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Achievement Guide

Castlevania: Harmony of Despair
FAQ and Achievement Guide V0.75
Written by Paul Acevedo
Created on: 08/06/10
Updated on: 08/30/10

Contents:
1.  Introduction
2.  Version History
3.  Basic Gameplay
4.  Stats, Attributes, and Ailments
5.  Characters
6.  Chapters
7.  Bosses
8.  Chest Contents
9.  Monsters
10. Items
11. Shops
12. Secrets and Unlockables
13. Achievements
14. Downloadable Content
15. Special Thanks
16. Contact Information


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1. Introduction
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This FAQ and Achievement Guide covers Castlevania: Harmony of Despair 
for Xbox Live Arcade. The game is a 360 megabyte downloadable
file that costs 1200 Microsoft Points, or $15 US dollars.

Harmony of Despair is the first true multiplayer-focused Castlevania 
game (we won't count Castlevania Judgment on Wii). The game supports 
up to six players. Solo play is possible (and recommended for some 
characters), though building up in multiplayer first is usually a 
good idea.

The game does a poor job of explaining its various systems and the 
menus are archaic as well. Thus this guide will help you learn to 
play and succeed in bringing Dracula and his minions down.

You may also enjoy my Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Achievement 
Guide, which can be found at
http://faqs.ign.com/articles/777/777167p1.html or GameFAQs.

People who want to learn more about the entire
Castlevania series should visit the Castlevania Dungeon at
http://www.castlevaniadungeon.net


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2. Version history
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08/06/10  Version 0.3 FAQ created.
08/10/10  Version 0.31 update. Added in-game descriptions for all 
          characters. Charlotte's Complete Shop added (will stick the 
          rest in soon.) Corrected errors in attributes list as well 
          as the infamous ELE error (darn Notepad not matching 
          cases!).
08/13/10  Version 0.35 update. Updated secrets and unlockables section 
          with all six secret items and map images. Updated 
          Achievements with new tips.
08/16/10  Version 0.6 update. 
          Basic gameplay section completed!
          Chapters section updated with information about every 
          chapter (more to come in future updates).
          Monsters list complete except for minor details.
08/24/10  Version 0.7 update. Chapters section: Normal enemies 
          alphabetized and counted; Chapter 5 walkthrough added.
          Chest Contents updated. Basic Gameplay updated with 
          Grimoire and Changing items between chapters tips.
08/30/10  Version 0.75 update. 
          Chest Contents updated with tons of new items and fixes.
          Secret Item 5 instructions updated. A few Achievement tips
          tweaked.


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3.  Basic Gameplay
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Moves
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Attack: Press X (and also Y for some characters). Each character's
        basic attack can be upgraded in a unique way, detailed in the
        Characters section of this guide.

Slide kick: Down + X. Slide kicks are very weak, though their damage
            does increase a bit with a high ATK stat. Their primary
            use is to dodge attacks. Slide kicks are also needed
            to earn the Slick Kick Achievement.

Double jump: Press A once to jump and then press it again in the air.

Jump kick: After double jumping, press Down + A while still in the 
           air. With proper timing, you can jump kick enemies repeatedly
           without taking damage. Jump kicking off of enemies, other
           players, or Soma's Yorick skull is often required to reach
           high platforms.

Back dash: Left Bumper. This is a useful dodging tool. It can also 
           be used for back dash canceling, in which a player back 
           dashes while attacking repeatedly, thus attacking more
           rapidly than otherwise possible.

Personal skill: Right Bumper. Each character's personal skill is
                unique. Their utility varies; poor Jonathan's guard 
                skill is fairly useless.
             
Hunter skill: Up to four hunter skills can be assigned at once:
              One each to B button, Down + B, Up + B, and 
              Forward + B. Each character's hunter skills are unique.
              Hunter skills cost MP (the blue meter) to use.

Adjust camera: Click the Right Thumbstick to toggle between
               various levels of camera zoom. By default 3 zoom
               levels are available, though a fourth can be enabled
               in the Camera Settings menu.              

Phrases: Press Back button and then select from several phrases to
         communicate with your team. It is far, far better to use
         a headset, of course.

Use Item: Hold Left Trigger and press Right Trigger to use whatever
          item you have equipped.

Dual Crush: These two-player special moves require 80 MP from each 
            player to perform. Press Right Trigger while standing
            next to another player. If he or she also presses it
            (and everyone has the MP, natch) the move will execute.
            You must use this to get the Grim Synergy Achievement.


Grimoires
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A grimoire is a textbook of sorcery and magic, according to Dictionary.com.
Within the game's story, the Grimoire contains the entire history of
Castlevania: all of its monsters and heroes alike. In each chapter,
players spawn at one or more Grimoires. From here, you can change
your equipment, equip items, and view the Monster and Item Compendiums.
Accessing a Grimoire is the only way to do these things during a
chapter, so you may want to backtrack to one if the need arises.
Each chapter except for Six has more than one Grimoire, though, so
you'll often have the opportunity to visit one on your way to the boss.


Changing gear between chapters
------------------------------
Many beginning players don't realize they can change their equipment
and items while in single- and multiplayer lobbies. Simply choose
Preparations and then Main Menu to access the equipment menus, etc.


Chests
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There are six kinds of chests in Harmony of Despair. When playing
multiplayer, opening any non-blue chest will cause all living players 
to receive an item or money from it. The item received is random
(from a certain pool for that chapter, difficulty level, and character).
Skeletal players cannot receive items. The Luck stat does not affect 
non-boss chests.

Blue: In multiplayer, blue chests always contain a Water of Life.
      Only the person who opens the chest receives it, and you can
      only carry one at a time. Never open a blue chest when you
      already have a Water of Life!

      In single-player, blue chests have the same random items 
      as green chests.

Red: These contain varying amounts of money.

Brown: Holds food items or other low value gear. In Chapter Six on 
       Normal and all Chapters on Hard, these can also be Mimic
       enemies, so watch out!

Green: Contains common gear.

Purple: Contains uncommon gear. There are less purple chests in
        each chapter than green ones. These sometime hold very
        strong items and weapons.

Gold: This chest only appears in a boss room after the boss has been
      defeated. Many of the best items in the game only come from
      gold chests. Soma can also find boss's souls in these chests.

      Be warned that a high Luck stat actually reduces the chance of 
      receiving a rare item from gold chests, as it increases the 
      chance of getting an uncommon one instead. Rare boss drops are 
      more likely to occur if a player did not take damage during the 
      chapter and/or if the chapter is completed in a short amount 
      of time. 


Skeleton players
----------------
In multiplayer games, when a character dies, he or she becomes a 
skeleton. Skeletal players can still move, jump, and attack by 
throwing bones. They cannot slide kick or jump kick. Skeletons only
have 100 HP and very low defense. If a skeletal player dies, the team 
loses 3 minutes from the chapter timer. Thus it is often best for 
skeletal players to stay out of harm's way, especially during boss 
fights.


Reviving dead players
---------------------
A skeleton player can be revived using the Water of Life item. 
These come from blue chests, of which there is a finite supply (3-5) 
in each chapter. If a player holds a Water of Life, an icon will
appear next to his or her character portrait at the top of the screen.
To use the good water, stand close to a skeleton and press Right 
Trigger. He or she will be revived and restored to full health and MP.

Remember, never open a blue chest when you have an unused Water of 
Life because that wastes one of them! Since there are so few Water of 
Life items available, it's often best to prioritize which player you 
revive. A dead player who possesses a Water of Life or a highly skilled 
player should receive priority over other players.

After a boss has been defeated, you can still revive dead players as
long as a living player has a Water of Life or one remains in the
chapter. That way the dead player can still get an item from the
boss chest.


Game Over conditions
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Single-player: if the player's HP reaches zero, the game ends.

Multiplayer: the game will end if all players become skeletons.

Single- and multiplayer: the chapter timer in the top-right corner
of the screen starts counting down from 30 minutes. Should it reach
zero it's game over, man. Whenever a skeletal player dies the timer
decreases by 3 minutes, so keep your team's skeletons safe!


Unlocking chapters
------------------
Initially you can only choose to play Chapter One. Complete it in
single- or multiplayer to unlock the next chapter, and so on. When
you complete Chapter Six on Normal difficulty, Chapter One of Hard
difficulty will unlock. Unlocking Hard chapters works the same way
as Normal chapters.

In multiplayer games, the team can only access the highest chapter
number that has been unlocked by every single member of the party.
If one person has only gotten as far as Chapter Two, for instance, 
then that's the highest chapter the party can select. The same applies
to Hard difficulty chapters. It's not a huge deal if you're willing
to be patient. As long as a few party members are pretty strong, 
they can help weaker party members unlock chapters in no time.


Sharing items between your characters
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There is no trading of items between players, probably because it would
lead to item duplication exploits. However, all of *your* characters
share the same item pool. So if you find an armor with Alucard that
is also wearable by Jonathan, feel free to equip it on Jonathan. The
same item can even be equipped to multiple characters, which is handy.
Not every character can use every item, though. Many are restricted 
by gender or simply to specific characters. If a character cannot
see a particular item you own, that means he or she can't use it.


Mixing up single-player and multiplayer
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Harmony of Despair is a multiplayer-oriented game, but that doesn't
mean you should only play multiplayer. Progress and items are
shared between both modes, so anything found or unlocked in one is
also available in the other. Having trouble beating a chapter by 
yourself? Hop online and recruit some friends or strangers to help
overcome the challenge. Some characters actually build up and 
increase their powers better in single-player:

-Charlotte has a much easier time learning spells from enemies when
 no one else is killing them. It's a very good idea to learn some
 spells offline before hopping online with her.

-Shanoa needs enemies to be alive in order to acquire their Glyphs,
 so you may want to grab them offline before switching to 
 multiplayer.


Use a headset in multiplayer!
----------------------------
Remember, multiplayer is all about teamwork. If you can't hear or
speak to other players, you are a liability to your team. Dracula's
back, so it's no time to be shy! If you don't own a headset, you
should probably spend some time thinking about what you did wrong
with your life. Get everything in order, turn over a new leaf, and
go buy one already!


Xbox 360 controller got you down?
---------------------------------
It's a well-known fact that the official Xbox 360 controller has
a very inaccurate direction pad. It can make jump kicking, performing
Alucard's weapon-specific special moves, and Jonathan's martial arts
far more of a chore than necessary.

What can you do? Simple! Buy the Hori EX Pad 2 from Amazon or another
online retailer. It has the best d-pad of any Xbox 360 controller,
making fighting game-style motions a breeze. It also has turbo
and autofire functions, which can be helpful for attacking rapidly
in this game (ya cheater). Trust me, Hori Pads make many 2D Xbox
360 games far more enjoyable.


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4.  Stats, Attributes, and Ailments
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Stats
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Before we look at characters or items, let's establish what teach 
stat does. Hey Konami, don't make us figure them out next time!

HP: Hit Points, of course. Lose them all and you turn into a skeleton.

MP: Magic Points. MP fuels spells, glyphs, and subweapon use.
    Recharges over time.

ATK: Attack. The character's attack power.

DEF: Defense. Defense against physical attacks.

