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Raven

HHM Pre-Promote Run: Mk. II

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[color="#FF0000"]A while back, I did a pre-promotes run, in which I allowed myself to also use all 3 Lords and one Healer - Priscilla.

This time round though, I'm being a lot stricter on myself. I am not raising any Lords or any healers after I receive Isadora. So that means there will be no Geitz, since the Lords won't be Lv50+ by Ch.24, and there will be no Karla, since Bartre is not being raised.

I'm also not going to be using Athos in the final chapter, despite him being a pre-promote. He's just too broken, and would take the challenge out of the final chapter.

If people are interested, I can make recordings of gameplay from the chapter I receive Isadora onwards.

Up until I receive Izzy, I'm using Marcus (of course), alongside Hector, who is forced to be deployed (sadly), healers (often just Priscilla) and Oswin, who helps with the defence of Hector/Merlinus/any other frail unit deployed for whatever purpose, and general enemy unit number control and diversions for when Marcus needs to break through and kill a boss, etc.

I'm on Ch.19x right now. Marcus' stats:[/color]

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Unit stats:
Name--------Lv.-HP-Str-Skl-Spd-Luc-Def-Res-BTL-WIN----------------Weapon-Support
Marcus----10.73-37--17--20--13--10--14--11-204-134-Sword A-Axe A-Lance S--------

Items used: Marcus - 1xDracoshield[/code] Edited by Raven

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[s]Use Priscilla anyway, because she's amazing.
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Good luck!

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Hm, I never realized for some reason that Isadora is the first prepromote you get Marcus. Wonder why ... I've played this game enough times. -_-

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[color="#FF0000"]Not including X chapters, it takes like 11 chapters for another promoted unit (Isadora) to become usable. That's near enough halfway into Hector's mode.

I beat 19x last night. I also killed Kishuna with a critical Silver sword hit from Marcus, but I didn't do Lyn Mode beforehand so no 19xx for me.
Raven took out the fliers and Mages up north while Marcus and Oswin went around the mountain range to Kishuna. Marcus beat the 2 Snipers and Knights, getting himself some good Exp gain. Also managed to pick up the Silver card.
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[code]Unit stats:
Name--------Lv.-HP-Str-Skl-Spd-Luc-Def-Res-BTL-WIN----------------Weapon-Support
Marcus----12.89-38--18--22--13--10--15--12-236-153-Sword A-Axe A-Lance S--------

Items used: Marcus - 1xDracoshield[/code]

[color="#FF0000"]Time to bumrush Ch.20 to recruit Legault, and steal that juicy Member card. Go Super Marcus and sidekick Tanky Oswin.[/color]

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[color="#FF0000"]Chapter 20: Marcus powers through. Extra units to help with spawning enemy units were Raven and Oswin, along with Priscilla and the 3 Lords who were forced.

Got Legault, emptied all the chests and went shopping at both Secret Shops. Bought quite a number of Killers and Physics.[/color]

[code]Unit stats:
Name--------Lv.-HP-Str-Skl-Spd-Luc-Def-Res-BTL-WIN----------------Weapon-Support
Marcus----14.47-39--18--24--13--11--16--13-286-179-Sword A-Axe A-Lance S--------

Items used: Marcus - 1xDracoshield[/code]

[color="#FF0000"]Chapter 21. Maybe I'll just press through with Marcus and have him kill the boss to end the chapter as quickly as I can.[/color]

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[color="#FF0000"]Well, Ch.21 was cleared relatively efficiently in 5 turns using Marcus, Oswin, Raven, Priscilla and Legault. Got all the village items, didn't really need to do any shopping.[/color]

[code]Unit stats:
Name--------Lv.-HP-Str-Skl-Spd-Luc-Def-Res-BTL-WIN----------------Weapon-Support
Marcus----14.96-39--18--24--13--11--16--13-294-185-Sword A-Axe A-Lance S--------

Items used: Marcus - 1xDracoshield[/code]
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Ch.22 is where we finally get the second pre-promote of the game, the other, arguably sexier Paladin, Isadora. She'll be eating that Angelic Robe like a horny bitch eating cock. From here on, pre-promotes join from left right and centre. Hawkeye in 23. Walolace in 24 (assuming I can reach him in time). Pent and Louise in 26. Harken in 27. Jaffar in 28x. Vaida in 29. Renault in 32. Fun times ahead.[/color] Edited by Raven

