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.hack//Mutation Walkthrough
Version 1.50 (First Version started on 06/08/2003)
Written by Jennifer Johnson (jens2you2001@yahoo.com)
03/05/2004

Copyright 2003-2004 Jennifer Johnson.
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--Introduction--

This is a full Walkthrough for .hack//Mutation, the second installment of the
.hack series.  If you find any errors, or think I should add something else in,
please let me know at jens2you2001@yahoo.com.  My gamefaqs.com screenname is
jenesca.

 --Version History--

1.00--The Walkthrough portion is complete, just need to be fine tuned a little.
I am still working on the After beating the game section and the grunty
section.
1.10--Fixed some formatting in the walkthrough section.  Finished the After
beating the game sections, added the Grunty Racing prizes for the Theta
server.  Added some info to the Miscellaneous section.  Also updated the
raising Grunties section.
1.15--Fixed an error with the virus core that you get from DD'ing Magus (Thanks
to Nate D. for pointing this out to me).  Added some info to the Walkthrough.
Added more information to the Miscellaneous section.
1.20--Added some Gameplay tips and some more info to the walkthrough.  Fixed a
mistake in the directions for the dungeon going to Net Slum, thanks to Andrew
Aibinder (Red Nibia) for this information.
1.25--Added more to the walkthrough.  Changed the format for the walkthrough
a little bit.
1.30--Finished adding information to the Walkthrough.  Added a formula for
getting the Poison Grunty on Theta Server.  Added more to the Miscellaneous
section.  Fixed some errors.
1.35--Fixed some errors and formatting problems.
1.40--Added some tips for Grunty Racing.
1.45--Added more information to Grunty Racing.  Also added keywords to get the
Rare Weapons.  Moved the Goblin Tag information to its own section, it is no
longer part of the walkthrough.
1.50--Added a new section for the Basic Controls.  Fixed some formatting
problems.  Working on the Grunty Raising section.  Added some formulas for the
Bony Grunty.  Fixed an error in one of my Snakey Grunty Formulas.

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==Section 1 - Contents==------------------------------------------------------
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To find what you are looking for quickly, press Ctrl + F and enter the
Code # in pharanteses found on the right.

Section #    Header                     Code #

Section  1 - Contents
Section  2 - Basic Controls             [H002]
Section  3 - Gameplay Tips              [H003]
Section  4 - Walkthrough                [H004]
Section  5 - After Beating the Game     [H005]
Section  6 - Goblin Tag                 [H006]
Section  7 - Raising Grunties           [H007]
Section  8 - Racing Grunties            [H008]
Section  9 - Miscellaneous              [H009]
Section 10 - Email Information          [H010]
Section 11 - Credits                    [H011]

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[H002] Section 2 - Basic Controls==-------------------------------------------
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--In Towns--

Press the Triangle button to bring up the:

1.  Menu Screen

Here you can check on your items list, Key Items list, and the status of the
characters currently in your party.

Press the Square button to bring up the:

2.  Chat Commands

There are two menus to choose from, just hit left or right to switch menus.

    --Strategy Menu
       --You can choose to have:
        --Everyone Gather! to call everyone to wherever Kite is located.
        --Let's Scatter! to have everyone go off on their own.

    --Members Menu
       --Just pick the name of the character that you want to:
          --Change Equipment-Here you can change the Armor and Weapon of your
            other characters.

--In Battles--

For Kite:

-To execute a basic attack make sure an enemy is in range and hit the X
Button.
-To use Skills, press the Triangle Button and choose Skills.  Choose whichever
skill you want for Kite to execute it.

--Chat Commands--

Note:  There are three separate menus for the Chat commands, push left or
right to access the different ones.

Press the Square button to tell your characters what to do in battle.

1.  Battle Strategy Menu

Skills!-Your characters will use their skills as long as they have the SP to
execute them.

First Aid!-Your characters will heal as long as someone needs to be healed.

Stregthen!-Your characters will use spells or scrolls that will benefit your
characters attributes.

Weaken!-Your characters will use spells or scrolls that will weaken the
enemies.

Don't use Skills!-Your characters will not use any skills or items, they will
attack regularly.

Attack!-Your characters will use only Attack skills, no magic. (Wavemasters of
course will not.)

Magic!-Your characters will use only Magic skills. (This doesn't always work
perfectly, characters like BlackRose will use Magic once and then go in to
attack, so issue it again if you want them to be consistant.)

2.  Member Menu Commands

Pick the characters name that you want to tell what to do and then you have a
menu, you can choose to:

Designate Skill-Tell your character to use a specific spell or attack and what
target you want them to use it on.

First Aid-Tell one of your characters to heal the party only.

Change Equipment-Tell your character to change their weapon or armor
(Obviously you can't change their Weapon and Armor when they are using them,
so wait until they are done.)

Assemble-Your characters will fight in formation, and attack any nearby
enemies.

Designate Target-Tell your characters what monster to attack.

Standby-Tell your characters to stop attacking and heal themselves.

3.  Type of Battle

You can choose whichever battle method you want, this is the command that Kite
gives at the beginning of each battle.  You can switch this whenever you want.

-Operation Wonder Battle:  Your characters will just go to the closest enemy
and start attacking.

-Operation Union Battle:  Your characters will attack whatever enemy Kite is
attacking.

-Operation Follow Me:  Your characters will follow Kite, and attack any nearby
enemies.

-Operation Recover:  Your characters will Standby and recover themselves.

--Battle Tips--

-If you are going to use a Wavemaster, you always have to tell them what to do
they won't just attack enemies by themselves.  So issue the Skills! or Magic!
commands to get them to attack.  If you want them to heal, pick their name and
choose First Aid!

-Always bring along a good supply of Antidotes and Restoratives.  Also give
a good supply to your fellow teammates.

-When on the field or in the dungeon, try Data Draining a few times.  You need
to collect Virus Cores so you can do some Gate Hacking.  Hopefully if you
do a little each time, when the game calls for you to Hack the gates, you
won't have to go on a Virus Core hunt.  Also even if you get items instead of
Virus Cores, you can just sell the extra items for cash.  So nothing is ever
a waste of time.  Also by the time you get to Quarantine you will be glad you
did some extra Data Draining, trust me on this!

--When in dungeons, use a Speed Charm on Kite.  This will get you through the
dungeon faster, also it can be helpful in battle for those Pesky monsters that
can run fast.

--Check your Ryu Book IV to find out what monsters you have fought.  Also you
can find out what type of items you can Data Drain them for, and also what
type of Virus Core.

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[H003] Section 3 - Gameplay Tips==--------------------------------------------
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--Always be on the lookout for good trades.  Check your Ryu Book III, it shows
what characters you have met, what items they have to trade, and whether or
not they are online.

--Check your friends affection levels in Ryu Book 5.  The max level for
affection in .hack//Mutation is 500.

--When in dungeons always break boxes, barrels, bones, and eggs to obtain
good items.  If you can find a room that has 10-12 items to break, enter
and reenter several times to stock up on items like Health Drinks, Healing
Potions, Recovery Drinks, antidotes, restoratives, elemental items (relating
to the element of the field you are in).

--Data Drain for Virus Cores, you need to do this to get Virus Cores to hack
the gates, however do it in moderation, if Kite's picture in the skills
section is turning Green to Orange, stop and kill monsters normally until he
is a nice shade of blue.

--Periodically check all of your Ryu Books to see if you have met the
criteria, to get new wallpapers, music, and movies.

--Buy a good supply of Fairy Orbs, and Fortune Wires.  Fairy orbs are very
helpful in dungeons, and Fortune Wires are good for getting the better
treasures.

--In the Lambda server's Magic Shop you can buy The Hanged Man, and The Moon
scrolls.  Stock up on these items the best you can.  They will be very helpful
with fighting certain enemies.  Note:  These items cannot be bought in
Outbreak for some reason, so stock up now!

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[H004]  Section 4 - The Walkthrough==-----------------------------------------
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Please Note:  In dungeons I will sometimes give directions.  The directions
are always for the quickest way to the exit.  And the direction given is
always according to your map in the right hand corner of the screen.

Also this Walkthrough is written as if you had converted your Data flag from
Infection, because that is how I play it.

----------------
In the Beginning
----------------

After the opening sequence you will be on your desktop, you will have new
email and news.  Check your email you will see one from BlackRose, reply to it
with "I hope so."  for a +20 to affection.  You will also have received two
emails from CC Corp regarding the Flag Race.  You can now race the grunties
that you raise in flag races, provided that you have raised all types for the
particular server.  **You may also receive another email from the third party
member you took to fight Skeith asking if you are okay, I received one from
Gardenia and I answered "I'm okay"  and it raised her affection +20.**

Do anything else you want to on the desktop, save if you like, then pick The
World.

Check the postings on the boards.  Then go ahead and Log In to The World.

