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Luminous Arc on SuperCheats.com


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          VERSION 5.00 (241 KB)

              28th May 2008

      ASCII Art & FAQ by defunct32

 WELCOME BACK: STRONGER THAN EVER BEFORE
 Seeing things?  No, you're not. I've revamped this whole FAQ, cut down and
 removed  unnecessary  rubbish  to  make this guide less cluttered and more
 easy on the eyes. The previous one was somewhat "busy" and looks  annoying
 I cringe every single  time I see it, I can't believe no one has complain?

 Anyway!  I'm always improving,  but  then again it's also because I've too
 much free time on my hands nowadays. ;P oh! And brand new ASCII Art I made
 myself, it's nothing mind-blowingly awesome but hey! At least I created it
 from scratch. Hoorah!

 LEGAL/DISCLAIMER & ALL THAT (BE SURE TO READ THIS):
 Feel free to download (as in save to your hard disk) my guide for your own
 personal and private use. You, of course may not copy or redistribute  any
 part of this FAQ for profit or whatsoever reasons.  I'm not one to blabber
 about laws and police cause I know them higher ups got better things to do
 than  to  monitor  game  FAQs  on the internet, just remember that, no bad
 deeds go unpunished so don't steal/plagiarize, ask and you shall receive.

 CHANGES MADE TO THE GUIDE:
 o New layout/look/format
 o Improvised/updated text
 o Improvised tips
 o Proofread and rectify the whole guide

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 <STATISTICS>

 BASICS:
 o Luminous Arc (Strategy RPG) for the DS
 o http://www.atlus.com/luminousarc
 o Release Date: 14th August 2007 (US)
 o E-Mail Me: defunct 32 @ hotmail . com (no spaces)

 VERSION & DATE:
 o Version 5.00
 o 28th May 2008

 & LASTLY:
 o STARTED ON: 17th August 2007
 o FINISHED ON: 13th September 2007
 o LAST REVISED ON: 28th May 2008

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 <ADJUSTING>

 ADJUST YOUR NOTEPAD:
 I  created  this FAQ using Notepad in Windows XP, if you're using the same
 Operating System, then set the following under FORMAT > FONT:

 o Font: Courier New.
 o Font Style: Regular.
 o Font Size: 10.
 o Maximize your Notepad window.
 o Go to FORMAT > WORD WRAP, make sure it's NOT ticked (Turn it off).

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 <SLOWLY IT BECOMES...>

 VERSION HISTORY:
 Latest updates at the top:

 o VERSION 5.00:
   Clean  up the Skills, Flash Drives & Sidequests Section. This should  be
   the  final update for this FAQ, will only update with miscellaenous info
   provided  by players/readers every now and then. Consider this FAQ DONE!

 o VERSION 4.50:
   Updated and given the Characters section a "graphic"/layout overhaul.

 o VERSION 4.25:
   Proofread for typos/punctuation & the like.
   Reformatted the Skills/Spells/Flash Drive section.
   Added "DEBATE CORNER" go check it out in the contents.
   Tweaked a couple of things.
   Fixed more typos and grammar. *sigh*

 o VERSION 4.00:
   Brand new layout format.
   Cleared away unnecessary rubbish.

 o VERSION 3.75:
   Added ASCII Art for the "Controls" section.
   Reorganized the "Table of Contents."
   Brushed up on the Copyright & Legal bullshit.

 o VERSIO?N 3.25:
   Added a new section called "House of Trolls."
   Added tips for "Leveling Up" under "Players' Strategy."

 o VERSION 2.00:
   Reformatted this FAQ.
   Updated information for "Skills/Magics" and "Sidequests."
   Added a new section called "Players' Strategy."
   Updated 4 new Chapters 17, 18, 19, and 20.

 o VERSION 1.75:
   The credit section has been updated.
   Updated Chapter 13, 14, 15, and 16.

 o VERSION 1.25:
   Updated Chapters 9, 10, 11, and 12.
   Updated the Skills/Magics/Flash.

 o VERSION 1.00:
   Added more depth to the Characters description.
   Updated the "Flash Drives."
   Brushed up the FAQ (typos/errors).
   Added Chapter 6.

 o VERSION 0.50:
   Updated the Skills/Magics Chart.
   Added/fixed/updated a couple of Chapters.

 o VERSION 0.25:
   Tweaked/fixed a couple of things throughout the FAQ.
   Updated the "Known Glitches & Issues" section.
   Completed the "Table Of Contents".
   CREATED THE FAQ!

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 <APPROVED & ALLOWED>

 AUTHORIZED SITES:
 Webmasters  feel  free  to grab the latest copy I'll try my best to update
 myself  but  chances are I'll neglect the other game sites and only upload
 to GameFAQs. Sorrry! :\

 o www.gamefaqs/spot.com................................... [GAMEFAQS/SPOT]
 o www.cheatcc.com......................................... [CHEATCC]
 o www.neoseeker.com....................................... [NEOSEEKER]
 o www.cheatplanet.com..................................... [CHEATPLANET]

 Above are the 4 allowed sites (GFAQs/Spot are brothers yo!), absolutely no
 more request/s though you MAY try your luck. if you're a newly established
 game  site  or  a  specific fansite looking for materials then I'll oblige
 just  drop  an e-mail, but if I've never heard or been to your site before
 then your chance of success is 0%. Thank you.

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 <MISCELLANEOUS>

 MESSAGE FOR YOU!:
 I would like to  THANK EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU  for all of your support.
 There are too many names to list here,  but each and  every  one  of  your
 contributions  are  appreciated.  My  FAQ is nothing if it weren't for you
 guys. You made everything possible! So thank YOU!

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 ABOUT THE AUTHOR & THIS FAQ:
 Hello! My name is, Dil. This is my first FAQ...  So please go easy  on  me
 umm... I need to mention that English is not my native language, I'm Asian
 yes I'm using  the  "I'm-Asian-so-please-excuse-my-bad-sentences/mistakes/
 grammars-and-whatnot card."

 Ok!  I actually hate writing about myself,  let's  talk a little bit about
 gaming shall we? I promise to make this simple, short and sweet. :)

 My very first game was "Crono Trigger"  back  in  1995  by Squaresoft (now
 Square-Enix)  when  I  saw  my  brother  playing  it  on  his  SNES, I was
 intrigued,  so when he was off to work, I would fire up his SNES and  load
 the game in...

 I was hooked! The experience was amazing! I was drawn into the story,  the
 magic animations were crazy-cool  back then and still is now, the combined
 techniques was "wow!"  it was then I realized I've a thing for RPGs... Any
 form of it,  SRPG/Action-RPG/Card-RPG  (Yggdra Union for the GBA comes  to
 mind).  But the  game that  got me into the SRPG genre was  "Final Fantasy
 Tactics" for the PS1. Typical huh? I know.

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 HOW I DISCOVERED LUMINOUS ARC:
 All thanks to word of mouth and  especially to a friend,  since  I've been
 rather vocal of my love for  RPGs and SRPGs  in general, L.A. was  brought
 to my attention. After watching a couple of previews and videos on YouTube
 I knew I had to have this game no matter what!  I'm just itching for a new
 SRPG experience. ;)

 Some of the best SRPGs I've played so far includes:

 o Disgaea: Hour of Darkness (PS2)/ now as Afternoon of Darkness (PSP)
 o Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories (PS2)
 o Final Fnatasy Tactics (PS1)
 o FFT Advance (GBA)
 o Yggdra Union (GBA) / one of my favourites

 *Sigh* sadly I no longer posesses the PS2,  but I sure am looking  forward
 to getting a PSP all for the classic titles: FFT and yes Disgaea too...

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 <PICK YOUR POISON & DRINK TO THE LAST DROP>

 TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 o BASICS.................................. [00^]
  + Game Story............................. [ST!]
  + Characters............................. [CH!]
  + Controls............................... [CT!]
  + Using The Walkthrough.................. [UW!]
  + Tips................................... [TI!]

 o WALKTHROUGH............................. [01^]
  ! The Preparation Screen................. [PR^]
  ! Shopping In Luminous Arc............... [SL^]
  + Chapter 1: Holy Garden................. [HG#]
  + Chapter 2: Girl In White............... [GI#] 
  + Chapter 3: Codemn The Dark............. [CT#]
  + Chapter 4: Witch Of Immolation......... [WO#]
  + Chapter 5: Departure................... [DP#]

  + Chapter 6: Reunion..................... [RE#]
  + Chapter 7: The Informant............... [TI#]
  + Chapter 8: Metamorphosis............... [ME#]
  + Chapter 9: Furnace God................. [FG#]

  + Chapter 10: Wind....................... [WI#]
  + Chapter 11: Holy Judgment.............. [HJ#]
  + Chapter 12: Lethe Forest............... [LF#]
  + Chapter 13: Witch & Rym................ [WR#]
  + Chapter 14: Taboo...................... [TA#]
  + Chapter 15: Parting Ways............... [PW#]

  + Chapter 16: Second Thoughts............ [ST#]
  + Chapter 17: A Hero's Awakening......... [AH#]
  + Chapter 18: Like, an Angel?............ [LA#]
  + Chapter 19: Altar of Souls............. [AO#]
  + Chapter 20: Lion's Pride............... [LP#]

  + Chapter 21: Holy Eclipse............... [HE#]
  + Chapter 22: Round Table Council........ [RT#]
  + Chapter 23: Cocoon of God.............. [CO#]
  + Chapter 24: The Portal................. [TP#]
  + Chapter 25: The Light.................. [TL#]

 o POST-GAME............................... [02^]
  + New Game+: After You've Saved.......... [NG*]
  + Debate Corner: Let's Talk Nonsense..... [DC*]

 o EXTRAS.................................. [03^]
  + Spells................................. [SP$]
  + Skills................................. [SK$]
  + Flash Drives........................... [FD$]
  + Synergy................................ [SY$]
  + Sidequests............................. [SQ$]
  + Player's Strategy...................... [PS$]
     X - Leveling Up Strategy.............. [LS&]
     X - Leveling Up Guide................. [LU&]
     X - Vivi's Sidequest Strategy......... [VV&]
     X - Cecille's Sidequest Strategy...... [CC&]

 o LEFTOVERS............................... [04^]
  + Questions & Answers.................... [QA+]
  + Glitches & Issues...................... [GI+]
  + Links.................................. [LI+]

 o GOODBYE................................. [05^]
  + Hall of Fame........................... [HF+]
  + House of Trolls........................ [HO+]
  + E-Mail Me.............................. [EM+]
  + Famous Last Words...................... [LW+]

 THE SEARCH FUNCTION:
 I've  implemented a "search function" in this FAQ, it's a keyword found at
 every end, example: "Characters.........[CH!]" this way you won't have too
 many problems finding your desired section.

 1. In Windows: Ctrl + F
 2. Type in [CH!] or just CH!
 3. Hit Enter or "Find Next"

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   B  A  S  I  C  S  [00^]

   I  strongly  suggest  you  go  through the basics of this FAQ first, get
   yourself  familiarize  with  how I organized and arranged my FAQ. And if
   you happened to have a manual-less game then this section will brief you
   on a little bit about the game's story, background and controls.

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 o GAME STORY [ST!]
   The story in this game  is nothing out of this world,  it's very generic
   actually,  and it wasn't well put together, you can tell who's  the good
   and  the  bad  guy  fairly  early  in  the  game,  and it seems the word
   "subtle"  does  not  exist in their dictionary; every little things they
   try  to  hide from you gives everything away. Make sense? I hope so, but
   bizarre stuff really.

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BACKGROUND:

LIGHT AND PEACE
The Eunus Knights from the East and the Zephyroth Knights from the West are
the holy protectors of the Luminous Church. Protected by these Knights, the
Luminous  religion  has  led  the  people of the world into a golden age of
peace and prosperity,

THE SHADOW COMES
As  a  new millenium drawns, a taint of evil has begun to spread across the
land.  Recent  attacks  by monsters and supernatural phenomena appear to be
the  work  of  the evil "Witch of Immolation" that appeared with a burst of
scorching  flames.  The  people  have  been  reminded of the destruction at
Aldheld, a world-shattering battle that took place a thousand years before.
..

THE PROTECTORS
"Protect  the  Light,  Condemn  the  Dark". This is the motto of Heath, Arc
Knight  in  the  Luminous Church, and leader of the Ever Garden, a facility
created to train a group of special soldiers to protect the Church in these
times of strife.

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 o CHARACTERS [CH!]
   In  "Luminous Arc"  (L.A. from here on out)  sports  a diverse number of
   party members, as with all SRPGs there will be a healer, a magic user, a
   powerhouse  and  all  that  jazz! There's something for everyone to play
   with.

   Also! These are just my personal assesments, OPINIONS! So don't get  all
   personal  and  crazy  and  then e-mail me telling me how good Pollon is,
   and  how  I  am  going  to  burn in Hell for disagreeing with you. Cause
   chances are; I'm stubborn and am not gonna agree but I will respect your
   opinion,  and so should you (be respecting my opinion that is). Shall we
   begin?

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THE GARDEN CHILDREN:
The  Garden  Children are a bunch of kids taken in by the Church since they
were  young,  raised  to  fight  against  the  Witches.  TGC  consists of a
few youngsters; you will be introduced to  5  of  them  early  in the game.
These descriptions are taken from the game manual. Also if you're wondering
what  the  God  in  Heaven is NAME'S INITIAL at the end of my "MY OPINION,"
it's just a reference I'll use later in the guide, so just take note.

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                   A  L  P  H  /  R  I  F  L  E  M  A  N
                             ==================

A  boy  who  lives  in  the  Ever  Garden with his comrades and his younger
brother  Theo.  He  is  a  bit stubborn at times, but has a strong sense of
right  and  wrong. He cares greatly for his brother and for his friends. He
greatly admires Heath and wants to be a Knight like him one day.

   MY OPINION:
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 | The  hero  of the game not really admirable on the battlefield but his |
 | skill set are  pretty  decent,  since most  of  them hit far and wide, |
 | "Magnum"  is  awesome  remember that.  Also he gets slightly better in |
 | term of skill set/stat later in the game. NAME'S INITIAL (A).          |
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          L  U  C  I  A  /  P  A  R  T  -  T  I  M  E    M  A  I  D
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A mysterious maid who came to work for the Ever Garden. She may come off as
cold,  but  she  actually cares for people despite her guarded personality.
She  takes  care  of  cleaning at the Ever Garden with the exception of the
dishes. She cares a lot for Alph, for some reason.

   MY OPINION:
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 | In  all  honesty I rarely use Lucia, if ever, her list of Magic Spells |
 | is  nothing  to  write home about her stats are sub-par. I mainly just |
 | use her for *healing purposes,* nothing else. NAME'S INITIAL (LU).     |
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             C  E  C  I  L  L  E  /  P  R  I  E  S  T  E  S  S
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A  priestess  at  the  Ever  Garden.  She strongly believes in the Luminous
religion and enjoys the peace she gets by serving the Light. She is kind to
others,  with  a  warm heart, and believes in the teachings of the Luminous
Verses.

   MY OPINION:
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 | Lol! Die fast and so hard at that too but she does her job well,  just |
 | abuse her  as  a  healer,  she  will  be a much better character later |
 | in the game. NAME'S INITIAL (C).                                       |
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                      T  H  E  O  /  A  R  C  H  E  R
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Alph's  younger  brother. Theo looks up to Alph more than anyone else. He's
usually training with Alph in the Ever Garden.

He will change class.

   MY OPINION:
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 | A character who has yet to visit "Puberty Land," obsess with eggs  and |
 | love  his  brother  like  no other, I hated his voice-acting, but Theo |
 | can  really shoot with his bow, his skill set are the worst I've seen, |
 | I  shall   pretend that  it  never  exist. =O also, Theo's not a tank, |
 | so  putting  him on the front line is like, totallyyyyy sending him to |
 | Hell. NAME'S INITIAL (T).                                              |
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                   L  E  O  N  /  F  I  G  H  T  E  R
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Leon  has  lived in the Ever Garden since he was a small child, and grew up
with  Alph  and  the  others. His father was a renowned Knight in the heavy
cavalry,  known  as  the "Lion King," who lost his life in battle. Leon has
always  looked  up  to his father, and strives to become a stronger warrior
and live up to his father's legacy.

   MY OPINION:
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 | Even though I pretty much hate Leon for his lame dialogue in the game, |
 | I've to  admit  he's good on the battlefield. He delivers crazy damage |
 | and takes in very little, a powerhouse? Indeed. NAME'S INITIAL (L).    |
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              H  E  A  T  H  /  A  R  C   K  N  I  G  H  T
                             ==================

Heath  is  an  Arc  Knight  for  the  Luminous  Church.  He is known as the
"Cleansing  Flame,"  and  is  respected  by those around him for his strong
faith  and skill in battle. He is prepared to throw himself into any battle
to fight for justice. Heath's title suits great knowledge of combat. He has
a  deep  hatred  of Witches, and believes that they should all be condemned
under the Luminous Church's power.

   MY OPINION:
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 | Seriously   Heath  +  Leon  =  AWESOME!  He  left  early  but  he will |
 | return  to  your  party  eventually...  OMG  SPOILERS?! :O He's  great |
 | individually too. *mumble* *mumble*. NAME'S INITIAL (H).               |
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 o OTHER CHARACTERS (SPOILERS?):
   When you progress further and further into the game, you will meet other
   characters along the way that will  help aid you in your cause, they add
   a little more flair  and  diversity into your  team,  but  I  personally
   dislike  an  RPG with too many people, it's not like I will be using all
   of them and leveling them up is a chore,  and  most  of them are fillers
   A.K.A.  "I'm here to take up space and be an eyesore,  I also have sucky
   stats and skill/magic set" anyway.  The  only  game  that pulled off the
   "too-many-characters-card"  are  the Suikoden series and Final Fantasy 6
   AND CRONO TRIGGER, of course CT being the best cause I'm biased. :P

   They're NOT listed in order.

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                       S  A  K  I  /  N  I  N  J  A
                             ==================

Saki  has  one  of  the  worst  Skill  Set (next to Theo) in the game in my
opinion.  Skills  like "Fire & VoltCard," inflicts very little damage while
"SpdJutsu"  raises your own speed for 4 turns but what's the point in doing
this? Saki is already a character  of  speed!  "ChiStrike"  may possibly be
one of her better skill since it hits far and wide. You're better off using
physical  attack to deal real  damage with Saki or better yet; use her as a
decoy or shield BUT even that is a task too hard for her to undertake, Why?
Cause she die fast too.

Saki = Bloody Eyesore & a waste of people's time and space. PERIOD.

NAME'S INITIAL (S).

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                 N  I  K  O  L  A  I  /  S  A  V  A  N  T
                             ==================

Nikolai sports an interesting set of Magic List: they're mostly buff (stat-
increasing  magics)  spells, beside having an annoying voice-acting in  the
game he's pretty useful. I always start with him casting ATK UP/SPEED UP on
Alph,  Leon  and  all my powerhouse characters. Nikolai isn't too bad with
his greatbow like Theo he's able to aim far, in fact much farther than Theo
ever could. NAME'S INITIAL (N).

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                      K  A  I  /  S  A  M  U  R  A  I
                             ==================

Like  Saki  Kai's  Skill  Set is a little disappointing they're pretty much
selfish  skills  that buffs or raises the user's stat. Though Kai's able to
deliver  the  hurt  pretty  well on the battlefield, but he's seems to be a
little  weak.  Not  much to say about him here... Except maybe Samurais are
way cooler than Ninjas. NAME'S INITIAL (K).

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             M  E  L  /  T  O  R  R  E  N  T   W  I  T  C  H
                             ==================

Advocate  of  the Water Element, Mel is just another Cecille to take in her
place when Cecille becomes WHOAMG! SHE'S EXTREMELY USEFUL AS A HEALER. Take
time  to  level  her  up  until she has access to her most powerful healing
magic  known as "SALVATION." Once you've that consider yourself invincible.
Bring Mel in every battle possible. NAME INITIAL (M).

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             M  A  V  I  /  N  A  T  U  R  E   W  I  T  C  H
                             ==================

Don't use Mavi for her magic; first being the fact that her line-up is
effin' lame, 2nd she's weak magically you'll find that having her attack
physically with her fist will yield more damage than you ever will with
her spells. The only redeeming magic she ever possess is the stats-buffing
spells like "Guard UP" and so on. NAME'S INITIAL (MA).

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         C  L  A  I  R  E  /  T  H  U  N  D  E  R   W  I  T  C  H
                             ==================

HIGH  MAGIC  STAT,  I love using her "Drang" spell, level her up as much as
you  can  she's  much more stronger magically than anyone else in the game.
Though she's a little slow in the speed department. NAME'S INITIAL (CL).

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                  V  I  V  I  /  S  K  Y   W  I  T  C  H
                             ==================

What can I say about her? Beside being lazy and always wanting to sleep, VV
can move  really far with her flying carpet (much like Saki, cept' Saki has
no  carpet),  and  I really like her  "Raging Wind"(?) spell, that inflicts
Confuse  status  on the enemy,  it  really helps a lot, otherwise her magic
set aren't all that impressive, take in quite a bit of damage and her magic
stat are nothing to be amazed about. NAME'S INITIAL (VV).

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           V  A  N  E  S  S  A  /  F  I  R  E   W  I  T  C  H
                             ==================

Original name was Vanessa Witch of Immolation, but what the heck that's a
name too long I prefer Crimson Witch or something like that. Keep things
simple please. Anyway Vanessa is pretty much an an all-rounders, her
ATK, DEF and MAG aren't all that shabby use her whenever you get the
chance, though sucky thing is she joins your party as a permanent member
late in the game. NAME'S INITIAL (V).

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               P  O  L  L  O  N  /  K  O  O  S  A  N  Y  A
                             ==================

Ok! Since I added him I might as well do a small review on this guy, he got
a  high  Attack/Strength stat I admit, but his accuracy needs a little more
work...  Even  with  everything combined to raise his accuracy Pollon still
misses a lot.  I  don't  know maybe some of you guys will find him a gem or
something  but  I  see  nothing.  And  yes that's it my review, *sticks out
tongue* NAME'S INITIAL (PP).

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 o CONTROLS [CT!]
   In L.A.  there  are  two  types  of  control, the button control and the
   Stylus.  To switch between these two, press Select (in battle), or go to
   Options  to change manually. Or better yet, go and read the "Instruction
   Booklet." ;)

   Actually! I made this ASCII art of a DS Lite about a couple of days ago,
   I don't know I guess I just wanna show you guys I've MaD ASCII SkiLlz!

   Nah kidding! Anyways... Ignore the smilies please, I was bored. ._.


                           NINTENDO DS LITE
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       (___________________________|________________________||_)<- 8
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                         ASCII Art by defunct32

Controls instruction taken from the manual.

1. TOP SCREEN:
   o Display your status in battle
   o Display name of town/dungeon/etc

2. TOUCH SCREEN:
   o For you to touch
   o Where most of the action takes place

3. D-PAD (Directional-Pad)
   o Use this to choose options and move your characters, etc

4. BUTTONS:
   o For you to press
   o In battle:
      + X - Display health
      + A - Yes/confirm/double confirm/YES!
      + B - Back out/cancel
      + Y - Display affinity terrains
      + L - Switch between characters' status
      + R - Switch between characters' status
   o START - Not in use I think?
   o SELECT - Toggle between control options

   o Outside battle:
      + X - Not in use I think?
      + A - Yes/confirm/double confirm/YES!
      + B - Back out/cancel
      + Y - Not in use I think?
      + L - NIL
      + R - NIL
   o START - Display in-game options
   o SELECT - Not in use I think?

5. STYLUS:
   o Don't even think about using this thing, this game is not Stylus-
     Friendly

6. POWER SLIDER
   o To switch on/off your Nintendo DS

7. VOLUME SLIDER
   o To increase and lower the volume

8. CRACKED HINGES 
   o Please check! HAHAHA. Just kidding, but yes TOUCH WOOD! ._.

...........................................................................

 o USING THE WALKTHROUGH [UW!]
   The  main  walkthrough  is spilt up into different "sections" to make it
   more  neat, organized and easy to understand and read. Please read below
   for more information.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 01. Chapter Start
 02. "Preparation Screen" (if applicable)
 03. Extra Dialogue (if applicable)
 04. Battle & Tips
 05. Aftermath

 This FAQ uses the following format:

 +--------------------------------+
 |         BATTLE 01              |
 +--------------------------------+
 |   PTY: Alph & Lucia Only       |
 +--------------------------------+
 |  LVL: 2, 5, (respectively)     |
 +--------------------------------+
 |   OBJ: Defeat All Enemies.     |
 +--------------------------------+
 |  ENE: 2 Cerberus, 1 Behemoth   |
 +--------------------------------+
 |         RWD: 500R              |
 +--------------------------------+
 |SPS: VitaMint, Antidote, Catseye|
 +--------------------------------+

 o PTY: Party I used or the game chose for us.
 o LVL: My party level.
 o OBJ: Objective of the battle, what is required to win.
 o ENE: Enemies you're fighting for the chapter/map.
 o RWD: Reward, Rico ($) you'll be receiving.
 o SPS: Spoils, items you found on the battlefield.

