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Hack//Infection FAQ

                                   .Hack//Infection
                                     Walkthrough
                                     Version 1.0

                                    by Jack Spade

*This FAQ is best viewed on a maximized window.

Index:                                          Edit->Find
I    .- Version History                          [VH1]
II   .- Introduction                             [IN2]
III  .- Speed Walkthrough(Spoiler Free)          [SW3]
IV   .- "Bosses" Strategies                      [BS4]
V    .- Walkthrough(With Some Spoilers)          [WT5]
VI   .- Ryu Books                                [RBK]
VII  .- Key Items                                [KI1]
VIII .- Grunties                                 [GR2]
IX   .- Cheat Codes                              [CDS]
X    .- The Chaos Gate Theory(All keywords)      [CGT]
XI   .- Questions & Answers                      [Q&A]
XII  .- Credits                                  [CRD]

*General Tips                                    [GRAL]

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                                   D I S C L A I M E R
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This document was made to share and gather the info I found 
while playing the game and surfing the web mainly to get some
recognition within the gaming community. 

Feel free to post this document in your homepage as long
as it is not edited in any way without my permission,
and if you mail me about its usefulness it will make me feel
a lot whole better about this work ^_^.

>>>Jack Spade.

My e-mail: ChaosGateTheory@hotmail.com

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[VH1]  Version History [ D/ M/ Y]
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[04/03/2003]*->V 0.3
Started the FAQ, decided to make a normal walkthrough then start
with the Chaos Gate Theory.
[07/03/2003]*->V 0.5
Started the Walkthrough, and added some items, filled some sections,
the FAQ is coming along.Made a Spell&Skill List section, thanks to OsisNei idea.
[08/03/2003]*->V0.6
Submitted the FAQ, The Walkthroughs are half-way through, added a lot of items and
spells and skills to the lists.
[11/03/2003]*->V0.7
Finished the Walkthroughs, added a lot of things to a lot of sections.
[13/03/2003]*->V0.73
Added some info that got mailed to me, Thanks everyone. I explored new areas, the 
more
popular ones, and new weapons and armors I found and other that got mailed to me, 
especially
from Fibrizo, Thanks Fib! ^_^
[16/03/2003]*->V0.8
Added more data to the monster list, I copied all my 100 monsters from my book into
the FAQ, also, I did some research on the Myst Springs and created a section for it, 
I added
about 5-9 more items, that I found while doing the research, and explored 4 or 5 new 
areas.
[22/03/2003]*->V0.85
Finished The Weapon Ladder,Started the Armor ladder, added info I got from mails, 
explored some new areas, fixed things, added new weapons, etc..its been a busy week.
[26/03/2003]*->V0.9
Finished half of the armor ladder, made some progress to the CGT, Added some new 
monsters
(some info provided by Darkside), added info from mails I got, made some progress 
with the
CGT and decided to make an .xls file about it instead of putting it here, however, 
the
most important areas will be left here, fixed typos around the FAQ, added some new 
Q&A's.
[28/03/2003]*->V1.0
Finished the Armor Ladder, got "every" monster (according to some people at the 
board)
Added some more info to the walkthrough.
Started to play .Hack//Divergence (http://www.glasscharm.org/hack)
Decided to split-up the document for easy reference.
The document shall be split into 3 separate docs:
1)Walkthrough FAQ
2)Monsters, Weapons and Armor FAQ
3)The Chaos Gate Theory homepage. (pending)

The first document will contain Sections  [1,2,3,4,5,10,11,12,13,15,16 and 17]
The second document will contain Sections [6,7,8,9,14,15,16 and 17]

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[IN2]                                   INTRODUCTION
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The Story takes place in the near future, On December 24th 2005, the entire internet 
stopped
functioning. Simultaneously, all networked computers and communcation control 
systems crashed,
causing great panic and confusion. The network was able to recover 77 minutes later.
The automatic retaliatory system of the United States began to operate erroneously 
and was
moving to a point of crisis. The virus creator was a mere 10-year-old elementary 
school student
After the incident, the only Operating System not affected by the virus later called 
"Pluto's Kiss" was the Altimit OS, which was secure enough to withstand the damage 
done by
the virus, it will later become the most popular used operating system in the globe. 
Additionally, there was a restriction on Networked Entertainment because of the 
incident.

Two years later,CyberConnect Corporation began play testing "The Fragment", an 
online game 
that will later become "The World", "The Fragment" was sold to them by Harold Hewick,
a German programmer, the network council of the world lifted the restriction on 
online
gaming to boost the entertainment economy. By the end of the year, "The World" became
available for download all around the globe, thousands of people begin downloading 
the game.

The year is now 2010,you are invited by your schoolmate, Yasuhiko, to play the 
online game
"The World" While playing the game both you and your friend are attacked by an 
unknown monster.
As a result, Yasuhiko becomes comatose in the real world.
Despite his friend condition, youn continue to play The World believing you'll find 
a 
way to help your friend out of the coma, and to determine why it happened.
While playing, you accept the Book of Twilight from a mysterious girl in white. 
You are transformed into an outlaw player within the game wielding the very same 
power
responsible for Orca's(Yasuhiko) condition.

You take on the role of the player who controls the player character Kite in "The 
World", 
trying to find the explanation behind your friend's coma that is somehow linked to 
that 
little girl and the monster that is chasing her, you must find items, weapons and 
even
friends to help you on your investigation and finally confront the truth behind the 
game.

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[SW3]                     SPOILER-FREE/FAST WALKTHROUGH 
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The hardest thing about the game are the boss battles, these are covered on another 
section
of the FAQ, here is a spoiler-free and fast walkthrough for those people who are 
stuck     
in-between events and dont know what to do next to progress the 
story.                     
                   
After the Orca Incident:
01)Go to the Boards, and post a message about Orca.
02)Check you mail.
03)Log Into "The World".
After meeting the new person.
04)Use The Chaos Gate.
05)Add the new member to your party using the Party command as Orca explained.
06)Use The Chaos Gate again with the new address.
07)Log Out, Check the message you wrote about Orca.
08)Log In,Go the the alley and meet someone.
After meeting the new person.
09)Check the board, Read the Topics: [Is This and Event Character?] and [Protected 
Area].
10)Go meet this event character using the keywords,make a party before you go.
11)Find and enter the dungeon, get to the bottom.
After meeting the new people.
12)Go to the new area you got from him,make a party before you go.
13)Find and enter the dungeon, get to the bottom,help him. 
14)Log Out,Check your mail.
15)Log In,Get your stuff.
16)Log Out,Check your mail.
17)Log in,Go to the area you read about in your mail, alone.
18)Get to the bottom.
19)After the tutorial, add them both to your party.
20)Hack the gate you got from the Board:Topic:[Protected Area].
21)Go down the dungeon until you hit bottom.
22)Log Out,Check the board, Topic:[Weapon Information].
23)Make a party, go there, hit bottom,get statue's treasure.
24)Log Out,Check the board, Topic: [Is This and Event Character?]
25)Log In, stroll Around town without BlackRose until you get new mail.
26)Log Out, Check BlackRose's mail to you. Head over there.
27)Explore the new town, power up, get ready to go where BlackRose told you,call an 
ally.
28)Get to the Bottom of the Dungeon.
29)Go to Delta Server.
30)Go where Elk tells you.
31)Get to the bottom, kill boss.
32)Log Out, Log In.
33)Help Piros.
34)Log Out, Read the Board, Two Topics: [Weapon Information] and [Miss Gardenia fan 
Club!!]
35)Go to both areas, get to the bottom, find the statues, get back.
36)Log Out, Read the Board, Topic: [Test Version of "The World"]
37)Log In, Call BlackRose, wait, Log Out, Check Mail.
38)Try to go where BlackRose's mail told you.
39)Log Out, Log Back In, go to Theta server.
40)Go to the area Mistral told you, get into the dungeon, get to the bottom.
41)Log Out, read BlackRose's mail, Log back in. Add her to your party and go where 
she tells you.
42)Log Out, read the Board: Topic: [MISSING].
43)Log In , wait, Log Out,check mail, check Board:Topic:[To Orca].
44)Log In , go to the field you read in the board.
45)Go to the field Bob told you.
46)Go the the dungeon, and to the third floor, find Linda.
47)Go to the field Linda told you.
48)Log Out, Check your mail. Go to the field BlackRose talks about.
49)Log Out, Check the board topic: [MISSING] Log back in.
50)Recieve e-mail, Log Out, read it, Log In.
51)Recieve e-mail, Log Out, read it, Log In.
52)Go to Theta server, Hack the Gate to the keywords the mail told you.
53)Kill the last boss. You win the game, congratz!
                   
