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Final Fantasy VI


Oh I see your scars I know where they're from
So sensually carved and bleeding until you're dead and gone
I've seen it all before beauty and splendour torn
It's when heaven turns to black and hell to white
Right so wrong and wrong so right

Feel it turning your heart into stone
Feel it piercing your courageous soul
Beyond now - redemption
No one's gonna catch you when you fall

Ville Valo from H.I.M


 (1) Mines of Narshe
Party: Vicks, Wedge, ????? (Terra)
BOSS: Whelk
After fighting Whelk you come to the frozen Esper. You'll go into a fight sequence where Vicks and Wedge get blown away leaving Terra.

(1) Arvis' House
Items: Search the clock for an Elixir Terra wakes up back in Narshe where a man removes the slave crown. Terra can't remember anything. The Imperial guards come and Terra is forced to escape thru the back door of the house and run back to the mines.

(1) Mines
Party: Terra, Locke
Chests: Fenix Down, Sleeping Bag
(if you wait until the World of Ruin to get these, they'll have changed to a Pod Bracelet and an Elixir) BOSS: Marshal
Additional items: You can take Mog's Mithril Shld and Mithril Pike
After entering the mines, Terra walks a little ways and is spotted by the guards. She is cornered and the floor gives out and she falls. There is a flashback where Terra remembers some stuff. The scene shifts back to Arvis' House where Locke is introduced. Locke finds Terra and the guards find them both. Moogles come and offer to help. Three Moogles (Kupek, Kupop, Kumama) form a group with Locke plus there are two other groups with four Moogles each (Mog, Kuku, Kutan, Kupan and Kushu, Kurin, Kuru, Kamog). You can control each of the groups, the object is to stop the guards from reaching Terra and defeating the commander. Before defeating the commander switch to the party Mog is in and remove his shield and pike (Locke can use the shield and the pike can be used by Edgar who you'll get shortly), after all Mog won't be needing them for quite a while and by then you'll be able to equip him with other stuff. After defeating the commander, Locke grabs Terra and takes off through the mines. He comes to a switch and pulls it, opening a secret passage. Remember where this passage is, you'll need it later. You are now outside Narshe. You can't enter the main part of town but you can enter the classroom.

(1) Classroom
Party: Terra, Locke
Points of interest: A bucket of recovery water (recovers hps and mps) A save spot
Chests: Monster-in-a-box, Sleeping Bag, Tonic
Items: Search a pot for Tincture
Besides getting the stuff in the chests and the pot, the classroom is basically there to tell you stuff about the game: how to do this and where to do that, most of which is in the instruction book.

(2) Figaro
Party: Terra, Locke, Edgar
Points of interest: Item shop, Tool Shop
Chests: Fenix Down, Soft, Tonic, Antidote
BOSS: M-TekArmor
After heading south from Narshe, you come to the desert castle of Figaro. Upon entering the castle go straight ahead to the throne room. Here Edgar is introduced. You are now free to explore the castle. If you talk to the Matron (in the left tower) she will tell you about Sabin, who you'll meet later. After talking the Matron return to the throne room and talk to Edgar again. One of Edgar's guards comes in and informs him that Kefka is approaching the castle. As Edgar, talk to Kefka's guards and then Kefka himself. After they're done talking walk up to where Locke is waiting. Edgar decides to protect Terra. Now, as Terra, follow Locke to 'your' room. Kefka comes back and sets fire to Figaro. Talk to the guards (Beavis and Butthead ?) and then talk to Kefka. Go up and talk to the guard there. Your party escapes and Figaro enters submerge mode. After fighting the M-TekArmor, go south to the Cave of Figaro. If Terra uses magic during the fight with the M-TekArmor you'll see a little scene.

(3) Cave of Figaro
Party: Terra, Locke, Edgar
Points of interest: the pond with the turtle is a recovery spring
Chests: 2 tinctures, Fenix Down (Before you get Celes) Thunder Rod, Tincture, X-Potion (After you get Celes) Hero Ring, Ether, X-Potion (In the World of Ruin) Wait until after you get Celes, or until the World of Ruin to get the treasures for different stuff.

(4) South Figaro
Chests: 500 GP, 1000 GP, 1500 GP
Items: search barrel to left of Chocobo stable for Tonic search barrel to right of Chocobo stable for Green Cherry search barrel to right of rich guy's house for Fenix Down search barrel above and behind Chocobo stable for Warp Stone (or Fenix Down if you wait until World of Ruin) search box in lower left section of town for Eyedrop (or Elixir if you wait until World of Ruin) search barrel in lower left section of town for Antidote (or Tent if you wait until World of Ruin) search box in lower left section of town for Soft (or Remedy if you wait until World of Ruin) search barrel between Armor & Weapon shops for Tonic (or X-Potion if you wait until World of Ruin) At the Cafe, Shadow is introduced, you'll be seeing him later. At the Relic Shop, buy a pair of Sprint Shoes (unless you like going slow), one pair is enough for the entire party. At the house north of the Inn check behind the bookcase in the room with a draft to find a secret passage. Nothing but money down there right now but later you'll need to know about it. After getting equipped go to the Chocobo Stables and pay the 80 GP (unless you want to fight to your next location). It's not very far but riding the Chocobo is fun :)

(5) Sabin's Cabin Items: search the bucket next to the stove for a Tonic Points of interest: you can catch some Z's in any of the beds

(6) Mt. Kolts
Chests: Guardian,Atlas Armlet,2 Tents
BOSS: Vargas
The path is straight forward. At the end you reach Vargas. After a bit of fighting with Vargas, Sabin will come. Vargas will blow the others away and Sabin will have to fight alone. Sabin joins you after Vargas is finished.

(7) Returner's Hideout
Party: Terra, Locke, Edgar, Sabin
Chests: Fenix Down (x2), Air Lancet, True Knight, Potion, White Cape
Items: search a bucket for Antidote search a pot for Tincture search a pot for Green Cherry search the top of the table for a piece of paper (purpose ?)
Additional items: You can either get a Genji Glove or a Gauntlet After entering, follow the guard to Banon's room. After talking to Banon talk to everyone and get everything (including the White Cape that is in a secret passage on the right side of the 'storage room'), then go out of the hideout where Banon will be waiting. First, tell him "no" then go back inside and the man in the 'storage room' will give you a Genji Glove. If you say "no" to Banon 3 times and you'll skip the part where everyone's at the table and one of the guards will give you a Genji Glove (if you didn't already get the one from the guy in the store room). If you go to Banon and tell him you will become there last ray of hope he will give you Gauntlet (if you haven't already gotten the Genji Glove from the guy in the store room). Locke will split to scope out South Figaro after the Empire invades. Banon joins you and you head for the raft on the Lete River.

Lete River
BOSS: Ultros
If Banon dies the game is over, so protect him. There are several save spots along the way, these spots are also the only places you can access the subscreen. Do whatever you need to before jumping back on the raft. Toward the end of the raft ride you reach Ultros the octopus. After the fight, Sabin jumps in after Ultros and is swept down river.

The game now gives you a choice of three scenarios. One with Terra, Edgar and Banon, one with Locke, and the last one with Sabin. You can do these in any order you want, it doesn't matter what order you pick. However, if you do Terra, Edgar, and Banon's before Sabin's then Shadow will stay longer.

Lete River continued
Party: Terra, Edgar, Banon
The trio continue the raft ride on the Lete River. Again, make sure Banon doesn't kick the bucket or your game is over. At the end of the ride you find yourself a little east of Narshe, which is where you want to go.

(1) Narshe/Mines
Chest: Rune Edge [in mines] (if you don't get this chest until the World of Ruin it'll become a Ribbon)
The guards won't let you in thru the main entrance so you'll have to find another way in. Remember the secret entrance Locke showed you? That's the way in. You're now in the mines. Go a little ways and you come to a follow-the-light-maze. If you make a mistake all you need to do is press the A button when the yellow light is in front of you. If you miss it you'll have to fight some enemies and then you'll have to start at the beginning of the maze again. Once you get past this maze you can reach a cave of Moogles (and a chest containing a Rune Edge or Ribbon if you wait) by going slightly out of your way. Remember where this cave is because later in the game Mog will join you here). Once you get out of the mines you will be back in Arvis' House where you started. You will talk a bit with Arvis and then the scenario will end.

