||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
||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
|Here is what your inventory should look like before
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.