If you feel like I skipped an important "step" to complete the game, please mail me 
at:    
 ChaosGateTheory@hotmail.com with SFW as Subject. Thanks           
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[WT5]                                   WALKTHROUGH          
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||                            Yet to return, the shadowed 
one                                ||
||                           who quests for the Twilight 
Dragon.                             ||
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||                                Rumbles the Dark 
Hearth,                                   ||
||              and Helba, The Queen of the Dark, has raised finally her 
army.               ||
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||                         Apeiron,King of the 
Light,beckons...                              ||
||                        At the base of the rainbow, they 
meet.                             ||
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||                    Against the abominable "Wave", together, they 
fight.                   ||
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||                                   Alba's lake 
boils.                                      ||
||                            Light's great tree doth 
fall.                                  ||
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||                Power--all now to droplets turned in the temple of Arche 
Koeln             ||
||                    Returns to nothing, this world the shadowless 
ones.                    ||
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||                             Never to return, the shadowed 
one                             ||
||                             who quests of the Twilight 
Dragon.                            ||
||                                      --Epitaph of the Twilight : Emma 
Weland              ||
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  >>>>>Registering on "The World"          
  After this enigmatic poem spoken in German, you must now register in "The World", 
first  
  you must fill out the User Name, I filled my User Name as Celdric, because I use 
that    
  nickname when I use my e-mail, you can fill it with any name you want. After that, 
you   
  must fill the Character Name, this name will be the one that other characters will 
use   
  to call you on "The World", to choose a letter, move the feather to highlight a 
letter,  
  and press the 'X' button, press End, to Accept the name. I used the default 
Character    
  name Kite. After this, just select Yes and press 'X'.

  >>>>>Meet your Desktop
  Now, you will be shown your desktop, on the left-side menu, you have 6 
options:          

  The World: Use this to acess the player's board and the game 
itself.                     
  Mailer   : This is your mail, you will get important e-mails here, check this 
whenever   
             the word "New" appears besides it, on the Menu.       
  News     : News from the real world, although it doesnt play a role on the game, 
it is   
             quite nice to read it and get a "feel" of the story, and the .Hack 
universe.  
  Accessory: Use this to change the image on the background(Desktop Image), intially 
you   
             get three images, but you aquire more via the Ryu Books, see its 
section.     
  Audio    : You can change the tedious background music with this option, also see 
some   
             movies from the game, after you finish it. See Ryu Books for more 
details.    
  Data     : Use this to save the progress you have made on the 
game.                      
                   
  >>>>>Logging into "The World"            
  Now, lets get the "Real" game going! Use the menu to select "The World" and press 
on it. 
  It will take you to main menu of the "The World", if you are new, I suggest 
reading the  
  board, you should read the board often, since it will have an important role on 
the      
  story of the game. After reading the board, select and press on "Log In", to 
access the  
  Delta server, for your first time.       

  >>>>>Meeting Orca
  Meet Orca aka Yasuhiko, he is a very close friend to you, he will teach you 
somethings   
  about he game, so go ahead and heed his advise, and do as he says, afterwards you 
will   
  be transported to "Bursting Passed Over Aqua Field", follow Orca's instructions, 
then    
  you will finally, be able to get control over your character.    

  Move around and clear all the gate's you see around you, use a Speed Charm on 
yourself   
  to move faster, to do this, press triangle->Items->Press Right->Choose Speed Charm 
then  
  press 'X'. After you kill all 4 goblins, enter the Dungeon.

  >>>>>"Bursting Passed Over Aqua Field"[Dungeon]                  
  Do as Orca says, when you finally get the control of Kite back, I suggest you go 
and     
  explore the dungeon, remember, blue chests are trapped and you should use a 
Fortune Wire 
  on it first,go down to B2 and find a room with a wierd floating statue. After 
getting    
  loot, go back upstairs the way you came and get outside.         

  >>>>>Meeting BlackRose                   
  Well, its as good time as any to save your game now, do so. Then check out the 
board in  
  "The World", after doing it,quit the game and check your mail, you will get a 
wierd mail.
  Try to go into "The World" now, you will meet BlackRose. After talking to her, try 
to    
  use the Chaos Gate to return to the field Orca took you, you will be interrupted 
by her.  
  Allow yourself to escort her to the new field she speks of, first, ass her to your 
party  
  the same way you did Orca before, then use the Chaos gate, use the World List 
option and 
  gate to "Hidden Forbidden Holy Ground", just follow the story... 
                   
  >>>>>Back on Mac Anu                     
  Log Out of "The World", by pressing the Triangle button and choosing Log Out, then 
check 
  the board to see if anyone has replied to your post, afterwards, go check your 
mail.     
  Read Helba's mail(havent you read this name before?), then Log Into "The 
World".          
                   
  >>>>>Meeting Mia and Elk                 
  After logging in, you will see Sieg(Liminality) and some other guy talking about 
Mia,    
  the game will show you the alley they are talking about, go see Mia and Elk. 
  After they leave, Log out and read the board, specially the following Topics:
  1)Is this an Event Character?            
  2)Protected Area 
  After doing so, log into the game, and call BlackRose, so she can help you 
investigate.  
                   
  >>>>>Powering Up 
  Remember the treasures you got from the statue with Orca? You will use them to 
trade and 
  get a better equipment for you and BlackRose. Find Hayate or Macky, and trade her 
5      
  Health Drinks and the Steel Blades to get the Slayer for BlackRose, Hayate also 
has the  
  Snow Panther, the item will be a "must get" later, if you can get it now, do so, I 
got
  them for a Yellow Candy (which I got from the statue) and 5 antidotes, Now you must
  concentrate on getting a new weapon for Kite at least above level 5.
  If you can, try to get the Raitei from Koji. I traded 5 Mage's Souls for it,
  some Mountain Boots will come in Handy too. Give the Slayer to BlackRose. 
  How? Talk to her and choose gift, press left once to go to the equipment menu,
  choose Slayer and press 'X'. BlackRose will equip the Slayer and thank you. 
  Get any body armor above level 8 for Kite, if you can, this will help you out 
some, but  
  its entirely optional. Remember, you dont have to be level 8 to wear level 8 
equipment.  
                   
  If you cant find Hayate,Macky or Koji, I suggest you log out, then Log back In, 
and try  
  to find them again, the people running around differ each time you log in,the 
person you
  are looking for will show up eventually, or you can try to play a low-level area 
in the 
  meantime...  
                   
  >>>>>General Tips[GRAL]                  

  About Skills:Always have Ap Corv and Ap Vorv handy, At Torv is useful too.
  If you dont have eq that gives you these skills, I suggest buying some "Bloods" 
from the
  item shop, they will come in handy, specially if the area's monsters are 4 or more 
levels
  above yours.  Ap Do is a must, you can either use the Speed Charms to get faster, 
or you
  can do the Zeit Statue Mini Quest and get the Time equipment which allows you to 
abotain
  this skill...I recommend the Speed Charms, it easier.

  Always have someone in the party that is able to cast, at least 1 spell, some 
monsters
  can only be Data Drained after getting hit by a Magic Spell, others (like 
Halloween)
  are inmune to physical attacks, thus you can only vanquish them with magic. If you
  dont want to use equipment that gives you magic spells, try buying and having 
magic scrolls.

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  About the Fields: If you get lost, press select, this will switch you to the 
Overall map,
  this map is a Zoom Out of the area, it will help you locate the Dungeon faster.
  Pressing Select, again, will turn off the map, pressing it a third time, will 
reveal the
  Default Map again.

  Never, (unless you know what you're doing) go to a field 5 or more levels above 
yours,
  you will get wiped out, specially if you go alone.
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  About Items: I suggest you have at least 5 resurrects,20 health drinks, 10 
antidotes,
  10 restoratives, 5 Mage's Soul, 25 fortune wires, 3 Fairy Orbs and 1 Sprite Ocarina
  all the time.
  
  *(The Sprite Ocarina is optional if you travel with "friends", as they can use 
their own
         to teleport out of a dungeon when you order them to use the ocarina)
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  About equipment: Always be on the lookout for new eq from the people that trade 
for you.
  Weapons with Critical Hit are excellent to combine with skills that hit a lot of 
times.
  You should always carry or store weapons with Elemental Skills, specially Thunder 
Coil 
  (for Shining Eyes) Gale of Swords (Mu Guardians and some Bosses) and Swirling Dark
  (for Menhirs...God! I hate those @"&$#5!!).

