Walkthrough Part 1
Janos And Environs
Journey To Straylize
An Eye That Is Atamoni
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
You Spoony Bard!
There's Something About Mary
Lydon's Mysterious Dungeon
Items: Dymlos, Green Gel (x5), Cloak (x2), Cape,
Flare Bottle, Oberon C, Spectacles, Orange
Gel, Melange Gel, Apple
After the intial sequence of events, you'll gain control of Stahn atop the Draconis. Head down the stairs and take the door to the left. You'll be back out on the deck of the Draconis. Take the door above you (the way to the left is blocked by monsters) into a large room. When you enter here, a soldier (Wedge, no doubt) will get killed and fall down the stairs, blocking that route. Head right along the bottom level and you'll see another dead soldier lying on the second set of stairs. Search his body for a Cloak, your first piece of armor, and equip it. Continue right a little bit more and you'll reach a bunch of boxes. Walk up to one of the boxes, hold the Circle button down, and then move left, pulling the box backwards. Pull all the boxes away in this matter, then continue past them and take the lower-right exit.
On this lower level, head down and left and go in the first door. You'll wind up in a dark storage room. Make your way up to the upper left, where you'll see a brief cutscene in which Stahn claims the Swordian Dymlos. You'll then have to fight your first battle, against a Barbarian. Use the Circle button to attack, and Square to defend. After defeating the Barbarian, you'll win the battle and get some experience, Lens, and gald (money).
Now that you have a weapon, you can fight the monsters wandering around the Draconis. They're all either Barbarians or Petit Devils; the latter can fly, so use your jumping attack (Up+Circle) to defeat them.
Leave the storage room and head to the door at the far left end of the hall you're in. Look around for two bags, holding a Green Gel (healing item) and an Oberon C (another healing item). After getting them, leave the room, and go back up to the large room with the three sets of stairs. If you go left along the lower level and enter the door near the crates, you can find a pot of stew that will heal you whenever you use it. Avail yourself of it if necessary, then go up the now-clear stairs on to the upper level of the main room.
There's four rooms on this level; one in the upper-left, with a Green Gel and Orange Gel inside; one in the lower-left (Green Gel and check the table for an Apple); one in the lower-right (a Cape, equip it as an armor); and the central room (Green Gel, Flare Bottle, Spectacle, Melange Gel), which you have to enter from the north side. Visit all four of the rooms to collect all the items, then exit the main room through the left door on the lower level.
You're now back outside, on the lower deck. Now that you have a weapon, you can fight through all the enemies to the left, but all you get is a Cloak, and you should already have one anyway. So just skip that and go right, back into the room where you started. Go up to the top and exit on to the roof. Stahn will automatically hop in an escape pod and fly off the Draconis.
Items: Life Bottle (x3), Auto Bow, Wood Shield,
Green Gel (x2), Cloak, Cape, Melange Gel
After his fall from the Draconis, Stahn awakes in a cabin in the snow. You meet up with Garr and his master Alba. Alba sends both of you to find his granddaughter Chelsea in the woods. Look around the cabin and open all the chests for some items (be sure to equip the Wood Shield on Stahn), then go outside. Stand in the save point (the glowing circle), then go to your menu screen and save the game.
Head north from the cabin into the woods. Unlike the Draconis, the battles here occur randomly. You also have Garr in your party now; he fights with a bow. A good tactic when you're fighting enemies on only one side is to have Stahn back up and defend while Garr just shoots down the enemies with his bow. Occasionally, you'll be ambushed, and the enemies show up to your left. If this happens, hit L1 to switch Stahn and Garr's positions so that Stahn is facing the enemies.
In the forest, go north and left. At the first fork, head south, then go all the way left into a clearing with a chest. Open it for a Life Bottle, then go back right and take the first turn north. Go north until you can't, then look just to the east for another chest, holding a Cloak. After getting the Cloak, head all the way left, and then up. At the end of the path, you'll find Chelsea. She joins your party. Equip her with the other Auto Bow you picked up in the cabin, then make your way back to the entrance. Alba will greet you and give you a Melange Gel as a reward for finding Chelsea.
Back in the cabin, Stahn decides to continue on to Seinegald. Garr goes with him to take him to the border town of Janos, but Chelsea leaves. Head out of the cabin and save, then leave the screen to the south and you'll be in a new section of woods. Here, go down and right to the first fork. If you head north, you'll get a Green Gel, but you may be maxed out on them by now (you can only carry 15). If you head south, you'll eventually come to another fork in the road. Go left first to get a Life Bottle, then go down and left to the third fork. Head down, left (grabbing the chest on the way for a Cape), and back up. Go left and you'll reach a save point by a tree. Save your game, then exit to the left to Janos.
Janos And Environs
Items: 50 gald, Saber, Channeling, Leather Helm,
Green Gel, Rapier, Flame Disc
When you arrive in Janos, Garr will leave, and Stahn and Dymlos will talk briefly. You're then free to explore the town. Be sure to drop by the weapon shop and pick up a Long Sword. You can purchase healing items and the like if you want, but you can usually find all the items you need in ToD in chests.
You can meet the overbearing Grid and his Black Wings in the bar if you like. Go upstairs in the inn and talk to the guy on the right side, the one who's lost his passport. Leave the inn and talk to the old woman in the lower-right corner of town. Go into the soldiers' office and ask about the passport. Then go back to the guy who's lost his passport. He'll give you a 50 gald reward and run off. Leave the inn and Stahn will bump into Mary Argent, who asks you to help her find her missing partner in crime. Stahn, of course, agrees, and Mary joins you. She fights with melee weapons just like Stahn, so you'll probably want to alternate which character is in the lead (using the Order option on the menu) to even out the damage they take.
As Mary instructs, leave the town via the eastern exit, and head through the woods until Mary turns you to turn left. Do so, and keep going down the path until you suddenly appear in a cave. The enemies in here are a bit tougher, so watch out. If you head straight down, there's a Save Point, should you want it. Otherwise, go down, left, and down to an underground lake. Open the chests for a Saber (great sword; give it to Stahn) and the Channeling accessory. Although you can sell it for a whopping 32767 gald, you're far better off hanging on to it, as it lets you play as your other characters in battle. See "Fun With Accessories" in Secrets for the full explanation.
Now head to the upper-left corner of the screen and examine the blinking star to open the door. Go through and follow the path left, picking up the Leather Helm from a chest on the way. After exiting to the southwest, you'll be in the temple proper. Head down and left into the main room, then go north. You'll see Mary's friend Rutee imprisoned in a trap; after some mishaps, Stahn and Mary free her. She joins you just as some bandits attack you, and your first boss battle begins.
By now, Stahn should have both his Missile Sword and Kick Attack skills. I recommend equipping Missile Sword to the plain X (no direction), and Kick Attack to all the others. This lets you shoot Missile Swords by standing still, and use Kick Attack when moving. Use Missile Sword to weaken the bandits from a distance. After a couple of those, move in and hit them with Kick Attack. They can hit pretty hard, so try to stay away from them.
After defeating the bandits, heal up, then head south through the temple. Take a left turn and enter the two rooms for a Green Gel and a Rapier. Equip the Rapier on Rutee. Then take the right turn from the main room and enter the room there for the Flame Disc, the first disc in the game. Discs are kinda like materia; you attach them to your Swordians to gain additional abilities. Just hang onto the Flame Disc for the time being. After getting the Disc, leave the temple through the southern exit. Cross the bridge, save your game if you want, and continue on to a fork in the road. Take the southern fork and you'll be back in Janos. Seeing you entering the town from Seinegald, the Seinegaldian soldiers give you a passport ^_^, to which I can only say, "So that's how you fooled them."
