikolai | | | | ITEM: | | Stock up on VitaMints. | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o It's up to you if you want to upgrade your equipments cause I swear every town will have something new so upgrade whatever necessary I didn't upgrade much except for the weapon. Now after you're done you may check the Library for some useless backdrop about the town or just advance the story. You will meet your good friend Nogila Vanessa Megila, after much talking you will be drawn into a brawl. +-----------------------------------------------+ | BATTLE 09 - THE CRIMSON WITCH | +-----------------------------------------------+ | PTY: Alph, Theo, Leon, Cecille, Saki, Nikolai | +-----------------------------------------------+ | LVL: 19, 14, 19, 15, 18, 18 (respectively) | +-----------------------------------------------+ | OBJ: Defeat All Enemies | +-----------------------------------------------+ | ENE: 5 Hikopins, 2 Behemoths and Vanessa | +-----------------------------------------------+ | RWD: 2100R | +-----------------------------------------------+ | SPS: Barette, SaneCharm, LuminCap, FP-Fizzy | +-----------------------------------------------+ #### TIPS #### You may want to use FP-Fizzy on Leon the moment you get your first chance to move. SPREAD OUT! If you're slow and Vanessa comes up to you, her fire spell will HURT you. My strategy for this map is: Leon = Charge + X-Slash he's able to solo this map seriously, and Cecille should always, always heal but don't put her in range of enemy's attack she's Water Elemental remember? Alph should abuse his "Rile" the Hikopins are susceptible to his "Rifle" hitting for quite a bit of damage, now when you get the chance to attack Vanessa from the back with Leon in charge, unleash Leon's FD "Edge Slash" on her I managed to hit her for 212 DMG and conveniently Alph was in range I executed "Rifle" and Vanessa went down, the rest are easy to tackle. Don't be afraid to RUN and use VitaMints whenever necessary. It's not all that hard, if you take your time and plan everything out. Well if succumbed to Vanessa and lose (ha! SHAME ON YOU), there's always a 2nd chance (TRY AGAIN). ######### AFTERMATH ######### Vanessa will be pissed she messed up then forces Theo to fight by her side, Nikolai added that the dragons are supposed to be the Witches' enemies Vanessa snapped back saying that's just a lame myth the Church made up! "???" will appear to stop Vanessa in her track, seems like the Wtiches have internal issues? Vanessa will then "yoink" the Fire Lapistier and vanish! Now it's time to uncurse Theo! ........................................................................... ###################### CHAPTER 10: WIND [WI#] ###################### "I had a nice loooooong nap!" - Vivi We're on the way to the Witches' Hideout, coveniently named "Witch Village" you'll be required to get something deep in the forest first though. PREPARATION SCREEN: o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | o Action; ... | | o Shop; NOT AVAILABLE!. | | o Return to the World Map; prepare/save/etc. | | o Advance The Story; choose this. | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o Advance the story. Cecille will be super extra reluctant. You'll be introduced to Vivi, a lazy, sleepy Witch that just takes life a little too easy; Lucia will mention something about the "Cronos Gem" but before you could have it, Vivi suggested a game of tag. ##################### THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT ##################### Go ahead and dispatch those Hikopins, they're in the way. BUT DON'T EVER KILL VIVI or it's game over for you. +-----------------------------------------------+ | BATTLE 10 - CATCH THE WIND | +-----------------------------------------------+ | PTY: YOUR CHOICE | +-----------------------------------------------+ | LVL: NOT APPLICABLE | +-----------------------------------------------+ | OBJ: CATCH VIVI DON'T KILL HER | +-----------------------------------------------+ | ENE: Hikopins, Vivi (DON'T KILL HER) | +-----------------------------------------------+ | RWD: ----- | +-----------------------------------------------+ | SPS: -------------------------------------- | +-----------------------------------------------+ |You need to trap Vivi with two characters like | |so: | | | | YOU | | :( OR YOU :( YOU | | YOU | | | | YOU = YEAH YOU! | | :( = Vivi | +-----------------------------------------------+ ############################## IT'S NOT EVEN A MATTER OF LUCK ############################## Use Saki, and another fast-moving character to catch Vivi. Also Vivi will tend to run into a corner so just send everyone after her you'll eventually trap her. ################ GAME'S OVER VIVI ################ Vivi will pass you the "Chronos Gem" Rejoice! The Lapistier is actually meant to save the planet? Are you confused? Yeah the Witches aren't the bad guys, I WAS SO SHOCKED, DAMN? *SARCASM* ########## NEW FORMAT ########## We're reaching the point where we're able to deploy up to 8 (eight) units so, I'll be using initials to list my party check my Character's [CH!] initials. The one in the (bracket). ........................................................................... ############################### CHAPTER 11: HOLY JUDGMENT [HJ#] ############################### "I will kill you all with my huge muscles..." - Andre You'll be at "Ring End Falls" pretty interesting backdrop, but that's all there is to it. You're pretty near the "Witch Village" after a little bit of talking Mel will appear again! And asks all of you to follow her, there will be a "Preparation Screen" but nothing interesting so just choose to advance the story. Andre will appear out of nowhere *bummer! :|* AND a new chracter will be "introduced" to you, his name is "Hugo" funny how his name appear without any proper intorduction first, but alas he's pretty insignificant pretty much all villian in this game are insignificant except for ... and ... Fast forward! The two oafs are here to take Theo away for experiments! What the hell is the Church up to? +-----------------------------------------------+ | BATTLE 11 - DRAGON'S DESTINY! | +-----------------------------------------------+ | PTY (LVL): A (21), M (22), T (18), L (22), | | C (17), S (21), N (20), LU (18) | +-----------------------------------------------+ | OBJ: Defeat All Enemies | +-----------------------------------------------+ | ENE: 5 Monks, 1 Archer, Hugo and Andre | +-----------------------------------------------+ | RWD: 2300R | +-----------------------------------------------+ | SPS: SilkCape, IronBrce, HolyWing, FP-Max | +-----------------------------------------------+ #### TIPS #### The Archer will come forth take her out ASAP Hugo will also not hesitate to use his healing magic to heal his allies, so... Leon + Charge + Normal Attack will do the trick on the Archer. After that pesky shooter is gone, you can now concentrate on either Hugo or Andre, if you're able to use Alph's FD "Burst Attack" I recommend you use it on Andre, the "Paralysis" effect has a 50-50 chance of happening, in my case it did inflicted causing Andre not being able to move and exposed to Leon :) OH! I got lucky and Hugo got paralyzed too. Send everyone on the right, all the way to the left they seriously can't handle the 5 monks, once the monks come running after you, send Leon and Alph to destroy them Theo can assist from the back and the rest of the Witches spam healing magics! If you managed to get Leon up to Level 23, he should have "Burning Leo" as part of his 2nd level "Flash Drive" now this thing is pretty handy if you have 2 level of FD bar filled up and the Monks are standing in a row of two, abused this with "Leon + Charge + Burning Leo" you can take out two Monks in a turn. Sweet eh? Once you get most of them out, this map will be easy to tackle. ######### AFTERMATH ######### Andre will hurled some ridiculously hurtful remarks... :*( ~tears of pain~ just flowed down my cheek! LOL~ anyway Alph and gang will now be labeled as "traitors" no big deal you will get around this ^.^ after much talking you will now head for the "Witch Village." ........................................................................... ############################## CHAPTER 12: LETHE FOREST [LF#] ############################## "*sniff* *sniff*" - Claire You will be at the entrace of "Lethe Forest" Mel will remove the barrier so you can access the place and meet the other Witches. You will soon get the "Preparation Screen" nothing to prepare here, if you haven't save before you start this Chapter, then you might want to return to the World Map to save, up to you once you're done, choose to advance the story. You will meet Claire who will demand a fight with you, to test your strength! +-----------------------------------------------+ | BATTLE 12 - WITCHES OF THE FOREST | +-----------------------------------------------+ | PTY (LVL): A (23), T (19), L (24), C (19), | | S (22), N (21), M (23) | +-----------------------------------------------+ | OBJ: Defeat All Enemies | +-----------------------------------------------+ |ENE: 4 Hikopins, 3 Witches (Claire, Mavi, Vivi)| +-----------------------------------------------+ | RWD: 2400R | +-----------------------------------------------+ | SPS: Tiara, Red Rock, OpalBand, FP-Max | +-----------------------------------------------+ #### TIPS #### Fighting against 3 Witches is not a funny business!... Vivi will get the first move if she uses "Poison," the moment you get a chance to move use Antidote (if you're inflicted with the poison status) then move away spread out. Same formula apply for Leon - Charge + X-Slash or Burning Leo will almost guarantee a victory, Leon should of course try to aim for the Witches while the rest (Alph, Theo and Nikolai) can help aid in killing the Hikopins, Mel and Cecille back up the rest with healing spells. If you keep up with the healing and be out of the attack range of the Witches, this battle won't be that hard. ######### AFTERMATH ######### Claire will finally understand your true strength and welcome you to their village well the Witches aren't all that bad? I'm sure you could've guessed by now where this is going, after much mumbling, Claire will reveal that, that is not a curse but a spell that will return Theo to its original form, so yes Theo is a dragon and so is his brother shocked?! Well I'm not really. In order to neutralize the curse you will need an item called the "Draconic Geode" by the volcanic mountains of I forgot the name! LOL Lucia has already gone out to get the item though, which means, we will of course be going there too. You will have Vivi as an ally for the rest of the game. I recommend you level up your party a little if they're in their early 20s. Use your best judgment. ........................................................................... ############################# CHAPTER 13: WITCH & RYM [WR#] ############################# "Sorry, babydoll." - Mel Vivi will call everyone slow, Leon called her a cheater, and Mel appeared out of nowhere, what a weird bunch, you will soon get the "Preparation- Screen" not much option! You can choose to talk to your members otherwise choose to advance the story. I really like the BGM (Background Music) so darn mysterious, anyway Mel will said that the "Draconic Geocide" can usually be found "around here" but monsters love eating rocks... Chances are you'll encounter one WHICH WILL happen to be muching on a "D. Geocide" Leon will notice a couple of monsters "over there," Lucia will be in a little bit of trouble, Alph came to the rescue, a little bit of argument ensue. ###################### MEL OR VIVI? YOUR CALL ###################### I replaced Vivi with Mel cause Mel is a potent healer and will prove useful you're given 8 units to deploy whoever you choose is up to you, but this guide will follow and use my preferred party. +---------------------------------------------------+ | BATTLE 13 - WITCH IN DISTRESS | +---------------------------------------------------+ | PTY (LVL): A (25), LU (19), T (23), L (26), | | C (21), S (23), N (22), VV (27), | | M (24) | +---------------------------------------------------+ | OBJ: Defeat All Enemies/Protect Lucia | +---------------------------------------------------+ | ENE: 2 Triheads, 3 Gigas, 2 Salamands, 1 Keythong | +---------------------------------------------------+ | RWD: 3000R | +---------------------------------------------------+ | SPS: Wias, Ru, Nahta x2 | +---------------------------------------------------+ #### TIPS #### Lucia will start in the middle surrounded by 3 Gigas and a couple of others my strategy here is that the moment you get to move Lucia, move her out of the way, if Lucia gets hit by an enemy heal her right away! Remember you've three healers (if you bring in Mel) Mel, Cecille and Lucia are three people who can "Aid/Heal." You can actually clutter together and leave only *one space* for the enemy to land and attack you, those who can attack from afar (Nikolai, Theo and Alph) can chip in, and those who can heal can just heal any other person (they get exp) and stuff. This battle is so full of win I don't think I need to provide anymore tips than this. Oh! Of course if the enemy is waiting for you on the other side, send out your powerhouse (Leon) to finish them. You will figure this out and overcome this battle in no time. ######### AFTERMATH ######### Alph will reprimand Lucia and she will apologize, the "Draconic Geocide" will be in your hands. You'll meet Master Papa who will ask his apprentice Pollon Pollon to turn the rock into a charm to "contain" Theo's curse, but Theo will still be able to unleash his dragon powers at will (which still sucks anyway). Theo will change class to "Rym Guardian." Also, you will now be able to to imbue or "add effects" to your equipments, someone on GameFAQs.com has already submitted a FAQ on it, so go check it out. And Wi-Fi is now accessible. Vanessa will make a ruckus the next morning, and your team decides to go after her. ############### REGARDING WI-FI ############### I Wi-Fi this game with a friend of mine about a couple of weeks ago and it super-duper sucks elephant's trunk it's slow, stupid, ridiculous and has a time limit? What gives? I suggest you stay off Wi-Fi and play the game normally. ######### LEVEL UP! ######### And please level up all your characters or only the 8 you will be using. You will need the extra level, try to hit the mid 30s (32 - 34 if possible) this is not required but will help tremendously in your next fight... I've already warned ya! So don't come bitching at the forums and scream at everyone about how the next Chapter sucks so bad. :) ........................................................................... ####################### CHAPTER 14: TABOO [TA#] ####################### "DOES THAT INCLUDE YOU?" - ???? Everything is in a mess, no time to mourn it's time to fight the Witch from Hell! +------------------------------------------------+ | BATTLE 14 - RAGING HELLFIRE! | +------------------------------------------------+ | PTY (LVL): A (28), T (27), L (27), N (24), | | C (24), LU (23), MA (31), M (27) | +------------------------------------------------+ | OBJ: Defeat All Enemies | +------------------------------------------------+ | ENE: 5 Fire Elementals, 2 Behemoths, 1 Vanessa | +------------------------------------------------+ | RWD: 3600R | +------------------------------------------------+ | SPS: FireRing, Elyuto, Esta, Nahta | +------------------------------------------------+ #### TIPS #### Ok this is the battle that got everyone all upset and annoyed, I did warned you before about leveling up right? Here are some pointers: o Level up (at least to mid 30s) o Stock up on VitaMints, as many as you possibly can o Spread out, but also remember to dish out the attacks o Heal whenever necessary; don't be afraid Now when you first start try to spread everyone out do not clutter together the Hikopins and Vanessa have fire spell that can hit 5 panel (+), spread your party out, I know it's a little hard since there's isn't much space but it can be done. When you get the chance to use Leon, same formula applies "Charge + X-Slash" if you level him up prior to this chapter, he should be powerful enough to easily take a Hikopin out team him up with Mavi = AWESOME! If you've