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Prince of Qin


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:Object Software
:Strategy First
:1C
:1C
:
ISO : 17 2002
: ( )
:Action / RPG / Isometric
:Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, Divine Divinity, Gorasul: The Legacy of the Dragon
Multiplayer:(500) Internet

4 2004 .
20 2002 .

Solution [ENG]

Prince of Qin Walkthrough
                            By Steven W. Carter
                          scarter831@earthlink.net

                                Last Updated
                             February 13, 2003


* ================= *
* Table of Contents *
* ================= *

01.00.00  Introduction
02.00.00  Characters
  .01.00  Classes
     .01  Assassin
     .02  Muscleman
     .03  Paladin
     .04  Witch
     .05  Wizard
  .02.00  Attributes
     .01  Strength
     .02  Constitution
     .03  Dexterity
     .04  Savvy
     .05  Charm
     .06  Wisdom
  .03.00  Experience Table
  .04.00  Companions
03.00.00  Locations
  .01.00  Details
  .02.00  Map
04.00.00  Equipment
  .01.00  Components
     .01  Animal Parts
     .02  Rock
     .03  Wood
  .02.00  Gems
  .03.00  Making Items
  .04.00  Unique Items
05.00.00  Gameplay Tips
06.00.00  Walkthrough
  .01.00  Notes
  .02.00  Chapter One
     .01  Zhaocun Village
     .02  Yangzhou
     .03  Beidi Courier Station
     .04  Beidi Prefecture
     .05  Lixian County
     .06  Yanmen Pass
     .07  Hun Barracks
     .08  North Suburb of Xianyang
     .09  Xianyang
  .03.00  Chapter Two
     .01  Zhaocun Village
     .02  North Suburb of Xianyang
     .03  Yongxian County
     .04  Hanzhong Prefecture
     .05  Sanchuan Prefecture
     .06  Yingchuan
     .07  Yinghuiling Mountain
     .08  Handan
     .09  Peixian County
     .10  Dangshan Mountain
     .11  Pengcheng
     .12  Taishan Mountain
     .13  Jiujiang
  .04.00  Chapter Three
     .01  Hengshan Village
     .02  Hengshan Prefecture
  .05.00  Chapter Four
     .01  Huqiu
     .02  Hejiang Village
     .03  Wuhua Village
     .04  Changsha
     .05  Cloud Valley
     .06  Taishan Mountain
     .07  Treasure Hunting
     .08  Paradise
  .06.00  Chapter Five
     .01  Lishan Mountain
     .02  First Emperors Tomb
  .07.00  Chapter Six
     .01  Lishan Mountain
     .02  Xishui Village
     .03  Breaking the Siege
     .04  Chencheng
     .05  Handan
     .06  Julu
     .07  Chencheng
  .08.00  Chapter Seven
     .01  Xishui Village
     .02  Fengxian County
     .03  Xuecheng
     .04  Fengxian County
  .09.00  Chapter Eight
     .01  Xuecheng
     .02  Sanchuan Prefecture
     .03  Xianyang
     .04  Xishui Village
  .10.00  Chapter Nine
     .01  Julu
  .11.00  Chapter Ten
     .01  Yangcheng
     .02  Wancheng
     .03  Epang Palace
  .12.00  Chapter Eleven
     .01  Xianyang
07.00.00  Recognition
08.00.00  Revision History
09.00.00  Permissions and Updates


******************************************************************************
* 01.00.00 INTRODUCTION                                                      *
******************************************************************************

Prince of Qin is a role-playing game similar in style to Baldurs Gate (some
compare it to Diablo, but I think Baldurs Gate is more accurate).  It was
developed by Object Software and published by Strategy First.

For the most part, Im concentrating on the single-player walkthrough for this
guide, but Ill try to provide other information where I can.  Im using the
normal difficulty setting and version 1.16b.  (Im also using version 1.02 for
some parts of the game that are broken in 1.16b.  Yes, both versions have
their share of bugs, and Im not sure which one is better to play.)

The walkthrough is now complete, and while Ill continue to update the guide,
itll never have all the information people potentially want.  So if what
youre looking for isnt here, try one of these two places: Strategy Firsts
Prince of Qin forum

     http://www.strategyfirst.com/forum/cgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=forum;f=30

and the official Prince of Qin web site

     http://eng.objectgames.com/products/zhuanqu/qinshang_english/default.asp


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* 02.00.00 CHARACTERS                                                        *
******************************************************************************

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| 02.01.00 Classes                                                           |
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* ================= *
* 02.01.01 Assassin *
* ================= *

Job:         Ranged attacker

Speed:       Fast

Gains:       24 hit points, 4 mana points per level

Equipment:   Concentrate on items that give strength, hit points, mana,
             elemental defense power, and common attack power

             The Meteor Crossbow should not be your final weapon.  Its good
             for a while, but your final weapon should be paladin-created with
             high level materials so it has a high common attack power.

Attributes:  Add 5 strength, 1 constitution, 2 dexterity, and 2 wisdom per
             level

Skills:      Meteor Arrows (9 points) should be your standard left-side
             attack.

             Fury Arrows (9 points) should be your mana-intensive left-side
             attack.  Use it as much as possible.  It adds 400% to your common
             attack power, and assassins dont have anything else to spend
             their mana on.

             Device Master (9 points) and Gold Vision (9 points) are also
             useful for opening chests and disarming traps.

* ================== *
* 02.01.02 Muscleman *
* ================== *

Job:         Melee attacker

Speed:       Slow

Gains:       38 hit points, 4 mana points per level

Equipment:   Concentrate on items that give strength, hit points, hit point
             absorbing power, common defense power, elemental defense power,
             and common attack power

             The Pan Gu Gigantic Axe should be your final weapon

Attributes:  Add 5 strength, 2 constitution, 2 dexterity, and 1 wisdom per
             level (but go with more wisdom if you find yourself with a weapon
             that does a lot of elemental damage, or if you decide to use a
             lot of the mana-intensive muscleman skills)

Skills:      Tiger Paw (9 points) should be your standard left-side attack.

             Roaring (9 points) is an excellent crowd control skill.  Itll
             knock down or stun most nearby enemies, and its one of the best
             ways in the game to protect your spellcasters during large
             fights.  I like this skill enough that I dont waste mana on
             other potentially useful skills like Accumulate Strength and Nail
             Armor.

             Burning Bloody Blade (~5 points) is a useful early-game party
             enhancing skill (stop using it when your witch gets Invincible).

* ================ *
* 02.01.03 Paladin *
* ================ *

Job:         Melee fighter, equipment builder / repairer

Speed:       Fast

Gains:       28 hit points, 4 mana points per level

Equipment:   Concentrate on items that give strength, hit points, hit point
             absorbing power, common defense power, elemental defense power,
             and common attack power

             The Star-inviting Falchion should be your final weapon

Attributes:  Add 5 strength, 2 constitution, 2 dexterity, and 1 wisdom per
             level (but go with more wisdom if you find yourself with a weapon
             that does a lot of elemental damage, or if you decide to use a
             lot of the mana-intensive paladin skills)

Skills:      Fierce Advance (9 points) should be your standard left-side
             attack.

             Illusion (~5 points) should be your standard right-side skill
             until you get Overwhelming Thunder (9 points).  Use one of these
             two skills before every big fight.

             Stanching (1 point) is useful early in the game when you dont
             have anything else available.

             Art of Forging (6 points) and Art of Remedy (3 points) are useful
             utility skills.

* ============== *
* 02.01.04 Witch *
* ============== *

Job:         Slinger of fire spells

Speed:       Medium

Gains:       22 hit points, 5 mana points per level

Equipment:   Concentrate on items that give wisdom, mana, common defense
             power, elemental defense power, and fire attack power (and make
             fire attack power attributes your highest priority)

Attributes:  Add 1 strength, 1 constitution, 2 dexterity, and 6 wisdom per
             level

Skills:      Earth-fire Dragon (9 points) should be your standard left-side
             spell.  As long as you wear fire attack power equipment, you can
             use this spell all game long.

             Invincible (9 points) should be your standard right-side skill.
             Use it before every fight.  It increases common attack power by
             40% for your entire party!

             Burning All (9 points) is a useful spell during large fights when
             its difficult to tell whats going on.

* =============== *
* 02.01.05 Wizard *
* =============== *

Job:         Slinger of water spells, healer

Speed:       Slow

Gains:       22 hit points, 6 mana points per level

Equipment:   Concentrate on items that give wisdom, mana, common defense
             power, elemental defense power, and water attack power (and make
             water attack power attributes your highest priority)

Attributes:  Add 1 strength, 1 constitution, 2 dexterity, and 6 wisdom per
             level

Skills:      Icy Hidden Weapon (9 points) should be your standard left-side
             spell.  As long as you wear water attack power equipment, you can
             use this spell all game long.

             Hail Storm (9 points) should be your standard right-side spell.

             Cure Diseases (9 points) is a little under-powered for a healing
             spell, but itll often save you from having to use healing items.

             Superior Doctor (1-3 points) is useful for healing your entire
             party, and it can be useful during early battles where your
             entire party gets hit.

             Identification Magic (3 points) is just convenient to have.

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| 02.02.00 Attributes                                                        |
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* ================= *
* 02.02.01 Strength *
* ================= *

Each point of strength adds:

-- 1.5 to a characters carrying capacity.

-- 1.00% to a musclemans common attack power,
   0.67% to a paladins common attack power, and
   0.50% to an assassins, wizards, and witchs common attack power.

* ===================== *
* 02.02.02 Constitution *
* ===================== *

Each point of constitution adds:

-- 1.00% to a musclemans common defense power,
   0.67% to a paladins and wizards common defense power, and
   0.50% to an assassins and witchs common defense power.

Constitution also increases a characters hit point regeneration rate.

(My conjecture: Common attack power determines how much damage you take from
common attacks, not whether youre hit or not.)

* ================== *
* 02.02.03 Dexterity *
* ================== *

Each point of dexterity adds:

-- 4 to a characters shoot rate, plus an extra
   1.00% for assassins, and
   0.67% for musclemen, paladins, witches, and wizards.

-- 3 to a characters dodge rate, plus an extra
   1.00% for assassins,
   0.67% for paladins, witches, and wizards, and
   0.50% for musclemen.

(My conjecture: Shoot rate is what the game uses for determining accuracy.)

* ============== *
* 02.02.04 Savvy *
* ============== *

Each point of savvy increases your experience gain by half a percent.  That
makes it sound useful, but perhaps it isnt.  Enemy difficulty scales with
your level in the game, and so you want to be as powerful at your level as
possible, and savvy doesnt make you more powerful.  Plus, you can get as much
experience as you want through random encounters.

So go ahead and add points to this attribute if you want, but dont go crazy
with it.  There isnt any reason to raise it over 100, and 50 is probably
plenty.

* ============== *
* 02.02.05 Charm *
* ============== *

Charm improves the amount of gold you get through trade.  That makes it a
completely worthless attribute.  If you need more gold, just have Fu Su make
stuff, or wander around and pick things up from random encounters.

* =============== *
* 02.02.06 Wisdom *
* =============== *

Each point of wisdom adds:

-- 1.00% to a witchs and wizards elemental attack power,
   0.67% to an assassins and paladins elemental attack power, and
   0.50% to a musclemans elemental attack power.

Wisdom also increases a characters mana regeneration rate.

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| 02.03.00 Experience Table                                                  |
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01. 0                          26. 570,561 (+74,421)
02. 400 (+400)                 27. 656,145 (+85,584)
03. 1000 (+600)                28. 754,567 (+98,422)
04. 2350 (+1350)               29. 860,206 (+105,639)
05. 4825 (+2475)               30. 972,033 (+111,827)
06. 8605 (+3780)               31. 1,088,677 (+116,644)
07. 13,708 (+5103)             32. 1,208,431 (+119,754)
08. 19,832 (+6124)             33. 1,329,275 (+120,844)
09. 26,738 (+6906)             34. 1,462,202 (+132,927)
10. 34,729 (+7991)             35. 1,608,422 (+146,220)
11. 43,411 (+8682)             36. 1,769,264 (+160,842)
12. 54,264 (+10,853)           37. 1,946,191 (+176,927)
13. 67,830 (+13,566)           38. 2,140,810 (+194,619)
14. 84,788 (+16,958)           39. 2,354,891 (+214,081)
15. 103,441 (+18,653)          40. 2,590,380 (+235,489)
16. 124,129 (+20,688)          41. 2,849,418 (+259 038)
17. 148,955 (+24,826)          42. 3,134,360 (+284,942)
18. 178,746 (+29,791)          43. 3,447,796 (+313,436)
19. 214,495 (+35,749)          44. 3,792,575 (+344,779)
20. 246,669 (+32,174)          45. 4,171,833 (+379,258)
21. 283,670 (+37,001)          46. 4,589,016 (+417,183)
22. 326,220 (+42,550)          47. 5,047,918 (+458,902)
23. 375,153 (+48,933)          48. 5,552,710 (+504,792)
24. 431,426 (+56,273)          49. 6,107,981 (+555,271)
25. 496,140 (+64,714)          50. 6,718,779 (+610,798)

Every level after 50 appears to require 10% more experience points than the
previous level.

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| 02.04.00 Companions                                                        |
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* ============== *
* 02.03.01 Notes *
* ============== *

You can have up to five characters in your party, including Fu Su.  Since
there are also five classes in the game, you might want to try a party
including one character from each class.  Then you can have two melee
characters (paladin and muscleman), two spellcasters (witch and wizard), and
one character who can use melee or ranged attacks (assassin).  That being
said, you can probably finish the game using any combination of companions you
want, and probably even using fewer than four companions.

There is almost no difference between companions of the same class.  So use
whatever arbitrary means of selection you want when deciding who should be in
your party.

When a character joins your party for the first time, he or she will gain
experience to be near Fu Sus experience level.  So while its fine to replace
party members as you make your way through the game, its a bad idea to swap
characters in and out.

There isnt any way to resurrect companions, so be careful with them.

* ================ *
* 02.03.02 Details *
* ================ *
                          Earliest
                           Chapter            Class                  Location

Kong Gang                        1        Muscleman                  Yangzhou
Liao Yi                          1           Wizard          Beidi Prefecture
Modu                             1        Muscleman          The Hun Barracks
Yao Tong                         1            Witch             Lixian County

Chunyu Qiu                       2            Witch                    Handan
Jing Wuji                        2         Assassin                 Pengcheng
Tian Yuelin                      2         Assassin       Sanchuan Prefecture
Zhang Liang                      2           Wizard      Yinghuiling Mountain
Zhao Qian                        2         Assassin           Zhaocun Village

Han Xin                          3          Paladin       Hengshan Prefecture

Kun Pu                           4           Wizard           Hejiang Village
Yin Zhu                          4            Witch              Cloud Valley

Fang Zhong                       5           Wizard           Lishan Mountain

Li You                           8          Paladin                  Xianyang

Qing Bu                          ?        Muscleman                  Jiujiang


******************************************************************************
* 03.00.00 LOCATIONS                                                         *
******************************************************************************

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| 03.01.00 Details                                                           |
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                           Earliest      Number of         Courier
                            Chapter     Companions        Station?

Beidi Courier Station             1              0              No
Beidi Prefecture                  1              1             Yes
Hun Barracks                      1              1              No
Lixian County                     1              1              No
North Suburb of Xianyang          1              0              No
Xianyang                          1              1             Yes
Yangzhou                          1              0              No
Yanmen Pass                       1              1              No
Yongxian County                   1              0              No
Zhaocun Village                   1              1              No

Dangshan Mountain                 2              0              No
Handan                            2              1             Yes
Hanzhong Prefecture               2              0              No
Jiujiang                          2              0              No
Peixian County                    2              0              No
Pengcheng                         2              1             Yes
Sanchuan Prefecture               2              1             Yes
Taishan Mountain                  2              0              No
Yingchuan                         2              0              No
Yinghuiling Mountain              2              1              No

Hengshan Prefecture               3              1             Yes
Hengshan Village                  3              0              No

Changsha                          4              0              No
Cloud Valley                      4              1              No
Hejiang Village                   4              1              No
Huqiu                             4              0              No
Julu                              4              0              No
Wuhua Village                     4              0              No

Lishan Mountain                   5              1              No

Chencheng                         6              0             Yes
Xishui Village                    6              0              No

Fengxian County                   7              0             Yes
Xuecheng                          7              0             Yes

Yangcheng                        10              0              No
Wancheng                         10              0             Yes

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| 03.02.00 Map                                                               |
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Zhaocun                 Yanmen     The Hun
Village---Yangzhou------ Pass -----Barracks
              |   \___
              |       \
Lixian      Beidi      Beidi Courier
County----Prefecture---   Station     Wancheng---Yangcheng---Julu
              |            |          /                 ____/  |
              |            |       __/                 /       |
              |    North Suburb   /                   /    Peixian     Taishan
              |    of Xianyang   /  Chencheng---Handan-----County ----Mountain
              |      /          |     /        /   |      /   |   \      |
              |     /           |    /    ____/    |     /    |    \     |
Yongxian      |    /         Xishui /    /     Fengxian | Dangshan  \    |
County  ---Xianyang----------Village    /       County  | Mountain---Pengcheng
          / |   \  \_________          /          /     |               /
         /  |    \           \        /          /      |              /
        / Epang   Lishan      Sanchuan          /       |             /
       /  Palace  Mountain   Prefecture---Xuecheng   Yinghuiling     /
      /                             \                 Mountain      /
     /                               \       _______/              /
Hanzhong           Wuhua              \     /                     /
Prefecture        Village          Yingchuan-----------------Jiujiang
         \         /                    \                   /    |   \_
          \       /                      \                 /     |     \
           Hejiang                        \            Hengshan  |      \
           Village                         \           Village   |       Huqiu
      ____/       \                         \______________  \   |
     /             \_______________                        \  \  |
Cloud                              \                        Hengshan
Valley                              Changsha----------------Prefecture


******************************************************************************
* 04.00.00 EQUIPMENT                                                         *
******************************************************************************

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| 04.01.00 Components                                                        |
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* ===================== *
* 04.01.01 Animal Parts *
* ===================== *

Animal                  Level          Element
------                  -----          -------

Dog                         1            Water
Tiger Fish                  2             Wood
Wolf                        3             Fire
Boar                        4            Earth
Tiger                       5            Metal
Bear                        6            Earth
Monster Paoxiao             7            Water
Monster Zhuyan              8            Metal
Monster Shanyi              9             Wood

Ogres (monkeys) never drop animal parts.

