Black Fatalis Guide by jazsmile
Monster Hunter Freedom on SuperCheats.com
                    BLACK FATALIS WALKTHROUGH


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                       COPYRIGHT (c) AVJ
                      <avejay8@gmail.com>

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                   FAQ Version History
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18th May 2008 ver.1
- Started walkthrough for Black Fatalis walkthrough.


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                    Table of Contents
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Grade A - Introduction 
A.1. Fatalis Quests in Monster Hunter Freedom
A.2. Fatalis History and Introduction
A.3. Fatalis Moves and Hunter Counter
A.4. Fatalis Elemental Weakness

Grade B - Preparation against Fatalis
B.1. Suggested Weapons
B.2. Suggested Armors
B.3. What to Bring

Grade C - Fatalis Rewards
Grade D - Fatalis Miscellaneous
Grade E - Credits Section
Grade F - Feedback / Comments / Contributions
Grade G - Legal Info

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                  Author Introduction
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Hi all! I am AVJ, a certified Monster Hunter adiktus. 
Been playing the game for quite a while now. 
I have the PS2 Monster Hunter and Monster Hunter G game, 
as well as the PSP games of Monster Hunter Freedom 1 & 2 
and the newest one in town Monster Hunter Portable 2ndG. 
This should prove how much I love the game. 
I play it for as long as I have an available time. 
I am now in the verge of completing MHF though I have 
already started and progressed in the other games as well. 
I love the challenge of hack and slashing the monsters 
amp with a good strategy. 
This will be my very first FAQ/Walkthrough 
and hopefully not the last one.
I have been a fan as well of reading various FAQ's and 
Walkthrough's as far as I remember. I made this FAQ/
Walkthrough in the same fashion as what other authors do, 
TO HELP OUT one way or another. 
You must have read a lot of Fatalis FAQ's before and 
this one in no way may be different, it is to my approach 
that I'd say separates my guide from the others. 
If you care enough to know, read along....




GRADE A - INTRODUCTION


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A.1. Fatalis Quests in Monster Hunter Freedom
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Now well as you see from the Title, this is specifically 
for the handheld PSP console US/EU version of the game. 
The first installment.I haven't reached Fatalis in MHF2 
or in MHP2G so this guide and quest listings may not be 
the same with those games.

Note: in MHF, Fatalis quests are only available from the 
Guild hall (online/offline) from the Blue Lady Bartender.
Note: the quest numbering <16/17> I put here means 
I have unlocked all possible quests in that star level.
There are a thousand guides available on how to unlock 
Fatalis in MHF. Research is the tool.

Fatalis Quest: 6 Star (* * * * * *) Hunter Rank 3 
<16/17>  Special Quest: Legendary Black Dragon
               Reward: 6400z
               Contract Fee: 2400z
               Time Limit: 50mins
               Location: Castle Schrade
               Special Condition: Joining this quest 
                                  requires a HR higher than 3
               Quest Level: 6 star ( * * * * * * )
               Goal Condition: Slay the Fatalis

Fatalis Quest: 8 Star URGENTS (* * * * * * * *) Hunter Rank 5 
<02/08>  Special Quest: The Legendary Black Dragon
               Reward: 9600z
               Contract Fee: 1600z
               Time Limit: 15mins
               Location: Castle Schrade
               Special Condition: Joining this quest 
                                  requires a HR higher than 5
               Quest Level: 8 star ( * * * * * * * * )
               Goal Condition: Damage Fatalis as much as 
                               you can to drive him away

Fatalis Quest: 8 Star URGENTS (* * * * * * * *) Hunter Rank 5 
<03/08>  Special Quest: The Legendary Black Dragon
               Reward: 9600z
               Contract Fee: 2200z
               Time Limit: 15mins
               Location: Castle Schrade
               Special Condition: Joining this quest 
                                  requires a HR higher than 5
               Quest Level: 8 star ( * * * * * * * * )
               Goal Condition: Damage Fatalis as much as 
                               you can to drive him away

