Barbarian

Scroll down to read our guide named "FAQ" for Barbarian on PlayStation 2 (PS2), or click the above links for more cheats.

"FAQ" Guide for Barbarian

Barbarian
Version:  Version 1.1 - January 24, 2003
Creator:  Ed Osciak III
Alias:  Psycho0022
Platform:  Playstation 2
Email:  Psycho0022@hotmail.com


Copyright 2003, Ed Osciak III
This walkthrough may not be changed, reproduced, or printed in any form
without the author's expressed permission.  This FAQ is owned and made
by me.  Feel free to print out and distribute this FAQ as long as
nothing is changed.  However, if you wish to post this guide on your
website, please email me first!


========
CONTENTS
========

Section 1:  Welcome to Barbaria
Section 2:  The Good, The Bad, The Lonely, and The Wicked
Section 3:  The Basics
Section 4:  The Combos
Section 5:  The Magic and Runes
Section 6:  The Objects and Grabs
Section 7:  The Counters
Section 8:  The Attributes
Section 9:  The Arena Layouts
Section 10:  The Quest Walkthroughs and Maps
     + Dagan, of the Clan Dolok
     + Keela, Princess of Argos
     + Eyara, Nature's Guardian
     + Corath, Apprentice to Zaugg
     + Magnus, Lord of the Undead
     + Stitch, Experiment of Zaugg
     + Jinn, Demon of Naraka
     + Phade, Master Assassin
     + 21, Orphaned Prisoner
     + Mongo, Transformed Monkey
Section 11:  Acknowledgements


===============================
SECTION 1:  WELCOME TO BARBARIA
===============================

     An age of darkness beset Barbaria, its origin a mystery until now.
A man known as Zaugg is said to have woven magic so vile that the land
itself is eroding from its evil corruption.  Prophecy foretold of this
wicked time, placing the only chance of salvation on the shoulders of
one hero of Barbaria.  Heroes of Barbaria come in many forms and from
many places.  Their motives to stop the madness forged by Zaugg are
more than ending his growing power.  Who they are, why they quest, and
what they will become is destiny.  Only one has the power to succeed!

     Those heroes of Barbaria are known as Barbarians.  Their kind has
waged war since the dawn of time, ravaging the Earth as they battle
with weapon and magic alike!  They stand fearless before the world,
wielding power and magic.  With the coming of Zaugg, the call to battle
is made.  Who is the Barbarian of prophecy?  Prepare yourself, the
battle begins...


=========================================================
SECTION 2:  THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE LONELY, AND THE WICKED
=========================================================

DAGAN of the Clan Dolok:  Dagan is the last of the clan Dolok, losing
his wife at the hands of Zaugg's minions.  Embittered by the cowardly
murder of his wife when away from his home in the Lost Fortress of
Skurlok, Dagan's lust for revenge knows no bound.  Seething with anger,
Dagan seeks those behind her death.  He will not rest until justice is
delivered!

KEELA, Princes of Argon:  Keela's father, the King of Argos, died in
his quest to obtain the legendary Bloodsong.  With it, he hoped to
restore power to his kingdom and then to Barbaria.  His death weighs
heavily upon Keela, a sword master and princess.  Somewhere in the
northern seas, far from their home in Shorestone Castle, Keela's father
died, but his quest did not end.  Keela has taken up his quest for
Bloodsong!

EYARA, Nature's Guardian:  As nature's guardian, Eyara protects the
forest and a powerful artifact known as Forestsong.  Without family or
any connection outside the plants and creatures of earth, Eyara has
dedicated her life to champion the land itself.  Disturbed by
aggressions made by minions of Zaugg and the wilting corrupting magic
pervading her otherwise Eden, Eyara must venture from her secluded life
in the Venomous Swamp to vanquish the evil!

CORATH, Apprentice to Zaugg:  As an apprentice to Zaugg, Corath learned
arcane magic and the ways of combat.  He awaited Zaugg's failing health
to end his life, so that he would rule in his place.  Zaugg's work with
life and death discovered a way to cheat his imminent demise.  Zaugg
inhabited a new powerful body, one that would far outlive Corath.
Jealous and furious, Corath fled and took refuge in the Land of
Desolation.  He seeks the Elements of Ascendancy, ancient artifacts
with the power to destroy Zaugg and bring Barbaria to its knees before
him.

MAGNUS, Lord of the Undead:  Once the scourge of Barbaria's Northern
Seas, warring against the kingdom of Argos, Magnus in a grand battle
against Argos' king himself fell to his death in an exchange of lethal
blows.  Magnus would not fade into death at Shipwreck Waters, driven by
his determination to regain the stolen Bloodsong.  The shroud of doom
falling over Barbaria has weakened the curse that kept Magnus from
pursuing Bloodsong.  He has waited too long between life and death and
with his new freedom, his journey has only begun...

STITCH, Experiment of Zaugg:  Zaugg was not born with the power he now
wields.  He spent his life learning and exploring magic of light and
dark, of life and death itself.  Only one creation of Zaugg's walks
with free will, and it is Stitch!  From his resting place in the grave,
Zaugg pulled the life back into Stitch's decayed body.  Stitch went
mad, hating his existence between the living and the dead.  Making his
home in the Underground Sewers, Stitch lays plans to exact revenge on
Zaugg for putting him in this eternal torment.  He will have his
revenge!

JINN, Demon of Naraka:  The foul magic that pollutes Barbaria has
opened up a portal to the netherworld, a gate to the underworld.
Although the gate must be opened by summoning sorcery, there is nothing
that demands that the hell spawn must return.  Escaping the abyssal
realm during one of Zaugg's mighty spells drawing upon her world's dark
force, Jinn does not intend to return.  Her earthly home is in the
Lower Darklands, a place of infernal heat and destruction from
volcanoes and geysers of fire.  Her role in the underworld was to
torment the souls of the damned, but now Jinn sees much more pleasure
in tormenting the living!

PHADE, Master Assassin:  Moving in the shadows is the assassin, a
killer without remorse, a tool of murder - this is Phade.  She found
comfort in the Spider's Lair, making it her home.  Hired by Zaugg and
many others, Phade terminates any life for anyone given the right
price.  Her exploits have earned her the fear of men throughout
Barbaria, but her thirst to perfect her art has recently turned to
relics, artifacts, and the power that Zaugg wields himself!

21, Orphaned Prisoner:  Taken to the Prisons of Akrowla as an orphan,
21 knows nothing of his past - no home, no family, not even a name.  He
was prisoner #21 and so became known as 21 whose home is in the Prisons
of Akrowla.  The gloom that has spread throughout Barbaria has left the
ancient prison abandoned, letting 21 decide his destiny.  He wants
revenge upon those that imprisoned him so long ago.  Every fiber in his
massive physique seeks vengeance.  Into the world he must go, searching
for his captors and tormentors alike!

MONGO, Transformed Monkey:  The light heart of a little monkey is
buried within this carnivorous ape.  Mongo loved to bask in the
sunlight beneath the trees near his home, The Forgotten Ruins.  His
size demanded much food and Mongo found his fearful countenance and
need to eat so much made enemies of many.  Unaware of the cloud
surrounding Barbaria, Mongo has found food is scarce and the sun is
dim.  His world must be fixed.  Mongo's adventure begins.

ZAUGG, Arch Mage:  The aging wizard knew his demise was imminent and
that the apprentice Corath hoped to take control of the Eastern lands
of Barbaria upon his passing.  Zaugg's research had focused on life and
death, and the world between occupied by the undead...  His experiments
brought him to the ancient Spell of Divinity, through which he would
become immortal.  His spell has been cast and time is running out for
Barbaria.  The only force that stands in his way now is the foretold
hero of prophecy...


======================
SECTION 3:  THE BASICS
======================

     Welcome to your lesson in the basic principles of combat,
barbarian.

MOVEMENT:  Use the Left Analog Stick to move and the X Button to Jump.
You can steer your jumps, but running jumps are more difficult to
control then standing ones.  Use the Team Circle below you to guide
where you land.

ATTACKS:  The Square and the Triangle Button are your primary attacks.
Triangle Button attacks are slow, but more damaging than Square Button
attacks.  By using different combinations of the Square and Triangle
Buttons, you can perform combos.  Square Button, Square Button, Square
Button, and Triangle, Triangle Button, Triangle Button, Triangle
Button, are the basics of combos.

LIFE METER:  When players are hit, life is subtracted from their life
meter.  Your life meter is the Red Bar located in the upper-left hand
corner of the screen.  When your life meter is empty, you will die.

BLOCKING:  Try to block attacks when you cannot avoid them.  Most can
be blocked, and often leave enemies with their guard down.  To Block,
Hold down the L1 Button and push the Left Analog Stick towards your
opponent.

GRABS:  The Square Button is used to grab objects and players, as well
as climb and hang from the arena.  To Grab Objects or Throw Players,
just move next to them and press the Square Button.  Pressing the
Square Button again will release objects you hold.

HANGING AND CLIMBING:  To climb and hang from a ceiling or pole, first
jump near the ceiling or pole you wish to grab and then press the
Circle Button.  Press the Circle Button again to release the ceiling or
the pole, or the Square Button or Triangle Button to attack.


======================
SECTION 4:  THE COMBOS
======================

     Welcome to you lesson in combos and runes, barbarian.  Combos are
performed with different combinations of the Square Button and the
Triangle Buttons.  When you attack with the Square and Triangle
Buttons, you can link it to another attack with the Square or Triangle
Button.  You can link it to another attack by pressing the Square or
Triangle Button again before the previous attack finishes.  By linking
attacks in this manner, you can perform combos up to 6 hits long.  Each
character has 8 combos.  If the last attack of a combo hits the enemy,
it is accompanied by a special sound and a colored flash.  These
effects identify each combo.

WEAK COMBO:  Your weak combo is accompanied by a white burst.  It is
the easiest to perform, and does normal damage.

STRONG COMBO:  Your strong combo is also accompanied by a white burst.
It is also the easiest to perform, and does a little above normal
damage.

STUN COMBO: This combo is accompanied by a yellow burst.  Opponents
will recover from stun combos slowly, giving you time to breathe in
battle.  Thugs are stunned extra long, giving you extra time to grab
them.

PUSHBACK COMBO:  This combo is accompanied by an orange burst.  It
sends your opponent rolling away so you can concentrate on other nearby
enemies.

QUICK COMBO:  This combo is accompanied by an aqua burst.  It is faster
than a normal combo and ideal for juggling opponents.

MAGIC COMBO:  This combo is accompanied by a blue burst.  It recharges
your magic meter much faster than a normal attack would.

LEAK COMBO:  This combo is accompanied by a red burst.  It does damage
to your opponents, even if they try to block you.

POP UP COMBO:  This combo is accompanied by a green burst.  It will
launch your opponents into the air, allowing you to follow with attacks
that juggle your opponent.

     If you forget a combo during play, pause the game with the Start
Button and review your Move List.  It lists all of your combos and
describes what they do.  All combos are derived from eight bases.
(Square, Square, and Square), (Square, Triangle, and Triangle),
(Square, Square, and Triangle), (Square, Triangle, and Square), and
(Triangle, Triangle, and Triangle), (Triangle, Square, and Square),
(Triangle, Triangle, and Square), and (Triangle, Square, Triangle).
When a combo is longer than three hits, the last hit is repeated over
and over until the combo ends.  This may help you remember them.


===============================
SECTION 5:  THE MAGIC AND RUNES
===============================

     Welcome to your lesson is magic, barbarian.  Each Character has
two special attacks and four rune attacks.  These are called magic
attacks.  To use magic attacks, you must have enough magic in your
magic meter, which is located beneath your life meter.

PUSH ATTACK:  Your first special attack is a push attack.  Use it when
you are being overwhelmed by your opponents.  You can even use the push
attack while you are being hit.  Push the Square Button + X Button at
the same time.

RANGED ATTACK:  Your second special attack is a ranged attack that
throws projectiles at your opponents.  Tap the R1 Button to fire a
single projectile.  Or hold the R1 Button down to charge and release a
more powerful projectile attack

     You may have noticed your magic meter reducing as you use magic
attacks.  Magic regenerates slowly by default, but you can speed this
up in one of three ways.  First, by taking damage or by inflicting
damage on others.  Second, by completing a magic combo on your
opponent.  Third, by raising your magic attribute in Quest Mode.

     In play, you will sometimes see symbols that appear over your
characters.  These are called Runes.  Earned Runes will appear above
your magic meter.  If you have enough magic, both your magic meter and
Rune will glow.  When they glow, you can press the R2 Button to release
a Rune Attack.  There are four Runes that you can acquire.  They are
Combo Runes, Throw Runes, Object Runes, and Counter Runes.  You earn
them by performing different actions in combat.

COMBO RUNE:  To earn this Rune, complete any combo on your opponent.
The Rune gained here will look like a Pink Colored ([]).  Press the R2
Button to release the Rune Attack.

THROW RUNE:  To earn this Rune, you must throw any opponent.  The Rune
symbol gained here will look like an Aqua Colored (U).  Press the R2
Button to release the Rune Attack.

OBJECT RUNE:  To earn this Rune, you must successfully attack an
opponent with an object.  The Rune symbol gained here will look like an
Orange Colored (X).  Press the R2 Button to release the Rune Attack.

COUNTER RUNE:  To earn this Rune, you must successfully counter your
opponent.  The Rune symbol gained here will look like a Green Colored
(/\).  Press the R2 Button to release the Rune Attack.

     Try using these runes in practice mode to learn what they do.
Often, the effect of a Rune Attack is described in text beneath your
magic bar.


=================================
SECTION 6:  THE OBJECTS AND GRABS
=================================

     Welcome to your lesson in advanced principles of objects and
grabs, barbarian.  Some objects are too heavy to lift at first.  There
is still more to learn with objects as you earn levels with Quest Mode.
You can raise your lift attribute to lift, run, and perform combos with
heavier objects and thugs.

OBJECT WEIGHT:  When you stand near an object, an arrow appears above
it.  Arrows describe the weight of each object.  Green arrows represent
light objects, yellow arrows describe medium objects, and red arrows
represent heavy objects.

     There are two types of objects.  They are objects that you can
swing and objects that you can throw.

SWING OBJECT:  Swing objects are held in front of you.  Use the Square
Button to attack with swing objects, or the Triangle Button to plant
them upright in the ground.

THROW OBJECT:  Throw objects are carried over your head.  Use the
Square Button or Triangle Button to attack by throwing the object.

     Thugs can also be used as objects.  Just grab them with the Square
Button after knocking them to the ground.  You can swing thugs at your
opponents with the Square Button or throw thugs with the Triangle
Button.  To release a held thug, push the Circle Button to put the thug
down.


========================
SECTION 7:  THE COUNTERS
========================

     Welcome to your lesson in counters, barbarian.  To attempt a
counter, block, and then tap either attack button.  If you trigger your
counter attempt right before a standard attack hits you, you will
counter that attack.  However, counters do not work against air or
magic attacks.

COUNTER ATTACK:  L1 + Square Button or Triangle Button


==========================
SECTION 8:  THE ATTRIBUTES
==========================

     Every Quest Battle won gives your character Experience Points (XP)
and Attribute Points (AP) that can be used to upgrade your character's
abilities.  The abilities you can advance are described below.

------------------------------------------
CHARACTER ATTRIBUTES (Cost: 1 AP per slot)
------------------------------------------

DAMAGE:  Damage bonus added to the last hit of a combo attack.

LIFE:  Increased life energy in the life meter.

DEFENSE:  Increased speed and block radius.

MAGIC:  Increased magic recovery rate.

LIFT:  Lift and perform combos with larger objects and thugs.

-----------------------------------------
EMBUED ABILITIES (Cost: 2 to 3 AP per ability)
-----------------------------------------

HIGHER POWER:  Charged magic projectiles are more powerful.

AIRWALK:  Unlocks the ability of double-jumps.

SECOND WIND:  Recover from death once each round.

BESERKER:  Damage bonus when health is low.


=============================
SECTION 9:  THE ARENA LAYOUTS
=============================

TRAINING ARENA:   (1 stage)

VENOMOUS SWAMP:  (2 stages)

LAND OF DESOLATION:  (3 stages)

SHIPWRECK WATERS:  (1 stage)

SPIDER'S LAIR:  (2 stages)

THE FORGOTTEN RUINS:  (3 stages)

LOST FORTRESS OF SKURLOK:  (3 stages)

PRISONS OF AKROWLA:  (3 stages)

LOWER DARKLANDS:  (3 stages)

UNDERGROUND SEWERS:  (2 stages)

SHORESTONE CASTLE:  (2 stages)


============================================
SECTION 10:  THE QUEST WALKTHROUGHS AND MAPS
============================================


=======================
DAGAN OF THE CLAN DOLOK
=======================

WEAPONS:  Broad Sword and Battle Axe.

-------
COMBOS:
-------

WEAK:  Square, Square, Square.

STRONG:  Triangle, Triangle, Triangle.

QUICK:  Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle.

POPUP:  Square, Triangle, Square, Square, Square.

PUSHBACK:  Triangle, Square, Square, Square, Square, Square.

STUN:  Triangle, Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle.

MAGIC:  Square, Square, Triangle, Triangle.

LEAK:  Triangle, Triangle, Square, Square, Square, Square.

-------------
RUNE ATTACKS:
-------------

COMBO RUNE ([]):  "DAMAGE BONUS."  Dagan will clank his weapons
together and they will enlarge and glow a fiery orange.  During this
time, Dagan's attacks will become more powerful.  Press the R2 Button
to release the attack.

THROW RUNE (U):  Dagan will spin around and send out an army of fiery
projectile axes that will branch out by hitting almost anything on the
screen.  This attack is best used against multiple enemies.  Press the
R2 Button to release the attack.

OBJECT RUNE (X):  Dagan will raise his arms and will open up a geyser
of rocks from the ground that will juggle an opponent(s) into the sky
and will also hit an opponent on the way down.  Also, this attack is
good against one or multiple opponents.  Beware of falling rocks!
Press the R2 Button to release the attack.

COUNTER RUNE (/\):  "UNBLOCKABLE."  Dagan will raise both of his mighty
weapons together and his weapons will be on fire as indicated by the
fiery orange and yellow color.  During this time, Dagan's attacks will
become unblockable so swing for the fences.  Press the R2 Button to
release the attack.


---------------
DAGAN'S TRAGEDY
---------------


                             (1)
                           =======
                           Tragedy
                           =======
                              +
                       +++++++++++++++
                       +             +
                     (2A.)         (2B.)
                   ==========    ==========
                   Dark Magic    The Undead
                   ==========    ==========
                       +             +
                       +             +++++++++++++++++++++
                       +                  +              +
                     (3A.)              (3B.)          (3C.)
                 =============      =============  ============
                 Demonic Tides      Hunting Stich  Rescue Keela
                 =============      =============  ============
                       +                  +              +
         +++++++++++++++++                +              +
         +               +                +              +
       (4A.)           (4B.)            (4C.)          (4D.)
  ==============  ==============    ==============    ========
  The Good Fight  Friend In Arms    Ghost of Keela    The Trap
  ==============  ==============    ==============    ========
         +               +                +              +
         +               +                +            ++++++++++++++++++
         +               +                +            +                +
       (5A.)           (5B.)            (5C.)        (5D.)            (5E.)
   ============  ================     ==========     ============= 
===========
   The Wretched  Assassin's Tales     Redemption     The Sacrifice Lost 
Causes
   ============  ================     ==========     ============= 
===========
         +               +                +            +                +
       (6A.)           (6B.)            (6C.)          +                +
       ======       ============    =============      +                +
       Stoned       Jailed Truth    Demons Within ++++++   (To Ghost of 
Keela)         ======       ============    =============
         +               +                +
         +          (To Stoned)         +++++++++++++++++++++++
       +++++++++++++++++++              +                     +
       +                 +              +                     +
     (7A.)             (7B.)          (7C.)                 (7D.)
================== ==================  ==============    ============
Prayers Unanswered Prayers Unanswered  Destiny's Play    Lost Chances
================== ==================  ==============    ============
         +               +                +                   +
       (8A.)             +              (8B.)               (8C.)
  ==============         +            =========          ============
  Restless Souls +++++++++            Cautioned          Ill Prepared
  ==============                      =========          ============
         +                                +                   +
       (9A.)                            (9B.)                 +
=================                    ============            +
Bloodsong's Curse                    Fallen Lords  +++++++++++
=================                    ============
         +                                +
         +              (10.)             +
         +          =============         +
         ++++++++++ Guardian Lost +++++++++
                    =============
                          +
                        (11.)
                    ==============
                    Naraka's Wrath
                    ==============
                          +
                        (12.)
                        ======
                        Finale
                        ======


+++++++++++
1.  TRAGEDY
+++++++++++

     Dagan returns to find his wife in a bloodied heap, apparently
given a slow and tortuous death at the hands of assassin Phade.
Phade's grin suggests she enjoyed this assignment, and apparently
includes Dagan's demise as well...

OPPONENT(S):  Phade
ARENA:  Lost Fortress of Skurlok
STIPULATION(S):  Defeat All
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Dark Magic or The Undead


+++++++++++++++
2A.  DARK MAGIC
+++++++++++++++

     His heart heavy, Phade's dying words weighing on him so, Dagan
wondered how could some foul magic command him and his wife to die
without him ever knowing why?  The assassin Phade failed to slay Dagan,
though his wife laid dead before him.  If this Phade knew magic was
behind his wife's murder, then he knew the answer lied in the east...home
to the necromancers.  Dagan traveled to its capital in the Land of
Desolation, where he met the wizard, known as Corath, told Dagan that
his wife died only because Dagan was not there...he grinned and explained
that as long as Dagan live, all he cared for would die... enraged,
Dagan attacked the wizard!

OPPONENT(S):  Corath and a 1 thug.
ARENA:  Land of Desolation
STIPULATION(S):  Defeat All
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Demonic Tides


+++++++++++++++
2B.  THE UNDEAD
+++++++++++++++

     Phade's last words pierced Dagan's woe-stricken heart... he had only
touched the evil that slew his wife by striking the assassin down.  She
claimed a greater evil beyond death and of grave magic wished Dagan and
his wife dead.  If this power was beyond death, then surely the undead
in the Underground Sewers would have answers!  Dagan decided to see if
the legendary living dead, Stitch, was behind this foul act!  He found
him, but Stitch refused to speak with Dagan... determined to learn what
Stitch knew, Dagan attacked Stitch hoping to "persuade" him to talk.

OPPONENT(S):  Stitch
ARENA:  Underground Sewers
STIPULATION(S):  Defeat All
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Hunting Stitch or Rescue Keela


++++++++++++++++++
3A.  DEMONIC TIDES
++++++++++++++++++

     The wizard Corath escaped Dagan's final blow, but did tell Dagan
of demons playing some part in this tragic puzzle.  Dagan determined he
must travel to the forgotten ruins, a place he'd heard harbored shape
shifters and sorcerers.  There he found a ferocious ape, huge and
magical...it called itself Mongo!  The beast attacked Dagan, protecting
its home!

OPPONENT(S):  Mongo
ARENA:  The Forgotten Ruins
STIPULATION(S):  Defeat All
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  The Good Fight or Friends in Arms


+++++++++++++++++++
3B.  HUNTING STITCH
+++++++++++++++++++

     Dagan determined that Stitch still held information about his
slain wife and could not be distracted from his mission.  Hearing
Stitch could be found in the Spider's Lair, he set upon his journey.

OPPONENT(S):  Stitch
ARENA:  Spider's Lair
STIPUATION(S):  Defeat All
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Ghost of Keela


+++++++++++++++++
3C.  RESCUE KEELA
+++++++++++++++++

     Rushing back into the cavernous sewers, Dagan desperately sought
the elusive Stitch.  No where to be found, his heart sank... but then he
found a parchment stuck to a cracked skull with a rusted dagger.  It
was an order to bring Princess Keela to the Prisons of Akrowla for
torture and eventual death.  Dagan could not let this girl die, and so
he journeyed to the prison to rescue her.  As he searched, a huge man
emerged from prison cell 21, muttering something about being freed if
Dagan died...

OPPONENT(S):  21
ARENA:  Prisons of Akrowla
STIPUATION(S):  Defeat All
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  The Trap


+++++++++++++++++++
4A.  THE GOOD FIGHT
+++++++++++++++++++

     The poor mutant ape, Mongo, was sent to his peace by Dagan.  Yet
Dagan learned nothing from him.  Deeper into the magic, he must travel.
Dagan journeyed into the Venomous Swamps, where a witch was said to
live.  He found the green witch of the swamp.  She told Dagan her name
was Eyara, and that he must leave her sanctuary at once, for he was not
welcome.  Unwilling to abort his quest, Dagan pressed onward...Dagan
attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Eyara
ARENA:  Venomous Swamps
STIPULATION(S):  Enemy regenerates Life!  Play offensively to claim victory!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  The Wretched


++++++++++++++++++++
4B.  FRIENDS IN ARMS
++++++++++++++++++++

     Finding only the ape, Mongo, on his quest to find the source of
magic, Dagan was discouraged.  Perhaps a better path would be to seek
the wisdom of Keela, Princess of Argos.  He found Keela quite a warrior
in her own right.  She told Dagan that she knew who ordered Phade  to
slay his wife, but would tell him only when he proved worthy of the
knowledge.  They fought...

OPPONENT(S):  Keela
ARENA:  Shorestone Castle
STIPULATION(S):  Hit the enemy team 50 times before they do the same!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Assassin's Tales


+++++++++++++++++++
4C.  GHOST OF KEELA
+++++++++++++++++++

     Having abandoned Keela to the undead, Dagan's heart was heavy.
His choices were not the best, for now Keela was dead... just like his
wife, but Dagan could have saved the princess.  He let her die.  He
thought to retreat to the Forgotten Ruins to consider his actions.  His
meditation was interrupted by an apparition of a forlorn woman.  It was
the ghost of Keela!  She bemoaned Dagan for abandoning her and told him
that now he must die... she dew her sword and attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Keela
ARENA:  The Forgotten Ruins
STIPUATION(S):  Defeat the invisible enemy to claim victory!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Redemption


+++++++++++++
4D.  THE TRAP
+++++++++++++

     Determined to save the girl, Keela, from the same fate of his
wife, Dagan marched with abandon across the harsh lands of Barbaria...
without rest or sleep, until he finally came upon the dark under earth
known as the Spider's Lair.  Barely had he entered the mouth of the
dungeon, a foul green gas filled the air around him.  Weakened by the
poison, Dagan struggled to steady himself.  Stitch and thugs stepped
into view... this was a trap!

OPPONENT(S):  Stitch and 2 thugs
ARENA:  Spider's Lair
STIPUATION(S):  You have been poisoned!  Defeat the enemy before you perish!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  The Sacrifice or Lost Causes


+++++++++++++++++
5A.  THE WRETCHED
+++++++++++++++++

     Heeding Eyara's words, Dagan sought the demon she spoke of in the
Lower Dark Lands.  The air was thick, full of ash and smoke from the
volcanic geysers that filled the land.  Black lava rocks crunched
beneath his feat as he delved deeper into the heart of darkness, where
he found the demon Jinn.  Her dark fiery skin pitch eyes were clearly
of Naraka, the hell of Barbaria.  Jinn told Dagan that she needed
mortal's blood to fulfill her master's wish, and that his blood would
do fine...the demon attacked.

OPPONENT(S):  Jinn
ARENA:  Lower Darklands
STIPULATION(S):  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Stoned


+++++++++++++++++++++
5B.  ASSISSIN'S TALES
+++++++++++++++++++++

     Following the advice of Princess Keela, Dagan went to the Spider's
Lair.  He descended into the caverns that housed the assassins of
Barbaria.  Why they took control of the den of giant spiders, only they
knew.  It was dark and poison dripped from the walls.  The crackle of
fire could be heard as the demon Jinn entered view.  Fire danced across
her skin as she told Dagan that she would finish what Phade failed to
do!

OPPONENT(S):  Jinn
ARENA:  Spider's Lair
STIPULATION(S):  You have been poisoned!  Defeat the enemy before you 
perish!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Jailed Truth


+++++++++++++++
5C.  REDEMPTION
+++++++++++++++

     The horrible vision of Keela, a beautiful woman sacrificed and
enslaved in the afterlife to serve the very evil she had sought to
defeat plagued Dagan.  He felt his strength weakening, his focus
distracted... something was happening to him... he had betrayed himself,
his wife, his cause... only defeating Magnus could redeem his soul and
lift this curse... he knew Magnus existed near his old ship within
Shipwreck Waters, and so he went there.  Magnus thanked Dagan for
giving him the soul of Keela, and told him that his soul too would soon
be his to command... he raised his mighty sword and they fought.

OPPONENT(S):  Magnus
ARENA:  Shipwreck Waters
STIPUATION(S):  You have been poisoned!  Defeat the enemy before you perish!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Demon's Within


++++++++++++++++++
5D.  THE SACRIFICE
++++++++++++++++++

     Though worn with the chase, the undead Stitch had fallen.  Dagan's
goal was at hand, only the Undead Lord Magnus stood in the way of
rescuing Princess Keela from sacrifice.  Keela was held in the hull of
Magnus' old ship, and it was clear that Magnus would not let her free
without a fight.  His ghostly body turned to Dagan, his huge sword
rose... and they fought!