STR: Strength. Boosts ATK when physical weapons are equipped.

CON: Constitution. Every two points of constitution raises a 
     character's DEF by one. May also affect status ailment 
     recovery time.

INT: Intelligence. Affects the power of magical attacks.

MND: Mind. Magic resistance. Mind also affects Shanoa and 
     Charlotte's glyph/spell acquisition success rates.
     Neither MND nor INT affect MP regeneration.

LCK: Luck. Affects the chance of enemies dropping items or souls for
     Soma. Luck does NOT affect chests or boss drops in any way.

     Each point of Luck raises an enemy's item/soul drop rate 
     percentage by .01. Most characters start with 5 points of luck, 
     so if a drop rate is 1.6% with 5 luck points, then 15 luck 
     points increases the drop rate to 2.6%. It may not seem like 
     much, but it can make a difference.


Attributes
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There are also several icons, called attributes, which represent 
specific types of damage and damage resistances. Each character's 
base attributes are zero but can be increased or decreased 
by equipping items. In the Monster Compendium, red attributes are 
an enemy's weaknesses and blue attributes are its resistances.

Name          Icon            Abbreviation
----          ----            ------------
Strike        Hammer          STR
Slash         Dagger          SLA
Pierce        Trident         PIE
Fire          Flame           FIR
Ice           Snowflake       ICE
Lightning     Lightning       LIT
Petrify       Stone           PET
Holy          Sparkle         HOL
Darkness      Dark swirl      DAR
Curse         Eye             CUR
Poison        Skull           POI


Ailments
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Some enemy attacks and items cause negative status effects. 
The Remedy item cures all ailments, while some items cure only a 
single ailment.

Petrify:
  A petrified character turns to stone and cannot move. Pressing the 
  buttons rapidly and/or wiggling the analog stick or d-pad is the 
  only way to recover.

Poison:
  A poisoned character flashes purple and loses health for several 
  seconds. Aminita mushrooms and Rusty Food Tins cause poison, 
  so don't eat them. The Anti-Venom item, as you might think, 
  cures poison.

Curse:
  A cursed character flashes yellow and loses all MP and cannot 
  regenerate MP for several seconds. Uncurse Potions will fix a curse. 
  Could have used those in Drag Me to Hell!

Charm:
  Two enemies can charm players: Imps and Dracula.
  Imps do so by latching onto a player's head. Defeat the Imp and
  its victim will regain control.

  Only female characters can be charmed by Dracula's third form. 
  Once charmed, they cannot control their actions and will attack 
  other players.


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5.  Characters
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Soma
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Appearances: Aria of Sorrow and Dawn of Sorrow
Character Select Description: 
  The reincarnation of Dracula. He is mortal, but possesses an 
  amazing talent: the power of dominance over monsters' souls. By 
  collecting the Souls released by slain adversaries, Soma can 
  harness those creatures' power. A natural warrior, he is also 
  skilled with all types of weaponry.

Starting Stats: 
  ATK 9     DEF 3     STR 5     CON 5   INT 5   MND 5   LCK 5
  HP 303    MP 100

Maxed ATK:

Alucard
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Appearances: Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse, Symphony of the 
             Night, Aria of Sorrow, Dawn of Sorrow, Judgment
Character Select Description: 
  The dhampir son of Dracula who once fought and defeated his father 
  so that his mother's soul might find peace. Alucard can wield a 
  variety of Dark Magic by collecting the right scrolls.

Starting Stats: 
  ATK 4     DEF 3     STR 6     CON 5   INT 5   MND 5   LCK 4
  HP 300    MP 100

Maxed ATK:


Jonathan Morris
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Appearances: Portrait of Ruin (John Morris in Bloodlines is
             Jonathan's father.)
Character Select Description: 
  A young man whose clan the Belmonts entrusted with their sacred 
  whip, the Vampire Killer. While he comes across as less then 
  serious, he never backs away from his responsibilities; he chose 
  to fight Dracula even with the knowledge that the whip would steal 
  part of his life to make up for his lack of experience. Jonathan 
  can learn a variety of Martial Arts by collecting the right scrolls.

Starting Stats: 
  ATK 5     DEF 4     STR 5     CON 7   INT 3   MND 4   LCK 6
  HP 300    MP 100

Maxed ATK:


Shanoa
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Appearances: Order of Ecclesia, Judgment
Character Select Description: 
  A sorceress in the Order of Ecclesia, an organization which 
  pledged to fight Dracula, Shanoa fought Dracula with the 
  magical Glyphs at her command. With the power of Magnes, she can 
  also cling to magnets. Her expressionless face belies the 
  great ower [SIC] within.

Starting Stats: 
  ATK 4     DEF 3     STR 5     CON 5   INT 6   MND 6   LCK 3
  HP 300    MP 100

Maxed ATK:


Charlotte Aulin
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Appearances: Portrait of Ruin
Character Select Description: 
  A gifted mage hailed as a genius by some. She infiltrated 
  Castlevania and fought alongside Jonathan Morris as his counsel. 
  Charlotte has mastered a special art: by binding monster energy 
  to her book, she can then wield it in the form of Spells.

Starting Stats: 
  ATK 4     DEF 2     STR 4     CON 3   INT 7   MND 6   LCK 5
  HP 300    MP 100

Maxed ATK:


*DLC*

Julius Belmont
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Appearances: Aria of Sorrow, Dawn of Sorrow

Maria Renard
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Appearances: Dracula X: Rondo of Blood, Symphony of the Night,
             Portrait of Ruin, Judgment
Character Select Description: 


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6.  Chapters
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This section focuses on strategies for the chapters themselves. For 
boss strategies, see the Bosses section. To see what items can be 
found in each chapter, head to the Chest Contents section.


Chapter One: Caught in the Cradle of Decay
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Based on: Dark Chapel, Cursed Clocked Tower, and Condemned Tower 
          areas from Dawn of Sorrow
Music (default): "Ruined Castle Corridor"
Boss music (default): "Into the Dark Night"

Normal Enemies: 
  Amalaric Sniper (4), Axe Knight (22) Bat (9), Bone Pillar (16), 
  Flea Man (13), Ghost (respawning), Merman (6), Minotaur (7),     
  Peeping Eye (5), Skeleton (11), Spittle Bone (5),  Zombie (respawning)

Hard Enemies: Coming soon!
Boss: Gergoth
Chests: 5 Blue     X Brown     X Green     X Red     X Purple
Breakable walls: 4
Players Spawn: Together (lower left corner)

-Zombies:
 The zombies in the starting room will repawn for a little while 
 before stopping. Starting players should kill a few until one drops 
 the Hobo Clothes, and then run back to the Grimoire to equip the
 armor.

-Scale room:
 Just to the left of the Grimoire in the lower-right corner of the 
 map, there is a room with a gold scale. Above the left side of the
 scale is a green chest, and a little past the right side is a purple 
 chest. Getting on either side of the scale raises the other side 
 until you jump off. 

 A single player can reach the green chest by jumping on the right
 scale until it lowers all the way, then jumping to the left scale
 and quickly hopping up to the platform.

 The purple chest usually requires two people. One person fully 
 lowers the left scale and the other person hops onto the right one
 and then up to the right platform. Soma players may be able to 
 reach the platform without help by equipping the Yorick soul 
 (found in Chapter 2) and then jump-kicking off of Yorick's skull.

-Mirrors:
 The mirror to the left of the green chest in the scale room is a 
 one-way transporter. Stand in front of it and press Right Trigger
 to warp to the mirror on the opposite side of the wall. You can
 also reach the other mirror by climbing the clock gears below it.

-Going under the boss:
 If you proceed up and left from the mirror and clock gears room,
 you will eventually reach a room with a Minotaur and a locked
 door behind it. The switch to open the door is above that room. 

 To reach the lever, double back to the first Axe Knight room and 
 proceed right past the Merman room (this would require flooding 
 the Merman room or jump-kicking off another player or Yorick skull).
 In multiplayer games, another person will usually open the switch
 for the person who reaches the door.

 The purpose of going through the door? You can clear the enemies
 out below the boss. Otherwise you'll have to contend with them
 during the boss fight, which is no fun for weaker players. The 
 first sub-boss room contains two Axe Knights and a flame blocking
 the exit to the right. The flame stops intermittently. Pass
 through when cuts off and you can start working your way up to the
 boss itself.

-Merman rooms:
 Intially there is a room containing water and two Mermen. Below
 it is a room with no water and four Mermen. Pull the switch in
 the water room to flood the lower room, this allowing players
 to use the water to take the right exit of the lower room.

-Drawbridge:
 Left of the Grimoire near the center of the map is a switch.
 Surprisingly, pulling this switch lowers the drawbridge next to it.

-Lyre rooms:
 A lyre is the part of a clock that looks like a pendulum. 
 Knowledge is power!

 At the top center of the map there are two lyre rooms, one
 above the other. Climbing the first is easy. Get on the first
 crate and double jump onto the lyre. 
 The second room contains two lyres. Hop onto the bottom one. 
 Wait until it swings all the way to the left and then double jump 
 to the right and onto the top lyre.

-Elevator:
 Unless you have a way to move really quickly (Winged Boots, for 
 instance) the green elevator at the top of the map 
 requires two people to operate. One or more players ride inside
 while another player pulls the switch to lower and raise the 
 elevator. At the bottom is a Grimoire and a path that leads to
 the rooms below the boss. Whoever rides the elevator can
 clear out the rooms below the boss if they havem't been cleared
 already or just ride back up and attack the boss from the top.
 Bypassing the elevator completely works too.

-Swing points:
 Two vertical rooms beside the boss room contain swing points.
 Shanoa and Julius can use them to climb more easily,
 but anyone can traverse the rooms by riding their moving platforms.

-Hard-to-reach chests:
 Immediately down and left of the boss's starting position is
 a room with a blue chest and a purple one. It can only be reached
 after Gergoth breaks his room's floor. When he does this, quickly
 hold left to fall into the room. If you miss it, you or another
 player can fall from the top and try again.

-Red Licorice: Not as good as Twizzler's?
 The bell room has a Red Licorice instant-use item in its top left
 corner. Should you take the candy or not? It heals 15 HP and
 temporarily adds 5 INT. But it also subtracts 5 LCK, which makes
 it harder to get enemy drops or souls for Soma. Decide whether
 you want high Luck or not (it's bad for boss drops, remember)
 before grabbing it.

-Breakable walls:
 1: In the room left of the room with four Mermen, the lower-right
    corner of the wall contains a Tasty Meat.

 2: The center of the map has a room with a large circular clock
    gear, a moving platform, and spikes at the top. The room to
    the right has a blue chest at the bottom. In this blue chest
    room, the middle left wall hides a mouth-watering Roast Beef.

 3: The vertical room immediately to the left of both lyre rooms
    has a Tasty Meat along the left wall, near the top.

 4: Three long vertical rooms are located to the right of the
    boss room. The middle one has a Boneless Ham along its
    top left edge.

-Secret Item: Bell
 In the bell room on the far left edge of the map, slide under the 
 center bell, stand up inside of it, and jump. A Bell icon should 
 fall from the bell on the left. Grab it for points.

