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The League shall fall if I'm in control - A bad tactician plays Berwick Saga, Ironman mode!

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2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

I don't know, actually... How many NPCs are there in BB? Guinivere should've been a Gotoh, Merlinus is already playable, Delphin depends on the route... And that's all the NPCs in the game! 2 out of 3 are playable! If anything, the problem is that there's not enough NPCs.

 I mean, most of the other NPCs are 1-off bosses or NPCs who show up once if they even exist.

Is Merlinus really playable though?

3 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Oh yeah, the Dorothea ending was really weird. Especially the A support. She just... sort of confessed to him out of nowhere. You could grasp the awkwardness of the situation. And then random marriage. Because everyone has to marry in Three Houses. They could've just had a wholesome friendship where Dorothea respects him as a man that all nobles should be like and Hanneman admires her talents in spite of her lack of a crest, but no. Gotta marry, it's modern FE!

I don't think I've seen it (I probably will, some time), you'd think that they could have had something else right?

And it's not like every support ends in mawidge. It's the majority, but the fact that there's non-marrying pairings makes this one worse.

3 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Well, to be fair, I haven't read their supports. Linhardt was never the character I was the most interested in.

The Linhart/Lysithea chain isn't so bad as I remember it.

And once again, the fact that Linhart/Byleth is the best pairing for Byleth I've seen so far and that might not be beaten is telling.

3 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Heh...

You know something? When I played RD, I don't recall 3-13 archer doing much of anything notable. Quite the opposite, I think he died rather soon. Then Tauroneo murdered Ike in one blow, in what was probably the only instance of me enjoying Ike's existence.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Honestly, I had a solid showing from the guy on the left, he did well keeping them at bay.

Also, how did he 1-shot? I still remember the nigh disaster I had when one of the generics moved from the ledge, letting Ike  climb up and try to take out Volug, who saved my run by using Howl and freezing Ike in place.

3 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Sorry, pal. So close...

I could have ignored their being obvious baddies if Legoland was their capital.

3 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Goodness, no! Not two! I don't actually remember his exact age, but I think it's something around 12. Think Yubello, but with a killer sense of fashion instead of a killer axe swinging arm. Seriously, the kid is fancier than Faisal, it's hilarious.

Fancy or not, that was definitely confusing.

Also Faisal could be keeping the fancy clothing for when he ascends the throne, while more plain robes will do for him as prince.

3 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

After that he changed his username to "@The_JACHaram!!!!"

Nah, he had his @Jachardinal account inactive while he was pretending to be Herman.

@The_JACHaram is a shitpost account he lets live to make him seem relatable.

3 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

He hasn't been a king since his vassals all defected to Bernard.

I mean Roswick and Reed are still his vassal in jail, much less the rest of the regions that weren't reconquered yet.

3 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

They could've done that, but personally, I like this better. It feels closer, more personal. Besides, Jacharam could've been in Valemtine, but then how would they have dispatched Volcyboy in the story? The guy's gotten the most build-up out of any character in the entire game.

Volcens is too pathetic to fight, he would be indisposed by Sienna.

3 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Not really a "petty" job, considering if we let this stand, Zephyrus and Bernard will find themselves trapped between two fronts. Besides, this game's plot was never about fortune and glory. I think it's a worthy ending, personally.

I really don't know about that, partly because we don't have a full sense of where Raze is in the rest of Berwick. And it wouldn't have happened if Volcens wasn't a dumbass that shames his father.

I feel like I might disagree, but the end will come.

3 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

By "everything", you mean Clara. And... That's it, really. How difficult can it be to get Clara to move?

She's carrying all the bags full of stuff alone.

Because nobody would help because Berwick.

3 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

I have to say, for how much the game likes to call Wheatley an idiot, he sure had some brilliant moments.

That was the point in fairness, Glados saw Wheatley as so beneath her she didn't think he'd actually do it.

Thankfully for Chell there's some moon goo to escape with because it's still Wheatley.

3 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
V7bgr5x7 o

Hard to believe we're finally here... Berwick Saga's final map.

Hmmmm, why do I get the feeling something's going to be an issue?

Those lances sure look sharp.

3 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Gdadbbw5 o

Why, the reason we captured Minas way back when. If you don't do that event, these two won't be here. Not to worry, though. Barselphony won't be making a reappearance. His role in this story is over.

Once Reese has spoken with her, we get to open the door to the second greenie, Theodore. If you look closely, you'll notice that both that door and the door to the throne room are a different color than the rest. They are "door+", and they cannot be opened by standard keys or thieves - instead, Reese must trigger special events, then open them himself.

So wait, Door+ is plot unlocked.

We bitched about this in how many games, then Berwick just goes "The plot blocks you!"

3 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

T48btimo o

Theodore's seen better days... But also worse days, like the day he had to watch his girlfriend get netted and then died. Notice that only those two doors are special doors. All the rest require thieves... Or do they? Kaga didn't want a repeat of the final map of Thracia - there's an enemy who drops a key in the outer corridors, and another one within the dark room, so you cannot softlock yourself. There's no real need to go to the other rooms. There's more than enough ranged options to deal with all their nonsense.

So there's two keys.

Which you could still softlock yourself with.

Is there any other keys in Berwick?

3 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Ioaqk9x3 o

It's time for Faye to have her revenge. I'll show off Chaos's stats when the time comes, but suffice to say, the bastard is extremely strong. One of the toughest bosses in the game for sure. Perhaps beaten by Thor, but even then, you can just avoid Thor. Faye can make the fight with him easier by acquiring Vajra (later you'll see how to do that, though you can probably guess it already), but he has to be defeated one way or another. I've done it once without her, and let me tell you, it's not pleasant.

So Chaos can be beaten with nearly anything, shame Chaos aren't in the game.

3 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
F4riir1g o949qfexf o

The wonderful three's heads! I'll show their stats now, because the room goes dark when the map starts. Hahahahahah... What an absolute unit. 9 sword rank? Are you serious, Volcyboy? 10 defense on a general recolor? That's worse than friggin' Derrick!

Sienna could have wrecked him if she didn't have 0 stats.

3 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Uhpts9to oYzucyxru o

Padolf is hilarious. He has an expensive weapon that he can't even use and more medicine than he can carry. I do love that he's slightly stronger than Volcens.

This guy can use shields and has none.

This guy will also be a joke huh, certainly feels like this shouldn't bother.

3 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
7ehkrpoh o0igyvgts o

As for Herman, he's a carbon copy of Padolf, except he's completely unarmed. That... cannot be a good sign.

Oh that'll be some interesting reveal, what he can actually do..

3 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Uwwdkcuh o

Once they have fallen, all that remains is to rescue our friends and Reed, and seize.

Poor Reed, manipulated, thrown in jail twice in a year and threatened with death.

And I have to wonder if he's had a line of dialogue too.

3 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Zyxxbpgb oGzfsdd0b o

She joins with the same equipment she has in The Gathering, but I took the liberty of giving her some extra ammo. Anyway! Lynette has Gotoh written all over her. I just noticed now that she can use swords. Three runs, and I never knew. That's because there's not much of a reason to give her anything. Her starting gear will carry her through her only map. Her gear, and her skills, of course!

- Mercy is just there to show she's cool, I guess. There's little reason to Mercy anyone at this stage. Well, okay, there's one dude we'll want to Mercy. I guess she's good for that?

- Blessing is still as useless as it was when Izerna joined with it.

- Charisma is... Eh. It embiggens the skill list.

- Now we're talking! Our Bond grants Reese guaranteed crits. Yeah. You think he was a Leen Meen Creet Macheen before? Just you wait until Lynette gives him a slap in the butt. That's going to be hilarious.

- Magicbane is whatever. With 9 mag, she's good against mages anyway.

- Protector gives 5 defense to everyone around her. This is a godsend, and what a shame she didn't exist for longer.

All in all, Lynette is Gotoh/10. She helps out with her 3 range bow and her legendary orb that Perceval got screwed out of having, she lets Reese break the castle in two, and she makes Derrick into even more of a brick. That's about it. Rather unconventional Gotoh, I must say. How many Gotohs have faces that look like they should've joined in chapter 1?

Serenia getting 10 uses is a bummer, but I should have seen that coming.

So she buffs ally's defences by a huge amount, boosts hit by so little, then gives Reese +100 crit. That right there is mental, he decided Alm getting it before was not enough.

3 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

3cxl4xfi o...But Lord Reese, was it wise to bring Lady Lynette here with us?

Lgjkwhcy o Ward, she's one of the leaders of the more successful front of the war. I don't think she needs to be coddled. You know, as much as she'd like to be coddled by her dearest brother.

First, Her being an important commander could be justified grounds to keep her out of this mission to be fair.

Second, Coddle is not the word I would use.

3 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
P8snqtxo o

They use this boss theme here, which no doubt was named after the dude sitting on Roswick's throne. Either him or the one over by the steps.

Where do these men go?

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Jhvoux35 o Had we not, we could not have ensured your safety, Your Majesty. The traitors Reese, Vester, and Vanmilion are still at large. What's more, Bernard could be leading his army to your very doorstep. Too much is still uncertain.

2xdxkwpj oBut to imprison Roswick and Reed... and even Sienna! Surely this is all too much?

Jhvoux35 o Princess Sienna was the one who orchestrated Bernard's escape. I understand your reservations, Your Majesty, but she is too dangerous to let roam free. Dukes Roswick and Reed have both conspired to rebel against you as well.

 

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Zyfyplto o

As we saw before, here's No-Face-Man. He's angry that he's been relegated to sub-boss status by Jacharam.

Chaos has been treated with not much respect, this just feels this double garbage bag had been made a joke of.

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

I think it's time I revealed the answer to the mystery. You know how, for ages, I've been telling you that Theodore and Minas's subplot is imperative to complete an unrelated character's arc? Well, here it is.

0nyrlond o

If the Barselphon event chain isn't fulfilled, Theodore will not be able to steal Vritra from Jacharam, and Faye's character arc cannot be completed. Not only that, but the Chaos fight becomes a lot harder. So, uh... yeah. Between this and the money Barselphon gave us way back in chapter 6, sparing Minas the months of imprisonment at the hands of an insane stalker just isn't a viable option.

Remember when I looked forward to their event?

I TAKE IT FUCKING BACK

YOU ACTED LIKE IT'D BE A CUTE CATCH UP, BUT NO, IT'S POTENTIALLY SAVE FUCKING. AND OF COURSE YOU HAVE TO FULFIL BARSELPHON'S FUCKED REQUEST FOR IT.

FUCK BERWICK LET'S GO TO WARHAMMER 40K, HELL THIS COULD BE EVEN MORE DEPRESSING THAN RaD IN THE WRONG CIRCUMSTANCE BECAUSE THIS IS EVEN MORE RELIANT ON SPECIFIC UNITS AND EVENTS

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Vkuszlmr oI've always said that Volcens never should have become king... He's always been a spineless fool.

Lgjkwhcy o I mean, on the one hand, you are completely right; but on the other hand, you're the same guy who was fooled by Almachus's third-rate act, so... Well, I guess we all make mistakes. If only they'd listened to you from the beginning...

A guy who had manipulated and addled his mind to the point he couldn't stand and was going to be executed by, I don't blame Reed.

At least Reed got to speak in this game.

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Pobpolog oBut it was our duty, Duke Reed. Opposing him as king would've meant betraying King Mordias's wishes.

Lgjkwhcy o...And? Mordias was a piece of shit. Following his wishes has led to this! I say screw Mordias, and screw Volcyboy. Let's reunite dad and boy today.

Duty is confirmed to be more important by Roswick.

This concerns me considering what happened to Bernstol.

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Zig1fg6v oThat man is not Herman. He cannot be.

Pobpolog oWhat do you mean, Your Highness?

Zig1fg6v oLord Herman was a loyal and sincere man who served my father well.

Xbtesbqq o

Herman was sus all along.

Sienna's pissed she missed her brother was also the imposter though.

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

...Well. You can probably guess what I'm thinking right now.

......

But I'll say it anyway: Yep, Kaga did Tomas first. Not the funny one, the other one. And not only that, he did him better. Herman's deception runs far deeper and has far greater consequences than the whole Tomas fiasco, which... Come to think about it, literally had no consequences! Solon accomplished absolutely nothing as Tomas, and then blew his own cover for no reason at all. At least Kronya killed that one minor character. It was, I dunno, something.

......

To say that this is the only example of this in FE is one I'm debating and at this late moment I'm not arguing, but how close is it really? Jacharam doesn't change his face from what we've seen, so it could be that he did so permanently beforehand because he wanted to look 1% less bagman, hell it could have been a long con, he was the most competent of the three in the room. I've also mentioned that Gharnef in MotE seems to work better to me, not merely because their actual actions match a lot more than Solon, who's there as a mole to not be directly damaging the knights, especially with the position he as as a Librarian vs. King's Advisor. Hell, Izuka would be more comparable in terms of role.

Solon doesn't accomplish much from within the time period we see, though I am thinking about his interactions and an example of what he could have been is staring me in the face with his trying to lead Claude on to Rhea's true identity with the drawing that Seteth finds, expanding on this kind of action would be nice and even from where he was he could more easily coordinate the ations of TWISTD within the church (leads me to wonder why he so easily revealed himself in Remire and I'm taking that note-

........

You know what, I need to stop being baited, I don't think Tomas is all that well handled regardless and this is just the regular 3H bashing segment anyway.

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

9qk5ifz8 o You know, if the real Herman was such a good guy, I have to wonder if he, too, walked around with the cartoonishly evil cape. Nobody seemed to find it strange, after all... But it's so blatantly evil! Even all the other characters with a similar kind of cape didn't pull off the same evil feel! How can you wear such an evil piece of clothing, if you're not evil!?

I mean, this is the guy who gave Gharnef vibes immediately.

He was a no hope case.

It just so happened hope already died in Berwick.

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Hehehehe... Well, what say you we begin with style?

Axzdd4yw o

Son!

Now is not the time to use that - Professor Oak - quickmeme

Also why are they running on horses indoors?

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Ha0cyztx o

Anyway, the spell. You might remember this one from TearRing Saga. It's the same principle: it makes the units it hits float up into the sky, then forcefully drops them back to the ground for damage. Weird that it only exists in this map...

Also, I just realized it says it cannot be countered, but Lynette just countered it after dodging. I guess it means if the spell hits, the skill Counter doesn't take effect? How oddly specific... Then again, let's not forget Tumahann, the spell that takes experience from whoever it hits... but is obscenely powerful and only found on big name bosses, so it'll most likely kill anyone it hits, rendering the gimmick pointless.

Honestly the way it reads is kinda weird as a spell in execution gameplay wise. Odd that it's only kinda Windsweep. I also do not remember it from TearRing.

And with how long range spells are animated it's not as clear that the spell can't work on flying units either, seems to me like it could be more effective.

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
D4y4ixup o

Oh my God he lived. He lived! Why did you have to live and not Syl-- No, no, no. Let's not go down that route. I'm glad you're alive, Sherpa. That's all that matters now.

SHERPA YOU LEG END.

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

At least the healer guy wasted his time on the knights. This allows Lynette to finish what she started.

D90belio o

By... beckoning forth the laser beam of the Goddess, apparently.

Lynette's Galeem all along!

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Oaash4gb oWhat? You say that as if it's something strange. All gods can shoot cool laser beams. Well, all gods worth a damn, anyway.

Ugg0cmtj o...Hmph... I insist that snakes are cooler than laser beams!

Oaash4gb o@OTVeria: Also unlike Woodworm this can actually kill

Ugg0cmtj o@RazeCraze: Are you kidding me @OTVeria? Your laser has 10 hits, too few to keep track of! And you know it's Wormwood!

Oaash4gb o@OTVeria: Still blocked @RazeCraze, how did you get that message?

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Kw0uxnol oQ8d0lkgq o

Why, Berwick Saga? Why must you put breaker gear all over the place? And he dropped his weapon, too... Urk...

Ward literally dropped everything just now.

Stresses of war and losing Christine really getting down now.

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
6cveshzp o

Ohohohohohohohohoho... You guys ready? It's Our Bond time.

100

100

This is not the number I saw coming in Berwick.

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Sg2wcvcp oL0ywtfds oR9vxgwhx o

HELL YEAH! THE ULTIMATE LEEN MEEN CREET MACHEEN REESE HAS BEEN UNLEASHED! TREMBLE IN FEAR OF THE POWER OF LOVE LYNETTE'S HORNINESS, LOWLY GARBAGE BAGMEN!

Amazing all the Sigurd swords are less useful than this is.

Also this still looks cooler, that first shot's particularly neat.

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Fnflrrfl o

Bwahahahahahah... That's so cool. Poor Perceval though... Dire Thunder looks rather underwhelming by comparison.

Lighting wouldn't need to strike twice if it was like this.

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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I'd love to lance that guy's face, but alas, all the tile floors on the map count as indoors. He has to dismount.

So why is the other part not indoors?

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Kvvuifod o

Well, while that's going on, we should start thinking about how we're going to handle these assholes... They're black knights, and as such, they have black shields, which reflect damage. I am not interested in fighting them if at all possible. In past runs, what I did was place someone right up in their face. Since the corridors are tight, the unit only got attacked by the foremost lancer, and for minimum damage at that. It's a decent plan.

This sounds like a plan that could backfire.

Why are there so many lancers here?

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Dc864o0u o

Ahahahahahahahah! Hahahahahahahahahah! Waaaahahahahahahahah! Buff myrmidon! Buff myrmidon! Tanky myrmidon! Fast myrmidon! Best myrmidon!

I would watch this Faye Channel.

That's a good level there, I wouldn't sneeze at this any time soon.

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Klva8bbp o

We could go straight to Chaos, but it's best that we pay Theodore a visit first. We could also waste the key on one of the other doors and softlock ourselves. But how dumb would that be? Saint Rubenio tier dumb, perhaps, but still, let's not.

*sigh

Berwick, you're trying to piss on me here. Again, do Door keys not exist outside this map?

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Lbn4aqop o

Technically speaking, we could probably kill Chaos by just shooting him with Burroughs again and again.

Note to self: Even when Berwick tries to make bullshiting it's design impossible, life, as always, finds a way.

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Dupwycbm o

Why is Reese fighting a knight? And who are those people? The offscreen army isn't supposed to exist in the middle of the battles!

The offscreen army raising questions twice this chapter.

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Musasynf o

Hahahahah! I see these two are as badass as ever. They make a good couple!

See, this is why I think they sent Barselfail themselves.

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Yj2toobq o

Everyone's in a speedy mood today.

Vantage boost is nice.

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Vjkoh0p6 o

AHAHAHAHAHAH! DERRICK CONTRIBUTING IN THE FINAL CHAPTER! LET'S FUCKING GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Sometimes there's joy in the little things.

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
H4hni4li o

See? The best level any of you will ever see!

....

This is not that description I would use.

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Rsmou4y4 oHah hah hah! So this is my foe? I do not recall seeing you back then... But nevertheless, you shall fall! All shall fall before me:

P8od7v1p oXfgivye2 o

Rsmou4y4 oThe mighty Disaad, who has returned to have his revenge on the heretics of Sinon! Wah hah hah hah!

Dis saddest truth is that no matter what this isn't a killing blow.

Not getting the impact he wanted. The vengeance he wanted.

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Dup6x6po o

Die! Die, die, die! Damnable healer!

Realising that arrow from the guy with the funny name will kill you:

Conflicted Steve Harvey | Know Your Meme

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Dd6eon7r o

That's okay, I still love you. Though nothing can fill the void Sylvis has left... Ahh, how melodramatic. Let's just keep going.

Isn't that kinda Berwick's thing though, that niches are such that no unit's truly easy to replace as they'll have something that another unit can't emulate.

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Prr1bumi o

IMMA FIRING MAH' LAZER BWAAAAAAAAAAAA--

Fun fact: I have only just now found out what the heck the meme's supposed to be saying. I tried to reference it, realized that I hadn't a clue what the words were suposed to be, and googled it. I thought it was just gibberish for the longest time. Huh. Well, you never go to bed without learning something new.

That right there is a true oldie of a meme.

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Ckkbd4wm oLord Disaad!

Rsmou4y4 oAhh, my good soldier! Please, do go and fight the old man there.

Ckkbd4wm oHe has taken down many of our own already! We need to change our strategy! Charging at him head on clearly won't work!

Rsmou4y4 oCharge harder then.

Ckkbd4wm oWasn't this the guy who got captured a year ago? How did I get him as a superior?

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Aheyacqp o

DEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICK!!

That's not very wormwoody of the attack.

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Heal this!

Rsmou4y4 oNooooo! How could my brilliant plan fail? I-I need more men!

That brilliant reminds me of someone, but I can't seem to place them.

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Irs5kjjr o

New turn time. Hahahahah, holy shit that's crowded!

The piling of bodies like this seems like a bad idea.

But I guess if it works......

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Katy77dx oDpsjm0ri o

NOT MANAGEABLE, NOT MANAGEABLE, HELP! HELP!

Fear seems an adequate response.

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

I mean, on the bright side, this room has ceased to be an issue.

Rn0frjq7 oPx6ggmvf o

On the not-so-bright side, holy's gone.

Well, now you can say your force is non-holy.

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
K1hxq7kn o

Gotoh level. It's... decent?

At least it's not the worst.

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Xp4iokwp o

It's quite possibly the most useless level we've gotten in this entire playthrough. Well, there's Izerna's luck levels... But Ward isn't going to use a sword again. I think this takes the cake!

Why does this disappoint so much?

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
C6ebp4ng o

I think he robbed that. Eh, cool, I suppose. We can take it to Reiss once we're done here.

It could be useful for those knights in fairness.

Also this is literally the end game something like that isn't happening.

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Rsmou4y4 oGrrr... I see it falls upon me to turn the tides of this fight!

Cciwhs1r oQa9eikoa o

So did he! Hah!

Rsmou4y4 oWhat!? None of this would be happening if that slow bastard had just fetched me my orb in time! If only he had... I would've destroyed them all back then! Damn you, slowpoke!!

One thing is for sure this is a bad Diss ad.

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
P3buovi4 o

Fun fact: With Lynette there, Paramythis has enough defense to completely tank the chu-ko-nu's bolts. Paramythis, man...!

Who would win:

Quadding bow Vs. knight lady

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Hnglhaqg o

More priests? Nooo...

Rsmou4y4 oAhh, there you are, my fellow acolytes! Yes... victory is all but assured now! CHAAAAAAAAARGEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

That'll be a neverending corridor huh?

Least Dissad's finding something fun about it.

5 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Eagh6hpy oBecause when I heard Chaos had come here himself, I knew we would need Vritra in order to defeat him.

9qk5ifz8 o We don't NEED Vritra, but it's going to make it a hell of a lot easier. Especially seeing how godly my Faye is...

Needing it isn't non-negotiable, except when all your other choices are gone.

I'm not saying you're out of those options, but having more than one is nice and at least this is simple.

5 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Eagh6hpy oPrince Manaris is the one true ruler of the Raze Empire, not Faisal and his cabal of errant bishops. Minas and I will stand at General Zephyrus's side and fight for him to protect the Empire.

Bbtouug8 o

Faisal is that terrifying?

Also how will they get to Zephyrus through Veria?

5 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
G9kvvgly o

And with that, Reese has the Vritra. It is useless in his hands. We must give it to Faye.

Imagine if he could use it, stealing Faye's wishes.

5 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Zfynpfzp oK2ioc7hk o

Minas and Theodore... merge through a wall out of the map? Well, I mean, far be it from me to judge their choice of escape.

Turns out there's a vent that Theo couldn't reach without Minas's help.

5 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Qu8umrti o

Kvbwgecb oFather... With this, I will wash away the shame of defeat from our house!

So, she's looking for her honour.

You know what I'm not making the first joke I could think of.

I'll make the second, which might have been the plan if Cowen wasn't as chill about her using swords.

5 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Rsmou4y4 oCurse you, fools of Sinon! I will get you yet!

Hnhlhojb oMaster Disaad, no! Let the armored troops take point--

Rsmou4y4 oTo hell with that! I'm going in! REVENGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

Hnhlhojb o...Ah, perhaps it's for the best...

Rsmou4y4 oRAZITE RAMPAAAAAGE!

5 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Rsmou4y4 oWAIT! DON'T COME SO FAST! NO!

Fxrt0sde o

Oh my God, who is this fucker!?

Rsmou4y4 oAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

It's really not Adel O'Clock huh?

5 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Rsmou4y4 oOh, God... Oh, I am alive! O Lord Raze, I thank you for your mercy! And now... I shall claim my vengeance! Bah hah hah hah--

Ugg0cmtj oI'm sick and tired of hearin' you jap about your stupid plans for revenge.

Rsmou4y4 o ...!? Who--

So sad that people keep on making Raze out to care about their petty troubles.

What can you do.

5 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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...Hah! Well, shoot.

Rsmou4y4 oHaah... A-Ah... I-I cannot... Oh, they're going to eviscerate me...! Surely they remember me... They hate me...! They'll spare no efforts to kill me...!

Whoever he is, he's lucky... Oh my God, he's the luckiest enemy we've encountered all game! He just barely dodged insta-death from Adel, and then he got crippled, which means I won't even waste my time killing him! Way to go, garbage bag!

I find it strange you gave him so much dialogue, but come to think of it I'd wager that's a missed opportunity, to see bosses come back if they were sold on.

5 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Rsmou4y4 oDeath from above!? Oh, my goodness, they're... They're so powerful! What a mistake it was to underestimate them! How could I, the greatest tactician alive, make such an egregious blunder?!

Hnhlhojb o...you never were... a great tactician... we only said that... so we wouldn't hurt your feelings... Ah, we should've just... executed you when they sent you back to the Empire... Urk!

Rsmou4y4 o...No... That... THAT CANNOT BE! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Break the saddie I guess.

5 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Rsmou4y4 oThank you... But it doesn't change that... I am a failure... And that I will surely die here.

His fate of... running away, because I haven't any interest in capturing him. Owen is running out of darkmend, but for the throne room I'll want him as a Verian priest anyway. As far as I'm concerned, he's out of the way for good.

Rest in Peace.

Though I feel like the grave looks more peaceful than the end of his days.

5 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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Chaos lives up to his name. Under normal circumstances, this is an extremely difficult encounter, even with Vritra in hand. Chaos has 60 sword level, which gives him 10 crit from the get-go. He has 20 defense and 56 HP, which makes him impossible to one-round, and... Well, I mean, just about all of his stats are absolutely godly. He beats everyone in my team, everyone. It's telling enough that you could plop him in a FE game and he'd be good.

Honestly a lot of it is Vajra.

Also he'd suck in the end games of more than a few titles. Ignoring Vajra.

5 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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And then there's his gear. Vajra makes him even tankier, but not invincible. His charm is like a bad hoplon guard, with only a coinflip chance to protect from crits, and a chance to break. He also has a concoction, which, I mean... Imagine desperately gnawing at him for a turn, only for him to heal at the end.

All in all, really tough boss... Usually. You see, I don't recall where I read this, but Faye, at base strength, is just weak enough that she can't hurt Chaos with Vritra. As her strength raises, she deals more and more damage to him. In my first run, she only dealt 25 damage to him with Astra. I like it, it ensures that you can't easily trivialize this fight that, by all means, should be difficult.

...This run's Faye, though... This Faye is so absurdly blessed, that I have to wonder just how badly she's going to kick his ass. I don't think that badly, but we'll see.

Sure, he gets to have a bunch of stuff to make him slow to kill.

5 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Uydscrby o

Chaos's boss theme. Yeah.

Txxlg3tb o

Heheheh... Oh, if only you knew what's coming to you...

How awkward for him.

5 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
2a74zfvx o

This is Chaos without Faye. Chip damage with a crit.

Single off-switch found to dampen multiple pain centers in the brain

5 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Umtooodu o

It suffices.

...Holy fucking shit. At full health, she would've left him at 1 HP with Astra. With a crit she one-rounds.

I have never seen something this busted. I am so proud of you, girl.

The Faytal Fury Vs The Chode of Chaos

LESGETREDYTORUMBLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

5 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
T4zl8m6z o

Fulfill your destiny!

52awezex oYou little pest, always appearing at the most infuriating times... Today will be the last time we cross paths! This ends now!

Kvbwgecb oIndeed, Chaos. Today shall be the last!

Still prefer Ike/BK. Sorry.

5 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
7bkkmmkp o

FINALLY THE FUCKING BAG IS DEAD.

I have to say, well see if Chaos's death quote does anything, it's the last chance.

And this is just a nice image to cap on, let's leave this gif in.

5 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Tm0zb16o oQho2qs5x o

#Berselfailnotbeinginhornyjail

Also, FFS.

5 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Mhpwpkvg oKlvhflxl o

Really used that time in prison to reflect didn't he

5 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
W0g7v86v o48wmymzl o
8slcslbt oStnkogpa o

Thanks, I hate being reminded of that broken face for Arina.

Certainly you can't say his love would be regular, he's right there......

5 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
6ett28jx oOlkuepo6 o

That's some fucked up family reunion dialogue right there.

5 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
8jhaeez4 oHefav8v2 o

Ruebhen was one thing, but this makes him look understandable in comparison.

And that guy's going to massacre half of Navaron.

5 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Abw9tx7e oNrjtyhv1 o

Barselphon's truly forgotten what pressure is, with these arrows being that little of a worry for him.

Also, Estie. What nickname would Arran get? Or Elaine's parents, if they were still around and Harriet was navigating how to let them know Elaine was her GF?

5 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Ffq1cfrl oEz6tgye3 o

Morgan, buttjoke of these LPs.

5 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
4afl3s5q oArwiwqyt o
Izxd85j8 oPemx2b4l o

I'm pretty disappointed I can't use his mug without cutting out of these scenes.

That's a pretty specific definition of control there, he's fallen very far. Does he even have his lands any more?

5 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Jqls0pea o45vbvq5o o
Ets2mwol oCwibhsmx o

I mean, running would imply Barselphon wouldn't just scream that they went thataway, he's probably too obsessed with them right now.

Of course he's checked out of the situation too.

5 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
53zlmozu oJhhyjy0t o

Barselphon right now.

Everyone else.

Right now I'm pretty miffed.

Don't worry about it too much.

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Also, you'd think Chaos would respond to Faye having Vritra, but alas.

(I'd edit my post, but it's too big to ever edit.)

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On 12/21/2020 at 3:20 AM, Saint Rubenio said:

How cute. I always did like the AI in Kaga games, it's so funny sometimes. Remember the one time in TRS when the enemies tried flanking tactics on me? That was amazing.

A personal favourite from the run was when I warped Merric, Starlight in hand and Talisman used (so he had the maximum 7 res) in on Gharnef. I had him slay the fake Gharnef with an excalibur crit (it's easy to tell the fakes in FE1, as they have swarm equipped instead of Imhullu, which means they do more damage ironically, but they can be killed by anyone).
Even though Gharnef had his chance to attack Merric, who he could have still damaged for 7 hp (or 21 on a crit), he instead fled in a futile attempt to avoid being killed. I almost felt bad when I cornered him, until he crit in spite of Merric capping luck and I realized that if I'd given the talisman and starlight to Wendell instead of Merric, I'd have lost the fight.

On 12/21/2020 at 3:20 AM, Saint Rubenio said:

 

Oh yeah, I knew that! Why they decided to palette swap a playable character for a boss is beyond me.

I mean, they did for Lorenz too.. but at least Jiol was similar. Navarre is rather ill-suited by the look, in my opinion. Then again, Michalis looks better in FE11/12 too. Fascinating how some characters original looks stood the test of time (Wrys, Roger, Lorenz, Hardin), and others got a hell of an over-haul. Then there's the middle-ground ones (Marth, Jagen, Cain and Abel look mostly the same for instance, but not to the same degree as Wrys or Roger)

On 12/21/2020 at 3:20 AM, Saint Rubenio said:

One time I heard Yamcha described as "that guy who distracts the enemy until the real heroes arrive."

Spoiler

If I'm honest, that's a gross exaggeration of Yamcha's history. If we go over every major fight he had in the series up to the end of Z (that sounds like it'll take longer than it will, especially when I cut non-canon filler), we get:

Kid Goku vs Yamcha round 1: Yamcha Wolf-Fang-Fists Goku, through several stone structures. The first use of a "special" attack in the series. Flashy and impressive... until you realize Goku at this point hasn't went through Roshi's training... and is drastically weakened because he's starving. Goku is then saved because Yamcha freezes up at the sight of Bulma.

Kid Goku  vs Yamcha round 2: Kid Goku, no longer starving, soundly beats Yamcha. In his defense... it was Goku.

Yamcha vs Master Roshi: Yamcha fails to hit Roshi so much as once, and is defeated in a single attack. In his defense... Roshi would win the tournament.

Yamcha vs Invisible Man: Yamcha fares well until Baba starts singing (badly) so he can't hear his foes footfalls. Krillin has the idea to pull down Bulma's tube top so Roshi nosebleeds all over the Invisible man so the viewer can remember this is an anime Yamcha can see him and soundly win.

Yamcha vs Bandages the Mummy: Yamcha initially underestimates Bandages speed due to his bulk. After finding an opening, he manages to knock him off the platform towards the acid. Bandages uses his namesake bandages to swing back onto the platform, beat the tar out of Yamcha, and defeat him. This ends differently depending on the version.
In the anime, Goku saves Yamcha from the acid, whereas in the Manga Yamcha surrenders before being thrown. In his defense, no one had beaten Bandages in canon before according to Roshi.

Yamcha vs Tien: In my opinion, Yamcha's finest moment. Tien, who would beat Goku (by a bit of luck) at the end of the tournament, fights Yamcha in the quarterfinals. Yamcha puts up a solid fight, demonstrates he learned the Kamehameha without being taught it (Roshi took 50 years to learn the technique, and Goku learned it through his natural Saiyan ability to imitate techniques after seeing them once). He even get's a theme song for the fight (Wolf Hurricane, which explains the character pretty well if you can find a translation). Valiant effort aside, Tien's on Goku's level... and consequently defeats Yamcha, breaking his leg and taking him out of action for the King Piccolo saga. I already mentioned Tien would beat Goku in the tournament.

Yamcha vs Kami: If Tien was Yamcha's high point... Kami is his low point. Fighting a man possessed by Kami, Yamcha ends up being given a humiliating defeat involving beating himself up with his own spirit ball attack, and an incident where he messes up a kick and crushes his own "spirit balls", More comic relief than a fight. In his defense, Kami was supposed to be "God" at this point.

Yamcha vs Saibaman: He handily beats up the Saibaman, before letting his guard down and getting blown up when the thing latches on and detonates. Making him the only character in the Vegeta/Nappa incident to be killed by a Saibaman. To add insult to injury, Krillin proceeds to kill three Saibamen in one attack. Krillin. The guy with the most deaths in the series (not counting Super, because I haven't watched it). In his defense, that explosion would have killed any Z-fighter except possibly Goku at the time.

Yamcha vs Android 20: Yamcha is almost killed by the weakest Android in the Android saga and taken out of the fight. Everyone else at least got beat by the stronger ones. In his defense, he was taken by surprise.

Yamcha vs Super Buu: While it's not really shown in the manga, we know that Super Buu killed everyone on the look-out in one minute. Yamcha included. In his defense... the amount of non-Namekian characters who didn't die to some form of Buu can be counted on one hand.

Point is, the guy literally exists to job to whoever the villain of the story arc is... or someone we know is weaker than them, so we know how ridiculously strong they are. Catch is, it worked well with Roshi, Bandages and Tien. After that.. it got stale because we haven't seen Yamcha do well since his leg got broken, barring the Saibaman and the varied non-canon filler. He also served as comic relief, and in the early days, when Goku was ignorant of the world, a means of having a character explain things about this fictional world. Man, imagine if Sherpa was like that.... wait... the Aegina sideplot was hilarious.