-------------------------
Highland City-Dun Loireag
-------------------------

You will start out on the Theta Server.  You will meet up with BlackRose, who
will tell you that they need to go back to Theta:  Chosen Hopeless
Nothingness.  So lets get ready to go back to the dungeon where we fought
Skeith.

--Go ahead and do some trading to upgrade armor and weapons for Kite and
BlackRose, everybody should have new stuff to trade.
--When trading look out for the TwinBlade weapon called Yosetsu & Fouyu, this
is not the greatest TwinBlade weapon, but it does have a water spell that Kite
can use.  Consider bringing this along since Kite has no Water TwinBlade
Skills.
--Put BlackRose into your party, and when you are ready go to the Chaos Gate
and head for Chosen Hopeless Nothingness.
--If you raised an Iron Grunty in Infection, he should have another Aromatic
Grass to trade.

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Theta Chosen Hopeless Nothingness-Area where you defeated Skeith.
Lvl.  28 Element:  Earth
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Elemental item:        Well Water
Grunty Food:           Immature Egg X 7, Golden Egg X 1
Enemies & Virus Core:  Cursed Blades
                        -DD for Sleipner, Million $ Spear, Virus Core A
                       Metal Goblin
                        -DD for Anshou, Jinsaran, Virus Core A
                       Mantis
                        -DD for Giant Hill, Electric Guard, Virus Core B

You can clear the field if you want to but it isn't necessary.  In the dungeon
there are no enemies to fight so go ahead and use a fairy's orb to find the
quickest way to the exit.  You will see a series of scenes and then you will
leave the dungeon and go back to town.

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Highland City-Dun Loireag
-------------------------

You will then see a scene where Kite is approached by a shopkeeper and will
exchange his Book of Law for the Book of Absolute.  Like the Book of Law
this one will be utterly useless as well.

You will receive notification that you have new mail.

Log out

--Desktop--

New Email:

1.  Anonymous:  Go to Theta Soaring Sky Bounded Abyss
2.  Aura:  Garbled Email

Log into The World

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Highland City-Dun Loireag
-------------------------

--Don't worry about equipment and items, head to the Chaos Gate and go to:

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Theta Soaring Sky Bounded Abyss-Area mentioned in the Anonymous Email
Lvl.  13 Element:  Wood
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Watch the scene and afterwards you will be back in town.  You should receive
another message that you have mail.

--About the scene that plays out with Lios and Helba, in case you didn't catch
it, Helba will mention that Lios tried to delete Kite's character by giving
him special items.  These would be The Book of Absolute, and Book of Iron.
But because Kite's character data is so well protected (thanks to Aura) he
couldn't do it.  This is why you can't use and never will be able to use these
items.--

Log Out

--Desktop--

New Email:

1.  If you have affection levels of 250 for your friends you should receive
emails from all of your allies (except for Mia and Elk), the way you answer
their emails can raise their affection.
2.  Lios:  Allowing you to go to the Lambda server.  He tells you to meet him
in the town, he is in disguise as an NPC shopkeeper.

Log In

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Highland City-Dun Loireag
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Go to the Chaos Gate and choose other servers.  Pick the Lambda server.

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Cultural City-Carmina Gadelica
------------------------------

Go ahead and trade, and check out the shops.  You can also raise grunties here
as well.  The Grunties for Lambda Server are Bony, Snakey, and Noble Grunty.
The Bony Grunty will have a Golden Grunty (+30 to HP) to trade, the Snakey
Grunty will have a Silver Grunty (+15 to SP) to trade.

When you are ready visit the weapon shop, you will find Lios.  He will tell you
to investigate the protected areas and you should check the boards.  He will
give you Virus Core P.

Log Out

--Desktop--

Now the fun begins!  There are a few new keywords for you to try out.  You
should always read everything on the board.  I will only mention ones where
keywords are given, or are important to the story, but read everything so you
can understand what is going on in The world.

Check the boards:

1.  Lambda Collapsed Pagan Remains-It seems they are holding a trading
    convention here.
2.  Lambda Lightless Distant Dead Lands-This is where the Nuke Usagimaru Show
    is playing.
3.  Lambda Detestable Vengeful Sunny Demon-Challanged to a game of tag by the
    Golden Goblin.
4.  Lambda Dolorous Evil Eyed Widow-Protected area where girl like figure was
    seen.

New Email:

1.  Gardenia:  Inviting you to Lambda Quiet Oblivious Cabbage
2.  Helba:  Telling you about the new Virus Cores (IMPORTANT PLEASE READ
    THIS ONE!!)

Log In

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Cultural City-Carmina Gadelica
------------------------------

You will meet Mia and Elk.  Something is wrong with Mia's voice, but anyways
they want to go to the protected area Lambda Dolorous Evil Eyed Widow with
you.  So when you decide to go there put them in your party.

Now you can start calling up your other friends to go dungeon crawling with
you.  Also you can start raising their affection levels by giving them gifts.
Do a lot of trading to upgrade their armor and weapons.  I will not specify
any particular weapon or armor, because it is really up to you and what you
prefer.  But for Kite I always bring along 3 or 4 different weapons for him
all with different elemental attacks so I can take advantage of elemental
weaknesses in battle.

To move the storyline along you must go to Lambda Dolorous Evil-Eyed Widow.  I
like to do the optional dungeons first.  I will put it in the Walkthrough the
way I do them, but you certainly don't have to do them this way.

Ok! Let's get Started!

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Lambda Lightless Distant Dead Lands-The Nuke Usagimaru Show
Lvl.  30 Element:  Fire
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

--Kite must be alone.

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Field
-----

Grunty Food:           Grunt Mints
Enemies & Virus Core:  Mystery Rock-B
                       Tetra Armor-B
                       Mu Guardian-B

--Since Kite is alone don't bother clearing the field unless you really want
to.

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Dungeon
--------

Grunty Food:           Golden Egg X 3, Invisible Egg X 3.
Elemental item:        Burning Oil
Enemies & Virus Core:  Mystery Rock-B
                       Tetra Armor-B
                       Mu Guardian-B
                       Phoenix Queen-B

When in the dungeon you will see a scene with Nuke and some other players,
when the scene is over you will have to go down to the lowest level of the
dungeon.  Since Kite is alone, I use a Fairy's orb on each floor so that I can
find the quickest way possible to get to the next floor.  If you need the
experience and are feeling confident go ahead and fight and complete the
dungeon.

On Floor B2, along the way you will run into a player named Moonstone, even
though nothing happens this is an important event.

Note:  Floor B3 does not have any enemies so go around collecting the
treasure boxes, and breaking the boxes to get some good items.

Nuke will be in the largest room to the north.

You will come into a room where Nuke is fighting a Pumpkin King, Kite will run
in to help him:

-----------------------------------
--Pumpkin King-Darkness Tolerance--
-----------------------------------

Heal when needed, use thunder based attacks, I like using Thunder Coil.  Keep
Kite's HP high.  You can Data Drain this monster for a Flaming Rod.

You will then get Nuke Usagimaru's member address.  Kite will automatically
return to town.

--Note:  There is no Gott Statue in this dungeon.--

Next!

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Lambda Collapsed Pagan Remains-A trading convention is being held here.
Lvl.  32 Element:  Earth
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

--Clear the Field for experience.
--Pick up any Grunty Food that you can.

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Field
-----

Grunty Food:           Root Vegetable
Enemies & Virus Core:  Hysteria-D
                       Death Crane-D
                       Smiley Ray-F

Tips on Enemies:

--Nothing to special here, but consider doing a little Data Draining.

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Dungeon
-------

Grunty Food:           Golden Egg X 4, Immature Egg X 2.
Elemental Item:        Well Water
Enemies & Virus Core:  Specter-E
                       Hysteria-D
                       Grand Cold-D
                       Bone Army-D

Tips on Enemies:

--Bone Army can hit pretty hard so try taking them out first and quickly!


Floor B1
Once in the dungeon go North, you will see a scene with Rachel, who is doing
some trading.  She will ask you to get the Love Archery.  Go North.  I will
give the directions for the quickest route to the dungeon, however I recommend
going through the entire dungeon, fighting all monsters, opening all treasure
boxes, and breaking all the boxes and barrels.  The easiest way to do this is
to use a fairy's orb on each floor.

Next go East, North, West, North, Down.

Floor B2
Go North, East, North, West, North, North, Down.

**You will see another scene with Moonstone on this floor.**

Floor B3
Go North, North, and then East to get to the Gott Statue.  You will then get
the Love Archery and you will automatically go to B1.  Hand out the items,
and then talk to Rachel.  You now have Rachel's Member Address.  You will
automatically return to town.

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Cultural City-Carmina Gadelica
------------------------------

Now head to the first Protected area.  You must take Mia and Elk for this
dungeon so add them to your party, give them any new armor and weapons that
will benefit them, and then head to the Chaos Gate.

--This is the only time that you can have Mia in your party, after this
dungeon she will not be available until you beat the game, so raise her
affection to 500 now unless you don't mind waiting.

