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.hack// G.U.
Vol. 1// Rebirth



"Do you know Tri-Edge?"




Yet to return, the shadowed one.
Who quests for the Twilight Dragon
Rumbles the Dark Hearth,
And Helba, Queen of the Dark,
has finally raised her army.
Apeiron, King of Light beckons.
At the base of the rainbow they meet
Against the abominable Wave,
together they fight.
Alba's lake boils.
Light's great tree doth fall.
Power- now all to droplets turned
in the temple of Arche Koeln.
Returns to nothing,this world of shadowless ones.
Never to return, the shadowless one,
Who quests for the Twilight Dragon.
			
			"Epitaph of Twilight", Emma Wielant.






---In-Depth step-by-step walk through / FAQ 


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-----Table of Contents----

I) Intro. to guide

II) G.U. series
	
((Area words marked with (Q) are quest shop related areas))

	A) Vol. 1- Rebirth
	--Rebirth of the Story--
	1)Courageous,Engaging,Daydream
	2)Peaceful,Leading ,Freedom
	3) Chasing, Cupid's, Phantom (Q)
	4)Submissive,Tragedy's,1000 Oaks
	5)Great,  Cursed,  InLaws 
	6)Blurry,Obsessive,Slacker
	7)Gallant,Season's,Drunkard
	--In the Pursuit of Power--
	8)Hidden,Forbidden ,Holy Ground
	9)Lazy,Advice's ,Exile
	10)Sneering,Failing,Empire
	11)Pulsating,Ullimited,Metal doll (Q)
	--Awakening--
	12)Tourtament: Round One
	13)Delicious,Past's,Weed Eater
	14)Setting,Eterinty's,Night Moon
	15)Tourtament: Round Two
	16)Hidden,Forbidden,Bulwark
	17)Tourtament: Semi-Finals
	18)Hidden,Forbidden,Bulwark
	--The Change--
	19) Tourtament: Finials
	20) Tourtament: Title Match
	--The Other Side of 'The World'--
	21)Dancing,Mourning,Masquerade (Q)
	22)Counting, Red Plum's, Berserker (q)
	23)Hidden,Forbidden,Bulwark
	
	--End of Vol. 1 / Post Game--
	- a)Normal Quests -
	- b)HIDDEN QUEST -
	- c)Doppleganger -
	- d)Books of 1000 -
	
	--End of the game Statistics--
	- a)Desktop
	- b)Books of 1000 stats
	- c)Party members
	
	-- Frequently Asked Questions --
	- 1)Questions for All 3 Games
	- 2)Questions for Vol 1
	- 3)Questions for Vol 2
	- 4)Questions for vol 3

III) Credits



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	Ok, Now a few words from yours truly. As you might have guessed from 
the title, this is a step by step walk through guide to the PS2 game: 
.Hack//G.U.- Rebirth

If you’ve never played the games ( ‘Original series’, or the G.U. series) Then
I’d say you’re in for a real treat. If you don’t have all four (Original) games
or the three new games of the G.U. series at this point; then I suggest you
start looking.

 The games(at least the old ones) are becoming something of a rarity in some 
respects and for a gamer with his/her recourses limited to the local GameStop 
store, you might want to keep your eyes open. 
However if you have the ability to use E-Bay then I suggest locating them 
there as I’m sure they’d be more readily available. It took me over a year to 
track down all four volumes using local stores, and that was in the summer of
 05’; I can only imagine how hard they are to get now.

	 Recently in Nov. of 06 .Hack// GU- Rebirth was released and from what
I understand it sorta flopped, which is really sad considering it got rated 
8-9 out of 10 from most gaming websites and by most fans. So I can't imagine
how hard it would be to get ahold of but at least try if you like the series 
because, especially the new games, are really really fricking sweet. 
I myself bought  the special edition of Rebirth the second day it came out.
(It includes  the Terminal Disk). The Second Volume of the GU Series,Reminisce,
is due to come out May 8,07 and the third game Redemption will be released
September 10,07. But moving right along.

In order for you to better enjoy the games I’m going to give you a short 
run down on some  background information that you may find helpful if you find
yourself enthralled with  this series like so many of us fans.
The series known as Project .Hack// is a large series including TV series,
video games, and novels/ manga. “Project .Hack//" has an extraordinary story
line that in my opinion rivals that of the Finial Fantasy franchise. (Not to
say anything bad about Final Fantasy: I am a big fan of it myself) Really the
Sad difference is that if it doesn't have the name Finial Fantasy stamped on
the cover most RPGers wont touch it.
 
	The project includes 3 Anime TV series, two sets of video games (for a
total of 7 games all together), and many novels, manga, and other media.

Going in chronological order (in terms of the story line) we have 

--Old media

.Hack//SIGN (TV series)

.Hack//Infection,Mutationm Outbreak,Quarantine (four ‘classic games’)

.Hack//Legend of the Twilight (TV)

--Then the newest additions to the series are: 

.Hack//ROOTS (TV) 

.Hack// G.U. Vol: 1 (Rebirth),2 (Reminisce), and 3 (Redemption) 
are the new video games dating(2006-2007).

 Also note that there are bonus disks that come with each of the four original 
games and one bonus disk (The Terminal Disk) that comes with the special 
edition of .Hack//G.U.- Vol. 1-Rebirth. I also understand that a bouns
will come  with the normal copy of Vol. 2-Reminisce ;it is the 
first episode of .Hack//ROOTS if I'm not mistaken.

This is just a short run down of the .hack//  media that is available, there 
are also novels and manga out there but I myself don't have much resources to
get my hands on that type of thing; so I have to stick to what I know. However
if you’re interested in .Hack//  either now or by the time you finish this 
guide then I strongly suggest to you,  that you visit: www.dothackers.net 
You can find more information on the games and anything concerning the
 series there. 

Now I’m sure you’re sick and tired of me babbling on so if 
that's the case then we can get on to business. 

	This Guide with take you step by step through leveling up, boss fights,
story events, back ground information. Be forewarned now, this guide contains
huge spoilers BUT, Major events in the guide that contain spoilers will be 
marked and I will let you know ahead of time when such an event is coming up.
In this way I will be able to have you play ahead to a spot I will tell you
about before hand; an example of this might be something like: “Play on and
watch the scenes, come back to read more when its done.” This keeps the guide
from spoiling the story line. Yet allows me to walk you through it.

Also note that the .Hack//  games feature a convert game data system.

Q: What is it and why should I care?
A: when you beat of these games you will recive a Data Flag, or 
Cleared data. What this does is that you can pop in the next game ,and you can
load up your saved data from the game before. That means it's possible to 
continue the story line with a well prepared character in the next volume. You
keep all your exp, items, money, equipment,party members...
everything. Or if you bought the games out of order:
 you can start a new game even on game 2 or 3, ect. And apperentally there
is enough new game play and story that it feels like a new game rather then
the same old game play with the continued story line.

Important note: I should forwarned anyone Converting data should know that with 
the data from The four old games, the terminal disk, and the 3 new games, you
 almost need a completly seperate ps2 memory card just for.hack//.

Well, with that out of the way. Lets get going.


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-------------------------------- II) G.U. series  ---------------------------
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			.Hack// G.U.



--------------------A) Vol. 1- Rebirth --------------------------

--- Game info.
Game length: Moderate 
Average Game time: 30 hours (25-40 hours)
Difficulty: Easy-Medium 

----Over View---
--Gameplay: 8/10- Nothing's perfect but still ALOT of fun.
--Music: 10/10- It fits perfectly, and I mean Perfectly.
--Graphics: 9/10 - granted it can't compare to some 
Final Fantasy CG movies, but it's the next best thing.
--Voice Acting: 9.5/10 - only on rare occasions did I 
think it might have been better,and even then not by much.
--Replay Value: 8/10- There's more replay value once you beat 
the second game, but even so, there is still a good amount to do.
--Story Line: 10/10- By itself it can't be compared to the rest of 
the .hack series as a whole, but still as a seperate game, it has
to be the best so far.

Overall rating: 9/10 - Best of all the .Hack games to date. Other two games at
this time are yet to be released. Still: Great game play, amazing music, great
graphics,and a story worthy to be called .Hack// .





 --- Getting started-
Alright. First things first. Those of us who went and bought the Special 
Edition. As you can see your wonderfull package came with two extra things:
 A Haseo toy (booo) and a bonus disk titled- Terminal Disk (YAY!!). The later
 of the two is a disk that has extra information about the story events games
 and the previous .Hack game series as well as info that concerns the story 
events of the GU series.
Anyway this disk is like the most amazing thing ever. If you've never played 
the old games this is the perfect thing to bring you up to date on important 
events. The disk contians 11 reports that makes up a journal made by one of 
the head engineers at CC corp. He wrote the journal for his little sister as
 something of a confession of what he did while at CC corp.  For those 
wondering, His sister is a character that you meet in the game, and she also
 works for CC Corp.  You can unlock the reports by converting the saved data 
flag from the previous  games and a cleared data from the three new games.

---For those who don't have the Terminal disk I highly suggest looking at the 
in-depth guide at (www.gamefaqs.com) written by CRtwety. He did an AMAZING job
 writing his guide for the Terminal Disk. And I HIGHLY suggest reading it if 
you don't have the Terminal  disk open to you. But be warned now. Some of the
later Reports ,the reports that are after report 4, contian HUGE spoilers. So
if you read that guide, JUST look at the first 4 reports that concern the 
events from the original games.




Well anyway starting into the game:
What you need to realize is that .Hack is a story about an online game, if
it's confussing now you'll soon get the hang of the concept.
As you put in the disk take time to watch the opening movie play and don't
skip it. It's sweet.
As the main menu comes up notice that you have the Convert option at the 
bottom. There's a reason for this. If you've played the above mentioned games
 can take you're cleared data from those games and get bonus material while 
playing this game. So if you have said game data from the previous .hack games
 you can use that convert option now if you wish.
-Also, if you play and beat the 2nd game in this series; you
 can take your game data and covert back to the first game. By doing this
the game puts you at level 35 instead of starting a level 1. And you get
some better equipment, and some extra cash and items,


After that lets get started:

Go Ahead, start a new game and watch the opening movie.




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---------------------Rebirth of the Story-------------------
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Movie- Opening
Short Version/Main points: This shows when our main hero of the 
game, Haseo,as he makes his Charatcer and steps into "The World" 
for the first time.
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Look, if this is your first time playing you may know about Haseo's kinda
gay looking outfit. Well I'll admit that at times it really does look prety
lame. BUT, don't worry, 1/3 into the game Haseo gets a Job Extension which 
changes his appearence and then he looks amazing. So please bear with the game
till you see the CG movies comming up later and his Job 
Extention. And besides after you play the game a bit more you'll start to not
notice so much and eventually it won't bother you so bad.


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-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
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As you log in for the first time you will apear in Mac Anu, the main town for 
the game. And are met by two....very helpful players.
This in the first tutorial for the game: They do a really good job explaining
everything and Honestly I don't think I'll need to say much, but I'll comment
here and there. 

After you form a party, go and save your game before you head out.

Note)The blue number is the people at the location you're about to warp to. 
The pink people are the number of people you've already met out of the
blue number.


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-------1)Courageous,Engaging,Daydream-------
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Area Type: Field
Area Level: 1
Party:Haseo,Asta,IYOTEN 
My Level:1

-Just make sure to do as your 'friends' ask you and you'll be fine. It's all
prety easy.

--Comabt--

As the long time .hack fans will notice Combat is ALOT differnt is someways and
yet it still retians it's .Hackish feeling. Read on for detials.

-Combos-Rapidly pressing X will result in Haseo preforming a basic combo 
attack. At the end of the combo Haseo will preform a finishing attack. 
Depending on what kind of weapon you are 
using (Speed or Hold and Release) will determine what you have to do to 
preform the finishing attack for the combo. 'Speed' requires you to rapidly 
press X. 'Hold and Release' requires you to charge the attack and then release
it to exacute.

-Charged attacks- Hold X to charge an attack. It takes a few seconds but this
attack will send an enemy flying, which is critical for certian battles. 
Charged attacks also break enemy's guard.

-Block-Those who played the old games will be happy to know that the new games
feature a new and amazing thing: A block button =P. Yes that's right. The 
block button (circle) will defend you against all attacks (including magic).
BUT it won't block charged attacks or status ailments .But you wont face any
enemies like that for awhile but in the Arena. So no worries for now.

-Rengeki- This bascily lets you do more powerfull attacks, kinda like a
 critical hit. If you rapidly inflict damage to an enemy blue and purple 
circles will form around the enemy. If you trigger an arts in that time you 
will increase  the damage dealt from the attack. It also increases the Exp 
you'll get at the end of the battle, plus it increases the exp for your Arts 
level which allows you to gain new arts.

-Arts and Skills- Arts are (for Haseo) the offensive physical skills. As you
go through the game ,gaining more Rengeki exp, you will level up your 
weapon's level, or in other words how proficient you are at using twin swords.
As you level  up your weapon's abilities, you will gain up to 4 arts in
vol. 1-Rebirth. 

-After Battles: A menue will appear and this shows you how much exp you gain
and what rewards you recive to defeating an enemy party. Players of the older
games will again be happy to see that you gain ALOT more exp per battle. In 
three battles you can gain a level. Alot better then the old: 10 battles 
per level.

-Menue- If you open the menue by pressing triangle, you will notice that 
everything you need to worry about can be dealt with in one menu. 
-Replacing the old complex chat system from the older games is a brand new 
stradgey menu. It allows you to set you characters to differnt stances that 
will alow you're charatcers to fight in different ways. For now it's a good
idea just to leave things as is. Also if you go under "skill" in the menue, 
you can not only chose skills that Haseo uses but also desingnate skills 
you're party members can use. You can use the menue in battle. Use it to 
activate healing,attack magic,and other skills. This right here simplifies 
all the complexe chat systems from the old game, and you'll find it much 
more simple.

-Also a change worth note-ing is that you only have one peice of armor, one
weapon as normal, and an accessory. These three peices of equipment have 
customization slots.  The slots alow you to add atributes to the equipment
 like added fire damage for weapons, or -10% physical damage for armor, 
or -5% Sp use for arts for accessories. Different stuff like 
that you can mess around with later so don't worry about it just yet.

-Map- You can view the full map by pressing the SELECT button. Press X once 
to view the map objectives. Press Select again to make the map disapear 
completey. You must press Select again to make it re apear in the upper right
 hand corner. Basicly it cycles through three positions: Mini map, Full map, 
No mini map (repeats). Also note. There are compass markings on the outer 
edges of the map- North, south, east ,and west.


 Explore the menue; you'll find explanitions for everything at the bottom.
 But it's not totally nesscarry.


Continue on with the mission.

When you get all three symbol fragments you'll be able to go to the 
final destination. (no pun intended).
Also don't bother about trying to reach level 2. I've tried like 5 times and
 have never been  able to do it. Besides it'd be pointless anyways.......never
 mind just finsh up.

Ok As you approch the beast statue you'll trigger a huge string of CG movies
 that will take awhile. So watch all of those and then come back and I'll give
 you some intresting details you might have over looked.

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Movie- Start with a PK
Short Version/Main points: Make note of the dude who saved Haseo. I find it 
interesting that his shots from his gun- 1) kills in one hit, and 2) made the
pker's character data flicker on the screen. Also,check out his arm.
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Movie- Terror of Death
Short Version/Main points: Haseo first off looks alot differnt from his 
first form, thats because due to the events in .hack//ROOTS(an anime TV series)
,Haseo was able to gain huge amounts of strength: he also is in his Third 
form (due to job extentions). And so you'll notice he kicks @$$. He's also 
looking for Tri-Edge ,and Tri-Edge just happens to look ALOT like a character
we all know and love, but more on that later. Also veterans of the old games
will remember that there was something else in the series called the 
Terror of Death..........?
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Movie- Atoli
Short Version/Main points: Atoli's voice is like nails on a chalk board...
Arrggghh. Anyway, what you need to realise is that Atoli looks alot like Shino
...who was someone very special to Haseo. So...yeah, give the guy a break for
being a reall @$$ hole at times. Anywho, Atoli may seem like she'd be a side 
character, but she isn't. She ends up playing a big role. Also, Sakaki.....
something about him that's a little........
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Movie- Reunion
Short Version/Main points: Ok, Ovan is sweet and all but......well lets just 
say he...is...well.....he knows more then he's letting on. What you need to 
know about him is that everytime his glasses glare that red-orange color or 
his face gets all dark, he's lieing about something  or planning something
shaddy.
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Movie- Tri-edge
Short Version/Main points: That's right long time .Hack fans,
Hidden Forbidden Holy Ground 
is still around and it's as important as ever. And for those long time fans,
yes that's right.....Tri-Edge looks alot like a character we all know and 
love. But don't worry, the real him (in the real world) is in college in 'real
life' so it cant really be him....maybe just his character data with a mind 
of it's own now? 

Haseo got his @$$ kicked big time. And look very very closly as the 
movie ends. You see Haseo's line of sight for about a second or two. Look 
closly at what he sees. You might recognize the out line of the person.
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Ok so Obviously alot just happened.
For now just check the e-mail and read.

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-E-mail-  Ovan  : choices
Short version: Ovan presents you with a choice. Conintue and find the truth.
Or run away with your tail between your legs. Well Haseo, being the bad @$$
he is decides he's not giving up, and no matter what it takes he's going to 
help Shino.
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Ok Now it's time to put the main story on hold for a few minutes and do some
reading. Flip over to the "News Capture".

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-News-
The first and most important thing is Online Jack. The Red section thing you
can select. Online Jack is like the bonus disks that came with older games only
these are built into the game and come in segments that become available  to 
watch through out the game. I know the first one isn't that great, but the 
others have some seriously intresting things going on that you really need to
watch and pay attention to.

Other then that, I'd read a bit here and there; It really gives you a great 
feel for what their 'real world' is like. It's prety cool.Try watching the 
small clips of news that they have, it's actually prety neat the way it's done.
So read some articles and watch some stuff. If nothing else view it quickly 
then back out of the artical so it doesn't say that it's new.
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Forum- 
The forum (like the Board from the old games) is where you can view peoples
posts from the story line. It's prety cool and they explain alot of stuff 
there. Read what you want. Unlike the old games this board features a mass 
read button. If you go into a forum and select a topic you can press the 
triangle button and it will display all the repleys at once, aka it saves 
time so you don't have to open every singel message by itself.

Read what you like. View everything (even if just in mass) so that nothing's 
left marked "New".You'll gain a bunch of Key words, so that's useful.

-Under the Rumors Forum make sure to read the "Forest of Pain" Topic. Yes it's 
some what important.

-Also the "Apkallu" is a forum where players post art work. You can set these
peices of art as back grounds for your desktop if you want to. Just View the 
topics and press X while viewing the art to load it onto your 
Accessories tools.
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-When you're done feel free to Save and Log-in.


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--Official Site

If I were you I'd view the Offical Site and get some background info. on the 
game's theme.But really the only important thing might be enemies and the Jobs
(aka. Classes).
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--Official Forum

I highly suggest reading some of the stuff here. It's prety helpfull and if
nothing else view topics en-mass to gain keywords.
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Log-in to the game.
Watch first then read ahead in guide.




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-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
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Yep that's right, You're back a level one. Sorry but you don't get to play as
the level 133 Terror of Death. Well anyway, follow the instructions and see
you in a bit. Go with the flow for now. Really there's not alot I can say
at the moment. I'll comment here and there but really it's all prety straight
forward.

---Blue circles on the map mark objectives.

-So anyway you'll run into two guys who end up helping you out and end up 
becoming your buddies. The guy in the green,Silabus is prety cool ,and a great
swordsman. The short pink dude ,Gaspard, on the other hand is well not all 
that great....->prety useless.

---Use green warp points to get around the city faster. It saves huge amounts
of time.

-You don't have any cash yet so no point in shoping.
You might as well save and head for the area, nothing better to do. 

---The key words with check marks next to them are story based areas with 
events that progress the story. If you're confused check the Memoir option
in your Menue for hints.

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-------2)Peaceful,Leading ,Freedom-------
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Area Type- Jungel cave
Area Level-3
Party: Haseo,Silabus, Gaspard
My level:1

-And yeah, being called a noob kinda sucks, but they'll cut it out eventually. 
Fight through the dungeon. It shouldn't be all that hard. Kill everything 
so you can to level up as much as possible and make sure to use Rengekki 
to get bonus exp.


---If you search along the edges of the dungeon you may find a steam switch
you can kick. This allows you to collect Chim spheres. Basicly Chim spheres
can power steam techknology. There are doors you will neeed to be opened
with chim spheres. So take some time and get a bunch.

-Treasure chests- That's right long time .Hack// fans. Trapped treasure 
chests are back! But new and improved, These new chests shake instead of
being blue and instead of using an item  to disarm traps, this game requires
you to enter a button sequence before time runs out, and if it does run out
you suffer a gun blast to the face. Also Look for Kickable/Breakable objects.

-Awankening- this is basicly like a limit break attack. Awakening makes you 
faster and stronger it's actually really good once you get the hang of it.
If you use skills in awankening they are like uber powerful. So thats a good 
thing. You can use the Awakening by filling the Moral guage. To fill the guage
preform rengeki attacks and arts. When the guage is full press the Square  
button. There are two type of awankenings for the first game. And you 
chose which one you want from the Menue.

-Magic using party members- For the veterans of the .Hack series. You'll
be happy to know that unlike the magic users of the old games who would
stand around and wait to get killed; Clerics and Warlocks in this game
will atuo. block if an enemy comes near. They may attempt one or two 
weak attacks then they will beat a hasty retreat to another part of the 
battle area where they will continue to attack from a range. 

Anyway eventually you'll make it to the Beast statue. Well that's about
 the time when things get intresting. Remember the Pkers from before. 
Yeah, well they decide to pay you a visit. Just watch and enjoy the movies.
 Come back when they're over.











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Movie- Pi
Short Version/Main points: She looks like a slut in the game
but is a serious bussiness woman in the real world. She's
actually very mature despite her sluty outfit.
Anyway, Pi saves your butt from the Pkers.
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Well now you're back in control. Let me just mention two things,
First is that you get a ranking on how well you did in an area once you
leave it, and the better you do, the better the reward you get when you're 
done. Rewards range from cheap items to getting newer and  better keywords 
for the chaos gate. The second thing is that the dangerous power Pi was talking
about would have something to do with The Terror of Death.

Anyway..... After all those scenes and everything; I'd say Haseo has had one 
long  day. So far today he's: Killed a group of Pkers, met Atoli, reunited with
Ovan, Got his butt kicked by Tri-Edge,got leveled down to level 1 from 133, 
almost  got killed by a group of Pkers that he killed earlier, told by Pi 
that his character holds a dangerous power, and has had Atoli  (the girl with
a voice like nails on a chalk board) join your member list. 

So anyway, after a long day,
you have two choices:the first is to walk around the city and get a good feel 
for the lay out and see what shops sell what and get a feel for what's what.
I suggest doing this now as I'm sure it will help you later and the city 
really is prety cool to explore. After that the last option is just to log-out
and check some e-mails, Forums, and news.


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-E-mail-  Pi  : Remember this
Short version: Basicly she re-caps on what she said eariler.
Also, make sure to reply: "Who are you?"
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-E-mail-  Hi!  : Gaspard
Short version: Just some stuff about you being the Terror of Death.
Make sure to reply: "Tri-Edge".
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-E-mail-  Silabus  : No way!
Short version: Again, some stuff about you being 
the Terror of Death. Reply: "Like what?"
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-E-mail-  Silabus  : Quests
Short version: He explains about quests, aka side jobs. 
These 'side jobs' are little side quests that ussally only 
require you to visit like one area. They render good rewards
and it's a good idea to do as many as you can, but with 
everything that'll be happening, you may not finish all of them
till the end of the game.
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-You need to complete the quest Silabus 
was talking about in order to advance the story, so make sure to 
check the forum, save, and 
then log-in.

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-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------

Head for the blue circle on the map. When you get to the quest shop, add 
Silabus and Gaspard to your party. Then, accept the quest from the Quest
 shop. Once you've done that head for the 
Chaos Gate. 

