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     ',          JOURNEY OF THE CURSED KING [PAL]
       )                For PlayStation 2

             Otherwise known as:
      ドラゴンクエストVIII空と海と大地と呪われし姫君
           [Dragon Quest VIII: The Sky, the Ocean,
             the Earth and the Cursed Princess]

                             Or...
         Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

          Walkthrough/Strategy Guide for Dragon Quest
                   By Zenalasca, version 1.13
                     Zenalasca@student.com
                    Approx. Time: 170 hours

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                         TABLE OF CONTENT
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         1) Introduction I: The Game
                        II: The Guide
                       III: Other DQ games
                        IV: The Dragon Quest Story

         2) Walk-through I: Introduction
                        II: The Crystal Ball
                       III: Introducing Jessica
                        IV: Introducing Angelo
                         


                          - APPENDICES -

             3) Tutorial I: Introduction
                        II: Default Controls
                       III: The Menus
                        IV: Fighting
                         V: Towns
                        VI: Other Things

       4) In-Depth Guide I: Items & Equipment
                        II: Casino Royale
                       III: Area Data
                        IV: Bestiary
                         V: Character Development
                        VI: Spells & Abilities Advice
                       VII: Monster Arena

      5) Special Feature I: Frequently Asked Questions
                        II: Dragon Quest Timeline
                       III: Get Rich Quick Schemes

             6) Epilogue I: Acknowledgements
                        II: Disclaimer
                       III: Revision History
                        IV: Closing Statement
                         V: Index


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PART 1) INTRODUCTION

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INTRODUCTION I: THE GAME
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This eighth instalment is the most glittering jewel in the Dragon
Quest crown. And it's for PlayStation 2! If you have the game, I
hope my guide will be of use to you. So many RPGs are so complex
nowadays you hardly know what you're doing, and in all of the
previous Dragon Quest games it was difficult to know where you
were going or what you were supposed to do.
  This is one of the most loved games of all time. Not only was it
the first game to get a 39/40 score by the Japanese magazine the
Weekly Famitsu, but virtually everyone who reviewed it gave it at
least an 80% approval rating.
  Dragon Quest VIII (henceforth called DQ8 for convenience's sake)
has the best of both worlds, and hours of levelling up are more
pleasurable. There are a couple of things I prefer about the
earlier Dragon Quests yet those are no substitute for the sense of
panorama that the world of DQ8 gives you.
  The graphics are comical and the characters are superior to
their earlier DQ counterparts. Square's positive input has
effected the style of storytelling considerably. The characters
seem less conventional and the overall artistic impression is a
lot better.

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INTRODUCTION II: THE GUIDE
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Yet another guide for Dragon Quest VIII ... I know, why did I do
it? I didn't like the game at first anyway. Well, firstly I'll ex-
plain -- this is no ordinary guide! It is so unusual because it
specialises in having the information that you NEED where you NEED
it. All information revolves around the walkthrough, with an app-
endices at the end. If you only need to see where you need to go,
what to do and how to do it you will find exactly what you need
with minimum sweat, man.
  If you're finding it hard to locate something in the document
that will help you in whatever you're doing, try using the Find
system. Most word processing and internet applications have this
marvellous function already installed in their programme...
  If you have a question or suggestion that you has not been
effectuated I beg of you to send me an e-mail carefully explaining
what should be there; I will duly reward you by lovingly enshrin-
ing your name in a certain chapter near the end of the guide (unl-
ess you want this piece of information to be held a secret). It's
ze_faq[at]yahoo.com.au.

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INTRODUCTION III: OTHER DQ GAMES
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What I loved about Dragon Quest V [despite the relatively poor
graphics] was that it had a close knit group of main characters
that remain loyal in love, friendship and marriage -- not only did
the game not end when a character got married you got to see their
child/ren being born at which time the game would skip to a time
when they could join you in battle. You got to control three
generations of characters within the same family throughout the
game and even choose main character's lover.


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INTRODUCTION IV: DRAGON QUEST STORY
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Once upon a time in a kingdom not of our own world, a foul enchant
-ment swept across the palace of Trodain. Sleep spread throughout
the castle and all the pages, guards, courtiers, watchmen and
noblemen were turned to stone where they stood. Even the dogs were
petrified in the courtyard, and the horses stood stock still in
their stables. The wind fell silent, and not a leaf, not even a
pinch of dust stirred in the castle.
  The king of Trodain and his beautiful daughter, Princess Medea
were spared. King Trode transformed into a hideous green monster
wearing the robes of a monk, whilst Medea was turned into a horse,
an elegant white pony incapable of human speech.
  If this sounded to you like Sleeping Beauty I congratulate you
for your powers of observation (and even more so if you noticed I
was probably being sarcastic). There is no Old Witch but there is
a bitter jester who was probably provoked by the oh-so-not diplom-
atic King Trode and ended up stealing a magical sceptre from Trod-
ain Castle.
  One palace guard was saved entirely from the curse, as well as
his pet mouse, Munchie [who's cursed to begin with]. He is the
hero of our story... The guard, Munchie, and King Trode set off in
a caravan toed by Princess Medea and set of in the wild blue yond-
der in search of the evil villain who sought to bring down the
kingdom. There is more to the story than one realises, even when
one "finishes" it.
  The story begins in a glade not far from the town of Farebury.
As the palace guard and hero of the story, you meet many friends
and funny creatures throughout your quest to discover the mystery
behind Trodain and un-lift the curse that has plagued it, though
there are a few sad moments for the characters involved. It is a
big wide world full of treasures, treasure-hunters and monsters,
as well as a quintessentially European landscape. The perfect
fairy-tale, is it not?


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The basics can be found in Appendix A.

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WALK-THROUGH I: INTRODUCTION
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When you begin a new game, you'll have to name your hero (as the
game does not give you one -- well, "Hero" isn't really a name, is
it?). Think of your favourite hero from a story (or from real
life) and use that. Let your imagination run uninhibited through
the streets of your mind, and that's an order!
  Now, there are a couple of things I'd like to tell you before
you embark on your epic journey through hordes of comical monsters
and even more comical voice-acting.

  1. When shopping, get the things you need and if you've got
     extra money to buy weapons, buy the ones that your intending
     your character to be good at. Boomerangs are convenient but
     weak and ultimately an unwise choice. Better weapons can be
     found in dungeons, so for the most part it's better not to
     waste your hard earned gold on them. Only get armour if you
     find your characters' health is decreasing faster than is
     practical. Success earns money but sometimes all it needs is
     a little investment.

  2. Most gamers I know like to have a long list of items and
     things for every area in the game. I know it is convention
     to list these things in the actual walk-through, but I myself
     thought it would be more convenient to have it all in the
     appendices in a chapter entitled "area data." As it is not
     walk-through specific I can list what's available in the
     area without having to repeat things too much.


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WALK-THROUGH II: THE CRYSTAL AND ITS FORTUNE TELLER
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                        | Character Data |
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THE HERO (YOU!): In time-honoured Dragon Quest tradition, the hero
  does not have his name, or even his own personality (the game
  doesn't show what he says, there is a voice actor for him in the
  Japanese version). He is a common guard from Trodain castle who
  has [for unknown reason] been saved from the curse.

YANGUS: Yangus was an ex-bandit on his last heist when he met the
  hero, whom he calls "'guv" out of a kind of respect reserved for
  those who he feels are honourable. Yangus and King Trode are
  mirror opposites of each other for they are both short, ugly
  guys who love a good brawl in the pub. Yangus is more of a salt-
  of-the-earth type, whereas Trode is completely vainglorious.
  Although Yangus appears rough and tough, but he is kind-hearted
  and sentimental in his own way. Like Trode he likes to have his
  opinions heard and is stubborn to a fault. Unlike Trode, Yangus
  eventually decided to come good and kick his bandit habits.

MUNCHIE: The hero's pet mouse. Munchie is unusually intelligent
  and long-lived for a mouse (does Scabbers ring a bell to you?).
  There are some parts of the game where Scabbers -- er, Munchie
  can get into small holes and scurry around.

KING TRODE: Once a smug king sitting complacently on his throne,
  King Trode is now only welcome in the monster world. This has
  done nothing to stifle his pride, however, as he is still as
  condescending as always. Though he goes at great lengths to
  prove his eloquence Trode really is a tough old bastard. I'm
  just glad he has ten times the personality of any king in the
  early Dragon Quests. Like the Norse kings of old, Trode has a
  flare for making weapons and other items. He is very protective
  of his daughter, and will only feed her on the finest of grains.

PRINCESS MEDEA: King Trode's daughter, and heir to the throne of
  Trodain (unless she marries, in which case her husband would be
  the heir). Because she has been transformed into a horse -- in
  other words, a dumb beast -- she pulls the caravan that hero,
  co., travel in, ironically. While travelling in the countryside,
  you often hear Medea snorting and neighing. The hero and Medea
  have had a good friendship since they were children; she even
  facilitated his career as a palace guard.

DHOULMAGUS: The despotic jester who seems to be the one behind all
  people's troubles in the world, when actually he's just some
  loser who's bitten off more than he can chew in terms of magical
  power. He really is one of those evil, evil villains it's imp-
  ossible to sympathize with.


                          .------------.
                          | To Do List |
                          '------------'

          - Make your way to the town.
          - Go to the pub.
          - Go back to the caravan.
          - Have a chat with the fortune teller.
          - Go to his house the next day.
          - Retrieve crystal ball from the Cave.
          - Go back to town and talk to the seer.
          - Now you can go to across the bridge!


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                            | Advice |
                            '--------'

 Tips: - Whatever you do, don't buy Bandit's Grass Skirt, Plain
         Clothes or Leather Hat! All of these can either be found
         in the countryside, or dropped from monsters in the area
         or both. A Leather Shield can be found in the town.
       - Instead of saving up for a copper sword from town, get it
         from the first level in the Waterfall Cave. It's the only
         part of the dungeon where there are only Slimes.


                       .--------------------.
                       | Enter the Monster! |
                       '--------------------'

One thing you'll have to be especially wary about whenever you
enter an unfamiliar area is keeping your HP up, as monsters will
invariably have a considerably higher level than your party. Oh,
and don't leave town at night if you want to avoid the level 1~3
mortality rate. You'd best scurry off to town before the Reaper
catches you teasing him.


                  .---------------------------.
                  | Getting the Bases Covered |
                  '---------------------------'

Once you get all the dos and don'ts of battling down pat and
have an explore of the town, making use of the extremely useful
map, examining all the furniture you can, chatting with the
locals and buying a couple of much needed Chimaera Wings and
Medicinal Herbs; then doing the similar routine by nightfall, you
will begin exploring the surrounding areas and with that, moving
onto a headache that may plague your senses for the rest of the
game: When a character levels up, what's the best skill type to
give him? Luckily there is some room for experimentation and error
yet there are a couple of skill paths that you can max out without
being worried; Courage and Humanity.

              .------------------------------------.
              | Skill-Paths: What does one Choose? |
              '------------------------------------'

The boomerang is more powerful than the copper sword until the
hero reaches level five. Boomerangs are great for targeting groups
of enemies at once. Boomerangs are Great -- NOT! If you choose
the evil path of the boomerang not only will your hero be too weak 
to face the final bosses of the game, you will not have the full
power of the Dragovian King Sword, the strongest weapon in the
game at your disposal. And if you're only planning to take the
game to its official ending, spears are the weapon for you!
  It's a similar story with Yangus and the giant mallet, only there
are no axes available as yet so it would be in-advisable trying get
a skill-set in clubs.

  If in doubt, have a little Humanity and remember, Courage is the
                              Key.


                    .------------------------.
                    | Advice on Levelling Up |
                    '------------------------'

I advise that you level up to 5 at least. This will require 180
EXP for the hero and 171 for Yangus. That means 10~16 battles
before your party will be ready to face the Cave and its Boss. It
won't take long before Slimes will shiver with fear at your wake,
though if you're cautious you can wait 'til the Satyrs are scared
of you too. Now you are ready for the night hunt if you dare; The
Dancing Devils and Beetleboys found around the red tree south-east
of Farebury are good beginner food, and beyond that are the
Skippers and Hammerhoods found in floors 2~3 of Waterfall Cave.
The Firespirits drop Holy Water, which you can use to weed out the
weakling monsters as you look for fights to level up with.


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            | Overview of the Farebury Countryside |
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The area you'll be exploring at this point in the game is
relatively small yet a good place to practise. Over the other side
of the valley from Farebury lies your first dungeon, Waterfall
Cave. I wouldn't suggest going there until you levelled up first
though [or at least not past the first level of the dungeon, where
the only monster you encounter are Slimes].

                .---------------------------------.
                | Monsters and Where to Find Them |
                '---------------------------------'

Pretty much all games nowadays have their own bestiaries, so you
will be able to use this to view information about monsters you've
defeated. The monsters in this area are...

Farebury-west: Slime [d], Candy Cat [n], Lips [n/d], Dracky [n],
               Satyr [d], Capsichum [n/d], Bunicorn [n/d],
               Firespirit [n]
        -east: Slime [n], Candy Cat [n/d], Dracky [n], Bubble
               Slime [n]
        -tree: Lips [n/d], Satyr [d], Bunicorn [d], Bubble Slime
               [n/d], Firespirit [n/d], Mecha-Mynah [d], Dancing
               Devil [n], Beetleboy [n]


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                 | Items You May Not Pick Up On |
                 '------------------------------'

Don't give up on fighting Slimes entirely though, as they can
give you Amor Seco Essence as a rare drop. Dancing devils drop
chimaera wings perhaps more than any other monsters in the region,
though I'd suggest buying one each time you left town (before
visiting the inn & church).
  There's a thief's key recipe you can get in town at the top of
the tower but you can only do so at night.
  On top of Waterfall Cave there's a guy who'll give you some
cheese as well.


                         .--------------.
                         | Boss: Geyzer |
                         '--------------'

When you feel you're ready to take on the boss, prepare well for
it. You can't escape so it's do or die. All bosses in DQ8 are
big tough mummas [with accents to match!] so Yangus and his guv
will need to be seriously psyched up for the match. If you want
to be cautious you can have one building their tension up while
the other defends their friend. Guv is Courageous and Yangus is
the Humane; you make the decision.


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                           | To Do List |
                           '------------'

 - Make your way to the town of Alexandra.
 - Talk to the maid on the third floor of the mansion in town.
 - Controlling Munchie, go to the desk and get the letter.
 - Talk to one of the boys guarding the girl's room and show him
   the letter.
 - Go to the tower; examine main door.
 - Continue to floor seven; defeat boss.
 - Go back to town.


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                        | Character Data |
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JESSICA ALBERT: With her fiery sense of independence and determin-
  ation to avenge her brother's death, Jessica has had to face the
  difficulty of her rich and powerful family and their wish for
  her to marry for their own business' convenience. As a result,
  she is wary of men in general. She has been trained as a sorcer-
  ess by her family.




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WALK-THROUGH IV: MAELLA ABBEY AND SINFUL TOWN OF SIMPLETON
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                          .------------.
                          | To Do List |
                          '------------'

               - Go to Port Prospect.
               - Go into the lighthouse at night.
               - Board the ferry to Peregrin Quay.
               - Kill Khalamari.
               - Travel to Simpleton and take a kip
                 at the yokel pub.
               - Have a look around Maella Abbey.
               - Go to the pub in Simpleton.
               - Use the key in Maella Abbey.
               - Go back to the first floor.
               - Go to the Ruined Abbey.
               - Head for fourth floor and kill boss.
               - Escape Maella Abbey prison.


                        .----------------.
                        | Character Data |
                        '----------------'

ANGELO: The second son (and first legitimate offspring) of a
  dignitary, Angelo was made by his family to live at Maella Abbey
  where he would protect it as a Templar of the Holy Order. It is
  not for the gambling, womanising and causing violent brawls in
  the pub in nearby Simpleton that Angelo loses the good will of
  the church, but the fact that he would wish to vanquish the evil
  jester guy... All females, regardless of their age and class
  can't seem to be able to resist him...except Jessica the fiery
  ice queen, of course. You'll learn more about his wicked, wicked
  ways.


== ASCANTHA ======================================================
   ========                - Go to Ascantha.
                           - Head to the throne at night.
                           - Talk to Emma.
                           - Go back to the house near the
                             Riverside Chapel.
                           - Talk to everyone.
                           - Go to Wisher's Peak.

== WISHER'S PEAK =================================================
   =============           - Explore the place.
                           - Exit the castle.

== PICKHAM =======================================================
   =======                 - Travel through the bush until you
                             find a path and follow it to Pickham.
                           - Climb the stairs to the roofs of the
                             buildings.
                           - Enter the pub.
                           - Enter a house near the lookout tower.
                           - Enter the other pub and talk to the
                             barkeep.
                           - Exit via the back entrance.
                           - Find a house with bodyguards on the
                             outside and talk to a bodyguard, then
                             enter.
                           - Go northward to enter a dungeon and
                             solve the puzzle.
                           - After you have the Venus Tear go back
                             to town.
                           - Find a ship and set sail for Trodain!


== TRODAIN =======================================================
   ========                - Explore the monster-infested castle.


== ASCANTHA SUB-TERRANE ==========================================
   ====================    - Head over to Ascantha.
                           - Talk to the king in his throne room.
                           - Go through the cave.
                           - Enter another cave.
                           - On the lower right corner of the map
                             is the Don Mole. If you say no he'll
                             fight you.
                           - After beating him go back to Trodain.
                           - Enter the study during night-time.
                           - Take your new ship to Baccarat.


== BACCARAT ======================================================
   ========                - Go to the second floor of the bank.
                           - Talk to the barkeep in the basement
                             and say yes.
                           - Sail to the island to the north and
                             attempt to enter the dark ruins.
                           - Talk to the NPCs in the area.
                        

== ARGONIA =======================================================
   =======                 - Enter the castle.
                           - Enter the locked room on the third
                             floor via a hole in the fourth floor.
                           - Talk to the king.
                           - Find the lizards in the hunting
                             grounds.
                           - Go to the castle's throne room
                           - Go to the fourth floor.
                           - Exit the room you found the item in.
                           - Power the magic mirror.

== DARK RUINS ====================================================
   ==========              - Go through the place and defeat the
                             evil Dhoulmagus.
                           - Go to a certain town & to Tower Too.
                           - Climb the tower.
                           - Go back to Alexandra Tower.
                           - Climb to the top, examine the statue
                             and leave.

   /                                                             /
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  |                    Monster 269: Dhoulmagus                 |
  |                    -----------------------                 |
  |                     EXP: 3,400 | Gold: 0                   |
  |                                                            |
  |------------------------------------------------------------|
  | Actions: - Split into 3 units [can have 2 rounds per turn] |
  |          - Normal attack                                   |
  |          - Debris that hit 2 random targets                |
  |          - Uses Wind Sickles                               |
  |          - All allies hit with thousands of whips          |
  |          - Casts Multiheal                                 |
  |          - Makes an ally go to sleep                       |
  |          - "Thin Air" attack                               |
  |          - Removes all positive status effects             |
  |------------------------------------------------------------|
  |                                                            |
 /=============================================================/
/                                                             /
   /                                                             /
  /=============================================================/
  |                    Monster 270: Dhoulmagus                 |
  |                    -----------------------                 |
  |                    EXP: 12,000 | Gold: 0                   |
  |                                                            |
  | Actions: - Can have two turns per round                    |
  |          - Normal attack                                   |
  |          - Sharp feathers hit all allies                   |
  |          - "Blazing Fire" ability                          |
  |          - Removes all positive status effects             |
  |          - Extremely quick combo attack on single target   |
  |          - Intimidating scream                             |
  |          - Magic, "Kacrackle" and "Kasizzle"               |
 /=============================================================/
/                                                             /

== ARCADIA =======================================================
   =======                 - Talk to Dominico outside his mansion.
                           - Go to the second floor of mansion.
                           - Go to first floor and search books.
                           - Go back to second floor.
                           - Leave the building and fight evil
                             Jessica.
                           - Talk to Dominico.
                           - Talk to David.
   /                                                             /
  /=============================================================/
  |                   Monster 271: Evil Jessica                |
  |                   -------------------------                |
  |                     EXP: 7,800 | Gold: 0                   |
  |                                                            |
  | Actions: - Can have two turns per round                    |
  |          - Normal attack                                   |
  |          - Summon of three Shadows                         |
  |          - Magic; "Kacrackle," "Kasizzle," "Kafrizzle,"    |
  |            "Kasnooze,"                                     |
 /=============================================================/
/                                                             /

== BACCARAT ======================================================
   ========

== EMPYCCHU ======================================================
   ========

   /                                                             /
  /=============================================================/
  |                      Monster 275: Empyrea                  |
  |                      --------------------                  |
  |                     EXP: 10,150 | Gold: 0                  |
  |                                                            |
  | Actions: - Can have two turns per round                    |
  |          - Normal attack                                   |
  |          - Claw grab                                       |
  |          - Remove all positive status                      |
  |          - Cast "Zap" or "Midheal"                         |
  |          - Uses "Dazzle" ability                           |
 /=============================================================/
/                                                             /

== NORTH LANDS ===================================================
   ===========

Levels 31~2 should be good for experience when travelling in this
area.

== ORKUTSK

 - Explore the town, then head up to the cave in the north.



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PART 3) TUTORIAL

Thou shalt love thine NEIGHBOR and heal him often
Thou shalt always STEAL from thine unfamiliar combatant
Thou shalt never LIE about one's own ill health
Thou shalt never commit adultery on the combatant who giveth
  one good experience unless there is good reason
Thou shalt confess thine sins regularly or how could one share
  thine adventure?
Thou shalt forgive and learn to fight anew yet never forget the
  thou weaknesses and the weaknesses of others
THE GOLDEN RULE: Do unto others as thouest do unto oneself; to
  trial thine self with fire

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TUTORIAL I: INTRODUCTION
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This chapter acquaints you with the basic systems of  Dragon Quest
VIII. It's easy to learn, but I suggest you have a look through it
anyway, in case there's something you've missed.
  RPG stands for Role Playing Game. There are many different kinds
of RPG video game.  If you're looking for a  classic  Japanese RPG
experience Dragon Quest is undeniably the best place to look.Other
RPG series' of this type are Final Fantasy,  Star Ocean,  Phantasy
Star, Breath of Fire, Tales of Phantasia, Romancing SaGa, Terrani-
gma, Xenogears and Xenosaga.
  As Dragon Quest is an RPG, there are three different -- "modes,"
I guess you could say  --  that are slightly different in terms of
controls,  all of which help to achieve the overall goal of making
your party the toughest in terms of fighting.
  In field mode you need to be analytical and curious of your sur-
roundings, as there are items and monsters needing to be found all
over the place. You'll need to examine pots, chests,  cabinets and
other articles of furniture, climb down wells, mix alchemy recipes
and defeat monsters to get their booty. This is the most important
mode.
  Battle mode is just as important as field mode, though its field
counterpart requires broader analyses. If you're not familiar with
it you would do well to read tutorial IV.
  Menu mode is covered in tutorial III and although you could pos-
sibly complete the game without it, it would become that much har-
der.


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TUTORIAL II: DEFAULT CONTROLS
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Here is a  run-down  of all the controls in Dragon Quest and their
functions. It's basically just a summary so you can refer to it if
you're a beginner.  Always keep a  sharp  eye for things that tell
you to  press  a certain button,  for  I  do not list those things
here.
  The controls are pretty much the same through-out, so I won't go
into the details (if there's an unusual button that can be used it
usually says so in the game).

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|   Direction Buttons:| Walk, move cursor                        |
|   Left Analog Stick:| Run/Walk, move cursor                    |
|  Right Analog Stick:| Adjust camera angle                      |
|     Triangle Button:| Cancel selections                        |
|            X Button:| Confirm selections, examine              |
|       Square Button:| View map (if you have it)                |
|       Circle Button:| Open main menu                           |
|           L1 Button:| Rotate character status menus /view left |
|           L2 Button:| Move camera to show character's back     |
|           L3 Button:| Confirm, examine                         |
|           R1 Button:| Toggle character status menus right      |
|           R2 Button:| Switch to and from first person view     |
|           R3 Button:| Switch to and from first person view     |
|        Start Button:| Talk to your party members               |
|       Select Button:| See Bestiary, Items List or Alchemy Pot  |
|                     | You also see a comment from King Trode   |
|_____________________|__________________________________________|

  Is there a soft reset in Dragon Quest? No, there isn't, for some
reason. The only ways you can reset the game is by saving and cho-
osing to "rest", or using hard reset, wearing the switch out on
your PlayStation.


