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Okage: The Shadow King Character FAQ

by QueenMeshi   Updated to v3.7 on
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Okage: Shadow King Character FAQ

8/2006
Version 3.7

Written by:
queenmeshi@gmail.com

This FAQ is copyright 2002-Forever by me. Do not steal this guide, sell it in
anyway, post it on your site without permission, etc. If you do, there'll be
dark consequences for your actions. I have a way of knowing when you've done
one of the above things, too. So don't bother trying to get away with it. If
you want to post this on your site, e-mail me for permission. If you want to
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a line at queenmeshi@gmail.com!

Okage: Shadow King for the Playstation 2 is copyright Sony Computer
Entertainment America and ZENER WORKS Inc. You know what that means? That means
I don't own this game nor the characters. If I did, I'd be rich and having
other people slave to type this guide up for me. But I don't own it, that's how
life is. I only play and obsess over this game.
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Table of Contents:
I. Introduction/Revision History
II. Ari
III. Rosalyn
IV. Kisling
V. Big Bull
VI. Linda
VII. Epros
VIII. Evil King Stan
IX. Non-Playable But Important Characters
X. Credits

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I. Introduction

Okage: Shadow King is one of the most interesting RPGs I've played in awhile.
The characters are not what you'd expect in a game. They're quirky little
characters that'll make you laugh or at least smile. Be warned, this game is
extremely difficult during some parts. The battle system is quite boring, yet
challenging as a simple battle against even a bunny could quite kill you if
you're not careful. If you have yet to play this game, I will tell you this:
Only hard-core RPGers or RPGers interested in a different kind of RPG will
really like this game and play it all the way through. You need to have
PATIENCE when you play this! Some of the dungeons are nerve-wracking to get
through. It's not easy earning money to purchase wonderful weapons and armor
for your people, either.
If you have the time and patience, you could quite enjoy Okage: Shadow King and
savor what the game has to offer. ^_^

Revision History:

Version 3.7 - Added Q of Hearts information

Version 3.6 - Thanks to my friend Em, I have the level that you learn Rosalyn's
Super Shield ability!

Version 3.5 - I have completed the moves lists for everyone! Hurrah! There
isn't too much left to do for this FAQ. Which kinda makes me sad. I am missing
Rosalyn's Super Shield ability. If anyone knows what level you learn this,
please let me know!

Version 3.0 - I haven't done a lot about the moves - so sorry about that. I'm
very slacking, I know. I will work on it more SOMETIME. Please have faith in
me. ^^; This update, I have included new information to every playable
character's section. It is battle information on the characters. Like their
strengths in battles and weaknesses, etc. Take a look, why don't you? I
also corrected a few errors grammatically speaking.

Version 2.0 - Wow, I totally forgot to add ATK value for some weapons. Got that
fixed. I added in Rosalyn's and Kisling's armor. Corrected a few errors for
moves, but other than that I haven't touched the moves sections. I haven't
played Okage much since I got Kingdom Hearts for my birthday. Kingdom Hearts is
a great game. ^_^ It's fun and makes me laugh a lot, like Okage does. If you
feel frustrated with Okage, maybe you should go and rent Kingdom Hearts for a
breather. Anyhow! Hrm, what else...what else... Oh, yes. No one reminded me
about Julia! I added in Julia to the non-playable but important characters
section.
#HEADLINE!# Some information about Epros' Q of Hearts has come in! See the
Epros' weapons section for details!

Version 1.0 - Everything you see here. Introduction, starting stuff for the
main characters, and main information over lesser characters. More information
will be coming soon!

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II. Ari
[100%]

Name: Ari
Age: 16 years old
Occupation: An ordinary boy
Element: White [Neutral]
A quiet boy whose existence seems overshadowed. Father is an assistant manager
of Tenel village. Mother is a housewife. Seems to be without note, but...

