Maze of Tribulations FAQ by Alex Eagleson
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Star Ocean: Till the End of Time

Maze of Tribulations FAQ version 1.00
Author: Alex Eagleson
September 8th, 2004
Last Updated: September 9th, 2004
StarOceanDC(at)gmail(dot)com

Version History:

Version 0.00 (September 8th, 2004) - Started guide

Version 1.00 (September 9th, 2004) - Finished guide

o--------------o
| Introduction |
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The Maze of Tribulations (formally Cave of Trials to Star Ocean fans) is an 
optional dungeon only available after defeating the boss of the game.  Once 
defeated, after the credits your game data is marked as 'clear' data and the 
Maze of Tribulations becomes available.

To find the Maze of Tribulations, head to the Mining Town of Kirlsa.  Head to 
the Southwest corner to find a door that was once blocked to be open.  When you 
go inside you'll find an easy to navigate path to a transporter, all you need 
is your ring fo disintegration once.  This trasnporter leads to the Maze of 
Tribulations.


o-------------o
| Preparation |
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First off start with your equipment, you're going to want it as powerful as 
possible.  If you haven't done any item creation at this point it's definitely 
time to start.

Orichalcum - This metal can be created with the help of the Alchemist's Stone, 
and the use of Maria, Misty Lear and Mackwell.

Once you have some Orichalcum, you can use Specify Plan on it to increase it's 
power, or synthesize it immediately.  Choose synthesize in your item creation 
menu and select you strongest weapon for each character, beging synthesizing 
these weapons with the Orichalcum to move the Atk+500 (or Atk+1000) bonuses 
onto your weapon.  Once you have at least one on there you can begin to use 
Specify Plan to double them up until you have many.  This is a very expensive 
process but you need to do it in order to survive.

Another thing to do since defense is important, is recruit the inventor 
Chilico.  She is capable of creating the Boots of Prowess.  Once you havea  
couple pair start using Specify Plan to change the Atk/Def +5% bonuses into 
Atk/Def +30% bonuses.

At this point you should be ready to take on the Maze of Tribulations.


o----------------------o
| Maze of Tribulations |
o----------------------o
                                                                               
A scene introducing the maze occurs when you enter.  Similar to Valkyrie 
Profile the 'game voice' comes on directly telling you that this has nothing to 
do with the story, and it's just for those who want to find an even greater 
challenge.  Sounds pretty good.  Soon you will have control (music sound 
familiar to SO2 players?)

Map Completion: 1/1 Scale Bunny

Items: (Listed individually by floor)

Enemies: Alei, Aqua Wisp, Basilisk King, Black Pearl Statue, Bogle Leader,
     Bogle Soldier, Bomb Zombie, Current Rider, Death Noble, Demon Beast,
     Disaster Eye, Dragon Corpse, Dragon Viper, Earth Dragon, Elder Viper,
     Giant Fly, Gold Monster, Guardian Haunt, Huge Chimera, Kish Bat, Land 
     Prawn, Lesser Devil, Magnetic Beast, Masque Looter, Master Demon, Mecha
     Scumbag, Medusa Beast, Mighty Vox, Night-Eye Snake, Nova Blaze, Petro 
     Slime, Polyhedron, Porcupine, Render, Render Tyrant, Shadow Servant, 
     Sharow, Sootie, Springer, Succubus, Tongue Beast, Tri-Chimera, Vile 
     Chimera, Vile Lizard, Winged Mantis, Yellow Reaper


---Level 1:
                                                                               
Items: Synthesis Materials (2), Perfect Berries, Compounding Elixirs (2), 
     Blackberries (2), Shadow Phase Gun, Alchemy Materials, Cooking 
     Ingredients, Aquaberries, 60,000 Fol, Smithery Materials, Ripse Berries,
     Helm of the Dark Eye

Begin by heading North.  Of the two exits in the next room take the Northwest 
one.  In the next room there are boxes on your left, destory them with your 
ring to uncover two chests.  They contain Synthesis Materials and Perfect 
Berries.  Now take the East path (none of the other boxes you go by contain 
treasure) and follow it to the very end.  In the next room are more boxes to 
destroy, hiding a chest with Compounding Elixirs.  Go out the door North, then 
exit North again.