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TUTORIAL III: THE MENUS
------------------------------------------------------------------

  In your  normal adventuring mode  you can explore your surround-
ings,  open chests and talk not only to NPCs  (Non Player Charact-
ers),  but Player Characters as well.  Menu mode  is basically the
game's main menu, where you can customise your characters for bat-
tle,  peruse your item inventory and do other things.  In non-town
areas you randomly enter battle mode with random formations of the
local enemies.The following is a list of the main menu options and
what they do.

   ------
   ITEMS:
     As the name incontrovertibly points out, this is where you
     see the items you've obtained and see what they do. Each
     character has a pouch where 1 of each item can be stored in
     up to 12 places. If a character's pouch is too full, the
     excess items are moved to the bag. 99 of each item can be
     stored in the bag, but they can't be used in battle.

      - If you choose the Bag, you can view or sort its contents.
        This is often a good idea if you have a lot of items. If
        you want a certain party member to equip an item which is
        in the Bag, you will have to select that item with the X
        button and Transfer it to your chosen character. If there
        is enough space in their inventory, the game will ask you
        if you want to equip the item.
      - Whenever you choose an item, a list of commands comes up.
        You can Use it, Transfer it to another party member or the
        Bag, Equip/Un-Equip, Discard the item, or Do Nothing at
        all.

   ------
   MAGIC:
     Here you can view the spells which your characters have
     learnt and use them (field spells, only).

   -----------
   ATTRIBUTES:
     View your party members' battle statistics such as HP, MP,
     Level, equipment, and spells learnt.

   ------
   MISC.:
     Of course, this is the menu where there are options that
     wouldn't fit anywhere else (on the main menu, anyway). Not
     all of them are available at the beginning of the game.

      - Heal All gets the characters who know curative spells to
        distribute the healing power amongst the party to restore
        everyone's HP. This is a useful feature, as the game does
        it in such a way that the MP is used well.
      - In Tactics, you change the tactics for every character
        except the hero. To find out about all the different
        tactics there are, look in "COMBAT SYSTEM".
      - Line-Up allows you to change the order of your party
        members. The person who is in the lead (if not KO'd), will
        be the one that you walk around as.
      - In Equipment, you equip a weapon, shield, helm, armour
        and accessory on any of your party members instead of
        choosing each item in the characters' inventory and doing
        it that way.
      - Settings, as the name suggests, allows you to adjust
        screen settings according to your TV, change sound modes
        and volume, and toggle between camera modes.
      - In Help, there are general hints and overview of controls.
      - Battle Records takes you to the same menu you get when
        you press the Select Button while in field mode (walking
        around). You get to see your battle records, all the
        monsters you've encountered, and all the items/equipment
        you've gained. King Trode makes an observation here, and
        you get to see how many miles you've travelled (I was up
        to 49.5 by the time I got to Simpleton and King Trode was
        complaining that he was getting old ^_^).
      - Alchemy Pot takes you to the caravan (I'm guessing), where
        you can create new items from your already-existing items.
      - In Monster Team, you organise your monsters for battle in
        the coliseum. You can even set monsters free if you like.


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TUTORIAL IV: FIGHTING
------------------------------------------------------------------

------------
Introduction
------------
  One  thing  that all of these  games involve is the way that you
walk around large,  monster infested environments (with many towns
that will for the  most  part provide a little respite from battle
mode).
  In battle mode there are up to four characters with whom a comm-
and can be chosen.  Battle participants have stats which determine
how they'll fare doing certain things,  which can be viewed in the
status sub-menu.
  Levels and  "natural" strengths determine how proficient they'll
be during battle.  Your characters can increase their  levels with
"EXP" (which some monsters give more than others) but the monsters
can't.  Every time you level up,  a you can give skill points that
will develop a character a certain way.
  You will have to do quite a lot of fighting in ALL of the Dragon
Quests to level up and get stronger and it's a pity that you can't
have monsters join  your normal party like in  DQ5,  but there are
some nice digital "world map" scenarios you can explore.
  After levelling up a bit to acclimatize to a new area and fiends
I tend to have a bit of a walk around, reading a book while I grow
stronger and  frequently  checking to make sure they're not dying.
You can set the cursor to memory in the configuration sub-menu.
  I have looked up from a particularly gripping segment in  "Harry
Potter und der Stein der Weisen"  to  find a  cranky crew  licking
their wounds at a  local inn  with most of my money run off  some-
where. Try not to find yourself in that situation or at least form
a habit of  depositing all your money in the  bank  before setting
off into the wild blue yonder).

------------
Troop Orders
------------
  Show No Mercy: All-out offensive.  All the most damaging attacks
    and spells are used, but no thought is taken to psyching up or
    healing.

  Fight Wisely: A balanced tactic.  Offensive  and  defensive  are
    blended together.

  Focus On Healing: Not the exact opposite of "Show No Mercy," but
    close to it. Characters heal themselves whenever they get hurt
    not when their HP gets right down (like in "Fight Wisely.")

  Don't Use Magic: This  strategy is an MP saver;  the character/s
    only attack or use abilities.

  Get Psyched Up: The character  psyches up  until they  feel they
    have done so enough to land a blow at the enemy.  The AI guess
    is right most of the time.

  Follow Orders: You get to tell the characters what to do.


----------
Statistics
----------
  If you're not new to RPGs, you'll pick up the battle system pre-
tty  quick anyway.  For those of you who have never played an  RPG
before, here are some things you will want to get acquainted with.


  HP: Hit Points. Your basic life force. If a character loses all
      of their HP, they'll die and have to be revived before they
      can fight again (you'll also lose a large chunk of your
      cash).

  MP: Magic Points. Like HP, MP runs out all the time if you're
      not careful. It's used when you cast a magic spell or use a
      technique.


-----------------
Giving Out Orders
-----------------
  There are two sets of command menus in battle. The first is kind
of like a preparation menu,  then there are the individual list of
commands for each character.

     Fight: Choose from Attack, Tech, Magic, Item, or Psych.
   Tactics: Choose an automatic regime of tactics for anyone other
            than the hero.
      Flee: Escape from the battle  (doesn't  tend to work  if the
            enemy is hard to defeat).
Intimidate: If your enemies are weaker than you, you can intimida-
            te them by suddenly shouting them in the face. If they
            are impressed they will run off.  Apparently,  there's
            a higher  chance of getting items this way.  Here is a
            summary of all  the  commands  you get when you choose
            "Fight".
    Attack: Target and attack an enemy.  You can equip weapons for
            this command,  so it's best to equip the  weapon  that
            the character is best at.
   Ability: When a character gets good enough at a certain  weapon
            (via  skill points),  they learn abilities they can do
            using on that weapon. There are also  abilities  which
            do not  involve  weapons,  but you have to gain  skill
            points for them all the same.
    Spells: If the character knows a battle spell, they can use it
            with this command.
     Items: Use any items that might be in the character's pouch.
    Defend: Damage is halved by 50%,  but the character doesn't do
            anything.
 Psyche Up: Each time you psych up,  you become more powerful. The
            highest level you can reach is when you get to a level
            of  super high tension.  Once you stop psyching,  your
            tension returns to its normal level.


------------------
Traveller's Advice
------------------
  You will have to explore  large  dungeons and caves,  as well as
the Dragon Quest's expansive countryside. There are so many monst-
ers and as you progress through the game their levels will rise so
you'll have to fight a good many battles to keep up with them.It's
best to stock up on items like Medicinal Herbs, Antidote Herbs and
Chimera Wings before venturing into these frightening places. Only
upgrade your equipment if you absolutely need to  and escape using
a  Chimera  Wing  lest you get ambushed and  have your work  go to
waste.  Be careful,  because if you exit the town and  it's  night
time, you'll encounter the toughest enemies in the area.
  Keep a look out for chests,  especially on the world map. Chests
can only be opened from the front.  Items can be bought,  found or
made (not right at the beginning) and are a very important part of
any RPG.  In Dragon Quest, items can be placed in your characters'
packs or in the  main inventory  (which  can't  be accessed during
battle).  As I have already said,  you should *always* stock up on
Medicinal Herbs,  Antidote Leaves,  Chimera Wings and  Holy Waters
before venturing outside a town.  Leave buying new  equipment as a
last resort.
  Do keep your characters'  HP up at all times,  particularly when
they're psyching up.  I explained earlier on that tension is some-
thing that can be propagated  over the course of the battle.  Each
time a character psyches up they become more  tense.  In many ways
they become more powerful, but defensively they become weaker, pr-
oviding a contingency  for enemy attacks that could blow away  the
characters' carefully stacked house of cards in an instant. Sleep,
paralyses, curses, sudden death,  being knocked off one's feet and
opponents  covered in ice can all contribute to a failed build up.
I might add that no matter how disappointed you are you should try
again as soon as you are ready, for he who hesitates is lost!
  Do NOT try to escape from boss battles as it is not possible. Do
level up if you're having  trouble with a boss.  Do use items over
magic if you can. And ALWAYS remember to prepare before you go out
fighting monsters. Is that clear?
  Magic  and  boomerangs are useful for targeting a whole group of
monsters at once.  You can make yourself stronger by  psyching up.
The  highest state of psych power is when your character is "super
high tension".  Your character will be  god-like,  but be careful,
because if for  some reason the  character  doesn't get to utilise
their state  of tension, and you didn't get them to psych up,  the
turns  you used to  build them up will have been wasted.  Strategy
plays vital role in Dragon Quest.


-------------------------------------
Mind Your Status Ailments & Elements!
-------------------------------------
  If you use the elements correctly, you can cause a lot of damage
to certain enemies. Unless you already know, in RPGs, some enemies
are affiliated with a certain element -- as such they will be weak
to a certain other element and the best thing about it is that you
can use this to your advantage.

  - FIRE: Fiery enemies are weakest against water/ice.
  - WATER: Effective against Fire.
  - ICE: Effective against Fire. Also weak against Thunder.

  The stats effect how well your characters do in battle.  You can
change those statistics by equipping  weapons and armour  or using
certain items that raise stats permanently. Here they are (in alp-
habetical listing):

  - POISON: The characters' skin  takes on a sickly  purple colour
    and they lose  HP at regular intervals only out side of battle
    (each step). Healed by Antidotal Herb, Strong Antidote, Speci-
    al Antidote,  Lesser  Panacea,  Greater  Panacea,  the Squelch
    spell or Purification (at church).
  - ENVENOMED: Like POISON,  except the effect is inside of battle
    (every round) as well as out. The healing methods are the same
    also.
  - DAZZLE: In this state the victim's eyes become very irritated,
    and their faces next to their names are  clouded by a sinister
    purple fog. Healed only by Greater Panacea.
  - FIZZLE: The characters'  voices  suddenly  become  so  bad  in
    condition  that they are unable to incant spells.  Healed only
    by Greater Panacea.
  - ASLEEP: When the victim is snoring away, not only can they not
    do anything,  their psych  level  will  return to its original
    level once they regain consciousness. The conditions wears off
    after a while, but can be cured by a physical blow,  a Greater
    Panacea, or the Tingle spell.
  - CONFUSED: The character does random acts  against  friend  and
    foe alike.  Like sleep,  it can wear off after a while, and is
    remedied by a good physical blow or using a Greater Panacea.
  - PARALYSED: Any tension built up is wasted and the victim cann-
    ot move a single limb. It eventually wears off, though you can
    use a Moonwort Bulb,  Rose-Wort, Moon's Mercy,  Lesser Panacea
    or Greater Panacea.
  - CURSED: In battle, the character loses a turn. If a party mem-
    ber equips certain equipment there will be a permanent  CURSED
    affliction,  unless you  go to a  church and  have Benediction
    performed on you. The hero is not affected by this form of the
    ailment.
  - DEAD: When the character has lost all their HP,  they will not
    be able to do anything until  Resurrection is reformed on them
    at a church or you use Yggdrasil Leaf, Angel Cheese,  or  cast
    Zing (50% chance), or Kazing.  The  Staff of Resurrection also
    does this.


----------
Conclusion
----------
  Your characters will level up and gain equipment; they will take
their performance boosting seeds...  Yet two things that will make
or break your Fighting Force are tension and skill points.
  A fitting last word of wisdom in this tutorial is that battle is
all up to you;  the quality of which will be greater  if  you know
the rules...which are more like guidelines, anyway.


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TUTORIAL V: TOWNS & OTHER PLACES OF RESPITE
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  Towns always have an inn and a church, as well as item and equi-
pment shops.  You can stay at the  inn  until dark or overnight to
heal up your  HP.  Go to the church to get rid of status ailments,
revive characters, determine how much experience is needed to lev-
el up, and most importantly, save your progress.
  The  "Church"  menu can be viewed usually entering a  church and
talking to the priest/nun on the altar. Sometimes it's a travelli-
ng priest or monk, though. The commands are as follows.

  Confession:   If you have a memory card in slot 1 or 2 you can
                confess and record your progress. When saving over
                the file, the game confirms whether you really
                want to or not (which has, on a couple of
                occasions saved me from overwriting Alex's file.
  Divination:   See how much experience your characters need
                before levelling up.
  Resurrection: Pay a donation to re-awaken a KO'd party member.
                Each level costs 10 G, so if they are level 7 it
                costs 70 G. HPs and MPs are fully restored as
                well.
  Purification: Healing from the Poison or Envenomated status
                ailments.
  Benediction:  Un-equips a cursed item from a character without
                destroying it.
  Nothing:      Leave church menu.


  In  earlier  Dragon Quest  games you could visit Depositories to
store items and money.  Because  you can simply store excess items
in the Bag now,  the Depository has turned into the Gold Bank.  If
you lose a battle  and most of your gold is at the bank,  there is
not much to lose.


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TUTORIAL VI: OTHER THINGS
------------------------------------------------------------------

- Like in the earlier Dragon Quests, the game can reflect the time
  of day it is. Early morning, sunrise, midday, sunset or evening.
  Towns can change quite a lot depending on the time of day. Mons-
  ters tend to be tougher during night-time for instance.  You can
  stay at the inn until sunset or early next morning.

- Save every time you enter a town, stay at an inn, finish a dung-
  eon or see a long series of  cut-scenes.  I know may sound a bit
  old-hap to all skilled RPGers reading this at the moment,  but I
  had to add it.  You  never  know and like enough want to be safe
  rather than sorry.

- Make the necessary preparations before entering any monster inf-
  ested cave or keep (& they nearly all are);  fully rested party,
  herbs and Chimera Wings are the go!

- Decide what kind of character you want your players to be before
  plonking skills wherever the mood takes you. The characters will
  be weak and won't live to regret it.

- Try to  avoid  losing as much as possible and  deposit your gold
  whenever you don't need it  --  when the church  revives  you it
  takes half your gold... Hmph. Seems realistic...

- Monster coins dropped by infamous beasts are useful for selling,
  especially  when  it isn't counted in  the money  taken away  by
  greedy churches when they revive you after losing a battle.Think
  of it as a kind of portable bank.  Other items that are good for
  this purpose are Prayer Rings and Premium Mould.

- Prayer Rings can be bought for 1000 tokens each at Baccarat Cas-
  ino and sold for 1500 gold coins.

- Most items (except Premium Mould)  sell for half of their retail
  value, so buy wisely.

- Check the  in-depth on items before you sell  anything;  even if
  something seems useless *that* can prove quite otherwise when it
  comes to the alchemy pot. Good examples of items you may feel t-
  empted to throw out or sell are old equipment. *Check first.*

- Plan ahead carefully in battles.  Remember,  an easy battle is a
  troublesome bother  (only because of the time wasted)  that  can
  make you complacent for the tough battles that require the stra-
  tegic nouse of a...well...a chess player!

- Talk to a cow and it'll give you  Fresh Milk.  The cows  on  the
  outside of the Riverside Chapel have an unlimited supply.

- The Hilltop Hut is the best place to rest.

- Monster teams are extremely useful as they can help you in batt-
  le.  In  boss battles you should call them before doing anything
  else.

- Metal Slimes are the best monsters for experience,  particularly
  when they're counted as "new enemies."  In the  plateau east  of
  Goldbird's Eyrie is a place where you can fight Gold Golems dur-
  ing the day and Metal Slimes at night.

- The  Falcon Sword  is vital  for those who are trying to do  the
  Great Metal Hunt quest, but unfortunately the only way of getti-
  ng them is via the casino (it costs 10,000 gold).

- Apparently a good way of getting gold and experience is intimid-
  ating monsters and having them flee; their dropped items will be
  rarer and therefore sell for higher prices.

- Magic is generally more cost-effective at healing than consumab-
  le items.  Give Yangus a few points in humanity so he learns his
  early healing spell. "Heal All" is a good strategy to use, as it
  utilises MP most efficiently (it's in the misc. menu).  All  the
  same, sometimes items are better, so keep good stock of them.

- Fighting battles and levelling up are a big part of playing Dra-
  gon Quest, so that's why I say it's better to lose a battle alo-
  ng with half your gold rather than lose 10 battles.  Explore the
  countryside and level up till the enemies are no longer hard; do
  that  and  you're well  on your way to completing the game sweat
  free (just don't overdo it,  because you reach a point where the
  enemies you're  fighting give so little experience it just isn't
  worth it). If you're a bit stronger than the enemies you're fig-
  hting at the moment, the next set of enemies will be within your
  range  (decreasing  the  risk  of being demolished and sent to a
  churchin (my word for churches in DQ -- it sounds like a combin-
  ation of church-inn and urchin). If all else fails, FLEE! (hope-
  fully when you've still got a fair amount of HP left).

- I don't know if it's a good idea to always be updating your equ-
  ipment,  because  Alex says you should always be  saving  up for
  better equipment. The way I do it seems to work well;  I explore
  the region for items, then buy the equipment I need at the shops
  -- if I don't have enough money for what I want, I fight battles
  to get it (which fulfills Dragon Quest's need for constant leve-
  lling up without too much worry).

- When you're fighting monsters,  keep a lookout for those who may
  be worthy opponents in the monster arena. This saves a lot of t-
  ime.

- If you're innovative enough you probably won't even need to lev-
  el up to fight battles...  Or at least it will give you bragging
  rights if you do. And save time you might've otherwise spend do-
  ing virtually nothing.

- Take note of the monsters you're defeating and only fight those
  who give you adequate sums of EXP and Gold. When you're level-
  ling up you can refer to your menu to see how much you have left
  and divide it into how many battles you'll need to do. To see
  what monsters give the highest EXP and gold in each area, see
  the appendices.

- Don't worry too much about levelling up unless you absolutely
  need to. Even fighting Liquid Metal Slimes, it would take you
  around 600 battles to to get to level 99. That's 60 hours of
  pure fighting! Just fight and explore as you go along in the
  story. And refer to my guide on skill points!

- When exploring dungeons, the path to the left or right tend to
  lead to detours. Using this knowledge, you can take an analytic-
  al look into these detestable places... In any case, exploring
  these places should give you enough levels to defeat the boss
  ahead. Just be really careful to bring plenty of Chimera Wings,
  okay?

- Don't worry about using a Chimaera Wing to go back to a town.
  Walking that distance and getting the chance to level up more is
  better than losing your party in the attempt to go all the way.


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PART 4) IN-DEPTH GUIDES


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IN-DEPTH GUIDE I: ITEMS AND EQUIPMENT ENCYCLOPAEDIA
------------------------------------------------------------------

  Some of the equipment changes your characters' costumes (all but
one are for Jessica).


                        Item Compendium
                        ---------------

                        Sorted Listings
                        ---------------

                        Locations
                        ---------

 [1.02] Accessories
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 Agility Ring       
                    [Alchemy]
                      MAKE: Prayer Ring + Seed of Agility

 Catholican Ring    Protects against Sleep, Paralyse and   Def +15
                    Confuse.

                    Who can equip: Everyone

                    Sell value: 1,550

                    [Alchemy]
                      MAKE: Ring of Truth + Ring of Immunity +
                        Full Moon Ring

                    ----------------------------------------------
 Elevating Shoes    Gain experience as you walk on the      Agi +5
                    overworld map and in dungeons.

                    Who can equip: Everyone

                    Sell value: 50

                    [Alchemy]
                      MAKE: Happy Hat + Fishnet Stockings
                      USE: Happy Hat

                    [Location]
                      RARE DROP: Liquid Metal Slime, Hell Hopper
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Full Moon Ring     
                    Getting It: - Mix Gold Ring + Poison Moth
                      Knife
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Goddess Ring       
                    Getting It: - Mix Recovery Ring + Orihalcum
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Holy Talisman      
                    Getting It: - Mix Tough Guy Tattoo + Holy
                                  Water + Gold Rosary
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Life Bracer        
                    Getting It: - Mix Gold Bracer + Recovery Ring
                                - Defeat Dark Devil Dog (rare)
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Meteorite Bracer       
                    Getting It: - Mix Agility Ring + Agility
                                  Ring + Orihalcum
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Mighty Armlet       
                    Getting It: - Mix Strength Ring + Titan Belt
                                - Defeat Stone Guardian (rare)
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Prayer Ring       
                    Getting It: - Mix Gold Ring + Seed of Magic
                                - Defeat Goody Bag (rare)
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Recovery Ring       
                    Getting It: - Mix Prayer Ring + Seed of Life
                                - Defeat Pandora's Box
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Ring of Awakening       
                    Getting It: - Mix Gold Ring + Dream Blade

                    ----------------------------------------------
 Ring of Clarity           
                    Getting It: - Mix Gold Ring + Fallen Angel
                                  Rapier
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Ring of Immunity       
                    Getting It: - Mix Gold Ring + Poison Needle
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Ring of Truth       
                    Getting It: - Mix Gold Ring + Sandstorm Spear
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Ring of Protection       
                    Getting It: - Mix Prayer Ring + Seed of
                                  Defence
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Scholar's Specs       
                    Getting It: - Mix Ring of Clarity + Ring of
                                  Awakening + Seed of Wisdom
                                - Defeat Mummy, Pupper Player
                                  or Dead Ringer (rare)
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Skull Ring       
                    Getting It: - Mix Sorcerer's Ring + Devils
                                  Tail
                                - Defeat Wight King (rare)
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Sorcerer's Ring       
                    Getting It: - Mix Skull Ring + Saint's Ashes +
                                  Saint's Ashes
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Strength Ring       
                    Getting It: - Mix Prayer Ring + Seed of
                                  Strength
                                - Defeat Geyzer (normal)
                                - Defeat Red Horn, Muddy Hand or
                                  Mimic (rare)
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Titan Belt       
                    Getting It: - Mix Strength Ring + Leather
                                  Kilt
                                - Defeat Skeleton Soldier or
                                  Jackal Ripper (normal)
                                - Defeat Cockateer or Golem (rare)
                    ----------------------------------------------

 Common Bodygear
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 Plain Clothes      Whatever you do, don't buy it. Two will create
                    Wayfarer's clothes, which offers nearly twice
                    the defence.