OPPONENT(S):  Magnus
ARENA:  Shipwreck Waters
STIPULATION(S):  Win consecutive rounds against the enemy!  Your life will 
not
                 regenerate between rounds!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Demon's Within


++++++++++++++++
5E.  LOST CAUSES
++++++++++++++++

     Dagan had been fooled once by these undead and their henchmen,
bringing him into the Spider's Lair trap.  Keela would have to fend for
herself, for Dagan's real cause was to avenge the death of his wife!
He heard a mercenary in Shorestone Castle may have information about
who hired Phade to murder his beloved.  As Dagan approached the
soldier, he was shocked to find he was an undead... they waged battle!

OPPONENT(S):  Stitch and 2 thugs
ARENA:  Shorestone Castle
STIPULATION(S):  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Ghost of Keela


+++++++++++
6A.  STONED
+++++++++++

     Pillars of Corruption draining the world of life and magic... where
might such things be found, wondered Dagan?  He'd traveled so far and
knew only that an arch wizard called Zaugg was behind the murder of his
wife.  Dagan resolved he would find Zaugg and make him pay for the
death of his wife!  He thought perhaps the princess Keela of Argos
might offer insight to where to find these pillars.  Upon entering her
home, Shorestone Castle, he was confronted by the undead lord, Magnus!
The ghastly specter told Dagan his time was up and he attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Magnus and 2 thugs
ARENA:  Shorestone Castle
STIPULATION(S):  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Prayers Unanswered and Prayers Unanswered


+++++++++++++++++
6B.  JAILED TRUTH
+++++++++++++++++

     Jinn's puzzle befuddled Dagan, for he knew not what she could mean
by her rhyme.  "Assassins and demons alike can fail, but death eludes
the one in jail..."  Dagan decided to seek the Prisons of Akrowla,
wondering who there was undying.  He found a zombie called Stitch
within the prison, a horrible man existing between life and death...
apparently gone made because of it.  Wielding rusty blades and writhing
in pain, he glared at Dagan...

OPPONENT(S):  Stitch and 1 thug
ARENA:  Prison of Akrowla
STIPULATION(S):  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER:  Stoned


+++++++++++++++++++
6C.  DEMON"S WITHIN
+++++++++++++++++++

     Following the words of Princess Keela, Dagan began his trek to the
far east.  Somewhere in the distant Kingdom of Tym near the eastern Sea
of Cordene was this master wizard Corath, apprentice to Zaugg.  Unsure
of himself, Dagan's mind played tricks with him.  He found himself
engaged in battle with himself!

OPPONENT(S):  Dagan
ARENA:  The Forgotten Ruins
STIPUATION(S):  Hit the enemy 50 times before they do the same!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Destiny's Play or Lost Chances


+++++++++++++++++++++++
7A.  PRAYERS UNANSWERED
+++++++++++++++++++++++

      Dagan marched to Shipwreck Waters, home to the Lord of the
Undead, Magnus.  Although Magnus fell at Dagan's hand, the fallen lord
told him of a curse Bloodsong had put on him when he shattered it.
Dagan entered the watery grave site, only to find Magnus' shade still
lived!  The shade rose and attacked Dagan, damning him for destroying
the stone relic.

OPPONENT(S):  Magnus and 3 thugs
ARENA:  Shipwreck Waters
STIPULATION(S):  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Restless Souls


+++++++++++++++++++++++
7B.  PRAYERS UNANSWERED
++++++++++++++++++++++++

     Cursed for saving the poor monkey named Mongo?  How could such
foul magic befall him, Dagan wondered?  He felt he must shed the curse
before he waged his final battle against the sorcerer Zaugg.  Dagan
returned home to the Lost Fortress of Skurlok, where he prayed.  From
the shadows of his mind stepped the dark force within him...  the evil
Dagan that grew within through the corrupting magic of Bloodsong!

OPPONENT(S):  Dagan
ARENA:  Lost Fortress of Skurlok
STIPULATION(S):  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Restless Souls


+++++++++++++++++++
7C.  DESTINY'S PLAY
+++++++++++++++++++

     The path to the Lower Darklands from the Forgotten Ruins was a
dangerous one, full of terrible beasts, poisonous serpents, and all
manner of ways to die.  Dagan hacked his way through the dense Venomous
Swamp, coming upon Eyara, the Defender of Nature!  He told her that he
was passing through and meant no harm.  Eyara returned that he violated
her land, her sanctuary, and that he would not pass.  Ignoring the
green woman's words, Dagan continued.  Eyara attacked Dagan!

OPPONENT(S): Eyara
ARENA:  Venomous Swamp
STIPUATION(S):  Defeat All
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Cautioned


+++++++++++++++++
7D.  LOST CHANCES
+++++++++++++++++

     Dagan, fueled with hatred and revenge, traversed Barbaria's
Unforgiving land to arrive at the Land of Desolation... home to the
wizard Corath!  The wizard snickered as he turned to Dagan.  He warned
Dagan that his murderous quest in the name of his wife was now to come
to an end.  Corath grinned as he entered combat!

OPPONENT(S):  Corath and 3 thugs
ARENA:  Land of Desolation
STIPULATION(S):  Defeat All
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Ill Prepared


+++++++++++++++++++
8A.  RESTLESS SOULS
+++++++++++++++++++

     Princess Keela, different than before, clad in heavy armor and
bereft of the goodness that Dagan had seen in her face before told him
that she sought Bloodsong.  She told him that her father exchanged
death blows with Magnus when they both lived.  Bloodsong had touched
Magnus' dark soul and kept him alive and she thought Bloodsong might
bring her father back from the dead... Keela would not accept Dagan's
tale of curses and torments caused by the stone, and that Keela was
killed to by Magnus.  Enraged, she fought...

OPPONENT(S):  Keela
ARENA:  Prisons of Akrowla
STIPULATION(S):  Your enemy is very strong!  Beware!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Bloodsong's Curse


++++++++++++++
8B.  CAUTIONED
++++++++++++++

     Heeding the words of nature's guardian, Eyara, Dagan catches the
demon Jinn off guard.  She was preparing some sort of curse to put upon
Dagan, but it has been foiled.  Her minions are no where to be seen...

OPPONENT(S):  Jinn
ARENA:  Lower Darklands
STIPUATION(S):  Your enemy is very strong!  Beware!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Fallen Lords


+++++++++++++++++
8C.  ILL PREPARED
+++++++++++++++++

     Marching into the volcanic region of Barbaria, Dagan's confidence
was high.  His weapons sharp, mind focused, and of strong will, Dagan
was prepared for anything... or so he thought.  He'd walked right into a
trap set by the demon Jinn.  She was ready with a curse and several
thugs to help her!

OPPONENT(S):  Jinn and 2 thugs
ARENA:  Lower Darklands
STIPULATION(S):  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Fallen Lords


++++++++++++++++++++++
9A.  BLOODSONG'S CURSE
++++++++++++++++++++++

     Dagan found himself needing to free the souls afflicted by
Bloodsong's curse.  The poor monkey, Mongo, never knew what he'd done
when he found Bloodsong after the battle between the King of Argos and
Magnus.  They had slain each other with fatal blows exchanged, knocking
the stone from Magnus into the ocean where it washed ashore for a
hapless monkey to marvel at its beauty, taking a bite upon it touched
the simian's heart, and it merged with him... Mongo became Mongo the Ape!
Dagan must wrest the dark influence from the soul of Mongo... Mongo's
darkened soul, however, now guarded one of Zaugg's Pillars of
Corruption!

OPPONENT(S): Mongo
ARENA:  Land Of Desolation
STPULATION(S):  Destroy the Obelisk!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Guardian Lost


+++++++++++++++++
9B.  FALLEN LORDS
+++++++++++++++++

     The wizard Corath stood firm before Dagan, his demon Jinn by his
side.  His sinister laugh echoed across the desolate expanse of what
was once a great empire.  Pointing to a pillar that emanated a hair
raising force, as if electricity filled the air around it.  He told of
his lord and master Zaugg... and of how this pillar was one of the three
master Pillars of Corruption.

OPPONENT(S):  Corath and Jinn
ARENA:  Land of Desolation
STIPUATION(S):  Destroy the Obelisk!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Guardian Lost


+++++++++++++++++++
10.  GUARDIAN LOST
+++++++++++++++++++

     Into the Venomous Swamp strode Dagan, seeking the second Pillar of
Corruption.  He found it, arcing with an electrical force stronger than
the first.  It seemed to be drawing more energy from Barbaria than the
first, compensating for there now being only two pillars remaining.  A
corrupted Eyara, now the Destroyer of Nature, stood ready to defend the
pillar!  Dagan could see that this Eyara was drawing power from the
pillar, making her stronger and perhaps unbeatable!  Her good soul was
dark and evil, twisted by the corrupting forces exuded by the pillars...

OPPONENT(S):  Eyara
ARENA:  Venomous Swamp
STIPULATION(S):  Destroy the Obelisk!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Naraka's Wrath


+++++++++++++++++++
11.  NARAKA'S WRATH
+++++++++++++++++++

     Entering the Lower Darklands, Dagan found Corath defending the
final pillar.  Fear was in his eyes, for he knew Dagan was strong.  He
knew death was his if he defied Zaugg.  He had summoned Jinn once more
from Naraka, but this time she was stronger and far more powerful.

OPPONENTS(S):  Corath and Jinn
ARENA:  Lower Darklands
STIPULATION(S):  Destroy the Obelisk!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Finale


+++++++++++
12.  FINALE
+++++++++++

     Dagan, my foolish Dagan.  I am Zaugg.  I beset Barbaria with the
magic you've destroyed, but you are too late.  I have the power I
needed already, mortal.  The gods themselves dare not confront me, so
how would you think you could stop me!?  I am Zaugg!!!!

OPPONENT(S):  Zaugg
ARENA:  ?
STIPULATION(S):  Defeat Zaugg!



========================
KEELA, PRINCESS OF ARGOS
========================

WEAPONS:  Falchion Sword and Circle Shield


-------
COMBOS:
-------

WEAK:  Square, Square, Square.

STRONG:  Triangle, Triangle, Triangle.

QUICK:  Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle.

POPUP:  Square, Triangle, Square, Square.

PUSHBACK:  Square, Square, Triangle, Triangle.

STUN:  Triangle, Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle.

MAGIC:  Triangle, Square, Square, Square.

LEAK:  Triangle, Triangle, Square, Square, Square, Square.

-------------
RUNE ATTACKS:
-------------

COMBO RUNE ([]):  "SUPER SHIELD."  Keela will wave her shield in a
clockwise position and it will become twice its normal size as well as
burn a bright aqua color.  During this time, when Keela blocks with her
shield successfully, the damage of the enemy's attacks will be
transferred back to the enemy.  Press the R2 Button to release the
attack.

THROW RUNE (U):  Keela will raise her sword over her head and will
plunge it fiercely into the ground that will then project and aqua
shockwave that will knock any enemy lurking around her.  This attack is
best used against multiple enemies when surrounded.  Press the R2
Button to release the attack.

OBJECT RUNE (X):  Keela will raise her arms and will grow four spinning
blades that will continuously circle around her body.  So if anyone
gets too close to her, they will have the pleasure of being hacked to
pieces!  This attack is good for juggling opponents.  Press the R2
Button to release the attack.

COUNTER RUNE (/\):  "NO PAIN."  Keela will pound her fist into the
ground and an aqua and white aura will emit from her.  During this
time, if Keela is attacked, she will lose energy but she will not be
knocked off balance and will be able to dish out a combo off her own at
any time.  This attack is good for attackers who will not let up.
Press the R2 Button to release the attack.


++++++++++++++
Keela's Sorrow
++++++++++++++

                                      (1)
                                ==============
                                KEELA'S LAMENT
                                ==============
                                       +
                            ++++++++++++++++++++++
                            +                    +
                          (2A.)                (2B.)
                         ======          =================
                         ALLIES          SEARCH FOR STITCH
                         ======          =================
                            +                    +
                      ++++++++++++++++++         +
                      +                +         +
                    (3A.)            (3B.)       +
              ==============  =================  +
              CONFUSED TRUTH  SEARCH FOR STITCH  +
              ==============  =================  +
                      +                +         +
                    (4A.)            (4B.)       +
              ==============      ===========    +
              BRUTAL HONESTY      REDIRECTION ++++
              ==============      ===========
                      +                +
                    (5A.)            (5B.)
                   ========       ===========
                   THE TASK       RESTITUTION
                   ========       ===========
                      +                +
          +++++++++++++++            +++++++++++++
          +             +            +           +
        (6A.)         (6B.)        (6C.)       (6D.)
==============   ==========    ==========    ========
CORITHIAN LIES   ENTRAPMENT    GRAVE NEWS    THE MIND
==============   ==========    ==========    ========
          +             +            +           +
          +             +            +           ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
          +             +            +                        +           +
        (7A.)         (7B.)        (7C.)                    (7D.)       
(7E.)
==============  ==============  =========                    ====      
=======
KARMIC CHOICES  KARMIC JUSTICE  THE QUEST                    SICK      
TORMENT
==============  ==============  =========                    ====      
=======
          +      +      +            +                        +           +
   ++++++++++++++++++   +        +++++++++++++++++++          +           +
   +                +   +        +                 +          +           +
(8A.)              (8B.)      (8C.)             (8D.)      (8E.)       (8F.)
=======        ============  ===============  ===========  =======    
========
PAYBACK        SAVING MONGO  CORITHIAN TRUTH  THE CAPTURE  TWISTED    
TORMENT2
=======        ============  ===============  ===========  =======    
========
   +                  +          +                 +          +           +
(9A.)                +        (9B.)             (9C.)      (9D.)         +
===========           +      ==============    =========  =============   +
DELIVERANCE           +      KARMIC DESTINY    BAD KARMA  PUPPET MASTER +++
===========           +      ==============    =========  =============
   +                  +          +                 +          +
(10.)                +          +                 +          +
======                +          +                 +          +
DENIAL ++++++++++++++++     (TO Saving Mongo) ++++++      (TO Denial)
======
   +
(11.)
======
FINALE
======


+++++++++++++++++
1. KEELA'S LAMENT
+++++++++++++++++


     On her knees before her father's sarcophagus deep within the tomb
of kings below Shorestone Castle, Princess Keela wept.  Her father died
in search of the legendary Bloodsong.  A relic stone said to have
powers of transmutation and invincibility.  It could change simple
rocks to ingots of gold, transform steel swords into brittle wax, and
more...All while granting the man who wore it around his neck
invulnerability.  Keela's tears covered her face, as a raspy voice
spoke behind her.  It was Stitch, the undead!  Keela rolled to the
side, drawing her sword and attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Stitch
ARENA:  Shorestone Castle
STIPULATION(S):  Defeat All
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Allies or Search for Stitch


+++++++++++
2A.  ALLIES
+++++++++++

     Keela's father had died on a noble quest to attain Bloodsong,
hoping to gain its power and bring order to Barbaria.  Knowing now that
the undead Stitch had information about the relic and her father, Keela
would seek him out.  But first she went to Dagan of the Clan Dolok.  He
was renowned for his strength and simple fairness.  Keela hoped he
might help her cause... As often happens in Barbaria, a test of mettle
must be made before talks could begin...  They fought!

OPPONENT(S):  Dagan
ARENA:  Lost Fortress of Skurlok
STIPULATION(S):  Hit the enemy team 50 times before they do the same!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Confused Truth or Search for Stitch


++++++++++++++++++++++
2A.  SEARCH FOR STITCH
++++++++++++++++++++++

     The noble Princess of Argos, Keela, could not shake the terrible loss
of her father.  It haunted her every thought.  He died to attain the
relic, Bloodsong.  Yet he did not find it.  The undead beast, Stitch,
claimed he did find it.  Keela's heart was heavy.  Stitch knew
something of her father, of Bloodsong, and of its powers.  She decided
to quest to find and interrogate Stitch.  Unsure of where he lived, she
went to the prisons of Akrowla where its inmates would surely know...
The ancient prison centuries old, built deep into the underneath was
abandoned.  Drawing her sword, Keela entered...  A huge inmate confronted
her!  He raged as he attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  21
ARENA:  Prisons of Akrowla
STIPULATION(S):  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Redirection


+++++++++++++++++++
3A.  CONFUSED TRUTH
+++++++++++++++++++

     Into the deep jungles that covered the venomous swamp went Keela,
hacking vines and foliage aside as she went.  Keela stopped to examine
a broken branch when her mind was filled with memories of herself as a
little girl playing with her father.  He held her high in the air and
growled in her belly, and they laughed...  Keela's moment of happiness
was broken with Eyara jumping down from a tree before her, she said
Keela must prove herself...

OPPONENT(S):  Eyara
ARENA:  Venomous Swamps
STIPULATION(S): The enemy regenerates life! Play offensively to claim 
victory!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Brutal Honesty


++++++++++++++++++++++
3B.  SEARCH FOR STITCH
++++++++++++++++++++++


     The noble Princess of Argos, Keela, could not shake the terrible
loss of her father.  It haunted her every thought.  He died to attain
the relic, Bloodsong.  Yet he did not find it.  The undead beast,
Stitch, claimed he did find it.  Keela's heart was heavy.  Stitch knew
something of her father, of Bloodsong, and of its powers.  She decided
to quest to find and interrogate Stitch.  Unsure of where he lived, she
went to the prisons of Akrowla where its inmates would surely know...
The ancient prison centuries old, built deep into the underneath was
abandoned.  Drawing her sword, Keela entered...  A huge inmate confronted
her!  He raged as he attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  21
ARENA:  Prisons of Akrowla
STIPULATION(S):  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Redirection


+++++++++++++++++++
4A.  BRUTAL HONESTY
+++++++++++++++++++

     Eyara had suggested Keela look to the Lower Darklands of Barbaria
for a clue about who slew her father.  She entered the volcanic region,
where she encountered a hulking man who called himself 21.  21 raged
that he would not go back and assaulted the princess.

OPPONENT(S):  21
ARENA:  Lower Darklands
STIPULATION(S):  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  The Task


++++++++++++++++
4B.  REDIRECTION
++++++++++++++++

     Keela knew well the land of Barbaria, and so traveled safely the
shores of solitude to the Underground Sewers.  She'd entered the
stench-filled tunnels, sword and shield ready.  Stitch, shocked to see
the heroine, squealed in fear.  As a cornered rat, Stitch fought!

OPPONENT(S):  Stitch and 1 thug
ARENA:  Underground Sewers
STIPULATION(S):  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Restitution


+++++++++++++
5A.  THE TASK
+++++++++++++

     21 was not a bad man, though his impulsive attack against Keela
resulted in his death.  He sought Corath on his quest, and so Keela
thought to seek him.  The wizard Corath, ruling lord over the desolate
far east of Barbaria, seemed amused that Keela came to him for help.
Playing with the heiress of Barbaria's western region, Corath told her
that only when she had performed a task for him would he grant her the
information she sought.  Keela was no errand girl and engaged Corath!

OPPONENT(S):  Corath and 1 thug
ARENA:  Land of Desolation
STIPULATION(S):  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Corathian Lies or Entrapment


++++++++++++++++
5B.  RESTITUTION
++++++++++++++++

     With the name and location of her father's murderer, Keela secured
transport to the old city of Rezz, where her travel to Shipwreck Waters
would be short.  As a well-trained veteran, Princess Keela approached
Magnus shield ahead, eyes just over its rim, and sword crossed in front
of the shield for parry and strike.  Magnus, a ghostly being floating,
saw her approach and without a word raised his mighty two-handed sword.
The battle was joined!

OPPONENT(S): Magnus
ARENA:  Shipwreck Waters
STIPULATION(S):  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Grave News or The Mind


+++++++++++++++++++
6A.  CORATHIAN LIES
+++++++++++++++++++

     Following her meeting the wizard Corath, Keela felt his quest to
seek this ape Mongo was an errand that made little sense.  Why would
this Corath not capture Mongo himself she wondered?  She decided the
thieves guild might offer insight, for her father always told her when
you sit down to play a game, do not feel afraid to look under the
table.  Keela went to see Phade in the Spider's Lair.  Keela expected a
conflict, for nobility and ignobility often clash...  Sword and shield in
hand, she descended into the darkness...

OPPONENT(S):  Phade
ARENA:  Spider's Lair
STIPULATION(S):  Defeat All
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Karmic Choices


+++++++++++++++
6B.  ENTRAPMENT
+++++++++++++++

     Reluctant to do the bidding of Corath, Keela accepted his task.
She journeyed to the Forgotten Ruins where she found Mongo!  Mongo did
not want to be trapped by Keela, so she attacked to subdue him!

OPPONENT(S):  Mongo
ARENA:  The Forgotten Ruins
STIPULATIONS:  The enemy regenerates life!  Play offensively to claim 
victory!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Karmic Justice


+++++++++++++++
6C.  GRAVE NEWS
+++++++++++++++

     Bloodsong had eluded her father, wrestled from Magnus somehow
during their fated battle.  Where it was now remained a mystery.  Keela
considered her situation and thought that the underbelly of Barbaria
would know such things, for thieves and assassins are close to
everything foul.  She sought Phade, master of assassin, with the
Spider's Lair.  Phade, as most cloaked figures do, required persuasion
to talk... Keela drew her sword and attacked the evasive Phade!

OPPONENT(S):  Phade
ARENA:  Spider's Lair
STIPULATION(S):  You have been poisoned!  Defeat the enemy before you 
perish!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  The Quest

+++++++++++++
6D.  THE MIND
+++++++++++++

     Keela could not focus on life, hating every breath she took.  Her
father was dead and she loved him so.  Always she'd lived a life of
honor and truth, striving to be compassionate and forgiving...and for
what?  So she would fall to sorrow and despair with her beloved father
and friend, the King of Argos, dead...  She went to her friend Dagan for
advice, but found a twisted version of him.  They joined battle!

OPPONENT(S):  Dagan
ARENA:  Lost Fortress of Skurlok
STIPULATION(S):  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Sick or Torment


+++++++++++++++++++
7A.  KARMIC CHOICES
+++++++++++++++++++

     Hearing Mongo was to be captured and slain by the duplicitous
Corath, Keela returned to the Land of Desolation to confront the
wizard.  Corath, exposed for his deceit, became angered and attacked
Keela without pause.

OPPONENT(S):  Corath and 3 thugs
ARENA:  Land of Desolation
STIPULATION(S):  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Payback or Saving Mongo


+++++++++++++++++++
7B.  KARMIC JUSTICE
+++++++++++++++++++

     The noble Keela returned to the Land of Desolation to claim the
knowledge promised her for capturing Mongo.  She was met by the ignoble
assassin Phade.  However, Phade attacked, apparently ordered to end
Keela's life!

OPPONENT(S):  Phade
ARENA:  Land of Desolation
STIPULATIONS:  You have been poisoned!  Defeat the enemy before you perish!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Payback or Saving Mongo


++++++++++++++
7C.  THE QUEST
++++++++++++++

     The wizard Corath, ruling lord over the desolate far east of
Barbaria, seemed amused that Keela came to him for help.  Playing with
the heiress of Barbaria's western region, Corath told her that only
when she had performed a task for him would he grant her the
information she sought.  Keela was no errand girl and enraged Corath!

OPPONENT(S):  Corath and 2 thugs
ARENA:  Land Of Desolation
STIPULATION(S):  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Corathian Truth or The Capture


+++++++++
7D.  SICK
+++++++++

     The sad princess lamented her loss to the point every day she felt
sick.  Her wishes for her father to return were never heard.  She gave
and gave and gave all her life... and she never expected anything in
return... until now.  She should have her father back...he was the only
person that mattered to her since her mother died giving birth to her...
and her aunt that cared for her died from the fever when she was not
even two years old.  Keela's life was full of loss, and now even her
father was gone.  She needed advice, and turned to Eyara... but Eyara did
not recognize Keela...  Eyara condemned her for violating her sanctuary
and attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Eyara
ARENA:  Venomous Swamp
STIPULATION(S):  Enemy regenerates life!  Play offensively to claim victory!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Twisted


++++++++++++
7E.  TORMENT
++++++++++++

     Keela went to The Forgotten Ruins to reflect.  She fell asleep and
dreamt of the silly smile her father made to cheer her up and of
playing word games to help her spell.  She saw herself, when she was a
little girl, playing in the clear ocean water next to their home,
Shorestone Castle...  Their time was full of laughter.  They ran and
frolicked in the brine... finding seashells and pretty salt polished
rocks.  ...The dream turned red and was hot... Keela saw flames everywhere
and heard her father cry out in pain, burning from torture!  Her eyes
opened wide and saw a demon, black skin and pitch eyes with fire
dancing across her flesh.  She attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Jinn
ARENA:  The Forgotten Ruins
STIPULATIONS:  Win consecutive rounds against the enemy!  Your life will not
               regenerate between rounds.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Torment2


++++++++++++
8A.  PAYBACK
++++++++++++

     Keela considered her options... Save the ape Mongo for which she had
no obligation or exact revenge on the foulest of men, Magnus, for
murderous ways.  She chose revenge!  She found Magnus and Stitch
together, just as Corath said they would be.  Battle ensued...

OPPONENT(S):  Magnus, Stitch, and 2 thugs
ARENA:  Shipwreck Waters
STIPULATION(S):  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Deliverance


+++++++++++++++++
8B.  SAVING MONGO
+++++++++++++++++

     Keela raced to the Prisons of Akrowla, hoping to save Mongo from
his fate!  She entered Akrowla, finding him screaming in agony from
torturous spells.  Corath was there, having used his magic teleport
there long before her.  His spells sucked the blood from Mongo's dying
body...  Upon seeing Keela, Corath drew his blade!

OPPONENT(S):  Corath
ARENA:  Prisons of Akrowla
STIPULATION(S):  Your enemy is very strong!  Beware!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Denial


++++++++++++++++++++
8C.  CORATHIAN TRUTH
++++++++++++++++++++

     Following her meeting the wizard Corath, Keela felt his quest to
seek this ape Mongo was an errand that made little sense.  Why would
this Corath not capture Mongo himself she wondered?  She decided the
thieves guild might offer insight, for her father always told her when
you sit down to play a game, do not feel afraid to look under the
table.  Keela went to see Phade in the Spider's Lair.  Keela expected a
conflict, for nobility and ignobility often clash...  Sword and shield in
hand, she descended into the darkness...  Phade attacked Keela from the
darkness!

OPPONENTS(S):  Phade
ARENA:  Spider's Lair
STIPULATIONS:  You have been poisoned!  Defeat the enemy before you perish!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Karmic Destiny


++++++++++++++++
8D.  THE CAPTURE
++++++++++++++++

     Reluctant to do the bidding of Corath, Keela accepted his task.
She journeyed to the Forgotten Ruins where she found Mongo!  Mongo did
not want to be trapped by Keela, so she attacked to subdue him!

OPPONENT(S):  Mongo
ARENA:  The Forgotten Ruins
STIPULATIONS:  Hit the enemy team 50 times before they do the same!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Bad Karma


++++++++++++
8E.  TWISTED
++++++++++++

     Princess Keela thought she might be going mad, drowning in her own
sorrow.  She prayed for guidance, but nothing changed.  In desperation,
she journeyed to the assassin Phade in the Spider's Lair.  She knew
Phade and her father had a strange friendship, perhaps better called an
understanding...  They helped each other know what happened above and
below board within the kingdom of Argos.  Phade saw Keela and attacked
without pause!

OPPONENT(S):  Phade
ARENA:  Spider's Lair
STIPULATION:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Puppet Master


+++++++++++++
8F.  TORMENT2
+++++++++++++

     The young princess returned home to Shorestone Castle, troubled by
the dreams and thoughts she'd been having.  To wake to a demon
disturbed her.  What had she done to lose her father?  ...And now to lose
her mind?  Thoughts flooded Keela's mind.  Hearing footsteps behind
her, Keela leapt to her feet, drawing her sword.  She saw... herself...
stand with weapon drawn.  Keela was to fight herself...

OPPONENT(S):  Keela
ARENA:  Shorestone Castle
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Puppet Master


++++++++++++++++
9A.  DELIVERANCE
++++++++++++++++

     Having finished her quest to slay the killer of her father, Keela
raced to the Prisons of Akrowla to save Mongo from the evil Corath's
dark magic.  As she entered the ancient jail, she found Mongo dead
within a suspended cage.  The spirit of Mongo approached her
menacingly, however, from another cell.  It was vile, the enraged soul
of the tortured ape...  It could have been saved, but Keela put her
revenge over his life.  Stepping into view was Corath, again, and he
was not dead.

OPPONENT(S):  Corath and Mongo
ARENA:  Prisons of Akrowla
STIPULATION(S):  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Denial


+++++++++++++++++++
9B.  KARMIC DESTINY
+++++++++++++++++++

     Hearing Mongo was to be captured and slain by the duplicitous
Corath, Keela returned to the Land of Desolation to confront the
wizard.  Corath, exposed for his deceit, became angered and attacked
Keela without pause.

OPPONENT(S):  Corath and 4 thugs
ARENA:  Land of Desolation
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER:  Saving Mongo


++++++++++++++
9C.  BAD KARMA
++++++++++++++

     The noble Keela returned to the Land of Desolation to claim the
knowledge promised her for capturing Mongo.  She was met by the ignoble
assassin Phade.  However, Phade attacked, apparently ordered to end
Keela's life!

