_______                 _    _______             _
  |  _____|               | |  |  _____|           | |
  | |                     | |  | |                _| |_
  | |     _               | |  | |               |_   _|
  | |___ |_|              | |  | |___              | |
  |  ___| _  _____   __ _ | |  |  ___| __ _  _____ | |  __ _  ___  _   _
  | |    | ||  _  | /  | || |  | |    /  | ||  _  || | /  | || __|| | | |
  | |    | || | | || ()  || |  | |   | ()  || | | || || ()  ||__ || |_| |
  |_|    |_||_| |_| \__|_||_|  |_|    \__|_||_| |_||_| \__|_||___||___  |
 ______                          ______                   ___       " | |
       | ______  /   |    | |          |  ______ \     / /   | \   |  | |
      /   /   / /  __|__  | |         /    /   /  \   / /\  /  \   |  |_|
     /   / __/ /|    |    | |        /    / __/      /    \/      /
 ___/   /       |  _/    /  |_/  ___/    /      ____/  ___/    __/
   ________________          __                      __    __
  |_ ________ __  _|   /\   |  \ \    / /\   |\  |  /  \  / 
    \\      //  ||    /__\  |   | \  / /__\  | \ | |     |--
     \\    //   ||   /    \ |__/   \/ /    \ |  \|  \__/  \__
      \\  //    ||               ___    ___      _____                  ___
       \\//     ||   \  |       /  /      /       /__/ |_"     "  \   /   /
   _____\/______||_  \  | \\  |   / ---  /\      /     | \  /  \     /   /\
  |________________| __/  ___/  _/      /  \    /      |   /    \ __/   /  \
>-----<>-----<>-----<>-----<>-----<>------<>-----<>-----<>-----<>-----<>-----<
 _      _   _____   ___       _       __    __
 \\    //  //      / _ \     | |     /  \  /  \
  \\  //  //___   / ___/     | |    |    ||    |
   \\//  //      //\\        | |    |    ||    |
    \/  //___   //  \\    () |_| ()  \__/  \__/
                   Version 1.00

By: Steven Patton   E-mail: tsunao0@yahoo.com
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What is it?
In my FAQ, I try not to use Spoilers.  I tried my best at this, as this is
pretty much my second time playing this game again.  Since I know where to go
and stuff, I am aiming for a low-level playthrough up to Zozo, so all of your
leveling up is up to you.
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    _____
   / ____\    ___     __    |    ___     __    |    ___
  | |        /   \  |/  \  _|_  /   \  |/  \  _|_  /   \
  | |       |     | |    |  |  |____/  |    |  |   \___
  | |_____  |     | |    |  |  |       |    |  |       \
   \_____/   \___/  |    |  |   \___/  |    |  |   \___/


I.  Walkthrough-
    A.  Narshe Infiltration--[W1]
    B.  The Escape--[W2]
    C.  To Figaro--[W3]
    D.  Journey to the Leader of the Returners--[W4]
    E.  The Leader of the Returners--[W5]
    F.  The Lethe River Escape--[W6]
    G.  Terra's Scenario--[W7]
    H.  Locke's Scenario--[W8]
    I.  Sabin's Scenario--[W9]
    J.  Returners vs. the Empire--[W10]
    K.  Chase Terra!--[W11]
    L.  Maria and the Wandering Gambler--[W12]
    M.  The Magitek Factory--[W13]
    N.  The Sealed Gate--[W14]
    O.  Vector: The Meeting--[W15]
    P.  Thamasa: The Village of Mages--[W16]
    Q.  To the Esper Mountain!--[W17]
    R.  Attack of the Empire!--[W18]
    S.  Floating Continent Exploration--[W19]
    T.  The New World: World of Ruin--[W20]
    U.  Recruitment & Sidequests--[W21]
         Cyan--[WA]
         Terra--[WB]
         Gau--[WC]
         Relm--[WD]
         Strago--[WE]
         Shadow--[WF]
         Locke--[WG]
         Mog--[WH]
         Umaros--[WI]
         Gogo--[WJ]
         Quetzalli--[S1]
         Sabin's Ultimate Blitz--[S2]
         Ragnarok - Esper vs. Weapon--[S3]
         Cursed Shield--[S4]
         Valigarmanda--[S5]
         Ancient Castle & Odin--[S6]
         Cyan's Dream--[S7]
         Leveling up: Dinosaur Forest--[SX]
         Cultists' Tower--[S8]
         Strago's Ultimate Lore--[S9]
         The 8 Legendary Dragons--[S10]
         Deathgaze & Bahamut--[S11]
         Leviathan--[S12]
         Gilgamesh--[S13]
         Gigantaur & Cactuar--[S14]
    V.  Preparations for Kefka's Tower--[PKT]
    W.  The Final Battle:  Attack at Kefka's Tower--[W22]
II. Acknowlegdments
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Part 1:  Narshe Infiltration--[W1]
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Watch the opening and learn about events.  After that, watch or skip the
snowfield trotting scene.  You will now be in control.
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TOWN: Narshe
TREASURES: None
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This area is pretty straight forward.  Just proceed up and you will be in your
first battle.  The first against 2 Guards.  Defeat them easily with any beam
attack or Bio Blast.  Go up and you will get into 2 more fights back to back.
The first one is against 2 Silver Lobos.  They are easy to defeat.  The next
is against 2 Guards.  Defeat them easily.  Go up and you will get into yet
ANOTHER fight.  This time it is an attack from both sides (Surrounded).  This
is a disadvantageous position, as if a party memeber is attacked physically
from behind, he/she will take double damage.  In this case, don't panic.  They
are weak, so just attack.  Go up.  On the next screen, just proceed as normal
and you come to, once again, another fight.  This one may be a little tough.
It is a fight against 2 Megalodoth and 2 Guards.  The main concern is the
Megadoloth.  They can hit pretty hard, but they are not that tough.  After the
fight, go up through the cave.
/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\
AREA: Narshe Mines
TREASURES: None
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
This area has some enemies.  Go up and to the left, a save point.  Save your
game if you wish.  Go up and a conversation will unfold.  Guess what?
THE FIRST BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Ymir          HP: 1,600
      Ymir (Shell)  HP: 50,000
--This boss is pretty easy.  All you have to do to try not to strike the
shell.  If you do, it will counter with Megavolt, which can target all or
target a single party member, and it hurts.  The boss uses Slime, which
inflicts Slow.  Try to take it slow, as the boss does retreat inside of its
shell.  Like I said, strike the shell and face the wrath of Megavolt.
--The strategy: use any beam (even Thunder, since the head, not the Shell,
does not absorb it).  Have ?????? use Magitek Missile on the head.  If you
need to heal, use Healing Force or use ??????'s Cure magic.  It's possible to
defeat the shell, but it is not worth it.  Trust me.
DROP: Hi-Potion (the head), Ether (the shell)
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After the fight, proceed up and the party will come across a frozen Esper.
Watch the events unfold.
\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/
After the event, the scene switches to ?????? in a house.  Go left and watch
the events unfold.  After the name selection, watch the events unfold.  After
the man asks Terra to follow him, go through the door and follow the path.
Check the clock for an Elixir.
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Part 2:  The Escape--[W2]
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/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\
AREA: Narshe Mines
TREASURES: Phoenix Down, Sleeping Bag
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
NOTE:  If you see any item boxes, it will be best to leave them alone for now.
       They will change later on.

This area is straight forward.  Follow the path and you will come across a
save point.  Proceed up and open the chest for a Phoenix Down.  Proceed onward
and you will come across another chest containing a Sleeping Bag.  Go up and
watch the event unfold.  Now Terra is in some unknown area.  More events
unfold.  Now the scene switches as another character is introduced.  After the
name selection, watch the conversation.  After that, the scene then switches
to where Locke finds Terra.  Watch the events unfold and then we are
introduced to a band of Moogles.  Then there will be a tutorial about using
3 parties.
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Guide Locke to an intersection and the other teams to another intersection.
If one of the enemies touch one of your teams, then they will get into a
battle.  If you the team with Mog in it, Mog will learn a Dance called
Twilight Requiem.  If any of the party gets defeated, they will restart at
1 HP.  When you destroy all of the enemies, go down to the leader.
BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS:  Guard Leader    HP: 420
       Silver Lobo x2  HP: 27
WEAK vs. Poison (Guard Leader), Fire (Silver Lobo)
--The Guard Leader uses Net, which inflicts Stop.  Watch out the Guard
Leader's Charge.  It hurts.
--Strategy:  Use Mog's team and use Twilight Requiem.  If you use Locke's
team, you can steal a Mythril Knife.  To heal, you best off using Hi-Potions.
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After the fight, watch the events unfold.
\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/
When you take control of Locke, go to the man in front of the house to gain
access.
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TOWN: Narshe
TREASURES: Ether, Sleeping Bag
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In the Adventuring School, go to the bucket and examine it to get fully
restored.  Go through the door near it and save your progress.  Open the chest
to trigger a fight with a Silver Lobo.  Defeat it and you will get...well,
nothing (I label these type of chests "Monster Chest".)  Examine the pot in
front of the man for an Ether.  Go out and go right and go through the first
door you come across.  Inside, open the chest for a Sleeping Bag.  Go out and
go to the door next to it.  Inside, open the chest for a Potion.  After
exploring, head outside.
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Part 3:  To Figaro--[W3]
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[WORLD MAP]
From Narshe, head S through a forest and SW through a desert. Proceed SW until
you see a castle.
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AREA: Figaro Castle
TREASURES: Phoenix Down, Potion, Antidote, Gold Needle
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Go up and you will be stopped.  After recognition, just keep going up and you
will meet the king of Figaro Castle.  Watch the events unfold.  After the
conversation, go out and head left or right and then up through a passage.
Open the chest for a Phoenix Down.  Go down and go right to a room.  Inside,
open the chests containing a Potion and an Antidote.  Talk to the man, as he
sells Tools.  These are used by Edgar.  You should note, if you place Edgar to
the lead of the party, you will get a discount.
 +---------------+
 |   Tool Shop   |
 +---------------+------+----------------------------------+
 |     Items     | Cost |             Effect               |
 +---------------+------+----------------------------------+
 | Auto Crossbow | 250  | Hits all enemies                 |
 | Noiseblaster  | 500  | Inflicts Confuse on all enemies  |
 | Bioblaster    | 750  | Deals Poison damage and Sap      |
 +---------------+------+----------------------------------+
Go out and go to the door to the left.  Inside, open the chest for a Gold
Needle.  The man sells Items.
 +--------------+
 |  Item Shop   |
 +--------------+------+--------------------------------------------+
 |    Item      | Cost |                 Effect                     |
 +--------------+------+--------------------------------------------+
 | Potion       | 50   | Restores 50 HP                             |
 | Ether        | 1500 | Restores 50 MP                             |
 | Antidote     | 50   | Cures Poison                               |
 | Gold Needle  | 200  | Cures Petrify                              |
 | Echo Screen  | 120  | Cures Silence                              |
 | Phoenix Down | 500  | Revives a party member                     |
 | Sleeping Bag | 500  | Restores all HP and MP of one party member |
 | Tent         | 1200 | Restores all HP and MP of party            |
 +--------------+------+--------------------------------------------+
Go down and go to through the left door.  Go up and rest.  Go downstairs and
follow the path.  Outside, go left and go into the tower.  Talk to the old
woman to learn about Edgar.  After the event, go outside to the world map and
save.  Go back in and head to the Throne Room and talk to Edgar.  View the
conversation and then Kefka appears.  Watch him talk and stuff and then Edgar
appears.  Guide Edgar and talk to the 2 Soldiers and Kefka.  After Kefka
leaves, go up and talk to Locke.  After talking to Locke, guide Terra and
follow Locke.  View the conversation and watch the events unfold.  When Kefka
appears, talk to him.  Now go up as you would go to the Throne Room and talk
to the soldier.  Watch the events unfold.
BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Magitek Armor x2  HP: 210
--These two bosses are not that difficult.  They use Metal Kick and Magitek
Laser.  Be extra careful about Magitek Laser, since its does a good chunk of
damage.
--Strategy: Attack and use Edgar's Tools.  Use Terra's Fire to deal some good
damage.  Edgar's Noiseblaster will Confuse the mess out of them, so use it and
watch them Magitek Laser themselves.  If you use Magic, Edgar and Locke will
have a conversation.
DROP: Hi-Potion x2
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After the fight, more events will follow.
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[WORLD MAP]
After the events, ride SE of Figaro to a cave.
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Part 4:  Journey to the Leader of the Returners--[W4]
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Enter the cave from the world map and you will see a Soldier.  Talk to him and
he will move.  Press onward.
/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\
AREA: South Figaro Cave
TREASURES: Ether x2, Phoenix Down
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
NOTE:  If you see any item boxes, it will be best to leave them alone for now.
       They will change later on.

This area is pretty straight forward.  Go up and you will see a spring with a
turtle.  The spring fully recovers your HP and MP, so you might want to take
some time to build up levels.  Go right and then down.  In the next room, go
right and up the stairs to a room with a chest containing an Ether.  Go back
and take the right path.  Follow it and then go right again at the next fork
to a chest containing an Ether.  Go past the stairs and take the stairs going
up the ledge.  Follow the path and you will reach a chest containing a
Phoenix Down.  Take the stairs that was skipped earlier and it is a straight-
forward to the exit.
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[WORLD MAP]
Now that you got past the cave, head SE to a town near a forest.
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TOWN: South Figaro
TREASURES: Potion x3, Elixir, Gold Needle, Teleport Stone, Green Cherry,
           Eye Drops, Antidote, 500 Gil, 1,000 Gil, 1,500 Gil, Phoenix Down
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
NOTE:  If you want better items, leave the items alone.  They will change
       later on.

 +---------------+
 | Weapon Shop   |
 +---------------+------+----------------------------------+
 |     Item      | Cost |             Effect               |
 +---------------+------+----------------------------------+
 | Dagger        | 150  | Nothing special                  |
 | Mythril Knife | 300  | Nothing special                  |
 | Mythril Sword | 450  | Nothing special                  |
 | Great Sword   | 800  | Nothing special                  |
 | Noiseblaster  | 500  | Inflicts Confuse on all enemies  |
 | Bioblaster    | 750  | Deals Poison damage and Sap      |
 +---------------+------+----------------------------------+
 +---------------+
 |  Armor Shop   |
 +---------------+------+-----------------+
 |     Item      | Cost |     Effect      |
 +---------------+------+-----------------+
 | Buckler       | 200  | Nothing special |
 | Heavy Shield  | 400  | Nothing special |
 | Hairband      | 150  | Nothing special |
 | Plumed Hat    | 250  | Nothing special |
 | Cotton Robe   | 200  | Nothing special |
 | Kenpo Gi      | 250  | Nothing special |
 +---------------+------+-----------------+
 +-------------------+
 |    Relic Shop     |
 +-------------------+------+------------------------------------------------+
 |      Item         | Cost |                    Effect                      |
 +-------------------+------+------------------------------------------------+
 | Sprint Shoes      | 1500 | Doubles walking speed                          |
 | Silver Spectacles | 500  | Prevents Blind                                 |
 | Star Pendant      | 500  | Prevents Poison                                |
 | Jeweled Ring      | 1000 | Prevents Stone                                 |
 | Knight's Code     | 1000 | Protects critical allies from physical attacks |
 +-------------------+------+------------------------------------------------+
 +--------------+
 |  Item Shop   |
 +--------------+------+--------------------------------------------+
 |    Item      | Cost |                 Effect                     |
 +--------------+------+--------------------------------------------+
 | Potion       | 50   | Restores 50 HP                             |
 | Antidote     | 50   | Cures Poison                               |
 | Gold Needle  | 200  | Cures Petrify                              |
 | Eye Drops    | 50   | Cures Blind                                |
 | Echo Screen  | 120  | Cures Silence                              |
 | Phoenix Down | 500  | Revives a party member                     |
 | Sleeping Bag | 500  | Restores all HP and MP of one party member |
 | Tent         | 1200 | Restores all HP and MP of party            |
 +--------------+------+--------------------------------------------+
Go to the Pub.  You will be in the Pub if the music changes and talk to the
ninja.  Watch the conversation unfold.  After the conversation, time to take
a trip around town.  First, re-equip everyone with the latest gear from the
Armor Shop.  Also try to equip some of the Relics, especially the Sprint
Shoes.  As for items, check the barrel near the entrance to the left of the
Chocobo Stable for a Potion.  Go down from the Chocobo Stable and turn left to
a box containing a Gold Needle.  Follow the path and check another box for Eye
Drops.  Check the barrel above it for an Antidote.  Check the box near the
Chocobo Stable for a Green Cherry.  Go in the house nearby and go upstairs and
go in the first door.  Go behind the bookcase and follow the path.  The first
door is empty.  The second contains a Save Point.  The third has a room with
chests containing 500 Gil, 1,000 Gil, 1,500 Gil, and an empty chest.  Go back
exit out the right door.  Check the nearby barrel for a Phoenix Down.  Go
around the house to enter another room.  Check the clock for an Elixir.  Go
down from the the boiler-thingy and you will end up in another room.  Follow
the path.  To the right, a bucket contains a Potion.  Go up the stairs and
follow the path past the Item Shop until you reach a set of barrels.  Check
one of them for a Teleport Stone.  Check the barrel between the Weapon and
Armor Shop for a Potion.  With all the stuff done for now, time to head out.
Rent a chocobo (or whatever).
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[WORLD MAP]
Go N from South Figaro to a house.
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AREA:  Duncan's House
TREASURES: Potion
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Go in the house.  Edgar will start talking.  Head over to the boiler-thingy
and examine it.  Then check the bucket near it for a Potion.  After that,
leave the house.  Talk to the man outside to learn about some information.
After that, head out.
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[WORLD MAP]
Go E and then N to some mountains.
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AREA:  Mt. Kolts
TREASURES: Main Gauche, Tent x2
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
When you enter, go into the cave.  Follow the path and go into the next cave.
In the cave, head right and go down.  Go around the wall and exit the cave.
You should be near a chest, which contains the Main Gauche.  Go back and go up
and cross the bridge to go out.  When you exit, a dark figure appears.  Follow
the dark figure.  On the next screen, there will be 2 caves.  Take the right
cave and follow it to a chest containing a Tent.  Go out and take the other
cave and follow it.  Once agian, the dark figure runs.  Pursuit it.  Go up and
cross the bridge and into a cave.  On the next screen, there will be a Save
Point, so save your game.  Go out through the right cave and follow the path,
as it is a straight-shot.  Then you will see who the dark figure was.  Go to
him and talk to him.  After the conversation...BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Vargas   HP: 11,600
      Ipoon x2 HP: 360
WEAK vs. Poison (Vargas), Fire (Ipoons)
--This boss is accompanied by 2 Ipoons.  All they do is attack.  You can't
target yet until you defeat the 2 Ipoons.  After they are dead, keep hitting
Vargas.  After a couple of rounds, Sabin will come and help.  Vargas will blow
everyone with Blizzard Fist except Sabin.  Then it will be Sabin vs. Vargas,
mano-o-mano.
--Strategy:  Use Auto Crossbow, Terra's Fire, and have Locke attack to get rid
of the Ipoons.  When fighting Vargas, have Locke steal and you may score the
Mythril Claws.  Edgar should use Bioblaster.  Vargas has a deadly attack
called Gale Cut, which deals Wind damage to the party.  As for healing, use
Potions and Cure.  When Sabin comes, Vargas will strike Sabin with Doom Fist.
Sabin will have 60 seconds to finish off Vargas.  If you continue to pummel
Vargas, he won't die...in time that is.  Then you will learn how to input a
Blitz.  To finish off Vargas, input the Blitz command Left, Right, Left and
press A.  The Blitz command should be Raging Fist.  This will finish off
Vargas.
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After the fight, a conversation will take place.  After the conversation, go
through the cave.  Open the chest to get a Tent.  The rest of the way is a
straight-shot to the exit.
\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/
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Part 5:  The Leader of the Returners--[W5]
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[WORLD MAP]
Go N until you reach a mountain.
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-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
AREA: Returner Hideout
TREASURES: Phoenix Down x2, White Cape, Antidote, Air Knife, Knight's Code,
           Ether, Green Cherry, Hi-Potion, Gauntlet or Genji Glove
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
When you enter, go through the cave.  When you enter, talk to the man.  Follow
him and go through the cave.  Talk to the man, Banon.  A conversation takes
place.  Now the scene switches to Terra.  Talk to Locke nearby and open the
nearby chest to get a Phoenix Down.  Go left and then up across a bridge.  In
the next room, go up and open the chests, which contains a Phoenix Down, an
Air Knife, and a Knight's Code.  Check the bucket and pot to get an Antidote
and an Ether.  Go around and go down from the right side to discover a secret
passage.  This takes you to a chest containing the White Cape.  Go out and
explore some more.  Talk to Sabin to learn some information.  Talk to the man
behind the counter.  He sells goods.  Oops...forgot the Item data.
 +--------------+
 |  Item Shop   |
 +--------------+------+--------------------------------------------+
 |    Item      | Cost |                 Effect                     |
 +--------------+------+--------------------------------------------+
 | Eye Drops    | 50   | Cures Blind                                |
 | Potion       | 50   | Restores 50 HP                             |
 | Hi-Potion    | 300  | Restores 250 HP                            |
 | Ether        | 1500 | Restores 50 MP                             |
 | Echo Screen  | 120  | Cures Silence                              |
 | Sleeping Bag | 500  | Restores all HP and MP of one party member |
 | Tent         | 1200 | Restores all HP and MP of party            |
 | Sprint Shoes | 1500 | Doubles walking speed                      |
 +--------------+------+--------------------------------------------+
Go around the table and check the pot for a Green Cherry.  Go up the stairs
and go through the door.  Talk to Edgar.  After the talking, open the nearby
chest to get a Hi-Potion.  After that, make your way outside.  Talk to the man
so he can let you out.  Outside, talk to Banon and a conversation will take
place.  If you select "Yes", then Banon will give you the Gauntlet Relic,
which will use both hands to deal more damage, and a meeting will take place.
If you select "No" 3 times, this will skip the meeting and you will get the
Genji Glove, which enables 2 weapons to be equipped.  It is your choice.  I
personally choose to get the Genji Glove.  If you need to rest, do so now.
Go back and save your game.
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Part 6:  The Lethe River Escape--[W6]
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Go down and you will end up at the Lethe River.
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AREA: Lethe River
TREASURES: None
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
This area is pretty much guided.  Make sure Banon does not bite the dust, or
it will be a Game Over.  At certain junctions, you have to choose a path.
Follow these paths to get to the exit:

Any path -> Save Point -> Left -> Save Point -> Boss!

When you get to the Left/Up path, you can keep going up to get into battles.
This is an excellent way to get some levels.  Normally I would keep going up
until Terra learns Fira, which I think is at about Level 20.  Be sure to save
your game at every stop.  Since I am trying to get the Magicites at a low
level, I pretty much take the correct paths. After the 2nd Save Point, there
will be no paths to choose.  Put everyone in the back rank before going.
While you are going down the River, guess what...
BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS:  Ultros  HP: 3,000
WEAK vs. Fire, Lightning
--Ultros can really throwdown if you are not at a high level.  Ultros will say
all sorts of things, which will tell who his attack, Tentacle, will hit.  It
hurts.  This is why the back rank is neccessary.  His Tentacle attack can also
target all.  Beware of Ink, which causes Blind and do little damage.
--Strategy:  Have Terra casting Fire, Edgar Auto Crossbow-ing, Sabin using his
Blitz Raging Fist or Aura Cannon (or other Blitz like Rising Phoenix.  I find
Aura Cannon dealing more in my playthrough, since Sabin does not have it), and
Banon using Pray.  If you use Fire (or Fira, which can dish out about 1,000+
damage), Ultros will take big damage (In my playthrough, 150 damage) and
counter with Ink.  Revive if neccessary *raises hand*.
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After the fight, watch the event unfold.  *LOL at event*
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Now...there will be a Scenario Selection: Terra, Sabin, and Locke.  Order
doesn't matter.  For my scenario of choice: Terra and crew (need to get that
Genji Glove off of Terra...)
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Part 7:  Terra's Scenario--[W7]
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Terra's scenario begins at the Lethe River.
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AREA: Lethe River
TREASURES: None
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
You are almost at the end.  Just hold out a little longer on the Lethe River.
The Banon condition still applies, so make sure he doesn't bite the dust.
There are no junction choosing or anything.
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Go W and then NW to reach Narshe.
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TOWN: Narshe
TREASURES: Nothing in particular
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When you reach Narshe, go up and you will get stopped by some guards.  After
the conversation, go to the hidden cave that Locke found.  If you need any
healing, go to the Adventuring School and examine the bucket.  The cave, if
you forgot, is located to the left of the School.  Examine it and the passage
will open.
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AREA: Narshe Mines
TREASURES: Rune Blade
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Just go through the mines and follow the path.  When you reach an area with a
sparkling thing moving, try to remember the path.  If you are lazy, wasn't
looking, have short-term memory, or what has you, refer to the little diagram
at the bottom (I tried my best).
                       ||
                      | E|________
                     _| <--       |
                 ___| |::|^|::::| |
                |     |::|^|::::| |
                | |:| |::| <--<-- |
                | |:|-->->v|::::|^|
                | |:|^|::|v|::::|^|
                | |:|^|::|v|::::|^|
                |--->^    ->v    ^|
                |^|:::| |::|v|::|^|
                |^|:::| |::|v|::|^|
                |^<--<--|::| --->^|
                 =====|^<--  |====
                       -- B--
                         ||
Screw up once, and you will get into a forced battle.  After going through the
room, follow the path and take the doorway up ahead.  Follow it and you will
end up in the Moogle Cave.  Go up and then left through a hole.  Follow it and
open the chest containing a Rune Blade.  Follow the path out and you will
eventually end up at the man's house (you know, from the beginning).
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After the conversation, that will be the end of Terra's Scenario.  Next up,
Locke's Scenario!

