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 |        W E L C O M E ! :  I N T R O   +   S O M E   N O T E S          |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 To the very much-awaited, anticipated English version of Crimson Gem Saga,
 there was the Asian version before  but since it wasn't properly localized
 you know  typos and such; fans or players  wasn't too pleased with  it and
 when  ATLUS company decided to  localize and release it  all of us  jumped
 with joy!! Ahhh! :) Heh, putting  that aside I hope you enjoy what I  have
 to offer for this amazing yet gratifying RPG game for the Sony PSP! 

 Expect these stuff from the guide:

 • Complete main walkthrough strategy guide
 • Complete Side Quests (if available/posible)
 • Miscellaneous Tidbits & Info
 • Clean, crisp and professional looking FAQ

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 |  D I S C L A I M E R   &   P E R M I S S I O N   +   W E B S I T E S:  |
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 For more information read the LEGALITY section of this guide. Thanks.

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 No other sites  are allowed to take my guide except for the ones  above, I
 have heard  cases where FAQ-writers were ripped off of their work and it's
 really sad, so I'm pretty skeptical about "lending" my guide to sites that
 has not been "fully-established."

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 .------------------------------------------------------------------------.
 |                    G U I D E   D E V E L O P M E N T:                  |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 Latest updates is always at the top.  As I don't have the luxury of having
 my own internet  connection at home, I cannot update as often  as I'd like
 though, I  can only assure you that updates WILL happen.  The dates are in
 DD/MM/YYYY format, Asian style, w00000t!!

 -------------------------- IMPORTANT MESSAGE -----------------------------

 On  11th of June 2009, I've  officially  completed CRIMSON GEM SAGA, all I
 can say is: :O! While the ending was nothing out of this world it did left
 behind some kind of subtle message that a sequel might happen in the  very
 near future, I HOPE! W00t!

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 VERSION 0.75
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 • (17/06/2009)
 Updated the MISCELLANEOUS section and written the guide up to Chapter  II.
 I will  try to work on the  ITEMS INDEX  section on the next update and of
 course write a little bit more of the walkthrough

 • (13/06/2009)
 Written the walkthrough up to  "MIRAGE VILLAGE." Updated both the "QUESTS"
 and "MISCELLANEOUS" section.

 • (10/06/2009)
 CHUNKY UPDATE! Fixed a couple of things like typos, written the guide till
 the first boss fight  (JEFFREY), added  ITEM INDEX  section, added another
 new  section  called  LEGALITY, also updated the  EXTRAS AND SUPPLEMENTARY
 READING + some other insignificant misc fixes.

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 VERSION 0.25
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 • (10/06/2009)
 Updated the whole  BASICS  section of this guide, written the  guide up to
 "JOINING THE EXCELSIOR FORCE"  and currently working on the  MISCELLANEOUS
 section. Quite a progress if I say so myself. :)

 • (08/06/2009)
 UPDATE: Added quite a bit of content  but I didn't keep track of 'em, heh,
 I'm such a lousy FAQ-writer. :\

 I need some help with the "Magic, Spells, Techniques" section if anyone is
 willing to contribute let me know, ok? I've also written only A BIT of the
 walkthrough.

 • (07/06/2009)
 Written  quite a bit  on the  BASICS section. I'm halfway through the game
 and most likely will finish the game first before writing the  walkthrough
 section.

 • (04/06/2009)
 Started writing the guide! Not much added and truth be told I'm only about
 halfway in the  Asian version but I've  stopped playing that and am  gonna
 pay full  attention to the ATLUS one.  Expect a lot from this guide  since
 this is one of my MOST FAVORITE RPG TO DATE for the PSP.

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 T H E   S E A R C H   F U N C T I O N:

 If you're  using Notepad (Windows) then you can  make your life easier  by
 using "Ctrl + F" to  quickly find what you're looking for.  You can either
 use the code at the end or use the title itself, both  ways will bring you
 to your desired section, 100% guaranteed.

 #################
 TABLE OF CONTENTS
 #################

 O BASICS ----------------------------------------------------------- (00^)

  • Crimson Gem Saga ------------------------------------------------ (GS%)
  • Personae -------------------------------------------------------- (PE%)
  • Battle Mechanics ------------------------------------------------ (BM%)
  • Stats/Buffs/Debuffs --------------------------------------------- (SB%)
  • Tips & Hints ---------------------------------------------------- (TH%)

 O WALKTHROUGH ------------------------------------------------------ (01^)

  • PROLOGUE: AN INNOCENT BEGINNING --------------------------------- (PR#)

   • Graduating From Green Hill Academy ----------------------------- (01#)
   • Joining The Excelsior Force ------------------------------------ (02#)
   • Killian's First Mission ---------------------------------------- (03#)

  • CHAPTER I: THE WICKED STONE ------------------------------------- (C1#)

   • Saved! --------------------------------------------------------- (04#)
   • Into The Spire ------------------------------------------------- (05#)
   • Mirage Village ------------------------------------------------- (06#)
   • Back Into The Spire -------------------------------------------- (07#)
   • Deception & Betrayal ------------------------------------------- (08#)

  • Chapter II: RISKY BUSINESS -------------------------------------- (C2#)

   • The Stone In The Monastery ------------------------------------- (09#)

  • Chapter III: ---------------------------------------------------- (C3#)

   •

  • Chapter IV: ----------------------------------------------------- (C4#)

   •

  • OPTIONAL

   • Ziggurat Opposite's: Inverse Babel
   • Silvernian Hidden Dungeon

 O QUESTS ----------------------------------------------------------- (02^)

  STORYLINE
  • Green Hill Graduation ------------------------------------------- (GHx)
  • Join The Excelsior Force ---------------------------------------- (EFx)
  • Spinel's Friend ------------------------------------------------- (SFx)
  • Reclaim The Wicked Stone ---------------------------------------- (RWx)
  • Message From Aneris --------------------------------------------- (MFx)
  • Monastery's Wicked Stone ---------------------------------------- (MWx)

  OPTIONAL
  • Galorin Hunting ------------------------------------------------- (HUx)

 O MISCELLANEOUS ---------------------------------------------------- (03^)

  • Magic, Spells, Techniques --------------------------------------- (MS-)
  • Battle Cry/Quotes ----------------------------------------------- (BC-)
  • Items Index ----------------------------------------------------- (IX-)
  • Bonus Content --------------------------------------------------- (CG-)
  • Problems & Issues ----------------------------------------------- (PI-)
  • Extras And Supplementary Reading -------------------------------- (RX-)

 O GOODBYE  --------------------------------------------------------- (04^)

  • Questions & Answers --------------------------------------------- (QA+)
  • Recognitions (Credits) ------------------------------------------ (RC+)
  • E-Mail Policy --------------------------------------------------- (EM+)
  • Legality -------------------------------------------------------- (LG+)
  • Famous Last Words ----------------------------------------------- (LW+)

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 B  A  S  I  C  S   (00^)

 ######################
 CRIMSON GEM SAGA (GS%)
 ######################

 Crimson Gem Saga is the second installment in the Astonishia Story series,
 the first game titled "Astonishia Story"  was released for the PSP in 2005
 but received lukewarm response from the public. This, however doesn't stop
 the people at Sonnori  (now IronNos) to proceed  with a sequel anyway  and
 contrary to popular believes, or at least I  believe Crimson Gem is  some-
 what related to the first  game as two characters  made a comeback; one is
 only mentioned  in name while the other still lives--Dryden the evil Black
 Mage (still evil here) and the already deceased Lezail.

 Do some kind of research on the net or go to my  "Extras And Supplementary
 Reading" section for more info.

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 #############
 PERSONA (PE%)
 #############

 Crimson Gem Saga  sports an interesting but unfortunately rather flat cast
 of characters, Spinel  being the only one  I really like... Not becuase of
 her body but her personality and  voice (who's the actress? Why your voice
 so hawt?).

 In order of appearance, "w00t!"

   /\ /\
  / //_/ I L L I A N
 / __ \¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 \/  \/

 CLASS          : Chevalier
 HP GROWTH RATE : Very High
 MP GROWTH RATE : Average
 WEAPON TYPE    : Sword

 A young man who seems to be quite sensitive or touchy when it comes to his
 pride, often  get pissed when someone  or something belittled  him but you
 know that's only because he's always second in life, hahaha.

 Killian fares  pretty well on the battlefield  having a high amount of  HP
 but  average amount of MP, one of the strongest of  six characters in  the
 game.

 BEST SKILLS
 • Blade Of Fury
 • First Aid
 • Cross Slash
 • Restoration
 • Hero's Aura (all allies up 5% in Defense value)
  __
 / _\
 \ \ P I N E L
 _\ \¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 \__/

 CLASS          : Thiefmage
 HP GROWTH RATE : Average
 MP GROWTH RATE : High
 WEAPON TYPE    : Dagger

 Treasure hunting Elf whose  personality speaks louder than her actions, as
 Killian  had said "she never thinks before  she act or talk"  which  often
 gets the group into  trouble, but with everyone together nothing is really
 impossible, right?

 Spinel is fast and  is often the one to score Critical Hits, she  has some
 of the best Skills Techniques  I've seen like "Shadow Strike"  and "Deadly
 Attraction" the  latter inflicts confusion not often  but when it does hit
 it lasts for a long time and is really helpful in battle.

 BEST SKILLS
 • Deadly Attraction (Confusion)
 • Toxic Needle (Poison)
 • Gale Force
 • Illusion Assault

   /\  /\
  / /_/ / E N S O N
 / __  /¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 \/ /_/

 CLASS          : Mage
 HP GROWTH RATE : Very Low
 MP GROWTH RATE : Very High
 WEAPON TYPE    : Staff

 Henson is sarcastic  I am not sure whether he's wise or not, but  he seems
 to be the  sort that don't like to work with  others but due to  unforseen
 circumstances he is forced to co-operate, anyway.

 A magician at heart which means that his physical attributes will never be
 on par with his magic, always  use  this  guy  for  his spells not for his
 attack. Henson dies rather easily  so put him in the back row of the party
 formation.

 BEST SKILLS
 • Wizard Aura (MP Regeneration)
 • All of his high end/higher-tier spells
 • Inspire
 • Battle Cry
    ___
   / _ \
  / /_\/ E L T S
 / /_\\¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 \____/

 CLASS          : Cleric
 HP GROWTH RATE : High
 MP GROWTH RATE : Average
 WEAPON TYPE    : Hammer

 An old man who  is also searching for the  Wicked Stone, he stumbled  upon
 the  party at Dead Man's Spire  and offer to join the group after  Killian
 gave  him a wallop in the head, an ex-Minister  who bears a grudge against
 the Order Of Light.

 Gelts is a Cleric despite  his tank-like physic and huge hammer he doesn't
 really deliver much hurt to the  enemy but do not ever brush him off, with
 the proper equipment and training he can deal just as much as Killian does
 in battle.

 BEST SKILLS
 • Gelts Crush
 • Doom Hammer
    __
   / / A H D U K
  / /¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 / /___
 \____/

 CLASS          : Monk
 HP GROWTH RATE : High
 MP GROWTH RATE : Low
 WEAPON TYPE    : Gloves

 A mysterious man who was  assigned to keep a watchful eye on  the party as
 they gather  the other Wicked Stones, truth  be told he  himself is  being
 watched, since  he's so shady it's very hard to  trust him the only  thing
 you can trust about Lahduk is his unrelenting brute force as it spells the
 enemies' demise.

