JP Version Complete Guide PS2

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|                          XENOSAGA MADNESS PROJECT                          |
|               Xenosaga: Episode I - JP version complete guide              |
|                               editor: jetfuel                              |
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reproduced, in whole or in part, for purposes other than private, personal use. 
This document may be redistributed only if the entire file remains intact and 
unmodified. This guide is, obviously, a work in progress. The newest guide 
version can always be found at (http://www.metalbat.com/jfl/madness.html) 
(http://www.cheatcc.com), or (http://www.gamefaqs.com). Questions, 
comments, suggestions, or corrections can be directed to 
[email protected]

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|               BOOK 0: GUIDE TO THE GUIDE               |
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Info about the guide itself, how it came to be, and how it might be useful.

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|       0.0: TABLE OF CONTENTS       |
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You can search this guide by copying the name of a chapter and pasting it into 
the "Find" dialog of the application you use to view this file.

BOOK 0: GUIDE TO THE GUIDE

        0.0: TABLE OF CONTENTS
        0.1: INTRODUCTION
        0.2: CREDITS
        0.3: VERSION HISTORY
        0.4: NOTES
        0.5: GUIDE CONVENTIONS

BOOK 1: "SOFT" GAME DATA

        1.1: STORY OVERVIEW
        1.2: CHARACTER PROFILES
        1.3: A.G.W.S. PROFILES

BOOK 2: "HARD" GAME DATA

        2.1: GAMEPLAY OVERVIEW
        2.2: EXPLORATION
        2.3: BATTLE
        2.4: ATTACKS/DEATHBLOWS
        2.5: ETHER
        2.6: SKILLS
        2.7: ITEMS/EQUIPMENT
        2.8: MENU TRANSLATIONS

BOOK 3: GAME STORY TRANSLATION

        3.1: INTRODUCTION
     
BOOK 4: GAME WALKTHROUGH

        3.2: TUTORIAL

BOOK 5: MINIGAMES

        5.1: GEAR BATTLING
        5.2: XENOCARD
        5.3: GAMBLING

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|       0.1: INTRODUCTION            |
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The Xenosaga Madness Project is dedicated to the assembly of a complete guide to 
the Japanese release of the Playstation 2 game _Xenosaga: Episode I_, for 
English speakers. The project was conceived by jetfuel as a way for him to play 
the game early, to practice some Japanese before leaving to study in Tokyo, to 
avoid potentially bad English localization, and most of all to help Xeno fans 
around the world enjoy this fine game in a language more familiar to them than 
Japanese. In the weeks preceding the game's Japanese release, several other fans 
came out of the Xeno web woodwork to lend their talents; their names and 
contributions can be found in the credits section to follow.

In order to play, you'll need the game, of course, a Japanese PS2, and this 
guide. The game and PS2 can be bought at any number of game import shops on the 
net, or at a real shop in Japan, if you're lucky enough to actually live there. 
Go ahead and print this guide out, or have it up on your screen if your computer 
is close enough to your PS2.

For ideal enjoyment of the game, please put away all expectations and 
preconceptions. When faced with an unorthodox decision by the game staff, try to 
accept it. Most of all, remember that this game has been put together by a large 
team of very hard-working people who have done their absolute best to bring you 
a fun game.

There's another Xenosaga Episode I guide out there, authored by one Henry Jerng. 
This guy is really cool and I don't consider our guides to be in competition at 
all. Check his out, as well as his numerous guides to other games. *^_^*

Credit should be given to CJayC, proprietor of GameFAQs, for providing the venue 
through which guides like this one can be distributed to the people who need 
them.

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|       0.2: CREDITS                 |
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The people who bring madness to you. Xenosaga Madness roll call:

Mr. Ashley Curtis: Skill/ability lists, much translation in various areas
Mr. int: A/V manipulation, Ethos HQ admin
Mr. duckroll: Gameplay/minigame guide
Mr. bebpo: Item lists
Mr. Axel5: Menus
Mr. jetfuel: Walkthrough, translation, all section editing, guide assembly, 
forum moderation

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|       0.3: VERSION HISTORY         |
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Changes, updates, future plans. With each update I also go over the whole 
document to rearrange information and fix little spelling/grammar/formatting 
errors or awkward translations.

0.2.6 (3.9.02): Made some corrections; thanks to Gabe Silverstone on the KOS-MOS 
bio. duckroll's corrections to the Ether/Deathblow lists.

0.2.5 (3.8.02): Bebpo's complete usable item list. Removed plugin misinformation. 
Made menu hierarchies and such more readable (I hope).

0.2 (3.7.02): Complete battle explanation. Exploration explanation. Say that 
three times fast.

0.1.5 (3.7.02): Found that stupid "Goddess's Shield" kanji. Started Deathblow 
explanation. Ashley more or less finished attacks and Ethers; jet working on 
iffy katakana titles. Future plans: start serious story/walkthrough once DV 
bridge arrives. Maybe start a glossary.

0.1.1 (3.6.02): Fixed small errors. A.G.W.S. and Ether menu explanation. Moved 
tutorial to Walkthrough section.

0.1 (3.5.02): Jr. and chaos bios. Extensive menu details. Updated attacks. 
Ethers. Complete tutorial translation. Figured out the name of the guy who looks 
like Henry Rollins.

0.0.6 (3.4.02): More items listed. Corrected M.O.M.O. bio.

0.0.5 (3.4.02): Part of intro translation. Started item list. Started 
attacks/deathblow lists. Guide conventions. Menu translation.

0.0.2 (2.27.02): Shion and M.O.M.O. bios. Game notes.

0.0.1 (2.25.02): Guide skeleton assembled. Story overview. KOS-MOS bio. Need to 
add duckroll's battle and ether info, and Ashley's Shion bio.

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|       0.4: NOTES                   |
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Real-world background on the game itself and other miscellaneous info.