* ============= *
* 04.01.02 Rock *
* ============= *

Type                    Level          Element
----                    -----          -------

Low Grade Copper            1             Fire
Low Grade Iron              2            Earth
Low Grade Silver            3            Water
Low Grade Gold              4            Metal
High Grade Copper           5             Fire
High Grade Iron             6            Earth
High Grade Silver           7            Water
High Grade Gold             8            Metal
Kunwu Red Copper            9             Wood

* ============= *
* 04.01.03 Wood *
* ============= *

Type                    Level          Element
----                    -----          -------

Red Pine                    1             Fire
Plum Pine                   2             Wood
Wuling Pine                 3            Earth
Sandalwood                  4            Water
Rosewood                    5            Metal
Black-yellow Sandalwood     6            Earth
Longan Wood                 7             Wood
Flame Tree Wood             8             Fire
Sky-scraping Wood           9                ?

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| 04.02.00 Gems                                                              |
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Type                    Level          Element
----                    -----          -------

Agate                       1             Fire
Amber                       1            Metal
Dark Green Stone            1             Wood
Gray Jade                   1            Earth
Sapphire                    1            Water
East China Sea Stone      1-6?              --
Jingwei Stone               2               --
All-color Stone             3             Fire
Dark Purple Stone           3            Water
Dongling Stone              3            Earth
Emerald                     3             Wood
Tianhuang Stone             3            Metal
Kallaite                    5             Wood
Lapis Lazuli                5            Metal
Plum-blossom Jade           5             Fire
Qinghai Jade                5            Water
Shoushan Stone              5            Earth
Alexandrite                 7             Wood
Dushan Jade                 7            Water
Ink Jade                    7            Earth
Malachite                   7             Fire
Zircon                      7            Metal
Heaven-repairing Stone*     8               --
Krocodylite                 9            Metal
Olivine*                    9             Wood
Red Sun Stone*              9             Fire
Suet Jade*                  9            Water
Yellow Emperor Stone*       9               --

* Not verified by me.

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| 04.03.00 Making Items                                                      |
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Even if you collect equipment materials all throughout the game, you probably
wont be able to compete with what you find in the shops and what you find on
fallen enemies.  But that doesnt mean forging items is a waste of time.
Forging allows you to do two things:

1. It allows you to make money.  If you make an item (even a bad item) youll
   get way more for the item than for the individual components.

2. You can make items with a high common defense power (armor) or a high
   common attack power (weapons).  Thats because the level of the materials
   used in the forging (plus your forge level) determines the level of the
   object created, and the level of the object created determines the common
   defense power or the common attack power.  Everything else is either random
   or comes from the attributes of the materials used.

   For armor and jewelry, the attributes are usually more important than the
   common defense power, but for weapons the common attack power is most
   important.  So you should hang onto your high level wood and rocks so you
   can make at least one really good weapon for an assassin or for a
   muscleman.  Just be sure to save first because there is some randomness to
   the items you forge.

Otherwise, from my experience its best to just go shopping every time you
enter a town, and hope the shopkeeper has something good.

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| 04.04.00 Unique Items                                                      |
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Note: The top attributes of unique items are slightly random.

Boots of Monster Nafus Hoof (any class):

   Common defense power +24
   Fire defense power +50
   Move speed +30%
   Dexterity +30
   Maximum mana +100
   Dodge rate +20%

   Requires level 35, strength 45

   Bought from the treasure craftsman after completing the Monster Nafus Hoof
   quest (06.11.02).

Deer-hunting Dagger (assassin):

   Common attack power 37-42
   Metal attack power 8-16
   Common attack power 20-40 (concealed, metal)
   Critical strike frequency +100%
   Strength +40
   Dexterity +40
   Shoot rate +40%

   Requires level 30, strength 110

   Acquired after giving monkey fruit wine to Song Ji in Pengcheng (06.05.07).

Extraordinary Green (wizard, witch):

   Common attack power 46-65
   Attack speed +30%
   Wood attack power 6-9
   Common defense power +50% (concealed, wood)
   Critical strike frequency +50%
   Hit point absorbing rate +25%
   Magic absorbing rate +25%
   Maximum hit points +200
   Maximum mana +200

   Requires level 20, strength 75, dexterity 75

   Acquired from the herbalist when you complete his quest on Yinghuiling
   Mountain (06.03.07).

Fake Moye Sword (paladin):

   Common attack power 13-20
   Water attack power 40-49
   Attack speed +20% (concealed, water)
   Critical strike frequency +30%
   Magic absorbing rate +10%
   Wisdom +30
   Shoot rate +20%

   Requires level 22, strength 75, dexterity 110

   Acquired by defeating the head robber in Huqiu (06.05.01).

Ganjiang Sword (paladin):

   Common attack power 45-57
   Fire attack power 15-18
   Attack speed +40% (concealed, fire)
   Deadly strike frequency +50%
   Hit point absorbing rate +15%
   Strength +60
   Shoot rate +40%

   Requires level 22, strength 110, dexterity 75

   Acquired by defeating the head robber in Huqiu (06.05.01).

Ghost-fire Dagger (assassin):

   Common attack power 6-10
   Attack speed +30%
   Fire attack power 51-59
   Blindness rate +100% (concealed, fire)
   Wisdom +60
   Attack distance +2
   Fire attack power +60%
   Maximum mana points +30%

   Requires level 40, dexterity 210

   Acquired from Wu Xin at Taishan Mountain after completing his sword
   materials quest (06.07.04).

God-Beast Armor (any class):

   Common defense power +30
   Metal defense power +60
   Reduce physical damage +20% (concealed, fire)
   Constitution +80
   Maximum hit points +200
   Common defense power +75%
   Hit point restoration speed +100%

   Requires level 43, strength 250, dexterity 200

   Found in the Mysterious Cave in Cloud Valley (06.05.07).

Golden Dragon Helmet (any class):

   Common defense power +35
   Wood defense power +40
   Common defense power +20% (concealed, metal)
   Strength +30
   Constitution +30
   Maximum hit points +120
   Anti-shock rate +60%

   Requires level 22, strength 120, constitution 90

   Found in Hejiang Village after defeating the wanderer in Sanchuan
   Prefecture (06.03.05 and 06.05.02).

Gongbu Sword (paladin):

   Common attack power 24-26
   Wood attack power 25-31
   Savvy +40 (concealed, wood)
   Constitution +40
   Strength +40
   Dexterity +40
   Wisdom +40
   Charm +40

   Requires level 16, strength 80, dexterity 65

   Acquired by completing the estranged son quest in Jiujiang (06.03.13).

Juque Sword (paladin):

   Common attack power 48-50
   Attack speed -20%
   Earth attack power 14-22
   Common defense power +50% (concealed, earth)
   Knockdown rate +150%
   Strength +40
   Anti-shock rate +100%
   Dodge rate -40%

   Requires level 18, strength 100

   Acquired by completing Modus quest at the Hun Barracks (06.02.07).

Master Guigi Zi Shield (paladin):

   Common defense power +25
   Fire defense power +30
   Common defense power +30% (concealed, water)
   Dexterity +40
   Maximum hit points -100
   Shoot rate +20%

   Requires level 15, strength 60

   Acquired from Guigi Zi in paradise (06.05.08).

Meteor Crossbow (assassin):

   Common attack power 36-44
   Attack speed +60%
   Wood attack power 6-9
   Common attack power +30% (concealed, wood)
   Strength +40
   Dexterity +40
   Attack distance +3
   Maximum hit points +120

   Requires level 20, strength 80, dexterity 100

   Acquired by completing the fishing rod quest in Lixian County (06.02.05).

Moye Sword (paladin):

   Common attack power 12-15
   Water attack power 47-56
   Attack speed +40% (concealed, water)
   Critical strike frequency +50%
   Magic absorbing rate +15%
   Wisdom +60
   Shoot rate +40%

   Requires level 22, strength 75, dexterity 110

   Acquired by completing Mo Hongs quest in Julu (06.07.05).

Pan Gu Gigantic Axe (muscleman):

   Common attack power 83-102
   Attack speed -20%
   Earth attack power 16-30
   Deadly strike frequency +50%
   Strength +80
   Dexterity +80
   Hit point absorbing rate +15%
   Maximum hit points +300

   Requires level 40, strength 250

   Found in the Mysterious Cave in Cloud Valley (06.05.07).

Star-inviting Falchion (paladin)

   Common attack power 65-77
   Attack speed +60%
   Water attack power 14-19
   Attack speed +60% (concealed, water)
   Critical strike frequency +50%
   Visual field +3
   Hit point absorbing rate +15%
   Shoot rate +100%

   Requires level 38, strength 65, dexterity 155

   Acquired by completing Liu Yans quest in Fengxian County (06.09.01).

Sun-shooting Bow (assassin, paladin)

   Common attack power 7-14
   Fire attack power 51-54
   Wisdom +60 (concealed, fire)
   Blindness rate +60%
   Shoot rate +600
   Attack distance +2
   Maximum hit points +200
   Maximum mana +200

   Requires level 40, dexterity 200

   Acquired by completing the woodsmans (second) quest at Dangshan
   Mountain (06.03.10).

Taie Sword (paladin):

   Common attack power 77-87
   Attack speed -10%
   Critical strike frequency +50% (concealed, metal)
   Strength +60
   Shoot rate +300
   Attack distance +2
   Maximum mana +200

   Requires level 42, strength 180

   Found in Hu Hais living quarters in the Epang Palace (06.11.03).

Warrior Club (muscleman):

   Common attack power 5-5
   Attack speed +20%
   Earth attack power 5-5
   Common attack power +100% (concealed, earth)
   Strength +20
   Constitution +20
   Maximum hit points +50
   Shoot rate +20%

   Requires level 24, strength 140

   Located in a cave in Dangshan Mountain (06.03.10).

Yuchang Sword (assassin):

   Common attack power 35-38
   Attack speed +50%
   Water attack power 12-14
   Deadly strike frequency +50% (concealed, water)
   Shoot rate +300
   Hit point absorbing rate +25%
   Maximum hit points +120
   Knockdown rate +60%

   Requires level 20, strength 75, dexterity 100

   Acquired after completing the scholars quest in Yongxian County
   (06.03.03).

Zhanlu Sword (paladin):

   Common attack power 15-19
   Attack speed +30%
   Water attack power 50-57
   Water attack power +40% (concealed, water)
   Frozen rate +60%
   Fire defense power +180
   Dexterity +40
   Maximum mana points +100

   Requires level 35, strength 80, dexterity 140

   Acquired from Wu Xin at Taishan Mountain (06.05.06).


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* 05.00.00 GAMEPLAY TIPS                                                     *
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The on-line manual includes more information than the hardcopy manual, so be
sure to look through it as well.

You can leave objects on the ground and not worry about them disappearing.  So
once you start accumulating more equipment components than you know what to do
with, pick a central city (like Xianyang) and leave excess objects there.

Dont try to chase fleeing enemies.  Usually theyll just lead you to more
enemies.  Instead, ignore them.  Shortly theyll return to attack you again.

You dont need to use the exchange item interface when transferring objects
between characters.  You can just drag the objects to a characters portrait
(no matter how far away the characters are from each other).

Similarly, you can click on character portraits when using the repair and
make-items skills.  You dont need to transfer objects to the paladin.

Of the five elements, the most important one to be able to resist is fire.
Thats because the (difficult) final battle of the game will expose you to
fire attacks.

Your party gains experience for disarming traps.

In general, during conversations youll get the best results if you: look at
the other person, be humble, never ask for a reward.

After you finish conversations with people, immediately talk to them again to
see if they say something new.  There are a few quests that are initiated that
way.

If spellcasters have an elemental attack power attribute attached to a piece
of equipment, then when they cast a spell, any attack power that is from the
same element as the spell will be added to the spell.  (For example, all fire
attack power attributes will be added to the earth-fire dragon spell for
witches.)  You must enhance spellcasters in this way for them to be effective.

When adding gems to weapons, add common attack power for paladins, musclemen,
and assassins; add fire attack power for witches; and add water attack power
for wizards.

To gain the use of a concealed attribute on a piece of equipment, the
corresponding revealing piece of equipment must be marked by the correct
promoting element.  The equipment relationships work this way: the left ring
reveals attributes for left-handed and two-handed weapons, the right ring
reveals for right-handed weapons and shields, belts reveal for body armor, and
necklaces reveal for helmets.

To disarm traps or unlock chests, make device master the right hand skill
for your assassin, and then right click on the trap or chest.

Skills and spells that cause a symbol to appear over your characters heads do
not overlap.  So, for example, dont try using burning bloody blade and
invincible at the same time.  Characters will only use one of the two.


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* 06.00.00 WALKTHROUGH                                                       *
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| 06.01.00 Notes                                                             |
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Some notes on the walkthrough:

1. Im treating the top of the screen as north.  Characters in the game will
often give you directions, but their directions are usually wrong (and all but
random), so believe me rather than them.

2. Im putting locations in the first chapter where you can visit them (more
or less).  If you dont want to do them in that order, you dont have to.

3. Ill refer to Fu Su as you most of the time.

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| 06.02.00 Chapter One                                                       |
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Your main goal in this chapter is to reach Xianyang so you can talk to your
father.  But there isnt any hurry, so you can do a lot of exploring along the
way.  Once you reach Xianyang, youll need to talk to General Huan Feng to
complete the chapter.

* ======================== *
* 06.02.01 Zhaocun Village *
* ======================== *

You start out in the northwestern corner of the area.  Youre wounded, but
since your constitution isnt very high yet, you wont regenerate your hit
points automatically.  So one of the first things you need to do is find a
healer.  Luckily, there is one in the village.  Her name is Zhao Qian, and you
can find her on the eastern side of the village, standing next to a house.
Once you get close enough to her, youll initiate a cut scene, and shell heal
you.

Now you just need to explore the rest of the area.  Some of the things youll
find include:

-- Zhao Si: Hell give you some background information.  If youre rude to
   him, eventually youll be able to attack him.  (And he attacks with a bow,
   so hes easy to kill.)

-- Old woman (in a house on the eastern side of the village): Shell tell you
   she has lost her recipe book.  The book is right next to her front door, in
   a pot.  When you give the book to her, tell her twice that you dont need a
   reward.  Then in total youll receive 150 experience points, 2 fame points,
   and a low-level magical sword (in the well behind the house).  If you ask
   for a reward, youll only receive the experience.

      Young man, if you still cant find [the sword] for me, it must be
      fate! -- Old woman

   Note: The sword is random, and its not created until the old woman tells
   you its in the well.  So feel free to save before talking to the woman, to
   make sure you get a good sword.

-- Hunter (at an intersection near the center of the village): If you look at
   him youll notice hes poisoned, and then you can get a quest to retrieve
   some antidote for him.  The antidote is in his house, and his house is on
   the southern edge of the village.  When you bring the antidote to him
   youll receive 150 experience points, unless you demanded a reward when you
   talked to him, and then youll receive a tiger skin.

-- Old man (outside a house near the center of the village): Hell tell you
   about the five elements.  Everything he says is covered in the manual, but
   if you listen to him youll receive +1 wisdom.

-- Zhao Cheng (outside a house on the western side of the village): Pat him to
   get his attention, and then take the if people were not so greedy
   conversation option.  Youll receive 200 experience points and a quest.
   Dont worry about the quest for now.  You wont find the paradise hes
   looking for until a later chapter.

-- Zhao Qian (the second time): Tell her you hope you can see her again, and
   shell give you two double-spore mushrooms.

-- Woodsman (next to a well east of the village): Hell ask you to retrieve
   his axe from a bear in the cave.  There are actually two bears in the cave,
   but you should be able to draw them to you one at a time and defeat them
   relatively easily (especially if youve done some of the other side quests
   first).  When you give the woodsman his axe, youll receive 300 experience
   points.

-- Cave (northeast of village): This is the cave where you end up after Zhao
   Qian heals you.  Inside you can fight some tiger fish, and at the back of
   the cave is a treasure chest.  The tiger fish re-spawn after a short time,
   so you can hang out inside the cave for a while if you want some extra
   experience.  Also, you dont have to worry about poison; it wont last long
   or do much damage.

   Note: The chest will always have a metal-based (yellow) ring, and the sword
   you find from the old woman will always be water-based (blue).  So if the
   sword has a concealed attribute, the ring will bring it out.

There are also some wolves in the forest around the village, which you can
kill for some extra experience.  Once youre ready to move on, head southeast
and take the Yangzhou exit.

* ================= *
* 06.02.02 Yangzhou *
* ================= *

As soon as you enter the area youll trigger a cut scene, and then Kong Gang
will join your party.  There isnt any reason not to accept him, so leave him
in your party and then explore the city.  Here are some of the things youll
find:

-- Carpenter (wandering west of the magistrates office): Hell offer to teach
   you how to make saddles, fishing rods, and ropes and hooks -- for 300 gold
   each.  You probably cant afford his tutelage yet, but remember where he
   is.  All three objects will be part of quests later.

-- Chef (inside the inn): Hell ask you to fetch him some red dates.  There
   are two places you can get the dates, from the vegetable peddler right next
   to the inn (for 50 gold), and from a house next to the prison (on a table).
   When you give the dates to the chef, hell reward you with 100 gold.  Then
   if you talk to the chef again, hell tell you about cooking, and youll
   receive +2 charm.

-- Prison (eastern side of city): You need to have Kong Gang in your party so
   you can talk your way past the gate guard.  But once inside, you have a
   choice.  You can either continue to let Kong Gang talk so you can move
   around freely, or you can fight the prison guards.  Youll get more
   experience plus some equipment if you fight, but its the more difficult
   approach.  If you decide to fight, its best to move away from the entry
   stairs since guards will regularly spawn there.

   Regardless of your choice, eventually youll need to head south into the
   prison and talk to Meng Tian.  Once that (automatic) conversation finishes,
   youll be teleported outside of the prison and not be able to go back
   inside, so do as much fighting and looting as you can first.  Once outside
   the prison it wont matter which choice you made.  The guards wont be
   hostile, and youll be able to go about your business.

