Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

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Trodain Region, Mole Hole & Ocean


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                         *       DRAGON QUEST VIII      *
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                         *  JOURNEY OF THE CURSED KING  *
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                         *  WALKTHROUGH IV:             *
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                         *     KINGDOM OF TRODAIN       *
                         *       & THE MOLE HOLE        *
                         *         & THE OCEAN          *
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                         *  FAQ Copyright by Kay Allan  *
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       *               FAQ written and compiled by KATZNKITZ               *
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       *    Author: Kay Allan                                              *
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       *                 Work Completed: June 30th, 2006                   *
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       *  You may contribute ideas, suggestions, etc., via cheatcodes.com  *
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0-1. PRELIMINARY INFORMATION.
  0-1.A. COPYRIGHT MATTERS.
  0-1.B. ABOUT THIS FAQ.

7-1. KINGDOM OF TRODAIN.
  7-1.A. MAP OF THE KINGDOM OF TRODAIN.
         - Review: Getting SNAP CASE a.k.a. MAN-EATER CHEST.
         - Review: Monster Arena RANK G Battle.
         - Examples of Monster Team Members Growth.
         - Review: Opposing Team in RANK G Battles.
         - Review: RANK G Prizes.
         - RANK F Opponents.
         - RANK F Prizes.
  7-1.B. NOTORIOUS MONSTERS FOR YOUR TEAM?
         - $20: MOPPET a.k.a. PUNCHIN' JUDY.
         - $21: POTBELLY a.k.a. POTTY DRAGON

7-2. TRODAIN CASTLE.
         - New Weapon Recipes.
  7-2.A. EXPLORING THE CASTLE.
         - Monster List.
         - Castle Map.
         - Stage 1: The First Floor.
         - Stage 2: The Second Floor.
  7-2.B. USING THE MAGIC KEY.
         - The First T.Chest.
         - Three More T.Chests.
         - Another Two. 
         - Two More.
         - The Ninth T.Chest.
  7-2.C. CONTINUE EXPLORING THE CASTLE.
         - Stage 3: The Third Floor.
         - Stage 4: The First Floor Again.
         - Stage 5: The Library.
  7-2.D. THE MOONSHADOW WORLD.
         - Where's the Moonshadow Harp?
  7-2.E. LOOKING FOR THE MOONSHADOW HARP.
         - Kalderasha Uses the Crystal Ball.
         - Talk to King Pavan.

8-1. THE LAND OF THE MOLES.
  8-1.A. MAP OF THE LAND OF THE MOLES.
         - Mole Land Monster List.
         - Two Treasure Chests.
  8-1.B. THE MOLE HOLE.
         - Notorious Monster $22: MOLE MAJOR a.k.a. DOUG.
         - Mole Hole Map.
         - Battle the BOSS Don Mole for the Harp.

8-2. RETURN TO THE CASTLE LIBRARY.
  8-2.A. USING THE MOONSHADOW HARP.
         - Bringing Back the Ancient Ocean.
         - About the Ship.
  8-2.B. PRINCESS MINNIE'S CASTLE.
         - Minnie's Island: Monster List.
         - Inside Minnie's Castle.
         - Another Alchemy Recipe.
         - Prizes For Collecting Mini Medals.
         - Princess Minnie & King Maximillian.
  8-2.C. COLLECTING MINI MEDALS
         - Mini Medals Location List.
         - The 36th Mini Medal.
         - Talk to Princess Minnie.

9-1. THE WORLD OF THE OCEAN.
  9-1.A. WORLD & OCEAN MAP.
         - Ocean Monster List.
         - Sail to Seaview Church.
  9-1.B. EXPLORE THE OCEAN.
         - Uncharted Island ($23: LOOPY LUPUS).
         - An Island WEST of Empycchu Plateau.
         - Get the Silver Monster Coin ($24: CLIO).
         - An Island EAST of Empycchu Plateau.
         - Ordinary Monsters.
         - Maybe Recruit $25: NIGHTSTALKER.
         - Notorious Monster $26: HAZEL (NAH).
         - Cape WEST of Swordsman's Labyrinth.
         - Definitely Recruit $27: MUSCLY MOHAWKER.
         - Just defeat $28: DEATH TABBY.
  9-1.C. BATTLE RECORDS.
         - Battle Records Menu.
         - Defeated Monster List.
         - Collected Item List.
         - Alchemy Recipe Book.
  9-1.D. MONSTER ARENA BATTLES RANK E AND RANK D.
         - A Not So Hot Notorious Monster.
         - RANK E opponents.
         - RANK E Prizes.
         - RANK D opponents.
         - RANK D Prizes.

9-2. HUNT FOR NOTORIOUS MONSTERS.
  9-2.A. RECRUITING SOME POWERFUL NOTORIOUS MONSTERS
         - A really Great Notorious Monster ($29 SEASAW).
         - A Notorious Monster ($30: FANTOM OF CHOPERA).
         - Argonia Beach ($31: AL GEE).
         - A Good place to Level Up.
         - A T.Chest North of Seaview Church.
         - A Not So Hot Notorious Monster ($32).
  9-2.B. YOU HAVEN'T FINISHED COLLECTING NOTORIOUS MONSTERS YET.
         - Baccarat Region Monster List.
         - Baccarat Region Map.
         - Travel to Felix Chateau ($33).
         - Felix & His Problem.
         - Riding a Sabrecat.
         - First: Get the Notorious Monster ($34).
         - Second: Rescue Baumren.
         - Final Notorious Monster In This Area ($35).


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+ 0-1.A. COPYRIGHT MATTERS +
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   Dragon Quest VIII RPG including all characters, items, and story line is copyright by SquareEnix. This FAQ, copyright by Kay Allan (katznkitz), is based on that story and is intended to give hints and suggestion for playing the game.


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+ 0-1.B. ABOUT THIS FAQ +
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~ This FAQ is covers:

     7. Kingdom of Trodain. 

       8. Land of the Moles.

         9. The Ocean.


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~ The Hilltop Hut is actually in the Trodain Kingdom (see map below).
  - But because (at the time) the main purpose was to recruit a particular monster
    for Morrie, being in Trodain was not mentioned.

  - The path shown by ** was the one you took through the Dreary Waste.


~ You should have already recruited the second of the Notorious Monsters in
  Trodain ($19: Snap Case).
  + If not, instructions are below.


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+  7-1.A. MAP OF THE KINGDOM OF TRODAIN  +
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      KINGDOM OF            _     _/
         TRODAIN           / \   /
                        __/(T)\  |
                       /  #   |  |
                    __/$19    |  |
                   / #    #18 \---\    _    FAREBURY
                 _/            \---\__/ \
               _/            $20\_____   \     REGION 
             _/                       \   \ 
            /(WTC)                     \  |
            \__         N  T            | |
              _\  /\  U      A         / /
              |  M  O          I       | |
               \  /\             N    M\  \
             _  \ *      (MS)      S    \_ \_
           _/ \_/ *       *           O   \  \__
          /       *  **    *               \___ \_/ /
        _/         *   *  *       * * U        \___/
      _/       __       *       *   *   
     /        /  \__    *     *    *  N
     |   __   |     \     * *        *  T
    /   /  \_/      _|                 *   A
   /$21/            |           (HH)      *        ALEXANDRIA REGION
   \_# |            |__            *    *   *  I
     \/                \__       _   *       \*\N
                          \     / \    ____   \*\
                           \___/   \__/    \__/* |S
                                              \ *
                                               \  *
                                                \_*_____/
                                                 || |
      /\ = Cave entrance/exit                    (PP)
    (PP) = Port Prospect
    (HH) = Hilltop Hut
    (MS) = Magic Ship
   (WTC) = West Trodain Church
     (T) = Trodain Castle
      -- = Broken bridge

     $18 = Smiley Smiles a.k.a. Smiles (Morrie's #1 Memo) 

   NOTE: If you replaced Smiles in your team:
         - Smiles will be back in position in the large brown area in front
           of the castle.
         - If you recruited Snap Case, his location will now be empty.


   $18 = Smiley Smiles a.k.a. Smiles -------- Anytime ....... Copper Coin
   $19 = Snap Case a.k.a. Man-Eater Chest --- Anytime ....... Copper Coin
   $20 = Moppet a.k.a. Punchin' Judy -------- Anytime ....... Copper Coin
   $21 = Potbelly a.k.a. Potty Dragon ------- Anytime ....... Copper Coin


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+  REVIEW: GETTING SNAP CASE a.k.a. MAN-EATER CHEST +
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~ SNAP CASE a.k.a. MAN-EATER CHEST ($19 on map):

  + If you don't yet have SNAP CASE yet, here are the directions:

  + ZOOM to Trodain.
    - You arrive on the brick walk to the castle gate.
    - Turn around and go through the arch.

  + Turn right (as if you were returning to West Trodain Church) and go along the
    brown road until you are nearly to its end.
    - Turn right again and go past the tree and down a slope with tall grass.
    - Look to the North West and you will see the Notorious Monster, SNAP CASE.

  + HP = 260 approximately. 
    + It gives:
       EXP = 262
        G. =  49
       Drops a Copper Monster Coin.

  + When it rises up, recruit it for your Monster Team.

  NOTE: there are two T.Chests: one close to The Notorious Monster, the other
        approximately south East of it.
        - One is a Cannibox (hope you get an Iron Nail).
        - The other contains 630 G.


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+ REVIEW: MONSTER ARENA RANK G BATTLE +
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~ The best team for RANK G Battles:

  + If you haven't done RANK G, do it NOW!

  + However, this Team IS ready to do the RANK F Battle.
    - They just won't do quite as well as they did in the RANK G Battle.

    - You'll need to get a different monster in place of SMAP CASE for the
      RANK E Battles.

  + This team is also good for the Rank F Battle.
    - Particularly if you allow Hero to build at least one or two EXP levels
      before trying.
    - But it IS good enough though it won't do quite as well.

 ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~

EXAMPLE OF STATS WHEN THIS TEAM FOUGHT THE RANK G BATTLE:


FAQ #| Name           | HP  | MP |Attk | Def |Agil|D/N| FAMILY   | MAX HP POSSIBLE
_____|________________|_____|____|_____|_____|____|___|__________|_________________
  $1 | Hackzilla .....| 467 |  0 | 174 | 113 | 71 | A | Dragon   | 890+
 $15 | Sand Slayer ...|  90 | 10 | 130 | 226 | 41 | D | Bug      |       115+
 $19 | Snap Case .....| 260 | 21 | 123 |  64 | 64 | A | Material |       285+
_____|________________|_____|____|_____|_____|____|___|__________|_________________


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+  EXAMPLES OF MONSTER TEAM MEMBERS' GROWTH +
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RECOMMEND:
  + Improve Hero's Stats and all three Monster's stats will also improve.
    - Good place: Swordsman's Labyrinth (There's lots of Goodybags which give
      a lot of gold).

 ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~

EXAMPLE OF STATS AFTER HERO HAS RISEN TWO (2) EXP LEVELS:


FAQ #| Name           | HP  | MP |Attk | Def |Agil| FAMILY   | MAX HP POSSIBLE
_____|________________|_____|____|_____|_____|____|__________|_________________
  $1 | Hackzilla .....| 553 |  0 | 206 | 138 | 86 | Dragon   | 890+
 $15 | Sand Slayer ...| 103 | 14 | 145 | 248 | 46 | Bug      |       115+
 $19 | Snap Case .....| 272 | 23 | 149 |  90 | 95 | Material |       285+
_____|________________|_____|____|_____|_____|____|__________|_________________

 ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~

EXAMPLE OF STATS AFTER HERO HAS RISEN THREE (3) EXP LEVELS:


FAQ #| Name           | HP  | MP |Attk | Def |Agil| FAMILY   | MAX HP POSSIBLE
_____|________________|_____|____|_____|_____|____|__________|_________________
  $1 | Hackzilla .....| 575 |  0 | 214 | 113 | 71 | Dragon   | 890+
 $15 | Sand Slayer ...| 106 | 14 | 149 | 253 | 46 | Bug      |       115+
 $19 | Snap Case .....| 274 | 24 | 152 | 149 | 98 | Material |       285+
_____|________________|_____|____|_____|_____|____|__________|_________________


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+  REVIEW: OPPOSING TEAMS IN THE RANK G BATTLES +
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~ Round 1 enemy team: GRIMEY - THE SLIMEYS.

  + 2x SHE-SLIME     HP = 45
  + SLIME KNIGHT     HP = 63

 ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~

~ Round 2 enemy team: GRACEY - TEAM FACE OFF.

  + 2x FROGFACE      HP = 45
  + TREEFACE         HP = 63

 ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~

~ Round 3 enemy team: GRUELLY - THE BULLY BROTHERS.

  + HAMMERGHOOD      HP = 45
  + GORERILLA        HP = 63
  + BULLFINCH        HP = 45

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+ REVIEW: RANK G PRIZES +
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  + Strength Ring .... +5 Attack to whoever is equipped (all can equip it)

  + Reserves ......... +3 monsters can be recruited as reserves.
                          - You can put members from the active team into the
                            reserves and vice versa.


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+  RANK F OPPONENTS +
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~ It is possible to defeat the Rank F opponents using the same team.


 ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~

  + Round 1 enemy team: FISHER - THE FISHER KINGS.

            KHALAMARI KID + KING KELP + KHALAMARI KID
       HP =      66            103          66
       MP =       0             20           0
     Attk =      70             82          70
      Def =      68             72          68

 ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~

  + Round 2 enemy team: FELBLE - HELLS BELLS.

            DINGALING  +  JARGON  +  DINGALING
       HP =     72          120          72
       MP =      4            0           4         Jargon can send sand to blind
     Attk =     63          100          63           or sip from the jar to
      Def =     60           71          60             breathe fire.

 ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~

  + Round 3 enemy team: FINEGAN - THE RED BARONS.

           DANCING DEVIL + WAILIN' WEED  +  REDTAIL HIPSTER
       HP =      70             83               103       Wailin' Weed may sing
       MP =       0              0                 0         a song.
     Attk =      46             77               106       Redtail's tail slash
      Def =      45             71                95         gives 50 damage (all)

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+ RANK F PRIZES +
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  + Bunny Suit ... +38 Defense. Sell for 1775 G.
                    - Changes Jessica's appearance if worn with BUNNY EARS (Helmet
                      defense 14) & Fishnet Stockings (accessory, defense 8). 

  + Compete against own Team.
    - I've never tried it but it's on the Choice list once you have battled the
      S RANK.


~ For the RANK E Battles, I went out and got several more Notorious Monsters and
  REPLACED SNAP CASE.


   FOR MORE INFORMATION, CHECK THE FAQ: DQ8 MONSTER ARENA. 