Image:
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Chapter Two: Lord of Unseen Strings
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Based on: Lost Village, Demon Guest House, and Garden of Madness 
          areas from Dawn of Sorrow
Music (default): "After Confession"
Boss music (default): "Into the Dark Night"

Normal Enemies:
  Aliorumnas (4), Bone Pillar (22), Ectoplasm (2), Frozen Shade (4), 
  Ghost (respawning), Glasya Lebolas (1), Maneating Plant (4), 
  Moldy Corpse (11), Persephone (4), Skeleton (5), Spittle Bone (3), 
  Succubus (2), Treant (6), Une (5), White Dragon (3), Yorick (8)

Hard Enemies: Coming soon!
Boss: Puppet Master
Chests: 3 Blue     X Brown     X Green     X Red     X Purple
Breakable walls: 4
Players Spawn: Apart

-Mushrooms:
 The Moldy Corpses in this chapter sometimes drop Amanita
 mushrooms. You'll want to pick one up to fill out your Item
 Compendium, but only once! They poison you for several seconds,
 so avoid them after the first time.

-Iron Maidens:
 This chapter contains several iron maidens, which are hinged 
 person-shaped torture devices. Step in one and it will close around 
 your character, causing massive damage. That does not rock! Many iron 
 maiden rooms also contain a pushable crate. Pushing a crate onto an 
 iron maiden serves two purposes: it keeps players from accidentally 
 stepping into it and prevents the boss from going to that particular 
 iron maiden's room.

-Bone Pillars:
 Several locations in this chapter contain Bone Pillars can be used as 
 platforms to reach high places:

  -Above ground, in the middle of the map there are two sets of Bone 
   Pillars. Use the left one to reach a room with a Succubus and chest,
   and the right one to reach a room containing an Aliorumnas and
   another chest.

  -Up and right of the boss room is a red room with an 
   8 skull-high Bone Pillar and two chests. Kill a few skulls until
   you can  jump onto the Pillar and reach the chests.

  -Left of the boss room is a large purple room with two scales and
   a Bone Pillar. Do not kill this Pillar! You may need to use it 
   to clim back up after the boss has left his room.

-Rotating platforms:
 At the bottom-left part of the map is a large room with a 
 White Skeleton and four small platforms. The platforms rotate
 when stepped on, so immediately jump after landing one to
 reach the next one. The same type of platform also appears in a room
 to the right of the boss room.

-Fire room:
 To the right of the boss room is a red room with 3 sets of fire traps,
 3 weighted switches, and a purple chest. If one player enters from 
 the bottom and another enters from the top, the flames can be safely
 navigated. Step on the lower-right switch, allowing the top player
 to grab the Purple chest and step on the next switch. Both players
 can proceed to the left and reach the boss, but only if the
 switch in a different room that unlocks the boss doors has been pulled.

-Reaching the boss:
 Two rooms above the boss room there is a locked door. Head to the right
 until you are below the top-right Grimoire and then continue down 
 and left. Just past the red room with the tall Bone Pillar is
 the switch that opens the locked door.

 After the door is open, go down to the room left of the boss.
 The switch there opens the boss door as well as a door in the
 room just below it. The lower door allows players to chase the boss
 down after he leaves the room and to return to the boss room for
 the chest once Puppet Master is defeated.

-Swing points:
 Several rooms contain swing points. Most notably is the one in the
 large purple room. Shanoa and Jonathan can use it to save time by 
 traveling to either top door of the room.

-Breakable walls:
 1: In the lower-right corner of the map, one room left of the
    White Dragon, is a room containing a Maneating Plant and a food
    item in its top-right corner. But it's also got a breakable wall
    in the top-left corner with a juicy Roast Beef inside.

 2: Two rooms below the top-right Grimoire is a room with a Frozen Shade
    and a chest. In the bottom-right corner lies a Tasty Meat.

 3: Near the top-middle of the map is a blue chest room. Its lower-right
    corner contains another Tasty Meat for your dining pleasure.

 4: Left of the large purple scale room with the Bone Pillar is
    a tall room with a chandelier at the bottom. The lower-left corner
    possesses a Boneless Ham.

-Secret item: Crown
 Defeat the boss and head down two levels to the Piano Room.

 Most of the white piano keys are labeled but the black keys are not.
 Here we will label the black keys as # (sharps) and b (flats).

 Here is what it looks like:

         [#]       [b]         [#]     [#]     [b]         [#]
[ - ][  C  ][  D  ][  E  ][  F  ][  G  ][  A  ][  B  ][  C  ][ - ]

 The tune you need to play utilizes E flat (Eb) and B flat (Bb).

 Jump on the keys in this order:

 F, Bb, G, F, Eb, F, Bb, G

 You can hop on the platform above the piano in between keys. The 
 crown will drop onto the center of the platform when the tune is
 finished.

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Chapter Three: The End of Chaos
-------------
Based on: Abyss from Dawn of Sorrow and 
          Skeleton Cave from Order of Ecclesia.
Trivia: The Cave Troll enemy, which first appears in this chapter, is 
        actually the Chupacabra in Japanese Castlevania games. The name 
        was mistranslated in Symphony of the Night and the mistranslation 
        has been used in every subsequent English appearance.
Music (default): "Phantom of Fear"
Boss music (default): "Piercing Battle Fury"

Normal Enemies:
  Axe Knight (10), Bone Pillar (15), Cave Troll (11), Fire Demon (4), 
  Flea Man (12), Glasya Labolas (2), Imp (respawning), Minotaur (14),
  Peeping Eye (1), Skeleton (14), Spittle Bone (3), White Dragon (3)

Hard Enemies: Coming soon!
Boss: Menace
Chests: 3 Blue     X Brown     X Green     X Red     X Purple
Breakable walls: 4
Players Spawn: Apart

-Clear blocks:
 The clear blocks in this chapter are breakable. Several contain
 enemies, which you may want to free and kill before waking up the boss.
 Otherwise you'll have to contend with the monsters from the blocks and
 Menace simultaneously.

 You shouldn't break the two top left-most blocks immediately, though.
 They can be used to reach a green chest. If you break them by mistake,
 only Soma's Yorick jump can get up to the chest.

-Yellow platform:
 While climbing the left portion of the chapter, you'll encounter a 
 blue chest guarded by Bone Pillars. Below it is a switch that moves
 a large yellow platform. Be sure to pull the switch once so that the
 yellow platform moves to the right. This makes it easier for people to 
 go up and down the left path. Most importantly, the yellow switch
 provides a useful platform for attacking the boss's head.

-Hammer time!
 At the top of the stage is a giant bone hammer. On the left side
 of it there is a switch that swings the hammer. To the right is a wheel
 that winds the hammer after it's been swung. 

 Only step on the hammer switch when you're sure it will hit the boss!
 Menace must be awake and standing or jumping near the center of the map
 to get hit. After the hammer swings, it can't be used again until
 the wheel is fully wound. This takes a lot of hits - use rapid-fire
 weapons like Jonathan's Wrecking Ball or Alucard's Yasutsuna sword
 to wind it faster.

-Imp attack!
 Both the switch and wheel are guarded by respawning imps. They stop 
 spawning if you kill enough of them. Both spots are great places to 
 level Jonathan and Julius's subweapons and Shanoa's Glyphs.
 However, on Hard the Imps are quite dangerous; you may wish to skip
 them altogether.

-Swing points:
 To the right of the boss's starting position are two swing points.
 They lead up to two lovely purple chests. Yorick jumping will not
 get you high enough to reach them. But even if you don't have anyone
 who can swing up to the chests, it's sometimes possible to get them
 anyway. When the Menace backs up, it *may* destroy the blocks to the 
 left of the chests. If so, you can jump down from above to grab them.

-Breakable walls:
 1: In the lower-right corner of the map, where some players spawn, 
    there is a floating platform. Break the left edge of it to receive
    a Boneless Ham.

 2: Along the right edge of the map, just above a blue chest and another
    chest, a Cave Troll stands on a platform. The right edge of the
    platform has a Tasty Meat.

 3: At the top of the map and just right of the wheel there is an area 
    with two Minotaurs, some floating platforms, and a food item. Inside 
    the left edge of the largest floating platform is a bowl of Ramen.

 4: The only breakable wall on the left side of the map is right above
    the place with several skeletons. The right edge of the platform
    over their heads hides Beef Curry.

-Secret Item: Moai
 After the boss wakes up and destroys the blocks and platforms in the 
 center of the stage, fall (Charlotte) or jump kick (everyone else) 
 through the center of the vortex in the background. If you pass through 
 the right spot, the Moai appears. It's far easier to get by jump kicking 
 the boss's head when he's in the center since you'll have more than one
 chance to hit the right spot.

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Chapter Four: Esquisse of Violence
------------
Based on: City of Haze and Nation of Fools from Portrait of Ruin
Trivia: Esquisse, pronounced 'eh skees,' means the first 
        sketch of a picture or model.
Music (default): "Gaze Up at the Darkness"
Boss music (default): "Esquisse of Violence"
Normal Enemies:
  Aliorumnas (4), Axe Knight (10), Bat (4), Cave Troll (4), The Creature (4), 
  Dullahan (4), Ectoplasm (3), Flea Man (7), Glasya Lebolas (3), 
  Gurkha Master (9), Lerajie (7), Persephone (4), Spittle Bone (8), Witch (4)
Hard Enemies: Coming soon!
Boss: Brauner
Chests: 4 Blue     X Brown     X Green     X Red     X Purple
Breakable walls: 4
Players Spawn: Apart

-Breakable walls:
 1: The left side of the map has two rooms with Lerajies. The lower room's
    right wall has a Kiwi. Yum!

 2: The blue chest room at the top-left corner of the map also contains
    an Escargot in its left wall.

 3: Just below the Dullahan room in the middle of the map is a long room
    with a Glasya Lebolas, The Creature, and a Gurkha Master. The left edge 
    of this room's Mango Mousse Cake is even more delicious than it sounds.

 4: Down and right from the Mango Mousse Cake is a room with two Glasya
    Lebolas dogs. The vertical room that connects rooms 3 and 4
    has a wall with a Rusty Food Tin inside. Eew, don't eat it!


Chapter Five: Song of the Unslakable Blade
------------
Based on: Pinnacle and Clock Tower of Order of Ecclesia
Trivia: It's not as obscure a word as esquisse, but just in case: 
        unslakable means unquenchable, as in a blade whose thirst 
        for blood cannot be quenched.
Music (default): "Ebony Wings"
Boss music (default): "Symphony of Battle"

Normal Enemies:
  Aliorumnas (3), Axe Knight (3), Buer (2), Cave Troll (5), 
  Dead Warrior (3), Disc Armor (2), Dullahan (1), Gurkha Master (3), 
  Medusa Heads (respawning), Harpy (10), Imp (5), Lerajie (6), Malachi (1),
  Nova Skeleton (2), Peeping Eye (4), Sea Demon (2), Skeleton Gunman (9),
  Spittle Bone (2), White Dragon (1)

Hard Enemies: Coming soon!
Boss: Death
Chests: 3 Blue     X Brown     X Green     X Red     X Purple
Breakable walls: 3
Players Spawn: Apart

-Difficult spawn points:
 This chapter has four spawn points, two of which are especially challenging.
 
