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Arslan: The Warriors of Legend

 
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FAQ/Walkthrough

by Mythril Wyrm

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Table of Contents

I. Update History                                    [UPHI]
II. Legal Notice/Disclaimer                          [LGND]
III. Gameplay                                        [GMPL]
     A. Controls                                     [CTRL]
     B. Overview                                     [OVRV]
          1. Story Mode                              [STMO]
          2. Free Mode                               [FRMO]
          3. Online Mode                             [OLMO]
     C. Helpful Hints                                [HEHI]
IV. Battle Walkthroughs                              [BWLK]
     A. Story Mode - Tutorial                        [SMP0]
          1. Prologue                                [B001]
          2. Eran's Training Session                 [B002]
          3. Escape of a Young Gholam                [B003]
     B. Story Mode - First Half                      [SMP1]
          1. Battle of Atropatene                    [B101]
          2. Retreat from Atropatene                 [B102]
          3. Escape from Mt. Bashur                  [B103]
          4. The Queen's Escape                      [B104]
          5. Confrontation with Kharlan              [B105]
          6. Encounter with Silver Mask              [B106]
          7. The Villagers' Plight                   [B107]
          8. Escape to Kashan                        [B108]
          9. The Schemes of Hodir                    [B109]
          10. The Reluctant Guardian                 [B110]
          11. Rescue of Alfarid                      [B111]
          12. Across Enemy Lines                     [B112]
          13. Reunion at Peshawar                    [B113]
     C. Story Mode - Second Half                     [SMP2]
          1. Encounter with Hilmes                   [B201]
          2. Capture of Rajendra                     [B202]
          3. Battle of Kaveri River                  [B203]
          4. Skirmish at Gujarat Fortress            [B204]
          5. Capture of Gujarat Fortress             [B205]
          6. Battle at the Fields of Chandigarh      [B206]
          7. Duel before the Gods                    [B207]
          8. Recapture of Rajendra                   [B208]
          9. Siege of Zabul Fortress                 [B209]
          10. Raid of the Sorcerers                  [B210]
          11. Subjugation of Chasoom Fortress        [B211]
          12. Skirmish at the Keep of Saint Emmanuel [B212]
          13. Siege of the Keep of Saint Emmanuel    [B213]
     D. Free Mode - Extra 1                          [XTR1]
          1. Escape from Ecbatana                    [X101]
          2. Mock Battle at Peshawar                 [X102]
          3. The Road to Peshawar                    [X103]
          4. Arslan's Special Training               [X104]
          5. Defense of Peshawar Fortress            [X105]
          6. The Crown Prince's Guard                [X106]
          7. Capture of the Keep of Saint Emmanuel   [X107]
          8. Secrets from Atropatene                 [X108]
          9. Escape from Atropatene                  [X109]
          10. Clash with Gadhevi's Army              [X110]
          11. Undercover in the Royal Capital        [X111]
     E. Free Mode - Extra 2                          [XTR2]
          1. Subjugation of Zabul Fortress           [X201]
          2. A Feeble Alliance                       [X202]
          3. Liberation of Maryam                    [X203]
          4. Clash with the Parsian Army             [X204]
          5. The Road to Mt. Bashur                  [X205]
          6. Suppression of Ecbatana                 [X206]
          7. The Defense Captain from Zara           [X207]
          8. A Kahina's Expedition                   [X208]
          9. Rage of the Far al'Khu Din              [X209]
          10. Infiltrator at Peshawar                [X210]
V. Characters                                        [CHRS]
VI. Questions & Answers                              [QUAN]
VII. Special Thanks                                  [SPTH]
VIII. Contacting Me                                  [COME]

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I. Update History                                                        [UPHI]
v1.00 - Completed all sections. May add Lv. 50 stats for all characters, names
and effects of all recipes, and special Skill Card combinations in a future
update; otherwise, I consider this FAQ complete.
v1.05 - Replaced foreign characters that were causing formatting issues,
added information to Story Mode and Questions & Answers sections, and removed
redundant information from Characters section.
v1.10 - Made wording changes, fixed some typos, and revised the Gameplay and
Questions & Answers sections.
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II. Legal Notice/Disclaimer                                              [LGND]
This FAQ is copyright 2017 by Devin McCain. At this time, only the sites on the
list below have my permission to host this FAQ:

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Please notify me as soon as possible if you find it posted anywhere else. If
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respect that.

All other copyrights and trademarks mentioned in this FAQ are the property of
their respective owners. I neither claim nor challenge their ownership.

This FAQ may contain spoilers. Continue reading at your own risk.

I take no responsibility for any embarrassment, injuries, or deaths that result
from the use of this FAQ or any of the information contained herein. If you're
that stupid, it's your own damn fault.

Got that? Good. Now, let's move on to the fun stuff...
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III. Gameplay                                                            [GMPL]
A. Controls                                                              [CTRL]
If you've played Dynasty Warriors, Samurai Warriors, or Warriors Orochi, you'll
pick up on Arslan: the Warriors of Legend pretty quickly. The controls for the
PlayStation 4 version of the game are detailed below.

S = Square
T = Triangle
O = Circle
LA = Left Analog
RA = Right Analog
U/D/L/R = Up/Down/Left/Right on D-pad

S       = Normal Attack. Can be chained together or combined with T to
          perform various combos. Execute a special attack during a Mardan
          Rush.
T       = Power Attack. Takes longer to execute than a normal attack, but is
          either more powerful or has a special effect. Pull switches. Display
          the Battle Log on the Battle Info screen. When mounted, allows for a
          short burst of speed if pressed once.
X       = Jump, climb ladders, mount or dismount a horse, or cancel a Mardan
          Rush. Confirm menu selections.
O       = Special Attack. A powerful attack that renders the user temporarily
          invulnerable and consumes one segment of the Spirit Points (SP)
          gauge. Cancel menu selections.
R1      = Unique Skill. Has a different effect for each character and
          consumes a small amount of the SP gauge. Will execute a Chain
          Strike if used after a Power Attack.
L1      = Block frontal attacks or do a quick recovery.
L1 + LA = Dodge roll. Will temporarily slow an enemy's movement if used to
          evade the enemy's Power Attack.
R2      = Activate a Mardan Rush (after entering a Rush Zone).
L2      = Call a horse. Can be held down to mount it. Does not work in
          certain areas.
LA      = Move the character.
RA      = Move the camera.
U/D     = Scroll through menu selections.
L/R     = Switch weapons.
Options = Bring up the Battle Info screen or skip cutscenes.

B. Overview                                                              [OVRV]
Arslan: The Warriors of Legend is based on an anime and manga, which in turn is
based on a series of novels inspired by Persian mythology and the Byzantine-
Persian wars. In this game, you take control of the idealistic young Prince
Arslan and several of his allies as you fight to rescue his captured father and
reclaim the throne of Pars.

If you want to be successful in your endeavor, you'll need to know how to read
the map. Blue dots represent allied units, red dots represent enemy units, and
yellow flashes indicate places where the two have met and are trying to inflict
fatal injuries on each other. The green arrow represents your character, and a
green dot represents the last mount you used; in co-op games, a yellow arrow
represents the second player's character. Green brackets indicate either a
location or a unit that's vital to one of your objectives, so if you aren't
sure what you need to do, just follow the glowing green road.

The characters you control can earn many spoils from battles, including
experience, weapon proficiency, gold, and Skill Cards. A character who earns
enough experience will go up in level (up to a maximum of 50), gaining more
health, attack, defense, and Skill Card points, and possibly new attacks and
another SP gauge segment (up to a maximum of 3). Characters' health and SP are
fully restored when they gain a level, which can be invaluable when they're
surrounded by enemies.

Weapon proficiency is used to unlock new Weapon Arts. Every weapon has four
Arts: one is initially available, and three more are unlocked as the wielder
becomes more practiced with the weapon. The six Art forms are Power, Fire,
Water, Wind, Miasma, and Fusion; all of these except Power activate elements on
certain attacks, which will either do increased damage to enemies or weaken
them in some way. Each Art also has its own moveset.

In addition to experience and weapon proficiency, characters can collect Skill
Cards and gold on the battlefield. Skill Cards are dropped by defeated enemies
or given as rewards for completing objectives during a battle, and can be
equipped to increase your characters' stats or give them special abilities.
(There are also Limited Skill Cards in many battles, which you can collect by
fulfilling specific conditions or Hard or Extreme difficulty.) Gold is used to
synthesize Skill Cards, allowing you to combine the ones you've collected to
create a new one. A character can equip up to 3 Skill Cards, but the total cost
of these cards cannot exceed the character's available points.

