OK to beat the Dark Realm without much hassle you first hace to go to where you first see the cocoon man in the well. There he will tell you how much you will prosper if you win. (This is the easy dark realm but there are three long levels of it!) Beat that and get the Ocara. After battling you will have enough energy to go on. Next go to the first checkpoint in the castle and go to the dark realm there. There it after beating the one in the well they should take it a little easier on you. In this one the cocoon man will sound all paranoid. But you have to get close to the back wall in order for him to "fall down." You must see the cocoon man more than once in order to go to the dark realm.
Submitted by Carlos Hanna
OK, here is how to get the Great Arrow. First you must be Kaide to get it. By now Kaide should have the sacred knife. To get the great arrow, the game will automaticly send Kaide, and you, to the gate that you unlocked with the decorated sword. Bugs will begin attacking you. Defeat the bugs and go through the first locked door on your left. The door you unlocked before with the fully enhanced green sword is now locked. After defeating the bugs, unlock the door strait infront of you. From there defeat a couple of bugs and demons. Go to the broken bridge after that and unlock the door in the room that follows the bridge. From there, you should find a hallway. Instead of going into the room infront of you, go to the room to the left of you. Go up the stairs and to your right and there you should find a trick treasure box. Open it and you get the Decorated Arrow. After that, go back down the steps and into the room I told you not to go into. Go past the s!
tatue and to your right, there you will find a pedestal containing the Great Arrow! Take the Great Arrow off. After that the door you came in through will be locked (and you can't use the Shinobi Kit.). After the door locks place the Decorated sword on the pedestal. This will unlock the door and the treasure chest in the same room that you are in. In side the treasure chest you'll find the Green Key that you'll use to unlock the door that leads to a boat that will take you to Samenoske.
Submitted by Vincent Vaccaro