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Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII    -   Mail FAQ
By Mason Rhudy, User Name: _Mace_
E-mail: scratchgamer@hotmail.com
FAQ started 4/22/08
Version: 1.0
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SPOILER WARNING
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You only get one.


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1) Legal stuff
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Given the nature of this FAQ, I allow any site who wishes to host it to do so,
but there are a few conditions.  

-I will only manually update the FAQ on GameFAQs, other site should be 
 responsible for hosting the latest version.

-No site is to alter any of the information in this guide.

-This isn't a gigantic walkthrough or anything, but it's still my work, I
 deserve the credit for it along with anyone I credit at the end.


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2) Version History
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Version 1.0 - Legal, intro, all Mail recorded into FAQ.

Next update - More specific "received" info (if made available).

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3) Introduction
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Pretty simple premise here.  I've taken the liberty of recording the info
found in Zack's mailbox in this FAQ. Similar to a Game Script FAQ, this does
not offer any new information, but it allows information to be easily
researched for any given reason.  The mail Zack receives throughout the game
allows for a greater insight about Shinra, Zack's friends, and even about
things taking place in the storyline.  Considering that SE crammed the UMD
almost to the brim and there wasn't a whole lot more room for extra scenes
or more conversation between characters, I think the Mail was a great feature
to include in the game.

Anyway, here it is!


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4) You've got mail!
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Mail Zack receives is placed into a folder after it has been read.  I'll be
dividing up the mail into those same categories to make it easier when
searching for a specific piece of mail, it also helps to keep things organized.



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---------SOLDIER----------\
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Subject:  Congrats on your first mail!                      
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From:     Kunsel

Contents: Kunsel here.
          Now that you've got your mail account ready,
          allow me, your loyal and well-connected pal,
          to give you lots of insider info.  Why?  Because
          I'm such a nice guy...and I know you and your
          one-track mind don't know what I know!

Received: During Mail tutorial before Zack is sent to Wutai.



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Subject:  What I think about Angeal
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From:     Kunsel

Contents: It seems every SOLDIER 1st Class has a quirk
          or three, but I think Angeal has a lot of
          common sense and is a trustworthy fellow.
          Let's face it: Genesis never found group
          activities appealing, so Angeal is, in fact,
          the spiritual leader of SOLDIER.
          I've got a lot of respect for him, too.
          And I envy you for getting to work with him
          so often.

Received: After the scene in which Zack first meets Tseng.



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Subject:  Mmmm... Apples
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From:     Kunsel

Contents: You got an assignment in Banora, right?
          How is the place?
          I hear there are a lot of Shinra people there.
          Apparently, the village's main source of income is the
          production and processing of apples.  The rest of their
          budget is made up of subsidies from Shinra.
          Now, why would Shinra care about such a tiny village?
          Could it have something to do with mako?  Or...
          There's gotta be something fishy going on there.
          I'm gonna look into it.

Received: Shortly after Zack and Tseng land in Banora.



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Subject:  Angel in white?
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From:     Kunsel

Contents: Have you seen a guy wearing a white coat and
          glasses, with dark hair and a ponytail?
          That's Hojo, head of the Science Department.
          He rose to the top when he established the method
          of using Jenova cells to create SOLDIER operatives.
          It was more than 20 years ago that scientists vying
          for the top spot apparently had a mudslinging feud.
          Hojo is in the training room now.
          I wonder what he could be studying...
          Maybe I'll sneak into the training room later.

Received: After Zack returns from Banora (Chapter 4).



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Subject:  Went to see LOVELESS
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From:     Kunsel

Contents: Genesis, K.I.A?
          Yeah, right.  Who do they think they're trying to fool?
          Just got back from seeing the stage production of
          LOVELESS in Midgar.  Genesis was a big fan, wasn't he?
          I usually don't care for classic drama, but it was pretty
          damned good.  The guy is the hero in the original, but
          the play was more from the viewpoint of the girl who
          helps the guy.  When I heard that last line:
          "Of course... I'll come back to you.  Even if you don't
          promise to wait.  I'll return knowing that you'll be here."
          Aw, man, that's when I lost it and just started bawling.

Received: Shortly after Zack is promoted to 1st Class



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Subject:  Hollander's T-shirt
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From:     Kunsel

Contents: It seems Hollander's favorite T-shirt is the one
          with a logo of Banora's famous canned apples.
          Can a guy love apples that much?
          Or do you suppose he has other ties to Banora?
          Apparently, with all the confidential information
          they handle, guys in the Science Department
          aren't allowed to leave the company even if they
          screw up or lose out in the rat race, and that puts
          them under a lot of stress.  Maybe Hollander's
          T-shirt helps him relieve some of that, huh?

Received: After entering Sector 5 Slum for the first time.



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Subject:  Sephiroth's whereabouts
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From:     Kunsel

Contents: You were complaining about not being able to get
          in touch with Sephiroth, but he's in the data room.
          It looks like he's going through all the research papers
          on a series of experiments called "Project G," as well
          as other experiments conducted around the same time.
          But Project G took place over 20 years ago, and
          Hollander has taken some of the data with him.
          I even hear that the really important data isn't
          even here, but hidden away in some other place.
          I don't know if anyone is ever going to understand
          the full scope of those experiments.

Received: Beginning of Chapter 6



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Subject:  From Luxiere
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From:     Luxiere

Contents: Hello Zack!
          I'm Luxiere, SOLDIER 2nd Class.
          We just met on the SOLDIER floor.
          I'm the one who told you about Sephiroth.
          I just wanted to say that I have a lot of respect for you.
          Your strength in spirit comes through in the
          way you never seem to lose your smile, and that's
          why I want to assist you in any way I can.
          Since you're always on the go, I thought you might
          like to be filled in on the goings-on in Midgar!

Received: Just before meeting Aerith at the church in Chapter 6.



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Subject:  Snowy village
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From:     Kunsel

Contents: So now you're in Modeoheim, eh?
          Isn't that near Icicle Inn, the permafrost area?
          It must be freezing cold out there!
          That area was once a candidate for mako excavation,
          when it was abuzz with construction workers and
          scientists around the Shinra facility.
          But after the plans for a mako reactor were canned,
          the village was deserted.  That is, until reports of
          disturbing activity started popping up recently.
          The seclusion and harshness of the environment must
          make it a convenient location for anti-Shinra groups.

Received: After Zack enters Modeoheim.



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Subject:  Simultaneous attacks
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From:     Kunsel

Contents: Zack, where are you?
          SOLDIER operatives are being sent out because
          we're getting attacked from all over the place.
          I'm on a chopper myself, on my way to an assignment.
          You were on vacation, weren't you?
          Did it get cut short?
          These recent attacks may spell real trouble for us.
          What's worse, the chain of command is in shambles
          since Director Lazard suddenly disappeared.
          Nobody seems to know where anyone is!

Received: During the attack on Junon, second area.



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Subject:  How was your vacation?
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From:     Kunsel

Contents: Haven't arrived at my post yet.
          Could the director's absence be having this much
          of an impact on the operation's lack of finesse?
          By the way, how was the beach?
          You looked awfully stressed out before you went.
          Did the waves and the sun help ya at all?

Received: After defeating General's Tank in Junon



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Subject:  Your words
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From:     Luxiere

Contents: SOLDIER members are being deployed in response to
          the simultaneous attacks that have been hitting
          everywhere.
          I'm mailing you from the helicopter that's taking
          me to my assignment.
          By the way, I just heard about what you told the rookies
          on your first mission after you changed your hairdo.
          "Embrace your dreams.  And, whatever happens,
          protect your SOLDIER honor."
          ...I was so moved when I heard this,
          it's been my personal motto ever since.
          I'm following you until the end, Zack!