 If you start at the bottom, it's a matter of wriding the clock lyres
 and dodging pendulums. Jonathan players may want to use his martial arts
 to get past the pendulums, though properly timed jumps work as well for him
 as anyone.

 If you start on the top-left spawn point, it's a matter of riding
 moving platforms to the top while avoiding Peeping Eyes. This path is far
 easier for Shanoa and Julius because of the swing points. If you have
 one of those characters in your group and you are farming this chapter,
 try to have that player spawn in this point.

 The bottom-right spawn point is the most difficult. Fire traps go on and 
 off intermittently, so you must time your jumps to climb up the castle. If 
 the player who spawns here dies and a Sea Demon has spotted him or her, 
 the Sea Demon will relentlessly hound that player's skeleton.

-Spotlights!
 There are two spotlights in this chapter, one on the left and one on the 
 right. Each light's position is controlled by a switch; step on it to
 toggle the position. If you get both lights to intersect and Death
 flies into the point where they meet, he'll take 550 damage and head
 to the boss room. The spotlight intersection also kills imps. You can
 make the spotlights meet in a few different places - I find the room
 with the spinning blades (two rooms below the boss room) to be the best
 location.

-Clock hands:
 The host player's system time will determine the time shown on the
 two clock faces at the top of the map. If the minute hand is near the
 15- or 45-minute mark, it can be used as a platform to easily reach the 
 mirror rooms above.

-Mirrors:
 The two warp mirrors at the top of this map lead to each other.

-Fire trap:
 On the left side of the map, a purple chest is guarded by a fire trap 
 that can only be shut off by a switch in the room to the right. If you 
 don't have another player to stand on the switch, use Jonathan's martial 
 arts or Soma's Puppet Master Soul to get through the fire unscathed.

-Elevator action:
 On the right side of the map, just right of the Malachi, there lies
 a green elevator. Two people are needed to use it - one to flip the
 switch and another to ride. The rider should beware of the fire trap
 along the elevator's path; use invincible moves like Alucard's mist,
 Charlotte's healing, Jonathan's martial arts, or Soma's Final Guard
 to avoid fire damage.

-Locked door:
 Directly above the elevator room is a locked door and a switch for
 the door. The door can only be unlocked from the left side, not the 
 right.

-Hard to reach chests:
 Several chests in this chapter can only be reached by either jumpkicking
 another player, an enemy, or Yorick's skull. Most notable is the purple
 chest directly to the right of the boss room. Hop off a harpy or
 poor Yorick to get it.

-Breakable walls:
 1: The central room with two clock gears, just below the room with
    two rotating blades, hides a Mango Mousse Cake in its left wall.

 2: The bottom-left Medusa Head room with one large clock gear also
    has a Kiwi in its right wall.

 3: The top-left vertical room with two Cave Trolls (which leads to
    the roof and a brown chest) contains Escargot in the top corner 
    of the left wall.

-Secret Item: Vic Viper (Gradius)
 Unless you have Winged Boots, you'll need at least two people to collect 
 this item (the person who triggers it normally won't be able move fast 
 enough to pick it up).

 In the top-right corner of the map there is a long blue vertical room.
 Above and to the left are a blue chest and a mirror. The players who
 want to collect the item should stand above the room and near the mirror.
 The player who triggers the item should stand in the top-right corner 
 of the blue room (the background of the actual corner is black). 
 The Vic Viper will fly by very quickly from the right.
 The players waiting above can jump to collect it. 
 A player wearing Winged Boots can actually collect the Vic Viper solo by 
 hurrying to the top after triggering the item to appear. 
 If you miss it, you will need to replay the Chapter in order to try again.

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Chapter Six: Come Sweet Hour of Death
-----------
Based on: Entrance, Library, Final Approach, and castle areas 
          from Order of Ecclesia.
Trivia: The sprites for Dracula's first and second form first 
        appeared in Dracula X: Rondo of Blood. They are based on 
        his forms from the original NES Castlevania. His third 
        form previously appeared in Symphony of the Night.
Music (default): "The Colossus"
Boss music (default): 1 - "Order of the Demon"
                      2 - "Dance of Illusions"

Normal Enemies:
  Aliorumnas (1), Buer (3), Disc Armor (3), Dullahan (3), Ectoplasm (2),
  Final Guard (3), Gurkha Master (2), Imp (4), Lerajie (3),
  Malachi (4), Medusa Head (respawning), Mimic (1), Nova Skeleton (5), 
  Sea Demon (2), Specter (5), Succubus (2), Thunder Demon (4)
     
Hard Enemies: Coming soon!
Boss: Dracula
Chests: 3 Blue     X Brown     X Green     X Red     2 Purple
Breakable walls: 4
Players Spawn: Together (lower left corner)

-Breakable walls:
 1: To the right of the first Succubus you'll find a Nova Skeleton and
    then a Malachi. Before exiting the room from the top, break the
    small lower wall just left of the Malachi to receive a Meat Strip.

 2: The first Sea Demon room (in the center of the map) has a piece
    of meat sitting on a ledge to the left. You can break part of the 
    ledge to find a Strawberry Donut.

 3: The top-most central room of the map is guarded by the last Final
    Guard and a Nova Skeleton. Break the ceiling and you'll see
    both a purple chest and a Truffle. 200 HP, baby!

 4: Just before the staircase to Dracula, the left outside wall of the
    the castle (below the Konami Man spot) holds a Tasty Meat.


*DLC*


Chapter 7: Beauty, Desire, Situation Dire
---------
Based on: Portrait of Ruin
Music (default): ?
Boss music (default): ?
Normal Enemies:
  Axe Knight, Bone Pillar, White Dragon, Skeleton, Harpy, 
  Mummy, Glasya Lebolas, Ectoplasm, Fire Demon, Malachi, 
  Buer, Final Guard
Hard Enemies: Coming soon!
Boss: Dracula
Chests: X Blue     X Brown     X Green     X Red     X Purple
Breakable walls: 
Players Spawn: Apart

Check back after the DLC is released for more info!


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7.  Bosses
--------------------------------------------------------------------
Strategies coming soon, dude!

Chapter 1 - Gergoth
---------

Chapter 2 - Puppet Master
---------

Chapter 3 - Menace
---------

Chapter 4 - Brauner
---------

Chapter 5 - Death
---------

Chapter 6 - Dracula
---------


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8.  Chest Contents
--------------------------------------------------------------------
This section attempts to list the contents of Brown, Green, Purple,
and Gold (boss) chests in each chapter of Normal and Hard difficulty,
as well as which characters can receive each item.

If you discover new items in a chapter's chest, please send me the
information in the same Chapter/Difficulty/Color/Character format
used here.

Character Abbreviations
-----------------------
ALU - Alucard       SOM - Soma       JON - Jonathan      SHA - Shanoa
CHA - Charlotte     JUL - Julius     MAR - Maria         ALL - All


Chapter 1, Normal
-----------------
-Brown
 -----
 Alucart Sword - ALU
 Fried Chicken - ALL
 Leather Shield - ALU
 Meat Strip - ALL
 Milk - ALL
 Olives - ALL
 Sandals - ALU
 Tea - ALL
 White Corsage - SHA

-Green
 -----
 Bandana - ALU
 Cotehardie - SHA
 Falchion - ALU
 Hiking Boots - SHA
 Knuckle Duster - ALU
 Leather Shield - ALU
 Sandals - ALU
 Short Sword - ALU
 Silent Sandals - CHA, SHA
 Steel Helm - ALU
 White Corsage - CHA

-Purple
 ------
 Baselard - ALU
 Combat Boots - ALU
 Gym Clothes - SHA
 Leather Plate - SHA
 Red Scarf - CHA
 Sabrina Sandals - CHA
 Scimitar - ALU
 Tonfa - ALU

-Gold
 ----
 Blue Knuckles - ALU
 Daybreak - ALU
 Gergoth Soul - SOM
 Hero's Cape - ALU
 Hercules Ring - ALL
 Neck Warmer - CHA, SHA
 Saber - ALU
 Spiked Boots - ALL


Chapter 2, Normal
-----------------
-Brown
 -----
 California Roll - ALL
 Cape - ALU
 Cream Soda - ALL
 Fried Chicken - ALL
 Hoop Earring - ALL
 Knuckle Duster - ALU
 Leather Hat - ALL
 Olives - ALL
 Silent Sandals - CHA, SHA

-Green
 -----
 Alucart Sword - ALU
 Bandana - ALU
 Cape - ALL
 Cape of Invisibility - ALL
 Cloth Tunic - SHA
 Coteharide - CHA
 Hiking Boots - ALU, SHA
 Hoop Earring - ALL
 Knuckle Duster - ALU
 Leather Hat - ALL
 Pendant - CHA, SHA
 Sandals - ALU
 Short Sword - ALU
 Silent Sandals - CHA, SHA
 Tyrfing - ALU

-Purple
 ------
 Baselard - ALU
 Cape of Invisibility - ALU
 Combat Boots - ALL
 Dark Metamorphesis (Spell) - ALU
 Fedora - CHA
 Gym Clothes - SHA
 Kirtle - ALU
 Laural Brooch - CHA, SHA
 Leather Plate - ALU, JON, SHA, SOM
 Neck Warmer - CHA, SHA

-Gold
 ----
 Baselard - ALU
 Dark Metamorphesis (Spell) - ALU
 Holbein Dagger - ALU
 Laurel Brooch - CHA, SHA
 Neck Warmer - CHA, SHA
 Puppet Master Soul - SOM


Chapter 3, Normal
-----------------
-Brown
 -----
 California Roll - ALL
 Canele - ALL
 Coffee - ALL
 Cream Soda - ALL
 Fried Chicken - ALL
 Leather Hat - ALL
 Meat Strip - ALL
 Silent Sandals - CHA, SHA

-Green
 -----
 Combat Boots - ALL
 Fedora - CHA
 Hoop Earring - CHA
 Houppelande - ALU
 Neck Warmer - CHA, SHA
 Rapier - ALU, SOM
 Rose Corsage - CHA, SHA
 Sabrina Shoes - CHA
 Scarf - CHA
 White Corsage - CHA, SHA

-Purple
 ------ 
 Ballroom Masque - CHA
 Bastard Sword - ALU
 Bekatowa - ALU
 Circlet - ALL
 Flamberge - ALU
 Hellfire - ALU
 Inuit Boots - ALL
 Pearl Ring - CHA
 Poncho - ALL
 Silk Robe - CHA, SHA
 Silver Stud - ALL
 Stone Mask - ALL
 Turquoise Stud - ALL


-Gold
 ----
 Circlet - ALL
 Heaven's Sword - ALU
 Justaucorps - ALL
 Knight Shield - ALU
 Lapiste - SHA
 Pneuma - SHA
 Poncho - ALL
 Slick Boots - ALL
 Stone Mask - ALL


