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The wrath of the gods is not as bad as my tactical flops - Awful strategist plays Sun God's Wrath, Ironman mode!

The beginning of the game (as well as a few different parts for certain units) is like Radiant Dawn, everyone is a game over unit. What do I do if I lose someone there?  

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  1. 1. Answer me!

    • We'll just pretend nothing happened. No measures taken as long as there's a game over.
    • Use them as long as they're still game over units. Bench / kill off afterwards.
    • They died and that's it. Pretend they no longer exist. Bench / kill off as soon as possible.
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Part 8 - Keeping the traditions alive.

Everyone:

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On 4/12/2021 at 2:25 PM, Eltosian Kadath said:
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...Alright, having Watch's talk sprite be an image of a sprite of a watch is really amusing

Thanks! Not even a sprite of a watch, actually. I just grabbed a stock photo of a watch and shrunk it.

Okay this is amazing.

You underestimate the valor of running away, to live to fight another day.

Sure, yeah, maybe, but still. The guy's shit!

I mean his faction is the assassins, why would he expect this assassin isn't a part of his faction...

Quit making excuses for Shitman! He's shit!

Political marriages were like that back in the day...

I know. No need to remind me.

Please do not remind me. Urgh...

So this is Rody huh...I think I will reserve judgement until I see his dragon form...

Very well.

And they were justly rewarded for their incompetence.

Hey, now... We don't even know that!

(also, nice touche with the red headed FE12 Rody...)

Rody was actually kind of an important character in my FE12 LP. Funny how things go full circle like that.

Divine weapons that choose their wielders, but also somehow have a "next person in line" for them...that sounds either very goofy, or a poorly explained system similar to most FE holy weapons...

Best not to think that much about it.

How are they so certain this Lynch is third in line to the axe. Also Lynch is "our child"... isn't he talking to his "brother" when he says this...

It was weirdly phrased. I believe the intent was that he started muttering to himself, addressing Lynch (his lover, the Caelach lookalike) even though he wasn't present. As for their child, they did just forcefully adopt Og, if you recall.

So the prison break is mostly done to begin with? I guess this is more of an escape than it is prison break...

Well, we did break the prison's guard in half.

The Blood-haired Emo manages to talk some other bloodhairs into helping them...

Good guy Smooke.

Wait does this mean Scruffy isn't a combat unit for this mission, or that Scruffy becomes the convoy unit instead of Lord Nanna? This feels like a very strange development...

Scruffy remains a regular unit, and the convoy stays on Astrea. This is just a really handwavey explanation as to who canonically handles the stuff now that the NPC that used to do it is gone.

Finally...is this when fatigue starts?

Nope, next chapter. As in, this update.

Well this is an obvious Rebecca alt...and she is even still an archer, so Redbecca it is.

I like her better than Rebecca.

More Fates mechanic coming into this hack...interesting.

Quite.

Likes: Sun God's Wrath is for good boys and girls..

Dislikes: C E L I B A C Y

so she is a Walking Billboard...

Ahahahahaha! Oh, poor Janet...

Oh my, does this mean dance trains are a thing in this game then?

Nope. The dancers cannot dance for each other. They thought of everything, sadly.

Bah, from what I remember that joke is a basic part of the expanded skills hack tool, and most hacks using it include it...

Oh.

...Well, there's another part to the joke. More on that later on in the update.

That is an impressive skill to get on a dancer...

All the utility! All of it!

Liking both family and Barbeques (she even starts with a fire tome)...I know an Arvis Joke when I see one, and that is what I will call her

You know, I completely missed it. But yeah, that actually does make sense.

To be fair Paris was the name of a Trojan prince that started the whole Trojan wars to begin with. Son of king Priam and queen Hecuba, and brother to Hector.

I mean, yeah, that's probably closer to it, but I prefer to think that Alice just started humping the top of the Eiff-- Okay, okay, I'll stop.

That is a nice touch, and ensures that they are always usable, even if you missed or lost a member card.

Indeed, I like it also. Mostly because in regular FE secret shops are mostly just a really lame "go look at a guide" mechanic.

Oh, is this one of the games where trying to block the reinforcements just shifts their position...

No, not really. Just this particular instance.

...book on relationships... god he really is a PUA...

Was there ever any doubt? I mean, look at the state of his face!

I guess I better name Extra Blonde Percival here don't I...oh wait, I just did...

Hah!

I mean promoting doesn't reset levels in this, so the promoted one actually is lower level...

That is correct.

That looks really scary, but like with the example just above, promoted enemies aren't necessarily strong enemies...

They are scarier than the regular idiots, but not by that much.

That is an interesting quirk with how capture was impleme-... You know I would have never noticed the white text if I didn't want to quote this...

Damn, so close...

Its an homage to Thracia, when all the imprisoned green bandits have axes for some reason...

Hahahahahah... Oh c'mon, I don't think everything is a homage to Thracia.

...Maybe half of everything, but there are other homages to be found here!

She must have seen that sexy move growth of his. He's got move like Jagen Jagger now.

I don't know, it took him some effort to get it. Kirin pulled one out of her ass like it's nobody's business. Next to that, anything looks underwhelming...

I mean she does have your little army backing her up. I think its nice of him to appreciate the hard work everyone else put in to see him released.

Oh yeah, good guy NPC. Glad we saved him.

Oh wow, its like a Guard Naginata from Fates...

Yeah, exactly.

Oooh, its like Genealogy's restore staff!

Oh that's right, it really is! I'd almost forgotten.

Yeah those likes and dislikes really make it look like he should be spareable...

He's the game's Camus lol

We've got trouble!

Oh noes!

BY ONE SPACE...oof, this could get bad...

Damn you, Ulysses! The readers spared you for this?!

Well played, that was a close one.

Yes, not to brag, but I'm quite proud that I managed to salvage that.

I guess that makes up for not buying one if the secret shop then...

I guess, yes.

...of course Arvis Joke get an amazing levelup...

I cannot deny, girl knows how to get me to use her. Here's hoping it won't be a mere fluke...

Huh, I guess they are just trying to emphasize the numerous faction... (also my vote is for Rhyses...)

Rhyses it is, then.

A member of the royal family...

Eyup. Random bandana girl and flirty mom are royals. Did you see that coming? I mean, they beat Camilla and Elise, that's for sure...

I guess that is one way to deal with anime ageless face syndrome. Also it seems that the Ryhses are really red headed...

Not all of the Rhyses, actually. It's just the branch of the royal family that... every single dragon we've met thus far (except Peter) belongs to. But we'll meet non-redhead Rhyses in the future.

This makes it sound like she IS the Janet that Donovan thinks he married...

Who knows?

...unless there are enough death...

Please don't even bring up the possibility.

Finally Saint Rubenio joins the story...

That he(I?) does! Let's hope he(I?) doesn't die too fast this time.

 

 

On 4/12/2021 at 4:09 PM, Dayni said:
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 It's going to be like this the whole time isn't it?

Why do you think there's a Blademaster kill count?

....It's not a simile.

Certainly doesn't match the structure of how they're written even if I did use as.

Okay, sorry. Must've gotten my words wrong. Don't forget, English isn't my first language!

Come on, I actually think it's a good game! Bad, stop spoiling yourself!

Well, I didn't. I merely googled the words, noticed that Tweety kept getting mentioned and went "ahh it's that game Dayni likes!"

So yeah. No spoilers there. I have no idea what the context is, I just know it's from there.

Though to be fair it is both huge teen angst and control schemes that you have to get used to.

Hmmmm... Well, I already have decided to tackle Awakening when I've some time. It's about time. I really do want to be able to say I've played the entire series. 1 and 2 don't count, c'mon.

It's not merely the balls, it's that they're slowed down.

I mean, yeah, the game keeps slowing down because its badly programmed...

Obviously Echoes Sagittae's better because of range, power and look though.

Echoes just plain looks better than Three Houses.

...Even if the models' faces are really dumb.

Ah yes, apologies, Axel.

Now, that's better.

Kuroth was the guy holding Beige's leash.

I'm going to hold that alongside his slavery and other charges against him.

Hahahaha... Sure. Now we just have to find a court that will put him on trial. Good luck with that!

So Mail? As in Mail armour?

No no, literally "mall." You know, the big building with many shops inside? The wording was a bit weird and the concept of a mall existing in the Middle Ages of Anime, even more so; but they were comparing us to a mall because we were enough spear suits to fill a bunch of shops in a mall.

.....

Or apparently it's decoration for his spears. Rody's got a sick sense of fashion.

They all do, apparently.

Fire of all, I got a typo, it's Kraterocracy.

Right, I figured-- Fire of all!?

Second, it's rule by military might.

Yeah, now google knows what I'm asking about.

Ahem.

Super duper magic subspace castle with Underused sister as the creator before she dies stupid, anticlimactic deaths or is completely sidelined where she should be most relevant.

Sheesh, someone's defensive over Lilith. Lilith!

...Honestly though, yeah. They could've done more with Lilith than just...

......

...They could've done with Lilith. Just... period.

That doesn't make the army having a hot spring they wheel around any less silly.

I mean, yeah, but the fact that it's not even as silly as an official FE is kinda sad.

Then again, I'd honestly place SGW on par or even above Shadow Dragon in my ranking of FEs, so... Maybe I'm biased.

Apparently something like this.

So like a Condor having a stroke?

Given he's supposedly stupid, I bet he just captured novices and thus hasn't gotten the right knowledge he was there to grab.

Hah! That's probably it, yes.

Causing such alarm too, not a good assassin.

Very bad. Fuuma would whoop him ten times over.

CLOCK HIM OLD WOMAN.

A shame he attacked first.

He's really into finding easy way of passing the time.

He's really dumb.

So many people making innuendos in this game

Mbhufq5x oYou want to be a "friend"?

You're reaching a bit here. He's just kind of a bubblehead.

I think he's impressed they all lived there for 8 years.

Oh yeah... That's possible too. I mean, eight years just chilling in some ruins? How big even was the place!?

Maybe there's a bunch of kills on days, an atrocity or two.

On the other hand, however, it's just as likely that there have been days that he just didn't or couldn't kill someone.

But I bet there'll be no evidence he had a thousand killed from a burst dam or something eh?

Nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnope.

I like this guy.

Shame he's under that Watch.

Pffft! Yeah, I like him too. He actually recognizes good advice, even from his enemies. Cool underling.

Yeah, that number seems so bizarre, even if all of them were terrified.

It's almost like he also counts his underling's kills?

He probably does, the absolute fuck.

I guess he's out of time there.

Ba dum tss! Hah!

Ninja-Samurai fight?

Oh boy we've got Fates in here.

We do, kinda!

I guess he missed that appointment for him to not expect Jeff.

Oh man, the time puns are too much...! But let's not go overboard. Watch yourself.

So, they have a wielder of a legendary tome capable of stamping down Pyron, got the materials to make it and apparently it has to be made somewhere.

Does this mean something will go wrong?

Well... We'll see. As always. Man, I'm finding myself saying these words (and variances thereof) a ton in this playthrough...

Well, looks like trouble is closer to home than Pyron would think.

His underlings are not the most stable of people.

Also, Garrison has a direct plot against him now.

At the very least, we can tell he's not with Pyron too... Probably.

1U0de01e_o.pngBetrayal..... I am betrayal!

Truer words have never been said.

So, Propater has shown the amount of love for it's father that Zephiel did.

Well, except in Zephiel's case it was justified. In Propater's case... It remains to be seen.

So the bones are clothing?

Really being unclear here Red Rody.

He's just insane, pay him no mind.

Wwggyoef oSheesh, I just offer you a servant. No need to call me a tool.

Two madmen butting heads? Sure, that's gonna end well.

Also, Traitors around every corner, even direct allies.

Cuttin' it mighty close. The sister of one of our playables, the boyfriend of the protagonist... Hoo boy.

D07i6x5j oBeause the last couple have been shit, alright? A worthy advisor isn't easy to find and you have to be willing to burn trhough the chaff.

Damnit, why are y'all willing to justify this idiot!?

Oh boy, emblem weapons are busted in this hack.

Yes.

Any chance others can be made worthy?

Well... yeah, the chance exists. But we'll have to wait for it.

So how is the right to wield handled?

If it's not purely blood based, is it proximity?

Uh...

Also, isn't Lynch his bf? Why is he talking line he's his kid, or if he and Soloud have a child together?

Like I told Eltosian, it's just weird phrasing. He's talking to himself there, addressing his boyfriend who isn't there. The child is Og. It probably would've been clearer if Sol's portrait disappeared at that point, but it did not.

So if you didn't RIP Lex?

Exactly. There's even alternate events at the end of the chapter if Lex, Katherin, Jenna and/or Charles are dead. Just Astrea acknowledging that they're missing some comrades, nothing too interesting, but hey.

Considering his brother, that chance seems non-viable.

Better than nothing.

He certainly doesn't sound like it talking like this.

Not at all. I did say he "looked", after all!

How did they get out?

Janet.

How were so many together?

Probably in separate cells, but Janet went around the place.

Also, Ryu? What're they here for?

To rescue and form an alliance with the remnants of Eli's rebels, but Propater works just as well.

So is Fuuma dead?

Don't think so. The text only says he's "injured."

That still a bunch of game overs.

Yeah, but... less.

Though man, that is some interesting numbers? Is it tight on items for unlocking all game?

In every map that isn't survival or fog. Thankfully, SGW is kind enough to let you take your time when fog is involved.

And I didn't quote it but thankfully it's modern arrive conditions.

Yeah... I can't imagine having to escape with everyone within 14 turns.

So a magic archer, but she still has a low cap. Joy.

It doesn't really matter, trust me.

She does have the ability to counter too, with her speed you'd expect she won't get so easily 1-rounded. Does Point Blank have limits on damage?

None. She just becomes a 1-2 range unit when she gains it.

Double Janet?

And she does bring a nice magic sword, dancing (Can she dance dancers?), theif utility and i guess potential magic swords combat?

Alright, alright.

Very much all right.

But no, dancing for dancers is not allowed.

(And ugh, did the game really have to use the Nice Thighs skill? It does nothing but just make comments that could be considered debasing honestly.)

Well... Fair enough, I see where you're coming from. However, as I told Eltosian, there's another part to the joke. You may find that more risible... Perhaps. More on that in this update.

Heal/10

So she has good staff rank. As well as possible magic walling.

Alright.

All of these underwhelmed reactions are so funny in retrospect, considering what her first level looked like...

Ask the forumite who made Lysithea a warrior.

Oh yeah, Benice did that, didn't he? The absolute madlad...

So their dad sucked, they know he sucked and they're afraid they'll suck like him. How will they become so selfish though?

They're just afraid, not asking the whys or hows.

Good luck with the way the war's going.

Oof...

Also the guy who caused the Trojan War so he could get some.

T H E
C A P I T A L
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F R A N C E

I can't bet it was a clean ending.

Not exactly.

That is pretty cute.

Any cases where the tiles are obvious besides?

Not entirely sure. I don't think they're any more or less obvious than official secret shops.

Come on!

Why?

That's my question!

This is more like it.

Of course. It is Dexithea, after all.

Understandable with her hit rates too.

They're actually really good at this point!

Man, at least she knows when not to proc it.

Thank goodness...

Clint?

I am so thankful you're nothing like Hawkeye.

Pffft... Oh, please. Nothing like that.

I can't remember a throwing weapon named Iron Spear actually.

Well, yeah, I was just clarifying because spears being what they are in GBAFE, it might lead to confusion...

Then again, just last LP we had lances called spears and the thing called lances being completely different, so... who the fuck even knows at this point.

So he's pretty quick on EP, moves far outside and gets a useless skill unless you're actually using him.

Yes.

Really? Clint, really?

Absolutely. I love him. There has been talk at the SGW discord of restoring Gentilhomme, Joe's former personal skill, by giving it to Clint instead of Vanity, but I kinda hope it doesn't happen, because gaining a useless skill until promotion is such a great concept for a unit like Clint.

Well, that was disappointing.

Why do you want me to lose people!? Damn you!

At least he can use that Axe still.

Yeah, it'll carry him for as long as he remains on the team.

Alright, not the worst thing we've seen from him.

L U C K

She intentionally makes herself look small to throw enemies off?

Hah! Good one. LP canon, folks!

Is it fair to compare to units who have no weapons?

I mean, no, but it's technically true, no? No combat is worse than limited combat utility, like Kirin's. Kirin is still boring.

...You know, until she decides that enough is enough, that she's gonna get used if it's the last thing she does. She had exactly one chance, man... I was gonna bench her immediately! But by God, did she ever use that chance to the fullest.

Thanks not!Rebecca.

Good job.

Real good impression to start off.

Everyone should take a page from Kirin's book.

Why wouldn't you?

Yeah, that's what I'm saying! I'll take them! Why wouldn't I?

Well, a little disappointing, using it to push allies would have been neat.

Heh, yeah.

The last sentence though;

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Not again... How could you catch me? My plan to conceal my horni was... flawless...

You are correct in fairness.

Can't argue with the movement.

Is there an axe knight?

Yes. And he's the funniest of them all, if you can believe that after Clint.

Or a Mage knight?

Kinda. You might've heard of him, his name is Evan.

Regardless, hey it's Str and some supportive states.

Yeah, Condor's not doing so bad anymore. But, I mean, compared to his first few levels, anything looks good.

Can she even support him?

Nein.

Hey, Guard Naginata!

Clever weapon choice to bring in.

I agree!

It's time to smoke his bacon I guess.

Okay, now that's just cruel.

He would be cooler to recruit than Debias that's for sure.

Hah! Actually? Yeah, he'd be. Unfortunately, there was already a lance knight in the game.

THE ABSOLUTE POWER OF THIS WOMAN

Dexithea is so absurdly buff that she has to transfer some of her raw muscle to those around her in order to avoid imploding.

I mean, he probably should be using an earth spell instead of fire.

Hahahahahah... Okay, that's good.

This is why he'll die won't it?

Yep.

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My thoughts exactly.

Holy shit Excelblem has this covered.

Bwahahahahaha... that guy sure is blowing up these days, isn't he?

No Skill though.....

Bah, there'll be time to fix that.

Hold up.

Why is the staffbot getting so much good shit?

You're asking me? I just enjoy, I have no need for an explanation!

Let's ignore move for a sec, because while Spd, Def and Con would have been useful, she's not exactly great in them and frontlining's unlikely. Everything else will be good in magical combat (except Str) and non-healing staves.

The lack of speed is really the worst part about the level. She's so utterly hopeless in def and con that I can't say I really mind that much.

And move. On the staffbot.

Neat.

If nothing else, at least now I have a clear target for the body rings. There are multiple, but due to con growths I've never gotten much use out of them. But if Kirin joins the team... Might need 'em for when she promotes to tier 3 and gains axes.

Oh yeah. That's a thing she does. Now that appeals to you in particular, don't it?

Oh great, Red Rody's relatives rebel riotously regarding Ryu.

10/10 would red again.

Ah, so that move level's part of the long con.

Watch her get nothing from now on.

Hahahahahahah

Please no.

I know you'd expect me to be screaming Dexithea, but no, Nereid makes more sense.

Hey, even when you're fanboying, you're not nearly as hopelessly biased as I am. This does not surprise me.

...Besides, you just want her to get Wrath so we can watch more female brigand shrieks, don't you?

Hey, these guys finally show up!

Took 'em a bit of time, like in every other LP. I've got some plans for them...

Oh boy, she really took off there so she did.

And I don't mean in her movement.

Hahahahah... well, at this point they've been together for months. They're quite comfortable around each other.

Morgan can only be assumed to have been kinda useful since instead of mostly useless.

He probably did something once or twice.

BILL

BILL

BILL

BILL

Bill Nyan the tactician guy--

Oh jeez, Morgan's going to be killed isn't he?

I mean...

On 2/12/2018 at 2:44 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

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His track record...

On 4/9/2018 at 5:44 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

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Isn't exactly...

On 7/8/2019 at 12:11 AM, Saint Rubenio said:
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What I'd call...

On 7/29/2020 at 6:13 PM, Saint Rubenio said:
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Stellar.

So, we now have Bill.

Mysterious person, he is...

This LP can only end one way.

Why did I know exactly what the subject of the video would be before I clicked on it?

 

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But are we hunting the dogs, or are the dogs hunting us?

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19gazxsi oThe Kingdom of Ryu. The oldest of all nations in the world. Founded well before the first war of Pyron, it was a country long led by the goddess of knowledge, Naga, until her death at the hands of Pyron over 400 years ago.

Lgjkwhcy o Oh, so gods can die, and apparently Pyron has scored a god kill already. Sheesh, he may be an idiot, but if he's a godkiller, we may have to tread lightly... Then again, this does prove Pyron, too, is a mortal. I hope.

19gazxsi oWhen she died, the country came to be ruled by her most trusted confidant, Gill.

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19gazxsi oAs king, he did his best to preserve the country as a nation state after the war. However, his brother led him down a path of corruption, tricking his brother into trying to obtain and abuse the power of the gods.

Lgjkwhcy oGill was Jahn in CT. I'm not sure which one of them was written the worst. As for the brother, I... think it was some asshole named Urien who used the portrait of that one manakete boss from FE6? I'm not entirely sure.

19gazxsi oUltimately, his actions cost both of them their lives.

19gazxsi oGill had four wives, all whom bore him children. While all his wives but one are dead in the present time,

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That's an awful lot of people on the map that haven't been introduced. I can see Nicole and Janet among them, but the rest... And again, none of these establishing shots ever have generics. Every character we've seen in each of them will appear at one point or another.

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No time for that now. Hey, who refilled those chests? We plundered them last update!

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Looks like after we killed half the forces here, Kuroth's lover arrived and killed half of what remained for good measure. Nice. Amatera, as usual, proving their sublime competence.

Kakjeobh oof what few troops we had left when we told him the news.

Xpxkmqzh oLord Antwon is the King's nephew and General Malik's son... His death could be a disaster on the Ryu front. General Malik doted on him quite a bit.

Kakjeobh oAnd with Kuroth's captives getting away as well...

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Xpxkmqzh oI don't even want to think of whose torture will be worse. We should leave now while we can!

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Uh oh!

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Death sounds keep playing, until a new person arrives.

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It's Daddy Garry to the rescue!

...I hope, at least. Last time we thought someone was coming to our rescue, he turned out to be Kuroth's brother...

Xpxkmqzh oI recognize him from all the wanted posters... This man is...

H7ggcm1g oThe last 30 men I found didn't have the information that I wanted, but you two might? I think you're all that's left.

Xpxkmqzh oHey, Boggs. How many of us were left after Lynch left?

Kakjeobh o34. So the four of us here are all that remains of the camp's forces.

H7ggcm1g oAh, so there are two more over there then. If you two don't have anything to tell me, then I'll ju-

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Kakjeobh oJust... spare us or take us with you!

H7ggcm1g oVery well then. I'll start by asking about the prisoners who were here...

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Did Jake even do anything in my FE12 LP? I don't think he did...

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Yay, dragon veins! Takin' cues from Fates, in this case! Unlike in the game they originally come from, however, they only ever have one effect: freeze all enemies for a turn. Of course, this effect is like, the best, so I can't say I mind too terribly that it's the only one. We'll be using these to great effect the entire game.

Oh, probably goes without saying, and I believe I already said it anyway, but still: only characters with the skill Dragon Blood can activate this. For the time being, this means Janet, Nicole and the character that we'll get at the start of this map.

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Ah, here we go. Fatigue commences today. Attacks and healing add 1 to the counter. Go above your durability, and that's it. However...

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Stamina pouches recover some, 10 to be precise, and stamina drinks reset it to 0. Pouches are a lot more common and have 2 uses, one more than the drinks.

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That's enough gameplay talk. Let's speak to our draconic allies. Because SGW is interesting like that and makes the dragons our allies from quite early on.

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O1qqs5vc oIt looks like it was a roaring success.

Zgcyfelr oYes, Brother! This here is Astrea, leader of this group from Propater.

O1qqs5vc oPropater? That's perfect! We've been looking to speak with you.

Det8lbw5 oAnd we'd be more than happy to speak with the royalty of Ryu. You saved us all from who knows what kind of awful fate.

O1qqs5vc oWell, that's what we aim to do. For now, you should all rest. We can talk more tomorrow.

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Cozy little place. Just one tidbit, though: IT'S ON FIRE AAAAAAAAAAAAA SOMEONE GET THE FIRE EXTINGUISHERnah that's just a dragon vein, no worries.

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2r3s1rge oWe were in that jail for only a few days, but things are looking up now. We lost some good people on the way, but we met up with Ryu soldiers in the end. I do wonder where Fuuma is. Derek said that he went back to Merv.

Lgjkwhcy oThat means he's not going to rejoin just yet? C'mon...

Det8lbw5 oAll we have to do now is take you all to speak with Garrison, and we can work out our future plans of attack and how we can work together.

Zgcyfelr oI'm so happy... at last our homeland may be free of war. And then beyond that, the world will be safe as... ? Why is my brother in such a rush?

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He is? I couldn't tell, everyone moves at the same speed in this engine.

Ksawz0mo o

Det8lbw5 oBandits? Could they be from the Hell Hounds?

O1qqs5vc oIf they're part of the Hell Hounds, that explains their strength. Even Holy Republic soldiers generally aren't as strong as this.

Lgjkwhcy o You say that as if I'm supposed to be impressed, but if those buffoons of the Red Army are a good representation of Amatera's strength...

Uedfz3v4 o ...Then again, Albert did do a number on us, didn't he...

Det8lbw5 oKuroth isn't among them, right? If he's here, we may be in for a rough fight.

O1qqs5vc oNone of us would recognize him, if he is. But it looks like some of the bandits have dragon slaying weapons.

Zgcyfelr oWe of the Dragon Clan have superior abilities in combat, and are able to activate dragon veins to freeze foes, but we are weak to dragon slaying weapons as a result.

Lgjkwhcy oThanks for the info, my friend. Hol' up, lemme take some notes here, because this is really hard to comprehend and I might forget... dragons are weak to... weapons that are effective against... dragons... Okay, anything else? Is grass green, do cows go moo? People die when they are killed?

Det8lbw5 oI see... I'll keep that in mind as I direct our forces.

Kj6mhgfu o

Meanwhile, down south...

Hfytnwpf o

That's... a hell of a lot more people than the map showed. A couple of them are familiar faces! If it wasn't clear enough already, now it's all but confirmed - John is yet another traitor.

Wwsxj1jt oLet none from Ryu live! Just remember not to kill that one blonde bitch!

Uedfz3v4 oWill you stop with that!? Jeez! I get it, you're the villains! I'll kill you in due time, but please stop calling Astrea that!

Yt1d4uw4 oWe almost died to relay that information to Kuroth so we could capture Propater, and this is how the Republic decides to pay us back. What a bunch of ingrates.

Kfptekti oThe Assassins Guild dishonors itself working with these weaklings.

Wwsxj1jt oSlaves like you don't get to talk back. Do as I command, or find yourself on the end of my axe. Understood?

Kfptekti o...Hmph.

Qpjrz0ie o

The guy with the funny two-color jacket leaves, and is replaced by this dude who is trying way too hard with his hair.

Wxqlen3y oIf only Master's father did not lead the Republic.

Wwsxj1jt oFufufu, you have learned well in these past few days, my child. You truly are much better groomed under our care than that idiot, Gustav.

9qk5ifz8 oOh yeah, if you couldn't tell now that he's had a change of outfit, that's Og. He's been promoted from soldier to brigand. A bit of a weird promotion line, but hey.

Wxqlen3y oI have your guidance to thank for that! Now if only Oreades would be the same.

Uqjdi0j9 o

Yt1d4uw4 oAnyone from Cyra would probably be able to convince him to kill himself for some of that garbage.

Htn8t1xq oThis is why Nomad forbids drugs.

Wxqlen3y oAnd to think he used to be a famed assassin of worldwide renown. Even when I was in the Red Army, I had heard of his name.

Wwsxj1jt oMy love has already promised him some juna fruit wine, so I believe he should still obey us. But if he doesn't...

9qk5ifz8 o You'll politely fare him well and let him be on his merry way?

Wwsxj1jt oI will rip open his skull and use it as a cup.

Lgjkwhcy oWhy must it always end like this with you lot? It's just like Eremiah back in FE12. So wasteful. What the hell is the point in killing all these people? If you keep your subjects alive, they might be useful down the line, and your other subjects won't come to believe that there's less of a chance to die if they defect than if they stay!

Jqcjvugw o

One more bit of text, and it's cartography time.

Qj0qm7j2 o

Od711mps oOreades, you'll get wine later. We're in a battle right now. A very important one, I might add!

Chiohw7w oSome Cyran wine made of juna fruit would be the best. Maybe I'll just daydream about the taste for now...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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P3jwkfhe o

'Aight, at long last, it's preps time! As usual, I just moved some items around. Mainly, I gave Artemis the skill scroll, because Dexithea doesn't need it so badly anymore. Most interesting thing is that I gave Evan the talisman, for even more invincibility memes.

Cuzgq9rv oO1sfjrmd oR8yijof3 oFbakfrd4 o

Another survive map. As such, we've no rewards or penalties for our turn count. It's pretty okay. We've got a bunch of points to choke. Green units will help us, but they won't last - before long we'll be on our own to handle the defense. The two dragon veins will come in handy. Not much else to say, other than to point out the amount of bosses. There's three, another one coming later as a reinforcement, and the recruitable leading another squad of his own. And no, this isn't the most bosses we'll be seeing yet.

The enemies on this map are from the Nomad, Assassins Guild and Hell Hounds factions. There's something quite interesting about the latter. Remember Janet's joke skill? The one that just pointed out her nice thighs?

Zaqeoz3q o

Yeah. The enemies have a skill that grants them bonuses from units with Nice Thighs. For this reason, some Hell Hounds enemies will have Nice Thighs, but here's the thing - Janet counts as well. Janet buffs the enemy. Amazing. Thanks a lot, girl.

Qc2vfbci oVeqapcfn o5lm8zurd o9wrialen oJpsy4xap o

Before we begin, let's speak of our new pal. Derek! Derek is our second mercenary. He's basically a Nereid who trades some availability, thief utility and an OP prf in the lategame in exchange for better raw stats. I used him once and he's cool. I mean, hard not to be with a 70% friggin' defense growth. But he's not as amazing as you'd think, the guy has very little outside of his super stats.

Skills:

- Dragon Blood. You know what this does by this point.

- Chivalry: +5 attack, magic, defense, resistance and +2 AS when enemy HP is full. Wow.

He learns Nihil at level 10. Which, I mean... eh. Fine.

And... well, that's really all about this guy. His stats are awesome (though his speed has the potential to be a bit stinky), his skills further increase his stats, he comes with a sword that only royals can use (that means not Astrea) that is great and further increases his stats... He's all about stats and nothing else. Which, hey, it's great, but Nereid is female mercenary. Can't compete with the female mercenary.

Hbyiqos8 o

He comes with our next scroll. It may be the worst yet.

Gabgjrcf o

All right, let'sa go! We could use a dragon vein now, but that would be very idiotic.

Nkpxpbuu oVi658bq8 o

Let's instead perform Evan and Lex B.

Sqdkl2gh o

You know, I don't even know what these supports do. For some reason you can't see affinities in the units' statsheets. You have to go into the prepscreen's support viewer and check someone's list of support partners to see their affinities. And even then, I'm pretty sure Blademaster tampered with the bonuses. I just know that supports = good, so I'm doing them.

E9kjhydh oThat was quite impressive, Lex. To fell one enemy one after the other.

Lgjkwhcy o We haven't even gotten to the enemy yet!

Sa72jcwx oWell, you can't be the only one giving it your all out here. You fight and heal. To make up for that, I need to fight twice as hard.

E9kjhydh oYou know, you have a bad habit of showboating quite often. But it seems that it is all part of your effort to fight at the fullest.

Sa72jcwx oYes! I'm always trying to improve so that we can all see our dreams come true.

E9kjhydh oHo, and what is your dream?

Sa72jcwx oTo see the dreams of my friends come true, of course!

E9kjhydh oI see. You're an honest and straight forward guy all the way, eh?

Oiat6b8r o

What a nice guy Lex is. The A support delves deeper into Evan's character, but unfortunately, we won't see it, because they're both taken. Evan will have to wait a while for his support partner, though. Until then, Lex B should suffice.

Hhn8d6um o

All right, now... this is Oreades's range. Evan would utterly destroy him. Let's not.

Lsiahebl o

Since she can, Bella moves Lex closer to Condor, while still within Evan's range. They cannot support just yet, unfortunately.

Qhdvpiy4 oKnjyrmtz o

Now, for some pivot shenanigans.

Bxl8z6tn o

This puts Joe within Sam's range.

Tcvx34md oYr0najk0 oOvtrriud o

Sam is going to die really hard.

Twtlprsr o

Everyone else just generally moves.

4kycnkyt o

Aw, how cute. He thinks he can do something to Joe.

6luzrl5f oRbeunsx4 o

Yeah, I mean... Without Nihil to cancel out Quick Riposte, his fate was unavoidable. Thank God for GBAFE's suicidal AI.

Er7ywv3j o

What a character, eh?

Ocjzbuyw o

D ' O H

9ljjrqwr o

I actually haven't used our own master seal yet. Soon, though...

Rigqbh8z oIgnrtmcm o

Enraged by their leader's swift death, Sam's comrades attempt to avenge him.

Zlm1bsvd o

They fail miserably.

M1rntljg o

More knightly levels, but I mean, with Quick Riposte, Joe has little need for speed. Player Phase utility would be nice, but it's not his place.

Nauukotc o

Boss number 2 has taken himself to the slaughterhouse as well.

Mhraf2pl oKbhjicww o

How's that for excitement?

Siaclhom o2ugzyiu7 o

Everyone else just moves forward as well as they can.

Yxzn8gu6 oLvjcj6jc o

This guy tries to hurt Bella. They trade blows.

Gpvgkxsy oG3dhknyt oLzouz5jh oYvsqxyhr o

And now, it's time to watch incompetent green units die almost instantly. Chapter 14 Berwick Saga this ain't.

0nplfjj3 o

A clusterfuck of units, lead by John, begin their approach through the front door. Lynch stays put.

Uwo7mtoz oBlplr7ty o

Oh, c'mon... Why would you do that!?