Received: After defeating General's Tank in Junon



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Subject:  I see everything
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From:     Kunsel

Contents: Hmmm, I wonder where you might be.
          Wait, let me guess...
          You're hanging out with that Aerith girl again,
          aren't you?
          I bet you're wondering how I got that information.
          See, I know everything about you,
          even if you never tell me anything.
          In other words, it's no use keeping secrets from me,
          because I know how to get information.
          So talk to me, Zack.  You can tell me anything.
          Tell me about all the things that are wearing you down.

Received: Beginning of Chapter 8, in the church.



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Subject:  Falling apart
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From:     Kunsel

Contents: Those copies Hollander made that attacked Shinra...
          Did you know that Director Lazard financed Hollander
          with money he embezzled from the company?
          Seems revenge against the company was
          the motivation for both of them.
          I can understand Hollander wanting revenge, but why would Lazard?
          He climbed up the ladder while he was still young.  And he was
          always a decent guy.  What could he have had against the company?
          I do remember him writing about "ill blood" in one of his mails.
          Speaking of climbing up, the president's son's already made
          vice president.  You think Lazard was after the VP's chair?

Received: On the way to Sector 8 during flower wagon mission in Chapter 8. 



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Subject:  Change in chain of command
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From:     Luxiere

Contents: Zack, where are you?
          Have you heard that Director Lazard passed away?
          He was such a good man... May he rest in peace.
          I wonder what's going to become of
          SOLDIER's chain of command?
          I'm actually a little worried about the future.
          Who do you think I should follow?
          I think you, with your sunny disposition, would be the man
          to look up to for leadership in these uncertain times.
          I'm following you until the end, Zack!

Received: On the way to Sector 8 during the flower wagon mission in Chapter 8.



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Subject:  A message for you
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From:     Kunsel

Contents: Working hard at your assignment, I assume.
          I guess it was longer than we thought it would be.
          I thought I'd look after Aerith while you were gone,
          but the Turks were already there guarding her.
          I don't know why.
          Anyway, she says the tire came off her flower
          wagon, and now the thing's useless.
          I offered to fix it for her, but she refused.
          She's waiting for you to come back and fix it,
          so hurry up and get back here already.

Received: On the way to Shinra mansion after Zack wakes up in Nibelheim Inn.



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Subject:  Working with Sephiroth
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From:     Luxiere

Contents: Hello again, Zack!
          I heard you were on an assignment with Sephiroth. 
          I remember you were trying to get in touch with him,
          so I'm guessing you can finally talk to him now!
          I also heard Sephiroth hand-picked you for this assignment.
          With the main SOLDIER 1sts gone missing, and Sephiroth
          not being the type to look after subordinates,
          I'm thinking it's you who's gonna lead us.
          You're moving up the chain!
          And I'm following you until the end, Zack!

Received: After entering Shinra mansion in search of Sephiroth.



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Subject:  Tell me they're lying
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From:     Kunsel

Contents: Got an announcement from General Affairs
          that you were killed in action.
          But those announcements are never true, are they?
          Where are you?  What are you doing?
          What did you have to do for the company
          to reclassify yourself as a dead man?
          Let me help you if you're in a jam.
          Talk to me, I'll be waiting.          

Received: After Zack and Cloud return to the Shinra mansion to rest before
          leaving Nibelheim.



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Subject:  You can't fool me
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From:     Kunsel

Contents: Zack, where could you possibly be?
          Let me know if you're reading this.
          You've gone missing since your mission with Sephiroth.
          Do you have anything to do with Sephiroth being
          killed in action?
          I heard rumors about something going down in Nibelheim.
          Are you there right now?

Received: After Zack and Cloud leave the Shinra mansion the second time, before
          leaving Nibelheim for good.



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Subject:  I have a plan
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From:     Luxiere

Contents: Zack, how have you been all this time?
          I was so worried about you!
          Please tell me where you are.  I'll come and get you.
          In fact, let's put on an act for everyone, okay?
          If you let me catch you, it would score me a
          promotion for sure.  Then with my newfound authority,
          I might be able to spare your life.  Please, just tell
          me where you are!

Received: Just before leaving Nibelheim during the escape.



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Subject:  Just as I thought
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From:     Kunsel

Contents: I hear two research samples have escaped from Nibelheim.
          And might you be one of them, Zack?
          If you are, watch your back, because now a whole
          battalion of infantrymen has been called in.
          They're coming after you in crazy numbers.
          Man, what in the hell did you do to deserve this?
          I don't care if you've made an enemy out of Shinra.
          I'll always be waiting for you to come back.
          Just make it back alive, buddy.  Promise me.

Received: Shortly after arriving at Gongaga.



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Subject:  A SOLDIER legend, so they say
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From:     Kunsel

Contents: Someone apparently took care of this thing that's
          been on the back burner forever.  All the bigwigs
          and everyone in SOLDIER are freaking out that
          it's the return of the SOLDIER legend.
          The source of the problem was apparently more powerful
          than a summon.  Its materia reaction was so beyond measure,
          the gauge started to smoke.  In fact, the materia power
          was so intense that other monsters, and even robots,
          became overloaded with mako and started going berserk.
          Anyway, I was thinking...This SOLDIER legend...
          Could everybody be talking about...YOU?

Received: After defeating Minerva



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-------Shinra News--------\
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Subject:  Midgar Construction Project
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From:     Shinra News

Contents: Midgar is a city floating approximately 50 meters in the air,
          linked to the ground by train and highway transit.
          We utilize a total of eight mako reactors, sequentially numbered
          starting with the #1 northern reactor, to supply electricity to
          the city.
          Construction continues smoothly; Shinra Company Headquarters
          and Sector 4 are the last on the schedule to be completed.
          The headquarters interior in Sector 0 is complete and already
          in operation.  The exterior is slated for completion in two years,
          while the surrounding city will be finished in seven years.

          
          Reeve Tuesti, Director of City Planning

Received: After Kunsel's mail tutorial before Zack is sent to Wutai.



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Subject:  Situation with Wutai
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From:     Shinra News

Contents: We have received reports from the Security and
          SOLDIER departments on the state of war with Wutai.
          

          We have been in negotiations with Wutai for years in
          order to peacefully resolve the long dispute regarding
          mako extraction in the region.  However, Wutai's steadfast
          refusal has resulted in aggravated tensions.
          In order to break through this impasse, we have decided
          to resume military action.  A special attack force of the
          smallest size has been mobilized to keep the scale of
          operations to a minimum.

Received: After entering the Fort Tamblin courtyard in Wutai.



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Subject:  Personnel Announcement 0012
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From:     Shinra News

Contents: Official Personnel Announcement
          
          Effective today, Rufus Shinra has been appointed to
          Vice President and Corporate Officer.

          Additionally, Rufus Shinra has departed on a
          long-term business trip, the details of which cannot
          be disclosed for security reasons.

Received: After entering LOVELESS Avenue in Sector 8.



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Subject:  President's declaration
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From:     Shinra News

Contents: We hereby declare the end of the war with Wutai.
          Worthy of note is Sephiroth, SOLDIER 1st Class, whose
          contributions were instrumental in bringing about a
          peaceful resolution with a minimum of casualties.
          The end of this war marks the beginning of distribution
          and further development of mako throughout all regions.
          The Shinra Company is dedicated to these goals and
          will continue to achieve them by any means possible.

          President Shinra

Received: Beginning of Chapter 4



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Subject:  Personnel Announcement 0103
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From:     Shinra News

Contents: This is an official notification of the change
          in status for the following personnel.