Stahn, Rutee, and Mary will go to the bar, where you'll talk briefly. Stahn decides to hang out with Rutee and Mary, and Rutee reveals that she too has a Swordian -- Atwight.
Journey To Straylize
Items: Life Bottle (x2), 10000 gald, Leather Cape, Bread,
Orange Gel (x3), Panacea Bottle, Green Gel (x2),
Round Shield, Chain Mail, Club, World Map
The next day, equip the Flame Disc on Atwight (since Stahn already can use fire magic, there's no need to give it to him). Also, I highly advise you go to your skills menu and turn off Rutee's Search Gald ability, or she will use it *constantly* and waste all her TP. You might also want to turn off other skills when you're fighting wimpy enemies (so you don't waste TP).
Take the north exit from Janos and head due north through the forest. You'll end up on the world map for the first time. While on the world map, you can restore your HP by eating food, but you have to put the food in your food bag first (just use it on your item screen).
Once on the world map, head north and west, across the bridge, to the town of Harmentz. Explore the town and buy any supplies you need, but do *not* ask the kid blocking the chest for the treasure. He'll let you take it (it's just a Gel), then demand all your money in return for stealing his treasure. So stay away from him. In the lower-right corner, however, you'll find another kid hidden in the trees who will give you a Life Bottle if you talk to him. Then go up to the mansion, head up the stairs on the right, and speak with Walt (who bears an uncanny resemblance to Red from SaGa Frontier). He'll buy the Old Cane from you for 5000 gald, and Rutee will "negotiate" another 5000 from him. Then leave the mansion and go to the inn. You can stay for free.
The following day, the trio decides to go to Armeida, but on the way out of the inn, you're attacked by Seinegaldian soldiers, and you have to fight 8 of them at once. This battle can be a bit tricky; have Stahn take care of one side of the battlefield while Rutee and Mary handle the other. Be sure to turn Rutee and Mary's spells and skills on (except Search Gald), and use Stahn's techniques liberally. After you defeat the soldiers, you'll have to fight Leon. Don't even bother trying to beat him; you can't. He'll quickly knock you out, and you'll be taken to Darilsheid, the capital of Seinegald.
[Note: It IS possible to beat Leon by using cheat codes, but if you do, you'll see a tiny scene and the game will end! Still, it's kind of neat.]
Talk to the guard at the cell door, then go back into your cell. You'll be taken up to see the king, and there's a lot of dialogue in which Leon joins your party and you are given a new mission. Now explore the castle for a whole lot of items, including Chain Mail armor, a Club, and a Round Shield. Be sure to equip them all on the appropriate characters.
After looting the castle, exit south into the town of Darilsheid. Go straight to Hugo's mansion; the big building in the upper-right corner. Inside, you'll be given your Swordians back, and Leon will introduce you to his Swordian, Chaltier. Even if you've got weapons that are stronger than the Swordians, be sure to at least equip them in the "Swordian" slot so they will gain experience (note that you can't cast magic without your Swordian equipped, however). And whenever your Swordian gains a level, its power increases, so check to see if it's stronger than your current weapon.
Anyway, once you get your Swordians back, go shopping and pick up any better equipment... you should have plenty of money. Stock up on some Holy Bottles; they're invaluable if you start getting annoyed by too many battles. Also, you can earn some items in the warehouses on the docks... see the Warehouse List in the Side Quest section for details on how to do this. Then leave town, and set off north and west to the town of Armeida. (If you go southwest, you can go back to Harmentz and Janos, and east is Cresta, but you can't enter it now.) Hugo has given you a World Map, so if you get lost, just go to your Valuables screen and choose the map -- you can find all the towns and even look at their stores.
There's not a whole lot to do in Armeida; just an inn to stay at and an item shop. To the east of Armeida, however, you'll find the road to Straylize Temple... just walk up towards the forest and you'll enter.
An Eye That Is Atamoni
Items: Savory, Green Gel (x3), Bellebane, Talisman, Chain
Mail, Life Bottle, Round Shield, Iron Helm,
Spectacles (x2), Orange Gel, Ankh Hat,
Stray Robe, Tech Ring
Once inside the forest, go right into a clearing. You can't read the tombstone here, but if you search the mushrooms, you'll get a Savory, which boosts a character's max TP. Hang on to it; don't use it. Then take the path north and follow it across the stream to another fork. Head down and left and grab the Green Gel (if you're already maxed out on them, use one to heal a character, then grab the one in the chest). Continue north up to a cliff, from which you can see the temple. Grab the Green Gel in the upper-left corner, then head right to the second screen. Run through here to the third screen, then go to the cliff in the upper-right corner, where you can find a Bellebane (in the mushrooms) and an Orange Gel. Like with the Savory, hang on to the Bellebane and don't use it yet. After collecting those two items, descend the trail to the left, then head north. The fourth and final screen is a just straight path that leads to the temple.
Almost all of the buildings here have their entrances blocked by rubble; there are only two you can enter. First, go in the nearby cathedral (just to your right) and head through the brown door in the back, near the painting (it's kinda hard to see in the shadows). Talk to the Bishop here to get a Talisman. You can't get the chest just yet. Now leave the cathedral and enter the main temple, at the far north end. Upon entering, you will hear voices speaking from the door. Go up to the door and you'll be told that you have to destroy all the crystals in the temple. Use the save point if you want, then begin the crystal mission.
First, take a right from the main room, then go up. Enter the room on the left, and you'll have to fight a lizardman and one of the crystals (note that there are no random battles in the temple; just the set ones). The lizardman isn't too hard to beat with if you set Stahn at the back of the party and go right up to him; just watch out for his fire breath. After killing it, smash the crystal. One down, four to go. Go into the room to the right of the one with the crystal for a Life Bottle, then return to the main room.
Now head left into the west wing. Continue past the stairs to the north, and take the southern set of stairs. Down here, go left and ascend the first set of stairs you come to. Loop around and enter the two rooms -- the first has Chain Mail, the second a crystal to destroy. Then go back down and continue left. Pick up the sword lying on the ground; it's the Knight's Saber, a really good sword. Equip it on Mary, as she has no Swordian. Then go through the door the dead soldier was guarding and smash the crystal. Leave this room, head right through the hall, and go back up the stairs. Ascend the stairs you skipped earlier. Here, take the middle path into a hallway with four rooms. The far left one has a Round Shield in a chest, and the middle two hold the remaining crystals. Smash them, and you should get a message that the shield has been disarmed.
Return to the entrance hall and go through the shielded door into the Tower of Knowledge. You'll speak with Bishop Ayles, who tells you some stuff and tells you to go to the cathedral. Before you do, explore the Tower of Knowledge. There's a chest on nearly every floor, with some equipment (an Iron Helm, in particular), and a few items. Most importantly, however, is the Tech Ring you find on the top floor. By equipping this on Stahn, you can use the Select button to enter the full Manual mode in battle. In this mode, you can move Stahn on your own and dash by double- tapping the D-pad. This is kinda tricky at first, but makes the jumping attacks a lot easier to do. Look on the tables and shelves for individual books which have various contents.
Once you're done in the Tower of Knowledge, go back into the main room of the temple and head into the west wing again. Go up the first set of stairs, then take the door on the left. Follow the path until you get to the cathedral. The priest will open a secret passage; go through.
