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            Version: 1.0.5 | Last Update: Jan 14, 2009
          Copyright (C) 2000-2009 James (Xian Zhu Xuande)
                Contact: http://kongming.net/email/
 
 
 Presenting what will become a complete FAQ for Capcom's classic Nintendo
 Entertainment System (NES) game Destiny of an Emperor. The guide includes
 a full walkthrough, tables listing all relevant game data (e.g. items,
 tactics, officers), game secrets, and frequently asked questions.
    I began taking notes on Destiny of an Emperor back in 1994, and later,
 when starting a Web site for Destiny of an Emperor (which would later
 become Kongming's Archives/kongming.net) I expanded on them. Now, years
 later, all those notes are being compiled into the guide you see before you
 (so it at least serves one good purpose other than taking up space on my
 hard drive). Keep that in mind if the writing style seems to shift a
 little from paragraph to paragraph in sections. 

 In addition to this guide you may also reference our ad-free (ads blow)
 companion site at http://kongming.net/doae/ which includes images,
 portraits, maps, links, and more. Some pages featured at that site may
 be of particular interest to you are listed below.
  
  http://kongming.net/doae/
    Home page for Destiny of an Emperor, ROMs, and more.
  http://kongming.net/doae/2.0/
    Destiny of an Emperor 2.0! Experience the new Destiny of an Emperor!
  http://kongming.net/doae/doc/man.html
    Capcom game manual as originally included with the cartridge.
  http://kongming.net/doae/officer/
    A complete officers guide, with portraits.
  http://kongming.net/doae/battles/
    A complete battles guide, illustrated.
  http://kongming.net/doae/portraits/
    Destiny of an Emperor portraits.
  http://kongming.net/doae/items/
    Destiny of an Emperor items.
  http://kongming.net/doae/equipment/
    Destiny of an Emperor weapons, armor, and helms.
  http://kongming.net/doae/tactics/
    Destiny of an Emperor tactics.
  http://kongming.net/doae/ending/
    Game ending in the form of screen shots.
  http://kongming.net/novel/styles/
    Detailed explanation of officer names and styles.
  http://kongming.net/novel/bios/
    Romance of the Three Kingdoms and historical biographies.
  http://kongming.net/links/
    Helpful novel, game, and history links for the interested.
 
  Enough blather, right? Onward to the guide we go!
 
 
 
 TABLE OF CONTENTS
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 Part 3) Guide Essentials
  I    - Version History
  II   - Game Secrets and Tricks 
  III  - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 

 Part 2) Full Game Walkthrough
  IV   - Walkthrough and Introduction
    A)  - Chapter 1: Zhang Jao
    B)  - Chapter 2: Dong Zhuo
    C)  - Chapter 3: Yuan Shu
    D)  - Chapter 4: Yuan Shao
    E)  - Chapter 5: Jing Zhou
    F)  - Chapter 6: Shu and Liu Zheng
    G)  - Chapter 7: Wu and Sun Quan
    H)  - Chapter 8: Wei and Cao Pi
    I)  - Chapter 9: Wei and Sima Yi

 Part 3) Appendices
  V    - Strategist Tactics
  VI   - Consumable Items
  VII  - Key Items
  VIII - Weapons, Armor, and Helmets
  IX   - Understanding Damage
  X    - Searchable Treasures
  XI   - Warlord/Officer Listing
  XII  - Level Ups
  XIII - Spoils of War
  XIV  - Disclaimer/Copyright
 
 
 
 Section I - VERSION HISTORY
 ----------------------------------------
 0.9: Notes collected over nine years of casual gameplay take the first
   form I actually dare to call a FAQ/Walkthrough. Submitted go GameFAQs.
 1.0b: In progress update at Kongming's Archives only.
  - Added building and shop information for Ji Zhou.
  - Added notes on the Trident in Nan Yang.
  - Elaborated level-up notes into a complete level-up section.
  - Elaborated weapon/armor notes into a growing informative section.
  - Added clarification to events which take place toward the end of
    the Jingzhou region (e.g. hiring Zhuge Liang and Pang Tong).
  - Elaborated tactic notes into a growing tactics section.
  - Created first content in the "Same Secrets and Tricks" section.
  - Created first content in the "Frequently Asked Questions" section.
  - Added article on the "Super Rebels". 
  - Elaborated information relative to breaking Liu Zheng out of jail.
  - Started Game Secrets and Tricks section.
  - Started Game Frequently Asked Questions section.
  - Completely revised officers section, and added new information.
    Also improved accuracy/detail of notes, added missing officers.
    Added new notes on whether or not they join, and special cases.
  - Elaborated on instructions for Wu's initial invasion of Shu.
 1.0b2: Completed officers guide, and added missing Wei officers.
 1.0: After a grand multi-year journey this guide reaches 1.0.
  - Various guide clarifications and corrections.
  - http://kongming.net/doae/ companion site is also basically complete.
  - Added one possible method of overcoming the vanishing items glitch.
  - Added two missing searchable items to the walkthrough.
  - Elaborated instructions on the MTP system and corrected an error
    associated with Fu Bing -- it can be learned with Liu Bei.
  - Expanded 'Consumable Items' data to appendix in end-guide notes.
  - Added 'Key Items' appendix in end-guide notes.
  - Elaborated equipment table and added extra details and thoughts.
  - Added quick guide to 'Understanding Damage' in end-guide notes.
  - Added 'Searchable Treasures' appendix in end-guide notes.
  - Expanded victory rewards to 'Spoils of Victory' appendix in
    end-guide notes. Still missing data, but worth presenting.
 1.0.1: Missed Ax in Fan Shui Guan. Thanks, Jimayo!
 1.0.2: Corrected an old reference to incorect MTP progression.
  - Various clarifications and wording improvements.
  - Zhou Chao doesn't always appear. Wang Gui, too, at times.
    Also added a FAQ entry for both officers.
  - Added a description of the Yuan Shao/Jingzhou storyline branch
    and suggestions on how to best proceed. Good request, Jimayo!
  - FAQ: Losing soldiers when walking after starting the game.
  - FAQ: Location of bridge into Wu territory.
  - FAQ: Countering Sima Yi's 'Thunder'.
  - Corrected notes on the Bow's second attack.
  - Clarification to recruiting Zhuge Liang.
  - FAQ: Zhuge Liang doesn't join after I wake him up!
  - Xu Zhe must be in your party to receive the letter.
  - Intelligence requirements for most tactics have been documented.
  - Added notes on Xun You, who happens to exist in the ROM.
  - Chin has no palace, historian, or headquarters. (Thanks Lady Wu).
  - Lu Bu can be recruited at Chang'an with the Gemsword. He cannot
    be recruited in Nan Yang or Ji Zhou, though. (Thanks LordYuanShu).
  - If Lu Bu is not recruited with Cai Yang you will face him again
    at Chang An and later at Nan Yang.
 1.0.3: Added agility values for officer, documented for the first
    time. Agility is a hidden stat for determining turn order.
 1.0.4: Intelligence requirements for tactics complete thanks in large
    part to Niahak and Arakasi.
  - Hong Shui adjusted from incorrect TP cost of 11 to 12.
  - Dian Wei can be recruited after Ru Nan. (thanks, Chzn8r!)
 1.0.5: Added hidden Bow location in Jizhou. Thanks, MeteorStrike!
  - Added solution to vanishing Iron Ore or Saltpeter.
  - Attacking Nan Yang from the west negates the castle bonus to
    defense provided Yuan Shu and his army. Thanks, MeteorStrike!
 
 
 Section II - GAME SECRETS AND TRICKS
 ----------------------------------------
 A listing of various game secrets and tricks.
 
  Easier Caves: fight weak enemies in normally dangerous caves!
    See: http://kongming.net/doae/secrets/easier_caves/
  Level 51: obtain the secret final level up of the game, 51!
    See: http://kongming.net/doae/secrets/level_51/
  Mastering MTP: a guide to understanding and maximizing your MTP.
    See: http://kongming.net/doae/secrets/mtp/
  Super Rebels: fight "Super Rebels" or Brigands! (JP/CH Only)
    See: http://kongming.net/doae/secrets/super_rebels/
 
 
 
 Section III - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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 Answers to frequently asked Destiny of an Emperor questions.
 
  Q: I just started the game, and it takes me forever to win battles!
  A: Though you start the game with equipment, it isn't automatically
     equipped to your characters. Select a general's items through
     the menu, select a weapon (Flail or Dagger) or armor (Robe),
     and choose the equip option. You should be fine now.
  
  Q: I just started the game, and when I walk I lose soldiers!
  Q: Do you really start the game with no money to spend on equipment?
  A: In the first village you will find a merchant walking around
     near a horse. Speak with him, and he will give you some money
     and enough rations begin your journey.
 
  Q: Help! Zhang Jao beats the living tar out of me at Qing Zhou!
  A: Start searching for a random battle containing the general Han
     Zhong, and defeat him. After you win, at this point in the game,
     you should be offered a chance to try and hire him. Do so, even
     if it takes you a few tries. After he joins, enter the cave
     behind Qing Zhou, and place Han Zhong in the lead of your party
     (select Formation from the main menu). Talk to the Brigand
     by the water, and he will create a bridge for you. Cross the
     bridge, explore to find the Ax, then locate and battle Zhang
     Jao. He will now only have Zhang Bao and Zhang Liang with him.
     
  Q: When trying to hire officers, they complain that I have no steed!
  A: In Xu Zhou (the first castle), go to the Merchant. In his inventory,
     you will see an item called 'Steed' for 200 Gold. If you purchase
     it, and have one in your inventory when an officer asks to join,
     you will be able to offer it to them in exchange for their
     services. You can buy Steeds in other cities as well.
  
  Q: Where to get Chi Tu Ma? Does Chi Tu Ma actually do something?
  A: Find Chi To Ma here: http://kongming.net/doae/i/ss/chituma.html
     Early in the game, Chi Tu Ma isn't very useful, but later on,
     especially if given to an officer with decent agility (Pang Tong,
     Guan Xing, and Jiang Wei all being good choices), it will help
     them to go first nearly 90% of the time. This can be a life-
     saver, especially in tough battles like Zhou Yu, Chen Pu,
     and the various encounters with Cao Pi or Sima Yi.
       It has also been reported by a few people that sometimes
     Chi Tu Ma can be recovered a second time later in the game.
     It is worth visiting again later to see if this bug happens
     to grace your own game. Lord Yuan Shu took a screenshot:
     http://kongming.net/doae/i/ss/chituma2.png
  
  Q: Help: Where is Wang Gui? Help: Where is Zhou Chao?
  A: Zhou Chao, normally a recruitable officer in Chang An, is missing
     more frequently than he is found. Yang Jin, who would normally
     be found in Luo Yang (where you fought Lu Bu and Dong Zhuo),
     also vanishes from time to time. There's not much purpose in
     worrying about either of them unless you are playing a challenge.

  Q: Where is the Trident (a unique powerful mid-game weapon)?
  A: You find it in Nan Yang (the city formerly occuped by Yuan Shu).
     Check the guide itself for more information.
     
  Q: Help! I am finding open treasure chests, or a listed item is missing!
  A: A glitch exists in Destiny of an Emperor which can sometimes cause
     certain items or treasure chests to be empty (or, in some cases,
     can even repopulate them). This can lead to missing out on Swords
     in Jingzhou, several of the Magical Swords, and even the Halberd.
     If you encounter this glitch, drop what you are doing, go outside,
     and fight at least 45 random battles. Check to see if the missing
     item(s) have reappeared. If not, fight a small batch of additional
     items (this can reverse the glitch). If it still does not reappear,
     you are better off starting your game over from the beginning.
     The cause of this glitch is presently unknown.
       Glitch: http://kongming.net/doae/glitches/open-treasure-chests/
       If the glitch has caused an important item like the Iron Ore
     or Saltpeter to vanish please check our Game Genie page for codes
     to purchase either item from the shop in Xu Zhou.
       Game Genie Codes: http://kongming.net/doae/game-genie/
     
  Q: Zhuge Liang wakes up and gets mad at me! What do I do?
  A: Leave the house, come back, and when the game prompts you to wake
     him do nothing. After several moments he will wake on his own, hold
     a civil conversation with you, and offer to join your party.

  Q: Help! I just got to Shu (after Jingzhou), and officers hit too hard!
  A: If you arrive in Shu at a relatively low level, your strategist, be
     it Pang Tong or Zhuge Liang, will know a tactic called Ji Rou.
     Cast this tactic at the beginning of a battle (use Chi Tu Ma
     to make this faster) and damage taken from physical attacks for
     the full duration of a battle will be reduced by 50%.

  Q: How do you break Liu Zheng out of his cell?
  A: Stand in front of the cell door and tap up on the direction pad
     about once ever half second. Do not press firmly or hold it down.
     After about five or six taps, done correctly, the cell will open up.

  Q: I've defeated Liu Zheng and found out about the magical swords, and
     I'm supposed to attack Sun Quan, but I don't know where to go?
  A: South of Gui Yang (south from Chang Sha) you will now find a
     bridge into Wu territory. Use the inn and save your game before
     you continue. The generals here are much more powerful than the
     officers you've been facing in Liu Zheng's territory.

  Q: Where is the Halberd (the best weapon in the game)?
  A: You find it early in the second cave of Wei, toward the end of
     the game. See the guide itself for more information.
     
  Q: Help! I cannot 'defeat' Sima Yi's Thunder!
  A: When you first face Sima Yi at Ru Nan you will not be able to
     counter his 'Thunder' tactic. You will wake up in Liu Bei's city.
     Liu Bei will tell you to speak with Guan Suo, who is waiting with
     Guan Yu in Chang Sha. Go to Chang Sha (north from Gui Yang in
     Jingzhou) and you will meet Guan Suo next to Guan Yu. You _must_
     speak with Guan Suo or you will not be able to counter Sima Yi.
       Guan Suo gives you the tactic, Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right,
     Up, Down. Face Sima Yi again and, after he says you cannot defeat
     his 'Thunder' tactic you will find that you are not transported
     back to Jian Ye when you first hit the confirmation button. The
     button-press will also be accompanied by an odd chime. You have
     a few moments, here, to ender the 'spell' Guan Suo gave you on
     the direction pad. If you do it properly, Sima Yi will shrug it
     off, comment that brute force will suffice, and attack you. If
     you fail you will again be blasted back to Jian Ye.
  
 
 
 Section IV - FULL GAME WALKTHROUGH
 ----------------------------------------
 Below you will find a full walkthrough which takes you from the beginning of
 Destiny of an Emperor straight through to the final battle. It is divided
 into chapters, one for each major part of the game (nine in total), and each
 chapter is divided into destinations. Each destination lists numerically
 the steps you can take to complete them in full. Important locations in
 cities and fortresses are listed under the name at the top of the dest-
 ination, and battles are listed in the included to-do lists. Each battle
 is rated according to the following system:
 
   - Very Easy: minimal damage even on all-out.
   - Easy: easily won with all-out, though strategy helps.
   - Moderate: with use of strategy damage should be moderate.
   - Hard: if not careful you may lose officers.
   - Very Hard: without strategy you will lose.
 
 Experienced players will not be challenged even by Very Hard battles unless
 they do something unusual like attacking the final boss with Zhou Yu as
 their strategist or go through the game fighting only mandatory battles.
 If you find any content which is missing from the guide, text which you
 think should be clarified, or misleading/poorly worded content, pleas
 request fixes or additions. http://kongming.net/email/


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 - CHAPTER I:  ZHANG JAO, YELLOW TURBAN REBELLION -
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 Luo Song Village
  1) Speak to the residents.
  2) Talk to Shui Zhou Ping for gold and provisions, he is near the house
     you exited standing next to a horse. Don't leave until you get the
     food otherwise you will lose soldiers.
  3) Hire Song Ren and Song Yong if you like, though they will quickly be
     replaced with other officers. I advise simply ignoring them.
  4) Equip your officers then set out.
 
 Xu Zhou Castle (Invite, Gullwing)
  Palace, Headquarters, Historian
  Inn (1 Gold Each), Provisions
  Blacksmith (Dagger, Flail, Bandana, Robe, Leather)
  Merchant (Elixir A, Resurrect, Steed, Gullwing)
  1) Speak with Tao Qian in the palace.
  2) Hire Mi Zhe in a house to the west of the city.
  3) Purchase a Resurrect for Liu Bei and some Elixir As.
  4) Travel up the north road to Qing Zhou castle.
 
 Qing Zhou Castle
  Inn (1 Gold Each)
  Merchant (Elixir A, Resurrect, Steed, Gullwing)
  1) Battle Zhang Ling at the castle. (Easy)
     - Zhang Ling
     - Rebel Force x2
     Make all physical attacks against Zhang. Drop Rebels below 100 if
     you can do so in one attack. 21 Exp, 56 Gold, 175 Rations.
  2) Before talking to anyone, rest.
  3) Speak with the people, talking to the man at the entrance last.
  4) Hire Chen Deng in a house to the east of the city. Give him the
     dagger and have Mi Zhe [Zhu] serve as strategist.
  5) Talk to and battle Ma Yuan Yi. (Easy)
     - Ma Yuan Yi [Yuanyi]
     - Rebel Force x4
     Make all physical attacks against Ma. Drop Rebels below 100 if
     you can do so in one attack. 30 Exp, 76 Gold, 300 Rations.
  6) Return to Xu Zhou, save, then head west to a Zhang Bao's Fortress.
 
 Zhang Bao's Fortress
  1) Battle Zhang Bao and Cheng Yuan Zhi at the fortress. (Easy)
     - Zhang Bao
     - Cheng Yuan Zhi [Yuanzhi]
     - Rebel Force
     Make all physical attacks against Zhang. Have Guan Yu or Mi Zhe cast
     Lian Huo against Cheng. Drop Rebel below 100 if you have a way to do
     so in one attack. 27 Exp, 84 Gold, 300 Rations.
  2) Check in the central tent in the northeast pot to find an Ax.
     This is a powerful weapon for this point of the game. Give it to
     Zhang Fei. Keep his soldiers above 100 for extra damage in battle.
  3) Return to Xu Zhou, save, then head southwest to Tie Man Xia.
 
 Tie Man Xia Fortress
  1) Battle Zhang Jao, Zheng Mao, and Han Zhong at the fortress. (Moderate)
     - Zhang Jao
     - Zheng Mao
     - Han Zhong
     - Rebel Force x2
     Make all physical attacks against Jao. Cast Wuo Jian with Chen Deng.
     Have Guan Yu and Mi Zhe [Zhu] cast Lian Huo against Mao, then when
     he is under 100, cast on Han. Drop Rebels below 100 if you have a
     way to do so in one attack. 39 Exp, 124 Gold, 400 Rations.
  2) Open a chest in the western tent to find an Ax. Give it to Liu Bei
     if you are using Guan Yu for your fire tactics.
  3) Return to Xu Zhou, save, then fight outside until you find Han Zhong.
     Beat him and you will be able to recruit him. Hiring Han is the only
     way to enter Qing Zhou from the rear (advised), but you can skip him
     and make a direct attack. If you do, buy some Resurrects.
  4) Return to Xu Zhou, save, then head north to Qing Zhou again. Enter
     through the back if you have Han, attack gate if you do not.
 
 Qing Zhou (2nd Visit)
  Inn (1 Gold Each)
  Merchant (Elixir A, Resurrect, Steed, Gullwing)
  1a) Defeat Zhang Jao, Zhang Bao, Zhang Ling, Zheng Mao, and
     Cheng Yuan Zhi at the castle. (Very Hard)
     - Zhang Jao
     - Zhang Bao
     - Zhang Ling
     - Zheng Mao
     - Cheng Yuan Zhi
     Make all physical attacks against Zhang Jao. Cast Wuo Jian with
     Chen Deng. Have Guan Yu and Mi Zhe cast Lian Huo against Zhang Ling,
     then when he is under 100, cast on Zheng, then Cheng.
  1b 1) If you do have Zhong, or are willing to go out and find then
     recruit him, enter the cave behind the castle once he is in your
     party and use the Formation command to put him ahead of Liu Bei.
     Speak to the guard who will put up a bridge for you to use.
  1b 2) Follow the path below you until you reach the next branch, then
     head north. Retrieve an Ax (which can go to Guan Yu), return to
     the branch, then head west. You will reach a fork in the road at
     which you should follow the southern path. This will lead you to
     another battle with Zhang Jao.
  1b 3) Defeat Zhang Jao, Zhang Bao, and Zhang Ling. (Moderate)
     - Zhang Jao
     - Zhang Bao
     - Zhang Ling
     Make all physical attacks against Zhang Jao. Cast Wuo Jian with
     Chen Deng. Have Guan Yu and Mi Zhe [Zhu] cast Lian Huo against
     Zhang Ling, then when he is under 100, cast on Zhang Bao. Zhang Jao,
     Zhang Bao, and Zhang Ling die. 48 Exp, 116 Gold, 375 Rations.
  2) If badly wounded rest and recover in Qing Zhou (otherwise rest in
     Xu Zhou), but either way set out for Xu Zhou.
 
 Xu Zhou Castle (2nd Visit) (Invite, Gullwing)
  Palace, Headquarters, Historian
  Inn (1 Gold Each), Provisions
  Blacksmith (Dagger, Flail, Bandana, Robe, Leather)
  Merchant (Elixir A, Resurrect, Steed, Gullwing)
  1) Speak with Tao Qian. He will plead for Liu Bei to take his place as
     governor of Xu Zhou. You are presented with the option to refuse,
     but even if you attempt to he will just keep asking. Liu Bei leaves
     your party after you accept. A messenger arrives moments later
     informing you of the tyranny Dong Zhuo is responsible for in the
     capital and urging you to assist them in removing the traitor.
     * Note: Don't worry about Liu Bei's gear. You will get it back when
     you hire Liu Feng, his son, on the way out (see below).
  2) On way out hire and equip Bei's son, Liu Feng.
  3) Save, then head southwest past Tie Man Xia to Fan Shui Guan fortress. 
 
 
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 - CHAPTER II:  DONG ZHUO, A TYRANT IN THE CAPITAL -
 ---------------------------------------------------
 
 Fan Shui Guan Fortress
  Inn (1 Gold Each), Provisions
  1) Meet Sun Ce outside the fortress. He tells you he attacked 
     Fan Shui Guan but that another general, Yuan Shu, didn't send
     him his needed supplies resulting in his defeat.
  2) Battle Hua Xiong and Li Su at the fortress. (Moderate)
     - Hua Xiong
     - Li Su
     - Rebel Force x3
     Make all physical attacks against Hua Xiong. Have Guan Yu and
     Mi Zhe [Zhu] or Chen Deng cast Lian Huo against Li Su, then when he
     is under 100 focus all attacks on Hua Xiong. Drop Rebels below 100
     if you can do so in one attack. Hua Xiong, a good officer, becomes
     recruitable after this battle. 51 Exp, 120 Gold, 325 Rations.
  3) There is an inn in the central tent. Rest to restore soldiers.
  4) In the northeastern tent you will find a chest. It contains an Ax.
  5) You can hire the former pirate, Yang Jin, who is walking around in the
     northern area of the fortress if you wish. He is not good enough to
     trouble you if you aren't interested in a trip back home though.
  6) One of the residents will talk about an amazing horse named
     Chi Tu Ma (Red Hare). It is possible to find Chi Tu Ma early:
     Link: http://kongming.net/doae/i/ss/chituma.html
  7) People will say that Cao Cao is attacking Hu Lao Guan, but is being
     opposed by a powerful general named Lu Bu. Hu Lao Guan is not very
     far to the east of the fortress.
  8) If you like, head back to Xu Zhou to save your game, then travel
     on along the road to Hu Lao Guan.
 
