Ancient Stone FAQ by MHxOGRE
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|                    Author: Marcus Girard ( MHxOGRE )                        |
|                    Began: August 3rd, 2006                                  |
|                    Last Update: August 9th, 2006                            |
|                    Email: MarkyMarkDT73(at)yahoo(dot)com                    |
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|                               Table of Contents                             |
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| No.| SECTION/Subsection | CtrlF |     SECTION DETAILS       |  % Complete   |
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|(00)| ANCIENT STONE FAQ  | ----- | ------------------------- | Complete 100% |
|----+--------------------+-------+---------------------------+---------------|
|(01)|    INTRODUCTION    | INTR0 | Before We Begin...        | Complete 100% |
|----+--------------------+-------+---------------------------+---------------|
|(02)|   ANCIENT STONES   | ANCST | (AS): Ancient Stone       | Complete 100% |
| -- | What's An AS?      | WTNAS | What an Ancient Stone is  | Complete 100% |
| -- | Why An AS FAQ?     | WNASF | Why I created this Faq    | Complete 100% |
| -- | Where To Find ASs  | WTFAS | Location of Ancient Stones| Complete 100% |
| -- | How To Obtain ASs  | HTOAS | How they're collected     | Complete 100% |
| -- | Polishing ASs      | PLSAS | How to Polish Anc. Stones | Complete 100% |
|----+--------------------+-------+---------------------------+---------------|
|(03)| ANCIENT STONE TRICK| ANSTT | How it is performed       | Complete 100% |
|----+--------------------+-------+---------------------------+---------------|
|(04)|  ANCIENT WEAPONS   | ANCWP | Weapons found in ASs:     | Complete 100% |
| -- | Great Swords       | ANCGS | Great Swords found in ASs | Complete 100% |
| -- | Hammers            | ANCHR | Hammers found in ASs      | Complete 100% |
| -- | Lances             | ANCLN | Lances found in ASs       | Complete 100% |
| -- | Dual Swords        | ANCDS | Dual Swords found in ASs  | Complete 100% |
| -- | Light Bowguns      | ANCLB | Light Bowguns found in ASs| Complete 100% |
|----+--------------------+-------+---------------------------+---------------|
|(05)|  VERSION HISTORY   | VRSHS | Details on all updates    |  0.00 - 2.00  |
|----+--------------------+-------+---------------------------+---------------|
|(06)|    CONTACT INFO    | CNTCT | My Email & Mailing Policy | Complete 100% |
|----+--------------------+-------+---------------------------+---------------|
|(07)|       LEGAL        | CPYRT | My Copyright              | Complete 100% |
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|(08)|      CREDITS       | CRDTS | Special Thanks            | Complete 100% |
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|                               Introduction                          (INTR0) |
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This is my 5th Monster Hunter Freedom Faq. This guide was written to help you 
know whatever it is you want about Ancient Stones. ( You can contact me by
e-mailing me at markymarkdt73@yahoo.com ). If you do email me make sure the
subject says "Monster Hunter Freedom Ancient Stone FAQ" or else i'm just going
to delete it. You can only e-mail me if you find any errors or if you find any
new info on Ancient Stones not found in this guide. 

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|                               Ancient Stones                        (ANCST) |
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|  |ONSTER  o-----------------------------------------------------------------o
  |_|       |                     What's an Ancient Stone?                    |
  | |UNTER  |                             (WTNAS)                             |
 FREEDOM    o-----------------------------------------------------------------o

An Ancient Stone is an item Monster Hunter Freedom that contains a weapon.
In other words it is a G-Class Ruststone. A rarer ruststone containing rarer
weapons. It can host a number of rare weapons, most notably the Eternal Schism.
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|  |ONSTER  o-----------------------------------------------------------------o
  |_|       |                     Why an Ancient Stone FAQ?                   |
  | |UNTER  |                             (WNASF)                             |
 FREEDOM    o-----------------------------------------------------------------o

The Ancient Stone is the only opportunity to get one of the best weapons in the
game, the Eternal Schism. The Eternal Schism is the best dragon distributing
weapon in Monster Hunter Freedom. Many people ask how to get this weapon due to
that alone which is why I created this FAQ.
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|  |ONSTER  o-----------------------------------------------------------------o
  |_|       |                      Ancient Stone Locations                    |
  | |UNTER  |                             (WTFAS)                             |
 FREEDOM    o-----------------------------------------------------------------o