(4) South Figaro
Party: Locke
Chest: Hyperwrist, RunningShoes
Items: Check the clock you see when you first come out of the secret passage for an Elixir Check a pail in the old man-who-wants-cider's house for Tonic
Additional items: Cider is located here (Rare item) Old Clock-Key is located here (Rare item)
First of all, DO NOT talk the guards in MagiTek armor (unless of course you have a death wish :) Oh, and don't forget to equip your stuff. Go to the Item shop and talk to the merchant next to the clock. This will start a fight. Use Locke's Steal command and you'll steal the clothes right off him. Dressed as a merchant, enter the house to the south of the Item Shop and go down stairs. The kid will only allow you to pass if your dresses as a merchant. Now go up onto the perimeter wall and talk to the green suited guard. Steal his clothes. Go towards the center of town where you'll find three guards (one guarding the door to the rich guy's house, one in MagiTek armor, and one guarding the path to the rest of the town). Talk to the bottom guards. Enter the Cafe and go downstairs. Steal the merchant's clothes. You'll also get Cider. Go back to the house with the kid and go upstairs. Talk to the old man at the desk. Go back down stairs and give the password ("Courage") to the kid. He'll open up a secret passage for you. Go to the upstairs of the house and into the first room. Walk behind the bookcase to find a stairway. Go all the way down and follow the hall. After you are asked about changing clothes (doesn't matter if you do), go straight down into the wall (there is a stairway there) If you are wearing the merchant's clothes or your normal clothes you'll hide in the rafters. If you're wearing the soldier's uniform you stand next to the door and salute, and then when you rescue Celes she says something close to what Princess Liea said in Star Wars when Luke rescued her on the Death Star (replace soldier with Stormtrooper). After dropping from the rafters, enter the open door. Remove Celes' chains. Talk to the sleeping guard and take the clock key. The second door is a save spot and the third is where you want to go. Go to the clock in the far back and check it. Wind the clock to open a secret passage.

(4) Secret Passage
Party: Locke, Celes
Chests: Iron Armor, Heavy Shld, RegalCutlass, X-Potion, Ribbon, Ether, Earrings
BOSS: TunnlArmr
In the secret passage there is a spot that you can push on the left wall to reach a stairway leading down to a X-Potion, a Ribbon, and and Ether. Once you make it out of the secret passage you'll be in a spot where all you need to do is leave the town. Go west to the Cave of Figaro. You've been here before, just go back out the way you came in. Don't forget the pond with the turtle is a recovery spring. As you are about to exit the cave, TunnelArmr attacks.Defeating TunnelArmr will end this scenario.

Hut (Gau's father's house)
Party: Sabin, Shadow
Enter the hut just east of where you start. Quickly talk to the guy on the Chocobo. He sells lots of stuff. Next talk to Shadow and he'll join you. Go east a bit then south until you come to a bridge. This is the Imperial camp.

(9) Imperial Camp
Party: Sabin, Shadow
Your group hides and overhears the plans to storm Doma Castle.

(10)Doma Castle
Party: Cyan
BOSS: Leader
You can kill the soldiers on either side of the leader pretty easily but just kill the leader and get it over with.

(9) Imperial Camp
Party: Sabin, Shadow
Chest: Star Pendant, Monster-in-a-box(Telstar), MithrilGlove,BarrierRing
In the left tent there is a chest. Kicking it brings the dogs, which you have to fight, and hitting it brings a sentry which you fool by meowing. Inside is a Star Pendant. There's a little bit of story about Kefka poisoning Doma and you decide to try and stop him. After the first time you chase him, instead of talking to him, explore the camp for more treasures. You fight and chase him around for a bit but are stopped by some soldiers. While fighting them, Kefka poisons Doma. After showing a bunch of soldiers die of poison in Doma Castle you control Cyan. Go to the throne room. After the King dies go to the room east of the throne room. Cyan's family dies. Scene cuts back to the Imperial Camp where Cyan joins Sabin and Shadow. Escape the camp. After leaving the camp go south to the forest.

(11) Phantom Forest
Party: Sabin, Shadow, Cyan
Points of interest: after the first stretch of forest you go up, the pond right in front of you is a recovery spring. At the end of the forest you'll come to the Phantom Train. If you haven't done Terra, Edgar, and Banon's scenerio yet, then Shadow will leave you somewhere in the Forest.

(11) Phantom Train Chests: Earrings, Monster-in-a-box(Specter), 2 Fenix Downs, Sniper Sight
BOSS: Ghost Train
Caboose: Upon enter the train go right to find the caboose. Talk to the ghost and you can have him join you (if you use its POSSESS command, and it works, you'll lose it). Also in the caboose is a guy who'll tell you about the train, and a save spot.
Car 1 & 2: In the first two cars there are a bunch of ghosts. These ghosts will either try to join you, attack you, or sell you stuff (Item Shop). The rest of the ghosts in the train will do the same things.
Car 3: Upon entering a ghost comes and blocks the door behind you. You have to kill the ghost to leave. Once back out, climb to the top of the car and you'll jump across to the next car and then again to car 5.
Car 5: Enter the car and pull the switch to detach the rear cars. Pull it again to open the wall up so you can continue.
Car 6: Sit at the center table and the ghost will serve you (this replenishes your stats). After sitting down the first time sit down again with different members at the head of your party to see different sequences (For instance, Shadow will get up and feed Interceptor).
Car 7: 1st room: Siegfried attacks as you approach the chest. After defeating him, he grabs the contents of the chest and runs.
Car 8: 2nd room: four chests. After car 8 your ghost companion leaves.
Car 9: save spot
Engine: Pull the 1st and 3rd switches on the inside then go out and pull the switch on the smoke stack. The Ghost Train now attacks. After showing the people of Doma enter the train you are on the other side of the Phantom Forest. Go to the mountain pass to the east.

(12)Barren Falls
Here Shadow leaves the party (if he hasn't already). Jump off the edge of the cliff. You have to fight Piranha and a Rizopas as you fall.

(13)The Veldt
Party: Sabin, Cyan
After landing you awake to find Gau standing next to you. He runs when you speak to him. Until you have Dried Meat just attack Gau if you meet him. Go east to the town of Mobliz.

Items: search the clock in the messenger's house for Elixir Additional items: You can get a Tintinabar here Buy at least one Dried Meat at the item shop. Talk to the injured lad from Maranda. After talking to him you can send a message to his girlfriend at the messenger's house. It costs 500 GP. You can sleep in the bed at the back of the Relic Shop so no need to spend money at the Inn. After talking to the Relic Shop keeper go back to the injured lad, another letter has arrived. For another 500 GP you can send a record for the injured lad. Talk to the Relic Shop keeper again, return to the lad for another letter, send a Tonic for another 500 GP, talk to the Relic Shop keeper, etc. Keep doing this and eventually the injured lad will reward you with a Tintinabar for all your help. Now leave town and go find Gau.

(13)The Veldt
When you see Gau use Dried Meat on him and he'll join you. Once you have Gau and have advance his Rage skills as much as you want, go to the cave in Crescent Mountain.

(15)Crescent Mountain
Party: Sabin, Cyan, Gau
Additional items: Exploring the cave Gau will find a Tonic for you By taking Gau around inside the cave he'll find stuff. On the little platform to the left of the entrance he'll find Tonic. On the platform at the top left part of the cave Gau will pretend to have found something. Sabin will walk over and Gau will scare him, causing him to lose his pouch with 500 GP in it. Finally at the end of the cave he'll find his treasure, a diving suit helmet. After you jump in you'll be in the "Serpent's Trench."

Serpent's Trench
Chests: X-Potion, Green Beret
There are spots in the trench where you can pick a direction.
As you can see taking two lefts is the fastest way out but taking two rights will get you all the treasure. Anyway you go you come out of the trench at Nikeah.

Items: check the clock in the Inn for Elixir
Besides the Elixir in the Inn, there really isn't much here. Go back to the guy on the boat and hop aboard. End of Scenerio.

(1) Hills of Narshe
Party: Terra, Locke, Edgar, Sabin, Gau, Celes, Cyan BOSS: Kefka You'll fight in 3 groups. You have to defeat Kefka before his troops reach Banon. Your best bet is probably to take out all the soldiers then you can keep trying Kefka until you beat him. Or you can make a party of four characters (with 2 and 1 in the other ones) and go straight for Kefka. If done right you can dodge all the soldiers and get to Kefka before they are even halfway to Banon. After the fight Terra will morph because of the Esper and fly away.