Chapter 4, Normal
-----------------
-Brown
 -----
 Alucart Sword - ALU
 Caesar Salad - ALL
 Cape - ALL
 Chocolate Cruller - ALL
 Cloth Tunic - ALL
 Grapes - ALL
 Hoop Earring - ALU, CHA
 Licorice - ALL
 Pendant - ALL
 Sandals - CHA, SHA
 Silent Sandals - CHA, SHA
 Steamed Mussel - ALL

-Green
 ----- 
 Blessed Ankh - ALU
 Combat Boots - ALL
 Laurel Brooch - CHA, SHA
 Leather Plate - ALU
 Neck Warmer - ALU, CHA, SHA
 Rapier - ALU
 Rose Corsage - CHA, SHA
 Saber - ALU
 Scarf - ALU
 Wingtips - ALL

-Purple
 ------
 Blessed Ankh - ALU
 Circlet - ALL
 Cloth Cape - ALL
 Combat Knife - ALU
 Cutlass - ALU
 Flamberge - ALU
 Glamourous Pumps - CHA
 Inuit Boots - ALL
 Justaucorps - ALL
 Pearl Ring - ALL
 Poncho - ALL
 Stone Mask - ALL
 Turquoise Stud - ALL

-Gold
 ----
 Brauner Soul - SOM
 Combat Knife - ALU
 Daybreak - ALU
 Gold Ring - ALL
 Inuit Boots - ALL
 Lapiste - SHA
 Olrox's Suit - ALU, SOM
 Pneuma - SHA
 Stone Mask - ALL


Chapter 5, Normal
-----------------
-Brown
 -----
 Hero's Cape - ALL
 Iron Shield - ALU
 Laurel Brooch - CHA, SHA
 Mace - ALU
 Popcorn - ALL
 Quiche - ALL

-Green
 -----
 Astral Brooch - ALL
 Ballroom Masque - ALL
 Broadsword - ALU
 Glamourous Pumps - SHA
 Flamberge - ALU
 Knight Shield - ALU
 Moonstone - ALL
 Poncho - ALL
 Silk Robe - SHA
 Silver Stud - ALL
 Sunstone - ALL

-Purple
 ------
 Army Jacket - SHA
 Bloody Stud - ALU, CHA, SHA, SOM
 Blue Cape - ALL
 Clover Tiara - SHA
 Head Guard - ALU
 Porkpie Hat - ALU
 Prima Shoes - CHA, SHA
 Skull Necklace - ALL
 Soul Steal - ALU
 Sword of Hador - ALU

-Gold
 ----
 Clover Tiara - SHA
 Dancers Blouse - CHA
 Death Soul - SOM
 Holy Veil - CHA, SHA
 Masamune - ALU, SOM
 Milican's Sword - ALU, SOM
 Moonwalkers - ALL
 Ninja Suit - CHA, JON, SHA
 Lapiste - SHA
 Pneuma - SHA
 Soul Steal - ALU
 Skull Necklace - ALL


Chapter 6, Normal
-----------------
-Brown
 -----
 Ballroom Masque - ALL
 Caeser Salad - ALL
 Chocolate DOnut - ALL
 Cloth Cape - ALL
 Gazpacho - JON
 Inuit Boots - ALL
 Iron Plate - ALL
 Kiwi - ALL
 Licorice - ALL
 Monocle - ALL
 Pearl Ring - ALL
 Plain Cruller - ALL
 Silver Stud - ALL
 Steamed Mussel - ALL
 Strawberry Donut - ALL
 Turquoise Stud - ALL

-Green
 -----
 Army Jacket - ALU, JON, SHA, SOM
 Ballroom Masque - ALL
 Bloody Stud - ALU, CHA, SHA, SOM
 Blue Cape - ALL
 Circlet - ALL
 Dancers Blouse - CHA
 Enamel Pinheels - SHA
 Goggles - ALL
 Head Guard - ALU, JON, SOM
 Inuit Boots - ALL
 Iron Leggings - ALU, JON, SOM
 Jeweled Knuckle - ALU
 Monocle - ALL
 Morning Star - ALU
 Ninja Suit - CHA, JON, SHA
 Pearl Ring - ALL
 Pitch Black Suit - ALU
 Porkpie Hat - ALU, JON, SOM
 Prima Shoes - CHA, SHA
 Sage Ring - ALL
 Skull Mask - ALL
 Skull Necklace - ALL
 Sonic Strike - JON
 Steel Plate - ALU, JON, SOM
 Stone Mask - ALL
 Studded Choker - ALL
 Surcoat - JON
 Turquoise Stud - ALL


-Purple
 ------
 Biker's Jacket - ALL
 Breastplate - ALU, JON, SHA, SOM
 Cross - JON
 Fury Plate - ALU, JON, SHA, SOM
 Gold Stud - ALL
 Holy Sword - ALU, SOM
 Hrunting - ALU
 Iron Helmet - ALU, JON, SOM
 Sage Ring - ALL
 Sappire Corset - CHA
 Skull Ring - ALL
 Sonic Strike - JON
 Steel Greaves - ALU, JON, SHA, SOM
 Traveller Cape - ALL
 War Fatigues - ALU, JON, SOM

-Gold
 ----
 Daybreak - ALU
 Dracula Soul - SOM
 Fury Plate - ALU, JON, SHA, SOM
 Hellfire - ALU
 Holy Sword - ALU
 Iron Helmet - ALU, JON, SHA, SOM
 Lapiste - SHA
 Mercury Boots - ALL
 Nun's Habit - CHA, SHA
 Pneuma - SHA
 Satan Ring - SOM
 Vorpal Blade - ALU


Chapter 7, Normal
-----------------
-Brown
 -----

-Green
 -----

-Purple
 ------

-Gold
 ----


Chapter 1, Hard
---------------
-Brown
 -----
 Chocolate Cruller - ALL
 Plain Cruller - ALL
 Plain Donut - ALL
 Red Licorice - ALL
 Silk Robe - CHA
 Stone Mask - ALL

-Green
 -----
 Ballroom Masque - ALL
 Bloody Stud - ALU, CHA, SHA, SOM
 Blue Cape - ALL
 Circlet - ALL
 Cloth Cape - ALL
 Enamel Pinheels - CHA
 Forget-Me-Not - CHA
 Goggles - ALL
 Inuit Boots - ALL
 Justaucorps - ALL
 Ninja Suit - CHA, JON, SHA
 Pearl Ring - ALL
 Pearl Tiara - CHA
 Poncho - ALL
 Porkpie Hat - ALL
 Prima Shoes - CHA
 Silver Stud - ALL
 Skull Mask - ALL
 Skull Necklace - ALL
 Studded Choker - ALL
 Stone Mask - ALL
 Turquoise Stud - ALL

-Purple
 ------
 Biker's Jacket - ALL
 Glass Shoes - CHA, SHA
 Sapphire Corset - CHA
 Traveler Cape - ALL

-Gold
 ----
 Biker's Jacket - ALL
 Combo Boots - ALU, JON, SHA, SOM
 Elfin Robe - CHA, SHA
 Gergoth Soul - SOM
 Lilith Corset - CHA
 Mage Robe - CHA, SHA
 Mana Prism - ALL
 Mjollnjr -  SOM
 Sapphire Corset - CHA
 Silver Crown  - CHA
 Spiked Mail - JON
 Super Potion - ALL
 Tough Ring - ALL


Chapter 2, Hard
---------------
-Brown
 -----

-Green
 -----

-Purple
 ------

-Gold
 ----
 Brilliant Mail - JON
 Healing Mail - JON, SHA
 Muramasa - ALU, SOM
 Puppet Master Soul - SOM
 Thief Ring - ALL


Chapter 3, Hard
---------------
-Brown
 -----
 Biker's Jacket - ALL
 Fried Crab Claw - ALL
 Escargot - ALL
 Mint Mousse Cake - ALL
 Pizza - ALL
 Traveler Cape - ALL

-Green
 -----
 Assassin's Cape - ALL
 Bathrobe - CHA, SHA
 Biker's Jacket - ALL
 Crystal Necklet - ALL
 Elfin Robe - CHA, SHA
 Nun's Shoes - CHA, SHA
 Oxfords - ALL
 Platinum Stud - ALL
 Silk Neglige - CHA, SHA
 Silver Crown - CHA
 Skull Ring - ALL
 Traveler Cape - ALL

-Purple
 ------
 Blood Cloak - ALL
 Clown Shirt - CHA, SHA
 Frilly Camisole - CHA
 Heart Brooch - ALL
 Mourning Veil - CHA, SHA
 Red Scarf - ALL

-Gold
 ----
 Blood Cloak - ALL
 Chaos Ring - ALL
 Frilly Camisole - CHA
 Heart Brooch - ALL
 Nebula - SOM

 Royal Sandals - ALL


Chapter 4, Hard
---------------
-Brown
 -----

-Green
 -----

-Purple
 ------

-Gold
 ----
 Aquarius - CHA, SOM
 Alucard Sword - ALU
 Brauner Soul - SOM
 Dalmatica - CHA, SHA
 Feather Gear - ALL
 Gungner - SOM
 Shogun Helmet - ALU/JON/SOM


Chapter 5, Hard
---------------
-Brown
 -----
 Assasin's Cape - SOM
 Beef Curry - ALL
 Boneless Ham - ALL
 Elfin Robe - CHA, SHA
 Holy Mail - SOM
 Kaladbolg - SOM
 Mach Punch - SOM
 Oxfords - ALL
 Ramen - ALL
 Roast Beef - ALL
 Silver Leggings - ALU, JON, SHA, SOM
 Trident - SOM
 Viking Helmet - ALU, JON, SOM

-Green
 -----
 Astral Brooch - ALL
 Burtgang - SOM
 Diamond Shoes - CHA, SHA
 Diamond Tiara - CHA
 Durandal - SOM
 Frilly Camisole - CHA
 Gaebolg - SOM
 Golden Axe - SOM
 Fire Mail - ALU, JON, SOM
 Holy Mail - SOM
 Holy Mantle - SOM
 Ice Mail - ALU, JON, SOM
 Lightning Mail - ALU, JON, SOM
 Moonstone - ALL
 Osafune - SOM
 Platinum Chain - SOM
 Royal Sandals - SOM
 Silk Hat - SOM
 Small Sword - SOM
 Sunstone - ALL
 Whip Knuckle - SOM

-Purple
 ------
 Attica Helment - SOM
 Bloodstone - ALU
 Crimson Cloak - SOM
 Dragon Helm - SOM
 Estoc - SOM
 Eversing - SOM
 Herald Shield - ALU
 Platinum Leggings - SOM
 Platinum Mail - SOM
 Serenity Robe - SOM
 Soul Steal (spell) - ALU
 Tear of Blood - CHA, SOM
 Yasutsuna - ALU, SOM

-Gold
 ----
 Ancient Armor - ALU, JON, SHA, SOM
 Astral Ring - ALL
 Berserker Mail - ALU, JON, SHA, SOM
 Death's Robe - ALL
 Death's Scythe - SOM
 Death Soul - SOM
 Diamond Plate - ALU, JON, SHA, SOM
 Elven Cape - ALL
 Kaladbolg - SOM
 Mojo Mail - ALU, JON, SHA, SOM
 Samurai Helmet - ALU, JON, SOM
 Truffle - ALL
 Yasutsuna - ALU, SOM


