A mysterious phenomenon occurred on the plane you're flying in. The plane vanished, and it is feared there are no survivors.
Before you realize what's going on, you appear under an unfamiliar night sky. Glowing butterflies fly overhead in this strange place known as the city of swords, Escario. A place of creatures of unknown races, fierce monsters, and various mystical labyrinths.
And you are known as the...
— Stranger of Sword City —
You can save and load games from Strangers Guild: [System] here. You need at least 1000KB of free space in your storage in order to save.
Change settings for the game. You can change options from the following locations:
In Stranger of Sword City, you can create your own party members. You can progress the story using the preset characters as well.
You can register members at Strangers Guild: Leaders Room, with [Register member]. You can register a maximum of 16 members, and the first 5 will be given complimentary equipment.
You will choose the character's information, but portrait, name, and nicknames can be changed freely at any time. To change these, go to the Leaders Room and select [Manage].
Registered members can be added to the party from the following locations:
Member conditions may be affected during battle. They will put you at a disadvantage, so heal as soon as possible.
By leveling up, members will grow.
You can check the item information while the item is selected.
You can change information data by pressing the Y button for equipped items. You can check the bonus for member stats, HP changes for each step, and other information.
Enhancement Points are the "+10" that is displayed after the item. The greater the points, the better stats the item will have. Items with more points will be ranked higher.
The item ranks that are displayed in yellow are unique items. Unique items are rare items that are one-of-a-kind. You will not get it back if you sell it or throw it away, excluding special occasions.
Items that are found are unidentified. You cannot use unidentified items. You can identify items in the labyrinth from [Party]. If you leave the labyrinth, the item will automatically be identified.
When using certain items or failing to identify an item, it might become cursed. Cursed items cannot be identified and cannot be used. If you leave the labyrinth, the curse will automatically be lifted.
An introduction to where the story takes place, Escario. You can register members or buy items at the Base, Strangers Guild. Also, give Blood Crystals to any of the factions you desire to progress the story here.
You can prepare to go into labyrinths at the Strangers Guild.
The entrance of the Strangers Guild. You can save, load, and explore facilities inside the Guild.
You can edit party, revive, and recover members.
You can heal death by reviving, and recover Life Points from recovery. They both have free and paid options. It will take time, and members cannot join the party if you choose the free option. Time will pass by battling enemies.
The main character has the talent "Chosen One," which provides infinite Life Points. But, if the main character is dead, you cannot enter labyrinths and some events will not progress. You have to pay to revive the main character. The main character will revive even if you do not have enough money.
You can register new members, manage, and Class change. You can give Riu, the Vessel, your Blood Crystals.
Change the current class to a different class for a fee. Each member can change classes up to 5 times. Skills that were learned before the Class change can be set to the new class from [Mastery] in the member status menu.
You can buy and sell items. You cannot buy back the items you sold. You can store items in your Storage here as well.
You can give Blood Crystals to the Vessels: Riu from the Strangers Guild, Marilith from the Kingdom, and Alm from Medell Co. You can learn Divinities through them.
The transfer of Blood Crystals and learning Divinities can be done at the Divinity Tree. The type of Divinities you learn differ depending on who you give the Blood Crystals to. Also, only one Divinity can be learned from each column.
You can enter labyrinths from various locations in Escario. Your objective in the labyrinth is to defeat Lineage Types.
The Party Menu will be displayed if you press the Y button when inside a labyrinth. You can check the party levels, EXP, and Blood Gems. You can open the Party Menu in Escario at the Strangers Guild.
Check the Wanted Lineages for Lineage Type hints and conditions.
Battle will begin after encountering an enemy. You can select an action for your members every turn. If you defeat all of the enemies, you will win and get Blood Gems (money) and EXP (experience points). You may find a treasure box with an item in it.
To recover Morale, damage or get damaged by an enemy. You can also be healed by a skill effect.
Depending on the formation or range of a weapon, some enemies cannot be reached.
A party is constructed with a front row and a back row. The left 3 portraits represent the front row and the right 3 portraits represent the back row. The front row can attack with any type of weapon, but they are easily targeted by enemies. The back row is not targeted often but can only use ranged weapons.
There are S / M / L ranges for weapons. Depending on the range, you may be able to attack enemies that are far from you.
Depending on the element and the enemy type, the damage will differ.
Some items, spells, and enemies have elements. There are 4 elements, and some are effective against others. You can check enemy elements in the Party Menu: [Info] with the Monster Encyclopedia.
There are human, creature, immortal, spirit, demon, and god types for monsters. Some weapons and armors have special effects that are advantageous against some types of monsters. This will be listed in the description.
Immortals and spirits cannot be damaged by normal weapons. Use magic or spells that change your weapon types against them.
When the battle starts, a Preemptive Attack or ambush may occur. When it occurs to the enemy, your party will not be able to move for 1 turn. Also, when it occurs, attacks of any range can be performed.
You can counter ambushes with a certain Divinity.
If you successfully perform Party Menu: [Hide], then a battle will start. If you win, you will receive a treasure box.
Hiding can only be performed at "Hiding Point." There are several points in the labyrinth, and a Lineage Type may appear too. If you perform Hiding in the same location, then the required Morale will increase.
You can predict what's inside the treasure box from how it looks. If you don't like it, you can pass, but the more you pass, the more likely you will be ambushed.
There will be an enemy leader in an hiding battle. If the leader escapes, you will not get any treasure. The leader has a crown by the cursor when you select them.
If you defeat the enemy leader, you will get a treasure box. There may be a trap on the treasure box, so you will need to lift the trap first to open it.
A list of potential traps will be displayed. You can select one to disarm the trap. If you select the wrong one, the trap will activate.
If you use the item "Butterfly Arm," you can safely disarm a trap.
We cannot answer questions regarding the story or how to progress the game. Thank you for your understanding.
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