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Part 8:  Locke's Scenario--[W8]
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Locke's Scenario kicks off at South Figaro, which is under the Empire's grasp.
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AREA: South Figaro
TREASURES: Hyper Wrist, Herme's Sandals, Ribbon, Hi-Ether, Great Sword, Heavy
           Shield, Iron Armor, X-Potion, Earring,
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
This area is crawling with Imperial forces.  What is there to do?  You could
go left and try to get past the Heavy Armor, that is if you are at a high
level.  You can go into the house at the starting point and go downstairs to a
Save Point.  Re-equip Locke and go the Item Shop.  Talk to the Merchant and
engage him.  Use Steal to get his clothes from him.  Now Locke has a Merchant
disguise.  Go to the house near the Item Shop.  Go downstairs and talk to the
kid.  After that, go up through the door.  Next, go upstairs and go left and
talk to the soldier dude with the green hat-helmet thingy.  Use Steal on the
Cadet to get his uniform from him.  Now Locke has a Cadet disguise.  Head to
the Pub and go downstairs.  Go through the door and talk to the Merchant.
Now you will engage with another Merchant.  Use Steal, once again, to take his
outfit.  After the fight, Locke will get some Cider.  What to do next?  Go
back to the house where the little kid let Locke through and go upstairs.  Go
to the left and down and talk to the old man.  He will reveal some
information.  Now go downstairs and talk to the kid.  For the password, choose
"Courage" and he will show the hidden passage.  Take the secret passage and
you will end up in the same area with the Elixir.  Just follow the path and go
upstairs in the house.  Go behind the bookcase and go down some stairs.  Just
follow the path and you will reach a point where you can ditch the disguise or
keep.  It's your call.  Anywho...go all the way down (until you can't go down
no more) and turn right.  You will be in a secret passage.  This room contains
chests with a Hyper Wrist and the Herme's Sandals.  Follow the path and an
event will unfold.  Another character introduction will come up.  After the
event, examine the guard and take the Old Clock Key.  Go into the next door
and save your game.  Go all the way to the door at the end and navigate
through the room and check the clock at the end.  Wind up the clock and a
secret passage will be revealed.  Follow the path.  At the first junction, go
down to a chest containing an Iron Armor.  Go back and go left and then up.
Follow it to get the 2 chests, which contains a Heavy Shield and a Great
Sword.  Go back and go down all the way.  When you go down, check to the left
and you should move to the left.  Go down and go downstairs.  Check the
basement for a Hi-Ether and an X-Potion.  Go directly down from the X-Potion
chest and press A for a chest containing the almight Ribbon.  Now, backtrack
and go down all the way.  Turn left and open the chest containing an Earring.
Now just go all the way to the right and up the stairs.  Now you will be on
the outside of the town.  Just go right and you will be out.
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[WORLD MAP]
From South Figaro, go NW to the South Figaro Cave.
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AREA: South Figaro Cave
TREASURES: Thunder Rod, Ether, X-Potion
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
NOTE:  If you see any item boxes, it will be best to leave them alone for now.
       The items will change later on.  If you want, you can get them if you
       want.

Just go through the cave as normal.  As you go through the cave, the cave will
start rumbling.  You may find the Thunder Rod, an Ether, and an X-Potion here
if you left all of the chests unopened.  Just continue as normal and you will
reach the area with the recovery spring.  Heal up at the spring and go down.
Put Locke and Celes in the back rank and prepare for the worst.
BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS:  Tunnel Armor  HP: 1300
WEAK vs. Lightning, Water
--This boss uses Thunder, Fire, Magitek Laser, Drill, and Poison.  Drill can
dish out some good damage.  Those magic are killers.
--Strategy:  Simple.  Have Celes use Runic to absorb the magic and have Locke
attack.  If you use Steal, you may score the Air Knife.  Heal up with Potions
and this boss will go down.
DROP: Elixir
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Go out the cave and that will be the end of Locke's scenario.
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Now for the longest one (in my opinion), Sabin's.
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Part 9:  Sabin's Scenario--[W9]
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So where in the world are we?  Somewhere.  So, how do we go about tackling
this situation?  Easy.  Go to the house nearby.
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AREA: Cabin
TREASURES: None
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When you enter, a man on a chocobo will appear.  He sell items.
 +-------------------+
 |      Merchant     |
 +-------------------+------+-----------------------------------+
 | Items             | Cost |              Effects              |
 +-------------------+------+-----------------------------------+
 | Potion            | 50   | Restores 50 HP                    |
 | Phoenix Down      | 500  | Revives a party member            |
 | Tent              | 1200 | Restores all HP and MP of party   |
 | Plumed Hat        | 250  | Nothing                           |
 | Shuriken          | 30   | Use with "Throw"; inflicts damage |
 | Invisibity Scroll | 200  | Use with "Throw"; bestows Vanish  |
 | Shadow Scroll     | 400  | Use with "Throw"; bestows Blink   |
 | Sprint Shoes      | 1500 | Doubles walking speed             |
 +-------------------+------+-----------------------------------+
To the left, there is Shadow.  Talk to him and have him join you.  You can go
into the Cabin and rest in the bed.
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[WORLD MAP]
Venture E and S through a patch of forest until you see what looks like a
patch of sand and a bridge.
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AREA: Imperial Camp
TREASURES: Star Pendant, Green Beret, Mythril Glove, Remedy (Doma Castle)
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
When you reach the Imperial Camp, a conversation will take place as well as an
event.  A character will also be introduced.  Fight the Captain with Cyan.  To
defeat him, use Bushido 2: Sky and wait for him to attack.  This should kill
the Captain in one swoop. Now the scene switches back to Sabin and Shadow.  Go
to the right and into the tent.  Check the right side for a chest containing
a Star Pendant.  If you choose to kick it, you will fight Dobermans.  If you
hit it, then you won't get into a battle.  Go back and go down past the
bridge and a conversation will take place.  After the conversation, the party
will engage Kefka.  Strike him and he will flee.  Chase him and engage in
another battle.  Strike him and chase him.  Go up the hill to a tent with 2
chests containing a Mythril Glove and a Monster Chest with a Green Beret.  To
beat the enemy, use Shurikens and have Sabin Blitz, though it will counter
with Mega Berserk, which inflicts Berserk on Sabin.  After the fight, talk to
Kefka and fight him...again.  After that, follow him and you will fight
against 2 Imperial Soldiers and 2 Captains.  After the fight, an event will
unfold and control switches to Cyan.  Go up through the door and go
downstairs.  Go out through the door and a conversation will take place.
After the conversation, go down and down the stairs and hang left and through
the door.  Go right and check the pot near the fallen soldier for a Remedy.
Go back upstairs and go up through the door to the right of the Throne Room.
After the event, the scene switches to the Imperial Camp.  Go help Cyan with
the soldiers.  After 3 battles, then the gang will pilot Magitek Armors.  Go
right and follow the path as if you are going back to the entrance.  After a
series of fights, the party decides to go to the forest to the south.
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[WORLD MAP]
Go S and then E past a bridge.  To the SW lies Doma Castle, but it is under
Imperial seige.  When you cross the bridge, the forest is close.
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AREA: Phantom Forest
TREASURES: None
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
This area is pretty straight-forward.  After coming from the area with the
recovery spring, take the path to the right of it.  Follow it and you will
reach a train station.
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AREA: Phantom Train
TREASURES: Earring, Phoenix Down x2, Hyper Wrist, Sniper Eye,
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
A conversation will take place and then Cyan suggest leaving.  When you try,
it will be too late.  After the talking, head right into the next cart.  Talk
to the ghost and he will join your party.  Go through the door and press the
switch in the upper-right corner.  After the conversation, keep going left
until you reach as far as you can go. Go in the cart and try to go out.  A
ghost will stop the party.  Engage it and defeat it.  After that, ghosts will
start appearing.  Climb the ladder when you gain control and go to the end.
After the suggestion, go into the cart nearby and press the switch to detach
the rail.  After detaching the rail, go back in and press the switch again to
open a passage.  Go through the passage and save your game.  Don't worry about
healing.  There is a healing point at the next cart.  Go there and get healed.
After that, go outside and go around the cart.  Go back into the cart from the
right and open the chest containing an Earring.  Go into the next cart and go
into the door.  Try to open and you will get into a...BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Siegfried  HP: 1,900
--This boss attacks 8 times at the beginning of the fight.  They are pretty
weak attacks.  After that, he attacks once.
--Strategy:  This boss is pretty easy.  If a person is equipped with the Black
Belt, the boss will die before it finishes his attack.  Even Shadow's dog will
destroy the boss if the dog intercepts the attack.
DROP: Green Cherry
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After the fight, the fool makes off with the chest.  Oh well.  Anywho...go to
the left and continue.  In the next cart, go into the room at the end and open
the chests containing a Phoenix Down, a Sniper Eye, another Phoenix Down and a
monster chest containing a Hyper Wrist.  Go out and go left.  The next cart is
a save point, so save your game.  Go to the left and you will be in the
engineer's compartment.  Press the left switch and the right switch.  Go out
and go to the front of the train and press the switch at the smokestack.
BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Phantom Train  HP: 1,900
WEAK vs. Holy, Fire, Lightning
--The train uses Wheel, which does some small damage.  It also uses Acid Rain,
which does some big damage to the party and inflicts Sap.  Saintly Beam hurts
big time.  Both of those attacks hurt like a mutha.  Watch out for Diabolic
Whistle.  It inflicts a variety of status effects such as Poison, Confuse,
Poison, Slow, and Blind.  Think of it as a psuedo-Bad Breath.
--Strategy:  Have Sabin use Aura Cannon, Cyan use Bushido 1: Fang, and Shadow
chuck Shurikens.  If you are reeeeeeally lazy, hit the blasted train with a
Phoenix Down. (didn't know about this 'til I looked it up in the Nintendo
Power March issue...).  Oh yeah, and the party starts in the back rank.
DROP: Tent
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After defeating the train, watch the event unfold.  After the event, talk to
Cyan and then talk to Shadow.  After that, just wait.
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Go S and then E and then N to some mountains.
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AREA: Cave to Baren Falls
TREASURES: None
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
This area is straight-forward.  Just go up and you will reach a cliff.  After
the conversation, the jump off the cliff.  While going down the cliff, you
will fight monsters.
1st wave: Opinious Fish x2
2nd wave: Opinious Fish x3
3rd wave: Opinious Fish x2
4th wave: Opinious Fish x3
5th wave: Opinious Fish x3
6th wave: Rhizopas
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BOSS: Rhizopas  HP: 775
WEAK vs. Lightning
--The Rhizopas can use Blizzard and sometimes may attack.  El Nino hurts, so
watch out.  Bite is not too bad.
--Strategy:  If only I was a higher level, then it will be Bushido 4: Flurry
for me.  Use Bushido 2: Sky and hope that the "boss" hits Cyan.  As for Sabin,
do whatever.  I used Blitz Aura Cannon.
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  After the fighting, Sabin and Cyan will be on an unknown land.  An event and
a character introduction will take place.  After that, time to figure out what
to do.
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[WORLD MAP]
Note:  The area you are in is the Veldt.  While on the Veldt, all, or most,
enemies fought will appear.

While on the Veldt, if you finish a fight and you see Gau (that boy a few
seconds ago), there isn't much you can do.  If you strike him, he will run.

Go SE and E and then N until you reach a town.
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TOWN: Mobliz
TREASURES: Elixir, Tintinnabulum
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 +---------------+
 | Weapon Shop   |
 +---------------+------+---------+
 |   Items       | Cost | Effect  |         
 +---------------+------+---------+
 | Mythril Knife | 300  | Nothing |
 | Mythril Sword | 450  | Nothing |
 | Mythril Claws | 800  | Nothing |
 | Kotetsu       | 800  | Nothing |
 +---------------+------+---------+
 +--------------+
 | Armor Shop   |
 +--------------+------+---------+
 |  Items       | Cost | Effects |
 +--------------+------+---------+
 | Buckler      | 200  | Nothing |
 | Heavy Shield | 400  | Nothing |
 | Plumed Hat   | 250  | Nothing |
 | Magus Hat    | 600  | Nothing |
 | Bandana      | 800  | Nothing |
 | Iron Helm    | 1000 | Nothing |
 | Kenpo Gi     | 250  | Nothing |
 | Iron Armor   | 700  | Nothing |
 +--------------+------+---------+
 +--------------+
 |  Item Shop   |
 +--------------+------+--------------------------------------------+
 |    Items     | Cost |                 Effect                     |
 +--------------+------+--------------------------------------------+
 | Dried Meat   | 150  | Restores 150 HP                            |
 | Potion       | 50   | Restores 50 HP                             |
 | Hi-Potion    | 300  | Restores 250 HP                            |
 | Eye Drops    | 50   | Cures Blind                                |
 | Green Cherry | 150  | Cures Imp                                  |
 | Phoenix Down | 500  | Revives a party member                     |
 | Sleeping Bag | 500  | Restores all HP and MP of one party member |
 | Tent         | 1200 | Restores all HP and MP of party            |
 +--------------+------+--------------------------------------------+
 +--------------+
 | Relic Shop   |
 +--------------+------+--------------------------+
 | Sprint Shoes | 1500 | Doubles walking speed    |
 | White Cape   | 5000 | Prevents Imp and Silence |
 +--------------+------+--------------------------+
Go to the house in the upper-left section of town and you will see a man.  He
will ask for you to give him the letter.  Give him the letter and then go to
the house the right of it (a house with a pigeon in front of it.)  Give 500
Gil to send off things to Lola.  Be sure to examine the clock for an Elixir.
After sending off, go to the Inn and rest.  Continue doing this will earn you
the Tintinnabulum.  Upgrade your equipment and go to the Item Shop and buy a
Dried Meat.  Go back to the world map.
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Get into fights until you find Gau.  When you find him, use the Dried Meat on
him.  After the conversation, he will join your party.  Take some time to use
his Leap command to get some Rage.  When you are ready, head S from Mobliz
until you see a cave.
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AREA: Crescent Mountain Cave
TREASURES: None
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
There is nothing special about this area.  To find Gau's "treasure", just go
through the cave as normal.
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AREA: Serpent Trench
TREASURES: X-Potion, Green Beret
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
This area has 2 path selectors.  You will know if you see arrows on the
screen.  Select the path you wish to take:
1st junction: Left: Skips cave
              Right: Cave with an X-Potion

2nd junction: Left: Skips cave
              Right: Cave with a Green Beret
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Go to the nearby town.
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TOWN: Nikeah
TREASURES: Elixir
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 +---------------+
 |  Weapon Shop  |
 +---------------+------+---------+
 |     Items     | Cost |  Effect |
 +---------------+------+---------+
 | Mythril Claws | 800  | Nothing |
 | Kotetsu       | 800  | Nothing |
 | Mythril Spear | 800  | Nothing |
 +---------------+------+---------+
 +--------------+
 |  Armor Shop  |
 +--------------+------+---------+
 |    Items     | Cost | Effect  |
 +--------------+------+---------+
 | Heavy Shield | 400  | Nothing |
 | Plumed Hat   | 250  | Nothing |
 | Magus Hat    | 600  | Nothing |
 | Bandana      | 800  | Nothing |
 | Iron Helm    | 1000 | Nothing |
 | Kenpo Gi     | 250  | Nothing |
 | Silk Robe    | 600  | Nothing |
 | Iron Armor   | 700  | Nothing |
 +--------------+------+---------+
 +--------------+
 |  Item Shop   |
 +--------------+------+--------------------------------------------+
 |    Items     | Cost |                  Effects                   |
 +--------------+------+--------------------------------------------+
 | Potion       | 50   | Restores 50 HP                             |
 | Hi-Potion    | 300  | Restores 250 HP                            |
 | Echo Screen  | 120  | Cures Silence                              |
 | Smoke Bomb   | 300  | Escape from battle                         |
 | Green Cherry | 150  | Cures Imp                                  |
 | Phoenix Down | 500  | Revives a party member                     |
 | Sleeping Bag | 500  | Restores all HP and MP of one party member |
 | Tent         | 1200 | Restores all HP and MP of party            |
 +--------------+------+--------------------------------------------+
Go to the Inn and check the clock for an Elixir.  What?  That's all I can find
in this little town.  If you want, go shopping and when you are ready, take
the ferry to South Figaro.  I knew I shoulda took the Mythril Spear from Mog
when I had the chance...
When you take the ferry, that will be the end of Sabin's scenario.
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Part 10:  Returners vs. the Empire--[W10]
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TOWN: Narshe
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After all 3 scenarios are complete, the scene will shift to Narshe where
Banon has a conversation.  After the events are over, you will be in the
snowfield.  Prepare and equip everyone.  When you are ready, save your game
and talk to Banon.
You will have to divide into 3 teams.  Since I am doing a low-level run up to
Zozo, I may have to put my selfishness and put Gau in a party.  Normally, I
would have him by himself and do not use him.  In this case, I will make an
exception.
Have a hard hitter and a healer in each team.
After a long time thinking, here is my set-up:
Team 1: Terra, Cyan, Locke
Team 2: Sabin, Celes
Team 3: Edgar, Gau

--Suggestion by T. Oliver: he says to use a team with Terra, Cyan, and Sabin.
With this team, you can use Bushido 1: Fang or Bushido 4: Flurry and have
Sabin use Rising Phoenix.