 A powerhouse with a generous  amount of HP but possessess  little to no MP
 since most of his skill consume quite a chunk of Mana points you'll never
 really get to use much of his skill in battle. Once he joins your group he
 will rarely ever leave the party formation or at least he doesn't in my
 game. :)

 BEST SKILLS
 • Way Of The Dragon (KICKASS)
 • Inspire
 • Lion's Roar
    _
   /_\ C E L O R A
  //_\\¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 /  _  \
 \_/ \_/

 CLASS          : Crusader
 HP GROWTH RATE : High
 MP GROWTH RATE : Average
 WEAPON TYPE    : Sword And Shield (?)

 An agent of the Order Of Light, Acelora  place all of her trust and  Faith
 in the Order only to  be betrayed by the organization itself, feeling  all
 lost and confused she decided to join Killian and party.

 Being a Crusader  Acelora excels in the  ATK/STR  department, she  however
 have only 2 offensive skills at her disposal "Smite" and "Final Judgment."
 making her less than desirable for many players to use, personally  I like
 having her in my party just so  I can spam "Final Judgment" on the enemies
 and since she joins the group in Chapter 4 (I have no qualms spoiling you)
 you should  have an abundance  amount of SP to dump on her.  True,  "Final
 Judgment"  is expensive but if you  have been training, especially  at the
 tower called  "Ziggurat,"  then you should have an  "unlimited"  supply of
 Mana (MP) restorative items.

 • Smite
 • Final Judgment

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 ######################
 BATTLE MECHANICS (BM%)
 ######################

 Crimson Gem Saga utilizes a  "speed-based system"  fastest unit gets their
 turn  first, during battle you  can see the Turn Order  at the top, it's a
 very basic and simple battling system so I won't go into intricate details
 about  the system  but I do suggest you  give it a read anyway, you  might
 not know what you'll discover.

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 NO RANDOM ENCOUNTERS!
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Much like Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross, you can see your adversaries on
 the  battlefield  giving  you  the  option to engage or ignore the enemy--
 provided of course you're able to run pass them unnoticed.

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 AMBUSHING YOUR FOE/S
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Ambushing your foe will allow you to have the first strike, this is really
 helpful as it also  allows your party to deliver the hurt first, take note
 that the ememy  can also do the same to you the moment they  sensed you're
 nearby and start chasing  your ass around, once this happen no matter  how
 you try to avoid  an enemy's ambush it'll still be an ambush, get what I'm
 saying?

 You see when an "!" mark appear above their head quickly engage them  this
 way neither side will have an advantage in battle but when the ! disappear
 the enemy will start chasing you-this will  consider an enemy's ambush and
 no matter how you "twist and turn"  (even if you're facing face-to-face w/
 the enemy who's pursuing you) it'll be an enemy's ambush, period.

 EDIT:
 Ok, apparently it's a  50/50 chance that when an enemy  is pursuing you it
 may or may not result  in an ambush, but it's safe to say that  it's going
 to be an ambush most of the time anyway. Haha.

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 FINISHER
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 This one is a little  bit tricky to pull off as it's  all about pure luck,
 though Agility and  some other stats do factor in, bottomline is  it's all
 luck.

 Whenever  you're in battle sometimes after  attacking (just a  normal phy.
 attack, no MP consuming moves/skill/magic whatsoever)  you'll notice for a
 fraction of  a second the X button  appear at the bottom, now  this, is an
 indication  for you to press the X  button if you  successfully  hit it on
 time then your  character will do a  follow-up, if you're  lucky another X
 button will show  up hit it again  on time and the character will  deliver
 what I call the  "Finisher"  move complete with a gorgeous potrait of  the
 awesome character in question.

 Don't  rely too much on this though, but when the opportunity shows up, do
 take advantage of it.

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 THE SKILL TREE SYSTEM
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Many games were seen advocating this system and the most recent game I can
 think of using the same system is  Summon Night: Twin Age for the Nintendo
 DS. Basically you earn "Skill Points" and allocate them into the Skill you
 want to unlock and learn, yeah, there are so-called "two levels" you've to
 unlock before you can finally  use the skill in battle: the first level is
 called "Skill Unknown" and the second level is "Skill Learned!"

 Once you've allocated  (or insert)  the required points the skill will  be
 revealed and  you will need to  allocate another set  amount of points  to
 finally learn the skill, how troublesome, you think? Not really though, it
 actually only reveal  whether or not you want to learn the skill  is up to
 you as once you've passed  the first level you can go to the next skill in
 line and  unlock the next one, if  the next skill tickles your fancy  then
 you can go ahead  and learn it without having to learn the previous skill,
 make sense? I hope.

 Have fun farming for Skill Points, hahahaha. ;)

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 COMBINATION TECHNIQUES
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Reminds you of  Chrono Trigger, yes?  That's the only  RPG I can think  of
 that actually  have the snazziest of combo techniques ever! Crimson  isn't
 too far off with its own unique "Combo Tech System." There are a couple of
 requirements  before you can co-op with the others to  unleash devastating
 attacks.

 o Involved characters MUST learn the Skill in their own Skill Tree.
 o Must have sufficient MP.
 o Must be next to one another in the Turn Order.

 Let's take Killian and Spinel  for example, they have  a Combo Tech called
 "Wave Strike" in order for you  to use this skill both Killian and  Spinel
 must have already learned the move, have  succifient MP for both to use in
 battle and last both must be next to each other in the Turn Order.

     --- KILLIAN --- SPINEL --- MONSTER --- MONSTER --- APPROVED!
     --- MONSTER --- SPINEL --- KILLIAN --- MONSTER --- ALSO APPROVED!
     --- MONSTER --- SPINEL --- MONSTER --- KILLIAN --- NOOOOOOOOOOOO!
     --- KILLIAN --- HENSON --- SPINEL  --- MONSTER --- NOOOOOOOOOOOO!*

 You know what's the  Turn Order, right?  It's  the  one  at the top of the
 battle screen  with the Garolin and the party's icon.  Once you've these 3
 requirements fulfilled then you're set to go!

 *You  still cannot execute the combo  "Wave Strike"  because  of Henson or
 whoever happens to be in between them, hahaha.

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 UNDERSTANDING F/I/W/L/H/D
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Fire, Ice, Wind, Lightning, Holy and Darkness.

 If you view your equipment especially your weapon you'll see this along w/
 three "SLOT O O O"

 If there's a  YELLOW BORDER  around any of the letter  then it means  that
 weapon has an affinity  with that element, any enemy who are  weak to that
 particular element  will receive double the damage  (I think?), and if  an
 enemy is  strong against  that particular element  then you'll neve r ever
 scratch it, not even a Critical Hit nor a Finisher can hurt the foe (w/o a
 doubt, confirmed).

 The only way around this is to use an item called "GEM" like FIRE GEM, ICE
 GEM this item will change the element of the weapon, using the NEUTRAL GEM
 will make your weapon a  purely physical entity  w/o any  element, there's
 nothing wrong with this but you'll  most likely have to rely on your ATK &
 STR stats to deliver the hurt.

 Using an  ELEMENTAL CARD  will increase the elemental level by 1 making it
 much more potent, as  for  the SLOT each time you use a CARD AND/OR GEM to
 upgrade your weapon, it will take up a slot so suffice  to say you're only
 allowed to upgrade your weapon up to THREE times. That's about it.

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 #########################
 STATS/BUFFS/DEBUFFS (SB%)
 #########################

 Here's  a couple of status buffs and debuffs that will aid and cripple you
 respectively. I might be missing a couple of 'em if you think I really did
 missed something, send me an e-mail to notify me, ok? Thanks. :)

 As far as I know there are three buffs  statuses available in the game and
 they are "ATTACK UP," "DEFENSE UP" and "CRITICAL UP" in battle if you have
 any  of  these buffs active it will be signified by the glowing icon(s) in
 the status window at the bottom It's in plain sight; you can't miss it.

 .------------------.-----------------------------------------------------.
 | BUFFS            |                    DESCRIPTION                      |
 |------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
 | ATTACK UP        | Increased attack; high physical damage output.      |
 |------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
 | DEFENSE UP       | Increased defense; high physical defense.           |
 |------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
 | CRTICAL UP       | Increased chances of doing critical hits.           |
 '------------------'-----------------------------------------------------'

 .------------------.-----------------------------------------------------.
 | DEBUFFS          |                    DESCRIPTION                      |
 |------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
 | PLAGUE           | "Wavy" icon; only three turns to live.              |
 |------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
 | POISON           | Skull icon; lose HP every turn.                     |
 |------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
 | SILENCE          | Cross icon; unable to use Skill.                    |
 |------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
 | SLEEP            | ZZZ icon; unable to act, skip a turn.               |
 |------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
 | CONFUSION        | Circle icon; attack party members.                  |
 '------------------'-----------------------------------------------------'

 .------------------.-----------------------------------------------------.
 | STATS            |                    DESCRIPTION                      |
 |------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
 | LEVEL            | Accumulate enough EXP points to go up one level.    |
 |------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
 | HIT POINTS (HP)  | When this figure hit 0, you're dead meat.           |
 |------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
 | MANA POINTS (MP) | When this figure hit 0, you're unable to use Skill. |
 |------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
 | ATTACK (ATK/STR) | Determines your physical damage output.             |
 |------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
 | DEFENSE (DEF/VIT)| Determines your defensive prowess.                  |
 |------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
 | INTEL. (INT)     | Determines your magical damage output.              |
 |------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
 | WILL (WIL)       | Determines the chances for a Cric Hit/Follow-Up.    |
 |------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
 | AGILITY (AGI)    | Determines your speed in the Turn Order.            |
 '------------------'-----------------------------------------------------'

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 ##################
 TIPS & HINTS (TH%)
 ##################

 These are not sure-win tips but I'm sure  they'll come in handy, do have a
 read.

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 SAVE OFTEN!
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 You may never know what hit you next unless you're using this  walkthrough
 all the way through, I strongly suggest that you save as often as you can.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 LEVEL UP!
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Crimson Gem Saga isn't  really a walk in the park if you barely  survive a
 battle then it's time  to backtrack and wallop some weaker enemies to rake
 in those EXP points, you'll  also earn some Gelders and SP anyway, so it's
 like killing three birds with four stones, get the lame joke?

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 SAVE YOUR GELDERS FOR EQUIPMENT
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 I noticed that equipment can be quite pricey in this game, so I advice you
 to save your Gelders  instead of spending  it on items, if  you bother  to
 train your party you'll realize that enemies  DO DROP restorative items so
 battle often, this time you'll be killing four birds with four stones. Get
 the lame joke?

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 UPGRADE YOUR SKILL(S)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Items like BRONZE/PLATINUM MEDALLION  (I'm sure there's more)  can upgrade
 the rank of  your skills, upgrading skills only  makes it more stronger it
 doesn't reduce the amount of MP consume. A Rank 3 "Cross Slash" works just
 as good as a Rank 1 "Blade Of Fury" if you get what I'm trying to say.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 STOCK UP ON THE ITEM "TENT"
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Tents  are useful as it restores your party to the pink of health anywhere
 in the game, it's rather  costly but if you do have  the money you  should
 consider stocking up on at least  3-5  tents at all times but the more the
 merrier, yes.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 FREE HP/MP RESTORE
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Each time a character level up he or she will recover full health (HP/MP),
 awesome, huh? Not exactly a tip but it's nice to know, yes?

