I have a question about each of Ys I and Ys II, to which I have not been able to find the answers:
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Ys I: What triggers it when you enter Minea and find either Fana or Archelle standing still in front of the seated-as-usual Reah (with Fana/Archelle saying different dialogue from normal)? It it just random, based on a probability distribution, or are there specific conditions that will result in that happening? Also, are there other characters who can do that? And, did Falcom ever release a Janken and Word Games with Reah! game? Okay, that last one's facetious . . . but possibly commercially viable in Japan.
Ys II: Is it possible to fight Velagunder (with a chance of winning) before Adol reaches Level 5? To get magic, you have to beat the stone guys guarding the rod, but they don't take damage unless your Strength is at least either 29 or 30 (at Level 6, with a short sword, Adol's Strength is 30, and he can do it; at Level 7, with no weapons, Adol's Strength is 28, and he can't hurt them). It's doable at Level 5 if you buy and equip a long sword (Strength 32). Level 4 with a long sword would be Strength 29 . . . but you can't get enough money to buy a long sword without also earning so much experience as to become Level 5. Is there some way to get money at the beginning of the game other than the (insufficient) 300G from the doctor's brother?
Incidentally, Leggs won't tell you to fight the stone guys unless you're Level 6, even if your Strength is high enough.