In this room there is a chest sitting on the boxes.  Shoot the ones below it 
and allow the ones above it to knock it down.  If you shoot the top ones as 
they fall they won't knock the chest and it will just float in mid air with a 
glitch (or maybe this is what you want.)  Open it to find a Shadow Phase Gun 
and exit East, then into the next East room.

Here are three chests containing Blackberries, Alchemy Materials and Cooking 
Ingredients.  Go out and head North, then North again.  

This room is kind of a maze.  Take your first right then go up and follow the 
path to the end, you'll find a chest containing Synthesis Materials.  Go back 
to the entrance, this time go up at the first fork.  Don't take any branching 
paths and it'll lead you to a chest containing Blackberries.  Head back ot the 
East and take the first path South.  At the bottom is a chest with Compounding 
Elixirs.  Just above you, take the path leading East (not all the way up, it's 
just a couple steps from the chest.)  Follow it around and it'll lead you to a 
chest with Aquaberries.

Head back to the 'main' path and go North.  If you have trouble finding it, 
from the entrance all you need to do is go straight up, follow the path around 
the corner and take the first branch North.  Keep going up and you'll find a 
chest containing 60,000 Fol.  On your way up there was a path leading East, go 
back and take it.  Destory the blocks and go North into the next room.  Grab 
the two chests here containing Smithery Materials and Ripe Berries.  Go back to 
the path where you destoryed the boxes and continue East to a door leading 
South.

Exit this room to the East to find a long hallway.  Follow it to the end.  Just 
before you go into the door there is a chest contianing Helm of the Dark Eye.  
Enter the door and watch the event:

Miniboss:
                                                                               
Name: Render                             Weak: Fire
Hp: 350,000                              Half: N/A
Mp: 50,000                               Immune: N/A
Level: 74                                Drain: Water
Exp: 90,000                                     
Fol: 16,900                                     
Drop: N/A                                

The bosses of the floors aren't really bosses, just strong normal enemies, thus 
'minibosses.'  There are no special tactics to use for these particular ones 
any different than you would a normal battle, so if you're having trouble on 
the boss it's likely an indication you are either underlevelled or need 
stronger equipment, not a different strategy for the boss, it's only going to 
get harder.

After the battle and another scene, open the two chests to find a Pumpkin 
Wraith Rod and Synthesis Materials. Descend to the next floor.


---Level 2 & 3:
                                                                               
Items: Cooking Ingredients (2), Dark Faerie Claw, Magical Berries, Perfect 
     Berries, Smithery Materials, Enigmatic Scroll, Synthesis Materials (2),
     Compounding Elixirs, Reflecting Plate (2), Mystic Chain, Blueberries (2), 
     Abstruse Scroll, Blueberries, Cooking Ingredients, Blackberries (3), 
     40,000 Fol, Elemental Ticklers, 74,000 Fol, Trading Card EX13, 58,000 Fol,
     Aquaberries (3), Experimental Remedy, Complicated Scroll, Robe of 
     Deception

Head East into the next room.  Fight the enemy right in front of you, all you 
have to do is win the battle to get a free Battle Trophy.  Take the first path 
North to a room with a chest contianing Cooking Ingredients.  Go back down and 
exit East, then East again.  The room North has a chest containing Dark Faerie 
Claw.  Take the path in this room leading West, along the way you'll find an 
empty chest.  Destroy the two blocks here to make a huge pile of chests!  They 
contain an empty chest, Experimental Remedy, Complicated Scroll, Aquaberries 
and Blackberries.  Try and destroy the boxes and still havea  path to get by 
them, it's hard to do but on the other side are two chests containing Perfect 
Berries and Robe of Deception.

Leave the room and head South, you will reach a switch.  Activate it.  Now 
return all the way to the first room of this floor.

Head North, then North again.  In this room grab the chest containing Magical 
Berries.  Head West.  Go up the the top of this hallway, a bit to the right, 
then enter the door leading South.  A scene occurs here.

Miniboss:
                                                                               
Name: Succubus                           Weak: N/A
Hp: 400,000                              Half: Earth, Wind, Fire
Mp: 50,000                               Immune: N/A
Level: 79                                Drain: N/A
Exp: 95,000                                     
Fol: 25,000                                     
Drop: Jewel of Alertness (4%)            

After the battle watch the scene.  Enter the East door and it's puzzle time.

