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Introduction........................................................( N/A ) 2. Preparation.........................................................( N/A ) 3. Maze of Tribulations................................................( N/A ) 4. Legal...............................................................( N/A ) 5. Credits.............................................................( N/A ) O============================================================================O o--------------o | Introduction | o--------------o The Maze of Tribulations (formally Cave of Trials to Star Ocean fans) is an optional dungeon only available after defeating the boss of the game. Once defeated, after the credits your game data is marked as 'clear' data and the Maze of Tribulations becomes available. To find the Maze of Tribulations, head to the Mining Town of Kirlsa. Head to the Southwest corner to find a door that was once blocked to be open. When you go inside you'll find an easy to navigate path to a transporter, all you need is your ring fo disintegration once. This trasnporter leads to the Maze of Tribulations. o-------------o | Preparation | o-------------o First off start with your equipment, you're going to want it as powerful as possible. If you haven't done any item creation at this point it's definitely time to start. Orichalcum - This metal can be created with the help of the Alchemist's Stone, and the use of Maria, Misty Lear and Mackwell. Once you have some Orichalcum, you can use Specify Plan on it to increase it's power, or synthesize it immediately. Choose synthesize in your item creation menu and select you strongest weapon for each character, beging synthesizing these weapons with the Orichalcum to move the Atk+500 bonuses onto your weapon. Once you have at least one on there you can begin to use Specify Plan to double them up until you have many. This is a very expensive process but you need to do it in order to survive. Another thing to do since defense is important, is recruit the inventor Chilico. She is capable of creating the Boots of Prowess. Once you havea couple pair start using Specify Plan to change the Atk/Def +5% bonuses into Atk/Def +30% bonuses. At this point you should be ready to take on the Maze of Tribulations. o----------------------o | Maze of Tribulations | o----------------------o A scene introducing the maze occurs when you enter. Similar to Valkyrie Profile the 'game voice' comes on directly telling you that this has nothing to do with the story, and it's just for those who want to find an even greater challenge. Sounds pretty good. Soon you will have control (music sound familiar to SO2 players?) Map Completion: 1/1 Scale Bunny Items: (Listed individually by floor) Enemies: Alei, Aqua Wisp, Basilisk King, Black Pearl Statue, Bogle Leader, Bogle Soldier, Bomb Zombie, Current Rider, Death Noble, Demon Beast, Disaster Eye, Dragon Corpse, Dragon Viper, Earth Dragon, Elder Viper, Giant Fly, Gold Monster, Guardian Haunt, Huge Chimera, Kish Bat, Land Prawn, Lesser Devil, Magnetic Beast, Masque Looter, Master Demon, Mecha Scumbag, Medusa Beast, Mighty Vox, Night-Eye Snake, Nova Blaze, Petro Slime, Polyhedron, Porcupine, Render, Render Tyrant, Shadow Servant, Sharow, Sootie, Springer, Succubus, Tongue Beast, Tri-Chimera, Vile Chimera, Vile Lizard, Winged Mantis, Yellow Reaper ---Level 1: Items: Synthesis Materials (2), Perfect Berries, Compounding Elixirs (2), Blackberries (2), Shadow Phase Gun, Alchemy Materials, Cooking Ingredients, Aquaberries, 60,000 Fol, Smithery Materials, Ripse Berries, Helm of the Dark Eye Begin by heading North. Of the two exits in the next room take the Northwest one. In the next room there are boxes on your left, destory them with your ring to uncover two chests. They contain Synthesis Materials and Perfect Berries. Now take the East path (none of the other boxes you go by contain treasure) and follow it to the very end. In the next room are more boxes to destroy, hiding a chest with Compounding Elixirs. Go out the door North, then exit North again. In this room there is a chest sitting on the boxes. Shoot the ones below it and allow the ones above it to knock it down. If you shoot the top ones as they fall they won't knock the chest and it will just float in mid air with a glitch (or maybe this is what you want.) Open