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Customization Guide

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                  (Customization guide)

Written by Krustster (Ðåñ Grôßär), December 2000.
                                                    Email: krustster@yahoo.com
                                                        © COPYRIGHT, FOOL!!

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      ***CONTENTS***
   I. Disclaimer of Doom
  II. Intro
 III. Getting Started
  IV. Essential Concepts
   V. Mineral List
  VI. Tha COMPLETE Customization List!!!
 VII. Frequently Asked Questions
VIII. Things Missing
  IX. Revision History
   X. Credits/Acknowledgements

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DO NOT STEAL!! I will know that you did, because I am omniscient.  Not to
mention my underground operatives.  However, if you want to directly copy
something from it to put into your own FAQ (or put this guide on your site),
email me and I will no doubt allow it as long as I get due credit.  But if you
rip it off/try to pass it off as your own work, random organs shall be
forcibly removed from your twitching corpse (if I decide to let you die first,
that is) and served to my guests with a port-wine-and-almond cheese log.
Either that, or I will just get kind of upset and say "Hey!  You can't have
that!  %#$@!"

==>As of this update, the only sites that should have this guide are:

GameFAQs (www.gamefaqs.com)
Neoseeker (www.neoseeker.com)
PSX Codez (www.psxcodez.com) and its sister site, www.cheatz.de
The Star Ocean 2 Archive (http://members.atozasia.com/renachan)

If you found this anywhere else, then tell me where it was so I can have the 
webmaster assassinated--you shall be rewarded handsomely.  Of course, it's 
possible that I sent it to that site and they just aren't mentioned in this 
disclaimer yet.  Ahh, just tell me anyway.


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   So, you just bought Star Ocean the Second Story, and you seem to have heard
about something called "customizing" but you have no idea what it's all about.
Well, here you go.

   Customizing is an item creation process, in which you take a weapon and
then somehow add a mineral of some kind to it.  After the process is done,
both the weapon and the mineral will be gone, leaving a new weapon which may
or may not be a "failure".  Almost all of the most powerful weapons in the
game must be acquired through this method (except those found in the Cave of
Trials), so you can't afford to do without it.  Weapons can only be customized
by the characters who can equip them...everyone does their own customization.

   It's an exciting thing, to be sure, but if you have no clue as to what
you're doing or how do it then you can be in for a lot of boredom and
confusion.  Fortunately you have this guide, so that shouldn't be a problem.

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   But how do you get it?  First you must buy the skills "Craft", "Metal
Casting" and "Functionality."  I forgot where you get these, so I'll try to
remember to check.  Anyway, once you have those, the talents that will assist
you greatly are "Dexterity" and "Originality."  If you don't have them, they
can be acquired fairly easily by doing Metalworking, Machinery etc.

   What do you need in the way of materials?  Well, uh, weapons and random
minerals will do... if you find yourself short of minerals, some can be bought
in stores while others you will probably have to rely on Alchemy to create.
As far as alchemy is concerned, as long as you have a Lezard Flask and someone
with level 10 in that specialty you should be able to make all of them.  You
can't get the Flask until disc two of the game, but you can't get Orchestra
until then anyway.  Also, most of the weapons available on the first disc
won't require the rarer minerals to customize in the first place.

   Orchestra you say?  Using the super specialty "Orchestra" while doing any
kind of item creation will basically increase the odds of success to about
99%, regardless of that character's talents or level in that specialty (except
Alchemy and Reproduction, which are more difficult).  And since talents are
gotten through successful use of item creation, the odds of getting a new
talent from item creating increases drastically with Orchestra.   One can see
how this could reduce frustration with customizing.  This doesn't help you
much if you're still stuck on disc one, but that's what other guides are for
isn't it?

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This next section is divided into a couple of parts for your viewing pleasure.

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                 |"INVALID" COMBINATIONS AND DEFAULT WEAPONS|
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   Now as you most likely know, there are a number of weapons that can be made
through customizing.  What you may not know is that for a given character,
only around 4% of the combinations possible will actually give you something.
For example, everyone knows that if Ashton combines a Scyther with a Damascus,
he will get a Melufa.  However, if he combines, say, a Both Shaver with a
Green Beryl, he will not actually make something new per se.  The same applies
with all the other "non-combinations," like Smaller + Gold, Pair Nuts +
Sapphire, etc.  Let me explain:

   If you are making a "real" combination (like Scyther + Damascus), you will
either end up with the true result of that combination or a failure.  HOWEVER!
If you do an "invalid combination," you will wind up with one of a
predetermined set of weapons for that character.  Here is an example:

==>Dias tries to customize an Ignite Sword with a Sapphire.  He ends up with a
   Murasame Sword.

==>He tries it again.  This results in an Oriental Blade.

==>Dias, upset by these lackluster results, tries the exact same thing again.
   This time, he gets a Pleiad Sword.  Dias is now a happy camper.  Of course,
   Dias left his food in his tent so he will be eaten by a bear at some point,
   but for now he's happy.

   Do you see?  Had he customized the Ignite Sword with a Star Ruby (a "real"
combination) instead, he would have had one of two results: A Soul Slayer
(success), or a Dull Sword (failure).  But since he did an invalid
combination, he got random drawings from the "Invalid Combination" pile
instead.  The "pile" for each character (we'll call it the Invalid Pile)
consists of a set of five or so weapons, one of which will be chosen randomly
to be the result when an invalid combination is attempted.  Or you could just
fail outright.  This sort of comes in handy early in the game, for if you are
crafty you can lay hands on some fairly nice equipment at a minimal cost as
far as minerals are concerned.  I hope all that isn't too confusing--if it is,
mention it to me and I'll simplify a bit if I can.  Bear with me though,
because now we come to the part about Orchestra and default weapons.