All the chests in here are empty; ignore them. Just wander around and look at the switches on the floor. There are three white switches and three dark switches. Either step on all the white switches (and none of the dark ones), or all of the dark switches, then go through the corresponding door at the top of the screen. You will meet Philia, and the priest will use a potion to destone her. Philia then reveals that High Priest Lydon has stolen the Eye of Atamoni. After a bit of discussion, she joins your party.
You now have 5 characters in your party, but you can only use 4 at a time, so you'll have to take somebody out if you want to put Philia in. Be sure to equip her with the Club, which you should still have. Then head back out of Straylize Temple, through the forest, and back to Darilsheid.
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
Items: Flare Bottle, Liq. Bottle, Rue Staff, Orange
Gel, Fine Saber, Iron Helm, ?DISC (x2),
Pickaxe, Life Bottle, Sharp Stone, Clemente
Talk to the King, then go to the harbor. Just left of the first ship are two soldiers talking; talk to them to learn about the Eye of Atamoni. Then go back to the King and he'll arrange for you to get a ship to Calvalese, where the Eye has been taken. Take care of any other stuff you need to, then go to the harbor and board the ship.
En route to Calvalese, the ship will be attacked by monsters. Talk to the bartender twice and he'll give you a Flare Bottle and Liqueur Bottle, then go up on deck. Go to the bow of the ship and you'll see some cutscenes.
After arriving in the Undersea Ruins, save your game at the save spot. The battles here start to get tougher; especially dangerous are the Green Ropers. These guys will grab you with their tentacles and hit you repeatedly for a lot of damage; stay at a distance and use range attacks and spells. Use the Triangle button frequently to pause the game and issue new commands to your characters. Be sure Rutee's First Aid spell is on so she can cast it when you're hurt.
From the starting point, head north to the next room. It looks like the path is blocked by rubble, but you can hold down the Circle button and pull the smaller pieces of rubble out of the way. After clearing the path, go northwest into the next room. When you arrive in here, Philia will talk some more. Check the side rooms for Orange Gel and a Rue Staff, then go up the stairs. In this room, head north across the bridge. Go in the door on the right (the one on the left is blocked) and open the chest for a ?DISC. You can't use the ?DISC yet; you'll have to identify it (more on that later). Leave that small room and take the path to the right. Enter the two rooms at the top of the screen for a Life Bottle and the Pickaxe.
The Pickaxe lets you break down the sealed blue doors. Return to the sealed door you couldn't open earlier (next to the room where you get the ?DISC) and break in (just examine the door and you'll automatically use the Pickaxe). Open the chests for a Fine Saber (give it to Mary) and an Iron Helm. Leave that room, head east one screen, then take the southeast exit. You should be in a room with a rope. Climb down and you'll see two more ropes. Climb down the one on the left and open the chest for another ?DISC, then take the rope on the right and keep climbing down until you can't anymore. Go right two screens and collect the Sharp Stone, another Disc. This one you can use right away, so equip it on somebody to give them the Spike spell (don't give it to Leon; he already has that spell). Then go left and up the stairs. Continue up the stairs until you arrive in the control center.
Here, you will find the Swordian Clemente. Clemente has chosen Philia, and you will then get Clemente as a Swordian. Equip him on Philia, then retrace your steps to the room where you started. Take the south exit to leave the ruins and continue on to Calvalese.
Items: Charm Bottle, Kite Shield, Amethyst,
Upon arriving at the docks, look around for the cloth merchant and buy some Blue Ribbons for Rutee, Mary, and Philia. Other than that, hold off on buying any equipment here, as you can get some better stuff in just a little while. Also, in the leftmost of the two warehouses on the docks, you'll see three crates arranged like this:
/---\ /---\ | A | | B | \---/ \---/ /---\ | C | \---/
If you push Crate C up so that it's lined up with the other two, a chest will appear. If you leave and come back in, you can do this over and over again for more items (the faster you solve it, the better the item you get). Actually, you can this in any warehouse (see the Warehouse List for details); I just mentioned it here because it's so easy to do.
In the town proper, you'll see some kids standing by the well. If you talk to them, you can play tag against them... see the Tag! side quest for more info. Then go to the item shop and buy four Rune Bottles. You can use the Rune Bottles to identify the ? items -- specifically, the two ?DISCs you picked up in the Undersea Ruins will turn into SW020020 and SW010022. Give the SW020020 to Stahn and the SW010022 to Leon, then give Flame to Rutee (Philia already has Fireball) and Sharp Stone to Philia. Then use the other two Rune Bottles to turn the Bellebane and Savory into Red Bellebane and Red Savory, which are twice as effective as the plain kind. (You can also turn Wormy Apples into Jam, but it's not worth the cost of the Rune Bottles.)
Go to the large building the upper-left corner of town and enter. Talk to Baruk and he'll tell you to look for clues. He'll also let you take the stuff in his room -- the Medium Food Sack (lets you carry more food) and the Combo Counter. The Combo Counter counts the combos you do in battle and gives you extra EXP for them; see "Combo Counter" under Playing The Game for more info. Be sure to turn it on under the Customize menu! You can also examine the various books in Baruk's room for a few humorous conversations.
Go to the docks and talk to one of the sailors walking around to hear about Jake. Go to the inn and talk to the housemaid, then go to the weapon shop, and back to the docks. Talk to the guy in the upper-right; he's Jake, and he'll tell you where the Eye has been taken. Go back to Baruk, then head out of town.
Leave Cherik and head northwest to the next town, Kalviola. As soon as you enter here, walk around outside the wall to the east, and go north. You'll see a kid trying to fight some monsters, and automatically come to his aid. Beat up the monsters; they're just Sea Slugs and a Cuttlefish.
After saving the kid, go into the town and head to the weapon and armor shops. Normally, the weapon shop would refuse to do business with you, but since you saved the kid, you can buy stuff. Get Bastard Swords for Stahn, Mary, and Leon; and a Silver Mace for Philia. Unless Atwight is at a really low level, just stick with her for Rutee. Armorwise, pick up Amber Cloaks, Ring Mail, Iron Helms, and Iron Gloves for those who can use them. Also, you can buy Oberol EX, a strong healing item, at the Oberon store here. Finally, if you talk to the kid you saved twice, he'll give you a Charm Bottle.
Go to the Straylize Temple in the center of town. Philia will talk with the priests, and Leon will figure out that they're in league with Lydon. You decide to sneak in at night. Go to the inn and sleep, and it will be night time. Head to the temple (but first walk by a closed door to see an awesome moving shadow effect) and enter via the side door on the left. Philia will rejoin you.
Reform your party, then head east and take the turn south. Now go right and descend the stairs. You'll get into a battle against 2 Monk Soldiers, 2 Priestess, and 2 Bat Eyes. Have Stahn quickly use his Spin Slash to attack the two enemies to his right, while the other characters fight the guys on the left (have Rutee cast Ice Tornado to hit them all at once). Keep using Spin Slash, and make sure to attack the Priestesses if they start charging up a spell. Use items to heal if necessary, but be warned that they aren't immediate -- it takes a moment for the effect to occur, so have a character who isn't about to get use them.
After defeating all the enemies, you'll free a captive priest, who will tell you to go to the cathedral. Go back up the stairs and head straight left, then down into the entrance hall. On the right side of this room you'll find a passage heading east. Go down it, fight through the second round of enemies as you did the first, and enter the cathedral. Walk up to the torch and examine it to open the door, just like in the other temple. Go through, and, after some dialogue, you'll have to fight two more identical waves of enemies. Beat them as you did before.