                    Getting It: - Buy in Farebury.
                                - Find in Farebury dresser and
                                  cupboard.
                                - Defeat a Satyr.
                                - Defeat a Bag o' Laughs.
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Wayfarer's Clothes       
                    Getting It: - Mix Plain Clothes x2
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Liquid Metal Armour       
                    Getting It: -
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Metal King Armour       
                    Getting It: - Mix Liquid Metal Armour + Slime
                                  Crown + Orichalcum
                    ----------------------------------------------

 Common Headgear
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 Feathered Cap       
                    Getting It: - Mix Leather Hat + Chimaera Wing
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Hermes' Hat       
                    Getting It: - Mercury's Bandana +Feathered Cap
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Leather Hat       
                    Getting It: -
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Metal King Helm       
                    Getting It: -
                    ----------------------------------------------


 Hero's Swords
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 Cyprus Stick       
                    Getting It: -
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Dragovian Sword       
                    Getting It: -
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Soldier's Sword
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Dragovian King Sword       
                    Getting It: - Mix Liquid Metal Sword +
                                  Dragovian Sword
                    ----------------------------------------------

 Hero's Spears
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 Battle Fork       
                    Getting It: -
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Demon Spear       
                    Getting It: - Mix Battle Needle + Poison
                                  Needle + Devils Tail
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Holy Lance       
                    Getting It: - Mix Long Spear + Gold Rosary
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Hero Spear       
                    Getting It: -
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Iron Lance       
                    Getting It: - Mix Cyprus Stick + Dagger
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Long Spear
       
                    Getting It: - Mix Cyprus Stick x2 + Iron Lance
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Partisan       
                    Getting It: -
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Sandstorm Spear       
                    Getting It: - Mix Partisan + Saints Ashes
                    ----------------------------------------------

 Hero's Boomerangs
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 Boomerang       
                    Getting It: -
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Edged Boomerang       
                    Getting It: -
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Flametang Boomerang       
                    Getting It: - Mix Swallowtail + Flame Shield
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Metalwing Boomerang       
                    Getting It: - Mix Razor Wing Boomerang +
                                  Metal King Spear
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Razor Wing Boomerang       
                    Getting It: - Mix Edged Boomerang + Wing Of
                                  Bat + Steel Scythe
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Reinforced Boomerang       
                    Getting It: - Mix Boomerang + Iron Nail
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Swallowtail       
                    Getting It: -
                    ----------------------------------------------

 Hero's Bodygear
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 Bronze Armour       
                    Getting It: - Mix Chain Mail + Bronze Shield
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Iron Armour     
                    Getting It: - Buy at Baccarat
                                - Find in island west of Abbey
                                - Defeat Infernal Armour
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Full Plate Armour     
                    Getting It: - Buy in Neos & Savella
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Dragovian Armour     
                    Getting It: - Buy in Baccarat Casino
                                - Find on Dragovian Path
                    ----------------------------------------------

 Hero's Headgear     
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 Bandana
 Bronze Helmet
 Dragovian Helm
 Pritate's Hat

 Jessica's Whips
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 Chain Whip
 Demon Whip
 Dragontail Whip
 Gringham Whip
 Leather Whip
 Scourge Whip
 Snakeskin Whip
 Spiked Steel Whip
 Thorn Whip

 Jessica's Knives
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 Assasin's Dagger
 Bronze Knife
 Dagger
 Eagle Dagger
 Falcon Knife
 Icicle Dark
 Imp Knife
 Poison Moth Knife
 Poison Needle
 Sword Breaker

 Jessica's Body Gear
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 Dangerous Bustier As one of the weakest pieces of equipment in
                   the whole game there lies the temptation to
                   spare the 99 mini-medals and leave it for the
                   after-game. Remember, this is part of a costume
                   and while it's not strong in itself it's needed
                   in making something better.

                   Getting it: - Trade with Princess Minnie for
                                 99 red balloons -- uh, minimedals
                               - Find in Heavenly Dais 1F
                   -----------------------------------------------
 Dancer's Costume
                   -----------------------------------------------
 Robe of Serenity
                   -----------------------------------------------
 Jessica's Outfit  As one of the weakest pieces of equipment in
                   the game you wonder if the only reason they
                   had it was to put Jessica in a drab dress in
                   the beginning of the game, especially as you
                   get better gear not long after.

                   Getting it: - Get it in a dresser in Alexandra.
                   -----------------------------------------------
 Bunny Suit       
                    Getting It: - Mix Bunny Tail + Silk
                      Bustier
                   -----------------------------------------------
 Leather Dress
                   -----------------------------------------------
 Silk Bustier
                   -----------------------------------------------
 Spangled Dress
                   -----------------------------------------------
 Magic Bikini
                   -----------------------------------------------
 Magic Skirt
                   -----------------------------------------------
 Flowing Dress
                   -----------------------------------------------
 Shimmering Dress
                   -----------------------------------------------
 Princess' Robe
                   -----------------------------------------------
 Divine Bustier
                   -----------------------------------------------

 Yangus' Axes
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 Bandit Axe       
                    Getting It: - Mix Battle Axe + Thief's Key
 Battle Axe
 Conquerer's Axe
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Golden Axe         Though not a strong weapon, the gold axe is a
                    good alchemy ingredient and can be sold for
                    heaps and heaps of gold (obviously).

                    Getting it: - Mix Iron Axe + Gold Nugget
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Iron Axe       
                    Getting It: - Mix Farmer's Scythe x2
 King Axe       
                    Getting It: - Mix Golden Axe + Slime Crown
 Moon Axe       
                    Getting It: - Mix Golden Axe + Moon's Mercy
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Stone Axe          The weakest axe, this is only useful as an
                    alchemy ingredient.

                    Getting it: - Mix Cyprus Stick + Stone Hardhat
                                - Defeat Hood
                                - Find west of Peregrin Quay
                    ----------------------------------------------

 Yangus' Scythes
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 Bardiche of Binding
 Farmer's Scythe
 Heavy Hatchet
 Hell Scythe
 Steel Scythe

 Yangus' Hammers
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 Giant Mallet
 Megaton Hammer
 Sledgehammer
 War Hammer
 Uber War Hammer
 Oaken Club

 Yangus' Flails
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 Flail of Fury
 Flail of Destruction

 Yangus' Bodygear
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 Leather Kilt
 Bandit's Grass Skirt
 Bandit Mail       
                    Getting It: - Mix Bandit Axe + Bandit's Grass
                                  Skirt + Heavy Armour
 Boxer Shorts       
                    Getting It: - Mix Bandana + Bandit's Grass
                                  Skirt
 Chain Mail       
                    Getting It: - Mix Chain Whip + Wayfarer's
                                  Clothes
 Iron Cuirass
 Fur Poncho
 Turtle Shell
 Silver Cuirass
 Heavy Armour
 Dark Robe

 Angelo's Bows
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 Cheiron's Bow
 Eros' Bow
 Great Bow
 Hunter's Bow
 Odin's Bow
 Short Bow

 Angelo's Swords
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 Fallen Angel Rapier
 Hell Sabre
 Holy Silver Rapier
 Rapier
 Templar's Sword

 Angelo's Bodygear
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 Templar's Uniform
 Leather Cape
 Zombie Mail
 Posh Waistcoat
 Sage's Robe
 Dancer's Mail
 Velvet Cape

 Bodygear for Jessica and Angelo Only
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 Silk Robe
 Cloak of Evasion
 Magic Vestment
 Angel's Robe       
                    Getting It: - Mix Magical Skirt + Flowing
                                  Dress

                                    Sell: 25,000
 Crimson Robe
 Dragon Robe

 Bodygear for Hero & Angelo only
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 Leather Armour
 Scale Armour
 Silver Mail
 Magic Armour
 Platinum Mail
 Sacred Armour
 Mirror Armour

 Bodygear for Hero & Yangus Only
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 Iron Armour
 Dragon Mail
 Spiked Armour
 Gigant Armour

 Headgear for Yangus & Hero
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 Fur Hood
 Great Helm
 Hades' Helm
 Iron Headgear
 Iron Mask
 Raging Bull Helm
 Turban

 Headgear for Angelo & Hero
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 Iron Helmet
 Mythril Helm
 Platinum Headgear

 Headgear for Jessica & Hero
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 Sun Crown

 Swords for Hero & Jessica
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 Bastard Sword
 Blizzard Blade
 Copper Sword
 Dragon Slayer
 Dragonsbane
 Mercury's Rapier
 Miracle Sword
 Rusty Old Sword
 Shamshir of Light
 Steel Broadsword
 Stone Sword
 Double-Edged Sword
 Uber Double-Edge
 Uber Miracle Sword
 Zombie Slayer
 Zombiesbane

 Swords for Hero, Jessica & Angelo
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 Falcon Blade
 Uber Falcon Blade
 Liquid Metal Sword
 Dream Blade
 Platinum Sword

 Staves for Jessica & Angelo
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 Lightening Staff
 Magic Mace
 Magma Staff
 Rune Staff
 Staff of Antimagic
 Staff of Divine Wrath
 Staff of Resurrection
 Wizard's Staff

 Menu Items
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 Amor Seco Essence
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Antidotal Herb
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Elfin Elixir
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Greater Panacea
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Lesser Panacea
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Magic Herb
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Medicinal Herb     A commonly found, commonly used item that is
                    useful nonetheless.
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Moon's Mercy
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Moonwort Bulb
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Rose Wort
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Rose Root
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Seed of Agility
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Seed of Defence
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Seed of Life
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Seed of Magic
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Seed of Skill
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Seed of Strength
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Seed of Wisdom
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Special Medicine
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Special Antidote
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Strong Medicine
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Yggrasil Dew
                    ----------------------------------------------
 Yggdrasil Leaf
                    ----------------------------------------------

 Important Items
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 Godbird's Soulstone
 Crystal Ball
 Tool Bag
 Jessica's Letter
 World Map
 Venus' Tear
 Moonshadow Harp
 Sand of Serenity
 Lizard Humour
 Argon Heart
 Great Big Argon Heart
 Magic Mirror
 Sun Mirror
 Kran Spinals
 The Big Book of Barriers
 Marta's Bag
 Illuminated Sea Chart
 Darktree Leaf
 Echo Flute
 Gold Orb
 Silver Orb
 Red Orb
 Blue Orb
 Yellow Orb
 Purple Orb
 Godbird Sceptre
 Thief's Key Recipe
 Eros' Bow Recipe
 Imp Knife Recipe
 Dragon Slayer Recipe
 Morrie's Memo #1
 Morrie's Memo #2
 Morrie's Memo #3
 Monster Arena Key

 Armour, Shields & Helms in order of Defense
------------------------------------------------------------------
   1 - Bandana                 33 - Scholar's Cap
   1 - Dangerous Bustier       34 - Flame Shield
   2 - Pot Lid                 34 - Robe of Serenity
   3 - Jessica's Outfit        36 - Bone Shield
   3 - Leather Hat             37 - Turtle Shell
   4 - Leather Shield          38 - Bunny Suit
   4 - Plain Clothes           38 - Mythril Helm
   5 - Bandit's Grass Skirt    38 - Power Shield
   5 - Hairband                38 - Thinking Cap
   7 - Pointy Hat              39 - Full-Plate Armour
   7 - Scale Shield            39 - Magic Vestment
   7 - Wayfarer's Clothes      42 - Raging Bull Helm
   8 - Boxer Shorts            42 - Zombie Mail
   8 - Silver Platter          43 - Golden Tiara
   8 - Turban                  43 - Mirror Shield
   9 - Feathered Cap           44 - Silk Bustier
  10 - Bronze Shield           44 - Silver Cuirass
  10 - Silk Robe               45 - Great Helm
  11 - Leather Armour          45 - Ogre Shield
  12 - Kitty Shield            46 - Saintless Shield
  12 - Leather Kilt            46 - Spangled Dress
  13 - Templar's Uniform       48 - Phantom Mask
  14 - Bunny Ears              48 - Posh Waistcoat
  14 - Templar's Shield        48 - Silver Shield
  15 - Iron Shield             49 - Skull Helm
  15 - Leather Dress           50 - Magic Bikini
  15 - Stone Hardhat           50 - Big Boss Shield
  16 - Iron Helmet             50 - Ruinous Shield
  17 - Light Shield            50 - Silver Mail
  17 - Scale Armour            52 - Heavy Armour
  18 - Fur Hood                52 - Sun Crown
  20 - Bronze Helmet           55 - Goddess Shield
  20 - Chain Mail              55 - Magic Armour
  20 - Coral Hairpin           55 - Magical Skirt
  20 - Hermes' Hat             55 - Metal King Helm
  20 - Slime Crown             55 - Sage's Robe
  22 - Leather Cape            55 - Thanatos' Shield
  22 - Steel Shield            57 - Dancer's Mail
  23 - Dancer's Costume        59 - Flowing Dress
  23 - Mercury's Bandana       60 - Dragon Mail
  24 - Bronze Armour           60 - Velvet Cape
  24 - Silver Tiara            65 - Metal King Shield
  24 - White Shield            67 - Shimmering Dress
  25 - Iron Cuirass            68 - Spiked Armour
  25 - Iron Mask               72 - Platinum Mail
  25 - Magical Hat             73 - Angel's Robe
  27 - Magic Shield            80 - Bandit Mail
  29 - Cloak of Evasion        82 - Crimson Robe
  29 - Fur Poncho              84 - Sacred Armour
  30 - Dragon Shield           87 - Dark Robe
  30 - Pirate's Hat            92 - Mirror Armour
  30 - Platinum Headgear       94 - Princess' Robe
  31 - Happy Hat               95 - Gigant Armour
  32 - Iron Armour            101 - Liquid Metal Armour
  32 - Iron Headgear          103 - Dragon Robe
  33 - Hades' Helm            105 - Divine Bustier
  33 - Ice Shield             110 - Dragovian Armour
                              120 - Metal King Armour

 Weapons in Order of Attack
------------------------------------------------------------------
   0 - Poison Needle *        52 - Icicle Dirk
   4 - Cyprus Stick           52 - Imp Knife
   6 - Leather Whip           54 - Holy Silver Rapier
   7 - Oaken Club             54 - Rapier 
   8 - Soldier's Sword        54 - Zombiesbane
   9 - Bronze Knife           55 - Uber Falcon Blade
  12 - Stone Sword            56 - Bandit Axe
  13 - Copper Sword           56 - Sword Braker
  13 - Giant Mallet           60 - Moon Axe
  14 - Thorn Whip             61 - Bastard Sword
  15 - Wizard's Staff         61 - Fallen Angel Rapier
  17 - Rapier                 62 - Spiked Steel Whip
  18 - Dagger                 63 - Cheiron's Bow
  19 - Boomerang
  20 - Stone Axe              63 - Flametang Boomerang
  23 - Short Bow              63 - Swallowtail
  23 - Snakeskin Whip         65 - Hell Scythe
  24 - Iron Lance             65 - Zombie Slayer
  24 - Lightening Staff       67 - Sandstorm Spear
  27 - Edged Boomerang        69 - Uber War Hammer
  27 - Golden Axe             72 - Demon Whip
  28 - Farmer's Scythe        72 - Dragonsbane
  28 - Magma Staff            76 - Double-Edged Sword
  29 - Poison Moth Knife      76 - Uber Double-Edged
  30 - Hunter's Bow           77 - Staff of Resurrection
  30 - Long Spear             78 - Mercury's Rapier
  30 - Rune Staff             79 - Magical Mace
  32 - Chain Whip             80 - King Axe
  32 - Reinforced Boomerang   80 - Miracle Sword
  33 - Sledgehammer           83 - Dragon Slayer
  34 - Falcon Knife           86 - Bardiche of Binding
  35 - Staff of Divine Wrath  86 - Demon Spear
  35 - Steel Broadsword       90 - Blizzard Blade
  36 - Templar's Sword        90 - Metal Wing Boomerang
  37 - Assassin's Dagger      93 - Flail of Fury
  37 - Falcon Blade           95 - Great Bow
  38 - Iron Axe               95 - Uber Miracle Sword
  39 - Eagle Dagger           99 - Hell Sabre
  39 - Holy Lance             99 - Scourge Whip
  40 - Platinum Sword        100 - Hero Spear
  41 - Staff of Anti-Magic   103 - Conquerer's Axe
  42 - Battle Fork           107 - Dragovian Sword
  42 - Razor Wing Boomerang  108 - Megaton Hammer
  42 - Steel Scythe          110 - Heavy Hatchet
  43 - Dream Blade           110 - Shamshir of Light
  44 - Partisan              118 - Liquid Metal Sword
  45 - Battle Axe            120 - Metal King Spear
  45 - Eros' Bow             125 - Flail of Destruction
  45 - Rusty Old Sword       125 - Odin's Bow
  47 - Dragontail Whip       127 - Gringham Whip
  51 - War Hammer            137 - Dragovian King Sword


                         .--------------.
                         | Introduction |
                         '--------------'

Each monster yields 1 common and 1 rare drop. See the monsters
that are available in each area in the "Area Data" chapter. As
for alchemy, there is a list for it in one of the in-depth
guides.
  Items are a very integral part of Dragon Quest VIII in almost
every conceivable way, which is why it makes sense that this
guide should have a detailed fix on the subject...
  There are 35 different accessories in total. All characters can
wear them except the Garter, which only Jessica can equip. ^_^
Whenever you buy an item its selling price is cut by half, but
there are some things you can get for free and sell at shops...

                        1.01a  Item
                        1.02a  Accessories
                        1.03a  Armour
                        1.03b  Hero's Armour
                        1.03c  Yangus' Armour
                        1.03d  Jessica's Armour
                        1.03e  Angelo's Armour
                        1.03f  Armour for Angelo and Jessica
                        1.04a  Helmets
                        1.04b  Hero's Helms
                        1.04c  Yangus' Helms
                        1.04d  Jessica's Helms
                        1.04e  Angelo's Helms
                        1.05a  Swords
                        1.06a  Spears
                        1.07a  Boomerangs
                        1.08a  Whip
                        1.09a  Knife
                        1.10a  Axe
                        1.11a  Scythe
                        1.12a  Hammer
                        1.13a  Flail
                        1.14a  Bow
                        1.15a  Staff
                        1.16a  Special Items
                        1.17a  Medals
                        1.17b  Princess Minnie's Rewards
                        2.01a  In Order of Defence Power
                        2.02a  In Order of Attack Power
                        2.03a  In Order of Selling Price
                        2.04a  In Order of Others
                        3.01a  Shops and Prices
                        4.01a  Jessica's Outfits
                        5.01a  Dodgy Dave's Deals
                        6.01a  Alchemy Trees


                     .---------------------.
                     | [1.02a] Accessories |
                     '---------------------'

Item       :| Agility Ring
            |
Bonus      :| - Gives Agility +15 when equipped.
            | - Used in making Falcon Knife, Mercury's Bandana and
            |   Meteorite Bracer.
            | - What's its selling price?
            |
Getting It :| - Mix Prayer Ring + Seed of Agility.
            | - Buy for 1,000 tokens at the Casino.
            | - Can you buy it?
            | - Do monsters carry it?
            | - Can it be found anywhere?

                     .------------------------.
                     | [1.03c] Yangus' Armour |
                     '------------------------'

Item       :| Bandit's Grass Skirt
            |
Bonus      :| - Give Defence +5 when equipped.
            | - Sold for 18 Gold.
            | - Used to help make Magical Skirt.
            | - Used to help make Bandit Mail.
            |
Description:| Do bandit's wear grass skirts? If there was ever one
            | to do it, it would be Yangus.
            |
Getting it :| - Buy for 35 Gold from Farebury armour shop.
            | - It's part of Yangus' beginning equipment.
            | - Search dresser in the third level of the ruined
            |   abbey.
            | - Defeat Dancing Flame [common] or Candy Cat, See
            |   Urchin [rare drop].
            |
------------+-----------------------------------------------------
            |
Item       :| Boxer Shorts
            |
Description:| Dancing Devils are said to have dropped their blue
            | striped shorts after defeating them.
            |
Bonus      :| - Sells for 50 gold. Item rankings?
            | - Gives Defence +8 when equipped. Item rankings?
            | - Used in Leather Kilt and Robe of Serenity.
            |
Getting it :| - Found in Farebury countryside [to the west] and in
            |   a bag in Pickham.
            | - Defeat Caped Caperer [which is found in Black
            |   Citadel and after a certain point in the game,
            |   around Riverside Chapel and Ascantha].
            | - Dancing Devil [found in Farebury countryside at
            |   night, Waterfall Cavern and Trodain].
            | - Mix Bandana + Bandit's Grass Skirt.


                         .----------------.
                         | [1.05a] Swords |
                         '----------------'

Item       :| Liquid Metal Sword
            |
Bonus      :| - +107 Attack to Hero, Jessica [if she's levelled
            |   in Sword Skill] & Angelo when equipped.
            | - Casts Zap when used in battle.
            | - When mixed with Dragovian Sword makes the
            |   strongest weapon in the game.
            | - Sell for 5,000 G.
            | - Make Rusty Old Sword when combined with Mystifying
            |   Mixture and Cowpat.
            | - Extra damage to metal enemies.
            |
Getting it :| - Rusty Old Sword+ Slime Crown + Orihalcum makes it.
            |
------------+-----------------------------------------------------
            |
Item       :| Dragovian Sword
            |
Bonus      :| - +107 Attack to Hero  when equipped.
            | - Casts Zap when used in battle.
            | - When mixed with Liquid Metal Sword makes the
            |   strongest item in the game.
            |
Getting it :| - Beat the Lord of the Dragovians at least twice and
            |   accept the offer to get a sword.
            |
------------+-----------------------------------------------------
            |
Item       :| Dragovian King Sword
            |
Bonus      :| - +137 Attack to Hero  while equipped.
            | - Casts Kazap when used as an item in battle.
            |
Getting it :| - Mix Dragovian Sword + Liquid Metal Sword


          .----------------------------------------.
          | [1.03f]  Armour for Angelo and Jessica |
          '----------------------------------------'

Item       :| Silk Robe
            |
Bonus      :| - Sells for 210 gold.
            | - Imbues +10 defence when equipped.
            |
Getting it :| - Buy for 420 gold at Peregrine Quay armour shop.
            | - Find in house next to riverside chapel.
            | - Defeat Puppeteer, Bodkin Bowyer.


                  .-----------------------.
                  | [1.16a] Special Items |
                  '-----------------------'

Godbird's Soulstone
  Found: Level six of Godbird's Eyrie.
  Information: It allows you to fly to anywhere in the world.


             .-----------------------------------.
             | [1.17b] Princess Minnie's Rewards |
             '-----------------------------------'

Small medals can be found all over the world of Dragon Quest VIII,
and if you collect enough you get yourself some valuable items!
Unfortunately, I don't know where any of them are. I can tell you
all the things you get for giving medals to Princess Minnie, how-
ever.

  28 = Fishnet Stockings
  36 = Posh Waistcoat
  45 = Staff of Divine Wrath
  52 = Gold Nugget
  60 = Meteorite Bracer
  68 = Miracle Sword
  75 = Sacred Armour
  83 = Orihalcum
  90 = Metal King Helmet
  99 = Dangerous Bustier
  110 = Flail of Destruction


              .---------------------------------.
              | [2.03a] Sorted by Selling Price |
              '---------------------------------'

50 - Elevating Shoes
180 - Agility Ring
240 - Dragon Scale
325 - Strength Ring
435 - Skull Ring
600 - Full Moon Ring
650 - Ring of Clarity
700 - Garter, Ring of Truth
750 - Ring of Immunity
900 - Fishnet Stocking
1,500 - Titan Belt
2,400 - Holy Talismen
4,500 - Mighty Armlet
4,800 - Recovery Ring
7,000 - Life Bracer
7,250 - Sorcerer's Ring
18,000 - Catholican Ring
25,500 - Goddess Ring


                  .-------------------------.
                  | [4.1] Jessica's Outfits |
                  '-------------------------'

 - Jessica's Bunny Girl outfit requires Bunny Suit, Bunny Ears and
   Fishnet Stockings to be equipped on her.
 - Dancer's Costume, Dangerous Bustier, Divine Bustier, Jessica's
   Outfit and Magic Bikini (all for Jessica) require no other
   items.
 - If you equip Dragovian Armour and Helmet on the hero he'll be
   wearing a special costume.


                   .----------------------------.
                   | [5.01a] Dodgy Dave's Deals |
                   '----------------------------'

1200 Gold       Give Dodgy Dave a Reinforced Boomerang
500 Gold        Give Dodgy Dave a Special Medicine
6000 Gold       Give Dodgy Dave Robe of Serenity
Bandit Axe      Give Dodgy Dave Ring of Immunity
Big Boss Shield Give Dodgy Dave Crimson Robe
Happy Hat       Give Dodgy Dave Sandstorm Spear

 Items in order of Selling Value
------------------------------------------------------------------
    60 - Jessica's Outfit
 2,900 - Dangerous Bustier


                      .-----------------.
                      | [6.01a] Alchemy |
                      '-----------------'

  At a certain point early on in the game you'll be able to make
items with two, or at a later point, three ingredients. Items are
easy to make because all you have to do is throw some items
together and walk around to it's done [and you'll hear a "ting"].
If it's not a good recipe the materials will simply pop back out
of the pot. Some recipes take longer than others, but you know
it's almost done if it's boiling. Once the making is done you can
only retrieve the item from the caravan.
  For conveniences' sake I'm listing all the recipes you can do.