   Orchestra...an invaluable tool for item creation, as mentioned before.  It
brings something entirely new to the field of customization, namely in the
Invalid Combination department.  With "real" combinations, using Orchestra
will generally allow you to get the successful result on the first try.  But
with an invalid combination, something different happens.  Instead of getting
a random drawing from the Invalid Pile, you will get the default weapon for
that character (actually there's like a .001% chance you won't, but it's only
happened to me once, ever, so who cares).

   The default weapon is still a member of the Invalid Pile, but it is
generally more powerful than the others, quite rare, and difficult to get
without Orchestra.  But turn on the orchestra, and a Long Sword + Iron can
become a Pleiad Sword like that (I snapped my fingers, you just couldn't hear
it)!  So what it amounts to is that if you use orchestra with a combo that
doesn't really do anything, you will get the default weapon instead of a
selection from the Invalid Pile.

   Now what about the Magical Rasp you say?  Oddly enough, the Rasp has little
effect as far as customizing goes, except for one thing that I can tell.  If
you don't have it, and you do an invalid combo with orchestra, you now have
"only" about an 85% chance of getting the default weapon.  I would have given
this more discussion, but basically by the time you get Orchestra you can get
the Rasp as well.  In addition, the Rasp seems to increase probability for any
combination's success, but once again, you should already have Orchestra by
then so the benefits are kind of nullified.  Consequently, it doesn't matter a
whole lot.  Blacksmithing, on the other hand, is another story...but that's
not what this guide is for.

   In summary: If you do an invalid combination, regardless of the quality of
the items included, you'll get a random weapon from the Invalid Pile. So you
can add another Mithril to that Eternal Sphere of yours, and still end up with
a Long Edge.  Certain weapons can only be acquired this way; unfortunately
there's no way to affect the outcome in this situation so a number of these
can be hard to get.  If you do an invalid combo while using the Orchestra
super specialty, you will get a set (default) weapon for that character, which
is available from the Invalid Pile but only rarely.  Having the Magical Rasp
helps your success chances a bit.

   Further note: Trying to combine a Default weapon in anything other than a
listed Real combination will always result in failure.  Simply put, there is
no higher weapon in the Invalid Pile, so your greed is punished with total
failure.  Not to mention how weird it would be if you combined something and
ended up with the same thing.

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                               |GENERAL CONCEPTS|
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   These are concepts that apply not only to Customizing, but to item creation
in general.  They are by no means essential knowledge, but who cares.  Read it
anyway; you might learn something mildly interesting.

   First off, how to determine the result of your item creation.  This is a
simple one.  You know how during the little morphing animation, the appearance
of your creation switches around a few times?  Well, basically the first thing
that the "consumed item" turns into is the thing that you will end up with.
If you're using alchemy, and the picture of the element stays the same for
awhile, rotating, then you will get that element.  If it immediately turns
into a rock and switches back and forth, you will get a rock.  If something
turns into a "?" bag right away, you'll definitely get a "?" bag.  Simple
enough.  This isn't particularly useful as such, but at least when you're
making something you don't have to hang in suspense til it's finished.

   There have also been some rumors of a way to speed up item creation
animations, which can supposedly be done by holding X the animation, or
something like that.  A couple of people have "confirmed" this, saying stuff
like "Yeah, I do that all the time" or whatever.  At the same time though,
others are saying it doesn't work.  Personally, I've tried it a thousand
different ways and can't get it to work.  I'm starting to believe more each
day that the people who say it works are full of crap.  If ANYONE thinks that
they really can confirm this, or wants to be quoted as saying it works, go
ahead & email me.  Oh, and one of the theories floating around is that it only
works on the PAL (British/European) version, and there seems to be some
evidence to support this.

   And--

*

Hmm, I thought I had something else to say, but I guess not!  Maybe there'll
be more at a later date.  Now, on to the tender, juicy meat and creamy,
buttery potatoes of this FAQ.  Kind of.

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   All right, so maybe this section isn't really part of the succulent,
perfectly seasoned meat and flaky baked potatoes with cheese & sour cream.
Sorry to get you worked up.  This is a list of the minerals in the game and
their descriptions, including their defensive/other properties.  I'm not sure
why I put it in here, but what the hey--it seemed like an okay idea.

Iron: Iron ore.  Can be refined by reducing the iron oxide contained therein.
(Hit +1)

Gold: Gold ore.  However, it is low in purity and of little value without
being refined. (Avd +1)

Silver: Silver ore.  However, it is low in purity and of little value without
being refined. (AC +1)

Sapphire: This is the name for gemstones of corundum that are not red.  The
right amount of titanium impurities makes it look blue. (+ Water)

Ruby: Red corundum owes it's [sic] appearance to chromium impurities. (+ Fire)

Green Beryl: This gem is called an aquamarine if it contains iron as an
impurity, or an emerald if it contains chromium. (+ Wind)

Crystal: Quartz crystals. (+ Thunder)

Diamond: The hardest stone known to nature.  Its structure is of pure carbon
atoms aligned in rows of perfect squares. (+ Thunder)

Star Ruby: When polished and held to the light a small star-like pattern can
be seen in this ruby. (+ Fire, + Dark)

Damascus: An odd, black metal possessed of elasticity and durability. (+ Dark)

Rune Metal: Said to be a magic crystal, but no one has verified this yet. (+
Thunder)

Orichalcum: A legendary flying metal said to have been produced in Atlantis.
(+ Dark, + Void)

Rainbow Diamond: A rare diamond that gives off seven colors when it shines.
(+ Star, + Light)

Moonite: A magical stone with mysterious powers.  Said to be a piece of the
moon. (+ Vacuum)

Sage's Stone: An alchemist would spend a lifetime trying to create this
mineral. (+ Light, + Dark, + Void)

Meteorite: A piece of a meteor that possesses a mysterious shimmer and magical
power. (+ Dark)

Mithril: A magical metal thought only to exist in legend. (+ Light)

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   At last!  The part you may or may not have been waiting for!!  The actual
customizing lists for everyone.  I guess in effect, this will end up being a
true "complete weapon list."  They are in alphabetical order by character and
will follow this format:

Person's Name
  Inv: (List of weapons in person's Invalid Pile)
  Def: (Default Weapon)
 Fail: (Weapon created if customization fails)
  Fun: (Weapon won by this person when they beat Fun City rank A Duel Battle)
Other: (List of weapons that can't be bought or created, along with where
        to get them--"COT" stands for Cave of Trials, of course)
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(List of all "real" combinations, with their results)

###Note--If the names of the items to combine look like this...