   Note: As far as I know, there isnt any way to rescue Meng Tian.

When youre ready to move on, head to the southwestern corner of the area, and
then take the most eastern of the two exits there.

* ============================== *
* 06.02.03 Beidi Courier Station *
* ============================== *

This is a tiny area.  Just go inside the station and tell the courier that you
are there to relieve him.  Hell give you an official document, and youll
receive 500 experience points.  (If you make the wrong dialogue choice, youll
have to fight the courier to get the document.  Youll receive fewer
experience points that way, but you might pick up some equipment or gold, so
either way is about as good.)  Then head for Beidi Prefecture.

* ========================= *
* 06.02.04 Beidi Prefecture *
* ========================= *

This area is mostly wilderness, and youll get to fight wolves, white wolves,
white tigers, and even bandits.  Plus, there are a couple points of interest:

-- In the southwestern part of the area youll find a hunters house.  The
   hunter inside will pay 80 gold for wolf bones.  That sounds like a good
   deal, since its about twice as much as shopkeepers will pay, but as long
   as Fu Su has the make-things skill, you should instead combine the wolf
   bones with low-grade copper rocks (assuming you have more rocks than you
   know what to do with) to create rings you can sell for about 300 gold
   each.

-- In the eastern part of the forest youll find a man next to a well.  Hell
   tell you theres a treasure in the well and ask you to help him retrieve
   it.  Inside the well youll find a middle-aged man who will warn you to
   leave, and youll also meet up with the first man again.  When you talk to
   the first man, youll discover that he led you into a trap, and about five
   tigers will appear and attack you.

      Tiger brothers, come on!  Here comes your supper! -- Man

   Once you defeat the tigers, go back and talk to the middle-aged man.
   Youll find out that the first man was an unhappy spirit who was killed by
   the tigers and then decided to lead others to the same fate.  But because
   you killed the tigers, the middle-aged man will be able to rest in peace,
   and youll receive 1000 experience points.

-- At the northern edge of the area is another cave.  Inside you can find some
   tigers and tiger fish, plus two treasure chests.

At the gate to Beidi Prefecture you can either bribe the guards to let you in
(not a good idea), or you can claim to be a courier and show them the official
document you picked up earlier.  When you do, youll be able to move past the
guards and open up the gate to the city.

   Hey, do you know?  The First Emperor is dead!  It seems that therell be
   some world-shaking turmoil. -- Citizen

There are also some side quests in the city:

-- In the inn (at the eastern edge of the city), you can convince the waiter
   that there is nothing wrong with the inns well, and for your efforts
   youll receive 800 experience points and 1 fame point.

-- Also in the inn you can do a quest for the innkeeper.  Hell tell you about
   a rascal who has been eating and drinking at the inn for the last 10 days
   but who hasnt paid his bill.  So head east and confront the rascal.  He
   wont think much of you, and youll have to fight him to teach him a
   lesson.  The rascal has a lot of hit points and hits hard, but he doesnt
   hit often, and so Fu Su and Kong Gang should be able to take him.  Once
   youve defeated him, hell surrender and give you the gold he owes the
   innkeeper.  When you return to the innkeeper, youll have some options.
   You can keep the gold yourself (-2 fame points), give the gold to the
   innkeeper but then accept half of them back (800 experience points, 2 fame
   points), or let the innkeeper keep all of the gold (1600 experience
   points, 3 fame points).

      Ouch, ouch.  Im hurt!  My stomach... -- Rascal

-- In Peng Yus house (near the center of the city) youll meet Peng Yus
   wife.  Shell tell you that her husband is a drunkard and ask you to help.
   Agree to help (which rewards you with 1 fame point) and then head back to
   the inn.  In the northern room is a drunkard who is really Peng Yu.  Tell
   him that his wife only nags him about drinking because she loves him so
   much, and hell head back home a new man.  Youll receive 500 experience
   points and 2 more fame points for the deed, and when you talk to Peng Yu
   and his wife again youll receive a book of +10 wisdom and 600 more
   experience points.  (You should save the book for a spellcaster rather than
   use it on Fu Su or Kong Gang.)

-- In Liao Yis house (at the western edge of the city) you can find Liao
   Yi.  If you talk to the naughty child outside his house, youll learn
   hes a wizard, and youll be able to start a long conversation with him
   about somebody named Lu Buwei.  After the conversation you can ask Yi to
   join you.  Hell say he has to think about it, and when you ask him again
   hell still be undecided, but on the third try hell join you (there might
   be some sort of requirement for Yi to join you, but if so it is very low).

   Note: In a shelf behind Yi is Lus Almanac (permanent +80 mana points).

When youre ready to move on, take the westernmost exit inside the city.

* ====================== *
* 06.02.05 Lixian County *
* ====================== *

This is a small area with a few side quests:

-- Old man (wandering near the center of the village): Hell tell you he has
   broken his fishing rod and needs a new one.  If you learned the fishing rod
   schematic from the carpenter in Yangzhou (and have some tendon), you can
   make a rod for the old man and gain the Meteor Crossbow in return.  (You
   wont be able to identify the crossbow until you reach Xianyang.)

-- Tuaner (wandering just north of the village): Shell ask you to pretend to
   be her father (who was forced to work on the Great Wall and who is probably
   dead), to help lift the spirits of her mother.  Ask the girl questions
   about her family and then agree to help her (which is worth 2 fame points).
   The mother is in the easternmost house in the village, but save your game
   before talking to her.  Shell test you to make sure youre her husband,
   and while some of the answers you should know from talking to Tuaner, some
   require trial and error.  If you navigate the conversation correctly you
   can earn up to 3700 experience points and 3 fame points, plus make the
   mother happy.

   But note: Youll give the mother one quarter of your gold at the end of the
   conversation, so drop all your gold before talking to her.

   Then go back and talk to Tuaner to receive an emerald.

-- Middle aged man (wandering west of the village): Talk to him and hell
   teach you how to make puppets.

-- Herbalist (west of the village): Hell tell you how his thousand-year
   fungus was stolen by bandits, and ask you to retrieve it for him.  The
   bandits can be found at the northwestern corner of the map, and the fungus
   is in one of their huts.  (The other hut has a locked chest youll have to
   ignore for now.)  When you bring the fungus back to the herbalist youll
   receive 1000 experience points and 1 fame point.

      This Thousand-year Fungus must be sold at a good price.  Ha, ha, ha, I
      will be rich! -- Herbalist

-- Ji Quan (in a house on the eastern side of the village): Tell him how tasty
   roasted meat is, and then dont interrupt him.  Shortly youll receive an
   iron ring that always seems to include a bonus to strength.

   Note: You must have completed the chefs quest in Yangzhou and also talked
   to the chef about cooking in order to do this quest.

   Another note: This quest doesnt work in the retail release of the game.

Unknown: Does anybody ever want a puppet?

Then head back to Yangzhou and take the exit to Yanmen Pass.

* ==================== *
* 06.02.06 Yanmen Pass *
* ==================== *

The main place of interest here is the inn north of where you start.  Inside
youll find a young man of a different race.  If you talk to him long enough
five assassins (the men who had been standing outside the inn) will jump in
and attack him.  When you help the man defeat the assassins, youll learn that
he is really Modu, son of the Khan, and that he has some family problems
similar to yours.  Hell ask you to help him kill his father, and then hell
leave the area and wait for you at the Hun Barracks.

There are also some side quests in the area:

-- Merchant (standing next to the inn): Hell offer to either sell you a
   leather coat (for 800 gold) or sell you a leather coat and teach you how
   to make leather coats on your own (for 1500 gold).  Youll need a leather
   coat for a quest later on in Chapter One, but its possible to get a
   leather coat for free in Chapter Two, so decide if you want to spend your
   money.

   Note: Even though the leather coat the merchant sells you might be pretty
   good, any coat you make will be level 1 without any attributes (itll be
   just like any other quest item you make).  However, if you learn the
   schematic, the merchant will offer to pay you 700 gold for leather coats,
   so you could potentially make a profit on the deal, provided you have an
   excess of materials and dont mind coming back to Yanmen Pass.

   Also note: The leather coat has the %d cost forging bug in 1.16b, giving
   you even less reason to buy the schematic.

-- Cui Xiao (in the eastern house): Hell ask you to figure out why his
   neighbors well works, but his doesnt.  When you go to the neighbor (in
   the house to the west), hell tell you that a strange sound has been coming
   from Xiaos well.  So go back to Xiaos house and then enter the well next
   to it.  Inside youll find a few tiger fish, plus a tiger fish king.  When
   you kill the creatures youll receive 1 fame point, and when you go back
   and talk to Cui Xiao youll receive 1000 experience points.

      How can a monster get into a well?  Strange!  Incredible! -- Cui Xiao

-- Cave (northern part of area): The cave is locked, but youll notice a
   sculpture of a woman with a hairpin and a man with a bow and arrow.  Just
   keep the cave in mind for later.

Once youve finished the side quests, head to the northeastern corner of the
area.  Youll find some Qin soldiers, led by a commander named Wu Qi, standing
next to the gate.  If you attacked the prison in Yangzhou (or perhaps if
youve attacked soldiers anywhere), then talking to Wu Qi will cause the
soldiers to attack; otherwise Wu Qi will simply mention there are bandits in
the area.  The soldiers arent too difficult to kill (although there are a lot
of them); just keep Liao Yi out of harms way.

Then exit the area for the Hun Barracks -- provided you can.  You have to be
at least level 10 to visit the barracks, so if you havent reached that level
yet, either wander around for a while and fight some random battles, or else
come back to the barracks later.

* ===================== *
* 06.02.07 Hun Barracks *
* ===================== *

Youll find Modu in the southern part of the area, right next to where you
start out.  Eventually youll have to add him to your party (if you want to do
his quest), but you dont have to add him right away.  If hes not in your
party, then the Huns in the area will attack you on sight (after youve talked
to them once), and youll be able to pick up some equipment and experience.
Otherwise, if Modu is with you, youll be able to move around unhindered.

So attack the Huns or not, but add Modu to your party before entering any of
the tents.  In one of the northwestern tents, youll find a Hun soldier who
thinks you look like a spy, but who will be willing to ignore that fact if you
find his sword for him.  The sword is located in the tent to the east.  Its
called Di Mengs long sword.  When you return the sword to the soldier
youll receive 3000 experience points plus the Record of Warring States
(permanent +10 strength).

Note: In the southeastern tent youll be attacked for being a spy no matter
what.

In the Prime Ministers tent, the Prime Minister will decide to support Modu
rather than Touman the Khan, and hell tell you that Touman went hunting and
only took a few escorts with him.  So head to the northeastern part of the
camp (near a stage) and confront Touman.

This will probably be your most difficult fight so far.  Not only will you
have to attack Touman and his escorts, youll also have to deal with a couple
monsters.  So as soon as the cut scene ends, take your entire party and send
it west to (roughly) the Prime Ministers tent.  Most of the enemies will
chase you but then stop and go back to the stage.  So once youve escaped the
initial battle, go back to the stage and draw out the enemies one or two at a
time.  The monsters wont stray far from the stage, but you should be able to
draw out Touman and his escorts.

Touman will be tough to kill, even if you have him all by himself.  He has
lots of hit points, he regenerates quickly, and he has an attack that causes
your characters to run away in fear.  But just plug away and use healing items
when necessary, and eventually he should go down.  The monsters will also be
tough, but not as tough as Touman, and you should be able to handle them even
fighting both at once.

When you go back to the Prime Minister youll discover why he didnt tell you
about the monsters -- he wants to be Khan himself, and he wants you dead.  So,
just as soon as the cut scene ends, and just like in the last battle,
immediately take your party and have it run away.  Then use hit and run
tactics to whittle away the Prime Ministers forces and eventually kill the
Prime Minister himself.  Hes not as tough as Touman, but its still better if
you can kill him without any of his guards around.

Once the battle is over, Modu will leave your party and youll find yourself
in the Khans tent.  Modu will then give you the Juque Sword.  Go ahead and
start a conversation with Modu and invite him back into your party.  Even if
you dont want him back, you have to invite him so you can steal his
equipment, especially the body armor he starts with (assuming you didnt grab
it before).  Then either keep him or dismiss him and head to the North Suburb
of Xianyang.

* ================================= *
* 06.02.08 North Suburb of Xianyang *
* ================================= *

This is a small area, mostly made up of an encampment for the Second Emperor.
If you approach the encampment, a commander will warn you off, even if you
claim to be a courier.  North of the encampment you can talk to a woodsman who
will tell you of a secret way to get in.  All you have to do is go through the
dangerous cave to the east.  (You can also storm the gate if you want, but
its more difficult.)

The cave has three tigers in it, but they shouldnt pose much of a problem.
Outside the cave youll run into a bunch of Qin soldiers.  Luckily, you can
face them in small groups and dispatch them relatively easily.  Just make sure
you dont chase fleeing enemies and cause nearby soldiers to join the fight.

In the southeastern corner of the area youll find a tent marked the
emperors living quarters.  When you go inside youll get to eavesdrop on a
conversation between your brother the emperor and his advisors, where it
becomes clear the advisors are in control rather than the emperor.

Once the cut scene ends, kill any more soldiers you want (realizing that newly
spawned soldiers dont give experience or equipment), and then exit the area
for Xianyang.

* ================= *
* 06.02.09 Xianyang *
* ================= *

Note: You can identify level 9 objects (like the Juque sword and the meteor
crossbow) in Xianyang.  Just go into a shop and use the identify option.

Explore the city to discover several side quests:

-- Old man and Minger (outside in the southwestern part of city): Talk to the
   old man and hell tell you how Minger damaged a scarf left to him by his
   mother.  Agree to help them, and youll receive 800 experience points.  You
   can fix the scarf at the embroideress house in the northern part of the
   city.  Tell the embroideress the reason you need the scarf repaired so
   shell only charge you 100 gold (otherwise itll cost 500 gold) and then
   walk all the way across the city to talk to the old man again.  Then walk
   across the city to fetch the repaired scarf, and then walk all the way back
   to give the scarf to the old man.  Your reward for all that walking?  1000
   experience points and 1 fame point.

-- Scholar (in a house in the southwestern part of the city): Ask the scholar
   to tell you the story of Zhi Shen, and youll have some options.  If you
   say Zhi Shen was the head of the family... then youll receive 1500
   experience points.  If you say Whoever can bring prosperity... then
   youll receive 1800 experience points.  If you say Zhi Guo was
   objecting.... and then agree, youll receive 1000 experience points and +2
   charm.  Otherwise, if you disagree, youll receive 1000 experience points
   and +1 wisdom.  Since Fu Su doesnt need charm, getting the extra point of
   wisdom is probably the best idea.

-- Le Bo (outside in the southern part of the city): Hell approach you and
   start a conversation.  Eventually hell give you the back door key to Fu
   Sus residence, and hell suggest you talk to General Huan Feng.

-- Pingr (in a house on the eastern side of the city): Shell tell you how
   she broke her fathers wine jug and ask you to help her replace it.  Go
   ahead and agree.  You can buy a new jug in the shop near the center of the
   city.  The grocer there will initially ask you for 800 gold, but if you
   decline that and talk to him again, hell sell it for 600 gold.  When you
   give the jug to Pingr youll receive 1000 experience points plus the
   hairpin necessary to enter the cave in Yanmen Pass.

   Note: The hairpin cave has some difficult monsters in it, and you can only
   enter it once, so dont rush right off to explore it.

-- A girl (outside a house on the eastern side of the city): Shell tell you
   how shes in love with Brother Lin, but how Lin cant afford her dowry.  If
   you pay the dowry yourself youll receive 1000 experience points and 1 fame
   point.  If you instead go into the house and convince the father to let the
   girl marry Lin, youll receive 1500 experience points and 2 fame points,
   plus youll be able to talk to the girl again and receive 1500 more
   experience points.

   Note: There is a matchmaker in the city, but there doesnt seem to be any
   way to get her involved.

-- A house servant (wandering around the intersection near the center of the
   city): Hell offer to pay you 2000 gold for a leather coat.  This is the
   payoff for buying the leather coat (or the schematic) in Yanmen Pass.  When
   you give the coat to the servant, hell also give you some amber.

-- Fuqiu Bo (wandering in the northern part of the city): Talk to him and
   hell give you the book of songs (permanent +10 charm).

-- Old man (standing outside south of the prison): Talk to him to earn +1
   wisdom.

-- Fu Sus residence (western side of city): You cant go in the front door,
   but you can go in the back, just as soon as you get the key from Le Bo in
   the southern part of the city.  Inside the residence you can find a bunch
   of enemy guards, plus two documents -- Yaers (your wifes) suicide note,
   and The Art of War by Sun Bin (permanent +60 earth defense power).

      We cant live together in this life, and I hope to continue our happy
      fate in the next. -- Yaer

Once youve completed the side quests, head over to General Huan Fengs
residence in the northern part of the city.  Tell the gate sentries that
youre a courier so theyll unlock the gate.  Then talk to Feng to discover
your father might have been murdered.  Once the cut scene ends, talk to Feng
again and hell suggest looking east of Xianyang to find a skilled
craftsman, someone who can help you enter your fathers tomb.

Note: You dont need the official document any more.  Or the suicide note.

As soon as you leave the area, Chapter Two will start.  However, instead of
following Fengs advice and going east, return the way you came and head back
to Zhaocun Village.

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| 06.03.00 Chapter Two                                                       |
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In this chapter you need to find a skilled craftsman (Xiao Qi in Pengcheng)
and then perform a quest for him.

* ======================== *
* 06.03.01 Zhaocun Village *
* ======================== *

When you arrive back in the village, youll find that some soldiers have put
it to the torch and are now intent upon finishing off the last few of its
citizens.  Zhao Qian can last indefinitely, but the hunter and the woodsman
are vulnerable, and if you can keep them from getting killed, youll receive
4000 experience points for the woodsman and 3000 experience points for the
hunter.  Zhao Qian will offer to join your party after the battle.

You can also talk to some of the remaining villagers.  Zhao Cheng is still
looking for paradise, and the village head will tell you the legend of Gui
Guzi, who might have created just such a paradise.  All you have to do is find
the entrance to the paradise through one of the caves in the area.