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 YOU SNEAKY LITTLE...
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Every time you defeat an  enemy you will notice that Killian will  "blink"
 on screen  (no he is not broken or anything)  he is INVINCIBLE giving  you
 the chance to sneak behind a NEARBY enemy.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 FOCUS ON ONE...
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Enemy at all times, trust me  it is much more easier and quicker to  focus
 your attention on one enemy rather than trying to "spread the damage."

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 IF THE GOING GET TOUGH...
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Throw your PSP across the  room against the wall, better yet throw  it out
 of the window. :) Nah... I'm  just kidding  (did I hear you  say "duh!?").
 Back to the topic now  if the going get tough....... RUN  FOR  YOUR LIVES!
 Or use a SMOKE BOMB or have Spinel use "SMOKESCREEN."  Don't be ashamed of
 running away as they say those who run away lives to fight another day.

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 W  A  L  K  T  H  R  O  U  G  H   (01^)

 I am a very specific person, so  specific it can be unnverving  sometimes,
 it's just that  I once used a guide on GameFAQs  the writer was so vague I
 got lost and  confused that I ended up not using the guide  and was bliss-
 fully able  to go through the dungeon without  a hitch all by my  lonesome
 self. I don't  want to be that kind of FAQ-writer. All I can say is I will
 try my best to walk you through hand-in-hand.

 If you spot any mistakes and/or errors along the way, do  let me know as I
 am a bloooooooody perfectionist I really, really appreciate it even if you
 notify me about a typo.  

-------------------------- WALKTHROUGH BEGINS -----------------------------


 #####################################
 PROLOGUE: AN INNOCENT BEGINNING (PR#)
 #####################################

 This is a rather short prologue  just think of it as some sort of tutorial
 to get yourself accustomed to the workings of the game, battle system, the
 in-game menu and all that stuff.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 GRADUATING FROM GREEN HILL ACADEMY (01#)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

              .---------------------------------------------.
              |          LOCATION: SHERN VILLAGE;           |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              | Is this Killian's hometown? If so, where is |
              | his house located? Am I  missing something? |
              | Oh Killian I really wanna go to your house. |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              |               ITEMS & SUCH;                 |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              | • BOMB                                      |
              | • TENT                                      |
              | • LEATHER ARMOR                             |
              | • CAFFEINE                                  |
              | • BISCUIT x5                                |
              | • LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION (REQUIRED)       |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              |           ENEMY(IES) AVAILABLE;             |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              | • THE PRINCIPAL WITH THE ANNOYING VOICE     |
              | • HERBERT GON GIRLYTERRORIAN (WHAT?)        |
              |                                             |
              | Just kidding... There's none, really.       |
              '---------------------------------------------'

 Killian will wake up in bed and realized that it's either his clock is not
 right or he overslept, you'll  automatically run down to the first  floor,
 after  a bit of chit-chatting  you're off to Green Hill Academy  for  your
 graduation.

 Before you do anything hit Triangle or START and  save your progress since
 Crimson doesn't  have any of those lame "save point" thingy  (ha, old-sch)
 you can save ANYWHERE and EVERYWHERE.  Press the R button for a very, very
 useful map... I  am not exagerrating when I said "very, very."  You should
 see a couple of icons on the map.

 • BED               -> Inn
 • BAG               -> Item Shop
 • BEER/MUG/WHATEVER -> Tavern
 • CROSSED-SWORD     -> Weapon/Accessory Shop

 Unfortunately the map is not available on all occasions if you press R and
 if  there's  a beep sound then there's no map available for that location.
 Actually just don't bother pressing R in dungeons.

 There's a treasure chest onto  your left you'll have to go one screen left
 and just  go west a little bit  until you see a bridge, this  is  where  a
 treasure chest  sit quietly nearby, it's hard to miss, inside  you'll find
 a BOMB. Killian will be shocked that a bomb is found lying around near the
 students or in a town for that matter.
 
 Proceed northwest  from your current location to Green Hill Academy  and a
 scene will play out.  Killian got in second  place which is not that  bad,
 more scenes will play  out until finally you get to control Killian again.

 --------------------------- SIDE QUEST ALERT! ----------------------------

 See the guy nearby, the one with the  spiky hairdo? Approach him and he'll
 test your meetle by asking you  to gather five (5)  Galorin Horns which is
 dropped by the enemy Garolins.  Feel free to take this up it's not  a must
 but if you're a bloooooody perfectionist and must have and do everything a
 game has to offer then you're more than welcome to take this up.

 REWARD(S)
 • BRONZE MEDALLION x3

 ------------------------- SIDE QUEST ALERT END! --------------------------

 Our next destination is to the Excelsior Force's office located in Varden-
 hoff, but before we head out to  our destination we should  seriously loot
 the townspeople of their savoury goodies. I AM EEEVIL AND SO ARE YOU! Mwa-
 hahahahaha...

 ------------------ PILFER THIS TOWN/VILLAGE FOR ITEMS! -------------------

 Exit the Academy and head for the  fountain, ok now that  you're here have
 Killian do "Merry Go Round" five  times around the  fountain  and  a chest
 will pop up, inside there's 50,000 Gelders............ HEHEHE!

 *Ahem* lame jokes aside head up the  stairs nearby the fountain  and enter
 the house, now this, is apparently a library if you  talk to the butt ugly
 girl she will laugh in your  face "oh-hohoho!"  my ass, you butterface! Go
 up the stairs and take the TENT inside the chest.

 Next head for the Weapon Shop, talk  to the girl Bianca  if  you  want but
 our primary concern is the  FREE LEATHER ARMOR  in the second floor! Check
 the  brown-colored shirt  hanging  on the wall  to grab your LEATHER ARMOR
 double-check to see if it stinks, ok! Otherwise EQUIP IT. :)

 "Nice! I'm glad I checked here!" w000000t, GO  KILLIAN! TAKE THAT HERBERT!

 Next stop is the  INN/BAR  where  we first start the game check the drawer
 between the  beds for 100 GELDERS!  I'M RICH! YAAAY!  Oh, and  talk to the
 student standing near the window for a laugh, hahaha!

 Now get out of that place and visit the house where an  NPC  character can
 be  seen working in the farm, if you talk to him and he mentions something
 about  eggplants  being in season then you're at the right place, go in, a
 chest is  waiting to be picked up in the upper right corner of the screen,
 talk to  Audrey  and  she will mistook you for Erik though that is not the
 point... Check  the  clock  just a little down from the opened chest for a
 CAFFEINE and  Audrey  will almost caught you red-handed (you sneaky thief,
 you!).

 I guess that's about it... Feel free to leave Shern for Vardenhoff.

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 JOINING THE EXCELSIOR FORCE (02#)
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 Wait, someone asked me how come  I know what's the location of each place?
 Didn't you know? By  pressing the START or Triangle  button the  Main Menu
 will notify you of your current location rigggght at the bottom. AREA: XXX
 XXX there you go another fun feature just so you won't be lost in-game and
 in my guide.

              .---------------------------------------------.
              |          LOCATION: SHERN ENTRANCE;          |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              | What, you just left the village? Hmph! :|   |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              |               ITEMS & SUCH;                 |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              | • LIGHT MANA POTION x2                      |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              |           ENEMY(IES) AVAILABLE;             |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              | • You're your own worst enemies!            |
              '---------------------------------------------'

 A treasure chest can be found  onto your right nearby a house, now  when I
 said "right" just press right on your directional pad and you'll come upon
 an abandoned house  (sort of), right next to it is a chest  containing two
 very delicious LIGHT MANA POTIONS!

 Nothing else here just  go down the stairs to the next area down, you know
 you're  in the right place  when the game  gives you a friendly  advice on
 battling the Galorins. :)

              .---------------------------------------------.
              |          LOCATION: SHERN FOREST;            |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              | You should really grab the 600 Gelders here |
              | and do some training! You won't regret it.  |
              |                                             |
              |                    EVER!                    |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              |               ITEMS & SUCH;                 |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              | • 600 GELDERS                               |
              | • BISCUIT x10                               |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              |           ENEMY(IES) AVAILABLE;             |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              | • CAL GALORIN                               |
              | • HWAL GALORIN                              |
              '---------------------------------------------'

 If you accepted the sidequest at the Academy then you can farm for Galorin
 Horns here. Otherwise just  hack away at those minions  for  EXP points, I
 train Killian up to level 8 it helps a bit.  Also 600 Gelders can be yours
 head SOUTHEAST, now at the  INTERSECTION  where you have a choice of going
 RIGHT or DOWN choose DOWN, a  treasure chest sits quietly right NEXT  TO A
 LOG with an innocent butterfly fluttering around; inside 600 GELDERS.  The
 INTERSECTION is T-shaped by the way. God, why the hell am I so specific?

 Go back to the INTERSECTION before and head RIGHT. In the next screen lies
 a chest with 10 BISCUITS, just  follow the road until it splits, the  road
 leading south  looks slightly "faded" press R for the map and you will see
 that the road do splits RIGHT and DOWN (EAST AND SOUTH) take the road down
 with a chest containing BISCUITS x10 it's  almost at the edge of the ledge
 thank the  Heavens  it didn't drop into the river or whatever.  Go back up
 and take the EAST (RIGHT) path.

 The game will hint at you to use your Skill if the enemies are too much to
 bear, whatever it is, don't! it's just not worth it since your MP value at
 this point is really low and skills are way too expensive to execute, just
 rely on brute force and items to get through. Also did I tell you to level
 up before? If you engage each and every enemy you come across then Killian
 would be all cozy at level 11... or maybe I got carried away leveling up?

              .---------------------------------------------.
              |        LOCATION: VARDENHOFF FIELD;          |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              | THERE ARE FREAKIN' MOSQUITOES HERE, AHHHH!! |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              |               ITEMS & SUCH;                 |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              | NONE...                                     |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              |           ENEMY(IES) AVAILABLE;             |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              | • MOSQUITO (WHAT?)                          |
              | • HWAL GALORIN                              |
              '---------------------------------------------'

 Before you proceed  access  the  MAIN MENU first and go to Skill and learn
 these two abilities (assuming you haven't learn anything else yet and have
 farmed enough SP).

 • CROSS SLASH
 • QUICK FIX
 -------------
  80 SP TOTAL

 If  you  bothered to do the sidequest at the Academy earlier then you will
 have three BRONZE MEDALLIONS with you, use one MEDALLION on both  C. SLASH
 and Q. FIX. If you don't have 'em it's ok. These medallions only make your
 skill just slightly stronger anyway it's not a lot but significant enough.

 SAVE YOUR GAME!

 ---------------------- EXCELLENT TRAINING SPOT! --------------------------

 There are no items here  but there is an excellent  training spot  nearby,
 walk a little  farther to your right and you  will notice a small group of
 Galorins walking  around, you can  slaughter all of these for much  needed
 EXP points, SP  and Gelders, each time you defeat a set  of enemy you will
 be invincible and  since the Galorins are so close to one another  you can
 ambush them left and right.  Go to the next screen  and come back to  have
 them respawn, defeat, win, rinse and repeat.

 -------------------- EXCELLENT TRAINING SPOT END! ------------------------

 Don't forget to save  your progress you wouldn't want those training to go
 to waste do you?