Fatalis Quest: 8 Star URGENTS (* * * * * * * *) Hunter Rank 5 
<04/08>  Special Quest: The Legendary Black Dragon
               Reward: 9600z
               Contract Fee: 2400z
               Time Limit: 15mins
               Location: Castle Schrade
               Special Condition: Joining this quest 
                                  requires a HR higher than 5
               Quest Level: 8 star ( * * * * * * * * )
               Goal Condition: Damage Fatalis as much as 
                               you can to drive him away

Fatalis Quest: 8 Star URGENTS (* * * * * * * *) Hunter Rank 5 
<05/08>  Special Quest: The Legendary Black Dragon
               Reward: 9600z
               Contract Fee: 2800z
               Time Limit: 15mins
               Location: Castle Schrade
               Special Condition: Joining this quest 
                                  requires a HR higher than 5
               Quest Level: 8 star ( * * * * * * * * )
               Goal Condition: Damage Fatalis as much as 
                               you can to drive him away




Fatalis Quest: 8 Star URGENTS (* * * * * * * *) Hunter Rank 5 
<06/08>  Special Quest: The Plate of Calamity
               Reward: 12000z
               Contract Fee: 3200z
               Time Limit: 50mins
               Location: Battlegrounds
               Special Condition: Joining this quest 
                                  requires a HR higher than 5
               Quest Level: 8 star ( * * * * * * * * )
               Goal Condition: Slay the Fatalis 

Note: Plate of Calamity is Crimson Fatalis, 
you have to slay the Black Fatalis in the 15minute rounds
in order to unlock Plate of Calamity.


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A.2.        Fatalis History and Introduction
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FATALIS.   A legendary black dragon said to have prowled these 
lands from the days of old. Many skilled hunters have sought 
to challenge it, but none ever return. A monster shrouded 
in mystery....

If you are new to the MHF game, seeing this monster will most 
likely prove yourself you've seen a dragon. This is the best 
boss monster of the game. A true dragon I must say. 
Before you jump in every fight, you'll see the great 
cinematic introduction of the feared beast, Fatalis. 
Without any doubt this is the hardest monster to beat in 
the game.



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A.3.        Fatalis Moves and Hunter Counter
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A.3.1.     Straight Fireball
A.3.2.     Flying Launch Fireball (Low)
A.3.3.     Air Fireball (High and Wide)
A.3.4.     Landing Fireball (Low)
A.3.5.     Crawl Forward Bite
A.3.6.     Hovering Tail Swipe
A.3.7.     False Crawl Forward Bite
A.3.8.     Ledge Bite
A.3.9.     Another Area Flight
A.3.10.    Moonwalk

Note: Please also read the very informative FAQ 
      by 0cu_87 (0culus@gmx.net) at Gamefaqs. 

A.3.1.     Straight Fireball
This is actually the very first move of Fatalis upon the start 
of every quest. Fatalis will lean his head a little backwards 
and throw forward an uber powerful fireball. This is one hit 
K.O. if your defense is low. I have experimented on this move 
by Fatalis by actually standing still for the fireball to 
hit me. K.O. instantly, so this move is not in any way a 
pushover.
But this one is the easiest to avoid. Just roll over to a 
side when you see the fireball coming. 
It's not a very fast fireball, thus could easily be dodged. 
This is one of the biggest opportunity for blademasters like me. 
Whenever you see Fatalis about to shoot this straight fireball, 
run/roll to his side legs and do your quick combo. 
For dual sword users, this is a great opening. 
One demonization combo and it'll sure deal a good damage
to Fatalis. Remember, don't be all greedy, just one demonization
and roll over for safety. How will you make Fatalis shoot 
straight fireballs?? First run in front of him when he's
standing on two legs. Go a little distant, 
enough to avoid being hit if ever it belly smash in the ground. 
You will notice that if you are in a very good distance 
in front of him,he will surely try to hit you with the forward
 fireball. When you see Fatalis move his head a little 
backwards, dash or roll over to any side of his legs and 
demonize. One combo is good enough till Fatalis turns to 
any side. Do the same strategy. Run in front of him, 
make him shoot the forward fireball, run/roll to his side and
do one combo.I am as much a Dual Sword user whenever I fight
Fatalis. If you're using SNS then do the universal combo, 
inflicts more damage and much easier to cancel and roll. 
Remember, just one combo on his legs whenever he shoots 
the forward fireball.