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+  7-1.B. NOTORIOUS MONSTERS FOR YOUR TEAM?  +
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~ Both of these monsters are in the Kingdom of Trodain.
  + But one of them requires quite a long walk!
    * However, you DEFINITELY NEED that one on your team!


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+  $20: MOPPET a.k.a. PUNCHIN' JUDY +
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1. MOPPET a.k.a. PUNCHIN' JUDY ($20 on the Trodain map).

   + ZOOM to Trodain (saves a walk and gets you right where you need to be).
     - Turn around and go out of the arch.
     - Turn LEFT (dodge Smiles!) and go along the road.
       > Go down the slope and turn Left.
       > The road leads to the bridge Yangus destroyed.
     - On the right side of the road (same side as two horses) just before the
       bridge is MOPPET.
       > It looks like the Puppeteer.
       > If it tells a story, the ally who is affected can't stop laughing for
         two turns.
     - It gives:
         EXP = 116
          G. = 31,
       Drops a Copper Monster Coin.

   + RECOMMEND:
     - Not really worth adding to your Monster Arena Team.


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+ $21: POTBELLY a.k.a. POTTY DRAGON +
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2. POTBELLY a.k.a. POTTY DRAGON ($21 on the map).

  + This one requires a pretty long walk, but you'll be able to ZOOM back.
    - You should have time to make a better whip for Jessica.
   AND...
    - You should already have the ingredients for the SNAKESKIN WHIP.



        ITEM'S NAME     | INGREDIENTS
      __________________|__________________________________
        SNAKESKIN WHIP  |  LEATHER WHIP + SCALE SHIELD
      __________________|__________________________________


  + DON'T BOTHER TO GO AFTER THIS NOTORIOUS MONSTER UNTIL YOU HAVE CONQUERED
    MONSTER ARENA RANK G...
    - You WILL want to recruit this one.
    - But you need to be able to have six monsters in your team and reserves.

                            _ 
                           / \
                        __/(T)\
                       /  #   |
                    __/$19    |
                   / #    #18 \
                 _/           @\    + From the castle go right as if you
               _/            $20\     were going to West Trodain Church.
             _/
            /(WTC)
            \__         N  T        + When you leave the road, head SW until you 
              _\  /\  U     S         get close to the bluish-grey mountains.
              |  M  O                 - Go up the slope to the cave mouth.
               \  /\
             _  \ *                 + From the other side of the cave, head West
           _/ \_/*                    so you pass to the right of a cliff.
          /     *
        _/* * *                     + You'll meet a new monster:
      _/ *     __                     #105. Hawk Man with HP = 95
     / *      /  \__                     Gives 100 EXP
     |*  __   |                                 24 G.
    / * /  \_/                           May drop a Chimaera Wing.
   /$21/                                 Rarely drops a Copper sword.
   \_# | 
     \/                             + Check World Map.


  + You need to be moving South to South-West down a valley toward the end
    of the peninsular.

    - You'll see a fat yellow critter with a white belly who looks like a Jargon.
      * It is POTBELLY a.k.a. POTTY DRAGON.
        > It will take about 585 total damage to defeat it (depending on
          Hero's stats).
        > Gives EXP = 374
                 G. = 53
        > Drops a Silver Monster Coin.

    - Defeat and recruit it.


~ Best place to rest and recover is RIVERSIDE CHAPEL.
  + Costs only 10 G.

  + SAVE!!

    ZOOM to TRODAIN....


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~ The first thing you need to do it get the Castle Map.

  + Go up the left side of the circular steps.
    - The map is in the T.Chest on the balcony in front of the castle main door.


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+  NEW WEAPON RECIPES +
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   PERHAPS BECAUSE IT IS TRODE'S HOME, YOU CAN ACCESS THE ALCHEMY POT FROM
     WHEREVER YOU ARE IN THE CASTLE...


~ NOTE: Listen for the chime so you can keep the Alchemy Pot busy.

        - Here is another weapon you can make.


            ITEM'S NAME      |  INGREDIENTS
         ____________________|__________________________________
           EROS'S BOW        |  HUNTER'S BOW + GARTER
         ____________________|__________________________________


~ You'll find the garter on the third floor of the castle.


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+  7-2.A. EXPLORING THE CASTLE  +
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~ The castle has two "wings".
  + The one on the left (west wing) is the Library.
  + The one on the right (East wing) contains the barracks on the first floor
    and the Treasury on the second.


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+  MONSTER LIST +
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~ The Garuda appears in the castle garden area and may appear on any Terrace.


    MONSTER NAME        | HP  |  EXP  |GOLD|  ITEMS DROPPED  |ITEMS DROPPED RARELY
________________________|_____|_______|____|_________________|____________________
82. Hunter Mech ........|  71 |    76 | 20 | Hunter's Bow    | Steel Broadsword
84. Liquid Metal Slime .|   8 |10,050 | 18 | Seed of Agility | Strong Medicine
86. Wailin Weed ........|  59 |    73 | 17 | Red Mould       | Coral Hairpin
                        |     |       |    |                 |
87. Garuda (seen before)|  80 |    75 | 12 | Hairband        | Poison Moth Knife
88. Infernal Armour ....|  88 |    90 | 19 | Iron Armour     | Steel Broadsword
89. Dragonthorn ........| 164 |   101 | 25 | Medicinal Herb  | Thorn Whip
________________________|_____|_______|____|_________________|____________________


  + HUNTER MECH:
    - May hit once OR twice with its sword.
    - Sometimes brings out a bow and shoots.

  + LIQUID METAL SLIME:
    - Of six I met in the castle, I was able to beat two.
      * These usually run away.
    - If the critter hits in the first round of battle, you can usually get it.
      * Best strategy:
        > Hero should equip his sword and use METAL SLASH.
          = It almost always gets at least one 1-Point hit.
        > Yangus should equip his Axe and use HATCHET MAN.
          = IF this strike works, it defeats the monster immediately.
        > Jessica should use her whip and TWIN DRAGON SLASH.
          = Usually gets at least one 1-Point hit.
        > Angelo should use his Rapier and METAL SLASH.
          = Often gets a 2-Point hit.

  + WAILING WEED:
    - If he sings, he may make one or more of the party dance uncontrollably.
      * But he may also become intoxicated with his own voice to lose a turn.
      * He may sing a cursed song (curse may affect one or more of the allies
        EXCEPT Hero).

  + INFERNAL ARMOUR:
    - Sometimes puts the tip of its sword into the ground causing a severe
      lightning attack (affect the whole party).
      * Occasionally, the lightning strike causes paralysis.

  + DRAGONTHORN.
    - Sometimes twines its tail around an ally and "ensnares with thorny vines.
      * If they aren't able to dodge, they are unable to move for at least one
        turn.


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+  CASTLE MAP +
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NOTE 1: WHERE THERE IS A '+' ON THE MAP, TALK TO THE PERSON AT THAT LOCATION.
        - There are two on the first floor and one on the third.
        - You'll get a very short VIDEO as Trode explains who it is (was?).


NOTE 2: The Castle Map in the game shows EITHER the Castle exterior
        - Similar to a town map.
        OR...
        - The Castle interior.

        - The maps below combine the exterior portions (terraces) with the
          interior portions of the same floor.


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   |UP|      |                                 D  [[[               |
   |==|      D                                 |_____               |
   \==\     _|___________D___________D_________|                    |
    \______/       % ]]]  |                    |                    |
           |  +   %  ___  |      ___  ___      |                    |
           |        %  |J |      |+|  | |      |                    |
           |           |__|                    |                    |
           |              |_______      _______|____________________|
           |             B|     ||______||     |                    |
           |              |     |________|     |                    |
           |             B|                    |__d__               |
           |              |                    |    |               |
           |              |                    |    |               |
           |              |                    |    |               |
           |              |                    |    |               |
           |             J|                    |    |               |
           |______D_______|                    |    |_______D_______|
     ______|              D                    D    |               |
    /                     |                    |    |               |
   /        __________    |_________dd_________|    |_______DD______|
   |        |        |    |                    |    | |B B          |         
   |        |        \____/                    \____/ |             |
   \        /              |===|          |===|       D             |
    \__D___/               \===\         /===/        |___TO 2ND|===|
     |     |        STAIRS  \===\       /===/         |==| FLOOR|===|
     |READ |        TO MAIN  \         %%  /          |==|______|===|
     | ALL |        ENTRANCE            %%%           |  [[[[[      |
     |BOOKS|                                          |__________   |
     |     |                                          |         |  J|
     |     d                    CASTLE                |B        |   |
    _|     |__                    GARDEN              | A       |  J|
    |         |                                       |  R      |  J|
    |         |                                       |   R     |   |
    |         |                                       |    A    |   |
    |         |==| STAIRS TO                          |     C   |   |
    | LIBRARY |==| 2ND FLOOR                          |      K  |   |
    |         |==| TERRACE                            |       S |   |
    |         |==|                                    |         |   |
    |         |                                       |         |   |
    |         |                                       |         |   |
    |         |       dd = Blocked by vines           |         D   |
    |    __   |        d = Locked from inside         |         |   |
    |___/ |___|         % = Rubble                    |_________|___|
       %   %
         %


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~ ACTIONS:

   1. Get the castle Map.
      + Go past the fountain and take the left-hand circular stairs to the
        main entrance (which is on the second floor).

      + On the balcony is a T.Chest with the map.
        - Pick up the map and go back down to the garden.

   2. Go to the east side of the circular stairs (the wing with the Barracks).
      + Break the Barrels and Jars. (Mini-Medal and 46 G.)
      + Check out the barracks.
        - You may want to talk to the plant people.

   3. Go through the double doors (DD).
      + You'll find that the door to the anteroom for the Throne Room is locked.
        - To open this door, you may need the Ultimate Key.

   4. Return to the Barracks area and go up to the second floor.


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+ STAGE 2: THE SECOND FLOOR +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+


~ THIS IS THE FLOOR WITH THE MAGIC KEY.

  + You've just come up from the first floor and you are in the East Wing. 



     ______ DOWN TO 1ST FLOOR
    /    ==\
   /     \==\________________________________________________________
   |UP|      |                                   % %|<-- READ       |
   |==|      D                                  % %%|    BOOK       |
   \==\     _|__________________________________%   |               |
    \______/                                   |    |               |
           ________________                    |    |               |
           |   | SHOP?|   |                    |    |_______D_______|
           |   |______|   |                    |                    |
           |              |                    |                    | STAIRS TO
           |              |                    |               ]]]] | 3RD FLOOR
           |              |                    |    ________________|
           |              |                    |    |               |
           |              |                    |    |               |
           |              |___              ___|    |               |
           |              |  |              |  |    |               |
           |              D  |              |  D    |               |
           |    ______D___|  |   ________   |  |    |_______D_______|
     ______|    |J        |  |___|      |___|  |                    |
    /           |B        |                    |                    |
   /        ____|____     |_________DD_________|    ________DD______|
   |        |        | tT |     /     %  \     |    | |             |         
   |        |        \____/    /   % M % %\    \____/ |             |
   \        /                 /   ______%  \          |==|          | STAIRS FROM
    \__D___/                 /===/STAIRS\===\         |==|          | 1ST FLOOR
    |      |                 |===| DOWN |===|         |__|          |
    |      |                        TO                |_____dd___   |
    |      |                      GARDEN              |         |   |
    |      |                                          |         |   |
    |      |                                          |         |   |
    |      |                                          | T.Chests|   |
    |      |_____                                     |         |   |
    |           | STAIRS TO                           |         |   |
    |      ___  | GARDEN                              |_________|   |
    |        |==|                                     |             |
    |        |==|                                     |             |
    |   /\   |==|                                     |_____D_______|
    |   \_|  |==|                                     |             |
    |        |         M = Map of Castle              |             |
    |TERRACE |         T = Magic Key                  |   TERRACE   |
    |        |         t = Templar's Sword           _|_           _|_
    |    __  |        dd = Locked (Ultimate Key)    /   \         /   \
    |___/ |__|         d = Locked door              |   |_________|   |
                       % = Rubble                   \___/         \___/
                       M = Map


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~ ACTIONS:

   1. Check out the Treasury behind the barred door.
      + You'll need the Ultimate Key to get into the Treasury.

      + Head to the central portion of the Castle.
        - Head down the corridor and take the first door on your left.
        - You are now in the central section of the castle.
        - If you look over the edge of the balcony, you'll be looking down into
          the Throne Room.

   2. Head through the double doors (DD).
      + Check out the room (door is opposite the double doors).

      + The central door (DD) on the balcony leads to the outside balcony where
        you picked up the Castle Map.

   3. Continue around to the second door on the (inside) balcony.
      + To your right is a sectioned off area (store?).
        - The storekeeper has been turned into a plant.

      + The door on the left leads to two Treasure Chests and several Jars and
        Barrels.
        - Get the Magic Key; a Mini-Medal; Magic Beast Hide.

      + Go back into the main room.
        - Explore through the other door (further on the left).
        - It leads to a terrace above the library.


   NOW IS A GOOD TIME FOR REST & RECOVERY...

      IT'S ALSO A GOOD TIME TO USE THE MAGIC KEY...


===================================================================================

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+                              +
+  7-2.B. USING THE MAGIC KEY  +
+                              +
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


RECOMMEND:

  + ZOOM to the Riverside Chapel.

  + When you've rested, SAVE!!

  + There are a total of ten T.Chests that can now be unlocked.


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+ THE FIRST T.CHEST +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+


  + ZOOM to MAELLA ABBEY.
    - Don't go in, but turn right (West).
      * Go along the river until you can't go any further.
      * Chest contains a Mini Medal.

                                 
          U  N                     *
  \_    O      T      C       * * *
    \ M          A I        *
     \___            N     * ______
         \_______ S @     * /      \__
                 \________*/          \_
                         | |MAELLA ABBEY


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+ THREE MORE T.CHESTS +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

  + ZOOM to the RIVERSIDE CHAPEL.
    1. Go across the bridge and follow the road past sheep on the right of the
       road.
       - Check the World Map.
         * The T.Chest is to the left of an upside-down U which has trees inside.
         * Go almost directly north taking the upper 'ledge' of green.
         * You'll get a Steel Broadsword.