 Alright, proceed to the next screen and there will be an INTERSECTION just
 ignore the lower path unless you want to beat up a Galorin, take the upper
 path NORTH and a cutscene will play out.  Oh, the sarcasm between  Killian
 and the Cavalry guy.  Once the scene ended a Galorin will magically appear
 defeat it if  you want or proceed EAST to Vardenhoff, you  cannot go north
 from here.

 There's a boss fight coming up so check your  HP and MP and save your game
 before proceeding AFTER THE SIGN.

 You will be introduced to Spinel and Jeffrey, a  scene will play out watch
 and you eventually have to fight Jeffrey.

 '||''|.                                 '||''|.
  ||   ||                                 ||   ||
  ||'''|. O S S                           ||...|' A R T Y
  ||    ||.---------------------------.   ||  .---------------------------.
 .||...|' | JEFFREY, WILLIAMS, WEBBER |  .||. | KILLIAN ONLY              |
 .--------'---------------------------'-------'---------------------------|
 | This is not a hard battle if you have  Killian  at a high enough level |
 | he should hit for quite a bit, if things get desperate then use "CROSS |
 | SLASH" to end things quickly.                                          |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | REWARD: 580 G, 30 SP, JOKER CARD, BRONZE MEDALLION                     |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 That wasn't a difficult fight was it? A little chit-chat and Spinel is off
 on her way to  who knows where  BUT one thing is  for certain! YOUR  MONEY
 POUCH IS GONE, SNATCHED BY THE THIEF, no? Not  really... Nah, your Gelders
 is still there... in thousands. Hmph! :)

 Continue crossing the bridge past the sign into Vardenhoff.

              .---------------------------------------------.
              |            LOCATION: VARDENHOFF;            |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              | What's up with that Windmill? Is there some |
              | kind of secret? A sidequest perhaps?        |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              |               ITEMS & SUCH;                 |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              | • CAYENNE POWDER x3                         |
              | • ACETYLSALICYCLIC ACID x3                  |
              | • LIGER BALM                                |
              | • FISH CAKE x2                              |
              | • HAMBURGER                                 |
              | • MILK x2                                   |
              | • SPICY RICE CAKE x2                        |
              | • RED BEAN BUN x5                           |
              | • SMOKE BOMB x3                             |
              | • 670 GELDERS                               |
              | • MILK x3 (YES, ANOTHER THREE PACKETS)      |
              | • RED BEAN BUN x7 (YES, ANOTHER SEVEN)      |
              | • CAFFEINE                                  |
              | • 1850 GELDERS                              |
              | • SMALL BOMB x5                             |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              |           ENEMY(IES) AVAILABLE;             |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              | NONE...                                     |
              '---------------------------------------------'

 Here we are in the village of VARDENHOFF, let's start looting for items.

 From where  you are you can see a  blue-haired guy  if you talk to him  he
 will mention about  the map function as well as tell you where  the Excel.
 office can be located walk  pass him and go south to a house where you can
 see a horse and a man, go into that house, the  lady in there will mention
 to you  that no matter how much she  clean the place it never seems to  be
 spick-and-span  (you're in the right house).  Go up to the 2nd floor there
 will be a chest  containing THREE CAYENNE POWDER, also check the vase near
 the window for THREE ACETYLSALICYCLIC ACID :O? And  don't press X near the
 table or you will become a worthless man. Leave the premises.

 Feel free to purchase new equipment for Killian I bought only a weapon for
 him:

 • Baselard
 ---------------
  1200 GELDERS

 You should already have LEATHER ARMOR equipped, yes? (you saved 150 G).

 Go south pass the ITEM SHOP you  should see two ladies standing  outside a
 house talking rubbish (mind your own business, gossipers!), go inside that
 house and check the shelves for a LIGER BALM.  On the second floor will be
 a guy chasing rats around the room, check the cupboard in the south (press
 down on the D-pad)  with two barrels on top of it for TWO FISH CAKES.  Now
 if you want:

 • Hamburger
 • Two packets of Milk
 • Two packets of Spicy Rice Cake

 STOP CHECKING THE  CUPBOARD AFTER THE SPICY RICE CAKE or  Robert will have
 you  return all his snacks  and you won't ever see  them again! Leave  the
 house quickly. :P

 Before  you go anywhere else walk  WEST a little bit OF THE HOUSE and  you
 will see a chest containing  FIVE RED BEAN BUNS and THREE SMOKE BOMB. Heh,
 nice indeed!

 Visit the TAVERN/BAR next and check the only lone crate (box) on the right
 inside you will find 670 GELDERS.

 Your next stop is the  INN walk pass the girl reading a book and check the
 lone barrel, inside  you will find another  THREE PACKETS of MILK.  Now go
 inside the  INN and check the box under the window near the ENTRANCE for a
 pair of  RIDING BOOTS, equip it on Killian, thank  God we didn't  purchase
 any  boots back at the Weapon shop, did we? ;)  Now check the cupboard  in
 between the beds (wait for the girl to go away if she's blocking your way)
 for SEVEN RED BEAN BUNS. Don't leave just yet! This  INN has a lot more to
 offer go to the second floor and check the cupboard nearby for a CAFFEINE,
 two chests are in plain sight: 1850 GELDERS and FIVE SMALL BOMBS. Finally,
 you can leave the INN and visit the force's office.

 Head south from where you are (just press down on the D-pad) and enter the
 Excelsior Force's office also feel free to talk to the barrel on the left.
 The lazy guard  will direct you straight to Dead Man's Spire to  meet with
 the Excelsior Force directly. Leave Vardenhoff.

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 KILLIAN'S FIRST MISSION (03#)
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              .---------------------------------------------.
              |       LOCATION: VARDENHOFF FIELD;           |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              | This is not really a dungeon and it's  very |
              | hard to get lost. :)                        |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              |               ITEMS & SUCH;                 |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              | • 700 GELDERS                               |
              | • RED BEAN BUN x5                           |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              |           ENEMY(IES) AVAILABLE;             |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              | • GALORIN                                   |
              | • HWAL GALORIN                              |
              | • MOSQUITO                                  |
              '---------------------------------------------'

 Go up the  stone steps and follow the linear  path upwards when you  reach
 another set  of stone steps go up and grab the chest  containing: FIVE RED
 BEAN BUNS and 700 GELDERS. Leave this area and go to the left of the stone
 steps.  Another linear path awaits you, at  the end when you have  finally
 reached your destination a scene will play out.

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 #################################
 CHAPTER I: THE WICKED STONE (C1#)
 #################################

 This Chapter is where your real adventure begins, new faces will join your
 party making battles a little more fun and bearable and not forgetting the
 humor and  all the good stuff. Don't forget to do a lot of battles, save a
 lot of money and spend those SP wisely.

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 SAVED! (04#)
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              .---------------------------------------------.
              |           LOCATION: VARDENHOFF;             |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              | Great! You now have a sexy  Treasure Hunter |
              | in your party time to doll her up with some |
              | brand new equipment.                        |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              |               ITEMS & SUCH;                 |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              | • MASTER CANE (MANDATORY ITEM)              |
              | • ANGEL FEATHER x2 (AT DEAD MAN'S SPIRE)    |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              |           ENEMY(IES) AVAILABLE;             |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              | • STEPHANIE! SOON YOU'LL KNOW!              |
              '---------------------------------------------'

 Spinel from before noticed and saved you, you are then brought back at the
 bridge where you guys first met. After a bit of conversation the game will
 hint at you that you are now able to do Combo Tech (or Combination Skills)
 but I like calling it "Combo Tech" (KOMBO TEK). Read my section on "Battle
 Mechanics" to learn how does "KOMBO TEK" works.

 Save your progress!

 Head into Vanderhoff and purchase some new equipment for Spinel:

 • Ballock
 • Leather Armor
 • Leather Boots
 ---------------
  1050 GELDERS

 Once you are done head for the tavern a little east of the Weapon shop. In
 the  upper-right  hand corner of the screen you  will see a set of  stairs
 leading down take it down and you will complete the quest.

 After  a bit of conversation you will receive the MASTER CANE from  Steph.
 Head  back out of Vardenhoff and into the  Dead Man's Spire  (the same way
 you did before).  Don't forget to defeat  all enemies along the way, trust
 me you need the extra EXP points, SP and Gelders.

 When  you arrive at the destination Spinel will open the door to the  Dead
 Man's Spire. Just in case go save your game first before proceeding inside
 you don't know what's inside the Spire... do you? :)

 Oh, does anyone have any  ideas what are the two things that Killian asked
 Spinel  about? One of them  I'm sure is about the "Wicked Stone"  but what
 about the other thing?

 Anyways before  I forget go around the Spire to the RIGHT  there will be a
 chest with TWO ANGEL FEATHERS. Now we are all set to go inside.

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 INTO THE SPIRE (05#)
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              .---------------------------------------------.
              |       LOCATION: DEAD MAN'S SPIRE (1F);      |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              | Beware of the Gelatinous Blob  as they tend |
              | to come in a group of four; use Cross Slash |
              | when things get desperate... OR RUN!        |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              |               ITEMS & SUCH;                 |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              | • 1200 GELDERS                              |
              | • ANGEL FEATHERS x2                         |
              | • RIDING BOOTS                              |
              | • SAPPHIRE STAFF                            |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              |           ENEMY(IES) AVAILABLE;             |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              | • GELATINOUS BLOB                           |
              | • REDCLAW                                   |
              | • ALPHA SNAIL                               |
              '---------------------------------------------'

 The door/rock will close behind you and  you have no choice but to move on
 forward, follow the linear path to the next screen to trigger another cut-
 scene; seems like someone is in trouble and you just gotta help him or you
 will have sleepless nights (haha).

 '||''|.                               '||''|.
  ||   ||                               ||   ||
  ||'''|. O S S                         ||...|' A R T Y
  ||    ||.-------------------------.   ||  .-------------------------.
 .||...|' | CAL GALORIN x2, G. BLOB |  .||. | KILLIAN, SPINEL, HENSON |
 .--------'-------------------------'-------'-------------------------'---.
 | Apparently this is a boss fight. Just use Killian's "Cross Slash"  and |
 | you will be done in no time.                                           |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | REWARD: 580 G, 60 SP, PLATINUM MEDALLION                               |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 Well that  takes care of that, a  funny conversation will  soon follow and
 our mage friend, Henson  will join the party.  Before proceeding  anywhere
 else in the Spire access the menu and learn some new skills...

 KILLIAN
 • Heal
 • Wave Strike

 SPINEL
 • Deadly Attraction
 • Wave Strike

 And apparently it doesn't seem to  matter where you put Henson, maybe it's
 just my game but I noticed that even if you had him in the back row of the
 formation enemy still attack him and it's  more often than not, so it's up
 you where you really wanna put Henson. -_-;

 Alright from where you are go back (it's a dead end ahead, lol) and at the
 INTERSECTION  you're given a choice of LEFT and RIGHT, take the RIGHT path
 and along the way another  INTERSECTION BUT IGNORE the south path and keep
 heading right, in the next screen are two Galorins with a chest containing
 1200 GELDERS.  Backtrack to the INTERSECTION WE JUST IGNORED and this time
 head SOUTH into the next screen.

 Head along the linear path you will have to go through a couple of screens
 (they are all linear and no intersections whatsoever) before you trigger a
 scene.