                                   Recipes In Order of Ingredients
------------------------------------------------------------------
Agility Ring + Bandana                         = Mercury's Bandana
Agility Ring x2 + Orihalcum                    = Meteorite Bracer
Agility Ring + tough guy tattoo + slime earrings= falcon knife
Angel's Robe + Gold Rosary + Shimmering Dress  = Princess' Robe
Bandit Mail + Mighty Armlet x2                 = Gigant Armour
Boxer Shorts + Cloak of Evasion                = Robe of Serenity
Bronze Shield + Chain Mail                     = Bronze Mail
Chain Mail + Bronze Shield                     = Bronze Mail
Dark Robe + Iron Headgear                      = Phantom Mask
Devil's Tail + Assassin's Knife                = Imp Knife
Devil's Tail + Battle Fork + Poison Needle     = Demon Spear
Devil's Tail + Goddess' Shield                 = Thanatos' Shield
Devil's Tail + Holy Silver +Rapier Wing of Bat=Fallen Angel Rapier
Devil's Tail + Metal King Shield               = Ruinous Shield
Devil's Tail + Mythril Helm                    = Hades' Helm
Devil's Tail + Saint's Ashes                   = Leather Whip
Devil's Tail + Scourge Whip                    = Demon Whip
Devil's Tail + Sorcerer's Ring                 = Skull Ring
Devil's Tail + Sun Crown                       = Skull Helm
Devil's Tail + Cloak of Evasion + Wing of Bat  = Dark Robe
Devil's Tail + Uber Double Edge               = Double Edged Sword
Dream Blade + Gold Ring                        = Ring of Awakening
Fallen Angel Rapier + Gold Ring                = Ring of Clarity
Fallen Angel Rapier + Mercury's Bandana 2x     = Mercury's Rapier
Feathered Cap + Fur Poncho                     = Fur Hood
Flowing Dress + Magical Skirt                  = Angel Robe
Full Moon Ring + Ring of Immunity + Ring of Truth= Gold Ring
Fur Poncho + Feathered Cap                     = Fur Hood
Gold Ring + Dream Blade                        = Ring of Awakening
Gold Ring + Fallen Angel Rapier                = Ring of Clarity
Gold Ring + Poison Moth Knife                  = Full Moon Ring
Gold Ring + Poison Needle                      = Ring of Immunity
Gold Ring + Sandstorm Spear                    = Ring of Truth
Gold Ring + Seed of Magic                      = Prayer Ring
Gold Rosary + Long Spear                       = Holy Lance
Gold Rosary + Angel Robe + Shimmering Dress    = Princess Robe
Gold Rosary + Holy Water + Tough Guy Tattoo    = Holy Talisman
Holy Talisman + Templar's Sword               = Holy Silver Rapier
Holy Talisman + Zombiesbane                    = Zombie Slayer
Holy Water + Gold Rosary + Tough Guy Tattoo    = Holy Talisman
Holy Water + Cowpat + Wing of Bat             = Mystifying Mixture
Holy Water + Mirror Shield + White Shield      = Saintless Shield
Holy Water + Seed of Magic                     = Magic Water
Holy Water + Strong Medicine                   = Amor Seco Essence
Iron Cuirass + Silver Platterx2                = Silver Cuirass
Iron Headgear + Dark Robe                      = Phantom Mask
Leather Kilt + Strength Ring                   = Titan Belt
Life Bracer + Miracle Sword                   = Uber Miracle Sword
Life Bracer + Rune Staff + Yggdrasil Leaf  = Staff of Resurrection
Light Shield + Rune Staff + Shimmering Dress   = Shamshir of Light
Magic Armour + Edged Boomerang                 = Spiked Armour
Magic Water + Nook Grass + Sage's Robe         = Crimson Robe
Magical Skirt + Flowing Dress                  = Angel Robe
Meteorite Bracer + Falcon Blade                = Uber Falcon Blade
Mighty Armlet x2 + Bandit Mail                 = Gigant Armour
Mighty Armlet + Dragonsbane                    = Dragon Slayer
Mighty Armlet + Warhammer                      = Uber War Hammer
Nook Grass + Magic Water + Sage's Robe         = Crimson Robe
Orihalcum + Conquerer's Axe + Uber Warhammer   = Megaton Hammer
Orihalcum + Gold Nugget + Yggdrasil Dew        = Sage's Stone
Orihalcum + Liquid Metal Armour + Slime Crown  = King Metal Armour
Orihalcum + Recovery Ring                      = Goddess Ring
Orihalcum + Saint's Ashes + Ruinous Shield     = Metal King Shield
Orihalcum + Slime Crown + Rusty Old Sword     = Liquid Metal Sword
Platinum Mail + Devil's Tail                   = Zombie Mail
Poison Moth Knife + Gold Ring                  = Full Moon Ring
Poison Moth Knife + Hades' Helm + Steel Scythe = Hell Scythe
Poison Needle + Battle Fork + Devil's Tail     = Demon Spear
Poison Needle + Eagle Dagger                   = Assassin Dagger
Poison Needle + Gold Ring                      = Ring of Immunity
Prayer Ring + Ruby of Protection + Full Plate Armour= Magic Armour
Prayer Ring + Ruby of Protection + Steel Shield= Magic Shield
Prayer Ring + Seed of Agility                  = Agility Ring
Prayer Ring + Seed of Defense                 = Ruby of Protection
Prayer Ring + Seed of Life                     = Recovery Ring
Prayer Ring + Seed of Strength                 = Strength Ring
Recovery Ring + Gold Bracer                    = Life Bracer
Recovery Ring + Golden Tiara + Orihalcum       = Goddess Ring
Ring of Awakening + Ring of Clarity+Seed of Wisdom=Scholar's Specs
Ring of Clarity + Ring of Awakening+Seed of Wisdom=Scholar's Specs
Ring of Immunity + Full Moon Ring + Ring of Truth= Catholican Ring
Ring of Truth + Full Moon Ring + Ring of Immunity= Catholican Ring
Ruby of Protection + Full Plate Armour + Prayer Ring= Magic Armour
Ruby of Protection + Gold Bracer + Spangled Dress=Shimmering Dress
Ruby of Protection + Prayer Ring + Steel Shield= Magic Shield
Rune Staff + Light Shield + Shimmering Dress   = Shamshir of Light
Saint's Ashes + Demon's Whip                   = Scourge Whip
Saint's Ashes + Devil's Tail                   = Leather Whip
Saint's Ashes x2 + Double Edged Sword          = Uber Double Edge
Saint's Ashes + Partisan                       = Sandstorm Spear
Saint's Ashes + Ruinous Shield + Orihalcum     = Metal King Shield
Saint's Ashes + Skull Helm                     = Sun Crown
Saint's Ashes x2 + Skull Ring                  = Sorcerer's Ring
Saint's Ashes + Thanatos' Shield               = Goddess Shield
Saint's Ashes + Zombie Mail                    = Platinum Mail
Seed of Agility + Prayer Ring                  = Agility Ring
Seed of Defense + Prayer Ring                 = Ruby of Protection
Seed of Life + Prayer Ring                     = Recovery Ring
Seed of Magic + Gold Ring                      = Prayer Ring
Seed of Magic + Holy Water                     = Magic Water
Sage's Robe + Magic Water + Nook Grass         = Crimson Robe
Scholar's Specs + Magical Hat                  = Scholar's Cap
Shimmering Dress + Dangerous Bustier           = Divine Bustier
Shimmering Dress + Light Shield + Rune Staff   = Shamshir of Light
Skull Ring + Saint's Ashes x2                  = Sorcerer's Ring
Silver Platter x2 + Iron Cuirass               = Silver Cuirass
Sorcerer's Ring + Devil's Tail                 = Skull Ring
Strength Ring + Cypress Stick 2x               = Hunter's Bow
Strength Ring + Cured Cheese + Magic Shield    = Power Shield
Strength Ring + Leather Kilt                   = Titan Belt
Strength Ring + Titan Belt                     = Mighty Armlet
Templar's Uniform + Iron Shield                = Templar's Shield
Titan Belt + Strength Ring                     = Mighty Armlet
Tough Guy Tattoo + Gold Rosary + Holy Water    = Holy Talisman
Tough Guy Tattoo + Agility Ring + Slime Earrings = Agility Ring
Tough Guy Tattoo + Magic Beast Hide + Sun Crown=Timbrel of Tension
Wayfarer's Clothes + Magic Beast Hide          = Leather Armour
Wayfarer's Clothes + Templar's Shield          = Templar's Uniform
Zombie Mail + Saint's Ashes                    = Platinum Mail

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IN-DEPTH GUIDE II: CASINO ROYALE
------------------------------------------------------------------

Gambling can't be rocket science, yet there is an art to it. Why
do you leave the casino with a small fortune when you arrived with
a big one? You have to be lucky! And learn a few rules while
you're at it. Roulette can off a lot of serious money, but the
others are for the rookies.

  The items that can be traded for tokens at Pickham casino are:

  - Magic Water (100)
  - Silver Platter (500)
  - Agility Ring (1,000)
  - Titan Belt (1,500)
  - Rune Staff (3,000)
  - Platinum Headgear (5,000)

  The items that can be traded for tokens at Baccarat casino are:

  - Falcon Blade (10,000)
  - Gringham Whip (200,000)
  - Liquid Metal (50,000)
  - Prayer Ring (1,000)
  - Saint's Ashes (5,000)
  - Spangled Dress (3,000)


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IN-DEPTH GUIDE III: AREA DATA
------------------------------------------------------------------

This chapter is useful if you want to know how much experience you
can get from monsters in each area. * means the monster is only
available during the night; ** is during the day.

                                                        Abbey Ruin
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                                                    Common LV: 1~4
Monster EXP: 28 - Drackyma         Gold: 9
             30 - Bullfinch             14
             35 - Bag o' Laughs         25
             41 - Skeleton              15
             44 - Flyguy                16
             55 - Mummy Boy              9
             59 - Walking Corpse        11
           1350 - Metal Slime            5

 Monsters               Common Drop          Rare Drop
 --------               -----------          ---------
 Bag o' Laughs          Hairband             Plain Clothes
 Bullfinch              Cowpat               Magic Beast Hide
 Drackyma               Moonwort Bulb        Wing of Bat
 Metal Slime            Seed of Defence     Seed of Agility
 Mummy Boy              Bandana             Turban
 Skeleton               Soldier's Sword     Templar's Uniform
 Walking Corpse         Antidote Herb       Chain Mail


                                               Arcadia countryside
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Monster EXP: 28 - Drackyma *       Gold: 9
             96 - Robo-Robin **         43
            118 - Hocus Chimera *       35
            123 - Jackal Ripper **      32
            132 - Puppet Master *       51
            138 - Iron Rhino            68
            154 - Orc King              38
            155 - Swingin' Hipster      45
            167 - Gryphon               32
            176 - Bone Baron            56
            216 - Hackasaurus           55
            237 - Golem                 50

 Monsters               Common Drop          Rare Drop
 --------               -----------          ---------
 Abominape              Giant Mallet         Chilly Cheese
 Abyss Diver            Waterweed Mould      Spicy Cheese
 Anchorman              Tough Guy Tattoo     Assassin's Dagger
 Archdemon              Rockbomb Shard       Battle Fork
 Argon Lizard           Argon Heart          -
 Babonga                Dragon Dung          Fresh Milk
 Bag o' Laughs          Hairband             Plain Clothes
 Battle Beetle          Templar's Shield     Iron Helmet
 Beelzebuzz             Cowpat               Dragon Dung
 Beetleboy              Medicinal Herb       Leather Hat
 Belial                 Tough Guy Tattoo     Battle Fork
 Ber                    Rock Salt            Iron Armour
 Berserker              Kitty Shield         Iron Axe
 Brownie                Medicinal Herb       Giant Mallet
 Bodkin Archer          Bandana              Plain Cheese
 Bodkin Bowyer          Silk Robe            Short Bow
 Bodkin Fletcher        Antidote Herb        Hunter's Bow
 Body Politic           Hard Cheese          Magic Armour
 Boe                    Plain Cheese         Steel Broadsword
 Boh                    Plain Cheese         Turtle Shell
 Bomboulder             Stone Hardhat        Rockbomb Shard
 Bone Baron             Iron Shield          Holy Lance
 Boss Troll             Special Medicine     Premium Mould
 Blood Mummy            Bandana              Red Mould
 Bloody Hand            Medicinal Herb       Gold Ring
 Bubble Slime           Antidote Herb        Moonwort Bulb
 Buffalogre             Red Mould            Iron Cuirass
 Buffalo Wing           Cowpat               Fresh Milk
 Bulldozer              Cowpat               Plain Cheese
 Bullfinch              Cowpat               Magic Beast Hide
 Bunicorn               Leather Hat          Bunny Tale
 Blue Fang              Strong Antidote      Seed of Wisdom
 Candy Cat              Medicinal Herb       Bandit's Grass Skirt
 Cannibox               Iron Nail            Pot Lid
 Caped Caperer          Boxer Shorts         Devil's Tail
 Capsichum              Cypress Stick        Copper Sword
 Captain Crow           Pirate's Hat         -
 Chainine               Medicinal Herb       Gold Bracer
 Chimaera               Chimaera Wing        Hairband
 Cockateer              Stone Hardhat        Titan Belt
 Claws                  Iron Helmet          Assassin's Dagger
 Clockwork Cuckoo       Iron Nail            Dagger
 Crayzee                Edged Boomerang      Turtle Shell
 Crocodog               Leather Shield       Seed of Skill
 Cureslime              Medicinal Herb       Moon's Mercy
 Cyclops                Amor Seco Essence    Giant Mallet
 Dancing Devil          Chimaera Wing        Boxer Shorts
 Dancing Flame          Bandit's Grass Skirt Spicy Cheese
 Dark Condor            Chimaera Wing        Wing of Bat
 Dark Devildog          Iron Headgear        Life Bracer
 Dark Gryphon           Bunny Tail           Saint's Ashes
 Dark Dullahan          Antidote Herb        Zombie Mail
 Dark Macarbour         Strong Medicine      Yggdrasil Leaf
 Dark Minister          Leather Cape         Saint's Ashes
 Dark Moth              Rennet Powder        Saint's Ashes
 Darkodile              Hairband             Scale Armour
 Dark Sabrecat          Leather Hat          Saint's Ashes
 Dark Sea-Diva          Waterweed Mould      Leather Cape
 Dark Skeleton          Moonwort Bulb        Bronze Shield
 Dark Slime             Medicinal Herb       Magical Hat
 Dark Star              Medicinal Herb       Edged Boomerang
 Darksteel Dragon       Seed of Skill        -
 Dark Turkey            Garter               Dream Blade
 Dead Ringer            Chilly Cheese        Scholar's Specs
 Death Scorpion         Antidote Herb        Poison Needle
 Democrobot             Seed of Magic        Gold Nugget
 Demonrider             Copper Sword         Cool Cheese
 Demon Thunderer        Devil's Tail         Wizard's Staff
 Devilmoth              Antidote Herb        Rennet Powder
 Dhoulmagus             -                    -
 Dhoulmagus             -                    -
 Dieablo                Gold Bracer          Gold Ring
 Diemon                 Chimaera Wing        Magic Beast Hide
 Dingaling              Hairband             Gold Bracer
 Divine Dragon          Seed of Skill        -
 Don Mole               -                    -
 Drackmage              Medicinal Herb       Chimaera Wing
 Dracky                 Medicinal Herb       Chimaera Wing
 Drackyma               Moonwort Bulb        Wing of Bat
 Dragonthorn            Medicinal Herb       Thorn Whip
 Dragurn                Dragon Dung          Dragon Scale
 Dullahan               Leather Cape         Steel Shield
 Fallen Priest          Magic Vestment       Steel Scythe
 Fat Bat                Wing of Bat          Magic Beast Hide
 Fencing Fox            Wayfarer's Clothes   Gold Bracer
 Firespirit             Holy Water           Amor Seco Essence
 Flyguy                 Cowpat               Plain Cheese
 Foul Anchor            Iron Lance           Farmer's Scythe
 Fowlfighter            Garter               Bastard Sword
 Freezefly              Cowpat               Dragon Dung
 Frogface               Medicinal Herb       Amor Seco Essence
 Frogman                Waterweed Mould      Cool Cheese
 Frostburn              Magic Water          Chilly Cheese
 Frostwyvine            Dragon Scale         Chain Whip
 Frou-Frou              Magic Beast Hide     Dragon Scale
 Funghoul               Antidote Herb        Plain Cheese
 Gargoyle               Strong Medicine      Steel Broadsword
 Garuda                 Hairband             Poison Moth Knife
 Gemon                  Seed of Skill        -
 Geyzer                 Seed of Strength     -
 Ghoul                  Antidote Herb        Gold Ring
 Giant Moth             Rennet Powder        Red Mould
 Gigantes               Amor Seco Essence    Elfin Elixir
 Goodybag               Gold Bracer          Prayer Ring
 Gold Golem             Gold Bracer          Gold Ring
 Golden Dragon          Seed of Skill        -
 Golem                  Rennet Powder        Titan Belt
 Gorerilla              Magic Beast Hide     Giant Mallet
 Great Argon Lizard     Great Big Argon Heart-
 Great Sabrecat         Medicinal Herb       Magic Beast Hide
 Great Troll            Medicinal Herb       Seed of Skill
 Grim Rider             Holy Lance           Magical Hat
 Gryphon                Chiamera Wing        Razor Wing Boomerang
 Hackasaurus            Dragon Scale         Dragon Dung
 Hades Condor           Strong Medicine      Eagle Dagger
 Hammerhood             Oaken Club           Giant Mallet
 Hawk Man               Chiamera Wing        Copper Sword
 Headhunter             Medicinal Herb       Scale Shield
 Head of State          Soft Cheese          Thinking Cap
 Healslime              Medicinal Herb       Amor Seco Essence
 Heavy Hood             Velvet Cape          Pirate's Hat
 Heligator              Hairband             Scale Armour
 Hell Hopper            Moon's Mercy         Elevating Shoes
 Hell Hornet            Moonwort Bulb        Poison Moth Knife
 Hell Hound             Medicinal Herb       Magic Beast Hide
 Hell Gladiator         Hades' Helm          Platinum Sword
 Hell's Gatekeeper      Platinum Mail        Ruinous Shield
 Hellspawn              Nook Grass           Cloak of Evasion
 Hellstalker            Magic Water          Demon Whip
 Hipster                Red Mould            Wing of Bat
 High Roller            Leather Hat          Prayer Wing
 Hocus Chimaera         Chimaera Wing        Magic Water
 Hood                   Stone Axe            Leather Cape
 Hoodlum                Tough Guy Tattoo     Iron Axe
 Hunter Mech            Hunter's Bow         Steel Broadsword
 Icekiller              Titan Belt           Poison Moth Knife
 Ice Queen              Fishnet Stockings    Staff of Divine Wrath
 Imp                    Chimaera Wing        Cool Cheese
 Infernal Armour        Iron Armour          Steel Broadsword
 Invisible Swordsman    Dark Robe            Rusty Old Sword
 Iron Rhino             Farmer's Scythe      Iron Helmet
 Iron Scorpion          Iron Nail            Farmer's Scythe
 Jab                    Moonwort Bulb        Iron Helm
 Jabberwockee           Special Medicine     Steel Broadsword
 Jackal Ripper          Titan Belt           Assassin's Dagger
 Jailcat                Bandana              Plain Cheese
 Jargon                 Rennet Powder        Fresh Milk
 Jum                    Plain Cheese         Copper Sword
 Jumping Jackal         Magic Beast Hide     Assassin's Dagger
 Kee                    Antidote Herb       Steel Broadsword
 Khalamari              -                   -
 Khalamari Kid          Waterweed Mould     Oaken Club
 Killer Croaker         Waterweed Mould     Bandana
 Killer Moth            Rennet Powder       Antidote Herb
 Killing Machine        Iron Cuirass        Steel Broadsword
 King Cureslime         Amor Seco Essence   Yggdrasil Dew
 King Kelp              Waterweed Mould     Coral Hairpin
 King Slime             Slime Earrings      Slime Crown
 King Squid             Leather Whip        Strong Medicine
 Kisser                 Waterweed Mould     Red Mould
 Left Wing              Highly Strung CheesePowerShield
 Lesser Demon           Red Mould           Gold Bracer
 Lethal Armour          Soldier's Sword     Heavy Armour
 Lips                   Medicinal Herb      Moonwort Bulb
 Liquid Metal Slime     Seed of Agility     Elevating Shoes
 Living Statue          Stone Hardhat       Ruby of Protection
 Lump Mage              Cypress Stick       Wizard's Staff
 Lump Shaman            Red Mould           Wizard's Staff
 Lump Wizard            Holy Water          Wizard's Staff
 Lord of the Dragovians Medicinal Herb      Moonwort Bulb
 Lost Soul              Holy Water          Magic Water
 Mad Mole               Medicinal Herb      Stone Hardhat
 Magic Dumbbell         Red Mould           Rapier
 Magic Marionette       Iron Nail           Slime Earrings
 Man o' War             Moonwort Bulb       Plain Cheese
 Marcello               -                   -
 Mars Rover             Iron Cuirass        Chain Whip
 Mecha-Mynah            Pot Lid             Chimaera Wing
 Megalodon              Yggdrasil Leaf      -
 Merking                Antidote Herb       Medicinal Herb
 Merman                 Medicinal Herb      Scale Shield
 Metal Slime            Seed of Defence     Seed of Agility
 Metal King Slime       Slime Crown         Orichalcum
 Metal Slime Knight     Slime Earrings      Kitty Shield
 Mimic                  Iron Nail           Seed of Strength
 Mimic King             Iron Name           Seed of Wisdom
 Minidemon              Wing of Bat         Rockbomb Shard
 Mischievous Mole       Medicinal Herb      Oaken Club
 Mohawker               Waterweed Mould     Iron Shield
 Morphean Mushroom      Red Mould           Plain Cheese
 Mucho Macho            Strong Medicine     Magical Hat
 Mud Mannequin          Rock Salt           Cypress Stick
 Muddy Hand             Medicinal Herb      Strength Ring
 Mushroom Mage          Red Mould           Waterweed Mould
 Mum                    Plain Cheese        Leather Armour
 Mumboh-Jumboe          Plain Cheese        Seed of Life
 Mummy                  Turban              Scholar's Specs
 Mummy Boy              Bandana             Turban
 Night Emperor          Wing of Bat         Gold Ring
 Night Fox              Rapier              Feathered Cap
 Night Sneaker          Moonwort Bulb       Bunny Tail
 Notso Macho            Medicinal Herb      Gold Bracer
 Octavian Pirate        Iron Shield         Iron Lance
 Octavian Sentry        Iron Helmet         Long Spear
 Orc                    Medicinal Herb      Iron Lance
 Orc King               Magic Beast Hide    Long Spear
 Pan Piper              Medicinal Herb      Leather Kilt
 Paprikan               Red Mould           Rapier
 Peeper                 Holy Water          Magic Water
 Pandora's Box          Recovery Ring       Orichalcum
 Phantom Fencer         Leather Cape        Templar's Sword
 Phantom Swordsman      Amor Seco Essence   Magic Water
 Pigmalion              Antidote Herb       Waterweed Mould
 Pink Pongo             Giant Mallet        Magic Beast Hide
 Poison Eveel           Medicinal Herb      Snakeskin Whip
 Puppeteer              Silk Robe           Slime Earrings
 Puppet Master          Chimaera Wing       Dancer's Costume
 Puppet Player          Medicinal Herb      Scholar's Specs
 Red Horn               Strong Medicine     Seed of Strength
 Redtail Hipster        Wing of Bat         Thorn Whip
 Restless Armour        Iron Shield         Iron Armour
 Rhapthorne             -                   -
 Rhapthorne             -                   -
 Right Wing             Chunky Cheese       Bastard Sword
 Riptide                Dagger              Scale Armour
 Robo-Robin             Iron Nail           Iron Cuirass
 Rockbomb               Rock Salt           Rockbomb Shard
 Ruin                   Orichalcum          -
 Satyr                  Plain Clothes       Wayfarer's Clothes
 Scorpion               Antidote Herb       Iron Lance
 Sea Dragon             Dragon Scale        Scholar's Specs
 Seasaur                Dragon Scale        Mercury's Bandana
 See Angel              Amor Seco Essence   Bunny Tail
 See Urchin             Medicinal Herb      Bandit's Grass Skirt
 Servant of Darkness    Hades' Helm         Mirror Armour
 Shade                  Rennet Powder       Wing of Bat
 Shadow                 Bronze Knife        Iron Mask
 She-Slime              Medicinal Herb      Slime Earrings
 Silenus                Magic Beast Hide    Fur Hood
 Silhouette             Rennet Powder       Saint's Ashes
 Silver Dragon          Seed of Skill       -
 Siren                  Coral Hairpin       Wizard's Staff
 Skeleton               Soldier's Sword     Templar's Uniform
 Skeleton Soldier       Titan Belt          Steel Broadsword
 Skipper                Medicinal Herb      Bunny Tail
 Skullrider             Medicinal Herb      Bandana
 Slime                  Medicinal Herb      Amor Seco Essence
 Slime Knight           Slime Earrings      Templar's Shield
 Smacker                Moonwort Bulb       Waterweed Mould
 Snapdragon             Thorn Whip          Spiked Steel Whip
 Solaris                Moonwort Bulb       Seed of Skill
 Soul Mole              -                   -
 Soulspawn              Moonwort Bulb       Elfin Elixir
 Spiked Hare            Medicinal Herb      Bunny Tail
 Spitnik                Boomerang           Moon's Mercy
 Squid Kid              Pointy Hat          Dancer's Costume
 Statue of Angelo       -                   -
 Statue of Hero*        -                   -
 Statue of Jessica      -                   -
 Statue of Yangus       -                   -
 Stone Golem            Strong Medicine     Rockbomb Shard
 Stone Guardian         Rock Salt           Mighty Armlet
 Swingin' Hipster       Medicinal Herb      Spangled Dress
 Tortured Soul          Gold Rosary         -
 Tap Devil              Leather Cape        Devil's Tail
 Tentacular             Medicinal Herb      Full Moon Ring
 Terror Tabby           Leather Whip        Turban
 Tortured Soul          Gold Rosary         -
 Toxic Zombie           Antidote Herb       Wayfarer's Clothes
 Trap Box               Venus' Tear         -
 Treeface               Medicinal Herb      Strong Medicine
 Treeville              Strong Medicine     Yggdrasil Leaf
 Troll                  Tough Guy Tattoo    Sledgehammer
 Tyrantosaurus          Dragon Scale        Iron Axe
 Ultimate Dragon        Seed of Skill       -
 Unholy Bishop          Spangled Dress      Velvet Cape
 Venom Wasp             Moonwort Bulb       Poison Needle
 Vermillion Dragon      Seed of Skill       -
 Volpone                Leather Cape        Templar's Sword
 Wailin' Weed           Red Mould           Coral Hairpin
 Walking Corpse         Antidote Herb       Chain Mail
 War Gryphon            Chimaera Wing       Spicy Cheese
 Wight King             Saint's Ashes       Skull Ring
 Wight Priest           Magic Vestment      Rune Staff
 Wild Boarfish          Antidote Herb       Scale Shield
 Winky                  Holy Water          Magic Water
 Witch                  Wizard's Staff      Garter
 Woc                    Medicinal Herb      Iron Shield


                                                         Alexandra
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Though less fortified and stone founded than Farebury town, the
village of Alexandra boasts a large mansion where a very rich and
powerful regional family live. It's more rural than Farebury is
too; Farebury probably export their food from there.
  Only residents of Alexandra village know how to enter the nearby
tower, which contains many treasures and a ghost (players of Drag-
on Quest V will be strongly reminded of a similar adventure in a
haunted mansion).
  The Albert Family own the ferry and lighthouse in Port Prospect,
a pleasant little seaside town nestled in a sheltered bay.