Alph, Nikolai and Theo in your party they can assist Leon and attack from afar. I had Mel, Lucia, and Cecille spam "HEAL" like crazy and by the fourth time they cast it, they auto-full heal and gained a level, the basic strategy here is simple, I repeat: o Send Leon and Mavi to the front o Alph, Theo and Nikolai back up from afar o Cecille, Mel and Lucia heal non-stop o AND use VitaMints whenever necessary The Behemoth may prove to be quite a challenge since Vanessa will most probably raise their attack power, but no biggie, just heal up as much, I took out all the Hikopins first and slay the Behemoths later and still managed to clear this map fine on my first try. Keep up with the healing, and this Chapter is a breeze. ######### AFTERMATH ######### The Wind Lapistier will calm itself down, Kingston will soon appear with "something" new... Well that "something" new is the Steel Witch IRIS! =O blablablabla the Thunder Lapistier will popped up Saki will get agitated and finally realized the Church had a hand at raiding her hometown many years ago to steal the Thunder Lapistier. You will soon enter a battle with the Steel Witch... +-------------------------------------------------+ | BATTLE 14 PT. 2 - IRIS OF DOOM! | +-------------------------------------------------+ | PTY (LVL): A (29), V (32), T (29), L (30), | | N (26), C (25), LU (25), M (29) | +-------------------------------------------------+ | OBJ: Defeat All Enemies | +-------------------------------------------------+ |ENE: 2 Gargoyles, 3 Bolt Golems, 2 Reptiles, Iris| +-------------------------------------------------+ | RWD: 4000R | +-------------------------------------------------+ | SPS: Nitl, Simul, Vio, Cin | +-------------------------------------------------+ #### TIPS #### This battle should be easy with Vanessa on your side and a lot of space to move and spread out, you shouldn't be havng any "out of this world" difficulty. The moment you get to move Vanessa, use "AtkUP" on Leon and whoever happened to be standing next to him, the Gargoyle will probably move towards you, so just send Leon out there and X-Slash the enemy to death. The rest with healing spell will of course just spam them to =O DEATH! The minions are a joke. The Steel Witch is even... uhh... easier? Best of luck! *haha* ######### AFTERMATH ######### Kingston will ask Iris to activate "Hyper Mode" Iris will then activate said mode, Vanessa will then urge everyone to run to her, V's magic will get everyone out of that place to a nearby town called "Madrasta" after much talking V will disappear. Save your progress on the World Map ........................................................................... ############################## CHAPTER 15: PARTING WAYS [PW#] ############################## "SIR HEATH?... ERROR. ERROR." - Iris Everyone will be in a state of panic! Wanting to escape from the Witches Lucia stressed that it wasn't the Witches' fault but Iris's, Alph will cue the crew to take a break, you will get the... PREPARATION SCREEN: o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | o Action; ... | | o Shop; Upgrade your equipments. | | o Return to the World Map; prepare/save/etc. | | o Advance The Story; not now. | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o Visit the shop. I only buy equipments for my 8 MOST used Characters, this way you won't be wasting too much money decide on your 8 and upgrade their "wears" in later part of the game you may want to purchase upgraded equipments for all of your characters, as there will be a New Game+ with a new dungeon available and then you can imbue before you end the game and go straight for the new dungeon. NO MORE SHOP PLEASE!: o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | WEAPON: | | Rapier for Alph | | Changdao for Leon | | Iron Bow for Theo | | Vitbrand for Cecille | | Chizuru for Saki | | Owl Eye for Nikolai | | MapleRod for Lucia | | Palm for Mel | | SilvLamp for Vivi | | Caestus for Mavi | | Messer for Pollon | | | | HEAD: | | IronHelm for Alph, Leon and Pollon | | Cat Ears for Theo, Saki and Nikolai | | FrogHood for Cecille, Vivi, Mel, Lucia and Mavi | | | | ARMOR: | | HvyMail for Alph and Leon | | Wht Dogi for Saki | | MagiRobe for Cecille and Nikolai and Pollon | | SilkCoat for Vivi, Mel, Lucia and Mavi | | | | ACC: | | | | ----- | | | | ITEM: | | Spend allllll your money on VitaMints/Tonics, you will need it! | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o Done? Now return to the World Map and Save, go back in and advance the story. The Crow Knights -- Heath will arrive everyone and their mom will rejoice! Heath will calm everyone down, the crew will approach him, Heath'll then start scolding all of you blablablabla! And Heath will punish you with his own hands! Of course you won't let that happen, let's knock some sense into that thick skull of his! +-----------------------------------------+ | BATTLE 15 - ANGER OF THE ARC KNIGHT | +-----------------------------------------+ | PTY: Alph Only | +-----------------------------------------+ | LVL: 29 | +-----------------------------------------+ | OBJ: Defeat Heath | +-----------------------------------------+ | ENE: Heath | +-----------------------------------------+ | RWD: 4300R | +-----------------------------------------+ | SPS: Clie, Fom, Mustto, Nogila | +-----------------------------------------+ #### TIPS #### Be as far away from Heath as you can. Two things you should always abuse: o VitaMints/Tonic. o Rifle or Magnum. The moment you get hit, just use VitaMint Heath will attack you first followed by his Flash Drive, guaranteed (unless he switch pattern which is rare?) once he has unleashed his attack on you he will run away, use your "Magnum" and also try to stay as far away as you can (yah! I know I repeat this like many, many times). I managed to paralyzed him with Alph's "Burst Attack" that last for 2 turns really turned the table around, you may wanna try your luck with that. Heath'll be easy once you run his health down. So not much strategy really. ######### AFTERMATH ######### Heath will insist that Witches are evil beings and that he doesn't care if God eats the world up, Kingston will appear out of nowhere and demands that Iris destroy them all! Iris obeyed but soon fall apart when she saw Sir Heath. Kingston will further add pressure on Heath to catch us all, but he hesitated so the Cardinal executed the order himself and the Knights will soon come running after you! Though fear not, cause someone will save you and his name is *dun dun dun*, he's a Samurai who will help you in the name of justice, man how nice! Haha. Jojo will butt in and talk about giving her body away and stuff like that. Very disturbing. You will escape after much talking, you will be introudced to a new character -- Kai! Now is the time to level up Leon as much as you can Cause he will be leaving your party. Or better yet, level up your preferred party of 8. ........................................................................... ################################# CHAPTER 16: SECOND THOUGHTS [ST#] ################################# "Goodbye, you crybaby" - Lucia >;| Alph will get all emotional that Sir Heath refuses to listen to him, Lucia will try to console Alph but it turned into something like "I can't depend on you, and I really can't depend on you at all" talk. Lucia will stormed off on her own; "Goodbye, you crybaby" :'( "Preparation Screen," not much to do here you may want to save, well I suggest you just save anyway then you advance the story. IT'S Andre! Saki's right, how unfortunate that we should encounter him of all people in the planet! +-------------------------------------------------+ | BATTLE 16 - ANDRE | +-------------------------------------------------+ | PTY (LVL): A (31), T (31), L (31), N (27), | | C (26), K (33), MA (31), M (30) | +-------------------------------------------------+ | OBJ: Defeat All Enemies | +-------------------------------------------------+ | ENE: 5 Monks, 1 Cleric, 1 Magician and Andre | +-------------------------------------------------+ | RWD: 4800R | +-------------------------------------------------+ | SPS: Andre Ar, Ranta, Ru, Wias | +-------------------------------------------------+ #### TIPS #### The monks are seriously pushing the envelope, since I didn't really level up my party that much I'm suffering here a bit. Well the basic still applies though -- "Leon + Charge + X-Slash" (hit from the side or back) will almost decimate a monk's life. If you bring in Mel and Cecille they should be your primary healer, please put them far away but near enough to lend a helping hand to the melee fighters in your party. If you bring in Mavi and Nikolai, Nikolai can cast "Atk UP" on Kai and Alph and Mavi can execute "GuardUP" on them. Your choice. Andre will no doubt abuse his Flash Drive whenever he gets the chance, this is crazy since Lucia isn't here your healing PoWeRz has gone down a notch, though taking out Andre with Leon might be tempting, I strongly suggest taking out those pesky magic-users, then get those monks out of the way or at least bring their health down, they will run away, once you shooed them off, you can concentrate all your attack on Andre. Once Andre is gone, shift your attention to the monks (if you chose to bring the monk's health down instead of completely killing them) and this map will finish. Don't forget to keep healing and use VitaMints/Tonic whenever necessary. ######### AFTERMATH ######### Leon will find out that Andre was the culprit behind his father's death. So he decided to go after the metalhead, while you guys go on ahead and carry out your mission with the Witches. Everyone will knock some sense into Alph! It's time to find Lucia. ........................................................................... #################################### CHAPTER 17: A HERO'S AWAKENING [AH#] #################################### "YOU WILL DIE ALONE" - Iris Lucia will be all by her lonesome self, talking and thinking about Alph when suddenlty a voice was heard saying "YOU WILL DIE ALONE" well, it's none other than my favourite robot! Iris! Lucia's insist that she can fight alone! D: The screen will switch back to the crew frantically looking for Lucia, Claire will appear before you and said that she was worried cause she felt Alph and Lucia separating, and that she also sense the Thunder Lapistier and Lucia nearby, Mel will demand that everyone to step on it, Claire will *mumble* to herself. PREPARATION SCREEN: o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | o Action; ... | | o Shop; Check out the store. | | o Return to the World Map; prepare/save/etc. | | o Advance The Story; later... | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o SOME MORE NEW STUFF: o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | WEAPON: | | Kazakiri for Saki | | AshRod for Lucia (I think) | | Cycad for Mel | | EagleEye for Nikolai | | SilvLamp for Vivi | | Myrmex for Mavi | | Pugio for Pollon | | | | HEAD: | | Hvy Helm for Alph | | Top Hat for Theo, Saki, Nikolai and Kai | | Lux Hood for Claire, Cecille, Vivi, Mel and Mavi | | | | ARMOR: | | FldPlate for Alph | | Suit for Theo, Nikolai and Pollon | | BlckBelt for Saki and Kai | | FineRobe for Cecille and Nikolai | | | | ACC: | | Up to you... | | | | ITEM: | | Stock up on VitaMints/Tonics... | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o Done? Save and then choose to advance the story. Lucia will be experiencing a lot of trouble with the Steel Witch, seems like the Lab Experiment prove to be quite a threat?! No...? Alph and crew will arrive on time and apologize and stuff, Lucia said that she believed in Alph all along... They both will perform some weird "ritual" of closing your eyes, lol this artwork reminds me of Theo & Alph's "Rym's Impact" Synergy except it's Theo ugh! Anyway Alph will finally change class to "Rym Hero." Such a snazzy outfit Alph ;D his last three skills will change too, I have yet to earn them while Alph still a Rifleman, so I don't know if the last three skills as a Rifleman exist or not? Or maybe it's left empty on purpose so when you change Class the new 3 skills will fill up the empty slots? Can anyone verify please? Alph and Lucia will learn "Shining Ray" as their Synergy. Rejoice! Now it's time to kick Iris in the butt. +-------------------------------------------------+ | BATTLE 17 - IRIS OF DOOM PT. 2 | +-------------------------------------------------+ | PTY (LVL): A (33), LU (27), T (36), N (31), | | C (29), CL (36), MA (34), M (30) | +-------------------------------------------------+ | OBJ: Defeat All Enemies | +-------------------------------------------------+ | ENE: 4 Knights, 2 Clerics, 1 Magician and Iris | +-------------------------------------------------+ | RWD: 5600R | +-------------------------------------------------+ | SPS: Rym x2, Alche, Nogila | +-------------------------------------------------+ #### TIPS #### Alph and Lucia will be in the middle of the map, and the rest down below. You should move both Alph and Lu all the way down and team up with the rest as soon as their turn comes up of course dispatching the Cleric and Knight along the way, they will be sandwiched anyway. You may want to have your Alph cast "RymShld" on Lucia to protect her from suffering any damage for three turns... Ok JUST BLOODY CAST IT ANYWAY. Iris will definitely use her "Flash Drive" I suggest bringing in Mel and Cecille (you're bound to bring one of the healers anyway right? Well I brought both), Theo and Nikolai can assist with their attack from the back, if you bring in Mavi you can push her to the front but be sure to have one of your healer backing her up, I'm sure everyone and everything will squezze at the bottom screen, which is fun ^^; cause this battle is easy. Iris is no threat unless she start abusing her FD's but couple with a lot of healing and VitaMints you shouldn't be experiencing a lot of trouble. Leveling up prior to this fight also helps tremendously! ######### AFTERMATH ######### You'll head back to "Lethe Forest" to bring Mother Lapistier back to the Witch Village... This is not the last you'll see of Iris. ........................................................................... ################################# CHAPTER 18: LIKE, AN ANGEL? [LA#] ################################# "Shiiinnyyy, Shiinnnnyyy" - Vivi Hugo will try to bring the barrier down with the Round Table Council's new invention but it didn't work, Priel will lol'd and destroy the barrier single handedly. The screen will soon switch to your crew, Claire will sense something amiss she sensed that the barrier has been destroyed, Vanessa will appear and repeat the same thing (durr!) Claire was called an idiot and admitted herself to being one. Wow... Therese and Alice will cry and said that some strange man went by straight to Mother Lapis, you will get the "Preparation Screen" but there's isn't much to do now, feel free to save if you want otherwise choose to advance the story. Priel will destroy Mother Lapis, Cecille will have a headache and fainted right away... You'll then get an improved and much better Cecille -- The Twilight Witch ahhhh! You will now also learn a new Synergy for both Cecille and Saki. Now it's time to... +------------------------------------------------------+ | BATTLE 18 - GOD'S ANGEL | +------------------------------------------------------+ | PTY (LVL): A (35), V (38), C (33), T(39), | | N (34), K (35), MA (38), M (31) | +------------------------------------------------------+ | OBJ: Defeat All Enemies | +------------------------------------------------------+ | ENE: 2 Knights, 2 Rangers, 2 Magicians, Priel & Hugo | +------------------------------------------------------+ | RWD: 6200R | +------------------------------------------------------+ | SPS: Vespe, Melan, Teros, OnyxRing | +------------------------------------------------------+ #### TIPS #### Cecille realllly helps in this fight! Her "Abyss" hits for high damage and for 5 panels (5 persons), her "HealAll" covers a wide range and heals for a lot too, Vanessa can really delivers damage with just her attack. So you have great people on your side, and I can honestly, frankly, truthfully say this battle is very, very easy, if you get own by Priel... I don't know what else to say, OMG perhaps? Like so totally OWNZ by Priel is not cool =O Now when you first start, spread out, the map is generous with space so you can place your characters anywhere, bring in Mel for extra healing powers, Priel will of course abuse her Flash when she gets the chance to use it, but it will only hit for 200+ damage but still it hurts, so heal the victims ASAP I actually gang up on Priel! Allow me to demostrate: ME ME :( ME ME :O :) o ME = MEEEEEEE! o :( = Priel o :O = Cecille - Spam Dark (not Abyss unless you want ME to get hurt) o :) = Mel - Spam Heal o Priel = OWN! Attacking on all four side is really awesome, once Priel is gone, you can concentrate on the lesser enemies, they're easy to cull so just give your all, I didn't mention Alph eh? Cause when Cecille became the "Twilight Witch," Alph as a "Rym Hero" fails on so many levels. HA HA HA! ######### AFTERMATH ######### Hugo and Priel will make their escape, Vanessa will run after them, Alph will wonder how could something like that be an Angel? (well I'm wondering too) ha ha! Oh... Mel said she is MORE surprised that Cecille's a Witch, oh well the first time when she entered the "Witch Village" the part where she said she heard a voice saying "welcome back" is a dead giveaway, so I am not surprised Mel, I'm more confused than surprise actually... Cecille said that she left the village and sealed her memory and according to the Garden Children they were together since they were kids, so is Cecille saying that she left the forest as a kid to join the rest of the Garden Children? How did the Lapistiers got scattered all over the world? I think they did cover about this topic, I think I overlooked? And how come the Witches never mention anything about the "Dark Rune?" As in, there's 6 of them, if the planet is indeed governs by 7 elements, why aren't they talking about where is "The Twilight Witch" their missing sister? Cecille? I don't know where the hell am I going with this?! ALSO DARKNESS CONTROL DESTINY? HOW DO YOU DEFINE PATH AND DESTINY IF IT'S GOVERNS BY DARKNESS? EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE SO DARK!!!! I'D RATHER THE DAWN WITCH GOVERNS FATE AND DESTINY! Oh! My keyboard's capslock was screwed hence is why everything is in upper case, I didn't said this before right? I'm kind of lazy to bring everything to their right "case" just pretend I'm not yelling k. It's not like I'm worked up over something like darkness controls destiny, the developers sure have a weird sense of humor. ################### LEVEL UP, LEVEL UP! ################### Before you start the next Chapter I suggest you go level up your party of 8 Cecille will be super handy now that she has a couple of healing/aid spells "Restore" will completely revive a fallen character (full HP/MP), HealAll covers a WIDE range and heals for a lot more... Her "Abyss" and "Dark" spells are definitely perfect for "mass killing." CECILLE IS A GODDESS NOW! This is intentional, not due to capslock issue k. ........................................................................... ################################ CHAPTER 19: ALTAR OF SOULS [AO#] ################################ "ERROR. I PLAYED AN INCORRECT FILE." - Iris You will be at the "Altar of Souls" Cecille will try to re-create the barrier by using her "Dark Lapistier" everyone will be annoying and repeat the same thing in different phrases and words "let's seal this place," "that's right ya'll let's seal this place," "yes Zehaal must not be revive let's seal this place," "LET'S SEAL THIS PLACE AT ONCE" IF I'M IN THE GAME I WILL SEAL ALL OF YOUR DAMN MOUTH! You will get the "Preparation Screen" now is the time to go back and save if you want. Done? Advance the story. You'll meet Iris here A.K.A. a fight is inevitable. +------------------------------------------------------+ | BATTLE 19 - IRIS OF DOOM PT. 3 | +------------------------------------------------------+ | PTY (LVL): A (36), LU (31), T (39), N (36), C (33), | | CL (36), MA (39), M (33) | +------------------------------------------------------+ | OBJ: Defeat All Enemies | +------------------------------------------------------+ | ENE: 3 Armors, 2 Rangers, 2 Deacons and Iris | +------------------------------------------------------+ | RWD: 6800R | +------------------------------------------------------+ | SPS: Farv, Chino x2, Rovm | +------------------------------------------------------+ #### TIPS #### Iris is a darn cheater she starts with 3/3 FD's, so what I did is push every one to the back leaving the one with the most HP in the front, so Iris can waste her drive on that one person, now the moment you get a chance to move heal the victim, unless you plan on making him or her the scapegoat, then leave the person to die. Do not stay cluttered together, Iris and her minions have multi-target spells. I know there's isn't much space but do you know you can jump over to the side where the Rangers are? Oh! Talking about Rangers, they're quite a pest, I took them out right after I've taken away the Armors (Knights), Iris will of course keep on abusing her FD whenever she gets the chance and will also use her most powerful spell, she will run out of MP pretty fast though, so the key to this fight is HEAL, HEAL, HEAL! It also helps if you're level 41 and above, I'm pretty low level, but miraculously I'm able to pull this map off. Yes strategy + luck (real life luck) I supposed? If only Leon was here. ######### AFTERMATH ######### Vivi will smell many people coming your way! Saki will go and appraise the size of the pursuers, turned out to be a whole fleet of Army and their commander is none other than Sir Heath (Iris' favourtie), Iris will butt in and call Sir Heath, Heath will be shocked to see Iris! =O and--- *Priel butts in* follow by Kingston whoa! We have quite a party here eh? Lol @ "Witches, traitors and 500 fools" after Priel snuffed out all those 500 men you will see an interesting cutscene between Heath and Iris. It's very interesting, I really like the voice-acting in this part. You will soon discover that Iris was an orphan Heath took care of and she has since love Heath as an older brother, Kai will step forward and Heath will thank Kai for protecting Alph and the others. Turned out Heath has been on our side all along, (such dramatic plot twist? *predictable really :|*). Alph will be happy that Heath is back, Lucia will make fun of Alph sobbing over him, Kai and Sir Heath will learn the Synergy "Holy Knights." You will now head for the "Holy Capital." I recommend that you level up your party of 8 to at least above level 41+ now. ........................................................................... ################################ CHAPTER 20: LION'S PRIDE - [LP#] ################################ "you're nothing but a guard dog" - Leon "The Holy Eclipse" is proceeding smoothly according to Heath, Alph will demand that we stop them right now! But Heath refuses saying about some crows blocking the way bummer! VV will smell sweat and blood coming from "that direction" so you guys decided to check it out. But of course. You will now get the "Preparation Screen." Not much to choose so pick "Advance the Story." You'll see Leon arguing with Andre, seems like Andre is really proud to be guarding these "Holy Gates" Leon will smack it right in his face by saying "you're nothing but a guard dog." A+ Leon! After much talking... Alph will butt in, more talking... Then Andre will summons crows and stars alike, lol according to Andre they're the best of the best! Wait till they meet Cecille and her "Culling" spell. HAHAHA! CECILLE IS A GODDESS! +-------------------------------------------------------+ | BATTLE 20 - THIS IS THE LAST TIME WE'LL SEE YOU ANDRE | +-------------------------------------------------------+ | PTY (LVL): A (40), L (36), H (40) T (41), C (41), | | K (36), LU (35), M (35) | +-------------------------------------------------------+ | OBJ: Defeat All Enemies | +-------------------------------------------------------+ | ENE: 5 Kungfus, 2 Bishops, and Andre | +-------------------------------------------------------+ | RWD: 7200R | +-------------------------------------------------------+ | SPS: Regulus, Aide x3 | +-------------------------------------------------------+ #### TIPS #### First! Move away but position everyone so that they won't miss out on the buffings! Did you level up Leon? Well I didn't. But that's not the point, anyway I brought Cecille, Mel and Lucia along now the moment I get the chance to move Cecille I cast "Magic Up" on the three Witches, the moment I get to move Heath I cast "Protector" on the three Witches also, when I get to use Alph I cast "RymShld" on Leon. BUFF GALORE! Oh yes! Andre will come "equipped" with full FDs (3/3) so it's always good to steer clear of him first, let the monks come over to you, the Bishops will be more of a nuisance than a threat, since they tend to heal their wounded allies which is not cool. What I did is to clear out all the monks first (perserving my FDs as well) then lure Andre out into the open he will hit hard if you're low-level and will of course abuse his FDs whenever he got the chance, this is where the three Witches will come in handy, spam Heal as much as you can, also Mel's "Hail" will really hurt the monks since they're of the Fire Elements, once the monks are taken care of, you can choose to shift your attention to the Bishops I took care of Andre first by ganging up on him, then finally remove all the irritants that are called "Bishops." How you chose to do it your business. ;) This fight is easy! You've a lot of space to move, very generous you just need to heal very often! ######### AFTERMATH ######### Andre will finally be defeated Theo will comment with his squeaky voice.... Oh baby I cringed! x\ everyone will butt in and commend on Leon's superior skills, you will obtain the "Regulus Heart." Leon will be surprised at Cecille's transformation, cool! After much talking Nikolai and Leon will learn a new Synergy "Rival Strike" man these two should just hook up and learn another Synergy "Lovers' Strike" always bickering. Leon will change class to "Sword Master" but it's just a name... Now get your ass up and head to San Reise! -_- OH LOL! I MUST SAY THIS IS THE BEST "LIFE OF KOPIN" ever! Oh that sexy, long, luscious legs! ........................................................................... ############################## CHAPTER 21: HOLY ECLIPSE [HE#] ############################## "You cuties all look so, like steamed!" - Priel You will be at San Reise: The Holy Capital the place where they supposedly trying to revive God. Everyone will be in a hurry to stop the ceremony but your (not mine) favourite Manatee had to be a wet blanket and asked for a breather! Leon argued that there's no time for break. You'll get the "Preparation Screen" there's a shop! Time to upgrade your 8 warriors! PREPARATION SCREEN: o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | o Action; ... | | o Shop; NEW STUFF!. | | o Return to the World Map; prepare/save/etc. | | o Advance The Story; later. | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o LEAVE THE POLITICS TO THE MAD MEN & GO SHOPPING!: o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | WEAPON: | | Kilij for Alph | | Steel Bow for Theo | | Flame Horn for Cecille | | Ohka for Saki | | Hawk Eye for Nikolai | | Rune Rod for Lucia | | Lily Pad for Mel | | Gold Lamp for Vivi | | Sphairai for Mavi | | Kukri for Pollon | | Kai your choice, I went with Genbu (Guard + 20) | | Sage Book for Claire | | Ranseur for Heath | | | | Ignore Demon Scythe for Vanessa | | | | HEAD: | | Grand Helmet for Alph, Pollon, Heath and Leon | | Bowler for Theo, Saki, Nikolai and Kai | | Fine Hood for Claire, Cecille, Vivi, Mel, Lucia and Mavi | | | | ARMOR: | | Grand Mail for Alph, Heath and Leon | | Fine Suit for Theo, Nikolai and Pollon | | Cobra Kai for Saki and Kai | | Magi Coat for Claire, Vivi, Mel, Lucia and Mavi | | | | ITEMS: | | Stock up on ViTonics. | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o Don't forget you have "Andre Armor" I used that on Alph. Done? Return to the World Map and save, then advance the story. Lucia will noticed a fight near the entrance, turned out it's our lovely Vanessa, she will now join your team permanently which is cool! Now I can present you my Greatest 8: 01. Alph 02. Leon 03. Heath 04. Lucia 05. Cecille 06. Mel 07. Claire 08. Vanessa I will use the above till I send God to Hell. Claire will urged the Big V to fight together, Vanessa will of course "shoot" Claire for her lameness which in turn will make the purple-haired Witch cry. Now get those out of the way, cause it's time to stop God's rebirth. +-------------------------------------------------------+ | BATTLE 21 - STOP GOD'S REBIRTH; IT'S NOW OR NEVER! | +-------------------------------------------------------+ | PTY (LVL): A (43), V (42), L (37), C (42), LU (36), | | CL (41), M (37), H (43) | +-------------------------------------------------------+ | OBJ: Defeat All Enemies | +-------------------------------------------------------+ | ENE: 3 Tamplars, 2 Wizards, 1 Bishop, 2 Marksmen | +-------------------------------------------------------+ | RWD: 7400R | +-------------------------------------------------------+ | SPS: Lakto, Skon, Notos x2 | +-------------------------------------------------------+ #### TIPS #### This battle is really easy, just don't let the Templars empower you, you can ignore the Wizards for a bit, but try to take out the Bishop cause she heals her wounded allies as well as the Marksmen -- Archers are annoying. What I did is to buff up my primary attackers, Vanessa will have "AtkUP" Heath have "Protector" (Guard UP), Cecille have "Magic UP" apply it on your attackers/healers (atk UP/Magic UP respectively). I sent out Leon to dispatch the Templars with Mel backing him up with healing spells, Alph can aid by using "Rifle/Magnum" or "Shotgun" Lucia and Cecille can help in healing the rest... To make this fight even easier, once you've earned Cecille's "Culling" you can use it to take out most of the enemies. There's isn't much strategy to offer here. ######### AFTERMATH ######### Insignificant people will be inside the Church: Kingston and Johanees, the guy seems a little happy and giving to be God's vessel, Priel will then teleport both herself and Jo out of the place and leave Kingston to play with you... +-------------------------------------------------------+ | BATTLE 21 PT. 2 - KINGSTON'S NEW TOY | +-------------------------------------------------------+ | PTY (LVL): A (43), L (39), C (43), LU (37), CL (41), | | V (43), M (37), H (44) | +-------------------------------------------------------+ | OBJ: Defeat All Enemies | +-------------------------------------------------------+ | ENE: 4 Alch Eyes and Alkemion | +-------------------------------------------------------+ | RWD: 7800R | +-------------------------------------------------------+ | SPS: Clie, Val, Ruma and Weis | +-------------------------------------------------------+ #### TIPS #### Oh lol! What kind of bizarre end product is this? The 4 "eyes" are not really something you should be worried about, let them come over to you, seems like the only spell they ever spit out is "Drang" which still hurts over 190+ HP anyway, so be sure to spam Heal/or higher tier magic spell as much as you can. They're rather easy to gang up on. The real "boss" is even easier, all it ever does it sit there and do some occasional lol attacks. I seriously shouldn't be giving any tips much less strategy for this fight! ...It's getting ridiculous. ######### AFTERMATH ######### Kingston's new toy failed miserably, Vanessa will rub it in his face some more with some comments, Kingston will escape and meet up with The Angel. "Oh no! You guys totally lost already?" what a ditz :\ lolz. Jojo just started to form the cocoon, whatever that means...? Priel said that once the cocoon hatches Master God will be resurrected. Alph will offer to smash the Cocoon to bits, which doesn't go very well with the Angel. FIGHT! +-------------------------------------------------------+ | BATTLE 21 PT. 3 - SCORN OF AN ANGEL! | +-------------------------------------------------------+ | PTY (LVL): A (45), L (40), C (44), LU (38), CL (44), | | V (44), M (39), H (45) | +-------------------------------------------------------+ | OBJ: Defeat All Enemies | +-------------------------------------------------------+ | ENE: 2 Armors 1 Mage, 1 Deacon and Priel | +-------------------------------------------------------+ | RWD: 8000R | +-------------------------------------------------------+ | SPS: Rowm, Chino x3 | +-------------------------------------------------------+ #### TIPS #### Since you can't save your game and this is your third battle in a row, I suggest you suspend your game, don't worry the Suspended File will never disappear like most other games would, which is kind of like a God's blessing... This battle is surprisingly easy. Oh my God I've been saying easy for almost every battle, but I'm not kidding, one of the Armor will almost certainly attack one of your party members, what's next? Gang up on him thank the Heaven Priel did not come with full FDs (3/3) so you can ignore the valley girl for a while, clear away all the lesser enemies, then just gang up on Priel. There! I know my tips are beginning to get "lazy" but I swear upon my life this game is getting reaaaaally easy. So I'm not gonna insult your intelligence by telling you to do this and that. Also new formula for Leon "Charge + HoundClaw" = Sure Win! ######### AFTERMATH ######### Master God's cocoon is complete! Priel will disappear leaving Kingston behind, crazy stuff! Heath will try to stop Kingston but alas, Kingston had that flashy Bright White Light magic to get away... You'll now make track to a new continent which I've no idea how to spell it just take the time to level up your most used 8 characters... ########### WOE ARE US! ########### Ugh! The battle at the ship... The lag is a bloody torture! ........................................................................... ##################################### CHAPTER 22: ROUND TABLE COUNCIL [RT#] ##################################### "INSERT WITTY COMMENT HERE" You will see Hugo and Kingston talking about something, something that could control God, Priel will then interfere and "ka-boom" the device to bits, this got Kingston all enraged and Hugo wallowing in despair. Alph and crew will finally reached their destination, seems like God's cocoon is not here but Claire did sensed the Water Lapistier... You will get the "Preparation Screen" PREPARATION SCREEN: o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | o Action; ... | | o Shop; NEW STUFF!. (your last shop in the game, thank Zehaal) | | o Return to the World Map; prepare/save/etc. | | o Advance The Story; later. | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o There is a shop here, so feel free to upgrade! THANK GOD! o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | WEAPON: | | Lapis Sword for Alph | | Rune Breaker for Leon | | Ladyhawk for Theo | | Phantom for Cecille | | Gekko for Saki | | Falcon for Nikolai | | Flare Rod for Lucia | | Clover for Mel | | Rune Lamp for Vivi | | Rune Glove for Mavi | | Parrier for Pollon | | Izayoi for Kai | | Rune Book for Claire | | Gungnir for Heath | | Death Scythe for Vanessa | | | | HEAD: | | Rune Helmet for Alph, Pollon, Heath and Leon | | Rune Cape for Theo, Saki, Nikolai and Kai | | Rune Hood for Claire, Cecille, Vivi, Mel, Lucia and Mavi | | | | ARMOR: | | Rune Mail for Alph, Heath and Leon | | Rune Suit for Theo, Nikolai and Pollon | | Luxury Cloth for Saki and Kai | | Rune Coat for Claire, Cecille, Vivi, Mel, Lucia, Mavi and Vanessa | | | | ACC: | | Your call! | | | | ITEMS: | | Stock up on ViTonics and FRESH AIR! | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o Done?! Save your game, then advance the story. The crew will find both Kingston and Hugo depressed, when was asked about God's whereabout Kingston claimed the "stupid angel" took it away somewhere. Kingston will mumble about how this world belongs to human and how humanity has flourished this very planet for the past 1k years Oh oops! I got lazy and used 1k, I meant 1000 years! Man so much talking. Everyone will be agitated and just want to stop God's resurrection, Claire will interrupt and asked Kingston to give the Water Lapistier back, this however didn't turned out so well as Kingston now demands you to give all the Lapistier you have in your possession! Kingston will then insert the Water Lapistier into Hugo's body, cut to the chase, you will now fight Hugo! This is all Claire's fault I tell you! +-------------------------------------------------------+ | BATTLE 22 - HUGO OF DOOM | +-------------------------------------------------------+ | PTY (LVL): A (46), L (43), C (46), LU (41), CL (44), | | V (46), M (40), H (46) | +-------------------------------------------------------+ | OBJ: Defeat All Enemies | +-------------------------------------------------------+ | ENE: 3 Sorcerers, 2 Snipers, 2 Bishops and Hugo | +-------------------------------------------------------+ | RWD: 8200R | +-------------------------------------------------------+ | SPS: Anemos x2, Powse x2 | +-------------------------------------------------------+ #### TIPS #### Watered-down version: 01. Buff Leon up (ATK UP/DEF UP). 02. Send him to "HoundClaw" every enemy away. 03. The rest back up him up! 04. Win. There will be a Sorcerer located at the bottom near you, take him out, it will be easy, Alph should be able to handle him alone, send out Leon with full buffs (ATK UP/DEF UP), if you have healers in your party you know what to do with them?! Hugo will come with full FDs (3/3) so send a scapegoat to consume the attack, my Leon survived but was paralyzed, no biggie, I just use Lucia's "Cure" and Mel's "Heal" the Snipers as always are a n uisance just "HoundClaw" them away and this map is yet another easy one. >.< Seriously once you've leveled up enough and equipped the best weapon available this game will be easy till the end. ######### AFTERMATH ######### Kingston will start abusing you with all sort of nonsense and then finally turned to God for comfort, how annoying eh? He will "flashed away" you will decided to go pursue God at the Ancient Battlefield. You will now learn the final Synergy "Rainbow Array." This game is coming to an end now, I suggest you start leveling up your party of 8 massively, especially the one with healing abilities... And take the time to try out "Rainbow Array" ........................................................................... ############################### CHAPTER 23: COCOON OF GOD [CO#] ############################### "Go, God! Go, God! It's your birthday!" - Priel Cliare will mention that this is where the Witches fought God a long time ago, and that the Angel is using the remnants of its power to make God's Cocoon hatch... Choose to advance the story. You will see Kingston trying to be in God's good book now, Kingston will "push" the Angel aside... After much talking Priel will push the Water Lapistier into Kingston's body, another "Hugo" to fight he's just as lame. +----------------------------------------------------------+ | BATTLE 23 - PUPPET OF GOD | +----------------------------------------------------------+ | PTY (LVL): A (49), L (45), C (49), LU (43), CL (46), | | V (48), M (43), H (49) | +----------------------------------------------------------+ | OBJ: Defeat All Enemies | +----------------------------------------------------------+ | ENE: 3 Ice Golems, 2 Gargoyles, 2 Hornkings and Kingston | +----------------------------------------------------------+ | RWD: 8500R | +----------------------------------------------------------+ | SPS: Teros, Verno, Megila x2 | +----------------------------------------------------------+ #### TIPS #### Since this place is made of ice, Fire Elementals will be at a disadvantage, since I uses both Leon and Vanessa they suffer the most. But I had Mel back them up since she's Water Elemental she takes half the damage from Ice magic, she also heals a little more :) this battle proves to be a challenge cause the Ice Golems here actually heals. Bummer and they hit hard too -_- Also because I'm a little underlevel. Anyway spread out your party so the monsters can't multi target you with their horrible spells, Kingston will be of no threat excpt that he will occasionally uses his FD to heal his wounded allies which is no big deal also, Leon will prove to be reallly awesome with his "Charge or Atk UP + HoundClaw" save his FDs for the last. You should concentrate on removing the Ice Golems first since they can heal I used Cecille's "Culling" for an easier time and it works 80% of the time which is crazy awesome! :\ once the Ice Golems are taken care of, you can now dispatch the rest! Hard but doable. ######### AFTERMATH ######### Kingston will finally perish and vanish from the face of the Earth... But Zehaal has finally emerged from his cocoon! Priel will be super excited but the planet will interfere angering God and pissing off the Angel... God will continue to roar like an idiot this is when Priel will decide to go straight to the planet's heart! You will now head for the desert where there will be an opening to the core of the planet. Level up as much as you can then save your game. ........................................................................... ############################ CHAPTER 24: THE PORTAL [TP#] ############################ "Do, like insects get to vote? No." - Priel You will now be at the desert, Cecille will remind everyone that we're fighting a God and that the "Spear of Dawn" may be needed (also known as "Over Flash") only Lucia can use it, there's a catch to it though if Lucia were to cast it then she will RISK losing her life. Anyway you will enter the Core of the Planet you will soon see the Angel there, Priel will not let you crash the exclusive party, and tell everyone that going against the very Being that created you is RUDE! Now the Angel's mad. +-----------------------------------------------------------+ | BATTLE 24 - THE MISGUIDED ANGEL | +-----------------------------------------------------------+ | PTY (LVL): A (49), L (47), C (50), LU (46), CL (47), | | V (50), M (44), H (50) | +-----------------------------------------------------------+ | OBJ: Defeat All Enemies | +-----------------------------------------------------------+ | ENE: 2 Ice Golems, 2 Fire Golems, 2 Brutos 1 Glum & Priel | +-----------------------------------------------------------+ | RWD: 9000R | +-----------------------------------------------------------+ | SPS: Ribbon, Tier, Val x2 | +-----------------------------------------------------------+ #### TIPS #### Priel now comes with full FDs (3/3) but even if she depletes her FDs it seems that she is still able to pull off a Flash Drive, this is not nice! Did you purchase enough "Fresh Air?" Cause it will come in handy in later fights! You don't have to waste any "Fresh Air" in this fight though. I'm just reminding you, haha. Send one scapegoat so s/he can consume Priel's FDs if the victim dies it's up to you whether or not to revive him/her, I sent out Alph and he died and I didn't bother to revive him. Priel can still execute her FDs but nothing grand like the first time. Send out your best fighters (for me it's Leon and Heath) to dispose of the Ice Golems, the rest can remove the Fire Golems on the right, once these Golems are taken care of, merge everyone together in the center and dispatch those minotaurs look-a-like, and finally the Cerberus. I saved Leon's FDs and unleash it on Priel = WIN! "Charge or Atk UP + Burn Drive." ######### AFTERMATH ######### Priel's power is fading, but that's only because Zehaal is consuming her, that's right God just consumes everything, everyone will start to spew out words of wisdom, get that done and over with... Now I strongly suggest you go and level up, imbue your equipments if you want, I suggest your level to be in the mid 60s? Your call, I didn't even bother leveling up. ........................................................................... ########################### CHAPTER 25: THE LIGHT [TL#] ########################### "Promise me Alph... You will protect the planet" - Lucia More talking it's just the same thing; different phrases, different words Lucia may have to use the "Over Flash" though. The conversation between Alph and Lucia is really interesting and the song from the "Intermission" really sets the mood! You will see God talking to himself then you interrupt him, after much verbal exchange go to the World Map and make ANY LAST PREPARATIONS - Buy items, imbue, level up ANYTHING, then finally SAVE! DON'T FORGET TO EQUIP YOUR BEST HEALER WITH "RIBBON!" And choose to advance the story... +-------------------------------------------------------+ | BATTLE 25 - THE HOLY BATTLE | +-------------------------------------------------------+ | PTY (LVL): A (50), L (50), C (53), LU (47), CL (48), | | V (51), M (45), H (52) | +-------------------------------------------------------+ | OBJ: Defeat All Enemies | +-------------------------------------------------------+ | ENE: 3 Abyss, 3 Vultures and Zehaal | +-------------------------------------------------------+ | RWD: Nil | +-------------------------------------------------------+ | SPS: Nil | +-------------------------------------------------------+ #### TIPS #### This battle with God and the 6 Priel look-a-like is a joke :P all you need to remember is to: 01. Heal, heal, heal (Mel's "Salvation" is awesome). 02. Quickly go over to the right or left. Don't spilt everyone up. 03. Leon = Charge or Atk UP + HoundClaw. Here is what I did, with Cecille equipped with "Ribbon" she will not be charmed so she is my primary healer with Mel assisting her send everyone either to the right or left, the Priels will definitely attack you, they have two types: "Lightwave" and "Charm" the latter will of course cause havoc, if anyone is affected use "Fresh Air" right away! If you've Vanessa with you or anyone with "Atk UP" use it on Leon and Heath if you've Heath use "Protector" on both himself and Leon, likewise anyone with "Guard UP" can help chip in, Cecille's should cast "Magic UP" on the Witches. Also speaking of Cecille, you can abuse her "Culling" spell to make this fight even more easier, but it's up to you, your level must exceed the victim's though otherwise you'll get 0% hit rate. Leon can deliver damage with his "HoundClaw" the Priels will succumb to it do not attack Zehaal as he has some form of shield on him, making your attack useless, instead save up Leon's FDs till the last and unleash it on Zehaal, you may want to deplete his life a little with Magic attacks first. ######### AFTERMATH ######### Zehaal will transform, this is the real Zehaal -- The "Wings of Doom" very interesting... +-------------------------------------------------------+ | THE FINAL SHOWDOWN | +-------------------------------------------------------+ | PTY (LVL): A (50), L (52), C (54), LU (47), CL (48), | | V (52), M (46), H (52) | +-------------------------------------------------------+ | OBJ: DEFEAT GOD! | +-------------------------------------------------------+ | ENE: DOOM WING | +-------------------------------------------------------+ | RWD: DEATH ITSELF (IF YOU DIE THAT IS HAHAHA!) | +-------------------------------------------------------+ | SPS: --- | +-------------------------------------------------------+ #### TIPS #### Zehaal will teleport from one place to another, so kill him fast or you'll be annoyed for sure. Abuse all your "FP-Fizzy/Max" so your FDs will charge faster, I'm not sure if you can actually attack him physically, I tried magically but it failed, so I just wait for everyone's FDs to charge and unleash FDs on Zehaal... Seriously this battle requires no strategy except for constant healing and whatnot. ###################################### ALTERNATE STRATEGY: SUBMITTED BY KEVIN ###################################### Suggestions for Zehaal Battle at the end. 1) It started with Zehaal using his level 3 super on my party which automatically seems to hit everyone and also give himself a shell buff (against physical I think for 3 turns), it's similar to what Alph has (rymshield I think) 2) I moved my characters up towards Zehaal and he cases a spell, or uses a super if he is able then teleports away. There are only 3 places that he can teleport to so if you take two of your weaker characters and leave them on those other 2 spots, he will no longer teleport making it easier to focus all of your attacks on him. 3) I believe he used both his level 1 and level 3 