(1) Narshe Party: Pick four (3 if you want Shadow to join you a bit later) out of Locke, Cyan, Edgar, Sabin, Celes, or Gau Items: Check the clock in the Elder's house for Elixir Chests: Wall Ring, Sneak Ring, Hyperwrist, ThiefKnife, Earrings, 5000 GP You can sleep in the bed in the back room of the Weapon Shop. If you go north to the mines and look at the little black hole to the upper right of the entrance you'll see Umaro the sasquatch (he'll join you later). Upon exiting go to Figaro (its in the same spot it was before).

(2) Figaro
Enter the castle and go down the stairs to you left. Talk to the guy and he'll take you (and the rest of Figaro Castle) past the mountains to a point near Kohlingen (your next destination). Just exit Figaro and go north. If you have both Edgar and Sabin in your party you'll learn more about their past if you go to the spot where you can sleep. If you enter the main part of Figaro and shop put Edgar at the head of your party and the shopkeepers will give you a 50% discount.

Chests: Green Beret
Items: Check the clock in Rachel's house for Elixir Check a pot in the hut northwest of Kohlingen for Hero Ring
Shadow is in the Cafe. If you have less than 4 in you party he'll join you for 3000 GP. If you have 4 and you want him to join you go back to Figaro and have the guy in the basement return Figaro back to where it was. Then go back to Narshe and talk to one of your companions. Change your party so it only has three members. Now come back to Kohlingen the way you did before. If you have Locke and go to the house in the top left corner you'll see a flashback telling why Locke is so keen on keeping his word about protecting Terra and Celes. The house on the top right will also show a flashback if you have Locke and if you go behind the house and push down you'll find a back entrance to this house which leads to a chest. From Kohlingen go south to Jidoor or you can go northwest to a hut where you'll find a Hero Ring in a pot then go south to Jidoor.

Items: in the very top house check a pot for Tincture
From here head north (on the right side of the mountains) to Zozo. Take a Chocobo for a faster trip. Just follow the light green strip of grass.

(19)Zozo Chests: Tincture, Chain Saw, Tonic, ThiefGlove, FireKnuckle, RunningShoes, X-Potion
Items: check a pot in the far left building for Tincture and another pot for Potion
BOSS: Dadaluma
Espers: Ramuh, Stray, Siren, Kirin
In the building marked Inn there is a clock you are supposed to reset. The correct time is 6:10:50. Setting the clock open a secret passage where a chest containing a Chain Saw is. The building marked as Armor Shop has a chest with a Tonic. Go to the building marked as the Relic Shop. Go up as far as you can and you'll find a chest with the ThiefGlove. From there go back down to the floor with the doorless doorway (just below the guy jumping from window to window). Push over against the window and you'll jump across. Keep going up, jumping from building to building where need be, and eventually you'll reach Terra. Before you reach Terra you'll have to near Dadaluma. After reaching Terra you'll get 4 Espers: Ramuh, Stray, Siren, and Kirin. There are also two chests on each side of this room. Once your done go down and talk to one of your other three companions that just arrived. Everyone goes back down the building and you find yourself back at the entrance of Zozo where your party will break up into two groups: one consists of Celes, Locke, and two others of your choice. Shadow splits again so you can't choose him. This group is the one you'll control to get to your next destination. The other two companions will return to Narshe. Next stop: Jidoor again.

Go to the big house at the far north of town. Here you'll find the director of the Opera. As he leaves he drops a letter. Read it and you find out about Setzer, the wandering gambler who owns an airship (which you need). From Jidoor go south to the Opera House (taking a Chocobo makes the trip much faster).

(20)Opera House
BOSS: Ultros
Celes looks like the opera singer Maria, so she takes her place in order to get to Setzer. As Celes you have to sing the right parts of the song (the full song is printed in the book in Celes' dressing room). The correct parts are:
Oh, my hero...
I'm the darkness...
Must I...
If you sing the wrong part you'll get kicked out of the opera house. Re-enter and the director will let you try again. You only get four tries to get it right before it's game over. Once you get it right, keep talking to the guy who comes out. Then when he disappears grab the flowers then go up to the platform on the top floor. If you take too much time doing any of this you'll get kicked out again and will have to start over from the beginning of the singing part again. Take Locke and read the letter in the dressing room. Now return to the balcony and talk to Impressario. Once Ultros shows himself on the girders with a 4 ton weight poised over Celes' head, you'll have 5 minutes to get to him. First you have to go northeast where you'll find a guy who tells you to pull the far right switch, do this then return to Impressario and go to the northwest side of the balcony where you'll find your way onto the girders. Navigate the girders and make it to Ultros. When you're done Setzer will come and grab Celes. After some convincing (with a nice double-headed coin) Setzer will take you to your next destination in his airship. (For more about the airship, see ON THE AIRSHIP).

Items: Search the clock in the Cafe for Elixir Pot in weapon shop has Tincture Search barrel next to the Inn for Potion
From Albrook head north past Vector and on up to the town of Tzen. (Going to Tzen and Maranda is not mandatory, you can go directly to Vector).

Nothing here but some info and some decent weapons and armor. From here go southwest to Maranda.

Items: Search box to left of entrance of town for Revivify Search box on right side of town for Remedy
The house in the top right corner is the house of the girl you were sending stuff to for that injured lad. Next stop Vector.

The Inn says it free but sometimes when you're sleeping the keeper will steal 1000 GP. In the skinny house there is an old woman asking if you pledge allegance to the Empire. Answer "no" and two guards attack you. When you beat them and talk to the woman again she'll heal you. Don't talk to any of the guards or you'll be attacked and sent back to the entrance. If you go north to the Imperial Castle you'll get attacked by Guardian. Run from it. To the right of the Inn there is a guy hiding behind a box. Talk to him. Notice where he moves to. When he distracts the guards go to that spot and push on the box. Now go north and you'll be at the MagiTek Factory.

(24)MagiTek Factory
Chests: Flame Sabre, Tincture, X-Potion, ThunderBlade, Remedy, Zephyr Cape, Blizzard, DragoonBoots, Tent, Gold Helmet,Gold Shld,Gold Armor, Break Blade
BOSS: Ifrit, Shiva, Number 024, Number 128, Cranes
Espers: Ifrit, Shiva, Unicorn, Maduin, Shoat, Phantom, Carbunkl, Bismark
Go down the stairs and go to where the little hook is moving back and forth. Push A to jump onto it. Get the chest and the jump back across. Now go right and enter the second little pipe that is to the right of the stairs. Grab the chest then climb back thru the pipe and enter the first pipe. Grab the treasure and go across the conveyer belt for another two treasures. Now get on the conveyer belt to go down a level. Down here you'll find 5 chests: one on the left side, one on the right side, one through a door just to the left of where you entered, one at the bottom (you can see it when you go down on from where you entered but you have to go around and underneath to get it), and one in a small room to the east of the room with the gold helmet in it. On the right wall there is a spot where you can go between two walls to enter a pipe which leads to 2 more chests. When you're ready step onto the conveyer belt to the right of where the last belt dropped you off. You'll see Kefka push a couple of Espers onto a conveyer belt. When you can move, follow the Espers. Go over and talk to the Esper on the left. You'll now have to fight Ifrit and Shiva. They'll give you their powers as magicite when you defeat them. Now, entering the left door you'll find a save spot. The right door is the way out. After you go up a bunch of stairs you'll come to a hall with the Esper holding tanks in them. There is a hidden chest in this room. Go to the far left end of the hall. Now go down nect to the holding tank and search around. You'll find the Break Blade. After the hall you'll reach the exit with Number 024 blocking it. After you beat Number 024 you'll enter a room with Espers floating in tanks. Go to the far north wall and press the switch. You'll get the Espers: Unicorn, Maduin, Shoat, Phantom, Carbunkl, and Bismark. Kefka comes out and Celes zaps herself, Kefka, and his guards away. Follow Cid. Talk to Cid. Ride the rails. At the end of the mine cart ride you'll have to fight Number 128. You'll now be back in town. Follow the rails and you'll be back in the main part of town where Setzer will come and get you. As you attempt to get away in the airship you'll be attacked by 2 Cranes. Once you defeat the cranes, you'll go back to Zozo automatically.

You'll automatically be in Terra's room. A magicite will glow and Terra will remember. You now control Maduin, the Esper and Terra's father, in the Esper's world. This part is fairly straightforward. After the flashback you'll be in control of the airship. You can go where ever you want now. Narshe is your next destination.