Leon will ask you where you're supposed to go next; it doesn't matter what you say as you'll end up going to Fitzgald no matter what. Before you leave, however, go back into the temple the following day. Head to the upper-right corner and go up the stairs. Most of the chests here are empty, but two have a Kite Shield and the Scorched Earth disc (give the disc to whoever's currently using the Flame disc). Then take the door to the south out onto the roof and pick up the Amethyst; an accessory that gives you +15 defense!
If you want to play tag some more or take care of anything else in Calvalese, do so. (If you're running low on Holy Bottles, go ahead and buy more.) Then go back to the Cherik port and talk to the captain. You'll set sail for Neuestadt in Fitzgald.
Items: Rune Bottle, Panacea Bottle, Oberol EX, Bellebane
On the Neuestadt docks, there's a save point that you can use if you want, and check nearby for a Rune Bottle. In the warehouse on the right (did you check the warehouse on the right?), you can earn Winged Boots by pushing the three crates into a horizontal line in front of the door, like this:
---|Door|-- *** *** *** *1* *2* *3* *** *** ***
You always will get Winged Boots for doing this (they warp you out of a dungeon); so get a bunch as this is one of the only places you can get them. The other warehouse is pretty crummy, you often don't get any item at all (it's easy to solve, though -- just push the rightmost crate left one space).
When you enter Neuestadt proper, you'll see a kid (Karma) get chased by some rich kids. Rutee will fend them off, and Karma will run away. You're then free to look around Neuestadt. This place is huge, but there's really only a few important places:
Eventually, where you want to go is the Lens shop; pop in there and talk to the clerk. Follow Ilene downstairs and there will be some conversation. You can then help yourself to the items in her room, an Oberol EX and a Bellebane.
Anyway, you'll end up having to go to the docks to attack the pirate ships. Go to the docks, talk to Ilene, and you're off. Your ship runs into the first pirate ship. Head up on deck and board the enemy ship.
There are two ways to do the following bit: the fast way and the thorough way. Most of the chests on the first three ships are pretty crappy, but there's some good stuff in there you might want to pick up. But if you're in a rush, just do the following to finish the first three ships:
Descend through the northern of the two stairs, grab the chest, and go down the stairs. Head left and through the door to the south. Dodge around the enemy and run through the hall and out the door. Descend the stairs. Grab the chest and enter the rightmost of the two doors. Open the chest on the left, then attack the captain. You'll have to fight some Monk Soldiers and Priestess, just fight through them and you'll be finished with that ship. Repeat.
OK, here's the long way. The ships are set up as follows:
The blue squares are where you come in from the surface (one top and one bottom) and the green squares are connected. Here's a rundown of what's where.
B: Lemon Gel, Miracle Gel
C: Orange Gel
D: Green Gel, Melange Gel
E: Bastard Sword
F: Oberol C
G: Melange Gel, Pine Gel
H: Oberol C, Lemon Gel, Oberol EX
I: Oberol C, Bellebane
J: Miracle Gel, Lavender
K: Oberol C, Oberol EX
M: Bellebane, Savory
N: Oberol Gold
B: Red Snapper
C: Lemon Gel
D: Miracle Gel, Red Snapper
F: Blue Ribbon
G: Smelt, Squid
H: Land Hat, Squid, Mackerel Pike
I: Squid, Hourglass
J: Squid, Mackerel Pike
K: Tuna, Squid
M: Tuna, Tuna
N: Kite Shield
B: Panacea Bottle, Miracle Gel
C: Melange Gel
D: Rune Bottle, Liq. Bottle
E: Flare Bottle
F: Miracle Gel
G: Oberol C, Liq. Bottle
H: Melange Gel, Oberol C, Flare Bottle
I: Oberol C, Melange Gel
J: Flare Bottle, Liq. Bottle
K: Miracle Gel, Oberol C
L: Miracle Gel
M: Rune Bottle, Talisman
N: Winged Boots
A trick for avoiding the annoying battles is to examine a crate or chest if the enemy is almost upon you. Keep the text box there until it turns away, then close it and run!
The boss ship is set up differently from the others. Use this to find the quickest or best path for you. The orange and green squares are staircases connected to each other, the pink circle is the teleporter, and the red circle is a one-way door (can only be opened from above). The blue square leads from the surface.
B: WOF (Wall of Flame) Disc
C: Orange Gel, Oberol C
D: BOSS FIGHT
E: Splint Mail, Silver Chain, Green Gel, Orange Gel
F: Green Gel, Orange Gel, Lemon Gel, Pine Gel
G: Oberol EX, Melange Gel, Green Gel, Orange Gel
H: (chests are hidden near lower wall) Iron Helm, Orange Gel
I: Veldan, Miracle Gel
J: Amber Cloak, Battle Axe
K: Green Gel, Iron Glove
N: Dark Bottle, Tuna
P: Silver Cloak, Barracuda
Q: Oberol Gold, Life Bottle, Holy Bottle
T: Save point, teleporter
Batista is the first real boss you've faced so far, and he's tough! He has 4,500 HP and an extremly strong attack. First, kill off his accompanying flunkies (especially the Priestesses), then go after him. Batista will usually trap one of your characters in the corner; keep healing that character with items (you probably won't be able to use spells as they take a while to charge). Have Stahn hit Batista with Tiger Blades as fast as you can. If things get bad, have Stahn dash away from Batista and use a bunch of items to bring back your dead characters -- just keep reviving characters and he won't be able to kill you all off. If Stahn dies, you can still control the other characters from the menu, so quickly use a Life Bottle to revive Stahn.
Once Batista is defeated, you'll return to Neuestadt and can do a happy dance that this stupid level is finally over. Just head west off the docks, sit back, and watch the scenes. When you fight Khang, don't even bother trying to beat him; you can't. [Actually, you can using cheat codes, but nothing much happens.] Just let him knock you out, and there will be a bunch more scenes.
Items: SW060060, Crescent Axe, Shelter, Orange Gel, Flare Bottle, Life Bottle, Melange Gel, SP025062, Hourglass, Panacea Bottle
The next day, take care of any unfinished business you have in Neuestadt, and stop by F-Mart to pick up 2 Rune Bottles. Then go to the dock and talk to Ilene. You'll set sail for Sheeden in Aquaveil (doesn't Aquaveil sound like the name of a toothpaste?).
Once you land, pop in to nearby Sheeden. There's not a whole lot to do here, as all the shops are closed. Look around near the bottom of town for an old woman, and talk to her to trigger an extended conversation about Moreau and Batista. Afterwards, go to the docks, at the east side of town. Here, talk to the sailor blocking the ship, then the old man just south of the crewman. Doing all this will open the cave to Moreau on the overworld map.
Before you leave the docks, talk to the peddler in red, and you can buy a few items from him. Be sure to buy the "Shiny Junk"; it's actually a ?DISC. Use one of the Rune Bottles you should have bought in Neuestadt to identify it; it's the SW060060, which boosts a Swordian's slash and thrust by a whopping 60! Give to Stahn, since he does most of the fighting. You can also get items at the warehouses; check the Warehouse List for details.
Now leave Sheeden and head southwest, on the west side of the mountain range. It might be a good idea to fill up your bag with some food to restore your HP during the walk. You'll come to a large cave on the beach; if you don't see it, you haven't talked to the right people in town, so go back there and talk to the necessary people.