Ihcwizbx o

The steel sword guy, not shackled with WTD, fares better, but he won't last either.

Sci18cit o

Let's check out Tai's stats before he inevitably dies.

Jey5n6cl o96bisdzk oGacyimdz o

I like how he just randomly likes sunbathing.

Vmdaa0fm o

I'll leave the kill for Condor, but first, Dexithea has a convo with him.

Htn8t1xq oI'll bring you back with me, no matter what!

Ekoa7oty oI ran away exactly so that wouldn't happen. Haaaa... why can't you just go away, Gintoki?

Lgjkwhcy o More relationship problems? Sheesh, this world needs better sex ed...

Nvhkifvz o

You know, she could've one-rounded him. Also, he shares his palette with Lex. All inconsequential facts about an inconsequential boss.

Qelanoc3 o

To quote the other guy, bye bye now!

Woxxfqhg o

You know, I'm pretty sure this game began development before SoV came out. I know, I know, Gaiden, but still.

Irgyx2au o

Condor, can you please stop getting the bare minimum already? Kirin got movement for her first level up! Everyone should learn from her example!

Fysrvf8o o

Neat, a skill. +4 damage when using a bow, just when he's going to gain lances.

Uygljh8c o

We also got this. Coolio.

D6vzaywb o

Oh, you've got to be... Lex! Come on! You can't do this to a man!

8117pxgh o

Well, no matter. Let's grab Oreades. Jenna could've done it too, but I needed the slots for my armors.

2ddulxie o

Chiohw7w oYou've eaten many juna fruit in your time, haven't you?!

E9kjhydh oA bandit? ...Yeah, I've had some juna fruit before. I lived in Cyra for a long time, so I've had my fair share of it.

7s8juygp o

Some of you speculated that Evan was a dragon. Nope. This is the real reason he barely looks 30 even though he's over 80 years old.

Chiohw7w oI will do anything for some. Anything. Anything! A.N.Y.T.H.I.N.G.

E9kjhydh oOkay then... Help us get out of here, and I'll give you some. Well, eventually I'll give you some at least.

Chiohw7w oDone. For juna fruit flavored wine, I'll do anything.

Qegr4s9u o

E9kjhydh oBoth physically and mentally.

Ldheh07v oZrludmg5 o23faz96f oU10pqt23 oU8qzplq1 o

Ehhhhhhh I don't know about "physically", Evan... Oreades is good. His bases are fine for this part of the game and his growths are balanced, which isn't necessarily a great thing, but hey. He's in the same classline as Gerald, just a tier lower, so he'll promote to get a horse on tier 3. Most interesting thing about him is that he has a PCC of 5 and Gamble, which increases his critrate by 20 in exchange for reducing his hitrate by 20 (which makes it better than its completely useless Tellius iteration). This guy is a crit machine, not on Evan's level, but hey. He also has some thief utility in the form of Steal, but not Cunning.

At level 14, he'll learn Prescience, which grants him 15 hit and avoid when initiating battle - effectively negating Gamble's downside, unless Gamble cancels it out or something like that.

So yeah. I like Oreades. He's a rather fun unit to use. Perhaps he'll be on the team. We'll see.

Njzhmyj7 oRudvkuf7 o

The talking done, Evan seizes the opportunity to erase this armored brigand.

Cewtkisk o

Hwahahahahahahah... Okay, Evan. As you wish.

9w7zukw3 oWjenwx53 o

Okay, let's focus on this side now. I have a plan, you see.

U9rndagv o

The plan involves moving Astrea there, then dancing for Condor.

L5eoxuh4 o

Condor will retrieve a lance from Relina, put it at the top of his inventory, then help Relina equip the naginata, whilst grabbing a master seal from Astrea's convoy.

Jiesmlme o

And now it's on.

Hwtyftkt oTbywlhym oNmprkvyp o

Now he's bigger!

Zpjm6afa oWozyip5q o

Awesome gains! Just like that, Condor jumps back to relevance. I love it when promotions are great. Another reason why FE7 sucks. And, honestly, FE8 too. Those two have the worst promotions in the goddamned series, I swear.

Jk90a0z8 oWofxmojw o

We'll leave Relina and Condor to it. On this side, Clint captures a dude. He only has a blutgang, but blutgangs are nice, so I'll take it. They can be used by any swordsman, even though they target res! It's only the 1-2 range swords that have bigger restrictions.

3b1xcjcs o

Fast armor! Fast armor!

Fxap4kry o

Clint is in range of an enemy, so we had better not leave that guy on him. Joe, take care of things!

Gbuvpjoj oE1ogza7o o

All that's left to do now is clean up on the remaining sides.

Qo9dhwxj oKctfbcst o

Just...

Gjdxi9g3 o

Like so.

Ixn8yh7x o

Hah!

Muq0ko0t oKcynbn6j o

Prove who's the better drunk, Oreades!

Nbajbpkv oBsvq3t71 o

Kirin with thani is so useful. She'll suck the moment she loses thani or someone better than her with C light joins, but hey. Utility!

5sy2ezqf o

Artemis does the foul deed.

6q8xsfy9 o2zofweil o

Yeah, that looks good. The girl archer behind the dude Bella hurt has a red gem, so I'd like to capture her. Or, y'know, I could steal it with Oreades.

Mtttvsyu o

Oi! Where are you going? Your enemy is this way!

Eak1dfcz oTssobiuw o

A bit more damage than I'd like, but she'll make it.

Boh9pc10 oEeozquhs o

Bwahahahah.. Sure she's gonna make it!

Letcbnip oFyjxw666 o

Oh, dear.

Yt1d4uw4 oPropater is as good as dead. And now, so are you.

4l9bn11l o

You're not even talking to someone from Propater, John.

7i6ys9dc o

What possessed you to think this was a good idea? Dexithea was right there!

T2w1h3qk o

AHHH HOLY SHIT

Udtlvqrx o

Okay, I've got to be more careful. That was way too scary... Oh, man, I'm not sure if the enemies on the other side of the wall have ranged weapons! No...!

U51rytuu o

GYAAAAHH okay that scares the bees outta me. But no, he fell short.

Bhplajur o

Pfft. C'mon, you're not even trying.

57yxq74y o

All right, the moment of truth. If one of those guys has range, Clint is dead.

Fvt3awbb o

Clint lives! They can no longer attack him.

Dz739xn9 o

No-- Condor, no! Don't one-round them, my heart can't take this! How are you even-- Oh, of course. Relina...

7nuqgzjn oLq693zgx o

Okay, good. Phew... I mean, later I checked and none of them had range, but I didn't know for sure at this point!

Cfvhb86q o

Hah!

Nyr3fk3k o

Yeah, those three guys are not going to last. Soon we'll have another front to worry about.

Y2cqkv93 oA7unxpdh o

Well, but hey! They're trying. That counts for something, right?

4pigm7f7 o

Oh, please... Relina can handle herself for now, but I think I should like for Evan to replace her sooner than later.

Wnsahqrj o4ac9hcmo o

In the meantime, let's take the fire sword out for a spin. Ahahahah... What did I tell you? This is great!

Mqzjmpmh o

Derek kills another weak archer.

Enbbhmrv o1lv1isiw o

No, wait, never mind. He doesn't. Dexithea takes him alive instead.

Uhg45qsd o

Possibly her worst level yet, and it's not even that bad. Way to go, girl.

Gi2iul9b oYleggcev o

It hit me at the start of this map that Relina is super underleveled. Let's get her some experience while we still have the chance, shall we?

Pietjxbo o

Well, not bad!

Wdy5quod oIpbsgva5 o

Re-equip the naginata, take some free skill.

D2riwsjn oSe8ukn0d o2mbiw7tv o

Kirin performs two rounds of healing with help from Janet.

Kfske5ox oYyxb4f3d o

Oh, good lord... Clint can't make it out, either...

Pwrnnesc oPsfjco93 oLsyptjqw o

Thankfully, Joe is amazing, and helps his savior out of this bind, even while still carrying a captive.

Wszrdai7 oC8t1aspr o

Unfortunately, I cannot take him alive for his crit sword. Much too risky.

Zfgjqr4p o

Pretty sure that guy's dying. Can't really tell exactly from Artemis's pose, but I think so.

Xvdtmzh2 o

Bella begins work on this gal. Yes, I'm going to make her waste a bunch of turns capturing instead of stealing with Oreades. I am very smart tactician, you see. My goals are beyond your understandment.

Axivh3nh o

We've got things under control so far.

K4xkwasz o

...Oh, dear.

Vbeprt8s o

Wwsxj1jt oTook you idiots long enough to get here. Did they get distracted by the brightness of their own muscles again?

Mat7zzdo oOf course. What else would delay us from responding to your call?

Wwsxj1jt oWell, you are all pretty easy on the eyes when your muscles aren't blinding me. Anyway, I'm glad you're all here. As members of the Hell Hounds mage unit, I order you all to recapture the prisoners!

Ap98n1ts o

Well, we've still got a few turns before we have to worry about those buffoons.

Wrwckxkm o

I like how that merc just keeps on fleeing to heal.

Hged2ixu o

John cleaves another greenie in half.

Ofrtbjhz oIysbgnni o

Relina finds herself under attack as well, but she is far more of a match for her opponent.

Iboutun9 oPmiukvye o

Far more.

0mowlii7 oOczqxlmv o

With that nearly dead guy occupying the space in front of Relina, the enemy is forced to bash their heads against Condor. Condor uses Relina's speed buff to kill them all.

Mhuklrrw oBls4lrws o

And now, it's time for the best part of any map with green units: bad green units dying! Woo... ooo...

Wtqbpee5 o

Oh, hey! They actually managed to down an enemy! Isn't that impressive?

7v98tli3 oJj3idhzk o

...Of course, that success was immediately followed by this imbecile making the worst possible choice he could've.

Fhxfkyih o

Our turn again. Kirin patches up Clint after his unfortunate encounter.

4pmwcnen oLu91qm8o o

Joe hands over the blutgang to Lex and drops the enemy.

1m3yxymz o

Boo. You suck, Derek.

Yyzkhgdx oJhqsgmoc o

Well, fine. The enemies suck harder, thankfully.

Jmj4xmsm o

Capture done. Hand over that red gem!

R9hcgybx oK1xalay5 o

Janet gets a level from all the dancing. Frankly, I couldn't care less what she gets. Get Charm and movement, that's all I want from you in terms of levels.

Ojt8atug oTdrbkfcm oZtsdmhrz o

Oreades relieves Dexithea of her captive, while handing over the swordreaver.

Fzkofrry o

Then I realized I had a brain fart, the ninjas are using magic at the moment, not swords.

Bgmqnuwp o

Well, no matter.

Z8np6azg oKytslug9 oZqkxy08q o

Same as before. Kill, trade, rally.

Fz4lflro o

With one key difference: Evan has arrived. Bwahahahaha... Ahahahah! One-shotting with sagittae! You love to see it.

Wu1unmbn o

Kapow! Right in the gonads!

Jwucycyf o

Lex helps him to re-equip his flux tome. Pretty sure the enemies on this side are still locked to melee range, but better safe than sorry.

Fzfiohaw o

Yup.

Xfnfbsuc o

Oof... I think that's it for the defenders. They did what they could. Except for that idiot who charged John with a sword!

Azzytgvh oVxmor3po o

A berserker was coming up from the eastern side. Clint took care of it.

Flit78yc o

Holy shit, though. Look at that clusterfuck! Jesus! I'm going to have to name this update "clusterfuck and a half" unless something bigger happens down the line...

Pf6eeqcb o

Relina's starting to take more damage than I'd like, though... She's done her job decently, but Evan needs to take over.

Qtjedodb oS2p5avpi o

No-- Argh! Don't you start...! This is the sort of thing that gets people killed!

M96f4vkd o

Okay, thank God she did not proc Adept. Or... perhaps we shouldn't be thanking God, since this victory is a loss for him? Hah, suck on that, God!

Z4ysnkab o5wsdxwwe o

Oh yeah, this behemoth can hurt Condor. Don't want him attacking Relina...

Ykmcmo3b o

The clusterfuck continues to move. Thankfully, most of the other flanks are quite clean, so we can focus on them next.

5ig1bhoc o

Ouch! They finally found someone with range to send to this side!

Nrwxl8o0 o

This is just sad.

Nr8fermw o

Okay, our turn again. Look, a kill for Kirin!

Nlzgixtw o

Sure, that's funny. Let's go.

Whdwsqkz o

More experience for Relina before she pulls back.

Nbxyduqw o

Or, well, rather, before Evan pushes ahead.

Noyvcha1 o

It's over, bitches! The true god is here!

0owjvlyg o

Well, the fight on that side might as well be over.

G3uncpyq oStym8f8o o

Just gotta get Relina out of there... Yeah, sure, take the scroll that Condor left behind, why not.

5f9cw6px o

Hey, we can do a funny thing!

4jimei3y oBnzm0yba o

Bodybuilder...? What? Why is he using shine-- Ohhh, so when they were talking about their muscles shining too bright, they meant it literally... Well, that's amazing.

But not as amazing as these guys's animations. Watch.

Qdqmexa0 o8ymx56sh o

No, not this. Don't watch this. Well, I mean, do watch this, but it's not what I told you to watch. That comes later.

Ekeierj4 o

Oreades finishes.

Tyt3tsoo o7hc5rmgv o

Bella begins her return to the group, and the turn ends. Clint will welcome the first few enemies.

Pcf1lupr o

...So.

Itcsy6l0 o

Yeah.

Wahquemw o

I think the images speak for themselves, don't they?

...Well, actually, not really. I forgot to record a gif of it, but while idle, the bodybuilders do the whole "convulse the muscles" thing that muscle men like to do. I wish I knew what that feels like. Either way, these guys are hilarious.

Vtjsw5zp o

This is the status of the clusterfuck.

Ed5bqxfo oCgqzl9a6 o

Unfortunately, without Relina next to him, Condor isn't fast enough to double things. But still, he can't die and that's what matters.

4dgsfzxk oGgctksct o

As planned, Clint gives the attackers from the front gate a warm welcome.

4vmy677m o

Faster armor! Faster armor!

Cbezwzcg o

There were very few ways for you to fail harder. And you managed it. My regards.

Iuo4yswj oFxwrm9ip oBd2qadca o

Enough of this. Time to go on the offensive!

80l8hybb o

Very Lex level. His speed is really low at this point, but as soon as we get Double Lion, it'll stop mattering.

...Unless he gets doubled to death, but I'm sure it won't come to that. I mean, when was the last time I lost a unit in a LP?

Pyzl06lk o

This'll be another level for Kirin. It's going to be tough, after that first level... Let's prepare ourselves for disappointment.

6c8mqlt9 o

Yeah, as I thought. No magic, no strength for when she gets to tier 3... Speed is great, but no con will keep her weighed down, and--

......

...No.

No way.

No fucking way!

Someone's pulling my leg! I'm seeing things. I need to see that again. There's just no way-- My eyes must not be working right! I mean, just a week ago I went to my ophthalmologist (now there's a word) for the first time in three years and he said my vision hadn't worsened whatsoever, but... Surely, surely this cannot be real! Dreams, hallucinations, forgery! Anything! This... this cannot...

...E-Ergh...

Prlrqwdg o

...Twice. Twice in a row.

She got movement twice in a row.

......

I wish I were kidding when I say that this was literally my reaction. Except, you know, happy. Good thing my parents were out, 'cause that would've been rather awkward.

What the fuck. How?! How does this keep happening!? I said Kris is impossible to make bad, and Pretzel turned out worse than Wrys! I said Marcus falls off like a proper Jeigan, and he ended up rocking Durandal in the lategame! I said Sasha is better with magical swords and no wyvern promotion because her strength is shit, and she almost capped! I said Adel is horrible to promote, and he managed it after all his competition for lance usage perished!

And now, I said Kirin is a really underwhelming unit, I only used her once before and she proved then to be nothing more than a boring staffbot, I fully intended to discard her immediately after she joined because I didn't think she would be at all interesting to watch... and she goes and gets TWO MOVEMENT POINTS IN HER FIRST TWO LEVELS!!

I'm always the butt of the RNGoddess's jokes, aren't I... But, you know what? Fine. You want me to be the butt? Fine. I'll be a proud butt if this is what it gets me! Hahah, ahahahaha, HAHAHAHAAHAHAAAHAAHAAAAAAHAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAA...!

And the best part is that, under these circumstances, I know exactly who can be the perfect support partner for her. You'll see, boy will you ever see... Oh man, this is going to be great...!

...Unless I suffer a game over. To be perfectly honest, at this point I'd rather lose someone permanently than lose this level. Heck, I think I could lose someone like Lex and I still wouldn't be as upset as if I lost this glorious nonsense!

J9tmmygg o

Her move growth is two, man. It's fucking two. How... What... Why...!? If it were anyone else it'd already be amazing, but the fact that it's this otherwise completely unremarkable, mediocre unit just makes it absolutely perfect. I can't get rid of her now! Kirin needs to stay till the end of days after this! If she dies you're going to hear me crying from your homes.

6n51qp2v o

Aaaaaahhh... Man. I haven't felt this way since my heart broke into several tiny pieces after the... Lazberian ballista accident happened. Never thought a regular-ass healer girl would be the one to rekindle the flames of my heart...!

Mttujkbq o

I wish I could say I'm going to be really careful now, but to be honest, I was kinda flipping out when this happened. It's a miracle nobody died. I was too busy orgasming to focus.

A1euvafh o

For instance: I tried to capture this guy, but he has 17 con, like most of the Hell Hounds. Without any riders, it is utterly impossible to capture him. Nice, me.

Xrnxh1st o0we094gr o

Well, whatever. I have a most brilliant idea.

Qzqaibri oBuf1z0fa oYbqjtj7o o

You see, it looks like John here is going to destroy Clint. However, nothing further from the truth. If we check the type of Clint's class...

Lmdsi3vj o

See? It doesn't say sword. Unless some fuckery happens, this should be safe, because John will face increased WTD from the lancereaver, and he won't be able to deal effective damage against Clint.

I1uuaux1 oAczzz6tu o

Dances for best girl. Man, I really can't believe this is best girl. This girl of all girls. But how can she not be? Her competition's stiff, for sure. Dexithea's a doll too. A buff doll. But Kirin got two move in her first two levels! Can't beat that, man, can't beat that!

9sf8vcsg o

Oki-dokie. Let's hope for the best.

Nisesxux o

Fool! You fell right into my trap, in AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA 2% CRIT

29qql48z o

Why!? Why am I so stupid?! Why did I take that gamble!? I almost cannot believe he made it out alive! 2%...! That's two times 1%! That's the same percent that Kirin has turned into 100%! Thank goodness I was spared, for once... I know of someone who would be quite upset to watch Clint die like this.

Dhspqpto oArhxji0w o

Anyway.

Ytvj9zan o3mrljgem o

Man, Kirin. Now she's healing people even though it's not her turn yet. What an incredible woman. Two move! Two move...! Ahhh...!

Hgoliygo o

You would not believe how tempted I was to do this.

Gyshy3qp o

But no. Other units need more experience than Miss I Got Two Move Levels At The Start.

Z7u4egck o

Anything good?

Esjmffyd o

Eyyy! Putting that skill scroll to good use! Plus, magic. Snort snort!

Xxeizkjf o

That's more like it. Relina is still in need of levels to catch up!

7hjk0tn8 o

You know, originally John was intended to have a bit more relevance. Be one of the recurring bosses that I mentioned before. But Blademaster didn't know what to do with him, so even if he survives here, he doesn't show up again. Not that his chances are very high. Guy charges you, you'd have to actively try not to kill him, and you can't really afford to do that when the guy's running around with a swordslayer.

9rhqyl30 o

Actually, you were. Welp, that's one traitor down, at any rate. First of many, hopefully!

H0qkvedw o

Really balanced unit. Which isn't great, but I mean, as long as she gets those speed skills, her stats won't matter much. Actually, come to think about it, she might be a decent candidate for another early promotion. 1 more move on the speedbot, plus salvaging her combat. Hmm... Tell me what you think, if you wish.

Hkhkgxhd oWzvzujzd oA6m1z4jb o5zkggbqu o

At this point we're just going all out.

Vqwkowuh oCj1fx0tz oGokd0smb o

Not to worry, however - I have not forgotten about the bodybuilders.

Dhekxm62 oMghrkrg7 o

Puttin' one of our axereavers to good use.

Pkbjnovb oInxldfpy o

Hah! You really think that's going to save you?!

Wype4flc o

Fool!

Rs3wri7w oQrsjawgy o

I love how you can really tell that at this point I was drooling at the sight of this woman when I'm giving her all of my dances just so she can level up again faster. Three move points in a row would be too much to ask, but at this point, I'm willing to believe anything from Kirin. Kirin must be the reincarnation of the RNGoddess herself...

369mvhmw o6as6b57i oUtkm2gdx o

Might as well. She won't die.

5lpwarfn oZu6qax5f o

Up on this front, things are going swimmingly still.

Rzhvt00u o2ius8pwx o

...Not as much as they could, but it's all right, it really is.

Wbypr6ap o

Okay! Time to use the first dragon vein of the game!

Ntuad1nt o

The screen flashes, then trembles for a bit...

4rh1huqr o

And there we go. Everyone...

9kywrv27 o

...is frozen.

Vhnrctnw o

Hey, while we're here, let's acknowledge this guy.

Cnojrzck oLhabzxky o

Turns out, the friggin' developer of the game is just chilling here. He drops a drink, but I don't think we'll be able to get that far.

...Well, actually, in retrospect, looking at the state of the clusterfuck, maybe we could've managed to break through, using the dragon veins wisely. Though without riders, I wonder if we would've been fast enough to get to the blademaster. Either way, I wanted to play things safe after Kirin's second level.

3pbts8uq oVrbzbgry oLgu2tvug oNeaskgk4 o

As for Lynch... you'd think he'd be unkillable, but no. Despite being the partner of one of the main villains, he's another one of these recurring bosses that can be killed earlier than their final appearance. That, of course, includes here. It's quite difficult, but with some finesse, you can make it to him and murder him already. If you don't, he appears in two more maps down the line.

Nph5g83f o

Leaving all that aside, it's time to end the turn.

5hojevsa o

Of course. I should've known this would happen.

884ihrq0 oLl6bscgy o

Okay... Well, this isn't great.

K5qxmmxz o

Retreat, everyone! We've done enough for now!

Ifrbhvow o

As for the upper team...

Nbyua1il o

They continue to do their thing.

Azzfiux6 oSt49rkwj o

Not sure why I had Evan attack someone at melee range. Just because I could? I mean, not like he's gonna die from it.

Ntnquwiq o

Hohohohohohoho...

Wsjz89gg o

I'm so glad I've promoted you already.

Krsdtjfm o

Crit?

Yz45e6bl o

No crit. Lame.

Lmapfyjj o

Well, fine. The big guy can't reach Lex, and the merc shouldn't be able to do much to him. She's really slow.

Svjad5e0 oYprmdys1 o5jg1u5ei o

Kirin time.

07hiasdr oWuzxpcth o

That looks good. Relina will take on the boss, while Kirin will buff her res to make sure she does not die to the shiny muscles.

6jtnvcc3 oCzqs0sgt o

Meanwhile, Artemis will do a thing.

0qd7fesq o

On enemy phase, she was attacked by the guy and she killed him. How did I miss the entire fight?

V3sxk11s o

You know, I almost forgot to show this girl's stats.

Cdso6agl oKhmdtlj3 oCjoppcay o

Notice the stealable energy ring.

Guess who did not notice the stealable energy ring.

Csvskkd9 oQpfasuld o6891cs9v o

Well, at any rate, she delivers a mighty blow to Relina, but takes a couple in return.

Kshkmdom oPszqvm9g o

Then the idiots attempt to blind Relina and Kirin with their muscles. However, they remained impassive.

Al7i6dgm o

Show them the radiance of the move master!

Cfzx5wml o7rjg6hpj o

These guys are so weak. You know, with those muscles you might have better luck if you just punched us? Because I really don't think this is working.

G7acpxtl o

Good attempt.

Pz5zi9bh oRtu148jr o

Oh goddamnit, I forgot to unequip the light blade with Astrea... Noooo such a waste!

2sc4mxqe o

GWAAAAAAAAAAHHHH

K41kfy8y o

Even though I knew that was coming, it scared the shit out of me. Man, I gotta be more careful... She may have 2 move, but she still has no durability!

Rxsgvgov oLcmbjedj o

Some healing from Kirin.

Rzpdprnr o

Unfortunately, poison damage takes place after the passive healing from Kirin.

Nqoccfrv o

That's going to be another Kirin level. Yes, I'll waste a thani use to get Kirin another level. Can you really blame me at this point?

If she gets more move, I might have to report it to Blademaster as a possible bug.

A4xp1kee o

I mean, at this point I can't even be disappointed. Plus, this is a fucking good level. It just looks shit because it's on Kirin.

Fjoi1fwo o

Ahh, we've gotten our first classline skill! The priest classline is, for some reason, really weird. Instead of levels 15 and 20, they gain their classline skills at level 8 and 16. First is Renewal. You know the drill, 20% HP recovered at the start of each turn. That's going to come in handy, after that arrow she just took.

O1demc9n o9qs17tzx oYz8ho21d o

96 crit with razor, folks. You love to see it.

O8zrcdus oAefnpunr oR8wez6po o

No-- Oh, goddamnit, I wanted to save that kill for Lex! My still-numb brain from Kirin's second level didn't press Mercy...

Khlepyz6 o

Very well, can't argue with that sort of counter-argument.

Phq39bkq o8id8yrq6 o

Look, it's some action for Derek.

Jwjwp5ba oQlmnw00h o0coexaek o

All right, there goes Quin.

Ne93cypw o

Bye bye, energy ring. Man, how stupid can someone be...

Rx28sy5s o

Bleh.

Cydssab8 o

Okay!

Omqwdlnd o

Let's freeze up the remaining enemies.

Crslsxwe o

I tried to catch a screenshot of the screen flashing during the dragon vein's activation. I managed to catch the exact frame where you can't see a thing. Of course.

37wjvula oPsdrszct o

So let's do a bit of clean up while we've got the advantage. First, Astrea needs just this kill for a level.

3sophnr6 o

Get something good! Perhaps follow Kirin's example?

Ts7adeoo o

Well... It's magic.

Ch8owr0f o

Nihil, huh. Okay.

9fksdtyj o

Heh... Think the crit master can pull this one off?

Rbs1hwzt oPjr7xmcz o

Of course, and...

Cknurpjz oTht7oxqu o

Of course.

Y8qskjhn o5sipfual o

Clint gets flashbanged, but he perseveres and cuts the guy.

U9kzmgop o

Looking good.

Xxxi3ymu o

The only guy remaining in range goes after Joe, since Clint could retaliate.

Yyt3w033 oWh4bxkxo o

As for Artemis's opponent, she's got it under control.

Xatdq2du o

Hoho! Way under control! That skill, though. Tsk, tsk. Bad girl.

3elbejzj o

Tomebreaker got. Now she's gonna be even better against fellow mages.

N7jdumvz o

Okay, so let's see how much Renewal heals.

Hfskvrot o

Not bad at all!

B8ot9oug oWokxkwot o

Derek finally gets to do something again.

1d8vvodt oNidnlc0r o9mewr3qc oQecsfl0q o

Round o' healing.

L50pjqnv o

Last move of the map. I'm going to kill this guy with Oreades for experience.

Wgfo96kt o

Just like so, and now...

Reiphchb o

Well, first, I'm going to be disappointed. And then...

K6thmqf3 o

Whoop!

E83ir9fk o1d68vgum o

Only one who can reach anybody is the muscle man, and he's incapable of killing.

Kquzhijy oDp6xgqxk o

There we go. Fort defense successful. Now what?

Jwu9ei7y o

Oh, that's what.

T57yeisr o

Wxqlen3y oHmm? Master Lynch, someone's here.

Wwsxj1jt oWhat? Who the hell would get in the way of my fun right no- oh shit.

Txzubig9 o Pffft!

H7ggcm1g oYou're Kuroth's lover, right? I could capture you here, but the safety of my comrades is more important right now. Leave this place, and I'll let you all live until our next meeting.

Lgjkwhcy o Why... why not do both, though, Garry?

Wwsxj1jt oY-yes sir, mister Garrison sir. I'm sure even Kuroth will understand if you're the one asking, right?

Wxqlen3y oThat's right, Master! Everyone knows that Garrison is a bastion of kindness and... and... haha... hahahahahha!

Tfxv6pcz o

Sheesh, guys. Even I don't flip out that much when I'm faced with insurmountable odds. Also, Garry please, that's not his "friend", that's his son!

Wwsxj1jt oI'll worry about him! You're a good man of your word, Garr- excuse me, Mister sir lord Garrison, so we'll just tell Kuroth, and everything will be fine. I'm his lover you know, so I'm sure he'll understand!

H7ggcm1g oI'm glad we reached an understanding then.

3dyt0o8d o

Well, that was pretty funny.

O1qqs5vc oWhat happened? Did we get reinforcements?

Zgcyfelr oThere's an old man in armor walking over this way.

7zsrvfhd oThat's not just any old man! That's Garrison!

Wuu2oo7o o

That's more people than you had back there, Garry.

6cixhvbh o

8pkscabs oAnd I'm glad you and Relina are safe as well, Astrea.

3t4acnv7 oGrandpa! You came to save us!

H7ggcm1g oThe second I heard what happened from Fuuma, I rushed over to save you all.

9qk5ifz8 o Man, Fuuma's gotten around! Even while he was injured, he just ran all over the place warning people. Not bad!

Det8lbw5 oAny help you can give is more than we could ask for. But we have some people we'd like for you to speak with. They're from Ryu.

H7ggcm1g oRyu, huh?

O1qqs5vc oMy name is Derek. I am the son of Princess Janet of the kingdom of Ryu. I was tasked by the current leader of the Ryu army, Prince Daedalus, to go to the Republic and meet with the rebel leader Eli so that our groups may combine forces and complete Bramimond's plan.

Fwvvrqxi o

8pkscabs oSo you're here to meet with Propater as back up then?

Zgcyfelr oYes. To add on, I am Nicole, Derek's sister. We were hoping to ask for Propater's aid.

H7ggcm1g oTo be perfectly honest, I have no interest in Bramimond's plan. He is a relic better off forgotten.

Lgjkwhcy oWell shit, looks like Evan is not alone in his contentious opinions...

H7ggcm1g oPropater has its own plan for this war. We will offer any help that members of Propater will give, though I and my commanders will offer none.

8pkscabs oWe've been under an abnormal amount of attacks from a friend of yours lately. It'd be more helpful to us if you knew of a way to stop Rody.

Vr9ahcrz o

Zgcyfelr oThere's not much we can do. He was jailed when our mother was born.

Det8lbw5 oGarrison, do you mind if my unit goes with them then?

H7ggcm1g oI would rather your forces be added to our own for my plans, but as I said, those who wish to help may join Derek's cause.

Lgjkwhcy o Yeah, it might be good to put some distance between us and Traitopater for the time being. The Rhyses seem at least a little bit more trustworthy.

O1qqs5vc oVery well then. If we have this many troops, then we can start thinking about our next move.

Lut5nwur o

Eyy, it's you two!

Joqdtnxm oI'm sorry we weren't able to do more to save you.

Det8lbw5 oIt's alright, Yang. We weren't able to save Mikey, Ben, and everyone else too.

8zfexipl oWe are a warrior family, Astrea. I lost my wife, father, and countless other family to it. It is a pain that never goes away. I hope you never experience it.

Det8lbw5 oI promise you and Mikey, I will do my best to prevent just that. By the way, do you know where Fuuma, Ben, Ciri, and Nia are right now?

1tijnczv o

Ah, good. At least someone isn't dead or a traitor.

8zfexipl oFuuma is trying to find Ben and Nia. We found no trace of them in the jail.

Det8lbw5 oI see. We didn't find them there either...

Joqdtnxm oWell, we'll make sure that this doesn't happen again. Yin and I will be joining you to make up for our fail-

Txzubig9 o Ahhh, you will? Awesome! Tier 3 prepromotes, permanent and this early on? Sign me the fuck u--

V6tyxd4c o

...What?

31mdddom o

No, wait, that's not right! It is illegal! Join my team, damn you!

Ruee6vje o

Joqdtnxm oJanet?! What the hell, there are two of them? And here I thought the other one had just managed to mature by some miracle.

Det8lbw5 oI found it interesting that she has the same name as Donovan's wife.

Uavqr9ho oGeez, I never married Donovan.

8zfexipl oThen who are the Donovan and Janet with us?

Zhrp5jtp oYou were talking about me?

Uavqr9ho o...Who are you? Why do you have that sword?

Zhrp5jtp oDonovan. My wife, Janet, is over there.

Uavqr9ho o...

Zurejoc1 o

Uavqr9ho oYou came back and found a new Janet?! What sort of betrayal is this?!

Cfhn98ef o

So uh

Zhrp5jtp oI don't know you. The Janet with me is the only one I've ever known or loved.

Fgbl4fhy o

I wasn't sure which of these lines to highlight. Decided to go for both in the end.

O1qqs5vc oMother... we have more important things to discuss right now.

9qk5ifz8 o I like how her children are clearly used to this nonsense. Come to think of it, I'm not sure whose children they are... There was this guy called Sal in CT who used Sophia's portrait... Maybe it's him? She does mention him in her death quote, when she's a game over character (otherwise she just goes "gotta retreat!"). Hmm...

3t4acnv7 o...If I may interject, I have a suggestion on what we should do next. There is a temple of Pyron near here. Rumor has it that Belkina, the pope's daughter, has a lab there.

8zfexipl oThe pope's daughter?

Lgjkwhcy o Is she gonna send away her bodyguard, too?

7edpyz6l oI have also heard of this rumor before.

H7ggcm1g oAnd you are?

7edpyz6l oI am Kirin, a member of the Rebel arm

H7ggcm1g o...Where is she going?

7edpyz6l oOh, my apologies. I'm too fast for my own good.

H7ggcm1g o......

Txzubig9 o ...Okay, sorry, couldn't resist.

7edpyz6l oI am Kirin, a member of the Rebel army. The temple she speaks of is near a village that serves as a link between the land the Fire Clan ruled and the Wind Clan. The Wind Clan often conscripts worshippers from there for Belkina's experiments.