In  later part of the game the "LVL box" will be invalid and a new set will
take its place, as follow:

 +-----------------------------------------------+
 |        BATTLE 11 - WHOAMG PLEASE!             |
 +-----------------------------------------------+
 | PTY (LVL): A (21), M (22), T (18), L (22),    |
 |            C (17), S (21), N (20), LU (18)    |
 +-----------------------------------------------+
 |         OBJ: Defeat All Enemies               |
 +-----------------------------------------------+
 |    ENE: 5 Monks, 1 Archer, Hugo and Andre     |
 +-----------------------------------------------+
 |                RWD: 2300R                     |
 +-----------------------------------------------+
 |  SPS: SilkCape, IronBrce, HolyWing, FP-Max    |
 +-----------------------------------------------+

I  use  initials  as the names are too long to fit in a box, refer to [CH!]
for more information.

 o PTY (LVL): Party I used or the game chose for us. (character's level).
 o OBJ: Objective of the battle, what is required to win.
 o ENE: Enemies you're fighting for the chapter/map.
 o RWD: Reward, Rico ($) you'll be receiving.
 o SPS: Spoils, items you found on the battlefield.

...........................................................................

 o TIPS [TI!]
   Some  general tips to  keep  in  mind, these  are not "sure-win" tips or
   anything but something to help you keep in check of stuff... They're not
   in order.

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01. As with all SRPGs (Strategy Role Playing Game) or RPGs for that matter,
    remember to save often.

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02. And don't be stingy with your Save Slots L.A. allows up to 3 save slots
    right?! Abuse all three.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

03. If  you  find  yourself always dying or too weak to survive a map, it's
    time you back-track and level up.

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04. Never send all your units to meet their maker, spread them out, so they
    don't  clutter  and  be  the target of multiple attacks. Apparently the
    enemies in L.A. tends to go over to you, so...

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05. ALWAYS  STAY,  DON'T  MOVE. Let the enemy come to you, when you've them
    cornered, unleash whatever you havw unto them. MAKE SHORT WORK OF  THEM
    ALL, HIT THEM HARD, HIT THEM FAST. =O

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06. It  always  hurt  so much more hitting from the SIDE or the BACK, avoid
    the front if possible.

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07. Always,  always have a healer member in your party, level them up,  and
    don't be afraid to use their healing spells when you need it. You can't
    fight if you're dead right?

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08. In  L.A. characters need to earn only 100 EXP to go to the next  level,
    and each time they level up, they regained their HP/MP fully, which  is
    a  NICE  touch,  here's a tip: 1) if a character is dying and he/she is
    about to go to the next level, let him or her attack  or  perform  some
    kind  of  action  to regain health and magic point completely for free,
    another thing, if let's say Leon has about 99 EXP don't use him to deal
    the finishing blow, cause whatever EXP he will earned for that kill  he
    will only earned 1 point, the rest? Gone case.

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09. Always  attack  and  gang  up on the same enemy, if possible, trying to
    "multi-task" and attack different monsters individually will only  drag
    the  battle,  make  short  work of any monsters as fast as you can, the
    lesser the enemies the better.

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10. Much  later  in  the  game,  around  Chapter 5 or so, you will gain the
    ability  to  execute  "Flash Drive" think of "Flash Drive" as something
    similar to the Final Fantasy's series "Limit Break." (I'm sure you have
    at least played that overhyped game), the moment you have the chance to
    use  it, go ALL out and use it, cause you can't "save" on "Flash Drive"
    the bar will reset after every battle. You will of course would like to
    save  it  for the best moment when you actually need it, but don't ever
    waste an FD by not executing it. Got it? ^^ surviving a battle and  not
    dying is really satisfying you know.

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11. To check health at a glance, tap the X button, it will display all  the
    character's health on screen including the enemies, so don't be healing
    the  wrong  party  I tell you, I swear this game feels very "lazy" they
    could have chosen a different color for the enemy's health bar maybe  a
    red one? WHOAMG! ARE YOU LISTENING MARVELOUS ENTERTAINMENT/IMAGE EPOCH?
    If  you  make  a  sequel  brush  up  on the game, clean it up give us a
    quality end product and I will love you and Cecille forever!

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12. You  will  earn  30 EXP for any Magics/Skill that help improve/aid your
    allies, people like Mel, Lucia and Cecille are your healers, as long as
    you heal another person other than yourself, you will earn 30 EXP, this
    work for buff (stat-increasing) spells too (Nikolai's Speed UP/Guard Up
    etc) I also just realized Theo has that "FirstAid" skill that will also
    net him 30 EXP, abuse it!

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13. Flash  Drive  will never hurt your allies, so if you're going to use it
    and one or more of your allies are in the way, just use it, they  won't
    be included in the attack which is nice.

...........................................................................

   W  A  L  K  T  H  R  O  U  G  H  [01^]

   Here we are, in the walkthrough section but before we proceed let's take
   a couple of minutes to go through a few things below.

...........................................................................

 o PREPARATION SCREEN [PR^]
   This game will have a lot of those "Preparation Screen" (well I call  it
   "Preparation Screen"  for lack of a better term) you can choose to do  a
   couple of things in "Preparation Screen:"

   PREPARATION SCREEN:
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 | o Action; lets you talk with party members.                            |
 | o Shop; allows you to upgrade your equipments and re-stock on items.   |
 | o Return to the  World Map; yeah... Return to the World Map.           |
 | o Advance The Story; Move on and make progress in the game.            |
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o

   Whatever it is I won't tell you to go and talk to your members it's your
   choice, I will just say "go buy things and advance the story" but  it is
   important that you talk,  to understand what is going on I know the game
   yaps a lot  but  it's  interesting to interact and talk with the others.

 o SHOPPING IN LUMINOUS ARC [SL^]
   There will be a shop in almost every town found in  Luminous Arc,  some-
   times 2 to 3 in a row,  whether you choose to upgrade/spend the money on
   equipments to upgrade is up to you, but I'd like to say that: before you
   buy anything CHECK the difference in stats growth.

   If a weapon/armor  only increases by  +1 or +2  DON'T BOTHER  but if you
   feel unsafe for fear of  giant cocks  *cockatrice*  raping you,  then go
   ahead, proceed with the purchase, but if I were you I'd rather  save the
   Rico  (L.A.'s currency) or stock up on ViTonics/Mints. And then wait out
   for a better shop, later in the game you'll get to imbue anyway...

   NO!  I never bother to imbue,  IMHO it's waste of time, money, and space
   the  only plus point for imbuing is (I THINK/GUESS) is for Wi-Fi battles
   but I don't have access to Wi-Fi so yeah.

Now shall we proceed with the actual walkthrough?

...........................................................................

 o START YOUR GAME:
   Start a new game,  the moment the game starts there will be some talking
   and  you  will  then be required to pick any word, this will affect what
   items you'll receive from a certain someone later in Chapter 14.

...........................................................................

   ############################
   CHAPTER 1: HOLY GARDEN [HG#]
   ############################

 "Protect the Light, Condemn the Dark"

You'll see a  scene between  two monks yapping  about  blasphemy,  God  and
Witches  and  especially about a 13 year old boy (though he very much looks
like a girl).  They were soon caught by the Cardinal and was given a tongue
lashing,  Johaness  then step in (talk about Divine Intervention?) and make
everything ok.

The scene will then switch to two guys who  are in the middle of  sparring.
A lot of cringe-worthy vocals going on (namely that one person in green).

After much talking you'll be introduced to Leon, Heath, Cecille and the two
brothers earlier...   And then it happened, a civilian will come running to
you screaming for help,  seems like while they were harvesting  herbs  they
were attacked by *Giant Cocks* and Minotaurs. HAHAHA COMEDY GOLD A+.

  PREPARATION SCREEN:
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 | o Action; lets you talk with party members.                            |
 | o Shop; allows you to upgrade your equipments and re-stock on items.   |
 | o Return to the World Map; yeah... Return to the World Map.            |
 | o Advance The Story; Choose this! Nothing else matters really.         |
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o

                  +--------------------------------+
                  | BATTLE 01 - SAVE THE CIVILIANS |
                  +--------------------------------+
                  |  PTY: Alph, Theo, Leon, Heath  |
                  +--------------------------------+
                  | LVL: 1, 1, 1, 1 (respectively) |
                  +--------------------------------+
                  |    OBJ: Defeat All Enemies     |
                  +--------------------------------+
                  |  ENE: 2 Roosters, 2 Minotaurs  |
                  +--------------------------------+
                  |           RWD: 400R            |
                  +--------------------------------+
                  |    SPS: VitaMint, Antidote     |
                  +--------------------------------+

####
TIPS
####

This is one of those easy battles in L.A.  if you lose to those giant cocks
then shame on you! Haha, make full use of Heath's "Sturm" Theo is an Archer
if  you haven't realized so if you don't want him to take the rollercoaster
ride to Hell please have him far away from the frontline.

Not much strategy to offer, this map is really, really easy.

#########
AFTERMATH
#########

Civilian  saved,  mission  accomplished  now head back to Holy/Ever Garden,
when you're on the World Map go ahead and save.

####################
REMEMBER TO LEVEL UP
####################

Remember to at least level  up  once in a while  between  each chapters (if
applicable), it takes only  100 EXP  to go to the next level, so try not to
overleveled  or it'll take the fun out of the game. Use your best judgment.
And ugh! Don't e-mail me about how I spell "judgment" it's JUDGment without
the "e" in judge. English is one funny language.

...........................................................................

   ##############################
   CHAPTER 2: GIRL IN WHITE [GI#]
   ##############################

    "Yowza! What a cutie" - Leon

You'll  be  greeted  (some sort)  by  a  new person in the dorm she started
calling everyone smelly and especially Alph: sweaty, she'll then introduced
herself as Lucia turned out she's a new maid Heath or whoever hired.

The  crew  will  then argue about who will wash the dishes and show the new
maid around. Alph gets the honour.

  PREPARATION SCREEN:
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 | o Action; feel free to interact with the others.                       |
 | o Shop; NOTHING MUCH, but feel free to check it out.                   |
 | o Return to the World Map; prepare/save/etc.                           |
 | o Advance The Story; it's time to move on, choose this.                |
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Later that night Alph had a dream  and  heard  a voice akin to Lucia, so he
decided to  seek out the maid;  after  much  argument,  a three-headed wolf
appeared  out of nowhere it seems like  our hero had forgotten to clean his
weapon after the first battle he had with the giant cocks. ._.;

                  +----------------------------------+
                  |      BATTLE 02 - NIGHT RAID      |
                  +----------------------------------+
                  |      PTY: Alph & Lucia Only      |
                  +----------------------------------+
                  |     LVL: 2, 5, (respectively)    |
                  +----------------------------------+
                  |      OBJ: Defeat All Enemies     |
                  +----------------------------------+
                  |   ENE: 2 Cerberuses, 1 Behemoth  |
                  +----------------------------------+
                  |            RWD: 500R             |
                  +----------------------------------+
                  | SPS: VitaMint, Antidote, Catseye |
                  +----------------------------------+

####
TIPS
####

Just  stay,  don't move, the enemies will come to you seems like L.A.'s AIs
are  "unique"  in  the  sense that they love coming for you. Instead of you
going  over to them might as well wait it out, since I just started playing
this  game  I can't verify if it's the same thing every battle anyone wanna
verify?

Anyway  Lucia  came  "equipped"  with  "Shine"  and  "Aid" the former is an
offensive  spell,  the  latter  is  a healing spell. I spammed "Shine" like
crazy  and  made s hort work of the two Cerberus and suprisingly Lucia hits
pretty hard  with her broom too (a witch? Or is it because she's level 5?),
so  you  can  go  both  ways  with  her,  attacker  or  a  healer.  Another
straightforward battle get this done and over with.

#########
AFTARMATH
#########

Alph  then  realized  that  Lucia's  a Witch, what a plot twister? Well not
really.  Just then Leon then appeared and demanded that we venture into the
Palu Forest.

#####################
PROVEN FACT YOU GUYS!
#####################

It  has been verified that "L.A.'s" AIs are really dumb and will almost all
the  time  come  for  you.   Don't let other people tell you otherwise  ok?
Exceptions goes to  MAGIC USERS and ARCHERS, anyone with half a brain knows
that  long-range shooter/attacker  won't  foolishly come up close to you to
deliver  the  damage... Sheesh! Don't leave your brain at the doorstep.

...........................................................................

   #################################
   CHAPTER 3: CONDEMN THE DARK [CT#]
   #################################

    "I stare because I care" - Leon

Make  track  to Palu Forest once you take a step inside there will be a few
scene between a couple of people,  the  interesting one being Leon flirting
with Cecille and then Heath butting in.

And  then the developers annoy you with more  dialogues.  Don't  burst  (no
pun intended) a blood vessel now...

  PREPARATION SCREEN:
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 | o Action; Ignore...                                                    |
 | o Shop; NOT APPLICABLE.                                                |
 | o Return to the World; prepare/save/etc.                               |
 | o Advance The Story; Yes, choose this.                                 |
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Heath will warn Alph about how strong the enemies will be from here on out,
to be honest with you this guy is full of bull. Period.  The  highlight  of
this  conversation  is  actually  the  ability to do INTERMISSION with your
party members after every battle INCLUDING RANDOM ENCOUNTERS.

                +-----------------------------------------+
                |        BATTLE 03 - THE LAPISTIER        |
                +-----------------------------------------+
                |  PTY: Alph, Theo, Leon, Heath, Cecille  |
                +-----------------------------------------+
                |    LVL: 3, 1, 2, 3, 3 (respectively)    |
                +-----------------------------------------+
                |        OBJ: Defeat All Enemies          |
                +-----------------------------------------+
                |  ENE: 3 Fighters, 2 Archers, 1 Cleric   |
                +-----------------------------------------+
                |              RWD: 800R                  |
                +-----------------------------------------+
                |     SPS: VitaMint, Cape, HolyFthr       |
                +-----------------------------------------+

####
TIPS
####

If  you bring in Theo  be  sure to protect him; he isn't much of a tank let
Alph, Leon  and  Heath  deliver the damage. Cecille can help by not being a
nuisance  unless  to  help  heal her allies. Alph can assist with his Rifle
skill  and  Theo  can  aid  from afar with his bow, if you lose to that one
particular Cleric in this fight, then AHA! Shame on you! ;D

Make short work of all the Archers and Fighters, then just send Heath to go
after  that  Cleric  lady, when the lady dies this battle will be over. Yea
obviously right? Haha.

#########
AFTERMATH
#########

Leon  will  act  like as if he single-handedly eliminate the enemies all by
himself, Lucia got a little upset and ran off.

More talking.

Later  that  night Lucia called Alph dumb cause the lady they just defeated
is not really a ... But she isn't really innocent either cause she's a  ...
Lucia will  go  on  to say that Witches are actually way more powerful than
anything else combined. Oh really? Lol.

...........................................................................

   ####################################
   CHAPTER 4: WITCH OF IMMOLATION [WO#]
   ####################################

  "Hey, lady in Red who are you?" - Leon

The  townspeople  praised TGC for their effort against the monsters they're
pretty much talked about around town. Theo will feel overwhelmed, the whole
crew will then head for the  Luminous Church  to meet the  Cardinal,  Lucia
asked  whether  it's  ok for her to  visit  Kingston (considering  she's  a
Witch?)  Heath insisted that she comes along since he regards her as one of
the Children.

Alph worries and started whispering to Lucia and then more drama ensues.

  PREPARATION SCREEN:
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 | o Action; Nothing left to say here. Get a move on                      |
 | o Shop; NEW STUFF! NEW STUFF*.                                         |
 | o Return to the World Map; prepare/save/etc.                           |
 | o Advance The Story; NOT NOW.                                          |
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o

*I suggest you go shopping, I bought a couple of stuff for my "Children"

   HOLY ZEHAAL! IT'S SHOPPING TIME!:
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 | WEAPON:                                                                |
 | Long Sword for Alph                                                    |
 | Nodachi for Leon                                                       |
 | Flatbow for Theo                                                       |
 | Heal Staff for Cecille                                                 |
 |                                                                        |
 | HEAD:                                                                  |
 | Fedora for Theo                                                        |
 |                                                                        |
 | ARMOR:                                                                 |
 | Scale Mail for Alph, Leon and Heath                                    |
 | White Robe for Cecille                                                 |
 |                                                                        |
 | ITEM:                                                                  |
 | Stock up on VitaMint, if you want.                                     |
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o

I  ran out of cash pretty fast so I sold off my old equipments you can  try
random  encounter  to  earn some money, but I opted to sell away all my old
equipments. either way your call! Now, go save your game, and pick "Advance
the Story."

"???"  will  appear in a bright white light Leon asked who she is etc, long
story short, you will be fighting the Witch of Immolation.

                +-----------------------------------------+
                |       BATTLE 04 - THE LADY IN RED       |
                +-----------------------------------------+
                |  PTY: Alph, Theo, Leon, Heath, Cecille  |
                +-----------------------------------------+
                |    LVL: 6, 3, 3, 5, 3 (respectively)    |
                +-----------------------------------------+
                |        OBJ: Defeat All Enemies          |
                +-----------------------------------------+
                |  ENE: 3 Hikopins, 2 Behemoths, Vanessa  |
                +-----------------------------------------+
                |              RWD: 1300R                 |
                +-----------------------------------------+
                |     SPS: ViTonic, HolyFthr, Toy Ring    |
                +-----------------------------------------+

####
TIPS
####

Theo, Leon and Cecille were at Level 3 when I started this fight, I suggest
that you go level them up a bit more to level 5 or 6. This battle may seems
a little bit intimidating at first but it's nothing much really.

Start  out  by  spreading out but not towards your enemies let the Hikopins
come  in closer to you. Use Alph's Rifle skill, Theo can help assist adding
damage  by  attacking,  not  forgetting Heath's 2 panels physical attack is
really  handy  too also take note Heath is physically and mentally solid he
can absorb quite a bit of damage.

Have Leon use Charge on himself to bolster his attack power,  I  believe it
lasts  for  at  least 4 turns  so do some calculation. I quickly make short
work  of  the  Hikopins  with Heath, Alph, Leon and Theo. Then I dispatched
everyone  except  Heath to focus on the Behemoths, since Heath is going for
Vanessa with Cecille aiding him with some HP-Restoring spell(s).

All in all just remember to stay healthy and everything will be alright.

#########
AFTERMATH
#########

Lucia  discovered  that  Alph  is the very person she has been looking for,
her mission is now complete and she revealed herself as the Dawn Witch much
to everyone surprise. Heath got all hot and bothered, Mel appeared on  time
and take Lucia away...

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################################
RANDOM ENCOUNTERS & INTERMISSION
################################

If you haven't done so already,  now  is  the time to do some intermission,
it's a nice addition to this game,  just  pretend you're playing "Who Wants
To Be A Millionaire"  except  you  get some really lame prizes for guessing
the right answer...

Also random encounters  aren't  really  random, the  enemies  are  all pre-
determined,  I blame the lazy developers. Hey devs! It's either you buck up
or back out.

...........................................................................

    ##########################
    CHAPTER 5: DEPARTURE [DP#]
    ##########################

  "THE WITCH BUSTERS? ._." - Dil

Damn!  I forgot what's the name of the place we're supposed to go, but lol!
Don't worry you can  NEVER EVER get yourself lost in this game, once you've
reached the said place,  there  will be loads of injured soldiers, Alph and
crew will be shocked at the state of things.

Cecille will of course offer her help to the ailing soliders,  but  alas it
didn't  turned out that well since one soldier  mistook her  for  a monster
(A+, soldier) and started running amok  while  screaming  something about a
bright, white light (Vanessa comes to mind? No.)

Kingston arrives and started parting words of wisdom to you,  soon TGC will
be renamed to "The Witch Busters" Leon objects and Heath  suggested an even
more annoying name "The Fatal Hounds..." nice.

   PREPARATION SCREEN:
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 | o Action; I don't pay attention to this.                               |
 | o Shop; NEW STUFF!.                                                    |
 | o Return to the World Map; prepare/save/etc.                           |
 | o Advance The Story; not now.                                          |
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Go shopping now! There's new stuff available

   MAY I HAVE WAFFLE & CHEESE PLEASE?:
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 | WEAPON:                                                                |
 | Liuyedao for Alph (verified*)                                          |
 | Bihander for Leon                                                      |
 | Longbow for Theo                                                       |
 |                                                                        |
 | HEAD:                                                                  |
 | Fedora for Theo                                                        |
 |                                                                        |
 | ARMOR:                                                                 |
 | Ring Mail for Alph, Leon and Heath                                     |
 | Vestment for Theo                                                      |
 |                                                                        |
 | ITEM:                                                                  |
 | STOCK UP on VitaMint, I bought a couple (10 VitaMints total).          |
 |                                                                        |
 | *Jimmy Salim has verified that Liuyedao is indeed Mandarin.            |
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Done? Sell off your old equipments, for more money! Now go talk to everyone
if you want, I did, it was fun, go and save your game and choose to advance
the story.

Heath will propose a challenge to Alph, get ready!

                +-----------------------------------------+
                |    BATTLE 05 - IT'S EITHER YOU OR ME    |
                +-----------------------------------------+
                |            PTY: Alph Only               |
                +-----------------------------------------+
                |                LVL: 8                   |
                +-----------------------------------------+
                |           OBJ: Defeat Heath             |
                +-----------------------------------------+
                |              ENE: Heath                 |
                +-----------------------------------------+
                |              RWD: 1400R                 |
                +-----------------------------------------+
                |     SPS: FP-Fizzy, Mittens, Greaves     |
                +-----------------------------------------+

####
TIPS
####

I was level 8, Heath was 10,  I'm not sure if this is  pre-determined?  Can
anyone verify?

Anyway...

Alph's Rifle won't hit for much, so save your MP for later, take note  that
Heath's attack is 2 panels forward (or something like that), so it's always
good  to  stay  a  couple  of  tiles away from him, whenever you are low on
health, JUST RUN TO A CORNER and use VITAMINT, then when Heath goes over to
you,  this  is  your  chance to attack him from the side or back (I usually
only manage to attack from the side though).

When  he's  low  on health, Heath will try to get away, by then he would be
around 20 HP and below, now is the time to use your Rifle, it hits for 100%
fire away and finish him off.

I didn't had much difficulty with this battle.

#########
AFTERMATH
#########

Alph  gets  appointed  as leader of the "Fatal Hounds!" Cool, I think so...
Leon  gets  excessively jealous (and annoying too) and said something along
the  line  of "I'd have chosen  a  different leader,"  lol, talk about sour
grapes.

You will be given directions to go seek out Nikolai... Also, Flash Drive is
now  available to a couple of characters. Nothing fancy. The animations are
weak, *dun dun dun* *drum rolls*... lazy developers.

...........................................................................

   ########################
   CHAPTER 6: REUNION [RE#]
   ########################

 "BING! BING! BING!" - Nikolai

You'll arrive at  "Port Town Ridget"  Cecille  will mention of how peaceful
the  town  is,  Leon  will talk about burning ashes reduced to something...
which I beg your freakin' pardon Leon; what the effin' hell are you talking
about?

He  also further adds that he once bathed with Cecille when they were kids,
._. tsk! That's out of topic and 50 shades of wrong.

Alph  and  crew soon discovered  that  everything is in shambles all around
seems like  the  Witch of Immolation  was  here  to razed everything to the
ground,  Cecille then offered her help,  but no one was hurt,  the civilian
also adds that someone  came  long  and cast healing magics... (it must  be
Lucia?).

This  Chapter  is  also  where  you'll be introduced to Saki, pretty much a
character of  speed she also came coupled with some of the crappiest skills
I've  ever  laid my eyes on. And who the Hell voiced her? She sounds like a
freakin' robot...