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Lambda Dolorous Evil Eyed Widow-Protected Area posted on the MessageBoard
Lvl. 30 Element:  Water
Virus Cores needed:  P X 1
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

--Mia & Elk must be in your party.
--Clear the field if you want, but all the enemies are old Infection enemies
so you won't get much experience.

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Field
-----

Grunty Food:           Cordyceps
Enemies & Virus Core:  Mu Guardian-B
                       Red Scissors-B
                       Tetra Armor-B

Tips about enemies:

--These are all enemies from Infection so you might not get a lot of
experience.
--Red Scissors can paralyze have Kite heal anybody that is hit with that.
--Tetra Armors hit hard, have Kite use Darkness Skills and Elk use Darkness
magic.
--Mu Guardians will "Spam" you with Magic skills, use Wood Spells and Skills
to get rid of them quickly.
--Stock up on the Grunty Food, found on this field.

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Dungeon
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Grunty Food:           Bear Cat Egg X 4, Golden Egg X 1.
Elemental Item:        Pure Water
Enemies & Virus Core:  Mu Guardian-B
                       Tetra Armor-B
                       Red Scissors-B
                       Phoenix Queen-B

Tips on Enemies:

--Same Enemies as above.
--Phoenix Queens will use Wood spells on you, so use Earth spells and Skills.


Floor B1
Go North, West, North, West, South, Down.

Floor B2
South, South, East, North, North, Down.

Floor B3
Go North for a boss fight.

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--Data Bug Mu Guardian-Magic Tolerance--
----------------------------------------

Use your best skills to Protect Break him.  Have Elk heal.  After he is Data
Drained you will recive Virus Core M, and he will be a regular Mu Guardian.
Finish him off with wood skills, and you will see a scene.

You will automatically return to town.

--Since you were unable to get the Gott Statue the first time through, grab a
couple friends and return to the dungeon.

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Cultural City-Carmina Gadelica
------------------------------

When you return to the Root Town.  Log Out.

--Desktop--

Check the boards:

1.  Lambda Nameless Seeker's Prairie-A Protected Area
2.  Lambda Detestable Vengeful Messenger-Goblin Tag challange #7

Log In

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Cultural City-Carmina Gadelica
------------------------------

--Next go to the dungeon that Gardenia invited you to in an email.

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Lambda Quiet Oblivious Cabbage-Gardenia's Dungeon
Lvl. 35  Element:  Fire
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

--Gardenia must be in your party.
--Always clear the field, and pick up Grunty Food, on your way.

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Field
-----

Grunty Food:           Grunt Mints
Enemies & Virus Core:  Specter-E
                       Armor Evil-E
                       Skate Rat Ark-E

Tips on Enemies:

--The Skate Rat Ark's can resurrect so try finishing them off first, they have
a Fire Tolerance, so use Water Spells.
--Specter's have Darkness Tolerance so use Kite's Thunder Coil and any Thunder
based spells.
--Armor Evils hit hard and quickly.  So either have Kite stand back and use
spells to defeat them, or use a Hanged Man Scroll and Paralyze them.

When you are done go to the dungeon.

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Dungeon
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Grunty Food:           Invisible Egg X 5, Golden Egg X 1
Elemental item:        Burning Oil
Enemies & Virus Core:  Skate Rat Ark-E
                       Armor Evil-E
                       Green Wyrm-F
                       IronBall Mania-F
                       Specter-E

B1
You will see a scene.  Then head North, North, East, North, Down.

B2
Another scene.  Then head North, North-you will see another Moonstone scene,
Down.

B3
North, North, East to get to the Gott Statue leave then head North.  You will
have to fight a Skate Rat Ark.

--------------------------------
--Skate Rat Ark-Fire Tolerance--
--------------------------------

Since it has fire tolerance use water spells, and your best attacks.  They can
paralyze so use Antidotes ASAP.

You will get the Crystal Stone.  Gardenia will leave, and Kite will return
to town.

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Cultural City-Carmina Gadelica
------------------------------

When you return to Root Town.  Log out.

--Desktop--


New Email:

1.  If you have done the Nuke, Rachel, and Gardenia dungeons you should
    receive a new email from Moonstone.  He invites you to a new area Lambda
    Bottomless Guffawing Raw Ore.  You also get his member address.

Log In

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Cultural City-Carmina Gadelica
------------------------------

Now you have two choices:

1.  Moonstone's Dungeon
2.  Protected Area to move the storyline along.

First let's head to the Protected Area.

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Lambda Nameless Seeker's Prairie-Protected Area
Lvl. 32  Element:  Wood
Virus Cores Needed:  B X 2
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

--Clear the Field.

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Field
-----

Grunty Food:           Mandragora
Enemies & Virus Core:  Death Crane-D
                       Phalanx-D
                       Smiley Ray-F


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Dungeon
-------

Grunty Food:           Immature Egg X 2, Golden Egg X 1.
Elemental Item:        Holy Sap
Enemies & Virus Core:  Great Sled Dog-E
                       Hysteria-D
                       Death Crane-D
                       Phalanx-D

Tips for enemies:

--The Hysteria mages have Thunder tolerance so cast darkness spells.
--Death Cranes have Wood tolerance so cast Earth spells.

B1
North, North, North, Down.

B2
North, West, West, North, Down.

B3
North, East, North to the boss fight.

-------------------------------------
--Data Bug Scorpoid-Water tolerance--
-------------------------------------

Use Fire skills if you got them, otherwise use your best attacks.  Data Drain
for Virus Core N.  For the regular scorpoid keep hitting him with Fire
attacks.  If you want you can Data Drain him again, I got a Spiked Guard.

You will automatically go back to town.

--If you want the Gott statue, you will have to make a second trip to this
dungeon.--

------------------------------
Cultural City-Carmina Gadelica
------------------------------

--Now put Moonstone in your party and go to the dungeon he invited you to.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Lambda Bottomless Guffawing Raw Ore-Moonstone's dungeon
Lvl.  35  Element:  Fire
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

--Moonstone must be in your party.
--Clear the Field so that Moonstone can level up.
--Moonstone will tell you to defeat all the monsters in the dungeon.

-----
Field
-----

Grunty Food:           Snakey Cactus
Enemies & Virus Core:  Armor Evil-E
                       Skate Rat Ark-E
                       Ironball Mania-F

Tips on Enemies:

--Armor Evil's can hit hard, especially if you are coming in with a low level
Moonstone.  Stand back and issue spells constantly.  Or you can use a Hanged
Man Scroll to Paralyze them.
--Skate Rat Ark's can revive fallen monsters, if you run into two or more of
them, have Kite use Data Drain on them until there is only one remaining.
After that kill them normally.
--Also Data Drain a few times to get some Virus Cores.

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Dungeon
-------

Grunty Food:           Bloody Egg X 4, Golden Egg X 2
Elemental Item:        Burning Oil
Enemies & Virus Core:  Hysteria-D
                       Armor Evil-E
                       Skate Rat Ark-E
                       Ironball Mania-F

--Remember to Data Drain a few times to get Virus Cores, they are needed for
Gate Hacking.
--You must defeat all enemies in the dungeon, so I won't give directions.
Use a Fairy Orb to find all enemies easily.
--When on Floor B3, I recommend getting the Gott Statue before defeating the
monsters on that floor.  Go West, North, East, East to the Gott Statue.
--When you have defeated all the monsters there will be a scene, and Moonstone
will leave.  Kite will automatically return to town.

------------------------------
Cultural City-Carmina Gadelica
------------------------------

When you return to Root Town.  Log Out

--Desktop--

New Email:

1.  Lios:  He wants you to report on your investigation back in Lambda root
    town.

Log In

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Cultural City-Carmina Gadelica
------------------------------

In Carmina Gadelica you will see a scene with Lios.  After that you will get
notification that you have mail.

Log Out

--Desktop--

Read the boards.

New Email:

1.  BlackRose:  Asking if you are doing the right thing.  Answer however you
    want.
2.  Lios:  Gives you a new area to investigate.  Lambda Ressurecting Confused
    Judgement.

Log In

------------------------------
Cultural City-Carmina Gadelica
------------------------------

BlackRose will be waiting for you and she will give you virus core M.

Now your next dungeon will be Lambda Ressurecting Confused Judgement, I
recommend trading for some good armor and weapons for Kite, BlackRose and a
third character (I recommend a Wavemaster.)  Also stock up on items like
Ressurects, Healing Potions, Antidotes and Restoratives.  Also buy some of the
bloods to help boost your stats.

--Also now is a good time to go ahead and raise all three of the Grunties
available on the Lambda server, so you can start doing Grunty racing.

Now lets go to the next dungeon you must have BlackRose in your party, invite
a third party member and let's go!

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Lambda Ressurecting Confused Judgement-Protected Area Lios wants you to
investigate.
Lvl.  34  Element:  Fire
Virus Cores needed:  M X 2, E X 1, D X 1.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

--BlackRose must be in your party.
--Clear the Field, and collect the Grunty Food.