Gshpfhwz o

S8xsr0js oEspecially if this lab is where Pyron's sun weapons are held...

Det8lbw5 oRen! It's good to see you again!

S8xsr0js oI'm glad that you're safe as well, my friend.

Yknoi6yw o

I just hope you won't decide not to because Janet is here, too...

S8xsr0js oIf you're going to kill someone as strong as the pope's daughter, you'll need someone like me.

Det8lbw5 oOf course! I'd be happy to fight alongside you for once!

N7o8sqhm oAstrea, if you don't mind, I'd like to send some of my men with you too.

Cjrebnon o

Ah, looks like those two are coming back on the team at last. Nice.

Det8lbw5 oVery well! For now, we'll make plans to stop Belkina and her lab.

Ba7y0ghr o

3t4acnv7 oDo you know him, Grandpa?

H7ggcm1g oThis is Oreades. Back in the day, he was a great assassin, but now...

Chiohw7w o*hic* Ah, this beer is the best. It's no wine, but I'll get some soon. I can taste it already!

91fxavzy o

H7ggcm1g oAs long as you keep giving him wine or beer, he's harmless. I'm sure if you keep him around and give him some Juna fruit, you'll be greatly rewarded for it.

67o5bbhf o

Ah, yes... Time to give him the bad news.

Det8lbw5 oMy apologies Garrison, but I wasn't able to find the amulet. I believe a soldier in the Church's army has it.

H7ggcm1g oA church soldier? I see. It is a shame that we could not recover it. Another time then. If you come across it on your journey, recover it if you can.

9qk5ifz8 o Oh. Well, he's taking it surprisingly well, actually. Huh.

Det8lbw5 oI understand, Garrison. I won't let you down again!

9tnwrdzz o

Suddenly! Amatera. But, much like last time, I think this has gone on long enough. This scene is rather long itself, too, and it is unrelated to the Astrea action, so I'll leave it for next update.

All right! That went well. Missing the energy ring was a huge shame, but considering the circumstances, things went about as well as they could've. And, uh... yeah...

...Kirin got another move level, man. I still... How!? How can this be...!? Someone please run the numbers. How blessed am I? Even if you count the third level where she didn't get move, how likely is it to get 2 move in 3 levels on a 2% growth?! It can't be that likely! Well, you won't find me complaining. It's about time the ridiculously low odds applied to something other than the death of my favorites. Hahahahahah!

Sigh... Anyway. Next time, we pursue the Pope's second child. And perhaps his other child, too... And maybe even another. Till then, please farewell, for if you farebad, that's just no faregood. See you next update!

 

Death count: Charles

 

Reset count: 1 (Ulysses: 1)

 

Current perfect streak: 3 maps

Best perfect streak: 3 maps

 

M O V E M E N T count: 3 (Lex: 1, Kirin: 2)

Blademaster's kill count: Mikey
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1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Ehhhhhhh I don't know about "physically", Evan... Oreades is good. His bases are fine for this part of the game and his growths are balanced, which isn't necessarily a great thing, but hey. He's in the same classline as Gerald, just a tier lower, so he'll promote to get a horse on tier 3. Most interesting thing about him is that he has a PCC of 5 and Gamble, which increases his critrate by 20 in exchange for reducing his hitrate by 20 (which makes it better than its completely useless Tellius iteration). This guy is a crit machine, not on Evan's level, but hey. He also has some thief utility in the form of Steal, but not Cunning.

His class name is "Drunk?" That's incredible. I love it.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

And now, I said Kirin is a really underwhelming unit, I only used her once before and she proved then to be nothing more than a boring staffbot, I fully intended to discard her immediately after she joined because I didn't think she would be at all interesting to watch... and she goes and gets TWO MOVEMENT POINTS IN HER FIRST TWO LEVELS!!

Feminine-looking staffer?

Looks like shit at first? 

Name begins with a K?
Okay, whenever I play this game, I'm using her. After Karajan (the garbage bag man) and his three 3% movement levels, I feel like I'll be legally obligated to do so. 

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE STAFFBOT MEMES. Now, if only Impetus were in this game...

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

As for Lynch... you'd think he'd be unkillable, but no. Despite being the partner of one of the main villains, he's another one of these recurring bosses that can be killed earlier than their final appearance. That, of course, includes here. It's quite difficult, but with some finesse, you can make it to him and murder him already. If you don't, he appears in two more maps down the line.

9 speed, but bulky with 1~2 range and high attack.

I SMELL A CONDOR KILL.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

These guys are so weak. You know, with those muscles you might have better luck if you just punched us? Because I really don't think this is working.

Why do they look like Major Armstrong from FMA (dunno if you've seen it)? Just as a big ol' bronze-statue-looking thing.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Joqdtnxm oJanet?! What the hell, there are two of them? And here I thought the other one had just managed to mature by some miracle.

This is getting out of hand

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Next time, we pursue the Pope's second child. And perhaps his other child, too... And maybe even another.

Okay, now this is another good opportunity for a prequel meme. But I'm lazy, so eh. Just letting you know you've set yourself up for this.

 

Also, quick two things about the previous update SF won't let me quote easily due to page stuff:

Watch's death was funny. I love the trope of the super lighthearted maniacal genius, so seeing one such trope absolutely body Mr. Edge was great. 

Also, multiple dancers, eh? Tell me when you can deploy like 8 potential refreshers on one map. 

 

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40 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

I mean, yeah, the game keeps slowing down because its badly programmed...

  Come on, they're slow without slowdown.

41 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

No no, literally "mall." You know, the big building with many shops inside? The wording was a bit weird and the concept of a mall existing in the Middle Ages of Anime, even more so; but they were comparing us to a mall because we were enough spear suits to fill a bunch of shops in a mall.

I don't think that's what they mean.

At all.

44 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Oh man, the time puns are too much...! But let's not go overboard. Watch yourself.

Dude, there were so many more time based puns you mightn't have realised.

We're going to be going back to this well in due time.

42 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Like I told Eltosian, it's just weird phrasing. He's talking to himself there, addressing his boyfriend who isn't there. The child is Og. It probably would've been clearer if Sol's portrait disappeared at that point, but it did not.

Okay.

Og truly is their child now.

46 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

To rescue and form an alliance with the remnants of Eli's rebels, but Propater works just as well.

So Propater are the fallback plan.

48 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Pffft... Oh, please. Nothing like that.

I was referring to the MCU, I forgot about sandstorm man.

So also nothing like that.

49 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Kinda. You might've heard of him, his name is Evan.

He's closer to a mage baron right now.

50 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

If nothing else, at least now I have a clear target for the body rings. There are multiple, but due to con growths I've never gotten much use out of them. But if Kirin joins the team... Might need 'em for when she promotes to tier 3 and gains axes.

Oh yeah. That's a thing she does. Now that appeals to you in particular, don't it?

Don't we already have a Nun wielding axes in Bella?

What is it with this game trying to lie about Nuns and warfare?

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

19gazxsi oThe Kingdom of Ryu. The oldest of all nations in the world. Founded well before the first war of Pyron, it was a country long led by the goddess of knowledge, Naga, until her death at the hands of Pyron over 400 years ago.

Lgjkwhcy o Oh, so gods can die, and apparently Pyron has scored a god kill already. Sheesh, he may be an idiot, but if he's a godkiller, we may have to tread lightly... Then again, this does prove Pyron, too, is a mortal. I hope.

I thought it said Pyron's also a god.

So not invulnerable from what's being read here.

And apparently this is the timeline where all the divine dragons were slain in the time before time.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Vlinxpze o

Xpxkmqzh oI don't even want to think of whose torture will be worse. We should leave now while we can!

61olu9an o

Uh oh!

Pnpdbwrj o

Xpxkmqzh oWhy do I hear boss music?

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Rokbqkf5 o

Death sounds keep playing, until a new person arrives.

0smsms4b o

It's Daddy Garry to the rescue!

Dimitri if he survived CF and grew old on the basis of this moment.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

H7ggcm1g oThe last 30 men I found didn't have the information that I wanted, but you two might? I think you're all that's left.

Xpxkmqzh oHey, Boggs. How many of us were left after Lynch left?

Kakjeobh o34. So the four of us here are all that remains of the camp's forces.

H7ggcm1g oAh, so there are two more over there then. If you two don't have anything to tell me, then I'll ju-

Dcxexi7q o

Someone clearly seeing an out.

This is one understandable betrayal.

Considering he's already killed 30 men, no harm in killing 4 more non-compliers in his book.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Kgudisct o

Ah, here we go. Fatigue commences today. Attacks and healing add 1 to the counter. Go above your durability, and that's it. However...

Thanks SGW, very cool.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Ksawz0mo o

Det8lbw5 oBandits? Could they be from the Hell Hounds?

O1qqs5vc oIf they're part of the Hell Hounds, that explains their strength. Even Holy Republic soldiers generally aren't as strong as this.

Are we sure this isn't a filler chapter?

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Hfytnwpf o

That's... a hell of a lot more people than the map showed. A couple of them are familiar faces! If it wasn't clear enough already, now it's all but confirmed - John is yet another traitor.

God dammit John!

Confirmed Propater traitors is what, 6 now?

I won't even get to make a John Joe joke either because chances are he dies.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Yt1d4uw4 oWe almost died to relay that information to Kuroth so we could capture Propater, and this is how the Republic decides to pay us back. What a bunch of ingrates.

Kfptekti oThe Assassins Guild dishonors itself working with these weaklings.

Wwsxj1jt oSlaves like you don't get to talk back. Do as I command, or find yourself on the end of my axe. Understood?

Guess traitors never prosper either.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Wxqlen3y oIf only Master's father did not lead the Republic.

Wwsxj1jt oFufufu, you have learned well in these past few days, my child. You truly are much better groomed under our care than that idiot, Gustav.

9qk5ifz8 oOh yeah, if you couldn't tell now that he's had a change of outfit, that's Og. He's been promoted from soldier to brigand. A bit of a weird promotion line, but hey.

Og lost his armour and is apparently more articulate.

Unfortunately he's also a victim of fashion thanks to their work.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Qj0qm7j2 o

Od711mps oOreades, you'll get wine later. We're in a battle right now. A very important one, I might add!

Chiohw7w oSome Cyran wine made of juna fruit would be the best. Maybe I'll just daydream about the taste for now...

Great, this drunkard's recruitable.

Doe he require Juna fruit to stay on side?

Well he's not exactly inspiring so far.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Pvimwcfe oQmmybz6l o
1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Hpzbnhyj oBryrxb4s o

So he's being asked to use a bow and he sucks at it, but they're not taking the chance he'll get killed.

Sweet, but they probably should be told the truth at some stage.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
P3jwkfhe o

'Aight, at long last, it's preps time! As usual, I just moved some items around. Mainly, I gave Artemis the skill scroll, because Dexithea doesn't need it so badly anymore. Most interesting thing is that I gave Evan the talisman, for even more invincibility memes.

I mean, who else was going to receive it?

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Zaqeoz3q o

Yeah. The enemies have a skill that grants them bonuses from units with Nice Thighs. For this reason, some Hell Hounds enemies will have Nice Thighs, but here's the thing - Janet counts as well. Janet buffs the enemy. Amazing. Thanks a lot, girl.

Literally a skill that buffs the enemies for nothing.

Thanks, I hate it.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Qc2vfbci oVeqapcfn o5lm8zurd o9wrialen oJpsy4xap o

Before we begin, let's speak of our new pal. Derek! Derek is our second mercenary. He's basically a Nereid who trades some availability, thief utility and an OP prf in the lategame in exchange for better raw stats. I used him once and he's cool. I mean, hard not to be with a 70% friggin' defense growth. But he's not as amazing as you'd think, the guy has very little outside of his super stats.

Skills:

- Dragon Blood. You know what this does by this point.

- Chivalry: +5 attack, magic, defense, resistance and +2 AS when enemy HP is full. Wow.

He learns Nihil at level 10. Which, I mean... eh. Fine.

And... well, that's really all about this guy. His stats are awesome (though his speed has the potential to be a bit stinky), his skills further increase his stats, he comes with a sword that only royals can use (that means not Astrea) that is great and further increases his stats... He's all about stats and nothing else. Which, hey, it's great, but Nereid is female mercenary. Can't compete with the female mercenary.

So he could have a bad time with bad levels, but he's got alright skills (Chivalry's nice for having him scout a boss) and that high Def alright.

Nereid does have theivery though.

But Dragon Veins.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Hbyiqos8 o

He comes with our next scroll. It may be the worst yet.

Hey, Artemis might like it for a bit.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Tcvx34md oYr0najk0 oOvtrriud o

Sam is going to die really hard.

So, I see Sam's not much of an assassin. Too religious to be effectively edgy and hates atheists specifically, not a group that really works for edgybois to be pissed at.

Of course Sam's going to be slammed.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
M1rntljg o

More knightly levels, but I mean, with Quick Riposte, Joe has little need for speed. Player Phase utility would be nice, but it's not his place.

Hey, those work for Joe, more bulk is good.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Jey5n6cl o96bisdzk oGacyimdz o

I like how he just randomly likes sunbathing.

I can't blame him for liking sunbathing.

He probably would do it often if he's behind a larger force and shooting arrows behind them.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Vmdaa0fm o

I'll leave the kill for Condor, but first, Dexithea has a convo with him.

Htn8t1xq oI'll bring you back with me, no matter what!

Ekoa7oty oI ran away exactly so that wouldn't happen. Haaaa... why can't you just go away, Gintoki?

So she has a situation where someone's trying to marry her forcefully.

There's clearly only one theme playing when Astrea's gang inevitably get to Nomad.

Gintoki is going to die for sure.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Woxxfqhg o

You know, I'm pretty sure this game began development before SoV came out. I know, I know, Gaiden, but still.

It could have happened mid-development.

But still, into the earth with him.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Irgyx2au o

Condor, can you please stop getting the bare minimum already? Kirin got movement for her first level up! Everyone should learn from her example!

Fysrvf8o o

Neat, a skill. +4 damage when using a bow, just when he's going to gain lances.

He at least will be able to weild heavy lances?

Also Bowfaire is cool.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Chiohw7w oYou've eaten many juna fruit in your time, haven't you?!

E9kjhydh oA bandit? ...Yeah, I've had some juna fruit before. I lived in Cyra for a long time, so I've had my fair share of it.

7s8juygp o

Some of you speculated that Evan was a dragon. Nope. This is the real reason he barely looks 30 even though he's over 80 years old.

So Juna fruit in this universe is a biological preservative. And it's why Ewan's so old.

Albertus and Margaret would have liked to know about this come to think of it.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Chiohw7w oI will do anything for some. Anything. Anything! A.N.Y.T.H.I.N.G.

E9kjhydh oOkay then... Help us get out of here, and I'll give you some. Well, eventually I'll give you some at least.

Oreades is going to have a tragic end at this rate, an addiction this powerful is going to cause trouble.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Ldheh07v oZrludmg5 o23faz96f oU10pqt23 oU8qzplq1 o

Ehhhhhhh I don't know about "physically", Evan... Oreades is good. His bases are fine for this part of the game and his growths are balanced, which isn't necessarily a great thing, but hey. He's in the same classline as Gerald, just a tier lower, so he'll promote to get a horse on tier 3. Most interesting thing about him is that he has a PCC of 5 and Gamble, which increases his critrate by 20 in exchange for reducing his hitrate by 20 (which makes it better than its completely useless Tellius iteration). This guy is a crit machine, not on Evan's level, but hey. He also has some thief utility in the form of Steal, but not Cunning.

At level 14, he'll learn Prescience, which grants him 15 hit and avoid when initiating battle - effectively negating Gamble's downside, unless Gamble cancels it out or something like that.

So yeah. I like Oreades. He's a rather fun unit to use. Perhaps he'll be on the team. We'll see.

So he's a critty boi. Though it's contradictory which phase because of PCC and Prescience.

He's also looking for money to fuel his addiction, that's worrisome.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Cewtkisk o

Hwahahahahahahah... Okay, Evan. As you wish.

Evan could do with a HP boost, but jeez he's been lucky.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Zpjm6afa oWozyip5q o

Awesome gains! Just like that, Condor jumps back to relevance. I love it when promotions are great. Another reason why FE7 sucks. And, honestly, FE8 too. Those two have the worst promotions in the goddamned series, I swear.

I can't help but disagree, I always felt RD's promotion to be underwhelming and it's not like this one's so totally much better thansome of SS's from my memory.

Looking at it I kinda get ya, but it's not like they're all terrible, at least looking at SS gains late in the night. No HP's also a bummer, but it's not like these are trying to be like those games either, considering the Genealogy comparisons from before on stats and caps.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
3b1xcjcs o

Fast armor! Fast armor!

Clint will end up being an enemy phase monster at this rate.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Letcbnip oFyjxw666 o

Oh, dear.

Yt1d4uw4 oPropater is as good as dead. And now, so are you.

Oh sullenman John,

you won't stick it long,

'till your belly will soon be stabbed

You'll be going the road,

with a mighty sword

gone and stuck up into your back

(And I presume his sprite's from a hack too?)

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Uhg45qsd o

Possibly her worst level yet, and it's not even that bad. Way to go, girl.

Hey, she got Spd and a bit of bulk.

It's not nothing.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Pietjxbo o

Well, not bad!

She's definitely not a physical tank based on this.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Psfjco93 oLsyptjqw o

Thankfully, Joe is amazing, and helps his savior out of this bind, even while still carrying a captive.

Protege.

Clint's his protege.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Mat7zzdo oOf course. What else would delay us from responding to your call?

Wwsxj1jt oWell, you are all pretty easy on the eyes when your muscles aren't blinding me. Anyway, I'm glad you're all here. As members of the Hell Hounds mage unit, I order you all to recapture the prisoners!

Quin looks pretty disappointing on that front.

And he's not even a mage, so he has no excuse.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
K1xalay5 o

Janet gets a level from all the dancing. Frankly, I couldn't care less what she gets. Get Charm and movement, that's all I want from you in terms of levels.

Sure.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
4jimei3y oBnzm0yba o

Bodybuilder...? What? Why is he using shine-- Ohhh, so when they were talking about their muscles shining too bright, they meant it literally... Well, that's amazing.

But not as amazing as these guys's animations. Watch.

Will their muscles blind people?

Oh boy.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Pcf1lupr o

...So.

Itcsy6l0 o

Yeah.

Wahquemw o

I think the images speak for themselves, don't they?

...Well, actually, not really. I forgot to record a gif of it, but while idle, the bodybuilders do the whole "convulse the muscles" thing that muscle men like to do. I wish I knew what that feels like. Either way, these guys are hilarious.

It's not inaccurate.

Considering Dexithea's fighting though, it's inevitable it'll end like this though.

I also recognise that sprite, Blademaster's really gone out of his way to being in BoF assets.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
4vmy677m o

Faster armor! Faster armor!

16 Spd on enemy phase.

Solid.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
80l8hybb o

Very Lex level. His speed is really low at this point, but as soon as we get Double Lion, it'll stop mattering.

All about not getting attacked for him then.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Prlrqwdg o

...Twice. Twice in a row.

She got movement twice in a row.

......

I wish I were kidding when I say that this was literally my reaction. Except, you know, happy. Good thing my parents were out, 'cause that would've been rather awkward.

What the fuck. How?! How does this keep happening!? I said Kris is impossible to make bad, and Pretzel turned out worse than Wrys! I said Marcus falls off like a proper Jeigan, and he ended up rocking Durandal in the lategame! I said Sasha is better with magical swords and no wyvern promotion because her strength is shit, and she almost capped! I said Adel is horrible to promote, and he managed it after all his competition for lance usage perished!

And now, I said Kirin is a really underwhelming unit, I only used her once before and she proved then to be nothing more than a boring staffbot, I fully intended to discard her immediately after she joined because I didn't think she would be at all interesting to watch... and she goes and gets TWO MOVEMENT POINTS IN HER FIRST TWO LEVELS!!

I'm always the butt of the RNGoddess's jokes, aren't I... But, you know what? Fine. You want me to be the butt? Fine. I'll be a proud butt if this is what it gets me! Hahah, ahahahaha, HAHAHAHAAHAHAAAHAAHAAAAAAHAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAA...!

And the best part is that, under these circumstances, I know exactly who can be the perfect support partner for her. You'll see, boy will you ever see... Oh man, this is going to be great...!

...Unless I suffer a game over. To be perfectly honest, at this point I'd rather lose someone permanently than lose this level. Heck, I think I could lose someone like Lex and I still wouldn't be as upset as if I lost this glorious nonsense!

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She got Spd!

Oh yeah, and move, where it turns out she has a 50% growth in it.

Seriously, staffbot with +2 move is nice for manouvering for sure. Certainly know the way to your heart that's for sure.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Buf1z0fa oYbqjtj7o o

You see, it looks like John here is going to destroy Clint. However, nothing further from the truth. If we check the type of Clint's class...

Lmdsi3vj o

See? It doesn't say sword. Unless some fuckery happens, this should be safe, because John will face increased WTD from the lancereaver, and he won't be able to deal effective damage against Clint.

Okay, score a big plus one for this hack's type system.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
29qql48z o

Why!? Why am I so stupid?! Why did I take that gamble!? I almost cannot believe he made it out alive! 2%...! That's two times 1%! That's the same percent that Kirin has turned into 100%! Thank goodness I was spared, for once... I know of someone who would be quite upset to watch Clint die like this.

More like 200%.

Like the percentage he'd be dead if he was crit.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Esjmffyd o

Eyyy! Putting that skill scroll to good use! Plus, magic. Snort snort!

Artemis, the girl is pretty solid for magic.

It's weird to not have her be using arrows though come to think of it. Get her Sagittae stat!

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
7hjk0tn8 o

You know, originally John was intended to have a bit more relevance. Be one of the recurring bosses that I mentioned before. But Blademaster didn't know what to do with him, so even if he survives here, he doesn't show up again. Not that his chances are very high. Guy charges you, you'd have to actively try not to kill him, and you can't really afford to do that when the guy's running around with a swordslayer.

9rhqyl30 o

Actually, you were. Welp, that's one traitor down, at any rate. First of many, hopefully!

Eh, he could have been an evental returner.

Or I just want to make John Joe a thing.

RIP, it's just Jow now.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
H0qkvedw o

Really balanced unit. Which isn't great, but I mean, as long as she gets those speed skills, her stats won't matter much. Actually, come to think about it, she might be a decent candidate for another early promotion. 1 more move on the speedbot, plus salvaging her combat. Hmm... Tell me what you think, if you wish.

I can hear Thanos complimenting her stats.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Cnojrzck oLhabzxky o

Turns out, the friggin' developer of the game is just chilling here. He drops a drink, but I don't think we'll be able to get that far.

So he's just OP.

Oh boy!

The dev's with the hell hounds, Astrea's doomed.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
3pbts8uq oVrbzbgry oLgu2tvug oNeaskgk4 o

As for Lynch... you'd think he'd be unkillable, but no. Despite being the partner of one of the main villains, he's another one of these recurring bosses that can be killed earlier than their final appearance. That, of course, includes here. It's quite difficult, but with some finesse, you can make it to him and murder him already. If you don't, he appears in two more maps down the line.

Really, he can die this quickly?

Okay.

Kuroth and Lynch don't seem like they should be like this.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Cdso6agl oKhmdtlj3 oCjoppcay o

Notice the stealable energy ring.

Guess who did not notice the stealable energy ring.

RIP Quin, the man who couldn't work through the pain.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
A4xp1kee o

I mean, at this point I can't even be disappointed. Plus, this is a fucking good level. It just looks shit because it's on Kirin.

Solid but standard from her.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Fjoi1fwo o

Ahh, we've gotten our first classline skill! The priest classline is, for some reason, really weird. Instead of levels 15 and 20, they gain their classline skills at level 8 and 16. First is Renewal. You know the drill, 20% HP recovered at the start of each turn. That's going to come in handy, after that arrow she just took.

Hey, it's free healing.

Her entire skill tree is about it.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

No-- Oh, goddamnit, I wanted to save that kill for Lex! My still-numb brain from Kirin's second level didn't press Mercy...

Khlepyz6 o

Very well, can't argue with that sort of counter-argument.

Condor had had it with you thinking he'd get bad levels and took the shot.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Rx28sy5s o

Bleh.

Kinda fast, I wish she was doing better beyond it.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Ts7adeoo o

Well... It's magic.

Ch8owr0f o

Nihil, huh. Okay.

Magic and Nihil.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Xatdq2du o

Hoho! Way under control! That skill, though. Tsk, tsk. Bad girl.

3elbejzj o

Tomebreaker got. Now she's gonna be even better against fellow mages.

Magic is nothing to her at this rate.

This is a good time.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Reiphchb o

Well, first, I'm going to be disappointed. And then...

He's a disappointment.

I am not surprised.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Wwsxj1jt oWhat? Who the hell would get in the way of my fun right no- oh shit.

Txzubig9 o Pffft!

H7ggcm1g oYou're Kuroth's lover, right? I could capture you here, but the safety of my comrades is more important right now. Leave this place, and I'll let you all live until our next meeting.

H7ggcm1g oThat or I just lynch you and everyone you still have here.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Wxqlen3y oThat's right, Master! Everyone knows that Garrison is a bastion of kindness and... and... haha... hahahahahha!

Tfxv6pcz o

Og.exe crashed.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Wuu2oo7o o

That's more people than you had back there, Garry.

They were off screen.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

O1qqs5vc oMy name is Derek. I am the son of Princess Janet of the kingdom of Ryu. I was tasked by the current leader of the Ryu army, Prince Daedalus, to go to the Republic and meet with the rebel leader Eli so that our groups may combine forces and complete Bramimond's plan.

Fwvvrqxi o

Ryu's plans to turn on their Rody has not worked out well for them.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

H7ggcm1g oTo be perfectly honest, I have no interest in Bramimond's plan. He is a relic better off forgotten.

Lgjkwhcy oWell shit, looks like Evan is not alone in his contentious opinions...

H7ggcm1g oPropater has its own plan for this war. We will offer any help that members of Propater will give, though I and my commanders will offer none.

And now we know how Ecan was accepted by Garrison.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

8zfexipl oWe are a warrior family, Astrea. I lost my wife, father, and countless other family to it. It is a pain that never goes away. I hope you never experience it.

Det8lbw5 oI promise you and Mikey, I will do my best to prevent just that. By the way, do you know where Fuuma, Ben, Ciri, and Nia are right now?

1tijnczv o

Well it's not Ben yet.

But it is someone.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Txzubig9 o Ahhh, you will? Awesome! Tier 3 prepromotes, permanent and this early on? Sign me the fuck u--

V6tyxd4c o

...What?

31mdddom o

You squeed so hard they changed their mind I see.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Uavqr9ho oGeez, I never married Donovan.

8zfexipl oThen who are the Donovan and Janet with us?

Zhrp5jtp oYou were talking about me?

Uavqr9ho o...Who are you? Why do you have that sword?

So is there a fake Donovan and Janet?

Is that where things are going?

Actallay interesting as an idea, having a faked here. So where's the real Donovan?

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Uavqr9ho oYou came back and found a new Janet?! What sort of betrayal is this?!

Cfhn98ef o

So uh

Zhrp5jtp oI don't know you. The Janet with me is the only one I've ever known or loved.

Fgbl4fhy o

Janet is the reason horny jail was created.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

O1qqs5vc oMother... we have more important things to discuss right now.

9qk5ifz8 o I like how her children are clearly used to this nonsense. Come to think of it, I'm not sure whose children they are... There was this guy called Sal in CT who used Sophia's portrait... Maybe it's him? She does mention him in her death quote, when she's a game over character (otherwise she just goes "gotta retreat!"). Hmm...

These kids are also older than the gap between this and CT right?

I wonder how this will turn out, because that suggests my theory's dead on arrival.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

3t4acnv7 o...If I may interject, I have a suggestion on what we should do next. There is a temple of Pyron near here. Rumor has it that Belkina, the pope's daughter, has a lab there.

8zfexipl oThe pope's daughter?

How did Evil Moustache Rock reproduce?

Twice?

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

7edpyz6l oI am Kirin, a member of the Rebel arm

H7ggcm1g o...Where is she going?

7edpyz6l oOh, my apologies. I'm too fast for my own good.

Garrison: victim of the doppler effect.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Gshpfhwz o

S8xsr0js oEspecially if this lab is where Pyron's sun weapons are held...

Rea is still on the we can't be certain of trust list.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

N7o8sqhm oAstrea, if you don't mind, I'd like to send some of my men with you too.

Cjrebnon o

Ah, looks like those two are coming back on the team at last. Nice.

So no Iskander, phooey.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
67o5bbhf o

Ah, yes... Time to give him the bad news.

Det8lbw5 oMy apologies Garrison, but I wasn't able to find the amulet. I believe a soldier in the Church's army has it.

H7ggcm1g oA church soldier? I see. It is a shame that we could not recover it. Another time then. If you come across it on your journey, recover it if you can.

9qk5ifz8 o Oh. Well, he's taking it surprisingly well, actually. Huh.

I did expect some anger.

I guess it wasn't top priority.

2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

...Kirin got another move level, man. I still... How!? How can this be...!? Someone please run the numbers. How blessed am I? Even if you count the third level where she didn't get move, how likely is it to get 2 move in 3 levels on a 2% growth?! It can't be that likely! Well, you won't find me complaining. It's about time the ridiculously low odds applied to something other than the death of my favorites. Hahahahahah!

For two in a row:

.02*.02 = 0.0004

1 in 2,500.

Yeah, pretty dang unlikely.

26 minutes ago, Spara said:

Watch's death was funny. I love the trope of the super lighthearted maniacal genius, so seeing one such trope absolutely body Mr. Edge was great. 

Sadly we weren't so lucky and Watch ran away.

In this part I can't think of a good edit.

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4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Absolutely. I love him. There has been talk at the SGW discord of restoring Gentilhomme, Joe's former personal skill, by giving it to Clint instead of Vanity, but I kinda hope it doesn't happen, because gaining a useless skill until promotion is such a great concept for a unit like Clint.

Don't be underestimating the value of support skills like that. Gentilhomme may well be the difference between a unit living, or dying...

 

14 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Wvvdwggk o

But are we hunting the dogs, or are the dogs hunting us?

...I mean one of the enemies is dog freak, and we just broke out of prison...

 

14 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

Lgjkwhcy o Oh, so gods can die, and apparently Pyron has scored a god kill already. Sheesh, he may be an idiot, but if he's a godkiller, we may have to tread lightly... Then again, this does prove Pyron, too, is a mortal. I hope.

At least he is mortal...when facing opposing gods. Have you recruited any gods yet?

 

14 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

Yvjejnal o

That's an awful lot of people on the map that haven't been introduced. I can see Nicole and Janet among them, but the rest... And again, none of these establishing shots ever have generics. Every character we've seen in each of them will appear at one point or another.

Well there is one of the Rhyses that isn't redhead...

 

14 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Death sounds keep playing, until a new person arrives.

0smsms4b o

It's Daddy Garry to the rescue!

...I hope, at least. Last time we thought someone was coming to our rescue, he turned out to be Kuroth's brother...

Its not like we knew Kuroth's brother was a traitor when he came to rescue us either...

 

14 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

Dgfd753d o8qnhdbrc o

Yay, dragon veins! Takin' cues from Fates, in this case! Unlike in the game they originally come from, however, they only ever have one effect: freeze all enemies for a turn. Of course, this effect is like, the best, so I can't say I mind too terribly that it's the only one. We'll be using these to great effect the entire game.

That is a good one, taken from the eternal staircase chapter of Conquest, where you are trying to flee from unending spawning enemies (that have a skill that prevents gaining exp from facing them), where everyone needs to escape.

 

14 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

9qk5ifz8 oOh yeah, if you couldn't tell now that he's had a change of outfit, that's Og. He's been promoted from soldier to brigand. A bit of a weird promotion line, but hey.

Wxqlen3y oI have your guidance to thank for that! Now if only Oreades would be the same.

...well at least he made a decision about the beard, as it was that ugly transitory form before.

 

On 4/13/2021 at 10:56 AM, Saint Rubenio said:
 
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...is this bow using Rubenio a hit that the next LP could be a Bugquest with archer Corrin (...again...)

 

On 4/13/2021 at 10:56 AM, Saint Rubenio said:

 

Zaqeoz3q o

Yeah. The enemies have a skill that grants them bonuses from units with Nice Thighs. For this reason, some Hell Hounds enemies will have Nice Thighs, but here's the thing - Janet counts as well. Janet buffs the enemy. Amazing. Thanks a lot, girl.

...gross...

 

On 4/13/2021 at 10:56 AM, Saint Rubenio said:

 

Qc2vfbci oVeqapcfn o5lm8zurd o9wrialen oJpsy4xap o

 

...he likes Cipher...poor guy, wonder if he has heard the news about Cipher being canceled. He looks kinda like one of the Pharae boys, so I think I will go with the Card Scared Pharae.

 

On 4/13/2021 at 10:56 AM, Saint Rubenio said:

 

Vmdaa0fm o

I'll leave the kill for Condor, but first, Dexithea has a convo with him.

Htn8t1xq oI'll bring you back with me, no matter what!

Ekoa7oty oI ran away exactly so that wouldn't happen. Haaaa... why can't you just go away, Gintoki?

Lgjkwhcy o More relationship problems? Sheesh, this world needs better sex ed...

I am guessing Gintoki is this Fiancee Draco Sue has. Reminds me a little of Astrid with us learning about them via battle quote... I wonder if we will kill this fiancee in the end like we do in Radiant Dawn.

 

On 4/13/2021 at 10:56 AM, Saint Rubenio said:
Irgyx2au o

Condor, can you please stop getting the bare minimum already? Kirin got movement for her first level up! Everyone should learn from her example!

Fysrvf8o o

Neat, a skill. +4 damage when using a bow, just when he's going to gain lances.

Uygljh8c o

Yikes, to think he is still leveling this bad despite holding all of your scrolls.

 

On 4/13/2021 at 10:56 AM, Saint Rubenio said:

 

2ddulxie o

 

...That skin tone?