+---------+----------+-------------+
| Weapon  |          |             |
| Weapon  |          |             |
| Weapon  |  Mineral | New Weapon  |
| Weapon  |          |             |
| Weapon  |          |             |
+---------+----------+-------------+

...then that means any of those weapons can be customized with that mineral to
get that result. It should all make sense when you see the real thing.  Also,
the attack strengths (and magic, if applicable) of the result items are listed
in brackets next to their names.  If you want to know all the attributes, you
can check them in the game or look at someone else's FAQ.  Or I SUPPOSE you
can ask me, but you can really just find out yourself since I tell you how to
get everything.  So here they are.

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Ashton Anchors
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  Inv: Twin-Edge[340]
       Twin Picks [500]
       Double Masher [799]
       Scyther [820]
       Lotus Eater [1150]
  Def: Holy Cross [1240]
 Fail: Wobbly Sword [3]
  Fun: Doubledemon Sword [700]
Other: Funny Slayer [1]-COT
       Holy Sword Farwell [1900]-COT
       Levantine Sword [3000]-COT

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|    Weapon(s)       |  Mineral (Ore)  |           Product            |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Smaller           |     Moonite     |    >-==PAIR NUTS [380]==-<   |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Lotus Eater       |    Metorite     |     >-==GEMINI [1200]==-<    |
|  Pair Nuts         |                 |                              |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Scyther           |    Damascus     |     >-==MELUFA [1320]==-<    |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Guard Sword       |      Iron       |  >-==SHIELD SWORD [490]==-<  |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+

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Bowman Jean
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  Inv: Bagh Nakh [165]
       Giant Fists[470]
       Braised Knuckles [599, MAG 70]
       Titan's Fists[1000]
  Def: Kaiser Knuckles [1100, MAG 200]
 Fail: Worn Knuckles [1]
  Fun: Flare Burst [1300]
Other: Funny Slayer [1]-COT
       Weird Slayer [1000]-COT

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|    Weapon(s)   |  Mineral (Ore)  |           Product            |
+----------------+-----------------+----------------------------------------+
| Bagh Nakh      |    Meteorite    | >-==BRAISED KNUCKLES [599, MAG 70]==-< |
+----------------+-----------------+----------------------------------------+
| Giant Fists    | Rainbow Diamond |      >-==TITAN'S FISTS [1000]==-<      |
+----------------+-----------------+----------------------------------------+
| Hecatoncheire  |      Iron       |      >-==TITAN'S FISTS [1000]==-<      |
+----------------+-----------------+----------------------------------------+
| Bagh Nakh      |   Rune Metal    |    >-==Metal Fangs [400, MAG 50]==-<   |
+----------------+-----------------+----------------------------------------+
| Asura          |     Diamond     |       >-==HECATONCHEIRE [630]==-<      |
+----------------+-----------------+----------------------------------------+
| Titan's Fists  |     Crystal     |           >-==ASURA [750]==-<          |
+----------------+-----------------+----------------------------------------+
| Rune Full Moon |     Diamond     |        >-==MOON FISTS [1200]==-<       |
+----------------+-----------------+----------------------------------------+


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Celine Jules
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  Inv: Magical Rod [150]
       Clap Rod [280, MAG 30]
       Crest Rod [100, MAG 25]
       Tongue Twister [300, MAG 25]
  Def: Rod of Snakes [700, MAG 50]
 Fail: Bent Rod [5, MAG 1]
  Fun: Prime Prayer [1000, MAG 80]
Other: Million Staff [800, MAG 800]-COT
       Funny Slayer [1]-COT

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+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|    Weapon(s)       |  Mineral (Ore)  |           Product            |
+--------------------+-----------------+--------------------------------------+
|  Rod               |                 |                                      |
|  Crest Rod         |     Mithril     |  >-==SILVER ROD [350, MAG 250]==-<   |
|  Ruby Wand         |                 |                                      |
+--------------------+-----------------+--------------------------------------+
|  Silver Rod        |     Moonite     |  >-==SILVERMOON [1000, MAG 300]==-<  |
+--------------------+-----------------+--------------------------------------+
|  Clap Rod          |                 |                                      |
|  Dragon's Tusk     |                 |                                      |
|  Prime Prayer      |                 |                                      |
|  Rod of Snakes     |   Orichalcum    |   >-==HOLY ROD [520, MAG 240]==-<    |
|  Ruby Rod          |                 |                                      |
|  Silvermoon        |                 |                                      |
|  Tongue Twister    |                 |                                      |
+--------------------+-----------------+--------------------------------------+
|  Clap Rod          |                 |                                      |
|  Dragon's Tusk     |                 |                                      |
|  Magical Rod       |                 |                                      |
|  Prime Prayer      |    Star Ruby    |   >-==RUBY ROD [680, MAG 300]==-<    |
|  Rod of Snakes     |                 |                                      |
|  Silver Rod        |                 |                                      |
|  Silvermoon        |                 |                                      |
|  Tongue Twister    |                 |                                      |
+--------------------+-----------------+--------------------------------------+
|  Holy Rod          |    Star Ruby    | >-==DRAGON'S TUSK [990, MAG 360]==-< |
+--------------------+-----------------+--------------------------------------+
|  Clap Rod          |                 |                                      |
|  Dragon's Tusk     |                 |                                      |
|  Holy Rod          |                 |                                      |
|  Magical Rod       |                 |                                      |
|  Prime Prayer      |       Ruby      |    >-==RUBY WAND [70, MAG 20]==-<    |
|  Rod of Snakes     |                 |                                      |
|  Ruby Rod          |                 |                                      |
|  Silver Rod        |                 |                                      |
|  Silvermoon        |                 |                                      |
|  Tongue Twister    |                 |                                      |
+--------------------+-----------------+--------------------------------------+