1. Story Mode                                                            [STMO]
This is the first mode of the game you'll get to experience after creating a
new save file. You'll be prompted to choose a difficulty level - Easy, Normal,
Hard, or Extreme - before being thrust into your first battle. The difficulty
level you selected will become the default for this file, though you will be
given the option to change it if you suffer a defeat.

In each battle, you will have to complete one or more missions in order to
achieve victory. You will have to use a specific character to complete each
mission, and you lose the battle if the character you're controlling runs out
of health or if one of the defeat conditions is met. In some cases, you can
also lose the battle by running out of time, though 30 minutes should be more
than enough to complete any of the battles in the game.

After winning a battle, you will see a series of cinematic cutscenes that
narrate the game's story. When the last cutscene ends, the next battle will
begin. If you quit the game while a battle is in session, you will have to
start it from the beginning the next time you play (unless you use an interim
save).

Completing battles in Story Mode will unlock new characters you can use and new
battles you can fight in Free Mode.

2. Free Mode                                                             [FRMO]
This mode allows you to play through all of the battles you've cleared in Story
Mode...and then some! There are just two major differences between these modes.

The first difference is that you can cook food before Free Mode battles, which
you'll first be able to do after clearing Escape from Mt. Bashur in Story Mode
and collecting your first Recipe Book. Cooking costs gold, but the food you
prepare provides you with various benefits in battle, such as increased health,
attack, or defense. Moreover, as you gain experience preparing each food item,
its effects will increase. You can only cook once before each battle, though,
so choose your meal wisely.

The second difference is that you don't have to use the characters you were
required to use in Story Mode - you can play through Free Mode battles with any
of the characters you've unlocked. Just be aware that you'll have to use your
selected character for the entire battle, even if you'd normally control two or
three different characters at different points.

Free Mode is ideal for collecting Limited Skill Cards and Recipe Books, since
you can get hints on how to acquire each one before starting a battle.

3. Online Mode                                                           [OLMO]
This mode allows you to team up with other players from all over the world and
play through Story Mode or Free Mode battles together.

C. Helpful Hints                                                         [HEHI]
Special campaigns take place each day. Take advantage of them to get more
mileage out of the gold or experience you earn.

You'll earn more experience and weapon proficiency by playing on higher
difficulty levels. If you want great rewards, take great risks.

Complete Free Mode battles as you unlock them. You'll sometimes gain access to
new weapons for the characters you've unlocked.

When playing co-op games, both players' K.O. counts will be added together and
used to evaluate objective progress. Take advantage of this to more easily earn
S ranks on objectives that require you to defeat a certain number of enemies.

When facing mixed groups of enemies, always target the archers first. Their
arrows might not do much damage, but they can make you stagger and interrupt
your combos.

A character whose health is in the red will automatically regain SP over time.
If this happens, use Special Attacks and Unique Skills to survive until you can
find a way to heal yourself.

Missile weapons can score several hits at once at short or medium range, making
them useful when facing armored opponents.

Get a little bit of practice with each Weapon Art you unlock. You can combine
multiple weapons' Arts to maximize the damage of characters' Chain Strikes and
the effectiveness of their elements.

Chain Strikes with Fire and Miasma Weapon Arts are especially good at depleting
the health of powerful enemies.

When fighting named enemy generals (as opposed to the more common Generals),
roll out of the way when they start attacking and counterattack while they're
slowed.

Infantry Mardan Rushes are great for accumulating long CHAINs of hits. Use
their special attack on groups of enemies to score several thousand hits at
once.

Some combinations of Skill Cards produce enhanced effects. Try to acquire the
cards necessary to complete the bonus sets - their effects can be quite potent.

Limited Skill Cards and Recipe Books will appear as bright green stars on your
map. If you earn one, don't forget to collect it before you finish the battle!
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IV. Battle Walkthroughs                                                  [BWLK]
The following walkthroughs were written while playing through various battles
on Hard difficulty. Remember that all of the acquisition conditions listed for
the Limited Skill Cards must be fulfilled while completing specific mission
objectives on Hard or Extreme difficulty.

A. Story Mode - Tutorial                                                 [SMP0]
1. Prologue                                                              [B001]
Character: Arslan
Mission: Defeat the Lusitanian forces!
Defeat Conditions: N/A
Recipe Book: N/A
Limited Skill Card: N/A

You start this battle on horseback. Ride northeast toward the front lines,
running past or jumping over the enemy soldiers - there's no point in fighting
them yet. When the Rush Zone appears, enter it and do a Mardan Rush to break up
the enemy lines. Do a second one when prompted to break through the barricade,
then watch the cutscene.

2. Eran's Training Session                                               [B002]
Character: Arslan
Mission: Conduct training exercises with Vahriz!
Defeat Conditions: N/A
Recipe Book: N/A
Limited Skill Card: N/A

11-year-old Arslan is training with Vahriz. Open the chests at the back of the
room while your trainer is talking, then hit the Cavalry Lieutenant with 5
Normal Attacks and 3 Power Attacks when the objectives appear. The Cavalry
Lieutenant will give you a Light Spear. Switch weapons and attack him 5 times,
then perform a Chain Strike against him. Vahriz will give you The Shah's Right
Hand, your first Skill Card. Equip it, then hit him with a Special Move and a
Unique Skill and block and evade his attacks as the objectives appear. Attack
him to deplete his shield, then fight him until you reduce his health by half.

3. Escape of a Young Gholam                                              [B003]
Character: Arslan
Mission: Flee along with the Lusitanian Boy Soldier!
Defeat Conditions: The Lusitanian Boy Soldier is captured.
Recipe Book: N/A
Limited Skill Card: N/A

Arslan has agreed to become a boy soldier's captive and help him escape.
Destroy the barricade, head northwest, then follow him up the ladder and leap
across the platforms to reach the opposite side. If you fall off, you can climb
the ladder to get back up. You'll be transported to the western central part of
the battlefield; break open the five treasure chests while you rest, then flee
up the stairs to the northwest when the Parsian soldiers find you.

B. Story Mode - First Half                                               [SMP1]
1. Battle of Atropatene                                                  [B101]
Character: Arslan, Daryun
Mission: Defeat the Lusitanian forces!
         Head toward the Escape Point!
         Assist Arslan!
Defeat Conditions: Arslan is defeated.
Recipe Book: N/A
Limited Skill Card: 1000 K.O.s in 7 mins.

You start on horseback in the southwest corner of the battlefield. After
equipping your Skill Cards of choice, head north and defeat the General to
clear the barrier, then proceed south and defeat the two Generals there to
rendezvous with your allies on the front lines. Defeat the General in the
southwest, then advance northeast with your allies, opening any treasure chests
you find and clearing out any peons and Assault Captains that stand between you
and the next General. Defeating him will trigger the appearance of a Rush Zone;
use it to break through the barrier in the northwest, then head west and save
the Cavalry Lieutenants from the Assault Captain and the General when the fire
breaks out. When the enemy cavalry charges, flee toward the escape point in the
northwest. A falling tower will block the path, and a traitorous Kharlan will
confront you.

You'll assume control of Daryun at this point. Charge northwest, pummel the
General into submission, and scatter the other three Generals to rescue your
allies, using the Rush Zone if necessary. Next, head northeast to break through
the barrier and proceed north and west along the path to the target point,
then continue north and west after getting the message that the shah has
retreated. Defeat the General who blocks your path, then hurry toward your
destination in the west before the Lusitanian army catches up to you.

When you meet up with Arslan, you'll face Kharlan. He's a tough opponent, so
you'll want to clear out the peons around him to eliminate distractions. Evade
his attacks to slow him and then wail on him until his armor breaks and he
recovers from his daze. At half health, he'll become enraged, so watch out
for the shockwaves from his attacks as you finish him off. If Kharlan severely
weakens you, take advantage of your SP regeneration and spam your Unique Skill
to interrupt his attacks.

2. Retreat from Atropatene                                               [B102]
Character: Arslan
Mission: Head toward Narsus' house!
Defeat Conditions: Either Arslan or Daryun is defeated.
Recipe Book: N/A
Limited Skill Card: 5000 CHAIN.

Defeat the enemy archers and the Gatekeeper by your starting position. When the
enemy reinforcements appear, defeat the General, the Assault Captains, and the
Defense Captain to proceed. Follow the path as it snakes to the north and east,
cutting down a Defense Captain, a General, and two Assault Captains to rescue
the Parsian soldiers. Run over to the Rush Zone and initiate a Mardan Rush to
break through the barrier, then follow the western path until catapults start
raining rocks down on your head. Either fight your way north through the enemy
forces, or hug the cliff walls to reduce your chances of being hit. When you
encounter the General in the northwest, dispatch him to finish the battle.