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  Now..on with the game...

  >>>>>"Expansive Haunted Sea of Sand"     
  Well, I hope you feel ready for the next dungeon, with BlackRose in your party, 
and with 
  Slayer being wielded by her, it should not be that much of a problem. Head for the 
ChaosGate 
  and choose "Expansive Haunted Sea of Sand" from the word list. The second you get 
there, 
  use a Speed Chant on yourself and, if you got the Snow Panther and the Mountain 
Boots,   
  press the square button and choose Strengthen!, that will order BlackRose to use 
either  
  the Snow Panther or the Mountain Boots you gave her, do it twice so both of you 
have     
  boosted Attack and/or Defense parameters, remember to use a Strengthing skill 
yourself.  
  Well, enough preparing, go out there and find the Dungeon, the more you fight, 
the       
  better you will be off later. Once you enter the dungeon, go to the bottom of it 
to      
  encounter the first boss of the game. If you want help defeating this boss, read 
the     
  boss strategy section, find this in this document using the Find or Search feature 
on    
  navigator or text editor: [YA2]<-This will take you to a strategy to kill the 
boss.      
                   
  >>>>>Meeting Mistral & Piros             
  What was she doing there in the first place, I dont know, but she is such a cute 
kid!    
  She will come in handy later, good thing she gives you her member address, for now,
  you should be back in town, and meeting this wierd guy named Piros,he will tell 
you some 
  new keyword and a combination to use it. So, we must get ready first, you should 
try to  
  get the things I mentioned in "Powering Up" a page above for you and BlackRose and 
some  
  new thingies for Mistral, as she will be your next party member, so, call Mistral 
and    
  go shopping,restock on Speed Charms,Health Drinks and Fortune Wires. If you can, 
find    
  and get a Newt Necklace for Mistral, and some decent eq. A weapon above level 5 
will do 
  her some good too. If you are short on funds, do some random chaos gating, but be 
careful
  not to go to an area 3 or more levels above your own. After you are ready, and 
have 
  equipped yourself, you should have each party member (Except Mistral) have a skill 
thats 
  raises a Physical  parameter, 
  Ap Vorv: From Snow Panther               
  Ap Corv: From Mountain Boots             
                   
  >>>>>Indiscreet Gluttonous Pilgrimage[Dungeon]                   
  Pretty straightforward, go into the field, go down the levels, kill the 
boss.             
  Boss ID:[EA2] If you have the equipment I mentioned, and level 6 or 7, you should 
be ok. 
  Oh yeah, in B3, when you get into a crossroad. Go left first, get the statue's 
treasure, 
  then get ready for the "boss" to the north.[See the boss section 
below]                  
                   
  >>>>>The Book of Law                     
  After returning to town, sell your extra scrolls and armor/weapons you got from 
the trip 
  that you dont need, then say bye to your girls and Log Out to check your 
mail.           
  Yer a wiener! Go pick up your prize at any shop. Seconds later, you should hear a 
sound, 
  that means you have new mail. Go read it.
                   
  >>>>>Mia's Quest[Boundless Corrupted Fort Walls]                 
  Mia wants you to go there alone, if you are below level 8, you should get some 
party     
  members and level for a while. You should get yourself decent equipment as well. 
Since   
  youre going Solo, its wise to bring some power-up scrolls from the item 
shop:            
  Warrior's Blood: To increase Physical Attack.       [100GP]      
  Knight    Blood: To increase Physical Defense.      [100GP]      
  Hunter    Blood: To increase Physical Accuracy.     [100GP]      
  Beast     Blood: To increase Magical Defense.       [100GP]      
  and at least, have 10 Health Drinks..make it 30...go to the magic shop, and stock 
on 
  speed charms get a Hermit's Bane and a Knight's Bane. Go to the Chaos Gate, 
  and get ready for a small trip into..HELL! Nah, if you have good equipment and at 
least 
  level 8, this should be as easy as pie..Wyrm pie. Well, get into the dungeon and 
go all
  the way to the bottom, the boss ID is [RW2]. If you have trouble killing it, use 
the boss
  guide below. Remember, when you see a purple/pink fog before an exit, it means the 
boss 
  is there,use all the scrolls you bought and get ready to fight. After you kill it, 
you will be    
  sent back to town.                       
                   
  >>>>>Hacker[Closed Oblivious Twin Hills] 
  After Mia's speech, go to the board and read the Topic: Protected area, if you 
havent    
  done so, when I told you a few pages ago. Add both Elk and Mia to your party and 
access  
  Closed Oblivious Twin Hills,Mia should teach you how to Hack Gates now. Battle a 
while   
  on the field, if you feel Mia and/or Elk are completely useless and that they need 
to   
  be upgraded, Gate Out and buy some equipment for Mia and Elk. I recommend the 
Dogman's   
  Sword from Mutsuki and some Snow Panther for Mia, and a Newt Necklace and a good 
wand above
  5th level for Elk. Do what you can, and then go back to the area and descend. 
  Bring some scrolls for you and Mia if you like. Head Down, kill boss.            
  Boss ID: [WA2] You might have trouble with the Mimics around here, just be sure to 
give  
  Mia and Elk at least 5 restorative potions as a gift, so they can restore you or 
each    
  other if they get confused. As always, give them 2 or 3 resurrects in case you 
die.      
                   
  >>>>>Getting the Spiral Edge[Raging Passionate Melody]           
  Log Out, get into the Board, read the Topic:Weapon Information.  
  Log Back In, form a party with your favorite characters and go to Raging 
Passionate      
  Melody. Power up first, get some scrolls, then go to the bottom of the dungeon, 
you are  
  looking for the Gantt Statue, there wont be any bosses here, but some pesky 
enemies      
  instead, the dreaded Fiend Mehirs...these guys are so annoying because they can 
resurrect
  monsters you already killed. If you see one of this jumpin things of..data..go 
kill them 
  ASAP, if there are more than 1, use area skills to get them all at the same time 
or      
  tell a party member to use skills on one of them, while you work the other.
  
  Another strategy against Menhirs, is to Data Drain them, if other Menhir resurrects
  the Data Drained Menhir, that Menhir will resurrect in its Data Drained form.
                   
  >>>>>On Aura's Trail [Quiet Eternal White Devil]                 
  After you meet Natsume and getting back to town, log out and read the Board, 
Topic:      
  Is This An Event Character?,Log out, check mail, Log In, walk around until you get 
more  
  mail, Log Out, read it, it should be from BlackRose telling you to go to the other 
Theta 
  server and telling you some keywords,Log In, use the Chaos Gate and choose Other 
Servers 
  select Theta server, you will meet up with BlackRose there,form a party but you 
have to  
  include BlackRose in it,take some time to explore the town and upgrade your 
weapons.     
  You will see a pig-like creature somewhere around the southwest, thats a Grunty, 
check   
  the grunty section for more info on those, or check some detailed faqs about them, 
they  
  are not that critical to your sucess on the game, but may yield some interesting 
armor   
  and equipment, not to mention a fast way to travel the fields.   
  Anyway,Go to the field, to the Dungeon, and to the bottom. Watch out for Grass, 
they can 
  put you to sleep, bring restoratives.    
                   
  >>>>>Elk  [Plenteous Smiling Hypha]      
  Go to Delta server and talk to Elk, go where he tells you to, but first get some 
earth   
  equipment, and some earth attack spells and skills, the boss will be of earth 
element and
  you can take advantage of this, since only you and Elk will be going, equip Elk 
well and 
  go to the area, and to the bottom.The Air Wand is a good choice. BOSS ID:
[KS2]           
                   
  >>>>>Naive Piros[Putrid Hot-blooded Scaffold]                    
  After you return to town, Call Piros and equip him with some good weapons, Log 
Out, 
  see some posts, Log Back In. You should see Mia and Piros talking, Piros will have 
  a problem and Mia tells him where he can get the solution. Power up and help him 
find it. 
  Make your party, Piros must be in it. Go to the area, and down to the dungeon,
  you must open ALL treasure boxes in the dungeon, so be sure to explore ALL of it.
  You cant give him any weapons after the quest started. Thats why I told you to 
equip him
  before he met Mia. :) 
  
  >>>>>Meeting Gardenia[Soft Solitary Tri Pansy]
  After you finish helping Piros, Log Out and check the board, you can do any of the 
two
  mini-quests, meeting Sanjuro, or meeting Gardenia, we will do Gardenia first.
  To meet Gardenia, check the topic:Miss Gardenia Fan Club!!, read all the posts 
until you
  read one with the keywords you need to find her, afterwards, get back to the World 
and
  make a party with your favorite characters, and get to "Soft Solitary Tri Pansy".
  Make your way down, to the bottom of the dungeon, at B4, Gardenia will be waiting 
for
  you North of the crossroads, to the west, the Statue will be waiting for you,
  get it before going to Gardenia.