it to find a Shadow Phase Gun and exit East, then into the next East room. Here are three chests containing Blackberries, Alchemy Materials and Cooking Ingredients. Go out and head North, then North again. This room is kind of a maze. Take your first right then go up and follow the path to the end, you'll find a chest containing Synthesis Materials. Go back to the entrance, this time go up at the first fork. Don't take any branching paths and it'll lead you to a chest containing Blackberries. Head back ot the East and take the first path South. At the bottom is a chest with Compounding Elixirs. Just above you, take the path leading East (not all the way up, it's just a couple steps from the chest.) Follow it around and it'll lead you to a chest with Aquaberries. Head back to the 'main' path and go North. If you have trouble finding it, from the entrance all you need to do is go straight up, follow the path around the corner and take the first branch North. Keep going up and you'll find a chest containing 60,000 Fol. On your way up there was a path leading East, go back and take it. Destory the blocks and go North into the next room. Grab the two chests here containing Smithery Materials and Ripe Berries. Go back to the path where you destoryed the boxes and continue East to a door leading South. Exit this room to the East to find a long hallway. Follow it to the end. Just before you go into the door there is a chest contianing Helm of the Dark Eye. Enter the door and watch the event: Miniboss: Name: Render Weak: Fire Hp: 350,000 Half: N/A Mp: 50,000 Immune: N/A Level: 74 Drain: Water Exp: 90,000 Fol: 16,900 Drop: N/A The bosses of the floors aren't really bosses, just strong normal enemies, thus 'minibosses.' There are no special tactics to use for these particular ones any different than you would a normal battle, so if you're having trouble on the boss it's likely an indication you are either underlevelled or need stronger equipment, not a different strategy for the boss, it's only going to get harder. After the battle and another scene, open the two chests to find a Pumpkin Wraith Rod and Synthesis Materials. Descend to the next floor. ---Level 2 & 3: Items: Cooking Ingredients (2), Dark Faerie Claw, Magical Berries, Perfect Berries, Smithery Materials, Enigmatic Scroll, Synthesis Materials (2), Compounding Elixirs, Reflecting Plate (2), Mystic Chain, Blueberries (2), Abstruse Scroll, Blueberries, Cooking Ingredients, Blackberries (3), 40,000 Fol, Elemental Ticklers, 74,000 Fol, Trading Card EX13, 58,000 Fol, Aquaberries (3), Experimental Remedy, Complicated Scroll, Robe of Deception Head East into the next room. Fight the enemy right in front of you, all you have to do is win the battle to get a free Battle Trophy. Take the first path North to a room with a chest contianing Cooking Ingredients. Go back down and exit East, then East again. The room North has a chest containing Dark Faerie Claw. Take the path in this room leading West, along the way you'll find an empty chest. Destroy the two blocks here to make a huge pile of chests! They contain an empty chest, Experimental Remedy, Complicated Scroll, Aquaberries and Blackberries. Try and destroy the boxes and still havea path to get by them, it's hard to do but on the other side are two chests containing Perfect Berries and Robe of Deception. Leave the room and head South, you will reach a switch. Activate it. Now return all the way to the first room of this floor. Head North, then North again. In this room grab the chest containing Magical Berries. Head West. Go up the the top of this hallway, a bit to the right, then enter the door leading South. A scene occurs here. Miniboss: Name: Succubus Weak: N/A Hp: 400,000 Half: Earth, Wind, Fire Mp: 50,000 Immune: N/A Level: 79 Drain: N/A Exp: 95,000 Fol: 25,000 Drop: Jewel of Alertness (4%) After the battle watch the scene. Enter the East door and it's puzzle time. First it is important to understand that while this is a 4x4 grid, the bottom right panel is a section where you can jump down. This section can be moved around, and that's where the puzzle comes into play. Think of the room as a grid. 4x4. So now, 1-1 is the top left block, 4-4 is the bottom right, 4-1 is the top right (it goes across-down.) If you have no interest in treasure, scroll down to the three asterisk marker (***). First, go the the open