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Legend of LuBu (LuBuZhuan) Guide

Unread postby expression » Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:58 am

Legend of LuBu guide (MOD of Legend of CaoCao)

Created by tnu84 at xycq.net (2005)
Guide provided by expression (2007)

Background
The Legend of LuBu (LuBuZhuan, hereafter LBZ) is a MOD game, based on the game system of the popular battle chess game Legend of CaoCao (CaoCaoZhuan, hereafter CCZ) by KOEI. CCZ, originally released in 1998, is the third and last game from KOEI’s battle chess series about the Era of the Three Kingdoms in Chinese History. Well plotted and designed, its fluid gameplay sparked a trend of modding of which LBZ is an outstanding product. From script to battle design, LBZ is single-handedly created by tnu84 and released on the Chinese forum xycq (XianYuan ChunQiu), which has become a renowned CCZ modding hub with its many dedicated experts. LBZ is one of the first complete MOD to come out on the forum, and it follows the conquest saga of General Lubu, hailed as the most feared general of the era. With its touching plot, memorable characters, dialogues of wisdom and humor, and novelty in gameplay, LBZ has remained a classic.

MOD Download information
Pls. see Legend of CaoCao thread.

Storyline
There are 2 different storylines branching out after Battle 20: The Mighty Despot and The Virtuous Ruler. Player will be asked to choose for LuBu his attitude on Power and motive in War at this turning point, which will determine his fate. Each storyline is unique in its battles, items to be obtained, and usable characters

Necessary spoiler: The Mighty Despot plot is one mighty tragedy, so please be forewarned. If you are one who believes gaming should provide happiness and no tears, play the Virtuous Ruler plot.

Gameplay
To be filled.
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Battles 1-10

Unread postby expression » Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:00 am

List of events and missions in and between battles

Battle 1: Clear the Rebels!
- Mission for seal: no retreat in any LuBu or ally troops
- Duels: none
- Events: none
- Items: none

In between battles:
ZangBa (Bandit) and GaoShun (Martial Artist) join LuBu

Battle 2: LuoYang
- Mission for seal: Spark all 4 duels and 1 event
- Duels: ZangBa vs. FanChou (retreat)
GaoShun vs. ZhangJi (retreat)
LuBu vs. XuRong (retreat)
LuBu vs. LiSu (retreat)
- Events: DingYuan vs. DongZhuo (an “unconventional” duel)

Battle 3: SiShui Gate
- Mission for seal: spark all 3 duels and 1 event
- Duels: WeiXu vs. WenChou
SongXian vs. XiaHouDun
HouCheng vs. XiaHouYuan
- Events: HuaTuo vs. GuanYu (conversation)
- Items: Ancestral Sword (dropped by SunJian)

In between: In comes ZhangLiao (Calvary)

Battle 4: HuLao Gate
- Mission for seal: full retreat in 10 rounds
- Items: Golden Armour (defeat HuangGai)
Chain Armour (defeat ChengPu)

In between: WeiXu (Cavalry), SongXian (Archer) and HouCheng (Infantry) join LuBu

Battle 5: YingYang
- Mission for seal: defeat CaoCao
- Duels: ZhangLiao vs. YueJin (retreat)
LuBu vs. XiaHouDun
XiaHouDun vs. XuRong (death)
- Items: Shadow (defeat CaoCao)
Leather helmet (defeat YueJin)

Battle 6: ChangAn
- Mission for seal: spark all 3 duels
- Duels: LuBu vs. LiSu (death)
GaoShun vs. ZhangJi (death)
ZangBa vs. FangChou (death)
- Items: Flight robe (defeat HuJuer)
Bandana (JiaXu)

In between: ChenGong (Strategist) joins, bringing with him the Sky Scorcher for LuBu

Battle 7: PuYang I
- Mission for seal: spark all 3 duels
- Duels: LuBu vs. CaoRen (retreat)
ZhangLiao vs. YuJin
GaoShun vs. CaoAng (retreat) *note: this duel is a prerequisite for a later duel
- Events: Occupying the administrative building will cause a decrease in the enemy’s defense
- Items: The Way of Peace (at least one Yellow Turban remains)

In between: In comes DiaoChan (Songstress)

Battle 8: PuYang II
- Mission for seal: eliminate all enemies within 15 rounds
- Duels: LuBu vs. XiaHouYuan (retreat)
ZangBa vs. XuChu
GaoShun vs. DianWei *note: this duel will only occur following the duel in Battle 7 and is itself a prerequisite for a later duel