3. Escape from Mt. Bashur                                                [B103]
Character: Elam, Narsus
Mission: Destroy the Checkpoint!
         Escape from Mt. Bashur!
Defeat Conditions: Arslan is defeated.
Recipe Book: After breaking through the Checkpoint, on way to the Escape Point.
Limited Skill Card: 450 K.O.s in 3 mins.

You start in the northwest corner. Blast your way through the two Gatekeepers
and the Cavalry Lieutenants to the east, then use a Mardan Rush to smash
through the gates to your south. If Kharlan's forces didn't pull ahead of you,
Narsus will block their path with a rockslide; if they did, he'll say that his
trap is now pointless. Either way, you'll have to overcome three Cavalry
Lieutenants to clear the checkpoint, one of whom will be armored.

After clearing the checkpoint, you'll take control of Narsus. Head south, grab
the Recipe Book by the gate, and then fight your way to the pier in the west.
Elam will see that the boat has been scuttled and head north to fetch a new
one. Survive the enemy's attacks for 3 minutes, and you're home free.

4. The Queen's Escape                                                    [B104]
Character: Gieve
Mission: Escape with the Queen!
Defeat Conditions: Either Gieve or Tahamenay is defeated.
Recipe Book: Defeat the officer with the key and open a specific gate.
Limited Skill Card: K.O. set officer in 1 min.

From your starting position in the northeast, follow the hallway to the east,
south, and west, silencing any Messengers you meet to stop them from calling
for reinforcements. Defeat the General in the large room to open the portcullis
and follow green prompts that appear on your map, which will lead you to the
northwest. When you reach the northernmost chamber, the queen will reveal
herself to be an imposter and run off. Pursue her to the south and until the
masked man appears and cuts her down in a cutscene, then fight off the peons
he leaves behind to deal with you when he withdraws. Return to the northernmost
chamber, and the portcullis will close; proceed south and pound on the three
Generals before they retreat. One of them will tell you how to get back to the
palace, and once you defeat the enemies by the escape point in the southeast,
you can do just that.

5. Confrontation with Kharlan                                            [B105]
Character: Arslan, Farangis, Daryun
Mission: Distract Kharlan's forces!
         Destroy the reinforcements!
         Capture Kharlan!
Defeat Conditions: Either Arslan or Elam is defeated.
                   Either Arslan or Narsus is defeated.
                   Either Arslan or Daryun is defeated.
Recipe Book: Break a specific object before initiating the fire attack.
Limited Skill Card: 350 K.O.s in 5 mins.

You start close to the center of the battlefield and on horseback. Annihilate
the surrounding Assault Captains, doing your best to avoid the charging cavalry
as you do, until the armored Cavalry Lieutenant arrives. You'll assume control
of Farangis; fight your way east past the two Defense Captains, then veer south
and decimate the next two. Press on until Kharlan's reinforcements arrive, then
head toward the destination to trigger the appearance of a Rush Zone and use a
Mardan Rush to start a fire and throw the enemies into a panic. Finish off the
weakened Defense Captains, then charge west to trigger a cutscene in which
Arslan confronts Kharlan.

You'll now assume control of Daryun in the southwest. Clear out the Defense
Captains to open the checkpoint, then hurry northeast and eliminate the Elite
Guard Captains and the Defense Captain to breach the gates. Charge north and
leap into the valley to save Arslan, who will withdraw from the battlefield.

Your final objective is to defeat Kharlan, who has thick armor and a huge
number of troops to assist him. Clear out some of the peons, then use your
Unique Skill to damage his armor by hurling him into the nearby trees. If you
have the Battle Spear's Fire art (which you should by now), set Kharlan on fire
and juggle him to deplete his health rapidly.

6. Encounter with Silver Mask                                            [B106]
Character: Daryun
Mission: Defeat Silver Mask!
Defeat Conditions: Daryun is defeated.
Recipe Book: Break a specific blockade.
Limited Skill Card: 30 CHAIN in 1 min.

This battle is a duel between Daryun and Silver Mask, who claims responsibility
for killing Vahriz. You have a second weapon in this battle, so make liberal
use of Chain Strikes to break Silver Mask's armor. He'll become enraged at half
health, at which point his energy waves will rip you to shreds if you don't
evade and counter them. You can also hide behind the pillars and use your
Unique Skill to stab through them and hit Silver Mask as he approaches, which
will instantly break his armor and allow you to wail on him while he's dazed.

7. The Villagers' Plight                                                 [B107]
Character: Arslan
Mission: Rescue the village from the Lusitanian soldiers!
Defeat Conditions: Arslan is defeated or 3 or more Villagers are defeated.
Recipe Book: Save all the villagers.
Limited Skill Card: 250 K.O.s in 2 mins.

Your main goal in this battle is to protect the peasants. Do so by pummeling
the four Privates who attack you at the outset, then follow the path to the
south and pulverize the three Privates along the way. This will save all but
one of the Villagers, and you can save the last one by heading to the northeast
part of the Central Square and pounding the two Privates you meet there. Head
toward the southeast, cutting down the three Privates you meet along the way,
then loop around to the north and west and strike down the last two. Once all
of the Villagers are safe in the Central Square, rendezvous with the group in
the south to collect your reward. Repel the Lusitanian Private who appears next
to you; two more will appear in the west and two more in the south while you're
dealing with him. Defeat them all, and four more Privates will appear: two in
the west, one in the north, and one in the south. Hunt them down and destroy
them, and victory is yours.

8. Escape to Kashan                                                      [B108]
Character: Gieve, Daryun, Arslan
Mission: Escape from the Lusitanian forces!
         Bring reinforcements to Arslan!
         Head toward Kashan Fortress!
Defeat Conditions: Either Arslan or Narsus is defeated.
                   Either Arslan or Daryun is defeated, or the reinforcements
                   are defeated.
                   Either Arslan or Narsus is defeated.
Recipe Book: Defeat all the messengers.
Limited Skill Card: 10,000 CHAIN.

You have a new weapon in this battle, and you'll also start on horseback. Use
your tools well as you charge west, strike down the Messenger, and pound the
Gatekeeper to secure a path for Arslan and his entourage. Stop the Messenger
behind it from escaping, then climb to the top of the plateau and dispatch the
Archer Captains to stop their ambush. Defeat the Gatekeeper to break through
the second checkpoint, defeat another Messenger, and follow the path as it
loops around to the east, north, and west.

When you reach the next gate, you'll take control of Daryun in the northeast.
Head south, and boulders will fall and cut you off from the reinforcement
troops. Proceed west, kill the Defense Captain before he escapes, then climb to
the top of the plateau and ambush the Gatekeeper to the north. Head east and
skewer the General to regroup with your troops, then head to the top of the
plateau to the west, trigger a Mardan Rush, and use fire arrows to burn through
the barrier to the south. Head southeast and jump down to assist Arslan.

You'll be in control of Arslan now. Use the Rush Zone to break through the
gate, then strike down the Assault Captain to clear the checkpoint. Use another
Mardan Rush to break through both the enemy lines and another gate, then take
down the General to make good your escape.

9. The Schemes of Hodir                                                  [B109]
Character: Elam, Arslan, Daryun
Mission: Destroy the archer unit's bows and arrows at the barracks!
         Defeat Hodir!
Defeat Conditions: Elam is defeated or the plan fails.
                   Either Arslan or Narsus is defeated.
Recipe Book: Climb to the kind of high spot that Elam would love.
Limited Skill Card: 20 K.O.s in 2 mins.

From your starting position, head northwest to the archers' barracks. Shoot the
escaping Messenger and the Supply Captains, destroy the four crates, then head
west and veer south to start a fire. While Hodir's men are putting it out, use
your Unique Skill to slip through the secret passage, then blast through the
Defense Captain who attacks you on your way to the storeroom. Defeat the next
three who appear afterward, then slip into the storeroom and destroy the two
crates to make Narsus' plan succeed.

After watching a cutscene, you'll take control of Arslan. Defeat the four
Defense Captains near your starting position, as well as the next two waves of
reinforcements that appear. When the gates open, follow the southernmost path
to the west and exterminate the Elite Guard Captain. Hodir's archers will
realize that their bow strings have been cut, and Hodir will withdraw.