(1) Narshe
Items: Gold Hairpin (if you don't get Mog)
Points of interest: New stuff in the weapon and armor shops
As you enter a guard will appear and take you to Banon. From here go to the house with the locked treasure chest. You'll find Lone Wolf the pickpocket. He escapes and the chest is empty. Follow him north to the mines. If you keep following you'll eventually reach him up where the Esper in ice is. He's holding a Moogle hostage. Just hold still for a bit and the Moogle will escape. Now you have a choice: go over and talk to the Moogle and he joins your party and Lone Wolf drops over the cliff, OR talk to Lone Wolf and you'll get Gold Hairpin and then both Lone Wolf and Mog drops over the cliff. Now return to town, do whatever shopping you want and go to the airship.

Getting Mog's Water Rondo Dance
Espers: Golem, Zoneseek
There are 3 different ways to get Mog's water rondo. For all of them you need Mog in your party (DUH! :). So, add Mog to your party and...
METHOD 1: return to Crescent Mountain. Enter and jump into the "Serpent Trench". When you get out of the trench you'll be in Nikeah. Exit Nikeah (DO NOT GET ON THE SHIP!!) and go north (to make the long trip back to the airship a lot faster grab a Chocobo inside Nikeah). Keep going and you'll eventually reach the hut where Sabin's scenerio started. From here go back thru where the Imperial Base was, thru the Phantom Forest, jump off at Barren Falls, and finally you're back on the Veldt. Go get your airship and continue the game.
METHOD 2: This way is the longest but you can get almost all of Mog's dances doing it this way. Land your airship at the entrance to the Returner's hideout and jump on the raft on the Lete River. This time the raft will go the way Sabin went the first time and you'll end up near Gau's father's house. From here you have to go thru Sabin's scenerio and hop on the boat To South Figaro in Nikeah. Once in South Figaro it's kinda cool: the captain of the ship smuggles you into town in a treasure chest :) Now you have to go all the way thru Mt. Kolts again and you'll finally be to the point where you can retrieve the airship.
METHOD 3: This was is short and fast. Land the airship at Nikeah. Take a Chocobo from here and go to Baren Falls. Jump in and then go to the Serpent's Trench which will take you back to Nikeah where the airship is waiting. Once you have Mog's water rondo go to the Imperial Base next to the bridge to the east of Vector. The Auction House in Jidoor is now open making it possible to get Golem and Zoneseek now [see THE AUCTION HOUSE for more info].

Imperial Base
If you enter without Terra you'll be kicked out. So if you don't have Terra return to the airship and change party members. In the building is a treasure room with a locked door. Make your way thru to the other side of the base and exit. Head east and you'll enter the Cave to the Sealed Gate.

(25)Cave to the Sealed Gate
Chests: Assassin, Tempest, Coin Toss, X-Potion, 3 Ethers, Genji Glove, Tent, Inviz Edge, Water Skean, Remedy, 2000 GP, Elixir, 3 Magicites, Atma Weapon
In the room after the one with the moving bridges, pull the switch on the bridge. Now follow the left path to reach a chest with Genji Glove. Now go back and take the right path. Go up and pull the left switch. Enter the doorway that appears, get the chest, and save your game. Pulling the right switch makes you fight Ninja. Pull the switch on the next bridge and go down to the stairway it makes. Search the ground in the area that is below the stairway, there are 4 hidden treasures: 1 to the left of the stairs, 1 a couple steps above the hole going right, 1 a couple steps to the left of the slope that leads up to the chest, and 1 a few steps above the chests. This is the treasure that the Ninja refers to when you defeat him. Go thru the hole after you get the chest and hidden stuff. Step on both switches you can see. Go down and then left. Step on that switch and enter the door that appears. After getting the treasure leave the room and go right to the far bridge and then up. Pull the switch, cross the bridge, and pull another switch. Go up and left across the brides. Flick the switch inside the chest and return back to your right. Grab the chest up the stairs then go down and exit the room. Go up the stairs in the next room and your at the Sealed Gate. Now you have to fight Kefka again (kinda). To get back to the airship all you need to do is go down and out, and then go back thru the Imperial Base. On the airship the Espers attack and you lose control of the ship, crashing just south of Maranda. From here go northeast to Vector.

(24)Vector revisited - The Imperial Palace
Chests: Back Guard, X-Potion, Tincture, Gale Hairpin, Revivify
Points of interest: if you examine a toilet, you'll jump on it, squat, and flush :)
Additional items: It's possible to get a Tintinabar and Charm Bangle
Go north to the Imperial Castle (the Guardian isn't here now). Follow the guy who comes out to greet you on the stairs. Talk to Gestahl. He'll invite you to a banquet, but before dinner you have four minutes to talk to as many of the 24 soldiers in the castle as you can. The more you talk to the better your reward. Don't waste time getting treasures (you can get them later) and don't talk to Kefka (he rambles on forever). At the banquet: During the banquet you'll be given choices. Each choice is worth a certain amount of points. Towards the middle of the banquet Cid will ask if you want to take a break. If you answer yes you can walk around the room. The four sentries at Gestahl's sides will 'test your strength' if you talk to them. Return to the center seat when you're ready to continue the meal. Terra and Locke decide to head to Albrook. Before you go remember to go back for all the treasure you saw while talking to the soldiers. As you leave the banquet hall a sentry will approach you and reward you for talking the soldiers. You will now be rewarded based on the above point system as follows:
0-49 pts: Imperial troops withdraw from South Figaro
50-66 pts: Imperial troops withdraw from Doma
67-76 pts: The locked door in the house in the Imperial Base will be unlocked.
77-89 pts: You get Tintinabar.
90-93 pts: You get Charm Bangle.
When you're done in Vector, return to the Imperial Base if you got the reward that unlocks the treasure room. If not go to Tzen.

Imperial Base Again
Chests: Cherub Down, X-Potion, 8000 GP, Ether, Cure Ring, Back Guard, 2 Elixirs, RunningShoes, 20000 GP, Wall Ring, 13000 GP
Items: Check the stove for Flame Sabre
Go the house and down the stairs. The door is now unlocked if you got that reward in Vector. Grab all the treasure (there is a hidden chest in the bottom righthand corner of the room). Now leave the base and go west to Tzen.

Espers: Sraphim
Talk to the guy hiding in the trees behind the Relic Shop. He'll sell you the Esper Sraphim for 3000 GP. If you get Sraphim now you'll be out 3000 GP but you'll have more time to have it equipped. If, however, you wait until the World of Ruin you can buy it from the same guy for a measly 10 GP.

Items: search box on right side of docks for Warp Stone Party: Locke, Terra Go the dock and get on the boat. Talk to General Leo. After you're thru there, go to the Inn and take a nap. When you wake up return to the ship and talk to Leo and your on your way.

Party: Locke, Terra, Shadow
Items: Check the middle barrel by the item shop for Eyedrop
Check a barrel by the Relic shop for Soft
Check a barrel by the Elder's house for Echo Screen
Check a barrel by Strago's house for Green Cherry
Check left wall in the upstairs of Strago's house for Memento Ring
Once your ship lands, follow the light green path and then go out onto the peninsula to get to Thamasa. Notice the Inn costs a lot (1500 GP !!), after you talk to Strago, it'll only cost 1 GP (cool beans :). After talking to Strago, go to the Inn and take a nap. In the middle of the night Strago will come in and wake you up. His grand-daughter Relm is in a house that's on fire. Talk to Strago outside the burning house. He'll join you and you'll have to go in to save Relm.

(27)Inside the Burning House
Party: Locke, Terra, Strago
Chests: Fire Rod, Ice Rod
BOSS: FlameEater
If you touch any of the roaming flames you'll be attacked by Balloons. I suggest you equip someone with Shiva. When you come to a choice of two doors pick the right one. You'll get attacked if you enter the left one. You'll now have a choice of two more doors. The right one has a chest in it. The left one leads you to two more doors. The right one has an Ice Rod, and the left leads upstairs. Once upstairs you'll meet the source of the flames - FlameEater. After you defeat FlameEater you'll find Relm. After saving you, Shadow will split (yet again). Now, with Strago, go west along the mountains and you'll find your next destination - a cave.

(28)Gathering Place of the Espers
Party: Locke, Terra, Strago
Chests: Heal Rod, X-Potion, Tabby Suit, Chocobo Suit
BOSS: Ultros
In the first room there are 3 exits. The left one and the top one lead to one another so the right one is the correct way to go. After a bit you'll reach three statues, the source of all magic. As you walk away from the statues your pal Ultros attacks. If you kill Ultros with the Vanish/Doom technique Relm will still take credit for helping defeat him even though she had nothing to do with it :) When you get to the room with the save spot step onto one of the squares on the floor. You'll fall down a level. The rightmost hole leads to a chest, the top left hole leads to another two chests, and the bottom left hole leads to the Espers.