 Northern Cave (Optional)
  1) On the trip to Hu Lao Guan, you will see a cave to the north.
     You may choose to investigate it if you like.
  2) Upon entry, head east. The path will lead you around the east side
     of the cave, then, at the north part of the cave, you will find
     some stairs (down). Go down the stairs to retrieve some gold
     (usually between 1000 an 1200 coins). Go back up the stairs and
     backtrack to the cave entrance.
  3) From the start of the cave, go north, then at the fork in the road
     go east. Follow the east path, which will fork again, at which
     point you should go south. This passage will turn and go north,
     leading you to some stairs (down). Follow the passage south, which,
     after a few turns, will head west. Go south at the first opportunity,
     and will soon see some stairs (down). Just ahead you will see a
     passage that leads to the west. Follow that passage, which will
     turn north, to a staircase (down). In the nest room you will
     find a chest. This chest contains the Gold Key, and valuable item
     indeed. You may now backtrack your steps to exit the cave.
  4) Hire Guan Ping on your way out, an excellent warrior, who arrived
     at the cave entrance while you were searching for the Gold Key.
  5) Return to Fan Shui Guan fortress to rest, and return to Xu Zhou
     if you need to save. Now continue on the road to Hu Lao Guan.
 
 Hu Lao Guan Fortress
  1) Battle Lu Bu and Li Ru at fortress (Hard)
     - Lu Bu
     - Li Ru
     - Rebel Force x2
     Make all physical attacks against Lu Bu with Guan Yu and Liu Feng
     casting Lian Huo against Lu Bu as well. Use another weak character
     (Han Zhong) to cast Wuo Jian. When Lu Bu is defeated, focus physical
     attacks against Li Ru. 102 Exp, 344 Gold, 625 Rations.
  2) Search the eastern tent, in the leftmost pot of the northeast corner
     to find another Ax. This pretty much completes your collection.
  3) Hire Huo Hu, the strategist, who is walking around the southeastern
     area of the fortress. He is quite talented and will serve well.
  4) One of the residents suggests using and item called the Gemsword
     to entice Lu Bu into betrayal. A man names Wang Yun suggests
     searching his home to find it.
  5) In the central tent Cao Cao thanks you. He says he is going to 
     attack Luo Yang, the capital, in an attempt to defeat Dong Zhuo.
  6) Return to Xu Zhou or Fan Shui Guan to rest and save if you like.
     For best power cut your party down to 5 members after making
     Huo Hu your strategist. He is not too weak, has good soldiers,
     and will cast your spells with very surprising skill.
  7) Head further west to the capital, Luo Yang, to support Cao Cao.
     At this point I return to Xu Zhou to clear out old items and remove
     Chen Deng and Mi Zhe [Zhu] who I am not using.
 
 Luo Yang Castle
  Inn (1 Gold Each), Provisions
  1) Battle Li Jue at the first gate (Very Easy)
     - Li Jue
     - Rebel Force x3
     Make all physical attacks against Li Jue with Huo Hu or Guan Yu
     casting Lian Huo until he falls below 100 soldiers. The go all-out
     to finish the battle. 63 Exp, 168 Gold, 675 Rations.
  2) Battle Xu Rong at the second gate (Easy)
     - Xu Rong
     - Guo Ji
     - Rebel Force x2
     Make all physical attacks against Xu Rong with Huo Hu or Guan Yu
     casting Lian Huo until he falls below 100 soldiers. Cast
     Wuo Jian with a weaker character (Liu Feng) at the beginning.
     Go all-out to finish the battle. 84 Exp, 212 Gold, 900 Rations.
  3) Return to Fan Shui Guan to rest, then come back and attack the castle.
  4) Battle Dong Zhuo at the castle (Hard)
     - Dong Zhuo
     - Lu Bu
     - Rebel Force x2
     Make all physical attacks against Dong Zhuo while you attack Lu Bu
     with Lian Huo using your two smartest characters (Guan Yu, Huo Hu).
     Continue this pattern, healing as needed, until they are defeated).
     102 Exp, 320 Gold, 825 Rations.
  5) Wang Gui, who can be found in the southeastern area of the burnt
     city, can be hired. I suggest passing up on the chance though, he
     isn't really worth your time, especially if you have the golden key.
     Due to a game bug, sometimes Wang Gui does not appear.
  6) In the southeastern area of the city you will meet Yuan Shao, who
     will point out that he is the commander-in-chief of the alliance.
     He has lost the motivation to continue and is now going to leave,
     giving up the attack on the tyrant Dong Zhuo.
  7) In a building located in the northwest part of the city you will find
     a red panel on the floor. This is Wang Yun's home. If you search it
     you will see that it needs a key. If you completed the cave earlier
     you have a Gold Key. Use this key here to obtain the Gemsword.
  8) If you have the Gemsword give it to a lesser battle character.
  9) Rest in the city. If you wish to save, return to Xu Zhou.
     Continue west to chase the tyrant Dong Zhuo.
 
 Yang Zhou Castle (Gullwing)
  Historian
  Inn (2 Gold Each)
  Merchant (Elixir A, Resurrect, Gullwing)
  1) Battle Lu Bu, Cai Yong, and Hu Zhen at the castle.
     (Hard, Moderate with Gemsword)
     - Lu Bu
     - Cai Yong
     - Hu Zhen
     - Rebel Force x2
     Without Gemsword: Focus all physical attacks on Lu Bu and also cast
     Lian Huo on him with two intelligent generals (Guan Yu, Huo Hu).
     Cast Wuo Jian on the first round with one of your weaker generals.
     After Lu Bu is defeated, focus all physical attacks on Cai Yong
     while casting Lian Huo on Hu Zhen with two intelligent generals
     (Guan Yu, Huo Hu).
     With Gemsword: Have the character with the Gemsword use the item
     on Lu Bu. Within a few tries Lu Bu will see it and offer to join
     you. You may now hire him! Focus all physical attacks against
     Cai Yong while casting Lian Huo against Hu Zhen with two
     intelligent generals (Guan Yu, Huo Hu).
  2) If you hired Lu Bu, he will mention his horse, Chi Tu Ma, being
     located '8 yards west and 1 yard south."  While correct, the
     instructions are a little vague. The horse is in those directions,
     but you must follow them starting at Fan Shui Guan fortress. Get
     the horse, it will be a vital part of your battle tactics later
     in the game. Link: http://kongming.net/doae/i/ss/chituma.html
  3) Search the southern central building, above the pot, to find a Club.
     If you recruited Lu Bu he is the best person to wield it.
  4) In the dungeon of the castle you will meet Cao Cao and the Emperor.
     Cao Cao points out that he was almost killed in an ambush and that
     he will take care of the emperor. He encourages you to go on to
     Chang An to face Dong Zhuo.
  5) Rest in the city, return to Xu Zhou to save if you like, then
     continue to Chang An through the cave just outside the city.
 
 Western Cave
  1) Upon entry head directly west (following the southern branch in
     the fork ahead) and that will take you to some stairs (down). You
     will see a chest directly above you, which contains a Club (which
     should be given to Zhang Fei). From there continue west along the
     path and go up the stairs (up) directly ahead. The stairs will
     lead to a short passage that exits the cave.
 
 Chang An (Invite, Gullwing)
  Palace, Headquarters, Historian
  Inn (5 Gold Each), Provisions
  Blacksmith (Flail, Ax, Club, Leather, Bandana, Cap)
  Merchant (Elixir A, Steed, Power Pill, Resurrect, Smoke Pot)
  1) Battle Dong Min and Fen Chou at the first gate (Easy)
     - Dong Min
     - Fen Chou
     - Rebel Force x2
     Focus physical attacks on Dong Min while Guan Yu casts Ye Huo
     on Fen Chou. 93 Exp, 200 Gold, 550 Rations.
  2) Battle Dong Zhuo, Jia Xu, and Zhang Ji at the castle (Hard)
     - Dong Zhuo
     - Jia Xu
     - Zhang Ji
     - [Lu Bu]
     Focus all physical attacks on Dong Zhuo while having and intelligent
     officer (Guan Yu) cast Ye Huo on him as well. When you are finished
     casting Ye Huo, have a weaker officer (e.g. Liu Feng) cast Wuo Jian.
     After Dong Zhuo is defeated focus all physical attacks on Jia Xu, and
     when he is defeated, deal with Zhang Ji as you please.
       If you did not recruit Lu Bu at Yang Zhou castle, you will face
     him again here. If you happen to have the Gemsword at this point,
     this is your second opportunity to recruit him! If not, or if you
     do not wish to recruit him, Lu Bu should be wiped out first by
     having intelligent officers target him with Ye Huo.
  3) Invite Liu Bei by using the 'Invite' option presented in the same
     building you use to save your game.
  4) See Liu Bei. He will thank you and give you a free rest!
  5) You will wake up to Liu Bei's summons. Upon arrival to the castle
     you will meet one of Cao Cao's messengers who points out that
     Yuan Shu has come into possession of the Hereditary Seal and now
     calls himself emperor. You are encouraged to move into Yuan Shu's
     territory to deal with the rebel.
  6) Zhou Chao, who is walking around in the northeastern part of the
     city can be hired, though again you should not have a need for him.
     It is common for Zhou Chao not to appear in games.
  7) Save your game.
  8) Purchase some Power Pills before moving on, then head west into
     Yuan Shu's territory when you are ready.
 
 
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 - CHAPTER III:  YUAN SHU, THE FALSE EMPEROR -
 ---------------------------------------------
 
 Tavern
  1) If you leave Chang An into Yuan Shu's territory and head south
     you will come across a small bar. Inside you will meat a powerful-
     looking general. His name is Zhao Yun, and he offers to join you.
     Unfortunately, however, he is currently serving Gong Sun Qian
     [Gongsun Zan] and cannot leave with you.
  2) Now head east and follow the mountains until you see a small
     opening. From there you can head south to Yuan castle.
 
 Yuan Castle
  Inn (10 Gold Each), Provisions
  Blacksmith (Club, Leather, Padded)
  Merchant (Elixir B, Steed, Resurrect)
  1) Battle Lei Bo and Chen Ji at the castle (Moderate)
     - Lei Bo
     - Chen Ji
     - Rebel Force x2
     Focus all physical attacks on Lei Bo while having and intelligent
     officer (Guan Yu) cast Ye Huo on Chen Ji. When both are defeated
     or below 100 you may go all-out. 186 Exp, 324 Gold, 1200 Rations.
  2) Rest at the inn to recover from your wounds.
  3) If you like using Elixirs, purchase some of the new Elixir Bs.
  4) From a person in the city you will hear that Huai Nan castle is south
     along the river and that an officer named Ji Ling defends the city.
  5) You will hear that Yuan Shu is stealing all the beautiful ladies
     in the city. The Fiend!
  6) Save at Chang An if you like, then follow the river to fight the
     powerful Ji Ling at Huai Nan castle.
 
 Huai Nan Castle
  Historian
  Inn (5 Gold Each), Provisions
  1) Battle Ji Ling at the castle (Hard)
     - Ji Ling
     - Zhang Xun
     - Rebel Force
     Focus all physical attacks on Ji Ling while having and intelligent
     officer (Guan Yu) cast Ye Huo on Zhang Xun. Make sure you heal
     when needed. When only one of them remains go all-out unless an
     officer is near death. 168 Exp, 408 Gold, 675 Provisions.
  2) Rest at the inn to recover from your wounds and save your game.
  3) You find out that Zhao Yun, back at the bar, is one of the tigers
     (a group of five generals that served Liu Bei. These five generals
     were among the best in his kingdom).
  4) A man asks if you are (leaders name). If you reply yes, he says
     that his wife has something to say to you. She lets you know
     that the west gate of Nan Yang is under construction and
     recommends attacking it.
  5) Now move on to attack Chen Cang fortress directly to the north. 
     There will be a passage to the east, but there is no point in
     going that direction yet.
 
 Chen Cang Fortress
  1) Battle Han Xian and Li Feng at the fortress (Easy)
     - Han Xian
     - Li Feng
     - Rebel Force
     Focus all physical attacks on Li Feng while having and intelligent
     officer (Guan Yu) cast Ye Huo on Han Xian. Go all-out when one of
     them has been defeated. 174 Exp, 292 Gold, 1025 Rations.
  2) The person at the entrance says nobody is there. Check anyway.
  3) In a building to the northeast inside the fortress you may search
     a treasure chest for a spear.
  4) In the center tent you will meet a person named Xu Yuan Zhi who
     offers you a letter of introduction that will allow you to meet
     a man named Shui Jing.
  5) Head south from the fortress and go east along the path you
     previously passed to meet Shui Jing.
 
 Shui Jing's Home
  1) Offering the introduction from Xu Yuan Zhi you may pass the woman
     at the entrance to meet Shui Jing.
  2) Shui Jing says that if you employ Fu Long or Fen Chu as your strategist
     nobody can stand before you. He also says you will meet them soon.
     Fu Long and Fen Chu are Zhuge Liang and Pang Tong.
  3) Return to Huai Nan to heal, save at Chang An if necessary, then from
     Chen Cang fortress head north. You will find a castle with two gates,
     and to its east a cave. If you wish to get some good items, go to
     the cave. Otherwise head to the castle.
 
 Eastern Cave
  1) From the entrance head north. Follow the path until it splits south
     and west. Go west. Up against the wall a chest will contain a Spear.
     The closer one will contain a Cap. Backtrack to the beginning.
  2) From the entrance go west past the first intersection in the road
     to another that goes north or continues west along the southern wall.
     Take the north route, which will wind around to the south and to some
     stairs (down). Follow the path north from the stairs to get between
     1500 and 1700 gold, follow south to get a Robe. Return to the
     cave entrance.
  3) From the entrance follow the south most wall. It will lead you
     west, past a river, then north to some stairs (down). Search the
     chest by the stairs to get a Cap. Follow the eastern path around
     until you see some stairs (down). In a room in the southwest
     corner of the floor you will find a Spear. Continue east from
     that chest to another which also contains a Spear. From that
     chest go north until you see a small room off to your east. Enter
     and open the chest to find a Robe. Leave the room and go west
     until you see the stairs you passed earlier, then go down them.
  4) You will see four chests. The southern one contains approximately
     1000 coins, the eastern a Power Pill, the northern a Robe, and the
     western chest contains a Cap. You have everything in the cave now,
     so return to Huai Nan castle and rest then go north to attack the
     gates next to the cave.
 
 Nan Yang Castle (Invite, Gullwing)
  Palace, Headquarters, Historian
  Inn (12 Gold Each), Provisions
  Blacksmith (Club, Padded AC45, Hood AC40)
  Merchant (Elixir B, Steed, Resurrect, Gullwing)
  1) Battle Liang Ji at the First Gate (Very Easy)
     - Liang Ji
     - Rebel Force x2
     Focus all physical attacks on Liang Ji while having an intelligent
     officer (Guan Yu) cast Ye Huo on him as well. When he is defeated
     or below 100 go all-out. 123 Exp, 184 Gold, 950 Rations.
  2) Battle Chen Lan and Ling Gang at the Second Gate (Very Easy)
     - Chen Lan
     - Ling Gang
     - Rebel Force x2
     Focus all physical attacks on Chen Lan while having an intelligent
     officer (Guan Yu) cast Ye Huo on Ling Gang. When they are defeated
     or below 100 go all-out. 150 Exp, 264 Gold, 975 Rations.
  3) Battle Yuan Shu at the Castle (Hard)
     - Yuan Shu
     - Yuan Yin
     - Lu Fan
     - [Lu Bu]
     - Rebel Force
     Focus all physical attacks on Yuan Shu while having and intelligent
     officer (Guan Yu) cast Ye Huo on Yuan Yin, which will hit only
     occasionally, but often enough. Make sure you cast Shui Jian at
     the beginning of the battle, it will help a lot. When Yuan Shu is
     defeated, make your physical attacks against Lu Fan. Heal when
     needed, and make sure you don't use your last TPs when casting
     Ye Huo. Power Pills may be used here to replace attacks if the
     battle is too hard. After the battle Yuan Shu will try to flee.
     If Zhang Fei is dead he will not be able to corner Yuan Shu.
     Will you chase him? 300 Exp, 484 Gold, 2325 Rations.
       Lu Bu will join this battle against you if you did not recruit
     him in Dong Zhuo's territory, and he will be more powerful than
     he was when you last met. As always, he is a primary target due
     to his ability to dole out heavy damage, and teaming up on him
     with intelligent officers and Ye Huo should see him defeated.
       * Remember what a villager said earlier? "The west gate of
     Nan Yang Castle is under construction. If you attack now, you
     can probably break it easily." Well, if you attack Nan Yang Castle
     from the western direction the castle defense bonus given to
     Yuan Shu and his army is negated as if Cheng Nei had been used.
     Good to know if you need an edge in this battle.
  4) Rest, remove unwanted generals, save, and invite Liu Bei.
  5) Speak to Liu Bei, then speak to the residents.
  6) Purchase a Silver Key from a merchant walking around in the
     northeast area of the castle for 4000 gold. It is a great bargain!
  7) Search the end of the path, leading toward the palace, in the north-
     east area of the city. There, you will find the Trident, a one-of-
     a kind weapon with an attack power of 100! This weapon will serve
     you amazingly well through the next two and a half areas!
  8) Villagers tell you that Yuan Shu's brother is seeking revenge and
     has left Bo Hai castle to come and defeat you. Everyone thinks
     Yuan Shu is dead, including Liu Bei, even if he fled. If Yuan Shu
     did get away, however, one curious man asks, "Didn't I just see
     Yuan Shu outside the castle?"
  9) It is vital that you purchase some equipment upgrades in this
     area. You will need them very much for the upcoming area. The
     Hood provides you with AC 40 while the Padded provides you with
     AC 45. Purchase Hoods for your officers before you purchase
     Paddeds. Make sure you save enough to buy Power Pills in future
     cities and rest at the inn when you need to.
  10) Spoiler: at this point, you should give all of Lu Bu's equipment
     to another character in your party, and prepare a fifth officer,
     even if only temporary, to take his palce. You will see why soon.
  11) Save your game, then venture into Yuan Shao's territory when
     you are prepared.
     

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 - STORYLINE BRANCH: YUAN SHAO, or JINGZHOU? -
 ---------------------------------------------
 
 At this point in the game you will be given a degree of freedom in
 choosing your future path. Yuan Shao's territory can be very dangerous
 with the likes of Yan Liang and Wen Hun, and the final battle against
 Yuan Shao can be very difficult.
   If you travel across the Nan Yang bridge, west, then down another
 bridge which should appear quickly, you will instead enter Jingzhou.
 Aside from a very difficult battle with Han Xuan, Huang Zhong, and
 Wei Yan, this path is much easier than Yuan Shao's. You will be able
 to receive very powerful weapons--swords--along this path, though,
 and armed with them Yuan Shao's territory would be extremely easy
 to complete. You can also recruit Huang Zhong, a tiger general,
 Wei Yan, a very powerful officer with many soldiers, and Pang Tong,
 if you go far enough, one of the finest strategists in the game who
 just happens to be backed by an exceptional force of soldiers.
   You may also mix-and-match your approach. You could start in Yuan
 Shao's territory, for example. Recruit Xu Zhe, a very talented
 strategist, and buy some Wood Hs from Bo Hai.
   Perhaps the easiest path woul be to do just that, travel south
 to complete Jingzhou, then return to Nan Yang to finish conquering
 Yuan Shao's lands. The game points you in the direction of Yuan
 Shao's territory. If you savor the challenge, start there.
 
 
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 - CHAPTER IV:  YUAN SHAO, AVENGING FAMILY -
 -------------------------------------------
 
 Northern Bridge
  After you exit the city to go north into Yuan Shao's territory you
  will be attacks  after your second step on the bridge. Yuan Shao
  himself has ambushed you. As if matters weren't bad enough, Lu Bu
  betrays you and changes sides over to Yuan Shao!
  1) Battle Yuan Shao outside Nan Yang castle. (n/a)
     - Yuan Shao
     - Guo Tu
     - Wen Hun
     - Yan Liang
     - Lu Bu
     There is no particular strategy to this battle. Yuan Shao will
     catch you by surprise and he will attack you with all his men
     including the reinforced Lu Bu. If you have equipped all your men
     and given Lu Bu's equipment to your 6th general you may be able to
     survive the round without any deaths. If not, or if he caught you
     unprepared, you may loose up to four generals. The odds of him
     wiping you out though are almost nonexistent. Even if all your
     generals are weak, one still usually uses a non-damage tactic.
  2) Return to Nan Yang, talk to Liu Bei, rest, save, then once again
     venture into Yuan Shao's territory. Remember the names of the
     generals you met and avoid them in battle for the next little while.
     Don't worry, there will be some hard battles, but when you face
     Yuan Shao you will be more prepared than you were in this battle.
     If you feel the need for some extra strength return to Yuan Shu's
     territory and recruit Ji Ling and Zhang Xun to help out.
  3) Go north, then when you are approaching the mountain head west.
     Avoid the dangerous generals at this time. Off to the west you
     will find a cave. Enter the cave.
 
 Dan Fu's Cave
  1) The entrance of the cave will twist south immediately after the
     entrance, then split into two paths: one south, and one west.
     Follow the west path along the water until you see a general.
     Talk to him.
  2) He will try to ambush you for your possessions, but before he does
     he will stop to ask who you are. When he finds out you are with
     Liu Bei, he apologizes, expresses his interest in joining you,
     then you have the choice to hire him. Do so. He will replace
     Lu Bu. He is a little smarter, has more soldiers, and while he
     does not have as much strength, he is by no means weak.
  3) When prepared, leave the cave and return to Nan Yang to save 
     and rest if needed.
  4) From Nan Yang go north again, but instead of heading west,
     go east until you see a castle. Attacks the castle.
 
 Bo Hai Castle
  1) Battle Lu Guang, Shen Pei, and Gao Lan at the castle. (Moderate)
     - Lu Guang
     - Shen Pei
     - Gao Lan
     Focus all physical attacks on Shen Pei while having or two
     intelligent officer (Guan Yu, Liu Feng) cast Ye Huo on Lu Guang.
     You may wish to cast Shui Jian to protect against Shen Pei's
     Shui Xing, but it is not necessary for survival. When both are
     defeated focus both physical attacks and fire attacks on Gao Lan
     until he is weak. At this point it is safe go to all-out. Heal
     as needed throughout the battle.
  2) Rest in the inn to recover your wounds.
  3) You cannot yet cross the bridge, the woman blocking the bridge
     is crying for a person name Xu Zhe. An old man says that that
     he is no longer going by that name, but instead uses the name
     Dan Fu. Another man says that Dan Fu is located in the cave
     to the west.
  4) You will meet Shui Jing again in this castle, and he asks you if
     you have gone to the western cave. He asks about some debris and
     then he gives you some Gun Powder to clear them away.
  5) Return and save in Nan Yang, then return to Dan Fu's Cave.
 