First it is important to understand that while this is a 4x4 grid, the bottom 
right panel is a section where you can jump down.  This section can be moved 
around, and that's where the puzzle comes into play.

Think of the room as a grid.  4x4.  So now, 1-1 is the top left block, 4-4 is 
the bottom right, 4-1 is the top right (it goes across-down.)  

If you have no interest in treasure, scroll down to the three asterisk marker 
(***).

First, go the the open section and jump down.  

Go one room East and you'll find a whole lot of boxes.  Hidden among these 
boxes are two chests containing Perfect Berries and Smithery Materials.  Now 
take the lower left exit.  Grab the chest containing Cooking Ingredients and go 
back one room.  Exit South now, then West.  Take the transporter.  You are now 
back on 2F, and you need to go East, then into the South room to return to the 
sliding puzzle, you will find yourself in this room more than once so be sure 
you know how to get back to the puzzle.

- Go to 3-4 and move it East
- Jump down

Head South and grab the Enigmatic Scroll.  Keep going to reach the transporter 
again.  Return to the puzzle.

- Go to 4-3 and move it South
- Go to 4-2 and move it South
- Jump down

Head East twice, break the boxes to reveal a chest containing Synthesis 
Materials.  Keep going up and take the transporter.  Return to the room sliding 
area.

(I feel obligated to tell you beforehand, this next one only leads to one 
chest... with Blueberries)

- Go to 4-3 and move it South  
- Go to 4-2 and move it South
- Go to 3-2 and move it East
- Go to 2-2 and move it East
- Jump down

Go up, grab the chest containing Blueberries along the way and take the 
transporter.  Return to the sliding puzzle.

***

- Go to 3-4 and move it East
- Go to 3-3 and move it South
- Go to 3-2 and move it East
- Go to 2-2 and move it South
- Go to 2-1 and move it South
- Go to 3-1 and move it West
- Go to 3-2 and move it North
- Go to 2-2 and move it East
- Go to 1-2 and move it East
- Go to 1-1 and move it South
- Jump down

When you land you will find three chests containing Compounding Elixirs, 
Reflecting Plate and Mystic Chain.  Head West twice and destory to blocks to 
uncover a chest containing Raven Gauntlets.  Past the blocks, take the East 
path and follow it to another switch, activate it.  Go back and exit West for a 
scene.

Miniboss:
                                                                               
Name: Basilisk King                      Weak: N/A
Hp: 79,365                               Half: N/A
Mp: 3607                                 Immune: Earth, Wind
Level: 80                                Drain: N/A
Exp: 5835                                       
Fol: 140                                        
Drop: N/A                                

After the (painfull easy) fight, go up the stairs to a room with a total of 
NINE chests.  They contain in no particular order:  Abstruse Scroll, 
Blueberries, Cooking Ingredients, Aquaberries, Blackberries, Blackberries, 
40,000 Fol, Synthesis Materials and Reflecting Plate.  Exit East and you'll be 
in the first room of the maze.  You can exit and save your game if you wish.

From the entrance head North, the take the Northeast door.  There door in this 
room is now open leading to an elevator.  Go to to level 2.  Head up, the East.
There is a floating chest here, knock down the block closest to the door to 
make it fall.  It contains Elemental Ticklers.  Keep going East to find a chest 
containing 74,000 Fol.  Go back to just North of the elevator.

Head West this time, at the end you'll find a room with two chests containing 
Compounding Elixirs and Cooking Ingredients.  Now take the elevator to level 3.
Head West twice for a scene.  It's the famous Santa for Star Ocean 2, however 
instead of a man in robes... I don't even know what he is, but just like old 
Santa he's sells some of the best items in the game.

****************
* Santa Monica *
****************
                                                                               
Cooking Ingredients.................................................... 120 Fol
Alchemy Materials...................................................... 120 Fol
Writing materials...................................................... 120 Fol
Machinery Materials.................................................... 120 Fol
Smithery Materials..................................................... 120 Fol
Crafting Materials..................................................... 120 Fol
Compounding Elixirs.................................................... 120 Fol
Santa's Boots.................................................... 5,000,000 Fol
Tri-Emblem....................................................... 6,068,400 Fol
Grab Bag......................................................... 9,800,000 Fol
                                                                               
As for the chest high up in this room, it's very hard to knock down.  Here's 
the only way I was able to do it:  Destory the Northwest block then as QUICKly 
as possible destroy the one directly below it.  The three should tumble at 
about the same time and if you're lucky knock down the chest, if not, keep 
trying.  It contains Trading Card EX13.  Enter the upper left room to find 
58,000 Fol and Aquaberries.  Go back to the elevator and go to level 4.