--Equipment materials--
Before you head off I should mention that if you get lucky you'll get some
materials for your weapons or armor or accessories. What you can do is add 
those materials to your equipment to give them added bonuses. I got very 
very lucky when I played this time  through as I was writing the guide 
and got the Weapon material that gives you extra fire damage bonus, It was
already on a weapon that I got from a beast statue, so when you go to customize
weapons, don't forget to check all your equipment for materials that can be 
taken off usless equipment and put on you good stuff.  Oh and by the way, 
for now use any old material for your equipment cause something is better 
the nothing. Remember that you can put materials into your equipment AND 
the equipment of your party members by using the Customize option. Later,
however I'll be giving you my set up that I use for me and my party members.

Well enough of that, head off for the quest area.



		Quest:Crown Quest
	----------------------------
-------3) Chasing, Cupid's, Phantom (Q)-------
	----------------------------
Area Type: Temple
Area Level:5
Party: Haseo,Silabus, Gaspard
My Level: 4
In this area you;ll meet enemies that look like blue tigers. They use a magic
watter attack spells. You can tell when you're going to be attacked by the red
circles on the ground comming toward you. Make sure to hold the block button 
or suffer a blast of magic in the face.

-This quest is really easy. All you have to do is keep on going through the
dungeon till you run into a Lucky animal. If you kick it, it will summon 
King Chim Chim. The way you do this is: Kick the King three times in a row then
run away. He'll jump at you and miss. Then, repeat till he's toast. You'll 
auto. warp back to town.

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-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------
Once back you'll auto. finish the quest. You will recive something called 
the Text of Wisdom; these items will permanently raise someone's stats. 
However you will ALWAYS want to use this kind of item on ONLY Haseo. 

----------
IMPORTANT!
----------

In this guide I will NOT cover the normal quests until the post game section.
However I will admit that it is better do them through out the game as they
become avalible. If you wish to complete the normal quest through out 
the game instead of waiting till the end, then I suggest you take time 
to do so as you see fit. I suggest that, instead of going out and 
leveling up (as you will be doin alot of that) you should instead go 
and make time to do some quests in between training. They're  rather  
enjoyable,but repetitive. It's up to you if you want the rewards but 
it's not entirely necessary.  If you wish to see any advice I can 
offer on  the topic please look for my section on them near the buttom 
of the guide.


Time to do a small bit of shopping. Head over to the mercenary  district via 
warp point. Head to the weapon shop. You need to do some shopping.

-Armor and weapons-
Ok What you need to understand about armor is:
Haseo uses Heavy class armor, Silabus used Light class
armor, and people like Gaspard and Atoli use light robes. 
Weapons: Haseo uses Twin swords and later, broad swords. Silibus uses a
one-handed style sword, Gaspard uses a magic book, and Atoli uses a staff.

Sell/Buy:

Sell all weapons and armor under level 10.
Sell all scrolls.

Buy:
Nothing-> at this point you probably don't have enough cash to buy just about
anything. Well at least at this store. 

--For now why don't you head back to the chaos gate and take Silibus and 
Gaspard out to level up a bit and earn some cash. Just keep using the Random
button until you find an area that's level 6 or if you're brave level 7. But
I wouldn't suggest level 7 just yet. Anyway in terms of Area type I much 
perfer the Field type area over a Dungeon type field. Reason being is that you
can get around easier and therefore gain exp faster. But that's just me.
-If you do decide to go to a dungeon type area make sure to keep an eye open
for "Trap Rooms".


-Trap Rooms: these are rooms in a dungeon that contial a huge amount of traps
 that inflict damage on  you and your party members. There are the folowing
types of traps: Spike Pad, Shearch Light,and Steam Piston. 

Spike pads are tiles on the room's floor. Every few seconds spikes pop
out. You can safly cross them when the spikes are down. 

Shearch Lights 
are just that, shearch lights, but unlike what you normally think of as 
one big flash light, these suckers will shoot an explosive mortar at you if
you walk into the light area on the ground. 

Finally Steam Pistons look like small metal 
pillars. These things have a piston that fills with hot steam and then 
shoots it out of a hole once it's full. They take a few seconds to fill so
if you time it right you can pass by with out injury.


	----------------------------
-------**) (Random),(Random),(Random)-------
	----------------------------
Area Type: Field
Area Level: 6
Party: Haseo, Silabus, Gaspard
My level: 4

	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------

Ok as you get back to town I should tell you that I was able to get two 
Materials called Turtle shell. This armor Material provided -10% physical
damage. And is in fact one of the  better materails in the game and it's
 what I'm using on Haseo and Silabus.

Well anyway, time to do some more shopping. Head over to the Mercenary 
district. Once you've customized your party's equipment feel free to sell
 off any other materials. They acctually sell for a good amount and will
 bring in enough cash to buy some new twin blades. At the Mercenary Weapon
 shop you'll find a pair of level 4 Dual Swords. Go ahead and buy them. And
 Don't forget to move your Weapon's material from your old weapon to your 
new twin blades so they will now have the added effect instead of
your old swords.

Well anyway that's about all there is to do for now, Log-out and check some
e-mails.

--note*- For those who played the old games and coverted the saved game data 
you'll  recieve an e-mail from BlackRose that she wrote to Kite after the
old games ended.

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-E-mail-  BlackRose  : Well done
Short version: It gives you a glance into the things that 
happened after the games ended and how things turned out 
for the old gang. As you read you can tell that things really 
ended up kind of sad for everyone. I mean you basicly find
out that after the 2nd network crisis CC Corp. was glad and 
all that they didn't all get arrested for covering up the facts
that their game was putting players into comas and that they
were respondsible for huge amounts of property and financial losses. 
Granted I don't have all the official details from manga or anything,
but I heard from some people at www.dothackers.net that CC Corp. didn't
acknowledge the .hackers for what they did, and basicly let everyone
say what they wanted to. This led to a large amount of their story
being left to rumors and so the true story was NEVER made public. 
As a consequence they were able to  ban several people who were involved
with the whole situation. From what I understand; The player of Kite went 
on to graduate Highschool and went to college and at this point has no idea
that anything is presently wronge with the game. However I can confirm that
several of the .hackers are still playing the game and are characters in the
GU game series. Who they are, however, I can't say for now.
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-E-mail-  Horkuto  : To Lena
Short version: Basicly Horkuto is the main character of the AI buster novels,
and he's sending an e-mail to Lena. Lena played as a character called Rena 
with her brother Shugo in the .hack// Legend of the Twlight. The series was 
only 12 episodes long and took place after the old games and before the new 
anime series .Hack//ROOTS. What you need to know is that Shugo and Lena 
won a 'contest' that got them exclusive characters that looked like the
legendary .hackers: Kite and BlackRose. The contest was  actually made 
by Aura not CC Corp. Aura needed their help to fight against a vagrant
AI that was causing a huge amount of trouble. So with the help of Bulmung,
Sanjuro, and some friends they were able to put a stop to the mess. If 
I were you I'd read the whole thing, it's actually intresting once you 
read all of it. Anyway that's about the sum of things.
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-E-mail- Atoli   : Lets get going
Short version: You need to go with her to advance the story line.
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-E-mail-   CC Corp. : Campaign notice
Short version:  after completing certian quests you can
 continue to work for the guys/girls that gave you the quests. 
They will reward you as you continue to do things for them. In this
case the Dr. who gave you the quest wants you to collect info. on the
Chim Chims...I think.
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Well looks like You need to go meet Atoli. So Save and log-in.

	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------

As you log-in you'll see a seen with Atoli. You'll be going alone 
with her to her area. And despite what you might think, this won't 
be boring.


	----------------------------
-------4)Submissive,Tragedy's,1000 Oaks-------
	----------------------------
Area Type:Field
Area Level:3
Party:Haseo,Atoli, (none)
My level:6

As you enter the area you start to realize just how much of an @$$ hole
 Haseo really is. Of course it doesn't help that 
Miss I-have-a-voice-like-nails-on-a-chalkboard is completly an air
head. And yeah of course just looking at Atoli is a constant reminder of 
someone who  special to him....... Anyway I'll say more about that later.

For now though there's really only one thing you can do: head out to collect
 the symbol fragments to get to the beast statue. Everything is prety much 
straight forward. The bridges are all in one path that lead to the Beast statue
 so no worries about getting side tracked.

--Also note that Atoli speclizes in healing magic, and is very very
good at it. Even more so when she gets to some higher levels:
 *cough she's one of your most valuable party members Cough*

For now just keep moving and come back to read when you reach the 
Beast Statue....




Ok you're back, As you open a treasure chest some scenes will start.
 For now go with the flow.  This will take awhile so when everything 
is done and you're looking for a way out of the area come back and read 
somemore......













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Movie- Avatar
Short Version/Main points: 
Ok,first off that Fabio prety
boy with the cat. And how he was playing with that black matter:
Very odd. Anyway, The guy who comes to save the day gives you a
look at some very important things about the story. For the Vetrans 
of .Hack you'll know the name Magus very well as the name of the 
third phase. And if Magus is a phase...then the Terror of Death is.....
aaaahhh, never mind. Anyway, Kuhn gives you his member adress. *woot!*
 I know he kinda looks.....differnt but Kuhn is amzing sweet.
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So anyway, Since you're already at the Lost Grounds take the time to explore 
the area and enjoy. Because you won't be comming back anytime soon and no,
 you can't just waltz in. It's kinda a  one time thing. Well, if you 
head to the back of the cave after looking around. You'll see a short loading
 sceen then you'll find a Platform that will take you back to town.


	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------

Well nothing much to do but log-out and read some E-mails.

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-E-mail- Kuhn   : Invitation to HQ
Short version: Kuhn wants to meet you in the mercenary district where you'll 
then go to Raven; The Guild that Kuhn and some other people are in. This is 
the next story event so it should be high on your to-do list.
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-E-mail-  Honkto  : I'm sorry!
Short version: This is an e-mail apologizing for the fact that he accidentally
sent you an e-mail that was ment for Lena.
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-E-mail-   Silabus : Another thing
Short version: He goes over what I've been talking about with customization.
But it'd be a good idea to read the e-mail and see if his explaination makes 
more sense then mine.
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-E-mail-   Silabus : I Almost forgot
Short version: This teaches you some finer deatials about the combat system.
 I Highly suggest reading this because it saves me having to write about it
 when it's already there. So read it and absorb the the knowledge.
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-E-mail-  Atoli  : Hello, Haseo
Short version: She re-caps on the days events. And 
brings up some intresting points. Make sure to reply: "Sound"
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 Well, Kuhn is waiting so log-in and lets go see him in the Mercenary District.


	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------
Us the warp point to go to the mercenary district to meet Kuhn.
GO with the flow and listen to what he has to say, Ignore Haseo being an 
A**hole. Come back afterward and read so I can recap on everything that 
was discussed later.









As you can see, Haseo and Pi still have issues. Hehe. As you can tell Yata
knows quite a bit about whats going on....yet maybe not so much. But one 
thing's for sure, he's seen things like this happen before in "The World" 
Which very possibly why he makes a far better Admin. then Lios ever was, 
and is why he doesn't have a problem with a certian hacker running.....oh 
wait...I probably shouldn't tell you that just yet.  Enough said. 

Well whatever, All I need say is that he's a character that the vetran 
.hack players would know from the old games as a.....well how do I say it:
 He is.....well he helped organize the alliance between the admins and 
the hackers to fight the cursed wave in the old games, and worked closly
with Helba.

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Movie- Serpent of Lore
Short Version/Main points: It's an Admin room, and
 I'd say Yata has been expecting Haseo for sometime now.
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Everything else is pretty well explained.


	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------
 As you re-enter Man Anu they give you a hint to check out the guild shops. So
head over to central district. Head for the blue circle. Watch some scenes with
 Silabus and Gaspard. They send you on a little side quest. Use your map and 
buy the need items. Good luck.


--------------------------------
Movie- Small customer
Short Version/Main points: You get stuck watching the shop. And soon you have a
customer. Hehe, isn't she...ahhh he?, she?.....anyway, isn't it cute =P. So 
yeah I love how Haseo shows that he actually has a heart when he's dealing 
with Bo.  hehe, times like this where I love Haseo's personality.
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For the vetrans of .hack : What do you remember from the third game that 
is one thing over-all but has two personalites and are twins?.....BINGO   
   (if you got it).

You meet Atoli, HAHAHA I LOVE HIS FACE when he sees her!! HAHAHAHA!. But then
 Haseo returns to his normal ***hole-ness.
So eventually you'll see Kuhn who said he had a 'appointment' to keep....
yeah he's a womanizer..lol. Hehehe, wow Kuhn used to be a steady guy when he 
used to date a girl in his highschool. I mean she played a mojor role in
allowing the final battle between the .hackers and the final phase to continue.
 But thats off topic and .Hack fans may know who that makes him.....*cough 
third best player of "The World:R1" before Kite came along cough*

- Haseo brings up the point that he is the way he is because of the Pkers, 
Ovan, and Shino.

-And then Haseo is offered the position of Guild Master, intresting.


---------Afterwards----
-So for now, there's not a huge amount of stuff to do, so log-out.
-Check the official Forum for some more keywords that you'll be needing.


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-E-mail- Kuhn   : That Thing
Short version: Kuhn wants to help you now to try and summon your avatar.
 Better meet in Mac Anu.
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First however, you need to check out the other e-mails and stuff.

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-E-mail-  Kuhn  : Nice to meet you.
Short version: He's just greeting you to Raven. Really it doesn't 
matter what you reply but I always reply with: "Yata"
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-News-
Short version: There's just a few articels about random things. 
Read if you like.
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Forum Topic- Thankyou
Short Version: it's from Sakubo, just kinda 
neat little message for you.
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Forum Topic- Rumors- Black Point
Short Version: just kind of intresting. 
Not really anything other then that.
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Save then log-in. Well, I'm gana catch some Zzzzs and then continue
 writing later.


Ok well after a good night's sleep I'm ready to go again.
As you log-in you'll meet Kuhn who gives you some key words as your 
destination. And Haseo called Pi an old hag again. But at the end you 
recive her member adress *WOOT*. Also, for anyone wondering Pi is called 
'The Avenger', just like Haseo is the Terror of Death. So moving on, You 
have new key words and that means a new objective. So Invite Kuhn and Pi 
into your party. Before we get moving you should take the opertunity to go
 under the Stradgey Option in your Main menu and set Pi to healing. The reason
for this is that she doesn't do as much physical damage as Kuhn does, and you
 need someone to act as a healer just in case. Also, change Kuhn from "Rage" to
"Free-will". When that's done use the Chaos gate and lets get moving.

	----------------------------
-------5)Great,  Cursed,  InLaws    -------
	----------------------------
Area Type: Field
Area Level:8
Party: Haseo,Pi, Kuhn
My level: 7


Ok to re-cap on all of that, Haseo is able to summon an Avatar, and Avarats
have the ability to Data Drain. Data Drain is the ability to forcefully 
alter data. Players of the older .hack games will understand what I'm talking 
about. They may also understand why it is that Tri-Edge was able to use Data 
Drain without  summoning an Avatar. But for those who don't know....well you'll
just have to wait and see. Eventually I'll make sure to include an 
explaniation.

For now all you need to do is make your way to the Field's Boss monster. It's
 marked on the map by a pair of crossed swords. Take into mind that there are 
other areas that the field's objective is to defeat a boss monster instead of
 collecting symbol fragments. Also use the company of Pi and Kuhn to your 
avantage: They're both level around level 14, you're level 7-8 use this field
to train a bit and kill a good amount of monsters to train Level up. Other 
then that just make you're way over to the boss. Enjoy the scenes and I'll talk
 to you when you head back to Mac Anu.


	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------

Well when you get back you see some sceens with Kuhn and Pi. Afterwards
 you'll left alone. Now would be the perfrect time to do some leveling up. And
 Believe me you will be doing ALOT of that shortly down the road, and it'd be
best for you to get a drop on things now while certian party members are
avalible to join you. So invite Silabus and Atoli to your party an 
then you'll be heading off for an area. I would randomly chose an area
 to go to.

	----------------------------
-----**) (Random),(Random),(Random)-------
	----------------------------
Area Type:Field
Area Level: 11
Party:Haseo,Silabus, Atoli
My level: 9

While in this level of area, you may or may not come across an item called 
Blade Thorns; its a level 10 sword that Silabus can use. 

IMPORTANT NOTE!!!- DO NOT give a party members a peice of
equipment that they are not high enough level to equip. They will NOT equipe
 weapons/armor/accessories when they reach a higher level and it will stay 
useless in their inventory. If this happens you WILL have to give them ANOTHER
 peice of equipment when they reach a high enough level.

I sugest you give him one and then customize it.

Also, I found some level 10 heavey armor awhile back and Haseo should be level
 10 after you train at this time, so I'd equipe it to him and customize. Also
I got lucky and found a Brave Braclet accessory. It had a material called Arts
 Knowledge. This is very very useful Material. If you find any extra; make 
sure to give one to Silabus who will diffentally need it. when you're done 
doing things head on back to town.

	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------

Time to do some shopping. Head over to the Mercenary district.

Sell anything and eveything you don't need:
Sell/Buy

*note-Make sure to remove all materials from equipment before you sell it.

-Sell scrolls (magic attack spells)
-Sell extra materials: (Don't sell the following materials- Arts Knowledge,
Turtle Schell,Fire mouse, Keep one Olm Schell to give to Atoli.)
-Sell warrior's blood, Knight Blood, ect.
 (things that increase or decrease stats temporarily; DONT SELL FAIRY'S ORBS)
-Sell all equipment under level 10; keep one levl 10 sword for Silibus if you
 havent given him one already. Keep one level 10 robe for Atoli, keep one level
 10 heavey armor for Haseo if you havn't equiped one already. 
-Sell any level 15 accessories (they are not good to have despite their level.)

-Buy the set of level 8 twin blades
-Buy level 10 light armor for Silabus

When you're done give the ;level 10 armor to Silabus, give the Olm schell to
Atoli to customize her staff with and then log-out.




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-E-mail-  Pi  : Re-Who Are you?
Short version: Reply: "Comatose"
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-E-mail-  Gaspard  : To our new Guild Master
Short version: He just sends his Congrats on the promotion.
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-E-mail-  Silabus  : Guild Master
Short version: Silabus re-caps on somethings about how you're going
to be the new guild master of Canard. Personally I think it's sweet 
that you get to run a guild, not to mention the perks that come with 
it. But more on that later. Honestly I just wish you could go around
and recruit people to join the guild. That would be amazing.
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-E-mail-   CC Corp. : Guild Master Change Request.
Short version: Basicly it goes over the fact that you have to 
be responsible for your new powers as a Guild master and that to find
out more you should check in at your @Home.
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-E-mail-  Kuhn  : Yata
Short version: Reply: "Pi"
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	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------

Ok then, Head over to the mercenary district to where you entered Raven, 
Instead of chosing Raven select Canard instead.

watch the scenes, lol, its funny to see Haseo's peronaility thrown back in
 his face. Point being is that you need to go around the city to three
 locations and talk to the grunty  characters. It's not hard at all and
 I won't insult your intelligence  by telling you all the step by step detials
 cause it'd be pointless. I'll only note that the Grunites you talk to look 
and have the personalites of several guild masters in the game: The one with
 the white beard looks like Gabi (Kestral), The one in the red hat looks like
 Yata, and the one with the purple hat ,and has horns is like Moon Tree's guild
master Zelkova. Good luck and  when you got all three head back to 
Canard's @Home.

When you get back to Canard @Home you'll see yet another scene. Then head over
 to the central district. In the course of events Sakubo pays you back for the
favor he owed you. Finally head back to the @Home one last time.

Ok to re-cap of What Death grunty talked about. Many of the old .hack fans will
remember the Ryu book from the old games. Now you can prety much do the same
thing here but with your guild. The biggest difference I noticed was that these
Books of 1000 are: 1)alot cooler 2)are easyier to complete, and 3) you get 
way better rewards.

Go ahead and talk to death grunty.
-View Storage-This bascily takes the place of the Elf Haven in the old games.
You can store up to 40 items in this. Thats very very useful. Use the R1 and L1
 buttons to switch between viewing your inventory and viewing the storage.

-Guild Shop- This has to be the one of the bests things I like about the 
new games. Here you can view your inventory. You can select up to 5 items to be
put on display in the shop. What will happen is that when you get equipment
from Areas you can put them on display at your guild shop. Gaspard will sell
the items for you and if you talk to him later he'll give you the cash. This
means that you get almost the full value for the items rather then selling it
for less at other NPC shops. AKA more money for you. It takes a bit more time
to get the money buy it pays ALOT more.

-Book of 1000- here you can view different stats about your adventures thus 
far.By pressing X you can view some more detialed info about what has been
 left un filled in, but don't worry too much about it, you'll have filled 
most everything in by the time you finish the game with only a little extra
work to do. Anyway when all the guages fill to 1000 your guild will raise 
one rank. This allows you to buy a guild upgrade that will expand your 
facilites. Very useful.


Well enough of that. I sure you're dieing to try the steam bike so head out
 to the city.

Listen to Death Gunrty explain the bike controls. Aside from what he said
 I want to add that if you hold the break button then hold the gas button 
together and release the break, you will preform a Wheelie. Also if you
 gain enough speed on the bike and you jerk the joy stick down and  to the
 right/left you will preform a power-slide.

Try it out and have fun. Afterward there really not alot to do but log-out.

The Official Forum has some new topics.



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-E-mail- CC Corp.   : Maintenance Complete
Short version: You know what this means? ARENA BABY!!!! WOOOOOOOT!!!!!
----------------------------------

Greeting cards- These things are like little friendly cards you cans end your
 party members. You can feel free to send them to anyone you want but I found 
that Pi and Kuhn have some of the more intresting things to say being that 
their characters are devolped as much as the others are. Not to mention that
 have a bigger role to play in the story line then the others
except maybe Atoli. So chose who you want.

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-News- Salnador Aihara's E-mail Exposed
Short version: lol, a funny story about the dumb @** from Online Jack.
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Forum Topic- Got Ganked
Short Version: This is actually a prety intresting little topics because
you'll be taking up bounty hunting later in order to aquire that best twin
swords in the game.
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Forum Topic- Anyone Opening chests?
Short Version: Ok I know this may seem like the normal ho-hum type of thing but
 it isnt. This is actually the start of the games hidden quest. And the game's
 hidden boss...kinda like a post-game dungeon....only different. Scroll 
to the bottom of the page where you read the last comment that is marked 
with an ! mark. If you press X you can reply to the post. Make sure to 
reply: "Area Word"
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Forum Topic- Red Mark
Short Version: A disscussion about the Tri-edge signs.
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Forum Topic- 
Short Version: There's other topics that you to respond to, just look for
 the posts with the '!' markbeside it. If you just respond like a good normal
 person istead of an @$$hole you may
gain Affection ratings from some of your party members
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Well then. Not that that's over with time to log-in and head to the new town.


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-------Town:	 Lumina Cloth	    -------
	----------------------------

As you enter there'll be quite a few scenes, go ahead and watch them.

--------------------------------
Movie- Emperor
Short Version/Main points: just his entrance movie.
----------------------------------

--------------------------------
Movie- Avatar Macha
Short Version/Main points: Yeah many will reconize Macha as the sixth phase.
As you can tell Endrance just owned that party. And for anyone paying 
attention, you may start to put two and two together to figure out who 
Endrace was in the old games......
----------------------------------

Chase after Ovan to see some scenes with him and then some other people.

--------------------------------
Movie- Other Sukubo
Short Version/Main points: Yeah that'd be the sister, 
and she's a b*tch. But anyway, the scenes are some what
 humorus.
----------------------------------

Basicly what happend is that Haseo decided that he's going to challenge 
the Emperor for his title to 'prove his power'. Unfortunitaly this is where
 Haseo really starts to show just how much of an @$$hole he can be at times.
 But anywho, it's decided that Atoli and Silabus will be in your party for 
the arena....at least that is if Atoli joins you. 

-Like Silabus said before, if you're going to challenge the Emperor then 
there's somethings you need to realize: 1) is that to be able to fight Endrance
 you'll have to break into the top 16 Arena teams to even enter the tourtament.
 2) is that you will need to be well over level 20 in order to even just hold
 your own in the fights. 3) is that you need Atoli and 4) I'll add in that
Endrance is level 45......yeah you got a LONG way to go yet.
So these are the goals you'll be working toward for awhile, nothing else
 really matters.