 '||''|.                     '||''|.
  ||   ||                     ||   ||
  ||'''|. O S S               ||...|' A R T Y
  ||    ||.---------------.   ||  .-------------------------.
 .||...|' | UNDEAD KNIGHT |  .||. | KILLIAN, SPINEL, HENSON |
 .--------'---------------'-------'-------------------------'-------------.
 | You are not meant to win this fight...                                 |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | REWARD: YOUR PARTY'S DEMIS, A-HAHAHAHAHA... *HIC*                      |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 Killian fails through and through to overcome Larmont just when things are
 beginning to get desperate a nasty old man  who called you all fools saved
 you from the Undead Knight.  Some conversation ensues and we're all set to
 go again.

 From where you are go LEFT all the way to the next screen.  In this screen
 follow  the path until  you stumble upon an  intersection  LEFT and RIGHT,
 take the right path as the  next screen holds a treasure chest  containing
 these splendid items:

 • Riding Boots
 • Sapphire Staff

 Equip both of these on Henson. Backtrack and this time GO ALL THE WAY DOWN
 and all the  way along the linear path until you  reach the exit with  the
 lights shining in you can't miss it.

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 MIRAGE VILLAGE (06#)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

              .---------------------------------------------.
              |         LOCATION: MIRAGE VILLAGE;           |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              | Those pumpkins are spooky!                  |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              |               ITEMS & SUCH;                 |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              | • SAINT HAMMER (MANDATORY)                  |
              | • 5000 GELDERS                              |
              | • FISH CAKE x3                              |
              | • SPICY RICE CAKE x2                        |
              | • SPICY SQUID x3                            |
              | • MILK x10                                  |
              | • TENXT x3 (AFTER AN EVENT)                 |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              |           ENEMY(IES) AVAILABLE;             |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              | NONE...                                     |
              '---------------------------------------------'

 You will be greeted by  the residents of Mirage Village apparently they're
 extremely happy that they're getting visitors for the first time in a very
 long time (sounds fishy, hm?).

 ---------------------- EXCELLENT TRAINING SPOT! --------------------------

 Dead Man's Spire is an  ideal place to level up, earn Gelders and farm for
 SP since there's a town within the Spire itself you can always rest at the
 INN when  you're low on HP and MP.  Consider  leveling up your party to at
 least level 25-30 (if you're crazy enough), trust me, you will need it. Or
 really just go and train until you can earn little to no EXP points.

 -------------------- EXCELLENT TRAINING SPOT END! ------------------------

 As usual it's  time to loot this mysterious village of all its items, walk
 west pass the INN and into the house, there  is a lady named  Lorraine.  A
 chest is in plain sight: 5000 GELDERS, there's nothing else here  so leave
 the house.

 Go south of the INN and cross the mini bridge into the next screen/part of
 town, in the lower-right  corner is the WEAPON/ITEM shop go ahead and pur-
 chase upgrades for your party if you want. I bought these:

 • Claymore*
 • Blade Of Glory
 • Gambeson
 • Brigandine x2*
 • Riding Boots
 ----------------
   9540 GELDERS

 *You  can either buy the  Claymore  weapon for  Killian now for  added ATK
 power or wait  till the next part of the Dead Man's dungeon if you wish to
 save some Gelders, you can also get a free Brigandine for your party.  Hm,
 your choice.  You can always sell  off any additional spoils that you  may
 have in your inventory (that's what I did, win-win situation). The enemies
 also drop Claymore as a rare spoil. :)

 Sell  off your old equipment if you want  to earn extra G.  Now  head back
 outside from the weapon shop just go all the way west pass the Clock Tower
 into the house with a girl standing outside in a red dress. Inside you can
 see  a  chest; THREE FISH CAKES, TWO PACKETS OF SPICY RICE CAKE AND  THREE
 SPICY SQUIDS.  Leave the house and head north pass the TAVERN/BAR and into
 the mansion, this  is  the Mayor's resident go up to the 2nd floor and you
 can  find a chest with  TEN PACKETS OF MILK  in it.  Hmm, I doubt there is
 anything else in this village or am I still missing a couple of items?

 Anyway, when you are done with the ransacking business go ahead  and visit
 the BAR  to progress the story, a  scene will play  and Killian will  head
 out to go for a walk.  You see a girl  running  away  follow her  into the
 Clock Tower area in the middle of the village and talk to her, another one
 of those cutscenes and then you're required to find Aneris' torn message.

 ------------------- PIECING IT ALL BACK TOGETHER -------------------------

 You MUST find the torn pieces in the correct order if you did not find the
 first you can never find the second, the third and the fourth.

 THE FIRST PIECE:
 From where you are, go NORTH a little bit  PASS THE GIRL NAMED FLORA, talk
 to  her if her name is FLORA then you're heading in the CORRECT direction.
 The first piece can be found nearby.

 THE SECOND PIECE:
 From the FIRST PIECE  location GO NORTH AND  CROSS THE MINI BRIDGE  search
 around the area IN BETWEEN the INN and the house, the  second piece can be
 seen nearby.

 THE THIRD PIECE:
 The THIRD PIECE can be found  just a little south of the  TAVERN/BAR right
 near the entrance with the girl in a red dress standing outside.

 THE FOURTH AND FINAL PIECE:
 Is  located  near  the Mayor's house just go north pass the TAVERN/BAR and
 cross the mini bridge on the left and up all the way to the house, you can
 see the fourth missing piece there OUTSIDE OF THE HOUSE NOT INSIDE.

 ----------------- PIECING IT ALL BACK TOGETHER END! ----------------------

 An angry Killian can  be seen making snide remarks about people who didn't
 use proper grammar.  Touché.  Don't forget to SAVE YOUR GAME and make sure
 you have at least 45 MP to use Cross Slash. A-haha.

 '||''|.                               '||''|.
  ||   ||                               ||   ||
  ||'''|. O S S                         ||...|' A R T Y
  ||    ||.-------------------------.   ||  .--------------.
 .||...|' | ZOMBIE MAYOR, ZOMBIE x2 |  .||. | KILLIAN ONLY |
 .--------'-------------------------'-------'--------------'--------------.
 | Just use Cross Slash for an easy win.                                  |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | REWARD: 580 GELDER, 80 SP, BRONZE MEDALLION                            |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 Lol, what an annoyingly easy boss battle. :(

 The Mayor even in death was kind  enough to allow you to buy equipment and
 items at the store (they've some new line-up by the way)  and you can rest
 at the INN at the same price of ...One... ...fifty... *MOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAN*
 do whatever you want, yes! Just to let you know I've purchased these stuff
 from the store:

 • Emerald Staff
 • Iron Hammer
 • Brigandine
 • Riding Boots
 • Mana Amulet (for Killian)
 ---------------------------
        11340 GELDERS

 There's a chest nearby the INN with THREE TENTS.

 The new exit is to the WEST end of town, the moment you leave this Village
 the old man who saved you from before shows up and demands a manly one-to-
 one fight, winner takes all... just the Wicked Stone. Nasty old man.

 '||''|.             '||''|.
  ||   ||             ||   ||
  ||'''|. O S S       ||...|' A R T Y
  ||    ||.-------.   ||  .--------------.
 .||...|' | GELTS |  .||. | KILLIAN ONLY |
 .--------'-------'-------'--------------'--------------------------------.
 | This guy is a joke just whack him with your physical attack and  he'll |
 | go down in no time.                                                    |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | REWARD: 800 GELDER, 100 SP, JOKER CARD, BRONZE MEDALLION               |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 Gelts has no shame and squeezed himself into your party.  If you purchased
 new equipment like I have stated earlier then you can outfit Gelts, if not
 you can head back  into town and buy the  necessary equipment (this  nasty
 old man has some crappy equips).

 Feel free to do more training if you like. I did some.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 BACK INTO THE SPIRE (07#)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

              .---------------------------------------------.
              |    LOCATION: DEAD MAN'S SPIRE (1F - 8F);    |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              | This is the most straightforward dungeon in |
              | the game, you can't get lost, Nep is on the |
              | 8F.                                         |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              |               ITEMS & SUCH;                 |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              | • SMALL BOMB x5, MEDIUM MANA POTION x3 (5F) |
              | • CLAYMORE, BRIGANDINE (7F)                 |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              |           ENEMY(IES) AVAILABLE;             |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              | • ALPHA SNAIL                               |
              | • GUH MI                                    |
              | • SPIKY SKUNK                               |
              '---------------------------------------------'

 Go up the  spiral  staircase all the way to the fourth floor  to trigger a
 scene with the Witch, Nephelta.  There are no items  whatsoever along  the
 way. After the conversation go through the opening on the left. (it's hard
 to see or maybe  I'm blind or something? Cause once I actually thought the
 4th floor is a dead end, haha).

 On the 5th floor towards the end is  a chest with FIVE SMALL BOMBS + THREE
 MEDIUM MANA POTIONS.  Go up and all the  way  to the  7th floor is another
 chest;  CLAYMORE and BRIGANDINE (sell these off for some added G  or equip
 'em on Killian or whatsoever, your choice).

 Alright, before you proceed to the next floor use a TENT on your party and
 save your game. I've read in the forums that people are  struggling trying
 to  defeat Nephelta, don't worry she's easy as pie provided you have  come
 prepared!... By "prepared"  I meant having the latest equipment from Ghost
 Village and be at least level 23 and above, ok.

 Now head on up to 8th floor...

 '||''|.                       '||''|.
  ||   ||                       ||   ||
  ||'''|. O S S                 ||...|' A R T Y
  ||    ||.-----------------.   ||  .--------------------------------.
 .||...|' | LARMONT MARKSAI |  .||. | KILLIAN, SPINEL, GELTS, HENSON |
 .--------'-----------------'-------'--------------------------------'----.
 | Don't waste any of  Killian or Spinel's MP have both of 'em attack the |
 | enemy  Knight and have  Gelts use Gelts Crush  and Henson waste all of |
 | his magic on him. Use items when you're low on health and Marksai will |
 | go down in no time.                                                    |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | REWARD: 1000 GELDER, 150 SP, JOKER CARD, BRONZE MEDALLION, DARK GEM    |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 Hopefully everyone in  your party will level up just so they could benefit
 from the HP/MP full recovery feature.  :) Larmont  will reanimate  and Nep
 will transform into a butt ugly beast.

 '||''|.                               '||''|.
  ||   ||                               ||   ||
  ||'''|. O S S                         ||...|' A R T Y
  ||    ||.-------------------------.   ||  .-------------------------.
 .||...|' | NEPHELTA, S. SERVANT x2 |  .||. | KIL, SPI, GELTS, HENSON |
 .--------'-------------------------'-------'-------------------------'---.
 | First things first remove those two Spiders as quickly as you can, Kil |
 | and  Spinel should concentrate on Nephelta (use Cross Slash  until you |
 | run out of MP) and  have Spinel use her best move (Toxic Needle).  Hen |
 | should use Fire-based magic on the Spiders and Gelts abuse Gelts Crush |
 | as much as possible. In my most honest of opinion DON'T WASTE PRECIOUS |
 | TURNS TRYING TO CURE THE POISON STATUS EFFECT just unleash  everything |
 | on Nephelta.                                                           |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | REWARD: 2000 GELDER, 250 SP, JOKER CARD, SILVER MEDALLION, ICE GEM     |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 The Spire collapsed and everyone will jump out of the window to save them-
 selves.  Did I just saw a  treasure chest  underneath where those  two are
 standing? Oh, yes indeed!  Maybe  it was there way before  you first enter
 the Spire? Lol, I  went back to that spot and inside you can find  a MIGHT
 RING + FOUR TENTS.