Ari is the guy you'll be controlling in this game. You can change his name at
the beginning of the game or leave it as Ari. Ari is a strong, silent type.
Actually, you make him say quite a number of things (three options of text [one
positive, one negative, one sarcastic, usually] will appear frequently), but no
one listens to him anyway. Poor Ari. Anyway, Ari gets possessed by Evil King
Stan at the beginning of the game in order to save his sister from the dreaded
Pig Latin curse. Now with a talking shadow bent on world domination, Ari has to
go out into the world to help his master regain power taken by fake Evil Kings.
Along the way, Ari will encounter a number of quirky characters and have some
of the eccentric folks join him.

*Ari's Battle Statistics*

Ari excels in a lot of the categories. Why shouldn't he? He's the main
character of the game, after all. Plus you have to always have him in your
party.

Hit Points: High
Attack: High
Defense: High
Magic: High
Luck: Average
Agility: Above Average

*Ari's Moves*

Name: Friendly Thunder
What it does: Strong attack with Stan; level 1!
HP/LP Used: 20% HP
Learn: After Ari aquires the Friendship Bond in Triste

Name: Friendly Blizzard
What it does: Stronger attack with Stan; level 2!
HP/LP Used: 40% HP
Learn: Before heading inside the Gear Tower to fight the Phantom Evil King

Name: Friendly Inferno
What it does: Strongest attack with Stan; level 3!
HP/LP Used: 60% HP (I'd be careful when you use this...)
Learn: Before entering the World Library

Name: Blaze Sword
What it does: Attacks with a fire element
HP/LP Used: 5% HP
Learned: Level 12

Name: Blizzard Sword
What it does: Attacks with an ice element
HP/LP Used: 5% HP
Learn: Level 24

Name: Lightning Sword
What it does: Attacks with a thunder element
HP/LP Used: 5% HP
Learn: Level 36

Name: Mend
What it does: Restores 30 HP
HP/LP Used: 4 LP
Learn: Level 4

Name: Heal
What it does: Restores 90 HP
HP/LP Used: 8 LP
Learn: Level 20

Name: Revive
What it does: Revives an ally
HP/LP Used: 10 LP
Learn: Level 32

Name: Restore
What it does: Fully restores HP
HP/LP Used: 12 LP
Learn: Level 45

Name: Life Spark
What it does: Revives an ally and fully restores their HP
HP/LP Used: 20 LP
Learn: Level 50

Name: Decoy
What it does: Enemies attack you
HP/LP Used: None
Learn: Starting ability

Name: Overdrive
What it does: When you select "Attack", you can choose "Burst". Burst will hit
all enemies, but there's a chance it'll miss some of them (or worse - all).
Overdrive can be used on anyone in your party.
HP/LP Used: 15% HP
Learn: Starting ability

Name: Night
What it does: Casts a weak sleep spell
HP/LP Used: 1 LP
Learn: Level 8

Name: Slumber
What it does: Casts a stronger sleep spell
HP/LP Used: 3 LP
Learn: Level 40

*Ari's Weapons*

Name: Picked up Branch (ATK +1)
Acquired: Start of the game

Name: Leftover Sword (ATK +5)
Acquired: From the Hero Rosalyn after she saves you

Name: Ordinary Sword (ATK +10)
Acquired: Madril/Rashelo/Triste Shop for 40 sukel

Name: Nameless Sword (ATK +15)
Acquired: Rashelo/Wandering Peddler/Triste Shop for 470 sukel

Name: Omnislice Sword (ATK +20)
Acquired: Wandering Peddler/Triste Shop for 1900 sukel

Name: Brand Sword (ATK +25)
Acquired: Pospos Spa/Triste Shop for 15000 sukel

Name: Rustic Sword (ATK +30)
Acquired: Triste Shop for 75000 sukel

Name: Mastermold Sword (ATK +35)
Acquired: Highland Village Shop for 145000 sukel

Name: Forgotten Sword (ATK +40)
Acquired: Inside the World Library
Special Ability: Opens up sealed doors in some dungeons

Name: Sword of Gear (ATK +50)
Acquired: After getting at least 30 of the 32 tiny gears. Talk to the man in
the house in the Pospos Snowfield.

