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Walkthrough - Claude Solo FAQ/Walkthrough
Star Ocean: The Second Evolution Claude Solo FAQ/Walkthrough Author: Star (Scott) Date: June 24, 2007 Last Updated: Jun 26, 2009 StarGundam2@hotmail.com Table of Contents for Claude Solo -What's this about? -Tips and Suggestions -Characters and Recruiting: -Save Often: - Items, Talents, and Specialty: - Unlocking Hidden Talents - Learning how to use Specialties and Item Creation - Necessary Items - Suggested Skills: - Levels 1-30 - Levels 31-60 - Levels 61-100 - Levels 100-255 - Killer Moves Suggested: - Expel Walkthrough - Welcome to Expel: - Krosse Castle: - Krosse Cave: - Port town of Clik: - Marze and the Symbology Forest: - Harley and Getting to Lacuer: - Continent of Lacuer: - Linga: - Lacuer tournament of Arms: - Sanctuary of Linga: - Hoffman Ruins: - Lacuer Frontline: - The Continent of Ell: - Eluria Tower: - Nede Walkthrough - Welcome to Nede - Centropolis - North City: - Cave of Crimson Crystals: - Things to do on your Psynard: - Field of Courage: - Field of Might: - Field of Wisdom: - Field of Love: - Minae Cavern: - Fun City: - Arm Lock: - Phynal Showdown: - Cave Of Trials - Level One - Level Two - Level Three - Level Four - Level Five - Level Six - Level Seven - Level Eight - Level Nine - Level Ten - Level Eleven - Level Twelve - Level Thirteen - Legal Stuff - Big Thanks ----------------------------- What's this about? ----------------------------- This guide is a walkthrough and a couple of tips for anyone wishing to beat Star Ocean the Second Evolution with using only Claude C. Kenni. Also, proving that you only need Claude, the hero of light, to win. First off, beating the game with only one character is almost an impossible feat, but I've done it and I'm willing to pass on my knowledge to how I accomplished this. Also I have added a Claude and Rena Solo for Cave of Trials. I'd like to give a big thanks to tri-Ace for creating such a great game. It's one of my first loves as well as Star Ocean 1, Star Ocean till the end of time, Radiata Stories, Star Ocean EX, and Star Ocean the Second Story. Thank you tri-Ace for the Star Ocean Series. This is an edit of my old Second Story Walkthrough for Claude solo. I have tried my best to add in all the changes. If I miss something and something feels confusing. I'm sorry. ---------------------------- Tips and Suggestions ---------------------------- Here's some tips and suggestions to make your Claude Solo game a much easier experience. Pay careful attention to everything I list, it will be crucial when you go try it for yourself. ------------------ Characters and Recruiting ------------------ First of all, your obviously only going to use Claude in this game. So pick Claude's Story, or otherwise you could end up using Rena and not doing a successful Claude Solo. I already know that Rena Lanford is an automatic character so you should shove her in the back of the party. I also suggest that you do not recruit anyone, for obvious reason your can only hold up to four characters, including Rena, on your reserves. If you recruit more than three, someone will end up in your battles. Also, don't recruit more than two because there are a lot of scenes where you are forced to travel with people like Celine, Leon, and Noel. In order for you to create a successful Claude solo, you must put all of your characters in your reserves. - How do I switch out my characters? Press triangle to bring up your status menu, go to combat, click on replacement, and put Rena in the last slot. The last slot is the bottom right corner. ------------------ Save often ------------------ I can't stress enough how important that is. If you've headed really far in the game, it's a good hint that you should go ahead and save. I save before and after every dungeon and long conversation with scenes. It can get very frustrating because with only one character, as soon as he's dead the game's over. ------------------ Items, Talents, and Specialty ------------------ Well another thing you might want to know is what items it would be best for Claude to acquire. This is will majorly affect your success in your solo game. Always save before using any customization, that way you can reload if you have failures. Check for talents by clicking status on Claude and pressing triangle in the status menu. ---------- Hidden Talents ----------- To acquire hidden talents you have to constantly use a certain item creation until the hidden talent unlocks. For example if you want to acquire 'Sense of Taste' you will need to constantly cook with that character until it unlocks. Unlocking skills will provide your character with a bonus 100 sp to play around with - Getting the Hidden Talent Nimble Fingers Its pretty simple, all you have to do is a bunch of metalworking until the talent unlocks. Basically you need a one in the skill level's of Eye For Detail, Mineralogy, and Aesthetics. Of course metals aren't cheap, so waste your money only one Silver and Iron ore. Only 200 fol a piece. - Getting the Hidden Talent Originality Originality is one of the Talents besides Nimble Fingers that will allow you to Make