Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator Walkthrough/FAQ v. 1.3
Compiled by Fred Delles
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the "Did You Know?" section.
- Before we Begin (IMPORTANT!)
- Walkthrough (currently unfinished)
- Wind City
- Ankara and Jinam
- The World Bazaar
- The Mold Forest
- The Characters of the World of Septerra Core
- The Fate Cards of Septerra Core
- Spells and Spell Combinations
- Weapons, Armor, and Items
- Character Skills/Skill Items
- Unanswered Questions
- The Game's Secrets
- Did you Know?
- Copyright Information
V. 1.3 (June 11, 2000): You hate to be in my shoes. For the summer, I'm not
only working full-time for data entry/programming at a local computer com-
pany, but also am working at a grocery store as a cashier part-time on Sun-
days and weekends. Yeech.
Added "The Mold Forest" section, plus a couple more secrets in "The Game's
And, I got a MASSIVE revision of the Weapons, Armor, Items, and The Game's
Secrets (plus many others) straight from Pete Karsanow (email@example.com).
So, give him a big hand, everyone. All I really need to do is to finish the
I'm working on this side-by-side with my "Legend of Mana" walkthrough, so,
still, bear with me. The reason I didn't answer many e-mails I got was that I
assumed that I could answer 99% of 'em by merely finishing this walkthrough.
(But...when? Only Marduk knows...)
V. 1.2 (March 2, 2000): If you mailed me a question, and I forgot to reply,
I probably accidentially skipped it and left it unread. It's "Real Life Syn-
drome", you know? I apologize if I ignored you like that.
A little more, including the section on the World Bazaar and finding Araym.
Plus, a bug found when stealing (see "The Game's Secrets")
And Version 1.1 was on February 12, 2000, not February 12, 1999. B-)
V. 1.1 (February 12, 2000): I was on vacation in Florida all winter break, and
could not get much done there. In addition, college and signups for summer
internships all January really hampered my time. Sorry for the delay.
Added a little more on the Walkthrough, including the Ankara and Jinam
section. Plus the "Character Skills/Skill Items" and "The Game's Secrets"
sections, including the ten birds, and a CHEAT MODE!
V. 1.0 (December 22, 1999): The first edition of the FAQ! Mostly the walk-
through (unfinished), items, weapons, armor, and characters, along with the
locations and powers of the Fate Cards. I've already beat the game; I just have
to play it again to get through the walkthrough, using only one saved game to
get through the first time.
Before we begin... |
First of all, I received numerous e-mails about the numerous delays in the FAQ.
Unfortunately, I have a very severe case of RLS (Real Life Syndrome), and could
get little done due to that very problem. With several tests, an upcoming state
swim meet, an attempt for a summer internship (meaning numerous cover letters
and a resume that kept getting revised and edited almost every day), and a
web page design contest in the Association of Computer Machinery, and my
personal interests, I just got hampered with stuff to do. So, bear with me
when I work on this slowly but surely. If you want to e-mail me, do so at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that it might take a while to get a reply, so
just be patient.
But by Marduk, I WILL finish the walkthrough! That's a promise... 8-)
The First Chapter - Oasis|
After the Chosen Doskias's mad rush to begin the Prophecy, he sends out his
Chosen ships across the Shells to begin his operation. They pass through
Shell Two, where Maya, Grubb, and Runner were doing their daily business -
scavenging junk. Knowing that this was going to be trouble again - there was
a war with the Chosen ten years ago, in which many people, including Maya's
parents, died - Maya and Grubb ride on Runner back to the Oasis, the ruined
city in which Maya lives in with the kindly Uncle, who took care of the young
orphans whose parents died in the war. Unfortunately, Tori, one of the
orphans, keeps getting out of line time and time again. After a brief argument
with the P.O.'ed Mayor (who was searching everywhere in Oasis for any
suspected weapon smugglers) and Uncle, Maya and Tori will end up going to
Azziz's temple for their daily class.
Here, you will gain control of Maya. Go to the east room, and raid the fridge
there for some Bread. The west room contains a bed, which is free healing. If
your HP or Core power is low, go there to rest. You can also talk to Uncle for
a bit on the war and the Chosen. Outside, you can chat with the locals,
including the Workbots and Mayor, in case you want a bit of comic relief. Talk
with other locals, including the ones in the "Old Junkers" bar, for more
information on the world of Septerra. The "Stock Pile" contains weapons you
can purchase. Buy the Engine for your gun - it increases your firepower and
accuracy, and will help quite a bit when you go outside. Alternately, you can
stock up on some Bread at the Item Shop - it raises your HP when you get
injured in battle. Leave the city by going to the southeastern corner of the
city (not to far from Mayor and the Workbots).
NOTE: Any time the icon is a gate and not an arrow, you can exit the place by
Outside, you can go south to Grubb's Workshop and chat, but you still must get
to class. Head west to the Badlands. You must take this treacherous path to
reach Azziz's Temple.
At the Badlands, there are treacherous enemies. There are Wulves on the path;
The light-colored ones are weak, standard fighters. The darker-colored ones
are far more dangerous; Not only are they physically stronger, they can speed
up their fellow Wulves, or they can summon other Wulves to join the fight to
rip you to shreds. With those ideas in mind, head northwest. You will
encounter more of the lighter-colored Wulves. Use the RifleShot skill (allow
the bar to reach the first level) for about three rounds to take out each of
the enemy Wulves you will encounter. Heal with Bread when your HP falls below
Head west as far as you can until the mouse icon changes into a gate, and you
NOTE: Any time you feel you're lost in any location, stop your character and
hit the TAB key for a map of the location. Yellow areas are locations in which
your party can leave the place.
Another note: Save the game often. Remember, you can hit F5 for a quick save.
You can also enter the Main Menu (click on the blue CD under the characters'
stats sheet), and save a game there. Right now, save the game after you exit
the Badlands - if you get in too much trouble, you can load and go back. You
can't save during a full-motion video sequence or during a battle.
After exiting the Badlands, enter Azziz's Temple. Walk northeast once inside,
and you'll see the elderly Azziz finishing off a lesson with the other kids of
Oasis. Apparently, Tori played hookey and skipped class for that day.
Have Maya step up to Azziz and talk to him. Talk to him about various subjects,
and learn more about the world of Septerra and its legends. You'll also learn
about Core Power and Fate Cards. After the day's lesson, you will gain the
Water Fate Card.
Head back east through the Badlands, making sure to fight off any Wulves you
might encounter. Go back through Oasis, and back to Uncle's place. You'll find
that Tori skipped class for that day, and will run off before he gets in lots
of trouble with Uncle.
Talk to Uncle. Maya will be a rat and turn Tori in. Uncle will tell Maya to
bring Tori back from the Pumping Station.
After exiting (and stocking up on Bread at the Item Shop - you'll need it!),
go to the Pumping Station just past the city of Oasis.
When you arrive, you find that Tori was the smuggler that Mayor was looking
for! You also find that three Holy Guards from Shell Three will surround you,
thinking that YOU are the smuggler! Tori makes like a total wuss and runs
This is your first major fight. The enemies are weak, but so are you. Pound on
the weaker Holy Guards (they have only 20 HP) with RifleShot and RifleVulcan
attacks, taking out each of them one at a time. Heal with Bread when your HP
falls below 10 HP. This shouldn't be too difficult - the two underling Guards
will deal only 1-2 HP of damage per attack, and the sergeant isn't that much
stronger. Watch out for his healing and fire spells, though.
After defeating the guards, you will steal a Heal Fate Card from the sergeant,
and run off, heading back to Oasis. The Holy Guards, only knocked down from
Maya's attack, will get back up and chase you.
Back in Oasis, news spread that Maya was the smuggler. The Mayor used Grubb's
Workbots to capture Maya if she enters the city. However, the Workbots are too
damned pacifist, and will not really to anything in means of force. Talk to
them, and the Workbots will hilariously go on strike after Maya reminds them
of Mayor's poor treatment towards them.
Go back to Uncle. He will have Maya find Tori and set things straight.
Unfortunately, that's in Outlaw Canyon, and Maya never traveled such a
distance. So, she must persuade Grubb to help her. Exit Oasis (LOL at the
little skit with the Mayor and striking Workbots) and hoof it to Grubb's
Talk to Grubb about the problems, and he and Runner will join. Go to the
Badlands and fight the enemies there for some experience and a level or two -
you'll need it for the trek. Remember to take the Power Generator from the
floor near Grubb's bed before you leave.
NOTE: Grubb is a weak, but speedy fighter, and Runner is a slow, but powerful
fighter. If Runner gets in too much trouble, use Grubb's Repair skill on him -
ordinary healing items aren't as effective on the mechanical pooch. If you
need to cast a spell (i.e. Kyra's Heal), use Grubb to do so. Note that while a
spell can be cast as early as 1/3 of the bar being filled, a spell is more
effective if the bar is 2/3 full, or maxed out.
Return to Oasis. Neither Mayor nor the Workbots will not bother you as you
enter the city. Get Engines for your party members, and Bread with the rest of
the money. If you're broke, either fight off more enemies in the Badlands, or
sell off items you don't need (Skins, etc.) Rest up at Uncle's house.
Exit Oasis, and go to the Pumping Station. Go around the ramp and search the
sand for the Conduit Wires. After picking them up, climb the series of ramps
until you reach a control box and a large fan. Look at the control box, and
select Grubb. He will open the box. Then, select the Conduit Wires and use
them on the box. After soing so, select the Power Generator and use that on
the control box. Grubb will then short out the fan, and you can proceed. After
exiting, you will enter the World Map. Head southeast, traveling on the pipes.
You will then enter a large series of Desert Pipes.
Once you enter the Desert Pipes, head southeast, and continue southeast,
fighting off Unicorn Beetles and Arachnids. Take out the Arachnids first; they
have the potential of badly injuring a character with one shot. However, these
battles aren't too tough if you heal with Bread (or Repair on Runner) after
each fight. Once you reach the cliff edge, go southwest, until you reach a
massive crab blocking a stairway up the pipes. Fight the crab. Don't worry if
you're only dealing 1 HP of damage per attack - just pound him with a bunch of
Level 1 attacks, and he'll go down after 11 HP of damage.