section and jump down. Go one room East and you'll find a whole lot of boxes. Hidden among these boxes are two chests containing Perfect Berries and Smithery Materials. Now take the lower left exit. Grab the chest containing Cooking Ingredients and go back one room. Exit South now, then West. Take the transporter. You are now back on 2F, and you need to go East, then into the South room to return to the sliding puzzle, you will find yourself in this room more than once so be sure you know how to get back to the puzzle. - Go to 3-4 and move it East - Jump down Head South and grab the Enigmatic Scroll. Keep going to reach the transporter again. Return to the puzzle. - Go to 4-3 and move it South - Go to 4-2 and move it South - Jump down Head East twice, break the boxes to reveal a chest containing Synthesis Materials. Keep going up and take the transporter. Return to the room sliding area. (I feel obligated to tell you beforehand, this next one only leads to one chest... with Blueberries) - Go to 4-3 and move it South - Go to 4-2 and move it South - Go to 3-2 and move it East - Go to 2-2 and move it East - Jump down Go up, grab the chest containing Blueberries along the way and take the transporter. Return to the sliding puzzle. *** - Go to 3-4 and move it East - Go to 3-3 and move it South - Go to 2-3 and move it East - Go to 2-2 and move it South - Go to 2-1 and move it South - Go to 3-1 and move it West - Go to 3-2 and move it North - Go to 2-2 and move it East - Go to 1-2 and move it East - Go to 1-1 and move it South - Jump down When you land you will find three chests containing Compounding Elixirs, Reflecting Plate and Mystic Chain. Head West twice and destory to blocks to uncover a chest containing Raven Gauntlets. Past the blocks, take the East path and follow it to another switch, activate it. Go back and exit West for a scene. Miniboss: Name: Basilisk King Weak: N/A Hp: 79,365 Half: N/A Mp: 3607 Immune: Earth, Wind Level: 80 Drain: N/A Exp: 5835 Fol: 140 Drop: N/A After the (painfull easy) fight, go up the stairs to a room with a total of NINE chests. They contain in no particular order: Abstruse Scroll, Blueberries, Cooking Ingredients, Aquaberries, Blackberries, Blackberries, 40,000 Fol, Synthesis Materials and Reflecting Plate. Exit East and you'll be in the first room of the maze. You can exit and save your game if you wish. From the entrance head North, the take the Northeast door. There door in this room is now open leading to an elevator. Go to to level 2. Head up, the East. There is a floating chest here, knock down the block closest to the door to make it fall. It contains Elemental Ticklers. Keep going East to find a chest containing 74,000 Fol. Go back to just North of the elevator. Head West this time, at the end you'll find a room with two chests containing Compounding Elixirs and Cooking Ingredients. Now take the elevator to level 3. Head West twice for a scene. It's the famous Santa for Star Ocean 2, however instead of a man in robes... I don't even know what he is, but just like old Santa he's sells some of the best items in the game. **************** * Santa Monica * **************** Cooking Ingredients.................................................... 120 Fol Alchemy Materials...................................................... 120 Fol Writing materials...................................................... 120 Fol Machinery Materials.................................................... 120 Fol Smithery Materials..................................................... 120 Fol Crafting Materials..................................................... 120 Fol Compounding Elixirs.................................................... 120 Fol Santa's Boots.................................................... 5,000,000 Fol Tri-Emblem....................................................... 