Monster EXP: 5 - Bubble Slime      Gold: 7
             5 - Mecha Mynah             8
             9 - Drackmage               7
            10 - Bodkin Archer           8
            12 - Beetleboy               10
            12 - Skipper                 10
            13 - Funghoul                12
            13 - Imp                     12
            18 - Healslime               13
            19 - Jailcat                 8
            20 - Fencing Fox             16
            20 - Frogface                13
            21 - Hammerhood              9
            30 - Spiked Hare             13

 Monsters               Common Drop          Rare Drop
 --------               -----------          ---------
 Beetleboy              Medicinal Herb       Leather Hat
 Bodkin Archer          Bandana              Plain Cheese
 Bubble Slime           Antidote Herb        Moonwort Bulb
 Drackmage              Medicinal Herb       Chimaera Wing
 Fencing Fox            Wayfarer's Clothes   Gold Bracer
 Frogface               Medicinal Herb       Amor Seco Essence
 Funghoul               Antidote Herb        Plain Cheese
 Hammerhood             Oaken Club           Giant Mallet
 Healslime              Medicinal Herb       Amor Seco Essence
 Imp                    Chimaera Wing        Cool Cheese
 Jailcat                Bandana              Plain Cheese
 Mecha-Mynah            Pot Lid             Chimaera Wing
 Skipper                Medicinal Herb      Bunny Tail
 Spiked Hare            Medicinal Herb      Bunny Tail


                                                     Argonia, East
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Monster EXP: 41 - Magic Dumbell     Gold: 9
             75 - Mushroom Mage           13
             78 - Shade                   14
             78 - Tap Devil               21
             82 - Iron Scorpion           21
             88 - Frogman                 18
             98 - Ghoul                   17
             97 - Skullrider              32
            106 - Hoodlum                 32
            108 - Magical Marionette      27
            112 - Lump Wizard             22
            115 - Hocus Chimera           35
            117 - Bulldozer               38
            120 - Notso Macho             38
            124 - Lethal Armour           52
            131 - Demonrider              37
            136 - King Cureslime          16

 Monsters               Common Drop          Rare Drop
 --------               -----------          ---------
 Bulldozer              Cowpat               Plain Cheese
 Demonrider             Copper Sword         Cool Cheese
 Frogman                Waterweed Mould      Cool Cheese
 Ghoul                  Antidote Herb        Gold Ring
 Hocus Chimaera         Chimaera Wing        Magic Water
 Hoodlum                Tough Guy Tattoo     Iron Axe
 Iron Scorpion          Iron Nail            Farmer's Scythe
 King Cureslime         Amor Seco Essence   Yggdrasil Dew
 Lethal Armour          Soldier's Sword     Heavy Armour
 Lump Wizard            Holy Water          Wizard's Staff
 Magic Dumbbell         Red Mould           Rapier
 Magic Marionette       Iron Nail           Slime Earrings
 Mushroom Mage          Red Mould           Waterweed Mould
 Notso Macho            Medicinal Herb      Gold Bracer
 Shade                  Rennet Powder       Wing of Bat
 Skullrider             Medicinal Herb      Bandana
 Tap Devil              Leather Cape        Devil's Tail


                                                     Argonia, West
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Monster EXP: 41 - Magic Dumbell     Gold: 9
             75 - Toxic Zombie            17
             82 - Iron Scorpion           21
             88 - Frog Man                18
             95 - Treevil                 27
             97 - Skullrider              32
             99 - Hades Condor            22
            103 - Jumping Jackal          32
            108 - Magical Marionette      27
            111 - Bomboulder              11
            112 - Lump Wizard             22
            114 - Gargoyle                36
            117 - Bulldozer               31
            118 - Berserker               19

 Monsters               Common Drop          Rare Drop
 --------               -----------          ---------
 Berserker              Kitty Shield         Iron Axe
 Bomboulder             Stone Hardhat        Rockbomb Shard
 Bulldozer              Cowpat               Plain Cheese
 Frogman                Waterweed Mould      Cool Cheese
 Gargoyle               Strong Medicine      Steel Broadsword
 Hades Condor           Strong Medicine      Eagle Dagger
 Iron Scorpion          Iron Nail            Farmer's Scythe
 Jumping Jackal         Magic Beast Hide     Assassin's Dagger
 Lump Wizard            Holy Water           Wizard's Staff
 Magic Dumbbell         Red Mould            Rapier
 Magic Marionette       Iron Nail            Slime Earrings
 Skullrider             Medicinal Herb       Bandana
 Toxic Zombie           Antidote Herb        Wayfarer's Clothes
 Treeville              Strong Medicine      Yggdrasil Leaf


                                                    Ascantha realm
------------------------------------------------------------------
Monster EXP:  8 - She-Slime         Gold: 6
              9 - Drackmage               7
             18 - Healslime              13
             28 - Drackyma                9
             30 - Spiked Hare            13
             32 - Winky                  12
             35 - Bag o' Laughs          25
             37 - Giant Moth             12
             40 - Morphean Mushroom      11
             41 - Skeleton               15
             42 - Scorpion                8
             43 - Bodkin Bowyer          17
             43 - Brownie                12
             44 - Flyguy                 16
             45 - Puppeteer              21
             51 - Hell Hornet            12
             52 - Night Sneaker          20
             53 - Kisser                 15
             54 - Pan Piper              18
             55 - Mummy Boy               9
             55 - Slime Knight           22
             56 - Clockwork Cuckoo       31
             59 - Boe                     4
             58 - Diemon                 19
             60 - Jum                     4
             61 - Fat Bat                 9
             64 - Chimaera               12
             64 - Jargon                 32
             65 - Boh                    16
             67 - Treeface               23
             68 - Mad Mole               16
             68 - Mum                    25
             88 - Frogman                18
           1350 - Metal Slime             5

 Monsters               Common Drop          Rare Drop
 --------               -----------          ---------
 Bodkin Bowyer          Silk Robe            Short Bow
 Boe                    Plain Cheese         Steel Broadsword
 Boh                    Plain Cheese         Turtle Shell
 Chimaera               Chimaera Wing        Hairband
 Diemon                 Chimaera Wing        Magic Beast Hide
 Fat Bat                Wing of Bat          Magic Beast Hide
 Flyguy                 Cowpat               Plain Cheese
 Giant Moth             Rennet Powder        Red Mould
 Healslime              Medicinal Herb       Amor Seco Essence
 Hell Hornet            Moonwort Bulb        Poison Moth Knife
 Jargon                 Rennet Powder        Fresh Milk
 Jum                    Plain Cheese         Copper Sword
 Kisser                 Waterweed Mould     Red Mould
 Mad Mole               Medicinal Herb      Stone Hardhat
 Metal Slime            Seed of Defence     Seed of Agility
 Morphean Mushroom      Red Mould           Plain Cheese
 Mum                    Plain Cheese        Leather Armour
 Mummy Boy              Bandana             Turban
 Night Sneaker          Moonwort Bulb       Bunny Tail
 Pan Piper              Medicinal Herb      Leather Kilt
 Puppeteer              Silk Robe           Slime Earrings
 Scorpion               Antidote Herb       Iron Lance
 She-Slime              Medicinal Herb      Slime Earrings
 Skeleton               Soldier's Sword     Templar's Uniform
 Slime Knight           Slime Earrings      Templar's Shield
 Spiked Hare            Medicinal Herb      Bunny Tail
 Treeface               Medicinal Herb      Strong Medicine


                                               Ascantha subterrain
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Monster EXP:  4 - Mischievous Mole  Gold: 5
             32 - Goodybag              106
             56 - Mars Rover             17
             68 - Mad Mole               16

 Monsters               Common Drop          Rare Drop
 --------               -----------          ---------
 Goodybag               Gold Bracer          Prayer Ring
 Mad Mole               Medicinal Herb      Stone Hardhat
 Mars Rover             Iron Cuirass        Chain Whip
 Mischievous Mole       Medicinal Herb      Oaken Club


                                              Baccarat countryside
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Monster EXP:  1 - Slime             Gold: 1
             64 - Volpone                43
             69 - Treeface               23
             86 - Bookin Fletcher        23
             89 - Venom Wasp             13
             90 - Cockateer              23
             90 - Puppeteer              41
             91 - Metal Slime Knight     33
             92 - Spitnik                18
             93 - Night Emperor          46
             94 - Orc                    31
             95 - Treevil                27
             96 - Battle Beetle          22
             103 - Jumping Jackal        32
             110 - King Slime            51
             111 - Bomb Boulder          11
             120 - Great Sabrecat        31

 Monsters               Common Drop          Rare Drop
 --------               -----------          ---------
 Battle Beetle          Templar's Shield     Iron Helmet
 Bodkin Fletcher        Antidote Herb        Hunter's Bow
 Bomboulder             Stone Hardhat        Rockbomb Shard
 Cockateer              Stone Hardhat        Titan Belt
 Great Sabrecat         Medicinal Herb       Magic Beast Hide
 King Slime             Slime Earrings      Slime Crown
 Metal Slime Knight     Slime Earrings      Kitty Shield
 Night Emperor          Wing of Bat         Gold Ring
 Orc                    Medicinal Herb      Iron Lance
 Puppeteer              Silk Robe           Slime Earrings
 Slime                  Medicinal Herb      Amor Seco Essence
 Spitnik                Boomerang           Moon's Mercy
 Treeface               Medicinal Herb      Strong Medicine
 Treeville              Strong Medicine     Yggdrasil Leaf
 Venom Wasp             Moonwort Bulb       Poison Needle
 Volpone                Leather Cape        Templar's Sword



                                                     Black Citadel
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Monster EXP: 136 - King Cureslime  Gold: 16
             143 - Dancing Flame         14

 Monsters               Common Drop          Rare Drop
 --------               -----------          ---------
 Dancing Flame          Bandit's Grass Skirt Spicy Cheese
 King Cureslime         Amor Seco Essence   Yggdrasil Dew


                                                    Blizzard Peaks
------------------------------------------------------------------
Monster EXP: 68 - Dead Ringer      Gold: 12
            160 - Freeze Fly             36

 Monsters               Common Drop          Rare Drop
 --------               -----------          ---------
 Dead Ringer            Chilly Cheese        Scholar's Specs
 Freezefly              Cowpat               Dragon Dung


                                                        Dark Ruins
------------------------------------------------------------------
Monster EXP: 67 - Mummy            Gold: 10
            125 - Blood Mummy            16
            138 - Soulspawn              9
            164 - Phantom Swordsman      34
            176 - Bone Baron             56
            183 - Fallen Priest          63

 Monsters               Common Drop          Rare Drop
 --------               -----------          ---------
 Bone Baron             Iron Shield          Holy Lance
 Blood Mummy            Bandana              Red Mould
 Fallen Priest          Magic Vestment       Steel Scythe
 Mummy                  Turban              Scholar's Specs
 Phantom Swordsman      Amor Seco Essence   Magic Water
 Soulspawn              Moonwort Bulb       Elfin Elixir


                                                            Desert
------------------------------------------------------------------
  EXP  Monster          G   Common Drop          Rare Drop
  ---  ------           -   -----------          ---------
  67 - Muddy Hand       12  Medicinal Herb       Strength Ring
  82 - Iron Scorpion    21  Iron Nail            Farmer's Scythe
  99 - Death Scorpion   14  Antidote Herb        Poison Needle
 124 - Lethal Armour    52  Soldier's Sword      Heavy Armour
 131 - Demonrider       37  Copper Sword         Cool Cheese
 143 - Dancing Flame    14  Bandit's Grass Skirt Spicy Cheese


                                                     Farebury town
------------------------------------------------------------------
You're typical parochial stone-walled town with a dumbed down pop-
ulace that very rarely has a bright spark; case in point is the
local fortune teller, who is forever on the point of giving up his
profession. 

Farebury Armour Shop
--------------------
ITEM                  BUY/SELL DEF+ FOUND? DROPPED? ALCHEMY?
Bandit's Grass Skirt  35/18    5    YES    YES      NO
Wayfarer's Clothes    70/35    7    NO     YES      YES
Leather Armour        180/90   11   NO     NO       YES

Farebury Weapon Shop
---------------------
ITEM                  BUY/SELL ATT+ FOUND? DROPPED? ALCHEMY?
Boomerang             420/210  19   NO     NO       NO
Oaken Club            110/55   7    YES    NO       NO
Giant Mallet          240/120  13   NO     NO       NO
Cypress Stick         10/5     4    YES    YES      NO
Copper Sword          270/135  13   YES    YES      YES

Boomerang has the best attack for any of the weapons you can get
in Farebury town and the surrounding areas but in the long run
it would be better to find the Copper Sword in the first floor of
the Waterfall Cave. I guess you could get the boomerang but not
level up the boomerang skill [as this is Hero's worst skill].


                                              Farebury countryside
------------------------------------------------------------------
Monster EXP: 1 - Slime             Gold: 1
             2 - Candy Cat               2
             2 - Dracky                  3
             2 - Lips                    3
             3 - Capischum               3
             3 - Satyr                   4
             5 - Bunicorn                5
             5 - Bubble Slime            7
             5 - Firespirit              5
             5 - Mecha Mynah             8
             7 - Dancing Devil          10
            12 - Beetleboy              10


                                                   Godbird's Eyrie
------------------------------------------------------------------
Monster EXP: 2 - Dracky                 3
            87 - Dark Slime             12
           146 - Bloody Hand            17
           149 - Smacker                18
           163 - Elysium Bird           43
           166 - Killer Croaker         16
           216 - Shadow                 14
           224 - Dark Condor            26
           245 - High Roller            87
           250 - Demon Thunderer        48
           283 - Tyrantosaurus          57
           283 - Zombie Gladiator       71
           287 - Dark Sea-Diva          61
           301 - Dark Star              66
           302 - Dragurn                61
           304 - Dark Skeleton          31
           304 - Grim Rider             72
           309 - Dark Turkey            73
           316 - Dark Minister          101
           318 - Mucho Macho            51
           326 - Dark Dullahan          138
           340 - Stone Golem            38
           637 - Darkodile              138
         8,600 - Gemon                  0
        10,050 - Liquid Metal Slime     18




                                                       Herb Grotto
------------------------------------------------------------------


                                                 Holy Isle of Neos
------------------------------------------------------------------
             54 - Gold Golem            726
             64 - Volpone               43
             75 - Mushroom Mage         13
             75 - Toxic Zombie          17
             78 - Tap Devil             21
             92 - Redtail Hipster       36
             93 - Night Emperor         46
             99 - Hades Condor          22




                                                  Isolated Plateau
------------------------------------------------------------------
Monster EXP:  1 - Slime                 1
              2 - Dracky                3




                                                      Maella Abbey
------------------------------------------------------------------
Monster EXP: 20 - Frogface              13
             30 - Spiked Hare           13
             30 - Bullfinch             14
             31 - Dingaling             16
             32 - Winky                 12
             36 - Chainine              11
             37 - Giant Moth            12
             40 - Morphean Mushroom     11
             42 - Scorpion              8
             43 - Brownie               12
             64 - Jargon                32
             67 - Treeface              23



                                                   Maella district
------------------------------------------------------------------
Monster EXP:  8 - She-Slime         Gold: 6
             31 - Lump Mage               18
             32 - Winky                   12
             26 - Chainine                11
             30 - Bullfinch               14
             31 - Dingaling               ?
             37 - Giant Moth              12
             40 - Morphean Mushroom       11
             42 - Scorpion                8
             43 - Brownie                 13
             64 - Jargon                  32
             67 - Treeface                23




                                                         Mole Hole
------------------------------------------------------------------
Monster EXP: 56 - Mars Rover        Gold: 17
             67 - Muddy Hand              12
             68 - Mad Mole                16
             70 - Rockbomb                11
             75 - Peeper                  14
              4 - Mischievous Mole        5