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[color="#FF0000"]Ch.21

Was meh. Isadora was initially hard to keep alive. I had to use the extra units I deployed or else it would have been a real struggle with just the Lords and the 2 Paladins.Once again Oswin and Raven were deployed to give a hand with the sheer quantity of enemy units. Got the Brave Axe but that 10k G got taken too. Isadora finished off the boss, getting HP, Str, Skl and Spd.[/color]

[code]Unit stats:
Name--------Lv.-HP-Str-Skl-Spd-Luc-Def-Res-BTL-WIN----------------Weapon-Support
Marcus----15.34-40--19--25--13--12--16--13-320-207-Sword A-Axe A-Lance S--------
Isadora----2.84-36--14--13--17--10---8---6--19--12-Sword A-Axe D-Lance B--------

Items used - Marcus: 1xDracoshield, Isadora: 1xAngelicRobe[/code]

[color="#FF0000"]Lol desert chapter with 2 Paladins. Thank fuck for Hawkeye. Pent best not suicide.[/color]

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[color="#FF0000"]Ch.22

All the items were retrieved thanks to the wandering Legault. Isadora also ate a Body Ring, adding on to her already shapely assets. The White Gem was stolen, and all the while Pent didn't get himself killed.

Oh and Hawkeye appeared. That makes 3 Pre-promotes now.

At the end of the chapter I decided to give Isadora the Afa's Drops. I think she would benefit the most from them more than any other pre-promote I currently have and will recruit in future chapters. Marcus would be a good candidate, but he's got only 5 level-ups remaining.[/color]

[code]Unit stats:
Name--------Lv.-HP-Str-Skl-Spd-Luc-Def-Res-BTL-WIN----------------Weapon-Support
Marcus----15.60-40--19--25--13--12--16--13-332-212-Sword A-Axe A-Lance S--------
Isadora----4.83-37--15--13--19--11---9---6--32--16-Sword A-Axe D-Lance B--------
Hawkeye----4.61-50--18--14--11--13--14--10--17---9---------Axe A----------------

Items used - Marcus: 1xDracoshield. Isadora: 1xAngelicRobe, 1xBodyRing, 1xAfa'sDrops.[/code]

[color="#FF0000"]Truth be told I don't have much experience with Lloyd Ch.24. I assume that to save Wallace the best path would be the Eastern one since taking the Northern path would lead me straight to Lloyd. Let's hope he survives long enough for me to reach him in time. Looks like Marcus or Isadora will be ferrying Sain (because he's the most durable of the 5 units who can recruit him) for the duration of the map.[/color]

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[color="#FF0000"]Ch.24

That went better than expected. Hawkeye hung back to protect Hector from the onslaught of Dragon Riders and Monks from the North, while Marcus scooped up Sain and went on a stampede with Isadora through the Eastern path towards Wally. When in range, I dropped Sain off at a safe position. He then recruited Wallace, who then rescued Sain. All the while Marcus traversed East to meet Lloyd. He appeared on enemy phase, hitting Marcus twice at range with the Light Brand. That was the only attack Lloyd got in, as when player phase came around, Marcus didn't fuck about and proceeded to stick his Killer Lance through Lloyd's torso, finishing him in a single blow.[/color]

[code]Unit stats:
Name--------Lv.-HP-Str-Skl-Spd-Luc-Def-Res-BTL-WIN----------------Weapon-Support
Marcus----16.51-40--20-*26--14--13--16--13-345-219-Sword A-Axe A-Lance S--------
Isadora----5.14-38--16--13--20--12---9---6--40--23-Sword A-Axe D-Lance B--------
Hawkeye----5.24-51--18--14--11--13--14--10--36--16---------Axe A----------------
Wallace----1.15-34--16---9---8--10--19---5---3---1---------Axe E-Lance A--------

Items used - Marcus: 1xDracoshield. Isadora: 1xAngelicRobe, 1xBodyRing, 1xAfa'sDrops.[/code]

[color="#FF0000"]Wallace's defenses are good, but he can't evade at all. Best to keep him away from magic enemies in particular. At least Isadora can dodge a lot more things, despite having nearly as bad Res as Wallace.

Anyway the plan for the next chapter is to have Isadora solo the bottom path towards the bottom left gate. Hawkeye will traverse the mountains on the right armed with Hand Axes to take on the gate at the top right, while Marcus and Wallace, with their attacking and defensive capabilities, will pound the shit into the top left gate. Isadora will more than likely come up behind them to give a hand after she's dealt with the bottom gate.[/color]

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[color="#FF0000"]Ch.25

Again, relatively easy. My plan in the last post worked to a tee. Marcus and Wallace were initially surrounded by enemy Cavaliers, but once they stopped spawning, they soon simmered down. Even saved that village. Hector hung back around Merlinus and protected him from two advancing Pirates. Go Hector.