  >>>>>Meeting Sanjuro[Hideous Destroyer's Far Thunder]
  After you meet Gardenia, Sell unwanted stuff, trade for better eq, re-stock, and 
then
  Log Out, check the Board, the topic: Weapon Information, read every post until you 
get
  the keywords, form a party, go there, get to the bottom, same drill.
               
  >>>>>Going After Aura[Cursed Despaired Paradise]
  After youre done, Log Out and check the topic on the board called: Test version of 
  "The World", read all of it, Log back In, then try to add BlackRose in your party, 
she
  will not be available, 3 seconds later you will recieve an e-mail, from BlackRose, 
telling
  you the True location of Aura, go over to Theta server and meet BlackRose, add her 
to
  your party and call one of your favorite characters to join you as well, equip 
them with
  the best eq you can trade for, and re-stock items. You will be unable to enter the 
area 
  because its protected and you lack a Virus Core Q...
  
  >>>>>Getting a Virus Core Q[Collapsed Momentary Spiral]
  Wait a minute or so, and you will recieve another mail, so go read it, even if you 
didnt
  get one, Log out, and Log back in. In Theta server, you will see Mistral talking 
with 
  Apeiron...havent you read that name before?...anyway follow the scene, and Mistral 
will
  tell you some keywords, so, go there..you need to add Mistral to your party, you 
can 
  bring someone else along too! Go down to the bottom of the dungeon, kill the boss, 
and
  get Virus Core Q..bring Anti-Wood Eq..Earth Eq..[TR2]

  >>>>>Going After Aura...again[Cursed Despaired Paradise]
  After you get back, Log Out and check mail. Go back to Theta server and add 
BlackRose
  to your party, and someone else. Equip them with good eq, go sell unwanted stuff, 
power
  up, etc.. I got a pretty cool staff called StarStorm Staff, it summons two 
elementals..
  maybe you can get it before going into the gate..anyway, Hack the gate and go to 
the
  area, if you lack more Virus Cores, then go to other areas, and start Data 
Draining.
  Ok. Find the Dungeon using the Overall map(select), then go into it. Go to the
  bottom and....

  >>>>>Meeting Bob[Bursting Passed Over Aqua Field]
  After you get back, Log Out and read the Board: Topic: MISSING, Log back In and
  run around until you recieve an e-mail from BlackRose, then go check the board 
again.
  A new post will be around named To Orca, Kite will recognize what Bob is talking 
about
  and conclude to go to Bursting Passed Over Aqua Field, so go there and meet him.
  He will tell you about Linda, and give you the keywords to meet her, so go ahead 
and do
  so.

  >>>>>Meeting Linda[Buried Pagan Fiery Sands]
  Now form a party and head to the field where Linda should be, locate the dungeon 
and
  get to the second floor and look for Linda, she will give you more keywords..

  >>>>>Gouged Room[Lonely Silent Great Seal]
  Go the the field she speaks of, and get to the bottom of the Dungeon. To get into
  the field you need to Hack the gate, do so with your virus cores, if you lack of
  the necessary virus cores, go to other fields to aquire them.

  >>>>>Meeting Meg[Great Distant Fertile Land]
  After getting out, Log out and check your mail. Read BlackRose's mail and go to
  Theta server, there, you will meet up with BlackRose, add her to your party and
  add someone else for backup. Go to the field and go to the deepest level of the
  dungeon.

  >>>>>Helba's Help
  Log Out and check the board, the topic: MISSING. Log In, wait a while, then Log 
Out.
  Read BlackRose's mail, Log In, wait a while, then Log Out. Read Helba's mail.
  This is the final area...so we better start to get equipped.

  >>>>>Powering up for the Final Battle[Chosen Hopeless Nothingness]
  Well, you need to take BlackRose, so I guess we should equip her with the best
  items we got. I recommend you level up, until you are level 28-30. Use the last
  two fields you went to, to level or, or even the final area. This will yield exp
  and money to buy lots, and lots of Resurrects, Mage's Souls, Health Drinks and
  Blood..plenty of blood!! Im not kidding, get 15 of every blood, well, if you are
  not going to bring along a Magic User like Mistral or Elk, just bring Warrior,
  Knight and Hunter Blood. Equip BlackRose with the Spider Blade, as it has a 
  Critical Hit effect and has good stats, or use the Claymore. Your best weapon,
  you will get it at the field, so bring the best weapon you have found so far
  along..also, bring eq that boosts your Water Element. Remember to give your party
  members resurrects as a gift, in case you die instead of them. Just order them
  to First Aid! and they will resurrect you...if they have resurrects left.

  BOSS ID[SKEITH2]

  >>>>>What now?
  Well, there are two sub-quests I havent mentioned yet, because its not part
  of the main story: The Mummy Ship quest and the Goblin quest.
  After you see the ending and save, you will be back at your "desktop", read
  the new mail, you will gain a new keyword and an objective.
  Also, if you are a super-uber fan like me, you can start playing .Hack//Divergence
  this is a free online RPG game. (http://www.glasscharm.org/hack)

  >>>>>Goblin Equipment
  If you havent been curious, in the board, there is a topic named: Let's play Tag
  There, you will see Someone challenging you to a game of tag, and will give you
  new keywords, if you access the field(and you must do it alone), you will encounter
  a goblin who will challenge you to "Catch" him, what really needs to be done is to
  kill it. There will be 5 of this games, each harder and faster than the last.
  You get goblin equipment as a reward for "killing" them.

  >>>>>The Mummy Ship[Hideous Someone's Giant]
  Well, after Skeith, you could bet no other monster could give you a beating...think
  again. After reading an e-mail from Roy@bandai, you will be granted this keyword:
  Giant, combining it with Hideous Someone's, you will be able to travel to an 
airship
  where, after 3 levels, you will meet the Parasite Dragon, it has 9999 hp, and some
  devastating attacks that could kill in 1 blow. Bring plenty of resurrects and 
drinks!
  A rare Twin Blade weapon will be your reward after beating him up, or will it be 
the
  other way around?

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[BS4]                             BOSSES STRATEGIES      
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  [YA2]->Buggy HeadHunter[Expansive Haunted Sea of Sand]           
  Boss Level: 5    
  Boss Weakness: Thunder Attacks         
  Boss Attacks : Ani Zot(Darkness Spell)
  Recommended Skills: Thunder Dance, Staccatto, Ap Corv.           
  Recommended Items: Lighting Bolt Scroll [200GP] or any Thunder Offensive spell 
scroll.
  Recommended Weapons:                     
  Kite     : Fuse Blades or Raitei         
  BlackRose: Slayer
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  [EA2]->Rock Head[Indiscreet Gluttonous Pilgrimage]              
  Boss Level: 9    
  Boss Weakness: Wood Attacks
  Boss Attacks : None
  Recommended Skills: Orchid Dance, Staccatto, Ap Corv.            
  Recommended Items: Gale Breath Scroll [200GP] or any Wood Offensive spell 
scroll.    
                     10 health drinks, 3 Resurrects.
  Recommended Weapons:                     
  Kite     : Lath Blades or Raitei         
  BlackRose: Slayer
  Orchid Dance it. If you get hit hard, heal with health drinks.
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  [EA2]->Bugged Red Wyrm[Boundless Corrupted Fort Walls]           
  Boss Level: 8    
  Boss Weakness: Water Attacks             
  Boss Attacks : Vak Kruz(Fire Attack)
  Recommended Skills: Staccatto, Ap Corv, Ap Vorv                  
  Recommended Items:  Scroll [200GP]
  Recommended Weapons:                     
  Kite     : Raitei
  Comments: Use the general strategy, but if your hp falls below 80, heal 
yourself.        
  Have a Mage Soul handy if your SP is low when its Data Drain protection goes 
off.        
  Its is of vital importance to use all scrolls that boost your defense, if your 
level is  
  below 10.        
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  [WA2]->Bugged Stone Turtle[Closed Oblivious Twin Hills]          
  Boss Level: 13    
  Boss Weakness: Wood Attacks              
  Boss Attacks : GiGan Don(Earth Spell)
  Recommended Skills: Staccatto,Orchid Dance,Ap Corv, Ap Vorv      
  Recommended Items: Gale Breath Scroll [200GP] or any Wood Offensive spell scroll.
  Recommended Weapons:                     
  Kite     : Raitei,Lath Blades            
  Elk      : Air Wand                      
  Mia      : Any blademaster weapon above level 8, Dogman's Sword  
  Comments: Use the general strategy, but if your hp falls below 80, heal yourself 
or      
  get Elk to First Aid,Get Elk to use Juk Rom on it with his Air 
Wand.                     
  Have a Mage Soul handy if your SP is low when its Data Drain protection goes 
off.        
  Its is of vital importance to use all scrolls that boost your defense, if your 
level is  
  below 10.        
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  [WA2]->Bugged Killer Snaker[Pleterous Smiling Hypha]              
  Boss Level: 16   
  Boss Weakness: Wood Attacks
  Boss Attacks : Megan Rom( Earth Attack)
  Recommended Skills: Staccatto,Orchid Dance,Gale of Swords     
  Recommended Items: Gale Breath Scroll [200GP] or any Wood Offensive spell scroll.
  Recommended Weapons:                     
  Kite     : Raitei,Lath Blades,Ronin Blades            
  Elk      : Air Wand                      
  Comments: Use the general strategy, but if your hp falls below 80, heal yourself 
or      
  get Elk to First Aid,Get Elk to use Juk Rom on it with his Air 
Wand.                     
  Have a Mage Soul handy if your SP is low when its Data Drain protection goes 
off.        
  Its is of vital importance to use all scrolls that boost your defense, if your 
level is  
  below 10. Elk should be far away from the snake, because he could die in a single 
blow.