Climb the stairway-like ramp. You will encounter a junction in which you can
go right or left. Head right, and continue along the path to a chest with a
Healing Potion, SmellSalts, and a HeartStone. Head back to the same junction,
and continue left. The pipe will turn northwest. Continue along the path until
you reach another ramp that will take you back to the sand. Head southeast,
past thelong pipe sticking out in the sand. Then, turn east and go between the
two large elbow pipes. You'll see another ramp. Climb it, and after reaching
the top, head southeast. You should be on the World Map. Enter the town. DO
NOT enter Outlaw Canyon yet, especially if you are low on Bread and need
healing. Also, remember to save the game.
Galdon is almost like a town straight out of a Western movie. After entering,
search the saddlebags of the three Helgaks (the floating horse-like animals
tied to various posts) for a couple of Roots. Enter the saloon - the locals
will treat you like the junk your people collect and deal with. Talk to the
three dudes messing around near the automated bronco Helgak. Have Maya and
Grubb pick on them, and your cliched bar brawl will occur. Fight the three
dudes (they have about 45-50 HP). Remember to heal when necessary, and fight
them one at a time. Watch out for their Barrier and Poison spells.
After defeating the three, talk to the bartender about Tori. You can also buy
supplies and rest for the night. If you have the money, buy the Grenade for
Maya, and more powerful armor and boots for the team. Use the rest of the
money for Bread and the Inn fee. Exit the saloon, exit Galdon, and enter the
World Map - we've off to Outlaw Canyon.
Right when you enter Outlaw Canyon, the outlaws will demand your money for
safe passage. However, Maya becomes quite pugilistic on them, and a battle
will occur. After defeating them, head northwest, and then northeast. Climb
the nearby ramp. (It's pretty hard to find, but take a close look at the
cliffs, and you'll find something that looks like a ramp.) Once on the upper
level, head over the bridge. After crossing it, head northwest, and then take
the bridge northeast.
NOTE: Any time you encounter a group of enemies, take them out one at a time.
An injured enemy deals just as much damage as a healthy one.
You will then find Tori's camp. At the same time, a Holy Guard will appear,
accusing Maya and Tori of smuggling weapons to the warriors allied with the
Chosen. Unfortunately for him, a couple of minions enter the scene and fry the
Holy Guard. Angry at the destruction that occurred the last time the Chosen
messed around with Oasis, she commands Tori to go back home and warn the
people of Oasis about the possible danger. Maya will then try to figure out
what just happened, and will also try to find out why Wind City is involved.
Search the dead Guard for a couple of useful supplies. Then, snag Tori's
Helgak mounts. The game will then go auto-pilot as the group chases the Chosen
ship. However, the three get blown up the Chosen ship's nostril and right
inside. No, it isn't THAT gross. 8-) The three will overhear Doskias and
Dugan's plan to dissolve the Holy Guard as part of Doskias's still-enigmatic
master plans. Maya vows revenge against Doskias, but must warn the Holy Guard
The Second Chapter - Wind City|
After disembarking from the Chosen ship, you'll find yourself on the grass-
lands of Shell Three. Note the tower in the north and the woods in the south.
Don't bother with either - the tower serves nothing at the moment and the
woods contains ultra-powerful enemies that'll really boot your rear.
Enter the pentagon-shaped village of Southfarm. After chatting with the locals
(and a couple of drunks at the bar), enter the northernmost building, and
purchase one Acid Vial. (Plus supplies, if you need 'em.) Talk to some of the
people, especailly with Grubb. One of them should give you bird seed. Return
to the World Map, and head on over to the Graveyard.
Once in the Graveyard, head on north. You will see a mist on the ground;
examine it and you will then fight one of the Living Dead. He should be easy;
just wail on him with as many hits as possible.
After defeating the Living Dead, you will see a pool of zombie blood. Use the
Acid Vial on the blood, and you will have some acidic solution. You'll also
notice a headless statue at the western end of the area. Leave the Graveyard.
Enter Wind City, and its main section of the city. (The Resivoir is closed off
for now.) Talk with the various locals, and have Grubb fix some of the
peoples' items for free stuff. You'll pass by an array of shops - they have
awnings over the doorways and green-colored marble floors. Shop if you want,
and then enter the Capitol building. Once inside, head northeast to the
The Library contains a broken model of Septerra (Grubb can't fix it), plus
lots of books. Look at some of the books for some facts on the world of
Septerra, its demi-gods, and its legends. You'll run into a bunch of monks who
haven't got much to say. However, you'll eventually run into a talkative monk.
He provides lots of information on Marduk, Bowman, the monks, and the weird
statue in the Graveyard.
Head back east past the Septerra model, and you'll find another set of
shelves... and a head. It's bolted by an iron collar to the table. Remember
the headless statue you found at the Graveyard? Use the Acid Vial on the head,
and add the head to your inventory.
Return to the Graveyard, and go back to the headless statue. REMEMBER TO SAVE
YOUR GAME! The upcoming fight is a damn tough one. Select the head, and toss
it on the statue. The statue of Draxx will then rumble, shake, and will start
to fight your party. Draxx has about 150 or so HP, but can deal lots of damage
on your party.
NOTE: Try to use healing spells (using Fate Cards, not items!) on the undead.
It will damage them significantly.
Use your firepower on Draxx, firing off your most powerful attacks. Have
Runner and Grubb attack Draxx, and Maya zap the Living Dead. Zap the closest
ones to minimize the damage to your party. Heal if a character is low on
health, and watch out if a character is poisoned (loses HP each turn) or
cursed (all stats decrease). Once Draxx is defeated, you then can pass
through his altar and enter the Catacombs.
The Catacombs have lots of Living Dead. Just pound on the closest ones (if
they are in a line near Runner, zap 'em with his Beam attacks), and they
should go down quickly. Go northwest. After passing theough a stone arch, go
northeast. Cross the green river of goo and flip the switch at the end. Walk
over the green goo and head northwest. Enter the door, and head northeast,
following the wall. At the end, head southeast until you reach the end of the
narrow corridor. At the end of the corridor, climb the stone steps, and follow
the brick path to an illuminated stairway. Climb the stairway, and enter the
Cathedral. You will find the Holy Guard there.
Maya will tell the group about Dugan's plans to dissolve the Holy Guard.
Bowman doesn't believe them at first, but once Dugan's forces show up, they
must react. Runner scampers off with Layla and the rest of the Holy Guard
(much to the chagrin of Grubb), and Corgan comes with Maya and Grubb; this
group is your new party as you will make your escape. Bowman will stall off
Dugan as the two groups escape - only to die.
Head southeast across the bridge over green goo. Once you reach the arch, head
southeast. Dugan will send his thugs, Duke and Araym, to attack your group. An
encounter ensues. Attack Duke first - his attacks are stronger. Then take out
Araym. After fighting, you will leave the Catacombs and enter the northern
part of the cemetary.
Inside the Graveyard, take the northwest route. You'll reach an intersection.
Head southeast until you reach another junction. Head northeast from that
junction until it turns. Take the turn. Go around the church and head
southwest. You'll find a switch. Click on the switch and it will open another
exit in the Graveyard. Follow the path back to the intersection and head
northwest. Turn northeast through the gate. You'll run into - you guessed it -
Duke and Araym. Like before, take out Duke first, then Araym. Heal when
You'll meet with Layla again. Corgan will tell her about Bowman's death, and
Doskias's plan to control Wind City, using it as a supply station as he
ventures to the Core of Septerra. The group must go to the Shell Five to get
help from the armies of Ankara and Jinam, but must travel to Armstrong to
collect supplies. If you want, you can rest up in one of the tents for free.
Go north past Layla, then turn east. This one-way path is simple... except
for the enemies. The Wulves and Cats should be easy if you pepper them with
Level One attacks. Once you re-enter the World Map, head west to Armstrong.
Sadly, Armstrong was practically nuked, flash-broiled, and given the works at
the hands of the Chosen. The group angrily confronts Selina, and must fight
her and two Chosen guards. The battle is a little tough. Take out the two
guards first, then perform full-power attacks on Selina. You will win a
Barrier Fate Card after the battle.
After the battle, head northeast. Once you reach an intersection, head north-
west. Once you reach another intersection, head northeast until you reach a
chest containing the supplies. Backtrack to the entrance, get back on the
World Map, and head back through the Mountain Pass, and trek through the long
trail of the Mountain Pass until you reach Layla again. Ain't "fetch quests"
Give Layla the supplies. Corgan will also tell about the destruction of
Armstrong, and they find that Ankara and Jinam, the countries that can stand
against the Chosen, are warring with one another yet again. They must get to
Shell Five ASAP! You must go to the Helgak Port to travel there, but must go
through the graveyard. Make sure Corgan is in your party.
NOTE: There will be a "cut scene" where Selina will talk with her lover
Doskias aboard his Chosen ship. He commands Selina to stay in Wind City and
cut off all the supply lines to the small villages. After Selina leaves, three
Magi arrive. (Remember them toasting the Holy Guard in Outlaw Canyon?) Doskias
will announce that he is going to dump Selina. Dugan is also brought in.
Seeing no further use for him, Doskias plans to have Dugan executed. Dugan
turns around and flees.
Once in the graveyard, follow the dirt path. When you reach the intersection,
head southwest all the way through the gate. Once through the gate, head
southeast toward the exit. Once on the World Map, go west across the bridge,
and you'll find the Helgak Port. Enter it.
You'll see a couple of Chosen Guards talk with the desk clerk, but they'll
leave before you arrive. Talk to the clerk, especially about passports. You'll
need passports to ride to Shell Five. With Wind City closed off, head to
Once inside, you'll notice two guards at the gate. Unless you think you can
boot their rears, just zip your lips and pass by them quietly. Enter the
Weapons Shop to the southeast. Talk to the people there, especially with
Corgan. Corgan will recognize Maxon, who's actually a monk helping to get
people out of Wind City with a secret passage before the Chosen nuke the
place. He will then open the grate, allowing you to enter Wind City's library.
Once inside, talk to Abbot. Ask about passports and he'll give you some fakes
to exit Shell Three. Chat with him a little, then exit the place using the
secret passage. Exit Southfarm. Go back to the Helgak Port and give the pass-
ports to the desk clerk. You then can leave the Shell.
Once inside the airship to Shell Five, you'll run straight into a battle
between the Ankaran and Jinam forces. The airship is destroyed, and crashes
onto a Shell Five continent...
The Third Part - Ankara and Jinam|
Maya will wake up in an unknown bed. Once you get up, talk to the kindly couple
and ask about the other characters. You'll find that you're gonna need to do
some searching. Search the house for a couple of supplies. Heal if you need
to - you're in the middle of a war!