This part of the game is pretty difficult at where I am.  In my set-up, I have
Terra act as a healer more often than a Fire user.  Sabin is always using Aura
Cannon (I know, everywhere in my FAQ, I say Aura Cannon.  This is because it
deals more damage) and Celes on healing duty.  Edgar with Noiseblaster can
Confuse enemies and Gau using Oversoul Rage or Bomb Rage.  After disposing the
advancing soldiers, move out the team toward Kefka.  The soldier that is
running left and right is the Hell's Rider.  It is pretty darn powerful,
especially Silver Lance.  Watch out for Reverse Polarity.  It switches front
rank with back and vice-versa.  If you have Locke fight it, steal and you may
score the Mythril Vest.  I used my first team to defeat it.  I had Locke Steal
and Cyan use Bushido 2: Sky to finish it.  Now, for Kefka!
BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS:  Kefka  HP: 3,000
--This guy can really throwdown, though he looks goofy.  I mean, he can use
Poison, Confuse, Drain, Thunder, Blizzard, and Blizzara.  Blizzara, I say!
That Blizzara, at my level, is a OHK.
--Strategy:  After careful experimenting, I used Team 2.  The reason is Celes.
Use Runic so that she can absorb Kefka's magic.  I had to make sure that
Celes's HP is high.  After defeating him, he will flee.
DROP:  Peace Ring
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After the fight, watch the event unfold.  After the event and the
conversation that follows later, you will have to go to Zozo with a party of
3 (if you want Shadow) or 4 of your choice.
My team: Celes, Cyan, Edgar, Sabin.
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Part 11: Chase Terra!--[W11]
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TOWN: Narshe
TREASURES: Elixir, 5,000 Gil, Earring, Thief's Knife, Thief's Bracer,
           Hyper Wrist
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While in Narshe, take some time to explore and do some shopping.  First off,
when you exit the house, follow the path (don't go down the stairs) until you
reach a house.  Inside, there are chests that containing 5000 Gil, an Earring,
Thief's Knife, Reflect Ring, Thief's Bracer, and a Hyper Wrist.  Don't worry
about the locked chest.  That will be discussed later.  Did I mention?  YOU
CAN NOW SHOP!  Here is the data:
 +----------------+
 |   Armor Shop   |
 +----------------+------+---------+
 |      Items     | Cost | Effect  |
 +----------------+------+---------+
 | Mythril Shield | 1200 | Nothing |
 | Magus Hat      | 600  | Nothing |
 | Bandana        | 800  | Nothing |
 | Iron Helm      | 1000 | Nothing |
 | Silk Robe      | 600  | Nothing |
 | Iron Armor     | 700  | Nothing |
 +----------------+------+---------+
 +----------------+
 |  Weapon Shop   |
 +----------------+------+-----------------------------+
 |     Items      | Cost |         Effect              |
 +----------------+------+-----------------------------+
 | Great Sword    | 800  | Nothing                     |
 | Mythril Claws  | 800  | Nothing                     |
 | Kotetsu        | 800  | Nothing                     |
 | Mythril Spear  | 800  | Nothing                     |
 | Air Knife      | 950  | Deals wind-elemental damage |
 | Chain Flail    | 2000 | Same power from back row    |
 | Moonring Blade | 2500 | Same power from back row    |
 +----------------+------+-----------------------------+
 +---------------+
 |  Relic Shop   |
 +---------------+------+------------------------------------------------+
 |     Items     | Cost |                    Effect                      |
 +---------------+------+------------------------------------------------+
 | Sprint Shoes  | 1500 | Doubles walking speed                          |
 | Jeweled Ring  | 1000 | Prevents Stone                                 |
 | Fairy Ring    | 1500 | Prevents Poison and Blind                      |
 | Barrier Ring  | 500  | Casts Shell when HP is low                     |
 | Mythril Glove | 700  | Casts Protect when HP is low                   |
 | Knight's Code | 1000 | Protects critical allies from physical attacks |
 +---------------+------+------------------------------------------------+
 +--------------+
 |  Item Shop   |
 +--------------+------+--------------------------------------------+
 |    Item      | Cost |                 Effect                     |
 +--------------+------+--------------------------------------------+
 | Potion       | 50   | Restores 50 HP                             |
 | Hi-Potion    | 300  | Restores 250 HP                            |
 | Ether        | 1500 | Restores 50 MP                             |
 | Gold Needle  | 200  | Cures Petrify                              |
 | Phoenix Down | 500  | Revives a party member                     |
 | Smoke Bomb   | 300  | Escape from battle                         |
 | Sleeping Bag | 500  | Restores all HP and MP of one party member |
 | Tent         | 1200 | Restores all HP and MP of party            |
 +--------------+------+--------------------------------------------+
To the left of the Relic Shop is some stairs.  Take the stairs and follow it
to the Elder's House.  Examine the clock for an Elixir.  When you are ready,
head out to Figaro Castle.
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AREA: Figaro Castle
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This area is the same thing.  Go to the shops!  The supply has been changed!
Here is the data:
 +---------------+
 |   Tool Shop   |
 +---------------+------+----------------------------------+
 |     Items     | Cost |             Effect               |
 +---------------+------+----------------------------------+
 | Auto Crossbow | 250  | Hits all enemies                 |
 | Noiseblaster  | 500  | Inflicts Confuse on all enemies  |
 | Bioblaster    | 750  | Deals Poison damage and Sap      |
 | Flash         | 1000 | Inflicts damage and Blind        |
 | Drill         | 3000 | Inflicts damage; ignores defense |
 +---------------+------+----------------------------------+
 +--------------+
 |  Item Shop   |
 +--------------+------+---------------------------------+
 |    Item      | Cost |             Effect              |
 +--------------+------+---------------------------------+
 | Hi-Potion    | 300  | Restores 250 HP                 |
 | Ether        | 1500 | Restores 50 MP                  |
 | Phoenix Down | 500  | Revives a party member          |
 | Holy Water   | 300  | Cures Zombie                    |
 | Antidote     | 50   | Cures Poison                    |
 | Eye Drops    | 50   | Cures Blind                     |
 | Gold Needle  | 200  | Cures Petrify                   |
 | Tent         | 1200 | Restores all HP and MP of party |
 +--------------+------+---------------------------------+
If you have Sabin in your party, you can rest and learn some interesting
information.  Go to B1F of Figaro by going down the left stairway near the
entrance and talk to the old man.  Have him take you to Kohlingen.
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N from the castle and you should see a town.
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TOWN: Kohlingen
TREASURES: Elixir
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 +-------------------+
 |    Weapon Shop    |
 +-------------------+------+---------------------------------------------+
 |       Items       | Cost |               Effects                       |
 +-------------------+------+---------------------------------------------+
 | Air Knife         | 950  | Deals wind-elemental damage                 |
 | Chain Flail       | 2000 | Same power from back row                    |
 | Moonring Blade    | 2500 | Same power from back row                    |
 | Shuriken          | 30   | Use with "Throw"; inflicts damage           |
 | Flame Scroll      | 500  | Use with "Throw"; inflicts fire damage      |
 | Water Scroll      | 500  | Use with "Throw"; inflicts water damage     |
 | Lightning Scroll  | 500  | Use with "Throw"; inflicts lightning damage |
 | Invisibity Scroll | 200  | Use with "Throw"; bestows Vanish            |
 +-------------------+------+---------------------------------------------+
 +------------------+
 |    Armor Shop    |
 +------------------+------+---------+
 |      Items       | Cost | Effect  |
 +------------------+------+---------+
 | Mythril Shield   | 1200 | Nothing |
 | Magus Hat        | 600  | Nothing |
 | Bandana          | 800  | Nothing |
 | Twisted Headband | 1600 | Nothing |
 | Iron Helm        | 1000 | Nothing |
 | Silk Robe        | 600  | Nothing |
 | Iron Armor       | 700  | Nothing |
 +------------------+------+---------+
 +--------------+
 |  Item Shop   |
 +--------------+------+--------------------------------------------+
 |    Item      | Cost |                 Effect                     |
 +--------------+------+--------------------------------------------+
 | Hi-Potion    | 300  | Restores 250 HP                            |
 | Ether        | 1500 | Restores 50 MP                             |
 | Holy Water   | 300  | Cures Zombie                               |
 | Antidote     | 50   | Cures Poison                               |
 | Green Cherry | 150  | Cures Imp                                  |
 | Phoenix Down | 500  | Revives a party member                     |
 | Sleeping Bag | 500  | Restores all HP and MP of one party member |
 | Tent         | 1200 | Restores all HP and MP of party            |
 +--------------+------+--------------------------------------------+
If you have Locke, go to the house in the northeastern area and learn some
interesting stuff.  Go to the Inn and Shadow will be there.  If you have an
empty space, he will join for 3000 Gil.  Go to the house to the left of the
Item/Weapon/Armor shop and examine the clock for an Elixir.
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[WORLD MAP]
Travel NE until you see a little cabin.  Go in and examine the pot for a
Hero's Ring.
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[WORLD MAP]
From Kohlingen, head S until you reach a town.
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TOWN: Jidoor
TREASURES: Ether
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 +----------------+
 |   Armor Shop   |
 +----------------+------+---------+
 |      Items     | Cost | Effect  |
 +----------------+------+---------+
 | Mythril Shield | 1200 | Nothing |
 | Twist Headband | 1600 | Nothing |
 | Mythril Vest   | 1200 | Nothing |
 | Ninja Gear     | 1100 | Nothing |
 | White Dress    | 2200 | Nothing |
 +----------------+------+---------+
 +------------------+
 |   Weapon Shop    |
 +------------------+------+---------------------------------------------+
 |     Items        | Cost |         Effect                              |
 +------------------+------+---------------------------------------------+
 | Kiku-Ichimonji   | 1200 | Nothing                                     |
 | Kaiser Knuckles  | 1000 | Deals holy-elemental damage                 |
 | Kodachi          | 1200 | Nothing                                     |
 | Moonring Blade   | 2500 | Same power from back row                    |
 | Flame Scroll     | 500  | Use with "Throw"; inflicts fire damage      |
 | Water Scroll     | 500  | Use with "Throw"; inflicts water damage     |
 | Lightning Scroll | 500  | Use with "Throw"; inflicts lightning damage |
 | Shadow Scroll    | 400  | Use with "Throw"; bestows Blink             |
 +------------------+------+---------------------------------------------+
 +---------------+
 |  Relic Shop   |
 +---------------+------+------------------------------------------------+
 |     Items     | Cost |                    Effect                      |
 +---------------+------+------------------------------------------------+
 | Peace Ring    | 3000 | Prevents Confuse and Berserk                   |
 | Barrier Ring  |  500 | Casts Shell when HP is low                     |
 | Mythril Glove |  700 | Casts Protect when HP is low                   |
 | Earring       | 5000 | Increases magic power; increase with 2         |
 | Knight's Code | 1000 | Protects critical allies from physical attacks |
 | Sniper Eye    | 3000 | Physical attacks always hit                    |
 +---------------+------+------------------------------------------------+
 +--------------+
 |  Item Shop   |
 +--------------+------+---------------------------------+
 |    Item      | Cost |              Effect             |
 +--------------+------+---------------------------------+
 | Hi-Potion    | 300  | Restores 250 HP                 |
 | Ether        | 1500 | Restores 50 MP                  |
 | Antidote     | 50   | Cures Poison                    |
 | Gold Needle  | 200  | Cures Petrify                   |
 | Holy Water   | 300  | Cures Zombie                    |
 | Phoenix Down | 500  | Revives a party member          |
 | Echo Screen  | 120  | Cures Silence                   |
 | Tent         | 1200 | Restores all HP and MP of party |
 +--------------+------+---------------------------------+
Theres nothing much to do here.  There is an Auction house, but it is closed
for now.  The only to do here is to upgrade equipment and re-stock on items.
Also go to Owzer's house and check the pot for an Ether.
When you are ready, grab a chocobo (if you want).
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[WORLD MAP]
NE and N and follow until you reach a "town".
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AREA: Zozo
TREASURES: Ether x2, Chainsaw, Brigand's Glove, Hi-Potion, Burning Fist,
           Potion
MAGICITES: Ramuh, Cait Sith, Siren, Kirin
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Go into the building with the Pub sign.  Follow the path and go to the right
after climbing the stairs.  Go through the right door and open the chest for
an Ether.  Don't worry about the left door.  Go back down and go left and up
and follow the path until you reach a building with what looks like an Inn
sign.  Go in and examine the clock.  It will ask to set the time.  Normally,
it would take a long time to figure out the time, so let me tell you what it
is: 6:10:50.  Follow the opened path and open the chest for the Chainsaw Tool.
Go out and go left.  Follow the path and you will reach another building with
an Armor Shop sign.  Go in and open the chest for a Potion.  Go out and go
back and then go down and go into the building with what looks like a Relic
Shop sign.  Climb the stair and follow the path.  When you reach outside,
climb the stairs to the top and go through a door to a chest containing a
Brigand's Glove.  Go back down and go through the opened door and jump from
building to building.  From here, it is a straight shot.  Be sure to check
the pot and bucket for a Hi-Potion and an Ether.  Also be sure to go into a
door to get the Burning Fist.  When you reach the end, you will see a man.
Put people in the back rank (if you are low leveled).  Talk to him and guess
what...BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Dadaluma  HP: 3,270
WEAK vs. Poison 
--This boss uses Sweepkick, which does some damage and inflicts Sap.  Later in
the fight, he will call out 2 Iron Fists.  When he starts taking more damage,
he will use 3 Hi-Potions, restoring a grand total of 750 damage and then uses
Protect.  He can also Jump, but it is not that bad.  Watch out for the Mythril
Knife!  It really, really hurts...on my file that is.
(500+ damage = OHK)
--Strategy:  Like I always say on my earlier strategies: Blitz Aura Cannon,
Blizzard, Drill Tool and Flash Tool, and Bushido 2: Sky.  For some reason, he
won't hit Cyan.  If I was only high enough...that Bushido 4: Flurry would be
mighty nice right now.  As for healing, Cure or Hi-Potions.
DROP: Thief's Knife, Twist Headband
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After the fight, climb the stairs and go through the door.  Go up and talk to
Terra.  Watch the event and the conversation unfold.  Now you will have 4
Esper magicites.  Go down and talk to your companion that was left in Narshe.
After that, more conversation will take place.  Now you have a new
destination: the Magitek Factory.  You will be forced to take Celes and Locke.
Bring two more people that you are comfortable with.  My choice: Sabin and
Edgar.
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You can take some time and start learning magic.  If you want to learn magic
with little leveling up, try killing nothing but the Harvester as a single
enemy.  It will give 3 Magic AP.  I pretty much farmed on them until everyone
learned all of the magic that is currently available.
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[WORLD MAP]
Go back to Jidoor.
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Part 12: Maria and the Wandering Gambler--[W12]
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TOWN:  Jidoor
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Go up to the northern part of Jidoor and go inside Owzer's house, which is the
huge house.  Inside, talk to the man pacing left and right.  Talk to him and
a conversation will unfold.  After the conversation, go down and examine the
letter.  After the character introduction, time to go to the Opera house.
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[WORLD MAP]
From Jidoor, head S and SE until you reach it.
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AREA: Opera House
TREASURES: None
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
When you enter, talk to the man.  Watch the conversation unfold.  After the
event, you have control of Locke.  Go to the room where Celes ran.  After the
conversation, have Celes read the score (like you really need it.  Besides,
this IS a walkthrough, right?).  After reading the score (or whatever), go
through the door and outside.  If you fail three times, it will serve as some
sort of Game Over.
If you didn't memorize the score, have short-term memory, or what has you,
here are the correct choices to the score.  You have a limited amount of time
to select the appropriate line.  If you do not select the line, the line the
cursor is on will be selected.  Select the right lines and enjoy one of most
memorable events in FFVI:
1) "O my hero..."
2) "I'm the darkness..."
3) "Must my..."
After selecting the lines and Draco turns into some flowers, go up and go to
the end and watch the rest of the scene.  After the scenes, you will have
control of Locke.  Read the letter and go outside and save.  Talk to the
Impresario.  After the conversation and the event, you will have 5 minutes to
reach Ultros.  Go right and go up to the Stagehand.  Press the switch to the
far right and go out and go to the left side.  Go through the door.  Navigate
the balcony.  When you are fighting, try not to use Blitz all the time.  It
wastes time.  When you reach Ultros, talk to him.  After the somewhat funny
conversation, you can already guess what's coming...
BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Ultros  HP: 2,550
WEAK vs. Fire, Lightning
--The octopus is back and sporting new attacks this time.  He also moves to
different parts of the stage.  His attacks depends on where he is.
Center-
He can use Acid Rain, which damage inflicts damage on one side and inflicts
Sap.  He also has the standard Tentacle attack and Ink.  He has Imp Song,
which inflicts Imp.
Lower-left-
He can use L.3 Confuse, which inflicts Confuse on those whose level is
divisible by 3.  He can also use Imp Song, which will inflict Imp.
Upper-center-
He can use Fire and Imp Song
Lower-right-
He can use Megavolt, Drain, and Imp Song.
--Strategy: This boss is really easy.  Make sure to put the party member that
is alone in the back rank so Tentacle won't kill in one hit.  All you have to
do is pelt the silly octopus with Thundara, if you have it, or Thunder.  If
you do not have anyone with Thunder or Thundara, just use your best attacks:
Edgar on Chainsaw or Drill and Sabin on Blitz Rising Phoenix or Aura Cannon.
If Cyan, Bushido 4: Flurry.  If Gau, Bomb Rage or some other Rage that can
use thunder-elemental attacks or fire-elemental attacks.  It took me three
rounds of Thundara to finish the silly octopus.
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After the fight, watch the event.  AFter the event, you will be on the airship
Blackjack.
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AREA: Blackjack
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You can un-equip everyone who is not in your party while on the ship.  You can
also buy items and get a free restoration.  Here is the Shop data:
 +----------------+
 |   Item Shop    |
 +----------------+------+-----------------------------------------------+
 |     Item       | Cost |                 Effect                        |
 +----------------+------+-----------------------------------------------+
 | Hi-Potion      | 300  | Restores 250 HP                               |
 | Ether          | 1500 | Restores 50 MP                                |
 | Holy Water     | 300  | Cures Zombie                                  |
 | Phoenix Down   | 500  | Revives a party member                        |
 | Remedy         | 1000 | Cures all status effects except Zombie and KO |
 | Smoke Bomb     | 300  | Escape from battle                            |
 | Teleport Stone | 700  | Same as Teleport; exit dungeons and battles   |
 | Tent           | 1200 | Restores all HP and MP of party               |
 +----------------+------+-----------------------------------------------+
When you are ready, talk to Setzer and watch the events unfold.  After the
event, Setzer will land near a town.
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Part 13: The Magitek Factory--[W13]
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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[WORLD MAP]
Go to the town nearby
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TOWN: Albrook
TREASURES: Ether, Hi-Potion, Elixir
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
 +----------------+
 |   Armor Shop   |
 +----------------+------+---------------------------+
 |      Items     | Cost |           Effect          |
 +----------------+------+---------------------------+
 | Twist Headband | 1600 | Nothing                   |
 | Priest's Miter | 3000 | Increases max MP by 12.5% |
 | Mythril Vest   | 1200 | Nothing                   |
 | Ninja Gear     | 1100 | Nothing                   |
 | White Dress    | 2200 | Nothing                   |
 +----------------+------+---------------------------+
 +------------------+
 |   Weapon Shop    |
 +------------------+------+------------------------------------------------+
 |      Items       | Cost |                   Effect                       |
 +------------------+------+------------------------------------------------+
 | Kiku-Ichimonji   | 1200 | Nothing                                        |
 | Venom Claws      | 2500 | Deals poison-elemental damage; may cast Poison |
 | Bastard Sword    | 3000 | Nothing                                        |
 | Sakura           | 3200 | Inflicts wind-elemental damage                 |
 | Shuriken         | 30   | Use with "Throw"; inflicts damage              |
 | Flame Scroll     | 500  | Use with "Throw"; inflicts fire damage         |
 | Water Scroll     | 500  | Use with "Throw"; inflicts water damage        |
 | Lightning Scroll | 500  | Use with "Throw"; inflicts lightning damage    |
 +------------------+------+------------------------------------------------+
 +-------------------+
 |    Relic Shop     |
 +-------------------+------+----------------------------------------+
 |     Items         | Cost |               Effect                   |
 +-------------------+------+----------------------------------------+
 | Silver Spectacles | 500  | Prevents Blind                         |
 | Peace Ring        | 3000 | Prevents Confuse and Berserk           |
 | Earring           | 5000 | Increases magic power; increase with 2 |
 | Sniper Eye        | 3000 | Physical attacks always hit            |
 | Reflect Ring      | 6000 | Bestows Reflect automatically          |
 | Amulet            | 5000 | Prevents Poison, Blind, and Zombie     |
 +-------------------+------+----------------------------------------+
 +----------------+
 |   Item Shop    |
 +----------------+------+-----------------------------------------------+
 |      Item      | Cost |                    Effect                     |
 +----------------+------+-----------------------------------------------+
 | Hi-Potion      | 300  | Restores 250 HP                               |
 | Ether          | 1500 | Restores 50 MP                                |
 | Eye Drops      | 50   | Cures Blind                                   |
 | Remedy         | 1000 | Cures all status effects except Zombie and KO |
 | Holy Water     | 300  | Cures Zombie                                  |
 | Phoenix Down   | 500  | Revives a party member                        |
 | Tent           | 1200 | Restores all HP and MP of party               |
 | Teleport Stone | 700  | Same as Teleport; exit dungeons and battles   |
 +----------------+------+-----------------------------------------------+
Inside the Weapon Shop, check the pot for an Ether.  In the Armor Shop, the
chests are empty.  Check the barrel near the Inn for a Hi-Potion.  At the
Relic Shop, go through the hallway and check the clock for an Elixir.  After
upgrading equipment, time to move out.
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[WORLD MAP]
We have many choices.  We could go to Maranda and Tzen.  I did go to these
locales, but it is not worth it yet.  So...the next destination is...
*flips coin*...Vector!
Go W and NW until you see it.
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TOWN: Vector
TREASURES: None
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
 +----------------+
 |   Armor Shop   |
 +----------------+------+---------------------------+
 |      Items     | Cost |           Effect          |
 +----------------+------+---------------------------+
 | Twist Headband | 1600 | Nothing                   |
 | Priest's Miter | 3000 | Increases max MP by 12.5% |
 | Mythril Vest   | 1200 | Nothing                   |
 | Ninja Gear     | 1100 | Nothing                   |
 | White Dress    | 2200 | Nothing                   |
 +----------------+------+---------------------------+
 +----------------+
 |  Weapon Shop   |
 +----------------+------+------------------------------------------------+
 |      Items     | Cost |                   Effect                       |
 +----------------+------+------------------------------------------------+
 | Kiku-Ichimonji | 1200 | Nothing                                        |
 | Venom Claws    | 2500 | Deals poison-elemental damage; may cast Poison |
 | Bastard Sword  | 3000 | Nothing                                        |
 | Sakura         | 3200 | Inflicts wind-elemental damage                 |
 +----------------+------+------------------------------------------------+
Do not stay at the Inn.  It may be free, but 1000 Gil will be taken from the
party.  You can go into the house near the Weapon Shop and talk to the man.
Say "No" and you will get into a fight with 2 Guards.  After defeating them,
the man will provide free healing when needed.  If you go up, if the guard is
near you, then you will get into a fight.  When you go to the Imperial Palace
and go farther, you will get into a fight with the unstoppable Guardian.  So
what to do?  Go to the east end of Vector and you will see a man near some
boxes.  Talk to him and watch the event unfold.  Now go up and you will be in
the Magitek Factory.
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AREA: Magitek Factory
TREASURES: Flametongue, Ether, X-Potion, Thunder Blade, Remedy, Dragoon Boots,
           Golden Shield, Golden Helm, Zephyr Cloak, Icebrand, Tent,
           Stone Blade
MAGICITES: Unicorn, Carbuncle, Maduin, Shiva, Ifrit, Phantom, Bismarck,
           Catoblepas
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
When you enter, go down the stairs and head left all the way.  You will get on
the conveyor belt-thingy and go down to a chest containing the Flametongue.
See that hook cable going left and right?  Press A when the hook reaches you
to go the other side.  go right and you will see 2 holes.  Take the right one
and open the chest for an Ether.  Go back and take the left one to go farther.
Open the nearby chest for an X-Potion.  Go right and open the chest, netting
you the Thunder Blade.  Go down and open another chest with a Remedy.  In the
next section, go down and hang left.  Go all the way left and you will see a
chest.  Inside it is the Dragoon Boots.  Go up the stairs and follow the path
and you will reach a chest with the Golden Shield in it.  Now go back and go
down the right walkway and through a door.  Go all the way down and you will
go through a door.  To the left, a chest with the Golden Helm.  Follow the
path and you will come across a chest with a Tent.  Now go back to where you
entered the area (near the conveyor belt-thingy with the Magitek Armor-looking
thing).  Go up the stairs and try going in between the boxes to get into the
pipes.  Follow the path and take the right as soon as you come across it.
There will be 2 chests with the Icebrand and the Zephyr Cloak. Go back and get
on the conveyor belt-thingy.  When you go down, a conversation will take
place.  Go down and get on the conveyor belt-thingy.  You will now be in an
area with 2 statue-looking thingies.  Go through the door that is not blocked
and rest up and save.  "Talk" to the red "statue" and guess what...
BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Ifrit HP: 3,300
      Shiva HP: 3,000
WEAK vs. Ice (Ifrit), Fire (Shiva)
--Yep!  It's Ifrit!  I already knew this.  Remember: I am trying to be as
spoiler-free as possible.  Anywho...Ifrit uses Fire, Fira, and physical
attacks.  Every now and then, Ifrit will leave and Shiva will come in.  I
don't recall fighting Shiva on the SNES version.  Anywho...she uses Blizzard,
Blizzara, and Snowstorm.  Blizzara hurts.  When Ifrit gets low on HP, he will
go to the center of the screen and use Firaga.  After that, he will start
using Blaze.  As for Shiva, she will cast Reflect.
--Strategy:  Pelt Ifrit with Cele's Blizzard (or Blizzara if you manage to get
her to about level 22) or Sabin's Blitz Raging Fist.  As for Shiva, hit her
with Fire (Rising Phoenix if you have Sabin with you.)  Theres's no real way
to inflict any damage.  If you need Celes to hit Ifrit with Blizzard, press
Select until her turn comes up.  If you manage to take down either one, you
will win the battle.  As for healing, use Cure (or Cura if you manage to learn
it).
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After the fight, talk to Ifrit and then Shiva.  Then they will turn into
magicites.  Go back to the save point and save.  Go through the door Shiva
was blocking and go up the stairs.  Just keep going up the stairs and you will
be in the Research Facility.  There is a Stone Blade in this area.  To find
it, go on the walkway and go down all the way.  Go left until you stop.  Press
A and you should have the Stone Blade (correct me if I am wrong).  Keep going
and you will see a "man" in front of a door.  "Talk" to him and you will get
into yet another battle.
BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Number 024 HP: 4,777
WEAK vs. Varies
--This boss has an attack called Overflow, which inflicts Confuse.  This boss
can also use Barrier Change, which will changes its elemental weakness.  This
boss also has other attacks that reflects its element like Magnitude 8(Earth),
which inflicts damage on the party if they are not floating, Acid Rain
(Water), which inflicts damage on party and inflicts Sap, Aqua Breath (Water),
Cure and Cura (Holy), Blizzara (Ice), Fire and Fira (Fire), and some others
that I may not know of.  When there is a "System Error", it will use Sunbath
or Arctic Hare, which restores HP.  This thing can be an idiot by using Libra
on itself.
--Strategy:  Not a particularly difficult boss.  At the beginning, hit it with
Thundara and Chainsaw (Edgar), and Raging Fist (Sabin).  When it Barrier
Change, you can use Libra to find its weakness.
DROP: Icebrand
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Go through the door and you will see some creatures inside of tanks.  Go up
and press the switch and watch the events unfold.  After the event, go to the
right and go down the elevator.  When the elevator stops, go to the save
point and save.  Then talk to Cid.  Then you will take a cart ride to the
exit.  But don't expect a joyful ride.  You will get attacked.
1st wave: Magna Roader
2nd wave: Magna Roader x2
3rd wave: Magna Roader
4th wave: Magna Roader x2
5th wave: Magna Roader x2
6th wave: BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Number 128  (body)  HP: 3,276
      Left Blade  (right) HP: 700
      Right Blade (left)  HP: 400
--This boss and its parts have different attacks.  The boss (Number 128) uses
Blood Feast, which absorbs HP, and Blizzard.  The Right Blade (left on screen)
uses Rapier, and Left Blade (right on screen) use Shamshir.  When the boss
losses its blades, it will cast Haste on itself.  Then it will start using
more attacks like Atomic Ray.
--Strategy:  Not a hard boss.  Just hit it with Rising Phoenix or other multi-
targeting magic.  Use Chainsaw (Edgar) to deal damage quickly.  As for
healing, please tell me you learned Cure (or Cura at least)?
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After defeating the boss, just make your way out of Vector.  Then you will
meet Setzer.  After the conversation, you will get into a...BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Crane x2 HP: 1,800 (Left)
                   2,300 (Right)
WEAK vs. Water (Left, Right), Lightning (Right)
--The Cranes can cast Fire, Thunder, Thundara, and Fira.  It can also use
Magnitude 8.  Wrecking Ball is not all that damaging.  When the Left Crane
is isolated, it will use Magitek Barrier, which puts up Reflect.
--Strategy: No real strategy here.  Blast the Right Crane with Thundara and
the left with Fire magic.  Have fun with Setzer and his Slot command.  When
it comes down to it, just use Chainsaw, Blitz Raging Fist, and any other stuff
that you find useful.  Take some time to try to steal the Debilitator Tool
from the Right Crane.
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After the fight, a conversation will take place.  Then the scene will switch
to the Esper World.
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While taking control, go up and examine the girl.  Choose to
"Return with her".  When you take control, go to the girl and talk to her.
After the conversation, you will have control again.  Go out and go up and
talk to the beast.  Then go up and go into the cave.  Talk to Madeline and
watch the event unfold.  After the event, go talk to the Elder.  Then go out
and go left and then up to the cave.  After the event, the scene switches back
to Zozo.
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After the conversation, the next destination is Narshe.  To make things
easier, you will now have control of Setzer's airship.
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Fly a little NE of Zozo to reach Narshe.
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TOWN: Narshe
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After the conversation, the next destination is decided: The Sealed Gate.
This is located E of Albrook.
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TOWN: Narshe
TREASURES: Golden Hairpin (if you got this, you heartless little...read on to
see why)
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Before you go, Narshe's shops have added new goodies to their list.  Here is
the data:
 +----------------+
 |   Armor Shop   |
 +----------------+------+---------------------------+
 |      Items     | Cost |           Effect          |
 +----------------+------+---------------------------+
 | Golden Shield  | 2500 | Nothing                   |
 | Priest's Miter | 3000 | Increases max MP by 12.5% |
 | Green Beret    | 3000 | Increase max HP by 12.5 % |
 | Mythril Helm   | 1100 | Nothing                   |
 | Tiara          | 3000 | Nothing                   |
 | Golden Helm    | 4000 | Nothing                   |
 | Mythril Mail   | 3500 | Nothing                   |
 | Power Sash     | 5000 | Nothing                   |
 +----------------+------+---------------------------+
 +--------------+
 |  Weapon Shop |
 +--------------+------+---------------------------------------+
 |    Items     | Cost |               Effect                  |
 +--------------+------+---------------------------------------+
 | Poison Rod   | 1500 | Deals poison-elemental damage         |
 | Trident      | 1700 | Deals water-elemental damage          |
 | Boomerang    | 4500 | Same power from back row              |
 | Morning Star | 5000 | Same power from back row              |
 | Hawkeye      | 6000 | May inflict same damage from back row |
 | Sakura       | 3200 | Inflicts wind-elemental damage        |
 +--------------+------+---------------------------------------+
 +-----------------+
 |   Relic Shop    |
 +-----------------+------+----------------------------------------+
 |      Items      | Cost |                Effect                  |
 +-----------------+------+----------------------------------------+
 | Earring         | 5000 | Increases magic power; increase with 2 |
 | Sniper Eye      | 3000 | Physical attacks always hit            |
 | Herme's Sandals | 7000 | Bestows Haste automatically            |
 | Reflect Ring    | 6000 | Bestows Reflect automatically          |
 | Black Belt      | 5000 | May counter physical attacks           |
 +-----------------+------+----------------------------------------+
 +------------------+
 |    Item Shop     |
 +------------------+------+---------------------------------------------+
 |       Item       | Cost |                    Effect                   |
 +------------------+------+---------------------------------------------+
 | Hi-Potion        | 300  | Restores 250 HP                             |
 | Ether            | 1500 | Restores 50 MP                              |
 | Phoenix Down     | 500  | Revives a party member                      |
 | Green Cherry     | 150  | Cures Imp                                   |
 | Tent             | 1200 | Restores all HP and MP of party             |
 | Flame Scroll     | 500  | Use with "Throw"; inflicts fire damage      |
 | Water Scroll     | 500  | Use with "Throw"; inflicts water damage     |
 | Lightning Scroll | 500  | Use with "Throw"; inflicts lightning damage |
 +------------------+------+---------------------------------------------+
While in Narshe, go back to the area with all the chests.  You know, the one
with the locked chest.  Go there and you will see Lone Wolf.  After he leaves,
open the chest.  EMPTY!  Time to take chase.  Follow the path as if you are
going to the frozen esper Valigarmanda.  If you don't know how, go up to the
Narshe Mines (as if you are going to Ymir) and go right through a cave inside
the mines.  Just follow the path and you will see Lone Wolf with a moogle.
Approach him and he will threaten the moogle's life.  Just wait there and the
moogle will come to its senses.  After the moogle comes to its senses, you
will have 2 choices: get the Gold Hairpin, which halves MP usage, or save the
moogle.  If you choose to get the Gold Hairpin, you won't be able to get Mog
(that is why I put "you heartless little...").  If you choose to save the
moogle, you won't get the Gold Hairpin, but you will have another party
member.  Besides, the Gold Hairpin comes obsolete later in the game.
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With Mog in your party, take some time to learn some Dances.  Go around to
different terrains to learn some Dances.
Here are some locations to learn some Dances:
Plains - Wind Rhapsody     Caves - Twilight Requiem
Forest - Forest Nocturne   Mountains - Earth Blues
Desert - Desert Lullaby    River/Underwater - Water Harmony
City - Love Serenade       Snowfield - Snowman Rondo
So...you are confused with Town, Snowfield, and River/Underwater, yes?  Well,
for Town, go to Zozo; River/Underwater, go to through the Lethe River or
Serpent Trench (expect a long travel).  As for Snowfield, you will have to
wait later in the game to learn this one.
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Go to Jidoor.  You are a big boy (or girl), you know where it is.
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TOWN: Jidoor
MAGICITES: Zona Seeker, Golem
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The Auction House is up.  Take some time to nab the Golem and Zona Seeker
magicites.  They are expensive: 10,000 for Golem and 20,000 for Zona Seeker.
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Head to Tzen, which is north of Vector.
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TOWN: Tzen
MAGICITES: Seraph
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Time to add the shop data.  It is better than nothing:
 +----------------+
 |   Armor Shop   |
 +----------------+------+---------------------------+
 |      Items     | Cost |           Effect          |
 +----------------+------+---------------------------+
 | Priest's Miter | 3000 | Increases max MP by 12.5% |
 | Mythril Helm   | 1100 | Nothing                   |
 | Mythril Vest   | 1200 | Nothing                   |
 | Ninja Gear     | 1100 | Nothing                   |
 | White Dress    | 2200 | Nothing                   |
 +----------------+------+---------------------------+
 +----------------+
 |  Weapon Shop   |
 +----------------+------+--------------------------------+
 |     Items      | Cost |            Effec               |
 +----------------+------+--------------------------------+
 | Air Knife      | 950  | Inflicts wind-elemental damage |
 | Moonring Blade | 2500 | Same power from back row       |
 | Bastard Sword  | 3000 | Nothing                        |
 | Boomerang      | 4500 | Same power from back row       |
 +----------------+------+--------------------------------+
 +-----------------+
 |   Relic Shop    |
 +-----------------+------+----------------------------------------+
 |      Items      | Cost |                Effect                  |
 +-----------------+------+----------------------------------------+
 | Earring         | 5000 | Increases magic power; increase with 2 |
 | Herme's Sandals | 7000 | Bestows Haste automatically            |
 | Black Belt      | 5000 | May counter physical attacks           |
 | Amulet          | 5000 | Prevents Poison, Blind, and Zombie     |
 +-----------------+------+----------------------------------------+
 +--------------+
 |  Item Shop   |
 +--------------+------+---------------------------------+
 |     Item     | Cost |             Effect              |
 +--------------+------+---------------------------------+
 | Hi-Potion    | 300  | Restores 250 HP                 |
 | Ether        | 1500 | Restores 50 MP                  |
 | Eye Drops    | 50   | Cures Blind                     |
 | Green Cherry | 150  | Cures Imp                       |
 | Echo Screen  | 120  | Cures Silence                   |
 | Holy Water   | 300  | Cures Zombie                    |
 | Phoenix Down | 500  | Revives a party member          |
 | Tent         | 1200 | Restores all HP and MP of party |
 +--------------+------+---------------------------------+
There's nothing special in this town.  Go to the NE corner (near the Relic
Shop) and talk to the man hidden behind the trees.  He will offer the Seraph
magicite for 3000 Gil.  I would buy it.  Later in the game, the price will be
reduced to 10 Gil.
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If you want, you can go to Maranda, which is located SW of Vector.
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TOWN: Maranda
TREASURES: Holy Water, Remedy
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Shop data is better than never:
 +----------------+
 |   Armor Shop   |
 +----------------+------+---------------------------+
 |      Items     | Cost |           Effect          |
 +----------------+------+---------------------------+
 | Priest's Miter | 3000 | Increases max MP by 12.5% |
 | Green Beret    | 3000 | Increase max HP by 12.5 % |
 | Mythril Helm   | 1100 | Nothing                   |
 | Mythril Vest   | 1200 | Nothing                   |
 | Mythril Mail   | 3500 | Nothing                   |
 +----------------+------+---------------------------+
 +---------------+
 |  Weapon Shop  |
 +---------------+------+------------------------------------------------+
 |     Items     | Cost |                    Effect                      |
 +--------------- ------+------------------------------------------------+
 | Mythril Spear | 800  | Nothing                                        |
 | Trident       | 1700 | Deals water-elemental damage                   |
 | Venom Claws   | 2500 | Deals poison-elemental damage; may cast Poison |
 | Bastard Sword | 3000 | Nothing                                        |
 | Boomerang     | 4500 | Same power from back row                       |
 +---------------+------+------------------------------------------------+
There's nothing special in this area.  Check the box to the left near the
entrance for Holy Water.  Go to the corner where the soldier is chasing the
woman and check the box for a Remedy.
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Go E from Albrook and you will see a bridge.  Land near it and go through the
Imperial Observation Post.
My party: Terra, Locke, Mog, Sabin
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AREA: Imperial Observation Post
TREASURES: Nothing...for now
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If you visited this area before Vector (pre-Magitek Factory), this area would
be crawling with Imperial forces.  Now, the area is empty.  Don't bother
going into the house.  The door in there is locked.  For now, just go up and
climb the stairs and go right.  Just follow the path and you will be on the
World Map.
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Just go right and you will be in the Cave to the Sealed Gate.
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TOWN: Cave to the Sealed Gate
TREASURES: Assassin's Dagger, Kazegiri, X-Potion, Heiji's Jitte, Hi-Ether x3,
           Genji Glove, Tent, Elixir, Magicite Shard x3, Ultima Weapon,
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Just a note:
All enemies in this area are undead, so you can use Raise, Cura,
Phoenix Downs, or whatever floats your boat.  Also if you have Mog, his
Water Harmony is extremely useful, especially El Nino.  This area is a pretty
good area to level up.