a successful Customization. Claude doesn't automatically recieve this, but you might already have it. If you use Customization or Eye For Detail you should unlock this eventually - Getting the Hidden Talent Taste Cooking. Have at least one skill point for Knife, Recipe and Keen Eye. And then just cook a bunch of eggs and dairy cause it's cheap until it unlocks - Getting the Hidden Talent Design Sense Do a lot of Art. Make sure you have at least one skill point for Sketching and Aesthetics. Then just use a bunch of magical clay until it unlocks. - Getting the Hidden Talent Composition Do a lot of Writing, Baiscally just have at least one skill point for Penmanship and then use a lot of fountian pens until it unlocks. - Getting the Hidden Talent Love of Animals First get Familiar by having at least one skill point for whistling and animal training. And it should unlock with the usage of a lot of pet food. - Getting the Hidden Talent Rythmic Sense and Listening First Get Music by having at least one skill point in performance and music Then create a song using up your feather pens. Once you have one keep trying to play with the conductor's baton. Eventually one or both will unlock. - Getting the Hidden Talent Animal Instinct and Blessing of Mana You can't get Blessing of Mana with Claude. However, I've been trying to get Animal Instinct and I haven't been successful yet. ----------- Learning how to use Specialties and Item Creation ----------- Item Creation a is must during Star Ocean games. Some are classified as Item Creation including skills like customize, cooking and compounding, and others are classified as specialties like pickpocketing, oracle, and practice. There are some that are classified as Super Specialty Skills that uses the skills of everyone to create good items, but during your Claude Solo, you won't be getting any of these. - Learning how to Customize First you have to increase all of your skill levels in Aesthetic Design, Metal Casting, and Eye For Detail. But in order to create successful Customizes you must have Nimble Fingers on Claude. - Learning how to Pickpocket All you have to do is build up your Courage and Poker face skills. In order to pickpocket you must either have the Bandit's Gloves or the Magician's Hand and press square near a NPC or party member (during Private Actions) Pickpocket is guaranteed to be successful if you have the talent of Nimble Fingers and a level 10 in pickpocketing. WARNING: If you're worried about your endings. Make sure you only pickpocket during Private Actions. Otherwise your relationship points drop if you do it while everyone is in your party. ------------ Necessary Items------------ Here's a list of all the necessary items in the game that you need to make your Claude solo successful. Missing out on some of these items could seriously hinder your chances at beating the game. When I played my Claude solo, I did something stupid and forgot to get the Deadly Edge, it's very easy to miss, and you can't go back in time to get it. Luckily I made it with the Windsley sword. Also, if you already have the Aeterna, getting the Windsley sword is pointless. I didn't add the Levantine in this guide because you get it in the Cave of Trials, but as long as you defeat Gabriel, you beat Claude solo. So adding in info on the Cave of Trials isn't necessary. - Pixie's Bracelet Pixie's Bracelet can be acquired on the continent of Ell inside of Eluria tower. Pixie's Bracelet is essential because when your on Energy Nede you can pick up Mithril's needed to Customize the Aeterna. When you first enter Eluria Tower run up the left stair case and head left through a hidden doorway to acquire the Pixie's Bracelet in a treasure chest. Place the Pixie's Bracelet on Rena so it doesn't waste an accessory slot on Claude. - Amulet of Freedom Amulet of Freedom is an accessory that can be acquired in chests or from enemies. Stores also sell them, well some of them do. You shouldn't have any trouble getting your hands on one of these, it'll be necessary when battling enemies that cause paralysis. If you get paralyzed during a fight, it's game over and you have to start over. You can steal one from a black haired man with a moustache drinking beer in the bar of Port Hilton. You can steal one from a guard in a room in the castle of Lacuer. Go down the right hall and into the first room. It's the first guard on the left. - Amulet of Flexibility Amulet of Flexibility is an accessory that can be acquired in chests or from enemies. Stores also sell them, well some of them do. You shouldn't have any trouble getting your hands on one of these, it'll be necessary when battling enemies that cause stone. If you get petrified during a fight, it's game over and you have to start over. I found my first one in Eluria tower at the start with the five chests. - Deadly Edge After losing to Dias in the Lacuer Tournament of Arms go to Gamgee the sword smith on the West side of town and pick up the Deadly Edge. Do not customize or sell this weapon until later in the game. - Windsley Sword Until you get the Aeterna, the Windsley Sword is a great weapon to use. The Windsley Sword can be acquired