---Level 4

Items: Efreet Cape, Ripe Berries (2), Magical Berries (3), 61,000 Fol

Head West and open the chest to find an Efreet Cape.  Exit the room West.  
There are two chests here, head Southwest from the door to find one just above 
the bottom corner containing Ripe Berries, then go up and aroudn to the left to 
find another atop a box containing Magical Berries.  Exit to the North.

Go up and head West first chance you get and head to the end.  After head South 
then East to find a chest containing Ripe Berries.  Return to the entrance and 
go North at the fork.

On this floor you will be seeking out a whole lot (about ten) of those 
colourful glowing orbs, whe nyou've defeated enough they will stop spawning and 
you will be able to proceed.

After going North at the first fork, take the East path a bit and North at the 
other magic circle.  Destory the blocks in your path and head West at the fork.
Take the first path North, then East at the top and it'll lead to three boxes 
blocking a chest, the chest contains Magical Berries.

Go back to the North wall of the room, there is a chest at the very Northwest 
corner, so head West, you'll have to go down a bit to get around the wall, when 
you reach the chest it contains 61,000 Fol.  Head South, then East again.  Go 
all the way to the East-most side of the room.  Navigate through the darkness 
to the Northeastern corner behind some boxes to find Magical Berries.  

If there are no more wisps around then head back to the entrance, go up and 
head East at the first fork.  Break the boxes at the East end and you should 
reach a staircase guarded by a monster.  Approach it and watch the scene.

Miniboss:
                                                                               
Name: Earth Dragon                       Weak: N/A
Hp: 420,000                              Half: Water, Wind, Fire
Mp: 48,000                               Immune: N/A
Level: 89                                Drain: Earth
Exp: 100,000                                    
Fol: 54,000                                     
Drop: N/A                                

After the battle, head down the stairs.


---Level 5
                                                                               
Items: Blueberries (2), Blackberries, Synthesis Materials (2), Perfect Berries, 
     Burdensome Folio, Ripe Berries (2), Hefty Folio, Magical Berries (2), 
     Obscure Scroll, 122,000 Fol

Follow the path until you reach a door leading East.  Enter it anf follow the 
path to a room with two chests, open them to receive Blueberries and 
Blackberries.  Go back to where you entered the door leading East and head 
North.  As you go up, destroy the top block of the four in a row to reveal a 
chest with Blueberries.  Keep going North to trigger a scene.

Her name is Puffy, but choose whatever you want.  She summons a creature for 
you to promptly beat the crap out of.  Continue the event afterward.  Grab the 
chest on your right for some Synthesis Materials.  Head West and follow that 
path until you reach a Southward branch, follow it to a room with some boxes in 
the lower right corner.  Break them to find a chest containing an Obscure 
Scroll.  Leave the room, head up and continue West along the path until you 
reach a door leading East.  Before you go into it, destory the box right beside 
it to find a chest containing Perfect Berries.  Enter the room, then go North.  
The chests here contain Burdensome Folio, Ripe Berries and Hefty Folio.  Go 
back South and West.

Head down a couple steps and enter the door leading West.  Get the three chests 
in this room to receive Magical Berries, Synthesis Materials and Ripe Berries.
Leave the room and follow the path North, and as it turns left.  Enter the door 
you come to leading North.  Go North again and break the boxes on the right 
side fo the room to find a chest containing Magical Berries.  Head South twice, 
then continue West along the path.  Exit South then East.  At the top of this 
hall break the boxes to uncover a chest containing 122,000 Fol. Head South to 
the bottom and into the door.  In this room there's a scene.

Puffy's in trouble, you can choose to help her or ignore her (she's an inventor 
you can revruit, choose to help her.)  