 Dan Fu's Cave (Second Visit)
  1) Again, go immediately west, but now continue past the stream.
     The road will eventually split. One path will continue west to a
     dead end, but there will also be a south road, which you should
     take. The south road will immediately split. It will continue
     south or go west into a twisty passage. Go west and through the
     passage. The passage will end going west again, but will split.
     You may continue west or go north. Follow the path north. It
     will continue north then turn west to some boulders blocking
     your path. You can now see a man behind them in northwest portion
     of the level. Use the Gun Powder from the items menu while facing
     the rocks and they will be destroyed. You may now talk to and
     recruit Dan Fu, or Xu Zhe [Shu] as he is really named.
  2) Exit the cave and return to rest and save if you need to. Continue
     on to Bo Hai castle. If you haven't yet recruited any good people
     from Yuan Shao's territory (Lu Guang, Shen Pei) it may be a good
     idea to drop to five generals so Xu Zhe [Shu] can also participate
     in battle. His skill with tactics is hardly short of vital.
 
 Bo Hai Castle (2nd Visit)
  Inn (12 Gold Each), Provisions
  Blacksmith (Spear, Padded AC45, Hood AC40, Wood H AC60)
  1) Continue to the bridge and talk to the woman. Because Xu Zhe [Shu]
     is with you, she will apologize and allow you to pass. You may
     now access the other half of the city.
  2) The next battle will be very difficult so the purchase of Wood Hs,
     Padded Armors and Power Pills is advised if you are not up for the
     challenge or if the last battle was dangerous. If you are playing
     a challenge that limits your random encounters you should at least
     consider the purchase of some Power Pills. It should also be noted
     that the Wood H is an extremely great defensive item for the price
     you pay, and its purchase is strongly advised.
  3) You will find out that Yuan Shao is at Ji Zhou castle to the east.
  4) Having purchased some particularly study Wood Hs with a difficult
     battle ahead, this is a good opportunity to consider venturing into
     Jingzhou before proceeding further into Yuan Shao's territory.
     See the Jingzhou vs. Yuan Shao discussion right before this
     chapter for more information.
  5) When you are prepared to fight the bad boys of the area, leave the
     castle and head east going north over the mountains then south down
     over the other side. You will see a small fortress. Attacks the gate.
 
 Xu Shou's Fortress
  1) Battle Xu Shou at the fortress (Very Hard)
     - Xu Shou
     - Yan Ling
     - Wen Hun [Chou]
     - Rebel Force
     You must start the battle by reducing both Yan Liang and Wen Hun
     [Chou] below 1000. The best strategy to do this is have three
     powerful characters use Power Pills on Yan Liang and the other two
     smart officers use Ye Huo on Wen Hun [Chou]. Repeat this two rounds
     and they should be below. From this point continue beating on
     Yan Liang with all you have until he goes under then you will start
     on Wen Hun [Chou]. When they are defeated you can start on Xu Shou.
     Remember, he has Yan Re, a new fire tactic. It can do terrifying
     damage to all in your party. Did you bring Xu Zhe [Shu]? I hope so.
     You must take him down with all you have as well. Heal as needed
     only, and you do not want him to get a window in which to use
     Tong Xian. This and a lack of critical hits and Yan Res on their
     part can lead you to victory.
  2) After you defeat them you can enter. This is a very small fortress
     and up in the northeastern area you will see a woman inside a small
     prison. If you talk to her she explains that you need a Silver Key
     to let her out. If you have the key let her out. If you do not,
     you must go back and get it before going to the next castle. After
     you release her she will thank you and give you the Zhao [Zhao] Letr
     to give to Zhao Yun so he knows she is ok. Return to Bo Hai to rest,
     or to Nan Yang to save if you like, then continue (or, if you defeated
     Xu Shou in good health, continue without returning, but be careful).
  3) It is appropriate to note that Xu Shou, Yan Liang, and Wen Hun [Chou]
     can now be recruited in random encounters. You wouldn't regret
     picking one of the two warriors up. They are among the best
     officers you'll come across for a while.
 
 Guang Zong Castle
  1) Upon arrival you will not battle at the gate, but rather you will
     enter the premises. Inside you will see Zhao Yun guarding the one
     entrance to the castle. He warns you that he does not wish to
     fight and suggests that you leave at once. Rather than leave give
     him the Zhao [Zhao] Letr so he knows his sister is okay. He will
     then no longer be inclined to fight for Yuan Shao and will ask to
     join your side. Do not hesitate to use him; he is arguably the best
     general in the game. It is now a good idea to return to Nan Yang
     to reduce your party to 5 generals again so Xu Zhe [Shu] can still
     participate. When ready, return.
 2) Battle Yuan Tan, Yuan Xi, and Tian Feng at the castle (Hard)
     - Yuan Tan
     - Yuan Xi
     - Tian Feng
     - Rebel Force
     Focus all physical attacks on Yuan Tan while having one or two
     intelligent officers (Guan Yu, Zhao Yun, or Xu Zhe [Shu]) cast
     Ye Huo on Yuan Xi. Yuan Xi will not be hit every time but it will
     be enough to count. When one of the two is defeated you should
     alter your strategy (If you don't mind the cost, Power Pills can
     be used instead). It is important that you get them below 1000
     quickly. If Yuan Xi is still up while Yuan Tan is down, make a
     few more attacks on Yuan Xi. Make one or two on Tian Feng as well.
     Continue when all are below 1000. If Yuan Tan was defeated,
     start making your attacks against Tian Feng. If Yuan Xi was
     defeated have everyone make physical attacks against Yuan Tan
     then finally Tian Feng. You may want to use Power Pills if
     attacking a general above 1000 soldiers.
  3) Enter the city and rest at the inn.
  4) In the middle of the town there is a well. If you search below
     you will find a Sabre; a great item for this point in the game.
  5) The villagers are all afraid of Yuan Shao. You will find out from
     them that Ji Zhou is supposed to be to the east, and that they are
     suspicious of spies in the city. In fact, there is a scary-
     looking warrior in the central area of the southern portion of the
     city. If you talk to him, he will fight you. Save first.
  6) Battle Yuan Shang in the city (Normal)
     - Yuan Shang
     - Rebel Force x5
     Yuan Shang is one of the most powerful generals you have met yet.
     He is strong, smart, has many soldiers, and some of the best
     tactics of the area. He is also alone, and that is why he will
     not be too hard. Simply focus on him with normal attacks with
     all characters. If anyone gets below 200 simply heal them with
     Tong Xian. The battle may take a little longer, but you should
     defeat him without losing a general.
  7) You should make sure your generals are well equipped and have
     Power Pills available. When you are ready, head east from the
     city, north over the mountain, then east again until you see
     some gates. Attacks them.
 
 Ji Zhou Castle
  Palace, Headquarters, Historian
  Inn (25 Gold Each), Provisions
  Blacksmith (Sabre AP70, Padded AC45, Wood H AC60)
  Merchant (Resurrect, Elixir B, Smoke Pot, Gullwing, Power Pill)
  1) Battle Ma Yan and Lu Xiang at the first gate. (Easy)
     - Ma Yan
     - Lu Xiang
     - Rebel Force x3
     Focus all physical attacks on Ma Yan while having two intelligent
     officers (Guan Yu, Zhao Yun, or Xu Zhe [Shu]) cast Ye Huo on
     Lu Xiang. When one of the two is defeated you can go all-out to
     finish the battle.
  2) Battle Zhang Yi and Guo Tu at the second gate. (Moderate)
     - Zhang Yi
     - Guo Tu
     - Rebel Force x2
     Focus all physical attacks on Guo Tu while having two intelligent
     officers (Guan Yu, Zhao Yun, or Xu Zhe [Shu]) cast Yan Re on the
     enemy party. When one of the two is defeated you can go all-out
     to finish the battle.
  3) Go back to Guan Zong to rest. Make sure that you are prepared for
     the next battle. When ready, return to attack the castle.
  4) Battle Yuan Shao, Yuan Shu*, Zhang He, Ju Shou, and Lu Bu
     at the castle (Very Hard)
     - Yuan Shao
     - Yuan Shu*
     - Zhang He
     - Ju Shou
     - Lu Bu
     This battle is only very terrible if you leave Lu Bu alone. You
     _must_ defeat him as soon as you can. Focus all physical attacks
     on Lu Bu, using Power Pills at least while he is above 1000.
     Have two or three intelligent officers cast Yan Re (Guan Yu,
     Zhao Yun, Xu Zhe) on the enemy party. The spell will rarely hit
     most of the generals, but it will do more than its share of
     damage. Make sure you conserve some TP for Tong Xian. When
     Lu Bu is below 1000, and you see another general close, go
     ahead and attack them once to make sure they fall below. Within
     a few rounds most enemy generals should be below 1000. Remove
     the enemies with physical attacks in this order:  Lu Bu,
     Zhang He, Yuan Shao, Ju Shou, and then Yuan Shu*.
     * Note: If you didn't kill Yuan Shu when he tried to get away, you
     will have to face him here ranked below Yuan Shao.
  5) Search the space in front of the southeastern small building,
     in the actual Ji Zhou city, to find a hidden Bow. Give it to one
     of your best officers if you haven't already spoiled yourself
     with Swords from Jingzhou.
  6) In the city all will be thankful. The Sabre is now available in
     the weapon shop. If you have some extra money, purchase a few.
     Make sure you stock up on Power Pills again, and get a Gullwing.
  7) Outside on the north portion of the castle there is a small home.
     In it you will meet a man that will increase your level by one.
     Perhaps you should save it for a level up that is more difficult
     to get... like level 51. Invite Liu Bei. He thanks you for your
     hard work, and suggests that we must now unite Jing Zhou. When
     you are ready, return to Nan Yang, cross the bridge, go west, and
     cross the next bridge you see south. You are now in Jing Zhou.
 
 
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 - CHAPTER V:  JING ZHOU - DIVIDED AMONG FOUR LORDS -
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 Generals Homes
  1) Upon entry to Jing Zhou you will come across a house at the end
     of the bridge. This house belongs to Yi Ji. Yi greets you and
     informs you that his friends Ma Liang and Ma Su have some
     information for you. He tells you that their house is just south
     of here. He asks if you are willing to unify Jing Zhou. Of
     course you are, that is why you came here.
  2) Further south down the road you will come to Ma Su's home.
     Inside he greets you and lets you know that his brother, Ma Liang,
     is in a house southeast of his own. He encourages you to meet
     him and listen to his story.
  3) You will pass a home on the way to Ma Liang's house. A fellow
     inside lets you know that this home belongs to Zhu Ge [Zhuge]
     Liang, but he is not currently home. Continue with your journey.
  4) After continuing down the trail you come to Ma Liang's home.
     He gladly receives you and informs you that four governors are
     fighting for control of Jing Zhou, but the common man is
     suffering. He begs you to unify the land. Continue south
     along the shore to fight at the first castle.
 
 Wu Ling Castle
  Inn (30 Gold Each), Provisions
  Merchant (Elixir B, Elixir C, Resurrect)
  1) Battle Jin Xuan and Gong Zhi at the castle. (Easy)
     - Jin Xuan
     - Gong Zhi
     - Rebel Force x2
     Focus all physical attacks on Gong Zhi while having two or three
     intelligent officers (Guan Yu, Xu Zhe [Shu], or Zhao Yun) cast
     Ye Huo. Remember to get the generals below 1000 as soon as
     possible. When one of the two is defeated you may go all-out
     to finish the battle.
  2) Rest at the inn to recover from your wounds.
  3) Search under the well in the upper part of the town to find a bow.
     This powerful weapon gets two attacks, with the second being at
     half strength.
  4) If you cannot yet heal your whole party, pick up some Elixir Cs
     for the next battle. They will be very helpful.
  5) Meet the vicious tiger Wang. "Grrrrrr..."
  6) You hear that Chang Sha castle is inhabited by an 'old tiger'.
     The person you are speaking to wonders if he could be one of the five.
  7) Another person asks if you could settle Chang Sha castle as well.
     Looks like you are going to meet this 'old tiger'.
  8) You hear that a great wise man lives in a castle called Ling Ling.
     You are told that this is the man Shui Jing called Feng Chu and he
     goes by the name of Pang Tong.
  9) When prepared, move on to Chang Sha. It is going to be a hard battle,
     so make sure you are more than ready. Return to Nan Yang to save if
     you are not confident. Follow the road east from Wu Ling until it
     turns south along the river. Across a bridge you will come across
     Chang Sha castle.
 
 Chang Sha Castle (Gullwing)
  Headquarters
  Inn (40 Gold Each), Provisions
  Blacksmith (Bow, Ring M, Wood H)
  Merchant (Resurrect, Elixir C, Gullwing, Power Pill)
  1) Battle Han Xuan, Huang Zhong, Wei Yan, and Yang Ling at the castle.
     (Very Hard)
     - Han Xuan
     - Huang Zhong
     - Wei Yan
     - Yang Ling
     - Rebel Force
     This will be a hard battle, like Han Xuan said, and many generals
     could die if you don't get Wei Yan and Huang Zhong under 1000
     quickly. In the first round have your two strongest fighters use
     Power Pills on Huang Zhong and, if you have three intelligent
     officers (Guan Yu, Xu Zhe [Shu], Zhao Yun) have them all use Ye Huo.
     If you only have two, have the strongest of three remaining (best
     if with the Bow) use a Power Pill on Wei Yan. This could take both
     Wei Yan and Huang Zhong under a 1000, but if it does not, try to
     have the person with Chi Tu Ma get a hit in to do so before they
     get a turn. You must now focus all physical attacks on Huang
     Zhong with three warriors, and then when he is defeated, on Wei
     Yan with two or three. The other smart generals should be using
     Yan Re while doing this. When they are both defeated the other
     two should be under 1000 or nearly dead. If you are not too
     beaten up, go all-out to finish the battle. If you are wounded,
     kill the one with less soldiers, then the stronger one. Heal as
     needed throughout the battle and remember to leave a few TP for
     healing in an emergency.
  2) Upon entry you will meet Wei Yan and Huang Zhong. Both want to join
     you! This is a very good chance and you should not pass it up.
     Wei Yan is the best general that you can possibly have on your side
     at this time. Make him your leader, and give him the sword (which
     should always go to a general with over 1000 soldiers if possible)
     that is found within the city. Huang Zhong is a Tiger General.
  3) Immediately after you enter you will see a well. Search below
     to find a Sword, a surprisingly powerful weapon for this area.
     For now, Zhang Fei is the best owner for this weapon.
  4) Chang your equipment around and remove any generals you no longer
     need. Xu Zhe [Shu] should probably be removed from combat in favor
     of a better fighter.
  5) Restock on Power Pills, Elixir Cs if you use them, and make sure
     you have at least four Gullwings for the upcoming areas.
  6) The Bow (4000) and the Ring M (2000) are now available at the
     equipment dealer's shop. The Bow is a powerful addition if you
     want the extra strength, but the Ring M is only AC5 better than
     the Padded armor. You really do not need to buy any of them unless
     you have extra money, but you may want to buy a Ring M or two at
     this point for your two weakest characters (soldier wise, that is).
  7) The people are very upset about all the war.
  8) It is suggested that you take Gui Yang castle next.
  9) Somebody suggests that you should not trust governor Zhao Fan of
     Gui Yang castle. Why is that?
  10) Meet the savage Wang for the second time and almost be attacked!
     That would be a very terrible thing to happen indeed.
  11) When you are prepared head south from Chang Sha to Gui Yang
     castle. If you are not confident use a Gullwing to return to
     Nan Yang so you can save your game. You should probably save
     at least every two major battles.
 
 Gui Yang Castle (Invite)
  Palace, Historian
  Inn (30 Gold Each), Provisions
  Merchant (Power Pill, Elixir C, Smoke Pot)
  1) Surprisingly you are not attacked at the gate. Instead you are
     granted entry and everyone seems to welcome you with open arms.
     A friendly lord indeed! Do all his men and generals feel you are
     so welcome as well?
  2) Before entering the palace, locate the well along the central
     eastern side of the city, and search below it. You will find
     another Sword! The lord of this castle must really trust you
     to be leaving things like this around... right?
  3) Talk to the somewhat zombie-like residents, then arrive in the
     palace to talk with Zhao Fan, the lord, who is quite interested
     in offering you the chance to rest at no charge. He is quite
     happy to accept either answer you provide.
  4) If you refuse, he will become angry, and will attack you on
     the spot with his officers. If you accept, you will rest, but
     in the middle of the night he will ambush you with his officers,
     causing all of your officers to automatically lose 75% of their
     soldiers! We present strategies for either situation below.
  5a) Battle Zhao Fan, Bao Long, and Chen Ying in the palace. (Easy)
     - Zhao Fan
     - Bao Long
     - Chen Ying
     - Rebel Force x2
     The strategy is simple. Have Wei Yan, using a sword (or the most
     powerful alternative), attack Zhao Fan. Have the other character
     with a sword attack Bao Long. Have another person with a Bow
     attack Chen Ying. The other two generals can attack Zhao Fan or
     use Ye Huo, either works. The next round, go all-out.
  5b) Ambushed by Zhao Fan, Bao Long, and Chen Ying in the palace. (Hard)
     - Zhao Fan
     - Bao Long
     - Chen Ying
     - Rebel Force x2
     This is a tougher situation. If you have a spell to heal your
     whole party, have the person with Chi Tu Ma cast it along with
     somebody else, then follow the strategy listed above for the
     normal battle. If you do not (yes, I still have Tong Xian) you
     must hope for the best. On your first round each character
     should cast Tong Xian, with the general that is using Chi Tu Ma
     casting it on your most valuable or weakest character (Probably
     Zhao Yun). If you know your usual turn order you can make good
     use of that here. When you have recovered (you may have lost
     one to three generals) you can begin following the strategy
     outlined under the normal attack above. If you lost too many
     people to do that, even after using any Resurrects, start by
     taking the opponents below 1000. When they are below 1000, beat
     them in this order:  Zhao Fan, Chen Ying, and then Bao Long.
     Heal as needed while fighting.
  6) After his defeat he will step down from the throne and beg mercy.
  7) Get that sword mentioned in step two if you missed it!
  8) Rest at the inn to recover your wounds, save your game, and invite
     Liu Bei to the palace.
  9) Restock your Power Pills (if you used any), Elixir Cs (if you use
     them) and get some Smoke Pots if you have some money to burn and
     don't want to deal with any random battle.
  10) You hear of a powerful man named Xing Dao Rong at the next castle
     named Ling Ling, the home of Pang Tong.
  11) Liu Bei and the rest of the residents only additional reminders
     that you should be conquering Jing Zhou and not talking to them.
  12) When you are prepared head south and follow the water northwest
     until you see Ling Ling inside the mountains. Attack the gate.
 
 Ling Ling Castle
  Palace, Headquarters, Historian
  Inn (30 Gold Each), Provisions
  Merchant (Power Pill, Smoke Pot, Resurrect) 
  1) Battle Xing Dao Rong and Liu Yang at the gate. (Easy)
     - Xing Dao Rong [Xingdao Rong]
     - Liu Yang
     - Rebel Force x3
     Have your best warrior (soldiers over 1000 and strength) attack
     Xing Dao Rong and have your other general with the Sword attack
     Liu Yang. Two other generals should attack Liu Yang and the last
     attack Xing Dao Rong. This will drop them below 1000, and you
     can go all-out with no concern.
  2) Battle Liu Du at the castle (Easy)
     - Liu Du
     - Xing Dao Rong [Xingdao Rong]
     - Rebel Force x2
     Have your best warrior (soldiers over 1000 and strength) attack
     Liu Du and have your other general with the sword attack Xing Dao
     Rong. Two other generals should attack Xing Dao Rong and the last
     attack Liu Du (best with a Bow). This will drop them below 1000,
     and you can go all-out.
  3) When you defeat Liu Du you will receive a message that you have
     unified Jing Zhou. Go speak to Liu Bei when you are done here
     to get an update on what is going on in the country.
  4) Rest at the inn to recover your wounds and save your game.
  5) If you walk just outside the entrance you will see that there are
     two blocks of walking space around the wall to the west. Follow
     this path and it will lead you to a house outside the west side
     of the city. Inside you will see a man that looks _exactly_
     like Pang Tong, and he will suggest that you search the area
     around him. If you search below him you will find a Sword.*
     * Note: If no sword is found here you are suffering from a rare
     glitch that has come up in Destiny of an Emperor. If you continue
     with your game you will _not_ be able to get two of the five
     special blades later in the game, and you will _not_ get the
     Halberd, the best weapon in the game. Many people have been able
     to reverse the glitch by fighting 45 or more random battles outside,
     and this is certainly worth trying, but if you cannot resolve the
     problem in the end, you are better off starting your game over
     again. The cause of this glitch is unknown.
  6) Replenish your Power Pills and buy Smoke Pots if wanted.
  7) The people are happy to finally be free, but when you search for
     Pang Tong the fellow standing in the northwest area of the city
     simply suggests that Pang Tong has gone out with his soldiers.
     This is followed by a chime. This chime indicates that Pang Tong,
     a very powerful general, is now roaming free in Jingzhou. You may
     stumble across him while traveling in Jingzhou. If you defeat him
     he will join your party. For now, you may wish to consider waiting
     until Zhuge Liang joins your party. Also keep away from water
     when it can be helped--you do not want Pang Tong to have access
     to the water tactic, Hong Shui.
  8) When you are prepared and rested you should go to Gui Yang,
     which is where you will find Liu Bei, invited or not.
 
 Gui Yang Castle (2nd Visit) (Invite)
  1) Rest if wounded and save the game.
  2) If you have not defeated Yuan Shao Liu Bei will suggest that you
     take your battle to his territory. You must defeat Yuan Shao
     before the game will progress. If you have also defeated
     Yuan Shao, read on!
  3) Spoiler: you should give Xu Zhe's items to another officer.
  4) Liu Bei has a letter for Xu Zhe. Xu Zhe reads the letter and
     informs you that his mother, housed at the capital, is ill.
     He requests to leave immediately and Liu Bei allows him to.
       If Xu Zhe, for some odd reason, is in your billeting,
     Liu Bei will ask you to come back with him in your party.
  5) Leaving the palace, you will meet Xu Zhe again. He will tell
     you where Zhuge Liang's home is (it was a hut you passed when
     you first entered Jingzhou, and inside there was only a fellow
     wondering who lived there). He will suggest that you locate him
     now, and make him your strategist. He also tells you that
     Zhuge Liang is the person Shui Jing referred to as Fu Long.
     * Note: In this game, Zhuge Liang's name appears as Zhu Ge Liang.
  6) If you were told that Pang Tong went out with his soldiers in
     Ling Ling castle, and you wish to avoid him until you have
     a good strategist, you will want to buy a character's inventory
     worth of Smoke Pots here, and five Gullwings in Chang Sha. If
     you don't mind walking in the fields with Pang Tong, or Pang
     Tong hasn't yet left with his troops, there is no need for
     Smoke Pots, and you only need to buy three Gullwings.
  7) Use a Gullwing and retrace your steps to Zhuge Liang's home.
     Make sure you are prepared for battle, as you have just lost
     your tactician. You will be getting several to replace him
     soon enough, two of which being better.
 