You'll assume control of Daryun, who now has his third weapon. Knock out enemy
troops until a Rush Zone appears, then trigger Mardan Rushes to break through
the gate and the barrier. Kill the Elite Guard and use the lever to open the
gate, which will allow you to reach Hodir. Use your bow to weaken his armor,
then use Chain Strikes and combos with your sword and spear to deplete his
health. He'll enrage at half health, so be extra cautious when he does.

10. The Reluctant Guardian                                               [B110]
Character: Gieve
Mission: Break through the Lusitanian forces!
Defeat Conditions: Either Arslan or Gieve is defeated.
Recipe Book: Have Arslan move up quickly and close off the enemy advance.
Limited Skill Card: K.O. all ambushers in 5 mins.

If any of the Messengers escape, Generals will appear and search for Arslan,
so defeating any Messengers you see should be your top priority. Do so as you
head south from your starting position and use a Mardan Rush to break through
the barrier, then stay close to Arslan and cut down every enemy in your path
as you advance east. There will be many archers in your path, so stay alert.
The Lusitanian troops will close off the southeast exit as you approach it, so
you'll have to escape to the north instead. Slice through the Defense Captains,
Generals, and any interposing troops under their command, making sure that
Arslan doesn't take too much of a beating. Veer west, fight your way past the
waves of Generals and Assault Captains that appear by the exit, and you're as
good as done.

11. Rescue of Alfarid                                                    [B111]
Character: Narsus
Mission: Head toward the Escape Point with Alfarid.
Defeat Conditions: Either Narsus or Alfarid is defeated.
Recipe Book: Climb the cliff and then quickly advance.
Limited Skill Card: 300 K.O.s in 2 mins.

Silver Mask is back, and you've got a shiny new sword to introduce him to as
you take control of Narsus. Protect Alfarid from the two Generals, then attack
Silver Mask until the rockslide occurs. When the gates open, flee south and
turn east when you're forced to, then fight off the Defense Captain and the
three Assault Captains while Alfarid prepares her fire arrow. Two more waves
of Assault Captains will appear after you repel the first one; defeat them as
well, and Alfarid will create a path to the top of the cliff. Climb up, fight
the General, and follow the shortest available path to the northeast road.
Silver Mask will be waiting for you there, along with some Generals and Defense
Captains. Clear out his lackeys first, then focus on him. As usual, be careful
when he becomes enraged.

12. Across Enemy Lines                                                   [B112]
Character: Farangis
Mission: Break through the Lusitanian forces!
Defeat Conditions: Either Daryun or Farangis is defeated.
Recipe Book: Quickly defeat the enemy located in a specific tower.
Limited Skill Card: 500 K.O.s in 5 mins.

Your first step to victory here is to defeat Kharlan's son Zandeh, who is
determined to avenge his father. Clear out some of the archers around him, then
use your arrows to perforate his armor and help Daryun beat him down. When the
Lusitanian forces clear the blockade, avoid their charge and advance northeast
toward the Rush Zone, saving as many Cavalry Lieutenants as you can from the
Generals along the way. Zandeh and Arzang will appear in the southeast once you
break through the barrier, and they can be quite a troublesome team. Take care
of the surrounding peons and Arzang first, using dodge rolls to avoid getting
grabbed by him when he uses his magic to travel through the ground. Zandeh will
enrage at half health, but timely dodge rolls and volleys of arrows will bring
him down.

13. Reunion at Peshawar                                                  [B113]
Character: Daryun, Kishward, Arslan
Mission: Head toward Peshawar Fortress!
         Protect your allies from the Lusitanian forces!
         Defeat the Lusitanian forces!
Defeat Conditions: An allied officer is defeated.
Recipe Book: Quickly cross the river and defeat the messenger.
Limited Skill Card: K.O. north officer in 1 min.

Smash through the two barricades as you head south, fighting off any enemies
who surround your allies. Once you reach the garrison in the southeast, they'll
raise the drawbridge and separate you from Elam and Gieve. Defeat the two
Generals and make your way west with Arslan and Farangis until the cutscene
triggers.

After the cutscene, you'll assume control of Kishward. Defeat the five Generals
to make a Rush Zone appear, then use a Mardan Rush to break through the enemy's
shield wall. Cross the river and kill the Messenger in the northeast, then
follow the path south to regroup with Elam and Gieve and help them fend off the
enemy Generals.

Next, you'll gain control of Arslan. Defeat the attacking Zandeh, using the
Rush Zone if you choose, and victory will be yours.

C. Story Mode - Second Half                                              [SMP2]
1. Encounter with Hilmes                                                 [B201]
Character: Arslan
Mission: Defeat Hilmes!
Defeat Conditions: Arslan is defeated.
Recipe Book: Break a specific blockade.
Limited Skill Card: 30 CHAIN in 1 min.

The man in the silver mask is back, and you now have a bow to use while you
fight him atop the castle wall. Evade and counter his attacks, using Chain
Strikes and combos to deplete his health. You can also hit the torches and lure
him into the flames to break his armor instantly.

2. Capture of Rajendra                                                   [B202]
Character: Elam, Narsus, Alfarid
Mission: Cause the Sindhuran Army to go into a state of panic!
         Defeat Rajendra!
         Defeat Rajendra before he can escape!
Defeat Conditions: Either Elam or Alfarid is defeated, or 3 Engineer Captains
                   are defeated.
                   Either Narsus or Daryun is defeated, or Rajendra retreats.
                   Alfarid is defeated or Rajendra retreats.
Recipe Book: Complete all of the Engineers' operations.
Limited Skill Card: 200 K.O.s.

Elam gets a dagger to use in this battle. Use it along with his bow to escort
the Engineers south, impaling the Assault and Defense Captains, the General,
and any peons who get in your way.

Once you've set all five of the traps, you'll take control of Narsus. Use a
Mardan Rush to break through the blockade to your southeast, then pursue
Rajendra to the southeast garrison. Wipe out the surrounding peons, then pummel
him until he withdraws.

Next, you'll take control of Alfarid. Approach one of the traps the Engineers
set earlier, then use your Unique Skill and set it ablaze when Rajendra gets
close to it. Deplete his health to take him captive and seize victory.

3. Battle of Kaveri River                                                [B203]
Character: Narsus, Daryun
Mission: Lure out the commander of Gahevi's forces!
         Defeat Gadhevi's forces!
Defeat Conditions: Rajendra is defeated.
                   Narsus is defeated.
Recipe Book: Defeat the Supply Unit before they escape.
Limited Skill Card: 150 K.O.s in 2 mins.

Wipe out the Generals in the river near your starting position to rescue
Rajendra and his soldiers. Once they're all safe, use a Mardan Rush to charge
across the river and scatter the pair of Generals who lead the archer unit to
make Pradalata appear in the southeast.

You'll take control of Daryun, who starts in the northwest. Follow the winding
path to the east, trying not to get tied up fighting the peons, then turn south
and charge toward Pradalata. Clear out the archers around him, then use your
standard dueling tactics to defeat him.

4. Skirmish at Gujarat Fortress                                          [B204]
Character: Daryun
Mission: Defeat Pulakeshin!
Defeat Conditions: Arslan, Daryun, or Narsus is defeated.
Recipe Book: Save all the Cavalry Lieutenants within a set period of time.
Limited Skill Card: K.O. reinforcements in 3 mins.

A rockslide will separate you from your allies in the north as soon as the
battle begins, and the enemy will spring an ambush on you. Defeat the four
Generals who lead the ambush unit to escape it and open the checkpoint, then
charge east and trigger a Mardan Rush to break through the blockade to your
north. Head northwest and drive off the General to stop the catapults from
firing, using the Rush Zone if you want. Pulakeshin and his forces will launch
an all-out attack; hurry south to break his charge, then strike him down to
finish the battle.

5. Capture of Gujarat Fortress                                           [B205]
Character: Gieve, Daryun, Farangis
Mission: Thwart Jaswant's plans!
         Defeat the ambush unit!
         Distract the Sindhuran Army away from the castle!
Defeat Conditions: Gieve is defeated.
                   Either Arslan or Daryun is defeated.
                   Either Arslan or Farangis is defeated.
Recipe Book: Quickly defeat Govind after he comes down from the cliff.
Limited Skill Card: 300 K.O.s in 3 mins.

Jaswant is quick and squirrelly, so evade his attacks and use your Unique Skill
to distract him as you whittle him down with your bow and your blade. Once he's
been dealt with, you'll gain control of Daryun. Defeat the Assault Captains
commanding the ambush unit to lure out Govind, the enemy general. Shatter his
armor with you bow, then pummel him with Chain Strikes and combos.