-----
Field
-----

Required Party:        Kite & BlackRose
Grunty Food:           Snakey Cactus
Enemies & Virus Core:  Hackberry King-E
                       Hysteria-D
                       Metal Eraser-E


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Dungeon
-------

Grunty Food:           Golden Egg X 2, Bloody Egg X 1.
Elemental Item:        Burning Oil
Enemies & Virus Core:  Specter-E
                       Skate Rat Ark-E
                       Hysteria-D

B1
North, You will see a scene, North, East, North, Down.

This floor has no enemies so go around collect the treasure chests and break
the eggs to stock up on restorative, antidotes, healing potions, and burning
oils.

B2
North, You will see a scene, North, East, North, West, North, Down.

B3
There is only one way to go so follow the map.  When you come to a doorway
with a Purple Haze in front of it, this should be a warning you are going
to fight a boss.  Use any strengthening items you have and make sure that you
are fully healed.  Now get ready for:

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Phase 2--Innis--The Mirage of Deceit--Magic Tolerance
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

First have Kite give the Attack! Command.  If you brought a Wavemaster command
them to be on First Aid!.  If not then have Kite act as the healer.  Kite and
BlackRose should then use their best skills, but do not use magic, he has a
tolerance.  Also he has an attack that can cause status effects so cure those
right away.  Innis has a spin and slam into the ground move, so if you see
Innis spinning try to move Kite out of the way.  Always keep enough SP so that
Kite can Data Drain.  If Innis spins away from Kite after he Protect Breaks it
may give him enough time to Restore Protect himself.  So Data Drain
immediately!  Data Drain Innis for Segment 1.

After Innis is Data Drained, he should have a much more manageable amount of
HP (3000).  Same strategy applies.  Use your best skills, and keep your
characters healed and you should be able to take him down.

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You will automatically return to town.

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There will be a scene with Lios.

--Note:  When you return to town you will notice that there is nobody online,
this is a good time to try your hand at Grunty Racing since there won't be
anybody to get in your way, so you might want to try it now, so don't log out
because this will be the only time where nobody is online.  Also dismiss your
party members as well.

When you are ready Log Out.  (You can't use the Chaos Gate anyways.)

--Desktop--

Check Email.  Kite will contemplate his powers.

New Email:

1.  Aura:  Garbled Email as usual but she does give you a new set of keywords.
    Lambda Merciless Grieving Furnace.
2.  BlackRose:  Telling you not to listen to Lios anymore, and act on your own
    accord.  (Good idea in my opinion)

Also there should be some new News so read that if you like.

Log In

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In Carmina Gadelica you will meet Mistral, everyone on Lambda server is acting
strangely.  She wants to go with you to Lamda Merciless Grieving Furnace.

As before trade for better equipment for Kite and Mistral, stock up on Healing
Potions, Antidotes, Restoratives, Mage's souls, and Ressurects.  Buy some
bloods if you can.  Now put Mistral and one other person in your party and
head to the Chaos gate and go to:

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Lambda Merciless Grieving Furnace-Area written in Aura's Email
Lvl.  35  Element:  Fire
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

--Mistral must be in your party.
--Clear the Field for experience.

-----
Field
-----

Grunty Food:           Grunt Mints
Enemies & Virus Core:  Hackberry King-E
                       Armor Evil-E
                       Ironball Mania-F


--You've faced all these enemies before, shouldn't be too much of a problem.

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Dungeon
-------

Grunty Food:           Invisible Egg X 2, Golden Egg X 1.
Elemental Item:        Burning Oil
Enemies & Virus Core:  Hackberry King-E
                       Valkyrie-D

--Go to every room and break every box and barrel to stock up on items.  Use a
Fairy's Orb to make it easier on each floor.  I highly recommend clearing out
the dungeon but I will give directions for the shortest route:

B1
North, East, South, East, North, Down.

B2
Just keep going North.

B3
To the North, until you get to a doorway with the Purple Haze, you know what
that means!  Use any strengthening items you have and head through the door
to face:

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Cubia Core-Physical & Magic Tolerance
5000 HP
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Cubia Core will start out with physical tolerance, so have Kite and the
others use Magic!  If Cubia has a Physical Tolerance have Kite act as the
healer so that you can take advantage of Mistral's magic.  When it has a Magic
Tolerance command Mistral to be on First Aid! and have Kite go up and start
using his skills to whittle away on Cubia's HP.  Just keep switching when his
tolerance changes.  Also your third person should be a good attacker, have
Kite use Designate Target to tell them to go after Cubia.  When Cubia has
physical tolerance you might have to issue the Magic! command more than once,
since attackers are not consistant with using magic.

Now Cubia has friends that will pop up from time to time, the only one
you need to worry about is Repth Gomora it likes to heal Cubia so if you see
it be sure to take it out if it is causing you problems, try using spells, it
is easier to keep track of it that way.

So basically, keep an eye on Cubia's Tolerance level and adjust your strategy
accordingly.  If Repth Gomera is healing Cubia too much, have Kite use spells
to kill it off.  Keep plugging away and eventually you will be victorious.

After some scenes you will automatically return to Root Town.

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

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Back at Root Town, Mistral will give you Forestlore.

You will get notification that you have new mail.

Log Out

--Desktop--

Check the boards:

1.  You will get another challange to play tag by Zyan R at Lambda Detestable
    Vengeful Scent.
2.  Marlo wants to talk to you at Lambda Stalking Silent Footstep.

New Email:

1.  Natsume:  Telling you that she is going to become stronger.
2.  Sanjuro:  He has found another powerful sword at Lambda Bitter Hot-Blooded
    Sand Trap.
3.  Piros:  He wants revenge on the cat that embarassed him at Lambda
    Shapeless Haunted Holy Ground.

There is also new news so read that if you would like, and then go to the
world.

Check the boards one more time:

1.  There is a monster named Level 10 Vine that will raise your level X 10, but
    it seems to be a hoax, it can be found at Lambda Bottomless Hopeless
    Footstep.

Log In

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--To move the Storyline along you must do the Piro's Dungeon.
--I will list the dungeons in the order that I complete them.  But if you
don't want to do them this way, don't.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Lambda Stalking Silent Footstep-Marlo wants to speak to Kite.
Lvl.  38  Element:  Water
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

--Kite must be alone for this dungeon.
--Only clear the field if you enjoy fighting with Kite alone.

-----
Field
-----

Grunty Food:           Mushroom
Enemies & Virus Core:  King Snakoid-D
                       Great Sled Dog-E
                       Voodoo Goblin-D

Tips on Enemies:

--The King Snakoid hits pretty hard, so take them out first.  Be ready to
do some healing.
--The Voodoo Goblin can cause Status Effects so make sure you have a few
Antidotes and Restoratives handy.

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Dungeon
-------

Grunty Food:           Invisible Egg X 1, Golden Egg X 4.
Elemental Item:        Pure Water
Enemies & Virus Core:  Headless King-E
                       Great Sled Dog-E
                       King Snakoid-D

You will see a scene with Marlo and Peace & Justice.

--Take the shortest route, unless you like fighting as Kite alone.

B1
Just go North.

B2
North, West, North, East, North, Down.

B3
North, West, West to Gott Statue leave to the East, continue North.

You will find Marlo fighting a:

--------------------------------------
==Hades Hound-1730 HP-Fire Tolerance==
--------------------------------------

Use your best skills, use water spells if you got them.  Data drain him for a
Blitz Spear if you want.

Marlo will then give you his member address!

Kite will automatically return to town.

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--Now let's go check out that hoax!

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Lambda Bottomless Hopeless Footstep-Lvl 10 Vine is rumored to be here.
Lvl.  39  Element:  Wood
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-----
Field
-----
Grunty Food:           Mushroom
Enemies & Virus Core:  Orochi-F
                       Mummy Scissors-D
                       King Snakoid-D

--Grab two friends for this dungeon.  Clear the field for good experience.
--As always do a little Data Draining to get Virus Cores.

-------
Dungeon
-------

Grunty Food:           Invisible Egg X 2, Golden Egg X 2.
Elemental Item:        Holy Sap
Enemies & Virus Core:  Mummy Scissors-D
                       Voodoo Goblin-D
                       Pumpkin King-E
                       Statue Menhir-E

Tips on Enemies:

--Statue Menhir's can revive any monsters you have killed.  So take them out
first.  If you run into more than one, have Kite Data Drain one and then kill
the other off normally.

B1
North, North, East, East, South, Down.

B2
South, West, North, West, North, Down.

B3
North, East, North, East to Gott Statue, leave to the West, North, West, North

Kite will find Natsume fighting a:

---------------------------------
--Hackberry King-Wood Tolerance--
---------------------------------

You probably have fought a ton of these already.  So just do your best.

After a scene, Kite & Co will return to town.