A.3.2.     Flying Launch Fireball (Low)
When Fatalis attempts to fly, he usually flaps the wings
as an indication that it'll fly up, and almost 
instantaneously when it's feet lifts off 
from the ground, a downward fireball follows. 
If you are infront of his face,
then you're doomed. The fireball usually lands 
underneath the shadow. So taking refuge under 
Fatalis shadow is not really a good option when
you see this move coming. Again, this is very easy
to avoid. Just as soon as you see Fatalis flaps his
wings, then go crazy and run forward (not towards
Fatalis, away from him). There is no opportunity to attack 
whenever he launches to fly so better position your self
with the next move,which is either of the next 
moves mentioned here.Again, the first fireball
when Fatalis lifts off is an indication of the would
be next move he'll do.

A.3.3.     Air Fireball (High and Wide)
After the first fireball from lift off, Fatalis will 
fly higher. As I have suggested after the first 
fireball is fired, run crazy away from Fatalis, 
you will then have the opportunity to view him 
as he ascends to above. You will notice that he'll 
fire either 2, 3, or 4 sets of fireball, always in
your direction. What to do now? First option is to 
run under his shadow. A nearby fireball will land 
on you but not really hitting you if you're under his
shadow. Most often if you're under his shadow, 
only 1 or 2 fireballs will be launched. So be 
aware of this and run crazy away from him as he 
lands on the ground fast. Second option is to 
just run loose in circles and make sure you are able 
to view on what direction the fireballs are headed.
I'd prefer doing this 2nd option, coz of the 
ease of seeing where each fireball lands. 
This way you determine how many fireballs are being
fired just by simply running away from Fatalis. 
If you are running in a particular "small" pattern, 
most probably a nearby fireball will land in you. 
Again, as long as you are moving about,
you are really safe. So Run loose!!! 
This move is also a good opportunity
to inflict damage to Fatalis. Wait for him to land
on four legs, then do a universal combo or one 
demonization in his face. Ouch! That'll hurt I bet. 
This is the most common thing you'll ever do 
to inflict much damage on Fatalis. 
Wait after he lands then combo his face. Easy.


A.3.4.     Landing Fireball (Low)
After shooting Nth fireballs (again either 2, 3 or 4 sets), 
Fatalis will start to descend. Be quick about this and stay
alert the most.This is the very critical move Fatalis is
doing because of the unpredictability of what happens 
next when he starts to descend.If you see him stop midway
from his descent, Fatalis could either
shoot again 2, 3 or 4 sets of fireball. So be aware of this. 
We could be greedy and start positioning ourselves to combo 
his face as he lands. This is where we should be alert. 
Run in circles again when he is shooting fireball but this
time run closer in anticipation of his landing. 
The fireballs will land directly in front of him so don't
be too close nor should you be too far. Do some 
circling about. That way, you'll see if he will continuously
fire or will completely land. Upon landing, again a masterful
opportunity to inflict damage straight to his face. 
Wait after he lands then combo his face. Easy.