Once inside the cave, head south and west. Open the chest behind the waterfall for the Crescent Axe, a really powerful axe. Equip it on Mary. Now head through the door to the northwest and open the chest there for the Shelter Disc, which boosts your stats as well as giving you the Barrier spell. I recommend giving it to Philia / Clemente. Leave the room where you got the Disc and continue west to the second screen.
Here, climb up the rock-step-sort-of-things and pick up the chest with an Orange Gel on the ledge. Go through the door, head left one screen, and then go down. You'll end up on a small ledge with a chest. Open it for a Life Bottle, then go back into the previous room, climb up the steps in the upper-left, and go through the door onto another ledge. Open the chest for a Flare Bottle. Now retrace your steps back to the second main screen (the one with the first of rock steps; where you got an Orange Gel). Head left two screens.
You should now be at an underground pond. Look carefully along the pond bank and you should see a barely-visible set of stairs. Go down it and hop across the ledges to a chest with a ?DISC. Use the other Rune Bottle on it to turn it into the SP025062 Disc. Hop back to the bank, go north a little ways, and look for another set of stairs. Go down these and follow the ledges to the west side of the pond. Go down and left and through the door to another pond. Open the chest near you for an Hourglass, then walk around the perimeter of the pond to another chest with a Panacea Bottle. You probably can't read the tablet just yet; so leave this room.
Back at the first pond, head up to the top of the room and pass through the archway to the next screen. Loop around the waterfalls and go back through the archway on the other side of the river. Open the chest for a Melange Gel, then go back the way you came. Save your game at the save point behind the waterfalls, then head left one screen and go to the upper-left to confront the boss, the Orgus Queen.
Compared to Batista, the Orgus Queen is a pushover. Kill off the baby Orguses, then just pound on the Queen with Tiger Blade, while Rutee and Philia cast magic. Don't beat her before having Rutee steal from her! You can get the Ruby, an excellent defense raiser. After the Queen is defeated, pop through the door she was guarding and you'll be back on the world map. Head southwest along the coast until you find a road up onto higher land, then head east around the mountains. Cross the bridge to the south and enter Moreau.
You Spoony Bard!
Items: Blue Talisman OR Charm Bottle, Green Gel (x15), Amethyst, Score B, Halberd, Orange Gel (x3), Melange Gel (x5), Miracle Gel, Life Bottle, Sharp Stone, Swirling Flame, Valve Handle
Unlike Sheeden, Moreau does have fully functioning stores. First, though, head to the far right side of town, where you'll encounter some Moreauian soldiers attacking a little kid. Stahn will run to the kid's rescue, and you fight. The soldiers are complete wimps; they only have 200 HP, so you can take them out in one or two hits.
Afterwards, Stahn and co. will be chased by a bunch of soldiers, but will be saved by Karyl. After a brief bit of discussion, he will join your party; the first new addition to your team in quite a while. Karyl starts off with just a Mandolin (believe it or not, it's actually a really good weapon, and is somehow stronger than a bastard sword) and an Amber Robe, so he could use some equipping. Head to the docks and go to the hat shop to get him a Feather Hat, as well as Striped Ribbons for the female characters. You can also buy Breastplates for the fighter characters in the equipment shop in the northwest corner of town.
Finally, one other store of note in Moreau is Trader Schmoe's shop on the docks. He sells a whole bunch of ? equipment; most of which is garbage. However, the second ?SWORD and the first ?ARMOR are Mythril (Daravon power!) equipment, which is extremely strong. It's pretty spendy, though, as not only are the ? items expensive, but you have to buy a Rune Bottle to identify them. If you've got plenty of money, go for it, but it's not essentialy if you don't.
Once you've taken care of all your shopping, look for the house of the kid you saved. Talk to his mother and she'll ask you if you want a reward. Say no and she'll give you a Blue Talisman, which raises your defense by 10%; if you say yes you'll get a Charm Bottle, which lowers prices in one store by 10%. Then go try to enter the castle. Karyl will stop you and say that he's got another plan, then tell you to go to the pier. So go to the pier (it's in the lower-left corner, in the town and not the docks). Talk to the boat guy and you'll sneak into Moreau Castle on a boat.
Enter the castle through the door just ahead of you. In the first room, open up the door to free Leianna, Fayte's wife. If you need healing, just come back to her and she'll heal you. There's also a hard-to-see chest with a Life Bottle in the lower-left corner of her room. Dymlos seems to be less than effective in the coming battles, so you might want to give Stahn a Mythril Sword.
Continue west to a room with a save point. Use it if you want, then go south across the bridge (it's partially covered by water and is kinda hard to see). On the other side, look through the bushes for three well-hidden Green Gels, then take the door to the north. Go through the water wheel room to a room with a large pond. Head left, grab the Green Gel in the corner, then go through the door. Open the two blue chests for another Amethyst and the Score B, which allows Karyl to use Samba (Karyl learns his skills by collecting Scores, not by going up levels). There's also two Green Gels hidden in chests behind the bushes. Then go up and examine the valve. Choose to shut it off to stop the flow of the water.
Retrace your steps to the room where you could go either north or south, and this time go south. Descend the stairs, and open the two chests for a Green Gel and a Halberd (an okay weapon). Go left one screen and push the brown block up so that it fills in the gap between the two sides of the path. Continue west to the next screen, and push the block here in between the two pieces of bridge at the far bottom of the room. (BTW, if you're getting sick of the fights, just go to Command and choose Run... running in ToD is really easy. Alternatively, if you still have any Holy Bottles, you can use them; you can buy more soon.)
Now return to the room with the valve and switch it back on. Head into the large room and cross the water by walking on top of the brown block. Grab the two Green Gels, then head south one screen. Cross over the brown block, grab *another* Green Gel, and head east. Head to the southeast and grab (wait for it) the Green Gel, as well the Orange and Melange Gels. Now go through the brown door. If the water isn't on, you won't be able to go through (it's powered by the electricity from the water mill), so go turn it back on.
On the next floor, collect the two Gels, then climb down the short flight of stairs, get the Gel, and go through the door. Pick up the Melange Gel, then pull the block into position (you'll have to pull it or you'll end up trapping yourself). Cross over on top of it and go north to a room with a piano. Examine it and Karyl will start playing it, opening a door. You will then have to pick a character to stay with Karyl; just pick anyone as they'll only be gone a short time.
Head past the piano room and take a right. Open the chest for another Sharp Stone disc, but *don't* go south -- it's a one-way door to an earlier part of the dungeon. Just go back left and go north to a room with a bunch of buttons. This is one of the weirdest puzzles ever in a game; examining the door will produce a series of bizarre sound effects that you have to replicate by stepping on the right buttons. You can try to solve it on your own if you want, but if you get stuck, step on the buttons in this order: 1, 8, 2, 7, 3, 6, 4, 5 (button 1 being the one on the far left, and button 8 being the rightmost one). After pushing the buttons in the correct order, the door will open. Go through and collect the Valve Handle, then go back and rejoin Karyl.
Make your way back to the entrance room for the second floor, and go north two screens. Loop around to the right side and take the door south. First pick up the Miracle Gel in the bag, then pull the brown block over so it bridges the gap. Now return to the main room, and go left. Do the same block-moving shtick and head north. Pick up the Gels, then open the valve. Go back to the main room and take the east exit. Go north from there and cross over the brown block. Open the door (it's another electric door) and descend the stairs to the third (and final) floor.