   PREPARATION SCREEN:
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 | o Action; speak with your party members if you want.                   |
 | o Shop; NEW STUFF!.                                                    |
 | o Return to the World Map; prepare/save/etc.                           |
 | o Advance The Story; not now.                                          |
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Go shopping now! There's new stuff available.

   KEEP 10% OF YOUR MONTHLY PAYCHECK!:
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 | WEAPON:                                                                |
 | NONE                                                                   |
 |                                                                        |
 | HEAD:                                                                  |
 | Leather Helmet for both Alph and Leon                                  |
 | Panama for Theo                                                        |
 |                                                                        |
 | ARMOR:                                                                 |
 | Chain Mail for both Alph and Leon                                      |
 | Burlap for Theo                                                        |
 | Down Robe for Cecille                                                  |
 |                                                                        |
 | ITEM:                                                                  |
 | Stock up on VitaMint.                                                  |
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o

I suggest  you  keep  your  equipments  for  now, well to be specific, your
WEAPONS  only,  later  in  the  game,  you  will  have  the option to imbue
(upgrade)   your  weapons, and  this game does not allow you to remove your
weapon. Save your game if you want. Then choose to advance the story.

You'll be on  board  a ship and will soon be greeted by a girl with a mush-
room  hat, after much talking she introduced herself as Mel, yeah! A Witch,
a Torrent Witch (Water).

More talking... And then you'll be drawn into a battle.

              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |         BATTLE 06 - THE TORRENT WITCH         |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              | PTY: Alph, Saki, Theo, Leon, Cecille, Nikolai |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |    LVL: 11, 12, 6, 11, 7, 14 (respectively)   |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |          OBJ: Defeat All Enemies              |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |     ENE: 5 Hikopins, Mel (Torrent Witch)      |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |                RWD: 1800R                     |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |      SPS: ToxiCharm, FP-Fizzy, MagiSoda       |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
####
TIPS
####

First thing first,  it's always best to deal with the Hikopins.  Characters
like Leon (with Fire affinity) will take extra damage from Water Spells, so
keep  an  eye out,  have Cecille heal whenever necessary but  keep her at a
distance as well, she does not deal with magic attacks very well.

What I did was to have Leon use Charge ASAP, and then send him to the front
line  to  deal  with  all of the Hikopins, of course with Cecille's healing
POWERZ~!

Saki's  attack  range  goes  for  2  tiles,  so you don't have to go to the
Hikopin's  side  directly  to  attack,  take  note  that the enemy can cast
healing  spells,  and  they  will  not  hesitate to use when they're low on
health.  Don't  try  to  multi-task  unless you can perform a one-hit kill,
otherwise ganging up is recommended.

Flash  Drives  will  prove  to  be very crucial (especially Leon's) in this
battle,  so  the  moment you get the chance to use it, ABUSE IT! Don't SAVE
and  remember  whatever the case is DO NOT LET LEON die, he is your primary
attacker, trust me, he's good with his hands than with his mouth.

Once  you've  gotten  rid of all the Hikopins just gang up on Mel (with the
exception of Cecille, keep her close so she can "Aid" whenever  necessary),
use  "Charge"  on Leon again and if he still have any FD's left, unleash it
on Mel and with everyone else attacking, Mel will go down in no time.

Umm...  I never really use Theo, and Nikolai was there buffing everyone up.

#########
AFTERMATH
#########

Mel will cry and blab on about  "Fated Kinship" and  "Rym," it got Alph all
pissed off not knowing what  the hell is a Rym?!  Lucia  will come to Mel's
aid and they will both teleport themselves out of the ship.

...........................................................................

   ##############################
   CHAPTER 7: THE INFORMANT [TI#]
   ##############################

 "WHERE. ARE. THE. WITCHES." - Saki

Imagine  this:  You're  trapped  in  a  burning  building and all exits got
blocked out, right next to you is Nikolai who sounds like an annoying prick
with  an  extremely high-pitch voice screaming "HELP!" "HELP!" "BING! BING!
BING!"  non-stop.  Behind  you  is Saki who keeps on wimpering "we're gonna
die" over and over in a dreadful, monotonous yet very robotic tone, NOW TOP
THE  ICING  with  the  sweltering heat. You've lost all hope to survive, in
your final moment what will you do? E-mail me your answer.

And... WHO THE FREAKIN' HELL VOICED ALL THESE CHARACTERS?!?! UGH!... *ahem*

Anyway...


Theo will immediately notice an argument going on, someone was denied entry
to access the  "Holy Capital" due to the Witches recent antics; the capital
was placed under Martial Law.

Cecille will  recognize the person as Nikolai  (a new addition to your ever
growing party).  After  much talking,  Nikolai will  mention  something the
Witches and then everyone got hungry and decides to hit the local pub.

#############
ABOUT NIKOLAI
#############

Nikolai is a long-range character, he's like Theo albeit much, much  better
and he's the master of Support Magic. I'll have you know that I dumped Theo
and have Nikolai replace him.

   PREPARATION SCREEN:
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 | o Action; your call.                                                   |
 | o Shop; NEW STUFF!.                                                    |
 | o Return to the World Map; prepare/save/etc.                           |
 | o Advance The Story; not now.                                          |
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Go shopping now! There's new stuff available.

   THERE'S ONE FOR EVERYONE; I THINK SO:
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 | WEAPON:                                                                |
 | Sabre for Alph                                                         |
 | Claymore for Leon                                                      |
 | Yumi for Theo                                                          |
 | Short Staff for Cecille                                                |
 | Mizudori for Saki                                                      |
 |                                                                        |
 | HEAD:                                                                  |
 | Skullcap for both Alph and Leon                                        |
 | Stetson for Theo, Saki and Nikolai                                     |
 | White Hood for Cecille                                                 |
 |                                                                        |
 | ARMOR:                                                                 |
 | Dash Mail for both Alph and Leon                                       |
 | Overalls for Theo and Nikolai                                          |
 | Brown Dogi for Saki                                                    |
 | Silk Robe for both Cecille and Nikolai                                 |
 |                                                                        |
 | ITEM:                                                                  |
 | As always, stock up on "VitaMints."                                    |
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Well, they never eat they TALK.

And then Nikolai sensed a Witch.

And then you'll fight..

              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |              BATTLE 07 - VANESSA              |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              | PTY: Alph, Saki, Theo, Leon, Cecille, Nikolai |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |   LVL: 14, 16, 12, 13, 13, 14 (respectively)  |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |           OBJ: Defeat All Enemies             |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |   ENE: 3 Hikopins, 2 Behemoths and Vanessa    |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |                RWD: 1900R                     |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              | SPS: RuneCharm, RubyBand, RubyRing, FP-Fizzy  |
              +-----------------------------------------------+

####
TIPS
####

There  will  be  a  Hikopin on the table to your left, Saki will be able to
reach  the  Fire  Elemental so send her that way remember she can hit for 2
panels, so don't send her next to the Hikopin just 2 panels away and attack
you  should mostly be able to move first, so send everyone to kill that one
Hikopin, but try to spread out as much as you can.

Nikolai  should  just buff party members, (what buffs? Your call!), Cecille
like always heal whenever needed/necessary, when you get the chance to  use
Leon  "Charge"  him  as  usual, and abused his "X Slash" he will make short
work  of  the  Hikopins  really  fast,  and since Leon is Fire Elemental he
should be able to withstand the heat, use VitaMints when necessary.

If  you  get the chance to use your FD, then use it right away! Vanessa can
attack multiple target with her fire spell so be careful. Nikolai should be
healing too with "VitaMints"

With  everyone  healing  and  whatnot, this battle shouldn't be too hard to
overcome,  also  if a couple of your allies died, it's ok I'd probably say,
they're too weak to survive this map, people like Cecille, Theo and Nikolai
once you're done with the Witch of Immolation this battle is over.

#########
AFTERMATH
#########

Vanessa will be pissed that she lost to a bunch  of kids,  and  proceeds to
perform some kind of magic on Alph,  but Theo blocked the  attack and  took
the hit  for his brother,  very brave indeed  I wouldn't  even think  twice
about running away haha. ;D

Some interesting dialogues and  Vanessa will go away,  but  this is not the
last you'll see of her.

Next day, Leon will suggest seeking out the rest of the Lapistier good idea

#######
A+ SAKI
#######

Cecille: Where did you go Saki?
Saki: Picking flowers

...........................................................................

   ##################################
   CHAPTER 8: THE METAMORPHOSIS [ME#]
   ##################################

 "'Fetal Clowns?' What's that?" - Civilian

You'll find yourself in the  mining town of I-forgot-what's-the-name-and-I-
couldn't-be-bothered-to-go-and-check/confirm/verify. Just know that  it's a
mining town, Leon and Theo will talk about food and a civilian will  pop up
and ask who you people are...

Theo will then feel sickly from the after-effect of Nogila Megila.

   PREPARATION SCREEN:
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 | o Action; ...                                                          |
 | o Shop; NEW STUFF!.                                                    |
 | o Return to the World Map; prepare/save/etc.                           |
 | o Advance The Story; not now.                                          |
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Go shopping now!  There's  new  stuff available. Seems like every town have
something new to offer.

   FEELING GENEROUS?:
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 | WEAPON:                                                                |
 | Estoc for Alph                                                         |
 | Mana Blade for Leon                                                    |
 | Sceptre for Cecille                                                    |
 | Fuuka for Saki                                                         |
 | Chukonu for Nikolai                                                    |
 |                                                                        |
 | HEAD:                                                                  |
 | Helemt for both Alph and Leon                                          |
 | Antlers for Theo, Saki and Nikolai                                     |
 | White Hood for Cecille                                                 |
 |                                                                        |
 | ARMOR:                                                                 |
 | Wafuku for Theo and Nikolai                                            |
 | Blue Dogi for Saki                                                     |
 | Heavy Robe Robe for both Cecille and Nikolai                           |
 |                                                                        |
 | ACC:                                                                   |
 | Your call!  I never usually bother with this one, but if you must  get |
 | them I  suggest  you  go for Attack+ for all the powerhouse characters |
 | and Magic+ stuff for Cecille.                                          |
 |                                                                        |
 | ITEMS:                                                                 |
 | VitaMints ALWAYS.                                                      |
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Now choose to advance the story.

Monster will attack the Mining Town, FATAL HOUNDS on the ready!

              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |      BATTLE 08  - FATAL HOUNDS IN ACTION      |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              | PTY: Alph, Theo, Leon, Cecille, Saki, Nikolai |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |   LVL: 17, 13, 16, 14, 16, 17 (respectively)  |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |           OBJ: Defeat All Enemies             |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |   ENE: 2 Cerberuses, 2 Red Snakes, 1 Gigas    |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |                RWD: 2000R                     |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |   SPS: BlueRock, Belt, SilkCape, HolyWing     |
              +-----------------------------------------------+

####
TIPS
####

The  Cerberus  has  a  Wind  spell  and the Red Snake a Fire spell at their
disposal, but it's still nothing to worry about it.

Leon  as  always  use "Charge" when it is Nikolai's turn, use "Guard Up" on
Theo,  Cecille,  Saki, and  Nikolai himself, Theo can shoot from behind the
rock  along  with  Alph's  "Rifle/Shotgun"  Leon  + "X-Slash" = Dead Enemy,
Cecille  heal  as  always  (to  check health at glance, press the X button)
attack,  heal  when  necessary, use FD when you get the chance, this map is
seriously a joke not much strategy to offer.

#########
AFTERMATH
#########

The  Civilian  thanked the crew, but the monster still appears Theo came to
the  rescue but something is amiss, seems like Theo's hand turned into that
of a dragon, whoah!

More drama, Alph got angry, Theo got defensive, everyone else got upset and
confused, topped this with some lengthy dialogue = Snorefest/ZZZ.

The  villagers  will  go against your crew, the only way to get around this
is to get out of town. Smart move.

...........................................................................

##############
REGARDING LEON
##############

Now is the time to go  and level up Leon,  he will leave your party  FOR  A
WHILE  and it hurts my heart that I didn't level him up enough, and he came
back with the level that he left your party with.  Not  that he's  weak  in
general but it seems a little unbalanced.

   ############################
   CHAPTER 9: FURNACE GOD [FG#]
   ############################

  "Facial Mounds? -_-;" - Godor

Supposedly there's a Lapistier here in this town that people referred to as
God! A civilian will pop up and tell you more about it. The "God" was  used
to make weapons.

   PREPARATION SCREEN:
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 | o Action; try talking to Cecille                                       |
 | o Shop; NEW STUFF!.                                                    |
 | o Return to the World Map; prepare/save/etc.                           |
 | o Advance The Story; not now.                                          |
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o

If  you  talk to Cecille she will mentioned about picking herbs up, this is
actually  a  sidequest, as I can't be bothered to do any quests on the side
it's up to you if you wish to take up her offer (travel all the way back to
Ever Garden). This quest last till Chapter 13 as in do it before you  reach
Chapter  13  I'm  not sure how true this is, don't quote me on that. Either
way  I'm  not  going  to  cover any SQ for now, I might in the future as an
add-on to this guide, otherwise it's all the main story for now!

Verified: I think you're supposed to finish chapter 9 THEN you travel  back
          to Ever Garden to trigger the Sidequest (SQ).

Now check the shop!

   ARE YOU COMING WITH ME?:
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 | WEAPON:                                                                |
 | Falchion for Alph                                                      |
 | Stone Bow for Theo                                                     |
 | Zanka for Saki                                                         |
 | Kite Eye for Nikolai                                                   |
 |                                                                        |
 | HEAD:                                                                  |
 | Lux Helm for both Alph and Leon                                        |
 | Lumin Cap for Theo, Saki and Nikolai                                   |
 | Silk Hood for Cecille                                                  |
 |                                                                        |
 | ARMOR:                                                                 |
 | LumnMail for both Alph and Leon                                        |
 | Black Dogi for Saki                                                    |
 | MinkRobe for both Cecille and Nikolai                                  |
 |                                                                        |
 | ITEM:                                                                  |
 | Stock up on VitaMints.                                                 |
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o

It's  up  to you if you want to upgrade your equipments cause I swear every
town will have something new so upgrade whatever necessary I didn't upgrade
much except for the weapon.

Now  after  you're done you may check the Library for some useless backdrop
about the town or just advance the story.

You will meet your good friend  Nogila Vanessa Megila,  after  much talking
you will be drawn into a brawl.

              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |        BATTLE 09 - THE CRIMSON WITCH          |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              | PTY: Alph, Theo, Leon, Cecille, Saki, Nikolai |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |   LVL: 19, 14, 19, 15, 18, 18 (respectively)  |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |           OBJ: Defeat All Enemies             |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |    ENE: 5 Hikopins, 2 Behemoths and Vanessa   |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |                RWD: 2100R                     |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |  SPS: Barette, SaneCharm, LuminCap, FP-Fizzy  |
              +-----------------------------------------------+

####
TIPS
####

You  may  want to use FP-Fizzy on Leon the moment you get your first chance
to move.

SPREAD OUT!  If  you're  slow  and  Vanessa comes up to you, her fire spell
will HURT you.  My strategy for this map is:  Leon = Charge + X-Slash  he's
able to solo this map seriously, and Cecille should always, always heal but
don't put her in range of enemy's attack she's Water Elemental remember?

Alph  should  abuse  his "Rile" the Hikopins are susceptible to his "Rifle"
hitting  for  quite  a bit of damage, now when you get the chance to attack
Vanessa  from  the back with Leon in charge, unleash Leon's FD "Edge Slash"
on her I managed to hit her for 212 DMG and conveniently Alph was in  range
I executed "Rifle" and Vanessa went down, the rest are easy to tackle.

Don't be afraid to RUN and use VitaMints whenever necessary.

It's not all that hard, if you take your time and plan everything out. Well
if succumbed to Vanessa and lose  (ha! SHAME ON YOU),  there's always a 2nd
chance (TRY AGAIN).

#########
AFTERMATH
#########

Vanessa will be pissed she messed up then forces Theo to fight by her side,
Nikolai  added  that  the  dragons  are supposed to be the Witches' enemies
Vanessa  snapped back saying that's just a lame myth the Church made up!

"???" will appear to stop Vanessa in her track, seems like the Wtiches have
internal issues?

Vanessa will then "yoink" the  Fire Lapistier  and vanish! Now it's time to
uncurse Theo!

...........................................................................

   ######################
   CHAPTER 10: WIND [WI#]
   ######################

"I had a nice loooooong nap!" - Vivi

We're on the way to the Witches' Hideout, coveniently named "Witch Village"
you'll be required to get something deep in the forest first though.

   PREPARATION SCREEN:
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 | o Action; ...                                                          |
 | o Shop; NOT AVAILABLE!.                                                |
 | o Return to the World Map; prepare/save/etc.                           |
 | o Advance The Story; choose this.                                      |
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Advance the story.

Cecille will be super extra reluctant.

You'll be introduced to Vivi,  a lazy,  sleepy Witch that just takes life a
little too easy;  Lucia  will  mention something about the "Cronos Gem" but
before you could have it, Vivi suggested a game of tag.

#####################
THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT
#####################

Go ahead and  dispatch those Hikopins,  they're in the way.  BUT DON'T EVER
KILL VIVI or it's game over for you.

              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |          BATTLE 10 - CATCH THE WIND           |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |               PTY: YOUR CHOICE                |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |             LVL: NOT APPLICABLE               |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |       OBJ: CATCH VIVI DON'T KILL HER          |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |    ENE: Hikopins, Vivi (DON'T KILL HER)       |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |                RWD: -----                     |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |  SPS: --------------------------------------  |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |You need to trap Vivi with two characters like |
              |so:                                            |
              |                                               |
              |        YOU                                    |
              |         :(        OR     YOU :( YOU           |
              |        YOU                                    |
              |                                               |
              |              YOU = YEAH YOU!                  |
              |                 :( = Vivi                     |
              +-----------------------------------------------+

##############################
IT'S NOT EVEN A MATTER OF LUCK
##############################

Use Saki,  and another fast-moving character to catch Vivi.  Also Vivi will
tend to run into a corner so just send everyone after her you'll eventually
trap her.

################
GAME'S OVER VIVI
################

Vivi  will  pass  you  the "Chronos Gem" Rejoice! The Lapistier is actually
meant  to save the planet?  Are you confused?  Yeah  the Witches aren't the
bad guys, I WAS SO SHOCKED, DAMN? *SARCASM*

##########
NEW FORMAT
##########

We're  reaching  the point where we're able to deploy up to 8 (eight) units
so,  I'll  be  using  initials  to list my party check my Character's [CH!]
initials. The one in the (bracket).

...........................................................................

   ###############################
   CHAPTER 11: HOLY JUDGMENT [HJ#]
   ###############################

"I will kill you all with my huge muscles..." - Andre

You'll  be  at "Ring End Falls" pretty interesting backdrop, but that's all
there  is  to it. You're pretty near the "Witch Village" after a little bit
of  talking Mel will appear again! And asks all of you to follow her, there
will  be  a  "Preparation Screen" but nothing interesting so just choose to
advance the story.

Andre  will  appear  out of nowhere *bummer! :|* AND a new chracter will be
"introduced"  to  you, his name is "Hugo" funny how his name appear without
any proper intorduction first,  but alas he's pretty  insignificant  pretty
much all villian in this game are insignificant except for ... and ...

Fast forward! The two oafs are here to take Theo away for experiments! What
the  hell  is the Church up to?

              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |         BATTLE 11 - DRAGON'S DESTINY!         |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              | PTY (LVL): A (21), M (22), T (18), L (22),    |
              |            C (17), S (21), N (20), LU (18)    |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |         OBJ: Defeat All Enemies               |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |    ENE: 5 Monks, 1 Archer, Hugo and Andre     |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |                RWD: 2300R                     |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |  SPS: SilkCape, IronBrce, HolyWing, FP-Max    |
              +-----------------------------------------------+

####
TIPS
####

The Archer will come forth take her out ASAP Hugo will also not hesitate to
use  his  healing  magic  to  heal his allies, so... Leon + Charge + Normal
Attack  will  do the trick on the Archer. After that pesky shooter is gone,
you  can  now  concentrate  on  either Hugo or Andre, if you're able to use
Alph's  FD  "Burst Attack" I recommend you use it on Andre, the "Paralysis"
effect has a 50-50 chance of happening, in my case it did inflicted causing
Andre  not  being  able  to move and exposed to Leon :) OH! I got lucky and
Hugo got paralyzed too.

Send  everyone  on  the right, all the way to the left they seriously can't
handle  the  5  monks, once the monks come running after you, send Leon and
Alph  to  destroy  them  Theo  can assist from the back and the rest of the
Witches spam healing magics!

If  you  managed  to  get Leon up to Level 23, he should have "Burning Leo"
as  part  of  his 2nd level "Flash Drive" now this thing is pretty handy if
you  have  2  level of FD bar filled up and the Monks are standing in a row
of two, abused this with "Leon + Charge + Burning Leo" you can take out two
Monks in a turn. Sweet eh?

Once you get most of them out, this map will be easy to tackle.

#########
AFTERMATH
#########

Andre  will hurled some ridiculously hurtful remarks... :*( ~tears of pain~
just flowed down my cheek! LOL~ anyway Alph and gang will now be labeled as
"traitors"  no big deal you will get around this ^.^ after much talking you
will now head for the "Witch Village."

...........................................................................

   ##############################
   CHAPTER 12: LETHE FOREST [LF#]
   ##############################

     "*sniff* *sniff*" - Claire

You will be at the entrace of "Lethe Forest" Mel will remove the barrier so
you  can access the place and meet the other Witches. You will soon get the
"Preparation  Screen"  nothing  to prepare here, if you haven't save before
you  start  this Chapter, then you might want to return to the World Map to
save, up to you once you're done, choose to advance the story.

You  will  meet  Claire  who  will  demand  a  fight with you, to test your
strength!

              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |       BATTLE 12 - WITCHES OF THE FOREST       |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |  PTY (LVL): A (23), T (19), L (24), C (19),   |
              |             S (22), N (21), M (23)            |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |         OBJ: Defeat All Enemies               |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |ENE: 4 Hikopins, 3 Witches (Claire, Mavi, Vivi)|
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |                RWD: 2400R                     |
              +-----------------------------------------------+
              |    SPS: Tiara, Red Rock, OpalBand, FP-Max     |
              +-----------------------------------------------+

####
TIPS
####

Fighting  against  3  Witches is not a funny business!... Vivi will get the
first  move if  she  uses "Poison," the moment you get a chance to move use
Antidote (if you're inflicted with the poison status) then move away spread
out.

Same  formula  apply for Leon - Charge + X-Slash or Burning Leo will almost
guarantee a victory, Leon should of course try to aim for the Witches while
the rest (Alph, Theo and Nikolai) can help aid in killing the Hikopins, Mel
and Cecille back up the rest with healing spells.

If  you  keep  up  with  the  healing and be out of the attack range of the
Witches, this battle won't be that hard.

#########
AFTERMATH
#########

Claire  will finally understand your true strength and welcome you to their
village well the Witches aren't all that bad? I'm sure you could've guessed
by  now  where this is going, after much mumbling, Claire will reveal that,
that is not a curse but a spell that will return Theo to its original form,
so  yes  Theo  is  a  dragon  and so is his brother shocked?! Well I'm not
really.

In order to neutralize the curse you will need an item called the "Draconic
Geode"  by  the  volcanic  mountains  of  I  forgot the name! LOL Lucia has
already  gone out to get the item though, which means, we will of course be
going  there  too.  You will have Vivi as an ally for the rest of the game.

I recommend you level up your party a little if they're in their early 20s.
Use your best judgment.

...........................................................................

   #############################
   CHAPTER 13: WITCH & RYM [WR#]
   #############################

     "Sorry, babydoll." - Mel

Vivi will call everyone slow, Leon called her a cheater,  and  Mel appeared
out of nowhere,  what a weird bunch,  you  will  soon get the "Preparation-
Screen"  not much option!  You can choose to talk to your members otherwise
choose to advance the story.

I  really  like  the  BGM (Background Music) so darn mysterious, anyway Mel
will  said  that  the "Draconic Geocide" can usually be found "around here"
but monsters  love eating rocks...  Chances  are you'll encounter one WHICH
WILL happen to be muching on a "D. Geocide"

Leon  will  notice  a  couple  of monsters "over there," Lucia will be in a
little bit of trouble,  Alph came to the rescue,  a little  bit of argument
ensue.

######################
MEL OR VIVI? YOUR CALL
######################

I replaced Vivi with Mel cause Mel is a potent healer and will prove useful
you're  given  8 units to deploy whoever you choose is up to you, but  this
guide will follow and use my preferred party.