  **Avi Vegh mailed me, and he recommends using the skill Gale Of Swords from the
    Ronin Blades, you can Data Drain this weapon from the Heavy Metal monsters 
roaming
    outside Pleterous Smiling Hypha.
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  [TR2]->Bugged Thousand Trees[Collapsed Momentary Spiral]              
  Boss Level: 18   
  Boss Weakness: Earth Attacks              
  Boss Attacks : RaJuk Rom(Wood Spell)
  Recommended Skills: Gan Rom, Staccatto
  Recommended Items: Raging Earth Scroll [200GP] or any Earth Offensive spell scroll.
  Recommended Weapons:                     
  Kite     : Raitei,Any weapon above lvl 10.           
  Mistral  : Fossil Bracer(Gan Rom), Adian's Rod.                     
  Comments: Use the general strategy, Tell Mistral to keep casting Gan Rom until the
  tree protect breaks, Data Drain it. Protect Mistral from the Tree,Repeat.

  ********************************Avi Vegh 
Strategy****************************************
  *For the Bugged Thousand Trees equip kite with armor like the wyrm hide or miners 
gloves*
  *both at LV 11 to cast Gan Don along with Minstral. Also by the time you fight 
the      *
  *Thousand Trees boss all if not most characters should/must be level 14 - 
20+           *
  
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****
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  [SKEITH2]->The Terror of Death: Skeith[Chosen Hopelesness Nothingness]
  Boss Level : 35
  Boss Weakness: None found so far.
  Recommended Skills: Thunder Coil or Staccatto, any Single Level 2 Skill. 
                      SP Cost 30 or less.
  Recommended Items: 99 Health Drinks, 40 Resurrects, 20 Antidotes, 20 Restoratives, 
  30 Mage Souls, 10 of every Blood.
  Recommended Weapons: 
  Kite          :Master Blades
  BlackRose     :Master Sword or Spider Blade.
  Piros         :Master Axe

  *I suggest you go find the Ceramic Helm, its an excellent piece of eq, it can
  be found in the statue's treasure of Theta Dog Dancing Passionate Tri Pansy.

  The Master weapons will give you an Edge, the Critical Hits will help you bring
  Skeith down faster, try to use a skill that hits plenty of times, like Staccatto
  because each hit gets a chance of being critical. I used Piros and BlackRose and
  stayed in the back, because he can hit very hard, and both Piros and BR can 
withstand
  a swing of its giant red Q. Before entering battle, be sure to use all bloods on
  the three of you, and Ap Ruem to lower the damage taken by his Judgement.
  He will try, and most likely Data Drain one of your party members, the effect:
  He will take half of its HP, heal himself a bit and put ALL bad status effects
  on the victim, thats the reason you brought Antidotes and Restoratives with you.

  I concentrated on healing and resurreciting both of my party members, ordering
  them to use skills, and using Mage's Souls to restore their SP. Trying to stay away
  from Skeith. 60 health drinks, 10 resurrects and 15 Mage Soul's later, his Protect 
Break
  will appear, so Data Drain him..you could assume he will get weaker, but he wont. 
He will
  add an attack that can sweep everyone around here for 200-300 damage. Thats the 
reason you
  must stay away from him, or at least one of your party members must stay away, It 
has been
  more than 1 time that he killed all of us in two consecutive sweeps..he often 
likes to do
  that combo and take us all out in under a sec. Be careful, watch their and your HP 
at
  all times,use skills on Skeith and be patient, he will eventually collapse and die?

  Now, if you really want to take action, and dont want the healer job, as I 
suggested
  above, you can always bring Mistral with you instead of a Heavy Hitter and order 
her
  to First Aid from afar. You can bring down Skeith much faster, but at a greater 
risk.


 *****Avi Vegh 
Strategy*********************************************************************
 * Its easier to let BlackRose/Piros use their attack skills while Kite uses attack 
scrolls*
 * and healing potions/drinks on characters and revive restore status when necessary 
after *
 * DD him use speed charms on character to kill him quickly. Also having the Thunder 
Armor *
 * set LV 33 on all characters helps. Also this strategy could also work for the 
Parasite  *
 * Dragon 9999 HP hidden 
boss.                                                             *
 
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******
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[RBK]                                  RYU BOOKS           
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Ryu Books are Key Items that let you unlock extra Background Images and Background
Music for you AltLimit Desktop on the game, it also unlocks the "movies" of the game.
In order to gain a Ryu Book, you need to Data Drain a certain number of 
times.             
Here is a list of the times I had to Data Drain before Unlocking a Ryu 
Book.               
                   
10 Data Drains:  Ryu Book I    :Unlocks with:[10/20/30/40/50 Areas]   [5/10/15  
Hours   ]
20 Data Drains:  Ryu Book II   :Unlocks with:[50/100/150/200/300/400 TP]5/10 FP
[10/15 DP]
30 Data Drains:  Ryu Book III  :Unlocks with:        [20 Names][5/10 
Trades]            
40 Data Drains:  Ryu Book IV   :Unlocks with:           [40/80 Monsters]
50 Data Drains:  Ryu Book V    :Unlocks with:       [20000/50000 GP in Gifts]
60 Data Drains:  Ryu Book VI   :Unlocks with:[50/150/300 Chest][50/100/200 Box]
[5/15Gott]
70 Data Drains:  Ryu Book VII  :Unlocks with:[5/10 Mon][5/10 Grandpa][5/10/20/30 
Symbols]
80 Data Drains:  Ryu Book VIII :Unlocks with:[50 Grunty Food Obtained][All types 
listed ]
 
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[KI1]                                   KEY ITEMS            
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 The key items are items you get from certain people and places on the game, that 
play an  
 important role on the story or give you a special skill, unlike normal items, these 
items 
 are either rare and hard to get or play a crucial part on the story. This list 
concerns   
 those few items involved in .Hack//Infection.                     
                   
 Book of Law: Prize you get from the Cyber Connect Corp. Unfortunely, ever since you 
got   
              the power to Data Drain, your character became "Illegal" to the game, 
so     
              this book cant be used by you, at least not 
in .Hack//Infection.             
                   
 Book of Iron:Present from Apeiron, it will supposedly negate enemy attacks. Since 
the      
              book has to rewrite your character data, and you an illegal character, 
you   
              cant use this. I always wanted to give this to Mistral, she wanted it 
so bad.

 Epitaph 00  :A complete mystery, some people think there is a very special keyword 
in the
              poem leading to the castle in the sky, its jut speculation tho.

              "Shunning the field broken by Wave, 
              The shadowed girl whispers, "Surely, I will return."
              Alas, the truth unbeknownst, Awaiting her at the journey's end;
              Eternal mourning for her land."

              We know that "Wave" is some kind of enemy or monsters, because the 
epitaph
              of twilight(see Intro) talks how Helba and Apeiron fought against it.
              Since Helba is a woman(the intro refers to her as Queen), she might be 
the
              shadowed girl it talks about, after the fight she has returned, the 
epitaph
              might be telling us she has suffering ahead, and her land will be 
destroyed.