through Fun City battle arena. You must Win Rank A in the solo battles. - Aeterna Always save before using any customization, that way you can reload if you have failures. First, make sure you have a talent of Nimble Fingers. If not, use metalworking until you do. After you have a customization skill level of 10 by increasing Eye For Detail, Aesthetic Design, and Smithing, you must customize the Deadly Edge with a Mithril to get the Blade of Minos. Customize the Blade of Minos with another Mithril to get the Aeterna. Only thing stronger than the Aeterna is the Levantine, but you don't get that till Cave of Trials. - Bunny Shoes Bunny Shoes are a must. They give your character incredible speed during fights, and there are only a few you can get in the game. First off, if your lucky, you can win one in the bunny races, but if you don't want to waste your time you'll do this. Since your only using one character, Claude, you should pickpocket the bunny inside of fun city near the bunny race counter. First, you must have a level 10 pickpocket and Nimble Fingers talent. Save before you enter Fun City incase you fail - Mithril Shield You can make this by having Blacksmithing to level 10. All you have to do is blacksmith a mithril till you get it. I know it's hard to get blacksmithing of 10 because you can't use your party members. Well if you unlock some of their hidden talents you get free SP to put down towards getting this. You can also get the Mithril Shield if you fight enough enemies in the Field of Love. An enemy with the big shield drops it. - Reflecting Plate It's just a little bit better than having the Battle Suit. It slowly recovers MP and has some good stats on it. You can make this by blacksmithing an Orhilacum - Resurrection Bottles, Resurrection Mists, 1-Up Puddings Guess what? When your doing a Claude Solo, if Claude dies, it's game over. The only good thing about that is that you don't have to waste your money on items that cure Incap. Including but not limited too: Resurrection Bottles, Resurrection Mists, 1-Up Puddings. ------------------- Suggested Skills ------------------- Here's a set of the skills I suggest increasing at certain levels during the game. If it looks like you got a lot of extra skill points you should focus more on some of the battle skills like Guardbreak, Flip, Counterattack, Feint, Body Control, Mental Training, Parry, Cancel, and Godspeed. ------- Lower Levels (1-30) Determination - I recommend that you don't spend any skill points towards anything until you get persverance. Determination lowers the cost for leveling up in skills, which will allow you to spend those needed points towards other things. Max out Peservance as soon as you can. Herbology - Herbology will increase effectiveness of Blackberries and Blueberries outside of battle. When maxed out, berries will cure you 100% instead of 20% saving you money and time. It can waste a lot of time running back and forth to Inns and blackberries can cost a pretty penny at lower levels. I recommend at least a level 5 for Herbology. Kitchen Knife - Kitchen Knife will work miracles in lower levels. It'll will save you time and take out enemies quicker. For each level of Kitchen Knife it'll will add 20 pts to base strength. I recommend at least a level 5. Effort - Effort will lower the amount of experience needed to increase levels. It'll save you time as well, and allow you to get sp points quicker and build up Claude more. I recommend as least a level 3 Power Burst - Increasing this will allow you to stun you enemies more giving you an advantage in battle. Also increasing it in level shouldn't be too hard When Determination is maxed, Power Burst only takes 55 sp to max out. Qigong - This will allow your defense or AC to increase a bit during battle. When fully maxed out you take no damage if you successfully perform this skill. Which is usually like a 30% chance so Qigong is strongly recommended. I recommend at least a level 3 Skill Level Suggested at Lower Levels Determination - 10 Herbology - 5 Kitchen Knife - 5 Effort - 3 Power Burst - 10 Qigong - 3 ------- Mid Levels (31-60) Aesthetic Design - I call this skill the god skill. It's necessary to get maxed out as much as it's necessary to max out Determination. Reason is simplybecause it's one of the main skills in customization and the fact that it addspoints to Strength, Nimble Fingers, Agility, and Intelligence. I recommend getting a level 10 Aesthetic Design before you reach level 60. Eye For Detail - And I call this skill the servant skill. It serves purpose for Metalworking and Customization. If your trying to get the Nimble Fingers Talent, oryour trying to get the Aeterna, your going to need points towards this skill. Eye For Detail will also increase your agility somewhat. I recommend getting at least a level 5 in Eye For Detail. Smithing - I call this one the pain in the ass skill. It serves purpose in Customization but it's usually the last skill maxed out because of it's high SP requirement. It also increases your Nimble Fingers somewhat I recommend trying to get a level 3 in Smithing. Herbology - Increase to level 10 for more effectiveness of berries. Kitchen