Alright first and formost is that you need Atoli; reason being is that you and
your party needs to begin training. So lets deal with that first. Go ahead and
 log-out to check you're e-mails.

----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Atoli  : Another Chance
Short version: She wants you to go with her
to another area so she can 'make up' for last time's
'mess.' (yeah like any of that was her fault, poor girl)
----------------------------------

----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Gaspard  : Re-  Tri-Edge
Short version: He just mentions he'll help anyway he can. 
Just reply: Endrance
----------------------------------

Depending on who you sent greeting cards to, you might get back some responces.
I'm going to cover who I sent mine to and what type of info I got from them. 
Also note that you'll probably get better responces out of some of the better 
greeting cards down the road so don't worry if it seems like nothing intresting
 is being said just yet.

----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Pi  : Greeting Card
Short version: She respects you a little more.
----------------------------------

----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Kuhn  : Greeting Card
Short version: He's just saying thanks.
----------------------------------

----------------------------------
Forum Topic- Opening chests
Short Version: just the follow up on the hidden quest key words.
for now though I'm going to be putting that aside due to the things
that need done for the main story line. but if you find extra time
you can attempt it. I'll cover it eventually in my guide, just not right now.
----------------------------------

----------------------------------
Forum - The World, News, and Rumors
Short Version: There's some topics on Endrance. News has Silabus's reply
to your post earlier, Rumors has a topics you can reply to. And that's
 about it.There's some neat art work in the Apkallu so check that out.
----------------------------------

When you're done, save and log-in.

	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Lumina Cloth	    -------
	----------------------------
Warp over to Mac Anu.

	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------


Argh!!!!!, girl with bad vioce that makes you want to jump off a bridge and 
makes your  ears bleed everytime she says something.

Invite Atoli into your party and then get going to the new area.


	----------------------------
-------6)Blurry,Obsessive,Slacker   -------
	----------------------------
Area Type:Field
Area Level:8
Party:Haseo,Atoli, (None)
My level:10

This is where things get really really bad. Just follow along and
eventually head for the beast statue. watch the scenes 
along the way too. Also, feel free to try out the steam bike in
 the open fields.
But be warned this event is when everything is gana hit the fan;it's bad.

-Oh yeah, for those who played the old games and enjoyed the back story
to the old games you might care to know that in the game's back story, the time
period is now 100 years ahead of where it was in the old games. And you might 
also be wondering what happened to all the old Root Towns from the old game.
Well see what happened is the gods got pissed at the people and cast down 
Fort Ouph from the sky, on it's way down it crashed into Dun Loireag on the 
mountian tops. So both cities were destroyed. Also Carmina Gadelica was
destroyed from war and the gods wrath. The original OMEGA SERVER 
(not Net Slum, the  original sever that was too unstable to use and was 
replaced by  Helba's Net Slum) Was the location of the crest Gun and 
was destroyed when it was fired into the sky at the gods. 

so there's a small explaination why you probably won't be seeing the other 
servers other the Mac Anu in the new game. Too bad though, I really liked 
Carmina Gadelica. It was by far my favorite town of all time. So anyway.
On with the present story:

 I'll make some points here and there:
-Haseo's name does have a very intresting meaning which ,I believe in the
second game, reveals some very surprising facts about the real life Haseo.
-Haseo is starting to get Pissed cause she is really at times starting to
 remind him of Shino, and well I mean that's like taking a stake and driving
it through his heart and then twisting it very very slowly so it hurts like
 hell. So yeah, give the guy a break.
-This is when he snaps.


	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------
As you can tell Haseo was having trouble dealing with everything. I mean Atoli
 doesn't know about Shino, and she just told him to slow down, aka stop
 worrying about saving Shino. At least that's kinda what it came across to 
Haseo. And you can imagine how hard that'd be for
him. He visits the hospital to see the real life Shino everyday.......

Anyway, now that that's over with, head back to Canard.
After the scenes, not much left to do. Log-out and check your new e-mail.

----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Silabus  : Member Wanted
Short version: Silabus posted on the offical forum.
----------------------------------

Check the non-official forums first:

----------------------------------
Forum 
Short Version: The World- has some new keywords
 that are always useful. Rumors- has a reply to your message.
----------------------------------

Log-in to view that Official Forum.

----------------------------------
Forum Topic- Inventation to Clerics
Short Version: I think Silabus might be 
part hippy: "Have fun and be happy"  ?! 
Yeah Silabus, I think you been smoking 
to much weed.
----------------------------------

Just Quite to read the new e-mail you got.

----------------------------------
-E-mail-   Silabus : reply
Short version: apperentally someone replied already....that was fast.
----------------------------------

View the official forum again.

----------------------------------
Forum Topic- Invit. to clerics
Short Version: The person says they'll join you if
you come alone to the desingnated area.....hmmm
----------------------------------

Log-in.
	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------
If you need to do any shoping do so now then save and head out.

	----------------------------
-------7)Gallant,Season's,Drunkard-------
	----------------------------
Area Type: Temple
Area Level:5
Party:Haseo,(None),(None)
My level: 11

As you leave Atoli trys to call out to you. You also see Sakubo 
as the sceen ends.

Just keep going and try to find the beast Statue, that's all I can really say.
It's a low level area so you shouldn't have any problems.


As you approch the beast statue you you'll see some scenes watch 
them then read on.
------------------------------





--------------------------------
Movie- Help him
Short Version/Main points: Just shows the scene where Bo 
tells Atoli about Haseo needing her help.
----------------------------------



----------------------------------------------
It's all prety much self-explanitory. At the end of things Atoli 
decides to join you in the arena.

-Grab the beast statue treasure and head back to town.
-You need to log out and check you're e-mail.

----------------------------------
-E-mail- CC Corp.   : Guild member registration
Short version: Atoli has joined Canard. Well at 
least that's good news.
----------------------------------

Log back in. Check back with at Canard's @Home.
When you gain control again talk to Death Grunty and put any extra equipment
on display at the guild store.



		------------------------
------------------In the Pursuit of Power------------------------
		------------------------





--------Now then FINIALLY....it is time.
It's time to prepare yourself for the rest of the game. This section of the
 game is critical, the things you do here will set the tone for how you play
the rest of the game. More on that
in a second. First off you need to warp over to the Chaos Gate and get your
 party together.

Ok then You need to read everything here first so you understand how your
choices at this point are going to affect the game.

At this point you will be starting into the Arena. This place is where you can
 fight other players for rankings. The Demon Palace is the class of Arena 
battle you'll be taking part in. They span anywhere from level 1 up to level 
50 players. You are level like 10. That means you have somethig you need to do
 very badly. Level up.....like alot. But here's the thing. The story line/ game
creators only want you to level up to 20; I, on the other hand ussally level
 up to level 30 . WHY? Because it makes things ALOT easier in the rest of the
 game. BUT it takes away from the affect of the story line, 
so here's your choices at this point: Option A or Option B.

"What about Option C?"
"Travis, there is no Option C."
"What? You sure..I mean there's always an option C."
-* the Rock kicks his @$$*-

Lol a little Humor from the movie Run Down.

Anywho,.....

Option A
You follow the story line more or less how it's suposed to go, the difference
 is that you don't advance the story line right now until you are level 20. 
At which point you  start into the arena battles. From there you wait until
 'The Old Man' makes you do his challenge. Again at which point you level 
up till you hit level 30. From there you just continue on like normal with
 the story. 
Pros- makes the game easier.
Cons- The game wants you to be kind of weak for the first round in the 
tourtament and several other battles; and you won't be at all, so you take 
away from the effect of the story.

Option B
You go to Lumina Cloth now and continue the story, then you level up here 
and there as you  progress the story, you'll be about level 22 or 23 for the 
first round of the tourtament. The rest of the game will require you to 
constantly level up in between tourtament rounds. But the story will coninue 
like normal and how the game creators intended it to be.


--In this guide I'll be going with Option A because honestly I hate doing it 
any other way,I could handle doing it normally the first time I played the game
 but not anymore. So if you want to take Option B feel free to do so, but 
unfortunitally I just won't cover it in this 
guide, really it all depends on how you like to play the game. It's up to you.


---The Plan--

Regardless of what Option you go with you'll need to follow my instructions
until further notice. I'll let you know when you'll need to make the choice
 between which Option you want to go with. So yeah, for now keep folowing
 the guide.

	----------------------------
-------**)(Random)(Random),(Random),-------
	----------------------------
Area Type:Field
Area Level:13
Party:Haseo,Atoli,Silabus
My level: 11

When you get back to town:

---This is a list of Things you need to work on getting. The Customization
set-up doesn't have to be exactly like this, but for now that makes for 
one of the best set-ups you're going to get.

Buy/Trade/Find from treasure chest:
(Haseo)Level 14 Twin swords-Customize with Fire attack (save for later)
(Haseo) Level 10 Heavey Armor- Customize with -10% Physical damage
(Haseo) level 1 accessory- Customize with Arts Knowledge
(Atoli)Level 15 Staff- Customize with Water attack
(Atoli)level 10 Robes- Customize with -10% Physical damage
(Atoli) Level 1 accessory- Customize with Heal Knowledge 
(from shop in Alchemy district)

(Silabus)Level 10 Sword- Customize with fire attack
(Silabus) Level 10 light armor- Customize with -10% Physical damage
(Silabus)level 1 accessory- Customize with Arts Knowledge
 (from shop in Alchemy district)

Also buy from maigic shop/trade shop:
5 to 10-Antidote Soda
5 to 10-Stimula Soda
5 to 10-Blessing Soda

Save a bit of cash, you'll need it for later.

Then it's off again to train some more:

	----------------------------
-------**)(Random)(Random),(Random),-------
	----------------------------
Area Type:Field
Area Level:14
Party:Haseo,Atoli,Silabus
My level: 13

When you get back to town: Save game,Buy healing items,Work to upgrade 
equipment, and Restock the Guild Store.(If you start to max out the amount
 of healing items you can carry, give your extras to Atoli) I should note
 now that you cant use items in the Arena, which means the only way to heal
 anyone is to learn healing spells. You can buy the scrolls to learn 
healing spells from the Magic shop in the mercenary distric. Get into the
 habit of doing this everytime you get back from going out to an Area. 
Afterward guess what you get to do.....train more.


	----------------------------
-------**)(Rough Song)(Cupid's),(Scud),-------
	----------------------------
Area Type:Field
Area Level:17
Party:Haseo,Atoli,Silabus
My level: 15

-The reason why I mention this area by name is that there is a Gold Bird here,
 which means if you catch him, he'll turn all the breakable abjects into 
treasure chests= MONEY!

-You may or may not come across some level 20 accessories. They are the best 
accessories that you're going to be able to get your hands on for a good 
awhile. So make sure to hang onto them until you can Equip them. (That is 
until you get the level 24 accessories which are  even better)


when you get back to town do the now normal schedule:
Save game,Buy healing items,Work to upgrade equipment, and Restock
 the Guild Store; also ckeck in with Death Grunty and see where you stand on
 the Books of 1000.

Then you'll be off again:

	----------------------------
-------**)(Random)(Random),(Random),-------
	----------------------------
Area Type:Field
Area Level:20
Party:Haseo,Atoli,Silabus
My level: 18



-----------Option A and Option B

Ok By this time my entire party got prety lucky with the Areas I got and were
 able to get to Level 21. Now then. If you're going to go with:

--> Option A I suggest that you continue reading
but just dont pay any attention to the fact that In some places I'm going
to make time for leveling up. In other words don't worry about leveling up
until after the 1st round in the tourtament.
However, if you are going with: 
--->Option B (Leveling up alot) then continue to read eveything.


Head back to Town.

	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------
Your party at this point should be about Ohhh level 20-21.
Being that you've just been training alot make sure to take care of the chores:
Save game,Buy healing items,Work to upgrade equipment, and Restock
 the Guild Store.


Buy/Trade/Find from treasure chest:
(Haseo)Level 18 Twin swords-Customize with Fire attack 
(Can find in a level 18-20 Area)
(Haseo) Level 20 Heavey Armor- Customize with -10% Physical damage
(Haseo) level 20 accessory- Customize with Arts Knowledge
(Atoli)Level 15 Staff- Customize with Water attack
(Atoli)level 20 Robes- Customize with -10% Physical damage
(Atoli) Level 20 accessory- Customize with Heal Knowledge 
(Silabus)Level 17 Sword- Customize with fire attack 
(from weapons shop in Alchemy Destrict)
(Silabus) Level 20 light armor- Customize with -10% Physical damage
(Silabus)level 20 accessory (- Customize with Arts Knowledge 

Oppenents in the Arena use added bonuses to their weapons like Curse,
 Poision, and Sleep. So,If I were you I would take the time to buy the 
three status healing scrools from the magic shop and use them on Atoli
so she can heal your Status aliments. Durning Battle.

 Now that you spent all that time training. I'd say you're due for a break. 
Go ahead and log-out so you can check your e-mail.

---------------------------------
-E-mail-  Gaspard  : Useful info.
Short version: He tells you about a quest. It is also like that last quest, 
it's a Campaign quest where you will be rewarded for coninuous work. But since
 we're bussie right now, it can wait till later.
----------------------------------

----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Silibus  : Re: Like What?
Short version: This is a really Important e-mail, and the 
reply is very important too. Basicly he's telling you he heard 
about Haseo's neat adventures as being the Terror of Death.
make SURE to reply: Resident of the Forest.   As in the Forest
 of Pain Hidden quest that shouldn't even exist, and has been 
known to put players in comas. Look it up on the Rumor Forum to
refresh your memory if need be.
----------------------------------


----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Silabus  : Fighting Power
Short version: He gives you some useless keywords to level up at. 
But you've already done that and are way stronger then the game 
intended you to be at this point. =D
----------------------------------

Alright enough talk time to fight in the Arena for the first time.
Log-in.


	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------
Warp over to Lumina Cloth.


	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Lumina Cloth	    -------
	----------------------------

Make sure to save.
Head to the Arena counter and watch the scenes.
You'll find yourselves in the Waiting room. The Waiting room is a prety cool
 place. Here you'll find information on your opponents on one of the wall 
screnes and on the other you'll find the current rankings. Use the warp point
to Continue to the fight. as you can see your first opponets are only like 
level 10. You will literly kill them 
in one hit. See you on the other side.



How'd it go? You really own them? Personially for me I was able to take out 
their whole party with 3 attacks.

Anyway, here's the thing, if you're going to compete you have got to raise
 your ranking. So get to it!

Everytime you finish a battle return to the Arena Counter and register for the
 next fight. I would pick the Limited Battles. That way you don't get matched 
against a really strong team by random chance in the Survival battles. What
 you want to do is to keep fight those teams that  are either rated 'EVEN' 
normally or 'Slightly-Strong' if you feel brave. Anyway Keep fighting, don't
 stop. Also, Just remember that you really really need to get good at counter
 attacking. Just remember that when your oppenents are about to use an arts on
 you, you have to counter attack by using the arts on them first before they
can pull of the attack on you. That's really all the advice I can think of;
just keep your eyes and ears open for those arts. And don't forget, you can 
use charged attacks on them but then again they can use em on you too.

You have to gain about 600Wp (also called ranking points) After that make 
sure to log out and
check some e-mails. You got some important things to do:


----------------------------------
-E-mail-   Gaspard : Tri-Edge?
Short version: He said that there's something 
intresting on the Rumors Bord.
----------------------------------


----------------------------------
Forum Topic- 
Short Version: On Crimsion VS- Reply to the topic about Gaspard. 
Reply:Lets play sometime. News- Random topic, read if you like.
Rumors- Now we get to the core of things. Apperentally the leader
of "project G.U." Has challenged Tri-edge, and wants him to come
to Hidden Forbidden Holy Ground.
----------------------------------

Haseo comments that Yata has to be out of his mind, Can't really
argue there. Make sure to Check the Apkulla for some back ground pictures.
Also check the news to eliminate the "New" subnote on your desktop: really
nothing overly important in there for now.

When you're done Log-in.

	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Lumina Cloth	    -------
	----------------------------

Warp over to Mac Anu.



	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------
Head off for the new area.

	----------------------------
-------8)Hidden	,Forbidden ,Holy Ground-------
	----------------------------
Area Type: Landscape
Area Level: None
Party:Haseo
My level: 21

Long time .hack fans will be gald to visit one of the most famous locations
in the whole entire game series. AND its even more beautiful then before.
 Unfortunitally, unlike at the begining of the game, your visit here this 
time will not be so .....great. Personially I'd rather have Haseo Pked by
 Tri-Edge AGAIN then what's about to happen here.

I want to throw up just thinking about it: just go to the front doors and 
go in. I'll cry with you in a bit after you watch the scenes, and please long
time .hack fans; I know this is going to be hard but please don't slit your 
wrists or pluck out your eyes.......









Argh, I know....he's back. I honestly thought I had been rid Of Piros the last
 time around. But no, he's back. AHHHHHHH! Anyway Piros is a Lord Partizan,
 and to be competly honest, I simply don't use him in my party unless forced 
to, thankfully you are not required to spend money and time on the worthless
 peice of crap to progress the story line, so be thankfull for
at least that. 

	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------
Anyway, as you enter the City you see a short scene with Gaspard. Haseo says
 he needs to fight in the arena to raise his rank but you've already done alot
 of that, so why don't you log out and check the e-mails you just got.


----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Atoli  : Re-that sound
Short version: She says that sometimes she can hear things other people can't
You know I hate to say this but it sounds like there's more to the shallow girl
then meets the eye. It seems there's something odd about her. Make sure to
 reply: "Congrats?"
----------------------------------

----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Piros the 3rd  : He of fair eyes
Short version: Reply to the gay homo: "Tri-Edge"
----------------------------------

----------------------------------
-E-mail-   Atoli : This time its defintially okay
Short version: She gives you a set of key words for an area to train at
but being that you're like 8 levels higher then the game creators intended,
just ignore it.
----------------------------------

When you're done, log back in and head over to the Arena.


	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------
Warp over to the Arena
	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Lumina Cloth	    -------
	----------------------------
Go ahead and go over to the Arena Counter. As you do you'll meet "the old man"
 Antares. This guy may look a lil funny but he's awesome sweet. Maybe a bit
 crude at times, but there's alot of underlaying wisdom to alot of what he
 has to say. Anyway point being you've been challenged to complete a mission.
 So better head right back over to Mac Anu.

	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------


	----------------------------
-------9)Lazy,Advice's ,Exile-------
	----------------------------
Area Type: Jungel Dungeon
Area Level: 22
Party:Haseo,Atoli,Silabus
My level:21

Ok this place is Confussing. Like ALOT. The deal with this place is that 
there's one big maze that you have to go through to be able to reach the 
Beast statue, and it's not as easy as using a Fairy Orb to reveal all the
 map either. See there's a bunch of warp points and only one of them 
will take you to the Beast Statue. Antares will send you flash mails to 
give you hits on how to beat it but I'll do better then That. I'll 
walk you through it.

o =Warp point
[] =Is a room
- =is a Passage way
w= the finial warp point from the middle


This map only shows the path you need to follow, it doesnt mark
every warp point or rooms, just the ones you need to know about.
--------------------------------------------- 

  N
 W+E
  S

o-[ ]-[Finish]

	[ ]-o-[ ]-o-[ ]
	 |           |
	 o  	     o      
	 |           |
        [ ]   [W]-o-[ ]
	 |
	 o
	 |
	[ ]-o-[ ]-o-[ ]-{}-[start]

--------------------------------------------
Ok this map gives you an idea of what you need to do to get to the end
but I'll explain it in words.
*note*- dont use any warp points in the middle of a room until you get to
 the FINIAL warp point in the center. The monsters in a room will 
ussaly be guarding the door you need to go through to get to the correct 
warp point. Keep that in mind.


1) head west, ignore the warp point in the middel of the room, head right to
 the one farthest to the left, use it.
2) head west again and use the west most warp point. Now head north and use 
the warp point.
3) head north again and use that warp point.
4) Now head east and use the east most warp point.
5)Go east again and use the east warp point.
6) Now head south and use the warp point.
7) Now head west again and use that warp point
8) You should now be in the center of the dungeon. Use the warp point in the 
center of the room. It will take you to the Beast statue.
--As you Approch the Beast Statue you'll see a sceen with Antares:
9) Grab the beast statue treasure and warp back to town.


	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------
Before we get back to Arena battle you have some very important leveling 
up to do. This is the last chance before the Tourtament to level up and 
get ready. So if you plan on  folowing Option A: Then I suggest you get your
party and head out for a good training area. If you're going with Option B: 
Don't go and train but pay attention to eveything else.

	----------------------------
-------**) (Random),(Random),(Random)-------
	----------------------------
Area Type: Jungel Dungeon
Area Level: 24
Party:Haseo,Atoli,Silabus
My level: 22


	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------
When you get back to town keep in mind this list of equipment, also I note that
by this time you should have graduated from the mercenary distric weapon
store to the Alchmey  District store:


Buy/Trade/Find from treasure chest:
(Haseo)Level 30 Twin swords-Customize with Fire attack 
(Can find in a level 18-20 Area)
(Haseo)Level 30 Broad sword-Customize with +10% Critial Hit or fire attack
(Haseo) Level 27 Heavey Armor- Customize with -10% Physical damage
(Haseo) level 24 accessory- Customize with Arts Knowledge
(Atoli)Level 15 Staff- Customize with Water attack
(Atoli)level 28 Robes- Customize with -10% Physical damage
(Atoli) Level 24 accessory- Customize with Heal Knowledge 
(Silabus)Level 17 Sword- Customize with fire attack 
(from weapons shop in Alchemy Destrict)
(Silabus) Level 28 light armor- Customize with -10% Physical damage
(Silabus)level 24 accessory (- Customize with Arts Knowledge 

I realize that you and your party probably won't be able to use most
 of the stuff yet, but after the next Area for leveling up, you should, 
or at least be close. If you are going with Option B and are not leveling 
up, make sure to save this list of equipment till later.


	----------------------------
-------**)(Random),(Random),(Random)-------
	----------------------------
Area Type: Jungel Dungeon
Area Level:27
Party:Haseo,Atoli,Silabus
My level: 25

	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------


Do some shopping for the above mentioned items, restock on anything you 
need. After that head out again, hopefully for the last time.

	----------------------------
-------**)(Random),(Random),(Random)-------
	----------------------------
Area Type: Jungel Dungeon
Area Level:30
Party:Haseo,Atoli,Silabus
My level: 27

	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------

If you made it to level 30: congrats, you are now ready to continue 
with the rest of the game. If you're not level 30 then don't worry and 
just do another Area to get the last level or two you might need. Make
 sure to buy the last of the above mentioned items and then warp over 
to the Arena.


	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Lumina Cloth	    -------
	----------------------------

Fight like crazy until you can break into the top 16 rankers.
Those who went with plan B: Same thing to you.

Log-out and you'll have an e-mail about the Tourtamant, read it and log
 back in.

As you register for the Tourtament you'll see a scene with Sakubo. It's 
the sister today and she's a lil Bit*h like normal. After the scenes log-out
 and check your e-mail.

----------------------------------
-E-mail-   Silabus : ASAP
Short version: He need to talk to you quickly about 
somethings that have been going on that Haseo didn't know about.
----------------------------------


	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------
Log-in to see a scene with Kuhn. And thats when you find out what been 
going on. Watch and understand. Ignore the fact that Gaspard is acting 
like 5 years old....

Afterward, Kuhn and you decide to meet with Gabi....which is kinda 
intresting condering that Kuhn can get in to begin with, and second is 
that about 99.9% of all 5000 players in Kestral HATE Haseo, 
the Terror of Death. But anywho, Invite Kuhn to your party and then
 we're off:


	----------------------------
-------10)Sneering,Failing,Empire-------
	----------------------------
Area Type: LandScape
Area Level: (None)
Party:Haseo,Kuhn, (None)
My level: 30

As you arrive you come upon the prety sweet Kestral @Home. Just approch
 the raised up part of it. Near the top is a Thrown, as you approch it, 
you will see a scene which is where the deal is 
made. After ward leave and head back to Town.
Anyway We come at least one point that I dont 
even fully understand. I have no idea who Gabi is 
from the old games. All I know is that he has a 
hidden idenity of some type, and I honestly dont know what
it is....oh well. 