              Im certain Aura's not the girl, because they talk to her as 
              "the shinning girl".

 Herald's Note:Another mystery, probably a conversation or someone writing in a 
diary..
  
              "And so, I shall name her Aura. Without you, she would not exist.
              The shining girl Aura. We will entrust her with our will.
              Our future is in her hands. She is our..."

 Epitaph ?   :Its is Illegible, at least in this volume.

 Grunty Flute:Use it to call a Grunty in the fields on Theta, when you ride him, the
              enemies will not attack you and you wont activate Portals as you walk 
by
              them. You can get straight to the dungeon without fighting with this.
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[GR2]                                   GRUNTIES              
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  Grunties are pig/cow-like creatures that talk, and that you can breed in Highland
  City, the Grunty Food key items you have collected through the game are to feed 
them.
  There are three known types of Grunties on .Hack//Infection, each grunty has a 
special
  feeding pattern and has its own personality and benefits. I will describe them 
later
  in this section.

  [Grunty Food List]       
  Golden    Egg : Size[+2] 
  Bloody    Egg : Size[+2] Odor[+1] Rebel[+3]               Int[-3] Purity[-1]
  Immature  Egg : Size[+2] Odor[-3] Rebel[-1] Brutality[+3] Int[+2] Purity[+1]
  Bear Cat  Egg : Size[+2] Odor[-1] Rebel[-3] Brutality[+1] Int[+2] Purity[+3]
  Invisible Egg : Size[+2] Odor[+3] Rebel[+1]               Int[-1] Purity[-3]
  Grunt   Mints : Size[+1]          Rebel[+4] Brutality[-4] Int[-2] Purity[-1]
  Twilight Onion: Size[+1] Odor[+4] Rebel[+3] Brutality[-3]         Purity[+1]
  Snaky   Cactus: Size[+1] Odor[+1] Rebel[+5] Brutality[-2] Int[-1] Purity[+2]
  Oh   No  Melon: Size[+1] Odor[+3] Rebel[+1] Brutality[-1] Int[+1] 
  Cordyceps     : Size[+1] Odor[+2] Rebel[+2]               Int[+2] Purity[+4]
  White  Cherry : Size[+1] Odor[-1]           Brutality[+1] Int[+3] Purity[+5]
  Root Vegetable: Size[+1] Odor[-2] Rebel[-1] Brutality[+2]         Purity[+3]
  La   Pumpkin  : Size[+1] Odor[-3] Rebel[-2] Brutality[+3] Int[+5] 
  Mushroom      : Size[+1] Odor[-4] Rebel[-3]               Int[-3] Purity[-3]
  Mandragora    : Size[+1] Odor[+5]           Brutality[+4] Int[-4] Purity[-4]
  Piney Apple   : Size[+1]          Rebel[-4] Brutality[+5] Int[+4] Purity[-2]
  

  >>>>The 3 Grunties
  There are 3 known Grunties in the game: The Noble Grunty, The Iron Grunty and
  The Poison Grunty. The first time you raise any of them, the Grunty will give
  you the Grunty flute, which you can use to call it on the field.

  To get an Iron Grunty, Feed it 5 Golden Eggs and then feed 1 food of the type of
  food the grunty asks you for. If you do it right, when its size reachs 30, he will
  become an Iron Grunty.

  I dont know how to get a Poison Grunty, I know the formula some people have posted
  on their FAQs but since I dont want to rip them off, I will not list it here until
  I find a "technique" to get it.

  To get a Noble grunty, just feed it anything you want until its size reaches 30,in
  other words, just mess him up.
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[CDS]                                 CHEAT CODES          
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Currently, There are 82 Codes that I know of for Action replay, you can find them 
at:      
http://www.codejunkies.com/                
Here, I will list some codes, but because I dont want to ripoff the great guys 
at         
codejunkies, you should go to their site and check the rest to check them 
out..            
I do not own a GameShark, so please, if you have any questions go to 
codejunkies           
and ask them.      
                   
                              (M) 0E3C7DF2 1853E59E                
                                  EE8C2ACA BCBB675A                
                   
   Level Up:            Infinite Cash:     
Kite:                 CE1A8866 BCA99E6A        DE1A8862 C19E7B82   
BlackRose:            CE1A7B42 BCA99E6A        DE1A7B4E C19E7B82   
Piros:                CE1A8146 BCA99E6A        DE1A8142 C19E7B82   
Mia:                  CE1A8FBA BCA99E6A        DE1A8F46 C19E7B82   
Elk:                  CE1A87FE BCA99E6A        DE1A87FA C19E7B82   
Gardenia:             CE1A850A BCA99E6A        DE1A8516 C19E7B82   
Sanjuro:              CE1A8DD6 BCA99E6A        DE1A8DD2 C19E7B82   
Natsume:              CE1A87D2 BCA99E6A        DE1A87DE C19E7B82   
Mistral:              UNKNOWN                  UNKNOWN             
                   
On CodeJunkies you can also find codes for Infinite HP/SP, if you need em, check em 
there. 
Additionally, check this site for codes for other cheat devices 
thingies.                  
http://www.cmgsccc.com/ps2/index.php?multi=61                      

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[CGT]                           THE CHAOS GATE THEORY      
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** The theory states that a specific field on the chaos gate will always be the same 
as long **
** As the same keywords are used, treasures and monsters are random but everything 
else is   **
** the same. The map of the Dungeon, its number or regular non-portal, non-monster 
chests    **
** and portals will be the same. The Statue's Treasure will be similar, with some 
exceptions **
** described below, the food, Springs, etc...should all be there as 
well..                   **
**                                                                                   
        **
** But, how to prove the theory? Easy, Multiple Testing. I finished the game once, 
and saved **
** it, and started a new game. Each time I go into a new field, I recored everything 
I see,  **
** I save, then load the finished saved game, go there and check. The accuracy of 
these tests**
** are 95% effective. In almost every case, the area are the same, with the 
exceptions of    **
** treasure contents and monsters that appear on the 
portals.                                **
**                                                                                   
        **
** Now, Ive made some calculations, and it turns out there are 22,736 different 
keywords     **
** combinations, now, thats a lot. In the FAQ, I will list the most interesting ones 
and     **
** and the ones that you must go into to further the story. However, I will try to 
make      **
** a list of areas and its characteristics but It wont be added to this FAQ, instead 
I       **
** decided to make a homepage to aid in this effort. Why? Well, I have a lot of free 
time    **
** and want to stumble on a perfect area or into something special. I will try to 
record 3   **
** areas a day. If I do this alone, it will take me 21 years to finish..but if 10 
people     **
** help me out, it will take 2.1 years.., if 100 people help out, it will take 75 
days if    **
** 1000 people help, it will only take 7 and a half days...well, you get the 
idea..          **
** If you want to help, contact me at: ChaosGateTheory@hotmail.com 
Thanks!                   **
**                                                                                   
        **
** Well, without much further ado, below, is a list of the special areas in the game 
for     **
** your enjoyment and reference and all the different keywords and where to get them 
from.   **
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###############################        Server Keywords        
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Effect Acronym List:
F->Field Type           S->Structures           M->Monsters
D->Dungeon              A->Area Level           W->Weather
P->Magic Portal         G->Ground Level         I->Items

Part A Keywords:    Effects on Field:   How to get it:
Bursting                [D,S,A]
Hidden                  [D,S,A]         [Given by BlackRose when you meet her.   ]
Expansive               [D,S,A]         [Board:Topic:Is this an Event Character? ]
Boundless               [D,S,A]         [Given by Mia on an e-mail               ]
Closed                  [D,S,A]         [Board:Topic:Protected Area              ]
Quiet                   [D,S,A]         [Board:Topic:Is this an Event 
Character?:Re:Girl]
Plenteous               [D,S,A]         [Elk's Favorite Area, give by him.       ]
Collapsed               [D,S,A]         [Given by Mistral, after Book of Iron    ]
Cursed                  [D,S,A]         [Given by BlackRose on an e-mail         ]
Buried                  [D,S,A]         [Given by Bob                            ]
Lonely                  [D,S,A]         [Given by Linda                          ]
Great                   [D,S,A]         [Given by BlackRose:Meg's Location.      ]
Chosen                  [D,S,A]         [Given by Helba                          ]
Discovered              [D,W,G]
Indiscreet              [D,W,G]
Putrid                  [D,W,G]
Hideous                 [D,W,G]
Soft                    [D,W,G]
Beautiful               [D,W,G]
Raging                  [D,W,G]
Noisy                   [D,W,G]
Dog Dancing             [D,W,G]
Rejecting               [D,W,G]
Sleepy                  [D,W,G]
Sinking                 [D,W,G]
Greedy                  [D,W,G]
Voluptuous              [D,W,G]
Detestable              [D,W,G]         [Board:Topic:Lets Play Tag:Challenge Gob!]
Chronicling             [D]