Giving my two Secret Books to Wallace since he's got the worst skill of all the pre-promotes. As well as that, I'm going to pump those two Goddess Icon into Isadora, since she is very reliant on evade.
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[code]Unit stats:
Name--------Lv.-HP-Str-Skl-Spd-Luc-Def-Res-BTL-WIN----------------Weapon---Support
Marcus----17.14-41--21-*26--14--14--16--13-384-254-Sword A-Axe A-Lance S-Isadora C
Isadora----6.34-39--16--14--21--17---9---6--52--34-Sword S-Axe D-Lance B--Marcus C
Hawkeye----6.98-51--18--15--12--14--14--11--70--45---------Axe S------------------
Wallace----3.89-35--17--14---8--11--20---5--43--11---------Axe D-Lance A----------

Items used - Marcus: 1xDracoshield. Isadora: 1xAngelicRobe, 1xBodyRing, 1xAfa'sDrops, 2xGoddessIcon. Wallace: 2xSecretBook[/code]

[color="#FF0000"]Not even gonna think about the next chapter for now. Off to sleep methinks.[/color]

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[color="#FF0000"]Ch.26

This was quite fun, especially since I accidentally placed Pent in range of Vaida on that fort up by the castle on the last-but-one turn. Saved the village. Merlinus survived. The Lords didn't get attacked at all. The 6 pre-promote units performed exceedingly well. Tried to use less of Marcus and more of everyone else, since Marcus is pretty close to Lv.20. A couple of level-ups involved Str and Spd for some units, which can never be a bad thing.
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[code]Unit stats:
Name--------Lv.-HP-Str-Skl-Spd-Luc-Def-Res-BTL-WIN----------------Weapon---Support
Marcus----17.40-41--21-*26--14--14--16--13-402-268-Sword A-Axe A-Lance S-Isadora C
Isadora----7.66-40--16--14--22--17--10---7--80--51-Sword S-Axe C-Lance B--Marcus C
Hawkeye----7.55-51--19--16--13--14--14--11--83--54---------Axe S------------------
Wallace----5.10-37--18--15--10--12--21---5--65--21---------Axe C-Lance A----------
Louise-----4.33-28--12--14--17--16---9--12---8---5-----------------Bow A----Pent A
Pent-------7.04-33--19--21--18--15--11--16--19--15-------Anima S-Staff A--Louise A

Items used - Marcus: 1xDracoshield. Isadora: 1xAngelicRobe, 1xBodyRing, 1xAfasDrops, 2xGoddessIcon. Wallace: 2xSecretBook[/code]

[color="#FF0000"]Typical - I always end up on Jerme's chapter. I prefer Kenneth's. Oh well. Time to pick up Harken.[/color]

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[color="#FF0000"]Would people be interested in watching if I recorded my chapters from here on in? It might prompt people other than myself to post, lol.[/color]

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[color="#FF0000"]Ch.27

I did record this chapter but for some reason there was some glitching along the bottom of the video, so I've decided to not bother uploading it.

Took a while due to having to ferry Matthew around for the chest contents, and the snow was making it worse.

Recruited Harken. Got all the chests. Killed everyone.
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[code]Unit stats:
Name--------Lv.-HP-Str-Skl-Spd-Luc-Def-Res-BTL-WIN----------------Weapon---Support
Marcus----17.92-41--21-*26--14--14--16--13-416-279-Sword A-Axe A-Lance S-Isadora C
Isadora----8.63-41--16--15--22--17--11---8--98--64-Sword S-Axe C-Lance B--Marcus C
Hawkeye---10.40-53--21--17--13--16--15--12-111--73---------Axe S------------------
Wallace----6.46-38--19--16--10--12--22---5--85--31---------Axe C-Lance A----------
Louise-----6.97-29--13--15--18--16---9--14--31--22-----------------Bow A----Pent A
Pent------11.06-35--20--22--21--16--11--18--42--29-------Anima S-Staff A--Louise A
Harken-----8.80-42--22--22--18--12--16--11---7---7-Sword B-Axe B------------------

Items used - Marcus: 1xDracoshield. Isadora: 1xAngelicRobe, 1xBodyRing, 1xAfasDrops, 2xGoddessIcon. Wallace: 2xSecretBook[/code]
[color="#FF0000"]
Ugh BBD.[/color]

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I usually enjoy videos more than descriptions. [img]http://serenesforest.net/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/cool.gif[/img]

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[color="#FF0000"]All right then, I uploaded them.

