Mateki Densetsu Astralius === Magical Flute Legend Astralius ------------------------------------------------------------ ----------------------------------- | Table of Contents | ----------------------------------| | @1: General Tips | | @2: Menu Commands | | @3: Weapons/Armor/Shields/Items | | @4: Magical Spells | | @5: Walkthrough | ----------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------- @1: General Tips * If you don't have enough backup RAM, the game won't even let you play. Oddly enough, when I went into the file manager, it stated that I had nothing in backup RAM and I had to re-format the whole thing. Then again, I hadn't used my Duo in a while. Take that as you will. * You can't skip the blue "pillars" title screen. Just let it sit. * People can only be afflicted with one status ailment at a time. If you find your characters to be poisoned, then intentionally try to get paralyzed/etc during battle. It will override the long-lasting poison with a fast-fading effect. * To increase your maximum MP, you need to "tune" at an M house. Tune as much, as early as possible, because the price goes up as you gain levels. * You save at the M house, but heal at the Inn. * Your characters are all custom-named. For the purpose of this FAQ, I call them by their instrument of choice: FLUTE, TRUMPET, PERCUSSION, and VIOLIN. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- @2: Menu Commands SELECT: change message speed BUTTON II: cancel BUTTON I: main menu Main menu (during prologue): Talk Search Main menu (after the prologue): Talk Strength (status, formation) Item (use, equip, drop) Music Search Battle menu: Attack Song Item Run Look at enemy (literally just lets you see the enemies) Health (view your health) Metronome house menu: Save Tune Resurrect Next level S house menu: Store items Store money --------------------------------------------------------------------------- @3: Weapons/Armor/Shields/Items *** Weapons *** Stick: +3 ATT 10 Gokatana: +7 ATT 50 Tomahawk: +12 ATT 100 Knight's Sword: +14 ATT 200 Sansetsukon: +16 ATT 400 Kusari Arei: +18 ATT 550 Flying Moon: +19 ATT ??? Iron Hammer: +21 ATT 750 Shinigami no Kama: +21 ATT ??? Assassin Knife: +23 ATT 980 Tetsu no Mori: +25 ATT 1250 Kamaitachi no Kutsu: +26 ATT ??? Akuma no Shippo: +27 ATT 1600 Shingai no Mori: +31 ATT 2480 Knight Sabre: +37 ATT 3200 Shippu no Katana: +41 ATT 3980 Kairiki Hammer: +45 ATT 4500 Godhand: +49 ATT ??? Onigoroshi: +53 ATT 7200 Gekkou no Katana: +58 ATT 9800 Typhoon no Ken: +60 ATT ??? Rariattaa: +62 ATT 15000 Unicorn Horn: +66 ATT ??? Widowmaker: +68 ATT 22000 Stormbringer: +72 ATT 29800 Inazuma Sabre: +75 ATT ??? Astra no Tsurugi: +95 ATT ??? *** Armor *** Stylish clothes: +2 DEF 10 Traveler's cload: +5 DEF 50 Protective suit: +6 DEF 80 Battle Clothes: +8 DEF 150 Yogensha no Fuku: +9 DEF 250 Teami no Seetaa: +11 DEF 320 Senshi no Yoroi: +13 DEF 480 Brass Suit: +14 DEF 600 Jogger Pants: +17 DEF 980 Ushioni no Yoroi: +20 DEF 1200 Mafuu no Hagoromo: +23 DEF 1500 Kimajin no Yoroi: +28 DEF 2400 Amadeus Coat: +32 DEF 4000 Daihaadaa: +34 DEF 5200 Queen's Dress: +37 DEF 7500 Majin no Yoroi: +40 DEF 9800 Lucia's Dress: +43 DEF ??? Tenchi no Yoroi: +45 DEF ??? Talisman Suit: +48 DEF ??? Astra no Yoroi: +50 DEF ??? *** Shields *** Bandage: +2 DEF 30 Power wrist: +3 DEF 50 Iron Elbow: +4 DEF 100 Kashi no Tate: +6 DEF 500 Sakimori no Tate: +8 DEF 1000 Senshi no Tate: +11 DEF 4000 Lucia no Tebukuru: +13 DEF 7800 Tenchi no Tate: +15 DEF ??? Talisman no Tate: +18 DEF ??? Astra no Tate: +20 DEF ??? *** Items *** Fune no Kagi KEY Rashinban REVEAL QUICKSAND Hachimitsusou (Honey: +30 HP) 10 Dokukeshi mint (anti-poison) 15 Coda no Gaku (warp to town) 60 Mahi no Haabu (Paralysis Herb) 60 Mayoke no Leaf 80 Madoi no Mist 80 Nemuri no Suna (Sleeping sand) 80 Tarantula no Kiba ??? Nagareboshi no Kona (Meteor Powder) 100 Tokari no Fuku (raise all defense) 640 Lucia's Tears 1800 Spiriter (restores MP to all) 3000 Inochi no Gakuten (revive ally with all HP and MP) 3200 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- @4: Magical Spells --------------------------------------------------------- | *** FLUTE *** | --------------------------------------------------------- |Hibana no Aria lvl 2 1 MP | | Low fireball spell. 1 enemy. | |Iyashi no Wind lvl 3 3 MP | | Healing spell. 1 ally. | |Honou no Aria lvl 6 5 MP | | Medium fireball spell. Area affect. | |Yoru no Biburaato lvl 8 3 MP | | Paralysis. 1 enemy. | |Kikan no Coda lvl X 8 MP | | Teleport to a previously-visited town. | |Chinmoku no Rarugo lvl 14 3 MP | | ??? | |Kiri no Pianossimo lvl 18 4 MP | | ??? | |Mafuushi no Rondo lvl 20 5 MP | | Reduce enemy encounters. | |Maguma no Aria lvl 25 12 MP | | Strong fireball spell. 1 enemy. | --------------------------------------------------------- | *** TRUMPET *** | --------------------------------------------------------- |Iyashi no Wind lvl 2 3 MP | | Healing spell. 1 ally. | |Mamoi no Bless lvl 4 2 MP | | Medium defense boost. 1 ally. | |Teppeki no Bless lvl 8 4 MP | | Low defense boost. All allies. | |Voice Noise lvl 11 3 MP | | Cure poison. 1 ally. | |Kibou no Wind lvl 13 6 MP | | More healing. 1 ally. | |Saetatan King lvl 16 3 MP | | ??? | |Ikari no Forte lvl 19 6 MP | | Strong wind attack. 