SARABAND CITY THE BEGINNING
SHINING FORCE III SCNARIO 1
After the game introduction and some long
conversation with King Benetram, Dantares will join the force. Playing as Synbios, exit the room and Grace
appears to talk to you. She will call Masqurin and they both will join the force. You will receive a cut flower, this item
is very useful later on in the game. I won’t spoil it here however
Synbios is the main hero, the warrior of the force.
Dantares is the
knight of the force, and very agile
in attack magic,fairly weak at first
Grace is useful in both attack and defence
Before leaving the building take note of
- 10 gold coins - shelf in a room on the
- Healing Drop - check the vase with plant in the same room you found the gold coins.
- Potion - inside treasure
chest in the 2nd floor. Be sure to save this one for harder battles later in the game.
You are then free to explore the town, note
in one house you see Penn’s egg
- 05 gold coins - inside a shelf in soldier's
- 05 gold coins - inside shelf in another house.
- 10 gold coins - inside the house where
the bouncing egg (Penn) is.
- Healing Drop - in the item shop, check a barrel behind the seller.
Health Bread - inside a treasure chest in a house.
- Large Mithril - inspect a crate inside the white house
In the central area of the city (near the
fountain) there's a laundry in the roof of the bar. A centaur is up there: you should talk to him and answer "Yes" to his
question. The knight here is Arthur
Arthur is the only knight with magic in any scenario, he is very useful, but is nonplayable until scenario 2
After exploring the city, enter the area
dominated by the Imperial guards, after a brief chat with your heroes from scenario 2 it’s on to your very first battle!
The Masked Monks are very easy to defeat
however I suggest that you do this battle a couple of times, to get characters to at least level 3 or 4, as the next battle
has bats and Grace learns Antidote at level 4 and since bats poison it’s a godsend.
At the start of the bridge battle,
the Impostor will escape with some followers.
Hayward is an extremely useful
character, able to attack from a distance, he is overlooked quite a lot, in battle talk to him and he joins, however if he
dies you miss out on an A class archer
Remember to destroy the barrel by the docks
to get to the iron bracer, very useful as it raises attack, you can get this after the battle
If Garosh dies, speak to his Girlfriend,
she releases the doves, also speak to the little boy inside as he gives you a silver ring, yet again useful (I equip it on
Hayward as his defence is really poor to start with)
However, if you saved Garosh, he joins the
party during scenario 2
However if Garosh
joins you are unable to get Jade, but it’s irrelevant for UK gamers
Jade is a tank gunner from scenario 2, yet again slightly irrelevant
Remember to get the Iron Bracer in a treasure
chest by the cargo area (if you broke the barrel during the battle) then you may leave the city of Saraband.
Then follows a very difficult battle if you
aren’t strong enough, but breeze through if strong enough with more mask monks and Saraband Knights, which isn’t
that difficult really, it’s just irritating if a character dies early on in the game
The Impostor and some of his followers will
escape again, taking Emperor Domaric (hopefully, because at this point of the game your party is no match for them). However
it is entirely possible if Dantares is Level 5/6 to catch the impostor up and attack him. (For this you need Dantares to get
EVERY kill and also return 2/3 times per battle)
Immediately head to the Inn to talk with
the masked monks, when you exit and head back in the end room has the Power Wine, from there head to the end of the wall and
walk through the wall you’ll head round the back towards this character
the party during scenario 2, untying him he considers you an enemy. Irrelevant really
Be sure to talk to everyone and enter all
the houses to get the following goodies:
- 05 gold coins - shelf in a house.
10 gold coins - shelf in the old man and woman house.
- Brain Food - inspect the wall of the town between two buildings.
Hill Ruins Map - inside chest in Duncan's house.
- Large Mithril - near the church, step on the dark square in the ground
and inspect the city wall.
Haggling with the item shop gets you a Potion
and a Goddess Tear for only 300 gold each
the two floor house of Toby’s, Obright is on the roof, unfortunately he is quite a bad warrior, yet useful up until
you find Horst, Later on he gets gold (gasp) ooh
Items found in the battlefield:
- Antidote Herb - inside barrel, break it
- Medical Herb - inside barrel, break it to get.
- Steel Bracer - inside treasure chest.
Doing the batlle
2/3 times again should get your characters to level 5 at least, but spend time with Obright and Hayward as they’re not
Note: If you missed the Steel Bracer in the
last battle, there's still a way to get it: cast the Return spell to go back to Balsamo. Then enter the well and you will
be able to explore the Dwarf Valley again.
No time to rest now however, as Synbios and
Co encounter more monsters, more powerful than before
FIELD BATTLE (TOMB DETAILS)
Once you enter a tomb, you must get all the
possible treasures, once the thief has got them, as you are unable to open the chests *
*In this Tomb, the Life Ring is in the locked
chest, so you must let the Thief get it first, then attack him to receive the item!
In the unlocked chest you can find a Healing
Drop. Be sure to do not miss the Life Ring, it will be a great help during the entire game, recovering health points etc.
Remember that Synbios cannot enter tombs.
Of Chapter 1