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

--Next Sanjuro has found another sword he wants, let's help him out.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Lambda Bitter Hot-Blooded Sand Trap-Sanjuro's Dungeon
Lvl.  39  Element:  Fire
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

--Sanjuro must be in your party.

-----
Field
-----

Grunty Food:           Snakey Cactus
Enemies & Virus Core:  Orochi-F
                       King Snakoid-D
                       Pumpkin King-E

--As always clear the field for experience.

Tips on Enemies:

--If you want to Data Drain an Orochi, you must use Magic Spells for it to
Protect Break.

-------
Dungeon
-------

Grunty Food:           Golden Egg X 2, Bloody Egg X 3.
Elemental Item:        Burning Oil
Enemies & Virus Core:  Druid Witch-D
                       Nobabunga Soul-D
                       Pumpkin King-E
                       King Snakoid-D
                       Orochi-F

B1
North, West, South, South, East, Down.

B2
East, North, West, North, West, South, Down.

B3
South, West, West, North to Gott Statue

You will get the Demonic Sword, which Kite will give to Sanjuro.  Sanjuro will
give Kite the Blades of Bond.  Sanjuro will leave the party.  Kite will
return to town.

--The Blades of Bond is a great weapon for Kite.  Consider bringing it along
for every dungeon.

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

--Alright now let's help Piros out:

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Lambda Shapeless Haunted Holy Ground-Piro's Dungeon
Lvl.  40  Element:  Darkness
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

--Piros must be in your party.
--Clear the Field, and collect the Grunty Food.

-----
Field
-----

Grunty Food:           La Pumpkin
Enemies & Virus Core:  Star Fish-D
                       Voodoo Goblin-D
                       Sand Hill-F

--Data Drain if you want.  Sand Hills will sometimes give you Virus Core F.

-------
Dungeon
-------

Grunty Food:           Golden Egg X 1, Bloody Egg X 1.
Elemental Item:        Cooked Bile
Enemies & Virus Core:  Headless King-D
                       Voodoo Goblin-D
                       Mummy Scissors-D
                       Killer Box-D


Tips about Enemies:

--The Killer Box can confuse your party members, so have Kite throw a
Restorative at anyone who is affected.  If Kite get hit with the confusion
spell, issue the First Aid! command immediately.

B1
There is only one way to go.

B2
North, East, East, North, North, North, Down.

B3
North, East to Gott Statue, leave to the West, North to find Mia.

There will be a scene, Piros will log out.  Kite will return to town.

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

When you return to Root town.  Log Out.

--Desktop--

New Email:

1.  BlackRose:  Telling you that the boards are back online.

Check the boards:

1.  Read everything, but the one to pay attention to is the Epitaph of
    Twilight post written by 01.
2.  You should also have gotten another tag challange at Lambda Detestable
    Vengeful New Truth.

Log In

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Cultural City-Carmina Gadelica
------------------------------

You will meet up with BlackRose who mentions the post about the Epitaph of
Twilight and that she emailed 01.  She says they will have to wait for the
reply.

You will get notification that you have email.

Log Out

--Desktop--

Check the boards:

1.  Bear wants to meet up with Mimiru at Theta Rejecting Oblivious Wavemaster.

New Email:

1.  Linda:  It seems Balmung is investigating a strange room found by Orca at
    Lambda Dying Madness Haunted Land.

Log In.  Head to Theta Server.

Next!

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Theta Rejecting Oblivious Wavemaster-Bear is meeting Mimiru here
Lvl.  38  Element:  Wood
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-----
Field
-----

--Clear the Field, and collect the Grunty Food.

Grunty Food:           Mandragora
Enemies & Virus Core:  Statue Menhir-E
                       Mummy Scissors-D
                       King Snakoid-D

Tips about enemies:

--Statue Menhir's can Revive, so kill them first.


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Dungeon
-------

Grunty Food:           Golden Egg X 1
Elemental Item:        Holy Sap
Enemies & Virus Core:  King Snakoid-D
                       Mummy Scissors-D
                       Statue Menhir-E
                       Pumpkin King-E

B1
You will see a scene with A20.
North, West, South, South, East, North, Down.

B2
North, West, South, South, South, Down.

B3
There is only one way to go.  After you have grabbed the Gott Statue, you will
see a scene.  Kite will get Mimiru's Sword.  Kite will automatically go back
to town.

-------------------------
Highland City-Dun Loireag
-------------------------

Now switch back to the Lambda server.

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

Now grab some friends and go to:

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Lambda Dying Madness Haunted Land-Balmung is investigating a room that Orca
had discovered.
Lvl.  38  Element:  Wood
Virus Cores Needed:  N X 1, F X 1, D X 1, B X 2.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

-----
Field
-----

--Use a Fairy Orb to find your way around, this field is set up exactly like
a dungeon.

Grunty Food:           Piney Apple
Enemies & Virus Core:  Killer Box-D
                       Mummy Scissors-D
                       StarFish-D


-------
Dungeon
-------

Grunty Food:           Invisible Egg X 3, Golden Egg X 1.
Elemental Item:        Holy Sap
Enemies & Virus Core:  King Snakoid-D
                       Mummy Scissors-D
                       Killer Box-D
                       Voodoo Goblin-D
                       Statue Menhir-E

B1
Just go North.

B2
North, North, North, East, East, Down.

B3
Just follow the path.

You will see a scene and you will get Epitaph 01.

Kite will automatically go back to town.

--There is no Gott Statue in this dungeon.--

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

When you return to Root Town.  Log out.

--Desktop--

New Email:

1.  Lios:  Telling you to standby.
2.  BlackRose:  Telling you to meet Wiseman at Lambda Dazzling Sage's Arctic.

Log In

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

Now for the rest of the required dungeons BlackRose is pretty much required
to be in your party, now is a good time to give her any weapons and armor
that will benefit her.  Also giving her a good supply of healing items is also
a good idea.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Lambda Dazzling Sage's Arctic-You will meet Wiseman here.
Lvl.  42  Element:  Water
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

--BlackRose must be in your party.

-----
Field
-----

Grunty Food:           Cordyceps
Enemies & Virus Core:  Starving Ogre-E
                       Moonlighter-E
                       Scorpioid-F

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Dungeon
-------

Grunty Food:           Golden Egg X 1, Bear Cat Egg X 7
Elemental Item:        Pure Water
Enemies & Virus Core:  Moonlighter-E
                       Starving Ogre-E
                       Druid Witch-D
                       Franken-D

B1
West, North, North, East, East, South, East, North, Down.

B2
North, North, East, North, West, West, North, Down.

B3
To get to Wiseman just head North, he is in the farthest room.
To get the Gott Statue go North, North, West, West.

You can stock up on Recovery Drinks and Pure Water's on this floor.

There will be a scene.  Kite will return to town.

Log out.

--Desktop--

New Email:

1.  Wiseman:  He wants the Spark Sword in exchange for information on the
    Epitaph of Twilight.  The Spark Sword can be found at Lambda Blooming
    Promised Walkway.

Log In

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Lambda Blooming Promised Walkway-Area where the Spark Sword is located.
Lvl.  44  Element:  Wood
Virus Cores Needed:  D X 2, F X 2, E X 3.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

--BlackRose must be in your party.

-----
Field
-----

Grunty Food:           Mandragora
Enemies & Virus Core:  Grand Electric-D
                       Temple Knight-E
                       Dalaigon-F

Tips about enemies:

--This is a good field to Data Drain, since there is a Monster for each Virus
Core, just watch Kite's Infection level.
--The Temple Knight attacks quickly, try using a Hanged Man Scroll to paralyze
them.

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Dungeon
-------

Grunty Food:           Immature Egg X 3, Golden Egg X 3.
Elemental Item:        Holy Sap
Enemies & Virus Core:  Grand Electric-D
                       Temple Knight-E
                       Big Eyes-F
                       Ironball Titan-F

B1
North, West, West, South, South, South, East, Down.

B2
Follow the path there is only one way to go.

B3
North, you will come to a doorway with a purple haze so get ready for:

--------------------------
Data Bug Dalaigon
HP 3570 (after Data Drain)
--------------------------

Use your best skills. Have somebody on full time healing, his breath attack
can be pretty powerful.  Data Drain him for Virus Core O.  Continue using
your best skills (but not fire based)  Data Drain him again (if you want) I
got a Sonic Blade.

Kite will get the Spark sword for defeating him.  You will automatically
return to town.

--If you want the Gott Statue from this dugeon, you will have to make a return
trip.--

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

Back in town you will see a scene.

Now you need to return to Lambda Dazzling Sage's Arctic to trade the Spark
Sword to Wiseman.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Lambda Dazzling Sage's Arctic-Wiseman is waiting for you here
Lvl.  42  Element:  Water
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

--BlackRose must be in your party.

Yep you have to go through the dungeon again.  You need to go to the same
room you met Wiseman in before, so use a fairy's orb or use the directions
I gave above.