I don't know why there is a bit at the bottom which seems to be stuck. Shouldn't affect it too much, though.

I'm not sure why I decided to put the battle animations on. I guess it was just to make it more interesting to watch. Anyway, the video was sped up by x2 because it was originally nearly 1 hour long. Now it's 30 minutes through 2 parts. As a result of the x2 speed, the audio's gone into lolhyper mode. Which is quite amusing.

And yeah, I really wasn't thinking about efficiency here at all. I hate this chapter so much.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkAbgt-CP88

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvUxoxcNqKM[/color]

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[quote][color="#FF0000"]I'm not sure why I decided to put the battle animations on. I guess it was just to make it more interesting to watch.[/color][/quote]

Cool.
[quote][color="#FF0000"]Anyway, the video was sped up by x2 because it was originally nearly 1 hour long. Now it's 30 minutes through 2 parts. As a result of the x2 speed, the audio's gone into lolhyper mode. Which is quite amusing.[/color][/quote]

...not so cool. When's YouTube gonna implement those fast/slow playback features?

At least you're not speaking over it. I really don't enjoy Alvin hijacking LPs.

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[quote name='Baby Bonnie Hood' date='31 March 2012 - 02:17 AM' timestamp='1333156647' post='1917601']
Cool.


...not so cool. When's YouTube gonna implement those fast/slow playback features?

At least you're not speaking over it. I really don't enjoy Alvin hijacking LPs.
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[color="#FF0000"]The speed thing on Youtube already exists, but only for certain videos... I'm not sure why.

And I hate narrating. If I don't have a pre-written script or at least planned out what I'm going to talk about, I feel like a tool just sitting there in silence, occasionally swearing when something goes wrong.[/color] Edited by Raven

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[color="#FF0000"]Ch.28

Well this one took a number of restarts. I managed to record the final result which I am quite satisfied with, however. I didn't speed up this recording. So if you have a free 55 minutes and have nothing better to do, watch the video.

Part 1: [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9B4x7VVP7E"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9B4x7VVP7E[/url]

Part 2: [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7tXb3qY3hw"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7tXb3qY3hw[/url]

Part 3: [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf_I5ZK6TeQ"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf_I5ZK6TeQ[/url]

Part 4: [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh1UgR5QhoQ"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh1UgR5QhoQ[/url]
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[code]Unit stats:
Name--------Lv.-HP-Str-Skl-Spd-Luc-Def-Res-BTL-WIN----------------Weapon---Support
Marcus----18.48-42--21-*26--15--14--16--13-437-290-Sword A-Axe A-Lance S-Isadora C
Isadora---10.04-41--18--17--23--18--12---9-118--77-Sword S-Axe C-Lance B--Marcus C
Hawkeye---10.88-53--21--17--13--16--15--12-123--85---------Axe S------------------
Wallace----6.94-38--19--16--10--12--22---5--92--35---------Axe C-Lance A----------
Louise-----8.69-31--14--16--18--16---9--14--40--25-----------------Bow S----Pent A
Pent------12.05-35--21--22--22--17--12--18--55--42-------Anima S-Staff A--Louise A
Harken-----9.09-43--22--22--19--12--16--11--10---8-Sword B-Axe B------------------

Items used - Marcus: 1xDracoshield. Isadora: 1xAngelicRobe, 1xBodyRing, 1xAfasDrops, 2xGoddessIcon. Wallace: 2xSecretBook[/code]

[color="#FF0000"]Jaffar get.

Thinking about using the boots on Harken.[/color]

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I've been wondering. Do people watch 1-hour TV shows at double speed if they only have 30 minutes to spare?

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[color="#FF0000"]Ch.28x

Haha, bloody hell. I turned battle animations off and this chapter still took me an hour. But don't worry, because there are no animations, I think doubling the video's speed like before is justified. So 30 minutes of your time is all that's needed, assuming you want to watch my progress.

It would have taken less time if I wasn't planning to get all the chests. A flier would have been pretty useful, too. I was pretty much blind for half the chapter since I don't remember the order in which the bridges appear and disappear. The amount of times I had to restart because of a single thing going wrong resulting in death... That number is definitely in double digits.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gx-hNdbnKO0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNAisiYE8WE
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[code]Unit stats:
Name--------Lv.-HP-Str-Skl-Spd-Luc-Def-Res-BTL-WIN----------------Weapon-------------Support
Marcus----18.77-42--21-*26--15--14--16--13-453-298-Sword A-Axe A-Lance S-Isadora C----------
Isadora---11.01-42--18--17--24--18--12--10-144--87-Sword S-Axe C-Lance B--Marcus C--Harken C
Hawkeye---13.18-54--22--18--13--18--17--14-179-117---------Axe S----------------------------
Wallace---10.50-41--20--19--10--14--24---7-144--61---------Axe C-Lance S--------------------
Louise----10.05-32--16--17--18--17---9--14--52--33-----------------Bow S----Pent A----------
Pent------14.03-35--22--23--22--18--12--19--58--45-------Anima S-Staff A--Louise A----------
Harken----11.06-45--24--23--19--13--16--11--34--25-Sword B-Axe B-------------------Isadora C
Jaffar----13.65-34--19--25--24--10--15--11--15--11-Sword A----------------------------------