6,068,400 Fol Grab Bag......................................................... 9,800,000 Fol As for the chest high up in this room, it's very hard to knock down. Here's the only way I was able to do it: Destory the Northwest block then as QUICKly as possible destroy the one directly below it. The three should tumble at about the same time and if you're lucky knock down the chest, if not, keep trying. It contains Trading Card EX13. Enter the upper left room to find 58,000 Fol and Aquaberries. Go back to the elevator and go to level 4. ---Level 4 Items: Efreet Cape, Ripe Berries (2), Magical Berries (3), 61,000 Fol Head West and open the chest to find an Efreet Cape. Exit the room West. There are two chests here, head Southwest from the door to find one just above the bottom corner containing Ripe Berries, then go up and aroudn to the left to find another atop a box containing Magical Berries. Exit to the North. Go up and head West first chance you get and head to the end. After head South then East to find a chest containing Ripe Berries. Return to the entrance and go North at the fork. On this floor you will be seeking out a whole lot (about ten) of those colourful glowing orbs, whe nyou've defeated enough they will stop spawning and you will be able to proceed. After going North at the first fork, take the East path a bit and North at the other magic circle. Destory the blocks in your path and head West at the fork. Take the first path North, then East at the top and it'll lead to three boxes blocking a chest, the chest contains Magical Berries. Go back to the North wall of the room, there is a chest at the very Northwest corner, so head West, you'll have to go down a bit to get around the wall, when you reach the chest it contains 61,000 Fol. Head South, then East again. Go all the way to the East-most side of the room. Navigate through the darkness to the Northeastern corner behind some boxes to find Magical Berries. If there are no more wisps around then head back to the entrance, go up and head East at the first fork. Break the boxes at the East end and you should reach a staircase guarded by a monster. Approach it and watch the scene. Miniboss: Name: Earth Dragon Weak: N/A Hp: 420,000 Half: Water, Wind, Fire Mp: 48,000 Immune: N/A Level: 89 Drain: Earth Exp: 100,000 Fol: 54,000 Drop: N/A After the battle, head down the stairs. ---Level 5 Items: Blueberries (2), Blackberries, Synthesis Materials (2), Perfect Berries, Burdensome Folio, Ripe Berries (2), Hefty Folio, Magical Berries (2), Obscure Scroll, 122,000 Fol Follow the path until you reach a door leading East. Enter it anf follow the path to a room with two chests, open them to receive Blueberries and Blackberries. Go back to where you entered the door leading East and head North. As you go up, destroy the top block of the four in a row to reveal a chest with Blueberries. Keep going North to trigger a scene. Her name is Puffy, but choose whatever you want. She summons a creature for you to promptly beat the crap out of. Continue the event afterward. Grab the chest on your right for some Synthesis Materials. Head West and follow that path until you reach a Southward branch, follow it to a room with some boxes in the lower right corner. Break them to find a chest containing an Obscure Scroll. Leave the room, head up and continue West along the path until you reach a door leading East. Before you go into it, destory the box right beside it to find a chest containing Perfect Berries. Enter the room, then go North. The chests here contain Burdensome Folio, Ripe Berries and Hefty Folio. Go back South and West. Head down a couple steps and enter the door leading West. Get the three chests in this room to receive Magical Berries, Synthesis Materials and Ripe Berries. Leave the room and follow the path North, and as it turns left. Enter the door you come to leading North. Go North again and break the boxes on the right side fo the room to find a chest containing Magical Berries. Head South twice, then continue West along the path. Exit South then East. At the top of this hall break the boxes to uncover a chest containing 122,000 Fol. Head South to the bottom and into the door. In this room there's a scene. Puffy's in trouble, you can choose to help her or ignore her (she's an inventor you can revruit, choose to help her.) Miniboss: Name: Alei Weak: N/A Hp: 182,900 Half: Earth, Water, Wind Mp: 3645 Immune: N/A Level: 85 Drain: Fire Exp: 5500 Fol: 230 Drop: N/A The similarities are just so prominent... watch the scene. Grab the Secret Room Key she dropped. There is a Trading Card 15 you can find in this room before heading back to where you first met her. You can now unlock the North door. Head up North and speak to Puffy. If you got the Experimental Remedy on Level 2, give it to her now. Sign her up as an inventor wherever you wish. Now go down the stairs. ---Level 6 & 7 