 

On 4/13/2021 at 10:56 AM, Saint Rubenio said:

 

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Really...his Class is DRUNK...ugh... gambling too...Also aren't Juna fruits the unused items that reduce levels when used in FE8...I think I will call him Self-destructive

 

On 4/13/2021 at 10:56 AM, Saint Rubenio said:

 

Ixn8yh7x o

Hah!

Wow, he still gets his boss battle dialogue after being recruited.

 

On 4/13/2021 at 10:56 AM, Saint Rubenio said:
Udtlvqrx o

Okay, I've got to be more careful. That was way too scary... Oh, man, I'm not sure if the enemies on the other side of the wall have ranged weapons! No...!

On 4/13/2021 at 10:56 AM, Saint Rubenio said:
C8t1aspr o

Unfortunately, I cannot take him alive for his crit sword. Much too risky.

...yikes this was uncomfortably close.

 

On 4/13/2021 at 10:56 AM, Saint Rubenio said:

Holy shit, though. Look at that clusterfuck! Jesus! I'm going to have to name this update "clusterfuck and a half" unless something bigger happens down the line...

 

...seems this poor line was forgotten, when the update name was given.

 

On 4/13/2021 at 10:56 AM, Saint Rubenio said:
Pcf1lupr o

...So.

Itcsy6l0 o

Yeah.

Wahquemw o

I think the images speak for themselves, don't they?

 

On 4/13/2021 at 10:56 AM, Saint Rubenio said:

 

...Unless he gets doubled to death, but I'm sure it won't come to that. I mean, when was the last time I lost a unit in a LP?

...that is sounding ominously like a death flag...

 

On 4/13/2021 at 10:56 AM, Saint Rubenio said:

 

Prlrqwdg o

...Twice. Twice in a row.

She got movement twice in a row.

......

...Seems you are fated to use the Arvis Joke. I guess it really has been humorous hasn't it.

 

On 4/13/2021 at 10:56 AM, Saint Rubenio said:

 

...Unless I suffer a game over. To be perfectly honest, at this point I'd rather lose someone permanently than lose this level. Heck, I think I could lose someone like Lex and I still wouldn't be as upset as if I lost this glorious nonsense!

...another death flag for Playboy Hector...he is going to die isn't he...

 

On 4/13/2021 at 10:56 AM, Saint Rubenio said:

You know, originally John was intended to have a bit more relevance. Be one of the recurring bosses that I mentioned before. But Blademaster didn't know what to do with him, so even if he survives here, he doesn't show up again. Not that his chances are very high. Guy charges you, you'd have to actively try not to kill him, and you can't really afford to do that when the guy's running around with a swordslayer.

9rhqyl30 o

Actually, you were. Welp, that's one traitor down, at any rate. First of many, hopefully!

 

I like the idea of these recurring villains, so I find it a bit of a shame he was dropped as one (although I like how his death quote feels evocative of those "I can't die here" lines)

 

On 4/13/2021 at 10:56 AM, Saint Rubenio said:

 

Cnojrzck oLhabzxky o

Turns out, the friggin' developer of the game is just chilling here. He drops a drink, but I don't think we'll be able to get that far.

Well that is a cute easter egg.

 

On 4/13/2021 at 10:56 AM, Saint Rubenio said:

Ahh, we've gotten our first classline skill! The priest classline is, for some reason, really weird. Instead of levels 15 and 20, they gain their classline skills at level 8 and 16. First is Renewal. You know the drill, 20% HP recovered at the start of each turn. That's going to come in handy, after that arrow she just took.

My first though was that the creator is anticipating people early promoting, and orienting the levels so they get their skills roughly at the same time as those you don't early promote, but lv 8 is before you can even promote, and one of the main reasons to early promote a staff bot is gaining the ability to fight. I guess it is the only way of increasing staff rank...

 

On 4/13/2021 at 10:56 AM, Saint Rubenio said:
Rbs1hwzt oPjr7xmcz o

Of course, and...

Cknurpjz oTht7oxqu o

Of course.

Crit Master PUA strikes again. I mean that was literally the only way he could kill...its really is impressive how much he is critting.

 

On 4/13/2021 at 10:56 AM, Saint Rubenio said:

 

H7ggcm1g oYou're Kuroth's lover, right? I could capture you here, but the safety of my comrades is more important right now. Leave this place, and I'll let you all live until our next meeting.

Lgjkwhcy o Why... why not do both, though, Garry?

 

If Garrison is the traitor I think, letting them go makes perfect sense, if he is still trying to maintain his cover...

 

On 4/13/2021 at 10:56 AM, Saint Rubenio said:

 

H7ggcm1g oTo be perfectly honest, I have no interest in Bramimond's plan. He is a relic better off forgotten.

Lgjkwhcy oWell shit, looks like Evan is not alone in his contentious opinions...

As the audience, we have already seen things from the villains hinting that Bramimond's motives aren't as pure as the Rhyses seem to think...

 

On 4/13/2021 at 10:56 AM, Saint Rubenio said:

 

Zurejoc1 o

Uavqr9ho oYou came back and found a new Janet?! What sort of betrayal is this?!

Cfhn98ef o

So uh

Zhrp5jtp oI don't know you. The Janet with me is the only one I've ever known or loved.

Fgbl4fhy o

I wasn't sure which of these lines to highlight. Decided to go for both in the end.

...So she is the one he though is his wife, but there is a fake Walking Billboard around here...

 

On 4/13/2021 at 10:56 AM, Saint Rubenio said:

 

S8xsr0js oIf you're going to kill someone as strong as the pope's daughter, you'll need someone like me.

Det8lbw5 oOf course! I'd be happy to fight alongside you for once!

N7o8sqhm oAstrea, if you don't mind, I'd like to send some of my men with you too.

Cjrebnon o

Ah, looks like those two are coming back on the team at last. Nice.

Great, some people with questionable motives join us just before we plan on taking out the pope's other child...

 

On 4/13/2021 at 10:56 AM, Saint Rubenio said:

...Kirin got another move level, man. I still... How!? How can this be...!? Someone please run the numbers. How blessed am I? Even if you count the third level where she didn't get move, how likely is it to get 2 move in 3 levels on a 2% growth?! It can't be that likely! Well, you won't find me complaining. It's about time the ridiculously low odds applied to something other than the death of my favorites. Hahahahahah!

Odds of getting two in a row is .04%,

odds of getting exactly two in three levels is .1176%,

odds of getting two or more in three levels is .1184%

 

 

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I’M HERE! (read in All Might’s voice)

To be honest, it feels very “me” that I would find out about your new LP by looking at your signature in an old one (not even one of yours, to boot). I dropped this game out of playing way too much stuff at once on the Ozmu chapter, so it will probably be another great adventure to follow! Maybe I’ll even pick it up again one of these days.

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Part 9 - Can I keep Ren instead of Katherin?

I've a correction to make: Last update I said that Janet buffs the enemies with Thighdeology. Turns out I was wrong, it only applies to enemies on the same faction. So... yeah. Sorry about that.

I hope:

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His class name is "Drunk?" That's incredible. I love it.

I love it too, yeah. Heck, it's probably the reason Gerald is a prepromote. They wanted to save the tier 1 class for Oreades.

Feminine-looking staffer?

Looks like shit at first?

Name begins with a K?
Okay, whenever I play this game, I'm using her. After Karajan (the garbage bag man) and his three 3% movement levels, I feel like I'll be legally obligated to do so. 

Hwahahahahahah... Wait, but how does Kajaran look femenine?

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE STAFFBOT MEMES.

Lesson more than learned. I will never call Kirin underwhelming ever again.

Now, if only Impetus were in this game...

Impetus...?

Oh wow, refresher staff. Of course, Kaga just had to do that, didn't he?

...funnily enough, though, it's not as OP as book 2's again staff. Sure, 8 uses, but the again staff has infinite range!

9 speed, but bulky with 1~2 range and high attack.

I SMELL A CONDOR KILL.

A good player can reach Lynch on turn 7. I am not one such player.

Why do they look like Major Armstrong from FMA (dunno if you've seen it)? Just as a big ol' bronze-statue-looking thing.

I haven't seen the anime, but I've seen the guy you're talking about, and... yes.

And much like him, they got beat up by girls!

This is getting out of hand

Who said you can't hear text, again?

Okay, now this is another good opportunity for a prequel meme. But I'm lazy, so eh. Just letting you know you've set yourself up for this.

I have a bad feeling about this

Also, quick two things about the previous update SF won't let me quote easily due to page stuff:

Watch's death was funny. I love the trope of the super lighthearted maniacal genius, so seeing one such trope absolutely body Mr. Edge was great. 

It was a really cool sequence, yes.

However, Watch did not perish. It was his entourage that got wiped out - Watch himself ran for the hills at the slightest hint of trouble.

Also, multiple dancers, eh? Tell me when you can deploy like 8 potential refreshers on one map. 

Unfortunately, we can't all be as blessed as HSoS.

 

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  Come on, they're slow without slowdown.

I know, I know, but you gave me the opportunity to rant, don't ask me not to take it!

I don't think that's what they mean.

At all.

It's my very best guess.

Dude, there were so many more time based puns you mightn't have realised.

Well, you know how I am with puns and references.

Utterly hopeless, that's how.

We're going to be going back to this well in due time.

All right.

Okay.

Og truly is their child now.

Hahahah... Turns out what they really wanted all along was a kid to care for. How wholesome.

So Propater are the fallback plan.

Given the circumstances, yeah.

I was referring to the MCU, I forgot about sandstorm man.

So also nothing like that.

Ah.

...I actually forgot about both of them and just plain had no idea what you were talking about--

He's closer to a mage baron right now.

He's not even promoted lol.

Don't we already have a Nun wielding axes in Bella?

Why, yes. Bella and Kirin are in the same classline. Bella promotes into the same T3 as Kirin.

What is it with this game trying to lie about Nuns and warfare?

I mean, they were both former nuns of the church of Pyron. The church of Pyron seems a lot more hardcore than most. I mean, just look at their pope!

I thought it said Pyron's also a god.

So not invulnerable from what's being read here.

Yeah, but it's possible that Pyron is an exception. Still, there needs to be a game here, so let's assume that he can be killed until proven otherwise.

And apparently this is the timeline where all the divine dragons were slain in the time before time.

Yep.

Xpxkmqzh oWhy do I hear boss music?

Not a bad choice of theme for the guy.

Dimitri if he survived CF and grew old on the basis of this moment.

Hah!

Someone clearly seeing an out.

This is one understandable betrayal.

Considering he's already killed 30 men, no harm in killing 4 more non-compliers in his book.

At this point the generics have to choose between betraying and perhaps being spared by Garrison, or remaining steadfast in their loyalty and dying to either Garry or one of the many insane lunatics in the armies of Amatera.

A choice about on par with The Last Promise's Logan choice.

Thanks SGW, very cool.

Quite.

Are we sure this isn't a filler chapter?

I mean, not really. It's not the most impactful, but there are some things going for it.

God dammit John!

Confirmed Propater traitors is what, 6 now?

John, Pae, Beige, Sol and Nia are traitors for sure. Mu is extremely sketchy, but not quite "confirmed" just yet, there's still room for switcheroo shenanigans with them. That about sums it up, I'd say.

I won't even get to make a John Joe joke either because chances are he dies.

Well...

Guess traitors never prosper either.

Of course not. The only traitors that prosper are the ones that betray the bad guys to join us.

...Unless I'm the tactician, then chances are they won't prosper either.

Og lost his armour and is apparently more articulate.

Unfortunately he's also a victim of fashion thanks to their work.

I'd still call it an upgrade.

Great, this drunkard's recruitable.

Doe he require Juna fruit to stay on side?

Not really, but... You'll see.

Well he's not exactly inspiring so far.

I've used him once before and he turned out absolutely amazing. Just saying.

So he's being asked to use a bow and he sucks at it, but they're not taking the chance he'll get killed.

Sweet, but they probably should be told the truth at some stage.

They really should.

I mean, who else was going to receive it?

Kirin? She does not need it, but she deserves the world at this point.

Literally a skill that buffs the enemies for nothing.

Thanks, I hate it.

Well, I was wrong.

So he could have a bad time with bad levels,

Well, bad time bad time... His speed growth is the stinkiest at 40%. Then he has 70 fucking percent defense.

but he's got alright skills (Chivalry's nice for having him scout a boss) and that high Def alright.

Yeah. He's pretty good.

Nereid does have theivery though.

Some would call Derek better. I'm not too sure, honestly. They're both good, but Nereid is female merc.

But Dragon Veins.

If nothing else, we have Janet, who should always be deployed anyway.

Hey, Artemis might like it for a bit.

True.

So, I see Sam's not much of an assassin. Too religious to be effectively edgy and hates atheists specifically, not a group that really works for edgybois to be pissed at.

Of course Sam's going to be slammed.

In exactly one round of combat on turn 1's EP. Even Charles lasted longer.

Hey, those work for Joe, more bulk is good.

Of course. Guy hasn't as much need for speed with his skill.

I can't blame him for liking sunbathing.

He's not even slightly tan, though...

He probably would do it often if he's behind a larger force and shooting arrows behind them.

Except he charged ahead of everyone to shoot at Condor like a moron instead of letting his underlings do it.

So she has a situation where someone's trying to marry her forcefully.

Yeop.

There's clearly only one theme playing when Astrea's gang inevitably get to Nomad.

Gintoki is going to die for sure.

If she's still alive when (if) we fight him, I'll be sure to give her the kill.

It could have happened mid-development.

Given the spelling of "Doma", I think it's more likely that he just took them from Gaiden, and Echoes didn't exist yet when he did. Or, he's the kind of guy that still calls Xane "Chainy".

But still, into the earth with him.

Hahahahaha... Okay.

He at least will be able to weild heavy lances?

I don't know, man. Heavy lances are really, really heavy in this game.

Also Bowfaire is cool.

Oh yeah, no doubt about that. Condor will never require a javelin.

So Juna fruit in this universe is a biological preservative. And it's why Ewan's so old.

Ewan lol. Hahahah! Man, Ewan's looking different. He actually became a good unit in his old age!

Albertus and Margaret would have liked to know about this come to think of it.

...Awww, I hadn't even realized... That's so sad.

Oreades is going to have a tragic end at this rate, an addiction this powerful is going to cause trouble.

It's likely, yeah... Though there's one particular paired ending he has with a unit we haven't met yet where he is cured of his addiction and goes on to establish... essentially Alcoholics Anonymous with the other unit. It's super wholesome.

So he's a critty boi. Though it's contradictory which phase because of PCC and Prescience.

Critty almost on Evan's level. Almost.

He's also looking for money to fuel his addiction, that's worrisome.

Oh, dear...

Evan could do with a HP boost, but jeez he's been lucky.

So very lucky. Even as far as Evan goes, he's amazing.

I can't help but disagree, I always felt RD's promotion to be underwhelming and it's not like this one's so totally much better thansome of SS's from my memory.

Looking at it I kinda get ya, but it's not like they're all terrible, at least looking at SS gains late in the night.

SS gains are the same as BS gains. They seem to be allergic to giving you both speed and strength in one promotion. It's the reason warrior sucks so much ass, for example. Both fighters desperately need the speed boost from hero. But at least the SS fighters get the choice. The BS fighters are just doomed to suck for life.

No HP's also a bummer, but it's not like these are trying to be like those games either, considering the Genealogy comparisons from before on stats and caps.

Come to think about it, I'm not sure if there are any promotions that give HP... Huh. Don't recall right now. Let me just check quickly...

...Oh yeah, nobody gains HP when promoting. That's one way to make HP levels valuable, hah!

Clint will end up being an enemy phase monster at this rate.

I sure hope so!

Oh sullenman John,

you won't stick it long,

'till your belly will soon be stabbed

You'll be going the road,

with a mighty sword

gone and stuck up into your back

Hahahahah...

(And I presume his sprite's from a hack too?)

Well, a lot of this game's portraits are taken from "free to use" repositories. Not sure where he comes from, but I'd say he probably is.

Hey, she got Spd and a bit of bulk.

It's not nothing.

Of course, that's what I said!

She's definitely not a physical tank based on this.

She's a speed bot with limited combat abilities. Thankfully for her, speed is the most amazing thing ever.

Protege.

Clint's his protege.

But... but he's happily married!

Quin looks pretty disappointing on that front.

And he's not even a mage, so he has no excuse.

She. It's another female brigand.

Sure.

Of course.

Will their muscles blind people?

Well...

Oh boy.

It's not inaccurate.

Not at all.

Considering Dexithea's fighting though, it's inevitable it'll end like this though.

Ahahahahaha... I like how both you and Spara have compared the bodybuilders to that guy.

I also recognise that sprite, Blademaster's really gone out of his way to being in BoF assets.

Oh yeah, I heard that's where it came from. Considering the amount of BoF music in the game, you can tell the man's a fan.

16 Spd on enemy phase.

Solid.

Not yet as solid as Joe, but he's getting there.

All about not getting attacked for him then.

And we know how that kind of unit tends to end up in my LPs...

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She got Spd!

Ahahahahaha... Yes. Speed. That's the real highlight here.

Oh yeah, and move, where it turns out she has a 50% growth in it.

Seriously, staffbot with +2 move is nice for manouvering for sure.

Now I just need to pump her full of scrolls and turn her into the next member of the Matthis trope of my LPs...

Certainly know the way to your heart that's for sure.

You can say that again!

Okay, score a big plus one for this hack's type system.

It really is quite handy.

More like 200%.

Like the percentage he'd be dead if he was crit.

Oh, good lord...

Artemis, the girl is pretty solid for magic.

It's weird to not have her be using arrows though come to think of it. Get her Sagittae stat!

Evan is one shotting folks with it, though... And with better accuracy. But as soon as we get a second one, she'll get it.

Eh, he could have been an evental returner.

That was the original plan, but I think Blademaster just kinda forgot about him.

Or I just want to make John Joe a thing.

I should've killed him with Joe...

RIP, it's just Jow now.

It's an enemy ambush!

I can hear Thanos complimenting her stats.

Perfectly balanced. As all things should be.

...Not my units, though. My units shouldn't be balanced, they should be a mixture of Dexithea, Evan and Kirin.

So he's just OP.

Yup.

Oh boy!

The dev's with the hell hounds, Astrea's doomed.

Just give me a swordslayer.

Really, he can die this quickly?

Oh yeah.

Okay.

Kuroth and Lynch don't seem like they should be like this.

They don't, but they are, and honestly, it works.

Actually, I completely forgot, but I was going to put the alternate version of the Garrison arrival scene in a bonus at the end of the update. Obviously Lynch is dead, so Og shows up alone mourning his newfound father figure. It's neat.

RIP Quin, the man who couldn't work through the pain.

It's a she!

...Though I understand the confusion. The portrait looks male, and in fact, is male, as far as I know. It shows up in Road to Ruin on a very much male character. Still, the female brigand sprite does not lie.

You know the one that really surprised me? Ren. Apparently the person that made Ren's portrait intended it as a male portrait. That one, I do think works both ways.

Solid but standard from her.

I like how this by all means great level is meh-worthy when it is on the move master.

How did it come to this...?

Hey, it's free healing.

Her entire skill tree is about it.

I must say, if I could've picked one unit to become supremely move blessed, this is the last one I would've chosen.

But that is not how the RNGoddess works. There's no going back - Kirin has to be used now, not matter how underwhelming her combat may be.

Condor had had it with you thinking he'd get bad levels and took the shot.

About time, too!

Kinda fast, I wish she was doing better beyond it.

So do I, but well, what can you do.

Magic and Nihil.

One of those is more useful than the other.

Magic is nothing to her at this rate.

This is a good time.

She's a wall.

He's a disappointment.

I am not surprised.

Come now. We can't all get first levels on the level of Kirin.

H7ggcm1g oThat or I just lynch you and everyone you still have here.

Garripun.

Og.exe crashed.

You know, I never understood the "report this to microsoft" option in older versions of Windows. Did that "report" even really go anywhere?

They were off screen.

Possibly.

Ryu's plans to turn on their Rody has not worked out well for them.

I sense a pun, but I can't quite see it...

And now we know how Ecan was accepted by Garrison.

Ewan, Ecan... Dude, it's the simplest name in the world! C'mon, say it with me:

Eban.

Well it's not Ben yet.

But it is someone.

Maybe she'll actually join us at last? Though I see little need for a healbot when Kirin exists and is the greatest thing ever.

You squeed so hard they changed their mind I see.

Damnit, Janet! This is worse than the times Roy and Reese tried to drive away new recruits!

...You know, all of the times. Too many to count.

So is there a fake Donovan and Janet?

Is that where things are going?

Possibly.

Actallay interesting as an idea, having a faked here. So where's the real Donovan?

Who knows...

Janet is the reason horny jail was created.

C'mon, let her live a little.

These kids are also older than the gap between this and CT right?

No, actually. Pretty sure Derek must've been born right after CT. The gap is bigger than you might expect. For example, two characters who used Roy and Lilina's portraits in CT, respectively, are pushing their 50s in SGW. Janet didn't have children back then, so at the very least we're looking at a 35 year timeskip.

I wonder how this will turn out, because that suggests my theory's dead on arrival.

We'll see.

How did Evil Moustache Rock reproduce?

Twice?

I have no idea. I actually asked Blademaster himself at the SGW discord, and he told me he hadn't even considered who Mandrake's spouse could be. It will forever remain a mystery.

...Maybe he's a hermaphrodite? Guy barely looks human, so maybe he just isn't...

Garrison: victim of the doppler effect.

And the RNG effect. Don't forget that.

Rea is still on the we can't be certain of trust list.

Sure, keep her there for now.

So no Iskander, phooey.

Not yet, at least. Then again, this game being what it is...

I did expect some anger.

I guess it wasn't top priority.

Seems not.

For two in a row:

.02*.02 = 0.0004

1 in 2,500.

Yeah, pretty dang unlikely.

I think this may be the single most unlikely thing that has ever happened in any of my LPs.

I am so very happy.

Sadly we weren't so lucky and Watch ran away.

Yeah, too bad.

In this part I can't think of a good edit.

That's fine.

 

 

11 hours ago, Eltosian Kadath said:
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Don't be underestimating the value of support skills like that. Gentilhomme may well be the difference between a unit living, or dying...

Oh yeah, Gentilhomme would definitely be better on Clint than Vanity. But Clint's such an obvious joke unit that getting a completely useless skill suits him a lot better.

...I mean one of the enemies is dog freak, and we just broke out of prison...

Out of the frying pan, into the fire, as they say.

At least he is mortal...when facing opposing gods. Have you recruited any gods yet?

Ergh... Does Evan count?

Well there is one of the Rhyses that isn't redhead...

There she is.

Its not like we knew Kuroth's brother was a traitor when he came to rescue us either...

Hah! That's true. Damn Peachfuzz, that shitty beard could only spell treason!

That is a good one, taken from the eternal staircase chapter of Conquest, where you are trying to flee from unending spawning enemies (that have a skill that prevents gaining exp from facing them), where everyone needs to escape.

I remember that one. It wasn't the worst.

...well at least he made a decision about the beard, as it was that ugly transitory form before.

Funny how becoming a brigand involved shaving. You'd think it'd be the opposite!

...is this bow using Rubenio a hit that the next LP could be a Bugquest with archer Corrin (...again...)

Ahahahah! Unfortunately, taking screenshots in Citra is extremely cumbersome, so I doubt it.

...gross...

Honestly? Yeah, kinda. But I found it funny, at least.

...he likes Cipher...poor guy, wonder if he has heard the news about Cipher being canceled. He looks kinda like one of the Pharae boys, so I think I will go with the Card Scared Pharae.

Hah! All right, then.

I am guessing Gintoki is this Fiancee Draco Sue has. Reminds me a little of Astrid with us learning about them via battle quote... I wonder if we will kill this fiancee in the end like we do in Radiant Dawn.

Yeah, Gintoki's the one that's after her. If it comes to that, I'll be sure to feed her the kill if I can.

Yikes, to think he is still leveling this bad despite holding all of your scrolls.

It's terrible, terrible I tell you. But I still believe in him!

...That skin tone?

He's drunk, don't listen to him.

Really...his Class is DRUNK...ugh... gambling too...Also aren't Juna fruits the unused items that reduce levels when used in FE8...I think I will call him Self-destructive

Yeah, those are the ones. They're in this game. Oreades really, really likes them.

Wow, he still gets his boss battle dialogue after being recruited.

They all do, actually. I think it's neat.

...yikes this was uncomfortably close.

You can say that again.

...seems this poor line was forgotten, when the update name was given.

Actually, the update was named before I wrote that line. It was foreshadowing that something big was going to happen soon enough.

Hah! Yes, more or less.

...that is sounding ominously like a death flag...

Well, I mean...

...Seems you are fated to use the Arvis Joke. I guess it really has been humorous hasn't it.

I'll give her the world if I must. She deserves it after two move levels.

...another death flag for Playboy Hector...he is going to die isn't he...

I'm afraid not in that update. Nobody knows what the future holds, though.

I like the idea of these recurring villains, so I find it a bit of a shame he was dropped as one (although I like how his death quote feels evocative of those "I can't die here" lines)

Yeah, it's a shame, but what can you do. At least we got Lynch.

And yeah, I do like his death quote. It really feels like he could've amounted to more as a villain, but given how many characters this game has already, I don't mind spending one on a nod to those lines.

Well that is a cute easter egg.

That's not the only blademaster we'll be seeing, actually. Just you wait and see...

My first though was that the creator is anticipating people early promoting, and orienting the levels so they get their skills roughly at the same time as those you don't early promote, but lv 8 is before you can even promote, and one of the main reasons to early promote a staff bot is gaining the ability to fight. I guess it is the only way of increasing staff rank...

Considering there aren't any other characters in the priest classline that are tier 1, I'm thinking it may've been done to throw Kirin a bone, since she has a harder time getting kills than the rest.

Crit Master PUA strikes again. I mean that was literally the only way he could kill...its really is impressive how much he is critting.

Quite, yes.

If Garrison is the traitor I think, letting them go makes perfect sense, if he is still trying to maintain his cover...

Hmmm...

As the audience, we have already seen things from the villains hinting that Bramimond's motives aren't as pure as the Rhyses seem to think...

From the villains and from Evan. The negative accounts just keep pilling up...

...So she is the one he though is his wife, but there is a fake Walking Billboard around here...

That's one too many Janets...

Great, some people with questionable motives join us just before we plan on taking out the pope's other child...

Come now, you speak as if we've already been betrayed by like, six people.

Odds of getting two in a row is .04%,

Actually, it's .0004, according to everyone else I've asked.

odds of getting exactly two in three levels is .1176%,

odds of getting two or more in three levels is .1184%

Niiiiiiice.

 

 

2 hours ago, Goddess Serra said:

I’M HERE! (read in All Might’s voice)

SO YOU ARE! Always nice to see you back, mate.

To be honest, it feels very “me” that I would find out about your new LP by looking at your signature in an old one (not even one of yours, to boot).

Hahahaha... which one, out of curiousity?

I dropped this game out of playing way too much stuff at once on the Ozmu chapter, so it will probably be another great adventure to follow! Maybe I’ll even pick it up again one of these days.

Well, we've already made it a few chapters past Ozmu, but if you hurry a bit, you should be able to catch up yet!

 

Kirin doesn't die:

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In today's episode of the thing, we beat up a person who builds guns.

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But first, the scene that we skipped last time.

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Oh boy, new characters! We already know Pyron and the Prime Raisin. Before the king stands Georgio. Georgio is Zypher's son. Remember Zypher, the old king of Amatera before he gave up his body to be reincarnated as Pyron? Georgio was his first-born son before he underwent the transformation. Also, a small piece of trivia: In CT, due to a glitch, Zypher was called Georg when he was a unit. My theory was that his son was called Georgio as a callback to that, but Blademaster confirmed it was just a coincidence.

As for the other guy... Pfffft...! The other guy is called Typhoon. Three guesses as to what his portrait was in Corrupt Theocracy. You should need no more than one, however.

Dqcdeymi oYes, Father. While you leave to attack Cyra, Typhoon and I will guard the capital.

Adpsh5xn oEli's rebels haven't been wiped out just yet. There are still people sympathetic to his cause out there.

Iksoqi5d oI may be old, my king, but my loyalty is still unwavering to you. You can count on me to accomplish this mission for you.

Adpsh5xn oI will take your word on it then. You have never let me down before, Typhoon.

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G17lbsgb oLord Malik is sure to be in a state of despair right now with his son gone. Ryu is so close to falling now. Are you sure I shouldn't just go and finish them?

Jtdmtrf0 oLars, your job is to help Kal conquer Elementos. Malik still has people to assist him. Do not worry about the Ryu front at this time.

G17lbsgb oIf you insist.

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Ahhh, if it isn't my best friend, Evil Moulder! I still love him. He's so funny. I always imagined his voice is like Count Dooku's voice in the Clone Wars series. Just a tidbit.

Oeel1c86 oThough Ozmu died and most of his research was destroyed, we were able to complete the spell you asked for and salvage some gigantism serum. Here you are.

Adpsh5xn oJurassicwind... The god of earth Doma's personal spell. Jedah's space magic is based on Zalmoxis's own power. Doma's power is superior to his, so at last we can end his sandstorms.

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"Ohana" was Niime in CT. I do not recall this whole "give Zypher a fragment of God" plot point. Though I do recall she died near the final battle, like Athos, and then the CG of Athos's death appeared. Since at the time nobody knew how to remove those CGs, Blademaster went ahead and established that the CG was a painting that Ohana was randomly gifting to the heroes before dying. I'm just saying because I find that really funny.

Adpsh5xn oAt last, that blessing has finally borne fruit. Thank you my friend, this will greatly aid in our upcoming battle.

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Okay, and with that, we're back to chapter 8.

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But first, yet another intermission. We're going to meet Malik in person, as well as the leaders of the Ryu front.

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We already know Malik, and the rest are just kinda whatever. I like how the blue-haired dude has the same mustache as Malik. You know, yet again.

Y2gz0cdm oAs I mentioned in General Kal's report, your son, Antwon, has died.

Lgjkwhcy o As you "mentioned"? This isn't something you can just "mention", dude! His fucking son got gutted! I mean, his son was an evil bastard, but...

Izi8pjip oI... must leave. Excuse me.

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Yubynvrn oMalik really dotes over both of his children. With Antwon dead, partially due to our failings here, he must be quite upset.

Y9ypvrcj oMalik, much like his wife, is almost unmatched in his strategic skills. Ryu has only lasted so long since their soldiers were better than ours, but with Malik down and out, they have an advantage.

Yubynvrn oMalik is not the only leader in this army, Bishop Driscoll. I am here as well.

Lgjkwhcy oOh yeah, because I'm sure a guy who can't even see through his hair will be mighty useful.

Yubynvrn oAnd with Mogul as added reinforcements, we're more than strong enough for-

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Yubynvrn o...My apologies, Archbishop. Though my duty is to protect the religious leaders, Malik is still the commander here. I can't disobey him.

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Y9ypvrcj oWithout Malik's tactics, who knows how long we have left.

Y2gz0cdm oI'll see what I can manage.

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This is the same map, just a bit further north.

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From right to left, Joanne, mother of Janet; Iris, the queen of Ryu; Daedalus, crown prince of Ryu and Iris's really boring son; and Nova, completely useless character.

Vd6irww9 oDid Malik die of old age or some other similar miracle?

L6ldsx3m oPlease, relay your message, my son.

9qk5ifz8 o ...Okay, look, I know. Her portrait's weird. You see, that's her midblink face. Stray pixels and other minor issues with the blinking frames are common in fanmade portraits, but Iris losing her eyebrows entirely when blinking is amazing, so that's going to be her portrait for the entire game. If it's going to bother me, it's going to bother all of you.

Vhfxzqd0 oMalik and some soldiers have left the country to attend his son's funeral. His son was apparently killed in battle against our forces.

3o3qwubf oThis is going to give us a big opportunity to strike against the Republic's forces.

Vd6irww9 oSo things are going well for my daughter and grandchildren?

Vhfxzqd0 oWe have lost many allies to get to this point, but I will live up to my blood. Ryu will one day be free again, along with the rest of the world.

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You know the drill.

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Ephraim's prf is this map's fast reward. As in the base game, it's a great lance. I hope I can get it.

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What's a chest doing at the entrance?

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Before charging in, our heroes stop to have awkward dialogue.

3t4acnv7 oThat's because of the nearby village. As such, they have a nice supply of experiments to work with.

Zgcyfelr oForgive me for asking, but were you experimented on as well?

3t4acnv7 oYes. I originally couldn't use magic and was a simple spy. In the cult, my affinity was changed to be dark as opposed to thunder, and I was mutated to be able to use magic.

Lgjkwhcy o Sheesh... Maybe this is the reason her skill sucks so much. Using magic doesn't come to her naturally.

O1qqs5vc oI've heard it's very rare for pure humans to be able to use magic. I was shocked you could use magic given you are from Merv.

Det8lbw5 oIt's kinda odd how people can just develop abilities like that. I couldn't originally use magic swords as well.

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Yes, please. This dialogue kinda hurts to look at.

S8xsr0js oIt looks like they've noticed us and fielded some monsters to attack. Belkina is responsible for developing new weapons for Amatera. She's notably created the sun weapons, which pierce any defense, and life stealing weapons. Only the Phobos can use sun weapons though.

9qk5ifz8 o This is a bit more interesting. We'll encounter both manners of weapons in the future. Imagine Evan with nosferatu, though. Holy shit.

Det8lbw5 oThe Phobos... They are Pyron's personal hand picked army, correct? And pierce any defense? No wonder Garrison was so interested in them.

S8xsr0js oRight. But Belkina is unlikely to be protected by the Phobos.

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S8xsr0js oPlease, let me take care of any opponent like that.

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Meanwhile, on the side of EVIL.

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One of these is recruitable. See if you can guess which one.

Xa68jype oRoslin really was a great test subject. It is a shame she betrayed us. Regardless, my work has been progressing quite well. I've at least managed to figure out how to easily make Runeswords without having to rely on the fragments of Doma and Mila Pyron gave me for a time.

Vjvbrr3b oThat is good news. When the time comes, leave it to our crew to distribute them.

1j4baxym oA guard has arrived reporting the advance of an unknown unit.

11wg0pxc oAn unknown unit? Let the monsters outside deal with them.

Xa68jype oI have work to do here. You two can play with them as well if you'd like.