	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------
As you get back to Town head out for Canard's @Home.
You see some scenes with all the gang.
A lil later you find out that Kuhn and Pi will be taking part in the 
toutament as well.
Also Silabus won't be joining you in the first round.....

Log-out and check you're e-mail, maybe that'll provide some hope to a 
bad situation.

Check the official site and forum.
Then quit and check the e-mails and forums for info. on a new found 
hope, and the end to Haseo's gay looking outfit.

----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Antares  : Tourtment secrets
Short version: He's waiting at Mac Anu Chaos gate. First read the 
other stuff tho.
----------------------------------

----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Silabus  : Sorry
Short version: He says sorry for not helping you in the tourtament.
----------------------------------

----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Atoli  : Cheer up
Short version: She talks about the situation.
----------------------------------

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-E-mail-  Kuhn  : Re-Pi
Short version: Reply- 'Kestral'
----------------------------------

View the forums then log-in.

	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------

You see a scene with Antares only to be told to log back out.

----------------------------------
-E-mail-  CC Corp.  : Job extension
Short version: Remember that level 30 broad sword I had you go and buy? Yeah
that's cause here shortly you'll be able to use it.
----------------------------------


----------------------------------
Forum Topic- Job extension
Short Version: Basicly it gives you some info on Rouges
----------------------------------

Log-in.
	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------

Log-in and head to the quest shop to accept the special Job extension quest.

Once you've accept the seeker of the Twilight quest (or something like that)
 Head for the Chaos gate and get ready:



	Quest:Pursuer fo the Twilight
	-----------------------------------
-------11)Pulsating,Ullimited,Metal doll (Q)-------
	-----------------------------------
Area Type:Jungel Cave
Area Level:22
Party:Haseo,None, None
My level: 30

This area should look real familar as in like the area where Antares sent you 
to prove yourself. 

Use the same stradgey as I mentioned to you before:
-------------------
o =Warp point
[] =Is a room
- =is a Passage way
w= the finial warp point from the middle


This map only shows the path you need to follow, it doesnt mark
every warp point or rooms, just the ones you need to know about.
--------------------------------------------- 

  N
 W+E
  S

o-[ ]-[Finish]

	[ ]-o-[ ]-o-[ ]
	 |           |
	 o  	     o      
	 |           |
        [ ]   [W]-o-[ ]
	 |
	 o
	 |
	[ ]-o-[ ]-o-[ ]-{}-[start]

--------------------------------------------
Ok this map gives you an idea of what you need to do to get to the end
but I'll explain it in words.
*note*- dont use any warp points in the middle of a room until you get 
to the FINIAL warp point in the center. The monsters in a room will 
ussaly be guarding the door you need to go through to get to the 
correct warp point. Keep that in mind.


1) head west, ignore the warp point in the middel of the room, head
 righ to the one
farthest to the left, use it.
2) head west gain and use the west most warp point. Now head north and
 use the warp point.
3) head north again and use that warp point.
4) Now head east and use the east most warp point.
5)Go east again and use the east warp point.
6) Now head south and use the warp point.
7) Now head west again and use that warp point
8) You should now be in the center of the dungeon. use the warp point 
in the center
of the room. It will take you to the Beast statue.
9) MAKE SURE to Grab the beast statue treasure and warp back to town.
----------------------------------------------------------

	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------
You may have to warp to the quest shop, once you do the quest will end and
you'll see the awesome movie where Haseo recives his amazing new outfit. 

--------------------------------
Movie- Second Form
Short Version/Main points: He looks awesome, enough said.
----------------------------------

Afterward you'll get a broad
sword, its Haseo's original sword, bad news is that it's really weak 
compared to your awesome level 30 sword which you'll want to equipe for
 the tourtament. So when you're done you see Antares and he'll talk to
 you, lol its kinda funny. Watch and enjoy.

Now then I'm going to cover Broad swords real quick. Broad swords are 
really sweet, and between Twin swords and a Broad sword: the later is 
more usefull as a general rule. The reason is that When you have your 
normal Party of you, Silabus, and Atoli: Silabus is fast enough and you do
all the heavey lifting aka heavey damage. I personially like the Hold and 
release style alot more then speed. Anyway being that you've never used 
them before I highly suggest going to a low leveled area (if you're level 30)
 go to an area like level 28, or (if you're at level 23) go to an area level
 20. The reason is you need to get used to using the new style of weapon. 
But it's purly up to you.

Afterward: Make sure to log out and check your e-mail.


		  --------------------------------------
------------------    Awakening of The Terror            ----------------------
		  --------------------------------------



----------------------------------
-E-mail-  CC Corp  : Notice- Tourtament First Round
Short version: Time to kick some pker @$$
----------------------------------

Log-in


	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------
Invite Atoli to your party, change your Broad sword over to the level 30 one.
Save game. Warp over to the arena.

	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Lumina Cloth	    -------
	----------------------------

Register for the Tourtment. 


	----------------------------
--------- 12)Tourtament: Round One --------------
	----------------------------
-Party:Haseo (31),Atoli(30),(None)
-Opponets: Bordeaux (27),Negimaru,(26),Grein(25)
-Before the fight advice: 

Ok what you have to realize about the
tourtament is that you just need to beat your opponet enough to
trigger a story event. For those who decided NOT to go with my 
level-up-like-crazy Stragedy (Option B): Just keep your eyes on the other team,
 just keep  using counter attacks, DO NOT use the skill trigger except to
 counter attack. Use you're  Charged attack to your advantage. Good luck. 
-And if you were wondering: after this round 
you'll have caught up to where my plan would have taken you. 
Option A:
For those who did it like I do, you should be level 31 and will 
seriously kick some  butt. So no worries. Just go out there and knock 
them to kingdom come (just make sure to use counter attacks, and keep 
you eye on Bordeaux, she'll kill you if you're not careful) Good luck
 and DO NOT read ahead until the scenes are OVER. Then come
back and I'll re-cap on all that major points.



















--------------------------------
Movie- Skeith Awakens
Short Version/Main points: Oh yeah, for those who haven't guessed all my
obvious hints. Haseo's avatar is none other then the first phase: SKeith.
This name is well remembered by the original .hack gamers as the first boss
that taught them the meaning of 'PWNED'. Skeith was the finial boss from the
frst game and a heck of a challenge. Not to mention Kite's first major 
opponent. 

If it wasn't for Skeith, Kite would have never been the hero he was....ahh the
good old days. Anyway, point being is that Skeith is back and with a make over:
he looks sweet. Also you see Ovan in the crowd. hehe, he helps Haseo awaken. so
to speak. Also, REMEMBER only people with the ability to possibly use Avatars
 can even SEE avatars. Keep that in mind.
----------------------------------

	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Lumina Cloth	    -------
	----------------------------

After the fight you see some scenes with Kuhn.
And then Haseo shows just how much he is a REAL A$$HOLE!!!
Anyway, nothing to do but log-out.


----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Silabus  : First Match
Short version: He'd like to talk with you at Canard's @Home.
----------------------------------

BUT first you should read the news and fourms.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
----------------------------------
-News-
Short version: A new Episode of Online Jack is now availabe. It's 
EXTREEMLY intresting.
You've GOT to watch it.

Also under the 'News' section you'll find a news clip about a girl who
 passed out and went into a coma while playing an 'online game'. She 
did wake up though. Good thing too. There's some other news that you 
should probably check out.
----------------------------------
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

----------------------------------
Forum Topic- 
Short Version: Check out all the topics
----------------------------------

Log-in.
	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------
As you log-in you'll see a short scene with Atoli and her...ah never mind.
Head for Canard's @Home for some more scenes.

Also I should note, people going with option B: you need to get to level 32
 before the  next round in the Tourtament at which point you'll be completly
 caught to to people who leveled up like crazy before the first round. 
I suggest you put together a party and head for a good area to train at, 
for the up comming misson you should probably attain a level of atleast level
 26-28. Once you manage to do that; continue on with the story.



Afterward you'll need to log-out and check your e-mail. You'll get at least
 4 important e-mails if you did the e-mails the way I did them:

----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Yata  : Urgent
Short version: You need to go to Raven. Great.
----------------------------------

----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Piros the 3rd  : Let us share our stories (yay?)
Short version: tell him to pi$$ off. lol, just kidding. 
----------------------------------

No seriosuly I would ignore his e-mail till later. 
I mean it'd be kinda pointless unless of course you really want to do some
 quests at the Quest Shop. Not that it'd be a bad thing. I mean they are kinda
 piling up and you got to do them eventually so if you want: go ahead and try
doing some quests. But First the other e-mails


----------------------------------
-E-mail- Gaspard   : Re: Endrance
Short version: Gaspard, aside from normally being stupid, actually brings
up some very intresting points about Endrance. Reply: 'GoodLuck'
----------------------------------

----------------------------------
-E-mail-   Silabus : Re-Resident of the Forest
Short version: lol, you don't get alot of info on the quest but I can tell
you that it's the reason why Haseo was so Bad @$$ as the Terror of Death. 
But it wasn't the power that was the most intresting thing about the 
quest: it was infact that there was someone waiting at the end of it. Someone
who's been around for a very very long time. And he is also the underlying
reason why everything went to crap the last time, and indirectly is why it is
happening again. Many people who played the old games thought he was destroyed
in the 4th game of the  original series, but apperentally he doesn't die
that easy and he's still around. Point being, reply: 'You don't need to know'
----------------------------------

Go ahead and log-in

	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------

Head for Raven. Walk in and head for the back. Scenes and Movies will follow.
Watch then read ahead.







Haseo and Pi have been assigned to go on a training mission.
--------------------------------
Movie- Tri-Edge's Sign
Short Version/Main points: First off you watch as Tri-Edge attacks a player 
with data drain. And to tell you the truth I really don't know what the heck
he's doing. I mean even though I havn't played the 2nd or 3rd game, I do know
alot about what happens. (stay away from www.dothack.net fourms if you don't 
want spoilers) I actually stoped using the foums on that site cause I was 
learning too much about what happens, and trust me, the games are alot better
when you havn't been told what will happen. Anyway, I know why Tri-edge is the
way he is, and I know what  he's generally been doing. But I honestly don't
know for sure why he data drained that guy. Oh well, maybe we'll find out 
later.
----------------------------------
Log-out and check your e-mail.

----------------------------------
-E-mail- Antares   : Urgent
Short version: You need to head over to the Arena.
----------------------------------


Log-in


	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------
Warp over to the Arena.


	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Lumina Cloth	    -------
	----------------------------
You meet Antares there. Go with the flow and follow along
with Antares. Read on when you're all done.


well, you met Alkaid did you? She's a spunky little one aint she? 
Also, you met Taihaku and the telephone pole: Sirius.





!!!!!SPOILER WARNING!!!!





------------------------------------------------------------

 Again: For the .Hack Vetrans of the old series Taihaku is in fact
a character from the old games. He may not be the 'hero of justice' 
he once was but he still plays the game and like his old self, can't
 help but being one of the best and highest leveled players. 
If you didn't know: He's the emperor of the Saga Placace AKA. Emperor 
of Arena classlevel 101-150, making him pure ownage, same as always. He 
may sound like an old guy now, and he may have aged a couple years but I 
for one was EXTREEMLY glad to see his return to the games with the GU series.
However, I should mention one thing, this character ID has not been 100% 
confirmed but a group of people on dothackers.net believe he is who we 
think he is.
------------------------------------------------------------







Anyway when it's all done with:

----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Yata  : Investigate
Short version: Pi has orders for you at Man Anu Chaos Gate.
----------------------------------

make sure to read the forums too.


----------------------------------
Forum Topic- 
Short Version: you can get some cool pics of the Terror of Death
from the Apkallu.
----------------------------------

Anyway save and log-in. It's time you start to learn how to use that
avatar of yours.

	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Lumina Cloth	    -------
	----------------------------

Warp over to Mac Anu.
	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------
You see some scenes with Pi. Time to get down to bussiness.
I should point out that if you want with Plan B: you'll be following
the game as it was intended with you're level now hopefully around level
27. For those who did my awesome plan of ownage Plan A: You'll still be like
level 31 and more then ready for this new area.

After the sermon from Pi, Invite her to your party and head for the new area:

	----------------------------
-------13)Delicious,Past's,Weed Eater-------
	----------------------------
Area Type: Temple
Area Level: 23
Party:Haseo,Pi,None
My level: 31


Ok this area will Serve as a training ground or tutorial 
for the Avatar Battles.


 For now you need to keep heading for the Beast statue, you'll come into 
contact with AIDA 3 times between now and then. Those three times will serve 
as an  opertunity to sharpen your skills on controling the avatar. After that 
you'll be put to a test. But more on that later. For now head out and when
 you're attacked by AIDA come back and read so I can give you pointers on 
how things work with all the Avatar game-play stuff. Ok, enough said for now: 
Move out, you'll be runninginto AIDA very shortly.

Pi will give you a short tutorial on how to do things But I'll add here
 and there to what's beeing said. For now Listen to Pi and read on when 
you're turned lose on the AIDA.


	-----------------------------
------------------ AVATAR BATTLES-----------------------
	-----------------------------


Controls:

Normal Mode:

--Left joy stick 
Controls movement: 
Up- Move toward target.
Down- Move away from target.
Left- Strafe left
Right- Strafe Right

Square- Uses stun shot (also inflicts damage)
X- Slash (when close to target)
O- Dash/boost of speed (With Joy stick)

Data Drain mode:
X- (hold down) Charge Data Drain
O- Dash

Notes on controls and Avatar Battles:
-certian attacks must be evaded with Dash in order to avoid taking heavy 
damage.
-If you get hit when charging Data Drain you'll have to start charging again.

-If you continously shoot AIDA with the 'Shot' button, you 
will stun your enemy. When this happens Dash in quickly and Slash away to 
inflict MAJOR damage. This  is ussally the only way enough damage is 
inflicted to win.

-Sometimes enemies will launch objects at you that you can only block by 
slashing at it.
- You must perform Data Drain quickly, you have a timer after an enemy protect
 breaks, if it reaches 0 you'll more or less have to start over.
-There is a direct relation between how 
strong Skeith is to how strong Haseo is. If Haseo levels up so does Skeith.


Not much to say other then that: Good luck and enjoy the awesome
 avatar battles.


-----------------------------------
BOSS FIGHT!: AIDA  :1
My Level: 31
Enemy Attacks:
Algol Bullet- use Slash to defend
Algol Laser- Powerful attack, use Dash to avoid.
Normal shot- It will shoot little balls of energy at you. Dash to evade.

Keep shooting it till it's stuned, get and close and slash away. Keep going 
till it protect breaks.

When it protect breaks you'll have a timer that will count down from about 1 
minute, the timers vary from Boss to Boss. You need to data drain it in that
time. Charge DD as you continue to watch the incomming enemy shots, dodge them
and when AIDA pauses for a breif moment, release DD and fire away.
-----------------------------------


Afterward Pi mentions that summoning more then one Avatar is dangerous and that
for now the best way to do things is summon just one and suport that person. 
Also I'm sure you noticed that AVATARS generate a sort of alternate space when
they're summoned. Not even Yata is sure why exactly that is, but as a result
only avatar users can even see them. Which is a good thing. If regulare players
knew about Avatars, they would seriously flip sh*t. But aside from that. Keep
moving through the Dungeon and fight the next AIDA. Make sure to check back 
at the end of each AIDA battle.


-----------------------------------
BOSS FIGHT!: AIDA  :2
My Level: 31
Enemy Attacks:
Algol Bullet- use Slash to defend
Algol :Laser- Powerful attack, use Dash to avoid.
Normal shot- It will shoot little balls of energy at you. Dash to evade.

Keep shooting it till it's stuned, get and close and slash away. Keep going 
till it protect breaks.

When it protect breaks you'll have a timer that will count down from about 
1 minute, the timers vary from Boss to Boss. You need to data drain it in that
 time. Charge DD as you continue to watch the incomming enemy shots, dodge them
 and when AIDA pauses for a breif moment, release DD and fire away.
-----------------------------------

Another down: and there's two more AIDA singnals in the area, keep looking.
-----------------------------------
BOSS FIGHT!: AIDA  :3
My Level: 31
Enemy Attacks:
Algol Bullet- use Slash to defend
Algol :Laser- Powerful attack, use Dash to avoid.
Normal shot- It will shoot little balls of energy at you. Dash to evade.

Stragedy:
Keep shooting it till it's stuned, get and close and slash away. Keep going
till it protect breaks.

When it protect breaks you'll have a timer that will count down from about 1
minute, the timers vary from Boss to Boss. You need to data drain it in that
time. Charge DD as you continue to watch the incomming enemy shots, dodge them
and when AIDA pauses for a breif moment, release DD and fire away.
-----------------------------------

As you finish with the third AIDA Pi mentions something about other users 
detected and that the singnal with in the area was steadily raising. Pi makes
 the call and says she'll take out the last one using her Avatar. For now 
you go to find it. Head off toward the other block (Section) of the area. 
You'll find what you're looking for at the Beast Statue. When you get there
 you'll have to be ready. You'll see a CG move where some story line events
unfold. When you're ready to begin the next boss battle continue to read ahead
 so I can tell you how to handel it. But not until then other wise it'll 
give away some goodies. Continue then come back.

















--------------------------------
Movie- Pi Infected
Short Version/Main points: As you and Pi were looking for the origin of the 
last signal AIDA comes out of nowhere and tried to infect Zelkova. But Pi
 saves the day....kinda.

Pi gets infected with Aida, she wanted you to 
call Kuhn but Haseo know's it'll be too late by then, you have to do it.
----------------------------------

-----------------------------------
BOSS FIGHT!: Tarvos
My Level: 31
Enemy Attacks:

Normal shot- She shoots spikes out of her 'wings', Dodge with Dash

Orb of Revenge- She launches a ball of binding energy at you, if you get caught
 in it, it will fuzz up your line of sight and make you all slow and stuff, 
use slash to block it. you may have to slash a few times to get it destroyed.

If you do enough damage to her quickly enough she will launch bigger stakes 
at you, you need to destroy as many of them as you can before she's done 
attacking because the ones you don't block she will collect up again and then
 will use her main skill: 

Stake of Death- the stakes you didn't block she will launch at you again, 
and you can't  avoid it.

Data Drain-It won't kill you but you have to rapidly smash buttons to free
 yourself. What  I ussally do is change my grip on my controller
( take my right hand off) when I know this is comming, and I take my pointer
 finger and my middel finger and  rapidly smash the X and O button together
 to reduce the damage greatly. You can ussaly break free from the data drain
 effect with in about 1.5-2 seconds doing it like that, and that's essential
 durning other Avatar battles.


Stragedy:
She's tough if you're lower leveled but at level 31: no problem.
She is still a challenge though, make no mistake about that.
Keep shooting at her to try and stun her. Then move in close for an attack 
with slashing. Also I should note that on rare occasions I've seen her use her
 Wings to form a shield to protect herself. Not sure if you have to get in
 close to slash her or what not, but use your best judgement if it happens to 
you.


Avoid her attacks as best you can, when she protect breaks she'll unlease a
wave of stakes. As you charge DD use O to dash out of the way. When she pauses, 
let her have it. Afterward  enjoy the scenes.
-----------------------------------


--------------------------------
Movie- End Result
Short Version/Main points: You once again see that under neather the @$$hole 
Haseo has a heart. "WELL GUESS WHAT HASEO! I'm gana beat that @$$hole out
of you if it's the last thing I do. AND...you ARE gana become a hero if it 
kills you."
----------------------------------

Afterward you see some scenes with.....well their just two people..... the 
little guy is actually someone from the old games. And if my information is
right,  you'll be VERY suprised to find out who it is.....You want to know?
WELL TOO BAD.

Don't worry, Pi still has her Avatar, you just removed the AIDA that 
infected her. Or at least that's what my sources tell me.
Anyway, grab the Beast statue treasure and warp back to town.


	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------
When you return to town you'll get a note that you can replay Avatar 
Battles via the terminal in Raven's @home.

Nothing much to do for now, log-out and check some e-mail.



----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Piros the 3rd  : Re- Tri-Edge
Short version: Basicly Piros has no idea what he's getting into.
 Make sure to Reply: "Rumors?"
----------------------------------


----------------------------------
-E-mail-   Atoli : Something Important
Short version: Apperentally she needs to talk to you
 right away in Mac Anu.
Hmmm something smells fishy about this.
----------------------------------



----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Pi  :  Re-Comatose
Short version: Reply: "Debt"
----------------------------------

Afterward log-in


	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------
You see Atoli and she's like flipping out.

Anyway it's kinda funny. Better head out for the @home of the 2nd 
largest guild in "The World". Personally I really like this guild....
except for a few choice people.

	----------------------------
-------14)Setting,Eterinty's,Night Moon	-------
	----------------------------
Area Type:Landscape
Area Level: (none)
Party:Haseo,Atoli,Pi
My level: 31


Just keep moving and watch the scenes. Nothing too much I have to go over.
I'll Comment later:




-Zelkova is extreemly intresting to me, He knows things that normal people
 don't. Not to mention he is every bit as strong if not stronger then Gabi.
 The major difference between the two is that Gabi shows off his strength now
 and then, Zelkova's strength isn't necessarily in levels (Don't get me wronge
 he's one of the strongest out there) but rather his strength is greatest in 
what he can do outside of the game. But I won't say too much more, I'll 
only give two hints: 1)In the old game this person had a tendency to randomly 
pop up here and there to watch major events unfold.2) Also, normal players can
 not edit Zelkova's horns into their character like he did; There was also 
a person in the old games who had a character like that.

-Note that Zelkova was at that area to "observe".
Pi Abruptly ends the meeting and leaves.

	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------
When you get back to town, Pi brings up some very important points. Haseo
 is drawing WAY too much attention. I mean it's bad enough that he's the 
Terror of Death, but on top of 
that now he's becoming famous in the Tourtament.
Now then, log-out and check for e-mails.

The Official Forum has a topic about moon tree. Atoli made a post, reply to
 it and be nice to get affection raised.


----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Gaspard  : Good Luck
Short version: He give you an area key word to level up at: Useless.
----------------------------------

----------------------------------
-E-mail-  CC Corp  : Second round notice
Short version: Time to fight again.
----------------------------------

----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Atoli  : Re-Congrats
Short version: reply: "Zelkova"
----------------------------------

Check news and forums too.


----------------------------------
-News-
Short version: Just an artical about the space programm.
----------------------------------

----------------------------------
Forum Topic- 
Short Version: 
The World- Some stuff on armor
and the Hidden Quest in the game.
CrimisonVS- Nothing important.
News-Nothing to big.
Rumors- Stupid crap
Apkallu- new pics
----------------------------------

Save and Log-in.
Atoli replied to your post on the official forum.
	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------
This is your last chance to level up before the next round. I would be level
32 if I were you or else this becomes a bit of a challenge, but not too bad.

Also, I should note that you might want to talk with Death Grunty to see where
you stand on the Books of 1000.

Anyway I went ahead and took off for a level 34 area.


	----------------------------
-------**)(Random),(Random),(Random)-------
	----------------------------
Area Type:Field
Area Level:34
Party:Haseo,Atoli,Silabus
My level: 31


I Should mention that you should save any higher leveled equipment.
Also you're not allowed to gain a weapon level over 5 before the first round
of the tourtament, and as for me I was just about to gain another level, thats
how I found out. Point being is that when you reach Weapon level 7 with your
twin swords you'll gain Tri-Strike, your last Art for Twin Swords. After that
I would work a bit on your broad sword skills, after all it'll probably end up
being your weapon of choice.

	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------
Also now that I've been thinking of Weapon Levels. There's a Cleric that you
can trade with in town called Henko. She has these items that you can get 
from her that will raise you're weapon level by 50%. If you have enough items
that she finds valueable, you can get these  from her and raise weapons levels
fast.  I believe that Weapon level 7 renders your finial Art for Each type of
Weapon. That's four arts each, your party members can only get up to 3 arts 
each. So don't bother using those items on them. Also I'm prety sure there's a
guy called Corporal *something*, anyway he has those items to trade aswell. 
(Note that if they don't have those items yet, they will later in the game)

-Make sure to do the chores:
Save game,Buy healing items,Work to upgrade equipment, and Restock

When all is ready, get set for the next round: Warp to the Arena

	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Lumina Cloth	    -------
	----------------------------
Register for the next round.