A.3.5.     Crawl Forward Bite
Nasty! This is the most damage inflicting move he has 
as of date. What Fatalis will do is, after standing on
two legs, will crawl forward on four legs and will bite 
anything in front of him.
Believe me, this is the most dangerous move from this guy. 
Blademasters are sure to die primarily of this move. 
In any way you are very close to any part of his body 
and he starts moving forward in a biting spree, this guarantees
K.O. And take note, he likes to do this move a lot! 
Geez! So how do you avoid it? Once you see Fatalis about to
go on four legs, run a good distance away from him.
Notice what he does. Either a continuous biting or short 
biting but sort of a combo move from him. Usually 
I run along with him in a parallel direction with a good 
distance between him and me. Why I do so? 
Because this move of his also gives you the opening 
to attack again his legs. If he does the crawl forward bite,
he'll usually stop for a few seconds to do the next move
or stand up on two legs. This precious 
seconds are what we need to do one combo on his leg. 
I usually deal only with his right leg (not your right..)
as this is a tip I read a lot from Fatalis FAQs.Some people 
tend to stay away from Fatalis when he does this crawl forward
bite, but if you have an armor set good enough
for 200 defense total, you can actually survive this move even 
when you are real close. I've experienced this a lot. 
And I know how the health bar decreases whenever 
I am near Fatalis, after doing a combo. Risky as
it may seem but if you timed it right after he does this move, 
you actually can inflict a good hack and slash on him. 
Advisable only to good dodgers after a short combo. 

A.3.6.     Hovering Tail Swipe
I hate this move from Fatalis. While descending from flight,
he will do this move when you are under his shadow or 
when you are in front of him waiting for him to land. 
This is again a formidable move from this beast because
when you are hit by his tail, a fireball is sure to land in you.
OK so that means KO. But, if you were hit by
the tail and you stumble a few distance away, the fireball
will not hit you This is unpredictable so before it even
happens make sure you are running away from him to 
avoid the tail swipe. Again this tail swipe happens when 
he is about to land. So be careful when you under his shadow.


A.3.7.     False Crawl Forward Bite
The indications that he'll do this move are the same as with
the true crawl forward bite. The difference is that when he is
on four legs, he'll move one or two step only. This is the
best move from him we're all waiting for. Usually he does this
move then glitches towards the wall. So this is where the 
"wall hugging move" takes place. And this is the best 
chance to do maximum combo till your sword decreases sharpness. 
He will do this false crawl forward bite then most probably
continue to the wall hugging glitch. If he does not do the
wall hugging glitch it still is your chance to inflict your 
2 to 3 combos. I just love waiting for him to do 
his move. Go a good distance parallel to him and follow 
him as he does this. If you see one to two steps only, that
means false crawl forward move.
Go berserk on his legs. Do demonization. 
Do universal combo. Nice.


A.3.8.     Ledge Bite
If you are standing on any ledge, and Fatalis happens to be on 
ground and standing on two legs and maybe you're on the other
side of the ledge,you will surely see him biting on the ledge. 
If you are standing on a ledge and Fatalis is in front of you, 
you don't have any chance of seeing this move come. K.O can
come in a few seconds. So what you do is just run away from him 
whenever you are in the ledge and he is nearby.
Sometimes you might even receive a gift from him called
a fireball. Ouch! This is easy to avoid. Just run away. Easy.


A.3.9.     Another Area Flight
This move happens not really often. What he does is take 
flightfrom one area then hovers to the next area. 
Not a damage inflicting move from him but quite annoying 
if you are bombing him. So what you do is just fly to 
the other area and wait for him to land.
This is good because as he lands, you are sure that 
no fireball from the air will land on you. 
Great opportunity again to do a good combo
to his face upon landing.


A.3.10.   Moonwalk
I find this funny. What he does is stand on two 
legs and walk (the legs in motion) but not really 
moving a space. This is a great chance to do 2 to 3 
combos on his legs. Doesn't happen too often but
when it does, make sure to jump on his legs and go 
crazy combo.



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A.4.          Fatalis Elemental Weakness
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Fatalis is weak to Dragon Attribute. Period. Don't even 
bother using weapons with no Dragon Attribute. 
To find his elemental weakness, one 
only has to view any Fatalis armor and it'll be quick
to point out that the only negative resistance the armor
has is Dragon. So don't bother with other weapons. 
Take one with a dragon attribute. 
Period.