1 enemy. | |Fukki no Guris lvl 24 10 MP | | ??? | --------------------------------------------------------- | *** PERCUSSION *** | --------------------------------------------------------- |Ida Tempo lvl 4 3 MP | | Increase speed. All allies. | |Yowaki no Repeat lvl 8 2 MP | | Lower defense. 1 enemy. | |Majo no Roll lvl 12 4 MP | | Light wind attack. Area affect. | |Gouka no Aria lvl 15 9 MP | | Strong fire attack. Area affect. | |Mezame no Open lvl 18 3 MP | | ??? | |Dotou no Tam-Tam lvl 20 5 MP | | ??? | |Kimagure Rhythm lvl 24 5 MP | | ??? | --------------------------------------------------------- | *** VIOLIN *** | --------------------------------------------------------- |Kikan no Coda lvl 1 8 MP | | Teleport to a previously-visited town. | |Atakaze no Sonata lvl 3 4 MP | | Moderate attack. 1 enemy. | |Uso no Nocturne lvl 6 3 MP | | Sleep spell. 1 enemy. | |Maigo no Seenyo lvl 9 ??? | | ??? | |Jigoku no Aria lvl X 8 MP | | Moderate fire attack. All enemies. | |Midare Peach Cart lvl 15 3 MP | | Damaging paralysis. 1 enemy. | |Kiai no Fiddle lvl 18 6 MP | | Increase ATT significantly. 1 ally. | |Kouri no Sonata lvl 21 12 MP | | Moderate force attack. All enemies. | |Bad Tune lvl 25 5 MP | | ??? | --------------------------------------------------------- | *** ENSEMBLE *** | --------------------------------------------------------- |Harobi no Bolero 8 SP | | Sonic wave attack. High damage. All enemies. | |Mayonaka no Tango 8 SP | | ??? | |Moeyo Flamenco ??? | | ??? | |Arashi no Samba ??? | | ??? | --------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------- @5: Walkthrough ===== Section I: Pleasure Cruise ===== I-A. Prince of Taitan 1) Walk into the red room to the left to meet Trumpet and Percussion. 2) Talk to the guy at south to leave the stage. You need to find a violinist to hold a concert. 3) Go down and talk to the lady in the right-most room on the bottom. 4) Talk to the kid on the TEA box. Note: to talk to him, you'll have to stand in the "middle". It will look like you're not quite facing him directly. Flute Dude will kick the box. 5) Go down the stairs. 6) Talk to the grizzled maintenance guy to get a SHIP KEY. 7) Go up to the top floor. 8) Near the captain is a locked door. Unlock it. 9) Climb up and bravely leap into the smokestack. 10) Talk to the people at south. The Violinist will join and lead you to the bow of the ship. In the end, a lady will give you ROSES. 11) Go back and give the roses to the kicky dude at the ship's bow. He's allergic, so he'll start sneezing and run off. 12) A tornado will whisk you away into the demon world. ===== Section II: In a New World ===== II-A. Luciana 1) Stand on the symbol and select yes (top choice). You'll play the flute, revealing a staircase and kickstarting the soundtrack. 2) Search on all the red flags to find stuff. (STICK, HONEY, 40 beads) 3) Go down the stairs. 4) Talk to the angels, and to Trumpet at the south. 5) Search the top-right red flag for STYLISH CLOTHES. Top-left is HONEY. 6) Talk to the creepy-looking guy to become a Holy Warrior. 7) Go back up and talk to Trumpet. She'll join you. II-B. Overworld 1) Walk to the town at the near upper-right. II-C. Pokari Town 1) Buy some armor and weapons. 2) Enter the house labeled "M" to save. He can also add MP, for a price. 3) Search the blue flags for HONEY, 80 Beads, and CODA NO GAKU. II-D. Luciana Overworld 1) Walk northeast, around the bend, to the Eastern Tower. II-E. Eastern Tower 1) There's an ANTI-POISON MINT under the white flag to the northwest. 2) The flag straight north from the entrance has CODA NO GAKU. 3) The far northeast flag has HONEY. 4) Go up the right set of stairs to get to STICK and a dead end. 5) Go up the left set of stairs to continue onwards. 6) Go straight east to reach HONEY. 7) Go south, around the bend, and keep going to reach more stairs up. 8) Work your way around and get the LAPIS STONE. 9) You'll instantly be warped to Razara. ===== Section III: Desert Continent ===== RAZARA _________________________________________________________ | | ________________________________| | | ________| Reburon | |Hut | |Fire Cave | | | | Sarai | | |Oasis| | | | ___________________| |_________ |________ | Dwarf Tree | | | Elshim | Oasis | | | _______ | | |Tower| | | | Oasis | | | |________|_____________| | | Ruins Nuruka | |_______________________________________________________| III-A. Razara 1) Enter the town. III-B. Reburon 1) There's some new weapons and armor here. 2) The southern white flags have HONEY and 18 Beads. 3) To the southwest, you'll see a "hole" in the rock. Walk through that hole and bump around (kinda down and right) through an invisible path. 4) Grab the CODA NO GAKU. 5) When done, head to the M house in the northeast and talk to the generic- looking guy. III-C. Overworld 1) Head west to Sarai Village. III-D. Sarai 1) Go to the M house and talk to everyone. 2) Leave. To the west of M house is a TRAVELER'S CLOAK. 3) Center of town has HONEY and 30 Beads. 4) Talk to the people at the tavern. 