You arrive on Asreet Island. Claude
notices that Cypress Soldiers are just outside a town
looking for somebody. Lowe then says that they have to
find this somebody before they do, so the Force attacks.
vs. (x3), (x4), , , , ,
This battle takes a little bit to get
started. Claude fly near the person who recieved the
Running Palminto from the last fight. When that person's
turn comes, have them give it to Claude and then have
Claude use it the next turn. Already, you boosted
Claude's usefulness by 200%. This item will increase his
moving distance. Now, you can have Claude go and try to
clean house to start out with, which I do not recommend,
because the Death Archers and Ratmen will get him. Claude
starts at Level 6, so work him and everybody else up to
Level 10. Then you can start to clean house. You have to
kill everybody to advance.
After the fight, Lowe says that he hears
fighting. You then arrive at camp. Do what you have to do
and exit. When you arrive in town, a guard asks some
Cypress Soldiers why they attack this town. They say that
they know too much and must die. They kill the guard and
continue their search for a Mayfair. They search and a
Hell Soldier finds a rock that moves. He moves it and a
Centaur comes out and attacks. Another soldier sees the
Shining Force coming and they take their battle
vs. (x2), (x2), (x3), (x2), (x2),
, , , (x2)
The first thing you want to do is send
down somebody like Apis and Ruce to defeat the monsters
below them while keeping the rest of the Force still.
Once they are dead, go back up and meet the rest of the
Force. This fight is pretty easy, but just don't get
close together and use the Checkerboard formation when
fighting (remember? Not placing 2 members adjacent to
each other). Now make your way to the right, pretty much
making a clean sweep of the town. The Hell Soldiers and
Brass Loaders might keep you busy, but not to worry as
they can be easily defeated. Make sure to get the Protect
Milk and Powerful Wine before killing all the monsters
and continuing on. Also, when fighting the Priest,
remember that he can heal himself. If you need experience
to make it to around level 11, let him heal. Sig and Cray
can make good with this deal.
When the battle is over, the Force walks
to the hidden entrance and is greeted by the Centaur who
calls himself Stock. Stock then calls for Mayfair. She is
the daughter of the Archbishop of Cypress, until Woldol
took over and killed the Archbishop and blinded Marfair.
Mayfair is a Priest, so she is your 3rd healer of the
game. Also Stock joins as well. What gets me is that
Stock starts at Level 4 and Mayfair at Level 5. YIKES!
But at least at camp, you can get new
weapons. Make sure to do so. Give Claude the Powerful
Wine and Stock the Protect Milk. Upgrade weapons and
continue. Also, you might notice that you can promote
your characters at Level 10. Others might agree with me,
but I do not promote at Level 10. Have non-magic users
(Ruce, Shade, Apis, ect.) promoted at Level 15 and magic
users (Nick, Sarah, Sig, ect.) promoted at Level 20. You
will thank me later for this.
Save and exit the camp. You will arrive
outside the Tower of Bazoo. Mayfair says the Bazoo is the
right-hand man of Woldol. You must enter the tower, but
you must also fight first.
vs. (x3), (x3), (x3), (x3), , ,
This fight is not tough, but since
Mayfair and Stock are at such low levels, you have to
level them up. The easiest way is to Egress every now and
then when Monsters run low. Do not kill them all just
yet. If you kill the Skeleton and recieve the Steel
Sword, give it to Nick or Claude. I gave it to Nick, but
some others will give it to Claude. Anyways, the best way
to Level up is to have Stock fight, and Mayfair use Heal
1 every round on anybody. She will get 10 Exp everytime
she uses it. You can even have Sig and Cray use this
strategy. If a monster goes low on HP (like 1-3 HP), have
Mayfair stick herself in the battle and fight. She should
kill it and get around 50 Exp for the defeat. Continue
doing this until everybody in the Force gets up to Level
11 or 12, if they are not already. Also, as long are you
are still Egressing and returning to the fight, have Sig
and Cray build their levels with Heal 1. It is possible
to get them to Level 20 during this time. When you do,
PROMOTE THEM! Their fighting skills will be much better
after promotion. Anyways, make your way up to the upper
part of the battlefield. Kill the monsters, but beware of
the Master Mage's Blaze 3. Stay in Checkboard Formation
and kill him. Grab the Cheerful Bread from the Priest.
When they are all dead, and after a
LOOOONG fight, Lowe will congratulate the Force and they
will all come to camp. Revive and Promote Sig and Cray if
you haven't already. Also give the Cheerful Bread to
Mayfair. Now it is time to enter Bazoo's Tower.
Inside, you will see Bazoo. He says that
the Force will not get by him. He casts a spell which
makes the ground shake and split. Bazoo then says that he
will wait for the Force at the top. But before that, you
must again, fight.
vs. (x2), (x2), (x5), (x2), (x2), (x3),
(Chest, lower left), (Chest, upper right), (Chest, upper left)
Due to the cracks in the floor, this can
be tough. Be around Level 13 or 14 for this. The thing to
do is to divide. If you gave Claude the Steel Sword, send
him up the middle, just be careful to not die in the
process. To prevent a quick death of Claude, make sure
that he is at an edge so that only 1 monster can attack
him. Kill the Pegasus Knight first, as like Claude, can
fly. If Claude gets too weak, send him over to Sig, Cray,
or Mayfair for a healing. Send Nick, Sig, Wendy, Stock,
and Ruce to the left, making sure that Nick gets the
Quick Ring. Send the rest to the right. The monsters
shouldn't be tough, and make sure before you kill them
all to get Ruce the Battle Axe, and Apis the Power Spear.
Kill the rest of the monsters to continue.
You will now be atop the tower. Lowe will
ask Bazoo what he is looking for. Bazoo will tell, but
you have to defeat him first.
vs. (x3), (x2), (x2), (x2), (x2), **
Again, not a hard battle. At this point,
you should be around Level 15. Promote Ruce, Shade, Apis,
Claude, and Stock right now. Like I said, not a hard
battle. Get rid of the 2 monsters after the first stairs
and then split up. Nick, Shade, Sig, Wendy, and Claude go
left. Ruce, Apis, Cray, Mayfair, and Stock go up. Make
sure that either Shade or Stock defeat the Hell Archer
for the Assult Shell. Remember to stay in Checkboard
Formation due to the fact that a Master Mage can still
cast Blaze 3. Keep Claude in the air and attack the
Pegasus Knights as they come down to attack on the left
side. The Pegasus Knights also are hard to kill due to
good dodging attacks. Have Wendy ready with a Blaze 3.
Meet back up at the top. Send Claude around and wipe out
the Priests. Try to stay away from Bazoo, as he will use
Bolt 1 when you get close. Also, quickly take out the
Master Mage. Send Shade or Stock to do that. When only
Bazoo is left, stand back, and wait for him to move.
Then, have Nick, Ruce, Claude, and Cray get clost to him
and attack while having Stock, Shade, and Apis use their
long range weapons, and have Wendy use Blaze 3. Have Sig
and Mayfair stay still in case of healing. But with this
attack, Bazoo should die rather quickly.
After the fight, Bazoo says that he is
looking for... Nick. Bazoo then escapes and a female mage
comes and thanks the Force for saving her by defeating
Bazoo. Her name is Yeesha, and she tells the secret that
Nick is the Prince of Cypress.
Save and Continue