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Body & Soul (心と体、繋ぐもの Kokoro to Karada, Tsunagu Mono, What Connects the Mind and Body) is the 27th sub-chapter of Stories of Legend. It was added in version 4.7 and is available up to 4♛ difficulty.

Difficulty

Half of the stages are easy enough, but the others can be extremely difficult, especially if you're underleveled. Many of these stages are enemy-spam. They require certain cats, a specific strategy to overcome these challenges, and determination. The player will also need all Anti-unstarred Alien Treasures and Bahamut Cat's True Form, as without them it will be nearly impossible to beat Cursed Blizzards and Sign of the Cat.

  • 2♛ difficulty for this sub-chapter multiplies enemy strength magnifications by 120%.
  • 3♛ difficulty for this sub-chapter multiplies enemy strength magnifications by 140%.
  • 4♛ difficulty for this sub-chapter makes no change to enemy strength magnifications and only allows Special Cats and Rare Cats to be deployed.

New Features

This sub-chapter introduces one new enemy:

List of Stages

Stage number & cost Stage name Description
1-27-1 Sunset's Howl (夕焼けの咆哮, Yūyake no Hōkō, Sunset's Howl) Has three Berserkories spawning on a timer, with B.B.Bunnies appearing as peons.
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1-27-2 Gestalt, Decay (ゲシュタルト、崩壊, Geshutaruto, Hōkai, Gestalt, Decay) A single Scissoroo spawns in the beginning, followed by some Shibaliens and Kroxos. When the enemy base is attacked, many Scissoroos spawn with many more Alien peons. This is followed by a parade of Shadow Boxer Ks with powerful Gory Blacks and Dark Otters, with occasional Doge Darks.
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1-27-3 Warrior's Dawn (戦士の黎明, Senshi no Reimei, Warrior's Dawn) An exact copy of the Moon from Empire of Cats Chapter 3, but with much higher strength magnifications.
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1-27-4 Cursed Blizzards (呪われた永久凍土, Norowareta Towa Tōdo, Cursed Permafrost) Begins with Elder Sloth and THE SLOTH. If you do not win fast enough, 20 more Elder Sloths will spawn.
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1-27-5 Sign of the Cat (ねこの証, Neko no Akashi, Sign of a Cat) Alpacky is the boss while infinite Calamaries appear as support, with some Baa Baas and Imperator Saels as peons. Cyberhorn appears once.
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1-27-6 Out of Despair (愚者の絶望, Gusha no Zetsubō, Fool's Despair) Capies spawn on a timer.
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1-27-7 Metabolic Syndrome (メタボリック症候群, Metaborikku Shōkōgun, Metabolic Syndrome) Bun Bun Symbiote, Galactic Overseer Nyandam and I.M. Phace come out when the enemy base is attacked. Shibaliens spawn as peons in the beginning.
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1-27-8 Love and Death (愛と死, Love and Death, Love and Death) Five Bores and many Mr. Moles, the new enemy, as support. Trolly Bloggers and Ginger Snaches are the peons.
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Material Drop Rates

None Bricks
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Feathers
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Coal
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Sprockets
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Gold
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Meteorite
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Beast Bones
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Ammonite
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52% 14% 9% 7% 0% 0% 17% 1% 0%