OPPONENT(S):  Phade
ARENA:  Land of Desolation
STIPULATIONS:  You have been poisoned!  Defeat the enemy before you perish!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Saving Mongo



++++++++++++++++++
9D.  PUPPET MASTER
++++++++++++++++++

     Keela came to understand that her loss was real, for she would
always love and miss her father.  His death should not destroy her life
as well.  The wizard Corath was turning her mind against her, twisting
things with arcane sorcery.  She found the dark sorcerer in the Land of
Desolation, where he told her that he did nothing but make her
nightmares come true...  He laughed as he told Keela she slew her own
friends!  He clapped his hands and told Keela that her life was a was a
play that he wrote, and that he would now write her final chapter.  He
attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Corath and 2 thugs
ARENA:  Land of Desolation
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Denial


++++++++++++
10A.  DENIAL
++++++++++++

     Princess Keela was well-read and knew Barbaria's legends.  If a
demon was weaving the dark magic of afterlife, it would be in the Lower
Darklands of Barbaria where Naraka's hells touched the mortal world
through hell's gate.  She wasted no time and sped to the volcanic
region where she found the demon Jinn, tending to the pillar full of
energy...  It pulse and throbbed, as if it drained life and energy from
the world around it.  Jinn sprang forward and attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Jinn
ARENA:  Lower Darklands
STIPULATION(S):  Destroy the Obelisk!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Finale


+++++++++++
11.  FINALE
+++++++++++

     Finding strength in the memory of her father, Keela entered the
magical gate revealed when she destroyed the Pillar of Corruption.  She
found herself stepping onto a bridge on the other side of the portal,
somewhere on an island far away from any place she knew.  Before her
stood a mighty golem.  It spoke..  I am Zaugg, Princess Keela of Argos.
You have proven a formidable opponent, but all is for naught, foolish
child.  The gods themselves dare not challenge me, so who are you to
think you could do better!?  I am Zaugg!!!


OPPONENT(S):  Zaugg
ARENA:  ?
STIPULATION(S):  Defeat Zaugg!



========================
EYARA, NATURE'S GUARDIAN
========================

WEAPONS:  Shamanic Staff and Bear Claw (extends)


-------
COMBOS:
-------

WEAK:  Square, Square, Square.

STRONG:  Triangle, Triangle, Triangle.

QUICK:  Square, Triangle, Square, Square, Square.

POPUP:  Square, Square, Triangle, Triangle.

PUSHBACK:  Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle.

STUN:  Triangle, Triangle, Square, Square.

MAGIC:  Triangle, Square, Square, Square, Square.

LEAK:  Triangle, Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle.

-------------
RUNE ATTACKS:
-------------

COMBO RUNE ([]):  "MAX MANA."  Eyara will raise her staff to the
heavens and it will glow with a neon green light.  During this time,
Eyara will be able to throw as many magic projectiles as she wishes
against the enemies that she is facing, without draining any of her
magic meter.  Press the R2 Button to release the attack.

THROW RUNE (U):  Eyara will raise both of her hands in a clockwise
motion and then she will be protected by a (blue particle) life drain
energy shield.  This attack is best used against multiple enemies when
surrounded and is also good when you want to get in a combo against an
unrelenting barbarian.  Press the R2 Button to release the attack.

OBJECT RUNE (X):  Eyara will raise her arms, holding the staff in both
hands, and will plunge her glowing staff into the ground.  Then, a
circular wave or sharks will branch out from her.  This attack is good
for knocking down a group of enemies that try to surround you so that
you will gain some breathing room.  Press the R2 Button to release the
attack.

COUNTER RUNE (/\):  Eyara will kneel down and with staff in hand will
unleash a seemingly never ending wave of sharks towards and opponent.
This rune attack can be aimed as well when utilized.  This attack is
good for juggling attackers as well as taking down an opponent's energy
real fast!  Press the R2 Button to release the attack.


+++++++++++++++
Eyara's Retreat
+++++++++++++++

                                     (1)
                                 ============
                                 EYARA'S LOSS
                                 ============
                                      +
                                     (2)
                                  =========
                                  EDEN LOST
                                  =========
                                      +
                                     (3)
                                 ============
                                 CURSED LANDS
                                 ============
                                      +
                              ++++++++++++++++++
                              +                +
                            (4A.)            (4B.)
                         ============       =======
                         BORDER LANDS       DISAVOW
                         ============       =======
                              +                +
                              +              +++++++++++++
                              +              +           +
                            (5A.)          (5B.)       (5C.)
                         ============      ======     ========
                         BURIED TRUTH      APATHY     BETRAYAL
                         ============      ======     ========
                              +              +           +
                 +++++++++++++++++           +           +
                 +               +           +           +
               (6A.)           (6B.)       (6C.)       (6D.)
           =============       =====    =============  =============
           BLIND LEADING ++<++ ARGOS    IMPERSONATORS  UNDERSTANDING
           =============       =====    =============  =============
                 +                           +           +     +
     ++++++++++++++++++++++++++              +           + (TO Blind 
Leading)
     +                        +              +           +
   (7A.)                    (7B.)          (7C.)         +
=============           ===========   ================   +
POISON FRUITS           LOST CAUSES   WRONGFUL RELEASE +++
=============           ===========   ================
     +                        +              +
     +                        +            +++++++++++++++++++++
     +                        +            +                   +
   (8A.)                    (8B.)        (8C.)               (8D.)
==========              ==========  =================   ===============
RAZED LAND              TRUTH TOLD  HUNTING PRISONERS   RIGHT OF COMBAT
==========              ==========  =================   ===============
     +                        +            +                   +
   (9A.)                    (9B.)        (9C.)               (9D.)
   =====           ===============  =================      =========
   ALONE           DEMON'S SATCHEL  CONVICTED FRIENDS      AFFLICTED
   =====           ===============  =================      =========
     +                        +            +                   +
   (10A)                      +          (10B)               (10C)
===========                   +       ==============    ================
RETRIBUTION                   +       SEIZED CAPITAL    SERVING DARKNESS
===========                   +       ==============    ================
     +                        +            +                   +
   (11A)                      +          (11B)               (11C)
   =====                      +     =================   ================
   IRONY ++++++++++++++++++++++     HIDDEN CORRUPTION   CHANNELED ENERGY
   =====                            =================   ================
     +                                     +                   +
   (12.)                                   +                   +
  ======                                   +                   +
  FINALE +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
  ======


+++++++++++++++
1. EYARA'S LOSS
+++++++++++++++

     Living a life alone for so long, Eyara sometimes felt she wasn't
whole.  ...But she was also at peace with herself and the world.  As
Eyara walked through the overgrown marsh, she glimpsed blood upon a
leaf, and saw a trail of blood leading into the dense foliage.  She
followed the red drips to a huge ape that was clearly the result of
sorcery.  Though injured, it charged!

OPPONENT(S):  Mongo
ARENA:  Venomous Swamp
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Eden Lost


++++++++++++
2. EDEN LOST
++++++++++++

     Eyara left her secluded swamp to learn why this enchanted Mongo
had left his home in the Forgotten Ruins.  She entered the area,
finding berries that matched those that stained Mongo's fur.  She was
about to put a berry in her mouth when Forestsong vibrated violently...
It was poisonous!  The sweet berries should not be... but they were.
Something had corrupted the... An undead haggard man approached Eyara;
He cackled as he limped along, brandishing dark rusty daggers.

OPPONENT(S):  Stitch
ARENA:  The Forgotten Ruins
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Cursed Lands


++++++++++++++++
3.  CURSED LANDS
++++++++++++++++

     It had been so long since Eyara had been with others, and she did
not like it.  She tried to move quickly, feeling all she passed stared
at her disapprovingly.  She belonged with nature, not here... not with
these... people.  Corath, the wizard warrior, greeted Eyara and promised
to answer her question if she would show him her skill in combat.  ...And
so they fought.

OPPONENT(S):  Corath
ARENA:  Land of Desolation
STIPULATIONS:  Hit the enemy team 50 times before they do the same!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Borderlands or Disavow


++++++++++++++++
4A.  BORDERLANDS
++++++++++++++++

     Eyara left Corath in the Land of Desolation and thought perhaps he
was right, that Argos found some way to weaken the magic of the Far
East.  If so, she decided a direct confrontation would be unwise.
She'd known nobility of Argos and though they had always been honest,
their sense of justice was sometimes misplaced.  She headed instead to
the neutral highlander, Dagan of the clan Dolok, living in the Arctic
Highlands of Skurlok.  She found the clan all but gone, save for Dagan
himself in the lost fortress.  Dagan swung his axe at Eyara,
proclaiming her the green witch!

OPPONENT(S):  Dagan
ARENA:  Lost Fortress of Skurlok
STIPULATIONS:  The enemy regenerate life!  Play offensively top claim 
victory!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Buried Truth


++++++++++++
4B.  DISAVOW
++++++++++++

     Eyara heard rumors that a man neither dead nor alive took refuge
in the Underground Sewers south of Akrowla.  She made her way to this
mire pit and descended.  She found the man she spared for the news of
Corath, and now sought more information.  Stitch backed up, but
realizing he had no escape, attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Stitch
ARENA:  Underground Sewers
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Apathy or Betrayal


+++++++++++++++++
5A.  BURIED TRUTH
+++++++++++++++++

     As she traveled, Eyara recalled her childhood.  She remembered
sitting alone in a room, listening to an orphanage director.  The man
said there was no room for new children, much less a greenling...  that
her race was driven out long ago...  He challenged, how could this child
of the greenlings still be!?  Eyara was un like any she'd ever seen
herself since her village was razed...  and the world always told her so.
Her glazed eyes and green skin always drew attention.  She entered the
dungeon within the sewers, her nostrils flaring from the stench.  She
found Stitch, but he attacked her!

OPPONENT(S):  Stitch and 2 thugs
ARENA:  Underground Sewers
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Blind Leading or Argos


+++++++++++
5B.  APATHY
+++++++++++

     Eyara hid amidst a freight shipment going to the old city of Rezz,
and once there hastened to the icebound reefs of Shipwreck Waters.  She
encountered Magnus and steeping before him, staff held high, demanded
he admit his involvement with Barbaria's cursed lands!  Magnus said
nothing, letting out a grunt, and raised his mighty blade!

OPPONENT(S):  Magnus and 3 thugs
ARENA:  Shipwreck Waters
STIPULATIONS:
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Impersonators


+++++++++++++
5C.  BETRAYAL
+++++++++++++

     Seeking Princess Keela for advice about the corrupting forces
afflicting Barbaria, Eyara worried that the last time she'd seen the
princess she was much younger.  Because her skin was green and eyes
solid black, Keela had passed judgment that she was a witch and should
be stoned to death.  Eyara stayed clear for years, but she was only 14
years old.  She must have grown older and more mature... or so Eyara
thought.  Keela upon sight drew her sword and attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Keela and 3 thugs
ARENA:  Shorestone Castle
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Understanding


++++++++++++++++++
6A.  BLIND LEADING
++++++++++++++++++

     The lonely Eyara walked silently through the night until she came
upon a foreboding channel.  She sought passage across with a fisherman,
who declared Eyara a witch and fled.  With little choice, Eyara
borrowed his boat to reach Shipwreck Waters.  Magnus, upon seeing her,
took his mighty sword in hand and flew toward her!

OPPONENT(S):  Magnus
ARENA:  Shipwreck Waters
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Poisoned Fruits or Lost Causes


++++++++++
6B.  ARGOS
++++++++++

     Eyara came to the capital of the Kingdom of Argos, Shorestone
Castle.  She remembered meeting once the spoiled Princess Keela, a girl
so full of her self-righteous ways that she often judged others in
error.  Eyara was victim of such a judgment long ago, for Keela thought
her a witch because her eyes were glazed and her skin was green.  Eyara
fled then from a stoning that could have killed her.  This Keela was
quick to judge.  Eyara entered with caution, only to find the same
judgmental Keela...  Keela attacked Eyara, calling her a witch!

OPPONENT(S):  Keela and 3 thugs.
ARENA:  Shorestone Castle
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Blind Leading


++++++++++++++++++
6C.  IMPERSONATORS
++++++++++++++++++

     As a child, Eyara was always insulted and made fun of.  She was
different than the other children of her orphanage.  Her skin was green
and here eyes were black.  She was the last of her race, of the
greenlings.  She traveled across the foreboding channel and up into the
Highlands of Skurlok where she sought a man she'd heard knew much of
Argos.  A broad shouldered strong warrior leapt from an icy ledge,
identifying himself as Dagan of the clan Dolok...  he instructed Eyara to
defend herself.

OPPONENT(S):  Dagan and 1 thug
ARENA:  Lost Fortress of Skurlok
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat the invisible enemy to claim victory!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Wrongful Release


++++++++++++++++++
6D.  UNDERSTANDING
++++++++++++++++++

     Disgusted with the arrogance of the royal family of Argos, Eyara
sought the recluse in the Highlands of Skurlok.  Eyara climbed through
the glacial lands until she came upon the Lost Fortress of Skurlok,
home to Dagan of the Clan Dolok.  Dagan was in a foul mood and axe in
hand assaulted Eyara.

OPPONENT(S):  Dagan
ARENA:  Lost Fortress of Skurlok
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Wrongful Release or Blind Leading


++++++++++++++++++++
7A.  POISONED FRUITS
++++++++++++++++++++

     Eyara knew the assassin Phade many years ago, in an orphanage.
Although much time had passed, she wondered if perhaps their old
friendship might be enough to sway Phade to help her discover the
wasting force spreading across the land.  She journeyed to the Spider's
Lair where she met Phade.  Phade gave a genuine warm smile, and said
that they should see who was the best now...  Their test of skill began...

OPPONENT(S):  Phade
ARENA:  Spider's Lair
STIPULATIONS:  You have been poisoned!  Defeat the enemy before you perish!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Razed Land


++++++++++++++++
7B.  LOST CAUSES
++++++++++++++++

     Eyara felt the most talkative thieves were those in jail, and so
she traveled to the Prisons of Akrowla.  She found the ancient
structure was abandoned.  The foliage all around was black as coal and
broke as dried brittle wood.  There was no life, no birds, no animals,
nothing...  This area was dead.  Eyara found the stream nearby was dry,
It's bed covered in soot.  She entered the prison, encountering a wild
man who attacked maniacally!

OPPONENT(S):  21
ARENA:  Prisons of Akrowla
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Truth Told


+++++++++++++++++++++
7C.  WRONGFUL RELEASE
+++++++++++++++++++++

     Learning a false Keela was issuing orders within Argos worried
Eyara.  Perhaps she was behind the corrupting sorcery, she pondered.
Eyara borrowed a sled from Dagan to hasten her trip down the slopes of
Skurlok.  She ran with the speed of a cheetah across the Skurlok
steppes and along the shores of the dead sea until she reached the
Prisons of Akrowla.  Princess Keela saw her and ordered her aside, but
Eyara knew Keela from her childhood and this was not she.  Exposed,
they fought!

OPPONENT(S):  Keela and 2 thugs
ARENA:  Prisons of Akrowla
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Hunting Prisoners or Right of Combat


+++++++++++++++
8A.  RAZED LAND
+++++++++++++++

     Eyara's mind wandered as she headed to Akrowla.  She was a little
girl in the orphanage of Argos,  comforting a new crying orphan, Phade.
They were the same age, 8 years old.  Phade mourned her parents' death.
They burned alive in their home after it went up in flames from a
faulty fireplace.  There was little she could do, but she tried to
help.  She felt the pain, for her parents died from a fie as well.
Eyara and Phade had different values, but they had been friends for
many years.  Eyara reached the ancient prison, and saw everything was
black and dead... as if all had just evaporated from the land.  Within,
she encountered a big man who attacked on sight!

OPPONENT(S):  21 and 2 thugs
ARENA:  Prisons of Akrowla
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Alone


+++++++++++++++
8B.  TRUTH TOLD
+++++++++++++++

     Eyara marched into the Land of Desolation and confronted Corath,
telling him that she knew he was behind the decay of the land.  Corath
smiled and told Eyara that she was right, but enough time now passed
and she was too late.  Another Corath entered view...  Eyara prepared
herself to combat both!

OPPONENT(S):  Corath and Corath
ARENA:  Land of Desolation
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Demon's Satchel


++++++++++++++++++++++
8C.  HUNTING PRISONERS
++++++++++++++++++++++

     Eyara thought that is this prisoner called 21 was being hunted,
the wrath of Barbaria would slay him long before he had a fair trial.
If she found him first, perhaps he could be judged fairly.  Just as
Dagan said, 21 was hiding in the Forgotten Ruins.  He looked terrified,
confused, and lost...  His long paused suggested to Eyara that his mind
was conflicted, not knowing what to do.  As she approached him, he went
berserk and attacked.

OPPONENT(S):  21
ARENA:  The Forgotten Ruins
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Convicted Friends


++++++++++++++++++++
8D.  RIGHT OF COMBAT
++++++++++++++++++++

     Eyara headed north along the shore to Shorestone Castle, capital
of the Kingdom of Argos.  She met with Princess Keela, and Keela told
Eyara she remembered her.  Keela told the green woman that she was
banished long ago from Argos.  To return, Eyara would have to prove
herself forgiven by right of combat!  A huge warrior lumbered towards
Eyara, calling himself 21.  Keela explained that this escaped prisoner
claims himself innocent as well.  Whoever survives shall be declared
free of charges in Argos!

OPPONENT(S):  21
ARENA:  Shorestone Castle
STIPULATIONS:  Win consecutive rounds against the enemy!  Your life will not
               regenerate between rounds!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Afflicted


++++++++++
9A.  ALONE
++++++++++

     After studying the Pillar of Corruption's runes, Eyara knew they
formed a link to Naraka through the Lower Darklands.  She arrived in
the hellish region of volcanic geysers and molten rock, and sat for a
moment.  She gazed upon a bush that just caught fire... and remembered
her village aflame.  Carried out by her father, she was rescued... but
died from the smoke and heat.  Her mother never even made it out of the
burning building.  The raiders rode throughout the inferno, killing
everyone but Eyara... She hid in a bush and somehow they did not find
her...  Shaking her head and wiping the tears from her eyes, Eyara saw
the demon Jinn sitting across from her grinning... Enrage, Eyara
attacked.

OPPONENT(S):  Jinn
ARENA:  Lower Darklands
STIPULATIONS:  The enemy regenerates life!  Play offensively to claim 
victory!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Retribution


++++++++++++++++++++
9B.  DEMON'S SATCHEL
++++++++++++++++++++

     Knowing Corath had a demon's satchel, she knew a minion of the
Narakan Hells must serve him.  She wasted no time and made way to the
Lower Darklands, the most likely place for a demon to reside in the
mortal world.  There, she found Jinn, the demon Corath had summoned.
Jinn's eyes were pitch and her skin ebony black with fire flickering
about her body.  Jinn, was the antithesis of Eyara, nature's guardian
versus nature's destroyer!

OPPONENT(S):  Jinn
ARENA:  Lower Darklands
STIPULATIONS:  Your enemy is very strong!  Beware!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Irony


++++++++++++++++++++++
9C.  CONVICTED FRIENDS
++++++++++++++++++++++

     Long ago, Eyara spent many years with Phade.  As children they
attended the same orphanage, both losing their parents at 8 years old.
Her memories troubled her, but Eyara always used the loss of her family
as motivation to strive for better things.  In some way, she thought
they watched over her... from beyond the grave.  She met with Phade, whom
she saw immediately was an imposter.  Without pause, they drew weapons!

OPPONENT(S):  Phade and 4 thugs
ARENA:  Spider's Lair
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Seized Capital


++++++++++++++
9D.  AFFLICTED
++++++++++++++

     As Eyara traveled to the far away Eastern Shores of the Cordene
Sea, she stopped to rest at The Forgotten Ruins north of her home in
the Venomous Swamp.  From behind and assassin leapt to surprise Eyara.
It was another impersonator...  this time of Phade.

OPPONENT(S):  Phade
ARENA:  The Forgotten Ruins
STIPULATIONS:  You have been poisoned!  Defeat the enemy before you perish!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Serving Darkness


+++++++++++++++++
10A.  RETRIBUTION
+++++++++++++++++

     Eyara wept over the horrible words spoken by the demon, Jinn.
Were the beast's claims true?  Was she responsible somehow for the
slaughter of the greenling village and for its being burned to the
ground?  This wizard, Corath, summoned the demon and so he would know
the truth... With determination, she rose and marched all the way into
the Land of Desolation.  Corath stood before her, his demon Jinn
recalled at his side.  Eyara attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Corath, Jinn, and 1 thug
ARENA:  Land of Desolation
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Irony


++++++++++++++++++++
10B.  SEIZED CAPITAL
++++++++++++++++++++

     Horrified that an assassin, even if not Phade, had the seal of
Argos, Eyara ran without stop to Shorestone Castle.  Panting as she
entered, she nearly collapsed.  Princess Keela was shackled on all
fours at the feet of the wizard Corath.  He snickered and arose to
engage Eyara!

OPPONENT(S):  Corath
ARENA:  Shorestone Castle
STIPULATIONS:  Your enemy is very strong!  Beware!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Hidden Corruption


++++++++++++++++++++++
10C.  SERVING DARKNESS
++++++++++++++++++++++

     Eyara entered the Land of Desolation where she expected to meet
the wizard Corath.  Instead the dark skinned demon, Jinn, snarled and
hissed.  She warned Eyara to leave, else this would be the last day of
her life.  They joined battle!


OPPONENT(S):  Jinn and
ARENA:  Lower Darklands
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Channeled Energy


+++++++++++
11A.  IRONY
+++++++++++

     Eyara returned to the Venomous Swamp, only to find a Pillar of
Corruption had been erected in her grove.  She saw a dark version of
herself standing guard, a nemesis shade of Eyara!  It was borne of the
corrupting magic and Eyara's sorrows, made real by the pillar's twisted
magic.

OPPONENT(S):  Eyara
ARENA:  Venomous Swamp
STIPULATIONS:  Destroy the Obelisk!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Finale


+++++++++++++++++++++++
11B.  HIDDEN CORRUPTION
+++++++++++++++++++++++

     Eyara freed Princess Keela.  Keela told Eyara that she overheard
Corath direct the demon Jinn to go to the sewers where an object he
called the Pillar of Corruption was to be.  Eyara was very tired but
this was no time to rest.  She meditated for a moment and rose, just
enough strength restored to push onward.  She found the demon Jinn deep
in the Underground Sewers defending a pillar that arced with
electricity.  Jinn's body glowed a purple hue as she approached Eyara
and she attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Jinn
ARENA:  Underground Sewers
STIPULATIONS:  Destroy the Obelisk!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Finale


++++++++++++++++++++++
11C.  CHANNELED ENERGY
++++++++++++++++++++++

     Hearing the demon's threat of Corath and his master Zaugg
destroying Barbaria, Eyara searched Corath's library for clues as to
where he might be.  She noticed a picture on his study wall of the
beaches near the Lower Darklands.  It was her best guess... and she went
immediately there.  She found Corath, covered in an aura of purple,
guarding a Pillar that pulsed with electricity arcing about it.  Corath
stood, glowing as he was, and attacked.

OPPONENT(S):  Corath
ARENA:  Land of Desolation
STIPULATIONS:  Destroy the Obelisk!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Finale


+++++++++++
12.  FINALE
+++++++++++

     Eyara saw the portal and knew that it led to where the land's
stolen life energy went.  She knew it led to the arch mage Zaugg.  She
readied herself, took a deep breath, and entered.  She emerged atop a
fortress built far out in the dead sea and saw a tremendous man made of
stone.  I looked at her.  Eyara, you are alone in this world so why do
you care for it so?  You would not let it die... and so you must die...
When the gods dare not challenge me, what naivety makes you think you
can?  Do you not know who I am?  I am Zaugg!!!

OPPONENT(S):  Zaugg
ARENA:  ?
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat Zaugg!



===========================
CORATH, APPRENTICE TO ZAUGG
===========================

WEAPONS:  Scimitar Sword and Platinum Gauntlet

-------
COMBOS:
-------

WEAK:  Square, Square, Square.

STRONG:  Triangle, Triangle, Triangle.

QUICK:  Square, Triangle, Square, Square, Square.

POPUP:  Triangle, Square, Square, Square, Square.

PUSHBACK:  Triangle, Triangle, Square, Square.

STUN:  Triangle, Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle.

MAGIC:  Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle.

LEAK:  Square, Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle.

-------------
RUNE ATTACKS:
-------------

COMBO RUNE ([]):  "DAMAGE SHIELD."  Corath will raise his Gauntlet up
high and cast a swirling orange particle shield around his body.
During this time, any attack made against Corath, blocked or not will
result in reciprocated damage back to the attacker.  Press the R2
Button to release the attack.

THROW RUNE (U):  "DAMAGE BONUS."  Corath will clutch his fists and lean
back and will draw power from the ground as singled by a yellow glow.
During this time, Corath's attacks will become more powerful.  Press
the R2 Button to release the attack.

OBJECT RUNE (X):  Corath will raise his Gauntlet and strike the ground
thereby producing a wall of flame in five directions around him which
will juggle any opponent that is in mid-range around him.  Also, this
attack is good against one or multiple opponents as well as if you need
to catch a little breather.  That's a spicy mea-ta-ball!  Press the R2
Button to release the attack.

COUNTER RUNE (/\):   Corath will let out a yellow sonic circular wave
that will knock every enemy in the immediate vicinity on their behinds.
This attack is great when you are being triple-teamed by three or more
people at once.  Press the R2 Button to release the attack.


++++++++++++++++
Corath's History
++++++++++++++++

                                     (1)
                                =============
                                DARK SERVANTS
                                =============
                                      +
                            +++++++++++++++++++++
                            +                   +
                          (2A.)               (2B.)
                       ===========        =============
                       REVELATIONS        ENEMY LEADERS
                       ===========        =============
                            +                   +
                            +                 +++++++++++++++++++++
                            +                 +                   +
                          (3A.)             (3B.)               (3C.)
                       ==========         ==========     ================
                       SUBJUGATED         HIRED HELP     PHOPHECY BLOCKED
                       ==========         ==========     ================
                            +                   +         +       +
            +++++++++++++++++++                 +         +       +
            +                 +                 +         +       +
          (4A.)             (4B.)             (4C.)       +     (4D.)
    ===============     =============     =============   +  ===============
    DAGAN'S ASSAULT     SMASHING FOES     FOILED MURDER   +  ORDERED CAPTURE
    ===============     =============     =============   +  ===============
            +                 +                 +         +       +
          (5A.)             (5B.)             (5C.)       +     (5D.)
   ================= ================== ===============   +   =========
   INTERRUPTED PLANS PRE-EMPTIVE STRIKE CAPTURED HEARTS +++   EXECUTION
   ================= ================== ===============       =========
            +               +                   +                 +
          (6A.)             +                 (6B.)             (6C.)
    ================        +  =========================     
================
    RAGING INNOCENCE ++++++++  THE TAKING OF FORRESTSONG +<+ SACRIFICED 
MONGO
    ================           =========================     
================
            +                                   +
       +++++++++++++++++++++++                  +
       +                     +                  +
     (7A.)                 (7B.)              (7C.)
======================  ==============     ==============
LAST OF THE GREENLINGS  TURNING UNDEAD     KILLERS KILLED
======================  ==============     ==============
       +                     +                  +
     (8A.)                 (8B.)              (8C.)
=====================   ==============      ============
THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE   VICTIM NO MORE      DEAD ENEMIES
=====================   ==============      ============
       +                     +                  +
     (9A.)                 (9B.)                +
=================       ============            +
BLOODSONG'S CURSE       TO BE A HERO       (TO The Tap)
=================       ============
       +                     +
     (10A)                 (10B)
  ==============      ================
  PILLAR'S POWER      UNDAUNTED UNDEAD
  ==============      ================
       +                     +
     (11.)                   +
    =======                  +
    THE TAP ++++++++++++++++++
    =======
       +
     (12.)
    ======
    FINALE
    ======


+++++++++++++++++
1.  DARK SERVANTS
+++++++++++++++++

     The apprentice to Zaugg, both a wizard and a warrior by training,
finished his spell of summoning...  The gates to the hells of Naraka were
opened and the Demon Jinn was released to do his bidding...  She appeared
before Corath, , but as with all summoned demons they resist servitude...
and they must be overpowered.  He attacked the demon!

OPPONENT(S): Jinn
ARENA:  Land of Desolation
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Revelations or Enemy Leaders


++++++++++++++++
2A.  REVELATIONS
++++++++++++++++

    With Jinn to find access to the Pillar of Corruption, Corath
teleported to Shipwreck Waters where he intended to employ the undead
lord Magnus to do his work as well.  Magnus was not interested in
working for the wizard and so they fought!

OPPONENT(S):  Magnus
ARENA:  Shipwreck Waters
STIPULATIONS:  Hit they enemy team 50 times before they do the same!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Subjugated


++++++++++++++++++
2B.  ENEMY LEADERS
++++++++++++++++++

     Corath journeyed to the Lower Darklands to see how the land fared
nearest to hell's gate in these times of corruption...  He was surprised
to find Princess Keela there in wait...  She attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Keela and 2 thugs
ARENA:  Lower Darklands
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Hired Help or Prophecy


+++++++++++++++
3A.  SUBJUGATED
+++++++++++++++

     Never one to leave things to chance, Corath went to the
Underground Sewers in search of Stitch.  Corath knew Stitch was another
undead with free will like Magnus, but he was weak minded and readily
cowed into taking direction.  He came upon the scared Stitch within the
sewers and set to beat him into submission to do his will.

OPPONENT(S):  Stitch
ARENA:  Underground Sewers
STIPULATIONS:  The enemy regenerate life!  Play offensively to claim 
victory!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Dagan's Assault or Smashing Foes


+++++++++++++++
3B.  HIRED HELP
+++++++++++++++

     Corath journeyed to Phade in the Spider's Lair, intending to hire
her.  She told him that she worked for no one until they passed her
test of combat...  and so they fought!