There are four caves east of the village.  The one leading to the paradise is
the northernmost cave.  To get to the paradise youll have to pass some tests
and kill some monsters.  You can probably pass through some of the earlier
tests without problem, but there isnt any way to reach the paradise this
early in the game.  So just poke around the northern cave as much as you can,
and then explore the other three caves.  (See 06.05.08 for information on the
paradise.)

When youre ready to move on, head to the North Suburb of Xianyang (via the
Beidi Prefecture).

* ================================= *
* 06.03.02 North Suburb of Xianyang *
* ================================= *

This area is about the same as before, except now the emperors encampment is
gone.  Furthermore, lots of wolves and ogres (aka monkeys) will have taken
up residence in the area.  The wolves in particular are useful because they
re-spawn quickly, and so you can use them to pick up lots of low-level animal
parts for building things.

When killing wolves gets boring, go to Yongxian County (via Xianyang).

* ======================== *
* 06.03.03 Yongxian County *
* ======================== *

Fight some wolves on the eastern side of the area, and then head west into the
village.  The main event here occurs in the pawn shop (on the eastern side of
the village).  When you go inside youll trigger a cut scene where you help a
girl buy some medicine.  The girl looks like Yao Tong, the wife of your
twelfth brother Ying Gao, so follow her when she leaves.  When you find her
south of the village youll arrive just in time to thwart some guards trying
to kill her and her husband.  Dispatch the dozen or so guards and then find
Tong and Gao in one of the southern houses in the village.  Youll trigger
another cut scene where Gao tells you that the emperor and his advisor Zhao
Gao have hunted down and killed most of your brothers and sisters.  Then hell
die and Tong will leave for Lixian County.

There are also a couple of side quests:

-- Scholar and Ah Lan: Talk to the scholar (in a northern house) and then
   trade messages between him and Ah Lan (in a southern house).  This is their
   way of agreeing to marry each other, and when you complete the quest, the
   scholar will offer to give you a short sword -- just as soon as he can find
   it.  Hell tell you to come back in a few days, but really its a matter of
   fame and not time.  (36 fame isnt enough, but 41 is.)  Once he gives you
   the sword, youll discover its the Yuchang sword, a pretty good weapon for
   assassins.

   Note: If you take the (badly translated) dialogue option I hope youll
   take it then youll receive 1 fame point.

-- A wandering boy (northwestern corner of area): The boy will tell you how
   his father left some valuables in the cave nearby.  Agree to help and then
   go in the cave.  Youll have to defeat a bunch of bandits, but at the back
   of the cave youll find two chests.  Just in case their descriptions scroll
   off the edge of your screen, the left one reads, The treasure contained in
   this chest can never be used up through all the ages.  The right one
   reads, The treasure contained in this chest is only enough for one
   lifetime.  When you go back out to talk to the boy, hell give you a key
   to open one of the chests.  The left chest contains a message from the
   father chastising the boy.  The right chest contains a moneybag (2000
   gold).  It doesnt matter which one you open.  Either way youll receive
   2000 experience points and 3 fame points, unless you open the right chest
   and keep the money, and then youll lose 1 fame point.

Unknown: What does an old man gifted in making riddles do?

When youre ready to move on, head back to Lixian County so you can add Yao
Tong to your party (assuming you want her).  While youre in the area, you can
also unlock the chest in one of the bandit huts.  Then head to Hanzhong
Prefecture (via Xianyang).

* ============================ *
* 06.03.04 Hanzhong Prefecture *
* ============================ *

Explore the area and discover the side quests:

-- Scholar (outside on the eastern side of the village): Talk to her to learn
   about the jade seal of the First Emperor, and earn +1 wisdom in the
   process.

-- Hunter (outside near the center of the village): Hell ask you to find him
   a quality trap for catching animals.  You wont be able to make a trap for
   him until Chapter Three (see 06.04.01), but when you do youll have a
   choice.  You can remind him to pay you (500 experience points, 500 gold),
   or you can forget it (8000 experience points).

   Note: In version 1.16b you probably wont be able to complete this quest
   because of the %d cost forging bug.

-- Lu Pings house (eastern side of village): Lu Ping will tell you how he has
   a secret room under his house, but how he doesnt know how to get inside.
   Agree to help him and then take the secret tunnel underground.  Explore
   until you find the door, and realize its just a riddle.  The correct
   answer is frost.  Inside the secret room youll find three locked chests,
   plus a copy of The Book of Mountains and Seas (permanent +80 hit points) in
   one of the shelves.  When you go back to Lu Ping hell reward you with 2000
   gold.

-- Xiaoli (inside a house on the eastern side of the village): Shell ask you
   to read a letter from her husband.  Youll lose fame and savvy if you tell
   her what the letter really says, so instead lie to her and say that her
   husband is in good health.  Youll receive 1 fame point, +1 savvy, and +1
   charm.

You can also find a wandering blacksmith (merchant) south of the town, and a
bandit camp east of the town.  When youre ready to continue on, head to the
Sanchuan Prefecture.

   I am... a fat lamb?  Only if you have the capability! -- Fu Su

* ============================ *
* 06.03.05 Sanchuan Prefecture *
* ============================ *

Explore the city and find the following people and side quests:

-- Beggar (sitting outside of inn): Talk to him and take the you have your
   own hands dialogue options.  Then youll receive 1500 experience points.
   (If you talk to him a second time youll also receive a journal entry.)

-- Drinker (inside of inn): If you pay him 200 gold, hell tell you about Jin
   Hai, a trainer of assassins.  (This isnt necessary if youre not looking
   to add another assassin to your party.)  Then if you talk to him again
   hell offer to tell you another secret for 400 gold.  Dont pay him this
   time; he wont really have a secret.

-- Xun Huo and Ma San: As you walk east of the inn youll be approached by Xun
   Huo.  Hell tell you that Ma San is planning to attack him.  So walk over
   to Ma San (standing north of the inn, in front of Xun Huos house) and talk
   to him.  If you decide to teach him a lesson (that is, attack him) youll
   receive 1000 experience points when you talk to Huo next.  If you talk some
   sense into him, youll receive 1500 experience points and 2 fame points,
   and then when you report to Huo youll receive 1500 more experience points.

      I want to take his life because I want to! -- Ma San

-- Hou Xun: As you move through the southern part of the city youll be
   approached by Hou Xun (not to be confused with Xun Huo).  Hell tell you
   how he lost a gem at Yan the Butchers shop, and hell ask you to get it
   back.  So go visit Yan the Butcher next to the inn and demand the gem back.
   Youll have to fight Yan, but eventually hell surrender and give you a
   sapphire.  When you give the sapphire back to Xun, hell give you a leather
   coat, and youll also receive 1 fame point.  (If you decide to keep the
   sapphire youll lose a fame point.)

-- Jin Hais estate (southern part of city): If you go in the main building
   you can talk to Jin Hai.  Assuming you learned that he trains assassins
   (from the drinker at the inn) Hai will offer you the assassin Tian Yuelin
   for 6000 gold.  Yuelin is in the side room of the estate, but before
   shell join your party you might have to defeat her in battle with Fu Su
   alone (depending on how your conversation with her goes).

-- Peasant (standing in the southwestern part of the city): Talk to him and
   hell teach you how to make spades.  Youll need a spade for a quest later.

-- Rain-Goose Pagoda (southwestern part of the city): If you go inside and
   defeat The Wanderer, hell tell you that you can find the Golden Dragon
   Helmet in a well near the tavern at Hejiang.  (but dont get too excited;
   you wont be able to reach Hejiang until Chapter Four.)

Note: You cant get into the commanders compound or the prison yet.

* ================== *
* 06.03.06 Yingchuan *
* ================== *

There are several side quests here to complete:

-- Xiaolong (standing on the northwestern part of the village): Hell tell you
   that Ah Zhu stole his wooden sword and then beat him with it.  Agree to
   help him get the sword back.  You can find Ah Zhu wandering on the western
   side of the village.  If you scare him into giving the sword back youll
   receive 1500 experience points.  If you instead persuade him, youll
   receive +1 wisdom.

      I dont want to be a robber.  I want to be a good man! -- Ah Zhu

   When you give the sword back to Xiaolong, hell tell you that he hid a
   wonderful stone in a tree in the forest.  The tree is in the northeastern
   corner of the area, and it always seems to contain a Plum-blossom Jade.

   Note: The blacksmith can teach you how to make wooden swords, but having
   your own wooden sword doesnt seem to influence Xiaolongs quest.

-- Sheng Cai (wandering in the northwestern part of the village): Hell tell
   you about a minor official named Wang Yan, and how Yan offended the local
   Magistrate and then suddenly found himself arrested for hiding weapons in
   his house.  Agree to help, and then find Yan in the prison.  (There doesnt
   seem to be any way to avoid the 3000-gold bribe.)  A desk near the center
   of the cell area will have the key to Yans cell, and youll need the key
   so you can enter the cell and talk to him.  Yan will give you more details
   about his problems with the Magistrate.

   Now you have a choice about how to complete the quest.  If you finish your
   conversation with Yan by using the I can settle that dialogue option,
   then youll try to clear his name.  If you finish with the Ill get
   prepared and rescue you option then youll try and break him out of
   prison.

   If you want to clear Yans name, leave the prison and go to his house (on
   the eastern side of the village).  Inside youll find a jade pendant on the
   floor.  Go back to Yan and ask him about it, and hell recognize it as
   belonging to his neighbor Li Duo.  Go talk to Duo (in his house next to
   Yans) and hell admit the pendant is his but deny having been in Yans
   house.  Go talk to Sheng Cai again and hell mention that Duo suddenly come
   into a lot of money recently, and that he has been visiting the County
   Office regularly.  Go back and search Duos house and youll discover keys
   to the door.  Trek back to the prison and Yan will tell you that the key
   belongs to his door.  Go back and talk to Duo again (in his house), and
   hell admit the Magistrate put him up to framing Yan.  Finally, go to the
   County Office and confront the Magistrate, and hell let Yan go.  In total
   youll receive 8500 experience points, +2 wisdom, and The Art of War by
   Shang Yang (permanent +60 fire defense power).

   It is much simpler to rescue Yan from prison.  For that case all you have
   to do is leave the prison, tell the official in charge of the prison (the
   guy you bribed before) that youre starting a jailbreak, and then kill
   whoever gets in your way until you reach Yan.  Then when you talk to Yan
   hell be freed and youll gain 2000 experience points, +2 wisdom, and The
   Art of War by Shang Yang.  But note: Because of all the guards youll have
   to kill, youll end up with more experience this way, plus gain some
   equipment.

-- Rich merchants estate (northern side of the village): When you go inside,
   the rich merchant will approach you and start a conversation.  Select the
   take it easy and dont overreact dialogue options and youll receive
   3000 experience points.  Then the merchant will tell you how some bandits
   on Yinghuiling Mountain have decided to blackmail him.  If he doesnt give
   up a family heirloom named the Jade Dancer, the bandits will kill his
   family.  Agree to look into the matter for him, but youll have to wait
   until the next area to complete the quest.

-- County Office (western side of the village): Youll find some rude guards
   in here, and its ok if you kill them.

-- An old man (standing next to the inn): The old man tells fortunes.  If you
   have Kong Gang in your party, the old man will tell him his fortune, and
   that will be enough to convince you hes for real.  Then you can learn your
   own fortune, but nothing seems to come of it.

When youre ready to move on, go to the northeastern corner of the area and
leave for Yinghuiling Mountain.

* ============================= *
* 06.03.07 Yinghuiling Mountain *
* ============================= *

Note: You cant enter this area until you take on the rich merchants quest
(06.03.06).

Follow the path east and talk to the scholar Zhang Liang when he approaches
you.  If you make friends with him, then youll be able to use his name when
talking to the bandits later, and be able to move around their camp freely.
(It doesnt matter if you tell him your true name or not, but youll see a cut
scene if you do.)  Also, if you talk to Liang a second time, youll be able to
ask him if he knows of any assassins.  Hell remember one who lives in Zhaocun
Village, but its Zhao Qians father, who is dead.

Farther down the path youll run into an herbalist who is trying to get roots
off the cliff face.  Hell ask you to bring him a rope and hook.  If you
learned the schematic from the carpenter in Yangzhou, then you can make the
rope and hook for him.  When you give it to him youll gain 1 fame point, and
the herbalist will tell you about a weapon you can have in his house (on the
eastern side of the area). What youll find is Extraordinary Green, a weapon
that looks good for spellcasters but isnt since it doesnt include enough
elemental damage.

Note: In version 1.16b you probably cant complete this quest because of the
%d cost forging bug.

Finally, youll run into the bandits, and you can fight them or not as you
wish.  In the back of the camp youll find the Hero-gathering Hall (a big
tent).  When you go inside youll first see a cut scene, and then youll have
to fight the bandits.  Zhang Liang will help you, and the battle will end once
youve defeated the bandit leader Han Cheng.  So if you want to get more
experience and equipment, save him for last.  Just be sure you dont let Liang
get killed.

After the battle, the bandit leader will agree to end the blackmail threat
against the rich merchant, and Zhang Liang will become available to join your
party, provided your fame is high enough.  (28 isnt high enough but 34 is.)
Then go back to Yingchuan and talk to the rich merchant.  Youll receive 1000
gold, 500 experience points, and 2 fame points for your efforts.

Then head to Handan (via Sanchuan Prefecture).

* =============== *
* 06.03.08 Handan *
* =============== *

Here are some of the people and side quests you can find in the city:

-- Sun Yi (wandering outside the southwestern city gates): Hell tell you that
   Liu Bang is in Peixian County.

-- Treasure merchant (inside inn): If you pay him 1000 gold, hell name a
   treasure you can retrieve for him.  That doesnt sound like a good deal,
   but go ahead and do it.  The first treasure is Monster Nafus Hoof, which
   you wont be able to find until Chapter Ten.

-- Liu Yan (inside inn): If you talk to the merchant standing outside the inn,
   youll learn that Liu Yan recently bought an expensive pearl.  Then when
   you talk to Yan hell offer you a quest to deliver the pearl to Fengxian
   County.  (However, you wont be able to deliver the pearl until Chapter
   Eight.)

-- Chunyu Qiu (in a civilian house on the western side of the city): After
   listening to her sing and having a short conversation with her, shell give
   you a quiz.  The answers are Cai Wei, the option that starts with Yin
   and Yang, and Chunyu Yue.  Once you get the answers correct, shell lead
   you to a secret library located under her house.

      But generally speaking, it is not proper to burn so many books and kill
      so many people. -- Fu Su

   During the ensuing cut scene, Qiu will attempt to kill herself, and youll
   get a quest to save her.  Youll need to find three herbs, and you can get
   them from the vagrant doctor who wanders around the southern half of the
   city.  Hell ask you for 8000 gold, and if you agree hell reveal that
   hes really Feng Yu, former doctor of the First Emperor, and hell give you
   the herbs for free.  Plus, hell also give you six god pills which
   completely restore hit points.

   With herbs in hand, all you have to do to heal Chunyu Qiu is approach her.
   Then when you talk to her again shell offer to join your party.

   Note: On one of the shelves in the library you can find a copy of The Art
   of War by Sun Tzu (permanent +60 metal defense power).

-- Ding Xuns house (near the center of the city): Ding Xun will be involved
   in a quest in Chapter Four (see 06.05.07).

-- Cui Na (wandering around the eastern side of the city): If you talk to him
   youll gain +1 charm.

Note: You cant get into the commanders compound yet.

When youre ready to move on, head to the southeastern corner of the area and
leave for Peixian County.

* ======================= *
* 06.03.09 Peixian County *
* ======================= *

This area is all about Liu Bang, the constable of the county.  If you talk to
people youll find out that Bang has rebelled against the empire by releasing
hundreds of prisoners, and that he hasnt been in the county for some time.

If you go to the northeastern corner of the area, youll find Bangs house.
Inside you can talk to his wife Lu Zhi.  Tell her that soldiers are looking
for Bang, and youll receive 2000 experience points.  Then go outside and talk
to Bangs son Xiaobao.  Hell offer to tell you a secret if you give him a
wooden sword.  You can get a wooden sword by learning the schematic from the
blacksmith in Yingchuan.  When you give the sword to Xiaobao, hell let you
know that Liu Bang is at Dangshan Mountain.

There are two other ways to learn Liu Bangs whereabouts:

-- Fan Kuai (in the dog meat shop on the eastern side of the village): When
   you have the option, take the I think he can help me dialogue option.
   Then talk to him again and take the You are not frank at all option.
   Kuai will then tell you where to find Liu Bang.

-- Xiahou Ying (in the inn): Talk to brother Wus wife (also in the inn)
   first, and shell tell you that Xiahou Ying is a friend of Liu Bangs.
   Then start a long conversation with Ying.  Answer ...

      o Dont you feel lonely?
      o We are fated to be together
      o Im here for you
      o I just want to make friends with you
      o Oh, forget it

   ... to earn 1500 experience points.  From that point on getting the
   information out of Ying should be relatively straightforward.

Once you complete one method to locate Bang, the others will become
unavailable, so the best method is the one involving his son.

There are also some people and places unrelated to Liu Bang:

-- Citizen (wandering in the southwestern corner of the area): You can ask the
   citizen about famous people in the area, and hell mention Xiao Qi, who can
   make a flying bird from a piece of wood.  Upon further prompting, the
   citizen will let you know that Qi is currently abroad, but that his brother
   Xiao He or his friend Liu Bang might know where he is.  However, not only
   is Bang missing, if you go to Hes home (near the center of the village),
   youll find out hes out of town, too.

-- Ah Cai (wandering near the center of the village): Hell ask you to help
   him beat off two dogs.  When you do youll gain 2 fame points.

-- The tower (northern part of the village): Inside youll find Xu Wu.  If you
   can beat him three times in one-on-one combat with Fu Su, youll gain (in
   total) 3 fame points and a random (level 7) King Nie sword.

      I admire you!  I admire you so much! -- Xu Wu

   Note: There is some requirement you have to meet before you can challenge
   Wu, but I dont know what it is.  (I dont think its fame.)

Unknown: Does Liu Kun have any purpose?

Since Liu Bang seems to be important, head south and leave the area for
Dangshan Mountain.