_Xenosaga Episode I_
_Der Wille zur Macht / 力への意志 / The Will to Power_
The game was released in Japan on February 28, 2002, in both regular and 
Limited(LE) editions. The LE contains a book, a keychain, a binder, and a KOS-
MOS figurine; both editions contain the game on a dual-layer DVD for the Sony 
Playstation 2. Monolith Soft, backed by Namco, has developed the game with a 
staff including of a number of members from the original Xenogears team.

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|     0.5: GUIDE CONVENTIONS         |
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Key info used throughout the guide.

This guide makes use of Japanese-formatted text so that you can compare English 
translations with their Japanese counterparts on the game screen. Viewing of 
these characters requires a Japanese OS, Japanese support installed over your 
regular OS, or a special third party application that allows you to read 
Japanese. MacOS 9 and X come with full Japanese support ready to install from 
the CD. On recent Windows releases it should be fairly easy to install Japanese 
support as well. Look around your OS's support sites for more info on this. If 
you haven't got Japanese support, those bits will simply look like garbled crap 
and you can ignore them.

Unless otherwise noted, the following symbols will be used for controller 
commands:
S = Square
T = Triangle
O = Circle
X = X

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|               BOOK 1: "SOFT" GAME DATA                 |
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Background, plot, character bios, and other subjective fluff.

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|        1.1: STORY OVERVIEW         |
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As translated from Monolith's site by int and Ashley:

In the year 20XX AD. Through one man's effort, ruins were discovered at Turkana 
Lake, Africa. A very, very ancient relic was found amongst the ruins. The relic 
was later called "Phenomenon Transition System", Zohar. In the distant future 
after the discovery of Zohar, mankind has no choice but to abandon the Earth due 
to a 'certain reason'. In space, 4,000 years after the discovery of Zohar, where 
the memories of Earth have long been forgotten this sets the stage for the story 
of Xenosaga. In this era, the sanctity of humanity is threatened by a mysterious 
existence known as the "Gnosis". The groups of Gnosis exhibit clear hostility as 
they attack humanity. Humanity quickly develops the A.G.W.S. and the Android 
"KOS-MOS" system to combat it (the Gnosis). One woman, the human race and the 
Gnosis find themselves in conflict centered around presence of Zohar.

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|      1.2:  CHARACTER PROFILES      |
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As translated from Monolith's site by Ashley and jetfuel:

_Shion Uzuki_
Sex: Female
Height: 163cm
Weight: 48kg
Age: 22
Bio: Shion is the head engineer of the "KOS-MOS" project inside Vector, the 
number one development agency.
In the beginning of the story, Shion is dispatched to outer space by Vector, to 
be in charge of the investigation of a planet which has disappeared, and to test 
the KOS-MOS project. The project is being conducted jointly by the government 
and the private sector.
From early on, since her birth, there has been a long history of many wars 
around and in her hometown. Both of her parents are dead, also 2 years ago she 
lost her first love in an accident. It should have been a very tough experience 
for her. However she hasn't been troubled by it very much and she has never 
revealed her hurt feelings to anyone else.
She does everything with a positive attitude. However her attitude tends to be 
taken just as simple optimism. However her positive attitude is really the 
strongest resistance to all the experiences she's had in the past. It's also the 
proof that she is not restrained by the ghosts of her past, and the reason for 
her sheer volition to live today and then tomorrow.
Shion is a woman with "strong and mighty" personality, who tends to push her 
coworkers to move ahead aggressively. Although this quality is also kind of an 
attraction, she denies it about herself. However, as being the KOS-MOS project's 
head engineer, she is thought of as just a Muse. The fact is that she is a 
pretty woman. Because of this many of her male coworkers take a fancy to her.

_KOS-MOS_
Sex: Female
Height: 167 cm
Weight: 92kg
Age: Appearance of approximately 18 years.
Bio: Key girl throughout the Xenosaga series. A female-type battle android 
developed by the galactic conglomerate "Vector". Created without the artificial-
human ReAlien technique, she is a unique being composed entirely of mechanical 
parts.
Created as a battle system for use against the Gnosis by the pilgrimage fleet, 
"KOS-MOS" is a general project title rather than a name. She is devoted to the 
three priorities of logic, the establishment, and duty, and to guarding her 
creator Shion unconditionally. In order to facilitate communication with others, 
she implements a "personality imitation OS".
Her name means "order".

_chaos_
Sex: Male
Height: 169 cm
Weight: 53kg
Age: Appearance of approximately 18 years.
Bio: A key person throughout the Xenosaga Series. Chaos is slender, and always 
wears a gloomy expression. He seems to have some kind of quality that sees 
through everything. His philosophical style of speech is hard for others to 
understand.
He has the appearance of a 16 year old, but his age is
unknown. His amber colored eyes and silver hair make him very special. Choas 
never talks about his past by name. So no one knows his background, including 
himself because of some memory blackouts. This is why, everything about him is 
wrapped with mystery. "Chaos" is his name.


_M.O.M.O._
Sex: Female
Height: 141cm
Weight: 36kg
Age: Appearance of about 12 years.
Bio: The only way to capture a Gnosis is to use a "special observer".  To 
capture the Gnosis an observation-type ReAlien prototype was developed.
Joachim Mizrahi and Juli Mizrahi created the UTIC, a mechanics organization.
Through this they created MOMO (Multiple Observative Mimetic Organicus),
which is modeled after the appearance of Sakura Mizrahi, their deceased
daughter.
By accumulating good deeds, she hopes to fulfill her dream of meeting her
father Joachim in heaven.