 Ma Liang's House
  1) If you stop by Ma Liang's house you will meet him and Ma Su.
     They are very grateful and ask to join you in your cause after
     pointing out that they are skilled martial artists. The are

     excellent strategists and Ma Su is also a decent warrior with
     many soldiers. One of them, Ma Ling in particular, could serve
     as a temporary replacement for the very skilled Xu Zhe.
     * Note: Don't forget about Ma Liang! Later in the game your
     best strategists will learn the Wan Fu healing tactic, which
     heals one officer fully. This can be good or bad. If you need
     a tactic that heals everyone, in the hands of a skilled
     strategist, you will want to turn to Ma Liang.
  2) Continue west until you reach the next hut, Zhuge Liang's home.
 
 Zhuge Liang's House
  1) Jin, Zhuge Liang's brother is home, but Liang himself is away.
     Jin points out that he left to visit Cui Zhou Ping in Lou Sang
     village. Remember that village in which you started the game, and
     the man standing outside a hut who complained that, "Cui Zhou Ping
     is never home?" Use a Gullwing and return to Xu Zhou, then follow
     the path outside the castle to the east. Cui Zhou Ping is home.
 
 Lou Sang Village (2nd Visit)
  1) Go to Chi Zhou Ping's home and talk to him. He will tell you that
     you just missed Zhuge Liang.
  2) Use a Gullwing to Nan Yang, return to Zhuge Liang's home.
  3) You may want to save your game at Nan Yang.
 
 Zhuge Liang's House (2nd Visit)
  1) When you arrive, talk to Jin. He will tell you that Zhuge Liang
     has come, but already left again. He suggests that you return to
     Nan Yang castle, and offers to send you a message there when
     Zhuge Liang returns.
  2) Return to Nan Yang castle.
 
 Nan Yang Castle (2nd Visit) (Invite, Gullwing)
  1) Rest if needed and save your game.
  2) Enter and talk to Liu Bei (who has arrived) in the palace. He
     will tell you that he received a message from Jin, which states
     that his brother, Zhuge Liang, has returned home.
  3) Return again to Zhuge Liang's home.
 
 Zhuge Liang's House (3rd Visit)
  1) Jin will greet you pointing out that his brother is home, but he
     is in the back sleeping. Go back and talk to him. You will have
     a choice. Do you want to wake him or not? If you choose yes, he
     will wake up, quite angry, and ignore you. You will not be
     able to recruit him on this visit. If you choose no, and
     patiently wait (don't press any buttons), he will wake up on his
     own accord and greet you. He explains that, under normal circum-
     stances he would never leave his broth, Jin, unattended, but
     that, because you have come so many times, and shown your
     dedication, he will join you. He explains that he has a few
     obligations to fulfill, and that aferward he will meet you
     at Gui Yang castle.
  2) Return to Gui Yang.
     
 Gui Yang Castle (3rd Visit) (Invite)
  1) Rest if needed and save your game.
  2) Enter the palace and speak with Liu Bei. He greets you and informs
     you that Zhuge Liang has some interesting information.
  3) Zhuge Liang tells you that on the way he met his old friend
     Zhang Song, and that Zhang reports many problems in his area with
     border raids from the Han Zhong army. he goes on to say that the
     governor, your relative, Liu Zheng begs you to assist him.
     Zhuge Liang says that if you go, he will accompany you,
     and joins your party.
  4) Prepare your party and head out in search for Pang Tong, if you
     have been lucky enough to avoid him thus far. Avoid fighting close
     enough to the water for your opponents to use water tactics.
     Failure to do so at this point could lead to your death.
 
 Pang Tong Fields
  1a) Battle Pang Tong in a random battle away from the water. (Hard)
     - Pang Tong
     - Rebel Force x3
     You must attack him with each general's physical attack, using a
     Power Pill. Do not back off, and only heal if you have a general
     that does not do enough damage to matter. Pang has many tactics
     that you have never seen before. Da Re will kill most generals
     in one hit. Hong Shui, fortunately, you do not need to be
     concerned about. Ji Mian will cancel all your attacks, which
     can spell death. Wan Fu will heal all his soldiers. Bei Ji
     doubles all his damage. Just keep attacking him. If he uses
     Ji Mian, try some tactics on him and heal. They will probably
     fail, but if they get the damage in even once it is worth it.
     You should win unless Ji Mian stays in effect for too long.
     Having Zhuge Liang or Ma Su in your party gives you a small
     advantage. Zhu Ge is hard for him to hit and can actually hit
     him with some tactics. Ma Su is fairly hard for him to hit, and
     he has enough soldiers to live through all his tactics.
  1b) Battle Pang Tong in a random battle near the water. (Very Hard)
     - Pang Tong
     - Rebel Force x3
     You must fight him exactly as mentioned above. The one
     difference here is that instead of using Da Re, which will kill
     only one general, he uses Hong Shui, which does 1100 to 1300
     damage to each general and twice that if he casts Bei Ji.
     Again, having Zhuge Liang in your party gives you a good chance,
     but Ma Su is a great advantage here. On average he will live
     through as much as three Hong Shui attacks provided he dodges one
     of them. If he uses Ji Mian, you will probably loose, especially
     if he keeps healing or using Hong Shui.
  2) When you defeat him, he will join you. Make him your leader and
     move on to attack Shu when you are ready.
 
 
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 - CHAPTER VI - SHU, THE RIVERLANDS -
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 Lu Bu's Revenge
  1) In random battles there is a chance that you will meet Lu Bu
     again. He will want revenge for his defeats. He is more powerful
     then ever before, and you may find it very hard to beat him.
     Battle Lu Bu in a random field battle. (Hard)
     - Lu Bu
     - Rebel Force x4
     Begin the battle by casting Ji Rou with the general that is using
     Chi Tu Ma. If you have Bei Ji, cast it on the generals that use
     Swords. It is best to do this with the weakest generals available.
     Have everyone use Power Pills. Assign a dedicated healer
     (preferably the general using Chi Tu Ma) and have everyone else
     continue using Power Pills until the battle is over. When Lu Bu
     is defeated, go all-out. If you loose, return and try again.
     This battle may take a few attempts to succeed. Once defeated,
     Lu Bu regrets his life of betrayal, then is executed.
  2) Return to save and restock, then continue into Shu whenever you
     like. Also, the area just across the bridge in Shu is a great
     area to gain some experience if you are worried about the much
     more powerful generals in the area. Just keep in mind that down
     the road you will loose Ji Rou and Yin Xian. This means you will
     have a more restricted and costly healing method with no damage
     softening tactics. You will not find castles that much easier,
     but random battles will be much more manageable.
 
 A Home Along the Road
  1) As you pass through the forests and mountains of Shu you will
     find a small home at the end of a road. You must pass the home
     in order to proceed. Inside you will meet an officer who will
     mirror Zhang Song's words, urging you along. If you have not
     yet recruited Zhuge Liang you must do so now as he will not
     let you pass until you have.
     
 Super Rebels and Brigands
  1) This is a special treat, only found in the asian versions of
     Destiny of an Emperor (you can download the Japanese ROM file
     if you are dedicated enough to give this a shot). Southeast of
     Liu Kui's fortress (see below, the next fortress along the way),
     if you explore along the bottom region of the mountain side
     (anywhere within the bottom two rows) you will encounter
     super-powered Brigand or Rebel forces. These "Super Rebels"
     will have soldiers ranging anywhere from 24,000 to 54,000
     (that's more soldiers than even the final boss of this game),
     and will not be taken down lightly. If you do defeat them,
     however, you will be rewarded with a multitude of level-ups.
     In fact, it is possible to reach the game's highest regular
     level here in the span of around fifteen minutes.
  2) For more information, review our article on this subject:
     http://kongming.net/doae/secrets/super_rebels/
   
 Liu Kui's Fortress
  1) Battle Liu Kui and Zhang Ren at the fortress. (Hard)
     - Liu Kui
     - Zhang Ren
     - Rebel Force x2
     Have the general using Chi Tu Ma cast Ji Rou to prevent any
     serious damage. Have your two most powerful generals use Power
     Pills on Zhang Ren. Use the remaining two generals to cast
     Bei Ji on the generals using Power Pills. On the next round
     make physical attacks against Zhang Ren with everyone until
     he is defeated, then move on to Liu Kui. If you are hard
     pressed, don't hesitate to use Power Pills. After Liu Kui
     falls below 1000 soldiers, you may go all-out as long as you
     are not almost dead.
  2) Inside the main tent a soldier will inform you that Liu Zheng
     has been captured and taken to Fu Shui castle.
  3) There is nothing else in the fortress. Return to Gui Yang castle
     to rest and save if you like. When prepared, trace your steps back
     to this fortress and continue along the path to save Liu Zheng.
     If you are having trouble in the area, stop and try to recruit
     Zhang Ren. He is available and there is not a better general
     to have in your active party at this time.
 
 Swordmaker's Home
  1) Just east of Fu Shui castle there is a home in which a swords master
     lives. He tells you that he has been making swords for years, but
     has not made one he truly appreciates. He tells you that the best
     Iron can be found at Mt. Gang. Tai, but that it is very rare. He
     says that if you bring some back he can finally make his masterpiece.
 
 Fu Shui Castle
  Headquarters, Historian
  Inn (25 Gold Each), Provisions
  Blacksmith (Bow, Sword, Ring M, Copper H)
  Merchant (Elixir C, Resurrect, Power Pill)
  1) Battle Meng Da and Tao Qian at the gate. (Moderate)
     - Meng Da
     - Tao Qian
     - Rebel Force x2
     Cast Ji Rou using the general that rides Chi Tu Ma. Have your
     two strongest generals attack Meng Da. Using the other two
     generals that remain, cast Bei Ji on the two attacking generals.
     Make physical attacks against Meng Da until he is defeated. You
     may go all-out at this point if your party is in good health,
     otherwise focus your attacks on Tao Qian before giving up control
     to the computer.
  2) Battle Yan Yan, Fa Zheng, and Yang Huai at the castle. (Hard)
     - Yan Yan
     - Fa Zheng
     - Yang Huai
     - Rebel Force
     Cast Ji Rou with the general that rides Chi Tu Ma and have your
     two strongest generals attack Yan Yan. Have the remaining two cast
     Bei Ji on your attacking officers. On the next round have your best
     general attack Yan Yan with a Power Pill, have your next strongest

     attack Yang Huai with Power Pills, and have everyone else attack
     Yan Yan. This should finish him. Next have everyone attack Yang Huai,
     which should defeat him as well. If you are healthy at this point
     you can go all-out, otherwise focus on Fa Zheng, using Power Pills
     if necessary, while attempting to keep your health up.
  3) Enter the city and rest at the inn.
  4) Buy Power Pills to replace any that you may have used in the
     previous two battles and some Elixir Cs if you use them.
  5) The equipment shop has the Copper H. While this helmet is not a
     huge improvement over the Wood Hs that have likely been serving you
     well for some time now (only a 10 AC gain), it is the best helmet
     you're going to be able to find for a while. You should pick up
     one for each member of your team if you have the money.
  6) Someone reminds you that Liu Zheng is held somewhere in this city.
  7) You hear of a mountain in Shu where good iron can be found.
  8) You are told of the famed general, Wu Yi, who stays in Luo castle.
  9) One of the residents tells you that the last of the Five Tigers
     is currently in Han Zhong's army (you currently have Guan Yu,
     Zhang Fei, Zhao Yun, and Huang Zhong.
  10) Enter the palace and head to the northeast part where you will
     find a path through the wall. Inside you will see Liu Zheng
     behind some bars. If you speak to him he tells you that they
     are old and you could probably break them away by ramming them.
     To open the gate, stand in front of it, and tap the up button
     (do not hold down or press it too firmly) about every half second.
     After about five or six taps, the door should break away. If it
     does not, adjust the speed of your tap, and you should quickly
     have the door open. Both holding the button down, and ramming
     the door, have no worthwhile affect.
  11) Save your game then continue north until you see a castle. Here
     you will battle the last of the Five Tigers. Be prepared.
 
 Luo castle
  Headquarters
  Inn (25 Gold Each)
  Merchant (Elixir C, Resurrect, Smoke pot, Gullwing)
  1) Battle Huang Quan and Leng Bao at the gate. (Easy)
     - Huang Quan
     - Leng Bao
     - Rebel Force x3
     Cast Ji Rou with the general using Chi Tu Ma, have your two
     strongest attack Leng Bao, and have the remaining two cast
     Bei Ji on them. On the next round you may go all-out. When
     they are defeated return to Fu Shui to rest and save your
     game, as you will want to be completely refreshed for the
     next battle.)
  2) Battle Ma Chao, Ma Dai, and Pang De at the castle. (Very Hard)
     - Ma Chao
     - Ma Dai
     - Pang De
     - Rebel Force
     At Luo castle you must battle Ma Chao, along with his generals
     Ma Dai, Pang De, and a Rebel. This is a hard battle, so make sure
     you are prepared before entering it. Have your health and TP
     completely up and have all generals carrying a full stock of
     Power Pills. Pang De knows the spell Ji Mian, which Pang Tong
     (no relation) used when you fought him earlier. He should be
     defeated first but if he casts it make sure you focus on defense
     and healing until it wears off. All you can do it hope for that
     to happen soon. Begin the battle by casting Ji Rou with the
     general who rides Chi Tu Ma (Pang Tong is best for this). Have
     your two strongest generals use Power Pills on Pang De. Have the
     other two cast Bei Ji on those attacking generals. On the second
     round have the general with Chi Tu Ma cast Bei Ji on one of the
     last two generals, have the three best generals use Power Pills
     on Pang De (or Ma Chao if Pang is defeated), and have the last cast
     Bei Ji on himself. From this point on finish Ma Chao with Power
     Pills then move on to Ma Dai. You may need to repeat this battle
     if Pang De casts Ji Mian and it lasts too long.
  3) Ma Chao will be shocked at his defeat and will request to join
     you as a result. If you hire him he will join you along with Ma Dai.
  4) Enter the city and rest at the inn.
  5) Search under the northernmost well to find a Battleax.
  6) At the HQ you can replace generals to let Ma Chao and Ma Dai into
     your party. Remove Pang Tong and put Ma Dai in his place. Give
     Ma Dai the Battleax. If you are still using Wei Yan, replace him
     with Ma Chao. If you recruited Zhang Ren, replace Huang Zhong with
     Ma Chao, even if it means that Ma Chao does nothing for the time
     being. It won't be long until you add him to your active party.
  7) You discover that Mt. Gang Tai, the location the swords master
     was speaking of, is due south of this city.
  8) You are told that Liu Zheng has betrayed you and joined the Han
     Zhong army. Quite a turnaround.
  9) You hear that Mian Zhu Guan fortress is just beyond My. Gang Tai.
  10) Return to Fu Shui and save, then follow the path to Mt. Gang Tai.
 
 Mt. Gang Tai
  1) Follow the path at the entrance until you see two small passages
     to the west and one to the north. Take the northernmost of the
     two west paths. It will wind around to some stairs going down.
     Go down them, and down the stairs you will see below. This will
     take you into a winding passage that leads to around 1400 coins.
     Take the money and return to the two passages by the entrance.
  2) Taking the southern path you will head west through a passage and
     come through by a lake. Walk around the lake to find some stairs
     going down. When you are below you will see a passage to the south-
     eastern area by a pond. Follow that corridor east then north and
     you will find some stairs up. This will take you to a square room,
     which, if you walk around, you will find some more stairs leading up.
     You will come out in a triangle room, which, like the others, has
     some stairs up on the opposite corner. Take the stairs and you will
     come out by a chest. In the chest is the Iron Ore that the weapon
     smith mentioned earlier. Return to the passages by the entrance.
 
 Mian Zhu Guan Fortress
  1) Battle Li Yan, Liu Ba, and Liu Xun at the fortress. (Easy)
     - Li Yan
     - Liu Ba
     - Liu Xun
     - Rebel Force
     Begin the battle by casting Ji Rou with the general that rides
     Chi Tu Ma. Have the other four generals all attack Liu Ba. On
     the next round, if Liu Ba is still alive, have all five
     generals attack him. When he is defeated you may go all-out.
  2) In the westernmost tent a chest contains a Battleax, pick it up.
  3) You find out that Liu Zheng has settled down at Cheng Du and it
     waiting to fight you. The people don't understand why Liu Zheng
     has turned on Liu Bei.
  4) One of the woman's husbands has gone to Mt. Gang Tai to see Iron
     Ore, but has not returned. That was three years ago.
  5) Another fellow is sad that he was unable to find any Iron Ore,
     and he feels that he cannot go home empty handed.
  6) When you are prepared head north to Cheng Du to attack the gate.
     You should be strong enough, but if not return to save and rest.
     There is no sense in taking a risk here.
 
 Swordmaker's home (2nd visit)
  1) Give the Ore that you found to the sword master. He will be happy
     to see it and will promise you some incredible weapons in exchange.
 
 Cheng Du Castle (Invite, Gullwing)
  Palace, Headquarters, Historian
  Inn (30 Gold Each), Provisions
  Blacksmith (Sword, Battleax, Chain M)
  Merchant (Gullwing, Elixir C, Resurrect, Smoke Pot)
  1) Battle Lei Tong and Wu Lan at the gate. (Easy)
     - Lei Tong
     - Wu Lan
     - Rebel Force x3
     Cast Ji Rou with the general that is using Chi Tu Ma and have
     all other generals attack Lei Tong. One the second round
     have all generals attack Lei Tong. If Lei Tong is still
     alive in the third round, repeat the process. If not, you
     may go all-out.
  2) Return to rest and save after this battle unless you are healthy.
  3) Battle Liu Zheng, Gao Pei, Wu Yi, and Wang Lei at Cheng Du castle.
     - Liu Zheng
     - Gao Pei
     - Wu Yi
     - Wang Lei
     - Rebel Force
     Cast Ji Rou with the general that is using Chi Tu Ma and have
     all other generals cast Bei Ji on themselves. On the next
     round have all generals make attacks against Wu Yi. If you
     like, use two Power Pills. If the general that uses Chi Tu Ma
     is a strategist, have them cast Yan Re and heal as needed.
     When Wu Yi is dispatched move on to Gao Pei. After you have
     defeated Gao Pei you may go all-out.
  4) Rest at the inn and invite Liu Bei.
  5) Search by tree one space east of palace entrance for a Scimitar.
  6) If you are in need of them, restock on Smoke Pots, Gullwings,
     and Elixir Cs at the merchant's.
  7) Try to get each of your generals equipped with a Battleax and a
     Chain M. If you are short on gold, go outside and fight some
     random battles. While you are out pick up Zhang Ren, Yan Yan,
     and any other good generals that you really like. Add any of
     them to your party if you feel they can help.
  8) The residents tell you that Cheng Du is the capital of Shu and
     they are eager for Liu Bei to arrive.
  9) One of the residents says that he still sees chaos threatening
     the present calm in the stars. He suggests being prepared.
  10) An old man notices that Liu Bei (Shu) has become nearly as
     powerful as Cao Cao (Wei) and Sun Ce (Wu). He is happy to
     witness Liu Bei's rise in power.
  11) Liu Bei thanks you for restoring honor to his family and
     liberating Shu. He says that an old man came by earlier saying
     something about some swords. Return to the swords master and find
     out what he wanted.
 
 Swordmaker's Home (3rd visit)
  1) When you talk to him he apologizes and says he built the swords
     Bao Ye, Nu Long, Qing Long, Qing Guang, and Wan Sheng, but they
     were all stolen by the Yellow Scarves. He is sad because there
     was nothing he could do.
 
 
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 Cheng Du (2nd Visit) (Invite, Gullwing)
  Palace, Headquarters, Historian
  Inn (30 Gold Each), Provisions
  Blacksmith (Sword, Battleax, Chain M)
  Merchant (Gullwing, Elixir C, Resurrect, Smoke Pot)
  1) When you return to Chang Du Liu Bei will celebrate and point out
     that with Cao Cao in Wei and Sun Ce in Wu peace will arrive at
     last. To maintain peace Liu Bei sends Guan Yu to Chang Sha and
     Zhang Fei to Gui Yang. Soon after they leave a messenger arrives
     to tell you that Cao Cao of Wei has taken ill and died and Sun Ce
     of Wu was assassinated. To make things worse Wu attacks and Guan
     Yu and Zhang Fei are both in danger. You are charged to defend
     them and fight off the attackers.
  2) Use a Gullwing to travel to Chang Sha.
  
 Ling Ling (2nd Visit)
  1) Enter the palace and speak with Guan Yu. Guan Yu explains that
     Zhang Fei has gathered information on Wu, and encourages you to
     travel south to Gui Yang to meet with him.
  2) Standing next to Guan Yu is Guan Xing, his son. Speak with Guan
     Xing and he will offer to join you. Not only is Guan Xing quite
     strong, he is fairly smart as well, and like his father, he
     gains soldiers with level ups. He is one of the finest officers
     in the game, so don't miss this chance to add him to your party.
 
 Gui Yang (2nd Visit)
  1) Enter the palace and speak with Zhang Fei. Zhang Fei informs you
     that Sun Quan now has the imperial seal, and has claimed the title
     of Emperor. Not only that, but Cao Pi has usurped the throne and
     claimed the title of Emperor himself. He also informs you that
     Liu Bei would like to speak with you. Before you return to
     Liu Bei, be sure to defeat the Wu attackers at Ling Ling and
     Wu Ling castles.
  2) Standing next to Zhang Fei is his son, Zhang Bao. If you speak
     with him, he will offer to join your party. Zhang Bao, like his
     father, has a very high attack power, but it is a dozen or so
     points less. Unlike his father, his intelligence stands at a
     passable 150, and intelligence is going to become more and more
     critical as you progress into the game.
       It is worth noting that some people do not like to hire Zhang
     Bao, preferring instead to have both Jiang Wei and Zhuge Liang
     in their party at the end of the game (something you cannot do
     if you hire Zhang Bao into your party). If you are interested
     in this, you have two options. Hire him with a full party, and
     he will go to your reserve, or don't hire him at all. You can
     always return later in the game. Zhang Bao is a great officer,
     however, and unless you are very familiar with the game, you
     will find passing him up to be a mistake.
  
 Ling Ling (2nd Visit)
  Palace, Headquarters, Historian
  Inn (30 Gold Each), Provisions
  Merchant (Power Pill, Smoke Pot, Resurrect) 
  1) Battle Ling Tong and Wu Lan at the gate. (Moderate)
     - Ling Tong
     - Wu Fan
     - Rebel Force x2
     Have your two best warriors attack Wu Fan with Power Pills while
     two other general cast Bei Ji on them. If you still have Ji Rou
     cast it with the general using Chi Tu Ma. Continue attacking
     Wu Fan with your stronger generals while using Power Pills if
     necessary. If you are using any strategists they should cast
     Da Re on Ling Tong. When either Ling Tong or Wu Fan fall you
     should go all-out.
 