* ========================== *
* 06.03.10 Dangshan Mountain *
* ========================== *

Note: You cant enter this area until you complete one of the quests to
determine Liu Bangs location (06.03.09).

Near where you start out is a thatched hut.  Go to it and talk to the old
woman inside.  Shell ask you to find her grandson and bring him back home.
The grandson is west of the hut, wandering in the forest.  When you find him,
offer to play with him, and hell demand you bring him his darling baby.
The darling baby is at home, so go back to the hut and talk to the old woman.
Shell tell you that the baby is locked in a chest, but that her husband has
the key.  So leave the hut again but this time head south until you see an old
man.  Talk to him and hell give you the key.  Now head back to the hut,
unlock the chest, grab the toy, and go find the grandson again.  This time
when you talk to him you can give him the toy (worth 2000 experience points)
and tell him his grandmother worries about him as much as he worries about the
toy.  Then you can let him play a little longer (worth 3000 experience
points), threaten to take his toy away if he doesnt go home (4000 experience
points), or tell him he can play some more tomorrow (4500 experience points).

Near where the grandson was playing, youll find a woodsman and a cave.  The
woodsman will tell you how something in the cave frightened him, and how he
dropped a jade pendant when he ran away.  So explore the cave.  Youll find
three groups of monsters: three paoxiaos, two shanyis, and two zhuyans.  The
best way to deal with the monsters is to draw them to your party one at a
time.  Fortunately, the jade is next to the paoxiaos, and so you dont have to
face the other two groups if you wont want to (or cant).  However, if you
make it all the way to the back of the cave, youll find a Warrior Club.  And
when you give the jade back to the woodsman, youll receive 1500 experience
points and 2 fame points.

The woodsman also has a second quest.  Im not sure if theres any requirement
for receiving it.  Anyway, after you give the woodsman back his jade, talk to
him again and hell tell you about some overbearing and fierce people
heading to Chencheng for a bow.  (Talk to him a final time for +2 charm.)  In
Chencheng youll find a young woman west of the commanders office who will
tell you that she was just robbed.  Tell her to treat her wounds first (for
8000 experience points), and then agree to help her.  At the eastern gate of
the city youll be approached by a robber.  Hell tell you that the bandit
leader Hu Dao has gone mad and has started killing his own men.  Youll find
Hu Dao farther to the east.  Once you talk to him and kill him, youll find
the Sun-shooting bow, the book Classics on Stars, and some other treasures.
Then just talk to the woman again to automatically return the book to her and
also receive 8000 experience points and 3 fame points.  Shell let you keep
the bow as your reward.

On the western side of the forest is the reason you came to the area -- Liu
Bangs rebel encampment.  If you tell the rebels that youre looking for Bang
and that his wife sent you, theyll let you move around the encampment freely.
Otherwise youll have to fight them.  Regardless, make your way to the big
tent labeled Hall of the Mountain Village.  Inside, youll trigger a cut
scene where you meet Liu Bang for the first time, and Bang lets you know you
can find Xiao Qi in Pengcheng.

After the cut scene ends, you can talk to Liu Bang again.  If you suggest that
he establish moral standards for his men (perhaps only available if you
attacked the rebels), youll receive 2500 experience points.  You can also ask
Bang about Xiao Qi and how to get to Pengcheng.

When you leave the tent, Xiao He (Xiao Qis brother) will be standing outside,
but he wont say anything interesting.

Thats it for the area.  When youre ready to move on, head to the
southeastern corner and leave for Pengcheng.

* ================== *
* 06.03.11 Pengcheng *
* ================== *

Note: You cant enter this area until you talk to Liu Bang at Dangshan
Mountain (06.03.10).

When you enter the area youll discover a girl named Jing Wuji being attacked
by three bears.  However, after you rescue her youll find out she didnt
want your help, and shell challenge you to a duel.  The fight should be
pretty easy.  After youve defeated her, talk to her again and say you got
lucky.  That will earn you 2500 experience points.  Then go ahead and explore
the rest of the area.  (You cant do anything else with Wuji at the moment.)

Here are some of the people and things youll find:

-- Song Ji (in the inn): Hell complain hes never tasted the best wine.
   Youll find some wine for him in Chapter Four (see 06.05.07).

-- The wanderer (wandering near the pagoda in the northern part of the city):
   Supposedly he has a good forging skill, so if you dont learn that skill
   with Fu Su, the wanderer is where you should go when you want to make
   things.

-- Courier (standing outside the courier station): Hell complain that his
   saddle was stolen.  You can make a saddle if youve learned the schematic
   from the carpenter in Yangzhou.  When you give the saddle to the courier,
   hell give you 2000 gold.

-- Woman weavers home (eastern side of the city): Talk to the weaver to learn
   that her shuttle is broken.  Then go to the western side of the city to
   find the carpenter in his house.  Hell offer to sell you a shuttle (1000
   gold) or teach you to make shuttles (500 gold).  Once you have the
   shuttle, give it to the weaver to receive 3500 experience points and 2 fame
   points.

-- Jing Wujis home (northeastern part of the city): Inside you can finally
   talk to Xiao Qi.  Offer to help him if he helps you, and hell tell you
   about a monster shanyi that is terrorizing the city.  Youll have two
   option -- to find heavenly iron (in Jiujiang) and iron-pine wood (at
   Taishan Mountain) so Qi can make a trap for the monster, or simply go out
   and kill the monster yourself (on the high ground north of the city).  When
   you complete one of the quests, Jing Wuji will return to her home, and
   youll be able to recruit her into your party.  Qi will also let you know
   that Tian Gang of Hengshan Village helped build the First Emperors tomb,
   and that you should go talk to him.  Then when you leave the area, the
   chapter will end.

      Should I find him, in terms of certainty, we can make another 10
      percent! -- Fu Su

   Its probably best just to kill the monster shanyi (assuming you can).  If
   you pick up the trap parts for Xiao Qi, you wont get any experience for
   the quest, and, as far as I can tell, Qi never finishes making the trap
   anyway.  (Youll have to tell him time is running out so that he stops and
   introduces you to Jing Wuji.)  Meanwhile, if you kill the shanyi youll get
   some experience and perhaps a useful body part.

   However, for the purposes of the walkthrough, Im going to assume youre
   looking for the trap parts.  Mostly that just means Taishan Mountain and
   Jiujiang appear in Chapter Two rather than Chapter Three.

When youre ready to continue, head to Taishan Mountain.

* ========================= *
* 06.03.12 Taishan Mountain *
* ========================= *

The main thing to do here is get the iron pine for Xiao Qi (assuming youre
doing that quest).  You can find the iron pine tree on the western side of the
area, guarded by some monkeys.  Then just click on the tree to get the pine.

You can also find some other things of interest in the area:

-- Xus house (southern part of the village): Inside you can talk to Xu Shi
   and decide he looks familiar.  Hell come up again in Chapter Four (see
   06.05.06), so remember where he is.

      You know only money is important in this world. -- Xu Shi

-- The old beggar (standing next to the inn): He wont talk to you unless you
   buy him wine, so go into the inn and buy a jug of wine for 100 gold.  When
   you give it to the beggar youll receive 500 experience points, but the
   beggar still wont talk to you.  This time hell demand holy wine.  So go
   back into the inn and ask for it.  The innkeeper will try to charge you
   6000 gold for two bottles, but when you complain about the deal, hell
   offer to give you the wine if you can bring him some monkey fruit wine.

   That gives you two options -- to pay for the wine or go on a quest for it.
   Youll have to fight the beggar when you give him the wine, and hes much
   tougher than he sounds, so the slower (and cheaper) option is probably
   best (see 06.05.06 regardless).

-- Wu Xin (northwestern corner of the area): He wont talk to you until you
   complete the old beggars quest (see 06.05.06), but you can explore the
   buildings and the cave near him.  Plus, if you go underground you can find
   a cave blocked by a huge stone (not to mention a bunch of tiger fish).
   Just keep this area in mind for later.

When youre ready to move on, head to Jiujiang (via Pengcheng).

* ================= *
* 06.03.13 Jiujiang *
* ================= *

This is a small area.  Mostly all you need to do here is pick up some heavenly
iron from the meteor on the eastern edge (south of where you start).  But, of
course, there are also some side quests:

-- Wu Fugui (wandering in the village): Hell tell you how he bought a wolf
   thinking it was a puppy, and then hell ask you to kill the wolf so he can
   use his house again.  So go inside and kill the wolf (its just an ordinary
   wolf), and when you return to Fuqui youll receive 500 experience points
   and 1 fame point.

-- Zhi Bo (in one of the northern houses): Hell talk to you about death, and,
   when you have the choice, take the (long) dialogue option with regret in
   it.  Then Zhi Bo will tell you about his estranged son Zhi Qin, who
   conveniently lives right next door.  So talk to Qin, then talk to Bo again,
   and then talk to Qin again.  For resolving the conflict, Qin will give you
   the Gongbu Sword once your fame reaches 35 points.  Finally, talk to Bo
   again to receive 1 fame point.

-- Xiaoqi (wandering southwest of the village): Hell tell you he lost his
   brother Xiaoyi.  You can find Xiaoyi in a cave west of the village.  Youll
   have to defeat three monster paoxiaos, but once you get to Xiaoyi and talk
   to him youll receive 4000 experience points and 2 fame points.

-- Qing Bu (a muscleman in the northwestern part of the area):  Hell
   eventually ask to join your party, but I dont know what triggers the
   conversation.  Ive heard of it happening in Chapter Eight, but it can
   probably happen before then (and might require a certain amount of fame, or
   something else).  Also, there is a quest youll need to complete for Bu
   involving killing somebody named Zhuang Jia in Jiujiang.  (All of
   this is unverified by me.)

Unknown: A citizen west of the village will ask you if youve seen his dog Ah
Huang.  You can find Ah Huang in the northeastern corner of the area, but
there doesnt seem to be any way to get them together.

When youre ready to move on, head back to Pengcheng and give the trap parts
to Xiao Qi.  Then head to Hengshan Village (via Jiujiang).

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| 06.04.00 Chapter Three                                                     |
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In this chapter you need to find Tian Gang, a man who helped build the First
Emperors tomb.

* ========================= *
* 06.04.01 Hengshan Village *
* ========================= *

The main reason to be here is to find Tian Gang.  However, when you talk to
the villagers -- like Liu Gang (standing in the northeastern corner of the
area) or Liu Jing (wandering near his house) -- theyll tell you no such
person lives in the village.  But they will mention that the local blacksmith
has suddenly improved his skills.

So go talk to the blacksmith (in his shop on the western side of the village).
Hell tell you that his forging hammer was stolen, and that Feng Zhuang, Liu
Jing, and Quan Si were in the area when it happened.  Youll need to solve the
mystery, so talk to all three suspects:

-- Feng Zhuang (in his house near the middle of the village) will say he
   simply went to the blacksmiths shop to buy traps.

-- Liu Jing (now in his house near the middle of the village) will get scared
   when you question him.  If you tell him to be a man youll receive 500
   experience points.  Jing will then tell you about the bad luck hes had
   with his relatives.  If you feel sorry for him, give him some gold for
   medicine, and youll receive 500 more experience points.  (Youll lose 20%
   of your gold, so if you drop all your gold on the ground first, you wont
   lose anything.)  Finally, Jing will admit to having larceny in his heart,
   but hell claim Quan Si came into the shop at just the wrong moment and
   spoiled his plan.

-- Quan Si (with his rascals camped west of the town) has the hammer.  If you
   immediately call him a liar and then lie yourself and say someone saw him
   take the hammer, hell give you the hammer and youll gain +3 wisdom.  At
   that point you can admit to lying and fight him, or simply leave.  (You can
   also buy the hammer from him for 2000 gold if you want.)

When you give the hammer back to the blacksmith, youll receive 500 experience
points.  The blacksmith will then ask you who took it, and you can answer with
Quan Si (+3 wisdom), Liu Jing (4000 experience points), or its not
important (+3 charm).  Finally, you can ask the blacksmith about Tian Gang.
Hell tell you how he found a forging book authored by Tian Gang near the
backhill, and hell teach you how to make animal traps.

Note: Animal traps also have the %d cost bug in version 1.16b.

The backhill is simply the mountain range on the northern edge of the village,
and you can find a cave in it roughly north of where Quan Si is (or was).
Inside, youll find the cave to be heavily trapped, so hopefully your assassin
has some skill points in gold vision (to detect traps) and device master (to
disarm them).  If not, just walk through the traps and rest as you need to.

Note: What you might discover at this point is that disarming traps costs 20
mana.  So if you havent worried too much about wisdom and mana items for your
assassin, now is a good time to think about it.  This isnt the last place
where youll see a lot of traps.

After disarming the traps and killing some tiger fish, youll finally reach
Tian Gang.  Of course, he wont tell you how to get into the tomb -- at least,
not yet.  First youll have to prove your worthiness to him by stealing a jade
pendant from a merchant named Wu Jie in Hengshan Prefecture (aka Hengshan
City).

So leave the cave and head for the city.

* ============================ *
* 06.04.02 Hengshan Prefecture *
* ============================ *

The main thing to do here is get the jade pendant from Wu Jie.  So head to the
Wu residence (in the southern pat of the city) and approach Wu Jie.  Hell
start a conversation with you and tell you that his son Xiaohu has been
kidnapped by bandits.  To get the jade pendant, you can either pay Jie the
ransom amount (10,000 gold) or you can rescue the son from the bandits.  The
latter approach is cheaper and more fun -- and worth way more experience -- so
thats the one you should take.

You can find the bandits on the high ground north of the city.  Once you kill
them, go into the hut and approach the boy.  Hell thank you for rescuing him
and youll receive 6000 experience points.  Then head back to the city and
talk to Wu Jie again.  Hell give you the pendant and a book called Tactics of
Shima Rangju (permanent +60 wood defense power).

Note: As soon as you rescue Xiaohu, Han Xin will appear in the courtyard of
the Wu residence, and youll be able to recruit him to your party, provided
you can defeat him in one-on-one combat with Fu Su.  (It shouldnt be too hard
since Xin wont use illusion or stanching.)

There are also some side quests to complete:

-- Carpenter (inside a house on the eastern side of the city): Hell tell you
   that he lost his toolbox and ask you to find it for him.  Hell even
   suggest it might be in the forest west of the city.  So go out there and
   look around.  Youll find the toolbox in a tree just north of the path, and
   when you give it to the carpenter youll receive a piece of longan wood and
   1 fame point.

   Note: Dont use the longan wood to make anything.  Youll need it in the
   next chapter.

-- The merchants wife (in a house near the middle of the city): Shell ask
   you to take a winter coat to her husband in Pengcheng.  Her husband is the
   grocer in that city, and his shop is next to the eastern gate.  When you
   give him the coat hell give you a random level 6 sword, and youll receive
   1 fame point.

-- Kid (wandering in the western side of the city): When you talk to him
   youll gain +1 charm.

-- Mao Sens house (in the northern part of the city): Mao Sen will be part of
   a quest in the next chapter, so just remember where he is.

Unknown: Does the Magistrate have any purpose?

Once youve completed the side quests and gotten the jade pendant, head back
to Hengshan Village and give the pendant to Tian Gang.  Hell tell you about a
secret tunnel that leads into the tomb.  The only problem is that youll need
two objects in order to enter the tomb -- the gold-toad pearl and an elite
magic weapon.  Gang will explain that the pearl can be found along the
southwestern border of the land, and hell list seven swords that you can use:
Ganjiang, Moye, Zhanlu, Taie, Yuchang, Gongbu, and Juque.  (You should
already have the last two swords.)  After the conversation, talk to Gang again
and hell sell you Mo Zis Book of Sundry Moral Principles (permanent +10
dexterity) for 5000 gold.

   Hey, you seem pretty capable! -- Tian Gang

As soon as you exit the cave, the chapter will end.  Then head for Huqiu (via
Jiujiang).

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| 06.05.00 Chapter Four                                                      |
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In this chapter you need to find a gold-toad pearl, plus look for (level 9)
magic swords.

* ============== *
* 06.05.01 Huqiu *
* ============== *

The main reason to come here is to pick up a magical sword.  If you talk to
the old man standing near the center of the village, hell let you know that
the King of the Wu State was buried nearby, and with him the swords Ganjiang
and Moye.

The kings tomb is located in the northeastern corner of the area.  Youll
have to fight some robbers next to the entrance, and then once you go inside
youll (eventually) trigger a cut scene where more robbers talk about the
swords theyve found.  It seems the sword Ganjiang was in the tomb, but the
sword Moye was only a fake, the real Moye having last been seen in Julu.

   I plan to go back home and buy a huge piece of land, marry a good woman
   and have several concubines. -- Tomb robber

Of course, the robbers wont just hand the swords over to you, so youll have
to fight them.  Theyre not too difficult to kill, but heres a trick.  The
robbers wont start out aggressive towards you; the head robber will want to
talk to you first.  So send Fu Su into the area with the robbers, catch the
head robbers attention, and then retreat.  The head robber will follow you
however far you go away, and then after you talk to him you can attack him out
of sight of the other robbers, and kill him easily.  Then you can just mop up
the other robbers (or not, since the head robber has the swords).

There are also some side quests in the area:

-- Beggar (sitting near the center of the village): If you give him gold three
   times, youll gain +1 charm and 1 fame point.

-- Strongman (standing outside a house on the eastern side of the village):
   Hell give you a quest about bending and restoring a sword with no effort.
   If you go into the house behind him, youll make a log entry of what you
   see (after you leave).  Then if you talk to the strongman again and answer
   vat youll receive 1000 gold and +2 wisdom.

-- Passerby (wandering south of the village):  Hell approach you asking if
   youve seen a yellow package.  The package (a small cloth bag) is sitting
   on the ground in the northern part of the village.  If you return the
   package to the man, youll receive 400 gold, 500 experience points, and 2
   fame points.  If you keep the package, youll receive 2000 gold and lose 1
   fame point.

   Note: The passerby only appears after you pick up the package.

The Ganjiang sword is one of the best paladin swords in the game, so
immediately head to Xianyang to get it identified.  Then go to Hejiang Village
(via Hanzhong Prefecture) to start your quest for the gold-toad pearl.