When you enter, open the chest containing the Assassin's Dagger.  Continue
onward.  In the next room, go down and be sure to grab the Kazekiri from the
chest.  In the next room, there will be bridges that will change.  Go right
and hold Right and you will get to a chest containing an X-Potion.  Take two
steps on the bridge and should be able to get on the pillar.  To get the next
chest, go down and go left on the bridge that has a space between it and the
portion with the chest.  Wait and go to the end of it.  Quickly open the chest
for the Heiji's Jitte and go back.  Go all the way to the end of the bridge
to get to the spot near the chest with the Heiji's Jitte.  Hold Right and you
should shift and be able to go farther.  In the next room, go right and follow
the path to a chest containing a Hi-Ether.  Go back and go down the stairs and
follow the path.  Press the switch while on the bridge.  You will drop down
and a message will say that there is a distant sound.  Go left and up to a
chest containing the Genji Glove.  Go back and then up and you will see 2
switches.  Press the left switch to uncover a hidden door.  Inside, there is a
save point and a chest with a Tent.  If you press the right switch, you will
get into a fight with a Ninja.  When you defeat the Ninja, he will reveal a
secret.  I don't find it really important.  Anywho...go on the bridge to the
right and press switch to reveal a set of stairs.  Follow the stairs and be
sure to open the chest with a Hi-Ether.  Go through the cave and follow it up
and then right.  Open the nearby chest for an Elixir.  Go right and you go
around the right switch and open the chest and flip the switch.  If you
pressed the switch by mistake, then read on.  Go down the stairs and hang
left.  Press the switch to reveal a doorway.  Inside, there are chests
containing and another switch a 2 Magicite Shards, Hi-Ether, and the powerful
Ultima Weapon. It may not be powerful right now, but after getting a LOT of
HP it will be one of the most powerful weapons on the game. (How could I miss
this on the SNES version...)  Go right and go up the bridge and press the
switch.  Okay...if you didn't open the chest I mentioned earlier, there should
not be a bridge to crossover when you go right.  If there is no bridge, then
press the switch and go up the stairs and go left and open the chest to flick
the switch.  If you already flipped it, then go on and cross the bridge.  Go
up and open the chest for a Magicite Shard.  From here, the rest of the way
is a straight shot.  Watch the events unfold.  After the event, Teleport out
and go to the airship.
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Travel to the Imperial Observation Post
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AREA: Imperial Observation Post
TREASURES: Well....nothing.
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Just proceed as normal and watch the conversation as well as another event
unfold.  After the event, go outside.  You will be near Maranda.
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Go NE from Maranda to reach Vector
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AREA: Vector
TREASURES: Alarm Earring, X-Potion, Ether, Gale Hairpin, Holy Water,
           Tintinnabulum and Ward Bangle (depending on progress)
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When you reach Vector, just proceed up to the Imperial Palace.  When you reach
the Imperial Palace, go left and follow the path.  After you go up the stairs,
a soldier dude will guide you to the Emperor.  Go up and talk to Emperor
Gestahl.  After the conversation, you will have 4 minutes to talk to as many
soldiers as possible.  When doing this, make sure you try not to open chests.
They consume some time.  Make sure your message speed is at fast and you have
the Sprint Shoes on.  I sorta compiled a list of soldiers you can talk to as
well as some you can pound some sense into:
+++++Go out
--Soldier 1, 2, 3, & 4:  the first ones you see when you come out.  There are
  also two in in the Magitek Armors
+++++Head outside
--Soldier 5, 6, & 7:  these are outside.  The one on the left in the Magitek
  Armor you have to scrap with.  There is one near the stairs you came from.
+++++Head inside and hang left through a door.  Ignore the first door and go
     up stairs through a door.
--Soldier 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, & 13:  they all are in one room.  One of them you
  have to snuff.
+++++Go through the door in the upper-left corner
--Soldier 14:  deal with this one
+++++Go up the stairs
--Soldier 15:  this one is walking around
+++++Head outside.
--Soldier 16, 17, 18, 19, & 20: there are 4 in Magitek Armors and one in the
  upper-left corner walking around.
+++++Go up the stairs and through the door
--Soldier 21:  this one needs a spanking.
+++++Go out and go through a door to the right.  Go down the stairs and go
     through the first door.
--Soldier 22 & 23: just talk to them
+++++Go through the door on the left side
--Soldier 24:  this one is by himself.  Just talk to him
+++++After talking to the soldiers, just wait out the rest of the time.  There
is a room with Kefka.  You can go there watch him talk.  After the time is up,
the dinner will take place.  Gestahl will ask a series of questions or say
something.  :

1) Q: "At last, we can all be together, sharing a meal at the same table!  Let
       us make a toast!  To what shall we raise our glasses?"
   A: To our homelands.

2) Q: "As you may know, I've imprisoned Kefka for his crimes of using poison
       against Doma.  What do you think should be done with him?"
   A: Leave him in jail.

3) S: "I am truly sorry about what occured in Doma.  Mo ever dreamed Kefka
       would use poison."
   A: That was inexcusable.

4) S: "By the way...With regard to General Celes..."
   A: Celes is one of us!

-----After this statement, Gestahl will ask if you want to ask something.  Be
sure to ask all 3 questions don't repeat the same question.  When he ask to
move to the question about Espers, choose "I still have a few things to ask."
and ask him the other remaining questions.  After asking the two remaining
questions, move on the question about the Espers.

5) Q: "The Empire has been decimated by the espers that emerged from the
       Sealed Gate.  They're just too powerful...If we don't do something,
       they'll tear the entire world apart!"
   A: They have gone a bit too far...

6) Q: "By the way...what was that first question you asked me a minute ago?"
   A: Whatever your first question was.

-----After this point, Cid will suggest a short break.  You can choose to have
a short break and talk to the soldiers and fight them.  When you are ready, go
back into the center chair.

7) Q: "Is there anything you wish to hear me say?"
   A: That your war is truly over.

8) S: "And now, I have a favor to ask...--some talking--...Would you please
       go on board?"
   A: Yes

After the meeting, when you go out, a soldier will come to you and give you
a message.
-----All Imperial troops will be withdrawn from South Figaro.
-----All Imperial troops will be withdrawn from Doma
-----The armory at the Imperial Observation Post will be unlocked
You will also gain the Tintinnabulum and the Ward Bangle.  Take some time to
get the chests from the palace if you didn't get them.  You should find an
Alarm Earring, X-Potion, Ether, Gale Hairpin, Holy Water.  Now leave Vector.
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Go E of Albrook to the Imperial Observation Post
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AREA: Imperial Observation Post
TREASURES: X-Potion, Angel Wings, 8,000 Gil, Hi-Ether, Angel Ring,
           Alarm Earring, Elixir x2, Hermes Sandals, 20,000 Gil, Reflect Ring,
           13,000 Gil, Flametongue
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Go to the armory and open the chests, which contain an X-Potion, Angel Wings,
8,000 Gil, Hi-Ether, Angel Ring, Alarm Earring, Elixir, Hermes Sandals,
20,000 Gil, Reflect Ring, and 13,000 Gil.  Be sure to check the boiler-thingy
for a Flametongue.  Check the bottom right corner and for a hidden chest with
an Elixir.  After getting the goodies, head to Albrook.
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GO SW of the Imperial Observation Post to Albrook
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TOWN: Albrook
TREASURES: Teleport Stone
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In Albrook, head to the dock.  At the dock, check the box behind the soldier
for a Teleport Stone.  Go to the boat and talk to Leo.  After the event, go to
the Inn and rest.  After resting, a scene will take place.  After the scene,
go to the boat to set sail for Crescent Island.  When the scene switches to
Terra, go talk to Leo.  Watch the conversation and the event takes place.
*LOL at Locke, poor Locke*
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Part 16: Thamasa: The Village of Mages--[W16]
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When the ship reaches land, talk to Leo and then Locke.
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world map, go N and NE until you reach a town.
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TOWN: Thamasa
TREASURES: Gold Needle, Green Cherry, Eye Drops, Echo Screen
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Okay...time for some shop data:
 +----------------+
 |   Armor Shop   |
 +----------------+-------+--------------------------------+
 |      Items     | Cost  |             Effect             |
 +----------------+-------+--------------------------------+
 | Golden Shield  | 2500  | Nothing                        |
 | TigerMask      | 2500  | Nothing                        |
 | Tiara          | 3000  | Nothing                        |
 | Golden Helm    | 4000  | Nothing                        |
 | Mystery Veil   | 5500  | Nothing                        |
 | Power Sash     | 5000  | Nothing                        |
 | Gaia Gear      | 6000  | Absorb earth-elemental attacks |
 | Golden Armor   | 10000 | Nothing                        |
 +----------------+-------+--------------------------------+
 +--------------+
 |  Weapon Shop |
 +--------------+-------+---------------------------------------------------+
 |    Items     |  Cost |                     Effect                        |
 +--------------+-------+---------------------------------------------------+
 | Mythril Rod  | 500   | Nothing                                           |
 | Flame Rod    | 3000  | Deals fire-elemental damage; may cast Fira        |
 | Ice Rod      | 3000  | Deals ice-elemental damage; may cast Blizzara     |
 | Thunder Rod  | 3000  | Deals thunder-elemental damage; may cast Thundara |
 | Morning Star | 5000  | Same power from back row                          |
 | Hawkeye      | 6000  | May inflict same damage from back row             |
 | Heavy Lance  | 10000 | Nothing                                           |
 | Darts        | 10000 | Nothing                                           |
 +--------------+-------+---------------------------------------------------+
 +-----------------+
 |   Relic Shop    |
 +-----------------+------+----------------------------------------+
 |      Items      | Cost |                Effect                  |
 +-----------------+------+----------------------------------------+
 | Earring         | 5000 | Increases magic power; increase with 2 |
 | Sniper Eye      | 3000 | Physical attacks always hit            |
 | Herme's Sandals | 7000 | Bestows Haste automatically            |
 | Reflect Ring    | 6000 | Bestows Reflect automatically          |
 | Black Belt      | 5000 | May counter physical attacks           |
 | Dragoon Boots   | 9000 | Changes "Attack" to "Jump"             |
 | Sprint Shoes    | 1500 | Doubles walking speed                  |
 +-----------------+------+----------------------------------------+
 +----------------+
 |   Item Shop    |
 +----------------+------+-----------------------------------------------+
 |      Item      | Cost |                    Effect                     |
 +----------------+------+-----------------------------------------------+
 | Potion         | 50   | Restores 50 HP                                |
 | Hi-Potion      | 300  | Restores 250 HP                               |
 | Ether          | 1500 | Restores 50 MP                                |
 | Remedy         | 1000 | Cures all status effects except Zombie and KO |
 | Teleport Stone | 700  | Same as Teleport; exit dungeons and battles   |
 | Holy Water     | 300  | Cures Zombie                                  |
 | Phoenix Down   | 500  | Revives a party member                        |
 | Tent           | 1200 | Restores all HP and MP of party               |
 +----------------+------+-----------------------------------------------+
In Thamasa, check the barrel for a Gold Needle.  Check the one of the barrels
on the side of the Item Shop for Eye Drops.  Check the barrel behind the large
house for a Green Cherry.  Check the barrel near a planting field in the
upper-left corner of the town for an Echo Screen.  When you are done upgrading
equipment or what-has-you, go to the house sorta next to the giant house.
Inside the house, there is an old man.  Talk to him and watch the conversation
and the character introduction unfold.  After the event, go to the Inn and
rest.  Go to the giant house, which is on fire.
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AREA: Burning Home
TREASURES: Flame Rod, Ice Rod
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This area is pretty straight forward.  If you have any Icebrands, equip them.
If you have any Ice Rods, equip one on Strago.  Strago also has a Lore, an
equivalent to Blue Magic, called Aqua Breath.  It deals water damage.  As you
go through the area, you will see moving fire.  If you touch one or whatever,
you will engage in an easy fight.  When you reach parts where there are two
doors, if you choose the wrong one, you will engage in a fight.
1st section - right door
2nd section - right door takes you to a chest containing a Flame Rod
              left door goes farther
3rd section - right door takes you to a chest containing an Ice Rod
              left door takes you farther
After going through the door and going farther, you will see a fire and a
conversation will take place.  Guess what...BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Flame Eater  HP: 8,400
WEAK vs. Ice
--The boss starts the fight off with Bomblet, which summon Balloons.  The
Flame Eater can use Fire and Fira.  When it gets weak, it will use Reflect and
Protect.  It will start throwing Firaga.  Bomblet can also summon a Grenade.
Its Fireball attack is not that powerful.
--Strategy:  Not a really difficult boss, except that a single-targetting Fira
can hurt and that Firaga is no laughing matter.  If the Grenade is summoned by
Bomblet, it will Self-Destruct when it dies and take one of your party member
out.  Just do this:  Trance Terra and strike it with the Icebrand or Blizzara.
This may take it out in one blow (with 2 Earrings on and use Blizzara, 8,000+
for me).  Get Strago to use Aqua Breath and Locke come in with Blizzara.  As
for healing, use Cura.
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After the fight, watch the event unfold.  Then the scene switches back to
Relm's room.  After the conversation and the event is over, time to go to the
next destination: the Esper Mountain.
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Part 17: To the Esper Mountain!--[W17]
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From Thamasa, go SW and then N through a forest until you reach a "cave".
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AREA: Esper Mountain
TREASURES:  Healing Rod, Chocobo Suit, X-Potion, Tabby Suit
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When you enter, you will be in a cave.  Nearby, there is a chest containing
a Healing Rod.  Go up and then turn right to go to another area.  Just follow
the path and you will see Relm.  Follow her and you will be in an area with
3 gold objects.  Go up to it to learn some history.  After the history lesson,
go down and guess who?  After the conversation, you will know what's next...
BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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Ultros  HP: 22000
WEAK vs. Fire, Lightning
--Ultros will start inching towards the party after every 2 attacks.  When he
reaches the party, he will use Magnitude 8 or Aqua Breath and start over.
While he is inching, he will use attacks like Tentacle, Stone, which will
cause Confuse, Hailstone, which reduces HP by 3/4, and Ink, which inflicts
Blind.  When Ultros get weak, he will cast Haste and Protect.  After dishing
out enough damage Relm will show up.
--Strategy:  Nothing special.  Trance Terra and cast Thundara.  It dealt 7000+
damage for me.  Do 2 rounds with that and have Locke try to steal a White Cape
from him.  When Relm comes in, have her Sketch to finish the battle.  You can
finish him if you wish, but Sketch will save the hassle.
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After the fight, Relm will join the party.  Go farther and you will reach a
room with a save point.  Rest up and save.  You will see 3 "squares" at the
top, left, and right side of the room.  Take the left one and follow it to get
to the end of the Esper Cave.  Take the top one and go up to go outside to a
chest with a Chocobo Suit.  Go out and then follow to another exit to a chest
with the Tabby Suit.  Take the one at the right to a chest containing an
X-Potion.  When you are ready, go to the left "square" and follow the path.
Watch the event unfold.  Then the scene switches to Thamasa.  Watch the event
unfold.   When you have control of Leo, talk to Kefka and you will enter a
battle with him.  Just use Shock or Attack a couple of times.  After the
event, go to the airship and board it.  After that event, you can go to the
Floating Continent.  I would advise you to learn some magic with any other
party members while you can.  Whenever you are ready, select the option of
going to the Floating Continent.
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Part 18: Attack of the Empire!--[W18]
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When you select the option to go to the Floating Continent, you will have to
make a party with 3 people.  Form one you are comfortable with and get ready
for a series of fights.  (My party:  Relm, Locke, Terra (can't help that I
find Terra hot.)
1st wave - Sky Armor x2, Spitfire
2nd wave - Sky Armor x2, Spitfire
3rd wave - Sky Armor x2, Spitfire
4th wave - Sky Armor x2. Spitfire
5th wave - Sky Armor x2, Spitfire
--After the 5th wave, go to the right side of the Airship and you will see
Ultros.  It's not rocket science what's about to come up next from the
menacing octopus.
6th wave - BOSS ENCOUTER!
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BOSS: Ultros  HP: 17,000
      Typhon  HP: 10,000
WEAK vs. Ice, Water (Typhon), Fire, Poison (Ultros)
--Ultros come standard with the usual attacks.  He has Octopus Ink, which is
not that devastating unless you despise Blind, and Tentacle.  When you dish
out enough damage, Typhon will join the fray.  Typhon can use Fireball, but it
is not that dangerous.  When you dish out enough damage on Typhon, he will
use Snort, which will eject everyone from the battle.
--Strategy: Nothing much here.  With 2 Earrings equipped, you can take out
Ultros by throwing Thundara and Fira.  When Typhon makes its appearance, pelt
it with Blizzara.
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--After the Snort attack, there will be one more wave
7th wave - BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Air Force    HP: 8,000
      Laser Gun    HP: 3,200 
      Missile Bay  HP: 3,000
      Bit          HP: 420
WEAK vs. Lightning, Water
--The Air Force uses Magitek Laser.  The Laser Gun uses Atomic Ray.  When it
is destroyed, the Air Force will release a Bit.  If you try to cast magic, it
will take the blow and absorb it.  The Air Force will start a countdown.  If it
reaches zero, the Air Force will use Wave Cannon.  The Missile Bay uses
Missile, which deals damage and inflicts Sap.  When the Laser Gun is left with
the Air Force, it may use Diffractive Wave...I think.  The Air Force can also
use Diffractive Wave.
--Strategy:  Multi-target the Air Force and its parts.  If you manage to take
down the Missile Bay and the Laser Gun, you will have an easier time.  The Bit
may not seem to take a lot, but it has low HP.  When a Bit is summoned, just
focus on it.  If it is destroyed, you can pelt the Air Force with Thundara.
I didn't find the boss too hard.  If you missed the Debilitator Tool, if you
have Locke, use Steal on the Missile Bay.  Can you take out the Air Force
without it using Wave Cannon?
DROP: Princess Ring
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After the fight, you will be on the Floating Continent
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Part 19: Floating Continent Exploration--[W19]
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AREA: Floating Continent
TREASURES:  Sasuke, Murasame, Beret
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When you land on the Floating Continent, talk to Shadow laying on the ground.
After the conversation, he will join your party.  Save nearby and go right.
You think it is a deadend, but it is not.  Go up the stairs and a passage will
open.  Go forward and go down.  Continue and another passage will open.  Go
forward and up.  Examine the blue spot on the wall for a Murasame.  Go down
and go right.  Another passage should open, giving you access to a Monster
blue spot with the Sasuke.  See that platform behind the wall?  Go to the
center of the wall and a passage will open.  Take the platform and you will be
in another area of the Floating Continent.  Go down the stairs and go right.
There should be a "switch" you can step on.  This will reveal a pathway to go
farther.  Go right and then down the stairs.  Head right and follow the path
to another "teleporter" platform.  Go down and you will be at an intersection
to a platform to the left and a platform to the right.  Take the left
platform.  Go down the stairs and press the nearby "switch" to lower a wall.
Go up and go up the stairs and press the "switch" to lower a wall.  Follow the
path and then go down the stairs.  Follow the path and be sure to go up and
press the "switch" to open a pathway.  Go right and you should see a blue
spot.  Examine it for a Beret.  Go down and you should see one of them
"teleporter" platforms.  Take it and you will be at a Save Point.  Go back and
take the "teleporter" platform.  You will be near the airship.  You can choose
to go to the airship if you need to re-stock, but you will have to start over.
Go to the left and a passage will open.  Follow it and you will see a beast.
You know what it is...BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS:  Ultima Weapon  HP: 24,000
--IT'S ATMA!  This boss can REALLY throwdown!  It can cast Flare, which can
deal some impressive damage.  Its Quake is menacing if you don't have any Gaia
Gear equipped.  Full Power is decent.  It can cast Fira and Blaze.  The Mind
Blast attack is REALLY annoying!  It can cause stuff like Poison and Petrify
(think of it as a dubbed down Bad Breath).  It can cast Graviga, which is
Gravity except more powerful and affects the party.  That Meteor attack
hurts...a lot!  Bio is pretty annoying!  Tornado is another story...When
Ultima Weapon is focusing power, it will unleash its Flare Star, which is
quite damaging!
--Strategy:  This boss has no real strategy to follow.  You can equip Reflect
Rings, but that will eliminate healing options.  You can use Rasp to drain its
5000 MP to get a kill in and not worry about its powerful attacks.  It may
take a while, but it works.  If you prefer the beatdown method, then be sure
to cast Float on your party members who don't have the Gaia Gear on.  Keep up
HP by using Cura.  Have Shadow chuck Shurikens or what-has-you at the powerful
beast.  If you find the beast fast, hit it with Slow.  If you are using Terra
and have 2 Earrings on her, Trance her and cast a magic to deal some decent
damage.  When its HP get low, it will start throwing Flare Star and may cast
Tornado (it did it, like, 4 times when I fought it again).  Rasp for me, with
Terra in Trance, did like 900 MP damage with 2 Earrings (1,000 one time).
Keep it up and you can guarantee victory.  I rather prefer using Rasp on the
darn thing!  If you have Locke and Steal, you may score the Ribbon or the
Elixir.
DROP: Elixir
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After the fight, Shadow will leave.  Go up and watch the event unfold.  After
the event, you will have 6 minutes to escape the Floating Continent.  Just
follow the path and fight all of your fights, as you can't run from them.  To
easily defeat the Naude, just pelt them with Fira.  When you reach the end,
you will see a sparkly thingy.  I want to count this as a...BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Nelapa  HP: 2,800
WEAK vs. Ice, Holy, Lightning
--It will start the fight off with Doom on everyone.  It has Auto-Reflect, so
don't go around throwing magic at it.  It can use Fireball, Fira, and Firaga
too.
--Strategy:  None in particular.  Just cast Reflect on someone and bounce off
Blizzara.  Shouldn't take long to conquer the fiend.
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When you reach the end, DO NOT JUMP FOR THE AIRSHIP.  This is really, really,
REALLY important!  Just wait until 5 seconds and Shadow will come.  Watch the
event unfold.
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Part 20: The New World: World of Ruin--[W20]
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After the whole world event, watch the conversation unfold.
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AREA:  Solitary Island
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Now you have to catch fish.  You can choose to help Cid or not.  If you
choose not to help Cid, then catch the slow-moving fish and give it to him.
If you want to help, then catch the fast-moving fish and give it to him.
Regardless of whether you help or not does not effect the story overall.
Continue to help (or kill) him until he is better (or dead).  Go to the left
and down some stairs to find a raft.  Watch the event.
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From the starting point after the raft ride, go to the town nearby
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TOWN:  Albrook
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 +----------------+
 |   Armor Shop   |
 +----------------+-------+---------------------------+
 |      Items     | Cost  |          Effect           |
 +----------------+-------+---------------------------+
 | Golden Shield  | 2500  | Nothing                   |
 | Priest's Miter | 3000  | Increases max MP by 12.5% |
 | Green Beret    | 3000  | Increase max HP by 12.5 % |
 | Golden Helm    | 4000  | Nothing                   |
 | Golden Armor   | 10000 | Nothing                   |
 +----------------+-------+---------------------------+
 +---------------+
 |  Weapon Shop  |
 +---------------+------+----------------------------------------------------+
 |    Items      | Cost |                     Effect                         |
 +---------------+------+----------------------------------------------------+
 | Flametongue   | 7000 | Deals fire-elemental damage; may cast Fire         |
 | Ice Brand     | 7000 | Deals ice-elemental damage; may cast Blizzard      |
 | Thunder Blade | 7000 | Deals lightning-elemental damage; may cast Thunder |
 +---------------+------+----------------------------------------------------+
 +---------------+
 |  Relic Shop   |
 +---------------+------+------------------------------------------------+
 |     Items     | Cost |                    Effect                      |
 +---------------+------+------------------------------------------------+
 | Sprint Shoes  | 1500 | Doubles walking speed                          |
 | Gigas Glove   | 5000 | Boost physical attack power                    |
 | Earring       | 5000 | Increases magic power; increase with 2         |
 | Barrier Ring  |  500 | Casts Shell when HP is low                     |
 | Mythril Glove |  700 | Casts Protect when HP is low                   |
 | Knight's Code | 1000 | Protects critical allies from physical attacks |
 | Reflect Ring  | 6000 | Bestows Reflect automatically                  |
 | Jeweled Ring  | 1000 | Prevents Stone                                 |
 +---------------+------+------------------------------------------------+
 +----------------+
 |   Item Shop    |
 +----------------+------+-----------------------------------------------+
 |      Item      | Cost |                    Effect                     |
 +----------------+------+-----------------------------------------------+
 | Hi-Potion      | 300  | Restores 250 HP                               |
 | Ether          | 1500 | Restores 50 MP                                |
 | Phoenix Down   | 500  | Revives a party member                        |
 | Holy Water     | 300  | Cures Zombie                                  |
 | Remedy         | 1000 | Cures all status effects except Zombie and KO |
 | Sleeping Bag   | 500  | Restores all HP and MP of one party member    |
 | Smoke Bomb     | 300  | Escape from battle                            |
 | Teleport Stone | 700  | Same as Teleport; exit dungeons and battles   |
 +----------------+------+-----------------------------------------------+
There's nothing special in this town.  If you talk to the people, you will
learn all sorts of things due to Kefka's attack.  Upgrade or whatever.  Be
sure to give Celes a Relic that can prevent Stone and Sprint Shoes.
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Go N from Albrook, past a tower-looking thing to Tzen.  It is near a desert.
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TOWN:  Tzen
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When you reach inside of Tzen, there will be a flash.  Go up and talk to
Sabin.  He will inform Celes to go in and help the child.
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AREA:  Crumbling House
TREASURES:  Healing Rod, Holy Rod, Ether, Hyper Wrist, Blood Sword
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
You will have 6 minutes to rescue the child.  There is an enemy that can
Petrify if you don't have necessary gear.  (This is why I informed to equip
something that can prevent Stone).  Go forward through the door and open the
chest with a Healing Rod.  Go left and you will see another chest with an
Ether.  Go down the hallway and turn left for a chest with a Hyper Wrist.  Go
right and then up through a door for a chest with a Holy Rod in it.  Don't
open the Monster chest near the stairs.  You can fight the enemies that are in
the chest in the next area.  Go down the stairs.  On the next screen, go left
and down.  There should be a chest containing the Blood Sword.  Go up the
stairs.  If you take the left stairs, don't bother with the Monster chest.
They have the Nightwalkers, which you may have encountered already.  Talk to
the boy and time to head out.  Be sure to grab the chest with the Magicite
Shard in it.  After rescuing the child, the rest is cake.  Just get of the
darn house.
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After the conversation, you will now have Sabin in your party.  Now for the
item data:
 +---------------+
 |  Armor Shop   |
 +---------------+-------+---------------------------------+
 |     Items     | Cost  |             Effect              |
 +---------------+-------+---------------------------------+
 | Golden Shield | 2500  | Nothing                         |
 | Beret         | 3500  | Increase success rate of Sketch |
 | Tiger Mask    | 2500  | Nothing                         |
 | Golden Helm   | 4000  | Nothing                         |
 | Power Sash    | 5000  | Nothing                         |
 | Golden Armor  | 10000 | Nothing                         |
 +---------------+-------+---------------------------------+
 +-----------------+
 |   Weapon Shop   |
 +-----------------+-------+------------------------------------------------+
 |      Items      | Cost  |                    Effect                      |
 +-----------------+-------+------------------------------------------------+
 | Kaiser Knuckles | 1000  | Deals holy-elemental damage                    |
 | Venom Claws     | 2500  | Deals poison-elemental damage; may cast Poison |
 | Flametongue     | 7000  | Deals fire-elemental damage; may cast Fire     |
 | Ice Brand       | 7000  | Deals ice-elemental damage; may cast Blizzard  |
 | Thunder Blade   | 7000  | Deals lightning-elemental damage;              |
 |                 |       | may cast Thunder                               |
 | Burning Fist    | 10000 | Deals fire-elemental damage; may cast Fire     |
 +-----------------+-------+------------------------------------------------+
 +----------------+
 |   Relic Shop   |
 +----------------+------+---------------------------------------------+
 |     Items      | Cost |                  Effect                     |
 +----------------+------+---------------------------------------------+
 | Dragoon Boots  | 9000 | Changes "Attack" to "Jump"                  |
 | Thief's Bracer | 3000 | Increases success rate of Steal             |
 | Black Belt     | 5000 | May counter physical attacks                |
 | Alarm Earring  | 7000 | Prevents back attacks and both side attacks |
 | Sniper Eye     | 3000 | Physical attacks always hit                 |
 | Peace Ring     | 3000 | Prevents Berserk and Confuse                |
 | Jeweled Ring   | 1000 | Prevents Stone                              |
 | Amulet         | 5000 | Prevents Poison, Blind, and Zombie          |
 +----------------+------+---------------------------------------------+
 +--------------+
 |  Item Shop   |
 +--------------+------+-----------------------------------------------+
 |     Item     | Cost |                   Effect                      |
 +--------------+------+-----------------------------------------------+
 | Hi-Potion    | 300  | Restores 250 HP                               |
 | Ether        | 1500 | Restores 50 MP                                |
 | Green Cherry | 150  | Cures Imp                                     |
 | Phoenix Down | 500  | Revives a party member                        |
 | Echo Screen  | 120  | Cures Silence                                 |
 | Holy Water   | 300  | Cures Zombie                                  |
 | Remedy       | 1000 | Cures all status effects except Zombie and KO |
 | Sleeping Bag | 500  | Restores all HP and MP of one party member    |
 | Tent         | 1200 | Restores all HP and MP of party               |
 +--------------+------+-----------------------------------------------+
There's nothing special in this area.  If you miss the Seraph magicite, then
here is your chance to get it at a low price of 10 Gil.  Now for the next
destination:  Mobliz!
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To reach Mobliz, go NE of Albrook (or SE of Tzen) and you will cross a bridge.
Continue E on the trail until you reach it.  You should pass a forest path
on your way to Mobliz.
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TOWN:  Mobliz
MAGICITE: Fenrir
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When you reach Mobliz, you will see a man when you go farther.  Just follow
him and watch the event unfold.  After the conversation, talk to Terra.  After
that, exit the area.  Then a fiend attacks!  BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS:  Humbaba  HP: ?
--Terra is soloing this fiend.
--Strategy:  There's nothing you can do.  Just loss.
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After Terra gets finished off, now it will be time to actually brawl with this
fiend.  BOSS ENCOUNTER! (again)
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BOSS:  Humbaba  HP: ? (for now...)
--The boss uses electric attacks like Thundara and Gigavolt, which hurts.
It has an attack called Solar Plexus.  It's not that special.
--Strategy:  Just pummel the fiend for a couple of rounds.  Cast Bio and have
Sabin use Blitz or cast Bio.  The fiend will then Flee.
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After the fight, a conversation will take place.  After the conversation make
your way out.  When you exit, a child will give you the Fenrir magicite.  Now
for another destination.
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Go to the left side of the "continent" (do not cross the bridge) and go N and
stay to the right.  You should pass a tower surrounded by mountains. (that
area will be covered later in this FAQ).  You should reach Nikeah.
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TOWN:  Nikeah
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This town has some new goodies.  Check it out:
 +----------------+
 |  Armor Shop    |
 +----------------+-------+--------------------------------+
 |     Items      | Cost  |             Effect             |
 +----------------+-------+--------------------------------+
 | Diamond Shield | 3500  | Nothing                        |
 | Priest's Miter | 3000  | Increases max MP by 12.5%      |
 | Green Beret    | 3000  | Increase max HP by 12.5 %      |
 | Diamond Helm   | 8000  | Nothing                        |
 | Gaia Gear      | 6000  | Absorb earth-elemental attacks |
 | Power Sash     | 5000  | Nothing                        |
 | Diamond Vest   | 12000 | Nothing                        |
 +----------------+-------+--------------------------------+
 +---------------+
 |  Weapon Shop  |
 +---------------+-------+-----------------------------------------------+
 |    Items      | Cost  |                    Effect                     |
 +---------------+-------+-----------------------------------------------+
 | Rune Blade    | 7500  | Uses MP to deal critical hits                 |
 | Flametongue   | 7000  | Deals fire-elemental damage; may cast Fire    |
 | Ice Brand     | 7000  | Deals ice-elemental damage; may cast Blizzard |
 | Thunder Blade | 7000  | Deals lightning-elemental damage;             |
 |               |       | may cast Thunder                              |
 | Enhancer      | 10000 | Increase magic                                |
 +---------------+-------+-----------------------------------------------+