OPPONENT(S):  Phade and 2 thugs
ARENA:  Spider's Lair
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Foiled Murder


+++++++++++++++++++++
3C.  PROPHECY BLOCKED
+++++++++++++++++++++

     Knowing that prophecy foretold of a hero of Barbaria coming to
stop Zaugg and all that served him, Corath had no interest in sitting
idle to see if it was true.  He journeyed to the Lost Fortress of
Skurlok to confront Dagan of the Clan Dolok, one hero who might be the
hero of prophecy... if he lived long enough to fulfill it.  Corath
attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Dagan
ARENA:  Lost Fortress of Skurlok
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Captured Hearts or Ordered Capture


++++++++++++++++++++
4A.  DAGAN'S ASSAULT
++++++++++++++++++++

     Corath had returned to his home in the Land of Desolation, but
found no rest when a warrior barbarian clad in the skins and crude
armor of the Skurlok Mountains met him.  The warrior proclaimed himself
Dagan of the Clan Dolok and then said to Corath, "You are dead!"

OPPONENT(S):  Dagan
ARENA:  Land of Desolation
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Interrupted Plans


++++++++++++++++++
4B.  SMASHING FOES
++++++++++++++++++

     With Stitch and Magnus on the hunt for Corath's foes, Corath felt
it was time to do some of his own killing...  He journeyed to Shorestone
Castle and confronted Princess Keela, now the ruler of his despised
Kingdom of Argos!  Arrogantly, he approached her, announced himself
Corath, ruler of the Eastern Empire and enemy of Argos.  With that he
attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Keela
ARENA:  Shorestone Castle
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Pre-Emptive Strike


++++++++++++++++++
4C.  FOILED MURDER
++++++++++++++++++

     Phade failed her assignment and Corath decided to do it himself.
He teleported to Dagan in the Lost Fortress of Skurlok and without a
word attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Dagan
ARENA:  Lost Fortress of Skurlok
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Captured Hearts


++++++++++++++++++++
4D.  ORDERED CAPTURE
++++++++++++++++++++

     Under the Earth with the Underground Sewers, Corath found Stitch.
Stitch was an undead with free will, but he was weak minded and readily
cowed into taking direction.  He came upon the scared Stitch within the
sewers and set to vanquish him!

OPPONENT(S):  Stitch
ARENA:  Underground Sewers
STIPULATIONS:  Hit the enemy team 50 times before they do the same!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Execution


++++++++++++++++++++++
5A.  INTERRUPTED PLANS
++++++++++++++++++++++

     Corath's demon, Jinn, told him that a Pillar of Corruption was
soon to be placed in the Lower Darklands by Zaugg... and that Naraka was
preparing to use it to channel its dark influence into the area.  She
told Corath that the magic force used to puncture the land bridged
Naraka and the mortal world, as it drained life and magic from the
land, the drained substance of Barbaria was filled  by the evil nectar
of Naraka...  Its dark hellish negative energy...  Corath journeyed and
began to prepare for the pillar...  so he could tap into it, but Princess
Keela found him and proclaimed him an affront to Argos...  She said her
scouts had traveled undefended, and this was a mistake.  She attacked
the ruler of her opposing kingdom!

OPPONENT(S):  Keela and 3 thugs
ARENA:  Lower Darklands
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Raging Innocence


++++++++++++++++++++++
5B.  PRE-EMPTIVE STRIKE
++++++++++++++++++++++

     Corath knew of the prophecy that was foretold to stop his master,
the arch mage Zaugg and him in the process.  He knew Dagan might be a
hero as told in the prophecy, and so he found him in the Lost Fortress
of Skurlok and fell upon him with violent rage!

OPPONENT(S):  Dagan
ARENA:  Lost Fortress of Skurlok
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Raging Innocence


++++++++++++++++++++
5C.  CAPTURED HEARTS
++++++++++++++++++++

     Corath hunted Mongo, for he learned the beast's heart was
intertwined with the lost relic Bloodsong.  He cast a spell that caused
the plants themselves to snare him long enough so Corath could wage
battle with him.

OPPONENT(S):  Mongo
ARENA:  The Forgotten Ruins
STIPULATIONS:  The enemy regenerates life!  Play offensively to claim 
victory!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  The Taking of Forestsong


++++++++++++++
5D.  EXECUTION
++++++++++++++

     Learning that an escaped prisoner from the Prisons of Akrowla was
searching for Mongo as well, Corath intercepted him...   While Stitch
hunted the ape, Corath would terminate this interfering fool...  He found
him in the Forgotten Ruins and when asked why he hunted the ape, the
hulking man just said he wanted a friend...  Corath laughed and attacked
him!

OPPONENT(S):  21
ARENA:  The Forgotten Ruins
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Sacrificed Mongo


+++++++++++++++++++++
6A.  RAGING INNOCENCE
+++++++++++++++++++++

     Stitch had told Corath that he learned Mongo was a shape shifter,
transformed by some rock he had eaten... or so said sources.  Corath was
entertained, for he wondered where Bloodsong had gone...  He needed it to
render himself immune to death, and it was one part of the relics of
ascendancy.  If he could find all of the relics, he could become a god
and overcome his master Zaugg he thought...  He traveled to the Forgotten
Ruins to find Mongo, the mutant ape...  Corath could sense powerful magic
within Mongo... and wanting it, attacked him!

OPPONENT(S):  Mongo
ARENA:  Forgotten Ruins
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Last of the Greenlings or Turning Undead


++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
6B.  THE TAKING OF FORRESTSONG
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

     Into the Venomous Swamp strode Corath, confident he'd find the
greenling known as Eyara.  She was the last of her kind, and Corath
intended to render her race extinct this day.  He had heard she
possessed the relic Forestsong.  He needed it, for with all of the
relics of song he could create the song of life which was a critical
component to casting the spell of divinity that would grant him eternal
life...  With it, he hoped he could defeat Zaugg and take from him his
power!  He found Eyara and they fought!

OPPONENT(S):  Eyara
ARENA:  Venomous Swamp
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Killers Wanted


+++++++++++++++++++++
6C.  SACRIFICED MONGO
+++++++++++++++++++++

     Stitch had captured Mongo for Corath and took him to be held in
the Prisons of Akrowla.  Corath came to him and cast a spell to be the
separation of the ancient relic from the ape's heart...  he knew that the
timing was delicate and he would have to take it from Mongo while he
was still free and alive, and so he fought him!

OPPONENT(S):  Mongo
ARENA:  Prisons of Akrowla
STIPULATIONS:  The enemy is very strong!  Beware!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  The Taking of Forestsong


+++++++++++++++++++++++++++
7A.  LAST OF THE GREENLINGS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++

     Into the Venomous Swamp strode Corath, confident he'd find the
greenling known as Eyara.  She was the last of her kind, and Corath
intended to render her race extinct this day.  He had heard she
possessed the relic Forestsong.  He needed it, for with all of the
relics of song he could create the song of life which was a critical
component to casting the spell of divinity that would grant him eternal
life...  With it, he hoped he could defeat Zaugg and take from him his
power!  He found Eyara and they fought!

OPPONENT(S):  Eyara
ARENA:  Venomous Swamp
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  There Can Be Only One


+++++++++++++++++++
7B.  TURNING UNDEAD
+++++++++++++++++++

     During a report from Magnus, Corath was shocked to hear  Magnus
tell him that he refused to become the ruler of the combined empires of
the west and the east...  he told Corath that with Princess Keela slain,
Argos had no ruler... and if he slew the Eastern Ruler, Corath, he would
be able to unite the two factions before war tore Barbaria apart...
Corath grinned and they joined Combat!

OPPONENT(S):  Magnus
ARENA:  Shipwreck Waters
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Victim No More


+++++++++++++++++++
7C.  KILLERS WANTED
+++++++++++++++++++

     Corath had gone to the Spider's Lair in search of Phade.  He had
heard she sought the power of both his and Zaugg's magic.  He was
angered and decided it was time she was educated on such foolish
desires...  He found Phade, who looked indignant...  Corath attacked the
assassin!

OPPONENT(S):  Phade
ARENA:  Spider's Lair
STIPULATIONS:  You have been poisoned!  Defeat the enemy before you perish!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Dead Enemies


++++++++++++++++++++++++++
8A.  THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE
++++++++++++++++++++++++++

     Corath knew of a big man confined in the Prisons of Akrowla known
only by his cell number, 21.  He knew that he was one of the few
children borne of the age of prophecy who had not been identified by
the seers of Barbaria...  Of course, his master Zaugg knew of him... ...and
to ensure 21 fulfilled no destiny except death, Corath came to him
within Akrowla to kill him!

OPPONENT(S):  21
ARENA:  Prisons of Akrowla
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Bloodsong's Curse

+++++++++++++++++++
8B.  VICTIM NO MORE
+++++++++++++++++++

     Corath, angered by the defiant Magnus, went to check on Phade's
progress.  He had hired her to kill Dagan, his wife, and Keela some
time ago, but had heard nothing.  He was glad he'd employed Magnus and
Stitch to do much the same work...  making sure it would be done.  Phade
met him with hatred and said that her job was hers alone and she would
not be toyed with by an untrusting employer... She attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Phade
ARENA:  Spider's Lair
STIPULATIONS:  You have been poisoned!  Defeat the enemy before you perish!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  To Be A Hero


+++++++++++++++++
8C.  DEAD ENEMIES
+++++++++++++++++

     Corath journeyed to Shorestone Castle to claim the throne as his
own, for Keela was long dead and the realm knew it.  When he arrived,
however, he found Keela was alive!   He left her dead...  Keela, donning
new armor, told Corath that her father saved her from death's door and
her body was mended by an angel...  Corath had never heard of such
madness and set to kill her... again!

OPPONENT(S):  Keela and 2 thugs
ARENA:  Shorestone Castle
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  The Tap


++++++++++++++++++++++
9A.  BLOODSONG'S CURSE
++++++++++++++++++++++

     While collecting rare ingredients for his magic,  Corath entered
the Lost Fortress of Skurlok.  Forestsong hummed and vibrated, telling
Corath danger was near.  He was surprised to see Mongo, for he had
slain him and taken Bloodsong from his heart...  though he thought it
impossible, Corath gripped Bloodsong and charged the raised beast!

OPPONENT(S):  Mongo
ARENA:  Lost Fortress of Skurlok
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Pillar's Power


+++++++++++++++++
9B.  TO BE A HERO
+++++++++++++++++

     Corath decide it was time to go to Shorestone Castle and declare
himself ruler of the fallen Kingdom of Argos.  He was surprised to find
Stitch guarding the castle.  He told Corath to leave, for he had given
Keela his solemn word that he would slay both Magnus and he in exchange
for acceptance into her kingdom as a citizen and hero...  Corath laughed
and said his citizenship would be short lived...

OPPONENT(S):  Stitch and 4 thugs
ARENA:  Shorestone Castle
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Undaunted Undead


++++++++++++++++++++
10A.  PILLAR'S POWER
++++++++++++++++++++

     Corath had laid waste to all that opposed him and to those he
considered threats to his ultimate wish to cast the Spell of Divinity...
He had not yet found all of the relics of song that would give him the
power of ascendancy...  His time was running out, however, so he
teleported to the Lower Darklands where the Pillar of Corruption was to
appear finally...  he began weaving his spells so that he would be ready
to tap into its power...  He had not finished when a clap of thunder
echoed above and lava rose from the holes rose from the ground nearby...
Geysers of fire burst upward from the ground and blew as torches into
the sky some 30 feet...  Rising from the ground were twisted forms of
Dagan, Keela, and Eyara...  They had come to stop him from the
netherworld.

OPPONENT(S):  Dagan, Keela, and Eyara
ARENA:  Training Arena
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  The Tap


++++++++++++++++++++++
10B.  UNDAUNTED UNDEAD
++++++++++++++++++++++

     Corath teleported to the Lower Darklands where the Pillar of
Corruption was to appear finally...  He began weaving his spells so that
he would be ready to tap into its power...  He had not finished when a
clap of thunder echoed above and lava rose from the holes rose from the
ground nearby...  Geysers of fire burst upward from the ground and blew
as torches into the sky some 30 feet...  Ghosts of the undead rose from
the ground...  It was Stitch and Magnus!

OPPONENT(S):  Stitch and Magnus
ARENA:  Lower Darklands
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  The Tap


++++++++++++
11.  THE TAP
++++++++++++

     Deep in the Lower Darklands, Corath was ready to tap into the
magic of the Pillar of Corruption that was to arrive shortly...  Geysers
of fire burst from the ground, shooting over 50 feet into the sky...  and
as they lowered, molten rock poured from the holes they left behind...  A
purple haze filled the air and the smell of sulfur dominated the
senses...  He could hear the screams of anguishing souls, tormenting
across the planes of hell and mortality...  The Pillar rose from the
Earth,  electricity arcing in all directions as it did...  the demon Jinn
was there to help Corath, but she had changed...  Twisted somehow by the
Pillar, she was not bound it seemed and attacked him!

OPPONENT(S):  Jinn
ARENA:  Lower Darklands
STIPULATIONS:  Destroy the Obelisk!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Finale


+++++++++++
12.  FINALE
+++++++++++

     Corath walked through the portal, finding himself before Zaugg.
He looked upon me, his master, and told me that he would rather die now
than continue to serve me...  I bellowed laughter from my behemoth stone
golem form.  Corath, my apprentice, it is a shame your arrogance has
brought you to this... suicide.  Do you forget that the gods fear me?  Do
you think your magic tricks are enough to stop me?  Corath, remember... I
am Zaugg!!!

OPPONENT(S):  Zaugg
ARENA:  ?
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat Zaugg!



==========================
MAGNUS, LORD OF THE UNDEAD
==========================

WEAPONS:  Two-Handed Rune Great Sword

-------
COMBOS:
-------

WEAK:  Square, Square, Square.

STRONG:  Triangle, Triangle, Triangle.

QUICK:  Square, Triangle, Square, Square.

POPUP:  Triangle, Square, Triangle, Triangle.

PUSHBACK:  Triangle, Square, Square, Square, Square.

STUN:  Triangle, Triangle, Square, Square.

MAGIC:  Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle.

LEAK:  Square, Square, Triangle, Triangle.

-------------
RUNE ATTACKS:
-------------

COMBO RUNE ([]):  "DAMAGE BONUS."  Magnus will clutch his great sword
tightly and pull in energy from the air.  During this time, Magnus'
sword will emit blue light rays and his attacks will become more
powerful.  Press the R2 Button to release the attack.

THROW RUNE (U):  "MANA DRAIN."   Magnus will clutch his great sword
tightly and pull in energy from the air.  This time, however, he will
be draining preciously magic energy from nearby opponents.  This attack
is good for those opponents who rely more on magic attacks than sword
strikes so that they are unable to pull of rune attacks for a short
while.  Press the R2 Button to release the attack.

OBJECT RUNE (X):  Magnus will point his arm at the ground and will
bring up debris from the ground that will vacuum up like a Hoover and
juggle opponents up into the air like a cyclone.  This attack is great
for taking on several opponents at one time or when you want to reach
out and juggle someone.  Press the R2 Button to release attack.

COUNTER RUNE (/\):   Magnus will pull back his great sword in a thrust
stance and spew out a continuous strain of cold ice from his great
sword at one or multiple opponents.  This attack has to be manually
controlled to achieve maximum success.  This attack is excellent for
bringing an opponents' energy down real fast!  Press the R2 Button to
release the attack.


++++++++++++++++++++
Magnus, Free At Last
++++++++++++++++++++

                                     (1)
                                 ============
                                 FREE AT LAST
                                 ============
                                      +
                              ++++++++++++++++++
                              +                +
                            (2A.)            (2B.)
                        ==============   =================
                        RETURNING HOME   CONFRONTING ARGOS
                        ==============   =================
                              +                +
                              +              ++++++++++++++++++++++
                              +              +                    +
                            (3A.)          (3B.)                (3C.)
                       ===============   ==============   
===================
                       FATHER'S MEMORY   PHADE'S ADVICE   SEARCHING FOR 
KEELA
                       ===============   ==============   
===================
                              +                   +               +
                              +                   +               +
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++    +               +
    +                         +              +    +               +
  (4A.)                     (4B.)            (4C.)              (4D.)
===============       ===============   ================      =============
PHADE'S BIDDING       ENSLAVED MOTHER   EMPLOYING STITCH  +<+ NEW DIRECTION
===============       ===============   ================  +   =============
    +                         +                 +         +       +
  (5A.)                     (5B.)             (5C.)       +     (5D.)
================= ==================== =================  +  
================
NO HEROES ALLOWED GUIDING HAND CUT OFF DEATH TO THE GOOD <+  DEFENDER'S 
FOLLY
================= ==================== =================     
================
    +                         +                 +                 +
  (6A.)                       +               (6B.)             (6C.)
===============               +         ==============        ===========
OF FORREST SONG  ++++++++++++++         HELPING STITCH        TRAP SPRUNG
===============                         ==============        ===========
    +                                           +                 +
  +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++                 +                 +
  +                           +                 +                 +
(7A.)                       (7B.)             (7C.)             (7D.)
==============          =============  =================   =================
SONGS OF BLOOD          ARGOSIAN HERO  TAKING FORESTSONG   STITCH'S BETRAYAL
==============          =============  =================   =================
    +                         +                 +           +     +
  (8A.)                     (8B.)             (9C.)         +   (9D.)
==============          ===========   ===================   + 
================
ARGOSIAN UNEAD          BLOODY SONG   RECLAIMED BLOODSONG +<+ UNINVITED 
GUESTS ==============          ===========   ===================     
================
    +                         +                 +                 +
  (10A)                       +                 +               (10B)
============                 +                 +               ======
JUDGED JUDGE +++++++++++++++++                 +               HUNTED
============                                   +               ======
    +                                           +                 +
  (11.)                                         +                 +
=============                                   +                 +
DEMON'S DEATH +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++        (TO Demon's Death)
=============
    +
  (12.)
===============
FOUL APPRENTICE
===============
    +
  (13.)
  ======
  FINALE
  ======


++++++++++++++++
1.  FREE AT LAST
++++++++++++++++

     Magnus' rest was disturbed by the nimble demo Jinn as she poke him
with her taloned finger.  She purred as she told Magnus his long
slumber was over.  She spoke of the end of the world, that the time of
corruption was upon the mortal world.  She exclaimed that the prophecy
had finally come to Barbaria!  Magnus seemed uninterested, swatting at
her hand like an annoying fly.  Jinn, angered, struck Magnus...  and
they fought!

OPPONENT(S):  Jinn
ARENA:  Shipwreck Waters
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Returning Home or Confronting Argos


+++++++++++++++++++
2A.  RETURNING HOME
+++++++++++++++++++

     Magnus returned to his old kingdom in the east, and saw its lord
and ruler, the wizard warrior Corath.  Corath told him that he must
prove that he was still worthy of the kingdom in combat... and so the
test of mettle was begun!

OPPONENT(S):  Corath
ARENA:  Land of Desolation
STIPULATIONS:  Hit the enemy 50 times before they do the same!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Father's Memory


++++++++++++++++++++++
2B.  CONFRONTING ARGOS
++++++++++++++++++++++

     Magnus had been trapped for nearly a decade near his crashed ship
by some kind of curse for slaying the king of Argos.  He had lived the
life of a sea captain, once commanding a fleet of vessels in the name
of the Overlord Zaugg in the Eastern Kingdom of Cordene.  He should
have died many times in combat, but the relic Bloodsong hanging from
his leather strap about his neck always healed him from the brink of
death...  Somehow, it fell from his neck in battle against the Argosian
King as they exchanged death blows... and he was caught between life and
death...  and undead with free will... but he was bound to the ship he died
upon by some otherworldly curse...  Free now, by a power he did not know,
Magnus journeyed to Argos to confront the daughter of its fallen king,
Princess Keela!  He found her and attacked, demanding she give him
Bloodsong!

OPPONENT(S):  Keela and 1 thugs
ARENA:  Shorestone Castle
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Phade's Advice or Searching for Stitch


++++++++++++++++++++
3A.  FATHER'S MEMORY
++++++++++++++++++++

     Magnus felt important, known for his power to command the undead
to do his bidding and for being commander of the Eastern Naives.  He
remembered his father, drafted into the armies of Argos long ago, and
his being left alone in battle after his platoon was ordered to attack
an unbeatable force commanded by the now disbanded Caspian
Legionnaires.  Argos sent his father to his death knowingly...  they said
it was for strategic necessity.  Magnus always wondered why his
necessity to have a father mattered nothing to Argos?  What about his
father's need to live?  Magnus remembered a girl, Phade was her name,
that he'd met after she'd run away from her orphanage.  She was
training then to become an assassin, and she was quite renown now.
Thought she might offer him advice on how to best hurt Argos...  When he
found Phade, she demanded he prove himself worthy of her guidance... and
so they fought!

OPPONENT(S):  Phade
ARENA:  Spider's Lair
STIPULATIONS:  You have been poisoned!  Defeat the enemy before you perish!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Phade's Bidding or Enslaved Mother or Employing Stitch


+++++++++++++++++++
3B.  PHADE'S ADVICE
+++++++++++++++++++

     Magnus was enraged that some force, Keela's father!?, had saved
her from her rightful death!  He went to the Spider's Lair to find
Phade, a master assassin, to see if she could tell him how to end
Keela's life when she was so protected...  Phade told Magnus that he
would have to prove himself worthy before she would share such secrets...
A test of combat ensued...

OPPONENT(S):  Phade
ARENA:  Spider's Lair
STIPULATIONS:  You have been poisoned!  Defeat the enemy before how perish!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Employing Stitch


++++++++++++++++++++++++
3C.  SEARCHING FOR KEELA
++++++++++++++++++++++++

     Angered that Keela escaped, Magnus hunted her...  He thought perhaps
she fled to an old alley, Dagan, high up in the Lost Fortress of
Skurlok.  When he arrived, he found Stitch, an undead with free will...
Magnus possessed the innate ability to command the undead to do his
bidding, but Stitch was somehow unaffected...  He had his own free will
although he was a living dead.  Stitch attacked Magnus!

OPPONENT(S):  Stitch
ARENA:  Lost Fortress of Skurlok
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  New Direction


++++++++++++++++++++
4A.  PHADE'S BIDDING
++++++++++++++++++++

     Magnus traveled to the glacial lands of Skurlok where he found
Dagan of the Clan Dolok.  Phade wanted Dagan slain to fulfill one of
her assassinations and Magnus wanted him dead because he knew Dagan had
cut the hand from his mother years ago.  Dagan saw him, ignorant of
Magnus' goals, and asked what brought this nautical dead to his lost
fortress?  Magnus raged that he was the axe man!!!

OPPONENT(S):  Dagan
ARENA:  Lost Fortress of Skurlok
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  No Heroes Allowed


++++++++++++++++++++
4B.  ENSLAVED MOTHER
++++++++++++++++++++

     Memories flooded Magnus.  He remembered his mother was left to
fend for herself and he him as a little boy after his father died.  She
stole food and sold everything she could to make money...  She was looked
down on, but she did what she had to do.  She worked day and night for
anyone who could pay her with money, food, or shelter.  One day she was
caught and the Skurlokian barbarian Dagan cut her hand off, saying she
would steal no more...  She was taken to the Prisons of Akrowla where she
was to live out the rest of her days...  Magnus remembered that he went
there as a child to find his mother and saw guards beating her, and a
big man in cell number 21 just watched...  He went to find the
indifferent man from cell 21...  He wanted justice!  He found him within
Akrowla and attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  21
ARENA:  Prisons of Akrowla
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Guiding Hand Cut Off


+++++++++++++++++++++
4C.  EMPLOYING STITCH
+++++++++++++++++++++

     Magnus heeded Phade's advice and found Stitch in the Underground
Sewers.  Stitch seemed insane to Magnus, but he was undead and of free
will... like him.  Magnus set to subdue Stitch so that he would do his
bidding.  They fought!

OPPONENT(S):  Stitch
ARENA:  Underground Sewers
STIPULATIONS:  Hit the enemy team 50 times before they do the same!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Death to the Good


++++++++++++++++++
4D.  NEW DIRECTION
++++++++++++++++++

     Magnus found Phade deep within her dark cavernous lair and told
her Stitch served her will no longer.  Phade answered with assault!

OPPONENT(S):  Phade
ARENA:  Underground Sewers
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Death to the Good or Defender's Folly


++++++++++++++++++++++
5A.  NO HEROES ALLOWED
++++++++++++++++++++++

     Memories flooded Magnus.  He remembered his mother was left to
fend for herself and he him as a little boy after his father died.  She
stole food and sold everything she could to make money...  She was looked
down on, but she did what she had to do.  She worked day and night for
anyone who could pay her with money, food, or shelter.  One day she was
caught and the Skurlokian barbarian Dagan cut her hand off, saying she
would steal no more...  She was taken to the Prisons of Akrowla where she
was to live out the rest of her days...  Magnus remembered that he went
there as a child to find his mother and saw guards beating her, and a
big man in cell number 21 just watched...  He went to find the
indifferent man from cell 21...  He wanted justice!  He found him within
Akrowla and attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  21 and 2 thugs
ARENA:  Prisons of Akrowla
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Of Forest Songs


+++++++++++++++++++++++++
5B.  GUIDING HAND CUT OFF
+++++++++++++++++++++++++

     Magnus had ended 21's life for not helping his mother and now he
sought to end the life of Dagan, the barbarian of the glacial lands of
Skurlok who cut her hand off for stealing bread...  He found him and
beset him in rage!

OPPONENT(S):  Dagan
ARENA:  Lost Fortress of Skurlok
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Of Forrest Songs


++++++++++++++++++++++
5C.  DEATH TO THE GOOD
++++++++++++++++++++++

          Magnus traveled to the glacial lands of Skurlok where he
found Dagan of the Clan Dolok.  Dagan saw him, and asked what brought
this nautical dead to his lost fortress?  Magnus raged that he was the
axe man!!!

OPPONENT(S):  Dagan
ARENA:  Lost Fortress of Skurlok
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Helping Stitch


+++++++++++++++++++++
5D.  DEFENDER'S FOLLY
+++++++++++++++++++++

     Magnus thought this Phade sent him on a trap mission, and so
learned all he could of the green ling named Eyara before he went to
her.  As he entered her home in the Venomous Swamp, he told her that
she possessed Forestsong and that he would have it!  They battled!

OPPONENT(S):  Eyara
ARENA:  Venomous Swamp
STIPULATIONS:  The enemy regenerates life!  Play offensively to claim 
victory!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Trap Sprung


++++++++++++++++++++
6A.  OF FOREST SONGS
++++++++++++++++++++

     Magnus traveled deep into the Venomous Swamp, navigating its dense
foliage.  He came upon the green woman, last of the greenlings, and he
told her he had come for Forestsong, the relic of warning and
protection...  Eyara turned to him and asked how he knew of it...  Magnus
offered no more cordial words and attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Eyara
ARENA:  Venomous Swamp
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Songs of Blood or Argosian Hero


+++++++++++++++++++
6B.  HELPING STITCH
+++++++++++++++++++

     Stitch returned and begged forgiveness, for he had failed to
defeat the hulking man in cell number 21 within Akrowla as he knew
Magnus wished done.  Magnus told him to instead find where a greenling
named Eyara lived...  while he dealt with this 21 himself.  He found 21,
just as Stitch had within the Prisons of Akrowla, and they waged
battle...

OPPONENT(S):  21 and 2 thugs
ARENA:  Prisons of Akrowla
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Taking Forestsong


++++++++++++++++
6C.  TRAP SPRUNG
++++++++++++++++

     Magnus traveled to the north where he had heard Mongo might be, an
ape he was told possessed Magnus' lost Bloodsong...  He found no one in
the Forgotten Ruins and sat...  Forestsong buzzed and grew warm, alerting
Magnus of danger.  From the bushes leapt Dagan...  Dagan had been hunting
Magnus for quite some time and finally had his opportunity to strike.
Due to Forestsong's warning, Magnus was not taken by surprise and was
ready for combat.  He attacked Dagan!

OPPONENT(S):  Dagan
ARENA:  The Forgotten Ruins
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Stitch's Betrayal


+++++++++++++++++++
7A.  SONGS OF BLOOD
+++++++++++++++++++

     Magnus found Mongo the ape that swallowed his Bloodsong after he'd
lost in his fated battle against the King of Argos.  Mongo lived within
the Forgotten Ruins, and Magnus was determined to make it his burial
ground.  Magnus could feel Bloodsong as he neared the ape.  It seemed
to touch his soul...  All of his nerves tingled...  Magnus wasted no time
and beset Mongo with his huge sword!

OPPONENT(S):  Mongo
ARENA:  The Forgotten Ruins
STIPULATIONS:  The enemy regenerates life!  Play offensively to claim
victory!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Argosian Undead


++++++++++++++++++
7B.  ARGOSIAN HERO
++++++++++++++++++

Magnus had heard a fellow undead lived in the Underground Sewers, and
what was more interesting to Magnus was that this man was said to have
free will just like Magnus did.  Magnus thought such an undead man
would be a great ally, and so he went to the sewers to find him.  He
wondered if he might help him slay Keela.  When he arrived, he was
attacked outright!