* ======================== *
* 06.05.02 Hejiang Village *
* ======================== *

This area has a major quest to it, which youll learn about when you go to the
village heads house on the western side of the village.  The village head
will tell you that the village is full of an ominous smell that poisons its
inhabitants.  Further, hell say that the wizard Kun Pu is working on a
antidote, but that he suspects Kun Pu created the curse in the first place.
Even Pus apprentice Zong Da suspects him.  Talk to the village head twice to
learn all this.

Note: The village head will also tell you there is a gold-toad pearl in Cloud
Valley, provided you ask him about the pearl before asking him about the
village.

If you wander around the village and talk to the villagers, theyll all chime
in about Kun Pu, Zong Da, and the curse, but to get the quest rolling you have
to talk to the two wizards:

-- Zong Da (in his house on the northern side of the village) will tell you
   that you can save the village by killing the curse maker, Kun Pu.  Agree to
   do it (rather than asking more questions) and Da will give you five double
   spore mushrooms.  He'll also warn you not to talk to Pu because he will
   burden you with an even more evil curse.  If that wasnt enough to make
   you suspicious of Da, notice he has a secret tunnel leading under his
   house, which you cant enter yet.

-- Kung Pu (standing well south of the village, near the inn) will suggest Da
   has something to do with the curse, and then hell leave for Das house.

When you arrive back at Zong Das house, Kung Pu will be there but Da wont.
So talk to Pu and then watch the cut scene.  Youll find out Da was upset that
Pu was named the villages sacrifice wizard instead of himself, and so he
decided to frame Pu with the curse.  Once the cut scene ends, youll have to
fight Da and his henchmen, but the battle shouldnt be too tough, especially
since Pu will be helping you out.

Once Zong Da is dead, loot the chamber to find the Book of Mountains and Seas
(permanent +80 hit points) and then return to the village.  The villagers will
all be singing a different tune now, and Kung Pu (standing back where he
started) will be available to join your party.

Note: If you instead kill Kun Pu for Zong Da, nothing much will happen.  Da
will simply cure the curse on you after you do the deed.

Another note: The game might screw up Fu Su when it cures him of the curse,
and the attribute bonuses from his equipment will no longer be counted.  To
fix this, either save and load the game, or unequip and then re-equip all of
Fu Sus equipment.

There arent any other side quests in the area, but there are two more things
of interest:

-- On the eastern side of the area, among the ruins, you can find a bandit
   camp.

-- In the well next to the inn you can find the Golden Dragon Helmet, provided
   you defeated the wanderer in Sanchuan Prefecture (06.03.05).

Cloud Valley leads to some difficult fights, so rather than heading straight
there for the gold-toad pearl, instead take the scenic route and head to Wuhua
Village.

* ====================== *
* 06.05.03 Wuhua Village *
* ====================== *

This small village has one main quest plus a few minor quests.  The main quest
involves the inn.  Talk to the innkeeper and agree to stay the night.  Then go
through the door in the back of the inn and enter the bedroom.  A cut scene
will ensue where the innkeeper is killed during the middle of the night.  The
magistrate will arrive and decide you did it, but, after confiscating half
your gold, will give you three days to solve the murder.

   Pure is pure, dirty is dirty!  In three days I will reveal the truth to
   you. -- Fu Su

So wander around and talk to all of the suspects:

-- Wang Laigui (in the kitchen) is the father of Xiaocui, the servant girl.
   Hell tell you that Ding Lairui likes his daughter, but that she likes Zhao
   Laifu.  Hell also say that somebody strong must have committed the murder,
   which rules out Zhao Laifu, who broke his leg two weeks ago.

-- The waiter (in the main inn room) will tell you that the innkeeper was
   very interested in Xiaocui and therefore disliked Zhao Laifu.  In fact,
   the innkeeper might have been planning to fire Laifu for that reason, with
   his broken leg as the excuse.  (Note: You can threaten the waiter to avoid
   bribing him.)

-- Ding Lairui (in the main inn room) wont tell you much that you didnt
   already know.  (Note: If you start out by observing him and then ask if
   hes worried because of a girl, youll receive 8500 experience points.)

-- Xiaocui (in the house next to the inn) will confirm that she and Laifu are
   good friends.

Since the suspects dont know enough to help you solve the case, expand your
search.  The vegetable salesman next to the inn will tell you that Wang Kaigui
bought insecticide recently to kill some white ants; the merchant at the
medicine shop will mention that Zhao Laifu came in to buy honey about a month
ago; and Zhang the blacksmith will tell you that Ding Lairui came in to buy
whetstones also about a month ago.

When asked about the insecticide, Kaigui will say that white ants recently
showed up out of nowhere, but that the insecticide didnt help much.
Furthermore, hell conjecture that maybe somebody left a can of sugar open in
the kitchen, since white ants like sweets.  Laifu will simply say that he used
the honey for stomach pains, and Lairui will claim he bought the whetstones to
upset the innkeeper.

As far as I know, thats all the information you get to solve the murder.  So
go over to the county office and tell the magistrate that Zhao Laifu committed
the crime.  Youll receive 15,000 experience points and youll get your gold
back from the magistrate -- but then youll give some of it to Laifu and
Xiaocui so they can start a new life.  (To save your money, drop all of it
before the first cut scene in the inn, and then again before telling the
magistrate that Laifu did it.)

Here are the other quests:

-- Street entertainer and villager standing by (standing near the entrance to
   the village): There are two ways you can handle this quest, and both give
   about the same reward.  You can bet the villager 400 gold that the hammer
   used by the entertainer is fake, and then buy the hammer from the
   entertainer to prove it.  Or you can buy the hammer from the entertainer
   and then show it to the villager to prevent him from buying any of the
   entertainers vigor pills.  Both give 4000 experience and +2 charm, but if
   you talk to the entertainer first, you can discover the hammer is fake and
   receive an additional 500 experience points.  (You can also kill the
   entertainer instead of doing the quest.)

   Note: The fake hammer isnt useful for anything, so you dont need to hang
   onto it.

-- Villager (standing outside a house near the center of the village):  Shell
   hire you to beat up a nearby hooligan.  Once you complete the job shell
   pay you 2000 gold.

-- House (northern part of the village): Theres a sleeping man inside plus a
   table you can loot.  If you loot the table youll find a level 7 superior
   silver mine rock, but youll lose 2 fame points.

-- Temple (western side if village): The sacrifice wizard inside will ask you
   to find him five wheat cakes and two holy winter peaches so he can complete
   his ceremony.  You can find cakes and peaches for sale from the travelling
   doctor sitting near the entrance to the village or from the medicine shop
   next to the temple.  When you give the wizard what he wants, youll receive
   two gold rocks, the Book of Legalists by Shang Yang (permanent +10 savvy),
   and 1 fame point.

Unknown: Is there a quest involving the sleeping man and the silver rock?

When youre ready to move on, head for Changsha.

* ================= *
* 06.05.04 Changsha *
* ================= *

There are three side quests in this area:

-- Chen You (wandering in the western half of the village): Hell tell you
   about a deflowering thief who has been abducting young women from the
   village.  Youll find the thief (named Yin Ge) in a cave north of the city,
   and youll have two choices for how to deal with him: you can show
   understanding and let him continue on (+2 charm) or you can kill him (6000
   experience points).  If you talk to the girls in the cave, theyll all say
   theyre happy, but theyll also appear to be hypnotized, so the best choice
   is probably to kill Ge.  If you do, youll also receive 500 experience
   points for talking to the magistrates daughter (in the cave), plus 7000
   experience points and 3 fame points when you talk to Chen You to let him
   know that the threat is over.

-- Cheng Pings house (southern side of the village): Ping will warn you
   against going to Nanshan Mountain because a ferocious tiger lives there.
   If you offer to kill the tiger, youll gain 2 fame points, and Ping will
   tell you to see Uncle He (in his medicine shop to the west) about getting
   some free medicine (five gold oranges).  Nanshan Mountain is just the hilly
   region in the southeastern part of the area, and the tiger shouldnt be too
   tough to kill.  Once its dead, go back to Uncle He to get five more gold
   oranges.

   Note: If you face the tiger without going to Uncle He for medicine, youll
   gain 5 fame points when you kill it.

-- Su Ze (in the tavern): Hell tell you that his mother is sick, and that the
   only cure for her, a nine-leaf fungus, is being held by Qi the rich man.
   Moreover, hell tell you that Qi will only give him the fungus if he pays
   him 2000 gold or allows Qi to use his wife as a concubine.

      Ze, my son, is suffering so much, he worried till his hair turned
      white. -- Su Zes mother

   There are two ways to handle this.  You can pay Ze 2000 gold so he can buy
   the fungus from Qi (500 experience points and 2 fame points) or you can
   kill Qi and his henchmen and then give the fungus to Ze (8000 experience
   points).

Finally, head to Cloud Valley.

* ===================== *
* 06.05.05 Cloud Valley *
* ===================== *

As soon as you enter the area, a man named Yan Jiang will approach you.  Hell
warn you that there is a group of wild Maio people living in the area, and
hell suggest you work together to take the gold-toad pearl from them.  His
plan?  To kidnap Yin Zhu, the daughter of the Maio chieftain, and then get the
pearl in ransom.

There are three ways to handle the situation:

-- You can agree to Jiangs plan and try to kidnap Yin Zhu.  Shell struggle
   and youll have to kill her, but youll find a pearl on her corpse.

-- You can agree to Jiangs plan but then tell Zhu about it when you meet her.
   Shell ask you to kill Jiang, and shell give you a pearl when you do.

-- You can kill Jiang when you find out his plan, and then Zhu will give you a
   pearl because youre such a good person.

It doesnt matter which method you use, but if you take Yin Zhus side, shell
offer to join your party after she gives you the pearl.

Also notice the large tree near where Yin Zhu is standing.  Thats the tree
where monkey fruit ferments, so be sure to pick up a couple bottles of monkey
fruit wine before you leave.

You now have what you need to enter the First Emperors tomb, but lets
instead finish off some side quests.

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* 06.05.06 Taishan Mountain *
* ========================= *

Go into the inn and trade a bottle of monkey fruit wine for holy wine.  Then
go outside and talk to the beggar again.  Give him the bottle of wine (or not;
it doesnt matter) and ask him the three questions that appear.  Hell let you
know that Wu Xin (in the northwestern part of the area) has the sword Zhanlu.
Eventually, no matter what you say, the conversation will lead to a fight.

   Ill teach you a good lesson!  Otherwise Id rather jump from the top of
   Taishan Mountain! -- The old beggar

The beggar is a fairly nasty wizard, and hell keep casting meteorite and
squall at you.  So try to maneuver your party so the characters arent all
standing in a line, and then just hack away at him.  Eventually youll defeat
him and hell surrender.  Then if you call him a loser and observe him
closely, youll recognize him as Lu Sheng, an old enemy.

This gives you two options:

-- If you let him live, hell tell you two secrets.  The first is that the man
   claiming to be Xu Shi is really Xu Fu.  Then if you confront Xu Shi (in his
   estate to the south) youll hear his story and get 3000 gold.  The beggar
   will also tell you he suspects the First Emperor was poisoned with a slow
   acting toxin.

-- If you kill him, youll get a Book of Changes (permanent +30 wisdom).

Regardless of what you do, you should next visit Wu Xin.  Hell ask you to
prove you are worthy of the Zhanlu sword.  Again youll have two options:

-- You can fight him to prove youre a better swordsman.  Your entire party
   gets to participate, so the fight isnt too bad, and youll receive 3 fame
   points plus the sword.

-- You can help Wu Xin create a new sword by producing water in the nearby
   cave.  If you explored the cave before, you might remember there was a
   cave blocked by a huge stone inside.  Simply create a spade (you should
   have learned the schematic in Sanchuan Prefecture) and click on the stone
   to remove it.  That will create a river in the cave.  Then just return to
   Xu Win (fighting some monster zhuyans along the way) to get the sword.

   Note: Supposedly you can also talk to (or kill) one of the servants in the
   nearby buildings to get a spade.

Youll have to decide whether its better to have fame points or monster
zhuyan body parts.

Note: I dont like the Zhanlu sword as much as the Ganjiang sword, but it
might be a better choice for the final fight, so keep it around somewhere.

   Dont ever do bad deeds with it.  Otherwise you will be in big trouble!
   -- Wu Xin

If you talk to Wu Xin again, hell tell you that he needs an earth-fire stone
and cedar in order to forge his new sword (there is a pre-requisite for this
conversation, but I dont know what it is).  Further, hell tell you that Mao
Lin in Hengshan Prefecture might know where cedar is, and that you might find
an earth-fire stone in Cloud Valley.

So hop on over to Hengshan Prefecture and find the passerby wandering in the
eastern part of the city.  The passerby will claim to know everyone in the
area, and when you ask him about Mao Lin, hell suggest you talk to Mao Lins
brother Mao Sen.  So go to Sen (in his house in the northern part of the city)
and ask him about Lin.  Hell agree to tell you where Lin is, provided you
give him some longan wood.

You should have gotten longan wood by completing the carpenters quest in this
city (see 06.04.02).  If you dont have it any more, youll just have to hope
you find some in the future.  (Longan wood is just a regular kind of wood, and
itll drop from trees sometimes.)  Otherwise, give it to Sen and hell tell
you Mao Lin moved to Chencheng.  Youll also receive 1 fame point.  (You might
think you can skip this part and head directly to Chencheng, but it wont
work.  If you dont complete Mao Sens quest, you wont be able to find Mao
Lin.)

You cant get to Chencheng yet, so just keep the cedar part of the quest in
mind.  You can get the earth-fire stone in the next section.

* ========================= *
* 06.05.07 Treasure Hunting *
* ========================= *

Now go to Pengcheng and find Song Ji in the inn.  Give him your other bottle
of monkey fruit wine (without hinting at a reward), and Ji will give you the
Deer-hunting Dagger.  Then, if you talk to him again, hell tell you the
legend of the Holy-Beast Armor and the Pan Gu Gigantic Axe.  Even better,
hell tell you he knows of a treasure map leading to the two objects.  All you
have to do is find Ding Xun in Handan and tell him Song Ji sent you.

So head to Handan and talk to Ding Xun (in his house near the center of the
city).  Youll discover that Xun is sick.  Offer to help him and then, when
you click on the door to leave, youll trigger a cut scene where a doctor
arrives and heals him.  Then talk to Xun again to get the treasure map.

The treasure map will point you to Cloud Valley, so head back there.  Youll
find a mysterious cave in the middle of the northern wall of rocks.  Inside,
after a while, the tunnel will fork.  The northern path will lead to a room
with the axe and five tiger fish in it.  The southern path will lead to
numerous tiger fish, including a pair of tiger fish kings, and then it will
branch as well.  The southern path off this branch will lead to the earth-fire
stone you need, while the northern path will lead to a pair of monster shanyi
and the armor (now called God-Beast Armor).

The shanyi will probably be all but impossible to kill (at least around level
30).  So your best bet is to leave most of your party next to the entrance to
the cave, and have your fastest character run past the shanyi and grab the
armor, and then run to the exit.  (Just be careful of the tiger fish, since
they re-spawn quickly.)

Of course, things wont get any easier once you leave the cave.  Youll
discover that Song Ji and Ding Xun were just using you to get the treasure out
of the cave and now plan to take it from you.  If you healed Xun in Handan,
hell eventually leave, but youll still have to face Ji.

Song Ji is more difficult to kill than the old beggar, mostly because hell
teleport around the forest, and melee fighters will have a hard time
navigating around the trees and rocks to get to him.  Plus, hell cast a nasty
hailstorm from time to time that might all but kill your characters in one
shot.  But just keep pecking away, and eventually he should die.  (If you find
you cant kill him then just have your characters run east and leave the
area.)

Note: If the Cloud Valley part of the quest is just too hard for your party,
then feel free to come back to it later.  The objects you get are level 40+
anyway.

* ================= *
* 06.05.08 Paradise *
* ================= *

Now head back to Zhaocun Village so you can track down Gui Guzis paradise.
The paradise is located through the northernmost of the four caves in the
area.  On the first level of the cave youll find some monster paoxiaos, but
theyll only attack one or two at a time and shouldnt present much of a
problem.  On the second level youll meet the King of Beasts.  Hell force you
to pass five tests before hell let you continue on to the next level.  The
first four involve killing monsters: two zhuyans, three paoxiaos, three tiger
fish, and then two shanyis.  At this point you can probably go toe-to-toe with
the monsters (these shanyis are much easier than the ones in Cloud Valley),
but, if you have trouble, send one character to talk to the King of Beasts to
trigger the next test, and then try to lure the monsters to your party one at
a time.

The fifth test involves fighting the shadow of Fu Su.  This would probably
be a tough battle if Fu Su had to fight the shadow alone, but your whole party
gets to participate, and so it should go fairly easily.  Once youve defeated
the shadow, youll be allowed to head down to the third level.

   You have passed all the tests.  Go ahead then! -- The King of Beasts

The third level of the cave is filled with tiger fish and a couple of treasure
chests, and eventually youll come to the exit to the fourth level.  However,
next to the exit youll find a man-eating monster.  Talk to it and then
answer its riddles (dont attack it; you can attack it later if you want).
Here are the answers:

-- Even God cant tell (1500 experience points)
-- A was honest (1500 experience points)
-- You are not me (2500 experience points)
-- Four (2500 experience points)
-- You will eat me (3000 experience points)

Once you answer the riddles correctly, youll be able to move on to the fourth
level.  (Note: If you answer the last riddle wrong, then youll get the
experience from the first four riddles and still be able to kill the monster.
The monster has a nasty meteorite attack, but otherwise it is fairly easy to
kill, and it is worth a whole lot of experience.  Plus you might get a body
part.)

On the fourth level, after defeating some tigers, youll find the old man
with a lantern (he blends in with the rocks, so look carefully).  After a
short conversation, the man will ask you what youre willing to give up to
reach Gui Guzis paradise.  The only correct answer is position (worth 4000
experience points).   Once you say that, the man will give you the Beacon of
Heart, and youll be able to cross the bridge and enter paradise.

Note: Make sure you put the beacon in Fu Sus inventory.  Otherwise youll end
up in a void.