            +---------------------------------------------------+
            |         BATTLE 13 - WITCH IN DISTRESS             |
            +---------------------------------------------------+
            |   PTY (LVL): A (25), LU (19), T (23), L (26),     |
            |              C (21), S (23), N (22), VV (27),     |
            |              M (24)                               |
            +---------------------------------------------------+
            |     OBJ: Defeat All Enemies/Protect Lucia         |
            +---------------------------------------------------+
            | ENE: 2 Triheads, 3 Gigas, 2 Salamands, 1 Keythong |
            +---------------------------------------------------+
            |                   RWD: 3000R                      |
            +---------------------------------------------------+
            |            SPS: Wias, Ru, Nahta x2                |
            +---------------------------------------------------+

####
TIPS
####

Lucia will start in the middle surrounded by 3 Gigas and a couple of others
my  strategy here is that the moment you get to move Lucia, move her out of
the way, if Lucia gets hit by an enemy heal her right away! Remember you've
three  healers  (if  you  bring  in Mel) Mel,  Cecille  and Lucia are three
people who can "Aid/Heal."

You can actually clutter together and leave only *one space* for the  enemy
to land and attack you, those who can attack from afar (Nikolai,  Theo  and
Alph)  can  chip  in, and those who can heal can just heal any other person
(they get exp) and stuff.  This battle is so full of win  I don't  think  I
need to provide anymore tips than this.

Oh!  Of  course if the enemy is waiting for you on the other side, send out
your powerhouse (Leon) to finish them.

You will figure this out and overcome this battle in no time.

#########
AFTERMATH
#########

Alph  will  reprimand Lucia and she will apologize, the  "Draconic Geocide"
will be in your hands.

You'll meet  Master Papa who will ask his apprentice  Pollon Pollon to turn
the rock into a charm to  "contain"  Theo's curse,  but  Theo will still be
able to unleash his dragon powers at will (which still sucks anyway).

Theo will change class to "Rym Guardian."

Also, you will now be able to to imbue or "add effects" to your equipments,
someone on  GameFAQs.com  has already submitted a FAQ on it, so go check it
out. And Wi-Fi is now accessible.

Vanessa  will make a ruckus the next morning,  and  your team decides to go
after her.

###############
REGARDING WI-FI
###############

I  Wi-Fi this game with a friend of mine about a couple of weeks ago and it
super-duper  sucks  elephant's  trunk it's slow, stupid, ridiculous and has
a  time limit?  What gives?  I suggest you stay off Wi-Fi and play the game
normally.

#########
LEVEL UP!
#########

And  please  level  up all your characters or only the 8 you will be using.
You will need the extra level, try to hit the mid 30s (32 - 34 if possible)
this  is  not  required  but will help tremendously in your next fight...

I've  already warned ya! So don't come bitching at the forums and scream at
everyone about how the next Chapter sucks so bad. :)

...........................................................................

   #######################
   CHAPTER 14: TABOO [TA#]
   #######################

 "DOES THAT INCLUDE YOU?" - ????

Everything is in a mess, no time to mourn it's time to fight the Witch from
Hell!

              +------------------------------------------------+
              |          BATTLE 14 - RAGING HELLFIRE!          |
              +------------------------------------------------+
              |  PTY (LVL): A (28), T (27), L (27), N (24),    |
              |             C (24), LU (23), MA (31), M (27)   |
              +------------------------------------------------+
              |           OBJ: Defeat All Enemies              |
              +------------------------------------------------+
              | ENE: 5 Fire Elementals, 2 Behemoths, 1 Vanessa |
              +------------------------------------------------+
              |                 RWD: 3600R                     |
              +------------------------------------------------+
              |       SPS: FireRing, Elyuto, Esta, Nahta       |
              +------------------------------------------------+

####
TIPS
####

Ok this is the battle that got everyone all upset and annoyed, I did warned
you before about leveling up right? Here are some pointers:

 o Level up (at least to mid 30s)
 o Stock up on VitaMints, as many as you possibly can
 o Spread out, but also remember to dish out the attacks
 o Heal whenever necessary; don't be afraid

Now when you first start try to spread everyone out do not clutter together
the  Hikopins  and Vanessa have fire spell that can hit 5 panel (+), spread
your  party  out,  I know it's a little hard since there's isn't much space
but it can be done.

When  you get  the chance  to use Leon,  same  formula  applies  "Charge  +
X-Slash"  if you level him up prior to this chapter,  he should be powerful
enough  to easily take a Hikopin out  team him up with  Mavi = AWESOME!  If
you've Alph, Nikolai and Theo in your party they can assist Leon and attack
from afar.

I had Mel, Lucia, and Cecille spam "HEAL" like crazy and by the fourth time
they  cast  it,  they auto-full heal and gained a level, the basic strategy
here is simple, I repeat:

 o Send Leon and Mavi to the front
 o Alph, Theo and Nikolai back up from afar
 o Cecille, Mel and Lucia heal non-stop
 o AND use VitaMints whenever necessary

The  Behemoth  may  prove  to  be quite a challenge since Vanessa will most
probably  raise  their attack power, but no biggie, just heal up as much, I
took  out  all  the  Hikopins  first and slay the Behemoths later and still
managed to clear this map fine on my first try.

Keep up with the healing, and this Chapter is a breeze.

#########
AFTERMATH
#########

The  Wind Lapistier will calm itself down,  Kingston will soon appear  with
"something"  new...  Well  that "something" new is the Steel Witch IRIS! =O
blablablabla  the  Thunder  Lapistier will popped up Saki will get agitated
and  finally  realized  the  Church had a hand at raiding her hometown many
years  ago  to  steal  the  Thunder Lapistier. You will soon enter a battle
with the Steel Witch...

              +-------------------------------------------------+
              |         BATTLE 14 PT. 2 - IRIS OF DOOM!         |
              +-------------------------------------------------+
              |  PTY (LVL): A (29), V (32), T (29), L (30),     |
              |             N (26), C (25), LU (25), M (29)     |
              +-------------------------------------------------+
              |           OBJ: Defeat All Enemies               |
              +-------------------------------------------------+
              |ENE: 2 Gargoyles, 3 Bolt Golems, 2 Reptiles, Iris|
              +-------------------------------------------------+
              |                 RWD: 4000R                      |
              +-------------------------------------------------+
              |          SPS: Nitl, Simul, Vio, Cin             |
              +-------------------------------------------------+

####
TIPS
####

This  battle should be easy with Vanessa on your side and a lot of space to
move  and  spread  out,  you  shouldn't  be  havng  any "out of this world"
difficulty.

The  moment  you  get  to  move  Vanessa,  use  "AtkUP" on Leon and whoever
happened  to  be  standing  next  to  him,  the Gargoyle will probably move
towards  you,  so  just send Leon out there and X-Slash the enemy to death.
The rest with healing spell will of course just spam them to =O DEATH!  The
minions are a joke.

The Steel Witch is even... uhh... easier? Best of luck! *haha*

#########
AFTERMATH
#########

Kingston  will  ask  Iris  to activate "Hyper Mode" Iris will then activate
said mode,  Vanessa will then urge everyone to run to her,  V's magic  will
get  everyone out of that place to a nearby  town called  "Madrasta"  after
much talking V will disappear.

Save your progress on the World Map

...........................................................................

   ##############################
   CHAPTER 15: PARTING WAYS [PW#]
   ##############################

 "SIR HEATH?... ERROR. ERROR." - Iris

Everyone  will  be  in a state of panic! Wanting to escape from the Witches
Lucia  stressed that it wasn't the Witches' fault but Iris's, Alph will cue
the crew to take a break, you will get the...

   PREPARATION SCREEN:
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 | o Action; ...                                                          |
 | o Shop; Upgrade your equipments.                                       |
 | o Return to the World Map; prepare/save/etc.                           |
 | o Advance The Story; not now.                                          |
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Visit  the  shop. I only buy equipments for my 8 MOST used Characters, this
way  you won't be wasting too much money decide on your 8 and upgrade their
"wears"  in  later  part  of  the  game  you  may want to purchase upgraded
equipments for all of your characters, as there will be a New Game+ with  a
new dungeon available and then you can imbue before you end the game and go
straight for the new dungeon.

   NO MORE SHOP PLEASE!:
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 | WEAPON:                                                                |
 | Rapier for Alph                                                        |
 | Changdao for Leon                                                      |
 | Iron Bow for Theo                                                      |
 | Vitbrand for Cecille                                                   |
 | Chizuru for Saki                                                       |
 | Owl Eye for Nikolai                                                    |
 | MapleRod for Lucia                                                     |
 | Palm for Mel                                                           |
 | SilvLamp for Vivi                                                      |
 | Caestus for Mavi                                                       |
 | Messer for Pollon                                                      |
 |                                                                        |
 | HEAD:                                                                  |
 | IronHelm for Alph, Leon and Pollon                                     |
 | Cat Ears for Theo, Saki and Nikolai                                    |
 | FrogHood for Cecille, Vivi, Mel, Lucia and Mavi                        |
 |                                                                        |
 | ARMOR:                                                                 |
 | HvyMail for Alph and Leon                                              |
 | Wht Dogi for Saki                                                      |
 | MagiRobe for Cecille and Nikolai and Pollon                            |
 | SilkCoat for Vivi, Mel, Lucia and Mavi                                 |
 |                                                                        |
 | ACC:                                                                   |
 |                                                                        |
 | -----                                                                  |
 |                                                                        |
 | ITEM:                                                                  |
 | Spend allllll your money on VitaMints/Tonics, you will need it!        |
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Done?  Now  return  to  the  World Map and Save, go back in and advance the
story.

The Crow Knights -- Heath will arrive everyone and their mom will  rejoice!
Heath will calm everyone down,  the crew will approach him,  Heath'll  then
start scolding all of you blablablabla!  And Heath will punish you with his
own hands! Of course you won't let that happen, let's knock some sense into
that thick skull of his!

                +-----------------------------------------+
                |   BATTLE 15 - ANGER OF THE ARC KNIGHT   |
                +-----------------------------------------+
                |            PTY: Alph Only               |
                +-----------------------------------------+
                |                LVL: 29                  |
                +-----------------------------------------+
                |           OBJ: Defeat Heath             |
                +-----------------------------------------+
                |              ENE: Heath                 |
                +-----------------------------------------+
                |              RWD: 4300R                 |
                +-----------------------------------------+
                |     SPS: Clie, Fom, Mustto, Nogila      |
                +-----------------------------------------+

####
TIPS
####

Be as far away from Heath as you can. Two things you should always abuse:

 o VitaMints/Tonic.
 o Rifle or Magnum.

The  moment  you  get  hit,  just  use VitaMint Heath will attack you first
followed by his  Flash Drive, guaranteed (unless he switch pattern which is
rare?)  once  he has unleashed his attack on you he will run away, use your
"Magnum" and also try to stay as far away as you can (yah! I know I  repeat
this like many, many times).

I managed to paralyzed him with Alph's "Burst Attack" that last for 2 turns
really  turned the table around,  you may wanna try your  luck  with  that.
Heath'll be easy once you run his health down. So not much strategy really.

#########
AFTERMATH
#########

Heath will insist that Witches are evil beings and that he doesn't care  if
God eats the world up, Kingston will appear out of nowhere and demands that
Iris  destroy  them  all!  Iris obeyed but soon fall apart when she saw Sir
Heath.

Kingston  will  further  add  pressure  on  Heath  to  catch us all, but he
hesitated  so  the Cardinal executed the order himself and the Knights will
soon  come  running after you! Though fear not, cause someone will save you
and his name is *dun dun dun*, he's a Samurai who will help you in the name
of justice, man how nice! Haha.

Jojo  will butt in and talk about giving her body away and stuff like that.
Very disturbing.

You  will  escape after much  talking,  you  will  be  introudced  to a new
character --  Kai!  Now  is  the time  to  level up Leon as much as you can
Cause he will be leaving your party. Or better yet, level up your preferred
party of 8.

...........................................................................

   #################################
   CHAPTER 16: SECOND THOUGHTS [ST#]
   #################################

  "Goodbye, you crybaby" - Lucia >;|

Alph will get all emotional that Sir Heath refuses to listen to him,  Lucia
will try to console Alph but it turned into something like "I can't  depend
on  you, and I really can't depend on you at all" talk. Lucia will  stormed
off on her own; "Goodbye, you crybaby" :'(

"Preparation Screen,"  not  much  to  do  here you may want to save, well I
suggest you just save anyway then you advance the story.

IT'S  Andre! Saki's right, how unfortunate that we should encounter him  of
all people in the planet!

              +-------------------------------------------------+
              |               BATTLE 16 - ANDRE                 |
              +-------------------------------------------------+
              |  PTY (LVL): A (31), T (31), L (31), N (27),     |
              |             C (26), K (33), MA (31), M (30)     |
              +-------------------------------------------------+
              |           OBJ: Defeat All Enemies               |
              +-------------------------------------------------+
              |  ENE: 5 Monks, 1 Cleric, 1 Magician and Andre   |
              +-------------------------------------------------+
              |                 RWD: 4800R                      |
              +-------------------------------------------------+
              |        SPS: Andre Ar, Ranta, Ru, Wias           |
              +-------------------------------------------------+

####
TIPS
####

The  monks  are seriously pushing the envelope, since I didn't really level
up  my  party  that  much  I'm  suffering  here a bit. Well the basic still
applies  though -- "Leon + Charge + X-Slash"  (hit  from  the side or back)
will  almost  decimate  a monk's life. If you bring in Mel and Cecille they
should be your primary healer, please put them far away but near enough  to
lend a helping hand to the melee fighters in your party.

If you bring in Mavi and Nikolai, Nikolai can cast "Atk UP" on Kai and Alph
and Mavi can execute "GuardUP" on them. Your choice.

Andre will no doubt abuse his Flash Drive whenever he gets the chance, this
is crazy since Lucia isn't here your healing PoWeRz has gone down a  notch,
though  taking  out  Andre  with Leon might be tempting, I strongly suggest
taking  out those pesky magic-users, then get those monks out of the way or
at least bring their health down, they will run away, once you shooed  them
off, you can concentrate all your attack on Andre.

Once  Andre  is  gone,  shift your attention to the monks  (if you chose to
bring the monk's health down  instead of completely killing them)  and this
map will finish.  Don't  forget to  keep healing  and  use  VitaMints/Tonic
whenever necessary.

#########
AFTERMATH
#########

Leon will find out that Andre was the culprit behind his father's death. So
he decided to go  after the metalhead, while you guys go on ahead and carry
out your mission with the Witches.

Everyone will knock some sense into Alph! It's time to find Lucia.

...........................................................................

   ####################################
   CHAPTER 17: A HERO'S AWAKENING [AH#]
   ####################################

       "YOU WILL DIE ALONE" - Iris

Lucia  will  be  all  by her lonesome self, talking and thinking about Alph
when  suddenlty  a  voice  was heard saying "YOU WILL DIE ALONE" well, it's
none other than my favourite robot! Iris! Lucia's insist that she can fight
alone! D:

The  screen  will  switch  back  to the crew frantically looking for Lucia,
Claire will appear before you and said that she was worried cause she  felt
Alph  and  Lucia  separating, and that she also sense the Thunder Lapistier
and Lucia nearby, Mel will demand that everyone to step on it, Claire  will
*mumble* to herself.

   PREPARATION SCREEN:
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 | o Action; ...                                                          |
 | o Shop; Check out the store.                                           |
 | o Return to the World Map; prepare/save/etc.                           |
 | o Advance The Story; later...                                          |
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o

   SOME MORE NEW STUFF:
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 | WEAPON:                                                                |
 | Kazakiri for Saki                                                      |
 | AshRod for Lucia (I think)                                             |
 | Cycad for Mel                                                          |
 | EagleEye for Nikolai                                                   |
 | SilvLamp for Vivi                                                      |
 | Myrmex for Mavi                                                        |
 | Pugio for Pollon                                                       |
 |                                                                        |
 | HEAD:                                                                  |
 | Hvy Helm for Alph                                                      |
 | Top Hat for Theo, Saki, Nikolai and Kai                                |
 | Lux Hood for Claire, Cecille, Vivi, Mel and Mavi                       |
 |                                                                        |
 | ARMOR:                                                                 |
 | FldPlate for Alph                                                      |
 | Suit for Theo, Nikolai and Pollon                                      |
 | BlckBelt for Saki and Kai                                              |
 | FineRobe for Cecille and Nikolai                                       |
 |                                                                        |
 | ACC:                                                                   |
 | Up to you...                                                           |
 |                                                                        |
 | ITEM:                                                                  |
 | Stock up on VitaMints/Tonics...                                        |
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Done? Save and then choose to advance the story.

Lucia  will  be  experiencing  a lot of trouble with the Steel Witch, seems
like  the  Lab Experiment prove to be quite a threat?! No...? Alph and crew
will  arrive   on   time   and   apologize  and  stuff, Lucia said that she
believed in Alph all along...

They both will perform some weird "ritual" of closing your eyes,  lol  this
artwork reminds me of Theo & Alph's "Rym's Impact" Synergy except it's Theo
ugh! Anyway Alph will finally change class to "Rym Hero."

Such  a snazzy outfit Alph ;D his last three skills will change too, I have
yet  to  earn them while Alph still a Rifleman, so I don't know if the last
three  skills  as  a  Rifleman  exist  or  not? Or maybe it's left empty on
purpose  so  when  you change Class the new 3 skills will fill up the empty
slots? Can anyone verify please?

Alph and Lucia will learn "Shining Ray" as their Synergy. Rejoice! Now it's
time to kick Iris in the butt.

              +-------------------------------------------------+
              |         BATTLE 17 - IRIS OF DOOM PT. 2          |
              +-------------------------------------------------+
              |  PTY (LVL): A (33), LU (27), T (36), N (31),    |
              |             C (29), CL (36), MA (34), M (30)    |
              +-------------------------------------------------+
              |           OBJ: Defeat All Enemies               |
              +-------------------------------------------------+
              |  ENE: 4 Knights, 2 Clerics, 1 Magician and Iris |
              +-------------------------------------------------+
              |                 RWD: 5600R                      |
              +-------------------------------------------------+
              |          SPS: Rym x2, Alche, Nogila             |
              +-------------------------------------------------+

####
TIPS
####

Alph  and  Lucia will be in the middle of the map, and the rest down below.
You should move both Alph and Lu all the way down and team up with the rest
as soon as their turn comes up of course dispatching the Cleric and  Knight
along the way, they will be sandwiched anyway.

You  may want to have your Alph cast "RymShld" on Lucia to protect her from
suffering any damage for three turns... Ok JUST BLOODY CAST IT ANYWAY.

Iris  will  definitely  use her "Flash Drive" I suggest bringing in Mel and
Cecille  (you're  bound  to  bring  one of the healers anyway right? Well I
brought both), Theo and Nikolai can assist with their attack from the back,
if you bring in Mavi you can push her to the front but be sure to have  one
of  your  healer  backing  her  up,  I'm  sure everyone and everything will
squezze  at  the bottom screen, which is fun ^^; cause this battle is easy.
Iris  is  no threat unless she start abusing her FD's but couple with a lot
of healing and VitaMints you shouldn't be experiencing a lot of trouble.

Leveling up prior to this fight also helps tremendously!

#########
AFTERMATH
#########

You'll head back to  "Lethe Forest"  to bring  Mother Lapistier back to the
Witch Village...

This is not the last you'll see of Iris.

...........................................................................

   #################################
   CHAPTER 18: LIKE, AN ANGEL? [LA#]
   #################################

   "Shiiinnyyy, Shiinnnnyyy" - Vivi

Hugo will try to bring the barrier down with the Round Table Council's  new
invention  but  it  didn't  work,  Priel will lol'd and destroy the barrier
single handedly.

The screen will soon switch to your crew, Claire will sense something amiss
she  sensed  that  the  barrier has been destroyed, Vanessa will appear and
repeat  the  same  thing  (durr!)  Claire  was called an idiot and admitted
herself to being one. Wow...

Therese and Alice will cry and said that some strange man went by  straight
to  Mother  Lapis,  you will get the "Preparation Screen" but there's isn't
much  to  do now, feel free to save if you want otherwise choose to advance
the story.

Priel will destroy  Mother Lapis,  Cecille will have a headache and fainted
right away...

You'll then get an improved  and much better Cecille --  The Twilight Witch
ahhhh! You will now also learn a new Synergy for both Cecille and Saki. Now
it's time to...

              +------------------------------------------------------+
              |              BATTLE 18 - GOD'S ANGEL                 |
              +------------------------------------------------------+
              |   PTY (LVL): A (35), V (38), C (33), T(39),          |
              |              N (34), K (35), MA (38), M (31)         |
              +------------------------------------------------------+
              |              OBJ: Defeat All Enemies                 |
              +------------------------------------------------------+
              | ENE: 2 Knights, 2 Rangers, 2 Magicians, Priel & Hugo |
              +------------------------------------------------------+
              |                   RWD: 6200R                         |
              +------------------------------------------------------+
              |         SPS: Vespe, Melan, Teros, OnyxRing           |
              +------------------------------------------------------+

####
TIPS
####

Cecille realllly helps in this fight! Her "Abyss" hits for high damage  and
for 5 panels (5 persons), her "HealAll" covers a wide range and heals for a
lot  too,  Vanessa  can really delivers damage with just her attack. So you
have great people on your side, and I can honestly, frankly, truthfully say
this  battle  is  very,  very easy, if you get own by Priel... I don't know
what else to say, OMG perhaps? Like so totally OWNZ by Priel is not cool =O

Now when you first start, spread out, the map is generous with space so you
can place your characters anywhere, bring in Mel for extra healing  powers,
Priel  will  of  course abuse her Flash when she gets the chance to use it,
but  it  will  only  hit  for  200+  damage but still it hurts, so heal the
victims  ASAP I actually gang up on Priel! Allow me to demostrate:

                                    ME
                                 ME :( ME
                                    ME

                                   :O :)

 o ME = MEEEEEEE!
 o :( = Priel
 o :O = Cecille - Spam Dark (not Abyss unless you want ME to get hurt)
 o :) = Mel - Spam Heal
 o Priel = OWN!

Attacking  on  all four side is really awesome, once Priel is gone, you can
concentrate  on  the lesser enemies, they're easy to cull so just give your
all,  I  didn't  mention  Alph  eh? Cause when Cecille became the "Twilight
Witch," Alph as a "Rym Hero" fails on so many levels. HA HA HA!

#########
AFTERMATH
#########

Hugo  and  Priel  will make their escape, Vanessa will run after them, Alph
will wonder how could something like that be an Angel? (well I'm  wondering
too) ha ha! Oh... Mel said she is MORE surprised that Cecille's a Witch, oh
well the first time when she entered the "Witch Village" the part where she
said  she  heard  a voice saying "welcome back" is a dead giveaway, so I am
not surprised Mel, I'm more confused than surprise actually...

Cecille  said that she left the village and sealed her memory and according
to  the  Garden  Children  they  were  together since they were kids, so is
Cecille  saying  that  she left the forest as a kid to join the rest of the
Garden Children? How did the Lapistiers got scattered all over the world? I
think they  did  cover about this topic, I think I overlooked? And how come
the  Witches  never mention anything about the "Dark Rune?" As in,  there's
6  of  them, if the planet is indeed governs by 7 elements, why aren't they
talking about where is "The Twilight Witch" their missing sister?  Cecille?

I don't know where the hell am I going with this?!

ALSO  DARKNESS CONTROL DESTINY? HOW DO YOU DEFINE PATH AND DESTINY IF  IT'S
GOVERNS  BY DARKNESS? EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE SO DARK!!!! I'D RATHER  THE
DAWN WITCH GOVERNS FATE AND DESTINY!

<HOLY ZEHAAL!>
Oh! My keyboard's capslock was screwed hence is why everything is in  upper
case, I didn't said this before right? I'm kind of lazy to bring everything
to  their  right  "case" just pretend I'm not yelling k. It's not like  I'm
worked  up  over  something  like darkness controls destiny, the developers
sure have a weird sense of humor.

###################
LEVEL UP, LEVEL UP!
###################

Before you start the next Chapter I suggest you go level up your party of 8
Cecille will be super handy now that she has a couple of healing/aid spells
"Restore"  will  completely revive a fallen character (full HP/MP), HealAll
covers  a  WIDE  range  and  heals for a lot more... Her "Abyss" and "Dark"
spells are definitely perfect for "mass killing."

CECILLE IS A GODDESS NOW!

This is intentional, not due to capslock issue k.