 +--------------+
 |  Item Shop   |
 +--------------+------+-----------------------------------------------+
 |     Item     | Cost |                   Effect                      |
 +--------------+------+-----------------------------------------------+
 | Hi-Potion    | 300  | Restores 250 HP                               |
 | Ether        | 1500 | Restores 50 MP                                |
 | Gold Needle  | 200  | Cures Petrify                                 |
 | Phoenix Down | 500  | Revives a party member                        |
 | Holy Water   | 300  | Cures Zombie                                  |
 | Remedy       | 1000 | Cures all status effects except Zombie and KO |
 | Sleeping Bag | 500  | Restores all HP and MP of one party member    |
 | Tent         | 1200 | Restores all HP and MP of party               |
 +--------------+------+-----------------------------------------------+
Upgrade equipment if you need and go to the Pub.  Talk to the thief dudes and
then they will start to leave.  Go up and talk to the dude that looks
suspiciously like Edgar.  Follow him and he will stop.  Talk to him again and
he will start walking again.  When he stops, talk to him yet again.  After
the conversation, go to the dock and watch the event unfold.  Now you will be
in South Figaro.
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TOWN:  South Figaro
TREASURES: (since some of the items are "upgraded), it is up to you to find
them...if you left the items alone when I mentioned earlier in the FAQ)
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Here is the item data:
 +----------------+
 |  Armor Shop    |
 +----------------+-------+--------------------------------+
 |     Items      | Cost  |             Effect             |
 +----------------+-------+--------------------------------+
 | Diamond Shield | 3500  | Nothing                        |
 | Priest's Miter | 3000  | Increases max MP by 12.5%      |
 | Green Beret    | 3000  | Increase max HP by 12.5 %      |
 | Diamond Helm   | 8000  | Nothing                        |
 | Gaia Gear      | 6000  | Absorb earth-elemental attacks |
 | Diamond Vest   | 12000 | Nothing                        |
 | Diamond Armor  | 15000 | Nothing                        |
 +----------------+-------+--------------------------------+
 +--------------+
 | Weapon Shop  |
 +--------------+-------+------------------------------+
 |    Items     | Cost  |            Effect            |
 +--------------+-------+------------------------------+
 | Trident      | 1700  | Deals water-elemental damage |
 | Heavy Lance  | 10000 | Nothing                      |
 | Enhancer     | 10000 | Increases magic power        |
 | Golden Spear | 12000 | Nothing                      |
 +--------------+-------+------------------------------+
 +-------------------+
 |    Relic Shop     |
 +-------------------+------+-------------------------------------------+
 |       Items       | Cost |                   Effect                  |
 +-------------------+------+-------------------------------------------+
 | Silver Spectacles | 500  | Prevents Blind                            |
 | Star Pendant      | 500  | Prevents Poison                           |
 | Fairy Ring        | 1500 | Prevents Blind and Poison                 |
 | Amulet            | 5000 | Prevents Poison, Blind, and Zombie        |
 | Herme's Sandals   | 7000 | Bestows Haste automatically               |
 | Reflect Ring      | 6000 | Bestows Reflect automatically             |
 | Angel's Ring      | 8000 | Bestows Float automatically               |
 | Princess Ring     | 3000 | Bestows Shell and Protect when near death |
 +-------------------+------+-------------------------------------------+
 +--------------+
 |  Item Shop   |
 +--------------+------+-----------------------------------------------+
 |     Item     | Cost |                   Effect                      |
 +--------------+------+-----------------------------------------------+
 | Hi-Potion    | 300  | Restores 250 HP                               |
 | Ether        | 1500 | Restores 50 MP                                |
 | Eye Drops    | 50   | Cures Blind                                   |
 | Echo Screen  | 120  | Cures Silence                                 |
 | Phoenix Down | 500  | Revives a party member                        |
 | Holy Water   | 300  | Cures Zombie                                  |
 | Remedy       | 1000 | Cures all status effects except Zombie and KO |
 | Tent         | 1200 | Restores all HP and MP of party               |
 +--------------+------+-----------------------------------------------+
If you left the items alone during the World of Balance, then you will get
better items like a Remedy, Elixir, and an X-Potion to name a few.  I do not
feel like typing the items you find.  Go to the Inn and go through the door
and talk to Gerad.  After he leaves, time to go the Figaro Cave.  Be sure to
talk to the man near the entrance and he will mention something about a shadow
in the sea.  This will allow you to fight the Leviathan.  This will be
discussed later in the FAQ.
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Go to the cave nearby.
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AREA: South Figaro Cave
TREASURES: X-Potion, Hi-Potion, Hero's Ring
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
When you enter, talk to the man in front of the passage (is that the same fool
that made off with the treasure on the Phantom Train? o.O)  If you left the
item boxes alone after going through it during Locke's story, you can score
an X-Potion, Hi-Potion, and a Hero's Ring.  When it comes down to it, just
proceed through the cave until you see Gerad.  After the conversation, hop on
the turtle to go farther into the cave.  The next screen will have empty
chests.  In the next area, if you go up, you will see Seigfried open a chest
and start running.  He doesn't seem to affect the area in any way.  In the
next area, you will be in Figaro Castle.
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AREA: Figaro Castle
TREASURES: Gravity Rod, Crystal Helm, X-Potion, Hi-Ether, Royal Crown
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
When you enter, you will see Gerad.  After he leaves, follow him and go in the
direction as if you was going the room where you can ask the man to go
underground.  Go down the stairs.  In the next area (B2F), is pretty much
straight-forward from here.  Just follow the path and go down the stairs.  In
the next area (B3F), be sure to open the chests containing the Gravity Rod,
Crystal Helm, Hi-Ether, and X-Potion.  GO through the western door and go
upstairs to a chest with the Royal Crown.  Go back and go through the central
door and you will be at the Engine Room.  After the conversation, guess what?
BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS:  Tentacle x4  HP: 7,000 (Lower-right)
                        5,000 (Upper-right)
                        6,000 (Lower-left)
                        4,000 (Upper-left)
WEAK vs. Ice, Water (Lower-right), Fire (Lower-left)
--This boss can be overwhelming.  They all share the same attacks:  Bio, which
inflicts Poison-elemental damage and inflicts Poison, Poison, which is a
watered-down Bio, Stun, which inflicts Slow, Entwine, which inflicts Slow on a
group, and Grab, which ensnares a Slow party member and absorb HP.  Edgar also
comes in the party with good equipment.
--Strategy:  Have Edgar use Chainsaw, as it can possibly instantly kill one of
the Tentacles.  Have Celes use Fira and target all.  One may be healed but it
is not that bad.  Sabin should stick to Blitz Chakra and Raging Fist.
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After the boss fight, watch the conversation unfold.  Now Figaro Castle can go
to Kohlingen.  Time for shop data, which has new items:
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 |  Item Shop   |
 +--------------+------+-----------------------------------------------+
 |     Item     | Cost |                   Effect                      |
 +--------------+------+-----------------------------------------------+
 | Hi-Potion    | 300  | Restores 250 HP                               |
 | Ether        | 1500 | Restores 50 MP                                |
 | Antidote     | 50   | Cures Poison                                  |
 | Eye Drops    | 50   | Cures Blind                                   |
 | Echo Screen  | 120  | Cures Silence                                 |
 | Phoenix Down | 500  | Revives a party member                        |
 | Remedy       | 1000 | Cures all status effects except Zombie and KO |
 | Tent         | 1200 | Restores all HP and MP of party               |
 +--------------+------+-----------------------------------------------+
 +---------------+
 |   Tool Shop   |
 +---------------+------+----------------------------------+
 |     Items     | Cost |             Effect               |
 +---------------+------+----------------------------------+
 | Auto Crossbow | 250  | Hits all enemies                 |
 | Noiseblaster  | 500  | Inflicts Confuse on all enemies  |
 | Bioblaster    | 750  | Deals Poison damage and Sap      |
 | Flash         | 1000 | Inflicts damage and Blind        |
 | Debilitator   | 5000 | Switches enemy weakness          |
 | Drill         | 3000 | Inflicts damage; ignores defense |
 +---------------+------+----------------------------------+
When ready, depart for Kohlingen by talking to the old man.
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Head W and then NW until you reach Kohlingen.
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TOWN:  Kohlingen
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Shop data!  Here goes:
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 |  Item Shop   |
 +--------------+------+-----------------------------------------------+
 |     Item     | Cost |                   Effect                      |
 +--------------+------+-----------------------------------------------+
 | Hi-Potion    | 300  | Restores 250 HP                               |
 | Ether        | 1500 | Restores 50 MP                                |
 | Antidote     | 50   | Cures Poison                                  |
 | Phoenix Down | 500  | Revives a party member                        |
 | Holy Water   | 300  | Cures Zombie                                  |
 | Remedy       | 1000 | Cures all status effects except Zombie and KO |
 | Sleeping Bag | 500  | Restores all HP and MP of one party member    |
 | Tent         | 1200 | Restores all HP and MP of party               |
 +--------------+------+-----------------------------------------------+
 +----------------+
 |  Armor Shop    |
 +----------------+-------+---------------------------+
 |     Items      | Cost  |          Effect           |
 +----------------+-------+---------------------------+
 | Diamond Shield | 3500  | Nothing                   |
 | Priest's Miter | 3000  | Increases max MP by 12.5% |
 | Green Beret    | 3000  | Increase max HP by 12.5 % |
 | Diamond Helm   | 8000  | Nothing                   |
 | Diamond Vest   | 12000 | Nothing                   |
 | Diamond Armor  | 15000 | Nothing                   |
 +----------------+-------+---------------------------+
 +--------------+
 | Weapon Shop  |
 +--------------+-------+--------------------------+
 |    Items     | Cost  |          Effect          |
 +--------------+-------+--------------------------+
 | Darts        | 10000 | Nothing                  |
 | Dice         | 5000  | Damage = roll result     |
 | Viper Darts  | 13000 | May instantly kill enemy |
 | Enhancer     | 10000 | Increases magic power    |
 | Golden Spear | 12000 | Nothing                  |
 +--------------+-------+--------------------------+
Go to the Inn/Pub and you will see Setzer.  Talk to him and watch the
conversation unfold.  Now for the next destination: Darill's Tomb!
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Head to the location shown.  If you have short-term memory or just lazy, go
SW of Kohlingen.
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AREA: Darill's Tomb
TREASURES: Genji Helm, Crystal Mail, Growth Egg, Regal Gown, Man-Eater,
Dragon Claws
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When you enter the tomb, just head down.  On the next screen, hang a right and
go up through a door.  Check the tombstone to uncover a secret passage.  Go
through and flip the switch.  Go down through a door to get to a chest with
the Genji Helm.  Go back and go through the central door.  Hop on the turtle to
go to another screen.  Continue down and you will be in an area with 4
tombstones.  Examine each one and go back.  Now hang left and go up through a
door.  Examine the tombstone and you will have to put the 4 letters together.
Normally it would a process of trial-and-error, but since this IS a
walkthrough, how about I just give you the answer:
Select in this order:
WEHT - DLRO - QSSI - ERAU (ERAUQS SI DLROW EHT which is backwards for
"The World Is Square").
A message will say something about a Growth Egg, which doubles EXP.  Go out
and go down through a door.  Open the chest for a Crystal Mail and proceed
downstairs.  In the next room, open the chest for a Regal Gown.  Proceed to
the wall on the right side of the room and keep pressing Right until you go
through a wall.  Follow it to a chest containing the Growth Egg that was
mentioned earlier.  Go back and go up through the door.  Go up and press the
switch to open a door.  Hightail back to the entrance and go through the
central door and ride on the turtle.  On the next screen, press the nearby
switch (how could I miss it) to raise the water level.  Go up through the
hallway and be sure to save your game.  Open the chest nearby to initiate a...
BOSS EMCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Angler Whelk          HP: 9,845
      Angler Whelk (Shell)  HP: 9,230
WEAK vs. Fire (Boss, Shell)
--This boss is somewhat similiar to Ymir.  The Shell also throwdown too.  The
can hurl Megavolt, Gigavolt, which is stronger than Megavolt, Magnitude 8, an
Earth-elemental attack, and 1000 Needles, which can deal 1000 damage.  The
Shell tends to counter with Gigavolt or Megavolt.  The Angler Whelk can use
Petriblast, which inflicts Stone, and El Nino, which deals water damage.
--Strategy:  This boss can be pretty overwhelming.  If you manage to buy the
Viper Darts and have them equipped, Setzer can instantly kill this cookie.
Have Edgar use Chainsaw and hope that it can instantly kill the Angler Whelk.
As for a decent non-cheap strategy, try casting Haste and Float on everyone,
heal Stone with Esuna, and heal with Cura and Raise.  Have Sabin use Blitz
Raging Fist and hope that he doesn't strike the Shell and Shell counters with
Gigavolt.  Have Edgar use Drill and Setzer attack or heal.  Runic can absorb
Gigavolt.
DROP: Dragon Claws
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After taming the boss, save and go open the chest near the door for a
Man-Eater.  Go through the door.  In the next area, go up and examine the
tombstone.  After examining it, BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Dullahan  HP: 23,450
WEAK vs. Fire
--This boss starts the fight off with Level ? Holy.  I have no clue what the
requirement for this spell to connect.  All I know is, it hurts.  The boss
also throw Blizzara and the damaging Blizzaga.  Watch out for Holy and Morning
Star!  It can heal itself with Cura.
--Strategy:  The boss is pretty overwhelming.  Pelt the boss with Fira and
have Sabin use Blitz Raging Fist (Rising Phoenix was useless).  Have Edgar use
Drill or Chainsaw (I used Drill) and Setzer go on healing duty with Cura or
cast Fira.  Use Raise whenever a character is dead (most likely you would do
this).  Runic may be somewhat useful in this fight.
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After the fight, go farther ahead and watch the events unfold.  After all the
events unfold, you will finally have an Airship, the Falcon, to fly around the
World of Ruin.
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Part 21:  Recruitment & Sidequests--[W21]
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From here, you can go to that tower passed earlier when going to Tzen (if you
are wondering, that is the final area).  Probably at the level and the lack
of party members, it will be really difficult to traverse Kefka's Tower.  The
guide will now fall into "sub-categories" to get your characters back.  I do
them in the order I see fit.  If you want to follow a different course, please
be my guest.  Also be aware as you fly the Falcon.  You may get attacked by
Deathgaze.  Altitude doesn't matter.  It will be mentioned later in the FAQ.
When you encounter it, just run.
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 Quetzalli--[S1]
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Fly to the Solitary Island, which is S of Maranda
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AREA: Solitary Island
MAGICITE: Quetzalli
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Go to the beach and get the magicite, which is Quetzalli
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  Cyan--[WA]
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Go into the town, which is Maranda.
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TOWN: Maranda
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Here is the shop data:
 +----------------+
 |  Armor Shop    |
 +----------------+-------+---------+
 |     Items      | Cost  | Effect  |
 +----------------+-------+---------+
 | Crystal Shield | 3500  | Nothing |
 | Crystal Helm   | 10000 | Nothing |
 | Oath Veil      | 9000  | Nothing |
 | Black Garb     | 13000 | Nothing |
 | Magus Robe     | 13000 | Nothing |
 | Crystal Mail   | 17000 | Nothing |
 +----------------+-------+---------+
 +-------------------+
 |    Weapon Shop    |
 +-------------------+-------+---------------------------------------------+
 |       Items       | Cost  |                  Effect                     |
 +-------------------+-------+---------------------------------------------+
 | Gravity Rod       | 10000 | May cast Graviga                            |
 | Swordbreaker      | 16000 | May deflect physical attacks                |
 | Falchion          | 17000 | May block attacks                           |
 | Flame Scroll      | 500   | Use with "Throw"; inflicts fire damage      |
 | Water Scroll      | 500   | Use with "Throw"; inflicts water damage     |
 | Lightning Scroll  | 500   | Use with "Throw"; inflicts lightning damage |
 | Invisibity Scroll | 200   | Use with "Throw"; bestows Vanish            |
 | Shadow Scroll     | 400   | Use with "Throw"; bestows Blink             |
 +-------------------+-------+---------------------------------------------+
First order of business, talk to the man to the left of the entrance to learn
about Cactuars.  This will trigger the fight against the Gigantaur when you
meet certain requirements.  This will be discussed later on.  For now, head
through the town and go to the house all the way at the end of the town and
talk to the woman.  Examine the letter and agree to send the letter.  Go
outside and talk to the bird.  The bird will go to the next location.  Go out
and get into the Falcon.
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Go NW of Maranda to the town that was shown earlier, which is now Zozo.
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AREA:  Zozo
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At least this place hasn't changed.  You must be wondering "Why?"  First order
of business, go around the the building with the Pub sign and talk to the
merchant.  He will inform you about going to Mt. Zozo. (that is the
destination)  He will offer the Rust-Rid to go farther for 1,000 Gil.  Buy it
and go through the building with the Pub sign and go upstairs and go examine
the left door.  Use the Rust-Rid and you will be in Mt. Zozo.
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AREA: Mt. Zozo
TREASURES: Red Cap, Ice Shield, Thunder Shield, Aegis Shield, Gold Hairpin
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Dragon #1/8 is located here!  This is also a sidequest: To defeat 8 dragons!