As you guys prepare for the next round Haseo shows that he really really really
is an @$$hole. I swear. Anyway good luck with the fight.

	----------------------------
---------15) Tourtament: Round Two	--------------
	----------------------------
-Party:Haseo (33),Atoli(32),Silabus(32)
-Opponets: Matsu (33),Bekunai(32),Yosuke(32)
-Before the fight advice: 

This time you'll have to beat Matsu for real, no story event
to save you this time. Just pound that crap out of him. Good luck.
-------------------------------------------------


Afterward you see some scenes at which point you aquire Flame Sword. Which is
 sweet cause  it's a really good weapon. Not a thing to do but log out and
 check e-mails.

As you go to check your e-mail (if you visited Death Grunty and caught up on
 how you've progressed with the books of 1000) you may have new Greeting 
cards. Feel free to send them to anyone you want. I suggest Kuhn and Pi 
over the others just becuase their characters  have backgrounds that are 
more relavent to the story line.


Aside from that, Check your e-mail:



----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Gaspard  : RE- Good luck
Short version: He just says thanks
----------------------------------


----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Piros the 3rd  : New Descration Discovered.
Short version: Piros found a new location where a Tri-Edge Sign mark is.
 Hmmmm....
----------------------------------


Also the Apkallu has some new pictures to look at.
Log-in when ready.




	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Lumina Cloth	    -------
	----------------------------
Warp over to Mac Anu.

	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------

Just warp to the area, don't invite anyone.



	----------------------------
-------16)Hidden,Forbidden,Bulwark-------
	----------------------------
Area Type: Landscape
Area Level: None
Party:Haseo,None,None
My level: 33

As you warp toward this area you'll see some scenes. Watch first then
 read on.





Ovan and Yata seem to have an understanding with one another, and it seems
 to me they know exactly what's been happening to Haseo and why...or at least
 Ovan understands completly. Ovan also mentions that the wall is a 'prison '
for something, either what is on the other side of the wall, or what's on
'this' side of the wall......


As Haseo shows up Piros' dang ugly face is there to greet him. Just keep 
talking to him until Haseo says there's no point in sticking around.

Warp back to Town.

	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------

When you get back to town get ready for some training: You need to level
you and your Party up and look into new equipment up-grades.


Buy/Trade/Find from treasure chest:
(Haseo)Level 30 Twin swords-Customize with Fire attack and +10% Critacal hit
(Haseo)Level 32 Flame Sword (matsu gives this to you after the second round)
(Haseo) Level 35 Heavey Armor- Customize with -10% Physical damage, and -10%
 Magic Damage.
(Haseo) level 24 or 35 accessory- Customize with Arts Knowledge
(Atoli)Level 32 Staff- Customize with Water attack and Cure (or)Sleep
(Atoli)level 28 Robes- Customize with -10% Physical damage
(Atoli) Level 24 0r 35 accessory- Customize with Heal Knowledge 
(Silabus)Level 35 Sword- Customize with fire attack
(Silabus) Level 28 light armor- Customize with -10% Physical damage
(Silabus)level 24 or 35 accessory- Customize with Arts Knowledge 


When you and your party reach level 36, you'll be able to equipe all these
items and you'll easily be ready for the next round. When you're done with
 that log-out to continue the story.

By the way, at some point near here Canard's guild rank should probably
increase to the 2nd rank. What this means is that you may or may not be
getting an e-mail from cc-corp saying that You can buy up-grades for the guild.
Just go to Death grunty and talk to him. All you need to know is that if you
 get the expansion you can sell up to 7 items at the guild shop at one time,
 and store more items.

----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Antares  : Extreemly Urgent
Short version: Go to the Arena
----------------------------------

	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------
Warp over to the other town.

	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Lumina Cloth	    -------
	----------------------------
Chase Alkaid to the back ally Behind the Arena.

Watch the scenes with Haseo and Endrance. The pric decides to tick Haseo
off yet again.

I love how Haseo randomly decides that loging-out and checking his e-mail
would be a good idea right in the middle of throwning a little tirade.

Take his advice:


----------------------------------
-E-mail-   Gaspard : you'll win
Short version: he says that he's sorry he can do little more then help you find
good area to train at. Well I'll be the judge of that.
----------------------------------

----------------------------------
-E-mail- CC Corp   : Semi-Finals
Short version: It's almost time to fight the next match....Almost, you need to
go out and level up. But we can do that in a bit.
----------------------------------

----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Silabus  : Contrats
Short version: There's a quest that he'd like to do with you
and Gaspard.
----------------------------------

Go ahead and log-in. 

	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Lumina Cloth	    -------
	----------------------------

Go ahead and put Silabus in your party and head over to the counter and 
register. Then get ready for the semi-finals match.

There's nothing to say about the waiting room because nothing is said
between Haseo and party. But you get to watch some funny scenes with
Kuhn and Pi. =P

---------17)Tourtament: Semi-Finals--------------
	----------------------------
-Party:Haseo (37),Atoli(36),Silabus(36)
-Opponets: Alkaid (36),Mika(35),Luca(35)
-Before the fight advice: 

If you made sure to Level up and get equipment then this fight will 
be very easy. Just keep at it and don't give up. There shouldn't be 
too much trouble for you. Good luck and see you on the other side.
-------------------------------------------------


Don't read on till the tourtament round is over.














--------------------------------
Movie- Alkaid's Furry
Short Version/Main points: See, it's kinda weird, cause Haseo 
didn't MEAN to summon skeith, it kinda happened. That's not a good 
sign. But needless to say he still won the round and will face off
 with the last team in the finials.
----------------------------------

And then we have the scenes with Kuhn and Pi again. Kuhn is gana
 show Haseo just how terrifying the power of avatars are.

Well nothing to do but log-out and check the fourms and e-mail.

----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Gaspard  : Found Rumor
Short version: Gaspard found a Rumor on the 
board, make sure to check it out.
----------------------------------

After you read the Board, go ahead and log-in.


	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Lumina Cloth	    -------
	----------------------------

Warp over to Mac Anu.

	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------

Head off for the area.




	----------------------------
-------18)Hidden,Forbidden,Bulwark-------
	----------------------------
Area Type: Landscape
Area Level: None
Party:Haseo,None,None
My level: 37

As you enter you'll approch the wall to see some scenes.
	




	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------

As you warp back to town, DONT log-out. Form a party with Atoli and
Silibus. You all need to get to level 42 before you log-out and head 
for the next round of the tourtament.


	----------------------------
-------**)(Random),(Random),(Random)-------
	----------------------------
Area Type:Field
Area Level:39
Party:Haseo,Atoli,Silabus
My level: 37

Level-up alot and then head back to town.

	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------

Once back I should mention a few things to keep in mind:
1) is that by this point in the game Henko should have skill books
to up your weapon levels
2) Is that Haseo and Atoli will be able to get a level 42 peice of armor.
3) Eventually you may or may not come across some level 40 accessories.
They're the best this game can offer, so make sure to get some.
4) You'll probably need to head back out and keep leveling-up.

	----------------------------
-------**)(Random),(Random),(Random)-------
	----------------------------
Area Type:Field
Area Level:40
Party:Haseo,Atoli,Silabus
My level: 38


	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------
Restock, Trade, Buy/sell, upgrade equipment.


	----------------------------
-------**)(Random),(Random),(Random)-------
	----------------------------
Area Type:Field
Area Level:42
Party:Haseo,Atoli,Silabus
My level: 40


	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------
When you get back to town you should be ready for the next and final round.
Make sure to scout out for the last bits of equipment you might need, it'll
 probably just be armor and accessories.Get what you can, the last round is 
not easy, and if you aren't ready for it, you'll get you @$$ handed to you.
So when you think your ready Log-out and check your mail.

----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Silabus  : I'm Nourvous
Short version: Gives you some area words to level up at, again 
useless at this point for you.
----------------------------------

----------------------------------
-E-mail-  CC-Corp  : Tourtment Notice
Short version: Time to fight the finial round.
----------------------------------

Log back in.






		   ------------
---------------------The Change-------------------
		   ------------











	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------
Get Silabus and Atoli into a Party and head over to the arena.

	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Lumina Cloth	    -------
	----------------------------
Last Chance to do anything you need to. Then it's the Final Round.


Remeber way at the begining of the Tourtament that Kuhn said GU members were
 taking part in the tourtament to target Endrance? Yeah well lets just say you 
and them want to fight Endrance, so you two teams will have to fight it out to
 decided who gets to go to the Championship match.


	----------------------------
---------19) Tourtament: Finials--------------
	----------------------------
-Party:Haseo (42),Atoli(42),Silabus(42)
-Opponets: Kuhn (41),Pi(41),Antares(41)
-Before the fight advice: 

If you've prepared for this, and you know your arena tactics.
And with some luck, and serious kicking of @$$ you'll do ok. Really 
the best thing you can do is pick one of your opponents and just focus 
on that one only. I would just consentrate on that person Silabus is 
attacking. Or use the Menu and have Silabus use an Arts on the person 
you're attacking so he focuses on that person aswell. Just makes sure to
 REALLY keep an eye on Kuhn's Steam gunner attacks. He uses them ALOT. 
So either use that to your advantage and 
counter-attack, or just hold the block button.

Good luck and see you on the other side.




-----------------------------------
BOSS FIGHT!: Magus
My Level: 42
Enemy Attacks:

Normal shot- Kuhn will fire off a volley of rapid fire, dash like crazy
to avoid.

Flash of Green- A bunch of lasers will shoot out from magus. First they will
 go down the screen. Move a little to the left, then when the lasers start to
 come back up, move right back a little
to where you started. They'll miss you entirely.

Unforgiving Bud- Basicly Kuhn will release a bunch of buds that will come
 to attack you. Slash at them as the come closer to destroy them. If you 
can't get them all , dash away in the oppisite direstion.

Data Drain- Kuhn won't use Data Drain on you. Good thing too.

Stragedy:
--!!!-- This is important. Kuhn uses his avatar's shield to block
almost all of your attacks. You can break the shield and stun Magus 
by shooting all the green ovals that rotate on the out side of his 
shield. Basicly they'll shatter,and when their all gone, the shield 
will break you you will be able to land some slashes to inflict some
 major damage.

-----------------------------------


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
----------------
I here by say that this my FAVORITE CG movie in this game, AND almost
the BEST I've seen in the entire series of all the games (old and new).
There's only a handful of other scenes that can compare to this story event.
When I first watched this I almost cried.......almost. But none the less it
teaches a truly great lesson about power and the responsibilities of having
it. Anyway, enjoy the movies. They really are awesome.
----------------
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Finishes all the scenes then come back and read.
-------------------------------------------------









--------------------------------
Movie- Roar of the Beast
Short Version/Main points: Yeah Haseo looses control of his Avatar, and Skeith
decides to have a heyday. At this point Haseo starts freaking out cause Skaeith
it seriously kicking Kuhn's @$$.
----------------------------------
You see some scenes where Kuhn talk to Haseo.
--------------------------------
Movie- Magus' Death
Short Version/Main points: That's right Kuhn is dead, and Magus is destroyed
when Skeith Data Drains Kuhn's Avatar.
----------------------------------



Actually Kuhn is alright. See apperentally each Avatar has a Special ability,
 Kuhn's avatar can generate all sorts of data, So kuhn made a look-alike of
 his own Avatar and that is what Skeith ACTUALLY Data Drained. Which means
 Kuhn's Avatar is fine and so is Kuhn. This whole thing makes Haseo realize 
just how dangerous avatars are and so FINIALLY Haseo is less of an @$$Hole
 and takes one more step toward becoming the coolest and most bad @$$ hero 
ever seen in the .Hack series. To be honest one could almost describe his 
new attatude as almost positive. Cheers!



When it's all said and done with, log-out.


----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Yata  : Endrance
Short version: You need to go to Raven to Advance 
plot. But first the other e-mails.
----------------------------------


----------------------------------
-E-mail-   Piros the 3rd : Re: Rumors
Short version: yeah reply anyway you want, it doesn't matter.
----------------------------------


----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Silibus  : Re- You don't need to know
Short version: Just that you're gana fight Endrance. Lol,
 who'd a thunk that a poor leveled down Terror of Death, low level
Blade from a noob support guild, and a Cleric from Moon Tree would 
face the a very famous Emperor in the Champoinship. 
----------------------------------


----------------------------------
-E-mail-   Kuhn : Kestral
Short version: Just some back ground info. on Kuhn.
----------------------------------


----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Atoli  : Re-Zelkova
Short version: She just says some nice things about him.
----------------------------------

Alright well enough of that, time to log-in and check out 
what's going on at Raven.

	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Lumina Cloth	    -------
	----------------------------

Warp over to mac Anu.
	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------
Head over to Raven.

As you enter you see some scenes. Pi and Haseo finially kiss and make 
up. lol. Kuhn is as out going as ever, must be all those Women he like
 to flirt with, he never has to put up with any of them in real life. 
=P Just kidding. No, other then his questionable habits he really is a 
cool guy. Anyway as you watch Yata will give Haseo a new assignment. Yata 
wants Haseo to have a talk with Endrance because pratically nothing is 
known about him.

Hey, don't forget, there is a Avatar battle Simulator at the Serpent 
of Lore terminal. If you beat the pratice battles you can earn some 
extra back grounds for the desktop.


Anyway, You only have the Championship match, so time to finish what you 
started. Get your normal party together and head for another batch of 
training. For the next round I suggest
having everyone at level 47: Not too high but not too weak either.


	----------------------------
-------**)(Random),(Random),(Random)-------
	----------------------------
Area Type:Field
Area Level:44
Party:Haseo,Atoli,Silabus
My level: 42

When you get back to town:

Buy/Trade/Find from treasure chest:
(Haseo)Level 30 Twin swords-Customize with Fire attack and +10% Critacal hit
(Haseo)Level 43 Broad Sword-Customize with Fire attack and +10% Critacal hit
(Haseo) Level 47 Heavey Armor- Customize with -10% Physical damage,
 and -10% Magic Damage.
(Haseo) level 40 accessory- Customize with Arts Knowledge X2
(Atoli)Level 32 or 38 Staff- Customize with Water attack and Cure (or)Sleep
(Atoli)level 42 Robes- Customize with -10% Physical damage and 
-10% Magic Damage.
(Atoli) Level 40 accessory- Customize with Heal Knowledge X2
(Silabus)Level 35 Sword- Customize with fire attack and +10% Critacal hit
(Silabus) Level 42 light armor- Customize with -10% Physical damage
(Silabus)level 40 accessory- Customize with Arts Knowledge X2

Also Restock any healing items you might need.

If you log-out you'll have some e-mails there. Don't worry you should have some
 extra time to gain the last few levels you need. There's one e-mail here
 that's very important being that you'll need it to get a new sword for Haseo.

Log-Out.

----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Atoli  : I'm thrilled
Short version: what's important is that she gives you some very important
key words that will alow you to 1) get a new and better broad swords for 
Haseo, and 2) will give you some words that you can creat higher 
leveled areas with.
----------------------------------

----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Pi  : Re-Debt
Short version: She gives you some words of encouragement
----------------------------------

----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Pi  : A good lesson
Short version: There's a quest she would like 
you and Kuhn to go with her.
----------------------------------

----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Kuhn  : Quest
Short version: he has a quest you and pi should go
with him on too.
----------------------------------

----------------------------------
-E-mail-  cc-Corp  : Title Match
Short version:  Time for the title match, but first
we need to level up and get that Broad sword, the best 
broad sword for the first game.
----------------------------------


Log-in.
	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------

Head out to gain the last few levels and equipment.

	----------------------------
-------**)(Random),(Random),(Random)-------
	----------------------------
Area Type:Field
Area Level:47
Party:Haseo,Atoli,Silabus
My level: 45

Hopfully You will be getting  the level 43 Broad sword, and you 
should be getting extras: use the extras to alchmise them and make 
it more powerful.

When you get back to town:

Buy/Trade/Find from treasure chest:
(Haseo)Level 30 Twin swords-Customize with Fire attack and +10% Critacal hit
(Haseo)Level 43 Broad Sword-Customize with Fire attack and +10% Critacal hit
(Haseo) Level 47 Heavey Armor- Customize with -10% Physical damage,
 and -10% Magic Damage.
(Haseo) level 40 accessory- Customize with Arts Knowledge X2
(Atoli)Level 32 or 38 Staff- Customize with Water attack and Cure (or)Sleep
(Atoli)level 42 Robes- Customize with -10% Physical damage 
and -10% Magic Damage.
(Atoli) Level 40 accessory- Customize with Heal Knowledge X2
(Silabus)Level 35 Sword- Customize with fire attack and +10% Critacal hit
(Silabus) Level 42 light armor- Customize with -10% Physical damage
(Silabus)level 40 accessory- Customize with Arts Knowledge X2

Also Restock any healing items you might need.

By this time you should be ready to go for sure.
Also, Now would be a good time to try and find those Beginner Texts from
Henko and Corporal Yano. You should gain your the last of your Arts at 
wepons level 7. You probably wont be able to reach that weapon level but 
trying doesn't hurt.  When you're all ready head for the Title match at 
Lumina Cloth, it's time to finish what
we started. 


Save and then time to head off for the Arena and the Title Match

	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Lumina Cloth	    -------
	----------------------------

As you warp to Lumina Cloth you'll see some scenes with En and Sakubo.

Register for the Fight at the counter and get ready to rock.



	----------------------------
---------20) Tourtament: Title Match--------------
	----------------------------
-Party:Haseo (47),Atoli(47),Silabus(47)
-Opponets: Endrance (45),(None),(None)
-Before the fight advice: 

As you enter you'll see some scenes with Ovan. You find out that Haseo 
was in Ovan's guild: The Twlight Brigade. Zelkova mentions that he is 
now extreemly intrested in  Haseo now....hehehe. And of course Zelkova
 would be I mean if you knew what I know about  Zelkova you might understand.
 Also the .Hack Vertrans know what I'm talking about. I mean the character 
that Zelkova used to be had a reputation for poping in here and there and 
always being around when something big went down. (At this point its only
 a rumor and hasn't been totaly confirmed, but it makes alot of sence 
considering the evidence)



Just hack away. Endrance is a extreemly quick fighter, but you can be
faster. Let Silabus hack away at him and when he attempts to use the Arts,
 just counter attack.

Good luck and see you on the other side.




-----------------------------------
BOSS FIGHT!: Macha
My Level: 47
Enemy Attacks:

Normal shot- he'll throw two sets of disks at you, dash to avoid. They're
fast,so be quick.

Normal Slash- When he charges you dodge to the side then shoot to stun Macha.

Bolt of Love- Endrance unleashes several Rose like flowers, they'll come near
 you and fire
a laser type shot at you. You can defend by destroying the flowers when they
 get close.

Seductive Voice- He attacks with sound waves, just keep dashing to the side and
 you'll be fine.

Bewitching wind- Endrance surounds Macha with parts of roses, be careful. This
 is one of the more dangerous attacks. You can't even hit macha with a shot: 
Macha will raise up in the air a bit more and when it does it will charge you 
right afterward. BE CAREFUL, you have to be quick and dash out of the way fast.
 This is also a great openign to stun.

Data Drain- Endrance will go nuts in terms of Data Drain. So I hope you got
your Data Drain defence stradgey down-> Two button smashing.

Stragedy:
--!!!-- Macha is very fast and you'll have to be on your toes to dodge .
The best oppertunity to stun Macha is when Endrance charges you, dodge to the 
side and while Macha's back is turned fire away. You should be able to stun;
then move in fast to land some slashes.

when Macha protect breaks, DD his but.


When the fight ends MAKE SURE to listen to what Endrance says as his cat 
dissapears. He says one word, and it's all that the fans of the older games 
will know exactly who Endrance is from the old games. AND YES, this 
character connection is in fact confirmed.
-----------------------------------










--------------------------------
Movie- "She" Dissappers
Short Version/Main points: He says just one word: "Mia". And for the
 vetrans, there is only one character that Was very close to Mia. 
That explains why he has Macha for an avatar, and
also why he's got the whole blue hair thing going on.
----------------------------------




CONGRATS: You have now finished the tourtmant and we all can FINIALLY get on
 with our lives. Lol, well I hope you enjoyed that cause you get to do it 
again later. hehe. Anyway, nothing to do but log-out and check the new mail,
 lots of new mail, you just got.

----------------------------------
-E-mail-  CC-Corp  : Crowning Cermony
Short version: New event to top off your win, YAY!
----------------------------------

----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Sakubo  : You'll Pay
Short version: She's pi$$ed at you.
----------------------------------

----------------------------------
-E-mail- Antares   : Just as I expected
Short version: He says you did him proud. lol.
----------------------------------

----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Yata  : Good Work
Short version: He says that you did well and mentions he's
intrested in what Endrance ment by: "The outside world"
----------------------------------

----------------------------------
-E-mail-   Pi : well done
Short version: More or less the same as above
----------------------------------

----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Kuhn  : Congrats
Short version: Same as ppl above, but he says he'd be glad to 
join you on a quest.
----------------------------------

----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Gaspard  : Amazing
Short version: He says it's awesome to have a Arena Emperor in the guild.
----------------------------------

----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Silabus  : Congrats
Short version: He says its great to have you there.
----------------------------------

----------------------------------
-E-mail-   Atoli : Congrats
Short version: She says she hope she helped, lol: if
it wasn't for her you would have died so many times it's not funny.
----------------------------------


Anyway, check the news and Forum since it's been 
awhile since anything new has been on there:

----------------------------------
-News-
Short version: Some stuff about new technology and then an artical about 
'The World'.
----------------------------------


----------------------------------
Forum Topic- 
Short Version: Some stuff about CC-corp and
 then some picture in the Apkulla.
----------------------------------







When you're done, go ahead and log-in.

	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Lumina Cloth	    -------
	----------------------------
Warp over to Mac Anu,


	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------

Head for the harbor, I like to take the nice long bike ride there and enjoy
the feeling of beating the Tourtment. Also, as you walk by in the Towns now,
you'll notice some people will recongize you as the Emperor.

You'll find the ship at the harbor, bord the ship and talk to the Captian.

When you do you'll find yourself at the Lost Grounds: Isles of Kings.



	---------------------------------
-------Town: Lost Grounds: Isles of Kings.-------
	--------------------------------
Just go around and talk to everyone you see, make sure to talk to the people
at the docks too. There's a few that are easy to miss.

I hate to say it but one of the people is Piros, and yeah he is......talk to
 him. He's On the dock farest out, and when I said he was gay, I ment it.

So anyway, when you talk to Everyone, go looking for Atoli, she in the 
pavilion out off of the dinner area.

You see some scenes with Atoli and Ovan..
Very sad, Ovan is a Bast@*d. 

Anyway......

When it's all done and over will, head back to the city.

	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------
 Then log-out.







		-------------------------------
-----------------The Other Side of 'The World'-------------------
		-------------------------------








----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Yata  : Urgent
Short version: You need to go to Raven, and fast too.
---------------------------------

----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Silabus  : About Atoli
Short version: He tells you about Atoli and how 
Haseo never thanked her for what she did for you
 guys in the arena. 
---------------------------------

Well Check the forums real 'quick like' and then log-in.

----------------------------------
Forum Topic- 
Short Version: there's some topics about the new artist for
Crimsion VS.
----------------------------------




	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------
As you log-in you'll see some scenes with Atoli at the Lost Grounds.


As you enter mac Anu, head for Raven.

As you enter you'll yet more scenes, watch first then move on.





--------------------------------
Movie- Other Side
Short Version/Main points: Atoli got sucked through the Tri-Edge Sign,
 looks like you need to go chase after her and find out what the crap is 
going on. And yes Atoli is a possible Avatar user. Yata found that out when
Haseo used Skeith for the first time on the Pkers. Also, you may or may not
remember there was one other person who saw Haseo use the Avatar. hehehe, 
if you're not sure then look it up in the movies from your desktop.
----------------------------------

You'll also see some scenes with Ovan and Yata talking.


--Preparing for the Final Battle-


Anywho, Kuhn and Pi will be with you for your finial party when you face 
the finial Boss. And yes, sadly our time is quickly comming to a close.