(27)Back in Thamasa
BOSS: Kefka (you fight against him with General Leo)
This is almost like a fake ending: the Espers and the humans have reached an agreement and everyone is happy.... then Kefka shows up. You now have control of General Leo. If you try to leave town you'll be attacked by the invincible Guardian. Go talk to Kefka, you'll have to fight him. It doesn't matter how you fight him, you're going to win (or so you think). You now have control of the airship again. If you re-enter Thamasa you'll find Strago's friend Gungho and you'll learn more about Hidon (who you can defeat later). When you're ready enter the airship. The island with the Sealed Gate on it will break off and float up into the sky. When you're ready go and find the floating continent. Pick a party of 3 and you're on your way.

On the way to the Floating Island
BOSS: Ultros, Chupon, Air Force
Before reaching the Floating Island you'll have to fight a whole bunch of Sky Armors and Spit Fires, and then when you're almost there you get to fight you good buddy Ultros, but this time he's brought his friend Chupon. After Chupon sneezes you away (if you kill Ultros before Chupon appears using the Vanish/Doom trick Chupon won't show up and instead of being sneezed off you'll just kinda jump off :), you'll fall off the airship and have to fight Air Force. After defeating it you'll land on the Floating Island.

Floating Island
Chests (Blue orbs): Murasame, Monster-in-a-box(Gigantos), Beret, Elixir
Additional items: Gigantos gives you Hardened
BOSS: AtmaWeapon, Nerapa
You'll land near a save spot. And just a little below that you'll see Shadow. He'll join you when you talk to him. Go right and you'll come to a stairway leading to a seemingly solid wall. Just press up against the wall and it'll open up. When you come to a blue orb, examine it and you'll get Murasame. Go as far as you can to the right and push down along the wall until you find a path leading to another blue orb. This one has a monster-in-a-box, namely Gigantos. When you beat it you get the Hardened. Now go back to your left a little until you see a indentation on the upper wall. Press you here and a passage will open up. Go up and step into the center of the square. When you reappear go down as far as you can and then press up into the indentation on your right. Now go right and down and right again. Follow this path and enter the transporter. Now enter the bottom left transporter. Go down and step on the switch and then go up and step on another switch. Now go down and left until you come to stairs going down. Go down as far as you can and then go right. Follow this path until you have a choice of going left or right. Go right and step on the switch. Before entering the path that opens, go to your far right and get a Beret from the blue orb. Now go back to the transporter and go down to another transporter which leads to a save spot. Save your game and then go back up and enter the other transporter. When you go down the stairs you have a choice of returning to the airship (if you do return to the airship, Shadow will leave the party, but he'll be waiting for you in the same spot he was before, so when you come back to the Floating Island you can get him again). Go left and up where you'll meet AtmaWeapon. After defeating it, Shadow splits again. Go up and you'll find Kefka and Gestahl. Celes comes and join you. Kefka moves the Goddesses out of alignment. When Shadow comes back run like crazy. You have 6 minutes to get away. To get the blue orb containing an Elixir go around to the right side and then go up to it (approaching it from the left side will cause the floor to fall away). Once you reach something that looks like a save spot, examine it and you'll fight Nerapa. After you beat Nerapa run to the edge and choose 'wait' twice then just sit there. When there is 5 seconds left Shadow will come and jump with you. This is the end of the World of Balance.

(1) Solitary Island
You wake up as Celes on a small island. It seems you and Cid are the only ones there. Leave the house and go south to the beach. Catch the fish and return to Cid. You can save Cid from dying by feeding him the fast-moving fish or kill him by feeding him the slow-moving fish (or just not feeding him). If Cid dies then Celes will go throw herself off a cliff, else Cid will just show her the raft and the following about the seagull won't happen. The seagull will nurse her back to health. Return to the house and read the letter next to the bed. Follow its instructions by going down the stairway hidden in the lefthand wall. There you'll find a raft. Examine it and you're on your way to Albrook. Don't forget to equip yourself.Note : Check the tips section for more information about how to save Cid.

(2) Albrook
Party: Celes
A man was here looking for his friends. He said he was going north, to Tzen. Ok, so go to Tzen.

(3) Tzen
Party: Celes
Chests (in house): 2 Monster-in-a-box(Pm Stalker), Magicite, Drainer, HyperWrist, Tincture, Pearl Rod, Heal Rod Espers: Sraphim (if you didn't buy it in the World of Balance) As you walk up the stairs to enter the town, the "Light of Judgment" hits the town. Go to the back of town to where Sabin is holding up a house. If you don't have a Jewel Ring go to the Relic Shop and buy one. Equip it and enter the house. You have 6 minutes to save the kid and get out. So save the kid and the get as many treasures as you can leaving yourself enough time to get out. Avoid two chests: the one next to the stairs going down and the one to the left of the kid. When you get out safely, Sabin will join you. If you didn't buy the Sraphim Esper in the World of Balance, you can now for 10 GP. Leave town and go to the far east to Mobliz.

(4) Mobliz
Party: Celes, Sabin
Items: Check barrel next to far left house for Fenix Down
BOSS: Phunbaba
Espers: Fenrir
Go into the house the kid enters and then down stairs. Here you find Terra. After the flashback, leave the cave and Phunbaba attacks the village. Terra tries fighting it but is defeated easily. It's up to Celes and Sabin. After scaring it away Terra won't go with you but a kid will give you the Esper Fenrir. Now leave town and head northwest to Nikeah.

(5) Nikeah
Enter the Cafe and talk to everyone. Go out and follow the thieves onto the ship. Now go back into town and talk to Gerad (across from the Armor Shop). Follow him. You're now on your way to South Figaro.

(6) South Figaro
Items: if you didn't get the items in the barrels and boxes in the World of Balance, then search them now to get: Fenix Down, Elixir, Tent, Remedy, X-Potion Go to the Cafe. Go into the door marked Inn and straight through to Gerad's room. After talking to Gerad (AKA Edgar) the thieves will leave town. When you're done shopping head west to the Cave of Figaro.

(7) Cave of Figaro
Chests: Hero Ring, Ether, X-Potion (if you haven't gotten them yet) As you enter you'll find Sigfried. He says to wait there but don't listen to him. There is nothing new in this part of the cave since the lst time you were here so just keep going until you reach the thieves. Follow their example and jump onto the turtle. This part of the cave is new to you but all the chests have been looted already, however in the second section you can go up to where you'll find Siegfried messing around with a chest and when you approach he runs off. If you continue going you'll reach the basement of Figaro Castle.

(8) Basement of Figaro Castle
Chests: Gravity Rod, Crystal Helm, Ether, X-Potion, Regal Crown Item: Search statue in treasure room for Soul Sabre BOSS: Tentacles Go up the stairs and then continue straight down the other stairs. Keep going down. Eventually you'll reach a room with 3 doors and 4 chests. The right door is where you enter this room. The left door leads upstairs to a chest and the middles door leads to Edgar (er... Gerad). Talk to Gerad and he'll finally admit he's Edgar. He then joins your party, just in time to fight 4 Tentacles. When you've beat it, go into the back room and search the statue in the center of the room for Soul Sabre. Now turn around and back track your way out of the castle. As you're going up the stairs the old guy near the exit will bring the castle to the surface. You can go upstairs and do some shopping. When you're ready to go return to the old man and have him take you to Kohlingen.

(9) Kohlingen
Party: Celes, Sabin, Edgar
Enter the Inn/Cafe. Here you'll find Setzer, who'll join your party. When you're ready, head west to Darill's Tomb.