On 12/21/2020 at 3:20 AM, Saint Rubenio said:

Jhvoux35 o Everyone is a traitor except for me. And Padolf I guess.

2xdxkwpj oI believe everything you say.

Irony being, that'd mean Volcens is a traitor, and believes himself to be a traitor. So when does Volcens order his own execution?

On 12/21/2020 at 3:20 AM, Saint Rubenio said:

I just looked it up, and... wow, what a nutcase.

There's years worth of fictional references to it, not to mention the old phrase "Don't drink the Kool-aid". Funny enough, one of those references is a "whatever happened to" segment on Robot Chicken, where Wally (or Waldo) from the Where's Wally books is revealed to have had his career ended when he joined said cult... and died in the incident.
Which brings me back to the question you asked that time about why he's Waldo in America. Wally is slang for an "idiot" in the US of A. Notable when you realize there's a Earthbound Beginnings (nee Zero) enemy named that.

On 12/21/2020 at 3:20 AM, Saint Rubenio said:

I don't know about that, actually. Volcens at least listened to Roswick once in a blue moon. Padolf was the one suggesting to send thousands of refugees to their deaths like it's nobody's business. I know Herman manipulated him into making that suggestion, but it's already bad enough that he didn't think there was anything wrong with the idea.

Yes, but Volcens didn't get rid of Padolf for it. And he trusted Herman to investigate himself.

On 12/21/2020 at 3:20 AM, Saint Rubenio said:
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The wonderful three's heads! I'll show their stats now, because the room goes dark when the map starts. Hahahahahah... What an absolute unit. 9 sword rank? Are you serious, Volcyboy? 10 defense on a general recolor? That's worse than friggin' Derrick!

10 defense.... but still only 3 move. Not to mention hammer bonus damage. Who said sword lords are designed as a counter to axe users?

On 12/21/2020 at 3:20 AM, Saint Rubenio said:
Uhpts9to oYzucyxru o

Padolf is hilarious. He has an expensive weapon that he can't even use and more medicine than he can carry. I do love that he's slightly stronger than Volcens.

Padolf confirmed dumber than Volcens. Bringing a weapon you can't actually use to a fight is definitely the dumbest thing you can do. Unless he's got a real surprise in that bag.
What's in the bag Padolf? What's in the bag?

On 12/21/2020 at 3:20 AM, Saint Rubenio said:
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As for Herman, he's a carbon copy of Padolf, except he's completely unarmed. That... cannot be a good sign.

Unless Padolf's going to give him something incredibly underwhelming out of that bag, I get the feeling he's got a surprise up his sleeve. Perhaps even the reason you want Axel.

On 12/21/2020 at 3:20 AM, Saint Rubenio said:
Uwwdkcuh o

Once they have fallen, all that remains is to rescue our friends and Reed, and seize.

Why aren't you friends with Reed? Bully.

On 12/21/2020 at 3:20 AM, Saint Rubenio said:

- Now we're talking! Our Bond grants Reese guaranteed crits. Yeah. You think he was a Leen Meen Creet Macheen before? Just you wait until Lynette gives him a slap in the butt. That's going to be hilarious.

I hope to God she never asks him to slap her in sex. That'd be a mess.

On 12/21/2020 at 3:20 AM, Saint Rubenio said:

All in all, Lynette is Gotoh/10. She helps out with her 3 range bow and her legendary orb that Perceval got screwed out of having, she lets Reese break the castle in two, and she makes Derrick into even more of a brick. That's about it. Rather unconventional Gotoh, I must say. How many Gotohs have faces that look like they should've joined in chapter 1?

The best ones apparently.

On 12/21/2020 at 3:20 AM, Saint Rubenio said:

2xdxkwpj oBut to imprison Roswick and Reed... and even Sienna! Surely this is all too much?

You know, I think it's  finally dawning on him what's going on. Too little too late.

On 12/21/2020 at 3:20 AM, Saint Rubenio said:
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If the Barselphon event chain isn't fulfilled, Theodore will not be able to steal Vritra from Jacharam, and Faye's character arc cannot be completed. Not only that, but the Chaos fight becomes a lot harder. So, uh... yeah. Between this and the money Barselphon gave us way back in chapter 6, sparing Minas the months of imprisonment at the hands of an insane stalker just isn't a viable option.

I like how a one of a kind weapon is "rare". Bit of an understatement isn't it?

On 12/21/2020 at 3:20 AM, Saint Rubenio said:
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...Well. You can probably guess what I'm thinking right now.

......

But I'll say it anyway: Yep, Kaga did Tomas first. Not the funny one, the other one. And not only that, he did him better. Herman's deception runs far deeper and has far greater consequences than the whole Tomas fiasco, which... Come to think about it, literally had no consequences! Solon accomplished absolutely nothing as Tomas, and then blew his own cover for no reason at all. At least Kronya killed that one minor character. It was, I dunno, something.

You know, if Herman was a fake the whole time.... and Volcens grew up around a kinder version... it might give him just that glimmer of credibility. I mean, about the same as Xander in Fates falling for his fake dad. He was still obviously evil, but sometimes one is blind to a change in those they're close to.

On 12/21/2020 at 3:20 AM, Saint Rubenio said:
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Welp. This isn't good.

Did I cause this by that joke about him being this LP's Yamcha because they both have scars and he used a DBZ style disappear/reappear?

On 12/21/2020 at 3:20 AM, Saint Rubenio said:
Kzq4p0ai o

Yep, that's very much an alive Sherpa. Hahah! I guess that's the Goddess rewarding him for putting up with Aegina's crap.

Or mine.

On 12/21/2020 at 3:20 AM, Saint Rubenio said:
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Oho! Humilliated!

When Ward is still performing. Unequipped. In the endgame. After only one level.

On 12/21/2020 at 3:20 AM, Saint Rubenio said:
Pkdmxpem o

Hammer time.

Lot of armors here.

On 12/21/2020 at 3:20 AM, Saint Rubenio said:
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Ahahahahahahahah! Hahahahahahahahahah! Waaaahahahahahahahah! Buff myrmidon! Buff myrmidon! Tanky myrmidon! Fast myrmidon! Best myrmidon!

Faramir never stops being wrong.

On 12/21/2020 at 3:20 AM, Saint Rubenio said:
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He did well, dodging a whopping four shots, but he could not keep up with that many arrows, in the end.

Still must look like a porcupine after that.

On 12/21/2020 at 3:20 AM, Saint Rubenio said:
P8od7v1p oXfgivye2 o

Rsmou4y4 oThe mighty Disaad, who has returned to have his revenge on the heretics of Sinon! Wah hah hah hah!

Disaad part is he's already put up a better fight than last time by an infinite margin.

On 12/21/2020 at 3:20 AM, Saint Rubenio said:

Rsmou4y4 oPah! Fight him, weaklings! I will have my revenge!

Wsexraxk oAnd they call this one the master strategist of Raze...? Urgh... I'm going to die here, aren't I...

Still the empire's greatest tactical mind with that legendary double digit IQ.

On 12/21/2020 at 3:20 AM, Saint Rubenio said:

Rsmou4y4 oAh! Ahah! They run! They were terrified by my terrible magic! Yes! I am so strong! I am powerful! I am Disaad, master tactician of Raze!! Hwahah hah hah hah haaaaah!

When you survive because your strategy is so dumb that it makes you irrelevant to defeating your troops.

On 12/21/2020 at 3:20 AM, Saint Rubenio said:

Rsmou4y4 oCurse you, fools of Sinon! I will get you yet!

Hnhlhojb oMaster Disaad, no! Let the armored troops take point--

Rsmou4y4 oTo hell with that! I'm going in! REVENGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

Hnhlhojb o...Ah, perhaps it's for the best...

... until you rethink that strategy and attempt to enemy phase in Berwick Saga... as a magic user.

On 12/21/2020 at 3:20 AM, Saint Rubenio said:

Ugg0cmtj oI'm sick and tired of hearin' you jap

What a Razecist typo. (This is low even for me)

On 12/21/2020 at 3:20 AM, Saint Rubenio said:

Rsmou4y4 oDeath from above!? Oh, my goodness, they're... They're so powerful! What a mistake it was to underestimate them! How could I, the greatest tactician alive, make such an egregious blunder?!

Hnhlhojb o...you never were... a great tactician... we only said that... so we wouldn't hurt your feelings... Ah, we should've just... executed you when they sent you back to the Empire... Urk!

Rsmou4y4 o...No... That... THAT CANNOT BE! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

This subplot is killing me. I feel like my first song of the LP is just back in full.

On 12/21/2020 at 3:20 AM, Saint Rubenio said:
Umtooodu o

It suffices.

...Holy fucking shit. At full health, she would've left him at 1 HP with Astra. With a crit she one-rounds.

I have never seen something this busted. I am so proud of you, girl.

Speaking of songs... the one I wrote for this fight is going to be very out of date isn't it?


Saw the gif. Dear lord. It's like when I wrote one for Hyman all over again. Yest another fight where the villain fails to strike the foe that fells him. Well I'm including it anyway.
For anyone wondering, I wrote the outline way back when Faye/Ike comparisons began. You know, when Faye wasn't able to enemy phase entire sides of the map or theoretically one-round Chaos. It's loosely based off Juno's lyrical cover of "Unstoppable Destiny" (I'll include a link). Because you know, I took some liberties with the flow because I wanted to squeeze my final song of the LP so full of references it hurt. (see how many you can pick)

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We meet once more upon the battlefield.
One must die for neither one will yield.
Now be prepared and hear my battle cry.
No mercy, clouds of war upon the sky.
Feel the hateful blade of Vajra,
As it ends your vengeful pursuit cross the land.

Desperation waxes.
Our deathmatch wanes.
The League shall fall when Chaos reigns.

What's wrong child, not feeling so robust?
A duel so mild won't sate my battlelust.
You can't hide, you are mine to maim.
Counter, parry, I'll sunder you in twain.
Now your protector cannot save you.
It will take a miracle to survive.

Desperation waxes.
Our deathmatch wanes.
The League shall fall when Chaos reigns.

You think your skills mark you as adept?
We've clashed twice, and you've not harmed me yet.
You've provoked me for the final time.
Forever silenced, punished for your crime.
You think you're an expert immune to menace?
Prove it to me, as we fight to the death.

Original.



 

 

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On 12/21/2020 at 9:32 AM, Dayni said:

 

Well, I missed that one.

Weird that Bernard would immediately turn around, but with an army coming to Navaron I could see it making sense to so Volcens regardless.

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Part 94 - The league shall fall, part 2.

Q1mgvbsq o:
 
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On 12/21/2020 at 4:32 AM, BrightBow said:

Also, he lost his Pursuit and Parry skills for some reason.

He gained them out of sheer rage when he was going to fight the Phony.

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Gotta love Kaga's crappy nobles. Too bad we missed Luveil.

They're quite wonderful, yes. Padolf is hysterical.

9od0s0am oI promised His Majesty that I would return with good news. And what better news to bring then that the Raze Empire's attempt to conquer Navaraon has been foiled and that the man responsible for this invasion, the death of Margrave Bernstol and countless brave soldiers of the Western front, as well as my personal imprisonment and torture, is about to get his kneecaps shattered by arrows, followed by a relatively slow but most definitely painful death by electrocution?

3cxl4xfi oVery well. I shall say no more, milady...

9od0s0am o That's good to hear.

Well, it would make sense that she'd be psychotic if she's into the sociopath.

No Thunder orbs, though?

I didn't see the need. Probably should've.

I think it would have been a cool detail if she could use the Gram, since it's her family's sword and all.

Yeah, but I think I'd still have left it on Reese. Double 100 crits, man.

Yeah, it's probably just here to pull the Lightning + Mercy combo on Bagman. Unsurprisingly Bagman is more susceptible to cripples.
And also to make sure she really does outclass Perceval in every possible category, I suppose.

Poor, poor Missival.

I would have expected you to see more value in a skill like this, considering all the 97%+ misses we've seen.

Eh, true enough. I did use it for one thing, later on.

Plus, once we are dealing with such high hit rates, any additional percentage becomes all that more potent. Like, a 96% miss is unlikely but still 4 times as likely to occur as a 99% miss.

Good point.

Not like I've ever seen her targeted by Wormwood. No idea how the Wormwood AI works, but they seem to at least smart enough not to attack someone with a decent magic stat. So it's probably not entirely random.

Oh yeah, it tends to avoid the likes of mages and Paramythis.

Chapter 1? Really? Her +5 defense aura alone is busted enough to keep her out of the rest of the game.

Face, Brightbow. I was talking about her face. She looks like she should be a growth unit, but instead she's the Gotoh.

Random bit of trivia: If Deadeye is used with the Bow of Serenia, you can in fact attack at 4 range rather then 3.
That's not just a hypothetical either. Weapons with an unlisted rank are treated as rank 50 weapons for the purpose of weapon proficiency calculations. Since Sylvis has Expert, she could reach up to a 35% chance to use the bow successfully if she were to climb up to level 30.

What an oddly specific use for the bow. Is there anything you can get done like this?

Yeah. I mean, even your father only invited the Imperial army into Leia, not into his own throne room. Or Roswick's throne room, as the case may be.

Volcens is determined to surpass his dad. In the worst way possible.

He sorta fills the role of Hetzel in Radiant Dawn as a spineless bootlicker. (Heck, even Reese bullies him at one point, although we didn't get to see it, sadly.) Of course Hetzel was also portrayed as someone who would be a perfectly decent person if he wasn't such a coward, while Padolf has no such characterization.
On that note, I'm glad that Radiant Dawn didn't allow the player to spare Hetzel. It's fitting that his flaws would lead him to his demise.

Well, I did like Hetzel. Really, the worst part about him is that he for some reason is completely absent until part 4. I know he appears in that one scene in PoR, but he doesn't even act like the same character there.

I wonder what she needs to warn Reese about.

1iuqitak o Lord Reese! The Empire has invaded Navaron!

Meoilxpy oYes, of course I'd know that.

1iuqitak o  My apologies, but I got 5 months in chains under my belt to remind me that you are not all that observant.

Pffft! Okay, that one was really good.

Pobpolog o Your Highness...

Zig1fg6v o ...yes, I realized it the moment I said it.

Sienna just wants to believe in her brother, if only a tiny bit. The poor girl.

Well, Almachus needed to use magic to have Reed to his bidding, and we know what mental state that left Reed in. It was strong stuff.
Meanwhile Volcens can be made to do the dumbest things entirely on his own volition.

True enough. I suppose it says more about everyone around Reed than Reed himself.

Is this about Octopath Traveler?

Hahahahahahahahahah... Nah, I'm afraid not. It's a different game. Unfortunately, the name eludes me right now. I think you would really like it, though! It strikes me as the sort of game that you could really dig.

I'm assuming you're joking, but if not, it's the greatest Fire Emblem game of all time according to most of the fanbase: Three Houses.

I suppose he has been acting pretty sus this past year. Should have ejected him when you had the time.

It would've been a good idea, yes.

I don't know. This sounds like something that would have been a pretty good thing to say in front of His Majesty this past year.

"We won't be sending reinforcements to the Highlands? Then we are truly doomed..."
"We won't support Vanmillion's position at the Bornian front? Then we are truly doomed..."
"We will remove Duke Bernard from the Western front? Then we are truly doomed..."
"We are going to send the Chosen One..." well, okay, you weren't there for that. But you get the point.

Might have been worth a try. Who knows?

If only Reed hadn't gotten Almachus'd.

Uhhhh...

Yeah, seems about right.

Also, this guy got about the lowest priority right now. There is the Wormwood guy, as well as several dudes with Sleep in the South East.

Yes, I realized after I did it that I was dumb. But can you blame me? It was a perfect Adeling!

Yeah, her stats are bad as ever. She should really consider using an Iron Crossbow. Much lighter and more accurate.
Anyway, I usually deploy a Thief so I can get someone with Physic close enough to make sure she stays alive. With bad luck, she could potentially die at turn 4 otherwise.

Oh, she absolutely was going to die then in my run. Good thing Sherlock was ready for anything.

Not enough to make sure he goes down early, it seems.

I was more afraid of wormwood, I'll admit. Don't have an excuse for afterwards, though. He should've been the first.

Just have her use actual good arrows. That way she can at least kill those guys in 2 turns. Killer Arrows have no might, so using them against targets with low defense is just setting yourself up for failure. Heck, even with a crit, she likely won't even kill here. She still needs to roll at least 17 for damage.

Ehhh... To tell you the truth, her damage wasn't amazing with the good arrows either.

Hmm, I never thought about using Magicbane this way.

Anyway, as you can see, a crit doesn't even kill.

Nope.

Not sure his horse appreciates this, though.

It's the final chapter.

With all those guys harassing you from behind locked doors, I'm surprised you thought Sylvis' death was inconsequential for this map. Heck, she might well have enough strength to one-shot some of those guys. Although did you ever actually buy Mithril Arrows? Or the Greatbow, for that matter?

She had mithril arrows, yes. I kinda did undersell her death. But c'mon. If I didn't I might've quit on the final chapter out of sheer heartache. I had to cope somehow!

Although magic resisting shields still need to successfully block to negate magic damage. Unlike when weapons provide elemental resistance, like the Brionac.

Oh, that's interesting. Still...

Yeah, they tend to do that.
Like in Kid Icarus Uprising, if you fail to kill the Hewdraw quickly enough during the flying section of level 3, Palutena will eventually just nuke it with her "Palutena Glam Blaster"/"Sacred Goddess Clobberlaser". And of course one of the powers she can grant Pit is just a big laser.

Sacred Goddess Clobberlaser.

Amazing.

That's probably for the better. If he can't block, he might as well do his best to dodge.

Well, he did what he could.

Poor Lynette can make everyone virtually immortal except herself.

Ironic. She could save others from death but not himself.

Funnily enough Lynette doesn't actually give a Support bonus to Reese. Not that she needs to, with a skill like that..

That just goes to prove that he still has no idea what she feels for him. He's convinced that she's just cheering him on so he can kill his enemies better.

Kaga did Galeem first. And he's on your side.

Seriously, I would love that Galeem beam sound modded into this game.

It would be cool.

To be fair, Dire Thunder can deal more damage overall... if it's used by Lynette.

Pfhah! Poor, poor, poor Missival.

You can tell they adjusted things to make sure Lynette can't just immediately one-shot any of the major threats in the starting area.

Damn you, Kaga...!

Only almost?

Yeah, to be fair, the "almost" was probably unnecessary.

Nah. That's 4 damage each turn. He can heal that off with Imbue.

Ah. Right. Imbue.

Well, unless all your weapons all break. Those guys come for like 20 turns.

Good thing we don't need to fight them for 20 turns, eh?

I'm not even sure any playable character can be crippled on this map. I've taken so many heavy hits from Chaos and never saw a cripple.

Either my luck is amazing, or you're right, because I don't think I've ever seen anyone get crippled here either.

Besides Reese being nearby, all the terrain here has 0 avoid. So for once it doesn't make a difference that Perceval attacks from 2 range. 0 avoid x 2 is still 0.
And of course those dudes with their heavy shields and axes have no avoid on their own.

That's correct.

That precious 3 range bow is also far from unbreakable.

Final chapter. The time to hoard is past.

Another reason not to waste it with crappy Killer Arrows, I suppose.

...That... might've been worth considering, though...

I mean, seriously: With Killer Arrows, she needs 4 shots to kill here unless she gets lucky with crits. Ordinary Iron Arrows would raise her attack by 7 and would allow her to kill this guy in just 2 shots. Killer Arrows just aren't any good unless that defense ignoring property is actually relevant. And in Lynette's case, she can simply attack with Thunder magic if her opponent has a lot of defense.

To tell you the truth, there were so many healers in the map that I didn't think two shots would suffice. So I hoped for a crit instead.

She starts with 9 while Ward starts with 10. But yeah, she's got some bulk. 9 defense is still the same base that Marcel or Alvina got.

Right, I'd forgotten she got a level.

This might be a better use for that 3 range.

True.

Would have needed to roll 17 bonus damage, so again: Likely wouldn't have killed anyway.

Fair enough.

I would be less worried about Faye is she was in range of Lynette's aura.

She's Buff Myrmidon. She'll make it.

Well, here we go.

Surprised he got 49% accuracy against Faye, though. Assuming she still has the avoid talisman.

I think by this point I'd long since forgotten it was possible to take it off her.

Yeah, you can't tell me that isn't intended. Those crossbow guys all even have heavily worn down Gatling Bows, on top of only having enough ammo to fire them 3 times. They quickly end up doing nothing but taking up space.

Kaga encourages the silliest strategies.

Counters? Are you sending in Sherpa or...

No.

Oh... nooo...

Brightbow, please...

That's not a counter.

...Fucking hell...

Holy attacking first means Paramythis is now considered the attacker. At least that's my experience when trying to use Desperation against opponents with Vantage. If the enemy is fast enough to trigger Vantage, that will end with you getting hit twice, despite you being the one who initiated combat.
So yeah, I'd expect Vengeful could trigger here.

Well... Either you're wrong, or Paramythis continues to be the most fortunate woman in the history of Lazberia, because she clobbered the guy four times and nothing happened.

Meoilxpy o Which is strange because in that case you shouldn't be able to hold that spear.

Eh, I don't know. Our own crippled guys are still capable of lugging around their entire inventories. One spear isn't that unbelievable by comparison.

Yeah, but this is the same guy who used Pursuit and Parry despite not actually knowing those skills. He also survived being reduced to 0 HP. AND he is also holding a Spear right now, despite being crippled. Theodore just doesn't seem to be the kind of guy who allows the rules of the game to get in his way.

Theodore is a cheater. That's why he's not playable - Kaga banned him.

31 actually. 11 damage plus a max of 20 bonus damage from a crit.

Ruben is good maths.

At least that way they won't use Swarm.

Small victories.

You didn't actually show off the sword.

I did!

On 12/20/2020 at 5:20 PM, Saint Rubenio said:
0nyrlond o

 

Can't blame you for forgetting, though. I showed it at the very beginning of the update.

It's the strongest normal Sword in the game in terms of raw physical damage. Although if you compare it to Blades, it's basically a Bastard Sword with +30% accuracy. And since Faye needs Blade access just to get here, you might as well compare it to weapons like the Adrassia or the Greatsword, which deal a good deal more damage.
So it's a very strong weapon for sure, but beyond it's main purpose of killing Chaos, it's not that amazing. It does have a decent crit bonus, though, which synergizes well with Sunder.

A good summary.

It also doubles as a Miracle Charm, just like the Gram. And it makes sense, because if she fails to kill Chaos with her first attack, and he crits in return, that would definitely be a dead Faye.

This is how I lost it in my first run. Not against Chaos, mind, but Faye definitely died.

It's also notable for being a S-rank durability weapon, the only one besides it's counterpart that Chaos uses. Well, that and the infinite use Nosferatu Orb that Owen had back in his mercenary days.
Unlike that orb though, those swords can apparently still break from overuse. Still, it only takes up 1 durability point with each attack. And a A durability weapon would already take 2. So that's twice the durability of even the most durable weapon you can otherwise access right there. Would be hard to break it with just two rooms left to clear, as long as Faye won't take a lethal hit.

Oh yeah, I've heard about that. Apparently, if you somehow get Vajra to break, Chaos escapes through one of the staircases and never returns, softlocking the game. Of course, it's nearly impossible to pull off, so I can't blame the devs for missing the issue.

I like to imagine he picked up that charm specifically because Faramir ruined his day with a crit previously. He doesn't seem all that brave, considering he immediately bailed to get the sword, despite being so much more powerful then either of them. So it would seem in character.

From what is seen of him, he definitely seems like a bit of a chicken, all things considered. I mean, by all means he should be able to kick Jacharam's ass around the world with his superior skills, but just the knowledge that Jacharam could potentially kill him is enough to keep him obedient as a little puppy. Hah!

He wouldn't even need to. Several healers with 5 range are hiding in the throne room, after all. Not to mention Imbue.

Fair point.

Still, if worst comes to worst, he can be lured out of the room to make sure he leaves their range.

Thankfully, we didn't need it.

A 2/3 damage reduction is nice and all but Reese's sister makes everyone's skin as hard as plate armor somehow. Not to mention she has on him specifically.

I guess the reason Reese has both crit immunity and a 100% crit rate is so that he can still take on Chaos if no one else is capable.

That makes sense, actually. Reese is by far the best option if Vritra isn't obtained.

Ah, the beauty that is a well trained Faye.

She wasn't nearly as amazing in my first run!

Well, shit. Guess Kaga hijacked the LP at the last minute.

I think this is the first time you've ever acknowledged my crappy side stories. And it's to tell me that I've become what I swore to destroy. Wonderful.

Anyway, just in case it's not too late, the Gigas Knights in the throne room all have the hidden slow skill. So don't end up thinking they won't move at all. Chances are, you probably just haven't entered their real attack range yet.

It is rather late, I'm afraid. How come the skill doesn't change the visible movement range of enemies, but it did Marcel's?

Also, according to Serenes Forest, Arrowbane Dark Knight also has Slow, but his pal Swordbane Dark Knight does not.

Hey, that's interesting.

 

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 I mean, most of the other NPCs are 1-off bosses or NPCs who show up once if they even exist.

Good point.

Is Merlinus really playable though?

He's shit, but he's there!

I don't think I've seen it (I probably will, some time), you'd think that they could have had something else right?

They could've not gotten married and it would've been good.

And it's not like every support ends in mawidge. It's the majority, but the fact that there's non-marrying pairings makes this one worse.

Fairly certain there isn't a single support between a male and a female that does not have a paired ending, and very few that do not end in marriage. So yeah, I guess you're right, but I'm not happy.

The Linhart/Lysithea chain isn't so bad as I remember it.

Neat.

And once again, the fact that Linhart/Byleth is the best pairing for Byleth I've seen so far and that might not be beaten is telling.

Which Byleth, though? Or both?

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Honestly, I had a solid showing from the guy on the left, he did well keeping them at bay.

Oh, they did a decent job, but it wasn't that great. My units did most of the work.

Also, how did he 1-shot? I still remember the nigh disaster I had when one of the generics moved from the ledge, letting Ike  climb up and try to take out Volug, who saved my run by using Howl and freezing Ike in place.

I used a battle save to savescum a Luna proc. Turns out base Tauroneo one-shots Ike with Luna. So yeah.

I could have ignored their being obvious baddies if Legoland was their capital.

But Barth lives in Elibe, not here!

Fancy or not, that was definitely confusing.

I guess.

Also Faisal could be keeping the fancy clothing for when he ascends the throne, while more plain robes will do for him as prince.

Faisal can keep his underwear when we bury him.

Nah, he had his @Jachardinal account inactive while he was pretending to be Herman.

@The_JACHaram is a shitpost account he lets live to make him seem relatable.

Hahahahahahah... Deepest lore, right here.

I mean Roswick and Reed are still his vassal in jail, much less the rest of the regions that weren't reconquered yet.

If we're going down that route, Bernard technically only has one vassal, because Vanmilion and Vester are both only heirs to Roswick and Reed's domains. But it was more about the sentiment than anything official.

Volcens is too pathetic to fight, he would be indisposed by Sienna.

Would not be surprised, seeing his stats. I know she has 0 stats herself, but she far surpasses him in the hidden awesomeness stat.

I really don't know about that, partly because we don't have a full sense of where Raze is in the rest of Berwick. And it wouldn't have happened if Volcens wasn't a dumbass that shames his father.

His father needed no help to be shamed.

Other than that, yeah, you make a point, but I still like it.

I feel like I might disagree, but the end will come.

It must.

She's carrying all the bags full of stuff alone.

They're empty, though! How hard can it be to carry around four empty cloth bags!?

Because nobody would help because Berwick.

I mean, this being Berwick, you can bet someone would try to kidnap her while her hands are full.

That was the point in fairness, Glados saw Wheatley as so beneath her she didn't think he'd actually do it.

Thankfully for Chell there's some moon goo to escape with because it's still Wheatley.

Ngl boobytrapping the button was ingenious. Glados must've felt really damn stupid that day.

Hmmmm, why do I get the feeling something's going to be an issue?

Those lances sure look sharp.

The lances do look like an issue, but... They're actually not that bad.

So wait, Door+ is plot unlocked.

We bitched about this in how many games, then Berwick just goes "The plot blocks you!"

Yes. That's exactly what happens.

...Well, to be fair though, Theodore wouldn't open the door for anyone he didn't recognize. He and Reese barely spoke, so it makes sense he'd only trust Minas. As for the throne, you may've noticed Chaos has a throne key. Technically speaking, Reese uses that door after Chaos dies. It just isn't dropped as an item.

So there's two keys.

Which you could still softlock yourself with.

Yeah, but at that point it's on you. It's perfectly clear that the remaining rooms are not worth going to. It's not like the final chapter of Thracia, which straight up doesn't give you anything and expects you to have warp staves or thieves or keys from past chapters. Berwick gives you the bare minimum you need to beat the map, and if you waste it, well, that's too bad, man. It's like if you dropped all the weapons of your units in the first chapter and chastised the game for letting you. Sure, you can, but you wouldn't, would you?

Besides, with saves every five turns, even if you waste the key, it's an easily corrected blunder. And don't forget, thieves can open doors for free. This is just insurance in case you don't have any / didn't bring any.

Is there any other keys in Berwick?

Pretty sure these are the only keys in the game.

So Chaos can be beaten with nearly anything, shame Chaos aren't in the game.

I feel like I'm missing a reference here.

Sienna could have wrecked him if she didn't have 0 stats.

She could've killed him emotionally a hundred times over.

This guy can use shields and has none.

It's Padolf. He probably couldn't raise his shield if he wanted.

This guy will also be a joke huh, certainly feels like this shouldn't bother.

His stuff is neat, though. I'll show it in the update, but it's quite nice to capture him (though not imperative.)

Oh that'll be some interesting reveal, what he can actually do..

Wait for it...

Poor Reed, manipulated, thrown in jail twice in a year and threatened with death.

And I have to wonder if he's had a line of dialogue too.

He did, yes.

On 11/18/2020 at 1:42 PM, Saint Rubenio said:
Vod0aufe o

There he is. Duke Reed of Bornia. Sporting one of the nicest beards in the realm.

8avaxokx oFather...? It's me... It's Vester... Don't you recognize me?!

Vkuszlmr oI... I can't... I can't remember... Who are you... Who am... I...? What am I doing here...?

Not the most riveting dialogue you'll ever see, but he did get lines.

Serenia getting 10 uses is a bummer, but I should have seen that coming.

It suffices for this map.

So she buffs ally's defences by a huge amount, boosts hit by so little, then gives Reese +100 crit. That right there is mental, he decided Alm getting it before was not enough.

She's the ultimate support Gotoh. Not that amazing as a combatant, actually, but the +5 defense and +100 crit is wonderful.

First, Her being an important commander could be justified grounds to keep her out of this mission to be fair.

Second, Coddle is not the word I would use.

Well, would you want me to get even more crass than I usually am? Is that it? I need to save up crassness points for all the blood in this update.

Where do these men go?

You mean the huge army in the cutscene that doesn't exist in the gameplay?

I suppose they're busy fighting Reese's offscreen army.

Chaos has been treated with not much respect, this just feels this double garbage bag had been made a joke of.

He hides his face in shame.

Remember when I looked forward to their event?

Uh-oh.

I TAKE IT FUCKING BACK

YOU ACTED LIKE IT'D BE A CUTE CATCH UP, BUT NO, IT'S POTENTIALLY SAVE FUCKING. AND OF COURSE YOU HAVE TO FULFIL BARSELPHON'S FUCKED REQUEST FOR IT.

Technically it is a cute catch up. Since they got their happy ending, they've had some fun times, they've gotten their well-deserved rest, they've taken romantic strolls by the river, and they've infiltrated the Volcycastle (formerly Roswicastle) to steal a legendary sword from a garbage man. Just lover things, y'see.

FUCK BERWICK LET'S GO TO WARHAMMER 40K, HELL THIS COULD BE EVEN MORE DEPRESSING THAN RaD IN THE WRONG CIRCUMSTANCE BECAUSE THIS IS EVEN MORE RELIANT ON SPECIFIC UNITS AND EVENTS

RaD? What was RaD, again?

And don't get so heated, this isn't "save fucking" at all. Reese can handle Chaos. Not as well as Faye, but it is perfectly doable.

A guy who had manipulated and addled his mind to the point he couldn't stand and was going to be executed by, I don't blame Reed.

At least Reed got to speak in this game.

Some real lines, this time.

Duty is confirmed to be more important by Roswick.

This concerns me considering what happened to Bernstol.

Sheesh...

Herman was sus all along.

You and Brightbow both made the same joke.

Sienna's pissed she missed her brother was also the imposter though.

Hwahahahahahaha... Come now.

......

To say that this is the only example of this in FE is one I'm debating and at this late moment I'm not arguing, but how close is it really? Jacharam doesn't change his face from what we've seen, so it could be that he did so permanently beforehand because he wanted to look 1% less bagman, hell it could have been a long con, he was the most competent of the three in the room. I've also mentioned that Gharnef in MotE seems to work better to me, not merely because their actual actions match a lot more than Solon, who's there as a mole to not be directly damaging the knights, especially with the position he as as a Librarian vs. King's Advisor. Hell, Izuka would be more comparable in terms of role.

Solon doesn't accomplish much from within the time period we see, though I am thinking about his interactions and an example of what he could have been is staring me in the face with his trying to lead Claude on to Rhea's true identity with the drawing that Seteth finds, expanding on this kind of action would be nice and even from where he was he could more easily coordinate the ations of TWISTD within the church (leads me to wonder why he so easily revealed himself in Remire and I'm taking that note-

........

You know what, I need to stop being baited,

Yes you do, my friend. Yes you do.

I don't think Tomas is all that well handled regardless and this is just the regular 3H bashing segment anyway.

Of course it is. It's right there, in the disclaimers section of the OP. I'm going to hate people's favorite games for no reason. I'm an asshole, like that.

I mean, this is the guy who gave Gharnef vibes immediately.

He was a no hope case.

True.

It just so happened hope already died in Berwick.

I still have to wonder how Nice Herman looked like. Hmmm...

9yudmvdn o

Eugh. It looks unnatural. Being evil definitely suits him better.

Now is not the time to use that - Professor Oak - quickmeme

Fsss...

Also why are they running on horses indoors?

Uh... Very open corridors?

Honestly the way it reads is kinda weird as a spell in execution gameplay wise. Odd that it's only kinda Windsweep.

It's a weird spell, all in all. And it only exists on that enemy and one of the enemies in the throne room, soooo...

I also do not remember it from TearRing.

It was an AoE spell there. I think we only saw it once or twice.

And with how long range spells are animated it's not as clear that the spell can't work on flying units either, seems to me like it could be more effective.

Well, let's just call it weird and leave it at that.

SHERPA YOU LEG END.

Yes! Whatever it means, I agree with what you said!

Lynette's Galeem all along!

You... You also both made that joke. Hah! Not trying to call you out or anything, I just find it funny.

Oaash4gb o@OTVeria: Also unlike Woodworm this can actually kill

Ugg0cmtj o@RazeCraze: Are you kidding me @OTVeria? Your laser has 10 hits, too few to keep track of! And you know it's Wormwood!

Oaash4gb o@OTVeria: Still blocked @RazeCraze, how did you get that message?

Ugg0cmtj o@RazeCraze: LOL bold of you to assume I don't spend all day reloading your twitter page in a VPN.

Oaash4gb o@OTVeria: Ew.

Ward literally dropped everything just now.

Stresses of war and losing Christine really getting down now.

Not much further now, man...!

100

100

This is not the number I saw coming in Berwick.

He's been critting everything all game long, why not take it one step further?

Amazing all the Sigurd swords are less useful than this is.

Also this still looks cooler, that first shot's particularly neat.

Yeah, I took a good shot there, for once.