When you get to Wiseman you will give the Spark Sword to Wiseman.  After a
scene Wiseman will give you his member address! Plus he will give you the
Spark Sword, (which is a rare sword).  Kite will return to town.

Log Out

--Desktop--

New Email:

1.  You may have received a bunch of emails from your friends (You must have
    their affection level at 500.)
2.  BlackRose:  Questioning Wiseman's Email.
3.  Wiseman:  Giving you information about the Epitaph of Twilight, and telling
    you to find the Net Slum.

Check the boards:

1.  There is a strange guy talking about Net Slum at Lambda Scattering Fossil's
    Milestone.

Log In

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

--BlackRose will log in after you, she wants to go with you to Lambda
Scattering Fossil's Milestone.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Lambda Scattering Fossil's Milestone-Strange guy was spotted talking about Net
Slum.
Lvl. 46  Element:  Fire
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

--BlackRose must be in your Party.

-----
Field
-----

Grunty Food:           Oh No Melon
Enemies & Virus Core:  Dark Horse-D
                       Sphinx Menhir-E
                       Grand Electric-D

Tips on Enemies:

--The Sphinx Menhir can revive fallen monsters.  So take them out first.

-------
Dungeon
-------

Grunty Food:           Golden Egg X 3, Bloody Egg X 1.
Elemental Item:        Burning Oil
Enemies & Virus Core:  Inferno-E
                       Dark Horse-D
                       Ark Prince-E
                       Headhunt Lord-E

B1
North, North, North, East, East, North, Down.

B2
North, West, North, North, North, Down.

B3
North, North, West to Gott Statue, leave to the East, North

You will see a scene and a new set of keywords will be revealed.

Lambda Pulsating Worst Core-where Net Slum is located.

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

Kite will return to town, where he will meet up with Balmung.  Balmung will
give him Virus Core Q.

For this next dungeon BlackRose is required, for your third person I recommend
a Wavemaster, if you don't want a Wavemaster then bring someone who can be a
reliable healer, try giving them the Imp's Earrings so that they cast Ola
Repth to heal the whole party.

Now stock up on healing items.  Give some to your other teammates as well.
Get the best armor that you can, and some good weapons.  This is the party
that I used and the armor I had equipped:

Kite:                 BlackRose:             Elk:
Blades of Bond        Ghost Dancer           Witch's Wand
Imp Earrings          Ceramic Helm           Imp Earrings
Bandit Mail           Armor of Hell          Priest's Stole
GoblinGloves A        Cursed Hands           Geist Ring
Powered Boots         Electric Guard         Devil Greaves

For Kite:  I also had the Deluxe Boots, and the Time Sandals handy.  For
weapons I had the Magatsu, Kyoura and the Akatsuki.  Bloody Blades are also
good for their elemental attacks.

Now get ready to go to:

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Lambda Pulsating Worst Core-Area where Net Slum is located.
Lvl.  48  Element:  Fire
Virus Cores needed:  O X 1, F X 3, E X 3, Q X 1.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

--BlackRose must be in your party.

-----
Field
-----

Grunty Food:           Twilight Onion
Enemies & Virus Core:  Harpy Queen-E
                       Mad Witch-D
                       Prince Ark-E

--Listen to what BlackRose says. "East North South West North.  The gates to
paradise will open."
--In the field you will encounter some enemies to Data Drain for some Rare
weapons.

   --Mad Witch DD them for Treasure Wand and the SWORD.
   --Harpy Queen for the Great Elite and the Jishuwen.

Tips on Enemies:

--For Harpy Queen, use Earth Spells to take them out quickly.
--The Prince Ark can revive so take them out first.  Also you can Data Drain
them for the Akatsuki, a nice weapon for Kite.

-------
Dungeon
-------

Grunty Food:           Bear Cat Egg X 6, Golden Egg X 3.
Elemental Item:        Burning Oil
Enemies & Virus Core:  Squidbod-E
                       Easter Rock-E
                       Harpy Queen-E
                       Prince Ark-E
                       Dalaigon Anecdot-F
                       House Golem-F

--There are also some good enemies to DD in the dungeon.

     --Squidbod for the Fishskin and Bloody Blades. (This is the only one
       of the rare Weapons I will ever recommend, so try to get the FishSkin
       TwinBlade Weapon.)  You don't necessarily have to do it now, but try to
       do it before starting Outbreak.
     --Easter Rock for 8 Key Guardian, and the Blade 3000.

Tips on Enemies:

--Squidbod's have Physical Tolerance, so issue the Magic! Command.  Have Kite
stand back and use spells.
--Easter Rock, use Wood Based Spells and skills.
--For the Dalaigon Anecdot, just make sure that BlackRose does not have the
Spark Sword equipped she will get slaughtered!  In fact don't use that weapon
at all.

B1
--You have to enter the doorways in the directions that BlackRose keeps
reciting.
--If you mess up she will keep repeating it for you. When you successfully get
to the end, go down.

B2
North, West, North, East, East, North, East, Down.

B3
East, North, East, South, South, West, West, West, Down.

B4
West, West, West, South, East, South, Down.

B5
There is only one way to go.  There will be a door with the Purple Haze.
DON'T use any strengthening items to boost stats.  Go through the door to
find:

------------
The Net Slum
------------

You will see a scene, to continue on with the story you must talk to everybody
in Net Slum.  There are six people to talk to, but before talking to the last
person, this is a good time to use your Stat Boosting items.  There will be
another scene and you will get Harald's Note 2.  Yet another scene and then
you will have to face:

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Phase 3--Magus--The Propagation
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Put your Wavemaster on First Aid!  and tell BlackRose to attack Magus (Use
Designate target).  Now for Kite, he has the most important job of all.  You
may have noticed that Magus drop leaves and they all have timers over them.
Kite must attack and destroy all the leaves before the timer hits 0, if not
Magus will do a devastating attack that could kill your characters instantly.
So have Kite run behind Magus and just attack the leaves, that is all.  The
only time he should stop is if your healer has a status effect cast on them,
just cure them, and continue attacking the leaves.  There will be a brief
moment when he won't drop leaves so attack him, it is brief but you need all
the help you can to bring his HP down.  Just keep at it, and you should be able
to Protect Break him.  Data Drain him for Virus Core U.

Now Magus has 4500 HP, much better.  But he can still hit hard.  He also does
not drop leaves anymore so just have Kite and BlackRose use whatever they got
to take him down.  This is the final boss so don't be shy give him all you
got!!  Keep plugging away and you will win.

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Congrats!! You have beaten Magus, and also the game.

You will see a scene.  Then you will be prompted to save your game.  Do so.

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[H005]  Section 5 - After beating the game==----------------------------------
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After making your data flag, you will be on your desktop.  There will be new
news to read and also new email.

New Email:

1.  From Rika@Bandai-telling you of a new dungeon at Theta Bitter Fantasy
    Mirror World.
2.  From Rika@Bandai-giving you information about the data flag.

Check the boards:

1.  There should be a final tag challange at Lambda Detestable Vengeful Gate.

Log in, and head to Theta Server.

-------------------------
Highland City-Dun Loireag
-------------------------

--Now for the Bonus Dungeon:

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Theta Bitter Fantasy Mirror World-Area mentioned by Rika@Bandai.
Lvl.  50  Element:  Fire
Virus Core needed:  U X 1
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--Bring along whoever you like for this dungeon.

Make your way to the entrance of the dungeon.

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Dungeon
-------

Grunty Food:     Bear Cat Egg X 4
Elemental Item:  Burning Oil
Enemies:         Wander Demon-F
                 King Worm-F
                 House Golem-F

Tips on Enemies:

--If you want Rare Weapons, here is your dungeon.  Just don't do too much Data
Draining before fighting the boss, return here afterwards.  Watch Kite's
Infection level though it will go up quickly in this dungeon.  Also all of
these monsters can be DD'd for F Virus Cores, but you might want to go to a
lower level if you just want to get the Cores.
--House Golems have Physical Tolerance so issue the Magic! command constantly.
--Use Water skills and spells to take out the Wander Demon.

B1
North, West, North, North, East, South, East, Down.

B2
North, West, West, North, East, East, North, Down.

B3
There is only one way to go.  When you get to the doorway with the purple
haze, heal yourself and enter.  Head toward the magic portal to face:

---------
Anglomore
9999 HP
---------

If you brought a Wavemaster have them heal.  Otherwise have everybody use
their best skills, and have Kite do the healing.  I used Thunder Dance.  Data
Drain him for the Crimson Raid a rare twin blade weapon.

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After the fight you will get Lucky Shoes, a very nice piece of equipment for
Kite.

Now all that left is to do your final Goblin Tag Challange.

That's it for the extras at the end of the game!  Go ahead and do any leveling
up and collecting of rare weapons, and get ready for the next installment of
.hack!

-Wiseman is available to put into your party after beating the game so
remember to raise his affection to 500.