...........................................................................

   ################################
   CHAPTER 19: ALTAR OF SOULS [AO#]
   ################################

 "ERROR. I PLAYED AN INCORRECT FILE." - Iris

You  will  be  at  the  "Altar  of Souls" Cecille will try to re-create the
barrier by using her "Dark Lapistier" everyone will be annoying and  repeat
the  same  thing  in  different  phrases and words "let's seal this place,"
"that's right ya'll let's seal this place," "yes Zehaal must not be  revive
let's seal this place," "LET'S SEAL THIS PLACE AT ONCE" IF I'M IN THE  GAME
I WILL SEAL ALL OF YOUR DAMN MOUTH!

You  will  get the "Preparation Screen" now is the time to go back and save
if you want. Done? Advance the story.

You'll meet Iris here A.K.A. a fight is inevitable.

              +------------------------------------------------------+
              |            BATTLE 19 - IRIS OF DOOM PT. 3            |
              +------------------------------------------------------+
              |  PTY (LVL): A (36), LU (31), T (39), N (36), C (33), |
              |             CL (36), MA (39), M (33)                 |
              +------------------------------------------------------+
              |              OBJ: Defeat All Enemies                 |
              +------------------------------------------------------+
              |     ENE: 3 Armors, 2 Rangers, 2 Deacons and Iris     |
              +------------------------------------------------------+
              |                   RWD: 6800R                         |
              +------------------------------------------------------+
              |            SPS: Farv, Chino x2, Rovm                 |
              +------------------------------------------------------+

####
TIPS
####

Iris  is  a  darn  cheater  she starts with 3/3 FD's, so what I did is push
every  one  to  the  back leaving the one with the most HP in the front, so
Iris  can  waste  her  drive  on  that one person, now the moment you get a
chance  to  move  heal the victim, unless you plan on making him or her the
scapegoat, then leave the person to die.

Do  not  stay  cluttered  together,  Iris and her minions have multi-target
spells.  I  know there's isn't much space but do you know you can jump over
to the side where the Rangers are? Oh! Talking about Rangers, they're quite
a  pest,  I took them out right after I've taken away the Armors (Knights),
Iris will of course keep on abusing her FD whenever she gets the chance and
will  also use her most powerful spell, she will run out of MP pretty  fast
though,  so  the  key  to  this fight is HEAL, HEAL, HEAL! It also helps if
you're  level 41 and above, I'm pretty low level, but miraculously I'm able
to pull this map off.

Yes strategy + luck (real life luck) I supposed? If only Leon was here.

#########
AFTERMATH
#########

Vivi will smell many people coming your way! Saki will go and appraise  the
size  of  the  pursuers,  turned  out to be a whole fleet of Army and their
commander is none other than Sir Heath (Iris' favourtie), Iris will butt in
and  call  Sir  Heath,  Heath will be shocked to see Iris! =O and--- *Priel
butts  in*  follow  by  Kingston whoa! We have quite a party here eh? Lol @
"Witches, traitors and 500 fools" after Priel snuffed out all those 500 men
you will see an interesting cutscene between Heath and Iris.

It's  very  interesting,  I  really like the voice-acting in this part. You
will  soon  discover that Iris was an orphan Heath took care of and she has
since  love Heath as an older brother, Kai will step forward and Heath will
thank Kai for protecting Alph and the others. Turned out Heath has been  on
our  side  all  along, (such dramatic plot twist? *predictable really :|*).
Alph will be happy that Heath is back, Lucia will make fun of Alph  sobbing
over him, Kai and Sir Heath will learn the Synergy "Holy Knights."

You  will  now  head  for the "Holy Capital." I recommend that you level up
your party of 8 to at least above level 41+ now.

...........................................................................

   ################################
   CHAPTER 20: LION'S PRIDE - [LP#]
   ################################

 "you're nothing but a guard dog" - Leon

"The  Holy  Eclipse"  is  proceeding smoothly according to Heath, Alph will
demand  that  we  stop  them right now! But Heath refuses saying about some
crows  blocking  the  way bummer! VV will smell sweat and blood coming from
"that direction"  so you guys decided to check it out.  But of course.  You
will now get the "Preparation Screen." Not much to choose so pick  "Advance
the Story."

You'll see Leon arguing with Andre, seems like Andre is really proud to  be
guarding these "Holy Gates" Leon will smack it right in his face by  saying
"you're nothing but a guard dog." A+ Leon!

After much  talking...  Alph  will butt in, more talking... Then Andre will
summons  crows  and stars alike, lol according to Andre they're the best of
the best! Wait till they meet Cecille and her "Culling" spell. HAHAHA!

CECILLE IS A GODDESS!

             +-------------------------------------------------------+
             | BATTLE 20 - THIS IS THE LAST TIME WE'LL SEE YOU ANDRE |
             +-------------------------------------------------------+
             |  PTY (LVL): A (40), L (36), H (40) T (41), C (41),    |
             |             K (36), LU (35), M (35)                   |
             +-------------------------------------------------------+
             |              OBJ: Defeat All Enemies                  |
             +-------------------------------------------------------+
             |        ENE: 5 Kungfus, 2 Bishops, and Andre           |
             +-------------------------------------------------------+
             |                    RWD: 7200R                         |
             +-------------------------------------------------------+
             |               SPS: Regulus, Aide x3                   |
             +-------------------------------------------------------+

####
TIPS
####

First!  Move away but position everyone so that they won't miss out  on the
buffings!

Did  you level up Leon? Well I didn't.   But that's not the point, anyway I
brought  Cecille,  Mel and  Lucia  along now the moment I get the chance to
move Cecille I cast  "Magic Up"  on  the three Witches, the moment I get to
move Heath I cast  "Protector" on the three Witches also, when I get to use
Alph I cast "RymShld" on Leon.

BUFF GALORE!

Oh yes! Andre will come "equipped" with full FDs (3/3) so it's always  good
to  steer  clear  of him first, let the monks come over to you, the Bishops
will  be  more  of  a nuisance than a threat, since they tend to heal their
wounded allies which is not cool.

What I did is to clear out all the monks first (perserving my FDs as  well)
then lure Andre out into the open he will hit hard if you're low-level  and
will of course abuse his FDs whenever he got the chance, this is where  the
three Witches will come in handy, spam Heal as much as you can, also  Mel's
"Hail" will really hurt the monks since they're of the Fire Elements,  once
the monks are taken care of, you can choose to shift your attention to  the
Bishops  I  took  care  of  Andre  first by ganging up on him, then finally
remove all the irritants that are called "Bishops." How you chose to do  it
your business. ;)

This  fight is  easy! You've a lot of space to move, very generous you just
need to heal very often!

#########
AFTERMATH
#########

Andre will finally be defeated Theo will comment with his squeaky voice....
Oh  baby I cringed! x\ everyone will butt in and commend on Leon's superior
skills,  you  will  obtain  the  "Regulus Heart." Leon will be surprised at
Cecille's  transformation,  cool!  After much talking Nikolai and Leon will
learn  a  new  Synergy "Rival Strike" man these two should just hook up and
learn  another  Synergy "Lovers' Strike" always bickering.

Leon will change class to  "Sword Master"  but it's just a  name... Now get
your ass up and head to San Reise! -_- OH LOL! I MUST SAY THIS IS THE  BEST
"LIFE OF KOPIN" ever! Oh that sexy, long, luscious legs!

...........................................................................

   ##############################
   CHAPTER 21: HOLY ECLIPSE [HE#]
   ##############################

 "You cuties all look so, like steamed!" - Priel

You will be at San Reise: The Holy Capital the place where they  supposedly
trying  to revive God. Everyone will be in a hurry to stop the ceremony but
your (not mine) favourite Manatee had to be a wet blanket and  asked  for a
breather! Leon argued that there's no time for break.

You'll get the "Preparation Screen" there's a shop! Time to upgrade your  8
warriors!

   PREPARATION SCREEN:
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 | o Action; ...                                                          |
 | o Shop; NEW STUFF!.                                                    |
 | o Return to the World Map; prepare/save/etc.                           |
 | o Advance The Story; later.                                            |
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o

   LEAVE THE POLITICS TO THE MAD MEN & GO SHOPPING!:
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 | WEAPON:                                                                |
 | Kilij for Alph                                                         |
 | Steel Bow for Theo                                                     |
 | Flame Horn for Cecille                                                 |
 | Ohka for Saki                                                          |
 | Hawk Eye for Nikolai                                                   |
 | Rune Rod for Lucia                                                     |
 | Lily Pad for Mel                                                       |
 | Gold Lamp for Vivi                                                     |
 | Sphairai for Mavi                                                      |
 | Kukri for Pollon                                                       |
 | Kai your choice, I went with Genbu (Guard + 20)                        |
 | Sage Book for Claire                                                   |
 | Ranseur for Heath                                                      |
 |                                                                        |
 | Ignore Demon Scythe for Vanessa                                        |
 |                                                                        |
 | HEAD:                                                                  |
 | Grand Helmet for Alph, Pollon, Heath and Leon                          |
 | Bowler for Theo, Saki, Nikolai and Kai                                 |
 | Fine Hood for Claire, Cecille, Vivi, Mel, Lucia and Mavi               |
 |                                                                        |
 | ARMOR:                                                                 |
 | Grand Mail for Alph, Heath and Leon                                    |
 | Fine Suit for Theo, Nikolai and Pollon                                 |
 | Cobra Kai for Saki and Kai                                             |
 | Magi Coat for Claire, Vivi, Mel, Lucia and Mavi                        |
 |                                                                        |
 | ITEMS:                                                                 |
 | Stock up on ViTonics.                                                  |
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Don't  forget  you  have "Andre Armor" I used that on Alph. Done? Return to
the World Map and save, then advance the story.

Lucia  will  noticed a fight near the entrance, turned out it's our  lovely
Vanessa,  she  will now join your team permanently which is cool! Now I can
present you my Greatest 8:

01. Alph
02. Leon
03. Heath
04. Lucia
05. Cecille
06. Mel
07. Claire
08. Vanessa

I  will  use the above till I send God to Hell. Claire will urged the Big V
to  fight  together, Vanessa will of course "shoot" Claire for her lameness
which  in turn will make the purple-haired Witch cry. Now get those out  of
the way, cause it's time to stop God's rebirth.

             +-------------------------------------------------------+
             |   BATTLE 21 - STOP GOD'S REBIRTH; IT'S NOW OR NEVER!  |
             +-------------------------------------------------------+
             |  PTY (LVL): A (43), V (42), L (37), C (42), LU (36),  |
             |             CL (41), M (37), H (43)                   |
             +-------------------------------------------------------+
             |              OBJ: Defeat All Enemies                  |
             +-------------------------------------------------------+
             |    ENE: 3 Tamplars, 2 Wizards, 1 Bishop, 2 Marksmen   |
             +-------------------------------------------------------+
             |                    RWD: 7400R                         |
             +-------------------------------------------------------+
             |            SPS: Lakto, Skon, Notos x2                 |
             +-------------------------------------------------------+

####
TIPS
####

This  battle  is  really easy, just don't let the Templars empower you, you
can  ignore  the  Wizards  for  a bit, but try to take out the Bishop cause
she  heals  her  wounded allies  as  well  as  the  Marksmen -- Archers are
annoying.

What  I  did  is to buff up my primary attackers, Vanessa will have "AtkUP"
Heath  have  "Protector" (Guard  UP),  Cecille have "Magic  UP" apply it on
your attackers/healers  (atk UP/Magic  UP  respectively). I  sent  out Leon
to  dispatch the Templars with Mel backing him up with healing spells, Alph
can  aid by using "Rifle/Magnum" or "Shotgun" Lucia and Cecille can help in
healing the rest...

To  make this fight even easier, once you've earned Cecille's "Culling" you
can  use it to take out most of the enemies. There's isn't much strategy to
offer here.

#########
AFTERMATH
#########

Insignificant people will be inside the Church: Kingston and Johanees,  the
guy seems  a little happy  and giving to be God's vessel,  Priel  will then
teleport both herself  and Jo out of the place  and  leave Kingston to play
with you...

             +-------------------------------------------------------+
             |         BATTLE 21 PT. 2 - KINGSTON'S NEW TOY          |
             +-------------------------------------------------------+
             |  PTY (LVL): A (43), L (39), C (43), LU (37), CL (41), |
             |             V (43), M (37), H (44)                    |
             +-------------------------------------------------------+
             |               OBJ: Defeat All Enemies                 |
             +-------------------------------------------------------+
             |            ENE: 4 Alch Eyes and Alkemion              |
             +-------------------------------------------------------+
             |                    RWD: 7800R                         |
             +-------------------------------------------------------+
             |           SPS: Clie, Val, Ruma and Weis               |
             +-------------------------------------------------------+

####
TIPS
####

Oh lol! What  kind  of  bizarre  end  product is this? The 4 "eyes" are not
really  something  you  should be worried about, let them come over to you,
seems  like  the only spell they ever spit out is "Drang" which still hurts
over  190+ HP anyway, so be sure to spam Heal/or higher tier magic spell as
much as you can. They're rather easy to gang up on.

The  real  "boss" is even easier, all it ever does it sit there and do some
occasional  lol attacks. I seriously shouldn't be giving any tips much less
strategy for this fight!

...It's getting ridiculous.

#########
AFTERMATH
#########

Kingston's new toy  failed  miserably, Vanessa will rub it in his face some
more  with  some comments, Kingston will escape and meet up with The Angel.
"Oh  no!  You  guys totally lost  already?"  what a ditz :\ lolz. Jojo just
started to form the cocoon, whatever that means...?

Priel  said  that  once  the cocoon hatches Master God will be resurrected.

Alph will offer to smash the Cocoon to bits,  which doesn't  go  very  well
with the Angel.

FIGHT!

             +-------------------------------------------------------+
             |         BATTLE 21 PT. 3 - SCORN OF AN ANGEL!          |
             +-------------------------------------------------------+
             |  PTY (LVL): A (45), L (40), C (44), LU (38), CL (44), |
             |             V (44), M (39), H (45)                    |
             +-------------------------------------------------------+
             |               OBJ: Defeat All Enemies                 |
             +-------------------------------------------------------+
             |      ENE: 2 Armors 1 Mage, 1 Deacon and Priel         |
             +-------------------------------------------------------+
             |                    RWD: 8000R                         |
             +-------------------------------------------------------+
             |               SPS: Rowm, Chino x3                     |
             +-------------------------------------------------------+

####
TIPS
####

Since  you  can't  save your game and this is your third battle in a row, I
suggest  you  suspend  your game, don't worry the Suspended File will never
disappear  like  most  other  games  would,  which is kind of like a  God's
blessing...

This  battle  is  surprisingly  easy.  Oh  my God I've been saying easy for
almost  every  battle,  but  I'm  not kidding, one of the Armor will almost
certainly  attack  one  of  your party members, what's next? Gang up on him
thank  the  Heaven Priel did not come with full FDs (3/3) so you can ignore
the  valley  girl for a while, clear away all the lesser enemies, then just
gang up on Priel.

There! I  know my tips are beginning to get "lazy" but I swear upon my life
this  game  is  getting  reaaaaally  easy.  So  I'm  not  gonna insult your
intelligence by telling you to do this and that. Also new formula for  Leon
"Charge + HoundClaw" = Sure Win!

#########
AFTERMATH
#########

Master God's cocoon  is complete!  Priel will  disappear  leaving  Kingston
behind, crazy stuff! Heath will try to stop Kingston but alas, Kingston had
that flashy Bright White Light magic to get away...

You'll now make track to a new continent which I've no idea how to spell it
just take the time to level up your most used 8 characters...

###########
WOE ARE US!
###########

Ugh! The battle at the ship... The lag is a bloody torture!

...........................................................................

   #####################################
   CHAPTER 22: ROUND TABLE COUNCIL [RT#]
   #####################################

       "INSERT WITTY COMMENT HERE"

You will  see  Hugo and Kingston  talking  about something,  something that
could control  God, Priel  will  then  interfere and  "ka-boom"  the device
to bits, this got Kingston all enraged and Hugo wallowing in despair.

Alph  and  crew will finally  reached their  destination,  seems like God's
cocoon  is  not  here but Claire did sensed the Water Lapistier... You will
get the "Preparation Screen"

   PREPARATION SCREEN:
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 | o Action; ...                                                          |
 | o Shop; NEW STUFF!. (your last shop in the game, thank Zehaal)         |
 | o Return to the World Map; prepare/save/etc.                           |
 | o Advance The Story; later.                                            |
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o

There is a shop here, so feel free to upgrade!

   THANK GOD!
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o
 | WEAPON:                                                                |
 | Lapis Sword for Alph                                                   |
 | Rune Breaker for Leon                                                  |
 | Ladyhawk for Theo                                                      |
 | Phantom for Cecille                                                    |
 | Gekko for Saki                                                         |
 | Falcon for Nikolai                                                     |
 | Flare Rod for Lucia                                                    |
 | Clover for Mel                                                         |
 | Rune Lamp for Vivi                                                     |
 | Rune Glove for Mavi                                                    |
 | Parrier for Pollon                                                     |
 | Izayoi for Kai                                                         |
 | Rune Book for Claire                                                   |
 | Gungnir for Heath                                                      |
 | Death Scythe for Vanessa                                               |
 |                                                                        |
 | HEAD:                                                                  |
 | Rune Helmet for Alph, Pollon, Heath and Leon                           |
 | Rune Cape for Theo, Saki, Nikolai and Kai                              |
 | Rune Hood for Claire, Cecille, Vivi, Mel, Lucia and Mavi               |
 |                                                                        |
 | ARMOR:                                                                 |
 | Rune Mail for Alph, Heath and Leon                                     |
 | Rune Suit for Theo, Nikolai and Pollon                                 |
 | Luxury Cloth for Saki and Kai                                          |
 | Rune Coat for Claire, Cecille, Vivi, Mel, Lucia, Mavi and Vanessa      |
 |                                                                        |
 | ACC:                                                                   |
 | Your call!                                                             |
 |                                                                        |
 | ITEMS:                                                                 |
 | Stock up on ViTonics and FRESH AIR!                                    |
 o------------------------------------------------------------------------o

Done?! Save your game, then advance the story.

The  crew  will find both Kingston and Hugo depressed, when was asked about
God's  whereabout  Kingston  claimed  the  "stupid  angel"  took  it   away
somewhere.  Kingston  will  mumble  about how  this  world belongs to human
and  how  humanity has flourished  this  very planet for  the past 1k years
Oh oops! I got lazy and used 1k, I meant 1000 years! Man so much talking.

Everyone  will be agitated and just want to stop God's resurrection, Claire
will  interrupt and  asked  Kingston to give the Water Lapistier back, this
however didn't  turned  out so well as Kingston now demands you to give all
the  Lapistier you have in your possession!  Kingston  will then insert the
Water  Lapistier into Hugo's body,  cut to the chase,  you  will now  fight
Hugo!

This is all Claire's fault I tell you!

             +-------------------------------------------------------+
             |              BATTLE 22 - HUGO OF DOOM                 |
             +-------------------------------------------------------+
             |  PTY (LVL): A (46), L (43), C (46), LU (41), CL (44), |
             |             V (46), M (40), H (46)                    |
             +-------------------------------------------------------+
             |               OBJ: Defeat All Enemies                 |
             +-------------------------------------------------------+
             |     ENE: 3 Sorcerers, 2 Snipers, 2 Bishops and Hugo   |
             +-------------------------------------------------------+
             |                    RWD: 8200R                         |
             +-------------------------------------------------------+
             |             SPS: Anemos x2, Powse x2                  |
             +-------------------------------------------------------+

####
TIPS
####

Watered-down version:

01. Buff Leon up (ATK UP/DEF UP).
02. Send him to "HoundClaw" every enemy away.
03. The rest back up him up!
04. Win.

There  will  be a Sorcerer located at the bottom near you, take him out, it
will  be  easy, Alph should be able to handle him alone, send out Leon with
full  buffs (ATK UP/DEF UP),  if  you  have  healers in your party you know
what to do with them?!

Hugo will  come  with  full  FDs  (3/3)  so send a scapegoat to consume the
attack,  my  Leon survived but was paralyzed, no biggie, I just use Lucia's
"Cure"  and  Mel's  "Heal"  the  Snipers  as  always  are  a n uisance just
"HoundClaw" them away and this map is yet another easy one. >.<

Seriously  once  you've  leveled  up  enough  and  equipped the best weapon
available this game will be easy till the end.

#########
AFTERMATH
#########

Kingston will start abusing you with all sort of nonsense and then  finally
turned to God for comfort, how annoying eh? He will "flashed away" you will
decided to go pursue God at the Ancient Battlefield. You will now learn the
final Synergy "Rainbow Array." This game is coming to an end now, I suggest
you  start  leveling  up your party of 8 massively, especially the one with
healing abilities...

And take the time to try out "Rainbow Array"

...........................................................................

   ###############################
   CHAPTER 23: COCOON OF GOD [CO#]
   ###############################

 "Go, God! Go, God! It's your birthday!" - Priel

Cliare  will  mention that this is where the Witches fought God a long time
ago,  and that  the  Angel is using the remnants of its power to make God's
Cocoon hatch... Choose to advance the story.

You  will see  Kingston  trying to be in God's good book now, Kingston will
"push"  the  Angel  aside...  After  much talking Priel will push the Water
Lapistier into Kingston's body, another "Hugo" to fight he's just as  lame.


          +----------------------------------------------------------+
          |              BATTLE 23 - PUPPET OF GOD                   |
          +----------------------------------------------------------+
          |  PTY (LVL): A (49), L (45), C (49), LU (43), CL (46),    |
          |             V (48), M (43), H (49)                       |
          +----------------------------------------------------------+
          |               OBJ: Defeat All Enemies                    |
          +----------------------------------------------------------+
          | ENE: 3 Ice Golems, 2 Gargoyles, 2 Hornkings and Kingston |
          +----------------------------------------------------------+
          |                     RWD: 8500R                           |
          +----------------------------------------------------------+
          |             SPS: Teros, Verno, Megila x2                 |
          +----------------------------------------------------------+

####
TIPS
####

Since this place is made of ice, Fire Elementals will be at a disadvantage,
since I uses both Leon and Vanessa they suffer the most. But I had Mel back
them  up  since  she's  Water  Elemental she takes half the damage from Ice
magic, she also heals a little more :) this battle proves to be a challenge
cause the Ice Golems here actually heals. Bummer and they hit hard too  -_-

Also  because  I'm a little underlevel. Anyway spread out your party so the
monsters  can't  multi target you with their horrible spells, Kingston will
be  of  no  threat  excpt that he will occasionally uses his FD to heal his
wounded  allies  which is  no  big deal also, Leon will prove to be reallly
awesome with his "Charge or Atk UP + HoundClaw" save his FDs for the  last.

You should concentrate on removing the Ice Golems first since they can heal
I  used Cecille's "Culling" for an easier time and it works 80% of the time
which  is  crazy awesome! :\ once the Ice Golems are taken care of, you can
now dispatch the rest! Hard but doable.

#########
AFTERMATH
#########

Kingston will finally perish  and vanish from the face of the Earth...  But
Zehaal has finally emerged from his cocoon! Priel will be super excited but
the planet will interfere angering God  and  pissing off the Angel...   God
will continue to roar like an  idiot  this is when Priel will decide to  go
straight to the planet's heart!  You will now head  for the  desert   where
there will be an opening to the core of the planet. Level up as much as you
can then save your game.

...........................................................................

   ############################
   CHAPTER 24: THE PORTAL [TP#]
   ############################

 "Do, like insects get to vote? No." - Priel

You will now be at the desert,  Cecille  will  remind  everyone  that we're
fighting  a  God  and that the "Spear of Dawn" may be needed (also known as
"Over Flash")  only Lucia can use it, there's a catch to it though if Lucia
were to cast it then she will RISK losing her life.

Anyway you will enter the Core of the Planet  you will soon see  the  Angel
there,  Priel will not let you crash the exclusive party, and tell everyone
that going against the very Being that created you is RUDE! Now the Angel's
mad.