Here, head right one screen to a save point. Go north and examine the machine twice -- once to put the Valve Handle on, and a second time to close the valve. Go south two screens and pick up the Swirling Flame disc from the blue chest. Give it to Philia right away; it lets her cast the very powerful Fire Storm spell. Then go back to the starting room of the third floor, pull the block over to make a path (like you don't know how to do that by now ^_^), and cross. You're now in the castle's entrance hall. Go east for a Melange Gel, then head west and climb up all the stairs. On the next screen, the music will change. Heal up and put in your best team members (be sure to include Rutee), then go up to face Batista again.
Batista is pretty much the same as before, except he has more HP (6000) and a new attack where he jumps into the air and starts spitting out some green stuff. With your new spells, like Stone Wall (which does about 300 damage each shot) and Heal, he's actually easier. Just do the same thing you did before, and be sure to toss in lots of Stone Walls. After defeating Batista for good, you'll get the key to Fayte's cell, and Moreau will be liberated.
Items: Squid Jerky, Bonito Flakes (x2), Melange Gel (x5), Lemon Gel (x2), Pine Gel (x4), Miracle Gel (x2), Life Bottle (x4), Green Gel (x3), Orange Gel (x3), Juicy Beef (x9), Chestnut (x2), Persimmon (x2), Plate Armor, Rotten Orange, Sour Milk, Loser, Wormy Apple, Blowfish, Chicken, Cheese, Brie, Steak, Bread, Tender Roast, Roast, Beef, Apple, Eel, Flare Bottle, Liqueur Bottle, 1000 gald, Revitalize, Egg
Explore Moreau again and you'll find a lot of things have changed. First, another cat has joined the two in the park; if you talk to him, you can challenge him to a puzzle-game. See the Najasee's Game side quest for the strategy. Winning nets you an Elixir.
Also, if you go to the pier and talk to the boat guy, you can rent a boat for 500 gald and go to various places. You can make a number of stops in one trip, and it still only costs 500 gald, so try to do everything at once.
First, take the boat to the south house and collect the Miracle Gel; then go the north house, where you'll find Bonito Flakes and a Squid Jerky. Then go to the weapon shop SAMURAI, where you can buy Breastplates and other new armor. If you need items, you can also stop by the item shop.
When you're ready to leave town (you can't come back, so be sure to finish your business), go to the docks and talk to Fayte. You'll set sail for Terazzi, but are attacked by a Kraaken (sic) for no apparent reason other than the fact that every RPG needs a giant squid boss.
Contrary to what the game says if you Inspect it, the Kraaken *absorbs* water -- so turn off all of Rutee and Philia's ice spells. Instead, use fire attacks, like the Swirling Flame disc's Fire Storm spell, and Stahn's Vortex. Keep hitting the Kraaken and back into a corner while your magic-users cast spells on it. Actually, the Kraaken's pretty easy compared to the other bosses; you shouldn't have any trouble with it. You can steal a ?JEWEL which becomes an Aquamarine; it's not as good as your Amethysts or Ruby, but it's still better than those lousy Leather Capes.
You'll then land in Terazzi. You can check out the warehouses if you'd like (but they're locked), and there's a peddler selling a few items on the docks. More importantly, there's another boat in the upper-left corner that you can ride around. This one you actually have to guide by facing in the direction you want to go at intersections. From the start, go left 3 times, and then up to a house with a Miracle Gel and Pine Gel. Then hop back in the boat and go right, up, and right. Grab the Life Bottle, then use the switch to open the watergate. Return to the boat and go down, right, up (through the watergate), then head down, right, and up to go into a house with a Melange Gel, Pine Gel, and Lemon Gel. Now go right, up, and left to the castle gate. Hop off the boat and enter the castle.
Right at the entrance, you'll see a handy Save Point, and a soldier guarding a door. If you pay the soldier 500 gald, you can go through the door he's guarding to a room with a Bush Baby that will heal you for *another* 500 gald... and you have to pay still another 500 gald to get back out. This isn't really worth it, since you can just heal yourself with Rutee's spells and regenerate her TP by fighting. However, there is a suit of strong Plate Armor in the Bush Baby's room, so you'll probably want to cough up 1000 gald just to get it. Finally, if you talk to the soldier and answer "no" to his first question, he'll sell you clues for 100 gald. These are all for a puzzle later in the dungeon, but since you have this FAQ, why do you need them?
Anyway, on with the dungeon. From the entrance room, take a left, grab the two chests under the overhang, then go left. Enter the room to the north and flip the switch to open the drain. Then leave the room and take the door in the southeast corner of the hallway you're in; you should now be in a room with a green lamp. Go right and pick up some Juicy Beef, then go back left and the south exit from the lamp room. You'll be outside, on a ledge with more Juicy Beef and a Melange Gel. Take them, then go back inside and go left one screen. Cross the bridge, pick up the Juicy Beef (what's with all this Juicy Beef?), then exit left.
You're now outside, in the castle grounds. Pick up the Life Bottle to the north, then follow the stones south. On the next screen, you'll find a bunch more chests. Collect them all, then climb up the ladder (it's kinda hard to see) to the second floor of the palace. Get the Melange Gel, then enter through the door. Pick up all the food in the chests (why is there so much food in this dungeon?), then go north again to a long hallway.
First, take the upper-left exit from here into a room with another drain. Throw the switch to open it, then take the lower-left exit for two more pieces of Juicy Beef (not more Juicy Beef!). Return to the hallway and descend the stairs on the right side. Grab the Pine Gel, then climb back up and go through the upper-right door to the library. Pick up the Gels in the chests, then climb up the ladder in the upper-right corner to a bedroom. Open up the closet and go through the door in there. You'll be in a room with a big hole in the floor. See the potted plant on the back wall? Use the Circle button to pull it off the wall, then push it through the hole.
After dropping the plant, return to the hall. Take the lower-right exit, go right, and get the Life Bottle. Then head north, picking up the Gels and Juicy Beef (aah!) along the way. In the room with the bed and dresser, check the dresser left of the bed for a Liqueur Bottle and 1000 gald. Keep going. You'll wind up in a hallway with some windows, through which you can see the rebuilt Draconis. Head west and you should see the potted plant you pushed through the hole earlier (you *did* push it, didn't you?). Push it on to the switch on the floor and the door will open. Head north two rooms.
You're now in a large room with twelve doors, each corresponding to a Zodiac sign. This is where the hints you can get from the guard are needed. Of course, you don't need those hints with the FAQ -- just go through the doors in this order: Goat, (Capricorn), water jug (Aquairus), fish (Pisces), ram (Aries), bull (Taurus), twins (Gemini), crab (Cancer), lion (Leo), virgin (Virgo), scales (Libra), scorpion (Scorpio), bow and arrow (Sagittarius). You will then end up in a new hallway. Save your game, then go up to face King Tiberius.
Tiberius fights a lot like Batista, so you can basically use the same strategy on him. Watch out for his Light Sword attack, which will take off about 300 HP to everyone and knock you all down. Have Rutee cast heal spells constantly, while Philia backs away and uses attack spells. He has 10,000 HP. You can steal a Sheeden sword off of him.
When Tiberius is defeated, he will reveal that Lydon has already departed for Phandaria. Leon then finishes him off just as Fayte arrives. Karyl then leaves the party (for now).
Head back out of the castle (there's no fights) until you get to the entrance room. Don't leave just yet; instead, go right to the next screen. Grab the food, head south, pick up more food, and then go west. Get the Juicy Beef (noooooo....), then go down the stairs and head west through the canal. Pick up the Eel in the chest and continue west to a chest with the Revitalize disc. After getting it, leave the castle.