-You might want to do a little Virus Core hunting, this will prove useful.
Stock up on D, E & F cores.  Maybe even A,B & C (although that may be a little
hard now.)

-Also make sure to visit Delta Hidden Forbiddon Holy Ground and see the four
flashbacks from .hack//Sign.  Make sure you have these four key items before
converting the data to Outbreak:  M:Wavemaster, M:TwinBlade, M:HeavyAxeman,
and M:LongArm.

Good luck!!

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[H006]  Section 6 - Goblin Tag==----------------------------------------------
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During the Course of the game 5 Goblins will challange Kite to play "Tag" with
them.  These challanges will always appear on the Message Board.  So always
check there to see if you are getting a new challange.  You can only get
access to these Tag Challanges if you have beaten all 5 Goblins in Infection.
So make sure you finish those up first (you can do this in Mutation.)  Also
you need to beat these five Goblins in Mutation to get the challanges in
Outbreak.  So you might as well get it all finished up now!  Now here ya go,
Good Luck to you!

Note:  The fields where the Tag challanges take place are also good for
stocking up on Grunty Food items.  So use this to your advantage.

Goblin Tag Challange #6:

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Lambda Detestable Vengeful Sunny Demon- Play tag with the Golden Goblin
Lvl.  30  Element:  Fire
Grunty Food:  Oh No Melon
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Kite must be alone.  You will go up against Stehoney R.  Use a speed charm and
chase that bad boy down!!   A good attack I have found to use on him is
Thunder Coil, do your best and you will eventually win.  You will receive
Goblin Cap A for defeating him.

Also once you have beaten Stehoney R, if you log out and check the boards you
will see another tag challange at Lambda Detestable Vengeful Messenger.

Goblin Tag Challange #7:

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Lambda Detestable Vengeful Messenger-Play tag with the gob 7th challange
Lvl.  30  Element:  Darkness
Grunty Food:  La Pumpkin
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As always Kite must be alone.  This guy is fast and can be tricky.  If you
want, cast a speed charm on yourself.  Jonue R is pretty fast so I recommend
casting magic spells or using scrolls on him.  I used MeJuk Kruz on him, it
took two castings to take him down.  You will get Goblin Mail A for defeating
him.

You will get your next Tag Challange at Lambda Detestable Vengeful Scent.

Goblin Tag Challange #8:

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Lambda Detestable Vengeful Scent-8th tag Challenge
Lvl. 35 Element:  Water
Grunty Food:  White Cherry
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This is the 8th tag challange.  Kite must be alone as always.  Use a speed
charm, and then do your best to keep up with him.  Magic seems to always miss.
An attack I found that works really well is Orchid Dance, there is a good
chance of getting an elemental critical.  Also trying Wood scrolls or spells
might be good too, but whenever I used magic it always missed.  For defeating
Zyan R you receive Goblin Gloves A.

After defeating Zyan R you will get your next challange at Lambda Detestable
Vengeful New Truth.

Goblin Tag Challange #9:

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Lambda Detestable Vengeful New Truth-9th tag Challange
Lvl.  38  Element:  Fire
Grunty Food:  Grunt Mints
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Kite must be alone.  You must defeat Albert R, he has an Earth Tolerance.
Easiest way to do it is to cast a Moon scroll and put him to sleep, and then
use Wood Based spells and attacks.  You will get Goblin Boots A.

You will get your final tag challange after beating the game.

Goblin Tag Challange #10:

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Lambda Detestable Vengeful Gate-Tag Challange from Martina R
Lvl.  42  Element:  Water
Grunty Food:  Mushroom
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Martina R is very fast, and she casts a health charm on herself, so she also
heals quickly as well.  First cast a Beast Bane (You can buy these at the
Theta server magic shop) on her (this cancels out her magic tolerance), then
cast The Moon on her (this will put her to sleep), then hit her with any magic
you have.  You should eventually win and she will give you Imp's Praises.

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[H007] Section 7 - Grunty Raising==-------------------------------------------
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Grunties are your mode of transportation as you are going through "The World."
They are useful to get around on the field without having to fight enemies.
You can also trade with your Grunties for useful and rare items.  And the best
part, you can use them for Grunty Racing!!!

When you raise your first grunty he will give you the Grunty Flute (which will
be added to your Key Item menu).  Use this item when you are in the field to
call the Grunty to wherever Kite is, and Kite can use him to get to the
dungeon without having to fight any enemies.

Each Server has 3 types of Grunties, each server is different (with the
exception of the Noble Grunty.)  Raise all the different types for that
particular server and you can use your grunties for Flag Racing, where you can
win nice power-up items.

Also as you play each .hack game, your grunties will be even more helpful!!

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===================Grunty types for Lambda Server=============================
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--Bony Grunty
--Snakey Grunty
--Noble Grunty

===============
++Bony Grunty++
===============

Stat Requirements for the Bony Grunty:

Size:           40
Body Odor:     13 - 27
Rebel:          3 - 17
Brutality:      8 - 22
Intelligence:   8 - 22
Purity:        -2 - 12

When feeding him food give him foods that put his stats in the ranges above.

Recipes:

--Feed him exactly what he wants.

or do this:

1.   6 Immature Egg
     8 Invisible Egg
     2 White Cherry
     3 Cordyceps
     5 Oh No Melon
     1 Golden Egg

2.   6 Twilight Onion
     5 White Cherry
     5 La Pumpkin
     6 Mushroom
     5 Mandragora
     6 Cordyceps
     3 Invisible Egg
     1 Golden Egg

3.   1 Twilight Onion
     5 White Cherries
     1 La Pumpkin
     1 Mandragora
     5 Invisible Eggs
    11 Golden Eggs

4.   6 Cordyceps
     3 Piney Apples
     3 Grunty Mints
     2 Mandragora
    13 Golden Eggs

=================
++Snakey Grunty++
=================

Stat Requirements for the Snakey Grunty:

Size:           40
Body Odor:      10 - 30
Rebel:           0 - 20
Brutality:       5 - 25
Intelligence:    5 - 25
Purity:         -5 - 15

When giving him food, feed him until his stats fall into these ranges.

Recipes:

1.   4 Grunt Mints
     5 Cordyceps
     2 Bear Cat Eggs
     6 La Pumpkin
     5 Mandragora
     8 Golden Eggs

2.   8 Oh No Melon
     5 La Pumpkin
     9 Cordyceps
     4 Mandragora
     5 Mushroom
     5 Golden Eggs

3.   9 Cordyceps
     5 Mandragora
     5 White Cherry
     3 La Pumpkin
     8 Mushroom
     8 Oh No Melon
     2 Grunt Mints

4.   5 Bloody Eggs
     5 Cordyceps
     3 Piney Apples
    11 Golden Eggs

5.   5 Oh No Melon
     3 Cordyceps
     2 Piney Apples
    15 Golden Eggs

6.   1 Twilight Onion
     1 Oh No Melon
     5 White Cherries
     1 Piney Apple
     5 Invisible Eggs
    11 Golden Eggs

================
++Noble Grunty++
================

--Just feed him one type of any food.  Whatever you have the most of do not
waste Golden Eggs on him.

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======================Grunty Types for Theta Server===========================
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--Iron Grunty
--Poison Grunty
--Noble Grunty

===============
++Iron Grunty++
===============

Stat Requirements for the Iron Grunty:

Size:          30
Body Odor:     3 - 17
Rebel:        -2 - 12
Brutality:    13 - 27
Intelligence:  8 - 22
Purity:       -2 - 12

When giving him food, just make sure his stats fall into the range shown above.

--Feed him exactly what he wants.

or:

Do this

1.  7 White Cherry
    7 Oh No Melon
    5 Mandragora
    5 La Pumpkin
    4 Grunt Mint
    2 Mushroom


2.  2 Grunt Mints
    7 Oh No Melon
    5 White Cherry
    1 Mushroom
    4 Mandragora
    6 Immature Eggs

3.  1 Snaky Cactus
    1 Mandragora
    2 Immature Eggs
    4 Piney Apples
    1 Mushroom
    2 White Cherry
    1 Oh No Melon
    2 Grunt Mint
    2 Twilight Onion
    6 Golden Eggs

=================
++Poison Grunty++
=================

Stat Requirements for the Poison Grunty:

Size:          30
Body Odor:     0 - 20
Rebel:        -5 - 15
Brutality:    10 - 30
Intelligence:  5 - 25
Purity:       -5 - 15

When giving him food, feed him so that his stats fall into these ranges.

or do this:

Recipes:

1.  2 Grunt Mints
    6 Oh No Melon
    5 White Cherry
    5 Mandragora
    6 Immature Eggs

2.  9 Oh No Melon
    8 White Cherry
    4 Mandragora
    4 Mushroom
    2 La Pumpkin
    1 Twilight Onion
    1 Immature Egg

3.  4 Piney Apples
    3 Snakey Cactus
    1 Immature Egg
   11 Golden Eggs

================
++Noble Grunty++
================

--Anything that makes his Size 30 and doesn't fall into the requirments for an
Iron or Poison Grunty.