However, not just yet, Kuhn and Pi are level 44 at this point, they need
 to gain 6 more levels. Haseo should be around level 47, he needs 3 more
 levels. Also you'll need get the 
following equipment and items:


Buy/Trade/Find from treasure chest:
(Haseo)Level 40 Twin swords-Customize with Fire attack and +10% Critacal hit.
(If you want to get the best set of twin blades in the game Keep reading)

(Haseo)Level 43 Broad Sword-Customize with Fire attack and +10% Critacal hit.
(Alchemise to +5)
(Haseo) Level 47 Heavey Armor- Customize with -10% Physical damage,
 and -10% Magic Damage.
(Haseo) level 40 accessory- Customize with Arts Knowledge X2.

(Pi)Level 32 Gauntlets - Customize with Fire attack and +10% Critacal hit.
(Pi)level 42 Light armor- Customize with -10% Physical damage 
and -10% Magic Damage.
(Pi) Level 40 accessory- Customize with Heal Knowledge and Arts Knowledge.

(Kuhn)Level 41 Steam Gun- Customize with fire attack and +10% Critacal hit.
(Kuhn) Level 42 Light armor- Customize with -10% Physical damage.
(Kuhn)level 40 accessory- Customize with Arts Knowledge X2.


Also: if you can find Henko or Corporal Yano and get the Begingers text 
and Beginers Book. You will gain the 4th and finial Arts for your weapons
 at skill level 7. Also, Your party members will gain only 2-3 Arts, 
not 4 like you. Or if you like now that the tourtment is over
head over to the arena and gain some skill exp from the Arena.

-Important- I should note that Pi and Kuhn will just talk to you if you 
attempt to trade with them or anything like that, so you'll have to 
take them to a field if you intend to give them any of the above 
mentioned things.


	----------------------------
-------**)(Random),(Random),(Random)-------
	----------------------------
Area Type:Field
Area Level:48
Party:Haseo,Pi, Kuhn
My level: 47

Just level up, gain back some cash you spent of equipment and what not.
Also, try and gain your 4th Arts. But when it's all said and done, 
head back to town.


Ok At this point in the game there's a pile of quests to do at the quest 
shop. But, there's no sense in doing them now because you'll have lots of 
time after you beat the game. So cheers. I'll cover all of them in the 
Post-Game section that way it makes things easier and more  enjoyable, 
and of Course the game's hidden quest. And you Can't do that one till you
beat the game anyway.

	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------

Re-stock then head back out one last time.



	----------------------------
-------**)(Random),(Random),(Random)-------
	----------------------------
Area Type:Field
Area Level:50
Party:Haseo,Pi, Kuhn
My level: 48


	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------
If you need to go out again and gain the last level or two then do so now.

At this time I will cover only one of the quest you can do at the quest shop.
 The reason for this is that Haseo will eventually get his 'ultimate' 
weapon for the game. It's not really the ultimate weapon in the sence 
that it's not one of the lost weapons that really are the ultimate weapons
 that you can get in the second game ; but it's a close as you'll get 
for this game. Anyway get your party together and if you want those 
Twin Blades (I mean they are prety cool and all.) then  read the 
following section. If not then Skip the next part and read where
the title for the Final Battle is.


------Ultimate Weapons for Haseo-------

Ok here is where I show the Pros and Cons between the best 2 sets
of twin blades you can get:

Name:Ripper's Blade:
Level: 45
Combo Style: Speed (extra set speed attacks added like the level 30 spin axe)
Physical Attack: +15
Elemental Bonus: None
Customize Bonus: None
Slots: Filled, can't be changed.
To get: Complete the Bounty hunter Test Quest, 
then hunt down all 7 pkers on black list

Name: Spin Needle
Level: 40
Combo Style: Hold and Release
Physical Attack: +14
Elemental Bonus: +1 Wind (and added Elemental)
Costumize Bonus: Up to X 1.25
To Get:  Will cost 120,000+ gp to Alchemise. To do that you must buy
6 level 35 Spin Axe, Alchmise them to get Spin Axe +5, use with
Level 40 Spin Needle to get Spin Needle +1 (levl 40). If you do this
5 times it will cost you 120,000+ gp, but you'll have the strongest 
twin swords because of (X 1.25 Damage). 
Slots: Fill in what you like.
To Get: Prize for toutament, then Alchmise 5 times with Spin Axe+5.

Honestly the Ripper's Blade is cheaper, easier to get, and is almost 
just as good.

----------------------
Name: Broad Wings
Level: 43
Combo Style: Hold and Release
Physical Attack: +38
Elemental Bonus: None
Costumize Bonus: Up to X 1.25
To Get: Find on in a field, then Alchmise 5 more to it
to gain the (X 1.25 Damage) bonus.

-Honestly it's that simple.
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---------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------How to get the Ripper's Blade-----------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Head for the Quest shop and accept the Bounty Hunter Test.

	Quest:Bounty Hunter Test
	----------------------------
-------21)Dancing,Mourning,Masquerade (Q)-------
	----------------------------
Area Type:Field
Area Level:10
Party:Haseo,Pi, Kuhn
My level:50

This is very very easy, just go around and kill everything at the alters.
When you're done head back to town.

	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------
Finish the quest. Note that the bounty hunter dude will
not apear in the alley unil you log out and check your e-mail,then log back in.
Make sure to talk to him before you start in on the next part.
Basicly you need to defeat the 7 'BlackList' Pkers. If you do that
you earn the best twin blades in the game. =)
Now then you'll be heading to an area. Theres one
that I know of that'll work well for what we're going to be doing.

It is fields with battle Area->(where you encounter other players
 including pkers)

VERY close to the warp point where you enter the field at.
If you keep entering the battle areas you will eventually
come across all 7 of the pkers, defeat them all and you'll earn those twin 
blades.

Here are the area KeyWords I used to do this and also the list of the Pkers 
and their classes.
(The keywords should all have Beserker for the third word.)

Key words: 
-- Counting, Red Plum's, Berserker

(or try)

Protected, Wraths, Berserker

This is probably the best place your gana find that'll work the best for you.


	----------------------------
-------22)Counting, Red Plum's, Berserker (q)-------
	----------------------------
Area Type: Field
Area Level:40
Party:Haseo,Pi, Kuhn
My level: 50

-The 7 Black List Pkers-
Name/Class

Greedy Cervantes-Blade
Genjyo the Fatal-Steam Gunner
Fiery Genie-Five-Warlock
Magical Pokotan-Twin Sword
Garden Michelle-Lord Partisan
Poision Lei Lei-Tribel Grappler
Immortal Goriki- Edge Punisher

--Just repeat until you kill all 7, You may have to do this many times because
when you enter a battle Area the battle will be with: A) Normal Monsters,
B)Normal Pker, Or  C) Black List Pker.

-See the dude in the back alley in the Mercenary District
for your rewards, including one of the best sets of twin blades 
upon completling the list.
--Also, this is a good place to do the Mecha Grunty thing. Use the warp point
to get to the other island, Mecha Grunty is close by. Kick the trees for Chims.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------------





	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------
This is the last chance to level up and grab what you need befroe the finial
battle. When you are finially ready head for the Final Area.

-Alright then, Really there's nothing else I can do. You've got the best 
chance now more then ever of beating the finial boss. 

-IMPORTANT!!-There is one thing I should mention, I'm prety sure I
said this before somewhere in the game, but it is VERY important that you teach
Repth to Pi. Just go to the magic store and buy the Repth scroll, use it 
on Pi. Once done, set her to "Life" under strategy. 



Ok then, on to the end of the game:



	----------------------------
-------23)Hidden,Forbidden,Bulwark-------
	----------------------------
Area Type:LandScape
Area Level: None
Party:Haseo(50),Pi(50),Kuhn(50)
My level:50

Ok as you enter the area you'll see some scenes and given the last
chance to turn back, well if you've done even half the things I told you
to you'll be fine.

As you enter the 'Other side' you'll watch some scenes and movies.
Be forewarned, this is a two part battle. Stop for now, and go play till you're
ready to begin combat with the final boss, then pause and come back to read,
Good Luck:


















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Movie- Old Enemy
Short Version/Main points: HE'S BACK!!!!! Hehehe, time to 
settle things, but first a note from your friendly commentator; do you
find it intresting that Tri-Edge didn't even seem to notice that Haseo and the
gang were even standing there until AFTER Haseo drew his swords and 
prepared to attack?
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BOSS FIGHT!: That's right, it's Tri-Edge, or I should say someone else maybe: 
see if you  importated data from the old games, What ever you named Kite in 
the Old games will be his name in the new ones also. =)

My Level: 50
Enemy Attacks:

Normal Slash: He sends a blue slash of fire at you. Stay Behind him.

Area Attack: Tri-Edge will rise in the air and release a Sphere of blue fire.

Attack Skill- Not sure what it's called but he'll charge you or a party member 
and attack, then dissapear then reapear and attack again, he'll do this 
several times.

Amazing Skill: Not sure what this is called either, but he'll pin one character
in mid air, then he'll form 3 copies of tri-edge, together they'll attack the
party member many times, over-all doing a good amount of damage.



Stragedy: Stay behind him as much as possible. Hack away with the broad 
sword, it works best. Keep health up by setting Pi to Healer, if you gave
her the Repth scroll she should at least have that spell to keep you and 
kuhn alive. That's it good luck. Beat his @$$ then come back  and read more.
--!!!-- 
-----------------------------------









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Movie- Evolving Threat
Short Version/Main points: Yeah, he's not done yet. Enough said.
Anyway as you they start to fall though the floor, make sure to
look closly at the big black blob of black matter that looks alot like AIDA.
If you ask me I think it's important, tho I've been told it's not. But we 
shall see in the next game.
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-----------------------------------
BOSS FIGHT!: Azure Flame god
My Level: EVER BIT OF 50
Enemy Attacks:

Normal shot- He fires a line of blue fire balls, move in between them to avoid
 damage.

Area Attack- He'll unload two large fire balls on you. They'll explode to form
lots of little fire balls. As it starts to explode, start to move forward,
don't dash till the last second, and then only once. That way when the come
together at you, you'll pass through the open  space in the  center, leaving 
you unharmed.


--Azure Tigger Claws-- This is the most annoying attack EVER, He'll throw two
sets of  blades at you, but if you just stand still and combo slash at them,
 you'll run out of slashs in the combo, and the last two times you need to 
slash you won't be able to. Hence they'll hit you for decent damage and 
that'll add up after awhile. There's only ONE way I  know how to beat back 
this attack.
1) as he throws the Spinning blades at you, wait for half a second then
dash forward at him and slash ONLY twice. This will knock the blades 
to the side for just a second.

2) Then, VERY quickly dash to the right. As they start to come at you again,
 you will be able to start with a new combo and finsh defelecting them. 
This does not work all the time but I seem to have a 2/3 chance to pull it off.

-Azure Wild Flower- When he pulls back to charge, DASH to the side and do it 
fast, because if he grabs you, you will suffer a MASSIVE ball of energy to the
face. You can only afford to take a hit like that once or twice before you'll
die. But there is one good thing: if he misses you it'll give to the chance to
dash in quickly toward him and land some slashes for a small amount of damage.
Better then nothing. Also he'll probably try to do this several times in a row.



Stragedy: That's right ladies and gentalmen, Skeith and the Azure Flame god are
having a show down!!. Heck yeah, time to seriously kick @$$.

As he starts to shoot flame balls, keep firing into him with Skeith's normal 
shot, try not to move side to side as much as possible, if you can get 4-5 
direct hits in a row, it'll stun him and give you an opening to attack.
Just keep trying to stun him as he throws those normal fire balls at you.
Try not to move as much as possible. You can do it. This is you chance to do 
massive damage on him, you need to do this as much as possible. Other wise you
won't be able to inflict enough damage.


-He'll protect break sooner or later. Charg Data Drain and 
dodge those fire balls!! When he stops, let him have it.

--!!!-- 
-----------------------------------


--------------------------------
Movie- Final Battle
Short Version/Main points: Congrats you finished them game. Watch the events
and enjoy. I'll be seeing you later when the next game comes out May 9,07. 

Till then: Enjoy my sections about the post game activites and everything you
need to do before playing Vol 2.
Later.
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		   --------------------------
-------------------End of Vol. 1 / Post Game-------------------
		   --------------------------


First off you'll get an e-mail from the game creators =)
----------------------------------
-E-mail-  Uchiyamada  : Congrats on finishing
Short version: Basicly he goes over the fact that as long as you keep
your saved game as "Clear Data", you'll be able to load your character's 
items, money, equipment, levels, exp, est. when you start Vol. 2. This has
 to be one of the biggest reasons I love .hack//
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There's a new 'Online Jack' for you to see, which is the last one for this 
game. But don't worry you'll continue to follow Jack's story in the next 
games. And yes, this one is rather good as well, not to mention cool.

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-News-
Short version: there's a boring articale about Methane, and also an 
intresting artical about making a movie about "The World". But lastly 
there is the finial episode for 'Online Jack' that is available for this game,
his story will continue in the next game.
Watch and enjoy.
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----------------------------------
Forum Topic- 
Short Version: Lots of stuff here. There's a sweet topic under
"Got Ganked". People talking about Haseo clearing out the black 
list. Hehehe, sweet!

There's a comment on the Crimsion VS forum about how it may be possibly 
opening soon. You actually get to play it in the second game. The other forums 
just say some other stuff, not too important.
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Anyway, At this point I'm going to cover the games hidden quest,
 regulare quests from the Quest shop, and other odds and ends.
Before you start into the next section I should mention that if you
kept selling stuff at the guild shop, you can visit the central district
and collect the rather large sum of money that Gaspard needs to give you.
I got about 75,000gp for roughly 30+ itmes from training before the 
finial boss. =D

Also, before you sart into Vol 2. I highly suggest collecting
Begginer's Text/Books from Corpral Yano and Henako. You should have
22 at least. And sincw we're talking about getting stuff for the next game.
I suggest you save up about $250,000. This will greatly help you when starting
the next game.


		---------------
---------------- a)Normal Quests ---------------
		---------------
List of normal Quests:

1)Steam Scientist's Invention
2)Animal Mania
3)Crown Quest
4)Bikman's Art Supplies
5)Bounty Hunter's Test
6)Pursuer of the Twilight
7)Crab Monster Party 
8)Maze of the Bird Monster
9)UnderGround Exploration
10)Defeat Gurugon

-------------------------
I'm going to start at the top, beacuse I'm smart like that, and
just go right down the list.

Note- All quest must be started at the Quest shop in Mac Anu.
That is all but the Hidden quest but that would make it a Hidden 
quest and not a normal quest, hence you will find the section on it
after this one. But anywho.
--------------------------





-----1)Steam Scientist's Invention
	----------------------------
-------  Essential,Idling,Old World  -------
	----------------------------
Area Type: Field
Area Level:9
Party: Haseo,Pi, Kuhn
My Level: 50

Basicly you can chose to do things the easy way or the
hard way, If you waited like I did till the end of the 
game to do all the extra quest: you can go right ahead 
charge righ in. However if you are lower leveled and 
need to take percatuions, then Go around the area and 
find all 3 hills. they are more or less ina triangel 
partern, you'll know you're in the right spot when a
cut scene is triggered. When all three itmes are placed
fight the Knuckleman. Really not much to say other the,
use that block buttom, and beat the crap out of him.
At level 50 I beat himin one hit with out using any of
the Dr's items. hehehe.
-Town:Mac Anu
Once back you'll auto. finish the quest.
You'll get a Text of Power and also the begining of a
new Champaign.

-------------------	-------------------	-------------------
	-------------------	-------------------



-----2)Animal Mania
	----------------------------
-------  Screaming,Returning, Princess  -------
	----------------------------
Area Type: Field
Area Level:13
Party: Haseo,Pi, Kuhn
My Level: 50

There's four alters with monsters and some random once here and there.
Clear out an island at a time and then move on.
AKA: run around and slaughter them all.
Finially the Lucky animal will appear, you can find him on the
first hill you came to when you entered the area, so you'll have to
back track a bit. but with the steam bike, it should be no trouble.
chase it down and kick it. 
Good luck.

-Town:Mac Anu
Once back you'll auto. finish the quest. You will recive 
the Text of Stamina.
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	-------------------	-------------------





-----3)Quest:Crown Quest (Story related)
	----------------------------
------- Chasing, Cupid's, Phantom   -------
	----------------------------
Area Type: Temple
Area Level:5
Party: Haseo,Silabus, Gaspard
My Level: 4
In this area you;ll meet enemies that look like blue tigers. They use a magic
watter attack spells. You can tell when you're going to be attacked by the red
circles on the ground comming toward you. Make sure to hold the block button
or suffer a blast of magic in the face.

-This quest is really easy. All you have to do is keep on going through the
dungeon till you run into a Lucky animal. If you kick it, it will summon 
King Chim Chim. The way you do this is: Kick the King three times in a row then
 run away. He'll jump at you and miss. Then, repeat till he's toast. You'll 
auto. warp back to town.	
-Town:Mac Anu
Once back you'll auto. finish the quest. You will recive something called 
the Text of Wisdom
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	-------------------	-------------------




-----4)Bikman's Art Supplies
	     ----------------------------
--------------Creeping, Fourtune's, Paradise
	     ----------------------------
Area Type: Field
Area Level:8
Party: Haseo,Pi, Kuhn
My Level: 50

What you're looking for is way way at the South-East corner of the field.
Bascily you can use your steam bike to get there, but then you HAVE to walk
back. And after picking up the Snow Stone, DO NOT get into a fight with
 monsters or else you'll have to start over. Anyway the best way of doing it
is just staying along the edges of the shore line to avoid monsters.
Also If you wanted to do it a different way, just kill all the monsters 
before you pick up the snow stone.

Anyway, once you get it make your way back to the only Platform in the field.
warp back town.
	
-Town:Mac Anu
Once back you'll auto. finish the quest. You will recive the Text of Sence.
-------------------	-------------------	-------------------
	-------------------	-------------------





-----5)Quest:Bounty Hunter Test (Kinda story related)
	----------------------------
------- Dancing,Mourning,Masquerade  -------
	----------------------------
Area Type:Field
Area Level:10
Party:Haseo,Pi, Kuhn
My level:50


This is very very easy, just go around and kill everything at the alters.
When you're done head back to town.
Back at town you'll get a Text of Power.

As a Side note: This area is a good place for hunting the black list pkers.
	----------------------------
-------Counting, Red Plum's, Berserker-------
	----------------------------
Area Type: Field
Area Level:40
Party:Haseo,Pi, Kuhn
My level: 50

-The 7 Black List Pkers-
Name/Class

Greedy Cervantes-Blade
Genjyo the Fatal-Steam Gunner
Fiery Genie-Five-Warlock
Magical Pokotan-Twin Sword
Garden Michelle-Lord Partisan
Poision Lei Lei-Tribel Grappler
Immortal Goriki- Edge Punisher

--Just repeat until you kill all 7, You may have to do this many times because 
when you enter a battle Area the battle will be with: A) Normal Monsters, 
B)Normal Pker, Or C) Black List Pker.

-See the dude in the back alley in the Mercenary District
for your rewards, including one of the best sets of twin blades upon 
completling the list.
-------------------	-------------------	-------------------
	-------------------	-------------------




---6)Quest:Pursuer fo the Twilight (Story Related)
	-----------------------------------
-------Pulsating,Ullimited,Metal doll    -------
	-----------------------------------
Area Type:Jungel Cave
Area Level:22
Party:Haseo,None, None
My level: 30

This area should look real familar as in like the area where Antares sent
you to prove yourself.
Use the same stradgey as I mentioned to you before:
-------------------
o =Warp point
[] =Is a room
- =is a Passage way
w= the finial warp point from the middle


This map only shows the path you need to follow, it doesnt mark
every warp point or rooms, just the ones you need to know about.
--------------------------------------------- 

  N
 W+E
  S

o-[ ]-[Finish]

	[ ]-o-[ ]-o-[ ]
	 |           |
	 o  	     o      
	 |           |
        [ ]   [W]-o-[ ]
	 |
	 o
	 |
	[ ]-o-[ ]-o-[ ]-{}-[start]

--------------------------------------------
Ok this map gives you an idea of what you need to do to get to the end
but I'll explain it in words.
*note*- dont use any warp points in the middle of a room until you get to the
FINIAL warp point in the center. The monsters in a room will ussaly be 
guarding the door you need to go through to get to the correct warp point. 
Keep that in mind.


1) head west, ignore the warp point in the middel of the room, head 
righ to the one farthest to the left, use it.
2) head west gain and use the west most warp point. Now head north and 
use the warp point.
3) head north again and use that warp point.
4) Now head east and use the east most warp point.
5)Go east again and use the east warp point.
6) Now head south and use the warp point.
7) Now head west again and use that warp point
8) You should now be in the center of the dungeon. use the warp point
 in the center of the room. It will take you to the Beast statue.
9) MAKE SURE to Grab the beast statue treasure and warp back to town.
----------------------------------------------------------

-Town:Mac Anu
You may have to warp to the quest shop, once you do the quest will
end and you'll see the awesome movie where Haseo recives his amazing 
new outfit.
-------------------	-------------------	-------------------
	-------------------	-------------------

-----7)Crab Monster Party 
	----------------------------
------- Disputing ,Gray  ,Tiny Beast -------
	----------------------------
Area Type:Jungel Cave
Area Level:37
Party: Haseo,Pi, Kuhn
My Level: 50

This quest is ment just for Pi and Kuhn to join your party and 
you'll get some funny comments out of the situation.

-As you arrive you see Alkaid with her firends,hehe. This is 
going to get very intresting.

So anyway, the basic point of the mission is just to run around
and kill every crab looking thing in sight.

-You'll find a enemy party on the east side of the dungeon. one
fork below where you started from.
-The next part of enemy crabs is in the south most part of the
dungeon.
-After that move on to the section that forms a square, roughly 
speaking.As you start to enter that part of the dungeon you'll see
a scene with Alkaid.

Afterward, Just keep going in circles around the square like path
until you kill them all. Then continue to keep going until you
see the last scene with Alkaid.


-Town:Mac Anu
Once back you'll auto. finish the quest. You will recive 
the Text of Stamina.
-------------------	-------------------	-------------------
	-------------------	-------------------



-----)8)Maze of the Bird Monster
	----------------------------
------- Crying , Gambler's ,Foot Steps-------
	----------------------------
Area Type:Temple
Area Level:37
Party: Haseo,Pi, Kuhn
My Level: 50

-This quest was ment for Pi and Kuhn to go with you
and like always with them, will render some rather comic 
sceens.

Basicly just stay to the north west most path you can and you'll
get there eventually. Along the way you'll see some
comic scenes where his 'illness' gets the better of him so that
we can get some laughs. =P

-Town:Mac Anu
Once back you'll auto. finish the quest. You will recive 
the Text of Wisdom.
-------------------	-------------------	-------------------
	-------------------	-------------------





-----)9)UnderGround Exploration 
(note, plz take silabus and Gaspard for this one)

	----------------------------
-------  Coiling,Destiny's ,Whicker   -------
	----------------------------
Area Type: Jungel Cave
Area Level:32
Party: Haseo,
My Level: 50

-As you enter you see some scenes with Matsu this time, funny
how people from the tourtament keep bumping into you.

-Anyway, just like the last mission, if you keep to the most
North west path possible (at splits), you should be ok and find your
way with no trouble.

-As you go through the dungeon you'll be running into PKers.
Have fun by kicking some serious butt.

-Grab the object.

-Town:Mac Anu
Once back you'll auto. finish the quest. You will recive 
the Text of Sense .
-------------------	-------------------	-------------------
	-------------------	-------------------






-----)10)Defeat Gurugon
(Plz take Piros the 3rd and Gaspard along for this quest, I know it's a pain
but it has to be done if you want the story events.)
	----------------------------
------- Rising ,Love's  ,Gate -------
	----------------------------
(Urgh, even the key words are gay=\ )   

Area Type: Field
Area Level:23
Party: Haseo,Gaspard, Piros the 3rd
My Level: 50


-Inoder to fight to boss for the field you need to 
collect a stone from one of the three treasure chest in the
area. This stone will alow you to pass through the energy barrier
that prevents you fighting the boss. Once you have the stone 
take him on and kick the poop out of him.

Despite the gayness of Piros, I still managed to get a chuckle out
of Haseo's Comment, "Gaspard and I ARE NOT IN GU!!!!"

-Town:Mac Anu
Once back you'll auto. finish the quest. You will recive 
the Text of power.