               __           __
              /  \         /  \
    __     __/    |       /    |
      -___-       \      |\     \
                   \____/  \     \_____
                     @. . . \____/. |  \
                     .      . . .  .|  @\   
                      .             .\__.| /  O  U  N  T|
                       .              . .|/ M         # S\
                      T .                         (A) \  ASCANTHA
                    N  A.                          *  /
                   U  I   .                          * _/
             _    O N     .           * *            *  |
            / \  M   S   .           *   *          *   |
      _____/ __\_______  .          *     *         *    \
       _____/  \______ \_.         *       *        *    /
               /@/  _ \_ \.   * * *         *       *    |
              |. | / \ \\ \_*+ RIVERSIDE     *     *     |
              |. | | | | \//\   CHURCH        * * * 
              |. | | | |  \_ \
              |. \_/ \_/ *  \ \
               .        *    \ \
       ROAD TO  *  *  *
        SIMPLETON


   2. ZOOM back to the RIVERSIDE CHAPEL.
      - Go north West along the river bank.
      - When you get to a cliff, head North to North East along the cliff.
        * Don't follow the cliff when it indents toward the west.
        * Just keep going straight.
      - When you get to the end of the cliff, as you move around it, you'll
        see a tree with the T.Chest below it.
        * It contains a Mini Medal.

   3. Go East and keep the taller cliff to your left.
      - Go around the cliff to the coastline.
      - Head more or less East until you get to the trees.
      - You'll need to head along a small cliff below you until you can get to
        the end.
        * Turn left until you can see the T.Chest.
        * It contains an Agility Ring.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+ ANOTHER TWO +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

  + ZOOM to the MONSTER ARENA.

    - go behind the Arena to get the T.Chest in the back.
      * You'll get a Mini Medal.
    - Head around front and then to the road to Pickham.
      * Turn North along the road.
      * When you get to the end of the cliff turn West along it.
    - Check the World Map:
      * Hug the cliff until you get into the "corner" where the T.Chest is.
      * This time you get a Seed of Defense


         /   __       _
        /   /  \     / \
       /@  /   /    /   |
       \__/   /  *  |   |
             /  *   |   |
            /  *    |   |
              *      \  |
             *        \/
            *       __
        TO *       [__]@   MONSTER ARENA
        PICKHAM

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+  TWO MORE +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+

  + ZOOM to the SWORDSMAN'S LABYRINTH.
    - Head South and the West around the purple swamp.
    - Keep going in a more-or-less Westerly direction.
    - When you can see the ocean, start heading around the mountain, still going
      West then  South West.
    - With the ocean on you right and the cliff on your left, keep going as far
      as you can.
    - The T.Chest contains a Gold Ring.

  + Head back, hugging the cliff on your right.
    - Keep close to the cliff, past the sandy area where the Notorious Monster,
      SAND SLAYER is located.

  + Continue until the ocean is visible.
    - Staying as close to the cliff as you can keep going until the T.Chest is
      visible.
    - It contains an Iron Mask.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+ THE NINTH T.CHEST +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

  + ZOOM to the HILLTOP HUT.

    - You are going back to the DREARY WASTE where you first found the ship.
    - When you get to the Waste, keep the cliff on you left and head slightly
      East of South East.
      * Continue until you get to a drop off down to an pocket in among the cliffs.
      * The T.Chest will be to your left.'
      * It contains a Seed of Defense.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+  THE LAST T.CHEST NEEDING THE MAGIC KEY +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

  + Zoom back to Trodain.
    - Turn around and go out of the arch.
    - Go left and down to the bottom of the slope then turn left.
    - Continue on the road past the horses and turn toward the bridge (broken
      by Yangus).
    - In the corner between cliff and river you'll find a T.Chest.
      * This one contains a Lesser Panacea.

  + ZOOM to RIVERSIDE CHAPEL.

    - Heal and SAVE!!

  + ZOOM back to TRODAIN.

===================================================================================

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+                                        +
+  7-2.C. CONTINUE EXPLORING THE CASTLE  +
+                                        +
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

~ TO GET BACK TO WHERE YOU WERE IN TRODAIN CASTLE:

      + Climb up the steps beside the Library Wing, and back through the door
        into the castle.
      + The direct route to the tower stairs is blocked by rubble.

      + Go to the point marked --->

        - Check the room and read the           ______________________
          diary about Hero.                      % %|<-- READ       |
                                                % %%|    BOOK       |
      + Go up to the 3rd floor.                _%   |               |
                                               |    |               |
           _____      _____                    |    |               |
           |   |      |   |                    |    |_______D_______|
           |   |______|   |                    |                    |
           |              |                    |  --->              | STAIRS TO
           |              |                    |               ]]]] | THIRD FLOOR
           |              |                    |    ________________|
           |              |                    |    |               |
           |              |                    |    |               |
           |              |___              ___|    |               |
           |              |  |              |  |    |               |
           |              D  |              |  D    |               |
           |_D________D___|  |   ________   |  |    |_______D_______|
     ______|     |J       |  |___|      |___|  |                    |
    /            |B       |                    |                    |
   /        _____|___     |_________DD_________|    ________D_______|
   |        |        | tT |                    |    | |             |         
   |        |        \____/                    \____/ |             |
   \        /                                         |==|          | STAIRS TO
    \__D___/                                          |==|          | FIRST FLOOR
    |      |                                          |__|          |
    |      |                                          |_____dd___   |
    |      |                                          |         |   |
    |      |                                          |         |   |
    |      |                                          |         |   |
    |      |                                          | T.Chests|   |
    |      |_____                                     |         |   |
    |           |                                     |         |   |
    |      ___  |                                     |_________|   |
    |        |==|                                     |             |
    |        |==| STAIRS TO                           |             |
    |   /\   |==| GARDEN                              |_____D_______|
    |   \_|  |==|                                     |             |
    |        |==|                                     |             |
    |TERRACE | ^                                      |   TERRACE   |
    |        |START HERE                             _|_           _|_
    |        |                                      /   \         /   \
    |        |                                      |   |_________|   |
    |    __  |                                      \___/         \___/
    |___/ |__|


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+  STAGE 3: THE THIRD FLOOR +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

     ______
    /      \  DOWN TO
   /    \===\ 2ND FLOOR
   |    |===|
   |    |===|_______________________________________________
   \        /    |        |                  |<-- READ     |
    \______D     |        D        NORTH  C  |    BOOK     |
      |          |        |______________    |             |
      |          |        | C           | O  |             |
      |          |        |             |    |___D_________|
      |          |        |             | R             |==| STAIRS FROM 
      |          |        |             |   R I D O R   |==| SECOND LEVEL
      |          |       B|_________D___|___________D__ |==|
      |          |       B|             | TO 4TH |   +| |==| + Talk to this maid.
      |          |        |             | ______ |    |    |
      |          |        |             | |====| |    |    |
      |          |___D____|     READ -->| |====| |    |    |
      |                   |     BOOK    | |====| |    |    |
      |   TERRACE         |             | |    | |    |    |
      |                   |_________D___|_|_DD_| |__D_|    |
      |                   |                                |
     _|__         ____    |         SOUTH CORRIDOR         |
    /    \_______/    \___|_____________________    _______|
    |    |       |    |                        |    |
    \____/       \____/                        \____/


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~ ACTIONS:

   1. Go to the South Corridor:

      + The furthest door leads into Princess Medea's suite.
        - Read the book in the first room.
        - Collect the GARTER in one of the cabinets in the back room.
          * Remember the recipe (given above) for the EROS BOW.
          * As soon as you can, make this Bow for Angelo.

   2. The middle (double doors) lead to the room where the stolen Sceptre was
      located.
      + If you go up there, you'll get a brief VIDEO where Trode comments that
        the "Magic Circle":
        - The "Ancients" drew the Magic Circle.
        - Which was supposed to protect the world from the power of the Sceptre.
        - But it only helped to protect their descendants.

   3. The other door leads to the sleeping room for maids.

      + Talk to the plant person (marked by the +) to get a brief VIDEO of who
        she is.

   4. Go through the door beside her into the North Corridor.

      + Check out the room opposite and read the book to get more information
        about Hero.

   5. Go to the west end of the North Corridor and through the door.

      + The barrels contain a Mini-Medal & a Magic Beast Hide.

   6. Go through the South door on to the Terrace.

      + There's a guard and a maid on the terrace.

      + Take the door into the tower.
        - And go down to the first floor again.


NOTE: the second floor door just leads to the blocked corridor.



     ______ DOWN TO 1ST FLOOR
    /    ==\
   /     \==\________________________________________
   |UP|      |                                   % %|
   |==|      D                                  % %%|
   \==\     _|__________________________________%   |
    \______/                                   |    |


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+  STAGE 4: THE FIRST FLOOR AGAIN +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+


~ ONLY THOSE PORTIONS OF THE FIRST FLOOR THAT YOU CAN GET TO FROM THE TOWER
  STAIRS ARE SHOWN.



     ______   + Talk to both people.
    /      \
   /        \________________________________________________________
   |UP|      |                                 D  [[[               |
   |==|      D                                 |_____               |
   \==\     _|___________D___________D_________|                    |
    \______/        %]]]  |                    |                    |
           |  +    % ___  |      ___  ___      |    DINING ROOM     |
           |        %  |J |      |+|  | |      |                    |
           |           |__|                    |                    |
           |              |_______      _______|____________________|
           |             B|     ||______||     |
           |  KITCHEN     |     |________|     |
           |             B|                    |__d__ THIS DOOR IS
           |              |                    |    | LOCKED FROM
           |              |                    |    | BOTH SIDES
           |              |     THRONE ROOM    |    |
           |              |                    |    |
           |             J|                    |    |
           |______D_______|                    |    |
     ______|              D                    D    |
    /                     |                    |    |
   /        __________    |_________dd_________|    |
   |        |        |    |      BLOCKED       |    |         
   |        |        \____/                    \____/
   \        /
    \__D___/
     |     |
     |READ |                ACTIONS:
     | ALL |                  1. Go into the Kitchen (first door).
     |BOOKS|                     - Break the Jars for ROCK SALT.
     |     |                     - The way into the kitchen is blocked.
     |     d
    _|     |____              2. Go into the Throne Room.
    |          |                 - Talk to the plant person sitting on the
    |          |                   throne.
    |          |                 - Brief VIDEO explaining who it is.
    |          |
    | LIBRARY  |              3. Go out the West door and into the Kitchen.
    |          |                 - Break the barrels and jar to get:
    |          |                    Mini-Medal
    |          |                    150 G.
    |          |                    Waterweed Mould.
    |          |
    |      __  |              4. Talk to the plant person on the floor at +.
    |_____/ |__|                 - Brief VIDEO explaining who it is.
         %   %
            %


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+  STAGE 5: THE LIBRARY +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

     _____D_____
     |_       _|
     |_|    >|_|
     |_|<    |_|
     |_|     |_|            Bookshelves marked with ">" or "<" have information.
     |_|     |_|
     |_|    >|_|
     |_|     |_|              NOTE: The recipes are automatically recorded in the
     |_       _|                     Alchemy Pot's Cookbook.
     |_|     |_|
     |_|     |_|            Proper name for "Healthy" Cheese = Mild Cheese
     |_|       |
     |_|       |
     |_|<      |
     |         D   Unlock this door (for later entry)
    _|         |___________
    |             >|_|_|< |
    |_                   _|
    |_| _______         |_|
    |_  |     |         |_|
    |_| |_____|           |
    |_|<           ___    |
    |              | |   _|
    |              | | >|_|
    |              | | >|_|
    |              |_|____|
    |______        ||     |Fallen Bookshelf
    |      |       ||_____|
    |      |       |_|   _|
    |      |           >| | Leave this Bookshelf until last.
    |      |            |_|
    |______|______  ______|
                 %%%

~ ACTIONS:

  + Check out the marked bookshelves.
    - You'll find six partial recipes plus one warning about bad recipes.
    - You'll find a travel guide that praises Medea's singing voice.	
    - You'll also find some information about the Goddess statue and the Lord
      High Priest's residence.

  + Go to the last shelf and read the book there.
    - Its about the "Forgotten Ship".

  + VIDEO:
    - The party is sitting at the table and studying the book.

    - The most important piece of information is that the ship is now resting
      on what used to be the bottom of the ocean.

  + When the video ends it is dark outside.
    - The moonshine falls through the broken portion of the south wall.

    - The thorny vines blocking this cause:
      * A window-like shadow to grow and fall on the blank wall (beside the
        bookshelf where you got information about the Goddess Statue).

    - A Moonshadow Window can be opened here.


===================================================================================

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+                               +
+  7-2.D. THE MOONSHADOW WORLD  +
+                               +
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

~ Ishmahri is no longer on the platform, but standing by what looks like a
  revolving world with a ring surrounding it.

  + He is mystified by the fact that the Moonshadow window only opens once in
    a human's lifetime to grant a single wish.
    - Hero tells him of the ship in the Wasteland.
      > Ishmahri well remembers the ship guided by the moon.
      > He says all he needs to do is revive the memory of the ancient ocean.

    - Ishmahri begins to play his harp.
      > Hero closes his eyes to listen but opens them when suddenly there is
        discord as two of the harp strings break.

    - Ishmahri says that this harp is not powerful enough.

+ Ishmahri notes that there is a faint aura around Hero.
  + He then says that there is another harp in the world.
    - Hero must find the Moonshadow Harp.
    - A friend who owes him a debt will help him.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+  WHERE'S THE MOONSHADOW HARP? +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ A friend who owes him a debt????
  + One who can see strange things?

  + That can only be Kalderasha.


~ Leave the Moonshadow World and leave the Library by the locked door (Hero can
  unlock it).
  + You don't want to have to make your way through the castle when you return
    with the Moonshadow Harp.


===================================================================================

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+                                          +
+  7-2.E. LOOKING FOR THE MOONSHADOW HARP  +
+                                          +
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

~ ZOOM to Farebury.
  + If you need to heal or restore MP, go to the Inn.

  + Talk to Kalderasha.


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+  KALDERASHA USES THE CRYSTAL BALL +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ VIDEO: Kalderasha says Hero doesn't need to "cross his palms with gold!"
         + He also doesn't need to know why they are here.
           - The Crystal Ball will show what it shows.

         + Kaldersaha sees "a young king. He is smiling happily."
           - What they are seeking lies with him.


~ There is only one king they have met so far, so that must refer to Pavan,
  King of Ascantha.

  + ZOOM to Ascantha.
    - Check Alchemy Pot make sure it has something to work on.

    - SAVE!! before talking to the King.


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+  TALK TO KING PAVAN +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ Go up to the Throne Room
  + Talk to the Chancellor then talk to the King.

  + Pavan remembers the day the Hero brought back his beloved Sasha.
    - He asks what brings them.

  + When they explain, he says the Moonshadow Harp is one of the Kingdom's
    treasures.
    - He'll be pleased to give it to Hero.
    - He escorts them to the fountain in the entry of the castle.

  + He drops a broach into the water and it lands on a circle in the center of
    the fountain.
    - The water drains away.


~ The Vault.
  + The king stands in the fountain and tells them to come with him.

  + When you enter the vault:
    - All treasure chests are open and empty.
    - There is a large hole in the wall beyond.