_Jr._
Sex: Male
Height: 140cm
Weight: 38kg
Age: Looks about 12years old
Jr. represents the board of directors for the Kukai Foundation. The Kukai 
Foundation is a financial group routed within the independent state of Miruchia. 
Miruchia is a member of the United Federation of Stars.
Jr. appears to be 12 years old. However no one knows his real age. Despite his 
childlike appearance, inside he is just the opposite. He's filled with very 
extensive knowledge. But sometimes he asks very child-like questions, at the 
same time making remarks about the true nature of things.
Collecting old books and rare guns (from our period) is Jr.'s hobby.


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Stats, diagrams, mechanics, and other objective material.

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|          2.2: EXPLORATION          |
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As explained by jetfuel

When running around the various locations of the game, there are a few things to 
keep in mind.

__Movement__
Walk around with the left analog stick, unless you are old-school and you like 
the directional pad. Pushing the stick further in one direction makes your 
character walk faster, then jog, then run. Holding R2 will put you in walk-only 
mode, which is useful for sneaking around enemies. Running into an enemy will 
put you into a battle.

__The O Button__
Hit O to open doors, talk to people, open boxes, take items, hit big red 
switches, read maps, activate cranes, or do pretty much anything else that 
involves interaction with the environment around your character.

__Save points__
The big rotating yellow things are save points, and you can save your game at 
them by hitting O. You may also recover your characters' stats at one by using a 
スペーステント / Space Tent.

__Shopping__
The big rotating silver things are shops. You can buy or sell items and 
equipment there.

__Blowing Stuff Up__
You can use the U.M.N. to blow stuff up. If your character passes by stuff that 
can be blown up, a blue indicator will appear and a sound will play. Hit S to 
blow that stuff up. You may open up new areas, discover items, or encounter 
enemies when blowing stuff up. Some stuff, when blown up, will release some kind 
of temporary ill effect for your enemies on the field (lightning, fire, etc.). 
If you can lure an enemy into one of these, then the effect will be displayed. 
If you then fight the enemy, it will be at an appropriate disadvantage.

__Menu__
You can call up your main menu by hitting T. This menu is explained in detail in 
chapter 2.8.

__Radar__
In the lower right corner, there is a blue radar screen. Your character's 
location and facing are indicated by a red triangle. Enemies are indicated by 
yellow triangles. Non-hostile characters are indicated by green triangles. Yes, 
the red/yellow designation seems counter-intuitive. I guess Japanese have 
different connotations for these colors.

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As explained by jetfuel

The basics of battle are covered by the in-game tutorial, the translation for 
which can be found in Book 4's Walkthrough. Let's take a look at Xenosaga's 
excellent battle system.

__Attacking__
Basically, you have two kinds of attacks: short range and long range. When it is 
your character's turn in battle, you can choose a target and then hit T to 
execute a long range attack, or S to execute a short range attack. You can keep 
attacking as long as you have AP (Action Points), which is indicated in the blue 
meter near your character's portrait. You may stop attacking by hitting X. Each 
turn you get 4 AP. If you do not use all of your AP in one turn, it will carry 
over to the next turn. Regular attacks take 2 AP each. Sometimes you may score a 
critical hit, which does more damage than usual. In a typical turn, you might 
hit T and then S, thus doing two attacks and using all of your 4 AP for that 
turn.

__Deathblows__
If you have enough AP, you can execute a Deathblow by hitting O. Some Deathblows 
require that you precede them with regular attacks. Check out your Deathblow 
menu to view and edit which attack combinations are associated with which 
Deathblows. As an example, on one turn you might hit T to do a regular, long-
range attack, then hit X to stop attacking and let your AP carry over. On the 
next turn, you hit S, S, O, using all of your 6 AP to unleash a Deathblow.

__Menu__
Instead of attacking on your turn, you can hit X to call up the menu. Hit X 
again to return to the attacks. The battle menu contains the following options:
    _ETHER_
These are your character's "spells". Choose an Ether, then choose a target, if 
required. This uses 4 AP.
    _ITEM_
This lets you use an item. Choose an item, then choose a target. This uses 1 AP.
    _MOVE_
You can move to another location on the battlefield. This affects your attack 
and defense. Characters in the back row will not be able to use, or be hit by, 
physical attacks.
    _A.G.W.S._
Use this to board your A.G.W.S. You will be prompted for a location where you 
would like to deploy.
    _GUARD_
This makes your character guard until her next turn.

__Boost__
The Boost gauge is the red gauge near your AP gauge. It fills up as you attack, 
and once full increments the number next to it and empties again. Boost allows 
you to slip a character's turn into the round preemptively. When a character has 
at least one boost gauge filled, and is not already present in the turn queue at 
the bottom right, you can hold down R2 and a Boost icon will show up. Eligible 
characters will show up around it, and you then hit the appropriate button(S is 
left, T is up, O is right). That character's icon will then be inserted into the 
queue immediately after the current turn.

__G.T.W.__
At the bottom right of the screen is a blue field called the G.T.W., or Group 
Turn Window. It shows a diagram of the battlefield, including all allies and 
enemies. The currently targeted ally or enemy will be indicated by a line, and 
by having its portrait slightly offset in the queue. Enemies are indicated as 
type B (biological), M (mechanical), or G (Gnosis). If you are able to see 
enemies' hit points, they will be displayed here as well. The queue of portraits 
in the middle indicates in what order characters will act during this round of 
battle. At the beginning of a round, icons are put into the queue according to 
one's speed attribute. As turns are taken, the icons file out the left side of 
the queue. Keep an eye on who will be taking the next turn, as you might be able 
to kill a monster right before it attacks, or you might find reassurance in 
knowing that your healing character will have the next turn. Also keep in mind 
that the queue can be altered by the use of Boosts, by both you and your enemies.