The people will be afraid of you if you talk to 'em. Head southeast a bit, then
head northwest, past the weapons shop (King Pin's Botique). Talk to the dark-
skinned villager there about Corgan. He'll give you Corgan's sword.
Head southwest, past the Jinam Soldiers. You'll find Corgan. Give the sword to
him, then Maya will pick another fight with the two Jinam cyborgs. After
fighting them, Corgan will reunite with you. Head southwest and exit to the
Enter the Mesa Canyons. Head north once inside. After the first fight, head
northeast, running under the bridge. Turn southwest once you pass the bridge.
Then head northeast and climb the ramp to the upper level. Turn northwest,
walk over the bridge, then head west, following the ledge. Fight the enemies,
then head southwest, up a small ramp. Cross the bridge to the southeast and
down the ramp. Go east, past the tumbleweeds, and then you're on the Mesa
Once on the massive bridge, head southeast. You'll find a massive hole on the
bridge; head west, following the trail southwest. Head southeast after a battle
with some Thunder Cats, walking past patches of dead grass. Continue northeast,
then southeast once you are on the bridge. Head northeast, then east to exit
You'll enter another area of mesas. After the initial battle with a couple
soldiers and a combat hound, head northeast, then turn southeast and head down
the small ramp. Go north. You'll run into a couple of Ankaran and Jinam
soldiers. Just let them fight each other until one side dies, then finish the
other side off 8-). Climb up the ramp, then go southeast to follow the path.
Go west, then continue northwest and go down the ramp. Go southeast along the
path to exit to the World Map.
Once outside, head north to the downed Jinam battleship. Once the screen loads
and you are outside, ust go east and enter the greenish hole to enter the ship.
Once inside, head northeast. After a couple of battles, head southwest into
another room. Click on the switch on the northern corner of the room.
Backtrack to the larger room, then head northeast. You'll pass a bunch of
fried cyborgs. Continue northeast, passing a couple of Jinam troops, and then
activate the switch in the northwest wall of the room. Another door will open.
Walk back to the large room again and enter the just-opened doors. After a
fight, head southwest. You'll find Grubb there, fixing some machinery (natch).
Grubb will re-join and give you a holo message. Leave the ship, and return to
the World Map. Head south, straight to the Ankaran Base.
At the Ankaran Base, Grubb will find Runner. Unfortunately, a pixie-like young
woman with a three-and-a-half foot tall wrench apparently "adopted" Runner, and
is calling him "Punkin". The girl, as you probably know, is Led Campbell, the
daughter of Ankara's General Campbell. She allows Runner to join the party.
Notice the large Ankaran computer to the northeast? Ue the holo message on it,
and it will tell that the war was, sadly enough, caused by that Chosen bastard
Doskias. They must warn Led's father immediately! To reach the Ankaran Capitol,
Led will need an AE-35 Power Converter to complete her custom-built ship.
Talk to the Ankaran soldier with Led, named Dave. He will give you some Jinam
Dog Tags that he took off a toasted enemy soldier. Just past Dave is a chest
with the Air Fate Card. Leave the base, onto the World Map, then go north to
the Jinam Ship.
Enter the ship, and go northwest. Then go northeast as soon as possible, and
go to the locked door. Use the Jinam Dog Tags from Dave on the control panel
of the door to open it. Enter and walk along the corridor. Pass the large
room and continue northeast. Skip the first opening southeast, and enter the
SECOND one. You should be in the back area of the ship. Continue southeast and
follow the path to another switch. Hit it, and a door will open to the west.
Head back to the hall and backtrack southwest, and enter the door you just
opened. Go northwest, and turn southeast. Enter the door the two Jinam
soldiers are guarding. Head northwest, through a thin corridor, and you should
enter another repair lab. After the fight, search the northwest section of the
room. You will find the AE-35 Power Converter. Pick it up. Retrace your steps
back out of the ship, and enter the World Map. Head south, back to the Ankaran
Once in the base, go northwest. You should be inside Led's workshop. Give her
the AE-35 Power Converter, and she should be able to fix the ship. Look at the
ship. Your party will then reconfigure as Maya, Led, and Runner. Corgan and
Grubb will stay behind. (Apparently, Led has a crush with Grubb...)
The ship will fly along... only to crash right in front of the Ankaran Head-
quarters. (For those of you who played Breath of Fire 3, notice the connection
between Ryu, Nina, and Momo's one-flight rocket crash and Led's ship crash?
Kinda makes me think that the Septerra Core part was inspired by that little
tidbit. But that's just me.) 8-)
Walk to the Ankaran guard and have Led talk to him. You will be able to enter
Inside the headquarters, you will learn that General Campbell was sent to
get the Doomsday Device, a weapon that will completely obliterate Jinam by
altering its gravitational pull. Maya will show the holo message about
Doskias's evil plan to pit Ankara and Jinam against one another, and the three
will then go on a mission to warn General Campbell before it is too late.
Also, Doskias will plan to use the stolen twin keys (from the Emperor) to begin
the Conjunction... only to realize that it will take 50 more years for the
Conjunction to actually begin. Instead of waiting for that time, they will make
their OWN Conjuction...
The subway-like area is just an easy straight southwest walk... except for the
enemies. Take out the maggots last - they are very slow-moving. Once you reach
the polished white floor of the station, go southeast. After a couple of
fights, you'll reach an old highway. Once you do, just head northeast. Watch
out for the enemies, though.
You'll reach the Research Station and confront General Campbell. He won't lis-
ten to any of your evidence, or his daughter, and runs off. Selina enters, and
you also find that the Chosen isn't just one tribe, but merely many warring
nations. The group enters Selina's ship and flies off to Campbell's ship.
Once on Campbell's ship, head northeast. You'll run into four Ankaran soldiers
who have orders to stop you cold. Battle the four. Runner's laser might be
useful here, as it can hit multiple enemies in a line. Take one soldier out at
a time - an injured soldier does as much damage as a healthy one. Once you take
'em out, continue on. You'll probably have to do another battle after this one,
so keep your Hit Points up.
You'll reach the bridge and encounter General Campbell. He doesn't seem too
pleased to see Led. He tells her that he has fired the Doomsday Device at the
Jinam continent, and shot the entire region into an upper continent, devasta-
ting the entire country. Led plays the holo message and the General learned
that he was totally tricked by Doskias. The Chosen begin an attack at the
General's ship, and Selina helps the party escape. General Campbell, however,
stays with his ship, awaiting his fate...
The Fourth Part - The World Bazaar |
You will arrive in Shell Four with the rest of the party, in a house of ill
repute. Selina is now officially part of your party. She's a damn good fighter
WITH powerful magic, and is easily one of the best characters in your party.
Okay, after a bit of talk, you'll have to find the bounty hunter Araym, who
will help you go to Shell Seven, where Doskias is mining Corite to create the
Well, select your party. Go northwest up the ramp. You'll meet a couple of
prostitutes and a seedy-looking dude. (If you want a bit of humor, put Grubb in
your active party and have him talk to the prostitutes. B-) ) Anywho, talk to
the dude. His name is Loch, and he apparently is a bounty hunter.
You can try fighting him if you want, but he's too powerful, yet too chicken
(he runs away after the first hit). But once he runs away, check the chains
that were above him (you are outside the brothel). Hanging on the chain is a
crate of mega-power dynamite. Have Led (or Grubb) examine the chains. That
character will release them and drop the crate to the ground.
Go back inside and back to Loch. Have Maya pick on Loch once again. You'll
initiate another battle. This time, have Maya shoot the crate of dynamite be-
hind Loch. The crate will explode and kill him instantly. You'll receive his
keys allowing you to enter the Bounty Hunter's Hideout.
After taking out Loch, head northwest, eventually climbing two flights of
stairs. Go northwest once up the sets of steps, and you'll find a weapons shop.
Buy all the equipment you need. Down the steps to the southwest is an item
shop. Buy as many healing items as you can afford. Further southwest is an
armor shop. Buy what you need there (I think one of these stores sells ear-
plugs; if they do, grab three pairs of 'em.)
After passing the armor shop, go down the stairs southeast and then head north-
west to reach the World Map. Click on the Bounty Hunter District to enter.
Once inside, head southwest, past the steps, and go down the ramp. Go southwest
and follow the catwalk northwest, then northeast. You'll see a large sewer
with a locked valve and lotsa bounty hunter graffiti. Use the key to stole from
Loch on the valve, and Maya will be able to open the door into the sewers.
Enter from the northeast.
The sewers is quite simple... except for the enemies. Along the twisted one-way
path, you'll run into maggots and big crab dudes. Hammer 'em with full-power
attacks, and heal when necessary. You will eventually reach a nasty-looking
pipe at the end of the path. Enter there to enter the Bounty Hunter's Hideout.
Once inside, head to the northwest, then go southwest. The path will turn
northwest again. Continue northwest and head up the ramp. Then cross the bridge
to the southeast and click on the switch. A door will open to the southwest.
Head back down the ramp and go southwest, passing an arched entryway into the
prison area. You'll eventually reach a set of prison cells. Talk to the pri-
soner. You'll recognize him as Araym.
After busting him out, retrace your steps back to the Sewers. As soon as you
enter the Sewers, the alarms will sound, and all the bounty hunters will
really be at your heels. Just run along the one-way path to the exit on the
other side. None of the enemies should be a threat if you heal after each
battle. Once you escape, you'll be at the World Map. Head back to the Red
Light District, back to the "Ill Repute" brothel. Araym will be waiting there.
The group will chat a bit. Araym will mention that he has actually "held back"
when he hunted you down earlier. He also tells about his arms, which were
blown away during the wars of Ankara and Jinam, and the fact that they were
replaced by cybernetic implements. He finally mentions that he knows a
captain in this every shell who can transport the group to Shell 7. But
Selina gets a bit impatient with your group's constant bickering, and leaves
You'll need to re-form another party with Maya, Araym, and a third member.
I took Led as the third member, if you're confused on who to take. Head out
of the brothel, and head northeast up the steps. Continue up the stairs, and
then head northwest, then southwest. You'll pass an Item Shop. If you didn't
get three sets of earplugs yet, GET THEM NOW! Grab a couple healing items,
too. Continue southwest, then go southeast and then northwest to exit to the
Go to the Shipping Transport area. Go southwest, then go northwest to follow
the path. Go down the stairs to the southeast and then and continue down a
second flight of stairs. Head southwest across the docks until you reach a
captain standing around at a dock near a fruit stand.