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Chisato Madison
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  Inv: Lightning Gun [650]
       Voltage [460]
       Electro Gun [410]
       Spark [750]
  Def: Electron [830]
 Fail: 10 Volt Stun Gun [10]
  Fun: Aero Gun [800]
Other: Weird Slayer [1000]-COT
       Funny Slayer [1]-COT

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+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|    Weapon(s)       |  Mineral (Ore)  |           Product            |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Spark             |    Sapphire     |  >-==LIGHTNING GUN [650]==-< |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Electro Gun       | Rainbow Diamond |  >-==LIGHTNING GUN [650]==-< |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Lightning Gun     |    Sapphire     |   >-==ELECTRO GUN [410]==-<  |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Voltage           | Rainbow Diamond |   >-==ELECTRO GUN [410]==-<  |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Electron          |    Sapphire     |      >-==SPARK [750]==-<     |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Lightning Gun     | Rainbow Diamond |      >-==SPARK [750]==-<     |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Electric          | Rainbow Diamond |     >-==VOLTAGE [460]==-<    |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Electro Gun       |    Sapphire     |     >-==VOLTAGE [460]==-<    |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Voltage           |    Sapphire     |    >-==ELECTRIC [280]==-<    |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Stun Gun          | Rainbow Diamond |    >-==ELECTRIC [280]==-<    |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Electric          |    Sapphire     |    >-==STUN GUN [200]==-<    |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Cracker           |  Sage's Stone   |   >-==PSYCHIC GUN [980]==-<  |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Aero Gun          |                 |                              |
|  Electron          |                 |                              |
|  Flame Gun         |    Damascus     |     >-==CRACKER [660]==-<    |
|  Lightning Gun     |                 |                              |
|  Psychic Gun       |                 |                              |
|  Spark             |                 |                              |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Aero Gun          |                 |                              |
|  Cracker           |                 |                              |
|  Electron          |    Star Ruby    |    >-==FLAME GUN [550]==-<   |
|  Lightning Gun     |                 |                              |
|  Psychic Gun       |                 |                              |
|  Spark             |                 |                              |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Shock Gun         |     Sapphire    |     >-==FREEZE [600]==-<     |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Electric          |     Mithril     |    >-==SHOCK GUN [380]==-<   |
|  Stun Gun          |                 |                              |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+

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Claude Kenni
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  Inv: Gusguine [250]
       Veil Piercer [480]
       Sawed [990]
       Long Edge [285]
       Sinclair Sabre [100]
       Force Sword [908]
  Def: Aura Blade [1200]
 Fail: Dull Sword [2]
  Fun: Windsley Sword [1400]
Other: Funny Slayer [1]-COT
       Levantine Sword [3000]-COT
       Holy Sword Farwell [1900]-COT
       Marvel Sword [1100]-Field of Power
       Sharp Edge [222]-Get after winning 2nd in Lacour (Claude's quest)
       Sacred Tear [1250]-Dr. Mirage gives it to Claude

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+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|    Weapon(s)       |  Mineral (Ore)  |           Product            |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  All-Purpose Knife |                 |                              |
|  Broad Sword       |     Silver      |  >-==SILVER FANGS [12]==-<   |
|  Long Sword        |                 |                              |
|  Sinclair Sabre    |                 |                              |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  All-Purpose Knife |                 |                              |
|  Broad Sword       |      Gold       |  >-==GOLDEN FANGS [10]==-<   |
|  Long Sword        |                 |                              |
|  Sinclair Sabre    |                 |                              |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  All-Purpose Knife |                 |                              |
|  Broad Sword       |      Ruby       |  >-==FLAME BLADE [160]==-<   |
|  Long Sword        |                 |                              |
|  Sinclair Sabre    |                 |                              |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Veil Piercer      |     Diamond     | >-==HEART BREAKER [550]==-<  |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Aura Blade        |                 |                              |
|  Eternal Sphere    |                 |                              |
|  Force Sword       |                 |                              |
|  Heart Breaker     |   Orichalcum    |    >-==SILVANCE [1220]==-<   |
|  Ignite Sword      |                 |                              |
|  Marvel Sword      |                 |                              |
|  Sawed             |                 |                              |
|  Windsley Sword    |                 |                              |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Aura Blade        |                 |                              |
|  Eternal Sphere    |                 |                              |
|  Force Sword       |                 |                              |
|  Grand Stinger     |                 |                              |
|  Heart Breaker     |                 |                              |
|  Long Edge         |    Star Ruby    |  >-==IGNITE SWORD [720]==-<  |
|  Marvel Sword      |                 |                              |
|  Sawed             |                 |                              |
|  Silvance          |                 |                              |
|  Veil Piercer      |                 |                              |
|  Windsley Sword    |                 |                              |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Sharp Edge        |     Damascus    |  >-==GRAND STINGER [620]==-< |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Sharp Edge        |     Mithril     |   >-==MINUS SWORD [599]==-<  |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Minus Sword       |     Mithril     | >-==ETERNAL SPHERE [1600]==-<|
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+


---------
Dias Flac
---------
  Inv: Baselard [180]
       Oriental Blade [448]
       Murasame Sword [552]
       Grand Stinger [620]
       The Hope of Breeze [770]
       Ruin's Fate [1000]
  Def: Pleiad Sword [1200]
 Fail: Dull Sword [2]
  Fun: Cromlea Sword [1399]
Other: Holy Sword Farwell [1900]-COT
       Levantine Sword [3000]-COT
       Marvel Sword [1100]-Field of Power
       Funny Slayer [1]-COT
       Bastard Sword [150]-Pickpocket
       Sharpness [500]-Has before Lacour tournament