Vjvbrr3b oVery well. Come Roa, let's see who is attacking us this time.

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Xa68jype oThe cerberus? A creation not purely of Father's own making, but still strong. I'm curious how it will perform in battle.

11wg0pxc oDartanion, you need not worry about venturing out into battle. Do as you please and let the cerberus do most of the fighting.

Auphvkij oAs you wish. I am only here to help. If it falls in battle, I will retreat.

9qk5ifz8 oWhereas killing Dartanion in chapter 4 required rushing like a madman, this chapter requires that you let a promoted dog run around doubling everyone. Shouldn't be so difficult, but we'll see.

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Xa68jype oor someone else? Either way, he holds Ozmu's fragment of Mila but can't fully use it yet. In time, that may change...

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One more and it's over.

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Vsljor2s oI've been itching for a chance to get back at Mandrake, but one hasn't shown yet. Maybe these people will prove to be of some use...

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Okay, time for some preps. Mainly, give Kirin scrolls, because I'm a funny man like that.

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Also, the prep shop today has monster killing weapons. With those prices, though, I won't bother. We still have our old ones from part 1. That'll be enough.

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Let's promote Nereid now.

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Cool duds.

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Cool stats, too!

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And axes. Marvelous.

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Map start! As promised, the twins have returned. Ren turns blue as well.

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The chapter goal is wrong. We have to defeat Belkina.

Today's map is... one that I've been fearing. Chapter 8 has consistently been a map that's always given me trouble, and I'm not sure if I'll be able to get past it without casualties. There's enemies coming from all over the place, two bosses that charge you, an asshole with a sleep staff, Dartanion to worry about... Quite the jam-packed map, this one. Interestingly enough, this is a sort of hybrid map - as in, it's both indoors and outdoors. The plain and road tiles count as outdoors, while the concrete tiles are indoors.

What I usually do (which doesn't necessarily mean it's the best strategy) is send Ren and a couple of helpers through the indoor area, because there are some goodies to retrieve, but also some really powerful enemies waiting there. They'd be extremely tough to kill with anyone else, but Ren...

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...Yeah. Ren can do it, no problem.

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Well, actually, yes problem. These guys aren't as amazing as her, but with 25 effective resistance and 24 magic, they can threaten her if you're not careful.

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Also, she faces WTD. She does have the one skill that increases your hitrate by 30 when initiating battle, but on enemy phase she might actually have some problems with these idiots.

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Right now, though...

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It's no problem.

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These guys are worth a lot of experience. That'll be another level for Lex. I'll be sending him and Condor to watch Ren's back, since Condor benefits from the indoor tiles.

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Again, very Lex level. 3 more levels till he gets Double Lion, and then we can truly get started.

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I could do this, but...

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Meh. There's no need. Lex can make better use of the experience, at the moment.

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Lex gets this kill as well.

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Hahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah... This is the fire sword's true power, folks. One-shotting riders like it's nobody's business.

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Boom! Right in the... uh, crotch? Is that where the crotch of a centaur is?

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Well, no matter. Let's contiWOOAAAHH WOAH WOAH hold your horses!

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Hoho, nearly walked straight into that one! That woulda been the end of Astrea!

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Look at Gerome, man. He can't even 2-shot with a proper elfire tome.

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Well, there you go, anyway.

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Clint finishes the job.

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That's more like it. She's far away from the mageslayer's range now.

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Nereid advances and covers Janet. The tile next to Janet is a thicket, so she only needs to worry about attacks from the front. I am a wee bit worried about Lex, though... He's in range of three enemies.

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Never mind, this woman has decided that she really didn't want to take Counter damage, so she just went after Condor.

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Yeah, how'd that work out for ya, mate?

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Oh, come now. That's garbage.

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Well, she won't die, at any rate. I was rather terrified of that 1% crit, but it didn't happen.

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This, I did expect. He did not get doubled, however. Enemies in this hack are surprisingly slow for how overall competent they are.

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Lex is even doubling some of them with that 7 speed of his! Though, to be fair, skeletons are really slow in general.

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Ahh! Shit, I always forget that witch can fly over that wall...

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...WHY!? You could reach Condor at melee range, I'm pretty sure! What the hell is up with this AI!?

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Well, fine. Hurray for you. You just made my life easier.

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Cut it a bit too close for comfort, but we're alive.

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Non-cantors are no match for Ren. Especially not the ones that burn so easily as the dogs.

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That was another one of Ren's skills. After killing an enemy, she heals some HP. Enough to get to full, in this case. With some finesse, she can handle the entire side all on her own, but I'd rather not let that sweet experience go to waste.

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A kill for Gerome.

Aaaaaaaand fuck. Walked straight into the mageslayer with a mage. Nice...

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Well, it's fine. We can save him. First, let's deal with this guy.

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And this guy.

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Uhhh, Clint and Joe support! Let's go.

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Zyyrvgvh oClint? Perfect. I could use a strong ally like you right now.

W4xmmxif oYou need my help? At once, Master!

Zyyrvgvh oI need you to face the direction exactly opposite me(sic). Make sure to keep some distance and not speak as you do. We will defend each other in such a formation.

W4xmmxif oGenius! Only you could come up with such a plan! Fear not, Master Joe! I have your back!

9qk5ifz8 o Awww... Clint's such a good guy, man.

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Zyyrvgvh oDid he learn anything from my book? He's so... cuckish.

Txzubig9 o Ahahah... Ahhh, Joe, on the other hand... Great guy, huh? Using "cuck" as an unironic insult while lamenting that Clint didn't learn how to be a proper "alpha" from his manual on seducing? Ahh... Good guy, good guy. He's so lucky that he's a fun unit, because accidents may happen otherwise.

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With the support of his "master", Clint is able to kill an animal.

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Fastest armor! Fastest armor!

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It was at this point that I realized Gerome was in mortal peril.

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Nereid needs to get to the chest anyway, so she can cover him.

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Let's also do this, because losing Janet would be... Well, actually, it wouldn't matter because democracy has decided to be kind to me (just barely), but it'd still be in poor practice to let the game over units die so easily, so let's not.

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Okay, and now, for the second part of the strat. First, Gerome pushes Dexithea.

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Second, Bella smites her. But first...

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05bvmkpj oOriginally, Alice started a small village with her defectors. People like Ulysses and Alice's baby daddy lived there.

9qk5ifz8 o Baby daddy. That's a term, all right. Apparently it means that she never officially married Paris, even though they had children together.

05bvmkpj oUntil they met Garrison, it was just your regular old Merv village. Nothing out of the ordinary. We had a group of mercs who did favors for others. It was a fun time.

Ekoa7oty oI see. Reminds me of the old Wolf Clan before Gintoki's Hawk Clan sold us all out.

05bvmkpj oYou were supposed to be married to Gintoki to help bridge the two clans, right?

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Ekoa7oty oEmblem Bow or not, he just seems kinda weak to me.

05bvmkpj oIs that so? Must have been rough on you.

Ekoa7oty oEh, I got by just fine.

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Coolio. And now...

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Smite!

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Gerome is now safe.

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More experience for Lex.

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And thanks to Galeforce, he can finish the archer.

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It attempts to defend itself. It fails miserably.

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Fine.

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I have yet to point it out, but the red-haired shaman and the Yet Again, That One Stache guy are charging us. They'll soon be upon us.

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Yes, just like that. Throw yourselves into the meat grinder!

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Ahah! Pathetic!

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You're no match for a real axe wielder!

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Noooooooooooo... Ren, please...!

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AHH, FUCK YOU! FUCK OFF! FUCK OFF!

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Hah! Fuck you sideways, you suck!

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There he is, the dastard... I'd love to capture that sleep staff of his.

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It might be prudent to first score this kill, however. We need a means to undo that shit.

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Okay, let's... Wait...

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...Fuckin'... Blistering barnacles, I took her lockpick from her to give her a shitty axe...

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Clint, commence Operation Get The Lockpick To Nereid. What a fucking moron I am...

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But first, Gerome's first level. Make it a good one, pal!

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Oho, not bad at all, flower boy!

N8qau7so o

While Operation GTLTN takes place, another operation involving Astrea begins. To that end, Gerald will push her.

Kissvu7v o84gioqvz o

Kirin retrieves a barrier staff from the convoy and raises Astrea's resistance further.

0jv4clkc o

Coupled with the rune blade's bonus res, Astrea will be virtually invincible until the physical reinforcements get there.

I16qekup o0ideyzmn o

There we go, now we can fix sleep.

Fuk3rrij oQutfud7p o

Down on this side, I have Ren grab a heal staff that I'd given to Lex in advance.

Dinvhxco o

Back to full... Only problem now is, Condor and Lex alone cannot kill this bastard.

Eioywjxl oLsweagbj o

We'll worry about that when it becomes a problem. For now, let's have Clint conclude his operation.

Xbkrnd52 o

Like so. Now, what goodies await us?

41jzvgi5 o

Poor man's reginleif. Sure. Will be handy if we miss the deadline.

Hi8ddnqg o

It is up to Lex to buy us a little bit of time down here. Just enough to get Ren back in action.

1sqgbrjq o

That boss will be a bit of a soft time limit for Astrea, but beyond that, she's invincible.

Qumifcvv o

...Okay, now that's just hilarious. The sleep bishop was covering the only tile that the shaman could safely attack Astrea from. So she's suicide-bombing now.

Kjwrdqyp oKsm0fsac o

Holy shit, the poor gal. They don't pay her nearly enough for this. I don't care what she's paid, it can't be enough.

4mzhcrh3 o

Not bad at all!

Xnf8zuax oUernazox o

Then a bunch of things attack her, to no avail.

Jb1iimez o

Augh...!

Fofko872 oBtbrsdmm o

That would've been a shame one turn ago. Now, however... it's as simple as a flick of Kirin's finger.

Lopgeues o

Oh no. More magical units on top of Astrea. Whatever shall we do?

5fyab0et o

Hahahah... Look at that beautiful restore staff! Victory is m--

Wait... Wait, I just noticed. We already had a restore. Astrea's mad charge was completely unnecessary. When did we even get that thing? I cannot remember... Ahh, curse my goldfish brain!

...Welp. At least I got to see Astrea tank a bunch of enemies by herself. Worse things could happen.

Hqy8udnq o00869zgc oPfu6iqyb o

Sigh... Well, at any rate, here we go.

Oro10ogz o

Astrea gets danced for, so she can continue to do things.

Upc4gurt o

Dear dear, the boss is almost upon us!

Vbiit3jk oQsrptymr o

I intended to mercy him anyway. One less use of the rune blade wasted! Thanks, Astrea. Now, just please hit the second one...

Dlw06ob6 o

Theeere we go, good girl.

Iksaqlks oM1hkv82g o

With some help from Bella, Relina can reach far enough to do the foul deed. Her resistance is good enough that I'm fairly certain she'll survive in that spot, even while carrying a captive.

Qxrcffha o

Awhoop!

Ksu37kwu oRt2azs1h o

Gotta rescue Janet outta the way, though. Can't let the dancer perish!

Fd0vc8fe o

Gerome frees some inventory space for Nereid.

Bjss0wdb o

Okay, back to this side. Let's see...

Pxtc039k oWic0kuda o

Was kinda hoping for a crit here, but alas...

Fppse73d o

I suppose the experience will just have to go to waste. Unfortunately, Ren just about got killed, so I couldn't have Jeiganed the guy.

6xellrhu oRivobqll o

Awesome, a crit! Cool pose.

V0thghqt o

All right, she's almost fully healed. We're back in business.

A9aryxaq o

That's a funny formation to end the turn on. I'm just hoping the boss will head toward Clint... He has a hammer, so if everything I know about FE AI is true, he shouldn't head towards Astrea.

Kp7nlgko o

As planned. That boss just doesn't know... He's headed straight to his doom!

I4dpx9ue o

AHHHHHHHH 1% CRIT NOOOOOOOOO!!

56alexnd oAggtou3c o

I like how these two both went after Astrea instead of her more vulnerable sister. Sure, whatever you say.

Zkc7uvyv o

Okay, you need to die, though.

Lcscqcuz o

You know how Gerome made some space in Nereid's inventory? Now he's doing the same for Artemis, because I realized that's the better idea.

1od9yt9a o

The whole reason I've done all of this is that, as you can see, he's holding a master seal.

Puobbqjv oJbgra0jk o1zvocuwy o

Loki can be kind of a pain under the wrong circumstances, but since Astrea and her buckets of resistance broke the enemy formation, he's a sitting duck. A blutgang will make short work of him. Notice, by the way, that he doesn't have Watchful. Pretty sure he's the only capturable boss in the entire game. I don't recall the logic behind it, but he's got 18 con and I have no riders because I'm terrible at everything, so he's gonna die.

Su6ukwyr o

As for the other boss...

Xljwapbh o

Yeah, see the talk? I don't think I need to say anything else, do I?

O19sdc2j oDhns7k2m o

Artemis, pick up the item we care about.

Xxx67oi7 o

Pffft.

Kduxdgv3 oElnjgb9t o

Nereid has a quote with most characters from the Orca pirates in the game. They all hate her guts.

Kl7zblc8 oDnbm5lch o

Unfortunately for them...

Pojimnri oQedl8e4a o7aoi72v5 oSzwg2kwl o

...She hates them back.

Nfimbfvr o
 
Ftndk6a7 o

First level since promotion! Have I ever mentioned that, in the first release of the game, there was a mechanic that your growths were lowered when promoting? Yeah, there totally was! It was there to encourage late promotions, but it didn't really work so well, so it was removed shortly afterwards.

Syzrd4im o

Defenses and speed. I will take it.

5vs4xtu3 o

Okay, and with that...

Rnfrtwxm oWyo1kkxx o

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrooom! Super move cleric to the rescue! Artemis could've recruited him as well as Dexithea, but Dexi is too far away and Artemis had other things to do. So it's up to Best Girl!

Rzdvoc4p o

1j4baxym oYou think the lost prince of the Fire Clan would be in this cult?

7edpyz6l oI served Lady Lila and Lord Eli growing up. The aura all members of his family exude is something I learned to detect. If you aren't Elliot, could you be a child of his?

1j4baxym oI'm from the Fire Clan. That's the only thing you're sensing.

7edpyz6l oBut I'm from the Fire Clan as well! I'm sure you aren't like the others. Please, if you're really Elliot or his son, help us! We have to free Lord Eli before he suffers the same fate as his  wife!

1j4baxym oI have no interest in the Fire Clan or the Republic, however...

0d7hoxru o

1j4baxym oI'll go with you for that reason alone.

7edpyz6l oI'm sure that you're a descendant of his somehow... Regardless, I can't make any promises. If we run into them, I'll help you speak with them.

73anzqsa o4iv4xctz o

Well, that was painless enough.

Hsqzkoed oZahpuiqc oMglyvr1x oMxus1xnr oGif7l5e5 o

Roa is basically Artemis who trades off availability, speed and thief utility for better bulk and axes on tier 3. I... don't think he benefits from the trade off that much, but people better at the game than me seem to like him, so who am I to judge.

The skills of Roa are like this:

- Fiery Blood: +4 damage when not at full HP. Fine.

- Malefic Aura: Enemies within 2 tiles receive 2 more magic damage from attacks. Basically, he debuffs the resistance of enemies. This is fine too.

He learns Tomefaire in 4 levels. You know the drill, +4 damage when using a tome. So essentially just a plain damage buff.

Honestly, Roa and Artemis aren't very different. Artemis's greatest advantage is her availability, while Roa's is his superior bulk. But we've invested enough into Artemis that she's at this point just plain better than him in every way other than bulk, so... Meh. Plus, Artemis is green and this doofus is not. I'll keep him around just in case I need a replacement, but don't expect me to get much use out of him.

Qdjhrub9 oWppmf3um o

Okay, let's get some shit done. First, Dexithea Dexitheas a mage.

Sxr2knpn o

Okay, you piece of shit. Can you pull this off, as usual?

Mgxunz7n oTawqnfnb o

I hate you.

Iz6ixqu0 oEbkvjpyp o

Fine. Evan can do it.

Wc5ntyig oWut2cyms o

Down south, Ren patches up Lex so he can handle this.

Ozagmxou oN1b7p0zm o

Look, it's the thing that Nereid was talking about in chapter 5! It is holding Astrea's third prf. I know, it's technically not, but c'mon, it totally is. Who else is gonna use it? Katherin? Please.

Wfc3h8gx o

Condor is left to heal himself with a vulnerary.

Bnszjshj oWrlzozwi o

Astrea finally downs that pesky witch.

0x0vedft oLfucmogd o

Man, we're just cleaning house at this point! I remember this chapter being way harder... Maybe it's been nerfed. Or maybe I've just gotten good! Imagine that. No longer tormented by the ghouls of the past...

8lcyttvr o

Roa, you... C'mon! What a way to show off after recruitment is that!?

O6ctws8j oXvdjm1gp oUwmhrfmd o

At least he landed both strikes.

Qnsbkq9t oCut9eukd o

Artemis, show him how it's done!

G5n2chtc oYxj3p5qq o

Relina puts the entire inventory of the bishop in the convoy, then drops him.

4sg9km0d o

Okay, so we're done. I plan to leave Kirin to frontline. Don't worry, it's not a terrible idea. Her resistance is through the roof, and this gal won't kill her in one shot.

Gksq5hb4 o

...She will, however, kill her in two shots. And thani weighs her down. Soooo yeah.

Helcyhe7 o

Thank fuck I realized just before hitting "end"...

Inhhryr6 oQzwsfc3m o

The two pirates to the side charge Evan. You can guess how it ends for both of them.

Qeq7tfuw o

Even more speed. What!? Dude, his growth is 30%! He's like, super blessed! He has to be!

Shpfcbp5 o

I was expecting this.

Acp4jw3c o

I wasn't expecting that, though. Hah! Amazing!

Vune4itb oThaclo8o o

The wind mages achieve little.

Eflj4j89 oKelg6u4o o

AAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRGHHH

GAAAHAAAHHHH

Bfc3cpfj o

Oh, goodness, my heart... That was too fucking close...!

9egkgl8o o6wbidodn oHhb0ulwh o

Since this is still GBAFE, weapons are magically repaired when they're dropped (not captured, since that's just a trade), so this wasted shot doesn't matter.

Xaqybnaz o

More dogs. Hmm...

Jbysyklx o

Ah, shit. I was waiting for this guy to appear.

Mpvbygiw o

Yeah... We want him gone.

To8i0wja o

Honestly, I don't think I care about that red gem as much as him being gone.

Djgkibpk o

So let's just wrap up here...

Zxsf9zpy o

Lex only knows how to get one thing. Thankfully, by level 14, that thing is going to be all he needs to clean house.

4xdx0ybv o

Astrea will love this one.

Baiwux1z o

Next turn, they'll be able to end the swarm guy.

Wopyofcd oIw0i54br o

As for Ren, she will continue alone. She's more than capable.

Dldrki4o o

Damnable pests...! You almost killed Dexithea! I'll kill you!

Gsrmcpyz oUfzjo5zu o

Well, everyone is injured, but the eyes are gone.

Poyihmes o

Ugly. Really ugly. But...

6enof9ga o

No matter! Rally speed is ours, man!

Bpwoj1ds o

Joe...

Viuehuzj oN2sqapzi o

Okay.

Z45c0xzi oN6mvapur o81ib1fdo o

More! More death! The more we kill, the less chances we'll have of dying!

Eqeykrkv oLtojmfq5 o

Gerome drops Kirin from Clint, and now Clint can go and do this.

St3vkpuh oZnx1un8j o

Not to worry, I've checked. He'll be fine.

6o8b8eu0 o

Let's use Evan to help Clint plug the gap.

Wavbiwex o

I mean, sure, whatever.

15swgurg o

This is all that matters, anyway.

Sczwxcga o

So I could do this, but...

Rihdizbl o

...HOLY SHIT, WHAT IS THAT DAMAGE!?

Fkewbuni oLzlqlden o

What the hell are these doing on some random generic!?

2h8q78mu o

Yeah, no. You're dying now.

...I... I hope.

Soxk6k5v o

Hell yeah. Should've known better than to doubt Evan.

Dfi2rvnt o

Well, that's... looking surprisingly good.

B2bpsub3 o

Aww, lance gal ran to heal...

Tvxquvts o

Well, I mean... The tree and the phantoms don't move, and a single mage just cannot compete.

2pcrlgr4 o1jeteuie o8brcz8t6 o

Bastard... Get over here!

Rvvkmlya o

Oof...

Iykdc1po o

Unoof the situation, Kirin!

1xoyh6pi o

Well... She got strength. I'll take it, it's funny. But where's that 50% speed growth?

Ktxy69df o

Ahhh, look at that. Isn't it beautiful? Free speed buffs!

Roimvoxv o

Anyway.

Acdpvdsg o

A8s4p0uw oIt's an extremely powerful weapon that's strong against magic users. Use it to kill Belkina. I'll never be able to.

Uu8l5foc o

Thanks, old guy.

Enazcujr oM9hhxsel o

More healing.

Qetsm4mm oD0d5rzjs o

Elwind's flying effectiveness allows Artemis to just about kill this asshole. Look at that, 100% hitrate with WTD. Thanks, Tomebreaker!

Bopmwfzb o9hrtbsdw o

Joe employs Pivot to help Evan tank.

Jfunhtfg oL56olzpn o

Now, let's just swap that out for flux, and we're set.

0hturqbd oTr6kvwn4 oJifwixpv o

While those two do their thing, let's chop down the tree.

Ld5azsrt o

Eyyy!

Spxliqka oJc9vcquq o

Nereid is forced to break out the silver sword, but that works regardless.

Dlo7jljd o

Very well.

646epmqv o

All that's left is to do this.

Zezae4cv oDv0rvd1l o4domhm2d o

Here we go, yet another kill for Lex. He's almost there now!

Dy3f47oj oBjzcxnvg o

There's another cantor up here. Ren will handle it.

Lvzbulip o

Seriously, why is GBA AI so obsessed with healing to full and running away while doing so? Get back here!

Oa07w0ht o9lgthz8q oWycncnij o

Quick Riposte allows Joe to destroy these doggies, even though by all means he should be getting doubled.

4wfh4i6h o

Very Joe.

Ckk3lmys oUu0ltebv oXgn6dl4k o

The phantoms have ranged weapons. One of them unfortunately dies to Evan, but the other will get captured.

7yqq54m6 o

Oh yeah, that was a great idea.

R3ec7n2n o

Very great idea.

2dqq2h5t oLreh4ruh o

Aw, c'mon.

Hgfcbnol o

Okay, good.

Ir1bxqie o

All right, before we continue, let's stop to acknowledge a few things. First, this guy. See that lockpick? I want that thing. Stealable, not droppable.

Fx9fezrx o52dkmhla o

This is the cerberus's range. It goes quite far. I think I'll want to lure it south.

Hzq4dx1v oHflp1csd oTgrvpr6g o

And here's Dart. He's still really sturdy, but unfortunately for him, he has promoted to colonel, which is... not what soldiers promote into, but sure, whatever. Now that he's an armor, he can be thani'd just like his replacement in chapter 4.

Tfof3ydm o0o0kliup o

But first, let's defeat this sucker.

Ailfudhx oHhltb19a oL2kwzfpm o

Oh wow. Bella one-rounds while capturing. Okay, that's seriously impressive.

Forbkg0u o

Astrea picks up the hatchet and drops the phantom.

Bg9p3ljj oJs508gct oHdmv6zax o

Round o' healing, as always...

Scsd2kzo o

Okay, looks good. Clint can handle the guy with the lockpick.

Brk45js4 oIhoo2for o4fmwhbih o

...Fuck, I underestimated Clint.

Sgaw3qbz o

Welp. Goodbye, lockpick. Sigh...

And you know what the best part is? I somehow managed to completely forget that I still had a 2 use lockpick on Gerome. Enough to open the remaining chests on the map. Ah, fuck me...

Xkfmcsnu oCdgxao2i o

Oh wow, that dog survived Evan. Now that is... that is incredible! Kudos to you, doggie!

L6nygooe o

But now, pull back. Evan is not the guy I want to lure the cerberus.

Ec34vwdk o

He's going to ram the shit out of that defense cap...

J7vfq0xv o

Dark Aura, arcanist's first classline skill! This is the reason I said to focus on dark with Evan. You know, aside from the fact that it makes him invincible. Dark Aura grants Evan 1 damage, 10 hit, 5 avoid and 5 crit when using dark magic. It's not that much, but considering it's completely free and has a little bit of everything, I'll take it.

5utf07ju oNsah5gkn o

Kirin grabs a shine tome from the convoy to kill something. Staffbot killing! I'll never get over it, seriously.

Jjpgbdno o

See, the wonderful thing about this is that Joe won't get doubled, even though the cerberus has like, 18 speed. Quick Riposte, man. So good.

Ggj6rwqb o

We just need to make sure he doesn't double either. That'd be a disaster.

Vmlht2ub oWcyf6iej o

I really need to stop giving all the dances to Kirin.

K6ndlv6a o

Okay.

Dpbsajka o

Roa is on visiting duty today. Gee, I wonder what will be in this village...

Iohwzv9k o

1j4baxym oWe're engaging the Cult of Pyron's forces here in an attempt to kill Belkina. If your village has any warriors, now is the time to have them join and fight!

A8s4p0uw oI'm sorry, but this is nothing more than a worn out village of cowards.

Lgjkwhcy o Oh, okay. There's nothing in the village. Oh, well, too bad.

A8s4p0uw oWe can't provide you with any aid. We do not ask you to save us.

1j4baxym oI... see. Take care and stay safe.

A8s4p0uw oMay the gods of victory be with you.

Ddcmrqct o

Pfft. Of course not. There's a reason they showed this guy earlier.

Vsljor2s oI may not be a warrior... but I will fight with everything I have. Mandrake... even if you were my adoptive father, I will show you no mercy.

9qk5ifz8 o Oh, snap! It's Evil Moulder's traitorous adoptive son!

Vsljor2s oI won't forget how you betrayed us all to revive your stupid god.

Eq27arhz oYyh2vqti oRdolbna6 oKrs6dx1f o6krdllja o

Ricky! Ricky used to be just an underwhelming axe guy that came out of nowhere. Then in a recent update, he embraced his lineage and picked up staves. So now he's your second staffbot, except he uses axes instead of light magic like Kirin, giving him actually decent combat on top of the healing utility, and he has one more base move because he's a prepromote. Hah! Okay, that's amazing.

Skillwise, he's looking like this:

- Darting blow: +5 speed when initiating battle. For reference, this currently makes him a bit faster than Dexithea. Holy shit.

- Battle Veteran: Gain 1 damage and 5 hit every 5 levels. At the moment, that means a plain 2 damage and 10 hit increase at all times.

He will gain Mirror Stance in five levels. It'll grant him 4 attack and resistance in EP, which... Honestly doesn't really fit in with the rest of his kit, but sure. Whatever.

All in all, Ricky's pretty interesting. A healer pirate is not something I'd ever expected to see. He's a pretty decent combat unit, too. He can give Bella a run for her money, though Smite is still too valuable to gloss over. Expect to see him deployed in at least a couple of maps going forward.

Seszx3uv o

Also, the fact that he's carrying this makes me think that the whole reason he's in this area is that he was trying to kill Belkina to screw over Mandrake. Nice little detail.

Vkely5tm o

Come join us, Ricky. If you notice, he has a conversation with Janet. Knowing Janet, I can only imagine it's going to be fun.

V5cfmtah o

There we go, the plan worked! The cerberus has been safely led astray, and now Dartanion is wide open!

0naigydd o2ebewk9c o

While we waited for the dog, I had Clint finish the job on this girl.

Mspsum3x o

I'd like to capture you, if at all possible.

Istkpycj o

Only one more obstacle remains between us and Dartanion.

Bprmvr6j oZfd0eion oBeuiigyt oR25kzd5i o

I like how there's a Ron in the same game with a Ronald. I wonder if we'll meet a Rick later down the line.

Anyway, Ron is really powerful. He has a bunch of skills, supreme weapon ranks, capped defense and a powerful tome. I suppose he's not one of the "three holy commanders" for nothing. I think the game wants you to toss Ren at him, given that they have a quote where he's all surprised about her power (I'll show it at the end of the update), but 11 speed means he can be dealt with fine without her.

Ayxpjojk o

Okay, let's see what this is all about.

Qoc1guyj o

Off to a great start.

Vsljor2s oThat's not a very funny joke.

Uavqr9ho oHaha, well, that's how I remembered you from the World War, Ricky. I'm sure you're all grown up and have had tons of time for fun and stuff. And I'm glad you're fighting with us. It reminds me of those good times.

Vsljor2s oYeah. ...You know Craft, Star, and Sandy are all dead?

Uavqr9ho oI've heard. But! Get this! Donovan came back to us recently!

Uavqr9ho o...

Tyvdqfoa o

Uavqr9ho oThinking about it just gets me so so mad! It's not fair.

Vsljor2s oDonovan's alive? And he's returned from his travels? I have to wonder what he saw.

Tppyweea o

Uavqr9ho oI found this axe I wanted to beat him with, but it's too heavy for me. And I wouldn't know how best to beat him with it anyway. Here, you keep it.

Vsljor2s oO... kay? Thanks, Janet.

Pnekk266 o

I love this woman. Not sure if I should, but she's hilarious.

Qoxjrnjd o

Anyway, dances. Dances I can understand.

0phjfjqt o

Are you ready for Ruben's next idiotic plan?

Ymfrxjhf o1ipe6ql0 o

Okay, now that this is done... I love how he holds his staff, he looks so awkward with it.

0x7yjouq o

Push and shove!

Vsa2wvif o

Rats, I can't smite because Astrea is in the way...

Nbrpz8gs o

Out!

Kqw5scvf o

Okay, now-- Wait... hold on a second.

Ybayg7zs o

...Ahhhh, fuck! Even then, she'd be one space short of reaching Ron's range! Fucking hell...

Bgd3o9by oMoeazpyc o

Ahh, fine, whatever. Let's instead lure that tree closer, then.

Sdsii6vc o

Sure, let's visit a house. Why not.

6i3mldvo o

1j4baxym oGame hints?

Ooqwcz0e oTo conclude from last time, I was speaking about Dartanion. If you let him live in chapter 4, you'd see new events this chapter!

1j4baxym oWhat...? Events? What does that mean?

Ooqwcz0e oAs another free tip, if you saved the NPC prisoners from chapter 6, they'd give you items.

1j4baxym oWhat in the world is a NPC...?

A8s4p0uw oAnd now, for future hints! The sword is a weapon of saviors. The lance of oppressors.

1j4baxym oOkay, that's just awfully discriminatory.

A8s4p0uw oIf you value the sword, destroy the monsters when opportunity arises. If you value the lance,  help the monsters in their chaos.

1j4baxym oSure... Thanks... I'll be... Uh, I'll be going now... What a strange interaction that was...

Jvpmhhhs o

What Anna was referring to is the second of this game's Arran/Samson choices. That's right, there's multiple of those in this game. Dartanion dying or living past chapter 8 is actually the first of them. We won't see the second until a few chapters later.

Lyz9y3xo o

Okay.

He5bjo0h oGk7qjrwz o

Of course, the cerberus would rather attack Bella than the guy it can't double or damage.

Tqnx82p1 o

This should give me the opportunity to capture that asshat.

9l1t8z2s o

Oh, and this guy isn't moving, even though he has displayed movement. Bleh...

Clhsq9dv oWtakaz1y oO61hdgmq o

Overall support.

Wpb9m5ah o9zenrjki o

Joe picks up his iron lance from Bella to capture.

Vaiamcth o

That swordreaver is now our property!

7lp245v1 o

I really hate that i had to waste an extra turn to lure Ron. We're getting too close to the time limit for comfort.

Uq6hrlc4 o

More visiting.

Hl7aqq0m o

A8s4p0uw oSome people believe that Lord Elliot is still out there somewhere, but no one knows for certain. For all we know, he could be long gone.

Zi1ixuca o

Nice. Fuckin' beautiful. Without thinking, I had Joe give Bella back her silver axe in exchange for the iron lance, instead of giving her his vulnerary.

Ybvdeag8 o

Oh, thank goodness... She didn't crit. We're still good.

6yxjrweo o

Of course, she gets doubled, so it's not like she'll get a second chance to ruin everything.

Eu9jcbo0 o

There's the guy.

Acuuhwgq o

Hsokebne o7f4of1lq o

In retrospect, I could've left her with thani. It would've dealt a mean blow to Ron, and even if it weighed her down enough for him to double, she would've lived.

Then again, the tree still scares me, so best play it safe than sorry.

24bzkhae o

See?! See!? Now he's moving! I should've known.

C67yorab o

Dog reinforcements out of nowhere. Sure. At least they're not ambush spawns.

Vkujjinv o

...Wait, what? He wouldn't have doubled even with thani? That's... odd, I thought I'd done the maths and she just barely got doubled even with Relina's speed buffs...

Njrimrlt oU9jybw2s o

Ah, well, no matter. Why, yes, that's 37 damage on the guy with 21 resistance. Still doubting this blade's power?

Oitwtecv oYtn2ktxm oVofww9sl o

Ron kill goes to Artemis.

Kqegvznp o

You should've ron when you had the chance.

Loywyloy o

Guh...

Kkongb76 oAmgny2nz o

Killer axe is will be better in Dexithea's hands. 99 crit on a double is hard to argue against.

A0gccitn o0mrmeawc o

SHRRIIIIIIEEEEEEKKK!

Akqyrskp o

Ahahahahahahah! Yes! Dexithea gets Dexitheaer!

Qtshhdvm o1op2d0mp oHpmt8fvy o

Dartanion time.

Xotjnhrp o

This is Kirin's crit animation. Can you spot the difference?

Sh4enhgv oFkwhtsmj o

Down with you!

R59kz4g8 o

Sure he does.

Zg7qbc5a o

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

I mean, con is good on her, but... after those two move levels, this is so difficult to watch...

But then again, two move levels. At this point she deserves like, ten second chances.

Qvvpy8vp o

Live to serve got. Sure, whatever.

Rrezycmy o

I don't remember what this is worth. Enough, I think.

Gkfvybl0 oL7sznom1 o

Ren.

Wzodpqip o

Oh look. It's me finally remembering that I have a lockpick. Man, did I feel stupid at this point.