5) Leave. III-E. Overworld 0) If you're feeling frisky, you can go far south and do III-J now. 1) Go west and north, up into a cave. III-F. Fire Cave 1) Head straight north and get knocked into the pit. 2) Check out the console, then grab the ANTI-POISON MINT. 3) Go upstairs and grab HONEY and 20 Beads. 4) Go up again and grab TRAVELER'S CLOAK, HONEY, and 6 Beads. 5) Go up and grab ANTI-POISON MINT. 6) Go up and grab HONEY. 7) Go up one last time. 8) Now go west and pull Level #2. 9) Head north and grab the FIRE ROD. Leave. III-G. Overworld 1) Go back to Sarai. III-H. Sarai 1) Go to the M house. 2) Use the fire rod to light the torch on the second floor. 3) The shops are now open. Have a ball. Buy the camel. III-I. Overworld 1) To ride the camel, step next to it and press Button II. 2) Head southeast and stop by the Oasis to get CODA NO GAKU and HONEY. 3) Go far south to Nukura Village. III-J. Nukura Village 1) Enter the Inn. Head out the back door, follow the path, and Percussion will join the party. 2) Go down stairs. 3) Grab: HONEY. 4) Leave. III-K. Overworld 1) Head west to the Ruins III-L. Ruins 1) Ignore the robot for now. Grab MAHI NO HABU and HONEY. 2) Go up and get HONEY and 120 Beads. 3) Go up, then down at southeast to get GOKATANA. 4) Go back up, then down at southwest to get CODA NO GAKU. 5) Go back up, then to the platform west of the stairs. 6) It'll take you all the way down to the exit. 7) This time, go down (far west staircase). 8) Grab the HONEY and 50 Beads. 9) Go back up. Talk to the robot. 10) Go into the room north of the robot, and search at the door ajar. You'll get the RIVER STAFF. III-M. Overworld 1) Head back east to Nukura Village. III-N. Nukura Village 1) If you enter the M house, you'll notice that a man (who was asleep before) is now awake. Talk to him. 2) Go back through the inn, into the dungeon. At the end, you can use the water staff on the waterfall. You'll get ZEMZEM WATER. 3) Leave the dungeon. Leave town. III-O. Overworld 1) Head back to Nukura, then north and west a bit, to a town. III-P. Elshim Village 1) Grab 100 Beads. 2) The armor shop has some new goods. 3) Visit the well (kind of to the northwest). Use the ZEMZEM WATER. You'll go on a brief tour of the village. 4) Talk to the guy at the north gate. He'll lower the bridge. 5) Go across the bridge and enter the first house on the right. Go downstairs and grab the MAYOKE NO LEAF and HONEY. 6) Leave the house, and walk around clockwise to get the FLAMING MOON. 7) Leave town. III-Q. Overworld 1) Head west. IGNORE the town to the north. Go south to some ruins. 2) Get the RASHINBAN. You can now see sandpools. 3) Maneuver north and west. Ignore towns along the way. 4) Stop by the oasis and grab HONEY and ANTI-POISON MINT. 5) Head west. Get off the camel and walk north to a hut. 6) Talk to the man by the gate. Now go back to the camel. 7) Go to the southwest end of this desert to find another oasis, with HONEY and ANTI-POISON MINT. 8) Get off the camel, walk west, and defeat the boss. BOSS ONE: THE KEY ORC Tip: use the drummer's spell to weaken the boss's defense. Use trumpet's spell to increase your own defense. III-R. Overworld 1) Return to Elshim Village. 2) Talk to the guy in the basement of the northern-most house to get the COBRA ROPE. 3) Talk to the guy in the southern house to get the GATE KEY. 4) Head back to the desert, but go through the northern pass. ===== Section IV: Shinomori ===== IV-A. Hut 1) Get CODA NO GAKU. 2) Talk to the guard. He'll open the gate for you. 3) Keep walking north into the forest. IV-B. Shinomori 1) Enter the tower to see a bunch of maps. 2) Use the cobra rope in the center of the hut to go back to Razara. IV-C. Razara 1) Head back to the gate. 2) Use the GATE KEY to open it. Walk west. ===== Section V: Continent in the Sky ===== V-A. Winde 1) Head north into the village during daylight. V-B. Komarune Village 1) Talk to everyone. Grab HONEY x2, SANSETSUKON, and TRAVELER'S CLOAK. 2) Buy some new weapons and armor. Leave. V-C. Winde 1) Head east across the bridge. Head north, then east at the split. 2) Head south at the next split. Go east a bit to find a Tower. V-D. Mine cart tower --- BEGIN OPTIONAL ITEMS --- 1) Head west, past the mine carts. Go down. 2) Take the left staircase down. Get the CODA NO GAKU. 3) Ignore the new staircase. Go back up, the way you came. 4) Take the other staircase down. 5) Take the left staircase down. Follow the path to an up staircase. 6) Follow the path to another staircase up. 7) Go north and up the staircase. 8) Grab the MAHI NO HAABU, then go back down. 9) Go down the staircase to the right. 8) Go up the staircase to the right. 9) Go up the staircase to the north. Go north and up again. 10) Grab the TOMAHAWK, then head down the left staircase. 11) Go left a bit, then north, to get HONEY. 12) Go north some more to a staircase. Go into the next one, too. 13) Grab CODA NO GAKU and 200 Beads. 14) Go down, then down again. 15) Go south, past where you got the honey, then go left. 16) Follow the path to a staircase. Go up and grab HONEY. 17) Backtrack to the room you were in after step 4 (the room with one staircase up, and two staircases down.) 18) Ignore the staircase on the right. Go right to an up staircase. 19) Go down the next staircase. 20) Go up the next staircase you see. 21) Grab the MAHI NO HAABU, then go back down. 22) Ignore the path south. 