When you enter, go left and open the chest for an Ice Shield.  Go down and
open the chest for a Red Cap.  Follow the path through the door and be sure to
open the chests for a Thunder Shield and an Aegis Shield.  Go out through the
doorway and you will be outside near a Gold Hairpin.  Go back and follow the
path.  In the next cave area, go left and rest and save your game.  Equip
someone with Zona Seeker.  Go up and press the switch to open a chest with a
Dragon in it.  Stand on the save point and you should engage with the dragon.
BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Storm Dragon  HP: 42,000
WEAK vs. Lightning
--This boss uses attacks dealing with wind.  It can use Wind Slash, which hits
all and hurts big time, and Leaf Swirl, which also hits all and hurts big
time.  Later in the fight, the dragon will use Aero, which really hurts, and
Wing Sabre.  The dragon tends to counter with physical attacks.
--This boss is somewhat tough if you are not high leveled.  I think Shell can
cut its Wind Slash and Leaf Swirl.  For once, I have to rely on Summons.
Summon Zona Seeker and it should cut its attacks.  Later in the fight, it will
use Whirl and Wing Sabre.  Only thing I can think of is to use Thundara on it
and keep healing with Cura.
DROP: Force Armor
--there's a better strategy farther down in the walkthrough--
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If the dragon tends to be a hassle, just go on and avoid it for now (that's
what I had to do).  Go down and follow the path.  Examine the letter and go
through the doorway to see Cyan.  Watch the conversation unfold.  Go back to
the cliff and grab a key.  Go back to the area that had the flowers and open
the chest.  There will be a bunch of magazines.  Examine the chest and guess
what...nothing!  Now that everything is done (dragon or no dragon), cast
Teleport and time do something else.  You now have Cyan!
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Fly S of Zozo and search the strip of land for a house, which is the Opera
House
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AREA: Opera House
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Dragon #2/8 is located here.

First equip everyone you have in your party with Gaia Gear.  If you do not
have any Gaia Gear or enough, then compensate with Float or an Angel Wings.
Go to the right and go to the area with the seats.  Talk to the Impersario to
learn about a dragon.  Go up and go to the area with the switches. Press the
switch to the right of the center switch to get onstage.
BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Earth Dragon  HP: 28,500
WEAK vs. Water, Wind
--The dragon uses Earth based attacks.  It has an attacke called Honed Tusk,
which will pretty much kill off a party member.  Other attacks include Land
Slide, Magnitude 8, and Quake, all which damages all with Earth-elemental
damage.  It also has 50 Gs, which neutralizes Float.
--Strategy:  With Gaia Gear on, everyone can absorb all but one attack:  Honed
Tusk.  Raise your party member with Raise.  If you have no one with Gaia Gear,
keep Float up whenever it uses 50 Gs unless you have an Angel Wings on.  Since
I have no attacks that is its weakness, I had Edgar use Debilitator to change
its weakness (changed to lightning).  Have Edgar (if you are using him) use
Chainsaw, Sabin use Phantom Rush (if you got it before this) or Air Blade (if
you manage to learn it), and cast magic or whatever.  Keep up the assault and
you will come out victorious!
DROP: Magus Rod
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  Sabin's Ultimate Blitz--[S2]
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This one will be a little hard to explain.  Fly to the island that is in the
top-center of the map.  Look around and you should see 5 trees arranged in a
plus sign.
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AREA:  Duncan's House
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Have Sabin with you to watch an event unfold.  After the event, Sabin will
have Phantom Rush, the most powerful Blitz.
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 Terra--[WB]
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Fly to Mobliz
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AREA: Mobliz
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Go to the house where you saw Terra when you first got here and talk to the
children.  Go out and go left and go into the house.  When you enter, a dog
will come in.  Watch it carefully and follow it (if you haven't paid
attention, go behind the book case, go down and left until you go downstairs.)
Watch the conversation unfold.  Then there will be some rumbling!  You can
already guess who is it and what to expect!
BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Humbaba  HP:  ? (for now....again)
--This boss seem to got a little stronger.  It can throwdown with Thundaga and
1000 Needles.  It can also use Humbaba Breath, which blows away 2 party
members in the middle (in other words: 2nd and 3rd position party members).
--The only thing you can do is cast Bio on it, have Sabin use Blitz Phantom
Rush (or any other Blitz), and keep HP high until it uses Humbaba Breath
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After the fight, Terra will come in and the battle will resume...again.
BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Humbaba  HP: 26,000
WEAK vs. Poison
--Humbaba is the same as last fight.  It has all of its attacks:  Thundara,
Thundaga, Solar Plexus, and 1000 Needles.
--Terra is in a permanent Trance mode, so use her to throw Bio at the foul
beast.  As for anyone else (I'm going to assume you using Celes, Sabin, or
Edgar), use Phantom Rush or some other Blitz (Sabin), Drill or Chainsaw
(Edgar), and Bio (Celes).  Try to keep HP above 1000 (if you are in the range)
and use Bio and you will conquer the beast for good.
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After defeating Humbaba, watch the event unfold.  You now have Terra.
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 Gau--[WC]
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Have 3 party members with you.  Fly N of Mobliz and land to land on the Veldt.
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Fight until Gau comes out.  He will join you.  No questions asked.
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 Relm--[WD]
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My party: Terra, Sabin, Celes, Sabin
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Go S of Zozo and go into the town, Jidoor.
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TOWN: Jidoor
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Shop data!
 +--------------+
 |  Armor Shop  |
 +--------------+-------+---------+
 |    Items     | Cost  | Effect  |
 +--------------+-------+---------+
 | Circlet      | 3500  | Nothing |
 | Black Cowl   | 7500  | Nothing |
 | Crystal Helm | 10000 | Nothing |
 | Black Garb   | 13000 | Nothing |
 +--------------+-------+---------+
 +---------------+
 |  Weapon Shop  |
 +---------------+-------+------------------------------------+
 |     Items     | Cost  |            Effect                  |
 +---------------+-------+------------------------------------+
 | Man-Eater     | 11000 | Effective against Humanoid enemies |
 | Partisan      | 13000 | May deflect physical attacks       |
 | Crystal Sword | 15000 | May block attacks                  |
 | Sniper        | 15000 | May deal same damage from back row |
 +---------------+-------+------------------------------------+
 +----------------+
 |   Item Shop    |
 +----------------+------+-----------------------------------------------+
 |      Item      | Cost |                   Effect                      |
 +----------------+------+-----------------------------------------------+
 | Hi-Potion      | 300  | Restores 250 HP                               |
 | Ether          | 1500 | Restores 50 MP                                |
 | Phoenix Down   | 500  | Revives a party member                        |
 | Holy Water     | 300  | Cures Zombie                                  |
 | Remedy         | 1000 | Cures all status effects except Zombie and KO |
 | Teleport Stone | 700  | Same as Teleport; exit dungeons and battles   |
 | Sleeping Bag   | 500  | Restores all HP and MP of one party member    |
 | Tent           | 1200 | Restores all HP and MP of party               |
 +----------------+------+-----------------------------------------------+
 +---------------+
 |  Relic Shop   |
 +---------------+------+----------------------------------------+
 |     Items     | Cost |               Effect                   |
 +---------------+------+----------------------------------------+
 | Princess Ring | 3000 | Casts Shell and Protect when HP is low |
 | Protect Ring  | 5000 | Bestows Protect automatically          |
 | Gigas Glove   | 5000 | Increases physical attack power        |
 | Angel Wings   | 6300 | Bestows Float automatically            |
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To start things off, upgrade equipment if you need to.  Go to the Auction
House and talk to the man nearby.  He will mention something about a sword.
This will allow you to bid on the Excalipoor needed to get a magicite
(this will be discussed later).  Go to Owzer's Mansion.
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AREA: Owzer's Mansion
TREASURES: Moogle Suit, Lich Ring, 293 Gil, Gold Needle, Potion, Ether
MAGICITE: Lakshmi
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Go up and turn the light on near the stairway.  Go upstairs and you will see
a bunch of pictures.  If you examine the picture that looks like a flower, you
will enter a fight.  Go down and go left and examine the picture that looks
like a lady.  You will get into a fight.  After the fight, go through the door
and proceed downstairs.  In the next room, if you get in front of the picture
with a chair, you will get into a fight.  Go farther and you will see 2 doors.
Go through the left one to a chest with the Moogle Suit.  Go back and go
through the right door.  In the next area, you will see 3 doors, one being
opened.  Go behind to the back and go left.  Press A and you should open a
chest with a Lich Ring.  As for the door you should be going through, it is
the left door that you should go through when it opens.  The next area, there
will be some floating chests.  Step in the shadow of one of the top ones and
you will have to battle for its contents.  The chests have (order from left to
right) 293 Gil, Potion, Ether, and Gold Needle.  To go farther, examine the
center picture and you will get into a fight.  Go through the door and you
will come across a save point.  Rest and save.  Go through the right door and
follow the path.  You will see Owzer and Relm.  Talk to Owzer and a
conversation will take place.  After the conversation...BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS:  Chadarnook (Woman)  HP: 56,000
                  (Demon)  HP: 36,000
WEAK vs. Fire (Woman, Demon), Holy (Demon)
--This boss switches forms.  When the woman is out, it will counter any attack
with Poltergeist, which inflicts HP Drain.  It also seems to "stack", meaning
that when hit with multiple Poltergeist, it will tend to reduce HP faster.  It
can use Entice, which I want to say inflicts Confuse, Last Kiss, which 
nflicts Doom, and Lullaby, which inflicts Sleep on all.  As for the Demon
form, it counters with Thundara.  It also has an attack called Flash Rain.  If
everyone is stricken with Sleep, the Woman form may help by sending some kind
of animal (looks like a cow) and cures the Sleep status.
--Strategy:  Pelt either form with Fira, have Edgar use Tools, and Sabin go
all out with Phantom Rush.  You might want to aim for the Demon form, since it
has less HP.  If Terra has Earrings on, Trance her and have her use Fira.
Heal up with Cura and if someone survives Lullaby, go on and use Esuna to heal
it.  Keep it up and you will vanish the evil painting fiend.
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After the fight, a conversation will take place.  Examine the bookcase for the
Lakshmi magicite.  You now have Relm!
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 Strago--[WE]
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Remember that tower that was passed earlier that was surrounded by mountains?
Time to go there for a little trip. If you don't know where it is, go S of
Nikeah.  Have Relm in your party.
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AREA: Cultists' Tower
TREASURES: None...for now
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When you enter, there will be a conversation.  After the conversation, you
will have Strago now.  At this point in the game, the Cultists' Tower will be
difficult to climb for now.  You can only use magic when you climb it.  This
area will be discussed later in the FAQ.
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 Shadow--[WF]
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My party: Relm, Terra, Edgar, Sabin
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[WORLD MAP]
There is a cave on the Veldt.  Go to the Veldt and find it.
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AREA: Cave on the Veldt
TREASURES: Berserker Ring, Tigerclaws, Ichigeki
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
When you enter you will see Shadow's dog (or not if you didn't wait for him).
Follow it into the next area.  In the next area, go right and then up and you
should see a chest.  Open it for the Berserker Ring.  Do not worry about the
people that are around the fire.  Go through the door and go all the way to
the left, back up to the right, and go down.  You should reach the Monster
chest with the Tigerfang.  Go back and go down into the next area.  From here,
it is straight forward until you reach a room with some rocks in front of a
doorway.  In this room, go down through a door and flip the switch.  Go down
the stairs and open the chest for the Ichigeki.  Go back through the door and
go through the doorway that was blocked by rocks.  You will see Shadow (or
Relm) lying on the ground.  Follow the path.  In the next room, hit the Save
Point and rest up.  Save and go farther.  When you get into the area, an
event will unfold.  After the event...time to scrap!
BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Behemoth King (Normal) HP: 19,000
                    (Undead) HP: 19,000
WEAK vs. Fire (Normal, Undead), Poison (Normal), Holy (Undead)
--The Behemoth King can use Blizzara, Blizzaga, and Holy.  After beating the
fiend, another Behemoth King will attack from behind.  Your party will switch
ranks (in other words: front row will be back row and back row will be front
row.)  The menacing undead fiend can use Meteor, so watch out.  It can use
Sleeping Gas, which inflicts Sleep.  The undead fiend can also use a 4-hit
combo, which inflicts damage big time.
--Strategy:  For the normal Behemoth King, cast magic on it, have Sabin use
Phantom Rush, and Edgar use Chainsaw or Drill.  When the Undead come out, hit
with Curaga and Fira.  If you are lazy, go on and use Raise or a Phoenix Down
on the undead fiend.
DROP: Behemoth Suit x2
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After the fight, the party will go to Thamasa.  After the event, talk to
Shadow.  After that time to head out.
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Go to the Dragon's Neck Coliseum, which is located N of Kohlingen.
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AREA: Dragon's Neck Coliseum
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Go here and talk to the man in front of the door.  Wager the Ichigeki that was
found earlier in the cave and you will fight Shadow.  After the victory, you
will have Shadow in your party.
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  Locke--[WG]
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From Tzen, go N and you should see a huge mountain range.  In the middle is
what looks like a patch of land.  "Land" on that spot
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AREA: Phoenix Cave
TREASURES: Wing Edge, Ribbon
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Dragon #3/8 is located here.

NOTE:  This area has a monster called Face.  If you think about running, think
twice.  It will prevent you from escaping from battles.  If you encounter a
team with it and another group of monsters, take out Face and you will be able
to escape.  If you encounter a team with only 2, cast Confuse or use the
Noiseblaster Tool (if you are using Edgar) on it and pelt it with magic or
Flash Tool to safely win the battle.

ALSO:  A majority of the chests in the Cave are empty.  I will give directions
to a chest that contains an item.  Otherwise, you best off ignoring any
chests that I do not give directions to.  This will save you the hassle of
enemy encounters, especially Face.

When you land, you will have to split your party into 2 teams.
Here is my set-up (you don't have to use this team):
Team A: Terra, Sabin, Celes, Shadow (my "main" team)
Team B: Relm, Strago, Edgar, Cyan

If you want your main team (Team A) to take on the dragon, use Team A to press
the switch when you enter.

-----Switch to Team B

Guide the team through the door and hang right and then down through a door.
A passage will open.

-----Switch to Team A

Guide the team through the newly opened door and press the switch to lower the
spikes.

-----Switch to Team B

Go up past the lowered spikes.  Head left and go down the stairs.  In the next
area, go all the way down and then you will go back upstairs.  Press the
switch to reveal a bridge.  Cross it to safely open a chest with a Wing Edge
in it.  Go back up past the lowered spikes and head right.  Follow until you
get to a switch.  Step on it.

-----Switch to Team A

Go left and then down through a door.  In the next area, head left and follow
the path and press the switch to reveal some rocks.  Ignore the chest.  It is
empty.

-----Switch to Team B

Go up and go left and go down the stairs that you took earlier.  In the next
area, head right and follow the path.  After hopping on the rocks, press the
switch.

-----Switch to Team A

Assuming that you switched while on the switch, go back and this time, go down
and follow the path and through a door.  Go left and go down through the door.
Press the switch.

-----Switch to Team B

Go through the passage.  In the next area, go left and then down and there
will be a Save Point.  Rest up and Save if you want.  Go up and cross the
bridge.  Stand on the switch.

-----Switch to Team A

Go back up.  In the next area, go up and go left across the lowered spikes.
Go down the stairs.  In the next room, hop across the stones.  When you reach
the point where there are two ways, ignore the first bridge.  After that room,
you should be near a switch.  Flip it to lower the water.  Go down the stairs.

-----Switch to Team B

Go left and go down the stairs, head left and follow the path.  In the next
room, which is the room with the hopping stones, make your way to the chest in
the middle for the almighty Ribbon.  Go back and step on the switch to move
the rocks and form a path for Team A.

-----Switch to Team A

Go down through the newly opened passage.  If you go all the way down, you
will find the 3rd dragon.  Touch it and guess what...
BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Red Dragon  HP: 30,000
WEAK vs. Ice, Water
--This dragon can really throwdown.  Since it is red, it uses Fire-elemental
attacks.  It can use Fireball, Flare, Level 4 Flare, Flare Star, Fira, and
Firaga.  It has a really devastating attack called Southern Cross.  Without
proper procedures, this attack can wipe the whole party out.  The dragon
starts throwing Flare when it is near death.  Trust me on this:  Flare hurts!
--Strategy:  Try to start the fight off with Hastega.  If you want, try to
pelt the dragon with Slow.  After taking these into account, Trance Terra and
have her use Blizzara, Sabin does the usual Blitz Phantom Rush, Celes also use
Blizzara, and Shadow chuck Water Scrolls on it.  If that Southern Cross kicks
in, you can expect a Game Over unless you are high-leveled (I'm at level 28).
Rush him and heal with Curaga (this is what I used) and you can expect a
victory.
DROP: Murakumo
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Open the chest at the top of the stairs for a Dragon Horn.  Go back and go up
the stairs.  Go left and then up.  Stand on the switch to reveal some stones.

-----Switch to Team B

Have Team B go back to the room where you found the Ribbon.  Go left and go up
the stairs.  Follow the path and hop across the stones.  Now you should be
near Team A.  Head down and step on a switch.

-----Switch to Team A

Now go down and step on the other switch.  Go down and follow the path.  You
will then see Locke.  After the conversation, you will be in Kohlingen.
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TOWN: Kohlingen
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Watch the event unfold.  After the event, you will now have Locke.  Locke will
also give some items that he got from the chests in the Cave (hence, the empty
chests).  The items are:  X-Potion, Phoenix Down, X-Ether, Elixir, Flame
Shield, and Valiant Knife.  You will also have the Phoenix magicite.
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  Mog--[WH]
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Time to go to Narshe.  To find Narshe, from the Dragon's Neck Coliseum, go E
until you see the "mountain" path.
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TOWN: Narshe
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The only area that hasn't changed is the School.  It still has the free
restoration point.  Do you still remember the cave entrance.  Go there.
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AREA: Narshe Mines
TREASURES: Elixir, Molulu's Charm, Guard Bracelet
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
If you left the items alone at the beginning of the game, the items will
change into new items.  Go to the moogle's nest to recruit Mog.  Mog will also
mention something about a yeti.  After the conversation, check the wall that
Mog was near to get the Molulu's Charm.  This Relic is extremely useful, as it
prevents random encounters.  If you remember the unopened chests, now is the
time to get them.  You should get an Elixir and the useful Guard Bracelet.
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Go out of Narshe and form a party with Mog and Locke.
My team: Terra, Locke, Mog, Celes
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 Ragnarok - Magicite vs. Weapon--[S3]
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AREA: Narshe
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While in Narshe, go to the Weapon Shop with Locke in your party so you can
enter it.  Go behind the counter and go through the door.  Talk to the man and
he will give you 2 choices: The Ragnarok magicite or the Ragnarok sword.
What's the difference?  Let's analyze:
Ragnarok (magicite)-
Teaches Ultima, the most powerful magic in the game, and when summoned, it
can change an enemy into an item.

Ragnarok (sword)-
Boasts an attack of 255 and raises stats tremendously.  It can also use Flare
while attacking.  It can be wagered to obtain the Lightbringer, arguably one
of the best weapons in the game.

Personally, I took the magicite.
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 Cursed Shield & Hero Shield--[S4]
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AREA: Narshe
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While in Narshe, go up the stairs to the right of the Relic Shop with Locke in
your party to enter the house.  Go downstairs and talk to the man in the bed.
He will give you the Cursed Shield.  You may be wondering "Why do I need the
shield?  It sucks!"  I know the shield blows, as it gives you every status
effect known to man and gives you lousy defense against elements.  Take it
into battle 256 times and it will turn into the Hero Shield.  It is one of the
best shields in the game and it teaches Ultima.  The best way to lift the
curse is to have someone with the shield equipped go into 256 battles on the
Solitary Island.  Anyone can switch out the shield (like if Terra goes into
battle with the Cursed Shield on 10 times and then Setzer takes it and goes
into battle 25 times with it, that will count as the shield being in 35
times).  Also have the person be equipped with a Ribbon.  This will negate all
status effects except for Doom.  Once the curse is lifted, the shield will
stay as the Hero Shield permanently.
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 Valigarmanda--[S5]
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AREA: Narshe
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Head to the snowfield.  If you have Mog, you can learn a Dance in this area:
Snowman Rondo


Dragon #4/8 is located in the snowfield.

When you get to the snowfield, you will see a dragon.  Touch it to throwdown
with it.
BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Ice Dragon  HP: 24,400
WEAK vs. Fire
--Just because the dragon is small doesn't mean you should underestimate it.
It can use Absolute Zero, which inflicts a lot of ice elemental damage.  It
can freeze a party member with Northern Cross.  Its Avalanche attack is
devastating!
--Strategy:  If you learned Firaga from the Phoenix magicite, then Firaga is
going to be your best friend in this battle.  If you have Terra, Trance her
and use Firaga (since I have 2 Earrings on Terra, I clock at 8,000+ damage
without using Trance).  Heal with Curaga after every Absolute Zero.  If a
party member gets frozen by Northern Cross, just hit him or her with Fire.  If
the dragon seems too quick, cast Slow on it and speed up the party with
Hastega.  Just hit it with Fire attacks and heal everytime and you should come
out victorous!
DROP: Force Shield
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Go up and hit that Save Point.  Rest, save, or whatever you need to do.  Go
up to the cliffs and you will see Valigarmanda (Man!  I really hate typing
that.  Can't seem to spell it without looking it up.)  Flashing will ensue as
well as a...BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Valigarmanda HP: 30,000
WEAK vs. Fire
--Valigarmanda can use Rasp and Blizzaga, It can also use Freezing Dust,
which..well, freezes a party member.  It also boast a mean physical defense.
--This boss is not that hard.  If you have Reflect up, then you won't take any
damage.  As for a strategy, go a couple of rounds with Firaga and you will
win.  If you have Celes, her Runic will absorb the magic but not Freezing
Dust.  If a party member is struck with it, use Fire.
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After the fight, a conversation will take place.  After the conversation, you
will have the Valigarmanda magicite.
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 Umaros--[WI]
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AREA: Narshe
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In the area where you defeated Valigarmanda, go to the edge of the cliff and
jump.  Make sure you have Mog with you.
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AREA: Yeti's Cave
TREASURES: X-Ether, Gauntlet
MAGICITE: Midgardsormr
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
If you want the Tonberry in the bestiary, head left through a door when you
drop down.  Watch out for dark-colored flooring.  That indicates a hole.  Open
the Monster chest to scrap against the menacing fiends.  Go back and go
through the door to the right.  Open the chest for an X-Ether.  If you dropped
down by mistake, be sure to go up the stairs or whatever and cross the bridge
to a chest with the Gauntlet in it.  Follow the path going right and go up
the stairs.  You should see a switch in the next room.  Ignore that switch and
follow the path to the switch at the end.  Flip it and you should land in a
different area.  Examine the skull and you will score the Midgardsormr
magicite.  When you get it, there will be some rumbling.  A yeti will come and
attack.  You know the drill...BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Yeti  HP: 17,200
WEAK vs. Fire, Poison
--This boss can usually attack twice.  It can use Snowstorm and Tackle.  When
it uses a Green Cherry, it will get powered up and have some new attacks.
Son-of-a-gun can also Jump.  It can use Hailstone and Snowball, which I see as
a halfing-HP-and-inflicting-HP-Drain attack.
--Strategy:  No real strategy is needed here.  Just cast Hastega and pelt the
beast with Firaga.  When it gets powered up, don't be afraid.  Just keep using
Firaga and your best attacks (Phantom Rush and Chainsaw) and heal when needed
and you can guarantee victory.
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After the fight, talk to the yeti if you have Mog in your party.  After the
conversation, you will have Umaro in your party.
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 Gogo--[WJ]
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[WORLD MAP]
Remember where the Intangir was?  Go there.  If not, then fly to the island in
the upper-right corner of the map.  It is an island that looks like a
triangle. (Hence, Triangle Island)
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Walk around the island until you come across the Zone Eater.  Let it use
Inhale on the party.
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AREA: Zone Eater's Belly
TREASURES:  Genji Armor, Magical Brush, Fake Mustache, Zephyr Cloak,
            Red Jacket, Hero's Ring, Hi-Ether, Pinwheel, Thunder Shield
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
When you enter, go down the stairs.  In the next area, go left and you will be
on a bridge.  You will also a dude in green.  Touch the dude in green to end
up in another area.  Open the nearby chests for a Hi-Ether and Red Jacket.
Go back up and proceed left.  Be sure to grab the chests with the Genji Armor,
the Magical Brush, and a Fake Mustache, which allows Relm to use Control.  The
next area has a save point.  Go on and save for this one.  Trust me.  The next
area has a ceiling that keeps crashing down.  If you do not stand in the right
area, you will get a game over.  Be sure to navigate carefully for the chests
containing the Zephyr Cloak, Hero's Ring, and a Pinwheel.  The next area has a
room where you can hop on chests.  Go left and then up.  follow the path and
then go down and press A to hop to the platform with a switch.  Press it and
then go back to intersection where you went up.  Instead of going up, go left
and follow the path to a chest containing the Thunder Shield.  Go back and go
up.  Now follow the path around and you will reach a door.  Go through and you
will see Gogo. Talk to Gogo and he/she/whatever will join your party.
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 Ancient Castle & Odin--[S6]
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My party: Terra, Celes, Locke, Mog (you can switch out someone for Strago if
          you want to learn a Lore)
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[WORLD MAP]
Go to Figaro Castle and have the castle go underground.  Stop and time to
explore.
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AREA: Cave to the Ancient Castle
TREASURES: Gladius. Hi-Ether, Wing Edge, Death Tarot, X-Potion, Magicite Shard
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
I really don't know where to start.  Go right and go down the stairs.  To the
right, you should see a chest.  Open it for a Hi-Ether.  Go left and go down
through a doorway.  You should see a chest, which is a monster chest.  Open it
for a Gladius.  Go left through the wall and go up.  You should be in the
first area.  Go up and then left.  Open the nearby chest for a Wing Edge and
go down through the doorway.  In the next area, follow the path and go down
the stairs.  Open the chest that you saw earlier for the Death Tarot.  Head
left and go up the stairs.  Follow the path and go through the wall into
another area.  In the next area, navigate through the area to find a chest
with a Magicite Shard and another chest with an X-Potion.  Now go down the
stairs.  You should now see a Save point.  Save or whatever and go through the
left stairway to the Ancient Castle.
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AREA: Ancient Castle
TREASURES: Master's Scroll, Blizzard Orb, Gold Hairpin, X-Ether
MAGICITE: Odin, Raiden*
          *If you get Raiden, you will lose Odin.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Dragon #5/8 is located here.