 Monsters               Common Drop          Rare Drop
 --------               -----------          ---------
 Abominape              Giant Mallet         Chilly Cheese
 Abyss Diver            Waterweed Mould      Spicy Cheese
 Anchorman              Tough Guy Tattoo     Assassin's Dagger
 Archdemon              Rockbomb Shard       Battle Fork
 Argon Lizard           Argon Heart          -
 Babonga                Dragon Dung          Fresh Milk
 Bag o' Laughs          Hairband             Plain Clothes
 Battle Beetle          Templar's Shield     Iron Helmet
 Beelzebuzz             Cowpat               Dragon Dung
 Beetleboy              Medicinal Herb       Leather Hat
 Belial                 Tough Guy Tattoo     Battle Fork
 Ber                    Rock Salt            Iron Armour
 Berserker              Kitty Shield         Iron Axe
 Brownie                Medicinal Herb       Giant Mallet
 Bodkin Archer          Bandana              Plain Cheese
 Bodkin Bowyer          Silk Robe            Short Bow
 Bodkin Fletcher        Antidote Herb        Hunter's Bow
 Body Politic           Hard Cheese          Magic Armour
 Boe                    Plain Cheese         Steel Broadsword
 Boh                    Plain Cheese         Turtle Shell
 Bomboulder             Stone Hardhat        Rockbomb Shard
 Bone Baron             Iron Shield          Holy Lance
 Boss Troll             Special Medicine     Premium Mould
 Blood Mummy            Bandana              Red Mould
 Bloody Hand            Medicinal Herb       Gold Ring
 Bubble Slime           Antidote Herb        Moonwort Bulb
 Buffalogre             Red Mould            Iron Cuirass
 Buffalo Wing           Cowpat               Fresh Milk
 Bulldozer              Cowpat               Plain Cheese
 Bullfinch              Cowpat               Magic Beast Hide
 Bunicorn               Leather Hat          Bunny Tale
 Blue Fang              Strong Antidote      Seed of Wisdom
 Candy Cat              Medicinal Herb       Bandit's Grass Skirt
 Cannibox               Iron Nail            Pot Lid
 Caped Caperer          Boxer Shorts         Devil's Tail
 Capsichum              Cypress Stick        Copper Sword
 Captain Crow           Pirate's Hat         -
 Chainine               Medicinal Herb       Gold Bracer
 Chimaera               Chimaera Wing        Hairband
 Cockateer              Stone Hardhat        Titan Belt
 Claws                  Iron Helmet          Assassin's Dagger
 Clockwork Cuckoo       Iron Nail            Dagger
 Crayzee                Edged Boomerang      Turtle Shell
 Crocodog               Leather Shield       Seed of Skill
 Cureslime              Medicinal Herb       Moon's Mercy
 Cyclops                Amor Seco Essence    Giant Mallet
 Dancing Devil          Chimaera Wing        Boxer Shorts
 Dancing Flame          Bandit's Grass Skirt Spicy Cheese
 Dark Condor            Chimaera Wing        Wing of Bat
 Dark Devildog          Iron Headgear        Life Bracer
 Dark Gryphon           Bunny Tail           Saint's Ashes
 Dark Dullahan          Antidote Herb        Zombie Mail
 Dark Macarbour         Strong Medicine      Yggdrasil Leaf
 Dark Minister          Leather Cape         Saint's Ashes
 Dark Moth              Rennet Powder        Saint's Ashes
 Darkodile              Hairband             Scale Armour
 Dark Sabrecat          Leather Hat          Saint's Ashes
 Dark Sea-Diva          Waterweed Mould      Leather Cape
 Dark Skeleton          Moonwort Bulb        Bronze Shield
 Dark Slime             Medicinal Herb       Magical Hat
 Dark Star              Medicinal Herb       Edged Boomerang
 Darksteel Dragon       Seed of Skill        -
 Dark Turkey            Garter               Dream Blade
 Dead Ringer            Chilly Cheese        Scholar's Specs
 Death Scorpion         Antidote Herb        Poison Needle
 Democrobot             Seed of Magic        Gold Nugget
 Demonrider             Copper Sword         Cool Cheese
 Demon Thunderer        Devil's Tail         Wizard's Staff
 Devilmoth              Antidote Herb        Rennet Powder
 Dhoulmagus             -                    -
 Dhoulmagus             -                    -
 Dieablo                Gold Bracer          Gold Ring
 Diemon                 Chimaera Wing        Magic Beast Hide
 Dingaling              Hairband             Gold Bracer
 Divine Dragon          Seed of Skill        -
 Don Mole               -                    -
 Drackmage              Medicinal Herb       Chimaera Wing
 Dracky                 Medicinal Herb       Chimaera Wing
 Drackyma               Moonwort Bulb        Wing of Bat
 Dragonthorn            Medicinal Herb       Thorn Whip
 Dragurn                Dragon Dung          Dragon Scale
 Dullahan               Leather Cape         Steel Shield
 Fallen Priest          Magic Vestment       Steel Scythe
 Fat Bat                Wing of Bat          Magic Beast Hide
 Fencing Fox            Wayfarer's Clothes   Gold Bracer
 Firespirit             Holy Water           Amor Seco Essence
 Flyguy                 Cowpat               Plain Cheese
 Foul Anchor            Iron Lance           Farmer's Scythe
 Fowlfighter            Garter               Bastard Sword
 Freezefly              Cowpat               Dragon Dung
 Frogface               Medicinal Herb       Amor Seco Essence
 Frogman                Waterweed Mould      Cool Cheese
 Frostburn              Magic Water          Chilly Cheese
 Frostwyvine            Dragon Scale         Chain Whip
 Frou-Frou              Magic Beast Hide     Dragon Scale
 Funghoul               Antidote Herb        Plain Cheese
 Gargoyle               Strong Medicine      Steel Broadsword
 Garuda                 Hairband             Poison Moth Knife
 Gemon                  Seed of Skill        -
 Geyzer                 Seed of Strength     -
 Ghoul                  Antidote Herb        Gold Ring
 Giant Moth             Rennet Powder        Red Mould
 Gigantes               Amor Seco Essence    Elfin Elixir
 Goodybag               Gold Bracer          Prayer Ring
 Gold Golem             Gold Bracer          Gold Ring
 Golden Dragon          Seed of Skill        -
 Golem                  Rennet Powder        Titan Belt
 Gorerilla              Magic Beast Hide     Giant Mallet
 Great Argon Lizard     Great Big Argon Heart-
 Great Sabrecat         Medicinal Herb       Magic Beast Hide
 Great Troll            Medicinal Herb       Seed of Skill
 Grim Rider             Holy Lance           Magical Hat
 Gryphon                Chiamera Wing        Razor Wing Boomerang
 Hackasaurus            Dragon Scale         Dragon Dung
 Hades Condor           Strong Medicine      Eagle Dagger
 Hammerhood             Oaken Club           Giant Mallet
 Hawk Man               Chiamera Wing        Copper Sword
 Headhunter             Medicinal Herb       Scale Shield
 Head of State          Soft Cheese          Thinking Cap
 Healslime              Medicinal Herb       Amor Seco Essence
 Heavy Hood             Velvet Cape          Pirate's Hat
 Heligator              Hairband             Scale Armour
 Hell Hopper            Moon's Mercy         Elevating Shoes
 Hell Hornet            Moonwort Bulb        Poison Moth Knife
 Hell Hound             Medicinal Herb       Magic Beast Hide
 Hell Gladiator         Hades' Helm          Platinum Sword
 Hell's Gatekeeper      Platinum Mail        Ruinous Shield
 Hellspawn              Nook Grass           Cloak of Evasion
 Hellstalker            Magic Water          Demon Whip
 Hipster                Red Mould            Wing of Bat
 High Roller            Leather Hat          Prayer Wing
 Hocus Chimaera         Chimaera Wing        Magic Water
 Hood                   Stone Axe            Leather Cape
 Hoodlum                Tough Guy Tattoo     Iron Axe
 Hunter Mech            Hunter's Bow         Steel Broadsword
 Icekiller              Titan Belt           Poison Moth Knife
 Ice Queen              Fishnet Stockings    Staff of Divine Wrath
 Imp                    Chimaera Wing        Cool Cheese
 Infernal Armour        Iron Armour          Steel Broadsword
 Invisible Swordsman    Dark Robe            Rusty Old Sword
 Iron Rhino             Farmer's Scythe      Iron Helmet
 Iron Scorpion          Iron Nail            Farmer's Scythe
 Jab                    Moonwort Bulb        Iron Helm
 Jabberwockee           Special Medicine     Steel Broadsword
 Jackal Ripper          Titan Belt           Assassin's Dagger
 Jailcat                Bandana              Plain Cheese
 Jargon                 Rennet Powder        Fresh Milk
 Jum                    Plain Cheese         Copper Sword
 Jumping Jackal         Magic Beast Hide     Assassin's Dagger
 Kee                    Antidote Herb       Steel Broadsword
 Khalamari              -                   -
 Khalamari Kid          Waterweed Mould     Oaken Club
 Killer Croaker         Waterweed Mould     Bandana
 Killer Moth            Rennet Powder       Antidote Herb
 Killing Machine        Iron Cuirass        Steel Broadsword
 King Cureslime         Amor Seco Essence   Yggdrasil Dew
 King Kelp              Waterweed Mould     Coral Hairpin
 King Slime             Slime Earrings      Slime Crown
 King Squid             Leather Whip        Strong Medicine
 Kisser                 Waterweed Mould     Red Mould
 Left Wing              Highly Strung CheesePowerShield
 Lesser Demon           Red Mould           Gold Bracer
 Lethal Armour          Soldier's Sword     Heavy Armour
 Lips                   Medicinal Herb      Moonwort Bulb
 Liquid Metal Slime     Seed of Agility     Elevating Shoes
 Living Statue          Stone Hardhat       Ruby of Protection
 Lump Mage              Cypress Stick       Wizard's Staff
 Lump Shaman            Red Mould           Wizard's Staff
 Lump Wizard            Holy Water          Wizard's Staff
 Lord of the Dragovians Medicinal Herb      Moonwort Bulb
 Lost Soul              Holy Water          Magic Water
 Mad Mole               Medicinal Herb      Stone Hardhat
 Magic Dumbbell         Red Mould           Rapier
 Magic Marionette       Iron Nail           Slime Earrings
 Man o' War             Moonwort Bulb       Plain Cheese
 Marcello               -                   -
 Mars Rover             Iron Cuirass        Chain Whip
 Mecha-Mynah            Pot Lid             Chimaera Wing
 Megalodon              Yggdrasil Leaf      -
 Merking                Antidote Herb       Medicinal Herb
 Merman                 Medicinal Herb      Scale Shield
 Metal Slime            Seed of Defence     Seed of Agility
 Metal King Slime       Slime Crown         Orichalcum
 Metal Slime Knight     Slime Earrings      Kitty Shield
 Mimic                  Iron Nail           Seed of Strength
 Mimic King             Iron Name           Seed of Wisdom
 Minidemon              Wing of Bat         Rockbomb Shard
 Mischievous Mole       Medicinal Herb      Oaken Club
 Mohawker               Waterweed Mould     Iron Shield
 Morphean Mushroom      Red Mould           Plain Cheese
 Mucho Macho            Strong Medicine     Magical Hat
 Mud Mannequin          Rock Salt           Cypress Stick
 Muddy Hand             Medicinal Herb      Strength Ring
 Mushroom Mage          Red Mould           Waterweed Mould
 Mum                    Plain Cheese        Leather Armour
 Mumboh-Jumboe          Plain Cheese        Seed of Life
 Mummy                  Turban              Scholar's Specs
 Mummy Boy              Bandana             Turban
 Night Emperor          Wing of Bat         Gold Ring
 Night Fox              Rapier              Feathered Cap
 Night Sneaker          Moonwort Bulb       Bunny Tail
 Notso Macho            Medicinal Herb      Gold Bracer
 Octavian Pirate        Iron Shield         Iron Lance
 Octavian Sentry        Iron Helmet         Long Spear
 Orc                    Medicinal Herb      Iron Lance
 Orc King               Magic Beast Hide    Long Spear
 Pan Piper              Medicinal Herb      Leather Kilt
 Paprikan               Red Mould           Rapier
 Peeper                 Holy Water          Magic Water
 Pandora's Box          Recovery Ring       Orichalcum
 Phantom Fencer         Leather Cape        Templar's Sword
 Phantom Swordsman      Amor Seco Essence   Magic Water
 Pigmalion              Antidote Herb       Waterweed Mould
 Pink Pongo             Giant Mallet        Magic Beast Hide
 Poison Eveel           Medicinal Herb      Snakeskin Whip
 Puppeteer              Silk Robe           Slime Earrings
 Puppet Master          Chimaera Wing       Dancer's Costume
 Puppet Player          Medicinal Herb      Scholar's Specs
 Red Horn               Strong Medicine     Seed of Strength
 Redtail Hipster        Wing of Bat         Thorn Whip
 Restless Armour        Iron Shield         Iron Armour
 Rhapthorne             -                   -
 Rhapthorne             -                   -
 Right Wing             Chunky Cheese       Bastard Sword
 Riptide                Dagger              Scale Armour
 Robo-Robin             Iron Nail           Iron Cuirass
 Rockbomb               Rock Salt           Rockbomb Shard
 Ruin                   Orichalcum          -
 Satyr                  Plain Clothes       Wayfarer's Clothes
 Scorpion               Antidote Herb       Iron Lance
 Sea Dragon             Dragon Scale        Scholar's Specs
 Seasaur                Dragon Scale        Mercury's Bandana
 See Angel              Amor Seco Essence   Bunny Tail
 See Urchin             Medicinal Herb      Bandit's Grass Skirt
 Servant of Darkness    Hades' Helm         Mirror Armour
 Shade                  Rennet Powder       Wing of Bat
 Shadow                 Bronze Knife        Iron Mask
 She-Slime              Medicinal Herb      Slime Earrings
 Silenus                Magic Beast Hide    Fur Hood
 Silhouette             Rennet Powder       Saint's Ashes
 Silver Dragon          Seed of Skill       -
 Siren                  Coral Hairpin       Wizard's Staff
 Skeleton               Soldier's Sword     Templar's Uniform
 Skeleton Soldier       Titan Belt          Steel Broadsword
 Skipper                Medicinal Herb      Bunny Tail
 Skullrider             Medicinal Herb      Bandana
 Slime                  Medicinal Herb      Amor Seco Essence
 Slime Knight           Slime Earrings      Templar's Shield
 Smacker                Moonwort Bulb       Waterweed Mould
 Snapdragon             Thorn Whip          Spiked Steel Whip
 Solaris                Moonwort Bulb       Seed of Skill
 Soul Mole              -                   -
 Soulspawn              Moonwort Bulb       Elfin Elixir
 Spiked Hare            Medicinal Herb      Bunny Tail
 Spitnik                Boomerang           Moon's Mercy
 Squid Kid              Pointy Hat          Dancer's Costume
 Statue of Angelo       -                   -
 Statue of Hero*        -                   -
 Statue of Jessica      -                   -
 Statue of Yangus       -                   -
 Stone Golem            Strong Medicine     Rockbomb Shard
 Stone Guardian         Rock Salt           Mighty Armlet
 Swingin' Hipster       Medicinal Herb      Spangled Dress
 Tortured Soul          Gold Rosary         -
 Tap Devil              Leather Cape        Devil's Tail
 Tentacular             Medicinal Herb      Full Moon Ring
 Terror Tabby           Leather Whip        Turban
 Tortured Soul          Gold Rosary         -
 Toxic Zombie           Antidote Herb       Wayfarer's Clothes
 Trap Box               Venus' Tear         -
 Treeface               Medicinal Herb      Strong Medicine
 Treeville              Strong Medicine     Yggdrasil Leaf
 Troll                  Tough Guy Tattoo    Sledgehammer
 Tyrantosaurus          Dragon Scale        Iron Axe
 Ultimate Dragon        Seed of Skill       -
 Unholy Bishop          Spangled Dress      Velvet Cape
 Venom Wasp             Moonwort Bulb       Poison Needle
 Vermillion Dragon      Seed of Skill       -
 Volpone                Leather Cape        Templar's Sword
 Wailin' Weed           Red Mould           Coral Hairpin
 Walking Corpse         Antidote Herb       Chain Mail
 War Gryphon            Chimaera Wing       Spicy Cheese
 Wight King             Saint's Ashes       Skull Ring
 Wight Priest           Magic Vestment      Rune Staff
 Wild Boarfish          Antidote Herb       Scale Shield
 Winky                  Holy Water          Magic Water
 Witch                  Wizard's Staff      Garter
 Woc                    Medicinal Herb      Iron Shield



                                                    Moles, Land of
------------------------------------------------------------------
Monster EXP:  4 - Mischievous Mole  Gold: 5
            100 - Hawk Man                24

                                                    Northwest Isle
------------------------------------------------------------------
Monster EXP: 75 - Mushroom Mage           13
             75 - Toxic Zombie            17
             90 - Lump Shaman             32
             93 - Skeleton Soldier        26
            107 - Lesser Demon            38




                                                             Ocean
------------------------------------------------------------------
             78 - Shade             Gold: 14
             99 - Hades Condor            22
            100 - Hawk Man 24



                                                      Pickham Cape
------------------------------------------------------------------
Monster EXP: 41 - Magic Dumbell           9
             56 - Clockwork Cuckoo        31
             61 - Kee                     25
             61 - Woc                     25
             71 - Ber                     25
             96 - Robo-Robin              43
            106 - Hoodlum                 32
            110 - Jab                     80
            111 - Bomboulder              11
            132 - Puppet Master           51
            318 - Jabberwockee            100



                                               Pickham countryside
------------------------------------------------------------------
Monster EXP: 9 - Drackmage                7
            47 - Paprikan                 10
            53 - Kisser                   15
            56 - Night Fox                16
            58 - Diemon                   19
            59 - Minidemon                11
            59 - Walking Corpse           11
            62 - Headhunter               18
            64 - Chimaera                 12
            65 - Gorerilla                10
            66 - Hood                     14
            66 - Witch                    22
            67 - Treeface                 23
            69 - Hipster                  16

 

                                                      Pirates Cave
------------------------------------------------------------------
            128 - Mimic                   72


                                              Royal Hunting Ground
------------------------------------------------------------------
            115 - Hocus Chimera           35
            116 - Killer Moth             14
            123 - Jackal Ripper **        32
            154 - Orc King                38
            216 - Hackasaurus             55



                                                     Rydon's Tower
------------------------------------------------------------------
             61 - Woc                     25
             61 - Kee                     25
             71 - Ber                     25
            110 - Jab                     80
            136 - King Cureslime          16
            138 - Iron Rhino              68
            138 - Soulspawn               9
            154 - Orc King                38
            167 - Gryphon                 32
            237 - Golem                   50
            306 - Living Statue           90
            318 - Jabberwockee            100




                                               Savella countryside
------------------------------------------------------------------
             41 - Magic Dumbell           9
             78 - Shade             Gold: 14
             93 - Skeleton Soldier        26
             93 - Night Emperor           46
             96 - Robo-Robin **           43
            106 - Hoodlum                 32
            113 - Silenus                 38
            116 - Killer Moth             14
            117 - Bulldozer               31
            131 - Demonrider              37




                                             Swordsman's Labyrinth
------------------------------------------------------------------
Monster EXP: 32 - Goodybag                106
             55 - Mummy Boy               9
             56 - Night Fox               16
             67 - Mummy                   10
             62 - Lost Soul               9
             68 - Phantom Fencer          ?
             74 - Restless Armour         13
             76 - Cannibox                110




                                                   Trodain Kingdom
------------------------------------------------------------------
Monster EXP:  1 - Slime                   1
              2 - Candy Cat               2
              2 - Dracky                  3
              7 - Dancing Devil           10
              9 - Drackmage               7
             10 - Bodkin Archer           8
             12 - Beetleboy               10
            100 - Hawk Man 24




                                                    Trodain Castle
------------------------------------------------------------------
Monster EXP: 70 - Rockbomb                11
             73 - Wailin' Weed            17
             75 - Garuda                  12
             76 - Hunter Mech             20
             90 - Infernal Armour         19
            101 - Dragonthorn             25
         10,050 - Liquid Metal Slime      18




                                                      Troll's Maze
------------------------------------------------------------------
            136 - King Cureslime          16





                                                      Unnamed Isle
------------------------------------------------------------------
Monster EXP:  1 - Slime                   1
             64 - Volpone                 43
             70 - Cureslime               11
             75 - Mushroom Mage           13
             75 - Toxic Zombie            17
             76 - Cannibox                110
             78 - Tap Devil               21
             82 - Iron Scorpion           21
             86 - Bookin Fletcher         23
             88 - Frogman                 18
             89 - Venom Wasp              13
             90 - Puppet Player           41
             92 - Redtail Hipster         36
             93 - Skeleton Soldier        26
             94 - Orc                     31
             95 - Treevil                 27
             96 - Battle Beetle           22
             97 - Skullrider              32
            103 - Jumping Jackal          32
            110 - King Slime              51
            111 - Bomboulder              11
            128 - Mimic                   72
            1350 - Metal Slime            5
          10,050 - Liquid Metal Slime     18




                                                    Waterfall Cave
------------------------------------------------------------------
The river that leads to Farebury town runs from this cave that
lies on the footstep of the mountains. A man who makes tools lives
on the top of the cave, and a monster with a very tough skull
lives under the waterfall.

Monster EXP:  1 - Slime                   1
              2 - Dracky                  3
              4 - Mischievous Mole  Gold: 5
              5 - Bubble Slime      Gold: 7
              5 - Firespirit              5
              5 - Mecha Mynah             8
              7 - Dancing Devil           10
             12 - Skipper                 10
             21 - Hammerhood              9




                                                     Wisher's Peak
------------------------------------------------------------------
Monster EXP: 18 - Healslime               13
             21 - Hammerhood              9
             43 - Bodkin Bowyer           17
             51 - Hell Hornet             12
             55 - Slime Knight            22
             59 - Walking Corpse          11
             61 - Fat Bat                 9
             67 - Treeface                23


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IN-DEPTH GUIDE IV: BESTIARY
------------------------------------------------------------------

- This chapter is a summary of all the monster types and
  strategies that are useful for defeating monsters of specific
  families.
- There are two hundred and ninety-five monsters in DQ8 and if you
  wanna have a full bestiary list have a look at the Area Data
  chapter.

                                                Full Monster Index
------------------------------------------------------------------
001. Slime                     149. Phantom Swordsman
002. Candy Cat                 150. Hackasaurus
003. Lips                      151. Baron Bone
004. Dracky                    152. Swingin' Hipster
005. Satyr                     153. Orc King
006. Capsichum                 154. Soulspawn
007. Bunicorn                  155. Gryphon
008. She-Slime                 156. Golem
009. Fire Spirit               157. Fallen Priest
010. Mischievous Mole          158. Dead Ringer
011. Mecha Mynah               159. Living Statue
012. Bubble Slime              160. Freeze Fly
013. Dancing Devil             161. Dark Slime
014. Bodkin Archer             162. Frostburn
015. Skipper                   163. Hellhound
016. Drackmage                 164. Troll
017. Beetleboy                 165. Ice Queen
018. Imp                       166. Abominape
019. Funghoul                  167. Beelzebuzz
020. Fencing Fox               168. Killing Machine
021. Healslime                 169. Icekiller
022. Hammerhood                170. Shadow
023. Jailcat                   171. Metal King Slime
024. Frogface                  172. Frost Wyvyne
025. Lump Mage                 173. Elysium Bird
026. Winky                     174. Dragurn
027. Spiked Hare               175. Smacker
028. Chainine                  176. Zombie Gladiator
029. Giant Moth                177. Stone Golem
030. Dingaling                 178. Dark Condor
031. Jargon                    179. Mucho Macho
032. Drackyma                  180. Dark Skeleton
033. Bullfinch                 181. Dark Macarbour
034. Bag o' Laughs             182. Tyrantosaurus
035. Skeleton                  183. Demon Thunderer
036. Metal Slime               184. Dark Star
037. Scorpion                  185. Dark Minister
038. Morphean Mushroom         186. Grim Rider
039. Brownie                   187. Dark Sea-Diva
040. Flyguy                    188. War Gryphon
041. Puppeteer                 189. Dark Turkey
042. Bodkin Bowyer             190. Heligator
043. Night Sneaker             191. Dark Dullahan
044. Mummy Boy                 192. Killer Croaker
045. Hell Hornet               193. High Roller
046. Pan Piper                 194. Darkodile
047. Slime Knight              195. Cyclops
048. Clockwork Cuckoo          196. Bloody Hand
049. Treeface                  197. Snapdragon
050. Kisser                    198. Buffalogre
051. Diemon                    199. Mohawker
052. Walking Corpse            200. Archdemon
053. Fat Bat                   201. Bobonga
054. Night Fox                 202. Caped Caperer
055. Paprikan                  203. Claws
056. Chimaera                  204. Boss Troll
057. Hood                      205. Mimic King
058. Headhunter                206. Fowl Fighter
059. Minidemon                 207. Dullahan
060. Gorerilla                 208. Gigantes
061. Mud Mannequin             209. Frou-Frou
062. Cannibox                  210. Stone Guarian
063. Goodybag                  211. Wight Priest
064. Witch                     212. Hell Gladiator
065. Mummy                     213. Dark Moth
066. Cureslime                 214. Dark Gryphon
067. Restless Armour           215. Dark Sabrecat
068. Lost Soul                 216. Hell Hopper
069. Phantom Fancer            217. Dark Devildog
070. Hipster                   218. Heavy Hood
071. Rockbomb                  219. Hellstalker
072. Dieablo                   220. Silhouette
073. Muddy Hand                221. Democrobot
074. Terror Tabby              222. Head of State
075. Devilmoth                 223. Body Politic
076. Buffalo Wing              224. Right Wing
077. Mumboh Jumboh             225. Left Wing
078. Mum                       226. Pandora's Box
079. Boh                       227. Wight King
080. Jum                       228. Invisible Swordsman
081. Boe                       229. Hellspawn
082. Hunter Mech               230. Belial
083. Pink Pongo                231. Solaris
084. Liquid Metal Slime        232. Great Troll
085. Mad Mole                  233. Unholy Bishop
086. Wailin' Weed              234. Hell's Gatekeeper
087. Garuda                    235. Crockodog
088. Infernal Armour           236. Khalamari Kid
089. Dragonthron               237. See Urchin
090. Mars Rover                238. Man o' War
091. Peeper                    239. Yabby
092. Cockateer                 240. King Kelp
093. Great Sabrecat            241. Wild Boarfish
094. Metal Slime Knight        242. Anchorman
095. Puppet Player             243. See Angel
096. Spitnik                   244. Squid Kid
097. Bodkin Fletcher           245. Crayzee
098. Venom Wasp                246. Eveel
099. Orc                       247. Merman
100. Night Emperor             248. King Squid
101. Treevil                   249. Octavian Sentry
102. Battle Beetle             250. Pigmalion
103. Lamp Shaman               251. Sea Dragon
104. Skeleton Soldier          252. Foul Anchor
105. Hawk Man                  253. Poison Eveel
106. Tap Devil                 254. Siren
107. Mushroom Mage             255. Merking
108. Redtail Hipster           256. Seasaur
109. Jumping Jackal            257. Octavian Pirate
110. Gold Golem                258. Riptide
111. King Slime                259. Tentacular
112. Iron Scorpion             260. Abyss Diver
113. Toxic Zombie              261. Geyzer
114. Lesser Demon              262. Khalamari
115. Volpone                   263. Tortured Soul
116. Bomboulder                264. Trap Box
117. Skullrider                265. Don Mole
118. Hades Condor              266. Soul Mole
119. Frogman                   267. Argon Lizard
120. Mimic                     268. Great Argon Lizard
121. Magic Dumbbell            269. Dhoulmagus**
122. Gargoyle                  270. Dhoulmagus**
123. Magic Marionette          271. Evil Jessica**
124. Notso Macho               272. Captain Crow
125. Lump Wizard               273. Red Horn
126. Berserker                 274. Blue Fang
127. Bulldozer                 275. Empyrea**
128. Ghoul                     276. Gemon
129. Shade                     277. Evil Sir Leopold**
130. Lethal Armour             278. Marcello**
131. King Cureslime            279. Servant of Darkness**
132. Hoodlum                   280. Statue of Hero* **
133. Hocus Chimaera            281. Statue of Yangus**
134. Demonrider                282. Statue of Jessica**
135. Killer Moth               283. Statue of Angelo**
136. Jabberwockee              284. Megalon**
137. Jab                       285. Ruin**
138. Ber                       286. Rhapthorne**
139. Kee                       287. Rhapthorne**
140. Woc                       288. Lord of the Dragovians**
141. Silenus                   289. Vermillion Dragon**
142. Robo-Robin                290. Emerald Dragon**
143. Puppet Master             291. Silver Dragon**
144. Death Scorpion            292. Golden Dragon**
145. Jackal Ripper             293. Darksteel Dragon**
146. Iron Rhino                294. Divine Dragon**
147. Dancing Flame             295. Ultimate Dragon**
148. Blood Mummy

* Or whatever you named the Hero.
** These are bosses whose info can be found in the walk-through

                                                          Aquatics
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236. Khalamari Kid             237. Sea Urchin
238. Man o' War                239. Yabby
240. King Kelp                 241. Wild Boarfish
242. Anchorman                 243. See Angel
244. Squid Kid                 245. Crayzee
246. Eveel                     247. Merman
248. King Squid                249. Octavian Sentry
250. Pigmalion                 251. Sea Dragon
252. Foul Anchor               253. Poison Eveel
254. Siren                     255. Merking
256. Seasaur                   257. Octavian Pirate
258. Riptide                   259. Tentacular
260. Abyss Diver               261. Geyzer
262. Khalamari            
                                                            Beasts
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002. Candy Cat                 007. Bunicorn
010. Mischievous Mole          020. Fencing Fox
023. Jailcat                   027. Spiked Hare
028. Chainine                  033. Bullfinch
051. Diemon                    053. Fat Bird
060. Gorerilla                 072. Dieablo
074. Terror Tabby              076. Buffalo Wing
083. Pink Pongo                085. Mad Mole
090. Mars Rover                093. Great Sabrecat
099. Orc                       109. Jumping Jackal
115. Volpone                   127. Bulldozer
141. Silenus                   145. Jackal Ripper
153. Orc King                  163. Hellhound
166. Abominape                 190. Heligator
193. High Roller               194. Darkodile
198. Buffalogre                199. Mohawker
215. Dark Sabrecat             217. Dark Devildog
235. Crocodog                  265. Don Mole
266. Soul Mole                 273. Red Horn
274. Blue Fang