Battle 9: PuYang III
- Mission for seal: spark the 2 duels against CaoCao and LiDian
- Duels: DiaoChan vs. CaoCao
ZhangLiao vs. LiDian
GaoShun (both attack and defense will decrease) vs. DianWei *note: this duel will only occur following the duel in Battle 8 and is itself a prerequisite for a later duel
- Events: This battle will end if CaoCao escapes
- Items: Wrath of Heaven (defeat CaoCao)

Battle 10: PuYang IV
- Mission for seal: eliminate all enemies
- Duels: ZhangLiao vs. YueJin (retreat)
GaoShun vs. DianWei *note: this duel will only occur following the duel in Battle 9
- Items: Reflex Whip (defeat DianWei in duel)
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Unread postby Taishi Ci 2.0 » Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:23 am

I noticed Sun Jian drops the Ancestral Sword at Si Shui, don't know if you forget to add that or didn't know.
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Battle 11-20

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Battle 11: Xu Province (7 rounds only)
- Mission for seal: eliminate all enemies
- Duels: LuBu (both attack and defense will decrease) vs. ZhangFei (both attack and defense will increase) *note: this duel is a prerequisite for a later duel

Battle 12: Expedition against YuanShu
- Mission for seal: spark 2 duels and 1 event
- Duels: DiaoChan vs. JiLing (retreat)
LuBu vs. ZhangFei *note: this duel will only occur following the duel in Battle 11 and is itself a prerequisite for a later duel
- Events: ZhangLiao vs. TaiShiCi (conversation)
SongXian vs. XiaHouDun (conversation)
- Items: The Imperial Seal (defeat YuanShu)
Leather Saddle (from JiLing)

In between: CaoXing (Mounted Archer) joins Lubu

Battle 13: XiaoPei I
- Mission for seal: eliminate all enemies within 10 rounds
- Duels: LuBu vs. ZhangFei (retreat) *note: this duel will only occur following the duel in Battle 12
- Events: Zhangliao vs. GuanYu (conversation) *note: this event is a prerequisite for a later duel
- Items: Leather Shield (defeat LiuBei)
SanLue Military Manual (defeat ZhangFei in duel)

Battle 14: XiaoPei II (continuous rain, no fire attacks possible)
- Mission for seal: eliminate all enemies
- Duels: CaiXing vs. XiaHouDun
ZhangLiao vs. GuanYu (retreat) *note: this duel will only occur following the event in Battle 13
- Events: At round 6, enemy reinforcements arrives in the north
At round 10 or if past forest area, hidden enemy troops appear
- Items: LuTao Military Manual (defeat GuanYu in duel)

Battle 15: Despair – besieged
- Seal: none
- Condition for victory: enemy troops down to 6
- Duels: LuBu vs. LiuBei
LuBu vs. ZhangFei
DiaoChan vs. CaoCao
DiaoChan vs. XuChu
ZhangLiao vs. GuanYu
CaoXing vs. XiaHouDun

In between: a very long memoir scene; HuaTuo (replenishment mage) joins (finally someone for replenishment in battle!)

Battle 16: Mount Niang
- Mission for seal: prevent enemies from entering camp
- Duels: LuBu vs. LiDian (retreat)
- Events: LuBu’s attack and explosion +30 before battle and returns to normal after
When LuBu meets DiaoChan, all troops will increase attack

Battle 17: YanJin (will lose if WenChou is eliminated)
- Mission for seal: eliminate all enemies in 10 rounds
- Duels: WenChou (attack and defense increase) vs. YuJin (retreat)
ZhangLiao vs. XuHuang
- Items: Sacred Blaze Fan (if TianFeng remains)

Battle 18: GuanDu
- Mission for seal: obtain all 3 items
- Items: Wind Shield (DiaoChan converse with YuanShao before entering enemy’s camp)
Sword of the Saint (defeat GuoJia)
Gloves (defeat LiuHua)
- Events: DiaoChan vs. YuanShao (conversation)
At round 4, FengJi will converse with YuanShao, thereby the enemy’s morale increases
When LuBu and ZhangLiao enter Yuan’s camp, WuChao will fall and CaoCao’s troops will arrive the next round, resulting in defense decrease of Lu’s troops

In between: JuShou joins

Battle 19: The Town
- Mission for seal: all enemies eliminated at one point
- Events: At round 9, enemy troops will appear above the north bridge and left of the west bridge
At round 17, enemies appear on the left of west bridge, causing morale decrease in Lu’s troops
At round 20, enemies retreat