 Wu Ling (2nd Visit)
  Inn (30 Gold Each), Provisions
  Merchant (Elixir B, Elixir C, Resurrect)
  1) Battle Fan Zhang and Chen Wu at the gate.
     - Fan Zhang
     - Chen Wu
     - Rebel Force x3
     Begin by casting Ji Rou, if you still have it, using whoever
     has Chi Tu Ma. All other generals should cast Bei Ji on them-
     selves. On the following round all generals should make physical
     attacks or cast Da Re on Fan Zhang. When Ling Tong i defeated go
     all-out. If you are not healthy you should continue with the
     previously mentioned procedure rather than going all-out.
  2) After the battle Fan Zhang says Wei has an alliance with Wu.
 
 Cheng Du (3rd Visit) (Invite, Gullwing)
  Palace, Headquarters, Historian
  Inn (30 Gold Each), Provisions
  Blacksmith (Sword, Battleax, Chain M)
  Merchant (Gullwing, Elixir C, Resurrect, Smoke Pot)
  1) Liu Bei already knows about the alliance between Wei and Wu, and
     that Wei expelled the emperor meaning the collapse of the Han
     Dynasty. Zhang Bao urges Liu Bei to take the throne, saying he
     has more right to it than anyone, but Liu Bei becomes angry and
     says he doesn't want to hear it. Zhang Bao continues with his
     case, pointing out Liu Bei is of the Han house, causing him to
     become even more angry. Zhang Bao, however, presses his case,
     pointing out that if he does nothing their cause will have been
     in vain. Liu Bei finally concedes to his advice, and declares
     himself Emperor, ordering you to begin a campaign against Wu and
     Wei at once.
 
 Jian An Castle
  Inn (30 Gold Each), Provisions
  Merchant (Gullwing, Elixir D, Resurrect, Smoke Pot)
  1) Battle Gan Ning and Lu Su at Jian An castle. (Hard)
     - Gan Ning
     - Lu Su
     - Rebel Force x3
     Gan Ning is capable of some serious damage but Lu Su can cause
     much more by casting Ji Mian. For this reason it is best to remove
     Lu Su first. Have the general that rides Chi Tu Ma cast Bei Ji on
     your strongest warrior while that warrior targets Lu Su with a
     Power Pill. You may want to have one or two of the other generals
     use a Power Pill if your average soldier level is below 3000.
     When Lu Su is defeated attack Gan Ning. Use Power Pills if you
     are weak. If Lu Su casts Ji Mian you should cast Ji Mian and use
     Da Re on Gan Ning while all other generals defend. If you have
     Ce Mian you should cast it at the beginning of the battle and
     maintain it while you defeat Gan Ning with physical attacks or
     Power Pills.
  2) Rest at the inn.
  3) Speak with the residents.
  4) One of the residents tells you that in order to proceed you must
     go south, but he also tells you that Zhou Yu has blocked the canal.
     You also hear that Zhou Yu is the general guarding that pass.
  5) The man in the northwestern home tells you that the tree in his
     backyard is 1000 6) An old man by the inn says that he can block
     the canal if you get him a 1000 year old branch and some sulfur.
  6) In the cave to the north you will find some sulfur. Below the
     isolated tree in the northwestern area of the town you will find
     the Dead Wood from a 1000-year-old tree. Give them to the old man
     waiting by the inn and he will clog the canal for you.
  7) Directly above that tree you will also find a Scimitar. Give
     this powerful weapon to your strongest warrior.
  8) If you are using Smoke Pots, which may be a good idea, you should
     restock while you are here. You can use Gullwings to reach Jian Ye.
     For this reason you should buy enough Gullwings to transport
     yourself until you are strong enough to handle the very powerful
     generals in this area. If you use healing items buy the Elixir Ds.
     They are excellent healing items.
  10) Before you move on to the next castle you should make sure that
     you are fully stocked on Power Pills. You will need them. If you
     come across Gan Ning in a battle that you can handle you should try
     to recruit him. He will be a great help until you reach a level
     high enough to cast Ce Mian.
  11) Follow the road south until you reach Zhou Yu's fortress where
     you will battle the great strategist himself. You will also be
     introduced to one of the most dangerous tactics in the game, An Sha.
 
 Hui Ji fortress
  1) Battle Zhou Yu, Gu Yong, and Kan Ze at the fortress. (Very Hard)
     - Zhou Yu
     - Gu Yong
     - Kan Ze
     - Rebel Force
     Zhou Yu is the greatest threat you have encountered at any
     location so far in the game. He has a new tactic called An Sha.
     This tactic will kill a general in one hit if it is successful.
     When cast by Zhou Yu this is often the case. If you have Ce Mian
     you should cast it at the beginning of the battle and maintain it
     until you emerge victorious. Use physical attacks or Power Pills
     to kill Zhou Yu, Kan Ze, then Gu Yong. If you do not, which is
     usually the cast, you should have the general riding Chi Tu Ma
     cast Bei Ji on the general that is using the Scimitar. Have your
     weakest remaining officer cast Bei Ji on the next strongest general
     on your side. The three generals that are left should use Power
     Pills on Zhou Yu. On the next round you should use Power Pills on
     Zhou Yu with everyone. After Zhou Yu falls move on to defeat
     Kan Ze while still using Power Pills. If you are healthy you can
     go all out with Gu Yong.
        Should Zhou Yu cast Ji Mian you will need to take additional
     steps to stay alive. Have your fastest officer cast Ji Mian, make
     sure all generals are under the effects of Bei Ji, and heal if
     needed. If a very skilled strategist is in combat you may want to
     consider using your best water tactic while conserving enough TP
     to heal if needed. If you loose the battle because Ji Mian would
     not wear off or because Zhou Yu cast it again too fast you may
     wish to try again. If you are seriously defeated, but not under
     these circumstances, it would probably be best to get some
     levelups before attempting the battle again. It is best to enter
     this battle if Zhuge Liang knows Jin Xian and is your acting
     strategist.
  2) Retrieve the Scimitar in the southwestern tent. It is to the
     left of the rightmost pot.
 
 Wu Castle
  Historian
  Inn (35 Gold Each)
  Merchant (Gullwing, Elixir D, Resurrect, Power Pill)
  1) Battle Zhu Ge Jin, Jang Qin, and Han Dang at the fortress. (Moderate)
     - Zhu Ge Jin
     - Jang Qin
     - Han Dang
     - Rebel Force x2
     Have the general riding Chi Tu Ma cast Bei Ji on your smartest
     officer. Have that officer cast Hong Shui or, if you have it,
     Huo Shen on the enemy party. Have all other officers attack
     Zhu Ge Jin. If your party is weak you may want to use Power
     Pills to defeat Zhu Ge Jin quickly. You may also wish to have
     another officer cast Hong Shui or Huo Shen if you have enough
     TPs to throw around. When Zhu Ge Jin is defeated along with
     one of his officers you can go all out.
     Trivia: Zhuge Jin is Zhuge Liang's brother, who served Wu loyally.
  2) Rest at the inn.
  3) Speak with the people.
  4) You hear that the next fortress is named Po Yang and you must
     pass under the mountains through a tunnel to get there.
  5) A number of the villagers are scared or surprised by a glowing
     light that they have seen in the tunnel. One is concerned that
     it may be a demon.
  6) Lu Meng, a resident that looks like an officer, takes a hostile
     attitude toward you and demands that you leave Wu.
  7) If you search to the right of the well you will find a crossbow.
     Have your best officer equip this weapon and give the scimitar
     to the next best general.
  8) Search the eastern end of the trail outside the inn to find a
     Splint M armor. Excellent protection for this point of the game.
  9) Stop by the merchant's and restock on Power Pills and Gullwings.
     You have a long trip ahead of you so unless you are not concerned
     by the generals you have been facing it is probably best to buy
     some Smoke Pots or Elixir Ds as well.
  10) Save your game and when you are prepared continue on to Po Yang.
 
 Mountain Tunnel
  1) Follow the path from the entrance to the stairs leading down.
  2) You will find yourself in another passage that winds around
     and again goes down.
  3) The passage you are in should now have green walls and there
     should be paths to the west and the north. Go west and continue
     along this road. You will see a treasure by some hot rocks that
     you will get soon. After traveling this path for a while it will
     fork. You may either continue south or you may turn west. You
     should go west and follow that path to the treasure to noticed
     earlier. The hot rocks will do good damage to all generals that
     step on them each time you move a square, so if you are weak make
     sure you stay healed. In the chest you will find a Steel H,
     which you should give to the officer that is most vital to your
     strategy. Cross the hot rocks again, go back to the fork in the
     road, and go south to the next set of stairs which lead up.
  4) You should now be in a part of the cave with yellow walls. Directly
     above you there should be a set of stairs leading up. If you are
     interested in retrieving an Elixir D follow the instructions in
     this step. If not, continue up those stairs. If you are going to
     proceed with this floor you should follow the passage along the
     bottom wall until it forks somewhere near the north part of the
     cave. The north passage is a dead end and the eastern passage
     continues to the Elixir D, which will be found back at the southern
     area of the cave. Return to the set of stairs and follow the stairs
     up to the floor above.
  5) You will now find yourself in the area of the cave with orange walls.
     In this cave orange means you are on the ground level. Follow the
     path to the north and back around to the south again and a set of
     stairs that lead back down.
  6) Now you will be back in the yellow area again. To the east there
     are some stairs leading back up and to the north there is a passage.
     The northern passage just loops back around to where it started so
     you should just go up the stairs to the east.
  7) You are now once again on the orange floor. Follow the path to the
     north until it branches. You can continue north or you may follow
     another passage to the west. The northern passage is a dead end,
     so turn west and continue up along that path. Along the northern
     wall of the cave you will have the choice of going south or
     continuing east. The southern path is a dead end so continue east
     and around the bend on another screen. When traveling along the
     eastern wall of the cave you will see a passage on the east wall.
     This passage exits the cave. Unless you are wounded so badly that
     you cannot go any farther you should first continue south. In the
     southeastern corner of the cave you will see some stairs leading
     down. Follow them below.
  8) You will now be back on the yellow floor with some stairs continuing
     down immediately above you. Continue even deeper into the cave.
  9) You will now be in a large cavern with some hot rocks immediately
     to your west. Cross those rocks and open the chest on the other
     side. "Ahead something is glowing. There is a sudden chill as if
     from an evil presence. Upon examination, you find it to be a
     sword, glowing eerily like a forsaken spirit.  got a
     sword."  This sword is Nu Long and it is one of the five swords
     the swords master in Shu made. It has an amazing attack power
     of 240 and should be given to your best general. If you have an
     officer with a high strength and over 10000 soldiers they should
     be the one to receive the blade. Now go back up the stairs to
     the floor above and up again so you are on the orange floor.
     Go north and follow the passage to the right and to some stairs
     that lead up and out of the cave.
  10) If you are very wounded and you do not think you can handle a
     very hard fortress battle you should use a Gullwing to return and
     heal. If you are healthy, for example if you used Smoke Pots,
     continue on to the fortress.
 
 Po Yang fortress
  Inn (35 Gold Each)
  1) Battle Ding Feng at the gate. (Moderate)
     - Ding Feng
     - Rebel Force x3
     If you are short on TPs you may just want to cast Bei Ji on the
     generals using Nu Long and the Crossbow using the officer that
     rides Chi Tu Ma along with another weaker general. Attack Ding
     Feng until he himself is defeated then go all-out. Use a Gullwing,
     or if you do not have any, the spell Gui Huan to return home. It
     is best to use this spell when facing rebels to insure a high
     success rate. If you are doing well and have many TPs you should
     just follow the instructions above, but do not cast Bei Ji. When
     the battle is over fight some Rebels and use Jin Xian to heal
     your party. If you are not using Zhuge Liang as your strategist
     change this just to heal then reassign your old tactician.
  2) Battle Chen Pu, Zhang Zhao and Bu Xi at the fortress. (Hard)
     - Chen Pu
     - Zhang Zhao
     - Bu Xi
     - Rebel Force x2
     If you do not yet have Ce Mian you should probably avoid this battle
     until you do. If you do not and you wish to continue you should cast
     Bei Ji on your three best generals and have them attack Zhang Zhao,
     Cheng Pu, then Bu Xi with Power Pills. If you do have Ce Mian you
     should have the general riding Chi Tu Ma cast Ce Mian. Have your
     two strongest generals attack Zhang Zhao with Power Pills while the
     remaining two cast Bei Ji on your two attackers. Makes sure you
     keep Ce Mian in power until Zhang Zhao is defeated at the very least.
     On the second round have one of your powerful generals attack Zhang
     Zhao with a Power Pill while the others attack Chen Pu normally.
     After Chen Pu is defeated you may go all-out.
        If your strategist casts An Sha it is best to rethink your
     strategy for this battle. Chen Pu, Zhang Zhao, and Bu Xi are all
     very smart officers and you will probably only get one head at
     most. Have Zhuge Liang or Pang Tong serve as your strategist
     for this battle so you have access to Ce Mian.
  3) Rest at the inn.
  4) Speak with the people.
  5) You are told that Sun Quan was here, but that he has left to
     Jian Ye castle with Lu Sun.
  6) Someone tells you that Jin Du castle is to the southeast.
  7) Again you meet Lu Meng. He is becoming angry and again he warns
     you to leave Wu.
  8) If you are confident move on to attack Jin Du castle. If the
     previous battle gave you trouble, on the other hand, it may be
     best to return and save before proceeding.
 
 Jin Du Castle
  Inn (35 Gold Each)
  Blacksmith (Scimitar, Crossbow, Chain M, Broze H)
  Merchant (Elixir D, Resurrect)
  1) Battle Huang Gai at the gate. (Easy)
     - Huang Gai
     - Rebel Force x2
     Huang Gai is a good warrior but this battle is rather easy.
     Have all of your generals attack him until he is defeated then
     go all-out. If you are not very powerful you may want to have
     the general riding Chi Tu Ma cast Bei Ji on Nu Long's user,
     then attack him with everyone. If you are using a strategist
     with An Sha just take his head then go all-out. If you are
     wounded after the battle cast Jin Xian while fighting some
     rebels or return to the inn.
  2) Battle Sun Yu, Zhang Hong, and Zhu Zhi at the castle. (Moderate)
     - Sun Yu
     - Zhang Hong
     - Zhu Zhi
     - Rebel Force
     For this battle it is best to use Zhuge Liang or Pang Tong
     as your strategist. Have your fastest general cast Ce Mian
     while two others cast Bei Ji on your two best attackers. Have
     your two attackers use Power Pills on Zhang Hong. Maintain
     Ce Mian until Zhang Hong is defeated. On the next round have
     one or two of your best officers use Power Pills on Zhang Hong
     again, have your weakest officer attack Zhu Zhi to drop him
     below 10000 soldiers, and have everyone else attack Sun Yu.
     You may want to use some Power Pills on Sun Yu if you are not
     very powerful. When you have defeated Sun Yu you can go all-out.
        If you are using one of the An Sha using strategists you
     should have the general that rides Chi Tu Ma cast and maintain
     Ji Mian. Zhuge Liang should cast An Sha on Zhu Zhi, then after
     him Sun Yu. If you have another skilled strategist in the
     battle you may want to have them casting An Sha as well, but
     if you do this have them target Zhu Zhi while Zhuge Liang
     focuses Sun Yu instead. Continue attacking Zhang Hong with
     Power Pills until he is defeated then move on to Sun Yu if he
     is still alive. When both Sun Yu and Zhang Hong are defeated
     go all-out.
  3) Rest at the inn.
  4) Speak with the people, but not Lu Meng.
  5) You are told that Sun Quan's castle, Jian Ye, is to the northeast.
  6) One of the residents speaks of the large burden placed upon the
     residents by some brigands that live to the south in an inn. He
     asks if you would be willing to help liberate them from the pain
     caused by these bandits by defeating them. In exchange for this
     they will give you the town treasure.
  7) If you use Elixir Ds go to the merchant's place and restock.
  8) Several nice items are available in the weapon shop. If you are
     powerful you should not concern yourself with the purchase of the
     Crossbow or Scimitar. You should buy Bronze Hs for all generals
     that are equipped with a lesser helmet. If you are very weak you
     should buy some Crossbows to replace your weaker items.
  9) Lu Meng has also followed you to this city. If you speak with him
     he will point out that he has warned you enough and now he plans
     to remove you from Wu on his own accord.
  10) Battle Lu Meng in the city. (Moderate)
      - Lu Meng
      - Rebel Force x3
      You should have Ce Mian available for this battle in order for
      it to run smoothly. An Sha and Ji Mian will be of little use so
      it is best not to use those strategists. Begin by casting Ce Mian
      with the general that uses Chi Tu Ma and make sure to maintain it
      until Lu Meng is defeated. Have all the other generals cast Bei Ji
      on themselves. On the next round have everyone available attack Lu
      Meng and continue with this procedure until Lu Meng is defeated.
      When he falls go all-out then rest at the inn to recover your lost
      TPs. When you have defeated Lu Meng he will run off confident that
      Tai Si Ci [Taishi Ci] will succeed where you have failed.
  11) When you are prepared go south to fight the bandits if you have
      decided to help the villagers, or east to Sun Quan's castle.
 
 Brigand's Inn
  1) Battle five Pirates at the Brigand's Inn. (Moderate)
     - Pirate
     - Pirate
     - Pirate
     - Pirate
     - Pirate
     If your strategist knows Ce Mian you should begin the battle by
     having all generals cast Bei Ji on themselves. On the next round
     have all officers with over 100 intelligence cast Huo Shen while
     the others attack the first pirate. When three of them have
     fallen you should go all-out.
        If your strategist knows An Sha begin the battle by casting
     Ji Mian with the officer riding Chi Tu Ma. Maintain Ji Mian until
     the battle is completed. Have all other generals with intelligence
     over 100 cast An Sha on the opposing Pirates starting with the
     first. Have all remaining officers attack the last Pirate. When
     four of the Pirates have been defeated you should go all-out.
  2) When you have defeated them they will beg forgiveness and promise
     to change their ways.
  3) Return to Jin Du castle to rest at the inn and gather your reward.
 
 Jin Du Castle (2nd Visit)
  Inn (35 Gold Each)
  Blacksmith (Scimitar, Crossbow, Chain M, Broze H)
  Merchant (Elixir D, Resurrect)
  1) Rest at the inn
  2) Seek out the resident that promised you the town treasure in
     exchange for eradicating the brigands and speak with him. He
     will give you the sword Qing Long in exchange for the favor.
     This is the second of the swords that the swords master in Shu
     made and it is just as powerful as Nu Long. Give it to your
     next best warrior.
  3) Return to Cheng Du to save your game if you are having trouble
     with the battles in the area. If you want some extra tactical
     strength for the upcoming battles you should cut your party to
     five members so Zhuge Liang can participate in battles. This
     assumes he is your active strategist.
  4) Follow the path to the east and then the north when you are on
     the far side of the mountains to Jian Ye castle. Here you will
     battle Sun Quan and his men.
 
 Jian Ye Castle (Invite, Gullwing)
  Palace, Headquarters, Historian
  Inn (40 Gold Each), Provisions
  Blacksmith (Crossbow, Lance, Splint M, Iron H)
  Merchant (Resurrect, Elixir D, Gullwing, Smoke Pot)
  1) Battle Sun Yi at the first gate. (Easy)
     - Sun Yi
     - Rebel Force x4
     If your strategist casts Ce Mian begin the battle by casting
     Bei Ji on the two generals with 240 AP. Have the remaining general
     attack Sun Yi. On the following round have all generals attack
     Sun Yi and continue until he is defeated. When this happens go
     all-out.
        If your strategist knows An Sha have all generals attack
     Sun Yi while your smartest general uses An Sha. If it fails
     repeat in the next round then go all-out.
  2) Battle Zhou Tai an Xue Zong at the second gate. (Moderate)
     - Zhou Tai
     - Xue Zong
     - Rebel Force x2
     If you use one of the strategists with Ce Mian begin the battle
     by casting Bei Ji on the two generals using magical swords. Have
     all remaining generals attack Zhou Tai. On the next round have
     all generals attack Zhou Tai then go all-out. If you are wounded
     after the battle find a band of rebels and use Jin Xian to heal.
        If your strategist knows An Sha have all generals make normal
     attacks against Xue Zong while one or two of your smartest
     officers casts An Sha on Zhou Tai. Repeat if Zhou Tai does not
     die, then go all-out.
  3) Battle Sun Huan, Xu Sheng, and Lu Ji at the third gate. (Moderate)
     - Sun Huan
     - Xu Sheng
     - Lu Ji
     - Rebel Force x2
     If you are using a Ce Mian strategist begin the battle by casting
     Bei Ji on all officers. On the next round have your two strongest
     generals attack Xu Sheng and Lu Ji to drop them below 10,000
     soldiers. Have one or two of your smartest officers cast
     Huo Shen. Have all remaining officers attack Sun Huan. On the
     next round all officers should attack Sun Huan but the officer or
     officers that you have casting Huo Shen. Continue with this
     pattern until two of your opponents are defeated then go all-out.
     Remember to keep enough TPs to heal.
        If your strategist uses An Sha begin the battle by having your
     two smartest officers cast An Sha on Sun Huan and Xu Sheng. Have
     the general riding Chi Tu Ma cast Ji Mian and maintain it until
     Sun Huan is defeated. Have all remaining officers attack Lu Ji.
     If Sun Huan or Xu Sheng live through the first round, have the
     general cast An Sha on them again. When two of your three
     opponents are defeated go all-out. Return to Jin Du to rest and
     if you are not confident return to Cheng Du to save.
  4) At the castle you will meet Sun Quan who reveals his plans to
     conquer Shu and then betray and attack Wei. He tells you he is
     ready to die for his ambitions and orders his men to attack.
  5) Battle Tai Si [Taishi] Ci and Lu Sun [Xun] at the castle. (Very Hard)
     - Tai Si Ci
     - Lu Sun
     - Rebel Force x3
     If your strategist knows Ce Mian you should have the general that
     is riding Chi Tu Ma cast and maintain it until Lu Sun is defeated.
     Cast Bei Ji on your two fastest warriors and have them use Power
     Pills on Lu Sun. On the next round attack Lu Sun with enough
     generals using Power Pills to defeat him. If this takes another
     round then do so in the next. When Lu Sun is near defeat or is
     defeated have all available generals attack Tai Si Ci. When Tai
     Si Ci falls below 10,000 soldiers and Lu Sun is defeated you may
     go all-out.)
        If your strategist uses An Sha you should have all warriors
     attacking Lu Sun with Power Pills while one or two of your smartest
     warriors cast An Sha on Tai Si Ci. It will probably work on the
     first try and the second will probably be wasted on Lu Sun, but
     on a very rare occasion it will kill both of them. Use Power
     Pills with all available generals on Lu Sun until he is defeated.
     When both Lu Sun and Tai Si Ci are defeated you can go all-out.
     Lu Sun may cast Ji Mian. If he does you should cast Ji Mian as
     well assuming Tai Si Ci is alive. Attack Tai Si Ci with An Sha
     while Zhuge Liang uses An Sha on Lu Sun. When Ji Mian wears
     off go back to the strategy above. It is best to do this battle
     with a strategist that knows Ce Mian.
  6) Battle Sun Quan at the castle. (Very Hard *)
     - Sun Quan
     - Rebel Force x4
     If your strategist knows Ce Mian begin the battle by casting it
     and maintaining it as long as you have TPs to spare. Make sure
     you have enough TPs to heal if needed. Have your two strongest
     generals attack Sun Quan while the two remaining officers cast
     Bei Ji on them. In the following rounds have all available
     officers attack Sun Quan. If you run out of enough spare TPs
     to cast Ce Mian start using Power Pills to end the battle
     quickly. When Sun Quan is defeated go all out.
        If you are using a strategist that knows An Sha you should
     have the general that uses Chi Tu Ma cast Ji Mian and maintain
     it as long as Sun Quan is above 10000 soldiers. Have all other
     officers attack Sun Quan with Power Pills. Do not bother casting
     An Sha on Sun Quan, he is immune to its effects. In the following
     rounds continue using Power Pills on Sun Quan until he is
     defeated, then go all-out.
        * If you too wounded for this battle, but strong enough to
     survive a few rounds, there is a trick you can use to make this
     battle easier. If you can retreat from this battle or successfully
     cast Gui Huan, you can return and rest. If you do this and return
     you will also find that you no longer have to face Tai Si Ci and
     Lu Sun. You start the battle against Sun Quan. This also allows
     you to hire Tai Si Ci or Lu Sun before facing Sun Quan.
  7) Rest at the inn.
  8) Speak with the people.
  9) A resident tells you that Cao Pi spreads his family between his
     castles allowing him to hear of all that happens.
  10) They remind you that you are entering the land of Wei and they
     suggest that you watch your back.
  11) The residents hope you defeat Cao Pi before it is too late.
  12) Residents are thankful that Wu will finally see peace.
  13) Go to the merchant's shop and restock on Gullwings along with
     Elixir Ds and Smoke Pots if you use them. Sell your old armor
     and helmets, but remember to hold on to your Steel H. Do this
     only if you will have around 310,000 money after selling these
     items. This will insure that you have enough to replace your
     sold equipment. If you do not have enough you may want to fight
     in Wu until you do.
  14) Invite Liu Bei and save your game.
  15) Liu Bei thanks you for all you have done and realizes that you
     are tired from so many battles, but he urges you to move on into
     Wei to finally unite China.
 