When you enter, go up and an event should take place.  After the event, go up
and turn left when you see the front entrance.  Go through one of the doorways
and open the monster chest for the Master's Scroll.  Go out and go through the
front entrance.  When you enter, go up and examine the stone statue for the
Odin magicite.  Go to the right and go through the left doorway.  There should
be 2 chests that contain the Blizzard Orb and a Gold Hairpin.  Go back and
stand on the right throne.  Take 5 steps down and examine the floor to press a
switch.  Head right and you will be in another area.   You should see a set of
stairs going down.  You can also read the diary in the bookcase if you wish.
Examine the bucket for a X-Ether.
Go downstairs and you will a dragon.  Touch it and...BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Blue Dragon  HP: 26,900
WEAK vs. Lightning
--This dragon uses Water-elemental attacks.  Its first attack will most likely
be Tsunami.  The dragon can also use Slow on itself and then busts out with
Rippler, which switches status effects.  Other attacks include Acid Rain,
which can inflict Sap, Aqua Breath, and Flash Rain
--Strategy:  Since I had someone with Ultima, I just used that whenever I got
the chance.  For the sake of not using Ultima, I will do a basic strategy:
If you are lacking Ultima, then go on and use Thundaga or Thundara.  Heal
after every Tsunami attack.  If you use Haste, the dragon will do the
Slow+Rippler combo.  If you are carrying Shadow, hope that it does not use it
on him, as Shadow will lose the Interceptor bonus.
DROP: Zantetsuken
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Go up and examine the statue of the woman.  Then Odin will upgrade to Raiden.
What's the difference between them?  Let's analyze:
-Odin
Teaches Meteor and one of THE few magicites that can give a Speed +1 bonus

-Raiden
Has a better chance of instantly killing enemies and can teach a very useful
magic: Quick.  However, it does not boast the Speed bonus and replaces it with
the Strength +2 bonus

I personally left the magicite at Odin until I got the Cactuar magicite.  Now
that we are done here, time to go back.  If you need Raiden, you can always
come back here.
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 Cyan's Dream--[S7]
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Have a team with Cyan in it.
My team: Terra, Mog, Celes, Cyan (you can replace Mog.  I only have him for
the Molulu Charm.  You might want to carry Locke so you can steal a Momento
Ring from the main boss of this area)
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[WORLD MAP]
Head to Doma Castle.  It is located E of Nikeah.
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AREA: Doma Castle
TREASURES: Hi-Ether, X-Potion, Elixir, Phoenix Down, Prayer Beads
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I forgot to go here after it was liberated in the World of Balance.  At least
the treasure is still here.

If you already went here and got the treasure,then go through the door to the
left and go through the door to the right and rest.  When you enter, go
through the door to the left.  If not, then read on.

When you enter, go to the door to the right.  On the next screen, there will
be 2 doors.  Go through the door to the left and open the chest for a
Hi-Ether.  Examine the clock for an Elixir.  Go out and head out the door.  Go
up the stairs and right and go up through the door.  Open the nearby chest for
an X-Potion.  Go down and go out the door.  Follow the path on the roof and go
through a door.  Inside, open the chests for a Phoenix Down and Prayer Beads.
When you are ready, go back to the area with the 2 doors.  Go through the
right door and rest.  An event should take place and you will be in another
area.
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AREA:  Dreamscape
TREASURES: Genji Glove, Lump of Metal, Flame Shield, X-Potion, Ice Shield
MAGICITE: Alexander
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
1) Dreamscape - Beginning

When you wake, there will be a save point to the right.  Go up the stairs to
the left and you will see 3 doors.  Go through the left door.

when you go through, you will be near one of the Dream Stooges and one of the
party members.  Talk to the party member and you will have one of them.  Now
go out the door.  Now you will be in another area.  Go up and right through
another door.  Now you should be near 2 doors.  Take the right door.  You
should be near another Dream Stooge and another party member.  Talk to the
party member to get the other one.  Go out through the door.  Go through the
door nearby and save your game.  Go through the central door.  Go left and
go through the door.  Go down and try to go through the door.
BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS:  Curlax (top)    HP: 15000
       Laragorn (left) HP: 10000
       Moebius (right) HP: 12500
WEAK vs. Ice, Water (Curlax), Fire (Laragorn)
--Curlax use Fira, Firaga, Reflect, Silence, White Wind, Slow, Stop, and
Arise.  Laragorn can use Blizzara and Blizzaga.  Moebius can use Thundara,
Thundaga, Reflect, Haste, Protect, Shell, and Cura.  The three of them can use
Delta Attack, which inflicts Stone.  When any of the stooges HP get low, they
will cast Reflect on himself and start chucking -aga spells.  When one of die,
they will cast their respective -ara spell.
--Strategy:  I would say use Ultima all the way, but that is not a good
strategy, as some people may lack the magic.  To start the fight off, use
Hastega.  If a party member does not have Ultima, have that person use
Blizzaga on Curlax and Firaga on Laragorn.  Defeat Curlax first, since he has
Arise.  After that, go for Moebius.  Then Laragorn will be easy.  As for
healing, use Esuna or some other method to heal Stone and use Curaga if you
have it.  If you are carrying someone else, use their best attacks.  Keep up
the pace and you should snatch an easy victory.
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Go through the door and you will be in another Dreamscape area: Phantom Train.

2) Dreamscape - Phantom Train

Go left and go through the cart.  Rest and save if you wish.  When you reach
the next screen, you will see Cyan jump.  Anywho...go into the cart.  Press
the switch and a box will move.  Press it again and the box nearby will move.
Open the chest for a Genji Glove.  Go left and you will see an opened chest
and an unopened chest.  When you try to get to the unopened chest, the opened
chest will block you.  You will see 6 unopened chests and a switch.  Go to the
left and you will see a book and a chest.  Open the chest for a Lump of Metal.
Go to the moving chest and press A in front of it to place the Lump of Metal
in.  Go around the chest and open the chest in the back to get a Flame Shield.
Go left and go into the next cart.  In the next cart, press the 1st switch to
move the seat over.  Go left and press the switch near the table to move the
boxes over.  Go back and press the 1st switch to move the seat again, giving
you access to a switch.  Press the switch to rotate the seat.  Go back and
press the 1st switch to move the seat back.  Go all the way to the left and
press the switch to move the boxes.  Go right and go down and right and open
a chest with an X-Potion.  Open the chest to get an Ice Shield.  You will
now see the same 6 chests and a switch.  If you press the switch earlier near
the book, you will get the solution.  Since this IS a walkthrough, let me just
give you the solution.

 O = closed chest; X = opened chest

      X  X  O

      O  O  X

After closing the appropriate chests, press the switch and a passage should
open.  Go left and go into the next cart for a save point.  Go into the engine
room and go out and you will be in another Dreamscape.

3) Dreamscape - Cave

When you enter, you will see Cyan again.  Wait for him to go out and follow
him outside.  Then you will reach an area that looks like a cliff.  If you
try going farther, you will be in an endless loop.  So, turn back and follow
the path and you should be in another area with Cyan.  Follow him and you will
drop on the bridge.  Now you will be in yet another Dreamscape.

4) Dreamscape - Doma Castle

This is the final Dreamscape area.  A conversation will take place and a save
point will appear after the conversation.  Rest up and save.  You can travel
around the castle and learn of some of Cyan's thoughts if you wish.  The main
area you want to go to is the Throne Room.  There awaits the enemy!  After the
conversation...BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Wrexsoul      HP: 23,066
      Soul Saver x2 HP: 3,066
WEAK vs. Ice (Wrexsoul, Soul Saver)
--When the fight begins, Wrexsoul will use Fury to possess a party member's
body.  As for the Soul Savers, they can chuck Thundaga, Firaga, and Blizzaga.
The only way to flush out Wrexsoul is to finish off a party member.  When
Wrexsoul returns, the Soul Saver will start using Reflect and healing Wrexsoul
with Cure.  Then Wrexsoul will start reflecting spells off the Soul Savers.
--Strategy:  If you are lazy, then use Banish at the beginning of the fight to
gain an easy victory.  Though you didn't finish off Wrexsoul, its bestiary
entry will fill in.  If you rather take on the menacing foe the old-fashion
way, then here is a strategy:  Kill off a random party member until Wrexsoul
appears.  Then pelt Wrexsoul with Blizzaga.  If you defeat Wrexsoul, you will
win the whole fight.
DROP:  Guard Bracelet (if you gunned down Wrexsoul the old-fashion way)
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After defeating Wrexsoul, an event will take place.  After the event, Cyan
will have all of his Bushido skills.  Go to the Throne Room and get the
Alexander magicite.
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 Leveling up: Dinosaur Forest--[SX]
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Not exactly a sidequest...
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[WORLD MAP]
From the Doma Castle, head N and you should see a forest.  It looks something
like this:
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           _|    |_ |  ||  _|
         _|        ||    _|
        |            ___|
        |           |___
        |               |
        |_             _|
          |___________|
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This is a good area to level up.  The Tyrannosaur carry good exp.  2 in a
group is troublesome.  If you come across the Bracchiosaur, be in for a
gruesome fight.  This is one of the hardest enemies to conquer.  Defeating it
may give you the Celestriad, which is an excellent Relic.  It makes ALL magic
cost 1 MP.  If you have Locke, try to have him use Steal so you can score a
Ribbon.  The easiest way to conquer the dinos is to have a team with Relm.
Equip her with the Fake Mustache and Control them.  Then use magic to conquer
the dinos.  Ice will do the trick.
As a note:  Bracchiosaur can use Curse and Ultima.
If the dinos prove too much, then level up outside the forest.  Also have
Vanish on so most of the attacks will miss.
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 Cultists' Tower--[S8]
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Form a team with good magic users.
My team:  Terra, Celes, Relm, Mog (once again, Mog is for the Molulu's Charm)
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[WORLD MAP]
Go S of Nikeah until you see a tower surrounded by mountains.
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AREA: Cultists' Tower
TREASURES: Safety Bit, Air Anchor, Genji Shield, Kagenui, Force Armor,
           Soul of Thamasa
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Dragon #6/8 is located here

By now, you should have enough magic to tackle the Tower.

Here is some things that I recommend:
Reflect Rings - equip to everyone, since you can only use Magic in this area.
Reraise - this seems to be an absolute MUST!  It is needed for the boss of
this area.
Earrings - to get that magic power increased
Enhancer - this weapon gives a huge boost to magic.  I am talking +7 here.
Genji Glove - give this to the person who can use Enhancers.
Celestriad - dunno why.  I just add this because it is extremely useful
Ultima, Holy, and the -aga spells - this is the only line of offense that can
sorta stand a chance.  Ultima seems like an overkill.

Also consider equipping Circlets and Magus Hats (if you have them).  Also
equip a White Dress (if you bother to buy it)
If you need Reflect Rings, go to South Figaro.  As for learning magic, go to
the desert near Maranda and kill some Cactuars.  If you need Enhancers, go to
Nikeah.

My set-up:
Reflect Ring on all
Terra - Enhancer x2, Magus Hat, White Dress, Genji Glove
Celes - Enhancer x2, Magus Hat, Genji Glove
Relm - Magus Rod, Aegis Shield (to ward off magic attacks), Circlet, Earring
Mog - Force Shield (same as Aegis), Molulu's Charm (no explanation), Circlet

Enough of this preparation stuff.

When you enter, start going up the stairs.  This area is pretty much straigh-
forward.  Be sure to go through the doors to get treasures.

Climb 1 - Safety Bit - while in the room with the Safety Bit, press A on the
                       right side of the chest to press a hidden switch.  Go
                       out and go down through the door to get the Air Anchor
                       Tool.
Climb 2 - Genji Shield
Climb 3 - Dragon!, Kagenui
BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS:  Holy Dragon  HP: 18,500
--The dragon uses Holy-elemental attacks.  It can use Holy and Dispel.  Not
much of an arsenal.
--Strategy:  If you have those Reflect Rings on, the dragon is sitting duck.
It will absorb the Holy, but won't heal for much.  It will waste its turn
trying to use Dispel.  Thankfully, the Reflect Ring is automatic.  Pelt this
dragon with all of your hard-hitting spells like Thundaga or Ultima (if you
manage to learn it.)  If you find the dragon annoying with its attacks, use
Stop.  You shouldn't have any problems conquering this dragon.  Without the
Reflect Rings, the dragon will no doubt kill off a party member with Holy.
DROP: Holy Lance
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Back to climbing...

Climb 4 - Force Armor
Climb 5 (Top) - Soul of Thamasa

When you reach the top, open the chest to get a very useful Relic called the
Soul of Thamasa.  It allows double-casting.  When you exit, a bunch of people
will surround you.  Then a ghost figure will approach you.  Get ready to
throwdown...BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS:  Magic Master  HP: 50,000
--This boss uses a LOT of magic!  He can use Blizzara, Blizzaga, Firaga,
Thundara, Thundaga, Bio, Death, and Silence.  The boss can also Barrier
Change.  When it dies, it will chuck Ultima to get the last laugh.  It hurts
like a mutha.
--Strategy:  Now, if you learned Reraise, this is when you use it.  Also, do
you have them Reflect Rings on?  Good.  Spend a couple of turns trying to
cast Reraise (Reflect Ring can't bounce it).  After that, just let the Magic
Master kill itself.  You can help out by casting Holy or any other
hard-hitting spells (Ultima clocked at about 5,500-6,000+ with Mog and 8,000-
9,999 with the rest).  If you strike it, it will start using Barrier Change.
Please make sure you have Reraise up so you can win the battle.  There is
another alternative way of defeating him (supposingly):  get rid of ALL 50,000
MP.
DROP: Megalixir
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After defeating the Magic Master, climb down the Tower and time to go to
another area.
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 Strago's Ultimate Lore--[S9]
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Include a team with Strago and Relm to trigger the sidequest.
My team: Terra, Relm, Strago, Mog (do I really need an explanation?)
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[WORLD MAP]
Go to the island in the southeast corner of the map.  Thamasa is on that
island.
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TOWN: Thamasa
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When you enter, Relm will go off.  Then an event will unfold.  After the
event, the destination is decided: Ebot's Rock!
Now for the item data...
 +---------------+
 |  Armor Shop   |
 +---------------+-------+---------+
 |     Items     | Cost  | Effect  |
 +---------------+-------+---------+
 | Mystery Veil  | 5500  | Nothing |
 | Circlet       | 3500  | Nothing |
 | Black Cowl    | 7500  | Nothing |
 | Luminous Robe | 11000 | Nothing |
 | Diamond Vest  | 12000 | Nothing |
 +---------------+-------+---------+
 +----------------+
 |  Weapon Shop   |
 +----------------+-------+------------------------------------------------+
 |     Items      | Cost  |                    Effect                      |
 +----------------+-------+------------------------------------------------+
 | Da Vinci Brush | 7000  | Deals holy-elemental damage                    |
 | Gravity Rod    | 13000 | Deals earth-elemental damage; may cast Graviga |
 | Holy Rod       | 12000 | Deals holy-elemental damage; may cast Holy     |
 | Viper Darts    | 13000 | May instantly kill enemy                       |
 | Golden Spear   | 12000 | Nothing                                        |
 | Man-Eater      | 11000 | Effective against Humanoid enemies             |
 | Shuriken       | 30    | Use with "Throw"; inflicts damage              |
 | Fuma Shuriken  | 500   | Use with "Throw"; inflicts damage              |
 +----------------+-------+------------------------------------------------+
 +---------------+
 |  Relic Shop   |
 +---------------+------+----------------------------------------+
 |     Items     | Cost |               Effect                   |
 +---------------+------+----------------------------------------+
 | Barrier Ring  | 500  | Casts Shell when HP is low             |
 | Fairy Ring    | 1500 | Prevents Poison and Blind              |
 | Reflect Ring  | 6000 | Bestows Reflect automatically          |
 | Jeweled Ring  | 1000 | Prevents Stone                         |
 | Princess Ring | 3000 | Casts Shell and Protect when HP is low |
 | Protect Ring  | 5000 | Bestows Protect automatically          |
 | Peace Ring    | 3000 | Prevents Berserk and Confuse           |
 | Angel Ring    | 8000 | Bestows Regen automatically            |
 +---------------+------+----------------------------------------+
 +--------------+
 |  Item Shop   |
 +--------------+------+-----------------------------------------------+
 |     Item     | Cost |                   Effect                      |
 +--------------+------+-----------------------------------------------+
 | Hi-Potion    | 300  | Restores 250 HP                               |
 | Ether        | 1500 | Restores 50 MP                                |
 | Phoenix Down | 500  | Revives a party member                        |
 | Holy Water   | 300  | Cures Zombie                                  |
 | Remedy       | 1000 | Cures all status effects except Zombie and KO |
 | Smoke Bomb   | 300  | Escape from battle                            |
 | Sleeping Bag | 500  | Restores all HP and MP of one party member    |
 | Tent         | 1200 | Restores all HP and MP of party               |
 +--------------+------+-----------------------------------------------+
When you are ready, it's time to head out for Ebot's Rock.
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[WORLD MAP]
See that island north of Thamasa with a small-looking mountain?  That's Ebot's
Rock!  Go there.
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AREA: Ebot's Rock
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When you enter, go up and step on a warp stone.  In the next area, there will
be a talking chest.  It will demand coral.  So...you have to go through the
cave and get some amount of coral.  The lowest I got was 22 pieces of Coral.
While venturing through the cave, you may stumble across a save point.  Just
keep taking the warp stones until you get to the hungry chest.  Give it the
Coral and it will move.  Go up and you will come see a monster.
BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS:  Hidon      HP: 25,000
       Erebus x4  HP: 3,500
WEAK vs. Fire (Hidon, Erebus 1 & 2), Holy (Hidon, Erebus 1 & 2), Earth (Hidon,
Erebus 2 & 3), Ice, Lightning, Poison, Wind, Water (Erebus 2)
--Hidon can use Bio.  It sometimes counter with Poison.  The Erebus(1) at the
top can use Zombie Claw, which inflicts Zombie.  Erebus(2) (below 1) can use
Mega Claw, which inflicts damage.  Erebus(3) (below Hidon) can use Poison
Claw, which inflicts Poison.  Erebus(4) (sorta behind the Hidon) has an
Auto-Reflect and can absorb Holy.  It can also use Confuse Claw, which
inflicts Confuse.  When Hidon is alone, it will use Grand Delta, which does
some big damage.  It also can use Leech, which drains HP and restores its own
HP, and Venomist, which inflicts light damage and poison.  Over time, the
Erebus will respawn.
--Strategy:  Take some time to get rid of the Erebus.  You can use Banish to
take care of them.  A party member with the Zantetsuken can possibly slice
one.  Take heed of the Erebus in the back.  You can also clear them with
Ultima.  Once Hidon is alone, it will use Grand Delta.  This is the reason why
to fight Hidon: to learn this Lore.  To dispose of the Hidon, throw Holy and
Firaga at it.  If you are lazy, use Raise on it.  Just keep up the pace and
heal when necessary to win the battle.  If you win the fight when Grand Delta
was used, Strago will learn this powerful Lore.
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After the fight, Strago will go to Gungho and tell about his encounter.
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TOWN: Thamasa
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Watch the event unfold.  After that, time for another sidequest.  If you
missed out on Grand Delta, come back to Thamasa later and talk to Gungho.  He
will tell that the Hidon is out for some blood.
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 The 8 Legendary Dragons--[S10]
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I am going to assume you have high-powered spells and what-has-you.  I will
provide location and a short strategys.
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| Storm Dragon                          | Red Dragon                         |
| --Mt. Zozo                            | --Phoenix Cave                     |
+---------------------------------------+------------------------------------+
| Use Thundaga and heal when necessary  | Use ice-elemental attacks and heal |
|                                       | when neccessary.                   |
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| Ice Dragon                            | Earth Dragon                       |
| --Snowfield                           | --opera House                      |
+---------------------------------------+------------------------------------+
| use fire-elemental attacks            | Equip Gaia Gear to absorb Quake.   |
|                                       | Cast Float or equip Angel Wings if |
|                                       | Gaia Gear is not available         |
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| Gold Dragon                           | Skull Dragon                       |
| --Kefka Tower                         | --Kefka Tower                      |
+---------------------------------------+------------------------------------+
| Go all out.  Just try to avoid using  | Go all out on this one.  Note that |
| thunder-elemental attacks.            | healing does not work on it.       |
+---------------------------------------+------------------------------------+

Defeating the 8 dragons will net you the Crusader magicite, as well as
entrance to the Dragon's Den.
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 Deathgaze & Bahamut--[S11]
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Make a team of your picks.  Make sure your party members do not have a level
that is divisible by 5.  If so, compensate with an instant-death protection
Relic.
My team: Terra, Sabin, Gogo, Relm
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Just fly around until you come across it
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BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Deathgaze  HP: 55,555
WEAK vs. Fire, Holy
--This boss will start the fight off with Level 5 Death.  The boss have a
variety of attacks, like Aero, which inflicts Wind damage, Death, which can
kill off a party member, and Blizzaga.  If you are not fast or powerful enough
to defeat it, it will flee.
--Strategy:  In this fight, I decided to use Ultima so I can get a one-time
encounter kill.  In this team, I had Relm Dualcast Ultima.  I had Gogo Mimic
her.  As for a non-Ultima strategy:  hit Deathgaze with Firaga or Holy.  Use
powerful attacks like Phantom Rush to deal out pain quickly.  If you have
Gogo, have him/her/whatever Mimic Sabin.  If you have Dualcast, have Gogo go
for that.  If Deathgaze flees, all damage will carry over.
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Conquering the menacing bat-demon thingy will net you the Bahamut magicite.
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 Leviathan--[S12]
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Form a team!
My team: Relm, Terra, Sabin, Celes
It may be wise to get some Imp equipment.  Go to the Desert and use the
Ragnarok's Metamorphosis to change Cactuars into Imp equipment.  If you think
you may stand a chance against the Leviathan, then be my guest.
Try putting your party in the back rank if you are using Imp equipment.
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Go to South Figaro
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TOWN: South Figaro
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Talk to the man near the entrance to learn about an underwater shadow.  Now
get on the boat in either Nikeah or South Figaro.
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BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Leviathan  HP: 32,000
--The first move the Leviathan will most likely use is Tsunami.  If it is
attacked, it will counter with Entangle, which inflicts Slow, and El Nino, a
devastating water attack.  It can also use Aqua Breath at will.  Leviathan can
also use Tsunami two times in a row (flashback with Ogopogo from FFIV).  If it
is not attacked, it will start attacking physically.
--Strategy:  Once again, you may tend to use Ultima, since most likely you may
have the powerful magic.  If not, then I have a non-Ultima strategy:  Use
Thundara (or Thundaga if you manage to learn it) on the powerful serpent.  If
you have Imp equipment on, then you will always get healed (unless it misses,
like Terra).  Keep Thundara (or Thundaga) going and you can claim an easy
victory.  If you are using Sabin, then use Phantom Rush.  As for everyone
else, use their best attack.  I just thought about Gau for a while:  if you
are using him, use a Rage that can absorb water-damage.
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Conquering the big kahuna will net you the Leviathan magicite, one of the new
Espers in the game.
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 Gilgamesh--[S13]
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Form a team!
My team: Terra, Relm, Sabin, Celes
First off, you need 500,000 Gil.  Trust me on this one.  To get this amount of
money, defeat Cactuars in the desert near Maranda.
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Go to Jidoor
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TOWN: Jidoor
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Talk to the man near the Auction House to learn about a sword in the Auction
House.  Go to the Auction House and keep going until the Excalipoor is up for
grabs.  Bid on it to acquire it.
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Head to the Dragon's Neck Coliseum.  If you don't remember where it is, go N
of Kohlingen.
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**Note:  You may want to save for this one.  Lord knows you don't want to get
another 500,000 Gil.
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AREA: Dragon's Neck Coliseum
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Wager the Excalipoor.  Win the first match and Gilgamesh propose a challenge.
BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Gilgamesh  HP: 38,000
--Gilgamesh has a mean physical attack strength.  He can also use Aqua Breath,
Dischord, Revenge Blast, Stone, and Quaser.  When Gilgamesh takes a good chunk
of damage, he will use Protect, Shell, and Haste.  Then he will do a
continuous chain of attacks:

Jump -> Blade Dance -> Throw x2: Zantetsukeken/Ragnarok/
                                 Lightbringer/Mutsunokami

His Blade Dance attack will strike 4 times.  He can also throw weapons at you,
like the all-powerful Lightbringer (the nerve of him...) and Zantetsukeken.
This will no doubt kill in one hit if not high leveled.
--Strategy:  For once, I had to abuse Ultima.  All of the other spells did
squat.  Take some time to use Ultima and Vanish.  When Gilgamesh uses Protect,
Shell, and Haste, make sure everyone is under Vanish.  This way, you can be
safe from all of Gilgamesh's attacks.
**Thanks to Electrical Eagle on the message board to use Vanish to avoid his
attacks.  I never thought about it.
DROP: Genji Helm, Genji Armor
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Defeating this samurai dude will net you the Gilgamesh magicite.
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 Gigantaur & Cactuar--[S14]
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**Note:  It would be highly advisable to learn Reraise and Quick.  You may
want to consider that your party members have at least a cumulative HP of
10,000.  If not, then you are best off learning Reraise.  If you wish, you may
want to equip the Quetzalli esper magicite.
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My party: Terra, Locke, Relm, Shadow
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Go to Maranda
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TOWN: Maranda
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Talk to the man to the left of the entrance to learn about Cactuars.  Go to
the desert near Maranda and finish off 10 Cactuars.  After that task, go to
the SW corner of the desert and walk around until you come across the
Gigantaur.
BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Gigantaur  HP: 
--This jumbo-size cactuar is a tough cookie indeed.  It can use 1,000 Needles.
It does not use it once.  Here is a flow of the 1,000 Needles:

 1,000 Needles x2 -> 1,000 Needles x2 -> 1,000 Needles x4

To make it worse, when it dies it will use 1,000 Needles not two times, not
four times, but 10 times (do I smell 10,000 Needles?).  Don't bother trying to
attack it physically.  It boasts a mean evasion rate.  Everytime it gets hit,
it will counter with Knockdown, which does a good 8,000 damage without any
good defense.
--Strategy:  I solo trained Terra to level 65, thus allowing her to have
5,000+ HP.  Even at a high level, a strategy is still required.  You can have
one person use Quick and start casting Reraise.  If someone has the Soul of
Thamasa on, use Quick and Reraise, then Reraise twice.  Have someone go on
healing duty with Curaga.  As for some damage, you best off using Ultima, as
it pierces and usually always hit.  When you do a good enough damage (probably
about 26,000 to 28,000) use Quetzalli and hope that someone kills Gigantaur
and other one is in the air.  If you do not like the Quetzalli, then make sure
everyone is fully healed and has Reraise on.
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Conquering the giant Cactuar nets you the Cactuar magicite.
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Preparations for Kefka's Tower--[PKT]
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Before going through Kefka's Tower, let's do one final check:
--Did you beat 6 dragons?  If not, try to do so.
--Go to the Coliseum and win some goods.
  Here is what I think you should try to bet and get:
 +Fuma Shuriken -> Pinwheel
 +Falchion -> Flame Shield
 +Elixir -> Rename Card -> Miracle Shoes
 +Behemoth Suit -> Snow Scarf
 +Impartisan -> Cat-Ear Hood -> Merit Award
 +Megalixer/Miracle Shoes -> Tintinnabulum -> Growth Egg
 +Gold Hairpin -> Dragoon Horn
**These are only a few select that I think are useful.  If you wish to add
  more, do not hesitate to E-mail me.
--Try to learn alot of magic.  Some I would consider are Reraise, Esuna (you
  should have this already), Ultima, Arise, Curaga, Quick, and Hastega to name
  a few.
--Build some levels.  I stopped everyone except Gau and Umaro at level 65-66.
  I see this as overkill, so I say a decent level might be level 45-50.  If
  you need the EXP and the Dinosaur Forest is too hard, just fight outside
  the Forest and fight the enemies.  I did all the characters solo with Vanish
  on so I don't have to worry about healing.  As for stats, everyone had a
  Speed of at least 85 thanks to the Cactuar magicite (except for Terra).
--Do you have Celestriads?  This is a valuable Relic that reduces ALL magic
  consumption to 1 MP.  You can get them from the Brachiosaur as a drop.  To
  easily beat them, have a party with Relm and use Control.  After that, pelt
  it with Blizzaga.  When combined with the Soul of Thamasa, you will have
  a much easier time using high MP using spells.  Bye-bye 80 MP Ultima, hello
  1 MP Ultima!
--Did you uncurse the Cursed Shield?  You don't have to, but you will get an
  excellent shield that not only teaches Ultima, but gives great protection.
Well...I can't think of anything else.  Got anything to contribute, please do
not hesitate.
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PART 22:  The Final Battle:  Attack at Kefka's Tower--[W22]
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From Albrook, go N and "land" on the Tower-looking structure.  If from Tzen,
go S.
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When you "land", an event will take place.  Now you have to form three teams
to tackle this place.  Let me give a rundown of what bosses are expected for
each team.
Team 1: *Fiend, *Goddess
Team 2: Ultima Buster, Gold Dragon, *Guardian, *Demon, *Goddess
Team 3: Inferno/Kefu/Rahu, Skull Dragon, *Guardian, *Demon, *Fiend
*NOTE: This depends on the path when you get to a certain part.