  + The king is angry because the Moonshadow Harp has been stolen.
    - He tells Hero and his friends that it is too dangerous for them to go
      after the thieves.

  + He says: I will summon the castle guard. They'll get the harp back. You mark
             my words."

  + The king runs out leaving you in the vault!


   DO YOU WAIT FOR THE GUARDS???

      NOT LIKELY!.....


+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

                        +=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+
                        +                               +
                        +  8-1.  THE LAND OF THE MOLES  +
                        +                               +
                        +=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+


~ Going through the hole in the wall, you find yourself in a tunnel.
  + It winds around with a lot of dead ends.
    - There is no map for this area, but the compass shows in the lower left
      corner of the screen.

  + Directions:
    - From the Vault:
      * Head south.
      * When you come to a split in the path:
        > The left-hand path leads to a dead end.
        > Take the path to the right.
      * Head West at first then the path veers to the North West.

    - You come to a ramp leading down.
      * At first head West then you come to a split.
        > The path to the left is another dead end.
      * To the right is a pathway and a hollowed out chamber.

    - Take the pathway and just keep going until you get to another ramp up.

    - Go up the ramp and you enter a large chamber.
      * Head North and follow the pathway to the outside.


===================================================================================

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+                                       +
+  8-1.A. MAP OF THE LAND OF THE MOLES  +
+                                       +
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

                        __
                       / /\
                      / /  \
                     / /    |
                   _/\/     |
                 _/      T  |  T = Mini Medal
               _/    \__    |
              / \    (M)\_/ |  Mole Hole
              |  \   \__    |
             /   /      \_/ |
             |  /           |
             |  |           |
             |  |   T  ____/   T = Seed of Life
             |  |      |
             |  |      |
             |  |      |
             |  |      |
             |__/      |
             |    \_/  \
             |\  \_     \
            /  \   \   / |
     ______/    \   \  | |    From the Castle Vault
    /  O  U  N  T  A )(I /\
   / M              (AC)  N\_ Ascantha Castle
                            S\

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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+  MOLE LAND MONSTER LIST +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ New monsters are shown with " ^ ".

    MONSTER NAME        | HP | EXP | GOLD|  ITEMS DROPPED  |ITEMS DROPPED RARELY
________________________|____|_____|_____|_________________|____________________
 10. Mischievous Mole ..| 15 |   4 |   5 | Medicinal Herb  | Oaken Club
 56. Chimaera ..........| 54 |  64 |  12 | Chimaera Wing   | Hairband
 63. Goodybag ..........| 55 |  32 | 106 | Gold Bracer     | Prayer Ring
 71. Rockbomb ..........| 68 |  70 |  11 | Rock Salt       | Rockbomb Shard
 73. Muddy Hand ........| 49 |  45 |   8 | Medicinal Herb  | Strength Ring
                        |    |     |     |                 |
 85. Mad Mole ....... ^ | 65 |  68 |  16 | Medicinal Herb  | Stone Hard Hat
 90. Mars Rover ..... ^ | 78 |  56 |  17 | Iron Cuirass    | Chain Whip
 91. Peeper ......... ^ | 78 |  75 |  14 | Holy Water      | Magic Water
105. Hawk Man ..........| 95 | 100 |  24 | Chimaera Wing   | Copper sword
________________________|____|_____|_____|_________________|____________________


  + MAD MOLE:
    - Psyches itself up.
    - Hits hard with its shovel, and VERY hard when psyched up.

  + MARS ROVER:
    - May bark with a scream:
      * Knocks one or more allies over (miss at least one turn).

  + PEEPER:
    - Similar to the Winky but has additional skills.
    - Defends by closing its eyes (reduces damage).
    - Dodges easily.
    - Casts BOUNCE (reflects magic spells).
    - Casts DRAIN MAGIC (pulls up to 10 MP from one ally).


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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+ TWO TREASURE CHESTS +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ As you head north, you'll see a cow.
  + Get the Fresh Milk.


~ Near the cow is the first T.Chest.
  + Contains a Seed of Life.


~ Keep heading North but stay close to the cliff on the left.
  + Check the World Map periodically.

  + When you are close to the Cave Mouth to the MOLE HOLE, go north of the
    entrance.
    - The second T.Chest contains a Mini Medal.


===================================================================================

++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+                        +
+  8-1.B. THE MOLE HOLE  +
+                        +
++++++++++++++++++++++++++

~ You're still trying to track the thieves who took the Moonshadow Harp.

  + The only place to go is down the Mole Hole.

  + Outside, near the Entrance is a Notorious Monster.
    - I didn't find it until I'd been in the Mole Hole and come out again.
    - It was south of the Entrance above the level of the Hole itself.


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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+ NOTORIOUS MONSTER $22: MOLE MAJOR a.k.a. DOUG +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ This monster psyches up, but it isn't hard to defeat.

     HP = 235 (approximately)
     Gives EXP = 106
            G. = 32
     Drops a Copper Monster Coin.


   ADD HIM, IF YOU LIKE, TO YOUR MONSTER ARENA TEAM RESERVES...


       BUT BETTER ONES ARE COMING UP SOON...


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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+ MOLE HOLE MAP +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ The T.Chest containing the Map is in the first level of the Hole.
  + In most of the Maps you've seen before, you are heading North.
    - In the Mole Hole, you are heading South.
    - So the START of any Level is at the North end; that is at the TOP of the map.
    - If you are not aware of this, it can be a little disorienting.


~ There are several moles (scattered in various places).
  + Talk to them and they'll give you information about their BOSS.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~ LEVEL 1

                ______----_____
     START \___/ __  ___--_____ \
         _______/  \ \         \ \
                   / /          \ \
                   \ \           | |
          drop down \=\          | |
                    /  \        / /
                   /    | _____/ /
                   |   /  |     /
                    \ /   |     |
 M = Map            | |   |    /
            /\   __/   \  |  _ \
           /  \_/       \ | (_) \   Small circular dome.
       ____|    __       \|      \_
      /M     __/  \/\        ______)
      \     /        |       \_____
       \___  \     _/  __  ____   /
           |  \___/   / |  |  |  /
            \   ______| |  |  / /
             / /         \ | / /
            / /           \| \/
         ___| |
        (____ \
             \ \
              \ \
               \ \_
               /  /
               \  \
                 RAMP DOWN TO LEVEL 2

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

                 \ RAMP TO LEVEL 1
                  \ \
                   ) )
                  / /
                 / /
              __/ /_
             /      \
             |      |
         ___/        \
        /__    /___\  \
       //  \  /     |  \
      //   / /    _/   /
     |/   / /    /J   (_             J = Mini Medal
         / /    /J__  _/             J = Seed of Defense
  RAMP  /"/     \/  | | RAMP DOWN
  DOWN | /          |"|
       / \          | |
      |   |         | |
      \  /          | |
       | |          | |
       \ \   ______/ /
        \ \_ \      /
         \  \_\  |\ \
         _\____  | \ \  (Center)
         \\__  |"| / |  RAMP DOWN
          |T \____/  \  TO LEVEL 3   T = Stone Hard Hat (Yangus)
          \___        |
              \__/\__/

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

            RAMP TO LEVEL 2

                | |
                | |
                | |
                /  \
               (    |
                \   |              
                 \ /
                 | |
                 | |
                 \ \
                 /  \_    _
               _/     \__/ \
               |    /\_____/
              /    |
    /\   /\__/     (
    | \_/           \__
   /           _   \__ \
   |       _  / \ \ \ \ \ 
   \     | |\ \_/ /\ \ \/
    \__  |\ \\___/  \ \
       \/  \ \__     \ \    
            \__ \     \ \__-__
               \ \  /\/       \    _
                | | |_/\_____\ \  / |
                | |          \\ \/ /
                | |__         \|   |
                |    |         |   |
                |    |   /\___/    |
                 \  /    |        /
                  | |     \____  /
                  | |_         | |
                 /   |        /+_+\        + = Soul Moles
                /    |       /+/ \ \
                \    |      (+/ B \ )   BOSS = Don Mole
                 \   |       \_____/
                  \__|

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~ ACTIONS:
  + Pick up the Dungeon Map (LEVEL 1 at M)
    - Talk to every mole you meet to get information about what is going on.'

  + On LEVEL 2, break the jars and open the T.Chest.
    - Talk to other moles in this area.

  + Go down to LEVEL 3.
    - You'll find the BOSS of the Moles (Don Mole) playing REALLY bad music
      using, of course, the Moonshadow Harp.
      * But he thinks it sounds good!!!

    - Talk to the four moles standing below him to find out what THEY think of
      the music.
      * For one of them, it is so bad, he's unconscious!

  + Talk to the BOSS.
    - He wants to know if you "Wanna hear my funky tune?"

    - If you say YES, you'll see Hero and one of the moles stopping their ears
      as the awful music plays!

    - If you say NO, he accuses you of coming to steal his harp!


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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+ BATTLE THE BOSS DON MOLE FOR THE HARP +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ BOSS FIGHT:

  + DON MOLE & FOUR SOUL MOLES.

    - Each Soul Mole has 266 HP.

    - Don Mole has 1280 HP.

    - If you defeat all four of the Soul Moles, Don Mole may call forth another.

  + When Don Mole plays it causes confusion in most of our party AND his allies.

    - If an ally is confused, he/she remains so until hit.
    - If Hero has TINGLE (Courage = 16), he can cast it to restore confused
      allies to normal.


~ When DON MOLE is defeated, the four Soul Moles talk to Hero in Mole talk.

  + Fortunately the game translates the talk into English.

    - Three of the moles lift their Boss and hurry off with him.

    - The Fourth tells them:
     * Not to make a mountain out of a molehill.
     * Don Mole steals a thing or two and his music is the pits, but apart from
       that he's a great Boss.

  + The this mole picks up the harp and gives it to them on condition they let
    Don Mole off this time...


~ Then you see them hauling the Boss away.

  + Make your way up to the first LEVEL to the circular platform.
    - Talk to moles on your way up.

  + You'll find Don Mole lying on the platform being cared for.
    - You can talk to him and the moles around him.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~ Cast EVAC to exit the dungeon.
    - Rest then SAVE!!

  + ZOOM to Ascantha.

  + Go up to the throne room.

    - Good thing you didn't wait!

    - The guards are still discussing what to do!!
      * Talk to each guard before talking to the Chancellor and the King.
      * The guard standing behind the King says he's too nice and meetings
        go on forever!

    - If you talk to the guard beside the fountain, he says he's disgusted with
      the guards!


~ BEFORE ZOOMING TO TRODAIN...

  + Sleep at the Inn until evening.
    - You need to return to Trodain after sunset.


+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

                       +=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+
                       +                                     +
                       +  8-2. RETURN TO THE CASTLE LIBRARY  +
                       +                                     +
                       +=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+


~ Go into the Library through the door that was licked.
  + If it's still locked, you'll have to go all the way through the castle again!

  + Since it is after dark, you'll find the Moonshadow Window is available again.


===================================================================================

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+                                    +
+  8-2.A. USING THE MOONSHADOW HARP  +
+                                    +
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

~ Ishmahri says that never before has he felt time pass so slowly.

  + When he sees Hero, he knows they have the Moonshadow Harp.

  + When Ishmahri asks for the harp, it leaves Hero's hands and floats to Ishmahri.


~ When Ishmahri says "Let us go to the ship."

  + They all stand gazing at it.

  + Ishmahri draws back toward the ship and begins to play.
    - When Trode start to question him, Yangus grabs him and puts his hand over
      Trode's mouth.

  + Ishmahri says the Ship, The Moonshadow Harp and himself are all from the old
    world.
    - He thanks Hero for reuniting them.
      * He begins to play and you see him facing the ship and the Moon is
       shining from just above the ships mast.

      * Water pools around him, but nothing more happens.

    - Ishmahri says: "NO! Can it really be beyond even the Moonshadow Harp?

  + You then see Medea rearing and stamping her hooves.
    - Remember the book in the Library that praised her singing voice?


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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+ BRINGING BACK THE ANCIENT OCEAN +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ Apparently Ishmahri hadn't really looked at her before, but now he does, he
  realizes she is truly a noble princess.

  + He also realizes that Magic begins with a word. Music begins with a voice.
    - He asks Medea to sing with him (remember his magic brings back memories
      of the past and gives temporary life to them).

  + He plays and now the water gushes up around him.
    - You see ghostly fish swimming past Yangus in the water.

    - The Ship begins to float and so do Angelo and Hero.

    - From Ishmahri's hand something glowing flows out and make step up to the
      ship.
      * You see Yangus, Jessica, the horse and wagon going up the steps.

    - Angelo swims past and beckons to Hero and they both swim to the steps and
      climb up.
      * The steps dissolve behind them.

  + Ishmahri vanishes after saying he'll bless their journey on the ancient ocean.


~ Comments from Hero's party:

  + Yangus: Love a duck! Stone the crows! Blimey O'Reilly! Wot the 'ell happened
            back there?

  + Trode, after hitting Yangus on the back of his head: Stop your ridiculous
    blithering!

  + Yangus: ...at least we got the boat up and running, eh, Guv!? Nice!

  + Jessica brings them back to the present saying they still need to go after
    Dhoulmagus.

  + Angelo says they should head for the West and catch up with him.


~ The ship is still on the surface of the ancient ocean.
  + You watch as the sparkling waters flow slowly away to gently let the ship
    splash down on the present time's ocean.


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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+  ABOUT THE SHIP +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ While the ship allows you to access many new places, you still cannot get
  to quite a few of the regions.
  + Some of the cliffs are too high.
    - And that's intentional so you don't go to those places too soon.


~ The ship shows on the World Map as a blue boat.
  + If there is a place for you to land: when the ship touches any part of the
    land, you'll be asked if you want to disembark.

  + You can still use Zoom to go to anyplace you've already been.
    - The ship will follow and will be located at the closest docking point along
      the coastline to the town/place you have gone to.
    - In a couple of places, that will mean you'll have to walk to get to the ship.

~ When you land at a new continent, you'll still have to walk to the various
  new places.
  + For example, the best place to start out on the Western Continent is SEAVIEW
    CHURCH, which is in Baccarat Region.
    - The ship can dock very close to the Church.
    - But you'll have to walk to get to Baccarat itself.


===================================================================================

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+                                   +
+  8-2.B. PRINCESS MINNIE'S CASTLE  +
+                                   +
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

~ When you press [SQUARE] you see the closeup World map.
  + You can see an island some way ahead of the ship's icon.

  + It lies near to the western end of the channel between:
    - The Northern Continent (Farebury, Alexandria & Trodain Regions).
    AND...
    - The Eastern Continent (Maella, Ascantha & Pickham Regions).

  + Sail to that Island.
    - There is a Jetty on the left side.
    - Go close to the Jetty and you will be asked if you want to disembark.
      * Say YES.