__Event Slot__
Next to the G.T.W. is a little slot-machine looking thingie that rolls over each 
turn. It has 4 possible settings, each of which affects in a different way the 
combat that takes place during that turn. The little orange burst increases the 
effectiveness of critical hits. The gold ring-looking thing increases the rate 
at which your Boost gauge fills. The coin looking thing gives you extra Tp and 
Ep points with each kill made on that turn.  The amount of points received 
varies, with a high chance of getting 2 extra points, sometimes 4 extra points, 
and rarely 10 extra points. The blank one does nothing.

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As translated by Ashley

__シオン / Shion__
    _Normal Attacks_
        S: フェストナックル / Knuckle Fist
        T: クラッカー  / Cracker
        S,S: ブレイクキック / Break Kick
        S,T: スタンショック / Stun Shock
        T,S: スピンキック / Spin Kick
        T,T: ボム / Bomb
    _Deathblows_
        イナズマブロー / Inazuma Blow (lightning attack)
        スペルレイ / Spell Ray (laser attack)
        スロットシュート / Slot Shot (change the cartridge and fire a more 
intense 
shot)
        バックファイア / Backfire (an intense fire attack)
        エーテルボンバー / Ether Bomb (Bio and Gnosis enemies take damage x2 from 
this)
        グラビティブロー / Gravity Blow (slows Bio and Gnosis enemies)
        スペールブレード / Spell Blade (the laser hurts)
        レインブレード / Rain Blade (it rains blades)


__KOS-MOS__
    _Normal Attacks_
        S: BLOW
        T: BLASTER
        S,S: S-SLOT
        S,T: SWORD
        T,S: NEEDLE
        T,T: BLASTER
        O: F-GSHOT 12 Ep 00 Ap 6 (12 ammo left; requires 0 EP, requires 6 AP)
    _Deathblows_
        R- BLADE
        R- CANNON
        R- DRILL
        X- BUSTER (the gut buster so to say)
        S- CHAIN (causes a random status)
        R- SPAINE
        R- DRAGON


__バージル / Virgil__
    _Normal Attacks_
        S: ドッキ / Knock
        T: ライフルショット / Rifle Shot


__Ziggurat8__
    _Normal Attacks_
        S: ハイキック / High Kick
        T: レーザナイフ / Laser Knife
        O: BMP55SX 02 Ep 04 Ap 6 (2 ammo left; requires 4 EP, requires 6 AP) 
(attacks all enemies)
        S,S: ジャックブレード / Jack Blade
        S,T: バースとブロー / Burst Blow
        T,S: ジャックブレード / Jack Blade
        T,T: レーゼーナイフ / Laser Knife
    _DeathBlows_
        サウザーバースト / Souther Burst (fire attack)
        ライオネルハンド / Lionel Hand (thunder attack)
        メテオショット / Meteor Shot (fire attack)
        ストームブレイド / Storm Blade
        クロスランサー / Cross Lancer
        ネックハンター / Neck Hunter (thunder attack)
        ヘルファイアー / Hell Fire


__M.O.M.O.__
    _Normal Attacks_
        S: ビートロッド / Beat Rod
        T: ライトニングベル / Lightning Bell
        S,S: 2ビートロッド / Beat Rod x2
        S,T: スピンロッド / Spin Rod
        T,S: ミラージュキック / Mirage Kick
        T,T: フラワーストーム / Flower Storm
    _DeathBlows_
        プチメテオ / Petite Meteor
        ワインドミキサー / Wind Mixer
        ノック・ザ・ドア / Knock the Door (A strange attack)
        スターキャノン / Star Cannon
        エンジェルアロー / Angel Arrow
        レアハンター / Rare Hunter (steal a rare item)
        ラブリーレイ / Lovely Ray
        ダークロッド / Dark Rod (stabbing attack, Gnosis will be turned into an 
item)


__ケイオス / chaos__
    _Normal Attacks_
        S: 気掌 / Calm Palm
        T: 発気 / Return Fire
        S,S: 連環気掌 / The Inner Circles' Palm
        S,T: 斬気掌 / Slicing Palm
        T,S:  突気掌 / Piercing Palm
        T,T:  二連発気 / Shotgun Blast
    _DeathBlows_
        百気掌 / Hundred Chi Palm
        円月飛掌 / Flying Moon Circle Palm
        雷斬掌 / Thunder Slice Palm
        菩薩掌 / Oath of Buddha Palm
        波動掌 / Surge Palm (Cause Machines Pilot's to faint)
        氷紋掌 / Dynasty of Ice Palm
        戒魔 / Demon Palm (Gnosis may leave battle)
        神槍脚 / God's Spear


__Jr.__
    _Normal Attacks_
        S: ライトシングル / Right Single
        T: レフトシングル / Left Single
        S,S: ライトダブル / Right Double
        S,T: レフトスナップ / Left Snap
        T,S: ライトスナップ / Right Snap
        T,T: レフトダブル / Left Double
    _DeathBlows_
        闘いの前奏曲 / Battle Prelude
        神秘の小夜曲 / Rune Serenade
        嵐のワルツ / Storm Waltz
        最後の交響曲 / Last Symphony
        神秘の夜想曲 / Mystique Nocturne
        天使の鎮魂歌 / Angelic Requiem
        魂の狂詩曲 / Soul Rhapsody (forces Gnosis to, how to say... eat it)


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|            2.5: ETHER              |
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As translated by Ashley and jetfuel