(10)Darill's Tomb
Party: Celes, Sabin, Edgar, Setzer
Chests: Crystal Mail, Czarina Gown, Exp.Egg, Genji Helmet, Man Eater, Monster-in-a-box(Presenter)
Additional items: Presenter gives you Dragon Claw
BOSS: Dullahan
Go down to Basement 2. First go left and down. Grab the chest and go north thru the doorway. Press the switch in the turtle pond. Then go back to the room with the stairs going up and the chest in the middle. Walk down until all you can see is your head, then walk right, through the wall. Go up to the treasure chest when you can't go any further and you can get Exp.Egg. Return the way you came, go up the stairs, and then go north through the door and then east as far as you can. Go up thru the door and examine the gravestone. Go up and press the switch and then go south and grab the treasure. Return north and then go west and south thru the indentation. Jump on the turtle and it'll take you across the water. When you get off press the switch then go south. Examine the four gravestones:
Now go north past the room with the turtle on your right and into the big room where you started Basement 2. Go west and north thru the door. Examine the gravestone and carve in the following order:
"The World Is Square" backwards. This tells you where the Exp.Egg is (just in case you didn't read above ;) Now return to the room with the turtle on your right and hop on it. You're now in a room with a save spot and 2 chests. The left one is a monster-in-a-box. Defeat the Presenter and you get Dragon Claw. Once you get the treasures go up and examine the big statue. This will cause Dullahan to attack. After you defeat it a passage will open up in the back, enter it and you've got yourself a new airship. Now you can go get Sabin his most powerful Blitz at Duncan's House (it's where 5 trees make a plus (+) sign just below some mountains. His house is the center tree).

(22)Duncan's House
Party: Include Sabin
Make sure you have Sabin in your party. As you enter the house Duncan will come out and teach Sabin the Bum Rush blitz.

Items: Lola's Letter (Rare item)
Go to Lola's house and talk to her. Read the letter she places on the desk. Now go out and talk to the carrier pigeon. Go outside and go where the pigeon went (which is Zozo).

Items: Rust-Rid is here (Rare item)
Go over and talk to the guy in front of the building marked Inn. Buy the Rust-Rid from him for 1000 GP. Now enter the building marked Cafe and climb until you reach the door that is rusted shut. You can now enter it and go to Mt. Zozo.

(12)Mt. Zozo
Chests: Red Cap, Ice Shld, Thunder Shld, Aegis Shld, Gold Hairpin, Machinery Manual, Book of Secrets
Additional items: Storm Drgn gives you Force Armor
BOSS: Storm Drgn (**DRAGON #1**)
The 1st section is straight forward, just walk around getting treasure. At the end of the 1st section you'll find two exits. The left one gets you more treasure and the right one continues onward. Eventually you'll find Cyan. After you have control again return to where you found Cyan and get the key to the locked chest. Now return to the save spot and then go over and step on the switch. This will release the Storm Drgn. After you beat it you'll get Force Armor. Only 7 more dragons to go. Now back track your way out of the cave (or use the warp stone/spell). Once you're out return to the airship and head towards the cave in the Veldt.

(13)Cave in the Veldt
Chests: Rage Ring, Monster-in-a-box(Allo Ver), Striker
Additional items: Allo Ver gives you Tiger Fangs
BOSS: SrBehemoth (Gray and Pink)
When you defeat Allo Ver you get Tiger Fangs. In that wall you walked thru to get to the monster-in-a-box, you can also go down in a spot to reach another section of the cave. Follow the path and eventually you'll reach a door with a switch to the right of it. Pull the switch and go through the path it opens. Continue following this path and eventually you'll find Shadow (or Relm if you abandoned Shadow back on the Floating Island). As you're examining his wounds you're attacked by a SrBehemoth. After defeating the SrBehemoths you'll take Shadow (or Relm) to Thamasa.

Go to the Inn and rest. When you wake up return to Shadow and check up on him. How return to the airship, reduce your party to 3 members, and go back to the Veldt. You'll see more of Shadow (or Relm) later.

Party: 3 members
Wander around until Gau joins you. Now return to the small island you started at. If you return to Thamasa you'll find out that Shadow has gone to the Colosseum (that is if Shadow is still alive). If you take Sabin and Gau to the shack located on the big island north of the Veldt, you'll learn more about Gau's past.

(1) Solitary Island
Espers: Palidor
Go to the beach where you caught the fish for Cid. Here you'll find the Esper Palidor. Return to the airship and go to the Colosseum.

Here you'll find some information. You can also fight monsters one-on-one for prizes. Bet the Striker (found in the cave in the Veldt) and you'll fight Shadow. He'll join you after the fight. When you're done playing around in the Colosseum return to the airship and go to Jidoor.

Chests [in the house]: Moogle Suit, Relic Ring, 2000 GP, Potion, Ether, Remedy
Additional items: search Gestahl's portrait twice = Royal Letter (Rare item)
BOSS: Chadarnook
Esper: Starlet
You can bid in the auction house if you didn't before going to the Floating Island (see section called The Auction House for more). Enter the big house at the north part of town. Try going up the stairs. You'll be pushed back and a book will appear on the desk. Read it. Go to the light next to the stairs and push A to turn it on. Examine the picture of Emperor Gestahl twice and you'll receive information. Examine the picture of the flowers and you'll be attacked by some Nightshade. Now examine the picture of a lovely lady. This time you'll be attacked by Dahlings. Kill them and enter the door that appears. Examine the picture of a chair and you'll be attacked by Souldancer and some Wild Cats. The left door leads to a chest. After getting the chest go through the right door. You'll come to some "revolving doors". In the little pathway behind the doors there is a hidden chest. The middle and right doors take you back to the room with a picture of a chair. Obviously the left door is the right way to go :) Keep going and you'll come to a room with some floating chests. Walk underneath them and they'll fall (and you'll get attacked). Examine the picture of armor and you'll have to fight Still Life. Enter the door that appears when you defeat it. You're now in a room with a save spot and 2 doors. The left one takes you back a few rooms. The right one leads to a big room where you find Owzer and Relm. Talk to Owzer and you'll find out what happened and will be asked to defeat Chadarnook, the monster in the painting. After you defeat it you can get the Esper Starlet by examining the book case and Relm will join you. Now exit the town and add Cyan to your party (if he's not already in it). Go back to Maranda and talk to Lola. Examine the letter on the desk and Cyan will switch it with another one. Now return to Mobliz.

(4) Mobliz
Items: Examine the pot in the cave where Terra & Katarin are for Ether
BOSS: Phunbaba
Go down to the cave where you first found Terra. All the kids say Katarin is missing. Exit the house and go to the house to the left of it. Here you'll find Duane. Notice where the dog went. There's a secret passage behind the bookshelf. Here you'll find Terra and Katarin. While you're down there, Phunbaba will return. You'll have to defeat him again. Return to the surface and you'll face it. After defeating it, Terra is back in your party. The characters that Phunbaba blew away are on the airship. Return to the airship and go either fight Doom Gaze or go to the Fanatics' Tower.

Fight Doom Gaze
BOSS: Doom Gaze
Esper: Bahamut
At this point it may be a good idea to fight Doom Gaze. Fly around the map and eventually he'll attack you. He escapes after a while but the next time you meet with it, its hps will not have regenerated. So if you continue to run into it, eventually you'll kill it. And when you do the Esper Bahamut is yours. You may want to fly around until you defeat it. It's worth it to get Bahamut.

(20)Fanatics' Tower
Before you enter put Relm in your party. Now enter the tower. Relm will get Strago's attention and he'll join you. Don't actually try going up the tower yet, you`ll have your chance later. For now return to the airship and go to the center of where the mountains form a star (north of Tzen). Push B to descend.

(17) Phoenix Cave
Party: 2 groups with 4 members each
Chests: Wing Edge, Warp Stone, Ribbon, Dragon Horn
BOSS: Red Dragon (**DRAGON #2**)
Have your first group (G1) enter the cave and step on the switch. Now switch to your other group (G2) and have them enter the path that opened. At the top of the stairs go left and try to get the chest. You'll fall down a level. Go south and up the stairs. Step on the switch and get the chest. Go east past the stairs and down to a switch. Change to G1 and enter the passage that opens when G2 stepped on the switch. Step on the switch that you come to as you go north. Switch back to G2 and go north past where the spikes were, and then right until you come to another switch. Step on it and switch back to G1 again. The chest is empty but go down and you should find a hidden room thru the wall containing a chest with a warp stone in it. After you get it return to where you were and go down the stairs. Go left and step on the switch (the chest is empty). Now turn around and go the opposite way. Keep going past the chest (this one's empty too). When you come to a dead end switch to G2. Go left, past the spikes, and down the stairs. Go right onto the bridge and jump across on the little stones. Turn around and go back on the top set of stones. Don't worry about the chest (it's empty). Press the switch and change to G1. Have G1 go up thru the spot that just opened and then around and back down to a switch. Step on the switch and then change to G2. Go up and step on the switch you find. Switch back to G1 again and go up, across the spot where the spikes were, and the down. Jump from stone to stone. Keep doing this and eventually you'll reach a stairway leading up. Go up it and pull the switch you find. Now go down as far as you can a switch back to G2. Go left and step on the switch. Switch back to G1 and go down where you'll find the Red Dragon. You can fight it now or wait until later. Take G2 and go down and left. Follow this path and you'll come to where the lava was cooled off. Walk out and get the chest in the center (this one isn't empty :) then go over to the left side and go up. Follow this path until you can't go any farther and switch to G1. Go and step on the top switch. Now have G2 jump across the stones that appeared and then have them go down and step on one of the switches then switch groups and have them step on the other switch. Take you strongest group and go fight the Red Dragon (if you haven't already) and then after you kill it have the other group go down and you'll find Locke. You'll now automatically return to Kohlingen.