*Ari's Armor*

Name: Ordinary Outfit (DFNS +0)
Acquired: Start game with this outfit

Name: Clean Outfit (DFNS +1)
Acquired: Madril/Rashelo/Triste Shop for 30 sukel

Name: Fancy Outfit (DFNS +3)
Acquired: Rashelo/Wandering Peddler/Triste Shop for 310 sukel

Name: Durable Outfit (DFNS +5)
Acquired: Madril/Triste Shop for 1100 sukel

Name: Custom-Made Wear (DFNS +7)
Acquired: Pospos Spa/Triste Shop for 10000 sukel

Name: Latest Outfit (DFNS +10)
Acquired: Triste Shop for 49800 sukel

Name: Natural Outfit (DFNS +12)
Acquired: Highland Village Shop for 145000 sukel

Name: Reunion Outfit (DFNS +16)
Acquired: Have the highest compatibility with Princess Marlene (choosing
responses that favor her will help); talk to fortune teller in Rashelo and stay
the night to get this item.

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III. Rosalyn
[100%]

Name: Rosalyn
Age: 22 years old
Occupation: Hero
Element: Blue [Ice]
Master of the rapier, reluctant devotee of the parasol. Used to be an elite
hero but since she met Stan, she puts up with insults while being a
comic-relief hero.

Rosalyn was a famed hero until her encounter with Evil King Stan. Stan pretty
much ruined her life and turned her shadow pink (thus why she carries a parasol
around). Rosalyn joins your team after the fight with the Sewer Evil King in
chapter 2. Rosalyn and Stan can be found bickering, arguing, squabbling, and
for a change of pace - insulting each other. Rosalyn only wishes to have her
shadow back to normal and continue being a great hero.

*Rosalyn's Battle Statistics*

Rosalyn is the fastest person in Okage. Her speed is better than even Ari's.
She is definately a good person to use for boss battles or even regular tough
battles that require you to act quickly.

Hit Points: Average
Attack: Above Average
Defense: Low
Magic: Low
Luck: Average
Agility: High

*Rosalyn's Moves*

Name: Charged Parasol
What it does: Attack with a thunder element
HP/LP Used: 5% HP
Learn: Level 19

Name: Burning Parasol
What it does: Attack with a fire element
HP/LP Used: 5% HP
Learn: Level 50

Name: Frost
What it does: Weak ice attack
HP/LP Used: 2 LP
Learn: Level 9

Name: Ice
What it does: Medium ice attack
HP/LP Used: 5 LP
Learn: Level 26

Name: Crystal
What it does: Strong ice attack
HP/LP Used: 8
Learn: Level 44

Name: Antidote
What it does: Cures abnormal status
HP/LP Used: 2 LP
Learn: Level 22

Name: Blessing
What it does: Cures all curses
HP/LP Used: 5 LP
Learn: Level 37

Name: Parasol Amulet
What it does: Provides defense against poison, sleep, seal, and paralysis
HP/LP Used: 10% HP
Learn: Starting ability

Name: Seal
What it does: Seals enemy's magic (medium)
HP/LP Used: 4 LP
Learn: Level 30

Name: Shield
What it does: Raises defense
HP/LP Used: 4 LP
Learn: Level 33

Name: Silence
What it does: Seals enemy's magic (strong)
HP/LP Used: 5 LP
Learn: Level 40

Name: Super Shield
What it does: Raises defense for all allies
HP/LP Used: 10 LP
Learn: Level 46

Name: Powerless
What it does: Lower enemy's attack power
HP/LP Used: 4 LP
Learn: Level 14

*Rosalyn's Weapons*

Name: Ordinary Rapier (ATK +10)
Acquired: When Rosalyn first joins you/Triste Shop for 660 sukel

Name: Hardy Rapier (ATK +15)
Acquired: Wandering Peddler/Pospos Spa/Triste Shop for 2100 sukel

Name: Slim Rapier (ATK +20)
Acquired: Triste Shop for 80000 sukel

Name: Sparkling Rapier (ATK +20)
Acquired: Deep Grave Pit

Name: WhiteRose Rapier (ATK +30)
Acquired: Highland Village Shop for 177000 sukel

Name: Gallant Rapier (ATK +40)
Acquired: Have the highest compatibility with Rosalyn (choosing answers in text
that favor Rosalyn will get you that high compatibility); event in Triste leads
to receiving this weapon.