__シオン / Shion__
    メディカ / Medica (02 Ep , heals a small amount of hp)
    アナライズ / Analyze (02 Ep, find out the current hp of enemies)
    グッバイ / Goodbye (01 Ep, leave normal battles, no good for special events 
or bosses)
    メディカスオール / Medicast All (08 Ep, heals a medium amount of hp)
    リフレッシュ / Refresh (02 Ep, cures all status aliments)
    ブーストワン / One Boost (04 Ep, puts the boost gauge up 1 level)
    ジャミング / Jamming (04 Ep, machines' attacks are down for 5 turns)
    メディカレスト / Medica Rest (08 Ep, heals a large amount of hp)
    リバート/ Revert (12 Ep, wake up a ko'd friend with a medium amount of hp)
    セフティーレベル / Safety Level (12 Ep, if you die, reset to hp of one)
    クイック / Quick (06 Ep, speed up character 25% for 5 turns)
    クィーンキッス / Queen Kiss (08 Ep, steal an item and a slight chance of an 
instant death)
    セラフィムバード / Seraphim Bird (12 Ep, hurts all enemies, can only be used 
once per battle)
    トロネスブレード / Thrones Blade (08 Ep, hurts enemies, can only be used once 
per battle)
    ドミニオンタンク / Dominion Tank (10 Ep, ultra offensive strike, can only be 
used once per battle)
    エルデカイザー / Elder Kaiser (30 Ep, the ultimate attack, can only be used 
once per battle)


__KOS-MOS__
    モードA7 / Mode A7 (02 Ep, lowers physical attack for 5 turns)
    ダウンデクス / Dex Down (04 Ep, lowers defense of Bio and Gnosis by a medium 
amount)
    ダウンフォルス / Force Down (04 Ep, lowers physical attack of Bio and Gnosis)
    ダウンスペル / Spell Down (04 Ep, lowers ether attacks of Bio and Gnosis)
    ゲート / Gate (08 Ep, takes 1/4 of Hp and a slight chance of death (both only 
against Bio and Gnosis))
    エーテルリミット / Ether Limit (16 Ep, ether damage and cost 2x)
    サテライト / Satellite (16 Ep, Beam attack)
    デクススペルRa / Dex Spell Ra (12Ep, Ice attack)
    デクススペルFa / Dex Spell Fa (12Ep, Fire attack)
    デクススペルLa / Dex Spell La (12Ep, Rain attack


__Ziggurat8__
    マイガード / My Guard (02 Ep, physical defense up and attack down for 5 turns)
    ボデイーガード / Body Guard (02 Ep, with momo in the back row defense and 
attack will be up)
    ボデイーチャージ / Body Charge (04 Ep, Hp up a medium amount (about 180))
    エーテルシフトA / Ether Shift A (04 Ep, ether defense up and attack down for 
5 turns)
    エーテルシフトB / Ether Shift B (04 Ep, ether attack up and defense down for 
5 turns)
    チャージX / X Charge (04 Ep, some Hp and Ep restored)
    レッドマーク / Red Mark (04 Ep, 80% chance of critical hits on Machines)
    ボディーブースト / Body Boost (10 Ep, speed up 50% for 5 turns)


__M.O.M.O.__
    ライフショット / Life Shot (02 Ep, Heals for about 120 at start)
    ミラクルスター / Miracle Star (04 Ep, ether attack)
    シープビーム / Cheap Beam (04 Ep, machine pilots fall asleep)
    祈り / Prayer (06 Ep, get an item from heaven)
    リファイン / Refine (06 Ep, revive a ko'd character with a little Hp)
    ポンコツビーム / Coin Toss Beam (06 Ep, a 50% chance machines will lose a 
turn, 
for next 5 turns)
    スターウインド / Star Wind (10 Ep, strength increased, note: can only use 
once 
per battle)
    スターヴェール / Star Veil (04 Ep, all ether down 25% for 5 turns)
    スターアクション / Star Action (06 Ep, Fills a characters Ap points)
    スターライト / Star Light (10 Ep, strength up, can only use once per battle)
    スターベル / Star Bell (04 Ep)
    スターウー / Star Woo (08 Ep)


__ケイオス / chaos__
    守りの衣 / Protective Armor (04 Ep, Ether attacks are 25% down for 5 turns)
    癒しの雫 / Healing Rain (06 Ep, everyone recovers a small amount of Hp)
    氷の羽根 / Ice Sliver (04 Ep, ice attack)
    浄化の風 / Purifying Wind (06 Ep, clears all status affects)
    炎の羽根 / Fire Plume (04 Ep, fire attack)
    雷の羽根 / Lighting Bolt (04 Ep, thunder attack)
    最愛の徒 / For the Love of a Friend (50 Ep, completely revives and restores 
full health to a ko'd character, note: can only be used once per battle)
    真冶戒 / Holy Commandment (8 Ep, the amount an enemy can heal itself will now 
be halved)
    天変地異 / God's hand (12 Ep, enemies loss a turn)
    光と翼 / Light and Wings (12 Ep, attacks and clears all status affects)


__Jr.__
    サイコアーム / Psycho Arm (04 Ep, physical attack up)
    エーテルフレア / Ether Flare (04 Ep, ether attack up 25%)
    ダンディズム / Damnedism(?) (08 Ep, if ko'd you'll be auto revived) ?????
    サイコポケット / Psycho Pocket (04 Ep, steal an item)
    チェーン / Chain (04 Ep, Bio and Gnosis evasion down)
    ミスティー / Misty (10 Ep, block bio and gnosis spells)
    コインロック / Coin Lock (08 Ep, immune to all status aliments for 5 turns)
    スピードマシン / Speed Machine (06 Ep, speed up 25% for 5 turns)
    マグナムジョー / Magnum Joe (summons Magnum)
    バスタージョー / Buster Joe (summons Buster)

+------------------------------------+
|       2.7: ITEMS/EQUIPMENT         |
+------------------------------------+
As translated by Bebpo

W = If you select this item with Triangle when your AP is at 6, it will be used 
on the whole party.