Chapter 6, Hard
---------------
-Brown
 -----
 Assassin's Cape - ALL
 Beef Jerky - ALL
 Boneless Ham - ALL
 Kung Fu Suit - JON
 Lilith Corset - CHA
 Oxfords - ALL
 Platinum Stud - ALL
 Ring Mail - JON
 Shrimp Cocktail - ALL
 Silk Neglige - CHA, SHA
 Silver Plate - ALU, JON, SOM
 Skull Shield - ALU

-Green
 -----
 Arachne Hennin - CHA, SHA
 Astral Ring - ALL
 Boneless Ham - ALL
 Dalmatica - CHA
 Elven Cape - ALL
 Goddess Shield - ALU
 Gold Plate - JON
 Holy Mantle - ALL
 Miko Dress - CHA, SHA
 Mojo Mail - ALU, JON, SHA, SOM
 Moon Brooch - CHA, SHA
 Princess Tiara - CHA
 Sage Ring - ALL
 Samurai Helmet - ALU, JON, SOM
 Samurai Leggings - ALU, JON, SOM
 Samurai Plate - ALU, JON, SOM
 Sonic Strike - JON
 Wyrm Robe - CHA, SHA

-Purple
 ------
 Balmung - SOM
 Boomerang - JON
 Cross - JON
 Diamond Plate - ALU, JON, SOM
 Foie Gras - ALL
 God's Garb - ALL
 Heavy Armor - ALU, JON, SHA, SOM
 Holy Water - JON
 Megiongord - ALL
 Muse's Tiarra - CHA
 Paladamentum - ALL
 Princess Coat - CHA, SHA
 Simon's Bandanna - JON
 Simon's Sandals - JON

-Gold
 ----
 Alucard's Sword - ALU
 Ancient Armor - ALU, JON, SHA, SOM
 Berserker Mail - ALU, JON, SHA, SOM
 Bloodstone - ALU
 Claimh Solias - SOM
 Dracula Soul - SOM
 Dracula's Tunic - ALU, SOM
 Dragon Helm - ALU, SOM
 Estoc - ALU, SOM
 Foie Gras - ALL
 Hellfire - ALU
 Herald Shield - ALU
 Impervious Mail - ALU, JON, SOM
 Kaiser Knucles - SOM
 Lorica - JON
 Minerva Mail - SHA
 Paladamentum - ALL
 Platinum Leggings - ALU, JON, SHA, SOM
 Serenity Robe - CHA, SHA, SOM
 Simon's Plate - JON
 Tear of Blood - CHA, SOM
 Valmanway - ALU, SOM
 Venus Brooch - CHA, SHA
 Winged Boots - ALL
 Yasatsuna - ALU, SOM


Chapter 7, Hard
---------------
-Brown
 -----

-Green
 -----

-Purple
 ------

-Gold
 ----
 


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9.  Monsters
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Attributes Key: We'll use abbreviations in the monster descriptions.
--------------

Name          Icon            Abbreviation
----          ----            ------------
Strike        Hammer          STR
Slash         Dagger          SLA
Pierce        Trident         PIE
Fire          Flame           FIR
Ice           Snowflake       ICE
Lightning     Lightning       LIT
Petrify       Stone           PET
Holy          Sparkle         HOL
Darkness      Dark swirl      DAR
Curse         Eye             CUR
Poison        Skull           POI


1. Zombie
---------
Score: 50
Weaknesses: STR, SLA, PIE, PET
Resistances: None
Soul Percentage: 2.5%
Items: Hobo's Clothes 4.5%
Description: An animated corpse.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 1

2. Bat
------
Score: 50
Weaknesses: SLA, PIE, PET, HOL, POI, CUR
Resistances: None
Soul Percentage: 3%
Items: None
Description: A bloodsucking bat that lurks in the castle.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 1, 4

3. Skeleton
-----------
Score: 100
Weaknesses: STR, FIR, HOL
Resistances: PIE, ICE, DAR
Soul Percentage: 3%
Items: None
Description: A skeletal corpse controlled by magic.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 1, 2, 3, 4, 7

4. Ghost
--------
Score: 50
Weaknesses: None
Resistances: None
Soul Percentage: 3%
Items: None
Description: A small spirit doomed to wander the castle grounds 
             for all eternity.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 1, 2, 4

5. Axe Knight
-------------
Score: 200
Weaknesses: STR, LIT, PET, POI, 
Resistances: PIE, ICE
Soul Percentage: 3%
Items: Axe 8.5%., Axe Knight Shield 2.5%
Description: A zombie warrior in heavy armor, equipped with a 
             devastating axe.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7

6. Peeping Eye
--------------
Score: 100
Weaknesses: SLA, PIE
Resistances: None
Soul Percentage: 1%
Items: Monocle 5.5%, Gambler Glasses 1%
Description: A creature thaty keeps watch in the castle.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 1, 3, 5

7. Amalaric Sniper
------------------
Score: 200
Weaknesses: SLA, PIE, PET, DAR, POI, CUR
Resistances: HOL
Soul Percentage: 3%
Items: Chakram 2.5%
Description: A fallen angel who is now a fearsome archer.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 1

8. Fleaman
----------
Score: 100
Weaknesses: SLA, PIE, PET, POI, CUR
Resistances: None
Soul Percentage: 2.5%
Items: Paper Airplane 5.5%
Description: A sinister little man who leaps about as if he were 
             a flea.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 1, 3, 4

9. Merman
---------
Score: 100
Weaknesses: SLA, PIE, LIT, PET, POI, CUR
Resistances: ICE
Soul Percentage: 3%
Items: None
Description: Half man, half fish, and all monster. It hunts prey 
             near the water.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 1

10. Spittle Bone
----------------
Score: 100
Weaknesses: STR, FIR, HOL
Resistances: PIE, DAR
Soul Percentage: 3%
Items: None
Description: A four-legged skeleton that crawls on walls.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

11. Bone Pillar
---------------
Score: 100
Weaknesses: STR, FIR, HOL
Resistances: DAR
Soul Percentage: 1.5%
Items: None
Description: Stacked dinosaur skulls, animated by a demonic force.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 1, 2, 3, 7

12. Minotaur
------------
Score: 300
Weaknesses: SLA, PIE, PET, CUR, POI
Resistances: STR
Soul Percentage: 2.5%
Items: Meat Strip 5.5%, Battle Axe 2.5%
Description: A creature with the head of a bull and the body of a man.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 1, 3, 4

13. Une
-------
Score: 50
Weaknesses: FIR, DAR
Resistances: LIT, HOL
Soul Percentage: 4.5%
Items: None
Description: An eerie plant that feeds on blood.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 2
 
14. Man-eating Plant
--------------------
Score: 200
Weaknesses: SLA, PIE, FIR, DAR
Resistances: LIT, HOL
Soul Percentage: 3.5%
Items: None
Description: A carnivorous plant that grew and developed a taste for
             human flesh.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 2

15. Moldy Corpse
----------------
Score: 100
Weaknesses: SLA, PET, CUR
Resistances: None
Soul Percentage: 3%
Items: Amanita 5.5%
Description: A human consumed by evil after eating a cursed mushroom.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 2
 
16. Treant
----------
Score: 300
Weaknesses: SLA, PIE, FIR, DAR
Resistances: LIT, HOL
Soul Percentage: 3.5%
Items: None
Description: An ancient tree animated bya  purely malevolent will.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 2
 
17. Persephone
--------------
Score: 200
Weaknesses: SLA, PIE, PET, CUR, POI
Resistances: None
Soul Percentage: 3%
Items: Forget-Me-Not 5.5%, Heart Brooch 2.5%
Description: The count's demonic maid. She seems to have bought a 
             new vacuum cleaner.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 2, 4
 
18. Frozen Shade
----------------
Score: 200
Weaknesses: STR, FIR, PET, CUR, POI
Resistances: ICE
Soul Percentage: 3%
Items: Pudding 5.5%
Description: A wraith that can freeze the air.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 2
 
19. Ectoplasm
-------------
Score: 200
Weaknesses: HOL
Resistances: None
Soul Percentage: 2.5%
Items: Uncurse Potion 5.5%, Summon Spirit 4.5%
Description: A substance created by souls who cannot find rest.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 2, 4, 6, 7
 
20. Imp
-------
Score: 100
Weaknesses: PIE, PET, HOL, POI
Resistances: DAR
Soul Percentage: 2.5%
Items: None
Description: A tiny demon who loves mischief.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
 
21. White Dragon
----------------
Score: 300
Weaknesses: STR, FIR, HOL
Resistances: PIE, DAR
Soul Percentage: 3%
Items: None
Description: The bones of a long-knecked dinosaur, animated by a 
             demonic force.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 2, 3, 5, 7
 
22. Aliorumnas
--------------
Score: 200
Weaknesses: SLA, PIE, PET, CUR, POI
Resistances: FIR, ICE, LIT, HOL, DAR
Soul Percentage: 2.5%
Items: Kiwi 5.5%
Description: Witches banished by the Gothic king Filimer.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 2, 4, 5, 6
 
23. Yorick
----------
Score: 100
Weaknesses: STR
Resistances: PIE
Soul Percentage: 3%
Items: None
Description: A skeleton that ceaselessly chases its own skull.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 2
 
24. Glasya Labolas
------------------
Score: 300
Weaknesses: SLA, ICE, PET, CUR, POI
Resistances: STR
Soul Percentage: 3%
Items: None
Description: A demonic dog with large, powerful wings.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 2, 3, 4, 7
 
25. Cave Troll
--------------
Score: 300
Weaknesses: SLA, PIE, ICE, PET, CUR, POI
Resistances: STR
Soul Percentage: 3%
Items: Dark Metamorphosis 3.5%
Description: A blood-sucking beast that extracts the entrails of 
             cows with its tongue.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 3, 4, 5
 
26. Medusa Head
---------------
Score: 10
Weaknesses: SLA
Resistances: None
Soul Percentage: 0.8%
Items: Medusa Shield 1%
Description: A monster created in great numbers from the head of 
             Medusa.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 5, 6
 
27. Witch
---------
Score: 200
Weaknesses: SLA, PIE, PET, CUR, POI
Resistances: FIR, ICE, LIT
Soul Percentage: 3%
Items: Cream Puff 5.5%, Witch's Hat 2.5%
Description: A spellcaster who rides an enchanted broomstick.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 4
 
28. Succubus
------------
Score: 200
Weaknesses: SLA, PIE, PET, HOL, CUR, POI
Resistances: FIR, ICE, LIT, HOL
Soul Percentage: 1%
Items: Tiramisu 5.5%, Succubus Boots 2%
Description: A demon that assumes the form of a beautiful maiden 
             to drain vitality.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 2, 6
 
29. Fire Demon
--------------
Score: 300
Weaknesses: SLA, PIE, ICE, HOL
Resistances: FIR, DAR
Soul Percentage: 3%
Items: ?
Description: This demon is master of the all-consuming flame.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 3, 4, 7
 
30. Buer
--------
Score: 200
Weaknesses: STR, ICE, PET, CUR, POI
Resistances: None
Soul Percentage: 3%
Items: None
Description: A beast with many legs.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 5, 6
 