*Rosalyn's Armor*

Name: Swordsman Armor (DFNS +4)
Acquired: When Rosalyn first joins you/Triste Shop for 440 sukel

Name: Chief's Armor (DFNS +6)
Acquired: Wandering Peddler/Triste Shop for 1250 sukel

Name: Magical Armor (DFNS +9)
Acquired: Madril Sewer

Name: Honorable Armor (DFNS +15)
Acquired: Pospos Spa/Triste Shop for 12000 sukel

Name: Hero's Armor (DFNS +17)
Acquired: Triste Shop for 55500 sukel

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IV. Kisling
[100%]

Name: Kisling
Age: 45
Occupation: Ghost Expert
Element: Yellow [Thunder]
An ecclectic, dedicated scholar of spooks. Stalks pretty girls under the guise
of doing field work. Loves clipping toenails for fun.

When you first see Kisling, he is lost in thought and reciting lots of
scientific stuff that, unless you really wish to pay attention to him, is
totally confusing. Kisling does that a lot in this game, unfortunately. Kisling
joins the party soon after Rosalyn. In fact, he joins because of Rosalyn! He's
somewhat the voice of reason at times when Stan and Rosalyn bicker. Somewhat.
Kisling is thought of majorly as the weakest player in the game. Not
necessarily true. Kisling lacks in the strength, but he makes up for it in
magic after level 30 or so. Do be cautious of his low HP, though.

*Kisling's Battle Statistics*

Kisling severely lacks in almost all of the categories except magic until you
get him nice things. While you may want to quit using him in your regular party
after you get Big Bull, it's a good idea to keep leveling him up from time to
time. He is a handy guy for the fight against Phantom Evil King.

Hit Points: Low
Attack: Low
Defense: Low
Magic: High
Luck: Average
Agility: Below Average

*Kisling's Moves*

Name: Flaming Tome
What it does: Fire attack
HP/LP Used: 5% HP
Learn: Level 19

Name: Freeze Book
What it does: Ice attack
HP/LP Used: 5% HP
Learn: Level 47

Name: Storm
What it does: Thunder attack [medium]
HP/LP Used: 2 LP
Learn: Level 12

Name: Mega Storm
What it does: Thunder attack [strong]
HP/LP Used: 5 LP
Learn: Level 32

Name: Maximum Voltage
What it does: Thunder attack [super strong]
HP/LP Used: 8 LP
Learn: Level 52

Name: Speedy
What it does: Increases speed
HP/LP Used: 4 LP
Learn: Level 15

Name: Hyperdrive
What it does: Increase all allies' speed
HP/LP Used: 10 LP
Learn: Level 37

Name: Paralyze
What it does: Paralyzes an enemy [strong]
HP/LP Used: 8 LP
Learn: Level 42

Name: Immobilize
What it does: Immobilizes group of enemies [medium]
HP/LP Used: 8 LP
Learn: Level 57

Name: Spell Suction
What it does: Drains LP of enemies
HP/LP Used: 10% HP
Learn: Starting ability

Name: Burden
What it does: Slows enemies' speed
HP/LP Used: 4 LP
Learn: Level 23

*Kisling's Weapons*

Name: Ghost Basics (ATK +5)
Acquired: When Kisling joins you/Triste Shop for 410 sukel

Name: Ghost Pictorial (ATK +10)
Acquired: Wandering Peddler/Triste Shop for 1600 sukel

Name: Ghostologos (ATK +15)
Acquired: Escapeless Abyss

Name: Worldly Ghost (ATK +20)
Acquired: Pospos Spa/Triste Shop for 17000 sukel

Name: Ghostosystem II (ATK +30)
Acquired: Highland Village Shop for 130000 sukel

Name: Ghostomicon (ATK +60!!)
Acquired: Behind a door in the Sealed Cave. The Forgotten Sword is required to
obtain this wonderful weapon for Kisling.