 Go back to Vardenhoff to  meet up with Stephanie at the TAVERN/BAR to pro-
 gress the story.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 DECEPTION & BETRAYAL (08#)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

              .---------------------------------------------.
              |            LOCATION: VARDENHOFF;            |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              | This is your last time in Vardenhoff, so go |
              | ahead and take a look around the place.  If |
              | you haven't grab  all of the  time items in |
              | town then you better do so.                 |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              |               ITEMS & SUCH;                 |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              | NONE...                                     |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              |           ENEMY(IES) AVAILABLE;             |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              | NONE...                                     |
              '---------------------------------------------'

 A scene will take place and you will be thrown into jail and a new chapter
 starts. Well that's about it. Ha ha ha.

___________________________________________________________________________


 ################################
 CHAPTER II: RISKY BUSINESS (C2#)
 ################################

 A lot of  back-tracking and quite  a number of dungeons await you in  this
 chapter, the plot thickens just by a bit.  A new member will also join the
 roster making your merry little band a party of five.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 THE STONE IN THE MONASTERY (09#)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

              .---------------------------------------------.
              |            LOCATION: HABSBURG;              |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              | There are two excellent training spots out- |
              | side of  Habsburg; one is at  Ziggurat, the |
              | other is just in the  outskirt of Habsburge |
              | along the way to the St. Geo Monastery.     |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              |               ITEMS & SUCH;                 |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              | • MILK x5                                   |
              | • TAKOYAKI x4                               |
              | • MEDIUM BOMB x3                            |
              | • TAKOYAKI x8                               |
              | • HAMBURGER x10                             |
              | • EMERGENCY POTION x3                       |
              | • 7000 GELDERS                              |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              |           ENEMY(IES) AVAILABLE;             |
              |---------------------------------------------|
              | NONE...                                     |
              '---------------------------------------------'

 You know  how Henson is a mage and all? Well, wouldn't  it be easier if he
 just blasted out of prison with his magic or something? Anyway brace your-
 self  for quite a long scene  before you finally  have control of  Killian
 once again.

 You are now in Habsburg and it's time to...

 ------------------ PILFER THIS TOWN/VILLAGE FOR ITEMS! -------------------

 From where you are, go a little  SOUTHWEST pass an NPC named FUMI and make
 a stop at the  lamp-post, and go inside the nearby house.  Inside is a man
 named  Bruno who got fired  in the first day of work  and sounded like  he
 wanted to  murder himself if you are talking to  the same guy then you are
 certainly in the correct house, ignore  him and grab  the  chest for  FIVE
 PACKETS OF MILK + FOUR TAKOYAKI. Leave.

 Now go SOUTHEAST pass an NPC  named SUK JA and you should see another pair
 of NPC  (father and son)  outside the house, go inside and grab the  chest
 partially  hidden behind the  bookshelves  containing  THREE MEDIUM BOMBS.
 Leave.

 Head for the  TAVERN/BAR  there are a couple of things you can do in here,
 for the sake of fun.

 • Order a drink to restore HP/MP
 • Talk to the singer on stage to hear something weird
 • Play the piano for 10 Gelders

 Nothing really beneficial here so leave.

 Now head for the central park there's a fountain in the center, very nice.
 Anyway there's a guy named Gerald with a cowboy hat that will give you 1 G
 for every single time you talk to him, just letting you know.

 From the park head NORTHEAST... There  are two NPC named  ROMEO and JULIET
 but they're of no  concern here, head inside the house  and check the oven
 or fireplace or whatever  for EIGHT TAKOYAKIS. Head up on the 2nd floor to
 grab TEN HAMBURGERS in the chest. Leave. BEFORE you  head anywhere else go
 WEST all  the way from the house you just robbed :P and a chest will be in
 plain sight, inside  you will find  50 GODDAMN EMERGENCY POTIONS  but damn
 stupid Killian had to get excited and  drop 47 FREAKIN' POTIONS so you are
 left with THREE. Oh developers why can't you just let us have 50 of those?

 You should noticed a mansion to the  WEST of HABSBURG PARK, it's NORTHEAST
 from the town's EXIT.  Hm, don't worry it's hard to miss since  there will
 be a boy named TROY with two dogs and a couple of those pigeons, go inside
 the mansion and on the first floor is a chest with 7000 GELDERS.

 --------------- PILFER THIS TOWN/VILLAGE FOR ITEMS END! ------------------

 In the same house on the 2nd floor is your Drill Instructor.

 --------------------------- SIDE QUEST ALERT! ----------------------------

 Talk to him and accept his  request to trigger another optional sidequest.
 You may talk to the Prince if you want and seriously what does "I'm trying
 on a new wig for my wig." supposed to mean?

 REWARD(S)
 •

 ------------------------- SIDE QUEST ALERT END! --------------------------

 Also if you "talk" to the Silver Vase  by the entrance of the second floor
 you will get a  funny conversation between Spinel and Killian.  Alright if
 you  want  to  do  some  fighting  before you leave town then head for the
 Mirror-Maker's house right nearby the  exit and walk behind the counter to
 trigger a boss battle.

 '||''|.                             '||''|.
  ||   ||                             ||   ||
  ||'''|. O S S                       ||...|' A R T Y
  ||    ||.-----------------------.   ||  .-------------------------.
 .||...|' | B. CPT x2, BROWNIE x2 |  .||. | KIL, SPI, GELTS, HENSON |
 .--------'-----------------------'-------'-------------------------'-----.
 | Just use your best skills, like Cross Slash, etc...                    |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | REWARD: 580 GELDER, 150 SP, JOKER CARD, NEUTRALITY GEM                 |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 The owner will reward you with 20,000 GELDERS, oh you're filthy rich!

 - TO BE CONTINUED -

___________________________________________________________________________


 Q  U  E  S  T  S   (02^)

 ################
 INFO AND TIDBITS
 ################

 These are arranged in the order where we first did them.

 S T O R Y L I N E:

 You can't miss these as they are storyline quests.

 .------------------------------------------------------------------------.
 |                       GREEN HILL GRADUATION (GHx)                      |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | I'm late for my own graduation! I  have  to get to the ceremony before |
 | anyone realizes that I'm late. The Academy's located at  the northwest |
 | corner of Shern Village.                                               |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 .------------------------------------------------------------------------.
 |                     JOIN THE EXCELSIOR FORCE (EFx)                     |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | After  graduating, the principal  wrote me a recommendation letter  to |
 | join the Excelsior Force. Thanks, Principal!                           |
 |                                                                        |
 | I have  to visit the  Excelsior Force's  office in Vardenhoff, east of |
 | Shern. The office is in the southeast of Vardenhoff.                   |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |                 JOIN THE EXCELSIOR FORCE (COMPLETED)                   |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | A really  helpful guard at the office  told me that I should meet  the |
 | rest of the  Excelsior Force  by Dead Man's Spire and support  them in |
 | order to earn brownie points.  Dead Man's Spire is located just to the |
 | west of Vardenhoff, up the stone steps.                                |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 .------------------------------------------------------------------------.
 |                        SPINEL'S FRIEND (SFx)                           |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | Since my time with the Excelsior Force has been cut short, I'm teaming |
 | up with Spinel. I need to meet her friend in the basement of the  Var- |
 | denhoff tavern. What's worst is that I'm never getting that money back |
 | from Spinel...                                                         |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 .------------------------------------------------------------------------.
 |                   RECLAIM THE WICKED STONE (RWx)                       |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | What? The  job  I  got suckered into is finding the Wicked Stone!? I'm |
 | not supposed to touch  the Wicked Stone! On  top of that, my  comrades |
 | just got slaughtered trying to get this thing! I  bet this isn't going |
 | to be easy at all... Time to go back to Dead Man's Spire...            |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |             RECLAIM THE WICKED STONE (NEW INFORMATION)                 |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | An evil woman named Nephelta's holding the Wicked Stone  at the top of |
 | Dead Man's Spire.  I've  got to  destroy her to free  the souls of the |
 | villagers and get out of this cursed place.  The exit's to the west of |
 | the village.                                                           |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |             RECLAIM THE WICKED STONE (NEW INFORMATION)                 |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | Yes! We destroyed Nephelta and retrieved the Wicked Stone... But some- |
 | thing doesn't  seem quite right.  Even though I can't shake  this fee- |
 | ling, still, this accomplishment feels pretty good.                    |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 .------------------------------------------------------------------------.
 |                      MESSAGE FROM ANERIS (MFx)                         |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | A girl named  Aneris  was trying to pass me a message, but  an unknown |
 | force tore it into pieces. I think if I were to piece it back together,|
 | I could possible read the message.                                     |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |                   MESSAGE FROM ANERIS (COMPLETED)                      |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | The message reads: "You  will find Larmont's  hammer  at the base of a |
 | statue with wings."                                                    |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 .------------------------------------------------------------------------.
 |                    MONASTERY'S WICKED STONE (MWx)                      |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | Ugh! After  getting tossed in jail by that jerk Herbert, I got sent on |
 | mission  to  find more Wicked Stones.  To  make  matters  worse,  they |
 | assigned this annoying monk to work with us.  St. Gergeous Monastery's |
 | on the west end of the desert, so... time to start walking...          |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 O P T I O N A L:

 These are optional it is not mandatory to complete them in order to finish
 the game.

 .------------------------------------------------------------------------.
 |                        GALORIN HUNTING (HUx)                           |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | Sidequest: I  already graduated, so  why  is  Englehyde giving me more |
 | work to do? Oh well, I guess it couldn't hurt.                         |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | REWARD: BRONZE MEDALLION x3                                            |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

___________________________________________________________________________


 M  I  S  C  E  L  L  A  N  E  O  U  S   (03^)

 ###############################
 MAGIC, SPELLS, TECHNIQUES (MS-)
 ###############################

 I'm working on this...
    __
   /__\
  /_\ V E R Y O N E / AND I MEAN ALL SIX CHARACTERS
 //__¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 \__/ Full-party combination  requires all four on the battlefield to learn
 the skill in order to execute the combo.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 FULL-PARTY COMBINATION
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

 .------------.---------.-------------------------------------------------.
 |    NAME    | MP COST |                  DESCRIPTION                    |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | W. Of God  |   100   | Holy damage to all enemies.                     |
 |------------'---------'-------------------------------------------------|
 | Wrath Of God; God's graceful foot stomp all enemies on screen.         |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 .------------.---------.-------------------------------------------------.
 | G. Of God  |   120   | Invincibility for 8 turns, for all allies.      |
 |------------'---------'-------------------------------------------------|
 | Grace Of God; God ain't so graceful when it lasts less than 2 turns.   |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

   /\ /\
  / //_/ I L L I A N / CHEVALIER
 / __ \¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 \/  \/ Killian has a couple of offensive magic spells and a fair amount of
 recovery spells at his disposal  but due to the expensive cost of recovery
 magic you're better off using items. What I like about Killian is his Uni-
 que Skill: "Cross Slash" and "Blade Of Fury."  the latter while costly al-
 most always decimate all foes on screen, use it when you really need it.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 MAGIC
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