NOTE: If for some reason you return to the Phoenix Cave you can instantly return to the airship by going to where you found Locke.

Here you can press to the right and you'll hop over some rocks to a platform where you'll find the transporter (it looks like a red save spot).

(9) Kohlingen Items: X-Potion, Fenix Down, X-Ether, Elixir, Flame Shld, ValiantKnife Espers: Phoenix Here you'll receive the Esper Phoenix plus all the stuff that was in the chests that you found empty: X-Potion, Fenix Down, X-Ether, Elixir, Flame Shld, and ValiantKnife. Now it's on to Narshe.

Chests: Gauntlet, X-Ether, Monster-in-a-box(Pugs)
Additional items: Cursed Shld, Moogle Charm, Pugs may leave Minerva, possibly the Ragnarok sword (depends on your choice), and possibly a Ribbon, a Pod Bracelet, and an Elixir (depends on if you already got the chests or not previously)
BOSS: Ice Dragon (**DRAGON #3**), Tritoch, Umaro
Espers: Ragnarok, Tritoch, Terrato
As you enter Lone Wolf come out and tell you some stuff. Almost all the buildings are locked. If you have Locke he can open them. Go to the house with no markings and have Locke get you in. Inside you'll find a man in bed who'll give you Cursed Shld. Equip this shield to someone. It may be a pain for a while, but in 255 battles it'll all be worth it. (Being equipped for 255 fights removes the curse and changes the shield into the Paladin Shld which teaches the Ultima spell [a Ribbon must be equipped to the person using the shield in order to uncurse it. It would make sense to have it equipped any way because it counteracts all the bad effects of the Cursed Shld -- except Condemned, but, hey, you can't have everything :) ]. Go to the Weapon Shop and have Locke get you in. In the back room you'll find and old man. Talk to him. He'll give you a choice of either getting the Esper Ragnarok or making it into a sword. Tough choice: the sword is VERY powerful (and can be bet in the Colosseum for an even more powerful sword) but the Esper teaches you the most powerful spell in the game - Ultima. Once you've decided (I'd go for the Esper) enter the mines thru the secret passage Locke showed you or thru the entrance behind Arvis' house, and then go to the Moogle Cave where you'll find Mog waiting to join you. Once he's out of the way, search the wall behind him for the Moogle Charm [also in this cave is a chest that may contain a Ribbon if you didn't get the Rune Sword that was in it in the World of Balance]. If you explore the cave some more you'll find two other chests (the 1st two chests that Terra found in the beginning of the game). If you haven't gotten them yet, they'll contain a Pod Bracelet and an Elixir.Return to the airship and add Mog to your party. Now go back into Narshe and go north to the mines where you first saw Umaro (straight back from the entrance of town). Once inside the mines take a right, and continue following that path until you reach the Ice Dragon. You may want to go past the dragon to the save spot before fighting it. After defeating it continue north to the frozen Esper Tritoch. You'll have to fight it before you can have it. Now go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. You'll land in a new area of the mines. Wander around and you'll be able to find 3 chests. The monster-in-a-box sometimes leaves Minerva armor. When you come to a switch, pass it up, cross the bridge and pull that switch. When you fall down search the skull carving and you'll get the Esper Terrato. Then Umaro will come down and attack you. When you defeat him and if Mog is in your party, he'll join you. If you follow him out you'll end up just below the spot where you first saw Umaro. Enter the mines to your left. Follow that path and you're on your way out. Once you're out of Narshe go to Triangle Island.

(19)Triangle Island
Wander around until you get attacked. The only monster on the island is the ZoneEater. If you kill it it's worth 1000 xp, but in order to continue you must have all four of your characters get engulfed, so just sit there. Once you get engulfed you'll be in a cave.

(19)Cave in Triangle Island
Chests: Ether, Red Jacket, Genji Armor, Magical Brsh, FakeMustache, Zephyr Cape, Hero Ring, Tack Star, Thunder Shld To get out go north and step into the light. To get Gogo go down and left. Push A to jump from bridge to bridge but try not to touch the little green guys because they'll knock you down (get knocked down at least once for some treasure). Once past the save spot you'll come to a room with a moving wall. If you get caught by the wall you die. To get past it, stop behind the first chest and go as soon as you can move. Do the same for the second chest. For the third chest go down from it and then when you can move go up and get the chest then quickly come back down again. After that spot you come to a room with open chests. Press A to jump onto a chest and then across. When you can, jump across to the switch, now you can reach a treasure on the left side of the room. When you're ready go thru the door. Here you'll find Gogo the copycat. He'll join you. To get out you can either backtrack or use a warp stone/spell. Next stop...Fanatics' Tower.

(20)Fanatic's Tower
Party: I suggest taking Umaro, Gogo and your two best magic users. Chests: Safety Bit, Air Anchor, Genji Shld, Stunner, Force Armor, Gem Box Additional items: Pearl Lance BOSS: White Dragon (**DRAGON #4**), MagiMaster If you use Gogo make sure to add the Fight (yes Fight, not Magic) command to his list. If you use Mog you can equip him with the Moogle Charm and put him in the lead for an easy time getting up the tower. If you cast Bserk on your party they'll attack with weapons and you can save your mps for healing and stuff. If you don't have Life3 then equip the Esper that teaches it and keep fighting until you learn it (you can beat the boss of the tower without Life3 but it takes a LONG time or a shit load of hps). Each level has a doorway (there are four levels plus the roof). In the first level door go to the right of the chest and press A. When you leave you'll see another door below you. Inside is an Air Anchor. The third level door leads to the White Dragon. You get Pearl Lance when you defeat it. Once on the roof get the Gem Box and equip it to someone (the one with the best spells). Now, if you have Life3 (or Rasp, Bserk, and the Fenrir Epser equipped to do it the long way) then exit the room,if not wander around the room and battle monsters until you get it (make sure the Esper equipped teaches it). When you've got Life3 exit the room and try to leave. You'll be stopped by the MagiMaster. After you defeat him you have to climb back down the tower (this is the time you'll want Mog in the lead with the Moogle Charm). Now go to Doma Castle.

(21)Doma Castle
Party: Cyan and 3 others
Chest: X-Potion, Fenix Down, Beads, Ether
Items: Search a pot near the sleeping room for Remedy Search the clock in the room next to the sleeping room for Elixir
Make sure you have Cyan in your party. Go to the room to the right of the throne room for treasure. Enter the door south of this room and follow the path until you reach a door which leads to a couple more chests. Now return to the hall leading to the throne room. Go south from the throne room door and then into the right door. Search the pot then go left and enter the second door you come to. Get the chest and then go back and enter the door you passed up. Take a nap. You will now enter Cyan's Soul.