          +-----------------------------------------------------------+
          |            BATTLE 24 - THE MISGUIDED ANGEL                |
          +-----------------------------------------------------------+
          |  PTY (LVL): A (49), L (47), C (50), LU (46), CL (47),     |
          |             V (50), M (44), H (50)                        |
          +-----------------------------------------------------------+
          |               OBJ: Defeat All Enemies                     |
          +-----------------------------------------------------------+
          | ENE: 2 Ice Golems, 2 Fire Golems, 2 Brutos 1 Glum & Priel |
          +-----------------------------------------------------------+
          |                     RWD: 9000R                            |
          +-----------------------------------------------------------+
          |              SPS: Ribbon, Tier, Val x2                    |
          +-----------------------------------------------------------+

####
TIPS
####

Priel  now  comes  with  full FDs (3/3) but even if she depletes her FDs it
seems  that  she is still able to pull off a Flash Drive, this is not nice!
Did you purchase  enough  "Fresh Air?" Cause it will come in handy in later
fights!  You don't have to waste any "Fresh Air"  in this fight though. I'm
just reminding you, haha.

Send  one  scapegoat  so  s/he  can  consume Priel's FDs if the victim dies
it's up to  you  whether  or  not to revive him/her, I sent out Alph and he
died and I didn't  bother  to  revive  him. Priel can still execute her FDs
but nothing grand like the first time.

Send out your best fighters (for me it's Leon and Heath) to dispose of  the
Ice  Golems,  the  rest can remove the Fire Golems on the right, once these
Golems  are  taken care  of,  merge  everyone  together  in  the center and
dispatch those minotaurs look-a-like, and finally the Cerberus.

I  saved Leon's  FDs  and  unleash  it  on Priel = WIN! "Charge or Atk UP +
Burn Drive."

#########
AFTERMATH
#########

Priel's  power  is fading, but that's only because Zehaal is consuming her,
that's  right God just consumes everything, everyone will start to spew out
words of wisdom, get that done and over with...

Now I strongly  suggest  you  go and level up, imbue your equipments if you
want,  I  suggest your level to be in the mid 60s? Your call, I didn't even
bother leveling up.

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   ###########################
   CHAPTER 25: THE LIGHT [TL#]
   ###########################

 "Promise me Alph... You will protect the planet" - Lucia

More  talking  it's just the same thing; different phrases, different words
Lucia  may  have  to use the "Over Flash" though.

The  conversation between Alph and Lucia is really interesting and the song
from the "Intermission"  really  sets the mood! You will see God talking to
himself then you interrupt him, after much verbal exchange go to the  World
Map  and  make ANY LAST PREPARATIONS - Buy items, imbue, level up ANYTHING,
then finally SAVE!

DON'T FORGET TO EQUIP YOUR BEST HEALER WITH "RIBBON!"

And choose to advance the story...

          +-------------------------------------------------------+
          |            BATTLE 25 - THE HOLY BATTLE                |
          +-------------------------------------------------------+
          |  PTY (LVL): A (50), L (50), C (53), LU (47), CL (48), |
          |             V (51), M (45), H (52)                    |
          +-------------------------------------------------------+
          |               OBJ: Defeat All Enemies                 |
          +-------------------------------------------------------+
          |         ENE: 3 Abyss, 3 Vultures and Zehaal           |
          +-------------------------------------------------------+
          |                     RWD: Nil                          |
          +-------------------------------------------------------+
          |                     SPS: Nil                          |
          +-------------------------------------------------------+

####
TIPS
####

This battle with God and the 6 Priel look-a-like is a joke :P all you  need
to remember is to:

01. Heal, heal, heal (Mel's "Salvation" is awesome).
02. Quickly go over to the right or left. Don't spilt everyone up.
03. Leon = Charge or Atk UP + HoundClaw.

Here  is  what  I  did, with Cecille equipped with "Ribbon" she will not be
charmed so she  is  my  primary healer with Mel assisting her send everyone
either  to  the  right or left, the Priels will definitely attack you, they
have  two  types: "Lightwave"  and  "Charm" the latter will of course cause
havoc, if anyone is affected use "Fresh Air" right away!

If you've Vanessa with you or anyone with "Atk UP" use it on Leon and Heath
if  you've  Heath use "Protector" on both himself and Leon, likewise anyone
with  "Guard  UP" can help chip in, Cecille's should cast "Magic UP" on the
Witches.

Also  speaking  of  Cecille, you can abuse her "Culling" spell to make this
fight  even more easier,  but  it's  up  to you, your level must exceed the
victim's though otherwise you'll get 0% hit rate.

Leon  can  deliver damage with his  "HoundClaw"  the Priels will succumb to
it  do  not  attack  Zehaal  as  he  has some form of shield on him, making
your  attack  useless,  instead   save   up Leon's  FDs  till  the last and
unleash  it on Zehaal, you may want to deplete his life a little with Magic
attacks first.

#########
AFTERMATH
#########

Zehaal will transform, this is the real Zehaal -- The "Wings of Doom"  very
interesting...

          +-------------------------------------------------------+
          |                 THE FINAL SHOWDOWN                    |
          +-------------------------------------------------------+
          |  PTY (LVL): A (50), L (52), C (54), LU (47), CL (48), |
          |             V (52), M (46), H (52)                    |
          +-------------------------------------------------------+
          |                  OBJ: DEFEAT GOD!                     |
          +-------------------------------------------------------+
          |                   ENE: DOOM WING                      |
          +-------------------------------------------------------+
          |     RWD: DEATH ITSELF (IF YOU DIE THAT IS HAHAHA!)    |
          +-------------------------------------------------------+
          |                      SPS:  ---                        |
          +-------------------------------------------------------+

####
TIPS
####

Zehaal  will teleport from one place to another, so kill him fast or you'll
be  annoyed for sure. Abuse all your "FP-Fizzy/Max" so your FDs will charge
faster,  I'm  not sure  if  you can actually attack him physically, I tried
magically  but  it failed, so I just wait for everyone's FDs to charge  and
unleash FDs on Zehaal...

Seriously  this  battle  requires  no  strategy except for constant healing
and whatnot.

######################################
ALTERNATE STRATEGY: SUBMITTED BY KEVIN
######################################

Suggestions for Zehaal Battle at the end. 

1) It  started  with  Zehaal  using  his  level  3  super on my party which
automatically  seems  to  hit  everyone  and also give himself a shell buff
(against  physical  I think for 3 turns),  it's  similar  to  what Alph has
(rymshield  I think)

2) I moved my characters up towards Zehaal and he cases a spell, or uses  a
super  if  he  is able then teleports away. There are only 3 places that he
can teleport to so if you take two of your weaker characters and leave them
on  those  other  2  spots,  he will no longer teleport making it easier to
focus all of your attacks on him.

3) I believe he used both his level 1 and level 3 super on my party and  as
an  after  effect,  the  next  3 physical attacks will miss,  so you should
attack with three weak attacks then go all out.

###############
THIS IS THE END
###############

Zehaal refuses to die at least not until he has consumed the world,  pretty
stubborn huh? Lol, Vanessa will sense tremendous power from God, His  power
is  growing...  If you don't do something everything will be annihilated, I
really dislike Saki what's with you and your intel?

Lucia  will  then  try  to perform the "Over Flash" of course there will be
some  people  who are against it, especially Alph. This is where everything
will get super interesting... I will not spoilt the story ENJOY THE ENDING.

#########
NEW GAME+
#########

Be  sure to watch through everything and SAVE AT THE END, this will open up
a  NEW  GAME+  you get to keep all your money, your stats/magics/equipments
and  everyone  is  usable  in  random  encounters  as  well  as  in the new
mysterious dungeon called "Mysteria Ruin" Have fun!

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            SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS JUST IN CASE
     ____    ____    _____   ______   __       ____    ____    ____       
    /\  _`\ /\  _`\ /\  __`\/\__  _\ /\ \     /\  _`\ /\  _`\ /\  _`\     
    \ \,\L\_\ \ \L\ \ \ \/\ \/_/\ \/ \ \ \    \ \ \L\_\ \ \L\ \ \,\L\_\   
     \/_\__ \\ \ ,__/\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \  \ \ \  __\ \  _\L\ \ ,  /\/_\__ \   
       /\ \L\ \ \ \/  \ \ \_\ \ \_\ \__\ \ \L\ \\ \ \L\ \ \ \\ \ /\ \L\ \ 
       \ `\____\ \_\   \ \_____\/\_____\\ \____/ \ \____/\ \_\ \_\ `\____\
        \/_____/\/_/    \/_____/\/_____/ \/___/   \/___/  \/_/\/ /\/_____/

The Light Laspistier flashed

Enveloping umm.... damn I forgot lol....

The light encompassed the entire planet

One year later...

Stupid stuff I can't help but notice:
 o Did you noticed everyone still wear the same thing even after one year?
 o The only one that has change is Lucia at the end.
 o Theo's voice is still the same? -_-
 o The way Alph talked to his brother it sounds like he's comforting a girl

Everyone  will now lead their own life... One of the many game which ending
got  me  all  wondering  "what happens next? I WANT MORE"  we'll be getting
L.A. 2: Will, I've a feeling that's a prequel or an indirect sequel.

Only time will tell. I hope I did well with this guide. :)
 
      ____     _____   __  __  ____    ____    ______  ______  ____   
     /\  _`\  /\  __`\/\ \/\ \/\  _`\ /\  _`\ /\  _  \/\__  _\/\  _`\
     \ \ \/\_\\ \ \/\ \ \ `\\ \ \ \L\_\ \ \L\ \ \ \L\ \/_/\ \/\ \,\L\_\
      \ \ \/_/_\ \ \ \ \ \ , ` \ \ \L_L\ \ ,  /\ \  __ \ \ \ \ \/_\__ \
       \ \ \L\ \\ \ \_\ \ \ \`\ \ \ \/, \ \ \\ \\ \ \/\ \ \ \ \  /\ \L\ \
        \ \____/ \ \_____\ \_\ \_\ \____/\ \_\ \_\ \_\ \_\ \ \_\ \ `\____\
         \/___/   \/_____/\/_/\/_/\/___/  \/_/\/ /\/_/\/_/  \/_/  \/_____/
             YOU HAVE COMPLETED LUMINOUS ARC! PAT YOURSELF ON THE BACK!

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   P  O  S  T  -  G  A  M  E  [02^]

   Yes!   There's a  New Game+,  a new dungeon will  be  opened  for   your
   exploration; it's nothing more than just floors upon floors of  fighting
   with monsters and whatnot, it's really boring.

...........................................................................

###############
NEW GAME+ [NG*]
###############

Suggested by: Hai Xin Jiang (fellow L.A. player).

Right after you've completed the game (credits rolled, blablabla) you'll be
prompted to save a CLEAR GAME FILE  or something like that, you may want to
save this in a separate slot or overwrite any of your current ones, it's up
to you.

In this small section  I'll  list the things you get to keep and the things
you can do in New Game+ (NG+).

###########################
THE THINGS YOU GET TO KEEP:
###########################

01. Your last level and stats,  yes if  you  completed  the  game  with all
    characters at say...  Level 99,  you get to keep all those lovelies  at
    Level 99 in NG+.

    And yes,  the characters that are yet to be recruited will also  retain
    their level.  

02. All items, accessories, and equipments.

03. Oh! And Vitaes...

04. Plus all your money too... Yeah I almost forgot about it *snickers!*

#######################
WHAT YOU CAN DO IN NG+:
#######################

01. Challenge yourselves in the newly  opened "Mysteria Ruins,"  yeah  when
    I say "challenge" I MEAN IT,  you  will  be  mentally  and   physically
    challenged,  top that with loads of cussing/swearing and bucketloads of
    frustration cause if I am not wrong if you leave the Ruins at any given
    floors you'll have to start back again at Square One! I could be wrong?
    And  it's  your  job to correct me,  cause I was all "DAMN IT!  I'm not
    going back up there again"  cause I left the Ruins on the 2nd floor  to
    take a ~*Piss*~. And I believe the Ruins have about 20 Floors?

02. Play over Wi-Fi; no need explanation, also because I don't Wi-Fi,  it's
    a waste of time...  No, actually I'm just a bitter person cause I don't
    have access to Wi-Fi at home and all  hotspots  in  my  area  denied me
    entry into their network;  do you have to be over 18 to access Wi-Fi or
    what? Damn, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi = Waffles! Hmmmmm! :9

03. Partake  in "Intermission" you know you want to; you get to see Lucia's
    in  a  "Hot  Spring,"  all  you  crazy  fangirls  can see Alph and Leon
    shirtless and you can learn  a  thing or two on how  to  be a  ... from
    Nikolai.  And  out of all these "Intermission Ending's" I prefer Vivi's
    the best. Oh! You actually start from where you left off, so if  you've
    Lucia's heart at half-full, fill it all UP, UP, UP!

04. Spend all your money on stupid things like "ViTonics" and "CatHoods" or
    go  to  the  "Witch Village" and get all the Vitaes appraised... You're
    rich  and  famous, now lead the lifestyle of a spendthrift, yeah I said
    it.

05. Play all over  again  from "scratch!" Yeah, the developers all think it
    would  be  funny  to let you go through the game again albeit this time
    STRONGA THAN EVA!  I tell ya, you'll feel  like  you're GOD!  All   the
    baddies you come across will be like what? Lvl. 3 to 5 and here you are
    talking  a  stroll  in  the  park at Lvl. 99! (or insert your last high
    level here). PWNZ!

06. Gather  all  the  healers  in  the  game  and  position them in a 4 x 4
    formation and start  ~hEaLiNg~  each other,  for every ~mAgIc~ you cast
    you earn 30 Experience!   Be  careful  not  to overcast, or you'll find
    yourself  wrapped  in  a  ~*PrOtEcTiVe BaRriEr*~...   It's so bizarre I
    cannot explain this amazing phenomenon. Maybe you're loved?... :')

07. Do you know you get to listen to  all  the  BGM and Voice-Acting in the
    game? I suggest you go to EXTRA > LOAD A SAVE FILE > SOUND TEST > VOICE
    now scroll over to number... 

    #1624: On repeat
    #1617: Awww! I feel sooo HaWwT!~~ Wooo~
    #1615: On repeat.
    #1614: This is better than the "F" word.
    #1602: -
    #1542: I played this in public, and everyone stared at me :X
    #1157: On repeat please.
    #1106: GOLD!
  
    AND the only Music worth playing is #5.

Have fun :)

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###################
DEBATE CORNER [DC*]
###################

I  got bored,  so I compiled a couple of things that bothered me about  the
game:

DEBATE #01: WHO ARE YOU?!
And so it's  inevitable  that Lucia  had to use the  "Over Flash"  to  save
everyone and their mom from the menace that is Zehaal, the very same divine
entity  that  created  the  humans.  So  if  Zehaal created the humans, who
created  the planet?  And if the planet created the Witches,  WHO  ARE  THE
WITCHES?  Why are there no origin on all of these weird  things?  Maybe the
game  did  covered  these topics  in one of their lengthy conversations, or
perhaps in one of the town's library but I doubt it.

What? You don't know what's origin? It's something like where I come  from,
and what's my story.  So on and so forth.  Replying with something like  "I
come from my mother's womb" is invalid.

DEBATE #02: HOW IT ALL HAPPENED?
Everything has a beginning yah!?! It can't be that the planet sensed danger
and  decided to spawn out hot witches out of its core and then  go back  to
sleep right? And then the planet sensed danger again, and again the  planet
spawn out hot witches and go back to sleep. What gives? What kind of planet
make hot witches anyway?

DEBATE #03: WHO ARE YOU AGAIN?!
According to  Cecille she have memories of the PREVIOUS Twilight Witch thus
allowing her to remember things from the past,  something  like  1000 years
back that's quite a feat huh? But is also kind of dumb. Cause if you're not
gonna  elaborate any further than just  "It's  a  memory  from the previous
Witch," there's just no point mentioning it at all.

THIS IS NOT A DEBATE
Anyway,  a fellow gamer (Hai Xin Jiang)  e-mailed  me  one day asking about
something regarding L.A. I forgot what's the topic exactly but it spiralled
and mutated into a lot of things and topic.  It was so interesting  I  lost
about  a  week's  worth  of  sleep  cause  I  sat  in  front of my computer
refreshing my Inbox every 2 seconds expecting an e-mail from her to arrive.
But it never came I was so depressed I lost another week's worth of  sleep,
and nah I'm just kidding! HAHAHA!

Now,  now,  don't be mad I seem to be goofing around a lot.  Yeah,  yeah we
were  talking about how Lucia suddenly appeared out of nowhere at the  end,
considering  the  fact  that  they  (the developers/creators/whoever it may
concerned) were obviously trying to make the players think Lucia's dead.

But our conversation mutated into something we can never figure out:

DEBATE #04: WHERE WERE YOU?! 
Where was Lucia the whole time (during the ending),  why the frickin'  Hell
does everyone acted like Lucia's gone or something? And then Theo mentioned
about  how  Lucia  was  with  them the whole time. And then everyone gather
in the forest to have tea and crumpets,  AND  THEN  Lucia  appeared  asking
how's everyone?!

LET'S TALK NONSENSE WITH DEFUNCT32:
Your opinion?  E-Mail me if you want,  if you're like us who are baffled by
this game's amazingness then please let us know,  we  don't  like being the
only one. All are welcome: Hate Mail, Love Mail, Diss Mail, Piss Mail,  the
only thing not allowed -- Junk Mail.

Okay! Bye.

Oh!  I almost forgot my E-Address,  you're probably lazy to scroll down all
the way, it's: defunct 32 let's talk nonsense @hotmail . com, NO SPACES AND
PLEASE  remove  "let's talk nonsense"  in the mailing address and put it in
the SUBJECT BOX instead, thank you!

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   E  X  T  R  A  S  [03^]

   Welcome  to  the EXTRAS section of the FAQ,  you'll  see  a full list of
   Spells, Skills and Flash Drives  to name a few, the only thing I did not
   cover is VITAES IMBUING, I think a fellow gamer already got that covered
   and besides,  no offense,  who imbues anyway?  I know I didn't and don't
   try to convince me otherwise. ._.

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############
SPELLS [SP$]
############

Each  and  every  one  of the characters in L.A. will have a set of special
skills  and/or magic, these are gained by leveling up. So it pays to  level
grind, you will be killing so many birds with one stone:

 o Money, money, money.
 o You get to be much stronger.
 o Gains new skills and magics.
 o Enjoy Intermission w/ characters.
 o Get Spoils/items, (save even more money).

Oh!  I've  given this whole segment/section (Spells/Skills/etc) a new look,
it  look  more  "occupied"  now, the previous one felt kind of spacious and
empty. Hope you like it.

...........................................................................

 o CECILLE (PRIEST)
   Cecille  specializes in healing magic,  during her  Priestess days,  she
   only  had  one  offensive  spell;  Aqua.  As  you  would have guessed  a
   Priestess is not someone who should be  gung-hoing  at  the front  line,
   keep her  away  in the rear but close enough to be in range to heal  her
   comrades.  Her  last  three  slots (I think) are not really EMPTY, but I
   believe carries the same last three spells as Mel: Revive, Ice Crush and
   Salvation. But I didn't level Cecille as a Priestess long enough to know
   the outcome.

   NAME               LEVEL               NAME               LEVEL
   Aid                Default             Revive             29
   Aqua               6                   EMPTY
   Cure               4                   EMPTY
   Heal               22                  EMPTY

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 o TWILIGHT/DARK WITCH
   Being the Twilight Witch is in fact the best thing to happen to Cecille,
   among all the Witches in L.A. she's the only one (IMHO) to have a pretty
   amazing magic line-up. Her Culling spell will obliterate any foes in  an
   instant; provided her level is higher than the victim's.

   NAME               LEVEL               NAME               LEVEL
   HealAll            Default             Abyss              Default
   Restore            Default             Magic UP           38
   Cure               Default             Culling            43
   Dark               Default             Nightfall          48

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 o HEATH (ARC KNIGHT)
   Heath's  not  exactly a spellcaster, he's more of a skill user,  so  you
   won't see much. So please don't expect anything groundbreaking or out of
   this world magic from him.

   *Heath  will  leave the party due to unforseen circumstances,  but  will
    rejoin your company again together with Atk DOWN and Drang.

   NAME               LEVEL
   Sturm              Default
   Atk DOWN           Rejoin*
   Drang              Rejoin

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 o NIKOLAI (SAVANT)
   Supporting the party is what Nikolai excel at! With all the  UP, UP,  UP
   in his magic list,  there's no doubt you'd want to keep  Nikolai  around
   at  all  times...  THAT  if  you can tolerate his godawful voice-acting.
   Remember  that  scene  I told you earlier? Something about being trapped
   inside a burning building... Tell me about it?

   NAME               LEVEL               NAME               LEVEL
   Atk UP             Default             MindWipe           46
   Guard UP           Default             AssWipe            Just Kidding
   Speed UP           18
   Res UP             34

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 o MEL (TORRENT/WATER WITCH)
   Mel's magic lies with water,  and water in Luminous Arc is the symbol of
   healing and rejuvenation,  so yeah you got it  Mel  have a fair share of
   both  offensive and healing spells at her disposal.  Salvation being her
   best  (healing) magic spell.  If Cecille were to stay as a Priestess w/o
   awakening her Witches power, both Mel and Cecille will probably have the
   same magic line-up.

   NAME               LEVEL               NAME               LEVEL
   Aid                Default             Hail               30
   Aqua               Default             Revive             35
   Cure               Default             Ice Crush          40
   Heal               Default             Salvation          45

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 o VIVI (SKY/WIND/SLUMBER WITCH)
   Vivi  sports  a  couple of both supportive & offensive spells though her
   lineup  may not be something to write home about.  Her  impressive speed
   and high movement range makes up for the lack of stellar magic  line-up.
   In other words just use her as a decoy to lure and trap your enemies.

   Vivi also excels at being lazy.

   NAME               LEVEL               NAME               LEVEL
   WindSlash          Default             Speed UP           32
   Tech UP            Default             Spd DOWN           37
   Venom              Default             RageWind           42
   Gale               Default             Tornado            47

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 o LUCIA (DAWN/LIGHT WITCH)
   One thing to note about Lucia is that: she's isn't very good with  magic
   her offensive spells are weak, but her healing powers are something  you
   should be proud of. HealBomb and Revive are two of her best spells. Pair
   her up with Cecille and Mel and you'll have the T.S.H.O. TRINITY SISTERS
   HEALING ORGANIZATION  specializing  in top-notch,  high-quality  healing
   aids for everyone and their mom.

   NAME               LEVEL               NAME               LEVEL
   Shine              Default             LightWave          28
   Aid                Default             HealBomb           35
   Shut Up!           20                  Revive             42
   Heal               20                  SunFlare           49

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 o POLLON (KOOSANYA)
   Majority of  Pollon's  spells  are made up of offensive magic.  He's not
   really all that great magically.  And  I'm kind of lazy trying to  level
   this f----r up! All his attack misses and don't try to tell me otherwise
   I ain't listening.

   Waste of my time and space. Screw this biatch!

   NAME               LEVEL
   Heatwave           Default
   Hail               Default
   Gale               Default
   VineGrab           Default

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 o MAVI (NATURE/EARTH WITCH)
   Use Mavi for her fist not her magic.  She's really,  really weak in this
   department even borrowing the powers of  Mother Earth  doesn't earn  her
   much point or credit.

   NAME               LEVEL               NAME               LEVEL
   Thorn              Default             DreamGas           32
   Guard UP           Default             Paralyze           37
   TechDOWN           Default             MindWipe           42
   VineGrab           Default             GaiaRage           47

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 o CLAIRE (THUNDER WITCH)
   The only Witch to have the highest Magic Stat, she can deliver the  hurt
   with her spells if  you're facing against foes who have weak  resistance
   than dispatching them with Claire's magic is recommended.

   NAME               LEVEL               NAME               LEVEL
   Sturm              Default             RES Down           Default
   Atk DOWN           Default             Heal               40
   Mag DOWN           Default             MagBlock           44
   Drang              Default             VoltStorm          48

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 o VANESSA (IMMOLATION/FIRE WITCH)
   Vanessa's pretty much like Mavi but I'd like to see her as a little more
   balanced between  magical and  offense (perhaps defense as well?)  she's
   quite the all-around individual. Her fire spells are pretty damaging.

   Though  sadly  you  don't get to use Vanessa much, cause she likes to do
   things  her  own way which results in her leaving your party a couple of
   times. By the time she returned, it's already almost the end of the game
   use her to go through the Mysteria Ruins instead.

   NAME               LEVEL               NAME               LEVEL
   Flame              Default             Seduce             Default
   Atk UP             Default             Res UP             Default
   GuardDOWN          Default             AtkBlock           Rejoin
   Heatwave           Default             Hellfire           48

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############
SKILLS [SK$]
############

Each  and  every  one of the characters in L.A. will have a set of  special
skills  and/or  magic, these are gained by leveling up. So it pays to level
grind, you will be killing so many birds with one stone:

 o Money, money, money.
 o You get to be much stronger.
 o Gains new skills and magics.
 o Enjoy Intermission w/ characters.
 o Get Spoils/items, (save money).