-------------------	-------------------	-------------------
	-------------------	-------------------

Well now, our little questing time has come to an end and unfortunately the 
time for this section of the guide. I'll Finish out with my sections on 
the Hidden  quest. After that you'll find the odds and ends that need tieing 
up before  you head out to buy the next game, or at least play the next game.
Good luck on the final sections.






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		---------------
---------------- b)HIDDEN QUEST ---------------
		---------------
========================================================



Also Known as the Abyss Quest.
This quest starts with a topic on the Board.
Many people from the older games may or may not remember the bonus
dungeons. They ussally involved warping to an area, getting through a
dungeon and then finially beating a finial boss. This was done after
the game was completed and could only be done then. I remember some
of those old bosses, and all of them were 100X harder to beat then
anything that's been thrown at me in this game....except for maybe
the Azure Flame god....maybe. 

This time around the game creators have included a new type of 
bonus mission. Really it's almost more of a side plot then an 
actual bonus dungeon. But none the less, I found it enjoyable.

You may remember near the begining of the game that there was a topic
on the Bords about a chest that wouldn't open. 


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Forum Topic- Anyone Opening chests?
Short Version: Scroll 
to the bottom of the page where you read the last comment that is marked 
with an ! mark. If you press X you can reply to the post. Make sure to 
reply: "Area Word"
----------------------------------

Anyway, you need to log-in and form a party with Pi, and Kuhn. They're
the strongest of your party members at the moment and will more
then likly give you the best chance of sucess.



	----------------------------
-------Chossing	,Superior,Offerings-------
	----------------------------
Area Type: Jungel Cave
Area Level:11
Party:Haseo,Pi, Kuhn
My level: 50


-This is the first area for the hidden quest, just head through the dungeon
until you meet an NPC, It is all very straight forward.

-Habuzi will summon some lackes to do his bidding and kill
you. Don't alow him to and return the favor by dispatching his underinglings.


	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------

When you get back, log out and check the forums again.


----------------------------------
Forum Topic- Confusing Event.....
Short Version: Read and reply: "more detial"
----------------------------------

Log-in and then log-out.
You need only go as far as the game title screne
before you go back to your desk top.

Check the forum again.

----------------------------------
Forum Topic- Confusing Event.....
Short Version: You get some key
 words...how intresting.
----------------------------------

Log-in.

	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------

Time to head for the new area.


	----------------------------
-------Heartless,Starting,Pilgrim-------
	----------------------------
Area Type: Jungel Cave
Area Level: 21
Party:Haseo,Pi, Kuhn
My level:50

Same thing as before: keep going till you
meet the next NPC.

Ankh will summom some of his minions to attack you.
Save him the trouble and dispatch them.

When you're done head back to town.


	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------
Log-Out

----------------------------------
Forum Topic- Found an Irritating mob...
Short Version: You can't reply to this one yet. 
----------------------------------

Log out then log back in.

----------------------------------
Forum Topic- Found an Irritating mob...
Short Version: Reply: "What NPC?"
----------------------------------

Log out then log back in.



----------------------------------
Forum Topic- Found an Irritating mob...
Short Version: Reply: You get some key words, 
good news is that it's the last one.
----------------------------------


Log back in.
	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------

Head for the area.

	----------------------------
-------)Entwined,Joyous,Venom Fang-------
	----------------------------
Area Type:Jungel Cave
Area Level:
Party:Haseo,Pi, Kuhn
My level:50

Same as before, not even worth talking about.
Just kill the monsters Abbys sends at you.



	----------------------------
-------Town:	 Mac Anu	    -------
	----------------------------

You chould get an e-mail at this point, log out and see
what the crap is going on.

----------------------------------
-E-mail-  CC corp  : Abbys Quest Addition
Short version: Head for the Quest shop to take on the
11th and finial quest for the first game.
----------------------------------

Log-in and head for the Quest shop and accept the 
Lord of the Dead quest.
One peice of advice, save before you go on this.


-----10)Lord of the Dead
(I suggest taking Pi and Kuhn on this one. And I 
should mention, be ready for a serious boss battle.)
	----------------------------
---------Endless,Courpe's, March--------------
	----------------------------
Area Type: Jungel Cave
Area Level:47
Party: Haseo,Pi, Kuhn
My Level: 50

This dungeon is a bit bigger and harder to deal with, no more
easy straight shot dungeons. Use Fairy Orbs and make your way though the
dungeon. I should note that the enemies here are all like the undead you
faught before.  Good luck.

As you get near the end of the Dungeon, they will transport you and
your party to the Lost Grounds.


That's when you meet him:

---------------------
!!!!Boss: Cernunnos

This guy is Bad @$$.
He can poision you, and hit you so hard it'll send you flying though 
the air. Anyway, just use your broad sword and pound the crap out of him.
As long as Pi is set to healing, you should be just fine. If you happen
to get enough Moral to do an Awakening, it'll probably be so far into the
battle that you'll just finish him off with that.
Good luck.
---------------------

When it's all said and done you get the Black Armor and 5000gp.
The Black Armor it has some prety good stats, but really 
it's customization material isn't all that great. Although
it has it's bonuses, you lose alot of SP when using the armor.

Watch the scenes and laugh.


When you report in you get the folloing:
Word of Vigor
Word of Spirit
Text of Power



Congrats you have now finished all the quests. YAY!
-------------------	-------------------	-------------------
	-------------------	-------------------

=================================================
=============   End of Hidden Quest   ===========
=================================================



Now, wasn't that fun? 
Well ladies and gentle men, it is time for me say good bye. Yes that's right,
I must go now for my task is now done. However I will leave you the following
sections on the last of the odds and ends to be taken care of. Please make sure
to read them as I'm sure they can help you greatly. Also, if you intend to
continue playing the rest of the games, I highly suggest you look for my
section on the Dopplerganger as the prizes for defeating him are really 
a nice perk to look forward to for the next game. Anyway, I'll leave my
finial parting comments near to the credits.



		---------------
---------------- c)Doppleganger---------------
		---------------

This is just a quick section for the Doppleganger: What is it? 
Why should I care? What's in it for me? Est.


The Doppleganger is a rare monster that looks like an evil version of Haseo.
This monster is very strong and is ALWAYS 8 levels higher then you. Even if
you reach the Level 50 cap he will still be 8 levels high then you (levl 58).

Now before you start to pea your pants or the oppisite and you think you can 
take him. I should tell you that he is by far the HARDEST monster to beat. 
BUT he can be beaten.

To find him you should follow this stragedy:

Go to an open Field area. Kill enough monsters to fill your Moral Guage, save 
the Awankening. Stand still and do nothing for about 10 minutes, give or 
take some.

You will start to see a red arrow much like the ones that show where an enemy 
party of monsters are. However, this arrow points to Doppleganger. It's rare, 
but  after ten minutes if he still hasn't shown up, begin to walk around the 
field until you find him. I highly suggest removing all monsters from the field
while doing this.

You'll know it's him when the edges of the screne turn red and 
the creepy music starts playing in the back ground.

Here's how I beat him, I got this suggestion off of Zer0. So credit to him.

I suprised attacked him then:
After I built up the moral guage I used Beast Awakening on him and beat the poop
out of him, then I just finished him off. IF all else fails, build the moral
guage back up and let him have it again.

!!!!- What ever you do, DO NOT let him attack you while engaged in a 
fight with normal Monsters. He can walk into a battle area then you'd be dead.

It took me like 20 minutes to track him down and kill him. Anyway, thats how I
do it.
 Good luck.

Reason for doing this?
Because if you beat him you get a key item called the "Own King."
And in the next game you can get level 50 weapons that are as good 
as level 100 weapons. That's why, also you'll have Bragging rights, =)



		---------------
---------------- d)Books of 1000 ---------------
		---------------
=============================================================================
The following section WAS NOT written by myself but was actually done by a 
group of people from the forums at www.dothackers.net ; This section of Zer0's
 guide is how I was able to complete the books myself, So I thought it would
be fitting if I promoted their guide by including the section I used when I
played the games for myself.

Realize that I did in fact get permission to use this section in my guide, and
I will give credit where credit is due.
 (See bottom of this section for credits)

-------------------------
--However I will mention one thing, you don't have to get 100% of all these
itmes or monsters, you just have to get close enough to get the rank to max
out. AKA Get close enough but it doesn't have to be 100% done to get the
desired effect.
=============================================================================

----Ryu Book 1 - Battles

Description: This keeps track of how many battles you have won, how many
successful suprise attacks you've done, how many Rengeki attacks, and how many
Awakenings you have used.

Strategy: Don't really need a strategy, just keep fighting monsters. The level
doesn't matter.


----Ryu Book 2 - Trades

Description: This book keeps track of your trades with Party Members, how many
times you've invited a party member to join you, how many gifts you've given a
party member, and how much all the gifts are worth.

Strategy: Give your party members a bunch of crap, over and over. It'll get
your gift amount up real fast. :)


----Ryu Book 3 - Treasures

Description: This keeps track of how many times you've opened Beast Temple
Treasures (The treasure chests at the end of the level, in front of the
floating statue), how many normal treasure boxes you've opened, how many trap
boxes you've successfully opened, and how many objects (jars, muchrooms, etc)
you've destroyed.

Strategy: Go into a dungeon and play through it, opening every treasure chest
and object you see.


----Ryu Book 4 - Items

Description: Keeps track of all items, weapons, armors, and accessories you've
ever had in your inventory.

Strategy: Use the Item/Accessories List 

-----------------+-------------------------------------------+------------
 Item            |            Effect                         | Location    
-----------------+-------------------------------------------+------------
Health Drink     |Recovers 100 HP                            |Magic Item Shop
Healing Serum    |Recovers 200 HP                            |Magic Item Shop
Healing Rain     |Recovers all allies' HP by 100             |Medic Guild Shop
Revive Rain      |Recovers all allies' HP by 200             |Medic Guild Shop
Sprite Drop      |Recovers 50 SP                             |Magic Item Shop
Sprite Rain      |Recovers all allies' SP by 50              |Medic Guild Shop
Weird Black Tea  |Recover an ally's HP and SP by 50         |Trade with Aryosha
Holy Potion      |Recover all allies' HP and SP by 50        |Medic Guild Shop
Antidote Soda    |Cures Poison                               |Magic Item Shop
Stimulant Soda   |Cures Sleep                                |Magic Item Shop
Blessing Soda    |Cures Curse                                |Magic Item Shop
Revival Medicine |Revive an ally with 25% HP                 |Magic Item Shop
Asian Mango      |Recover HP by 60                           |Magic Item Shop
Caramel Sauce    |Recover SP by 30                           |Kiosk
Fire Storm       |Fireball falls from the sky                |Magic Item Shop
Tidal Wave       |Toss an enemy with water                   |Magic Item Shop
Tornado          |Create a tornado                           |Magic Item Shop
Earth Spike      |Boulder falls from the sky                 |Magic Item Shop
The Death        |Inflict Poison on one enemy                |Trade with Quasar
The Moon         |Inflict Sleep on one enemy              |Trade with Tiphereth
The Devil        |Inflicts Curse on one enemy                |Trade with Mile
Warrior Blood    |Temp increase physical attack by 3        |Dancing Doomed Bum
Knight Blood     |Temp increase physical defense by 3        |Trade with TomCat
Wizard Blood     |Temp increase magical attack by 3          |Kernel Store
Astrologer Blood |Temp increase magical defense by 3        |Trade with Aryosha
Warrior Seal     |Temp enemy's physical attack - 3          |Dancing Doomed Bum
Knight Seal      |Temp enemy's physical defense - 3|Creeping Tragedys Hand Song
Wizard Seal      |Temp enemy's magic attack - 3            |Trade with Wang Lin
Astrologer Seal  |Temp enemy's magic defense - 3             |Trade with Boltz
Smoke Screen     |Escape from battle                         |Medic Guild Shop
Fairy's Orb      |Show everything on the map                 |Medic Guild Shop
Return Feather   |Warp to the last platform                  |Medic Guild Shop
Fire Mouse Skin  |Weapon: fire attack                        |Material Shop
Olm Shell        |Weapon: water attack                       |Material Shop
Wing Of Lufu     |Weapon: wind attack                        |Material Shop
Soil Bug Antenna |Weapon: earth attack                       |Material Shop
Scorpion Tail    |Weapon: adds poison to attacks             |Arena Town Store
Midoro Flagellum |Weapon: adds curse to attacks              |Arena Town Store
Sleeping Powder  |Weapon: adds sleep to attacks              |Arena Town Store
Mantis Nail      |Weapon: critical attack+10%      |Immovable Blazing Two Wings
Bear Paw         |Weapon: backstab                           |Empireo Clerk
Turtle Shell     |Armor: lower physical damage 10%           |Arena Town Store
Turtle Crest     |Armor: Decrease magic damage 10%           |Arena Town Store
Cleansing Pill   |Armor: nullify Poison                      |Arena Town Store
Jinx's Bane      |Armor: nullify Curse                       |Arena Town Store
Caffeine Drink   |Armor: nullify Sleep                       |Arena Town Store
Poison Leaf      |Armor: Counter with poison when hit        |Arena Town Store
Curse Plant      |Armor: Counter with curse when hit         |Arena Town Store
Dream Wood Leaf  |Armor: Counter with sleep when hit         |Arena Town Store
Body Egg         |Armor: Increase maximum HP by 10%         |Dancing Doomed Bum
[Mind Egg]|Armor:Up maximum SP by 10%|Trade w/ Shirochan @ Lumina Cloth (Demon)
Body Scale       |Armor: maximum HP + 50                     |Material Shop
Mind Scale       |Armor: maximum SP + 50                     |Material Shop
Fire Resist Seal |Armor: Decreases fire damage 50%          |Lucky Animal Quest
Aqua Board       |Armor: Decreases water damage 50%     |Buzzing Blazing Resort
Calm Propeller   |Armor: Decreases wind damage 50% |Rough Song Dusk's Hand Song
Dustproof Lens   |Weapon: Decreases earth damage 50%         |Unknown
Iron Shell       |Armor: physical damage - 25                |Black Market Shop
Iron Crest       |Armor: magic damage - 25                   |Black Market Shop
Red Sun Stone    |Accessory: Arts SP-10% / other SP+5        |Material Shop
Blue Moon Ore    |Accessory: Attack SP-10% / other SP+5      |Material Shop
White Star Sand  |Accessory: Recovery SP-10% / other SP+5    |Material Shop
Gray Comet Dust  |Accessory: Status SP-10% / other SP+5      |Material Shop
Gold Snake Skin  |Accessory: acquired GP + 10%               |Trifle Guild Shop
Dowsing Rod      |Accessory: drop rate + 10%                 |Trifle Guild Shop
Amber Dragon Eye |Accessory: EXP + 10%                       |Trifle Guild Shop
Beginner's Text  |Increase weapon level points by 50         |Trade with Henako
Beginner's Book  |Increase party's weapon level points by 50 |Trade with Henako
Text of Power    |Increases physical attack by 3             |Quest Shop
Text of Stamina  |Increases physical defense by 3            |Quest Shop
Text of Wisdom   |Increases magical attack by 3              |Quest Shop
Text of Sense    |Increases magical defense by 3             |Quest Shop
Word of Vigor    |Increases HP by 50                         |Quest Shop
Word of Spirit   |Increases SP by 50                         |Quest Shop
Life Scroll      |Learn Repth                                |Magic Item Shop
Antidote Scroll  |Learn Rip Duk                              |Magic Item Shop
Dawn Bird Scroll |Learn Rip Mumyn                            |Magic Item Shop
Priest Scroll    |Learn Rip Maj                              |Magic Item Shop
Hellfire Scroll  |Learn Vak Don                              |Magic Item Shop
Tidal Scroll     |Learn Rue Kruz                             |Magic Item Shop
Tornado Scroll   |Learn Zan Rom                              |Magic Item Shop
Avalanche Scroll |Learn Gan Bolg                             |Magic Item Shop
Chim Crown       |Crown sometimes dropped by King Chim Chim  |King Chim Chim
Coupon           |A discount coupon for guild shops          |From people



-----------------+----------------------+-------+------------
 Accessory       |            Effect    | Level | Location    
-----------------+----------------------+-------+------------
Simple Bracelet  |Fire + 1, Wind + 1    |1      |Equipment Shop
Simple Necklace  |Water + 1, Earth + 1  |1      |Equipment Shop
Seal of Yu Wang  |Fire + 2, Water - 1   |1      |Kestrel Guild Shop
Crown of Lu Ming |Fire - 1, Water + 2   |1      |Moon Tree Guild Shop
Medic Badge      |Wind + 2, Earth - 1   |1      |Medic Clerk Guild Shop
1 Line Reference |Wind - 1, Earth + 2   |1      |Trifle Clerk Guild Shop
Secret News Book |All Elements + 1      |1      |Empireo Guild Shop
Simple Fire Idol |Fire + 5, Water - 3   |15     |Equipment Shop
Simple Water Idol|Fire - 3, Water + 5   |15     |Equipment Shop
Simple Wind Idol |Wind + 5, Earth - 3   |15     |Equipment Shop
Simple Earth Idol|Wind - 3, Earth + 5   |15     |Equipment Shop
Simple Steam Ring|Fire + 3, Water + 3   |15     |Save Mecha Grunty 5 times
Simple Gloves    |Fire + 3, Water + 3   |20     |DXArmor Shop
Simple Earrings  |Water + 3, Earth + 3  |20     |DXArmor Shop
Steam Bracelet   |Fire + 5, Water + 5   |20     |Save Mecha Grunty 20 times
Simple Pendant   |All Elements + 3      |24     |Trifle Clerk Guild Shop
Simple Fire Bell |Fire + 15, Water - 7  |30     |DXArmor Shop
Simple Water Bell|Fire - 7, Water + 15  |30     |DXArmor Shop
Simple Wind Bell |Wind + 15, Earth - 7  |30     |DXArmor Shop
Simple Earth Bell|Wind - 7, Earth + 15  |30     |DXArmor Shop
Simple Pouch     |Fire + 10, Wind + 10  |35     |Trifle Clerk Guild Shop
Simple Head Band |Water + 10, Earth + 10|35     |A reward for saving people
Simple Watch     |All Elements + 10     |40     |Trifle Clerk Guild Shop


----Key Item

Canard Key - Guild master's key to enter Canard's @HOME
Kestrel Key - Guest key to enter Kestrel's @HOME
Moon Tree Key - Guest key to enter Moon Tree's @HOME
Icolo Key - Guest key to enter Icolo's @HOME
Raven Key - Guest key to enter Raven's @HOME
Hunter's Symbol - An ID for bounty hunter
Lucky Ball - Collects lucky data from Lucky Animals
Leaflet Bundle - A bundle of flyers given by Bikman
AIDA-011 - AIDA 's structure data
Phase 7 Epitaph - Tarvos' structure data
Phase 3 Epitaph - Magus' structure data 
Phase 6 Epitaph - Macha's structure data
Azure Flame God - Azure Flame God's structure data
Own King - Proof that you defeated Doppleganger

-----------------+--------------+-------+------------
 Weapon Name     |     Type     | Level |Location    
-----------------+--------------+-------+------------
Spin Gai Gu      |Spin          |1      |Starting Weapon
Spin Kouga       |Spin          |4      |Mercenary Area Weapon Shop
Spin Man Que     |Spin          |8      |Mercenary Area Weapon Shop 
Spin Rasetu      |Spin          |14     |Mercenary Area Weapon Shop 
Spin Corpse      |Spin          |18     |Trade with Ninjato
Spin Locust      |Spin          |23     |A reward for saving people from PKers
[Spin Ban Mu]    |Spin          |26	|Kestral Guild Merchant (Water Ban Mu)
Spin Piney       |Spin          |30     |Buy from DXWeapon Shop Alchemy Sector
Spin Axe         |Spin          |35     |Buy from DXWeapon Shop Alchemy Sector
Spin Needle      |Spin          |35     |Buy from Kestral Guild Merchant
Ripper's Blade   |Spin          |45     |Kill all of the Blacklisted PKers
Broad Demon      |Broad         |1      |Mercenary Area Weapon Shop
Broad Wheel      |Broad         |10     |Mercenary Area Weapon Shop
Broad Maiden     |Broad         |15     |Mercenary Area Weapon Shop
Broad Legged     |Broad         |20     |Recieve after completing Job Extension
Broad Zhen       |Broad         |25     |Buy from DXWeapon Shop Alchemy Sector
Broad Tu Wan     |Broad         |30     |Buy from DXWeapon Shop Alchemy Sector
Flame Sword      |Broad         |32     |Receive after the 2nd Arena Tournament
[Broad Wings]    |Broad         |43     |Trade with IGA (Wrath Wings)
Gun Steel        |Gun           |1      |Mercenary Area Weapon Shop
Gun Fu Yue       |Gun           |8      |Mercenary Area Weapon Shop 
Gun Waves        |Gun           |24     |Buy from DXWeapon Shop Alchemy Sector
Gun Ocher        |Gun           |31     |Buy from DXWeapon Shop Alchemy Sector
Water Bayonet    |Gun           |13     |Trade with Kuhn
[Gun Hong]       |Gun           |41     |Trade with Sidewinder (Fire Hong)
Blade Guifei     |Blade         |1      |Mercenary Area Weapon Shop
Blade Fern       |Blade         |4      |Mercenary Area Weapon Shop
Blade Thorns     |Blade         |10     |Mercenary Area Weapon Shop
Blade Thread     |Blade         |17     |Buy from DXWeapon Shop Alchemy Sector
Blade Sun        |Blade         |35     |Buy from DXWeapon Shop Alchemy Sector
Tiger Fist       |Fist          |14     |Trade with Pi
[Fist Altair]    |Fist          |32     |Trade with Mihirogi (Poison Altair)
Golden Spear     |Lance         |15     |Trade with Piros the 3rd
Lance Yantie     |Lance         |24     |Buy from DXWeapon Shop Alchemy Sector 
Lance Law        |Lance         |42     |Trade with Aralagi
Spell Xialin     |Spell         |1      |Mercenary Area Weapon Shop
Spell Xinzhu     |Spell         |15     |Mercenary Area Weapon Shop
Spell Baiyan     |Spell         |32     |Buy from Kestral Guild Merchant
[Spell Omen]     |Spell         |38     |Trade with NAOO (Wind Omen)
Magic Amber      |Magic         |1      |Mercenary Area Weapon Shop 
Magic Hosei      |Magic         |15     |Mercenary Area Weapon Shop 
Magic Nymph      |Magic         |28     |Buy from DXWeapon Shop Alchemy Sector 
[Magic Crest]    |Magic         |37     |Trade with Nagare (Sleep Crest)

----Armor Guide:

-----------------+--------------+-------+------------
   Armor Name    |     Type     | Level |Location    
-----------------+--------------+-------+------------
Sub Gear         |Robe          |1      |Equipment Shop
Sub Robe         |Robe          |10     |Equipment Shop
Sub Gown         |Robe          |20     |Delta Blurry Cursed Pure Bred
[Sub Attire]     |Robe          |28     |Moon Tree Guild Shop (Vigil Attire)
Sub Yin Yang     |Robe          |36     |DXArmor Shop
Sub Garment      |Robe          |42     |Trade with Nogmung
Wild Robe        |Robe          |47     |Complete the Lucky Animal Quest
Loose Sash       |Light Armor   |1      |Equipment Shop
Loose Guard      |Light Armor   |10     |Equipment Shop
[Loose Kimono]   |Light Armor   |20     |Moon Tree Guild Shop (Remedy Kimono)
Loose Vest       |Light Armor   |28     |Graceful Humbling Holy Relic
[Loose Plate]    |Light Armor   |36     |Trade with DOMINATOR (Dry Plate)
Loose Sheath     |Light Armor   |42     |Trade with Encephalon
Rough Armor      |Heavy Armor   |1      |Equipment Shop
Rough Shell      |Heavy Armor   |10     |Equipment Shop
Steam Plate      |Heavy Armor   |20     |Complete the Chim Chim Quest
Rough Mail       |Heavy Armor   |20     |Equipment Shop
[Rough Defense]  |Heavy Armor   |27     |Moon Tree Guild Shop (Wall Defense)
[Rough Jiongjia] |Heavy Armor   |35     |Moon Tree Guild Shop (Haunt Jiongjia)
Steam Armor      |Heavy Armor   |35     |Mecha Grunty Quest
Rough Metal      |Heavy Armor   |42     |DXArmor Shop
Rough Alloy      |Heavy Armor   |47     |Trade with -COOH
Black Armor      |Heavy Armor   |48     |Complete Abyss Quest
Steam Suit       |Heavy Armor   |50     |Complete Mecha Grunt Quest



========================
----JonFirblade:Also I am including a list of the lucky animals and
 their locations.