  + Travel to the LEFT of the castle entrance and North to the Coastline behind
    the Castle.
    - The T.Chest contains a Mini Medal.

    - You'll see a cow nearby, so get the Fresh Milk.


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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+ MINNIE'S ISLAND: MONSTER LIST +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ There are not many but they are rather nasty.



    MONSTER NAME        | HP  |EXP | GOLD|  ITEMS DROPPED  |ITEMS DROPPED RARELY
________________________|_____|____|_____|_________________|____________________
 97. Bodkin Fletcher ...|  88 | 86 |  23 | Antidotal Herb  | Hunter's Bow
106. Tap Devil .........|  85 | 78 |  81 | Leather Cape    | Devil's Tail
112. Iron Scorpion .....|  64 | 82 |  21 | Iron Nail       | Farmer's Scythe
119. Frogman ...........| 116 | 88 |  18 | Waterweed Mould | Cool Cheese
________________________|_____|____|_____|_________________|____________________


~ WATCH HP AS YOU BATTLE THESE ENEMIES.

  + BODKIN FLETCHER:
    - May use multishot (four shots total).
      * Usually more than one of the allies is hit.
    - Some shots may poison the ally they hit.

  + TAP DEVIL:
    - Does the UNDERPANTS DANCE (shocks a person, lose two turns).
      * It may do other dances, including the SULTRY DANCE (causes an ally to
        dance uncontrollably, lose at least one turn).
    - Climbs an invisible wall; leaps off to hit one person then falls over.

  + FROGMAN:
    - Like the earlier Frogface, when hit once it turns the other face.
      * The dark face hits harder.
    - Can cast CRACKLE (2nd level of Ice Magic).


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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+  INSIDE MINNIE'S CASTLE +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ If you've been wondering why you have been picking up Mini Medals, you'll get
  the answer here.


~ When you go in, you'll see the Chancellor ahead and a Blue Slime.
  - Beyond the Chancellor are two thrones.
    * Talk to the Chancellor and the Blue Slime.

  + To your right is a sailor sitting at a table.
    - Beyond him is a counter for the BANK with a VERY short banker (he can hardly
      see over the top of the counter).
      * You can deposit gold pieces in increments of 1,000 G.
        > You don't get charged for depositing money and can take it out
          whenever you wish.
        > You can ZOOM to a town with a bank, if you need the money.
        > The usual reason for depositing money:
          = If your whole party is defeated, you can CONTINUE (so you don't lose
            all the actions you've completed).
          BUT...
          = You lose half of any G., you have.
        > If most of the money is in the bank that won't matter.
        HOWEVER...
        > I prefer to have Hero's stats high enough that it is unlikely the party
          will be completely defeated.

    - There are a total of three Banks in the game.
      * One here in Minnie's Castle.
      * One in the town of Baccarat.
      * One in the town of Tryan Gully (you don't get there until you can fly!).

  + On the wall to the right of the thrones is a barred door with several T.Chests.
    - You'll need the Ultimate Key to open the barred door so you can get the
      items in there.

  + To the left of the thrones is a doorway to the upper level of the castle.
    - Beyond that, in the corner of the throne room, is a Store.
      * It is run by a Healslime.

       _________________________
       | Medicinal Herb  |  8 G |
       | Antidotal Herb  | 10 G |
       | Chimaera Wing   | 25 G |
       | Red Mould       | 30 G |
       | Waterweed Mould | 35 G |
       |_________________|______|

  + You may want to buy some of either (or both) the red mould and the Waterweed
    Mould as ingredients for the Alchemy Pot.


~ Talk to the Sailor, who will give you a clue about Dhoulmagus.


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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+  ANOTHER ALCHEMY RECIPE +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ Behind the door at the bottom of the stairs is a Jar containing a Mini Medal.


~ Go up the stairs and enter the further of the two doors.
  + Circle the room to get to the door onto the Terrace.
    - Speak to the Poet.

  + Return to the room and circle around it further.
    - Read the books on the bookshelves
    - If you get pulled into the conversation at the bedside, read the books
      afterward.

  + One book gives a recipe for the Ring Of Awakening.
    - The other lists the prizes for collecting Mini Medals.


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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+ PRIZES FOR COLLECTING MINI MEDALS +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ The prize you get is determined by how many medals you collect.
  + A book on the shelves in the upstairs room shows the following:


 # OF  |
MEDALS |  PRIZE                | WHO      | PURPOSE
_______|_______________________|__________|_______________________________________
   28  | Fishnet Stockings ....| Jessica  | Part of the Bunny Girl Outfit.
   36  | Posh Waistcoat .......| Angelo   | Armour.
   45  | Staff of Divine Wrath | Jess/Ang | Use as item in Battle (Wind spell).
   60  | Gold Nugget ..........|   ---    | Ingredient in the Alchemy Pot.
       |                       |          |
   68  | Miracle Sword ........| Hero/Jess| Restores some HP each round of Battle.
   75  | Sacred Armour ........| Hero/Ang | Restores HP each round of Battle.
   83  | Piece of Orichalcum ..|   ---    | Ingredient in the Alchemy Pot.
       |                       |          |
   90  | Metal King Helm ......|   ALL    | Strong resistance to many spells.
   99  | Minnie's Secret ......|   ???    | ???
  110  | Maximillian's Secret  |   ???    | ???
_______|_______________________|__________|_______________________________________

   NOTE: The posh waistcoat provides better defense than you might think.
         - And remember, Angelo likes to impress the girls...


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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+  PRINCESS MINNIE & KING MAXIMILLIAN +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

  + The king is ill and doesn't like the fact that everything is falling on
    Minnie's shoulders.
    - But Minnie is delighted to perform her royal duties.

    - She spots Hero and says: "Visitors, how exciting!"

    - She either uses the term "We" or, in referring to herself, "one" (instead
      of "I").

    - She is hoping the Hero has brought her some of those "wonderful, shiny,
      teeny-weeny Mini Medals."

    - Getting the medals, she feels, is "doing one's bit" for the family.

  + She suggests you move downstairs (she will be on one of the thrones in
    the Throne Room).

    - The King asks you to help her by bringing any medals you find.

===================================================================================

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+                                 +
+  8-2.C. COLLECTING MINI MEDALS  +
+                                 +
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

~ BEFORE TALKING TO MINNIE:

  + YOU CAN GET THE FIRST TWO PRIZES IF YOU HAVE 36 MEDALS...

    - But you may not have more than 35 (the maximum number you could have picked
      up, to this point of the game).
      * On the other hand, you may have less than 35.

    - If you have less, review the locations listed below, for finding these
      medals.
      * IF YOU PRINT THE LIST, YOU CAN CHECK OFF EACH ONE AS YOU LOCATE IT.

    - There are directions below the list for getting the 36th Medal.


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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+ MINI MEDALS LOCATION LIST +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ Currently you should have 35.
  + You were not able to start collecting them until you had the Thief's Key.
    - And you have already been to the places listed below.

  + These are listed in the best order to get them.
    - If you have less that the above number, go to each of the following places
      to find which one/s you missed.


    | Place                | Location
____|______________________|______________________________________________________
  1 | Peregrin Quay .......| In one of the Merchant's three T.Chests.
  2 | Farebury ............| In the T.Chest beyond the Church Kitchen.
  3 | Farebury Region .....| From the South Gate, go along the river then south.
  4 | Simpleton ...........| In a Barrel, upstairs in the Pub.
  5 | Maella Abbey ........| In a Jar on the right side of the Abbey.
    |                      |
  6 | Maella Abbey ........| In a Barrel, in the Garden (before the bridge).
  7 | Ruined Abbey ........| In a Barrel, on the 3rd Level.
  8 | Ruined Abbey ........| In a Jar, on the 3rd Level.
  9 | Maella Abbey ........| In a Barrel, behind Abbot Francisco's Residence.
 10 | Riverside Cottage ...| In a Barrel inside the Cottage.
    |                      |
 11 | Ascantha Region .....| North to North West of Riverside Chapel, T.Chest.
 12 | Ascantha ............| In a cabinet in the house next to the Well.
 13 | Ascantha Castle .....| (L1) In a cabinet near Guards' rest area.
 14 | Ascantha Castle .....| (L3) In a cabinet in the Chancellor's room.
 15 | Pickham .............| Down the well, in a Jar.
    |                      |
 16 | Pickham .............| In Trail Supplies Store in a hanging Bag.
 17 | Pickham .............| In a Barrel in the house opposite the Church.
 18 | Pickham .............| Up the Beggar's Alley steps to the rooftops, in a Jar.
 19 | Pickham .............| In Dodgy Dave's Blackmarket, in a cabinet.
 20 | Red's Place .........| In the Barn, in a barrel.
    |                      |
 21 | Red's Place .........| In the house, in a Pot.
 22 | Swordsman's Labyrinth| (L2) In a Jar by the chest.
 23 | Swordsman's Labyrinth| (L2) In a chest.
 24 | Swordsman's Labyrinth| (L4) In a Jar.
 25 | Hilltop Hut .........| In a Jar inside the Hut.
    |                      |
 26 | Trodain Castle ......| (L1) In a Barrel near the entrance to the Barracks.
 27 | Trodain Castle ......| (L2) In a Barrel near the Magic Key Chest.
 28 | Trodain Castle ......| (L3) In a cabinet.
 29 | Trodain Castle ......| (L1) In the Kitchen, in a Barrel.
 30 | Land of the Moles ...| Just north & East of the Mole Hole Entrance.
    |                      |
 31 | Mole Hole ...........| (L2) In a Treasure Chest.
 32 | Monster Arena .......| Behind the building.
 33 | Maella Region .......| West along the River near the Abbey entrance.
 34 | Minnie's Island .....| Go around behind the castle, on the coastline.
 35 | Minnie's Castle .....| At the bottom of the stairs in a Jar.
____|______________________|______________________________________________________


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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+ THE 36TH MINI MEDAL +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ You can get another Mini Medal.
  + From Princess Minnie's Castle, sail West to clear the Western tip of the
    Trodain Region.

  + Travel North-West along the coast until you pass Trodain (you'll recognize it
    by the Black cloud above the castle).

  + Check the World Map, you are going to sail along the channel between Trodain
    and Farebury Regions.

  + Continue along the channel until you reach the Bridge between Farebury and
    Alexandria Regions.

  + Hidden under the Bridge is Pirates Cove.
    - Swing the ship toward the cave mouth so you can enter.
    - When the screen clears, you are on a boardwalk.

  + On the left, ahead of you is a door (the door on the right will need the
    ULTIMATE KEY.
    - Go into it.
      * You'll find two empty treasure chests.
      * You'll also find some Jars and Barrels.
        - Break them to find a Mini Medal (#36)
       AND...
        - A Seed of Magic.


~ Since you've been inside Minnie's castle, you can ZOOM to it....


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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+ TALK TO PRINCESS MINNIE +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ She will be delighted that you have found the medals.
  + She exchanges the medals for the prizes.
  + She then tells you the total number collected, and how many you need for the
    next prize.

~ When you finish talking to her, you are ready to continue:


   GO BACK TO THE SHIP AND SAIL WEST.

      AS YOU SAIL, YOU'LL PROBABLY MEET:

       > See Urchins
       > Hawkmen
       > Wild Boar Fish
       > Sea Dragon.


~ Stats for these critters are in a table below.


~ The Sea Dragon is the most dangerous:
  + It does GIGAFLASH which surrounds those affected with illusions.

    - REMEMBER WHERE YOU FOUND IT, YOU'LL NEED TO MEET ANOTHER LATER ON.



+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

                       +=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+
                       +                               +
                       +  9-1. THE WORLD OF THE OCEAN  +
                       +                               +
                       +=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+


~ This maps shows the different regions of the World (for reference).
  + It also shows the approximate regions in the ocean.
    - There are different monsters (with some overlap) in each region.


===================================================================================

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+                            +
+  9-1.A. WORLD & OCEAN MAP  +
+                            +
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


 KEY:

 / | = Seawall Cliffs (ship cannot land)

   # = Points where the ship can land.


LETTERS: D, G, I, Q, V = Ocean Areas with (different types of monsters)
                         [approximate]



    G                G          G                                    G
                                                 _     G               ##    G
I            G           I            #   G    _/|                 I   ##
  __-__ I                _            ##     _/ /                      ____
 /     \         I     _/ \_       G  | \___/   |        I     /###\__/    \_  I
 |N-W   \            _/     \_         #SAVELLA_|  G          /              \_
 |ISLE _/           /         | I       |     /          _   #                 \_
 \    /             |          \        | ___#   ##     / |  #    FAREBURY       \
  \ ##      I       \  BLIZZARD |__    G #       # I   #  \  |                   |
I  #                /     PEAKS    \ I       G       ##    |I|_                __/
               ###  |               \___          ###      \__ \           ___/   I
       I      #  # Q|_                 |          \           \ \       __/ _____
             #  #    /                 |    I    ##   TRODAIN  | |   __/ __/     \
 G           #   #  |                  |        #    _          \\__/_||/         #
             #   #  \                  |_     ##    #|__         \__/             #
            #    #   |                  |    /  ___#    |             ALEXANDRIA _|
   I     ###      #  \                  |   ##_/        \_                 ####_ |
        #          |D |ARCADIA         /             #    #\     _       #/    |/
      ## BACCARAT  |  | REGION         |   PRINCESS # #     \_  # #     #     Q   I
     #    REGION   /__//\______________/   MINNIE'S ###   Q   \/   \##_#  Q  /#
    ###                |  D                    ISLE              Q          _# ##
      ##               \___       Q       Q              #   _ LAND OF MOLES-> # I
        ###                \___                        #/ \_##_             #  #
  I      __#           EAST    \___                  ##       ###_#\_#\## __#  #
      __/             ARGONIA     |            ###___#                  #/     |
     /    KINGDOM              __/     I       ###__    MAELLA                 # I
   _/    OF ARGONIA        ____\                   /_                 ASCANTHA #
   |_                  ___/#___         _____      _/                          #
   _|               __/ARGONIA#  I     /     \  I  \___                        #
   \__          #__/ #  BEACH#         | HOLY |____    \_                      #
      \ ||_    #      ### ###          \  ISLE OF /     |_                     # I
      #/   \___\_____   I            I  \   NEOS  \   I  |__                   #
     #|             /                    \_       /         |TRYAN             #
     #/  ARGONIA   |        G              \_____/I        / GULLY             #
  I   \   DESERT   /   G          G         I            I \_                 #
       |          /     _____                       G        |       PICKHAM #
        \        / I  G |_   \__                             |               #
         \_     /    ##  |      \     G        G             #               #  I
           \___/     # # |       |                    I   ###                #
        I          G ##  |       |________               /                ###
   G                    /                /    _    ######\              _#
                        \  EMPYCCHU     / G  # \ I # CAPE \            #    I
                G        \    PLATEAU   |    #  |   #######|    ###_ _#        G
     V                 G  \             |    |  |          \####   |_|
             V             \        ___/     ##_/     I         I        I
UNCHARTED ---> ?  V         \       |     G       I
     ISLE                G   |      |        I               G             G
              V              \_____/                   G
         V          G         G       G       G