Terazzi is now a fully-functioning town, minus the inn. You can take the boat around to a few places (like the weapon shop), and if you take the north exit from the dock, you'll reach the town proper. In the upper-left corner of town, you'll can see Heihachi (you can tell by the hair ^_^). The house with the water-gate machine has a Pine and Lemon Gel, and the house east of the weapon shop (by the well) has an egg (just talk to the chicken!). Don't buy anything, you'll find a better shop soon. However, do visit the warehouses; you can collect a new Disc and the powerful Sheeden sword from them. See the Warehouse List for the full explanation.
Once you've taken care of everything here, go to the docks, where you'll find Fayte waiting. Be sure to save your game before talking to him. Then hop on board his ship and you'll set sail for Frostheim in Phandaria.
Items: [prize], Sorcerer's Ring, SW100100, Light, Rune Bottle, Mythril Sword
On the way to Phandaria, your ship encounters an enemy fleet. You then get to a play an awesome Space Invaders-ish bonus game, in which your three ships take on the enemy fleet.
For the non-action-inclined, just hit the Triangle button to call in reinforcements and end the battle -- if your ship gets destroyed, you die (as in "Game Over" die). If you do want to go for it, what you basically want to do is weave back and forth at the bottom of the screen and fire (with Circle) at the demons as much as you can. You can dodge a lot of fire by positioning your ships so that the fire goes between two of them. And unlike Space Invaders, you can move up and down as well as side to side, so use that to your advantage. What you really need to watch out for are the crosshairs that appear. This means the enemy ship will shoot a large blast at the spot, so move out of its path.
If the ships (either yours or their) take damage, they'll start smoking, and your firing rate will be reduced (you can boost your firing rate by picking up the glowing icons that appear from time to time). If your two side ships are destroyed, they'll just disappear (lowering your firepower), but if your main ship (the one with the lifebar) is destroyed, you're dead. Play defensively and just keep shooting at the demons; once you've thinned them out, shoot at the enemy ships. You can shoot enemy shots as well!
After the battle, Fayte will reward you based on how well you did (of course, if you took the easy way out and called for reinforcements, you get zilch). In my case, I scored 2910 points for the rank of Officer, and got an Elixir. Since you can only play the game once, I don't know about the other prizes, but if you got something different, I'd appreciate it if you could send me your score, rank, and prize so I can compile a list. Thanks!
You'll then land in Frostheim. Stahn and Fayte will talk for a little while, and Mary will wander off. After Fayte leaves, go over and talk to Mary. She talks about her amnesia, then rejoins you. Head into town and check out the item shop. You can buy powerful new Mythril (d'oh) armor, as well as getting a few new weapons. Then be sure to buy Fur Capes for everyone; you'll need them in the snow.
After shopping, leave Frostheim and head southwest towards the forest. As soon as you arrive here, you'll see none other than Garr being attacked by some of Lydon's soldiers. You'll automatically take on the soldiers. Beat them (they're wimps), and the party will take Garr back to Frostheim.
Garr joins up after a bit of dialogue. Amazingly, he's still at the SAME LEVEL as he was back at the start of the game, and has almost no equipment. He's really good once you get him up, though. Be sure to outfit him with a Composite Bow and some armor, and pick up another Fur Cape for him. Then exchange your Lens for gald, and spend the rest of your money to buy as many healing items as you can, or extra (useless) equipment if you're maxed on healing items. Spend as much of your money as you can; you'll lose ALL your money shortly, and if you buy extra equipment you can sell it later.
Leave town and head north, to the Frozen River (you can't go through the forest; Lydon has a base there). The enemies on the world map are from way back at the start of the game, you should be able to plow through them. Eventually, you'll see the river; enter.
If you don't have your Fur Capes equipped, you'll constantly take damage, so make sure you're wearing them. You should also turn off all of Rutee and Philia's ice spells (all the enemies here absorb ice), and give Philia the Swirling Flame Disc so she can cast Fire Storm. Head north and east on the first screen until you get to a large rock blocking the path. Go up to it and Garr will give you the Sorcerer's Ring. Equip it on any party member (even one not in the active party), then press the Square button to fire a beam at the rock and destroy it (note: the Ring costs 1 Lens per use, but this is pretty insignificant as you get loads of Lens from each fight).
Continue north to the next screen. There's an ice pond here; if you step on it, you'll keep sliding in the direction you're facing until you hit something or slide off the ice. Line up with the chest and slide over to it. Open it for a ?DISC, which is really the mighty SW100100 Disc. If you have a Rune Bottle with you, use it to identify the Disc and give it to Stahn. If not, you'll get one in a moment, so just hang on to the Disc. Head west across the bridge, then go south to the next screen.
There's a massive frozen river here, littered with a number of chests. First, line yourself up with the tree to your right, then slide right. You should hit the tree, and stop. Then slide south to a patch of snow. Open the chest for the Light Disc, which gives you the Ray spell -- good, but not as good as Fire Storm. Line yourself back up with the tree, then slide north and left back to the start. Slide over to the tree again, then slide north, left, and north to another chest, holding a Mythril Sword. Make your way back to the starting point.
Instead of sliding east to the tree, slide south to another patch of snow . Slide south again to another snow patch. Edge over to the left side of the snow, then slide north. From here, slide east to the third and final chest, which holds a Rune Bottle. If you haven't identified the SW100100 Disc, use the bottle to do so. Slide back to the start and slide south from there again. Slide south, but then go west to the patch of snow over there. From there, slide south, then east. Exit the river to the south.
There's Something About Mary
Items: Apple (x3), Wormy Apple (x2), Liq. Bottle, Flare Bottle, Rotten Orange, Mythril Tiara, Beef, Bracelet, Melange Gel, Bread, Sacred Text 5, Winged Spear, Orange Gel
You'll be on the world map, just outside Heidelberg. Don't enter, though -- instead, head south and west past it, until you get to another town. Go in here. All the buildings are locked except one -- the one in the lower-left. Go in here and Mary will have a series of flashbacks.
After the flashbacks have concluded, leave the town and go back to Heidelberg. The houses are all empty, but you can get a number of Apples and Wormy Apples by examining the apple bunches in the houses. Stay at the inn, then go to the soldiers' office and loot the place for a Liqueur Bottle, Flare Bottle, and Rotten Orange. Then go up to the castle. When you try to enter, the soldiers will recognize Garr and apprehend Stahn, Mary, and Rutee.
Stahn and Rutee end up in the dungeon of the soldiers' office. Garr, Leon, and Philia show up to rescue them, and then you have to find Mary. Reform your party (be sure Rutee and Philia are in), then head up two floors and you'll see Mary talking with Dalis. The party will stop to listen on their conversation, but then some soldiers run in. After a bit of chaos, you'll end up fighting Dalis.
Dalis only has 1,500 HP, but almost every attack takes off about 10 HP on him. The only way you can really hurt him is with magic, so send Rutee and Philia to the far left side of the screen and have them constantly cast their best spells, while Stahn uses Kick Attack or Vortex to juggle Dalis and prevent him from attacking Rutee and Philia. When he's by himself, have Rutee steal from him to get a Moonstone after battle, a fairly decent jewel.