After defeating Govind, you'll take control of Farangis, who now has a sword.
Blast through the Defense Captains to set a ladder, which you can climb to the
top of the plateau. When the General blocks the path, veer south and leap off
the plateau to rendezvous with Arslan, then beat back the incoming Assault
Captains to clear the checkpoint, then hunt down and destroy the General. More
enemy troops will appear in the Castle Square to the north; use a Mardan Rush
to destroy the archer towers there, and Gujarat Fortress is all yours.

6. Battle at the Fields of Chandigarh                                    [B206]
Character: Arslan, Daryun
Mission: Assist Rajendra!
         Defeat Gadhevi!
Defeat Conditions: Rajendra is defeated.
Recipe Book: Defeat a specific Unit that appears along with Gadhevi.
Limited Skill Card: 300 K.O.s in 3 mins.

From your starting position, head east and defeat the Elite Guard Captain to
close off the entry route. Slice up the two Generals to blunt the enemy's
offensive and trigger a cutscene in which the enemy's war elephants appear.

After the cutscene, you'll assume control of Daryun. Charge the elephants and
attack them from horseback to dismount the War Elephant Captains, and keep them
distracted for 3 minutes while Elam readies the ballistae. The elephants will
panic when he fires on them, and one of them will charge through the castle
wall in the west. Charge through the hole it makes and defeat the Elite Guard
Captain to close off the southern entry point, then head east to engage
Gandhevi. Knock him off his war elephant, then clear out the surrounding peons
so you can fight him one-on-one. He's not a terribly strong opponent, but use
caution when he enrages.

7. Duel before the Gods                                                  [B207]
Character: Daryun, Arslan
Mission: Defeat Bahadur!
         Escape from the castle!
Defeat Conditions: Rajendra or Rajendra's soldiers defending the gates are
                   defeated.
Recipe Book: Defeat a specific Archer Unit during your escape.
Limited Skill Card: 200 K.O.s in 5 mins.

You and your opponent each have some jackals to aid you in this duel. Kill
Bahadur's jackals first, then shoot him full full of arrows to break his armor
and hit him with everything you've got while he's dazed. If he gets distracted
by your jackals, use the opportunity to shoot him without fear of reprisal. As
long as you keep him at medium to long range while he's armored, he takes
little more than time to defeat.

Gandhevi, unfortunately, doesn't want to accept the results of the duel, and
you'll control Arslan once it ends. Fight your way past Gandhevi, the General,
and the Gatekeeper as you proceed southeast, then climb the stairs and advance
north along the wall. Leap down and slaughter the Generals in the northeast,
then climb to the top of the wall to continue your westward advance when the
gates shut. Jump down and head south when you reach the northwest corner, and
Gandhevi will appear with some war elephants. Take out the hordes of archers
around him, then knock him off his elephant and pound him into submission.

8. Recapture of Rajendra                                                 [B208]
Character: Jaswant, Arslan
Mission: Thwart the Sindhuran Army's plans!
         Defeat Rajendra!
Defeat Conditions: The Fire Attack Unit approaches the Fire Attack Point and a
                   certain amount of time elapses.
                   Jaswant is defeated.
                   Arslan is defeated.
                   Rajendra retreats.
Recipe Book: Defeat all Fire Attack Units attempting to set fires.
Limited Skill Card: 200 K.O.s in 3 mins.

Head east from your starting point to intercept and defeat the General in
charge of the Fire Attack Unit, then silence the Messenger and chase down the
rest of the Fire Attack Unit. Two more Generals will show up in the east; catch
them and kill them as they approach their destination, and do the same to the
next wave of reinforcements as well. The General in the southeast will order an
all-out attack; meet him head-on and slice him into ribbons.

Shortly after defeating the General, you'll gain control of Arslan. Rajendra
will try to retreat once he realizes his plans have been foiled; cut him off
and cut him down before he can escape, cutting apart as many pesky peons as
necessary before focusing your attention on him.

9. Siege of Zabul Fortress                                               [B209]
Character: Kubard
Mission: Defeat the Temple Knights Captain!
Defeat Conditions: Hilmes is defeated.
Recipe Book: Defeat the Archer Unit on top of the cliff.
Limited Skill Card: 500 K.O.s in 5 mins.

From your starting position, head north and defeat the Temple Knight and the
Temple Knights Captain, watching out for the cavalry. Two more Temple Knights
Captains will appear; defeat them as well, then use the Rush Zone to advance
west and hack apart the two Temple Knights Captains who command the archer
unit. More will appear to the north and south, and the ones in the north will
attack with catapults. Use the Rush Zone to deal with the catapults, then head
south and dispatch the remaining Temple Knights Captains.

10. Raid of the Sorcerers                                                [B210]
Character: Elam, Narsus, Gieve
Mission: Rendezvous with Narsus!
         Thwart the Sorcerer's plans!
         Defeat the Sorcerer!
Defeat Conditions: Elam is defeated.
                   Narsus is defeated or 2 units of cargo are lost.
                   Gieve is defeated.
Recipe Book: Defeat many of the thieves that appear on the top of the fortress.
Limited Skill Card: 310 CHAIN in 1 min.

Run past the enemy troops and use your Unique Skill to leap over the barricade
to the northeast of your starting position. Leap over two more as your proceed
toward your destination, then slice away at the Sorcerer until Kishward shows
up. Carve a path through the two Thieves as you head northeast to meet Narsus.
Once you do, you'll gain control of him.

Kill the two Thieves and head south. Fight your way past the Thief Leader, then
make your way to the room in the southeast. Dispatch the second Thief Leader,
then head for the northeast room and eliminate a third one, who will fight you
alongside a Sorcerer. Drive him off, too.

You'll switch to Gieve for the final fight with the Sorcerer. Standard dueling
tactics will serve you well here: use the bow when he's armored and go all-out
on him when his armor breaks. Use the torches to speed things up, and watch out
for the Thieves who come to assist him when he's down to half health.

11. Subjugation of Chasoom Fortress                                      [B211]
Character: Isfan, Tus, Daryun
Mission: Defeat the vanguard unit!
         Defeat Clemence!
Defeat Conditions: Tus is defeated or Clemence retreats into the castle.
Recipe Book: Reach the Intercept Point with Balhai still alive.
Limited Skill Card: K.O. Scout in 2 mins.

You get to use a couple of new recruits in this battle. As Isfan, head west and
trigger a Mardan Rush to greet the General before the Scout reaches him, then
pummel him into oblivion. You'll then gain control of Tus, with whom you'll
need to hurry west to assist Isfan and Zaravant against an enemy onslaught. Gut
the Gatekeeper you meet along the way, then proceed northwest and cut down the
two Generals to stop the catapults from firing and lure Clemence out of the
fortress.

You'll gain control of Daryun for the last leg of the battle. Break through the
General and the two Assault Captains in front of the castle, as well as the two
waves of reinforcements that arrive. There will be lots of archers around, so
make a point of killing them first. When the gates open, charge west and
defeat the Defense Captains, then get to the intercept point in the southwest
as quickly as you can. Head southeast to catch Clemence in a pincer attack,
then crush him to seize the fortress.

12. Skirmish at the Keep of Saint Emmanuel                               [B212]
Character: Arslan, Zaravant
Mission: Advance toward the Keep of Saint Emmanuel!
         Enter the Keep of Saint Emmanuel from the Main Gate!
Defeat Conditions: Arslan is defeated.
                   Either Arslan or Zaravant is defeated, or the plan fails.
Recipe Book: Defeat the Supply Unit before they escape.
Limited Skill Card: 250 K.O.s.

Follow the winding path to the south, hacking through the two Defense Captains
you meet. Use a Mardan Rush to break through the shield wall in front of the
keep, then go after the three Assault Captains amidst the rain of arrows and
rocks.

Next, you'll assume control of Zaravant. Cut down the Gatekeepers who bar your
path to the fleeing Messengers, both of whom you should silence as soon as you
catch up to them. When you reach the field to the southwest of the keep, chase
down and kill the Supply Captain before he escapes, then jump off the plateau
and smash through the General and Defense Captains inside the castle to secure
the main gate. The enemy troops in the west will double back to assist their
allies; charge out to meet them and slay the General to end the battle.

13. Siege of the Keep of Saint Emmanuel                                  [B213]
Character: Daryun, Kubard, Arslan
Mission: Defeat the Defense Unit of the Keep of Saint Emmanuel!
         Capture the Keep of Saint Emmanuel!
         Defeat Hilmes!
Defeat Conditions: Daryun, Zaravant, or Isfan is defeated.
                   Kubard is defeated.
                   Arslan is defeated.
Recipe Book: Kubard saves all allied officers.
Limited Skill Card: K.O. 3 Sorcerers in 2 mins.