31. Lerajie
-----------
Score: 300
Weaknesses: SLA, PIE, ICE, PET, CUR, POI
Resistances: None
Soul Percentage: 3.5%
Items: Richochet Rock 6.5%, Berry Cruller 3.5%
Description: An evil hunter who uses richocheting bullets to kill
             from afar.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 4, 5, 6
 
32. Gurkha Master
-----------------
Score: 400
Weaknesses: STR, LIT
Resistances: ICE
Soul Percentage: 3%
Items: Boomerang 6.5%
Description: An armored warrior with a knife of the same name.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 4, 5, 6
 
33. The Creature
----------------
Score: 400
Weaknesses: SLA, PIE, ICE, PET, CUR, POI
Resistances: STR, LIT
Soul Percentage: 1%
Items: Rusty Food Tin 5.5%, Grenade 4.5%
Description: An artificial being created bya  mad scientist.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 4
 
34. Dullahan
------------
Score: 500
Weaknesses: SLA, PIE, HOL
Resistances: None
Soul Percentage: 3%
Items: Iron Plate 5.5%
Description: A beheaded knight who carries his own severed head.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 4, 5, 6
 
35. Harpy
---------
Score: 300
Weaknesses: SLA, PIE, ICE, PET, CUR, POI
Resistances: None
Soul Percentage: 3%
Items: None
Description: A vicious bird-like creature with the head and
             torso of a woman.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 5, 7
 
36. Skeleton Gunman
-------------------
Score: 100
Weaknesses: STR, FIR, HOL
Resistances: PIE, ICE, DAR
Soul Percentage: 3%
Items: None
Description: A skeletonw arrior armed with an old musket.
Single-Player HP: 50 Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 5
 
37. Disc Armor
--------------
Score: 400
Weaknesses: STR, LIT, PET, CUR, POI
Resistances: ICE
Soul Percentage: 3%
Items: Steel Plate 5.5%
Description: An armor-clad soldier that is an expert at throwing
             giant circular blades.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 5, 6
 
38. Sea Demon
-------------
Score: 300
Weaknesses: SLA, PIE, FIR, HOL
Resistances: ICE
Soul Percentage: 3%
Items: Rahab's Frost 2.5%
Description: An evil demon of the sea, skilled with ice magic.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 5, 6
 
39. Mimic
---------
Score: 300
Weaknesses: FIR, PET, HOL, CUR, POI
Resistances: None
Soul Percentage: 3%
Items: None
Description: A creature that disguises itself as treasure, then 
             awaits its prey.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 6 (Normal), 1-6 (Hard)
 
40. Dead Warrior
----------------
Score: 200
Weaknesses: SLA, PIE, PET, HOL, CUR, POI
Resistances: STR
Soul Percentage: 2.5%
Items: Partisan 5.5%
Description: A dead knight whose spirit still lusts for battle.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 5
 
41. Nova Skeleton
-----------------
Score: 200
Weaknesses: STR, FIR, HOL
Resistances: PIE, ICE, DAR
Soul Percentage: 3%
Items: None
Description: Holes were drilled in his head to implant psionic 
             powers.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 5, 6
 
42. Thunder Demon
-----------------
Score: 300
Weaknesses: SLA, PIE, HOL
Resistances: LIT
Soul Percentage: 3%
Items: Indra's Light 2.5%
Description: This demon manifests its fury in thunderous peaks.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 6
 
43. Specter
-----------
Score: 200
Weaknesses: FIR, ICE, LIT, PET, HOL, POI
Resistances: STR, SLA, PIE
Soul Percentage: 3%
Items: None
Description: An eternally wandering spirit, consumed by hatred.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 6
 
44. Malachi
-----------
Score: 400
Weaknesses: SLA, PIE, HOL, POI
Resistances: DAR
Soul Percentage: 2.5%
Items: None
Description: A pagan being from ancient times who strikes fear in 
             anyone he meets.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 5, 6, 7
 
45. Final Guard
---------------
Score: 800
Weaknesses: None
Resistances: STR, SLA, PIE, FIR, ICE, LIT, HOL, DAR
Soul Percentage: 1.5%
Items: Ring Mail 5.5%
Description: An elite warrior chosen to guard key areas in the castle.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 6, 7
 
46. Gergoth
-----------
Score: 3000
Weaknesses: SLA, PIE, ICE
Resistances: None
Soul Percentage: 0.5%
Items: None
Description: A once-gentle beast, warped by magic and driven 
             mad by imprisonment.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 1 (boss)
 
47. Puppet Master
-----------------
Score: 3000
Weaknesses: STR, FIR, HOL
Resistances: None
Soul Percentage: 0.5%
Items: None
Description: The cursed king of dolls and a master of manipulating 
             dimensions.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 2 (boss)
 
48. Menace
----------
Score: 3000
Weaknesses: None
Resistances: DAR
Soul Percentage: None
Items: None
Description: A humongous amalgamation of powerful demons.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 3 (boss)
 
49. Brauner
-----------
Score: 3000
Weaknesses: SLA, PIE, HOL
Resistances: DAR
Soul Percentage: 0.5%
Items: None
Description: An artist who became a vampire and renounced humanity.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 4 (boss)
 
50. Death
---------
Score: 3000
Weaknesses: HOL
Resistances: DAR
Soul Percentage: 0.5%
Items: None
Description: Dracula's confidant.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 5 (boss)
 
51. Dracula
-----------
Score: 1000
Weaknesses: HOL
Resistances: DAR
Soul Percentage: 0.5%
Items: None
Description: The true master of the castle.
Form 1 Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Form 2 Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Form 3 Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 6 (Boss)
 
*DLC*

52. ?
---------
Score: 
Weaknesses: 
Resistances: 
Soul Percentage: 
Items: 
Description: 
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 7

53. Mummy
---------
Score: 200
Weaknesses: SLA, PIE, FIR, HOL
Resistances: ICE, DAR
Soul Percentage: ?
Items: None
Description: A mummified warrior, buried in a tomb to protect his 
             king.
Single-Player HP: ? Normal, ? Hard
Appears in Chapter(s): 7


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10.  Items
--------------------------------------------------------------------
Coming soon, baby!


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11. Shops
--------------------------------------------------------------------
Buying
------
Items that you already own appear in green.

Selling
-------
When selling an item that is purchaseable in the shop, you will only 
receive 1/5 of its purchase cost. Some items are unsalable.


Character-Specific Shops
------------------------
Each character can buy different things in the shop. New items unlock 
in the shop after completing the game on Normal. Beating Hard does not 
unlock new items.

Soma
----
Starting shop:
Normal complete shop:

Alucard
-------
Starting shop:
Normal complete shop:

Jonathan
--------
Starting shop:
Normal complete shop:

Shanoa
------
Starting shop:
Normal complete shop:

Charlotte
---------
Starting shop:

Normal complete shop:
 *Items
 -Potion 200
 -High Potion 500
 -Super Potion 5000
 -Mind Up 300
 -High Mind Up 1000
 -Mana Prism 5000
 -Remedy 200
 -Uncurse Potion 50
 -Anti-Venom 50

 *Weapons
 -None-

 *Head
 -Glasses 500
 -Thick Glasses 1500
 -Ballroom Masque 2400
 -Sunglasses 2800
 -Combat Beret 5200
 -Traveler's Hat 8000

 *Chest
 -Casual Clothes 400
 -Justaucorps 4000
 -Surcoat 6200
 -Nun's Robes 7800
 -Sapphire Corset 8500

 *Legs
 -Sandals 500
 -Enamel Pinheels 1680
 -Artemis Shoes 30000

 *Cape
 -Cape 300
 -Hero's Cape 800
 -Cloth Cape 1000
 -Traveler Cape 2000
 -Assassin's Cape 4000
 -Elven Cape 10000

 *Accessories
 -Pendant 500
 -Lucky Charm 1000
 -Pearl Ring 1500
 -Abalone Brooch 1800
 -Crystal Necklet 3800
 -Orchid Corsage 3200
 -Power Belt 4800
 -Flame Necklace 5400
 -Blessed Ring 6000
 -Immunity Ring 6000
 -Black Belt 20000


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12. Secrets and Unlockables
--------------------------------------------------------------------
Secret Items 
------------
Each chapter has one secret item from a Konami Famicom (Japanese NES) 
game. They don't do anything on their own except for increasing your 
stage score, nor do they appear in the Item Compendium. There is no
reward for collecting them all.

-Chapter One: Bell (TwinBee)
 -----------
 In the bell room on the far left edge of the map, slide under the 
 center bell, stand up inside of it, and jump. A Bell icon should 
 fall from the bell on the left.

Image:
http://faqsmedia.ign.com/faqs/image/article/111/1111161/chd_segacon_001.jpg

-Chapter Two: Crown
 -----------
 Defeat the Puppet Master boss and head down two rooms to the 
 Piano Room.

 Most of the white piano keys are labeled but the black keys are not.
 Here we will label the black keys as # (sharps) and b (flats).

 Here is what it looks like:

         [#]       [b]         [#]     [#]     [b]         [#]
[ - ][  C  ][  D  ][  E  ][  F  ][  G  ][  A  ][  B  ][  C  ][ - ]

 The tune you need to play utilizes E flat (Eb) and B flat (Bb).

 Jump on the keys in this order:

 F, Bb, G, F, Eb, F, Bb, G

 You can hop on the platform above the piano in between keys. The 
 crown will drop onto the center of the platform when the tune is
 finished.

Image:
http://faqsmedia.ign.com/faqs/image/article/111/1111161/chd_segacon_002.jpg

-Chapter Three: Moai (Gradius)
 -------------
 After the boss wakes up and destroys the blocks and platforms in the 
 center of the stage, fall or jump kick through the center of the 
 vortex in the background. If you pass through the right spot, 
 the Moai appears. It's far easier to get by jump kicking the 
 boss's head when he's in the center since you'll have more than one
 chance to hit the right spot.

Image:
http://faqsmedia.ign.com/faqs/image/article/111/1111161/chd_segacon_003.jpg

-Chapter Four: Goemon (Goemon/Mystical Ninja)
 ------------
 In the far right edge of the map there is a small black alcove (just 
 below and to the right of the boss room). Enter it and a Goemon 
 icon should appear immediately to the left.

Image:
http://faqsmedia.ign.com/faqs/image/article/111/1111161/chd_segacon_004.jpg

-Chapter Five: Vic Viper (Gradius)
 ------------
 Unless you have Winged Boots, you'll need at least two people to collect 
 this item (the person who triggers it normally won't be able move fast 
 enough to pick it up).

 In the top-right corner of the map there is a long blue vertical room.
 Above and to the left are a blue chest and a mirror. The players who
 want to collect the item should stand above the room and near the mirror.
 The player who triggers the item should stand in the top-right corner 
 of the blue room (the background of the actual corner is black). 
 The Vic Viper will fly by very quickly from the right.
 The players waiting above can jump to collect it. 
 A player wearing Winged Boots can actually collect the Vic Viper solo by 
 hurrying to the top after triggering the item to appear. 
 If you miss it, you will need to replay the Chapter in order to try again.

