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I am a chapter in a world of fantasy.

A chapter filled with death and grief beyond any scope.

Many fear me and the tune I bring,

But I am essential to beat the greater evil that lies ahead.

To succeed you must reveal what lies beyond the sylph,

And you will be rewarded with a tune to fight the beast.

Hint 1:

Take my first and bloodsuckers stand no chance.

Hint 2:

Pay attention to what ends the second and fifth line.

Hint 3:

It might help if you had game as a child.

I might be overdoing it with the hints, try and solve it without them

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Puzzling! Just a note - usually posters on this site tend to not put hints up initially, to encourage solvers to think about the puzzle first. Also, why don't you take the tour and earn your first badge? $\endgroup$ – boboquack Jul 6 '17 at 7:18
  • $\begingroup$ Oh sorry about that, should I take them down? $\endgroup$ – bolt997 Jul 6 '17 at 7:19
  • $\begingroup$ People will be able to see in the edit history anyway. Just maybe a note for next time. $\endgroup$ – boboquack Jul 6 '17 at 7:20
  • $\begingroup$ As this puzzle requires very specific knowledge, please tag appropriately. $\endgroup$ – Forklift Jul 6 '17 at 13:30
  • $\begingroup$ I'm new to this, sorry about that. What tag would be appropriate in this case? $\endgroup$ – bolt997 Jul 6 '17 at 15:16
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Partial answer:

Pretty sure it is related to Pokemon, more specifically, the Lavender City part of the original games.

Not in order, but the clues and hints indicate that:

I am a chapter in a world of fantasy/ A chapter filled with death and grief beyond any scope

Yup, Pokemon is definitely a world of fantasy last time I checked.

Pay attention to what ends the second and fifth line

The words "scope" and "sylph" relate to the Sylph Scope, an item needed to identify (and thus battle) the ghost-type Pokemon in Lavender Tower.

Many fear me and the tune I bring/ But I am essential to beat the greater evil that lies ahead.

The "boss battle" of the quest is a Marowak which has been haunting the Tower for a long time, thus a 'greater evil'.

To succeed you must reveal what lies beyond the sylph/ And you will be rewarded with a tune to fight the beast

The reward for clearing this quest is a Pokeflute which allows one to battle Snorlax, quite a beast indeed.

Sadly, knowing all this still doesn't quite point out exactly what the answer is, and how some of the other clues fit. Anyone?

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  • $\begingroup$ nicely done! +1, this is correct! I'll accept this once all the clues are dealt with. (still don't have enough rep to +1 you immediately) $\endgroup$ – bolt997 Jul 6 '17 at 9:34
  • $\begingroup$ I might have confused you with using the word "chapter". If I wrote "place" I thought it would have been too obvious. "chapter" here is meant to portray as lavender town being a part of the pokemon story progression. $\endgroup$ – bolt997 Jul 6 '17 at 9:39
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Are you

Crossbones?

Explanation as follows

I am a chapter in a world of fantasy.

Crossbones in Fantasy Fight Game/Comics

A chapter filled with death and grief beyond any scope.

Used as a sign of danger

Many fear me and the tune I bring,

Some fear skull and most of the time it represents death.

But I am essential to beat the greater evil that lies ahead.

Helps people to be aware of danger ahead.

To succeed you must reveal what lies beyond the sylph,

And you will be rewarded with a tune to fight the beast.

Hints

Take my first and bloodsuckers stand no chance.

Vampires fear cross

Pay attention to what ends the second and fifth line.

It might help if you had game as a child.

Fantasy Fight game

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  • $\begingroup$ Wow, I like this answer, unfortunately it's not the correct one. You are right about how it's a game though! Maybe that'll help. $\endgroup$ – bolt997 Jul 6 '17 at 7:32

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