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 o ALPH (RIFLEMAN)
   This  is  the  first  time  I've heard of a RIFLEMAN class/job in an RPG
   usually  it's  either HUNTER/GUNNER or something like that, but RIFLEMAN
   sounds kind of... odd? Anyway! Seeing from his skill set there's "RIFLE"
   "SHOTGUN"  and  "MAGNUM"  so  from  here  we can conclude: Alph actually
   carries  around  3  types  of  gun/rifle/whatever  whenever he goes into
   battle? Interesting... Imagine the weight he has to shoulder?!

   RIFLE  is GOOD at the beginning of the game, but as the story progresses
   other  gun  skills  will take its place, SHOTGUN for example is great if
   you're  trying  to  hurt  the  enemy  who are formed in a + shape, while
   MAGNUM  deals  a  medium to large amount of HP to a single target. Quite
   a  variety  but not really a whole lot. Since Alph is the main character
   and is not removable might as well make good use of the guy right?

   Where  it  says  "EMPTY,"  he will not gain any skills. It's meant to be
   for the new class to take over.

   NAME               LEVEL               NAME               LEVEL
   Rifle              3                   Flechette          23
   Chasm              8                   EMPTY
   Shotgun            13                  EMPTY
   Magnum             18                  EMPTY

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 o RYM HERO
   Accompanying  all of Alph's previous gun skills are "RymShld," "RymCure"
   and  "RymWall" the 3 Special Rym Hero's Skills. RYMSHLD protects an ally
   from  physical attack for 3 turns, RYMCURE heals for a massive amount of
   HP  and  RYMWALL  prevents any incoming magic attack. Cool? I thought it
   was dull and mediocre. So much for being the Rym Hero, Alph.

   NAME               LEVEL
   RymShld            Default
   RymCure            37
   RymWall            41

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 o THEO (ARCHER/RYM GUARDIAN)
   ............. No matter how many words I try to string together, I still
   cannot  form  a  sentence  to describe the Skills this guy possessed. Ok
   let's  start  with FOCUS if my memory is still fresh FOCUS is actually a
   normal  physical  attack  but WITH INCREASED DAMAGE, That's it. I forgot
   what  TRICKSHOT  does, while FIRSTAID may sound helpful it's more suited
   for gaining EXP for Theo. Most of the time when I have this guy around I
   only  use  him  for  back  up  and  to provide items for any of my other
   characters who may in need of VitaMints etc.

   Even when he transformed into a RYM GUARDIAN Theo still sucks.

   AIMING, PURESHOT, RPDBREAK and BROSWORD are just fillers.

   NAME               LEVEL               NAME               LEVEL
   Focus              4                   Aiming             28
   TrickShot          10                  PureShot           34
   FirstAid           16                  RpdBreak           40
   StunShot           22                  BroSword           46

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 o LEON (FIGHTER/SWORDMASTER)
   Leon  is one of the strongest melee fighter you'll ever have in Luminous
   Arc  Skills  like CHARGE, X-SLASH. FPCHARGE and HOUNDCLAW are deadly, my
   favourite combination is always CHARGE + X-SLASH during the early stages
   of  the  game,  when  you've reached level 38 that's when you'll replace
   X-SLASH  with  the  most  damaging skill exclusively to Leon only... THE
   HOUNDCLAW.  Even  better when you fully charge your FP with FPCHARGE and
   then  activating  the  CHARGE skill and unleash that together with "BURN
   DRIVE" = CRAZY DAMAGE.

   I'm  not  sure  if effects will stack, but you can try CHARGE + ATK UP +
   X-SLASH/HOUNDCLAW or FD'S BURN DRIVE.

   SKYFIRE, BREAKTHRU & FINALREST are useless.

   NAME               LEVEL               NAME               LEVEL
   Charge             Default             FinalRest          26
   Breakthru          6                   FPCharge           36
   X-Slash            11                  HoundClaw          41
   SkyFire            16

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 o HEATH (ARC. KNIGHT)
   Heath's  HolyPride  skill  gotta be the best it's like the spell "Mighty
   Guard" from the  FF series, his ability to skew through two enemies in a
   row and decent stats are all awesome.

   NAME               LEVEL               NAME               LEVEL
   PwrThrust          6                   HolyPride          45
   PileBunker         8
   Crusader           Rejoin
   Protector          Rejoin

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 o SAKI (NINJA)
   FireCard,  VoltCard,  SpdJutsu?  What's  all  these? Saki's in my humble
   opinion  is one of the most useless characters in the game saves for her
   speed  and  ability  to attack two panels away. Now tell me this: what's
   the point of casting SpdJutsu when you're already ahead of everyone? And
   what's  the  purpose of FireCard/Voltcard   when you're never originally
   magic inclined? Burn in Hell Saki!

   NAME               LEVEL               NAME               LEVEL
   FireCard           Default             TechJutsu          25
   VoltCard           Default             Mugen              31
   SpdJutsu           Default
   ChiStrike          17

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 o NIKOLAI (SAVANT)
   Nikolai is more apt at supporting the party than being offensive, though
   I give credit for his range attack and high damage. You'll find yourself
   using his Support Skills more than anything else.

   NAME               LEVEL
   Eye Shot           Default
   HeadShot           23
   BloodShot          39

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 o POLLON (KOOSANYA)
   I don't wanna talk about it.

   NAME               LEVEL
   Banzai!            Default
   OH YEAH!           36

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 o KAI (SAMURAI)
   Just  think of Kai as a better version of that horrible Saki, in term of
   battle  Kai's way superior in my humble opinion though I am not too fond
   of his skills variety.

   NAME               LEVEL               NAME               LEVEL
   Ittou              Default             Sanpoin            Default
   Senkogeki          Default
   Kagebana           Default
   Maizuru            Default

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#################
FLASH DRIVE [FD$]
#################

Flash Drive are like the Final Fantasy series' "limit break" there will  be
a bar that you will need to fill up before you can execute the Drive,  also
new  FDs  are earned by leveling up. To fill up your bar, you either  WAIT,
or KILL an opponent this is what I've noticed so far. (can anyone  verify?)

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 o ALPH (RIFLEMAN)

   NAME               LEVEL
   Burst Attack       Default
   Mach Slash         27

   (RYM HERO)

   NAME               LEVEL
   Rym Shot           Default
   Rym Blast          Default
   Draco Blaster      44

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 o THEO (RYM GUARDIAN)

   NAME               LEVEL
   Draco Claw         Storyline
   Draco Crash        19
   Draco Break        37

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 o LEON (FIGHTER)

   NAME               LEVEL
   Edge Slash         ?????
   Burning Leo        23
   Burn Drive         38

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 o CECILLE (PRIEST)

   NAME               LEVEL
   Holy Tear          7
   Arc Light          ?????

   (TWILIGHT WITCH)

   NAME               LEVEL
   Horn Swing         Default
   Rolling Horn       Defailt
   Cyclone Jump       45

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 o SAKI (NINJA)

   NAME               LEVEL
   Tateenzan          Default
   Getouenzan         27

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 o NIKOLAI (SAVANT)

   NAME               LEVEL
   Y Shot             Default
   Snooze Arrow       28
   Tranq Dart         41

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 o MEL (TORRENT WITCH)

   NAME               LEVEL
   Rainfall           Default
   Icicle Drop        33
   Cold Justice       44

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 o VIVI (SKY WITCH)

   NAME               LEVEL
   Duke Snipe         Default
   Lamp Bazooka       Default
   Rokit Loncha       44

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 o LUCIA (DAWN WITCH)

   NAME               LEVEL
   Over Shine         20
   Photon Burst       32
   Sun Cross          46

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 o POLLON (KOOSANYA)

   NAME               LEVEL
   Sword Dance        Default
   ShiningSword       35

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 o MAVI (NATURE WITCH)

   NAME               LEVEL
   Magnum Fist        Default
   Beatdown           Default
   Tiger Fang         45

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 o KAI (SAMURAI)

   NAME               LEVEL
   Sanpujin           Default
   Reppueenzan        Default
   Rambuzan           45

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 o CLAIRE (THUNDER WITCH)

   NAME               LEVEL
   Electroblast       Default
   JupiterLance       Default
   Arc Spark          45

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 o VANESSA (WITCH OF FIRE)

   NAME               LEVEL
   Flare Blade        Default
   Queen Blade        Default
   Mega Phoenix       45

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 o HEATH (ARC KNIGHT)

   NAME               LEVEL
   Pierce Rush        Default
   Bolt Impact        Default
   Knight Honor       41

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#############
SYNERGY [SY$]
#############

Synergy are story-based skills, meaning you don't earn them by leveling  up
instead  you  earn them as you progresses through the story. You need MAXED
Flash  Points  (3/3)  for both persons to execute their Synergy, best to be
*right next to each other to execute*.

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  +-----------------------------------+
  | ALPH & LUCIA (WITCH & THE DRAGON) |
  +-----------------------------------+
  |    SYNERGY NAME: SHINING RAY      |
  +-----------------------------------+
  | You earn this Synergy in Chapter  |
  | 17: "A Hero's Awakening"          |
  +-----------------------------------+

  +-----------------------------------+
  | CECILLE & SAKI (NINJA & THE WITCH)|
  +-----------------------------------+
  |     SYNERGY NAME: LILY RONDO      |
  +-----------------------------------+
  | You earn this Synergy in Chapter  |
  | 18: "Like, an Angel?"             |
  +-----------------------------------+

  +-----------------------------------+
  |   HEATH & KAI (THE HOLY KNIGHTS)  |
  +-----------------------------------+
  |     SYNERGY NAME: HOLY KNIGHTS    |
  +-----------------------------------+
  | You earn this Synergy in Chapter  |
  | 19: "Altar of Souls"              |
  +-----------------------------------+

  +-----------------------------------+
  |   LEON & NIKOLAI (SECRET LOVERS)  |
  +-----------------------------------+
  |    SYNERGY NAME: RIVAL STRIKE     |
  +-----------------------------------+
  | You earn this Synergy in Chapter  |
  | 20: "Lion's Pride"                |
  +-----------------------------------+

  +-----------------------------------+
  |   ALPH & THEO (DRAGON BROTHERS)   |
  +-----------------------------------+
  |    SYNERGY NAME: RYM'S IMPACT     |
  +-----------------------------------+
  | You earn this Synergy in Chapter  |
  | 21: "Holy Eclipse"                |
  +-----------------------------------+

  +-----------------------------------+
  |     7 WITCHES (PLANET'S HOPE)     |
  +-----------------------------------+
  |    SYNERGY NAME: RAINBOW ARRAY    |
  +-----------------------------------+
  | You earn this Synergy in Chapter  |
  | 22: "Round Table Council"         |
  +-----------------------------------+

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################
SIDEQUESTS [SQ$]
################

There are a total of 11 Sidequests, contributed by the amazing people  from
Gamespot/FAQs, this is not done by me but by these amazing group of gamers.

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CONTRIBUTORS/CREDITS:
01. Furio
02. A Novel Idea
03. EARTHBOUNDMASTER
04. BiosZero
05. monkeyboyrobot
06. CiprianoMcDohl
07. Isq86
08. sarcasteak
09. Liltux27
10. alpha816
11. Excalibur

Special thanks to Furio for e-mailing me the information! Also a big  thank
you to everyone who has also contributed.

NOTE:
Furio said and I quote:

"Basically  all  the  info  you  need  to know is that they are numbered AS
NUMBERED  IN  THE CHAPTER GALLERY in the extras menu, not in the order that
they happen in-game. All sidequests can be done during the chapters listed.
Any sidequest can also be completed during new game plus."

Format as follow:

 o NAME (WHO'S INVOLVED IN A PARTICULAR SIDEQUEST)
 o WHICH CHAPTER IT WILL HAPPEN
 o WHAT YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO DO
 o BATTLE LOCATION

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 o THEO & LEON
 o CHAPTER 22 - 25
 o CARWEE, RIVER TOWN
 o SPEAK WITH THE GROCER
 o GO TO "MOUNTAIN PATH"

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 o KAI
 o CHAPTER 22 - 25
 o HOLY CONGRESS, EASTERN BRANCH
 o SPEAK WITH THE KNIGHT
 o GO TO "WAHL PLAINS"

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 o MEL
 o CHAPTER 22 - 25
 o PORT TOWN ADWEST
 o SPEAK WITH THE SAILOR
 o GO TO "WHITTAS SHORE"

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 o HEATH
 o CHAPTER 22 - 25
 o MADRASTA, TOWN OF SCRIPTURES
 o GO TO LEASTRE BRIDGE

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 o POLLON & VIVI
 o CHAPTER 22 - 25
 o WITCH VILLAGE
 o SPEAK WITH POLLON
 o GO TO WEST LIYELLA VOLCANO

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 o MAVI
 o CHAPTER 18 - 25
 o PORT TOWN RIDGET
 o SPEAK WITH MAVI
 o GO TO PALU FOREST

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 o VIVI
 o CHAPTER 18
 o INDUSTRIAL VILLAGE DOTRUVAR
 o SPEAK WITH VIVI
 o GO TO MAGICAL FOREST (2 BATTLE AWAITS)
 o BATTLE STRATEGY AVAILABLE, COPY + PASTE [VV&]

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 o CECILLE
 o CHAPTER 9 - 12 ONLY
 o INDUSTRIAL VILLAGE DOTRUVAR
 o SPEAK WITH CECILLE
 o GO TO HOLY GARDEN - EVER GARDEN
 o BATTLE STRATEGY AVAILABLE, COPY + PASTE [CC&]

 ADDITIONAL NOTE FROM FURIO:
 "Be  sure to activate this quest ASAP, and it should probably be completed
 during  chapter 11  to  be safe, Talk to Cecille; this option is available
 before advancing the story, and only for a very limited time afterwards"

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 o SAKI
 o CHAPTER 24 - 25
 o LAKESIDE TOWN JEIDATH
 o GO TO SAN BLANC SHORE

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 o HEATH, LEON, KAI, POLLON, MAVI
 o CHAPTER 22 ONLY
 o HOLY CONGRESS, EASTERN BRANCH
 o SPEAK WITH THE KNIGHT
 o GO TO EURUS WAY

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 o NIKOLAI
 o CHAPTER 23 - 25
 o HOLY STATUE AT PARNUS
 o SPEAK WITH THE PRAYING WOMAN
 o GO TO RING END FALLS

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#######################
PLAYER'S STRATEGY [PS$]
#######################

Player's Strategy is where you the players submit your own strategy to help
other  players  overcome  certain  map of the game. If my tips sucks *ahem*.
This is the alternative choice. Newest strategies can be found at the top.

Submitted By: Victoria Chow
Regarding: Leveling Up Strategy [LS&]
.....................................

1. Go to Leastre Bridge. (I think that's the name)

2. Choose  8  of  your party members, i would choose 4 healers (Mel, Lucia,
   Cecille, Theo) and then the rest is up to you. But BRING 8 PEOPLE.

3. Lead your 4 fighters to the front, blocking the enemies entrance to your
   spammin' healers.

4. Healers - Heal for Levels, Fighters - Fight for....um..levels?

5. Heal. Your. Enemies. This gives you more time to keep on healing, gain
   more levels.

Submitted By: Axeile XL
Regarding: Leveling Up Guide [LU&]
..................................

Hi!  I just finished reading your guide for Luminous Arc =D and I'd like to
contribute  a  little  'strategy'  (for  lack  of  a better word) for level
grinding, if it's ok with you!
 
Well,  here's what I do.  I  stay  in  the  battle map  and leave aside one
near-death enemy and have a buff party. This can happen in any battle, both
world map and chapter battles. However for attackers (Alph, Leon, Kai) with
no  or  lame  buffs, they have to fight. So choose a noob map, with enemies
that  you  can  OHKO  with  normal attack (don't use skills, it wastes time
scrolling through the menus and sometimes the game lags bad!).  The minimum
exp  gained  on KO is 6. So for example, if you're level 40, lvl 35 and lvl
20  enemies have no exp difference.  However,  you  may not OHKO the lvl 35
ones, so don't waste double the time.
 
1) For pre-RymHero Alph, he should repeatedly solo a map. He's the ONLY one
   with  no  buffs so he should have more priority. After he changes class,
   he can spam RymCure on someone. His MP should be enough for 3 or 4 casts
   (can't remember),  and  that's near one level. When he's less than 30exp
   TNL, use MagiMint to give him 5exp each time until he levels up.

2) Theo can spam FirstAid. When he's <30exp TNL, use Focus instead until he
   levels up.

3) Leon has Charge, so he's better off than pre-RymHero Alph but it's still
   a sad 5exp.  Bring  him  in  to  every training battle but don't let him
   attack.  You can bring Leon in with Alph. Since Alph doesn't have buffs,
   he needs the kills. Leon can scoot off to one side and spam Charge.

4) Saki  has  Spd and TechJutsu, similar case to Leon. I stopped using her,
   she's bloody weak anyway.

5) Kai  is  a  similar  case with Maizuru. (Btw, his last skill is awesome.
   Currently he hits for 800~ hp).

5) Nikolai, Heath, Cecille, Lucia, Mel, Mavi, Claire all have buffs.  Abuse
   them!

6) For  Vivi, Pollon, Vanessa, uh, I don't use them at all. Vivi and Pollon
   remained  at  lvl  30  throughout  the game, and I leveled Vanessa to 43
   before  I  gave  up  on  her  as  too  weak.  That's probably because my
   attackers  were  around  45-50  and  my  witches were around 55. So when
   Vanessa  arrived  with  a  level of 42.... -.- and when I compare her to
   Cecille's Culling.... -.-
 
1 to 6  is  the  rough  plan for individual characters. The big picture is,
 
i) Alph should solo a map with Leon/Kai buffing in a corner.

ii) Leon/Kai should solo a map with Kai/Leon buffing in a corner.

iii) Repeat  until your attackers are at a respectable level (this may take
     a while, be patient!). 

iv) Bring  in  the  witches  and  Theo/Nikolai/Heath  (you have to pick and
    choose to fit in 8)  and  have  your ATTACKERS (Alph, Leon, Kai) defeat
    most  of  the  enemies, leaving one near-death but not dead enemy. Your
    witches  and men shouldn't move at all. They have buffs which give them
    a  whooping 30exp each time, so DON'T ever let them steal the 6exp that
    your  3  attackers  so  badly need.  Keep buffing each other, and the 2
    attackers  can  also buff themselves, especially if their exp is around
    70. 6 rounds  of  Charge and Maizuru is actually quite tolerable.  Keep
    doing so until you're  satisfied then kill the enemy. I usually stay in
    there until everyone is nowhere near the next level.

v) You  can  repeat  the  same  thing  if  you  want  to  train  your other
   witches/men  who  didn't  get  picked  the  first  round.  But your main
   attackers  (Alph,  Leon,  Kai)  should  ALWAYS be in there coz they need
   the kills.

vi) After  Alph  learns  the  3  buffs  in Chapter 17, he can join the buff
    party!  Always,  ALWAYS  use  up his MP near the end of the battle, and
    don't  let  his MP go to waste. Before the last monster gets killed, he
    will  always cast RymCure on SOMEBODY to get that 30 exp. If his exp is
    like,  80,  eat  MagiMint  to level up. Then continue casting RymCure!!
    Alph  is  the  protagonist in this game, you need to give him priority!
    You  shouldn't  run  out  of money or herbs anyway. In fact, I've NEVER
    used  those  herbs  for  their actual purposes. Lol. I only use them to
    get the 5exp.
 
That's  pretty  much  it.  My  party  consists of 4 attackers and 4 witches
(Alph,  Leon,  Kai, Heath, Cecille, Lucia, Claire, Mel). Cecille was lvl 51
when  she became the Twilight Witch in Chapter 18, which means my attackers
were  around  40  odd,  coz  my  witches  are  about  10 levels ahead of my
attackers.  I'm  now near the end of Chapter 21 (looking forward to Life of
Kopin) and my party is like so: Alph 51, Leon 50, Kai 50, Heath 51, Cecille
60,  Lucia  61, Claire 61, Mel 61. I normally train 5 levels in 2 chapters.

I think.  I  like  multiples  of 5 ^^. And I don't like Mavi. 1) I hate the
color green,  2)  she looks all bundled up in that green garment like a bug
in a cocoon,  3)  she  looks  hunchback in battle 4) i hate her battle cry.
Ok, now that rant was totally random. =X

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Submitted By: Billy Mcdoodle
Regarding: Vivi's Sidequest "Shadow Vivi [VV&]
..............................................

It's me again. Here's some more Strategies for the side-quests. This is the
Vivi one.
 
Note:  This is another rough  side-quest.  Make sure your  character are at
Level 40.  It's also good to  have  Vivi around level 43.  Also, bring some
Deaddler.

Before the First Battle,  Vivi is  alone in the  woods,  and encounters the
"voice of the planet".  Apparantly  the planet thinks that Vivi is too lazy
and  isn't fufilling her role as a witch, and creates a "shadow" version of
Vivi to try to off her. Enter Battle 1.
 
You'll notice the field is the same as the first time you fought Vivi. This
time,  It's Vivi vs. Shadow Vivi.  This  is  why  you want Vivi to be above
level  40, as Shadow Vivi is level 40.  My Vivi was around 43, and was able
to  handle this fight  no problem.  Shadow Vivi has weak Resistance,  while
Vivi  has high resistance.  So,  you basically want to move in as close  as
possible,  and  cast Gale like crazy. Use the occasional vitonic as needed,
but you should be able to waste Shadow Vivi in no time.
 
Another  Cutscene,  apparantly  Shadow  Vivi hasn't learned her lesson, and
wants another fight. She rants on about Witches being tools for the planet,
and is about to attack again when the Calvary (or your party, works out the
same I suppose :D) arrive to assist. More dialouge, the witches (except for
Mavi,  which  I  found  a  tad  odd)  all move to protect Vivi, and round 2
begins.
 
You  have to use Vivi,  Lucia, Mel and Claire.  This leaves  4  more slots.
You're going to want a team with high resistance. I choose Alph, Theo, Saki
and Cecile. It's really your choice, but you're going to want Cecile at the
very least.  You're going  to  need  to heal a lot. On average, my team was
around level 40.
 
So,  the enemy has about 6-7 kopins, level 40, and Shadow Vivi at level 42.
Naturally, you're with your back against the wall, surronded. What's really
annoying  about  this  mission, is the fact that the Kopin's know RageWind,
which confuses people. Also, Shadow Vivi now knows Tornado.
 
So,  the strategy?  Rushing isn't a good thing, and you don't want to split
up,  contrary  to  the typical opinion of fighting magic casters. The Kopin
are  in pairs, and they can dish out a good deal of damage, as well as take
some hits.  Add  the  fact  that  they  can confuse you, your party will be
decimated.
 
It's  better  to  group up. You got 3 healers on the field, so spam healing
spells like crazy.  I  started  the  battle by giving FP-Maxes to Lucia and
Alph,  and unleashed a Shining Ray on the Kopin, which did cripple a few of
them,  as well as half Shadow Vivi's health. You will probably want Vivi to
move  ahead of the group,  to  try  to  take  some brunt of the spells, but
that's  only if she's at a high level (45-ish). Have the rest of your party
start taking out the kopin, little by little.
 
Results will vary, I lost Theo, Alph and Saki during the fight, leaving the
witches  on  the  field. Fortunately, the high resistance/high magic (cause
the  buggers  seemed  weak to magic, which I find odd). Fortunately, Claire
and  Vivi  were  able  to  knock  out the  Kopin and Shadow Vivi, while the
healers healed, or occasionally blasted the enemy if they got too close.
 
All  in  all,  it's  a  rough battle. Took me a few times to come up with a
working strategy. Shining Ray really helped to deter some of the kopin, but
if  you  prefer using other FlashDrives, go ahead, though there's not going
to be a lot of level 3 ones at this stage.
 
In  the  end,  Shadow  Vivi delivers a warning to the witches that they are
tool  sand need to fufil their roles, and vanishes. Everyone is happy, Vivi
decides  to  not  be  quite  as  lazy,  and  then falls asleep. Nice little
adventure, eh?

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Submitted By: Billy Mcdoodle
Regarding: Cecille's Sidequest Moonherbs [CC&]
..............................................