Knife - In the lower 30's it's good to have more attack power, Increase to level 10. Effort - Increase to level 6 gradually when you can to lower your experience requirement. Qigong - Its good to have a level 6 Qigong to increase your chance of blocking out attacks. Skill Level Suggested at Mid Levels Aesthetic Design - 10 Eye For Detail - 5 Smithing - 3 Determination - 10 Herbology - 10 Kitchen Knife - 10 Effort - 6 Power Burst - 10 Qigong - 6 ------- Higher Levels (61-100) Item Knowledge - Item Knowledge will increase your selling prices for items so you can get more fol back in the end. It will also allow you to identify items more. Increase this to a level 10 Courage - This will allow you to build up for pickpocketing. Maximize this before you get your Psynard so you can get your bunny shoes. Poker Face - This will allow you to build up for pickpocketing. It also increases your guts allowing you to stun enemies more. Maximize this as soon as you can as well. Guardbreak - Increase this to a level 10 as soon as you can as well. It will allow you to get more hits in on the enemy and stun them a lot more often Feint - When your fighting a lot of attacks miss because the enemy blocks them Increasing this will prevent that. Get it to at least 5 or higher Counter - This is a good skill when you get hit you automatically strike back if you hit the x button in time for the command. Godspeed - This will increase your speed during battle, it's essential when your wearing bunny shoes because your attacks will be slow without it. Bunny shoes only increase your movement speed, but it doesn't speed up how fast you swing your sword. Get this one to at least 5 or higher. Eye For Detail - Go ahead and Max out Eye For Detail, your going to need it for item creation. Smithing - I know it's a pain in the ass, but it's necessary for creating the Aeterna. Effort - This will help you out a lot, you'll gain levels much quicker if the experience required is lowered more. Qigong - Trust me, maxing this out helps a lot. Skill Level Suggested at High Levels Item Knowledge - 10 Courage - 10 Poker Face - 10 Guardbreak - 10 Feint - 5 Counter - 10 Godspeed - 5 Aesthetic Design - 10 Eye For Detail - 10 Smithing - 10 Determination - 10 Herbology - 10 Kitchen Knife - 10 Effort - 10 Power Burst - 10 Qigong - 10 ------- Anything above 100, Cave of Trial Levels (101-255) What I mean by Cave of Trial Levels is any level higher than 100, because your usually that high after you enter the Cave of Trials. But during a Claude solo it will become apparent you will reach level 100 before you even enter Phynal if not before then. I was at level 90 and I hadn't even gotten the LEA Metal yet. After you reach level 100 your really don't need any guide on distributing skills. Basically just max everything out, firstly starting with the combat skills because they will help you out a lot. ------------------ Killer Moves Suggested ------------------ Basically your going to use only two or three killer moves throughout the whole game. It's is very necessary to have these two moves especially since you don't have Rena with you. And only one will take you a little while to get. ------- Sword Of Life ------ You will acquire Sword Of Life at level 20 with Claude. Quickly equip this move as soon as you can and start building it up, it will provide a lot of health at later levels. It only costs about 11 MP per use and it will save your arse time and time again during battles. Since you don't have Rena to cast her healing magic you will need something other than items to keep Claude alive in battle. Sword Of Life will power up at 200 uses. ------- Rock Explosion ------ The god of all killer moves. The move explains itself, I really don't have to say anything good about it. If you use it long range it will attack all enemies within the perimeter of range. Increased usage will unleash several hits on all opponents at long range and explode in their face. This is Claude's best move and I love it sooooo freaking much, 'TEAR INTO PIECES!!' Rock Explosion will power up at 270 uses ------- Dragon Howl ------ A good non-elemental based killer move. It's probably best to use this for enemies that are strong against earth. People like Cynne. It's a good substitue when you can't use Rock explosion. ----------------------------- Expel Walkthrough ----------------------------- Okay. This is the main part of the walkthrough, I won't discuss all the events that happen in the game because it will create spoilers as well more typing for me. I will mostly focus on how to get rid of characters so you don't have to recruit them and I will also go into depth on how to defeat bosses with Claude only. ------------------ Welcome to Expel ------------------ I will start the walkthrough right after Rena gets captured by Alen Tax. Basically all you have to do is run north from Arlia and enter the mining town of Salva Drift. Go all the way towards the mansion at the top and use your gun to blast down the door. Enter the room on the left and pick up the hair pin. Touch the switch and open the door towards the back. Run all the way through the caves fighting enemies and stuff