          Angeal Hewley - SOLDIER 1st Class:
          Killed in action

          Genesis Rhapsodos - SOLDIER 1st Class:
          Killed in action

Received: After Zack is promoted to 1st Class.



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Subject:  Personnel Announcement 0104
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From:     Shinra News

Contents: Official Personnel Announcement

          Effective today, Zack Fair has been promoted to
          SOLDIER 1st Class

Received: Once you leave the church after Zack first meets Aerith.



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Subject:  Analysis of the Midgar attacks
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From:     Shinra News

Contents: The recent attacks came in two stages.
          The first stage was the attack on headquarters and
          the entire Midgar region.  Our forces were dispersed
          to respond to these initial attacks.
          The second stage consisted of additional attacks on
          headquarters as we attempted to recover.
          Although the damage dealt was costly, its overall
          impact on company operations is minimal.

          Heidegger, Director of Security

Received: Chapter 6, after speaking with Angeal on the way to Sector 5.



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Subject:  Personnel Announcement 0207
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From:     Shinra News

Contents: This is an official notification of the change
          in status for the following personnel.

          Lazard Deusericus - Director of SOLDIER:
          Killed in action
 
          Hollander - Science Department:
          Killed in action

Received: After finding Used Tools on the ground outside of the church in
          Chapter 8.



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Subject:  Space development report
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From:     Shinra News

Contents: Space Development Status Report

          Shinra fully plans to establish the rocket engine
          as the next step in industrial development.
          Manned rocket Shinra #26 is in full production,
          with a projected launch within a few years.
          The proposed model for Shinra #26 is on display
          in the Exhibit Room in the Shinra Building.
          Development is proceeding steadily, and our pilot,
          Cid Highwind, has begun training.

Received: After entering Shinra building for the first time in Chapter 8.



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Subject:  Analysis of the simultaneous attacks
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From:     Shinra News

Contents: We have determined that the simultaneous attacks on five
          locations, including Junon and Costa Del Sol, were the
          criminal acts of an anti-Shinra organization.
          Their goal was to release a group of their own activists
          in Shinra captivity, and display a show of force--
          but thanks to the quick response by SOLDIER operatives,
          the situation was quickly brought under control,
          Even in Junon, the target of the heaviest attacks,
          damage was kept to a minimum.

Received: Before Zack departs for Nibelheim



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Subject:  Budget Report
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From:     Shinra News

Contents: After exhaustive engineering by the Arms Development Department,
          prototypes of the next generation of weapons are feature-complete
          and being tested in the slums.  Once mass production becomes
          feasible, it would enable us to lower human resource costs by
          drastically cutting down on the number of personnel.  With high
          expectations for these new weapons, we announce the following
          changes to the budget:
          [Security Department]
          7 billion gil (Original: 10 billion gil)
          [Arms Dev. Department]
          11 billion gil (Original: 8 billion gil)

Received: Before Zack departs for Nibelheim



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Subject:  Personnel Announcement 0210
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From:     Shinra News

Contents: This is an official notification of the change
          in status for the following personnel.

          Sephiroth - SOLDIER 1st Class:
          Killed in action

          Zack Fair - SOLDIER 1st Class:
          Killed in action

          Two infantrymen were also killed in action.

Received: Shortly after Zack and Cloud wake up in the Shinra mansion, four
          years after the incident with Sephiroth in the reactor.



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---------Lazard-----------\
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Subject:  SOLDIER responsibilities
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From:     Lazard

Contents: SOLDIER members, I thank you for your daily hard work.
          As you all well know, a great number of our comrades
          have left the company.
          There is now some concern within the company whether
          this will lead to a decline in SOLDIER's combat abilities.
          However, we can also take this pressure as a chance to
          prove how indispensable we are to the company by proving
          our strength as a small but elite group.
          I hope you take advantage of this mission, where we
          will be bringing an end to the war with Wutai,
          to do your best and prove yourselves.

Received: After Angeal tells Zack about dumbapples during the mission
          in Wutai, before you reach the first save point.



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Subject:  Our new direction
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From:     Lazard

Contents: SOLDIER members, I thank you for your daily hard work.
          Upon receiving a report on an unspeakably tragic incident,
          I find myself thinking about parental bonds.
          Just as happiness can be found in non-biological ties,
          parent and child can be unhappy even if tied by blood.
          The difference is whether or not there are feelings of
          respect and appreciation.  Without them, "ill blood" is born.
          Ill blood is prone to lead to tragedy, and
          ill blood sometimes affects our missions.
          While SOLDIER must always execute our missions quickly,
          we must also focus on risk prevention in the future.

Received: Just before Zack and Tseng enter the warehouse in Banora.



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Subject:  At the end of war
---------------------------

From:     Lazard

Contents: SOLDIER members, I thank you for your daily hard work.
          The long war has finally come to an end, all thanks to
          the heroic efforts by Sephiroth and everyone in SOLDIER.
          However, the air around Shinra remains tense.
          Threats from powerful armed forces and anti-Shinra
          elements are too numerous to list.
          We could deem these "distortions" born out of Shinra's
          meteoric rise to glory.  And we, as members of Shinra,
          must always face these distortions with integrity.
          I hope you keep this in your hearts as you continue
          in your duties.

Received: Beginning of Chapter 4



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Subject:  Children in the slums
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From:     Lazard

Contents: SOLDIER members, I thank you for your daily hard work.
          On the ground, beneath our aerial city of Midgar
          and in the shadow of its plates, lie the slums.
          They also symbolize one of Shinra's "distortions."
          There are reports of children forming gangs in the
          harsh environment they call home.
          To look away from this will surely cast a
          large shadow on Shinra's future growth.
          It is my hope that we members of SOLDIER
          can rise up to address this "distortion."

Received: Shortly after Zack's wallet is stolen in Sector 5 marketplace



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Subject:  Shinra's shadows
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From:     Lazard

Contents: SOLDIER members, I thank you for your daily hard work.
          Shinra's rapid growth has given birth to
          "distortions" in many parts of the world.
          They are Shinra's shadows--dark entities that the
          president and the vice president must confront.
          That, in turn, may define us as victims of
          Shinra's shadows.
          However, we, as employees of the Shinra Company,
          must act with accountability.  And I trust that you
          will do just that, even without my leadership.
          Thank you, and good luck.

Received: Shortly after Zack enters Modeoheim.



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--------Friends-----------\
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Subject:  I'll give you a hint
------------------------------

From:     Cissnei

Contents: If you can't get these "fans" of yours
          out of your head, I suggest you visit headquarters.
          Whoever knows the most about company goings-on
          just might know something about a few of them.
          Makes sense, doesn't it?

Received: After speaking with Cissnei during the attack on Junon.



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Subject:  You're not busy, are you?
-----------------------------------

From:     Cissnei

Contents: I guess SOLDIER is in a state of utter chaos
          without Director Lazard.
          It's certainly more than the president can handle,
          so now he gives us Turks all the work.
          Even just the other day, I had to cut my vacation short.
          Well, the last one... I guess you know all
          along that I was on assignment.  I'm sorry.
          How are you doing these days?  Still smoldering, I bet.
          Why don't you try the beach again?
          You need to take a break once in a while
          if you want to put in quality work.

Received: Beginning of Chapter 8, in the church.



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Subject:  I wanted to tell you
------------------------------

From:     Cloud

Contents: We've been on a few missions together, and
          there's something I've been meaning to tell you.
          I was thinking about telling you once we were
          in my hometown, but it's a little embarrassing,
          so I'm going to write it out and send it to you.
          The day you changed your hair, when you wished us rookies
          good luck before our sortie--I'll never forget your words.
          Remembering what you said that day gives me the courage
          to stay strong.
          So...thanks, Zack.