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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+  OCEAN MONSTER LIST +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ In the Ocean Map, The ocean has regions too, where certain monsters are more
  likely to appear.
  + It doesn't seem to matter which Ocean region you are in, there are plenty of
    monsters.
  + The monsters you have seen before (on or near beaches):
      Hawk Man
      Khalamari Kid
      See Urchin
      Man o' War
      King Kelp


    MONSTER NAME    |AREAS| HP | EXP | G. | ITEMS--SOMETIMES |ITEMS--RARELY
____________________|_____|____|_____|____|__________________|___________________
105. Hawk Man ......| D,Q | 95 | 100 | 24 | Chimaera Wing    | Copper sword
118. Hades Condor ..| G   |102 |  99 | 22 | Strong Medicine  | Eagle Dagger
129. Shade .........| V   | 86 |  78 | 14 | Rennet Powder    | Wing of Bat
236. Khalamari Kid .| All | 44 |  37 |  9 | Waterweed Mould  | Oaken Club
                    |     |    |     |    |                  |
237. See Urchin ....| D,Q | 16 |  24 | 20 | Medicinal Herb   | Bandit's Grass Skirt
238. Man o' War ....| G   | 35 |  23 | 12 | Moonwort Bulb    | Plain Cheese
240. King Kelp .....| G   | 86 |  56 | 16 | Waterweed Mould  | Coral Hairpin
241. Wild Boarfish .| D,Q | 62 |  60 | 11 | Antidotal herb   | Scale Shield
                    |     |    |     |    |                  |
242. Anchorman .....| V   | 80 |  75 | 19 | Tough Guy Tattoo | Assassin's Dagger
243. See Angel .....| I   | 82 |  79 | 18 |Armor Seco Essence| Bunny Tail
244. Squid Kid .....| I   | 74 |  74 | 15 | Pointy Hat       | Dancer's Costume
246. Eveel .........| Q   | 96 |  92 | 11 | Antidotal Herb   | Snakeskin Whip
                    |     |    |     |    |                  |
247. Merman ........| G   |101 | 106 | 19 | Medicinal Herb   | Scale Armour
248. King Squid ....| G   |261 | 116 | 46 | Leather Whip     | Strong Medicine
249. Octavian Sentry|BEACH|116 | 120 | 33 | Iron Helmet      | Long Spear
250. Pygmalion .....| V   |100 | 109 | 13 | Antidotal Herb   | Waterweed Mould
251. Sea Dragon ....| D,G |123 | 114 | 51 | Dragon Scale     | Scholar Specs
                    |     |    |     |    |                  |
252. Foul Anchor ...| G   | 47 | 121 | 33 | Iron Lance       | Farmer's Scythe
253. Poison Eveel ..| V   |110 | 116 | 16 | Medicinal Herb   | Snakeskin Whip
254. Siren .........| I   |112 | 123 | 43 | Coral Hairpin    | Wizard's Staff
259. Tentacular ....| G,V |502 | 303 | 52 | Medicinal Herb   | Full Moon Ring
                    |     |    |     |    |                  |
260. Abyss Diver ...| V   |230 | 255 | 38 | Waterweed Mould  | Spicy Cheese
____________________|_____|____|_____|____|__________________|_____________________


~ KING KELP:
  + Can cast MIDHEAL


~ SEE ANGEL.
  + This critter can cast Zing to restore one of its fellow critter to life.


~ SEA DRAGON:
  + This monster uses GIGAFLASH to blind and confuse your people.
    - After that, regular hits usually miss.

    - But magic spells don't miss ever.

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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+  SAIL TO SEAVIEW CHURCH +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ Doing this gives you a "foothold" on the Western Continent.

  + Sailing there takes a bit of time, but you'll save time in the long run.


~ If you head exactly West, there comes a point when you see a dark mountain ahead.

  + Steer to the right of that and go along the channel.
    - The cliffs on either side will get, closer then you'll pass under a massive
      rock bridge with what looks like houses on top.

  + Keep going.
    - The channel will widen, so keep close to the cliffs on the LEFT.
    - When green appears on that side, continue until you see a headland with a
      building on it.
    - Steer toward the building and touch the land there.

  + Disembark.
    - The building is the SEAVIEW CHURCH.

    - Go to the back of the building and get a T.Chest with TOUGH GUY TATTOO.
      * This is an accessory that improves attack (all allies can equip it).
      * It is also an ingredient to make some useful items.


~ Explore the building's three rooms and the tower (up a ladder).
  + You will find another Mini Medal.

  + You'll also find someone else who has seen a Jester running across the sea.
    - Trode's reaction to the information startles Yangus!

  + The woman in red and purple will tell you how many Skill Points you need to
    get to the next skill level for all skills for all in the party.

  + The num sitting, does not charge for a night's stay.

  + The burly man at the table in the second room gives directions for getting
    to Baccarat.

  + He also tells you the Casino in Baccarat has been shut down.


   NOTE: You'll meet more slimes in this area.
         * Although they look the same, it takes a little more effort to defeat
           them.
         * Each one still only gives 1 G.
         HOWEVER...
         * These ones give 8 EXP points instead of just 1.


   SEAVIEW CHURCH HAS BEEN ADDED TO YOUR ZOOM MENU...


===================================================================================

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+                            +
+  9-1.B. EXPLORE THE OCEAN  +
+                            +
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

~ The purpose of this section of this FAQ is to find more NOTORIOUS MONSTERS.

  + BUT TO GET SOME OF THEM YOU MUST, REPEAT MUST, HAVE COMPLETED RANK F IN THE
    MONSTER ARENA.

    - IF YOU HAVEN'T, GO TO DQ-8 III AND SEARCH FOR:
      * If you haven't gotten Morrie's three memos: MORRIE
      * You have the memos but not the monsters listed: MEET WITH MORRIE
      * If you have the Monster Arena Key, but haven't fought: ARENA.

    - Improve your team as the FAQ suggests, then fight in both RANK G and RANK F.

    - ZOOM TO SEAVIEW CHURCH, WHEN YOU'RE DONE. 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


~ Starting from Seaview Church, sail South down the WEST coast of the Western
  Continent.

  + Stay fairly close to the coast and keep going until you pass an area of lower
    coastline followed by tall cliffs.
    - Although you cannot see it, you are now passing the DESERT.
    - Follow the cliffs until they turn eastward.
    - Ahead of you, out in the ocean you should be able to see an island.

  + Steer for the island and when you get there, press [SQUARE] to get the World
    Map.
    - This is UNCHARTED ISLAND so it isn't on your map!!!

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+ UNCHARTED ISLAND ($23: LOOPY LUPUS) +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ Dock the ship at the sandy beach at one edge of the island.

  + You'll meet a lot of Slimes (the newer version giving you 8 EXP).
    - If you wander in the upper area, you should meet some Liquid Metal Slimes.

    - You've met isolated CANNIBOXES which have masqueraded as T.Chests.
      - You'll now meet them "in the wild"!!!

  + Other Monsters:


    MONSTER NAME        | HP  | EXP   |  G. | ITEMS--SOMETIMES |ITEMS--RARELY
________________________|_____|_______|_____|__________________|__________________
 62. Cannibox ..........|  61 |    76 | 110 | Iron Nail        | Pot Lid
 84. Liquid Metal Slime |   8 |10,050 |  18 | Seed of Agility  | Strong Medicine
120. Mimic .............| 144 |   128 |  72 | Iron Nail        | Seed of Strength
________________________|_____|_______|_____|__________________|__________________


  + MIMIC:
    - Has a green box and purple tongue.
      * Has sweet Breath (puts one or more allies to sleep for two turns).
      * Casts SIZZ against all allies (damage varies).
      * Also does the weird Dance to steal MP.
      * May bite. 

  + Head West along the grassy area of the Island.
    - You'll find a T.Chest with a PLATINUM SWORD.


~ Return toward the ship and when you see a tongue of bright yellowish-green
  pointing down to the beach:
  + This signals a pass up into the higher ground.

  + Head up the pass.
    - You'll probably meet a lot of Canniboxes and quite a few mimics.
    - You'll only meet a few Liquid Metal Slimes.
      * Strategy:
        > Have Hero and Angelo use their swords and METAL SLASH (Hero's Sword = 30
          & Angelo's Sword = 22).
        > Have Yangus use HATCHET MAN (Axe = 19) which doesn't always work, but
          if it does, it completely defeats ANY monster.
        > Have Jessica use TWIN DRAGON SLASH (Whips = 23).

  + Go up the slope as far as you can, then head west as far as you can.
    - The T.Chest is actually a mimic, but it gives 128 EXP so is worth fighting.

  + Go back to the top of the slope, the head East to the highest point of the
    Island.


~ Notorious Monster $23: LOOPY LUPUS a.k.a. BLADEWOLF.

  + This is a wolf-like critter with iron claws attached to its forepaws.

    HP = 515 approximately.
    Gives EXP = 216
           G. = 43
    Drops a Silver Monster Coin.


   DEFINITELY ADD HIM TO YOUR MONSTER TEAM...

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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+  AN ISLAND WEST OF EMPYCCHU PLATEAU +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ From Uncharted Island, head North and slightly East of North.

  + You are headed for the Island between the DESERT and EMPYCCHU PLATEAU.

   
    MONSTER NAME        | HP  | EXP | G. | ITEMS--SOMETIMES |ITEMS--RARELY
________________________|_____|_____|____|__________________|__________________
111. King Slime ........| 210 | 110 | 51 | Slime Earrings   | Slime Crown
115. Volpone ...........| 107 | 102 | 43 | Leather Cape     | Templar's Sword
________________________|_____|_____|____|__________________|__________________


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+ GET THE SILVER MONSTER COIN ($24: CLIO) +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ There's nothing but a cat on the highest area of this island, but if you head
  west and around the peak:

  + Notorious Monster $24: CLIO a.k.a. COLOSSAL CLIONE.
    - Dodges a lot.
    - May use MULTIHEAL.

   HP = 235 approximately.
    Gives EXP = 120
           G. = 40
    Drops a Silver Monster Coin.


   PROBABLY NOT WORTH RECRUITING...

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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+  AN ISLAND EAST OF EMPYCCHU PLATEAU +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ Head north around Empycchu Plateau (staying fairly close to the cliffs).

  + At the northern end of the Plateau, head East and a little South of East..
    - You'll come to another Island.

    - Just south of the center part of the island is a T.Chest (950 G).

  + There are a lot of NASTY monsters here.

    - WATCH HP!!!


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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+ ORDINARY MONSTERS +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ The same monsters that are on this Island are also on the island between the
  Cape and Empycchu Plateau.

  + They are mean and nasty, so Watch HP:


    MONSTER NAME        | HP  | EXP | G. | ITEMS--SOMETIMES |ITEMS--RARELY
________________________|_____|_____|____|__________________|__________________
116. Bomb Boulder ......| 115 | 111 | 11 | Stone Hard Hat   | Rockbomb Shard
117. Skullrider ...(new)| 109 |  97 | 32 | Medicinal Herb   | Bandana
121. Magic Dumbells(new)|  78 |  41 |  9 | Red Mould        | Rapier
132. Hoodlums .... (new)| 123 | 106 | 32 | Tough Guy Tattoo | Iron Axe
                        |     |     |    |                  |
136. Jabberwockee  (new)| 645 | 318 |100 | Special Medicine | Steel Broadsword
137. Jab (head) .. (new)|  90 |  81 | 25 | Moonwort Bulb    | Iron Helmet
138. Ber (body) .. (new)|  75 |  71 | 25 | Rock Salt        | Iron Armour
139. Kee (R. arm)  (new)|  75 |  61 | 25 | Antidotal Herb   | Steel Broadsword 
                        |     |     |    |                  |
140. Woc (L. arm)  (new)|  75 |  61 | 25 | Medicinal Herb   | Iron Shield
142. Robo-Robin .. (new)|  99 |  96 | 43 | Iron Nail        | Iron Cuirass (armour)
143. Puppet Master (new)| 130 | 132 | 51 | Chimaera Wing    | Dancer's Costume
________________________|_____|_____|____|__________________|__________________


~ Nasty Tricks.
  + Individual MAGIC DUMBELLS are easy but they tend to turn up in groups of five
    or more.
    - They often call for backup of another Magic Dumbell.

  + ROBO-ROBIN:
    - If desperate (i.e., HP is low) may destroy itself to take out as much
      damage against the allies as possible.

  + PUPPET MASTER:
    - Chimaera Puppet breathes FIRE against all.
    - May put the party to sleep to miss two turns.
    - May tell a Funny Story (anyone affected can't stop laughing for several
      turns).
    - May tell a Love Story (anyone affected is entranced for at least two turns).
      * Note: Yangus usually doubles over laughing at this story!

  + JAB, BER, KEE, WOC:
    - BER defends by pulling its head, arms and feet inside its body.
    - JAB restores life.
    - KEE & WOK fight.
    - The four critters, under the direction of JAB unite to form:

      * The JABBERWOKEE.
        > The four on their own have a total of 315 HP (vs. 645) so are easier to
          defeat.
        > On the other hand, the four only give a total of 274 EXP (vs. 318).
        > When combined, KEE & WOK combine to hit; if its a critical hit, LOOK OUT.
          - The combined hit, if also a critical hit, takes out 175 damage.

      * If you don't want to fight the combo, take out the head, JAB, first.


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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+ MAYBE RECRUIT $25: NIGHTSTALKER +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ Notorious Monster $25: NIGHTWING CAN ONLY BE FOUND AT NIGHT...

    HP = 335 approximately.
    Gives EXP = 166
           G. = 89
    Drops a Copper Monster Coin.

   MAY BE WORTH RECRUITING -- YOU DECIDE...

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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+  NOTORIOUS MONSTER $26: HAZEL (NAH) +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

  + YOU SHOULD HEAL & SAVE!!, SO ZOOM TO SEAVIEW CHURCH, THEN:

  + Zoom to Swordsman's Labyrinth.
     - If you turn a little to the west of the entrance, you should see the Ship's
        mast.

     - Walk over the top of the mound, heading toward the ship.

     - There's a cliff blocking direct access to the ship.

  + Head South & West down the valley beside the cliff.

