|Monica's introduction begins with her watching the storm that has engulfed
the night. As she begins to walk back to her room in the Loanne Castle,
she hears voices in the throne room. It seems Baron Godwin and the
minister are plotting to overthrow Mikhail and become the new Marquis.
Monica realizes she must notify her brother who is on the field with
the army hunting monsters. Katrina helps her escape by using a hidden
door behind a mirror in her room. Monica rides through the storm, but
her horse refuses to move any further. She is then forced to walk through
the rain to nearby Shinon. The scene shifts to Shinon where Julian
asks Thomas and Sara to leave so that he may talk with Ellen about going
to Yamas. Monica suddenly enters the pub demanding a horse. Everyone
wants to set out immediately for Mikhail's camp except for Harid who suggests
that everyone should rest the night first and set out in the morning when
its less dangerous.
||The forest which you will travel through is very basic. In the
first section travel as far north as you can then turn east. After
going as far to the east as possible, head south then turn east once more
when you reach the intersection. Now head north and attempt to exit
this screen. Before you can, a bird swoops down to attack you.
The Garuda Wing is the first boss in many of the quests you face. This
battle is very simple, especially since you aren't given much time to gain
any levels prior to the battle. Have Harid use Demi Rune and Ellen
use Tomahawk. If Sara or Thomas have Shadow Sew, use it to paralyze
the Garuda Wing. Everyone else should use regular attacks or any other
wazas they might have already learned. In the Desert Lance formation,
the Garuda Wing will be unable to do much damage, if any, against Harid.
After killing Garuda Wing, Monica wonders why the Garuda Wing is there.
Is it true that the Abyss Gates have been reopened? Now
she'll exit the screen to arrive at Mikhail's camp.
Mikhail thanks everyone for escorting Monica to him so that he may receive
the news of Godwin's treachery. He now asks everyone to escort her
to Podol where the Vampire Earl Leonid is. Right before everyone leaves,
Mikhail asks for Harid to travel with him to help in the fight against Godwin.
Harid agrees and leaves with Mikhail. Mikhail also gives the
party: 3 Small Shields, 1Broad Sword, 3 Leather Armors, 1 Spirit Stone
scroll, and 3 Sand of Mars scrolls.
||In the next area, head all the way north until you reach the next screen.
In this screen head west down the stairs and head north a bit. You
now have an option: you can continue north and go around to get to the other
side of the bushes, or you can fight your way through the snakes to get there.
I recommend the snakes so you'll become more powerful but it doesn't
really matter either way. After getting on the other side of the bushes,
continue to the north. Most likely, the spirit near the exit will attack
you. I'm not sure if its possible to dodge it or not.
This battle is very easy if you've been fighting your way through all the
areas. Now if you're like me when I was right here (trying to see if
I could trigger the Thieves's Hideout Scenario with Monica by avoiding almost
all battles), then this battle can be a bit hard. The Whirlwind recovers
57 HP every round, which I believe is 10% of its max HP. Its Wind Dart
attack can do a lot of damage and can kill people if you're not careful.
Depending on whether or not you've been fighting and gaining many waza
will determine your strategy. Basically, use your strongest waza against
the Whirlwind and use your Salves to heal.
||In Podol, you can rest at the Inn or talk around the town to learn a
bit more about Leonid. He likes to take some of the younger women from
the town and turn them into vampires also... ick. Mikhail was concerned
for good reason about this happening. Exit to the north once you've
finished exploring Podol. Now to enter the castle head east across
the bridge and go up the slopes. Now go back to the west and take the
exit to enter the castle courtyard. From there just enter the castle
and continue to the north to encounter Leonid. Leonid will talk about
how beautiful Monica is for a while and then tell her to let things work
themselves out with Mikhail. He tells you that your rooms are on the
left (I'm guessing he meant his left so don't take the door to the
left unless you enjoy getting hurt). You'll see a spirit fly off and
enter the door to the right. Follow the spirit and enter your rooms
to rest. No one is really able to sleep that night, especially not
Monica who has the room to herself. She enters Julian and the rest
of the party's room and asks to spend the night there. Tom and Julian
stand guard while the girls rest.
|The next day, talk to Leonid and he'll mention the treasure cave to the
north. He doesn't care about any of the treasure and will let you keep
whatever you want from there. So obviously head north towards the treasure
cave. If you want, you can enter the cave, exit it, and return to Leonid
to skip it. Otherwise:
After finishing the cave, return and talk to Leonid, and he'll tell you that
Mikhail has defeated Godwin's army and probably has retaken Loanne. You'll
return there for the awards ceremony. Several days later you'll hear
that Harid is traveling to Lance to see the tomb of the Holy King. Katrina
enters the throne room with her hair cut. She tells Mikhail that she
has lost the Masquerade and wants the chance to go and find it. Mikhail
spares her life and allows her to go on a quest to find it under the condition
that she may not return to Loanne until it is recovered. Finally Julian
enters the room. Mikhail tells him that he has set up a new group known
as the "Princess Guard" to protect Monica. He asks Julian, who is hesitant
at first, to join. He accepts and you regain control of Monica, in
her room. Now enter Mikhail's room and talk to him. Monica will
ask to go out for a while which he will agree to as long as Julian also travels
||Monica and Julian are talking outside for a while, and he will walk off.
