No Self-Damage from Rune of Punishment (God I love this code, makes the rune not suck!)
Problem: A glitch that comes from using the Forgiver's Sign unlock code. It comes right before you're suppose to get the rune attack unlocked for real in the normal way. Right after you fight the golden wolf in Muse and finish collecting the other 108, your suppose to have a small scene in the main room, next to the tablet of promise and the scene with Kiba entering Shu's room to talk about the next battle. Apparently, those 2 scenes will NOT show up if the code had been enabled earlier in the game. So your basically you're stuck without the storyline advancing.
Solution: After Golden Wolf fights in Muse, finish collecting the last 108 characters, go to your inn and talk to Hilda save your game. Open your cheat device (gameshark, codebreaker, pec) and change the 3006AF58 003F to 3006AF58 0000. Load the saved game from the memory card way (NO savestates for this part). Check Riou's Bright Shield rune it should be back to 3 magic attacks. Save the game once again. Restart once more, this time with no codes enables, you should still have the 3 rune attacks. Go to the tablet of stars, and watch the scene (the background will be a strange black) unfold with Shu, Apple, etc.. Dont go forward when it's over, but rather go back to the tavern. Now everything is cool, you can go see Kiba and Shu in his room and do whatever. When you're ready advance the story to the next scene and get the Forgiver Sign the natural way. SO really you've missed out on nothing. NO probs!