Talk to the captain. Talk to him with Araym. The captain will allow you to go
to Shell 7. Click on the Transport Ship icon to depart. Click on World Shell
7 to reach, well, World Shell 7. As you pass the crates to reach the ship,
though... you'll run into Duke. D'OH! He and Araym have a score to settle.
Just fight 'em - they're not too tough. Heal when necessary. You'll then
enter the ship and go to World 7.
The Fifth Part - The Mold Forest |
You will arrive in Shell 7. This place is easily the strangest Shell of 'em
all, with lots of weird mushrooms and the Underlost beings. Go southwest to
exit the landing site.
Once on the World Map, cut north around the landing site, and enter the Bone
Circle Village (the location with the Underlost). Apparently, you can't do much
here at the moment. Go back to the World Map, and continue to the west. Head
north, and go west to enter the Western Mountain Caverns. The encounters here
Once in the Caverns, head south. Remember those large, high-defense crab dudes?
They're here again. Remember to pelt them with a barrage of level one attacks
to defeat them more easily. Head south and go down the stone ramp. Then go
northwest, across the stone bridge. Head down the ramp to the southwest, turn
east, and then go northwest and go under a stone bridge. Head northwest, but
stay south of the ramp and continue west. Go southeast and head down another
stone ramp. Go south, then southwest to exit the first Cavern map.
Once in the second Cavern map, head southwest down the ramp. Then go northwest,
then west until you enter an open area (possibly with another battle). Go
southwest, then down the ramp. Before continuing, equip with the Earplugs (you
DID remember to buy three of 'em at the World Bazaar like I told you, right?).
Equip all three of your characters with this accessory, then continue southeast
to exit to the second Caverns map.
You'll reach a land of dripping lava. REMEMBER TO SAVE YOUR GAME! The Sonic
Lava Boss you're gonna face will be the toughest boss yet. The trick here is to
damage the enemy's legs in a way so you can smash 'em all down at once (the
legs have 100 HP each). Why? Well, they regenerate if one leg is dead for too
long. Try to strike them with Water/Summon combos, then Level 1 attacks so
they each reach roughly 90-95 damage. Wait a bit, then strike them with Level
3 attacks or Water spells. This should defeat the enemy.
Once you defeat the Sonic Lava Boss, head west to leave the infernal place.
Head to the Mining Ruins northeast, and enter.
You'll meet a lone hermit in the ruins. Many years ago, this place was used by
the Ankara and Jinam forces in mining Corite, but it is today just mere ruins
and a dilapidated environment. Talk to the hermit there to learn more about
the mining ruins' history. Northeast of the entrance is a Bioium Lantern; it
is found in a treasure chest. West of the hermit is a cylindrical container
with some explosives. Take them. Leave the area.
Note: There is a possible bug(?) where you could take the explosives from the
chest there, go to Shell 3's Mourn Graveyard, and "waste" them on a wall there
(you blow it up with identical explosives late in the game). The result is
getting yourself locked in the game with no way out. Does anyone have any
info on this possible, but major mishap?
Once on the World Map, go to the Dark Lake toward the west. Enter it. Go to
the poisoned green gooey lake in the north. Look at it with Araym, and he'll
suggest bombing it with some explosives, killing many of the underwater Helgaks
and making "bridges" with them. Take this suggestion, and use the explosives
you got from the hermit on the lake. Surprisingly (or not surprisingly) enough,
the lake will be chock full of carcasses on the surface, allowing you to con-
Cross the westernmost bridge of Helgak carcasses. Then head north and cross
the Helgak bridge to the northeast. Go north across another bridge, then go
northwest to the bone (not carcass) bridge. Cross it to enter the World Map.
Go to the Helgak Graveyard. (Geez, lots of Helgak-bashing nowadays, hmm?)
Head southwest on the bridge in the Helgak Graveyard, then go southeast. You'll
find a small piece of Helgak bone on the ground. (It's easy to miss, and it's
not the shell in the east part of the screen; you'll get that later.) Yes, you
went all this way JUST to get a tiny piece of bone. D'OH! Backtrack and go
back to the World Map.
Backtrack through Dark Lake, going back south quite a ways, then east. You'll
be back at the World Map. Then, go through the Caverns (Don't you hate trudging
through all this?), and go southeast. Head southwest, under the bridge, then
turn northwest and climb the stone ramp. Head up another stone ramp and then
go north, exiting to the World Map.
Using the World Map, head back to the Landing Area, and talk to the captain.
Ask to go to Shell Three.
At Shell Three, you'll be back at the Helgak Port. Exit the port, and go east
to SouthFarm. In Suthfarm, go northeast to go to the Items Shop. Talk to Carver
(NOT the shopkeeper), and he'll tell you about his skill in carving Helgak
bone into flutes and whatnot. Give the Helgak Bone (a Key Item), and he'll make
a flute for you. This flute will emulate the mating calls of Helgaks.
Still on Shell Three? Good. Go to the Mourn Graveyard, and enter the Catacombs.
Search the chest next to Bowman's grave, and you'll get a Resurrect Fate Card!
Yeah, it's grave robbing, but I won't tell if you won't tell. B-)
Go west to the Helgak Port. Talk to the Shipping Clerk and you'll be able to go
to the World Bazaar once again. YOu'll be outside the Captain's ship. Ask him
to go to Shell 7. You'll be at the landing port. Go back to the Caverns, and
get through the north/west path, going back to the World Map. Head to the Mold
Forest, which is southwest of the Caverns exit.
The Mold Forest is a huge maze, enough to drive any gamer insane. From the en-
trance, head northeast. You can walk under the incredibly tall plants. Keep
taking the east and northeast paths until you reach a large sandy rock for-
mation. Go straight east at that point. Keep going until you reach path of
spindly mushrooms, then go southeast. Go east as far as you can. Then, go south
a bit. Go east to leave the place and enter ANOTHER section of the Mold Forest.
In the second section, immediately head east. Then go south once you see a
green-glowing mushroom, and go east as soon as you can. Then head north. Cut
east and you'll run into a strange, red mushroom-like thingy in the middle of
the ground. Examine it with Maya and Araym. Use the Helgak Flute on it, and
you'll open it up, revealing a bright green goo inside. Use the Bioium
Lantern on it to scarf some of that goo. Head all the way out (going westward).
Use the Tab key (while standing) to show the map of the place, in case you get
lost. Go back to the World Map.
Once on the World Map, head all the way back to the Underlost Village (you have
to get through the Caverns once again). Once you enter the village, you run
into some of the Underlost tribe. You can't pass; both you and the Underlost
have extremely prohibitive communication barriers, and you have to do some kind
of physical ways of communicating. So... use the Bioium Lantern (you DID fill
it with goo, did you?) on the two totem poles. Keep trying until you get it.
IMPORTANT NOTE: There is a possible bug in the game at this point. I frequently
received many e-mails about this, and how Maya might not be able to reach the
totem poles because of a message that "the sound is scrambling her brain". I
think it might be a big, or that you didn't do certain steps correctly. See
below for more details.
The folloing criteria must be met:
1. The Bioium Lantern MUST be filled with the goo from the Mold Forest Plant.
2. The Sonic Lava Boss must be defeated.
3. You must run into the Underlost and look at them a bit.
4. If all else fails, equip Earplugs after doing the first three steps. Leave,
and return to the Underlost Village.
If all this is done, you SHOULD be able to use the lantern on the two totem
poles. If not... the game might have to be patched, especially if it is only
Version 1.00. Go to http://www.lith.com for the Septerra Core patch.
After the totem poles are lit from the phosphorous (or whatever) from the goo,
the Underlost will be pleased. Enter the village to the northwest. Talk to the
village chief. Apparently, he can speak your language, and will explain his
story about the Chosen and how the Underlost were used as slaves by them in
the mining operations. He will have Badu join you (You MUST replace a party
member with Badu, or you can't go on). Try a group of Maya, Araym, and Badu, or
Maya, Selina, and Badu. You will also get a Cure Fate Card.
Leave the village and go to the Caverns yet another time. Go through 'em (you
should know the path by now), and go to the World Map. Go to the Mold Forest
Once inside, head northeast to the weird rock formation. Go to the northeast
side of the formation, and you will come at a strange door. Have Badu look at
it, and it will open. Go through the door and go west. Go north after a battle,
and then cut east as soon as you can. Continue east all the way. Go southeast
a bit, then go east until you reach a clearing. G. north to leave.
You have found the Chosen mining operations. They are currently mining Corite
to create the lens for Doskias's insane plan. Once here, head southeast, along
the walkway. Go northwest and walk across a small bridge. Cross the second
bridge to the southwest and continuse southwest, going across a third bridge.
Head down a ramp to the southeast and go northwest, walking under a bridge.
You'll see an enemy walk along. After a fight, go along the path where the
enemy had emerged, and enter the main part of the mine.
Once there, you'll help free three of the Underlost. They'll go back to the
village. Go northwest. Follow the path by going northeast, northwest, and
northeast again. Walk up a ramp near the pipe. Go northeast once you walked
along the ramp. Then head southeast and cut northeast. Cross the northeastern
bridge to leave this area.
You'll run into Kaleb, the Chosen in charge of the mining of this area. He
merely tells that the lens are ALREADY complete. Rats. He summons the Mining
Helgak to fight you and flees the place, running back to his ship.
The Mining Helgak, well, ain't easy. Immediately in combat, throw a few
Barrier/Earth combos on the members of your party. Then start peppering the
Mining Helgak's Head with Level 1 attacks, until it opens. Then hit it AS SOON
AS POSSIBLE with a power attack. If you don't, it will unleash a wicked attack
that will cause substantial damage to your entire party. An easy way to win is
to have Maya and the second pary member hit it with Level 1 attacks. Then, have
Badu smack it with a Core Knife (Level 1). Repeat until it's dead (600-650 HP
of damage). Heal when necessary, usually using Roots or Potions.
Once you win, you'll head to a Chosen shuttle and fly to the Chosen Command
This walkthrough will be continued...
The Characters of the World of Septerra Core|
Grading of the characters:
All the ratings you see here are based on when I played the game, and does not
necessarily reflect the opinions of other players.
