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Area 4: Fosbus Swamp Walkthrough

The first thing you want to find in Fosbus Swamp is a bible so you can hold 20,000 gold max. Then move Southwest through the meadow to the screen you see on the left. Keep going left through the tunnel and you will find yourself in Warlic Lake! Already? Yes, your current mission here is to obtain the Aqua Boots.
Once you enter Warlic Lake, move North and West until you reach a large pond surrounded by blue rats (pictured on the right). Strike the tree you see Kelesis swinging his sword at 3 times and the hole will appear. You may need to kill a few rats to gain enough gold to buy the Aqua Boots. After you have 20,000 gold, crawl in the hole and buy the boots. Before you head back to Fosbus Swamp, kill enough mice for ANOTHER 20,000 gold. It's much easier now because you can just stand on the water (courtesy of the Aqua Boots) and stab at the helpless mice. Once you have the gold, you can either continue your adventure into Fosbus Swamp or head ALL THE WAY BACK to the entrance of Rolick Desert for a couple of optional secret items.
[OPTIONAL] Remember that screen from early in your adventure just after you left Despa Valley? Now you can walk across the water (both left and right sides) to find some hidden items. If you walk one screen to the left, kill 1 vortex and crawl in the hole, the Wise Woman will sell you a purple mea for 5,000 gold. These are very useful in the next few stages of the game! If you then walk back two screens right, you will find another screen with vortex flying around. Kill 2 to reveal a hole and crawl inside. Here, a Wise Woman will sell you a Life Potion for only 500 gold! Now you can continue your adventure in Fosbus Swamp.
[OPTIONAL] There is another secret that the Aqua Boots open up for you. Take a little detour back into Bachular Graveyard and walk north and west until you reach the screen where you obtained the Valley Sword. Now you can walk along the river to the left into another screen through the mountains. I wouldn't recommend this only because it brings you directly to Haidee Forest (last section of the game), which has enemies that hit pretty hard and you are only equipped with the Valley Sword and no pendants. You can grab additional items early like extra bibles, the Legendary Sword and Ascent Boots  if you wish, but it is usually too much hassle at this point. In addition to the difficulty of this area, you still need all 7 crystals to defeat Golvellius, so skipping ahead is a bit pointless. Head back to Fosbus Swamp.
Collect as many Life potions and bibles as you can as you explore Fosbus meadow and swamp. You should end up with a total of 11 potions (including the one at the beginning of Rolick Desert) and a gold max of 28,000. See the Fosbus Spoiler map in the maps section for more info. The picture on the left shows the transition from Fosbus meadow to Fosbus swamp.
In the farthest Southwest corner of Fosbus swamp, you will find a small island with bricks in the center. Kill 2 red crows to reveal the hole in the center and crawl in. A Wise Woman will sell you the Ring of Invisibility for 10,000 gold. Now you can shatter any gray stones that lay in your path!
Next thing you will want to do is journey back into Fosbus meadow, moving all the way to the Northwest portion of the meadow. You will find yourself in an area with many stones. Now that you can shatter them, make a path to the stone you see Kelesis shattering in the picture on the left. Shatter that stone all the way and a hole will appear. A Wise Woman inside will sell you Aresta's Pendant which reduces damage taken by one quarter!
In the middle of Fosbus swamp you will find an island in the center of a lake that has one lone bush on it. Strike the bush once to reveal the entrance to Fosbus' dungeon.
The side scrollers are still pretty easy at this point. You just need to remember to strike the gravestones to make some of the platforms fall into place. The most difficult part is the snake at the end that shoots fire spirits. Smash all the blocks in front of it except the one at your feet so you have something to run against while stabbing at the snake (see picture on the left).
Fosbus throws skulls toward Kelesis and when they hit the bottom of the room, they split into 4 skulls and spread out. Try to avoid the skulls while slashing the demon with your sword. Each hit you receive takes a full Life Container away, so be careful.
One screen up from Fosbus dungeon you will find a new hole with a Wise Woman selling the 4th crystal for 8,000 gold. At least she isn't still taking half your cash for the crystals
Here is what your inventory should look like before venturing back into Warlic Lake. If you decided to move on and find extra items in more difficult areas, you should have more than you see here.

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