You're inside the keep, but there's more work to be done before you can capture
it. Head south when the gates open and negotiate the winding passage, being
wary of the arrow traps on the walls. Demolish the two Defense Captains to
disable the traps, then proceed east and dispatch another Defense Captain to
enter the Central Square. Clear out the General, Gatekeeper, and two Defense
Captains, then use a Mardan Rush to destroy the catapults. When you get the
message that Arslan is in danger, follow the path that leads north and east to
reach him, slicing your way past Zandeh when he appears to engage you. Watch
the cutscene, then prepare to fight Étoile. She's quicker than Zandeh, and just
like him, she'll enrage at half health, but you and your allies should be able
to take her down without much trouble.

After Étoile is defeated and allowed to flee, you'll take control of Kubard.
Charge north and loop around to the west and south to reach the front of the
castle, where you'll face three Generals and some Sorcerers. After dealing with
the Generals, charge into the castle and use both your blade and your new bow
to overcome Sam, who enrages at half health. Zandeh will attack you again as
you enter the keep; fight your way past him, then watch the short cutscene.

Finally, you'll take control of Arslan. Step outside, and you'll engage Hilmes.
Watch out for his energy waves as you chip away at his armor, and be ready for
him to enrage at half health. His attacks will come hard and fast, so dodge
them skillfully and counter when you have an opening. Knock him into the flames
from Étoile's arrows to speed things up, but don't rely on them too much -
she'll run out when he's down to about 25% health, and the rest will be up to
you.

Once Hilmes falls, victory is yours. Enjoy the ending!

D. Free Mode - Extra 1                                                   [XTR1]
The following battles - with the exception of Capture of the Keep of Saint
Emmanuel - become accessible as you progress through Story Mode.

1. Escape from Ecbatana                                                  [X101]
Character: Gieve
Mission: Escape from beneath the royal palace to the outskirts!
Defeat Condition: Either Gieve or Captain is defeated.
Recipe Book: N/A
Limited Skill Card: K.O. Defense Captain in 2 mins.

Hack your way through the Gatekeeper and head south, taking the west fork when
the passage splits. Make your way to the southwest corner, cutting down the
four Assault Captains who attack your ally when he stops to rest and smacking
some sense into him when he tries to flee (which will happen around the time
you meet the Defense Captain). An Assault Captain will appear as your ally
approaches the southwest corner, and you'll have 5 minutes to reach a new
destination in the north after defeating him. Follow the path to the top right
chamber, and the enemies inside will open the gate. Beat down the General and
the Defense Captain to open the next gate, then exit west and follow the
hallway north. Annihilate the Assault Captain and the three Defense Captains as
they confront you, and be ready for two Generals to attack when you reach your
destination. Take them both down, and you're home free.

2. Mock Battle at Peshawar                                               [X102]
Character: Jaswant
Mission: Make the mock battle a success!
Defeat Condition: Arslan is defeated.
Recipe Book: N/A
Limited Skill Card: 300 K.O.s in 5 mins.

Cut your way west through the troops in front of you, avoiding or defeating
Tus and Isfan along the way. Save Arslan from Daryun, then use a Mardan Rush to
destroy the archer tower and decimate Farangis' forces in the north. Continue
north to meet Gieve, who you should greet with your dagger and fists after
clearing out the surrounding archers. As you approach Narsus in the northwest,
he'll trigger a rockslide and reveal himself to be an imposter. Double back and
follow the path that winds around to the east and north, using the Rush Zone to
help fend off Elam and Alfarid before destroying the archer tower. Follow the
path northeast to reach the real Narsus, then pound him into submission.
Finally, loop around to the south, east, and back to the north as you escort
Arslan to the escape point in the northeast corner, and defeat Zaravant and
Kishward before time runs out to achieve victory. Focus on one of them at a
time, and use and abuse the Rush Zone when it appears.

3. The Road to Peshawar                                                  [X103]
Character: Isfan, Zaravant
Mission: Subdue the bandits!
         Head toward Peshawar Fortress!
Defeat Condition: Isfan is defeated.
Recipe Book: N/A
Limited Skill Card: N/A

Make your way south, beating down the Bandit Captains to rescue the Villagers
along the path. Destroy the archer tower with a Mardan Rush, and be wary of the
bandits who attack from the cliff as you approach the third Villager. Defeating
the armored Bandit Captain will enable you to reach the Bandit Leader; follow
the path to the south to reach him, beating up any Bandit Captains you meet,
then kick him into oblivion.

Lusitanian forces will appear as you gain control of Zaravant. Impale the
Gatekeeper and fight off the four Generals surrounding Isfan, then use the Rush
Zone to knock over the archer tower as you follow the path to the northeast.
Continue advancing north, using the Rush Zone along the way to demolish another
archer tower as you approach your destination in the northeast, then dispatch
the Generals and call it a day.

4. Arslan's Special Training                                             [X104]
Character: Arslan
Mission: Show your friends the results of your training!
Defeat Condition: All of Kharlan's soldiers reach the Escape Point.
Recipe Book: N/A
Limited Skill Card: 300 K.O.s in 5 mins.

Fight your way southwest past the archers and cavalry to reach Elam, then
incapacitate him. Be forewarned: he'll enrage at half health. Once he's been
dealt with, Narsus will appear to the northwest. He'll trigger a rockslide
and shut the gate to trap you in the southwest; defeat Elam and the archers who
appear with him to break free, taking care to avoid Elam's numerous Special
Attacks. Retrace your previous steps and head west from the area you started to
reach Narsus. After overcoming him, head to the central eastern area to face
Daryun. Wipe out the Defense Captains, archers, and cavalry around him, then
focus your attacks on Daryun and he'll go down in short order. Your last task
is to stop Kharlan's Cavalry Lieutenants from escaping. Five of them will
appear on the plateau to your north and start fleeing toward the northeast.
Chase down and kill as many of them as you can; once they've all escaped or
died, the battle will end.

5. Defense of Peshawar Fortress                                          [X105]
Character: Kishward
Mission: Assist Peshawar Fortress!
Defeat Condition: Either Kishward or Bahman is defeated.
Recipe Book: N/A
Limited Skill Card: N/A

Slaughter peons until the Rush Zone appears, then initiate a Mardan Rush to
break through the barrier to your west. Follow the western path and cut your
way through Pradalata, then charge into the fortress. Push north and carve up
the General and the three Assault Captains, exit through the east gate of the
fortress and use the Rush Zone that appears to break through the shield wall.
Advance east, then turn south, cross the river, and cut down the Gatekeeper to
get the drop on Pulakeshin. He commands a lot of troops, but he's not all that
hard to beat. After dealing with him, proceed southeast and chop up the three
Assault Captains to destroy the enemy's main force. When the garrison opens its
gates, charge in and trample Jaswant. He'll enrage at half health, but once he
submits to you, victory's yours.

6. The Crown Prince's Guard                                              [X106]
Character: Jaswant
Mission: Assist Arslan!
Defeat Condition: Either Arslan or Jaswant is defeated.
Recipe Book: N/A
Limited Skill Card: N/A

Blitz east and follow the path toward the southeast garrison, using a Mardan
Rush to break through the second blockade. Help Alfarid and Elam repel the
Generals they're fighting on your way to the garrison, where you'll meet up
with Arslan. Rescue him from the General and the Elite Guard Captain, then
move to the center of the garrison to trigger the Lusitanian troops to raise
the drawbridge. Exit west and strike down the two Supply Captains to set the
enemies' supplies ablaze, then use a Mardan Rush to break through the shield
wall. When Daryun arrives with reinforcements, defeat the three Generals who
lead the all-out attack to claim victory. Just be careful for the cavalry they
bring with them.

7. Capture of the Keep of Saint Emmanuel                                 [X107]
Character: Hilmes
Mission: Capture the ancient Parsian castle!
Defeat Condition: Either Hilmes or Étoile is defeated.
                  Hilmes or Bandit Leader retreats.
Recipe Book: N/A
Limited Skill Card: N/A

Slice up the three Gatekeepers as you proceed south. Veer southwest and cut
your past two more Gatekeepers on your way to the Main Gate, then slay the two
Bandit Captains to open it. Once your allies are inside, hack your way east and
south until you reach the barrier, which you can break with a Mardan Rush. Head
northeast and confront the Bandit Leader, then defeat him before he retreats to
claim the keep as your own.