like you'd normally do during a normal game. Find Rena and battle Alen Tax. Unlucky us, the game forces us to battle with Rena in the party. To feel good about yourself, you can get Rena killed or just beat the crap out of Alen and switch her arse out later. After these events it will follow another longerific story. ------------------ Krosse Castle ------------------ Lovely, now your ready to start your adventure. Don't forget to grab the Portrait B inside of Alen's room in Salva, sells for a pretty penny. Maybe after you sell it you can stock up on Blueberries and Blackberries, cause your going to need them. Head to Krosse Castle from Salva Drift which is pretty obvious because it's that large Castle coming into view from the sunset. Go to sleep at the Inn, wake up and go to the castle to get an audience with the King. Run out and find this new girl battling someone. Go with Celine to the Krosse Cave. No matter how many times you tell Celine No I don't want to go with you, you'll have to say yes in the end. Go to the Skill Guild in the Town and buy some skills. ------------------ Krosse Cave ------------------ Lots of good items in here for the beginning. If you haven't done so already, throw Celine in the back of your party so she doesn't appear in battle. Also steal the earrings off of her by unequiping them, they sell pretty good as well. Krosse Cave is pretty straight forward, run east from Krosse to find it, it's that largerific Cave sticking out there next to that gooberish sign in the middle of the road. I recommend using Palm of Destruction acquired at level 7 until you can get Knuckle Burst. Beat the snizzle out of the enemies here, run towards the back and use the codes to unlock the room with five chests. The one in the back contains gargoyles. If you haven't saved on the save point, do so before opening the one on the back of the star. Gargoyles can be pretty tough for Claude only, watch their pattern of attack. They usually run up to you and do a multiple red acid spit attack with their tongue. Run around until you catch them doing that in a spot away from you and get behind them and attack. Rinse and repeat this process making sure you don't get caught between two of them. Once one is down, taking out the other should pose no problem. When leaving the cave, tell Celine that you don't want her to come with you. After that, you've successfully denied Celine rights to your party. ------------------ Port town of Clik ------------------ Well we could start off by heading to Clik, but I recommend running to Port Harley first. Go all the way past Marze and into port Harley. Head all the way north in the town and find Zand's Mansion. Inside Zand's Mansion you can acquire a stronger sword called the Flame Sword in a chest throughout the mansion. There's a bunch of other good items in there as well that will help you out a lot earlier in the game. Don't forget to hit the Skill guild on your way out, it's south of Zand's Mansion and next to the bar. Now head towards Clik. Go to the skill guild towards the west part of town and get your skills. Talk to the guy that's supposed to take you to El. From there walk away and get your pocket picked by Ketil. Talk to the girl and boy near the harbor. Find Ketil near the warehouse towards the front of Clik. Bring Ketil to the boy and girl. Walk away and run around in a frenzy due to an earthquake. Talk to the captain to get your Passport back and go up the stairs and talk to Ketil. Leave Clik for good, and never come back. ------------------ Marze and the Symbology Forest ------------------ Enter Marze and quickly head up towards the council meeting room to get a longerific scene with Celine and Dias. After the scenes are over I suggest stocking up at that tool store right south of you. When your done, run back into the meeting room and talk to the guy so you can rest. When your in the forest, throw Celine in the back of your party, equip the Mud Boots manuallyand save the game. From there you'll have to head through the not so difficult maze and battle bandits that should be rather easy to beat. I hope you bought a lot of Blueberries, or at least you have the tech called energy sword because you're about to face Varmillion. Varmillion is really tough, at this level, and since you threw Celine out, it's going to be tougher. My only suggestion is to use long range Shooting Star a lot and try to get behind him. He's going to get a lot of hits in, but if your high in level it's not going to matter. My favorite seen comes up next: Dias: "Did you slay this one?" Claude: "Yes, but with Celine's help." Me: "You idiot, I didn't use Celine." Lol, I always hated how contradicting those scenes were. After all of this more long scenes come and after Rena comes back try to leave the village. Celine will bring you back for more longerific scenage. After you exit Marze, you'll probably have to throw Rena in the back of your party again. ------------------ Harley and getting to Lacuer------------------ Pretty straight forward, run to Herile and buy a boat to Lacuer. You'll end up in Port town Hilton. Don't forget to hit the Skill Guild on your way out. ------------------ Continent of Lacuer ------------------ Okay, the continent of Lacuer has lots of enemies you should be careful of. I recommend when you face an unbeatable enemy that you run. I will list the enemies that you shouldn't battle. Mostly, don't ever go towards the Lacuer Frontline. You'll face a fierce enemy called Salamanders (I like to call them Flare Lizards) and they are not fun to fight. Note: Flare Lizards give amazing EXP early in the game. If you're wearing the Flare Ring. You should take no damage from their fire attacks. Making them a great enemy to start fighting with. Also, if you don't have Amulet of Freedom already, don't fight certain enemies inside of the Sanctuary of Linga. Those enemies are the flying birds, the pigs, and the giant head with teeth. You can fight the jumping bunnies and the jellies, those aren't hard to fight. In the common field of Lacuer and Sanctuary of Linga, you face an enemy that has a wolf girl and a pack of wolves. I would suggest running from this enemy until you are a higher level. The wolf girl will cast black saber before you can reach her which will likely kill you. Save often, and train a little bit before participating in the Lacuer Tournament of Arms. ------------------ Linga ------------------ Just go ahead and get here, and get the Precis scene out of the way. That girl is annoying. Precis: "OHHH TAAAY" Me: "SHUT UP!! CRETIN!!!" Just visit the skill guild and see if you missed any skills. Then I recommend scouring the university, maybe you might learn something. Lol, probably not, but you might find some useful items in there. Other than that, you can visit Bowman's pharmacy to stock up on items as you try to increase your level and gain SP. Don't do a private action here, unless you want to feel really bad about Denying Precis a recruitment slot, even though I never felt bad. ------------------ Lacuer Tournament of Arms ------------------ During a regular game, it would normally recommend a level 25 Claude before entering, but that wouldn't be too hard to achieve with a solo Claude, especially since you're the only one getting experience. And the fights won't seem as scary because you've been fighting alone for along while. And since you get Sword Of Life at level 20 you should have it already so equip it if you haven't already done so. Run into Lacuer, and head for the castle. Enter the tournament and find some shop near the east part of town to host your weapon. Go to the Inn and sleep. First fight is simple, just a normal enemy you've faced before. Second fight, okay your getting a bit tougher, it's the monkey guy, beat the crap out of him and get ready for the third. Hmm, this is as tough as it gets, see not that tough. Just palm of destruction him to death and run around screaming death wails if your hurt and use Sword Of Life. Dias is up next, just sit there and let him pulverize you, unless you still want to resist like me and put up a fight. After you lose, make sure you pick up your second place prize at your weapons shop and go to the east part of town to visit Grandpa Gamgee. Gamgee's got the Deadly Edge for you to use, one of the best swords up until this part of the game. Don't sell it now it or ruin it through customization. Keep it till you can make the Aeterna. ------------------ Sanctuary of Linga ------------------ Go to Linga again. Try to enter Keith's house again and go to Bowman's Pharmacy. Talk to Bowman and head for the Sanctuary of Linga. Pretty much the whole deal here is just to search for a rare herb. Not that hard really, you should hit level 38 around here and get Rock Explosion. Then all of your battles will be easy. You can also face the demons of the netherworld in here if your up for the task, but it's rather hard to find and it's hard to explain. Let's just say the walls are hidden and it's near the chest where you acquire Ashton's Twin Edge. The location of the Rare Herb is random, so I can't Really say where it's going to be at. Once you get the Herb, find Bowman again and talk to Keith. After you end up in Bowman's house at Night, find Bowman in the back and talk to him. Make sure you Deny him, although I soooo wanted to recruit him. I love his Poison Pellets. Tell him he needs to look after Nineh and he'll leave you alone. ------------------ Hoffman Ruins ------------------ Go to Lacuer. Register at the desk. Run towards the right part of the castle and head down the stairs to find Leon. Get Caught by the guard. Head for Hilton with Leon. Make sure you throw the kid into the back of your party. And go to Hilton and ride the boat towards Hoffman Ruins. Hoffman Ruins will Be incredible hard if you don't have Amulet of Freedom. Head for the gigantic ruins in front of you and run up the stairs. Head through the door that Leon had trouble opening and head right to the save point. Save here, and go down. Fighting the Flare Lizards and the big heads with teeth will cause you Paralysis in this dungeon. There is a Amulet of Freedom in a chest throughout The Hoffman ruins, so happy hunting for it. You won't have to pull switches to find it, so don't go blowing the place up. Your main mission is to find the Material know