Lighting wouldn't need to strike twice if it was like this.

Wouldn't need to either if Perceval didn't miss all the time.

So why is the other part not indoors?

Uh...

I don't fuckin' know, all right? Gameplay mechanics! The game lets me lance things with Adel, and I will not complain!

This sounds like a plan that could backfire.

What else can I do? Fight them? Hah!

Why are there so many lancers here?

Because Kaga is a kind man.

I would watch this Faye Channel.

So would I.

That's a good level there, I wouldn't sneeze at this any time soon.

Buff myrmidon does not disappoint.

*sigh

Berwick, you're trying to piss on me here. Again, do Door keys not exist outside this map?

No, but then again, saves every 5 turns. That, and you can see the entire map outside of the dark room, so you can see there's no reason to go anywhere else. Besides, if it's your first time, you're more likely than not going to bring a thief.

Criticism still invalid, Berwick Saga still 10/10 game

Note to self: Even when Berwick tries to make bullshiting it's design impossible, life, as always, finds a way.

To be fair, I did forget he has Imbue. And all the healers in the throne room. He can outlast Burroughs rather handily. So no, I was wrong. Erase the note.

The offscreen army raising questions twice this chapter.

That they do. It's the only thing they ever seem to do!

See, this is why I think they sent Barselfail themselves.

Well, they are pretty cool. No doubt Minas was already in the middle of conducting an escape plan when Unforgettable happened.

Vantage boost is nice.

Eh, I suppose so.

Sometimes there's joy in the little things.

Derrick is no little thing, though.

....

This is not that description I would use.

Feel free to use even more positive adjectives to describe Derrick's great achievements. I understand I may've fallen rather short.

Dis saddest truth is that no matter what this isn't a killing blow.

Not getting the impact he wanted. The vengeance he wanted.

Well, considering who he is, it's more than I would've expected.

Realising that arrow from the guy with the funny name will kill you:

Conflicted Steve Harvey | Know Your Meme

Hah!

Isn't that kinda Berwick's thing though, that niches are such that no unit's truly easy to replace as they'll have something that another unit can't emulate.

Yes, but I don't need to be reminded of that. Hurts enough as is.

That right there is a true oldie of a meme.

Hence why I had no idea what it says. I discovered it when I was a kid who didn't speak English. For the longest time I thought it was just something along the lines of "AMEFAGENMALAGISHA"

Rsmou4y4 oCharge harder then.

Ckkbd4wm oWasn't this the guy who got captured a year ago? How did I get him as a superior?

Developments. Just... developments.

That's not very wormwoody of the attack.

Pffft!

That brilliant reminds me of someone, but I can't seem to place them.

Does his name start with an M, perchance?

The piling of bodies like this seems like a bad idea.

But I guess if it works......

It seems like a bad idea, but it's 100% foolproof. Funny how that works.

Fear seems an adequate response.

It was, especially now that I know holy wouldn't have saved her.

Well, now you can say your force is non-holy.

Hahah!

At least it's not the worst.

It's not Izerna.

Why does this disappoint so much?

Ward's old.

...Even if he is endgame ready. As he is handily proving in these updates.

It could be useful for those knights in fairness.

Sure.

Also this is literally the end game something like that isn't happening.

You'd be surprised.

One thing is for sure this is a bad Diss ad.

The Disaad puns! Yes! This is exactly I wanted!

Who would win:

Quadding bow Vs. knight lady

Quadding bow Vs. One shiny girl.

That'll be a neverending corridor huh?

More or less. It stops at some point. Not sure if it's just really late into the map or when the throne room is opened.

Least Dissad's finding something fun about it.

Good for him.

Needing it isn't non-negotiable, except when all your other choices are gone.

I'm not saying you're out of those options, but having more than one is nice and at least this is simple.

Fair enough.

Faisal is that terrifying?

I guess he secretly is.

Also how will they get to Zephyrus through Veria?

Maybe it's not so much about getting to Zephyrus, but rather going on the defensive? It's kinda worked for us these past few months, until Volcens decided he was bored of it and sabotaged himself.

Imagine if he could use it, stealing Faye's wishes.

Unfortunately, that is not the case.

Turns out there's a vent that Theo couldn't reach without Minas's help.

Hah! That actually... kinda makes sense.

Vents in the Middle Ages of Anime, though...?

So, she's looking for her honour.

You know what I'm not making the first joke I could think of.

Faye, you're really going to get a kick out of this... Your honor was in my sleeve the whole time!

I'll make the second, which might have been the plan if Cowen wasn't as chill about her using swords.

To be fair, he did send Faramir to keep tabs on her.

Rsmou4y4 oRAZITE RAMPAAAAAGE!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

It's really not Adel O'Clock huh?

Alas, 'twas not to be.

So sad that people keep on making Raze out to care about their petty troubles.

What can you do.

Everyone thinks they're the center of the universe. Poor, poor Raze. It ain't easy to be a god.

I find it strange you gave him so much dialogue, but come to think of it I'd wager that's a missed opportunity, to see bosses come back if they were sold on.

To be fair, how many other bosses did we capture? There was Ozama, who I'd rather forget about; Lyarc, who's probably fighting for Vester, and... Not much else, I think. Besides, I figured there was no better boss to bring back than the fan favorite of the LP. I already did that with Seamus, even though he died.

Break the saddie I guess.

Oof...

Rest in Peace.

Though I feel like the grave looks more peaceful than the end of his days.

Let's not jump to conclusions just yet...

Honestly a lot of it is Vajra.

Also he'd suck in the end games of more than a few titles. Ignoring Vajra.

Can't ignore Vajra, dude. It's half of his character.

Sure, he gets to have a bunch of stuff to make him slow to kill.

The privileges of being the sub-boss.

How awkward for him.

He just doesn't know what menace looms over him... He's a dead man walking.

Single off-switch found to dampen multiple pain centers in the brain

I know, hurts to watch, but...

The Faytal Fury Vs The Chode of Chaos

LESGETREDYTORUMBLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

HELLYEAHAAAAAAAAH!

Still prefer Ike/BK. Sorry.

Why, you little--

Okay, no, but really. It's fine. Ike/BK got more screentime, I can understand liking it better. Heck, I probably would, if I didn't hate the game surrounding it.

That said, c'mon, you can't deny that Ike/BK sucks in RD because it's barely a thing for one map. The reveal of BK's identity was hilariously underwhelming.

FINALLY THE FUCKING BAG IS DEAD.

YES!

I have to say, well see if Chaos's death quote does anything, it's the last chance.

Meh... I don't think so, to be honest.

And this is just a nice image to cap on, let's leave this gif in.

No man. I had exactly three updates to resolve the fanfic squad's plight. I can't waste any of them.

#Berselfailnotbeinginhornyjail

Also, FFS.

I always thought it was kinda weird that his fellow Razites would leave him in prison. So I decided to free him myself, just so I could have fun drawing some more insane faces.

Really used that time in prison to reflect didn't he

To the best of his ability.

Thanks, I hate being reminded of that broken face for Arina.

Can you not? I don't like it either. Even if I was the one who more or less jumpscared you guys with it.

Certainly you can't say his love would be regular, he's right there......

Oh, please...

That's some fucked up family reunion dialogue right there.

The reunion will happen later. Right now they're a bit busy.

Ruebhen was one thing, but this makes him look understandable in comparison.

And that guy's going to massacre half of Navaron.

These two lines are so funny. It says a lot about the Phoneman, doesn't it?

Barselphon's truly forgotten what pressure is, with these arrows being that little of a worry for him.

I mean, he's more or less completely unhinged at this point.

Also, Estie. What nickname would Arran get? Or Elaine's parents, if they were still around and Harriet was navigating how to let them know Elaine was her GF?

Elaine's parents would be Al and Marg, I bet. Arran's too old to get nicknames. I mean, so were they, but Arran's too dignified for nicknames.

Morgan, buttjoke of these LPs.

I won't lie, I've loved writing every single one of his moments.

I'm pretty disappointed I can't use his mug without cutting out of these scenes.

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Here's the whole collection. Thank me later.

...I really have had some fun with this guy's face, haven't I? Fun fact: the first angery face was ready since before the LP started. I used him to experiment with editing Berwick portraits, and decided to keep the face for his return, many months later. If you look closely, you'll notice his eyes are rather similar to my own in that one portrait...

That's a pretty specific definition of control there, he's fallen very far. Does he even have his lands any more?

I would doubt it.

I mean, running would imply Barselphon wouldn't just scream that they went thataway, he's probably too obsessed with them right now.

It's Morgan. Leave it to him to be an idiot even in the middle of his redemption arc.

Of course he's checked out of the situation too.

He's just chillin'.

Barselphon right now.

Everyone else.

Hah! Perfect description.

Right now I'm pretty miffed.

Don't worry about it too much.

Hmm... Well, I hope things get better.

 

On 12/21/2020 at 10:46 AM, Dayni said:

Also, you'd think Chaos would respond to Faye having Vritra, but alas.

He kinda does, when he dies. You'll see.

(I'd edit my post, but it's too big to ever edit.)

No worries.

 

On 12/22/2020 at 5:06 PM, The Roger The Paladin said:

 

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A personal favourite from the run was when I warped Merric, Starlight in hand and Talisman used (so he had the maximum 7 res) in on Gharnef. I had him slay the fake Gharnef with an excalibur crit (it's easy to tell the fakes in FE1, as they have swarm equipped instead of Imhullu, which means they do more damage ironically, but they can be killed by anyone).
Even though Gharnef had his chance to attack Merric, who he could have still damaged for 7 hp (or 21 on a crit), he instead fled in a futile attempt to avoid being killed. I almost felt bad when I cornered him, until he crit in spite of Merric capping luck and I realized that if I'd given the talisman and starlight to Wendell instead of Merric, I'd have lost the fight.

Merric... Better than Wendell? Impossible!

I mean, they did for Lorenz too.. but at least Jiol was similar.

Lorenz was a semi-elaborate edit, though. Michalis was just red Navarre, no questions asked.

Navarre is rather ill-suited by the look, in my opinion. Then again, Michalis looks better in FE11/12 too. Fascinating how some characters original looks stood the test of time (Wrys, Roger, Lorenz, Hardin), and others got a hell of an over-haul. Then there's the middle-ground ones (Marth, Jagen, Cain and Abel look mostly the same for instance, but not to the same degree as Wrys or Roger)

I... would disagree that Cain and Abel look "mostly the same." Cain looks way more badass in DSFE, and Abel loses the dumb bucktooth.

Jagen does look pretty good, though, aside from those weird-ass eyebrows of his that are so perfectly aligned they look like a headband.

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If I'm honest, that's a gross exaggeration of Yamcha's history. If we go over every major fight he had in the series up to the end of Z (that sounds like it'll take longer than it will, especially when I cut non-canon filler), we get:

Kid Goku vs Yamcha round 1: Yamcha Wolf-Fang-Fists Goku, through several stone structures. The first use of a "special" attack in the series. Flashy and impressive... until you realize Goku at this point hasn't went through Roshi's training... and is drastically weakened because he's starving. Goku is then saved because Yamcha freezes up at the sight of Bulma.

Kid Goku  vs Yamcha round 2: Kid Goku, no longer starving, soundly beats Yamcha. In his defense... it was Goku.

Yamcha vs Master Roshi: Yamcha fails to hit Roshi so much as once, and is defeated in a single attack. In his defense... Roshi would win the tournament.

Yamcha vs Invisible Man: Yamcha fares well until Baba starts singing (badly) so he can't hear his foes footfalls. Krillin has the idea to pull down Bulma's tube top so Roshi nosebleeds all over the Invisible man so the viewer can remember this is an anime Yamcha can see him and soundly win.

Yamcha vs Bandages the Mummy: Yamcha initially underestimates Bandages speed due to his bulk. After finding an opening, he manages to knock him off the platform towards the acid. Bandages uses his namesake bandages to swing back onto the platform, beat the tar out of Yamcha, and defeat him. This ends differently depending on the version.
In the anime, Goku saves Yamcha from the acid, whereas in the Manga Yamcha surrenders before being thrown. In his defense, no one had beaten Bandages in canon before according to Roshi.

Yamcha vs Tien: In my opinion, Yamcha's finest moment. Tien, who would beat Goku (by a bit of luck) at the end of the tournament, fights Yamcha in the quarterfinals. Yamcha puts up a solid fight, demonstrates he learned the Kamehameha without being taught it (Roshi took 50 years to learn the technique, and Goku learned it through his natural Saiyan ability to imitate techniques after seeing them once). He even get's a theme song for the fight (Wolf Hurricane, which explains the character pretty well if you can find a translation). Valiant effort aside, Tien's on Goku's level... and consequently defeats Yamcha, breaking his leg and taking him out of action for the King Piccolo saga. I already mentioned Tien would beat Goku in the tournament.

Yamcha vs Kami: If Tien was Yamcha's high point... Kami is his low point. Fighting a man possessed by Kami, Yamcha ends up being given a humiliating defeat involving beating himself up with his own spirit ball attack, and an incident where he messes up a kick and crushes his own "spirit balls", More comic relief than a fight. In his defense, Kami was supposed to be "God" at this point.

Yamcha vs Saibaman: He handily beats up the Saibaman, before letting his guard down and getting blown up when the thing latches on and detonates. Making him the only character in the Vegeta/Nappa incident to be killed by a Saibaman. To add insult to injury, Krillin proceeds to kill three Saibamen in one attack. Krillin. The guy with the most deaths in the series (not counting Super, because I haven't watched it). In his defense, that explosion would have killed any Z-fighter except possibly Goku at the time.

Yamcha vs Android 20: Yamcha is almost killed by the weakest Android in the Android saga and taken out of the fight. Everyone else at least got beat by the stronger ones. In his defense, he was taken by surprise.

Yamcha vs Super Buu: While it's not really shown in the manga, we know that Super Buu killed everyone on the look-out in one minute. Yamcha included. In his defense... the amount of non-Namekian characters who didn't die to some form of Buu can be counted on one hand.

Point is, the guy literally exists to job to whoever the villain of the story arc is... or someone we know is weaker than them, so we know how ridiculously strong they are. Catch is, it worked well with Roshi, Bandages and Tien. After that.. it got stale because we haven't seen Yamcha do well since his leg got broken, barring the Saibaman and the varied non-canon filler. He also served as comic relief, and in the early days, when Goku was ignorant of the world, a means of having a character explain things about this fictional world. Man, imagine if Sherpa was like that.... wait... the Aegina sideplot was hilarious.

A good rundown. They really should've let the guy nab a victory or two at some point. Invisible Man fight doesn't count, because it's disgraced by dumb anime moments, judging by what you say.

Irony being, that'd mean Volcens is a traitor, and believes himself to be a traitor. So when does Volcens order his own execution?

Don't give Herman ideas. He could probably trick Volcens into doing that somehow.

There's years worth of fictional references to it, not to mention the old phrase "Don't drink the Kool-aid". Funny enough, one of those references is a "whatever happened to" segment on Robot Chicken, where Wally (or Waldo) from the Where's Wally books is revealed to have had his career ended when he joined said cult... and died in the incident.

Ahh, good ol' Robot Chicken. I still remember when, as a child who was deeply afraid of the mere sight of blood (hard to believe, I know), I stumbled into their Mario skits. Uh... It was... interesting, to say the least.

Which brings me back to the question you asked that time about why he's Waldo in America. Wally is slang for an "idiot" in the US of A. Notable when you realize there's a Earthbound Beginnings (nee Zero) enemy named that.

Ahhhh, I see...

Yes, but Volcens didn't get rid of Padolf for it. And he trusted Herman to investigate himself.

Good points.

10 defense.... but still only 3 move. Not to mention hammer bonus damage.

Well, to be fair, Volcyboy wouldn't really take that much extra damage from the hammer. In this game, hammer doesn't deal bonus damage, it just hurts armors as if their defense was 0. So yeah, only 10 more.

...Of course, that'd be enough for Axel to leave him with 2 HP, so...

Who said sword lords are designed as a counter to axe users?

This isn't a sword lord, though. He's a sword dick.

Padolf confirmed dumber than Volcens. Bringing a weapon you can't actually use to a fight is definitely the dumbest thing you can do. Unless he's got a real surprise in that bag.
What's in the bag Padolf? What's in the bag?

We'll find out today!

Unless Padolf's going to give him something incredibly underwhelming out of that bag, I get the feeling he's got a surprise up his sleeve. Perhaps even the reason you want Axel.

Hmmm... Well, who knows. We'll see.

Why aren't you friends with Reed? Bully.

We haven't known each other for long! However, I do respect his beard. Quite magnificent. Not as much as Ortmann's, but Ortmann is dead.

I hope to God she never asks him to slap her in sex. That'd be a mess.

Ahh, not to worry. He'd probably be like "but that would hurt! And I would never hurt you, Lynette, I love you!"

...Let's not beat around the bush: their relationship does not have a future.

The best ones apparently.

So it seems.

You know, I think it's  finally dawning on him what's going on. Too little too late.

You think so? Well, I suppose we'll find out more when we inevitably confront him, won't we?

I like how a one of a kind weapon is "rare". Bit of an understatement isn't it?

An understatement though it might be, it is technically the truth. It is, indeed, "rare."

You know, if Herman was a fake the whole time.... and Volcens grew up around a kinder version... it might give him just that glimmer of credibility. I mean, about the same as Xander in Fates falling for his fake dad. He was still obviously evil, but sometimes one is blind to a change in those they're close to.

Fair point. Perhaps that was the intent.

Did I cause this by that joke about him being this LP's Yamcha because they both have scars and he used a DBZ style disappear/reappear?

Well, uh, considering he kinda won... Maybe?

Or mine.

Heh.

When Ward is still performing. Unequipped. In the endgame. After only one level.

And you all laughed when I called him Endgame Beard... Who's laughing now!?

Lot of armors here.

None as epic as Derrick, however.

Faramir never stops being wrong.

He should put it in his resume. "Faramir - swordsman of Izmil, part-time archer, wrong."

Still must look like a porcupine after that.

The wall behind him probably did.

Disaad part is he's already put up a better fight than last time by an infinite margin.

I mean, at least this time he has a weapon.

Still the empire's greatest tactical mind with that legendary double digit IQ.

This sentence implies he's smarter than Jacharam. Think about it for a moment.

When you survive because your strategy is so dumb that it makes you irrelevant to defeating your troops.

Saint Rubenio in a nutshell.

... until you rethink that strategy and attempt to enemy phase in Berwick Saga... as a magic user.

Yeah, I don't think even I would've done something so stupid.

What a Razecist typo.

...Wait, what? Doesn't "jap" mean...?

......

Oh my fucking God, it's "yap." Fuck off, English, seriously! Why the hell are "j" and "y" pronounced the same depending on the word?! How arbitrary is that!?

...Disregard the fact that in Spanish "H" is a useless letter because it literally does not have a sound. I, too, find that completely stupid. Languages are completely stupid.

(This is low even for me)

Don't worry about it. I liked the pun.

This subplot is killing me. I feel like my first song of the LP is just back in full.

When that guy randomly got crippled, I knew I just had to bring Disaad back. It was perfect.

Speaking of songs... the one I wrote for this fight is going to be very out of date isn't it?

Well, I mean...

Saw the gif.

Yeah. 'Fraid so.

Dear lord. It's like when I wrote one for Hyman all over again. Yest another fight where the villain fails to strike the foe that fells him. Well I'm including it anyway.

Please do.

For anyone wondering, I wrote the outline way back when Faye/Ike comparisons began. You know, when Faye wasn't able to enemy phase entire sides of the map or theoretically one-round Chaos.

Yes, I remember. Back then it almost seemed like Faramir's words were sadly correct.

It's loosely based off Juno's lyrical cover of "Unstoppable Destiny" (I'll include a link). Because you know, I took some liberties with the flow because I wanted to squeeze my final song of the LP so full of references it hurt. (see how many you can pick)

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We meet once more upon the battlefield.
One must die for neither one will yield.
Now be prepared and hear my battle cry.
No mercy, clouds of war upon the sky.
Feel the hateful blade of Vajra,
As it ends your vengeful pursuit cross the land.

Desperation waxes.
Our deathmatch wanes.
The League shall fall when Chaos reigns.

What's wrong child, not feeling so robust?
A duel so mild won't sate my battlelust.
You can't hide, you are mine to maim.
Counter, parry, I'll sunder you in twain.
Now your protector cannot save you.
It will take a miracle to survive.

Desperation waxes.
Our deathmatch wanes.
The League shall fall when Chaos reigns.

You think your skills mark you as adept?
We've clashed twice, and you've not harmed me yet.
You've provoked me for the final time.
Forever silenced, punished for your crime.
You think you're an expert immune to menace?
Prove it to me, as we fight to the death.

Original.

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You weren't kidding, it really is clock full of references. It doesn't hurt, though. The combination of both LP titles was brilliant. Also, the protector part gains a whole new meaning given one of Lynette's signature skills. And our deathmatch really did wane, our desperation really did wax. Poor Leon and Arthur...

...Wow, but it really does feel outdated. Well... Okay, let me attempt to justify it: Since their last encounter, Chaos spent some time every day in front of the mirror rehearsing this song, thinking it'd be so easy to beat her that he could afford to toy with her a bit. He's childish enough for something like that.

Then the fight started, he began like "We meet once more--" and suddenly he realized he no longer had any limbs.
 

 

 

On 12/22/2020 at 11:23 PM, Dayni said:

Well, I missed that one.

Looks like you did. I think you missed it while quoting, too, because the quote is empty.

Weird that Bernard would immediately turn around, but with an army coming to Navaron I could see it making sense to so Volcens regardless.

I guess it is rather weird.

 

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Last time, Buff Myrmidon achieved buffest state. Today, we watch the man die.

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I like his death quote. He's so pathetic, so pitiful. In the end, the mighty Chaos was nothing more than a little coward with delusions of grandeur. So long, sucker.

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If she could get a good level on top of that magnificent show...

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You know what? Sure. This is fine. At this point she's set for life.

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If Faye kills Chaos, she picks up the Vajra. Unfortunately, she doesn't get to akimbo wield the legendaries of the game. It just goes in Reese's pocket, alongside Lynette's seven letters, Jonathan's portrait and...

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The means to reach the Wonderful Three! Hope you're ready, Volcyboy, because we're coming!

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Intent on avenging his master, this other faceless attempts to slash at Faye.

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He is... unsuccessful.

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Profoundly unsuccessful.

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His pal-- Waaah! His pal fares better, actually...!

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Thankfully, Owen is on the case!

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He still has a couple of uses in reserve.

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Oh, please... Paramythis is determined to not let me record her dodge into a gif.

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You know what's funny? If he crits, gets the full 20 damage, and Ruby fails to use her shield, Ruby takes exactly enough damage to die.

Just a thought.

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Thankfully, that didn't happen, so Ruby gets to whack the guy with her pencil-spear for 1 damage.

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Riveting combat.

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We get rid of these two guys, and we can start preparations for the throne room.

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Our Bond is so much fun. What a shame it's a Gotoh skill. Then again, if it wasn't it'd break the game in half.

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Lynette gets us started on the other dude. Who will finish?

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Hnhlhojb oI didn't know you had it in you to be so introspective, Disaad!

Rsmou4y4 oThank you...

Hnhlhojb oIt was not a compliment. I really didn't think you were intelligent enough for it.

Rsmou4y4 o......

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With this fellow's death, we'll get a breather from the reinforcements.

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There we go. May not look like a full kill, but it very much is. Way to go, Sherpa.

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Heal.

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You know, I have to wonder how this works, in universe. Fairly certain that castle's supposed to have a ceiling and walls that reach it. So how come Burroughs's bolts can phase through it all?

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Rsmou4y4 oOh...! I should keep running before I'm shot down! I'll have time to wallow in despair later!

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Sherlock blows a dude's head off...

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...And Perceval-- Missival, I'm sorry, does his thing.

Urgh.

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It's up to Axel to

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WHOA WHOA WHOA! I almost fell for it!

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Well, then. Let them eat cake. His head will roll alongside the rest soon enough.

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ASSASSIN! HELP!

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He has Obsfuscate, naturally, so I can't even see his movement range.

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You better die, now. Thankfully, Buff Myrmidon is lightning fast. It is impossible to Vantage her!

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The power of Sunder. Not that it was needed, but extra flair is always appreciated.

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Another level? Sheesh, these fools are valuable!

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Hwahahahahahahah... Now she can one-round Chaos without crits. Y'know, if he were still alive.

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Ahh, finally! She's in a dodgy mood. Let's have a gif, then. Why not?

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Look at her! Such skill! Such grace in her step! The gif's rather crappy, the ingame animation is slightly slower, but still. I love this woman's dismounted animations. They're wonderful.

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More garbage bag slaughtering.

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Well, it's all right.

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Ah! AH! AXEL! AXEL NO!

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Let's focus on a nicer sight. Ahhhh... Look at that. It's perfect.

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HURR DURR LET'S BREAK THE PERFECT WALL BECAUSE WE HAVE TO GET NEXT TO THE ARCHER SO PARAMYTHIS DOESN'T GET HURT AS MUCH

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Well, that was a waste of time.

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I was dedicated to this extremely stupid idea, though, so Paramythis leaves to allow...

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Well, first, this healer ruins the plan.

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Sigh... I miss Sylvis and her mithril arrows.

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At least Sherlock can compensate by firing twice.

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Uhhh, shiny!

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Good.

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Sherlock, Derrick and Owen tanking. That's going to end well.

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Why the hell did I do that, seriously... I mean, to be fair, Paramythis couldn't stay there forever, she'll be needed in the throne room, but... Oh my God what a stupid fucking idea that was. We don't even benefit from it, because the archer can still attack the other members of the wall!

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Okay, it's new turn time. First step, Axel needs to run. See if you can spot the problem.

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Well, for starters, Derrick doesn't have a shield for some godforsaken reason.

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Ah! What!?

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Oh, curse you! Damnable priest...

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Perish!

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So uh, yeah. This is the problem.

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Oh my God... That was almost the end of that. Almost.

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How dare you hurt Reese's sister! You will die for that!

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You know, when Reese is done almost dying as well.

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Oohhh, God... That one's gonna sting for a while.

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If you can't tell, this is Derrick equipping a shield. Why he didn't have one to begin with, I don't know.

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Goodbye, assassin. I'd say farewell, but I'd be lying.

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This is nice and all, but here's the thing: This isn't the end. More assassins will continue to come out of those stairs until we put a unit on them. We better hurry... I don't want to spend the rest of the map getting assassins tossed my way every couple of turns.

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Rsmou4y4 o...Haah... Haah... I'm... a-almost there... just a bit further, and... haah... haah...

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Man, what a mess... Thank goodness for fortify.

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Saphira gives Reese some extra help.

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All right, then. Let's get this dude next.

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Just...

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Like so.

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Oh look, a new friend. What say you we give him a...

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Warm welcome.

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Pallas Leia accuracy. Perfect level, as far as I'm concerned.

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Time for some more adjustments to the wall. Sherlock is replaced by Ruby.

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Dunno why I did this, to be honest.

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Owen is replaced by Sherpa.

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Turn 20. Man, remember when we had to have Owen run away at this point? Good thing it's no longer the case.

Pis8zuij oPvwyfgzu o

Ruby's random point of magic keeps her from getting two-shot by swarm. I mean, sure.

Oltym3jg o

Keep trying. You'll have to stop shooting at some point. Arrows don't last forever.

Lwiq6wu2 o

Ohhh, come on! What a load of bull. It was supposed to be over!

Gfevn7qk o

Sigh...

Rpbofuvk o

Once more into the breach.

1u8nlqaw o

Rsmou4y4 o...Huff... Hwaah... Ahh, but... What am I running for...? What will I... achieve...? What more can I do with myself...? Ahh, cruel fate... That I might live, only to realize... just how deep my own inadequacy runs...!

V33iqxnf o

Before we open the throne room, I want Burroughs in position. He has one more vital role to play in this map.

Q828aia7 oKne8zel0 o

Adel and Perceval will assist Enid in the defense of the entrance. Until I change my mind, in two turns no doubt.

Rloamd1a oBmzybbgv oVhmdnkog o

Lynette is topped off by the Witch.

Z5vmndao o

I don't mind this.

Xo1rbull o

ASSASSIN, HELP! 2: Electric Boogaloo.

7pjlmxln o

Well, to be fair, I knew this would happen, hence why I had Ward guard Sherlock.

In retrospect... It wasn't my brightest idea.

F0vfx5w2 o8n4idsfz o

Derrick...!

Izxwkzi1 oCwfstywb o

Ruby...!

0rzbj33p o

Ahhh, gosh darn it...

Vxekyzoh oFblfyrnp oGbjauihg o

Eat shit and die, if you please.

1txmj2wt o

Fine.

1izqrqjj o33w9ovyz o

Aaaaand goddamnit.

B6mstc3w oRztobexg o

Bleh...

L1xyhmty o

Well, that was a really stupid mistake, but you know what? If this is the only death in the map, I'll be satisfied. I've suffered enough.

Reset time!

Rsmou4y4 oHuhh...!? Wait... What just happened?! I-I could've sworn I was standing over there just a moment ago! Did we... Did we go back in time...!? No...

0k27t7ev o

Rsmou4y4 oI-I have to get outta here!

Oh look, the crippled guy managed to escape this time. Good for him.

Qul57hzz o

This time, we'll do better.

Yhcoztns o

Go on. Crit that, you bastard.

Fanng0et oX1dtz3ep o

I wasn't talking to you, Reese, but I'm still glad you did it.

Pgbwsgpj oSw6yaqie o

Pretty good!

Zu5zwpzr oWmrrldoi o

Can't let Derrick die! Damn... He's poisoned, too...

4dxnfjmm o

Fsss.

Atx0bhrr o

Go!

Wi4lkzmp oXf3e2p8u o

Healing for Lynette.

Eebfzrkq o

Yeah, you don't worry. We'll get to you in a moment.

Pytae4qh oBtdnrvgj o

See? You just had to be patient. Still, I appreciate that you walked yourself to us. Thanks!

O2v4djkk oV5kgtski o

More reinforcement violence.

1wunqt5i oG7ozzgcu o

As well as more Pallas Leia action!

Poyzupdd o

Cute.

1yoavrzj o

This is not optimal, but Lynette and Reese are the only ones close, so they'll take the stairs. I'll have replacements ready for turn 25.

Xklturt5 o

Oh, God... I didn't screenshot it, but Derrick took mighty damage from poison. I hope...

Drltgvm4 o

Oh no. OH NO. NO! DERRICK! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRGGGGGHHHH!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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8grgdu0m o

G-Guuuuhhh... Oh my God that was too close.

E44twbho o

Oh, it's over, thank the Lord.

Meoilxpy oYou're welcome?

No, not you... Ahh, who cares. Derrick is alive. That's all I care about at the moment.

Yef7yenk o9jbd7hdn o

Owen, please. Don't let your compatriot die. He hasn't fulfilled his destiny yet...

4xqp3psq o8acn0umf o

HAH! Piece of trash. Outclassed!

Q3mbur0o o

This should be a war crime. It's annoying. Disregard the multiple child soldiers in our employ, up to and including the leader. That's not annoying, so it's not a war crime.

Ipxs5nxf o

Adel is kinda overextending. He's so far back into the enemy lines, it's not even funny.

Tiw5j0pl oIk7ksbxx o

...Okay, time to pull back.

Yyo52kaw o

All right, there we go. The threatening reinforcements are no more.

...Man, it must suck to be those two swordmasters. Ballista bolts out of nowhere killed the priests they were protecting, and even if we wanted, we can't bring the fight to them. So they're just going to sit there, twiddling their thumbs, until we win.

5nuvv9yn o

Anyway.

We3agobw oOe5mpwrm o9qvm2ojw o

Even in the new patch, detoxify's battle text is broken. Can't say I blame Aethin, though. He let me in on how these bits of battle text work, and let me tell you, it's hell to fix stupidity like this.

I seriously wonder if I'm the first person to have ever used this orb. Twice in one run, even.

Loebts3u o

Adel returns to the team. I'm not entirely sure what to do with these dudes. On the one hand, I want Enid up there, but on the other hand, I also need people to cover our rear...

Dhc10vxe oQphxb8ma o

You!

Xd7uvq6z o

Ooooooogh...

Lh3u3bar o

In brighter news, Burroughs is in position. He now covers the important area.

Zvnel8fh oTzehppom o

Healing for Ward.

Udmb5iim o

Meh.

Dnnn3epb oSvtf0myk o

The time for dark mending has passed. Paramythis needs help, so Owen picks up the spare pacify orb and converts back into garbage bagless state.

2w47nhol oGzdirkvp oSacg3qhd o

Enid does the thing.

Viodrkub o8lrsrjc6 o

Oh wow. The game didn't like the text stack. Well, good news for me, it means we get to save an awaken use.

Tkpfz2ze o

That was not a bright idea.

Sajjwcab oR1lygnlv o

Pffft!

H9nddn6d o6txoa5vh o

I should probably just let Adel go back to the throne room's entrance, but this is just... so much fun...

Nolrvwsd o

Goddamnit!

Ikyxqjkb oMrquwa4l o

Perceval and Saphira, you're up. Pretty sure these guys no longer spawn after the throne room is opened, but in an Ironman run I'll take no chances.

Ctsn7krm o6jwxa9f1 o

If you noticed, Owen also picked up fortify from Paramythis. I think he's a bit better with it, so yeah.

4lg7ga92 o

Paramythis does the thing.

9b5nw1ve o

All right... turn 25.

En6j2nx4 o

The time has come.

9qwnvthg o

The boss theme plays in a conversation again.

Incidentally, I haven't hyped it up as much as the others, but this right here is another one of my favorite scenes in the whole game. So yeah.

Bpmxofbr o
 
Wmyszezc o
 
Enwevmv2 o

I don't think I like the look of this...!

C0lqefch o
 
Imtxj9ni o

Jhvoux35 o We have run out of options. We must dispose of her, Your Majesty.

Lgjkwhcy o Oh, c'mon... What's that supposed to accomplish!? I mean, it would benefit Raze a lot to kill off Sienna before we can retake the throne room, but Volcyboy gains nothing! And even so he'll allow it, I'm sure!

2xdxkwpj oWhat?! You will do no such thing! Sienna is the princess of Veria!

Jhvoux35 o If she has become our enemy, she must be dealt with swiftly before more harm can be done...

2xdxkwpj oDon't be ridiculous, Herman! No matter what Sienna has done, she will always be my sister.

Cf8ofwwv o

Oh my God he grew a spine. I almost can't believe my eyes.

Jhvoux35 o ...If you will not obey, then you must die as well.

2xdxkwpj oW-What?! Herman, what are you...?

Hzjluotv o
 
Ovafgyol o

You sure that's the right theme to play at this moment, Berwick Saga?

62ajcnlz oYou have danced well for me until now, my puppet. Mordias must be rolling in his grave, having such an imbecile for a son...

2xdxkwpj oYou... You planned this...? I've been played for a fool...?

Lgjkwhcy oYes, Volcens. I'm afraid so. What are you going to do now? Bow down and swear allegiance to Raze at last?

Tmfatued oAll edits by me, as per usual

Grvwf6nt o

 

 

 

Wx5rntnj o

...Well... I can't believe I'm saying this, but...

C'mon, Volcens! You can do it! Kick his ass!

Gvtqcs2n o8uge9hgd o

...Uh...

6y3m4h1d oZ7hfauec o

I mean, he's trying...

Qyb1bpzx o

...Oohh, fiddlesticks.

Gmj3bacu o

 

 

 

1ocat1ps o

Music.

Sq6cwgrn o

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J8wiadya o

...And that's it. That's the end of Volcens. You know how I've said in the past that Volcens is one of my favorite characters in this game? A big part of that is this scene.