Fkcddkt5 oWincabm7 o

With Dartanion down, we can finally kill the cerberus. Go and join your master!

Ivmwxzyt o

I've never gotten much use out of this thing, to be honest.

Iqrlhuwa o

Fine.

Y3lngzfr o8psideph o

Joe is below 50% health, so he gets doubled. Unfortunate.

Yvqs7bxs o

B lances. Neat.

8ewfbyfn oDxwq14ez oDgpk8jy8 o

This happens, too.

Ekkncsuz o

Okay, so... Here's the problem. We have exactly one more turn to kill Belkina before we lose the reginleif.

Iwpzvizy oVxobuctl oL4gpn1kf o

Problem is, Belkina is carrying a scroll, and she also has a crapton of HP and resistance.

E3xhulxa oZabzwz33 o

Let's perform some trading chains. First, Gerome gives Kirin the lockpick so she can take it to Nereid using her super movement.

B1ierbwc oDluxo0ce o

Artemis comes closer so she can steal the scroll from Belkina.

6kauoi4n oKtpebonu o

Astrea Astrea's Belkina's meatshield.

As8gbyyi o

...Yeah, unfortunately, I think I may've lost...

Frly94ct oHaiwsbpb o

Yep, there's no way out of this one.

Hzeio2cw o

Oh, well. At least we'll have time to open both chests.

N9pjirey o

Let's not let Joe die, first of all. It'd be, uh... it'd be something.

Rt739pn4 o

Fuck you, Jake. Give me another turn!

0m27s6jy oHlidojra o

Fine, then. We got a swordreaver and an... equinox?

Jphcttli o

In past versions this was called eclipse, but much like the luna to umbra change, this was renamed equinox becuase it just doesn't work like eclipse. It's still a siege tome, but well, a regular one, and it's in the same game as Evan, you can imagine how funny that's going to be. Frankly, I think I'd rather have this than the reginleif. We'll make do with the heavy spear and the horseslayer.

Ixhrbnku oZjcfvxcu o

Another scroll in the pocket.

Bzw2qd6b o

And now, it's time for you to join your beloved brother.

Tp9d3igr oJbiwa2oo o

...Well, not just yet. Let's get some experience first.

Jyrybzc8 oS3bplwjv o

Also, purchase a steel bow and a short sword, because fuck it.

690kt1xa o

Staff experience for Evan, too.

Okay, it's time.

K6l3bpny o

Ron's long dead, girl. And soon, you will be too.

Incif0cj oVnljokzr oTa1urm29 o

Heh...

Qck2d2hs o

Goodbye!

On6pfmlw o

......

Bnxesufr o4xxq3lbi o

Kirin gets the boss kill. I refuse to let that con level be the last thing she gets today.

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Jblt5g3r o

Your lord is alive, though.

6kazhewr o

Okay. Fine. I'll take it. She needs the speed.

Cjpnh76n o

Eyyy, Astrea found the macguffin!

Det8lbw5 o? Odd. It gives off a weird power. But... I feel like it means nothing to me. Like this power rejects who I am from my very core. Almost as if it is cowering in fear of me.

9qk5ifz8 o It knows the things you can do with that fire sword.

Det8lbw5 oHow strange. Perhaps this is why Garrison wanted me to get this? Well, it took longer than I wanted, but I've accomplished the mission.

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3t4acnv7 oNot to mention, we picked up some nice spoils of war.

Det8lbw5 oThese are life stealing weapons. They may come in handy in the future.

O1qqs5vc oThese weapons are very rare and hard to make. They may be the only ones of their kind we ever find.

9qk5ifz8 o False. But they are quite rare, that is true.

Zgcyfelr oSo Belkina focused on weapon development? What did Ozmu and the pope study?

3t4acnv7 oI could never find out exactly what, but everything they do all goes towards a single goal:

Wo3iuww3 o

Wait, what? Pyron's actually... looking out for us?

O1qqs5vc oAdvancing humanity? Why exactly is Pyron trying to accomplish that?

3t4acnv7 oI have no idea what he wants, but as things are, his methods are too harmful. He doesn't need to kill so many for humans to evolve.

Tilbbvyi oO5cfqm43 o

Eyyy, these are great! Unfortunately, the runesword is too high rank for Astrea to use yet.

Nzjsypll o

A soldier?

Rb4gewav o

7edpyz6l oGermano!

Lgjkwhcy o Did you know that there was a character in CT called Gringo? Yeah. I think he was this guy's older brother, too, but SGW never mentions his name. I wonder why.

7edpyz6l oDoes that mean the rebels are nearby?

Fblb2apf oIndeed, we are. Chrysler and I have been quite worried about you. Please, come with me, and I'll take you to our base. Perhaps your forces can work with ours?

Det8lbw5 oWe were planning on going to Ryu now, but a quick stop

9qk5ifz8 oRead, two maps.

Det8lbw5 oto speak with the rebels isn't a problem.

Qdoimsd4 o

Unfortunate, but it was obvious this'd happen. To keep this juggernaut would've been too good to be true.

Det8lbw5 oI understand. Please report to my mother that we are okay.

7edpyz6l oThis is good news! I can't wait to see Chrysler again.

Txzubig9 o Neither can I. Chrysler is absolutely amazing.

Fblb2apf oThank you for your help! Please, follow me!

6v7pgrj2 o

Okay, so everyone leaves except for Ren.

0yk6lync o

...Uh...

Cantpkj8 o

What's that? You don't think the portrait is ominous enough? Nah, of course not. We can't tell that this guy is ominous just by looking at him. We also need this music, of all musics, to be playing in the background every time he appears.

S8xsr0js o...Baine. What are you doing here?

C1lykjww oIs it wrong for a member of the holy guard to patrol his own territory?

Lgjkwhcy o Oh, so he's with Amatera, which means... it's traitor time again?

S8xsr0js oFor a holy guard member, you seem to be pretty bad at your job. Not just Belkina, but Ron too? How will you explain this to Mandrake?

C1lykjww oHow did you explain your betrayal to your friend, Astrea?

S8xsr0js oI never betrayed her.

9qk5ifz8 o Oh, never mind, it isn't. Phew... Had me scared for a moment there.

C1lykjww oIf it helps you sleep at night. Mu is currently working with Hellen in Cyra.

Ggzlmsdz o

S8xsr0js oHe's in a cabin nearby. It's a good thing we were able to meet here. That way you can hand him off to Mu.

S8xsr0js o...Propater is going to attack Elementos soon. Garrison, Iskander, and myself will lead that charge. Alice will hold off Ronald. Though Rody has been causing a ruckus.

C1lykjww oI've heard. Giving him Nia has only backfired on us and Kuroth.

Boecahjp o

"Love"...? What in the world has happened between Nia and the lunatic who calls humans "shirts"?

C1lykjww oAh, but what of the ones who just left?

S8xsr0js oThey're off to Ryu. Sounds like they'll be going to aid the remaining rebels. ...And they'll be passing by Alester's tomb on the way.

C1lykjww oThe Dragon Slayer? ...Yes, I'm sure he'll send someone to greet them.

Lgjkwhcy oAlester has been dead for a long time. Baine's talking about a... different party.

S8xsr0js oIndeed. Now come, Baine.

Gir7awcw o

Pffffhwahahahahahahah... Of all the times to catch a midblink shot, I think this is the most perfect so far. Don't take my word for it, but yes, I think she's suggesting exactly what you think she is.

C1lykjww oAs you wish, Ren.

Aaylvfdr o

Vsljor2s oYes. I am a veteran of the World War and fought in Donovan's unit.

2r3s1rge oRicky, huh? My name is Nereid. My parents are Froid and Erika. I think they were also in Donovan's unit during the war.

Vsljor2s oThose two got together and had a kid?! That's pretty shocking. Though I'm glad to know that I'm not alone in fighting back against family.

2r3s1rge oYou have family in Amatera?

Vsljor2s oThe current pope, Mandrake, was also part of Donovan's unit in the war. He was my adoptive father.

Det8lbw5 oAnd you betrayed him? What exactly happened with Donovan's unit during the war? Let alone after the war if everyone I hear of is either dead or fighting for Pyron?

Vsljor2s o...To be honest, I don't know what happened to everyone after the war. I left straight away on a journey to be a great warrior, but that journey has not been very successful.

B6wrrcci o

2r3s1rge oDonovan's group has been heavily criticized in Amatera history lessons due to the friction between his and Larry's group during the war.

9qk5ifz8 o Larry's just jealous that Donovan has a hairline while he looks like a raisin.

Vsljor2s oThat's correct. The victories created by us were swept away or attributed to Larry, Elliot, or Hellen. Mandrake's contributions were kept intact, which let him become the pope. Elliot stealing some of our contributions just made him more beloved here. Craft and Star were executed when Pyronia was absorbed by the Republic. Sandy died in the Nomad Wars. Anyway, that's all I can really say.

Lgjkwhcy o And it's enough, considering none of this really matters all that much when it comes to SGW. Just keep in mind that the Prime Raisin hates Donovan, and that'll be enough going forward.

Vsljor2s oIf you plan on fighting Mandrake one day, let me stay with you until then. I have a bone to pick with him.

Njf3mo8a o

1j4baxym oIt's not really that big a deal. The cult was just a dead end for my goals. I'm hoping I can find what I'm looking for.

7edpyz6l oWhatever it is you are after, I'm sure you'll be better able to find it travelling with us here.

 

And that's that. Since we missed the reginleif turn limit, we get no reginleif. Fuck... Well, no matter. We made it without casualties! There were a couple of close calls, but nothing more. Boy am I happy! Next time, we have a snow map, but thankfully it's not FE7's shitty snow that nerfs movement. Or... Berwick Saga's horrible snow map, as much as I always hate to admit it. We'll also meet some, uh... interesting fellows, next chapter. Hopefully we'll continue to suffer no casualties as we keep going! Nothing else from me. Keep an eye on the thread for the next update, and as always, endeavor to fare as well as possible!

 

Death count: Charles

 

Reset count: 1 (Ulysses: 1)

 

Current perfect streak: 4 maps

Best perfect streak: 4 maps

 

M O V E M E N T count: 3 (Lex: 1, Kirin: 2)

Blademaster's kill count: Mikey
                                             Beige

 

BONUS: Bunch of stuff today. I know I'm a bit inconsistent, but well, today I'm feeling like being thorough.

Starting with something I wanted to show last time, but forgot: The scene if Lynch dies before the end of the map.

Wxqlen3y o*sniff* *sniff* oh Master Lynch, why did you have to die? Master Kuroth will be so sad that you are gone...

H7ggcm1g oExcuse me. Could I ask you to do me a favor?

Wxqlen3y o*sniff* Huh? Do I know you?

H7ggcm1g oYou're all part of the Hell Hounds, right? Could you leave the people here to me? They're all from Propater, you see, and as their leader I should save them.

Wxqlen3y o! G-G-G-Garrison?!?! Everyone run away! Garrison is here!

H7ggcm1g oWell, that was simple enough.

I love how friendly Garrison is toward Og.

One more thing from last chapter: I completely forgot, but Oreades has a battle quote with Lynch. It's almost impossible to see, since Oreades is on the other side of the map and the quote only happens in chapter 7. Here it is.

Wwsxj1jt oHow dare you betray me and Kuroth!

Chiohw7w oDude, there's no need to scream like that. Argh, my head's killing me now.

Moving back to today's chapter, this is what happens if time runs out.

Xa68jype oA path is open for me to escape? Very well then. My life takes priority here over the experiments.

And then she just leaves and you lose.

Ron has a battle quote with Ren.

11wg0pxc oThis magical energy! How can you be so strong?!

S8xsr0js oCurse the fact you were born a man. And one not from Cyra at that!

You know, this is really funny in the same game where Evan exists. I mean, not that Evan can match Ren's absurd power, but at least he exists for more than one map.

Anyway, Belkina also has convos of her own.

Xa68jype oTraitor! You do not deserve to rejoin Pyron!

1j4baxym oWhat makes you think I want to rejoin him?

 

Xa68jype oRoslin?! You were a traitor to our god?!

3t4acnv7 oI'm not one for revenge, but I think just this once... I'm going to enjoy this.

 

Vsljor2s oNo more. This bloodline dies now!

Xa68jype o! You can't be...?!

Finally, this is Roa's recruitments with Dexithea and Artemis.

3t4acnv7 oRoa! I'm so glad that you're still safe!

1j4baxym oRoslin. I heard you betrayed us and thought you were left to die. What do you think to gain by speaking with me?

3t4acnv7 oNot to be too cocky, but I am a pretty great spy you know. Did you know that my name isn't Roslin, but actually Artemis? Either way... Reading people is my speciality. And I know that you aren't really into this whole Cult of Pyron. So why don't you stop fighting with them and join us?

1j4baxym oIt makes no difference to me where I am. If my old friend is asking for help, I guess I don't have any qualms about joining you.

3t4acnv7 oThanks, Roa. I was right to ally myself with you during my mission.

 

Ekoa7oty oRoa? What are you doing here?

1j4baxym oDexithea... I didn't think you were still alive after the attack.

Ekoa7oty oWell, I am. And you're no cult member! Stop this nonsense and come fight alongside me, Cousin!

1j4baxym oAs insistent as always... very well. I won't fight my own blood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

I've a correction to make: Last update I said that Janet buffs the enemies with Thighdeology. Turns out I was wrong, it only applies to enemies on the same faction. So... yeah. Sorry about that.

 So the dragons will do so?

Okay, the types now just make it a little uncertain. I think I get it though.

9 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

I mean, they were both former nuns of the church of Pyron. The church of Pyron seems a lot more hardcore than most. I mean, just look at their pope!

Okay, so we have members of the church of Pyron just sitting in the forces here.

How likely are they to betray?

And are they so easily disillusioned by their god's actions?

10 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Yeah, but it's possible that Pyron is an exception. Still, there needs to be a game here, so let's assume that he can be killed until proven otherwise.

I'd assume so because another god died.

10 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

John, Pae, Beige, Sol and Nia are traitors for sure. Mu is extremely sketchy, but not quite "confirmed" just yet, there's still room for switcheroo shenanigans with them. That about sums it up, I'd say.

My number really wasn't far off huh?

6 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Hahahah... Turns out what they really wanted all along was a kid to care for. How wholesome.

They couldn't adopt under Merv's old laws, that's the new reason they did all this.

9 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Some would call Derek better. I'm not too sure, honestly. They're both good, but Nereid is female merc.

Nereid has theif utility, I think I know my preference in a game with no dedicated theif.

12 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Except he charged ahead of everyone to shoot at Condor like a moron instead of letting his underlings do it.

I guess he was impatient for once?

Regardless, he's dead now.

No more sunbating for him.

13 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

It's likely, yeah... Though there's one particular paired ending he has with a unit we haven't met yet where he is cured of his addiction and goes on to establish... essentially Alcoholics Anonymous with the other unit. It's super wholesome.

Even the party drunkard is capable of reformation.

14 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

She. It's another female brigand.

Okay.

Of course inferior to Dexithea.

Considering she died.

15 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

But... but he's happily married!

Pretty certain that's Joe's protege would be someone learning from him.

Clint clearly is.

17 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Now I just need to pump her full of scrolls and turn her into the next member of the Matthis trope of my LPs...

I suppose that's one way of doing it.

18 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Ewan, Ecan... Dude, it's the simplest name in the world! C'mon, say it with me:

Eban.

Multiple typos like this and it happens to Even.

I did it again! Dammit Eren!

I meant Elan!

Oh forget it.

19 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

No, actually. Pretty sure Derek must've been born right after CT. The gap is bigger than you might expect. For example, two characters who used Roy and Lilina's portraits in CT, respectively, are pushing their 50s in SGW. Janet didn't have children back then, so at the very least we're looking at a 35 year timeskip.

Okay, so that's a

That makes me wonder who she had kids with as her side B.

20 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

I have no idea. I actually asked Blademaster himself at the SGW discord, and he told me he hadn't even considered who Mandrake's spouse could be. It will forever remain a mystery.

...Maybe he's a hermaphrodite? Guy barely looks human, so maybe he just isn't...

Or he managed to create offspring in a lab somehow.

His kids are very much into experimentation as well.

22 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Dqcdeymi oYes, Father. While you leave to attack Cyra, Typhoon and I will guard the capital.

Georgio could probably cosplay as a certain child of a meme vampire.

Maybe grow his hear out first.

23 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Adpsh5xn oI will take your word on it then. You have never let me down before, Typhoon.

Me finally receiving Pyron Antivirus's portrait.

Adpsh5xn o@Sol_Deum: I hope everyone understands that messing with papal business results in death right? Right? #PyronPost

34 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Zgcyfelr oForgive me for asking, but were you experimented on as well?

3t4acnv7 oYes. I originally couldn't use magic and was a simple spy. In the cult, my affinity was changed to be dark as opposed to thunder, and I was mutated to be able to use magic.

Well that sucks, how much impact would it have changing your affinity in this setting?

34 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

O1qqs5vc oI've heard it's very rare for pure humans to be able to use magic. I was shocked you could use magic given you are from Merv.

Det8lbw5 oIt's kinda odd how people can just develop abilities like that. I couldn't originally use magic swords as well.

Intriguing, you'd think a plague on mana wouldn't lead to that but maybe it's related?

Or it happened after she joined Propater?

Pretty open ended why tbh.

35 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

S8xsr0js oIt looks like they've noticed us and fielded some monsters to attack. Belkina is responsible for developing new weapons for Amatera. She's notably created the sun weapons, which pierce any defense, and life stealing weapons. Only the Phobos can use sun weapons though.

9qk5ifz8 o This is a bit more interesting. We'll encounter both manners of weapons in the future. Imagine Evan with nosferatu, though. Holy shit.

So, Nosferatu is specifically locked further.

Or are they definitely separate from the Phobos-lock?

38 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

1j4baxym oA guard has arrived reporting the advance of an unknown unit.

11wg0pxc oAn unknown unit? Let the monsters outside deal with them.

These two look equally unrecruitable.

38 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Diby8nsz o

Xa68jype oThe cerberus? A creation not purely of Father's own making, but still strong. I'm curious how it will perform in battle.

11wg0pxc oDartanion, you need not worry about venturing out into battle. Do as you please and let the cerberus do most of the fighting.

38 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

9qk5ifz8 oWhereas killing Dartanion in chapter 4 required rushing like a madman, this chapter requires that you let a promoted dog run around doubling everyone. Shouldn't be so difficult, but we'll see.

I'm sorry, but this fight involves you letting Cliffords the Big Red abomination run around and eat at your forces?

Oh no.

40 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Gof7qmut o

Vsljor2s oI've been itching for a chance to get back at Mandrake, but one hasn't shown yet. Maybe these people will prove to be of some use...

Solid Ross has arrived I see.

Or is it Naked Ross?

Or Punished Ross- I am not familiar enough with Metal Gear as a franchise to be sure.

40 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Wsqrhnls o

Cool stats, too!

8kvp4zw8 o

And axes. Marvelous.

And +4 Def, the absolute unit.

So that's a good look.

41 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Today's map is... one that I've been fearing. Chapter 8 has consistently been a map that's always given me trouble, and I'm not sure if I'll be able to get past it without casualties. There's enemies coming from all over the place, two bosses that charge you, an asshole with a sleep staff, Dartanion to worry about... Quite the jam-packed map, this one. Interestingly enough, this is a sort of hybrid map - as in, it's both indoors and outdoors. The plain and road tiles count as outdoors, while the concrete tiles are indoors.

So the game accurately handles the ins and outs?

How capable is the base game of it? I would suspect no.

41 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Pi4fayhc oYlbro1rg oKaemx0mr oIjbuctnx o

...Yeah. Ren can do it, no problem.

When did Athos get a sex change?

46 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Zzzqybkn o

Again, very Lex level. 3 more levels till he gets Double Lion, and then we can truly get started.

It's attack that's for sure.

42 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
49ri9cda o

Boom! Right in the... uh, crotch? Is that where the crotch of a centaur is?

Somehow I think not.

I feel unclean saying it.

45 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Zyyrvgvh oClint? Perfect. I could use a strong ally like you right now.

W4xmmxif oYou need my help? At once, Master!

Zyyrvgvh oI need you to face the direction exactly opposite me(sic). Make sure to keep some distance and not speak as you do. We will defend each other in such a formation.

W4xmmxif oGenius! Only you could come up with such a plan! Fear not, Master Joe! I have your back!

Wow, Joe really afraid of getting caught out unawares and of course using his protege as a human shield.

It's not like it's that bad an idea maybe I have the wrong idea-

45 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Zyyrvgvh oDid he learn anything from my book? He's so... cuckish.

Txzubig9 o Ahahah... Ahhh, Joe, on the other hand... Great guy, huh? Using "cuck" as an unironic insult while lamenting that Clint didn't learn how to be a proper "alpha" from his manual on seducing? Ahh... Good guy, good guy. He's so lucky that he's a fun unit, because accidents may happen otherwise.

Fuck you Joe.

Zyyrvgvh oFuck you too!

46 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Xh0f0227 o

Fastest armor! Fastest armor!

And solid defences so far for him too.

48 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

05bvmkpj oUntil they met Garrison, it was just your regular old Merv village. Nothing out of the ordinary. We had a group of mercs who did favors for others. It was a fun time.

Ekoa7oty oI see. Reminds me of the old Wolf Clan before Gintoki's Hawk Clan sold us all out.

That's not ominous at all is it?

49 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

But first, Gerome's first level. Make it a good one, pal!

G3jyu9y8 o

Oho, not bad at all, flower boy!

Good job not!Cherche's boy.

50 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
4mzhcrh3 o

Not bad at all!

Good for three stats.

52 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Puobbqjv oJbgra0jk o1zvocuwy o

Loki can be kind of a pain under the wrong circumstances, but since Astrea and her buckets of resistance broke the enemy formation, he's a sitting duck. A blutgang will make short work of him. Notice, by the way, that he doesn't have Watchful. Pretty sure he's the only capturable boss in the entire game. I don't recall the logic behind it, but he's got 18 con and I have no riders because I'm terrible at everything, so he's gonna die.

I guess I was wrong on him joining on first impression.

Shame he won't get caught.

Imagine if there was a scene for him after capturing with Nereid.

53 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Xljwapbh o

Yeah, see the talk? I don't think I need to say anything else, do I?

RIP.

But he talks to Bombast Brigand?

54 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

First level since promotion! Have I ever mentioned that, in the first release of the game, there was a mechanic that your growths were lowered when promoting? Yeah, there totally was! It was there to encourage late promotions, but it didn't really work so well, so it was removed shortly afterwards.

Syzrd4im o

Defenses and speed. I will take it.

Well, there's that as an option. I wonder how viable you could make such a mechanic.

Not bad to start off imo.

55 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
0d7hoxru o

1j4baxym oI'll go with you for that reason alone.

7edpyz6l oI'm sure that you're a descendant of his somehow... Regardless, I can't make any promises. If we run into them, I'll help you speak with them.

Turns out the guy I thought was definitely not is recruitable.

56 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Xljwapbh oMglyvr1x oMxus1xnr oGif7l5e5 o

Roa is basically Artemis who trades off availability, speed and thief utility for better bulk and axes on tier 3. I... don't think he benefits from the trade off that much, but people better at the game than me seem to like him, so who am I to judge.

The skills of Roa are like this:

- Fiery Blood: +4 damage when not at full HP. Fine.

- Malefic Aura: Enemies within 2 tiles receive 2 more magic damage from attacks. Basically, he debuffs the resistance of enemies. This is fine too.

He learns Tomefaire in 4 levels. You know the drill, +4 damage when using a tome. So essentially just a plain damage buff.

Honestly, Roa and Artemis aren't very different. Artemis's greatest advantage is her availability, while Roa's is his superior bulk. But we've invested enough into Artemis that she's at this point just plain better than him in every way other than bulk, so... Meh. Plus, Artemis is green and this doofus is not. I'll keep him around just in case I need a replacement, but don't expect me to get much use out of him.

He does have axes.

Guess people were sick of Nuns and warfare and found him a change of pace?

He also has some alright skills in Firey Blood and Malefic Aura. Maybe these people found Evan lacking or were unlucky with him?

56 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Ozagmxou oN1b7p0zm o

Look, it's the thing that Nereid was talking about in chapter 5! It is holding Astrea's third prf. I know, it's technically not, but c'mon, it totally is. Who else is gonna use it? Katherin? Please.

Magic swords are coming up after all.

And hey, 1-2 range is no bad thing.

58 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Qeq7tfuw o

Even more speed. What!? Dude, his growth is 30%! He's like, super blessed! He has to be!

No wonder if you have such a blessed one you hear them arguing Roa.

58 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
9egkgl8o o6wbidodn oHhb0ulwh o

Since this is still GBAFE, weapons are magically repaired when they're dropped (not captured, since that's just a trade), so this wasted shot doesn't matter.

Thunder, thunder, Thunder!

Thundersword HO!

58 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Zxsf9zpy o

Lex only knows how to get one thing. Thankfully, by level 14, that thing is going to be all he needs to clean house.

He is entirely about POWER!

59 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Poyihmes o

Ugly. Really ugly. But...

I feel like she gets the underwhelming levels.

Unfortunate when she can't die.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Wavbiwex o

I mean, sure, whatever.

15swgurg o

This is all that matters, anyway.

I mean, sure she might as well use some magic weapons.

Nah, I can't be that serious.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
2h8q78mu o

Yeah, no. You're dying now.

...I... I hope.

Soxk6k5v o

Hell yeah. Should've known better than to doubt Evan.

Funny number didn't let you down there.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
1xoyh6pi o

Well... She got strength. I'll take it, it's funny. But where's that 50% speed growth?

It's like Elen and her 50% magic growth isn't it?

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
4wfh4i6h o

Very Joe.

Joe-, no bulk.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
52dkmhla o

This is the cerberus's range. It goes quite far. I think I'll want to lure it south.

Of course Kerberos comes with a drop starting with a K.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Hflp1csd oTgrvpr6g o

And here's Dart. He's still really sturdy, but unfortunately for him, he has promoted to colonel, which is... not what soldiers promote into, but sure, whatever. Now that he's an armor, he can be thani'd just like his replacement in chapter 4.

The money's the absolute reason to kill him now.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

And you know what the best part is? I somehow managed to completely forget that I still had a 2 use lockpick on Gerome. Enough to open the remaining chests on the map. Ah, fuck me...

Woof, what was lost?

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Ec34vwdk o

He's going to ram the shit out of that defense cap...

J7vfq0xv o

Dark Aura, arcanist's first classline skill! This is the reason I said to focus on dark with Evan. You know, aside from the fact that it makes him invincible. Dark Aura grants Evan 1 damage, 10 hit, 5 avoid and 5 crit when using dark magic. It's not that much, but considering it's completely free and has a little bit of everything, I'll take it.

I mean, it doesn't sound amazing, not such an argument against using Anima ever imo.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Ddcmrqct o

Pfft. Of course not. There's a reason they showed this guy earlier.

Vsljor2s oI may not be a warrior... but I will fight with everything I have. Mandrake... even if you were my adoptive father, I will show you no mercy.

9qk5ifz8 o Oh, snap! It's Evil Moulder's traitorous adoptive son!

MORE BETRAYAL

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Eq27arhz oYyh2vqti oRdolbna6 oKrs6dx1f o

Ricky! Ricky used to be just an underwhelming axe guy that came out of nowhere. Then in a recent update, he embraced his lineage and picked up staves. So now he's your second staffbot, except he uses axes instead of light magic like Kirin, giving him actually decent combat on top of the healing utility, and he has one more base move because he's a prepromote. Hah! Okay, that's amazing.

Skillwise, he's looking like this:

- Darting blow: +5 speed when initiating battle. For reference, this currently makes him a bit faster than Dexithea. Holy shit.

- Battle Veteran: Gain 1 damage and 5 hit every 5 levels. At the moment, that means a plain 2 damage and 10 hit increase at all times.

He will gain Mirror Stance in five levels. It'll grant him 4 attack and resistance in EP, which... Honestly doesn't really fit in with the rest of his kit, but sure. Whatever.

All in all, Ricky's pretty interesting. A healer pirate is not something I'd ever expected to see. He's a pretty decent combat unit, too. He can give Bella a run for her money, though Smite is still too valuable to gloss over. Expect to see him deployed in at least a couple of maps going forward.

So they decided to give him staves, leading to him actually having utility because he's not locked to E rank.

So he's speedier than the Brigander on PP, will constantly get stronger with his skill and on EP he has some good magic countering.

And even ignoring that he has C staves.

A Rickyroll this is not.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Bprmvr6j oZfd0eion oBeuiigyt oR25kzd5i o

I like how there's a Ron in the same game with a Ronald. I wonder if we'll meet a Rick later down the line.

Anyway, Ron is really powerful. He has a bunch of skills, supreme weapon ranks, capped defense and a powerful tome. I suppose he's not one of the "three holy commanders" for nothing. I think the game wants you to toss Ren at him, given that they have a quote where he's all surprised about her power (I'll show it at the end of the update), but 11 speed means he can be dealt with fine without her.

This guy's legit powerful in all fairness.

Even with as low a Spd the bulk is no joke at all.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Uavqr9ho oHaha, well, that's how I remembered you from the World War, Ricky. I'm sure you're all grown up and have had tons of time for fun and stuff. And I'm glad you're fighting with us. It reminds me of those good times.

Vsljor2s oYeah. ...You know Craft, Star, and Sandy are all dead?

So they do remember each other.

Hmmmmmmmmmmm...........................

Also, more dead people.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Tppyweea o

Uavqr9ho oI found this axe I wanted to beat him with, but it's too heavy for me. And I wouldn't know how best to beat him with it anyway. Here, you keep it.

Vsljor2s oO... kay? Thanks, Janet.

Pnekk266 o

I love this woman. Not sure if I should, but she's hilarious.

She certainly won't love you.

Donovan's her whore.

Also, Poleaxes.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

1ipe6ql0 o

Okay, now that this is done... I love how he holds his staff, he looks so awkward with it.

I'm disappointed he doesn't crabwalk up and bonk people on the head.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Jvpmhhhs o

What Anna was referring to is the second of this game's Arran/Samson choices. That's right, there's multiple of those in this game. Dartanion dying or living past chapter 8 is actually the first of them. We won't see the second until a few chapters later.

How numberous are they?

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Acuuhwgq o

Hsokebne o7f4of1lq o

In retrospect, I could've left her with thani. It would've dealt a mean blow to Ron, and even if it weighed her down enough for him to double, she would've lived.

Then again, the tree still scares me, so best play it safe than sorry.

That is exactly what I mean, look at that power!

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Njrimrlt oU9jybw2s o

Ah, well, no matter. Why, yes, that's 37 damage on the guy with 21 resistance. Still doubting this blade's power?

I don't think anyone doubted it.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Kqegvznp o

You should've ron when you had the chance.

Psycho killer,

qu'est que c'est

ba ba ba ba

ba ba ba ba

ba ba ba baaa

Ron ron ron ron,

Ron ron ron away,

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Akqyrskp o

Ahahahahahahah! Yes! Dexithea gets Dexitheaer!

Dexitheadly power for sure.

She could do with a Dracoshield, Evan won't need it that's for sure.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
R59kz4g8 o

Sure he does.

I mean, I guess he did, consdiering you died.

RIP not!D'Artagnan.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Zg7qbc5a o

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

I mean, con is good on her, but... after those two move levels, this is so difficult to watch...

But then again, two move levels. At this point she deserves like, ten second chances.

Qvvpy8vp o

Live to serve got. Sure, whatever.

Is every level on her going to have a meme stat on her?

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Ivmwxzyt o

I've never gotten much use out of this thing, to be honest.

Then what is is like?

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Iwpzvizy oVxobuctl o

Problem is, Belkina is carrying a scroll, and she also has a crapton of HP and resistance.

See, her, Ozmu and Mandrake don't look all that close together.

How come does she

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Rt739pn4 o

Fuck you, Jake. Give me another turn!

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Jphcttli o

In past versions this was called eclipse, but much like the luna to umbra change, this was renamed equinox becuase it just doesn't work like eclipse. It's still a siege tome, but well, a regular one, and it's in the same game as Evan, you can imagine how funny that's going to be. Frankly, I think I'd rather have this than the reginleif. We'll make do with the heavy spear and the horseslayer.

Well, it's certainly something to have a seige tome.

Is Eclipse gone then?

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Qck2d2hs o

Goodbye!

On6pfmlw o

......

HOW DID SHE LIVE?

HOW?

WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON?

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
6kazhewr o

Okay. Fine. I'll take it. She needs the speed.

That's not a meme level.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Det8lbw5 o? Odd. It gives off a weird power. But... I feel like it means nothing to me. Like this power rejects who I am from my very core. Almost as if it is cowering in fear of me.

9qk5ifz8 o It knows the things you can do with that fire sword.

Det8lbw5 oHow strange. Perhaps this is why Garrison wanted me to get this? Well, it took longer than I wanted, but I've accomplished the mission.

That is interesting indeed, I thought it might mess with her.

How does this all unfold indeed.

At least she succeeded.

Though whether that was the right call's another question.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

3t4acnv7 oI could never find out exactly what, but everything they do all goes towards a single goal:

Wo3iuww3 o

Wait, what? Pyron's actually... looking out for us?

O1qqs5vc oAdvancing humanity? Why exactly is Pyron trying to accomplish that?

Because fuck you I guess Ryu boy.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Lgjkwhcy o Did you know that there was a character in CT called Gringo? Yeah. I think he was this guy's older brother, too, but SGW never mentions his name. I wonder why.

Because the goblins wanted nobody to mention their bank?

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

7edpyz6l oThis is good news! I can't wait to see Chrysler again.

Txzubig9 o Neither can I. Chrysler is absolutely amazing.

What a car?

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

S8xsr0js oFor a holy guard member, you seem to be pretty bad at your job. Not just Belkina, but Ron too? How will you explain this to Mandrake?

C1lykjww oHow did you explain your betrayal to your friend, Astrea?

S8xsr0js oI never betrayed her.

I have quite a few questions what betrayal she's up to.

Also what he's at considering his behaviour right now.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Ggzlmsdz o

S8xsr0js oHe's in a cabin nearby. It's a good thing we were able to meet here. That way you can hand him off to Mu.