*Kisling's Armor*

Name: Wornout Coat (DFNS +6)
Acquired: When Kisling first joins you/Triste Shop for 730 sukel

Name: Starchy Coat (DFNS +9)
Acquired: Wandering Peddler/Pospos Spa/Triste Shop for 1500 sukel

Name: Battlefront Coat (DFNS +10)
Acquired: Sealed Cave

Name: Stately Coat (DFNS +13)
Acquired: Triste Shop for 51000 sukel

Name: Basics Only Coat (DFNS +18)
Acquired: Highland Shop for 130000 sukel

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V. Big Bull
[100%]

Name: Big Bull
Age: Can't remember
Occupation: Furious Fighter
Element: Red [Fire]
A nice guy who loves blood, sweat, and battle. Dreams of establishing a school
for muscle men and creating a muscle paradise.

Big Bull is the macho guy of the game. Who is also an Evil King. You get Big
Bull after fighting him in chapter 4 in the Big Tree Hole. He's a high-spirited
man... ...er... ...bull... ...whatever he is - he's high-spirited. Big Bull
would love nothing more than a good fight full of perspire and challenge. If
you want someone in your party who can swing good punches and withstand a few
blows, Big Bull is your guy. Woo, doesn't he just get your adrenaline rushing?

*Big Bull's Battle Statistics*

Big Bull throws great punches and has high HP. His defense and agility are
lacking, though. He is excellent to use for bosses with high HP or high
defense.

Hit Points: High
Attack: High
Defense: Low
Magic: Low
Luck: Average
Agility: Low

*Big Bull's Moves*

Name: Cold Knuckles
What it does: Punching with an ice element
HP/LP Used: 5% HP
Learn: Level 27

Name: Flash Punch
What it does: Punching with a thunder element
HP/LP Used: 5% HP
Learn: Level 33

Name: Flame
What it does: Fire attack on all enemies [low]
HP/LP Used: 2 LP
Learn: Level 36

Name: Fire
What it does: Fire attack on all enemies [medium]
HP/LP Used: 5 LP
Learn: Level 48

Name: Blaze
What it does: Fire attack on all enemies [strong]
HP/LP Used: 8 LP
Learn: Level 59

Name: Charge
What it does: Increases attack power
HP/LP Used: 4 LP
Learn: Level 30

Name: Super Charge
What it does: Increases attack power for all allies
HP/LP Used: 10 LP
Learn: Level 53

Name: Wild Cry
What it does: Causes enemies to run away
HP/LP Used: 1 HP
Learn: Starting ability

Name: Defenseless
What it does: Decreases enemies' defense
HP/LP Used: 4 LP
Learn: Level 44

*Big Bull's Weapon [yes, only one weapon!]*

Name: Battle Manual (ATK +20)
Acquired: When Big Bull joins you

*Big Bull's Armor*

Name: Infantry Pants (DFNS +5)
Acquired: When Big Bull joins you/Triste Shop for 2600 sukel

Name: Blood&Sweat Pants (DFNS +6)
Acquired: Triste Shop for 38000 sukel

Name: Inferno Pants (DFNS +8)
Acquired: Highland Village Shop for 66600 sukel

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VI. Linda
[100%]

Name: Linda
Age: Top secret!
Occupation: Teen Idol Singer
Element: Blue [Ice]
Former Teen Idol Evil King with cute smile. Admires Evil King Stan calling him
Coach. Possesses a musical, magical, pop heaven voice.

Ever dreamed of a day when a gorgeous teen idol singer joins your party? Well,
Linda comes to join the party in chapter 4 after you battle her in the Sealed
Cave! Yet you meet her much earlier in the game, after the events with the
Sewer Evil King, actually. At first it seemed like Linda wanted Ari, but it was
discovered in the Sealed Cave that she actually likes Stan and finds Ari to be
some kind of doll (poor Ari). She's a fine addition to the gang, nevertheless.
She's sweet, pretty, and can deliver a pretty mean hit with her microphone! Did
I mention she has horns...?