I'm not sure how many of you will agree with me here, but... After eagerly awaiting his death all game long, after hoping for as gruesome an end for him as possible, after even cheering Herman on to put the garbage bag on and blast his ass to smithereens... In the end, I pitied him. His final words made me realize this: Volcens was self-centered, petty, jealous and paranoid - but he was not evil. Deep down in his heart, I think he truly loved his homeland. But he was too flawed a man to be fit to rule, too clouded by his own inmaturity to focus on what truly matters... And, of course, Jacharam took advantage of this, and manipulated him into an even worse monarch than he would've been to begin with.

I think what really gets to me is that, as he lays dying, he realizes the full extent of his mistakes. It dawns on him that he truly is the reason for everything bad that has happened in this story. He finally sees just how much suffering and pain he's responsible for. And it destroys him. He doesn't even get a chance to atone for his actions. He only has enough time to admit his failures and meekly apologize to the last person to still care about him, before he passes away, broken, devastated and filled with regret.

What a horrendously tragic ending for this absolute trainwreck of a person. I love it. I hate it. I love it because it's so well done. I hate it because... Damnit, I wanted to be satisfied when Volcens finally kicked the bucket. Instead, I felt for him. I almost couldn't believe it, the first time around. But I felt for him.

Volcens... You may not deserve it, but... We'll avenge you. Rest easy about that!

4aymwta7 o

62ajcnlz oTake the princess and have her executed along with the other two prisoners.

Lgjkwhcy o Okay, so uh... Not to ruin the mood, but... Why don't you do the same to her that you did to her brother, right here and now? Tsk, tsk, Jachie-boy. Hoarding is a pitfall. Especially in cutscenes, where weapon durability doesn't seem to be consumed.

62ajcnlz oAt last, the Kingdom of Veria will be destroyed, and the Raze Empire will dominate this world! With this, my position as the next pope will be secured. Nothing will be outside my grasp!

4rihumxh o
 
E4tgdwdy o

62ajcnlz oExcellent. Let us end this here. We will show these Verian worms what it means to fear the Empire.

Jtglckpt o

Hahahahah! Oh yeah, Padolf. I love Padolf in this chapter, seriously. The guy just watched his king die, and his natural reaction is utter confusion to the point of asking the murderer what he's supposed to do with himself. Amazing.

62ajcnlz oIf you do not want to be killed along with the rest, you will pledge your loyalty to me and fight for us.

Hxq4hdqj oY-Yes, I understand... I swear to serve you, Cardinal... G-Glory to the Raze Empire!

Pqizp8su o

Off he goes... Not sure what he intends to accomplish with his estoc that he's too underleveled to use, but more power to him, I guess.

Sycyuch8 o
 
3prlx16w o

The four priests that have been pestering us all map vanish. They are replaced with a very fun formation.

Qszn1ika o

Don't worry about this assassin. We can't see his inventory, but he does not have an assassin knife. Sienna, Roswick and Reed will last for a good while against him.

3zxs1rqn oGeh heh heh... You're gonna be beggin' for death by the time I'm through with you!

Kplsvq3h o
 
Vdpraj96 o

Reed and Roswick will serve as meatshields for Sienna. Their deaths lead to game overs all the same, but it's still nice that they're covering her. Their HP bars are way longer.

1mqwvavx oYjayy9il o

Not that it should matter, if I get my way.

Yes, that's a wormwood priest. Fun, right? Give me a minute, and I'll show you what we're dealing with.

03ug9nqm o

Pfft! You're weak, you weakling! Best Grandpa won't fall so easily!

So... The new enemies. We've got such fun things as...

Vbvyjkku o

Kishar's Wrath guy nº 2.

Hsgvbyxx oN2i5vx2r o

Two wormwoods.

C0ih6gaa o

Another sleep asshole. I say "another" because this is clearly not the old one, his orb is at full durability.

Hmrleeqf o

Gigas knights with Battle Cry.

Tkcck9po oDarflft0 o

A whole row of archers and crossbowmen with Overwatch.

Xnjvfinu o0f7ejzdq o

Jesus Christ, Jacharam...!

1hrezkjn o

And then... The man himself.

Ycq9uzy7 oYwoy831e oZ8o7frwf o

He's... underwhelming. I've often seen him compared to Veld, and I think there's some truth to that. Jacharam can be dangerous if you let him fight. He's powerful enuogh to murder half our army in one blow, and with the dark ring, few people can hurt him. Arrowbane makes him Burroughs-proof, and good thing too, because otherwise he'd be the best option by far.

However, Jacharam lacks Counter, and that's terrible, because it makes him cripplingly vulnerable to Our Bond. Reese with Gram will take this guy down in no time. He can also be silenced, which turns him into a sitting duck. He does have an anima orb, but it's a 1-2 range orb, so you can go in with 0 range attacks and he can't re-equip it instantly. Funny loophole of Prepared.

But by far the worst part about Jacharam is getting to him. Surrounded as he is by powerful defenders, he can easily pester us with his berserk orb for days on end. This is the reason I crafted that pacify orb at the last minute - if Owen/Paramythis got berserked and I had no way to cure them, things would get out of hand really fast. Of course, I'd love to advance at my own pace here, but our friends are in danger. If I take too long, the executioner will kill them... Right?

Jejvw095 o

Well, no. You see, the executioner has Arrowbane. However, that still means a 33% chance to get hit, and he instantly dies to Burroughs. This is how I dealt with him in all my past runs, and it's how I'll deal with him now: I'll just fire bolts at him until he dies. We just need one hit, so it's not too bad. Eventually it will happen. Then we can take as much time as we want!

Efmrnmzr o

Oh yeah?

2ys09to2 o23r8qtzm o

Hahahahahahah! First try! Unbelievable! Arrowbane who?! Bwahah!

Gabgdti9 o

This is actually amazing. We get to use Burroughs for other things now.

Rgqpnewa oWnibfrko o

You have done a good job, Burroughs. I am quite proud.

3lihhclg o

Oh, I almost forgot!

Sp2dh8vu o

Ah, Padolf. Padolf, Padolf, Padolf. He can barely fight, and he has the ol' Weakness skill. He also has a bag full of neat stuff that would be nice to have, but it's not imperative to capture him. Honestly, I'd like to nab him simply because he's funny.

Zddf71vh oVq2rmskg o

Let us begin. First, Ward is cured of all that ails him.

Qfz91ysv o

Faye will do some frontlining.

4428qgs7 oRy0q82gv o

Adel Adels a dude.

Yeqggnwf o

Enid hurries to reunite with the team. Adel will suffice for what enemies remain in the south.

Igxlbzwx o

Goodness, that Dark Master just refuses to move... In fact, everyone's staying put except for Padolf. How courageous of him.

13if21pe o

Ah, there we go.

...Oh God, OH GOD OH GOD THAT WAS A TERRIBLE IDEA!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ayezy4dw oMafrn8ya oNfgkaybq o

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAnever mind, she's good. How could I doubt Buff Myrmidon? Pfhah!

Bj6mu5oi oA1w9hr6s oRjgg4mhr oInzbfnh8 o

Goodness, this girl is just incredible!

Emnyuxyj oXurxgk35 o

Ward took a mighty blow from poison. That's okay.

Cslaqt64 o

I shall--

Mxvmueta o

WHOA, WHOA, WHOA I almost fell for it! Again!

Hf0cozib o

Hmmm...

2iilrmoy o

Okay, so here's the deal. Reese will attack this fool. With any luck, I'll have time to bring someone else closer to distract Padolf. Believe it or not, in spite of his nonexistent combat prowess, he's aggressive. If he moves too soon, well... I still have hope. He can't even scratch Reese, and I doubt he even has a chance to hit Faye. Most likely he'll just ignore both.

E0oirpib oSgtmi48l o

Very well.

3mdfzn3e oPf2ftwtj o

Bleh.

Jrihs76a o

Wha... Padolf!

Z40bevnl o

Padolf, no! You absolute moron, you just committed suicide!

Rv26pgt7 o

Hahahahah... I love this idiot's battle quote. Not gonna lie, in my first run I fully intended to murder him, but then I read this line and it made me laugh so much that I changed my mind and spared him. He deserves to rot in jail for the rest of his life, but honestly, he's not cunning or powerful enough to be a real threat. He does not need to die.

5ye8emik oRxtvw0u4 o

Oh, impressive! He actually managed to swing it! No second swing for him, though, because he's too underleveled. Now... we know how Faye is, but if she doesn't crit or proc Adept, he'll just barely survive.

Optctlhx o

Yes...

Fjf7xddh oE0cncelv o

Aaaaaand there we go. Faye couldn't resist.

Qxhcndp0 o

Well, I mean... Nobody's going to cry over your corpse. Just a shame about the bag, but we'll be fine.

Eazz2cf9 oPs9frjod o

I'd like to preserve Burroughs, but at this point his main objective is done. If he's crippled, it doesn't matter.

Sfu2tvqk oVevbwbkr o

Nevertheless, let's keep him healthy. He's earned it.

Pi7g7m5u o

Awesome!

Tcsapikz oO9asa5s7 o

Burroughs advances, and gets ready to help with the final push.

Gcsh85lo o

I should mention that these dudes have this. It makes them less absurdly tanky than usual, but it also makes it so they can't be one-shot by Pallas Leia. Good for them.

Wtmgeqxz o7oa9jqhp o

There goes his crying.

Sltaccge o

Really?

Qcco1cbq oJtfftsl1 o

I'm not entirely sure why I'm trying to preserve the Gram this late into the game. Insurance, I guess. Gram Reese is the best option against Jacharam. Though, I do have different plans...

Uqfwmlpk o

Okay! Let's do this.

Acavjsvl o

Before I forget. I think this is the final enemy back here.

P2jtqic1 oL1d0lp6v o

Put an end to this charade, Adel!

0fgie32k o

...Wha... The gigas knight didn't move? No, but I know for a fact that they move!

Gtutthhp o

Okay, new idea.

Fft604si o

First, cancel out this guy's Overwatch.

Z3obwmhe o

Hah.

Fzh9mmaw oKyx0okt7 o6f0rm6uw o

...And this one, too.

Moeuyc4x o

Too little, too late, Razenhorn.

B20lt32q o

This is the new idea: Reese is going to veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery slowly advance until the gigas knights make up their minds to attack.

It4rfeva o

Oh, what!?

Vrq3whsg oJiazpnxi o

Reese! Oh, that was low, that bastard aim for his crotch! Thank goodness for the Vollenden!

Hodd1pnt o

Perish for your mistakes-- Uhhhhh...

5n7h5hoi o

What the hell was that, Reese!?

Vbxuruwo o

Oh, just in case the gigas knight gets any funny ideas, let's guard Lynette.

K3olzb69 o

Baah... At least the crossbowman didn't shoot Reese again.

Qikjmhcc oW8eiqg4a o

Sigh...

Gaejrtsp oS7rtph6d o

Well, I guess two can play at that game.

2oxyiyxi o

Ah, here we are.

Szv8p1kl o

Reese can take that, and even if he's hit, he'll still return one mighty blow thanks to Our Bond.

Tq4r2iuv oJafujq4l o

Oof...

Uvv0wrr8 o1czgtqcn oKtolxz7m o

Very nice.

Hvvkwjzd o

And now give him some more.

M2z0bnya oKifq8ulo oR1fstr0l o3plpayk4 o

Almost gone.

Ngzuqwdz o

Noooooooooo, don't do that. It's bad for your honor to run.

Fi2fxaqk o

Fuck off...!

Ugjiuuhg o

Okay, that's not good.

10xc5k6u o

Sherlock, succeed where Reese failed. Please.

Wqbzyqs3 oS6izlqds oWgumef2d oOwogxqmg o

Once more, the triple-fire bow proves its usefulness.

H5ns8ucf oOukcngdu o

Back to work on this one.

Epioqfdi o

Adel, his work all done, hurries back to the team.

Wvycrqvs oExpr5dlh o

Another member of the Overwatch wall goes down.

Esel5nz4 o0az27uct o

A round of healing for everyone.

Phrxpam2 o5cstye1x o

Our girls are safe once more.

F3izdbht o

These guys aren't moving either. I guess they all require that you get closer? How curious. Of course, I now know why this is, thanks to Brightbow's explanation, but... It doesn't explain why their movement range is displayed as if they still had their full movement!

4selgfn8 o

Anyway.

Gcr96h0f o

Burroughs begins to charge up. What for? Just you wait...

K8vs5caf o

DEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICK...!

Zqtheyiz oYa7pj9sm o

Ooohh, now you've done it! You're screwed!

Mi5dngpb oLg48h2sl oGuugebjo o7ocvr0re o

Holy shit!

Dmz35dfg oSkaygwia o

And with that, it's finished.

Wyi6sn8q o3qnjl1sd o

One down, two to go. Also, Reese has finally surpassed Ward in levels. Truly a riveting achievement.

Blka0ybp o

Sheesh...

4xmhytrn oE7hn311p o

Back up, Ward. We're not done just yet!

I8cnavmi o

I had an idea here. Adel can Vantage the Gigas knights with the wind spear...!

I'm... glad I decided not to carry through with this idea. Completely forgot the djinn ring...

Ai3zbeed o

Another cry.

N2grbeeh o2sxfs2aw oOhxkxao1 oRgke63bu o

Eyyy! Next turn, he can be finished.

Gfwbhlwh o

Okay! Couple of Battle Cries has made Burroughs able to one-shot another one of these guys. Soon, we'll be able to go on the offensive.

N8x62ba1 o

But first, we must finish this guy. This guy can be healed. The other guy will be beyond saving after Burroughs is done with him.

Vpayezwu oRvwmhmn2 o

Like so.

Iuskwh1s oHrnizbgx o

Don't stop! Another one!

Aonu4djy oVsk4tjmd o

Pfffft!

Jeppjadf o7as4bmlj oKhddt7fg o

We're making good progress. Let's keep it up!

Yafprtff o

Derrick patches himself up. No reason to do so, but I hate to see my boy hurt.

Eq3brx52 o

Ergh... Not sure why I did this. Even if the gigas knight somehow walks in Sherlock's range, he won't be able to damage him.

Gs8z8gqu o

Oh, goodness... That's a bit too much...!

Rlxgjqei oGnm3dtob oTfsj1xnr o

But not quite enough!

84unq49c o

Hammer time.

3c8kx4rr oWpaaznxl o

Hwahahahahahah!

Gcpnssfa oVdfczqxb o

No seriously, what's with this map and speed levels?

4cfp8rw1 o

Okay, now run back, Axel. Can't let you take a 50 might whack.

Cfwuxnce oT7kiynvo o

Oh, dear... It has started.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Zaiyvbb7 oWowp6m9q oTidt4cjl o

Thankfully, we came prepared.

L9wufpiq oCzvjqd7w o

Yes, you guys keep attacking the dudes who won't move. Ignore the team currently ten meters away from your throat.

2xeopy91 o

Healing for Reese, in preparation for the final knight.

Xgbizjh0 o

Hah!

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Oof! Hey, I was serious! You should ignore these guys.

0vsq7c3x o

Before we continue moving forward, let's flag up this fellow's range. It's not something I want to fight alongside a buffed-up gigas knight.

Vkrqaz9m oQuimx4ym o

One more time.

Jdwjpfvb o

You know, I just realized Reese just about gets murdered if he fails to shield up.

Onelctsx o0hycrnth o

Good work, me. Sure am glad the RNGoddess has decided to cut me some slack for this map.

1zspluq1 oOhaiyrmg o

Okay, and now...

Fzuchg4z o

For the finisher!

T4xjf79k oAv0tgkvu o

That's what I like to see! We're on the home stretch now!

Db0ggyhv oTpdejbti o

This level would be wonderful on another unit. For Enid? She's sidestepped the stats she needs. Not that she needs anything, I mean, not many enemies left in the game.

2433jesi o

Fortify.

F6qxoerq oY35bqrrw o

Oh yeah?

9van4vhe o

How about no?

Synl5li8 o

Oh, shit!

Fcbck4a2 o

Okay, good, she dodged.

P9392tmd o

Burroughs has stepped inside the throne room. Now he can shoot down some healers.

Wouftein o

Only things left to do before we charge at Jacharam and his brethren are to rid ourselves of this guy and the dark master.

Rua2xe1t oNjvgcz2k o

Excellent.

Uluhzrs6 o

That will not save you.

R6180krq oNbzstnib o

See?

Fcvgovld oHncskkpa o

Cute level.

Iap1rqwu o

Again with Enid? Sheesh, Jach.

Xekd2ir4 o

I mean, it's a pretty good choice. Pallas Leia could one-shot half the army. But we won't let it happen.

Jvxeohny o

They are trying to wormwood Saphira now. Okay, sure...

4zhzrqpy o

Ohohohoho... Let's begin.

76hfdrgl oQclavyzl o

Bye, wormwood 1!

Gsktucca o

Hello, wormwood 2.

Yes04wli o

Reese will confront the dark master.

9w77sej8 oGtrfe6kh o

That's but a scratch, Burroughs.

S8bwcwti oXruzuewj o

Hmph...

Zcby9ska o6ttgwgly o

Nope.

8zyzwtq7 oIwxljauv o

Oh, c'mon.

I5xqhrlg oKllwgidi o

Well, then. I don't think this can kill, but it will leave him really, really low.

Roow7lfk oT2xqyfha o

Four. Good. That will do.

3rnxuo5s o

Ohh, goodness... Very tempting, but Adel dying this close to the throne would be the most depressing thing ever.

Lwj3jzef o

Oh my God. Oh, please, no. 4% chance to lose one unit. With my luck, it'll probably be Owen, too. Oh, no... Oh, my... Oh, Lynette, you better not fail...!

H91klnzz o

Gulp...!

5oqw5bo9 o

Gaaahaaaaah... Oh, that was too close...

Qgjklnsp oXmmehlp3 o

Of course, she wasn't about to miss out on the speedy party.

Jgrjbqqu oH7nd3k7s o

Here it is. The reason I got myself two pacify orbs.

Gf4iqvzq o4cv0ajzo o

Settle down, man. This isn't Urbanus's curse. Much more easily cured.

Ku495bch o89mahi9h o

Oh, hahah! How perfect. Burroughs has exactly one good arrow and one use of his ballista left.

Ezzgqpvu o

Let's look for something he can down in one hit... Ah, that will work.

Wawxno5g o

I think it's wormwood guy two.

Fxhwdpyj oGmev7o01 o

I could have Saphira walk to him and give him the old bronze ballista (yes, she's still lugging that thing around), but it won't be necessary. Burroughs has served us well. Rest now, and let the others finish this battle.

Oxkivlw9 o

Speaking of Saphira...

Lijndtyq o

Heheheh... Now is the time! Chaaaaargeeeee!

N5veygkc o7dsyju85 oDf9guzqg oKlaaopq3 o

One-two takes care of one...

Q4ekfo2b oZqkv9yb9 oMk4oukyn o

Pallas Leia does in the second...

1mltlwkk o

Oh, but she must quickly leave before Jacharam earthblazes her.

Gpicy1yc o

This is Jacharam. Like I said, in a fair fight he can be really scary. Just a shame that he has such huge weaknesses.

B7s7g8qj oHmmongds o

Triple-shot downs yet another one, and soon Jacharam is left with but one helper.

Bxq77nlo o

Sigh... but what a helper it is. Yes, silence has ran out already.

Ggxowni3 o

Well, I'm not that worried. Sherlock actually survives a tumahanning.

7ayxw7ru o

Jacharam understands this, and attempts to take over sister-in-heat's mind instead.

P6jh8euf oNh3cpgbc o

We can do this all day. In fact, between Owen and Paramythis, we have enough pacify uses to outlast his orb. But we probably won't need to resort to that.

Erstzk2n oAdlwdxq9 o

Last guy!

Loriwy4o oJrifj9uv o

Irrelevant at this point. Enid will not fight another battle.

Pjunawy7 oExldj78m o

Wake up, dude.

Ou69knde o

I mean, sure.

Rs4t72fx oG4edpxpe o

Sherlock runs for the hills. Next turn, Enid follows him. Paramythis can take a tumahann shot.

Mm835eeh o

I won't even bother to show the curing.

All right... It's time. We are finally here. The final boss... The end of Berwick Saga. The observant reader may've noticed a certain unit was moving strangely in the past few turns. Retreating, when the enemy was right there. That unit was Axel, and the reason for this is...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Axel had to give Derrick the Tabarzin, then take over his duties at the wall.

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And we did this because...

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...There is but one man worthy of ending this battle.

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Derrick, the true hero of the sagas!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Q1mgvbsq o......

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Q1mgvbsq oShut up.

1tnomkix o
 
Xy6gqhge o

You think I sometimes get carried away with the gore?

...Nah, didn't think so. Surely you didn't think I'd forget to use this LP's decapitation, did you? Hah!

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Shoutouts to Ward taking an earthblaze for Derrick in between the two fights of the video. Without him, this grand feat would not have been possible.

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He survived with 1 HP. The one level he got was useful. I almost can't believe it.

1ur5eimx o

Jacharam drops the prison key.

Cumfaxgk o

There's really no reason to do it, since we can just seize immediately, but...

Kpfqelzu oUa2zinyw o

For the heck of it, let's go see Sienna and company.

Iqz8o9oi o

Roswick is right, but we'd miss out on a small bit of dialogue if we did so.

I7qaf1xu o

Zig1fg6v oYes, I am all right... Lord Reese, thank you for coming to our rescue. There is so much that I wish to discuss with you, but not now. First, I would like to rest and recover from this whole ordeal...

Meoilxpy oI understand, Your Highness. You are safe now, so please take all the time you need.

Zig1fg6v oThank you. We will talk later, then...

7vqf7rfp o

Well... Not much more left to do.

Saybpbyu o

Meoilxpy oDerrick.

Q1mgvbsq o......

Meoilxpy oDerrick... Thank you. Though I still know not your face or your reasons to join us... I am truly grateful that you are here. You have been an invaluable companion since almost the beginning of our quest. Thank you for your loyalty and your dedication to the cause.

Q1mgvbsq o......

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Meoilxpy oThank you...

Xzgnnuy3 o

Meoilxpy oYou are a true hero, Derrick. History may not remember you, but... Know that all of us here always will.

3cxl4xfi oIndeed. You may not have been the strongest among us, but you possess a kind heart, and that counts for a lot, in this old knight's opinion.

9od0s0am oAny friend of Reese is a friend of mine!

7vgktny4 oYes! You're so cool, Derrick! I'm glad to have met you.

Q1mgvbsq o......

Q1mgvbsq oThank you so much...

Meoilxpy oHmm?

Q1mgvbsq o......

Meoilxpy o...It's all right. You don't need to say anything.

Smq9dygd o

The battle is over. We have won. The Berwick Saga... is over.

And without casualties on the final map. I am so happy... Yes! Yes! Axel has survived! Man, I almost cannot believe it... I was so, so very afraid... Oh, thank the Goddess! Yes...!

Next time, we will witness the end of Berwick Saga. Much like the TRS ending, it will be long, as each character will get a proper send-off. Look forward to it, and I'll see you next time! One more time, farewell!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TO BE CONCLUDED

Death count: Christine
                        Esteban
                        Czene
                        Clifford
                        Elbert
                        Leon
                        Marcel
                        Arthur
                        Alvina
                        Larentia
                        Sylvis


                        Faye x 4

* Unavailable

Capture count: 2 (Daoud, Elbert)

Cripple count: 2 (Perceval, Burroughs)

Reset count: 14 (Reese: 2, Ward: 7, Abus: 2, Vester: 1, Baston Fort: 2)

 

Best perfect streak: 6 maps

 

Adel: Promoted.

 

BONUS: Last bonus of the LP! Almost feels nostalgic.

Tmposgfr o

Reese's combat dialogue with Jacharam.

Meoilxpy oYour invasion has failed. Surrender now!

62ajcnlz oFailed, have I? I think not. You cannot defeat me, boy! Come and try me!

Meoilxpy oYou asked for it! Take this!

X50gustu o

After Reese easily hands him his ass thanks to Our Bond, he has a different death quote... sorta. It's the same as his regular one, but the difference is that he calls Reese specifically a "meddlesome wretch", as opposed to insulting the entire army. Eh, neat.

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Minas's death quote.

...That's right, she doesn't have any.

Prqzucbp o

Padolf's capture quote.

Ha9p0fen oT0exwosh o

This is what happens if Lynette dies. Maid of Serenia plays in the background... Alongside the battle theme, which never stops. Not sure if it's a glitch with the OG game or with the translation patch, but the result isn't pleasant on the ears.

D4aspdrz oZyv8o8b8 o

Paramythis leaving the team. I hate to see this.

I know, that's not our team. I had to go back to a different save file, because I overwrote the saves in which Chaos was still alive. I intended to record his death quote against anyone not named Faye.

It... proved impossible. I mean, not impossible, but it would've taken way too long.

Vhxxwbeu o

So here it is, pulled from Aethin's files. Chaos's death quote against people who aren't Faye.

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Rsmou4y4 o...So I have survived... But what for? I don't understand... The voice I heard... And that weird thing... Was it really time travel? O God, for what purpose have I been spared? I am so confused...

Ugg0cmtj oJust a sec, and you'll see.

Rsmou4y4 o...! Again, that voice! What could it--

I6rzviwp oMaster Disaad, you're alive! Quickly, we must escape!

Rsmou4y4 oWhat?! But, the battle...

I6rzviwp oThe battle is lost. Cardinal Jacharam has fallen. We have failed.

Rsmou4y4 o...No...

I6rzviwp oThere is nothing more we can do here. You and I are the only ones who haven't perished or been captured. We must run for it while we still can!

Rsmou4y4 oOnly you and I... I think I remember you now. You joined our ranks not long ago. May I ask your name?

I6rzviwp oMarlene.

Rsmou4y4 oI see... And why did you join the army, if you don't mind me asking?

I6rzviwp o...My husband fell months ago, against those heathens from Sinon... I joined the army in hopes to avenge him. Heh... So much for that.

Rsmou4y4 oSo much for that, indeed... I wonder what will become of us now. This battle was our last hope. Having failed to strike at the heart of Veria, that dastard Zephyrus and the heathen Bernard will overrun us... I'll be surprised if even His Holiness survives.

I6rzviwp oEven your strategies cannot save us, Master?

Rsmou4y4 o...Don't call me that. I am no Master. I'm just a useless braggart... I have done nothing to be proud of in my entire life. I should've died long ago...

I6rzviwp oI don't think so! You know, I joined this regiment in particular because... I admire you, Master.

Rsmou4y4 o...!

I6rzviwp oIt's the truth. I've heard tell of your exploits... How you saved all those children from that Verian orphanage, even at risk of making an enemy of His Holiness. How you told him to his face that you believed children are beyond the reach of our conflict. How, as punishemnt, you were sent in a mission that you would loathe by him... But your genius allowed you to survive! And once more, you have cheated death... You're a living legend, Master Disaad! I can think of no worthier servant of God than you!

Rsmou4y4 oI... I-I am...? N-No... I'm nothing special... I-I just do what I think is right, and that's it.

I6rzviwp oWell... Still. We're going to have the entire world against us before long... We should stick together. That, and... I'd love to be friends with you, Master.

Rsmou4y4 o...So would I, Marlene. So would I.

 

 

 

Ugg0cmtj oHeh... See, hot stuff? I can be nice and romantic too. Set those two up, I did. They're gonna be happy together, I'm sure. Uh, once that guy drops the detachable chin and nose... I really don't get why Urbanus's so fond of those...

Oaash4gb o......

Ugg0cmtj oWell? Conquered your heart yet, sweet-melons?

Oaash4gb oConquered your way to another restraining order, greasy-hair.

Ugg0cmtj o...Sigh...

 

 

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Alright. Congrats.
And Happy Holidays, while we are at it.
 

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

It is rather late, I'm afraid. How come the skill doesn't change the visible movement range of enemies, but it did Marcel's?

Sorry, calling it the "hidden" Slow skill wasn't actually narrowing it down, considering there is only a "visible" Slow skill in the sense that you can actually see it's effect on the movement stat.

There is the version of the skill which Marcel has, which shows accurately the unit's lowered movement. The other version, which enemies usually have, still displays their movement as normal. Both as a numerical stat and when you check their attack ranges.

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1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Which Byleth, though? Or both?

  F!Byleth, because this was Locura. I suspect it'd be the same regardless.

And Linhart wouldn't really act different to either is why I think that.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Faisal can keep his underwear when we bury him.

And someone probably would still loot it.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

They're empty, though! How hard can it be to carry around four empty cloth bags!?

When you're running from Raze, it could cause difficulties.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Yes. That's exactly what happens.

...Well, to be fair though, Theodore wouldn't open the door for anyone he didn't recognize. He and Reese barely spoke, so it makes sense he'd only trust Minas. As for the throne, you may've noticed Chaos has a throne key. Technically speaking, Reese uses that door after Chaos dies. It just isn't dropped as an item.

That may be true, but plot progress blocking doors just just funny to me.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Yeah, but at that point it's on you. It's perfectly clear that the remaining rooms are not worth going to. It's not like the final chapter of Thracia, which straight up doesn't give you anything and expects you to have warp staves or thieves or keys from past chapters. Berwick gives you the bare minimum you need to beat the map, and if you waste it, well, that's too bad, man. It's like if you dropped all the weapons of your units in the first chapter and chastised the game for letting you. Sure, you can, but you wouldn't, would you?

Besides, with saves every five turns, even if you waste the key, it's an easily corrected blunder. And don't forget, thieves can open doors for free. This is just insurance in case you don't have any / didn't bring any.

True, though there are keys available in the final chapter, theyre on units indoors initially (I'd have to check all the reinforcements and it's Christmas, not the time) and when does it require warp staff uses?

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Technically it is a cute catch up. Since they got their happy ending, they've had some fun times, they've gotten their well-deserved rest, they've taken romantic strolls by the river, and they've infiltrated the Volcycastle (formerly Roswicastle) to steal a legendary sword from a garbage man. Just lover things, y'see.

RaD? What was RaD, again?

And don't get so heated, this isn't "save fucking" at all. Reese can handle Chaos. Not as well as Faye, but it is perfectly doable.

I still am frustrated by the setup, the fact that if you're dependant on Faye due to the circumstances in your army and you can't get it you're in a shit place and it requiring helping Barselfuck. Keep in mind Chaos has to die, no getting around it and he's not a joke in a fight.

Reunion at Dawn, which to be fair I said that as I was very agitated, but once again that's only on Maddening anyway.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

I still have to wonder how Nice Herman looked like. Hmmm...

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Eugh. It looks unnatural. Being evil definitely suits him better.

That's not even Herman, it's Grampy Josh!

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

To be fair, I did forget he has Imbue. And all the healers in the throne room. He can outlast Burroughs rather handily. So no, I was wrong. Erase the note.

To be fair, I forgot about Imbue as well.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Hah! That actually... kinda makes sense.

Vents in the Middle Ages of Anime, though...?

It's not as implausible as you'd think, though it'd be more likely to be a grate that leads out to somewhere else.

And it's better than fighting their way out.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Faye, you're really going to get a kick out of this... Your honor was in my sleeve the whole time!

Instantly heard it in my head.

My niece has been watching it on my recommendation, had a particular binge of it today, she's gotten to Tales of Ba Sing Se and I think Iroh's tale particularly captivated her, considering how she described the mugger scene to her mam.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Everyone thinks they're the center of the universe. Poor, poor Raze. It ain't easy to be a god.

Should I?

Screw it, I'm gonna link it.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

To be fair, how many other bosses did we capture? There was Ozama, who I'd rather forget about; Lyarc, who's probably fighting for Vester, and... Not much else, I think. Besides, I figured there was no better boss to bring back than the fan favorite of the LP. I already did that with Seamus, even though he died.

Capture did not work out for you huh?

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Can't ignore Vajra, dude. It's half of his character.

Ngl, half might be an understatement.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Okay, no, but really. It's fine. Ike/BK got more screentime, I can understand liking it better. Heck, I probably would, if I didn't hate the game surrounding it.

That said, c'mon, you can't deny that Ike/BK sucks in RD because it's barely a thing for one map. The reveal of BK's identity was hilariously underwhelming.

It doesn't get that much screentime between the two in all fairness, but we also get to see more of the arc and we get a sense of both characters separately, Chaos gets next to nothing.

I wasn't even on about RD though, I am just on about the handling in PoR as that's where the arc's established and built.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

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Here's the whole collection. Thank me later.

...I really have had some fun with this guy's face, haven't I? Fun fact: the first angery face was ready since before the LP started. I used him to experiment with editing Berwick portraits, and decided to keep the face for his return, many months later. If you look closely, you'll notice his eyes are rather similar to my own in that one portrait...

Ah Barselfuck, That was an interesting little tidbit.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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And with that Chaos is quelled.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

I like his death quote. He's so pathetic, so pitiful. In the end, the mighty Chaos was nothing more than a little coward with delusions of grandeur. So long, sucker.

And that's a consequence of getting less character development or framing than he probably should. Only a lackey in the end, what a shame.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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If Faye kills Chaos, she picks up the Vajra. Unfortunately, she doesn't get to akimbo wield the legendaries of the game.

I'm disappointed she can't even wield Vajra alone.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
M503dy06 oLz3yll4x o

Profoundly unsuccessful.

Vwpvpqdz o

His pal-- Waaah! His pal fares better, actually...!

She needed that, anything to prevent her getting too much of an ego.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Hnhlhojb oI didn't know you had it in you to be so introspective, Disaad!

Rsmou4y4 oThank you...

Hnhlhojb oIt was not a compliment. I really didn't think you were intelligent enough for it.

Hnhlhojb oDissadtations will be prepared when we get back. So we can laugh at you.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Lxukzkzr oDgcm03pj o

You know, I have to wonder how this works, in universe. Fairly certain that castle's supposed to have a ceiling and walls that reach it. So how come Burroughs's bolts can phase through it all?

Turns out Berwick Ballistae can make their bolts intangible so they pass through the walls.

Anything other than taking the option away I guess.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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Hwahahahahahahah... Now she can one-round Chaos without crits. Y'know, if he were still alive.

Chaos doesn't didn't stand a chance!

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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He has Obsfuscate, naturally, so I can't even see his movement range.

But why though?

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
80do5qwb o

Oh my God... That was almost the end of that. Almost.

........

Why is Reesenot stopping this-

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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Oohhh, God... That one's gonna sting for a while.

Oh, that's why.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
L1xyhmty o

Well, that was a really stupid mistake, but you know what? If this is the only death in the map, I'll be satisfied. I've suffered enough.

Kaga didn't do Ward first.

I should edit this quote into you looking on the trail behind, but that'd be awful and it's late in the year and evening.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Pgbwsgpj oSw6yaqie o

Pretty good!

50 Physical builk, neat.

Does he have 0% Magic?

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Pytae4qh oBtdnrvgj o

See? You just had to be patient. Still, I appreciate that you walked yourself to us. Thanks!

Reese's cape making it hard to tell his posture, damm him.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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Oh no. OH NO. NO! DERRICK! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRGGGGGHHHH!!!

Sure there are worse losses in the world-

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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Lsarnlcc oMommy I don't want to be in Navaron anymore.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
2mtypspn o5ixgkpby o

Ruebhen has officially become a dead man walking.

Interesting that he's the first LP villain who was taken to such physical extremes, becoming a poisoned vessel.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
En6j2nx4 o

The time has come.

Reese walking in blaring this.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Imtxj9ni o

Jhvoux35 o We have run out of options. We must dispose of her, Your Majesty.

Lgjkwhcy o Oh, c'mon... What's that supposed to accomplish!? I mean, it would benefit Raze a lot to kill off Sienna before we can retake the throne room, but Volcyboy gains nothing! And even so he'll allow it, I'm sure!