Received: Once you enter the Nibelheim Inn.



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Subject:  If you'd like...
--------------------------

From:     Cloud

Contents: Hey, do you want to come over to my house?
          I want yout to try Mom's cooking.
          The thing is, I haven't been home yet since
          I've been here.  I hadn't been able to make up
          my mind about it, but I decided that I should
          show my face...but going home alone is a bit
          uncomfortable, so I was hoping you could join me.

Received: Once Zack wakes up in Nibelheim Inn after the events with Genesis
          and Sephiroth in the Mt. Nibel reactor.



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Subject:  Is he all right?
--------------------------

From:     Tifa

Contents: Is that guy all right?  I'm a little worried,
          because it looked like he got hurt pretty bad.
          I'm glad you were there.  Thank you, Zack.
          I had heard of SOLDIER and how tough they are.
          I hope we can talk a little bit more about SOLDIER
          one of these days, because there's something I want
          to ask you.

Received: Once Zack wakes up in Nibelheim Inn after the events with Genesis
          and Sephiroth in the Mt. Nibel reactor.



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Subject:  When you come back
----------------------------

From:     Cissnei

Contents: Are you in Nibelheim now?
          I've got business in another freezing locale myself.
          By the way, I couldn't help but notice that you were
          reading LOVELESS while you were in Costa Del Sol.
          That was Genesis's favorite work, wasn't it?
          So have you finished it yet?  I bet you got bored
          of it in the middle and just tossed it away.
          But there's a stage production of
          LOVELESS now playing in Midgar.  Let's go see it
          when you get back.  Who knows?  It might just give
          you the hint you're looking for.

Received: On the way to Shinra manor after Zack wakes up in Nibelheim Inn.



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Subject:  I can fight, too
--------------------------

From:     Tifa

Contents: Sephiroth--I don't get him at all.
          Is everyone in SOLDIER like him?  Oh, and
          are there any blond guys in SOLDIER?  Well,
          it's just a dream... Any girl would love to have a
          blond SOLDIER guy protect her when she's in a pinch.
          Well, it's no good just waiting for my
          blond knight in shining armor to show up,
          so I've started learning how to fight, myself.
          My teacher tells me I've got a knack for it.

Received: On the way to Shinra manor after Zack wakes up in Nibelheim Inn.



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Subject:  Don't tell anyone
---------------------------

From:     Tifa

Contents: I almost forgot.
          Please don't tell anyone in SOLDIER that
          I asked about the blond guy.  Okay?

Received: After reaching second floor of Shinra manor while searching for
          Sephiroth.



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Subject:  Where are you?
------------------------

From:     Cloud

Contents: Zack! Where are you?
          Sephiroth set the whole village on fire!!!
          Tifa and her dad went chasing after him.
          You've got to stop them!

Received: On the Mt. Nibel Trail after Sephiroth sets Nibelheim ablaze.



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Subject:  The last wonder
-------------------------

From:     Wonder Hunter

Contents: Hey, big guy. It's been a long time. How are you? 
          Me and my mom ran away from the village when the fire spread.
          But when we came back after a really long time, everything
          in the village was back to normal! How could that be after 
          such a nasty fire? But I didn't know anybody there.
          Fake people and fake buildings... It's all Shinra's fault,
          isn't it? I hate them! But you were always nice to me,
          so I left you a thank-you gift. There's a treasure 
          hidden somewhere in the village. I hope you find it. 
          I guess we never got around to finding all seven wonders...
          But we can call the village itself the last wonder, can't we?


Received: Complete the Wonders of Nibelheim sidequest



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Subject:  The truth about SOLDIER A!
------------------------------------

From:     Reporter

Contents: Two SOLDIER operatives reported as K.I.A. were spotted
          alive.  Both Genesis and Angeal were seen entering the
          apple processing factory in Banora.  In fact, my source
          tells me he saw MORE than one Genesis appearing--one
          after another in succession.  Hollander of the Science
          Department was also present.
          One can assume that Genesis and Angeal are involved in
          clandestine experiments taking place at the factory.
          I have since lost contact with my source, and I
          can only pray that he is safe.

Received: After letting the reporter in Sector 8 go.



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Subject:  Investigation reveals Shinra's lies!
----------------------------------------------

From:     Reporter

Contents: It seems that SOLDIER Director Lazard, who was recently
          reported as killed in action, simply vanished instead.
          Sources say Lazard has been embezzling company
          money to fund Hollander's attack on Shinra.
          It is also believed that Hollander, who was held
          captive in Junon, has fled with Lazard's aid.
          An investigation has revealed that both men have
          held ill feelings toward Shinra.  This comes as a
          great shock to the parties involved, as members of
          SOLDIER have had the utmost confidence in Lazard.

Received: After entering LOVELESS district in Chapter 8.



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Subject:  Hot on the trail of the missing pod!
----------------------------------------------

From:     Reporter

Contents: I had received word of recent activity in Modeoheim.
          The area was once a candidate for mako excavation,
          but now it's nothing but a deserted village.
          This reporter actually found a piece of equipment--
          a pod, to be exact--used in the experiments.  When
          I revisited the facility at a later date for a more
          thorough investigation, the equipment was gone.
          A full-scale effort to follow the pod's trail revealed
          that it made a stop at Nibelheim before it was carried
          to another location.

Received: On the way to Shinra manor after Zack wakes up in the Nibelheim Inn.



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Subject:  Links to dead SOLDIER operative!
------------------------------------------

From:     Reporter

Contents: The recent string of destruction has thus far been
          pinned on an anti-Shinra group, but new findings
          point to Genesis--the SOLDIER operative who was supposedly
          killed in action--as being tied to all of the incidents.
          First of all, the targets were not limited to
          Shinra facilities.  Additionally, all of the targeted
          locations have clues indicating that the perpetrator
          was searching for something.
          Genesis is known to have been a devotee of LOVELESS;
          some believe LOVELESS may hold the key to solving the
          mysteries behind this violent string of events.

Received: Shortly after Zack and Cloud escape from the tubes in Shinra manor.



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Subject:  Flying SOLDIER man: Dead or alive?
--------------------------------------------

From:     Reporter

Contents: Unidentified flying objects are being reported from every
          town and borough. Witness accounts point to several common
          traits--and lead to the conclusion that it is, in fact, Angeal.
          Angeal's death was thought to be certain after Zack had
          inherited Angeal's Buster Sword, so what could these
          sightings mean?
          Have reports of the highly-regarded SOLDIER member's
          death been greatly exaggerated--or, perhaps, has
          Shinra perfected the technology of bringing back the dead!?
          This reporter is committed to bringing you the truth,
          no matter how sinister it may be.

Received: While Zack and Cloud are escaping from Shinra manor.



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Subject:  The village: What they're not telling!
------------------------------------------------

From:     Reporter

Contents: Sephiroth is reported as killed in action,
          but there has been no word on how or where he died.
          When our investigative team went to "N," the village
          rumored to be where Sephiroth died, it was in an
          abnormally heightened state of alert.
          We were finally able to sneak in, only to be faced with
          residents who seemed to know absolutely nothing about the
          incident.  Their blank expressions did not indicate they
          were lying, but the speech and accents indigenous to the
          region were oddly missing.
          What could these changes to the village signify?

Received: After leaving the Shinra mansion the second time during the escape,
          just before leaving Nibelheim for good.



