=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= F I N A L F A N T A S Y I X -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Final Fantasy IX Walkthrough and FAQ version 1.25 (Part 1 of 2) For Playstation(tm) (US version) By: ìAî Tadeo Created: November 12, 2000 Date last Updated: December 10, 2000 Mail me at: ff9@edsamail.com.ph ICQ#: 12218741 NOTE: You can e-mail me for suggestions/contributions so as to improve the guide. They are most welcome and every bit of it is appreciated. :) You can send in your contributions also :) Iím accepting all of them. Also, this guide will be LONGER than anything that Iíve done so please understand. I have a busy schedule now because of school but Iím sure I can manage and I will finish the guide. The table of contents will be most likely the outline of the guide. Thatís all for now. Thank you. And please read the E-mail policy. Now, for the walkthrough, if you want a walkthrough which will guide you directly in finishing the game only, use Elranzerís quick walkthrough at GameFAQs. A lot of people just wants to finish the game and doesnít care about other things. So, Iíll refer you to Elranzerís Guide. His walkthrough will surely help you. Itís one of the best guides and itís easy to follow. I also want to commend 2 nice persons for their perseverance and dedication to their sites. Jeff (CjayC) for GameFAQs.com and Al Amaloo of VGStrategies. They are very responsible and I admire their efforts. Keep up the good work guys! I would also like to commend the great Kao Megura for his excellent guides! As a matter of fact, he is the one who inspired me to create guides. Thanks a lot. :) BTW, I really hate those thieves who stole his works. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= DISCLAIMER =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- This Walkthrough/FAQ is created for personal use only. You must not use it for anything that gains profit. Specifically Magazines, Game Guides, Commercial Web Sites. Youíre also not allowed to rip off part/s of this Walkthrough/FAQ and put it on your own Walkthrough/FAQ. Anyone doing this is guilty of ìplagiarismî, the act of stealing and passing off of ideas and words of another as oneís own without crediting the source. You also cannot use this Walkthrough/FAQ as a guide for you to make your own Walkthrough/FAQ, you must do everything there is to do in the game yourself or have others give info about your game and give them proper credit. You can copy the layout though. You can put this Walkthrough/FAQ on your non-commercial or non-profit web site provided that not a single character has been edited or removed and you MUST have permission from me in order to do so. You can also, print a copy of the entire walkthrough or a part of it, provided you only use it for personal purposes. Remember ìYou donít have to steal, just ask.î - B.O.F.III -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= INTRODUCTION =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Hello everyone! To those of you who know me, welcome back! :) This is my fourth project at GameFAQs. Seeing that this game will be the last among the Final Fantasy series that will grace the Sony Playstation console, I decided to create one too :) As with the objectives of other guides, I too would like to help out gamers out there who wants to know various infos about the game. Iím not finished with my guides, but Iím sure that I can manage. Iím a die hard RPG fan and Iíll do my best to make this guide as helpful as possible. Now, letís talk about the game itself. The 9th installment in the Final Fantasy series is really, IMHO, the best Final Fantasy ever! (Itís second best RPG to me because I like Chrono Cross more). Final Fantasy IX is a whole new world and is not a sequel of any of the previous Final Fantasies. The hero in the game is Zidane, a member of a band of bandits called Tantalus. It was then that fate led them to meet the princess of Alexandria, Garnet. Princess Garnet is really not happy about everything around her inside the castle at Alexandria. She then decided to leave the castle for good and that led her to meet Zidane. I wonít spoil you anymore so letís start the guide! -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= CONTENTS =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- ----- Part I ----- i. E-Mail Policy I. Updates/Revisions II. Game Information A. Game Controls B. Game Menus C. Game Basics - Moving About - Attacking and Battle system - The elements - Active Time Events - Trance System - Abilities - Leveling Up - Moogle Info - Game Over D. Character Stats E. Good/Bad Status Effects III. Character Information A. Main Characters B. Supporting Characters C. Arch-Enemies IV. Walkthrough A. Disk 1 Walkthrough B. Disk 2 Walkthrough C. Disk 3 Walkthrough D. Disk 4 Walkthrough 1. Side Quests V. Tetra Master A. Rules B. Card List C. Friendly Monsters/Weapon/ Rare Cards Location D. Card Game Strategies VI. All about Chocobos A. Chocobos B. Chocobo Forest C. Chocobo Lagoon D. Chocobo Air Garden E. Chocoboís Paradise F. Chocobo Treasure Hunting G. Abilities Guide ----- Part II ----- VII. Ability List VIII. Summon Magic IX. Blue Magic X. Items XI. Key Items XII. Maps XIII. Stellazzio Info/List XIV. Treno Auction House XV. Active Time Events (ATE) List XVI. Moogle Locations XVII. Pop Quiz XVIII. Special Battles XIX. Equipments A. Weapons B. Helmets C. Armor D. Wrist Band E. Accessories XX. Shops XXI. FAQs XXII. Enemy List XXIII. Gameplay Tips XXIV. Fantasy Trivia XXV. Credits -=-=-=-=-=-=- E-MAIL POLICY =-=-=-=-=-=-= For the past few months, Iíve been receiving such a great number e-mails and some of them are quite annoying (just 2 of them though). So, I decided to put up this e-mail policy as a guide for you if you want to send an e-mail to me. Here are the things that you must do/must not do in sending an e-mail regarding this guide and any of my other guides: Doís ---- 1. Send me a question, which cannot be found on my guide. I will be more that happy to help you. 2. Try to be specific in order for me to understand what youíre trying to ask me. 3. You can send in your questions/other e-mails in text or HTML format. No executables. 4. Check first the latest version of the guide before sending questions, contributions, etc. If you use later versions, the answer/s to your questions might have been answered already and will be most likely to be ignored. 5. If I happen to forget you, just e-mail me nicely and Iíll respond to you ASAP. Doníts ------ 1. Donít send any questions that can be answered from my guide. And donít be persistent in doing so. 2. Donít send nonsense e-mails like ìI want to marry you!î ìCan you buy me this or that?î etc. 3. Donít say bad words. F$#k Y%u! and the likes. 4. And, donít send Chain letters! Please! (Doing this, your e-mail will be most likely to be ignored) -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- UPDATES/REVISIONS =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Version 1.25 (Started: December 10, 2000) ----------------------------------------- - Walkthrough Update: - Prizes from Brahne after fighting scene of Zidane and Blank - Modified the Side Quests (new) - Treno (Stellazzio, Card Stadium, Behemoth, Auction House) - Excalibur 2 - Chocobo Mini-Guide - Modified Chocoboís Paradise Treasure Locations - Madain Sari Sub-Quest Update - Card List Update Version 1.24 (Started: December 9, 2000) ---------------------------------------- - Walkthrough Update: - Card Phantoms - Amarantís Rune Claws - Zidaneís Dyne Abilities Version 1.23 (Started: December 7, 2000) ---------------------------------------- The walkthrough is finished! Yippee! What an ending! Donít go to the ending yet if you havenít finished the game yet or itíll spoil the story for you. For the contributors, I have a whole lot of them. Iíll do my best to include everything. Thanks again everyone! - Walkthrough Updates: - Getting the chest behind the falling floor at Burmecia - Locations of some of the Ghost Card Masters at Memoria - Save point before entering Space - Walkthrough finished! (at long last) - Card List Update Happy Birthday to my favorite singer! Ms. Olivia Lufkin from Japan. Omedetou Gozaimasu! Version 1.22 (Started: December 6, 2000) ---------------------------------------- - Walkthrough Updates: - Complete Boss Information - Moogle Suit and Autograph at Lindblum in Disc 1 - Gil at South Gate (before Treno) - Gysahl Greens at Cleyra Settlement - Steal info for Beatrix - Steal information for Black Waltz #3 2nd encounter - Maidenís Prayer at Ipsenís Castle - The Tower for Zidane at Memoria - Card Collector Title - Few Spelling Corrections Version 1.21 (Started: December 5, 2000) ---------------------------------------- Dear me, this is the thing that I hate most. I received some e-mails that are corrupted (i.e. weird characters and incomplete). I got more than 20 e-mails like these. It may have something to do with the Mail Server. So, Iíd like to tell you that I will reply to your message if it is sent successfully to me. If I didnít reply for about 3-4 days, that means your e-mail might not be sent successfully. Now, back to work... :) - Chocoboís Paradise Treasures and Locations - Card List Update Version 1.20 (Started: December 4, 2000) ---------------------------------------- - Walkthrough Update: - Side Quests - Stellazzio - Chocoboís Paradise - Fix at last boss (it isnít Hades, sorry itís a typo) - Various Boss Steal Info - Desert Palace (Bloodstones) - Complete Chocograph Locations - Card List Update - New Card Collector level Version 1.19 (Started: December 3, 2000) ---------------------------------------- Iím already at the end, and gosh Necronís tough. :) Check out the other updates too. Note to contributors, if I ever forgot your contribution or your credits please send me an e-mail and inform me. I sincerely apologize if that happens. I have a flooded mailbox so I might miss some e-mails. Please understand. - Walkthrough Update: - finished up to Necron - the legendary synthesist! :) - Side Quests (near the beginning of Disc 4) - Card List Update. Version 1.18 (Started: December 3, 2000) ---------------------------------------- - Walkthrough Update: - New Jump Rope prize - The Real Card Rules! Check Tetra Master. - Card List Update - More Chocograph Locations Version 1.17a (Started: December 2, 2000) ---------------------------------------- From here on, I decided to update both parts at the same time. I got confused when I tried to update one part only. This also to the benefit of the Webmasters who have my guide and also to everyone. - Walkthrough Update: - Antlion steal information - Info at Ipsenís Castle - Card Collector title Version 1.17 (Started: December 1, 2000) ---------------------------------------- - Chocobo Information - Complete Chocograph List - Chocobo Air Garden - Chocoboís Paradise - Card List Update Version 1.16 (Started: December 1, 2000) ---------------------------------------- Ok. It seems that the file will be a lot bigger than I thought. So, I decided to split the guide into 2. This is for consideration to those who have Dial- Up Connections (like me). People are starting to e-mail me about the size of the file. So, here it is. For any suggestions/comments/contributions, just e- mail me at my address at the top of this document. Thank you. Note: Iíll be separating the Revision histories from now on. Version 1.15 (Started: November 30, 2000) ----------------------------------------- Well, Iím having fun discovering those Chocographs. Gosh, theyíre really hard to find. Anyway, Iíll continue on until I complete all Chocographs and their locations and discover whatís in store afterwards. Cíya! - Ability List Update - Special Battles Update - More Cards! (w/ locations) - New Chocographs (and locations) - Chocobo Lagoon section - Stellazzio Update - Equipments Update (Zidaneís Weapons) - Enemy List Sample Version 1.14 (Started: November 28, 2000) ----------------------------------------- Woohoo! The walkthrough is at Disc 4 already. :) Just a little bit more and itís the end of the walkthrough! Iíll be concentrating in the Card game and the Chocobo from now own. For the contributors, Iíll be including the last message in the reply. Iím getting at least 50 e-mails at day all about FF9. As you can see also, there are 2 news sections to this guide :) More work! Thanks a lot for all of your support. Now, back to work! - Walkthrough Update: - steal info for Black Waltz #1 - Finished right before going to Iifa Tree at Disc 4 - Blue Magic Section (new) - Card List update! (Card locations included) - Card Collector Level update - Summons Update - Ability List Update - Character Section Update - Stellazzio Update - ATE List Update - Moogle Locations Update - Shop List Update - Fantasy Trivia Update - New FAQs - FAQ #1 updated (new sites) - Credits Section Update Version 1.13 (Started: November 25, 2000) ----------------------------------------- I blew it. I hope everybody will understand. Iím on my way to finishing Disc 3 already. But, I really have to update now for 2 reasons: First, there are a lot of people who sent in the same info and some are mad at me for not updating. Second, itís your right to know the progress of the guide. :) So, here is the current progress of the guide. Iíll continue working now, bye! - Walkthrough updates: - Fixed equipments at Iifa Tree - Strategy vs. Soulcage at Iifa tree - On the way to Ipsenís Castle - Ability List update - Status Effects minor correction - Weapon/F. Monster/Rare Card Locations (new section) - Mognet and Moogle Locations update - Summon Magic minor correction - ATE List Update (a lot!) - Stellazzio Correction - Treno Auction House update - Shop List Update - Fantasy Trivia update (tons) - FAQ #1 update (new site) - Credits Section update Version 1.12 (Started: November 24, 2000) ----------------------------------------- Ok. When I update this guide the next time, Iíll make sure that the walkthrough will be finished for good. It will take longer than my previous updates but Iíll do my best to complete it ASAP. As for the contributors, Iíd like to make a request. Iíll be concentrating on the walkthrough so, if you have contributions, you can send it after I finish the walkthrough. As for questions, you can send them in and Iíll be more than happy to answer them. Thank you. - Walkthrough Update: - Finished up to the beginning of Disc 3 - Ability List Update - Items/Key Items Update - ATE List Update - Moogle locations Update - Pop Quiz Update - Shop List Update Version 1.11 (Started: November 23, 2000) ----------------------------------------- Webmasters: Please inform me if you want to put my guide on your website. Iíve found some already that I didnít know of. I wonít eat you or anything :). All I ask is for you to tell me, so that I can also put your site in the guide. - Walkthrough Updates: - Prize if you pleased all 100 audiences in the fighting sequence in the beginning at Alexandria - new items stolen from Baku in the very beginning of the game - Finished up to Conde Petie in Disc 2 - minor Status Effects correction - Beatrixí Abilities - Ability List Updated - Chocobo Hot & Cold update - Chocograph (1 new, 1 discovered) - Special Battles Updated - ATE list updated - Moogle locations updated - Shop List updated - Credits Section Updated [ for the Webmasters also :) ] - FAQ #1 update (new sites) Version 1.10 (Started: November 22, 2000) ----------------------------------------- whew! At last I finished that HUGE update. Enjoy! :) - Walkthrough Update: - Correction at Festival of the Hunt - Finished up to Red Rose - E-mail Policy (new) - Characters Section Update - Ability List Update - Items/Key Items List Update - ATE List update - Special Battles Update - Stellazzio Update - Chocobo Hot & Cold info (see Bonus Points) - Summons Update/Correction - Treno Auction House (new section) - Moogle Locations Update - Fantasy Trivia corrected - Shop List update - New FAQs (a lot) - FAQ #1 update (new sites) - New Gameplay Tips - Credits Section Update Version 1.09 (Started: November 21, 2000) ----------------------------------------- I decided to continue updating the Ability List because if I update it after the game, Iíll miss the AP requirements of some of them because I might have learned it already. The equipments will be updated after the walkthrough. - Walkthrough Update: - Beginning of Treno in disc 2 - Ability List Update - Items/Key Items Update - Shop List Update - Moogle Location Update - Info on Stiltzkin - FAQ Section update Version 1.08 (Started: November 20, 2000) ----------------------------------------- As for now, Iíll be halting my updates for the equipments/abilities list. It takes a lot of time and prevents me from complete the Walkthrough fast enough. As for the rest of the guide, update will continue. PS: In my first game, I moved on to Memoria. I donít plan to finish the FFIX using my first save. Iíll be finishing it now in my second game. Again, please donít send contributions yet. Let me finish the walkthrough first. - Walkthrough Update: - Trance Abilities of some Characters. - ATE List Update - Equipment List Update - Moogle locations Update - Shop List Update Version 1.07 (Started: November 19, 2000) ----------------------------------------- - Walkthrough Update: - Up to beginning of Cargo Ship (after Dali) - Character information update (Trance and Skill abilities) - New Arch-Enemy - Status Abilities (see Abilities Section) - elemental properties - Ability List Updated - Equipments List updated - Items and Key Items Update - ATE list updated - New Stellazzio - Shop list updated - New Moogle Locations - New FAQs - FAQ #1 update (new site) Version 1.06 (Started: November 18, 2000) ----------------------------------------- - Walkthrough Update: - After leaving Tantalus to save Garnet - Status Effect revised again - Ability List Updated - Equipments update - Items and Key Items Updated - Moogle Locations update - ATE List update - New Fantasy Trivia - Credits Section Updated Version 1.05 (Started: November 17, 2000) ----------------------------------------- (I finally reached Disc 4. Now, my New Game is still ongoing and Iím writing everything in plain paper. This will be slow but will surely be completed in time. Meanwhile, enjoy the BIG update) - Cures for Status Effects revised - Modes of Transportation (new) Check ëMoving Aboutí Section - New Supporting characters and Arch-enemies - New Chocobo info (abilities) - New Chocobo Hot & Cold Items - Chocobo Hot & Cold Bonus points! - New Chocograph w/ actual location in world map - Special Battles (New Section) - Summon Magic Update - New Stellazzio - Tetra Master (revised rules, new title) - Equipments Section Update! (weapons, armor, etc.) - Shop List Updated! - Partial Card List - FAQ #1 update (new sites!) - Credits Section Updated Version 1.04 (Started: November 16, 2000) ----------------------------------------- Iím now on a new game and Iím doing the walkthrough itself. Iíll also revise the Card Game Rules as I find it incorrect. I discovered the REAL rules and Iíll do it again and again to verify it. - all about Chocobos (new section) Chocobo info, Chocobo Forest and Chocobo Hunting Guide - Card Game Strategies (new) - FAQ #1 update (new site) - Fantasy Trivia Updated - Credits Section Updated Version 1.03 (Started: November 15, 2000) ----------------------------------------- (Iím already at Disc 3 and Iíll be finishing it soon. Itís hard to keep spoilers at bay. Especially what happened to Brahne.) - Characters Section Update - Summon Magic Section (new) - New Card Game Info - Card collector level update (New Titles and Scoring System) - Stellazzio Update Version 1.02 (Started: November 14, 2000) ----------------------------------------- - New Characters! - The Elements Section (new) - Pop Quiz Section (new) - Tetra Master Rules Finished - Card Collector Level update (Titles) - Stellazzio update - Status Effects List - Fantasy Trivia Update - FAQ #1 (new website) Version 1.01 (Started: November 13, 2000) ----------------------------------------- - Walkthrough Update: Small update at Alexandria - Random Battle Information - Abilities Info Updated - New Contact Information - Stellazzio Info - Started the Tetra Master Section - New Sections! (Fantasy Trivia, Moogle Locations and ATE List) -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= GAME INFORMATION =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- ---------------- A. GAME CONTROLS ---------------- _____ _____ | L1,2| | R1,2| -------- --------- / _ \____________/ \ | _| |_ ___ ___ Tr | | |_ _| |sel| |str| Sq Ci | | |_| __ __ X | | / \ / \ | \ | AL |----| AR | / \ / \__/ \__/ \ / \___/ \___/ Hereís a not so perfect but efficient image of the Analog Controller of the Sony Playstation console. Here are the descriptions of the different uses of each of the buttons. D-Pad : Control the motion of your characters in the field, Select menu items. Select : Activate Active time Events Start : Pause the Game Triangle : Open up menu, switch to another character during battles Circle : Cancel Button Square : Used to challenge others in a card game X : Examine/Confirm Button Analog : More efficient control for you characters L1,R1 : Rotate Screen in World Map, Push together to escape battles R2 : Change Perspective (birdís eyeview or characterís eyeview) ------------- B. GAME MENUS ------------- Here are the different menus in the game. Iíll only give a brief explanation on these as it is easy to learn how to use them. 1. Main Menu ------------ --------- ---------- | C1 | Item | --------- Ability | | C2 | Equip | --------- Status | | C3 | Order | --------- Card | | C4 | Config | --------- ---------- | I1 | ---------- | I2 | ---------- C1, etc. are the characters in your party. Youíll see the characterís HP/MP/Level and the Magic Stones He/She currently have. To the right are the different sub-menus. I1, contains information about the total time elapsed in the current game. I2, on the other hand, shows your current location. 2. Item Sub-Menu ---------------- ------------------------- --------- | Use Arrange Key | Item | ------------------------- --------- | Potion 5 Ether 3 | | | | | | | | | | | ----------------------------------- The item menu contains information about your Item and Key Items Inventory. It lists all of the items and their respective quantities. You can arrange them if you want so that you can browse through it quickly. For the Key Items, it lists every Key Item that you acquired. You can then use the Examine button (X) to view that Key Itemís Description. 3. Ability Sub-Menu ------------------- ------------------ --------- | Use Equip | Ability | ------------------ --------- | | | | | | --------------- ------------ Here, you can use Abilities that can be used out of battles such as Cure, etc. You can also equip the abilities of your chacaters here. Abilities are explained on the abilities section of this guide. 4. Equip Sub-Menu ----------------- ------------------------- ------- | Equip Optimize Off | Equip | ------------------------- ------- | | Weapon: | | | Helmet: | | C. STATUS | Wrist Band: | | | Armor: | | | Accessory: | | |------------------| | | I1 | | |------------------| | | I2 | --------------------------------- In this menu, you can equip your characters with the equipments that you found/bought during the game. You can use the OPTIMIZE Option to automatically equip the current character with the best equipments that he/she can have. For the menu, C.STATUS shows the current stats of your character. I1, shows the ability of the current equipment highlighted. I2, shows the different abilities you can learn from that specific equipment and itís AP requirements. (More info on AP can be found in the abilities section) 5. Status Sub-Menu ------------------ ---------------- ---- | CS | C1 | ---------------- ---- | Speed | I1 | | Strength |-------| | Magic | | | Spirit | | | Attack | | | Defense | WI | | Evade | | | Magic Def | | | Magic Evade | | ------------- ------- The character status screen shows you the stats of your characters and more. CS contains info about the HP/MP/Level/Magic Stones of that character. C1 contains the commands that can be used by the character during battles. I1 contains the current experience points and the experience points needed to level up. WI contains info about the equipped weapon, helmet, wrist band, armor, accessory of the character. Note: The character stats on the left are explained at the Character Stats Section of this guide. 6. Card Sub-Menu ---------------- This will show you your collection of cards and info about your collector level. -------- ----- | | I2 | | |-----| | I1 | I3 | | |-----| | | I4 | | |----- | | -------- I1 contains all the cards that youíve collected so far. This also included info on the quantity of the current card and its type. I2 contains info about collector level. Itís tells you what kind of card game player you are. I.e. beginner. It also tells you your card game points and your current level. I3 shows you the number of wins,losses,draws in card games I4 contains info about the current card that is selected, itís name, quantity, and arrows. Card Game or Tetra Master, is explained in the Tetra Master Section of this guide. 7. Config Sub-Menu ------------------ You can set various parameters of the game in this sub-menu. -------------------- --------- --------- | Sound | Stereo | Mono | | Control | Normal | Custom | | Cursor | Initial | Memory | | ATB | Active | Wait | | Battle Camera | Auto | Fixed | | Battle Control | Normal | Custom | | Movement | Walk | Run | | Battle Speed | S ============= F | | Field Message | S ============= F | | Here Icon | On | Off | | Window Color | Normal | Classic | | Target Window | Auto | Always | | Vibration | On | Off | ------------------- --------- --------- Hereís a brief explanation of each: Sound = Stereo for surround sound, Mono for one speaker TVs only Control = Default controls or set your own controls to suit your needs Cursor = Let the game memorize your moves and then use it on the next battle ATB = Active Time Battle. Active = your opponent will not wait for you to finish your move Wait = your opponent will not attack you while youíre selecting from The command menu during battles. Battle Camera = Auto: computer will change viewpoints of the camera Fixed: youíll have a somewhat like a birdís eye view of the Battle field Battle Control = Default battle controls or change controls according to your needs Movement = Either walk/run when the D-pad/analog is used Battle Speed = Slows down or speeds up battles Field Message = Slows down or speeds up text displayed in pop-up windows. Very useful. Here Icon = display or hide the Here Icon in the field (the hand pointing at Your character) Window Color = change from default or classic background color & vice versa Target Window = auto display or always display Vibration = On for Analog controllers only. Turn this off if youíre using normal controllers. -------------- C. GAME BASICS -------------- The following sections will guide you through the basic in playing the game. 1. Moving About --------------- Just as the previous Final Fantasies, you just have to press the D-Pad or use the Analog Stick in order to move around. You can also choose to Run/Walk when you press the D-pad or use the Analog Stick. You can configure it at the config sub-menu. Here Icon --------- The ëHereí Icon will tell you where you are. There are some times that your character is covered by some objects. You can use this Icon to determine your exact location. This is especially helpful if youíre stuck. Field Icons (!)(?) ------------------ You can see these icons if there are some interesting objects around you. Once you see it pop out, use the Examine/Confirm button to check it out. You can get items, gain information, open doors, and much more. Youíll never know what surprise comes in your way. Transportation -------------- Youíll also encounter different modes of transportation in the game. a. Blue Narciss = It is a ship created by Regent Cid and can only navigate through deep waters. Here are the controls: Square = Move backward, Circle = Leave the ship, Triangle = go inside the deck, X = Move forward. Note: you can only leave the ship in beaches. b. Hilda Garde 1 & 3 = It is the airship of Regent Cid named after his wife. This transportation is very fast and can only land in level ground (flat ground). Its controls is almost the same as the Blue Narciss except that when you use the Circle button, the airship will land. c. Chocobo = You can ride on the back of the cute Chocobos (cuter than Pikachu). You can also search for treasure while riding it. For more info about Chocobos, check the section about Chocobos in this guide. 2. Attacking and Battle System ------------------------------ Battle System ------------- The battle system is just almost the same at the previous final fantasies. There is the ëATBí or the Active Time Battle which will tell you if that character can turn now. If itís full, you can now issue commands to that character to do an attack, defend, etc. The battles also depends in the HP (Hit Points) System. HP is the total amount of damage your character can endure. If it reaches 0, that character is KOíd (knocked out). You can revive him/her using Phoenix Downs. If ALL of your party membersí HP are 0 the game will be over. You now have to restart again to where you last saved your game. Now, there are different types of attacks. They are the Physical Attacks, which your character uses the weapon he/she has and uses it at your opponent. There are also special attacks which only this certain character can do. Like Sword Tech which only Steiner can use. Thereís also the Abilities which your character can learn and use at opponents (more to this at the Abilities Section). You can also do various things during battles. You can ëChangeí the position or order of your character in battle (you can also do this in the config sub- menu). There are 2 rows. The front and back row and each have advantages and disadvantages. In the front row, the charactersí physical attacks will be normal but youíll also receive normal damage from the enemies. In the back row, you characters will receive less damage as they are farther from the opponent but their attacks will be weaker also. But, take note also that front/back row doesnít matter if you use projectiles such as Magic. Even if youíre at the back row, if that character uses magic, the damage will still be the same even if he/she moves into the front row. You can also use the Defend Option. This way, your character will defend for the rest of his/her turn (not the entire battle) and he/she will only receive half the total damage. Sometimes, youíll inflict damage to your opponents which is greater than your normal attacks. It is called critical attack. It really depends on luck. Random Battles -------------- Just as in the previous final fantasies, youíll be encountering enemies randomly. Iíve seen 3 types of Random Battles as of now. Back Attack ñ Your party will be facing away from the enemy. Your ATB will be empty and it will start to fill up only when the enemy hits you for the first time. Youíre physical attacks will be halved as well as your defense. Pre-emptive Attack ñ Your party has the initiative in the battle. Your enemy will be facing away from you and youíll have the chance to attack first. Your damage to it will be doubled while your enemyís back is turned. Your enemies physicals attacks, on the other hand, will be halved. Normal Battle ñ You face off with your enemy. Your ATB will be randomly filled and you receive/inflict normal amount of damage using physical attacks. Take note that Projectile damage will not be affected whether youíre back attacked. Also, Escaping a battle is easy but not all characters can issue an Escape command to the party. That character must have the Flee Ability to be able to issue the command to escape. Attacking --------- In a battle, one must attack in order to survive and win. In Final Fantasy IX, there are a lot of ways to attack. First, is the normal attack or the physical attack. With this attack, your character will use his/her weapon to physically assault your opponent. This is the most basic yet most effective way to attack. You have to be careful though as some opponents have high physical defense and some are nearly impervious. Second, each of your characters has his/her own skills which the other characters donít have. There are exceptions though, like the Steal Skill. For the skills of each character, check the Character Information Section of this guide. Third, abilities. These are abilities that you can use to attack your opponents. Most of them can be learned by equipping a certain weapon and completing the required # of APs. 3. The Elements --------------- Just as in the previous Final Fantasies, there is what we call the Elements System. There are 8 elements in the game. Elements will affect the outcome of a battle so you must study your enemies first and learn what element is it affiliated with. Elements is also related to where the character/enemy lives. The 8 elements are Fire, Ice, Thunder, Earth, Water, Wind, Holy, Shadow. Fire = Effective against Undead and Ice monsters Ice = Effective against insects, Large enemies, Fire and Dragon-type enemies Thunder = Effective against enemies near waters Earth = Ineffective against flying monsters Water = Effective against Fire-type monsters Wind = Effective against Flying monsters Holy = Effective against Shadow Monsters Shadow = Effective against Holy enemies 4. Active Time Events (ATE) --------------------------- In Final Fantasy IX, thereís what we call the Active Time Events. These are events that happens at the same time but in different location. I.e. You can see what happens to other characters in other places while youíre controlling Zidane. If the world Active Time Event flashes in the lower left corner of the screen, it means that you can now view an ATE. To view the events, press the Select Button. Now, if there are many events at a particular time, you can select which you want to view. Thatís all there is to it. I think itís included to add to the excitement in the game. Example, you see your other party members in trouble and you control Zidane so that he could help. Itís very exciting. 5. Trance System ---------------- The word is unfamiliar but the concept is almost the same as the signature moves of Final Fantasy VII and VIII characters, the Limit Breaks! It is defined in the game as a sudden surge of emotion which gives you more power and abilities. During this time, your character will glow and he/she can use special Trance Attacks. Take note that these decreases your MPs as well. But mind you, they are very powerful! To use trance, your trance bar should be filled up first. You can see it just below the ATB of your character. If you get hit by an enemy, your Trance Bar will fill up. The amount depends on the amount of damage you get. If you get a big damage, the faster the trance bar will fill up. If the trance bar is full, youíll see your character glow and he/she can use a Trance Attack. Once youíre in Trance Mode, your every turn will decrease it and if it empties up, your character will stop glowing and you canít use Trance anymore. You just have to wait again until your trance bar fills up. Note: If you are afflicted with the Zombie condition, your Trance bar will go down to empty. 6. Abilities ------------ ëAbilitiesí are the different abilities that your character can use during or outside of battles. They also decrease your MP if you use them, except some of the Support Abilities. Abilities can be learned from the equipments that the character is equipped with. Each of these abilities requires a certain number of AP or Ability Points in order to be learned. Learning abilities maybe quite confusing and tedious. Once youíve equipped a new weapon, armor, etc., you can actually use the ability/ies that the equipment have. But, if you remove the equipment while the learning process is still incomplete, you canít use the ability anymore. But, if you completed the learning process (completed the required AP), you can still use that ability if you remove the equipment. APs or Ability points can be acquired by fighting enemies. You wonít receive any if you run away though. Now, to be able to make the ability acquire APs, you must equip it first in the ability sub-menu. Equipping Abilities also need Magic Stones which can be seen in the character frame (characterís picture and his/her information). It presented in a fraction. I.e. 8/10 you can use 8 magic stones and you can have a maximum of 10. As you level up your character, the number of Magic Stones will be increased so donít worry. Now, if an ability needs 40 AP, you must acquire a total of 40 AP from battles. After accomplishing these, you can now use that ability. Take note also that NOT all abilities can be learn by a character. There are certain abilities that can only be learned by a certain character. It will be grayed- out if it cannot be learned (another clue is that it has no AP requirement). There are also 2 types of Abilities, the Support and the Attack abilities. The attack abilities are those that you can use during battles against your opponents or cure your characters. Support abilities, on the other hand, helps your characters by boosting your fighting ability (+Strength, +speed, etc.). If youíre familiar with the Junction system in FF8, youíll notice that the Abilities (especially the support abilities) in FF9 has a resemblance to each other. Status Abilities: ----------------- Some weapons contain additional status abilities such as Silence. Youíll need to equip the Add Status Ability. Example, letís say you have a sword with the Silence added ability. If you equip the Add Status Ability, when you attack monsters using the weapon, it will induce the Silence condition on the enemy. 7. Leveling Up -------------- Leveling up is the same as itís predecessors. You acquire certain amount of EXPs from enemies and once it reaches a certain number, your character will level up. During level ups, your characterís stats will increase, the HP/MP strength, etc. To see how much Experience Points are needed to level-up, check the status sub-menu. Also take note that Bosses donít give off EXPs. They only give APs. Itís the same as FF8. 8. Moogle --------- Moogles are those cute cat-like creatures. You can talk to them to save the game. Talking to them, also enables you to use your Tent and heal your characters. In the world map, you can call a moogle by pressing the Square Button. Youíll then automatically use the Moogle flute to call a Moogle so you can save your game. Note: The moogle flute will be given to you before you enter the world map for the first time. Thereís also the Mognet which is the Mail Delivery Sub System of the Moogles. You can help them deliver letters to other moogles as they are very far apart. You can also receive letters from different people and know whatís happening in that place. I donít see any rewards yet but Iíll try to discover if there are any. And also remember that you can only carry 3 letters at a time. If you have more than 3 you have to discard the excess letters. 9. Game Over ------------ In Final Fantasy IX, there are instances wherein your party is incapable of fighting. These instances will cause your game to be over. If this happens, all you can do is to Load the game and start again where you last saved. Iíll tell you the ways wherein your game will be over. First, if all your party memberís HP drops to 0 and no one is able to revive anymore. Second, if all your characters are petrified or the remaining party members that are alive are petrified. Third, if your party members who are alive are inflicted with the ìStopî Status. These are all that I know as of now. ------------------ D. CHARACTER STATS ------------------ Iíll explain the different character stats and how they affect gameplay. Speed ñ this determines how fast the ATB (Active Time Battle) of that fills up. Strength ñ this determines how much damage your character can inflict on the enemy. Magic ñ this determine how strong your magic attacks are. The higher this stat is, the bigger the damage you do. Attack ñ this determines the Percentage or probability that you will hit your opponent. Defense ñ this determines how strong your defense against physical attacks is. The higher it is the lesser the damage you get from enemies. Evade ñ this determines the probabilty that you can evade a physical attack of an enemy. Magic Defense ñ this determines your endurance against Magic Attacks. The higher this stat is, the lesser the damage you receive from magic attacks of enemies. Magic Evade ñ just like Evade, it is the probability that you can evade a Magic Attack by an opponent. ----------------- E. STATUS EFFECTS ----------------- There are 3 types of Status Effects. First, the Bad status effects. This will cause ailments to your characters but will be removed after the battle. The Very Bad status effects on the other hand will still remain even after the battle. You can see them in the small status window of your character. Now, the good status effects are those that increases your fighting ability, whether increase your speed or power. Hereís the list of the status effects and their description. Bad Status Effects ================== ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BERSERK Your character will be uncontrollable. It will attack on its own and the damage will be greater! Donít worry, it wonít attack your party though. Cure/Prevention Use the Remedy Item: Use Gysahl Greens ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONFUSE Youíll lose control of the confused character. He / she will attack anyone. It will be randomly selected though, it may be your party or your opponent. Cure/Prevention: Use the Remedy Item: Prevent it by equipping the Clear Headed ability ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- FREEZE When your character is Frozen, hope that an enemy wonít attack him/her. Just as like real ice, once it is physically attacked, it will break into pieces. So, if your frozen character is physically attacked, he/she will KOíd immediately. Cure/Prevention: Attack your character with Fire Magic ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- HEAT When your character is in Heat, he/she will be KOíd if he/she makes a single move. Cure/Prevention: Attack your character with Ice or Water magic: Prevent it by equipping the Body Heat ability. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- MINI Your characterís body will shrink. During this time, you can only do 1 Damage using your physical attacks. But, you can still use your Items and Skills. Cure/Prevention: Use the Remedy Item ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- POISON During this time, the poisoned characterís HP will gradually drop during the battle. Cure/Prevention: Use the Remedy or Antidote Item: Use Daggerís Panacea Ability: Prevent it by equipping the Antibody Ability ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- SLEEP Your character will literally sleep during battle. You cannot control the character and his/her ATB will stop. Cure/Prevention: Use the Remedy Item: Prevent it by equipping the Insomniac Ability ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- SLOW When SLOWed, your characterís ATB will fill up slower than normal. Youíll miss a couple of turns if your inflicted with this condition. Cure/Prevention: Use the Remedy Item ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- STOP You characterís ATB will be stopped temporarily. During this time, you cannot use that character but your enemy can damage the stopped character. If everyone in the party is stopped, the Game will be Over. Cure/Prevention: Use the Remedy Item: Prevent it by equipping the Locomotion Ability ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Very Bad Status Effects ======================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- DARKNESS This is the same as blind. Your characterís chance of hitting the enemy will be greatly decreased. Therefore, that character will most likely miss. Cure/Prevention: Use the EyeDrop or Remedy Item: Prevent it by equipping the Bright Eyes ability ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- PETRIFY Your characters will be stiff and you cannot control them. The petrified character/s will be literally out of battle. Cure/Prevention: Use the Soft Item: Use Daggerís Stona Ability: Prevent it by equipping the Jelly Ability ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- SILENCE When silenced, your character cannot use Magic. Cure/Prevention: Use the Echo Screen or Remedy Item: Prevent t by equipping the LoudMouth Ability ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- TROUBLE If an enemy hits the troubled character, the rest of the party will receive more or less half the damage receive by the troubled character. Cure/Prevention: Use the Annoyntment Item ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- VENOM When your character is inflicted with Venom, his/her HP will gradually decrease. But, unlike Poison, your character cannot move. If all of your party memberís are inflicted, the Game will be Over. Cure/Prevention: Use the Antidote Item: Use Daggerís Panacea Ability ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- VIRUS When your character has a virus, he/she will not gain any EXP or AP after the battle. Cure/Prevention: Use the Vaccine Item ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- ZOMBIE This status effect will turn you into an undead character. Healing magic/items and other magic attacks will damage that character greatly. Cure/Prevention: Use Magic Tag Item ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Good Status Effects =================== ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- AUTO LIFE This is very helpful. Once the character with Auto Life, is killed, he/she will be automatically be revived once. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- FLOAT That character will literally float in the air during the battle. He/she will not receive any damage at all from Earth Based attacks. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- HASTE With the Haste Status, that characterís ATB will fill up faster. Therefore, you can have more turns. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- PROTECT When PROTECTed, that character will receive less damage from physical attacks. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- REFLECT As the name implies, it will reflect Magic Attacks back at the caster. Note that some Magic attacks cannot be reflected. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- REGEN That character will slowly recover HPs. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- SHELL With shell, your character will receive minimal damage from Magic Attacks. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- VANISH The VANISHed character will be invisible and cannot be harmed by physical attacks. But, he/she will come back again if he/she is hit with any magic. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- CHARACTER INFORMATION =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= A. Main Characters ------------------ ====== ZIDANE ====== Special Skill: Steal - member of the group of thieves, the Tantalus. Once included in the plot in the abduction of the Princess of Alexandria, he now protects her highness in an adventure theyíll never forget. Trance Ability/ies: ------------------ Free Energy 10 MP Tidal Flame 12 MP Scoop Art 14 MP Shift Break 16 MP Stellar Circle 5 24 MP Meo Twister 32 MP Solution 9 48 MP Grand Lethal 60 MP * all of the Dyne abilities do non-elemental damage ============= GARNET/DAGGER ============= Special Skills: Summon, White Magic - The Princess of Alexandria. Sheís the prettiest girl in the history of Alexandria. Although having a title and adored by many, she does not seem very happy at the way she is living in the castle. So, she decided to head out into the world. And then and there, she met Zidane. Was it coincidence? Also, she will change her name into Dagger so as otherís wonít recognize her while she is outside of Alexandria. Trance Ability: --------------- When in Trance, Dagger will be able to use the Eidolon Command. When an Eidolon is summoned, it will stay in the background. I.e. Dagger used Bahamut as Eidolon. Bahamut will attack right? Now, on the next turn of Dagger, Bahamut will attack again without having to summon him again. ==== VIVI ==== Special Skills: Black Magic, Focus - A young Black Mage, but very pure of heart. An accident in a play led him to meet Zidane and company, and from then on, he aids Zidane and Garnet in their adventure by using his powerful Black Magic. No one knows his true self, even he doesnít know it. Trance Ability: --------------- When in Trance, Vivi will have the Dbl Blk (Double Black Magic) command. This will enable Vivi to cast 2 Black Magic spells consecutively without interruption from the enemy. ======= STEINER ======= Special Skill: Sword Tech, Sword Magic - the Captain of the Knights of Pluto. His sword duty is to protect the Princess even if it costs him, his own life. Although he and Zidane donít quite go well with each other they have the same duty to protect Garnet. Sword Techs: ------------ Sword Magic: ------------ Fire Sword 6 MP Fira Sword 16 MP Firaga Sword 30 MP Blizzard Sword 6 MP Blizzara Sword 16 MP Blizzaga Sword 30 MP Thunder Sword 6 MP Thundara Sword 16 MP Thundaga Sword 30 MP ===== FREYA ===== Special Skill: Jump A warrior from Burmecia. She left home in search for her long lost love one, Sir Fratley. Sheíll meet with Zidane at Lindblum and will join you afterwards. Trance Ability: Power Jump -------------------------- Freyaís Jump ability does more damage and it affects all enemies. ======= BEATRIX ======= Special Skills: Seiken, White Magic The best Alexandrian knight ever. Her strength can even beat your entire party in a flash. Blinded by the true intention of the Queen, sheíll do her best to pay for what she did to Burmecia by helping you in your quest. Seiken Abilities: ----------------- Thunder Slash 24 MP - Attack single enemy with a powerful slash with the Thunder Element Stock Break 26 MP - Unleash a non-elemental attack at the enemy Climhazzard 32 MP - Unleashes a massive non-elemental attack that will bring your opponentís HP to 1 Shock 46 MP - A very powerful single enemy Thunder Attack. Most likely to kill an enemy with one blow White Magic Abilities: ---------------------- Cura 10 Silence 8 Life 8 Reflect 6 Full-Life 24 Blind 6 Esuna 20 Holy 36 ===== QUINA ===== Special Skill: Eat, Blue Magic Quina lives in the Qu Marsh with her master. Her master want Quina to view the world so that sheíll learn that thereís a lot more to Frogs. Her master then urged Quina to join your party to discover the world. Trance Ability: Cook -------------------- Quina will cook the monster and will learn ability/ies that the enemy has, if there are. ==== EIKO ==== Special Skills: White Magic, Summon Eiko is a small girl living in Madain Sari, the lost village of the summoners. She has a liking to our main character but Zidaneís heart is solely for Garnet. Little does she know that there is a bond/relationship between her and Garnet. Trance Ability: --------------- When in Trance, just like Vivi will have the Dbl Wht (Double White Magic) command. This will enable Eiko to cast 2 White Magic spells consecutively without interruption from the enemy. ======= AMARANT ======= Special Skills: Flair, throw Amarant is one of the most wanted bandits in Treno. Slowly, his life will turn around when he meets Zidane. Although cocky and arrogant, he still has a principle in life. ====== MARCUS ====== Special Skill: Steal He is one of the members of the Tantalus. Heíll be joining Dagger and Steiner on their journey back to Alexandria. NOTE: Marcus doesnít have a Trance Ability. B. Supporting Characters ------------------------ QUEEN BRAHNE ============ The mother of Garnet and the Queen of Alexandria. She was so obsessed with power so she used Garnetís Eidolons to conquer other major cities. In the end, sheíll realize the mistakes she did and felt really sorry for it. TANTALUS ======== Tantalus, the group of bandits led by Baku. Theyíre from the Kingdom of Lindblum this is the group where Zidane is from. The other members of Tantalus are Marcus, Blank, Cinna, and those two creatures whose names I donít know. REGENT CID ========== He is the present ruler of Lindblum. Heís turned into an Oglop by his wife because of womanizing. He is also a technology expert and is fond of creating new Airships. DOCTOR TOT ========== A learned Doctor from Alexandria. By reading books he is able to give information about different places, events and people. MINISTER ARTANIA ================ The minister of Lindblum and assistant to Regent Cid. He will aid you by helping you to plan your next move. C. Arch-Enemies --------------- KUJA ==== Little is known about this young girl, uh.. I mean man. He is also obsessed with power and will do everything to get what he wants. Somehow, he knows the real identity of Zidane, where he came from and what he is. Just move on in the story and youíll know what it is. GARLAND ======= He is the only one among the people of Terra who is awake. His job is to someday bring fort Terra through the destruction of Gaia. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= WALKTHROUGH =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- D I S K # 1 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=--=- ============= THE BEGINNING ============= Equipments: Wrist After loading the game, youíll see a short FMV. Now start a New Game and letís begin the adventure. Youíll see another FMV. After the FMV, youíll see a man enter a dark room. Now, move forward and youíll see an exclamation point above the manís head. This is the ëHEREí icon. It will tell you if there is something important or if there are some infos at your present location. So make sure to always use the examine button (the default is X) to check it out. Youíll never know what youíll see/know/get. By the way, you can turn it of in the config menu. Now, search around for some Gil then examine the candle. Choose to light up the candle. The room will be lit and you can see clearly now. After that, some people will ask who you are. Nowís the time to name our hero. For the sake of the guide, letís call our hero Zidane (default). Now, the people will recognize you and theyíll come out. But suddenly, a small dragon-like creature will emerge and will engage you into battle. The battle is pretty simple. Itís almost the same as the previous Final Fantasies. Just select a command that you want your character to do. Each character also has the ATB or Active Time Bar which will tell you that its the characters turn. He/she can now be commanded. Now, as for your first battle, all you have to do is to attack! Thatís all. The creature is very easy. You can also steal a Wrist, Mage Masher and Hi Potion from him. During the fight, if you managed to deal a certain amount of damage to it, the dragonís head will break and youíll now know that it is actually Baku, one of your friends. After that, Baku will now call all of you into the room for a meeting. The meeting will take the agenda about the abduction of Princess Garnet. Cinna will tell you about the plan. Youíll be in a play and youíll act accordingly. After telling you the plan, Baku will then ask you. Choose ìTo Kidnap Princess Garnetî. If you choose to kidnap Queen Brahne, you see a funny dialogue of Baku but youíll be asked again. After choosing, the screen will fade and youíll see an FMV of the theater ship arriving at Alexandria. ========== ALEXANDRIA ========== Items/s: Potion x4 Ether Eye Drop Gil: 195 (Accumulated) Card/s: Lizard Man Goblin x2 Skeleton Fang x2 Flan Now, youíll see a short scene with the Black Mage. Right after you regain control of him, go left right away and search there until you see the Field icon (!) then press the Examine button (X) button. Youíll receive a Potion. After getting that potion, go down and move on until you reach the next area. In here, there are a lot of people and a statue in the middle. Thereís not much to do here. But, go behind the statue and search there for another Field Icon. Once you see one, press the X button for a Lizard Man Card. Next, search to the left of the statue and youíll be able to get a Potion. After getting the card and the potion, go left and move on to the next screen. Youíll be back to where you started. Now, go to the house to right (it is directly to the right of where you go the Potion earlier). In this house, you can examine the carpet to the bottom right. It will make the Black Mage dizzy. If you check the dining table, youíll get another Potion. If you search the chest to the left of the dining table, youíll get the 9 Gil savings of Grandma. Then, go to the north part of this house and climb up the ladder. Search the drawers until you see a Field Icon and youíll get a Fang Card when you examine it. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ **** Notice **** This will be my last reminder. If I say ìsearchî this means to find a Field Icon, either (!) or (?) unless otherwise stated. ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// After getting the Card, go down the ladders and leave the house. In the streets, walk/run north. Youíll be bumped by a boy. A girl will then help you and will return the ticket that you dropped. When you regain control of the Black Mage again, walk north until you reach the next screen. Just as you enter the next screen, youíll see some nobles walking along, heading towards the place where the show will occur. When you regain control of the Black Mage, donít walk/run yet. Youíll see some tall grass in the bottom of the screen. Search the grass and youíll find 33 Gil. Now, go left a bit and youíll see another set of tall grass. Search it and youíll get a Goblin Card. After getting the card, go inside the bar which is the big establishment in the center. In here, search the floors to the left for 23 Gil. Next, search the leftmost table for a Flan Card. After that, search the rightmost table and youíll receive another potion. After getting the items and Gil, leave the bar. From the bar, go left to the next area. Here, go to the house to the right, which is an Item Shop. You can buy items if you want. After buying, search donít leave the shop yet. Search around to the right portion of the item shop for 38 Gil. After getting the money, leave the Item Shop. And then, go north to the next area. In here, go to the ticket booth in the center. When you see some options, you can ask about the play that will be shown in the Castle or you can ask about Alexandria. After these, choose to show the Ticketmaster your ticket. The Ticketmaster will notice that it is a fake! (If you check your ticket in the Key Items menu, itís a ticket for the ìI want to be your crowî play, and not ìI want to be your canaryî). But, the Ticketmaster will give you 3 cards for compensation. Youíll receive a Fang, Goblin, and Skeleton Cards. Then, the Ticketmaster will tell you about Alleyway Jack and that if you want to know more about cards, you should talk to him. After that, youíll take control of the Pointy-headed Mage again. Now, go to the rightmost house and enter. Just search the right portion of this shop for an Ether. Note that you canít buy equipments here. After getting the ether, leave the house. Outside, go to the left of the Ticket Booth. Youíll see some children playing jump rope. You can play with them. When the field icon (!) appears, quickly press the X button to jump. You can do this as many times as you want. You can win prizes from this mini-game if you managed to jump a lot of times: 50 times = Cactuar Card 100 times = Genji Card 300 times = Tiger Racket Card 1000 times = Item ìKing of Jump Ropesî - thanks to Hikaru for this info - Now, back to the walkthrough. After playing jump ropes, go left until you arrive in the next area. In here, youíll see a carpenter fixing a sign. Run/walk to him and youíll suddenly stumble to the ground. The carpenter will be distracted because of what happened to you. Then, the carpenter will continue to fix the sign. After fixing it, heíll leave. And then, a Rat Kidíll bump you. After a short talk, choose to be his slave. Then, Rat Kid will take the ladder and leave. Now, a man will come in from the north. QUICKLY talk to him or else heíll get away. Ask him if he is Alleyway Jack. Indeed, he is Alleyway Jack. Now, youíll be brought automatically to the bar. Here, Alleyway Jack will teach you how to play card. Then, youíll be able to play with him if you fully understand how to play (I have a section for the Card Game and you can refer to that for Card related questions). After that, youíll regain control of the mage again. Now, leave the bar and head to the place where you first saw Rat Kid, Carpenter and Alleyway Jack. From here, just run to the south until you meet Rat Kid. Now, youíll see houses in here. Thereís a church-like structure at the end. First, go inside the house beside that church-like structure. Search inside for an Eye Drop. After that, leave this house and enter the church-like structure. Once inside, Rat Kid will tell you to go up first. So, go to the ladder in the middle and go up. Suddenly a Moogle will come crashing down at you. Then, the moogle, Kupo, will explain to you about moogles and how to save your game. Then, Rat Kid will go up the ladder. Before going up, another moogle will show up. Itís Stlitzkin. Heíll say goodbye to Kupo because he will begin to travel around the world. After Stlitzkin leaves, go to Kupo and talk to him. You can now choose the Mognet option and Kupo will explain to you the Mognet which is the Moogle Mail Delivery system (thereís a section in this guide about Mognet, check it out). After that you can now save your game. If you didnít allow vivi to become Puckís Slave, when you go up the bell, youíll receive 3 cards. After saving your game, go up the ladder. Youíll now be on the roof. After a short talk with Rat Kid, youíll be able to control the mage again. Now, letís call this the first roof. From here, go left and cross the bridge. After that short funny scene, youíll be at the second roof. Here, search the white thingy for 29 Gil. Then, go north a bit. Rat Kid will then ask for your name. Letís use the Default name of Vivi. Then, Rat Kid will tell you his name, Puck. After that, continue crossing the wood. This is now the third roof. Here, go north a bit and use the ladders and cross wood at the lower right. Move on and search again to get 63 Gil. Now, get back to the third roof. Here, there are 2 woods that go north. Use any of them and search this roof for 92 Gil. After getting the money, use the right wood and youíll now be in the fourth roof. From here, just go right and move on until you meet with Puck. Youíll now be able to sneak into the castle. Youíll now see a FMV of the arrival of the theater ship. Youíll also see Princess Garnet, Queen Brahne, Vivi and Puck. Then, a fireworks display will commence. After the FMV, the Tantalus (Baku and co.) will now start the play, ìI want to be your canaryî. Just watch the play. After a while a battle will commence. You should use physical attacks to damage the enemy. This is just a play though. The SFX command are like pyrotechnics and canít cause any damage. After beating King Leo (Baku), heíll take his cue and leave the stage. Youíll now see a duel between Zidane and Blank. Youíll now go near the audiences. Youíll now have to present a fighting sequence. Here, Blank will tell you what you should do next. Youíll use the D-Pad (up,left,down,up) and the Square, Circle, X and Triangle Buttons. Once Blank says what you should do next you should punch in that button QUICKLY. After the fighting sequence, the audience will evaluate your performance. There will be 100 audiences. At the end of the fight, youíll know how many among the 100 audiences are satisfied with what you did. Hereís the scoring system. If you managed to punch in the button quickly, youíll get 2 points. If you pressed the button but it took you long enough, youíll only get 1 point. If you pressed the wrong button or didnít press anything at all, youíll 0 point. There are 50 commands that you should do. So, if you pressed all of the 50 commands quickly, youíll get 2 points for each and all 100 of the audience will be pleased. Queen Brahne will be demanding. You should get 100 for her to be pleased. After that, the audience will give you money depending on how you did. I donít know how to compute the amount of Gil given to you. But, if you were able to please all 100 audiences, they will shower you with 10,000 gil. ================= ALEXANDRIA CASTLE ================= Anyway, after that fighting scene, Zidane and Blank will put the knights into sleep. They will know put on the armors of the knights as a disguise. Once you regain control of Zidane, go left to the next screen. Here, go up the stairs. On top, youíll meet a hooded girl. If you are asked to choose from 2 options, choose to examine her face. She looks familiar to Zidane. Then, Blank will come in. The hooded girl will then take the chance and run down the stairs bumping Zidane and Blank. Zidane and Blank will now notice that she is actually Princess Garnet so theyíll follow her. Meanwhile, youíll now see Zorn and Thorn worrying about the princess. Theyíll now go to where Queen Brahne is. Youíll see a short scene with the Knight Captain and Beatrix. Then, Queen Brahne will order you to search. This will now be the time to name the knight captain. Letís use the default name, Steiner. Then, Steiner will leave and in the next room, youíll see a funny scene between Steiner and his knights of Pluto. When youíre able to control Steiner, go north through the large doorway to the next area. If you go to Queen Brahne she will give you an item which is dependent on your performance in the fighting scene. Impressed: Prize ----------------------- 1-49 Ether 50-79 Elixir 80-99 Silk Shirt 100 Moonstone In here, just go all the way to the north and go down the stairs. Below, just go south (towards your TV screen) and move on until you reach the fountain outside. Here, go left (thereíll be a short talk with Steiner) to the next screen. From here, just move forward until you reach a high spiral stairs. Go all the way up. On top, Steiner will see Garnet being chased by Zidane in the other tower. Youíll now see a FMV where Zidane and Garnet swung across to the Theater ship. Steiner will follow and will swing too. But, heíll smash through a wall! After that FMV, youíll see Zidane and Garnet. Garnet will bump into the musicians and the music will be very funny. Then, Garnet will go to right into a room. When you regain control of Zidane, go right to that room too. In the next room, youíll see Garnet bump into Ruby. Then, Zidane will come in. Go to Ruby and talk to her. Garnet will be able to escape once more. Now, go down then stairs when you regain control of Zidane again. Youíll be in the first room you saw in this game (the dark room). Here, Garnet and Zidane will have a short talk. Garnet wants to leave the castle and wants Zidane to kidnap her. Zidane humbly complies. Then, someone searching for the princess will shout from the door. Now, Cinna will come in and will tell you to follow him to the meeting room. When Zidane, Garnet and Cinna leaves, Steiner will come in including one of his knights and will search for the princess. Next, Cinna will help you escape through an escape hatch, Cinna created for such purposes. After escaping, Steiner will come in with the Knight. The knight will volunteer to go down first but he will be stuck. It seems that the knight isnít really a knight after all. Back to Zidane. When you regain control of Zidane, go left and enter the room there. To your surprise, youíll see Steiner. The knight will then come in. Steiner will now be alone as the knight is with Zidane and co. Youíll now fight Steiner. Just use normal physical attacks and heíll surely lose to you. You can steal a leather hat also if you want. After damaging Steiner about 150 HP, he will be angry and starts to use his Armor Break. Heíll use it on the knight. The knightís armor will break revealing his true identity, Blank! Then, a group of Oglops will scatter around. This will enable Zidane and co. to escape. Later, youíll see the play again. Now, Zidane and Garnet will go up to the stage as well Steiner. Watch the amusing play (watch Steinerís reaction when Garnet is stabbed). Then, youíll see Vivi and Puck being chased by knights. Vivi will then run to the stage. He will use his fire magic and will accidentally burn Garnetís Hood. Everyone will now know that she is actually Princess Garnet. Then, youíll be attacked again by Steiner with 2 of his men. Itís easy, just use physical attacks again. After the fight, youíll see the Theater ship fly off. Queen Brahne will then order her men to attack the theater ship. The ship will be directly hit. Then, Queen Brahne uses a powerful monster. The Bomb. Youíll now fight with Steiner and a Bomb. This fight is easy, just attack Steiner. Heíll never notice that there really is a bomb behind him. When the Bomb reached its limit. An FMV will be shown again. The bomb will then explode damaging the ship greatly. Brahne will be happy that the ship is destroyed. But, to her dismay, the ship still flies and is able to escape. Then, youíll see a scene with Brahne, Zorn, and Thorn. ====================== PRIMA VISTA CRASH SITE ====================== Item/s: Phoenix Down Youíll see a scene with Baku and his crew. After that short scene, youíll see Zidane come in from the woods to meet Cinna. After a short talk with Cinna, the moogle will come to you and will tell you about the A.T.E. or the Active Time Events which are events that are happening at the same time but in a different place. Youíll see the ìForest Keeperî ATE here. After viewing what happened to Garnet and Vivi (theyíre in danger), search around the body which is to the left of Cinna. Youíll get a Phoenix Down there. After getting that Phoenix Down, go and talk to the Moogle. Save your game then go south to enter the Evil Forest. =========== EVIL FOREST =========== In the first area of the Evil Forest, try to level up Zidane to level 6 or so. After reaching that level, go back and save your game. After saving, go back to the Evil Forest. Move on until you reach the next screen. Youíll see Vivi. It seems that the Princess is in trouble. When you regain control of Zidane, move forward. Youíll see the monster that captured Garnet. Youíll also see Steiner here. Youíll now fight the monster using Zidane and Steiner. During the fight, Zidane will be in Trance Mode. You can use Zidaneís Dyne ability. Now, try to beat the monster as fast as possible because from time to time, the monster will steal HPís from Garnet. If Garnet dies, itís game over. After saving Garnet, Vivi will be the next one to be captured. This time, Vivi will use his Fire Magic on the monster. Zidane and Steiner will support Vivi. So, defeat the monster now. After that, Vivi will be released but the plant goes for one desperate move. Itíll spray Vivi and Steiner with seeds that will grow in the body then boom! The host dies! ========================== PRIMA VISTA (theater ship) ========================== Item/s: Potion Ether Equipment/s: Bronze Gloves Iron Sword Rubber Helmet Leather Hat Wrist Gil: 116 gil After that incident, youíll see a scene where Steiner is taken to a room inside the Theater Ship. Next, youíll see Zidane and Baku arguing about Princess Garnet. Zidane decides to go after Garnet but Baku disagrees. When you regain control of Zidane, search near the globe to the right for a Bronze Glove. And then, go left towards the next screen. Youíll be on top of a spiral stairs. Youíll see 3 A.T.E.s here. After viewing them, continue down the stairs. Below, go left a little bit and examine the chest for another Wrist. Now, go right and talk to Blank. Heíll tell you to go and meet Vivi. So, go right and enter Viviís room. Now, talk to Vivi. Zidane will tell Vivi that what he did was good. When you regain control of Zidane again, examine the chest here for an Ether. Then, go up the double decker bed and examine the pillows for 116 Gil. After getting the items, leave Viviís room. Youíll then see a flashback of Zidane and Garnetís first meeting at the palace where Garnet tried to escape. After the flashback, you have to choose from 2 options, choose to ìGo look for herî. Then, Blank will come in. Heíll tell you that you should talk to Baku concerning your decision to leave Tantalus and save Garnet. From here, go left towards the next screen. In this area, examine the chest to get another Ether. Then, go down the stairs. Youíll now be back in the first room you saw in the game (Cargo Room). In this room, go north and search for the Rubber Helmet. After getting the helmet, go right and enter the Meeting Room. Inside, youíll see Baku. Heíll bust you up because of your decision to leave Tantalus. When you regain control of Zidane, examine the chest here for a potion. And then, go outside and talk to Baku in the Cargo room. Youíll have to fight him now. Just use physical attacks. You can also steal an Iron Sword from him. After the battle, go left to the next screen and enter the room, which Marcus is guarding a while ago. Talk to Steiner. At first he will not agree to go with you hoodlums. But, youíll still be able to convince Steiner to join you. Steiner will then suggest that you also seek the help of ëMasterí Vivi. So, leave the room and go to Vivi. Talk to Vivi and heíll agree to join your party. Now, go back to the Cargo room. From here, go south to the next screen. Youíll meet with Blank. Heíll give you his medicine that will help you cure the poison/seeds from the plants in the forest. Now, get the chest in this room for a Leather Hat and then go through the bottom right door. Youíll be back outside the Ship. Out here, you can talk to Cinna and he will offer you items. But you have to pay for it now as youíre no longer a member of the Tantalus. After buying items, if necessary, talk to the moogle and save. After saving, go south again and enter Evil Forest once more. =========== EVIL FOREST =========== Item/s: Potion Phoenix Down Key Item/s: Moogleís Flute Here, level up Steiner and Vivi to at least level 3. After leveling up, move on until you reach the area where you fought the monster that captured Garnet. On the way, youíll see an ATE, ìThe Orchestra in the Forestî. Youíll see the musicians here playing Rufusí welcoming song! This is to boost their morale. After viewing that ATE, move forward and enter the hole at the end. Now, move on until you see a Moogle and a spring in the middle. Just as you enter that area, an ATE will commence. ìDo as I say, not as I doî. Youíll see a scene with Baku and Blank here. After that ATE, go to the Moogle and save if you want. Donít use a tent. Examine the water gushing out of the spring. It will restore your HP/MP completely. Now, after saving, go northwest towards the next screen. From here, just move forward until you see a FMV of a huge plant. When you regain control of Zidane, move forward and enter the big tree at the end. Youíll now have to fight the first boss in the game. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOSS: Plant Brain ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Level: 7 Type: n/a HP: 533 Gil: 486 MP: 1186 Items: 1 Potion, 1 Phoenix Down AP: 5 Stolen Item/s: Eye Drops, Iron Helm Attacks: Pollen, Thunder, Left Tentacle Weakness: Fire Now, you should use Viviís Fire magic. For Steiner, have him use his Fire Sword Magic. Have Zidane steal first for an Eye Drop or Iron Helm and have him use physical attacks on the plant. If ever you need healing, just use Potions. After you deal about 700+ HP damage or so, Blank will come in and help. Now, continue on pummeling the big plant until it dies. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- After the battle, Zidane and co. will be able to rescue Garnet. Zidane will use Blankís Medicine to cure Garnet. Then, suddenly, small plant-like creatures will come out. You party will leave through the upper right corner. When you regain control of your characters, RUN QUICKLY! Once these small monsters catch you, youíll have to fight them. So, just run quickly as the path is straightforward. At the end, Zidane will notice that the entire forest seems to be after them. After that, youíll see a FMV of the party running away from lots and lots of those small creatures. Youíll see Blank being left behind. Heíll throw the map to Zidane. Then, the forest slowly petrifies, including Blank. After that FMV, youíll see a Camp Scene. As always, Steiner always disagrees to what Zidane says. Garnet will still be weak now so your party will decide to call it a night. In the morning, Garnet will be very well. Zidane is now worrying about Blank. Back at the camp, a moogle will come flying in. Itís the moogle inside the Evil Forest. Heíll be amazed that you were able to leave Evil forest alive. Heíll also tell you that, from here on, youíll be meeting stronger enemies. Heíll initiate an ATE. ìTeach me, Mogster!î Lesson 1. Youíll see Mogster teaching another mog about the basics of the game. Youíll learn about battles, Trance, Field icon, etc. After learning from Mogster, Monty (the Moogle) will give you the Moogleís Flute. This will enable you to call on Moguo, one of the moogles, in the world map. You can call him when you want to save or use a Tent by pressing the Square button anywhere on the world map. After giving the flute to you, your party will now leave the forest (watch what will happen to Steiner). ========================== WORLD MAP (Mist Continent) ========================== This will be your first time in the world map. You donít have to worry about the controls as it is the same as the previous Final Fantasies. Now, you should go to a cavern to the south right? But before going there, go all the way to the east and enter the gate-like structure. ======================= NORTH GATE (Melda Arch) ======================= In here, examine the large gate. Ask for someone inside. And then, you can choose to buy potions from the girl behind the gate (Itís a girl, based on the instinct and experience of Zidane). You can buy a maximum of 99 potions here. In the right fence, you can get 2 chests with Eye Drops and a Potion. After that, leave the North Gate. ========= WORLD MAP ========= Now, check your map by pressing the Select button. Go to the Ice Cavern, which is a bit to the south of the Evil Forest. Save before entering, though. ========== ICE CAVERN ========== Items: Tent Phoenix Down x2 Ether Hi Potion Potion x2 Equipment/s: Mage Masher Leather Wrist Upon entering, youíll see a short talk between your characters. In the next screen, when you regain control of Zidane, go up the ledge to the left and get the chest for a Tent. Then, go down the ledge then move north until you reach the next screen. In here, there are 2 paths. There are stairs to the left and right. Go to the right stairs first. Examine the ice wall at the end. Zidane will then ask Vivi if he could use his Fire Magic on the Ice Wall. It will then melt revealing a chest. Get the chest for an Ether. Now, go down the stairs. Youíll see the other ladder to the left right? You can go around below it to get the other chest that contains a Potion. After getting the potion, go up the left set of stairs and the keep on moving up until you reach the next screen. In here, although the path looks like a maze, it will lead to the upper right corner. In this area, you can cross the icicle to the right to get the chest with a potion. After that, cross the icicle again. Now, have Vivi use his Fire magic on the icicle and it will fall. Cross the icicle again and you can get a more powerful weapon for Zidane, the Mage Masher. Now, go to the NORTH part of this area and examine the wall. Have Vivi use his fire magic again and another chest will appear. It contains an Elixir. After getting the items, go northeast until you reach the next screen. This area is pretty straightforward too. You can get a Phoenix Down from a chest in this area. Thereís also an Ice wall to the left that will reveal a new path that will lead you to the other chest. It contains a Leather Wrist. After getting the equipment, go all the way to the north until you reach the next area. Here, youíll see 2 paths. Go to the left path first. Youíll see a moogle in here trapped in ice. Vivi will then use his Fire Magic on the ice and the moogle will be free. Then, youíll see another ATE, ìTeach me, Mogster!î Lesson 2. Now, youíll learn about status effects, elemental properties and the card game. After the ATE, talk to the moogle to save your game. Now, south to the previous screen. Use the right path now. In the next screen, it will be very cold. First Vivi passes out then, Steiner, then Garnet, then finally Zidane. While unconscious, Zidane will be able to hear a bell. Zidane will regain consciousness again. Now, prepare Zidane for a battle ahead. When youíre ready, move forward to the right onto the next screen. Here, youíll see Black Waltz #1. He is the main reason why there is a very cold breeze. He will then attack Zidane. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOSS: Black Waltz #1, Sealion ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Level: 2 Type: Human Black Waltz HP: 229 Gil: 339 Black Waltz MP: 9999 Items: 1 Hi Potion, 1 Phoenix Down Weakness: Fire Level: 3 Type: Flying Sealion HP: 472 Sealion MP: 9999 Weakness: Fire AP: 5 Stolen Item/s: Black Waltz: Remedy, Silk Shirt; Sealion: Ether, Mythril Dagger Attacks: Black Waltz: Fire, Thunder, Blizzard Sealion: Wing, Blizzard, Tsunami This will be a tough battle so be patient. First, you must defeat the Black Waltz first as he is able to heal the Sealion. He only has around 250 HP. After he dies, concentrate your attack on the Sealion. Youíll probably achieve Trance Mode. If so, youíll be able to use Zidaneís Dyne ability and kill the Sealion faster. If you canít use Trance yet, just use normal physical attacks. If Zidaneís HP gets below 150 HP, heal right away using a potion. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- After you beat Black Waltz #1, youíll see Zorn and Thorn above. Now, the entire party regains consciousness. After a short talk, youíll regain control of your characters again. Now, go to where you fought Black Waltz. In this area, run up the slopes to the right. From here, just move on until you reach the top. On top, youíre now above the Mist. Youíll see a small town, not far from your position. It will now be your next destination. Seeing as Garnet is a Princess, Zidane suggests that she change her identity. Youíll now get to name Garnet. The default name is Dagger (She got it from the weapon). Dagger will also have to talk casual so sheíll practice a little bit. After that practice, your party will now be in the world map again. ========= WORLD MAP ========= Save your game at once. You donít want to repeat Black Waltz do you? Now, you can go directly to the south and enter the X mark, which is the South Gate. ========== SOUTH GATE ========== In here, you can talk to the guard. You can ask the guard questions or wait for Mary from an item shop. So, just wait for a few moments and Part-Time worker Mary will come in and will offer you to Buy items from her or Rest for 100 gil. After buying and resting, leave the South Gate. ========= WORLD MAP ========= From the South Gate, or from the Ice Cavern Exit, go northwest and youíll see the Village. Enter the Village of Dali. =============== VILLAGE OF DALI =============== Item/s: Potion x3 Antidote Ether Stellazzio: Aries Gil: 212 (Accumulated) Upon entering, youíll see a short dialogue between your characters. Then, theyíll enter the inn. Inside, Zidane will wake the innkeeper up. Then, the party will now go to the room and rest. The next morning, Zidane will hear someone singing. Heíll notice that everyoneís awake now. When you regain control of Zidane, get the chest to the right for an Antidote. Go to the left part of the room and examine the hidden chest for a Potion. After getting the items, leave the room. Youíll encounter another ATE. After viewing the ATE, save your game then leave the Inn (note: if you enter your room inside the in then come back out, youíll see another ATE). Outside the inn, youíll see kids running around and youíll see another ATE. Now, go inside the house directly to the left of the Inn. Itís the equipment shop. Inside, youíll see Dagger looking at the things inside the shop. Zidane tells Dagger that sheís doing fine and that she should go back to the Inn so that you can talk about what to do next. Then, Zidane will decide to look for Vivi and Steiner. After Dagger leaves, talk to the ShopKeeper and buy some of the equipments that you donít have yet. After buying, examine the things Dagger was looking at a while ago. Youíll see some info about the abilities. Youíll also see the explanation of Status Abilities. Then, youíll also see the shopkeeperís idea about the numbers on the card. After buying equipments, leave the shop. Outside, go north. If you take a peek in one of the windows of the Inn, youíll see Dagger in the room practicing how to speak casually. After that, go all the way to the north and talk to Vivi. Vivi is not feeling good as the children of the village is avoiding him. Zidane tries to cheer him up. Youíll also hear a Chocobo in the small hole. After the short talk, head back to the inn and go inside the room. While on your way, Vivi will be kidnapped by someone. After the abduction of Vivi youíll see another ATE. After the ATE, go north and go inside the house with a Bullís head on top of the door. Itís an item shop. After buying items, go to the inn and into the room and talk to Dagger. After a short talk between Zidane and Dagger, youíll see another ATE. Youíll see Steiner help at the Item shop. The Girl will be pleased at what Steiner did and will tell him about an observatory on top of a mountain and that there is a man named Morrid whom he can talk to. After that, Zidane and Dagger will look for Vivi as he hasnít come back yet. When you regain control of Zidane and Dagger, leave the inn. Outside, go north to where you saw Vivi and Zidane will notice that Viviís not there anymore. Go on to the north and youíll hear a Chocobo and someone crying. When you try to talk to the person who is crying, youíll know that it is Vivi. Zidane and Dagger will think of a way to save Vivi. When you regain control of Zidane and Dagger, go to the house on the left (directly to the left of the Item Shop). Here, if you examine the door at the upper right, it will be locked. If you go to the left and behind the machine, you can get the Aries Stellazzio. After getting Aries, go back near the entrance and examine the circular metal thing that looks like a hatch. Indeed, it is a hatch. Go down this hatch to reach the underground. In here, just move on and use the small lift. Then, examine the chest here for 156 gil. After getting the money, go north until you reach the next area. In this area, youíll see a Chocobo. Youíll also see some men talking inside a small room. Meanwhile, Dagger notices the pattern on the barrel. Then, the mean will go out with Vivi! Theyíll drag Vivi along. After a short talk between Zidane and Dagger, go inside the room where the men were talking a while ago and get the chest in here for a potion. Next, thereís a hidden chest here at the bottom of the screen. It contains Eye Drops. After getting the items, continue to the right until you reach the next screen. In here, youíll see a coffin and a barrel. First, go behind the barrel and climb the boxes to reach the chest on top for an Ether. Then, go down the boxes and examine the wheel, where the rope is, and kick it. The chest will drop down. Get it for a Potion. After getting the items, examine the barrel in the middle and youíll see a moogle. Save your game. After that, go north to the next area. Here, you can get two chests for an Iron Helm and a Leather Wrist. After getting these 2 equipments, go to the upper right towards the next screen. Here, youíll hear someone crying inside a coffin. Itís Vivi! Zidane will help Vivi out. After a short talk, youíll notice the machine to the right. When you regain control of your characters, get the chest here for 62 gil and then go RIGHT to the next screen. Youíll see a Chocobo and a lot of eggs passing through another machine. Now, continue north to the next screen. Youíll be shocked at what you will see. Black Mages! They look a lot like Vivi! Dagger and Vivi will be shocked. Someone will come in so Zidane takes both of them and enters the machine. Now, youíll see a scene with Steiner on the observatory asking Morrid when the cargo ship will arrive. Morrid will go down so follow him when you regain control of Steiner. Below, go inside his house and talk to Morrid again. Heíll now tell Steiner that the ship should have arrived by now. After that, leave Morridís house and go south until you reach the next screen. Steiner will now see the cargo ship. But, to his amazement, there are things coming out of the ground. Then, youíll see a very short scene among the workers. Steiner will now arrive at the cargo ship and examines the barrel. You can either poke the barrel with the sword or examine it. Either way, Zidane and co. will come out of the barrel. After another argument with Steiner, something will come in and teleports around. Itís Black Waltz #2. Youíll have to do battle once more. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOSS: Black Waltz #2 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Level: 6 Type: Human HP: 1030 Gil: 441 MP: 3017 Items: Ether AP: 5 Stolen Item/s: Leather Plate, Steepled Hat Attacks: Fire, Fira, Thunder, Blizzard, Teleport Weakness: none This will be a rather average battle. Donít use Viviís Black Magic as Black Waltz will retaliate with a more powerful version of it. Have Steiner, on the other hand, use his Sword Magic. Have Zidane steal the equipments then use physical attacks afterwards. Let Dagger be the healer as her Cure magic is very effective. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- After the battle with the Black Waltz, thereíll be a short dialogue between your characters. Then, when an option appears, choose to rest in the Inn first. So, from here, go to the Inn and your party will rest. After resting, save your game then leave the Inn and go back to the Cargo Ship. When you reach the end, choose to board the airship. Youíll see a short scene with your characters boarding the cargo ship. Then, youíll see an FMV of the airship while taking off ========== CARGO SHIP ========== After climbing aboard, Vivi will talk to you about those Black Mages. After that, Dagger invites Vivi inside the Airship. After Dagger and Vivi enter the airship, Dagger will come out again and will call Zidane. Inside, Zidane will see Vivi trying to talk to the Black Mages. They are not responding to Vivi. After that scene, youíll be able to control Zidane. Now, just go north and climb up the stairs at the end. Then, youíll see Steiner on the deck. He thought Dagger wasnít able to climb aboard. To his surprise, Zidane is just behind him. As always, Steiner will threat Zidane again because he kidnapped Garnet. When you regain control of Zidane, go left and enter the control room there. Then, youíll see a FMV of the ship turning around. Youíll also see Black Waltz #3. After that, Steiner will go to Zidane and scolds him again and asks Zidane why he turned around. After that, Black Waltz #3 will arrive on the deck of the ship in front of Vivi. To Viviís and Black Waltzí surprise, the Black Mages try to protect Vivi. Then youíll see a FMV where Black Waltz defeats all Black Mages. All Black Mages will fall from the airship. Vivi will be sad to what is happening. After the FMV, youíll see the party in the control room. Suddenly, Vivi goes out and charges at Black Waltz. Steiner will follow. Zidane will tell Dagger if she wants to continue to South Gate to Lindblum or head back to Alexandria. Then, Zidane will go out and help Vivi and Steiner. Youíll now have to fight Black Waltz #3. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOSS: Black Waltz #3 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Level: 7 Type: Human HP: 1128 Gil: 0 MP: 2080 Items: none AP: 0 Stolen Item/s: Linen Cuirass, Steepled Hat, Silver Gloves Attacks: Fire, Fira, Thunder, Blizzard, Thundara, Blizzara Weakness: none Do as what you did against Black Waltz #2. Now, Vivi will begin in Trance right away. So, use his Double Black Magic (Dbl Blk) and use Magic attacks 2 times in a row. Have Steiner use his Sword Magic and Have Zidane steal everything then attack. If your HP is low, just use Potions. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- After you deal enough damage to him, he will escape. Steiner worries that there are more Black Waltzes. But Zidaneís idea is good. Waltz has 3 beats and Black Waltz #3 should be the last. Then, youíll see Zorn and Thorn. Theyíll be pissed as you were able to beat all 3 Black Waltzes. Then, theyíll notice something. Black Waltz is coming back to them! Theyíll escape as Black waltz #3 is already insane due to his loss against Zidane and co. Now, youíll see a nice FMV. Youíll see Vivi square off with Black Waltz. Vivi will be able to pin down the aircraft of Black Waltz, but he is hit with Black Waltzí Magic. The chase is on to the South Gate! Dagger desperately maneuvers the airship into the closing South Gate. Fortunately, Zidane and co. made it out to the other side of the Gate. As for Black Waltz, he did not make it. After that, youíll see the airship fly to Lindblum. When the airship reaches Lindblum, youíll see a FMV where your airship enters Lindblumís Gate. ===================== LINDBLUM GRAND CASTLE ===================== Equipments: Glass Armlet Upon entering the Grand Castle of Lindblum, everyone will be amazed except Dagger as she already saw this place a couple of times when she was still a kid. A welcoming party of soldiers will go to you and demands proof that Dagger is Princess Garnet. Dagger will show her pendant to the guards and they will call Minister Artania. He and Dagger have met before and she even calls him Uncle Artania. After the meeting with Artania, youíll follow him. When you regain control of your character, youíll be in a place with a fountain in the center, a stairs to the right and a path going south. I suggest that you go up the right stairs first. In the next area, just move on and enter the door that youíll see (donít go down the ladder). Youíll now be in the guestroom of the Castle. If you go all the way up and to the left, youíll see a Moogle. So, save your game now. After saving, get the chest near this moogle (I forgot its contents). Thereís also another chest in the south part of this room, which contains a Glass Armlet. After getting the items, return to the place with the fountain. From here, go south until you reach the elevator. You see your characters talk in the lift. Artania will explain to you the different levels of the Lindblum Castle. In the Base level, you can take the trolleys to reach the gates. In the Mid- Level, youíll be able to take the Aircab to enter the different districts of the Lindblum Town (This is the level where the guestroom is). And the upper level, where youíll find the Royal Chamber and the Conference Room. Then your party will talk about Cid. After that, youíll arrive at the upper level. Then, your party will be taken to the Royal Chamber. To your surprise, youíll see an Oglop! But it really is Regent Cid. Artania will tell you that someone sneaked into the castle while the Regent was sleeping and it was too late and he turned into an Oglop. After a short conversation, you will be invited to eat and rest. ============= LINDBLUM TOWN ============= Items: Hi-Potion Echo Screen Ore Key Items: Kupo Nut Mini-Burmecia Master Hunter Gil: 447 (accumulated) Equipments: Leather Plate Steepled Hat Leather Wrist Coral Ring Bronze Vest Card: Mimic Theater Ship Here, youíll see Zidane in a bar in the Industrial District of Lindblum. ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Always remember that there are 3 districts in Lindblum, the Theater, Business and Industrial Districts and you can go back and forth between them and the castle by using Aircabs. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Now, Zidane will order something special, the ìStupid Specialî :) Afterwards, Zidane will talk to the girl who is sitting in the bar. Watch Zidane as he mistakenly took the girl for other women. Finally, Zidane will remember her and youíll get to name her. Letís use the default name, Freya. Then, Freya and Zidane will talk about the Festival of the Hunt. After that, youíll see a short scene with Dagger and Cid talking about Queen Brahne and that Regent Cid will always be there to help Dagger. Dagger will also know that Regent Cid is the one who order Tantalus to kidnap you. Regent Cid promised to Daggerís father that he would protect her. So, he decided to kidnap Dagger so that she will be away from the troubled Alexandria. After that, Dagger and Cid will go to Dock #1 of the castle where he is researching. Heíll talk about the airship Hilda Garde. He will also tell you the TRUE story why he is now an oglop. Back then, his wife Hilda was very jealous of Cid because of other women so she turned him into an oglop. Although she did this to Cid, he still named his Airship Hilda Garde. After the scene with Dagger and Cid, youíll see Zidane in the inn at the Business District. Vivi will come in and talk to you. After that conversation, an ATE will kick in. Itís the Teach me, Mogster! Synthesis. After learning about synthesis shops, go to the next room and save your game. After saving, leave the moogleís room. Go north down the hallway and go down the stairs. Now, leave the Inn. Youíll see another ATE. Youíll see Steiner wander around the town. After that, youíll see Zidane outside the Inn. Go a bit to the lower right and enter the house here. Youíll see another ATE wherein youíll see Vivi shop. During this time, he will be able to get the Kupo Nut Key Item. After the ATE of Vivi, leave this house. Outside, just continue moving north until you reach the next screen. This will be the place where you saw Steiner in the ATE. There are 2 paths here. Either to the upper left or upper right. First, go inside the house in the middle. Itís the house of Card Freak Gon. You can challenge him in a Card Game. Now, get the two chests here for a Hi-Potion and an Echo Screen. Now, leave Gonís house. Outside, go to the upper right path first. In the next screen, youíll see a fountain in the middle. You can buy items/equipments here. The item shop is located to the north, the Equipments shop is located a bit to the southeast of the item shop, and the Synthesis Shop can be found if you go northwest from the Item Shop. Try to buy the Synthesized weapons for Zidane as they are very powerful at this stage of the game. Buy also items and some equipments for your other characters (If you are short of Gil, you can go out to the World Map by going to the area where the inn is and go south until you reach the World Map). Now, after buying equipments, head southwest to the previous screen. Here, use the upper left path. In here, just enter the church at the end. Youíll find a Leather Plate at the back of the altar on top of a platform that can be reached by climbing the ladders. After getting the item, leave the church and head back all the way to the Inn. Save your game again. Now, leave the Inn. Go to the house a bit to the southeast again. Inside, move on to the left and use the Aircab. Letís head for the Industrial District First. In here, just go up the ladder to the left. In the next area, search around the stairs you came from for a Leather Wrist. Youíll see a statue in the middle now. Go north and go up the stairs at the end. In here, go all the way to the north (get a Bronze Vest along the way) and enter the house at the end. Inside this house, you can get the Mimic Card and a Steepled hat from 2 chests. Now, leave this house and go back to the Aircab. Go to the Theater District. When you reach the Theater District, just go south to the next area. In here, youíll see another ATE, which is about Steam Engine. When you regain control of Zidane, go inside the house on the lower right. Just get the chest here with the Ore and then leave this house. Outside, head to the left and go down the stairs to the next screen. Just as you enter this screen, youíll see a big establishment. Enter this at once. Youíll now see the Hideout of Tantalus. No oneís here yet so Zidane will rest for a short while. An ATE will be shown with Dagger trying to leave the castle. After that ATE, two kids will come in and talk to Zidane. Kidís will ask about how you kidnapped Garnet. They will then insist that you should meet her. When you regain control of Zidane, get the chests here for the ff: 97 Gil, 282 Gil, 68 Gil, and the Mini-Burmecia Key item in the top left bed. Then, leave the hideout. Youíll see another ATE. Youíll be shown what happened to Baku and the rest of the Tantalus. After that ATE, you can go south and use the ladder and take a look at the Theater. Youíll see lots of fans of this Lowell guy. Youíll also see a big Moogle! Just a mascot :)! After seeing this, just go back to the Aircab. Donít get on the Aircab yet, go to the house in the lower right of the screen. It is the artistís house. Find a few items here and talk with the artist. Go down the stairs toward the Tantalus hideout. At this point in the game fans of Lowell are going down stairs to see Lowell. Then go down the stairs to the Fans waiting to see Lowell. Talk to all of them especially the President of the Fan club (although I am not sure of her title). After the short exchange between Zidane and her approach the fans again and Lowell will talk to his fans. He will leave and the big Moogle Mascot will walk by. It is Lowell in a Moogle suit. Go up the stairs and a woman there will tell you a Moogle just walked by. Go up again to the level where the old man was feeding pigeons and the artist house is. Go to the artistís house. Talk to Lowell. He will give you an autograph. Go by the barrels and find the Moogle suit. Now, go to the Aircab and take it to Lindblum Castle. When you arrive, Just go south to the next screen. From here, just move on and go to the Guest Room. Youíll see Steiner. As usual, heíll begin to blame you for what you did not do to Garnet. Now, go to the fountain. Zidane will hear someone singing. Itís Dagger. So, go south and try to enter the lift. You wonít be allowed. So, you have to think of a way. Go back up the right stairs. Here, climb down the stairs instead of entering the Guest Room. Talk to the guard in the lower left. Zidane will trick him and will get his clothes as a disguise. Now, go back to the fountain and then go south and youíll be enter the lift. Youíll arrive on the upper level. Here, you ca go in 3 directions. Go to the left first and go up the stairs. In the next room, go up another set of stairs on the left. Youíll arrive on the roof. Now, go talk to Dagger (youíll see an FMV of Dagger singing). After a while, youíll take a look at the Telescope. Now, you must see all that there is to see in the telescope in order to move on. Iíve listed all the possible locations you can see through the telescope. Youíll see important locations with the Field Icon (!) - Ceebell River = River by the South Gate. - Marshland = Zidane thinks that thereís something there and plans to go there in the future. - Aerbs Mountains (Left) = Mountains that surround Burmecia. - South Gate = Youíll see that itís being repaired. - ??? Forest = Youíll see a Chocobo. You can capture chocobos here later. - Aerbs Mountains (right) = Mountains that surround Alexandria. After looking at the telescope, Zidane and Dagger will talk about the plan, Baku and co. tried to do in order to kidnap Dagger. Zidane will tell Dagger about the sleeping herb that they planned to use on her back at Alexandria. Sheíll ask for some. After that, Dagger will sing again. After that, youíll see a scene with Steiner inside the Equipment shop. Youíll also see some kids playing Knights of Pluto vs. Lindblum army and Airships. Youíll then see Vivi thinking about those Black Mages again. After that, youíll see Freya. She feels that thereís something bad going to happen. Sheíll be looking also for Sir Fratley. Her long lost love. Then, youíll see Cid working at the research room. Finally, youíll see Zidane and Dagger again. Zidane mistakenly asked Dagger about the Airship Cruise! (she told that one to the lady at the bar right? He forgot! :) Heís so naughty!) Dagger will be angry with Zidane as he mistook her for some other girl. Zidane will then make a deal, if he makes it to the top in tomorrowís Festival of the Hunt, heíll have a date with Dagger. Dagger agrees. The next day, youíll see some people preparing for the festival. The monster will now be released. Youíll also see Zaghnol released. After those scene, youíll see Zidane and co. at the guestroom. A man will then explain to you the rules for the Festival of the hunt. Rules: During the Festival you have roam around and beat the monster that were freed. There will be a time limit of 12 minutes. If you lose in one battle, you will be force to quit the game. You can also use the Aircabs to travel from one district to another. The winner will receive the title of ìMaster Hunterî and will be given the Hunterís Reward. The man will then ask you what you want to be your prize. Zidane goes for Gil, Freya chooses Add-on. Now, to Viviís surprise, he is enlisted as a competitor. Zidane secretly signed him because he thinks that Viviís Magic will protect him. Vivi will be hesitant. But, Zidane will deal with him. If Vivi wins, heíll get a date with Dagger. Vivi will shout! As usual, Steiner will ask about whatís happening because he heard the word ìprincessî. Vivi and Zidane will tell Steiner that is was nothing. Now, the man will now designate your starting positions. Zidane will be at the Theater District. Vivi will be at the Business District and Freya at the Industrial District. When you regain control of Zidane, SAVE your game first. Now, letís start the Festival of the Hunt! Now, leave the guestroom and head to the Aircab. It will take to you the Theater District. Youíll see a scene where Dagger and Steiner are preparing to watch the Hunt Festival. They will cheer for Vivi (especially Steiner). When you arrive at the Theater District, the time will start at once. Now, just move on and fight ALL the monsters that you will see. Hopefully, you have Zidaneís ìThe Ogreî as it will knock monsters down in 1 blow. If you beat all the enemies here, move to another district and cleanse the area for monsters. Here are the points for the monsters: Mu = 10 Points Trick Sparrow = 10 Points Fang = 19-21 Points Zaghnol = 75-95 Points Note: to find Zaghnol, find him at the Business District. Youíll be fighting with Freya. Try to give Zidane the final blow at Zaghnol. This will secure your hunting points after the battle. Letting Vivi win: Play as if you want Zidane to win, until you fight Zaghnol. When you do, have Freya kill herself then Zidane kill himself. Freya must die first. Vivi wins, and you get a Theater Ship card. After the time expires, the winner will be announced. Correction: Freya will NOT always win the Festival. Zidane will be able to win the Festival by beating Zaghnol at the Industrial District, which will give you a lot of hunting points. (Check the Credits Section for the contributors) After the hunt, youíll be at the Royal Chamber. Freya will be rewarded with the title of ìMaster Hunterî (it is also a key item), and the Coral Ring Accessory. Suddenly, a Burmecian Soldier will come in. He will ask Cid for reinforcements as Burmecia is being attacked. Cid will agree right away, but they are short of men because of the Festival. Freya will then volunteer to save her Kingdom. She is a Dragon Knight after all. Then, Zidane will decide to come with Freya and so is Vivi, who wants to know who those Black Mages really are. Dagger will want to go with them but Zidane wonít allow it because it will be a real war and she might be hurt or even be killed. Dagger desperately wants to join but Zidane still wonít allow her. After that scene, Regent Cid will invite everyone to have a meal first while waiting for the Dragon Gate to be opened. At the dining table, everyone will eat except Dagger. Suddenly, Zidane, Vivi, Freya, and Cid will feel sleepy and will finally go to sleep. Steiner will tell Dagger that he feels something. Dagger will also tell Steiner that he should be fine. Steiner will wonder how did the Princess know of this. Dagger used the Sleeping Herb given to her by Zidane. After that, Dagger and Steiner will leave. Now, Zidane and the rest will finally wake up. Freya will then tell you to head for Gizamalukeís Grotto and pass through there to reach Burmecia. Cid will now tell you to go to the Base Level and use the Trolley there in order to reach the Dragonís Gate. When you regain control of your characters (Freya will now officially join the party), go back to the lift and go down to the Base Level. When you arrive in the Base Level, use the left Trolley. Youíll be taken to the Dragonís Gate. Here, you can buy items from the man. After buying, if necessary, go and talk to the Moogle and Save your game. After preparing and saving, go out to the World Map through the Dragonís Gate. ========= WORLD MAP ========= Now, look at your map. Youíll see locations near you. Burmecia to the north and the Chocoboís Forest to the northeast. Go to the Chocoboís Forest first. ================ CHOCOBOíS FOREST ================ Upon entering, youíll see a Chocobo and a Moogle. The moogle will tell you about Chocobos and about this place. He will then tell you how to call Choco. (BTW, Choco is the only Chocobo in the game that you can call). To call on Choco, find Chocobo Tracks on the world map. Go to it then use a Gysahl Green and Choco will come to you. The moogle will tell you that heíll ask you to come back after youíve successfully called Choco. Then, youíll exit to the world map. Out here, go to the Chocobo Tracks (itís just around the Chocobo Forest). When youíre standing on the Chocobo Tracks, use a Gysahl Green and Choco will come to you. Ride Choco by pressing the X button. Now, while riding Choco, enter the Chocoboís Forest. When you enter, talk to the Moogle. The Moogle will tell you that Choco will not leave its master if he/she takes care of him. After that, talk to the Moogle again and ask for the Big Secret. The Moogle will tell you that Choco can dig for treasure (check the Chocobo Section on this guide for more info). After that, you can now leave the forest or Dig Treasures. On the world map, Choco will still be with you (unlike in other FF games where the Chocobo will run). Go to the east of Chocobo Forest first and enter the location marked with a ìxî. Itís the North Gate. ========== SOUTH GATE ========== Item: Ether Key Item: Moccha Coffee when you enter this place, youíll notice something. This was the place where Baku and company went after escaping from the Evil Forest. Now, when you regain control of Zidane, go to the gate and search near the stairs for an Ether. Now, go south and then to the lower right. Examine the tree trunk with spring water. It will completely recover your HP and MP. And then, if you search to the right of this tree trunk, youíll be able to get the Moccha Coffee (if you remember, Cinna tried to make coffee here). After getting these 2, go out to the world map. ========= WORLD MAP ========= From the North Gate, to North West to Gizamalukeís Grotto. Donít forget to save your game before entering. =================== GIZAMALUKEíS GROTTO =================== Key Items: Gizamalukeís Bells Equipments: Magus Hat Mythril Gloves Upon entering, youíll see Burmecian Soldiers lying on the ground. Freya will be mad at the Black Mages. After that, youíll enter the Grotto. In here, go north a but and then to the right. Talk to the wounded Burmecian Soldier. He will tell you that Black Mages attacked them and that they stole the Bells. After that, he will give you the Gizamaluke Bell. Now, go left and go up to the door and ring the bell. The on the door will ring and the bell on your hand will shatter. Go in. In the next screen, youíll see Zorn and Thorn again. They will now call on 2 Black Mages to attack you. After beating the 2 Black Mages, Zorn and Thorn will escape. Now, move on to the right and kill the Black Mage here. Youíll get another Gizamalukeís Bell from it. Now, if you go north, youíll see 2 doors with bells on top of a ladder and a bell to the right. The best way is to go to the right (not up the ladders). Examine the bell and then ring your Gizamaluke Bell. Youíll be able to enter it now. In the next screen, youíll be in a long staircase. Move on and get the Mythril Gloves on the way. Continue moving through the stairs. On the way, below the bridge, search for a Magus Hat. And then, keep on moving through the ladders until you reach the center of the room. In here, youíll see a Moogle. She will call another moogle, which is inside the large bell. Then, the moogle will notice that Vivi has a Kupo Nut. Give it to the Moogle. The moogle will tell the moogle inside the bell that she has a kupo nut. The moogle inside the bell will free himself. After that, the 2 moogles will run around. When you regain control of Zidane, get another Gizamalukeís Bell from the chest in the middle. And then, use it on the upper right door and move on to the next screen. In here, youíll see the 2 moogles. Talk to the female one so you can use a Tent and then save your game. After saving, take note of the vines to the north. It will lead outside to the world map. But, youíll encounter the Grand Dragon that can instantly kill your characters at this point so donít up the vines. Instead, try to go back to the room with the large bell. One of the moogles will go to you and will give you the Holy Bell. Now, leave this room. In the room where the big bell was, go to the door to the left and use the Holy Bell there. After opening the door, prepare your characters. After preparing, go inside. Freya will try to talk to the Burmecian Soldier. But suddenly, something came into the water. Youíll now have to face... ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOSS: GIZAMALUKE ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Level: 16 Type: Flying HP: 3175 Gil: 800 MP: 502 Items: Tent AP: 5 Stolen Item/s: Magus Hat, Elixir, Ice Staff Attacks: Silent Voice, Crash, Water Weakness: Thunder Gizamaluke will be fairly average. Just use normal attacks for Zidane. Freya should use her Lancer Ability. Vivi should be the main healer of the party. Just donít forget to heal when your HP reaches about 150. Then, just attack and attack. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- After the battle with Gizamaluke, Freya will wonder what really happened to Gizamaluke. After that, the scene will now turn to Dagger and Steiner. ========== SOUTH GATE ========== Key Item: Gate Pass Steiner will arrive at the South Gate with a big bag. Heíll try to disguise as a worker for the repair of South Gate. The guards will inspect the bag. Itís just full of Gysahl Pickles. Steiner will then be allowed to enter. Inside, Steiner will try to find a place with no people. Heíll notice the path to the right but thereís a man and a woman here. Now, when you regain control of Steiner, go talk to the woman and choose the top option. The woman will then go to the left. Now, talk to the man. Choose the top option again. After choosing the top option, go left and talk to the leftmost Blue guy. And then, talk to the man on the right again. He will go to the left also. Now, go to the upper right path. A guard will call you. Go to him. He will give you a Gate Pass so that you can pass through the Gates. After getting the Gate Pass, you can now go to the upper right path. In here, youíll see Dagger come out of the bag. Sheíll change here clothes afterwards. When asked, just choose any option. Now, Dagger will tell you that youíll head to Treno First. After a short talk, youíll automatically go to the next screen. In here, youíll see the car that will take you to the Summit Station. First, I suggest you buy a few items at the Item shop. And then, go to the Southwest of the Item Shop. You can get a chest that contains a potion. After getting the item, talk to the moogle and save. After saving, go to the north and go up the stairs. At the top, talk to the man. Choose to Depart now and youíll enter the car. Inside, the man will tell you to choose your seat. Well, you donít have a choice here. Use the chairs on the lower right. Before the car departs, the woman whom Steiner comforted will come in. Now, there will be a short dialogue between Steiner and the Princess. Next, youíll see Zidane and co. leaving Gizamalukeís Grotto to the World Map. ========= WORLD MAP ========= In the world map, go a bit to the northeast and enter the location marked with X. Itís the North Gate. ========================== NORTH GATE (Burmecia Arch) ========================== Items: Potion Tent Inside, your party will know that battles occurred on the other side of the gate. You canít help because itís urgent that you should go to Burmecia first. When you regain control of the party, go to the gate and get the chests for a Potion and a Tent. After getting the items, exit to the World Map. Outside, just head north and enter Burmecia. ======== BURMECIA ======== Items: Soft x2 Phoenix Down Potion Tent Ether Key Item: Protection Bell Equipments: Mythril Spear Lightning Staff Germinas Boots Upon entering, youíll see a short dialogue between your characters. Now, go north and enter Burmecia. In here, youíll see Zorn and Thorn again. Theyíll call on 2 pathetic Black Mages to attack you. After beating the Black Mages, Zorn and Thorn will leave again. When you regain control of your characters (letís call this place Point A so that I can make a reference to it easily), go left and enter the door there. Inside, just get the chests in the ground floor for a Potion and a Soft. After getting the chests, return back outside (You canít get past the 2nd floor as the path has a gap). Outside, go all the way to the right. Climb up the stairs and enter the door on top. Upon entering, go to the north and search for a hidden chest behind the stairs. Youíll get a Soft. After getting the item, go up the stairs and go left towards the next screen (the chest is an enemy. You may or may not fight it). In the next area, youíll see a door with a bell on top. Just as in Gizamalukeís Grotto, you need a bell too. So, continue moving left until you reach the next screen. In here, try to get the chest on the left side. WALK onto the floor so that it wonít fall down and youíll be able to get a Germinas Boots. Now, go all the way back to Point A. In here, go through the door to the left again. Go up the stairs and cross the path (this was the floor that fell from above). Continue moving to the right until you reach the next screen (the chest here is another Mimic). In the next screen, go to the lower right and choose to go out to the balcony. On the balcony, Zidane will jump over to the other balcony to the right and he will go in automatically. Inside the room, talk to the Burmecian Soldier. Heíll tell you that thereís a bell in the bed. So, go behind the bed then search for the Bell. Youíll get the Protection Bell. After getting the bell, search for a hidden chest directly to the left of the bed. It contains an Ether. After betting the Bell and the item, go all the way back to the door with the Bell on top. There, ring the bell and the door will open. In the next screen, youíll be in a large staircase. Freya will be determined to protect Burmecia. As for Vivi, he desperately wants to know who the Black Mages really are. Then, a Burmecian Soldier with his wife and children will come running down. Heíll think that you are an enemy because you have a Black Mage with you. But when he sees Freya, everything will be alright. Then, the Burmecian Soldier and his family will try to persuade Freya into leaving the king alone, and then they will leave. Freya will be more determined to protect the King and Burmecia. Now, go up the stairs onto the next area. Here, enter the door in the middle and youíll see 2 Burmecians, Wei and Kal. They want to escape but Kal is seriously wounded and cannot walk. Suddenly, the statue will crumble and Zidane will save Kal. After a short scene, youíll be automatically taken outside. When you regain control of your characters, go up the stairs to the right. On top, youíll see 2 doors. Go inside the left one as the right one will be impassable. Just as you enter, take the chests here for a Phoenix Down and a Tent. And then, just move on and enter the door at the end (the chest to the right is a Mimic). In the next area, youíll see 2 houses to the right and left and the path to Burmecia Palace in the center. Go inside the left house first. Freya will get a more powerful Spear, the Mythril Spear. After getting the spear, leave the house then enter the other house to the right. In here, go behind the moogle first and search for a Lightning Staff. Then, Stiltzkin will enter. Talk to him and he will offer you a set of Soft, Hi-Potion, and Ether for 333 Gil. I suggest you buy it. After that, talk to the moogle, use a Tent and then save your game. You can also use the Mogshop. You can buy items and equipments here. I suggest also that you upgrade your weapons as youíll be facing a tough opponent ahead. After preparing and saving, leave this house and go to the center towards the Burmecia Palace. When you reach the Palace, youíll see a short scene with you characters. Suddenly, Freya will jump all the way to the top. She feels that someone is inside the Palace. Zidane and Vivi will then follow Freya. On top, Zidane and Freya will be shocked at what theyíll see. Itís Brahne and Beatrix!!! Freya somehow knew about this as they were told that Brahne sets her eyes on Burmecia. And then, Zidane will tell Freya that itís Beatrix who is standing next to Brahne. Freya will then have a flashback with Fratley. He will begin a journey around the world. Freya will really think that Fratley broke his promise to her that he will come back again after his journey. After the flashback, youíll see another person come in. Apparently, he (Yes, Kuja is a male) is another one of Brahneís generals. Kuja tells Brahne and Beatrix that the King and the others have already escaped to Cleyra. Brahne and Beatrix will be worried because Cleyra canít be easily attacked because of the whirlwind surrounding it. Kuja will promise Brahne that heíll show his true power and do something about the whirlwind. After the conversation of Kuja, Brahne and Beatrix, a Burmecian Soldier will come in! Freya and Zidane will then go in and helps the soldier as he is no match to Beatrix. Now, you have to fight Beatrix! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOSS: BEATRIX ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Level: 14 Type: Human HP: 3630 Gil: 0 MP: 3467 Items: none AP: 0 Stolen Item/s: Phoenix Down, Chain Plate Attacks: Sword attack, Shock, Stock Break Weakness: none Youíre definitely no match against Beatrix. She can kill a single party member with her Shock. So, use your charactersí most powerful attacks. Use Freyaís Reiís Wind (from the Mythril Spear) and the Lancer. Vivi should be the healer as Magic is very ineffective against Beatrix. If youíre brave enough, try to steal from Beatrix then attack afterwards. Just continue attacking until it comes to a point that she uses her Shock Break and drops all your HPs to 1. The battle will be over now. Note: If you the entire party is killed before she uses the Shock Break, itís Game Over. So, attack and attack and wait for the Shock Break. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- After the fight, Brahne and Beatrix will leave you alone. Kuja will then look at you. Heís trying to hint something about Zidane. Heíll tell you that Zidane will be a big problem to them. Why? Wait until you reach the later parts of the game. After that, youíll see a FMV of Kuja looking at your pathetic party. Then, heíll ride on his Silver Dragon and leaves. Youíll be asked to save your game, do so. Change to Disk 2. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- D I S K # 2 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=--=- SUMMIT STATION ============== item: Phoenix Down Youíll now see the South Gate and a short conversation between the guards. And then, youíll see Dagger and Steiner on the Car. Finally, youíre at the Summit Station. In here, youíll have to wait for the car that will head to Alexandria. The man will suggest that you go to the rest area. When you regain control of Dagger, go right and enter the rest area. In here, youíll be able to control Dagger alone. Go to the left and talk to the man on the left behind the counter. The car to Lindblum will now leave. Dagger will hear someone outside who missed the car. Somehow itís familiar to her. Now, go to the lower left area and get the chest for a Phoenix Down. And then, go to the right and youíll see a Moogle. Talk to it and save your game. After saving, leave the rest area through the lower left door. Outside, youíll see Marcus and Cinna! After a short talk, theyíll enter the rest area. Now, go inside the rest area again. Steiner will be at it again. Heíll think that Marcus and Cinna are here to kidnap the princess again. Now, talk to Marcus and Cinna. Steiner will always try to stop you from talking to them. Dagger will then scold Steiner in front of everybody for not allowing her to speak to her friends. And then, the car to Alexandria will arrive. When you regain control of Dagger, go out of the rest area (notice that Steiner is a bit mad and ashamed at the same time) and go north then board the car. Once everybody is in, the car will leave. Inside, youíll know the reason why Marcus is going to Treno. He will look for the Supersoft item to release Blank from petrification. Dagger will offer to help, but then, the car will suddenly stop. The man will look outside but will come back because of shock. Youíll then go outside. Surprise! Itís Black Waltz #3. A little desperate eh? Now, youíll have a battle with him. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOSS: BLACK WALTZ #3 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Level: 9 Type: Human HP: 1272 Gil: 864 MP: 344 Items: none AP: 5 Stolen Item/s: Steepled Hat, Lightning Staff, Flame Staff Attacks: Hit, Fire, Thunder, Blizzard Weakness: none This will be easy. Have Marcus steal or attack Black Waltz. Steiner should use physical attack as he is already strong. As for Dagger, she will be a great healer. Youíll defeat him eventually. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- After the battle, your party will come back into the car and continue moving on towards Alexandria. In the car, youíll see a short conversation between Dagger and Marcus about the attack in Burmecia. ========== SOUTH GATE ========== Gil: 1610 When you arrive, youíll be at the south gate. Youíll be told that there are 2 path on the next screen. The left one goes to Dali and the right one goes to Treno. When you regain control of your characters, go north a bit then go right. You can buy items from the Part-time worker Mary at the Item Shop Vega. After buying items, go to the northwest and move on until you reach the next screen. In here, youíll see a commemoration to the 20th anniversary of the friendship between Alexandria and Lindblum. Now, go right and then move on until you reach the next area. Here, find 1610 gil at the bottom of the screen then show your gate pass and youíll be allowed to exit. Youíll then find yourselves in the World Map again. ========= WORLD MAP ========= If you look at the map, youíll see Treno. So, from the South Gate, head to the southeast and to go Treno. Save your game first then enter. ===== TRENO ===== Item: Ether Key Item: Supersoft Stellazzio: Gemini Gil: 1 Card: Yeti Equipment: Mythril Dagger Upon entering Treno, Steiner will be at it again! Marcus plans on stealing the Supersoft but Steiner wonít allow it. Then, Dagger will leave and so is Marcus and Steiner will be left alone. Now, youíll be able to control Steiner. An ATE will show up. You can choose any of the 2 (Ambition or Treno Tradition. I suggest you see Treno Tradition first). After the ATE, youíll be able to control Steiner. Now, go to the left and youíll see a pond. You can throw 10 gil here. If you throw 11 times, in the 11th throw, youíll be able to get the Gemini Stellazzio. After getting Gemini, go to the upper left towards the next area. Here, another ATE will appear. After that, go a bit to the left and then go down the ladders, which leads to a tower to the north (the tower to the extreme left is locked). In this screen, youíll see another ATE. After seeing the ATE, go right and youíll be in an intersection. Go up first and head to the upper left mansion. In here, if you watched the ATE of Dagger, youíll see the thief you stole Daggerís 1000 Gil. If you talk to him, youíll get the Power Belt in which he used the money of Dagger. After getting the Power Belt, move on to the left and go to the next screen. Youíll be at the Synthesis Shop. Buy anything if you want then leave the synthesis shop, and then leave the mansion. Outside, go north until you reach the next screen. Here, youíll see the House of Stella. She will tell you that she is collecting Stellazzios and then asks you if you have some. If you find any of them, talk to Stella then youíll give the Stellazzio you found. After giving a Stellazzio to her, the assistant will give you your rewards. After giving Stella all your Stellazzios, leave her house. Outside, search to the left of Stellaís house for an Ether. After getting the Ether, go south to the next screen. Here, just go all the way to the south until you reach the next area. Youíll see another ATE again. After the ATE, if you go to the right, youíll see the Card Stadium. You can play if you want but you probably have weak cards at this point. You can also buy some cards at the Card Shop near the entrance for 100 gil each. Theyíre pretty weak though. If you talk to the man beside the entrance, heíll explain to you the rules/mechanics of the card game. He wonít reveal the meanings of the numbers though. After learning/playing a card game, continue moving to the right to the next area. In here, if you move north a little, youíll see an intersection. Stairs to the right (where a drunk man is on top) and the one to the north. Go north. On your way, go inside a big door to the right. Itís an Equipments shop. You can buy anything you want. Afterwards, leave the shop. Outside, continue moving to the upper left to the next screen. Now, in this area, youíll see the Auction House. Upon entering, youíll see Dagger inside. After a short conversation between Dagger and Steiner, Dagger decides to go look for the Supersoft with or without Steiner. Then, Steiner will leave the Auction House first. Dagger will remember the man he saw in the ATE. After that, youíll be automatically taken outside the Auction House (note: you can come back in and participate in the Auction if you want and if you have the Gil to spend). Now, from the Auction House, go to the right onto the next screen. Here, go south past the weapon shop and climb the ladders going up to the drunk man. While going up, youíll see a Moogle fly near the door of the Weapon Shop. Go there and talk to Moogle and Save. After saving, go south again and go up the right stairs again to the drunk man on top. And then, just go southeast towards the next area. Here, walk a bit to the south. Go down the ladders to the right. Buy items first from the woman. After that, get the chest at the lower right of the item shop for 1 Gil! Then, get the chest, which is just to the left of the shop for a Yeti Card. After getting the card, go up the ladder to the left and head left into a house (you saw Marcus go in here in one of the ATEs). Inside, you can rest if you want. Then, go down the stairs and talk to Marcus. Heíll tell you that you can go anytime to search for the Supersoft. You can go back to town to prepare yourself. After preparing, talk to Marcus and tell him youíre ready. When you regain control of Dagger, go right and down the ladders until you reach Baku. Talk to Baku. Then, after a few moments, the screen will fade. Youíll see a short scene with Kuja at the auction house. Heíll say something about the canary going to its own cage. After that scene with Kuja, youíll see Steiner and Dagger in a boat. Steiner will now think about what is happening. Heís helping the Tantalus to commit crime, which is the exact opposite of his duty. Heíll also think about Dagger that his priority is to protect Dagger at all costs. And then, youíll see Dagger think to herself too. Heíll blame Zidane for what is happening right now. After a while youíll reach a house. Inside, youíll begin to search for the Supersoft. Suddenly, someone is coming down from the stairs. Dagger knows him so she will go to the man, heís Doctor Tot. Heís tutor of Dagger when she was little. Doctor Tot will be shocked why Dagger is here. Dagger will tell Doctor Tot that they are searching for the Supersoft to be able to cure your friend, Blank. Doctor will help but someone from upstairs is calling him. So, heíll tell you to go to his house. From the town entrance (where you threw 10 gils a while ago), go ALL THE WAY to the left until you reach the tower at the end. Then, Dagger and co. will leave the house. After that, youíll arrive at the inn again. Leave the inn and from there, go south to the next screen. Youíre at the town entrance right now. From here, go all the way to the left until you reach the tower at the end. Go up the short steps and get the chest to the left for a Mythril Dagger. Now, go right and enter the door. In here, just go all the way up the spiral staircase and talk to Doctor tot at the end. He will then tell you that the Supersoft is in the box. Marcus will come in and does the honor of getting the Supersoft from the Chest. When you regain control of Dagger, go and talk to Doctor Tot. Dagger will ask about Gaia. Doctor tot will then have a flashback of him and Dagger when she was still little. After that scene, Doctor Tot will tell you that he can help you reach Alexandria. Thereís a secret ancient Transportation that was used long ago that will enable you to travel between Treno and Alexandria. Now, when you regain control of Dagger, talk to Doctor Tot. Heíll tell you go down the hole. Also, you can head back to town first and buy some equipments, items or even save your game. After preparing, go back to Doctor Totís Tower and enter the hole. ========== GARGAN ROO ========== Item: Phoenix Down Equipment: Chain Plate Here, youíll see the ancient transportation device. Doctor Tot will tell you that in order for this to work, you have to activate the sequence trigger. When you regain control of Dagger, talk to the moogle and save your game. From here, go to the left towards the next screen. Here, get the Chain Plate from a chest to the right. Next, get the chest to the left for a Phoenix Down. After getting the items, examine the lever and pull it. Now, go back and talk to the moogle and save. From here, letís go right to the next screen. Here, just go North to the next screen. Here, Doctor Tot will tell you that when you pull the switch, youíll call the Gargant that will give you a ride to Alexandria. So, go to the switch and pull it. Youíll see the Gargant walking on top. After that, follow Doctor Tot to the previous screen. In here, go to the left and pull the lever. A big bowl of food will come down. The Gargant will stop and eat. Youíll now board the Gargant. Doctor Tot lectures Steiner about his duty and that heíll endanger the princess if he doesnít make decisions for himself. After that, youíll now head off. On the way, the Gargant will begin to hesitate. Dagger and co. will then examine a reason. Itís a bog Snake of some sort. Youíll have to fight it now. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOSS: RALVURAHVA ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Level: 13 Type: Dragon HP: 2296 Gil: 0 MP: 3649 Items: none AP: 0 Stolen Item/s: Bone Wrist, Mythril Fork Attacks: Devilís Kiss, Blizzara, String Weakness: none This will be another easy fight. For Marcus, just have him steal the equipments and then attack. Have Steiner use normal physical attacks and Dagger should be the healer of the party. Just beware as the snake can induce the Poison and "Slow" status effects at your party. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- After beating it for a few times. It will escape. Then youíll continue on your journey to Alexandria. ========== ALEXANDRIA ========== Dagger and co. will finally arrive at Alexandria Castle. You party will now move on. On the way, youíll be trapped by Zorn and Thorn. They were ordered to capture you and bring Dagger to the Queen. After that, itís back to Zidane. ======== BURMECIA ======== Here, after a short talk between your characters, youíll decide to go to Cleyra where the Burmecians took refuge. Freya will then tell you that Cleyra is in a desert to the west of Burmecia. After that, youíll some thoughts of Zidane. And then, youíll be taken automatically outside to the World Map. ========= WORLD MAP ========= From Burmecia, go west towards the desert. Cleyra is the place where you see a large sandstorm. Go to it. Save first and then enter Cleyra. ============== CLEYRAíS TRUNK ============== Item: Phoenix Down Tent Ether Remedy Potion Hi-Potion Equipments: Magician Shoes Flame Staff Ice Staff Desert Boots Gil: 900 gil Upon entering, youíll see a short scene with your characters. Then, youíll be shown a FMV of Cleyra on top. When you regain control of your characters, go north to the next screen. Here, pull the lever on top of the stairs to the right. The door will now open. Go through it to reach the next screen. Now, follow my instructions carefully as this place is more confusing than the previous places youíve been before. Now, go north. Get the chest for a Phoenix Down on the way. Move on to the next screen. In here, get a hidden chest at the bottom of the screen for the Magician Shoes. From here, go north and youíll see a falls made out of sand. Search for the hidden chest here for an Ice Staff (itís hidden by the leaves of the tree in the middle). After getting the equipments, go right towards the next screen. In here, just move along until you reach the next screen. Here, get the chest for an Ether. Then, go south a bit and examine the small hole. Then, try to put in your hand. Youíll see a lot of sand coming from the left. Now, go back to the previous screen. Youíll see that you canít go south anymore. So, climb up the vines until you reach the hole on top. Go in and youíll reach the next screen. In here, go left and go inside the hole that youíll. It will lead you to the next area. In here, donít go up the slope yet. Go left and get the chest for a Needle Fork. Now, go up the slopes to the right. Get the chest here for a tent. From here, youíll see 2 paths, directly to the left and to the upper left. Go to the left path first and talk to the moogle at the end. Rest and then save your game. After saving, go to the upper left path to the next screen. In here, youíll see 2 paths again. Use the path to the north first and get the Flame Staff at the end. After getting the Staff, use the other path until you reach the next screen. In here, just cross the bridge and move on to the next screen. In this place, get the hidden chest behind the tree in the middle for the Desert Boots. From here, youíll see a small hole just a bit to the upper left of the middle tree. Go in and search for a Mythril Vest. Now, go all the way to the right and get the chest for a Remedy. No use the upper right path and youíll reach the top of this screen :) then, just press UP on the d-pad or up on the Analog Stick and youíll reach the next screen. In here, get the chest for the Mythril Gloves. Then, move north until you reach the next screen. Here, pull the lever at the end. After pulling the lever, go back to the screen where you found a hidden chest behind a tree in the middle. Here, go left and use the upper left path towards the next screen. In this area, get the chest for a Potion. Youíll see 2 paths again! Go to the right path first onto the next area. In here, get the chest for an elixir. Go back to the previous screen and use the other path, which is to the upper left onto the next screen. In here, youíll see whirlpools of sand and 2 chests to the north. If you fall in the whirlpool, push the X button rapidly and Zidane will then jump out. Get the 2 chests to the north first for 900 gil and a Hi-Potion. Thereís a neat trick here. When you enter the whirlpool. You should press the X button rapidly right? Now, you can actually go to the direction where you want Zidane to jump off. Just as you enter the whirlpool, Zidane will spin around right? When Zidane faces the direction where you want him to jump off, start pressing the X button. In short, where Zidane facing when you press the FIRST X button is the direction Zidane will jump off. After getting the chest, go left to the next screen. From here, just move on to the next screen. Now, youíll see a ladder here. Donít go up yet. Instead, go to the left and get the chest at the end for a Gysahl Green. Then, climb up the ladder until you reach the next screen. From here, just move on and youíll reach the Cleyra Settlement. ================= CLEYRA SETTLEMENT ================= Item: Ore Ether Echo Screen x2 Remedy Gysahl Greens Gil: 1,250 Equipments: Thunder Gloves Yellow Scarf Right after you enter, the Oracles will greet you and Freya. One of the oracles will bring Freya to the King of Burmecia. The other oracle will offer you a tour. Just take the tour. During the tour, youíll visit the different places here at Cleyra Settlement. First, youíll be taken to their source of water. Next, the Oracle will show you the marketplace. Next, the oracle will show you the Windmill, which harnesses the wind of the sandstorm to extract water from below. Next, youíll head to the observatory where the people of Cleyra look at the splendor of the Sandstorm that has protected them in ages. Finally, the Oracle will show you the Cathedral where the high priest resides. This is the place where Freya went. After the tour, youíll be brought back to the entrance. When you regain control of Zidane, go up the stairs to the left. When you reach the intersection, to right onto the next screen first. In here, search to the right for an Ore. After getting the Ore, go up the ladders (donít go to the left stairs). In the next area, youíll see the Burmecian soldier and his family whom you saw at Burmecia. The Burmecian soldier, Dad, will offer you equipments. Buy from him as he has a nice collection of equipments. After buying from him, go inside the house behind Dan. Itís the Inn. Inside, search to the upper left of the first floor for an Echo Screen. Then, search to the lower right for 1,250 gil. Then, you can rest for 100 gil. After resting, talk to the moogle in the second floor and save your game. Then, check also the drawer beside the right bed for an ether. Now, leave the inn. Outside, go up the stairs to the right. On the way, search just below the broken ladder for a Remedy. Continue up the stairs to the next screen. Here, Youíll see an ATE of Vivi. After the ATE, go LEFT to the next screen. In here, talk to the Star Maiden Nina. Sheíll offer you items. After buying items, use the LEFT stairs to reach the source of water of Cleyra (remember the tour). Here, search near the signboard for the Thunder Gloves. After getting the Gloves, return to where Star Maiden Nina is. From here, use the ladder going up. In the next screen, youíll see the Cathedral. Search the grass to the right of the Cathedral for an Echo Screen. Find Gysahl Greens by the broken sign near the bottom of the screen also. And then, enter the cathedral. Inside the cathedral, talk to the oracles. It will relay a message to you from Freya. ìZidane! This may take some time, so please wait at the inn!î. When you regain control of Zidane, search around here for the Yellow Scarf. After that, go to the Inn. When you reach the Inn, a Burmecian soldier will come in and tell you that the Antlion is mauling a kid. The oracles are so lazy! They donít want to fight. The soldier will then ask you if you can come. Save at the Inn first. After saving, go to the town entrance. Here, go right to the next screen and youíll see the Antlion holding a Kid. The party will arrive. Freya will recognize the kid. Itís Prince Puck! If you remember, Vivi met him at Alexandria. Now, the Antlion will release Puck. Youíll now have to fight the Antlion. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOSS: ANTLION ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Level: 16 Type: n/a HP: 3938 Gil: 1616 MP: 3950 Items: Ether, Annoyntment AP: 5 Stolen Item/s: Mythril Vest, Annoyntment, Gold Helmet Attacks: Trouble Mucus, Fira, Sandstorm Weakness: Wind The Antlion will be fairly hard. Watch out for his Sandstorm attack. It will deal a very big amount of damage to your party to prepare to heal. Just have Zidane steal and then use normal Physical Attacks. For Vivi, use level 2 Magic such as Thundara, Blizzara and Fira at Antlion and make him the main healer for the party. For Freya, have her use Reiís Wind to cast Regen on everybody. Then, continue on using the Lancer to drain Antlionís MP. If your HP gets too low, especially after the Sandstorm attack, just use Potions. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- After the battle, Puck will leave again. Heíll greet Vivi before he leaves. Then, youíll see a scene with the King of Burmecia and Freya. The high priest will then come in and invite Freya to join the ceremony to strengthen the Sandstorm. Freya will be more than willing to do so. Then, youíll see Freya and others dance. After the ceremony, a bad omen will occur. The strings of the harp will snap! Then, youíll see a FMV where the Sandstorm around Cleyra disappears. The King of Burmecia will feel that someone will try to invade Cleyra. After that shocking scene, youíll see Steiner and Marcus in the prison. ========== ALEXANDRIA ========== Youíll see a short dialogue between Steiner and Marcus. Then, youíll see Dagger in her room. Sheíll talk about her Mom. It seems that everything changed when the tall man, Kuja, arrived in the Castle. And then, Zorn and Thorn will come in and calls Dagger. Brahne summons Dagger. Then, youíll see Dagger finally meets with Brahne. Dagger will ask Brahne if she was responsible for what happened to Burmecia. Brahne will admit it just because she wanted to prevent resistance. When youíre asked to choose from 2 options, just choose any. Kuja will then arrive at the scene. He will go to Dagger and put here into deep slumber. Brahne will then order the preparation to extract Daggerís Eidolons. Then, youíll see Zorn and Thorn extract the eidolons. ================= CLEYRA SETTLEMENT ================= Items: Remedy Ether Phoenix Down Phoenix Pinion Elixir The scene will then revert to Zidane and co. Youíll see them at the observatory. Freya will ask you and you can choose any of the options. After that, Zidane and Freya decide to go down to see what really happened. Zidane will now look for Vivi. Youíll get to control Freya. Now, go first to the inn. In the second floor, youíll see Stiltzkin. You can buy another set of items from him. You can get Hi Potion, Ether, and Phoenix Pinion for 444 gil. After buying the set from Stiltzkin, save your game. After saving, leave the inn and go straight to the Town Entrance. Here, youíll see Zidane and Vivi. When you regain control, just go down the Cleyra Trunk. On the way, youíll meet Alexandrian Soldiers but they will pose no problem to you. When you reach the wooden bridge, Freya will notice something. If Alexandria plans to attack, why send such a few soldiers? Puck will then come in and tells you that the town is under attack! Youíll then go immediately to the town. Meanwhile, youíll see Beatrix to the left. It seems it was her plan to lure Zidane and co. in the trunk so that they can use full force in the town. Back in town, youíll see the Black Mages terrorizing the town (theyíll kill Dan in the Process). Zidane and co. will now arrive at the town entrance. Here, youíll fight with Black Mages and Alexandrian Soldiers. After fighting, when you regain control of Zidane, go right first where you fought the Antlion a while ago. Here, youíll see Stiltzkin and another moogle. Talk to the moogle and save you game. Now, go back to the town entrance and go up the stairs. Here, youíll see the Oracles. Youíll have to guide them in order for them to escape. Choose to go to the right. Youíll arrive in the next screen. Here, just go up the ladders to the north. Youíll see the Burmecian family again. You have to choose once more where they should go. Choose to go to the left. Youíll now fight a lone Black Mage. After fighting, Zidane will go to the left. In the next screen, youíll have to guide them again. Choose to go to right and cross the bridge. Youíll now fight Alexandrian Soldiers. After fighting with the soldiers, youíll follow the Burmecians and the Oracles. In the next screen, tell the Burmecian family that it is still not safe yet. Then, youíll see 2 cleyrians. Theyíll be at the observatory. Zidane will then tell everyone to go to the Cathedral so that they can make a better stand against the Black Mages. In the cathedral, youíll be surrounded by Black Mages. Thereís no escape! Not until a stranger comes in and destroys the Black Mages all by himself. Well, if it isnít Sir Fratley! Inside the Cathedral, Freya will talk to Fratley. Something is odd. Fratley doesnít remember who Freya is. Zidane will come in and then the King of Burmecia. Fratley canít remember even the King. Then, Puck will come in. Heíll tell everyone that he saw Fratley during one of his journeys around the world. When he found him, he didnít even remember who he was. After that, Fratley will leave. The high priest will then call for you. Itís Beatrix and she got the Jewel from the Harp. She will then leave with it. The part will try to follow Beatrix. In the next area, youíll be able to control Zidane & co. In here, youíll see the people you have saved. Each of them will give you items that you can use, except the children. You can get the following items: Remedy, Phoenix Down, Elixir, Ether, and a Phoenix Pinion. After getting the items, prepare your characters then talk to the moogle and then save your game. After saving, leave the Cathedral. Youíll see Beatrix. You have to fight here once more. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOSS: BEATRIX ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Level: 17 Type: Human HP: 4736 Gil: 0 MP: 3694 Items: none AP: 0 Stolen Item/s: Phoenix Down, Thunder Gloves, Ice Brand Attacks: Thunder Slash, Shock, Stock Break Weakness: none Beatrix will be as hard as the first time you fought with here. Again, if youíre brave enough have Zidane steal from her. For Vivi, use his level 2 Magics. For Freya, use the Reiís Wind again and the Lancer Ability. As with the previous one, she can still knock you one in one hit with the Shock. Youíll also see her new ability, the Thunder Slash. Use the Coral Ring to protect you. Once you dealt a certain amount of damage to her, sheíll use the dreaded Stock Break again and bring all your HP to 1. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- After the battle, Beatrix will leave you. Sheíll then use the Black Mages as a teleporter. You characters will then follow Beatrix by using the Black Mages. Youíll now see Brahne aboard the Red Rose. Sheís dying to use the Eidolon that was extracted from Dagger by which Kuja told her that it is possible. Sheíll now use Odin to destroy Cleyra. Youíll then see a FMV where Odin comes out from the sky and charges at Cleyra. With one mighty throw of his spear, ALL of Cleyra were literally Vaporized! Brahne is amazed at the power of the Eidolon. ======== RED ROSE ======== After that FMV, youíll see Zidane and co. arrive at the Red Rose. Freya will be very sad as Cleyra was destroyed. Zidane will now notice that there is someone coming. The party will then hide. Itís Beatrix. Sheís very reluctant as she is very confident that she and her soldiers alone are enough to capture and destroy Cleyra, so why use Eidolons and Black Mages. Then, sheíll remember Steinerís words for a while. When you regain control of Zidane, go up the stairs and into the next area. Your party will try to eavesdrop on Brahne. Youíll then see a scene with Brahne and Beatrix. Beatrix will hand over the jewel that she got from the harp at Cleyra. Beatrix will not be feeling good as Brahne never even showed signs of gratitude to her. Instead, Brahne wants more and orders Beatrix to find more Jewels. Beatrix will now ask about Dagger. Brahne will order the execution of Dagger because she is of no more use to her. Beatrix will be shocked! Zidane will then hear the coming execution of Dagger and will want to rescue here. Theyíll now have to think of a way to reach Alexandria first before Brahne does. Vivi will then let you follow him. When you regain control of Zidane, go right to the next screen. In here, go down the stairs. Youíll notice a moogle run on the top floor. Go back up and to the left onto the next screen. Talk to the moogle here then save your game. After saving, go right to the next screen and go down the ladders. Move on and talk to Vivi at the end. Vivi will tell you that you will be able to reach Alexandria by using the teleportation devices here. And then, Zidane and co. will be teleported to Alexandria. ========== ALEXANDRIA ========== Item: Tent Equipment: Ice Brand Here, Steiner and Marcus will plan on escaping by swinging the cage to the second floor. When the command appears, youíll have to choose which to press, either left or right. Just press the corresponding button as to direction of the swing. The easiest way is when it reaches the extreme left, push the right button and when it reaches the extreme right, push the left button. After doing this, the cage will crash to the second floor. When you regain control of Steiner, go all the way to the left and climb up the high ladder. Note that on your way, youíll be chased by Alexandrian Soldiers. Youíll have to fight them if they catch up with you. Now, on top of the ladder, just go left towards the next screen. Here, Marcus will leave Steiner to save Blank. And then, Zidane and the rest will be teleported here. Steiner will be surprised. Zidane will then tell Steiner that Dagger will be executed once Brahne comes back. Steiner wonít believe it but Vivi will second the motion of Zidane. Steiner finally believes you and will go with you. Youíll be given 30 minutes to rescue Dagger. From the teleportation room, youíll go right to the next screen. Youíll see Marcus here. Heíll close the gate to prevent the Alexandrian Soldiers from coming in. Marcus will finally leave to save Blank. When you regain control of your characters, go south to the next screen. From here, just move on until you reach the Castle itself. Donít forget that you may encounter the Alexandrian Soldiers on the way. Inside the castle, go up to where Zidane first bumped into Dagger (Hooded Girl). From here, go north to the big door. Inside, go to the north door and youíll reach the Queenís Chamber. Dagger isnít here. Now, examine the mirror on the upper left part of the room with the purple light. Itís a lever. A path will be revealed. Now, go down that passageway. Here, go right and youíll see a rotating floor. Itís easy. Just press the X button when the field icon appears. Now, you can get the 2 chests here for Tent and Ice Brand. Now, after youíve passed through the rotating floors, go down the spiral stairs to the next screen. In here, just continue down the spiral stairs again until you reach the next screen. Here, just move on until you reach the big circular floor (a portion of it is destroyed). You can go either to the north or to the south. Go north first. Inside this chapel, youíll see Dagger with Zorn and Thorn. Zorn and Thorn will attack you because of your meddling. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOSS: ZORN and THORN ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- ZORN Level: 16 Type: Human HP: 4896 Gil: 0 MP: 9999 Items: none Weakness: Ice THORN Level: 16 Type: Human HP: 2984 MP: 9999 Weakness: Ice AP: 0 Stolen Item/s: Zorn(Partisan), Thorn(Mythril Armor, Mythril Armlet) Attacks: Meteorite, Flare, Charge up Theyíre not hard as they look. If you attack them, there will be a possibility that Thorn (Red) will give Zorn (Blue) the Meteorite Ability, which will damage all of your characters badly. Zorn, on the other hand, will sometimes give the Flare ability to Thorn. The trick here is to concentrate on beating just one of them. Use any attack. Steinerís Sword Magic is preferable. You can neutralize their attacks though. Have Vivi use any Thunder Magic, or have Steiner use any Sword Magic with Thunder. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- After the battle, Zorn and Thorn will leave. Go to Dagger. She seems dead, but she still has a pulse but in a very deep sleep. Then, youíll see an ATE of Marcus. After the ATE, youíll be able to control Zidane while carrying Dagger. Now, go south and talk to the moogle here. You can rest using a tent and then save your game. From her, go all the way back to Queen Brahneís Chamber. In the Queenís Chamber, Zidane will let Dagger rest first. Then, Zidane and Steiner will have a short talk. Later, Zorn and Thorn will come in together with, Beatrix! Youíll have to fight her again! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOSS: BEATRIX ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Level: 19 Type: Human HP: 5709 Gil: 0 MP: 4203 Items: none AP: 0 Stolen Item/s: Phoenix Down, Thunder Gloves, Ice Brand Attacks: Thunder Slash, Shock, ClimHazzard Weakness: none Just as the previous battles with her, have Zidane steal from here and then use physical attacks afterwards. Have Steiner use Sword Magic and Vivi use his Black Magic. Have Freya cast Reiís Wind in the first turn then use the Lancer ability. If your HP drops, have Vivi or Freya do the healing. After a while Beatrix will use the Climhazzard, which will bring everyoneís HP down to 1. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- After the battle, Zidane will ask Beatrix about her duty. To protect the Princess and the Kingdom at all costs. Zidane will point to Dagger and Beatrix will be shocked. Sheíll now have a change of heart. She realized that everything she did was wrong after all. Sheíll ask for forgiveness from the Burmecian People but Freya tells her that itís too late for apologies. The only thing Beatrix can do now is to protect Dagger, their Princess Garnet. Beatrix will break the spell on Dagger then she will wake up. And then, Brahne will come in. Sheíll order Zorn and Thorn to throw Garnet to prison. Beatrix wonít allow it. Sheíll defy Brahne this time. Zorn and Thorn will summon the Bandersnatch to kill Beatrix. Freya will join Beatrix and help her beat the enemy. Zidane and co. will now escape through the passageway. When you regain control of Zidane, go down the spiral stairs again. Youíll meet black Mages on the way but theyíre no big deal. After beating them, continue down the stairs. Steiner will leave your party for now to help Freya and Beatrix because they defied the Queen and will be killed. After Steiner leaves, move on. When you reach the big circular area, go south to the next screen (the north part was the chapel where Dagger was held a while ago). Here, move on and youíll be trapped again. Zorn and Thorn will come in. Marcus and Blank will now come in and save the day. Youíll then be shown a flashback as to what happened to Marcus and Blank in the Evil Forest. Now, after opening the trap gate, Zidane and co. will head outside and ride the Gargant what will go to Treno. On the way, the Gargant will begin to hesitate again. Youíll have to fight another Snake here. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOSS: RALVUIMAHGO ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Level: 18 Type: n/a HP: 3352 Gil: 1404 MP: 584 Items: Ether AP: 7 Stolen Item/s: Phoenix Down, Adaman Vest, Oak Staff Attacks: Stab, Ultra Sound Wave, Thundara Weakness: Ice This is not that hard. Have Zidane steal the items and use physical attacks afterwards. Have Vivi use his most powerful Black Magic. Dagger should be your healer. Use her Cure ability when your HPs are low. Use her also to heal status effects if they are inflicted with any. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- After the battle, the Gargant will move on. On the way, the Gargant will begin to run fast. Why? The snake will be running after you. Then, youíll see a FMV of the tunnel. Meanwhile, youíll see a scene with Brahne. Zorn and Thorn will present guest to Brahne but they wonít be allowed to go near the Queen because they let Dagger escape. The guests will come in. Youíll see a woman named Lani (sheíll be familiar to you as she is very popular in Lindblum, one of the hunters) and a red-headed man. Brahne will order them to retrieve the Pendant from Dagger. And, Brahne will also order them to assassinate the Black Mage with you, Vivi. Lani will leave now. As for Zidane, Brahne offers an extra reward to whoever kills him. The red-headed man will be delighted to hear that. After that, youíll hear an Alexandrian soldier tell Brahne that theyíre ready to leave. Where? Youíll find out later. :) ============== PINNACLE ROCKS ============== Equipments: Mythril Vest Peridot Gem Mythril Armlet In here, youíll have a short conversation between your characters. Then, an old man will appear. Heíll tell you about the Eidolons that they will always follow their masters. As for Cleyra, the Eidolon followed a Greedy master, Brahne. He will then tell you his name, Ramuh. Dagger asks Ramuh if he could help her. Ramuh will agree but in one condition, you must find his 5 manifestations in this forest. Each of the 5 manifestations contains a part of the heroís story. When you know the 5 parts of the story, rearrange it and tell him the correct pattern of the story. When you regain control of your party, go back north to the previous screen. Here, youíll see the first manifestation; hereís a part of the Heroís Story. Hero ---- ìAlthough Josephís death was not reported to his daughter, the manner of his death speak for itself. This is one true story of a True hero.î After hearing that part of the story, youíll have 4 left to go. Go south to the previous area. Here, talk to the moogle and save your game. After saving, go down the slope (donít use the upper left path). Just below the slope, search for a hidden treasure chest for a Mythril Vest. Now, go into the pond. Youíll see another manifestation of Ramuh in the pond. Hereís a part of the Heroís Story. Human ----- ìThe fact that they didnít report Josephís death to his daughter as indicative of their guilt for failing to protect him. In the end, heroes are also human.î 3 manifestations left. Now, go left to the next screen. There are 2 chest here, one to the left and one to the right above a cliff. If you try to get the left chest, youíll see another manifestation of Ramuh. Hereís the Heroís Story. Cooperation ----------- ìWith Josephís help, the troop defeated the Adamantoise in the snowfield cavern and acquired the Goddess Bell they needed to enter the Empireís Castle.î 2 more manifestations left. Now, get the chest for The Ogre. Now, go to the upper right towards the next screen. Not the green slope leading up. In the next screen, youíll see another manifestation of Ramuh at the end. Hereís a part of the Heroís Story. Silence ------- ìOn their way home, they fell into a trap set by a traitor. Joseph gave his life to save the troop. Then troop left without telling Josephís daughter, Nelly, about the tragedy.î 1 more manifestation left. Now, go back south to the previous screen. Here, climb up the green slope leading up. On top, thereís an intersection. Go up first and go around until you see a field icon. Jump to the cliff and get the chest for a Mythril Armlet. Now, youíll fall down below. When you regain control, just go south to the next screen again and climb up the green slope again. In the intersection, head south to the next screen. Youíll see the last manifestation of Ramuh. Hereís a part of the Heroís Story. Beginning --------- ìOnce upon a time, 33 small countries fought together against an empire. One day, a rebel troop visited a man named Joseph, who lived with his daughter. Owing a debt to the troop, he gladly accepted their plea for help. They headed for a cavern in the Snowfield.î After seeing all the 5 manifestations, talk to the moogle first then save your game. After saving, go to where you jumped off earlier to get the chest with the Mythril Armlet. No, go left past the field icon and youíll see Ramuh himself. Heíll now ask you to arrange the 5 manifestations to create a meaningful story. But, you have to choose only 4 of them. I choose these 4 in the following arrangement: Beginning, Cooperation, Silence, Hero. Ramuh will then why you chose hero as the conclusion. After reasoning out, Ramuh will give Dagger the Peridot Gem and he is now an eidolon of Dagger. Then, Zidane and Vivi will begin to wonder why Ramuh had to ask Dagger some questions, as Ramuh will become an eidolon of Dagger anyway. Ramuh will tell you that ìItís not what people say afterwards... whatís important is being true to oneselfî. On the next screen, choose to jump off the cliff. Youíll see a short conversation. Then, youíll see the Red Rose and the Alexandrian Fleet. They are attacking Lindblum! Youíll also see Black Mages terrorize the town. Next, youíll see another FMV with Dagger. Then, another Eidolon will show up. Itís Amethyst. It will suck up almost everything in Lindblum. Youíll now see Dagger and Zidane, shocked at what theyíve seen. Afterwards, Zidane and co. will be at the Lindblum entrance. ======== LINDBLUM ======== Dagger and Zidane will decide to go to the town. Vivi will stay for a while. Now, when you regain control of Zidane, go to the inn, rest then talk to the moogle and save your game. Next, leave the inn. Go all the way to the north until you see Minister Artania. Heíll take you to Cid afterwards. Zidane will be glad the Cid surrendered or else Lindblum would have been like Cleyra now. Lindblum Soldiers will capture Vivi but Cid will let him free. Now, Cid will talk about Kuja, the one responsible for the weapons of Brahne. The Black Mages are included as well. They saw him sometime before, riding on a Silver Dragon from the north so they assumed that he is from the Outer Continent. The party will then decide to go after Kuja to prevent supplies from reaching Alexandria. Zidane will try to borrow an airship but Brahne has control over it. Brahne gave 2 conditions for the surrender of Lindblum. First, Alexandria will take over the airships. Second, Brahne will get the Falcon Claw from Cid. Zidane will then ask for a boat, but Alexandria seized it too. But Cid has a way. Heíll tell you about a swamp located directly to the north of Lindblum that was supposed to have a way to reach the Outer Continent. Then, Cid will give you 3000 gil so that you can prepare your characters. Now, in the town, the man will tell you that you should talk to him when youíre ready to go. When you regain control, you can visit the equipment shop to the right. Talk to man here, who is the owner the shop, and heíll give you discounts. Next, outside the equipment shop, talk to the woman who is a little bit to the northwest of the Equipments shop. Sheíll offer you some Items. Next, from here, go to the upper left area towards the next screen for the Synthesis Shop. I suggest that you buy the new weapon for Zidane here. Now, after buying items and equipments, go back to the inn first and save your game (youíll see an ATE along the way). After saving, talk to the man near the fountain now and heíll take you to the castle where Cid is waiting at the Base Level. Youíll then see another ATE of Brahne. After the ATE, Zidane will go to the lift to the Base Level. Here, Cid will give you the treasure of Lindblum. The map of the entire world. And then, youíll see anther ATE. After that ATE, youíll ride the trolley and arrive at the Dragonís Gate. Here, you can buy again from the man. Then, talk to the moogle and save your game. After saving your game, exit to the world map ========= WORLD MAP ========= Take a look at your map, youíll see the Quís Marsh to the north of Lindblum. Now, letís head there. ========== QUís MARSH ========== Upon entering, just move forward to the next screen. Here, youíll see a very familiar scenery. Youíll see Mogster and Moggy! You can ask him again about the different basics of the game. Now, if you ask Mogster for directions, heíll tell you that you should talk to the Qu guys here. They might know something. Now, go through the hole behind Mogster to reach the next area. In here, all that youíll see is grass. Press the Select button so that the Here Icon will appear and will show you where you are. In the grass, just go all the way to the north until you reach a screen with a Qu and a swamp with Frogs. Now, cross the bridge and head north to the next screen. Here, youíll see a house. Go in. Talk to the Qu inside. Youíll ask him if you know some excavation sites around. He canít remember if there are any. The Qu will tell you to find his student because his student might have seen the Site. Now, leave the house. From the house, go south to the next screen again. Here, catch a frog first. When a Frog jumps into solid ground, try to catch it. Walk to it then press X. If the frog is in the water, you canít catch it. Once youíve caught a Frog, give it to the Qu here. His/her name is Quina. Zidane will finally give the Frog to Quina. And then, Quale (the Qu you talked to earlier) will come in and scolds Quina. Youíll be brought automatically to house. In the house, Quale will tell Quina that there are a lot of things that Quina can eat in the world. Quale will tell Quina that he/she needs some enlightenment. Then, Quale will ask you if you could bring Quina with you to discover the world. So, have him in your party. Next, youíll see Zidane and Vivi talk. Vivi will notice that the man inside looks like his Grandpa. Vivi will then come inside the house again and talk to Quale. Quale will deny that he knows Quan, the grandfather of Vivi. Then, Zidane and Vivi will leave the house. Outside, youíll now have Quina in your party. Equip Quina as he/she is unequipped. Now, from the house, go right to the next screen. Here, Quina will see some Frog and she will lead you to the upper right area onto the next screen. Here, Quina accidentally brought you to the Excavation Site entrance. When you regain control enter the Excavation Site. ========== FOSSIL ROO ========== Item/s: Ether Equipement/s: Lamiaís Tiara Survival Vest Upon entering, just move on until your characters feel an earthquake. An enemy will come from behind and chases you. In the next screen, run to the right while dodging the swinging blades. In the next screen, dodge another set of Swinging blades. In the next screen, youíll jump over a hole. The enemy will then fall down the hole afterwards. In the next screen, youíll see Lani. She will try to get the Pendant from Dagger. You will refuse then Lani will engage you in battle. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOSS: LANI ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Level: 19 Type: Human HP: 5708 Gil: 0 MP: 4802 Items: none AP: 0 Stolen Item/s: Coral Sword, Gladius, Ether Attacks: Aera, Water, Fira, Thundara Weakness: none She is not as hard as you think. Just have Zidane steal from her then use physical attacks afterwards. Note that it will take a long time to be able to steal the neat equipments from Lani. Next, have Vivi use his most powerful black Magic. Quina should use normal physical attacks and sometimes, let Quina use a Potion on an endangered party member. Then, let Dagger be the main Healer of the party. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- After the battle, Lani will leave you alone. Now, go north down the stairs onto the next screen. This area might confuse you as this is like a maze of some sort. Your party will then see an untamed Gargant pass by. Now, go to the left and get a flower. Go near the big hole and press the X button when a field icon appears. The Gargantíll give you a ride. Note: all gargants in this place needs a flower before you can ride on them. When you arrive, go north to the next screen. Here, talk to the man. Youíll ask him about the exit to this place. Heíll tell you to push the switches around to manipulate the direction of the Gargant. Now, when you regain control, go Northeast towards the next screen. In this area, get a flower again and summon the Gargant. Now, when you arrive in another area, go left to the next screen. Here, flip the switch. Youíll see the path change into another direction. Now, go back to the previous screen and ride the Gargant again. Now, when you arrive in a new area, go up the stairs to the left first and go north to the next screen. Get the chest here for an Ether. Then, go back south one screen. Go down the stairs then head north to the next screen. In here, just move on until you reach another screen. In here, just Flip Switch #2. Now go back and ride the Gargant once more. After the trip, flip switch #1 again. And then, ride the Gargant once more. After the trip, move go back to where you saw the man who told you about the switches. From the man, go south and talk to Stiltzkin first. Heíll offer you a Phoenix Pinion, a Remedy and an Ether for 555 gil. After buying from Stiltzkin, talk to the other moogle and save your game. After saving, go south to the next screen and ride the Gargant. After the trip, you can talk to the man here and buy items from him. After buying, if necessary, go up the stairs. In here, flip switch #4. Then go right to the next screen. Ride another Gargant. After the trip, just go to the right onto the next screen. Get the chest here for Lamiaís Tiara. Now, go back to the previous screen and ride the Gargant again. Now, flip switch #4 again. Then go right to the next screen again and ride the Gargant once more. After the trip, go right onto the next area. Here, youíll see vines to the right. Cling to it and try to go right. Youíll be washed down to the pond. While in the pond, press the X button and Zidane will jump out of the water. When you regain control of Zidane, go up the slopes to the right and climb up the vines to a path to the upper right. Go inside the path onto the next screen. Youíll be at the mining site. Talk to the man here. If you give him a Potion, heíll allow you to search for treasures. Now, give him a potion. Heíll now hand over to you the Pick. Go to the right and pummel the pile of rocks at the end with your pick. After 2 or 3 hits, youíll hear something. Continue on pummeling the rocks until the moogle inside is free. Talk to him and rest if you want. Buy items from his mogshop, if necessary, then save your game. Now, talk to the man and tell him that youíll now stop searching for treasure. When you regain control of Zidane again, go to the lower right path to the next screen. In here, just search to the lower left for a Survival Vest. Now, go back to the mining site. From here, go left to the next screen. In here, climb the vines and go to the left. Youíll see the last switch there. Flip it so that the Path will lead to the exit. After flipping the switch, cling on to the vines again. Now, go down to the pond. From here, go to the lower right onto the next screen (donít go up the slopes). In here, ride the Gargant and sooner or later, youíll be able to exit to the world map. =========================== WORLD MAP (Outer Continent) =========================== youíre now at the Outer continent, which is to the north of your continent. Now, just walk on until you see a structure on a bridge. Go around the cliffs and go to that place. Note: Itís not located yet in the map. =========== CONDE PETIE =========== After a short talk just outside the weird village, your party will go inside. Watch as your party enters the village, Rally-Ho! And then, youíll see an ATE. After the ATE, go north a bit and enter the door beside the other villager. In the next screen, youíll see another ATE. After the ATE, youíll notice 2 doors to the left and stairs to the north. Go to either of the 2 doors on the left. This will be the bar and the Inn. Have Zidane rest here. After resting, leave the Inn and go up the stairs to the north. In the next screen, youíll see another ATE. After that, go to the south and talk to Vivi. Then youíll see yet another ATE. After viewing the ATE, go to the lower right area and go down the stairs. Youíll be in the item shop. Youíll be shocked at what youíll see. Itís a Black Mage! Vivi will chase it. Zidane will then follow. In the next screen, Vivi continues to pursue the Black Mage. Dagger will ask what is wrong and then they will go to Vivi. At the entrance, the Black Mage got away. The man (Harold) will tell you that these Pointy-Hats come here to traded. They came from a forest southeast from Conde Petie. Your party will then decide to go there. But before leaving, go to the item shop first and buy some items. And then, talk to the moogle here and save your game. Now, go to the upper right path onto the next screen. Youíll see the equipments shop. After buying items and Equipments. Go out to the World Map. ========= WORLD MAP ========= Just outside Conde Petie, if you look to the southeast, youíll see a big forest just below the cliff. From Conde Petie, just go southeast. Go around the cliff and to the Black Mage Village. ================== BLACK MAGE VILLAGE ================== Items: Gysahl Greens Gil: 2843 gil (accumulated) Once inside, youíll see a Black Mage go to the upper right. Now, just go to the upper right 3 times then go to the upper left. Youíll see the Black Mage appear again. Now, follow him to the upper right. Youíll see a Sub-FMV where the Black Mage reveals the forest where the Black Mage lives. Once inside, your party members will be surprised at what they will see. The Black Mages here can talk! Vivi will try to find some Black Mages and talk to them. Dagger will come in but will leave Zidane and explore the town. Quina will come in next and will leave Zidane also to find more food! :) Zidane is all alone now. Youíll now see another ATE. When you regain control of Zidane, go to the house directly to the left. This is the Equipment shop. Buy stronger equipments here. After buying, if necessary, leave the shop. From here, go to the northeast onto the next screen. Go past the moogle first and into the house at the end. Inside, youíll see an ATE again. After that ATE, you can talk to Quina. Quina tries to eat the Chocobo Egg. The Black Mages try to protect the Egg from Quina. After talking to them, search around here for a Gysahl Green. After that, leave this house. Talk to the moogle outside and save your game. Now, go south towards the town entrance. Here, go to the Northeast until you reach the next screen. Youíll see 2 houses here. Go inside the right one first. Youíll be in an Item Shop. Buy items if you want then go left and leave the shop. Now, go inside the house to the left. Youíll see Dagger in here. Zidane will talk to her then sheíll leave to look for Vivi. When you regain control of Zidane, search for the hidden chest here which contains 2000 gil. Next, go up the ladders onto the roof. Here, just go to the north and search for a hidden chest with 843 gil. Then, go back down the ladders and talk to the Black Mage. Itís the Black Mage Village Synthesis Shop. Synthesize some equipment then leave the shop. Outside, go left and youíll see Vivi run. Follow Vivi inside the Item Shop. Inside the Item shop, use the back door and cross the wooden bridge and youíll arrive at the inn. Talk to Vivi. Quina and Dagger will come in afterwards. Then, youíll be asked if you want to rest. Do so. During the night, Vivi will leave the Inn. Zidane and Dagger will be alone in the room. Theyíll have a conversation. Zidane will tell Dagger that Vivi is just trying to find something. Trying to find a place that he can finally call home. And Vivi might be able to find it here in the Black Mage Village. Then, Zidane will tell Dagger a story. Once there was a man, who didnít know where he came from, who his parents were, and even what he is. One day, he left the house of his adoptive father and tried to find that place. Unfortunately, he wasnít able to find anything and return to his adoptive fatherís house. His adoptive father gave him a spanking for leaving the house. But, thereís still a smile on the manís face. At the least, he has a place to call home. Then, after that story, youíll see Vivi talk to the Black Mage again. Heíll ask about ìstoppingî or death again. In the morning, Dagger will learn something from the Black Mage. They saw Kuja in a Silver Dragon in the northern part of this continent. With Kuja around, there must be a secret to this continent. After that, Vivi will come in as well as Quina. Now, you have to go through Conde Petie to reach the Sanctuary. When you regain control of your characters, prepare them. Rest, buy some items and equipments and then, leave the Black Village. ========= WORLD MAP ========= Here in the world map, just go straight to Conde Petie. Save your game first before entering. =========== CONDE PETIE =========== Upon entering, youíll see a short talk again. Then, go inside Conde Petie. Here, just to the area where the inn is and go up the ladders to the north. In here, talk to the gatekeeper to the upper right. Heíll tell you that you must have the ceremony first so that you can pass through to the Sanctuary. Then, heíll tell you to speak to His holiness. Go back to the area where the inn is. Talk to Father David who is walking outside. Heíll tell you that the ceremony is the binding of a man and a woman. Then, theyíll be allowed to go to the Sanctuary. Zidane will ask Dagger if she wants to do it. Dagger will agree right away. Then, youíll see the ceremony being held. Youíll see Zidane thinking about some funny stuff. After the ceremony, Zidane will try to kiss Dagger but, Dagger got away :). Now, Youíll see Vivi and Quina. Have them married too! Now, Zidane and Dagger will announce to the twins by the equipment shop that they are newlyweds. The twins will let them pass. But then, youíll see a girl and a moogle steal some food from the villagers. In the next screen, the Girl and the moogle will escape. Vivi and Quina will now come in also as newlyweds. Now, go to the northeast onto the next screen and youíll arrive at the... ============= MOUNTAIN PATH ============= Items: Remedy Tent Key Items: Blue Stone Yellow Stone Red Stone Green Stone In here, you can see the Girl and the Moogle who you saw steal some food from the Villagers at Conde Petie. The Girl will be trapped in the branch and the Moogle will go away. Quina will think that the Mog is delicious so Quina will chase the Moogle. Then, the girl will be free from the branch. She will now introduce her self. Letís use the name Eiko, which is her default name. Zidane and co. will now agree to guide Eiko to her home past this mountain path. When you regain control of Zidane, go left and go up the vines and get the chest here for a Remedy. Now, down go down the vines. Go right towards the next screen. Note: If you use the Fenrir Summon of Eiko for the first time, your party will talk about it during the battle. Now, examine the statue here and choose to take out the Blue Stone. After getting the stone, go back to the previous area. Go down the vines, and head to the lower right onto the next screen. Here, climb up another Vine. Go left to the next screen and get the chest for a Tent. Then take out the Red Stone from the Statue. Now, go back right to the next screen and go down the vine. Here, just move on to the right. In this area, just move along to the north onto the next screen. Youíll see Stiltzkin again. Talk to him and you will be able to buy a Magic Tag, Tent, and an Ether for 666 gil. After buying from him, talk to the other moogle. You can use a Tent and then save the game. Now, youíll see that there are three paths to the south. The center of which is where you came from. Go to the right path first and put in the 2 stones that youíve got so far. And then, go back to the moogles. From here, use the left path, climb up the ladder and move on to the next area. From here, move forward until you see a FMV of a very huge tree. When you regain control of your characters, prepare them for a boss battle. After preparing, go to the area to the right and battle... ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOSS: HILGIGARS ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Level: 28 Type: Human HP: 8106 Gil: 2136 MP: 908 Items: Tent AP: 9 Stolen Item/s: Fairy Flute, Mythril Fork, Phoenix Down Attacks: Earthquake, Hiphop, Knock Down, Curaga Weakness: Thunder Now, try to finish of this giant as fast as you can. Donít worry about your HP as you now have 2 healers in your party. But if the battle takes too long, The giant will use Earthquake and Hiphop frequently and he may be able to knockout your entire party. So, concentrate your attacks with Vivi and Zidane. Eiko and Dagger should be in the back row and should provide support for the 2 attackers. If you have the MP, try casting the summons of Dagger and Eiko. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- After the battle, youíll have a short talk. The party will talk about Eiko and the Eidolons. Eiko will be surprised too that Dagger can use Summons also. Then, Eiko will tell you that the tree you saw was the Iifa Tree which is called the Sanctuary at Conde Petie. When you regain control of your characters, examine the statue here for the Yellow stone. Then, go right to the next screen. Here, youíll see 2 paths. Go to the one that leads to the right first. In here, get the Green Stone. After getting the stone, return to the previous screen and go up the other path (weíll deal with the Stones later). From here, just move along until you reach the World Map. ========= WORLD MAP ========= Here, youíll be on the other side of the Conde Petie Mountain Path. Go north and go to the ruins. Save first then enter Madain Sari. =========== MADAIN SARI =========== Items: Tent Ore Phoenix Pinion Stellazzio: Libra Upon entering, your party will look around. Then, moogles will come out of nowhere. After that, youíll follow Eiko. In the next area (fountain area), Zidane will ask Eiko about Mog. Eiko tells him that Mog is always by her side. Then, Eiko will pull Zidane over to the bench and asks a lot of questions about Zidane. After that, Dagger will be jealous. Now, Eiko will start to cook for your meal. Youíll see an ATE. After the ATE, youíll be able to control Zidane. Now, search around the fountain for the Libra Stellazzio. Thereís also a hidden chest in this area which contains a Tent. After getting the item and the Stellazzio, go to next screen to the left and talk to Vivi. Youíll see another ATE. After the ATE, try entering the door. The moogle will stop you from entering because Eiko is not yet through preparing the meals. Youíll see another ATE. During this ATE, youíll see the preparation of Eiko. She and the Moogles will decide on the dishes that will be served. Then Eiko will order the moogles to do specific tasks. To go fishing, dig for Potatoes, and help in the kitchen. Just select any of the moogles. Then, Eiko will start to cook. After that interactive ATE, go back to the fountain area. From here, go north onto the next screen. Talk to the moogle. It wonít let you pass because this is a restricted area. Then, youíll see Quina. Sheíll tell you that she ate rocks. Then, Quinaíll jump into the water. After that, head back to the Fountain Area. Now, go left to the next screen again and talk to the moogle by the door. The moogle will give you a tour of the Eidolon Wall while Eiko is cooking. Now, go to the restricted area. On your way, youíll see another ATE. Youíll now see Eiko prepare. Sheíll have to decide the number of people that will eat. Select any number more than 10. Next, you can put an Oglop or not. Finally, Let Mocha cook and lend a hand to the other moogle who is fishing. Eiko will get Quina! After the ATE, talk to the moogle by the restricted area. Zidane will call Dagger first. When you regain control, go to the fountain area and go south to the next screen. Here, talk to Dagger. Youíll tell her about the Eidolon wall and sheíll come with you. Now, go back to the restricted area. The moogle will let you in. Morrison (the moogle) will talk to you about the Eidolon wall. Then, Dagger will look at the murals. Sheíll recognize some of them then sheíll continue to look over to the other murals. Youíll now take control of Zidane again. Leave the Eidolon Wall. Youíll see another ATE. In this ATE, youíll see Eiko and Quina. Quina is a Gourmand and can help you cook. When asked, choose to ask Quina for advice. Quina will tell you about the water and the ingredients of the meal. Quina will need more heat so she will then have an idea of calling Vivi over and provide fire. Now, go all the way to the left and you can now enter the door. Youíll see the meal. Your party will then have their meal. While eatnig, Eiko will tell everyone that she is the lone survivor of the summoners here at Madain Sari. After the conversation, everyone will thank Eiko for the meal. Zidane will think that maybe heíll try Eikoís cooking. Eiko will be angry at Zidane. Sheíll order you to get the dishes and bring it to the kitchen. When you regain control of Zidane, get the chest to the right for an Ore. Then, go around the table and get the partially hidden chest for a Phoenix Pinion. After getting the 2 chests, examine the table and youíll gather the dishes. Bring it to the kitchen, which is to the left. In the kitchen, Eiko will you to put the dishes down. Now, talk to Eiko. Sheíll tell you more about the Iifa Tree. She says that the Iifa Tree is sealed by an Eidolon. Then, talk to Eiko and ask her help to break the seal but sheíll refuse. Talk to her again until she says she wonít do it. Now, go to the dining room and try to leave. A moogle will come in and offers you a rest. So, rest up. During the night, Zidane will see Vivi thinking a lot again. Zidane will tell Vivi to try to loosen up and not to think too much. Zidane will then tell Vivi about what life is. That itís unfair and you are what you do and you are the ones who make the choices in your life. While talking, youíll see Eiko eavesdropping on them. The next morning, the party will be at the entrance. Eiko will come in and joins you so that she can help release the seal on the Iifa Tree. Youíll now be automatically taken to the World Map. ========= WORLD MAP ========= Now, go directly to the south and enter the Conde Petie mountain path. In here, the path is pretty straightforward (unlike before) and youíll reach the other side in no time at all. Now, on the other side, go southwest onto the Iifa Tree. Save first then enter. ========= IIFA TREE ========= Item: Ruby Gem Hi-Potion Elixir Equipment: Lamiaís Flute Upon entering, Zidane will notice the mist. The Iifa Tree is source of all mist. Then, Zidane will try to go in but thereís a barrier. Itís the seal that Eiko spoke of back in Madain Sari. You can Poke it or Slam it but ití wonít budge. Ask Eiko to remove the seal. Eiko will then call on the Eidolon that seals the entrance. Sheíll receive the Ruby Gem. When you regain control of the party, go inside the Iifa Tree. In here, just move forward. The path is straightforward, donít worry. Move on until you see a Moogle. Talk to it, then rest and save your game. From the moogle, move on until you reach a circular elevator. Have Zidane try it first and then your party. Below, the path is straightforward again. Get 2 chests on the way for a Hi-Potion and a Lamiaís Flute. Eventually, youíll reach another weird area. Your party will then stand on the big leaf. It will go around towards the bottom. On the way, Mog will tell you that she senses a lot of life forces below them. Then, zombies will attack you. After beating then, when you regain control of Zidane on the leaf, talk to Vivi. He will tell you something about the Factory of Black Mages you saw back at Dali. Itís somehow connected to Kuja and the mist. Then, youíll have to fight again. After the battle youíll reach the floor below. When you regain control of Zidane, go down the stairs to the right. Now, search behind the stairs for a chest that contains an Elixir. And then, talk to Eiko and watch the green light with her. When you regain control of Zidane again, go to the lower left and search for a Field Icon. Zidane will notice that itís moving. Then, something from above will come in. Dagger will stumble down. Now, go to Dagger. Youíll see Soulcage. It will talk to you. It will tell you that the mist was sent to the world to create chaos among the leaders of the different nations. Itíll also tell you that Kuja uses the waste product of the mist in order to create the mist. You must defeat Soulcage now to rid the world of the Mist. Youíll now have to fight. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOSS: SOULCAGE ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Level: 26 Type: Undead HP: 9765 Gil: 3800 MP: 862 Items: Elixir, Phoenix Down AP: 9 Stolen Item/s: Brigandine, Magician Cloak, Oak Staff Attacks: Level5 Death, Fire Blades, Shockwave Weakness: none This is a tough one. Its level5 Death will instant kill all your characters that have a level in multiples of 5 (i.e. 20,30,25). Zidane should just use physical attacks. Let Vivi use Ice Magic. Eiko and Dagger should be the healers. If you can spare a turn, use Eiko or Daggerís Summon. And, also hope that Zidane will reach Trance! Strategy by Megat Suhamdan (shah_ff7ff8@hotmail.com): The strategy is very simple. Only four words. Just Throw One Elixir (at him of course). There, that's the strategy. Very simple huh. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- After the battle, the party will leave the tree. Youíll now see a FMV of the Iifa Tree. The Mist will be gone now and the Iifa Tree looks more beautiful. After that FMV, youíll party will be at the entrance waiting for Kuja. Vivi will talk about the Black Mages. What if they get mad at Vivi. And then, a moogle will come in and tell Eiko that someone stole something important back at Madain Sari. The party will help Eiko. Kuja can wait so theyíll help Eiko first. Now, exit to the World Map and then head back to Madain Sari through the Conde Petie Mountain Path. =========== MADAIN SARI =========== Items: Tent Elixir Equipments: Survival Vest Exploda Memory Earring Here, the moogles will call on Eiko. When you regain control of Zidane, follow Eiko and go to the Kitchen. Here, see the moogles gathered around. Now, go down the stairs here and go inside the room below the kitchen. Youíll see Eiko here. The stone that was passed down through generations is the one that was stolen. The party will then decide to find the thief for Eiko. Eiko will then leave and go to the Eidolon Wall. But then, youíll hear Eiko scream. Vivi will come in and tell you that Eiko is held by the woman you saw back at Fossil Roo. None other than Lani. When you regain control of Zidane, get the chest here for a Survival Vest. And then, go to the Eidolon wall. Here, talk to the moogle in front of the door. Ask the moogle to heal your party. Then, take a peek inside. Youíll see Eiko and Lani. After that, another moogle will come in and gives you the Exploda and an Elixir. Then, talk to the moogle in front of the door again and ask for Mog. Mog will be very scared even if Zidane assures her safety. Then, talk to the moogle again and choose to save her. In the Eidolon wall, Eiko will be put to sleep by Lani. She demands that you surrender the pendant of Dagger. Also, Vivi should be the one who will give it to her. Just as Vivi walk towards Lani, the Red- Headed man will show up and stop Lani and save Eiko. Eiko will then wake up. Lani will be outraged at what the red-headed man did then sheíll leave. The man will then challenge Zidane into a one on one battle. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOSS: SCARLET HAIR ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Level: 22 Type: Human HP: 8985 Gil: 4790 MP: 5865 Items: Tent AP: 9 Stolen Item/s: Poison Knuckles, Ether Attacks: Physical Attacks Weakness: none The man will be easy. Just use normal physical attacks on him. When Zidaneís HP reaches 600, heal Zidane right away as the man is very fast and can have 2 turns in a row. The man will also go around the battlefield. When he says ìHere I go!î, attack him as he will be returning to the center. Basically, this fight is easy but long. :) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- After the battle, Zidane will ask the man to return what he stole. Then the man asked Zidane to finish him. Zidane will not do it. He has the Stolen item back, both of them are alive, so thereís no point in taking the manís life. The man will then leave. Youíll now give the stone back to Eiko. When you regain control of the Zidane, go back to the kitchen and enter the room below. Here, Eiko will ask you if she could go with you. She promised to her grandfather that she wonít leave until her 16th birthday. Tell her that itís ok to join your party. Sheís decided to come with the party anyway. After that, sheíll keep the stone so that it wonít be stolen or lost again. Sheíll wear it as an earring. The Memory Earring. Then, Mog will come in. They will have a short talk. Then, go to the dining room and go right to the next screen. Here, search around for a field icon. Youíll hear someone sing a familiar song. Dagger is on a boat singing. Zidane will talk to her. Later, Zidane will tell Dagger about the story of Ipsen, a great adventurer. Youíll then see boat go adrift. Dagger and Zidane will head another woman singing the same song! Dagger will remember what happened to her in FMV fashion. She was the girl in the boat. She escaped with her mother when the Madain Sari was destroyed by large tornadoes while a huge eye watches from above. Then, Dagger will lose consciousness. When Dagger wakes up, she realizes that she really came from this village before she became the princess of Alexandria. Dagger decides to go and talk to Doctor Tot to know the truth. And then, youíll find yourselves at the Eidolon wall. Dagger will tell Eiko that she prays at the Eidolon wall way back when she was still here. Eiko will be happy as she is not alone anymore and decides to join you in your journey. Then the party will be at the entrance. Youíll see the moogles say goodbye to Eiko. Then, the red-headed man will come in. He is puzzled by the way how Zidane beat him and why he spared his life. Zidane tells him to join in so that heíll know why. Name him now. Letís use the name Amarant which is the default one. Now, youíll be asked to choose your party members. After selecting your party members, exit to the world map and go to the Iifa Tree once more. ========= IIFA TREE ========= Upon arrival, your party members will see the Silver Dragon and Kuja himself. When you regain control of your characters, move on until you see your characters talk about getting on the trunk of the tree. Amarant will lend a hand and takes Eiko and Vivi to the Trunk (he wonders how this dimwit was able to beat him). Zidane, on the other hand, gives Dagger a piggyback ride. Youíll see Kuja. Heíll take you as a warm-up until the elephant-lady comes. And then, when you have the chance, prepare your characters for battle. Kuja will later notice that the curtains are up and the show will begin. Youíll see a FMV of Brahneís Fleet going towards the Iifa Tree. Sheíll be so damn greedy and decides to kill Kuja and take the Outer Continent. Brahne will order the Black Mages to concentrate all magic into one spell then attack Kuja. Dagger will not believe what she sees. Then, Kuja will call some spawns of the mist and youíll have to fight them. After the battle, youíll see Kuja and Brahne square off. Now, Dagger will try to save his mother. Even though Zidane tries to stop her, she will not give up. Dagger will then ask Eiko if the Eidolon that is trapped is still here in the Tree. Eiko then points to the roots of the tree. Dagger will go there by herself! When you control Zidane, just go south to the next screen and just move on until you see Dagger. Remember that, youíll encounter some Mist Spawns on the way down. Then, youíll see Dagger call upon the trapped Eidolon. Sheíll receive the Aquamarine and Leviathan. Itís no use. Leviathan destroys the enemies by using a Tidal wave! After that, youíll see the exhausted Black Mages. Now, Brahne uses her most powerful weapon. The eidolon Bahamut! Youíll see the FMV of Bahamut rising from the ocean. Then, Bahamut will attack Kuja and the Silver Dragon. The attack injured Kuja a little drawing blood on his forehead. Then, Kuja raises his arm and the big eye will appear in the sky. It will kill the Black Mages and will corrupt Bahamut. Kuja will use Bahamut against Brahne. Youíll see Brahne and she is frightened. Bahamut aims directly at the Red Rose then boom! Later, your party will see Brahne at the short with her escape pod. Finally, Brahne finally came to her senses and talks to Dagger like a real mother she once was. Brahne will tell Dagger that she might be better off sitting on the throne. And then the inevitable happens, Brahne will die. After that tragedy, the party will go back to Alexandria using Brahneís escape pod. In Alexandria, youíll see Doctor Tot call on Dagger. Youíll also see Steiner and Beatrix pledge their loyalty to Princess Garnet. Then, Dagger will put a wreath on Brahneís Grave. Youíll then see a FMV of Dagger. After the FMV, youíll be asked if you want to save your game. Save your game and put in Disc 3. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- D I S K # 3 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=--=- ========== ALEXANDRIA ========== Upon loading Disc 3, youíll see Dagger, Beatrix, Doctor Tot and Steiner arrive at the castle. And then, youíll see Zidane at the bar with Ruby, Cinna, Marcus and Blank. Zidane doesnít know what to do anymore. Ruby and the rest will try to help Zidane. Ruby then invites everyone to watch her show at the theater. The Tantalus guys will go with Ruby. Ruby understands Zidane and lets him stay at the bar. Outside, the Tantalus guys will follow Ruby. Then, Vivi bumps into Blank. After a short greeting, youíll be able to control Vivi. Now, go inside the Bar and talk to Zidane. He wonít respond to you. Now, talk to the Lady Bartender and sheíll tell you that the previous owner of this bar and Ruby started a mini-theater. Now leave the bar. If you go to the church where you first saw a moogle, Stiltzkin will be there to sell another set of items. Phoenix Pinion, Hi-Potion, and Elixir. Outside, go left to the next screen and youíll see an ATE. After viewing the ATE, go to the Item Shop and buy some items. After buying, leave the shop and head north to the next area. Here, youíll see another ATE. After the ATE, go to the equipment shop and the Synthesis Shop to the right and buy some new equipment for your party. After gathering equipments, leave the shop and go left to where you saw the carpenter in the beginning of the game. Here, talk to Blank. Heíll ask you to join them in watching Rubyís show (so as they will not be scolded). Now, go down the stairs here onto the mini-theater. Inside, Ruby will greet Vivi. Then Blank and co. will come in. Theyíll be scolded later. :) After that, youíll see Dagger in her room in the castle. Sheíll talk to Steiner and ask about Zidane. Then, Doctor Tot and Beatrix will come in. Doctor Tot will give you the Opal, Topaz, and Amethyst Stones that contains the Eidolons that Brahne extracted from Dagger in the past. Dagger will then prepare. After that scene in Daggerís room, youíll see Eiko at a hallway. Sheís confidence that she can now have Zidane because he and Dagger is already apart. Sheíll then decide to write a love letter to Dagger. Doctor Tot will come down the stairs and meets Eiko. Eiko will ask Doctor Tot to write him a love letter. Doctor Tot will do it. Eiko will then leave. Doctor Tot notices the horn of Eiko. He remembers the time when a ship drifted ashore during a stormy night. He saw a dead woman and a baby girl with horns. The King will order the removal of the horn. Then, he and Brahne decide to raise the baby as if she is their own child. After that, youíll see Dagger in a beautiful dress. Dagger will then tell Beatrix about who she really is. But, Beatrix already knew it from Doctor Tot. Then, Doctor will finish the letter of Eiko. Eiko then tells Doctor Tot her real name and where she came from, Madain Sari. Afterwards, youíll control Eiko. Go southeast to where Doctor Tot is and talk to the moogle and save your game. After saving, leave this room. Next, go left onto the next screen and then go north. In the main hallway of the 2nd floor, go north to the stairs that lead down to the first floor. Eiko will bump into Baku! Eiko will be hanging from the edge. Eiko will then ask Baku to deliver her letter to Zidane because she canít go down and Baku canít reach her. Baku will agree to bring the letter to Zidane. Next, youíll see Baku at the fountain. Youíll see Steiner and the knights of Pluto do their rounds at the premises of the castle. Steiner notices Baku. After a short talk (or quarrel), Baku will leave using the boat. Then, Steiner leaves the area too. Beatrix will then come in. Sheíll see the love letter at the steps (Baku accidentally left it). Beatrix will then read the love letter and assumes that Steiner wrote it. Next, youíll see Zidane again. Ruby and the Tantalus guys will come in and encourages Zidane to go to bring himself together and go to Dagger. Baku will then come in and then Vivi. Vivi wants to go to the castle and meet Dagger and he asks Zidane if he could go with him. Zidane will agree. When you regain control of Zidane, leave the bar. Youíll see an ATE. After the ATE, go to the area where the ticket booth is and go north and enter the castle gate. Here, youíll see Freya and Amarant square off. Zidane and Vivi will come in and break them up. Freya will be mad at Zidane because he didnít even visit Dagger. Youíll now decide to meet Dagger. When you regain control of your characters, use the boat and itíll take you to the castle. When you arrive at the castle, just move on and go inside. Youíll see Steiner carrying Eiko. The party will then talk to Eiko. Freya talks to Eiko and then asks where she came from. Steiner will not allow you to go inside. Vivi will then persuade Steiner into letting you go inside the castle and meet Dagger. Inside, Steiner will call on Dagger. Dagger will come out of the room. The party will be happy to see her. But Zidane didnít say anything at all. Eiko will then come up and sheíll ask Dagger if they will ever meet again. Dagger will tell her that theyíll surely meet again. The two will then trade jewels. After that, youíll see Zidane talking about his feelings for Dagger. In the next scene, youíll see Eiko at the fountain. Sheíll be mad at Zidane because he canít tell Dagger his true feelings for her. Then, Eiko will see Blank and Marcus. Blank talks about the letter he read and this is the meeting place. Then, Steiner will come in. Due to the confusion, Blank will accidentally drop the letter. Steiner will look around and notices the dropped love letter on the floor. Beatrix will then come in. Beatrix and Steiner will get mushy all of a sudden as Eiko, Marcus and Blank watches from a distance. But, Baku will come in and break the Momentum! :) Baku ruins the scene. Then, youíll see the party in at the bar. Vivi will try to look for Zidane but Eiko will come in followed by Doctor Tot. Doctor Tot wants to ask Eiko a lot of questions. Eiko wants to go to Doctor Totís place. Doctor Tot will then take you to Treno. Zidane will join in and comes along. Youíll be brought to Gargan Roo. Youíll still see mist around here. Then, the Gargant will arrive and youíll head to Treno. See an ATE here also. ===== TRENO ===== Equipment: Chimera Armlet Rebirth Ring Youíll now be at Doctor Totís tower. Everyone will leave the tower and go to town. Youíll see another ATE here. Then, when you regain control of your character, leave Doctor Totís Tower. Youíll see yet another ATE on the way. Now, go to Stellaís House and give her the Stellazzioís that you have so far. Now, you can go to the Synthesis Shop, Item shop and the equipment shop and buy some goods. Save your game first at the Moogle at the entrance of the Equipment Shop. After saving, head over to the Card Stadium. Youíll see an ATE on the way to the Card Stadium where youíll get a Chimera Armlet. Here at the Card Stadium, register first at the counter to the left. Then, go inside and youíll automatically play a card game. You have to play 3 times in order to be the card game champion. After 2 victories, the man outside will suggest that you should save your game first. So, go to the equipment shop and talk to the moogle then save. Youíll see an ATE again on the way. After saving, go back to the card stadium for the Final Round. Youíll see a girl in a sailor suit and Regent Cid! Youíll now have to battle Erin, the Oglop Master. Youíll battle her cards that are all Oglops. After winning the tournament, youíll receive the Rebirth ring as a prize. After that, Zidane and Cid will talk. But then, Eiko will come in and delivers a very bad news. Something is happening at Alexandria. ========== ALEXANDRIA ========== Here at Alexandria, youíll see Kuja by the statue. Heíll summon Bahamut! Youíll see a FMV where Bahamut comes from the sky. Then, Bahamut will destroy Alexandria. Dagger will watch from the castle helplessly. Youíll see some Villagers running for their lives. After that, Beatrix will go to Dagger and tells her that the army is now ready for orders. Dagger will go to the main hall and orders her soldiers. You have to choose who among the soldiers will do a specific task. To gather information, to protect the townspeople, to contact Lindblum and ask for reinforcements, and begin preparations to fire the cannon. I received an Elixir from Beatrix afterwards. Then, after everyone leaves, Dagger will lose her consciousness. In town, youíll see the Spawns of the Mist attacking the village. Youíll be taking control of Beatrix and Steiner here. From your initial position, just try to go to the Fountain Area. Youíll be encountering a lot of spawns on the way. When you reach the screen before the fountain area, Beatrix and Steiner will have to fight continuously. After the battles, youíll see Dagger again. Sheíll try to ask for her motherís help. Then, the pendant in her chest starts to sparkle. When you regain control, go up to the hallway, which leads to the Queenís Chamber. From here, go donít go straight to the queenís chamber. Instead, go left and enter the door there. In here, just go all the way up the sets of stairs. On top, youíll see a tower appear in an FMV sequence. When you regain control of Dagger, go up the tower that just appeared. Just move on until you see a big eye on the floor. Then, youíll see Zidane and co. aboard the Hilda Garde 2. Youíll see a short conversation. After that, Eikoís pendant will sparkle too. Eiko will jump off Hilda Garde 2. Then, youíll see a FMV where Eiko flies towards Dagger. Eiko will then tell Dagger that the Eidolon is calling them. Eiko and Dagger will then call on the Eidolon. Youíll see a FMV of Alexander! It will protect Alexandria. Bahamut will then try to penetrate Alexander but Bahamut canít do it. Alexander then opens its wings and attacks Bahamut. Bahamut will be hit and he will disappear. Then, after the FMV, Kuja will call on the Invincible. Youíll see the Eye in the sky again. Youíll see a man in black inside the Invincible. He talks about Kuja and Zidane (why? Youíll know it later). Then, Kuja will talk about Garland, the black man on the Invincible. Then, youíll see Cid and the rest of the party. When you regain control, go to the tower where Dagger is. When you reach the tower, Zidane will insist on going alone. Everyone will understand and will leave Zidane alone now. When you regain control of Zidane, go inside the tower. In here, when you reach the stairs inside, youíll be shown another FMV. Youíll see Alexander enslaved by the Invincible. Garnet will be hurt. The tower will crumble and Dagger and Eiko are in danger. Zidane then rescues Dagger while Eiko hangs on. Then, youíll see Alexander and Alexandria destroyed. Youíll see Garland again. ======== LINDBLUM ======== Items: Elixir Key Items: Strange Potion Unusual Potion Beautiful Potion Equipment: Egoistís Armlet Stellazzio: Sagittarius Here, youíll see Artania and Cid in town. Baku and Blank will come in the scene. Blank will be ordered by Cid to go to Zidane and tell him to go to him. Then, youíll see Zidane wake up in the guestroom. When you regain control of Zidane, go to the right and get the chest here for an Egoistís Armlet. After getting the armlet, go up to the moogle and get the chest to the left first for an Elixir. Then, talk to the moogle and save your game. Try to the leave the guestroom. Youíll see Blank on the way. Ask him about the whereabouts of Dagger. Blank will tell you that Dagger is most probably at the Telescope. Then youíll see an ATE. After the ATE, go to the lift, go up to the upper level and go to the left stairs onto the telescope. Here, go to Dagger and Zidane will talk to Dagger. Dagger isnít talking back at Zidane. Zidane understands what happened to Dagger and tries to cheer her up. And then heíll leave. Youíll see an ATE also. When you regain control of Zidane, go back down and meet Blank. Heíll tell you that Cid wants you to go to the Royal Chamber. After that, go to the Royal Chamber to the north. Here, Regent Cid and Artania will tell you that youíll hold a meeting in the conference room. Artania will go with you to the conference room. In the conference room, everyone is here except for Dagger (didnít they notice that Quinaís not with them?). Eiko will then look for Dagger at the Telescope. Then the meeting will begin. Youíll another ATE. After the ATE, youíll see the meeting take place. Cid will tell you about hid discovery. Kuja is using his stolen airship, the Hilda Garde 1 with Black Mages on board. See another ATE. After that, Cid and the rest of the party plans to turn back Cid into a human again so that he can continue working on the Hilda Garde. Artania called on Doctor Tot and he should arrive anytime. When Doctor Tot arrives, Eiko will come in also and tells everyone that Dagger lost her voice. Zidane, Eiko, Doctor Tot and Steiner will go to the guestroom. Youíll control Zidane. Go to the guestroom. Here, youíll see Dagger. Indeed, she lost her voice. Itís because of her grief. She lost her mother and she lost Alexandria too. Doctor Tot will tell you that itís only temporary but it may take a while for her voice to return. They should keep Daggerís heart at peace. Zidane will then ask Doctor Tot is thereís something they could do to return Cid back into human form. Doctor Tot will tell you that there maybe a way to bring back Cidís human form. In the royal chamber, Doctor Tot will tell you about a potion that can reverse the changes in oneís form. Itís a mixture of 3 potions namely, the Unusual Potion, Beautiful Potion, and the Strange Potion. Zidane will then go to town to find the potions. Then, youíll see an ATE. After the ATE, go to the lift and head to the Mid level. Move on and ride the Aircab and go to the Theater District. Here, youíll see the Burmecian couple you saved back in Burmecia. Youíll see another ATE. After the ATE, the Burmecian couple will show you their children. When you regain control of Zidane, go right first in the painterís house. In here, talk to the Painter. Then, search the left corner of the room near the pipe and youíll be able to get the Strange Potion. Leave the painterís house. Outside, go left towards the Tantalusí hideout. Youíll then talk to Cinna, Marcus and Zenero. Zidane will ask Cinna for the Unusual Potion. Cinna will get it. Youíll have a short talk with Marcus and Zenero. Then, Cinna will come out and gives you the Unusual Potion. Zidane will then thank them and then leaves. Now, use the Aircab and go to the Business District. Here, from the screen where the inn is, go north to the next one. Search to the left area for the Sagittarius Stellazzio. Then, go to the Fountain area. Go to the upper right and talk to the lady. Sheíll give you the Beautiful Potion. After receiving all the potions, you can buy equipments and items at the equipment shop. You can also visit the Synthesis shop if you want. After that, go to the inn and save your game (itís optional). Then, use the Aircab and go to the castle. Now, go all the way to the Royal Chamber. Doctor will use the mixed potion on Cid. Then, Cid will change his form. But, he turned into a FROG!!! Thatís it, no more potions and medicines for Cid. He will decides to go and Hilda to break the spell on him. Then, Cid calls a meeting at the Conference Room. Cid tells you that you can use a stolen ship from Alexandria for the meantime. Then, Vivi will suggest that you head for the Black Mage Village as they may find the answer there. Cid and the party will agree. Cid will then tell you to go to the harbor in the Base Level. When you regain control of Zidane, use the lift and go down to the Base Level. Now, use the Trolley that goes to the Serpentís Gate. In here, just move on and talk to Artania. Heíll tell you that Cid and the rest are waiting for you aboard the ship. Go to the ship. There, youíll see Blank and Quina! Cid will come in and tells you that you can change your party members by talking to him. Then, youíll be asked to choose your party members. ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Note: I suggest that you do not use Dagger in battle. Have Eiko instead. Dagger has a lot in her mind and she may lose concentration during battles. Hereís what will happen. When itís Daggerís turn to attack or do any action, sometimes, sheíll lose her concentration and she wonít do the command you gave her. Youíll have to wait again for her. So, if you want a healer, use Eiko for the meantime. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ After choosing your party members, youíll be taken to the world map and youíll take control over the Alexandrian Ship. ========= WORLD MAP ========= While youíre using the ship, you can only disembark from it at the shores or beaches (just like Cidís Tiny Bronco in FF7). Itís easy to maneuver. Use X to move forward. Use Square to move backward. Use the triangle when you want to go inside the ship and talk to you party members or change your party members. Then, if you press the circle button, youíll disembark from the ship at the shores/beaches. Now, letís head for the Black Mage village. There are beaches to the south and to the east of the Black Mage Village and theyíre easy to find. When you finally get off a beach, go to the Black Mage Village. ================== BLACK MAGE VILLAGE ================== Stellazzio: Virgo In the village, you wonít see Black Mages. Vivi will head off and will try to find if there are Black Mages left. When you regain control, go to the Inn and search beside the bed for the Virgo Stellazzio. Then, head over to the cemetery. Youíll see Vivi and a Black Mage. The Black Mage will tell you that the rest of the Black Mages went with Kuja because he convinced them that he can increase their lifespan. The Black Mage will also tell you that there are 2 other Black Mages at the Chocobo Shack. When you regain control of Zidane, go to the Chocobo Shack. Go inside, youíll see the newborn Chocobo. The 2 Black Mages stayed here for the sake of the Chocobo. Then, Vivi will go out. Youíll see Vivi talk to the Black Mage again and asks a lot of things about stopping/death. Then, the Black Mage will tell you of the whereabouts of Kuja. His secret palace is under the quicksand in the eastern part of this continent. Next, youíll see Dagger thinking about something. Eiko, Zidane and Vivi will go to Dagger. Youíll now decide to head for that palace and beat Kuja. Leave the Black Mage Village and go to your ship. ========= WORLD MAP ========= Now, head to the eastern portion of this continent and disembark at the beach near the Desert. Go into the middle of the desert and youíll see quicksand. You have to choose among the 4 that you see. Just go to one of them and press the X button. If that quicksand is not the Palace, youíll have to fight a strong Antlion. If you managed to choose the right one, youíll enter the Desert Palace. ============= DESERT PALACE ============= Inside, youíll see Zidane and Cid in a room. You were captured by Kuja while you were in the Quicksand. Kuja shows a trap below you. The floor will open revealing the magma below. Kuja will then ask Zidane a favor in return for the lives of his friends. Just tell him that you have no choice. Kuja will then tell you to step out of the room. Zidane and Cid will now exit the room. Cid will leave behind to watch over the rest of the party. When you regain control of Zidane, go south. Kuja will order you to stand in between the 2 Black Mages. Youíll be transported to Kujaís room. In Kujaís room, go to him. Kuja wants you to go somewhere and get something for him. Heíll send you to Oeilvert and get the Gulug Stone for him. He doesnít want to go there because of a Magic Barrier that doesnít allow the use of Magic. Heíll send Zidane, as he is so stupid to use Magic. Kuja will also allow you to use his Luxury Transportation. Then, Kuja will allow you also to bring 3 friends with you. Select your party carefully. Remember that the place where youíll be going doesnít allow the use of Magic. So, take 2 other fighters and a Healer (Eiko or Dagger). Kuja will then summon the party members you selected. Zidane and co. will now be transported in a new place. When you regain control, just go up the stairs and move on. Youíll see that the ship Kuja was talking about is the Hilda Garde 1. Board the Airship. ======================= WORLD MAP / HILDA GARDE ======================= Youíll see the Hilda Garde fly over the horizon. Youíll now be taken to the forgotten continent. Youíll see a scene inside the Hilda Garde also. Zidane will try to talk to the Black Mages. Zorn and Thorn will come in. After a short talk, youíll arrive at the Forgotten continent. When you regain control of your characters, take a look at the map. Youíll see that Oeilvert is located directly to the south of your current location. So, head south to Oeilvert. If youíre lost, take a look again at the map. The clue here is to follow the Light Brown path in the map. It will lead you straight to Oeilvert. Now, enter Oeilvert. ======== OEILVERT ======== Items: Remedy Elixir Rising Sun Equipments: Diamond Sword Feather Boots Shield Armor Power Vest Gaia Gear Inside, youíll see a Moogle. Talk to him and buy some new equipment! After buying equipments and items, save your game. After saving, go north towards the next screen. Here, youíll see a large door. Zidane will try to open it but it wonít even budge. Then, the door will open by itself. When you regain control of your characters, go inside the door. Here in the Main Area, you can take 3 paths. Up the stairs, to the left and to the right. Get the chest behind the stairs first for a Remedy. And then, go up the stairs and take the chest for a Rising Sun. Then, go down the stairs again and go right towards the next area. Here, talk to Stiltzkin and purchase another set of items that contains a Hi-Potion, Emerald and an elixir for 888 gil. Then talk to the other moogle if you want and save your game. Then, go back to the Main Area. Here, go left onto the next screen. Get 2 chests here for the Diamond Sword and the Shield Armor. Now, go down the Southwest stairs onto the next area. Here, youíll see 4 yellow lights. It wonít respond to you. Now, go right and get the chest for a Power Vest. Then, go up the stairs. Youíll see 2 more yellow lights. Just get the chest here for the Feather Boots. Then, go to the upper left and go up the stairs. Just move on until you see an odd black ball. Examine it. It wonít respond to you either. Then, move on to the left and youíll reach a familiar room. From here, go back to the moogle and save your game as the enemies here might give you some trouble if your level is low. After saving, go to the Main Area. Go up the stairs and to the left towards the next screen. Here, examine the blue ball. It should turn into a red one. Then, get the chest to the left of the switch for an Elixir. Go back to the Main Area and go left to the next screen. Here, youíll see a projection of a planet. After seeing that, go to the place where you saw the yellow lights. You have to switch them in a particular order. First, go up the stairs and examine the upper left yellow light, and then the upper right ones. Go down the stairs and examine the lower right yellow light and then finally the one to the left. Youíll see the evolution of the Invincible. Now, go to the Black Ball. Examine it and a projection of a city will appear. Now, go back to the moogle. From there, go right and go in the middle of the circle (thereís a small set of stairs to the right). In the center, search for a field icon. It will tell you that the light here is for another purpose. After that, when you regain control of you characters again, go to the upper right and get the chest there for a Gaia Gear. Now, go back to the Main Area and head left to the next screen once more. Now, go to the upper left and enter the door there. Youíll arrive in an area where there are faces on the wall. The faces will talk to your party. It will tell you more about Terra and how it declined. Now, after talking to you, youíll be able to control your characters again. Go to the moogle (again), and save your game. Go right and youíll see another projection. This time, youíll see 2 planets merge into 1. After that, go to the upper right doorway onto the next screen. Here, just examine the green circle. Youíll see a FMV of the elevator go down. Now, move forward and examine the contraption at the end. Youíll see the Gulug Stone. But then, something will head on your way. Youíll now have to fight with... ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOSS: ARK ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Level: 38 Type: Flying HP: 20002 Gil: 5964 MP: 1374 Items: Ether, Pumice Piece AP: 11 Stolen Item/s: Holy Lance, Power Vest, Elixir Attacks: Photon (drops Hp to 1), Propeller Wind, Whirlwind, Boomerang Weakness: Shadow Man, this one is tough. Get your healers ready and hope that they already learned the Chemist Support Ability. The Ark will use Whirlwind most of the time. And it causes the Confuse status effect. All you can do is use physical attack. But, you can use the abilities of non-magic casters like Freya, Zidane, Amarant, and Steiner. Amarantís Throw ability is very useful against Ark. For Zidane, you can steal the item/equipments if you want then just use physical attacks. For Freya, cast Reiís Wind occasionally then use her Lancer. This fight will be long so be patient. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- After the battle, the scene will shift to the other party members who were left behind at the Desert Palace. ============= DESERT PALACE ============= Equipments: Promist Ring Black Hood Anklet Venetia Shield Shield Armor N-Kai Armlet Youíll see your other party members. Kuja will give Zidane only 10 minutes to arrive. If he doesnít return in 10 minutes, the rest of the party will be killed. Cid will be angry at what Kuja did! He then decides to put matters into his own hands. Youíll then see Black Mages talking about traps. When you control Cid, go south and then go right to the next screen. In here, you have to get the key which is tied at the cage of a monster. Youíre given 6 minutes to complete everything. Now, when the monster isnít looking, press the Circle button as fast as you can. When the monsters turns around, stop pressing the circle button. When you reach the cage, youíll get the Hourglass Key. Then, youíll have to put 3 weight into one of the dishes so that Cid can climb up and turn the Hourglass upside down. Youíll see 4 weights. One is made of wood, and the others are made from, Clay, Stone, and Iron. Now, place the Clay, Stone and the Iron Weights onto the dish. This is the heaviest combination possible. Now, choose to climb up. Cid will be able to go to the top and turn the hourglass upside town to save the party. After that, youíll see your remaining party members escape from their rooms. Youíll be able to control them (remember that Zidane and the 3 party members he chose are still at Oeilvert). Now, go left to the next screen. Here, just climb up the stairs. Youíll reach the entrance to the Desert Palace. Before going up the stairs, examine the lamp on the left angel. A red light will appear on the right angel. Examine the red light and then inspect the bloodstone. Youíll get a Promist Ring. After getting the ring, go up the stairs. Here, youíll see 2 gargoyle statues and a woman statue in the center. Examine the right gargoyle first and then the left gargoyle, and finally the woman statue in the center. Now, walk to the left. Youíll see Blue Stairs appear. Go up the Blue Stairs and move on to the next screen and light the lamp at the end. Then, go back down the Blue Stairs. From here, go left towards the next area. Youíll see 3 circular lamps here in the main room. Examine all 3 and light them up. The 2 north doors should be open. Go up the upper left door and move on until you reach the other side of the main room. Now, light all the 3 lamps here. The statues to the left will be gone. Now, put out the flames of the upper right lamp and the right one. The 2 doors to the north should be open and the statues to the left are gone. Go through the upper right door and go to the other side again. This time, light the 2 lamps in the center of this room (you canít light up the one to the south). The right statues will be gone now. And then, open ALL lamps in this room. 3 to the right, 3 to the left, 2 in the center, and the last one should be the one in the center to the south. Thereíll be a red light. Examine it again and inspect the Bloodstone. Youíll get the Anklet. Now, go to the upper right area of this room and enter the newly opened door. In the next screen, light up the candle near the statue of a woman. Another red light will appear. Inspect the bloodstone again and youíll get the Shield Armor. After getting the armor, move north and go up the stairs at the end onto the next screen. Here, light up the candle which is on top of the stairs. Then, move on until you reach the Library. Here, there are 3 levels/floors in here. First, light up the candle to the left. Itíll activate the ladder to the right. Now, go to the right and go up the ladder to the 3rd level/floor. Light the candle here at the 3rd level and a door will be revealed. Enter the newly opened door and inspect the bloodstone here for the N-Kai Armlet. After that, head back inside the library. Now, go down the stairs. Use the ladder that you see and go up to the 2nd level. Here, light up the candle and another door will be revealed. From here, go left up the stairs. Go all the way to the end lighting up 2 candles on the way. After lighting the 2 candles, go back inside the library. Now, light up the right candle in the 1st level. Another door will be revealed. Enter it and light another candle inside. Go back inside the Library. You should hear the sound of the moogle. In the 1st floor, go left and talk to the moogle, use a Tent and save the game (finally). After saving, go left to the next screen. Here, youíll see a Gargoyle with 2 candles. Light up the one to the right. Take note of the direction the shadow is facing, and then go through the door. Move on until you reach the opposite side. Youíll see a painting with 1 candle, and another Gargoyle with 2 candles. There are 3 candles in here. Now, light up the candle at the painting. It will give you a clue ìDare not follow those of evil. Strive to follow those of good.î If you examine the 2 gargoyles, the one to the right is the ìApostle from Undergroundî and the one near the painting is the ìMessenger from Heavenî. The clue says donít follow evil. This means that do no face towards evil (which is the right Gargoyle). So, light up the candle which is the right at the left Gargoyle. The shadows of both Gargoyles will be facing to the left. A Blue Stairs will appear at the center. As for the other clue, follow those of good, the shadow of the right gargoyle follows the shadow of the left gargoyle which is the good ones. Note: If you lit BOTH candles at each of the Gargoyles, youíll get a Venetia Shield at the left and a Black Hood to the right. Now, go around again and go up that blue stairs. In the next screen, unequip everything that you got by inspecting bloodstones here at the palace (Promist Ring, etc.). Now, move forward and youíll fight the defense system of the palace. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOSS: VALIA PIRA ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Level: 36 Type: Flying HP: 12119 Gil: 4089 MP: 9999 Items: Elixir AP: 11 Stolen Item/s: ? Attacks: Thundaga, Blizzaga, Reflect, Firaga Weakness: Water Remember, I told you to remove bloodstone equipments. If you equip any of them, the defense system will be enhanced. The bloodstone equipments will enhance its, Magic Power, Elemental Defense, Physical Defense, Evasion, Magic Defense and Magic Evade. Basically, you can just use physical attacks and use Magic or summon. Just heal your characters when your HP is at critical level. I also had a fun time using Carbuncle. The AI of Valia Pira is quite low. It attacks you even you have Reflect. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- After the battle, move forward and light the candle at the end. Now, go back and examine the Shining floor. Youíll now see Zidaneís group arrive at the Desert Palace from the Hilda Garde 1. When you regain control of Zidane, move on and use the teleporter. On the next area, Kuja will welcome you again. Heíll tell you that Zidane must come alone. When you regain control of Zidane, move on and go up the ladders into Kujaís Room. When you reach the room, Kuja will show you your other party members locked up below. Meanwhile, outside the room, youíll see your entire party meet again. Everyone will now go to Zidane and save him. But then, Eiko will be left outside and Zorn and Thorn will nab her. Now, the party arrived at Kujaís room. Kuja will be surprised as you were able to escape. Zidane is really mad now as the 4 party members Kuja has shown you are fakes. After that, Kuja will take the Gulug stone from you and then heíll leave. When you regain control of your characters, go to where the Hilda Garde is. When you get there, youíll see that Kuja already left. Now, move north to the next screen. Youíre party members will talk. Cid suggests that you follow Kuja aboard the Blue Narciss. When you regain control of Zidane, examine the lever here and kick it. A ladder will appear. Go down the ladder and move on until you reach the World Map. ========================== WORLD MAP (Lost Continent) ========================== In the world map, youíll see the Blue Narciss follow Hilda Garde 1. Youíll eventually reach a shore. When you disembark, go to the west and enter Esto Gaza. ========= ESTO GAZA ========= Item: Wing Edge Upon entering, go inside the building. Inside, youíll see the Bishop of Esto Gaza. The bishop will tell you that youíre on sacred land. Heíll also mention some pointy-hats pass by. Zidane will ask if a little girl is with them. The bishop will tell you that the path behind him is the path of souls which leads to the Shimmering Island. Then, heíll tell you that he saw a lot of pointy-hats pass by, Kuja, Zorn and Thorn and a little girl held by one of the Black Mages. Heíll tell you that they went to Mount Gulug. When you regain control of you characters, leave this area and come back again. Youíll now see a lot of people. You can talk to the bishop and rest for 100 gil. From here, go right to the next screen. Youíll reach a shop that sells items and equipments. After buying, go around the shop to the north (note, use the ëHEREí icon as your guide) until you reach the counter to the right. Search here for a Wing Edge. Now, go to where the bishop is and go up the stairs onto the next area. Here, talk to the moogle and save your game. Then, go right and move on until you reach Mount Gulug. =========== MOUNT GULUG =========== Item: Wing Edge Equipments: Gaia Gear Demonís Mail When you regain control of your characters, just move on past the house until you reach a well. Examine the rope at the well and go down. Here, you can go to the left or right path. Go to the right first. Here, talk to the moogle and save your game. After saving, search to the lower right of this room for a Wing Edge. Then, continue on to the right. Just enter the door at the end. From here, just move on until you reach a dead end and search there for a Gaia Gear. After getting the equipment, head back to where the well is. Note that youíll have to fight Red Dragons on the way. When you reach the area where the well is, go left to the next screen and enter the house at the end. Here, get the Demonís Mail. Now, leave this small house and enter the doorway just beside this house. Inside, go up and stairs and talk to the moogle and save your game once more. After saving, continue up the stairs. Here, just move on and enter another house at the end. Inside, youíll get an Elixir. But before you do, a Red Dragon will attack you. After getting the Elixir, head all the way back to where the well is. Here, examine the lever to the left of the well and pull it down 3 times. Youíll see the rope dangle below. Examine the rope and use it to go down. Below, youíll fight another Red Dragon. After beating it, go through the wall where the Dragon went in. Youíll see Eiko. Dagger recognizes the ceremony that Zorn and Thorn does to Eiko. Zidane and co. will now go and save Eiko. Next, youíll see Zorn and Thorn chant. They will be unsuccessful because Eiko hasnít reached 16 years old. Eidolons can only be successfully extracted when then subject reaches 16 years old. Kuja still insists for an Eidolon that is more powerful than Alexander to be able to beat a man named Garland. He orders Zorn and Thorn to continue the extraction, but then, Mog will come out and saves Eiko. Eiko will battle Zorn and Thorn. Mog will tell Eiko to use Terra Homing. Eiko will do that and youíll see another Eidolon. It seems that Mog is really an Eidolon and he took the form of a moogle in order for him to be close to Eiko. After the battle, Eiko will receive the Ribbon, which she gave to Mog. Then, Kuja will be surprised that he saw an Eidolon in Trance. After a short talk, he will leave. Vivi will follow Kuja and will try to ask him about the Black Mages. But then, Zorn and Thorn will move and they will merge into one. The battle begins. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOSS: MELTIGEMINI ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Level: 42 Type: Demon HP: 24348 Gil: 6428 MP: 1570 Items: Vaccine AP: 11 Stolen Item/s: Demonís Vest, Golden Hairpin, Vaccine Attacks: Viral Smoke, Bio, Venom Powder Weakness: Mini Zorn and Thorn combined is not as hard as you think. Theyíre a pretty average boss. All you have to do is to use the most powerful attacks of your characters or you can even use normal physical attacks. Just remember to heal your characters when their HPs reach about 1/2 so that you wonít have any trouble reviving a KOíd character. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- After the battle, Vivi will come in together with 2 black Mages. After a short talk, a woman will call out to you. When Zidane and co. goes to her, she will thank you for chasing Kuja away. Then, Dagger will go to her and the woman will recognize her. Cid will come in and youíll finally know the true identity of the woman. Sheís the wife of Regent Cid, Lady Hilda. After a short talk between the party, Cid and Hilda, youíll be automatically taken back to Lindblum. ======== LINDBLUM ======== Here, Cid and Hilda will talk inside the Royal Chamber. Hilda will tell Cid that Kuja is not from this world. Then, Cid will apologize to Hilda for what he has done in the past and asks her if she could turn him back into a human. Hilda will do that. Sheíll kiss Cid and then... poof! Regent Cid is human again! Then youíll see a touching scene. Meanwhile, youíll see Zidane. A Lindblum soldier will wake him up. (Notice that Zidane is having a very naughty dream with Dagger). Then, the soldier will tell Zidane that Lady Hilda called for a meeting at the Conference room. When you regain control of Zidane, go talk to the moogle in here and save your game first. After saving, go to the left and go up the Upper level then go to the conference room. Here, Zidane will see Cid in his human form (without manners as always). Then, the meeting will start. Hilda will tell you that she got info from Kuja himself while she was at captivity. Then, youíll notice that Dagger is missing. Steiner will go look for her. Then, Cid will leave the room and prepare for the construction of Hilda Garde 3. Back to the meeting. Hilda will tell you that Kuja is out of this world and is planning to use this world to achieve greater power. Kuja also said that this world is called Gaia, and the place where heís from is called Terra. Youíll see an ATE. After the ATE, Hilda will talk to you about the Shimmering island. Thereís a seal here that prevents entry. But, Kuja unintentionally told Hilda that the seal can be broken at an old castle at the northern part of the Forgotten Continent. Youíll call it Ipsenís Castle. Youíll see another ATE again. After that, the party will prepare to go to Ipsenís Castle. But then, Steiner will come in and tell you that Dagger is missing and she is nowhere to be found in Lindblum even with the help of the Tantalus. Zidane tells the rest of the party to wait for him. Heíll leave the castle and search for Dagger. ========== ALEXANDRIA ========== Here, youíll see the members of Tantalus search for Dagger. Then, youíll see Zidane and Baku at the Docks at Alexandria Castle. Baku will tell you that she saw the chick (Beatrix). Zidane will follow Baku. Youíll see Beatrix. Zidane will try to go to Beatrix but Zidane canít follow her. Beatrix will meet Baku. Baku will apologize for abducting Garnet. Beatrix forgives and forgets. Then, Beatrix will tell you that if ever Dagger went here, sheíll go straight to the resting place. Beatrix will now give you the Garnet Gem. After that, youíll be at Brahneís grave. Dagger can talk again! After a short talk about Dagger being the Queen and all, Dagger will borrow the knife that started it all. Youíll now see a FMV where Dagger uses the Dagger and cuts her hair short. Sheís not confused anymore. Right after the FMV, youíll be inside the Hilda Garde 3. ========================= WORLD MAP / HILDA GARDE 3 ========================= Eiko and Steiner will be very happy as Dagger can talk again. Theyíll notice the hairdo also. After that, youíll now be heading for Ipsenís Castle. It will be marked on the map so donít worry about going there. Then, a crew member will come in and tell you that if you want to change party members, you can talk to him. Then, choose your party members. Then, youíll now control Hilda Garde 3 on the world map. Now, go to the forgotten continent and go to Ipsenís Castle. ============== IPSENíS CASTLE ============== Equipments: Dagger Javelin Catís Claws Rod Golemís Flute Barette Stellazzio: Aquarius Items: Ancient Aroma Maiden Prayer Key Items: Fire Mirror Earth Mirror Water Mirror Wind Mirror \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ **** Notice **** In Ispenís Castle the reason why they give you all those weak weapons is to equip it and use it. I guess the weaker the weapon the stronger it is in this castle. So you should equip the weaker weapons that you have. Or just equip them as you get them. - thanks to: Neil McAloon for this info - ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Upon entering, youíll see an old castle and it looks like itís inverted. Now, Amarantís Ego comes in and tells you that he doesnít need company. He can go alone and get to the place where you can break the seal first. Allow him to go. After that, choose your party members. Now, go up the stairs into Ipsenís Castle. Inside, search to the left at once for a chest with a Dagger. Then, to the right for the Aquarius Stellazzio. After getting these 2, go inside the door at the end. In this next area, go north first and get the chest for a Catís Claws. Now, talk to the moogle and save. After saving, go to the right then examine the pole and go down. Here, just use the ladder to the upper right and move on until you reach the next screen. Here, just go north and enter another hole. It might be confusing here so letís give each of the ladders here a number. From the hole, use the First Ladder and go down. Now, move on until you reach the Second Ladder. Go up until you arrive at the next screen. Here, jump off the ladder. Youíll see the Third Ladder here. Go right past the Third Ladder and get a chest at the very end for a Rod. Now, go all the way back to the First Ladder. Go up past the hole where you came in to this area. On top, you can either jump to the left or to the right. Jump to the left first and get the Javelin for Freya. Now, go back to the First Ladder and now, jump to the right. Get the BroadSword at the end. After getting the sword, go to the Third Ladder (After the Second Ladder) that you passed by earlier and go up using that ladder. On top, jump off and enter a room. In this room, thereís a lift to the north and at the center. Go up and youíll see Amarant. Heíll leave your party now as he already proved himself to you. When you regain control of Zidane, examine the mirrors at the wall. Youíll be able to get 4 mirrors and each of them has something written on it. Wind Mirror ìMy power is protected by wind, behind a Tornadoî; Water Mirror ìMy power is protect underwater, surrounded by earthî; Fire Mirror ìMy power is protected high atop a fiery mountainî; Earth Mirror ìMy power is protected under the shaking groundî. After getting all of these mirrors, the guardian of this place will attack you. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOSS: TAHARKA ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Level: 46 Flying HP: 29186 Gil: 8096 MP: 1776 Items: none AP: 11 Stolen Item/s: Orichalcon, Mythril Claws, Elixir Attacks: Curl, Chop, Blizzaga, Ram Weakness: none This boss is bit hard. Your charactersí physical attacks will be so weak against it. So, use Magic attacks! If you have Steiner and Vivi, use Fire Magic. It proves to be useful against this boss. Have Zidane as your Stealer. Be patient though, you might spend the entire battle stealing so be contented with what you have stole. For the other character, make him/her the healer of the party. Give Ethers to Vivi and Steiner if their MPs are in critical. Itís also best to use Steinerís Flame Saber for this one. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- After the battle, Taharka will say something, ìOne is all, all is oneî. After that one, leave this room. In the next room, go south and examine the weird wall to the right. Youíve got to do a lot of things here. Now, Push the door, and then Pound it, then think. After that, push and then pound again. After that a new option will appear. Choose ìTry something Drasticî. Zidane will now kick the wall. It still wonít budge. Kick it again and then Rest. The door will open! Go through the door and get the Barette on the balcony (by the way, youíll see the first room in this castle). Now, go to the Moogle and save your game. On the way, youíll see a trap on the floor. In this same room, to the upper right of the first trap door is a 2nd trap door, if you walk over it, it will open and you will drop into the room below, where you can see the area you get to when you ride down the pole from above. There is a treasure chest here and inside is the "Maiden Prayer". Then, just continue and save when you see it. After saving, go to the west and youíll be back at the first room here at Ipsenís Castle. Now, youíll notice that a ladder appeared at the north in the center and just to the left beside the door to the moogle. Go up the new stairs. On top of a new place, go to the center and use the lift and itíll take you down. Below, get the chest for the Golemís Flute. Now, youíll see a big sword-like thing here. Youíll also see 2 pots to the left and to the right. The center potholder is empty. Now, letís call the pot to the left, Pot #1. Letís call the pot to the right, Pot #2. For the potholders, letís use left potholder, center potholder, and right potholder. Now, get Pot #1 and place it in Center Potholder. Now, Get Pot #2 and put it on the left Potholder. The electric current on the big sword-like thing will go to the right pot. Now, examine the pot to the right (Pot #1) and youíll get the Ancient Aroma. Go back to the lift and go up. Upon disembarking the lift, go left and get the chest here for the Air Racket (Daggerís Scan ability!). After getting the weapon, try to leave the castle. Outside, your party will notice that Amarant hasnít come out yet. Zidane will then go in by himself to find Amarant. When you control Zidane, go inside the Castle. Go to the moogle and save your game if you want. Now, go to the right and go down the pole again. Here, youíll hear some one. Donít go up the ladder to the upper right, instead, go to the south of this room and youíll find Amarant lying helplessly. Amarant will wonder why you came back for him. Well, thatís what a team is really for, to take care of one another and Amarant has been with them for a while already and is already a part of the team. When you regain control of Zidane, go outside the castle. Here, the party will now plan their next move. Your party will notice that the wall where the mirrors were is a map of the world. And the 4 mirrors probably pinpoint the locations as to where the seal can be broken. And Zidane will also remember the clue given by Taharka when it died. Youíll now be back at the Hilda Garde 3. ========================= WORLD MAP / HILDA GARDE 3 ========================= Now, your party will decide to take on all 4 locations at once. 2 Party members will go inside each of the 4 locations. A Crew member will then tell you that was a sailor back then and may be able to help you with the directions. Now, youíll go to the Water Shrine first. You can ask the Crew member, but Iíll tell it to you anyway. :) Now, control Hilda Garde and go south of Ipsenís Castle. Search for a structure in the water. Go to it and press Circle to go in. ============ WATER SHRINE ============ Here, Eiko and Dagger will be the ones to go in here. After that, Zidane plans the next one. Onto the Fiery Mountain! Zidane will leave and Eiko and Dagger will move on. Now, when you regain control of Hilda Garde, go to the Northeast of Esto Gaza in the Lost Continent and search for a mountain wherein itís mouth is full of Lava. =========== FIRE SHRINE =========== In this shrine, Freya and Amarant will be the ones going in. After that, Zidane will plan again for the next move. Itís to the wind shrine! When you regain control of Hilda Garde 3, go to the Southeast of Oeilvert. Go inside a small cave in between the mountains. Itís hard to see so, you must be facing south to be able to see it. Go in the wind shrine. =========== WIND SHRINE =========== This time, itís Steiner and Viviís turn. Steiner is the best member to go in here as his Armor can withstand the wind. Vivi will be following behind. Now, Zidane worries about Steiner and Vivi. But heíll be more worried as he is with Quina. When you regain control of the Hilda Garde 3, go Southwest of the Desert Palace and go to a place where you can actually see the ground shaking. Now go inside the Earth Shrine. ============ EARTH SHRINE ============ youíll see Zidane and Quina arrive. Theyíll have a short talk. After that, move on to the left. In the next screen, there will be floor traps that will try to squash you. When you see the field icon (!), quickly press the X button to avoid being squashed. Do this another time and youíre done. ======= SHRINES ======= Now, youíll see Dagger and Eiko. Thereís also a trap here that hurls icebergs! Back to Zidane. Quina will arrive to the place where to put the mirror. Go to it and someone will talk to Zidane and Quina. After that, youíll see Freya and Amarant. Just before Freya put the mirror, the Fire Guard will show up. Next one, Zidane and Quina will see the Earth Guard. Then, youíll see Amarant and Freya again. After a short discussion with the Fire Guard, theyíll begin to fight (donít worry you need not control them). Next, youíll see Vivi and Steiner this time. Vivi is scared as he may miss the target. Steiner will try to keep the monster at bay because the Wind Guard is fast. Once held by Steiner, Vivi will use Magic against the Wind Guard. Now, Zidane and Quina will fight the Earth Guard. This time, you get to control them. Prepare for a hard fight. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOSS: EARTH GUARDIAN ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Level: 54 Type: Demon HP: 20756 Gil: 4512 MP: 2234 Items: Phoenix Pinion AP: 11 Stolen Item/s: Rubber Suit, Avenger Attacks: Earthquake, Firaga Weakness: Wind This boss is really hard. Hopefully, you have that equipment that has the Auto-float ability so that the Earth Guardís Earthquake, which is a very very powerful one, will be useless against you. Now, use Quinaís Blue Magic is you have one or use normal physical attacks. For Zidane, you can steal from the Earth Guard but it will only waste your time. Zidane and Quina might be KOíd if you concentrate on stealing. Just be patient with this battle. As for me, Iím very lucky to have Zidane in Trance! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- After the battle, youíll see Eiko and Dagger. Eiko asks Dagger if she loves Zidane. Dagger canít answer. Then, Zidane and the rest of the party will come in and pick Dagger and Eiko up. Poor Eiko. ;) ========================= WORLD MAP / HILDA GARDE 3 ========================= On the deck, Zidane will see Amarant. He will ask you what motivates you in doing all of these. Just choose any. After that, choose your party members. After choosing, youíll take control of the Hilda Garde 3 again. First, you can go to the south of Oeilvert and in an Island, youíll see a small cave. Go in and youíll be at Daguerreo. ========= DAGUERREO ========= Items: Elixir x2 Stellazzio: Capricorn Upon entering, you can go either to the left or to the right. Go right first and search in the water for the Capricorn Stellazzio. Move on to the right onto the next screen. Here, use the lift and go up. Talk to the man here. Itís the Synthesis shop. It has great items so buy now if you want. After that, talk to the moogle and save your game first. Now, go left to the next screen (donít go down the lift). Here, go to the left and examine the statue on the wall. Youíll hear something below. After that, continue to the left and talk to the man who is searching for a book about Eidolons. Then, go right and examine the pile of books. The book the man is searching for is in here. Talk to the man again and heíll go to the pile of books. Now, from where the man who is searching for the book was standing, go left to the next screen. Youíll be able to get 2 elixir from both sides of the second floor of the bookshelf. Go back up to the place where the man who was searching for the book was. You can go left and the person here will let you rest just like an inn. Now, go back to the moogle and save. Go down the lift and to the left onto the Main hall of Daguerreo. Here, examine the door-like structure at the end and you can exchange 20 Ores for an Aquamarine. You can exchange if you want. After that, leave Daguerreo. ========= WORLD MAP ========= Now, go to Esto Gaza. From here, go South East and search for a mountain in an island where there are icebergs. Itís the Shimmering Island. When you arrive, the ship will be sucked in. Dagger then tells you that it might be a teleporter just as in Kujaís Palace. Zidane will now think of a way to go in. None other than jump off the deck! Then, youíll see a FMV of the Hilda Garde inside the shimmering island. Your party will start to float and will dive to the heart of the Shimmering Island. ===== TERRA ===== Equipments: Coronet Mythril Racket Dragon Wrist Demonís Mail Minervaís Plate Item: Elixir Remedy When you arrive, Zidane will meet the Black man (You saw him in the Invincible when Kuja called him, back at Alexandria). He will invite Zidane to see Terra. After that, Dagger will come in. Youíll be asked to change party members again. When you regain control of Zidane, go right to the next screen. Here, youíll see a girl. Which looks like Zidane. Go down the stairs to the left first onto the next screen. Here just get the chest for a Coronet then move on to the north and get another chest for a Dragon Wrist. After that, go back up the stairs to where you saw the girl. Follow here to the north onto the next area. Here, just move on to the north. Get a chest on the way for an Elixir. Move on and see the girl again. Follow her to the next screen. Here, follow her again towards the next screen. Here, go right and go down the web. Go down to another web and get a Remedy from the chest. Now go up 1 web only. Here, go left and youíll see a gap. Jump across and get the Mythril Racket from a partially hidden chest at the end. Then, go back to the gap and choose to go down. Get another chest here for a Demonís Mail. Now, follow the girl. In the next screen, go up the first set of stairs. Now, go left and go around the wall (use the ëHEREí icon) and move on to get the chest below for a Minervaís Plate. Go back around again and continue up the sets of stairs until you reach the next screen. From here, just move on until you reach Bran Bal. ======== BRAN BAL ======== Items: Elixir Wing Edge First, youíll see a FMV where Dagger and Zidane will see the Invincible! Dagger then remembers what happened at Madain Sari when she and her mother escaped. Then, Dagger will faint. Youíll see a short scene near a green doorway afterwards. When you regain control of your characters, go left to the next screen. Here, youíll see a lot of people tat looks like Zidane! Everything and most especially the tail! Now, go inside the first house to the left. Zidane decides to let Dagger rest here. Youíll then rest for a while. After resting, youíll see Eiko outside trying to talk to the people. Then, youíll see a short conversation with Zidane and the party inside the resting house. When you regain control of Zidane, leave this house. Enter the next house to the north. Here, youíll see a lot of people. You can talk to them if you want. After that, when youíre ready, use the stairs to the upper right area of this house and go down. Below, you'll see something very shocking. Talk to the girl who you saw way back in the entrance of Terra. Sheíll tell you about themselves, the Genomes and Zidane IS a genome like them. Zidane will wonder why does he have emotions and the people here are like cold puppets with no emotions. The girl will tell you that you are... special. You have a special purpose and thatís the reason why Zidane can feel and make decisions for himself. The girl will also mention the name Garland that was spoken by Kuja way back at Alexandria. When you regain control of Zidane, search around here for an Elixir and then go back up the stairs. Youíll see the girl again. Sheíll tell you that genomes are merely vessels as the real people of Terra are actually asleep. Then, sheíll tell you that Garland is waiting for you. Then, youíll see Eiko and co. at the resting house. Dagger will finally be awake again. Sheíll ask Eiko to find Zidane for her. Then, youíll see an ATE. - Youíll see Quina trying to eat the image. Quina will also talk to Zidane in this ATE. Zidane will act like the other people here for a while. After that, leave the resting house. Youíll see yet another ATE. - This time, youíll see Vivi tying to talk to the people. They are not responding to him. Then, Zidane will be behind Vivi. Heíll tell Zidane that the people here are like the Black Mages. They are not responding but Vivi thinks that he can get into them. Thereíll also be something wrong with Zidane. After the ATE, go right to the next screen (donít go inside the house to the north). In the next screen, watch another ATE. - Now, youíll see Zidane and Amarant talk to each other about their past. Specifically about their parents. After the ATE, go inside the door to the north. Youíll be inside the house where Zidane went. Youíll see another ATE. - This time, youíll see Zidane and the Girl. The girl leads Zidane to the teleporter to meet Garland. Now, talk to Quina. Quina will now join your party. Now, leave this house by using the lower right exit again. Then, go inside the next house to the right. Here, talk to Stiltzkin and you can buy a good set from him. You can have a Diamond, Elixir, and an Ether for 2,222 gil. After buying from him, examine the blue vase at the end. Thereís a moogle inside. Examine it again and youíll be able to let the moogle free. Talk to the moogle. You can buy great equipments from the moogle. After that, you can save your game. After saving, get the chest in here for a Wing Edge then leave the house. Outside, go south and talk to Vivi. Heíll join your party also. Continue moving south onto the next screen. Here, youíll see Amarant. Heíll join your party too. Now, go inside the green light. Move on and talk to the girl. Sheíll tell you that Zidane went on his own free will to meet Garland. Eiko will now go back to the other party members at the resting house to inform them about what happened to Zidane. =========== PANDEMONIUM =========== Equipment: Holy Miter Battle Boots Gil: 20,007! When you regain control of Zidane, move on and youíll meet Garland. Heíll tell you that he lost one of his most prized Genomes. It is Zidane. Heíll also tell you about his real intentions. He plans to make Gaia into Terra. Then, heíll also tell you that thereís another genome thatís like Zidane. When you regain control of Zidane, follow Garland. On the next screen, just jump onto the floors, which look like shells. Now, Garland will tell you that the Genomes are just vessels for the souls of the people of Terra. Then, heíll tell you something about the other genome that has a strong will. He used him as a servant. And his name is Kuja and he is somehow related to Zidane just like brothers. Move on to the next screen. Garland will not tell you the mission of Kuja. It is to bring war and chaos in Gaia. At first, Kuja was really frightened to know that thereís another one that is more powerful than he is so he discarded Zidane and brought him to Gaia. Now, follow Garland again. Heíll finally tell you that he really wants to disrupt the souls in Gaia so that the souls of the people of Terra can fill be filed in. Then, Gaia will now become Terra afterwards. Garland will take you to the observatory where he looks at the present condition of Gaia and Terra. Then, heíll also tell you about the Iifa tree that it is the one that disrupts Gaia. Then, heíll tell Zidane that Kuja is not immortal. Heíll die someday and he will need a new ìAngel of Deathî. And that would be none other that Zidane. Zidane will refuse, as he loves his experience with his friends in Gaia. Heíll become an ìAngel of Deathî not to Gaia but to Garland! How foolish! Garland will then disrupt Zidane and heíll lose consciousness. Next, youíll see Kuja arrive at Terra. He really wants more power and heíll do everything to get it. He decides to stop Garland and Zidane. Then, youíll have a glimpse of the Invincible. After that, youíll see Zidaneís thoughts. Then youíll see him sitting on a chair. Heís losing it! He doesnít know who he is or what he is and he is very ver confused. Heíll see some flashbacks of the team. Some words from each of the party members. Then, Vivi and Eiko will wake Zidane up. They came to save Zidane. But Zidane ignores them and called them dimwits! Eiko and Vivi will be trapped behind. (These scene and the following scenes are very exciting!) In the next screen, youíll engage in a battle. Here, just attack. Then, Freya will come in and helps you out. Then, Amarant will lend a hand also. Zidane will leave the 2 just like what he did to Eiko and Vivi! Amarant and Freya will be puzzled as to why Zidane is acting like this. Then, at the next area, youíll see Steiner and Quina. Theyíre in a battle. Zidane will come in and helps but itís just a coincidence as he just passed by. After the battle heíll leave the 2 also. Heíll tell Steiner and Quina that he canít be with them anymore. Steiner and Quina will be puzzled also. In the next screen, youíll fight again. This time, when the enemy used its Smash ability, it will bring your HP back to 1. Then, Dagger will come in a cures your completely. Sheíll help you in the battle. After that, Zidane and Dagger will talk. Zidane doesnít want the party to be involved anymore. Then, Steiner and Quina will come in. Theyíll show Zidane the true meaning of Friendship. After that, Zidane will finally get a hold of himself. You must now head back as the other 4 party members are trapped. Now, Zidane, Dagger, Steiner, and Quina will be together. Go to the right. When you reach the other party members, Zidane will apologize to everyone for acting like a dud. Then, Zidane will promise to everyone that he will never leave again and theyíll always be together until the end. When you regain control of Zidane, go all the way to right until you reach the chair where Zidane sat. Examine it and youíll get the Holy Miter. After getting it, go back to the left area and talk to the moogle and save. You can level up here if you want. The moogle has a mogshop so you donít have to worry about items. Also, buy the equipments from the moogle if you donít have them yet. :) After saving, go all the way to the left until you reach a room with lots of little pot-like thingies. Examine the switch to the north (Itís shape is round), and light will come out of the pots. Continue to the left and move on until you see a weird switch with an image of a platform. You have to set the Heading here to adjust the moving platform at the next screen. First choose Heading #3. Then, go left to the next screen. Here, itís quite confusing if I explain in words only. There are 3 sets of platforms here and here are their positions according to what you will actually see in your TV screens. Set 1: (lower platforms) _ |2| - _ _ |1| |3| - - Set 2: (middle platforms) _ |5| - _ |4| - _ |6| _ Set 3: (top platforms) _ |9| _ - |7| _ - |8| - Now, you selected heading #3, right? So, go to Platform #2 and use the moving platform there. It will take you to Platform #5. Here, go to the upper right and walk up (use the ìHEREî icon and youíll see where Zidane is) to the top platforms. Here, use Platform #8 and get 20007 gil from the chest. Go all the way back down (just use the platforms that you went through in order to get back) to the switch for the heading. Now, select Heading #4. Go back to the left onto the area with the platforms. Now, use platform #3. It will take you to Platform #6. From here, just go up to the top platforms and use Platform #7. Choose to go up to the next floor. In here, just go south and move on until you see a teleporter. Use it and go to the next floor. After using the platform, youíll be taken to a room with lots of teleporters. First, let call your current position as START. Now, go right and youíll see 2 teleporters. Use the lower one and youíll be able to get the Battle Boots. Now, go back to START and use the other teleporter to the north and youíll reach the moogle. Prepare your equipments then talk to the moogle and Rest then finally, save your game. When youíre ready, continue on to the right until you meet Garland. Youíll just see a short conversation between Garland and the party then, Garland will call on a Silver Dragon and youíll have to fight with it. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOSS: SILVER DRAGON ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Level: 58 Type: Dragon/Flying HP: 24055 Gil: 5240 MP: 9999 Items: Wing Edge AP: 13 Stolen Item/s: Kaiser Knuckles, Dragon Mail, Elixir Attacks: Claw, Aerial Slash, Twister Weakness: none The silver dragon is easy. Just attack however you want (either use physical or magic attacks). If your HP is at critical, heal at once! Youíll eventually beat the Dragon. Note: Use Thunder Magic. Iíve seen that itís more effective than Fire and Ice. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- After that, Zidane will ask Garland about his true intentions. Garland will simply say that he wants the restoration of Terra and he was created to fulfill that. Now, youíll fight Garland himself. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOSS: GARLAND ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Level: 62 Type: Human HP: 40728 Gil: 0 MP: 9999 Items: none AP: 0 Stolen Item/s: Dark Gear, Ninja Gear, Battle Boots Attacks: Psychokinesis, Stop, Flare, Wave Weakness: none Garland sure is tough! Fortunately, I equipped the Man Eater ability of Zidane and pummeled Garland to oblivion! (exaggerated) I have Dagger, Vivi and Steiner with me. Dagger is the Healer. Vivi should use Magic and support Dagger in healing the party. For Steiner, physical attacks will do, donít bother using Sword Magic as the damage will be the same. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- After the battle with Garland, youíll see a FMV of the Invincible. Kuja is controlling it. Then heíll go down to you. He desperately wants the power to control every soul! Now that the invincible is with him, it is very much possible. Then, as youíre of no use to him, heíll engage you in battle. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOSS: KUJA ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Level: 64 Type: Human HP: 42382 Gil: 0 MP: 9999 Items: none AP: 0 Stolen Item/s: Light Robe, Carabini Mail, Ether Attacks: Demi, Thundaga, Ultima Weakness: none Kuja is so cocky! Donít use Viviís Black Magic as it only do more or less half the normal damage. Just use physical attacks with the other party members. If you have Dagger and Eiko, their purpose should be healer only. When you defeat him, heíll get into Trance! Heíll change into a more devilish form. Heíll unleash Ultima at your party and youíll be annihilated. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- After the battle, youíll talk to Kuja. Heíll tell you that he learned Trance from the Moogle he saw at Mt. Gulug (Mog). And he used the souls the Invincible got to give him more power, which includes the soul of Brahne. Then, Kuja will divert his attention towards Garland. Kuja will kick Garland until he falls down from the cliff. Then, Garland finally reveals the true purpose of Kuja. He is only meant to live until Zidane, the much deserving genome, grows up. Kuja will be Mad and wonít believe it. Then, youíll see a FMV of Kuja destroying Terra. Everything will be in shambles! After the FMV, youíll see Zidane. Heíll go back to Bran Bal and save the genomes. Eiko and the rest will go to the Invincible and use it to escape. Dagger will then come along with Zidane so make sure heíll never leave again. When you regain control of Zidane, just go to the right until you reach the lift with lots of eyes. After a short talk, go to the list and youíll be back at Bran Bal. Then, youíll see Eiko and the rest of the party. Youíll see Quina upset because thereís no good food here in Terra. Meanwhile, Zidane and Dagger will talk to the Genomes in Bran Bal to convince them to evacuate the place. Then, Eiko and the rest of the party will arrive inside the Invincible. Then, Zidane will talk to the girl. Her name is Mikoto. After knowing her name Zidane will take her to the Invincible. Now, youíll see a FMV of the Invincible escaping from Terra. In Gaia, the Invincible will appear at the ocean. Next, youíll see the party inside the Invincible. Youíll see a short conversation about Kuja then Steiner will come in and tries to show you something. On the deck, youíll see Mist covering all of Gaia. Now, youíll be asked to save your game. Save it and them put in Disc 4! =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- D I S K # 4 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=--=- ================== BLACK MAGE VILLAGE ================== Here, youíll see Vivi talk to the Black Mage at the cemetery. Vivi will thank the Black Mage for allowing the Genomes to stay here. Itís no problem for the Black Mages and theyíre going along pretty well. Then, Zidane will come in. Zidane and the Black Mage (practically everybody except Kuja), hopes for a future where everyone will get along with each other and live in peace. Now, youíll see some scenes with the Genomes. First, youíll see Eiko, a Genome, a Black Mage and the Chocobo. Its name is Bobby Corwen. The genome will be scared of the Chocobo :) At the item shop, youíll see Quina here. The genome will ask about selling items and about money. Quina then tells the genome that there are only 2 types of things in the world, the one that you can eat and the one that you no can eat. Quina made it more confusing. After that, see Freya and Amarant outside. Theyíll see a genome and a Black Mage starting out to be friends. Finally, youíll see Dagger and Steiner at the town entrance. Steiner suggests that you visit Cid. Dagger doesnít want them to worry again so itís better not to tell Cid. Zidane will come in and then Mikoto. Mikoto will tell you that you have no chance against Kuja. Zidane may be weaker but hey, itís the one who persevere wins. Now, Zidane decides on the final destination, Iifa Tree. Youíll now take control of the faster Invincible Airship. Right now, you can do anything you want. Cards, Chocobo, level up, shop, talk to people, discover secret. Iíll fill in side quests if there are new ones. For the Chocobo and the Cards, they have their own section in this guide. Check them out for the info. If youíre ready for the final showdown, go to the Iifa Tree and press the Circle button when you get there. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= S I D E Q U E S T S -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=--=-= ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- SIDE QUEST #1 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- GOLD CHOCOBO AND CHOCOBOíS PARADISE TREASURES Just like in Final Fantasy 7, youíll be able to evolve Choco into different colors and learn some abilities in the process. There are 5 abilities that Choco can have. Field, Reef, Mountain, Sea, Sky. For the complete guide, check the Chocobo Section at the bottom of this part of the guide. Youíll see almost everything to know about Chocobos. Besides the Chocographs, there are tons of treasures scattered all over the world. To gain info as to where these treasures are, talk to the Chocobos at Chocoboís Paradise. Note, some of the chocobos tell you 2 locations. When you talk to the Chocobo using the X button, itíll tell you a hint as to where a treasure is. If you talk to the Chocobo using the Square Button, that Chocobo will tell you another treasure. Note that you can also battle the Chocobos in a Card Game. :) Itís weird but it is true. Here are some of the treasure locations that Iíve found so far. You can get these clues by talking to the different Chocobos at the Chocoboís Paradise. 1. ìThereís a crack in the east side of a mountain at Seaways Canyon at the Forgotten Continentî Location: At the west side of the Forgotten continent is the Seaways canyon. Check one of the mountains for a crack. Thereís a Forest nearby. Note: Your clue here is a forest. Treasures: 1 Maiden Prayer, 1 Dragonís Hair, 1 Gauntlets, 1 Odin Card 2. ìThereís a crack in a mountain on Seatence Ice Field at the Lost Continentî Location: The Seatence Ice Field is located to the north of the Outer Continent. Youíll find the mountain range there. Note: Choco should be in the ground. Use Dead Pepper to destroy the crack. Treasures: 8 Straw Hat, 8 Pearl Armlet, 7 Aloha T-Shirt, 8 Sandals I canít see any benefits with these equipments. 3. ìWater is foaming in the lagoon on the southernmost tip in Forgotten Continent.î Location: Itís directly to the south of the Wind Shrine hidden in a lagoon. Note: Itís where bubbles come out. Treasures: 10 Remedies, 1 Black Robe, 1 Protect Ring, 1 Blue Narciss Card 4. ìThereís foam on the surface of the ocean between the Mist Continent and the Outer Continentî Location: Itís directly to the North of Alexandria, itís in the ocean. Youíll bubbles. Note: Choco should be at the Ocean then go to the bubble and use the Dead Pepper. Treasures: 41 Lapis Lazulis, 1 Rosetta Ring, 1 Protect Ring, 1 Airship Card 5. ìThereís a part of the Ocean foaming between the Outer and the Lost Continentî Location: Itís in the center of the World Map and on the top of the map. Itís in between Mognet Central Island and the tip of the Lost Continent. Note: Itís in the Ocean. Treasures: 50 Potions, 25 Hi-Potions, 9 Ether, 7 Elixir 6. ìAt the Western side of a mountain on Seaways Canyon at the Forgotten Continent also has a crack in itî Location: Itís somewhere above Oeilvert and thereís another forest near it. Note: Your clue is the forest (Itís different from #1 Forest). Treasures: 19 Eye Drops, 1 Madainís Ring, 1 Genji Helmet, 1 Hilda Garde 1 Card 7. ìThe seawater is foaming on the ocean surface near Quanís Dwellingî Location: Check Quanís Dwelling Sub-Quest :) Everything is there. 8. I forgot the clue here. Itís from the Fat Chocobo Location: It is exactly where the Shimmering Island was (go here only if youíre at Disc 4) Note: Thereís no foaming (bubbles) of the ocean. You must be exactly where the Shimmering Islandís location in the map. You might use more than 1 Dead Peppers because you have to search. Treasures: 10 Aquamarines, 1 Ultima Weapon, 1 Maximillian, 1 Invincible Card After acquiring all of these 8 treasures, the Chocoboís will be happy that youíll return home again. Talk to the Fat Chocobo. Zidane and Mene will be asked to leave Choco here at the Paradise. Choco will still come with you. :) After that, talk to the Fat Chocobo again and heíll give you his Card and then heíll also give you the Rare cards that youíve lost from chests/treasures. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- SIDE QUEST #2 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- MADAIN SARI SIDE QUEST thanks to Indra, Hansen, Andrew and Yosa for this Side Quest. In Disc 4, go to Madain Sari with Zidane, Eiko, Dagger, and Steiner in your party. Go to the kitchen and youíll see a familiar figure jump off. Now, leave Madain Sari and have Zidane, Vivi, Steiner, and Quina in your party. Go to the Kitchen and to the room. Just outside, youíll see Lani. She had a change of heart after being saved by the Moogles. Sheíll then tell you that there are words, written inside that room that might mean something. Go inside the room below the kitchen. Inside, search for the words that are carved near the treasure chest that contained the Jewel of Eiko. Itíll give you a clue. About going Clockwise, then counter clockwise and about the number 9. Now, go to the Eidolon Wall. Upon entering, to right until you reach the door again. Youíll hear a ìClingî. Then, go left and when you reach the door again, youíll hear another ìClingî. From here, go right and left and when you hear the 9th ìClingî, your HP/MP will be restored and all Status Effects will be removed. You can now view the other Eidolon images that you canít examine before. I havenít seen any item/equipment except for the info in the Eidolon wall. Iíll try to find out if thereís more to this one. Thanks again to the 4 boys from Indonesia who sent me this. :) The real reason for this Side Quest is to know the real name of Dagger and her Mom. Daggerís real name is Sarah and her motherís name is Jane. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- SIDE QUEST #3 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- MOGNET CENTRAL To be able to solve the mystery at Mognet Central, you should have sent ALL messages since the beginning of the game without discarding any of it. You can do this from Disc 3 onwards. Go to Alexandria and talk to Kupo. And heíll hint you about the mystery of the Mognet Central. Youíll just have to send all the next messages and the item will be revealed to you. Use my Moogle Location list in Part 2 of the guide for your reference. As for me, I did it in Disc 4 and I canít enter Ice Cavern where Mois is. For the location of Mognet Central, it is on an island north of the Outer Continent. Itís big enough to be seen on the World Map. There is a mountain range there and youíll see a crack. Use a flying Chocobo to get here and then on the ground, go near the crack and use a Dead Pepper and youíll be able to see the Mognet Central. Now, youíll see that the Machine is not working. Now, Kupo asked you to give a mail to Atla. As the Machine here at Mognet Central isnít working, go to Atla at Burmecia. There, Atla will give you a letter for Kumool. So, go to Ipsenís Castle and talk to Kumool. Kumool will then ask you to deliver a mail to Mois. Go to Mois at the entrance of Fossil Roo. Bring Quina with you and enter the Quís Marsh near Burmecia and go to the excavation site entrance. Now, talk to Mois and heíll ask you to deliver a message to Noggy. Go to Daguerreo and give the letter to Noggy. Finally, Noggy will ask you to deliver the final mail to Kupo. When Kupo reads the mail, Kupo will know that Mognet Central Needs the Superslick item and that someone here at Alexandria has it. Now, go to the mini-theater and talk to Ruby. Sheíll give you the Superslick. Now, go to the Mognet Central and give the Superslick to Artemicion. The machine will be in perfect condition now. Youíll get a Protect Ring from Artemicion for your efforts. Also, one Moogle here will tell you the total number of letters you successfully delivered. I got 25. Thatís all for the Mognet Central. - Thanks to Josh Attwood for telling the location of Mognet Central - ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- SIDE QUEST #4 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- QUANíS DWELLING Items: Ether 3x Topaz 15x Ore 9x Equipment: Tiger Racket Card: Red Rose Stellazzios: Scorpio It is found in a cave in the mountain to the west of Treno (walk past the forest). In there, just move on and get the chest at the end for an Ether. Now, go to the upper left and go down the rope. Here, if you inspect the Spring, it will recover your HP and MP as well as Remove all your status effects. If you move on, get the chest at the end for another Ether. Now, a little bit to the left of the chest (with the second ether) search in the ground for the Scorpio Stellazzio. After getting the Stellazzio, go up the ropes again and go to the upper right onto the next screen. Here, go up the ladder to the left and get another Ether. If you search around this room, youíll see a note from Quan, ìSix Months after I adopted Vivi, still too small to eatî. After that, go right onto the next screen. Here, go to the ledge and let Zidane use a Dead Pepper. Youíll automatically get the Chocobo here so donít worry about calling Choco from the world map. After using the Dead Pepper, Choco will fly and dive underwater. Choco will get treasures from below. Youíll get: 9 Ores, 15 Topaz, 1 Tiger Racket (yippee!), and 1 Red Rose Card. After this Zidane will know that you can get treasures if you use the Dead Pepper on Choco. Now, go to the Chocoboís Paradise treasure section above and youíll see the treasures and their locations. - Special thanks to Andrew Gilbert Gualberto for telling me where Quanís dwelling is - ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- SIDE QUEST #5 (TRENO) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- When you reach Disc 4, youíll be able to do lots of things at Treno. Here they are in no particular order. ------------------- 1. THE STELLAZZIOíS ------------------- In Treno, Queen Stella collects these small but precious stones called Stellazzio. Sheíll tell you that if you find real Stellazzioís, bring it to her and sheíll give you rewards for your troubles. There are 12 of them scattered around the world. They compose of the Zodiac Signs. Hereís the list of the Stellazzios I found and their respective locations. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name Location ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Capricorn In the first screen at Daguerreo, search to the right in and youíll find it in the water. Aquarius You can see it in the first room of Ipsenís Castle Pisces you can find it in the core area of the Invincible. Itís on a chest at the left side. Aries You can find it in the wreckage to the left of the item shop in Treno. Taurus You can find it behind the Item Shop (across the Inn) at Treno. Gemini At the town entrance of Treno, drop 10 gil at in the pond to the left. Do it 11 times and the 11th coin will be replaced by Gemini. Cancer It is on the first screen behind some debris on the left side of the screen. Leo At the Neptune Room in the west tower of Alexandria Castle, search at the upper right corner to get it. Virgo You can find it in the Black Mage Village Inn Libra You can find it behind the fountain in Madain Sari Scorpio Itís in the lower level, near the Recovery Spring at Quanís Dwelling. Sagittarius From the world map, enter Lindblum. Keep moving north. On the third screen (youíll see the house of Card Freak Gon), search the left portion in this area and youíll get it. Get this after Brahne destroys Lindblum and in Disc 3. Opiuchus Give all 12 coins to Queen Stella and then tell her that there is another coin.. she will give you all coins. Then go back to QUAN'S dwelling and at the lower level inspect the ground to find it. Itís exactly where the Scorpio Stellazzio was. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here are the prizes youíll get from the Stellazzios. It doesnít matter which Stellazzio you give first but hereís the prizes: 1st Stellazzio = 1000 Gil 2nd Stellazzio = Phoenix Pinion 3rd Stellazzio = 2000 Gil 4th Stellazzio = Blood Sword 5th Stellazzio = 5000 Gil 6th Stellazzio = Elixir 7th Stellazzio = 10,000 Gil 8th Stellazzio = Black Belt 9th Stellazzio = 20,000 Gil 10th Stellazzio = Rosetta Ring 11th Stellazzio = 30,000 Gil 12th Stellazzio = Robe of Lords 13th Stellazzio = Hammer Stellazzio: Opiuchus Equipment: Hammer If you managed to collect all 12 of the Stellazzios. Go to Stella and sheíll ask you if there is another Stellazzio. Tell here that there is. Sheíll give you all 12 Stellazzios so that you can find a clue as to the whereabouts of the last Stellazzio. Now, go to Quanís Dwelling and inspect the area where you got the Scorpio Stellazzio. Youíll notice that thereís something there. Itís the Opiuchus! Itís the 13th Stellazzio. Now, go back to Stella and give her all 13 Stellazzios. Youíll now be rewarded with the Hammer. ------------------------------- 2. THE BATTLE WITH THE BEHEMOTH ------------------------------- At the Weapon Shop, youíll see the monster below right? Now, talk to the man in the shop and tell him that you want to fight with the monster below. The man will agree but only one of you can fight the Behemoth. So, choose from your current party who will battle the Behemoth. Personally, I used Steiner and kept on using the Shock Ability. It deals 9999 damage so I was able to kill the Behemoth. I also included the stats of the Behemoth here for your convenience. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BEHEMOTH Type: Beast Level: 71 EXP: 53,168 HP: 24,123 AP: 4 MP: 3,338 Gil: 2,764 Location/s of enemy: Portal (Memoria) Item/s after battle: Phoenix Down, Echo Screen, Ogre Card, Lapis Lazuli Item/s you can steal: 3 Phoenix Pinions Attacks: Heave, Meteor Counter, Strike Elemental: none Weakness/es: Ice Strength/s: none Special Notes: You can inflict Status Effects on Behemoth. Use Mini and Silence and the Behemoth will be helpless! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- After beating the Behemoth, the man at the Equipment Shop will give you a Circlet for your efforts. --------------------- 3. TRENO CARD STADIUM --------------------- Here in Treno, at Disc 4, youíll be able to challenge great players at the Card Stadium. They have an excellent stock of cards and you might want to get them to increase your Card Collector Level. Hereís the list of the card masters that youíll meet at the Card Stadium. Name Cards he/she owns ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Straight Shooter Shak = Some hard to find cards Oglop Master Gon = nothing but Oglops Bomb Master Shannon = nothing but Bomb Cards Beast Master Gilbert = youíll get Behemoths and other beast cards Magic Master Thalisa = Holy, Meteor, Flare Malboro Master Joe = nothing but Malboros Weapon Master Hunt = Masamune, Mythril Sword, Save the Queen Eidolon Master Leyra = All of Daggerís Eidolons Gilbertís Teacher = I forgot his cards Worker #9 = Iron Man Cards -------------------------- 4. THE TRENO AUCTION HOUSE -------------------------- In Treno, youíll see the Auction House wherein you can actually participate in Auctions. The auctioned items are rare items and most of them canít be found anywhere else. So, if you have the money, join in the bidding. Here are the items that Iíve seen so far and the highest bid I saw for them by me or the other bidders in Treno. Hereís the auction items list: ------------------------------ Mini-Cid 1,600 gil Rat Tail 15,500 gil Dogaís Artifact 10,000 gil Griffinís Heart 6,100 gil Uneís Mirror 14,400 gil Elixir - Reflect Ring 18,600 gil Dark Matter 16,600 gil Feather Boots - Madainís Ring 7,600 gil Protect Ring - Magic Fingertip - Magician Robe 7,000 gil Thief Gloves 19,900 gil Fairy Earrings 6,400 gil Ribbon 74,400 gil Pearl Rouge 14,000 gil You can learn some abilities from these items. The Dark Matter, lets you learn Odin for Dagger. The Thief Gloves that will let Zidane learn the Master Thief ability so that you can steal everything from anyone. For the Rat tail, it can be used to get the Excalibur for Stenier but I donít have any info about it yet. Also, you sell some items to the nobles around Treno. Talk to them and they will tell you that they want to buy this particular item from you. Choose no for the first time, the noble will increase his offer for that item. Here are the items and the nobles to whom you should sell it. Item Person/Location Price Offered ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Uneís Mirror Noble (Fat Man) walking near Coffee Shop 15,000 Dogaís Artifact Noble at the Synthesis Shop 10,000 - Thanks to MogTheMogri for these infos - ------------------ 5. THE EXCALIBUR 2 ------------------ To get the best sword in the game, you have to reach the last part at the last level in Disc 4 in less than 12 hours. It may seem impossible but you can do some things to speed up you progress. a. Skip all Active Time Events. b. Skip FMVs by opening and closing the Playstation cover. I havenít done it myself so I canít make a description yet. --------------------- 6. CHOCOBO MINI-GUIDE --------------------- Items and Equipments: TONS! Iíll be explaining the steps in order to get the Gold Chocobo and to reach the Chocoboís Paradise. I have the list below but it doesnít explain the steps so Iíll put it here. For the complete Chocographs and Paradise Treasures, check the Chocobo Guide below this document. ***Step 1: When you go to the Chocobo Forest for the first time, youíll get Choco, your only Chocobo in the game, and youíll be able to play Chocobo Hot and Cold. Now, keep on digging Chocographs until Choco says that he is unable to dig for more Chocographs in this area. ***Step 2: Locate the ìHealing Shoresî Chocograph and youíll receive the Light Blue Chocobo that has the Reef Ability (ability to cross shallow waters). Mene (Moogle at the forest) will tell you about the Existence of a Lagoon. Go to Salvage Archipelago and use Choco through the puzzling shallow waters until you reach the south island and go into the cave-like opening into the Chocobo's Lagoon. ***Step 3: Dig all Chocographs here until Choco says that he canít dig any more Chocographs. Now, locate the Dawn Lagoon Chocograph and Choco will go into the Dreamworld again. Heíll evolve into a Red Chocobo that can cross Mountains. Now, Mene will tell you about an unmapped Chocobo Paradise. You canít go there yet so letís continue. Now, return to the Chocoboís Forest. There, Choco will be able to dig more Chocographs. The 2 small elevations to the left and right are included in the area where Choco digs. You can go near it and when the Field Icon appears, press X to go up. Now, dig all the Chocographs here. Then, locate the ìGreen Plainsî Chocograph and Choco will be at the Dreamworld again. Heíll evolve into a Dark Blue Chocobo that can cross the Sea/Ocean. ***Step 4: Then, after digging all Chocographs at the forest, return to the Lagoon and dig all Chocographs there (youíll get new ones). Now, locate the ìMist Oceanî Chocograph. Choco will now evolve into a Gold Chocobo that can fly! Now, you can go to the Chocoboís Air Garden. Now, fly and search the world for a big circular shadow. Use the Dead Pepper and Choco will fly high up the sky onto the Air Garden. ***Step 5: Here, just dig all Chocographs and Mene will tell you that you can go to the unmapped paradise. Leave the Air Garden and find all the Chocographs first. ***Step 6: Now, Choco must fly to the northwest corner of the map. Thereís an island there. Land Choco and use a Dead Pepper on the crack at the mountain. Youíll arrive at the Chocoboís Paradise. Youíll see Fat Chocobo here. Youíll now be able to get hints from the Chocobos about other treasures that are scattered around the world. ***Step 7: After searching around the world for treasures, go to Fat Chocobo and heíll tell you to visit all of the beaches around the world. --------------- 7. QUíS MARSHES --------------- There are various Qu Marshes around the world. They have different sets of frogs for Quina to catch. Quale will award Quina with items after catching the Frogs. Here are the locations of the Qu Marshes that Iíve listed as of now. For easy reference, check my world map at the maps section. Iíll write them here also for your convenience: 1. North East of Black Mage Village 2. South of Burmecia 3. East of Ipsenís Castle 4. Northwest of Daguerreo Now, if you let Quina catch frogs at the Marshes, Quale will give something to Quina in return for trying hard. Here are the items that I got so far. 9 Frogs = Silk Robe 15 Frogs = Elixir 23 Frogs = Silver Fork 33 Frogs = Bistro Fork ------- 8. OZMA ------- At the Chocoboís Air Garden, go to the northern air island and examine the rock formation there. Mene will feel that something is inside the Eidolon Dwelling. If you choose to examine it, youíll be given a change to regroup and plan your next battle which is the hardest battle in Final Fantasy 9. I wasnít able to beat him as he is thinking! Hereís some info about the battle. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOSS: OZMA ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Level: 99 Type: Flying HP: 55535 Gil: - MP: 9999 Items: - AP: - Stolen Item/s: Pumice Piece, Robe of Lords, Elixir, Dark Matter Attacks: Curse, Meteor, Flare, Holy, Reflect, Doomsday, Curaga, Doomsday Weakness: none This will be the toughest enemy in the game. Iím at level 75 and he still played with my party like babies! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thatís for Ozma for now. Iíll try to beat him! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- After doing these side quests, you can now head to the Iifa Tree to finally finish what youíve started. ========= IIFA TREE ========= Upon entering, youíll see one of the best FMVs in the game. Youíll see the Invincible heading towards the Iifa Tree. Then, hundreds or thousands of Silver Dragons appear to halt the Invincible. Just as the Silver Dragons approach the Invincible, something blasts them away. The entire Lindblum Airship Fleet will arrive making a path for the Invincible. The Invincible moves on but there are still Silver Dragons following them. Itís the Red Roseís turn to help. Itíll block the Silver Dragons, allowing the Invincible to move on. When you finally reach the Iifa Tree, youíll get into battle at once. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOSS: NOVA DRAGON ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Level: 67 Type: Dragon/Flying HP: 54940 Gil: 9506 MP: 9999 Items: Wing Edge AP: 13 Stolen Item/s: Grand Armor, Dragon Wrist, Remedy Attacks: Aerial Slash, Psychokinesis, Shockwave, Tidal Wave Weakness: none This is one of those tough bosses! Iím at level 58 and itís still hard to beat. Have 2 of your best attackers to the job in finishing him and have the other 2 as the healers. Beware, the Nova Dragon has the counter ability. Just try to keep your HP more than half the Maximum of your characters and youíll be safe. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- ======= MEMORIA ======= Equipments: Kainís Lance Rune Claws The Tower Youíll arrive at a strange place after the battle. Youíll see the entire party here. Then, someone will talk to Zidane. Itís Garland. Heíll tell you that this is Memoria...a place of Memories and to know the truth, you must move on. Now, youíll be asked to choose your party. After that, move on towards the next screen. Here, youíll notice a Field Icon (?) to the bottom right. You can return to the Invincible here. Now, move up and youíll notice a sphere. You can use a Tent and Save your game. Do so. After saving, go north. Before entering the door, go right and youíll find Kainís Lance. Go north through the door onto the next screen. Here, search to the left and you may battle the Master Phantom in a card game. From here, you can just move along. At the top of the stairs, there's a little balcony that sticks out from the pathway. If you go out on it, you can find the Tower for Zidane which is sort of on the right side of the little balcony. After that, Go on until you meet one of the 4 Chaos Guardians. Youíll have to fight it. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOSS: MALIRIS ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Level: 72 Type: Demon HP: 59497 Gil: 8532 MP: 3381 Items: Phoenix Pinion AP: 10 Stolen Item/s: Masamune, Ultima Sword, Genji Armor Attacks: Mustard Bomb, Sword Quiver, Flame Clash Weaknesses: Ice, Water This one isnít too tough. Physical Attacks and Magical Attacks both work well against Maliris. Just heal when your HPs are already at half. Just make sure that you have at least 50%-75% of your HPs as Maliris has a final attack, the Raining Swords, which will damage everyone. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- After the battle, go right onto the next area. Here, the party will see Alexandria Castle. Youíll see the previous FMVs that you saw when you were at Alexandria, like the ones where Bahamut appeared. Garland will tell you that these are your memories. After that, when you regain control of your party, go north (up the short stairs) and search to the right for a save point. Itís just like the sphere at the Entrance. If you search to the left, youíll get an Angel Flute for Eiko. Now, go to the right until you reach the next screen. Here, just move on until you reach an area where it is raining. Search to the left and you can play a Card Game with the Defense Phantom (Ribbon Cards). Then, move on until Zidane sees a girl at the boat. Itís Dagger and her Momís escape from Madain Sari during the night of the storm. Zidane wonders why he is seeing it. Continue up the stairs. Garland then tells Zidane that it is also his memory, not just Daggerís. Now, move on and youíll fight another one of the Chaos Guardians. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOSS: TIAMAT ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Level: 72 Type: Dragon HP: 59494 Gil: 8820 MP: 3381 Items: Phoenix Down, Wing Edge AP: 10 Stolen Item/s: Grand Helm, Feather Boots, Blood Sword Attacks: Twister, Absorb MP, Absorb Magic, Float, Snort, Jet Fire, Absorb Strength, Silent Claw Weakness: Earth This boss sure has a lot under his sleeve. I really hate it when Tiamat uses Snort. It literally snorts one of your party members out of the battle. After that, the snorted character cannot be used in this battle anymore. So, try to finish Tiamat as early as possible. Use Thunder Magic at Tiamat. You can also use physical attacks. Just try to be fast or else everybody will be snorted away. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- After that battle, search to the lower left and youíll be able to get the Rune Claws for Amarant. Then, go through the eye up the stairs onto the next area. From here, itís another straightforward path. Move along until you see an image of 2 planets colliding. Garland will tell you that it is Gaia and Terra merging into one. After a short talk, youíll regain control of your characters again. Now, go to the weird castle. Inside, use the sphere again and use a Tent then save your game. After saving, just move on to the next screen. Here, youíll see Quina swimming under the ocean. Zidane and the rest will be standing and breathing normally. Quina then feels that itís hard to breathe. Itís because Quina thinks it is real ìThe Matrix!î :) When Zidane finally convinced Quina that it is not real, and it is real to Quina because Quina believes that it is true, Quina will be able to stand and breath normally again. Now, go north. Donít go up the stairs yet. Prepare your party for a battle. Go right and search behind the coral reefs until a man asks who disturbs his sleep. Choose not to leave and heíll fight you. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOSS: HADES ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Level: 92 Type: Demon/Flying HP: 55535 Gil: 9638 MP: 9999 Items: Wing Edge, Elixir AP: 30 EXP: 65,535 Stolen Item/s: Robe of Lords, Battle Boots, Running Shoes, Reflect Ring Attacks: Judgement Sword, Cleave, Curse Weakness: none Hades is back, with a vengeance. During the battle, try to have MAX HP always. Put everyone in the back row as Hadesí Cleave ability will definitely kill your party members on the Front Row. Heíll also charge for the Curse attack, which will inflict the ìDoomî Status effect on your party. To attack him, you can just use physical attacks and Fire/Thunder/Holy Magic at Hades. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- After the battle, he will offer you his synthesizing abilities. Well, heís the legendary Synthesist after all! :) I really thought the synthesist would be at the world map. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Special Thanks to Indra, Hansen, Andrew, and Yosa for this very valuable info ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- After battling Hades and buying some very very neat equipments from him, prepare your characters for another battle. Use a Tent and Save at the previous screen if you want. If youíre ready, from the ocean floor, go to the upper left stairs and move on to the next screen. On the way if you search in a rubble, youíll be able to do a card battle against the Strong Phantom. Then, just move along and youíll fight the 3rd Chaos Guardian at the stairs. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOSS: KRAKEN ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BODY Level: 72 Type: Demon HP: 59496 Gil: 17,376 MP: 3380 Items: Phoenix Down, Phoenix Pinion Weakness: Fire LEFT TENTACLE Level: 71 Type: Demon HP: 18169 MP: 3339 Weakness: none RIGHT TENTACLE Level: 71 Type: Demon HP: 18168 MP: 3338 Weakness: none AP: 10 Stolen Item/s: Gluttonís Robe, Wizard Rod, Genji Helmet Attacks: Freeze, Ink, Water-Gun, Waterga This is another annoying battle. Everytime you attack, Kraken will use the Water-Gun as a counter attack that will deal a very big damage to the attacker. Prepare your Phoenix Downs and Curative Items/Spells for this battle. Youíll need them. Use Thunder or Ice Magic at Kraken. You can also use physical attacks at him. Heíll die eventually but it sure is annoying. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- After the battle, move on to the next screen. Here, youíll see a clock. Go to the extreme right and search for a Save Point. You can use a Tent and then save your game. After saving, go the upper left and move on until you see a large red planet. If you go to the balcony, which is just above the save point, you may have a Card Battle with the Card Master Empress. After that move on. Here, Garland will tell you that youíre seeing the birth of Gaia. After another short talk, go up the first ladder. Here, thereís another ladder to the north, search to the left first for the Ultimate Weapon of Vivi, the Mace of Zeus. Then, search to the right and youíll have the opportunity to fight the Dark Phantom. One of the Ghost Card Masters. After that, go up the ladder and move on until you reach a room with 3 doors. Try to go near the center door and the last of the 4 Chaos Guardians will attack you. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOSS: LICH ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Level: 71 Type: Demon HP: 58554 Gil: 8436 MP: 9999 Items: Phoenix Down, Phoenix Pinion AP: 10 Stolen Item/s: Black Robe, Sirenís Flute, Genji Gloves Attacks: Stop, Doom, Earth Shake, Earthquake, ? Cutter (I forgot) Weaknesses: Thunder, Wind Lich is deadly! Equip the Undead Killer for your physical attacker. Use equipments that absorb or reduce Earth-based damage. Lichís Earth Shake may kill your party members. Do prevent this, you can use Float and youíll be out of harms way. Prepare your Phoenix Down when he casts Doom and use Remedy if he uses Stop. Youíll need all the help you can get so you just canít afford to lose a party member. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- After the battle with Lich, search around to the left and youíll be able to see a save point. After saving, go through the door. Zidane and co. will be in space! Youíll then see Zidane walk on space with the stars. In the next screen, where youíll see Zidane and the stars only, press the UP button or push up on the Analog Stick and youíll reach the end. Garland will finally tell you that all memories are accumulated. Itís not just the present. Everything, from the beginning to the parents onto the children, all memories are intact and can never be forgotten. Heíll also tell you about the Crystal thatís beyond the space, which is the beginning of everything. Then, Garland will bid you farewell. He asks you to protect the Crystal from Kuja. Now, move on and youíll reach the Crystal World. From here, just move on again until you reach the Final Sphere and save point in the game. Prepare your equipments, use a Tent and then Save your game. Now, you can go back from here using the Teleport command from the Sphere. Itíll take you back at Memoriaís Entrance. But, if youíre ready, move forward and meet Kuja. After a short talk about the crystal, which is just behind Kuja, heíll call on Deathguise to attack your party. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOSS: DEATHGUISE ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Level: 74 Type: Demon/Bug/Flying HP: 55535 Gil: 8916 MP: 9999 Items: Wing Edge, Ether AP: 0 Stolen Item/s: Duel Claws, Black Belt, Elixir Attacks: Meteor, Close, Spin, Twister, Open, Demon Claw Weakness: none Yikes! Heís good. Just take note that Meteor is a non-elemental attack and will greatly damage the party. Use physical attacks and/or Thunder Magic against Deathguise. Keep your HP above 75% to prevent being KOíd. Youíll just have to attack and heal a lot. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- After the battle with Deathguise, youíll be able to control Zidane. Now, go back to the Sphere, use a Tent, prepare your characters again, and Save your game. If youíre ready, move forward again and this time, youíll have to fight Trance Kuja himself. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOSS: TRANCE KUJA ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Level: 76 Type: Human/Flying HP: 55535 Gil: 0 MP: 9999 Items: none AP: 0 Stolen Item/s: Rebirth Ring, White Robe, Ether Attacks: Flare, Reflect, Holy, Flare Star, Ultima, Curaga Weakness: none Prepare to heal your party every turn. Kuja usually make use of Flare Star. It damages your party a lot. Itís also good to equip the Auto-Potion ability to help you regain your HPís. Try to equip your party with damage reducing abilities from Elemental Attacks (especially against Fire and Holy). When you damaged him enough, heíll unleash his ultimate attack, the Ultima. All your HPs will be trimmed down to 1 (this includes even the other 4 party members whom you did not include in the battle). ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- After the battle, Kuja dies. Youíll see your party lying helplessly. Suddenly, someone speaks to Zidane. He talks about Kuja and that he tried to destroy the crystal so that he would not be alone and he would like everything to perish with him. The voice will then tell Zidane that it will start anew and remove everything in existence. Zidane wonít allow it. He chooses to live on. He will do everything in his abilities as well as the other party members to stop it from happening. Then, youíll be asked to choose your party for the final battle. All HPs are down to 1. Now, select the 4 party members. The other 4 party members will give every ounce of their powers/lives to help the group in the next battle. Each of them will give their words of encouragement and then they will disappear. Youíll be taken to the main menu afterwards to prepare your equipments. Sadly, you cannot save your game anymore. After preparing, youíll be in the Final Battle of Final Fantasy IX. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOSS: NECRON ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Level: 69 Type: Flying HP: 54100 Gil: 0 MP: 9999 Items: 0 AP: 0 Stolen Item/s: 3 Elixirs Attacks: Grand Cross, Blue Shockwave, Protect, Shell, Holy, Flare Neutron Ring, Curaga, Firaga, Blizzaga, Thundaga Weakness: none This oneís a pure cheater! Necron can attack 2 to 3 times per turn and he even uses Grand Cross and Neutron Ring consecutively! I suggest that you come here at a high level. Level 60+ should be enough. You must also have the best equipments for your party. What I did was use Steinerís Shock. Although it seems so easy because Shock deals 9999 damage to him, the problem is that heís so fast. So, just use your physical attacks! Magic attacks will less effective. Youíll beat him eventually. When he uses the Grand Cross attack, it will inflict various status effects on your party. The most common are Mini, Silence, Blind and even Death. So always be prepared to remove the status effects and heal your partyís HP. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- E N D I N G ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- ***** SPOILER ********** SPOILER *********** SPOILER ********** SPOILER ***** After the battle with Necron, youíll see a FMV of the Iifa Tree moving violently. The party will talk about the violent reaction that Kuja told them that would happen to the Iifa Tree. Then, youíll see Beatrix and Mikoto at the Red Rose worrying about Zidane and co. Mikoto will feel that Zidane and the rest are alright and tells that to Beatrix so calm her down. Beatrix will then order the Pluto knights to contact the Hilda Garde to inform them that Zidane and the rest of the party are alright. Cid will be relieved that Zidane is alright. Then, youíll see a short FMV of the Hilda Garde 3. On land, youíll see the party. Theyíll be boarding the ship. But then, Zidane will feel something. Kuja is still alive and he decides to go and save Kuja. The party will be mad at Zidane because they already here and yet he still wants to save Kuja who at first wants their deaths. But, they canít change Zidaneís mind so they each say their farewells to Zidane and then board the Hilda Garde. Youíll now see a FMV of the Hilda Garde 3 taking off as Zidane and Dagger look at each other. Now, after that sad goodbye, youíll see a great FMV of Zidane running for it through the Iifa tree to save Kuja. Heíll see Kuja beneath the Iifa tree but he misses. After the fall, Zidane will stand up and go to Kuja. Kuja and Zidane will now talk. Kuja is surprised as to why Zidane came back for him. Itís just now that he realized the real reason to live. Then, youíll see a FMV where the roots of the Iifa Tree blocked their only way out. Then, youíll see Mikotoís thoughts about Kuja that he gave them hope and a reason to live. Sometime later... Youíll see Vivi at Alexandria. Then, Puck bumps into him. Vivi wonít recognize Puck at first. Itís because the Black Mage is viviís Son! Puck is surprised. Youíll see lots of Black Mages that look like Vivi afterwards (I wonder who their mother is) Then, youíll see Daggerís thoughts. Youíll this often from here on. Next, youíll see Freya and Sir Fratley at Burmecia. They now express their love for each other after not seeing for a very long time. Next, youíll see Beatrix decide to leave Alexandria for good. Sheíll also leave her Save the Queen. Next, youíll see Amarant and Lani on the way to Alexandria. Then, youíll see Quina as a cook. Sheíll tell the others that the best dishes are made with the heart. Next, youíll see Eiko, Cid and Hilda at the lift at Lindblum. Theyíll talk about the airships. Afterwards, Eiko will call him Father! It seems like Cid liked it very much and so does Hilda. Then, youíll see Steiner and Beatrix. Steiner convinces Beatrix to stay with him together and protect the Queen. Then, youíll see the Tantalus preparing for another Show at the Theater Ship. Next, youíll see Dagger at the balcony of the Alexandria Castle waiting for the Theater Ship to arrive. She still remembers Zidane a lot but she learned something from him, she has to let go of the past and move on. Now, the play of Tantalus will start. Itís the ìI want to be your canaryî. During the play, ìMarcusî will say ìNo Cloud or Squall can hinder usî. Continue watching. Near the end of the play, to everyoneís surprise, the robed-man is Zidane! He wishes to be with Dagger forever! Youíll then see a FMV of Dagger running towards Zidane. Beatrix and Steiner will allow her to go. Zidane and Dagger will finally embrace each other in front of all Alexandria. Everyone will be happy! Youíll also see the rest of the party members. After that, youíll see a FMV and youíll hear a very beautiful song in the background. Itís entitled, ìMelodies of Lifeî. Youíll then see the credits. Youíll also see some FMV sequences that you saw in the game. After the credits, the title will be shows and the words ìThe Endî will appear. Thatís the end of the game. The background music is very familiar. :) ***** SPOILER ********** SPOILER *********** SPOILER ********** SPOILER ***** This has been one of the best endings Iíve seen in a game. If only all games were this great! :) Well, thatís it for now. Thanks for reading the walkthrough and I hope you enjoyed the game like I did! Thanks again, cíya! =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= TETRA MASTER -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- In this section, Iíll teach you the basic rules in playing the Card Game, better known as the Tetra Master. Iíll try explain it as simple but understandable as can be. Iíll also include some strategies to help you win a card game. ------------------ A. RULES/MECHANICS ------------------ Tetra Master is similar to Triple Triad of FF8 in some ways but itís a totally different game. 1. How to get Cards ------------------- There are various ways of getting cards. Here they are: - Acquire Cards after battles. Some monsters give off cards, not all. - Buy them from the Card Shop at Treno (only 4 though) - Win in a Card Battle - given to you by other people Note: You can only have 100 cards. If you exceed 100 cards, you must discard some of the cards. So, if you have more than 1 of a certain kind of card, choose the strongest and the most number of arrows. 2. The Cards ------------ Hereís an image of a card. ---------- | | | | | II | |< >| | 1P10 | | | | | ---------- Legend: II = It is the image of the monsters 1P10 = First digit, Attack Power; Second digit, Determines the type of attack (physical or magical); Third digit, physical defense; Fourth digit, magical defense. <> = These are the arrows where your card can attack. These arrows can be seen in 8 directions: Upper Left, Up, Upper Right, Right, Lower Right, Down, Lower Left, and Left. And remember that the arrows appear in random for each of the card. 2 of the same type of cards doesnít mean that they have the same arrow placements. Note: You can see the rules at Dali Weapon Shop Bulletin. 3. Involving yourself in a card battle -------------------------------------- You can challenge other persons in a Card Game. But, remember that not everyone can play and will play with you. To challenge them, just go near then and press the Square button. Some battles are automatically initiated such as the tournaments. 4. The Board ------------ As the name implies, Tetra (means ìFourî), the board is composed of 16 tiles in 4x4 arrangement. Once the game has started, youíll also see tiles which are covered. You cannot place your cards here, neither the opponents card. 5. Starting Up -------------- At the beginning of a Card Game, you must choose 5 cards from your card inventory which you will use for the card game. Then, youíll see a coin with two sides of different color. The Red ones is for the computer and the blue ones is yours. Then, the coin will spin and whomever the color faces up, he/it will be the one to place the first card on the board. 6. Placing your Cards / Flipping other cards -------------------------------------------- To place a card, you simply select the one which you want to place in the board. Then, you should select one empty tile. You cannot put a card over another card or over a covered one. The arrows in the cards now come into play. If an arrow in your card faces one card of your opponent, that card will be automatically yours. e.g. ------ ------ | Your | | | | >| | R >| | Card | | | ------ ------ Letís say you put your card beside the opponentís card. The arrow on your card faces the opponentís card right? The opponentís card will be flipped and it will turn into blue therefore, itís now yours. Youíll get 1 point and the opponent will get minus 1 point. 7. Card Battle / Combo ---------------------- If one of the arrows in the card that you just placed, faces an opponentís card but an arrow from his card also points at that card, a card battle will occur. e.g. ------ ------ | Your | | | | >| |< R | | Card | | | ------ ------ If you place you card beside the opponentís card and the arrows are pointing at each other, a card battle will occur wherein the stats of the card comes into play. Youíll notice that there are numbers and a letter in the card. Example, ì1P10î. The first number is the attack power of your card. The Letter determines the type of attack. ------ ------ | Your | | | | >| |< R | | Card | | | | | | | | 1P10 | | 7P89 | ------ ------ In this battle, youíll know right away who the winner is. Your Card has attack level of 1 (first digit), and a Physical attack. Your attack power of 1 will battle the physical defense of the opponentís card, which is 8. Your card will lose. The damage will be at random but will based on the attack level of the cards. If incase, the letter is M. Your card will attack the magical defense of the opponentís card. Who ever wins the card battle, in this case, the opponentís card wins, your card will be flipped and will be in the possession of the opponent. Card Level Up ------------- If you use a certain card frequently, it will level up. If that card flipped many cards already, its attack power will increase. If that card successfully defends after a card battle initiated by the enemy for a couple of times, that cardís HP or Defense Power will increase. 8. Winning and Losing --------------------- To determine who is the winner, after card the battle, whoever has the most number of cards in his color wins. You can also know who is the winner by looking at the fraction like number in the lower left portion of the screen. Whichever color has the higher number wins! 9. Card Collector Level ----------------------- The Card Collector level shows you your experience in Card collecting/battling. Each time you get a new card, your Card Collector level will increase. And, if you win from card battles, youíll get more points. When you reach a certain number of Collector Points, youíll be given a title in which the card community will call you. I donít know yet what are the benefits in achieving a higher title but Iíll get into that once I discover it. a. Card Game Scoring System (special thanks to Ferdinand Pelayo (fpelayo@altavista.com) for this very interesting and helpful info) - Having one unique card type: 15 points - Having a unique card, but has the same arrow arrangement as another card in your collection: 10 points - Having more than one of the same card type: 5 points per extra card - Having a card with level X: 1 point added - Having a card at level A: 1 point added on top of the point for X level So as others have already said, to get 1700 Card Collector points, you need all 100 types of cards in 100 unique arrow arrangements (15 x 100 = 1500 pts), and all at level A (2 pts added x 100 = 200 bonus points). Before you card fanatics start despairing over having 100 arrow arrangements, you may wanna know that you could have: - 56 arrangements of 5 arrows - 28 arrangements of 6 arrows - 8 arrangements of 7 arrows - and of course, 1 card with all arrows b. Card Collector titles: Beginner = 0-299 Card Collector Points Novice = 300-399 Card Collector Points Player = 400-499 Card Collector Points Senior = 500-599 Card Collector Points Fan = 600-699 Card Collector Points Leader = 700-799 Card Collector Points Coach = 800-899 Card Collector Points Advisor = 900-999 Card Collector Points Director = 1000-1099 Card Collector Points Dealer = 1100-1199 Card Collector Points Trader = 1200-1299 Card Collector Points Commander = 1300-? Somehow, I got these titles Collect 85 types: Doctor Collect 88 types: Professor Collect 90 types: Veteran Collect 93 types: Freak ------------ B. CARD LIST ------------ The Max Stat. is the maximum level of the card that Iíve seen so far. F. Monsters are the ëFriendlyí Monsters. No. Name Type Max Stat. | No. Name Type Max Stat. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 Golbin Monster 0P00 | 51 Abadon Monster 7M52 2 Fang Monster 0P00 | 52 Behemoth Monster AP35 3 Skeleton Monster 0P00 | 53 Iron Man Monster BP50 4 Flan Monster 0P00 | 54 Nova Dragon Monster 8P7B 5 Zaghnol Monster 0P00 | 55 - - - 6 Lizardman Monster 0P00 | 56 Hades Monster 9M91 7 Zombie Monster 1M00 | 57 Holy Magic 8M11 8 Bomb Monster 1M01 | 58 Meteor Magic 7M90 9 Ironite Monster 1P10 | 59 Flare Magic 7M00 10 Sahagin Monster 0P00 | 60 Shiva Summon 3X03 11 Yeti Monster 1M01 | 61 Ifrit Summon 5M50 12 Mimic Monster 1M11 | 62 Ramuh Summon 4M05 13 Wyerd Monster 1M01 | 63 Atomos Summon 3M64 14 Mandragora Monster 1M01 | 64 Odin Summon 9M72 15 Crawler Monster 1P10 | 65 Leviathan Summon BM41 16 S. Scorpion Monster 2P11 | 66 Bahamut Summon CM64 17 Nymph Monster 2M02 | 67 Ark Summon CM34 18 Sand Golem Monster 1P10 | 68 Fenrir Summon 6M11 19 Zuu Monster 2P01 | 69 - - - 20 Dragonfly Monster 2P20 | 70 Alexander Summon CM63 21 CarrionWorm Monster 2M19 | 71 - - - 22 Cerberus Monster 2P20 | 72 - - - 23 Antlion Monster 3P31 | 73 Masamune Equipment 9P83 24 Cactuar Monster 2P80 | 74 Elixir Equipment 5M53 25 Gimme Cat Monster 3M21 | 75 Dark Matter Equipment BM28 26 Ragtimer Monster 3X21 | 76 Ribbon Equipment 0M9B 27 Hedgehog P. Monster 3M01 | 77 Tiger Racket Equipment 0P01 28 Ralvuimahgo Monster 3P30 | 78 Save the Queen Equipment 6P30 29 Ochu Monster 2P10 | 79 Genji Equipment 0P59 30 Troll Monster 4P32 | 80 Mythril Sword Equipment 1P01 31 B. Beetle Monster 3P31 | 81 Blue Narciss Ship 6P60 32 Abomination Monster 2P23 | 82 Hilda Garde 3 Ship 3P30 33 Zemzelett Monster 4M14 | 83 Invincible Ship 6M78 34 Stroper Monster 2P30 | 84 Cargo Ship Ship 2P30 35 Tantarian Monster 4M21 | 85 Hilda Garde 1 Ship 3P20 36 Grand DragonMonster 4P23 | 86 Red Rose Ship - 37 F. Circle Monster 3P11 | 87 Theater Ship Ship 1X51 38 Hecteyes Monster 3M03 | 88 Viltgance Ship BP41 39 Ogre Monster 2P31 | 89 Chocobo F. Monster 0P00 40 Armstrong Monster 4M14 | 90 Fat Chocobo F. Monster 0P11 41 Ash Monster 4M22 | 91 Mog F. Monster 0M00 42 Wraith Monster 3M30 | 92 Frog F. Monster 0P00 43 Gargoyle Monster 4M32 | 93 Oglop F. Monster 2P10 44 Vepal Monster 4M22 | 94 - - - 45 Grimlock Monster 4M12 | 95 Lindblum Castle 0P4A 46 Tonberry Monster 2P31 | 96 Two Moons Rare 5M43 47 Veteran Monster 5M15 | 97 Gargant Rare 1P02 48 Garuda Monster 4M31 | 98 Namingway Rare 4M44 49 Malboro Monster 4M33 | 99 Boco Rare 4P65 50 Mover Monster 4M90 | 100 Airship Rare 7P66 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------- C. FRIENDLY MONSTERS/MAGIC/EQUIP/SHIP/SUMMON/CASTLE/RARE CARDS LOCATIONS -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Note: I started a new game so Iím collecting cards once again. I hope youíll understand. Iíll do my best to get all of these rare cards and their respective locations. :) * Listed According to its card number #57 Holy Card - Win it from ëMagic Masterí as Treno Card Stadium in Disc 4 #58 Meteor Card - Win it from ëMagic Masterí as Treno Card Stadium in Disc 4 #59 Flare Card - Win it from ëMagic Masterí as Treno Card Stadium in Disc 4 #60 Shiva Card - Win it from ëStraight Shooter Shakí at Treno Card Stadium in Disc 4 #61 Ifrit Card - Win it from ëEidolon Master Leyraí at Treno Card Stadium in Disc 4 #62 Ramuh Card - Win it from ëEidolon Master Leyraí at Treno Card Stadium in Disc 4 #63 Atomos Card - Win it from ëEidolon Master Leyraí at Treno Card Stadium in Disc 4 #64 Odin Card - Win it from ëEidolon Master Leyraí at Treno Card Stadium in Disc 4 #65 Leviathan Card - Win it from ëEidolon Master Leyraí at Treno Card Stadium in Disc 4 #66 Bahamut Card - Win it from ëEidolon Master Leyraí at Treno Card Stadium in Disc 4 #67 Ark Card - Win it from ëEidolon Master Leyraí at Treno Card Stadium in Disc 4 #68 Fenrir Card - Win it from ëEidolon Master Leyraí at Treno Card Stadium in Disc 4 #70 Alexander Card - Locate the ìOceanî Chocograph #73 Masamune Card - Win it from ëWeapon Master Huntí at Treno Card Stadium in Disc 4 #74 Elixir Card - Get it from Card Master Empress at Memoria #75 Dark Matter Card - Locate the Fairy Island Chocograph #76 Ribbon Card - Get it from Card Master Empress at Memoria #77 Tiger Racket Card - Get it from Card Master Empress at Memoria #78 Save the Queen Card - Win it from ëWeapon Master Huntí at Treno Card Stadium in Disc 4 #79 Genji Card - Get it from Card Master Empress at Memoria #81 Blue Narciss Card - Win it from the 4-armed man at Daguerreo #82 Hilda Garde 3 Card - Locate the Outer Island 2 Chocograph #83 Invincible Card - Locate Chocoboís Paradise Treasure #8 #84 Cargo Ship Card - Locate the Uncultivated Land Chocograph #85 Hilda Garde 1 Card - Locate the Chocoboís Paradise Treasure #6 #86 Red Rose Card - Win it from the 4-armed man in Daguerreo #87 Theater Ship Card - Locate the ìCold Fieldî Chocograph #88 Viltgance Card - Give 1800 Chocobo Hot & Cold Points to Mene at Chocobo Forest or Chocobo Lagoon. #89 Chocobo Card - Get it from the Fat Chocobo at Chocoboís Paradise #90 Fat Chocobo Card - Collect ALL treasures that can be found using Choco #91 Mog Card - Get it from Card Master Empress at Memoria #92 Frog Card - Get it from the enemy frogs at Quís Marsh to the south of Oeilvert. #93 Oglop Card - Win the Card game tournament against Sailor Erin and Regent Cid at Treno #95 Lindblum Card - Find it in the shambles to the left of Card Freak Gonís house after right after Lindblum is destroyed by Brahne. Get it also from Card Master Empress at Memoria. #96 Two Moons Card - Get it from Card Master Empress at Memoria #97 Gargant Card - Acquired from Adamantoises at Seaway Canyon in the Forgotten Continent #99 Boco Card - Get it from Card Master Empress at Memoria ----------------------- D. CARD GAME STRATEGIES ----------------------- Here are some strategies that you can use to your advantage in Card Gaming. 1. If thereís a lone tile, put your weakest card in there. Hereís a diagram. --- --- --- --- | | | | | Legend: --- --- --- --- The Cís are those tile that are covered with gray | | | | | tiles. Put your weakest card in the X Tile. This way, --- --- --- --- you wonít lose to your opponentís stronger cards and | C | C | | | prevent Combos that may lead you to losing the --- --- --- --- card game. | X | C | | | --- --- --- --- =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- ALL ABOUT CHOCOBOS -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= A. CHOCOBOS =========== Just like in previous Final Fantasies, youíll be able to use your Chocobo to navigate around the world. But unlike in the previous games, thereís a new way in catching one. In the world map, near the Chocobo Forest, which is a little to the southeast of the South Gate near Alexandria and Lindblum, youíll see footprints of Chocobos. While youíre stepping on the footprints, use a Gysahl Green. The Chocobo will then come to you. Chocoboís now have different abilities and they even have a Beak Level. When you talk about the abilities, this will tell you what your Chocobo can do, in what kind of places it can dig (i.e. field), and what places it can reach. The Beak Level is concerned on how deep your Chocobo can dig. This will enable you to get the RAREST items in the game. Just when you thought navigating is the only use for Chocobo. In Final Fantasy IX, you can actually use them to dig buried treasures. Check out the Chocobo Treasure Hunting Section. B. CHOCOBO FOREST ================= The Chocobo forest is located just south east of the South Gate in the Mist Continent. Once you go inside for the first time, you can see a Moogle and a Chocobo running around. The moogle will talk to you about the Chocobo. It will tell you that you can use your Gysahl Greens to summon a Chocobo and ride it. The moogle will also offer you some services like the Chocobo Hot & Cold mini-game, sell you Gysahl Greens and the moogle also gives you info about your Chocobo Hot & Cold points. C. CHOCOBO LAGOON ================= After you got the Blue Chocobo, Mene (Moogle at Chocobo Forest) will tell you about a lagoon near the Salvage Archipelago. Heíll tell you that the entrance is at the Palmnell Island. To get there, you can easily see it on the map. But, it needs a more complex way to reach. To the west of the Chocobo Lagoon, Use the Airship (Hilda Garde 3 or Invincible) and land on the island called Salvage Archipelago. Use the Chocobo Tracks here. Now, you must go to the water and travel through the shallow waters around to the north until you reach Palmnell Island. Enter a cave-like opening and youíll arrive at the Lagoon. Just as the Chocobo Forest, you can dig items here but there are some revisions of the rules: 1. You can only dig for 30 seconds. But, the price will be halved for you (30 Gil). 2. Itís much much harder to dig here than the Chocobo Forest. You must have a good, Level 25 Beak Level (although you can Dig even at low beak levels, you canít get Chocographs). 3. You can only dig at a Maximum of 4 times here. After successfully digging 4 items in 30 seconds, Mene will stop you and heíll give you a bonus for finding many items. 4. Minor revision to the 5-second rule. In Chocobo Forest, you can get 5 points if you managed to find the next item within 5 seconds. In Chocobo Lagoon, youíll receive 10 bonus points. 5. After you receive the Ocean-crossing Chocobo, the rules will be revised again. Youíll now have 1 minute to play and the area will be wider. You can now have a maximum of 8 successful digs. D. CHOCOBO AIR GARDEN ===================== After you get the Chocoboís Sky ability, you can search for the Chocobo Air Garden. This is very confusing at first but I accidentally saw it. :) now, once you get the Sky Ability, go to the Long island to the Northwest of the Chocobo Lagoon. There is a forest there so let your Chocobo fly! Now, the Air Garden doesnít stay in one place. It moves back and forth. Iíve seen 2 locations so far. One, you can find it near the Desert Palace. Second, and most frequently, on an island to the northwest of the Salvage Archipelago (where you used the Chocobo Tracks to call on Choco to reach the Lagoon). Now, the clue here is a shadow. When the Airship is flying, youíll see a shadow of it on the ground right. As for the Air Garden, youíll see a fairly large circular shadow on the ground. Now, while flying (using Choco, of course), go to the center of the shadow and use a Dead Pepper. Choco will fly high up in the sky and youíll finally enter the Chocobo Air Garden. The rules here are just like the Forest and the Lagoon but there are some few minor adjustments. Here they are: 1. You can only dig for 1 minute. 2. Youíll receive x3 points for every item you dig up. Also, the 5-second bonus will be increased to 15 points. 3. It will be harder this time, sometimes during the dig, you have to go to the other air island for the treasure. You have to climb down to the clouds and walk to the other air island. When you finally reached the Air Garden, youíll be sure to complete the Chocograph. Now, after youíve collected ALL 24 Chocographs and ALL 6 Chocograph Pieces, Mene will tell you to go to the Unmapped Chocoboís Paradise. Follow the next section of this guide, it will help you. E. CHOCOBOíS PARADISE ===================== This is the unmapped paradise that Mene was talking about. Itís very familiar to Final Fantasy 7 and 8. In the upper left corner of the map, youíll see a small island with a mountain and a forest. Now, use the Gold Chocobo and land there. Now, go near the mountain. Youíll see an odd looking rock formation that looks like a door. Go near it and use a Dead Pepper on Choco. Choco will break the rocks and youíll finally be able to enter the Chocoboís Paradise. Inside the Chocoboís Paradise, youíll see a lot of Chocobos here. Once you reach the palace, youíll see Fat Chocobo, the ruler of this place. Heíll tell Choco to stay here forever as he is a Chocobo and this is his home. If you werenít able to find all 24 Treasures, Chocobo will allowed to go with you and continue searching. I donít know yet whatís in store here if you got ALL the treasures from the Chocographs. F. CHOCOBO TRESURE HUNTING ========================== 1. Chocobo Hot & Cold Mini Game ------------------------------- First things first. Thereís a minigame in the Chocobo Forest wherein you use your Chocobo to dig for various items. First, you have to talk to the moogle and ask him to allow you to play. The moogle will charge you 60 gil per game. Now, as the game starts, youíll be riding your Chocobo and youíll be given a time frame of only 1-minute to dig. Here are the mechanics of the game. Mechanics: ---------- To dig, just press the Square button. Once you press the Square button, the Chocobo will say something. If the Chocobo says.... - ìKwehî, it means that thereís no treasure in your position nor anywhere near you. - ìKweh!?î, it means that thereís a treasure but it is quite far from your position. - ìKwehhh!?î, it means that a treasure is very near your position so keep on pressing the Square button and search for the treasure. - ìK-Kwehhh!!!î, You found the treasure! Once you find a treasure, youíll see the depth level meter. Just keep on pressing the Square button until it reaches 0. When it reaches 0, youíll now get the item/treasure. Here is the list of the items you can dig here and their equivalent points. Item Points Item Points ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gysahl Green 10 Stone with Patterns 25 Chocograph 15 50 Gil 1 Chocograph Piece 8 Remedy 2 Antidote 1 Anoyntment 1 Potion 1 Soft 1 Ore 2 Phoenix Pinion 2 Echo Screen 1 5000 Gil 8 200 Gil 2 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Now, the points are used for 2 reasons. First, every 10-15 Points or so, your Chocoboís beak level will increase, thus enabling you to find rare items. Second, you can exchange your points with different items. Just go to the Moogle and ask him if you can exchange your points for items/equipments. Hereís the list of items/equipments the moogle is offering for your Chocobo Hot & Cold Points. Item Points Item Points ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Robe of Lords 10,000 Ether 450 Protect Ring 8,500 Ore 250 Wing Edge 3,500 Phoenix Down 150 Viltgance Card 1,800 Gysahl Green 10 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bonus Points: ------------- There are also instances wherein you will receive extra bonus points. a. When you successfully dug 4 items within the 1-minute time frame, you will be given an additional 10 seconds to play. Plus, all the items youíll get will now be doubled in points. b. Youíll receive extra +5 points for an item if you managed to dig another item within 5 seconds from the previous one. Example, you got a potion first. Then, within 5 seconds, you should get another item. c. When you successfully dug 8 items, Mene (the moogle) will stop you from continuing. Heíll give you 70-95 bonus points afterwards. d. When you get the Mountain Crossing Chocobo, you can now climb the 2 ledges to the left and to the right in the Chocobo Forest. BTW, I was able to dig 8 items when I got the river crossing Chocobo. :) 2. Treasure Hunting ------------------- You thought the Chocobo Hot & Cold is the treasure hunting eh? Now, remember that youíll get the Stone with Patterns item in the Chocobo hot & Cold. It is the Chocograph. It contains info on various treasure locations ALL OVER THE WORLD. Yes, it covers the entire world map. So you really have to HUNT. Once you get the Chocograph, examine the Chocobo and youíll see the details of chocographs that youíve discovered in the Chocobo hot & cold minigame. Remember that you have to play the Chocobo Hot & Cold to get Chocographs. Each Chocograph has its own treasure location. Hereís the info on Chocograph. When you look at the Chocograph menu, youíll see all the treasure locations where you can hunt treasure. Youíll also see the Abilities of your Chocobo that is required by that location. Each location has a picture of it. You just have to find it in the world map. Once you see it in the world map, you can then press the square button while youíre on a Chocobo to search for the treasure. I havenít tried hunting yet as Iím still locating them in the map. Meanwhile, hereís the list of the Chocographs that Iíve found so far. Sample: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chocograph Name Required Abilities: - Description: The in-game description of the location Actual location on the World Map: This will tell you where to find the actual place in the world map of the picture of this particular Chocograph is. Treasures Found: All treasures in this location ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Theyíre listed according to their arrangement in the actual Chocograph: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- #1 STREAMSIDE Required Ability/ies: Field Description: ìGo check where the river meets the ocean. Kupo!î Actual Location: A bit to the west of the Chocoboís Forest, thereís a bridge right. Now, if you take a look at the picture carefully. This bridge is there! So, from the bridge, go south to the beach and search there for the treasure. Treasures Found: 2 Elixirs, 3 Hi-Potions, 4 Ethers, 2 Germinas Boots ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- #2 BETWEEN MOUNTAINS Required Ability/ies: Field Description: ìGo look near the mountains facing the ocean in the southwest side of the Mist Continent.î Actual Location: Eunurus Plains at the Southwest part of the Mist Continent. Use the Tracks near Quís Marsh and go SW. Youíll see the location there. Treasures Found: 5 Potions, 5 Hi-Potions, 2 Tents, 2 Cotton Robes ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- #3 UNCULTIVATED LAND Required Ability/ies: Field Description: ìThe treasure is buried near a river, kupo!î Actual Location: This is easy. Go to Evil Forest on the map. Youíll see a river. That river is the one in the picture. From the Evil Forest, follow the river and youíll arrive at the location. For the Chocobo tracks, itís very near this area, you wonít miss it. Treasures Found: 10 Antidotes, 1 Jade Armlet, 3 Wing Edges, 1 Cargo Ship Card ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- #4 HEALING SHORE Required Ability/ies: Field Description: ìIíve seen a beach that looks like this near a city with high winds, kupo.î Actual Location: The beach is located just north of Cleyra in the Mist Continent. The Chocobo tracks are near the beach so donít worry about getting Choco. Treasures Found: When you get the chest, it will release sleeping gas and your Chocobo will enter the Chocobo Dreamworld. There, youíll see the Chubby Chocobo and chocobos that are different in color. Here, Choco will be given the ability to cross rivers and shallow waters, the Reef ability. Choco will turn into a Blue Chocobo. Then, youíll be brought back to the world map. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- #5 ABANDONED BEACH Required Ability/ies: Field Description: ìThereís a beach near a huge dying forest. That might be it. Kupo!î Actual Location: You can find the beach just to the east of Black Mage Village. Treasures Found: 9 Phoenix Pinions, 5 Phoenix Downs, 12 Peridot Gems, 1 Diamond Gloves ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- #6 COLD FIELD Required Ability/ies: Field, Reef Description: ìLooks like a very cold place, kupo...î Actual Location: Itís at Quelmiera Shores. Hereís a nice trick to this. If you look at the map, there are 3 places in the Lost Continent. Fire Shrine, Esto Gaza, and the Shimmering Island. The location is at the Center Point of the 3. For the Chocobo Tracks, thereís some just a bit to the north. 2 Legend: 1 x 1: Esto Gaza; 2: Fire Shrine; 3: Shimmering Island 3 x: The location of the Chocograph Treasures Found: 5 Echo Screens, 7 Hi-Potions, 3 Tents, 1 Theater Ship Card! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- #7 FORGOTTEN LAGOON Required Ability/ies: Field, Reef Description: ìKupo! Why not go play in icy-cold water!î Actual Location: From Esto Gaza, use the Chocobo Tracks there and go to the Beach onto the Shallow waters. Just move along southward in the shallow waters and youíll arrive at the island, which the Chocograph describes. Treasures Found: 8 Gysahl Greens, 5 Ethers, 7 Hi-Potions, 1 Dragonís Claws ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- #8 FARAWAY LAGOON Required Ability/ies: Field, Reef Description: ìI heard there is a long stretch of reef.. That might be it, kupo.î Actual Location: This is another tricky one. Letís use the Water Shrine as it is near the location. To the lower left of the Water Shrine, thereís a LONG stretch of island. There are Chocobo Tracks in that long stretch of island (the islandís name is Everlang Island). Now, take the blue Chocobo to the shallow waters. Follow itís path to the north and around to the east. The location of the Chocograph can be found EXACTLY to the east of Water Shrine. Treasures Found: 37 Potions, 6 Magic Tags, 1 Shield Armor, 1 Gaia Gear ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- #9 ABANDONED LAGOON Required Ability/ies: Field, Reef Description: ìI hear thereís a sunken treasure near a peninsula in the southern part of the Outer Continent, kupo.î Actual Location: The location is directly to the west of Fossil Roo. Use the Chocobo Tracks, which are to the Southeast of Black Mage Village. Treasures Found: 6 Softs, 4 Ethers, 1 Feather Boots, 1 N-Kai Armlet ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- #10 BIRDíS EYE LAGOON Required Ability/ies: Field, Reef Description: ìThere are so many small islands surrounding the Mist Continent, Kupo!î Actual Location: From Quís Marsh near Burmecia, use the Chocobo Tracks there. Then, go directly west using the Blue Chocobo and search for the island in the Chocograph among the many islands to the west. Youíll find the treasure in the water. Treasures Found: 8 Potions, 4 Phoenix Downs, 3 Ethers, 1 Magician Robe ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- #11 SMALL BEACH Required Ability/ies: Field, Reef Description: ìItís a beach on a small island! A right place to vacation, kupo.î Actual Location: Itís on an island to the south of the Chocobo Forest. From the Forest, use the Chocobo tracks and cross the bridge. Go to the beach and follow the shallow waters onto the LanShake Island. The treasure is there. Treasures Found: 4 Remedies, 2 Elixir, 8 Rising Sun, 1 Oak Staff ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- #12 DAWN LAGOON Required Ability/ies: Field, Reef Description: ìItís near a city where the night never ends.î Actual Location: It's just Southeast of Treno. Use the Chocobo Tracks near the Chocobo Forest and take your Chocobo to the East until the environment changes (from morning to afternoon). Use the beach and head to the location. Treasures Found: When you get the chest, it will release sleeping gas and your Chocobo will enter the Chocobo Dreamworld. There, youíll see the Chubby Chocobo and chocobos that are different in color. Here, Choco will be given the ability to cross Mountains, the Mountain ability. Choco will turn into a Red Chocobo. Then, youíll be brought back to the world map. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- #13 DUSK PLAINS Required Ability/ies: Field, Reef, Mountain Description: ìWhat a beautiful sunset, Kupo!î Actual Location: It is a little bit to the Southwest of Oeilvert. Itís near the sea. For the Chocobo tracks, use the one at the North tip of the Forgotten Continent. Treasures Found: 12 Phoenix Downs, 14 Ores, 1 Kaiser Knuckles, 1 Iron Man Card ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- #14 FORBIDDEN FOREST Required Ability/ies: Field, Reef, Mountain Description: ìThe forest lies where many mountain ranges merge, Kupo!î Actual Location: This mountain range is found to the west of Dali. For the Chocobo Tracks, you can use the ones at the Chocobo Forest. Treasures Found: 7 Ethers, 2 Elixir, 10 Wing Edge, 1 High Mage Staff ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- #15 GREEN PLAINS Required Ability/ies: Field, Reef, Mountain Description: ìThere are treasures on the high plains too, Kupo!î Actual Location: This is easy, itís somewhere among the mountains to the Northwest of Alexandria. Treasures Found: When you get the chest, it will release sleeping gas and your Chocobo will enter the Chocobo Dreamworld. There, youíll see the Chubby Chocobo and chocobos that are different in color. Here, Choco will be given the ability to cross Ocean, the Sea ability. Choco will turn into a Dark Blue Chocobo. Then, youíll be brought back to the world map. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- #16 FORGOTTEN PLAINS Required Ability/ies: Field, Reef, Mountain Description: ìThe long peninsula sort of points to the location of the treasures, Kupo!î Actual Location: This long stretch of peninsula is located to the south of Ipsenís Castle. Use the Chocobo Tracks near Ipsenís Castle and find the treasure on the hills. Treasures Found: 17 Ores, 5 Ethers, 14 Opals, 1 Demonís Mail ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- #17 SEA AT DUSK Required Ability/ies: Field, Reef, Mountain, Sea Description: ìThere must be more treasures deeper at the ocean.î Actual Location: Itís to the north of the Wind Shrine at the same time, to the east of Oeilvert. Youíll see the islands just like in the picture of the Chocograph. Treasures Found: 15 Phoenix Pinions, 1 White Robe, 1 Diamond, 1 Masamune Card ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- #18 OCEAN Required Ability/ies: Field, Reef, Mountain, Sea Description: ìLook carefully! Thereís a small reef, Kupo!î Actual Location: Itís just a little bit to the west of Everlang Island. The Everlang Island is the long stretch of island to the west of the Forgotten Continent. There is a Chocobo Track in that island. After calling the Chocobo, search to the west of this island and youíll get the treasure from the sea. Treasures Found: 27 Ores, 1 Light Robe, 1 Whale Whisker, 1 Alexander Card ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- #19 COLD LAGOON Required Ability/ies: Field, Reef, Mountain, Sea Description: ìWhat a complicated cove, the water looks very cold, Kupo!î Actual Location: This group of Icebergs is located to the west of the Fire Shrine. Use the tracks near Esto Gaza and go to the Ocean and go around until you reach it. Treasures Found: 11 Peridot Gems, 9 Opals, 15 Sapphires, 19 Topaz ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- #20 MIST OCEAN Required Ability/ies: Field, Reef, Mountain, Sea Description: ìLook around the small islands located in the northeastern shore of Mist Continent.î Actual Location: Itís to the north of Alexandria. The 2 landforms that you see in the picture is actually 2 islands. The treasure is in the ocean. Treasures Found: When you get the chest, it will release sleeping gas and your Chocobo will enter the Chocobo Dreamworld. There, youíll see the Chubby Chocobo and chocobos that are different in color. Here, Choco will be given the ability to Fly, the Sky ability. Choco will turn into a somewhat Golden Chocobo. Then, youíll be brought back to the world map. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- #21 OUTER ISLAND Required Ability/ies: Field, Reef, Mountain, Sea, Sky Description: ìKupo. It isnít a very big island.î Actual Location: This island is located in the Northeast of the Desert Palace. Use the Chocobo Tracks to the west of the Desert palace and fly to the Island. Treasures Found: 21 Amethyst, 16 Garnet, 1 Genji Armor, 1 Ragnarok! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- #22 OUTER ISLAND 2 Required Ability/ies: Field, Reef, Mountain, Sea, Sky Description: ìI think thereís a desert nearby, Kupo.î Actual Location: This is an island located to the Northwest of Desert Palace. You can see the actual picture of the location when youíre in the desert but the treasure is on the island. Use the Chocobo Tracks to the west of Desert Palace. Treasures Found: 11 Sapphires, 1 Circlet, 1 Pumice Piece, 1 Hilda Garde 3 Card ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- #23 FAIRY ISLAND Required Ability/ies: Field, Reef, Mountain, Sea, Sky Description: ìThereís a mountain in the middle of the island.î Actual Location: This island is located to the Southwest of the Iifa tree. Itís big enough to be seen in the world map! Use the Chocobo Tracks to the Southwest of Black Mage Village and Fly to the Island. The treasure is somewhere on the foot of the mountain. Treasures Found: 33 Potions, 15 Annoyntments, 1 Holy Miter, 1 Dark Matter Card ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- #24 FORGOTTEN ISLAND Required Ability/ies: Field, Reef, Mountain, Sea, Sky Description: ìWhat a strange place for an island, Kupo.î Actual Location: Itís the island thatís located at the North of the Forgotten Continent. It can be seen on the map. Its shape is like a Chocobo. Search in this island and youíll be able to get the Treasure. Treasures Found: 1 Ribbon, 1 Rebirth Ring, 13 Amethyst, 1 Ark Card ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- There are also Chocograph pieces which when collected, youíll be able to make a complete Chocograph. G. ABILITIES ============ Unlike in previous Final Fantasies, you only have one Chocobo in this game and he is named Choco. He will learn abilities by going into the Chocobo Dreamworld. To enter the Dreamworld, some Chocographs are needed. Once you find an actual location, Choco will sleep and enter the Dreamworld (explanation on Chocograph below). Now, here are the abilities that your Chocobo can acquire, their color and the description: Ability How to Acquire Color Description ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Field Youíll get this automatically Yellow can dig on land Reef Locate the ìHealing Shoresî Blue can cross shallow waters Chocograph /rivers Mountain Locate the ìDawn Lagoonî Red can go over mountains Chocograph Sea Locate the ìGreen Plainsî D. Blue can cross the ocean Chocograph Sky Locate the ìMist Oceanî Gold Choco can Fly! Chocograph ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- thatís all for the Chocobo guide. I hope you understood how it is done. Just tell me if you donít understand and Iíll try my best to explain it to you. Happy Hunting! Final Fantasy IX(tm) is a registered trade mark of SquareSoft, co. Ltd. Playstation(tm) and its accessories are registered trade marks of Sony Computer Entertainment America The Final Fantasy IX Walkthrough/FAQ (Part 1 of 2) Copyright November 2000 ìAî Tadeo