Attack: Attack power and accuracy
Defense: Ability to absorb or avoid damage
Speed: Rate in which the character can do actions
Magic: Power of that character using Fate Cards and absorbing magical damage
Skills: Usefulness of the character's skills throughout the game
Fighting (normal): Overall fighting power against regular enemies
Fighting (boss): Overall fighting power against boss enemies
Overall: Overall usefulness of the character throughout the game, compared to
A young woman from Shell Two, who scavenges useful items from the junk piles.
As a girl, her village was destroyed and her parents killed when the Chosen,
the inhabitants of the topmost Shell, decided to bring their airborne
conflicts to her peaceful home town. She is the main character of the Septerra
Core story; hoerver, she will encounter eight other characters who will help
her save the world from destruction.
Being a permanent member of your party, Maya has lots of useful skills and
almost no weaknesses. Her skills, though must be store-bought, are pretty
useful (Heat Seekers, etc.) for taking out multiple enemies, or groups of
enemies. Her only real weakness is the lack of extremeties, i.e. she does not
fully excel in any stat. However, she also has no real lack of anything.
Attack: B Defense: B+ Speed: C Magic: B- Skills: A-
Fighting (normal/boss): B+/B
Overall (not an average): B+
A reclusive mechanical wizard who can turn the junk of the second Shell into
almost anything he can think of. He created machines like the Workbots and
Grubb, well, is your stereotypical mentally strong/physically weak mage. He
has a total lack of fighting offense or defense, and his Core spells will
really whup your enemies. Unfortunately, he just doesn't have the usefulness
of many of the other characters - Selina or Led could emulate him, and then
some with their improved offense and defense. But don't ditch the skinny
mohawked dude - he's quite useful when teamed with Led (after getting his
LedCombo and Led's GrubbCombo), and just rips enemy robots to shreds with his
Repair ability, or heals allied robots with ease.
Attack: F Defense: F Speed: B+ Magic: A Skills: B-
Fighting (normal/boss): D/C
Overall (not an average): D (against or allied with no robots, or without Led),
B- (fighting or allied with robots, or with Led)
Runner is Grubb's mechanical companion, an enormous and affable robot that can
walk on two or four legs. While Runner seems like a massive overgrown puppy-
dog at times, he's a ferocious ally in combat.
Runner, plain and simple, sucks. He has lots of power in each of his attacks,
but he's just too damn slow and is a total hinderance to your Core energy
total. He also can't cast spells well, and does not heal well with healing-
based items. Ditch him to the scrap heap.
Attack: A Defense: A Speed: F Magic: F Skills: D-
Fighting (normal/boss): F/D+
Overall (not an average): F
A member of the courageous and dedicated Holy Guard, the protectors of Shell
Three and Marduk, Corgan is a skilled defensive swordsman with a knack for
diplomacy. His one true love is Layla.
Corgan is just mediocre in almost everything. He's slightly better at fighting
than Maya or Selina, but a bit slower. His magic skill kinda blows, and he has
a lot of useful skills (Core Force and Protect), but the others are pretty
sucky (Charge). It's up to you if you want to take him.
Attack: B+ Defense: B+ Speed: C+ Magic: D- Skills: C+
Fighting (normal/boss): C+/C+
Overall (not an average): C
The daughter of General Campbell of Ankara, Led is a skilled mechanic with her
weapon as a giant wrench. Her robotic legs were the result of an accident
during military training. Ever since, her father refused to let her fight for
her country, and threw her to a remote Ankaran base to prevent her from
getting into trouble.
Led rocks! Sure, she has pretty crappy physical prowess, but she has very
powerful magic, and her skills are quite powerful. She has the best skills;
not one of them is completely worthless. Repair is like Grubb's, only faster
(but weaker), and the GrubbCombo is one of the game's best skills. Her Core
power is second only to Grubb. Team Led with Grubb, Araym, or Selina. Just
watch her defense - it's pretty low.
Attack: D+ Defense: D Speed: B Magic: A- Skills: A
Fighting (normal/boss): A-/C
Overall (not an average): B (teamed without Grubb)
A (teamed with Grubb)
One of Doskias's generals, and his lover, Selina is a dark, mysterious, and
powerful warrior with a knack for mystical Core spells. She allied herself
with Maya to save the world, but her loyalty toward Maya is complicated with
her love for Doskias.
Selina is easily up there with the best. Her fighting power is quite high, and
her magic prowess is only behind Led and Grubb. She's also quite speedy, and
has fair defense. Her skills are fairly useful, with the potent (but expensive)
Curse Strike and the cheap and quick Core Force. If you're confused on what to
pick as a third party member, pick her.
Attack: B+ Defense: B Speed: B Magic: A- Skills: B-
Fighting (normal/boss): B+/B+
Overall (not an average): A-
A thief, bounty hunter, and former demolitions expert, Araym ended up helping
out after being rescued from Duke. His detachable, spider-like arms were the
result of a mining explosion.
In terms of overall fighting, Araym is argubly the best character in Septerra
Core. He's very speedy, has high attack power (and can hit multiple enemies
for free), and both his magic and Core power make the cut. Steal and Mug are
useful abilities almost anytime, and while Taser and Venom aren't THAT useful,
his speed might make up for the expensive Core cost. A must-have for almost
Attack: A- Defense: C Speed: A+ Magic: B- Skills: A
Fighting (normal/boss): A+/C
Overall (not an average): A
A part of the Underlost, Badu is quite an enigma, with a mysterious language,
and his former home in the Mold Forest. The Chosen imprisoned his tribe for
slave labor, working to extract corite from the mines of Shell Seven.
Badu is an okay character, with obvious strengths and weaknesses. While slow,
he can deal tremendous damage very quickly with Core Knife, and is a big help
against bosses. Unfortunately, I never really cared for him that much - he's
too slow to be highly useful, his skills just aren't what I want, and his
magic isn't too hot. If you know you're going to fight a very powerful enemy,
take him; otherwise, forget it.
Attack: A Defense: A- Speed: D Magic: C- Skills: D-
Fighting (normal/boss): D+/A
Overall (not an average): C-
A Jinam cyborg forced to fight for his country, Lobo acquired free thought by
a friendly mechanic, and became that mechanic's "son". Lobo then became a
pirate, fighting against the country that created him. He also desires revenge
against Conner for killing his "father".
Other than his weak magic (about as bad as Runner), Lobo is about as powerful
as Maya, and then some. His gun power and multi-target skills are quite useful
against groups of minor enemies. He is halfway decent in almost any party, but
more useful with characters like Grubb or Led.
Attack: B Defense: B Speed: B Magic: D- Skills: B+
Fighting (normal/boss): B/B-
Overall (not an average): B-
And a note on the stats themselves, courtesy of Pete Karsanow
"I collected stats for the characters from saved games, and put them in a
spreadsheet to evaluate them. My formula adds HP and Armor to get a Defense
value, (Strike+Power)*Speed/100 for an Attack value, and Core is the Magic
value. But Magic starts out at 1/2 the importance of Attack and Defense until
Core values get above 20. Anyway, rank all characters in these, and add the
rankings for an overall ranking. I'm a strong believer that it takes a lot of
Armor to make decreasing Speed worthwhile. So, I went through much of the game
taking out monsters with a quick succession of Level 1 attacks - even though
these are weaker than 1/3 of a Level 3 attack.
Using my method, I believe Aryam and Selena (these happen to be the 2 names
that people get wrong!) are usually the 2 best characters to go with Maya.
Maya herself is often ranked rather badly. I may be wrong about the formulae,
but I certainly noticed how tough it was to play "my way" with Grubb and Led
instead of Aryam and Selena, while going after the generator for Connor's
electric chair in the prison."
If you want the spreadsheet, email me email@example.com
Locations of the Fate Cards of Septerra Core|
Water: From Azziz after the first lesson
Heal: After the Holy Guard fight
Rock: After fighting the Draxx statue in the Shell Three Mourn Graveyard
Barrier: After the fight with Selina at Armstrong
Air: In a storage cylinder in Ankaran Base
Summon: Awarded by Gunnar
Fire: After the fight with Lava Boss
Cure: Given by the Underlost Chief in Shell Seven
Resurrect: At the grave of Bowman (in Catacombs)
Bless: After fight with Connor
Law: After fight with first Magi
Slow: After fight with second Magi
Mirror: After fight with Hell God
All: After fight with Balcaam
Achilles' Heel: same as above
Chaos: After fight with Doomsday Brain
Speed: To the northeast, near fallen bridge in Chosen Temple Area 1
Cloak: In Chosen Temple Area 3-Found with Chosen Talisman
Curse: In chest to the far southeast in Catacombs Area 3
Vampyre: Same as above
Joker: After the fight with Alisa
Spells and Spell Combinations|
Here, you will find all of the spell combinations found throughout the game.
Spell Combo Cost Effects
Heal 10 Heals one ally
Heal + Mirror 30 Harms one target
Cure 10 Removes poison from one target
Cure + Mirror 30 Poisons one target
Bless (!) 25 Raises all stats (Power, etc.) of one target by
Bless + Mirror 45 Lowers all stats of one target by 1/4
Resurrect 18 Revives an unconscious ally with about 1/2 their
Resurrect + Mirror 38 Pounds one target with mega-damage
Cloak 25 Cloaks one target, increases evade %
Cloak + Mirror 45 Removes cloak from one target
Joker 25 Puts Berserk, Curse, Stun, Slow, and Poison on
Slow 25 Slows one target
Slow + Mirror 40 Speeds one target (Why bother when you could use
Speed 25 Speeds one target
Speed + Mirror 40 Slows one target (Why bother when you could use
Air 12 Damages one target with Air damage
Chaos 25 Berserks one target
Chaos + Mirror 45 Dispels adverse status
Chaos + Law 50 Deals chaotic damage
Chaos + Law + Mirror(#) 70 Insane, substantial damage (6x regular power)
Curse 25 Curses target (lowers stats by 1/4)
Curse + Mirror 40 Blesses target (raises stats by 1/4)
Fire 15 Fire damage, one target
Earth 9 Earth damage, one target
Water 6 Water damage, one target
Vampyre 20 Drains HP from one target
Achilles' Heel 15 View enemy's HP and stats (except bosses)
Barrier 15 Halves enemy damage on one target
Barrier + Mirror 35 Removes a barrier from one target
Barrier + Air 27 Air barrier, also dispels air-based damage on
Barrier + Chaos 30 Barrier also dispels Berserk effects on target
Barrier + Curse 35 Barrier also dispels Curse effects on target
Barrier + Fire 30 Fire barrier, also dispels fire-based damage on
Barrier + Law 40 Barrier also dispels all adverse effects
Barrier + Resurrect 33 Holy barrier, also dispels undead-based damage
Barrier + Earth 24 Earth barrier, also dispels earth-based damage
Barrier + Slow 35 Barrier also dispels Slow effects on target
Barrier + Water 21 Water barrier, also dispels water-based damage
Law 25 Dispels all adverse effects on one target
Law + Mirror 45 Berserks one target
Summon 20 Summons Bowman for physical damage
Summon + Air 32 Summons Simurgh for air-based damage
Summon + Chaos 45 Summons Gemma for tremendous damage, plus casts
Berserk on target
Summon + Fire 35 Summons Ouroboros for fire-based damage
Summon + Heal 30 Summons Kyra to tremendously heal one target
Summon + Joker 45 Random summon for mild damage, plus several
Summon + Law 45 Summons Marduk for insane damage
Summon + Resurrect 38 Summons Thanatos for hell-based damage
Summon + Earth 29 Summons Humbaba for earth-based damage
Summon + Water 26 Summons Sedna and Pilitak for water-based
Any card combo + All(*) N+10 Spell or spell combo affects all allies or
(!) - Stat-boosting/lowering with Bless is not cumulative.