 
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 - CHAPTER IX - WEI, THE GREAT PLAINS -
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 Guang Ling Castle
  Inn (40 Gold Each)
  Blacksmith (Lance, Plate M)
  Merchant (Resurrect, Elixir D, Gullwing, Power Pill)
  1) Battle Xia Hou Yuan at the gate. (Very Easy)
     - Xia Hou Yuan
     - Rebel Force x4
     Xia Hou Yuan can be defeated with normal physical attacks. Once
     you drop him below 10,000 soldiers he is no longer a serious threat.
     If you are weak you may want to use a Power Pill or two to speed
     up this process. Continue attacking Xia Hou Yuan until he is
     defeated or go all-out if you don't mind losing a few more
     soldiers. 6260 Exp, 10690 Gold, 49500 Rations.
  2) Battle Zhang Liao and Cao Zhen at the gate. (Hard)
     - Zhang Liao
     - Cao Zhen
     - Rebel Force x3
     You should begin by defeating Zhang Liao as fast as possible.
     You should be using a Ce Mian type strategist for this battle.
     On the first round cast and maintain Ce Mian while you have two
     officers cast Bei Ji on your strongest warriors. Have those
     warriors use Power Pills on Zhang Liao. On the round after that,
     maintaining Ce Mian if Zhang Liao is still alive, you should have
     all available generals attack Zhang Liao again. When Zhang falls
     go all-out after healing if needed. If you do not have Ce Mian
     you should use Power Pills with all available generals to defeat
     Zhang Liao. 10180 Exp, 12530 Gold, 65500 Rations.
  3) Rest at the inn.
  4) Speak with the people.
  5) There is a man named Jiang Wei and he asks if Zhuge Liang is
     present. If you say yes he will admit to you how much he admires
     the great strategist and asks if he may accompany you so that he
     might learn from him. If you accept, he will join you.
  6) A lady complains that he has cut her foot on something under a tree.
  7) One of the residents is upset because he has lost the sword that
     he stole from some bandits.
  8) Search under the eastern tree in the middle area of the town to
     find the sword Bo Ye. You should give the blade to your third
     best warrior, but not to the general you use to cast tactics.
  9) Restock on Power Pills, Elixir Ds, and Gullwings while you revive
     any generals that Zhang Liao may have defeated.
  10) If you have the money you should sell all your outdated armor to
     the merchant in favor of the Plate Ms that are now available.
     You may want to get this armor before moving on in the game.
  11) Return to Jian Ye if you wish to save or need to place Jiang Wei
     in your active party. He is a very good general and probably the
     best person to give Chi Tu Ma to. He is good at avoiding tactics
     and will rarely go second when he carries this item. Jiang Wei
     is also the best An Sha type strategist in the game.
 
 He Fei fortress
  1) Battle Cao Zhi at the gate. (Moderate)
     - Cao Zhi
     - Rebel Force x4
     You should treat Cao Zhi as Zhang Liao's equal when it comes to
     their ability to cause damage. Winning will not be difficult, so
     the objective becomes victory with no deaths. It is best to begin
     the battle using a strategist that knows Ce Mian. Cast Ce Mian
     when the battle begins and maintain it until Cao Zhi is defeated.
     This will also prevent him from healing. If you want to move on
     to the fortress immediately after the battle you may want to use
     some Power Pills to reduce the TP loss. When you have defeated
     Cao Zhi go all-out. If you are using one of the An Sha strategists
     you should simply use Power Pills with all available generals to
     defeat Cao Zhi. 7255 Exp, 11105 Gold, 47400 Rations.
  2) Battle Cao Pi, Cao Ren, and Xia Hou Dun at the gate. (Hard)
     - Cao Pi
     - Cao Ren
     - Xia Hou Dun
     - Rebel Force x2
     Cao Pi will catch you off guard every time you fight him, so all
     you can do is hope for the best. He uses Ji Mian or An Sha on the
     first round with surprising consistency, so you must plan around
     whatever may happen on the first round. If you are using a Ce Mian
     type strategist you should cast and maintain the tactic as long as
     Cao Pi and Xia Hou Dun remain in the battle. Have your other
     warriors cast Bei Ji on themselves. On the next round have all
     available officers use Power Pills on Cao Pi. When you defeat
     Cao Pi make normal attacks on Dun until he falls then go all-out.
     Make sure you save some TPs for healing any damage done to you and
     your allies. You should not use an An Sha type strategist for this
     battle, but if you do cast and maintain Ji Mian while you defeat
     Cao Pi with Power Pills. Use An Sha to defeat Cao Ren.
     18125 Exp, 13150 Gold, 72700 Exp.
  3) Cao Pi admits that he is impressed with your power, but he swears
     that he will be back with reinforcements.
  4) Speak with the people.
  5) If you are weak return to Jian Ye castle to rest and save your game.
     If strong, continue down the path to battle Cao Pi at Ru Nan castle.
 
 Ru Nan castle
  Palace, Headquarters, Historian
  Inn (30 Gold Each), Provisions
  Blacksmith (Lance, Plate M, Steel H)
  Merchant (Resurrect, Gullwing, Elixir D)
   1) Battle Cao Xiu and Cao Chun at the first gate. (Very Easy)
     - Cao Xiu
     - Cao Chun
     - Rebel Force x3
     This battle is nothing serious. If you are not very powerful you
     should focus attacks on Cao Chun until he is defeated an then go
     all-out. If your party is on a high level you should simply go
     all-out then use Jin Xian once in a random battle to heal your wounds.
     If An Sha is available you should take Cao Chun's head and then go
     all-out. 11770 Exp, 10865 Gold, 39600 Rations.
  2) Battle Xia Hou Shang and Xia Hou De at the second gate.
     - Xia Hou Shang
     - Xia Hou De
     - Rebel Force x3
     This battle is not much more difficult than the one you just faced
     at the first gate. If you are powerful simply go all-out and use
     Jin Xian to heal your wounds in a random battle. If you are weak
     concentrate your attacks on Xia Hou De until he falls then go all-out.
     If the strategist you have selected uses An Sha you should have your
     two smartest officers cast it on Xia Hou Shang, you may even defeat
     him. Go all-out after the first round. Use Ji Mian once before
     going all-out if you are weak so you can reduce the damage caused
     to your side. 13593 Exp, 10672 Gold, 51600 Rations.
  3) Battle Cao Pi, Cao Zhang, Cao Ang and Xia Hou Mao at the gate. (Very Hard)
     - Cao Pi
     - Cao Zhang
     - Cao Ang
     - Xia Hou Mao
     - Rebel Force
     Cao Pi kept his promise and now you are faced with a real battle.
     As before he will catch you off guard so you may need to modify
     your usual strategies if one of your officers dies on the first
     round. Do no use an An Sha type strategist for this battle.
     Ce Mian should be cast and maintained until Cao Pi is defeated.
     On the first round have all available officers cast Bei Ji on
     themselves. On the following rounds use Power Pills to defeat
     Cao Pi then Cao Zhang. When Cao Ang and Xia Hou Mao are the only
     remaining officers go all-out. If you are weak you should remove
     Xia Hou Mao as well before taking any additional steps. If you
     have a skilled strategist available in battle you may want to
     cast Huo Shen for a good chance at hitting most opposing generals.
     Make sure you save enough TPs to heal in an emergency.
        If you did decide to use an An Sha user you should use Power
     Pills to defeat the opponents starting with Cao Pi and following
     up with Cao Zhang, Xia Hou Mao, and Cao Ang. You should target
     Cao Ang and Xia Hou Mao with An Sha and it is usually best to
     maintain Ji Mian as long as any opposing officers are alive.
  4) After you defeat Cao Pi Si Ma Yi will arrive with his army and
     attack Cao Pi. Cao Pi, who was not expecting Si Ma Yi's betrayal,
     will try to flee but fail. Si Ma Yi will claim Wei for himself
     and give you Cao Pi's head to take back to Jian Ye. He casts a
     thunder spell that you cannot counter and next thing you know you
     are inside Jian Ye's inn. The inn owner will wake you and tell
     you that Liu Bei is searching for you.
  5) Liu Bei explains that Guan Suo found you passed out in the field
     and returned you to the castle. He suggests that you go to Chang
     Sha castle to thank him.
  6) At Chang Sha castle you will meet Guan Suo. He will tell you how
     to counter Si Ma Yi's magic. Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Up Down.
     Guan Suo:  "Si Ma Yi's thunder tactic is one of the tactics in Sun
     Zi's book. I know the counter-spell. Up, up, down, down, left,
     right, up, down. Do this when he's calling the thunder and it will
     be negated."  During the battle Si Ma Yi will tell you that you
     can't defend against his thunder, then when you confirm it will
     make the confirmation noise, but no text will appear. Hit the key
     sequence at this time and you will counter his spell.
  7) Make Zhuge Liang your strategist and return to Ru Nan castle to
     battle Si Ma Yi. He will again cast his thunder, but there will
     be a pause after he does so. You must enter the counter spell in
     this time. If you succeed Si Ma Yi will realize that his spell
     has failed and he will attack you. If you fail you will once
     again be in Jian Ye's inn.
  8) Battle Si Ma Yi, Xu Zhu and Dian Wei at the castle. (Very Hard)
     - Si Ma Yi
     - Xu Zhu
     - Dian Wei
     - Rebel Force x2
     Si Ma Yi is twice as dangerous as any other officer in Wei. It
     is recommended that you use Zhuge Liang as your strategist
     whenever you face Si Ma Yi. You will be ambushed and as a result
     Si Ma Yi may cause serious damage with his first unrestricted attack.
     Cast Ce Mian at the beginning of the battle and maintain it until
     you defeat Si Ma Yi. Have all other generals use Bei Ji on them-
     selves. On the following rounds use Power Pills on Si Ma Yi until
     he is defeated. After he is defeated make normal attacks against
     Xu Zhu until he falls then go all-out with Dian Wei.
        If your strategist knows An Sha you should begin by casting
     Ji Mian. Maintain it as long as Xu Zhu and Dian Wei remain alive.
     Have your two smartest officers cast An Sha on Xu Zhu and Dian Wei.
     Repeat on the next round if they survive. Attack Si Ma Yi whenever
     you can spare an officer. You should conserve your Power Pills for
     when Si Ma Yi is nearly defeated. When his soldiers are somewhere
     between 7,000 and 10,000 you should attack him with everything
     you've got. Make sure you do not kill the Rebels. If he heals
     continue attacking him until you get your chance. When Si Ma Yi
     casts Wan Fu there is a chance he may target the rebels instead of
     himself. If you loose consider making Zhi Ge Liang your strategist.
        Note: Dian Wei, although scheduled to appear again in a later
     battle, can actually be recruited after your victory here.
     29690 Exp, 14750 Gold, 41200 Rations.
  9) Rest at the inn.
  10) Speak with the people.
  11) Everyone speaks of a place called Chin castle. There are rumors
     of two caves that lead under the mountain to this area.
  12) Restock on Gullwings and Elixir Ds at the merchant's shop.
  13) If your money total is above 110,000 you should go to the
     merchant's shop and sell all of your Iron Hs. Take the new funds
     to the equipment shop and buy everyone some Steel Hs to replace
     them. You now have all the best armor in the game.
  14) Use a Gullwing to return to Jian Ye castle and save your game.
     If you have not purchased the best armor and helmets available
     you should do so at this point. Save up in Wei's fields until
     you have enough money if you are short. Smoke Pots may also be
     useful for the next area.
  15) When you are prepared return to Ru Nan with a Gullwing and look
     for a passage into the mountain along the southwestern wall.
     Enter the passage.
 
 Secret Mountain Passage (First Cave)
  1) Follow the path until you reach a fork in the road, and take the
     northern trail. Take the first southern path afterward down to a
     treasure chest which contains a Power Pill.
  2) Return to the path you were on and continue around the west wall
     until it turns east, then follow the northern trail when it splits
     off in that direction. Search again to find a Bronze H, then return
     to the main path. Continue until you find stairs to Basement 1.
  3) Follow the western path until it curls around to a chest
     containing a Smoke Pot, then down the path again and take the
     first available north path approaching the stairs (the one
     directly north and south of the stairs are both dead ends). 
  4) Follow it around the room find stairs leading down to Basement 2.
     From here, follow the path back up to Basement 1, then back down
     to Basement 2 and around until you reach a fork in the road, the
     eastern path being covered with lava. Cross this lava to find
     three chests containing, from bottom to top, Wan Sheng (one of
     the five swords, AP 190), Plate M, and Bronze H. Give Wan Sheng
     to Guan Xing (or another realistic fighter). Zhuge Liang's
     Jin Xian is good for healing lava damage. Return to the fork in
     the road, then continue north until you find a path leading to
     Basement 3.
  5) Follow the path on Basement 3 until you reach some stairs in the
     middle of the room. Continue south beyond these stairs to find
     three southern paths. Take the west of the three trails to find
     stairs leading back to Basement 2 then continue through the next
     two sets of stairs to reach the main floor again. This long trail
     takes you out of the cave.
  6) Continue west until you find the second cave.
 
 Secret Mountain Passage (Second Cave)
  1) The first southern path is a dead end, continue west and follow
     the path around the room to Basement 1. In Basement one take the
     first north in a fork, then follow the stairs to Basement 2.
     Take the quick path there back up to Basement 1 and open this
     chest to obtain the Halberd (AP 250). The Halberd is the best
     weapon in the game, and even though it is only 10 AP higher than
     the AP 140 swords, it seems to do considerably more damage. I
     give this weapon to Zhao Yun, then forward his sword to Ma Chao.
     Ma Chao's goes to Jiang Wei. Return to the fork on Basement 1.
  2) Continue west until you reach another split in the road, then
     turn south into a larger room. east of this room you will find
     six treasures chests which contain, listed from left to right,
     top to bottom: Plate M, Gullwing, Elixir D, Splint M, Iron H,
     Steel H. Return to the split in the road, then go west to the
     stairs leading to Basement 2.
  3) Continue down the path until you reach an area with a northeast
     path above you, and an option to continue south. Take the north-
     east path above you directly to a chest containing Qing Guang
     (AP 240). Give Guan Xing's sword to a reserve or backup fighter,
     then let him take this stronger weapon. If you have gotten all
     items along the way, you should now be equipped with the best
     swords and armor available in the game.
  4) Return to the place where the path splits, then go to the south-
     east area of the map where you pick up a Gullwing. Continue north
     until you find another chest below some stairs containing a Power
     Pill. Pass the stairs to pick up an Elixir D. Return to the
     stairs and ascend to Basement 1, follow to more stairs leading
     to the Main Floor, and then exit the cave.
  5) Follow the bridge to the north, then turn west to Chen Liu Fortress.
 
 Chen Liu Fortress
  1) Battle Niu Jin at the gate. (Very Easy)
     - Niu Jin
     - Rebel Force x3
     Go all-out to kill him. If you are using An Sha you may want to
     conserve your TP and destroy him with normal attacks unless you
     don't mind using Zhuge Liang specifically to heal between battles.
  2) Battle Si Ma Yi, Yang Xiu, and Jang Gan at the fortress. (Very Hard)
     - Si Ma Yi
     - Yang Xiu
     - Jiang Gan
     - Rebel Force x2
     Both An Sha and Ji Mian are weak in this battle, so you will want
     to make your strategist Zhuge Liang or Pang Tong for Ce Mian.
     Your Chi Tu Ma rider should activate Ce Mian right away to keep
     Si Ma Yi from healing or using Ji Mian. Use Bei Ji on Zhang Bao,
     Zhao Yun, and if you like, Ma Chao using free officers who go
     faster. Use Power Pills with only the generals using Bei Ji -
     or with everyone if this battle will make you too weak to continue -
     and destroy Si Ma Yi before dropping maintenance of Ce Mian.
     Defeat Yang Xiu next followed by Jiang Gan. If you have a good
     amount of TP left you may want to preserve it to continue to the
     next castle, otherwise feel free to prevent Yang Xiu from healing
     as well and end the battle. Go all-out once Jiang Gan is the only
     remaining officer. ??? Exp, 14080 Gold, 60700 Rations.
  3) Enter and speak with the people.
  4) The next battle is not easy. If you are in poor shape, you will
     have to return and rest, then navigate through the caves again
     (you can use Smoke Pots to save time). If you feel up to the
     challenge though, continue to the next battle without saving
     or returning.
  5) Continue north to Chin Castle.
 
 Chin castle
  Inn (20 Gold Each), Provisions
  Merchant (Resurrect, Elixir D, Gullwing, Smoke Pot)
 
  1) Battle Xun Huo, Li Dian, and Wang Shuang at the castle. (Very Hard)
     - Xun Huo
     - Li Dian
     - Wang Suang
     - Rebel Force x2
     If using Ce Mian, cast and maintain the tactic with your
     Chi Tu Ma rider starting at the beginning of the battle, Xun Huo
     knows An Sha. Cast Bei Ji on Zhang Bao and Zhao Yun, and have
     them both use Power Pills on Xun Huo. Following round, still
     maintaining Ce Mian, use Bei Ji on Guan Xing and Ma Chao, then
     continue to use Power Pills to destroy Xun Huo. Once he is dead
     either go all-out, or use tactics and attacks to destroy
     Wang Shuang then Li Dian.
        Though this battle is much easier with Ce Mian, it can be
     managed with An Sha. If following this tactic, don't bother with
     Ji Mian. Use your smartest officers to take Wang Shuang's head,
     casting Bei Ji on your two strongest attackers, and have them use
     power pills on Xun Huo. In the next round have your smartest
     officers target and kill Li Dian (delaying on Wang Shuang if
     necessary), have your two strongest attackers use Power Pills
     (if possible), and have the remaining two use Bei Ji on them-
     selves. Ideally at this point only Xun Huo and two Rebel Force
     remain. Continue to use Power Pills to destroy Xun Huo as quickly
     as possible, hoping for a little luck between his Ji Mians and
     Wan Fus, and you should be able to defeat him. Use Zhuge Liang
     if too difficult. 25626 Exp, 13152 Gold, 38800 Rations.
  2) Enter and speak with the people.
  3) When prepared at the Inn, move on north to Luo Yang.
 