S8xsr0js o...Propater is going to attack Elementos soon. Garrison, Iskander, and myself will lead that charge. Alice will hold off Ronald. Though Rody has been causing a ruckus.

This is certainly a plan.

Now, what are they doing attacking Elementos (the fresh element maker)

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

C1lykjww oI've heard. Giving him Nia has only backfired on us and Kuroth.

Boecahjp o

Rody?

I am quite worried about your carry on.

What the hell is going on there?

Nia could be playing along with that, but it's still bothersome.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

S8xsr0js oIndeed. Now come, Baine.

Gir7awcw o

Pffffhwahahahahahahah... Of all the times to catch a midblink shot, I think this is the most perfect so far. Don't take my word for it, but yes, I think she's suggesting exactly what you think she is.

Really making your previous sentence walk a mile there eh Ren?

He already looks like he's ready to go anyways.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

2r3s1rge oRicky, huh? My name is Nereid. My parents are Froid and Erika. I think they were also in Donovan's unit during the war.

Vsljor2s oThose two got together and had a kid?! That's pretty shocking. Though I'm glad to know that I'm not alone in fighting back against family.

2r3s1rge oYou have family in Amatera?

Vsljor2s oThe current pope, Mandrake, was also part of Donovan's unit in the war. He was my adoptive father.

Det8lbw5 oAnd you betrayed him? What exactly happened with Donovan's unit during the war? Let alone after the war if everyone I hear of is either dead or fighting for Pyron?

Vsljor2s o...To be honest, I don't know what happened to everyone after the war. I left straight away on a journey to be a great warrior, but that journey has not been very successful.

B6wrrcci o

So Mandrake and Nereid's parents was in the palyer cast in the original.

Well that's worrisome.

Lots of people willing to stab each other, I can't help but think something went wrong back then too.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Vsljor2s oThat's correct. The victories created by us were swept away or attributed to Larry, Elliot, or Hellen. Mandrake's contributions were kept intact, which let him become the pope. Elliot stealing some of our contributions just made him more beloved here. Craft and Star were executed when Pyronia was absorbed by the Republic. Sandy died in the Nomad Wars. Anyway, that's all I can really say.

Lgjkwhcy o And it's enough, considering none of this really matters all that much when it comes to SGW. Just keep in mind that the Prime Raisin hates Donovan, and that'll be enough going forward.

What is with all the claiming of credit?

This world truly is selfish from the way all these people act in power.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Wxqlen3y o! G-G-G-Garrison?!?! Everyone run away! Garrison is here!

H7ggcm1g oWell, that was simple enough.

I love how friendly Garrison is toward Og.

Garison understands Og's in pain.

Good job Garrison.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Ekoa7oty oRoa? What are you doing here?

1j4baxym oDexithea... I didn't think you were still alive after the attack.

Ekoa7oty oWell, I am. And you're no cult member! Stop this nonsense and come fight alongside me, Cousin!

1j4baxym oAs insistent as always... very well. I won't fight my own blood.

I am quite confused by this and earlier.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
F85ziolb oQpsdly2a o

Well that's not very nice trying to shame here Elaine.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
3ur97g52 oB3zip6zk o

So there's assassins now.

Oh boy somebody's pissed.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
0vfm4ilg o

This typo.

Monsters do not have the Stealth.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Az91klrz oE5cxlh7t oRnnit2oy oJrgam7go o

What duo is pissed off still?

It's not going to be Berwick (No way you'd kill off that cast intentionally), I doubt you'd make Raigh a villain (and his obivous partners are dead), Same doubts for the Ilians, Pent & Louise, Wade & Lot, I have a feeling NMotE won't be the pick this time and all those people have died even if time travel was an option (Unless someone survived Pretzel's Purge) and as for TearRing Holmes and Katri weren't punished from what I remember, I doubt it'd be Plum/Lionheart and I doubt it's Norton and Kate looking to avenge Zeig.

As for OCs, Berwick really cropped that list. The assassins I doubt are here, but what about someone else who lost people to Ruebhen and blamed Ruben?

Mandrake apparently:

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Part 10 - Unremarkable snow map.

Looks like the poll turned around again. Butterman finally gave in and voted smart, it seems. I'm not sure what to do about Ulysses now. Meh, I was probably never going to use him again, anyway, so might as well let him enjoy his retirement.

Sylvis:

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 So the dragons will do so?

Ergh... No, the dragons have nothing to do with it.

Okay, the types now just make it a little uncertain. I think I get it though.

I hope so...

Okay, so we have members of the church of Pyron just sitting in the forces here.

How likely are they to betray?

Not very.

And are they so easily disillusioned by their god's actions?

I mean, God's kind of an idiot, as we know. It is not inconceivable.

I'd assume so because another god died.

Yeah, let's go with that.

My number really wasn't far off huh?

Close enough.

They couldn't adopt under Merv's old laws, that's the new reason they did all this.

Truly the most tragic of villains.

Nereid has theif utility, I think I know my preference in a game with no dedicated theif.

A fair argument.

I guess he was impatient for once?

Regardless, he's dead now.

He died for his hubris.

No more sunbating for him.

If he ever did any to begin with. I'm thinking he might've been a poser.

Even the party drunkard is capable of reformation.

It is a rather uplifting message.

Okay.

Of course inferior to Dexithea.

Considering she died.

Let's hope they never get even on that...

Pretty certain that's Joe's protege would be someone learning from him.

Clint clearly is.

I mean, in a way, I suppose, but...

I suppose that's one way of doing it.

I just hope she cooperates going forward. Would be a shame if she ended up being a useless on wheels.

...Ahh, I can always pump her full of statboosters.

Multiple typos like this and it happens to Even.

I did it again! Dammit Eren!

I meant Elan!

Oh forget it.

I'd just like to point out that there is an Eren in this game.

Okay, so that's a

...a?

That makes me wonder who she had kids with as her side B.

I already talked about the guy in CT called Sal. Pretty sure that's the one. She even namedrops him if she dies when she's still a game over unit. Though it's possible she had them with Don before he left. I've no idea, honestly.

Or he managed to create offspring in a lab somehow.

His kids are very much into experimentation as well.

Hahahaha... Somehow, that seems appropriate.

Georgio could probably cosplay as a certain child of a meme vampire.

Maybe grow his hear out first.

Heh...

Me finally receiving Pyron Antivirus's portrait.

Adpsh5xn o@Sol_Deum: I hope everyone understands that messing with papal business results in death right? Right? #PyronPost

@Drake_Pope retweeted this

Well that sucks, how much impact would it have changing your affinity in this setting?

I've... no idea, actually.

Intriguing, you'd think a plague on mana wouldn't lead to that but maybe it's related?

Or it happened after she joined Propater?

Pretty open ended why tbh.

Perhaps one day, it'll be explained.

So, Nosferatu is specifically locked further.

Or are they definitely separate from the Phobos-lock?

No no, nosferatu is the same as always. It's the sun weapons that are locked to the Phobos.

These two look equally unrecruitable.

F

I'm sorry, but this fight involves you letting Cliffords the Big Red abomination run around and eat at your forces?

Yes.

Oh no.

Well, it wasn't so bad, because Joe.

Solid Ross has arrived I see.

Or is it Naked Ross?

Or Punished Ross- I am not familiar enough with Metal Gear as a franchise to be sure.

Senator Rosstrong.

......

If only.

And +4 Def, the absolute unit.

So that's a good look.

Quite.

So the game accurately handles the ins and outs?

How capable is the base game of it? I would suspect no.

I'm assuming what's actually happening here is that each tile has a type assigned to it. Outdoor and Indoor March check what type of tile the unit is standing on at the beginning of the map, and apply the bonuses accordingly. The fact that forts count as being indoors (thus giving Condor movement in maps like chapter 3) is quite telling.

When did Athos get a sex change?

Honestly, I think she may be better than Athos... She doubles him, for one.

It's attack that's for sure.

He's gonna catch up to Dexithea in strength one of these days, the madman!

Somehow I think not.

I feel unclean saying it.

Come now, we're just discussing something here. Just because we're talking about potentially lewd bodyparts in a merely scientific manner doesn't mean we're being lewd ourselves, or else every doctor in the world is a pervert.

Anyway, how is your sex life.

Wow, Joe really afraid of getting caught out unawares and of course using his protege as a human shield.

It's not like it's that bad an idea maybe I have the wrong idea-

I mean, if he was actually being honest, that's actually not a bad idea. Heavy armor isn't easy to move around in, makes sense for two pals to cover each other's backs.

But, of course, Joe had ulterior motives.

Fuck you Joe.

Zyyrvgvh oFuck you too!

I've got nothing to add. I just agree with you, Dayni.

And solid defences so far for him too.

He's an odd armor, all right. But that's not a bad thing.

That's not ominous at all is it?

Well, not really. She's just explaining further why she hates Gintoki's guts.

Good job not!Cherche's boy.

Who is Cherche?

...Oh. That design is very 3DS FE. And who is her boy?

...Ohh, he's called Gerome too! Neat, neat. Very neat.

Good for three stats.

Yeah. Woulda prefered magic, to be honest, but she's doing good on that front.

I guess I was wrong on him joining on first impression.

Quite, yes. But, well, to be fair, it's more likely that if I had said nothing, you wouldn't have expected any of them to be recruitable. Without the confirmation that one of them was recruitable, none of them really seemed all that remarkable. Especially after chapter 7, with its four bosses and the very obviously recruitable one.

Shame he won't get caught.

His axes are neat, but there's no way. Unless I deploy Ulysses, but again, I think I might as well let him retire and enjoy his second chance at life.

Imagine if there was a scene for him after capturing with Nereid.

Salem-style recruitment. Now there's a thought.

RIP.

But he talks to Bombast Brigand?

Bombast Brigand, Thief Shaman and Move Master.

Well, there's that as an option. I wonder how viable you could make such a mechanic.

Not very, considering it was almost immediately taken out.

Not bad to start off imo.

Not at all, no.

Turns out the guy I thought was definitely not is recruitable.

Subversion of expectations! And this isn't even close to being the most unexpected recruitment in this game...

He does have axes.

Guess people were sick of Nuns and warfare and found him a change of pace?

Hah!

He also has some alright skills in Firey Blood and Malefic Aura. Maybe these people found Evan lacking or were unlucky with him?

Oh no, I don't think anybody argues that Evan is any less than the best mage in the game and one of the best units period. I have, however, seen arguments for Roa over Artemis.

Magic swords are coming up after all.

And hey, 1-2 range is no bad thing.

Yeah, of course not. Never.

No wonder if you have such a blessed one you hear them arguing Roa.

Hahahaha...

Thunder, thunder, Thunder!

Thundersword HO!

So this is how democracy dies.

He is entirely about POWER!

UNLIMITED so.

I feel like she gets the underwhelming levels.

Unfortunate when she can't die.

Oh no, I'm pretty sure she's already lost the game over tag. In fact, I'm not entirely sure why she has it in the prison break chapter...

I mean, sure she might as well use some magic weapons.

Nah, I can't be that serious.

The scaramouche will be better on Nereid.

Funny number didn't let you down there.

Thankfully.

It's like Elen and her 50% magic growth isn't it?

Hahahah... Oh, I hope not...

Joe-, no bulk.

Yeah, that was the only non-Joe part about the level.

Of course Kerberos comes with a drop starting with a K.

Hah! Probably a coincidence, but hey.

The money's the absolute reason to kill him now.

Not really. It's the unit we're getting for killing him here instead of later. Money's a nice bonus tho, but it could've been stolen.

...Then again, the unit isn't really the reason either. Both units are good, but the one from killing Dart later is generally considered a little better. Not only that, by killing him now, we've lost a master crown (not seal) that he drops in chapter 18.

These are the reasons why I picked the early kill. I'm still me, even if I'm using Evan and Lex. Expect me to make all the wrong choices in these Arran/Samsons, except when the good choice is the funnier one.

Woof, what was lost?

Nothing but the time limit.

I mean, it doesn't sound amazing, not such an argument against using Anima ever imo.

Oh no, I'm not saying to never use anima ever. I mean, sagittae alone is super useful. But when frontlining I believe he should always be running dark. His accuracy with it is the best, and it makes him even more invincible than he already is. But anime definitely has its utility.

Light is the one that I'd say is pretty crap on Evan. Guy has enough skill to wield anima and dark just about perfectly, he doesn't stand to gain much from light's accuracy.

MORE BETRAYAL

MOAR

So they decided to give him staves, leading to him actually having utility because he's not locked to E rank.

So he's speedier than the Brigander on PP, will constantly get stronger with his skill and on EP he has some good magic countering.

And even ignoring that he has C staves.

A Rickyroll this is not.

Ricky is hilarious, honestly. The jump in utility that he's gotten just from C staves is amazing. He used to be so forgettable!

This guy's legit powerful in all fairness.

Even with as low a Spd the bulk is no joke at all.

C A P P E D   D E F E N S E

So they do remember each other.

Hmmmmmmmmmmm...........................

That seems rather damning, yeah... unless that's a fake Ricky!

Also, more dead people.

Half the cast from CT are dead. Half the other half are going to die by our hand.

She certainly won't love you.

Donovan's her whore.

Ahahahahahaha... Interesting assessment.

Also, Poleaxes.

They're just regular axes but mightier.

I'm disappointed he doesn't crabwalk up and bonk people on the head.

That would be amazing. A shame it is not the case.

How numberous are they?

Just the two, plus the... Gotoh situation. But that won't matter for a long while, of course.

That is exactly what I mean, look at that power!

On the girl with like, 26 resistance!

I don't think anyone doubted it.

Just in case.

Psycho killer,

qu'est que c'est

ba ba ba ba

ba ba ba ba

ba ba ba baaa

Ron ron ron ron,

Ron ron ron away,

Hon hon hon.

...Sorry.

Dexitheadly power for sure.

She could do with a Dracoshield, Evan won't need it that's for sure.

Yeah, she could be a good candidate for it, when we get one.

I mean, I guess he did, consdiering you died.

RIP not!D'Artagnan.

He will be missed. By Evil Moulder, more than anyone.

Is every level on her going to have a meme stat on her?

I don't even know anymore. She does whatever the hell she wants.

Then what is is like?

...Yeah, I probably should've showed it, shouldn't I...

Well, basically, it's a really heavy, somewhat inaccurate lance without crit or effectiveness that deals magic damage. Honestly, it's just a worse luin.

See, her, Ozmu and Mandrake don't look all that close together.

How come does she

...You made the whoopsie. That's all right, please tell me your question next time and I'll be sure to respond to it.

That's the game, yes.

Well, it's certainly something to have a seige tome.

Is Eclipse gone then?

This used to be eclipse. Eclipse as we know it from FE is gone, yes.

HOW DID SHE LIVE?

HOW?

WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON?

You forgot about Mercy again. But that's okay, I got to hear that wonderful sound effect for it.

That's not a meme level.

But it's a good one, so I'll take it.

That is interesting indeed, I thought it might mess with her.

How does this all unfold indeed.

We'll see, won't we?

At least she succeeded.

Though whether that was the right call's another question.

Hmmmm...

Because fuck you I guess Ryu boy.

Considering he keeps Rody around, you'd think Pyron's also likes dragons well enough, at least.

Because the goblins wanted nobody to mention their bank?

Hah!

What a car?

Well... he kinda is. You'll see.

I have quite a few questions what betrayal she's up to.

Also what he's at considering his behaviour right now.

They're both suspect, but in ways that we can't yet comprehend.

This is certainly a plan.

Now, what are they doing attacking Elementos (the fresh element maker)

Elementos is where some of Pyron's forces are at.

Rody?

I am quite worried about your carry on.

What the hell is going on there?

Nia could be playing along with that, but it's still bothersome.

One of these days, we'll find out exactly what is happening.

Really making your previous sentence walk a mile there eh Ren?

Pfffhahahahaha...

He already looks like he's ready to go anyways.

You can't even see his face!

So Mandrake and Nereid's parents was in the palyer cast in the original.

Well that's worrisome.

Yeah, they were all CT veterans. The Prime Raisin, his way-too-young-loooking wife, Hellen and Eli were all also veterans.

Lots of people willing to stab each other, I can't help but think something went wrong back then too.

Well, almost the entire cast of CT were humongous assholes.

What is with all the claiming of credit?

This world truly is selfish from the way all these people act in power.

Larry is a deeply jealous man.

Garison understands Og's in pain.

Good job Garrison.

He's not so bad after all!

I am quite confused by this and earlier.

Just tidbits about Roa's character. Perhaps we'll meet this Elliot at some point and he'll clear up some of our doubts.

Well that's not very nice trying to shame here Elaine.

They're just being playful. It's kinda their thing.

So there's assassins now.

Oh boy somebody's pissed.

I mean, isn't that all of my fanfic arcs? Everything is fine until someone tries to kill Ruben?

This typo.

I am pain at this point in time.

Monsters do not have the Stealth.

They need the hide charm you get for 12 dead units in Berwick Saga.

What duo is pissed off still?

It's not going to be Berwick (No way you'd kill off that cast intentionally), I doubt you'd make Raigh a villain (and his obivous partners are dead), Same doubts for the Ilians, Pent & Louise, Wade & Lot, I have a feeling NMotE won't be the pick this time and all those people have died even if time travel was an option (Unless someone survived Pretzel's Purge) and as for TearRing Holmes and Katri weren't punished from what I remember, I doubt it'd be Plum/Lionheart and I doubt it's Norton and Kate looking to avenge Zeig.

As for OCs, Berwick really cropped that list. The assassins I doubt are here, but what about someone else who lost people to Ruebhen and blamed Ruben?

This is quite the interesting reasoning! I already have the identities of the pursuers planned, so I suppose all we can do now is wait and see. We'll go back to this in due time.

Mandrake apparently:

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(Where are all the sprite rips at these days? took me a minute for speech bobbles)

Hahahahahahahahah... Wait, what's with the map in the back, though?

 

On 4/18/2021 at 1:24 AM, UNLEASH IT said:

I actually ran out of lockpicks before chapter 8. Is there any way to get more?

The game gives you all the lockpicks you need to get everything from the beginning to chapter 8. Unless you left your entire supply of lockpicks on Fuuma... Which, I'll admit, is a very real risk. The game should've warned the player somehow not to leave important items on him after chapter 5. But beyond that, it's literally impossible to run out, there aren't enough openable things for it.

 

My beloved:

Spoiler
Bb9xxsmp o

Evil Moulder's face was an unexpected surprise. But, a welcome one.

Gsawkmhi o

Straight into the Jake'n'Anna stuff today!

Grtbulwi o

...And straight out, too, because they have nothing of interest to say today.

Ujxf3xow o

7zsrvfhd oIt's near the old Assassins Guild headquarters. ...And pretty close to the Hell Hounds territory too.

Fblb2apf oMy apologies, but this border area is the best way to get to our base.

Lgjkwhcy o You deliberately set up a base on the frying pan? You know, there's only one way out of the pan...

7edpyz6l oIt's also worth noting that this area is close to the hero Alester's grave.

Det8lbw5 o...Alester's grave, huh? The faster we travel through here, the better.

7zsrvfhd oI think it may be too late for a speedy passage.

Lgjkwhcy oYeah, figures.

Eddhiius o

Yow! It's an enemy ambush!

Xvsdefqm o

Wait, no, that's no enemy - It's Fuuma, returned at last!

05bvmkpj oFuuma! We were waiting for you to show up again.

Det8lbw5 oIt's good to see you again too.

Cczfxsr4 oI wish I ran into you under better circumstances. I was chasing after Ben and his trail disappeared in a house around here.

Lgjkwhcy oOh yeah, Ben. At least we've got a clue to his whereabouts now.

Cczfxsr4 oBut as I sensed your troops approaching, all of a sudden tons of monsters showed up. And I've never seen some of these before.

05bvmkpj oIs that... an angel? Aren't those creatures of myth? A being of the gods?

Det8lbw5 o...I have a bad feeling about this.

9qk5ifz8 o Commander Astrea, monsters are our specialty.

Cczfxsr4 oThere's a castle over there where someone seems to be commanding them.

B7w2wver o

Cczfxsr4 oThey're something else altogether.

Det8lbw5 oRight. The utmost caution is needed here.

W6etnzfu o

Those are some odd-looking monsters.

P4cy6aln o

Xpxkmqzh oI was a little nervous with that knight not being around. His presence is usually enough to scare off any assassins or bandits. But maybe everything will be just fine today!

3mhszm8t o

The only way you could've jinxed that any harder is if you went "good thing too, I'm retiring tomorrow!"

Llgi5vfa o

Xpxkmqzh o! The Assassins Guild?!

3tbxgxwn o

Well, congratulations, Hoen. You accomplished... whatever the hell you're supposed to be trying to do.

Tunbzr6q o

Hah! You look ridiculous!

Cz1ve4l3 oAre you sure now is the best time to be attacking here?

Otaehjt6 oThis land has always been guild territory. If we can reclaim it, now is the time! We'll deal with those other bastards if they get too close.

Vcebo8ju o

Meanwhile, over on this side... Look, there's the angel!

8bpqnnw6 o

Neither of these idiots is the angel.

Mlfvch4m oTo test the girl to see if she is worthy of joining us. It's clear she doesn't know what she's doing with that bracelet. We should just kill her and take it away from her. It would be more power for us in the here and now.

Locyd52a oThat is not what he wants. And we don't have an army, even with your clones. But she does have one. And with enough bodies, even Pyron would easily fall. Do not forget, he has more god fragments than us now.

Mlfvch4m oTrue. You may take your leave. I'll handle the rest.

Lgjkwhcy oWell, that was... interesting.

3h1qgiti o

Time for preparations. First, sell off Dartanion's riches.

Uf9huqug oWvz7o1wz oMnfc4syl o

Also, put some scrolls on people. Astrea mostly just wants that 5% con.

Unyvaegf o
 
Bq1042nf oHaoo6xoa oGy3gmk5k o9nyyvz1r o

Starting next time, I should remember to show the team that I'm deploying, because fatigue is starting to do its thing. Kirin is the only one who is fatigued, but Evan is close to his limit as well, and I'll want him at top condition next chapter, so he's sitting this one out as well. Joe is also out because I want to give a couple of scrubs a chance to show off.

Anyway, this is today's map. Not the most remarkable map in the game. It's decently challenging, with a few scary monsters flying about, but not much else. I'm not sure why Derek, Nicole and Janet are still game over units, at this point the game could've just made them retreat when they die (which... it actually does, after they lose their game over tags), but it's not like half of those are even deployed, so meh.

Sz7q1gts oJobc6fmj o

Fuuma is back with us. He's still carrying everything we left with him.

7jdwxp92 oOecdlect oEu6qe2ym oK6gorncp oXy9rtp2p o

As for our newcomer, he's basically Relina with better overall combat, but shittier speed, utility and availability. The speed kinda kills his regular combat, not gonna lie.

These are his skills:

- Resolve: When HP is below 50%, Germano's strength, skill and speed are multiplied by 1.5. Bad, ugly, terrible. I know, I know, it's a great skill, but you see, it requires him to be at low health. That's not what I want in an ironman!

- Silent Pride: Gain 2 damage and take 2 less damage per 25% below maximum health. This helps him survive on resolve range, I suppose, but still, this guy likes it risky.

- At level 12, Spur defense: Defense buffs, yada yada.

Germano is a guy who is like, double or nothing. He likes being beat to shit, and then beating the enemies to shit in return. Except I like my units best when they've enough health to survive a few hits, so...

Mhosvjnf oWgiisr2t o

Let us begin by shooting down this unfortunately positioned gargoyle.

Hmm... Getae?

6wn8ijxc o

The space god? Who even is that?

Otmqsyvm o

Oh-- Never mind! It's the moment I've been waiting for!

Afgzxjwc o

Sa72jcwx o...

D75mhegu oShocked, were you?

Sa72jcwx oI have never seen a woman so beautiful in all my life.

9qk5ifz8 o Aaaaaaaaand there we go. It may be a cliche, but as it turns out, Condor is a woman. In past versions this was foreshadowed by the fact that she was affected by Joe's Gentilhomme skill. I do have to wonder what kind of a voice she has to be mistaken for a male by everyone, though... In any case, what matters is that I can finally stop referring to her by male pronouns. You've no idea the amount of times I almost accidentally spilled the beans because of those pesky things!

Sa72jcwx oIt is no wonder you wear such armor around your body.

D75mhegu oI'm not brave like Astrea and the others. I don't want to bare my flesh as they do. It is a bit silly of me, in times of war, to act so feminine but... well, I'll just consider it a lucky privilege I have.

Sa72jcwx oIf you insist. But to think! The most amazing person I've ever known! Secretly, they were a woman all along! Incredible! The perfect rival indeed!

D75mhegu oJust how long do you want to remain perfect rivals?

Sa72jcwx oAn odd question. Why, forever of course?

D75mhegu oForever, you say? You don't want to be something...

1sbmxexa o

Oh, my. This is going places.

Sa72jcwx o...You're getting awfully close, my old friend.

D75mhegu oI told you, Lex. I'm you, but better. Let me show you what I mean.

Txzubig9 o Some places, all right...

R1l4d9db o I couldn't edit his face to look any dumber than that, sorry

You know, I've never been sure if he says that because of... well, reasons, or if he's just genuinely terrified. Heck, it could be both.

Either way, I love it.

Wkoompk0 o

The fact that the conclusion to that support is immediately followed by this image must be making Lex reconsider his every life choice.

...Or maybe not. I'm not going to judge, either way.

Ximkganm o

What matters is that the happy couple is now at full power level. There's no stopping them now!

...Well, actually, maybe Lex's movement advantage will stop them. A knight and a future rider with a move level isn't the best choice for a support, but... c'mon, how could I not?

Xkclisqq o6ybq1lnv o9iui3jhv o

Another one down.

Ay3zxkiw oWkburfo7 o

There's no stopping the brigand shriek!

Agdo4ubo o

Are you here, Ben?

I2fxbwkq o

No, not Ben, but that's not bad either...

Vuhrgt0f o

...Okay, okay! Jeez, touchy much? It's not like Astrea just waltzed into your house uninvited for no reason!

G6zgci71 o5sovdql8 oHno8ffss oGm1mo34a o

A kill for Clint.

Lat1os8k o

Whoa! I better be careful, though. I don't want to mess with that.

Udywaflb oPeqoofqz o

Look at that shit! 21 strength, 15 speed on a flying enemy!?

Cxonxsgb o

I can't imagine Ben's on the house next to our starting point, but I mean, it's worth a shot...

Dlyttmos o

A8s4p0uw oI saw the weirdest monster out in the field. It looked human, but something was off about it. It had this aura around it that just... made me want to bow. I felt insignificant. No monster has ever made me feel like that before.

Nleiown5 o

I think we're good.

Ebomt77d o

Yeah, that's not a problem. Condor's forte isn't magic, but she manages.

Mzan28ij oKpxua35i o

Ah, shit...

Dowfhro8 o

...Welp. Looks like I made a whoopsie.

Gg3la1dd oJktyigrk o

Never mind! Astrea has channeled the spirit of Adel, and has finished a battle before it even started! Way to go!

Gd9d5fox o

The more speed, the better. But if you could work on your con a bit, I'd appreciate it.

...Also, movement. Movement would be excellent.

2cfyufcs o

An eye reinforcement right behind us?

Y2t7uane o

Fool! You shall soon learn the error of your ways!

Hw9czots o

But first, more funny pirate staffbot shenanigans.

Bspdpsnp o

Another support. I think Relina and Clint will make for a good B support pair. Clint's only other option is Lex, and Lex is already taken by Evan and his owner.

Twyue1qd o

7zsrvfhd o? Are you okay? You're staring at me quite a bit.

Lgjkwhcy o Clint, don't! Forget everything you read in Joe's book! You're married!

W4xmmxif oYour fighting style is slightly similar to Master Joe's.

7zsrvfhd oOh! That's because he trained me for a bit in spear arts. I don't wear heavy armor, so my style is a bit faster than his.

W4xmmxif oI see. So we are both fellow pupils of his.

7zsrvfhd o? But you use a sword. What are you learning from Joe?

8iuqhgpb o

Hahahahahaha! I like how deadpan he is about it.

7zsrvfhd oOh, so you read... that. Yeah, that's kinda gross.

W4xmmxif oGross?! You insult our teacher?!

7zsrvfhd oI'm leaving now.

W4xmmxif oCome back, you!

Atefldge o

Poor Clint, man. You can tell he means well, but the poor guy's so awkward.

Ojlp6srb o

Anyway, speed buffs. He stands before a succubus - we cannot let him fall before it! His wife would be devastated!

6apfaimr oG4dm84qx o

Unfortunately, this side has no staff users. We'll have to make do with the vulneraries in Astrea's convoy.

Jtiflcwr oTkzhzmrt o

Revenge for before!

Tcywz8ce o

Okay.

G7goxw9j o

Hah! The succubus sensed that Clint's love for his (third) wife is too strong, and has decided to press its luck against someone else.

2tplwk8o o

Unfortunately for it, Condor's neither a man nor interested in anything not named Lex.

Lskmch9g oJtj3amtw o

Oww.

Jno375m3 o

Owwer.

Cdrkdafh oZrlhartc oM8l7by4o o

Loads of enemies approaching from all sides. It won't be a problem.

Hx6kolzb oHhvont4o o

I like you, Gerome, so I'm giving you another shot.

0hormtzp oQrpirkex o6ahu0dva oIiyknb4a o

Fuuma takes out the two reinforcement monsters with help from Janet.

Pk1fgi0g oNmm4fegk o

Relina equips her axereaver and buffs everyone's speed. The axereaver is in case that centaur tries going after her.

Frohajju o

Out of our way! Lex has found his life's love, there ain't a place for you here!

Uboqy7df o

Awful. Absolutely terrible. But, I'll take it. It's one less level till he gets Double Dragon.

Tryl2zid o

The next part of the plan requires that Ricky employs his barrier staff.

Ezh5mhds o

Another support? Another support.

Gazfix75 o

2r3s1rge oThough it's obvious that your mission has been quite intense.

3t4acnv7 oI was undercover for years just to give us the chance to kill Ozmu. Experimentation, killing my own allies, leaking our secret message algorithm... I question whether it was all worth it at times. I feel like I never really learned anything while I was there.

2r3s1rge oThose are the kind of questions we can only answer with our actions now.

Cphgth1g o

2r3s1rge oNow it's our job to let it either get put out or have it burn everything down.

3t4acnv7 oBut with someone like Pyron being nothing but fire, I question whether he can be burned down at all.

Yctsubb6 o

Rather uninteresting compared to the previous two, but hey, stats!

Mxeqalc9 oFcq4q5f6 o

Dexi, c'mon, that was not necessary.

...But, hey, who am I to complain? Carry on.

Ebbq7m5u o

D'oooooooooooooooooooh...

And the worst part is that I didn't even realize she'd be one-shotting if she stood next to Dexithea. Nice, my memory when it comes to skills remains unmatched.

Zbcwaawp o

Yeah, maybe I should've questioned how Nereid was one-shotting these things while Bella couldn't.

Zpv7ohce o

Well, fine. No matter.

Cgluj2dz o

Condor can't do much, so she just allies her rallies.

Fjrpoug1 o

Crit?

Fobefvum o

Lex cannot get Double Lion soon enough.

Gmjy4tz5 o

Fine, you do it, Bella.

Dhidv4gk o

Lookin' good. That tree there doesn't move, don't worry.

Ulxzijld o

The zombie was left one space away from reaching Artemis. Now all she has to contend with are the eyes. Perfect!

Xpeqthun oWqz5spgl o

Not a great idea on your part, mate.

Pkpbyb2f o8car78r4 o

Oof! Those, on the other hand... Not bad ideas.

Jfhw5xug oQg9wvxv6 o

Tomebreaker, man.

D0yovhfg o

Ahh, goddamnit. The zombie kept the other eye from killing itself.

Sdkasv8u oJjid2xgr o

Hah! I mean, sure, he got doubled, but for 1 damage...

Ewub26oh o

Enemy phase is over. Now... hey.

3kq37dhp o

Oh look, it's Mr. Ominous Music. He's come to lend us a hand.

C1lykjww oHmm... this test may prove too hard for her. Perhaps I'll help her a little.

C9tmrbpo o

Oi!

Kejrcfo8 o

Oi, that's not legal! Those two dogs came out of the castle and just skipped two turns of movement to park their butts up here!

Zz1pusyn oVnj8tfaw o7hc24hvl oVepxosli o

Anyway, the green unit. Baine is basically like the Black Knight in RD. He's insanely powerful, and he'll be helping us for the time being.

6tomvwjb o

As for this guy...

7q8e4zsm oS7iduypc oIl8abep6 o

Hoen's just a regular-ass boss with a droppable master seal that we want. Nothing else to say.

Jzuzgpo6 oQtmeb7qz o

Let's make our way to him.

Egvfnxtj o

Awww, no more speed on the speediest armor... Well, no matter. Some more bulk is much appreciated, especially because he's... honestly not great in that regard. In fact, with behemoths like Evan, Condor and Joe running around, Clint's actually below average compared to our team's overall defense.

Filpvwkf o

Ahh, there we go, Vanity! The completely useless skill! Now that is what I was waiting for.

E4ovzsss o

Same deal as before - buff Clint's speed, just in case.

J8nzdwyy o3a69b5qm o

You can heal up.

Aejwyzch oF1pawfyv oAdx6gqfw o

I could've used the light blade to double and kill, but hoarding is cool.

Bk8i6spk oYv3oa9ex oWmrumxy9 o

Janet helps her get out of the way, and that's another kill for Gerome.

Pmqygbst o

Either Hoen goes after Clint, or Relina, who has the naginata equipped. Either way, we win.

Xpzi48c4 o

Up north, Artemis finishes the job on the eyes.

Wxyiol3p o

Well. That's a level, all right.

Qlm9zb8k oZybtwsae oH6oonj2b o1io6f7qo o

Some general slaughtering going on. Oreades is funny drunk man, and he really pleasantly surprised me the time I used him, so I'm giving him a chance to prove himself.

Dfkx4yxh o

As for Ricky, I'm beginning to wonder if I'll ever have him swing an axe.

Cyq2zpie o

That works.

Oznb4ri3 oXibqsiht oChfr9urj o

This monster has boss music and can damage Baine, that's how you can tell it's powerful.

