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|                     - Resident Evil 5 Treasure Guide -                      |
|                         Written by ElectroSpecter                           |
|                                Version 1.0                                  |
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 CONTACT INFORMATION:
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 XBOX 360 GAMERTAG:          ElectroSpecter2                
 PERSONAL YOUTUBE CHANNEL:   http://youtube.com/user/IAmElectrospecter
 EMAIL ADDRESS:              ElectroSpecter26@hotmail.com


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There was one minor thing (major, in a relative sense) that drove me to start
this small project. I couldn't find any decent descriptions on how to find the
Oval Topaz. It drove me nuts until I broke down and looked on YouTube to figure
out how to get it (to be quite fair, there are some great descriptions out  
there now as I finish up the guide). The guide grew from there into what you
see now.

The guide is meant to be very in depth. You'll find listings of the treasures
both in order they appear in your "Treasure Stash" (on the inventory management
screen) and in the order you can collect them in the game. You'll find general
hunting tips, if you don't want me to spoil everything for you. You'll hear 
about the best (or at least, what I found to be the best) ways to stockpile
money. I'll also list static gold locations in each of the levels.

As an afterthought, I would very much like to add in a section with real life
facts about treasures, as well as any other insight that can be shone upon the
game. If you have any information about gems, gem cuts, Nigerian culture, or
any of the other treasures, let me know.

I hope this guide is as thorough and descriptive as possible, and I hope that
readers enjoy what I've written. If you find anything that I've missed or any
errors, please drop me a line and let me know. 


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     [1] FAQs ..................................................... [FQQS]
     [2] General Treasure Hunting Tips ............................ [THNT]
     [3] Treasure ................................................. [TRSR]
     [4] Static Gold Locations .................................... [GLDL]
     [5] Chapter Breakdowns ....................................... [CHPS]
     [6] Stockpiling Treasure ..................................... [STCK]
     [7] Credits .................................................. [CRDT]
     [8] Versions ................................................. [VRSN]
     [9] Legal .................................................... [LGAL]


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|                             - 1. FAQs [FQQS] -                              |
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 Q. Can you combine treasures like in RE4?

 A. While it certainly seems like you would be able to with the plethora of 
    differently cut gems, there's absolutely nothing you can combine in RE5.
    Sell everything as soon as you are able.


 Q. What happened to the Merchant?!

 A. I don't know, this is something that has upset me as well. I like to think
    that he (and all the other ones) survived the explosion at the end of RE4
    and are now living in some sort of Merchant commune somewhere, where good
    will and hyperinflation reign supreme. 


 Q. N? What currency is that?

 A. It's the Nigerian Naira. One US Dollar equals 147 Nairas. That means that
    some of those giant gemstones you get from the powerful enemies (worth
    N 10,000) are only worth about $68.00. Not too shabby!


 Q. So, are you some sort of treasure expert?

 A. Haha, noo. I would, however, like to hear from anyone who actually knows
    a lot about treasures, gems, gem cuts, Nigeria, or whatever. I am willing
    to add in a section at the end of the guide with facts about these things.


 Q. Do you take donations?

 A. Yes, I'm currently accepting all forms of rings, necklaces, gems... No
    seriously, I don't really. It's something that never really worked for me.
    If you're really adamant on giving me money, use my hotmail address on
    PayPal.


 Q. Your guide sucks. Don't you have a life?

 A. I haven't gotten one of these in a while, but honestly, if you feel the
    need to send me emails like this, go ahead. Just don't expect me to take
    you seriously.


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If you're interested in finding the game's treasures on your own (good luck),
use this section for some general, non-spoilerish tips.

 - Wait until you've stockpiled lots of ammo and heavy weaponry, or just grab
   a bunch of weapons with infinite ammo before treasure hunting. This leads
   right in to the next tip.

 - Kill everything, all the time, and do it the hard way. Especially bosses.

 - Always look up! There's plenty of sparkly things on the ceilings that you
   may miss if you're constantly looking at the ground. You should be in this
   habit anyway if you're looking for the BSAA Emblems.

 - Speaking of treasures in the ceiling, are you sure you know how to get them
   down? Shooting them won't damage them, so don't be afraid. Use your knife
   if it's low enough to conserve ammo. Same goes with gems embedded in skulls
   and torches.

 - Watch the mini map. If you see a dead end, there's usually something there
   (typically treasure with the threat of enemies). Also, look for tiny 
   "floating" pieces of the mini map that don't connect to the path you're on.
   Chances are you'll be able to jump a gap and reach this little area to 
   find treasure. 

 - You can easily find out which gems you are missing, as they follow a 
   pattern in your inventory. They are first arranged by the way they are cut:

   - Pear
   - Square
   - Oval
   - Trilliant
   - Brilliant
   - Heart-shaped

   And within each of these groups they are arranged by the type of gem:

   - Topaz
   - Ruby
   - Sapphire
   - Emerald
   - Diamond

That's all I can think of right now. If anyone has any suggestions, let me
know.


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|                           - 3. Treasure [TRSR] -                            |
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The following list mirrors the way your inventory management screen organizes
the treasures. For a listing of the treasures in the order you can receive them
in the game, please refer to the next section, Chapter Breakdowns.


Treasure inventory screen:

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