Miniboss:
                                                                               
Name: Alei                               Weak: N/A
Hp: 182,900                              Half: Earth, Water, Wind
Mp: 3645                                 Immune: N/A
Level: 85                                Drain: Fire
Exp: 5500                                       
Fol: 230                                        
Drop: N/A                                

The similarities are just so prominent... watch the scene.  Grab the Secret 
Room Key she dropped and head back to where you first met her.  You can now 
unlock the North door.  Head up North and speak to Puffy.  If you got the 
Experimental Remedy on Level 2, give it to her now.  Sign her up as an inventor 
wherever you wish.  Now go down the stairs.


---Level 6 & 7
                                                                               
Items: Blackberries, Blueberries (2), Aquaberries, Unwieldy Folio, Smithery 
     Materials (2), Perfect Berries, Magical Berries (2), 162,000 Fol,
     Synthesis Materials, Mystic Chain

From the first room head East, then East again.  At the Southwest corner of 
this room are three chests containing Blackberries, Blueberries and 
Aquaberries.  Continue East.  Follow the path into the next room, when you 
enter go a bit to the right and go South, you'll find a chest with Unwieldy 
Folio.  Exit North, then North again.  At the Southwest corner of this room are 
two chests containing Smithery Materials and Blueberries.  Before reading on I 
suggest reading the boss strategy because there's an important preparation to 
make.  Take the West exit, then West again and you'll trigger a scene.  Fans of 
Valkyrie Profile will enjoy this one.

Boss:
                                                                               
Name: Mighty Vox                         Weak: Earth
Hp: 455,000                              Half: N/A
Mp: 50,000                               Immune: N/A
Level: 99                                Drain: N/A
Exp: 125,000                                    
Fol: 56,150                                     
Drop: 1/1 Scale Bunny (100%)             

***
Boss Strategies:

This is an interesting fight indeed, this part is actually less about the 
strategies and more about the trophies.  There are two reasons I saw this, 
first, if you are using a character capable of equipping heavy armour like Fayt 
and Cliff, equip those two Reflecting Plates you found and you will be 
virtually invulnerable for the whole fight, since 99% of the time all he uses 
is fire breath, and Reflecting Plate makes you 100% immune to fire.  The second 
reason is the fact that you can get five Battle Trophies for this fight, and 
easy ones at that!  Here are all the trophies you can earn:

Defeat Mighty Vox
Get item from Mighty Vox
Guard against Mighty Vox
Emit Anti-Attack Aura against Mighty Vox
Break Mighty Vox's guard

- First One:  Simple, you'll get it automatically

- Second One: He has a 100% drop rate, you get it automatically

- Third One:  A bit annoying because he refuses to do anything other than fire 
breath.  Turn your teammates to manual to keep them from attacking and just 
stand under him waiting for him to swoop at you.

- Fourth One: Easy, once you do number three, with the stun AAA on, you'll 
pretty much automatically get this one too

- Fifth One: While he's stunned his fury meter should fill to about full, tap 
circle and boom... instant battle trophy

Now turn your party back on, and beat the snot out of him.  Five trophies right 
there.
***

I just love the way the characters talk about the main story... talk about 
projecting out of the game.  Anyway finish the scene, then head West and 
activate the switch.  Now return all the way to the stairs you came down on.

One important thing to note here is the reason you're moving at a snail's pace 
in battle now.  The '1/1 Scale Bunny' slows your movement by 50% and has no 
good effects besides selling for a lot of money.  Since you aren't near a shop 
I recommend going to the menu and dropping it with the square button.

From the first room head North.  The boxes at the upper right conceal a chest 
containing Perfect Berries.  From here it's a linear path to the second room 
sliding puzzle.

If you don't want the treasure, scroll down to the three asterisk marker (***).

- Go to 3-4 and move it East
- Go to 2-4 and move it East
- Jump down

Head South, open the chest to find Magical Berries and go back up the 
transporter.  Return to the puzzle room.

- Go to 3-4 and move it East
- Jump down

Proceed South, then again and again.  Grab the Magical Berries and go North.  
Go East to the transporter, and retu nto the puzzle room.

- Jump down

Proceed East and break the boxes to get a chest containing 162,000 Fol.  Go 
East, then North to find Smitheyr Materials is a treasure box.  Follow the path 
South and go back on the trasporter to the sliding puzzle room.