8. Secrets from Atropatene                                               [X108]
Character: Hilmes
Mission: Interfere with the Parsian Army's reconnaissance!
Defeat Condition: Hilmes is defeated or 5 or more Scouts retreat.
Recipe Book: N/A
Limited Skill Card: N/A

You'll want to stay on horseback as much as possible in this battle. Ride south
and chase down the three Scouts before they can flee. Hurry to the aid of the
Defense Captain in the southeast, making necessary detours to kill the next
three Scouts. Break up the enemy shield wall with a Mardan Rush, then hunt down
the next wave of (four) Scouts. An enemy Cavalry Lieutenant will arrive from
the south; slaying him ends the battle.

9. Escape from Atropatene                                                [X109]
Character: Kubard
Mission: Escape from Atropatene!
Defeat Condition: Kubard is defeated or those in need of rescue are defeated.
Recipe Book: N/A
Limited Skill Card: N/A

Starting in the northwest and working your way counterclockwise around the map,
defeat the Defense Captains and Assault Captains who are engaging your allies
and rescue as many of them as you can. When the Rush Zone appears, lead a
cavalry charge to the north to destroy the blockade. Follow the path as it
loops around to the west and north, then cleave through the two Generals in the
northwest to make your escape.

10. Clash with Gadhevi's Army                                            [X110]
Character: Kishward
Mission: Defeat the Sindhuran Army!
Defeat Condition: Either Kishward or Bahman is defeated.
Recipe Book: N/A
Limited Skill Card: N/A

Proceed south, then turn east and cut down the two Generals to disable the
catapults. Stop Daravada when he comes charging out of the garrison, then
follow the path to the east and north and use a Mardan Rush to break through
the enemy blockade. Press on to reach Gadhevi, who you must defeat to seize
victory. Be ready for him to become enraged at half health.

11. Undercover in the Royal Capital                                      [X111]
Character: Elam
Mission: Gather information at Royal Capital!
Defeat Condition: Elam is defeated.
Recipe Book: N/A
Limited Skill Card: 200 K.O.s.

Follow the Defense Captains, taking care not to get too close to them as you
eavesdrop on their conversations. When they withdraw, place and climb a ladder
and head to the next street. Silence the Defense Captain as you head south,
climb the ladder, and eavesdrop on the General's conversation with the gholams
from above.

Once you've gathered all the information or gotten spotted, it's time to go.
You'll encounter many enemy troops on your way to the exit, but there are only
a few you're required to fight. From the open area in the south, head north and
climb the ladder behind the wagon and pottery. Loop around to the east and
south, climb another ladder, then leap down and follow the road until the enemy
traps you. Defeat the Assault Captain and the General to break through, then
advance north and east and eliminate the two Gatekeepers on your way to the
Royal Capital East Gate. Étoile will attack you as you approach it; defeat her,
and you're home free.

E. Free Mode - Extra 2                                                   [XTR2]
The following battles become accessible as you clear other Free Mode battles.

1. Subjugation of Zabul Fortress                                         [X201]
Character: Zandeh, Hilmes
Mission: Capture Zabul Fortress!
         Defeat the Temple Knights Captain that escaped!
Defeat Condition: Zandeh, Hilmes, Sam or Engineer Captain is defeated.
Recipe Book: N/A
Limited Skill Card: N/A

Smash through the Temple Knights and silence the Messenger Captain as you push
southwest. Crush the Temple Knights Captain to gain access to the underground
waterway. You'll find some Temple Knights and a Temple Knights Captain inside;
pound them all into submission and destroy the next group of enemies you meet
as you advance north. When the fire breaks out, climb the ladder to your north
and demolish another Temple Knights Captain and his subordinates, being wary of
the archers.

You'll take control of Hilmes for the second leg of the battle. Blitz east and
help Sam fight off the attacking Temple Knights, using the Rush Zone if you
feel like it. Defeating both Temple Knights Captains will end the battle.

2. A Feeble Alliance                                                     [X202]
Character: Narsus
Mission: Find and free the Sindhuran Privates!
Defeat Condition: Narsus is defeated.
                  There are less than 5 freed Privates after 10 minutes.
Recipe Book: N/A
Limited Skill Card: 200 K.O.s in 5 mins.

Head north and crush the Cavalry Lieutenant to free the first Private. You'll
receive information that several more Privates are being transported; chase
down and kill as many of the fleeing Cavalry Lieutenants as possible to free
their captives. After 10 minutes, a force of Cavalry Lieutenants will appear by
the western gate, and all of them will be more interested in fight than flight.
Charge them and slake their thirst for combat; once you drop their leader, your
work is done.

3. Liberation of Maryam                                                  [X203]
Character: Kubard
Mission: Assist Maryam!
Defeat Condition: The Gatekeeper or any Cavalry Lieutenant in the north,
                  central area or south is defeated.
Recipe Book: N/A
Limited Skill Card: N/A

Call a horse and charge the northern General to assist the Cavalry Lieutenant,
then work your way south and dispatch the Generals you come across. Enemy
reinforcements will appear in the northwest and attack the castle. Use the Rush
Zone that appears to your north to destroy their catapults, then take down the
three Generals who are leading the assault. Four more Generals will arrive in
the north and try to breach the Gate; repel their assault, and victory's yours.

4. Clash with the Parsian Army                                           [X204]
Character: Jaswant
Mission: Defeat the Parsian Army!
Defeat Condition: Jaswant, Gadhevi or Rajendra is defeated.
Recipe Book: N/A
Limited Skill Card: N/A

Stay close to the gate by your starting point and massacre peons until Bahman
appears in the west. Repel his assault, then double back to the fortress and
exit through the south gate. Head to the southeast corner and cut down Sam,
then advance along the southernmost path and rescue Gadhevi and his war
elephants from Kharlan. Next, you'll need to save Rajendra; do so by carving a
path through the Gatekeeper to your north and executing a Mardan Rush to break
through the barrier. Fight off Kubard, then head west and leap off the cliff to
catch the enemy in a pincer attack. You'll encounter Vahriz and Andragoras III
amidst a mass of infantry and cavalry; clear out the peons, then vanquish
Vahriz before letting his liege lord taste your wrath. Like the other enemy
officers in this battle, they'll both enrage when weakened, so be prepared.

5. The Road to Mt. Bashur                                                [X205]
Character: Elam
Mission: Head toward Mt. Bashur with Narsus!
Defeat Condition: Either Elam or Narsus is defeated.
Recipe Book: N/A
Limited Skill Card: N/A

Cut down the Gatekeeper as you head west to reach Narsus, then help him drive
off the Cavalry Lieutenant. Cut through another one as you head northeast, then
attract some attention by annihilating the three waves of Assault Captains and
Cavalry Lieutenants and the troops they bring to the party with them. Pass
through the gate to your west when it opens, kill the two Gatekeepers, and
chase down the Messenger as you follow the path to the north. Don't enter the
bandit camp yet, or the plan will fail and you'll have to fight hordes of
bandits as you circle around to the east and north. Once your path is clear and
you and Narsus reach the northwest corner, you need only beat down the Bandit
Leader to escape.

6. Suppression of Ecbatana                                               [X206]
Character: Hilmes
Mission: Find the Queen!
Defeat Condition: Either Kharlan or Hilmes is defeated.
Recipe Book: N/A
Limited Skill Card: N/A

Impale the Cavalry Lieutenant to your south and carve a path through peons and
Gatekeepers as you proceed south and east. Turn north and slay another Cavalry
Lieutenant to break through the Night Gate, then loop around to the east and
north and break through the Elite Guard Captain and Defense Captains. Defeat
the two Cavalry Lieutenants, then dispatch the third one that appears to find
Husrab and collect information about Queen Tahamenay.

7. The Defense Captain from Zara                                         [X207]
Character: Tus
Mission: Defeat the Lusitanian forces!
Defeat Condition: Tus is defeated or all allied units are defeated.
Recipe Book: N/A
Limited Skill Card: N/A

Head north and defeat the Assault Captain, then circle counterclockwise around
the map and strike down the Assault Captain and Defense Captains you meet. Use
the Rush Zone as you pursue the Private to the north and fight off the waves of
Lusitanian reinforcements as they arrive, prioritizing the archers. After you
clear the third wave, seven Generals will appear in the east; hunt them down
and destroy them before your allies do, starting with the northwesternmost one.
Once the last General flees, both vengeance and the day are yours.