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Subject:  SOLDIER man too weak to fight dog!?
---------------------------------------------

From:     Reporter

Contents: Angeal sightings continue to pop up, but many
          are suspect--such as the most recent one,
          which claims he was taken down by a stray dog.
          Assuming Shinra does have the technology to raise the
          dead, is this technology actually reliable?  Or could
          illness or injury be responsible for the SOLDIER
          hero being subdued by a mangy mutt?
          Or could these be nothing but groundless rumors?
          This reporter shall stop at nothing to get to the
          bottom of this mystery.

Received: Shortly after arriving at Gongaga.



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Subject:  Angeal Fan Club Newsletter 311
----------------------------------------

From:     Keepers of Honor

Contents: Hello, fan club members!
          Let's take another peek into Angeal's "unauthorized" profile!
           Favorite hobby: Doting over dogs
          The bigger the hassle, the cuter the dog.
           Favorite read: "Famous Gardens Monthly"
          A magazine on various flora, published by Shinra.
          Now, isn't that just like the noble,
          nature-loving man we all know and love?
          That's all for this update.
          We'll let you know when we have more to share with you!

Received: Immediately after joining the Angeal fanclub, the Keepers of Honor.



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Subject:  Angeal Fan Club Newsletter 312
----------------------------------------

From:     Keepers of Honor

Contents: Hello, fan club members!
          Let's take another peek into Angeal's "unauthorized" profile!
           Most valued possession: His camera
          A gift from his mother, he uses it to take shots of
          the scenery whenever he goes on a mission.
           Most valued skill: Cooking with leftovers
          Self-catering is essential in frugal living.
          Housewives in our readership should take note!
          That's all for this update.
          We'll let you know when we have more to share with you!

Received: After speaking with Angeal fan in Sector 8 after returning
          from Banora.



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Subject:  Angeal Fan Club Newsletter 313
----------------------------------------

From:     Keepers of Honor

Contents: Today's update features a conversation between Angeal and Genesis.
          G: You'd better do something about those plants in your room.
          A: Those plants represent nature. Some of us converse with
             nature to hone our spirit and honor.
          G: And some of us are getting bugs in our rooms because of those
             blasted things.
          A: Come on.  Don't you remember?  We used to have bugs in our
             rooms all the time when we were kids.
          G: That's why I hate them. And the past? It can stay there.
             We're in Midgar.  We're not supposed to have nature here.
          City-born Genesis, and nature-lover Angeal: so completely
          different, yet friends all the same.

Received: Chapter 4



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Subject:  Angeal Fan Club Newsletter 314
----------------------------------------

From:     Keepers of Honor

Contents: Dear fan club members:
          We have some very sad news to share with you today.
          We have decided to dissolve "Keepers of Honor" upon
          receiving word that Angeal was killed in action.
          We sincerely thank you for your membership.
          Our last event as a fan club will be a memorial service
          near the church, organized by club volunteers.
          This will be an opportunity for us to gather one last
          time and pray that he rests in peace.
          We look forward to seeing you there.

Received: Once you reach the Street of Sector 5 Slums for the first time.



-------------------
Subject:  Sightings
-------------------

From:     Keepers of Honor

Contents: We continue to receive reports of Angeal sightings.
          contained in this update is the most credible
          information we can deliver to our former club members.
          A large man believed to be Angeal was spotted in the
          church near the slums.
          Seen alongside him was a woman wearing a white
          one-piece dress.
          Could it be that our Angeal is seeking sanctuary
          with a mysterious girl?
          We wish he would show us that he is alive and well.

Received: While Zack and Cloud are escaping from Shinra manor.



------------------------------
Subject:  Sightings: Continued
------------------------------

From:     Keepers of Honor

Contents: Angeal sightings keep pouring in, but the previously
          reported Angeal near the church turned out to be a
          large animal with a pattern on its hide that looked
          like Angeal.  The woman at the church tells us that she is
          looking after the creature, which seems to have settled there.
          Our latest credible source tells us that Angeal was
          attacked by a pack of wild dogs.  Perhaps he is very weak,
          but not at death's door yet...
          Then again, it could be an entirely different person.
          Stay tuned for updates!

Received: Shortly after arriving at Gongaga.



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-----------------------------------
Subject:  An invitation to LOVELESS
-----------------------------------

From:     Study Group

Contents: LOVELESS on stage is as popular as ever.
          This year's production retains the love story from
          the female point of view, with the focus on
          Acts II and III, as usual.  This interpretation features
          additional scenes of the two friends, making it
          closer to the original text.
          Acts II and III of LOVELESS have become famous
          thanks to the plays, but pundits agree that the
          story's true value lies in Act IV.
          Could this year's production make up for it?
          Join us at the theatre as we decide for ourselves.

Received: After joining the Genesis Fanclub, the Study Group.



-----------------------------------------
Subject:  Genesis Fan Club Newsletter 666
-----------------------------------------

From:     Red Leather

Contents: This issue is for the newcomers to Red Leather.  As a welcome
          gift, here is some basic information about Genesis.
           Hobby: Reading.  He happened upon a copy of LOVELESS
          in his parents' study.  It has been his favorite work
          ever since.
           Why he joined SOLDIER: The heroics of Sephiroth, who
          is the same age as Genesis, inspired him to work for the
          good of the world.
          We will update you on any new information as it
          becomes available.

Received: Immediately after joining the Genesis fanclub, Red Leather.



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Subject:  Genesis Fan Club Newsletter 667
-----------------------------------------

From:     Red Leather

Contents: We have received word that our dear Genesis has
          been killed in action.
          Though we still find this report hard to believe,
          members are planning a get-together for one last
          farewell at the foot of the bridge in Sector 8.
          During the event, we will be selling apple jewelry,
          created as an homage to Genesis.
          Please buy the apple-shaped accessory, wear it,
          and let us always feel Genesis inside our hearts.

Received: After speaking with Genesis fan in Sector 8 after returning
          from Banora.



-----------------------------------------
Subject:  Genesis Fan Club Newsletter 668
-----------------------------------------

From:     Red Leather

Contents: This is a report on our memorial service.
          All of us in attendance read from LOVELESS,
          Genesis's favorite work, and prayed for his soul.
          On a lighter note, we are happy to report that
          the apple jewelry was a smashing success!
          We are planning to sell them online to those of
          you who could not attend the event.  If you would
          like one, please reply to this address.
          Supplies are limited.  Order now!

Received: After reaching the Sector 5 Slums.



---------------------
Subject:  Declaration
---------------------

From:     Study Group

Contents: The reason Genesis adored LOVELESS so much?  He
          claimed it provided answers to do many of the
          mysteries in our world regarding history, science,
          art, and astronomy.
          But experts agree that the answer to the biggest
          mystery was in the final act, which was scattered
          and lost--and thus is worthy of further study.
          Our dear Genesis also devoted his life to interpreting
          the missing final act.  As a devoted study group,
          let's inherit his life's work in his memory!

Received: After speaking with Study Group member in Sector 8 after returning
          from Banora.



----------------------------
Subject:  Message to members
----------------------------

From:     Study Group

Contents: We have managed to compile Genesis's theories
          on LOVELESS's final act into a single volume.
          We are going to publish this book ourselves,
          and decided that the book will be the basic
          text for our future studies.
          Participants in the LOVELESS study group are
          required to purchase a copy.

Received: After entering Sector 5 marketplace with Aerith for the first time.



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Subject:  Mystery of the final act
----------------------------------

From:     Study Group

Contents: Our self-published book on Genesis's LOVELESS
          theories have become a runaway bestseller.
          Let's use this momentum to move forward in
          our studies of the final act.
          The biggest mystery of the final act is
          what happens to the world after the "gift
          of the goddess" is given.
          The key to understanding this is in how we
          interpret "the goddess" in this context, but
          experts still cannot come to a consensus.