After you knock out Dalis, Mary will grab him, and you'll have to escape. Make sure to pick up the sword on the desk first. Run up to the roof and jump off. You'll land in the snow behind the soldiers' office. Head north into the cave. Darzen, a friend of Garr's, will show up and take you into Sark's force's secret hideout. Rutee will heal Dalis, and Mary will stay behind to take care of him.
Leave the room and enter the door due south (not the one to the left; it leads outside). Grab the Bracelet and Beef, then go into the room on the far left of the hallway. Take the Mythril Tiara in here. Now take the exit from the upper-right corner of the main hall into the actual dungeon.
There's loads of undead enemies in here, so equip the Light Disc on Rutee to give her the Ray spell (Philia already has it) and use it frequently. In addition, Philia's Thunder Blade spell (if she's learned it) is very powerful as well.
Slide north across the ice to the other side , then inch down until you're lined up with the top of the pillar. Slide right and you'll bump into a hidden chest... but it only has a Melange Gel. Take it anyway, then slide west off the ice and head up and left. Take the left fork, and go left again at the next fork. You'll end up with a small room with a tablet. Get the chest, then make sure Stahn is equipped with Dymlos. Examine the plaque and it will ask you two questions. Answer "Fire Wall" to the first one and "Missile Sword" to the second. You'll then receive the Fiery Wave ability. Although it doesn't hit very hard, it has a wide range, and nets you a 5-6 hit combo every time it's used.
After getting Fiery Wave, head one screen east, and then north to a large ice platform. Slide up to the Ice Golem and you'll fight. This fight is so easy it's not even funny; just hang back and use fire spells (Fire Storm, Fiery Wave) on him. You can probably beat him without even getting hit. Then use the Sorcerer's Ring to zap the two blocks directly in front of you. Shoot the Sorcerer's Ring again at the clock-like thingy on the wall and a staircase will appear. Go up and enter the first door you come to. Collect the chests for an Orange Gel and the Winged Spear. The Winged Spear is strong, but not as good as Dymlos for Stahn, and Garr is probably better off with his bow (thanks to its long range). Just hang on to it to sell and continue up the stairs into Heidelberg Castle.
Lydon's Mysterious Dungeon
Items: Wind Spear, Pine Gel, Reflex, Aquamarine, Life Bottle, Orange Gel, Hunter's Bow, Spectacles, Green Gel, Flare Bottle, Melange Gel, Apple, Deck Brush
Upon entering the castle, head north two screens to the main hall. Enter the middle door and you'll be in the throne room. Take the leftmost door in here to find the Wind Spear Disc. The Disc lets you cast Air Slash, which "savagely lacerates" enemies. It sounds pretty silly, but it's a very strong spell, so be sure to equip the disc on Rutee or Philia. After getting the Disc, return to the castle's main hall and enter the rightmost door. Collect the Pine Gel and Reflex (armor), then return to the main hall.
On the right side of the main hall, you'll see two unlit torches. Use the Sorcerer's Ring to light the two torches and a door will appear. Go through. On the other side of the door, you'll start having random battles, so be prepared. The enemies are pretty tough, so you might just want to run from most of the fights. Or, if Philia's learned Cloak yet, use it a lot.
Head east through the first hall and into a large room. Look for the three torches that aren't lit and light them with the Sorcerer's Ring. Then take the right door at the top of the room into a small room with an Aquamarine. Equip it on someone (it boosts your defense), then go through the middle door. Head north and you'll see two statues. Push the one with the torch just in front of the other one, so that the torch is touching the woman. The door will open. Go through into the clock tower.
Upon entering the clock tower, head left across the gear (shades of Castlevania), grab the Life Bottle, and climb up the chain. Throw the switch, then climb back down, cross the gear again, and climb up the chain on the other side. Head right, hop on the gray platform, and ride it to the other side. Climb up the chain. From here, you can go up the chain to the left and then up another level to get an Orange Gel, but it's probably not bothering with. Instead, climb up the right chain and examine the lever. You'll have to leave one of your characters at the lever; it doesn't really matter who as they'll be back shortly.
After dropping off your chosen party member, climb back down to the lowest level of the tower and enter the now-functional elevator. When it stops, get off, climb up the chain. You'll see another gray lift, but it's not functioning because the pulley is frozen. Get underneath (or above) the frozen pulley and shoot it with the Sorcerer's Ring to thaw it out. Then ride the lift to the left and descend a floor. Open the chest for the powerful Hunter's Bow for Garr, which you should equip right away. Then go down another level and pick up the character you dropped off earlier. Climb back up to the lift, ride across, and climb up until you emerge back in the castle.
Head forward through the first door. In the next room, light all the torches with the Sorcerer's Ring to light up the rooms. Go in the door on the left and use the Ring to melt the ice on the chains. Then enter the door on the right and turn the wheel (just examine it with O). Go back two rooms (to the first castle room after the clock tower), and go through the door in the lower left. You'll be in a room with another wheel and a save point. Turn the wheel, then save your game on the save point. Whatever you do, *don't* go out the door to the south. Doing so will put you back in the throne room and force you to repeat the entire clock tower.
After turning both wheels and saving, go back into the hall and take the middle door. The curtain should have pulled up to reveal some stairs. Ascend those, and the next set of stairs. Before going up the third set, stop and heal up. Lydon is up the next stairs, and he's really tough -- you need to be prepared. I recommend using Stahn in the lead, Garr a distance behind, then Philia and Rutee in the rear. Make sure Stahn has the SW100100 Disc, and Philia the Wind Spear Disc. Garr should be equipped with the Hunter's Bow and not a melee weapon. Everyone else should use their Swordians. Once you're ready, go up the stairs to the rooftop, where Lydon is waiting with the Eye of Atamoni. After giving the requisite bad guy speech ("You're too late to stop me", "You did well to get this far", "Now I will show you my power!", etc.), Lydon attacks.
Believe it or not, you actually have to win this battle -- at first, I thought it was one you were supposed to lose. Lydon will *constantly* cast Wind Slash, doing about 600 damage to your party with each cast. The only way to beat him is to have Stahn use a Spin Slash as soon as the battle begis to fly over the enemy troops and get to Lydon. Then have him hit Lydon constantly with Kick Attacks and Vortexes. As long as you stay close to Lydon, he'll only use melee attacks and not magic. Meanwhile, have the rest of your characters fight through the soldiers and wipe them out. Once it's just you and Lydon, start hitting him constantly with your strongest attacks and skills. Attack spells are pretty much useless, as you'll always get hit before you can finish charging them up. Keep using Life Bottles to bring back your dead characters; it's more important than healing. As long as you keep using Life Bottles, he can't kill you (until you run out of them, that is). Even if you get killed, as long as the Life Bottle animation is going on, you won't lose. Try to keep as many of your characters active as possible, and keep wailing on him. He has 13,000 HP.
After (if) you beat Lydon, Garr will reclaim Igtenos (which Lydon was using), and you will seal the Eye of Atamoni. The gang then hops on the Draconis to fly back to Seinegald. When you regain control, do some exploration. Some of the chests from the very first sequence have mysteriously reappeared; the large room north of you has four chests, another room has an Apple inside a bunch of apples, and finally, return to the room where you found Dymlos (start by going to the lower right from Stahn's room) to get the Deck Brush, a worthless but amusing weapon which everyone can equip. When you're done, go up to the roof and talk to Rutee. After some more dialogue, you'll arrive back in Seinegald, where you are rewarded by the king. Head out of the castle and Stahn will board the Draconis to fly home. That's all you have to do, so just sit back. I know this seems like the ending, but it's not...