23) Backtrack to the room you were in after step 4. 24) Go left, then up. Go up again, back to the mine cart room. ---- END OPTIONAL ITEMS ---- 25) When you're done exploring, it's time to play with the mine carts. Basically, we need to crash all of them to unlock the cart on the far left. Each time you ride a cart, it'll crash. Then you'll need to make your way up to the surface. If you've already explored the underground, then it will be pretty easy to get back to the top. 26) Once you've crashed all four carts, ride the left-most cart. 27) Grab the YOGI NO HORAGAI, then go down. 28) Go west to a staircase up. 29) Go up and grab the KAMAITACHI NO KUTSU, then go back down. 30) Go east to where you came in, but this time go south and leave. V-E. Winde 1) Go west of Komarune, to the red sphere. 2) Use the YOGI NO HORAGAI to get rid of that sphere. 3) Go west and follow the path into a Tower. V-F. Tower 1) Walk north and Violin will join you. You'll learn KIKAN NO CODA. 2) Head out. V-G. Winde 1) Head west to Gurabada Village. V-H. Gurabada Village. 1) Buy some new weapons and armor. Talk to everyone. 2) Grab the HONEY and MADOI MIST. V-I. Winde 1) Head east from Gurabada, across the upper bridge. 2) Head north, and then east across another bridge. 3) Head north again, and west across yet another bridge. 4) Go slight north to Fufufu Village. V-J. Fufufu Village 1) Grab 160 Beads, AKUMA NO SHIPPO, HONEY, and MAYOKE NO LEAF. 2) Buy some new weapons. There's no good armor here. 3) Leave. Cross the bridge, then go north and bend west. V-K. Vineyard 1) Listen to the brat speak. Afterwards, grab 20 Beads. 2) Do the puzzle. You have to turn them all into one identical thing (I did stars). Here's the trick though --- you need to do it so that they're all the same AFTER you move one south of the lower left block. In other words: [X][X] [O][X] There should be three of a kind, and you're standing on the oddball one. When you step off the oddball block and go south, it should be: [X][X] [X][X] Only then will the path north be cleared. 3) Head north. Take the first path east and grab MADOI NO MIST. 4) Backtrack to the start of the maze. This time, head west and grab HONEY. 5) Backtrack to the start and head north. 6) When you can, detour east and grab SANSETSUKON. 7) Go back and head north to the next puzzle. This time, 6 blocks. 8) Grab HONEY on the east, and 180 Beads on the west. 9) Keep edging north. Grab PROTECTIVE SUIT along the way. 10) Head west to reach the third puzzle. Nine blocks. 11) Head south to fight the boss. BOSS TWO: MEPHISTO Tip: Heal with Flute, raise party defense with Trumpet, lower enemy defense with Percussion, and attack with Violin. After several tries, Percussion's spell will lower the enemy's defense by 8 instead of 10. When this happens, shift everyone to attacking (healing when necessary). 12) Grab the KANKI NO WINE. 13) Head south out of this dungeon. 14) Return to Fufufu Village during daylight. V-L. Fufufu Village 1) Take the wine to the elder (the giant house to the northwest). 2) Talk to the elder in the center of town. 3) Go into the nearby house and speak to the woman. Get a LETTER for Ramuro (the guy by the river in Sarai). 4) Warp to Sarai. ===== Section VI: The Second Lapis Stone ===== VI-A. Sarai 1) Give the letter to Ramuro. He'll move out of the way. 2) Walk into the river. 3) At the end, get the BAOBABU. 4) Warp to Gurabada. VI-B. Gurabada Village 1) Walk to the house with the star symbol. Stand on the symbol and use the BAOBABU. 2) Talk to everyone again, then leave. VI-C. Winde 1) If you'd like, stop by Fufufu Village and visit with Ramuro. 2) You'll notice a path has opened through some trees to the southeast of Fufufu. Go through there to enter a Tower. 3) In the Tower, grab SHINIGAMI NO KAMA. 4) Leave. You'll notice a path has opened in the river south of Fufufu Village. 5) Cross that break and enter the town. VI-D. Jerubu Village 1) Grab NAGAREBOSHI NO KONA, IRON HAMMER 2) Talk to everyone, especially the old guy in the tavern. 3) Go upstairs in the tavern to get DOKURU NO WAPPEN. 4) Leave. VI-E. Winde 1) Go north and then west to reach another Tower. 2) Get the Lapis Stone from inside the Tower. 3) Go to the far east side, to a city near a big red building. ===== Section VII: Shark Hunting ===== VII-A. Port Town Roha 1) Talk to the guards. Since you have the DOKURU NO WAPPEN, they should let you pass. 2) Pay the pirate chick on the right 500 Beads to pass. 3) Now you can get on the boat! VII-B. Sand Tower 1) First, head a bit south to a small island with a Tower. 2) Grab the NEMURI NO SANA on the right. 3) Go west, then up the stairs. 4) Go north, then down the stairs. 5) Keep heading north, then up the stairs. 6) Head east and down the stairs. 7) Go west. Grab the 200 Beads, then go upstairs. 8) Grab the HONEY. Go back downstairs, then back upstairs. 9) Go south and downstairs. 10) You'll be in a puzzle room. Here, you need to push yellow left once, blue up once, red left once, and finally blue down once. This will free the little man. You'll end up back upstairs. 11) From here, go north, west, down, south, and east. 12) Grab the HONEY. 