It's still a weird choice, you'd think the priority's what's right outside the door, but this should be one flag too many with that going on.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

2xdxkwpj oDon't be ridiculous, Herman! No matter what Sienna has done, she will always be my sister.

Cf8ofwwv o

Oh my God he grew a spine. I almost can't believe my eyes.

Jhvoux35 o ...If you will not obey, then you must die as well.

Turns out even Volcens isn't stupid q00% of the time.

Though it's still selfish considering he's doing so because she's family.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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Look at the generics, they knew this would happen.

I bet there's been some betting on the outcome of all this.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Tmfatued oAll edits by me, as per usual

That implise that Mordias's body wasn't taken right to hell as well.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Wx5rntnj o

...Well... I can't believe I'm saying this, but...

C'mon, Volcens! You can do it! Kick his ass!

..........

I suspect he's going to be ineffectual.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Gmj3bacu o

I'm trying to figure out if there's slowdown or not and it's bugging me.

Also, of course the Gharnef's got a spell with souls attacking like that.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
3gmrvavy oYqytjx8i o

Took him long enough.

I'm more surprised he can speak after losing his lung like that.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
J8wiadya o

...And that's it. That's the end of Volcens. You know how I've said in the past that Volcens is one of my favorite characters in this game? A big part of that is this scene.

I'm not sure how many of you will agree with me here, but... After eagerly awaiting his death all game long, after hoping for as gruesome an end for him as possible, after even cheering Herman on to put the garbage bag on and blast his ass to smithereens... In the end, I pitied him. His final words made me realize this: Volcens was self-centered, petty, jealous and paranoid - but he was not evil. Deep down in his heart, I think he truly loved his homeland. But he was too flawed a man to be fit to rule, too clouded by his own inmaturity to focus on what truly matters... And, of course, Jacharam took advantage of this, and manipulated him into an even worse monarch than he would've been to begin with.

I think what really gets to me is that, as he lays dying, he realizes the full extent of his mistakes. It dawns on him that he truly is the reason for everything bad that has happened in this story. He finally sees just how much suffering and pain he's responsible for. And it destroys him. He doesn't even get a chance to atone for his actions. He only has enough time to admit his failures and meekly apologize to the last person to still care about him, before he passes away, broken, devastated and filled with regret.

What a horrendously tragic ending for this absolute trainwreck of a person. I love it. I hate it. I love it because it's so well done. I hate it because... Damnit, I wanted to be satisfied when Volcens finally kicked the bucket. Instead, I felt for him. I almost couldn't believe it, the first time around. But I felt for him.

Volcens... You may not deserve it, but... We'll avenge you. Rest easy about that!

History will look poorly on him, but I guess you're right.

He chose his actions, much as there was influence through it all, not to mention that his own incompetence was not alone in this mess.

Berwick was Fucked, even before he ascended, which is even more terrifying when it all crashed down on him.

Volcens, just rest.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

62ajcnlz oTake the princess and have her executed along with the other two prisoners.

Lgjkwhcy o Okay, so uh... Not to ruin the mood, but... Why don't you do the same to her that you did to her brother, right here and now? Tsk, tsk, Jachie-boy. Hoarding is a pitfall. Especially in cutscenes, where weapon durability doesn't seem to be consumed.

62ajcnlz oAt last, the Kingdom of Veria will be destroyed, and the Raze Empire will dominate this world! With this, my position as the next pope will be secured. Nothing will be outside my grasp!

62ajcnlz oHoarding isn't such a pitfall when you don't even have 40 uses of offensive weaponary, tsk tsk.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Jtglckpt o

Hahahahah! Oh yeah, Padolf. I love Padolf in this chapter, seriously. The guy just watched his king die, and his natural reaction is utter confusion to the point of asking the murderer what he's supposed to do with himself. Amazing.

62ajcnlz oIf you do not want to be killed along with the rest, you will pledge your loyalty to me and fight for us.

Hxq4hdqj oY-Yes, I understand... I swear to serve you, Cardinal... G-Glory to the Raze Empire!

I guess his cowardice really payd olf for him.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Qszn1ika o

Don't worry about this assassin. We can't see his inventory, but he does not have an assassin knife. Sienna, Roswick and Reed will last for a good while against him.

And with that it's down to torture, really communicating the love of Raze there.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Hmrleeqf o

Gigas knights with Battle Cry.

I forgot it was +3 Atk.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Xnjvfinu o0f7ejzdq o

Jesus Christ, Jacharam...!

Did he keep guys about as good as Chaos locked up like that?

Wow.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Ycq9uzy7 oYwoy831e oZ8o7frwf o

He's... underwhelming. I've often seen him compared to Veld, and I think there's some truth to that. Jacharam can be dangerous if you let him fight. He's powerful enuogh to murder half our army in one blow, and with the dark ring, few people can hurt him. Arrowbane makes him Burroughs-proof, and good thing too, because otherwise he'd be the best option by far.

However, Jacharam lacks Counter, and that's terrible, because it makes him cripplingly vulnerable to Our Bond. Reese with Gram will take this guy down in no time. He can also be silenced, which turns him into a sitting duck. He does have an anima orb, but it's a 1-2 range orb, so you can go in with 0 range attacks and he can't re-equip it instantly. Funny loophole of Prepared.

But by far the worst part about Jacharam is getting to him. Surrounded as he is by powerful defenders, he can easily pester us with his berserk orb for days on end. This is the reason I crafted that pacify orb at the last minute - if Owen/Paramythis got berserked and I had no way to cure them, things would get out of hand really fast. Of course, I'd love to advance at my own pace here, but our friends are in danger. If I take too long, the executioner will kill them... Right?

 

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Jejvw095 o

Well, no. You see, the executioner has Arrowbane. However, that still means a 33% chance to get hit, and he instantly dies to Burroughs. This is how I dealt with him in all my past runs, and it's how I'll deal with him now: I'll just fire bolts at him until he dies. We just need one hit, so it's not too bad. Eventually it will happen. Then we can take as much time as we want!

Efmrnmzr o

Oh yeah?

This won't hit right?

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
2ys09to2 o23r8qtzm o

Hahahahahahah! First try! Unbelievable! Arrowbane who?! Bwahah!

Gabgdti9 o

This is actually amazing. We get to use Burroughs for other things now.

Rgqpnewa oWnibfrko o

You have done a good job, Burroughs. I am quite proud.

Prove me wrong then.

I'll get my coat.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
13if21pe o

Ah, there we go.

...Oh God, OH GOD OH GOD THAT WAS A TERRIBLE IDEA!

Is Faramir after buggering off?

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Jbcvkugh oU9q5epyb o

There's one way to describe that action; fearless.

There are other, less complimentry things as well.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Bj6mu5oi oA1w9hr6s oRjgg4mhr oInzbfnh8 o

Goodness, this girl is just incredible!

A Berwick rerelease is needed and a third of the reason is Faye needing to be recognised.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Rv26pgt7 o

Hahahahah... I love this idiot's battle quote. Not gonna lie, in my first run I fully intended to murder him, but then I read this line and it made me laugh so much that I changed my mind and spared him. He deserves to rot in jail for the rest of his life, but honestly, he's not cunning or powerful enough to be a real threat. He does not need to die.

He would need saving from himself, what a dummy.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Qxhcndp0 o

Well, I mean... Nobody's going to cry over your corpse. Just a shame about the bag, but we'll be fine.

There's no saving this idiocy in all fairness.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Gcsh85lo o

I should mention that these dudes have this. It makes them less absurdly tanky than usual, but it also makes it so they can't be one-shot by Pallas Leia. Good for them.

I guess. Imagine if you could get these for Enid herself.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Cfwuxnce oT7kiynvo o

Oh, dear... It has started.

Oh boy.

That looks like fun.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Ckucbr3y oBuo3dizy o
Spodou1q oF3l2gour o

Imhullu's being made out into a powerful corrupting influence all its own.

Considering Gharnef made it through the darksphere and seemingly put tortured souls within it's pretty depressing come to think of it.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Tb5vwtrv o

Who is this then?

I don't really see any hint here.

And of course this looks like the plan's failed.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Fcvgovld oHncskkpa o

Cute level.

Well at least she's trying.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Fxhwdpyj oGmev7o01 o

I could have Saphira walk to him and give him the old bronze ballista (yes, she's still lugging that thing around), but it won't be necessary. Burroughs has served us well. Rest now, and let the others finish this battle.

It would have been nice to have the option, all I'm saying. If someone dies......

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Dvbgkvwk oNqazujcg o
P4toqecz oBmksiyjt o

Well that sounds like a solid plan that wouldn't possibly backfire.

Imagine that thing in the hands of someone less pained and aware of his darker traits.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Ibjbbpls oXzoodeqj o
Ud7c5iiu oSv0v2l6x o
Ggf6c4of oUpese06y o

I doubt they need Morgan to do that in fairness.

But yeah, Morgan's spent a lot of time trying to learn from Arran and his last lesson might be the cruellest.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Pl1ihgpi oWgsemy4k o
K0q32cnj oUucnkh6d o

First, I'm surprised it worked out and there's less dead.

Second, I'm worried it just blew up a large chunk of Navaron. That's a pretty bright explosion.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

...There is but one man worthy of ending this battle.

Ozzkeda9 o

Derrick, the true hero of the sagas!

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2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
3l97lrwf oRyljvc4s o

Q1mgvbsq o......

Really is the right word I'd use.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Q1mgvbsq oShut up.

1tnomkix oXy6gqhge o

You think I sometimes get carried away with the gore?

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
5hx10s40 oGl80dqff oYajmkdjj o

He survived with 1 HP. The one level he got was useful. I almost can't believe it.

Ward not endgame beard at base 0/10.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Meoilxpy oDerrick.

Q1mgvbsq o......

Meoilxpy oDerrick... Thank you. Though I still know not your face or your reasons to join us... I am truly grateful that you are here. You have been an invaluable companion since almost the beginning of our quest. Thank you for your loyalty and your dedication to the cause.

Oh no, this is happening isn't it?

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Meoilxpy oYou are a true hero, Derrick. History may not remember you, but... Know that all of us here always will.

3cxl4xfi oIndeed. You may not have been the strongest among us, but you possess a kind heart, and that counts for a lot, in this old knight's opinion.

9od0s0am oAny friend of Reese is a friend of mine!

7vgktny4 oYes! You're so cool, Derrick! I'm glad to have met you.

Q1mgvbsq o......

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2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Smq9dygd o

The battle is over. We have won. The Berwick Saga... is over.

And without casualties on the final map. I am so happy... Yes! Yes! Axel has survived! Man, I almost cannot believe it... I was so, so very afraid... Oh, thank the Goddess! Yes...!

AXEL LIVES

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Yahqtdgu oDnwjbsgl o
Bqdnnsit oSxyirqcw o

In before he is actually made part of the malevolent souls of a spell worse than Imhullu.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Vhxxwbeu o

So here it is, pulled from Aethin's files. Chaos's death quote against people who aren't Faye.

WRYS WAS IN BERWICK ALL ALONG AND YOU DIDN'T RECRUIT HIM OH MY WORD WHY WOULD YOU TORTURE ME SO?

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

I6rzviwp oMaster Disaad, you're alive! Quickly, we must escape!

Rsmou4y4 oWhat?! But, the battle...

I6rzviwp oThe battle is lost. Cardinal Jacharam has fallen. We have failed.

Rsmou4y4 o....Mission failed, we'll get 'em next time.

I6rzviwp oIf we don't flee there won't be a next time!

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

I6rzviwp o...My husband fell months ago, against those heathens from Sinon... I joined the army in hopes to avenge him. Heh... So much for that.

Rsmou4y4 oSo much for that, indeed... I wonder what will become of us now. This battle was our last hope. Having failed to strike at the heart of Veria, that dastard Zephyrus and the heathen Bernard will overrun us... I'll be surprised if even His Holiness survives.

Wait, who's supposed to be her former husband?

And when was Narvia the centre of Veria?

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

I6rzviwp oIt's the truth. I've heard tell of your exploits... How you saved all those children from that Verian orphanage, even at risk of making an enemy of His Holiness. How you told him to his face that you believed children are beyond the reach of our conflict. How, as punishemnt, you were sent in a mission that you would loathe by him... But your genius allowed you to survive! And once more, you have cheated death... You're a living legend, Master Disaad! I can think of no worthier servant of God than you!

Rsmou4y4 oI... I-I am...? N-No... I'm nothing special... I-I just do what I think is right, and that's it.

When'd he do that again?

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Ugg0cmtj oHeh... See, hot stuff? I can be nice and romantic too. Set those two up, I did. They're gonna be happy together, I'm sure. Uh, once that guy drops the detachable chin and nose... I really don't get why Urbanus's so fond of those...

I don't think his nose is fake actually.

I relised I may have cursed this LP with the deaths of Elbert, Leon and Larentia ages ago. But regardless......

Merry Webbmas!

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Merry Christmas and Merry Let's Playing WOOOOO!

I'm gonna have a blast going through all Megaman X and Megaman Zero games kekw.

EDIT: Also new LP in my signature. Yeah check it out if you want to see me harcore nuzlocke a game. And for my shameless shill I'll watch the next part so let's-a go!

Edited by This boi uses Nino

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6 hours ago, Christmas Dayni said:
11 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Ycq9uzy7 oYwoy831e oZ8o7frwf o

He's... underwhelming. I've often seen him compared to Veld, and I think there's some truth to that. Jacharam can be dangerous if you let him fight. He's powerful enuogh to murder half our army in one blow, and with the dark ring, few people can hurt him. Arrowbane makes him Burroughs-proof, and good thing too, because otherwise he'd be the best option by far.

However, Jacharam lacks Counter, and that's terrible, because it makes him cripplingly vulnerable to Our Bond. Reese with Gram will take this guy down in no time. He can also be silenced, which turns him into a sitting duck. He does have an anima orb, but it's a 1-2 range orb, so you can go in with 0 range attacks and he can't re-equip it instantly. Funny loophole of Prepared.

But by far the worst part about Jacharam is getting to him. Surrounded as he is by powerful defenders, he can easily pester us with his berserk orb for days on end. This is the reason I crafted that pacify orb at the last minute - if Owen/Paramythis got berserked and I had no way to cure them, things would get out of hand really fast. Of course, I'd love to advance at my own pace here, but our friends are in danger. If I take too long, the executioner will kill them... Right?

 

Oops I did it again.

Ah Jacharam, both a threat and not at the same time. You've gone into how so, but any really good Light magic would be another huge damage dealer. Chaos was threatened by this guy though and that's hilarious considering his skill list.

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13 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Merric... Better than Wendell? Impossible!

Kind of is in a game where Excalibur is Merric exclusive and magic damage is solely decided by the tome, Gharnef has base 18 speed (despite a cap of 20) instead of 15, and even with Maximum luck and resistance Gharnef can do anywhere from 7 damage per hit to 21. Also... Wendell hadn't procced HP once despite his 60%. Merric's 80% HP growth allowed him a nice pool of 38 hp. He also ends up with 8 defense post promotion (though Wendell has that before). Basically... it's possible for Wendell to wreck Gharnef if he grows well in HP. Also doesn't help that Wendell's base luck is random... and both his luck and speed growths are worse than Merric. That said, Wendell is indisputably the best healer no matter what, so even if he grows poorly he's got that. Meant they were both valuable parts of my team right to the end.

13 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Lorenz was a semi-elaborate edit, though. Michalis was just red Navarre, no questions asked.

Or was Navarre just edgy Michalis? That is the real question.

13 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

I... would disagree that Cain and Abel look "mostly the same." Cain looks way more badass in DSFE, and Abel loses the dumb bucktooth.

Jagen does look pretty good, though, aside from those weird-ass eyebrows of his that are so perfectly aligned they look like a headband.

I did say mostly the same. I consider the DSFE versions of my examples to still be superior. Just not as much so as the ones like Dolph and Macellan.... though that would be amusing.

13 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

A good rundown. They really should've let the guy nab a victory or two at some point. Invisible Man fight doesn't count, because it's disgraced by dumb anime moments, judging by what you say.

Spoiler

Well, I heard that in Dragon Ball Super, which I've never watched, he saved the universe by winning a baseball game, which settled a dispute between two Gods of destruction preventing them fighting (which would apparently be a universe destroying event). It's notable Yamcha more or less retired from fighting to become a baseball player after the Kami incident, and was apparently the best around at that.

The anime did also add various scenes which are often called "filler" and debated as non-canon. These included him easily overcoming various opponents in the lead up to the first world tournament, the preliminaries for the world tournaments (neither of these are particularly impressive admittedly), and later more impressively... when he was dead after the Saibaman, he got in a fight with Recoome as part of his training with King Kai. For the record, Recoome had kicked the crap out of Vegeta before being defeated by Goku... after which Vegeta killed him while he was unconscious. Yamcha decisively beat this guy who had kicked the crap out of Vegeta. Considering Vegeta was the one responsible for the Saibamen, that must have been quite a weird form of therapy. Also after he died the second time during the Buu saga... Yamcha had a 2 vs 1 fight with Olibu... who had, at the start of the Buu saga been said to be second only to Goku in terms of strength, and Gorillia. Somehow, despite this, he won easily... which is why this fight is argued to be non-canon and people argue about the validity of filler.

I also forgot the part where all the side characters got kicked around by the Cell juniors... but in his defense... anyone present not named Gohan or the then dead Goku did. You get the point. Ironically, through all of that, we never found out where he got the scars. They just popped up after the time skip between King Piccolo and the 23rd world tournament. There's also his somewhat notable achievement of severing Goku's tail the first (well first time we saw) time he went Great Ape. Without more help than Puar, who has literally been irrelevant since that moment. He also saved Bulma three times in situations I'd be pushed to call "fights" prior to that... and given how Bulma kind of was necessary in the sagas following regularly... one could argue his most important achievements where when he wasn't fighting someone.

Also to Yamcha's credit, he's apparently the best character in Dragon Ball Fighter Z (wouldn't know, been a good ten years or so since I last had anything to with any of this), and back in the Attack of the Saiyans game on the DS, based off the Saiyan Saga.. he had an exclusive item that halved his defense, but doubled his attack, technique (which effects accuracy and ki blasts, which are basically the game's magic if you think of it like other RPGS) and speed. This actually means that despite being screwed over constantly in canon, he tends to be broken in the games.

13 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Well, to be fair, Volcyboy wouldn't really take that much extra damage from the hammer. In this game, hammer doesn't deal bonus damage, it just hurts armors as if their defense was 0. So yeah, only 10 more.

...Of course, that'd be enough for Axel to leave him with 2 HP, so...

Shame. Guess the multiplier would have been broken.

13 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

And you all laughed when I called him Endgame Beard... Who's laughing now!?

Me. Because, you know. It's funnier when it's accurate.

13 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

You weren't kidding, it really is clock full of references. It doesn't hurt, though. The combination of both LP titles was brilliant. Also, the protector part gains a whole new meaning given one of Lynette's signature skills. And our deathmatch really did wane, our desperation really did wax. Poor Leon and Arthur...

...Wow, but it really does feel outdated. Well... Okay, let me attempt to justify it: Since their last encounter, Chaos spent some time every day in front of the mirror rehearsing this song, thinking it'd be so easy to beat her that he could afford to toy with her a bit. He's childish enough for something like that.

Then the fight started, he began like "We meet once more--" and suddenly he realized he no longer had any limbs.

The protector part was definitely a double reference, because I saw it on the list of skills when writing the song... even if I didn't pay much heed to who has what. That said... the deathmatch and desperation references were written back when Leon and Arthur were alive... indeed when Christine was the only casualty. But yeah, I had fun throwing in references to as many skills as I could, parts of he game's soundtrack, events of the game (like the aforementioned protector referencing Faramir being the reason Faye has casual mode most of the game. The reference actually turned out better when you realize she's a game over unit this chapter... which I didn't know when I wrote it), the original song (I mean, just as the original references the Eclipse ability in the chorus... I deliberately used references to phases of the moon), an aspect of Path of Radiance (Ena survives the Black Knight's strike.. and has the miracle ability, making this both a keeping of an aspect of the original's structure, a reference to a skill present in both games, and a reference to the events of the other). Indeed... I think that's the most references I could fit into a song without... well, forgetting the song part. Even if two you pointed out were unintentional.

As for Chaos.... I felt the character was extremely overconfident. I wanted to reflect it in the lyrics. Given how events worked out, instead of looking merely overconfident, he looks like one of those WW1 Generals who thought Cavalry charges would be relevant... with the machine gun having been invented.

13 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Hhbflni9 o

I like his death quote. He's so pathetic, so pitiful. In the end, the mighty Chaos was nothing more than a little coward with delusions of grandeur. So long, sucker.

Thus do proud men die. Crucified, not on a cross of gold, but on a stake of humble tin.
Faye was no legendary figure when she started this journey. No lord. Indeed, not even strong enough to have defeated Chaos had she the blade Vritra when they first met.
But she had something Chaos couldn't comprehend. The drive to get stronger. Chaos had Vajra. He considered himself invincible as was. He rested unbelieving others could match him. He paid for that attitude.

13 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Xib9ceur oQpzbqh6x o

Our Bond is so much fun. What a shame it's a Gotoh skill. Then again, if it wasn't it'd break the game in half.

Same applies to Alm's 100% crit when next to Celica back in Gaiden. I do believe they nerfed it significantly in the remake so it wouldn't snap the post-game in half.
Come to think of it, they also nerfed the triangle attack, Falco-knights, Kliff. Why? Who knows. Maybe it's because combined with all the skills, forging, etc it would be too easy.

13 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Rsmou4y4 oWhat is my purpose in life? What am I doing here? What will I do if I survive?

Hnhlhojb oI didn't know you had it in you to be so introspective, Disaad!

Rsmou4y4 oThank you...

Hnhlhojb oIt was not a compliment. I really didn't think you were intelligent enough for it.

You know, every time I think Disaad's lost that last shred of credibility... something like this happens.

13 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Lxukzkzr oDgcm03pj o

You know, I have to wonder how this works, in universe. Fairly certain that castle's supposed to have a ceiling and walls that reach it. So how come Burroughs's bolts can phase through it all?

Unironically something I wonder every time I play a castle map in FE11 and bring Jake. Or shoot an arrow through a wall in a castle in FE6. Or 7. Or 8....
You know what? Let's drop it.

13 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
In3hpqem o

Hwahahahahahahah... Now she can one-round Chaos without crits. Y'know, if he were still alive.

Faramir may have been wrong, but at least he can say he caused this. After all, he did provide her casual mode. That said... he wasn't the only one who underestimated her. I did to a degree that's almost embarrassing in retrospect.

13 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Oh, it's over, thank the Lord.

Meoilxpy oYou're welcome?

I can completely see him doing this.

13 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Cf8ofwwv o

Oh my God he grew a spine. I almost can't believe my eyes.

Kaga sure does love his heel-face turn surprises.
Rudolf turning out to have wanted to fix Valentia and remove the dependency on Gods and the likes of Jedah's influence in FE2
Michalis going from his FE1/FE3 Book one self to giving his life to make sure Marth's army has Starlight (something kind of damaged by FE12, it was a lot more powerful when he died).
Arvis realizing he'd been manipulated in FE4 and preventing as much of the child hunts as he could.
Richard's (albeit altered in the patch) redemption arc in TRS... or even Maerchen's secret hobby of nursing clergy-men to health.
Now we see Volcens finally given a line he won't cross by "Herman"

14 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

2xdxkwpj oYou... You planned this...? I've been played for a fool...?

Unfortunately very easily. Should have listened to Roswick more.

14 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Tmfatued oAll ed

It's like Volcens is trying to imitate your catch-phrase.

14 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

...And that's it. That's the end of Volcens. You know how I've said in the past that Volcens is one of my favorite characters in this game? A big part of that is this scene.

I'm not sure how many of you will agree with me here, but... After eagerly awaiting his death all game long, after hoping for as gruesome an end for him as possible, after even cheering Herman on to put the garbage bag on and blast his ass to smithereens... In the end, I pitied him. His final words made me realize this: Volcens was self-centered, petty, jealous and paranoid - but he was not evil. Deep down in his heart, I think he truly loved his homeland. But he was too flawed a man to be fit to rule, too clouded by his own inmaturity to focus on what truly matters... And, of course, Jacharam took advantage of this, and manipulated him into an even worse monarch than he would've been to begin with.

I think what really gets to me is that, as he lays dying, he realizes the full extent of his mistakes. It dawns on him that he truly is the reason for everything bad that has happened in this story. He finally sees just how much suffering and pain he's responsible for. And it destroys him. He doesn't even get a chance to atone for his actions. He only has enough time to admit his failures and meekly apologize to the last person to still care about him, before he passes away, broken, devastated and filled with regret.

What a horrendously tragic ending for this absolute trainwreck of a person. I love it. I hate it. I love it because it's so well done. I hate it because... Damnit, I wanted to be satisfied when Volcens finally kicked the bucket. Instead, I felt for him. I almost couldn't believe it, the first time around. But I felt for him.

Quite a show. Quite the writing. His heel-face turn might be one of the best I've seen.

14 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Off he goes... Not sure what he intends to accomplish with his estoc that he's too underleveled to use, but more power to him, I guess.

I imagine just hoping that neither side bothers with him. Then again, he's probably stupid enough to think he can wield it.

14 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

He's... underwhelming. I've often seen him compared to Veld, and I think there's some truth to that. Jacharam can be dangerous if you let him fight. He's powerful enuogh to murder half our army in one blow, and with the dark ring, few people can hurt him. Arrowbane makes him Burroughs-proof, and good thing too, because otherwise he'd be the best option by far.

However, Jacharam lacks Counter, and that's terrible, because it makes him cripplingly vulnerable to Our Bond. Reese with Gram will take this guy down in no time. He can also be silenced, which turns him into a sitting duck. He does have an anima orb, but it's a 1-2 range orb, so you can go in with 0 range attacks and he can't re-equip it instantly. Funny loophole of Prepared.

But by far the worst part about Jacharam is getting to him. Surrounded as he is by powerful defenders, he can easily pester us with his berserk orb for days on end. This is the reason I crafted that pacify orb at the last minute - if Owen/Paramythis got berserked and I had no way to cure them, things would get out of hand really fast. Of course, I'd love to advance at my own pace here, but our friends are in danger. If I take too long, the executioner will kill them... Right?

To me, looks like the guy knew he needed a small army if Chaos had fell. He never planned on fighting on even terms.

14 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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Ah, Padolf. Padolf, Padolf, Padolf. He can barely fight, and he has the ol' Weakness skill. He also has a bag full of neat stuff that would be nice to have, but it's not imperative to capture him. Honestly, I'd like to nab him simply because he's funny.

That bag... it's unironically hilarious. You have a bag so you fill it with stuff you probably won't even use... or in at least one case, probably 2, can't. Killer arrows? What the hell Padolf? I thought Disaad was  dumb, but this is going too far.

14 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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Padolf, no! You absolute moron, you just committed suicide!

I mean, Padolf is really that dumb.

14 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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They are trying to wormwood Saphira now. Okay, sure...

Makes a kind of sense in universe.

14 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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Derrick, the true hero of the sagas!

I mean, with a loophole as big as Jacharam has... it was inevitable.

14 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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You think I sometimes get carried away with the gore?

...Nah, didn't think so. Surely you didn't think I'd forget to use this LP's decapitation, did you? Hah!

The execution was flawless. It came out well ahead of it's peers in the previous LPs. You could even say it was in it's own League. In game sprite decapitation is the pinnacle of decapitation, and may never be topped.

14 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Oaash4gb oConquered your way to another restraining order, greasy-hair.

Can you actually have multiple restraining orders on the same person? It just sounds... superfluous.

Anyway, congratulations on a 4th successful Iron man. Now we get to sit back and see the aftermath next time.

14 hours ago, Pengaius said:

There can be only one reason I'm here. 

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Bravo Ruben! Well done. 

 

You'd have had me, if I hadn't finished the LP first.
Though I did half expect a pun on Jacharam or Volcens or something... just for the hell of it.



 

 

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17 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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Last time, Buff Myrmidon achieved buffest state. Today, we watch the man die.

Always nice to see a good stomp even though I expected that.

17 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

You know, I have to wonder how this works, in universe. Fairly certain that castle's supposed to have a ceiling and walls that reach it. So how come Burroughs's bolts can phase through it all?

With the same logic archers can attack from closed off rooms probably. Plus, when in doubt blame Volcens.

17 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

What a horrendously tragic ending for this absolute trainwreck of a person. I love it. I hate it. I love it because it's so well done. I hate it because... Damnit, I wanted to be satisfied when Volcens finally kicked the bucket. Instead, I felt for him. I almost couldn't believe it, the first time around. But I felt for him.

You can tell it is good writing when you feel for a clearly terrible person's death.

17 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

He's... underwhelming. I've often seen him compared to Veld, and I think there's some truth to that. Jacharam can be dangerous if you let him fight. He's powerful enuogh to murder half our army in one blow, and with the dark ring, few people can hurt him. Arrowbane makes him Burroughs-proof, and good thing too, because otherwise he'd be the best option by far.

I agree he is easy to cheese but still I would say it is one of the tougher final battles simply because of how well organised his guards are.

17 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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Ah, Padolf. Padolf, Padolf, Padolf. He can barely fight, and he has the ol' Weakness skill. He also has a bag full of neat stuff that would be nice to have, but it's not imperative to capture him. Honestly, I'd like to nab him simply because he's funny.

I wonder, if this is Kaga doing us a favor incase you lost everyone but Reese, Ward and Lynette.

17 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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Hahahahah... I love this idiot's battle quote. Not gonna lie, in my first run I fully intended to murder him, but then I read this line and it made me laugh so much that I changed my mind and spared him. He deserves to rot in jail for the rest of his life, but honestly, he's not cunning or powerful enough to be a real threat. He does not need to die.

Too bad, he would likely be spared too if he just passed through.

17 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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You did it!

 

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And now, I can finally show off my team without any spoilers.

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Main team,

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One of the best units of the game. Having access to two op personal swords makes him the best combat unit. I don't think I ever had a game over with him dying after he got the Gram.

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Surprisingly, Ward was one of my most under performing units. Early game he was pretty much invincible, but after a while he started to fall off hard. He holds the title of causing the most restart in the army.

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He was the most useful unit during the early game maps thanks to provoke and having good enough bulk. Started to fall off later because of tougher enemies. Lost to Derrick for a spot on the team at the final map.
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Easily one of the most useful unit despite the weak early game performance, one of my top damage dealers. The only weakness was his bad bulk and long range enemies seemed to love attacking him. Running out of bows stopped him from breaking the final chapter.

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Okay early game healer, personal orb was easily her best selling point, especially since Owen was able to use it too.

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A beast in the early game, falls off a bit in the mid game but still performed well thanks to desperation. To my surprise, he had the highest number of kills in my army at 109, surpassing even Arthur's 102.

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MVP of Berwick, he was a glass cannon, but hide and pulverize more than makes up for it. Easily one of the best units of the game.

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MVP of the run, great performance throughout the game. He became more reliable than even Ward after promotion, I could usually throw him at any kind of opponent without worry.
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Good early game, then started to fall off till promotion. Breaking her personal weapon very early made it hard to use her.

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Great early to mid game unit, having a underwhelming personal weapon does hurt him in the long run.

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He could easily become one of the better units if he was allowed in the early main maps. Despite not using in the earlier chapters, he was one of the most fun units to use. His ending made me like him even more.

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One of my favorites and the best sword user of the game not counting Reese. Both him and his sword are easily one of the most op things of the game. Late game performance does suffer a bit because of poor defense but still one of the more reliable units.

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One of my favorite characters of the game, the 20 turn limits hurt a bit but a lot of the main maps have 24 turn limit, so it becomes a lot more bearable. And access to Darkmend in late game makes him stay relevant despite his poor bulk.

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Good backup healer, have better healing power than Izerna despite being much lower level. Her personal skill was the reason I managed to beat the final map easily.

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Being the only flier, she is one of the most useful units of the game. Despite being weak to range, she was the best ballista killer.

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One of the better Ests in the series, she more than makes up for the amount of babying she needs. Have one of the best personal weapons in the game.

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One of my favorite units, not having a personal weapon does hurt him a bit during the late game, but still pretty useful overall. Tends to be wasteful thanks to missing the first hit and adept.

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The best healer of the game thanks to being a mounted unit and having greater bulk than most frontliners.

Burroughs:  The only casualty of the run, Didn't have enough courage to restart Chapter 14. He was easily one of the top damage dealers, one of the most op units of the game if used correctly.

Lynette:  Great performance for the one chapter she was available. Both personal weapons were very useful.

Bench warmers,

Adel:  He was pretty useful thanks to vantage early on, eventually was outclassed by Arthur and Elbert.

Leon:  Deathmatch was great for killing strong opponents, would have used him but was benched due to having too many spear users.

Christine:  She was pretty good when I used her, although outperformed by Sylvis in early game and Sherlock later.

Volo:  He was in an unfortunate position, too strong for early game to gain any exp but weak for late game to perform well. Probably could have performed better if I didn't use Sherpa and Faramir too much.

Sylvis:  Best early game archer, performed well in the few maps I brought her. Unfortunately, I didn't want to bring her in the easy early game maps which made her underpowered when I remembered about her again.

Ruby:  Pretty bad performance wise, could have become better if given more attention but there were enough cavaliers already.

Czene:  Pretty weak performance wise, she was not really needed thanks to Axel and later Thaddy. I wanted to use her mostly because of her promotion, but forgot eventually.

Clifford:  One of the most op units of the game, performed great when I used him. Would have used him if I was using Ruby.

Faramir:  Great early-mid game unit, lower bulk makes him harder to use than Sherpa. Eventually replaced by Enid and Faye.

Esteban:  A more combat oriented thief, overshadowed by Czene's availablity and Thaddy's steal.

Aegina:  Good early game mage, but was replaced in favor of Perceval. Having really poor bulk didn't help either.

Dauod:  Good unit overall, but there was already enough axe users and tanks when he joined. Although he could be a good replacement if needed.

Thaddy:  Best thief of the game, only reason he didn't get used much was the lack of stealable items and Axel.

Marcel:  Another decent tank, pretty much a more defensive Dauod.

Alvina:  Performed well in the few maps I used. Similar to Leon, was benched in favor of other spear users.

Sorry for the double post, couldn't edit the previous one.

 

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On 12/24/2020 at 10:16 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

What an oddly specific use for the bow. Is there anything you can get done like this?

Can't think of anything. Especially since having only a max 35% chance of success essentially means every possible target has Arrowbane. I just found it interesting that game mechanics worked out in such a way, considering that pref is the only bow which is not 1-2 range. I would have expected the skill would just give you 3 range, no matter the stats of the bow.
 

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On 12/24/2020 at 10:16 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

Hahahahahahahahahah... Nah, I'm afraid not. It's a different game. Unfortunately, the name eludes me right now. I think you would really like it, though! It strikes me as the sort of game that you could really dig.

I'm assuming you're joking, but if not, it's the greatest Fire Emblem game of all time according to most of the fanbase: Three Houses.

Actually I'm not. The only names I know in the context of Three Houses are Byleth and Edelgard. And I suppose there are also Nowi 3.0 and that pink haired axe girl that is ripping of Hilda.
And Tomas was already used in FE1, so clearly it couldn't be from Three Houses. But you were talking a lot about Octopath Traveler in the Tehee thread, so I figured that's where it's from.
 

On 12/24/2020 at 10:16 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

Kaga encourages the silliest strategies.

In his games every now and then you encounter scenarios that work in terms of game mechanics but are utterly absurd from an in-universe perspective. Like sending a dodge-tank against that army of Dragonzombies to get them to torch each other in Tear Ring Saga.
Or the first encounter with Voxwald in Vestaria Saga. Guy's blocking your way with crazy stats and a 1-2 range Spear that absorbs life and reduces HP to 1. What are you gonna do? Well, Voxwald can't absorb any HP if the target has no HP in the first place, and there is no mention of the Spear actually killing targets that are already at 1 HP. So just let him drain your guys and then kick his ass.
 