                                                              Bugs
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003. Lips                      017. Beetleboy
024. Frogface                  029. Giant Moth
037. Scorpion                  040. Flyguy
045. Hell Hornet               050. Kisser
075. Devilmouth                098. Venom Wasp
102. Battle Beetle             112. Iron Scorpion
119. Frogman                   135. Killer Moth
144. Death Scorpion            146. Iron Rhino
160. Freeze Fly                167. Beelzebuzz
175. Smacker                   192. Killer Croaker
213. Dark Moth

                                                             Birds
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004. Dracky                    016. Drackmage
032. Drackyma                  053. Fat Bat
056. Chimaera                  087. Garuda
092. Cockateer                 105. Hawk Man
118. Hades Condor              122. Gargoyle
133. Hocus Chimaera            155. Gryphon
173. Elysium Bird              178. Dark Condor
188. War Gryphon               189. Dark Turkey
206. Fowl Fighter              214. Dark Gryphon
276. Gemon

                                                            Demons
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013. Dancing Devil             018. Imp
026. Winky                     059. Minidaemon
064. Witch                     070. Hipster
091. Peeper                    092. Cockateer
093. Great Sabrecat            093. Metal Slime Knight
100. Night Emperor             106. Tap Devil
108. Redtail Hipster           114. Lesser Demon
117. Skullrider                134. Demon Rider
152. Swingin' Hipster          164. Troll
165. Ice Queen                 183. Demon Thunderer
185. Dark Minister             187. Dark Sea-Diva
195. Cyclops                   200. Archdemon
202. Caped Caperer             204. Boss Troll
208. Gigantes                  129. Hellstalker
230. Belial                    232. Great Troll

                                                           Dragons
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031. Jargon                    089. Dragonthorn
150. Hackasaurus               172. Frost Wyvern
174. Dragurn                   182. Tyrantosaurus
197. Snapdragon                201. Bobonga
209. Frou-Frou                 267. Argon Lizard
268. Great Argon Lizard

                                                        Elementals
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009. Firespirit                068. Lost Soul
096. Spitnik                   097. Bodkin Fletcher
129. Shade                     147. Dancing Flame
154. Soulspawn                 162. Frostburn
170. Shadow                    184. Dark Star
220. Silhouette                229. Hellspawn
231. Solaris
                                                         Humanoids
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005. Satyr                     014. Bodkin Archer
022. Hammerhood                025. Lump Mage
039. Brownie                   041. Puppeteer
042. Bodkin Bowyer             046. Pan Piper
054. Night Fox                 057. Hood
058. Headhunter                077. Mumboh-Jumboe
078. Mum                       079. Boh
080. Jum                       081. Boe
095. Puppet Player             197. Bodkin Fletcher
103. Lump Shaman               124. Notso Macho
125. Lump Wizard               126. Berserker
132. Hoodlum                   136. Jabberwockee
137. Jab                       138. Ber
139. Kee                       140. Woc
141. Silenus                   143. Puppet Master
157. Fallen Priest             169. Icikiller
179. Mucho Macho               203. Claws
218. Heavy Hood                221. Democrobot
222. Head of State             223. Body Politic
224. Right Wing                225. Left Wing
233. Unholy Bishop

                                                         Materials
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015. Skipper                   030. Dingaling
034. Bag o' Laughs             043. Night Sneaker
061. Mud Mannequin             062. Cannibox
063. Goodybag                  067. Restless Armour
171. Rockbomb                  088. Infernal Armour
110. Gold Golem                116. Bomboulder
120. Mimic                     121. Magic Dumbell
123. Magic Marionette          130. Lethal Armour
156. Golem                     158. Dead Ringer
169. Living Statue             177. Stone Golem
205. Mimic King                210. Stone Guardian
216. Hell Hopper               226. Pandora's Box
264. Trap Box

                                                          Machines
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011. Mecha-Mynah               048. Cluckwork Cuckoo
082. Hunter Mech               142. Robo-Robin
168. Killing Machine

                                                            Plants
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006. Capsichum                 019. Funghoul
038. Morphean Mushroom         049. Treeface
055. Paprikan                  086. Wailin' Weed
101. Treevil                   107. Mushroom Mage
181. Mark Macarbour

                                                            Slimes
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There are several types of slimes; normal, supportive, metal and
knight. The normal ones are the easiest monsters in the game to
defeat. Bubble Slimes cause poison and supportive Slimes heal
their allies; both should be killed as soon as possible. Metal
Slimes have very low HP, very high defence, infinite MP and decent
attack/agility. If you manage to defeat them (which is very hard,
as they're always running away you get bucket-loads of EXP! The
knight Slimes are harder than usual ones, as are the king Slimes.

 - Speed is an important part of battle, especially when hunting
   Metal Slimes.

036. Metal Slime               047. Slime Knight
066. Cureslime                 084. Liquid Metal Slime
094. Metal Slime Knight        111. King Slime
131. King Cureslime            161. Dark Slime
171. Metal King Slime

                                                           Zombies
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035. Skeleton                  044. Mummy Boy
052. Walking Corpse            065. Mummy
069. Phantom Fencer            073. Muddy Hand
104. Skeleton Soldier          113. Toxic Zombie
128. Ghoul                     148. Blood Mummy
149. Phantom Swordsman         151. Bone Baron
176. Zombie Gladiator          180. Dark Skeleton
186. Grim Rider                191. Dark Dullahan
196. Bloody Hand               207. Dullahan
211. Wight Priest              212. Hell Gladiator
227. Wight King                228. Invisible Swordsman
234. Hell's Gatekeeper         263. Tortured Soul
272. Captain Crow

                                                     Monster Drops
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 Monsters               Common Drop          Rare Drop
 --------               -----------          ---------
 Abominape              Giant Mallet         Chilly Cheese
 Abyss Diver            Waterweed Mould      Spicy Cheese
 Anchorman              Tough Guy Tattoo     Assassin's Dagger
 Archdemon              Rockbomb Shard       Battle Fork
 Argon Lizard           Argon Heart          -
 Babonga                Dragon Dung          Fresh Milk
 Bag o' Laughs          Hairband             Plain Clothes
 Battle Beetle          Templar's Shield     Iron Helmet
 Beelzebuzz             Cowpat               Dragon Dung
 Beetleboy              Medicinal Herb       Leather Hat
 Belial                 Tough Guy Tattoo     Battle Fork
 Ber                    Rock Salt            Iron Armour
 Berserker              Kitty Shield         Iron Axe
 Brownie                Medicinal Herb       Giant Mallet
 Bodkin Archer          Bandana              Plain Cheese
 Bodkin Bowyer          Silk Robe            Short Bow
 Bodkin Fletcher        Antidote Herb        Hunter's Bow
 Body Politic           Hard Cheese          Magic Armour
 Boe                    Plain Cheese         Steel Broadsword
 Boh                    Plain Cheese         Turtle Shell
 Bomboulder             Stone Hardhat        Rockbomb Shard
 Bone Baron             Iron Shield          Holy Lance
 Boss Troll             Special Medicine     Premium Mould
 Blood Mummy            Bandana              Red Mould
 Bloody Hand            Medicinal Herb       Gold Ring
 Bubble Slime           Antidote Herb        Moonwort Bulb
 Buffalogre             Red Mould            Iron Cuirass
 Buffalo Wing           Cowpat               Fresh Milk
 Bulldozer              Cowpat               Plain Cheese
 Bullfinch              Cowpat               Magic Beast Hide
 Bunicorn               Leather Hat          Bunny Tale
 Blue Fang              Strong Antidote      Seed of Wisdom
 Candy Cat              Medicinal Herb       Bandit's Grass Skirt
 Cannibox               Iron Nail            Pot Lid
 Caped Caperer          Boxer Shorts         Devil's Tail
 Capsichum              Cypress Stick        Copper Sword
 Captain Crow           Pirate's Hat         -
 Chainine               Medicinal Herb       Gold Bracer
 Chimaera               Chimaera Wing        Hairband
 Cockateer              Stone Hardhat        Titan Belt
 Claws                  Iron Helmet          Assassin's Dagger
 Clockwork Cuckoo       Iron Nail            Dagger
 Crayzee                Edged Boomerang      Turtle Shell
 Crocodog               Leather Shield       Seed of Skill
 Cureslime              Medicinal Herb       Moon's Mercy
 Cyclops                Amor Seco Essence    Giant Mallet
 Dancing Devil          Chimaera Wing        Boxer Shorts
 Dancing Flame          Bandit's Grass Skirt Spicy Cheese
 Dark Condor            Chimaera Wing        Wing of Bat
 Dark Devildog          Iron Headgear        Life Bracer
 Dark Gryphon           Bunny Tail           Saint's Ashes
 Dark Dullahan          Antidote Herb        Zombie Mail
 Dark Macarbour         Strong Medicine      Yggdrasil Leaf
 Dark Minister          Leather Cape         Saint's Ashes
 Dark Moth              Rennet Powder        Saint's Ashes
 Darkodile              Hairband             Scale Armour
 Dark Sabrecat          Leather Hat          Saint's Ashes
 Dark Sea-Diva          Waterweed Mould      Leather Cape
 Dark Skeleton          Moonwort Bulb        Bronze Shield
 Dark Slime             Medicinal Herb       Magical Hat
 Dark Star              Medicinal Herb       Edged Boomerang
 Darksteel Dragon       Seed of Skill        -
 Dark Turkey            Garter               Dream Blade
 Dead Ringer            Chilly Cheese        Scholar's Specs
 Death Scorpion         Antidote Herb        Poison Needle
 Democrobot             Seed of Magic        Gold Nugget
 Demonrider             Copper Sword         Cool Cheese
 Demon Thunderer        Devil's Tail         Wizard's Staff
 Devilmoth              Antidote Herb        Rennet Powder
 Dhoulmagus             -                    -
 Dhoulmagus             -                    -
 Dieablo                Gold Bracer          Gold Ring
 Diemon                 Chimaera Wing        Magic Beast Hide
 Dingaling              Hairband             Gold Bracer
 Divine Dragon          Seed of Skill        -
 Don Mole               -                    -
 Drackmage              Medicinal Herb       Chimaera Wing
 Dracky                 Medicinal Herb       Chimaera Wing
 Drackyma               Moonwort Bulb        Wing of Bat
 Dragonthorn            Medicinal Herb       Thorn Whip
 Dragurn                Dragon Dung          Dragon Scale
 Dullahan               Leather Cape         Steel Shield
 Fallen Priest          Magic Vestment       Steel Scythe
 Fat Bat                Wing of Bat          Magic Beast Hide
 Fencing Fox            Wayfarer's Clothes   Gold Bracer
 Firespirit             Holy Water           Amor Seco Essence
 Flyguy                 Cowpat               Plain Cheese
 Foul Anchor            Iron Lance           Farmer's Scythe
 Fowlfighter            Garter               Bastard Sword
 Freezefly              Cowpat               Dragon Dung
 Frogface               Medicinal Herb       Amor Seco Essence
 Frogman                Waterweed Mould      Cool Cheese
 Frostburn              Magic Water          Chilly Cheese
 Frostwyvine            Dragon Scale         Chain Whip
 Frou-Frou              Magic Beast Hide     Dragon Scale
 Funghoul               Antidote Herb        Plain Cheese
 Gargoyle               Strong Medicine      Steel Broadsword
 Garuda                 Hairband             Poison Moth Knife
 Gemon                  Seed of Skill        -
 Geyzer                 Seed of Strength     -
 Ghoul                  Antidote Herb        Gold Ring
 Giant Moth             Rennet Powder        Red Mould
 Gigantes               Amor Seco Essence    Elfin Elixir
 Goodybag               Gold Bracer          Prayer Ring
 Gold Golem             Gold Bracer          Gold Ring
 Golden Dragon          Seed of Skill        -
 Golem                  Rennet Powder        Titan Belt
 Gorerilla              Magic Beast Hide     Giant Mallet
 Great Argon Lizard     Great Big Argon Heart-
 Great Sabrecat         Medicinal Herb       Magic Beast Hide
 Great Troll            Medicinal Herb       Seed of Skill
 Grim Rider             Holy Lance           Magical Hat
 Gryphon                Chiamera Wing        Razor Wing Boomerang
 Hackasaurus            Dragon Scale         Dragon Dung
 Hades Condor           Strong Medicine      Eagle Dagger
 Hammerhood             Oaken Club           Giant Mallet
 Hawk Man               Chiamera Wing        Copper Sword
 Headhunter             Medicinal Herb       Scale Shield
 Head of State          Soft Cheese          Thinking Cap
 Healslime              Medicinal Herb       Amor Seco Essence
 Heavy Hood             Velvet Cape          Pirate's Hat
 Heligator              Hairband             Scale Armour
 Hell Hopper            Moon's Mercy         Elevating Shoes
 Hell Hornet            Moonwort Bulb        Poison Moth Knife
 Hell Hound             Medicinal Herb       Magic Beast Hide
 Hell Gladiator         Hades' Helm          Platinum Sword
 Hell's Gatekeeper      Platinum Mail        Ruinous Shield
 Hellspawn              Nook Grass           Cloak of Evasion
 Hellstalker            Magic Water          Demon Whip
 Hipster                Red Mould            Wing of Bat
 High Roller            Leather Hat          Prayer Wing
 Hocus Chimaera         Chimaera Wing        Magic Water
 Hood                   Stone Axe            Leather Cape
 Hoodlum                Tough Guy Tattoo     Iron Axe
 Hunter Mech            Hunter's Bow         Steel Broadsword
 Icekiller              Titan Belt           Poison Moth Knife
 Ice Queen              Fishnet Stockings    Staff of Divine Wrath
 Imp                    Chimaera Wing        Cool Cheese
 Infernal Armour        Iron Armour          Steel Broadsword
 Invisible Swordsman    Dark Robe            Rusty Old Sword
 Iron Rhino             Farmer's Scythe      Iron Helmet
 Iron Scorpion          Iron Nail            Farmer's Scythe
 Jab                    Moonwort Bulb        Iron Helm
 Jabberwockee           Special Medicine     Steel Broadsword
 Jackal Ripper          Titan Belt           Assassin's Dagger
 Jailcat                Bandana              Plain Cheese
 Jargon                 Rennet Powder        Fresh Milk
 Jum                    Plain Cheese         Copper Sword
 Jumping Jackal         Magic Beast Hide     Assassin's Dagger
 Kee                    Antidote Herb       Steel Broadsword
 Khalamari              -                   -
 Khalamari Kid          Waterweed Mould     Oaken Club
 Killer Croaker         Waterweed Mould     Bandana
 Killer Moth            Rennet Powder       Antidote Herb
 Killing Machine        Iron Cuirass        Steel Broadsword
 King Cureslime         Amor Seco Essence   Yggdrasil Dew
 King Kelp              Waterweed Mould     Coral Hairpin
 King Slime             Slime Earrings      Slime Crown
 King Squid             Leather Whip        Strong Medicine
 Kisser                 Waterweed Mould     Red Mould
 Left Wing              Highly Strung CheesePowerShield
 Lesser Demon           Red Mould           Gold Bracer
 Lethal Armour          Soldier's Sword     Heavy Armour
 Lips                   Medicinal Herb      Moonwort Bulb
 Liquid Metal Slime     Seed of Agility     Elevating Shoes
 Living Statue          Stone Hardhat       Ruby of Protection
 Lump Mage              Cypress Stick       Wizard's Staff
 Lump Shaman            Red Mould           Wizard's Staff
 Lump Wizard            Holy Water          Wizard's Staff
 Lord of the Dragovians Medicinal Herb      Moonwort Bulb
 Lost Soul              Holy Water          Magic Water
 Mad Mole               Medicinal Herb      Stone Hardhat
 Magic Dumbbell         Red Mould           Rapier
 Magic Marionette       Iron Nail           Slime Earrings
 Man o' War             Moonwort Bulb       Plain Cheese
 Marcello               -                   -
 Mars Rover             Iron Cuirass        Chain Whip
 Mecha-Mynah            Pot Lid             Chimaera Wing
 Megalodon              Yggdrasil Leaf      -
 Merking                Antidote Herb       Medicinal Herb
 Merman                 Medicinal Herb      Scale Shield
 Metal Slime            Seed of Defence     Seed of Agility
 Metal King Slime       Slime Crown         Orichalcum
 Metal Slime Knight     Slime Earrings      Kitty Shield
 Mimic                  Iron Nail           Seed of Strength
 Mimic King             Iron Name           Seed of Wisdom
 Minidemon              Wing of Bat         Rockbomb Shard
 Mischievous Mole       Medicinal Herb      Oaken Club
 Mohawker               Waterweed Mould     Iron Shield
 Morphean Mushroom      Red Mould           Plain Cheese
 Mucho Macho            Strong Medicine     Magical Hat
 Mud Mannequin          Rock Salt           Cypress Stick
 Muddy Hand             Medicinal Herb      Strength Ring
 Mushroom Mage          Red Mould           Waterweed Mould
 Mum                    Plain Cheese        Leather Armour
 Mumboh-Jumboe          Plain Cheese        Seed of Life
 Mummy                  Turban              Scholar's Specs
 Mummy Boy              Bandana             Turban
 Night Emperor          Wing of Bat         Gold Ring
 Night Fox              Rapier              Feathered Cap
 Night Sneaker          Moonwort Bulb       Bunny Tail
 Notso Macho            Medicinal Herb      Gold Bracer
 Octavian Pirate        Iron Shield         Iron Lance
 Octavian Sentry        Iron Helmet         Long Spear
 Orc                    Medicinal Herb      Iron Lance
 Orc King               Magic Beast Hide    Long Spear
 Pan Piper              Medicinal Herb      Leather Kilt
 Paprikan               Red Mould           Rapier
 Peeper                 Holy Water          Magic Water
 Pandora's Box          Recovery Ring       Orichalcum
 Phantom Fencer         Leather Cape        Templar's Sword
 Phantom Swordsman      Amor Seco Essence   Magic Water
 Pigmalion              Antidote Herb       Waterweed Mould
 Pink Pongo             Giant Mallet        Magic Beast Hide
 Poison Eveel           Medicinal Herb      Snakeskin Whip
 Puppeteer              Silk Robe           Slime Earrings
 Puppet Master          Chimaera Wing       Dancer's Costume
 Puppet Player          Medicinal Herb      Scholar's Specs
 Red Horn               Strong Medicine     Seed of Strength
 Redtail Hipster        Wing of Bat         Thorn Whip
 Restless Armour        Iron Shield         Iron Armour
 Rhapthorne             -                   -
 Rhapthorne             -                   -
 Right Wing             Chunky Cheese       Bastard Sword
 Riptide                Dagger              Scale Armour
 Robo-Robin             Iron Nail           Iron Cuirass
 Rockbomb               Rock Salt           Rockbomb Shard
 Ruin                   Orichalcum          -
 Satyr                  Plain Clothes       Wayfarer's Clothes
 Scorpion               Antidote Herb       Iron Lance
 Sea Dragon             Dragon Scale        Scholar's Specs
 Seasaur                Dragon Scale        Mercury's Bandana
 See Angel              Amor Seco Essence   Bunny Tail
 See Urchin             Medicinal Herb      Bandit's Grass Skirt
 Servant of Darkness    Hades' Helm         Mirror Armour
 Shade                  Rennet Powder       Wing of Bat
 Shadow                 Bronze Knife        Iron Mask
 She-Slime              Medicinal Herb      Slime Earrings
 Silenus                Magic Beast Hide    Fur Hood
 Silhouette             Rennet Powder       Saint's Ashes
 Silver Dragon          Seed of Skill       -
 Siren                  Coral Hairpin       Wizard's Staff
 Skeleton               Soldier's Sword     Templar's Uniform
 Skeleton Soldier       Titan Belt          Steel Broadsword
 Skipper                Medicinal Herb      Bunny Tail
 Skullrider             Medicinal Herb      Bandana
 Slime                  Medicinal Herb      Amor Seco Essence
 Slime Knight           Slime Earrings      Templar's Shield
 Smacker                Moonwort Bulb       Waterweed Mould
 Snapdragon             Thorn Whip          Spiked Steel Whip
 Solaris                Moonwort Bulb       Seed of Skill
 Soul Mole              -                   -
 Soulspawn              Moonwort Bulb       Elfin Elixir
 Spiked Hare            Medicinal Herb      Bunny Tail
 Spitnik                Boomerang           Moon's Mercy
 Squid Kid              Pointy Hat          Dancer's Costume
 Statue of Angelo       -                   -
 Statue of Hero*        -                   -
 Statue of Jessica      -                   -
 Statue of Yangus       -                   -
 Stone Golem            Strong Medicine     Rockbomb Shard
 Stone Guardian         Rock Salt           Mighty Armlet
 Swingin' Hipster       Medicinal Herb      Spangled Dress
 Tortured Soul          Gold Rosary         -
 Tap Devil              Leather Cape        Devil's Tail
 Tentacular             Medicinal Herb      Full Moon Ring
 Terror Tabby           Leather Whip        Turban
 Tortured Soul          Gold Rosary         -
 Toxic Zombie           Antidote Herb       Wayfarer's Clothes
 Trap Box               Venus' Tear         -
 Treeface               Medicinal Herb      Strong Medicine
 Treeville              Strong Medicine     Yggdrasil Leaf
 Troll                  Tough Guy Tattoo    Sledgehammer
 Tyrantosaurus          Dragon Scale        Iron Axe
 Ultimate Dragon        Seed of Skill       -
 Unholy Bishop          Spangled Dress      Velvet Cape
 Venom Wasp             Moonwort Bulb       Poison Needle
 Vermillion Dragon      Seed of Skill       -
 Volpone                Leather Cape        Templar's Sword
 Wailin' Weed           Red Mould           Coral Hairpin
 Walking Corpse         Antidote Herb       Chain Mail
 War Gryphon            Chimaera Wing       Spicy Cheese
 Wight King             Saint's Ashes       Skull Ring
 Wight Priest           Magic Vestment      Rune Staff
 Wild Boarfish          Antidote Herb       Scale Shield
 Winky                  Holy Water          Magic Water
 Witch                  Wizard's Staff      Garter
 Woc                    Medicinal Herb      Iron Shield


                                Monsters in order of Gold Received
------------------------------------------------------------------
  0 - Hades Condor, Restless Armour
  1 - Slime
  2 - Candy Cat, Dracky, Lips, Capsichum, Satyr
  4 - Firespirit, Jum, Boe, Mischievous Mole
  5 - Bunicorn, Metal Slime
  6 - She-Slime
  7 - Drackmage, Bubble Slime
  8 - Bodkin Archer, Jailcat
  8 - Mecha-Mynah, Muddy Hand, Mummy Boy, Scorpion
  9 - Drackyma, Fat Bat, Lost Soul, Magic Dumbbell
 10 - Beetleboy, Dancing Devil, Gorerilla, Mummy, Paprikan,Skipper
 11 - Bomboulder, Chainine, Cureslime, Imp, Minidemon, Morphean
      Mushroom, Rockbomb, Walking Corpse
 12 - Brownie, Chimaera, Funghoul, Garuda, Giant Moth, Hell
      Hornet, Phantom Fencer, Terror Tabby, Winky
 13 - Healslime, Frogface, Mushroom Mage, Spiked Hare, Venom Wasp
 14 - Bullfinch, Hood, Killer Moth, Peeper, Shade
 15 - Kisser, Mud Mannequin, Skeleton
 16 - Boh, Dingaling, Fencing Fox, Flyguy, Hipster, King
      Cureslime, Mad Mole, Nightfox
 17 - Bodkin Bowyer, Buffalo Wing, Ghoul, Mars Rover, Toxic
      Zombie, Wailin' Weed
 18 - Frogman, Headhunter, Liquid Metal Slime, Lump Mage, Pan
      Piper, Pink Pongo
 19 - Berserker, Devilmoth, Diemon, Infernal Armour
 20 - Hunter Mech, Night Sneaker
 21 - Hammerhood, Iron Scorpion, Puppeteer, Tap Devil
 22 - Battle Beetle, Lump Wizard, Slime Knight, Witch
 23 - Bodkin Fletcher, Treeface
 24 - Hawk Man
 25 - Bag O' Laughs, Dragonthorn, Jab, Ber, Kee, Woc, Mum
 26 - Skeleton Soldier
 27 - Magic Marionette, Treevil
 28 - Cockateer
 31 - Bulldozer, Clockwork Cuckoo, Great Sabrecat, Orc
 32 - Lump Shaman, Hoodlum, Jargon, Jumping Jackal, Skullrider
 33 - Metal Slime Knight
 35 - Hocus Chimaera
 36 - Redtail Hipster, Gargoyle
 37 - Demonrider, Dieablo
 38 - Lesser Demon, Notso Macho
 41 - Mumboh-Jumboe, Puppet Player
 43 - Volpone
 46 - Night Emperor
 51 - King Slime
 52 - Lethal Armour
 58 - Spitnik
 72 - Mimic
100 - Jabberwockee
106 - Goodybag
110 - Cannibox