13) Go west, south, up, north, west, north, and down. 14) Grab the HONEY. 15) Go up, south, south some more, south even more, and down. 16) Now you can go east, then south, and get out of here. VII-C. Finding Solomon 1) Return to the port town. 2) Warp to Jerubu. Talk to the people in the big building. 3) The path to the west has now opened. Go that way! 4) Ignore the airship for now and go west, to the lake. VII-D. Island-hopping There's a lot of wandering you can do here. Below are directions that start out pretty good, but turn kind of vague by the end. But at least they'll point you in the right direction. 1) Go west. Sharks will appear, and you can walk on them. 2) From the first island, go south, then west. Grab the CODA NO GAKU. 3) Go west, north, east, north, west, south, and west to another island. 4) From here, there are two paths that lead south. Take the path on the LEFT. It will curve west. 5) From the new island, go west. Then north, west, north. Grab BATTLE CLOTHES. 6) Go east. There will be a point where you can go north, south, or east while in the middle of the water. Go north a bit, then west. Keep following the path as it bends until you reach an island with two flags. Take the items. There's an exit on the south of this island. Take it. It will go south, then west. There's some money here. Then exit west, and get TARANTERA NO KIBA. Follow the path south, then east, then south, then west, to reach the giant shark. BOSS THREE: COUTI SHARK The usual tactics: beef up your own defense, and decimate his. You'll be rewarded with KAZE NO CHENBARO for your efforts. Then go south a couple steps and east, to get out of this hellhole. VII-E. Joyride 1) With your new goods, head back to town and heal. 2) Go back to the chopper and press Button II. 3) The portal to the northwest takes you to Kobodeko. The portal to the far southeast is actually an entrance FROM Kobodeko. ===== SECTION VIII: Kobodeko ===== ________________________________________________________ | KOBODEKO | | C = Cave | | T = Tower | | V = Village | | S = Staircase | | O = Object | | P = Portal | | L = Landing pad | --------------------------------------------------------- | T | | S P P | | C | | L V V | | V S V L | | S O | | | | S O | |S S O C | | V C | | L | | | | | | C | | | |_______________________________________________________| VIII-A. Guba Village 1) Park at the northeast landing pad. 2) Enter Guba Village directly north. 3) Stock up on the new weapons and armor. 4) Go up the left staircase, follow the path all the way down, and keep going up the other side. There's a ski lift. Get on it, and then grab TARANTULA NO KIBA, HONEY x2, and CODA NO GAKU. 5) Leave town. VIII-B. Mons=Mons 1) Walk in a clockwise circle to enter monster town Mons=Mons. 2) Talk to everyone. There's a new weapon here, too. 3) Nothing else to do right now. Leave. VIII-C. Fire Shrine 1) Head south slightly, then cross the series of western bridges. 2) Enter the cavern. 3) Head north until you see spinning people. 4) Watch the shrine priestesses turn someone into a monster! 5) Keep talking to priestesses until they all run away. 6) Go downstairs. 7) Head north to an intersection. Take the west path to another crossing. 8) This time, go east. Talk to people as you pass them. Go upstairs. 9) Uh-oh... you see a shark. Meanwhile, the platypusses give great XP. 10) Go east. Grab the HONEY. 11) If you go south here, you'll head to the Overworld. Don't do that yet; just remember this spot. 12) Go north through the doorway. 13) Go right and head downstairs. 14) Get LUCIA'S TEARS, GODHAND, HONEY, and IRON HAMMER. 15) Head down the right side to get 250 Beads. 16) Keep going south, down the stairs. 17) Go right and downstairs. 18) At the intersection, go FAR west and upstairs. Grab NEMURI NO SUNA. 19) Go back down. This time, go north at the intersection. 20) When you go downstairs, you'll see a scary-looking guy. BOSS FOUR: GAIMAARU This guy is actually a bit easier than most. Either that, or I was at a more appropriate level. You should now also have the ability to boost your own attack (using Violin's magic). VIII-D. Back to Mons=Mons 1) Grab the KOBODE NO GONG and 800 Beads. 2) Just warp out of here, back to Guba. 3) Walk around to Mons=Mons. 4) Give the gong to the first mummy-man you see. 5) Everyone turns back into humans! The mummy runs off to Guba. VIII-E. Kobodeko Overworld 1) Warp back to Guba and talk to everyone. 2) In the northeastern house, you'll get TSUUKOUSHOU. 3) Get back on the chopper. Head to the southwest landing pad. 4) Use the TSUUKOUSHOU on the gate to the north. 5) Head north and walk into town. VIII-F. Luminos Village 1) You can buy some new weapons and armor here. 2) Grab HONEY and ASSASSIN KNIFE. 3) Go ahead and explore the castle. Talk to the King, etc. 4) Leave and walk counter-clockwise around the north. VIII-G. Western Side 1) Enter the village on the west. 2) Grab HONEY, GEKKOU NO KATANA, and 200 Beads. 3) Leave and enter the castle. 4) Go up to the second floor and talk to the Queen. 5) This will open the gate to the South. VIII-H. Marble Ruins 1) Go south and then bend west to enter the ruins. 2) Go northwest, then northwest again. A pillar will collapse. 