*Linda's Battle Statistics*

Linda may at first seem totally useless compared to Rosalyn, but her defense is
great. Don't toss her aside when you first get her.

Hit Points: Average
Attack: Below Average
Defense: High
Magic: Average
Luck: High
Agility: Above Average

*Linda's Moves*

Name: Thunder Peck
What it does: Attack with thunder element
HP/LP Used: 5% HP
Learn: Level 45

Name: Crimson Kiss
What it does: Attack with fire element
HP/LP Used: 5% HP
Learn: Level 52

Name: Replenish
What it does: Restores all allies' HP by 70 points
HP/LP Used: 15 LP
Learn: Level 40

Name: Revitalize
What it does: Restores all allies' HP fully
HP/LP Used: 30 LP
Learn: Level 60

Name: Omni Concert
What it does: Slows down enemies
HP/LP Used: 10% HP
Learn: Starting ability

Name: Charmer
What it does: Raises everyone's critical hit percentage
HP/LP Used: 4 LP
Learn: Level 32

Name: Deflector
What it does: Decreases ALL magic damage done by half
HP/LP Used: 4 LP
Learn: Level 34

Name: Match
What it does: Makes allies and enemies speed the same
HP/LP Used: 4 LP
Learn: Level 36

Name: Full Power
What it does: Increases everyone's strength
HP/LP Used: 4 LP
Learn: Level 42

Name: Dispel
What it does: Releases everyone's affects from spells
HP/LP Used: 4 LP
Learn: Level 48

Name: Repulsor
What it does: Decreases all physical damage by 50%
HP/LP Used: 4 LP
Learn: Level 56

*Linda's Weapons*

Name: Mike o'Hope (ATK +20)
Acquired: When Linda joins you/Highland Village Shop for 50000 sukel

Name: Mike o'Happiness (ATK +25)
Acquired: Assashi Maze

Name: Love Mike (ATK +30)
Acquired: Highland Village Shop for 98000 sukel

*Linda's Armor*

Name: Stage Dress (DFNS +12)
Acquired: When Linda joins you/Highland Village Shop for 45000 sukel

Name: Treasured Dress (DFNS +13)
Acquired: Deep Grave Pit

Name: Celeb Dress (DFNS +15)
Acquired: Highland Village Shop for 90000 sukel

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VII. Epros
[100%]

Name: Epros
Age: Unknown
Occupation: Mysterious Wizard
Element: Yellow [Thunder]
Info: Mysterious roaming interloper and snappy dresser. Obsessed with
the search for magical power and discovering the truth of the world.

Ere thee jump to a conclusion, Epros be a stylish man, not a clown woman, to
settle all of thy confusion! He is also the former Phantom Evil King, which is
what you know him as for a few chapters. He joins your party after you defeat
him in chapter 6. Epros is a guy that's hard to understand sometimes. He talks
in old-fashioned rhymes that can be a little hard to interpert. Epros isn't the
most powerful character in this game, but he's really neat. Doth thou like
floaty men? Come hither for Epros floats now and then! Epros is a man of
fashion and apparently likes a good game of cards, as his weapons are cards,
which can deal a fair number of damage. Even though he's a wizard, don't be
fooled - his magic in status is zero. So don't expect much from him in the
magic department. But Epros floats! Doesn't that give him a few cool
points?

*Epros' Battle Statistics*

Epros may seem entirely worthless, but he's not. He is pretty balanced in all
the categories, minus magic. He can hold his own ground in battle.