On 12/24/2020 at 10:16 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

Well... Either you're wrong, or Paramythis continues to be the most fortunate woman in the history of Lazberia, because she clobbered the guy four times and nothing happened.

Hopefully I am wrong here, but it still wouldn't be that unlikely. Activation rate is (damage taken) x 3. She dealt like 10 damage, so it's a 30% activation rate at best.

Consequently this means 34 is the magic number if you want to reliably use Vengeful to your advantage. It always risks crippling Dean, but he will still get his attack off.
 

On 12/24/2020 at 10:16 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

Oh yeah, I've heard about that. Apparently, if you somehow get Vajra to break, Chaos escapes through one of the staircases and never returns, softlocking the game. Of course, it's nearly impossible to pull off, so I can't blame the devs for missing the issue.

Well, I think I'm gonna save myself the trouble to steal a Swordbreaker then.
 

On 12/24/2020 at 10:16 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

That makes sense, actually. Reese is by far the best option if Vritra isn't obtained.

Dean also gets critical hit immunity at level 20, so he could reliably take big chunks out of him. And of course there is the good old Deathmatch + Miracle Charm combo.
 

On 12/24/2020 at 10:16 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

I think this is the first time you've ever acknowledged my crappy side stories. And it's to tell me that I've become what I swore to destroy. Wonderful.

Back with your TRS run, I quickly noticed that I missed way too much lore, so I generally don't pay attention to it. Maybe if I ever go to your FE6 and FE12 runs and get proper context.
 

On 12/24/2020 at 10:16 PM, Saint Rubenio said:
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The way this is framed very much suggests she rendered him helpless before giving him the Coup de grâce. Surprisingly hardcore, I gotta say.
 

On 12/24/2020 at 10:16 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

This is nice and all, but here's the thing: This isn't the end. More assassins will continue to come out of those stairs until we put a unit on them. We better hurry... I don't want to spend the rest of the map getting assassins tossed my way every couple of turns.

They only come until turn 30, actually. So eventually you can stop blocking those stairs.
 

On 12/24/2020 at 10:16 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

Oh no. OH NO. NO! DERRICK! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRGGGGGHHHH!!!

Spoiler

 

 

 

 

 

On 12/24/2020 at 10:16 PM, Saint Rubenio said:
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G-Guuuuhhh... Oh my God that was too close.

Oh, nevermind then.
 

On 12/24/2020 at 10:16 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

62ajcnlz oYou have danced well for me until now, my puppet. Mordias must be rolling in his grave, having such an imbecile for a son...

I'm sure he is proud that Volcens ended up just like daddy. Evil, stupid and soon also dead.
 

On 12/24/2020 at 10:16 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

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Ah, Padolf. I don't know why he is in this game, but I know the game would be poorer for his absence.

Meanwhile Volcens.

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On 12/24/2020 at 10:16 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

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Hahahahaha!!!
 

On 12/24/2020 at 10:16 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

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Bahahahahaha!!!!!!
 

On 12/24/2020 at 10:16 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

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Hohohohohoho!!!!!!!
 

On 12/24/2020 at 10:16 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

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Gahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ah, such a sweet sight for sore eyes. Guy didn't even use a crit. Goes down to a single normal attack. Beautiful. Truly beautiful.
 

On 12/24/2020 at 10:16 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

...And that's it. That's the end of Volcens. You know how I've said in the past that Volcens is one of my favorite characters in this game? A big part of that is this scene.

I'm not sure how many of you will agree with me here, but... After eagerly awaiting his death all game long, after hoping for as gruesome an end for him as possible, after even cheering Herman on to put the garbage bag on and blast his ass to smithereens... In the end, I pitied him. His final words made me realize this: Volcens was self-centered, petty, jealous and paranoid - but he was not evil. Deep down in his heart, I think he truly loved his homeland. But he was too flawed a man to be fit to rule, too clouded by his own inmaturity to focus on what truly matters... And, of course, Jacharam took advantage of this, and manipulated him into an even worse monarch than he would've been to begin with.

He is most certainly human, with all the failings that entails. Still very much evil, though.
 

On 12/24/2020 at 10:16 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

I think what really gets to me is that, as he lays dying, he realizes the full extent of his mistakes. It dawns on him that he truly is the reason for everything bad that has happened in this story. He finally sees just how much suffering and pain he's responsible for. And it destroys him. He doesn't even get a chance to atone for his actions. He only has enough time to admit his failures and meekly apologize to the last person to still care about him, before he passes away, broken, devastated and filled with regret.

What a horrendously tragic ending for this absolute trainwreck of a person. I love it. I hate it. I love it because it's so well done. I hate it because... Damnit, I wanted to be satisfied when Volcens finally kicked the bucket. Instead, I felt for him. I almost couldn't believe it, the first time around. But I felt for him.

The way he dies is pretty damn brilliant. He is a man of so many vices and sins, that he deserves death for many different reasons. Yet none of those sins ultimately caught up to him.
He died because of his few redeeming qualities. Because causing genuine harm to his sister was a notion that was utterly inconceivable to him. He died because he could have been a better man then he ended up being.

With that said, I wouldn't go as far as to say that I felt for him. Maybe it's just the cynism of recent years taking it's toll but...
I mean, I get that it's goddamn hard to be a good person at the best of days. Especially with the baggage of a crappy family like Volcens' father Mordias. But I also never got the feeling that he was even trying to be better. And that I find much harder to sympathize with.

Maybe if the consequences of his vices didn't hit so hard enough that it instantly killed him, it would have been the wake-up call he needed to work on himself. But as he was, I am much more willing to sympathize with all the folks doing their best and ultimately dying because of Volcens' unwillingness to put in the same effort.

Not that I think his death is handled badly or anything. The fact that it even allows for those kind of reflections means the writers did their job very well, I'd say.
 

On 12/24/2020 at 10:16 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

Hahahahah! Oh yeah, Padolf. I love Padolf in this chapter, seriously. The guy just watched his king die, and his natural reaction is utter confusion to the point of asking the murderer what he's supposed to do with himself. Amazing.

I just love how it's not even clear how much he was aware of what's going on. He was the guy who directly accused Roswick of only wanting to support Warrenheit to protect his daughter and chapter 9 pretty much confirms that Jacharam was using him to make the kind of proposals that could potentially backfire on him. So he was most certainly conspiring in some fashion. But if he really understood that Herman was a Raze Priest or even that they were to cause the downfall of Veria, I am less sure of.
Maybe he just accidentally conspired with Herman for a while and only learned that what was going on went beyond the usual powerplay between nobles once he was knee deep in treason.
 

On 12/24/2020 at 10:16 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

Don't worry about this assassin. We can't see his inventory, but he does not have an assassin knife. Sienna, Roswick and Reed will last for a good while against him.

Well, in theory. He still has a crit chance. With Roswick/Reed having less then 40 HP, he could absolutely cause a game over in only 2 turns.
Now sure how I feel about that. I mean, if it's meant to be a time limit, then the damage he causes should be consistent. But if he is meant to be stopped, then maybe don't slap a bane skill on him that allows him to dodge the only weapons that can still reach him, no matter their accuracy.

Fortunately it's not a huge problem either way, considering they are still in Physic range. Or if you have Darkmend, you can have Owen heal and block the stairs at the same time.
 

On 12/24/2020 at 10:16 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAnever mind, she's good. How could I doubt Buff Myrmidon? Pfhah!

Even with it's terrible activation rate, weapon skill/2 +5%, at this point Parry has a solid 30% chance to trigger.

I wonder how much it actually drains weapon durability. I did once have sword break after a Parry, so I know the game at least still rolls for the random chance of breaking when it reduces durability.
 

On 12/24/2020 at 10:16 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

I should mention that these dudes have this. It makes them less absurdly tanky than usual, but it also makes it so they can't be one-shot by Pallas Leia. Good for them.

And anti-shield weapons cannot be used against them either because they still don't even use a shield. Funnily enough a Breaker weapon can destroy an Axe if it's used for Axe Guard, but since they don't actually block attacks with their axe, but simply carry an axe that magically gives them +20 defense, that approach doesn't work either.
These guys just feel really weird to fight.

In any case, they are probably the reason Lynette and Padolf come with Killer Arrows. Because at this point the only thing that still properly tears through these guys is either a Hammer or critical hits. And Padolf also carries an Estoc because it's the best weapon for Reese to take advantage of that 100% crit rate.
 

On 12/24/2020 at 10:16 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

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I wonder if the reason the game doesn't show when Armshift triggers, is because it only prevents durability from getting worse, but doesn't do anything about the random break chance. It would probably feel a bit weird if the game would tell you Armshift just triggered, just for your weapon to break immediately afterwards.
 

On 12/24/2020 at 10:16 PM, Saint Rubenio said:
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Speaking of Saphira...

Now? The Raze priests all took their turns already. Why not just wait until the start of the next turn, so it will block two turns of dark magic?
 

On 12/24/2020 at 10:16 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

Meoilxpy oYour invasion has failed. Surrender now!

62ajcnlz oFailed, have I? I think not. You cannot defeat me, boy! Come and try me!

Meoilxpy oYou asked for it! Take this!

I mean, you've tried to get Reese's dense ass killed so many times already. What makes you think this will be the day?

Also, would either of you mind to take this a bit more personal, instead of sounding so generic?
Jacharam. Reese foiled your plans many times over.
Like, remember that time you leaked out information that the Sinon Knights were about to attack Ramagan Bridge, and despite that they not only survived but also successfully destroyed the bridge and stalled the invasion of the Empire for months? If it wasn't for him, you would have been able to wrap the whole thing up before the death of the Emperor, instead of having to do this crazy last minute gambit that is about to get you killed.

And Reese, Jacharam is the guy truly responsible for your father's death. He is the one who brought ruin to the Western front and allowed the Empire to invade Sinon.

Come on guys. You can do better.

 

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On 12/24/2020 at 3:16 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

Next time, we will witness the end of Berwick Saga. Much like the TRS ending, it will be long, as each character will get a proper send-off. Look forward to it, and I'll see you next time! One more time, farewell!

SAY WHAT! oh my god what I said before feels like a cruel joke now... so uh, well... I'm still tuning in for the conclusion but well you already beat the game...

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On 12/24/2020 at 4:16 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

Axel had to give Derrick the Tabarzin, then take over his duties at the wall.

Yes.

On 12/24/2020 at 4:16 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

...There is but one man worthy of ending this battle.

YES.

On 12/24/2020 at 4:16 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

Derrick, the true hero of the sagas!

YESSSSSS! 

What a way to end it. A Razite offing a Razite to end the conflict. Kinda mirrors what's happening in the North at this point in the story, haha.

On 12/24/2020 at 4:16 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

7vgktny4 oYes! You're so cool, Derrick! I'm glad to have met you.

Q1mgvbsq o......

derrick.png.830d97cb7ac75fe5f94d1d41ddf751ce.pngOh, come on! 

On 12/24/2020 at 4:16 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

Alongside the battle theme, which never stops. Not sure if it's a glitch with the OG game or with the translation patch, but the result isn't pleasant on the ears.

Wait, really? I usually have animations set to "Some," so I haven't heard this. Sounds pretty awful.

On 12/24/2020 at 4:16 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

I6rzviwp oIt's the truth. I've heard tell of your exploits... How you saved all those children from that Verian orphanage, even at risk of making an enemy of His Holiness. How you told him to his face that you believed children are beyond the reach of our conflict. How, as punishemnt, you were sent in a mission that you would loathe by him... But your genius allowed you to survive! And once more, you have cheated death... You're a living legend, Master Disaad! I can think of no worthier servant of God than you!

Wait a minute...

I guess Urbanus really was a Disaadist, making a man like that do something horrible. Kinda reminds me of that one boss in Chapter 10 of FE4 who deosn't want to catch the kids, especially with all the humor.

Well, congrats! At least one of Berwick's Best Girls survived the run. 

Also, here's a teaser for what's going on in Minimum Recruitment for the part I'm currently playing. 

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Part 95 - Closing chapter.

Much like last LP's ending, this is going to be quite long. But worth it, in my opinion. So read at your own pace, because this is the last update. No reason to hurry. Which, of course, means everyone will be done in no time. Trust me, it feels a lot longer when you're transcribing it all. Who needs typing lessons when you can just do a screenshot LP instead?

WORD OF WARNING: I had issues posting this update, so I had to split it into two parts. The second part will be posted immediately below this one.

Berwick Saga:

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On 12/24/2020 at 11:09 PM, Pengaius said:

There can be only one reason I'm here. 

You...! Don't you dare! Can't you spare me even in the final chapter?!

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Bravo Ruben! Well done. 

I won't lie, a couple of times I was tempted to PM you and tell you to post in an update without deaths, just to throw the others off. Glad that you had the same idea eventually.

 

 

On 12/25/2020 at 1:24 AM, BrightBow said:

Alright. Congrats.

That it?

...I guess this means I made no mistakes in the final update.

Excellent. Surely you won't post again.

And Happy Holidays, while we are at it.

Same to you, man. Thanks for sticking with me through all the mistakes. I cannot begin to imagine how frustrating it must've been to watch me desecrate one of your favorite games.

Sorry, calling it the "hidden" Slow skill wasn't actually narrowing it down, considering there is only a "visible" Slow skill in the sense that you can actually see it's effect on the movement stat.

There is the version of the skill which Marcel has, which shows accurately the unit's lowered movement. The other version, which enemies usually have, still displays their movement as normal. Both as a numerical stat and when you check their attack ranges.

Oohhhhhh, I see... Good ol' Kaga being unnecessarily obtuse.

 

On 12/25/2020 at 3:22 AM, Christmas Dayni said:
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  F!Byleth, because this was Locura. I suspect it'd be the same regardless.

And Linhart wouldn't really act different to either is why I think that.

Good to know that this character I never gave half a shit about is so cool. To be fair, I probably should've seen it coming, him being Hanneman lite and all.

And someone probably would still loot it.

I can see it, just to mess with him some more.

When you're running from Raze, it could cause difficulties.

But the bags, man! They're so valuable!

That may be true, but plot progress blocking doors just just funny to me.

Okay, I guess it is kinda funny.

True, though there are keys available in the final chapter, theyre on units indoors initially (I'd have to check all the reinforcements and it's Christmas, not the time) and when does it require warp staff uses?

If you've no keys, the only alternative is to warp people into the rooms. If you've no keys and no warps, you're shit outta luck. That's something this map does not do.

I still am frustrated by the setup, the fact that if you're dependant on Faye due to the circumstances in your army and you can't get it you're in a shit place and it requiring helping Barselfuck. Keep in mind Chaos has to die, no getting around it and he's not a joke in a fight.

Okay, I can understand what you're saying, but--

Reunion at Dawn, which to be fair I said that as I was very agitated, but once again that's only on Maddening anyway.

Nope! It is NOT worse than Reunion at Dawn. I refuse to even entertain that possibility. You want a save-fucking situation? That's it. Claude's RNG screwed? Too bad! We didn't have time to playtest! The only reason RaD gets a free pass on hard is that hard is pathetically easy in general. Which is an issue on its own right.

That's not even Herman, it's Grampy Josh!

Hahahaha... It really does kinda look like that, actually! Which is funny, because I tried to make him look as not-grumpy as possible. I guess Herman's face is just not attuned to not be grumpy.

To be fair, I forgot about Imbue as well.

Fair enough.

It's not as implausible as you'd think, though it'd be more likely to be a grate that leads out to somewhere else.

And it's better than fighting their way out.

That is true. Better to have them do that than escorting them through the reinforcements.

Instantly heard it in my head.

My niece has been watching it on my recommendation, had a particular binge of it today, she's gotten to Tales of Ba Sing Se and I think Iroh's tale particularly captivated her, considering how she described the mugger scene to her mam.

I still haven't seen anything more than disconnected scenes on Youtube. Shame on me.

Should I?

Screw it, I'm gonna link it.

This, right here. LP Raze's theme song.

Capture did not work out for you huh?

It works best when you're not restricted to one timeline.

Ngl, half might be an understatement.

Pfft...

It doesn't get that much screentime between the two in all fairness, but we also get to see more of the arc and we get a sense of both characters separately, Chaos gets next to nothing.

Yes, you've got a point there.

I wasn't even on about RD though, I am just on about the handling in PoR as that's where the arc's established and built.

I know. I just used the chance to rant about the fact that I don't like Ike in Radiant Dawn.

Ah Barselfuck, That was an interesting little tidbit.

Of course it was.

And with that Chaos is quelled.

Bye, Chaos.

And that's a consequence of getting less character development or framing than he probably should. Only a lackey in the end, what a shame.

I kinda like that he turned out to only be a mere lackey, but hey. To each their own.

I'm disappointed she can't even wield Vajra alone.

So am I, honestly.

She needed that, anything to prevent her getting too much of an ego.

Yeah, we wouldn't want her to become another Chaos.

Hnhlhojb oDissadtations will be prepared when we get back. So we can laugh at you.

The poor guy's just unlucky that his name is so punnable.

Turns out Berwick Ballistae can make their bolts intangible so they pass through the walls.

Anything other than taking the option away I guess.

I'll definitely take it.

Chaos doesn't didn't stand a chance!

He never did, no...

But why though?

Because Kaga wants you to know that he hates you till the very end.

........

Why is Reesenot stopping this-

Oh, that's why.

Eeeyup.

Kaga didn't do Ward first.

I mean, his design's kind of like a buffer Xavier. Kaga did Ward first, but also didn't.

I should edit this quote into you looking on the trail behind, but that'd be awful and it's late in the year and evening.

Hahahah... It's okay, I appreciate the sentiment at least.

50 Physical builk, neat.

Does he have 0% Magic?

Yes he does. No magic for this boy. The only physical units with a magic growth are Ruby and Faye at 3%. And I guess Enid, if you count her as a physical unit (as if her whole point wasn't to become a mage for Pallas Leia).

Reese's cape making it hard to tell his posture, damm him.

I always found his unmounted sprites funny. There's no way he can fight properly with that long-ass cape wrapping all around him all the time.

Sure there are worse losses in the world-

NONE! NONE ARE MORE TRAGIC THAN THE D-MAN!

Lsarnlcc oMommy I don't want to be in Navaron anymore.

He's going to mommy now.

Ruebhen has officially become a dead man walking.

Has been since the time he lost all the blood in him.

Interesting that he's the first LP villain who was taken to such physical extremes, becoming a poisoned vessel.

Considering he's not even alive anymore, yeah, he definitely takes the cake. Given that he's the least evil of all the villains, I kinda feel bad about it... Not that he wasn't evil, mind.

Reese walking in blaring this.

That's a hilarious mental image.

It's still a weird choice, you'd think the priority's what's right outside the door, but this should be one flag too many with that going on.

Considering Jacharam's death quote, my theory is that he realized there was a very high possibility that he was screwed, so he decided to kill off the royal family right there in hopes of destroying the Verian leadership before he could fall.

Of course, he only succeeded in killing Volcens, which in the long run was doing us a favor. Sooooooo that's too bad for him.

Turns out even Volcens isn't stupid q00% of the time.

Though it's still selfish considering he's doing so because she's family.

I mean, certainly he's less biased against her than everyone else. Makes sense that she'd be the breaking point for him.

Look at the generics, they knew this would happen.

I bet there's been some betting on the outcome of all this.

Imo6lznz oDamnit all... Bah, guess you win, Morris.

Rsmou4y4 oHah! Give it here!

Fnmsbjbz oWhat a load of bullshit... I was sure he'd order us to do away with the king! I didn't think he'd actually dirty his own hands...

Rsmou4y4 oWell, I knew it. Didn't you see the glares he gave the guy when he wasn't looking? He's been waiting to do this for a looooong time!

That implise that Mordias's body wasn't taken right to hell as well.

Which it was, let's not kid ourselves.

..........

I suspect he's going to be ineffectual.

What clued you in? His stats that are somehow shittier than Padolf's?

I'm trying to figure out if there's slowdown or not and it's bugging me.

There is none. If there's any slowdown, it's an effect of my poor gif-recording skills.

Also, of course the Gharnef's got a spell with souls attacking like that.

Actually, that's just the regular tumahann animation. We've just never seen it before, but Rasputin and Gordova had it too. Almachus was too busy being a snake fanboy. Which... Honestly gave him more of a character than the other two non-Jacharam Cardinals.

Took him long enough.

I'm more surprised he can speak after losing his lung like that.

LP canon is Jacharam missed the lung.

History will look poorly on him, but I guess you're right.

Oh, it absolutely will, and rightfully so... Just adds to the tragedy, I guess. The guy didn't even get a chance to redeem himself.

He chose his actions, much as there was influence through it all, not to mention that his own incompetence was not alone in this mess.

Berwick was Fucked, even before he ascended, which is even more terrifying when it all crashed down on him.

Volcens, just rest.

That's what I like about Volcens. He's not blameless, far from it, but I have to wonder if he wouldn't have been a better king if Jacharam hadn't gotten involved.

62ajcnlz oHoarding isn't such a pitfall when you don't even have 40 uses of offensive weaponary, tsk tsk.

Well, you lost because of your hoarding. How's that feel?

I guess his cowardice really payd olf for him.

Bwahahahaha... Not for long, man, not for long.

And with that it's down to torture, really communicating the love of Raze there.

Ugg0cmtj oHonestly, every day I'm more and more disappointed in mah man Urbie. Thought there was a real connection at first, but now I see he's really just a dick. He won't listen to me! Why does no one ever listen to me?!

Oaash4gb oWhy would anyone listen to someone who has nothing of worth to say? I think it serves you right.

Ugg0cmtj o...Honey, it would've prevented a war if that asshat had just listened to me...

Oaash4gb oAffordable losses.

Ugg0cmtj oAnd they call you the kind goddess.

I forgot it was +3 Atk.

I didn't. Kinda hard to, when you're on the receiving end of it more often than not.

Did he keep guys about as good as Chaos locked up like that?

Wow.

He's a better strategist than anyone else in the Empire.

...But considering his competition is Disaad...

This won't hit right?

Well...

Prove me wrong then.

I'll get my coat.

In your defense, I was surprised too. In all my past runs it took three or four attempts.

Is Faramir after buggering off?

Faramir no longer exists. There is only game over now.

There's one way to describe that action; fearless.

There are other, less complimentry things as well.

Well, what else could she have done at this point? Shoot the tome like I foreshadowed a thousand times and never actually made happen?

A Berwick rerelease is needed and a third of the reason is Faye needing to be recognised.

Preach.

He would need saving from himself, what a dummy.

The worst part is, technically speaking, it makes perfect sense for his AI to go after Faye. He has a small chance to hit, and he can't damage Reese.

...And yet, it's such a hilariously dumb move...

There's no saving this idiocy in all fairness.

I tried, but... Well, you said it best yourself.

I guess. Imagine if you could get these for Enid herself.

I mean, they didn't have Robust. Unless they had the hidden version of the skill, it's probably possible. But why?

Oh boy.

That looks like fun.

Doesn't it? Imagine having no way to cure it.

Imhullu's being made out into a powerful corrupting influence all its own.

Considering Gharnef made it through the darksphere and seemingly put tortured souls within it's pretty depressing come to think of it.

They just want to be released.

Who is this then?

I don't really see any hint here.

Arran stopped it before anything bad could happen.

And of course this looks like the plan's failed.

That it did.

Well at least she's trying.

Honestly, all I want from her is Protector and Our Bond. Everything else is a nice bonus.

It would have been nice to have the option, all I'm saying. If someone dies......

True enough. But still.

Well that sounds like a solid plan that wouldn't possibly backfire.

Imagine that thing in the hands of someone less pained and aware of his darker traits.

Hence why Arran was the perfect option while Harriett almost died in two seconds flat.

I doubt they need Morgan to do that in fairness.

I just need an excuse to bring Morgan back for the next LP.

But yeah, Morgan's spent a lot of time trying to learn from Arran and his last lesson might be the cruellest.

This is exactly what I wanted to convey.

First, I'm surprised it worked out and there's less dead.

Bold statement, considering this is by far the largest death count out of all the LP fanfics. Only two remain from the starting team, and neither of them are veterans. Think about it - literally everyone from FE12, FE6 and TRS is dead at this point.

...Well, actually, no, that's not right. Morgan's still alive. There's something wrong about that...

Second, I'm worried it just blew up a large chunk of Navaron. That's a pretty bright explosion.

Let's just say that a couple of people are going to have to find a new home.

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You mean garons of increasing comfort. You are witnessing a battle the likes of which you've never seen. Bask in its radiance...!

Really is the right word I'd use.

Hey, let the man cope somehow. He got murdered by Derrick, of all people.

Ooohhhh so that's where that one TF2 hat and taunt come from!

...Sorry.

Yes, that's what Derrick has done.

Ward not endgame beard at base 0/10.

Hahahahahahahahahahahahah... You dick, you do realize that Reese couldn't tank the same hit after 24 levels, right?

Oh no, this is happening isn't it?

You bet it is. What else did you expect?

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It was worth doing this LP, just to have it culminate in this image.

AXEL LIVES

I ALMOST CAN'T BELIEVE IT, BUT HE DOES

Now we get to see the most heartwarming ending in Berwick Saga.

In before he is actually made part of the malevolent souls of a spell worse than Imhullu.

C'mon, you really think I would do that to him? After all I've put him through? Arran deserves to rest at last.

WRYS WAS IN BERWICK ALL ALONG AND YOU DIDN'T RECRUIT HIM OH MY WORD WHY WOULD YOU TORTURE ME SO?

Now that is an epic reaction.

Rsmou4y4 o....Mission failed, we'll get 'em next time.

I6rzviwp oIf we don't flee there won't be a next time!

Strategic retreats are still strategy, Disaad. Learn from me, the worst tactician to ever live.

Wait, who's supposed to be her former husband?

I'm glad you asked! I was wondering if anyone would catch the callback. It's from way, way back in chapter 4.

On 5/9/2020 at 10:41 PM, Saint Rubenio said:
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...noo... c'mon, don't do that... don't just namedrop your wife before you die... only player characters are allowed to do that...!

By the way, no, "Marlene" is never seen in the game. It just so happens that this one-off is married and has children. And now those children are orphans and that woman is a widow. All because I wanted experience and that simurgh down. What even is a simurgh down...? We're the good guys!

Fun fact: It took me longer than it should to find part 21 again, because I tried searching for the words "part 21" in the topic... Except I had screwed up and called that one part 20 as well. This was the only time I made that mistake in this thread, and it's come back to bite me in the ass at the very end. Hilarious.

And when was Narvia the centre of Veria?

Since the entire royal family was sitting there.

When'd he do that again?

Never in the official canon. I made it up for comedic effect.

I don't think his nose is fake actually.

I dunno, it looks awfully big...

I relised I may have cursed this LP with the deaths of Elbert, Leon and Larentia ages ago. But regardless......

Please don't blame yourself. Everything is entirely my fault.

Merry Webbmas!

Merry Webbmas to you too, my friend!

 

On 12/25/2020 at 8:05 AM, This boi uses Nino said:

Merry Christmas and Merry Let's Playing WOOOOO!

Eeyyyyy! Same to you!

I'm gonna have a blast going through all Megaman X and Megaman Zero games kekw.

Go right ahead. I'm replaying the Dishonored series, myself. Everyone likes 1 better, but 2 is so much more fun to play that I just cannot agree. That, and now I've got a computer that can run it properly. It's unbelievable how this laptop can run it at a perfectly stable 60 FPS with ultra graphics, whereas in my old desktop I was barely reaching 40 with medium graphics.

EDIT: Also new LP in my signature. Yeah check it out if you want to see me harcore nuzlocke a game. And for my shameless shill I'll watch the next part so let's-a go!

Sure, I'll check it out.

 

On 12/25/2020 at 11:15 AM, Christmas Dayni said:

Oops I did it again.

Looks like you did.

Ah Jacharam, both a threat and not at the same time. You've gone into how so, but any really good Light magic would be another huge damage dealer. Chaos was threatened by this guy though and that's hilarious considering his skill list.

Honestly, Chaos could've torn Jachie apart before he even had time to lift his sword. Jachie's just lucky that Chaos was a snivelling coward underneath all the bravado.

 

On 12/25/2020 at 1:17 PM, The Roger The Paladin said:

 

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Kind of is in a game where Excalibur is Merric exclusive and magic damage is solely decided by the tome, Gharnef has base 18 speed (despite a cap of 20) instead of 15, and even with Maximum luck and resistance Gharnef can do anywhere from 7 damage per hit to 21. Also... Wendell hadn't procced HP once despite his 60%. Merric's 80% HP growth allowed him a nice pool of 38 hp. He also ends up with 8 defense post promotion (though Wendell has that before). Basically... it's possible for Wendell to wreck Gharnef if he grows well in HP. Also doesn't help that Wendell's base luck is random... and both his luck and speed growths are worse than Merric. That said, Wendell is indisputably the best healer no matter what, so even if he grows poorly he's got that. Meant they were both valuable parts of my team right to the end.

I see... FE1 certainly sounds like an experience. A tedious experience, but an experience.

Or was Navarre just edgy Michalis? That is the real question.

Anything that undermines Navarre is good in my book.

I did say mostly the same. I consider the DSFE versions of my examples to still be superior. Just not as much so as the ones like Dolph and Macellan.... though that would be amusing.

Dolph and Macellan are so bad that they're good. Bucktooth Abel... not so much.

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Well, I heard that in Dragon Ball Super, which I've never watched, he saved the universe by winning a baseball game, which settled a dispute between two Gods of destruction preventing them fighting (which would apparently be a universe destroying event). It's notable Yamcha more or less retired from fighting to become a baseball player after the Kami incident, and was apparently the best around at that.

The anime did also add various scenes which are often called "filler" and debated as non-canon. These included him easily overcoming various opponents in the lead up to the first world tournament, the preliminaries for the world tournaments (neither of these are particularly impressive admittedly), and later more impressively... when he was dead after the Saibaman, he got in a fight with Recoome as part of his training with King Kai. For the record, Recoome had kicked the crap out of Vegeta before being defeated by Goku... after which Vegeta killed him while he was unconscious. Yamcha decisively beat this guy who had kicked the crap out of Vegeta. Considering Vegeta was the one responsible for the Saibamen, that must have been quite a weird form of therapy. Also after he died the second time during the Buu saga... Yamcha had a 2 vs 1 fight with Olibu... who had, at the start of the Buu saga been said to be second only to Goku in terms of strength, and Gorillia. Somehow, despite this, he won easily... which is why this fight is argued to be non-canon and people argue about the validity of filler.

I also forgot the part where all the side characters got kicked around by the Cell juniors... but in his defense... anyone present not named Gohan or the then dead Goku did. You get the point. Ironically, through all of that, we never found out where he got the scars. They just popped up after the time skip between King Piccolo and the 23rd world tournament. There's also his somewhat notable achievement of severing Goku's tail the first (well first time we saw) time he went Great Ape. Without more help than Puar, who has literally been irrelevant since that moment. He also saved Bulma three times in situations I'd be pushed to call "fights" prior to that... and given how Bulma kind of was necessary in the sagas following regularly... one could argue his most important achievements where when he wasn't fighting someone.

Also to Yamcha's credit, he's apparently the best character in Dragon Ball Fighter Z (wouldn't know, been a good ten years or so since I last had anything to with any of this), and back in the Attack of the Saiyans game on the DS, based off the Saiyan Saga.. he had an exclusive item that halved his defense, but doubled his attack, technique (which effects accuracy and ki blasts, which are basically the game's magic if you think of it like other RPGS) and speed. This actually means that despite being screwed over constantly in canon, he tends to be broken in the games.

Hmmm... In other words, Yamcha is the badass of non-canon.

Kinda like Derrick, actually, seeing how I keep making him out to be some sort of juggernaut when he's... y'know, Derrick.

Then again, I doubt Yamcha has killed the final boss of Dragon Ball Z.

Shame. Guess the multiplier would have been broken.

Probably so. I mean, Axel already left gigas knights with a sliver of health.

Me. Because, you know. It's funnier when it's accurate.

Hahahahahah... Seth ain't got shit on Ward.

The protector part was definitely a double reference, because I saw it on the list of skills when writing the song... even if I didn't pay much heed to who has what. That said... the deathmatch and desperation references were written back when Leon and Arthur were alive... indeed when Christine was the only casualty. But yeah, I had fun throwing in references to as many skills as I could, parts of he game's soundtrack, events of the game (like the aforementioned protector referencing Faramir being the reason Faye has casual mode most of the game. The reference actually turned out better when you realize she's a game over unit this chapter... which I didn't know when I wrote it), the original song (I mean, just as the original references the Eclipse ability in the chorus... I deliberately used references to phases of the moon), an aspect of Path of Radiance (Ena survives the Black Knight's strike.. and has the miracle ability, making this both a keeping of an aspect of the original's structure, a reference to a skill present in both games, and a reference to the events of the other). Indeed... I think that's the most references I could fit into a song without... well, forgetting the song part. Even if two you pointed out were unintentional.

All in all, I quite enjoyed the result. Funny how certain parts became almost prophetic.

As for Chaos.... I felt the character was extremely overconfident. I wanted to reflect it in the lyrics. Given how events worked out, instead of looking merely overconfident, he looks like one of those WW1 Generals who thought Cavalry charges would be relevant... with the machine gun having been invented.

He was a proud coward, certainly. That's the vibe I always got from him.

Thus do proud men die. Crucified, not on a cross of gold, but on a stake of humble tin.
Faye was no legendary figure when she started this journey. No lord. Indeed, not even strong enough to have defeated Chaos had she the blade Vritra when they first met.
But she had something Chaos couldn't comprehend. The drive to get stronger. Chaos had Vajra. He considered himself invincible as was. He rested unbelieving others could match him. He paid for that attitude.

Well said. That's exactly what has happened here.

Same applies to Alm's 100% crit when next to Celica back in Gaiden. I do believe they nerfed it significantly in the remake so it wouldn't snap the post-game in half.
Come to think of it, they also nerfed the triangle attack, Falco-knights, Kliff. Why? Who knows. Maybe it's because combined with all the skills, forging, etc it would be too easy.

IntSys: Yeah we better nerf Alm's 100% crit.

Kaga: How about I do it again, but the guy has access to multiple brave weapons this time.

You know, every time I think Disaad's lost that last shred of credibility... something like this happens.

I am happy to have humilliated him satisfactorily.

Unironically something I wonder every time I play a castle map in FE11 and bring Jake. Or shoot an arrow through a wall in a castle in FE6. Or 7. Or 8....
You know what? Let's drop it.

FE was never known for its resounding logic, or its grounded realism.

Faramir may have been wrong, but at least he can say he caused this. After all, he did provide her casual mode. That said... he wasn't the only one who underestimated her. I did to a degree that's almost embarrassing in retrospect.

True enough. I owe Faramir an unrepayable debt, edginess or no edginess.

I can completely see him doing this.

Hah! So can I.

Kaga sure does love his heel-face turn surprises.
Rudolf turning out to have wanted to fix Valentia and remove the dependency on Gods and the likes of Jedah's influence in FE2
Michalis going from his FE1/FE3 Book one self to giving his life to make sure Marth's army has Starlight (something kind of damaged by FE12, it was a lot more powerful when he died).
Arvis realizing he'd been manipulated in FE4 and preventing as much of the child hunts as he could.
Richard's (albeit altered in the patch) redemption arc in TRS... or even Maerchen's secret hobby of nursing clergy-men to health.
Now we see Volcens finally given a line he won't cross by "Herman"

It's something I like from him, to be honest.

Unfortunately very easily. Should have listened to Roswick more.

Or Reed. He should've listened to Reed and just not become king. Sienna would've been far harder to manipulate.

It's like Volcens is trying to imitate your catch-phrase.