Items: Blackberries, Blueberries (2), Aquaberries, Unwieldy Folio, Smithery Materials (2), Perfect Berries, Magical Berries (2), 162,000 Fol, Synthesis Materials, Mystic Chain From the first room head East, then East again. At the Southwest corner of this room are three chests containing Blackberries, Blueberries and Aquaberries. Continue East. Follow the path into the next room, when you enter go a bit to the right and go South, you'll find a chest with Unwieldy Folio. Exit North, then North again. At the Southwest corner of this room are two chests containing Smithery Materials and Blueberries. Before reading on I suggest reading the boss strategy because there's an important preparation to make. Take the West exit, then West again and you'll trigger a scene. Fans of Valkyrie Profile will enjoy this one. Boss: Name: Mighty Vox Weak: Earth Hp: 455,000 Half: N/A Mp: 50,000 Immune: N/A Level: 99 Drain: N/A Exp: 125,000 Fol: 56,150 Drop: 1/1 Scale Bunny (100%) *** Boss Strategies: This is an interesting fight indeed, this part is actually less about the strategies and more about the trophies. There are two reasons I saw this, first, if you are using a character capable of equipping heavy armour like Fayt and Cliff, equip those two Reflecting Plates you found and you will be virtually invulnerable for the whole fight, since 99% of the time all he uses is fire breath, and Reflecting Plate makes you 100% immune to fire. The second reason is the fact that you can get five Battle Trophies for this fight, and easy ones at that! Here are all the trophies you can earn: Defeat Mighty Vox Get item from Mighty Vox Guard against Mighty Vox Emit Anti-Attack Aura against Mighty Vox Break Mighty Vox's guard - First One: Simple, you'll get it automatically - Second One: He has a 100% drop rate, you get it automatically - Third One: A bit annoying because he refuses to do anything other than fire breath. Turn your teammates to manual to keep them from attacking and just stand under him waiting for him to swoop at you. - Fourth One: Easy, once you do number three, with the stun AAA on, you'll pretty much automatically get this one too - Fifth One: While he's stunned his fury meter should fill to about full, tap circle and boom... instant battle trophy Now turn your party back on, and beat the snot out of him. Five trophies right there. *** I just love the way the characters talk about the main story... talk about projecting out of the game. Anyway finish the scene, then head West and activate the switch. Now return all the way to the stairs you came down on. One important thing to note here is the reason you're moving at a snail's pace in battle now. The '1/1 Scale Bunny' slows your movement by 50% and has no good effects besides selling for a lot of money. Since you aren't near a shop I recommend going to the menu and dropping it with the square button. From the first room head North. The boxes at the upper right conceal a chest containing Perfect Berries. From here it's a linear path to the second room sliding puzzle. *** Email update: (From Richie C) Hey just wanted to inform you that if you move the empty spot on floor 6 to 2-3 you can find Trading Card EX14 (Cliff's P4 outfit) near the transporter leading back up. *** If you don't want the treasure, scroll down to the three asterisk marker (***). - Go to 3-4 and move it East - Go to 2-4 and move it East - Jump down Head South, open the chest to find Magical Berries and go back up the transporter. Return to the puzzle room. - Go to 3-4 and move it East - Jump down Proceed South, then again and again. Grab the Magical Berries and go North. Go East to the transporter, and retu nto the puzzle room. - Jump down Proceed East and break the boxes to get a chest containing 162,000 Fol. Go East, then North to find Smitheyr Materials is a treasure box. Follow the path South and go back on the trasporter to the sliding puzzle room. *** - Go to 3-4 and move it East - Go to 2-4 and move it East - Go to 1-4 and move it East - Go to 1-3 and move it South - Go to 2-3 and move it West - Go to 2-4 and move it North - Go to 3-4 and move it West - Go to 3-3 and move it South - Go to 3-2 and move it South - Go to 2-2 and move it East - Go to 2-1 and move it South - Go to 3-1 and move it West - Go to 3-2 and move it North - Go to 2-2 and move it East - Go to 2-3 and move it North - Go to 1-3 and move it