GRADE B -PREPARATION AGAINST FATALIS


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B.1.             Suggested Weapons
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B.1.1. Eternal Schisms (dual sword from Ancient Stone)
	Raw:  182
      	Dragon: 510

B.1.2. Ultimus Heaven & Earth (dual sword from 
       Twin Dagger line)
	Raw:  322
	Dragon: 360

B.1.3. Black Ruiner Sword (sns from Master's 
       Dagger line) 
	Raw: 308
	Dragon:  480

B.1.4. True Black Dragon Sword (sns from Master's 
       Dagger line)
	Raw:  336
	Dragon:  400

B.1.5. Eternal Strife (sns from Rust Stone)
	Raw:  112
        Dragon:  630

B.1.6.  Blue Ogre Sword (sns from Dual Dragon
        Ultimus DS line)
	Raw:  140
	Dragon:  650






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B.2.            Suggested Armors
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B.2.1.  High Grade Earplug set
a. Garuga Mask
b. Rathalos Soul Mail
c. Rathalos Soul Braces
d. Rathalos Soul Coil
e. Rathalos Soul Greaves
- wearing this armor also activates Sharpening Skill Inc. 
  and Spectre's Whim
- total defense is 125
- use this set if you don't want to be caught up when
  Fatalis does his scream. The scream is not deadly 
  but it leaves you cower
  for a few more seconds thereby giving Fatalis 
  the chance to K.O. you without this armor set. 
  But if you have this set, then you 
  are almighty. Whenever he screams you'd be unaffected 
  and thus gives you the chance to perform your good combo. 

B.2.2.  High Wind Resistance
a. Black Piercing
b. Diablo Mail +
c. Diablo Vambraces  +
d. Chain Belt +
e. Ioprey Greaves U
- Wearing this armor also activates Autotracker and 
  Hunger x 1.5
- Total defense is 132
- Use this set if you don't want to be caught up 
  against Fatalis wind when he lands from a flight. 
  Gives you the best chance to instantly go furious 
  mode on combo just as soon as his feet 
  lands on the ground. 

B.2.3.  Dragon Resistance +10
a. Hornet Helm S
b. Hornet Mail S
c. Hornet Vambraces S
d. Hornet Tasset S
e. Hornet Greaves S
- Wearing this armor also activates Good Luck  and 
  Hunger x 1.5
- Total defense is 171
- I find this armor set really nice against Fatalis. 
  You get minimum damage inflicted to you by his moves. 
  I use this set and notice that when he does the 
  forward crawl bite, you get lesser damage compared 
  to other armor set. The dragon resistance does some 
  wonders after all.

B.2.4.	Any High Defense Armor Set
- if you are not at all concerned about armor skills 
  then go for high defense armors.
- Whatever armor combination that will give you 180
  defense total is good enough.

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B.3.               What to Bring
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This is strictly for blademasters:

a. 10 mega potions
b. 10 honey
c. 10 potions
d. 2 max potions
e. life powder (from supply box)
f. 5 mega juice (DS users)
g. 10 well done steak 
h. 2 large barrel bombs +
i. 3 large barrel bombs
j. 10 large barrel (for LBB)
k. 10 gunpowder (for LBB)
l. 13 monster broth (for LBB +)
m. 15 whetstones (I usually consume about 10 with schisms)
n. power up items (mega demondrug/demondrug/power pill/
   power seed)
o. power talon
p. power charm
q. armor talon
r. armor charm
s. Combo books 1, 2 & 3
t. Any item to trigger the explosion of the bombs (SBB, 
   paintball)

Take note: inventory capacity is 20 spaces only so choose 
           best what you'll bring.

Basically you bring lots of healing items because this 
Fatalis loves to do damage. Often times just being 
near him, you'll notice your health bar decrease. 
One hit K.O. is the usual scenario if not,  
almost 95% damage received. I recommend bringing 
lots of Large Barrel Bomb + materials as it a 
very good tactic to bomb him when he lands. 
You inflict great damage and as the bomb explodes 
you get the opportunity to do 2 combos whichever part of 
Fatalis body you want. Bombing him is a good strategy. 
Not necessarily the best one but good in dealing big damage.




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           GRADE C - FATALIS REWARDS
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The very reason why you are fighting this beast is to get 
the materials you needed in order to make weapons/armors 
to progress in the game.