   <>

+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|    Weapon(s)       |  Mineral (Ore)  |           Product            |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Crimson Diablos   |                 |                              |
|  Cromlea Sword     |                 |                              |
|  Hard Cleaver      |                 |                              |
|  Pleiad Sword      |    Meteorite    |    >-==WHIRLWIND [780]==-<   |
|  Ruin's Fate       |                 |                              |
|  Soul Slayer       |                 |                              |
|  Hope of Breeze    |                 |                              |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Crimson Diablos   |                 |                              |
|  Cromlea Sword     |                 |                              |
|  Hard Cleaver      |                 |                              |
|  Ignite Sword      |    Star Ruby    |   >-==SOUL SLAYER [982]==-<  |
|  Marvel Sword      |                 |                              |
|  Pleiad Sword      |                 |                              |
|  Ruin's Fate       |                 |                              |
|  Hope of Breeze    |                 |                              |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Hope of Breeze    | Rainbow Diamond |  >-==HARD CLEAVER [1100]==-< |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Hard Cleaver      |    Damascus     |>-==CRIMSON DIABLOS [1100]==-<|
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Soul Slayer       |  Sage's Stone   |>-==CRIMSON DIABLOS [1100]==-<|
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Grand Stinger     |    Damascus     |  >-==RUIN'S FATE [1000]==-<  |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+

--------------
Ernest Raveide
--------------
  Inv: Hard Whip [550]
       Rose Whip [600]
       Splinter [460]
       Light Whip [820]
       Molecule Wire [799]
  Def: Invisible Whip [950]
 Fail: Limp Whip [2]
  Fun: Cat o' Nine Tails [1280]
Other: Funny Slayer [1]-COT

   <>

+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|    Weapon(s)       |  Mineral (Ore)  |           Product            |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Molecule Wire     |    Damascus     |   >-==DARK WHIP [1100]==-<   |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Hard Whip         |     Crystal     |   >-==LIGHT WHIP [820]==-<   |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Rose Whip         |     Silver      |    >-==TWIN-TAIL [860]==-<   |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Dark Whip         |                 |                              |
|  Freeze Whip       |                 |                              |
|  Invisible Whip    |                 |                              |
|  Light Whip        |    Star Ruby    |   >-==FLARE WHIP [800]==-<   |
|  Molecule Wire     |                 |                              |
|  Rose Whip         |                 |                              |
|  Spark Whip        |                 |                              |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Dark Whip         |                 |                              |
|  Flare Whip        |                 |                              |
|  Invisible Whip    |                 |                              |
|  Light Whip        |  Sage's Stone   |  >-==FREEZE WHIP [800]==-<   |
|  Molecule Wire     |                 |                              |
|  Rose Whip         |                 |                              |
|  Spark Whip        |                 |                              |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Dark Whip         |                 |                              |
|  Flare Whip        |                 |                              |
|  Freeze Whip       |                 |                              |
|  Invisible Whip    | Rainbow Diamond |  >-==SPARK WHIP [1080]==-<   |
|  Light Whip        |                 |                              |
|  Molecule Wire     |                 |                              |
|  Rose Whip         |                 |                              |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+

-----------
Leon Geeste
-----------
  Inv: All About ESP [780, MAG 70]
       Mental Revolution [680, MAG 60]
       Encyclopedia [500, MAG 100]
       Dictionary [340, MAG 50]
       Illustrated Book [320, MAG 22]
  Def: Brain Structure [890, MAG 80]
 Fail: Crumpled Paper [Can't equip]
  Fun: Book of Awakening? [50, MAG 80] <>
Other: Funny Slayer [1]-COT
       Million Staff [800, MAG 800]-COT

   <>

+--------------------+------------+--------------------------------------+
|  All About ESP     |            |                                      |
|  Book of Awakening |            |                                      |
|  Brain Structure   | Rune Metal |   >-==HERALDRY [290, MAG 100]==-<    |
|  Heraldry Book     |            |                                      |
|  Mental Revolution |            |                                      |
+--------------------+------------+--------------------------------------+
|  All About ESP     |            |                                      |
|  Book of Awakening |            |                                      |
|  Brain Structure   |            |                                      |
|  Encyclopedia      |  Damascus  |>-==BOOK OF DARKNESS [700, MAG 80]==-<|
|  Heraldry          |            |                                      |
|  Heraldry Book     |            |                                      |
|  Mental Revolution |            |                                      |
+--------------------+------------+--------------------------------------+
|  Book of Darkness  |  Damascus  | >-==BOOK OF CHAOS [950, MAG 400]==-< |
+--------------------+------------+--------------------------------------+
|  Reference Book    |    Iron    |   >-==THICK BOOK [180, MAG 15]==-<   |
+--------------------+------------+--------------------------------------+
|  Book of Chaos     |  Damascus  |>-==ANCIENT WISDOM [800, MAG 380]==-< |
+--------------------+------------+--------------------------------------+
|  Book of Darkness  |   Mithril  |>-==HOLY SCRIPTURES [920, MAG 199]==-<|
+--------------------+------------+--------------------------------------+
|  Heraldry          |   Moonite  | >-==HERALDRY BOOK [500, MAG 100]==-< |
+--------------------+------------+--------------------------------------+
|  Illustrated Book  |    Iron    |   >-==THICK BOOK [180, MAG 15]==-<   |
+--------------------+------------+--------------------------------------+

-------------
Noel Chandler
-------------
  Inv: Tiger's Fangs [600, MAG 100]
       Metal Fangs [400, MAG 50]
       Cat's Fangs [120]
       Dragon's Claws [450, MAG 100]
       Hard Knuckles [40, MAG 10]
  Def: Kaiser Knuckles [1100, MAG 200]
 Fail: Worn Knuckles [1]
  Fun: Death Fangs
Other: Funny Slayer [1]-COT
       Million Staff [800, MAG 800]-COT