(*) - the amount of the original spell plus 10 Core Energy. For example, if I
wanted to cast Kyra's Heal on the entire party, I would spend 10 for the spell
plus 10 for "All", so it would cost 20 Core Energy. I didn't put all the "All"
combos up for redundancy's sake.
(#) - Cannot be combined with "All"
Weapons, Armor, and Items|
Thanks to Pete Karsanow (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the revision of the weapons
Items indented one space not seen in any game - or I didn't buy them when I
had the chance.
Note that there are lots of spelling and column alignment changes.
Cost = "n/a" means it can't be sold, *#,###* means it can't be bought; only
sold for 1/2 this amount.
Engines: Used by Maya, Grubb, Runner, Araym, and Lobo
Name Strike Power Cost Other
Small Engine 10 10 50
Turbo Engine 12 10 325 Core +2
Engine 15 15 300
MedEngine 30 30 400
ForceEngine 38 29 450 Core +3
StrngEngine 45 45 400
MightEngine 55 55 800 Core +3
PowerEngine 70 70 900
SmllBlitzer 95 95 1,500
Blitzer 135 135 5,000
WeakBlitzer 140 140 5,200 Core -5
TurboBlitzer 120 115 5,200 Core +4
PowerBlitzer 210 210 10,000
CoreSeed 150 150 n/a Core +5
ForceBlitzer 185 180 9,500 Core +5
ForceTurbine 255 260 35,000 Core +5
Turbine 275 275 40,000
WeakTurbine 280 285 35,000 Core -5
Bahamut 285 295 n/a Core +8
Swords (part 1): Used by Corgan
(note swap of ShortSword and Sword, Core+ for DaemonSword)
Name Strike Power Cost Other
ShortSword 15 15 400
Sword 30 30 600
MedSword 45 45 750
HonorBlade 60 60 1,200 Core +2
BastardSword 70 70 1,100
LongSword 95 95 1,650
BroadSword 135 135 6,000
Strike Blade 145 115 5,200
PowerBlade 170 225 11,000
SteelBlade 210 210 12,000
HonorStrike 265 245 45,000
Rune Steel 275 275 50,000
Gilgamesh 290 290 n/a Core +3
DaemonSword 295 295 n/a Core +3
Swords (part 2): Used by Selina
(note swap of ShortSword and Sword, Core+ for DaemonSword, "CoreWitch" not
Name Strike Power Cost Other
ShortSword 15 15 400
Sword 30 30 600
MedSword 45 45 750
WitchBlade 60 60 1,200 Core +2
BastardSword 70 70 1,100
LongSword 95 95 1,650
BroadSword 135 135 6,000
WitchPower 115 145 5,200
SteelBlade 210 210 12,000
WitchStrike 225 170 11,000
Rune Steel 275 275 50,000 Core +2
CoreWitch 245 245 45,000 Core +7
Gilgamesh 290 290 n/a Core +3
DaemonSword 295 295 n/a Core +3
Wrenches: Used by Led
(note changes to Wrench stats (assuming LghtWrench is 30/30))
Name Strike Power Cost Other
LghtWrench 30 30 450
Wrench 45 45 550
LargeWrench 70 70 850
Power Wrench 60 85 750
IronWrench 95 95 1,350
Gear Wrench 120 155 4,000
SteelWrench 135 135 4,500
Strike Wrench 150 115 4,200
ImpactWrench 210 210 9,000
MagWrench 190 225 8,000
CoreWrench 245 245 8,000 Core +5
ShellWrench 275 275 38,000
Glamdink 295 295 n/a
Knives: Used by Badu
Name Strike Power Cost Other
Core Knives 55 55 850 Core +5
Knives 60 60 800
PowerKnives 70 70 900
Bone Knives 95 95 1,650
Metal Knives 135 135 5,500
RelicKnives 115 120 5,000 Core +4
SpeedKnives 120 115 5,000 Speed +2
SharpKnives 210 210 11,500
StrikeKnives 225 170 11,000
BloodKnives 180 225 11,000
Slash Knives 275 275 43,000
OrionBlades 295 295 *10*!
Name Cost Description
Bread 50 Heals 50 HP to an ally
Root 350 Heals 250 HP to an ally
Cornucopia 600 Heals 500 HP to an ally
Potion 1,000 Heals entire party for 200 HP
Elixir 2,500 Heals entire party for 450 HP
Herb 50 Heals poison to an ally
Ward 80 Neutralizes poison, stun, curse, and/or berserk
Core Rune 100 Restore 25 Core Energy
Core Relic 400 Restore 75 Core Energy
Core Sphere 750 Restore 150 Core Energy
Soul Stone 5,000 Restores HP and Core to entire party
Smelling Salts 250 Resurrect an individual with about 1/3 HP
Kyra's Tear 2,000 Resurrect an individual with full HP
Standard - Equipped by Maya, Grubb, Corgan, Led, Selina, and Araym
(Not Led if shoes/greaves/boots)
Robot - Equipped by Runner and Lobo (and Led if springs/hydraulics/shocks)
Primitive - Equipped by Badu
Note the fixed spellings.
(List is rated by increasing armor, then better Speed)
Name Type Armor Speed Cost
Vest Standard 10 0 150
LightSheath Standard 13 0 340
LightVest Standard 15 -1 350
MedVest Standard 26 -1 500
LeatherVest Standard 33 -2 800
FlackVest Standard 43 -2 1,000
HardSheath Standard 48 -3 900
ChainVest Standard 64 -3 1,300
HeavySheath Standard 65 -4 1,200
PowerVest Standard 96 -4 4,000
LightShell Standard 96 -1 3,600
BulkyShell Standard 115 -5 3,500
KahliShell Standard 120 -4 *20,000*
HeavyShell Standard 136 -5 15,000
SeraphimArmr Standard 110 -2 *8,000* Core +3
HeavyMail Standard 165 -6 15,000
LightPlate Standard 175 -4 47,000
KnightMail Standard 176 -7 45,000
HeavenPlate Standard 176 -7 n/a
BulkyMail Standard 186 -7 46,000
Coat Robot 10 0 240
Thin Coat Robot 13 0 425
PlasticCoat Robot 15 -1 450
MedCoat Robot 26 -1 600
MetalCoat Robot 33 -2 1,000
HardCoat Robot 48 -3 1,100
HvyCoat Robot 43 -2 1,350
HardRobo Robot 65 -4 1,450
RoboCover Robot 64 -3 1,500
RoboVest Robot 96 -4 5,000
ThinRobo Robot 96 -1 5,000
HeavyRobo Robot 115 -5 5,000
RoboMail Robot 136 -5 16,500
BulkyRobo Robot 150 -6 16,000
LightCover Robot 175 -4 48,000
MetalCover Robot 176 -7 50,000
IronMan Robot 176 -4 n/a
Heavy Cover Robot 187 -7 48,000
Skins Primitive 30 0 50
War Skins Primitive 43 -1 1,250
AncientSkins Primitive 43 0 1,300
AnimalSkins Primitive 64 -1 1,400
LeatherSkins Primitive 96 -2 4,500
RelicBone Primitive 84 0 5,000
Petrified Bone Primitive 125 -1 16,000
HeavySkins Primitive 136 -3 15,500
TiamatSkin Primitive 175 -5 n/a
MediumBone Primitive 176 -5 50,000
Shoes Standard 0 0 40
LeatherShoes Standard 3 +1 100
Greaves Standard 5 0 135
Speed Shoes Standard 6 1 150
Fast Shoes Standard 9 2 300
LightShoes Standard 9 3 500
HardGreaves Standard 12 0 350
ArmorShoes Standard 12 2 450
LightBoots Standard 15 5 800
Wing Shoes Standard 16 3 600
Wind Shoes Standard 24 4 900
BootGreaves Standard 37 1 800
LightGreaves Standard 31 7 1,300
Speed Boots Standard 34 5 1,100
ArmorGreaves Standard 38 3 1,000
Wing Boots Standard 44 6 1,500
Heavy Greaves Standard 51 4 1,300
Springs Robot 0 0 100
MedSprings Robot 3 +1 135
MetalSprings Robot 5 0 150
HardSprings Robot 6 1 240
ArmorSprings Robot 9 2 450
SpeedSprings Robot 9 3 600
PlateSprings Robot 12 0 500
QuickSprings Robot 12 2 500
HvySprings Robot 16 3 650
LghtHydrlics Robot 18 5 1,100
Hydraulics Robot 24 4 1,000
ArmrHydrlics Robot 28 1 950
LightShocks Robot 31 7 1,500
MedShocks Robot 34 5 1,250
HvyHydrlics Robot 39 3 1,350
QuickShocks Robot 44 7 1,650
Covered Shocks Robot 51 4 1,500
Claw Ties Primitive 9 +1 450
Claw Skins Primitive 12 2 500
LightTies Primitive 9 3 450
Claw Pads Primitive 16 3 700
ClawSandals Primitive 24 4 1,000
HardTies Primitive 29 1 900
LightSandals Primitive 17 5 900
Claw Wraps Primitive 34 5 1,200
LightTreads Primitive 35 7 1,500
HardWraps Primitive 39 3 1,300
Claw Straps Primitive 44 6 1,600
Hard Bindings Primitive 51 4 1,500
REARRANGED TO BE IN ORDER LISTED BY GAME, NAMES FIXED
Armor Rune, TouchStone, Luck Charm, SeaPrism, Disrupt, HolyWater, BreatherMask,
FirePrism, AirPrism, Air Guard, StickyFingers were added to the list.