5mbdxmeq oKbgpo2cv o

Unfortunately, I'm not lucky enough for Baine to kill.

Z9m7xyt5 oSfa5aigr o

Another one! This time with a brave axe. Another enemy that we'd have trouble with.

4c8keclk oTcbhpc2w o

Heh... Good thing we've got this guy to help us, eh?

Yqmcioxv o

Oh boy, there he is.

4ailp5ze o

Does he even know who we are? This has nothing to do with us, we just happened to pass by at the right time.

5jerkpku o

Foolish little mutt!

Ub0ho0gs oPn1b3aic oDdrsaxyz o

The two blondes should really send worthier adversaries after us. This is just pathetic!

C059q2oe o

Not to worry. Baine isn't in any real danger, and you'll soon know why.

Q2jakih7 o

Hmph...

Tdoln8bj o

Oh, c'mon. How does something like this happen?

Unldhjsc oZbk5gp7v o

Ayy, bigger axe rank!

Yn1qktop o

Ah, there we go. Baine has Renewal, and with his big bucket of HP, it heals him for a ton. His chance of dying is just about nonexistent.

Du7zx6qm o

Ergh... This is a bug. Merely aesthetic one, though. Nobody's gained a B axe rank that they shouldn't have.

2cfvxkhs o

Goodbye archer.

Lchzn7u1 o

Okay, let's get rid of Hoen.

Osl9mwny o

Awww, Clint!

Hnjctonx oJ5lmx5yw oR7klgvh4 oKan0zfac o

All right, and...

Etal1c3a oSp5i3tpu o

Gerome wraps it up.

Cjqernue o

Nobody cares about you.

Kb4wpgga o

Ah, yes. This is the right kind of level to get in order to stay on the team. This.

Kvtwy2v2 o

Well, at any rate, we can now promote someone else. Though at this point, I think I'll wait for some level 15 skills.

3lwrefzg oZf8kz51l o

Relina grabs a vulnerary from Germano.

6qlpgtfo oWxz2ygag oS1ngeyct o

I could get closer, but I'd rather Fuuma stayed in the forest.

5ub4ehf9 oW7z6m4vg o

Besides, you can always count on Fuuma to crit.

Elbpywgl o

Lex is starting to get doubled by everything, now. That is not good. But, well, he still has a big bucket of HP to keep him going.

Ihffoy5a oPex8wamf oYj0kijcd o

That's a neat animation.

Lu5pbjmb o

Whoa, whoa! Okay, that's a weird glitch, though. If shaver misses, the final part of the thani animation just randomly plays. I mean, sure...?

Ghlnvwdr oAt7qgxql o

That looks like a nice bit of experience for Oreo man.

Udkmmyxk o

Good.

Gfft70ht oUazghq3t o

Some miscellaneous support.

K6umkizu o

So... this girl.

5357dt2q oWol2fnsi o

Best tread lightly around her.

Vi5lhfli oZuqr55ho o

Enemy phase time again. We finally get to see dark spikes! Roa came with one of these and slime, but I forgot to show off... both of them. I'm a good LPer! Anyway, slime is just a bigger umbra that grants +3 def/res instead of 2. Dark spikes is inaccurate, but it deals effective damage against riders, as you might've imagined. It's not the best, but it has its uses.

9lzbe9xz oLjzqjd82 oUp9bk2go o

Gerome is attacked by a Hector.

O15lni3y o3idjqkla o

Dexithea, by a fool.

7rvrgz5a o

Gwahahahahahahahah... She isn't even close to her speed and strength caps yet! She's just gonna keep going!

Vforwecw o

Aww, c'mon... Cowards! Fight the green unit!

9dquvnsi oOl7fcfna oVpv5ev5i o9p62dtfb o

Baine erases another two enemies.

Vrpqfi0s o

Oh, Jesus... She took 5 damage. She's now in poison death range.

Dv75hvhm oKuni7uli o

Never!

Snmqx5us oSgjz03p6 o

Ricky wants to keep staffbotting the rest of his life. Far be it from me to stop him.

T6dne2dh o

Okay, next up. See that gargoyle, right below Clint's avoid? That's a promoted gargoyle. I want it out of the way so we can visit the village that Hoen wanted to conquer so badly.

Qv2dhioh o6k76s8ev oBuugsiik o

So we're just gonna do this...

Uav44aax o

Yeah, whatever. Actually, you know what'd be really nice? If she reached... I think 24 or 25 speed by map 19. It doesn't necessarily have to be her, any thief will do, but hey. That's something to look for with Janet's levels.

Jclgznrw o

More skill rallies. You know, I don't think this even costs fatigue.

7briphqk o1cugpx6f o

With some help from Smite, Artemis will be able to contest with this dickhead during EP.

K3lzg18d o

Round 2 of this skeleton vs Baine. Let's see how it goes this time.

Hksla7hr o

Still no crits, man. Guy has a ton of crit, and he won't use it.

Well, at least without the master sword, Baine couldn't knock his opponent's HP below half. I'm hoping that'll make the tree think twice before healing the skeleton, and then Baine can finish it during his turn.

Xpcfvqie o

This happens.

Fr1oybtt o

Okay, Clint just missed a 96. Absolutely great.

4n0yw9qn o

Lol when he's poisoned he looks like Joe.

2soh0ym6 o

Ah, here she is. The lady of the hour.

Kvvpcu7m oCda8p7ey o

She's fallen right into my trap!

Imivszio o

Nice! Looks like the tree didn't heal the skeleton.

Lglxrq9r o

Not that it matters. Baine got tired of this shit and went after the healer!

W41y783r oGjjgqdo3 oY8nzk9he o

Bella Jeigans with mercy so she can level up.

Vajznemi o

Better than the first one!

Cap75e6u o

Ahhh, Rally Strength! This will be one hell of an asset for sure.

Sskleuzy o

It's up to Oreades to finish.

Il22sexj oUjuxmx0s o

As for this, it goes down swiftly enough.

Egsa12zw o

Money!

Mp6ktuln oR9xhexud oHjqorlbh o

With Janet's assistance, he proceeds to Jeigan the archer for Relina. The coast is clear - Fuuma can perform the visit.

Tyolpqig o

Let's see.

Zmaqopyw o

...! It's Oliver again! Yes!

Wdyluz09 oBut you look a bit lost. Hmmm.... I got it. You could use some advice. You ever hear about the secret shop? They say at the start of battle, a unit with a member card will always be standingon top of such a shop. Pretty useful information, no? There's no such shop here, but I hear there was one in a prison camp three odd distances back.

9qk5ifz8 o Yeah, we know all of this already. But it's okay, I'm just glad to see you again.

Cmom1zac o

Wdyluz09 oKeep an eye out for any member cards in the future. At least you know how to find the shops now!

Socssfxa oPvnaxfqa o

Hoho! Not too shabby! Thanks, Ollie!

Rpn1ytn3 oJtf10x7r o

Ricky continues doing his thing.

Yo2enqeo o

So far, so good. As I said, not the most remarkable chapter.

Ylx4pccr o

Heh...

Izqizfsa o

At long last, you're going down!

Qocq0co9 o

Ow.

Fnqmmhqb o

Oh, come now. More of these cheating dogs?

Brxxshni o

Well, no matter.

0rnwikhr o

Hey, I just noticed. These generic archers have sword ranks. What's up with that? I mean, it doesn't matter, they don't have swords, but still. Bit of an oversight there.

G4qkwxuq oEq2l46vf o

No matter. He's dead now.

Xhhfy6ko o

It's better than his first level.

Rsqazxte o7di0av7t o

Another kill for Dexithea...

9ubypfu8 o

Strrrrrrrrrrrrrength rally!

Pxthugsq o

Hwohohoho... 30 power on Condor! Thanks, Bella.

Odbqajia o

Who tries to bite at an armor?

Rdzekxnu oTwycvcbc o35pkdiy5 o

That'll be a level for Condor.

Pgxwipwd o

I don't understand anything. When she had half of the available scroll she was getting fuck all. Ever since I gave up and promoted her, she's been getting all the good levels. What gives?

Yysyy7e3 o

Okay, then. We're starting to run out of time, so let's hurry this up a bit, shall we?

Rozhckf0 oUnw6tzoa oLih0fcf2 o

A few positioning shenanigans later, Astrea is very close to Baine (she needs to talk to him for goodies) and Janet is free. We have three more turns till we lose the body ring.

5r6g4qlt o

Okay, surely, this house has to be the one Ben is in?

Imtuxocx o

...All right, then. Before you say it, no, I've checked in past runs, and Fuuma doesn't find anything there either.

Lbrlgcic oCkl4num9 o

More Ricking.

Koxx8wkr o

Give me stuffs, Baine!

Det8lbw5 o? Who are you?

Pqv4nj5c o

Guess his home is the empty one overthere?

C1lykjww oI thank you for defeating the enemy monsters nearby.

Det8lbw5 oI should be thanking you. You've taken out quite a few of them yourself! My name is Astrea. My friends and I are just passing through the area. You're quite powerful. Are you just a warrior who lives in the area? I've never seen armor like that before. Oh, and I didn't get your name...

C1lykjww oWe shall discuss such things after battle. Here, use this sword. It will help someone like you in this battle.

Xz8ro8rn o

Det8lbw5 oI may not even be able to use this. Why does he think I can?

Rxighaym oUueizzpk o

Unfortunately, Astrea is correct. This is an A rank weapon - she's not quite up there yet. Still, look at that beauty! 18 might! We're gonna love this... When we gain the ability to use it properly.

Ngabacr7 oNq3397bt oCh2lywhd oSe0075sq o

Now, let's do a bit of rescuing to ensure Astrea can reach the seize point more easily.

Uwupwfiu o

Also, healing.

Bk7wln51 o

This is the final turn before time runs out. But I am confident that we can do it. Let's see what we're dealing with.

Lfdaunxy o0wiahtfh oFxfwo2uq o

The angel is somewhat powerful, but she'll get shot down by Lex easily enough.

Dw7ce3jw oUmcglggw oMobqpmbw o

As for the boss, he's, uh... Well. He's something, all right.

B0gzzqki o

Almost one-shot. Good.

All right, so here's the plan. First, Astrea will shoot a fireball at Serious. Then, Lex will down the angel in one shot. He will then move to defeat Serious, and then Janet will dance for Astrea so she can seize. Genius!

Boouwn6y o

D'oh!

8gd9q3ts o

D'oooohhh...!

H4hf45f1 o

D'OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH...!

Djhxmfiw o

Drat, double drat, and triple drat... What now!?

3k9yjvwf oBxmhgr9a o

Let's at least do this. Bow before your betters, little girl!

Ja70rtui o

Condor can do some of her Condoring...

Ujc5cnss o

...Okay, I think I can salvage this. I've got an idea. But if Astrea misses this, that body ring is as good as gone, so...

1z4zojg3 o

Let's pray!

Dbxhjzcv o00xm1x3f o

Yes!

Ktoyioq3 oWk6133yf o

And now, Lex. Those were some wonkier hitrates than I would've liked, but hey, we made it.

F3lxsaqa o

Oh, yeah? I'll believe it when I see it, pal.

Hapvf4t4 o

I mean, yeah, it sucks ass, but...

Zgqdebzk o

Ohohohohohahahahahaaaaaaaaaaah... It's over, folks. Lex is now a walking brave weapon.

Btoipysj o

And now, for the idea.

Ai7uw9t3 o

We're going to rescue-drop Astrea in range of Janet, and then she can walk to the gate.

Tanwjawi oP63ittco o

Brilliant, goddamnit, utterly fucking brilliant! I love it when a plan comes together!

Kxshrewj o

7zsrvfhd oLooks like it. But thank you sir knight, for coming to assist us. Who are you?

C1lykjww oI am called Baine. I am just a wanderer who lives by this old castle. You and your friends are quite strong, but I feel you aren't showing your true strength.

Det8lbw5 o? What do you mean? Those were quite the powerful group of monsters. We fought to the best of our abilities.

C1lykjww o...I see. So you truly don't know. In due time, you will. Farewell. Until we meet again.

Xrx2lx23 o

7zsrvfhd oRight! To the rebel base!

Lgjkwhcy o I like how neither of them is questioning the obvious fact that Baine knows far more than he lets on. Oh, well...

Roej2zvo o

Oh, hey there, Useless. You still exist!

Zbaaezxw oSince we were by Alester's tomb, I thought I would take our family treasure, the Dragonbane, with me. But when I went to visit his grave, it wasn't there.

Det8lbw5 oI guess someone must have stolen it?

Zbaaezxw oOnly members of our family can pass through the seal that holds the sword. Mother and my cousins are in Ryu, which would mean that Nia had to take it.

Det8lbw5 oNia?! So she may still be alive.

Zbaaezxw oIndeed. I just hope she's okay, wherever she may be.

6ilu8z6y oU7o7gwfk o

Thanks! This will look good on Kirin. Or Astrea. Honestly, the sensible choice would be Astrea, those magic swords are heavy. But... Ah. Please tell me what you think.

Whatever the case, it's over. Man, I'm on one hell of a roll now! Another map without casualties! Now I just gotta keep this up for 17 more maps, and we're golden. Ahh, if only... Next time, we go and meet one of the game's funniest units, as well as a bunch of other folks of varying degrees of importance. Nothing else to say but the F-word. You know which one. Till next time!

 

Death count: Charles

 

Reset count: 1 (Ulysses: 1)

 

Current perfect streak: 5 maps

Best perfect streak: 5 maps

 

M O V E M E N T count: 3 (Lex: 1, Kirin: 2)

Blademaster's kill count: Mikey
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Hallo. Sorry for not being active, I uh, don't really have a whole lot to say about a game I've never played. 

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2 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Butterman finally gave in and voted smart, it seems.

Did he now? (I changed my vote when it was 7-6 so it would even out, and now I've switched it back because I'm evil. 

 

Anyhow, glad to see the fic is back, remind me to do an edit for Bill Nye the tactics guy at some point. Also also, it seems that a certain somebody is after poor old Bills head, hmm tactician? 

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Could you remind me if “Bill" is the same entity as 12, 6 and TRS tactician, or are they canonically different, or has it not been disclosed? If so, this is his second iteration in GBA style, and I must say he looks much less ... amateur. 

I hope we run into an Arkis, for me to be invested in at some point. 

Anyway, it seems like Blademaster! watched Yugioh 5Ds if the designs on Artemis and red guy who's name I've forgotten are anything to go by. 

Lex gets pegged

 

Well, that's my piece said for now, if you'll excuse me I have an LP to not write up. 

Toodles. 

 

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21 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

...a?

 That's a bingo for a dropped line.

.... a more open question as to if she's dealing with fakes here, or if she got split into two or some shenanigans.

22 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

No no, nosferatu is the same as always. It's the sun weapons that are locked to the Phobos.

So they blocked the sun weapons.

23 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Senator Rosstrong.

Armstross.

24 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

I'm assuming what's actually happening here is that each tile has a type assigned to it. Outdoor and Indoor March check what type of tile the unit is standing on at the beginning of the map, and apply the bonuses accordingly. The fact that forts count as being indoors (thus giving Condor movement in maps like chapter 3) is quite telling.

Alright, so it's at the start of the map.

And can be manipluated if they give you the choice.

Condir sits on forts from now on?

25 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Honestly, I think she may be better than Athos... She doubles him, for one.

Hey, she got a higher cap and is younger.

The point about gender and magic apparently holds?

25 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Come now, we're just discussing something here. Just because we're talking about potentially lewd bodyparts in a merely scientific manner doesn't mean we're being lewd ourselves, or else every doctor in the world is a pervert.

Anyway, how is your sex life.

The only appropriate answer.

26 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Quite, yes. But, well, to be fair, it's more likely that if I had said nothing, you wouldn't have expected any of them to be recruitable. Without the confirmation that one of them was recruitable, none of them really seemed all that remarkable. Especially after chapter 7, with its four bosses and the very obviously recruitable one.

Just that bunch in particular seemed to be unlikely.

Just funny that the recruitable guy was the one I thought least likely.

27 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Oh no, I don't think anybody argues that Evan is any less than the best mage in the game and one of the best units period. I have, however, seen arguments for Roa over Artemis.

Hey, theives are theives.

28 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Oh no, I'm pretty sure she's already lost the game over tag. In fact, I'm not entirely sure why she has it in the prison break chapter...

Because Astrea has to insist on getting her sister out of jail.

28 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Not really. It's the unit we're getting for killing him here instead of later. Money's a nice bonus tho, but it could've been stolen.

...Then again, the unit isn't really the reason either. Both units are good, but the one from killing Dart later is generally considered a little better. Not only that, by killing him now, we've lost a master crown (not seal) that he drops in chapter 18.

These are the reasons why I picked the early kill. I'm still me, even if I'm using Evan and Lex. Expect me to make all the wrong choices in these Arran/Samsons, except when the good choice is the funnier one.

Interesting, Is there a list of events somewhere?

Or do I have to waddle onto.... DIscord?

29 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Oh no, I'm not saying to never use anima ever. I mean, sagittae alone is super useful. But when frontlining I believe he should always be running dark. His accuracy with it is the best, and it makes him even more invincible than he already is. But anime definitely has its utility.

Light is the one that I'd say is pretty crap on Evan. Guy has enough skill to wield anima and dark just about perfectly, he doesn't stand to gain much from light's accuracy.

Yeah, he seems solid enough that Light's irrelevant.

29 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

...Yeah, I probably should've showed it, shouldn't I...

Well, basically, it's a really heavy, somewhat inaccurate lance without crit or effectiveness that deals magic damage. Honestly, it's just a worse luin.

At least Relina can have it.

30 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

...You made the whoopsie. That's all right, please tell me your question next time and I'll be sure to respond to it.

I'm so annoyed I forgot what would be there.

31 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

This used to be eclipse. Eclipse as we know it from FE is gone, yes.

RIP in peace.

31 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

You can't even see his face!

He's got his protection already.

At least more than some others.

33 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Yeah, they were all CT veterans. The Prime Raisin, his way-too-young-loooking wife, Hellen and Eli were all also veterans.

Blademaster really wanted to kill Corrupt Theocracy, that's the truth of this hack.

33 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

I mean, isn't that all of my fanfic arcs? Everything is fine until someone tries to kill Ruben?

Why is every arc you getting attacked?

36 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Llgi5vfa o

Xpxkmqzh o! The Assassins Guild?!

His name's Hoen.

Why do I get the feeling he's exactly the reference I think he is?

37 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Mlfvch4m oTrue. You may take your leave. I'll handle the rest.

What's with the Camu here?

38 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Starting next time, I should remember to show the team that I'm deploying, because fatigue is starting to do its thing. Kirin is the only one who is fatigued, but Evan is close to his limit as well, and I'll want him at top condition next chapter, so he's sitting this one out as well. Joe is also out because I want to give a couple of scrubs a chance to show off.

Oh boy, it's time for the Fatuige!

Any chance this caused a crisis before?

38 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
7jdwxp92 oOecdlect oEu6qe2ym oXy9rtp2p o

As for our newcomer, he's basically Relina with better overall combat, but shittier speed, utility and availability. The speed kinda kills his regular combat, not gonna lie.

These are his skills:

- Resolve: When HP is below 50%, Germano's strength, skill and speed are multiplied by 1.5. Bad, ugly, terrible. I know, I know, it's a great skill, but you see, it requires him to be at low health. That's not what I want in an ironman!

- Silent Pride: Gain 2 damage and take 2 less damage per 25% below maximum health. This helps him survive on resolve range, I suppose, but still, this guy likes it risky.

- At level 12, Spur defense: Defense buffs, yada yada.

Germano is a guy who is like, double or nothing. He likes being beat to shit, and then beating the enemies to shit in return. Except I like my units best when they've enough health to survive a few hits, so...

Let him use his resolve to keep him from god.

The unit most likely to get killed at the back of the queue.

39 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

D75mhegu oShocked, were you?

Sa72jcwx oI have never seen a woman so beautiful in all my life.

9qk5ifz8 o Aaaaaaaaand there we go. It may be a cliche, but as it turns out, Condor is a woman. In past versions this was foreshadowed by the fact that she was affected by Joe's Gentilhomme skill. I do have to wonder what kind of a voice she has to be mistaken for a male by everyone, though... In any case, what matters is that I can finally stop referring to her by male pronouns. You've no idea the amount of times I almost accidentally spilled the beans because of those pesky things!

DAMMIT I WAS HOPING HE WAS JUST SHY THIS IS A CLICHE AFTER ALL

Alright, guess she's out now.

40 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

D75mhegu oI'm not brave like Astrea and the others. I don't want to bare my flesh as they do. It is a bit silly of me, in times of war, to act so feminine but... well, I'll just consider it a lucky privilege I have.

To be concerned about showing youself is one thing.

I don't see what it'd be a priviledge mind.

40 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

D75mhegu oJust how long do you want to remain perfect rivals?

Sa72jcwx oAn odd question. Why, forever of course?

D75mhegu oForever, you say? You don't want to be something...

1sbmxexa o

Oh, my. This is going places.

Considering it's in the Hot Springs, at least there's plenty water to squirt at them to break them up.

40 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Sa72jcwx o...You're getting awfully close, my old friend.

D75mhegu oI told you, Lex. I'm you, but better. Let me show you what I mean.

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Only one will survive?

41 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

You know, I've never been sure if he says that because of... well, reasons, or if he's just genuinely terrified. Heck, it could be both.

Scarousal's definitely a thing.

41 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

R1l4d9db o I couldn't edit his face to look any dumber than that, sorry

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQuOgTSeiHIpPcNWCyraYSc4kUlqJBEGbSS-w&usqp=CAU

41 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Wkoompk0 o

The fact that the conclusion to that support is immediately followed by this image must be making Lex reconsider his every life choice.

Maybe that's what he's saying mommy about, because he didn't see the skeleton there for a sec-

Oh who am I kidding?

Moving on, I got another joke for the A support:

The Hot Spring: Two guys enter, One guy leaves.

42 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Udywaflb oPeqoofqz o

Look at that shit! 21 strength, 15 speed on a flying enemy!?

If you lose someone, it's more like cus u suc b.

43 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
I2fxbwkq o

No, not Ben, but that's not bad either...

Vuhrgt0f o

...Okay, okay! Jeez, touchy much? It's not like Astrea just waltzed into your house uninvited for no reason!

Udywaflb oPeqoofqz o

Look at that shit! 21 strength, 15 speed on a flying enemy!?

All this, the Lex/Condor support, are we sure this isn't a cold place to prevent things getting too hot?

44 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Dowfhro8 o

...Welp. Looks like I made a whoopsie.

Gg3la1dd oJktyigrk o

Never mind! Astrea has channeled the spirit of Adel, and has finished a battle before it even started! Way to go!

Ah, sure it was 35%, you were grand sure.

44 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Gd9d5fox o

The more speed, the better. But if you could work on your con a bit, I'd appreciate it.

...Also, movement. Movement would be excellent.

Con would be nice, she looks a little screwed.

44 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

7zsrvfhd oOh! That's because he trained me for a bit in spear arts. I don't wear heavy armor, so my style is a bit faster than his.

W4xmmxif oI see. So we are both fellow pupils of his.

Oh boy it's not the same class is it?

45 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

7zsrvfhd o? But you use a sword. What are you learning from Joe?

8iuqhgpb o

Oh no.

Have you kept these lessons across all the marriages, Clint?

45 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

7zsrvfhd oOh, so you read... that. Yeah, that's kinda gross.

J. T. Dawgzone's works are pretty gross, she's right there.

46 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Uboqy7df o

Awful. Absolutely terrible. But, I'll take it. It's one less level till he gets Double Dragon.

No, Double Dragon was the secret move Blademaster didn't give him and Condor because they'd be broken at 1 range.

48 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
3kq37dhp o

Oh look, it's Mr. Ominous Music. He's come to lend us a hand.

C1lykjww oHmm... this test may prove too hard for her. Perhaps I'll help her a little.

The Red Hood's shown up to be Mr. Steal yo Exp.

I hate when that happens.

48 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Zz1pusyn oVnj8tfaw o7hc24hvl oVepxosli o

Anyway, the green unit. Baine is basically like the Black Knight in RD. He's insanely powerful, and he'll be helping us for the time being.

BOO GET BACK TO RHEA WITHOUT A H.

49 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
7q8e4zsm oS7iduypc o

Hoen's just a regular-ass boss with a droppable master seal that we want. Nothing else to say.

Hoenn here is just mediocre.

He does have vanity, for all the questions why with how unkempt he is.

49 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Egvfnxtj o

Awww, no more speed on the speediest armor... Well, no matter. Some more bulk is much appreciated, especially because he's... honestly not great in that regard. In fact, with behemoths like Evan, Condor and Joe running around, Clint's actually below average compared to our team's overall defense.

Filpvwkf o

Ahh, there we go, Vanity! The completely useless skill! Now that is what I was waiting for.

Yeah, he kept not getting Def, so it's a good thing.

49 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Wxyiol3p o

Well. That's a level, all right.

It is Spd.

50 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Oznb4ri3 oXibqsiht oChfr9urj o

This monster has boss music and can damage Baine, that's how you can tell it's powerful.

50 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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Unfortunately, I'm not lucky enough for Baine to kill.

Still takes 7 hits though.

Baine would have to really suck to fail.

51 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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Ah, yes. This is the right kind of level to get in order to stay on the team. This.

Dammit HProme!

52 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Dark spikes is inaccurate, but it deals effective damage against riders, as you might've imagined. It's not the best, but it has its uses.

So the opposite of 3H, where it has so much accuracy it's stupid good.

53 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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Gwahahahahahahahah... She isn't even close to her speed and strength caps yet! She's just gonna keep going!

And she keeps getting Res and not Def.

I'm a little worried.

But back to her 19 Str/Spd: LESSGO

53 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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Ricky wants to keep staffbotting the rest of his life. Far be it from me to stop him.

Imagine if he uses a status staff on Mandrake to stop him.

Real revenge right there.

54 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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Yeah, whatever. Actually, you know what'd be really nice? If she reached... I think 24 or 25 speed by map 19. It doesn't necessarily have to be her, any thief will do, but hey. That's something to look for with Janet's levels.

So there's something for her to steal in particular?

54 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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Lol when he's poisoned he looks like Joe.

Really wants to be like Joe.

Unhealthily so.

56 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Wdyluz09 oBut you look a bit lost. Hmmm.... I got it. You could use some advice. You ever hear about the secret shop? They say at the start of battle, a unit with a member card will always be standingon top of such a shop. Pretty useful information, no? There's no such shop here, but I hear there was one in a prison camp three odd distances back.

Thanks, Sloliver, real cool.

56 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Vajznemi o

Better than the first one!

Cap75e6u o

Ahhh, Rally Strength! This will be one hell of an asset for sure.

POV: Bella, Condor and Relina just buffed Dexithea:

https://media1.popsugar-assets.com/files/thumbor/OVV4M62YspYk56CcEncVizR7iHE/fit-in/1024x1024/filters:format_auto-!!-:strip_icc-!!-/2016/03/22/968/n/1922729/3830889a558fc3fc_giphy-4/i/explosions.gif

56 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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It's better than his first level.

That it is.

56 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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I don't understand anything. When she had half of the available scroll she was getting fuck all. Ever since I gave up and promoted her, she's been getting all the good levels. What gives?

She clearly felt motivated when she thought she'd be benched.

57 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

C1lykjww oI thank you for defeating the enemy monsters nearby.

Det8lbw5 oI should be thanking you. You've taken out quite a few of them yourself! My name is Astrea. My friends and I are just passing through the area. You're quite powerful. Are you just a warrior who lives in the area? I've never seen armor like that before. Oh, and I didn't get your name...

That is going to come back and bite them isn't it?

58 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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Unfortunately, Astrea is correct. This is an A rank weapon - she's not quite up there yet. Still, look at that beauty! 18 might! We're gonna love this... When we gain the ability to use it properly.

Flying foes:

https://images-wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca887773594c2.wixmp.com/f/8cc304ab-743f-4b7b-bcad-8b0d2ff1f009/daw4kpj-67a2a857-9df0-4aae-bb40-08608a0f2332.gif?token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJpc3MiOiJ1cm46YXBwOjdlMGQxODg5ODIyNjQzNzNhNWYwZDQxNWVhMGQyNmUwIiwic3ViIjoidXJuOmFwcDo3ZTBkMTg4OTgyMjY0MzczYTVmMGQ0MTVlYTBkMjZlMCIsImF1ZCI6WyJ1cm46c2VydmljZTpmaWxlLmRvd25sb2FkIl0sIm9iaiI6W1t7InBhdGgiOiIvZi84Y2MzMDRhYi03NDNmLTRiN2ItYmNhZC04YjBkMmZmMWYwMDkvZGF3NGtwai02N2EyYTg1Ny05ZGYwLTRhYWUtYmI0MC0wODYwOGEwZjIzMzIuZ2lmIn1dXX0.Avp7CPe4la3pMh0JiehySvcg19TtAS7f5XxWsVD2cuo

That is a lot of magic swords.

Weird that she feels kinda distinct by being the best choice for them.

58 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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As for the boss, he's, uh... Well. He's something, all right.

Why.

So.

Sirius?

59 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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Oh, yeah? I'll believe it when I see it, pal.

Oh no.

Ezekiel better not take from his fellow Archanean Legion.

59 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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I mean, yeah, it sucks ass, but...

Zgqdebzk o

Ohohohohohahahahahaaaaaaaaaaah... It's over, folks. Lex is now a walking brave weapon.

He has more HP to counter with?

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Det8lbw5 o? What do you mean? Those were quite the powerful group of monsters. We fought to the best of our abilities.

C1lykjww o...I see. So you truly don't know. In due time, you will. Farewell. Until we meet again.

So Baine isn't a direct enemy, but may still be a Camus.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Zbaaezxw oSince we were by Alester's tomb, I thought I would take our family treasure, the Dragonbane, with me. But when I went to visit his grave, it wasn't there.

Det8lbw5 oI guess someone must have stolen it?

Zbaaezxw oOnly members of our family can pass through the seal that holds the sword. Mother and my cousins are in Ryu, which would mean that Nia had to take it.

Well it's possible they could have arrived in secret, but yeah chances are Nia has it near Rody.

This can only end well.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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Thanks! This will look good on Kirin. Or Astrea. Honestly, the sensible choice would be Astrea, those magic swords are heavy. But... Ah. Please tell me what you think.

Astrea's on every map, I think it'll matter more for her combat.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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Aside from Harriet's neighbour who went insane thanks to a magic book.

But he's dead anyway.

The chances of survivors isn't zero, but I can't think of any immediate begrudgers aside from paied Etzel and Athena and I doubt they're it.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Yokummdg o4rfzh84g oUmjysadq o

Evan's now entered the side plot.

Confident he'll live, eh?

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Dnatvckm oXfku4jgv oGa0qxnil oXgw8bbt3 oTmotj2o9 oFmcv2kba o

A second pair, oh boy. Or they're pretending to be a second to fuck with people.

What are the chances it's someone like Thaddy and Lena?

Sid/Lyria comeback?

Some of the others from the first pool could also fit.

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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Be the plaything of an author who wants to inlfict pain on themselves? /s

1 hour ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Jhr2tcma o

You wouldn't, right?

Man, the significane on this chapter wasn't much.

Least there was Baine.

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On 4/16/2021 at 5:58 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

Hwahahahahahah... Wait, but how does Kajaran look femenine?

I will say, there is a specific event that gives Karajan a PRF, and causes him to lose his hood. That's how you get to see his face. 

On 4/16/2021 at 5:58 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

Impetus...?

Oh wow, refresher staff. Of course, Kaga just had to do that, didn't he?

...funnily enough, though, it's not as OP as book 2's again staff. Sure, 8 uses, but the again staff has infinite range!

Yeah, VSI Impetus is super underwhelming, since it's only in one of the chests in Chapter 19. 'Tis all you get.

On 4/16/2021 at 5:58 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

It was a really cool sequence, yes.

However, Watch did not perish. It was his entourage that got wiped out - Watch himself ran for the hills at the slightest hint of trouble.

Ah, right, he's also a total goddamn coward. Laaame.

On 4/16/2021 at 5:58 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

Unfortunately, we can't all be as blessed as HSoS.

One could only hope. And I keep trying to shill it to little avail.

On 4/16/2021 at 5:58 PM, Saint Rubenio said:
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We already know Malik, and the rest are just kinda whatever. I like how the blue-haired dude has the same mustache as Malik. You know, yet again.

Ah yes. Mustachio Man but Blue, Mustachio Man, Kylewen, and ANGERY.

On 4/16/2021 at 5:58 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

9qk5ifz8 o Oh, never mind, it isn't. Phew... Had me scared for a moment there.

Sun God's Wrath, AKA the place where it's more shocking when someone ISN'T a traitor!

On 4/16/2021 at 5:58 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

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Ricky? 

RICKY BERWICK SAGA?

22 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

The only way you could've jinxed that any harder is if you went "good thing too, I'm retiring tomorrow!"

Llgi5vfa o

OH GOD, WHAT IS WRONG WITH HIS HAND?

22 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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Hahahahahaha! I like how deadpan he is about it.

BRILLIANT. (I'm kinda scrolling out of order here, so some stuff might be mixed around)

22 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
R1l4d9db o I couldn't edit his face to look any dumber than that, sorry

You know, I've never been sure if he says that because of... well, reasons, or if he's just genuinely terrified. Heck, it could be both.

Either way, I love it.

Flashbacks to Fry from Futurama saying "I'm scarrroused!"

Also, yes, that portrait edit is great. 

22 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

C1lykjww oI am called Baine. I am just a wanderer who lives by this old castle. You and your friends are quite strong, but I feel you aren't showing your true strength.

"Ah yes, hello, I have a super imposing name and won't show my face, but I ensure you, I am a totally normal guy. So what if I just totally wiped the floor with all the monsters? I'm definitely just a traveler lol"

22 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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I know someone else has already made this joke, but everyone really is trying to Kill Bill. This can only end well.

22 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

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snrk

Very perceptive, Bill. What's next, you gonna realize that you have a massive green collar?

22 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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Oh yes. He's coming back. I think. Unless this is someone from one of your old LPs. I haven't read most stuff before Berwick, 'cept some bits from TRS. 

 

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