Ahahahahahah... And with similar results to what no doubt I would obtain if I ever made good on my catchphrase.

Quite a show. Quite the writing. His heel-face turn might be one of the best I've seen.

I'm glad you enjoyed it as much as I do. You can probably tell I like it because I sounded even more passionate about Berwick Saga than usual. You know, while talking about Volcens, of all people. Quite unexpected, no?

I imagine just hoping that neither side bothers with him. Then again, he's probably stupid enough to think he can wield it.

I mean, his AI is aggressive...

To me, looks like the guy knew he needed a small army if Chaos had fell. He never planned on fighting on even terms.

That's very in-character for him. He always seemed to be a "brains over brawn" kinda guy.

That bag... it's unironically hilarious. You have a bag so you fill it with stuff you probably won't even use... or in at least one case, probably 2, can't.

Both cases, indeed. The limit shield is an M Shield. He can't use those.

Killer arrows? What the hell Padolf? I thought Disaad was  dumb, but this is going too far.

I think he just grabbed whatever he could find at the barracks before running to hide behind Herman's evil overhead cape.

I mean, Padolf is really that dumb.

Still, I wanted those goodies...

Makes a kind of sense in universe.

Certainly.

I mean, with a loophole as big as Jacharam has... it was inevitable.

I had been planning this for months. Months!

The execution was flawless. It came out well ahead of it's peers in the previous LPs.

Hahahahaha... Of course, you couldn't resist the temptation to make a head pun.

You could even say it was in it's own League.

I didn't see that one coming, though! Hah!

In game sprite decapitation is the pinnacle of decapitation, and may never be topped.

Actually, I'm pretty sure I also decapitated Nyna's sprite in FE12.

That said, all the other decapitations were jokes that weren't even canon. This is the send-off to the final boss. It's as you said: It's on a different league from the rest.

Can you actually have multiple restraining orders on the same person? It just sounds... superfluous.

Superfluous indeed. It's more about the message.

Anyway, congratulations on a 4th successful Iron man.

Thank you for sticking around, though thick and thin!

Now we get to sit back and see the aftermath next time.

Don't rest easy just yet! The game still has a couple of surprises left, including my favorite twist of them all. Look forward to 'em!

You'd have had me, if I hadn't finished the LP first.

I think Butterman's idea was to show up in people's notifications to make them worry. Quite the devious plan, if I do say so myself.

Though I did half expect a pun on Jacharam or Volcens or something... just for the hell of it.

That's a good idea, actually. Too good for Butterman to have come up with it himself! Hah!

 

 

On 12/25/2020 at 3:55 PM, ranger016 said:
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Always nice to see a good stomp even though I expected that.

I didn't. Probably should've, but I overestimated the cloak man.

With the same logic archers can attack from closed off rooms probably.

Turns out archers are the real mages.

Plus, when in doubt blame Volcens.

Hahahahahahahahaha... Words to live by.

You can tell it is good writing when you feel for a clearly terrible person's death.

Exactly.

I agree he is easy to cheese but still I would say it is one of the tougher final battles simply because of how well organised his guards are.

That is true. If you consider what surrounds him, his difficulty skyrockets.

I wonder, if this is Kaga doing us a favor incase you lost everyone but Reese, Ward and Lynette.

Eh... I don't know. Chapter 13 is kinda impossible with only Reese and Ward. If there was a time to do favors, it was then.

Too bad, he would likely be spared too if he just passed through.

Quite... But he just had to fight, for some reason.

You did it!

I did! Thanks!

 

 

On 12/25/2020 at 4:48 PM, ranger016 said:

And now, I can finally show off my team without any spoilers.

Let's have it, then.

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Main team,

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One of the best units of the game. Having access to two op personal swords makes him the best combat unit. I don't think I ever had a game over with him dying after he got the Gram.

Oh wow, level 29. Impressive!

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Surprisingly, Ward was one of my most under performing units. Early game he was pretty much invincible, but after a while he started to fall off hard. He holds the title of causing the most restart in the army.

I mean, he does for me, too, but he was also my best tank...

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He was the most useful unit during the early game maps thanks to provoke and having good enough bulk. Started to fall off later because of tougher enemies. Lost to Derrick for a spot on the team at the final map.

"Lost to Derrick for a spot" has to be the saddest fate to suffer.


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Easily one of the most useful unit despite the weak early game performance, one of my top damage dealers. The only weakness was his bad bulk and long range enemies seemed to love attacking him. Running out of bows stopped him from breaking the final chapter.

This is par for the course when it comes to Sherlock.

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Okay early game healer, personal orb was easily her best selling point, especially since Owen was able to use it too.

Hahahahahaha... "she was okay, her orb was great though because I could give it to the better healer." Wonderful.

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A beast in the early game, falls off a bit in the mid game but still performed well thanks to desperation. To my surprise, he had the highest number of kills in my army at 109, surpassing even Arthur's 102.

Boy, you're in for a surprise when I run my own numbers...

Also, this is the guy with the highest kill count, yet Reese is almost at max level? How many bosses did you feed the guy...?

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MVP of Berwick, he was a glass cannon, but hide and pulverize more than makes up for it. Easily one of the best units of the game.

I agree with this.

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MVP of the run, great performance throughout the game. He became more reliable than even Ward after promotion, I could usually throw him at any kind of opponent without worry.

If only I hadn't lost him...

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Good early game, then started to fall off till promotion. Breaking her personal weapon very early made it hard to use her.

Not gonna lie, seeing this Faye is kinda sad after my own Faye.

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Great early to mid game unit, having a underwhelming personal weapon does hurt him in the long run.

Who's this guy again?

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He could easily become one of the better units if he was allowed in the early main maps. Despite not using in the earlier chapters, he was one of the most fun units to use. His ending made me like him even more.

THE D-MAN! This guy, this is a guy you can call reliable.

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One of my favorites and the best sword user of the game not counting Reese. Both him and his sword are easily one of the most op things of the game. Late game performance does suffer a bit because of poor defense but still one of the more reliable units.

Sherpa's awfully accurate for a dude with only one eye.

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One of my favorite characters of the game, the 20 turn limits hurt a bit but a lot of the main maps have 24 turn limit, so it becomes a lot more bearable. And access to Darkmend in late game makes him stay relevant despite his poor bulk.

More or less my opinion about him as well.

Also, wow, max level.

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Good backup healer, have better healing power than Izerna despite being much lower level. Her personal skill was the reason I managed to beat the final map easily.

Good ol' Silence.

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Being the only flier, she is one of the most useful units of the game. Despite being weak to range, she was the best ballista killer.

I see where all the statboosters went.

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One of the better Ests in the series, she more than makes up for the amount of babying she needs. Have one of the best personal weapons in the game.

Wait, no liquid magic? No wonder you took so long to promote her...

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One of my favorite units, not having a personal weapon does hurt him a bit during the late game, but still pretty useful overall. Tends to be wasteful thanks to missing the first hit and adept.

Hahahahahaha... "Tends to be wasteful thanks to missing the first hit" why in the world is this the general consensus about this moron? His hitrates aren't even that bad!

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The best healer of the game thanks to being a mounted unit and having greater bulk than most frontliners.

If only she were around for longer.

Burroughs:  The only casualty of the run, Didn't have enough courage to restart Chapter 14. He was easily one of the top damage dealers, one of the most op units of the game if used correctly.

Quite right. R.I.P.

Lynette:  Great performance for the one chapter she was available. Both personal weapons were very useful.

Our Bond is more useful than both personal weapons, not gonna lie.

Bench warmers,

Adel:  He was pretty useful thanks to vantage early on, eventually was outclassed by Arthur and Elbert.

You have no idea what you missed out on.

Leon:  Deathmatch was great for killing strong opponents, would have used him but was benched due to having too many spear users.

His arc is stupid good. By which I mean, literally, it's stupid, and good because of it.

Christine:  She was pretty good when I used her, although outperformed by Sylvis in early game and Sherlock later.

Such is the fate of Christine.

Volo:  He was in an unfortunate position, too strong for early game to gain any exp but weak for late game to perform well. Probably could have performed better if I didn't use Sherpa and Faramir too much.

Ewww edgelord.

Sylvis:  Best early game archer, performed well in the few maps I brought her. Unfortunately, I didn't want to bring her in the easy early game maps which made her underpowered when I remembered about her again.

Oof...

Ruby:  Pretty bad performance wise, could have become better if given more attention but there were enough cavaliers already.

So you missed out on free Clifford. Unfortunate.

Czene:  Pretty weak performance wise, she was not really needed thanks to Axel and later Thaddy. I wanted to use her mostly because of her promotion, but forgot eventually.

Hahahah... Ohh, poor Czene.

Clifford:  One of the most op units of the game, performed great when I used him. Would have used him if I was using Ruby.

At least you didn't lose him in Stolen Sword. Like some other people.

Faramir:  Great early-mid game unit, lower bulk makes him harder to use than Sherpa. Eventually replaced by Enid and Faye.

Bows give him a niche, I feel.

Esteban:  A more combat oriented thief, overshadowed by Czene's availablity and Thaddy's steal.

Can't really see him as a thief when he has no thief skills. He just uses daggers because why the heck not.

Aegina:  Good early game mage, but was replaced in favor of Perceval. Having really poor bulk didn't help either.

Aegina's really mediocre, I can't blame you.

Dauod:  Good unit overall, but there was already enough axe users and tanks when he joined. Although he could be a good replacement if needed.

Who needs Daoud when you have Derrick?

Thaddy:  Best thief of the game, only reason he didn't get used much was the lack of stealable items and Axel.

Axel - bane of the thieves. Seriously, he's so much better at searching, it's not even funny.

Marcel:  Another decent tank, pretty much a more defensive Dauod.

He's so fabulous, though!

Alvina:  Performed well in the few maps I used. Similar to Leon, was benched in favor of other spear users.

She's more useful when you're Ironmanning and have lost all the riders.

Until Larentia decides to betray you again, that is.

Sorry for the double post, couldn't edit the previous one.

'Tis fine.

 

On 12/26/2020 at 12:44 AM, BrightBow said:

Ah, figures.

Can't think of anything. Especially since having only a max 35% chance of success essentially means every possible target has Arrowbane. I just found it interesting that game mechanics worked out in such a way, considering that pref is the only bow which is not 1-2 range. I would have expected the skill would just give you 3 range, no matter the stats of the bow.

Well, I'm not sure how the game's code looks like, but I can't imagine it'd be that difficult to just make the skill add 1 to the bow's range and call it a day.

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Actually I'm not. The only names I know in the context of Three Houses are Byleth and Edelgard. And I suppose there are also Nowi 3.0 and that pink haired axe girl that is ripping of Hilda.

Nowi 3.0's name is Sothis, and she shows more skin than Nowi in some places. She lives in Byleth's head and nobody else can see her, and she disappears a third into the game, but still you can marry her.

Bet you're happy to have learned these facts.

And Tomas was already used in FE1, so clearly it couldn't be from Three Houses.

Hahahahahahahahahahahahah.... hahahahahah! You sweet, naive child. As if that would stop them. They reused like four names in this game! I know it doesn't sound like a lot, but c'mon.

You'd think they could've at least gone for different spellings, if they absolutely had to reuse those names. Like, Thomas, Hilde, Lawrence and... I don't know, friggin' Claudio. But nope, same spelling too! That won't get confusing at all! I mean, who even plays the older FEs, anyway?

But you were talking a lot about Octopath Traveler in the Tehee thread, so I figured that's where it's from.

Yeah, no. Octopath's not perfect, but it's not the unpolished mess that is Three Houses.

In his games every now and then you encounter scenarios that work in terms of game mechanics but are utterly absurd from an in-universe perspective. Like sending a dodge-tank against that army of Dragonzombies to get them to torch each other in Tear Ring Saga.
Or the first encounter with Voxwald in Vestaria Saga. Guy's blocking your way with crazy stats and a 1-2 range Spear that absorbs life and reduces HP to 1. What are you gonna do? Well, Voxwald can't absorb any HP if the target has no HP in the first place, and there is no mention of the Spear actually killing targets that are already at 1 HP. So just let him drain your guys and then kick his ass.

Oh yeah, I remember that one. It was hilarious too.

And let's not forget warpskipping. "Oh no, we can no longer stop the enemy! Their leader sat his behind on the throne! It doesn't matter that there's still like 40 of us out here, he's won, go home!"

Hopefully I am wrong here, but it still wouldn't be that unlikely. Activation rate is (damage taken) x 3. She dealt like 10 damage, so it's a 30% activation rate at best.

Still, avoiding death by 30% four times in a row is something that... I'm pretty sure literally nobody else in all my LPs has managed.

Consequently this means 34 is the magic number if you want to reliably use Vengeful to your advantage. It always risks crippling Dean, but he will still get his attack off.

That's why it's so reliable against chapter 3 Chaos, huh.

Well, I think I'm gonna save myself the trouble to steal a Swordbreaker then.

Hey, take what I said with a grain of salt. It's what the bad wiki says, and we know how that place is. Besides, I imagine if you can run ahead of him and block the stairs, he'll remain a sitting duck, so it's still worth considering.

Dean also gets critical hit immunity at level 20, so he could reliably take big chunks out of him. And of course there is the good old Deathmatch + Miracle Charm combo.

Good options as well.

Back with your TRS run, I quickly noticed that I missed way too much lore, so I generally don't pay attention to it. Maybe if I ever go to your FE6 and FE12 runs and get proper context.

Well, that's fine. You don't really miss out on much. The FE12 LP's not aged well, anyway. I rushed to make it in one month to keep my mind away from the fact that I was nervous about college, and it shows.

The way this is framed very much suggests she rendered him helpless before giving him the Coup de grâce. Surprisingly hardcore, I gotta say.

I mean, at this point she's got all the reason to be angry.

They only come until turn 30, actually. So eventually you can stop blocking those stairs.

Good. I still don't trust it.

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As if Derrick could be defeated by such feeble attacks...

Oh, nevermind then.

Derrick prevails over his puny enemies!

I'm sure he is proud that Volcens ended up just like daddy. Evil, stupid and soon also dead.

Can we just blame Mordias for everything? Technically it's all his fault, seeing how without him Volcens wouldn't exist.

Ah, Padolf. I don't know why he is in this game, but I know the game would be poorer for his absence.

My thoughts exactly.

Meanwhile Volcens.

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Yes.

Hahahahaha!!!
 

Bahahahahaha!!!!!!
 

Hohohohohoho!!!!!!!
 

Gahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Very much.

Ah, such a sweet sight for sore eyes. Guy didn't even use a crit. Goes down to a single normal attack. Beautiful. Truly beautiful.

Honestly, if Volcens didn't get the final words that he does, I'd enjoy this just as much.

He is most certainly human, with all the failings that entails. Still very much evil, though.

Hmm... I guess it depends on your definition of evil. He didn't seem like he wanted to be evil to me, he was just made to do evil things because he was a gullible dumbass. Not that it absolves him of his crimes, mind, but I think there's reason to pity him.

The way he dies is pretty damn brilliant. He is a man of so many vices and sins, that he deserves death for many different reasons. Yet none of those sins ultimately caught up to him.
He died because of his few redeeming qualities. Because causing genuine harm to his sister was a notion that was utterly inconceivable to him. He died because he could have been a better man then he ended up being.

I hadn't even realized this. You're right. He didn't die because he was a bastard, he died because for once in his life, he wasn't.

With that said, I wouldn't go as far as to say that I felt for him. Maybe it's just the cynism of recent years taking it's toll but...
I mean, I get that it's goddamn hard to be a good person at the best of days. Especially with the baggage of a crappy family like Volcens' father Mordias. But I also never got the feeling that he was even trying to be better. And that I find much harder to sympathize with.

You got a point there.

Maybe if the consequences of his vices didn't hit so hard enough that it instantly killed him, it would have been the wake-up call he needed to work on himself.

I think it adds to the tragedy. His final words clearly imply he had finally seen himself for what he truly was, and he would've become better if he lived. But he didn't.

But as he was, I am much more willing to sympathize with all the folks doing their best and ultimately dying because of Volcens' unwillingness to put in the same effort.

Oh, this is absolutely true, though. There are people far more deserving of sympathy than Volcens.

Not that I think his death is handled badly or anything. The fact that it even allows for those kind of reflections means the writers did their job very well, I'd say.

Exactly.

I just love how it's not even clear how much he was aware of what's going on. He was the guy who directly accused Roswick of only wanting to support Warrenheit to protect his daughter and chapter 9 pretty much confirms that Jacharam was using him to make the kind of proposals that could potentially backfire on him. So he was most certainly conspiring in some fashion. But if he really understood that Herman was a Raze Priest or even that they were to cause the downfall of Veria, I am less sure of.
Maybe he just accidentally conspired with Herman for a while and only learned that what was going on went beyond the usual powerplay between nobles once he was knee deep in treason.

Personally, I've always assumed that he had no idea. Like Tianna said, he was nothing more than a "self-serving leech." He went along with Herman because it seemed like the best way to mantain his privileged position, and Herman played him like a fiddle the entire time. Notice how he flinches alongside Volcens and Sienna when Herman puts on the garbage bag? He didn't see that coming.

Well, in theory. He still has a crit chance. With Roswick/Reed having less then 40 HP, he could absolutely cause a game over in only 2 turns.
Now sure how I feel about that. I mean, if it's meant to be a time limit, then the damage he causes should be consistent. But if he is meant to be stopped, then maybe don't slap a bane skill on him that allows him to dodge the only weapons that can still reach him, no matter their accuracy.

Well, it could've been worse. He could've had an assassin knife.

Fortunately it's not a huge problem either way, considering they are still in Physic range. Or if you have Darkmend, you can have Owen heal and block the stairs at the same time.

Ideally you want two pacify users in the throne room, though. If Paramythis gets berserked, it won't end well.

...Of course, if you have a third healer, that's the problem solved. But I didn't. Maybe I should give Izerna a serious shot in my next run.

Even with it's terrible activation rate, weapon skill/2 +5%, at this point Parry has a solid 30% chance to trigger.

That's Faye for ya.

I wonder how much it actually drains weapon durability. I did once have sword break after a Parry, so I know the game at least still rolls for the random chance of breaking when it reduces durability.

That's kinda vile.

And anti-shield weapons cannot be used against them either because they still don't even use a shield. Funnily enough a Breaker weapon can destroy an Axe if it's used for Axe Guard, but since they don't actually block attacks with their axe, but simply carry an axe that magically gives them +20 defense, that approach doesn't work either.
These guys just feel really weird to fight.

In any case, they are probably the reason Lynette and Padolf come with Killer Arrows. Because at this point the only thing that still properly tears through these guys is either a Hammer or critical hits. And Padolf also carries an Estoc because it's the best weapon for Reese to take advantage of that 100% crit rate.

I love how Padolf's inventory is smartly designed... For the player. In universe, the guy just tossed a bunch of shit into his bag that he couldn't even use, for some undiscernible reason.

I wonder if the reason the game doesn't show when Armshift triggers, is because it only prevents durability from getting worse, but doesn't do anything about the random break chance. It would probably feel a bit weird if the game would tell you Armshift just triggered, just for your weapon to break immediately afterwards.

That's probably it.

Now? The Raze priests all took their turns already. Why not just wait until the start of the next turn, so it will block two turns of dark magic?

Okay, I made a whoopsie.

I mean, you've tried to get Reese's dense ass killed so many times already. What makes you think this will be the day?

The fact that he's finally doing the dirty work himself? Not that it made much of a difference, in the end.

Also, would either of you mind to take this a bit more personal, instead of sounding so generic?
Jacharam. Reese foiled your plans many times over.
Like, remember that time you leaked out information that the Sinon Knights were about to attack Ramagan Bridge, and despite that they not only survived but also successfully destroyed the bridge and stalled the invasion of the Empire for months? If it wasn't for him, you would have been able to wrap the whole thing up before the death of the Emperor, instead of having to do this crazy last minute gambit that is about to get you killed.

And Reese, Jacharam is the guy truly responsible for your father's death. He is the one who brought ruin to the Western front and allowed the Empire to invade Sinon.

Come on guys. You can do better.

I've got to agree. For such a "personal" villain as Jacharam, their confrontation's kinda awful. Derrick getting the kill is far more impactful, I must say.

 

 

On 12/26/2020 at 7:09 AM, This boi uses Nino said:

SAY WHAT!

Uh, yeah... Game's over.

oh my god what I said before feels like a cruel joke now... so uh, well... I'm still tuning in for the conclusion but well you already beat the game...

Sure, if you wish.

 

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Yes.

Indeed.

YES.

INDEED.

YESSSSSS! 

INDEEEEEEEEEEEED!

I mean, it was to be expected, really. How ELSE could I have done it? With Reese? Please...

What a way to end it. A Razite offing a Razite to end the conflict. Kinda mirrors what's happening in the North at this point in the story, haha.

And what a Razite, too. The best Razite!

derrick.png.830d97cb7ac75fe5f94d1d41ddf751ce.pngOh, come on! 

Hah!

Wait, really? I usually have animations set to "Some," so I haven't heard this. Sounds pretty awful.

I like this game's animations too much for that. When I want things to go faster, I just speed up the emulator.

Wait a minute...

Ahahah...

I guess Urbanus really was a Disaadist, making a man like that do something horrible. Kinda reminds me of that one boss in Chapter 10 of FE4 who deosn't want to catch the kids, especially with all the humor.

Hahahahah... Well, I figured a bonkers plottwist with Disaad was in order, to wrap up the LP.

Well, congrats! At least one of Berwick's Best Girls survived the run. 

Faye carried the run, man.

...Unless you mean Ruby. In her case... I still can't believe it. She's the one paladin that lived!

Also, here's a teaser for what's going on in Minimum Recruitment for the part I'm currently playing.

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Hype.

...This better be Adel and not Elbert, I swear--

 

 

Is over:

Spoiler
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Last time, Derrick saved the world. Today... Hahahahahah! Can you tell I lost a couple of units? Goodness, the gaping holes in the formation...

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Meoilxpy oWhat of Vester and Vanmilion? How fares the battle in town?

3cxl4xfi oWith the mastermind Jacharam dead, the Imperial soldiers are scattering and being easily routed. It will not be long before the battle comes to an end. Victory is assured!

Meoilxpy oThank goodness... It was a grueling battle, but we saw it through... I'm grateful to all of you.

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3cxl4xfi oNay, milord, it is we who are grateful to you for your splendid leadership. You have made us proud to serve you as Knights of Sinon. You have brought us all the joy of victory. If I may speak frankly, milord...

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Meoilxpy oWard... I could never have come this far without all your hard work.

3cxl4xfi oMy hard work? You honor me too much, milord.

9qk5ifz8 o But it's true! You didn't allow even multiple deaths to sway you for the cause! How badass is that?

Meoilxpy o...Now that the palace is secure, I should seek an audience with Her Highness. Ward, the soldiers are in your hands. Let no enemy breach these walls.

3cxl4xfi oBy your command, milord!

Kprxlvu1 o

I must say, Sienna looks a lot more natural at the throne than Volcyboy ever did.

Y8ew3fye oYour Highness, we have regained full control of the city of Navaron.

8avaxokx oNow that all of the surviving Imperial soldiers have surrendered, the citizens can finally be at ease once more.

Zig1fg6v oWell done, both of you. In the name of the Kingdom of Veria, I offer you my sincerest thanks.

Y8ew3fye oThank you, Your Highness!

8avaxokx oThank you, Your Highness!

9qk5ifz8 oThey both say this at the same time. Hard to convey in pure text, of course.

Zig1fg6v oA few moments ago, I received a letter from Prince Bernard saying that he has recaptured Valemtine. Therefore, I must go there as well to meet with His Highness.

Y8ew3fye oIf I may ask, will Your Highnesses be making peace with the Raze Empire?

Dbcibonu o

Zig1fg6v oMadam Quescria, please show them the letter we received.

Xzxwjjvk oYes, Your Highness.

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She goes and shows it to Sienna, then to Vester and Vanmilion.

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And then to us the player!

0bthkna9 owe came to realize that, as fellow human beings, there was no cultural or religious difference to great for us to overcome.

0bthkna9 oHis Late Imperial Majesty never wished for anything more than to make peace with you, but after his body was racked by illness, he was left a shell of himself, unable to control his subjects as he wished.

0bthkna9 oBefore he passed, his last words to me were these: "End this war. Find a way to reconcile our peoples. If our son can carry the blood of two nations in his veins, then all is not yet lost."

0bthkna9 oIn honor of my late husband, I will carry on his dying wish. Princess Sienna, please help me in doing so.

Wvp9m1pb o
 
Well, shit. Who would've guessed - turns out the Emperor didn't want any of this. He was just too weak to stop it.
 
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Zig1fg6v oI ask for Dukes Roswick and Reed to accompany me, as well as Archbishop Lebough and Madam Quescria. I will leave the care of Narvia and Bornia to the two of you. Our first task should be to rebuild the towns and villages lost to the flames of this terrible war.

Y8ew3fye oI agree wholeheartedly, Your Highness.

Zig1fg6v oQuescria, please summon the others in here as well.

Xzxwjjvk oYes, Princess. Lord Reese, Lady Lynette, please enter.

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I am sick of people kneeling already.

Zig1fg6v oLord Reese, heir to Sinon.

Meoilxpy oYes, Your Highness!

Zig1fg6v oLady Lynette, heiress to Serenia.

9od0s0am oYes, Your Highness!

1pcfv1ay oShirou, knight of Selba.

0ziku8k3 oYes, Lord Lionheart!

Txzubig9 o ...Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Zig1fg6v oYou are to lead the reconstruction of the kingdom's western domains.

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Oh, okay. Just like that.

Meoilxpy oY-Your Highness...?

Zig1fg6v oAs you lead your homeland of Sinon, so too shall you assist your wife as lord protector of Serenia.

Meoilxpy oMe, lord protector of Serenia?!

Bnes4lei oLord Reese, surely you must know by now that Lady Lynette is the last of the Noble House of Serenia.

Lgjkwhcy o Actually... I'm pretty sure no one's told him. If he knows, it's because he's put two-and-two together and realized that the Chosen One of Serenia's probably the heiress to Serenia too. That, and Sienna called her "heiress to Serenia" 30 secs ago. But nobody has told him. Nobody ever tells him anything.

Bnes4lei oThus, when you are wed, you will share her responsibilities as well.

Zig1fg6v oIf you so wish, your lands will be merged into the Duchy of Serenia, and you will become Duke in your own right as well. Or, if you are opposed to the idea, Lynette shall become sole Duchess, and the two of you will part ways. What say you, Lord Reese?

Meoilxpy oI'm not opposed, but... This is just all very sudden... Lynette and I haven't even talked about betrothal yet...

Lgjkwhcy o You haven't even spoken for longer than five minutes in total since your reunion!

Zig1fg6v oWhat about you, Lady Lynette? How do you feel about it?

9od0s0am oI would love nothing more than to marry Lord Reese here and now.

Kmo6n7wa o

Uedfz3v4 o Holy shit, Lynette...! If he's an emotionless sociopath, she's a raging psychopath! Heh, maybe they really are made for each other after all...

Meoilxpy oLynette?!

Zig1fg6v oLord Reese, henceforth, the Berwick League will be no more.

9qk5ifz8 o Oh. Guess it really has fallen, after all. But thankfully, it's not because I'm in control.

Zig1fg6v oIt is time to let the hatred of our ancestors die and make a new alliance built upon friendship. It will be both of your duties to stand at Prince Bernard's side after he ascends the throne as king. Therefore, I ask you once again: Will you join with Lynette and give all of your strength to the rebirth of the Kingdom of Veria?

Meoilxpy oYes, Your Highness! With all of my being! For the Kingdom of Veria, for its people, and for its king and queen, my loyalty shall never waver!

Lgjkwhcy oGee, Reese. Don't speak such romantic words, or even I may fall for you. Jesus Christ, he couldn't have been any more uptight about it if he tried...

Zig1fg6v oVery well. Stand, both of you.

As7317ca o

Eyy, it's the cool tune!

Ema7qe0x oRdnqp0ff o

At this point, all the NPCs step forth and say a line.

S1ckvmc0 oBgk24v2b o

What's with ye olden english all of a sudden?

Rhxpftqf oGya1ehww o

We barely know you.

Okeq8jzg oMxahjhqs o

Ahhh, Best Grandpa! I'm fond of Roswick. He's a simple character, but he's a much needed voice of reason in the throne room for most of the game. I appreciate his existence.

Xtxbax3i oG2kitfs7 o

You need to learn not to perv on people's sisters after they've been rescued from kidnapping and mental manipulation.

0zq0qmuc oS9jyubni o

And you need to learn to read cues. Or, in your case, gigantic neon signs that say "I DON'T WANT YOU."

Rapcn0bx o
 
Vzdno2vd o

Zig1fg6v oMay you both be happy for the rest of your days.

Meoilxpy oThank you, Your Highness!

9od0s0am oThank you...

E9n5alef o

And with that, we begin the character endings proper! Starting with...

Vxfdxh01 o

Meoilxpy oSaphira...?

Hvs5bh0n o

Lynette immediately kneels. Of course. At least Reese is familiar enough with her that he's not acting like a robot for once...

Ovc03nyv o
 
Ffhqrexn o

You son of a bitch.

1wdnk6cb oWhat...?

Meoilxpy oWe'll be returning to Sinon as soon as we're finished packing. But before we do, I have a favor to ask of you...

1wdnk6cb oL-Lord Reese... What is it...?

Meoilxpy oLest we simple humans presume to know the thoughts of the gods... Lest we fight each other once more, claiming to stand for their will... Please, lead us all well... Lady Apostle.

1wdnk6cb oThat's... such a great responsibility... Do you really think I can do it...?

Meoilxpy oYou are the Apostle. If anyone can do it, it's you.

Dbpuavya o
 
Mcpwqxw6 oE3s3cx6p o

1wdnk6cb oI'll do what you ask. I know I can't escape my destiny, so I'll face it with everything I have.

Meoilxpy oI'm sorry... I know you carry a heavy burden.

1wdnk6cb oThen... promise me something, too! If I'm ever in trouble... will you come and save me?

Meoilxpy oI will. I promise. If there ever comes a time when you need my help, I will be there.

1wdnk6cb oThank you... If you promise me that, then... That'll be enough for me...

O6ydicos o

Jo4nkjdz o

Is it this woman's thing that she likes making dramatic entrances? She's always coming out of the most unexpected corners, I swear... Is there even supposed to be a door there?

8ghkdcqt o

Xvrsbfd6 oLord Reese, thank you for everything you've done for me and Her Eminence. Take care on your journey.

Meoilxpy oDame Paramythis... I should be thanking you! To have been able to fight alongside a Shining Knight has been a blessing in and of itself.

9qk5ifz8 o Oh, you have no idea, Reese... The assassin encounter, failing to trigger Vengeful four times in a row, all the crits she got in chapter 13... This woman has survived odds the likes of which you've never even faced.

Xvrsbfd6 oPlease look after Saphira for me.

Meoilxpy oAlways, Lord Reese.

Xvrsbfd6 oLady Lynette... Have a safe journey home.

Iektecqd o

Meoilxpy oWhat's wrong, Lynette? Oh, that's right... I suppose this is the first time you've met outside of battle, isn't it? I'll introduce you properly. This is---

9od0s0am oYou're the messenger I met as I was fleeing through the forest...! You gave me that bow and the orb of Pallas Serenia!

9qk5ifz8 o Oh, snap! Turns out Paramythis had a bigger plottwist under her sleeve than her little ward!

Meoilxpy oWhat...?

Xvrsbfd6 o...Yes, I did.

Music change.

Xvrsbfd6 oI'm so sorry for everything you've had to go through because of it... Lord Reese, lady Lynette... I'll tell you everything.

Xvrsbfd6 oAs Lady Lynette said, it was I who met her in the forests of Mineva. I disguised myself as a---

Meoilxpy oWait, I haven't even heard about this meeting in the forest before... When did this happen?

Xvrsbfd6 oSeveral months ago, when Sinon fell. The Archbishop told me to find Lady Lynette and awaken her power. I took the relics of St. Serenia and went searching through Mineva. Then, I happened upon her at a natural spring in the forest.

Nggdemcp o

Xvrsbfd6 oThen, a few days later, the soldiers who'd fled to Mineva saw a miracle... The Chosen One of Serenia appeared and led them all to victory.

9qk5ifz8 o So yeah. If you were wondering how exactly Lynette ended up not only surviving, but also becoming one of the leaders of the successful front of the war... This is it. Paramythis did it. Because Paramythis is a ray of glorious sunlight amidst the clouds of a dark thunderstorm.

Meoilxpy o...In other words, you used the legend of St. Serenia to make Lynette seem like the Chosen One?

Xvrsbfd6 oYes, that's right... Archbishop Lebough planned it all, and I carried it out...

Meoilxpy o......

Xvrsbfd6 oI understand if you cannot forgive me for my actions...

9qk5ifz8 oForgive you? Forgive you for what? Not being real so I can be too socially awkward to ask you out? I guess I can forgive you for that...

Uedfz3v4 o ...E-Ergh... Look, a distraction!

Xvrsbfd6 oBut at the time, there seemed to be no other choice. Had we not taken action, the west would have fallen completely, and hundreds of thousands would have starved to death in the invasion...

Lilb0cqg o

Meoilxpy oIt certainly did work... The people found the courage to fight again... The common people were inspired to rise up and fight against the Empire... But Lynette...

Xvrsbfd6 oYes... I've caused you so much pain, Lady Lynette. I only wish there were some words I could offer as recompense...

Abpt3c5c o

Oh dear... Run away, Paramythis! That one's volatile...!

E2nf3yxg o

Never mind, all's good.

9od0s0am oI'm grateful to that messenger of Veria I met in the forest. I was given faith when I was lost. She filled my heart with hope again when I needed it most.

Xvrsbfd6 oLady Lynette... Thank you... Maybe the Archbishop was right after all... Perhaps you were the real Chosen One all along...

1wdnk6cb oI think so, too! I can feel it... Lady Lynette's blood is like mine. And that means you didn't lie to her at all, Paramythis. You were doing the Goddess's work!

9qk5ifz8 o Awww, look how she worries for her dearest bodyguard. That's so wholesome.

1wdnk6cb oLady Lynette, you have a kind heart. If only we'd been able to meet each other sooner, I know we would've been good friends.

9od0s0am oLady Apostle...

V9pjjne8 o

1wdnk6cb o...I'll be praying for both of you. Even when I'm far away in Valemtine, I'll never forget about you...

Un5d0vxz o

Music doesn't change here, weirdly enough.

Ps4nmuuw oI see... You're going home too, aren't you, Rosalie...?

Vxqntpa3 oYes... I'm returning to Riana with Princess Aegina...

Ps4nmuuw o...It'll be lonely here without you.

Vxqntpa3 oI owe you so much, Lady Tianna... I'll never forget the kindness you've shown me.

Ps4nmuuw oThe same to you, Rosalie. I'm grateful to you as well. To be honest, I wish that I could keep you as my assistant forever...

Vxqntpa3 oOh, Lady Tianna...!

Dq4n2jqp o
 
Ye1y5ko4 o

Ps4nmuuw oCome now, show me a smile...

Vxqntpa3 o...L-Lady Tianna... *sob*

Vxqntpa3 o...Once things calm down in Riana, can I come back and see you again...?

Ps4nmuuw oYes, of course. Stop by anytime. You'll always be welcome here.

Vxqntpa3 oT-Thank you... *sniff*

Hs5xe0rn o

Ps4nmuuw oNow, run along before Princess Aegina starts worrying about you.

Vxqntpa3 oY-Yes, ma'am...

Qeanavvu o
 
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Zencdqst o

Well, that was bittersweet...

Zoolblsp o

Meoilxpy oTianna, Rosalie just ran past me while bawling her eyes out. What happened?