East - Go to 1-2 and move it South - Go to 1-1 and move it South - Jump down Head North twice and break the boxes to find Magical Berries. Go West, South, then into the first East door. Break the boxes and get the Synthesis Materials. Go back and head South. Follow the linear path until you come to a scene. Boss: Name: Sootie Weak: N/A Hp: 468,000 Half: N/A Mp: 47,800 Immune: N/A Level: 104 Drain: N/A Exp: 135,000 Fol: 67,600 Drop: N/A *** Boss Strategies: This thing is very odd, you even get a battle trophy just for encountering it (and another for defeating it.) For such a little guy he has a lot of life (and some damn powerful attacks, both Hp and Mp kill) so watch out. His other advantage is his small size which gives he the ability to evade many of your attacks, so use big area encompassing skills like Air Raid to not only damage him a lot, but keep him juggled and not attacking you. His Hp and Mp totals are high, but nothing higher than you've already seen up to now. Update: It seems Sootie can run away preventing you from getting the trophy. *** Watch the scene, then enter the door and take the transporter. Before starting the section of level 8 there's one thing to note. Take the emergency exit, as the sliding puzzle on level 6 now has the blocked walls removed and there's more treasure to get. It will take you two rooms away from the sliding puzzle, so go there. - Go to 4-3 and move it South - Go to 4-2 and move it South - Go to 4-1 and move it South - Jump down Go North, grab the chest from behind the transporter containing a Mystic Chain and go back to the puzzle. - Go to 4-3 and move it South - Go to 4-2 and move it South - Go to 4-1 and move it South - Go to 3-1 and move it East - Jump down Head North. Destroy the boxes and knock down the chest containing the Divine Avenger. Head back up. *Update: I have received numerous emails about this, I believe by jumping down when the empty space is at position 1-2 you will find a Bulky Folio. Now before you move the empty spot to the top left and return to level 8 (which is easy since the walls are gone) be SURE you go all the way back up and save, a super hard boss is on floor 8 and with all the stuff you've done, there's no way you should possibly risk losing it. After saving, return here, move the empty spot to the top left corner and follow the path ot Level 8. ---Level 8 Items: Synthesis Materials, Robe of Deception, Reflecting Plate, Perfect Berries, Fire Faerie, Star Guard Start by exiting the room to the North. From this main area there are four places you must go. Start by going Northwest. Miniboss: Name: Guardian Haunt (3) Weak: N/A Hp: 95,000 Half: N/A Mp: 3720 Immune: Water Level: 95 Drain: N/A Exp: 8450 Fol: 7000 Drop: Charm of Insight (4%) Grab the chest containing Synthesis Materials and return. Head Northeast this time. Miniboss: Name: Vile Chimera Weak: N/A Hp: 662,000 Half: Wind, Fire Mp: 35,000 Immune: N/A Level: 95 Drain: N/A Exp: 40,000 Fol: 10,000 Drop: Jewel of Alertness (4%) Open the chest to find a Robe of Deception, now head back. Make your way West. Miniboss: Name: Tri-Chimera Weak: N/A Hp: 682,000 Half: Earth, Water, Wind, Fire Mp: 38,500 Immune: N/A Level: 95 Drain: N/A Exp: 40,000 Fol: 10,000 Drop: N/A The treasure box here contains a Reflecting Plate. Now one more enemy left before the boss. Head to the main area and go East. Miniboss: Name: Shadow Savant (3) Weak: N/A Hp: 100,000 Half: N/A Mp: 4000 Immune: Eartj, Water, Wind, Fire Level: 95 Drain: N/A Exp: 9000 Fol: 4400 Drop: Charm of Insight (4%) Open the chest to find Perfect Berries. Now return to the central area. Head towards the South exit for a scene. Boss: Name: Gabriel Celesta Weak: N/A Hp: 1,000,000 Half: Earth, Water, Wind, Fire Mp: 200,000 Immune: N/A Level: 114 Drain: N/A Exp: 200,000 Fol: 156,000 Drop: Spirit of Lilith (100%) *** Boss Strategies: Gabriel is extremely hard no matter how you look at it. First lets deal with how you are going to kill him, Hp kill is probably the preferred way. With 1,000,000 Hp that will take some time, but it's obviously possible, in fact his Hp total is that last thing you should be worry about. His attacks, his basic attacks is a swing of his holy spear in a circular motion that will damage anyone around it, so you'll have to be very careful of this and make sure your attacks are constantly hitting him to keep him from knocking