  + You'll see another Notorious Monster $26: HAZEL a.k.a. FEMME FATALE.
    - "Femme Fatale" is French for "Fatal (Lethal) Female".
    - (She's new, appears AFTER you complete RANK F.)
    - She uses PUFF-PUFF on one ally.

       HP = 335 approximately.
       Gives EXP = 188
              G. = 68
       Drops a Copper Monster Coin.

    - I JUDGE WHETHER TO RECRUIT THE MONSTER BASED ON HOW EASY IT WAS TO DEFEAT IT!


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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+  CAPE WEST OF SWORDSMAN'S LABYRINTH +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

  + Head west and north around the cliff to get to the Ship.
    - Land anywhere on the cape.

    - There are TWO Notorious Monsters here, one easier that the other.


                   |
  THE CAPE:       /M O
           ______/   U  M.
    ______/           N  O
    |      $27#       T   U
     \               A   N
      |___-___   $28 #I   T
              \_       N S
                \_____----


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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+ DEFINITELY RECRUIT $27: MUSCLY MOHAWKER +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ SPIKE ($27 on the map) is in the north central location, right close to a
  T.Chest.
  + A really hard -hitter.

    HP = 580 approximately.
    Gives EXP = 199
           G. = 88
    Drops a Copper Monster Coin.


~ SPIKE IS A REALLY GOOD TEAM MEMBER.

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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+  JUST DEFEAT $28: DEATH TABBY +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ DEATH TABBY a.k.a. FAT CAT ($28 on the map) is supposed to be around any time
  of day or night.
  + But I only found it at night (you may have to chase after it).

    HP = 110 approximately.
    Gives EXP = 109
           G. = 38
    Drops a Copper Monster Coin.

   DON'T BOTHER TO RECRUIT THIS ONE -- TOO EASY TO DEFEAT

  
===================================================================================

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+                         +
+  9-1.C. BATTLE RECORDS  +
+                         +
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++

~ You have probably defeated enough monsters to make it worth checking out your
  Battle Records.


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+ BATTLE RECORDS MENU +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

  + In the top left area of the screen are three choices:
      Defeated Monster List.
      Collected Item List.
      Alchemy Recipe Book.

  + On the left side of the screen are a number of stats:
    - Time:
      * This is the total amount of time you have spent playing this particular
        saved game. 
      * Does not include any time spent on a different game.

    - Distance Travelled:
      * The distance is measured in miles and tenths of miles.
      * It is loW compared with what you might expect.
        > Mine was 135.7 and I had travelled in the ship all the way round the
          Eastern Continent.
        > This suggests that the World in the game is smaller than you might think.

    - Other data:
      * The number of Battles Fought.
      * The number of Monsters Defeated.
      * The number of Monsters Intimidated.
      * The number of Victories.
        > In my statistics, the number of Battles was 6 more than the number of
          Victories.
        > At first I was puzzled as I hadn't lost any battles.
        > The I remembered I had fought Monster Arena Battles in RANK G & Rank F
          (totalled 6 Battles).
        > So the monster Arena battles are included in the number of Battles fought
          but NOT in the victories (even though my Team won all 6 battles).
        > I guess, it is only the Battles which Hero fights included in the
          Victories total?!?!
      * The number of Times Fled.
      * The number of Times Wiped Out.
      * Max Damage in any turn (of a battle): The total damage, and the monster.
      * Total of Gold obtained.

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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+ DEFEATED MONSTER LIST +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ If you select the first item in the Battle Records list:
  + You get a choice of three:

    - View All Monsters:
      * This lists the monsters in numerical order.
        > The number for each monster in this list is the same as the number given
          with each monster's description in this set of FAQs.

    - View by Habitat:
      * You are shown a map of the world divided by region.
      * At this point, you have only visited two of the continents.
      * In each region are two (or more) colored circles.
        > Red indicates the region itself.
        > Blue indicates a dungeon.
      * Selecting any of the circles let's you access a list of monsters for that
        region.
        > If there are ???? in one of the slots, that indicates that you haven't
          defeated that monster.
          = For example, In my Trodain List, although I had met a Liquid Metal
            Slime, it always fled so ???? was in its field in my list.
          = So I went back to Trodain and succeeded in defeating it and the critter
            now appeared on the list.
      * NOTE: If you defeat a monster in one region, it will be listed in every
              region/habitat that that monster appears in.

      * NOTE ALSO: The "Ocean" is a red dot in the bottom Left corner of the Map.

      * The difference between the Habitat Map and the World Map:
        > The colors in the World Map are reversed:
          Red  = Dungeons.
          Blue = Towns.

    - View by family.
      * The monster are listed by the family they belong to.
        > There is an icon beside their name.
        > This helps in putting your Monster Team together as, if you use critters
          from the same family in Monster Arena Battles, you access a Deathmove!

  + Whichever list you access, you can press [X] on any critter in the list to
    find out:
    - How much EXP and Gold they give.
    - How many of that monster you have defeated.
    - What items they have dropped.
      * ???? means they have not dropped anything so far.
      * There may be one line or two, depending on whether they have dropped
        either a commonly dropped and/or a rarely dropped item.

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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+ COLLECTED ITEM LIST +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ When you choose this list, you get the following choices:

   All
   Weapons
   Armour
   Shields
   Helmets
   Accessories
   Items
   Important Items

  + Select whichever item on the list you are interested in.
    * You'll be told the number of items collected.
    * And a list of items.

  + If you press [CIRCLE] on any item, if gives information including who can
    use the item.


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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+ ALCHEMY RECIPE BOOK +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ When you choose this list, you get the following choices:

   All Recipes
   Incomplete Recipes
   Weapons
   Armour
   Shields
   Helmets
   Accessories
   Items

~ Choosing any of the items on the lists allows you to check what recipes you
  have found (or used) in the indicated category.

  + Whenever you see something colored green, it is a clue to the item but the
    proper name for that item is not known.
    - For example, in Trodain's Library, one recipe is:
       "Healthy Cheese" = Plain Cheese + "a healing item"
      * Both "Healthy Cheese" and "a healing item" were colored green.
    - The only way to discover the proper name for "Healthy Cheese" is to make
      it in the Alchemy Pot.
    - The only way (since you don't know the proper name for the cheese) to find
      out the ingredient "a healing item" is by experimenting.
      * Possible healing items:
         Medicinal Herb
         Strong Medicine
         Strong Antidote 
         Amor Seco Essence
    - I tried several times to make this cheese.
      * Each try, I placed one of the items listed above + Plain Cheese.
      * For the first three on the list, the Alchemy Pot popped its lid and
        returned the items to the Item Bag.
      * But when I put the Amor Seco Essence + Plain Cheese, the recipe worked.
    - The "Mild Cheese" was made.
      * In the recipe, "Healthy Cheese" was replaced with "Mild Cheese" (in black).
      AND...
      * "a healing item" was replaced with "Amor Seco Essence" (in black).

  + The Library warned that not all recipes are worth using.
    - Another recipe in the Library was:
      * "A Blunt Axe" = Iron Axe + Gold Nugget.

    - You might think this was one of the recipes you were warned about.
    HOWEVER...
    - The Blunt Axe is really the GOLDEN AXE.
      * It sells for 5,000 G (same amount the Gold Nugget sells for.
    - The GOLDEN AXE can be used in the Alchemy Pot to make:
      * The MOON AXE ... One is in a T.Chest in Argonia; sells for 11,000 G.
      OR...
      * The KING AXE ... You can buy one in Orkutsk & Tryan Gully for 17,000 G.
                         bUT IT SELLS FOR ONLY 8,500 G.
    - So it can be productive to make the Blunt Axe!!!

~ When you are looking at a recipe in the list:
  + Press circle to see the icon of the item to be made as well as what is known
    about the recipe ingredients.

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++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+                                                  +
+  9-1.D. MONSTER ARENA BATTLES RANK E AND RANK D  +
+                                                  +
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

~ The purpose of these battles is to become the RANK D Champion so that you can
  recruit three more monsters (for a total of 9)


~ It is worth while spacing out your Monster Arena Battles:
  + The actual stats you find in your game may vary from the following.
    * The Notorious Monster Stats DEPEND ON HERO'S CURRENT STATS WHEN HE FIGHTS
      THEM.


~ To get ready for the battle:

  + Switch the team Members.

    - Your Team should now consist of:
        Hackzilla
        Potbelly
        Spike

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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+  RANK E OPPONENTS +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

  + Round 1 enemy team: ERICSON - THE PRISON PUSSYCATS.

            JAILCAT + TERROR TABBY + JAILCAT
       HP =    65          99           65
       MP =    12          20           12
     Attk =    86          65           86
      Def =    66          80           66

 ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~

  + Round 2 enemy team: ELIDOR - THE FIEND FAMILY.

             HIPSTER  +  MINIDEMON  +  WITCH
       HP =    146          83          130
       MP =     32          60           48 
     Attk =    132          58          110
      Def =     80          63           79

 ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~

  + Round 3 enemy team: EVIANA - THE DIRTY DANCERS.

               MAGIC
            MARIONETTES + TAP DEVIL +  VOLPONE
       HP =    180           125         183
       MP =      0             0          48
     Attk =    132            91         145
      Def =     92            89         100

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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+  RANK E PRIZE +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

  + Ring of Clarity ... +10 Defense to whoever is equipped (all can equip it).
                         More resistant to confusion.

  + Call Team ......... This has been added to Hero's Battle Abilities List.
                         You can, if you wish, use your team in a real-time Battle.


   GO UPSTAIRS AND SAVE WITH THE MINISTER THERE...

       JUST IN CASE YOUR TEAM ISN'T STRONG ENOUGH FOR RANK D...


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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+  RANK D OPPONENTS +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

WARNING!
~ When all three opponent belong to the same family, they could use a DeathMove.
  + This is usually a combined attack or magic attack.
  + My teams have usually defeated one member of the opposing team in the first
    round so I haven't seen any DeathMoves.

 ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~

  + Round 1 enemy team: DAREN - TEAM NIGHTMARE.

            NIGHT FOX + NIGHT EMPEROR + NIGHT SNEAKER
       HP =    161           182             125
       MP =      6             0              12
     Attk =     98           128             110
      Def =     73           116              77

 ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~

  + Round 2 enemy team: DARCY - THE DEADHEADS.

                           WALKING 
            SKELETON   +   CORPSE    +    MUMMY
       HP =   145            200           143
       MP =    30              0             0
     Attk =   131            130           118
      Def =    33             13            60

 ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~

  + Round 3 enemy team: DEOGOL - THE PSYCHE-OS.

             BROWNIE   +   HOOD    +    BROWNIE
       HP =    100          200           100
       MP =      0            0             0
     Attk =    123          166           123
      Def =     76           72            76

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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+  RANK D PRIZE +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

  + MIGHTY ARMLET .... +5 Attack to whoever is equipped (all can equip it)

  + Reserves ......... +3 monsters can be recruited as reserves.
                          - You now have space for 6 reserves.


   YOU CAN NOW RECRUIT THREE MORE POWERFUL MONSTERS...


+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

                       +=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+
                       +                                   +
                       +  9-2. HUNT FOR NOTORIOUS MONSTERS +
                       +                                   +
                       +=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+


===================================================================================

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+                                                      +
+  9-2.A. RECRUITING SOME POWERFUL NOTORIOUS MONSTERS  +
+                                                      +
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

~ This activity has three purposes:

    1. Recruit some more Notorious Monsters:
        $29 SEASAW a.k.a. TERROR TALONS.
        $30 FANTOM OF CHOPERA a.k.a. CAPERS.

    2. Collect a bunch of Monster Coins.

    3. Improve the Stats of our Hero and his friends.    


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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+  A REALLY GREAT NOTORIOUS MONSTER ($29: SEASAW) +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ ZOOM to Farebury.

  + Go through the town to the WEST GATE.
    - Check the World Map for the Ship Icon.

    - It's near where you fought Hackzilla.

  + Walk to the ship and board it.
    - Head East until you get to the Island (unnamed) and disembark.

    - The Notorious Monster is $29: SEASAW a.k.a. TERROR TALONS.
      * May do a "buzz saw" attack using those talons to rip through all allies
        (nasty!!).

       HP = 370 approximately
       Gives EXP = 227
              G. = 80
       Drops a Copper Monster Coin.


   RECRUIT THIS ONE...

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~ ZOOM back to Farebury.

  + Go inside and round the back of the Armor Seller's Booth.
    - He gave you the clue to the Thief's Key Recipe.

  + Talk to him again and he'll tell you the location of another recipe in Pickham.
    - "Look at the Back of the ladder in the watchtower.


~ ZOOM  to Pickham and pick up the recipe.
  + "Use" it to get the Recipe in you Alchemy Recipe Book.

    NOTE 1: The "something that makes you happy" is a garter.

    NOTE 2: You are going to need two EROS BOWs to make the best bow possible
            in the game.
            - One to make CHIERON'S BOW (when you have the Ultimate Key).
            AND...
            - One to make the ODIN'S BOW  (later, when you get to Tryan's Gully).

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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+ ONE MORE NOTORIOUS MONSTER (#30: FANTOM OF CHOPERA) +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ ZOOM to the Riverside Chapel.

  + Go back to the Riverside Cottage and behind it to take the path down to the
    river bottoms.

    - About half way along the path to the Cave leading to Wisher's Peak is:
      #30: FANTOM OF CHOPERA a.k.a. CAPERS.

       HP = 475 approximately
       Gives EXP = 219
              G. = 39
       Drops a GOLD Monster Coin.


  RECRUIT THIS ONE...

    ... IF NECESSARY, REPLACE ONE OF THE WEAKER MONSTERS...

        ... GO THROUGH THE LIST TO SEE WHICH ARE WEAKER...

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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+ ARGONIA BEACH ($31: AL GEE) +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ ZOOM to Princess Minnie's Castle.

  + Sail West but this time, instead of taking the channel to Seaview Church:

    - Head South down the EAST coast of the Western Continent.
      * Stay fairly close to land.

    - When the beach appears (you'll be heading West) disembark.

    - This is Argonia Beach but it is only accessible from the Ocean.

  + There are two T.Chests, one at each end of the beach.
  AND...
  + One Notorious Monster almost in the middle (but a little further West).


~ You'll meet many of the Ocean monsters and land monster on this beach and these
  additional ones:


    MONSTER NAME        | HP  | EXP |GOLD|  ITEMS DROPPED   |ITEMS DROPPED RARELY
________________________|_____|_____|____|__________________|____________________
122. Gargoyle ..........| 120 | 114 | 36 | Strong Medicine  | Steel Broadsword
245. Crayzees ..........|  91 |  94 | 25 | Edged Boomerang  | Turtle Shell
249. Octavian Sentry ...| 116 | 120 | 33 | Iron Helmet      | Long Spear
________________________|_____|_____|____|__________________|____________________

  + The CRAYZEE is good at dodging.
    - Don't use air-based spells (e.g., Yangus's AXES OF EVIL won't work).
    - Because of its hard shell, it takes more and/or stronger hits to defeat.