PsycheCharm was also fixed.
Name Use/Description Specifics
Aegis Protects partially from Stun (n/a)
Power Aegis Protects fully from Stun (n/a)
Heartstone Protects partially from Poison (n/a)
Hewstone Protects fully from Poison (n/a)
MindShield Protects partially from Berzerk (n/a)
MindBarrier Protects fully from Berzerk (n/a)
Holy Shield Protects partially from Curse (n/a)
Holy Relic Protects fully from Curse (n/a)
Wallet Protects partially from Steal (n/a)
Lockpurse Protects fully from Steal (n/a)
Red Star Protects partially from Core Drain (n/a)
Blue Star Protects fully from Core Drain (n/a)
Knuckles Adds to Power Pwr +10
Gloves Adds to Power Pwr +8
Gauntlet Adds to Power Pwr +12
Silver Clove Protects from Undead damage (n/a)
Air Guard Protects from Air based damage (n/a)
Fire Guard Protects from Fire based attacks (n/a)
Aqua Guard Protects from Water based damage (n/a)
Earplugs Protects from sonic based damage (n/a) (need up to 3)
Spirit Guard Protects from all elemental attacks (n/a)
IronHeart Adds to HP HP +8
True Sight Adds to Perception Per +15, Stk +8,
Pwr +8, Core +1
BreatherMask Protects against Mold Forest Disease (n/a) (need up to 3)
Restore Ring Defends from all Status Change (n/a)
Metal Buckle Adds to Strength Str +15, Arm +8,
Pwr +8, HP +8
Iron Buckle Adds to Strength Str +28, Arm +15,
Pwr +15, HP +15
Titan Adds to Vitality Vit +14, Arm +8,
Spd +1, HP +8
Titan Ring Adds to Vitality Vit +25, Arm +12,
Spd +3, HP +12
Titan Charm Adds to Vitality Vit +55, Arm +24,
Spd +6, HP +24
Cats Paw Adds to Agility Agy +15, Stk +8,
Pwr +8, Spd +1
Snake Tail Adds to Agility Agy +25, Stk +13,
Pwr +13, Spd +3
Eagle Wing Adds to Agility Agy +55, Stk +28,
Pwr +28, Spd +6
PsycheKnot Adds to Psyche Psy +10, Core +2
PsycheRing Adds to Psyche Psy +15, Core +3
PsycheCharm Adds to Psyche Psy +55, Core +6
Long Sight Adds to Perception Per +25, Stk +12,
Sturdy Heart Adds to HP HP +15
Hero Heart Adds to HP HP +26
True Strike Adds to Strike Stk +8
Solid Strike Adds to Strike Stk +12
Even Strike Adds to Strike Stk +28
Armor Seal Adds to Armor Arm +8
Armor Rune Adds to Armor Arm +13
Armor Relic Adds to Armor Arm +18
GearMuscle Adds Power (to robots) Pwr +12
HydrMuscle Adds Power (to robots) Pwr +19
MyomrMuscle Adds Power (to robots) Pwr +24
Card Token Adds to Core Core +2
Power Token Adds to Core Core +5
Core Token Adds to Core Core +10
Quick Silver Adds to Speed Spd +1
Quick Light Adds to Speed Spd +2
Quick Gem Adds to Speed Spd +4
TouchStone Adds to Experience Earned (n/a) (Maya only)
StickyFingers Adds to Steal chance (n/a) (Araym & Runner only)
Luck Charm Adds to Gold Earned (n/a) (Maya only)
FirePrism Protects from Fire based attacks (n/a)
AirPrism Protects from Air based damage (n/a)
EarthPrism Protects from Earth based damage (n/a)
SeaPrism Protects from Water based damage (n/a)
HolyWater Protects from Undead damage (n/a)
Disrupt Protects from sonic based damage (n/a)
EnkiduBell Bonus to cast Core Spells (n/a)
Rock Guard Protects partially from Earth (n/a)
Lightning Guard Protects partially from Air (n/a)
Steel Buckle Adds to Strength Str +55, Arm +27,
Pwr +27, HP +27
Deep Sight Adds to Perception Per +45, Stk +22,
Character Skills/Skill Items|
Here are the character skills of each of the characters in the game. For
redundancy's sake, I didn't add the basic skills (Maya's Rifle, RifleVulcan,
etc.) These skills can only be gained via level gain, or by purchasing a
weapon component. Also, the Led Combo and Grubb Combo can only be gained via
a special sub-quest. Also, note that Runner and Araym's basic attacks can hit
enemies in a line.
Level 1: Can only be used if bar is at least 1/3 full
Level 2: Can only be used if bar is at least 2/3 full
Level 3: Can only be used if bar is completely full
Beam (3 Core) - Hits multiple targets in a line, light damage (1x)
Heat Seeker (8 Core) - Hits all targets for 3/4 power
Grenade (5 Core) - Hits closely grouped targets for medium damage
Shrapnel (5 Core) - Like Grenade, but hits more targets for less damage
Napalm (5 Core) - Hits closely grouped targets at the same range as Grenade;
Sphere (20 Core) - Hits all enemies on the screen for tremendous damage
Buzzsaw (10 Core) - 2X damage to one target
Taser (20 Core) - Stuns one target
Repair (5 Core) - Heals mechanical allies, or damages enemy robots for massive
damage (learned at level 2)
Led Combo (10 Core) - Heavy damage to one target; can only be used when Led is
in the party
Blades (3 Core) - Hits closely grouped targets for massive damage
Arc Blast (17 Core) - Hits all enemies on the screen, but weaker than Blades
Charge (8 Core) - Charges Runner for next attack (learned at level 12)
Heat Seeker (8 Core) - Hits all targets for 3/4 power
Napalm (5 Core) - Hits closely grouped targets at the same range as Grenade;
Fetch (0 Core) - Steals gold from target (learned at level 3)
Rapid (20 Core) - Runner goes berserk, speed up (learned at level 19)
Blast (15 Core) - Hits all enemies in a line for tremendous damage
Observe (10 Core) - Views enemy's HP and endurance bar (learned at level 7)
Charge (10 Core) - Charges Corgan up for next attack (learned at level 28)
Tremor (10 Core) - Hits one target with an earthquake attack (learned at level
Core Force (3 Core) - Hits all enemies in a line for medium damage (learned at
Protect (10 Core) - Damage dealt to allies is redirected to Corgan (learned at
Demon Force (20 Core) - Hits all enemies for tremendous damage (learned at
Repair (5 Core) - Repairs mechanical allies or damages mechaical enemies for
medium damage (learned at level 6)
Berserker (20 Core) - Led goes berserk; increased speed and damage (learned at
Wind Strike (3 Core) - Powerful lightning attack (learned at level 10)
Boomerang (3 Core) - Hits all enemies in a line for medium damage (learned at
Grubb Combo (10 Core) - Combines Led and Grubb to deal tremendous damage to one
target, plus light damage to other targets; can only be used when Grubb is in
Air Lash (20 Core) - Hits all enemies for tremendous damage (learned at level
Curse Strike (20 Core) - Damages and curses one target (learned at level 13)
Core Force (3 Core) - Hits all targets in a line for light damage (learned at
Kiss of Death (10 Core) - Deals heavy damage to one target (learned at level
Charge (12 Core) - Charges up for next attack (learned at level 45)
Ghost Force (12 Core) - Heavy-damaging attack (learned at level 36)
Sword Rain (28 Core) - Hits all enemies for tremendous damage (learned at level
Taser (20 Core) - Stuns one target
Blade Spin (10 Core) - Hits targets in a line for medium damage
Venom (10 Core) - Poisons one target
Steal (0 Core) - Steals gold from target (learned at level 14)
Mug (0 Core) - Steals gold from target, plus damages the same target (learned
at level 35)
Arm Whip (24 Core) - Hits all enemies for tremendous damage (learned at level
Core Knife (10 Core) - Hits one target for heavy damage (learned at level 10)
Sonic Strike (5 Core) - Hits all targets in a line (learned at level 30)
Poison Spit (10 Core) - Poisons and damages one target (learned at level 16)
Sonic Stun (20 Core) - Stuns all enemies (learned at level 26)
Vampyre (15 Core) - Drains health from target, and adds same amount to Badu's
HP (learned at level 20)
Sonic Wave (30 Core) - Hits all enemies for tremendous damage (learned at level
Beam (3 Core) - Hits all targets in a line for light damage
Torso Spin (16 Core) - Hits all targets for 3/4 power (learned at level 22)
Grenade (5 Core) - Hits closely grouped targets for medium damage
Torso Blast (23 Core) - Hits all targets for medium damage (learned at level
Napalm (5 Core) - Hits closely grouped targets at the same range as Grenade;
Torso Burst (27 Core) - Hits all enemies tremendous damage (learned at level
Name Cost Equipped by
Grenade 1,000 Maya, Lobo
Napalm 2,350 Maya, Runner, Lobo
Buzzsaw 2,150 Grubb
Shrapnel 2,500 Maya
Blades 2,500 Grubb, Araym
Venom 3,500 Araym
Heat Seeker 6,000 Maya, Runner
Blast 15,000 Runner
Taser 12,000 Grubb, Araym
Beam 10,000 Maya, Lobo
Arc Blast 15,000 Grubb
Sphere 15,000 Maya
Unanswered Questions (so far)|
Despite playing Septerra Core quite a bit, there are some things left
unanswered by either me or the contributors:
(All courtesy of Pete Karsanow (email@example.com))
Glitch seen in v1.02:
Go to the Helgak Graveyard on Shell 7 with Lobo's ship and the hook.
After pulling up the Large Helgak Shell, look at the area above
where it was. The shell/boat will reappear! (until you leave area)
In Galdon on Shell 2, why can you still search the Helgaks even
after taking the Root out of each one?
Why do you keep the Cell Keys from Connor's jail even after you
release both groups of prisoners? You can't get back into the
jail after defeating Connor and leaving the island.
Has anyone tried using the first batch of explosives (that you use
at the Dark Lake) on the wall in the Catacombs instead?
The Hermit's two treasure boxes don't go away, even after you
empty them and visit him again.