Here is my team set-up:
Team 1: Terra, Cyan, Shadow, Gogo
Team 2: Celes, Mog, Setzer, Sabin
Team 3: Relm, Egdar, Locke, Strago
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AREA: Kefka's Tower
TREASURES: Hypno Crown, Fixed Dice, Minerva Bustier, Pinwheel x2,
           Force Shield, Ribbon, Force Armor, Nutkin Suit, Gauntlet, Red Cap,
           Hero's Ring, Megalixer, Rainbow Brush 
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Dragon #7/8 and 8/8 is located here!

When the dungeon starts, you will have control of Team 1.  As Team 1, go down
the conveyor belt and follow the path.  Before you go into the doorway, go up
and grab the chest with a Hypno Crown.  The next area is straight forward.  In
the next area, be sure to open the chest for the Fixed Dice.  Go down and you
will be outside.  Go down and go through the door.  Now you will be at a
dead-end.

-----Switch to Team 2

The beginning path is straightforward.  In the next area, go left and open the
chest for a Minerva Bustier.  Go down the stairs and go up through the door.
The room should have a chest with the Pinwheel in it.  Go out the room and go
down.  The next room will be the cells that Vector palace had.  To the left is
a beast in the cell.  Talk to it...BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Ultima Buster  HP: 55,000
--This boss absorbs Holy, so don't go attacking with Holy-elemental stuff.
This boss is just Ultima Weapon with a palette swap.  It can use Firaga,
Thundaga, and Blizzaga.  It can use Southern Cross, which is fire-elemental,
and Northern Cross, which can inflict Freeze on everyone.  When it gets weak,
it will use Tsunami/Quake/Meteor and Flare Star after each other.
--Strategy:  I could say keep using Ultima, but that won't be a liable
strategy.  Lemme come up with a decent strategy:  Use your strongest attacks.
In this case with my Team 2, I had Mog go Dragoon on the beast with the
Dragon Horn to boot.  I had Setzer attack and support with Hastega.  Sabin
on Blitz patrol with Phantom Rush, and Celes, as a mage, heal and attack with
Ultima or whatever I choose.  If only I knew that you could get a Crystal Orb
if you steal from it...I checked the Bestiary after defeating it >.>
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Defeating Ultima Buster will spawn a Save Point where it was.  Heal up and go
down through the door.  In the next area, head left and go up the stairs and
through a door.  In the next area, you will see 2 ladders going into a pipe:
one on the left, one on the right.  Go up the left ladder and go left into the
next area.  In the outside area, go down and open the chest with the Force
Shield.  Go down the conveyor belt and go into the door to the left.  Inside,
you should see Team 1.  Press the switch nearby and a platform will move.
Open the chest nearby for a Ribbon and go back outside.  Go down and left and
open a chest with the Force Armor.  Now go right and go through the door.
The next area is a straightforward hallway.  In the next room, there is
another one of those Legendary Dragons.  "Talk" to it to initiate combat with
it...BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Gold Dragon  HP: 32,400
WEAK vs. Water
--This dragon uses Thunder-elemental attacks. This boss uses Thunder,
Thundara, and Gigavolt.  Not much of an arsenal...
--Strategy:  This dragon should be easy to take out.  I need to come up with
SOME kind of strategy.  Sooo...use Flood, Phantom Rush, or whatever is your
strongest attacks.  I could say have Thunder Shields handy so you can absorb
all of its attacks.  I haven't seen not even one physical attack.
DROP: Crystal Orb
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After vanquishing the dragon, go through the door to the left and follow the
path.  Now you will be in an area that resembles the Vector palace.  Go up
and step on the switch.

-----Switch to Team 3

Go down the conveyor belt.  Go through the door to the left and follow the
path and you should come across 2 chests with he Nutkin Suit and Gauntlet.  Go
back to the outside area.  Open the nearby chest for a Red Cap.  Now follow
the path and you should come across a door.  Go through the door.  In the next
area, just go left through a door.  In the next area, go down and stairs and
open the chest for a Hero's Ring.  Go up and hop on the conveyor belt.  In the
next area, go left and there should be a Save Point.  Heal up and save, 'cuz
there is about to be a boss fight soon.  Go left and...BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Inferno (body)   HP: 30,800
      Kefu    (right)  HP: 11,000
      Rahu    (left)   HP: 8,000
WEAK vs. Lightning (Inferno), Ice (Rahu), Fire (Kehu)
--Inferno (the body) uses Thundara, Gigavolt, Atomic Ray, a fire-elemental
attack.  If the boss and its arms are still intact, the boss will use Delta
Attack, which inflicts Petrify.  When Kefu or Rahu is gone, the boss will use
Thundaga and Meteor.  When both are gone, it will use Magitek Barrier, which
gives it Reflect, Shell, and Protect.  Rahu (left on screen) uses Rapier.
Kefu (right on screen) uses Metal Cutter.  The boss counters with Sobat when
hit physically or magically.  One of the parts seem to have some kind of
Shockwave attack.
--Strategy:  What you want to do is use attacks that hit all.  Of course if
you do and one of the parts go down, then the boss will become vicious and
start chucking Thundaga.  So...a strategy:  In my team, Locke with the
Wing Edge can possibly kill an arm with one hit with its effect.  If you have
any Thunder Shields, they will really help.  I would say chuck Ultima, Grand
Train, and use Tools like Flash, Chainsaw, or Drill.  I had my Edgar with the
Ultima Weapon+Master's Scroll combo, so I had an easy time defeating this
monster.  So long story short:  use multi-targeting spells, like Ultima and
Flood, to defeat it.  Heal with Curaga and use Hastega and, if it proves too
much of a challenge, Reraise.
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After defeating it, go back to the Save Point and heal you need to.  Go down
the stairs and go through the doorway.  The next area is a straightforward
hallway.  In the next area, go down the stairs and open the chest to the right
for a Megalixer.  Go down the left path and go past the door.  Examine the
opened chest and a path will open.  Go up the conveyor belt and open the chest
with a Rainbow Brush in it.  Now go around and go through the door that was
skipped to go farther.  The next room is another straightforward hallway.  In
the next room should be the last of the 8 Legendary Dragons.  You might want
to consider equipping Ribbons.  "Talk" to it to initiate a...
BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Skull Dragon  HP: 32,800
WEAK vs. Holy, Fire
--This boss uses Will o' the Wisp at the start of the battle.  After that, it
will use Apparition, which inflicts Confuse, Doom, which inflicts a death
countdown, and Disaster, which in an equivalent of Bad Breath.
--Strategy:  This dragon can be tough if you don't know what you are doing.
Ribbons can really help in this fight.  It is weak against Holy and Fire, so
cast Holy and Firaga on it to do some major damage.  Despite its appearance,
restoration techniques don't harm the dragon.
DROP: Muscle Belt
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If you vanquished all 8 Dragons, a message will say that the Eightfold Seal is
broken.  You will also get the Crusader magicite.  A tablet will also say
something about meeting at the Dragon Horn.  This is a reference to the
Dragon's Den.  It accessable right now and you can go there, but I would
advice beating the game first to get some good weapons later on in the Tower.

Back to the dungeon...after defeating the dragon, go through the door to the
right.  Follow the path and you will be outside in the same area that Team 2
is in.  Go up the stairs and step on the switch.  The door should open.

-----Switch to Team 1

Now that the platform moved, go down and into the next area.  The next area
is straightforward.  The next area is yet another straightforward section
leading outside.  If you remember to examine the opened chest, the path will
be cleared.  If it is blocked, switch to Team 3 and examine the opened chest.
Go up the stairs and go left and open the chest containing a Pinwheel.  Now go
up through the door.  You will now be in the area where Team 2 and 3 are.  Go
up through the door and you will reach a room with a path to the left and a
path to the right.  Take either one and the path will close.
Left path:
Go down outside.
~~Switch to Team 2~~
Move Team 2 off the switch
~~Switch to Team 1~~
Move the weight and go back inside and step on the switch
~~Switch to Team 2~~
Go up the stairs that was revealed and take the last remaining
path and go outside.
~~Switch to Team 3~~
Move Team 3 off the switch, just like Team 2
~~Switch to Team 2~~
Move the weight and go back inside and step on the Switch
~~Switch to Team 3~~
Go up the stairs that was revealed and step on the final switch.  Now the path
will be revealed

Right path:  
Go down outside.
~~Switch to Team 3~~
Move Team 3 off the switch
~~Switch to Team 1~~
Move the weight and go back inside and step on the switch
~~Switch to Team 3~~
Go up the stairs that was revealed and take the last remaining
path and go outside.
~~Switch to Team 2~~
Move Team 2 off the switch, just like Team 2
~~Switch to Team 3~~
Move the weight and go back inside and step on the Switch
~~Switch to Team 2~~
Go up the stairs that was revealed and step on the final switch.  Now the path
will be revealed

Either way will yield the same result except for which party will fight which
bosses.  Well...whatever team is in the middle, go down outside and step on
the switch.  Switch to the other two teams and have them go outside and go
through a door.
I had...
Team 1 go left, Team 2 go right, Team 3 go middle...or Left path in this case.
Let's start with the middle team first.

-----Switch to Middle Team

Go up and go up the stairs.  In the next room, you should see a machine.
Approach it...BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Guardian  HP: 60,000
WEAK vs. Lightning, Water
--You might remember this machine during the World of Balance when you
tried to enter Vector.  This time, it is weakened.
The machine has different battle programs.

Normal-
It can use Missile, which inflicts damage and can cause Sap, Mounted Laser,
Magitek Laser, and Atomic Rays.

Ultros-
Tentacles, Entwine, which inflicts Slow on all, Ink, which inflicts Blind, and
Stone, which can inflict Confuse.

Dadaluma-
It can use Shockwave and throw weapons like Ashura and Mythril Knife.  It can
heal itself with Potion and Hi-Potion.  It can also use Magitek Barrier.

Air Force-
Diffractive Laser, Magitek Laser, Launcher, which targets all, and Wave Cannon

Ultima-
Meteor (Intangir), physical attacks, Flare Star

It also does the programs in a cycle:

Normal -> Ultros -> Normal -> Dadaluma -> Normal -> Air Force -> Normal ->
Ultima

--Strategy:  Since this thing is a machine, it is not rocket science to
figure out its weakness.  If you don't know, it is Lightning.  So...cast
Thundaga and Hastega.  As for healing, use Curaga.  It is lucky no one in the
party learned Meltdown.  I would equip everyone with a Flame Shield and keep
using Meltdown to deal damage and restore my HP.  No Ultima is necessary for
this boss.  If you happen to have Locke, Steal and you can score a Force
Armor.
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Defeating the boss will spawn a Save Point.  Now will be a good time to save.
Now you will have to face off with the Warring Triad statues.  The first one
I went after is Demon.  If you are still using the Middle team, go up the
stairs and follow the path.  You will eventually reach the statue...
BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Demon  HP: 58,000
WEAK vs. Poison
--This boss uses mainly fire-related attacks.  It can use Metal Cutter, Stop,
and Blaster, which can instantly kill.  When its HP get low, it will start
using Southern Cross, Aero, Flare Star, Meteor (Intangir), and Wave Cannon.
When attacked, It will usually counter with Firaga.
--Strategy:  I think them Flame Shields will be pretty useful in this fight.
Though my original plan of using the shields were to use them with Meltdown.
Seeing that I do not have it, I guess I have to resort to other methods.
It will be wise to pelt this boss with Blizzaga.  If you don't find Blizzaga
useful, then go on and use Ultima.  Be sure to cast Hastega and heal up with
Curaga.  If the boss is difficult, use Reraise to turn the tides.  Since I
have Edgar using the Ultima Weapon and Master's Scroll...well, you know.
DROP: Radiant Lance
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After defeating the statue, go through the door.  There, a Save Point awaits.
Heal up and Save.  Go down the hole and step on the switch.  Switch to another
team and fight another statue.  I will choose to go after Goddess since I have
the Radiant Lance and the team I am using has Mog in it.

-----Switch to Right team

Go up through a door.  In the next room, you should see a statue.  Approach
it.  BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Goddess  HP: 44,000
--This boss uses thunder-elemental attacks.  The fight will be a side attack
party formation.  This boss uses Thundara, Thundaga, Lullaby, and Flash Rain.
As  Goddess weakens, Goddess will start using Quasar and chuck Thundaga
frequently.  It also has some interesting attacks.  One of them is called
Overture.  What is does?  Whoever was struck by it will take the physical
attacks for Goddess, even if the inflicted tries to attack Goddess.  Another
one is Entice.  Don't get it confused and think it is a Confuse-inflicting
attack.  What it does is that the inflicted person will be in a somewhat
"Berserk" status.  What the inflicted person will do is keep attacking the
party.  The only ways to remedy the problems cause by Overture and Entice is
to finish off the one struck by it.  If you have a Dragoon set-up person (in
this case, what I did to Mog), Overture-inflicted party member won't block the
Jump.  It will use Cloudy Heaven when it nears defeat. It puts a Doom
countdown on both sides.
--Strategy:  What you want to do is defeat this boss as quickly as possible.
When Thundaga starts coming in, it will cause major problems as well as
Quasar.  Try to avoid using Holy or Thunder-related attacks and weapons, as it
tends to absorb them.  Try to have Reraise setup on everyone and use Hastega
to get your turns quickly.  Use magic like Ultima or whatever hits hard to
finish this boss off.  Keep HP high with Curaga.
DROP: Excalibur
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Another vanquished statue yields another Save Point.  Heal up, save, and go
through the door and step on the switch.  Now switch to your final team to
take out the last statue.

-----Switch to Left team

same as Right team.  Go up and go into the next room.  There should be a
statue.  Approach it...BOSS ENCOUNTER!
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BOSS: Fiend  HP: 63,000
WEAK vs. Holy
--This boss uses ice-elemental attacks.  THis boss uses Blizzaga, Absolute
Zero, and Northern Cross, which can freeze the party.  When it weakens, Fiend
will flash.  Then a message will say,"Fiend's aura is trembling violently!"
Then it will use Force Field, which will give it an immunity to some element
and sets up Reflect.  Fiend will gain two attacks.  The first is Targeting.
It may not look much, but it is the starting move for Fiendish Rage, which
does a lot of damage.  When attacked physically, it will counter physically.
--Strategy:  This boss may be somewhat difficult.  Try not to use any
Ice-elemental attacks or weapons.  If someone becomes frozen from Northern
Cross, use Fire to defrost the party member.  When it uses Targeting, you can
use Vanish on the targeted person and Fiendish Rage will miss.  Vanish will
wear off when Fiend uses Force Field or uses Targeting on the Vanished person.
At the beginning, hit it hard with Holy, or Ultima if Holy is not strong.
In this fight with Team 1, I had Terra use Holy, Shadow chuck Fuma Shuriken,
Cyan use Bushido 7: Tempest, and Gogo Mimic Cyan.  Be sure to cast Hastega to
finish this boss quickly.
DROP: Mutsunokami
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After defeating all of the Warring Triad statues, a conversation will take
place.  Rest, save, and make any changes to the party, such as equipment and
stuff.  When ready, go forward and press the final switch.  Then a lengthy
event will take place.  After the event, you will be prompted to choose the
party lineup when fighting Kefka.

Consider your lineup.  You can use your best characters first.  But be careful
who you send out.  When a party member is Petrify, Zombie, or KO when you
finish a tier, the next person in line will take the place of that one party
member.

EXAMPLE:
First four are Edgar, Sabin, Celes, and Mog.  The 5th person is Terra.  Sabin
is KO'ed when all the parts are destroyed.  At the next tier, Terra will
replace Sabin.

You might want to have Locke first if you want another Ultima Weapon and the
Ragnarok.

My lineup:
1 - Terra           7  - Shadow
2 - Locke           8  - Sabin
3 - Relm            9  - Celes
4 - Mog             10 - Strago
5 - Edgar           11 - Setzer
6 - Cyan            12 - Gogo
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BOSS: Tower & Kefka
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 +-------------------------+ --Visage can use Reverse Polarity, which puts all
 |         Tier 1          | back rows in front and vice versa, Sapping
 | Visage (head)           | Strike, which inflicts Sap, Haste, Protect, Dread
 | Long Arm (under Visage) | Gaze, which inflicts Stone.  When finished off
 | Short Arm (fist)        | last, it will cast Quake.  Long Arm can use
 +-------------------------+ Shockwave and physical attacks.  It uses
 | HP                      | Shockwave when finished off.  Short Arm can use
 |-----------+-------------| Razor Gale and physical attacks.
 | Visage    | 30,000      | --Strategy:  Take out Visage first, since it has
 | Long Arm  | 33,000      | more attacks than the other two part and uses
 | Short Arm | 27,000      | Quake when finished off.  The other two parts are
 +-----------+-------------+ pretty simple to defeat.  You can just keep using
 | WEAK vs.                | Ultima to finish off all of the parts quickly.
 | ----------------------- | As for a non-Ultima strategy, hit Visage with
 | Water (Short Arm)       | Firaga and the other parts with any hard hitting
 | Fire (Visage)           | attack and magic.  When Stealing, they all yield
 | Wind (Long Arm)         | Elixir.
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 +------------------------+ --Tiger can use Southern Cross, Northern Cross,
 |        Tier 2          | Flare Star, and Zombie Fang, which inflicts Zombie.
 | Tiger (tiger head)     | Magic uses nothing but magic.  It can use Thundaga,
 | Power (blue human)     | Holy, Imp, Reflect, Silence, Reraise, Flare, Rasp,
 | Machine (behind Power) | Blizzara, Firaga, Stop and Dispel.  When it is
 | Magic (in the back)    | finished off, it will use 2 spells, usually Dispel.
 +------------------------+ Power uses nothing but physical attacks.  It uses
 | HP                     | 10-Hit Combo when finished off, which is 10
 |-----------+------------| physical attacks in one assault.  Machine uses
 | Tiger     | 30,000     | Magitek Laser, Missile, which inflicts Sap,
 | Power     | 28,000     | Diffractive Laser, Atomic Rays, Gravity Bomb, which
 | Machine   | 24,000     | cuts HP by half, Delta Attack, which inflicts Stone,
 | Magic     | 41,000     | and Absolute Zero.  Magic usually starts the fight
 +-----------+------------+ off with Imp.
 | WEAK vs.               | --Strategy:  First off, take care of Magic.  It
 | ---------------------- | will cause more trouble if it is left unchecked.
 | Ice (Tiger)            | After Magic, take care of Tiger or Machine.  Then
 | Poison (Power)         | Power will be easy.  You might want to consider
 | Lightning (Machine)    | casting Reraise on everyone as well as Hastega.  As
 | Earth (Magic)          | for attacking, use Ultima or hit them hard with
 +------------------------+ their weaknesses, in this case...Thundaga on
                            Machine and Blizzaga on Tiger.  Use your best
                            attacks as well.  If Stealing, they yield Elixirs.
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 +----------------------+ --Lady uses mainly recovery magic.  When it is left
 |       Tier 3         | alone, it will cast Arise on Rest.  It also has White
 | Lady (the head)      | Wind, and if left unchecked, it will always restore
 | Rest (resting blue)  | 9,999 HP.  Lady also has an attack called Repose.  It
 +----------------------+ causes Sleep.  Rest is the offense type.  It can use
 | HP                   | Tornado, which is extremely dangerous, Trine, which,
 |-----------+----------| inflicts Blind and Silence, Meltdown, and Doom. When
 | Lady      | 9,999    | it is weak, it will start chucking Meteor (Intangir).
 | Rest      | 40,000   | When finished off, it will use Repose.  Do not
 +-----------+----------+ confuse it with Lady's Repose.  This one kills
 | WEAK vs.             | instantly, and it may use it twice when hit twice
 | -------------------- | when it dies (like Dualcasting Ultima).
 | None                 | --Strategy:  Defeat Lady first.  It does all the
 +----------------------+ healing and can revive Rest, which is trouble.  Be
                          sure you do not use elemental stuff on Lady, as it
                          absorbs all elements.  So...hit Lady with Flare or
                          Ultima.  As for Rest, make sure Reraise is up on
                          everyone before it is dead.  Lord knows you don't
                          want Rest to have the last laugh.  If you have
                          Locke in this fight, use Steal on Lady to net the
                          Ragnarok and Steal on Rest to score the Ultima
                          Weapon.
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FINAL BOSS: Kefka  HP: ~60,000
--Kefka has an attack called Heartless Angel, which reduces the party's HP to
1.  When a message says "The end draws near...", Kefka is preparing a somewhat
powerful attack called Forsaken.  He can also use Trine, which inflicts Blind
and Silence, Havoc Wing, which really hurts, Hyperdrive, which hurts and can
cause Sap, and Vengance, which dispels status effects.  He can use Meteor,
Blizzaga, and Firaga as well.  I think I remembering seeing an Icarus Wing
attack.  When he nears defeat, he might cast Ultima.
--Strategy:  Trine will be a hassle if precautions are not taken (shoulda
had a Ribbon on...)  Kefka usually starts the fight off with Heartless Angel,
so be ready to cast Curaga.  Havoc Wing is a pretty powerful attack, too.
Nailed a good 4,000 on a front row party member (Mog tanked it and took 400).
Hit Kefka with hard-hitting spells.  Flare and Ultima should do.  I really did
not have to use Ultima.  Relm can hit a good 9,000 with Thundaga.  Anywho...
hit hard and constantly heal with Curaga to win.  Make use with Reraise,
Quick, and Hastega to finish off this "godly" boss.  If you want a Megalixir,
Steal from him.
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After defeating Kefka, watch the ending and credit roll.  After the credits,
you will be prompt to save a clear game data.  Saving one will allow you to
go through the Dragon's Den, if you manage to kill all 8 of the Legendary
Dragons.  You can also go through Kefka's Tower and fight him again to get
more Ultima Weapons and Ragnaroks.

Now would be a good time to go through the Dragon's Den.  Don't expect a
walkthrough on this FAQ.  There is already one, actually two, up.  Go check
them out.
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II. Acknowledments
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Well, there has to be something...

-CJayC - if you, the reader, is on GameFAQS, how would you be here right now?
         Hmm...? o_O

-Other game websites - for e-mailing me and asking to host my FAQ and updating
                       it every now and then

-J. Humphries - confirming that a back rank party member takes less from
                Ultros's tentacle attack.

-J. Weber - for giving me information about the items in the Figaro Cave and
            Narshe.

-T. Oliver - for the suggestion about Terra, Cyan, Sabin team.

-Electrical Eagle - telling me that using Vanish can help against Gilgamesh.

-M. Milo - stating that putting Edgar to the front of the party = discount.
           Forgot to state...

-yyc - I'm gonna leave the @
for privacy reasons. Anywhoo...thanks for pointing out -You - for reading this guide. As for Copyright (that is if it still works) Copyright 2007 Steven Patton