In order to check the status of your troops, you can view the
from both maps. While in battle, you
can only view your current arrangement, but in other situations
you can prepare for battle by equipping items and spell books,
or change character classes.
Organizing Your Troops Before Battle
The World Map displays locations in and around towns, as
well as the land and sea routes that connect these locations.
Your troops are stationed at the flag-marked position.
There are shops where you can buy and sell items and spell
books and employ comrades. Since bandits and monsters
often attack, please remember to organize your troops before
traveling. If a battle starts and "FIGHT IT OUT
displayed, then the event is a predetermined encounter and
not a random one. Time will resume once the battle has ended.
Ordinarily, the number of places you will be able to visit on the
World Map will gradually increase. However, since a random
encounter is a surprise attack, no matter how many times you
fight this type of battle, neither the time nor story will proceed.
Your troops' campaign funds are displayed on the bottom left of
the screen, and the area where you are currently stationed is at
the bottom right. Don't spend your campaign funds foolishly,
since you'll need money to pay for items at shops. The currency
used in this game is called Goth
If you want to strengthen your troops, don't be hasty. You can
train or gain fighting experience by going back and forth between
local villages and battling with bandits. It is recommended that
you save your data before traveling because you cannot avoid a
fight once you have encountered enemies.
While a character increases levels by gaining experience in battle,
he/she can also earn emblems for performing extraordinary
actions such as dodging an opponent's attack or defeating the
enemy when in critical condition. There are 32 emblems in all.
Your character can acquire new abilities and meet the qualifications
for changing class by collecting these emblems. Not all emblems
are awarded for accomplishments. Some are given as warnings
for disgraceful deeds. We challenge you to not only collect emblems
to improve your characters, but also to build a single hero with many
You can view the emblems in a character's possession at any time
from the Detailed Status Screen. While not all emblems are available
to characters of certain classes, it is a good idea to collect as many
emblems as you can.
The 3 Game Modes
You may enjoy several different scenarios using your saved
data from the central adventure. Select "Quest Mode" from the
Title Screen. There are 3 options available. Some of the items
that can be obtained in these modes are rare and cannot be
obtained in the main game, so playing this mode can be an
excellent way to acquire better equipment for your troops.
Although no Experience Points will be earned in this mode,
items and emblems that are gained will automatically be saved
to your troop's inventory. You can view the items you've
acquired by returning to the Title Screen, selecting "Continue,"
and then viewing the Character List from the Organize option.
- Exploration Mode: Certain areas available in
this mode correspond to the books that you find in the main
game. By paying a fee and having the appropriate book, you
may explore a particular area. When fighting battles in these
areas, you can earn special rewards if you can meet the goals
that you set for yourself prior to the battles. For instance, one
goal might be to complete the battle in a certain number of
turns. You may attempt to meet these goals as many times as
you can afford to pay the fees. Also, remember that usually the
greater the challenge you set for yourself, the greater the
reward will be if the challenge is met.
- Battle Mode: In this mode, two players can battle
one another using the Game Link cable. However, only 5
characters are dispatched to the field for each team, and some
spells are unusable. Even if one of your characters dies in battle,
he/she will not be permanently lost. A reward is offered to the
victor of each battle.
- Exchange Mode: In Exchange Mode, you may
trade items, spellbooks, and characters with another player
using the Game Link cable. However, certain things cannot be
exchanged. There is no cost for using this mode.