Why do you have to bring Lobo into the Northern Forest to cut the
cable? Runner is the one with the beam weapon! Lobo uses a rifle!
If you turn on enemy hit points, you'll see that the birds on the
World Map of Shell 3 have 100 HP! Some monsters are shown on the map
with no HP, and most bosses have "---". Some NPC bounty hunters on
Shell 4 have "strange" HP values, but you can't fight them.
So where does Duke go? Is he one of the bounty hunters you kill
behind the door in Outlaw Canyon on Shell 2?
Where do the pirates go from Shell 5?
The Game's Secrets and Other Stuff|
Here's some info on the extra parts of the game:
Here are the locations of the birds (after a LONG search!) Use the birdseed on
the birds, and they'll appear at the towerin World Shell Three:
World Shell Two, inside Outlaw Canyon, near where you found Tori.
World Shell Three, in the north part of the graveyard.
World Shell Four, at the Lost City of Marduk, at the Fire Temple. (This is the
World Shell Five, in the upper right section of Gregor Town.
World Shell Five, inside the Mesa Canyon.
World Shell Four, World Bazaar, in the Bounty Hunter District.
World Shell Six, in the northern part of Pranno Town.
World Shell Six, somewhere in the East Marsh.
World Shell Six, inside the Chosen Ruins, somewhere at the first right path
from the ruins' entrance.
World Shell Seven, along the path in the Dark Lake.
The 10 birds and the Shell 3 tower are related. Give birdseed to all 10 birds,
and the tower opens. Inside, you'll find an ungodly amount of treasure:
HeavenPlate (Armor for people, equal to KnightMail)
TiamatSkin (Armor for Badu, but MediumBone is better)
IronMan (Armor for Robots)
OrionBlades (Weapon for Badu)
Glamdink (Wrench for Led)
Gilgamesh (Sword for Corgan or Selina)
Bahamut (A Core Engine)
They are among the strongest pieces of equipment in the game.
When you're stronger (about after the time you get Lobo's ship) go to the Tree
on Shell 3. (It's in the southeast corner of the main continent, and it's a
Go inside. There's a tree with five stones that kinda reminds me of the Blair
Witch Project ;-). Click on each stone in succession to fight some monsters
(some of these fights are REALLY tough!). You'll get mega-treasure after each
of the battles, getting a total of 2 Soul Stones, a Quick Gem (raises Speed by
4), an EarthPrism (protects against Earth-elemental damage), and a Spirit Guard
(protects against any elemental damage).
To get Corgan and Selina to stop smackin' each other in fights, go to Outlaw
Canyon. Check the map--there's a door near the bottom of the canyon. Selina
can unlock it. Fight some thugs, and you'll get the seal of Armstrong. Go to
Armstrong (where you got the supply cache) and head to the graveyard in back.
You'll have to fight some boss. Just wipe it out with "all" attacks, as it
summons zombies. Finally, use the seal on the altar, and Corgan and Selina
will kiss and make up. Not literally. 8-) Note: You can kill this kind of
undead boss easily by using healing items on it. But in this case, wait until
at least the first batch of zombies is called in. Otherwise, you get 23
experience and 18 gold for just the boss. The more zombies you dispatch, the
more you get; but the boss has very nasty attacks if it isn't raising zombies.
To get Led to trust Lobo, go to the crashed Jinam ship. In the back (where you
got Led's parts for the 3-man fighter plane), there will be a row of tubes that
are big enough to hold people. Have Lobo scan them and he'll download a
digital cure. Then go to Gregor (the town that you first wake up in when you
crash-land on Shell 5). Talk to Malcolm (the guy who gave you Corgan's sword),
and have Lobo cure everybody. Everybody will be happy, especially Led and
Lobo. BTW, you can't do this quest until after Aspertine dies.
To get Led and Grubb to get together (Led's got a lot of issues, eh?), put both
in your party, and go to the Ankaran Capitol, where the pirates have taken
over. Examine the (unguarded) locked door with either of them, and they'll
work together to open it. Once inside, Maya runs off to do whatever, and Led
gets attacked. Grubb has a choice of whether or not to help her out or go
after pirates that have a really good (for that point in the game) core engine
(the Force Blitzer). Help Led out and you get the Combo skills.
In the southwest of World Shell 5 is a small floating island with a ???. Go
inside and grab a Mind Barrier, which protects fully from Beserk status. Goal!
In Shell 6, there's a small area south of the mountain range that you can only
get to with the ship. Fly in and you'll get the Touch Stone, which gives the
party more experience per battle. Only Maya can equip it.
On Shell 2, west of Grubb's, there is an island with a ???. The area is on
the same map screen as Shell 3's South Farm, and appears to have only a
half-visible small boy who runs around and makes Maya go "...?". Go read the
ghost story book in the Library - not sure if you have to do this. Make Maya
walk around the inner edge of the fence, then up from the fence to the well.
If you do it right, she'll stop the ghost and get a HolyWater item.
On Shell 1, west of Chosen Capitol, there is a hidden area next to the small
lake. Fly in and you'll get the Luck Charm, which gives the party more gold
per battle. Only Maya can equip it.
The Disrupt item is found in a hidden area after the two Warbots in the Junk
Pile area on World Shell Two. Use the Tab key (map) to locate the yellow
exit area behind the building, and search the spaceship. Use Tab again to find
the way out. Disrupt is better than Earplugs when protecting against the first
Magi's sonic counterattack, but only about 30% less damage. You're better off
just not hitting the Magi directly.
The EnkiduBell item is found in a hidden area on Shell 4, west of the World
Bazaar. The box is initially inaccessible until you find a concealed switch
on a wall; wave the cursor all over to find it. It should be a yellow light
that's different from the others. You may have to do this more than once.
The HolyWater item is found in a ??? area on Shell 2, west of Grubb's. You
can read about the ghost in the Library. After Maya says "...", walk around
near the fence until you get past the well, then walk around the west side
of the well. If you do it right, Maya will stop the ghost, and you'll get a
The Restore Ring item is found in a hidden area on Shell 4, in the jungle
north of the World Bazaar. Two nasty bugs and a grey cat guard it. But a
few applications of Summon Marduk should take them down.
The AquaGuard item is received after defeating two crabs at the ??? on
Shell 3 near the Helgak Port. You have to wait until Maya and Doskias see
Kyra at the Core before these crabs will appear. You will also receive the
KahliShell armor ("Standard"/120/-4/10,000 if sold).
You find a CoreSeed (Core Engine) in Scumm Town once the stores are
deserted (after you finish the Chosen Palace but not yet go in through the
Sewers). Ditto for the SeraphimArmr (armor) and Air Guard. You can also find
BootGreaves, a Titan, and a WitchPower.
You find a Slash Knives, a Soul Stone, and a StickyFingers item if you
go to the Slums after they're raised to Shell 1. It will be a small ???
The 2 DaemonSword weapons (note spelling) are for Corgan and Selina. Why
they are 2 separate weapons is unknown, as they are interchangeable although
they display differently for the two characters.
(Found by Regent Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org)):
After you kill the zombie and fill the vial in Shell 2, there is a hidden
trunk in a small passage directly north of the location of the zombie blood.
You have to travel nothwest to get to the passage entrance, but once in there,
there is some kind of Silver Clove that protects you from the undead; very
handy for where the party will be travelling after the Draxx encounter.
Go to any ONE store with a character that steals (Runner or Araym). Steal from
that store until they catch you and raise their prices. This will also increase
the selling price AS WELL AS the buying price. So, that means that whatever you
sell to that store will give you even more money than another store. Add that to
the amount you stole from that store, and that's a pretty fat paycheck.
Note: DO NOT steal (and get caught) from more than one store. If you do, EVERY
store will raise their prices, and the only way to lower 'em is to buy from them
Press [F12], type "imarealweenie", and press [F12] again to enable cheat mode.
Then, press [F12], enter one of the following codes, then press [F12] again to
activate any of the corresponding cheat functions, shown below:
View enemy hit points enemies
View line of sight sight
View debug information spy
Disable enemy AI makethemstopmommie
Disable spoken text hidetext
View frame rate fps
View .BMP format map mapmaker
(More to come, if I can find 'em...)
Did You Know?|
Septerra Core is an anagram of "Pro-Secret Era"! Possibly, the secret of the
Creator...? 'Course, that's probably coincidence.
Maya (the heroine) was named after the software development kit Maya(TM) for
Windows NT. This software produces computer-generated high-polygon graphics
and fluid animation. Maya FX(TM) and Maya Artisan(TM) are also two other
computer-generating graphics programs.
Alisa (Aspertine's daughter) was named after Alisa Kober, Valkyrie Studios'
vice-president of art and animation.
When Grubb talks to the WarBots in Oasis in Shell Two (later in the game,
after obtaining the ship from Lobo), he tries to override the Warbots' warlike
program by saying, "Master override sequence THX one-one-three-eight." Don't
tell me the writer wasn't thinking of the movie "THX-1138" by the "Star Wars"
creator George Lucas.
One of the two Holy Guards hiding in the Northern Forest is Yrrkoon; that's
the name of a character in the Elric of Melnibone stories.
If you bring Lobo to the South Farm bar after Wind City is freed, the
bartender calls him a "bot" and initially wants him to wait outside. It's
almost a copy of the lines in "Star Wars" in the Cantina.
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way licensed by Valkyrie Studios, TopWare CD-Service AG, or Monolith. You are
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that, go nuts! 8-)
Some information on weapons, items and succinst descriptions of the locations
of the Fate Cards were derived from the "Official Septerra Core Official
Strategies and Secrets" hint book by Paul Schuytema. This book is a better
source than this FAQ, so use that if you still have further trouble and I'm
unable to help. It costs money, but hey, it's official...
Thanks to Shot2Hell (email@example.com) for the info on the sub-quests,
including the secrets of the ten birds and the Shell Three "???" tree.
Thanks to Regent Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the info on the silver clove
in the Mourn Graveyard in Shell 3.
And thanks to Mark Terrano (MTerrano@EnsembleStudios.com) for finding the bug
that allows you to steal and increase the money you make selling stuff to that
And another thanks to Pete Karsanow (email@example.com) for many, many other
tidbits, from the revision of the weapon and armor lists to several tips on
finding certain other items.
SEPTERRA CORE: LEGACY OF THE CREATOR Copyright 1999 Valkyrie Studios, Inc.,
all rights reserved. Septerra Core is a trademark of TopWare CD-Service AG.
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