In between: JuHao (Sorcerer) joins, bringing with him the Wind Fan

Battle 20: Retreat from HeBei
- Mission for seal: spark all 3 conversations
- Duels: WenChou vs. YuJin
- Events: WenChou vs. ZhangHe (conversation)
LuBu vs. WenChou (conversation)
JuHao vs. GaoGan (conversation)
WenChou dies after battle
- Items: Copper Saddle (LuBu vs. WenChou)
Copper Shield (JuHao vs. GaoGan)

In between: At this point, player chooses between the Mighty Despot and Virtuous Ruler storyline.
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Unread postby expression » Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:35 am

Thanks TaiShiCi, ancestral sword added.
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Mighty Despot Plot: Battle 21-30

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Mighty Despot plot

Battle 21: ChangAn
- Mission for seal: Ma YunLu HP remains over 100
- Duels: GaoShun vs. HuCher (death)
- Events: DiaoChan vs. JiaXu (conversation) *note: this event is a prerequisite for a later duel
At round 5, GuoJia and troops will appear at the lower right corner. LuBu charges alone with attack increased by 40, killing LiDian and defeating YueJin.
- Items: Raven Robe (defeat GuoJia)

Battle 22: Expedition against ZhangLu
- Mission for seal: discover YangSong’s treasure of $5000 at the NorthEastern corner, before MaTeng and HanSui retreat
- Events: when Lu’s troops enter the city, YangSong will kill Zhanglu and surrender.

In between: LuBu’s Bow and LiGuang’s Bow finished.

Battle 23: Tong Gate (ZangBa, WeiXu, HuaTuo and JuHao not available)
- Mission for seal: spark the duels against XuHuang and YuJin
- Duels: ZhangLiao vs. XuHuang (retreat)
PangDe vs. YuJin (death)
DiaoChan vs. JiaXu *note: this duel will only occur following the event in Battle 21 and is itself a prerequisite for a later duel
- Events: At round 4, enemy ambush appears in the northern and western mountains

Battle 24: ChangAn again
- Mission for seal: eliminate all enemies (??)
- Duels: LuBu vs. JiaXu (death) *note: this duel will only occur following the duel in Battle 23
- Items: Seven Star Sword (defeat JiaXu in duel)

Battle 25: Confrontation with MaChao
- Mission for seal: none
- Duels: LuBu vs. MaChao (abilities decrease)
GaoShun vs. PangDe (death)
- Events: HanSui burnt to death after battle

Battle 26: Mount DingJun
- Mission for seal: spark the duel and 3 conversations against ZhangFei, MaChao and MaDai
- Duels: LuBu vs. HuangZhong (retreat)
- Events: LuBu vs. LiuBei (conversation)
LuBu vs. ZhangFei (conversation)
LuBu vs. MaChao (attack and defense increase) conversation
LuBu vs. MaDai (attack and defense increase) conversation
At round 10, news arrive about the fall of the Tilted Valley, causing the enemy’s morale to increase

Battle 27: TianShui
- Mission for seal: eliminate all enemies in 15 rounds (??)
- Duels: WeiXu vs. ZhangBao
ZhaoYun vs. JiangWei

In between: ZhangRen (Catapult) joins LuBu

Battle 28: JieTing
- Mission for seal: obtain 2 beans and 1 rice, and spark 1 conversation
- Duel: LuBu vs. ZhangBao (retreat)
- Events: ChenGong vs. MiZu (conversation)
obtain beans and rice from towns

In between: DiaoChan leaves LuBu

Battle 29: HanShui
- Mission for seal: spark both duels against GuanYu’s sons
- Duels: ZhangLiao vs. GuanXing (death)
HuaTuo vs. Guan Suo (death)
LuBu vs. ZhangBao (death)
- Events: upon elimination of all enemies, KongMing’s forces will appear on the 3 mountaintops
-Items: Viper Blade (defeat ZhangBao)

In between: obtain Poisonous CataPult, Dragon Orb and Tortoise Orb.

Battle 30: WuZhang Plains
- Mission for seal: none
- Items: Feather Robe (defeat KongMing)
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Mighty Despot Plot: Battles 31-40

Unread postby expression » Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:00 am

Mighty Despot Plot

Battle 31: XiLiang
- Mission for seal: none
- Duels: LuBu vs. JiangWei (death)
- Events: At the beginning, Lu’s troops will be poisoned and attack decrease, while the enemy will be thrown into confusion
- Items: KongMing’s headdress (Defeat JiangWei)

In between: Obtain the Phoenix Orb.