3) Keep going north. Another pillar will collapse. 4) Keep going north. ANOTHER pillar will collapse. 5) Go west, then south. Grab the GRIFFON NO TSUME. 6) Go back north and east. 7) Go east, dodging the pillar. Trick: if you get into a battle, pillars are restored to upright position. 8) Go down the near steps. 9) Go north, past the breaking pillar. 10) At the next chance, go north all the way. Then go west a bit, and south at the first chance. Grab HONEY x2. 11) Keep going west, and grab RANA NO KUBI and HONEY from the next cul-de- sac. 12) Go all the way east, and then south. You'll find a staircase up tucked away in a corner. Take it. 13) Head south, grabbing CODA NO GAKU and BRASS SUIT along the way. 14) One way or another, get out of here and go back to the Queen. VIII-I. Kobodeko Overworld 1) Talk to the Queen. You'll get CONDOR CANE. 2) Warp back to Luminos. 3) Head south from Luminos (along the left split). You'll see a cavern on the way... you can talk to an old dude there. 4) Keep going south, far south, until you reach a lava cavern at the end. Note: some parts might look impassable, but they are passable. You should pass by two lava beds on the way there. VIII-J. Lava Cavern 1) Use the CONDOR CANE to shoot through solid brick. If you go wild, you'll reveal monsters and have to fight. Then you'll start over. So don't do that. Trial and error is key here. 2) Items you can find: KIMAJIN NO YOROI, 1200 Beads, 800 Beads, SAKIMORI NO TATE, TYPHOON NO KEN, SPIRITER, KAIRIKI HAMMER, HONEY, and LUCIA'S TEARS. 3) Of course, you're here for the DAISUKI NO KO. It's at the upper-right, at the tip of a small peninsula. But not the FAR upper-right. 4) Leave and return to Luminos Castle. VIII-K. The matter of the wood 1) Go talk to the King. 2) Warp to Sarai. 3) Go southeast to the hollow tree (Dwarves). 4) Talk to the north guy. Leave. Walk back and talk to him again. You'll get BIYAKU. (Note: He might not give you the BIYAKU immediately. You should keep trying at different times of day until it works.) 5) Warp back to Luminos. 6) Go to the castle and talk to the King. 7) He'll go through a secret tunnel to the other castle. VIII-L. The Third Stone 1) Go back into the secret tunnel. 2) Walk north, and go up the staircase. 3) Hit the big red button to reveal the rest of the continent. 4) Go north, onto the heart island, and go down the staircase there. 5) Take the Lapis Stone. 6) You're done here. Go out. VIII-M. The Staircases 1) Go south from the red switch, and you'll curve a bit west. 2) At the intersection, go south and then to the far west staircase. 3) Go down and you'll be on the bottom of the world. 4) You'll see two white flags at the top of the screen. They're easy to get to. Grab the UNICORN HORN and HONEY. 5) You can also take the NAGAREBOSHI NO KONA to the south, and the LUCIA'S TEARS to the far south. 6) When you've got those, go back north and head east to the HONEY. 7) From there, head south to a staircase. Go through it. 8) You're now at the far north staircase. 9) Make your way south, to a third staircase. Go down it. 10) Go south and get the CORNET. 11) Now head back north and east into a little cul-de-sac. Grab KIMAJIN NO YOROI and 1800 Beads. 12) Go a little south from there into a staircase. 13) You're back on the upper world. The fourth staircase is visible, but it's blocked by a rock. Well, it's not really a rock. It's a boss. Talk to him! BOSS FIVE: GANTETSU This guy has a nasty spell that curses your entire party FOREVER. To counter that, you need to... uh... well actually, I didn't have a counter. Here's what I did instead. First of all, I boosted defense with Trumpet ALWAYS. Don't bother knocking defense or boosting attack -- just have the other three swing their swords. When everyone gets cursed, switch to magic offense (still using Trumpet to boost defense until you're untouchable). BUT! Keep in mind -- you have some weapons that can cast spells. When you run out of MP, be sure to use those. To do this, make sure you have SHINIGAMI NO KAMA, FLYING MOON, and KAMAITACHI in inventory, not equipped. Alternate GANTETSU strategy, courtesy of Dark Fact: Be really high level. 36 or so should be good enough. VIII-N. Off to Flozac! 1) Walk into the staircase to the north. 2) You'll luge through a long tunnel. In the end, you'll be at Flozac. ===== SECTION IX: Flozac ===== IX-A. Berusu Village 1) Head south to Berusu. 2) Talk to everyone. Be sure to pay the northeast dude 100 beads to sled. 3) After snowballing, grab SAKIMORI NO TATE, 400 Beads, ONIGOROSHI, and BRASS SUIT. 4) Leave town. IX-B. Berusu's Dungeon 1) Warp back to Berusu. 2) Bumble through the northern trees to reach a staircase. 3) Head south. At the intersection, go west. 4) Grab the NAGAREBOSHI NO KONA and LUCIA'S TEARS. 5) Head southeast and take the long walk east. 6) At the intersection, go east. 7) Bend northwest and grab the HONEY. 8) Now go back a bit and head northeast. 9) At the intersection, go west. Grab TARANTULA NO KIBA. 10) Now, there are several places you might go. Let's start from the beginning. To reach Zonde: 1) Head south. At the intersection, go east. 2) You'll come to another intersection. Bend north, grabbing the SPIRITER. 