Here's a rundown:

HR3 Black Fatalis:

    * Fatalis Crust
    * Fatalis Eye
    * Hrd Fatalis Crust
    * Fatalis Sharp Eye
    * Fatalis Webbing
    * Fatalis Wing 

HR5 Black Fatalis:

    * Fatalis Scale+
    * Fatalis Carapace
    * Thick Fatalis Scale
    * Fatalis Hvy Shell
    * Fatalis Spike
    * Fatalis Gore 

Red Fatalis:

    * Crimson Fatalis Scale
    * Crimson Fatalis Shell
    * Thick Fatalis Scale
    * Fatalis Hvy Shell
    * Crimson Fatalis Horn
    * Fatalis Gore



Note: Please also read the very informative FAQ by 0cu_87
      (0culus@gmx.net) at Gamefaqs.



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             GRADE D - FATALIS MISCELLANEOUS 
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Glitch:  
To the PRO's of the game you have no need of reading 
this as you are already all aware of this.
To the new players of MHF, here is heaven for you.

There is a glitch and whoever is the rightful author 
or discoverer of this glitch, I give you all the Good
Karma you deserve. I won't be mentioning any names 
in particular coz I have read this glitch from so many
forums and sources. If you are the original author, 
then Good Karma to you.

First, open up the HR 5 (15minute) Fatalis quests in
your urgents. There are four Fatalis urgents and the
main difference is the armory you will be provided on
which Quest and contract fee you take.
Most people do the glitch with the first quest 
< 02/08 > from my listing above.
But I'd suggest you do the quest < 05/08 > coz of the 
maximum armory you get that could help you out 
in this quest.Ok, so once you have opened up the 15 
minute urgents, do the quest and repel the Fatalis 
4 to 6 times. Repel in this quest means winning the
battle without having to kill Fatalis.
Just repel Fatalis with the same quest that 
you initially took for 4 to 6 rounds. That's clear now.
The final look of Fatalis should be something like 
with all horns broken, 2 scar on his face, an X scar
on his chest, tattered wings with some parts with holes. 
If you're 15minute Fatalis looks this way, then you are
in for a big surprise. What you do is after seeing your
Fatalis in this form, abandon the quest right away and head
to the HR 3 50-minute Fatalis quest.
You'd be surprised to know that this Fatalis has the same
look and health as the one you were fighting in the 
15minute rounds! Geez! Now you are in
for a real treat! Just do your tactics and this Fatalis is 
sure to go down less than 15 minutes.
Now you can start collecting pieces for your armors/weapons. 
Great glitch!
It helped me a lot and as an appreciation, I am sharing 
this as well to you my dear reader.
Again credits only goes to those who have originally 
posted the glitch. This is not my discovery. I am just 
sharing this to you. Credits to original author.




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              GRADE E - CREDITS SECTION
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GAMEFAQS / NEOSEEKER - for hosting my Black Fatalis SNS Guide

Ocu_87 Fatalis Guide - the very first guide I read about Fatalis.
                       Very much thankful to your guide.

SkiesofCrimson - Awesome site and group. 
                 I read along your guides as well. 
                 The best in town.

PinoyPSP Team Hunters - the true blue pinoy MHF team. Mabuhay! 

Sussy - my Persian cat. You are the best Felyn chef. :P

Jaz - for giving me my PSP. Labyusobra!

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       GRADE F - FEEDBACK / COMMENTS / CONTRIBUTIONS
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If you care enough to correct from any information that is 
misleading, do so e-mail me at avejay8@gmail.com.
If you want your name published on this FAQ give me a good
reason. If you hate what I did, e-mail me as well.
This FAQ is supposed to help people. So if you find 
that I offended anyone by this FAQ inform me. 
You can also add more information to this guide so
that new MHF players get a lot of help from us. 
Just e-mail me.

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                 GRADE G - LEGAL INFO 
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Copyright 2008 Ave Jay Morcozo (AVJ).  All rights reserved.

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