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≪Dec. 18, 2008 (JST) Moblin Maze Mongers≫

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  What is Moblin Maze Mongers?
Moblin Maze Mongers (hereafter "MMM") is a new system that allows players to create built-to-order dungeons ("mazes") with custom settings and rules, that can be enjoyed alone or together with friends.

* Users must have installed and completed registration for the Wings of the Goddess expansion in order to access the Moblin Maze Mongers system.

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  Overview of MMM
To enjoy MMM, please follow the steps below.

[1] First, talk to the NPC Goldagrik located in Muckvix's Junkshop in Lower Jeuno[ (H-9). After doing so, you will receive the three items (Maze Tabula, Maze Voucher, and Maze Rune) necessary to order a maze, as well as the "tattered Maze Monger pouch" key item.

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Bullet Maze Tabula

      Maze Tabulae are used to record the fundamental data for your maze.
      By using Maze Vouchers and Maze Runes in conjunction with a Maze Tabula, various settings of the maze may be configured.

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Bullet Maze Voucher

      The Maze Voucher dictates the objective for completing a given maze.
      In a process similar to learning new magic from a scroll, Maze Vouchers must be selected and used from the item list. This will store the vouchers in your MMM pouch, allowing them to be used in maze creation.

      Maze Vouchers that have been stored in your MMM pouch can then be accessed from your Maze Tabula interface.
      Selecting a Maze Voucher to use with your tabula is the bare minimum requirement for ordering a maze.

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Bullet Maze Rune

      Maze Runes are optional components that allow for control over more detailed settings. They also come in various shapes and elements, and can have a wide range of effects on the content of your maze.
      Like Maze Vouchers, Maze Runes must be used and stored in your pouch before they can be accessed.

Bullet The specific effects of a particular Maze Rune may change, or the rune may become unusable, depending on the type of Maze Voucher with which it is used.

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[2] Use the Maze Vouchers and Maze Runes you have obtained.
Using these items will cause them to disappear from your item list, but they can be accessed at any point thereafter through your Maze Tabula.

[3] Use your Maze Tabula to create an order form for your maze. (For further details, refer to "Ordering a Maze" below.)

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[4] Take your completed Maze Tabula to the Chocobo Stables in Lower Jeuno (G-11) and trade it to the "Maze Mongers Shopfront" located there. After confirming the maze settings and paying the construction fee, you and any party members with you will be transported to the maze entrance lobby.

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[5] Conduct any pre-entry preparations you see fit before entering your maze. Talking to the NPC Packapic will allow you to confirm your maze settings and even customize the music. When you are ready to enter the maze, you may do so by speaking to the NPC Rediroq.

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  Ordering a Maze
[1] Select and use the Maze Vouchers and Maze Runes in your inventory to place them in your MMM pouch.

[2] Use your Maze Tabula.
[3] Choose your desired maze completion objective by selecting the corresponding Maze Voucher.

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Bullet Some examples of the available objectives are as follows:

Bullet Maze Voucher 01: Clear the maze of all monsters.
Bullet Maze Voucher 04: Synthesize the assigned items.
Bullet Maze Voucher 07: Slay a single formidable foe.

[4] Use Maze Runes to configure more detailed settings, if you so desire.

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Bullet Maze Tabulae may contain black squares and/or elemental squares.

Bullet Black squares cannot hold Maze Runes. Please rotate your desired Maze Runes as necessary so that they do not overlap with these squares.
Bullet If you place a Maze Rune in an elemental square of the same element, the effect of that Maze Rune will be enhanced. Please note that the concepts of elemental ascendancy and opposition do not apply in maze construction.
Bullet There are also neutral Maze Runes that are not aligned with any particular element. Such runes will never have their effects enhanced, regardless of the squares on which they are placed.

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Bullet The following are some examples of the special conditions that can be enacted through the use of Maze Runes:

Bullet Maze Rune 100: The quicker you complete the maze, the more Moblin Marbles you will receive.
Bullet Maze Rune 101: Your time limit is shortened, but you will receive a greater quantity of Moblin Marbles (see "Rewards" below) upon successful completion of the maze.
Bullet Maze Rune 106: You will be outfitted with a "Maze Pearl" that can be used to obtain various helpful hints.
Bullet Maze Rune 109: The NPC "Packapic" in the entrance lobby will sell you temporary items.

After successfully completing the objectives for a given maze, you will be rewarded with the appearance of a treasure chest. Opening the chest will grant you items, experience points, and "Moblin Marbles." Moblin Marbles are points obtained exclusively through MMM that can be exchanged for equipment, new Maze Runes and so forth. For details, speak with the NPC Chatnachoq in Muckvix's Junkshop in Lower Jeuno (H-9).

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  Miscellaneous Notes
Bullet There are no level restrictions placed upon the act of ordering a maze or adventuring in a completed maze.
Bullet You may enter mazes alone, or in parties of up to six characters.
Bullet A player may only order one maze per day (Earth time). There are, however, no such restrictions placed on the number of times a player may enter mazes as a member of a party whose leader has made the order.
Bullet If you wish to leave a maze before completing its objectives, you may do so by using the "Maze Compass," an item that is automatically placed in your inventory upon entering a maze.
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