Right after he leaves, a gigantic bird will swoop down and carry Monica
off. She awakens in a cave to find that none other than Baron Godwin
has taken her hostage. He warns her not to escape because of the monsters.
Naturally, you should now try to escape from the cave. After
leaving the room you were in, you will see a strange looking man walking
around. His name is the Poet. Walk up to him and ask for the
New Song. He will recite a poem and then join you because he feels
inspired. It'll help you for the upcoming boss battle.
This battle was slightly challenging with Katrina, Harid, and Mikhail in
their scenario. Sadly, you have none of them. Luckily for you,
Julian will jump in and block the Face Hit attack which will save you from
a fair amount of damage. Another good thing about this battle is that
the Evil Demon has alot less HP than the one in Loanne Castle did. I
had Monica use Axel Sniper, Julian use Rude Sword, and the Poet use Brain
Split. Brain Split can occasionally put the Evil Demon to sleep before
it gets a chance to go which can greatly help your chances of survival. If
you have around 150 HP, then this battle shouldn't be a problem.
||You can now safely exit the cave by leaving the room you're currently
in and continuing out the western exit in the next room. If the Poet
was with you while you were in the cave, he will thank you for the experience
and leave the party. To begin the Shipwreck Scenario enter Mikhail's
room and talk to him. He'll tell you that the Duke of Zweig is here
looking for a bride for his son. Monica's engagement has been arranged
for her it sadly seems. Now comes the major fork in the story. You
have the opportunity to either proceed with the story the "correct" way and
permanently(? I've seen pictures of a reunion at the Devil King Palace with
Mikhail, Julian, and Monica... no clue on anything about it though, nor does
anyone else I've asked) lose Julian, or you can make an escape from the castle
and keep him. The walkthrough will now be divided for each of these
Julian? Bah! I don't need him!
Julian IS awfully helpful...
|The Shipwreck Scenario
Talk to Mikhail on his throne and agree to go along with the wedding. The
new minister will come in, and Mikhail will tell him to prepare everything
for Monica's wedding. The minister is upset because it seems the Duke
of Zweig's son is a complete and utter moron. Mikhail will not go along
with the minister's ideas though. An irate Julian is asked to go with
Monica to her wedding as her guard. Both Julian, Monica, and the minister
board the ship in Mules and set sail for Zweig. Go downstairs and talk
to Julian. He'll let you know that everything is going fine, and you'll
arrive in Zweig soon. Head back upstairs and the scene cuts away...
It seems that the wonderful people in the Dophore Firm are smuggling
goods in Mikhail's ship, how wonderful. To make matters worse, some
monsters begin to appear on the ship! Head back downstairs and talk
to Julian. He'll join you to protect you from the monsters. There
are some treasures downstairs which you should get before heading up to the
main deck of the ship. Once you have them go onto the deck of the ship
and prepare for a battle.
Well it seems that 5 Heptopi have taken over the ship. The 4 Heptopi
that surround the one in the center-back row have around 270 HP each.
They're very easy to dispatch. If you have Snake Shot for Monica,
then you should be able to wipe them out in no time. The 5th Heptopus
is a beefed-up version and has around 470 or so HP and is around the same
strength level. Their regular attacks do very little damage, but the
ink attack does a fair amount more. Since there is water in the air,
they will recover around 10% of their HP every round. If you have any
Spirit Stone scrolls, I recommend using them to start the battle out if you
don't have Snake Shot. This battle is really very simple.
Sadly, since the ship is sinking, Monica and Julian are forced to jump overboard
before they go down with the ship. Monica will awaken in Farce to find
she has been separated from Julian. Sadly, Julian is nowhere to be
found anywhere in Farce. Now the game begins...
The Castle Escape Scenario
Instead of talking to Mikhail on the throne, leave the throne room and enter
the door on the right. Talk to Julian, and Monica will tell him that
she's having to get married. When Julian asks you if it is alright
with you respond "Absolutely Not!", and Monica will ask for him to help her
escape. Julian will agree to and decides to go with you as well. Now
you will appear in Mules and will be unable to return to Loanne until it
is time to fight Byunei, the Wind Abyss Gate Guardian. Take a ship
from Mules to Pidona. Now the game begins...
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