you away. Second is his primary powerful attack, Lightning Feather. This attack deals massive Hp damage, massive Mp damage, hits numerous times and to top it all off, paralyzes you. Before the fight you may want to create some Amulets of Freedom and synthesize the effect onto your weapon (since you don't want to waste an accessory slot.) This attack goes out from Gabriel for a certain range so if you want to dodge it you'll have to get as far away from him as possible, but be warned, you aren't given much time to dodge at all. Thirdly is his Dragon attack he does later which again does lots of Hp/Mp damage and cannot be guarded. It doesn't centre at Gabriel either, in centres on the map so your best chance at avoiding this is to head to the outside areas. Fayt's simple Side Kick works great because it makes you temporarily invincible, so his spear swing misses and it's easy to cancel bonus, if you want something more powerful you can use Air Raid, but he easily interrupts you. Maria from a distance with Energy Burst (found in a scroll in this dungeon) works incredibly, and Cliff's Infinity Kick also racks up the damage. Choose your best battle skills for any other characters you happen to be using, it doesn't make a particularly big difference. And another seperate paragraph dedicated to how well Side Kick works, not only does it make his most powerful attacks miss you, but it also stops them entirely once it connects. Overall what you want out of this fight is protection from paralysis, a constant wave of damaging attacks, and a good supply of Perfect Berries. If you can get a good system going, you can bring Gabriel down. Trophies associated with this battle: Defeat Gabriel Defeat Gabriel without taking damage Defeat Gabriel within 5 minutes Defeat Gabriel at Universe Defeat Gabriel at Universe without taking damage Defeat Gabriel at Universe within 8 minutes Defeat Gabriel at 4D Defeat Gabriel at 4D without taking damage Defeat Gabriel at 4D within 10 minutes Taunt Gabriel 10 times Defeat Gabriel using only major attacks Defeat Gabriel using only Anti-Attack Auras Defeat Gabriel using only Symbology Defeat Gabriel using only Charge Defeat Gabriel alone *** After the fight watch the scene. The doors are now open at the Southwest and Southeast. The Southwest has a chest containing a Fire Faerie, the SOutheast has a chest containing a Star Guard. You have completed the Maze of Tribulations, leave and save your game. Some things to note, the broken seal Gabriel spoke of referred to the seal on floors 101-211 of the Sphere corporation. You can now access all 211 floors, the ones above 100 containg enemies that dwarf the Maze fo Tribulations in diffuculty, as to the bosses at the top. You can fight Gabriel whenever you want, so don't worry about resetting to get the rest of the Battle Trophies, save! Congratulations. o-------o | Legal | o-------o This guide is copyright (c) 2005 Alex Eagleson, the author. This walkthrough was written solely to be hosted at www.gamefaqs.com. It can also be found at www.ign.com, www.neoseeker.com and many other websites, all who sent an email asking permission to put them guide up on their site. I do by the way, encourage people to send email, feedback is always appreciated in any form, it's always nice to know you've helped someone. For a list of all my work, please visit the following URL: http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/45802.html o---------o | Credits | o---------o More than anyone, more than anything, thank you to tri-Ace for creating this game, and many more to come. Thanks to Bradygames and Elizabeth M Hollinger for a great guide Thanks to David B for Trading Card 15 info Thanks to Ricky M for Bulky Folio info Thanks to Neil H and chilledlikeice for the MoT 3-2 to 2-3 switch Thanks to Richie C for the Trading Card EX14 location Thanks to Brigg for Sootie info Thanks to trowabartan for pointing out Orichalcum mistake Thanks to CJayC for continuing to keep GameFAQs running smoothly, and the same to Sailor Bacon. Thanks to Sean, Mark and Jeremy here at the University of Guelph, thanks to everyone in the GameFAQs FAQ contributor community for being great people, and thanks to everyone who takes the time to send feedback. Thank you very much finally, to anyone and everyone reading this walkthrough. o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o</p>