OPPONENT(S):  Stitch
ARENA:  Underground Sewers
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Bloody Song


++++++++++++++++++++++
7C.  TAKING FORESTSONG
++++++++++++++++++++++

     Stitch cam to Magnus and told him that he'd heard of a witch
called Eyara that possessed a stone relic called Forestsong.  He guided
Magnus to her deep within the Venomous Swamp, navigating its dense
foliage.  Magnus came upon the green woman, last of the greenlings, and
he told her he had come for Forestsong, the relic of warning and
protection...  Eyara turned to him and asked how he knew of it...  Magnus
offered no more cordial words and attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Eyara
ARENA:  Venomous Swamp
STIPULATIONS:  The enemy regenerates life!  Play offensively to claim 
victory!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Reclaimed Bloodsong


++++++++++++++++++++++
7D.  STITCH'S BETRAYAL
++++++++++++++++++++++

     Magnus hastened to Akrowla, where he intended to rescue his
servant Stitch.  He thought this Stitch would become a good ally and
felt confident being rescued would seal his loyalty.  He entered the
prison, slaying several guards as he did.  He came upon Stitch and
released the door only to end up in battle!  He was shocked to find
Stitch attacked him!

OPPONENT(S):  Stitch
ARENA:  Prisons of Akrowla
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Uninvited Guests


++++++++++++++++++++
8A.  ARGOSIAN UNDEAD
++++++++++++++++++++

     Magnus had heard a fellow undead lived in the Underground Sewers,
and what was more interesting to Magnus was that this man was said to
have free will just like Magnus did.  Magnus thought such an undead man
would be a great ally, and so he went to the sewers to find him.  He
wondered if he might help him slay Keela.  When he arrived, he was
attacked outright!

OPPONENT(S):  Stitch and 3 thugs
ARENA:  Underground Sewers
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Judged Judge


++++++++++++++++
8B.  BLOODY SONG
++++++++++++++++

     Magnus found Mongo the ape that swallowed his Bloodsong after he'd
lost in his fated battle against the King of Argos.  Mongo lived within
the Forgotten Ruins, and Magnus was determined to make it his burial
ground.  Magnus could feel Bloodsong as he neared the ape.  It seemed
to touch his soul...  All of his nerves tingled...  Magnus wasted no time
and beset Mongo with his huge sword!

OPPONENT(S):  Mongo
ARENA:  The Forgotten Ruins
STIPULATIONS:  Your enemy is very strong!  Beware!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Judged Judge


++++++++++++++++++++++++
8C.  RECLAIMED BLOODSONG
++++++++++++++++++++++++

     Magnus found Mongo the ape that swallowed his Bloodsong after he'd
lost in his fated battle against the King of Argos.  Mongo lived within
the Forgotten Ruins, and Magnus was determined to make it his burial
ground.  Magnus could feel Bloodsong as he neared the ape.  It seemed
to touch his soul...  All of his nerves tingled...  Magnus wasted no time
and beset Mongo with his huge sword!

OPPONENT(S):  Mongo
ARENA:  The Forgotten Ruins
STIPULATIONS:  Your enemy is very strong!  Beware!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Demon's Death


++++++++++++++++++++
8D.  UNIVITED GUESTS
++++++++++++++++++++

     Magnus knew he was being hunted and he must find a place to make
his new home within until things settled.  He had slain Phade, and
thought perhaps her Spider's Lair would be a new haven for the moment
to rest.  He went there only to find the hulking man called 21...  Magnus
raged, for this was a man who could have helped his mother long ago
when she was imprisoned but did nothing...  He attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  21
ARENA:  Spider's Lair
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Hunted


+++++++++++++++++
9A.  JUDGED JUDGE
+++++++++++++++++

     Everywhere Magnus went there was more violence and killing...  He
did not mind it, but he thought there was no rest for him.  He felt
this violence was all because of Argos' constant meddling in the lives
of innocent people.  He decided it was time,  now that he had both
Forestsong and Bloodsong, to kill Keela in the name of justice!  He
attacked Keela in the capital of Argos, Shorestone Castle!

OPPONENT(S):  Keela and 2 thugs
ARENA:  Shorestone Castle
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Demon's Death


+++++++++++
9B.  HUNTED
+++++++++++

     Everywhere Magnus went there was more violence and killing...  He
did not mind it, but he thought there was no rest for him.  He decided
to return home after all, to Shipwreck Waters.  He was surprised to
find Princess Keela there herself... with Bloodsong in his possession, he
could finally strike her down he thought!  They fought!

OPPONENT(S):  Keela and 3 thugs
ARENA:  Shipwreck Waters
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Demon's Death


+++++++++++++++++
10. DEMON'S DEATH
+++++++++++++++++

     Feeling powerful and successful, Magnus set out to the Lower
Darklands to find the demon Jinn to finish the demon that awoke him
from death...  He found her deep within the volcanic region and asked who
he served?  Magnus knew demons existed only in the mortal world when
bound to a summoner.  Jinn said unless defeated, she could tell him no
information of her master...  they joined battle!

OPPONENT(S):  Jinn and 4 thugs
ARENA:  Lower Darklands
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Foul Apprentice


++++++++++++++++++++
11.  FOUL APPRENTICE
++++++++++++++++++++

     Finding Corath within the Land of Desolation, Magnus was surprised
to see a light purple aura glowed around his body...  this was an odd
magic thought Magnus...  Near Corath stood a Pillar of Magic, lightning
arcing all around it.  Corath rose and  told Magnus that his quest was
over, that he had come upon the all powerful Corath!

OPPONENT(S):  Corath
ARENA:  Lower Darklands
STIPULATIONS:  Destroy the Obelisk!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Finale



+++++++++++
12.  FINALE
+++++++++++

     Magnus entered the portal and found himself in another place, far
atop an island standing on a stone bridge.  He saw a stone golem, a
huge man made of stone.  The golem turned its head to Magnus and spoke.
You have done well, Magnus, to come so far to find me.  It is a shame
that your arrogance has led you to think you could stop me...  The gods
fear me, Magnus...  Why don't you tremble before me?  Do you know who I
am?  I am Zaugg!

OPPONENT(S):  Zaugg
ARENA:  ?
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat Zaugg!



===========================
STITCH, EXPERIMENT OF ZAUGG
===========================

WEAPONS:  Baselard Dagger (x2)


-------
COMBOS:
-------

WEAK:  Square, Square, Square.

STRONG:  Triangle, Triangle, Triangle.

QUICK:  Square, Square, Triangle, Triangle.

POPUP:  Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle.

PUSHBACK:  Triangle, Triangle, Square, Square.

STUN:  Triangle, Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle.

MAGIC:  Square, Triangle, Square, Square.

LEAK:  Triangle, Square, Square, Square, Square.

-------------
RUNE ATTACKS:
-------------

COMBO RUNE ([]):  "DAMAGE BONUS."  Stitch will arch his back and will
emit a green wave on energy from his chest and then his daggers will
start to glow a bright green.  During this time, Stitch's attacks will
become more powerful and deadly.  Press the R2 Button to release the
attack.

THROW RUNE (U):  Stitch will yet again arch his back into the air and
will send a barrage of rusty daggers from his chest high into the air.
The daggers will lose air from the launch and will begin dropping down
all around him.  This attack is best used against multiple enemies or
to juggle any unsuspecting enemy for they will get taken into the air
by the dagger and will also get sliced on the way back down.  This is
one of the coolest looking attacks in the game.  Press the R2 Button to
release the attack.

OBJECT RUNE (X):  Stitch will immediately begin to spin like a top with
his arms stretched straight out and his blades glowing green at a
dizzying speed.  This attack is great to unleash on any unsuspecting
attacker and the attacker can be juggled multiple times into the air
when controlled manually.  Press the R2 Button to release the attack.

COUNTER RUNE (/\):  This attack is the least impressive of the four
Rune Attacks.  Stitch will spin like a ballerina and will shoot out a
short range of daggers in a circular pattern.  This attack is best used
when being ganged up on by multiple opponents.  Press the R2 Button to
release the attack.


+++++++++++++++++
Stitch's Eternity
+++++++++++++++++

                                      (1)
                                   =========
                                   AFTERLIFE
                                   =========
                                       +
                              +++++++++++++++++++++
                              +                   +
                            (2A.)               (2B.)
                           ======           ================
                           FEALTY           DEATH DO US PART
                           ======           ================
                              +                   +
                  +++++++++++++++++++++           +
                  +                   +           +
                (3A.)               (3B.)       (3C.)
         ==================  =================  =======
         FINISH PHADE'S JOB  DENIED LEADERSHIP  HATEFUL
         ==================  =================  =======
                  +                   +           +
                  +                   +         ++++++++++++++++++++++++
                  +                   +         +                      +
                (4A.)               (4B.)     (4C.)                  (4D.)
         =================    =============   ==================    ======
         TAKE NO PRISONERS    REST IN PEACE   REGRETTIBLE MURDER    GAMBIT
         =================    =============   ==================    ======
                  +                   +           +                    +
      ++++++++++++++++++++++          +           +                    +
      +                    +          +           +                    +
    (5A.)                (5B.)        +         (5C.)                (5D.)
=================  ================   +      ==================   ==========
KILL THE ASSASSIN  SHARED LONIELESS +++      TO BE OR NOT TO BE   INDECISION
=================  ================          ==================   ==========
      +                    +                      +                    +
    (6A.)                (6B.)                  (6C.)                  +
===========         ===========               =======       (TO Hating Life
NOBLE DEATH         HATING LIFE               UNDYING           I, Revenant)
===========         ===========               =======
      +                    +                      +
      +               ++++++          +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
      +               +               +                   +             +
    (7A.)           (7B.)           (7C.)               (7D.)         (7E.)
========= ================     ==================     =========== 
============
GOING APE SELF-DESTRUCTIVE +<+ TO ASK FORGIVENESS +<+ I, REVENANT SELF 
TORMENT
========= ================     ==================     =========== 
============
      +               +               +                                 +
    (8A.)             +             (8B.)                             (8C.)
=============         +          ============                   
==============
SPITE OF LIFE         +          DAMNING LORD                   FAINT 
MEMORIES
=============         +          ============                   
==============
      +               +               +                                 +
    (9A.)             +               +                                 +
=============         +               +                                 +
OPPOSING HELL +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
=============
      +
    (10.)
============
SLAVER SLAIN
============
      +
    (11.)
    ======
    FINALE
    ======


+++++++++++++
1.  AFTERLIFE
+++++++++++++

     Magnus stood before Stitch, his ghostly form shimmering in the
torchlight deep below the ground in the Underground Sewers.  His huge
sword raised, he commanded Stitch to serve him...  Magnus was lord of the
undead and although Stitch had free will, he existed between the world
of life and death... neither world took his accursed soul.  Magnus
proclaimed Stitch, therefore, was undead and should serve him...
Stitch's mind was twisted and he knew nothing of why he was what he
was, but he did not intend to serve the undead lord...  He attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Magnus
ARENA:  Underground Sewers
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Fealty or Death Do Us Part


+++++++++++
2A.  FEALTY
+++++++++++

     Stitch sought Magnus, lord of the undead, hoping to learn more of
his true designs on Barbaria.  When he found him, the undead ruler told
him to prove his worthiness to be present with his fallen majesty.

OPPONENT(S):  Magnus
ARENA:  Shipwreck Waters
STIPULATIONS:  Hit the enemy team 50 times before they do the same!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Finish Phade's Job or Denied Leadership


+++++++++++++++++++++
2B.  DEATH DO US PART
+++++++++++++++++++++

     Stitch wondered where he should go and what he should do...  His
memory of a past was faint, sometimes he could recall people and
places...  but he could not place when he had been there or how he knew
them.  It was as if his memory was ripped from him, suffering a life
long amnesia...... but in pieces, he could remember...  He thought of Phade,
an assassin in the Spider's Lair...  He went there only to find her cold
heart armed to kill him!

OPPONENT(S):  Phade
ARENA:  Spider's Lair
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Hateful


++++++++++++++++++++++
3A. FINISH PHADE'S JOB
++++++++++++++++++++++

     Heeding his new lord, Stitch went to the Lost Fortress of Skurlok
where he found Dagan of the Clan Dolok.  Apparently Phade, an assassin
hired to slay Dagan and his wife, had failed to finish the job.  She
only terminated his wife...  Stitch came to end Dagan's life as well...

OPPONENT(S):  Dagan
ARENA:  Lost Fortress of Skurlok
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Take No Prisoners


++++++++++++++++++++++
3B.  DENIED LEADERSHIP
++++++++++++++++++++++

     Stitch heard the "Quest" as described by Magnus.  He thought it
sounded more like an excuse to kill everyone who opposed him.  Stitch,
instead, went to Princess Keela of Argos and thought to tell her of
what he learned.  Keela was not so pleased to behold the foul Stitch in
her court, but she agreed to hear his tale.  She said if he proved
worthy in combat, she would give him a noble pardon for his past
actions and a position with Argos.

OPPONENT(S):  Keela
ARENA:  Shorestone Castle
STIPULATIONS:  The enemy regenerates life!  Play offensively to claim 
victory!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Rest In Peace


++++++++++++
3C.  HATEFUL
++++++++++++

     Troubled by Phade apparently knowing him, Stitch sought the man by
the name of Dagan.  He found him high up in the Glacial Peaks of
Skurlok in the Lost Fortress.  Dagan of the Clan Dolok when asked of
Phade screamed for revenge and assaulted Stitch!

OPPONENT(S):  Dagan
ARENA:  Lost Fortress of Skurlok
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Regrettable Murder or Gambit


++++++++++++++++++++++
4A.  TAKE NO PRISONERS
++++++++++++++++++++++

     Stitch had assassinated Dagan per Magnus' command.  Now he was to
find and slay the man in cell number 21 within the Prisons of Akrowla.
Stitch thought how hard could it be to slay an imprisoned man?  As he
opened the cell door, he was surprised to see how strong and big the
inmate was...  The battle was joined!

OPPONENT(S):  21 and 3 thugs
ARENA:  Prisons of Akrowla
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Kill The Assassin


++++++++++++++++++
4B.  REST IN PEACE
++++++++++++++++++

     Stitch wanted so much to be someone, even if it meant creating a
new identity for himself...  He came upon Magnus and told him that he was
guilty of the murder of the King of Argos.  Magnus laughed and told
Stitch that he killed the foolish king and that far more would be dead
before he was finished...  including Stitch!

OPPONENT(S):  Magnus
ARENA:  Shipwreck Waters
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Shared Loneliness


+++++++++++++++++++++++
4C.  REGRETTABLE MURDER
+++++++++++++++++++++++

     Stitch was tormented thinking he had ended the life of Dagan when
he had so much love and passion in his heart.  Of course, Stitch
defended himself from the vengeful man.  Death was easy for the living,
something he seemed unable himself to attain.  Stitch regretted killing
Dagan, but it was necessary.  He traveled to the Prisons of Akrowla,
recalling legends of a man sent there as an orphan boy long ago with
his parents murdered.  Stitch wondered if such a man might be open to
him as a friend, for it seemed no one else was...  He met 21 who seemed
unable to fathom anyone could be kind to him...  He said Stitch was a
liar and was trying to deceive him for some tormenting goal...  He
attacked Stitch!

OPPONENT(S):  21
ARENA:  Prisons Of Akrowla
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  To Be Or No To Be


+++++++++++
4D.  GAMBIT
+++++++++++

     Shorestone Castle, capital of the Kingdom of Argos, stood before
Stitch nestled in the Northern Shores of Solitude.  Stitch could
remember visiting the halls, dining with the King of Argos...  It was a
long time ago...  He entered and asked for the king but was met by the
Princess of Argos.  Stitch saw her and remembered her when she was a
little girl...  He called her little Keel...  Keela looked upon Stitch,
seeing his chest sewn back together from some deep gash...  His organs
visible and heart pumping irregularly... She ordered the demon within his
body to leave...  and she attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Keela and 2 thugs
ARENA:  Shorestone Castle
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Indecision


++++++++++++++++++++++
5A.  KILL THE ASSASSIN
++++++++++++++++++++++

     Magnus directed Stitch to now slay Phade, the assassin who had
slain Dagan's wife but failed to kill Dagan himself.  Stitch wondered
why it was that she should die, but Magnus answered that failure
unpunished would breed weak followers of the undead...  Finding her
within her home within the Spider's Lair, Stitch beset her!

OPPONENT(S):  Phade and 2 thugs
ARENA:  Spider's Lair
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Noble Death


++++++++++++++++++++++
5B.  SHARED LONELINESS
++++++++++++++++++++++

     Stitch thought about his life, what he'd done, and could only
think that he was still... nothing.  He retreated into the Forgotten
Ruins to escape the world...  As he rested, he saw the wounds he suffered
from his last fight healed before his eyes.  He though he must be
immortal, a god of death and decay perhaps...  A ferocious ape came upon
him, sniffed at him... and growled.  Stitch, afraid, stepped backward...
but the ape attacked the ghastly Stitch!

OPPONENT(S):  Mongo
ARENA:  The Forgotten Ruins
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Hating Life


+++++++++++++++++++++++
5C.  TO BE OR NOT TO BE
+++++++++++++++++++++++

     Stitch could only remember faint scenes and faces, but no name
could be attach to any...   He hated that he existed without knowing who
he was, where he came from, or anything at all of whom he ever known...
He suffered amnesia since the day he regained life, apparently
murdered...  His chest stitched back together after something killed him,
ripping his chest open and scorching him with fire and lightning...
Whomever he was, his life's end was violent... and his afterlife was to
forever be scarred by the day he died.  He went to the watery graveyard
of Magnus, Shipwreck Waters...  but he found a vicious ape lumbering
there, not Magnus...  It was the beast called Mongo!

OPPONENT(S):  Mongo
ARENA:  Shipwreck Waters
STIPULATIONS:  The enemy regenerates life!  Play offensively to claim 
victory!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Undying


+++++++++++++++
5D.  INDECISION
+++++++++++++++

     Stitch kept running, finding he had no limit to energy...  His heart
never pumped faster, never slower... it just pumped.  He was... somehow...
eternal.  He sat in the Forgotten Ruins and saw all the wounds he'd
suffered in his battle against Keela had healed.  He thought he must be
immortal, a god of death and decay perhaps...  A ferocious ape came upon
him, sniffed at him... and growled.  Stitch, afraid, stepped backward...
but the ape attacked the ghastly Stitch!

OPPONENT(S):  Mongo
ARENA:  The Forgotten Ruins
STIPULATIONS:  The enemy regenerate life!  Play offensively to claim
victory!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Hating Life or I, Revenant


++++++++++++++++
6A.  NOBLE DEATH
++++++++++++++++

     With so much success, Magnus praised Stitch for his excellent
work.  His next assignment was to confront Princess Keela herself and
slay her before the court itself...  Stitch entered the chamber of Keela,
disguising himself in a monk's robe.  When he found Keela, he revealed
himself and they fought!

OPPONENT(S):  Keela and 2 thugs
ARENA:  Shorestone Castle
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Going Ape


++++++++++++++++
6B.  HATING LIFE
++++++++++++++++

     Stitch laid down to sleep and found his rest gave him dreams,
mostly nightmares.  He closed his eyes and beheld a green woman named
Eyara who spoke of foolish plans that would destroy his own dreams...
She said the world would resist his mad schemes...  Stitch saw himself,
alive and healthy, telling Eyara arrogantly that he knew the secrets of
life and death...  It was only time that stood in the way!  ...Stitch in
his dream exclaimed I have already set it all in motion!  Stitch opened
his eyes and journeyed to see Eyara in the Venomous Swamp, where she
scowled at him and attacked on sight!

OPPONENT(S):  Eyara
ARENA:  Venomous Swamp
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Self Destruction


++++++++++++
6C.  UNDYING
++++++++++++

     Stitch questioned his reason to live and thought perhaps he could
be of service to the nobles of Argos.  He heard Keela, Princess of
Argos, was on hunt in the Forgotten Ruins.  He rushed there to find
her.  She mused at the spectacle of the walking dead, his death , his
death was a curiosity to behold...  She threw a gauntlet to his feet,
challenging him to a duel to the death!

OPPONENT(S):  Keela
ARENA:  The Forgotten Ruins
STIPULATIONS:  Win consecutive rounds against the enemy!  Your life will not
               regenerate between rounds!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  To Ask Forgiveness or I, Revenant or Self Torment


++++++++++++++
7A.  GOING APE
++++++++++++++

     An ape, Magnus, told Stitch was said to possess the relic
Bloodsong...  Magnus wanted this artifact, as it was explained it was
once his but was lost some years ago...  Stitch hunted for the ape,
called Mongo, and found him with the Forgotten Ruins.  He casually
approached the beast and attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Mongo
ARENA:  The Forgotten Ruins
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Spite of Life


+++++++++++++++++++++
7B.  SELF DESTRUCTION
+++++++++++++++++++++

     Far into the Glacial Northern Mountains wandered Stitch, all the
way to the Lost Fortress of Skurlok.  He found, there at its peak, a
specter of himself!  A doppelganger had found Stitch and sought to kill
him and assume his identity...  Stitch attacked his monstrous clone!

OPPONENT(S):  Stitch
ARENA:  Lost Fortress of Skurlok
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Opposing Hell


+++++++++++++++++++++++
7C.  TO ASK FORGIVENESS
+++++++++++++++++++++++

     Stitch laid down to sleep and found his rest gave him dreams,
mostly nightmares.  But he was really not tired...  In fact, he never got
tired.  He closed his eyes and beheld a green woman named Eyara who
spoke of foolish plans that would destroy his own dreams...  She said the
world would resist his mad schemes...  Stitch saw himself, alive and
healthy, telling Eyara arrogantly that he knew the secrets of life and
death...  It was only time that stood in the way!  ...Stitch in his dream
exclaimed I have already set it all in motion!  Stitch opened his eyes
and journeyed to see Eyara in the Venomous Swamp, where she scowled at
him and attacked on sight!

OPPONENT(S):  Eyara
ARENA:  Venomous Swamp
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Self Destruction or Damning Lord


++++++++++++++++
7D.  I, REVENANT
++++++++++++++++

     Magnus, Stitch, knew... somehow... existed in Shipwreck Waters.  He
went there in search of him and when he came upon the foreboding
channel wondered how he might cross it.  He decided to try and see if
he needed to breath...  Scared but thinking his existence defied all
things of life, he stood and held is breath...  He never grew tired...  In
fact, he found he could breathe underwater as much as above...  He truly
lived without life.  Stitch walked along the bottom of the channel
across Shipwreck Waters where he found himself.  Stitch saw a specter
of his own image and it attacked him!

OPPONENT(S):  Stitch
ARENA:  Shipwreck Waters
STIPULATIONS:  You have been poisoned!  Defeat the enemy before you perish!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  To Ask Forgiveness


+++++++++++++++++
7E.  SELF TORMENT
+++++++++++++++++

     Stitch went to Shorestone Castle, thinking he would await the
return of the princess from her hunt.  He thought she might let him
rest within the castle and offer him company before he set off to slay
Magnus per her command.  As he waited, he saw a vision of himself
approach...  It was him, but it was not.  It was some kind of projection...
It had come to fight!  Stitch could find no peace...

OPPONENT(S):  Stitch
ARENA:  Shorestone Castle
STIPULATIONS:  You have been poisoned!  Defeat the enemy before you
perish!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Faint Memories


++++++++++++++++++
8A.  SPITE OF LIFE
++++++++++++++++++

     Stitch was told to find Eyara, nature's guardian and lover of
life.  He was told to kill her, for she refused to let the undead
travel through her swamps...  Stitch came upon her and she stalwartly
stood her ground!

OPPONENT(S):  Eyara
ARENA:  Venomous Swamp
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Opposing Hell


+++++++++++++++++
8B.  DAMNING LORD
+++++++++++++++++

     Stitch had heard Magnus was seen headed to the Prisons of Akrowla.
He decided to find this undead lord...  He found him hovering before a
dead gruff man in cell 21.  Magnus chortled at Stitch, damning him for
his not following the way of the dead...  He told him no living would
accept him, no life can he live, and now no dead will be with him...
Magnus raised his sword and laughed!

OPPONENT(S):  Magnus and 3 thugs
ARENA:  Prisons of Akrowla
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Opposing Hell


+++++++++++++++++++
8C.  FAINT MEMORIES
+++++++++++++++++++

     Stitch honored his charge and sallied forth to find and slay
Magnus.  When he found him, Magnus looked disgusted upon him and told
him he betrayed his own kind working for the living!  He spoke of the
rift of life and death and how the living would die and the dead could
not...  He told of good and evil, and how Keela was good and the undead
were evil...  Magnus denounced Stitch for having free will, and for
choosing the side of the living!  He raised his sword and beset Stitch
with rage!

OPPONENT(S):  Magnus and 3 thugs
ARENA:  Shipwreck Waters
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Opposing Hell


+++++++++++++++++
9.  OPPOSING HELL
+++++++++++++++++

     Into the Lower Darklands traveled the undead Stitch, seeking
answers to his tormented existence.  He came upon the demon Jinn.  A
creature of the Hells of Naraka summoned into the world through dark
magic.  Her skin was dark, eyes pitch, and fire danced across her
flesh.  She looked upon Stitch with disdain and told him the days of
his remnant life were over...  Jinn rose and lunged for him!

OPPONENT(S):  Jinn
ARENA:  Lower Darklands
STIPULATIONS:  Your enemy is very strong!  Beware!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Slaver Slain


+++++++++++++++++
10.  SLAVER SLAIN
+++++++++++++++++

     Stitch knew Corath lived in the Land of Desolation.  Like so many
things, Stitch knew this and yet knew not why...  He found the wizard
warrior Corath and beseeched him to tell him what he knew of how Stitch
came to be who he is...  Corath, standing by a mighty pillar that arced
with electricity and hummed powerfully, told Stitch that he was the
snake skin shed by his master, the wizard Zaugg... ...and now the skin
would be forgotten!  Corath attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Corath
ARENA:  Land of Desolation
STIPULATIONS:  Destroy the Obelisk!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Finale


++++++++++
11.  FINALE
++++++++++

     Stitch entered the portal, stepping through it onto a stone bridge
far above the reefs of an island in the Dead Sea.  He looked around in
awe, and then beheld a huge stone man...  A stone golem he thought.  The
mammoth being turned to him and spoke.  How ironic it is, Stitch, that
you would come to me.  You have shown amazing determination, especially
for being dead.  Yes, you are alive too... I know.  It is a shame that
such a paradox as yourself must end its existence here.  What makes you
think you can defeat me when the gods themselves dare not even defy me?
Do you know who I am?  I am Zaugg!!!

OPPONENT(S):  Zaugg
ARENA:  ?
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat Zaugg!



=====================
JINN, DEMON OF NARAKA
=====================

WEAPONS:  Dual Bladed Demon Slayer


-------
COMBOS:
-------

WEAK:  Square, Square, Square.

STRONG:  Triangle, Triangle, Triangle.

QUICK:  Square, Square, Triangle, Triangle.

POPUP:  Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle.

PUSHBACK:  Square, Triangle, Square, Square.

STUN:  Triangle, Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle.

MAGIC:  Triangle, Square, Square, Square.

LEAK:  Triangle, Triangle, Square, Square, Square.

-------------
RUNE ATTACKS:
-------------

COMBO RUNE ([]):  "UNBLOCKABLE."  Jinn will draw her sword and perform
a short sword strike and her blade will glow with orange fire.  During
this time, Jinn's attacks will become unblockable so swing for the
fences.  Press the R2 Button to release the attack.

THROW RUNE (U):  "NO PAIN."  Jinn will let out a yell and will then
turn herself into a shadow of her former self.  During this time, if
Jinn is attacked, she will lose energy but she will not be knocked off
balance and will be able to dish out a combo off her own at any time.
This attack is good for attackers who will not let up.  Press the R2
Button to release the attack.

OBJECT RUNE (X):  Jinn will pound her fist into the ground and will let
out a short wave of fire in a circular pattern.  This attack is best
utilized when there are two or more attackers in striking distance for
it will knock them over for a brief period of time.  Press the R2
Button to release the attack.

COUNTER RUNE (/\):  "LIFE DRAIN."  Jinn will spin around and a red aura
will surround her that will begin sucking blood colored life from an
attacker in the immediate vicinity.  This is a close attack that will
drain a little bit of life from your opponent for a short period of
time.  Press the R2 Button to release the attack.