Battle 32: YangPing Gate
- Mission for seal (LAST): spark both conversations
- Events: LuBu vs. MaChao (conversation)
HuaTuo vs. MaChao (conversation)
When enter within 2 steps of MaChao, 12 chariots will appear behind MaChao

In between: Death of ChenGong; obtain the WindWheel

Battle 33: ChengDou
- Duels: LuBu vs. ZhaoYun (death) *only occurs when all enemies have been eliminated
- Events: ZhangLiao (attack and defense increase) vs. WeiYan (attack and defense increase) conversation
- Items: Platinum Armour (defeat ZhaoYun in duel)

Battle 34: XuChang
- Events and Duels:
ZhangRen vs. LiuHua (death)
When 4 Lu’s troops enters the city, XuHuang’s troops will charge
At round 4, XiaHouYuan’s reinforcements arrive, sparking the duel between CaoXing (retreat) vs. XiaHouYuan
If eliminate all enemies within 15 rounds, LuBu will duel XuChu and cripple him. LuBu’s HP increases to 500
- Items: Leather Glove (defeat LiuHua)
Phoenix Robe (defeat XuChu in duel)

In between: CaoXing is blinded and retires

Battle 35: HeFei
- Duels: ZhangLiao vs. TaiShiCi (death)
ZhangLiao vs. PanZhang (death)
ZhangLiao vs. DingFeng
ZhangLiao vs. XuSheng
- Events: enemies’ attack and defense decrease, and are confused and numbed
- Items: Mirror Armor (spark all 4 duels)

Battle 36: Retreat from HeBei
- Duels and Events:
LuBu vs. XiaHouYuan (death)
Enemies will be confused when ChengYu dies, SiMaYi’s reinforcements will arrive sparking the duel between LuBu and ZhangHe (death)
- Items: Yellow Storm (defeat XiaHouYuan in duel)

In between: Death of JuHao

Battle 37: XiaoYaoJin
- Duels: ZhangLiao (all round abilities increase) vs. SunQuan

In between: ZhangLiao dies too!!

Battle 38: Attack of NanPi
- Events: Wooden puppets will constantly revive

In between: Obtain Sorcerer’s Manual

Battle 39: RedCliff
- Duels: Lubu (defense decrease) & GaoShun (defense decrease) vs. ZhouTai & GanNing (death)
- Events: LuBu vs. SunQuan (conversation)
Passing the alert border in water when cause enemies to charge

Battle 40 (LAST): JianYe
- Duels: LuBu vs. SunQuan
- Events: SunQuan will constantly revive if there are other enemy troops
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Unread postby Lady Wu » Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:01 pm

The conversation is HILARIOUS!

I'm kinda having a hard time with the font display, though. The bottom of each character is cut off by a bit. I wonder if it's because my computer's default non-English language is Traditional Chinese?

PS: Nevermind, it is. I switched my computer setting to Simplified and the fonts look normal now.

I'm also tickled that Ding Yuan is played by Evil Kongming! I love Zang Ba!

PPS: This is a very difficult game! Care to share some strategies? (xycq is down right now)

PPPS: Can you buy seals along the game?
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Unread postby Taishi Ci 2.0 » Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:36 pm

Ding Yuan = Evil Zhuge? On my game he uses Cao Song's avatar. Maybe your file messed up or something...?

I am only up the the sixth level and going to restart to get those medals. Only advice I have offhand is for level 3, try to reach the gate and then block it with your units so you can pick off the enemies a few units at a time. Once you kill Sun Jian you should get out of there.
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Unread postby Lady Wu » Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:59 pm

Taishi Ci 2.0 wrote:Ding Yuan = Evil Zhuge? On my game he uses Cao Song's avatar. Maybe your file messed up or something...?

I am only up the the sixth level and going to restart to get those medals. Only advice I have offhand is for level 3, try to reach the gate and then block it with your units so you can pick off the enemies a few units at a time. Once you kill Sun Jian you should get out of there.

Hahaha, indeed, my file messed up. I loaded one of the pre-set Battle of Yongchuan saves instead of starting a new game, and it did screw up a few things! I have "Cao Song" now. But the Evil Kongming was hilarious!

I was stuck on battle 5 (well, I did something stupid, and didn't have a previous save game...) (btw, 滎陽 should be Yingyang, not Rongyang), so I started all over again, picking up the medals/seals from the first two stages. I can't trigger all 3 events at Sishui! If I go east to trigger the Hua Tuo/Guan Yu event, I get stuck there and can't get back to the west. But if I go west, my allies kill of Guan Yu so I can't trigger the Hua Tuo event. Argh! :x

PS: Wait... Lu Bu starts at level 1 and doesn't have tactics????

PPS: Battle of Changan---after defeating Jia Xu you get a 方巾 (bandana?).
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