   <>

+--------------------+-------------+-------------------------------------+
|  Eagle's Claws     | Green Beryl |>-==DRAGON'S CLAWS [450, MAG 100]==-<|
+--------------------+-------------+-------------------------------------+
|  Cat's Fangs       |             |                                     |
|  Hard Knuckles     |   Moonite   |>-==DRAGON'S CLAWS [450, MAG 100]==-<|
|  Knuckles          |             |                                     |
+--------------------+-------------+-------------------------------------+
|  Hard Knuckles     |   Mithril   | >-==EAGLE'S CLAWS [760, MAG 110]==-<|
+--------------------+-------------+-------------------------------------+
|  Dragon's Claws    |    Iron     | >-==GRIZZLY CLAPS [840, MAG 200]==-<|
+--------------------+-------------+-------------------------------------+
|  Cat's Fangs       |             |                                     |
|  Hard Knuckles     | Rune Metal  |  >-==METAL FANGS [400, MAG 50]==-<  |
|  Knuckles          |             |                                     |
|  Tiger's Fangs     |             |                                     |
+--------------------+-------------+-------------------------------------+
|  Tiger's Fangs     |   Mithril   |>-==PLATINUM NAILS [850, MAG 100]==-<|
+--------------------+-------------+-------------------------------------+
|  Eagle's Claws     |   Sapphire  |>-=SERPENT'S TOOTH [900, MAG 150]=-< |
+--------------------+-------------+-------------------------------------+


------------
Opera Vectra
------------
  Inv: Alpha Box [690]
       Beta Box [690]
       X Box [500]
       Light Box [490]
  Def: Gamma Box [750]
 Fail: Scrap Iron [can't equip]
  Fun: Psycho Box [1050]
Other: Funny Slayer [1]-COT

   <>

+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Magic Box         |   Sage's Stone  |    >-==BURST BOX [780]==-<   |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Black Box         |     Crystal     |    >-==LIGHT BOX [490]==-<   |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Light Box         | Rainbow Diamond |   >-==SEVENTH RAY [280]==-<  |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Booster Box       |    Damascus     |    >-==BLACK BOX [200]==-<   |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Light Box         |   Rune Metal    |    >-==MAGIC BOX [650]==-<   |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Beta Box          |   Orichalcum    |    >-==PULSE BOX [1000]==-<  |
|  Gamma Box         |                 |                              |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+

--------------
Precis Neumann
--------------
  Inv: One-two Punch [280]
       Atomic Punch [1120]
       Ultra Punch [650]
       Great Punch [850]
  Def: SD Punch [1150]
 Fail: Scrap Iron [Can't equip]
  Fun: Hyper Punch [1250]
Other: Funny Slayer [1]-COT
       Weird Slayer [1000]-COT

   <>

+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|    Weapon(s)       |  Mineral (Ore)  |           Product            |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Atomic Punch      |                 |                              |
|  Burning Hand      |                 |                              |
|  Fire Punch        |                 |                              |
|  Hyper Punch       |                 |                              |
|  One-two Punch     |                 |                              |
|  SD Punch          |    Sapphire     |    >-==ICE PUNCH [380]==-<   |
|  SDUGA Punch       |                 |                              |
|  Spark Hand        |                 |                              |
|  Straight Punch    |                 |                              |
|  Thunder Punch     |                 |                              |
|  UGA Punch         |                 |                              |
|  Ultra Punch       |                 |                              |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  SD Punch          |    Damascus     |   >-==UGA PUNCH [1300]==-<   |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  UGA Punch         |    Meteorite    |  >-==SDUGA PUNCH [1600]==-<  |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Atomic Punch      |                 |                              |
|  Great Punch       |                 |                              |
|  Hyper Punch       |    Star Ruby    |  >-==BURNING HAND [600]==-<  |
|  SD Punch          |                 |                              |
|  SDUGA Punch       |                 |                              |
|  Spark Hand        |                 |                              |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Atomic Punch      |                 |                              |
|  Burning Hand      |                 |                              |
|  Great Punch       |                 |                              |
|  Hyper Punch       |                 |                              |
|  Ice Punch         |                 |                              |
|  One-two Punch     |                 |                              |
|  SD Punch          |      Ruby       |   >-==FIRE PUNCH [699]==-<   |
|  SDUGA Punch       |                 |                              |
|  Spark Hand        |                 |                              |
|  Straight Punch    |                 |                              |
|  Thunder Punch     |                 |                              |
|  UGA Punch         |                 |                              |
|  Ultra Punch       |                 |                              |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Atomic Punch      |                 |                              |
|  Burning Hand      |                 |                              |
|  Fire Punch        |                 |                              |
|  Great Punch       |                 |                              |
|  Hyper Punch       |                 |                              |
|  Ice Punch         |                 |                              |
|  One-two Punch     |     Diamond     |  >-==THUNDER PUNCH [420]==-< |
|  SD Punch          |                 |                              |
|  SDUGA Punch       |                 |                              |
|  Spark Hand        |                 |                              |
|  Straight Punch    |                 |                              |
|  UGA Punch         |                 |                              |
|  Ultra Punch       |                 |                              |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Atomic Punch      |                 |                              |
|  Burning Hand      |                 |                              |
|  Fire Punch        |                 |                              |
|  Great Punch       |                 |                              |
|  Hyper Punch       |                 |                              |
|  Ice Punch         |                 |                              |
|  One-two Punch     |     Diamond     |  >-==THUNDER PUNCH [420]==-< |
|  SD Punch          |                 |                              |
|  SDUGA Punch       |                 |                              |
|  Spark Hand        |                 |                              |
|  Straight Punch    |                 |                              |
|  UGA Punch         |                 |                              |
|  Ultra Punch       |                 |                              |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Atomic Punch      |                 |                              |
|  Burning Hand      |                 |                              |
|  Great Punch       | Rainbow Diamond |   >-==SPARK HAND [650]==-<   |
|  Hyper Punch       |                 |                              |
|  SD Punch          |                 |                              |
|  SDUGA Punch       |                 |                              |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+
|  Magic Hand        |      Iron       |   >-==IRON PUNCH [165]==-<   |
+--------------------+-----------------+------------------------------+

