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Tear Ring Saga FAQ Ver. 1.0 7/17/01 Last Updated 7/19/01 Created by R1-Kai (firstname.lastname@example.org) Hello, everyone! This is my very first attempt to make a FAQ so please bear with me if you see any mistakes or errors. I'll try to fix and add more stuffs as I go on. I see that no FAQ has come up for this game so I thought I would write one, for being a fan of this game myself. Email me if you have any comments, questions or found any error in this FAQ. I hope people will enjoy this game even more with this FAQ. Enjoy! Copyright R1-Kai Here is the usual statement for copyright. Feel free to distribute freely but not for profit or for money! This FAQ was created to help those others who are unfortunate enough to not knowing what to do in this game (and if it wasn't for others, I wouldn't be able to play the game myself). And also credit me or let me know if you are going to use this FAQ elsewhere. Ver. 1.0 For the time being, I just listed method of recruiting characters in each scenario where it is appropriate. Please note that I did my best to write best spelling for name of each character, but it is just hard to name it so right in English from Japanese... So please use your best judgment for the name of each character, it would differ depend on each people. For later version, I would like to add events and secrets in each scenario (but most of them are already discussed in the board so you can look there too). And also list of weapons, magic, items and etc.. Ver. 1.1 Fixed some minor errors Added a section of appropriate level up of some characters for their skill Outline 1. A bit about the game itself 2. Skills learned from level up 3. How to acquire characters A bit about the game itself Tear Ring Saga is a traditional simulation game which is very similar to Shining Force and Super Robot Wars series. What attracts people to love this game is the characters, their interactions with other characters, hard work required to play thru the game and some unexpected events (such as a rare critical hit by an enemy which makes you start over the scenario and such). You can of course play thru the game without getting all the characters and secrets but what fun is that when you play this game? This game is considered to be a sequel of Fire Emblem series, even though this game is not made by Nintendo itself. This game was tentatively titled Emblem Saga at the beginning but I guess they were afraid of copyright with the Nintendo or something and it was change to Tear Ring Saga. I think Tear Ring Saga is a great title actually, since I don't see anything about Emblem throughout the game. I'm glad that this game came out for Playstation because I was sure that Nintendo would never make their games for other systems. I hope sequels for Tear Ring Saga would come out in the future so that I won't mourn too much if Nintendo makes Fire Emblem for Game Cube and such (I'm not so worried about their upcoming Fire Emblem game for Game Boy Advance). Level up for some characters As you already know, characters gain skills when they level up at certain level. But for some characters, they learn special skill depend on their level and their job. This section covers those characters that need little bit of attention when they level up so they can learn all the necessary skills. Sasha Learns Strength of Gale skill at Princess LV. 8 Learns Talent skill at Princess LV. 10 She should be promoted after Princess LV. 10 Maruju Learns Strength of Continuity skill at Magician LV. 19 He should be promoted at LV. 20 Naron Learns Strength of Blazing Wind skill at Gold Knight LV. 12 He should be promoted at LV. 11 Norton Learns Strength of Shield skill at either Iron Knight LV. 12 or 25 If you want to acquire Shield skill fast, promote him at LV. 11 Atrom Learns Strength of Heaven's Star skill at Swordsman LV. 15 Should be promoted any LV. Of your choice after he learns the skill Merriel Learns Strength of Life and Death skill at Magician LV. 15 Learns Strength of Geomancy skill at Sage LV. 15 Choice is up to you to learn either skill (you can only learn one of them), but Strength of Geomancy is preferred. Other than above characters, all characters will learn their appropriate skills as they level up, regardless of their job. And if you don't know what above skills are, please wait until I add a list of skills on later update. For now, just know that you can get above skills for above characters at those levels. How to look at below list: Scenario / Character Name / How to get each character or required character to get each character 1 / Ahkis / From the start 1 / Kate / Joins along with Sasha 1 / Ryunan / From the start 1 / Garo / From the start 1 / Sasha / Talk to her with Ryunan 1 / Kurais / From the start 2 / Pram / Visit bottom right house with Ante 2 / Batsu / From the start 2 / Ejekiel / Select him before scenario starts 2 / Julia / From the start 2 / Lee / Select him before scenario starts 2 / Naron / Select him before scenario