super on my party and as an after effect, the next 3 physical attacks will miss, so you should attack with three weak attacks then go all out. ############### THIS IS THE END ############### Zehaal refuses to die at least not until he has consumed the world, pretty stubborn huh? Lol, Vanessa will sense tremendous power from God, His power is growing... If you don't do something everything will be annihilated, I really dislike Saki what's with you and your intel? Lucia will then try to perform the "Over Flash" of course there will be some people who are against it, especially Alph. This is where everything will get super interesting... I will not spoilt the story ENJOY THE ENDING. ######### NEW GAME+ ######### Be sure to watch through everything and SAVE AT THE END, this will open up a NEW GAME+ you get to keep all your money, your stats/magics/equipments and everyone is usable in random encounters as well as in the new mysterious dungeon called "Mysteria Ruin" Have fun! ........................................................................... SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS JUST IN CASE ____ ____ _____ ______ __ ____ ____ ____ /\ _`\ /\ _`\ /\ __`\/\__ _\ /\ \ /\ _`\ /\ _`\ /\ _`\ \ \,\L\_\ \ \L\ \ \ \/\ \/_/\ \/ \ \ \ \ \ \L\_\ \ \L\ \ \,\L\_\ \/_\__ \\ \ ,__/\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ __\ \ _\L\ \ , /\/_\__ \ /\ \L\ \ \ \/ \ \ \_\ \ \_\ \__\ \ \L\ \\ \ \L\ \ \ \\ \ /\ \L\ \ \ `\____\ \_\ \ \_____\/\_____\\ \____/ \ \____/\ \_\ \_\ `\____\ \/_____/\/_/ \/_____/\/_____/ \/___/ \/___/ \/_/\/ /\/_____/ The Light Laspistier flashed Enveloping umm.... damn I forgot lol.... The light encompassed the entire planet One year later... Stupid stuff I can't help but notice: o Did you noticed everyone still wear the same thing even after one year? o The only one that has change is Lucia at the end. o Theo's voice is still the same? -_- o The way Alph talked to his brother it sounds like he's comforting a girl Everyone will now lead their own life... One of the many game which ending got me all wondering "what happens next? I WANT MORE" we'll be getting L.A. 2: Will, I've a feeling that's a prequel or an indirect sequel. Only time will tell. I hope I did well with this guide. :) ____ _____ __ __ ____ ____ ______ ______ ____ /\ _`\ /\ __`\/\ \/\ \/\ _`\ /\ _`\ /\ _ \/\__ _\/\ _`\ \ \ \/\_\\ \ \/\ \ \ `\\ \ \ \L\_\ \ \L\ \ \ \L\ \/_/\ \/\ \,\L\_\ \ \ \/_/_\ \ \ \ \ \ , ` \ \ \L_L\ \ , /\ \ __ \ \ \ \ \/_\__ \ \ \ \L\ \\ \ \_\ \ \ \`\ \ \ \/, \ \ \\ \\ \ \/\ \ \ \ \ /\ \L\ \ \ \____/ \ \_____\ \_\ \_\ \____/\ \_\ \_\ \_\ \_\ \ \_\ \ `\____\ \/___/ \/_____/\/_/\/_/\/___/ \/_/\/ /\/_/\/_/ \/_/ \/_____/ YOU HAVE COMPLETED LUMINOUS ARC! PAT YOURSELF ON THE BACK! ........................................................................... P O S T - G A M E [02^] Yes! There's a New Game+, a new dungeon will be opened for your exploration; it's nothing more than just floors upon floors of fighting with monsters and whatnot, it's really boring. ........................................................................... ############### NEW GAME+ [NG*] ############### Suggested by: Hai Xin Jiang (fellow L.A. player). Right after you've completed the game (credits rolled, blablabla) you'll be prompted to save a CLEAR GAME FILE or something like that, you may want to save this in a separate slot or overwrite any of your current ones, it's up to you. In this small section I'll list the things you get to keep and the things you can do in New Game+ (NG+). ########################### THE THINGS YOU GET TO KEEP: ########################### 01. Your last level and stats, yes if you completed the game with all characters at say... Level 99, you get to keep all those lovelies at Level 99 in NG+. And yes, the characters that are yet to be recruited will also retain their level. 02. All items, accessories, and equipments. 03. Oh! And Vitaes... 04. Plus all your money too... Yeah I almost forgot about it *snickers!* ####################### WHAT YOU CAN DO IN NG+: ####################### 01. Challenge yourselves in the newly opened "Mysteria Ruins," yeah when I say "challenge" I MEAN IT, you will be mentally and physically challenged, top that with loads of cussing/swearing and bucketloads of frustration cause if I am not wrong if you leave the Ruins at any given floors you'll have to start back again at Square One! I could be wrong? And it's your job to correct me, cause I was all "DAMN IT! I'm not going back up there again" cause I left the Ruins on the 2nd floor to take a ~*Piss*~. And I believe the Ruins have about 20 Floors? 02. Play over Wi-Fi; no need explanation, also because I don't Wi-Fi, it's a waste of time... No, actually I'm just a bitter person cause I don't have access to Wi-Fi at home and all hotspots in my area denied me entry into their network; do you have to be over 18 to access Wi-Fi or what? Damn, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi = Waffles! Hmmmmm! :9 03. Partake in "Intermission" you know you want to; you get to see Lucia's in a "Hot Spring," all you crazy fangirls can see Alph and Leon shirtless and you can learn a thing or two on how to be a ... from Nikolai. And out of all these "Intermission Ending's" I prefer Vivi's the best. Oh! You actually start from where you left off, so if you've Lucia's heart at half-full, fill it all UP, UP, UP! 04. Spend all your money on stupid things like "ViTonics" and "CatHoods" or go to the "Witch Village" and get all the Vitaes appraised... You're rich and famous, now lead the lifestyle of a spendthrift, yeah I said it. 05. Play all over again from "scratch!" Yeah, the developers all think it would be funny to let you go through the game again albeit this time STRONGA THAN EVA! I tell ya, you'll feel like you're GOD! All the baddies you come across will be like what? Lvl. 3 to 5 and here you are talking a stroll in the park at Lvl. 99! (or insert your last high level here). PWNZ! 06. Gather all the healers in the game and position them in a 4 x 4 formation and start ~hEaLiNg~ each other, for every ~mAgIc~ you cast you earn 30 Experience! Be careful not to overcast, or you'll find yourself wrapped in a ~*PrOtEcTiVe BaRriEr*~... It's so bizarre I cannot explain this amazing phenomenon. Maybe you're loved?... :') 07. Do you know you get to listen to all the BGM and Voice-Acting in the game? I suggest you go to EXTRA > LOAD A SAVE FILE > SOUND TEST > VOICE now scroll over to number... #1624: On repeat #1617: Awww! I feel sooo HaWwT!~~ Wooo~ #1615: On repeat. #1614: This is better than the "F" word. #1602: - #1542: I played this in public, and everyone stared at me :X #1157: On repeat please. #1106: GOLD! AND the only Music worth playing is #5. Have fun :) ........................................................................... ################### DEBATE CORNER [DC*] ################### I got bored, so I compiled a couple of things that bothered me about the game: DEBATE #01: WHO ARE YOU?! And so it's inevitable that Lucia had to use the "Over Flash" to save everyone and their mom from the menace that is Zehaal, the very same divine entity that created the humans. So if Zehaal created the humans, who created the planet? And if the planet created the Witches, WHO ARE THE WITCHES? Why are there no origin on all of these weird things? Maybe the game did covered these topics in one of their lengthy conversations, or perhaps in one of the town's library but I doubt it. What? You don't know what's origin? It's something like where I come from, and what's my story. So on and so forth. Replying with something like "I come from my mother's womb" is invalid. DEBATE #02: HOW IT ALL HAPPENED? Everything has a beginning yah!?! It can't be that the planet sensed danger and decided to spawn out hot witches out of its core and then go back to sleep right? And then the planet sensed danger again, and again the planet spawn out hot witches and go back to sleep. What gives? What kind of planet make hot witches anyway? DEBATE #03: WHO ARE YOU AGAIN?! According to Cecille she have memories of the PREVIOUS Twilight Witch thus allowing her to remember things from the past, something like 1000 years back that's quite a feat huh? But is also kind of dumb. Cause if you're not gonna elaborate any further than just "It's a memory from the previous Witch," there's just no point mentioning it at all. THIS IS NOT A DEBATE Anyway, a fellow gamer (Hai Xin Jiang) e-mailed me one day asking about something regarding L.A. I forgot what's the topic exactly but it spiralled and mutated into a lot of things and topic. It was so interesting I lost about a week's worth of sleep cause I sat in front of my computer refreshing my Inbox every 2 seconds expecting an e-mail from her to arrive. But it never came I was so depressed I lost another week's worth of sleep, and nah I'm just kidding! HAHAHA! Now, now, don't be mad I seem to be goofing around a lot. Yeah, yeah we were talking about how Lucia suddenly appeared out of nowhere at the end, considering the fact that they (the developers/creators/whoever it may concerned) were obviously trying to make the players think Lucia's dead. But our conversation mutated into something we can never figure out: DEBATE #04: WHERE WERE YOU?! Where was Lucia the whole time (during the ending), why the frickin' Hell does everyone acted like Lucia's gone or something? And then Theo mentioned about how Lucia was with them the whole time. And then everyone gather in the forest to have tea and crumpets, AND THEN Lucia appeared asking how's everyone?! LET'S TALK NONSENSE WITH DEFUNCT32: Your opinion? E-Mail me if you want, if you're like us who are baffled by this game's amazingness then please let us know, we don't like being the only one. All are welcome: Hate Mail, Love Mail, Diss Mail, Piss Mail, the only thing not allowed -- Junk Mail. Okay! Bye. Oh! I almost forgot my E-Address, you're probably lazy to scroll down all the way, it's: defunct 32 let's talk nonsense @hotmail . com, NO SPACES AND PLEASE remove "let's talk nonsense" in the mailing address and put it in the SUBJECT BOX instead, thank you! ........................................................................... E X T R A S [03^] Welcome to the EXTRAS section of the FAQ, you'll see a full list of Spells, Skills and Flash Drives to name a few, the only thing I did not cover is VITAES IMBUING, I think a fellow gamer already got that covered and besides, no offense, who imbues anyway? I know I didn't and don't try to convince me otherwise. ._. ........................................................................... ############ SPELLS [SP$] ############ Each and every one of the characters in L.A. will have a set of special skills and/or magic, these are gained by leveling up. So it pays to level grind, you will be killing so many birds with one stone: o Money, money, money. o You get to be much stronger. o Gains new skills and magics. o Enjoy Intermission w/ characters. o Get Spoils/items, (save even more money). Oh! I've given this whole segment/section (Spells/Skills/etc) a new look, it look more "occupied" now, the previous one felt kind of spacious and empty. Hope you like it. ........................................................................... o CECILLE (PRIEST) Cecille specializes in healing magic, during her Priestess days, she only had one offensive spell; Aqua. As you would have guessed a Priestess is not someone who should be gung-hoing at the front line, keep her away in the rear but close enough to be in range to heal her comrades. Her last three slots (I think) are not really EMPTY, but I believe carries the same last three spells as Mel: Revive, Ice Crush and Salvation. But I didn't level Cecille as a Priestess long enough to know the outcome. NAME LEVEL NAME LEVEL Aid Default Revive 29 Aqua 6 EMPTY Cure 4 EMPTY Heal 22 EMPTY - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o TWILIGHT/DARK WITCH Being the Twilight Witch is in fact the best thing to happen to Cecille, among all the Witches in L.A. she's the only one (IMHO) to have a pretty amazing magic line-up. Her Culling spell will obliterate any foes in an instant; provided her level is higher than the victim's. NAME LEVEL NAME LEVEL HealAll Default Abyss Default Restore Default Magic UP 38 Cure Default Culling 43 Dark Default Nightfall 48 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o HEATH (ARC KNIGHT) Heath's not exactly a spellcaster, he's more of a skill user, so you won't see much. So please don't expect anything groundbreaking or out of this world magic from him. *Heath will leave the party due to unforseen circumstances, but will rejoin your company again together with Atk DOWN and Drang. NAME LEVEL Sturm Default Atk DOWN Rejoin* Drang Rejoin - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o NIKOLAI (SAVANT) Supporting the party is what Nikolai excel at! With all the UP, UP, UP in his magic list, there's no doubt you'd want to keep Nikolai around at all times... THAT if you can tolerate his godawful voice-acting. Remember that scene I told you earlier? Something about being trapped inside a burning building... Tell me about it? NAME LEVEL NAME LEVEL Atk UP Default MindWipe 46 Guard UP Default AssWipe Just Kidding Speed UP 18 Res UP 34 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o MEL (TORRENT/WATER WITCH) Mel's magic lies with water, and water in Luminous Arc is the symbol of healing and rejuvenation, so yeah you got it Mel have a fair share of both offensive and healing spells at her disposal. Salvation being her best (healing) magic spell. If Cecille were to stay as a Priestess w/o awakening her Witches power, both Mel and Cecille will probably have the same magic line-up. NAME LEVEL NAME LEVEL Aid Default Hail 30 Aqua Default Revive 35 Cure Default Ice Crush 40 Heal Default Salvation 45 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o VIVI (SKY/WIND/SLUMBER WITCH) Vivi sports a couple of both supportive & offensive spells though her lineup may not be something to write home about. Her impressive speed and high movement range makes up for the lack of stellar magic line-up. In other words just use her as a decoy to lure and trap your enemies. Vivi also excels at being lazy. NAME LEVEL NAME LEVEL WindSlash Default Speed UP 32 Tech UP Default Spd DOWN 37 Venom Default RageWind 42 Gale Default Tornado 47 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o LUCIA (DAWN/LIGHT WITCH) One thing to note about Lucia is that: she's isn't very good with magic her offensive spells are weak, but her healing powers are something you should be proud of. HealBomb and Revive are two of her best spells. Pair her up with Cecille and Mel and you'll have the T.S.H.O. TRINITY SISTERS HEALING ORGANIZATION specializing in top-notch, high-quality healing aids for everyone and their mom. NAME LEVEL NAME LEVEL Shine Default LightWave 28 Aid Default HealBomb 35 Shut Up! 20 Revive 42 Heal 20 SunFlare 49 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o POLLON (KOOSANYA) Majority of Pollon's spells are made up of offensive magic. He's not really all that great magically. And I'm kind of lazy trying to level this f----r up! All his attack misses and don't try to tell me otherwise I ain't listening. Waste of my time and space. Screw this biatch! NAME LEVEL Heatwave Default Hail Default Gale Default VineGrab Default - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o MAVI (NATURE/EARTH WITCH) Use Mavi for her fist not her magic. She's really, really weak in this department even borrowing the powers of Mother Earth doesn't earn her much point or credit. NAME LEVEL NAME LEVEL Thorn Default DreamGas 32 Guard UP Default Paralyze 37 TechDOWN Default MindWipe 42 VineGrab Default GaiaRage 47 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o CLAIRE (THUNDER WITCH) The only Witch to have the highest Magic Stat, she can deliver the hurt with her spells if you're facing against foes who have weak resistance than dispatching them with Claire's magic is recommended. NAME LEVEL NAME LEVEL Sturm Default RES Down Default Atk DOWN Default Heal 40 Mag DOWN Default MagBlock 44 Drang Default VoltStorm 48 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o VANESSA (IMMOLATION/FIRE WITCH) Vanessa's pretty much like Mavi but I'd like to see her as a little more balanced between magical