------------
Rena Lanford
------------
  Inv: Magical Gloves [688, MAG 60]
       Cestus [140, MAG 20]
       Pain Cestus [580, MAG 80]
       Metal Fangs [400, MAG 50]
  Def: Kaiser Knuckles [1100, MAG 200]
 Fail: Worn Knuckles [1]
  Fun: Fellper Nails [1200, MAG 30]
Other: Funny Slayer [1]-COT
       Weird Slayer [1000]-COT
       Fallen Hope [1000, MAG 300]-Dr. Mirage gives it to Rena

   <>

+------------------+--------------+------------------------------------------+
|  Rune Full Moon  | Sage's Stone |>-==SORCERESS KNUCKLES [1000, MAG 180]==-<|
+------------------+--------------+------------------------------------------+
|  Magical Gloves  |  Rune Metal  |>-==SORCERESS KNUCKLES [1000, MAG 180]==-<|
+------------------+--------------+------------------------------------------+
|  Cestus          |  Rune Metal  |    >-==METAL FANGS [400, MAG 50]==-<     |
+------------------+--------------+------------------------------------------+
|  Cestus          |   Damascus   |    >-==PAIN CESTUS [580, MAG 80]==-<     |
+------------------+--------------+------------------------------------------+
|  Kaiser Knuckles |   Moonite    |    >-==EMPRESIA [1220, MAG 300]==-<      |
+------------------+--------------+------------------------------------------+
|  Magical Gloves  |   Moonite    |  >-==RUNE FULL MOON [900, MAG 150]==-<   |
+------------------+--------------+------------------------------------------+
|  Cestus          |   Moonite    |  >-==DRAGON'S CLAWS [450, MAG 100]==-<   |
+------------------+--------------+------------------------------------------+



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<============================(( VII. F. A. Q. ))=============================>
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Your question could appear here!  Just email me with your questions or
concerns, and I'll put it in here (after answering you of course).  In fact,
you don't even necessarily have to email me.  I might just see you randomly
asking something on the (GameFAQs) message board and stick it in.

================================================================================
   1) Do I really need Orchestra for customizing?
================================================================================

   No!!  It just helps a lot.  In fact, some of the more powerful weapons (i.e.
   Melufa, Silvance, etc.) are so hard to get, you all but have to have it to
   get them.  So I guess that would be a yes... and no at the same time.  You
   don't _technically_ need it, but sometimes you might as well.  It's the only
   way to be sure you'll get something.

================================================================================
   2) How can I use customizing?
================================================================================

   Wha...?  What kind of question is that?!  Read the FAQ!  That's why it's
   here, fool!  Take a look at the FAQs before you ask weird questions on the
   message boards.

================================================================================
   3a) I didn't get the Sharp Edge. Why not?!?!
================================================================================

   Because you're using Rena instead of Claude.  Too bad for you.

================================================================================
   3b) I didn't get the Sharp Edge from Gamgee, even though I'm using Claude.
================================================================================

   The only reason I can think of is that you didn't get to Dias.  If you lost
   before that, you will get placed into the losers' bracket to give you a
   second chance to get to him.  If you still can't, then you're screwed.

================================================================================
   4) I want the Eternal Sphere!  Where can I get Mithril?
================================================================================

   Good luck actually finding it anywhere on the first disc.  However, you can
   use Radar to help you.  Whenever you level up this skill, you'll receive a
   random item.  Often, it will be an element.  Rarely, it'll be a Mithril.
   Remember to save first so you can try several times.

   When you get to the second disc, it shouldn't be a problem.  A large number
   of enemies will tend to drop Mithril, but by far the easiest way is to buy a
   Lezard Flask and have someone with Alchemy at level 10, and you can MAKE
   them!  See, the Lezard Flask allows you to make some new elements--a new one
   for each level above 5 or so.

================================================================================
   5) Is this FAQ updated??????
================================================================================

   Uuuhhh.... yyyyeaaahh...??  What are you talking about?  I update this thing
   all the time.  Now leave me alone.

================================================================================
   6) What's this about a Flare Gun?  That "Weapon Guide" says it's Lightning
      Gun + Star Ruby.  j00 must bee st00ped if j00 d0nt noe tht!11!!1
================================================================================

   Did you even bother to try it yourself?  Did you not get a FlaMe Gun rather
   than a FlaRe Gun?!  If you think I'm wrong, go see for yourself.  In the
   meantime, quit haranguing me with these retarded claims.  The thing is, there
   is no Flare Gun that you can get.  Apparently, the programmers put it in the
   game, but they either decided not to have it in the final version (too
   similar to the Flame Gun?) or it was left out by some weird mistake, or they
   were pressed for time and left it out.  Or something.

   "Whoah, what do you mean it's in there but it's not in there?  I thought it
   just wasn't in at all!"  Well, you see, a number of people claim to have
   gotten this weapon with the aid of the Gameshark™ cheat device.  Aside from
   these isolated incidents, no one has stepped forward saying that they got a
   Flare Gun.  The only "evidence" they have is that typo in Vercingetorix's
   FAQ.  A typo?  Yep; if you look, you'll notice that his "Flare Gun" has the
   exact same stats as the Flame Gun.  Coincidence?  No, of course not.  Now
   leave me alone.

================================================================================
   7) What's the easiest "ultimate weapon" to get?
================================================================================

   I'd have to say the Melufa.  You can get both Scythers and Damascuses
   (Damasci?) very early in the game.  Of course, customizing it successfully is
   another story.  Anyway, many people say, in answer to this particular
   question, that you can get the Eternal Sphere "easily" too.  This is somewhat
   true, but remember that you have to make it in two parts, and Mithril is so
   hard to get early in the game that it's darn near impossible.

