Capítulo 2 - The Manipulator & The Subservient
You now return to the present, at Orbonne
Monastery. Your curren mission is to rescue Princess
Ovelia. Rad and Agrias' two Knights will join your
party, and Agrias and Gafgarion will join as Guests.
You still have all your characters from Chapter I
If you have any abilities to learn, get them,
then go north to Dorter, where another battle awaits
you. Win it (well, obviously) and you'll have access
to all of the map again.
At this point, you should not have any characters
with basic Jobs (Squire or Chemist), and you'll want
to have a Monk, Archer, Wizard, and Priest somewhere
in the party. A Mediator is also useful, but might
take some time to get (you have to get Oracle up to
level 2, and Oracle requires Priest). If you want to
take the time to get it, you can also get the Thief
You now have the ability to take Propositions
at bars. You can earn a lot of gil and some JP from
these jobs, so take them up (never more than one
at a time, though). Always use the maxinum number
of days possible. While the characters are away,
you can have the main group build up job levels with
random battles (or just continue on without them).
All the stores in the three towns have new items,
so pay them a visit to get supplies for your characters.
Don't buy any equipment for Gafgarion (Agrias is okay,
but her equipment is already really good). Stock up
on Hi-Potions (you'll want the Hi-Potion ability by
now) and Phoenix Downs.
Note: you can have random battles at Fovoham
Plains and the Zeklaus Desert that are entirely
different from the set battles there. They also
feature some advanced monsters, so try recruiting
them with a Mediator. Just make sure to keep an eye
on the number of eggs they produce; wipe out the
majority of eggs before they clog your roster.
When you feel confident that you've got some
good characters, go to Araguay Woods, east of Dorter.
BTW, this is now up to where I'm writing while
playing the game and not just from memory. Anyway,
here you have to save Boco (the chocobo) from the
goblins (pick the second choice). You shouldn't
have any trouble. After the battle, Boco will join.
Back on the map, go into your formation screen
and change Gafgarion into a Time Mage (this should
cause him to lose all his equipment). Then continue
on to Zirekile Falls. The graphics here are simply
incredible. Here you'll find Delita and Ovelia being
attacked by some Hokuten Knights. The Knights demand
that Gafgarion join them, and he does. You then
have to fight him and the knights to save Ovelia.
After the battle, Delita will leave you with
Ovelia. Ramza decides to go to Lionel Castle. On
the map, help yourself to Gafgarion's equipment (if you
didn't earlier). If you need items, go back to
Dorter. The next battle is a toughie, so be prepared.
I recommend having an archer, a Black Chocobo (Boco
will lay eggs and they may be black chocobos), and
a priest or wizard. If you use a wizard, make sure
somebody can heal. When you're ready, go to Zaland
You'll meet Mustadio, who is being chased by some
bad guys. You get a choice whether to help him or not.
Choosing the second option means that you have to keep
Mustadio alive to win the battle, while the first
doesn't. So choose the first. No matter what you pick,
Mustadio joins you afterwards as a Guest.
When all the talking is finished, go back into
Zaland to pick up supplies and equipment. There's
not very much in the way of selection, but you can get
a new staff, hat (only give the Triangle Hat to magic
users; the Headgear is better for fighters as it raises
their attack), and armor.
Your next stop is Bariaus Hill. When you first
get here, there's no fight, just some dialogue.
Afterwards, you'll be back on the map, but Bariaus Hill
is still red. This time when you go there, you do
get a fight. Following the fight, a cut scene will
pop up back at Igros Castle with Dycedarg and Gafgarion
You can now finally get to Lionel Castle (don't
worry; there's no fight). You'll chat with Draclau
and learn about the Zodiac Stones. Agrias and Ovelia
will then leave the party. Then you get to go shopping!