Hit Points: Average
Attack: Above Average
Defense: Average
Magic: Low
Luck: Average
Agility: Average

*Epros' Moves*

Name: Red Mask
What it does: Attack with fire element
HP/LP Used: 5% HP
Learn: Level 46

Name: Blue Mask
What it does: Attack with ice element
HP/LP Used: 5% HP
Learn: Level 53

Name: Drain
What it does: Steal an enemy's HP to restore your own
HP/LP Used: 6 LP
Learn: Level 42

Name: Consume
What it does: Steal all enemies' HP to restore your own
HP/LP Used: 12 LP
Learn: Level 57

Name: Random
What it does: Cast various magic effects on the enemies
HP/LP Used: 10 LP
Learn: Level 50

Name: Soul Binding
What it does: Turns a weakened enemy into an item
HP/LP Used: 10% HP
Learn: Starting ability

Name: Cringe
What it does: Makes an enemy defend instead of attack for a turn
HP/LP Used: 1 LP
Learn: Level 44

Name: Cower
What it does: Makes all enemies defend instead of attack for a turn
HP/LP Used: 3 LP
Learn: Level 48

*Epros' Weapons*

Name: J of Diamonds (ATK +10)
Acquired: When Epros joins your party

Name: Q of Hearts (ATK +15)
Acquired: Drop from Masterless Swords

Name: K of Clubs (ATK +20)
Acquired: Rashelo Shop for 150000 sukel

Name: A of Spades (ATK +40)
Acquired: Have the best compatibility with Ari's dad (positive and
upbeat responses will get you good compatibility with him); Ari's dad will hand
over the item when you talk to him during chapter 5 onward after talking to a
fortune teller telling you to go home and pay your dad a visit

*Epros' Armor*

Name: Dazzling Tux (DFNS +6)
Acquired: When Epros joins your party

Name: Conjurer Tux (DFNS +12)
Acquired: Pospos Spa for 100000 sukel

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VIII. Evil King Stan
[100%]

Stan may not be a playable character, but since he is pretty much the biggest
character in this game, he must get his own section! ^_^

Evil King Stanley HiHat Trinidad XIV (but you may call him Stan) enters this
story in a bottle. No, he's not a genie in a bottle. Stan is a powerful ruler
whose mere gaze strikes fear in the hearts of people (or so he once was able to
do so). Centuries ago, Stan was sealed away in a bottle. During that time, his
power was eaten away by various spirits (which leads to the birth of 'fake'
Evil Kings).

One day, Ari's father finds an unusual bottle and brings it home with him. Some
time later, Ari's sister, Annie, becomes cursed with the Pig Latin curse. Ari's
father makes an amazingly accurate prediction about the bottle being able to
help Annie. Thus, Stan gets summoned by Ari's family. A ghost appears. It's
Stan's butler, James. He tells Ari's family that Master Stan needs a shadow to
haunt. Ari is chosen to become Stan's slave, and Stan cures Annie from the
curse, but since his powers aren't fully there - Annie is left with a pink
shadow.

This Evil King searches to regain his powers back by fighting fake Evil Kings
and continue his quest for conquering the world. Why is it, though, that this
large, pseudo-villian shadow cannot be taken seriously by anyone, including his
own slave? The poor master is constantly thought of as a neat trick and
receives many laughs. Will Stan ever regain his human body and all of his
powers? Hrm, you'll have to play the game to find out.

*Stan and Battles*

Occasionally in battle (usually when Ari's HP drops to the red mark), Stan will
use an attack called Crushing Devil against the enemy. His attacks are strong
and very useful if you're lucky enough to get him to strike during a boss
fight.

At totally random (I have not noticed a single trend, so I assume it's random)
times before a fight, Stan will pop up and ask you a question (which can scare
you if you're unprepared for it). I hope to soon get a complete list of the
questions and correct answers here. If you please Stan with a correct response
to his question, he'll deliver the first blow (Raging Devil) in battle. ^_^ If
you answer incorrectly (or purposely just pick funny responses), he will not
attack. For example, one of the times he pops up before a battle may look like
this:

"Slave, I need positive reinforcement. What do you think about me? Speak
quickly and make it good!"

First selection:

1. A dainty
2. A translucent
3. A soft skinned

Second selection:

1. cute
2. bloated
3. well endowed

Third selection:

1. spaceman!
2. scammer!
3. Dark Majesty!