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|           Map : Volcano            |  |            Map: Desert              |
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| Area |   Location of Mine Site     |  | Area |    Location of Mine Site     |
o------+-----------------------------o  o------+------------------------------|
|  3   |   At the top of the Area    |  |      |   At the far left mine site  |
|      | & At the bottom of the Area |  |  6   | & At the middle mine site    |
|------+-----------------------------|  |      | & At the far right mine site |
|  4   |   At the northern mine site |  |------+------------------------------|
|------+-----------------------------|  |Secret|   Search the walls of the    | 
|  8   |   At the middle mine site   |  |  |   |   Secret area to find two    |
|      | & At the far left mine site |  |6*to8*|   Mining spots, one gives    |
|------+-----------------------------|  |  |   |   Stones, the other may      |
|Secret| Search the walls of the     |  |  3%  |   gives Ancient Stones.      |
|  |   | Secret area to find two     |  o------o------------------------------o
|6*to8*| Mining spots, one gives     |
|  |   | Stones, the other may       |
|  3%  | give Ancient Stones.        |
o------o-----------------------------o

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|               Map : Swamp          |  |        Map : Forest & Hills         |
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|   Area    | Location of Mine Site  |  |   Area    |  Location of Mine Site  |
o-----------+------------------------o  o-----------+-------------------------o
|  Secret   | Search the walls of the|  |  Secret   | Search the walls of the |
|     |     | Secret area to find two|  |     |     | Secret area to find two |
| 6* to 8*  | Mining spots, one gives|  | 6* to 8*  | Mining spots, one gives |
|     |     | Stones, the other may  |  |     |     | Stones, the other may   |
| 3% Spawn  | give Ancient Stones.   |  | 3% Spawn  | give Ancient Stones.    |
o-----------o------------------------o  o-----------o-------------------------o
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|  |ONSTER  o-----------------------------------------------------------------o
  |_|       |                   How To Obtain Ancient Stones                  |
  | |UNTER  |                             (HTOAS)                             |
 FREEDOM    o-----------------------------------------------------------------o

Before you venture out to quest bring lots of pickaxes. Go to the mining area 
and Hold the Left Trigger button until an item screen appears. Either scroll 
left(Square) or right(Circle) until you have a pickaxe in your item window. 
This is the tool used to find ancient stones.

To obtain an ancient stone go to any of the areas listed above in "Where To 
Find Ancient Stones". With a pickaxe in hand mine each site until it says;
"There is nothing else here.", which means there is nothing left to mine in
that site. If your lucky you might mine an ancient stone.
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|  |ONSTER  o-----------------------------------------------------------------o
  |_|       |                     Polishing Ancient Stones                    |
  | |UNTER  |                             (PLSAS)                             |
 FREEDOM    o-----------------------------------------------------------------o

To polish an ancient stone first go to the Equipment & Crafting Shop, located
in the north of the Kokoto Village. Talk to the guy in charge of crafting 
weapons. Second select "Weaponcraft", then "Create Wpn". You will need to
scroll to the last page of the crafting list (simply press left on the dialog
pad). You should see a crafting option saying "??????", which is a type of 
Acient Stone. If you have all 5 types of Ancient Stones there will be 5 options
that read "??????". Once polished the Ancient Stone becomes a weapon. There are
random weapons that can be obtained in an easier fashion, but you might find an
Ancient Weapon...

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|                             Ancient Stone Trick                     (ANSTT) |
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NOW, This is a strategy I got in an email by Keoppo:

At the end of every quest, the MHF randomly decides that the "nth" stone that
you polish will be a rusted weapon. so you if u dont have "n" number of
stones, you wont be able to get the rusted weapon. So my advice is to keep on
farming for ancient/rust stones until you have accumulated quite a few, then
try polishing. And when you get no rusted weapon, reset your MHF and go
complete a quest to get MHF to reset the value of "n" (easiest would be the
raw meet one). So when you DO actually get a rusted weapon, you remember the
number of stones u have polished before ( for example, the 5th stone is a
rusted weapon), then you reset MHF and go and polish any 4 stones. Then for
the 5th stone, you polish the ancient/rust stone you want (weapon type).