3) Go back to that intersection, and go east this time. 4) At the quadruple intersection, go north and bend west. 5) Ignore the first staircase. Keep north, and then go FAR west. 6) Go up. Take the left staircase. 7) Two more staircases. If you want a NEMURI NO SONA, take the left one. To continue onwards, take the right staircase. 8) Grab the SPIRITER. 9) Detour south to get TOKARICCHI NO FUKU and LUCIA'S TEARS. 10) Go east. 11) At the pillared area, walk south along the west wall. Bend east, and then north along the east wall. 12) Meet Zonde! He has some awesomely powerful spells, and none of your attacks hurt him. At all. So, uh, you probably shouldn't fight him yet. Just remember where he is. To reach Marumero Village: 1) Head south. At the intersection, go east. 2) You'll come to another intersection. Bend north, grabbing the SPIRITER (if you haven't already). 3) Go back to that intersection, and go east this time. 4) At the quadruple intersection, go north and bend west. 5) Take the first staircase. 6) Go south, ignore the staircase, and bend north. Take that staircase. To reach the Ancient Ruins, Twin Bridges, or Mountain Cavern: 1) Head south. At the intersection, go east. 2) You'll come to another intersection. Bend north, grabbing the SPIRITER (if you haven't already). 3) Go back to that intersection, and go east this time. 4) At the quadruple intersection, go east. 5) You'll see a couple branches to the south. Ignore them and go to an intersection just to the north. 6) If you take the left path, you can get an item (forgot to write what). 7) Take the right path to advance. 8) You'll reach another intersection. 9) Go left to get another undocumented item. Go right to advance. 10) The path will reach yet another intersection. 11) Go left to shortcut to the ANCIENT RUINS. 12) Go right and up the stairs to advance. 13) Follow the path north to an intersection. 14) Go south and bend east to reach a staircase. 15) Go up and you'll reach a Safe Room. When you leave, you'll be at the TWIN BRIDGES. 16) Skip that staircase and go east to the sandy area to visit MOUNTAIN CAVERN. Alternate route to Marumero Village: 1) Go to Twin Bridges. 2) Cross the southern bridge, and wind your way west through tons of mountains. Alternate route to the Ancient Ruins: 1) Go to Twin Bridges. 2) Go across the north bridge. 3) Keep making your way north, and then go west at the top of the map. IX-C. Marumero Village 1) Talk to everyone. 2) From the upper area, grab INOCHI NO GAKUTEN, 120 Beads, 80 Beads, and 380 Beads. 3) Go to the pool near a girl snowman. 4) Use the CORNET. This will summon the reindeer, that will let you walk on the icy water. IX-D. Walking on water 1) Go to the leftmost water spot. Ride the reindeer north. Your goal is a David's Star at the top center. 2) Grab the BANNOU KAGI (skeleton key). 3) If you walk out the south exit, you'll be at Winde. That's... not really where you want to be. 4) Step on the stone star to go back to Flozac. 5) If you go right, there's another water that you can enter (some can't be entered). 6) This time, you want to go north towards a citadel. 7) Go up to the second floor and speak to Soza. You'll get SOZA NO YUBIWA (Soza's Ring). 8) Leave Soza's Citadel. 9) Head north, and bend west around a few trees. 10) Enter the water. This time, the goal is two flags to the north. 11) Grab INAZUMA SABRE and TOKARICCHI NO FUKU. 12) Leave this area. 13) Go southeast, and you'll see another pool tucked amid some trees. Ignore it. You actually want to go further south, to the left-most of two isolated pools. 14) You're looking for a wood cabin to the northwest. 15) Talk to the guy. Then leave. IX-E. Collecting goodies 1) Warp to Guba. 2) Go south and get on your chopper. 3) Land on the western platform. 4) Walk north to the cavern and unlock the door. 5) Grab LUCIA'S DRESS and 6000 Beads. 6) Warp to Luminos. 7) Walk west to the castle. 8) Go to the third floor and unlock the western door. 9) Go downstairs. Speak to the old man and get ROKU NO CHITAA. 10) Warp to Sarai. (for some reason, it froze when I warped to Elshim) 11) Go to the southern Tower. 12) Grab SPIRITER, 8000 Beads, GRIFFON NO TSUME, and 2000 Beads. 13) Head to Nukura Village. 14) Go through the inn to the dungeon. 15) Open the locked door and grab SPIRITER. IX-F. Ancient Ruins Note: Bring a ton of TOKARI NO FUKU, but save at least five slots for new items. 1) Go west, avoiding the roving monster. 2) At the west wall, go south. 3) Follow the path into a room with TALISMAN SUIT and TENCHI NO YOROI. 4) Go back to the first room. 5) Hug the south wall, and walk east. 6) Go south when you can. 7) In the next room, take the east path. 8) This room has two sliding monsters. Stick to the west wall, and take the top path. 9) You'll reach another room with two sliders. First, take the eastern path. 10) Grab the ASTRA NO TSURUGI. 11) Now, take the western path and go down the staircase. 12) Get the ASTRA NO TATE, HONEY, and INOCHI NO GAKUTEN. 13) Now go back to the room from step 8, but take the bottom path. 14) Follow the paths and staircases. Grab TALISMAN NO TATE along the way. 15) At the next split, go south. 16) Go up the stairs and grab SPIRITER. 