アクアジスト      | Aquagist           |Enemy or Single Ally; W    | Small HP 
recovery (50hp) 
アクアジスト      | Aquagist S         |Enemy or Single Ally; W    | Medium HP 
recovery (150hp)
アクアジストDX    | Aquagist DX        |Enemy or Single Ally; W    | Large HP 
recovery (300hp)
ローズジスト      | Rosegist           |Single Ally; W             | Small EP 
recovery (10ep)
ローズジストS     | Rosegist S         |Single Ally; W             | Medium Ep 
recovery (20ep)
ローズジストDX    | Rosegist DX        |Single Ally; W             | Large Ep 
recovery (50ep)
ローズMAX       | Rose Max           |Single Ally; W             | HP and EP 
full recovery
ゼータジスト      | Zetagist           |Single Ally; W             | Revives 
fallen ally and gives life (25%hp?)
ゼータジストDX    | Zetagist DX        |Single Ally; W             | Revives 
fallen ally to max hp
エクストラジスト    | Extragist          |Single Ally; W             | Clears all 
status changes
ケルバージスト    | Kelbargist         |Single Ally; W             | Clears all 
physical disorders
ガイストジスト     | Geistgist          |Single Ally; W             | Clears all 
mental disorders
ボルテージ      | Voltage            |Single Ally                | Boost meter + 
1
エスケープボール  | Escape Ball        |Ally Side                  | Run from 
battle
武人の札        | Warrior's Token    |Single Ally; W             | Physical 
attack power up 25%
毒リンゴ         | Poison Apple       |Single Ally                | Reduces HP to 
1hp (no clue what the point is)
ボーグマンS      | Burgman S          |Single Ally; W             | Action speed 
up 25%
ハードスター      | Hardstar           |Single Ally; W             | Physical 
Defense up
女神の盾           | Goddess's shield   |Enemy or Single Ally; W    | Ether 
effectiveness down 25%
スペーステント    | Space Tent         |All Ally; Save Point only  | HP and EP 
full recovery
フレームリペアA    | Frame Repair A     |Single AGWS                | Restores 
HP, 
25% of max
フレームリペアZ    | Frame Repair Z     |Single AGWS                | Restores 
HP, 
50% of max
TPドラッグA      | TP Drug A          |Single Ally                | Talent 
Points + 10
TPドラッグS      | TP Drug S          |Single Ally                | Talent 
Points + 50
TPドラッグZ      | TP Drug Z          |Single Ally                | Talent 
Points + 100
EPドラッグA      | EP Drug A          |Single Ally                | Ether Points 
+ 10
EPドラッグS      | EP Drug S          |Single Ally                | Ether Points 
+ 50
EPドラッグZ      | EP Drug Z          |Single Ally                | Ether Points 
+ 100
SPドラッグA      | SP Drug A          |Single Ally                | Skill Points 
+ 10
SPドラッグS      | SP Drug S          |Single Ally                | Skill Points 
+ 50
SPドラッグZ      | SP Drug Z          |Single Ally                | Skill Points 
+ 100
ユニコーンの角    | Unicorn's Horn     |Sellable Item              | Sell for 
money (500 gold)
コボルトの包丁    | Colbalt Knife      |Sellable Item              | Sell for 
money (200 gold)
きれいな石       | Beautiful stone    |Sellable Item              | Sell for 
money (500 gold)
鉄クズ          | Steel Scrap        |Sellable Item              | Sell for money 
(100 gold)
ジャンク回路A     | Junk Circuit A     |Sellable Item              | Sell for 
money (400 gold)
ジュンク回路B     | Junk Circuit B     |Sellable Item              | Sell for 
money (800 gold)	
青の霊石        | Blue Spirit Stone  |Sellable Item              | Sell for money 
(500 gold)
赤の霊石        | Red Spirit Stone   |Sellable Item              | Sell for money 
(1000 gold)
緑の霊石        | Green Spirit Stone |Sellable Item              | Sell for money 
(1500 gold)
銀の霊石        | Silver Spirit Stone|Sellable Item              | Sell for money 
(2000 gold)


+------------------------------------+
|      2.8: MENU TRANSLATIONS        |
+------------------------------------+
Contributed by Axel5, Ashley, jetfuel, and Miang

__Title Screen__
    ニューゲーム / New Game
    コンティニュー / Continue

__Main Menu__
    アイテム / Items
    エーテル / Ether
    必殺技 / Deathblow
    スキル / Skills
    キャラクター / Characters
    A.G.W.S. / A.G.W.S.
    バトル編成 / Battle Options
    U.M.N. / U.M.N.
    ゲーム環境 / Game Options

__アイテム / Items Menu__
At the bottom right of the screen you see the triangle controller character. 
This means press Triangle at any time to sort.
Use L1 and R1 to change lists:(Items, Special Items, Character Weapons, 
Character Accessories, Character Ammo, A.G.W.S. weapons, A.G.W.S. Accessories, 
A.G.W.S. Ammo)

__エーテル / Ether Menu__
    _使用 / Use_
Just select the Ether you want, then the character you want to use it on.
    _セット / Set_
The amount of Ether Skills you can use in Battle is marked by Wt 02/12, where 
the second number is the max Ether Skills you can have available during battle. 
Choose available Ethers by placing a check by them.
    _ポイント配分 Distribute Points_
Choose one of your existing Ethers from the list and then:
        -進化 / Progress Ether (Use points to learn a new Ether)
        -譲渡 / Assign Ether (Use points to give Ethers to others)
    _キャンセル / Cancel_

__必殺技 Deathblow Menu__
    _セット / Set_
To the left are possible button combinations for attacks. You can assign 
deathblows to these button combinations.  "SetList/HI" slots can only hold 
Deathblows with "HI" speed ratings. "SetList/LW" slots can hold HI or LW 
Deathblows. At the bottom you see "使用回数 / Times Used" and "倒した回数 / 
Kills" 
stats for each Deathblow. By each button combo: 近 / close range; 遠 / far range.
    _ポイント配分 / Distribute Points_
Each Deathblow has three attributes you can level up: Tech, Speed, and Wait. On 
the right side of the screen, "Lv" is the current level of the attribute and 
"T.Pt" is the number of T.Pts you need to level it up. If you see "UP OK" next 
to an attribute, it can be leveled up. Tech represents the effectiveness of the 
Deathblow. Speed determines in which slots you can set the Deathblow (HI speed 
Deathblows can be used after only one normal attack, while LW speed requires 2). 
(Ashley's personal note: HI speed deathblows are the key to kicking ass in this 
game!)
    _キャンセル / Cancel_