Received: After speaking with Study Group member in Chapter 6.



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Subject:  Thoughts on "the gift of the goddess"
-----------------------------------------------

From:     Study Group

Contents: The "gift of the goddess," the source of life, is said
          to bring immortality.  The most widely accepted theory
          equates the gift of the goddess to the Banora White.
          There is, however, another theory which advocates that
          it is the planet, not any human, that becomes immortal.
          This suggests two other interpretations of the gift.
          One is an all-consuming destruction;
          the other is an all-healing salvation.
          Genesis believed in the latter, predicting some sort
          of salvation from the gift of the goddess.

Received: After entering LOVELESS district in Chapter 8.



-----------------------
Subject:  Breaking news
-----------------------

From:     Red Leather

Contents: Here at Red Leather, we have received
          numerous reports of Genesis sightings.
          If Genesis does indeed live, despite
          being reported as killed in action,
          has he perhaps solved the riddle that
          surround the "gift of the goddess"?
          Genesis can never do wrong, and he
          deserves our support!

Received: After the events in the Mt. Nibel reactor with Genesis and
          Sephiroth.



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Subject:  Our upcoming secret event!
------------------------------------

From:     Study Group

Contents: Fellow Genesis fan club members:
          Our annual memorial event is coming soon!
          Of course, with all the witness accounts that keep
          pouring in, it won't be so much a memorial for Genesis
          as a gathering to wish his full-fledged return.
          As for our always popular goods for sale,
          this year we have prepared copies of
          LOVELESS bound in custom leather.
          We look forward to your attendance, and
          don't forget to buy your special LOVELESS!

Received: After Zack places Cloud on the bed in the Shinra manor while the
          two are escaping.



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Subject:  Resurrection Fest!
----------------------------

From:     Red Leather

Contents: Fellow Genesis fan club members:
          It's time for our annual Genesis Resurrection Fest!
          Witness accounts are still coming in, renewing our
          hope that his return is near.  Let us come together
          and strengthen our faith in his resurrection!
          As for this year's special goods,
          we have prepared faithful replicas
          of Genesis's leather coat.
          We look forward to seeing you all in
          these leather coats at the festival!

Received: Shortly after arriving at Gongaga.



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Subject:  The scent of silver winds
-----------------------------------

From:     Silver Elite

Content:  Dear members of the Silver Elite:
          In this update, we present another piece of Sephiroth
          trivia--the secrets to his beautiful long hair.
          The hair products he uses are of the highest grade,
          made and supplied by the Shinra Company.
          He seems to use one whole bottle of both shampoo
          and conditioner every time he washes his hair.
          They are scented with thirteen kinds of perfumes,
          including Rose and Vanilla.
          Apparently, the scent in the air after
          Sephiroth tosses his hair changes daily!

Received: Immediately after joining the Sephiroth fanclub, the Silver Elite.



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Subject:  Now accepting applications
------------------------------------

From:     Zack Fan Club

Contents: We have a new fan club for the new 1st Class star on
          the block, Zack!  Why? Because there wasn't one until now!
          Your membership number: 012
          Let's start with Zack's official profile:
           Birthplace: Gongaga
           Family: Mother and father
           Hobbies: Traveling, and anything involving physical activity.
           Quote: "I want to join SOLDIER and fly all over the world.
           I'm gonna make friends everywhere I go.
           Then I'm gonna swim to each place where they live!"

Received: After speaking with receptionist in Chapter 8.  Only if you spoke
          with Cissnei in Junon during the attack.



------------------------------------
Subject:  The memory of silver winds
------------------------------------

From:     Silver Elite

Contents: Sephiroth is known to value his private life, but there was
          a time when he had two best friends.  We'd like to share a
          story of this threesome guaranteed to raise a smile.
          The SOLDIER trio would use the training room exclusively as
          their playground, but in order to retain their 1st Class
          dignity, they would sneak in only after the 2nd Class
          members had gone home.  Then they would proceed to have one
          of the three stand with a dumbapple on his head, while the
          other two would throw their swords at the apple to pierce it!
          Sephiroth always won, his Masamune always striking
          every dumbapple dead center.

Received: After speaking with Silver Elite member in the park in Chapter 8.



-----------------------------
Subject:  Insider information
-----------------------------

From:     Zack Fan Club

Contents: We received the following information from a
          member of our word-of-mouth network:
          Zack's favorite swimsuit has embroidered sunflowers.
          Isn't that perfect for someone as sunny as Zack?
          He was spotted in Costa del Sol on a break.  It was then,
          on the day of the simultaneous attacks, that he was
          seen fighting foes on the beach with a parasol!
          Isn't that WILD? With all this vitality, you might expect
          Zack to be a flirtatious player when it comes to romance,
          but apparently he's actually very sweet and naive.
          Thanks to Black Suit for the info!

Received: On the way to Shinra manor after Zack wakes up in Nibelheim Inn.



------------------------------
Subject:  All things must pass
------------------------------

From:     Zack Fan Club

Contents: We continued running the fan club after Zack's untimely
          death, but we have to disband due to financial reasons.
          We would like to share one last quote from a woman
          who had a close relationship with Zack:
           "My wagon broke, so I'm going to use a basket
            to sell the flowers.  I hope you can join me
            when you're back from your tour."
          She must not have heard what happened--making
          her comments all the more poignant.
          Our thanks go out to all 109,348 members out there.
          May Zack always live within our hearts.

Received: After Zack and Cloud return to the Shinra mansion to rest before
          leaving Nibelheim.



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Subject:   The proclamation of silver winds
-------------------------------------------

From:     Silver Elite

Contents: Today, we have a message from our chairwoman that
          we would like to share with our members:
           "Sephiroth will never die.
            As long as I live, so will he!
            At least in our minds--but fret not.
            Because I have a plan.
            I shall let you know when it comes to fruition.
            You can look forward to that day."
          Her style of writing is rather stiff, but her
          message is encouraging.  See you next time.

Received: After Zack and Cloud return to the Shinra mansion to rest before
          leaving Nibelheim.



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***************************\


---------------------
Subject:  Recruitment
---------------------

From:     Treasure Princess

Contents: I'm looking for someone who would go on treasure hunts
          with me.  How would you like to team up?
          If you're interested, I want you to prove yourself first.
          Somewhere out in the fields, there's supposed to be
          a treasure hidden by Shinra's General Affairs Department.
          If you manage to find it, I'll let you in.
          You can get your hands on some really
          rare items by becoming a treasure hunter.
          Not a bad deal, is it?  No...no, I didn't think so.
          Good luck.

Received: Shortly after entering Reactor #5 with Sephiroth.



-------------------
Subject:  Directive
-------------------

From:     Treasure Princess

Contents: You passed the test, so you're now my ally,
          and as my ally, you'd better start working.
          Somewhere in the ravine, there's supposed to be a
          treasure hidden by Shinra's Accounting Department.
          Go dig that sucker up!
          The boss's orders always stand, and I'm the boss,
          naturally.  You have no right to refuse.  Got it?
          Good luck.

Received: Complete Mission 8-4-1



-------------------
Subject:  Directive
-------------------

From:     Treasure Princess

Contents: That chest buried by the Accounting Department had
          nothing but a receipt inside!  And I blame it on you!
          You'd better find a real treasure this time!  :(
          Somewhere out in the fields, there's supposed to be
          a treasure hidden by Shinra's PR Department.
          Go find it.
          I hear there are lots of nasty monsters in the area,
          but I'm sure you'll be all right if you're careful.
          Good luck!