If you choose a dainty cute Dark Majesty, Stan will be pleased and strike the
enemies. If you choose a translucent bloated scammer, Stan will get mad and not
attack. There isn't really just one correct answer for each question. In fact,
there are different responses for the same question! Thus, answers shall vary.

*Stan's Compatibility Gift*

If you have the highest compatibility with Stan (choose responses that favor
Stan), then in chapter 5, talk to the fortune teller in Madril. She'll tell you
to stay the night. Stay the night. Then leave the hotel. A funny scene will
occur. At the end of it all, Ari's abiltiy will be increased (ATK/DFNS +5).

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IX. Non-playable But Important Characters
[99%]

Also known as NPCs you don't easily forget.

*James*

James is Stan's faithful butler. Uh, somewhat. He gets a life (AKA a chick) as
the game goes on, though. Yet James will appear and provide some progression to
the storyline from time to time.

*Ari's Family*

This is unusual to see an RPG game where the main character has a family that
you actually interact with. Anyway, Ari has a family. A mom [Ari's Mom], a dad
[Ari's Dad], a sister [Annie], and grandparents [Ari's Grandfather and Ari's
Grandmother]. They're not a normal family, though. Well, maybe they're normal
considering it's the world of Okage.

Ari's dad is one of possible people you can have a high compatibility with.
Choose answers that are upbeat, positive, happy, etc. to get good compatibility
with him. Then, during chapter 5, talk to the fortune teller in Tenel. She'll
tell you to pay a visit to your dad. Go ahead and see ol' daddy dearest. He'll
exclaim that he heard they have the best chemistry in the world and give you
the A of Spades, which is the best weapon for Epros (ATK +40).

*Princess Marlene*

Princess Marlene is one of the most respected people in the world of Okage.
Yet...she's a total brat as a result of that. Princess Marlene starts following
the gang after they rescue her from the Bubbles Evil King in Rashelo. She
claims to own 2/3 of Ari (70% when you round it), and that Stan only owns 1/3
of Ari (30% rounded). Princess Marlene does rather like Ari, though, and her
confusion is shown once in awhile about her feelings.

Marlene's compatibility gift is the Reunion Outfit. Choosing answers that favor
Marlene will get you high compatibility with her. During chapter 5, talk to the
fortune teller in Rashelo and stay the night. When you wake up in the morning,
you'll have the Reunion Outfit (DFNS +16).

*Beiloune*

Princess Marlene's butler. He's a kind of weird guy...

*Fake Evil Kings*

There's a number of fake Evil Kings (7, to be exact) you fight and as you
already know, some join your party. But others don't, so they're listed here:

Block [Circus Evil King] - You don't ever fight him, but his powers were given
to the Sewer Evil King. Block provides you with a lot of information throughout
the game.

Sewer Evil King - The first fake Evil King you fight; found in the sewers of
Madril.

Bubbles Evil King - A fake Evil King without much of a plan; found underwater
of Rashelo.

Former Chairman Evil King - A fake Evil King with business knowledge; orginally
found in Madril; fight him in the Escapeless Abyss.

Vampire Evil King - This fake Evil King wants to suck your blood! Really! It'll
help him become the ultimate Evil King or something; found in Highland Village.

*Julia*

Childhood crushes are such a memorable thing. Unfortunately for Ari, he doesn't
have a very good memory of his crush, Julia. She dumps him at the beginning of
the game when Ari gets possessed by Stan. She's just not one for guys with
talking shadows. I wonder why.

Julia has a compatibility gift, the Owl's Amulet. Method to securing her
compatibility not found yet.

*Mysterious Woman*

She contributes nothing to the story, but if you're particularly apathetic,
she gives you the Daymare Ring.

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X. Credits

The members of the GameFAQs message board for coming together to figure out the
Q of Hearts mystery.

Several e-mails of years past for working on the Q of Hearts mystery as well.

Very special thanks to falconesque for renewing my interest.

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Here's to hoping for a few more mysteries to be solved!
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