 .------------.---------.-------------------------------------------------.
 |    NAME    | MP COST |                  DESCRIPTION                    |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Char       |   010   | Light Fire damage to an enemy.                  |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Scorch     |   020   | Medium Fire damage to an enemy.                 |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Immolate   |   040   | Massive Fire damage to an enemy.                |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Ice Shard  |   007   | Light Ice damage to an enemy.                   |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | C. Crush   |   014   | Medium Ice damage to an enemy.                  |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | I. Strike  |   030   | Massive Ice damage to an enemy.                 |
 '------------'---------'-------------------------------------------------'

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 RECOVERY
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

 .------------.---------.-------------------------------------------------.
 |    NAME    | MP COST |                  DESCRIPTION                    |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Quick Fix  |   010   | Light healing to one ally.                      |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Heal       |   020   | Medium healing to one ally.                     |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Revitalize |   050   | Massive healing to one ally.                    |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | First Aid  |   020   | Light healing to all allies.                    |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Res.       |   040   | Medium healing to all allies.                   |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Stabilize  |   040   | Revive one ally with 50% HP.                    |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Cleanse    |   015   | Cure poison from one ally.                      |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Awaken     |   015   | Cure sleep from one ally.                       |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Clarity    |   015   | Cure confusion from one ally.                   |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Nostrum    |   015   | Cure plague from one ally.                      |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Vox Donare |   015   | Cure silence from one ally.                     |
 '------------'---------'-------------------------------------------------'

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 PASSIVE
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

 .------------.---------.-------------------------------------------------.
 |    NAME    | MP COST |                  DESCRIPTION                    |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | G. Aura    |   000   | Increase Defense value by 5% (All Allies).      |
 |------------'---------'-------------------------------------------------|
 | Guardian Aura is a passive skill meaning it is active at all times, no |
 | activation of any sort required.                                       |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 UNIQUE
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

 .------------.---------.-------------------------------------------------.
 |    NAME    | MP COST |                  DESCRIPTION                    |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | J. Blade   |   015   | Light physical attack to an enemy unit.         |
 |------------'---------'-------------------------------------------------|
 | Justice Blade; Useful during the early part of the game.               |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 .------------.---------.-------------------------------------------------.
 | C. Slash   |   045   | Medium physical attack to all enemies.          |
 |------------'---------'-------------------------------------------------|
 | Cross Slash; Very useful, increase its rank for added potency.         |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 .------------.---------.-------------------------------------------------.
 | Holy Armor |   030   | Increase one ally's Defense.                    |
 |------------'---------'-------------------------------------------------|
 | Holy Armor; You're better with Henson and Lahduk's "Inspire" Skill.    |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 .------------.---------.-------------------------------------------------.
 | B. Of Fury |   090   | Massive physical attack to all enemies.         |
 |------------'---------'-------------------------------------------------|
 | Blade Of Fury; Very useful but very expensive.                         |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 COMBINATION TECHNIQUE
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

 .------------.---------.-------------------------------------------------.
 |    NAME    | MP COST |                  DESCRIPTION                    |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | W. Strike  |   030   | With Spinel, all enemies -15% of current HP.    |
 |------------'---------'-------------------------------------------------|
 | Wave Strike; cheap and effective, even on bosses.                      |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 .------------.---------.-------------------------------------------------.
 | A.'s Bless |   045   | With Gelts, all allies recover 70% of their HP. |
 |------------'---------'-------------------------------------------------|
 | Angel's Blessing; pretty decent healing combo tech...                  |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 .------------.---------.-------------------------------------------------.
 | Sanctuary  |   090   | With Gelts/Acelora, full recovery + immunity.   |
 |------------'---------'-------------------------------------------------|
 | Sanctuary; you're better off with "Angel's Blessing."                  |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

  __
 / _\
 \ \ P I N E L / THIEFMAGE
 _\ \¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 \__/


   /\  /\
  / /_/ / E N S O N / MAGE
 / __  /¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 \/ /_/

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 MAGIC
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

 .------------.---------.-------------------------------------------------.
 |    NAME    | MP COST |                  DESCRIPTION                    |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Char       |   010   | Light Fire damage to an enemy.                  |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Scorch     |   020   | Medium Fire damage to an enemy.                 |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Immolate   |   040   | Massive Fire damage to an enemy.                |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Blaze      |   022   | Light Fire damage to all enemies.               |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Conflag.   |   044   | Medium Fire damage to all enemies.              |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Inferno    |   088   | Massive Fire damage to all enemies.             |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | F & B      |   120   | Ultimate Fire attack, confusion to all enemies. |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Ice Shard  |   007   | Light Ice damage to an enemy.                   |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | C. Crush   |   014   | Medium Ice damage to an enemy.                  |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | I. Strike  |   030   | Massive Ice damage to an enemy.                 |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Frostbite  |   015   | Light Ice damage to all enemies.                |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Arctic A.  |   030   | Medium Ice damage to all enemies.               |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | D. Freeze  |   060   | Massive Ice damage to all enemies.              |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Ice Age    |   100   | Ultimate Ice attack, sleep to all enemies.      |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Whirlwind  |   014   | Light Wind damage to all enemies.               |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Gale Force |   028   | Medium Wind damage to all enemies.              |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | A. Vortex  |   056   | Strong Wind damage to all enemies.              |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Cyclone    |   110   | Massive Wind damage to all enemies.             |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Spark      |   008   | Light Lightning damage to an enemy.             |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Electro.   |   016   | Medium Lightning damage to an enemy.            |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | L. Strike  |   032   | Strong Fire damage to an enemy.                 |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | M's Might  |   070   | Massive Lightning damage to an enemy.           |
 '------------'---------'-------------------------------------------------'

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 SUPPORT
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

 .------------.---------.-------------------------------------------------.
 |    NAME    | MP COST |                  DESCRIPTION                    |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Shout      |   020   | Increase Attack for one ally.                   |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Fortify    |   020   | Increase Defense for one ally.                  |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Focus      |   020   | Increase Crit Chance for one ally.              |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Battle Cry |   040   | Increase Attack for all allies.                 |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Inspire    |   040   | Increase Defense for all allies.                |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Rally      |   040   | Increase Crit Chance for all allies.            |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | S.screen   |   035   | Guaranteed escape from normal battles.          |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Tempt Fate |   025   | Either full heal, full cure, or lose 50% HP.    |
 '------------'---------'-------------------------------------------------'

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 DARKNESS
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

 .------------.---------.-------------------------------------------------.
 |    NAME    | MP COST |                  DESCRIPTION                    |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Annihilate |   150   | High % instant kill on all enemies.             |
 '------------'---------'-------------------------------------------------'

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 UNIQUE
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

 .------------.---------.-------------------------------------------------.
 |    NAME    | MP COST |                  DESCRIPTION                    |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Channel    |   005   | Convert HP into MP.                             |
 '------------'---------'-------------------------------------------------'

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 COMBINATION TECHNIQUE
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

 .------------.---------.-------------------------------------------------.
 |    NAME    | MP COST |                  DESCRIPTION                    |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Purify     |   050   | With Gelts, massive Holy damage to all enemies. |
 |------------'---------'-------------------------------------------------|
 | Good against Dark elemental enemies, plus it only cost 50 MP.          |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 .------------.---------.-------------------------------------------------.
 | L. Rage    |   060   | With Lahduk, massive Li. damage to all enemies. |
 |------------'---------'-------------------------------------------------|
 | Lightning Rage; I love the animation for this combo tech!              |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

    ___
   / _ \
  / /_\/ E L T S / CLERIC
 / /_\\¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 \____/

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 RECOVERY
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

 .------------.---------.-------------------------------------------------.
 |    NAME    | MP COST |                  DESCRIPTION                    |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Quick Fix  |   010   | Light healing to one ally.                      |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Heal       |   020   | Medium healing to one ally.                     |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Revitalize |   050   | Massive healing to one ally.                    |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | First Aid  |   020   | Light healing to all allies.                    |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Res.       |   040   | Medium healing to all allies.                   |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Rej.       |   090   | Massive healing to all allies.                  |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Stabilize  |   040   | Revive one ally with 50% HP.                    |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | H. Touch   |   070   | Revive one ally with 100% HP.                   |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Cleanse    |   015   | Cure poison from one ally.                      |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Awaken     |   015   | Cure sleep from one ally.                       |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Clarity    |   015   | Cure confusion from one ally.                   |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Nostrum    |   015   | Cure plague from one ally.                      |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Vox Donare |   015   | Cure silence from one ally.                     |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Panacea    |   055   | Cure all status ailments from all allies.       |
 '------------'---------'-------------------------------------------------'

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 SUPPORT
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

 .------------.---------.-------------------------------------------------.
 |    NAME    | MP COST |                  DESCRIPTION                    |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Poison S.  |   025   | Poison immunity for one ally.                   |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Sleep S.   |   025   | Sleep immunity for one ally.                    |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Muddle S.  |   025   | Confusion immunity for one ally.                |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Disease S. |   025   | Plague immunity for one ally.                   |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Silence S. |   025   | Silence immunity for one ally.                  |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Poison B.  |   050   | Poison immunity for all allies.                 |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Sleep B.   |   050   | Sleep immunity for all allies.                  |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Muddle B.  |   050   | Confusion immunity for all allies.              |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Disease B. |   050   | Plague immunity for all allies.                 |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Silence B. |   050   | Silence immunity for all allies.                |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Status S.  |   040   | Status ailment immunity for one ally.           |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Status B.  |   080   | Status ailment immunity for all allies.         |
 '------------'---------'-------------------------------------------------'

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 UNIQUE
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

 .------------.---------.-------------------------------------------------.
 |    NAME    | MP COST |                  DESCRIPTION                    |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | G. Crush   |   025   | Medium damage to an enemy.                      |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Incant.    |   035   | Reduce Crit Chance for all enemies.             |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | War B.     |   055   | Increase Attack for all allies.                 |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | D. Hammer  |   080   | Strong physical attack to all enemies.          |
 '------------'---------'-------------------------------------------------'

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 COMBINATION TECHNIQUE
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

 .------------.---------.-------------------------------------------------.
 |    NAME    | MP COST |                  DESCRIPTION                    |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | A's Bless  |   040   | With Kil, all allies recover 70% of their HP.   |
 |------------'---------'-------------------------------------------------|
 | Angel's Blessing; pretty decent healing combo tech...                  |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 .------------.---------.-------------------------------------------------.
 | Purify     |   050   | With Hen, massive Holy damage to all enemies.   |
 |------------'---------'-------------------------------------------------|
 | Good against Dark elemental enemies, plus it only cost 50 MP.          |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 .------------.---------.-------------------------------------------------.
 | Sanctuary  |   080   | With Killian/Acelora, full recovery + immunity. |
 |------------'---------'-------------------------------------------------|
 | Meh~...                                                                |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'


    __
   / / A H D U K / MONK
  / /¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 / /___
 \____/

    _
   /_\ C E L O R A / CRUSADER
  //_\\¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
 /  _  \
 \_/ \_/

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 DARKNESS
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

 .------------.---------.-------------------------------------------------.
 |    NAME    | MP COST |                  DESCRIPTION                    |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Venom      |   025   | Poison an enemy.                                |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Sleep      |   025   | Put an enemy to sleep.                          |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Bewilder   |   025   | Confuse an enemy.                               |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Infect     |   025   | Give an enemy the plague.                       |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Mute       |   025   | Silence an enemy.                               |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | T. Cloud   |   050   | Poison all enemies.                             |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Somnam.    |   050   | Put all enemies to sleep.                       |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Hysteria   |   050   | Confuse all enemies.                            |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Pestilence |   050   | Give all enemies the plague.                    |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Tranq.     |   050   | Silence all enemies.                            |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | W.O.F      |   080   | Give all enemies random status ailments.        |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | D.scythe   |   020   | Low % instant kill on an enemy.                 |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Reaping    |   040   | Medium % instant kill on an enemy.              |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | D.strike   |   080   | High % instant kill on an enemy.                |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Slaughter  |   040   | Low % instant kill on all enemies.              |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Massacre   |   080   | Medium % instant kill on all enemies.           |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Annihilate |   150   | High % instant kill on all enemies.             |
 '------------'---------'-------------------------------------------------'