++++++++++++++++
Jinn's' Morality
++++++++++++++++

                                     (1)
                                 ============
                                 FREE AT LAST
                                 ============
                                      +
                  ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
                  +                   +                    +
                (2A.)               (2B.)                (2C.)
           ===============      ===============      ==============
           GUARDIAN'S FALL      MASTER'S ORDERS      DEFYING MASTER
           ===============      ===============      ==============
                  +                   +                    +
                (3A.)               (3B.)                (3C.)
           ===============     =================     ==============
           FATED ASSASSINS     RELAYING COMMANDS     JEALOUSY KILLS
           ===============     =================     ==============
                  +                   +                    +
                (4A.)               (4B.)                (4C.)
            =============       ===============      ==============
            GOOD MEN LOSE       DRAFTING ALLIES      SEDUCING DAGAN
            =============       ===============      ==============
                  +                   +                    +
                  +                   ++++++++++++++++++++++
                  +                              +
                  +                   ++++++++++++++++++++++
                  +                   +                    +
                (5A.)               (5B.)                (5C.)
            =============      =================         ======
            REST IN PEACE      PUNISHING FAILURE         HUNTED
            =============      =================         ======
                  +                   +                    +
                (6A.)               (6B.)                (6C.)
           ==============       ===============       =============
           INNOCENCE LOST       KILLING ORPHENS       SUMMONNED TOO
           ==============       ===============       =============
                  +                   +                    +
                (7A.)               (7B.)                (7C.)
              =========          =============     ==================
              LOST HAND          NOBLE ASSAULT     PROTECTIVE CUSTODY
              =========          =============     ==================
                  +                   +                    +
                  +                   +   ++++++++++++++++++++
                  +                   +   +                  +
                (8A.)                 (8B.)                (8C.)
           =============       ================    ===================
           ROYAL FUNERAL       ALLIED DEFENDERS    LORDS OF THE DAMNED
           =============       ================    ===================
                  +                   +                            +
                  +                   +++++++++++++++++++++        +
                  +                                       +        +++
   ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++                   +          +
   +              +                   +                   +          +
(9A.)          (9B.)               (9C.)               (9D.)      (9E.)
========       ==========      ==============       ============  ==========
THE GOOD       THE LONELY      HATE DISPELLED       CORNERED RAT  LOST SOULS
========       ==========      ==============       ============  ==========
   +               +                  +                   +          +
   +               +                  +                   +          +
(10.)             +                  +                   +          +
================   +                  +                   +          +
SUMMONER'S PERIL +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
================
   +
(11.)
======
FINALE
======


++++++++++++++++
1.  FREE AT LAST
++++++++++++++++

     Jinn's head ached...  Her arms felt as if they'd been beaten by a 
mallet
for days...  Her eyes were puffy...  Her feet were swollen...  Her skin was
cold, so very cold...  Jinn had been summoned...  She was yanked from her
blazing netherworld home within  Naraka, the hell of Barbaria...  She
stood before a wizard who introduced himself as Corath...  He prepared
for battle, for he intended to control Jinn not just request that she
act...  They fought!

OPPONENT(S):  Corath
ARENA:  Lower Darklands
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Guardian's Fall or Master's Orders or Defying Master


++++++++++++++++++++
2A.  GUARDIAN'S FALL
++++++++++++++++++++

     Jinn heard the wishes of the wizard Corath and thought they were
quite grandiose for a mortal...  He wanted the relics of song so he could
be the strongest mortal with the most awareness before he cast the
Spell of Divinity.  Jinn had seen such schemes before, however, and
they always failed...  Somehow those visions of grandeur were beyond
their grasp.  She was supposed to find a source of power great enough
to sustain his divinity once he cast the legendary spell, he told her
his master, Zaugg, had cast such a spell and drew his power from the
land itself through Pillars of Corruption...  Jinn knew of this Zaugg,
and she knew Corath was a pawn in his game...  She thought perhaps she
could find and slay this Zaugg, take his power, and make the Pillars of
Corruption rip a hole between the mortal and Narakan worlds...  She would
then be able to rule the world as her own extension of hell...  She was
full of herself when she was confronted by Eyara, nature's guardian!
Eyara cursed the demon for invading her sanctuary and attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Eyara
ARENA:  Venomous Swamp
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Fated Assassins


++++++++++++++++++++
2B.  MASTER'S ORDERS
++++++++++++++++++++

     Jinn received her orders from Corath and set about to fulfill
them.  She was set to slay Dagan of the Clan Dolok, a man who might be
the hero of prophecy that lived in the Lost Fortress of Skurlok.  She
found him, kneeling before the tombstone of his recently buried wife in
prayer.  Jinn couldn't help herself and projected the image of his wife
burning in the hell fires of Naraka...  Dagan's eyes were wide and he
exclaimed, "NOOO!!!  IT CANNOT BE!"  Jinn peered over the tombstone
down at Dagan and said, "Yes, it can be..."  She attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Dagan
ARENA:  Lost Fortress of Skurlok
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Relaying Commands


+++++++++++++++++++
2C.  DEFYING MASTER
+++++++++++++++++++

     Jinn was no lackey to do stupid errands for Corath!  She may be
summoned, but Corath was not familiar with the precise orders required
to control a demon...  She would get around to his orders when she felt
like it...  She went instead to the Underground Sewers to hunt for sport
the walking dead man known as Stitch...  She saw him and approached the
cowering atrocity...  She said there was nothing to fear but death
itself...  As she neared the man, she attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Stitch
ARENA:  Underground Sewers
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Jealousy Kills


++++++++++++++++++++
3A.  FATED ASSASSINS
++++++++++++++++++++

     Corath told Jinn of the assassin Phade and how she'd failed to
kill a warrior named Dagan he'd employed her for.  Jinn knew Phade; the
assassin had sent many souls to Naraka in her exploits.  Deep into the
Spider's Lair descended Jinn, carefully and silently as a cat hunting
its prey.  She found Phade reading an alchemist's manual when she
stepped into view.  Jinn told Phade that she'd killed so many and that
although she thought it was just, Naraka had different ideas...  She said
that it was time to die and suffer eternally.

OPPONENT(S):   Phade
ARENA:  Spider's Lair
STIPULATIONS:  You have been poisoned!  Defeat the enemy before you perish!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Fated Assassins


++++++++++++++++++++++
3B.  RELAYING COMMANDS
++++++++++++++++++++++

     Ordered to direct Phade to assassinate Princess Keela, Jinn found
her within her home deep within the Spider's Lair.  Phade refused to
believe Corath sent a demon to give her orders, but Phade told her she
would obey or die... and they fought!

OPPONENT(S):  Phade
ARENA:  Spider's Lair
STIPULATIONS:  You have been poisoned!  Defeat the enemy before you
perish!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Drafting Allies


+++++++++++++++++++
3C.  JEALOUSY KILLS
+++++++++++++++++++

     The last of the greenlings, Eyara, live deep in the Venomous
Swamp.  Jinn had heard Eyara fancied herself the guardian of nature...
When she found the woman, Jinn asked her what the qualifications were
to be nature's guardian?  She mused that nature should have chosen
someone stronger... for she was nature's destroyer... and she was quite
confident the guardian would die shortly...  Eyara demanded Jinn leave
her sanctuary and abandon her vile tasks within Barbaria, but Jinn
answered with assault!

OPPONENT(S):  Eyara
ARENA:  Venomous Swamp
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Seducing Dagan


++++++++++++++++++
4A.  GOOD MEN LOSE
++++++++++++++++++

     Corath had told Jinn of a warrior in the glacial lands of Skurlok
that he wished slain.  She found him whetstone in hand sharpening a
huge axe.  The warrior beheld the demon and rose, telling her he was
Dagan of the Clan Dolok.  Jinn was quick to reply that she was Jinn of
the Infernal Hells of Naraka...  She laughed and said that Dagan declared
his name and clan as if it made him better than the simpleton he was.
She proclaimed titles were for men of low esteem that clung to group
identity, for they were nothing themselves.  She hisses that Dagan
would soon find his true calling however, being food for the worms.
She attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Dagan
ARENA:  Lost Fortress of Skurlok
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Rest In Peace


++++++++++++++++++++
4B.  DRAFTING ALLIES
++++++++++++++++++++

     Although Jinn saw no need in employing Stitch, the undead, Corath
told her to do so.  She approached Stitch in the den within the
Underground Sewers.  He was afraid and asked too many questions for
Jinn's patience...  She told him she'd heard enough prattle and assaulted
him!

OPPONENT(S):  Stitch and 1 thug
ARENA:  Underground Sewers
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Punishing Failure or Hunted


+++++++++++++++++++
4C.  SEDUCING DAGAN
+++++++++++++++++++

     Jinn traveled to Dagan in the Lost Fortress of Skurlok, appearing
to him as his dead wife...  Her illusion worked well, for Dagan wanted to
believe his wife had returned...  They embraced each other and after he
was convinced it was really a doppelganger that had assumed his wife's
form that laid buried outside, Jinn resumed her normal form.  Dagan was
horrified... He was so easily fooled into abandoning his real wife for
this demon...  Jinn laughed and said play time was over...  It was time to
die!

OPPONENT(S):  Dagan
ARENA:  Lost Fortress of Skurlok
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Punishing Failure or Hunted


++++++++++++++++++
5A.  REST IN PEACE
++++++++++++++++++

     Corath informed Jinn that he was promised service by an undead
known as Stitch, but the man was seen with his enemy Princess Keela.
Corath ordered Jinn traveled to his lair within the Underground Sewers,
where the air stank of the stench of refuse and decay.  Jinn's skin
burned bright with infernal fir, trying to keep her warm in what she
considered the frigid world of Barbaria.  She found Stitch and told him
that at least he chose a home befitting who he was;  He was human
refuse himself and lived amongst the throw away trash of the world...
She waited for no reply and jumped to attack!

OPPONENT(S):  Stitch
ARENA:  Underground Sewers
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Innocence Lost


++++++++++++++++++++++
5B.  PUNISHING FAILURE
++++++++++++++++++++++

     As a summoned demon, jinn hated her role.  Having to serve lesser
beings of Barbaria frustrated her.  Corath wanted her to kill Magnus
because he'd failed to slay both Dagan and the prisoner, 21, in
Akrowla.  She thought at least killing Magnus might be fun...  She found
the undead lord within Shipwreck Waters and approached him with a
smile...  She asked if he'd been bad?  Before Magnus answered, she told
him he had not been bad enough because he did not slay either 21 or
Dagan...  She asked him what was done to little boys who didn't finish
their assignments?  With a  grin, the demon told him they are killed
and sent to burn in hell forever, of course...

OPPONENT(S):  Magnus
ARENA:  Shipwreck Waters
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Killing Orphans


+++++++++++
5C.  HUNTED
+++++++++++

     Keela kneeled in the Forgotten Ruins, examining the soil and
footprints.  She was hunting someone or something...  Her nose flared...
she commanded the demon show herself...  Jinn emerged from hiding and
asked if her sulfuric perfume was too strong?  She feigned being
bashful and told Keela she forgot to bathe today...  Princess Keela told
Jinn her humor was wasted, for she would this day be sent back to
whence she came!

OPPONENT(S):  Keela
ARENA:  Shorestone Castle
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Summoned Too


+++++++++++++++++++
6A.  INNOCENCE LOST
+++++++++++++++++++

     Jinn pranced through the forest, marveling at the world she was in
once more,,,  It had been years, maybe decades, since she had been
summoned to the mortal world.  She liked it, though it was very cold.
She heard rustling in the bushes near the Forgotten Ruins.  She
investigated and found a monkey who was clearly with the body of the
ape.  Jinn's demon eyes saw through illusion immediately and could tell
shape shifted beings on sight...  She sensed the ancient relic Bloodsong
was within the ape, melded with his heart.  Corath needed the relics of
song, and opportunity was at hand...  Jinn through a fiery stream at the
ape from her hand and they joined battle!

OPPONENT(S):  Mongo
ARENA:  The Forgotten Ruins
STIPULATIONS:  The enemy regenerates life!  Play offensively to claim
victory!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Lost Hand


++++++++++++++++++++
6B.  KILLING ORPHANS
++++++++++++++++++++

     Magnus had failed to kill 21 within the Prisons of Akrowla, as
Corath had asked.  Enjoying murder and violence, Jinn would do the job
the way it was planned...  She found 21 and thought his simple mind would
be moved by a singing taunt, so she sang of orphan boys who lost their
parents who never loved them...  21 was hurt, for he never knew his
parents... at least that he could remember...  The demon knew the hulking
man's heart was childlike and was easily wounded and she liked to see
him anguish.  He yelled at Jinn to leave, and she said that she would
leave... after she killed him.  She attacked!

OPPONENT(S): 21
ARENA:  Prisons of Akrowla
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Noble Assault


+++++++++++++++++
6C.  SUMMONED TOO
+++++++++++++++++

     Jinn was searching for the most likely place the arch mage Zaugg
would place a Pillar of Corruption next, sensing the weakest point
between Naraka and Barbaria...  As she searched within the Lower
Darklands, she saw an image of herself...  Although this Jinn was
different...  It attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Jinn
ARENA:  Lower Darklands
STIPULATIONS:  Win consecutive rounds against the enemy!  Your life will not
               regenerate between rounds!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Protective Custody


++++++++++++++
7A.  LOST HAND
++++++++++++++

     Jinn was not far from the Prisons of Akrowla, home to an inmate
known only by his cell number, 21.  Akrowla housed many inmates from
minor to serious crimes, but 21 knew nothing of his crime and lamented
that he didn't even have a name.  He'd seen so many come and go within
the jail, some were tortured and others withered and died of disease or
age.  He just wondered what would become of him.  Jinn went to 21 and
told him that inaction was an action... and he did nothing when he saw
unlawful and evil inflicted on his fellow prisoners...  She explained
that he should have at least called for other deputies when guards
abused their authority and hurt people.  Jinn  hissed that it was now
his time to suffer for his choice of inaction...  Jinn attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  21
ARENA:  Prisons of Akrowla
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Royal Funeral


+++++++++++++++++++
7B.  NOBILE ASSAULT
+++++++++++++++++++

     Jinn was directed to terminate Princess Keela, whom she tracked to
the Lost Fortress of Skurlok.  Keela shed a tear as she buried the
remains of Dagan next to his wife, and she proclaimed that his killer
would go to Naraka for this evil...  Jinn stepped into view and said it
was very likely his killer would, indeed, go to Naraka... for that was
her home!  Jinn's sinister eyes slanted with malicious intent and she
charged!

OPPONENT(S):  Keela and 3 thugs
ARENA:  Lost Fortress of Skurlok
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Allied Defenders


+++++++++++++++++++++++
7C.  PROTECTIVE CUSTODY
+++++++++++++++++++++++

     Jinn decided that Phade might know who summoned the demon that
fought her in the Lower Darklands, but she found Phade was being held
captive within the Prisons of Akrowla.  Although a few guards had to
die getting to Phade's cell, Jinn found her.  Phade looked surprised
and told the demon to leave...  She explained she was safe here, being
protected from Corath by Argosian guards.  Jinn smiled and told Phade
that those guards were now dead...  and that she would soon join their
fate!

OPPONENT(S):  Phade
ARENA:  Prisons of Akrowla
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Allied Defenders or Lords of the Damned


++++++++++++++++++
8A.  ROYAL FUNERAL
++++++++++++++++++

     The visiting seer was performing a seance for Princess Keela,
trying to reach her slain father.  The table shook and a twisted voice
echoed throughout the room, telling of fire and pain...  eternal
suffering...  all hope abandoned... the city of the tormented... the 
gates...
oh the Eternal Gates!  Keela looked up toward the heaven and said her
father could not be in hell, and screamed, "NOOO!!!!!"  Jinn appeared
in a flash above the table.  She leaned down and looked into the seer's
face.  The seer's fear was evident and she cautioned that she should
not dally between the realm of the dead and the living.  Jinn's lips
curled back as she hissed at the seer who fainted, slumping down in her
chair.  Keela fled to the courtyard to retrieve her sword and shield.
Jinn chased her and they fought!

OPPONENT(S):  Keela and 3 thugs
ARENA:  Shorestone Castle
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  The Good or The Lonely or Hated Dispelled


+++++++++++++++++++++
8B.  ALLIED DEFENDERS
+++++++++++++++++++++

     Jinn loved to toy with the living, playing with them like a cat
does with a mouse...  She thought perhaps the people of Argos seeing
their dead Princess Keela sitting on the throne in Shorestone Castle
would be amusing...  So she carried the woman's corpse all the way there...
She had placed Keela on the throne, nailing her to it so she would not
slump...  She said aloud that Keela should try to maintain her posture...
A ghastly warrior broke into the throne room and called out that he was
Dagan of the Clan Dolok... and he came back from the dead to avenge the
murder of Princess Keela...  Jinn laughed and said she'd killed once, she
could do it again...  They fought!

OPPONENT(S):  Dagan
ARENA:  Shorestone Castle
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Cornered Rat


++++++++++++++++++++++++
8C.  LORDS OF THE DAMNED
++++++++++++++++++++++++

     The spectral undead lord, Magnus, rested by his ruined vessel in
Shipwreck Waters.  Jinn came to him and told him that she was here to
end his control of the dead...  She told Magnus that he denied Naraka his
soul too long, but now he did not have Bloodsong to help him...   She
explained that he had a debt and she was there to collect...  Magnus rose
and told Jinn to stop her childish prattle.  They joined battle!

OPPONENT(S):  Magnus and 4 thugs
ARENA:  Shipwreck Waters
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Lost Souls


+++++++++++++
9A.  THE GOOD
+++++++++++++

     Jinn closed her eyes for just a moment, but when she opened them,
she saw that she was transported to the Training Grounds of Barbaria.
Before her stood three projections - Keela, Dagan, and Mongo!  She
sensed powerful magic saturated the fabric of Barbaria and it was
corrupting reality...  Jinn knew it must be the result of the Pillars of
Corruption she knew Corath and his master Zaugg had created.  The
projections attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Keela, Dagan, and Mongo
ARENA:  Training Grounds
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Summoner's Peril


+++++++++++++++
9B.  THE LONELY
+++++++++++++++

     The demon Jinn traveled to the Land of Desolation, but was
accosted by the shades of Mongo, 21, and Eyara.  Their spirits would
not rest and they hunted their slayer, the demon, Jinn!

OPPONENT(S):  Mongo, 21, and Eyara
ARENA:  Land of Desolation
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Summoner's Peril


+++++++++++++++++++
9C.  HATE DISPELLED
+++++++++++++++++++

     The ocean near Magnus boiled, a circular area bubbling and turning
on itself like rapid... rising from the steaming water was the demon
Jinn...  She told Magnus that the relic stone Bloodsong was not there to
save him as it had done in the past, for he lost it in his battle
against the King of Argos.  She said he could avoid his rightful death
no longer...  Jinn told him she had come for him!

OPPONENT(S):  Magnus and 2 thugs
ARENA:  Shipwreck Waters
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Summoner's Peril


+++++++++++++++++
9D.  CORNERED RAT
+++++++++++++++++

     Corath told jinn to find the relic Bloodsong, and although she
disliked following his orders she could not deny this one...  It walked
right up to her.  With her Narakan true sight, she saw Bloodsong merged
within the heart of an ape that approached her curiously when she was
in the Forgotten Ruins.  She called to the ape, ordering him to come to
her.  It was scared, and watched her from a distance.  Jinn yelled at
him, telling him that if he would not come to her then she would come
to him.  She charged and struck at him.

OPPONENT(S):  Mongo
ARENA:  the Forgotten Ruins
STIPULATIONS:  Your enemy is very strong!  Beware!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Summoner's Peril


+++++++++++++++
9E.  LOST SOULS
+++++++++++++++

     jinn remembered the Spider's Lair so long ago when it was still
occupied by huge spiders and disease vermin.  She thought oddly
appropriate that both the thieves' and assassins' guilds made it their
home.  Jinn thought to collect poisons from the infamous assassin
Phade's Lair within, so she might poison the well within Shorestone
Castle and watch so many people die from the toxin.  Jinn was surprised
to find two hulking gruff men there, guarding Phade's supplies...  She
beset them with a frenzied assault!

OPPONENT(S):  21 and 21
ARENA:  Spider's Lair
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Summoner's Peril


+++++++++++++++++++++
10.  SUMMONER'S PERIL
+++++++++++++++++++++

     Corath was pleased as he finally cast his mana siphon spell,
drawing the power from the Pillar of Corruption that now appeared
within the Land of Desolation.  He was preparing to cast the Spell of
Divinity when Jinn approached him.  He told the demon that he was busy,
but Jinn did not seem to care.  She recognized Corath's life was
intertwined with the Pillar's force... and although her summons bond
forbade her from killing him, she could destroy the Pillar... even if its
destruction meant Corath's death...  Jinn loved the loop-holes in divine
law...  She set to destroy the pillar!

OPPONENT(S):  Corath and 2 thugs
ARENA:  Land of Desolation
STIPULATIONS:  Destroy the Obelisk!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Finale


+++++++++++
11.  FINALE
+++++++++++

     The demon Jinn stepped into the red portal, wondering how it was
she had not been returned to Naraka after her summoner perished.  She
found herself standing atop a fortress, far away in the Dead Sea.
Before her stood the mighty stone golem body that housed the spirit and
mind of the arch mage Zaugg...  He spoke...  Jinn, you have proven most
amazing...  in such a short time, you have mastered the mortal world,
slain so many would-be heroes, and even ended your summoner's life.
The Pillar of Corruption I created disrupts the mortal world, but also
Naraka to seep into the land of mortality, which is why your return was
not forced.  You are now free, Jinn, for that returning force can
happen but once... and when it came it was corrupted and disbanded...  You,
Jinn, are now a mortal demon...  ...and, therefore, will die forever as I
kill you... Forget not, demon... I am Zaugg!!!

OPPONENT(S):  Zaugg
ARENA:  ?
STIPULATION(S):  Defeat Zaugg!



======================
PHADE, MASTER ASSASSIN
======================

WEAPONS:  Boar Spear and Iron Claw


-------
COMBOS:
-------

WEAK:  Square, Square, Square.

STRONG:  Triangle, Triangle, Triangle.

QUICK:  Square, Square, Triangle, Triangle.

POPUP:  Triangle, Square, Square, Square, Square.

PUSHBACK:  Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle.

STUN:  Square, Triangle, Square, Square.

MAGIC:  Triangle, Square, Triangle, Triangle.

LEAK:  Triangle, Triangle, Square, Square, Square, Square.

-------------
RUNE ATTACKS:
-------------

COMBO RUNE ([]):  "DAMAGE BONUS."  Phade will swipe with her iron claw
and will cast on herself a green glow that will emit from her.  During
this time, Phade's attacks will deal more punishment on her opponents.
Press the R2 Button to release the attack.

THROW RUNE (U):  "NO PAIN."  Phade will pound her fist into the ground
and a green poison dust cloud will rise in a circular pattern around
her.  Not only will opponents be knocked down for a second or two but
when they do rise, they will be stunned for a second or two.  Use this
time to get another combo off!  Press the R2 Button to release the
attack.

OBJECT RUNE (X):  Phade will put her Iron Claw hand straight out and a
stream of poisonous gas will spray in a straight line.  Use this attack
to take on one or many attackers by manually controlling the stream.
Opponents can be juggled six or seven times if done correctly!  Press
the R2 Button to release the attack.

COUNTER RUNE (/\):  Phade will raise her arms into the air and will
open up a portal on the ground that will spew out poisonous gas like a
geyser.  This attack will usually juggle opponents a couple of time and
is best used against multiple attackers.  Press the R2 Button to
release the attack.


+++++++++++++
Phade's Story
+++++++++++++

                                     (1)
                                  ==========
                                  POWER LUST
                                  ==========
                                      +
                              ++++++++++++++++++
                              +                +
                            (2A.)            (2B.)
                            ====       ================
                            RUSE       REPORTING STITCH
                            ====       ================
                              +                +
     ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++              +
     +                          +              +
   (3A.)                      (3B.)          (3C.)
===========          ===============     ==============
VILE DUTIES          STOPPING STITCH     LAWFUL MURDER
===========          ===============     ==============
     +                        +                +
   (4A.)                    (4B.)            (4C.)           (4D.)
==================        ==========   ==============       ========
RUNNING FROM ARGOS        ASSIGNMENT   SURFACED GUILT ++>++ MEMORIES
==================        ==========   ==============       ========
        +                     +                                +
        +                   ++++++++++++++++++++             ++++++++++++++
        +                   +                  +             +            +
      (5A.)               (5B.)              (5C.)         (5D.)        
(5E.)
======================= =========== =============   ============= 
===========
KILLING IN SELF DEFENSE REFUSED JOB ASSASSINATION>! EXTERMINATION 
RETRIBUTION
======================= =========== =============   ============= 
===========
        +                   +                  +             +            +
      (6A.)               (6B.)              (6C.)         (6D.)          +
=================     =============     =============    ============     +
GUILTY CONSCIENCE     EASTERN WRATH     UNPAID REWARD    FINISHED JOB +++++
=================     =============     =============    ============
        +                   +                  +             +
      (7A.)               (7B.)              (7C.)         (7D.)
     =======          ==============     =============  ===============
     HAUNTED          NOWHERE TO RUN     CONVICT CLUES  INFERNAL FAMILY
     =======          ==============     =============  ===============
        +                   +                  +             +
      (8A.)               (8B.)              (8C.)         (8D.)
  ============        =============       ===========   ==============
  LOST FRIENDS        TRAPPED MOUSE       MISSED FOES   INNER STRUGGLE
  ============        =============       ===========   ==============
        +                   +                  +             +
      (9A.)                 +                (9B.)           +
    ==========              +            =============       +
    UNFORGIVEN              +            PAID IN BLOOD       +
    ==========              +            =============       +
        +                   +                  +             +
      (10.)                 +                  +             +
      ======                +                  +             +
      FINALE +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
      ======


>! =============
   ASSASSINATION ++>++ (TO GUILTY CONSCIENCE)
   =============


++++++++++++++
1.  POWER LUST
++++++++++++++

     Deep within the Spider's Lair, master assassin Phade mixed a
poisonous concoction she felt would be more lethal than ever.  Phade
pushed herself hard all her life, striving to be the best at everything
she did.  As an assassin, efficient and swift life termination was her
life's quest.  She began counting the seconds until she must add the
last catalyst to her brew.  The chamber door burst open, disrupting her
delicate operation...  Her toxin was ruined...  A limping man with his
chest sewn together with loose stitches and wielding two rusty daggers
stood in the doorway menacingly...  With a cackling scream, he charged!

OPPONENT(S):  Stitch
ARENA:  Spider's Lair
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Ruse or Reporting Stitch


+++++++++
2A.  RUSE
+++++++++

     Phade traveled with stealth, making sure to cover her tracks as
she went.  She waited until dusk to enter the Underground Sewers where
Stitch told her she would find his master, Magnus.  Undetected she
lurked in the shadows of the Dungeons of Mire.  She observed a
highlander warrior, clad in warm furs suggesting he came from either
Mt. Krag or the Northern Region of Skurlok.  He rummaged through things
until he discovered a map folded in a book.  As he prepared to leave,
Phade sprung from the darkness as a cat upon her pray.

OPPONENT(S):  Dagan
ARENA:  Underground Sewers
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Vile Duties or Stopping Stitch


+++++++++++++++++++++
2B.  REPORTING STITCH
+++++++++++++++++++++

     Phade marched to Shorestone Castle to inform Princess Keela of
Stitch's flagrant assault and his association with the undead lord
Magnus.  Keela told Phade that she did well to inform of his deeds and
the treachery he and his master planned.  She asked if Phade would spar
with her, and so they did.

OPPONENT(S):  Keela
ARENA:  Shorestone Castle
STIPULATIONS:  Hit the enemy team 50 times before they do the same!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Lawful Murder


++++++++++++++++
3A.  VILE DUTIES
++++++++++++++++

     Slinking from the Underground Sewers, the dark hearted Phade
followed the foothills of Mt. Krag until she passed near the Prisons of
Akrowla.  She noted there were no crickets or creatures of the night...
no sound or trace of them.  She continued beyond Shorestone Castle and
to the Foreboding Channel.  She bought the passage across the channel
to the old city of Rezz, where she rested until nightfall.  Cloaked in
darkness, Phade reached the reefed shores of Shipwreck Waters close to
the spectral form of an undead sea captain...  She emerged from hiding,
and the man called Magnus wasted no time in joining battle!

OPPONENT(S):  Magnus and 1 thug
ARENA:  Shipwreck Waters
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Running from Argos


++++++++++++++++++++
3B.  STOPPING STITCH
++++++++++++++++++++

     Phade left nothing to chance.  She learned long ago that anything
unplanned will go wrong, and led her life meticulously.  Her devotion
to her chosen profession gave skill in  death and camouflage, and when
anything or anyone tried to act on their own regarding herself, Phade
ended their decision-making ability swiftly and permanently!  Following
Dagan's clue, Phade headed east to intercept Stitch before he reached
Corath...  Stitch was seen near the Forgotten Ruins said a thieves guild
friend.  Phade arrived to find him being beaten to death by a monstrous
ape.  Phade sat and watched Stitch's chest ripped open, his left arm
torn off, and finally die a pathetic death.  When it was all over, she
attacked the ape herself...

OPPONENT(S):  Mongo
ARENA:  The Forgotten Ruins
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Assignment


++++++++++++++++++
3C.  LAWFUL MURDER
++++++++++++++++++

     Phade agreed to help Keela terminate Corath, though she did not
appreciate the tone of Keela's "charge" to her.  She expected Keela
would look the other way someday as payment for this deed.  Disguised
as a jewelry merchant from Glistening Shores, Phade entered the Land of
Desolation.  She found Corath and approached the unsuspecting wizard...
he turned towards her and said that he knew she was there and that she
wished to kill him...  He was no wizard to be trifled with...  He attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Corath and 2 thugs
ARENA:  Land of Desolation
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Surfaced Guilt


+++++++++++++++++++++++
4A.  RUNNING FROM ARGOS
+++++++++++++++++++++++

     Phade always maintained a good relationship with the noble family
of Argos through its recently deceased king.  She gave the king of
Argos information when he needed it and he did the same for her...  They
had an... understanding.  With his passing, Phade considered approaching
the new heir to the throne, his daughter, Princess Keela; however, the
right time had not come...  Phade thought to take refuge in the Forgotten
Ruins for a while to consider her options.  She'd only just sat to rest
when a huge gruff man, calling himself 21, came to her.  He said that
he must slay her as proof he served Argos...  She was a wanted killer!