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Mainly I'm missing a few combinations for people whose weapons I've lost,
sold, etc, or stuff I didn't want to bother with yet (like customizing the
Eternal Sphere).  Kind of irritating that some stuff is available only once in
the game (like the Leather Whip).  And so far, I haven't gotten any Radio
Boxes for Opera but I know they exist.  I'm drawing ever closer to getting
some of these items though--In fact, I got my filthy meat-hooks into a Bastard
Sword just yesterday (started a new game--you know).  I just need to get
Orchestra again, then I'll get to work on those Hard Knuckles, Magic Hand, and
the lot of 'em.  So keep your eye out for more updates!  In fact, I'm secretly
working on a format overhaul!  It'll be done one of these days!

Combinations not finished:

 Ashton: Doubledemon Sword, Guard Sword, Twin Swords
 Bowman: Hard Knuckles, Flare Burst
 Celine: Done
Chisato: Done
 Claude: Sharp Edge, Minus Sword, Eternal Sphere
   Dias: Bastard Sword
 Ernest: Cat o' Nine Tails, Leather Whip
   Leon: Ancient Wisdom, Book of Chaos, Holy Scriptures, Illustrated Book
   Noel: Done
  Opera: Psycho Box, Radio Box
 Precis: Magic Hand
   Rena: Hard Knuckles, Knuckles

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<=========================(( IX. Revision History ))========================>
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12/14/000:  First, "rudimentary" version completed.  Copies were
sent out to the eager, greedy unwashed masses who were interested enough to
ask for one.  That version wasn't submitted to GameFAQs because, after all, it
wasn't complete.

12/27/000:  At last! I filled out the sections that were blank,
corrected some errors, altered the format a teeny bit, and deleted a section
(don't worry, you won't miss it).  It is submitted to GameFAQs...let's see if
it gets posted.

1/7/001:  Yay!  It's up!  Let's see...I freaked around with the
disclaimer, added random fece, and--this is big--I altered the format of the
tables/lists, so that they line up better.  Thanks to Nash (GameFAQs guy, not
the wrestler) for telling me to fix it.  I hope this is what he had in mind.
*_*;  Also, I changed some phrases and uh...I forgot what else was changed,
but it was probably good.  I hope to get more of the customizations done for
the next revision.

2/6/001:  I ripped out the "option" section, since I'm making a
random fact FAQ.  A mild ASCII art tweak.  Found out Leon's Fun City item.
Aaaaand, I added some more combinations.

3/20/001:  I changed the section headings to the snazzy design you
see today.  Ah... right, so I also changed a bunch of stuff that you'd never
notice unless you looked for it, added the currently empty F.A.Q. section, and
added more customizations of course.  It draws ever closer to completion...!

4/31/001:  Version number jump!! Yes, I overhauled the format big 
time. And aside from that, I filled out a portion of the FAQ section.  I 
probably have a lot of mistakes, so email me if you notice anything.

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<=====================(( X. Credits/Acknowledgements ))=====================>
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   All content was written by ME!! And no one else!!!  BUT, there were a
couple FAQs that I looked at now and then to make easier the writing of stats
without having to be at the TV, and also to double-check a couple of my
numbers.  Also there are a few normal people to thank.  But all of this is my
work as far as customizing is concerned.  I can email you my spreadsheets if
you doubt me (you don't want them).  Anyway, here they are.

***************  Your name could appear here!  Contact me via email or the
*Contributions*  GameFAQs message board (take a guess which one), and I'll
***************  probably give you a plug just for emailing me, regardless of
the accuracy of whatever you said.  I just like to know that someone read my
faq... *sigh*

Daniel Orner 
Good God!  He came out of the blue and contributed about a billion
customizations, almost all of the ones I didn't have yet.  Er... not that I had
"almost a billion" missing or anything.  Anyway, he gave me info on the
Doubledemon Sword, Guard Sword, Twin Swords, Eternal Sphere, Illustrated Book,
Holy Scriptures, Ancient Writings, Magic Hand, Knuckles, and Hard Knuckles.
Whew!  Talk about saving a guy some time!  Thanks a whole lot!

Remi Fontaine aka "Killerdog" 
He contributed a couple of combinations.  Okay, so maybe he was wrong about
the Flare Gun (a section devoted to that particular debacle will be included
later), but as far as I know, Guard Sword + Iron DOES equal Shield Sword, so
thanks for that.  Soon, I'll see if I can confirm/discount this.

"Tonfa Baton" 
He told me where to find the Bastard Sword.  Never mind that I already had one
by then... how was he supposed to know?  It's the thought that counts, right?
Thanks anyway.

"Vilurum" 
Pointed out that I had listed SDUGA Punch as "UGA Punch + Rainbow Diamond"
instead of "UGA Punch + Meteorite," and that I said "Ruby Rod + Star Ruby =
Dragon's Tusk" instead of "Holy Rod + Star Ruby."  I didn't believe him at
first, but after checking my FAQ and looking at my charts it turned out that I
had indeed listed them wrong.  I would've never noticed it, so THANK YOU!!!

***************
*Other Sources*
***************

"Star Ocean Weapons Guide" by Vercingetorix 
     Pretty good weapon list, and largely complete for the most part.
Customizings, though, are woefully inaccurate sometimes.  And that "Flare Gun"
typo...!!!

"Star Ocean 2 Item List/Item Creation FAQ" by Matt Hobbs 
and Sir Aronar 
     Good format and whatnot, and excellent sections on metalworking etc.
Unfortunately, it seems that it has never been updated.  Maybe they died.

***************
*Random Thanks*
***************

BristalC  from the GameFAQs message board, for instantly
jumping down my throat
and abusing me when I was a newbie.  But in doing so, he inadvertently
inspired me to prove my merits by finishing this guide which I'd shelved a few
months previously.  YaY!

Tenchisama  (also from the board) for constantly
spewing phrases about my FAQ that make no real sense.

Yee Seng Fu  for being a great FAQ writer and an all-around
nice guy; a real inspiration.


My aunt & uncle in California, for giving me the free laptop computer that I
wrote this on.

And that's all.

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