Hi, I'm a Luminous Arc Fan myself, though I don't really use the forums  at
GameFAQS, though I love the site. I noticed that there isn't a guide that's
been fully completed yet, and I was hoping that I could help you finish  it
so others can enjoy it :D. I noticed your Side Quest Section is lacking any
battle strategy at all. I recently purhcased the game, so sadly I'm not too
far in, but I did recently beat the "Cecile" Side Quest (The one one  where
you are gathering Moonherbs and all for Theo's arm.

So, I thought I might be able to provide a brief synopsis of the Side Quest
as well as a battle overview. (By the way, I did access  this  quest  after
beating  chapter  9)  The  Quest  has  Cecile and Alph searching the nearby
forest  for Moonherbs in order to ease Theo's pain. A short dialouge occurs
where they remember doing the same thing during their childhood  when  Theo
had  a  fever.  (I  can  add more details if you want, but on-to the actual
battle strategy).
 
You  remember  the  Chapter 2 battle with Lucia and Alph, right? Well, this
battle  is  almost  exactly like that. Same battlefield, and same number of
people.  However,  this battle is stacked against you, especially if you're
doing  this  battle  right  out  of  chapter 9. It's Alph and Cecile in the
center (where Lucia and Alph were) against 3 Cockatrices (lv 22-23) located
on  the  east, south and West portions of the map (If you're looking at the
screen  at  a diagnol) and a Lv 24 Beheamoth on the North end. (In Layman's
terms, you're surronded ><'). For me, Alph was 24 and Cecile was 25. [Note,
when  I  give  directions, I am talking from the the map being diagnollaly.
South  is  the  very bottom of the map, North is the top, etc. Imagine that
the Compass Rose has been rotated so instead of aligning with the middle of
the sides of the map, it's pointing at the corners].
 
Before  we  actually  get to the battle, here's a few things to remember if
you're going in there at around my levels.

1) Cecile  is  going to die. It's as simple as that. She's too slow to keep
   up with the monsters, and she can't really dish out any damage  anyways.
   That means it's basically up to Alph.
 
2) You're  going  to  need to buff Alph as much as possible. He'll need the
   best  equipment,  and  some  decent  accesories.  I highly reccomend the
   LifeRing,  which  you  can  get  if  you max out either Theo or Heath at
   Intermission.  (Memory's a  tad rusty, sorry). That +50 HP and +20 Gaurd
   is  a  real  life  saver. It's also good to have some sort of MP booster
   as  well.  I  used  the  Amplifier, which you should be able to get from
   Cecile by maxing her out at Intermission, as it's +50 mp and +20 Resist.
 
3) Higher  Level healing items are reccomended here. Vitamins won't cut it.
   You're going to need some ViTonics here.
 
On  to  the  Battle  Strategy.  The only way to win is Hit-and-Run Tactics.
Magnum is your best friend here. At the start of the battle, Alph should be
around  the  third  to move. Position him to get within firing range of the
Beheamoth,  and  start  sniping  the  bugger. The Cockatrice are annoyances
compared  to the Beheamoth. The Cockatrice averaged 15-35 damage to me, the
Beheamoth did around 110 damage. 

Plus, it has pierce, so it's range is longer then the Cockatrice. Be warned
the  Beheamoth  is a tank, and it will take several turns to off him. While
you  are  concentrating  all your firepower on the Beheamoth, Cecile should
run  decoy  for  the  other  monsters.  You  can move her where you want, I
personally had her move NW, so that way the Beheamoth would try to off her.

Anyways,  she's basically live bait, so you can have her heal Alph if she's
within  distance  if  he's  taken  some damage. If not, just let her die in
peace.
 
By  the time that Alph get's his second turn, Cecile should be dead, so now
it's  time  to  "Flee  like  French"  (No  offense to any French people out
there.)  and  run  around the map, shooting the Beheamoth. It took me a few
tries  to get this to work, as a little luck is required. That and leveling
up during all this helped me reduce the need to use Healing items. 

Eventually,  the  Beheamoth  will  move too close for you to use Magnum, or
you'll  run  out of MP. You should switch over to Shotgun (or Flechette, if
you've  learned  it),  and  try  to  damage  the  Beheamoth and hopefully a
cockatrice who's next to it.
 
I can't  really  give  you exact advice, you'll have to work something out,
but  don't  get trapped by the monsters. I learned the hard way when the  3
Cockatrice  surronded  me.  This  actually  turned  out  to help me, as the
Beheamoth  decided  not  to  attack  at all. However, the Beheamoth by this
point  was  at  such a low health and my EXP was high enough so that when I
killed him with Rifle, I leveled up. If the situation hadn't been like that
I  probably  would  have died, or  been  stuck in an endless loop of trying
to  heal  myself.  So, while it magically worked for me, don't try to do it
yourself unless you're feeling lucky.
 
Once the Beheamoth is gone, the Cockatrice will be a piece of cake. Unleash
all  hell  on them, using Flash Drives, Remaining MP, and whatever else you
got  up your sleeve. You can even revive Cecile at this point, provided you
know  that  you're  a safe distance from the Cockatrice and they won't kill
her before she can heal. You don't have to, but I'm one of those people who
hate  to  see  their  characters die on the field like that. (Final Fantasy
Tactics Advance sorta gave me that habit)  Unfortunately, I forgot what the
rewards  were, but they probably weren't worth all this stress.  (Took me 5
times to work this out ><') Anyways,  you  do get the satisfaction that you
can  complete  the  game  with full stuff, and that little Theo will have a
pain  reliever.  That  and you get to watch a somewhat humorous anecdote of
Alph and Cecile's childhood.

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   L  E  F  T  O  V  E  R  S  [04^]

   All the extra baggage and whatnot, Questions & Answers, glitches, issues
   and all the wrongs in the game that  I could find,  gather, and  compile
   and then whine about it like as if the whole internet have offended me.

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#########################
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS [QA+]
#########################

Before  you submit anything please refer to the  Q & As below,  chances are
your  questions may have already been answered!  If it's not then feel free
to e-mail me,  while I don't claim to be an expert in this game,  I try  my
best to give a relevant and accurate answer.

All the questions  and  insults  below have been asked by real life friends
and by fellow gamers via e-mail.

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Q: this is ur first faq and your asian for real?

A: Yes!  But by now I already have about  3 FAQs,  1 completed,  2  are  in
   progress.

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Q: YOUR STRATEGIES SUCKS! *blablablablablablablablablablablablablablabla*

A: Go  jump  off  a  cliff  you  moron!  Yeah  I said it! I didn't spend an
   eternity  on this FAQ only to receive an e-mail emphasizing how sucky it
   was, no thanks!

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Q: does this game have summons like Shiva and Bahamut?

A: No!  If  the animations in this game are any indications at all? They're
   bound to make "summons" look cheap and dull. Only the FF series can pull
   off  amazing summons,  I mean look at  Final Fantasy Tactics:  Advance's
   TOTEMA and not forgetting Golden Sun! These two games rendered cool 2-D/
   psuedo-3-D animations pretty well on a handheld system that's supposedly
   weaker than the  DS which is the Gameboy Advance.  Marvelous Int/Image E
   take note please, learn a thing or two from Camelot and S-E.

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Q: when  you  start  a  new  game, you have to choose a "name" i think, the
   first  option  is  "legend"  and  there  are  6  or  8 total...  can you
   explain  what  these mean?  i  chose  "legend"...  if this is a  bother,
   that's ok! but if you could explain, i'd appreciate it!

A: About the name thing right, in later part of the game you'll be able  to
   imbue  your  equipments  with  Vitaes, Vitaes are necessary items you'll
   need  to  enhance your weapons and armors with. The only thing that will
   affect  the  name  choosing drama in the beginning are the Vitaes you'll
   receive  from  Master  Pa Pa  when you talk to him somewhere right after
   Chapter  14  or  so  I  think?  The  vitaes  he'll  give  you  will vary
   according  to  the  name  that you've chosen in the beginning. And to be
   honest,  I  don't know what will "Legend" net you later in the game, but
   I've heard if you picked  "Ephareal"  you'll get something good? I can't
   confirm 100% yet, cause I can't be bothered to imbue anyway. :P

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Q: I had a  question regarding  stats of the characters. Do they go up by a
   certain  number  for  each  level,  or  do  they increase  by  a certain
   percentage  based  on  the  current  number per level? I have a habit of
   overpowering  my  characters in encounters  before each chapter so I was
   wondering  if I  should  just level  them  up periodically and just wait
   until I can purchase  the best weapons in the game and then max them out
   ....Anyway thanks for any advance you can give me!

A: I believe the stats  go  up  by  a  certain  number,  it is not based on
   percentage or any other form of figures/calculations.
 
   Don't  worry  about  powerleveling,  just  be  sure  to  level  up after
   each  Chapter.   Preferably  3  to  4  level  up  will keep you in line.
   I've  to  add  that  this  game  is  really  easy  IF you have the right
   strategies,   and   you   level   up  prior  to  any  major  fight.  You
   shouldn't be facing too many problems. Have alot of ViTonics and healing
   items with you.

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Q: why call it "tips" and not "strategy?"

A: I call it whatever I want, damn it! Nah... :P I've reason:

   I  don't  want  to call it "strategy" cause I didn't think my so-called-
   strategy  is  all  that great, so this is why I called it "tips" :) just
   providing  you  with information on how to survive a map/battle, how you
   fight  is  your  own problem, I don't want to ask you to do this or that
   unless it really helps like Leon's "Charge" + "X-Slash/HoundClaw."

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Q: is this game like fft for the PS1?

A: NO! I  mean  yeah the basic premises is the same, you move characters on
   chess-like  boards,  attack,  use  magic,  but this game is nothing like
   FFT  please  do not ever, ever compare. FFT is great I love it, but L.A.
   is  funny  and unique  in its own way.  Please rent it  then  judge  for
   yourself if it's good enough to warrant a purchase from you, then hooray
   I guess?

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#######################
GLITCHES & ISSUES [GI+]
#######################

No  one  believes  me  when  I tell them this game was "rushed!" There's  a
couple of issues that could be easily fixed;  provided  they took the  time
to check and go through everything with the game.

I  said this many times before,  and I'll say it again:  I  BLAME  THE LAZY
DEVELOPERS.  It's either they're lazy or they just wanna rush this game out
to the public, OR they're running out of time or [INSERT REASON HERE].

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TYPOS:
Let's start with typos, or FONT ISSUES!...

o When Heath was  summoned and  was having a converstion with the Cardinal:
  "Witches  have  appeared again.  They are attacking the cit izenry  using
  monsters"  this is more or less a  font issues.  Well to be fair, if  you
  didn't pay too much attention; you'll almost never noticed.

o Vanessa's skill for "Guard Down" in-game's description as follow: "Raises
  GUARD of units for 3 turns," no, it DECREASES GUARD OF UNITS not RAISE IT

o Twilight  Cecille's cure says it only heals a single unit's ailments,  it
  acually heal in a cross shape.
 
o Mel's  Salvation  doesn't cure  ailments,  but  wipes  the  shading  on a
  character if they have a buff/debuff. <- buff/debuff is still in effect.

Bottomline: pick a better font please.

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GRAPHICAL ISSUES:
These kind of things are what bring a game's quality down, I wouldn't  mind
a  later release date, as long as they sorted out all these issues, I  paid
for  my  game, so I expect QUALITY stuff, not a half-baked, rushed, glitchy
end products.

o Random  white line, flashing every once in a while, is this some kind  of
  hidden message?

o Characters  walking  all  over each other in battle (overlaying), I'm not
  sure if this is intentional or some "graphical" mistake?

o After  executing  Flash  Drive  (any FD)  the bottom screen will enter an
  animated cutscene, the screen will SOON FADE TO BLACK after finishing, if
  you  pay  attention,  the  screen  will  "glitched"  showing  some random
  gibberish as it slowly fades out to the battle screen, it's not  obvious,
  but if you look for it, it's there.

o Chapter  9, right after you finish the battle, Vanessa and every  Witches
  will  start  using  their  teleportation  skill, the effect is, the whole
  screen (I forgot if it's the top or bottom will fade to white,  you  will
  immediately notice there are some black patch/glob  scattered  throughout
  the screen. Tsk tsk. People said "it's just the  shadows,"  well  shadows
  are not fugly like that.

o Buff/Debuff,  why can't they use icon to represent "enhanced status"  and
  "status ailments?"  when  one  character  benefitted from a Status effect
  the character in question will turn white, when someone is suffering from
  an  ailments  (poison/sleep/cofused/etc)  they will turn "dark grey" when
  these  two  appears  on  screen together?  All  of  them  will turn "dark
  grey," regardles.

Bottomline: please don't rush,  take your time,  good things come to  those
            who wait.

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MISCELLANEOUS:
All the extras that I can't help but pick apart and criticize.

o Voice-over didn't synch with the scripted dialogue, not sure if I phrased
  this  right?  The  voice-over  just  keep on yapping even before the text
  in the box at the bottom have finished displaying.

o The game lag at times, doesn't occur all that often, but the fact remains
  the  game  does  lag. Especially during the fight with the Three Witches,
  when you reached the "Witch Village." or whenever you press  X to display
  your health.

Anything  we  don't  know?  Want  to  submit  anything? Head on over to the
"Contact" section.

Bottomline: if you can't lip-synch don't go live.

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LINKS [LI+]
###########

Here I've compiled a list of useful links for your reading and  educational
pleasure/purposes,  one  shameless  promotion,  *cough*etrianodyssey*cough*
the rest are all related to "L.A."

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   LUMINOUS ARC 2 OFFICIAL JAPANESE WEBSITE:
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 | (http://www.mmv.co.jp/special/game/ds/Luminous2/)                      |
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   DylanHinds (NeoGarland)'S FAQ/WALKTHROUGH:
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 | (http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/ds/file/934969/49805)                |
 |                                                                        |
 | - Another great FAQ on "Luminous Arc" if you find mine ridiculous  you |
 |   could  go  no  wrong with NeoGarland's guide ^^ in-depth, in-detail, |
 |   just amazing!                                                        |
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   xNinjaOfChaosx's INTERMISSION GUIDE:
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 | (http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/ds/file/934969/49866)                |
 |                                                                        |
 | - Splendid  guide  on  intermission if you're trying to achieve a full |
 |   heart with an arrow through it, then look no further, this guide has |
 |   everything.                                                          |
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   PAIGE'S "LUMINOUS ARC: THE EXPERIENCE:"
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 | (http://latactics.com)                                                 |
 |                                                                        |
 | - A fabulous site on the game itself! Show some support, visit it now! |
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   DEFUNCT32'S ETRIAN ODYSSEY "WALKTHROUGH:"
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 | (http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/ds/file/934287/50173)                |
 |                                                                        |
 | - My guide on the amazing Traditional Old School RPG! :)               |
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 o GOODBYE [05^]
   Credits,  thank you and contact information as well as something  "nice"
   can be found in this section.  If  I missed out on anyone  or  anything,
   please e-mail me and I'll rectify/add it A.S.A.P.

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##################
HALL OF FAME [HF+]
##################

To all those kind-hearted souls out there that took the time to  e-mail me,
informing me of various stuff about the game,  I thank you from  the bottom
of my heart.

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 GENERAL:
 o Gamefaqs.com for accepting and hosting this FAQ, thank you!
 o Image Epoch/Marvelous Interactive & Atlus USA for obvious reaons
 o Gamespot.com/GameFAQs.com's forums
 o Nintendo for creating the DS, best handheld (IMHO) to ever grace my life
 o YOU! For reading and contributing to my FAQ, thank you!

 CONTRIBUTERS:
 All the people who have e-mailed  me  contributing something to this guide
 or kept me company ha ha ha. THANK YOU!

 01. Alex Lewandaowski
 02. Jimmy Salim
 03. Cassi Wilder
 04. Elliot Bartelt
 05. Furio
 06. Christoper M
 07. Rayster
 08. Paige
 09. Stephanie
 10. Tigrath
 11. LittleMikey
 12. Jackson Chong
 13. none none
 14. Billy McDoodle
 15. Kevin
 16. Axeile
 17. longmeista0
 18. Victoria Chow
 19. Hai Xin Jiang

 Plus, all these people who compiled, discussed, and confirmed the location
 of all the Sidequests  and  allowing me to put it up in my FAQ (all thanks
 to Furio).  Courtesy of GameSpot/FAQs.com's forums,  yes for the thousands
 and one time,  they're the same boards,  merged  and  intergrated to synch
 with one another please shed away this  "we're better than you"  attitude.
 When it comes to gaming everyone wanna have fun!

 01. Furio
 02. A Novel Idea
 03. EARTHBOUNDMASTER
 04. BiosZero
 05. monkeyboyrobot
 06. CiprianoMcDohl
 07. Isq86
 08. sarcasteak
 09. Liltux27
 10. alpha816
 11. Excalibur

 THEIR CONTRIBUTION:

 01. Alex submitted a "glitch" about Alph's "RymShld" exceeding more than 3
     turns in Wi-Fi, but was later corrected by Tigrath.

 02. Jimmy clarified  to  me that "Liuyendao" (a weapon for Leon) is indeed
     mandarin  and that was used  in olden  times  (martial arts) by monks.
     That's interesting.

 03. Cassi for sending me e-mail back and forth, I had a good laugh, I hope
     you too had a good time. Thanks man!

 04. Elliot suggested  adding  a  "Shop  Guide"  for  my FAQs, but that was
     already made available in Dylan's FAQs.

 05. Furio   for e-mailing  me  all  the  Sidequest  information  available
     compiled by the many people at Gamespot/faqs.

 06. Christoper  M for e-mailing me about Pollon (ha ha!) and also  to seek
     some advice, I hope you managed to get by Chapter 17 :)

 07. Rayster e-mailing  me to inform about the significant lag in the game,
     lol old news but thanks for submitting buddy ;)

 08. Paige for expressing interest in wanting to host my guide on her site,
     visit her website now. (http://latactics.com)

 09. Stephanie for confirming the  "escort Cecille back home"  to be false.
     ha, oh God! I'm so misleading :P

 10. Tigrath  stated  that  the   "RymShld"  will  stay  forever unless the
     "Shld" has already taken three hits.

 11. Mikey  for seding his Character's FAQs I will definitely  add  it when
     I've the time, thank you :)

 12. Jackson  said:  Twilight  Cecille's  cure  says it only heals a single
     unit's  ailments,  it  acually heal  in a cross shape. Mel's Salvation
     doesn't  cure  ailments,  but wipes the shading on a character if they
     have a buff/debuff. <- buff/debuff is still in effect.

 13. none none  contributed  the final skill for Theo "BroSowrd" as well as
     for Nikolai and Saki! Thanks! Man :)

 14. Billy McDoodle for submitting his strategy to this FAQ

 15. Kevin for his tips against Zehaal.

 16. Axeile for submitting her strategy to this FAQ

 17. longmeista0  sent me  a lot of e-mails about the skills and magics for
     everyone (almost) everyone  making this guide ALMOST  complete,  THANK
     YOU!

 18. Victoria Chow for the strategy and the tips! :D

 19. Hai Xin Jiang for suggesting a small section on New Game+ the  e-mails
     conversation we had was fun xD

 Last but not least YOU, the readers, for reading my FAQ! THANK YOU!

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HOUSE OF TROLLS [HO+]
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I can't stop laughing! That is all.

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 o EPISODE I: CAPTAIN OBVIOUS WHO LACKS COMMON SENSE
   All I want to know is:

 + Where does Thomas got 76.5% from?
 + What does Wi-Fi got anything to do with this?

    FROM THOMAS:
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  | well lets get down to the point quick,                               |
  |                                                                      |
  | YOUR BATTLE STRATEGIES SUCK! your the exact opposite  of what a  pro |
  | would do. for example you said something like, let your enemies come |
  | to you,  that's  not  gonna  happen considering 76.5% of enemies are |
  | LONG RANGE. also one more thing... if your  thinking "well you  know |
  | nothing  and can't prove  i'm  wrong"  ill  be  happy  to  take  you |
  | down  via  wifi  (if  possible).  please for the sake of every one's |
  | sanity, make sure  your walkthrough  strategies work.  your spoilers |
  | weren't too bad though, along with every thing else.                 |
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    MY REPLY:
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  | Hello Thomas,                                                        |
  |                                                                      |
  | Thank you for your e-mail, I've stated in my walkthrough before that |
  | I am no expert/pro and "Luminous Arc" is pretty much an easy as well |
  | as a straightforward game.                                           |
  |                                                                      |
  | <QUOTE>                                                              |
  | "for example you said something like, let your enemies come to  you, |
  | that's not gonna happen considering 76.5% of enemies are LONG RANGE" |
  | </QUOTE>                                                             |
  |                                                                      |
  | Oh why yes! The enemies do come to you, if by "LONG RANGE" you  mean |
  | the  Archer/Sniper/Sharpshooter/Ranger/Magic  class, then seriously? |
  | If  you're  an  Archer would you rather stand far away and aim or go |
  | right  up  to  your enemy and shoot right in his/her face? You'll be |
  | dead  even  before you could pull the string and release your arrow. |
  | Common sense helps a lot here you know?!                             |
  |                                                                      |
  | <QUOTE>                                                              |
  | "also one more thing... if your  thinking 'well you know nothing and |
  | can't prove i'm wrong'  ill  be  happy to take you down via wifi (if |
  | possible)"                                                           |
  | </QUOTE>                                                             |
  |                                                                      |
  | YOU'RE not your.  Also  from  what I understand in Wi-Fi you control |
  | everything  right?  I  control  my  characters  and you control your |
  | characters?  If  we do go challenge via Wi-Fi what are you trying to |
  | prove to me? I don't get it?!                                        |
  |                                                                      |
  | <QUOTE>                                                              |
  | "please  for  the  sake  of  every  one's   sanity, make  sure  your |
  | walkthrough strategies work"                                         |
  | </QUOTE>                                                             |
  |                                                                      |
  | Thomas I called them "tips" and not strategies. And I don't think my |
  | guide  will  make anyone insane?... There is one more walkthrough by |
  | Dylan  which  I  think  is  very,  very  good.  If  you've  any good |
  | strategies  to  contribute, then submit to me I'd be more than happy |
  | to put it up in my FAQ. I'm going to sleep *yawn*                    |
  |                                                                      |
  | Regards,                                                             |
  | X                                                                    |
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E-MAIL ME [EM+]
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MY ONE AND ONLY E-MAIL IS:
defunct 32 @ hotmail . com no spaces, and definitely no spam please, unless
"Luminous  Arc"  related  stuff.  I realized nobody paid  attention  to the
separate subjects I've asked you to follow when  submitting an e-mail, well
that was easily fixed by tweaking with my  Spam Filter  a little bit.   Now
make doubly sure that you've a hint of L.A in your subject line. Example as
stated below.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 o "L.A. tips/problems"
 o "L.A. faq mistakes"
 o "your faq rules" (my ego's hungry, you know?! Nah... Kidding. :)
 o "luminous arc!!!"
 o "luminous arc q and a"
 o "LUMINOUS ARC QUESTIONS!"

etc...

Just to name a few, avoid ridiculous subjects like:

 o "priel + kingston 4eva!"
 o "fuck u" (Wow!)
 o "i wanna be inside ur heaven!" (NO!)
 o "your mom is a troll"
 o "ur strategies sucks"
 o "mel eats frog"
 o "them witches are hot dont u tink?"

UGH! Keep my mother out of it.

WILL CREDITS BE GIVEN?:
Why of course! Credits will be given, please leave behind a name or a nick/
alias so I can properly credit you, thank you!

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FAMOUS LAST WORDS [LW+]
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Time was consumed and effort was spent,  a whole lot of it,  at the end  of
day  all I wanted  was to create a decent  to good FAQ  for all  my  fellow
gamers out there.   I hope you had a good time playing "Luminous Arc" while
having this  FAQ  guiding you through everything,  I'm  not perfect,  so  I
can't make this FAQ flawless without mistakes here and there,  so bear that
in mind.  Also  I'm Asian, excuse my Engrish :

And feel free to e-mail me anything about "L.A." but I urge  you  please go
through  the  "Questions & Answers"  FIRST  before  you  ask any questions,
chances are it may have already been covered...   Also I'm a very nice guy.
If you feel like talking through e-mail,  I'm game for it.  I've  talked to
a couple of you and it has been nothing but fun.

That's it! Have fun, as of finished writing this FAQ we're nearing 2008, so
I just wanna say happy 2008!


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                     W   H   O   A   M   Y   G   O   D   !

                       THE END, 2007, MY LIFE IS COMPLETE

                    defunct32 (Dil) 2007 - FOR ALL ETERNITY!