--Just feed him one type of food, whatever you have the most of.  Don't waste
any Golden Eggs or Piney Apples.

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[H008]  Section 8 - Grunty Racing==-------------------------------------------
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You can race your grunties as long as you have raised every type of Grunty for
that particular server.  You can win nice power-up items, so it is worth the
trouble.  You can also win Desktop Images for placing first at least once.

------------------------------Theta Server------------------------------------

For the prizes you can get each prize 3 times, after that you will just get
a common item.  Example:  Place 1st 3 times you get 1 Golden Grunty each time
for a total of 3.

Prizes:

1st Place:  (Image 51)  Golden Grunty (HP + 30)
2nd Place:              Silver Grunty (HP + 15)
3rd Place:              Divine Cross

Common items after Placing:

1st 3 times:            !Ivory Bracelet
2nd 3 times:            !Silver Scarab
3rd 3 times:            !Yellow Candy

If you do not come close to rankings:
Consolation Prize:  Fortune Wire

If you come very close but do not make the rankings:
Consolation Prize:  Speed Charm

------------------------------Lambda Server-----------------------------------

Prizes:

1st Place:  (Image 52)   Golden Grunty
2nd Place:               Silver Grunty
3rd Place:               Emperor's Soul

Common items after Placing:

1st 3 times:             Stonecall
2nd 3 times:             Water Summon
3rd 3 times:             Light Cross

If you do not come close to rankings:
Consolation Prize:  Fortune Wire

If you come very close but do not make the rankings:
Consolation Prize:  Fairy Orb

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--Grunty Racing Tips on Lambda and Theta Servers--

1.  The best choice on Grunty racing is to choose the Iron grunty on the Theta
    Server and the Bony Grunty on the Lambda server.

2.  The best order to grab flags is:

    Theta race:   Green, Red, Purple
    Lambda race:  Purple, Red, Green

3.  A good way to race is to run close to the first flag, and start going the
    other way.  This way your grunty will "slide" to the flag.

4.  To get the 2nd place Grunties use Poison, or Snakey Grunties.  They will
    not have as much speed as the Iron or Bony but they have really good
    traction and it is good practice before using the faster ones (it's
    possible to get 1st place with them, but you have to be really good at
    racing.)

5.  The Iron and Bony grunties are for getting first.  When trying to get
    first place and you have had enough practice, don't go all out and try to
    win with the best time when only trying to get the first golden grunty. If
    you do, it will be hard to beat your score, so in Theta, don't quit when
    you bump into a person this could be important to getting your next Golden
    Grunty.

6.  This takes time to learn but when you have to stop and do a quick 180,
    immediatly press back on the analog so you're going the way you came,
    press R2, and press up, this has to be done quickly and is vital to saving
    time.

7.  When breaking with a fast grunty that doesn't have any good traction
    (Iron or Bony), you should press back on the analog and make sure you
    slide backwards into the flag and barely touch it with your tail this is
    also vital to getting 1st place.

8.  When turning with a fast grunty (Iron or Bony) you realize you will
    have a tremendous slide, but this is normal, to make it easier, turn at a
    sharp angle so you can stop sliding sooner and head forward, this is
    especially important in the Lambda server.

9.  In Theta you should ride on the edges of the wooden planks, this cuts
    a couple of seconds off your time.

10.  Don't use R2 to straighten the camera view when you're view is crooked
     because it makes it so you can't turn with the analog and you just keep
     going straight, to stop this you have to stop your grunty, which is a
     waste of time.

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[H009]  Section 9 - Miscellaneous==-------------------------------------------
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1.  New Characters for Volume 2

     --Nuke Usagimaru-Long Arm
     --Rachel-Blademaster
     --Moonstone-Twin Blade
     --Marlo-Blademaster
     --Wiseman-Wavemaster (you cannot use Wiseman until after you have
       completed the game.)

2.  How to see Flashbacks from .hack//Sign

     --To see the flashbacks during the course of the game head to:

                --Delta Hidden Forbidden Holy Ground--

You can see four flashbacks:

Flashback #1:  Bear & Mimiru confront Tsukasa about his real life person.
You will receive a Golden Grunty and Key Item M:Wavemaster.

Flashback #2:  You see Sora asking BT for her member address.  You will
receive a Silver Grunty and key item M:Twin Blade.

Flashback #3:  Subaru discusses Tsukasa with Bear, Mimiru, BT and the Silver
Knight.  You will receive a Golden Grunty and M:Heavy Axeman.

Flashback #4:  The fight between Sora and Crim.  You will receive a Silver
Grunty and Key Item M:Long Arm.

These flashbacks can be seen at certain times of the games just keep checking
back to see if you can get the flashback.

3.  Elemental Items

The elemental items can be found in the dungeons by breaking, boxes, crates,
barrels and eggs.

--Burning Oils-Found in any Fire Element Dungeon.
--Well Waters-Found in any Earth Element Dungeon.
--Pure Waters-Found in any Water Element Dungeon.
--Sports Drinks-Found in any Thunder Element Dungeon.
  To get Thunder fields use the keyword Twin Hills in Part C.
--Cooked Bile-Found in any Darkness Element Dungeon.
--Holy Sap-Found in any Wood Element Dungeon.

4.  Bonus Area Keywords

--Lambda Capricious Unending Corridor
  The Gott Statue contains Chinese Food (Trade with Annri for the Super
  Wufei).  Also a chest in the dungeon contains the rare twin blade weapon
  Gemini Soul.

--Lambda Bottomless Soul Kaleidoscope
  The Gott Statue contains a BL Yokohoma, a book that raises your water
  element +3.

--Lambda Lightless Scacred Remains
  The Gott Statue contains Bent Glasses (a Rare Armor)

--Delta Hideous Organ Market Scaffold (Originally in .hack//Infection).
  You can get the Ice Bar (Trade with Panta for the Key Axe).

5.  Rare Weapons

When looking for high level fields to find some of these monsters, try using
the Keywords Chosen Hopeless __________.  These types of Fields will normally
be Level 50.

--Twin Blades--
Fishskin--DD from Squidbod
--Can be found at Lambda Chosen Hopeless Wavemaster
Blades of Bond--Given to you by Sanjuro after completing his dungeon.
Crimson Raid--DD from Anglomore (Bonus Dungeon after beating the game).
Gemini Soul--Located in a chest at Lambda Capricious Unending Corridor.

--Wavemaster--
Great Elite--DD from Harpy Queen.
--Can be found at Lambda Chosen Hopeless Wavemaster
Rod of Pattern--DD from Wander Demon.
--Can be found at Lambda Chosen Hopeless Wavemaster

--Long Arm--
Super Wufei--Trade with Annri by using Chinese Food.
Jinshuwen-DD from Harpy Queen.
--Can be found at Lambda Chosen Hopeless Wavemaster

--Heavy Axe--
Key Axe--Trade with Panta by using the Ice Bar.
8 Key Guardian--DD from Easter Rock.
--Can be found at Lambda Chosen Hopeless Fort Walls (Dungeon)

--Heavy Blade--
Lavaetinn--DD from House Golem.
--Can be found at Lambda Chosen Hopeless Fort Walls (Field & Dungeon)
Blade 3000--DD from Easter Rock.
-Can be found at Lambda Chosen Hopeless Fort Walls (Dungeon)

--Blademaster--
SWORD--DD from Mad Witch.
--Can be found at Lambda Chosen Hopeless Fort Walls (Field)
Bureido-DD from King Worm.
--Can be found at Theta Bitter Mirror Fantasy World

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[H010] Section 10 - Email Information==---------------------------------------
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If you have any questions or comments please email me at
jens2you2001@yahoo.com.  Any help would be appreciated.

--If you find any errors please email me and let me know.  Even if it is a
little typo or grammer problem.

When emailing me information and you would like credit for it please tell me:

--Your GameFAQS screen name.
--Or how you would like me to put your name in the Credits section.

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[H011]  Section 11 - Credits==------------------------------------------------
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-Bandai for making such a great game.

-GameFAQs.com for posting my walkthrough on their site.

-Nathan Quinn (Akodo)-For telling me about the .hack//sign flashbacks and the
grunty racing prizes for Theta server.

-Thanks to David (MedicatedEmotion) for telling me about the lesser prizes on
Lambda Server.

-Thanks to Nate D. for pointing out an error with Magus's Data Drain.

-Thanks to ZynX for giving my a Poison Grunty Formula.

-Thank you to Angel of Life and Tomio Tran for providing me with Grunty racing
tips, for Theta and Lambda servers.

-Thanks to everyone who has emailed me and given suggestions or made comments
about my guide, I really appreciate it!!

This Walkthrough can be posted at:

GameFAQs.com
dothackers.net
thevgnation.com


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