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 UNIQUE
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

 .------------.---------.-------------------------------------------------.
 |    NAME    | MP COST |                  DESCRIPTION                    |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Smite      |   040   | Medium physical attack to an enemy.             |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | Final J    |   110   | Massive physical attack to all enemies.         |
 '------------'---------'-------------------------------------------------'

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 COMBINATION TECHNIQUE
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

 .------------.---------.-------------------------------------------------.
 |    NAME    | MP COST |                  DESCRIPTION                    |
 |------------|---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 | L's. Night |   055   | With Spinel, reduce A, D and C for all enemies. |
 |------------'---------'-------------------------------------------------|
 | Ladies' Night; that's ATK, DEF and CRIT, what crappy animation :(      |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 .------------.---------.-------------------------------------------------.
 | Ragnarok   |   085   | With Lahduk, special Dark damage to an enemy.   |
 |------------'---------'-------------------------------------------------|
 | Nothing really special... How disappointing.                           |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 .------------.---------.-------------------------------------------------.
 | Sanctuary  |   080   | With Killian/Gelts, full recovery + immunity.   |
 |------------'---------'-------------------------------------------------|
 | Meh~...                                                                |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

___________________________________________________________________________


 #######################
 BATTLE CRY/QUOTES (BC-)
 #######################

___________________________________________________________________________


 #################
 ITEMS INDEX (IX-)
 #################

___________________________________________________________________________


 ####################
 BONUS CONTENTS (CG-)
 ####################

 After completing the game for the first you'll be prompted to save a Clear
 Save Data, this data allows you to play the game from the start with......
 NOTHING but all the skills that you've learned. -____________- bummer.

 But I  can assure you that the  BONUS CONTENTS  are choke-full of gorgeous
 artwork :) so you might get a kick out of that.

 .------------------------------------------------------------------------.
 |                               MONSTER CARD                             |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | View various cards  you have  collected throughout the card, these are |
 | also accompanied by quirky comments!                                   |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |                            CHARACTER PORTRAIT                          |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | View beautiful hand-drawn graphics of the many characters found in the |
 | game.                                                                  |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |                                 GALLERY                                |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | View sketches, artwork and illustration by the people behind CGS.      |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |                                 CREDITS                                |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | View the end credits all over again.                                   |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 "Monster Card" is cute as well as the "Gallery" section. That's about it.

___________________________________________________________________________


 #######################
 PROBLEMS & ISSUES (PI-)
 #######################

 I guess it's just me being paraonid and "nitpicky," but did you noticed...

 .------------------------------------------------------------------------.
 |                       EVERYONE IS "SPEECHLESS"                         |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | If you enter Standby/Sleep Mode during  any kind of battle  and resume |
 | after that the party will be "voiceless/speechless/whatever" you can't |
 | hear their battle cry like Killian's "taste my blade or Spinel "loser" |
 | but if you use any of their skill you can still hear their  usual cry. |
 | Weird?                                                                 |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 .------------------------------------------------------------------------.
 |             SLIGHTLY MESSED UP VOICE-ACTING (SPOILERS)                 |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | Towards  the end of the game, actually  it's the ending, Spinel voice- |
 | acting got just a little bit messed up.                                |
 |                                                                        |
 | In the written dialogue it reads  "I must go with him, with my father" |
 | the voice actress only said "with my father" leaving out the phrase "I |
 | must go with him."                                                     |
 |                                                                        |
 | Then in the second part of the conversation the written dialogue reads |
 | "Killian I have to go if this power is unleashed, the whole world will |
 | be destroyed." the actress said something else:                        |
 |                                                                        |
 | "Killian  I have to go if his power  is brought back the world will be |
 | destroyed."                                                            |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 .------------------------------------------------------------------------.
 |                  ENCHANTED ARMOR... FAKE OR WHAT?                      |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | The  description  stated  "those who wear this magical garment will no |
 | longer require mana to use their skills."  Well I equipped Henson with |
 | it but it still consumes Mana, am I missing something?                 |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 .------------------------------------------------------------------------.
 |                    BONUS CONTENT FREEZING ISSUE                        |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | The game will freeze if you move around too fast in the Bonus Content, |
 | try randomly entering/exiting any of the subcontent and the game  will |
 | most likely freeze, or mabe iit's just my copy? Who knows?             |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

___________________________________________________________________________


 ######################################
 EXTRAS AND SUPPLEMENTARY READING (RX-)
 ######################################

 These are just links to various sources on  the internet regarding Crimson
 Gem Saga, some  of them are excellent  reviews and a few are  backstory on
 the game, how it came to be and all that stuff.

 Do you have any links you want to share? Maybe you run a gaming fansite or
 blog (not necessarily Crimson related but it'd be nice if it is) then send
 me an e-mail at defunct32@hotmail.com

 .------------------------------------------------------------------------.
 |                  CRIMSON GEM SAGA'S OFFICIAL WEBSITE                   |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | http://www.atlus.com/cgs                                               |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | Crimgon Gem Saga's official webpage. What else? :)                     |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 .------------------------------------------------------------------------.
 |                       CRIMSON GEM SAGA'S WIKI                          |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimson_Gem_Saga                          |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | Some nice information about the game.                                  |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 .------------------------------------------------------------------------.
 |            CRIMSON GEM SAGA'S VARIOUS REVIEWS ON THE WEB               |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | GameSpot / 5.0 (www.gamespot.com) do a search.                         |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | IGN / 8.4 http://psp.ign.com/articles/987/987131p1.html                |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 .------------------------------------------------------------------------.
 |                ASTONISHIA STORY'S SYPNOSIS ON WIKI                     |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astonishia_Story                          |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | A little back-story on the game that started it all.                   |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 .------------------------------------------------------------------------.
 |             BLACK MURASAME63'S CRIMSON GEM SAGA FAQ                    |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/psp/file/950794/56552                 |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | Black poured in a lot of  effort in creating his guide, if  mine isn't |
 | sufficient enough then you can refer to Black's Crimson Gem Saga guide |
 | which is just too awesome! I love it.                                  |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

 .------------------------------------------------------------------------.
 |                  DEFUNCT32'S RECOGNITION PAGE                          |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/72955.html                |
 |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | My recognition page at GameFAQs.com. Three active FAQs for now.        |
 '------------------------------------------------------------------------'

___________________________________________________________________________


 G  O  O  D  B  Y  E   (04^)

 #########################
 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS (QA+)
 #########################

 Got a question? Send it in, my e-mail address can be found both at the top
 and at the bottom of this guide.  Please do take the time to read  through
 the FAQ if any information shared below is incorrect then please inform me
 thanks!

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 ERM... ARE YOU ASIAN, I MEAN PURE ASIAN BORN AND BREED?
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Yes, I am Asian I went to school and graduated from a local institute.  Do
 you like my English?

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 YOU MENTION "FARM" IN THIS GUIDE, CAN WE ACTUALLY DO FARMING?
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 HAHAHAHA, what I meant by "farm" was to actually collect something in huge
 quantity/amount... Like "farm for experience points" actually means go and
 do some training and earn a lot of EXP points. Get what I'm saying?

 Sorry, I don't mean to laugh at you.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 WTF! YOU LIKE THIS GAME BECAUSE OF ITS GRAPHICS, SHALLOW MUCH?
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Different people, different strokes, right? But if you think I only played
 this game JUST for its graphics then there's must be something VEHENMENTLY
 WRONG. Well, for starters I love the battle system, the  humor and farming
 for SP and all that stuff, I'm just lazy to go into intricate details so I
 took the shallow path to review things that's just how I am. :) Now go and
 play far, far away and  stop bothering me, let me be shallow all by my oh-
 so-lonesome self.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 WTF! WHY ARE YOU SO OBSESSED WITH "w00t!"?
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Erm... W00t?

___________________________________________________________________________


 ##################
 RECOGNITIONS (RC+)
 ##################

 For the amazing people who contributed in one way or another...

 GENERAL:
 • Sony for the PSP! Yeah...
 • GameFAQs.com staff for accepting and hosting this FAQ, thank you!
 • ATLUS, SonNori, SK Telecom & everyone involved for obvious reasons.
 • Gamespot.com/GameFAQs.com's forums for information & stuff.
 • YOU! For reading and contributing to my FAQ, thank you!

 CONTRIBUTORS:

 None...

___________________________________________________________________________


 ###################
 E-MAIL POLICY (EM+)
 ###################

 defunct32@hotmail.com

 That's my one and only e-mail  when you're submitting something  please do
 insert an appropriate  title; something like "Crimson Gem Saga" is fine, I
 don't mind questions  and queries about the game and my guide even if it's
 a question  that has already been answered, though I strongly  suggest you
 give this  guide's "Questions And Answers" a  try first as it'll save both
 of us lots of time and frustration... er, e-mail me, okay! :)

___________________________________________________________________________


 ##############
 LEGALITY (LG+)
 ##############

 Feel free to download this  guide to your computer  for your own  personal
 use, print it or whatever but please don't ever  claim it as your  own  or
 give it away as some kind of freebies to  bought items.  I did not earn  a
 single cent from this  FAQ so why should you? I'm doing this out of my own
 free time and will and I definitely  do not have all the time in the world
 but I still went ahead and  proceed with this guide, why? Cause I love you
 guys, awww! REALLY! I know it's frustrating to be lost in a game and going
 around in  circles, sometimes  it never ends... Trust  me  I've been there
 before.

 Also, I'm in no way related  to or affiliated with ATLUS, they're  a great
 group of people  I WISH I was affiliated with  'em just so I could  easily
 get my hands on their hard-to-get games.  :\ But no, unfortunately I'm not
 in any shape or form related to ATLUS, ok!

___________________________________________________________________________


 #######################
 FAMOUS LAST WORDS (LW+)
 #######################

 I hope you had fun I know I had loads of it while writing this up, Crimson
 may  not  appeal  to the hardcore gamers but it's  definitely a game in my
 opinion worth considering  even if you dislike "simple" RPGs  only because
 of its  beautiful hand-drawn graphics  and amazing  detailed  sprites, not
 forgetting  luscious backdrop and snazzy animations... Man, I  could go on
 and on.

 Thank you so much to ATLUS and to everyone who have contributed in one way
 or another, your support and love are very much appreciated! Visit  my so-
 called websites when you have the time @ http://open-fire-faq.blogspot.com
 or http://open-fire.blogspot.com not updated very often though unless I've
 something worthy to say.

 Alright, bye!

 Best Of Regards,
 defunct32 (Dil)

 __________________________________________________________________________

 "STUPID HERBERT, DAMN HERBERT, SCREW YOU HERBERT, ARGGGGGGGHH!!" - KILLIAN
 __________________________________________________________________________

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                       THE END, 2009, MY LIFE IS COMPLETE

                   © defunct32 (Dil) 2009 - FOR ALL ETERNITY!

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