 Luo Yang castle (Rebuilt) (Invite)
  Palace, Historian
  1) Battle Dian Wei, Hou Cheng, and Liu Ye at the first gate. (Easy)
     - Dian Wei
     - Hou Cheng
     - Liu Ye
     - Rebel Force x2
     Note: Dian Wei can be recruited before this battle! If you have
     already enlisted him, you only face Hou Cheng and Liu Ye.
        You can clear this battle easily by going all-out and with an
     inn a short distance to the south, there's not much reason to do
     anything else. If you have reason to be cautious, though, begin the
     battle by focusing your attacks on Dian Wei followed by Liu Ye.
     If you are using An Sha, have your smartest officers target Liu Ye
     while the less intelligent clear Dian Wei and Hou Cheng.
     5418 Exp, 436 Gold, 1100 Rations.
  2) Rest at Chin Castle if you like.
  3) Battle Liu Dai, Chen Qun, and Lu Wen at the second gate.
     - Liu Dai
     - Chen Qun
     - Lu Wen
     - Rebel Force x2
     Go all out, or if you have reason to preserve soldiers, using
     Ce Mian, keep it active with your Chi Tu Ma rider and use Bei Ji
     with all other officers. In following rounds, kill Chen Qun, then
     go all-out. If using An Sha, kill Liu Dai and Lu Wen with your
     smartest officers while preparing your strongest with Bei Ji.
     Once only Chen Qun remains and you have Bei Ji active, go all-out.
     6861 Exp, 412 Gold, 1425 Rations.
  4) Rest at Chin Castle if you like.
  5) Battle Le Xin, Wang Can, and Mao Jie at the third gate. (Easy)
     - Le Xin
     - Wang Can
     - Mao Jie
     - Rebel Force x2
     Go all out, or if you have reason to preserve soldiers, using
     Ce Mian, keep it active with your Chi Tu Ma rider and use Bei Ji
     with all other officers. In following rounds, kill Wang Can,
     then go all-out. If using An Sha, kill Le Xin and Mao Jie with
     your smartest officers while preparing your strongest with Bei Ji.
     Once only Wang Can remains and you have Bei Ji active, go all-out.)
  6) Rest, save your game, and make sure all combat officers are well
     supplied with Power Pills. Make Zhuge Liang or Pang Tong your
     strategist, then continue to the final castle when you are prepared.
     If you are interested in a real challenge, and are familiar with
     using An Sha strategists, prepare your standard party under Jiang
     Wei, using Zhuge Liang and him both in your active lineup, then
     try to defeat the following battles in a row to complete the game.
     This is quite possible, but to leave you with one final challenge
     (even at level 51) I won't be providing a strategy for it.
  7) Battle Si Ma Shi and Si Ma Zhao at the castle. (Very Hard)
     - Si Ma Shi
     - Si Ma Zhao
     - Rebel Force x3
     During the fight the Si Ma brothers will taunt you.
     "If you serve us, we can pay you well."
     "If you stand by us, we will treat you very well."
     "You are strong. But you can't stand against my attack."
     "How much does Liu Bei pay you to throw your lives away?"
        Make Zhuge Liang your strategist for this battle, An Sha is not
     effective against the Si Ma brothers. Have your Chi Tu Ma rider
     cast and maintain Ce Mian from the first round (they both have
     An Sha, Ji Mian, and Wan Fu) and cast Bei Ji on one of your two
     best, and either of your third or fourth best (leaving two uncast).
     In the following rounds use Power Pills with the officers that
     have Bei Ji active, normal attacks with the other two, and defeat
     Si Ma Zhao. Once Si Ma Zhao is defeated, still maintaining
     Ce Mian, defeat Si Ma Shi. If you have a chance to preserve any
     TP do so, you will need them for the next battle. Don't go all-out
     against the Si Ma brothers.
  8) Battle Si Ma Yi, Yu Jin, Wei Xu, Cheng Yu, and Xu Zhu at the castle
     immediately after the defeat of Si Ma Zhao and Si Ma Shi. (Very Hard)
     - Si Ma Yi
     - Yu Jin
     - Wei Xu
     - Cheng Yu
     - Xu Zhu
     If using a Ce Mian strategist, cast and maintain Ce Mian at the
     beginning of battle using the officer that rides Chi Tu Ma. Have
     the two officers with Power Pills remaining (if you followed the
     strategy listed for the two-part battle) use the Power Pills on
     Si Ma Yi after being boosted with Bei Ji by other officers. Have
     everyone else use normal attacks. Keep Ce Mian active while you
     kill Si Ma Yi using your remaining Power Pills, then continue on
     to Cheng Yu (making sure you don't let good attacks spill over
     on Yu Jin). Once Cheng Yu is defeated, you can go all out or kill
     them in this order: Xu Zhu, Yu Jin, Wei Xu. If you followed the
     strategy below, entering the battle with only Si Ma Yi to fight,
     act as listed above only instead have your four combatants cast
     Bei Ji on themselves, the Ce Mian user casting it on himself when
     he has a chance, using Power Pills to proceed normally from there.
        If you are entering the battle with an An Sha strategist use
     Zhuge Liang and Jiang Wei to take Cheng Yu's head if you can.
     Have other intelligent officers use An Sha on Xu Zhu, Yu Jin,
     and Wei Xu in that order. Officers who aren't intelligent enough
     to use An Sha can start casting Bei Ji on your best warriors with
     Power Pills. Don't bother with Ji Mian in this battle. Continue
     working to get Si Ma Yi alone, even if you run out of TPs, killing
     Cheng Yu with attacks if necessary, then start using normal attacks
     to drop Si Ma Yi. When he gets close to death, start using your
     Power Pills to kill him before he can use Wan Fu. It is possible
     to defeat Si Ma Zhao and Si Ma Shi followed by Si Ma Yi using an
     An Sha strategist, but takes a decent amount of skill and a little
     luck. I'll leave that strategy up to you.
        Gameplay Tip: You can retreat from the battle against Si Ma Yi
     after defeating Si Ma Zhao and Si Ma Shi. Though Si Ma Yi and his
     troops heal to full health if you do this, upon return you do not
     have to face Si Ma Zhao and Si Ma Shi again. This is an excellent
     way to make the ending easier if you are having trouble with the
     dual-battle.
  9) Enter the rebuilt city of Luo Yang, take a look around, and talk
     to the people.
  10) You can save your game, but if you do you will not be able to 
     fight Si Ma Yi again. You can still explore China. The music you
     should now be hearing will also play everywhere else.
  11) Invite Liu Bei.
  12) Speak to him and view the ending. You can see the ending in
     screenshot form here: http://kongming.net/doae/ending/
     
 
 
 Section V - STRATEGIST TACTICS and MTP
 ----------------------------------------
 A listing of all the tactics in Destiny of an Emperor, the leven on
 which they are learned, their cost in TP, and finally, the intelligence
 a strategist must posess before learning it. (Incomplete)
 
  Tactic Name   Lrnd    Cost   Replaces     R. Int.
  -----------   ----   -----   --------     --------------
  Lian Huo         2    2 TP   -----        60
  Ye Huo           8    4 TP   Lian Huo     90
  Yan Re          14    6 TP   Ye Huo       120
  Da Re           22    8 TP   Yan Re       180
  Huo Shen        30   12 TP   Da Re        220

  Shui Tu          4    3 TP   -----        70
  Shui Xing       10    6 TP   Shui Tu      100
  Shui Lei        15    8 TP   Shui Xing    130
  Hong Shui       21   12 TP   Shui Lei     160
  Shui Long       29   15 TP   Shui Long    220

  Chi Xin          5    3 TP   -----        70
  Tong Xian       13    5 TP   Chi Xin      160
  Yin Xian        16   10 TP   Tong Xian    200
  Wan Fu          23   10 TP   Yin Xian     220
  Jin Xian        28    4 TP   Jin Xian     252 (Zhuge Liang)

  Wuo Jian         3    4 TP   -----        80
  Cheng Nei        6    5 TP   -----        120
  Qi Shou          7    4 TP   -----        140
  Shui Jian        9    3 TP   Wuo Jian     110
  Jie Ce          11    5 TP   Cheng Nei    160
  Fu Bing         12    6 TP   Qi Shou      220 (Liu Bei)
  Ji Rou          17    5 TP   Shui Jian    200
  Bei Ji          18   10 TP   An Sha       240 (Pang Tong)
  Yi Xin          19    5 TP   Jie Ce       180
  Li Jian         20    6 TP   Fu Bing      140
  Ji Mian         24    7 TP   Ji Rou       200
  Tui Lu          25    5 TP                140
  Gui Huan        26    6 TP   Yi Xin       150
  An Sha          27   10 TP   Li Jian      180
  Ce Mian         31   17 TP   Ji Mian      240 (Pang Tong)
     
 
 
 A table of tactics, in the order learned by level.

  Lv.Req. Tactic Name       Lv.Req. Tactic Name
  -------------------       -------------------
  2       Lian Huo          17      Ji Rou
  3       Wuo Jian          18      Bei Ji
  4       Shui Tu           19      Yi Xin
  5       Chi Xin           20      Li Jian
  6       Cheng Nei         21      Hong Shui
  7       Qi Shou           22      Da Re
  8       Ye Huo            23      Wan Fu
  9       Shui Jian         24      Ji Mian
  10      Shui Xing         25      Tui Lu
  11      Jie Ce            26      Gui Huan
  12      Fu Bing           27      An Sha
  13      Tong Xian         28      Jin Xian
  14      Yan Re            29      Shui Long
  15      Shui Lei          30      Huo Shen
  16      Yin Xian          31      Ce Mian


 MTP (Maximum Tactic Points): How It Works
  
  Your MTP is a gauge of your potential maximum tactic points. The higher
  your MTP, the more tactics you will be able to use in battle before
  losing or having to return to an inn. Each time you gain a level AND
  learn a tactic at the same time, your MTP value will increase from 3-5
  randomly (yes, restarting works). Make sure you have a tactician in your
  party that meets the minimum intelligence requirements for a level-up
  tactic to receive its MTP bonus (see the first table of this section).
  Fu Bing cannot provide an MTP bonus unless you still have Liu Bei.
  For a detailed analysis: http://kongming.net/doae/secrets/mtp/


  
 
 Section VI - CONSUMABLE ITEMS
 ----------------------------------------
 Consumable items play a key role in Destiny of an Emperor. Some are
 more useful than others. You can easily complete the game, for example,
 without using a single healing item. Power Pills, on the other hand,
 are so helpful and powerful that you would be foolish not to stock a
 full inventory for your warriors. Gullwings are vital for transporting
 around China. Smoke Pots and Steeds are also bound to aid you greatly.
 
  Elixir A      20     Heal 100 Soldiers
    Xu Zhou, Qing Zhou, Yang Zhou, Chang An, 

  Elixir B      50     Heal 500 Soldiers
    Yuan, Nan Yang, Ji Zhou, Wu Ling

  Elixir C     200     Heal 1000 Soldiers
    Wu Ling, Chang Sha, Gui Yang, Fu Shui, Luo, Cheng Du

  Elixir D     500     Heal 4500 Soldiers
    Jian An, Wu, Jin Du, Jian Ye, Guang Ling, Ru Nan, Chin

  Gullwing     100     Teleport between key locations.
    Found through game. First in Xu Zhou. Excludes Chang An!

  Power Pill    50     Double-strength attack. Stacks with Bei Ji!
    Found through game. First in Chang An.

  Resurrect    100     Revive fallen ally with 400 soldiers.
    Found through game. First in Xu Zhou.

  Smoke Pot    200     No encounters for a short distance.
    Found through game. First in Chang An.

  Steed        200     Helps in recruiting some officers.
    Found through game. First in Xu Zhou.
 
 
 
 Section VII - KEY ITEMS
 ----------------------------------------
 Key items cannot be used except for storyline purposes, but you
 will generally need (or want) to get them before moving on.
 
  Gold Key      Opens a floor-panel in Wang Yun's home.
    With the Gold Key, return to Wang Yun's home in the northeastern
    region of burnt-out Luo Yang. Use it on the bronze-colored
    floor tile to obtain the Gemsword.

  Gemsword      An ornate sword, good for bribery.
    Give to Lu Bu in battle at Yang Zhou castle. After a few
    possible attempts he will betray Dong Zhuo and join you.

  Intro Letter  Penned by Xu Yuan Zhi for Shui Jing
    Grants you permission to meet with Shui Jing,
    who resides in Yuan Shu's territory.

  Dead Wood     Needed to access Hui Ji Fortress.
    Found under tree behind northwest building inside Jian An.
    Give to old man in Jian An city with Saltpeter.

  Saltpeter     Needed to access Hui Ji Fortress.
    Found inside Saltpeter cave, northwest from Jian An.
    Give to old man in Jian An city with Dead Wood.

  Iron Ore      Needed to craft the finest of swords.
    Found inside Mt. Gang Tai. Required by the Swordmaker in
    Liu Zheng's territory to craft five magical swords.

  Silver Key    Unlocks a Yuan Shao prison.
    Purchased from a merchant in northeastern Nan Yang for
    4000 gold. Use to free Zhao Yun's family from prison.

  Zhou Letter   A letter to Zhao Yun from his sister.
    After you free Zhao Yun's sister with the Silver Key,
    she gives this to you. Zhao Yun joins after reading it.
  
  
 
 Section VIII - WEAPONS, ARMOR, HELMETS
 ----------------------------------------
 Complete details and analysis of all game weapons, armor, and helmets.
 
  Name        Att.   Cost     First Found    Note
  Dagger        10      50     Xu Zhou
  Flail         15     100     Xu Zhou
  Ax            20     200     Chang An
  Club          30     500     Chang An
  Spear         50    1000     Bo Hai
  Sabre         70    2000     Ji Zhou
  Bow         80*2    4000     Chang Sha      *2
  Trident      100     N/A     Nan Yang       *1
  Sword        120    6000     Fu Shui
  Battleax     140   10000     Cheng Du
  Scimitar     150   20000     Jin Du
  Crossbow   130*2   45000     Jin Du         *2
  Lance        170   65000     Jian Ye
  Bo Ye        190     N/A     Guang Ling     *1
  Wan Sheng    190     N/A     1st Wei Cave   *1
  Nu Long      240     N/A     Wu Cave        *1
  Qing Guang   240     N/A     2nd Wei Cave   *1
  Qing Long    240     N/A     Jin Du         *1
  Halberd      250     N/A     2nd Wei Cave   *1
 
  *1 Designates unique item. Check location in guide for
     more information on out to obtain this weapon.
  *2 Designates bow-type weapon. These weapons fire two
     shots, but only the first attack will be affected by
     attack-incresing tactics of the Power Pill. Furthermore,
     Fu Bing will only grant one additional attack.
 
  Name        Def.   Cost     First Found    Note
  Robe          20     100     Xu Zhou       Helpful if new to game.
  Leather       35     300     Xu Zhou       Save your money.
  Padded        45     800     Yuan          Upgrade armor here.
  Ring M        50    2000     Chang Sha     Questionable upgrade.
  Chain M       70    4000     Cheng Du      Upgrade armor here.
  Splint M      85   10000     Jian Ye       Buy Plate M in Guang Ling.
  Plate M      100   30000     Guang Ling    1 in Wu Cave, 2 in Wei Caves
  * Plate M is the best armor in the game. Buy at least two in Guang Ling.
 
  Bandana       10      50     Xu Zhou       A great value for the price!
  Cap           20     150     Chang An      Helpful if new to game.
  Hood          40     500     Nan Yang      Great, but wait for Wood H.
  Wood H        60    1000     Bo Hai        Excellent value for price!
  Copper H      70    2000     Fu Shui       Upgrade when convenient.
  Bronze H      80    4000     Jin Du        Hold out for Iron H.
  Iron H        90   15000     Jian Ye       Upgrade if older than Bronze.
  Steel H      100   40000     Ru Nan        1 in Wu Cave, 1 in Wei Caves
  * Steel H is the best helmet in the game. Buy at least three in Ru Nan.
  

  
 Section IX - UNDERSTANDING DAMAGE
 ----------------------------------------
 A basic understanding of damage mechanics in this game serves you well.
 
  You will probably notice quite early on that your damage can vary wildly,
  and that after suffering a few blows, your officers become significantly
  weaker. You may also notice that some enemy officers are MUCH more
  powerful than their stats might lead you to believe when they have a
  larger compliment of troops. This occurs because there are what we will
  call 'damage checkpoints' in Destiny of an Emperor.
  
    1) 100
    2) 1000
    3) 10000
     
  Easy enough to remember. At 100 soldiers, an officer is likely to do
  twice the damage he could manage at 99. Same case for 1000 and 10000.
  This is easy to see in action at the beginning of the game. In battle,
  pick out a Rebel Force. He is probably hitting you for 5-6 damage.
  Smack him once to knock him down below 100 soldiers. His damage will
  fall to the 2-3 range. Early on, this is an excellent use for light
  hitters such as Chen Deng and Han Zhong. In later battles (e.g. Lu Guang
  or Wen Hun and Yan Liang) beginning battle by bringing all enemies
  below 1000 soldiers will make combat easier for you.

 
  
 
 Section X - SEARCHABLE TREASURES
 ----------------------------------------
 Throughout the game there are some cleverly hidden items. You quickly
 learn to search under wells, but you might not guess to search east of
 them. And who would guess that some great items might be found at the
 end of paths in town? All known town treasures are listed below.
   
  Mt. Da Xing   Ax          Center tent, northeast pot.
  Tie Man Xia   Ax          Western tent, inside chest.
  D.Zhuo Area   Chi Tu Ma   From Fan Shui Guan, 1 space south, 8 west.*
  Hu Lao Guan   Ax          Eastern tent, leftmost pot in northeast corner.
  Yang Zhou     Club        Southern central home, above pot.
  Chen Cang     Spear       Northeast building, inside a chest.
  Nan Yang      Trident     Northeast of palace at the path's end.
  Guang Zong    Sabre       Below well in middle of town.
  Ji Zhou       Bow         Outside entrance to small southeastern building.
  Wu Ling       Bow         Below well in upper area of town.
  Chang Sha     Sword       Below well near the town's entrance.
  Gui Yang      Sword       Below well in eastern area of town.
  Ling Ling     Sword       In house outside town under occupant's feet.
  Luo           Battleax    Below well in northernmost area of town.
  Cheng Du      Scimitar    One step east of palace entrance, by tree.
  Jian An       Dead Wood   Behind northwestern house, below the lone tree.
  Jian An       Scimitar    Behind northwestern house, above the lone tree.
  Hui Ji        Scimitar    Southwestern tent, one pot left of rightmost pot.
  Wu            Crossbow    Right-hand side of town well.
  Wu            Splint M    Eastern end of road outside the inn.
  Guang Ling    Bo Ye       Under the outcropped eastern tree of town.
  
  * Chi Tu Ma's location: http://kongming.net/doae/i/ss/chituma.html
    You can obtain Chi Tu Ma before Lu Bu mentions it.



 Section XI - OFFICER LISTING
 ----------------------------------------
 A listing of all officers that appear in Destiny of an Emperor.
 We have also included translation error notes for historic reference.
 For more detailed information on officers, value to party analysis, and
 tactics, see our officers guide: http://kongming.net/doae/officer/

 Destiny of an Emperor Officers (Chapter Listing)

  Name           Str. Int. Agi. Sld.    Join?   Notes
  -----------    ---- ---- ---- ------  -----   -------
  Chen Deng      94   157  54   153       C
  Cheng Yuan Zhi 85   68   50   195       Y     *Cheng Yuanzhi
  Guan Yu        245  180  58   *LV       S
  Han Zhong      80   30   40   204       Y
  Liu Bei        180  225  49   314       S
  Ma Yuan Yi     76   34   90   177       N     *Ma Yuanyi
  Mi Zhe         73   157  70   161       C     *Mi Zhu
  Song Ren       80   100  44   110       C     *Fictional
  Song Yong      60   40   30   104       C     *Fictional
  Zhang Bao      68   144  40   299       -     *Yellow Turban
  Zhang Fei      250  75   60   *LV       S
  Zhang Jao      93   136  66   346       -     *Zhang Jue
  Zhang Liang    102  34   78   259       -
  Zheng Mao      93   34   55   153       Y     *Deng Mao

  Chapter 2
  -------------------
  Cai Yong       117  180  100  380       Y
  Dong Min       72   36   60   380      N*1
  Dong Zhou      162  72   135  439       -
  Fen Chou       153  36   110  399       Y     *Fan Chou
  Guan Ping      200  137  140  418      S*3
  Guo Ji         128  72   90   418       Y     *Guo Si
  Hu Zhen        90   45   60   299       Y
  Hua Xiong      162  36   126  439       Y
  Huo Hu         80   175  40   236       C     *Fictional; Likes Powder!
  Jia Xu         18   220  180  418       N
  Li Jue         120  72   67   399       Y
  Li Ru          18   200  100  362       Y
  Li Su          99   45   66   299       Y
  Liu Feng       187  162  128  399       S
  Lu Bu          255  72   180  439       S
  Wang Gui       110  40   55   346       C     *Fictional? Son of Wang Yun?
  Xu Rong        90   117  60   314       Y
  Yang Jin       125  40   48   247       C     *Gan Jin
  Zhang Ji       147  36   97   362       Y
  Zhou Chao      140  20   91   346       C

  Chapter 3
  -------------------
  Chen Ji        85   47   63   531       Y
  Chen Lan       76   57   56   460       Y
  Han Xian       114  38   96   585       Y
  Ji Ling        192  47   120  613       Y
  Lei Bo         142  76   120  643       Y
  Li Feng        76   57   56   557       Y
  Liang Gang     85   28   63   506       Y
  Liang Ji       85   76   67   643       Y
  Lu Bu (2)      255  36   170  613       N
  Lu Fan         76   161  60   817       Y
  Yuan Shu       142  152  127  899       -
  Yuan Yin       133  142  119  643       N
  Zhang Xun      183  28   91   675       Y

  Chapter 4
  -------------------
  Gao Lan        100  60   85   942       Y
  Guo Tu         180  90   144  1317      Y
  Ju Shou        40   180  100  1449      Y
  Lu Bu (3)      255  40   200  1449      N
  Lu Guang       160  50   136  1037      Y     *Lu Kuang
  Lu Xiang       150  50   120  942       Y
  Ma Yan         90   80   64   942       Y
  Shen Pei       60   130  48   1255      Y
  Tian Feng      120  160  108  1141      Y
  Wen Hun        190  40   152  1449      Y     *Wen Chou
  Xu Shou        40   170  100  1255      Y     *Xu You
  Xu Zhe         73   220  171  643       S     *Xu Shu
  Yan Liang      180  40   144  1381      Y
  Yuan Shang     170  140  153  1672     N*1
  Yuan Shao      170  140  161  1754      -
  Yuan Shu       142  152  127  899       -
  Yuan Tan       160  130  136  1594      N
  Yuan Xi        140  120  112  1519      N
  Zhang He       210  150  204  1317      N
  Zhang Yi       100  90   80   989       Y
  Zhao Yun       245  216  67   *LV       S
  Zhou Cang      215  85   128  506       C

  Chapter 5
  -------------------
  Bao Long       126  63   120  1255      Y
  Chen Ying      136  42   123  1197      Y
  Gong Zhi       94   157  85   1197      Y
  Han Xuan       136  126  136  1519      N
  Huang Zhong    235  147  76   *LV       S
  Jin Xuan       147  42   147  1317      N
  Liu Du         126  157  160  1672      N
  Liu Yang       126  126  140  1381      N     *Liu Xian
  Ma Liang       59   211  180  1449      C
  Ma Su          138  195  170  1754      C
  Pang Tong      99   240  72   3765      S
  Wei Yan        228  136  228  1317      S
  Xing Dao Rong  168  31   150  1519      N     *Xing Daorong
  Yang Ling      168  42   160  1197      Y
  Zhao Fan       136  105  136  1594     N*1
  Zhu Ge Liang   122  255  56   *LV       S     *Zhuge Liang

  Chapter 6
  -------------------
  Fa Zheng       66   198  180  2965      Y
  Gao Pei        172  88   126  2827      Y
  Huang Quan     66   165  75   2695      Y
  Lei Tong       184  88   207  3110      Y
  Leng Bao       180  99   120  2024      Y
  Li Yan         90   160  130  2827      Y
  Liu Ba         99   176  99   2569      Y
  Liu Kui        110  110  115  3262      Y     *Liu Gui
  Liu Xun        132  99   120  3110      Y
  Liu Zheng      110  110  115  4142      N     *Liu Zhang
  Lu Bu (4)      255  40   200  7003      -
  Ma Chao        245  162  88   *LV       S
  Ma Dai         225  175  180  3110      S
  Meng Da        154  132  154  3589      Y
  Pang De        212  200  190  2965     N*2
  Tao Qian       90   160  80   2226      Y     *Whah? Still Alive?
  Wang Lei       135  132  62   2827      Y
  Wu Lan         180  99   195  2965      Y
  Wu Yi          176  143  176  3589      Y
  Yan Yan        207  154  207  3262      Y
  Yang Huai      165  99   157  2965      Y
  Zhang Ren      207  165  207  3262      Y

  Chapter 7
  -------------------
  Bu Xi          124  192  88   7003      Y     *Bu Zhi
  Chen Pu        120  210  168  9326      Y     *Cheng Pu
  Chen Wu        161  115  154  5014      Y
  Ding Feng      120  184  48   15769     Y
  Fan Zhang      185  90   161  4780      Y     *Pan Zhang
  Gan Ning       223  140  218  6069      Y
  Gu Yong        127  184  110  5014      Y
  Guan Xing      237  175  98   *LV       S
  Han Dang       180  115  126  5516      Y
  Huang Gai      217  103  207  9326      Y
  Jang Qin       182  115  172  5259      Y     *Jiang Qin
  Kan Ze         160  199  143  5259      Y
  Ling Tong      161  103  161  5516      Y
  Lu Ji          57   161  62   11289     Y
  Lu Meng        130  225  207  14333    N*5
  Lu Su          120  218  199  6365      Y
  Lu Sun         215  240  180  11841     Y     *Lu Xun
  Pirate         140  60   120  10261     N
  Sun Huan       215  115  195  16540     N
  Sun Quan       228  207  228  19087     -
  Sun Yi         172  46   165  15769     N
  Sun Yu         210  180  168  13027     N
  Tai Si Ci      230  123  209  15769     Y     *Taishi Ci
  Wu Fan         69   184  176  5014      Y
  Xu Sheng       195  103  204  11289     Y
  Xue Zong       69   115  110  9326      Y
  Yan Xun        69   138  66   10261     N     *Yan Jun
  Zhang Bao      240  150  100  *LV       S     *Zhang Fei's Son
  Zhang Hong     113  211  187  10763     Y
  Zhang Zhao     140  240  178  8082      Y
  Zhou Tai       180  45   195  10763     Y
  Zhou Yu        195  230  209  6365      Y
  Zhu Ge Jin     125  215  198  6365      Y     *Zhuge Jin
  Zhu Zhi        210  95   143  10261     Y