It turns out paradise isnt a very big place.  In fact, there are only two
things to do there:

-- You can talk to Guigu Zi (aka Gui Guzi) and play five-element chess with
   him.  Recollect The Art of War by Sun Bin (1500 experience points), then
   show your weakness to the enemy (1000 experience points), and finally hit
   the weakest point (3000 experience points) to demonstrate your tactics
   ability to the old man.  Lastly, tell Zi that you praise me too highly
   and hell give you the Master Guigu Zi Shield and the Master Guigu Zi book
   (permanent +20% move speed).

-- You can visit a couple hatches on the western side of the area.  One of
   the hatches has a chest containing The Art of War by Wu Qi (permanent +60
   water defense power).

   Note: If you have Zhao Qian with you, shell comment about how nice it
   would be to live in the village with you once youve taken your revenge.

Now that youve discovered the paradise, head back to Zhaocun Village (via the
cave north of the hatches) and tell the news to the village head (10,000
experience points, 3 fame points) and Zhao Cheng (10,000 more experience
points).

Since youre in the area, head over to Yanmen Pass and enter the cave that
requires the hairpin key.  Inside youll find some tiger fish and a pair of
chests.  When you open one of the chests, youll receive some (level 9) sun-
shooting arrows, but two shanyis will also appear.  The shanyis can be
reasonably nasty, so you might want pick up the arrows and then run away to
the cave exit.

Note: When you leave the cave, you wont be able to enter it again.

Finally, head over to Lishan Mountain so you can enter the tomb of the First
Emperor.

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| 06.06.00 Chapter Five                                                      |
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In this chapter you need to explore the tomb of the First Emperor.

* ======================== *
* 06.06.01 Lishan Mountain *
* ======================== *

There isnt a whole lot to do in this area.  Basically, just follow the path
and kill wolves and monkeys until you come to the cave leading to the tomb.

* ============================= *
* 06.06.02 First Emperors Tomb *
* ============================= *

This first level of the tomb is a maze of sorts.  There are two things to
watch out for:

-- Traps: There are all sorts of traps.  So carefully send your assassin in
   front of your party to detect and disarm them.  Its boring but necessary.

-- Terra-cotta warriors: Some of the statues will come to life and attack you,
   so try to keep your party moving together.  (Note: The warriors wont
   necessarily wake up in version 1.16b.)

The second level is much like the first, with lots of traps and terra-cotta
warriors that may or may not attack you.  Fortunately, the hallways are wider
on this level, so moving around is easier, even without access to an overhead
map.

Note: Save often.  Sometimes assassins step on traps you tell them to disarm,
and the traps on the second level can kill characters outright.

Eventually youll come to a four-way intersection where one direction takes
you back the way you came, but the other three directions lead to exits from
the area.  This is what youll find for each exit:

-- Northwestern stairs: Youll find a large mechanical beast that looks much
   more difficult than it is.  Once youve defeated it, grab the tiger tally
   from the sarcophagus.

-- Southeastern stairs: Youll find another large mechanical beast and another
   tiger tally.

-- Door to the First Emperors grave: Once you have both tiger tallies, you
   can go through the door.  A cut scene will ensue, and youll discover that
   the First Emperor was not only poisoned but strangled as well.  Plus,
   youll find a jade pendant that belongs to your brother Hu Hai (the current
   emperor) clutched in the First Emperors hand.  Once the cut scene ends,
   youll be transported back to Lishan Mountain and the chapter will end.

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| 06.07.00 Chapter Six                                                       |
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In this chapter you need to run errands for the rebel army.

* ======================== *
* 06.07.01 Lishan Mountain *
* ======================== *

As you exit the area, youll run into Fang Zhong.  Hell think youre working
for somebody named Zhao Ba.  Tell him youve never even heard of Ba, and Zhong
will describe to you the Mohist School and how Ba has tried to take it over.
At that point youll come under attack by several of Bas lackeys.  Take out
the wizards first and then mop up the others.

If Fang Zhong survives, hell tell you a little of the rebel movement, and how
three rebel armies are closing in on Xianyang.  Hell also become available to
join your party.

   Hey!  If people could make a good living, who would rebel? -- Fang Zhong

Then go to Xiangyang and talk to Huan Feng (in his estate in the northern part
of the city).  Hell conjecture that Zhao Gao is controlling Hu Hai.  Hell
also suggest you meet Zhou Wen in Xishui Village so you can assist the rebel
army and weaken Zhao Gao in the process.

* ======================= *
* 06.07.02 Xishui Village *
* ======================= *

When you enter the area, head northeast to find the rebel camp.  Zhou Wen is
in the big tent in the back.  When you talk to him, tell him Maybe I am more
experienced than you are and What else can it be? and youll soon receive
6500 experience points.  Then if you guess the opposing army is made up of
prisoners, youll gain another 500 experience points.  Finally, no matter what
you say, Zhou Wen will ask you to find Chen Sheng in Chencheng to ask for
reinforcements.

   You dont seem to be an ordinary man since you have an impressive
   bearing. -- Zhao Wen

There are also a couple points of interest in the nearby village:

-- Middle-aged woman (in a western house in the village): Shell ask you to
   tell her daughter Yuanyuan to come home.  You can find Yuanyuan wandering
   near the village with her dog.  When you talk to her and tell her to go
   home, youll receive 500 experience points.  Then when you talk to the
   woman again youll receive +1 charm and 1 fame point.

-- Qui Shi (in a western house in the village): Shell tell you that the
   village leader has evil intentions towards her.  The village chief (in
   an eastern house) will merely say that Qui Shi is cute.  Therell be a
   quest involving these two in the next chapter.

Once youre ready to continue on, take the exit on the eastern side of the
area and prepare to break through the siege.

* =========================== *
* 06.07.03 Breaking the Siege *
* =========================== *

This area plays much like a random encounter -- you start out at one end of
the area and then you have to fight your way through to the other -- but its
bigger and more difficult.  So try to scout ahead with one of your characters
and then lure enemies back to your party.  If you just try to bludgeon ahead,
youll probably get into trouble (especially near the center tent).

Also, just like in a random encounter, you wont have access to an overhead
map, so just keep heading northeast until you find the exit.  However, you
will be able to return to the area after you leave it, so dont worry about
leaving objects on the ground.

* ================== *
* 06.07.04 Chencheng *
* ================== *

You can find Chen Sheng in the compound on the western side of the city.  When
you give him the asking-help letter youll receive 20,000 experience points,
but Sheng wont make any move to send reinforcements to Zhou Wen in Xishui.
Furthermore, hell sound less than enthusiastic about another of the rebel
generals, Wu Chen.  So leave the compound and talk to the strategist Cai Ci
(standing next to the door).  Hell tell you that he just saw something
strange: General Wan Yong and several soldiers rushing out the western gate of
the city.

So go investigate.  In the forest west of the city, youll find Wu Chens
wife, son, and concubine.  The wife will tell you that Wu Chen didnt follow
one of Chen Shengs order, and so Sheng decided to kill them.  If all the
rebel generals and their motivations are confusing at this point, dont worry;
just agree to save the lady.  When you do, General Yong and several soldiers
will appear to the southwest.  Just mop them up and then talk to Chens wife
again.  Youll receive 20,000 experience points, and shell suggest you talk
to Cai Ci to try and resolve the matter.

Talking to Cai Ci will lead to a cut scene where Chen Sheng decides that the
best way for him to deal with Wu Chen is to have Chen use his troops as
reinforcements for Zhou Wen.  Hell then ask you to act as the envoy to
deliver the news to Chen.

Before heading off to Handan to visit Chen, explore the city to find a couple
quests:

-- Old gatekeeper (standing on the western side of the city): Hell tell you
   that the estate hes guarding is haunted, and that the problem started when
   a hole appeared in the backyard.  (The hole is at the far west of the
   estate.  Its not the well next to the entrance.)  When you enter the hole
   youll find a whole mess of tiger fish.  Fight your way through them, and
   eventually youll come to a couple of cave entrances.  If you click on
   them, youll discover that the eerie sound people have been hearing is just
   the wind moving through the caves.  When you go back to the surface to tell
   the gatekeeper the news, youll receive 20,000 experience and +2 wisdom.

-- Mao Lins home (northern part of city):  You might remember Mao Lin as the
   guy who potentially has the cedar you need for Wu Xins quest.  However,
   when you try the door of his home youll find it locked.  So wander around
   until you find a little girl (called kid) near the inn.  Talk to her and
   shell tell you that she knows Mao Lin, and that he just got back home.

   So go back to Lins house, and not only will the door be open, but youll
   find Lin inside.  When you talk to Lin youll learn some good news and bad
   news -- that he has the cedar wood but that he promised it to his neighbor
   Lan Er in exchange for an asthma cure.  So go next to and talk to Er.
   Youll automatically convince him to give up the asthma cure.

      I want to borrow your secret recipe for curing asthma. -- Fu Su

   When you talk to Mao Lin next, youll exchange the cure for the cedar, and
   youll gain 1 fame point.  Then when you give the cedar and the earth-fire
   stone to Wu Xin, hell give you the Ghost-fire Dagger.

* =============== *
* 06.07.05 Handan *
* =============== *

As soon as you enter Wu Chens office, youll trigger a cut scene where Wu
Chen decides hes not going to send reinforcements to Xishui either.  Plus,
hell decide that your party is a potential problem and have it placed under
house arrest.

When you gain control of your party again, have Fu Su open the door of his
room and kill the guard in the hallway outside.  The guard will drop a key,
and youll be able to use the key to free the rest of your party members.
Then just kill all the guards you encounter until you fight your way out of
the compound.

Youre supposed to go back to Chencheng to report to Chen Sheng, but since
youre in the area, head for Julu first.

* ============= *
* 06.07.05 Julu *
* ============= *

The main reason to be in Julu is to pick up the Moye sword.  To that end, talk
to Cui Jiu (wandering in the western part of the village).  If you ask him if
there are any good sword-makers in the village, hell tell you that Mo Hongs
grandfather was a master forger.  But unfortunately, last year Hongs wife
committed suicide after being raped by two men, and so Hong has shut himself
in his house, ignoring everybody.  Agree to hunt down the two rapists, and Jiu
will ask you to wait in his house (right next to him) while he summons Hong.

When you enter Jius house youll trigger a cut scene where you discover that
Mo Hong is a descendent of Mo Ye and that he has the Moye sword stashed away
in a secret room.

Youll find one of the rapists, Zhang San, in his house in the southern part
of the village.  Youll find the other, Zhang Wu, wandering in the village.
Once the two are dead, head back to Mo Hong and talk to him to receive the
Moye sword and 2 fame points.

* ================== *
* 06.07.06 Chencheng *
* ================== *

When you return to Chencheng and approach the commanders office, a rebel
soldier will let you know that General Zhou Wen was routed at Xihui.  Then
hell go on to say that Liu Bang is leading a rebellion in Fengxian County,
and that thats where hes planning to go next.

   After my wound is healed, I will go to Liu Bang.  Unlike Chen Sheng, Liu
   Bang cherishes brotherhood! -- Rebel soldier

Inside the office, Chen Sheng will once again decide not to send any
reinforcements to help General Zhou Wen, and hell tell you to go away.

So go visit Xishui Village on your own, to witness the carnage.  As soon as
you leave the area, the chapter will end.

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| 06.08.00 Chapter Seven                                                     |
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In this chapter you need to help Liu Bang capture Fengxian County.

* ======================= *
* 06.08.01 Xishui Village *
* ======================= *

You wont find any remnant of the rebel army.  The rebel encampment and all of
its soldiers will simply be gone.  But there is a quest you can still do in
the area.

In the northwestern part of the area youll be approached by a woman named Qui
Shi.  If you explored the village in the last chapter, you might remember that
the village chief was lusting after Shi, even though she was married.  Now
youll find out that her husband has died, and that the village chief claims
she should be buried with him.  As soon as you agree to help her, some
villagers will show up and Shi will agree to go back to the village.

So follow them to the village and talk to the village chief.  A cut scene will
ensue.  Shi will accuse the chief of killing her husband, and the villagers,
believing her, will kill the chief.  But the villagers will still want to bury
Shi with her dead husband, and theyll ask you to kill a monster to the
northwest, to obligate them to change their minds.

Youll find the monster, a zhuyan, in the northwestern corner of the area.
Like with most zhuyans, it should be easy to kill as long as youre careful
about its meteroite attacks.  So kill it, make sure you have its skull, and
then return to the village.  When you talk to Grandpa Qui youll receive 5
fame points.  You wont get anything for talking to Shi again.

Now head to Fengxian County (via Handan) so you can meet up again with Liu
Bang.

* ======================== *
* 06.08.02 Fengxian County *
* ======================== *

Youll find the area divided into two parts: a rebel camp to the west and a
city to the east.  The city will be locked up because of the rebel siege, so
enter the camp and look for Liu Bang.  Hell tell you that hes had problems
taking Fengxian County, and hell ask you to go to Xuecheng to round up some
reinforcements.

So leave the area (using the southern exit) and do just that.

* ================= *
* 06.08.03 Xuecheng *
* ================= *

You can find General Xiang Liang, the leader of the rebel forces in Xuecheng,
in the commanders office on the northern side of the city.  Hell actually
let you have 5000 reinforcements, and hell also tell you that Chen Shengs
forces were eliminated at Chencheng.  Then hell ponder naming himself king,
and you should tell him, I think thats not a proper way.  At that point
Liangs teacher Fan Zeng will arrive to agree with you, and, during the
ensuing conversation, Zeng will convince Liang to look for a descendent of the
King of Chu, who is rumored to be in the city.  Agree to help them look for
the child.  Youll receive 20,000 experience points at the end of the
conversation.  (Note: If you support Liang naming himself king, you wont get
the quest to find the descendent.)

   Hey, worthy brother, if you dont have urgent things to do, please give us
   a hand. -- Fan Zeng

Then head out the eastern gate of the city and talk to the shepherd boy.
Hell tell you that an ogre stole his lamb.  Agree to help him and then go
ogre hunting.  Youll find the ogres along the southern edge of the area.
Therell be a lot of them, so advance slowly and try to keep your party in
check so you dont get swarmed.  Eventually youll come to an ogre larger than
the others, and thats the one you need to kill so you can get its head.

When you give the ogre head to the boy youll receive 5 fame points, and the
boy will try to give you a piece of jade.  The jade will identify him as a
descendent of the king of Chu.  So go back into the city and let Fan Zeng know
about the boy, and youll receive 20,000 experience points.

Note: You must complete this quest before returning to Fengxian County.

There are also a couple side quests in the city:

-- Wei Ching (wandering around the eastern side of the area, near where you
   start out): Hell tell you how boars have been hanging around his family
   gravesite.  Agree to kill them, and then find the boars on the high ground
   to the north.  Once you kill them and return to Ching, say Dont mention
   it instead of Sure and youll end up with 20,000 experience points, 1
   fame point, and 2000 gold.

-- Zhang Zhipeng (in the tavern on the eastern side of the city): Hell tell
   you that a tiger has been appearing in his backyard at midnight, scaring
   away customers.  Agree to look into the matter for him, and then go through
   the tavern corridor on the eastern side of the room.  Drop your gold in the
   hallway, and then exit into the backyard.  Itll suddenly be midnight, and
   youll find a tiger.  However, when you defeat the tiger youll discover
   its just a man in a costume.  During the ensuing conversation youll find
   out that the inn owner hired the man to help drive the tavern out of
   business, and youll give the man about 10% of your gold so he doesnt have
   to take such jobs any more.

   When you talk to Zhipeng again, dont ask for a reward, and youll receive
   15,000 experience, 1 fame point, and +2 charm.  Then go to Xue Feng the
   innkeeper and warn him about trying anything like that again.  Youll
   receive 10,000 experience, 1 fame point, and +1 charm.  (If you try to get
   money out of the tavern keeper and the innkeeper, youll succeed but lose
   fame points and charm.)

-- Liu Yangs house (west of city): Yang will tell you that his neighbor has
   been noisy during the night, making it difficult for him to sleep.  So
   enter the neighbors house and then go down into the secret tunnel.  Youll
   find a passage that leads to the cave near where the big ogre was, and
   youll also find a set of stairs leading down.  The stairs lead to a
   treasure room, and when you loot the chests and containers there, three
   robbers will appear and try to kill you.  Once you kill them instead, go
   back up to talk to Yang to receive 2 fame points.

   Note: In the treasure room youll find (level 9) icy bolts.  You should
   save them for the final battle.

Unknown: Do Wu Ping, Li San, or Ah Dai (near the west gate) serve any purpose?
Does a young man from a rich family (near the courier station) do anything?
Does anything happen in the holy pagoda?

Now head back to Liu Bang in Fengxian County to let him know the good news,
that reinforcements are on their way.

* ======================== *
* 06.08.04 Fengxian County *
* ======================== *

Go into the rebel encampment and talk to Liu Bang.  Right away youll receive
20,000 experience points.  Then Bang will talk to you about infiltrating the
city rather than using a frontal assault, and hell direct you to talk to Xiao
He (standing nearby).  Xiao He will tell you that the western city walls are
adjacent to a cliff and suggest you might be able to use that to your
advantage.

So exit the encampment and explore the western wall of the city.  As you
approach the point where the wall meets the high ground (north of the
encampment), youll trigger a cut scene and find yourself inside the city.
Furthermore, youll find out your objective: to kill the citys commanding
officer, Yong Chi.

The quest sort of looks like you should use stealth.  Theres even a back door
to the compound where Chi is.  But instead just make your way through the town
killing the guards you see.  Plus, you might want to complete some side
quests:

-- Hu Ke (wandering in the eastern side of the city): Hell tell you that the
   government has levied a water tax on the city, and that the only person
   who tried to bypass it, Zhang the Elder, had his leg broken by a goon named
   Han Ji.  So go talk to Zhang (in his house near the center of the city),
   and hell tell you that not only is Han Ji charging for water, hes also
   sacrificing children to try and appease the gods.  So go to Han Jis house
   (in the southern part of the city) and kill him.  Youll receive 40,000
   experience points and 2 fame points.  Youll also find a key on Han Jis
   corpse, which opens a cabinet on the southern side of his house.  Inside
   the cabinet youll find a copy of The Spring and Autumn Annals (permanent
   +30 strength).