  + OCTAVIAN SENTRY.
    - May be difficult to defeat with only PHYSICAL ATTACKS.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~ WHISTLE up some battles to bring everyone's EXP up one Level.


~ The chests contain:
    SEED of STRENGTH
    YGGDRASIL LEAF


~ The Notorious Monster $31: AL GEE a.k.a. BIG AL.

       HP = 235 approximately
       Gives EXP = 181
              G. = 133
       Drops a Copper Monster Coin.


   ALTHOUGH NOT A MONSTER TO RECRUIT...

      IT'S WORTH THE EXP, G., AND MONSTER COIN...

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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+ A T.CHEST NORTH OF SEAVIEW CHURCH +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ Head North from the Church, staying close to the East coast.

  + At the point is a T.Chest with 1200 G.

  + Return to Seaview Church (ZOOM or fight your way back).


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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+  A NOT SO HOT NOTORIOUS MONSTER ($32) +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ This monster may not be worth recruiting, but IT IS WORTH FIGHTING because
  of the EXP and the Copper Monster Coin.

  + West of the Church down a grassy slope (you may have to circle around to
    find it):

    - $32: FERTILIZER a.k.a. FAUNUS:

       HP = 300 approximately
       Gives EXP = 136
              G. = 66
       Drops a Copper Monster Coin.

   NOW YOU'RE READY FOR THE FIRST MISSION IN BACCARAT REGION...

===================================================================================

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+                                                                  +
+  9-2.B. YOU HAVEN'T FINISHED COLLECTING NOTORIOUS MONSTERS YET   +
+                                                                  +
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

~ This activity has three purposes:

  1. Recruit & defeat some more Notorious Monsters:

      $33: FOUL FOWL a.k.a. RAGING ROOSTER
      $34: ORCUS a.k.a. WILD SPEARMAN
      $35: ABOMINABLE APE a.k.a. KLUB KONG ... Wait until you've rescued Baumren

  2. Rescue Felix's friend BAUMREN from circular purgatory.

  3. Get Baccarat Town & Felix Chateau on the ZOOM MENU.


WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!


  THIS ACTIVITY HAS TO BE TIMED RIGHT...

    START OUT FIRST THING IN THE MORNING, SO STAY THE NIGHT AT SEAVIEW CHURCH.


      ALTHOUGH YOU WILL ENTER BACCARAT (TO GET IT ON THE ZOOM MENU):

        CONTROL YOUR IMPATIENCE AND DON'T YET EXPLORE THE TOWN.....


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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+  BACCARAT REGION MONSTER LIST +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ These are the monsters you're likely to meet (note Sabrecat is spelled the
  English way):

  + In addition to the new version of Slimes, you have probably met the BODKIN
    FLETCHER before.
    - You may also have met the BOMB BOULDER.
    - You've definitely seen the TREEFACE before.


    MONSTER NAME        | HP  | EXP |GOLD|  ITEMS DROPPED   |ITEMS DROPPED RARELY
________________________|_____|_____|____|__________________|____________________
 49. Treeface ..........|  64 |  67 | 23 | Medicinal Herb   | Strong Medicine
 92. Cockateer .........| 105 |  90 | 28 | Stone Hardhat    | Titan Belt
 93. Great Sabrecat ....|  95 | 120 | 31 | Medicinal Herb   | Magic Beast Hide
 94. Metal Slime Knight |  90 |  91 | 33 | Slime Earrings   | Kitty Shield
 95. Puppet Player .....| 100 |  90 | 41 | Waterweed Mould  | Cool Cheese
                        |     |     |    |                  |
 96. Spitnik ...........| 108 |  92 | 18 | Boomerang        | Moon's Mercy
 97. Bodkin Fletcher ...|  88 |  86 | 23 | Antidotal Herb   | Hunter's Bow
 98. Venom Wasp ........|  92 |  89 | 13 | Moonwort Bulb    | Poison Needle
 99. Orc ...............| 105 |  94 | 31 | Medicinal Herb   | Iron Lance
                        |     |     |    |                  |
100. Night Emperor .....| 100 |  93 | 46 | Wing of Bat      | Gold Ring
101. Treevil ...........| 109 |  95 | 27 | Strong Medicine  | Yggdrasil Leaf
102. Battle Beetle .....|  57 |  96 | 22 | Templar's Shield | Iron Helmet
109. Jumping Jackal ....| 111 | 103 | 32 | Magic Beast Hide | Assassin's Dagger
                        |     |     |    |                  |
111. King Slime ........| 210 | 110 | 51 | Slime Earrings   | Slime Crown
116. Bomb Boulder ......| 115 | 111 | 11 | Stone Hard Hat   | Rockbomb Shard
________________________|_____|_____|____|__________________|____________________


~ Nasty tricks:

  + COCKATEER:
    - May scream, shocking one or more allies for at least one turn.

  + GREAT SABRECAT:
    - Looms in your face then does a double scratch.

  + PUPPET PLAYER:
    - May tell a funny story causing one or more allies to double up with laughter
      for at least two turns.

  + SPITNIK:
    - A great sun that has a tailed "sputnik" flying in orbit.
    - May spew flames at all.
    - Swallows the sputnik and spits it at one ally.

  + ORC:
    - May thrust its spear several times making up to four hits (one or more
      allies).

  + TREEVIL:
    - May use a Yggdrasil Leaf to bring one of its mates back to life.

  + BATTLE BEETLE:
    - If it knocks an ally down, they lose at least one turn.

  + JUMPING JACKALS:
    - Has metal spikes on its front paws.
      * If it claps these claws together, it send a WIND SICKLE at one ally.
      * May spin hitting with the claws for more damage.

  + BOMB BOULDER may psyche up.

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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+  BACCARAT REGION MAP (PART) +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

   KEY:
    (SC) = Seaview Church
     (B) = Baccarat
    (CF) = Chateau Felix              ___
      #  = T.Chest                ___/ # |
     --                         _/      /
    '--' = Tree at Dawn       _/        |
                             /          |
                            |            \
                             \            |
                             |             \
                             |             #|_
                            /             (SC)|
                            |               * |
                           /              * _/__
                           |            *  /_/  \
                           |          *   //# .  |
                         _/    * *  *    ||    . \ _
                       _/     *         //     . //
                     _/     *           ||     . ||
                    /     *             //     . //
                    |                  ||      .||
                   /     *            //      . //
                   |                  ||      . ||
                 __\_   *           _/_/C     . //
               _/  \_\_  _        _/_/  L     . ||
             _/      \_|| \_    _/ /    I    . //
            /          * \_ \__/ _/    F    . ||
            |        *     \_  _/     F    * /_|
         ___\      *         ||     S   S  .*__ *
         |  (B)  *          / /         F  . ||
         |____ *          _/_/    C      F . //
            _/   *      _/_/    L       I .  ||
          _/      *    /_/    I        L .  _//
       __/       *    //         F S  C . _/_/I F
      /   * * * *   _//  --    F   ___  _/_/L     F
      |  *    *  __/  | '--' _____/ __||_/C        S
      | *  (CF) |     \_____/     _/. .  L         C
     /  *       |    /\   _       |.     I         L
    /    *     /_   | _| / \      |.     F       I
    |      *    |__/_/ _/   |    _|.      F     F
    \____  *_*    //__/     \___/  .       S  F
         \_/ |_*  __*      *  *   .  * * 
               \  ||  *  *      *  *    
                \_||     __
                    \   /  --___
                     |_/        \


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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+  TRAVEL TO FELIX CHATEAU  ($33) +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ Start down the road FROM SEAVIEW CHURCH, stopping to get Fresh Milk from the cow.

  + The cow seems rather playful!!!

  + You may notice a T.Chest south of the Cow, on the other side of the river.
    - That's one of the goals in this section of the FAQ.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~ As you follow the road, you come to a bridge guarded by a Notorious Monster:

  + $33: FOUL FOWL a.k.a. RAGING ROOSTER.

    - It may scream which could shock one or more of the allies (miss one or two
      turns).

      HP = 390 approximately
      Gives EXP = 181
             G. = 33
      Drops a Copper Coin.

  + Decide if you want to add him to your reserves...

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~ Continue on the road until you see the town of Baccarat.
  + You have to go around a pond.

  + REMEMBER YOU ARE ON A TIMED SCHEDULE.

  + TO GET BACCARAT ON THE ZOOM MENU...
    - The entrance to the town shows as steps.
    - You DON'T have to go right into town.
      > When you enter, Hero just goes up the steps partway.
    - As soon as he stops, turn around and go out again.


~ Go back to the road and continue along it.

  + When you're on the other side of the pond, check the world map.

  + If you go uphill, cross the road between Baccarat and Chateau Felix.
    - Take the side-road to enter Chateau Felix.
      * You'll find a lot of cats both outside and inside the Chateau's grounds.
      * The Chateau is in the form of a giant Sabrecat, claws and all.
        > The door is between its forepaws.

    - You need to talk to Felix, but Tom won't let you in until you have answered
      three questions.
      * The answers are multiple choice with three possible answers.

    - To get past Tom, choose the second answer to each of the three questions.

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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+ FELIX AND HIS PROBLEM +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ When you go inside the Chateau, you pass between two cages with a Sabrecat in
  each one.

  + Felix is at his desk and just above his head is the head of a sabrecat (he
    seems to be cat-mad).
    - At first he is busy (be patient).

  + Talk to him and in a round-about way he'll tell you he has a friend BAUMREN
    who is lost and needs help.
    - Felix's responsibilities prevent him from helping his friends.

    - Accept the assignment.

  + He says the Baumren can be found close by a strange tree.
    - Ignore the four Sabrecat statues (you don't have the time to examine them).
      * And you don't need to either.

  + He gives you a bottle containing the SAND OF ETERNITY which you are to use
    to help Baumren.


WARNING!

  THE TREE IS ONLY VISIBLE FOR A SHORT TIME AT DAWN...

      YOU NEED FASTER TRANSPORT THAN JUST WALKING TO MAKE IT IN TIME...

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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+ RIDING A SABRECAT +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ When you have finished talking to the Felix, go back outside the building.

  + You'll find Tom standing beside a sabrecat.

  + Talk to him and he'll allow you to ride it.


WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!

   DON'T TOUCH THE [TRIANGLE] KEY....
  
      THAT SENDS THE SABRECAT AWAY....


~ You CAN use the following keys:

  + [SQUARE] = the World Map.

  + [CIRCLE] = The Main Menu.

  +    [X]   = When you are beside a T.Chest.

  + BUT KEEP YOUR THUMB AWAY FROM THE [TRIANGLE] KEY!!!!


~ You'll still have Battles and that's okay.
  + That's allowed for in the time you have.


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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+  FIRST: GET THE NOTORIOUS MONSTER ($34) +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ When you exit Chateau Felix, take the Road (between Baccarat & Chateau Felix)
  to the left.

  + Follow around the Chateau and you come to a bridge.
    - Its a "double bridge": Take the one on the LEFT,
    - The road will pass alongside a large pond.
    - Head North around this pond.
    - You'll pass a Cow (ignore it for now).

  + You'll come to a second bridge.
    - cross it and (the path is winding) go more-or-less North.

  + You'll pass a third bridge (to the right) but DON'T cross it, just continue
    North as close to the river as possible.

~ KEEP CHECKING THE WORLD MAP.
  + YOU'RE HEADING FOR THE POINT OF LAND JUST TO THE SOUTH OF SEAVIEW CHURCH.


~ When the area widens out, you should be able to see the Seaview Church building
  across the river.

  + About now, it will become night.
    - In the dark you're more likely to meet:
       Jumping Jackal
       Battle Beetle
       Puppet Player
       Treevil

  + The T.Chest contains 800 G.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


~ This is $34: ORCUS a.k.a. WILD SPEARMAN.
  + It is a blue orc.

       HP = 360 approximately
       Gives EXP = 151
              G. = 40
       Drops a Copper Monster Coin.

  + IT IS WORTH WHILE RECRUITING THIS ONE.


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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+  SECOND: RESCUE BAUMREN +
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

~ As soon as you have defeated ORCUS, head back the way you came.

  + You'll pas the bridge (its on the left now).
    - Keep going South until you get to the next bridge.

    - Don't cross.
                                                                  --
    - Turn right and go down into the hollow at the place marked '--' on the
      map above.

  + By the time you get here, it should be close to dawn and the tree will appear.

    - You'll see a ghostly blue sabrecat.

      NOTE 1: If it isn't quite dawn, circle INSIDE THE HOLLOW until Baumren
              appears.
      NOTE 2: If it is past dawn, go back to Baccarat and sleep (until evening) at
              the Inn (it's inside the door opposite the entrance to the town).
              - You can go back to Chateau Felix and get another Sabrecat to ride.
              - Then return to the hollow and circle INSIDE THE HOLLOW until the
                Tree and Baumren appear (fight battles as needed).
      

  + Talk to BAUMREN and "use" the SAND OF ETERNITY.

    - Baumren realizes that he needs to move on (he has been circling the tree,
      lost to the fact that he had died).

    - He moves up a path of blue light that formed from the Sand of Eternity
      and disappears.

~ Zoom back to Chateau Felix and talk to Felix again.
  + He tells you the strange Tree is the TREE OF STYX.
    - "Innings" comes from the British game called Cricket and refers to the when
       one team has the bat and score.
    - When "your innings are over" the game is done.

  + Baumren was the first Sabrecat to "open his heart" to Felix.
    - He makes Hero a member of the Great Sabrecat Trust.
    - He gives him a bell and calls it BAUMREN'S BELL.

  + Use the Bell when you want to summon a Sabrecat to ride.

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+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
+  LAST NOTORIOUS MONSTERS IN THIS AREA ($35) +
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~ From the Chateau, take the road between Felix Chateau and Baccarat.

  + When the road heads toward the East, go West to the edge of the ocean then
    head along the cliff (slightly West of South).

  + In the woods at the point, you'll find $35 = ABOMINABLE APE a.k.a. KLUB KONG.

    - Its HP = about 270.

    - It gives: 
         EXP = 128
          G. =  22
         Copper Monster Coin


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   OKAY NOW YOU ARE READY TO MOVE ON AND EXPLORE THE TOWN OF BACCARAT....


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 COMING NEXT (available by July 15, 2006):

   + 5th Walkthrough for DRAGON QUEST VIII (a.k.a. DQ8).


        10. BACCARAT REGION.
          11. DARK RUINS (PART 1).
            12. KINGDOM OF ARGONIA.
              13. DARK RUINS (PART 2).


   + It will be on cheatcode.com


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