Received: Complete Mission 8-4-2



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Subject:  Special Assignment!
-----------------------------

From:     Treasure Princess

Contents: What's with the PR Department's thinking?
          Nothing but a public relations magazine inside a chest!?
          I want a REAL treasure this time! >:(
          Somewhere in the marine caves, there's supposed to
          be a treasure hidden by Shinra's HR Department.
          Go find it.
          You can bet there are lots of nasty monsters in
          the area, but I'm positive you're used to that by now.
          This one had better be good, or else!
 
Received: Complete Mission 8-4-3



------------------
Subject:  Orders!!
------------------

From:     Treasure Princess

Contents: There was nothing but a roster inside that HR chest!
          Oooh, this is making me so mad! >:(((
          If you botch this next one, you're fired, buster!
          Somewhere in the coal mines, there's supposed to be
          a treasure hidden by Shinra's secretaries.
          Find it...but it isn't gonna be easy.
          I'd say you better be prepared for the worst.
          Then again, you could die before you're prepared.
          The coal mines are famous for having really
          mean monsters inside.

Received: Complete Mission 8-4-4



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Subject:  Letter of challenge!!!
--------------------------------

From:     Treasure Princess

Contents: Nasty pictures! Ewww!!! Sickos!
          Are Shinra employees trained to put
          TRASH in their treasure chest!? :P
          That's it!  Everyone in Shinra's gonna get it someday!
          Somewhere in the marine caves, there's supposed to
          be a treasure hidden by Shinra's Science Department.
          And I'm taking it.
          If you don't want me to take it, come and claim it!
          Winner takes all! It's go time!!!

Received: Complete Mission 8-4-5



---------------------------------
Subject:  Just between you and me
---------------------------------

From:     Anonymous

Contents: I can't tell you my name, but
          I know something of interest to you.
          I heard there's a secret item
          somewhere in the fields.
          If this got into the hands of an anti-Shinra
          group, Shinra would be finished.
          I suggest you find it before it's too late.

Received: Complete Mission 8-4-6



----------------------
Subject:  Confidential
----------------------

From:     Anonymous

Contents: I can't tell you my name, but
          I know something of interest to you.
          I'm not the same person as the sender of the
          last anonymous message, so don't be alarmed.
          I heard there's a secret item
          somewhere in the marine caves.
          If an anti-Shinra entity got its hands on it,
          it would spell the end for Shinra.
          You really should find it before it's too late.

Received: Complete Mission 8-5-1



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Subject:  For your eyes only
----------------------------

From:     Anonymous

Contents: I can't tell you my name, but
          I know something of interest to you. 
          I'm not the same person as the sender of the
          last two anonymous messages, so don't worry.
          I heard there's a secret item
          somewhere inside some cave.
          If an anti-Shinra entity finds this,
          then stick a fork in Shinra--it's done!
          You really should find it before it's too late.

Received: Complete Mission 8-5-2



------------------------------------------
Subject:  Something you might want to know
------------------------------------------

From:     Anonymous

Contents: I can't tell you my name, but
          I know something of interest to you.
          I'm not the one who usually sends you guys
          all those anonymous messages, so relax.
          I heard there's a secret item
          somewhere in the coal mines.
          If an anti-Shinra group obtains it,
          Shinra will be crushed like an eggshell
          beneath a jackboot!
          You should look for it before it's too late.

Received: Complete Mission 8-5-3



---------------------
Subject:  A good deal
---------------------

From:     Anonymous

Contents: I can't tell you my name, but
          I know something of interest to you.
          This is the first anonymous message I've
          ever sent, so don't sweat it.
          I heard there's a secret item
          somewhere in the plate interior.
          If an anti-Shinra entity got it, Shinra
          would be dead meat in a pressure cooker!
          I suggest you look for it
          before it's your head on the plate.

Received: Complete Mission 8-5-4



--------------------------
Subject:  Too good to miss
--------------------------

From:     Anonymous

Contents: I can't tell you my name, but
          I know something of interest to you.
          No, I'm not the same person as the sender of the
          last anonymous message, so stop thinking that.
          I heard there's a secret item
          somewhere inside some cave.
          If an anti-Shinra group obtains it,
          Shinra will be a thing of the past!
          You'd better look for it before you and
          your crew are made obsolete.

Received: Complete Mission 8-5-5



----------------
Subject:  Notice
----------------

From:     Yuffie

Contents: I heard there's a fantastic treasure
          deep in the caves.
          I'm just letting you know that it's MINE!
          There's just no way I'm letting you have it!
          Absolutely no way! Sorry to spoil your
          good mood, but a girl's gotta do what a girl's
          gotta do.  Haw haw haw!
          Love, Yuffie

Received: Complete Mission 8-5-6



------------------------
Subject:  Another notice
------------------------

From:     Yuffie

Contents: The last treasure is yours to keep.
          It wasn't worth much, anyway.
          But the one down in the marine caves
          is supposed to be something else,
          and it's got my name all over it!
          At least you won't be getting it for sure.
          I'm just mailing you as a courtesy so you
          don't embarrass yourself.
          Love, Yuffie

Received: Complete Mission 8-6-1



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Subject:  This one's for real
-----------------------------

From:     Yuffie

Contents: I'm gonna let you keep that last one,
          cuz I didn't want it anyway.  Yeah, I've
          got a closet full of 'em.
          But another one down in the coal mines
          is gonna be mind-blowing.
          I'm not letting you get this one,
          pretty boy!  Nar har har!
          Love, Yuffie

Received: Complete Mission 8-6-2



-----------------------
Subject:  I'm all right
-----------------------

From:     Yuffie

Contents: I'm in the wasteland looking for treasure.
          Haven't found anything yet, but I know I'm gonna,
          cuz I'm not lost or anything.

Received: Complete Mission 8-6-3



--------------------
Subject:  Don't come
--------------------

From:     Yuffie

Contents: I'm in the slums on a treasure hunt.
          Haven't found anything yet, but I know I'm gonna,
          cuz it's not like I'm surrounded by monsters or anything.
          I swear I'm not, so the treasure's mine.
          Um I gotta go now something in the shadows is drooling.

Received: Complete Mission 8-6-4



--------------------
Subject:  [no title]
--------------------

From:     Yuffie

Contents: IM INSIDE THE PLATE
          IM TOTALLY FINE AND STUFF
          BTW DONT EVEN THINK ABOUT COMING

Received: Complete Mission 8-6-5



*************************\
--------Shop News---------\
***************************\


------------------------------------
Subject:  The best shop in the world
------------------------------------

From:     Shop News

Contents: I thank you for taking on combat missions on
          behalf of the City Planning Department.
          I hope you accept, as a token of our appreciation, this
          flyer for the newly reopened materia shop in Sector 8.
          It's a very famous (and convenient) shop that ranks
          #1 in the world in materia sales.
          It was close for some time during remodeling,
          but now it's back in business.
          Feel free to use the services this shop has to offer,
          and I hope you continue your duties for our company.

Received: Once you complete Mission 6-2-1



--------------------------------------
Subject:  A shop with a long tradition
--------------------------------------

From:     Shop News

Contents: I thank you for continuing to take on so many missions
          on behalf of the City Planning Department.
          I'm sending you a flyer for the materia shop in Sector 5.
          As the world's first materia shop, not only does it have
          historic value, but they are a membership-based business,
          limiting their dealings to customers of their choosing.
          With that kind of exclusivity, you can be
          sure of the quality of their goods.
          Feel free to use the services this shop has to offer,
          and I hope you continue your duties for our company.