   Note: You must do this quest in Chapter Seven before you kill Yong Chi.
   Otherwise Han Ji will disappear when the rebels take over the city.

-- Hes home (western side of village): Inside you can talk to He Jis wife.
   If you navigate the conversation correctly, shell give you a precious
   fungus.  But dont worry about that conversation too much.  After you
   complete it, talk to her again, and this time shell tell you how her
   husband fell in with some hooligans.  Agree to try and persuade the husband
   to change his ways.  (Dont offer to kill him.)

   You can find He Ji in the tavern.  Hes the man drinking unhappily.  Lie
   to him about why youre there (otherwise youll have to fight him), and
   then talk to the two hooligans by the door.  The conversation will lead to
   a battle, which you should win easily.  Then talk to He Ji again.  Hell
   agree to go home to his wife, and youll receive 40,000 experience points.

      You should treat your wife nicely.  Otherwise I wont forgive you. --
      Fu Su

-- Liu Yans house (southern part of the city): You might remember Liu Yan
   from Handan.  There he asked you to deliver a pearl to him, and if you have
   it with you now youll receive 8000 gold and the Star-inviting Falchion.
   (You should make the falchion Fu Sus new weapon.)

When you go into the office and talk to Yong Chi, hell summon a bunch of
soldiers to help him.  Try to get your spellcasters somewhere safe, and
simultaneously try to take out the enemy spellcasters.  Then mop up the rest,
saving Chi for last since hell take a long time to kill.  Also, pick up any
items that fall to the ground right away.  As soon as you kill Chi, the battle
will end, youll be transported to the rebel encampment (where youll find out
Liu Bang is heading for Xuecheng), and you wont be able to re-enter the
office.

Once you leave the command tent in the encampment, the chapter will end.

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| 06.09.00 Chapter Eight                                                     |
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In this chapter you need to help the rebels capture Sanchuan Prefecture and
then try to rescue Li Si from prison in Xianyang.

* ================= *
* 06.09.01 Xuecheng *
* ================= *

Go to Xuecheng and talk to Liu Bang (in the commanders office).  Hell say
that his next target is Sanchuan Prefecture, where Li You, Prime Minister Li
Sis son, is in charge.  Youll tell Bang that you know Li You, and that you
might be able to get him to surrender the city.

So head on over to Sanchuan Prefecture.

* ============================ *
* 06.09.02 Sanchuan Prefecture *
* ============================ *

Go to the commanders compound and talk to the sentry next to the gate.  When
you claim to be an imperial envoy, the sentry will tell you that an imperial
envoy came just yesterday, and that it is staying in the guest room of the
compound.  Enter the compound and check it out.

There are a few ways you can deal with the secret envoy and get the letter
he is carrying.  You can kill him, you can scare him, and you can fool him.
The best way is the last.  Say that you were dispatched by Zhao Gao, that you
need to see whether you have done what he asked you, and that Zhao Gao is
afraid you will give the letter to the wrong person.  In total youll receive
45,000 experience points and the letter.

The letter is from Zhao Gao, and in it he asks Lu Fang, the Governor of
Sanchuan Prefecture, to slander Li You with the intent of discrediting him and
his father, Li Si the Prime Minister.  When you show the letter to Li You (in
the commanders office), hell be upset enough to agree to surrender the city
to the rebels and pretend to have been killed in the fight.  Further, hell
tell you that when he leaves the city, hell go to Xianyang and wait for you
in one of the inns there.

When you leave the office youll be confronted by Lu Fang and a few allies,
and all the soldiers in the city will turn against you.  So try to keep your
party close to the office door, so you dont attract more enemies than you
start with.  Then when the soldiers are dead, head for Xuecheng so you can
tell Liu Bang the good news.  Youll receive 50,000 experience points when you
do.  Then head for Xianyang so you can meet up with Li You.

* ================= *
* 06.09.03 Xianyang *
* ================= *

There are two inns in Xianyang.  Youll find Li You in the southernmost one.
When you talk to him, the two of you will decide to rescue Yous father from
prison, and youll also decide to go to Huan Feng for help.  Then Li You will
offer to join your party.

Huan Feng (in his compound in the northern part of the city) will give you an
official document allowing you access into the prison.  So head there and then
go all the way down to the third level.  Youll find Li Si in the northwestern
part of the level, but shortly after talking to him youll discover that Huan
Feng betrayed you and caused guards to surround the prison.

So fight your way back to the staircase leading up to the second level, and
there youll find Huan Feng.  After you defeat him, hell ask you to kill him
to release him from Zhao Gaos magic.  If you have Zhao Qian in your party,
shell step in and suggest a Maio wizard might be able to save him.
Otherwise, Feng will throw himself on your sword and die.

Unknown: Can you really save Huan Feng?  As far as I can tell, its not
possible to get back into the prison after you leave.  That means either Feng
escapes from the prison and you have to heal him somewhere else, or you have
to have a certain type of party to heal him (I tried with Kun Pu in my party,
but it didnt work).

To escape from the prison, go up to the second level and do some more
fighting.  However, when you get to the stairs leading to the exit youll find
that youre not allowed to go up.  So look more closely at the prison cells,
and notice a guy named Zhou San the prisoner in one of the eastern ones.

When you talk to San, youll learn that hes a powerful thief.  If you ask him
how such a powerful thief managed to get caught, hell tell you that he did it
on purpose so he could hide in the jail (youll also earn 15,000 experience
points).  Then if you ask San how he plans to escape from the prison, hell
show you a tunnel he created that leads to Xishui Village.

* ======================= *
* 06.09.04 Xishui Village *
* ======================= *

Near where you start out should be a villager and a soldier named Jing Chen.
The villager will tell you to talk to Chen, and Chen will tell you that the
rebel army is now in Julu.  So thats where you should go next.  As soon as
you leave the area, the chapter will end.

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| 06.10.00 Chapter Nine                                                      |
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In this chapter you just need to visit Julu and decide Liu Bang is a better
leader than Xiang Yu.

* ============= *
* 06.10.01 Julu *
* ============= *

As you explore the area youll run into a soldier named Sima Xin.  Hell tell
you that Zhao Gaos assassins are after him.  Agree to protect him, and hell
lead you south to where half a dozen or so soldiers are waiting.  After
defeating the assassins, talk to Xin again.  Hell explain how hes an envoy
of General Zhang Han, and how Zhao Gao wants him dead so Han wont achieve any
more victories and become too popular.

So take Xin prisoner and head northeast to the rebel base.  (If you try to
enter the rebel base before capturing Xin, they wont let you in.)  Youll
find the commanding officer, Xiang Yu, in the large tent in the middle of the
base.  Once you go inside the tent, youll trigger a cut scene where Xiang Yu
decides to allow Zhang Han to surrender, but also decides to sacrifice his
200,000 troops as revenge for his uncles death.  Youll be disgusted by this
decision, and so youll decide to follow Liu Bang instead.

   If I do not do this, how can I appease my anger and resentment? --
   Xiang Yu

However, as you try to exit the area and head for Yangcheng, youll be
accosted by a large group of rebel soldiers.  Theyll announce that you were
too rude to Xiang Yu when you were in his tent, and then theyll try to kill
you.  So do the usual thing -- run away -- and then come back to pick off the
group little by little.

Once the way is clear, head for Yangcheng.

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| 06.11.00 Chapter Ten                                                       |
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In this chapter you need to help Liu Bang capture Wancheng, and then hunt down
Hu Hai.

* ================== *
* 06.11.01 Yangcheng *
* ================== *

There isnt very much to the city here.  Its basically just a large command
center plus two shops.  Youll find Liu Bang in the command center.  When you
talk to him, Bang will ask you for advice.  Tell him that is not a good idea
and youll receive 15,000 experience points.  Then Bang will tell you to talk
to Xaio He about Wancheng.  You can find Xiao He in the side room of the
compound.

When you find Xiao He, the two of you will discuss a plan for capturing
Wancheng.  Youll decide to create a diversion while a small group of soldiers
-- namely your party -- infiltrates the city and opens the gate.  Youll
receive 20,000 experience points once the conversation ends.

   We may well bolt the door and beat the dog. -- Fu Su

But before rushing off to Wancheng, explore Yangcheng to find the following
things:

-- Woman (standing on the western side of the city): When you talk to her
   youll gain +1 charm.

-- Xu Wei (wandering in the western side of the city): Youll catch her trying
   to pick your pocket.  Tell her Youre swift enough! and youll gain +3
   charm and 1 fame point.  Otherwise youll have to attack her.

-- Chen the carpenter (standing in the center of the area): Hell tell you of
   a dispute with Huang Qi.  Agree to play mediator, and then go find Qi in
   his house in the northern part of the city.  Qi wont want to pay the money
   he owes Chen, but after teach him a lesson hell suddenly find enough money
   for the payment.  When you give the money to Chen, youll receive 20,000
   experience points and 2 fame points.

-- Robbers (south of the city): Theres nothing special about them, but you
   can kill them for experience points and equipment.

Unknown: Do Shi Yi or Wang San do anything?

* ================= *
* 06.11.02 Wancheng *
* ================= *

Youll start out next to a rebel encampment.  A gate sentry there will let you
know that the rebels are ready to help out, but you wont be able to go into
the camp to see for yourself.  So wander around the area and kill a lot of
wolves, boars, and tigers.

Eventually, head west and talk to the gate sentry of the enemy city.  Hell
let you enter the city for the pittance of 10,000 gold.  If you dont have
that much or if you dont want to pay that much simply attack the sentry
(setting Fu Sus right side skill to fierce advance and then right-clicking
the sentry works).  Once you clear away the soldiers, youll be able to enter
the city.

Inside the city, head west to the command center.  Even if you bribed the
sentry to get in, once you open the gate to the compound, the soldiers there
will attack you.  So kill the guards and then enter the office.  A cut scene
will ensue where you convince the governor to surrender the city.  But then
some more soldiers will show up to disagree with that solution, and youll
have to fight them.  Send your spellcasters west to keep them on the periphery
of the battle, and then just wade in with your melee fighters and let them do
most of the work.

Once the soldiers are dead, the governor will approach you and speak to you.
As soon as the conversation ends, youll be whisked away from the command
center and find yourself talking to Liu Bang in the rebel camp.  You wont be
able to get back into the command center, so be sure to pick up everything you
can during the fight.

   Now Wancheng has been conquered and I have no worries in my rear. --
   Liu Bang

Thats all you need to do in Wancheng, but of course you should explore the
city to find a couple more things of interest:

-- Old man (in a house in the northeastern part of the city): When you talk to
   the old man youll recognize him as a former general named Wei Liao.  If
   you have at least 100 savvy youll then discuss calligraphy and swordcraft,
   and, as a result, youll receive 50,000 experience points and +30 wisdom.
   And if that wasnt enough, Liao will also tell you about a secret room
   under his house where you can find the Yellow Emperors Book of Eighty-one
   Adversities (permanent +30 constitution), plus other random treasures.
   (Just be wary of the terra-cotta warriors on the way to the secret room.)

-- Ma Ping (standing outside his house in the northern part of the city):
   Hell tell you that a ruffian kidnapped his son, and that the ruffian and
   son are in his house right now.  So go in the house and kill the ruffian.
   When you do, Ping will give you a Monster Nafus Hoof, and youll also
   receive 1 fame point.

Unknown: Do Grandma Wang, Ah Bao, or Li Tong play any role?  How about the
hunter in the grocers shop?

Before heading to the Epang Palace to deal with your brother, make a short
stop in Handan.  There you can give the Monster Nafus Hoof to the treasure
merchant in the inn (and receive 3000 gold) and then talk to the treasure
craftsman who is also in the inn.  The craftsman will offer you Boots of
Monster Nafus Hoof for 5000 gold.

* ===================== *
* 06.11.03 Epang Palace *
* ===================== *

Slightly east from where you start youll find a soldier named Zhou Zheng.
Talk to him to gain his allegiance, and also to find out that Zhao Gao entered
the palace not long ago.  Then go inside.

Once you go through the gate, the area will become a big battlefield.  Youll
have to fight numerous groups of guards.  In fact, youll have to do so much
fighting that youll probably need to make a trip or two back to Xianyang just
to sell all the loot youll pick up.  So proceed slowly and carefully, and try
to draw enemies to you in small groups.

There are a few buildings in the area, but only two advance the plot (the
others just contain more soldiers to kill):

-- Living quarters of Hu Hai (northern side of area): When you enter the
   building, youll see a cut scene where assassins kill Hu Hai under orders
   from Zhao Gao.  But youll arrive in time for Hu Hai to tell you with his
   last breath that Zhao Gao was responsible for your fathers death, and that
   Zhao Gao might be in Zi Yings (your sons) quarters.

      What evil!  Zhao Gao, you killed my father.  I cant stand to live
      under the same heaven with you.  You wait for me! -- Fu Su

   Before leaving, grab the Taie sword from the cabinet next to where Hu Hai
   died.  I dont like the Taie sword as much as the Star-inviting Falchion,
   so I never use it.

-- Living quarters of Zi Ying (eastern side of area): The bad news is that
   youll have to defeat a room filled with soldiers.  The good news is that
   its a big room, and not all the soldiers will be able to see you at first.
   So right after Zhao Gao flees and the cut scene ends, send your party west
   into the antechamber and defeat all the soldiers there, plus whatever
   soldiers follow you in from the main room.  If things start to look dicey,
   just have your party leave the building, heal, and then return to do more
   fighting.  Once the antechamber is yours, draw out the enemies from the
   main room and kill them a few at a time.

   Note: The door to this building will be locked until you talk to Hu Hai.

Now all you need to do is track down Zhao Gao in his residence.  So head to
Xianyang, dispatching any (newly spawned) soldiers that might get in your way.

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| 06.12.00 Chapter Eleven                                                    |
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In this chapter you need to kill Zhao Gao.

* ================= *
* 06.12.01 Xianyang *
* ================= *

When you enter Zhao Gaos residence, youll discover killing him wont be as
easy as you might have thought.  Instead of finding him in his residence,
youll discover an underground passage, and so youll have to fight your way
through three underground levels just to get to Zhao Gao, and then fighting
him wont be a picnic either.

Note: The underground palace is the last part of the game.  So dont worry
too much about picking stuff up (except to check if you can use it), and spend
your remaining money on healing supplies before you go in.

The first level is a maze of sorts, and you wont have the overhead map
available to help you out.  But there will be three sets of stairs leading
down to the next level (one in the eastern corner, one in the western corner,
and one on the southern corner) and so you shouldnt get lost.  Also, all
youll find on the level are soldiers and treasure chests, so you dont need
to explore the whole thing if you dont want to.  Just find the stairs and go
down.

The second level is divided into two parts.  The stairs down to the third
level will be in the northern half, and you can get to that half using either
the eastern or western stairs from the first level.  Otherwise, the second
level will be much like the first, with lots of enemy soldiers to kill and
lots of loot dropping to the ground.

The third level is where youll find Zhao Gao.  When you arrive at his
chamber, and after youve watched the cut scene, Gao will jump to the west.
That means you should run away to the east (back the way you just came).  Then
pick off the enemy soldiers in the area without disturbing Gao.  If you do run
into Gao, finish off all the other soldiers in the area first, and then
concentrate on him.

Youll have to defeat Zhao Gao three times to kill him.  The first time will
be the easiest since he wont have much power then (which is why you should
take that opportunity to kill all his helpers).  About the worst thing hell
do is summon in a monster or two to attack you.

The second incarnation will teleport around and drain mana from your
characters, and sometimes hell hit you with a ranged attack, but in this
phase Gao will be more annoying than deadly.

The third incarnation is the one you might have to watch out for.  Hell be
fire enhanced then (meaning you should wear fire defense items and hit him
with water attacks), and hell hit you with fire spells.  He might also summon
in monsters again.  But if you have enough fire defense power, this shouldnt
be too difficult, and it will mostly involve chasing him down.  Also, remember
that this is the last fight in the game, so be liberal with your use of
healing items.  Once Zhao Gao dies, youll win the game.

Note: There are seven possible endings to the game, based on the activities
you perform (for example, if you helped Modu become Khan), but my knowledge of
these endings is sketchy at best.  If anybody has detailed information about
what the endings are, how you get them, and what happens if you qualify for
multiple endings, then please feel free to send me the information.
Otherwise, please dont.


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* 07.00.00 RECOGNITION                                                       *
******************************************************************************

Thanks to the following people who have provided information for this guide:

   Aelith
   Chriswan Winata
   HighSky
   Lost Hope
   Olaf
   Sslar
   Thomas Teh
   Vigo

Plus all the people at Strategy Firsts Prince of Qin forum.


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* 08.00.00 REVISION HISTORY                                                  *
******************************************************************************

January 1, 2003
---------------

Initial release.  Includes all of Chapter One.

January 4, 2003
---------------

Added Chapter Two and Chapter Three.

January 7, 2003
---------------

Added Chapter Four.

January 9, 2003
---------------

Added Chapters Five, Six, and Seven.

January 12, 2003
----------------

Added Chapters Eight, Nine, and Ten.  Also added three quests I missed before
(Wu Xins quest, the Hun Barracks sword quest, and the Lixian County roasted
meat quest).  Added an experience table to Section 2 (incomplete) and a map to
Section 3.

January 14, 2003
----------------

Added Chapter Ten, thus competing the walkthrough.  Also added more character
information to Section 2.  Added more information to the Peixian County
section (06.03.09).  Made some minor corrections.

January 19, 2003
----------------

Completed the experience table (02.03.00).  Made other minor additions and
changes.

January 23, 2002
----------------

Learned some more of the high level gems (thanks Chriswan Winata).

February 5, 2003
----------------

Found out Qing Bu can indeed join your party (thanks Aelith).

February 7, 2003
----------------

Added some more contributed information (thanks Vigo and Sslar).

February 13, 2003
-----------------

Added in the quest for the Sun-shooting Bow (thanks again to Sslar).


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* 09.00.00 PERMISSIONS AND UPDATES                                           *
******************************************************************************

This guide may be posted on any web site as long as the text is not changed
and as long as I am informed of the posting.  I will always submit new
versions to GameFAQs (www.gamefaqs.com) first, so if you are looking for the
most up-to-date version of this guide, that is the place to look.

*****
Copyright  2003 by Steven W. Carter

  
 
  
 

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