OPPONENT(S):  21
ARENA:  The Forgotten Ruins
STIPULATIONS:  You have been poisoned!  Defeat the enemy before you perish!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Killing in Self Defense


+++++++++++++++
4B.  ASSIGNMENT
+++++++++++++++

     Wearing a robe of the mystics of drowning chasm, Phade traveled in
disguise into the Land of Desolation.  When she came upon Corath, he
turned to her and told her to remove her feeble attempt at deception...
He said he was no mere wizard of tricks.  Exposed, Phade removed the
robe and cowl.  Corath asked her to prove her skill.

OPPONENT(S):  Corath and 4 thugs
ARENA:  Land of Desolation
STIPULATIONS:  Win consecutive round against the enemy!  Your life will not
               regenerate between rounds!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Refused Job or Assassination


+++++++++++++++++++
4C.  SURFACED GUILT
+++++++++++++++++++

Phade was content with her rather easy termination of the evil and
would-be all-powerful wizard Corath.  Princess Keela said lord Magnus
was said to exist in Shipwreck Waters, and so Phade journeyed there.
Rather full of herself, Phade walked into view confidently and
confronted the ghostly lord!  The fight began!

OPPONENT(S):  Magnus
ARENA:  Shipwreck Waters
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Memories


+++++++++++++
4D.  MEMORIES
+++++++++++++

     Phade had so quickly ended the great threat to Argos, Corath, and
ended the threat to her from the undead and avenged Keela's father by
striking down Magnus.  She stopped in the Forgotten Ruins to consider
her recent experience.  Her mind drifted to her childhood friend,
Eyara.  As children, Eyara used to teach Phade things of magic. ...And
they practiced fighting with each other...  As if summoned, Eyara
happened upon Phade.  She told Phade that the hulking man known as 21,
now in the Prisons of Akrowla, had taken her relic, Forestsong.  Phade
and Eyara tested their combat skills.

OPPONENT(S):  Eyara
ARENA:  Forgotten Ruins
STIPULATIONS:  The enemy regenerates life!  Play offensively to claim 
victory!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Extermination or Retribution


++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
5A.  KILLING IN SELF DEFENSE
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

     Deciding running from Argos would not work, Phade went straight to
its capital.  Entering Shorestone Castle, she had an audience with
Princess Keela who proclaimed Phade a wanton killer and sentenced her
to death.  Phade challenged there was no trial, no attempt to
understand the situation... Hearing no more words, Keela herself drew her
sword and raised her shield!

OPPONENT(S):  Keela and 2 thugs
ARENA:  Shorestone Castle
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat the invisible enemy to claim victory!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Guilty Conscience


++++++++++++++++
5B.  REFUSED JOB
++++++++++++++++

     Phade refused Corath's wish to slay Keela, princess and heirless
to Argos.  She'd only left Corath's courtyard when Argosian Guards
surrounded her.  There were too many to fight.  They bound her and took
her to the Prisons of Akrowla.  As they brought her into the jail, a
fierce thunderous clap of thunder rumbled... not from above... but from the
pits of jail.  The Earth shook and blood rained down from the sky...
Terrorized the guards fled...  They left Phade alone, and she ran deep
into the jail where she found keys to unlock her bonds...  Soon there was
no one left, save for a brute in cell number 21.

OPPONENT(S):  21
ARENA:  Prisons of Akrowla
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Eastern Wrath


++++++++++++++++++
5C.  ASSASSINATION
++++++++++++++++++

    Phade's  greed for stealth spurred her imagination; she envisioned
slitting the throat of a victim and walking way unseen wearing the
invisibility cloak Corath promised her.  She could not pass on this
offer, and so journeyed to Shorestone Castle where she would kill
Princess Keela.  She slipped inside unseen, using the servant's
entrance...  She dispatched the cook who noticed her as she made her way
within the castle.  Into the wine cellar his lifeless corpse went...
Phade smiled.  She came upon Keela and descended upon her!

OPPONENT(S):  Keela
ARENA:  Shorestone Castle
STIPULATIONS:  The enemy regenerates life!  Play offensively to claim 
victory!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Unpaid Reward or Guilty Conscience


++++++++++++++++++
5D.  EXTERMINATION
++++++++++++++++++

     Angered by Mongo going in her home in the Spider's Lair, Phade
raced to slay the invader.  She found her home in shambles, her lab
destroyed with its vials of potions and elixirs broken and contents
spilled everywhere.  Enraged, she set upon the ape!

OPPONENT(S):  Mongo and 1 thug
ARENA:  Spider's Lair
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Finished Job


++++++++++++++++
5E.  RETRIBUTION
++++++++++++++++

     Phade told Eyara, her only friend, that she would retrieve
Forestsong for her, and set out for the Prisons of Akrowla.  She
reached the ancient jail, built deep into the earth...  So deep that it
was heated by pools of lava at its base.  The ancient structure was
abandoned.  The foliage all around was black as coal and broke as dried
brittle wood.  There was no life, no birds, no animals, nothing...  this
area was dead.  Phade found the stream nearby was dry, its bed covered
in soot.  She entered the prison, encountering a wild man who attacked
maniacally!

OPPONENT(S):  21
ARENA:  Prisons of Akrowla
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat the invisible enemy to claim victory!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Finished job


++++++++++++++++++++++
6A.  GUILTY CONSCIENCE
++++++++++++++++++++++

     Phade checked to ensure Keela was dead.  Guards rushed from all
sides and captured Phade.  For them to know she was there suggested
they were told...  She suspected this was all a setup by Corath.  They
bound Phade and took her to the Prisons of Akrowla.  As they brought
her into the jail, a fierce thunderous clap of thunder rumbled... not
from above... but from the pits of jail.  The Earth shook and blood
rained down from the sky...  Terrorized the guards fled...  They left Phade
alone, and she ran deep into the jail where she found keys to unlock
her bonds...  Soon there was no one left, save for a brute in cell number
21.  Phade opened the door to the hulking man, but she attacked her!

OPPONENT(S):  21
ARENA:  Prisons of Akrowla
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Haunted


+++++++++++++++++++
6B.  EASTERN WRAITH
+++++++++++++++++++

     Returning to her home in the Spider's Lair, Phade collected poison
and other supplies she'd lost when arrested by the would-be Argosian
Guards.  She doubted they were really guards of Argos, or they'd been
bribed to betray their princess.  The East and West have always warred
and for armed guard of the West to be in the Eastern Capital, something
was awry.  Warning rocks fell from their perch into a barrel of water...
the splash meant someone triggered Phade's entry alarm...  She hid in the
shadows and waited...  The demon Jinn entered her chamber and said aloud
that she smelled  Phade...  Jinn emitted a fiery flame from her palm,
lighting the dark chamber.  She saw Phade, no longer covered in
darkness!  She hissed that there was no escaping and she attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Jinn and 2 thugs
ARENA:  Spider's Lair
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Nowhere to Run


++++++++++++++++++
6C.  UNPAID REWARD
++++++++++++++++++

     Phade felt proud that her latest batch of poison was so effective
in ending the life of the princess.  She mused if perhaps a bit more
hemlock would have made it less painful, for she really did not want
her prey to suffer.  She returned to the Land of Desolation to collect
her earned Cloak of Invisibility from Corath as he promised for Keela's
assassination.  She had been betrayed...  the foul demon Jinn greeted her
instead...

OPPONENT(S):  Jinn
ARENA:  Land of Desolation
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Convict Clues


+++++++++++++++++
6D.  FINISHED JOB
+++++++++++++++++

     Phade returned Forestsong to Eyara as promised.  Eyara thanked her
and told her that while she was gone she fought Dagan of the Clan
Dolok, but neither she nor Dagan could win.  She feared Dagan would
return and maybe next time he would slay her.  Phade grinned and said
that Dagan would not return anywhere...  She would hunt him now!  She
tracked Dagan to his home in the Lost Fortress of Skurlok.  Dagan saw
Phade and screamed, "Another assassin!"  He attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Dagan
ARENA:  lost Fortress of Skurlok
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Infernal Family

++++++++++++
7A.  HAUNTED
++++++++++++

     Phade fled Akrowla and took retreat in the Lost Fortress, high in
the Arctic Mountains of Skurlok.  There she sat and dwelled on the
death of Keela.  Her poison ripped Keela's life from her tortuously.
Phade, lost in thought, saw the Princess's dramatic death over and over
in her mind.  She heard a voice behind her say, "I am Dagan of the Clan
Dolok..."  She rolled ahead in a somersault, rising to her feet and
twisting around with weapon drawn.  It was the ghost of Dagan!

OPPONENT(S):  Dagan
ARENA:  Lost Fortress of Skurlok
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Lost Friends


+++++++++++++++++++
7B.  NOWHERE TO RUN
+++++++++++++++++++

     Phade had never been hunted by demons before... Guards, bounty
hunters, and other foul beasts she'd escaped in the past, but not
demons...  She turned to her only friend, if she could be called that, in
the world... to Eyara.  Phade grew up in the Argosian Orphanage with
Eyara, from 8 years old until Phade ran away at 15 to join the thieves'
guild.  In those 7 years, Phade found comfort in her friend.  Phade
protected her fiercely, once breaking the arm of a threatening boy.
She regretted not killing him... for he taunted them later in life.  She
found Eyara in the Venomous Swamp, her secluded retreat from the world
she despised.  Eyara and Phade sparred to see how their skills compared
after so many years...

OPPONENT(S):  Eyara
ARENA:  Venomous Swamps
STIPULATIONS:  Hit the enemy team 50 times before they do the same!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Trapped Mouse


++++++++++++++++++
7C.  CONVICT CLUES
++++++++++++++++++

     Guards rushed to capture Phade, part two of Corath's trap it
seemed...  She ran from one door to the next as each opened to reveal
troops of men armed with halberds and good armor.  Phade was trapped...
Shackled legs, cuffed arms, gloved hands, and muzzled, Phade was led by
a leather leash to a prison coach... and delivered to the Prisons of
Akrowla.  As the guards unloaded her, a fierce thunderous clap of
thunder rumbled... not from above... but from the pits of jail.  The Earth
shook and blood rained down from the sky...  Terrorized the guards fled...
They left Phade alone, and she ran deep into the jail where she found
keys to unlock her bonds...  Soon there was no one left, save for a brute
in cell number 21.  Phade opened his door to query the hulking man, but
he struck at her!

OPPONENT(S):  21
ARENA:  Prisons of Akrowla
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Missed Foes


++++++++++++++++++++
7D.  INFERNAL FAMILY
++++++++++++++++++++

     Phade, disturbed by anything she cannot kill, journeyed to Eyara
to tell her what happened.  Eyara suggested she go and find jinn in the
Lower Darklands, for if a demon was afoot it would be there.  She found
Jinn in the volcanic region of Barbaria.  Jinn hissed that her pupil
Phade learned well how to kill and torture without remorse...  She said
Phade would make an excellent demon, were she not damned to torment
instead.  She reminded Phade that it was she who played with fire that
burned her parents alive, not a faulty fireplace as she would tell the
world...  Phade's lip quivered; she bit down on it and screamed as she
charged the demon!

OPPONENT(S):  Jinn
ARENA:  Lower Darklands
STIPULATIONS:  Your enemy is very strong!  Beware!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Inner Struggle


+++++++++++++++++
8A.  LOST FRIENDS
+++++++++++++++++

     Her conscience weighing heavily on her, Phade traveled to her old
friend Eyara.  Eyara was, in fact, Phade's only friend... ever.  They
were both outcasts had both lost their parents to burning home, and
they stood up for each other as children.  She went to find Eyara in
her home within the Venomous Swamp.  Phade called to Eyara when she saw
her friend.  Eyara's eyes were disapproving and judgmental.  She came
to fight Phade!

OPPONENT(S):  Eyara
ARENA:  Spider's Lair
STIPULATIONS:  Win consecutive rounds against the enemy!  Your life will not
               regenerate between rounds!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Unforgiven


++++++++++++++++++
8B.  TRAPPED MOUSE
++++++++++++++++++

     Phade moved quietly in the shadows of the Lower Darklands as she
circled Zaugg's apprentice, Corath.  He had summoned the Narakan Hells
to send their spawn after her, and now he would suffer a horrible
death.  She studied him as she lurked in the darkness.  A light purple
aura surrounded his skin.  It was a brighter shade than the purple haze
that permeated the air around a pillar with electricity arcing across
its surface that stood defiantly near Corath.  She felt it was time.
Phade jumped into action against Corath.

OPPONENT(S):  Corath
ARENA:  Lower Darklands
STIPULATIONS:  Destroy the Obelisk!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Finale


++++++++++++++++
8C.  MISSED FOES
++++++++++++++++

     The heart of darkness typical to Phade was not without its weak
points.  She retreated to the Lost Fortress of Skurlok, far away in the
Arctic Mountains.  She recalled being a little girl, just turned 8
years old.  Her parents were kind people of modest means, living in the
old city of Rezz.  There was an argument she remembered, for she was
never given the chance to say she was sorry...  She had stolen a slice of
pie which she denied and her mother scolded her.  Phade was only 8, she
remembered angrily.  That night their home burned to the ground; they
said the fireplace was faulty.  Her mother and father died in the
flames, trapped within their bedroom chambers.  Phade narrowly escaped
herself, coughing as she did.  Phade cried...  Her sob was broken by a
demon attacking her!

OPPONENT(S):  Jinn
ARENA:  Prisons of Akrowla
STIPULATIONS:  Your enemy is very strong!  Beware!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Paid In Blood

+++++++++++++++++++
8D.  INNER STRUGGLE
+++++++++++++++++++

     Phade sat down to rest.  She had killed so much of late, more than
even her cold heart could accept.  She leaned back and closed her eyes.
She heard a voice, "Phade...Phade...fade away..."  Phade opened her eyes and
found herself in the Prisons of Akrowla.  A pillar arcing with
electricity next to herself!?  This nemesis Phade had a light purple
aura around her... and the air everywhere was filled with a purple haze.
The nemesis attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Phade
ARENA:  Prisons of Akrowla
STIPULATIONS:  Destroy the Obelisk!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Finale


+++++++++++++++
9A.  UNFORGIVEN
+++++++++++++++

     Phade sighed heavily as she walked south to find, she hoped, rest
in the Lower Darklands.  She observed a faint purple haze in the air,
and as she drew closer to the core of the haze she saw none other than
Corath!  As if by destiny, she'd wandered into the foul wizard that set
her on this course of despair that imbalanced Barbaria.  Phade decided
to restore balance and kill Corath too!  ...As she moved in for the
attack she saw a light purple aura surrounding him.  Near him was a
pillar with electricity arcing all about its surface... Phade got close
and attacked from the shadows!

OPPONENT(S):  Corath
ARENA:  Lower Darklands
STIPULATIONS:  Destroy the Obelisk!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Finale


++++++++++++++++++
9B.  PAID IN BLOOD
++++++++++++++++++

     Phade's emotions were strong, usually suppresses by her powerful
will.  She hated herself, for all the pain she'd suffered and
delivered.  She was who she was... a master assassin, a professional
killer!  Phade decided this Corath would die a most heinous death for
his role in this play called life...  She found him in the Lower
Darklands next to a pillar that was surrounded by electrical arcs and a
purple haze.  Corath glowed, covered in a light purple aura...

OPPONENT(S):  Corath
ARENA:  Lower Darklands
STIPULATIONS:  Destroy the Obelisk!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Finale


+++++++++++
10.  FINALE
+++++++++++

     Phade had never seen such an awful way to die as what befell
Corath.  Tapping into such corrupting magic, as he did, clearly cost
him his eternal soul.  Like a cat, Phade wondered where this magical
portal might lead.  She stepped cautiously  through the gate, finding
herself on a stone bridge far above a tiny island somewhere in the Dead
Sea.  Before her stood a giant stone golem, steam pouring from its
joints.  It turned its head toward her and spoke...  I am Zaugg, master
assassin Phade.  You are the most deadly I have seen, almost unhindered
by emotional frailty.  What emotions you have, you suppress...  It has
been enjoyable to watch your exploits.  But I ask how you dare confront
me?  The gods fear me, and so should you...  Do you know who I am?  I am
Zaugg!!!

OPPONENT(S):  Zaugg
ARENA:  ?
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat Zaugg!



=====================
21, ORPHANED PRISONER
=====================

WEAPONS:  Circular Rock (bound to hand) and Bare Hand


-------
COMBOS:
-------

WEAK:  Square, Square, Square.

STRONG:  Triangle, Triangle, Triangle.

QUICK:  Square, Triangle, Square, Square, Square.

POPUP:  Triangle, Square, Square, Square, Square, Square.

PUSHBACK:  Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle.

STUN:  Triangle, Square, Triangle, Triangle.

MAGIC:  Triangle, Triangle, Square, Square.

LEAK:  Square, Square, Triangle, Triangle.

-------------
RUNE ATTACKS:
-------------

COMBO RUNE ([]):  "NO PAIN."  21 will flex his muscles and will charge
with rage.  He will also glow a bright orange.  During this time, if 21
is attacked, he will lose energy but he will not be knocked off balance
and will be able to dish out a combo of his own at any time.  This
attack is good for attackers who will not let up.  So flail away with
those big arms!  Press the R2 Button to release the attack.

THROW RUNE (U):  "UNBLOCKABLE."  21 will clasp his hands together and
will be surrounded by a bright yellow aura.  During this time, 21's
attacks will become unblockable so pound your attacker(s) into
oblivion.  Press the R2 Button to release the attack.

OBJECT RUNE (X):  21 will raise his rock bound hand and smash it into
the ground and the result will be a circular earthquake that will knock
any nearby opponents off their feet.  This attack is best utilized when
there are two or more attackers in striking distance for it will knock
them over for a brief period of time.  Press the R2 Button to release
the attack.

COUNTER RUNE (/\):  "MAXIMUM CHARGE."  21 will smash his fists together
and from the shoulders up will glow with a fiery yellow aura.  During
this time, all of 21's magical attacks will be fully charged.  Throw as
many meteors as you can at all those who oppose you during this short
amount of time.  Press the R2 Button to release the attack.


+++++++++
21's Tale
+++++++++

                                    (1)
                                ============
                                FREE AT LAST
                                ============
                                     +
                           ++++++++++++++++++++++
                           +                    +
                         (2A.)                (2B.)
                 =================          =============
                 FREEDOM OF CHOICE          BIRTH RECORDS
                 =================          =============
                           +                    +
                           +                  +++++++++++++++++++
                           +                  +                 +
                         (3A.)              (3B.)             (3C.)
                ===================         ==========     ===========
                SHACKLES OF HISTORY         LOST YOUTH +<+ WASTED TIME
                ===================         ==========     ===========
                           +                    +               +
                         (4A.)                (4B.)           (4C.)
                 =================          ============   ============
                 DEFINING THOUGHTS          HOPES DASHED   REFUSED HELP
                 =================          ============   ============
                           +                    +               +
     ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++             +               +
     +                            +             +               +
   (5A.)                        (5B.)         (5C.)           (5D.)
=========                 ===============  =============  ===========
ASSASSINS                 POISONED HEARTS  PAINFUL TRUTH  SEALED FATE
=========                 ===============  =============  ===========
     +                            +             +               +
   (6A.)                        (6B.)         (6C.)           (6D.)
===========                 =============    =========   ===============
SERENDIPIDY                 LANCED WOUNDS    DEAD SURE   HORRIFIC SIGHTS
===========                 =============    =========   ===============
     +                            +             +         +     +
   (7A.)                        (7B.)           +         +   (7C.)
=============               =============       +         +  ========
BURNING TRUTH               NARAKAN GUARD +++++++++++++++++  SURVIVOR
=============               =============                    ========
     +                            +                             +
     +                            +             +++++++++++++++++++
     +                            +             +                 +
   (8A.)                          +           (8B.)             (8C.)
=================                 +         ==========        =========
CLONED OPPOSITION +++++++++++++++++         SCAVENGING        DESPERATE
=================                           ==========        =========
     +                                          +                 +
   (9A.)                                      (9B.)             (9C.)
=============                               =========     ===============
WIZARD'S BANE                               SURVEYING     FALSE JUDGEMENT
=============                               =========     ===============
     +                                          +                 +
   (10A)                                      (10B)             (10C)
   ======                                 ===========         ===========
   FINALE                                 DEMON GUARD +++<+++ GREEN PEACE
   ======                                 ===========         ===========
                                                +
                                     (TO Cloned Opposition)


++++++++++++++++
1.  FREE AT LAST
++++++++++++++++

     the gong echoes throughout the prison, a warning to abandon the
Prisons of Akrowla.  Wars came and passed, disasters befell Barbaria,
and plagues swept over the lands... and never had the ancient gong been
used.  A cataclysm had happened, and the guards fled Akrowla with
abandon...  they left their possessions and just left...  Inmates were
freed to escape the deep prison confines, even those far below the
Earth near the volcanic lake that heated the aged prison.  Soon only
the creaking sounds of the settling jail could be heard...  Then it was
silent.  The behemoth and naturally strong inmate in cell #21 was
alone, totally alone.  He waited, as he always had... and waited... and
waited.  Days passed, and then his cell door opened.  A zombie stood in
the jail doorway.  I am Stitch, he said... and you 21, are dead!

OPPONENT(S):  Stitch
ARENA:  Prisons of Akrowla
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Freedom of Choice or Birth Records


++++++++++++++++++++++
2A.  FREEDOM OF CHOICE
++++++++++++++++++++++

     21's eyes hurt from the sunlight, a pain that felt good to the
giant man.  He'd not seen the light of day since... a long time ago.
He'd been locked in his cell for so very long... exactly how long he did
not know.  He could remember, faintly, memories of playing at a beach
as a child... years, maybe decades ago...  He wasn't even 10 years
old...then.  21 had no name.  the guards called him by his cell number,
and that was now who he was.  "21."  The undead man, Stitch, seemed to
know who he was.  21 decided to track this Stitch, and found him in the
Underground Sewers.  Imploring Stitch to tell him what he knew of his
life, Stitch laughed...  Enraged by Stitch's defiance, 21 charged!

OPPONENT(S):  Stitch
ARENA:  Underground Sewers
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Shackles of History


++++++++++++++++++
2B.  BIRTH RECORDS
++++++++++++++++++

     Thinking on who he was, 21 conceived the noble of Shorestone
Castle would have record of his birth.  He remembered tales of great
warriors of justice who hailed from the legendary fortress, and so
headed northeast to the Citadel.  The castle, set on the stony shores
of the Dead Sea was aged and broken.  It endured many wars over time.
21 was met by an attractive barbarian woman named Keela.  She told 21
to prove his strength before the court of Argos...  They fought!

OPPONENT(S):  Keela
ARENA:  Shorestone Castle
STIPULATIONS:  Hit the enemy 50 times before they do the same!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Lost Youth and Wasted Time


++++++++++++++++++++++++
3A.  SHACKLES OF HISTORY
++++++++++++++++++++++++

     21 traveled north, wandering the shores of solitude, passing his
old prison home.  He kept going north, forever north.  He crossed the
Streppes of Skurlok and hiding in an old vessel stowed his way across
the Foreboding Channel.  From the old city of Rezz, 21 went east to the
Glacial reefs near the Isle of Icylian...  Finally, he found Shipwreck
waters.  A spectral figure, seeing 21, drifted on the wind towards him...
and raising a mighty sword enraged!

OPPONENT(S):  Magnus and 1 thug
ARENA:  Shipwreck Waters
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Defining Thoughts


+++++++++++++++
3B.  LOST YOUTH
+++++++++++++++

     Into the northern lands lumbered 21, into the snowbound region of
Skurlok.  The cold wind bit at him, his fingers turning numb.
Ascending higher into the frigid mountains, 21 wondered who would live
so far from everyone and everything...  The exertion even made 21 feel
old.  He spent so many years in a cell...  He reached the shattered
fortress, where a man wielding an axe attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Dagan
ARENA:  Lost Fortress of Skurlok
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Hopes Dashed


++++++++++++++++
3C.  WASTED TIME
++++++++++++++++

     Wasting his time with this woman, Keela, was enough.  He would
waste no more time seeing this Dagan too.  21 had not forgotten that
the undead man, Stitch, came after him by name.  He must know who he
was, and that information was precisely what 21 wanted.  21 learned
from a ranger near Mt. Krag that he could find Stitch within the
Underground Sewers.  Upon seeing 21, Stitch looked afraid...  21 held no
mercy for him an attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Stitch
ARENA:  Underground Sewers
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Refused Help or Lost Youth


++++++++++++++++++++++
4A.  DEFINING THOUGHTS
++++++++++++++++++++++

     Leaving the glacial burial ground of the fated Magnus, 21 sought
the recluse barbarian known as Dagan in the Lost Fortress of Skurlok.
He found Dagan, kneeling before his wife's recently dug grave.
Surprised by 21, Dagan turned and fought!

OPPONENT(S):  Dagan
ARENA:  Lost Fortress of Skurlok
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Assassins or Poisoned Hearts


+++++++++++++++++
4B.  HOPES DASHED
+++++++++++++++++

     Following Dagan's tip, 21 left the frozen wastelands of Skurlok
into the jungles of Barbaria.  He came across the Forgotten Ruins,
where he was told Stitch and his master, Magnus, might be found.
Instead he encountered a ferocious ape, Mongo, who leapt from the
bushes with a snarl...  They fought!

OPPONENT(S):  Mongo
ARENA:  The Forgotten Ruins
STIPULATIONS:  The enemy regenerate life!  Play offensively to claim 
victory!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Painful Truth


+++++++++++++++++
4C.  REFUSED HELP
+++++++++++++++++

     Deciding to seek rest in the Forgotten Ruins, 21 fell asleep.  He
heard the singing of children, laughter, and then the searing sound of
infernal heat and cries of agony!  His eyes opened wide from his
nightmare, only to find a demon looking down into his face, fire
reflecting in her black pool eyes from flame dancing upon her arms and
body.  She jumped, as a cat, into an attack stance...

OPPONENT(S):  Jinn
ARENA:  The Forgotten Ruins
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Sealed Fate


++++++++++++++
5A.  ASSASSINS
++++++++++++++

     21's nights were haunted by dreams of childhood laughter broken
with clashing swords and bolts striking soldiers down.  He felt he was
remembering... something.  An elderly man, dressed in robes, came upon
the resting 21.  He seemed at peace, though soon 21 recognized he was
blind.  The man told 21 that it was not what one sees that tells him
what is there, but what one feels.  If 21 felt murder was within him,
he should seek those who kill...  21 traveled to the Spider's Lair, home
of Assassins, thinking that his blind visitor was a divine gift of
direction...  He encountered the assassin Phade who attacked the
intruding 21!

OPPONENT(S):  Phade
ARENA:  Spider's Lair
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Serendipity


++++++++++++++++++++
5B.  POISONED HEARTS
++++++++++++++++++++

     Dagan's words to 21, of creating himself free of past history,
appealed to him.  21's dream would not let him free, however.  His
nights remained tormented and restless.  He sought solitude in the
Forgotten Ruins, where the assassin Phade ambushed him.

OPPONENT(S):  Phade
ARENA:  Forgotten Ruins
STIPULATIONS:  You have been poisoned!  Defeat the enemy before you
perish!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Lanced Wounds


++++++++++++++++++
5C.  PAINFUL TRUTH
++++++++++++++++++

     Without answers, 21, continued south in the direction Mongo told
him.  The jungles turned to deep forest and then to swamps, snakes and
creatures lurked everywhere in the murky region.  A green lady jumped
before 21 with great speed!  She told 21 her name was Eyara and that
she guarded the land from those who would defile it...  She told him to
live, for he was intruding in a sanctuary.  21 did not turn, and Eyara
attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Eyara
ARENA:  Venomous Swamp
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Dead Sure


++++++++++++++++
5D.  SEALED FATE
++++++++++++++++

     Resigned to some destined talk with Dagan of Dolok, 21 traveled to
the Arctic Lands of Skurlok to the Lost Fortress.  As he arrived, 21
heard the clash of steel.  Upon entering, 21 witnesses Dagan fall at
the hands of Magnus, lord of the undead.  His mighty two-handed sword
cleaved Dagan from shoulder to side.  Magnus turned on 21, seeking his
next victim.

OPPONENT(S):  Magnus
ARENA:  Lost Fortress of Skurlok
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Horrific Sights


++++++++++++++++
6A.  SERENDIPITY
++++++++++++++++

     21, still without knowledge of who he was, headed east towards the
Sea of Cordene, but came upon a vicious ape within the Forgotten Ruins.
It was Mongo, a beast reputed to have the strength of ten men!  It
growled at 21 and then charged to attack!

OPPONENT(S):  Mongo
ARENA:  The Forgotten Ruins
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Burning Truth


++++++++++++++++++
6B.  LANCED WOUNDS
++++++++++++++++++

     His heart pounded from despair and a sense of loss he could not
explain fell over him.  21 was happier being the purpose for so many
guards within his old home, the Prison of Akrowla.  Even that was taken
from him now.  Fleeing to hide within the lonely Venomous Swamps, 21
encountered Eyara, the defender of nature.  She attacked 21, telling
him his intrusion into her sanctuary would be punished!

OPPONENT(S):  Eyara
ARENA:  Venomous Swamp
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Narakan Guard


++++++++++++++
6C.  DEAD SURE
++++++++++++++

     Running south into the volcanic land of the Lower Darklands, 21
was not following the words of Eyara.  With abandon he came upon Stitch
and Magnus, whom hearing his approach for some time were ready for
battle!