17) Return to the split and go west. 18) Continue along the path and stairs until you reach that familiar guy from the game's prologue! BOSS SIX: RUDE BAHHA He has the same annoying tendencies as the fifth boss (the rock dude). This is where you'll have everyone (except Trumpet, who can cast spells) use the TOKARI NO FUKU to boost your party's defense to godly levels. Then, if weakened, you can chip away using magic or items. He's weak to Trumpet's wind magic (or the INAZUMA SABRE and KAMAITACHI). Beat him to get the fifth LAPIS STONE. Afterwards, a new boss -- Zonde -- will appear. Just hit him with an Ensemble spell and he'll run away, and you'll teleport back to the saferoom (the one that leads to Twin Bridges). IX-H. The Old Tree 1) Go back to the hut (walking on water) and talk to the man there. 2) He'll give you GEKKOU NO TOWARE. 3) Go back to the east ice-lake and talk to Queen Soza. 4) She'll give you the KIKIMIMIZUKIN. 5) Leave and walk southwest to the big tree. 6) Stand on the shadow and use the CHITAA. A big bird will carry you off. 7) Now that you have the KIKIMIMIZUKIN, you can speak to the birds. 8) Talk to all the birds. IX-I. Hot Springs Visit! 1) Travel north-east, towards the hot springs. 2) There are four paths to actually enter. You want to go in the north side. 3) After disrobing, enter the water and head left to the awkward-looking deadend. 4) Search to get the TOKEI NO TANSHIN. IX-J. Flying Submarine 1) Warp back to Berusu. 2) Head east to Soza's Palace. Don't go in until night-time. 3) Enter the clock room (staircase on the left). 4) Talk to the clock dude. You'll have to wait a bit. 5) Search the four open doors to get LUCIA'S TEARS, another LAPIS STONE, TENCHI NO TATE, and QUEEN'S DRESS. 6) Warp to Hens and talk to everyone. 7) Leave Hens. 8) Enter the flying submarine to the north. (.....) 9) If you go west, there's now a bridge to the western tower. IX-K. Final Tower 1) At the first intersection, go east. 2) At the next split, go north along the left path. 3) Grab the SPIRITER, then go upstairs. 4) Go south and get ASTRA NO YOROI. 5) Head back to the very beginning of the tower. 6) This time, go north. 7) Go west at the split for SPIRITER. 8) Return to the split and go east. Bend west to find 2000 Beads and a staircase. 9) Go up the stairs. 10) Go east and get MAHI NO HAABU. 11) Go south and get NEMURI NO SUNA. 12) Go north. 13) At the intersection, head northeast. 14) Keep going. Detour north to grab TOKARICCHI NO FUKU. 15) Continue and grab LUCIA'S TEARS. Go up the staircase. 16) Go to the central area. 17) "Search" to get the magic flute. Now go kick Zonde's ass. BOSS SEVEN: ZONDE Play the MATEKI flute. Then follow a pretty standard boss strategy. He'll either: (1) attack physically, (2) cast a powerful full-party blast, or (3) weaken one party member. He's really not too bad if you buff up your party with massive attack power. Warp back to Pokari, then walk west to the Goddess Shrine. Talk to the main chick. Then climb onto your boat. Once back on the boat, go to the smokestack and fall in. Move underneath the big rock to trigger a cinematic scene. BOSS EIGHT: GRAND ZONDE Keep in mind that you now have the BARA NO HANA, which heals the entire party (48 or 60 HP each). It's reusable an infinite number of times. Beat him and it's finally, finally, finally THE END. IvaNEC notes: Hey, I think I figured out the exact trigger for getting the BIYAKU from the dwarves if you're interested for the FAQ. I noticed that the dwarves were saying different things at night than during the day, so I decided to basically hang around outside their place and go back in every time the sky changed color. The early morning phase, the one right before the mid-day blue sky phase, is when the fools gave it to me. I'm pretty sure that time of day is it, because I didn't do a damn thing in between phases except fight a few battles. It might be worth noting that someone should just keep trying at different times of day if early morning doesn't work, as I suppose there's no guarantee that it'll be early morning for everyone, but that's what it was for me. I finally fought the fifth boss. Interestingly, that curse spell that I was dreading so much only lasted for one turn. After that, the clown just kept hitting my violin guy for minor damage and casting an occasional weak attack spell. I was able to beat the living crap out of him with my normal weapons while he was dawdling around. I wonder if the curse wore off so quickly because my levels were so high. My guys are at 36 because I love this game so very much. Or maybe he hit you with a different, more powerful curse spell and I got off easy. Another relatively useless thing I noticed is that there are more spells and ensembles than you have in your FAQ. Did you just get tired of listing them or did you actually finish the game with levels in the twenties? The flute guy has a pretty handy spell that heals everyone. And I've seen eight ensembles (maybe there will be more as I level up). Some of them look and sound kind of cool, like this purple lady who shows up to use some sort of magic attack on the enemies. And some are even useful (another heal everyone technique).