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Angela/Duran – The Glass Desert

The Glass Desert lies just west of Altena and is only accessable by air so
you need to use Flammie. The desert has a lot of ninjas and their attacks do
hurt a lot so make sure you've got decent weapons and armour from Pedan or it
will be a tough trek.

Once you've called Flammie, head for the red dots to the northeast of the
world. Conveniently, it's directly North from Pedan!

When you reach the island, land anywhere (as long as it says "Glass Desert.")
You'll find yourself in an enclosed area of the desert. If you come here
before you find out that you're supposed to be here, this area will be sealed
off and you won't be able to go any further.

The first step is to find the Gold Statue. There's only one statue here and
you can only get to it after beating Zable Fahr. I recommend a team of around
L40 or above.

From the start, go north, northeast, northeast, north, north, west, east (go
left, down and then right to exit), east, northwest, northeast (the exit is
above you, make sure you don't exit the same way you entered), north and
finally north. Beat up the monsters and make sure your team are all stocked
up on healing items and Grails. Go through the northeastern opening and face:

***Boss: God-Beast Zable-Fahr***

Forget about the other God-Beasts, _THIS_ is a GB. ZF knows all the high
damage spells like Death Spell, Dark Blazon and Dark Force. You'll definitely
need Angel Grails, Honey Drinks, Pakkun Chocs, the lot. There's no strategy
against ZF, but if anyone on your team knows Saint Saber, Holy Ball, or Saint
Beam, make sure you use it in abundance. If you've class changed, spend some
time levelling up so you learn all the new moves of your class before facing
Zable. As you fight, you'll do a fair amount of damage. After you've
destroyed both of the two heads (the one on the right tends to use all the
Shade-taught magic like Evil Gate and Dark Force. The one on the left tends
to use physical attacks) a female head appears in the middle and casts
REGENERATION on both the other two heads, reviving them completely (just like
you would if you used an Angel's Grail.) _NOW_ the real battle begins. Ignore
the other two heads and concentrate on the one in the middle. This one uses
all the high-damage dark moves like Hell Cross (requires all three heads to
be alive), Dark Force (multi) and Death Spell (999HPs damage.) Once you
destroy the female head, the others will go too. In short, the basic strategy
is to use all your healing items and Holy magic in this fight. Don't use the
Angel's Grails if you can possibly help it. Zable (female) will almost
certainly cast Death Spell at least once, so make sure you're ready. This
fight is both long and MP costly, so make sure you've also got your Walnuts
handy.

Once Zable dies, the Fairy will realise that the whole God-Beast beating was
a trap. Now that all eight of the God-Beasts have been defeated, the power of
all eight beasts now rests within the Sword of Mana! We'd better stop the
Dragon Emperor from getting that sword!

Now we must fight the final battle sub-bosses. This is the next section of
the walkthrough.