***

- Go to 3-4 and move it East
- Go to 2-4 and move it East
- Go to 1-4 and move it East
- Go to 1-3 and move it South
- Go to 2-3 and move it West
- Go to 2-4 and move it North
- Go to 3-4 and move it West
- Go to 3-3 and move it South
- Go to 3-2 and move it South
- Go to 2-2 and move it East
- Go to 2-1 and move it South
- Go to 3-1 and move it West
- Go to 3-2 and move it North
- Go to 2-2 and move it East
- Go to 2-3 and move it North
- Go to 1-3 and move it East
- Go to 1-2 and move it South
- Go to 1-1 and move it South
- Jump down

Head North twice and break the boxes to find Magical Berries.  Go West, South, 
then into the first East door.  Break the boxes and get the Synthesis 
Materials.  Go back and head South.  Follow the linear path until you come to a 
scene.

Boss:

Name: Sootie                             Weak: N/A
Hp: 468,000                              Half: N/A
Mp: 47,800                               Immune: N/A
Level: 104                               Drain: N/A
Exp: 135,000                                    
Fol: 67,600                                     
Drop: N/A                                

***
Boss Strategies:

This thing is very odd, you even get a battle trophy just for encountering it 
(and another for defeating it.)  For such a little guy he has a lot of life 
(and some damn powerful attacks, both Hp and Mp kill) so watch out.  His other 
advantage is his small size which gives he the ability to evade many of your 
attacks, so use big area encompassing skills like Air Raid to not only damage 
him a lot, but keep him juggled and not attacking you.  His Hp and Mp totals 
are high, but nothing higher than you've already seen up to now.
***

Watch the scene, then enter the door and take the transporter.

Before starting the section of level 8 there's one thing to note.  Take the 
emergency exit, as the sliding puzzle on level 6 now has the blocked walls 
removed and there's more treasure to get.  It will take you two rooms away from 
the sliding puzzle, so go there.

- Go to 4-3 and move it South
- Go to 4-2 and move it South
- Go to 4-1 and move it South
- Jump down

Go North, grab the chest from behind the transporter containing a Mystic Chain 
and go back to the puzzle.

- Go to 4-3 and move it South
- Go to 4-2 and move it South
- Go to 4-1 and move it South
- Go to 3-1 and move it East
- Jump down

Head North.  Destroy the boxes and knock down the chest containing the Divine 
Avenger.  Head back up.

Now before you move the empty spot to the top left and return ot level 8 (which 
is easy since the walls are gone) be SURE you go all the way back up and save, 
a super hard boss is on floor 8 and with all the stuff you've done, there's no 
way you should possibly risk losing it.  After saving, return here, move the 
empty spot to the top left corner and follow the path ot Level 8.


---Level 8
                                                                               
Items: Synthesis Materials, Robe of Deception, Reflecting Plate, Perfect 
     Berries, Fire Faerie, Star Guard

Start by exiting the room to the North.  From this main area there are four 
places you must go.  Start by going Northwest.

Miniboss:
                                                                               
Name: Guardian Haunt (3)                 Weak: N/A
Hp: 95,000                               Half: N/A
Mp: 3720                                 Immune: Water
Level: 95                                Drain: N/A
Exp: 8450                                       
Fol: 7000                                       
Drop: Charm of Insight (4%)              

Grab the chest containing Synthesis Materials and return.  Head Northeast this 
time.

Miniboss:
                                                                               
Name: Vile Chimera                       Weak: N/A
Hp: 662,000                              Half: Wind, Fire
Mp: 35,000                               Immune: N/A
Level: 95                                Drain: N/A
Exp: 40,000                                     
Fol: 10,000                                     
Drop: Jewel of Alertness (4%)            

Open the chest to find a Robe of Deception, now head back.  Make your way West.

Miniboss:
                                                                               
Name: Tri-Chimera                        Weak: N/A
Hp: 682,000                              Half: Earth, Water, Wind, Fire
Mp: 38,500                               Immune: N/A
Level: 95                                Drain: N/A
Exp: 40,000                                     
Fol: 10,000                                     
Drop: N/A                                

The treasure box here contains a Reflecting Plate.  Now one more enemy left 
before the boss.  Head to the main area and go East.