8. A Kahina's Expedition                                                 [X208]
Character: Farangis
Mission: Defend the village from the bandits!
Defeat Condition: Either Farangis or Village Chief is defeated.
Recipe Book: N/A
Limited Skill Card: N/A

Blast the Bandit Captain to open the gate as you advance south. Beat back a
second Bandit Captain to save the Village Chief, then escort him clockwise
around the map and rescue as many Villagers as you can before the Bandit
Captains run off with them. Once the chief reaches his destination, the Bandit
Leader will reveal himself. Defeat him, and you're done.

9. Rage of the Far al'Khu Din                                            [X209]
Character: Isfan
Mission: Defend the castle from the bandits!
Defeat Condition: Either Isfan or the Defense Unit is defeated.
Recipe Book: N/A
Limited Skill Card: N/A

Advance west and beat down the two Bandit Captains. Leave the area through the
Northwest Gate and pulverize the three Bandit Captains in the area, then pass
through the Central Area Gate and squash two more Bandit Captains to save the
castle. Head inside and rendezvous with the Defense Unit, at which point the
Bandit Leader will appear in the southwest and the bandits will launch an all-
out attack. Carve a path through the attackers and the Gatekeeper to reach the
southwest corner, where you can achieve victory by pounding the Bandit Leader
into submission.

10. Infiltrator at Peshawar                                              [X210]
Character: Hilmes
Mission: Approach Arslan!
Defeat Condition: Hilmes is defeated or the attempt to approach Arslan fails.
Recipe Book: N/A
Limited Skill Card: N/A

As soon as the gate opens, chase down and silence the three Defense Soldiers.
Double back and slip past the enemies as you follow the southernmost path to
the east; if any Defense Soldiers spot you, kill them before they reach their
allies. Alfarid will attack you in the southeastern square; repel her and
continue advancing north, killing all enemy troops who stand in your way.
Climb the stairs, and Elam will apppear. Eradicate him, and victory is yours.
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V. Characters                                                            [CHRS]
All of the playable characters in the game. Characters are unlocked for use in
Free Mode by clearing the first Story Mode battle in which they are playable.

All characters start with 19 Skill Card points and earn more as their level
increases.

CHARACTER | LV. 1 STATS | LV. 50 STATS | WEAPONS
----------+-------------+--------------+-------------------
Arslan    | 260 Health  | ??? Health   | Royal Sword
          | 251 Attack  | ??? Attack   | Light Spear
          | 254 Defense | ??? Defense  | Bow of Resolve
----------+-------------+--------------+-------------------
Daryun    | 288 Health  | ??? Health   | Battle Spear
          | 290 Attack  | ??? Attack   | Longsword
          | 284 Defense | ??? Defense  | Strong Bow
----------+-------------+--------------+-------------------
Elam      | 266 Health  | ??? Health   | Short Bow
          | 268 Attack  | ??? Attack   | Long Dagger
          | 264 Defense | ??? Defense  | -
----------+-------------+--------------+-------------------
Narsus    | 270 Health  | ??? Health   | Paintbrush
          | 276 Attack  | ??? Attack   | Light Sword
          | 282 Defense | ??? Defense  | Shortsword
----------+-------------+--------------+-------------------
Gieve     | 266 Health  | ??? Health   | Oud
          | 278 Attack  | ??? Attack   | Nomad Bow
          | 260 Defense | ??? Defense  | -
----------+-------------+--------------+-------------------
Farangis  | 258 Health  | ??? Health   | Mithra's Bow
          | 274 Attack  | ??? Attack   | Divine Sword
          | 262 Defense | ??? Defense  | -
----------+-------------+--------------+-------------------
Kishward  | 280 Health  | ??? Health   | Twin Swords
          | 280 Attack  | ??? Attack   | Spike Spear
          | 284 Defense | ??? Defense  | -
----------+-------------+--------------+-------------------
Alfarid   | 266 Health  | ??? Health   | Light Bow
          | 268 Attack  | ??? Attack   | Feather Sword
          | 268 Defense | ??? Defense  | -
----------+-------------+--------------+-------------------
Jaswant   | 288 Health  | ??? Health   | Leopard Dagger
          | 280 Attack  | ??? Attack   | Swift Knuckles
          | 264 Defense | ??? Defense  | -
----------+-------------+--------------+-------------------
Kubard    | 286 Health  | ??? Health   | Great Sword
          | 286 Attack  | ??? Attack   | Heavy Bow
          | 268 Defense | ??? Defense  | -
----------+-------------+--------------+-------------------
Isfan     | 282 Health  | ??? Health   | Wolf Fang Knuckles
          | 278 Attack  | ??? Attack   | Fury Blade
          | 270 Defense | ??? Defense  | -
----------+-------------+--------------+-------------------
Tus       | 290 Health  | ??? Health   | Breaker Blade
          | 270 Attack  | ??? Attack   | Iron Spear
          | 272 Defense | ??? Defense  | -
----------+-------------+--------------+-------------------
Zaravant  | 270 Health  | ??? Health   | Shield Spear
          | 270 Attack  | ??? Attack   | Heavy Iron Sword
          | 280 Defense | ??? Defense  | -
----------+-------------+--------------+-------------------
Hilmes    | 280 Health  | ??? Health   | Ceremonial Sword
          | 290 Attack  | ??? Attack   | Piercing Spear
          | 282 Defense | ??? Defense  | Straight Sword
----------+-------------+--------------+-------------------
Zandeh    | 280 Health  | ??? Health   | Iron Sword
          | 268 Attack  | ??? Attack   | Mace
          | 278 Defense | ??? Defense  | -

Both Hilmes and Zandeh are unlocked by clearing Siege of the Keep of Saint
Emmanuel, and are playable only in Free Mode.
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VI. Questions & Answers                                                  [QUAN]
Q: Why an Arslan: The Warriors of Legend FAQ?
A: It hadn't been done yet, and I enjoyed playing through the game.

Q: You rendered the characters' names incorrectly! Don't you know anything
about Persian orthography?
A: Sorry. The macrons were causing formatting issues, so I had to remove them.
The purists already know how the characters' names are supposed to be written,
and it makes the FAQ easier for everyone else to read.

Q: Should I play this game?
A: If you like Dynasty Warriors, Samurai Warriors, Warriors Orochi, or similar
types of games, then you'll probably like this one. If not, you can pass on it.

Q: I keep dying/can't kill anyone! What should I do?
A: Change your characters' Skill Card and weapon setups, or fight some battles
in Free Mode to gain experience and weapon proficiency. If you're stuck on one
of the "boss" fights, roll out of the way when you see your enemy preparing to
attack, then counterattack while he or she is slowed.

Q: I fulfilled the conditions to get one of the Limited Skill Cards, but it
didn't appear! What gives?
A: Make sure that you're playing on Hard or Extreme difficulty. They won't
appear on Easy or Normal difficulty.

Q: Have you tried out any of the DLC for this game?
A: No, and I don't intend to.

Q: Have you read or watched The Heroic Legend of Arslan?
A: No, but playing the game piqued my interest in it.

Q: Your FAQ sucks! I've crapped out better FAQs than this!
A: As soon as you find a way to upload excrement, you should post your wondrous
creation for all to see.

Q: I posted my FAQ, and everyone I know thinks it's better than yours! Your FAQ
really DOES suck!
A: Congratulations! I am in awe of your superior FAQ-writing skills! Now go
away.

Q: This is the best FAQ I've ever read! You're a genius and a god among men,
and I want to know more about you so that I can immortalize you!
A: Yeah, I get that a lot. My contact info's listed below.

Q: <insert some question that has nothing to do with Arslan or the FAQ here>
A: See the second sentence of my previous answer.
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VII. Special Thanks                                                      [SPTH]
I would like to thank...

...Koei and Omega Force, for creating Arslan: The Warriors of Legend.
...Hiromu Arakawa, for creating the manga off of which the anime and the video
game were based.
...Dr. Yoshiki Tanaka, for publishing the novels off of which the manga was
based.
...Persian mythology and epic poetry, for inspiring Dr. Tanaka.
...GameFAQs, for posting this FAQ.
...IGN, for posting this FAQ.
...Neoseeker, for posting this FAQ.
...Super Cheats, for posting this FAQ.
...you, for reading this FAQ.
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VIII. Contacting Me                                                      [COME]
If you want to get in touch with me, send an e-mail to the following address:

mythrilwyrm[at]gmail[dot]com

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in my spam folder. I check my e-mail every day, so you should receive a reply
quickly in most cases. I happily accept praise, corrections, and constructive
criticism, and will give you credit for any information you share with me that
I decide to add to the FAQ. Rude, crass, or incomprehensible e-mails will be
ignored or mercilessly ridiculed as my mood dictates, so keep your e-mails
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