Items used - Marcus: 1xDracoshield, 1xSpeedwings. Isadora: 1xAngelicRobe, 1xBodyRing, 1xAfasDrops, 2xGoddessIcon. Wallace: 2xSecretBook. Harken: 1xBoots. Pent: 1xAngelicRobe.[/code]

[color="#FF0000"]I gave the boots to Harken as stated in my last update, I also gave the Speedwings obtained in this chapter to Marcus because I noticed he's had some doubling problems. I would have given them to Wallace, but Marcus could use them more, I reckon. Wallace is fine as a he is - a defensive wall. I also think giving the Angelic Robe to Pent is the best idea.

Oh Cog of Destiny, how I've /missed/ you.

I'll be using Wars of Dragons to get me through with minimum effort. Bottom path looks to be the most efficient. Charge![/color]

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Cog is really much easier if you avoid triggering (most of) the reinforcements.

That being said, you have Harken to help you out, so you should be fine.

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[quote name='General Horace' date='09 April 2012 - 10:22 PM' timestamp='1334006523' post='1931337']
Cog is really much easier if you avoid triggering (most of) the reinforcements.

That being said, you have Harken to help you out, so you should be fine.
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[color="#FF0000"]That's my plan. There's 4 triggers according to WoD, and the one that triggers Vaida and the other Dragon Rider reinforcements is unavoidable - and at least one other trigger must be set in order to advance in the first place. The bottom route is the best since it also allows direct access to the village and much-needed shops. I'm more or less out of ranged weapons. And focusing all my units in one path is better than spreading them all out to face even more unnecessary enemy reinforcements.[/color]

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[color="#FF0000"]Ch.29

The first time I tried this, I got owned due to trying to rush forward, and Pent ended up getting Silenced while Harken got Berserked and ended up killing Louise. This time I turtled and pushed forward cautiously. Efficiency is second priority to survival so meh.

At one point in the video I had to pause recording and playing because I needed to check up Wars of Dragons to remember where the trigger zones were so I could avoid them. The videos took 1 hour and 30 minutes to record, so I sped them up so it's only 45 minutes worth of viewing.

Part 1: http://youtu.be/J8sVQOw2nWU
Part 2: http://youtu.be/kuKGwIM2ag8
Part 3: http://youtu.be/NtKFV2tloqo
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[code]
Unit stats:
Name--------Lv.-HP-Str-Skl-Spd-Luc-Def-Res-BTL-WIN----------------Weapon-------------Support
Marcus---*20----44--23-*26--18--15--17--16-489-324-Sword A-Axe A-Lance S-Isadora B----------
Isadora---12.88-43--18--17-*25--18--13--10-172-102-Sword S-Axe C-Lance B--Marcus B--Harken C
Hawkeye---13.23-54--22--18--13--18--17--14-185-117---------Axe S----------------------------
Wallace---11.45-42--21--19--10--14--24---7-178--68---------Axe B-Lance S--------------------
Louise----12.36-34--16--17--18--18--10--15--81--45-----------------Bow S----Pent A----------
Pent------16.17-42--23--24--22--19--12--20--67--50-------Anima S-Staff A--Louise A----------
Harken----11.40-45--24--23--19--13--16--11--48--30-Sword B-Axe A-------------------Isadora C
Jaffar----14.05-35--19--25--25--10--15--12--25--15-Sword A----------------------------------
Vaida------9.40-47--22--21--13--11--22---7---8---6-Sword A-------Lance A--------------------

Items used - Marcus: 1xDracoshield, 1xSpeedwings. Isadora: 1xAngelicRobe, 1xBodyRing, 1xAfasDrops, 2xGoddessIcon. Wallace: 2xSecretBook. Harken: 1xBoots. Pent: 1xAngelicRobe.[/code]

[color="#FF0000"]Lol, who should I take into this chapter? I'm considering Harken just to give him more of a chance to get his Axe rank to S.[/color]

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