Again I did not write this: (Zer0 and co. did) 
but I though it should help being that
certian items can't be found any other way then having this list 
((Due to Animal Mania quest and Champign))
=========================



--------------+----------------------------------------+------------
Animal Name   |Description                             |Location    
--------------+----------------------------------------+------------
Gold Bird     |Objects turn into treasure boxes        |Dancing Doomed Bum
Moon Rabbit   |All members recieve 200 EXP             |Elegant Superior Exile
Leviathan     |Recieve 3 items                         |Paling Dusk's Bum
Sleipnir      |Sleipnir will help you in next 5 battles|Buzzing Blazing Resort
Tsutsuga      |Saves you from Game Over 3 Times   |Graceful Starting Holy Relic
Ganesha    |Max HP/SP increased for next 5 battles|Halberd Daybreak's Berserker
High Wolf     |Gives you an item set              |Creeping Tragedy's Hand Song
Fate Worm     |Gives you 2000 GP                  |Counting Red Plum's Beserker
Totetsu       |Objects turn into treasure boxes       |Lazy Marble's Generation
Kudan         |Gives you 150 EXP                   |Disputing Blazing Dark Tree
Tengu         |Recieve 2 items                         |Sacred Unlimited Scud
Chimera       |Chimera will help you in next 5 battles |Lazy Kourin's Nemesis
Qi Lin        |Saves you from Game Over 2 Times  |Unknowing Advice's Metal Doll
Tohkoh        |Max HP/SP increased for next 4 battles  |Peaceful Black Freedom
Baku          |Gives you an item set                  |Fly Away Military Resort
Ouryu         |Gives you 1500 GP                     |Unknowing Doomed Beserker
Nue           |Summons King Chim Chim                  |Chim Crown Quest
Two-tailed Fox|Takes some money away from you      |Rough Song Dusk's Hand Song
Malice Cat    |Max HP/SP will be half for next battle|Agonizing Wrath's Nemesis
Dark Goat   |Max HP/SP will be half for next battle |Sacred Unlimited Berserker
Black Sleipnir|                                        |Animal Mania Quest




----Ryu Book 5 - Play time/Warps

Description: Keeps track of Play Time, and the number of fields you've gone to.

Strategy: For play time, you can leave your PS2 on overnight, and for the other
3 entries, just warp to different types of places.


----Ryu Book 6 - Arena

Description: This book keeps track of how many Arena Matches you've fought in,
how many times you've counterattacked (Using Rengeki), and how many Winner
Points (WP) you've acquired.

Strategy: Fight in the arena a whole lot to get your Arena matches and WP up.
To get your counterattack up, when the match starts, wait until someone
(probably the leader) begins to glow, and then hit R1 and attack that person.
Then back up, and wait for them to do it again. Repeat this process as many
times as you wish.


----Ryu Book 7 - Monsters

Description: This book keeps track of how many types of monsters you've fought.

Strategy: Use the Monsters list 
Note: If you imported data from a previous .hack game, Kite will be named
whatever your character was named in the previous games.

-----------------+--------------+---------------
Name             |Class         |Location    
-----------------+--------------+---------------
Goblin Rookie    |Ogre          |Great Forbidden Empire
Goblin Guard     |Ogre          |Graceful Past's Cathedral
Goblin Knight    |Ogre          |Protected Wrath's Beserker
Goblin Mage      |Ogre          |Buzzzing Wrath's Two Wings
Goblin Sage      |Ogre          |Protected Wrath's Berserker
Goblin Abyss     |Ogre          |Delicious Humbling Snow Caps
Gun Giant        |Ogre          |Buzzing Aster's Shadow
Baz Giant        |Ogre          |Graceful Humbling Holy Relic
Gigamouth        |Ogre          |Essential Bustling Generation
Apititer         |Ogre          |Protected Idling Globe
Wight Ride       |Ogre          |Abyss Quest
Poisoned Dead    |Ogre          |Abyss Quest
Living Corpse    |Ogre          |Abyss Quest
Gurugon          |Ogre          |Defeat Gurugon Quest
Carrie           |Demon         |Paling Dusk's Bum
Carrianne        |Demon         |Counting Red Plum's Beserker
Fat Lancer       |Demon         |Playing Unlimited Offerings
Gaze Knight      |Demon         |Roaring Doomed Snow Caps
Angelic Gore     |Demon         |Creeping Tragedy's Hand Song
Holy Eater       |Demon         |Counting Red Plum's Beserker
Cernunnos        |Demon         |Abyss Quest Boss
Spear Fish       |Sea Monster   |Unknowing Advice's Metal Doll
Lance Marine     |Sea Monster   |Counting Red Plum's Beserker
Vak Bezel        |Supernatural  |Submissive Love's Puddle
Rue Bezel        |Supernatural  |Creeping Tragedy's Hand Song
Zan Bezel        |Supernatural  |Elegant Superior Exile
Gan Bezel        |Supernatural  |Rough Song Vane Vagabond
Vak Juggler      |Supernatural  |Roaring Superior Exile
Rue Juggler      |Supernatural  |Crying Blazing Two Wings
Zan Juggler      |Supernatural  |Saddened Gray Metal Doll
Gan Juggler      |Supernatural  |Roaring Superior Exile
Chickie          |Avian         |Creeping Tragedy's Hand Song
Chickie Dada     |Avian         |Endless Aster's Resort
Raven Claw       |Avian         |Unknowing Obsessive Vagabond
Black Raptor     |Avian         |Spring's Red Plum's Gate
Trainee Owl      |Avian         |Rough Song Vane Vagabond
Hermit Owl       |Avian         |Counting Humbling Holy Ground
Scalvenger       |Avian         |Maze Of The Bird Monster Quest
Onion Mash       |Plant         |Wealthy Heretic's Cathedral
Truffle          |Plant         |Rising Joyous Puddle
Crumple Tree     |Plant         |Buzzing Blazing Resort
Elder Growth     |Plant         |Paling Blazing Alga Grass
Vak Fang         |Demon Beast   |Truthful Marble's Bum
Rue Fang         |Demon Beast   |Elegant Superior Exile
Zan Fang         |Demon Beast   |Warm Superior Exile
Gan Fang         |Demon Beast   |Wealthy Military Malt Town
Vak Ziger        |Demon Beast   |Entwined Season's Drunkard
Rue Ziger        |Demon Beast   |Counting Heretic's Frog Lake
Zan Ziger        |Demon Beast   |Unknowing Advice's Metal Doll
Gan Ziger        |Demon Beast   |Counting Dusk's Cathedral
Bravo Nose       |Demon Beast   |Wealthy Dusk's Bum
Don Elephant     |Demon Beast   |Agonizing Failing Dark Tree Boss
Wild Kettle      |Mecha Beast   |Buzzing Blazing Resort
Buster Kettle    |Mecha Beast   |Dancing Doomed Bum
Steam Shell      |Mecha Beast   |Rough Song Dusks Handsong
Metal Fist       |Mecha Beast   |Concealed Leading Bulwark
Knuckleman       |Mecha Beast   |Steam Scientest's Invention Quest
Lizard Hunter    |Dragon        |Buzzing Wrath's Two Wings
Lizard Assassin  |Dragon        |Paling Dusk's Bum
Fever Horse      |Dragon        |Graceful Wrath's Shadow
Blaze Drake      |Dragon        |Protected Wrath's Berserker
Drygon           |Dragon        |Blurry Cursed Camellia
Dryas            |Dragon        |Roaring Doomed Snow Caps
Ruby Cutter      |Crustacean    |Courting Starting Nightmoon
Fate Crab        |Crustacean    |Spring's Red Plum's Gate
Hecatonfoot      |Crustacean    |Dancing Doomed Bum
Horn Archelon    |Crustacean    |Spring's Red Plum's Gate
Mad Jaws         |Crustacean    |Disputing Gray Tiny Beast
Great Jaws       |Crustacean    |Crab Monster Party Quest
Kite (See Note)  |???           |Final Boss


----Ryu Book 8 - Drive Time

Description: This book keeps track of how long you are on your bike, and how
many times you've crashed.

Strategy: Get on your bike, then ride around the town. Or leave your PS2 on
overnight while on your bike.

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Credits for Books of 1000 section 
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Credits are from Zer0's Rebirth FAQ

d5t - For creating dothackers.net, the place that let me know .hack//G.U. even
existed.

Everyone on the dothackers.net forums - For all their work in this guide, they
deserve just as much credit as I do.

This guide is written and compiled by Zer0. This is not a sole work of just
Zer0 though, by any stretch of the imagination. Many people from the 
dothackers.net forums helped me write this guide. Their forum is so awesome,
I came up with this idea November 1st, and a couple hours later, I already 
had a lot of it done thanks to them. Check them out: www.dothackers.net

Special Thanks to: 
Akunaeru (For re-writing my horrible doppleganger FAQ)
OlinMercury (For the weapon list)
.circum//FERENCE (Wrote that giant AIDA/Avatar thing herself x_x)
matrix3 (For reminding me that the arena has a shop -_-;;;)
NeoPhoenixTE for his write-up on the Abyss Quest
Dekronoth (For finding that stupid mantis nail :p)
Dark_Hacker (For finding the Spin Locust x_x)
weblink11265 (For finding the Spell Omen)
thegreekking2000 (For finding a better location of the Qi Lin)
MournBlade (For finding the Alternate Holy Potion locations)
Lon3wvlf (For finding Gan Bezel's and correcting my spelling)
vblackodragon (For finding that Mind Egg ><)
limeownsj00 (For finding the Magic Crest)


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--------- a)Desktop-----------
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Movies-26
Music Tracks- 17
Back Grounds-74
Avatar battles on Simulator-5

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-------- b)Books of 1000------
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--Ryu book I: Battle
Battles won
Suprise Attacks
Rengeki
Awakenings
--Ryu book II:Party
Trades
Party Member
Gifts
Gift Amount
--Ryu book III:Box
Beast Temple Treasure
Treasure Boxes opened
Traped Boxes Opened
Objects broken
--Ryu book IV: Item
Weapons-43
Armor-24
Accessories-23
Items in Storage-84
--Ryu book V: Adventure
Play time:
Grass Field
Temple Dungeon
Cave Dungeon
--Ryu book VI:Arena
Arena Matches
Counter Attack
Winner Point Acuried
--Ryu book VII:Monster
Orge-14
Demon-7
Sea Monster-2
Suppernatural-8
Avian-7
Plant-4
Demon Beast-10
Mecha Beast-5
Dragon-6
Crustacean-6
???-1
--Ryu Book VIII:Bike
Drive time
Crashes


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Haseo: Adept Rouge  
Highest Guild Rank: 3
Highest form: 2nd (Twin Swords, Broad Sword, *Locked* )
Max Level: 50
Max weapon Level- Twin swords: 10, Broad Sword: 10
Max Number of Arts: 
Twin Swords- 4:Gale Blade,Sparrow counter, Sword Dance, Tri-Strike
Broad Sword- 4: Tiger Blitz ,Twin Moons ,Armor Pierce, Bone Crusher
-Other Possible Skills:
-Healing-
Repth
Rip Duk
Rip Mumyn
Rip Maj
-Attack spell-
Gan Bolg
Rue Kruz
Zan Rom
Vak Don

--Best Equipment:
Broad sword: Broad wings (Level: 43)
Twin Sword:Ripper's Blade (level:45)
Twin Sword: Spin Needle+5 (level: 40
Armor: Rough Alloy(Level 47), Black Armor(Level 48)
Accessory: Simple Watch (level 40)
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Atoli: Harvest Cleric
Highest Guild Rank: 10
Max Level: 50
Max weapon Level- Staff: 10
Max Number of Arts: 
Staff- ??:?? (healing spells, not sure what all they are) 

-Other Possible Skills:
-Healing-
Ul Repth
Repth
Rip Duk
Rip Mumyn
Rip Maj
-Attack spell-
Gan Bolg
Rue Kruz
Zan Rom
Vak Don


--Best Equipment:
Staff: Spell Omen  (level 38)
Armor: Sub Garment (level 42)
Accessory: Simple Watch (level 40)
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Kuhn: Steam Gunner
Highest Guild Rank: 1
Max Level: 50
Max weapon Level- Steam Gun: 10
Max Number of Arts: 
Steam Gun- 3: Thorn Shot, Thunder Spark, Plectra Bullet

-Other Possible Skills:
-Healing-
Repth
Rip Duk
Rip Mumyn
Rip Maj
-Attack spell-
Gan Bolg
Rue Kruz
Zan Rom
Vak Don

--Best Equipment:
Steam Gun: Gun Hong (level 41)
Armor: Loose Sheath (level 42)
Accessory: Simple Watch (level 40)
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Pi: Trible Grappler
Highest Guild Rank: 1
Max Level: 50
Max weapon Level- Gauntlets: 10
Max Number of Arts: 
Gauntlets- 2: Rapid Attack, King Hammer

-Other Possible Skills:
-Healing-
Repth
Rip Duk
Rip Mumyn
Rip Maj
-Attack spell-
Gan Bolg
Rue Kruz
Zan Rom
Vak Don

--Best Equipment:
Gauntlets: Fist Altair (level 32)
Armor: Loose Sheath (level 42)
Accessory: Simple Watch (level 40)
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Silabus: Blade Brandier
Highest Guild Rank: 3
Max Level: 50
Max weapon Level- Blade Sword: 10
Max Number of Arts: 
Gauntlets- 3: Sword Flash, Ogre Sword, Lateral Moon

-Other Possible Skills:
-Healing-
Repth
Rip Duk
Rip Mumyn
Rip Maj
-Attack spell-
Gan Bolg
Rue Kruz
Zan Rom
Vak Don

--Best Equipment:
Blade sword: Blade Sun (level 35)
Armor: Loose Sheath (level 42)
Accessory: Simple Watch (level 40)
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Gaspard: Shadow warlock
Highest Guild Rank: 3
Max Level: 50
Max weapon Level- Grimoire: 10
Max Number of Arts: 
Grimoire- ??: ?? (Attack and status spells)

-Other Possible Skills:
-Healing-
Repth
Rip Duk
Rip Mumyn
Rip Maj
-Attack spell-
Gan Bolg
Rue Kruz
Zan Rom
Vak Don
-Status Spells-
Duk Lei
Mumyn Lei

--Best Equipment:
Grimoire: Magic Crest (level 37)
Armor: Sub Garment (level 42)
Accessory: Simple Watch (level 40)
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Piros the 3rd: Lord Partizan
Highest Guild Rank: 1
Max Level: 50
Max weapon Level- Lance: 10
Max Number of Arts: 
Lance- 2: Air Raid, Thorn Dance

-Other Possible Skills:
-Healing-
Repth
Rip Duk
Rip Mumyn
Rip Maj
-Attack spell-
Gan Bolg
Rue Kruz
Zan Rom
Vak Don


--Best Equipment:
Lance: Lance Law (level 42)
Armor: Rough Alloy (level 47)
Accessory: Simple Watch (level 40)
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---------------- Frequently Asked Questions ---------------
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Being that this IS a FAQS/ Walktrough guide I thought that after geting
several e-mails I would put together a little Q and A section to put into
my guides from the series. In here you'll find all the questions that have
come up from the e-mails I've gotten from people. I really enjoy doing
what I can to give you good info. and I love hearing from everyone.
(Even if it's just to tell me what you thought of the guide/guides)
So I hope this might give you all some good advice.

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-- 1)Technical/Game Play/Story Line Questions
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--- 1)Questions for All 3 Games :
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-1) Can't stop Sp Draining
Q: My SP goes down by one like every second and I can't make it stop! It only
does it when I'm in a field or dungeon, not a town. Can you tell me what I'm
supposed to do??

A:If it keeps happening over and over again no matter what; my guess is that
you should check your armor Materials. You know, the items you use to 
customize armor? Check it. My guess is that you have an item called 
Spirt Tree Bud.
That item (Armor Material) has an intresting affect: It will decrease
your skill points over time  but the benifiet is that it will increase 
Haseo's stats as the Sp is consumed.


-2) How to get Keywords
Q:I want to ask you how to get (Blank) area words?

A: There are only three ways to get keywords. Some are
more common then others. 1-you will get keywords from Story line events.
2- you can get keywords from topics on the Forums and Official Forums, you
can only get certian ones this way. 3- lastly you will get key words as
rewards for getting B, A,or S rankings when leaving an area. These are
random and tend to be harder to get. Just try to do well everytime you
go to an area and you should be albe to earn alot of them.


-3) Job Extensions
Q: When can Haseo start using other weapons besides dual swords? And
How do I unlock them?

A: Ok. A Common Question for rookies to the series.
These are the weapons Haseo can use:
-Twin Swords- Default weapon.
-Broad Sword- Job Extension right before 1st round of the Demon Palace
tounament. 
-Scythe- Job Extension near the begining of Vol 2.
-Dual Guns- Ahhhhh not aloud to say how he got it, but
basicly it's near the middle/end of Vol 3.

-4) Books of 1000
Q:Can I complete the missing things from the Book of 1000 from vol 1 in vol 2?

A: Yes, to some extent. See 99% of the books can be done in any of the 
volumes. However, Quest Champaigns is where the problem is. You get
special rewards for doing the Champaigns: Special Armor, Accessories, and once
in awhile Weapoms. The problem is that ALL Champaigns from the quests in vol 1
end(or become unavaible) at the begining of vol 2. And ALL Champaigns from Vol2
end at the Begining of Vol 3. So you lose the chance to get those items. The
best thing to do is just max the limit on the book for item collection before
you play the next volume. The only other thing I can think of is that you
should complete the Hidden quests in each game and get the doppleganger
weapons in vol 2.




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--- 2)Questions for Vol 1 :
------


-1) Bounty Hunter/Ripper's Blades
Q:How do you get the Ripper blades?

A: First off the bounty hunter quest becomes avalible as the story progresses.
It's called "Hunter's Test". Once you clear this quest you can't start the
Champaign. You need to log-out and then log back in before you can find the
NPC in the back ally of Mac Anu in the mercenary district. For more info. see
the Quest section of my guide for Vol 1.


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--- 3)Questions for Vol 2 :
-----



-1) Doppleganger's weapons
Q:I had a problem with doppleganger. I was level 100 and had the key item
"own king" from vol. 1 and I was able to defeat him but he just gave me 
the two weapons (dual sword and broad) and only one key item. 
Could please tell me why I couldn't get the scythe and the other key item?

A: It's really quit simple. The answer is: Go beat him again. 
Yes that is right. You need to defeat him twice (2 times)
in order to get all three weapons and the both key items.


-2) Crimson VS
Q:I was wondering if you could tell me how to actvate crimson vs.? 

A: Simple. It becomes avalible near the begining of Vol. 2. Just progress the
story line.



-3) Divine Awakening
Q:Does affection hav something to do with the Divine Awakewnig? how's it work?

A: Yes, it does affect it: When you use Divine Awakening the little marker
starts to scroll across the bottom of the screne. Obviously if you get
it closer to the middle you'll do more damage. There are 3 'Perfect" marks
in the middle of the bar. By Increasing your party member's affection, those
three 'perfect' marks become wider and therefore easier to hit. Therefore
giving you a better chance to do mroe damage. 



-4) Password from Salvador Aihara
Q:When you go to the rumors board and news section you hear some stuff about
Salvador Aihara and that he plays the World. After an annoying chase of
checking the rumor board and logging back in you meet him as his character
Kazubolo “The Last Hope” in Mac Anu’s back ally, where he tells you his
true identity as the famous news reporter, and tells you to keep quiet if
he gives you the Wallpaper and Password: Nurse Carnival. SOOOO…I guess my 
question is, what is the purpose of the password: Nurse Carnival? I know its
not area words cause I checked all 3 sections. 

A:That topic has been discussed several times on the dothackers.net boards.
See we have the privledge of having a few ppl who visit those Forums who
are from Japan and speak english, they've been able to answer several 
questions for us. And as far as any of us can tell the password is useless.
However, I've read in some of the interviews with the game creators that
they are putting bonus material in the GU games just for the North American
versions of the games. So it may or may not have something to do with bonus 
stuff in vol. 3.  But it doesnt seem too likly. If I hear anything I'll put
it in my guide for vol 3.
For now dont worry about it becuase it appears as if the password is
worthless.



------
--- 4)Questions for vol 3 :
------


1)Final Boss for the Series
Q: Is Ovan the final boss in vol. 3 , if he is not then who? 

A: No, Ovan is not the Final Boss for Vol 3. Although I can see where
you might think that. I mean Corbenick was the final boss of the original
series. But No, The final boss for Vol 3 is bigger, badder, and
generally a whole lot worse the Corbenik (Ovan). 
Who the last boss is exactly, well lets just say that he was a major
enemy from the original series.


2) Last Hidden Quest
Q: Is there hidden quest in vol. 3 and who is the boss ? 

A: Yes there is a Hidden Quest for vol 3. And it's one Haseo has done before. 
(aka he did it before the events of //Rebirth, during //ROOTS, Look around on
the rumor's boards and see if you can figure it out) 
And, No: There isn't JUST 1 Boss. Instead there are: 17 normal field bosses
that are stronger then normal, 2 semi-hard bosses that mimick the hidden quests
from the other games, and One Finial show down with a truly rediclous monster.


3)Hardest Avatar Battle 
Q: What is the hardest avatar battle and the hardest boss you foughtin 
all 3 volumes ?

A: Well, that's a hard question. See the vast majority of the Avatar battles
don't HAVE to be tough. Reason being that you can just go out and level up;
which in turn boosts Skeith's stats hence making the avatar battles easier.
So really all of the avatar battle COULD be tough, but they don't have to be.

But if I had to chose one battle I'd say Azure Flame god. The reason is that
even at the level 50 cap, the Azure Flame god is still a pretty hard battle.
I mean it's fast paced, and it's really hard to avoid all the attacks.

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well that the end of the Q And A section. Note that all the questions
 answered here are from e-mails I recived.
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	         END OF GUIDE FOR .HACK// REBIRTH



Yes and now we part till you play the second game that comes out in
exactly 10 days (at point of writing) And I hope you enjoyed reading
and that the info. was useful. Bye all and plz read the 
my guides that hopefully will include the rest of the games. 
Che3rs!!!!

=P

JonFireblade
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---------------------- III) Credits   ------------------------
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--This guide was written and organized by:
 JonFireblade

"It's been a pain and yet a joy to write this guide and I hope to continue with
the rest of the series as soon as possible. Until then: Cheers."

--Thanks Zer0 and the people from www.dothackers.net 
for allowing me to use their work for the "Books of 1000" section
for Rebirth.

-Zer0
Akunaeru 
OlinMercury
.circum//FERENCE 
matrix3 
NeoPhoenixTE 
Dekronoth
Dark_Hacker 
weblink11265 
thegreekking2000 
MournBlade 
Lon3wvlf 
vblackodragon 
limeownsj00 

--I would also like to thank:

Bandai - For the first four Classic .hack games: They inspired me
to work on my own projects.

BandaiNamco - For the .hack//G.U. games, they are even better then the 
original. And I think the .hack series rivals Final Fantasy
 (*Ducks to aviod being shot by FF fans*)

d5t - Thank you for www.dothackers.net, I was able to rediscover the .hack
seires because of the web site you created. And has let me enjoy
the games that have .....consumed so...much of my life.....yeah....  anyway, 
here's a shout out to all the great people there!

Piros The 3rd - I want to say that I hope you die a bloody and gruesome death
at the hands of grunties tearing you limb from limb. =D

Everyone on the dothackers.net forums - You guys are an awesome group of people
and I'm glad that you guys like the .hack series as mush as I do.


--Contact Info:
You can contact me with questions and comments via e-mail. I'd love to hear
from you guys for no other reason to tell me what you thought of the guide:

(Had to change my e-mail to Yahoo because for some reason MSN/Hotmail is
jacked up right now and I can't use it to reply to e-mails. >_<   )

E-Mail:  jonfireblade@yahoo.com
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