and offense (perhaps defense as well?) she's quite the all-around individual. Her fire spells are pretty damaging. Though sadly you don't get to use Vanessa much, cause she likes to do things her own way which results in her leaving your party a couple of times. By the time she returned, it's already almost the end of the game use her to go through the Mysteria Ruins instead. NAME LEVEL NAME LEVEL Flame Default Seduce Default Atk UP Default Res UP Default GuardDOWN Default AtkBlock Rejoin Heatwave Default Hellfire 48 ........................................................................... ############ SKILLS [SK$] ############ Each and every one of the characters in L.A. will have a set of special skills and/or magic, these are gained by leveling up. So it pays to level grind, you will be killing so many birds with one stone: o Money, money, money. o You get to be much stronger. o Gains new skills and magics. o Enjoy Intermission w/ characters. o Get Spoils/items, (save money). - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o ALPH (RIFLEMAN) This is the first time I've heard of a RIFLEMAN class/job in an RPG usually it's either HUNTER/GUNNER or something like that, but RIFLEMAN sounds kind of... odd? Anyway! Seeing from his skill set there's "RIFLE" "SHOTGUN" and "MAGNUM" so from here we can conclude: Alph actually carries around 3 types of gun/rifle/whatever whenever he goes into battle? Interesting... Imagine the weight he has to shoulder?! RIFLE is GOOD at the beginning of the game, but as the story progresses other gun skills will take its place, SHOTGUN for example is great if you're trying to hurt the enemy who are formed in a + shape, while MAGNUM deals a medium to large amount of HP to a single target. Quite a variety but not really a whole lot. Since Alph is the main character and is not removable might as well make good use of the guy right? Where it says "EMPTY," he will not gain any skills. It's meant to be for the new class to take over. NAME LEVEL NAME LEVEL Rifle 3 Flechette 23 Chasm 8 EMPTY Shotgun 13 EMPTY Magnum 18 EMPTY - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o RYM HERO Accompanying all of Alph's previous gun skills are "RymShld," "RymCure" and "RymWall" the 3 Special Rym Hero's Skills. RYMSHLD protects an ally from physical attack for 3 turns, RYMCURE heals for a massive amount of HP and RYMWALL prevents any incoming magic attack. Cool? I thought it was dull and mediocre. So much for being the Rym Hero, Alph. NAME LEVEL RymShld Default RymCure 37 RymWall 41 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o THEO (ARCHER/RYM GUARDIAN) ............. No matter how many words I try to string together, I still cannot form a sentence to describe the Skills this guy possessed. Ok let's start with FOCUS if my memory is still fresh FOCUS is actually a normal physical attack but WITH INCREASED DAMAGE, That's it. I forgot what TRICKSHOT does, while FIRSTAID may sound helpful it's more suited for gaining EXP for Theo. Most of the time when I have this guy around I only use him for back up and to provide items for any of my other characters who may in need of VitaMints etc. Even when he transformed into a RYM GUARDIAN Theo still sucks. AIMING, PURESHOT, RPDBREAK and BROSWORD are just fillers. NAME LEVEL NAME LEVEL Focus 4 Aiming 28 TrickShot 10 PureShot 34 FirstAid 16 RpdBreak 40 StunShot 22 BroSword 46 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o LEON (FIGHTER/SWORDMASTER) Leon is one of the strongest melee fighter you'll ever have in Luminous Arc Skills like CHARGE, X-SLASH. FPCHARGE and HOUNDCLAW are deadly, my favourite combination is always CHARGE + X-SLASH during the early stages of the game, when you've reached level 38 that's when you'll replace X-SLASH with the most damaging skill exclusively to Leon only... THE HOUNDCLAW. Even better when you fully charge your FP with FPCHARGE and then activating the CHARGE skill and unleash that together with "BURN DRIVE" = CRAZY DAMAGE. I'm not sure if effects will stack, but you can try CHARGE + ATK UP + X-SLASH/HOUNDCLAW or FD'S BURN DRIVE. SKYFIRE, BREAKTHRU & FINALREST are useless. NAME LEVEL NAME LEVEL Charge Default FinalRest 26 Breakthru 6 FPCharge 36 X-Slash 11 HoundClaw 41 SkyFire 16 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o HEATH (ARC. KNIGHT) Heath's HolyPride skill gotta be the best it's like the spell "Mighty Guard" from the FF series, his ability to skew through two enemies in a row and decent stats are all awesome. NAME LEVEL NAME LEVEL PwrThrust 6 HolyPride 45 PileBunker 8 Crusader Rejoin Protector Rejoin - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o SAKI (NINJA) FireCard, VoltCard, SpdJutsu? What's all these? Saki's in my humble opinion is one of the most useless characters in the game saves for her speed and ability to attack two panels away. Now tell me this: what's the point of casting SpdJutsu when you're already ahead of everyone? And what's the purpose of FireCard/Voltcard when you're never originally magic inclined? Burn in Hell Saki! NAME LEVEL NAME LEVEL FireCard Default TechJutsu 25 VoltCard Default Mugen 31 SpdJutsu Default ChiStrike 17 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o NIKOLAI (SAVANT) Nikolai is more apt at supporting the party than being offensive, though I give credit for his range attack and high damage. You'll find yourself using his Support Skills more than anything else. NAME LEVEL Eye Shot Default HeadShot 23 BloodShot 39 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o POLLON (KOOSANYA) I don't wanna talk about it. NAME LEVEL Banzai! Default OH YEAH! 36 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o KAI (SAMURAI) Just think of Kai as a better version of that horrible Saki, in term of battle Kai's way superior in my humble opinion though I am not too fond of his skills variety. NAME LEVEL NAME LEVEL Ittou Default Sanpoin Default Senkogeki Default Kagebana Default Maizuru Default ........................................................................... ################# FLASH DRIVE [FD$] ################# Flash Drive are like the Final Fantasy series' "limit break" there will be a bar that you will need to fill up before you can execute the Drive, also new FDs are earned by leveling up. To fill up your bar, you either WAIT, or KILL an opponent this is what I've noticed so far. (can anyone verify?) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o ALPH (RIFLEMAN) NAME LEVEL Burst Attack Default Mach Slash 27 (RYM HERO) NAME LEVEL Rym Shot Default Rym Blast Default Draco Blaster 44 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o THEO (RYM GUARDIAN) NAME LEVEL Draco Claw Storyline Draco Crash 19 Draco Break 37 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o LEON (FIGHTER) NAME LEVEL Edge Slash ????? Burning Leo 23 Burn Drive 38 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o CECILLE (PRIEST) NAME LEVEL Holy Tear 7 Arc Light ????? (TWILIGHT WITCH) NAME LEVEL Horn Swing Default Rolling Horn Defailt Cyclone Jump 45 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o SAKI (NINJA) NAME LEVEL Tateenzan Default Getouenzan 27 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o NIKOLAI (SAVANT) NAME LEVEL Y Shot Default Snooze Arrow 28 Tranq Dart 41 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o MEL (TORRENT WITCH) NAME LEVEL Rainfall Default Icicle Drop 33 Cold Justice 44 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o VIVI (SKY WITCH) NAME LEVEL Duke Snipe Default Lamp Bazooka Default Rokit Loncha 44 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o LUCIA (DAWN WITCH) NAME LEVEL Over Shine 20 Photon Burst 32 Sun Cross 46 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o POLLON (KOOSANYA) NAME LEVEL Sword Dance Default ShiningSword 35 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o MAVI (NATURE WITCH) NAME LEVEL Magnum Fist Default Beatdown Default Tiger Fang 45 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o KAI (SAMURAI) NAME LEVEL Sanpujin Default Reppueenzan Default Rambuzan 45 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o CLAIRE (THUNDER WITCH) NAME LEVEL Electroblast Default JupiterLance Default Arc Spark 45 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o VANESSA (WITCH OF FIRE) NAME LEVEL Flare Blade Default Queen Blade Default Mega Phoenix 45 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o HEATH (ARC KNIGHT) NAME LEVEL Pierce Rush Default Bolt Impact Default Knight Honor 41 ........................................................................... ############# SYNERGY [SY$] ############# Synergy are story-based skills, meaning you don't earn them by leveling up instead you earn them as you progresses through the story. You need MAXED Flash Points (3/3) for both persons to execute their Synergy, best to be *right next to each other to execute*. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - +-----------------------------------+ | ALPH & LUCIA (WITCH & THE DRAGON) | +-----------------------------------+ | SYNERGY NAME: SHINING RAY | +-----------------------------------+ | You earn this Synergy in Chapter | | 17: "A Hero's Awakening" | +-----------------------------------+ +-----------------------------------+ | CECILLE & SAKI (NINJA & THE WITCH)| +-----------------------------------+ | SYNERGY NAME: LILY RONDO | +-----------------------------------+ | You earn this Synergy in Chapter | | 18: "Like, an Angel?" | +-----------------------------------+ +-----------------------------------+ | HEATH & KAI (THE HOLY KNIGHTS) | +-----------------------------------+ | SYNERGY NAME: HOLY KNIGHTS | +-----------------------------------+ | You earn this Synergy in Chapter | | 19: "Altar of Souls" | +-----------------------------------+ +-----------------------------------+ | LEON & NIKOLAI (SECRET LOVERS) | +-----------------------------------+ | SYNERGY NAME: RIVAL STRIKE | +-----------------------------------+ | You earn this Synergy in Chapter | | 20: "Lion's Pride" | +-----------------------------------+ +-----------------------------------+ | ALPH & THEO (DRAGON BROTHERS) | +-----------------------------------+ | SYNERGY NAME: RYM'S IMPACT | +-----------------------------------+ | You earn this Synergy in Chapter | | 21: "Holy Eclipse" | +-----------------------------------+ +-----------------------------------+ | 7 WITCHES (PLANET'S HOPE) | +-----------------------------------+ | SYNERGY NAME: RAINBOW ARRAY | +-----------------------------------+ | You earn this Synergy in Chapter | | 22: "Round Table Council" | +-----------------------------------+ ........................................................................... ################ SIDEQUESTS [SQ$] ################ There are a total of 11 Sidequests, contributed by the amazing people from Gamespot/FAQs, this is not done by me but by these amazing group of gamers. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CONTRIBUTORS/CREDITS: 01. Furio 02. A Novel Idea 03. EARTHBOUNDMASTER 04. BiosZero 05. monkeyboyrobot 06. CiprianoMcDohl 07. Isq86 08. sarcasteak 09. Liltux27 10. alpha816 11. Excalibur Special thanks to Furio for e-mailing me the information! Also a big thank you to everyone who has also contributed. NOTE: Furio said and I quote: "Basically all the info you need to know is that they are numbered AS NUMBERED IN THE CHAPTER GALLERY in the extras menu, not in the order that they happen in-game. All sidequests can be done during the chapters listed. Any sidequest can also be completed during new game plus." Format as follow: o NAME (WHO'S INVOLVED IN A PARTICULAR SIDEQUEST) o WHICH CHAPTER IT WILL HAPPEN o WHAT YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO DO o BATTLE LOCATION - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o THEO & LEON o CHAPTER 22 - 25 o CARWEE, RIVER TOWN o SPEAK WITH THE GROCER o GO TO "MOUNTAIN PATH" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o KAI o CHAPTER 22 - 25 o HOLY CONGRESS, EASTERN BRANCH o SPEAK WITH THE KNIGHT o GO TO "WAHL PLAINS" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o MEL o CHAPTER 22 - 25 o PORT TOWN ADWEST o SPEAK WITH THE SAILOR o GO TO "WHITTAS SHORE" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o HEATH o CHAPTER 22 - 25 o MADRASTA, TOWN OF SCRIPTURES o GO TO LEASTRE BRIDGE - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o POLLON & VIVI o CHAPTER 22 - 25 o WITCH VILLAGE o SPEAK WITH POLLON o GO TO WEST LIYELLA VOLCANO - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o MAVI o CHAPTER 18 - 25 o PORT TOWN RIDGET o SPEAK WITH MAVI o GO TO PALU FOREST - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o VIVI o CHAPTER 18 o INDUSTRIAL VILLAGE DOTRUVAR o SPEAK WITH VIVI o GO TO MAGICAL FOREST (2 BATTLE AWAITS) o BATTLE STRATEGY AVAILABLE, COPY + PASTE [VV&] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o CECILLE o CHAPTER 9 - 12 ONLY o INDUSTRIAL VILLAGE DOTRUVAR o SPEAK WITH CECILLE o GO TO HOLY GARDEN - EVER GARDEN o BATTLE STRATEGY AVAILABLE, COPY + PASTE [CC&] ADDITIONAL NOTE FROM FURIO: "Be sure to activate this quest ASAP, and it should probably be completed during chapter 11 to be safe, Talk to Cecille; this option is available before advancing the story, and only for a very limited time afterwards" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o SAKI o CHAPTER 24 - 25 o LAKESIDE TOWN JEIDATH o GO TO SAN BLANC SHORE - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o HEATH, LEON, KAI, POLLON, MAVI o CHAPTER 22 ONLY o HOLY CONGRESS, EASTERN BRANCH o SPEAK WITH THE KNIGHT o GO TO EURUS WAY - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o NIKOLAI o CHAPTER 23 - 25 o HOLY STATUE AT PARNUS o SPEAK WITH THE PRAYING WOMAN o GO TO RING END FALLS ........................................................................... ####################### PLAYER'S STRATEGY [PS$] ####################### Player's Strategy is where you the players submit your own strategy to help other players overcome certain map of the game. If my tips sucks *ahem*. This is the alternative choice. Newest strategies can be found at the top. Submitted By: Victoria Chow Regarding: Leveling Up Strategy [LS&] ..................................... 1. Go to Leastre Bridge. (I think that's the name) 2. Choose 8 of your party members, i would choose 4 healers (Mel, Lucia, Cecille, Theo) and then the rest is up to you. But BRING 8 PEOPLE. 3. Lead your 4 fighters to the front, blocking the enemies entrance to your spammin' healers. 4. Healers - Heal for Levels, Fighters - Fight for....um..levels? 5. Heal. Your. Enemies. This gives you more time to keep on healing, gain more levels. Submitted By: Axeile XL Regarding: Leveling Up Guide [LU&] .................................. Hi! I just finished reading your guide for Luminous Arc =D and I'd like to contribute a little 'strategy' (for lack of a better word) for level grinding, if it's ok with you! Well, here's what I do. I stay in the battle map and leave aside one near-death enemy and have a buff party. This can happen in any battle, both world map and chapter battles. However for attackers (Alph, Leon, Kai) with no or lame buffs, they have to fight. So choose a noob map, with enemies that you can OHKO with normal attack (don't use skills, it wastes time scrolling through the menus and sometimes the game lags bad!). The minimum exp gained on KO is 6. So for example, if you're level 40, lvl 35 and lvl 20 enemies have no exp difference. However, you may not OHKO the lvl 35 ones, so don't waste double the time. 1) For pre-RymHero Alph, he should repeatedly solo a map. He's the ONLY one with no buffs so he should have more priority. After he changes class, he can spam RymCure on someone. His MP should be enough for 3 or 4 casts (can't remember), and that's near one level. When he's less than 30exp TNL, use MagiMint to give him 5exp each time until he levels up. 2) Theo can spam FirstAid. When he's <30exp TNL, use Focus instead until he levels up. 3) Leon has Charge, so he's better off than pre-RymHero Alph but it's still a sad 5exp. Bring him in to every training battle but don't let him attack. You can bring Leon in with Alph. Since Alph doesn't have buffs, he needs the kills. Leon can scoot off to one side and spam Charge. 4) Saki has Spd and TechJutsu, similar case to Leon. I stopped using her, she's bloody weak anyway. 