Miniboss:
                                                                               
Name: Shadow Savant (3)                  Weak: N/A
Hp: 100,000                              Half: N/A
Mp: 4000                                 Immune: Eartj, Water, Wind, Fire
Level: 95                                Drain: N/A
Exp: 9000                                       
Fol: 4400                                       
Drop: Charm of Insight (4%)              

Open the chest to find Perfect Berries.  Now return to the central area.  Head 
towards the South exit for a scene.

Boss:
                                                                               
Name: Gabriel Celesta                    Weak: N/A
Hp: 1,000,000                            Half: Earth, Water, Wind, Fire
Mp: 200,000                              Immune: N/A
Level: 114                               Drain: N/A
Exp: 200,000                                    
Fol: 156,000                                    
Drop: Spirit of Lilith (100%)            

***
Boss Strategies:

Gabriel is extremely hard no matter how you look at it.  First lets deal with 
how you are going to kill him, Hp kill is probably the preferred way.  With 
1,000,000 Hp that will take some time, but it's obviously possible, in fact his 
Hp total is that last thing you should be worry about.  His attacks, his basic 
attacks is a swing of his holy spear in a circular motion that will damage 
anyone around it, so you'll have to be very careful of this and make sure your 
attacks are constantly hitting him to keep him from knocking you away.

Second is his primary powerful attack, Lightning Feather.  This attack deals 
massive Hp damage, massive Mp damage, hits numerous times and to top it all 
off, paralyzes you.  Before the fight you may want to create some Amulets of 
Freedom and synthesize the effect onto your weapon (since you don't want to 
waste an accessory slot.)  This attack goes out from Gabriel for a certain 
range so if you want to dodge it you'll have to get as far away from him as 
possible, but be warned, you aren't given much time to dodge at all.

Thirdly is his Dragon attack he does later which again does lots of Hp/Mp 
damage and cannot be guarded.  It doesn't centre at Gabriel either, in centres 
on the map so your best chance at avoiding this is to head to the outside 
areas.

Fayt's simple Side Kick works great because it makes you temporarily 
invincible, so his spear swing misses and it's easy to cancel bonus, if you 
want something more powerful you can use Air Raid, but he easily interrupts 
you.  Maria from a distance with Energy Burst (found in a scroll in this 
dungeon) works incredibly, and Cliff's Infinity Kick also racks up the damage.  
Choose your best battle skills for any other characters you happen to be using, 
it doesn't make a particularly big difference.

And another seperate paragraph dedicated to how well Side Kick works, not only 
does it make his most powerful attacks miss you, but it also stops them 
entirely once it connects.

Overall what you want out of this fight is protection from paralysis, a 
constant wave of damaging attacks, and a good supply of Perfect Berries.  If 
you can get a good system going, you can bring Gabriel down.

Trophies associated with this battle:

Defeat Gabriel
Defeat Gabriel without taking damage
Defeat Gabriel within 5 minutes
Defeat Gabriel at Universe
Defeat Gabriel at Universe without taking damage
Defeat Gabriel at Universe within 8 minutes
Defeat Gabriel at 4D
Defeat Gabriel at 4D without taking damage
Defeat Gabriel at 4D within 10 minutes
Taunt Gabriel 10 times
Defeat Gabriel using only major attacks
Defeat Gabriel using only Anti-Attack Auras
Defeat Gabriel using only Symbology
Defeat Gabriel using only Charge
Defeat Gabriel alone
***

After the fight watch the scene.  The doors are now open at the Southwest and 
Southeast.  The Southwest has a chest containing a Fire Faerie, the SOutheast 
has a chest containing a Star Guard.

You have completed the Maze of Tribulations, leave and save your game.

Some things to note, the broken seal Gabriel spoke of referred to the seal on 
floors 101-211 of the Sphere corporation.  You can now access all 211 floors, 
the ones above 100 containg enemies that dwarf the Maze fo Tribulations in 
diffuculty, as to the bosses at the top.

You can fight Gabriel whenever you want, so don't worry about resetting to get 
the rest of the Battle Trophies, save!

Congratulations.


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This guide is primarily written for www.gamefaqs.com however I am willing
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More than anyone, more than anything, thank you to tri-Ace for creating this 
game, and many more to come.

Thanks to CjayC and GameFAQs for hosting this guide.

Thanks to Bradygames and Elizabeth M Hollinger

Thanks to Mark, Sean and Jeremy at back at University of Guelph

Thanks to Alex, for writing this

Thanks to you, for reading this

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