Part B Keywords:
Passed Over             [D,M,I]
Forbidden               [D,M,I]         [Given by BlackRose when you meet her.   ]
Haunted                 [D,M,I]         [Board:Topic:Is this an Event Character? ]
Corrupted               [D,M,I]         [Given by Mia on an e-mail               ]
Oblivious               [D,M,I]         [Board:Topic:Protected Area              ]
Eternal                 [D]             [Board:Topic:Is this an Event 
Character?:Re:Girl]
Smiling                 [D,M,I]         [Elk's Favorite Area, give by him.       ]
Momentary               [D,M,I]         [Given by Mistral, after Book of Iron    ]
Despaired               [D,M,I]         [Given by BlackRose on an e-mail         ]
Pagan                   [D,M,I]         [Given by Bob                            ]
Silent                  [D,M,I]         [Given by Linda                          ]
Distant                 [D,M,I]         [Given by BlackRose:Meg's Location.      ]
Hopeless                [D,M,I]         [Given by Helba                          ]
Primitive               [F,D,P]
Gluttonous              [F,D,P]
Hot-Blooded             [F,D,P]
Destroyer's             [F,D,P]
Solitary                [F,D,P]
Someone's               [F,D,P]
Her                     [F,D,P]
Law's                   [F,D,P]
Talisman                [F,D,P]
Orange                  [F,D,P]
Organ Market            [F,D,P]
Agonizing               [F,D,P]
Geothermal              [F,D,P]
Golden                  [F,D,P]         [Board:Topic:Lets Play Tag:Challenge Gob!]
Passionate              [F,D,P]         [Board:Topic:Weapon Information          ]

Part C Keywords:
Aqua Field              [F,D,W]
Holy Ground             [F,D,W]         [Given by BlackRose when you meet her.   ]
Sea of Sand             [F,D,W]         [Board:Topic:Is this an Event Character? ]
Fort Walls              [F,D,W]         [Given by Mia on an e-mail               ]
Twin Hills              [F,D,W]         [Board:Topic:Protected Area              ]
White Devil             [F,D,W]         [Board:Topic:Is this an Event 
Character?:Re:Girl]
Hypha                   [F,D,W]         [Elk's Favorite Area, give by him.       ]
Spiral                  [F,D,W]         [Given by Mistral, after Book of Iron    ]
Paradise                [F,D,W]         [Given by BlackRose on an e-mail         ]
Fiery Sands             [F,D,W]         [Given by Bob                            ]
Great Seal              [F,D,W]         [Given by Linda                          ]
Fertile Land            [F,D,W]         [Given by BlackRose:Meg's Location.      ]
Nothingness             [F,D,W]         [Given by Helba                          ]
Melody                  [D]
Remnant                 [D]
March                   [D]
Giant                   [D]             [Given by Roy@Bandai when you kill Skeith]
Touchstone              [D]             [Board:Topic:Increasing Levels           ]
Sunny Demon             [D]             [Board:Topic:Lets Play Tag:Challenge Gob!]
Messenger               [D]             [Goblin#2]
Scent                   [D]             [Goblin#3]
New Truth               [D]             [Goblin#4]
Gate                    [D]             [Goblin#5]
Pilgrimage              [D]             [Given by Piros when you meet him.      ]
Scaffold                [D]             [Given by Mia, to help Piros.           ]
Far Thunder             [D]             [Board:Topic:Weapon Information.        ]
Tri Pansy               [D]             [Board:Topic:Miss Gardenia Fan Club!!   ]
Treasure Gem            [D]             [Given by Gardenia in an e-mail         ]
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Format Explanation:
*************************************************************************************
********
                        Keyword A       Keyword B       Keyword C  
Field Level:??  Element:???????? Portals[Field:?? Dungeon:??]  Dungeon Levels:?? 
#Chests:??  
Foods:Field[            ]        Dungeon[             ]         Spring[ ] Weather:
[        ]
Gott Treasures  : Item 1 OR Item 2 OR Item 3 OR etc...   
*************************************************************************************
********

KeyWord A  : The First  keyword.
KeyWord B  : The Second keyword.
KeyWord C  : The Third  keyword.
Field Level: The level of the field.
Element    : The element of the field.

Portals
Field      : The number of portals on the field.
Dungeon    : The number of portals in the dungeon.
*Remember that when you open them all, it will display
"All field portals open" or "All dungeon portals open".

Dungeon Levels:The number of floors the dungeon has.
#Chests       :The chests that are in the dungeon that are not spawned
               by killing a monster.
Foods
Field         :The type of food on the field.
Dungeon       :The type of Egg you find in the dungeon(not Golden egg)
Spring        :How close the spring is to the starting area:
               [N]Near  - Right ahead
               [C]Close - Some Walking is involved
               [F]Far   - You need Grunty's or Speed Charm's help.
Weather       :Day,Night,Sunset,Rain,Cloudy,Snowy.

Gott treasures: The Treasure you MIGHT get from the Gott Statue.
If the item is in [    ] it means the item is in the dungeon, but not in the Gott
Statue treasure but in a regular one somewhere in the deepest level.