OPPONENT(S):  Magnus and Stitch
ARENA:  Lower Darklands
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Narakan Guard


++++++++++++++++++++
6D.  HORRIFIC SIGHTS
++++++++++++++++++++

     Tracking Dagan's undead body to the murky Shipwreck Waters was
easy for 21, for the living dead Dagan moved without care of detection.
Dagan looked upon 21 with a twisted smile and with a sadistic grin
approached.

OPPONENT(S):  Dagan and 2 thugs
ARENA:  Shipwreck Waters
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Narakan Guard or Survivor


++++++++++++++++++
7A.  BURNING TRUTH
++++++++++++++++++

     Following the faded map within the book found in the Forgotten
Ruins, he navigated his way along the Shoreline of the Inlet of Freya
until he came to the beaches bordering the Oceans of Darkness.
Carefully he followed directions to the east until the land itself
erupted with volcanic geysers and flowed rivers of molten rock...  He was
in the Lower Darklands.  Heading inland, Northward deeper into the
hellish landscape, 21 encountered a dark skinned demonic woman with
flaming skin!  The demon leapt at him like a cat on its prey without
warning!

OPPONENT(S):  Jinn and 3 thugs
ARENA:  Lower Darklands
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Cloned Opposition


++++++++++++++++++
7B.  NARAKAN GUARD
++++++++++++++++++

     21, bolted upright, covered in sweat from a nightmare so real he
knew it was a memory of his past.  He saw a woman crying, his mother he
thought.  Consumed by rats and covered in spiders was a man, his
father.  Through the eyes of a child, 21 watched the parents tortured
and killed.  Then all was black, and 21 trembled in horror.  He was
that child, the one whose parents were murdered.  With abandon, the
tormented 21 leapt to his feet and traveled without rest to the
Spider's Lair where his nightmare took place!  The foul den smelled of
carrion, disease, and pungent fungus...  An odd sulfuric stench struck
21's nostrils when Jinn, a demon from Naraka, charged from the
darkness!

OPPONENT(S):  Jinn
ARENA:  Spider's Lair
STIPULATIONS:  Win consecutive rounds against the enemy!  Your life
will not
               regenerate between rounds!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Cloned Opposition


+++++++++++++
7C.  SURVIVOR
+++++++++++++

     Wondering always who he was, 21 despaired thinking that an
assassin had murdered his parents.  How old was he now, and how old was
he when they died at Phade's hands?  He returned to his once home, the
Prisons of Akrowla, and found the foul Phade searching for something...
Enraged he attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Phade
ARENA:  Prisons of Akrowla
STIPULATIONS:  You have been poisoned!  Defeat the enemy before you
perish!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Scavenging or Desperate


++++++++++++++++++++++
8A.  CLONED OPPOSITION
++++++++++++++++++++++

     21 wondered why were the Prisons of Akrowla abandoned when they
were?  Why did they leave him and save so many other prisoners?  Why
was he, a nobody, singled out to rot in the Prisons to die?  What if
that Stitch had not come to kill him?  ...He might well be dead, starved
in his cell, cell #21.  21's mind spun in circles and when he thought
he could think no more... he, 21, tapped him on the shoulder...  But this
was not himself, it was some kind of alter ego, a sinister 21!

OPPONENT(S):  21
ARENA:  Training Grounds
STIPULATIONS:  Beware!  Your enemy is very strong!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Wizard's Bane


+++++++++++++++
8B.  SCAVENGING
+++++++++++++++

     The ocean flowed in and out across the beautiful beach near the
glistening shores just north of the bay of clans, seagulls calling to
each other flying overhead.  Children played in the sand, one young ten
year old boy proud of his sand castle and calling for others to see his
masterpiece.  Riders appeared on the horizon carrying the standard of
the assassin's guild.  They rode in, blades coming down upon their
unarmed victims.  A mighty horse clad in barding smashed the sand
castle with its hoof...  21 woke with a scream...  another bad dream...  21
had heard the assassin's guild shared refuge with the thieves, guild
with the Spider's Lair during his long stay with Akrowla.  He decided
to go there to find information...  He was surprised to find a huge ape
ripping the place apart...  It saw 21 and attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Mongo
ARENA:  Spider's Lair
STIPULATIONS:  The enemy regenerate life!  Play offensively to claim
victory!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Surveying


++++++++++++++
8C.  DESPERATE
++++++++++++++

     21 kept running, always running ever since his fleeing the Prisons
of Akrowla.  He took pause and wondered where he was running to, for he
knew so little of the world of Barbaria.  He knew nothing of himself,
not even his name.  The assassin Phade said she murdered her parents
when he was a boy... why?  What made him important enough to live?  His
head ached with thinking too much and he walked...   and walked...  He was
nearing Shorestone Castle, where he was accosted by the monstrous ape,
Mongo!

OPPONENT(S):  Mongo and 3 thugs
ARENA:  Shorestone Castle
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  False Judgment


++++++++++++++++++
9A.  WIZARD'S BANE
++++++++++++++++++

     After a long trek to the Land of Desolation, 21 finally met the
wizard warrior Corath.  This was the man who wished him dead.  21 ran
openly to him, hysterically crying out "Why!?  Why all of this!?  I
never did anything!!!!???  Why!?"  Corath, coldly told 21 that he was
the only one that could stop his master, the arch mage Zaugg, and that
was unacceptable.  He pointed to a pillar, pulsing with divine energy.
He grinned and said that he and his master were one with Barbaria now,
and they could not die...  21 was too late!  21 screamed as he attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Corath
ARENA:  Land of Desolation
STIPULATIONS:  Destroy the Obelisk!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Finale


++++++++++++++
9B.  SURVEYING
++++++++++++++

     Mongo saw 21 as a friend and led him to Eyara, where she surveyed
the land.  Eyara told 21 that he needed to learn more of combat and
magic, and so they practiced in combat...

OPPONENT(S):  Eyara and 2 thugs
ARENA:  Venomous Swamps
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Demon Guard


+++++++++++++++++++
9C.  FALSE JUDGMENT
+++++++++++++++++++

     So much misdirection filled 21 that he made the decision to seek
the den of thieves that housed the assassin Phade.  Perhaps he would
find some clue about his dead parents there.  He had heard tales that
an old lair of giant spiders was home to the thieves' guild, and so he
traveled to the Spider's Lair.  21 had only entered the foul den when
he saw Princess Keela.  She drew her sword against him.  She charged
him for the murder of Dagan of the Clan Dolok, and sentenced him to
death!

OPPONENT(S):  Keela
ARENA:  Spider's Lair
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Green Peace


++++++++++++
10A.  FINALE
++++++++++++

     With Corath slain and the Pillar of Corruption destroyed, only a
swirling red portal of light offered hope to find this arch wizard
Zaugg.  21 knew little of this wizard and certainly knew nothing of
this red portal and where it might lead.  His life was pre-ordained it
seemed, always someone else deciding his future.  Today, 21 decided,
would be his day!  The hulking man ran and jumped head first into the
light!  On the other side, 21 saw me.  I am Zaugg, orphaned child of
prophecy.  I planned your parents suffering and death, your witness to
it, your incarceration, your very ruined and tormented mind!  I mad
you, 21...  if that is what you call yourself.  I did it all for you to
suffer, for I know who you really are!  When the gods themselves fear
me, what makes you think yourself able to even hurt me!?  I am Zaugg!!!

OPPONENT(S):  Zaugg
ARENA:  ?
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat Zaugg!


+++++++++++++++++
10B.  DEMON GUARD
+++++++++++++++++

     Heavy hot air filled 21's lungs, making him feel ill.  During a
moment of heavily coughing, the nimble demon Jinn strolled confidently
into view.  She told 21 that the day to prove himself worthy was at
hand, for either she would be slain and sent back to Naraka or he would
die and Barbaria would fall as its last hero failed.  Jinn attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Jinn
ARENA:  Spider's Lair
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Cloned opposition


+++++++++++++++++
10C.  GREEN PEACE
+++++++++++++++++

     Feeling threatened by everyone of Barbaria for things he did not
do and judged for actions he was innocent of, 21 wanted to escape
everyone and everything.  He sought the solitude of the Venomous
Swamps, but even there he could find no peace.  Eyara, nature's
protector, emerged and attacked him as an invader!

OPPONENT(S):  Eyara
ARENA:  Venomous Swamp
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Demon Guard



=========================
MONGO, TRANSFORMED MONKEY
=========================

WEAPONS:  Bare Hands


-------
COMBOS:
-------

WEAK:  Square, Square, Square.

STRONG:  Triangle, Triangle, Triangle.

QUICK:  Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle.

POPUP:  Triangle, Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle.

PUSHBACK:  Square, Square, Triangle, Triangle, Triangle.

STUN:  Square, Triangle, Square, Square.

MAGIC:  Triangle, Square, Square, Square, Square.

LEAK:  Triangle, Triangle, Square, Square.

-------------
RUNE ATTACKS:
-------------

COMBO RUNE ([]):  "RUN SPEED."  Mongo will hulk up and will produce
green aura trails as he runs and attacks. During this time, Mongo is
able to move twice the speed when running or attacking.  Use this time
to pull off quick and fierce combo against slower opponents.  Press the
R2 Button to release the attack.

THROW RUNE (U):  Mongo will crawl up into a ball and start spinning.
Use this attack and control Mongo manually when facing off against
multiple opponents as you leave white aura trails behind.  Good for
juggling an opponent in the air several times as well.  Basically,
Mongo becomes the bowling ball and the attackers are the pins!  Press
the R2 Button to release the attack.

OBJECT RUNE (X):  Mongo will raise his bare hands and smash them into
the ground and the result will be a circular green earthquake that will
knock any nearby opponents off their feet.  This is a great attack to
use when you are totally surrounded.  Press the R2 Button to release
the attack.

COUNTER RUNE (/\):  Mongo will raise his arms into the sky and will
produce a vacuum of debris from the ground where he stands.  Any enemy
who approaches will be sucked into it and slammed into the ground.
This is efficiently used against multiple attackers.  Press the R2
Button to release the attack.


++++++++++++
Mongo's Life
++++++++++++

                                      (1)
                                  ===========
                                  BASIC NEEDS
                                  ===========
                                       +
                             +++++++++++++++++++++
                             +                   +
                           (2A.)               (2B.)
                       ===========           =========
                       WORLDS AWAY           RANSACKED
                       ===========           =========
                             +                   +
                           (3A.)               (3B.)
                     ===============        =============
                     TO LIVE FOREVER        SCARED PEOPLE
                     ===============        =============
                             +                   +
                           (4A.)               (4B.)
                      =============            =====
                      EASTERN RULES            CAGED
                      =============            =====
                             +                   +
                             +                 ++++++++++++++++++
                             +                 +                +
                           (5A.)             (5B.)            (5C.)
                      =============    =================    ==========
                      WRONFUL DEATH    NATURE'S GUARDIAN    HIDING OUT
                      =============    =================    ==========
                             +                 +                +
         +++++++++++++++++++++++               +                +
         +                     +               +                +
       (6A.)                 (6B.)           (6C.)            (6D.)
===================    ===========        ==========        ==========
SEARCHING FOR PROOF    BLIND FAITH        SAD LOSSES        THE LONELY
===================    ===========        ==========        ==========
         +                   +                 +                +
       (7A.)               (7B.)             (7C.)            (7D.)
   ============           ======       ================    =============
   PLEADED CASE           JUDGED       REDEEMING ACTION    UNDEAD FREAKS
   ============           ======       ================    =============
         +                   +                 +                +
         +                   +               ++++++++++++++++++ +
         +                   +               +                + +
       (8A.)               (8B.)           (8C.)              (8D.)
  ===============      ============    ================    =============
  AVENGING FATHER      SEEKING HELP    PLEASING ROYALTY    SUNKEN HEARTS
  ===============      ============    ================    =============
         +                   +               +                  +
       (9A.)               (9B.)           (9C.)                +
  =============         ==========     ==============           +
  FALLEN ANGELS         FRIENDLESS     BAD INFLUENCES +++++++++++
  =============         ==========     ==============
         +                   +               +
       (10A)               (10B)           (10C)
    ==========           ========     ================
    DARK TIDES           HOPELESS     SOMETHING WICKED
    ==========           ========     ================
         +                   +               +
       (11.)
      ======                 +               +
      FINALE +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
      ======


+++++++++++++++
1.  BASIC NEEDS
+++++++++++++++

     Mongo was hungry, he stomach rumbled.  He looked at the bush of
sweet berries and saw their stems had turned black...  and two dead birds
lay below.  They had become poisonous.  What there was to eat, Mongo
ate.  Nothing remained to sustain Mongo's huge size.  He worried...
Mongo thought he would have to leave his pleasant home in the jungle in
the Forgotten Ruins.  A man, so hurt that his entire chest was sewn up
with threads, saw Mongo and attacked him!

OPPONENT(S):  Stitch
ARENA:  Forgotten Ruins
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  World's Away or Ransacked


+++++++++++++++++
2A.  WORLD'S AWAY
+++++++++++++++++

     Fleeing south, deep into the Venomous Swamps went Mongo.  He was
scared.  He saw himself as a small monkey that could be hurt by most
anything...  He did not see himself as the big powerful ape he was.  A
green woman emerged from a bush and Mongo, scared, attacked her!

OPPONENT(S):  Eyara
ARENA:  Venomous Swamp
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  To Live Forever


++++++++++++++
2B.  RANSACKED
++++++++++++++

     Mongo ran so far that he lost where he was.  He found a dank lair
of murk and shadows...  He descended into the Spider's Lair where he
found the home of someone.  He was hungry and searched all over for
food, making a mess of the place.  Phade returned home and found the
ape making a mess of the place.  Phade returned home and found the ape
making ruin of her home and, enraged, attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Phade
ARENA:  Spider's Lair
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Scared People


++++++++++++++++++++
3A.  TO LIVE FOREVER
++++++++++++++++++++

     Mongo wandered south from the Venomous Swamp after beating Eyara,
but he came upon a trap within the canopy covered woeful forest...  A
huge spiked ball fell from a tree, suspended by a rope...  It swung down
and slammed into Mongo, killing him...  Time passed...  Mongo's hands
twitched...  Life returned to him.  His eyes opened suddenly, in shock...
Mongo was alive!  From the void of the dead Mongo came back!  Scared,
but happy to be alive, Mongo ran southward into the Lower Darklands
until he came upon a dark skinned demon!  Jinn hissed that the stupid
ape did not realize his own immortality... but she said she knew how to
kill him permanently and torture his soul throughout eternity...  She
attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Jinn
ARENA:  Lower Darklands
STIPULATIONS:  You have been poisoned!  Defeat the enemy before you perish!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Eastern Rules


++++++++++++++++++
3B.  SCARED PEOPLE
++++++++++++++++++

     Mongo thought maybe people would help him and went to the capital
of Argos, Shorestone Castle.  People screamed as he neared, but they
could not understand the sounds of the ape.  He was stopped by Princess
Keela, a powerful warrior who drew her sword and raised her shield to
slay him!

OPPONENT(S):  Keela and 2 thugs
ARENA:  Shorestone Castle
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Caged


++++++++++++++++++
4A.  EASTERN RULES
++++++++++++++++++

     Hearing the words of the demon, Mongo set out for the Land of
Desolation.  He thought a demon master must be powerful and he might
tell him why he looked like an ape when really he was a little monkey.
He found the man called Corath, master of the demon... but Corath
attacked him!

OPPONENT(S):  Corath
ARENA:  Land of Desolation
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Wrongful Death


++++++++++
4B.  CAGED
++++++++++

     Mongo was locked within the Prisons of Akrowla and felt it was wrong.  
He lamented his lost freedom and remembered wandering the pretty lands of 
Barbaria as a little monkey...  He decided he would not lay imprisoned for 
defending himself...  the door opened as a guard brought him food.  Mongo 
grabbed him and threw him into the cell, locking the door as he left!  He 
found a gruff and strong man, calling himself 21, on his way out and they 
fought!

OPPONENT(S):  21 and 1 thug
ARENA:  Prisons of Akrowla
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Nature's Guardian or Hiding Out


+++++++++++++++++++
5A.  WRONGFUL DEATH
+++++++++++++++++++

     Mongo's life was a roller coaster; he seemed to have no choice in
where it went.  He headed north to escape the world of the civilized
until he ascended the glacial slopes of Skurlok.  Finding the Lost
Fortress, a strong warrior engaged him, declaring he was Dagan of the
Clan Dolok!

OPPONENT(S):  Dagan
ARENA:  Lost Fortress of Skurlok
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Searching for Proof or Blind Faith


++++++++++++++++++++++
5B.  NATURE'S GUARDIAN
++++++++++++++++++++++

     Fleeing south, deep into the Venomous Swamps went Mongo.  He was
scared.  He saw himself as a small monkey that could be hurt by most
anything...  He did not see himself as the big powerful ape he was.  A
green woman emerged from a bush and Mongo, scared, attacked her!

OPPONENT(S):  Eyara
ARENA:  Venomous Swamp
STIPULATIONS:  The enemy regenerates life!  Play offensively to claim
victory!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Sad Losses


+++++++++++++++
5C.  HIDING OUT
+++++++++++++++

     Mongo's life was a roller coaster; he seemed to have no choice in
where it went.  He headed north to escape the world of the civilized
until he ascended the glacial slopes of Skurlok, finding the Lost
Fortress, he thought to hide there, but a strong warrior engaged him,
declaring he was Dagan of the Clan Dolok!

OPPONENT(S):  Dagan
ARENA:  Lost Fortress of Skurlok
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  The Lonely


++++++++++++++++++++++++
6A.  SEARCHING FOR PROOF
++++++++++++++++++++++++

     Mongo killed so much; everyone wanted to hurt him.  He did not
like to kill... and his actions did not go without notice.  He
encountered a group of soldiers that chased him, declaring that he was
the murderous ape reported by many...  He'd come upon the Spider's Lair
of  assassin, Phade.  He remembered Dagan said Phade killed his wife...
and he thought maybe if he could show those who hunted him that he did
not kill everyone, maybe they would let him go...  Mongo was naive, but
his simple heart had hope...  Phade did not appreciate the ape ripping
her hide-away into shambles as he looked for evidence against her... and
so she attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Phade
ARENA:  Spider's Lair
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Pleaded Case


++++++++++++++++
6B.  BLIND FAITH
++++++++++++++++

     Mongo felt bad for killing Dagan and the others, even if it was
all in self defense.  He went to the leader of Argos, Princess Keela,
to seek forgiveness.  He had barely entered Shorestone Castle when he
was attacked by Keela herself, judging him the foul killer of innocents

OPPONENT(S):  Keela and 3 thugs
ARENA:  Shorestone Castle
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Judged


+++++++++++++++
6C.  SAD LOSSES
+++++++++++++++

          Mongo's life was a roller coaster; he seemed to have no
choice in where it went.  He headed north to escape the world of the
civilized until he ascended the glacial slopes of Skurlok.  Finding the
Lost Fortress, a strong warrior engaged him, declaring he was Dagan of
the Clan Dolok!

OPPONENT(S):  Dagan
ARENA:  Lost Fortress of Skurlok
STIPULATION(S):  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Redeeming Action


+++++++++++++++
6D.  THE LONELY
+++++++++++++++

     Fleeing south, deep into the Venomous Swamps went Mongo.  He was
scared.  He saw himself as a small monkey that could be hurt by most
anything...  He did not see himself as the big powerful ape he was.  A
green woman emerged from a bush and Mongo, scared, attacked her!

OPPONENT(S):  Eyara
ARENA:  Venomous Swamp
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Undead Freaks


+++++++++++++++++
7A.  PLEADED CASE
+++++++++++++++++

     Into Shorestone Castle entered Mongo, where he was met by Princess
Keela of Argos.  She would not hear his words or consider his evidence,
for she saw he was a hideous beast of the forest...  they fought!

OPPONENT(S):  Keela and 2 thugs
ARENA:  Shorestone Castle
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Avenging Father


+++++++++++
7B.  JUDGED
+++++++++++

     Mongo was locked within the Prisons of Akrowla and felt it was
wrong.  He lamented his lost freedom and remembered wandering the
pretty lands of Barbaria as a little monkey...  He decided he would not
lay imprisoned for defending himself...  the door opened as a guard
brought him food.  Mongo grabbed him and threw him into the cell,
locking the door as he left!  He found a gruff and strong man, calling
himself 21, on his way out and they fought!

OPPONENT(S):  21 and 2 thugs
ARENA:  Prisons of Akrowla
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Seeking Help


+++++++++++++++++++++
7C.  REDEEMING ACTION
+++++++++++++++++++++

     Into Shorestone Castle entered Mongo, where he was met by Princess
Keela of Argos.  She would not hear his words or consider his evidence,
for she saw he was a hideous beast of the forest...  they fought!

OPPONENT(S):  Keela and 2 thugs
ARENA:  Shorestone Castle
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Pleasing Royalty or Sunken Hearts


++++++++++++++++++
7D.  UNDEAD FREAKS
++++++++++++++++++

     Mongo's dreams were haunted by images of the now dead Princess
Keela.  Her vision told him that her soul could not rest in peace until
her father, the slain King of Argos was avenged, and that Mongo would
suffer a curse if he did not atone for her murder.  The phantom Keela
commanded Mongo to find and slay the undead lord Magnus within
Shipwreck Waters...  Mongo did what the vision demanded... He attacked
Magnus!

OPPONENT(S):  Magnus and 3 thugs
ARENA:  Shipwreck Waters
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Sunken Hearts


++++++++++++++++++++
8A.  AVENGING FATHER
++++++++++++++++++++

     Mongo's dreams were haunted by images of the now dead Princess
Keela.  Within his dreams, her apparition told him that her soul could
not rest in peace until her father, the slain King of Argos was
avenged, and that Mongo would suffer a curse if he did not atone for
his wild abandon murder of her before she exacted retribution upon the
one responsible.  The phantom Keela commanded Mongo to find and slay
the undead lord Magnus within Shipwreck Waters...  Mongo did what the
vision demanded; he found Magnus and attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Magnus and 3 thugs
ARENA:  Shipwreck Waters
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Fallen Allies


+++++++++++++++++
8B.  SEEKING HELP
+++++++++++++++++

     When Mongo entered the dark lair of Phade, he found no one
present.  He began to search her home, thinking he might learn how she
hid from Argos and its forces...  Instead he made a mess of her home, and
when she returned she was enraged and assaulted him!

OPPONENT(S):  Phade
ARENA:  Spider's Lair
STIPULATIONS:  You have been poisoned!  Defeat the enemy before you perish!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Friendless


+++++++++++++++++++++
8C.  PLEASING ROYALTY
+++++++++++++++++++++

     Mongo's dreams were haunted by images of the dead Princess Keela.
Within his dreams, image told him that her soul could not rest in peace
until her father, the slain King of Argos was avenged, and that Mongo
would suffer a curse if he did not atone for his murdering her of her
before she exacted retribution upon the one responsible.  The phantom
Keela commanded Mongo to find and slay the undead lord Magnus within
Shipwreck Waters...  Mongo did what the vision demanded; he found Magnus
and they fought!

OPPONENT(S):  Magnus and 3 thugs
ARENA:  Shipwreck Waters
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Bad Influences


++++++++++++++++++
8D.  SUNKEN HEARTS
++++++++++++++++++

     Mongo's heart was filled with remorse, for nothing lived long
enough for him to know much less befriend.  His rage trapped him in a
world to be alone he thought.  How could he control himself he
wondered?  He found himself fighting himself, caught within a demented
world forged by magic.  Although he knew not what sorcery wrought this
spell, it was real.  Mongo fought the twisted version of himself!

OPPONENT(S):  Mongo
ARENA:  Underground Sewers
STIPULATIONS:  Win consecutive rounds against the enemy!  Your life will not
               regenerate between rounds!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Bad Influences


++++++++++++++++++
9A.  FALLEN ALLIES
++++++++++++++++++

     Mongo returned to Shorestone Castle and entered the tomb of kings
where he shed a tear before Princess Keela's sarcophagus.  He put a
white flower atop its stone lid and he prayed for her, hoping she could
forgive him for his rash death of her.  The demon Jinn had returned
from mortal death and her fire burned bright, dancing across her flesh
with the power of infernal heat!  She laughed at Mongo and said Keela
would have been his ally had he not slain her... and now he was doomed
to die and burn in the Hells of Naraka!  She told Mongo not to worry,
for his torment would begin shortly...  She attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Jinn
ARENA:  Shorestone Castle
STIPULATIONS:  Your enemy is very strong!  Beware!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Dark Ties


+++++++++++++++
9B.  FRIENDLESS
+++++++++++++++

     Mongo went to hide in the Underground Sewers, but he found the man
with a stitch closed chest he had killed long ago.  The man, called
Stitch, told Mongo that he was caught between the living and the dead...
That he healed always back to existence...  Mongo was scared and thought
such a foul creature should die!

OPPONENT(S):  Stitch
ARENA:  Underground Sewers
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat All.
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Hopeless


+++++++++++++++++++
9C.  BAD INFLUENCES
+++++++++++++++++++

     Mongo sought escape from the world in the woeful forest, but he
triggered a trap...  A spiked ball fell from a tree, suspended by a rope...
It swung down and slammed into Mongo, killing him instantly...  Time
passed...  Mongo's hands twitched...  Life returned to him.  His eyes
opened suddenly, in shock...  Mongo lived!  From the void of the dead
Mongo came back!  Scared, but happy to live, Mongo ran southward into
the Lower Darklands until he came upon a dark skinned demon!  Jinn
hissed that the stupid ape did not realize his own immortality... but she
said she knew how to kill him permanently and torture his soul
throughout eternity...  She attacked!

OPPONENT(S):  Jinn
ARENA:  Lower Darklands
STIPULATIONS:  You have been poisoned!  Defeat the enemy before you perish!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Something Wicked


+++++++++++++++
10A.  DARK TIES
+++++++++++++++

     Mongo tired of the demon Jinn's coming back from Naraka to plague
him, he went to the Land of Desolation to kill her summoner... again!  He
found Corath next to a pillar that was encircled with arcing
electricity.  It pulsed with energy that made Mongo's hair stand on
end...  He felt it was evil and somehow knew it was the thing that
poisoned the berries he liked so much and sapped the life from his
world...  He saw that it somehow brought Corath back from the dead...
Mongo was of the land and he sensed this was very dark magic...  He could
feel it draw the tides of Naraka across the void between life and death
into the mortal world...  Mongo had to destroy it!

OPPONENT(S):  Corath
ARENA:  Land of Desolation
STIPULATIONS:  Destroy the Obelisk
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Finale


++++++++++++++
10B.  HOPELESS
++++++++++++++

     Mongo felt his life was assigned to him, that he'd made no
decisions all this time...  He ran and ran, never really making choices
but following some pre-ordained plan.  He thought maybe this Magnus
could change his destiny by taking from him the curse of Bloodsong.
When he reached Magnus he was saddened to find he proclaimed Bloodsong
was his again, that he would cut it from the lifeless corpse of Mongo...
Mongo saw a pillar that hummed with power, electricity arcing all
around it.  Mongo somehow knew it was evil and should be destroyed!
Again, Mongo fought in self defense!

OPPONENT(S):  Magnus
ARENA:  Shipwreck Waters
STIPULATIONS:  Destroy the Obelisk!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Finale


++++++++++++++++++++++
10C.  SOMETHING WICKED
++++++++++++++++++++++

     Mongo beat Jinn's life from her, leaving a pile of ash in her
place.  She simply disintegrated under his might.  She spoke of her
master, a wizard Corath that lived in the Land of Desolation.  Mongo
sought him there, where he found him next to a pillar that was
encircled with arcing electricity.  It pulsed with energy that made
Mongo's hair stand on end...  He felt it was evil and somehow knew it was
the thing that poisoned the berries he tried to eat and sapped the life
from his world...  Mongo was of the land and he sensed this was very dark
magic...  He could feel it draw the tides of Naraka across the void
between life and death into the mortal world...  Mongo had to destroy it!
He attacked Corath, hoping to reach and destroy the pillar!

OPPONENT(S):  Corath
ARENA:  Land of Desolation
STIPULATION(S):  Destroy the Obelisk!
NEXT CHAPTER(S):  Finale


+++++++++++
11.  FINALE
+++++++++++

     Mongo's life was somehow destined he thought for all of these
things...  He was a little monkey that had become the great ape Mongo!
He felt he had a purpose that was not yet fulfilled.  He entered the
red portal, for he sensed he should...  He found himself on the other
side atop a mighty stone bridge on an island far away...  Before him
stood a stone man...  I spoke to him...  Welcome Mongo, I greet thee.  You
have been fun to watch, little one.  A little monkey you were...  I
watched you find Bloodsong and try to eat it...  I watched you transform
into the strong and potent ape you are now.  You have killed so many
and have found who you are...  it is a shame you came to me after so
much, for your life must now end.  Do you know why the gods fear me,
Mongo?  It is because...  I am Zaugg!!!

OPPONENT(S):  Zaugg!
ARENA:  ?
STIPULATIONS:  Defeat Zaugg!


=============================
SCETION 11:  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
=============================

     I would like to thank Gamefaqs.com for their continued support of
my work and of all the other people who have contributed to their site.
Also, I thank Titus for bringing out this gem of a game that probably
half of the people out there haven't even heard of.  Supposedly they
are going to bring it to the X-Box so I wish them good luck with that
endeavor.  Otherwise, see you next guide...




Top 25 Hottest Video Game Girls of All Time
Grand Theft Auto V Top 10 Best Cheats
Grand Theft Auto V Full Vehicle List

Show CheatCodes.com some Love!