                                 Monsters in order of EXP Received
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   0 - Hades Condor, Restless Armour
   1 - Slime
   2 - Candy Cat
   3 - Lips, Dracky, Capsichum
   4 - Satyr
   5 - Bubble Slime, Bunicorn, Firespirit, Mecha-Mynah,
       Mischievous Mole
   7 - Dancing Devil
   8 - She-Slime
   9 - Drackmage, Hammerhood
  10 - Bodkin Archer
  12 - Skipper, Beetleboy
  13 - Funghoul
  15 - Imp
  18 - Healslime
  19 - Jailcat
  20 - Fencing Fox, Frogface
  28 - Drackyma
  30 - Bullfinch, Spiked Hare
  31 - Dingaling, Lump Mage
  32 - Goodybag, Winky
  35 - Bag o' Laughs
  36 - Chainine
  37 - Giant Moth
  40 - Morphean Mushroom
  41 - Magic Dumbbell, Skeleton
  42 - Scorpion
  43 - Bodkin Bowyer, Brownie
  44 - Flyguy
  45 - Muddy Hand, Puppeteer
  47 - Paprikan
  51 - Hell Hornet
  52 - Night Sneaker
  53 - Kisser
  54 - Gold Golem, Pan Piper
  55 - Mummy Boy, Slime Knight
  56 - Clockwork Cuckoo, Mars Rover, Night Fox
  57 - Terror Tabby
  58 - Diemon
  59 - Boe, Walking Corpse, Minidemon
  60 - Jum
  61 - Fat Bat, Kee, Woc
  62 - Buffalo Wing, Headhunter, Lost Soul
  64 - Chimaera, Jargon
  65 - Boh, Gorerilla
  66 - Devilmoth, Hood, Witch
  67 - Treeface, Mummy
  68 - Mad Mole, Mum, Phantom Fencer
  69 - Hipster, Mud Mannequin
  71 - Ber
  70 - Cureslime, Rockbomb
  72 - Dieablo
  73 - Wailin' Weed
  75 - Garuda, Mushroom Mage, Peeper, Toxic Zombie
  76 - Cannibox, Hunter Mech
  78 - Pink Pongo, Shade, Tap Devil
  81 - Jab
  82 - Iron Scorpion
  86 - Bodkin Fletcher
  88 - Frogman
  89 - Venom Wasp
  90 - Cockateer, Infernal Armour, Lump Shaman, Puppet Player
  91 - Metal Slime Knight
  92 - Redtail Hipster, Spitnik
  93 - Night Emperor, Skeleton Soldier
  94 - Orc
  95 - Treevil
  96 - Battle Beetle
  97 - Skullrider
  98 - Ghoul
1350 - Metal Slime

                                           Monster Encounter Lists
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Farebury-west: Slime [d], Candy Cat [n], Lips [n/d], Dracky [n],
               Satyr [d], Capsichum [n/d], Bunicorn [n/d],
               Firespirit [n]
        -east: Slime [n], Candy Cat [n/d], Dracky [n], Bubble
               Slime [n], Dark Slime* [n], Dark Turkey* [d/n],
               Archdemon* [n], Mimic King* [d]
        -tree: Lips [n/d], Satyr [d], Bunicorn [d], Bubble Slime
               [n/d], Firespirit [n/d], Mecha-Mynah [d], Dancing
               Devil [n], Beetleboy [n], Shadow* [n], Dark
               Dullahan [d], Dark Minister* [n], Archdemon* [d]
        -nearby island: Metal Slime [n/d], Cannibox [n/d], Liquid
               Metal Slime [n], Orc [d], Redtail Hipster [d],
               Claws* [n/d]
Waterfall Cave-nearby: Slime [n/d], Candy Cat [n/d], Lips [n/d],
               Dracky [n], Satyr [d], Capsichum [n/d], Bunicorn
               [n], Bubble Slime [n], Dark Slime* [n], Dark
               Minister* [n], Dark Turkey* [n], Archdemon* [n],
               Mimic King* [d]
        -lv 1: Slime
        -lv 1~3: Dracky, Mischievous Mole, Mecha-Mynah, Bubble
               Slime, Dancing Devil
        -lv 2: Hammerhood
        -lv 2/3: Firespirit, Skipper
Trodain-countryside: Slime [d], Dracky [n], Dancing Devil [n],
               Beetleboy [n/], Healslime [d], Dieablo [n/d],
               Terror Tabby [n/d], Devilmouth [d], Buffalo Wing
               [n/d], Gardua, Dark Dullahan [n/d], Hawk Man [n/d],
               Dullahan [n], Dark Moth* [d]
       -near church: Slime [d], Dracky [n], Dancing Devil [n],
               Beetleboy [n/], Healslime [d], Dieablo [n/d],
               Terror Tabby [n/d], Devilmouth [d], Buffalo Wing
               [n/d], Mumboh Jumboe [n/d], Mum [n/d], Boh, [n/d],
               Jum [n/d], Boe [n/d], Pink Pongo [n/d], Gardua,
               [n/d], Hawk [n/d], Dark Turkey* [n/d], Devilmoth[d]
       -southwest: Cannibox-in-a-chest
       -castle: Cureslime [1~3F], Hunter Mech [1~3F], Liquid
               Metal Slime [1F], Wailin' Weed [1~3F], Infernal
               Armour [1~3F], Dragonthorn [1~3F]
       -town: Cureslime, Rockbomb, Liquid Metal Slime, Wailin'
               Weed, Infernal Armour, Dragonthorn
Maella-countryside: She-Slime, Lump Mage, Winkie, Chainine, Giant
               Moth, Dingaling, Jargon, Bullfinch, Scorpion,
               Morphean Mushroom, Brownie, .
Alexandra-countryside: Bodkin Archer, Skipper, Drackmage, Beetle-
               boy, Fencing Fox, Hammerhood, Jailcat, Frogface,
               Spiked Hair.
         -tower: Imp, Funghoul, Healslime
Seaview Church: Slime (can form into King Slime) [n/], Cockateer
               [n/d], Great Sabrecat [d], Spitnik [d], Venom Wasp
               [d], Orc [n/d], Bomboulder [d], Dark Macarbour* [d]
               Darkodile* [d], Hell Gladiator [n/d], Dark Moth*[d]
Ascantha-countryside: Drackyma, Bag o' Laughs, Skeleton, Metal
               Slime, Flyguy, Puppeteer, Bodkin Bowyer, Night
               Sneaker, Mummy Boy, Hell Hornet, Pan Piper, Slime
               Knight, Diemon, Fat Bat, Mud Mannequin.
Pickham-countryside: Clockwork Cuckoo, Treeface, Kisser, Walking
               Corpse, Night Fox, Paprikan, Chimaera, Hood,
               Headhunter, Minidemon, Gorerilla, Witch.
Swordsman's Labyrinth: Cannibox, Goodybag, Mummy, Restless Armour,
               Lost Soul, Phantom Fencer.
Trodain-castle: Cureslime, Rockbomb, Hunter Mech, Liquid Metal
               Slime, Wailin' Weed, Infernal Armour, Dragonthorn.
       -countryside: Hipster, Dieablo, Muddy Hand, Terror Tabby,
               Devil Moth, Buffalo Wing, Mumboh-Jumboe, Mum, Boh,
               Jum, Boe, Pink Pongo, Garuda, Hawk Man.
Mole Hole: Mars Rover, Peeper, Mad Mole.
Baccarat-countryside: Cockateer, Great Sabrecat, Metal Slime
               Knight, Puppet Player, Spitnik, Bodkin Fletcher,
               Venom Wasp, Orc, Night Emperor, Treevil, Battle
               Beetle, Jumping Jackal, King Slime.
Northwest Isle: Lump Shaman, Skeleton Soldier, Mushroom Mage,
               Lesser Demon.
Holy Island of Neos: Tap Devil, Redtail Hipster, Gold Golem,
               Volpone.
Argonia-west: Iron Scorpion, Toxic Zombie, Bomboulder, Hades
               Condor, Frogman, Magic Dumbell, Gargoyle, Marion-
               ette, Lump Wizard, Berserker.
Argonia-east: Notso Macho, Bulldozer, Ghoul, Shade, Lethal Armour,
               King Cureslime, Hoodlum, Hocus Chimaera, Demon-
               rider.
Pirate's Cove: Mimic.
Saevella-coountryside: Killer Moth.
Rydon's Tower: Jabberwockee, Jab, Ber, Woc, Kee


                                                        Strategies
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8x Hellhounds
  Found: On the bottom floor of the Cave north of Orkutsk.
  Strategy: As there are so many monsters in this fight, Kasizzle
            comes to mind.

strategies section

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IN-DEPTH GUIDE V: SKILL PATHS
------------------------------------------------------------------

Each skill path requires 100 points, and you get a bit over 300
for each character. That means fully doing three paths and divid-
ing the rest as you see fit. Abilities and status bonuses aren't
as important as what weapons can be used, but they're elements
that can be put into consideration.

                                                       Hero's Path
------------------------------------------------------------------
You should be able to get up to "God of the Sword" Status by the
time the hero is level 28. With the skill point bonuses that he
gets throughout his career, the Hero should be able to fully
master about three paths and learn ten spells (though I won't tell
you what they are).

     Sword: The most powerful weapons in the game are swords, so
            this is a good choice all round, though not so good
            if you don't want to bother with items. What's more,
            Hero's sword path is better than Angelo's.

     Spear: Only the hero has the spear skills path, and there are
            some good spears out there. The Metal King Spear gives
            only +17 points less than the Dragovian King Sword
            and it'd be a shame to waste

 Boomerang: This path offers more attack power with the use of the
            weapon, but there isn't a great diversity of weapons
            (and the strongest is pretty weak).

Fisticuffs: Offers the best attack power bonuses for fighting
            weapon-less (+75), but even then, how can you beat the
            Dragovian King Sword at +137 even if swords only off-
            ers a maximum of +40? For Angelo it offers +72.

   Courage: With all the abilities that are offered, it would be
            crazy not to go fully down this path. Crazy.

  Bearing that in mind, it's quite easy to choose what paths you
should take the hero on. I would choose sword or spear (depends on
whether you want to use the Dragovian King Sword, useful after the
false end of the game), fisticuffs and courage. Boomerang is not
recommended in any case.


                                                            Yangus
------------------------------------------------------------------
The best weapon Yangus can use is the flail of destruction, so I
would recommend building up his fisticuffs and humanity foremost.

      Axes: Heavy Hatchet is Yangus' most powerful weapon other
            than the Flail of Destruction; even more powerful
            considering this paths' meagre 35+ attack bonus.

Fisticuffs: Yangus' weapons aren't very strong, and the ones that
            are can be difficult to obtain; what's more, you get
            80+ attack power for fighting unarmed with fisticuffs
            (the most you can get with any character). 33 points
            gives Yangus the Padfoot spell btw.


                                                           Jessica
------------------------------------------------------------------

    Knives: With 65+ Attack Power awarded up to 82 points, 30
            points will give attributes to Jessica when she wields
            a sword. I wouldn't go up to the full 100 points pers-
            onally, however. Jessica would be able to use the
            Liquid Metal Sword

     Whips: The Gringham Whip is the second most powerful weapon
            in the game with 9 points under the Dragovian King
            Sword; Jessica's attack bonus is 55+; so the total is
            one point less than what you would get with full
            knives. Swords and knives are more common than whips,
            however... My proposal is that you do one fully and
            the other a little.

    Staves: A must-have path if you're planning on making Jessica
            more magically astute. 100 points for 100 extra MP!
            And of course there are certain spells you can only
            get with things like staves, sex appeal, humanity,
            courage or charisma.

 Fisticuffs: Magic Burst spell
 Sex Appeal: Spells: Kasnooze

* denotes spells that are only learned with a characters' specific
  skill path. A character can only learn 
 ________________________________________________________________
| Type    | Spell               |He|Ya|An|Je|St|Ch|Co|Se|Hu|Fi|Te|
|_________|_____________________|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|
| Combat  | Acceleratle         | -| -| -| X| X| -| -| -| -| -| -|
|         | Ban Dance           | -| -| X| -| -| X| -| -| -| -| X|
|         | Bang                | -| -| -| X| -| -| -| -| -| -| X|
|         | Boom                | -| -| -| X| -| -| -| -| -| -| X|
|         | Buff                | -| -| X| -| -| -| -| -| -| -| X|
|         | Bounce              | -| -| X| X| X| -| -| -| -| -| -|
|         | Crack               | -| -| -| X| -| -| -| -| -| -| X|
|         | Crackle             | -| -| -| X| -| -| -| -| -| -| X|
|         | Dazzle              | -| -| X| -| X| -| -| -| -| -| -|
|         | Divine Intervention | -| -| X| -| -| X| -| -| -| -| -|
|         | Drain Magic         | -| -| -| X| X| -| -| -| -| -| -|
|         | Fizzle              | X| -| X| -| X| -| X| -| -| -| -|
|         | Frizz               | -| -| -| X| -| -| -| -| -| -| X|
|         | Frizzle             | -| -| -| X| -| -| -| -| -| -| X|
|         | Fuddle              | -| -| X| X| -| X| -| X| -| -| -|
|         | Insulatle           | -| -| -| X| -| -| -| -| -| -| -|
|         | Kaboom              | -| -| -| X| -| -| -| -| -| -| X|
|         | Kabuff              | -| X| X| -| -| -| -| -| X| -| X|
|         | Kacrackle           | -| -| -| X| -| -| -| -| -| -| X|
|         | Kafrizzle           | -| -| -| X| -| -| -| -| -| -| X|
|         | Kafuddle            | -| -| X| -| -| X| -| -| -| -| -|
|         | Kamikaze            | X| -| -| -| -| -| X| -| -| -| -|
|         | Kasap               | -| -| -| X| X| -| -| -| -| -| -|
|         | Kasizzle            | X| -| -| X| -| -| -| -| -| -| X|
|         | Kaznooze            | X| -| -| X| -| -| -| -| -| -| X|
|         | Kaswoosh            | -| -| -| X| -| -| -| -| -| -| -|
|         | Kathwack            | -| -| X| -| X| -| -| -| -| -| -|
|         | Kazap               | X| -| -| -| -| -| X| -| -| -| -|
|         | Magic Barrier       | -| -| -| X| X| -| -| -| -| -| -|
|         | Magic Burst         | -| -| -| X| -| -| -| -| -| X| X|
|         | Oomph               | -| -| X|*X| X| -| -| -| -| -| -|
|         | Pearly Gates        | -| -| X| -| -| X| -| -| -| -| X|
|         | Sap                 | -| -| -| X| -| -| -| -| -| -| -|
|         | Share Magic         | -| X| -| -| -| -| -| -| X| -| -|
|         | Sizz                | X| -| -| X| -| -| -| -| -| -| X|
|         | Sizzle              | X| -| -| X| -| -| -| -| -| -| X|
|         | Snooze              | -| -| -| X| -| -| -| -| -| -| -|
|         | Swoosh              | -| -| X| -| -| -| -| -| -| -| X|
|         | Thwack              | -| -| X| -| -| -| -| -| -| -| -|
|         | Whack               | -| -| X| -| -| -| -| -| -| -| -|
|         | Woosh               | -| -| X| -| -| -| -| -| -| -| X|
|         | Zap                 | X| -| -| -| -| -| X| -| -| -| X|
|_________|_____________________|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|
| Field   | Evac                | X| -| -| X| -| -| -| -| -| -| -|
|         | Holy Protection     | X| -| -| -| -| -| X| -| -| -| -|
|         | Nose for Treasure   | -| X| -| -| -| -| -| -| X| -| -|
|         | Padfoot             | -| X| -| -| -| -| -| -| -| X| -|
|         | Whistle             | -| X| -| -| -| -| -| -| X| -| -|
|         | Zoom                | X| -|*X| -| -| -| X| -| -| -| -|
|_________|_____________________|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|
| Healing | Fullheal            | X| -| X| -| -| -| -| -| -| -| -|
|         | Heal                | X| X| X| -| -| -| -| -| X| -| X|
|         | Kazing              | -| -|*X| X| -| -| -| -| -| -| -|
|         | Kerplunk            | -| X| -| -| -| -| -| -| X| -| -|
|         | Midheal             |*X| X|*X| -| -| -| -| -| X| -| X|
|         | Multiheal           | -| -| X| -| -| -| -| -| -| -| X|
|         | Omniheal            | X| -| -| -| -| -| X| -| -| -| -|
|         | Squelch             |*X| -| X| -| -| X| -| -| -| -| X|
|         | Tingle              | X| -|*X| -| -| X| -| -| -| -| -|
|         | Zing                | X| -| X| -| -| -| -| -| -| -| -|
|_________|_____________________|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|__|


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IN-DEPTH GUIDE VI: SPELLS & ABILITIES ADVICE
------------------------------------------------------------------
guide on using spells
only use tension for practicality and plan, plan, plan!

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IN-DEPTH GUIDE VII: MONSTER ARENA
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                         .-----------.
                         | Archfiend |
                         '-----------'

With all round good stats this is one monster you don't want to
miss. It's found on the bridge west of Tryan Gully. Its stats are
926 HP, 51 MP, 315 Attack, 145 Defense, 135 Agility.


------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------
PART 5) SPECIAL FEATURES


------------------------------------------------------------------
SPECIAL FEATURE I: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
------------------------------------------------------------------

Q: What are the things that the Japanese version has that's diff-
   erent to the European and American versions...?
A: 1) The menus look different, 2) Music isn't played by the Tokyo
   Orchestra and 3) There's no voice acting. Instead of "Journey
   of the Cursed King" it's The Sky, the Ocean, the Earth and the
   Cursed Princess.

Q: What are the other Dragon Quests like?
A: I've played the some 100% Dragon Quests for Famicom and the
   issue of Dragon Quest I & II that was released in the USA for
   Super Nintendo, as well fan-translated Dragon Quests V and VI.
     The early DQs were really just the same as what Final Fantasy
   was like around that period except you got a maximum of two
   characters in the story line and the controls interface was
   clunky. To give you an idea of this, you had to open up the
   menu and press "DOOR" every time you wanted to leave a room.
   Everything happened so slowly and pretty much my only exciting
   moments were when I fought Slimes [which looked far meaner than
   their intelligent modern-day cousins] and got a torch from the
   king [who saved your game] to enter a nearby cave. There was
   still a certain quaint charm that stays with the series to this
   day...
     The Dragon Quest series was always popular and they had
   already released many titles for the Famicom by the time they
   finally decided to upgrade. I believe they were up to Dragon
   Quest VI, which was being released as Dragon Warrior VI in the
   USA. Reputedly Dragon Quest VIII was the first NOT to be called
   Dragon Warrior in the USA. It's certainly the first to go to
   PAL regions.
     Dragon Quest V is possibly one of my favourite RPGs for two
   main reasons. 1) You can recruit monsters to actually *join
   your party,* 2) the character line-up is unique; very family
   orientated. The game begins with the hero as a baby and ends
   with him married with teenage children. But for some strange
   reason all the mothers keep disappearing...
     I've not played much of Dragon Quest VI but it's got the
   prettiest graphics of all the Super Famicom titles and it's
   interesting how the hero is really a ghost. I also think it's
   more fun somehow than its sombre younger brother.


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SPECIAL FEATURE II: SUMMARY OF THE DRAGON QUEST TIMELINE
------------------------------------------------------------------


------------------------------------------------------------------
SPECIAL FEATURE III: GET RICH QUICK SCHEMES
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------------------------------------------------------------------
PART 6) EPILOGUE


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EPILOGUE I: ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
------------------------------------------------------------------

Most of the work has been done by me, but I still have people to
thank for helping in some way. Always remember that if you help me
you will get a mention here as well.

 Other guide-writers: I used many guides from Game FAQs and other
                      web-sites as reference material. Mainly from
                      Red Scarlet.

 Alex: For telling me so many things I needed to know about Dragon
       Quest VIII, and for buying the game in the first place.

 Sony: For publishing this game on the PlayStation 2 and not
       letting Microsoft do it instead!!

 Square-Enix: For making this game what it is.

 Legitimate webmasters: GameFAQs, Neoseeker, SuperCheats and 1up.
                        Thank you!

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EPILOGUE II: DISCLAIMER
------------------------------------------------------------------

This document does not have the permission of anyone; Dragon Quest
and its particulars are copyright of Square, co., and as such you
will need to get the corporation's personal blessing before you
can make any profit from this game. If you would like to use this
guide in some way, please notify me first. My e-mail address is
ze_faq@yahoo.com.au. This guide is allowed on GameFAQs, Neoseeker,
SuperCheats, and 1up only.


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EPILOGUE III: REVISION HISTORY
------------------------------------------------------------------
Dates are in day/month/year format -- as opposed to month/day/year
like the Americans (*and* Yankee hating Canadians!) do it.

  0.0: Began this guide on a whim. [27/01/07]
  0.1: Added more basics, and began the walkthrough. [29/01/07]
  0.2: Perfected the tutorials. [30/01/07]
  0.3: Perfected the story summary and introduction. [01/02/07]
  0.4: Added Bibliography. [19/11/07]
  0.5: Deleted an acknowledgement to Jesus Christ. [19/11/07]
  0.6: Did organisational work. [19/11/07]
  0.7: Wrote extensive list of general advice. [20/01/08]
  0.8: Began detailed items data. Happy 17th to me! [20/02/08]
  0.9: Added the armour in order of defence bonus. [24/02/08]
 0.10: Added spells chart. [28/02/08]
 0.11: Added table of content. [10/03/08]
 0.12: Finished the EXP and gold info for area data. [07/05/08]
  1.0: Completed monster index for bestiary. [27/06/08]
  1.1: Did massive monster drop list. [28/06/08]
  1.2: Did monster encounter lists for Farebury. [29/06/08]
  1.3: Did encounter lists for Waterfall Cave and etc. [30/06/08] 
  1.4: Re-did first walk-through chapter. [01/07/08]
  1.5: Did encounter list for Trodain and etc. [04/07/08]
  1.6: Did monster encounter list for Seaview Church. [05/07/08]
  1.7: Wrote a list of monsters in order of EXP got. [05/07/08]
  1.8: Wrote monster list in order of Gold got. [05/07/08].
  1.9: Added monster item list for Abbey Ruin area. [21/07/08].
 1.10: Added shopping data for Farebury town area. [21/07/08].
 1.11: Changed the "refining tree" and restarted to it.[08/10/08].
 1.12: Finished monster encounter list. [30/10/08]
 1.13: Worked more on the HUGE alchemy refining list. [30/10/08]

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EPILOGUE IV: CLOSING STATEMENTS
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For me this project has been a turning point in my guide-writing
career. No longer have I decided to fiddle around with ineffectual
lists and miles of extraneous data, but organise an efficient sys-
tem of research and compile only what is relevant to *playing the
game.* I mean, what's relevant about finding every single thing
about every single monster when you're only going to need that
data at most once in every game? I have strategical help for mons-
ter families instead.
  Any volume of typed material takes a long time to get together,
but it allows me to become proficient at a game, while also
helping others to do the same. I hope I have been as useful to you
as a have to myself! Thanks for reading, and don't forget to drop
me a line if you ever spot something amiss. My e-mail address is
ze_faq@yahoo.com.au. Auf Wiedersehen! Au revoir! Do svianiya! Good
bye! Oh and さよなら (sayonara!)!
                                                     ~ Zenalasca

Other game guides by me:
Complete strategy guide for Final Fantasy VIII, for PlayStation
Complete strategy guide for Final Fantasy VIII, for PC
Uncompleted strategy guide for Alpine Racer 3, for PlayStation 2


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EPILOGUE V: INDEX
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Here are the places you should go if you want to find out about a
particular topic. Everything you would practicably want to know
about items and equipment is covered in my items and equipment
sweatshop.

Topic               Chapter
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Item checklists     Not covered
Full monster list   Bestiary
Monster behaviours  Bestiary
Monster drops       Area Data, Bestiary
Monster description Bestiary
Monster encounters  Area Data
Monster EXP         Area Data
Monster families    Bestiary
Monster gold        Area Data
Monster HP/MP       Not covered
Suggested Levels    Not Covered
Store List          Area Data

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                       THANK YOU FOR READING!
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                          Zenalasca, 2007
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                An unofficial DQ8 strategy guide
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