Trivia

  • Body & Soul and Weak & Mildly Acidic are mainly themed around hope, despair, psychology, and conditions from which one may be suffering:
    • Body & Soul's Japanese name means "What Connects the Mind and Body" or "That Which Connects the Mind and Body", starting off the psychological themes.
    • Gestalt, Decay is a reference to the psychological phenomenon Gestaltzerfall, also known as Gestalt decomposition. When one is exposed to words or character patterns for a prolonged period of time, it may appear to them that the shapes are decomposing or "decaying" into their constituting parts.
    • The "cursed" in Cursed Blizzards doesn't have to be supernatural - it can also refer to anything that brings harm or misery.
    • Metabolic Syndrome is the name of a group of risk factors associated with the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
    • Out of Despair is, of course, the most obvious example. Interestingly, its Japanese name carries the opposite tone, literally meaning "Fool's Despair".
    • Love and Death is named after Ai to Shi ("Love and Death"), a novel published by Saneatsu Mushanokōji in 1939.. The novel follows the character of Muraoka and his relationship with his friend's sister Natsuko, which they advance by writing to each other. They marry right before Muraoka sets off on a 6-month trip to Paris. The two continue to stay in contact via letters and have high hopes for their life as a married couple after Muraoka returns home, but on the ship back to Japan, Muraoka is informed that his wife had suddenly died of Spanish flu. After visiting her grave, Muraoka remarks that "the dead hold great power over the living, but the living are powerless over the dead."
    • At Least I'm a Cat's Japanese name, At Least, Be a Cat, references that of Neon Genesis Evangelion episode 22, "At Least, Be Human". The episode depicts Asuka's declining mental state and traumatic childhood, which the mind-bending 15th Angel, Arael, forces her to relive.
    • Cat Catharsis refers to the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions.
    • No More Bad Dreams' Japanese name literally translates to "Awakening From a Nightmare".
  • Body & Soul was for a long time the last Stories of Legend sub-chapter to contain 8 stages. However, The Legend Ends now holds this title.

Reference


Stories of Legend Chapters:

<< Sea Polluter | Weak & Mildly Acidic >>


Stories of Legend Stages
The Legend Begins EarthshakerReturn of TerrorSunset BluesMelancholy DampBouncy ParkGentle SmileGuardian of the RanchSleeping Lion
Passion Land NyandaluciaPaella FieldFlamenco HoleSangria RiverGazpacho HighlandChurros NightBone Dry GardensTapas Desert
Glucosamine Desert Chondroitin SandhillSesamin RuinsIsoflavone CaveCatechin HillLycopene SunsetPropolis OasisPeptide snowfieldHyaluronan Mountain
Swimming Cats Premature LaunchDeep Ocean BlueMermaid CoveChaos LagoonPlaying PiratesFisherman's DilemmaSeaweed ShallowsSalty is Seawater
Risqué Terrain Lovely MineralsShapely CavernsEnticing TunnelsSquishy HollowsTwin PeaksThriller Bridge
Western Street Gunman's DawnCowboy HavenWanted NightMacaroni TownWandering TravelerDisappointed GuardCowboy MountainRodeo Night
Sea of Tuna Red Tuna CoastFresh WharfBlue OceanCarapaccio WatersEconomic SeaTactical War TunaFrozen Tuna FrontCave Fillet
Bamboo Island Prickly FieldBamboo CoastSerial Killer JungleDisgusting SwampDumpy CaveStardust StreetMushroom CliffFrontier Spirit
Squishy Cave Milky TunnelFluffy Dark WeaponMural of the DevilThe Wind BlowsJuvenile KillerUpset RockFlooded CaveChubby B. Goode
Volkanos Volcano Hot Bath RockGentle GeyserThick MagmaFire CageVolcanic DefenderFlame Caldera
Neverending Cat Story Potential RoadGloomy TreeA Song in the WindPhilosophy RoadFrontier BellRiver of TearsShining RoadThe Trial Deep
Castle of Fish The Sea WhispersRipples IslandOctopus SeaPoseidon RestMoonlight BeachCoral Coral ReefArk of the MonthKiller Sardines
Sushi Island Tuna FieldCrab FieldSalmon CaveSea Urchin CaveCaviar WoodsNatto BayHalibut ForestShrimp Frontier
The Scratching Post Cardboard CorridorCatnip DreamCrunchy WallWading WoodchipsCrunchy PillarDisapproving Giant
Parthenon Altar of ZeusSword of AchillesRoad of ErosDawn of GaiaGates of AphroditeLabyrinth of Hades
Low Tide Beach Clammy CoveBeached MammalsBikini TerritoryApple Bobbing OceanParasol FieldAncient One-PieceGlassy SandsStar Ocean
Alcatraz Gull CoastPelican IslandUnderground BaseVillains JungleChicken GameCat TrialPrison PrairieJailer in the Morgue
Jail Break Tunnel Sin and PunishmentPrison SentenceHarry TunnelDead FallsPitfall ZoneThe Great Escaper
Capone's Jail Jailbreak DiaryLast GangPrison DestructionKing of FreedomLiar's FatePigpen Taboo
Silk Road Gandara's RestUtopia is Over ThereGodiego PassMonkey MagicOutsider's GateMarco Po RoadPig SwillImp's cold sweat
Stairway to Darkness Safe and Not SorryClaustronyctophobiaRed AlertPitfalls of LifeSubtle CurfewUnderground
Prince of Darkness The Red CarpetThe BathroomThe VIP RoomTorture RoomDictator's GardenSatan's Bedroom
Dead End Night Feast of BetrayalCatharsis' EndBlack PremonitionBroken MaskAgape's CageSaint Red Fox
Battle Royale Her Highness, Milk T.Angry FightingThe Horrible SongTrap of CowardsDark NemesisScent of Gore & Fish
Scars of War Valkyrie PlainsMinefieldKugel SchreiberMuddy TrenchSniper JungleSunset SoldierFather's BackWinning Back
Sea Polluter Oil PlatformSweat and AldehydeAncient TrialI'm onto youLittering CoastBenzene FieldGovernment WatchdogRevolving-door Floats
Body & Soul Sunset's HowlGestalt, DecayWarrior's DawnCursed BlizzardsSign of the CatOut of DespairMetabolic SyndromeLove and Death
Weak & Mildly Acidic At Least I'm a CatKnights of the RoundCat CatharsisBeautiful FinaleNo More Bad DreamsLearned to Love
Intrepid Cats Renewed ConflictMysterious OrderBirdwatchingThorny DialogueDarkweb
Shadow Cosmopolis Hungry ForestOverachiever CentralMorning Rush HourDocking MassacreSubterranean StalkerLord of the Abyss
Galapa-Goth DNA & DHATwilight PoachersSurviving HerdAlien EcologyHeavenly CreaturesConservation Society
Kombu Cape Rinrin ShelterbeltIberian PlainsWeeping DunesGolden GaiLeadfoot DriveTrouble at the Mansion
Axis of Evil Pecking OrderTechnocracyMerciless OnslaughtCelestial SeasClose EncountersThe Spy Who Pet Me
Suburbs of the Dead Home Sweet MausoleumSwamp of SacrificeDungeon of DreamsRevenant RoadGhostlight GardensSilenced Meowing
Quarantine Isles Virus SmugglersBionic SeaweedAncestral WaysHigh WatchtowerTunafish TrenchesThe Infected King
Mouseyland Greeter at the GatesRickety CoasterVirtual Nightmare50 Degrees HotterIrresistable HenhouseThe Haunted 1LDK
Walk of Fame Paparazzi ParadiseGossip RagsBeverly Hills ScoopLovechild LaneSaucy ScandalsMultiversal Studios
Cutpurse Coast Swim MeetSea Breeze SalonDeep Sea DyingProcrastinator ParadeGrand ExhibitionNo Return Flights
Above & Below Electric BathBoiling SpringMineral TreatmentSoap ScumThe Sauna CrewSteamed to Death
Windless Island Narrow DocksRomantic HighwayDrunken BackrubGulag of LovePerfume RoomHouses of the Holy
IT Catacombs Caliban's KeeperDial-Up DreamsThrone of PhoneOS GraveyardThe Holy ExploitBroadband Omens
Grotesque Gallery Cubist CrimesSurrealist SinsGouache GhoulsDeath by DadaBaroque BeastsAtrocious Deco
Area 22 Roswell IncidentCat AbductionAdamski TypeChupacabra LoveTunguska EventOffworld Weary
Beyond the Savannah Eat the WeakNikumanjaroThe Noble TribeDry SeasonElectrosafariHeaven's Oasis
Blizzard Boulevard Shiver JunctionLeaky TunnelFrostbite ParkToasty TurnpikeSleepy SignalsScorched Tollbooth
Singularityville Ubiquitous SalesVirtual HarvestWearable Homes8K FertilizerBlockchain TwilightHaunted Genome
Ends of the Earth Ultimate ShrineValley of the EndFinal TowerLast LabyrinthCave ConclusionApocalypse Temple
The Legend Ends A Day of ReckoningThirst for VengeanceGlory of GloriesA Moment of SerenityFalse ResurrectionGoblet of the OathTwilight ZephyrUnkept Promises
Laboratory of Relics Eldritch Forces (Invasion)
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