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|                                Ancient Weapons                       (ANCWP) |
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|\/|
|  |ONSTER  o------------------------------------------------------------------o
  |_|       |                            Great Sword                           |
  | |UNTER  |                              (ANCGS)                             |
 FREEDOM    o------------------------------------------------------------------o

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|                           Ancient Weapons                              |
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|         NAME        |    PRICE    | ATTACK | RARITY |     MATERIALS    |
o---------------------+-------------+--------+--------+------------------o
|   Worn Grt Sword    |  1,000 Zeni | ?????? |   6    |  1 Ancient Stone |
|---------------------+-------------+--------+--------+------------------|
| Weathered Grt Sword | 20,000 Zeni | ?????? |   6    | 20 Earth Crystal |
|---------------------+-------------+--------+--------+------------------|
|  Antique Grt Sword  | 40,000 Zeni | ?????? |   7    | 40 Earth Crystal |
|---------------------+-------------+--------+--------+------------------|
|    Epitaph Blade    | 60,000 Zeni |  1008  |   7    | 60 Earth Crystal |
o---------------------o-------------o--------o--------o------------------o

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|                            Other Weapons                                |
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|         NAME        |    PRICE    | ATTACK | RARITY |     MATERIALS     |
o---------------------+-------------+--------+--------+-------------------o
| Buster Sword+       |  1,825 Zeni |   432  |   1    |        8 Iron Ore |
|                     |             |        |        |   3 Earth Crystal |
|---------------------+-------------+--------+--------+-------------------|
| Golem Blade+        |  3,075 Zeni |   672  |   2    | 2 Lg Monster Bone |
|                     |             |        |        |       1 Blos Fang |
|                     |             |        |        |   1 Monster Fluid |
|---------------------+-------------+--------+--------+-------------------|
| Bone Katana Wolf    |  2,625 Zeni |   624  |   4    |   5 Dragonite Ore |
|                     |             |        |        |  15 Machalite Ore |
|                     |             |        |        |     7 Wyvern Fang |
|                     |             |        |        |   2 Monster Bone+ |
o---------------------o-------------o--------o--------o-------------------o
|\/|
|  |ONSTER  o-----------------------------------------------------------------o
  |_|       |                             Hammer                              |
  | |UNTER  |                             (ANCHR)                             |
 FREEDOM    o-----------------------------------------------------------------o

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|                          Ancient Weapons                            |
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|       NAME       |    PRICE    | ATTACK | RARITY |     MATERIALS    |
|------------------+-------------+--------+--------+------------------|
|   Worn Hammer    |  1,000 Zeni |   780  |   6    |  1 Ancient Stone |
|------------------+-------------+--------+--------+------------------|
| Weathered Hammer | 20,000 Zeni |   884  |   6    | 20 Earth Crystal |
|------------------+-------------+--------+--------+------------------|
|  Antique Hammer  | 40,000 Zeni |   968  |   7    | 40 Earth Crystal |
|------------------+-------------+--------+--------+------------------|
|  Pulsating Core  | 60,000 Zeni |  1092  |   7    | 60 Earth Crystal |
o------------------o-------------o--------o---------------------------o

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|                          Other Weapons                                 |
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|         NAME        |    PRICE    | ATTACK | RARITY |     MATERIALS    |
o---------------------+-------------+--------+--------+------------------o
| War Hammer+         |  1.125 Zeni |   468  |   1    |      10 Iron Ore |
|                     |             |        |        |     8 Disk Stone |
|---------------------+-------------+--------+--------+------------------|
| Anvil Hammer        |  5,025 Zeni |   884  |   4    | 10 Dragonite Ore |
|                     |             |        |        | 15 Machalite Ore |
|                     |             |        |        |      50 Iron Ore |
|                     |             |        |        |  8 Monster Bone+ |
o---------------------o-------------o--------o--------o------------------o
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|  |ONSTER  o-----------------------------------------------------------------o
  |_|       |                              Lance                              |
  | |UNTER  |                             (ANCLN)                             |
 FREEDOM    o-----------------------------------------------------------------o

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|                          Ancient Weapons                           |
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|       NAME      |    PRICE    | ATTACK | RARITY |     MATERIALS    |
|-----------------+-------------+--------+--------+------------------|
|   Worn Lance    |  1,000 Zeni |   345  |   6    |  1 Ancient Stone |
|-----------------+-------------+--------+--------+------------------|
| Weathered Lance | 20,000 Zeni |   391  |   6    | 20 Earth Crystal |
|-----------------+-------------+--------+--------+------------------|
|  Antique Lance  | 40,000 Zeni |   437  |   7    | 40 Earth Crystal |
|-----------------+-------------+--------+--------+------------------|
|     Matenro     | 60,000 Zeni |   483  |   7    | 60 Earth Crystal |
o-----------------o-------------o--------o--------o------------------o