Received: Once you complete Mission 6-2-3



-----------------------------------
Subject:  Your favorite accessories
-----------------------------------

From:     Shop News

Contents: I thank you for having taken on so many missions
          on behalf of the City Planning Department.
          With the last mission completed, the series of
          city development projects is over.
          We could not have come this far without you, Zack.
          In thanks, I am sending you a flyer for the
          accessories shop in Sector 6.  They are known to
          carry all the accessories anyone would want.
          Feel free to use the services this shop has to offer,
          and I hope you continue your duties for our company.

Received: Once you complete Mission 6-2-6



*************************\
--------Tutorials---------\
***************************\

*All of the tutorial mail is received at the beginning of the game after Zack
 speaks with Director Lazard and Angeal, with the exception of the three
 concerning Materia Fusion, which are received after Zack is promoted to 1st.


---------------------------------
Subject:  Controls during battles
---------------------------------

Contents: Use the directional buttons or analog stick to move.
          Use the L or R buttons to select commands.
          Use (X) to execute the command.
          
          Use (Triangle) to guard, and [] to evade.
          These actions expend AP, and are unavailable if your AP is zero.

          You will automatically target the enemy in direction Zack is facing.

          You can flee by running away from the battle area, but you
          will be unable to escape some battles.



----------------------
Subject:  Parameters 1
----------------------

Contents: Hp: The game is over when Hp reaches zero
              and you are incapacitated.

          Mp: Some commands expend Mp, and therefore
              will be unavailable if Mp is zero.

          Ap: Some commands expend Ap. Some actions,
              such as Guard and Evade, also expend Ap.
              These commands will be unavailable
              if Ap is zero.



----------------------
Subject:  Parameters 2
----------------------

Contents: SP (SOLDIER Points)
           SOLDIER points are what makes the DMW spin.
           When SP reaches zero, the DMW stops spinning,
           therefore halting Zack's growth as well.

           As you progress through the game, there will be
           more uses for SP besides spinning the DMW.

           SP can be gained through DMW results and by
           defeating monsters.



-------------------------
Subject:  Status ailments
-------------------------

Contents: Status changes can occur during battle.
          The list below shows the statuses that are detrimental.
          Some effects such as Poison, Silence, and Curse will
          last even after the battle is over.  Be sure to use a
          remedy or other methods to cure these status ailments.

          Poison: Gradually drains Hp at regular intervals
          Silence: Prevents use of magic
          Curse: Prevents DMW rotation
          Stun: Temporarily prevents action
          Stop: Temporarily halts the flow of time



------------------------
Subject:  Status changes
------------------------

Contents: Here are statuses that can give you the edge in battle.

          Endure: Prevents falling from damage received
          Barrier: Halves damage from physical attacks
          MBarrier: Halves damage from attack spells
          Regen: Gradually recovers Hp
          Raise: Recovers from incapacitation, valid even after battle
          Critical: All attacks become critical hits
          No Mp/Ap cost: Stops expending Mp and Ap
          Null Physical/Magic: Nulls damage from physical and magic attacks
          Invincible: Nulls all damage



---------------
Subject:  DMW 1
---------------

Contents: The DMW reel is located in the upper-left corner of the screen.
          Combinations of aligned "7's" during battle will activate
          these status effects.

          77-: AP and MP cost zero
          7-7: Null physical damage
          -77: Null magic damage
          7--: AP cost zero
          -7-: MP cost zero
          --7: Endure
             "-" can be any number.



---------------
Subject:  DMW 2
---------------

Contents: Other number combinations can align during battle
          to activate the following status effects.

          777: Invincible
          666: All attacks critical
          555: Null physical damage
          444: AP cost zero during battle
          333: Null magic damage
          222: Mp cost zero during battle
          111: Invincible



----------------------
Subject:  Limit Breaks
----------------------

Contents: When the left and right image reels match on the DMW
          during battle, you enter the limit verge screen.
          When the center image reel matches the limit verge,
          a limit break is activated, enabling Zack to unleash
          special skills.
          The chances of entering a limit verge increases as the
          color of the limit gauge above the reel becomes more red.
          Also, the chances of achieving a limit break increase
          as images from Zack's heart appear.
          More images as collected as the game progresses;
          some, such as summons, will be available as items.



-------------------
Subject:  Equipment
-------------------

Contents: Materia
           Materia must be equipped through the menu for use
           in battle.  If an equipped materia enables a
           command, it will appear during battle.
           The order of battle commands will be the same
           as the order in which they are equipped.

          Accessories
           Accessories are also equipped through the menu.
           Each accessory has its own properties.  Equipping
           accessories will not affect battle commands.
      


-----------------
Subject:  Materia
-----------------

Contents: Each materia has its own level and set of
          parameters.  Even multiple materia of the
          same type possess separate and
          distinctive characteristics.

          As they level up, some materia can improve
          their effects or gain parameters.



---------------------
Subject:  Leveling up
---------------------

Contents: Zack levels up when the limit verge screen reads 777.
          
          If you get two of the same number in the
          limit verge screen, any materia equipped in
          the equipment slot of that number levels up.

          If you get three of the same number, the
          materia will increase two levels.

          However, nothing will happen if no materia is
          equipped in that number's equipment slot.



---------------
Subject:  Shops
---------------

Contents: Items, accessories, and materia can be obtained
          through battles and from chests, but may also be
          purchased through shops.

          All shops have an online shopping feature.  Select
          Shops from the main menu, and choose a shop from
          which to purchase goods, no matter where you are.

          You will be able to buy from more shops by
          obtaining their addresses during the game.



------------------
Subject:  Missions
------------------

Contents: What are missions?
           Missions provide opportunities for battle outside of the
           story's progression.  Take advantage of missions if you
           feel the need to level up or practice certain skills.

          Choosing Missions
           Open the main menu from a save point and select Missions.

          Additional Missions
           The number of missions will increase as certain
           conditions are met.



----------------------------------
Subject:  Controls during missions
----------------------------------

Contents: Mission Controls
           All movement and combat controls are the same.
           You will be returned to the save point if you
           are incapacitated.

          Clearing a Mission
           Defeat the boss in order to clear the mission.
           After that, you will be returned to the save point.

          Aborting a Mission
           Abort a mission by moving out of range, or by
           selecting to abort the mission through the menu.



------------------------
Subject:  Materia fusion
------------------------

Contents: You can fuse two materia together
          to make one new materia.
          This is called materia fusion.

          The properties of the two materia
          used in materia fusion will influence
          the newly created materia.



---------------------------------
Subject:  Rules of materia fusion
---------------------------------

Contents: The fusion of two materia of the same type
          may result in the new materia having
          higher parameters and abilities.

          Also, the fusion of two different types of materia
          may yield another different materia type.

          Using higher-level materia in fusion will
          increase the chances of creating a more
          powerful materia.



------------------------------------------
Subject:  What you need for materia fusion
------------------------------------------

Contents: Materia fusion also requires SP.
          The SP needed will depend on the
          strength of the resulting materia.
          Fusion will not occur if you have insufficient SP.

          You may also use items in materia
          fusion, but the skills required for
          this are not yet at your disposal.



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5) Credits
= = = = = = =

-Thanks to anyone, in advance, who contributes to this FAQ.  You will be
 individually credited if you contribute something to this FAQ.

-Thanks to StupiT for help cleaning up the FAQ, showing me a number of small
 errors.

-Thanks to rohin from the Crisis Core board on GameFAQs for giving me the
 information on the tenth and final mail for the Friends folder.

-I'd like to credit the Crisis Core Ultimania for confirming the final mail
 count for all folders.

-Thanks to Square Enix for making another top notch FF title.

-Thanks to GameFAQs for hosting this FAQ.