Information

Biography & Profile - An introduction to Rinoa
Look-Alikes - Others who look or act like Rinoa
Style - Cosplay and fashion inspirations
Quotes - Bits of Rinoa's dialogue
Mystery Blood - The significance of Rinoa's blood
Birthday - Girl's Day & birthday stuff
Sorceresses - Magic use in FF & Rinoa's role

Deeper

Personality Bits - Examinations
Reflections - Rinoa in Rinoa's opinion
Is Rinoa Ultimecia? - The famous theory
Wings - Rinoa's recurring motif
Present - Rinoa as a symbol of the present
Politics - Rinoa's political beliefs
MBTI - Rinoa's possible "personality type" (ENFJ)

Interaction

Family - Rinoa's parents
Angelo - Rinoa's best friend and battle partner
Missed Dream - Seifer's dream becomes Squall's
Love Debate - Seifer versus Squall?
Relationships - How Rinoa acts with others
Take on Life - Childhood
The Forest Owls - The Forest Owls rebel group

Rinoa in Battle

Rinoa's Battle Stats - Technical performance
Abilities - Powers learned from GFs
GFs - Mythology, uses, and stats
Magic - All of the magic that can be drawn
Rinoa's Weapons - Upgrading
Rinoa's Limit Breaks - Skills, Pet Pals locations, etc.
Scan Rinoa - An in-game profile of Rinoa

Gameplay

Game Basics - How to play, some helpful hints, etc.
Glossary - Some RPG terms as well as FF8 terms
SeeD Test Answers & Ranks - For cheaters!
Boss Strategies - With video tutorials
Side Quests - With video tutorials
Master Runs - The types of Master Runs for FF8
Timber Maniacs - Where to get TimMani mags
Triple Triad - A tutorial
Rare Cards - Win the rare TT cards

The World

Other Characters - Profiles of other characters
Location - Origins of location names, culture, etc.
Destiny - The importance of destiny and free will
Searching - The theme of seeking out fulfillment
Faye Wong - The voice behind "Eyes On Me"

Multimedia

Lyrics - Lyrics and translations of FF8 songs
Merchandise - A shopping guide
Desktop - Wallpapers, icons, cursors, etc.
Avatars & Icons - For use on forums, LJ, etc.
Cell Phone Wallpapers - Backgrounds for cells
Ringtones - FF8 music for your mobile phone
Trivia - Did you know this about FF8?

Fan Material

Fandom - Fanart, cosplay, and fanfictions
Fan Lyrics - Rewriting lyrics to pop songs for Rinoa
Alternate Theme Songs - Songs reminiscent of Rinoa
Sprites - Animated GIFs and sprites of Rinoa
Puzzles - Cross words/word finds, etc.
Triple Triad - Interactive Triple Triad!
Doctored Pictures - Humor, fan "confessions", etc.
Parodies - Advertising featuring the FF8 crew
Meme - Which "Rinoa" are you?
YKYLRTMW... - Too much love?

Miscellaneous

Change Log - An archive of updates
Networking - Links and linking in
Affiliates & Sister Clubs - Closer connections
History - Background, experience, and why
Layout Archive - Past layouts used on this site
Credits - Those who make this site possible
FAQ & Contact - Get in touch with me

INDEX

Side Quests - Queen of Cards

Note
Because there are already a lot of in-depth FAQs out there for achieving this quest, I'm doing this mainly in list format so that you can easily see which card you need next and where to get it. I don't offer strategies for winning any card; I'll only mention if a certain card requires other events to win it. Also remember that with rare cards, it's likely that your opponent may wait many...many... hands before actually using the card you want.

Objective
Win rare cards.

Location
Disc 1 - Balamb Garden, basically any time you wish, but this can't be completed until disc 3. I usually start this mini-game in disc 2 when I have more cards.

Needed Items
→ Minimog Card [card]
→ Sacred Card [card]
→ Chicobo Card [card]
→ Alexander Card [card]

Battles
None

Rewards
→ Kiros Card [card]
→ Irvine Card [card]
→ Chubby Chocobo Card [card]
→ Doomtrain Card [card]
→ Phoenix Card [card]

Steps
→ This quest can be quite long and very obnoxious to complete. Save frequently - any time you get a desired outcome, save your game! This side quest involves losing specific rare cards to the Queen of Cards. Once you've let her have a card she wants, she passes it on to her artist father who uses the cards for inspiration to create a new card. The new cards will be in the hands of various NPCs throughout the game whom you must challenge, not with the Queen herself. All of the cards you lose to the Queen can be re-won from her son, who lives in the house in Dollet (he's the boy who always puts a white bone on his grandfather's paintings).

→ Try not to "mix" rules wherever possible. When you go to a new location and challenge any NPC to cards, he will mention you're using unfamiliar rules and then ask to play a game using the new rules and the local rules. Say no. Keep saying no. Eventually, the NPC will stop mentioning the rules - he'll just ask if you want to play cards. This is how you prevent spreading unwanted rules to new regions.

→ Let's get started. In Balamb Garden, there's a kid running around in a blue shirt. Challenge him and win the [Minimog Card].

→ Go to Balamb. The Queen of Cards is dressed in red and white; she's by the train station. Intentionally lose the [Minimog Card] to her (don't worry, you'll be able to get it back). Talk to her and she'll tell you where she's going next. It should be Dollet; she may say Galbadia. This quest is apparently much harder if she goes to Galbadia, and I have personally never tried it. If she says Galbadia, it's best to just reset your game and try again.

→ To get back your [Minimog Card], challenge her son in Dollet.

→ The Queen's father used inspiration from the [Minimog Card] to create the [Kiros Card]. The [Kiros Card] can be won in Deling City. Head for the shopping center. Across the street from the junk shop, challenge the man dressed in black clothing. He will have the [Kiros Card].

→ Next, you'll need to have the [Sacred Card]. Sacred is one half of the Brothers GF, which you can acquire outside of Deling City in the Tomb of the Unknown King. To get the [Sacred Card], you will need to defeat the Brothers. This is a separate side quest in itself, which I've written about here.

→ Head to Dollet. The Queen will be on the second floor of the pub. Lose the [Sacred Card] to her. Make sure she is moving to Balamb next. If she gives another location, reset the game and try again.

→ You can win back your [Sacred Card] from the Queen's son in Dollet.

→ With inspiration from the [Sacred Card], the Queen's father will create the [Irvine Card]. You'll need to head to Fishermans Horizon to win this card. Challenge Flo, Mayor Dobe's wife, to cards. (Just as an aside, if you haven't already won it then you can win the [Quetzacotl Card] from Dobe - this isn't required for the QoC quest, it's just another card for your collection.)

→ You'll need to acquire the [Chicobo Card] next if you haven't already. This card can be acquired through the Chocobo Forest side quest.

→ Move on to Balamb, where the Queen will be in her spot by the train station. Lose your [Chicobo Card] to her. Make sure she moves on to Dollet.

→ Win back your [Chicobo Card] from the Queen's son in Dollet.

→ The Queen's father will create the [Chubby Chocobo Card] with inspiration from the [Chicobo Card]. To win this new card, challenge the SeeD sitting on the bench outside of the library in Balamb Garden.

→ Next up is to win the [Alexander Card].

Concluding Notes

>> Side Quests