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|                              Other Weapons                               |
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|         NAME        |    PRICE    | ATTACK | RARITY |      MATERIALS     |
o---------------------+-------------+--------+--------+--------------------o
| Knight Lance+       |  1,215 Zeni |   207  |   1    |        10 Iron Ore |
|                     |             |        |        |    3 Earth Crystal |
|                     |             |        |        | 3 Velociprey Scale |
|---------------------+-------------+--------+--------+--------------------|
| Dark Lance          |  4,992 Zeni |   368  |   4    |   2 Hornetaur Head |
|                     |             |        |        |  2 Hornet Bladefin |
|                     |             |        |        |         4 Stun Sac |
o---------------------o-------------o--------o--------o--------------------o
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|  |ONSTER  o-----------------------------------------------------------------o
  |_|       |                           Dual Sword                            |
  | |UNTER  |                             (ANCDS)                             |
 FREEDOM    o-----------------------------------------------------------------o

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|                           Ancient Weapons                           |
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|       NAME       |    PRICE    | ATTACK | RARITY |     MATERIALS    |
|------------------+-------------+--------+--------+------------------|
|   Worn Blades    |  1,000 Zeni |   126  |   6    |  1 Ancient Stone |
|------------------+-------------+--------+--------+------------------|    
| Weathered Blades | 20,000 Zeni |   140  |   6    | 20 Earth Crystal |
|------------------+-------------+--------+--------+------------------|   
|  Antique Blades  | 40,000 Zeni |   168  |   7    | 40 Earth Crystal |
|------------------+-------------+--------+--------+------------------|   
|  Eternal Schism  | 60,000 Zeni |   182  |   7    | 60 Earth Crystal |
o------------------o-------------o--------o--------o------------------o

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|                            Other Weapons                            |
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|      NAME     |    PRICE    | ATTACK | RARITY |      MATERIALS      |
o---------------+-------------+--------+--------+---------------------o
| Dual Tomahawk |  4,620 Zeni |   252  |   4    |  5 Dragonite Ore    |
|               |             |        |        | 25 Machalite Ore    |
|               |             |        |        | 10 Disk Stone       |
|               |             |        |        |  8 Monster Bome+    |
|---------------+-------------+--------+--------+---------------------|
| Bone Scythe   |  1,380 Zeni |   154  |   2    |  5 Med Monster Bone |
|               |             |        |        | 30 Sm Bone Husk     |
|               |             |        |        |  5 Velocidrome Claw |
o---------------o-------------o--------o--------o---------------------o
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|  |ONSTER  o-----------------------------------------------------------------o
  |_|       |                          Light Bowgun                           |
  | |UNTER  |                             (ANCLB)                             |
 FREEDOM    o-----------------------------------------------------------------o

+-----------+----------------------+
|Name       | Island of the Gods   |        
+-----------+--------------+-------+
|Price      | 1,000 Zeni   |  
+-----------+-----------+--+
|Attack     | 204 - 264 | 
+-----------+-----------+
|Reload     | Slow      |
+-----------+-----------+
|Recoil     | Moderate  |
+-----------+---+-------+
|Rarity     | 7 |
+-----------+---+--------------------------+
|Description| Unrecognizable Bowgun vastly |
|           | different from normal Guild  |
|           | design.                      |
+-----------+-----+------------------------+
|   Ammunition    |
+--------+--+--+--+
|Load LV | 1| 2| 3|
+--------+--+--+--+
|Normal S| 6| 6| 9|
|Pierce S| 3| 3| 3|
|Pellet S| 4| -| -|
|Crag S  | 3| 3| 3|
|Clust S | 3| 3| 3|
+--------+--+--+--+
|Flam S  | 3|
|Ice S   | -|
|Thnd S  | -|
|Drgn S  | -| 
+--------+--+--+
|RecovS  | -| 3|
|Poison  | -| 1|
|Stun S  | -| 1|
|SleepS  | -| 1|
+--------+--+--+
|TranqS  | 2|
|PaintS  | 2|
|DemonS  | 1|
|ArmorS  | 1|
+-----------+

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|                                VERSION HISTORY                      (VRSHS) |
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Version 0.00 - (August 2nd, 2006) - Began The Walkthrough
Version 2.00 - (August 3rd, 2006) - Main Walkthrough Complete

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|                                 CONTACT INFO                        (CNTCT) |
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|                                    CREDITS                          (CRDTS) |
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I'd like to thank Capcom for making this great game. I'd also like to thank
  OmegaEuzan, Silenced Wind, SpoonofDoom and Orange_Stripe for all of the 
                       contributions. Thank You People!

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