There is a lot of really powerful equipment you can get
here, so load up on it (you should have a lot of money
by now). Also, you may want to send some of your characters
out on a proposition if you haven't been doing them --
you can earn a lot of money from some. One way to pass
time and complete the propositions is to walk back and
forth between Dorter Trade City and Orbonne Monastery;
there are no random battles but you increase the days
On to the swamp. Fight your way through here, but
don't go to Goug. Instead, return to Zaland -- the shop
has some new equipment (Platina Daggers, Green Berets [don't
give them to magic-users] and Wizard Outfits). Then move
onto Goug. Upon arriving in the city, there will be a brief
scene and then you're back on the map. The store doesn't
have much of anything, but if you've got a Mediator or
Chemist, be sure to buy them a Romanda Gun. There's also a
lot of accessories -- you might want to pick up a Wizard
Mantle or two for your magic users. Make sure you're stocked
up on Hi-Potions and Phoenix Downs; you'll need them.
Try to leave the city and you'll be immediately thrust
into a battle. Deploy your Mediator (if you have one),
somebody with a bow, and somebody with black magic.
Rudvich, the leader of the Bart Company, will appear with
Mustadio and Besrodio (Musty's father) captive. Mustadio
reveals the location of the Zodiac Stone. Ramza forks it over
and you find out that Draclau was in on the plot. It's
After the battle (a tough one, I might add), you
check on Besrodio. Mustadio reveals that the Zodiac Stone
that Rudvich got was really a fake. Mustadio will now
join as you a normal party member -- now you can control
him! The only downside to this is that he can be
permanently killed. Musty's equipment is all gone, so be
sure to re-equip. Also, if you learned any skills while
he was a Guest, they're gone for some reason.
Take the ship (well, just walk across the ocean)
over to Warjilis Trade City. Upon getting off the ship,
you'll bump into Delita again. After that scene's ended,
you can explore the town. To make some easy money, go
to the bar and accept the proposition (to find the
Highwind!), then go back to Goug and get the job there
as well (there will be a cutscene when you leave Warjilis
the first time). Just go back and forth between the
two cities until both jobs are complete. If you weren't
able to afford everything back in Goug, pick it up now.
Now go up to Bariaus Valley, where you'll find
anohter fight. You'll deploy two squads here to save
Agrias from the Hokuten; this is a really easy fight,
so you might want to deploy some weaker characters to
give them a boost. Agrias will rejoin, this time as a
normal (non-guest) character. By the way, somewhere around
here I picked up a Giant Axe (sorry, not sure where);
it's a VERY strong weapon, give somebody the "Equip Axe
ability and have them use it.
Your next stop is Golgorand Execution Site. Male
sure you're ready; this is a tough battle. The
execution turns out to be a trap, and you have to fight
Gafgarion. Good luck, you'll need it.
Eventually (probably after a couple of tries), you'll
win. There will be a long scene back at Lionel Castle
in which you find out more about Ovelia's past and
Draclau's plans. Then you're back on the map. Return
to Warjilis, where you'll find some new armor available.
Equip your characters and restock your items. Then make
*sure* that Ramza has the Chakra ability and Punch Art
equipped (either because he is a monk or as a secondary
action ability). Equip the Arrow Guard ability on any
characters that have it. When you've done all that, it's
time for the final battles of the chapter. Note: if you want,
you can walk all the way PAST Lionel Castle to the destinations
behind it -- just don't click on Lionel Castle itself until
you're ready to fight. When you do, you'll have no choice but
to attack the gate...
Ramza will go to open the gate, but Gafgarion shows up
yet again and surrounds the castle. If you thought
the Execution Site was bad, here's more fun. Actually,
the gate isn't quite as bad if you play your cards right
(see the battle strategies). The save game screen will
pop up at the conclusion of the battle -- there's another
battle right after this one. It's your call as to whether
you should save. I'd recommend saving in a separate slot
in case you need to go back to get more JP. Your formation
screen then shows up, allowing you to learn new abilities
or do anything you need to. When you leave the formation
screen, you'll go to the next battle and start deploying
your characters. This time you're up against Draclau, who
uses his Zodiac Stone to turn (with some incredible special
effects) into Queklain. Beat him and he'll blow up (more
nifty effects) and drop another Zodiac Stone. You'll see
a scene with Delita and Prince Goltana in which the Lion
War begins, then Chapter 2 ends.