The Rat Tail, and Excalibur
When you venture into the Land of the Summons, there is something you will definately want to pick up. This item is the Rat Tail.
(Anyone else get the nod to the first Final Fantasy here?)
You will notice it is blocked by a teleport stone. You simply need to teleport back to this area, and head to the chest. You cannot do anything with this item, until you are able to go back to the overworld. At that time, you will need to get the Hover Craft, and take it to an island between Fabul and Mysdia.
Here you will find the town of Mythril. There are bubbles in the water to a nearby cave. inside you will find a man who loves tails. give him the Rat Tail, and he will reward you with a piece of Adamant. This Adamant can then be given to the Smithy in the underworld. He is located south of the dwarven castle. If you had visited here earlier, you would find him in a state of dissapointment, and upset. There was nothing for him to work with, and he could not even find Adamant to work with. Well, now you can give it to him. He will then get all kinds of excited, and ask you to hand over your Ancient Sword. Follow him downstairs, and he will tell you that it will be a while before your sword is finished. Actually it will be never if you do not make your first journey to the moon.
After you have returned from your trip, visit the smithy again.He will hand over your new Excalibur Sword, which will come in handy in the final stages of the game. Also he has opened something of a shop for you. Here is a list of what he is now selling.
And you thought there was only the Rat's Tail to deal with huh? Well, if you go into the lunar underground B5, you will find a room with a single chest containing an Inferno item. In this room, there is an extremely (and I do mean EXTREMELY) rare chance that you will run into the Pink Puff enemy.
To make them show up a bit faster, you can use an Alert item. About 7of 10 times this will bring you right into a fight with
Once you defeat these little slimewads, you might, just might get a Pink Tail as a reward. Take this tail to the tail collector, and he will give you Adamant Armor. This armor can be worn by anyone, and greatly boosts your stats by 15 points. I usually spend about 3-6 hours just to get two of them for the ladies. It is difficult to get, but you can get as many as you wish.
Yang, the knife, and the Sylph's
When you return to the underworld, you then have the option for your first visit to the Sylph cave. This cave is found almost directly west of the Tower of Bab-il. (You will want Rosa to know the Float spell, before coming in here.) Here you will find a house, which is the home of the Sylph's. Apon your first visit, they will explain that they found Yang, and that he hasn't awakened yet, but otherwise are pretty cold to you. There is nothing more to do here for now. So you can exit through the room upstairs to the outside of the cave, or explore the rest of the Cave.
When you get the next ability to go to the overworld, your first stop should be Fabul. Talk to Yang's wife, and she will give you a "Pan" to wake him up. Return then to the Sylph's home, and use the "Pan" on Yang. He will then wake up, and give you a "Knife". This is a one time throwing item, that will do 9999 HP of damage to any enemy. Speak to the furthest Sylph from Yang after getting the knife, and they will teach Rydia their summon.
*Note* This must be done before traveling to the moon for the first time. If you journey to the moon, Yang will no longer be in the cave.
There is a quick way to get GP at any point in the game. All you need is a weapon and/or a shield. We will us Cecil as an example.
When you enter battle, and Cecil's turn comes up, go into the item command. Select a blank space FIRST.
Then go into the weapon section and de-equip his sword or shield. You can then either run from the battle, or finish it off.
Personally I prefer to finish the battle, but hey.
When the battle is over, open Cecil's equipment menu. Select his weapon, as shown here, and find the weapon you de-equipped
in battle. (In this example I used Excalibur.) When you equip your weapon, it will show there is two weapons, instead of one. You will need to un-equip, and re-equip the sword to seperate them.
This trick works on any weapon, and or shield, and you can actually have everyone in the party do it at the same time. This
can quickly add extra money in your pocket. The best weapon to use in the earlier stages of the game is the "Ancient Sword".
It can be sold for 9500GP!