Image:
http://faqsmedia.ign.com/faqs/image/article/111/1111161/chd_segacon_005.jpg

-Chapter Six: Konami Man (Konami Wai Wai World)
 -----------
 When you reach the staircase that leads to Dracula, don't go up it. 
 Instead climb to the very top of the castle wall just to the right. 
 Once you reach the right spot, you'll be blocked by an invisible wall
 to the right. This will place you just above the breakable wall 
 containing a Tasty Meat.
 
 Zoom the camera out a bit. Press and hold Up for five seconds and the 
 Konami Man icon will fly by (from right to left). Jump to collect it.
 If you miss it, you will need to replay the Chapter in order to try 
 again.

Image:
http://faqsmedia.ign.com/faqs/image/article/111/1111161/chd_segacon_006.jpg


*Unlockables*


Japanese voices
---------------
When selecting your character's color, hold Right Trigger and press 
A to use that character's Japanese voice. Yatta!

Music selection
---------------
Once you complete a chapter, you can change its music and boss music. 
Go to Sound Settings and then Music Settings. Seventeen different
tunes are available:

   1. Ruined Castle Corridor (Aria of Sorrow)
   2. After Confession (Dawn of Sorrow)
   3. Phantom of Fear (original track)
   4. Into the Dark Night (Dawn of Sorrow)
   5. Piercing Battle Fury (Dawn of Sorrow)
   6. Tanz mit einem Clown (Dance with the Clown) (original track)
   7. Hail from the Past (Portrait of Ruin)
   8. Gaze Up at the Darkness (Portrait of Ruin)
   9. Piercing Silence (Portrait of Ruin)
  10. Esquisse of Violence (Portrait of Ruin)
  11. Crimson Blood (original track)
  12. Ebony Wings (Order of Ecclesia)
  13. The Colossus (Order of Ecclesia)
  14. Symphony of Battle (Order of Ecclesia)
  15. Order of the Demon (Order of Ecclesia)
  16. Dance of Illusions (Dracula X: Rondo of Blood)
  17. Ein Weltherrscher (One World Ruler) (original track) 

Gamerpics
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Soma: Launch the game for the first time.
Alucard: Complete Chapter Six in Single-player mode.


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13. Achievements
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Lifeguard: 10 Points
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Description: Bring a comrade back from the dead.
Tips: Play multiplayer for any length of time and you'll surely get 
      this one. Use the Water of Life item (found in blue chests) 
      to revive a skeletal teammate.


Bone Cold Justice: 10 Points
-----------------
Description: Defeat an enemy by hitting back a Skeleton's bone.
Tips: The easiest place to go for this is Chapter 4 because there are
      Skeletons near the spawn points. Hit a bone on the way up and
      you will deflect it; hitting it on the way down destroys it.
      If a bone hits you and bounces into an enemy, killing it, that 
      counts too.

      
Grim Synergy: 10 Points
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Description: Defeat a boss using a Dual Crush.
Tips: The first boss, Gergoth, is a good target for this Achievement. 
      In a two-player game, have both players weaken him a fair amount 
      and then perform Dual Crushes repeatedly until he dies. Only the 
      final blow needs to be a Dual Crush.

      You can make this easier by equipping items that increase your 
      MP fill rate, such as dual Sage Rings or the Chaos Ring. 
      
      The absolute easiest way to repeatedly Dual Crush would be for 
      both players to use Charlotte and equip the following items: 
      
      -Astral Ring (uses HP as MP)
      -Skull Ring (curses you but gives a huge status boost)
      
      Then use Heal Magic repeatedly to fill your HP and MP, 
      essentially giving you unlimited HP.


Slick Kick: 10 Points
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Description: Defeat a boss using sliding.
Tips: Chapter one's Gergoth boss is again the ideal target for this 
      Achievement. It's easiest if you play solo since his HP will be 
      a more manageable 1050 on Normal. 

      Attack Gergoth's ankles as much as possible until the shackles
      on its legs break. Then start spamming slide kicks 
      (Down + Jump). These will do more damage as your character's 
      ATK improves, so feel free to work on it when you've buffed 
      up a bit. Only the final blow needs to be a sliding kick.

      Try equipping 2 Skull Rings as they will increase your stats 
      significantly and you don't really need MP-consuming attacks to 
      weaken Gergoth.

      Another option is to play as Charlotte with the Heal spell 
      equipped. That way you can slide kick as much as you want and 
      heal yourself if necessary.


Poetic Justice: 15 Points
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Description: Defeat an ally who has been seduced by the enemy.
Tips: The succubus cannot charm players! But you know who can?
      Imps and Dracula.

      Imps sometimes attach themselves to a player and control 
      his or her actions. Have one person try to get seduced by the 
      imps at the top of Chapter 3 (they are in no short supply) and 
      then another player can quickly kill the seduced player.

      The more difficult option lies with Dracula in Chapter 6. 
      His third form has an attack that fires pink hearts out in all 
      directions. If a heart strikes a female character, she will 
      become charmed. That's your cue to put her out of her misery 
      and earn the Achievement.
      
      Play the chapter enough times with a group and you'll likely 
      get it naturally. Still, you can aim for it by playing with two 
      or three players. Have the person who wants the Achievement 
      play as a male character and everyone else as a female. 
      Then the ladies just need to go after some Dracula loving. 
      Don't tell me his third form isn't sexy! :)


Vampire Hunter: 15 Points
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Description: Destroy the lord of Castlevania.
Tips: Beat Chapter 6 on Normal. It's easiest to be part of a good 
      group, but you can go it alone if you're built up enough. 
      See the Chapters section of this guide for Dracula-hunting tips.


Boned: 20 Points
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Description: Defeat a boss with 5 players in skeleton form.
Tips: The hardest thing about this Achievement is just getting six 
      players on board. Get a full team together and select Chapter 
      One on Normal. 

      The player who can deal the most damage should remain alive 
      while the other players kill themselves. Use spikes to kill 
      yourself quickly. The skeleton players should then wait in 
      a safe spot while the damage dealer takes Gergoth down.
 
      Once the boss dies, all six players will receive the shiny, 
      sparkly Achievement.


Grasshopper: 20 Points
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Description: Jump kick 30 times in a row without touching the ground.
Tips: Double-jumping and then pressing Down + Jump performs a jump 
      kick, right? Well, there are tons of enemies you can 
      repeatedly jump kick, such as the Chapter One boss or Bone 
      Towers. But you don't even need enemies in a multiplayer game!
      Just jump kick off of another player until the Achievement 
      unlocks. What are friends for?


Pack Rat: 20 Points
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Description: Collect 300 different types of items.
Tips: Play with multiple characters and grind a lot across both 
      difficulties and you will eventually get this.
      
      -Each character's unique form of attack counts as an item
       (Soma's souls, Charlotte's spells, Jonathan's subweapons, etc.)
      -A character will never find/receive an item that he/she cannot 
       use, so Soma won't find Jonathan's subweapons, and males won't
       find female armor or accessories.
       
       Thus you should play as at least one male and one female 
       character if you're trying to get as many unique items as 
       possible. Soma can find the largest quantity of unique 
       personal items out of all the characters.
      
       Track your progress by looking at the Item Compendium in 
       the Main Menu. Items do not have to be in your actual inventory
       to get the Achievement.


Slaughtervania: 20 Points
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Description: Rack up 10,000 enemy kills.
Tips: Commence to killin'! The 10,000 kills can be spread across any 
      combination fo characters, so don't worry about getting them all 
      with just one person.

      Good places to farm kills:
      -Chapter 1: Zombies spawn at the starting point.
      -Chapter 2: Ghosts spawn in the rooms above the lower-right
                  Grimoire.
      -Chapter 3: Imps spawn by the hammer switch and hammer wheel
      -Chapter 6: Medusa heads spawn in certain vertical rooms

      All of these enemy spawns eventually run out, so you won't be 
      able to get *all* of the kills in a single chapter playthrough.
      
      You can track each character's kills from the Character 
      Select menu.


Wicked Deep Pockets: 20 Points
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Description: Amass 1,000,000 gold.
Tips: You must have all the gold at once, ouch. You may want to hold 
      off on buying each character's 200,000 gold accessory until
      you've piled up the million gold. Me, I'd rather get the 
      accessories first since they make building up easier. 

      Playing the later Hard Chapters and selling the items you 
      find is the most effective way to earn money. 

      You can also equip: 
      -The Gold Ring increases the value of money drops
      -Soma's Mimic soul drops money when Soma is hit.
      ...but it's really not necessary.


Hunter Legend: 30 Points
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Description: Complete Hard Mode.
Tips: Get good! And play with good people. You can do it.
      See the Chapters section for more advice.


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14. Downloadable Content
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The price of the DLC is not known yet, but these characters and 
chapters are scheduled for release.

Playable characters
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-Julius Belmont (Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow)
-Maria Renard (Dracula X: Rondo of Blood version)
-Rumored: Simon Belment, Richter Belmont, Yoko Belnades

Chapters
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-Beauty, Desire, Situation Dire (Pyramid, based on Portrait of Ruin)
-There is also the possibility that an 8th chapter will be added 
 later.

New spells, etc.
----------------
-3 new souls for Soma will be added: Astarte, Mummy, and Legion.
-Charlotte will be able to learn one new spell, Delta Spark.


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15. Special Thanks
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-Extra special thanks to my brother Alex who provided tons of support
 while I worked on this guide.

-IGN's Stephen Ng contributed a tip about the clocks in Chapter 5.
 He has been extremely supportive of my FAQ writing over the years. 
 Thanks Stephen! :)

-GameFAQs user Clavocruz created the HoD Item Compendium, which was
 an invaluable resource in completing this guide. You can find it at
 http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/997663-castlevania-harmony-of-despair/56181584

-Sweet Monkey Luv compiled a list of boss chest drops. Thanks man.
-Strykebytes typed the character descriptions and complete shop 
 item lists for me. He also helped with players' starting positions.
 Thanks for saving my fingers from all that strain!
-Seraphim Needed caught some errors before anyone else. Whoosh! Fast.
-GameFAQs user Viviciuszn discovered the 'infinite MP' trick for
 Charlotte.
-My pal Danny Ke helped with the Boned Achievement strategy.
-Absolute_Xero from GameFAQs provided information about the
 Slaughtervania Achievement and Jonathan's subweapon locations.
-Adam Michaud and BOSSgrindle both caught a little mistake in 
 the Attributes list. Fixed!!!
-Patrick Hamod provided a few soul percentages.
-GameFAQs user Chaos Stryker helped with the Monster Compendium.
-PainlessPatches helped with counting each chapter's chests.
-Kozo Morimoto caught a spelling error for me.
-Dark Zeigfried gave me some good chest contents information.
-FlamingAlucard provided data on chest drops for Charlotte.
-Thomas Helms shared a few Hard 6 chest drops.
-Abe Kwiatkowski reminded me to add boss souls to the Chest Drops.
-Aurani compiled a ton of great chest drops for Charlotte, and 
 very neatly at that.

-Anyone I missed! Just let me know if you contributed and I left
 you out.


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16. Contact Information
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