starts 2 / Rafin / From the start 2 / Ante / From the start 2 / Luca / Select her before scenario starts 2 / Estel / From the start 3 / Narcis / Visit bottom right house with Ryunan 4 / Rakel / Visit top left house with Sasha 4 / Matel / From the start 4 / Vega / Talk to him with Julia 5 / Maruju / Talk to him with Ante 5 / Siek / Talk to him with Ryunan (he looks a bit different than usual Dark Soldier) or he will come to talk to Ryunan 6 / Mel / Clear Scenario 4 without killing her and you talked to Narcis back in Scenario 3 6 / Norton / Talk to him with Sasha 7 / Roger / Talk to him with Mel 7 / Toms / Talk to him with Batsu 8 / Yuni / From the start 8 / Katori / From the start 8 / Jeno / From the start 9 / Merriel / From the end of Scenario 8 9 / Narcis (2nd time) Make sure you talked to him back in Scenario 3, talked to him with Ryunan (But runs away again with 1/2 of your money) 10 / Leni / There are two known ways to get her 1. Take over the castle before Mintz gets in (but that way, you will only get Leni and Mintz won't join you) 2. Let Mintz go into the castle and wait a turn. An event will occur where you will see Leni running away. Now take over the castle and Mintz will join you. You will be able to recruit Leni in Scenario 17. 10 / Mintz / Take over the castle after Mintz goes into it 10 / Bilford / Either talk to him with Sharron after you talk to her with Rafin or clear the scenario without killing him or Sharron 10 / Sharron / Talk to her with Rafin or clear the scenario without killing her 11 / Erisha / From the start 11 / Samson / From the start 12 / Atrom / From the start 13 / Meruhen / After you clear the scenario 13 / Chrishinu / After you go into the enemy ship 14 / Pram (2nd time) / Visit the white house with either Holmes or Batsu (Holmes is recommened) But she have to be abducted on Scenario 10 15 / Lilie / Visit the church with Atrom 15 / Sun (Sen?) / Talk to her with Frau. Or clear scenario w/o killing her 15 / Frau / Talk to her with Matel. Or clear scenario w/o killing her 17 / Leni / Once you saw her escape in Scenario 10, visit the house on right (little above the bridge) with Mintz and you will be able to recruit Leni 17 / Shirow / After you clear the scenario 19 / Ropal / Talk to him with Ryunan or Sasha 22 / Leonheart / From the start 22 / Jakaria / After you clear the scenario 23 / Bard / If Narcis is alive, Bard will appear in turn 6 23 / Liseru / Talk to him with Bard 24 / Sierra / Kill Sigen before free battle 5 (Bridge of Seal). When you move Ryunan on world map, she will join (or she will join on Scenerio 31) 25 / Rebecca / Visit 3rd house from the bottom left 25 / Letina / If you saw all of her events up to this point, visit the same house where you would get Rebecca (Letina will join instead of Rebecca) Visit the house after you kill Marco with Kurais Here is a brief outline of how to recruit Letina: 1. After Scenario 8, put both Ahkis and Kurais in Holmes' army 2. Then put any character from [Sasha, Kate, Rafin, Estel, Norton, Roger, Mel] in Holmes' army as well 3. Go to Uerute Kingdom (same place from Scenario 2 where you get to select a character from 4 characters). You will be able to recruit one more character from ones you did not select before (Rainel will replace the place of the character you selected in scenario 2). Here, pick Ejekiel the Axe Night. 4. Go to Beruje (Beruje is a town between scenario 1 and 2) and an event will occur for Letina, Kurais and Ejekiel (Letina is the sister of Ejekiel by the way). 5. After clearing Scenario 13, visit Beruje again with Kurais but make sure he carries the Water Drop of Healing (either from treasure box of Scenario 8 or buy from tool shop of Maru, looks like a water drop). 6. After clearing Scenario 15, visit Beruje again with Kurais but now make sure he has Talisman (Omamori). 7. After clearing Scenario 19, move Holmes' army to Beruje 8. During Scenario 25, kill Marco the Gold Night with Kurais and Marco will tell you where Letina is. Then visit 3rd house from the bottom left. Letina will join you instead of Rebecca. 9. After free battle 6 on Holmes' army, an event will occur where you will have to make a choice. 1. [I can't do that!] Letina will leave. 2. [Okay, if you say so] both Kurais and Letina will leave unless you have Ejekiel 26 / Lina / For route A, Visit the 3rd house from top left with either Ahkis or Kurais / For route B, talk to her with Ahkis and clear the scenario 29 / Re Ne / Talk to her with Atrom 30 / Yohda / After you clear the scenario 31 / Sierra / She will join here if you did not recruit her yet Visit the house in the middle with Sigen 34 / Hagal / Talk to him with Mintz 36 / Benu / From the start 40 / Senete / From the start 40 / Tee Eh / After 4 turns, an event will occur and she will join 40 / Ahfrid / After 4 turns, an event will occur and he will join Special thanks goes to Enterbrain/Tienarog for making such a great game Mawang-nim (www.mawang.net) for all his hard work which helped me greatly to make this FAQ possible And all other people