#####################################################################################
########
##############################         Delta Server          
################################
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>IMPORTANT 
AREAS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
                       Bursting        Passed Over     Aqua Field    
Field Level:01  Element:Wood     Portals[Field:04 Dungeon:03]  Dungeon Levels:02 
#Chests:05  
Foods:Field[Mandragora  ]        Dungeon[    None     ]        Spring[ ] Weather
[         ] 
Gott Treasures  :Steel Blades                
*************************************************************************************
********
                       Expansive       Haunted         Sea of Sand   
Field Level:03  Element:Fire     Portals[Field:15 Dungeon:02]  Dungeon Levels:03 
#Chests:10  
Foods:Field[Oh No Melon ]        Dungeon[    None     ]        Spring[ ] Weather
[         ] 
Gott Treasures  :Cougar Bandana              
*************************************************************************************
********
                       Indiscreet      Gluttonous      Pilgrimage    
Field Level:04  Element:Earth    Portals[Field:16 Dungeon:09]  Dungeon Levels:03 
#Chests:03  
Foods:Field[Root Veggie ]        Dungeon[Inmmature Egg]        Spring[ ] Weather
[         ]
Gott Treasures  :Spark Blades,Hunter's Hood, 
*************************************************************************************
********
                       Boundless       Corrupted       Fort Walls    
Field Level:07  Element:Earth    Portals[Field:16 Dungeon:11]  Dungeon Levels:05 
#Chests:25  
Foods:Field[Root Veggie ]        Dungeon[Inmmature Egg]        Spring[ ] Weather
[         ] 
Gott Treasures  :Snow Panther                
*************************************************************************************
********
                       Closed          Oblivious       Twin Hills    
Field Level:10  Element:Wood     Portals[Field:16 Dungeon:06]  Dungeon Levels:03 
#Chests:02  
Foods:Field[ Mandragora ]        Dungeon[Immature Egg ]        Spring[ ] Weather
[         ]
Gott Treasures  :Frost Armor                 
*************************************************************************************
********
                       Raging          Passionate      Melody        
Field Level:07  Element:Fire     Portals[Field:16 Dungeon:12]  Dungeon Levels:03 
#Chests:11  
Foods:Field[Grunt Mints ]        Dungeon[Invisible Egg]          Spring[ ] Weather
[         ] 
Gott Treasures  :Spiral Edge                 
*************************************************************************************
********
                       Hideous          Destroyer's     Far Thunder    
Field Level:12  Element:Fire     Portals[Field:17 Dungeon:05]  Dungeon Levels:03 
#Chests:07  
Foods:Field[Twilight Onion]      Dungeon[Bear Cat Egg ]          Spring[ ] Weather
[         ] 
Gott Treasures  :Kotetsu Sword    
*************************************************************************************
********
                       Dog Dancing     Passionate      Tri Pansy     
Field Level:12  Element:Fire     Portals[Field:04 Dungeon:40]  Dungeon Levels:05 
#Chests:20  
Foods:Field[Oh No Melon   ]        Dungeon[Bloody Egg ]        Spring[ ] Weather
[         ]
Gott Treasures  :Fishing Gloves,Frost Anklet    
*************************************************************************************
********
                        Voluptuous     Her              Remnant      
Field Level:03  Element:Fire    Portals[Field:16 Dungeon:14]  Dungeon Levels:04 
#Chests:19  
Foods:Field[Grunt Mints   ]      Dungeon[Invisible Egg]       Spring[ ] Weather
[         ] 
Gott Treasures  :Kagayuzen,[Rusty Nails]
*************************************************************************************
********
                        Hideous        Organ Market     Scaffold     
Field Level:14  Element:Wood    Portals[Field:16 Dungeon:15]  Dungeon Levels:03 
#Chests:22  
Foods:Field[Mushroom    ]        Dungeon[Invisible Egg]       Spring[ ] Weather
[         ]
Gott Treasures  :Ice Bar    
*************************************************************************************
********
                        Chronicling    Pagan            Sunny Demon[BEST]  
Field Level:04  Element:Fire    Portals[Field:08 Dungeon:11]  Dungeon Levels:04 
#Chests:08  
Foods:Field[Snaky Cactus]        Dungeon[Bloody Egg   ]       Spring[ ] Weather
[         ]
Zeit Route:S,E,S,W,D,S,S,D,S,!P!,W,D,S,!P!,W,GOAL.
*************************************************************************************
********
#####################################################################################
########
##############################        Theta Server           
################################
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>IMPORTANT 
AREAS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
                       Quiet           Eternal         White Devil   
Field Level:13  Element:Water    Portals[Field:16 Dungeon:13]  Dungeon Levels:03 
#Chests:18  
Foods:Field[Cordyceps   ]        Dungeon[Bear Car Egg ]        Spring[-] Weather
[Snowing    ]
Gott Treasures  :None    
*************************************************************************************
********
                       Soft             Solitary        Tri Pansy     
Field Level:14  Element:Wood     Portals[Field:03 Dungeon:10]  Dungeon Levels:04 
#Chests:24  
Foods:Field[Piney Apple ]        Dungeon[Invisible Egg ]       Spring[-] Weather
[Forest     ]
Gott Treasures  :Bloody Blades
*************************************************************************************
********
                       Cursed           Despaired       Paradise
Field Level:20  Element:Darkness Portals[Field:16 Dungeon:06]  Dungeon Levels:03 
#Chests:07  
Foods:Field[La Pumpkin  ]        Dungeon[Bloody Egg    ]       Spring[F] Weather
[Night      ]
Gott Treasures  :No treasure.    
*************************************************************************************
********
                       Collapsed        Momentary       Spiral
Field Level:19  Element:Earth    Portals[Field:16 Dungeon:06]  Dungeon Levels:03 
#Chests:07  
Foods:Field[Root Veggie ]        Dungeon[Immature Egg  ]       Spring[-] Weather
[Night      ] 
Gott Treasures  :Sotetsu    
*************************************************************************************
********
                       Great            Distant         Fertile Land    
Field Level:23  Element:Darkness Portals[Field:?? Dungeon:11]  Dungeon Levels:03 
#Chests:28  
Foods:Field[Root Veggie ]        Dungeon[Immature Egg  ]       Spring[C] Weather
[Sunset     ] 
Gott Treasures  :
*************************************************************************************
********
                       Dog Dancing     Passionate      Tri Pansy     
Field Level:19  Element:Earth    Portals[Field:16 Dungeon:11]  Dungeon Levels:03 
#Chests:28  
Foods:Field[Root Veggie ]        Dungeon[Immature Egg  ]       Spring[ ] Weather
[         ] 
Gott Treasures  :Ceramic Helm,[Soul Blades]
*************************************************************************************
********
                       Voluptuous     Her              Remnant      
Field Level:20  Element:Water    Portals[Field:14 Dungeon:29]  Dungeon Levels:04 
#Chests:22  
Foods:Field[White Cherry]*       Dungeon[Bear Cat Egg  ]       Spring[ ] Weather
[         ] 
Gott Treasures  :Spirit Armor    
*************************************************************************************
********
                         Hideous        Organ Market     Scaffold     
Field Level:18  Element:Wood     Portals[Field:15 Dungeon:31]  Dungeon Levels:04 
#Chests:22  
Foods:Field[Mandragora  ]        Dungeon[Immature Egg ]        Spring[ ] Weather
[         ]
Gott Treasures  :Fire Dance Hat
*************************************************************************************
********
                        Hideous        Geothermal       Sea of Sand  
Field Level:30  Element:Fire     Portals[Field:10 Dungeon:07]  Dungeon Levels:02 
#Chests:07  
Foods:Field[Oh No Melon ]        Dungeon[None         ]        Spring[C] Weather
[Day        ]
Gott Treasures  :Thunder Armor   Note:[This is where the Flying "Castle" is seen.]
*************************************************************************************
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[Q&A]                               QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
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Q.-Is there an official homepage about .Hack//Infection in English?
A.-Yes, www.dothack.com

Q.-What does item X do?
A.-If it isnt on Key Items, the weapon list or the armor list, just read the 
description.
   Most of the time, it will tell you that is has a  effect.
   Just check what the skill does.

Q.-Am I going to need item X in the future?
A.-Dont know, I havent played the rest of the games yet. ^_^

Q.-Where can I level up?
A.-Use the random keyword function of the Chaos Gate until you see an area 2 or 3 
levels
   above yours, bring plenty of friends! If you cant, go to an area equal to your 
level.

Q.-The monsters are too hard! How can I get myself more powerful?
A.-Level Up, or get yourself higher level gear, go to a level 1 area, and kill 
everything,
   take every treasure and item, then trade for cool stuff, I once traded 20 Leather 
Coats
   (Lvl1 armor) for a FireDrake Mail(lvl 22 armor).

Q.-The game states that it has Mature Sexual Content...where is it? >=)
A.-Remember when you meet and help Natsume, the things that she tells you?
   That's the mature sexual content, and If you dont think BlackRose isnt enough 
Mature
   Sexual Content...well..you're a woman or have someone better.

Q.-Ive heard of .Hack//SIGN, what is it?
A.-The anime series that preludes .Hack//Infection, back when Aura was asleep and 
Skeith
   was not created, yet..

Q.-Where can I download .Hack//SIGN episodes?
A.-.Hack//SIGN is currently licensed by Bandai, thus you wont be able to find it 
around
   legally, .Hack//DUSK on the other hand isn't licensed yet, do a search for 
   ".Hack bit torrent", Good luck.
 
Q.-Where can I watch .Hack//SIGN?
A.-Cartoon Network, Saturday, 12AM/11AM Central after Zoids.

Q.-What is .Hack//DUSK?
A.-This anime series shows the events that happen 5 years after .Hack//Quarantine. 
   (The 4th .Hack game for PS2)

Q.-What is .Hack//The Legend of the Twiligh Bracelet?
Q.-What is .Hack//Udeden?
A.-.Hack//DUSK, they are all the same but with different names.

Q.-What is .Hack//Divergence?
A.-Its a free online RPG about .Hack, I guess it happens between //Quarantine 
and //DUSK.
   I suggest you check it out, if you like role playing and love .Hack, this is a 
must.
                       http://www.glasscharm.org/hack/

Q.-Do you suffer from insanity? This FAQ is huge, dont you have a life?
A.-I dont suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it. =D
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[CRD]                                      CREDITS
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I credit BANDAI for publishing the game.
My girlfriend for putting up with me while I spent hours infront of my T.V.
and buying me the game. ^_^

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Section Credits:

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Introduction:
Mark Moulton : Pointing out Kite and Orca are character names, not the real names 
of..
               characters..? (I love this confusion)

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>General Tips for Walkthrough.
SaiNoGo

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Boss Strategies:
Avi Vegh     :Killer Snake(Bugged) strategy, Skeith,Thousand Trees(Bugged)

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Chaos Gate Theory:
Blade_Runner for reminding me to beat the gobs and add the keywords.

The people helping me with the Theory so far:
Pikus,Kimorr,Dracoman3000,Avi Vegh,Kenouki,ZodiacNecromancer,DragoonThief

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Other Credits
I thank that darn RyougaZell for addicting me to .Hack//

Mia for telling me about .Hack//Divergence (http://www.glasscharm.org/hack/)
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All the people at the GameFaqs board, for info and comments, if any of you guys 
would like
to be listed here, mail me!

And all of you guys for reading this!

That's it! Any questions, suggestions, comments, mail me at: 
ChaosGateTheory@hotmail.com
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