__スキル / Skills Menu__
    _引き出す / Remove A Skill_
    _セット / Set A Skill_
    _キャンセル / Cancel_

__キャラクタ / Character Menu__
While viewing a character, you can move the model around. L2 + up/down zooms in 
and out; R2 + direction rotates.
    _装備 / Equip A Character_
    _解除 / Unequip A Character_
    _強化 / Level up A Character_

__A.G.W.S__
    _装備 / Equip_
You get three weapon slots and three extra slots. Choose a weapon slot, then 
choose where you'd like to mount the weapon(right/left, arm/shoulder/back). 
After equipping a gun-type weapon, its slot will also have a place for ammo. 
Certain weapons can only be mounted on certain parts of the A.G.W.S. The three 
slots on the bottom are for add-on items; select a slot and then select the item 
to equip.
    _解除 / Unequip_
Choose an equipped item to remove it.
    _搭乗者 / Pilot_
Choose who will be piloting this particular A.G.W.S.

__バトル編成 / Battle Options Menu__
    _隊列 / Battle Formation_
    _入れ替え / Enter members into battle_
    _キャンセル / Cancel_

__U.M.N__
    _メ?ル / mail_
    _読む / read_
    _履歴表示 / display history_
    _保存 / storage_
    _キャンセル / cancel_
    _プラグイン / plugin_
    _デ?タベ?ス / database_
    _EVS 環境シミュレ?タ? / environment simulator_

__ゲ?ム環境 / Game Options Menu__
    _サウンド出力 / Sound Output_
Choose either ステレオ / stereo or モノラル / mono
    _カ?ソル位置の記憶 / Cursor location memory_
    _バイブレ?シオン / Vibration_
    _レ?ダ?表示 / Subtitles_
    _モニタ?設定 / Monitor adjustment_
    _HDD / Hard drive_
    _初期化 / Back to Preset Settings_

+--------------------------------------------------------+
|             BOOK 3: GAME STORY TRANSLATION             |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
Cutscenes translated and explained. As a general rule, any scene that includes 
spoken dialogue will be covered here. Other scenes are more likely covered in 
the Walkthrough section, Book 4.

+------------------------------------+
|         3.1: INTRODUCTION          |
+------------------------------------+
As translated by Ashley and jetfuel

(20XX AD)
(Lake Turukana)
(Kenya)

Professor "You're in charge of digging on the north cliff from tomorrow, the 
ground is hard there so be careful when you dig."
Supervisor "OK"
Worker "Professor! Mr. Musuda!
Professor "What's Up? Did you find something?"
Worker "Yeah, we followed the corridor from the lake side; it matches the 
location described by the in research book"
Supervisor "That would mean that--"
Professor "Ok! I'm on my way!"
---
Worker "It's different from the others."
Professor "I thought so."
Worker "It's over there."
Professor "This must be... Whoa!"
Other Worker "Ah God! Ah get away!"
Professor "Wow!"
Professor "What's that light?"

_____________
(4000 years later)

{space, and then Zohar}
---------------------
{a computer screen}

(Booting up primary connection system...)
(Enter System administrator ID and Object of connection.)
(Object of connection:)
(KOS-MOS)
(System administrator:)
(Shion Uzuki)
(System Ready)
(Operator should now take a seat in the VR-2000)

Shion "Starting the Virtual Computer"
Shion "Please begin the connection."
Allen "Roger that"
Allen "Opening Connection"
Allen "Connecting the dummy protocol"
Allen "A-LINE protocol zone has been secured"
Allen "Opening cage partition"
Allen "Opening in 60 seconds"
Allen "Countdown commencing"
Allen "57, 56, 55..."
Allen "All monitoring nominal. 3, 2, 1"
Togash "Partition open."
Togash "KOS-MOS entering fundamental structural formation" (?)
Shion "Fundamental structural formation complete."
Shion "Commence pen field mapping." (* dunno what the heck a pen field is, or 
why you'd want to map it)
Allen "Begin ensepheron construction."
Female Operator "Mapping rate 76... 77..."
Allen "Ensepheron construction complete."

+--------------------------------------------------------+
|               BOOK 4: GAME WALKTHROUGH                 |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
Detailed help for the exploration and battle sections of the game. As a general 
rule, whenever dialogue is written on the screen rather than spoken, this 
walkthrough applies. Spoken sections are cutscenes and are covered by the Story 
Translation in Book 3.

+------------------------------------+
|           4.1: TUTORIAL            |
+------------------------------------+
As translated by Ashley

(バトルチュートリアル)
Battle Tutorial

(戦闘は、クエスト時に 「敵と接触すること」 によって発生shます。)
During battle quest time, a battle will occur every time you touch an enemy.

(KOS?MOSに話し掛けてメニューを選択後兵土に接触して下さい。)
Talk to KOS-MOS to open the menu, afterwards please touch the enemy solider.

[when you talk to KOS-MOS before engaging]
KOS-MOS "Acquiring Target"
{a Menu appears}
通常攻撃について
ask about normal attacks
必殺技について
ask about deathblow skills
せブメニエーについて
ask about the sub menu
実戦に移る
move to the fight


{when asking about normal attack...}
バトルプログラム + せットしました
戦闘態勢に人ります
ターゲット接触下さい
KOS-MOS "Battle program set."
KOS-MOS "Preparing to fight in person."
KOS-MOS "Please contact the target."