(21)Cyan's Soul
Party: the party you took to Doma Castle minus Cyan
Chests: Genji Glove, Lump of metal, Flame Shld, X-Potion, Ice Shld
BOSS: The 3 Dream Stooges, Wrexsoul
Espers: Alexandr
You start out with one of the 3 characters in a weird dreamworld. Head left and enter the right door and then the next right door. Now you can go down and get another of your characters back. Now enter the door, go right and enter that door. Now go left again and this time enter the left door. Go down and get your remaining character. Enter the door. Now enter the top door, then the door on the right, and then the only door there. Now go right and enter the door. Go down and try entering the door. Larry, Curly, and Moe will attack. Enter the door and you'll find yourself on a train. Go left into the train car. In the second car pull the switch twice as you enter and get the treasure. Now go to the far left of the car and get the Lump of Metal from the chest. Return right, to the open chest that moves. Push A and you'll put the Metal into the chest allowing you to get by it and get the chest in the back. Now go left and pull the switch, notice which chests close. Continue left into the next car. Notice there is a chest just to the left of the entrance on the other side of the couch. There are 4 switches. To continue use them in the following order (they are numbered 1 to 4, from right to left): 1, 2, 1, 3. Now you can reach switch #4. Before pulling it, close the chests so they match the set-up in the previous car:
Once you have the chests set up like above, pull the switch and the wall will open allowing you to go on to the next car. Enter the engine room and then attempt to exit. You'll find yourself in some mines. Go down and follow the path until you re-enter the cave. As soon as you enter the cave turn around and exit. You'll end up in a new spot. Trying to cross the bridge you'll fall and end up in the sleeping chambers of Doma Castle. Before going to the throne room where Wrexsoul awaits take some time to explore. There are 3 little scenes that deal with Cyan's life that you can see: one in the room to the right of the throne room ('I loveth thee'), one on left side of the castle (fencing lesson), and one on the right side of the castle (fishing). Go to the throne room where you'll find Wrexsoul. After defeating Wrexsoul Cyan will rejoin your party capable of using all 8 SwdTechs and you'll wake up back in the sleeping chambers. Go to the throne room and you'll find the Esper Alexandr.

(7) Figaro Castle
Party: who ever you want
Enter the castle and go down the stairs to you left. Talk to the guy and have him take you back to Figaro. On the way you'll get stuck. Stop and explore. Go up the stairs and then down the other ones. In the back of the far right jail cell is a doorway. Enter it and you'll be on your way to the Ancient Castle.

(23)Cave to Ancient Castle
Chests: Ether, Wing Edge, Doom Darts, monster-in-a-box(Master Pug), Magicite, X-Potion
Additional items: Gradeus
When you defeat the Master Pug (monster-in-a-box) you'll receive Gradeus. Once you reach a room with a stairway going down into a hole, get the two chests in that room then go down the stairs, past the save spot and up some stairs. You're now at the Ancient Castle.

(23)Ancient Castle
Chests: Blizzard Orb, Gold Hairpin, Punisher, Monster-in-a-box(KatanaSoul)
Items: search a bucket for X-Ether
Additional items: Offering,Scimitar
BOSS: Blue Dragon (**DRAGON #5**)
Espers: Odin, Raiden
Go straight into the castle until you reach the statue of Odin. Examine it and you'll get the Esper Odin. Stand on the right throne and walk five steps down. Press A and a secret passage will open. In the secret room you'll find a statue of a girl and the Blue Dragon. Defeat the dragon then examine the statue. This will change the Esper Odin into the Esper Raiden. Once you've visited all four rooms that go off from the throne room (one on the left, one on the right, one to the north, plus the secret one) then return outside. A couple steps to the right of the stairs is a door. Enter and get the chest. Now enter one of the doors to the left of the stairs. When you defeat the monster-in-a-box(KatanaSoul) you get Offering. Now return to Figaro castle by going back the way you came and have the guy continue your journey to Figaro. Once you get there talk to him again and have him take you back to Kohlingen so you can get your airship. Now go to Thamasa.

Party: include Strago and Relm
As you enter you'll find out that Gungho is hurt. You find out that Hidon did it and that Gungho wants you to avenge him. Now go to Ebot's Rock (called Eboshi Rock on the map).

(24)Ebot's Rock
Chests: all the chests contain Coral
BOSS: Hidon
As you enter step on the switch to be transported. North of where you appear is a Coral eating treasure chest. Wander around the cave, stepping on switches to get around, and pick up coral from the chests. If you end up back at the coral eating chest, feed it. If you've fed it enough he'll let you thru. If not go get more coral. Once it lets you thru go straight north and you'll find Hidon. Kill the Hidonites and Hidon will cast Grand Train (Strago's most powerful Lore). After you beat Hidon you'll return to Thamasa to brag to Gungho. Now go to the Opera House.

NOTE: To make Hidon reset all you have to do is talk to Gungho a few times.

(25)Opera House
BOSS: Dirt Drgn (**DRAGON #6**)
Additional Items: Dirt Drgn may leave a Magus Rod
Equip as many characters in your party as you can with Gaia stuff. If you have some on each character it'll make life much easier for you. Go to the balcony and talk to Impressario. You'll learn there is a dragon on the stage. Go northeast to where the stage master and 4 switches are. The rightmost switch won't do anything. The leftmost switch barks and the one right next to that turns the lights off. Pulling the only one left will cause you to fall to the stage where you'll have to fight the Dirt Drgn. To see your character jump on the heads of the audience go back to the switches after you defeat the dragon and pull the one that drops you to the stage. Next and final stop -- Kefka's Tower.

(26)Kefka's Tower
Party: 3 groups of 4
Chests: Coronet, Fixed Dice, Minerva, 2 Tack Stars, Force Shld, Force Armor Ribbon (x2), Red Cap, Nutkin Suit, Gauntlet, Hero Ring, Aegis Shld, Megalixir, Rainbow Brsh
Additional items: Crystal Orb, Muscle Belt, Sky Render, Excalibur, AuraLance
BOSS: Atma, Gold Dragon (**DRAGON #7**), Inferno,Skull Drgn (**DRAGON #8**), Doom, Goddess, Guardian, Poltrgiest, Kefka
Espers: If you killed all 8 dragons you get Crusader

Note: When you find the chest with the Hero Ring in it search the south wall to find a secret passage to a room where a chest is that contains an Aegis Shld.

Your 3 groups will land in 3 different areas of the tower. Each group will be designated as follows: G1 will be the group that landed on the left side of the tower, G2 will be the group in the middle, and G3 will be the group on the right. You start as G1. G1: Go around to your right and get the chest then enter the little hatchway to your left. Continue on this path until you come to a dead end. You should see a switch and a chest on the other side of the room.

G2: When you have to choose between going up and down, go up first and get the treasure then go down. Going down will lead to a prison. In the far left cell you'll find Atma. Defeat it and it'll change into a save spot. Now go down out of the prison and continue on that path until you have to choose between two pipes. Don't go in the rightmost pipe, it'll just take you back before the prison. Enter the left pipe. Before you enter the hatchway that you find, go to your far left to get a chest. Enter the hatchway, step on the switch and get the chest, then go back up and enter the door to you right. Keep going staight and you'll reach the Gold Dragon. After defeating it you get the Crystal Orb. Now continue you journey. When you reach a room with a switch, stand on it and switch groups.

G3: First enter the hatchway that is next to the chest to get two more chests then come back and enter the other hatchway. Continue on that path and you'll eventually reach a save spot. A few more steps and you'll get attacked by Inferno, Striker, and Rough (a big ol' monster and it claws). Once you've defeated them continue on your journey. When you get to a chest with a glowing thing on it, examine it to open up a passage that your other group will need to get past. Then keep going and you'll reach the Skull Drgn. When you defeat it you'll get the Muscle Belt. If you've killed the other 7 dragons, you'll also receive the Esper Crusader. Keep going and you'll end up on the other side of the room you left G2 in. Stand on the switch.

G1: You are no longer at a dead end. Follow the path and you'll eventually reach the room your other two groups are in. Continue straight and then, after you reach the switch, pick a side to go on (it doesn't matter which). For illustrative purposes I'm gonna say go left. Now go down. Move G2 off the switch and then push the weight off the edge. Now go back inside and stand on the switch.

G2: Enter the main doorway and do what G1 did, except on the right side.

G3: Go in through the main door and step on the switch. This will open up a pathway. Go south and step on the platform to open up a couple other pathways.

G1: Go down and out to where you pushed the weight off. To your left there is a door. Enter the door and go straight where you'll find Doom. When you beat it you'll get Sky Render and there will be a save spot there. Now enter the pipe to the north and stand on the switch.

G2: Go down and out to where you pushed the weight off. To your right is a door. Enter the door and go straight where you'll find Goddess. When you beat it you'll get Excalibur and there will be a save spot there. Enter the door and step on the switch.

G3: Go north and you'll be attacked by Guardian (remember it? this time you can beat it thought :) When you defeat it a save spot will be there. Go north through the door, then to the left and down through another door. Search the wall below and to the right of you to find a Ribbon. Now go up and battle Poltrgeist. Defeating it will get you the AuraLance. Go north and drop down the hole. Step on the switch and it's time for the final multi-battle showdown. Put your characters in the order you want them to fight. The first 4 in your list will fight 1st. If anyone of those 4 are dead at the end of any of the stages of the last fight the next characters in line will replace them. This goes on until all 4 fighting members die or you beat the game.

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