5) Kai is a similar case with Maizuru. (Btw, his last skill is awesome. Currently he hits for 800~ hp). 5) Nikolai, Heath, Cecille, Lucia, Mel, Mavi, Claire all have buffs. Abuse them! 6) For Vivi, Pollon, Vanessa, uh, I don't use them at all. Vivi and Pollon remained at lvl 30 throughout the game, and I leveled Vanessa to 43 before I gave up on her as too weak. That's probably because my attackers were around 45-50 and my witches were around 55. So when Vanessa arrived with a level of 42.... -.- and when I compare her to Cecille's Culling.... -.- 1 to 6 is the rough plan for individual characters. The big picture is, i) Alph should solo a map with Leon/Kai buffing in a corner. ii) Leon/Kai should solo a map with Kai/Leon buffing in a corner. iii) Repeat until your attackers are at a respectable level (this may take a while, be patient!). iv) Bring in the witches and Theo/Nikolai/Heath (you have to pick and choose to fit in 8) and have your ATTACKERS (Alph, Leon, Kai) defeat most of the enemies, leaving one near-death but not dead enemy. Your witches and men shouldn't move at all. They have buffs which give them a whooping 30exp each time, so DON'T ever let them steal the 6exp that your 3 attackers so badly need. Keep buffing each other, and the 2 attackers can also buff themselves, especially if their exp is around 70. 6 rounds of Charge and Maizuru is actually quite tolerable. Keep doing so until you're satisfied then kill the enemy. I usually stay in there until everyone is nowhere near the next level. v) You can repeat the same thing if you want to train your other witches/men who didn't get picked the first round. But your main attackers (Alph, Leon, Kai) should ALWAYS be in there coz they need the kills. vi) After Alph learns the 3 buffs in Chapter 17, he can join the buff party! Always, ALWAYS use up his MP near the end of the battle, and don't let his MP go to waste. Before the last monster gets killed, he will always cast RymCure on SOMEBODY to get that 30 exp. If his exp is like, 80, eat MagiMint to level up. Then continue casting RymCure!! Alph is the protagonist in this game, you need to give him priority! You shouldn't run out of money or herbs anyway. In fact, I've NEVER used those herbs for their actual purposes. Lol. I only use them to get the 5exp. That's pretty much it. My party consists of 4 attackers and 4 witches (Alph, Leon, Kai, Heath, Cecille, Lucia, Claire, Mel). Cecille was lvl 51 when she became the Twilight Witch in Chapter 18, which means my attackers were around 40 odd, coz my witches are about 10 levels ahead of my attackers. I'm now near the end of Chapter 21 (looking forward to Life of Kopin) and my party is like so: Alph 51, Leon 50, Kai 50, Heath 51, Cecille 60, Lucia 61, Claire 61, Mel 61. I normally train 5 levels in 2 chapters. I think. I like multiples of 5 ^^. And I don't like Mavi. 1) I hate the color green, 2) she looks all bundled up in that green garment like a bug in a cocoon, 3) she looks hunchback in battle 4) i hate her battle cry. Ok, now that rant was totally random. =X - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Submitted By: Billy Mcdoodle Regarding: Vivi's Sidequest "Shadow Vivi [VV&] .............................................. It's me again. Here's some more Strategies for the side-quests. This is the Vivi one. Note: This is another rough side-quest. Make sure your character are at Level 40. It's also good to have Vivi around level 43. Also, bring some Deaddler. Before the First Battle, Vivi is alone in the woods, and encounters the "voice of the planet". Apparantly the planet thinks that Vivi is too lazy and isn't fufilling her role as a witch, and creates a "shadow" version of Vivi to try to off her. Enter Battle 1. You'll notice the field is the same as the first time you fought Vivi. This time, It's Vivi vs. Shadow Vivi. This is why you want Vivi to be above level 40, as Shadow Vivi is level 40. My Vivi was around 43, and was able to handle this fight no problem. Shadow Vivi has weak Resistance, while Vivi has high resistance. So, you basically want to move in as close as possible, and cast Gale like crazy. Use the occasional vitonic as needed, but you should be able to waste Shadow Vivi in no time. Another Cutscene, apparantly Shadow Vivi hasn't learned her lesson, and wants another fight. She rants on about Witches being tools for the planet, and is about to attack again when the Calvary (or your party, works out the same I suppose :D) arrive to assist. More dialouge, the witches (except for Mavi, which I found a tad odd) all move to protect Vivi, and round 2 begins. You have to use Vivi, Lucia, Mel and Claire. This leaves 4 more slots. You're going to want a team with high resistance. I choose Alph, Theo, Saki and Cecile. It's really your choice, but you're going to want Cecile at the very least. You're going to need to heal a lot. On average, my team was around level 40. So, the enemy has about 6-7 kopins, level 40, and Shadow Vivi at level 42. Naturally, you're with your back against the wall, surronded. What's really annoying about this mission, is the fact that the Kopin's know RageWind, which confuses people. Also, Shadow Vivi now knows Tornado. So, the strategy? Rushing isn't a good thing, and you don't want to split up, contrary to the typical opinion of fighting magic casters. The Kopin are in pairs, and they can dish out a good deal of damage, as well as take some hits. Add the fact that they can confuse you, your party will be decimated. It's better to group up. You got 3 healers on the field, so spam healing spells like crazy. I started the battle by giving FP-Maxes to Lucia and Alph, and unleashed a Shining Ray on the Kopin, which did cripple a few of them, as well as half Shadow Vivi's health. You will probably want Vivi to move ahead of the group, to try to take some brunt of the spells, but that's only if she's at a high level (45-ish). Have the rest of your party start taking out the kopin, little by little. Results will vary, I lost Theo, Alph and Saki during the fight, leaving the witches on the field. Fortunately, the high resistance/high magic (cause the buggers seemed weak to magic, which I find odd). Fortunately, Claire and Vivi were able to knock out the Kopin and Shadow Vivi, while the healers healed, or occasionally blasted the enemy if they got too close. All in all, it's a rough battle. Took me a few times to come up with a working strategy. Shining Ray really helped to deter some of the kopin, but if you prefer using other FlashDrives, go ahead, though there's not going to be a lot of level 3 ones at this stage. In the end, Shadow Vivi delivers a warning to the witches that they are tool sand need to fufil their roles, and vanishes. Everyone is happy, Vivi decides to not be quite as lazy, and then falls asleep. Nice little adventure, eh? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Submitted By: Billy Mcdoodle Regarding: Cecille's Sidequest Moonherbs [CC&] .............................................. Hi, I'm a Luminous Arc Fan myself, though I don't really use the forums at GameFAQS, though I love the site. I noticed that there isn't a guide that's been fully completed yet, and I was hoping that I could help you finish it so others can enjoy it :D. I noticed your Side Quest Section is lacking any battle strategy at all. I recently purhcased the game, so sadly I'm not too far in, but I did recently beat the "Cecile" Side Quest (The one one where you are gathering Moonherbs and all for Theo's arm. So, I thought I might be able to provide a brief synopsis of the Side Quest as well as a battle overview. (By the way, I did access this quest after beating chapter 9) The Quest has Cecile and Alph searching the nearby forest for Moonherbs in order to ease Theo's pain. A short dialouge occurs where they remember doing the same thing during their childhood when Theo had a fever. (I can add more details if you want, but on-to the actual battle strategy). You remember the Chapter 2 battle with Lucia and Alph, right? Well, this battle is almost exactly like that. Same battlefield, and same number of people. However, this battle is stacked against you, especially if you're doing this battle right out of chapter 9. It's Alph and Cecile in the center (where Lucia and Alph were) against 3 Cockatrices (lv 22-23) located on the east, south and West portions of the map (If you're looking at the screen at a diagnol) and a Lv 24 Beheamoth on the North end. (In Layman's terms, you're surronded ><'). For me, Alph was 24 and Cecile was 25. [Note, when I give directions, I am talking from the the map being diagnollaly. South is the very bottom of the map, North is the top, etc. Imagine that the Compass Rose has been rotated so instead of aligning with the middle of the sides of the map, it's pointing at the corners]. Before we actually get to the battle, here's a few things to remember if you're going in there at around my levels. 1) Cecile is going to die. It's as simple as that. She's too slow to keep up with the monsters, and she can't really dish out any damage anyways. That means it's basically up to Alph. 2) You're going to need to buff Alph as much as possible. He'll need the best equipment, and some decent accesories. I highly reccomend the LifeRing, which you can get if you max out either Theo or Heath at Intermission. (Memory's a tad rusty, sorry). That +50 HP and +20 Gaurd is a real life saver. It's also good to have some sort of MP booster as well. I used the Amplifier, which you should be able to get from Cecile by maxing her out at Intermission, as it's +50 mp and +20 Resist. 3) Higher Level healing items are reccomended here. Vitamins won't cut it. You're going to need some ViTonics here. On to the Battle Strategy. The only way to win is Hit-and-Run Tactics. Magnum is your best friend here. At the start of the battle, Alph should be around the third to move. Position him to get within firing range of the Beheamoth, and start sniping the bugger. The Cockatrice are annoyances compared to the Beheamoth. The Cockatrice averaged 15-35 damage to me, the Beheamoth did around 110 damage. Plus, it has pierce, so it's range is longer then the Cockatrice. Be warned the Beheamoth is a tank, and it will take several turns to off him. While you are concentrating all your firepower on the Beheamoth, Cecile should run decoy for the other monsters. You can move her where you want, I personally had her move NW, so that way the Beheamoth would try to off her. Anyways, she's basically live bait, so you can have her heal Alph if she's within distance if he's taken some damage. If not, just let her die in peace. By the time that Alph get's his second turn, Cecile should be dead, so now it's time to "Flee like French" (No offense to any French people out there.) and run around the map, shooting the Beheamoth. It took me a few tries to get this to work, as a little luck is required. That and leveling up during all this helped me reduce the need to use Healing items. Eventually, the Beheamoth will move too close for you to use Magnum, or you'll run out of MP. You should switch over to Shotgun (or Flechette, if you've learned it), and try to damage the Beheamoth and hopefully a cockatrice who's next to it. I can't really give you exact advice, you'll have to work something out, but don't get trapped by the monsters. I learned the hard way when the 3 Cockatrice surronded me. This actually turned out to help me, as the Beheamoth decided not to attack at all. However, the Beheamoth by this point was at such a low health and my EXP was high enough so that when I killed him with Rifle, I leveled up. If the situation hadn't been like that I probably would have died, or been stuck in an endless loop of trying to heal myself. So, while it magically worked for me, don't try to do it yourself unless you're feeling lucky. Once the Beheamoth is gone, the Cockatrice will be a piece of cake. Unleash all hell on them, using Flash Drives, Remaining MP, and whatever else you got up your sleeve. You can even revive Cecile at this point, provided you know that you're a safe distance from the Cockatrice and they won't kill her before she can heal. You don't have to, but I'm one of those people who hate to see their characters die on the field like that. (Final Fantasy Tactics Advance sorta gave me that habit) Unfortunately, I forgot what the rewards were, but they probably weren't worth all this stress. (Took me 5 times to work this out ><') Anyways, you do get the satisfaction that you can complete the game with full stuff, and that little Theo will have a pain reliever. That and you get to watch a somewhat humorous anecdote of Alph and Cecile's childhood. ........................................................................... L E F T O V E R S [04^] All the extra baggage and whatnot, Questions & Answers, glitches, issues and all the wrongs in the game that I could find, gather, and compile and then whine about it like as if the whole internet have offended me. ........................................................................... ######################### QUESTIONS & ANSWERS [QA+] ######################### Before you submit anything please refer to the Q & As below, chances are your questions may have already been answered! If it's not then feel free to e-mail me, while I don't claim to be an expert in this game, I try my best to give a relevant and accurate answer. All the questions and insults below have been asked by real life friends and by fellow gamers via e-mail. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Q: this is ur first faq and your asian for real? A: Yes! But by now I already have about 3 FAQs, 1 completed, 2 are in progress. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Q: YOUR STRATEGIES SUCKS! *blablablablablablablablablablablablablablabla* A: Go jump off a cliff you moron! Yeah I said it! I didn't spend an eternity on this FAQ only to receive an e-mail emphasizing how sucky it was, no thanks! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Q: does this game have summons like Shiva and Bahamut? A: No! If the animations in this game are any indications at all? They're bound to make "summons" look cheap and dull. Only the FF series can pull off amazing summons, I mean look at Final Fantasy Tactics: Advance's TOTEMA and not forgetting Golden Sun! These two games rendered cool 2-D/ psuedo-3-D animations pretty well on a handheld system that's supposedly weaker than the DS which is the Gameboy Advance. Marvelous Int/Image E take note please, learn a thing or two from Camelot and S-E. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Q: when you start a new game, you have to choose a "name" i think, the first option is "legend" and there are 6 or 8 total... can you explain what these mean? i chose "legend"... if this is a bother, that's ok! but if you could explain, i'd appreciate it! A: About the name thing right, in later part of the game you'll be able to imbue your equipments with Vitaes, Vitaes are necessary items you'll need to enhance your weapons and armors with. The only thing that will affect the name choosing drama in the beginning are the Vitaes you'll receive from Master Pa Pa when you talk to him somewhere right after Chapter 14 or so I think? The vitaes he'll give you will vary according to the name that you've chosen in the beginning. And to be honest, I don't know what will "Legend" net you later in the game, but I've heard if you picked "Ephareal" you'll get something good? I can't confirm 100% yet, cause I can't be bothered to imbue anyway. :P - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Q: I had a question regarding stats of the characters. Do they go up by a certain number for each level, or do they increase by a certain percentage based on the current number per level? I have a habit of overpowering my characters in encounters before each chapter so I was wondering if I should just level them up periodically and just wait until I can purchase the best weapons in the game and then max them out ....Anyway thanks for any advance you can give me! A: I believe the stats go up by a certain number, it is not based on percentage or any other form of figures/calculations. Don't worry about powerleveling, just be sure to level up after each Chapter. Preferably 3 to 4 level up will keep you in line. I've to add that this game is really easy IF you have the right strategies, and you level up prior to any major fight. You shouldn't be facing too many problems. Have alot of ViTonics and healing items with you. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Q: why call it "tips" and not "strategy?" A: I call it whatever I want, damn it! Nah... :P I've reason: I don't want to call it "strategy" cause I didn't think my so-called- strategy is all that great, so this is why I called it "tips" :) just providing you with information on how to survive a map/battle, how you fight is your own problem, I don't want to ask you to do this or that unless it really helps like Leon's "Charge" + "X-Slash/HoundClaw." - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Q: is this game like fft for the PS1? A: NO! I mean yeah the basic premises is the same, you move characters on chess-like boards, attack, use magic, but this game is nothing like FFT please do not ever, ever compare. FFT is great I love it, but L.A. is funny and unique in its own way. Please rent it then judge for yourself if it's good enough to warrant a purchase from you, then hooray I guess? ........................................................................... ####################### GLITCHES & ISSUES [GI+] ####################### No one believes me when I tell them this game was "rushed!" There's a couple of issues that could be easily fixed; provided they took the time to check and go through everything with the game. I said this many times before, and I'll say it again: I BLAME THE LAZY DEVELOPERS. It's either they're lazy or they just wanna rush this game out to the public, OR they're running out of time or [INSERT REASON HERE]. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TYPOS: Let's start with typos, or FONT ISSUES!... o When Heath was summoned and was having a converstion with the Cardinal: "Witches have appeared again. They are attacking the cit izenry using monsters" this is more or less a font issues. Well to be fair, if you didn't pay too much attention; you'll almost never noticed. o Vanessa's skill for "Guard Down" in-game's description as follow: "Raises GUARD of units for 3 turns," no, it DECREASES GUARD OF UNITS not RAISE IT o Twilight Cecille's cure says it only heals a single unit's ailments, it acually heal in a cross shape. o Mel's Salvation doesn't cure ailments, but wipes the shading on a character if they have a buff/debuff. <- buff/debuff is still in effect. Bottomline: pick a better font please. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - GRAPHICAL ISSUES: These kind of things are what bring a game's quality down, I wouldn't mind a later release date, as long as they sorted out all these issues, I paid for my game, so I expect QUALITY stuff, not a half-baked, rushed, glitchy end products. o Random white line, flashing every once in a while, is this some kind of hidden message? o Characters walking all over each other in battle (overlaying), I'm not sure if this is intentional or some "graphical" mistake? o After executing Flash Drive (any FD) the bottom screen will enter an animated cutscene, the screen will SOON FADE TO BLACK after finishing, if you pay attention, the screen will "glitched" showing some random gibberish as it slowly fades out to the battle screen, it's not obvious, but if you look for it, it's there. o Chapter 9, right after you finish the battle, Vanessa and every Witches will start using their teleportation skill, the effect is, the whole screen (I forgot if it's the top or bottom will fade to white, you will immediately notice there are some black patch/glob scattered throughout the screen. Tsk tsk. People said "it's just the shadows," well shadows are not fugly like that. o Buff/Debuff, why can't they use icon to represent "enhanced status" and "status ailments?" when one character benefitted from a Status effect the character in question will turn white, when someone is suffering from an ailments (poison/sleep/cofused/etc) they will turn "dark grey" when these two appears on screen together? All of them will turn "dark grey," regardles. Bottomline: please don't rush, take your time, good things come to those who wait. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - MISCELLANEOUS: All the extras that I can't help but pick apart and criticize. o Voice-over didn't synch with the scripted dialogue, not sure if I phrased this right? The voice-over just keep on yapping even before the text in the box at the bottom have finished displaying. o The game lag at times, doesn't occur all that often, but the fact remains the game does lag. Especially during the fight with the Three Witches, when you reached the "Witch Village." or whenever you press X to display your health. Anything we don't know? Want to submit anything? Head on over to the "Contact" section. Bottomline: if you can't lip-synch don't go live. ........................................................................... ########### LINKS [LI+] ########### Here I've compiled a list of useful links for your reading and educational pleasure/purposes, one shameless promotion, *cough*etrianodyssey*cough* the rest are all related to "L.A." - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - LUMINOUS ARC 2 OFFICIAL JAPANESE WEBSITE: o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | (http://www.mmv.co.jp/special/game/ds/Luminous2/) | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o DylanHinds (NeoGarland)'S FAQ/WALKTHROUGH: o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | (http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/ds/file/934969/49805) | | | | - Another great FAQ on "Luminous Arc" if you find mine ridiculous you | | could go no wrong with NeoGarland's guide ^^ in-depth, in-detail, | | just amazing! | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o xNinjaOfChaosx's INTERMISSION GUIDE: o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | (http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/ds/file/934969/49866) | | | | - Splendid guide on intermission if you're trying to achieve a full | | heart with an arrow through it, then look no further, this guide has | | everything. | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o PAIGE'S "LUMINOUS ARC: THE EXPERIENCE:" o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | (http://latactics.com) | | | | - A fabulous site on the game itself! Show some support, visit it now! | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o DEFUNCT32'S ETRIAN ODYSSEY "WALKTHROUGH:" o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | (http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/ds/file/934287/50173) | | | | - My guide on the amazing Traditional Old School RPG! :) | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o ........................................................................... o GOODBYE [05^] Credits, thank you and contact information as well as something "nice" can be found in this section. If I missed out on anyone or anything, please e-mail me and I'll rectify/add it A.S.A.P. ........................................................................... ################## HALL OF FAME [HF+] ################## To all those kind-hearted souls out there that took the time to e-mail me, informing me of various stuff about the game, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - GENERAL: o Gamefaqs.com for accepting and hosting this FAQ, thank you! o Image Epoch/Marvelous Interactive & Atlus USA for obvious reaons o Gamespot.com/GameFAQs.com's forums o Nintendo for creating the DS, best handheld (IMHO) to ever grace my life o YOU! For reading and contributing to my FAQ, thank you! CONTRIBUTERS: All the people who have e-mailed me contributing something to this guide or kept me company ha ha ha. THANK YOU! 01. Alex Lewandaowski 02. Jimmy Salim 03. Cassi Wilder 04. Elliot Bartelt 05. Furio 06. Christoper M 07. Rayster 08. Paige 09. Stephanie 10. Tigrath 11. LittleMikey 12. Jackson Chong 13. none none 14. Billy McDoodle 15. Kevin 16. Axeile 17. longmeista0 18. Victoria Chow 19. Hai Xin Jiang Plus, all these people who compiled, discussed, and confirmed the location of all the Sidequests and allowing me to put it up in my FAQ (all thanks to Furio). Courtesy of GameSpot/FAQs.com's forums, yes for the thousands and one time, they're the same boards, merged and intergrated to synch with one another please shed away this "we're better than you" attitude. When it comes to gaming everyone wanna have fun! 01. Furio 02. A Novel Idea 03. EARTHBOUNDMASTER 04. BiosZero 05. monkeyboyrobot 06. CiprianoMcDohl 07. Isq86 08. sarcasteak 09. Liltux27 10. alpha816 11. Excalibur THEIR CONTRIBUTION: 01. Alex submitted a "glitch" about Alph's "RymShld" exceeding more than 3 turns in Wi-Fi, but was later corrected by Tigrath. 02. Jimmy clarified to me that "Liuyendao" (a weapon for Leon) is indeed mandarin and that was used in olden times (martial arts) by monks. That's interesting. 03. Cassi for sending me e-mail back and forth, I had a good laugh, I hope you too had a good time. Thanks man! 04. Elliot suggested adding a "Shop Guide" for my FAQs, but that was already made available in Dylan's FAQs. 05. Furio for e-mailing me all the Sidequest information available compiled by the many people at Gamespot/faqs. 06. Christoper M for e-mailing me about Pollon (ha ha!) and also to seek some advice, I hope you managed to get by Chapter 17 :) 07. Rayster e-mailing me to inform about the significant lag in the game, lol old news but thanks for submitting buddy ;) 08. Paige for expressing interest in wanting to host my guide on her site, visit her website now. (http://latactics.com) 09. Stephanie for confirming the "escort Cecille back home" to be false. ha, oh God! I'm so misleading :P 10. Tigrath stated that the "RymShld" will stay forever unless the "Shld" has already taken three hits. 11. Mikey for seding his Character's FAQs I will definitely add it when I've the time, thank you :) 12. Jackson said: Twilight Cecille's cure says it only heals a single unit's ailments, it acually heal in a cross shape. Mel's Salvation doesn't cure ailments, but wipes the shading on a character if they have a buff/debuff. <- buff/debuff is still in effect. 13. none none contributed the final skill for Theo "BroSowrd" as well as for Nikolai and Saki! Thanks! Man :) 14. Billy McDoodle for submitting his strategy to this FAQ 15. Kevin for his tips against Zehaal. 16. Axeile for submitting her strategy to this FAQ 17. longmeista0 sent me a lot of e-mails about the skills and magics for everyone (almost) everyone making this guide ALMOST complete, THANK YOU! 18. Victoria Chow for the strategy and the tips! :D 19. Hai Xin Jiang for suggesting a small section on New Game+ the e-mails conversation we had was fun xD Last but not least YOU, the readers, for reading my FAQ! THANK YOU! ........................................................................... ##################### HOUSE OF TROLLS [HO+] ##################### I can't stop laughing! That is all. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o EPISODE I: CAPTAIN OBVIOUS WHO LACKS COMMON SENSE All I want to know is: + Where does Thomas got 76.5% from? + What does Wi-Fi got anything to do with this? FROM THOMAS: o----------------------------------------------------------------------o | well lets get down to the point quick, | | | | YOUR BATTLE STRATEGIES SUCK! your the exact opposite of what a pro | | would do. for example you said something like, let your enemies come | | to you, that's not gonna happen considering 76.5% of enemies are | | LONG RANGE. also one more thing... if your thinking "well you know | | nothing and can't prove i'm wrong" ill be happy to take you | | down via wifi (if possible). please for the sake of every one's | | sanity, make sure your walkthrough strategies work. your spoilers | | weren't too bad though, along with every thing else. | o----------------------------------------------------------------------o MY REPLY: o----------------------------------------------------------------------o | Hello Thomas, | | | | Thank you for your e-mail, I've stated in my walkthrough before that | | I am no expert/pro and "Luminous Arc" is pretty much an easy as well | | as a straightforward game. | | | | | | "for example you said something like, let your enemies come to you, | | that's not gonna happen considering 76.5% of enemies are LONG RANGE" | | | | | | Oh why yes! The enemies do come to you, if by "LONG RANGE" you mean | | the Archer/Sniper/Sharpshooter/Ranger/Magic class, then seriously? | | If you're an Archer would you rather stand far away and aim or go | | right up to your enemy and shoot right in his/her face? You'll be | | dead even before you could pull the string and release your arrow. | | Common sense helps a lot here you know?! | | | | | | "also one more thing... if your thinking 'well you know nothing and | | can't prove i'm wrong' ill be happy to take you down via wifi (if | | possible)" | | | | | | YOU'RE not your. Also from what I understand in Wi-Fi you control | | everything right? I control my characters and you control your | | characters? If we do go challenge via Wi-Fi what are you trying to | | prove to me? I don't get it?! | | | | | | "please for the sake of every one's sanity, make sure your | | walkthrough strategies work" | | | | | | Thomas I called them "tips" and not strategies. And I don't think my | | guide will make anyone insane?... There is one more walkthrough by | | Dylan which I think is very, very good. If you've any good | | strategies to contribute, then submit to me I'd be more than happy | | to put it up in my FAQ. I'm going to sleep *yawn* | | | | Regards, | | X | o----------------------------------------------------------------------o ........................................................................... ############### E-MAIL ME [EM+] ############### MY ONE AND ONLY E-MAIL IS: defunct 32 @ hotmail . com no spaces, and definitely no spam please, unless "Luminous Arc" related stuff. I realized nobody paid attention to the separate subjects I've asked you to follow when submitting an e-mail, well that was easily fixed by tweaking with my Spam Filter a little bit. Now make doubly sure that you've a hint of L.A in your subject line. Example as stated below. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - o "L.A. tips/problems" o "L.A. faq mistakes" o "your faq rules" (my ego's hungry, you know?! Nah... Kidding. :þ) o "luminous arc!!!" o "luminous arc q and a" o "LUMINOUS ARC QUESTIONS!" etc... Just to name a few, avoid ridiculous subjects like: o "priel + kingston 4eva!" o "fuck u" (Wow!) o "i wanna be inside ur heaven!" (NO!) o "your mom is a troll" o "ur strategies sucks" o "mel eats frog" o "them witches are hot dont u tink?" UGH! Keep my mother out of it. WILL CREDITS BE GIVEN?: Why of course! Credits will be given, please leave behind a name or a nick/ alias so I can properly credit you, thank you! ........................................................................... ####################### FAMOUS LAST WORDS [LW+] ####################### Time was consumed and effort was spent, a whole lot of it, at the end of day all I wanted was to create a decent to good FAQ for all my fellow gamers out there. I hope you had a good time playing "Luminous Arc" while having this FAQ guiding you through everything, I'm not perfect, so I can't make this FAQ flawless without mistakes here and there, so bear that in mind. Also I'm Asian, excuse my Engrish :þ And feel free to e-mail me anything about "L.A." but I urge you please go through the "Questions & Answers" FIRST before you ask any questions, chances are it may have already been covered... Also I'm a very nice guy. If you feel like talking through e-mail, I'm game for it. I've talked to a couple of you and it has been nothing but fun. That's it! Have fun, as of finished writing this FAQ we're nearing 2008, so I just wanna say happy 2008! O \O/ O /|\ . | . /|\ / \ / \ / \ HOOOORRRAAAY! _ _ _ _ _____ ___ ___ ________ _ | | | | | | | _ |/ _ \ | \/ | __ \ | | | | | |_| | | | / /_\ \| . . | | \/ | | |/\| | _ | | | | _ || |\/| | | __| | \ /\ / | | \ \_/ / | | || | | | |_\ \_| \/ \/\_| |_/\___/\_| |_/\_| |_/\____(_) W H O A M Y G O D ! THE END, 2007, MY LIFE IS COMPLETE © defunct32 (Dil) 2007 - FOR ALL ETERNITY!