{when asking about deathblow skills...}
バトルプログラム + せットしました
KOS-MOS "Battle program set."
戦闘態勢に人ります
KOS-MOS "Preparing to fight in person."
ターゲット接触下さい
KOS-MOS "Please contact the target."

{when asking about the submenu}
バトルプログラム + せットしました
KOS-MOS "Battle program set."
戦闘態勢に人ります
KOS-MOS "Preparing to fight in person."
ターゲット接触下さい
KOS-MOS "Please contact the target."

{when selecting "move to the fight"}
バトルプログラム + せットしました
KOS-MOS "Battle program set."
実戦*に移行するのですね?
では、戦闘態勢 了後に元の場所に転送します。
準備はいいですね?
Allen " Switch over to battle mode right?"
Allen "Finished with the battle conditions and location, transmitting now."
Allen "Everything is prepared well right?"

{Menu}
はい
yes
いいえ
no

{if no is chosen you will return}
{if yes, then...}

(次からは敵が攻撃をしてきます。
余計なダメージを受けないとうに攻撃する順番にも往意しましょう。)
Throughout this stage enemies will attack.
You will not receive excessive damage during this fight. Feel free to attack 
every turn. Enjoy your journey!

(全体攻撃をしてくそ右端の兵土を先に倒し)
Attack the solider on the right edge until it is destroyed.

(耐久力の る真ん中のメカは必殺技で倒すのが埋想的です)
Mechs are really powerful; use deathblows to bring down these targets.

(敵には3種類のカテゴリーが ります。
攻撃技には、各カテゴリーに有効なものも るので、各技の確説
してください。)
Enemies come in 3 main categories.
Attacks skills have different effectiveness towards every categories, watch for 
yourself to see how each skill works on each different category.

(GTWでのカテゴリーアイコンはの次通り。
バイオ B
マシン M
グノーシス G)
These are the categories you will encounter in the GTW.
Biological (B)
Machine (M)
Gnosis (G)

{you will have to fight}

------------------------------------

{after a bit of story, it's back to the tutorial}

(少し補足説明するわね、KOS?MOS。)
A few more supplemental explanations with KOS-MOS.

この場所は、西暦2000年初頭の廃虚をモデルにネットワーク内に構築された疑似
空間なの。
This place was designed inside of the network and is a virtual model of ruins 
from the year 2000 AD.

(で、今回のミッションは、廃屋奥部での ターグットとの交戦。
*いヴェクターバックスが目印のようね。)
Now the mission is inside this dilapidated place, target anything hostile.
Vector paid for this work.

(中にはエネミーの周りで爆発させると効果お及ぼすものも るわ。 有効に活用すること。)
Some of the surroundings can be destroyed to affect enemies. Make practical use 
of this to your own benefit.

(さて、と。それじや ミッション開始しましょう。)
Well then, lets commence the mission.

(「はい。了解shました。」「 *せるものについて説明を」)
Ok, I Understand all the explanations.

(よし。 それじや ミッション開始!)
Well then, let's start the mission!

{after you a while you get to a point where a mech comes after you, this starts 
the AGWS part of the tutorial}

AGWS

(このバトルでは、 サブメニューの [A.G.W.S.]を選
ぶことで、「A.G.W.S.]に搭乗できます。)
With this battle you will learn how to use AGWS from the sub-menu. Once you 
chose AGWS you will board your AGWS.

(まずメニューから[AGWS] を選びます。)
First select AGWS from the menu.

(次に方向キーの左石で出現位置を選んでOで*び出します。)
Once you have boarded your AGWS, then choose your placement on the battle field 
using O. In this case the left side was chosen.

(*び出したら。 そのターンは終了です。)
When you select to board the AGWS it will use up a turn.

{It's KOS-MOS' turn, and then back to the tutorial}

(A.G.W.S.の攻撃も「S]と「T」で行います。)
To perform normal attacks with the AGWS use the S and T buttons.

(消費APは、装備している 武器によって異なります。)
It will cost AP when you use all the weapons.

(またセブメニューの内容も若干変わります。)
Now will discuss the AGWS sub-menu.

([W?ACT]
両手に特定の両じ武器を装備している場合に使用できます。
APが6必要です。(エーテルは使えません))
W-ACT will use the weapons of both arms to attack a disagnated target. It will 
cost 6 AP. (Ether will not be used)

([ITEM]
A.G.W.S.拾乗時は使えません。)
You cannot use items while inside an AGWS.

([MOVE]
戦闘中の位置を変えます。
位置によって受けるダメージ変わったり攻撃万法が制隈されたりします。)
In some areas you will be unable to move.
However every position on the battle map will receive different damage from 
every weapon.

([A.G.W.S.]
搭乗している 「AGWS」 から降ります。
搭乗時と同じく、 ターンは終了します。)
Choose AGWS and you will proceed to debark the AGWS.
Debarking the AGWS will use up a turn.

([GUARD]
防御して受けるダメージを軽減します。
APをためる時にも便利です。)
You will receive less damage when guarding.
Save up AP using this feature.

(A.G.W.S.のHPがOになると、そのばとる中は戦闘に復帰できなく
なるので注意!)
Be careful! Your AGWS has separate HP, when you change to your AGWS notice where 
its HP points are.

{when you run into floating enemies, it's time for more tutorial}

<浮遊敵について>
空中に浮かんでいる敵に*します。
「T」の直*攻撃で 攻撃します。
「S」の近技攻撃は選べないので注意!
Regarding floating enemies.
Floating enemies will have to be shot.
T is for a ranged direct attack.
S is for a close range attack. Be careful with this!

+--------------------------------------------------------+
|                   BOOK 5: MINIGAMES                    |
+--------------------------------------------------------+
Those devious little time-consuming games-within-a-game