  Chapter 8/9
  -------------------
  Cao Ang        180  84   180  18197    Y*4
  Cao Chun       168  48   168  13665    Y*4
  Cao Hong       156  60   156  11841     Y
  Cao Pi         216  204  250  20020     -
  Cao Ren        180  156  180  14333    Y*4
  Cao Xiu        168  108  175  15034    Y*4
  Cao Zhang      242  168  237  19087    Y*4
  Cao Zhen       192  192  200  10763    Y*4
  Cao Zhi        132  220  225  13665    Y*4
  Chen Jiao      48   192  160  11841     N
  Chen Qun       72   228  190  24233     Y
  Cheng Yu       148  216  148  24233     N
  Dian Wei       222  48   225  20020    Y*6
  Guo Jia        24   228  180  14333     N
  Hou Cheng      192  108  192  18197     Y
  Jiang Gan      136  180  150  19087     Y
  Jiang Wei      204  225  250  *LV       C
  Le Xin         168  72   168  29332     Y     *Yue Jin?
  Li Dian        156  108  156  23103     Y
  Liu Dai        168  84   168  26661     Y
  Liu Ye         60   180  180  16540     Y
  Lu Wen         168  132  168  22026     Y     *Who?
  Mao Jie        132  72   132  24233     Y
  Niu Jin        204  36   212  20020     Y
  Pang De        212  200  190  2965     N*2
  Si Ma Shi      192  220  230  27965     -     *Sima Shi
  Si Ma Yi       180  250  250  40972     -     *Sima Yi
  Si Ma Zhao     180  232  237  30767     -     *Sima Zhao
  Song Xian      168  60   168  13665     Y
  Wang Can       36   204  156  26661     Y
  Wang Lang      148  168  140  13027     N
  Wang Shuang    216  48   225  20999     Y
  Wei Xu         180  84   180  27965     N
  Xia Hou De     168  132  168  16540    Y*4    *Xiahou De
  Xia Hou Dun    204  192  212  13665    Y*4    *Xiahou Dun
  Xia Hou Mao    180  84   180  16540    Y*4    *Xiahou Mao
  Xia Hou Shang  156  144  158  17349    Y*4    *Xiahou Shang
  Xia Hou Yuan   204  168  212  11289    Y*4    *Xiahou Yuan
  Xu Huang       216  108  225  18197     N
  Xu Zhu         228  24   237  20020     N     *Xu Chu
  Xun Huo        72   228  164  25418     Y     *Xun Yu
  Yang Xiu       124  228  190  20999     Y
  Yu Jin         200  48   180  30767     Y
  Zhang Liao     232  216  237  13027     Y


 Destiny of an Emperor Officers (Alphabetical Listing)

  Name           Str. Int. Agi. Sld.    Join?   Notes
  -----------    ---- ---- ---- ------  -----   -------
  Bao Long       126  63   120  1255      Y
  Bu Xi          124  192  88   7003      Y     *Bu Zhi
  Cai Yong       117  180  100  380       Y
  Cao Ang        180  84   180  18197    Y*4
  Cao Chun       168  48   168  13665    Y*4
  Cao Hong       156  60   156  11841     Y
  Cao Pi         216  204  250  20020     -
  Cao Ren        180  156  180  14333    Y*4
  Cao Xiu        168  108  175  15034    Y*4
  Cao Zhang      242  168  237  19087    Y*4
  Cao Zhen       192  192  200  10763    Y*4
  Cao Zhi        132  220  225  13665    Y*4
  Chen Deng      94   157  54   153       C
  Chen Ji        85   47   63   531       Y
  Chen Jiao      48   192  160  11841     N
  Chen Lan       76   57   56   460       Y
  Chen Pu        120  210  168  9326      Y     *Cheng Pu
  Chen Qun       72   228  190  24233     Y
  Chen Wu        161  115  154  5014      Y
  Chen Ying      136  42   123  1197      Y
  Cheng Yu       148  216  148  24233     N
  Cheng Yuan Zhi 85   68   50   195       Y     *Cheng Yuanzhi
  Dian Wei       222  48   225  20020    Y*6
  Ding Feng      120  184  48   15769     Y
  Dong Min       72   36   60   380      N*1
  Dong Zhou      162  72   135  439       -
  Fa Zheng       66   198  180  2965      Y
  Fan Zhang      185  90   161  4780      Y     *Pan Zhang
  Fen Chou       153  36   110  399       Y     *Fan Chou
  Gan Ning       223  140  218  6069      Y
  Gao Lan        100  60   85   942       Y
  Gao Pei        172  88   126  2827      Y
  Gong Zhi       94   157  85   1197      Y
  Gu Yong        127  184  110  5014      Y
  Guan Ping      200  137  140  418      S*3
  Guan Xing      237  175  98   *LV       S
  Guan Yu        245  180  58   *LV       S
  Guo Ji         128  72   90   418       Y     *Guo Si
  Guo Jia        24   228  180  14333     N
  Guo Tu         180  90   144  1317      Y
  Han Dang       180  115  126  5516      Y
  Han Xian       114  38   96   585       Y
  Han Xuan       136  126  136  1519      N
  Han Zhong      80   30   40   204       Y
  Hou Cheng      192  108  192  18197     Y
  Hu Zhen        90   45   60   299       Y
  Hua Xiong      162  36   126  439       Y
  Huang Gai      217  103  207  9326      Y
  Huang Quan     66   165  75   2695      Y
  Huang Zhong    235  147  76   *LV       S
  Huo Hu         80   175  40   236       C     *Fictional; Likes Powder!
  Jang Qin       182  115  172  5259      Y     *Jiang Qin
  Ji Ling        192  47   120  613       Y
  Jia Xu         18   220  180  418       N
  Jiang Gan      136  180  150  19087     Y
  Jiang Wei      204  225  250  *LV       C
  Jin Xuan       147  42   147  1317      N
  Ju Shou        40   180  100  1449      Y
  Kan Ze         160  199  143  5259      Y
  Le Xin         168  72   168  29332     Y     *Yue Jin?
  Lei Bo         142  76   120  643       Y
  Lei Tong       184  88   207  3110      Y
  Leng Bao       180  99   120  2024      Y
  Li Dian        156  108  156  23103     Y
  Li Feng        76   57   56   557       Y
  Li Jue         120  72   67   399       Y
  Li Ru          18   200  100  362       Y
  Li Su          99   45   66   299       Y
  Li Yan         90   160  130  2827      Y
  Liang Gang     85   28   63   506       Y
  Liang Ji       85   76   67   643       Y
  Ling Tong      161  103  161  5516      Y
  Liu Ba         99   176  99   2569      Y
  Liu Bei        180  225  49   314       S
  Liu Dai        168  84   168  26661     Y
  Liu Du         126  157  160  1672      N
  Liu Feng       187  162  128  399       S
  Liu Kui        110  110  115  3262      Y     *Liu Gui
  Liu Xun        132  99   120  3110      Y
  Liu Yang       126  126  140  1381      N     *Liu Xian
  Liu Ye         60   180  180  16540     Y
  Liu Zheng      110  110  115  4142      N     *Liu Zhang
  Lu Bu          255  72   180  439       S
  Lu Bu (2)      255  36   170  613       N
  Lu Bu (3)      255  40   200  1449      N
  Lu Bu (4)      255  40   200  7003      -
  Lu Fan         76   161  60   817       Y
  Lu Guang       160  50   136  1037      Y     *Lu Kuang
  Lu Ji          57   161  62   11289     Y
  Lu Meng        130  225  207  14333    N*5
  Lu Su          120  218  199  6365      Y
  Lu Sun         215  240  180  11841     Y     *Lu Xun
  Lu Wen         168  132  168  22026     Y     *Who?
  Lu Xiang       150  50   120  942       Y
  Ma Chao        245  162  88   *LV       S
  Ma Dai         225  175  180  3110      S
  Ma Liang       59   211  180  1449      C
  Ma Su          138  195  170  1754      C
  Ma Yan         90   80   64   942       Y
  Ma Yuan Yi     76   34   90   177       N     *Ma Yuanyi
  Mao Jie        132  72   132  24233     Y
  Meng Da        154  132  154  3589      Y
  Mi Zhe         73   157  70   161       C     *Mi Zhu
  Niu Jin        204  36   212  20020     Y
  Pang De        212  200  190  2965     N*2
  Pang Tong      99   240  72   3765      S
  Pirate         140  60   120  10261     N
  Shen Pei       60   130  48   1255      Y
  Si Ma Shi      192  220  230  27965     -     *Sima Shi
  Si Ma Yi       180  250  250  40972     -     *Sima Yi
  Si Ma Zhao     180  232  237  30767     -     *Sima Zhao
  Song Ren       80   100  44   110       C     *Fictional
  Song Xian      168  60   168  13665     Y
  Song Yong      60   40   30   104       C     *Fictional
  Sun Huan       215  115  195  16540     N
  Sun Quan       228  207  228  19087     -
  Sun Yi         172  46   165  15769     N
  Sun Yu         210  180  168  13027     N
  Tai Si Ci      230  123  209  15769     Y     *Taishi Ci
  Tao Qian       90   160  80   2226      Y     *Whah? Still Alive?
  Tian Feng      120  160  108  1141      Y
  Wang Can       36   204  156  26661     Y
  Wang Gui       110  40   55   346       C     *Fictional? Son of Wang Yun?
  Wang Lang      148  168  140  13027     N
  Wang Lei       135  132  62   2827      Y
  Wang Shuang    216  48   225  20999     Y
  Wei Xu         180  84   180  27965     N
  Wei Yan        228  136  228  1317      S
  Wen Hun        190  40   152  1449      Y     *Wen Chou
  Wu Fan         69   184  176  5014      Y
  Wu Lan         180  99   195  2965      Y
  Wu Yi          176  143  176  3589      Y
  Xia Hou De     168  132  168  16540    Y*4    *Xiahou De
  Xia Hou Dun    204  192  212  13665    Y*4    *Xiahou Dun
  Xia Hou Mao    180  84   180  16540    Y*4    *Xiahou Mao
  Xia Hou Shang  156  144  158  17349    Y*4    *Xiahou Shang
  Xia Hou Yuan   204  168  212  11289    Y*4    *Xiahou Yuan
  Xing Dao Rong  168  31   150  1519      N     *Xing Daorong
  Xu Huang       216  108  225  18197     N
  Xu Rong        90   117  60   314       Y
  Xu Sheng       195  103  204  11289     Y
  Xu Shou        40   170  100  1255      Y     *Xu You
  Xu Zhe         73   220  171  643       S     *Xu Shu
  Xu Zhu         228  24   237  20020     N     *Xu Chu
  Xue Zong       69   115  110  9326      Y
  Xun Huo        72   228  164  25418     Y     *Xun Yu
  Yan Liang      180  40   144  1381      Y
  Yan Xun        69   138  66   10261     N     *Yan Jun
  Yan Yan        207  154  207  3262      Y
  Yang Huai      165  99   157  2965      Y
  Yang Jin       125  40   48   247       C     *Gan Jin
  Yang Ling      168  42   160  1197      Y
  Yang Xiu       124  228  190  20999     Y
  Yu Jin         200  48   180  30767     Y
  Yuan Shang     170  140  153  1672     N*1
  Yuan Shao      170  140  161  1754      -
  Yuan Shu       142  152  127  899       -
  Yuan Tan       160  130  136  1594      N
  Yuan Xi        140  120  112  1519      N
  Yuan Yin       133  142  119  643       N
  Zhang Bao      68   144  40   299       -     *Yellow Turban
  Zhang Bao      240  150  100  *LV       S     *Zhang Fei's Son
  Zhang Fei      250  75   60   *LV       S
  Zhang He       210  150  204  1317      N
  Zhang Hong     113  211  187  10763     Y
  Zhang Jao      93   136  66   346       -     *Zhang Jue
  Zhang Ji       147  36   97   362       Y
  Zhang Liang    102  34   78   259       -
  Zhang Liao     232  216  237  13027     Y
  Zhang Ren      207  165  207  3262      Y
  Zhang Xun      183  28   91   675       Y
  Zhang Yi       100  90   80   989       Y
  Zhang Zhao     140  240  178  8082      Y
  Zhao Fan       136  105  136  1594     N*1
  Zhao Yun       245  216  67   *LV       S
  Zheng Mao      93   34   55   153       Y     *Deng Mao
  Zhou Cang      215  85   128  506       C
  Zhou Chao      140  20   91   346       C
  Zhou Tai       180  45   195  10763     Y
  Zhou Yu        195  230  209  6365      Y
  Zhu Ge Jin     125  215  198  6365      Y     *Zhuge Jin
  Zhu Ge Liang   122  255  56   *LV       S     *Zhuge Liang
  Zhu Zhi        210  95   143  10261     Y
    
  *1 After fighting this officer, you will never face them again.
  *2 After defeating Pang De, he travels to Wei. In Wei, ironically,
     you can finally hire him, he has no tactics, and Shu soldiers.
  *3 Guan Ping appears at the entrance of the first cave in Dong
     Zhuo's territory, but only after you have found the Gold Key.
  *4 Members of the Wei Cao family join only after Cao Pi's death.
  *5 You face Lu Meng in a few cities, but you never get a chance
     to hire him, and you cannot encounter him randomly.
  *6 Dian Wei appears in two battles as an enemy officer, Ru Nan
     Castle under Sima Yi, and later in command of Luo Yang's
     second gate. You can recruit him after Ru Nan, and if you do,
     he won't participate at Luo Yang's gate! (Thanks, Chzn8r!)


 Destiny of an Emperor Unused Officers (Alphabetical Order)

  Name           Str. Int. Agi. Sld.    Join?   Notes
  -----------    ---- ---- ---- ------  -----   -------
  Chen Lin       20   170  70   1255     -*6
  Guan Suo       216  144  198  16540    -*6
  Liu Chan       21   7    0    150      -*6
  Sun Gan        42   144  80   153      -*6    *Sun Qian
  Xun You        96   204  160  16540    -*6
  Yi Ji          44   200  170  1197     -*6
  Zhang Song     44   198  180  3110     -*6

  *6 These officers are listed for entertainment value, for sake of
     completion. Capcom created them, but you cannot fight them.
     http://www.lordyuanshu.com/conewalkerforum/viewtopic.php?t=880



 
 Section XII - LEVEL UPS
 ----------------------------------------
 Experience required for each level-up.
 
  1  0            18 13547         35 181060
  2  20           19 17040         36 202073
  3  50           20 21232         37 225188
  4  95           21 26263         38 250614
  5  162          22 31797         39 278583
  6  263          23 34884         40 309349
  7  404          24 44579         41 343191
  8  602          25 51944         42 380417
  9  897          26 60045         43 421365
  10 1267         27 68956         44 466408
  11 1811         28 78759         45 515956
  12 2518 *1      29 89542         46 549978
  13 3438         30 101403        47 627686
  14 4634         31 114451 *2     48 687775
  15 6189         32 128730        49 750868
  16 8210         33 144591        50 817116
  17 10636        34 161957        51 999999 *3
  51-55 ...? *4

  *1 On level 12 you would learn the tactic, Fu Bing. Xu Zhe (Shu)
     would learn this tactic, but because it is impossible to have
     him at this level, you probably won't see a message saying the
     tactic has been learned, or gain any MTP bonus for the level.
     It can, however, be obtained if you reach this level with Liu
     Bei in your party (it would have to be a deliberate painful
     process), thus getting MTP credit for this level. more info:
     http://kongming.net/doae/secrets/mtp/
  *2 On level 31 Pang Tong and Zhuge Liang learn the Ce Mian
     tactic -- the highest-level tactic in the game. You will not
     learn new tactics from this point, and the MTP value you
     have after this level will be your permanent MTP value for
     the rest of the game.
  *3 Only availalbe by speaking to sage behind Ji Zhou castle
     when at level 50, then accepting his bonus level up. Doing
     so sets your experience to 999,999, but actually reaching
     999,999 normally does not increase your level to 51.
  *4 A Taiwan remake of Destiny of an Emperor for Windows allows
     your level to reach 55 through regular gameplay, but this
     cannot be done in the English, Chinese, or Japanese versions.
     It is unclear if you can reach level 56 through the sage.
  
  
 
 Section XIII - SPOILS OF VICTORY
 ----------------------------------------
 Presenting a mostly-complete listing of the average Experience, Gold
 and Rations you can expect from the various preset game battles. Not
 really useful at all for casual play, but if you are trying to time a
 level-up, or are concerned about leveling too soon, this can be useful.

  Chapter 1
  -------------------
  Commander       Battlefield                  Exp     Gold     Food
  Zhang Ling      Qing Zhou Castle              25      ???      ???
  Zhang Bao       Zhang Bao's Fortress          30      ???      ???
  Zhang Jao       Tie Man Xia Fortress          40      ???      ???
  Zhang Jao       Qing Zhou Castle              63      ???      ???
  Zhang Jao       Qing Zhou Cave                53      ???      ???
  
  Chapter 2
  -------------------
  Commander       Battlefield                  Exp     Gold     Food
  Hua Xiong       Fan Shui Guan Fortress        50      ???      ???
  Lu Bu           Hu Lao Gate                   95      ???      ???
  Li Jue          Luo Yang Gate 1               65      ???      ???
  Xu Rong         Luo Yang Gate 2               85      ???      ???
  Dong Zhuo       Luo Yang Castle              100      ???      ???
  Lu Bu           Yang Zhou Castle             120      ???      ???
  Dong Min        Chang An Gate 1               90      ???      ???
  Dong Zhuo       Chang An Castle              141      ???      ???
  
  Chapter 3
  -------------------
  Commander       Battlefield                  Exp     Gold     Food
  Lei Bo          Yuan Castle                  180      ???      ???
  Ji Ling         Huai Nan Castle              170      ???      ???
  Han Xian        Chen Cang Fortress           175      ???      ???
  Liang Ji        Nan Yang Gate 1              120      ???      ???
  Chen Lan        Nan Yang Gate 2              155      ???      ???
  Yuan Shu        Nan Yang Castle              295      ???      ???
  
  Chapter 4
  -------------------
  Commander       Battlefield                  Exp     Gold     Food
  Yuan Shao       Nan Yang Bridge                0        0        0
  Lu Guang        Bao Hai Castle               655      995     3200
  Xu Shou         Xu Shou's Fortress           735     1150     1975
  Yuan Tan        Guang Zong Castle            790     1020     5000
  Yuan Shang      Guang Zong City              470      820     3850
  Ma Yan          Ji Zhou Gate 1               475      845     3225
  Zhang Yi        Ji Zhou Gate 2               490      790     3225
  Yuan Shao       Ji Zhou Castle              1040     1550     4525
  Yuan Shao *     Ji Zhou Castle              1200     1840     6200  
   * With Yuan Shu, if you released him at Nan Yang
 
  Chapter 5
  -------------------
  Commander       Battlefield                  Exp     Gold     Food
  Jin Xuan        Wu Ling Castle               620     1460     4775
  Han Xuan        Chang Sha Castle            1130     2680    10000
  Zhao Fan        Gui Yang Castle              925     1735     6250
  Xing Daorong    Ling Ling Gate 1             770     1700     6225
  Liu Du          Ling Ling Castle             770     1520     5175
  Pang Tong       Jingzhou Fields              930     1485     5075
 
  Chapter 6
  -------------------
  Commander       Battlefield                  Exp     Gold     Food
  Lu Bu           Ba-Shu Fields               2480     3875    11500
  Liu Kui         Liu Kui's Fortress          1965     3150    15775
  Meng Da         Fu Shui Gate 1              1790     3130    13650
  Yan Yan         Fu Shui Castle              1890     2050     7475
  Huang Quan      Luo Gate 1                  1710     3940    12600
  Ma Chao         Luo Castle                  2415     4968    23825
  Li Yan          Mian Zhu Guan Fortress      2185     3575    14200
  Lei Tong        Cheng Du Gate 1             2050     4005    14850
  Liu Zheng       Cheng Du Castle             3340     4325    21600
 
  Chapter 7
  -------------------
  Commander       Battlefield                  Exp     Gold     Food
  Ling Tong       Ling Ling Castle            2225     1585     5475
  Fan Zhang       Wu Ling Castle              2135     1820     7275
  Gan Ning        Jian An Castle              4600     8290    32650
  Zhou Yu         Hui Ji Fortress             5190     7940    39225
  Zhuge Jin       Wu Castle                   5630     8780    35575
  Ding Feng       Po Yang Gate 1              5665     5415    22850
  Chen Pu         Po Yang Fortress            7845     9665    38100
  Huang Gai       Jin Du Gate 1               3485     4485    16850
  Sun Yu          Jin Du Castle              10265     8145    31950
  Lu Meng         Jin Du City                 5130     5972    23975
  Pirate Force    Brigand's Inn              15030     7828    20975
  Sun Yi          Jian Ye Gate 1              5960     6364    22500
  Zhou Tai        Jian Ye Gate 2              6610     5570    17600
  Sun Huan        Jian Ye Gate 3             12125     8555    29275
  Sun Quan        Jian Ye Castle              6900     6990    35100
 
  Chapter 8
  -------------------
  Commander       Battlefield                  Exp     Gold     Food
  Xiahou Yuan     Guang Ling Gate 1           6260    10690    49500
  Zhang Liao      Guang Ling Castle          10180    12530    65500
  Cao Zhi         He Fei Gate 1               7255    11105    47400
  Cao Pi          He Fei Fortress            18125    13150    72700
  Cao Xiu         Ru Nan Gate 1              11770    10865    39600
  Xiahou Shang    Ru Nan Gate 2              13593    10672    51600
  Cao Pi          Ru Nan Castle                  0        0        0

  Chapter 9
  -------------------
  Commander       Battlefield                  Exp     Gold     Food
  Sima Yi         Ru Nan Castle              29690    14750    41200
  Niu Jin         Chen Liu Gate 1              ???      ???      ???
  Sima Yi         Chen Liu Fortress            ???    14080    60700
  Xun Huo         Chin Castle                25626    13152    38800
  Dian Wei        Luo Yang Gate 1             5148      436     1100
  Liu Dai         Luo Yang Gate 2             6861      412     1425
  Le Xin          Luo Yang Gate 3             7542      376      975
  Sima Yi         Rebuilt Luo Yang           13488      668     1875

 
  
  
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