Ps4nmuuw oWell...

Meoilxpy oOh, I see, so she came here to say her goodbyes...

Ps4nmuuw oHer ship will be leaving soon, but if you leave now, you might be able to catch her before she departs...

Meoilxpy oNo, I think she'll be fine without seeing me one last time...

Lgjkwhcy o Rude, dude. You stumbled into her and didn't even make the slightest effort to fare her well?

Meoilxpy o...But are you all right, Tianna?

Ps4nmuuw oM-Me...? I'll... I'll be fine... A-Anyway, what did you discuss with Her Highness?

Meoilxpy oWell, a lot of things... First, I'll be returning to Sinon. Then, as soon as I do, I'll be leaving for Serenia next.

Ps4nmuuw oI see... Speaking of Serenia, where is Lady Lynette?

F56j0swv o

Ps4nmuuw oAre you all right with that?

Meoilxpy oWhy wouldn't I be...?

Lgjkwhcy o Oh, I don't know. I wouldn't trust Lynette alone in a locked room with a girl that also likes you very much, for instance...

Ps4nmuuw oOh... No reason...

Ps4nmuuw oI suppose the day has finally come when you'll be leaving, then...

Why does Vester's march start playing here?

Meoilxpy oIf there's any chance that you could come with us, then...

Ps4nmuuw oI'm sorry, Lord Reese, but I can't... I'm still waiting...

Meoilxpy o...For your fiance?

Ps4nmuuw oYes... Maybe with the war ended, he might still find his way home... I can't give up hope yet.

Lgjkwhcy oSo she's going to stay put and wait for a man that is almost certainly dead by Arcturus. Sheesh...

Meoilxpy oYes... I imagine so, too.

9fxvl8jo o

Meoilxpy oWhat? No, that's not what I meant... I meant that I also think he might return home, with the war over.

Ps4nmuuw oHee hee... Thank you, Lord Reese.

Meoilxpy oWere you... messing with me? At a serious time like this?

Ps4nmuuw oI always

89npk0dz oDOES. NOT. COMPUTE. DOES. NOT. COMPUTE.

Ps4nmuuw o......

Meoilxpy o...Sorry.

 

Ps4nmuuw oI always hate goodbyes... Forgive me a bad joke or two to ease the sadness, won't you?

Meoilxpy oHah, of course. I hope you never change, Tianna.

Ps4nmuuw oAnd I hope we are able to see each other again someday, Lord Reese.

Meoilxpy oAs do I. You've been like the mother I never knew, Tianna. I'm truly grateful to you...

Xt5rg9g5 o

Meoilxpy oN-No...! Maybe more like... an elder sister...?

Txzubig9 o Bwahahahahahaha... I swear, if he starts calling her "onee-sama" I'm going to have a stroke.

Ps4nmuuw oHee hee hee...

Meoilxpy oAha ha ha...!

Uedfz3v4 o Wait! This isn't the time to make bad jokes: REESE JUST LAUGHED! I can scarcely believe what I'm seeing...!

Meoilxpy o...We still have a little time before we set off home for Sinon. I'll be going around the city wrapping up business and saying goodbyes.

Ps4nmuuw oI understand. When you are ready to leave, please come say goodbye before you go.

S9ffcckx o

New music for the town.

All right! Remember how at the end of TRS, we walked all around the world saying goodbye to everyone? Same thing here, except it's the city where we've spent the entire game. And by everyone, I do mean everyone.

Ymcz3uzw o

We can go into each of the locations, and all the shopkeeps and NPCs have their own small farewell lines. I love this, it's a wonderful way to finish the game. Just a shame we can't go back to Erzheimer's home. We can't enter the vault either, so we can't say goodbye to either Erzie or Clara. Oh, well.

I pondered how to handle this, and I decided to just visit all the locations and character events in order. So let's check 'em out, starting with the dungeon.

Fjbz3jrr o

Rcymypww oI think now our job will be getting all these trinkets we took off prisoners back to their original owners...

C5ybvxnx o

Kaga did the Three Houses meme first.

...Yes, I've been waiting the entire game to say that.

Vl2zdl9y oAnd I must say, that's the happiest I've ever been about this job.

B3y8c56e o
 
Tewn2dfq o

If Marcel had survived, he would've left with Cecily, and Savat would have a different line. Alas...

N2dit7qa oWelcome them as you would a young bride into your son's home.

Lgjkwhcy o What a weird thing to say, especially considering your daughter's character arc.

Kwwoismo o

Oxm8ceei oWhat? sometimes even I want to wax poetic for a change! Ha ha ha...

Lgjkwhcy o Your boyfriend is dead, and it is my fault.

Fp48ffxf o

Ahhh, the best shopkeeps: Axes man and guy who doesn't exist!

Stgz8xxz o

4f7glult oMy son got back from the war the other day, too.

9qk5ifz8 oI had no idea you had a son! Is it an axe, too?

4f7glult oI'm just glad we've got places to go back home to.

3gx9eos6 o

Bey0rny7 oI'll never forget how a foreign lord came and shopped at a little old place like ours!

 

9qk5ifz8 oHeh... One more time, Reiss.

4f7glult oOne more time?

Txzubig9 o Take a gander at THIS!

4f7glult oAn axe...!

9qk5ifz8 oNot just any axe... It is Tabarzin - the axe that the legendary hero Derrick used to put an end to this war and save the world!

4f7glult o...!

9qk5ifz8 o I want you to have it.

4f7glult oO-Oh... my... AAAXEEE! PEJJ, LOOK! LOOK! WHAT AN AXE! OMIGOSHOHMIGOSHOHMIGOSH! THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE!

Bey0rny7 o...Heh, well... Guess I'm happy for you, man.

4f7glult oTHANK YOU, TACTICIAN! THANK YOU SO MUCH...!

Mxv8npti o
 
Lxq86bec o

Phrbyqeh oIt's all thanks to you, Lord Reese. Take care on your trip home.

9qk5ifz8 o Remember at the very beginning of the game, when this guy was lamenting that he had to sell his wares cheap to soldiers? Now he's the first one to thank us for all our hard work. How ironic...

8bc1de9o o

2wzfebz7 oIt'd be nice if I could go see them with Cecily...

Iqt70dlx o

Okay, time for the first ending! For this... character that we've never even used.

Bozr5zuq o

Music.

Irlipgqz oSure thing! Say, aren't you headed off on your trip startin' today?

Uootydkn oThat's right. My son and I are going back to Alagonne. We're pretty sick of war, so I think lumberjacking sounds good.

Irlipgqz oSounds like a fine idea. Wish I were in your position. My wife and my son were both killed in the invasion a few years back. I've been wonderin' what to do with myself ever since they died...

Uootydkn oI know how you feel... Back when the Empire invaded, they destroyed my home, too. I thought I'd lost my wife and son both in the fire... So when I found out that my son was still alive as a slave, my whole world was turned upside down. I don't know why, but I guess Veria protected him...

Irlipgqz oSo you're sayin' your son was made one of the Empire's janissaries?

Uootydkn oThat's right. he was only thirteen when they took him, though he never made a very good soldier, it seems.

Hncjpmal o

9qk5ifz8 o So, uh... Remember ages back, in chapter 6, when Daoud captured a random blue-haired soldier? Turns out, it was his son. Believed dead, actually alive as an Imperial janissary, Daoud just happened to run into him that day. And, y'know, watch as we crippled him.

Irlipgqz oWow, poor kid... So, how's he doin' now?

Uootydkn oHe's spent a few months lying in bed at the abbey to get his strength back. Now that he's good enough to walk, it's about time we went home.

Irlipgqz oYou'd best take good care of him. If the Goddess protected him, thens he must have somethin' in store.

Uootydkn o...But out of all the kids I've seen die in this war, why him?

Ymjeobhi o

Uootydkn oEven though he was rescued after getting wounded, he still died right in front of me. He was no better off than all the others that couldn't make it back... It's not us adults that the war hurt most, I'll tell you that. It's all those kids who were caught up in it all and made to kill each other...

Irlipgqz oAin't that the truth... There's no good reason to ever go to war, that's what I say...

Ffuf5tmf o

Suddenly, Ward!

C880ndwj o

3cxl4xfi oI take it you are returning to the Highlands, then?

Uootydkn oYeah.

3cxl4xfi oHow is your son's condition?

Uootydkn oHe's doing pretty well, considering. Sister Luciana has been taking good care of him.

3cxl4xfi oI am glad to hear it. I know Lord Reese would be, as well.

3cxl4xfi oWhat are your plans after you return to your homeland? Is there no chance of persuading you to come with us?

Uootydkn o'Fraid not. Like I told you before, I'm done being a soldier. Julian and I are gonna live a quiet life from now on.

J6ixq1ja o

Uootydkn oIt's my job to do everything I can to help him get better, as his father.

3cxl4xfi oWell said. I know that Julian will be just fine in your care.

Uootydkn oI'm sorry I couldn't say my goodbyes to Lord Reese in person. Tell him for me, won't you?

3cxl4xfi oOf course. Stay well, Daoud. I pray we meet again someday.

Uootydkn oSame to you. ...I should go. Julian's waiting for me.

Bmxigxz0 o
 
O0mzg8or o

Uootydkn oI trust him. I know he'll lead us into a new age of peace and prosperity.

Fzufkl7k o
 
Gzkdjojp o

3cxl4xfi oLord Reese will not fail us.

Ue7tkfkq o

That was neat. Let's keep going now.

Ggjrxz6h o

Y1y65ybu oBut you Sinon folks have taught me more about horses than I thought there was to know!

Yllcicna o

If anyone deserves a happy ending, it's Adel. Boy, am I proud of him.

8m01rhsu o

Music.

Biklshgy oYes, almost...

Keqvgwzq o

Biklshgy oEveryone... All my life, you have given me so much, and I will miss you all very dearly... And yet, I don't want our parting today to be a sad occasion...

Ilrbpdns oWe know, Lumiere... And we're glad for you. Just knowing that you'll be happy... That'll be enough for us, too.

Biklshgy oMr. Danton...

Ilrbpdns oWe're not so greedy as to try and keep you away from finding happiness!

Ilrbpdns oHey, Orlando! How long are you gonna keep hiding your face, huh? Aren't you even gonna say goodbye to Lumiere? You busy crying?

Dh2yrvnr o

Tb9vqadg oLumiere and I have known each other for such a long time... We artisans... We don't need words to say our feelings! It's in the heart!

Biklshgy oYes, that's right... And I'll never forget your kind and gentle heart, Mr. Orlando...

Zwvrxarh o

Ilrbpdns oSir Adel... We're counting on you.

9qk5ifz8 o Ah yes, I'd almost forgotten Adel is present in Lumiere's ending. But at least he didn't play second fiddle in his entire arc, like a certain someone else.

Ilrbpdns oTake good care of her.

H24blq3o oI will. I swear it on my name as a knight of Sinon.

H24blq3o oOh, that reminds me, Lumiere... What about your family? Are they here in town? Have you said goodbye to them as well?

Biklshgy oYes, I have... Just now...

H24blq3o oHuh...?

Ilrbpdns o...Sir Adel, my father first established this business about 17 years ago. Lumiere here was one of our earliest members.

H24blq3o oWhat...? But she would have been barely old enough to walk...

Ilrbpdns oThat's right. I still remember the day she first came to us... Someone abandoned the poor girl at the smithy nearby. We'd meant to bring her to the orphanage at some point, but...

Wskanwem o

Ilrbpdns oWhoever wasn't busy would keep her company, play with her, teach her how to do some craftwork... Orlando wasn't exaggerating when he said they'd known each other for a long time.

Biklshgy oMy mothers were the kind old women who taught me alchemy... And my fathers were the craftsmen here at the atelier... They are my family.

Ilrbpdns oNext time we meet, bring us some grandkids to look after! Maybe we'll branch out to toymaking for 'em. Should be fun, eh?

Biklshgy oHee hee... And I could introduce them to all of you... Yes... I'd like that.

Ilrbpdns o...All right, Lumiere, you'd best be heading on out. Have a safe journey!

Q96hmqwp o
 
L6gjw3nt o

Hahahahaha... Adel had four lines in his ending! I mean, don't get me wrong, I like it. It's heartwarming, it's nice. But what do you mean, "(Adel)"?

8pdkg3li o
 
Umm2uvjq o

Tb9vqadg oYou were the first to ask what I wanted to make.

9qk5ifz8 o Your weapons are very impressive. You must be very proud. One of them was wielded by a hero of legend!

9c1fc1ne o
 
Knfili3d o

9qk5ifz8 o Like fishing?

Zvbsl5tm oHow'd you know?

9qk5ifz8 oOh, just a hunch.

Zvbsl5tm o...Thank you, Tactician. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

9qk5ifz8 oOh? What for?

Zvbsl5tm oYou embody the worst parts of my profession. You made me realize that I hate it, as much as I hate you. So, thank you.

Lgjkwhcy o ...Uhh...

Zvbsl5tm oI'm glad to have met you. Just don't let me see you ever again. Especially when I'm handling my fishing rod. I might be tempted to shove the hook up your--

Uedfz3v4 o Okay, okay, I get the point...

Epwvvuv6 o

Ucqrmgfp oI can ship it just about anywhere, even Sinon or Serenia!

Txzubig9 o Hahahahaha... All these heartfelt reflections and farewells, and then there's Jonathan, who's still just as desperate to sell off his crap as ever.

87ttlbvu o
 
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Gszk0zkk o

I'm, uh... sorry about your brother, whatever happened to him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jqomna4g o
 
P8bedvg7 o

Hey, where's Volo?

Xhqpmjzv oIf you're ever in the neighborhood, stop by and say hello, won't you?

Lyxy1xuo o

No, seriously, where did Volo go? Usually he's still there if he isn't recruited! Well... I have one theory. Remember how that rando Leticia got ballista'd in chapter 14? Apparently, she has a vital role in Volo's hidden character arc. Y'know, the one that happens if Chaos/Faye dies in chapter 3 before they can fight? I'm guessing her death has prompted him to leave Navaron. I... can't say I'll miss him.

Uluumdba o

Vqoe2ro0 oWe're gonna keep working to make Narvia a safe place to live again.

Wx8rjxdw o

Ons14mdv oAs a member of the Guild's staff, I offer my deepest thanks.

 

Uedfz3v4 o......

Ons14mdv o...It all ends soon, Tactician. Today, at sundown.

Uedfz3v4 o Indeed, you bastard... Indeed.

 

4djxo7gf o

Whoa, whoa! What's this... alien language!? I do not comprehend these writings!

Well, this right here is the biggest thorn in Aethin's side. The mercenary farewells. It took him and Lightgazer ages to even find the files containing these lines. And when they eventually managed it, they were unable to properly insert the translations. Aethin hoped that this new version I'm playtesting would be the end of that, but it has proven more difficult. I can only hope he eventually manages it, because some of these are quite interesting.

In any case, I do have Dean's translated line. Here it is.

Xmshkuj6 oI'm going to watch over my family's graves and live a quiet life... But if the Raze Empire ever comes back, my axe'll be sharp and ready.

He's... still unhinged. Most of these lines are like that. Axel laments that he still hasn't the money he needs, Sylvis claims she'll remain in Navaron until he can hunt down Weiss, Clifford is still getting drunk off his ass at the bar, Thaddy gets a questionable job to raise the money he didn't get from us...

But, judging by what I saw in the files, by far the most unsettling of them is Owen. He disappears. In his usual spot is a priest that says they haven't seen him in days, and wonders where he's gone. Considering he isn't freed of the curse if he isn't recruited, I can only imagine they would eventually find him, at the bottom of the river...

Bi5dtcz9 o

Thankfully, we were able to save him from such a terrible fate, so instead, we get to watch his ending!

Lpb7uidx o

Music.

Kexfg14m oYes... I want to return to Raze and help the people whose lives have been ravaged by the war.

Sko8qat5 oWe must also assist the other clergy through this difficult time. A major reformation is in order.

Lgjkwhcy o A reformation of the dress code, I hope. Seriously, those garbage bags need to go if you guys want to be taken seriously.

Kexfg14m o"Man is not beneath the gods. The gods exist for our sake, to show us what we can aspire to be." That's the teaching that we reformers want to emphasize to our citizens. I pray that the Churches of Veria and Raze will be able to reunite as one faith, as in olden times...

Xzxwjjvk oI pray that is the case. That we may return to the time long since forgotten by the laity... The ancient days before our faiths were torn asunder...

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Ugg0cmtj oBrother and sister? Now there's a thought...

Oaash4gb oYou're sick.

Xzxwjjvk oThe creator and creatrix, night and day, the destruction and rebirth holding the cosmos together... Ever since the ancient schism, each of us has only held half of the truth. And because of that, endless blood has been shed in the name of holy war by the Kings of Veria.

Xzxwjjvk oIn the face of such persecution and hatred by fellow brethren... Especially in recent times by the late King Mordias IV, who started this war for his own designs...

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Xzxwjjvk oAnd the Church of Veria played no small part in this, after pardoning our kings' sins time after time...

Kexfg14m oMadam Quescria, you have my trust. I believe that some day, our two gods will be reunited once more. Not just as two in holy union, but as truly one.

Xzxwjjvk oYou speak of the Primal Divinity? The one called Lazberia spoken of in the Verian Scriptures?

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Kexfg14m oIndeed I do. That same passage is found in Razite Scripture as well. That the League and the Empire may find harmony and join in faith... That Raze and Veria may be united into their true form once more... Surely, that is their eternal will, the duty the gods now ask of us as we move into this new age!

Xzxwjjvk oFor once, spoken like a true priest!

Kexfg14m oBut of course! Ha ha ha...

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Kexfg14m oI'm afraid he is right. Farewell, Madam Quescria! I shall never forget your kindess!

Xzxwjjvk oTake care of yourself. I look forward to the day we can meet again, Father Owen.

9qk5ifz8 o Well, that's Owen's ending. Didn't really have much to comment. It's just well-written overall. It also provides some bits of much needed insight into the good sides of the Church of Garbagebag, embodied by Owen. Quite good, all in all.

 

Ugg0cmtj o...C'mon, Veria, dear. You heard them. Just give me a shot... Your followers want it! My followers want it! I want it! So why don't you!?

Oaash4gb oGrrr... They have no idea how you are! What you are! Disgusting freak... I would sooner screw a cactus than get anywhere near you!

Ugg0cmtj oOof... Such harsh words... They only make me want you more, you know.

Oaash4gb oYou're such an incorrigible imbecile... I swear, you could stand to learn from your worshippers more than they from you.

Oaash4gb o...That priest, for instance... Owen, was his name? It's been a long time since I last laid eyes on such a human.

Ugg0cmtj oOh yeah, I gotta agree. A man of two faiths... Heh, who would've thought? And the way he resisted Urbie's curse! Now that's what I call a strong mind. Quite the admirable individual, all in all. Glad he's on my team.

Oaash4gb oYeah, yeah. That's all very important. There's also the fact that he's a treat for the eyes, and he takes proper care of his hair, unlike some people.

Ugg0cmtj o......

Oaash4gb oPerhaps a visit to the earthly realm is in order... Maybe I can possess that one pink-haired chick that he occassionally flirts with. Yes, I think that could work...

Ugg0cmtj o...Wonderful. Now I'm getting one-upped by humans. Humans of my own faith, to boot! Ahh, darn it all...

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2d3gjvxf oSo, take good care of yourself, Lord Reese!

Jshap2sy o

I do not look forward to visiting this location.

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Zlonc8lu oThe one who truly heals is none other than Mother Veria herself.

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Xkynbhhs oOn the day Valemtine was liberated, a few boys were born in the city. I heard that one of them is named Reese after you!

9qk5ifz8 o Awwwww... That's cute.

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Sigh... I guess there's no point in delaying this.

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I should've known that bastard would move. I should've... I'm so sorry.

Ava0jod3 oHcbsop8e o

If I'd been able to best Krishna, you wouldn't have perished... Forgive me.

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You... Your death was just an overall mess. I should've paid more attention. I'm sorry.

Ttbgxg1e oQrp8otae o

Sylvis missed. Still my fault. I should've done things differently, gone for a more reliable strategy. Please forgive me.

Cdiecxwa oJaydwcuo o

I let you be torn apart by horsemen... It's all my fault.

Dq8u3eig oEyqleq18 o

I should've been faster. If I'd just focused on retreating, you would've lived. I apologize.

1r9zwc4b oSft7w2rc o

I shouldn't have let you venture into the darkness without a full HP bar. My deepest apologies.

155bu5gx o1vuxwtiq o

I can blame Larentia as much as I want, but in the end, I left her in range of the dork's berserk. Sorry...

Xacp1eve o3drzpzd8 o

I could've just had you fly the other way. It was so easy. Ah, damnit...

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......

I'm so very sorry.

Qmggzdyr o

Okay, enough melodramatic drivel. Let's move on to the next ending.

21aqderk o0kpd9xii o

But first, a fun fact! The gravekeeper comes to give you the inventories of dead people even when you're inspecting the graves at the very end of the game, long after you can even use those items. Hah.

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Myuseec.

5dudyczy oGreat work, everyone. Thanks for always working so hard. You've really helped me out a lot.

Fkn3oxsy oNo, thank you for giving us such valuable experience! But now that our contract is up, you'll be handling things all by yourself again... Will you be all right?

5dudyczy oWell, since the war's over, I can't imagine I'll be so busy anymore. I think I'll be able to handle it.

Fkn3oxsy oI see... I wish you luck, then. If you ever need our help again, please give us a shout!

5dudyczy oI will! Thank you all!

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5dudyczy oPhew... It's so quiet...

Gwwoy5f5 o

Not for long!

5dudyczy o...Hello, Burroughs.

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Stqgibtb oHow rude of you, Bianca! These are Lord Reese of Sinon and his adjutant, General Ward.

5dudyczy oWhat?!

Meoilxpy oWe've met before, correct?

5dudyczy oA-Ah! I'm sorry! Please forgive me!

3cxl4xfi oBurroughs, to business.

Stqgibtb oRight, sure.

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3cxl4xfi oWe have the horses to pull them, but we lack sufficient wagons for them to pull. Would you be able to build us a handful of additional wagons? It would be a rush order...

5dudyczy oWagons, huh...? Well, how big, how many, and how soon?

3cxl4xfi oLet me see here... Here you are, all the details are on this paper here.

5dudyczy oHm... I see...

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Meoilxpy oThanks, Bianca. You're a great help.

3cxl4xfi oWe're counting on you.

Stqgibtb oLeave it to us!

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New music.

Stqgibtb oAll right, let's get started, shall we?

5dudyczy oNow, hold on just a second...

Stqgibtb oWhat?

5dudyczy oDon't "what" me! Why are you still here? If you're with the Sinon Knights, why didn't you go with them?

Stqgibtb oOh, I quit the knights. It's not like I have any particular loyalty to Sinon anyway.

Lgjkwhcy o Excuse you! We're the reason your ass is alive!

5dudyczy oYou quit?! What are you going to do for money, then?

Stqgibtb oCome work for you, of course. Don't tell me you planned on making all those wagons by yourself? You'd never be done in time!

5dudyczy oWell... Maybe you have a point...

Lgjkwhcy oI still have to wonder how two people alone are going to build a dozen wagons in, like, a day.

5dudyczy oBut where will you live? You don't have anywhere to stay anymore, right?

Stqgibtb oExcuse you---I do, in fact!

5dudyczy oReally? And where's that?

G7dipvcd o

Hahahahahaha... Of course. First she loses her brother, then his deadbeat friend forces himself into her home. Being Bianca is suffering...

5dudyczy oI beg your pardon?!

Stqgibtb oWhat? It's not like I'm gonna go back to those smelly barracks...

5dudyczy oYou know very well "what"! You can't stay with me!

Stqgibtb oWhat, afraid I'll try to put the moves on you? Don't worry, you're way out of my league.

5dudyczy oW-What?! Why, you...! Who the hell do you think you are?!

Stqgibtb oAll right, fine, I get it...

5dudyczy oI don't think you get it at all!

Xqfri2fd oGaqswsrw o

Burroughs paces about for a bit, and...

2cf5p2he o

That's what he calls "settled"?!

Stqgibtb oThis lumber should be good, right?

5dudyczy oListen to me when I'm talking to you!

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5dudyczy oAh, yes! That's me!

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5dudyczy oWhat are you doing?! Get your hands off my merchandise!

Lgjkwhcy oHow did he even manage that? He broke an entire ballista in one second flat! He has Armsthrift, how's that possible?

5dudyczy oSorry about him...

C1whrhoj oNo worries. Good day to you!

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5dudyczy oOh...

5dudyczy o......

5dudyczy oKlamp...

Stqgibtb oHey, Bianca, quit dilly-dallying! Where do you keep your tools?

 

 

 

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Well, that was Bianca's ending. Ends in a nice, hopeful note. Burroughs broke a ballista or something, too. And now, for some who's actually the protagonist of his ending. Imagine that.

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Man, I'm sure posting more music links than ever before. Figured I'd go all out with the music, this being the final update and all.
 
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Bda25u8h oLena?

Oq99rbgz oWhere are you going?

Bda25u8h oM-Me? Oh, nowhere... I was just feeling hungry, so I thought I might get something to eat...

Oq99rbgz oYou shouldn't tell lies.

Bda25u8h o...Guess there's no fooling you, huh, Lena?

Oq99rbgz oI'm afraid not.

Bda25u8h o......

Oq99rbgz o...Lord Reese is going back home to Sinon, right?

Bda25u8h oYeah...

Oq99rbgz oI thought you'd want to stay here with us once the war was over...

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Oq99rbgz oHuh?!

Bda25u8h oNow that the world's settling down, I'm a bit out of a job... So, I thought I could take this lute and go travel the world.

Oq99rbgz oYou have a lute?

Bda25u8h oYeah. Didn't I tell you before that my dad was a traveling musician? I wanted to try being like him. I've even had Miss Ophelia teach me how to play a bit...

9qk5ifz8 oOh shoot, referencing a character arc in another, unrelated character arc? How bold of you, Berwick Saga.

Oq99rbgz oWow... I didn't know you were good at playing the lute...

Bda25u8h oI mean, I don't think I'm really that good yet... But how about I put on a show for you anyway? Ha ha...

Oq99rbgz oSure, I'd be happy to listen.

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Music changes to this at this point.

Oq99rbgz oWow...! What a sweet tone... It makes me feel like my mother's wrapping her arms around me...

Bda25u8h oIt's all thanks to Miss Ophelia. Somehow, she was able to teach a guy like me to play like that. Anyway, when I'm traveling around, I hope I can bring a bit of joy back in the lives of other orphaned kids...

Oq99rbgz o...You're really doing this, then? You're leaving the city?

Bda25u8h oYeah... Madam Quescria said she's gonna build a new orphanage for you and the other kids here. So, if that's the case, then I thought I might as well go see the world...

Oq99rbgz o...Say, Thaddy...

Bda25u8h oYeah?

Oq99rbgz oI love to sing. You know that, right?

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Oq99rbgz oI'm always too embarrassed to sing anywhere outside of my room... But... I think I'd like to try singing in front of everyone...

Bda25u8h oReally? Even though it's embarrassing?

Oq99rbgz oYeah... If I'm with you, Thaddy, then I'll be all right...

Bda25u8h o...Then, do you want to come with me?

Music change

Oq99rbgz oCan I...?

Bda25u8h oSure! I'm totally tone-deaf, so I can't sing lyrics very well. But if you came with me...

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Bda25u8h oL-Lena...

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Nice bit of romance that's better written than the main character's romance. Amazing. Next up, the sword fetishist.

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He's in the middle of doing what he does best: swing his sword around at the air.

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Prte9f55 oThis sword is not yet mine...

3cxl4xfi oOf course it is. You were granted it personally by Lord Reese himself.

Prte9f55 oThat isn't what I meant... I still lack strength to be this sword's true master.

Lgjkwhcy o I mean, you're not even promoted.

3cxl4xfi o......

Meoilxpy oKramer, what are your plans? Will you not come with us?

Prte9f55 oNo, I've got my own path to follow. The war may be over, but there are many places that are still unstable.

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3cxl4xfi o"There is no path before us. We lay the path behind us as we walk." Such were the wise words of the swordmaster Alcyone.

Prte9f55 o......

3cxl4xfi oPerhaps even one such as you could be a vessel for this mysterious thing called "heroism."

Meoilxpy oI won't forget you, Kramer. Take care of yourself.

Prte9f55 oThank you, Lord Reese. May we meet again!

Vvpr8stc o

The camera pans up to the sky, and...

Cizwr0fk o

You know the drill.

3cxl4xfi oStill, searching out a legendary sword just so he could become a hero... How very much like him...

Meoilxpy oPeople need dreams. Something to seek that's far outside our reach...

3cxl4xfi oHah, have you been caught up in his romantic ideas as well, milord?

Meoilxpy oMy dream is to create a new and peaceful world alongside Lynette.

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Good luck with that... I've heard tell that Christine can briefly appear at the end of this, but I've never seen it happen. That's... actually her one and only appearance in the ending. That's right, Christine has no ending of her own. It's a really bizarre oversight that I've always found to be extremely jarring. What a shame, too, she's such a cool character.

Alas, even if she had an ending, we wouldn't have gotten to see it. I'm not sure what dream Ward will find, but I'm fairly certain he should start by finding a way to cope with the fact that he's lost... basically everyone he ever cared about.

...Urgh...

Q8n1xz2z o

Faye! I'd never seen this ending before. Or Thaddy's, for that matter. Between my three save files, I have every ending available, except for Volo's. And... Yeah, just Volo's, actually. Everyone else, I've seen.

Xiluwuih o

I really like this one.

Ps4nmuuw oI suppose the time has come for you to depart to Izmil, hasn't it?

Kvbwgecb oYes... I must continue my Father's work of protecting the Divine Twins. They must not be allowed to fall into the wrong hands again.

Ps4nmuuw oWe'll miss your company...

Kvbwgecb o......

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Kvbwgecb oNo, I don't think so...

9qk5ifz8 o Silly faye. The only way to summon that dude is for you to die! Reese, pull out the Gram--

Kvbwgecb oRegardless---From now on, when either of you gazes up at the sky... know that the same sky lies above Izmil as well. No matter what occurs hereafter, I shall never forget the time we spent as comrades-in-arms.

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Meoilxpy oFaye... I won't forget the time we fought together, either. I pray that the next time we meet, it will be in peaceful circumstances.

Kvbwgecb oYes, I agree... Until then, Lord Reese.

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Is there even an exit over that way...?

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Meoilxpy oIt's a shame to lose a swordswoman of her caliber, yes... But she has her own path to follow. And also...

Ps4nmuuw oAlso...?

Meoilxpy oShe won't be alone. She has someone watching over her...

Lgjkwhcy oNot to mention her father, who is still very much alive. Has everyone forgotten that, or what?

Urshxtez o

Here it is...! The ending we've all been waiting for! Oh, I almost can't believe he's lived this long!

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Rbumtcrb oGoin' home, huh, Lord Reese? Best of luck to you. Thanks for givin' me a job these past months.

Meoilxpy oWhat will you do now, Axel?

Rbumtcrb oWell, I don't know... I never thought I'd live this long. But, seein' as Davy Jones doesn't want me for his locker... Maybe it's a sign that I'm s'pposed to turn over a new leaf for good.

Rbumtcrb oSo, I think I'll go on livin' for a bit longer yet.

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Meoilxpy oI see... What about Ciel? Will you ever see her again?

Rbumtcrb o...You know about her?

Meoilxpy oI heard some of the story from Sister Luciana at the abbey, yes.

Rbumtcrb o...I can't even remember the faces of the people I've killed.

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Rbumtcrb oBut if she saw me, she'd know... She'd recognize me... And even if not, I've still done terrible things... I don't deserve to be seen by pure eyes like hers.

Meoilxpy oAxel... You and Ciel were together for many months at the abbey. She's known for a long time that you were a pirate... But she never once resented you for it.

Rbumtcrb o...How would you know that?

Meoilxpy o"How"? I asked her myself, of course. In fact...

Rbumtcrb oY-You didn't---!

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Oh yes, he did... The sociopath did some snooping around, discovered Axel's whole story, and decided to help him out. Unbelievable...! This is the same guy who's always the last person to be told anything!

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Meoilxpy o......

Rbumtcrb oReese... Why, you---!

Meoilxpy oYou and Ciel have a lot of catching up to do. Take care, Axel.

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Xoatbnou o

That was the happiest ending in the world. Gosh, I swear, it makes me smile every time I see it. If that other ending didn't exist, this one would be my favorite in the game by far.

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This is actually Aegina's ending, but the game knows that Sherpa's the one most people are going to give half a shit about, so it's his name in the parenthesis.

1w4wvxim oWell... Under Bernard's administration, things have gotten better with a lot of corrupt lords being cleared out...

9qk5ifz8 oI've said before and I'll say it again: That guy works insanely fast when he wants. The war isn't even over yet! You'd think he'd be too busy, but nope...

1w4wvxim oThough the villages the Empire burned down are still in ruins. But Kay's doing her best, and she can handle things herself, I think. To be honest, I was wondering about Riana's reconstruction instead. Need any help with that?

Rkdow2fs oI am not sure if I want such an unreliable man's assistance.

1w4wvxim oHah, of course. But won't you be so lonely without me? If you ask me nicely, then maybe I'll come along.

Rkdow2fs o...All right. Please, do come with us...

1w4wvxim oWhoa, what's this now? The prim and proper Aegina I know would never say such embarrassing things!

Oaafoyst o

Rkdow2fs oWith such difficult times ahead, I have no time to spend indulging your frivolous sense of humor. I'd have thought even you might have the sense to understand that!

1w4wvxim oAll right, I get it, I get it... You've got a big responsibility...

Rkdow2fs oHonestly, how insensitive can you be? Don't you know that Kay is eagerly waiting for you to come home? Go back to the Highlands and give her your help, not me!

Lgjkwhcy o Yes, I support this idea. You've the mental age of a 5 year old.

1w4wvxim oHeh, I should've expected you weren't the type for heartfelt goodbyes...

Rkdow2fs oWell, Sherpa, fare thee well... And... thanks for everything.

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Rkdow2fs oHm?

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Upsy-daisy music.

Rkdow2fs oW-What are you doing, you fiend?!

1w4wvxim oMy last favor to you... carrying you to your cabin.

Rkdow2fs oHave you lost your senses, Sherpa? What do you think you are doing?!

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Rkdow2fs o...!

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1w4wvxim oSorry about that, Rosalie. I'm not really sure what happened...

Vxqntpa3 oWell, I can hardly blame her... Any lady would swoon after being held in your arms, Mr. Sherpa.

1w4wvxim oHah, I guess it's a curse.

Lgjkwhcy oSeriously, Kay and Sherpa had better chemistry, Rosalie and Sherpa have better chemistry... Sherpa and a rock have more chemistry than Sherpa and the pink moron!

1w4wvxim oAnyway, I should probably put the Princess in her cabin...

Vxqntpa3 oYes, let's let her dream for a little while longer...

Vxqntpa3 oPoor Princess Aegina... Her road ahead is a hard one... She must bury her personal feelings in order to focus on reconstruction... We imagine it may take ten or even twenty years to fully rebuild. I'm worried that she's going to end up working herself to death over all the responsibility... I hope her cherished memories with you will be enough to carry her through the difficult times. For that, I am very thankful to you.

1w4wvxim oI should be thanking you for taking such good care of her.

Mxfkqyny o

1w4wvxim oWith you as the power behind the throne, Riana's bound to become a rich and powerful nation in 20 years.

Vxqntpa3 oHee hee... I hope so. I'll give it my best shot.

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1w4wvxim oGuess I ought to bring her below deck before the ship sets off...

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Wzoi1x04 o

Well, that was that. Only two endings left, and then we can proceed to the ending of the endi