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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 16 - Stealing from our benefactor.

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On 5/9/2021 at 12:22 PM, Eltosian Kadath said:

I have fallen WAY too far behind...and that has made this kinda an overwhelming number of comments. Sorry...

I'd be lying if I said I mind. After all these updates with no replies, a lengthy one is perfect.

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The kind of people saying it in 2016 certainly came from the middle ages (or hearkening back to the past, even parts of it as awful as that, with a sickening reverence).

Sad, but true.

45? That is a strong case of the anime face then.

Yeah. And I'm pretty sure there's no dragon / juna fruit / magic shenanigans going on here. He's just plain 45.

Describing Bramimond as an "unblessed creature" is an interesting hint at him being something other than the humans or dragons. Plus it sounds like he was blessed, just not by Pyron.

Interesting assessment.

I mean gods have died before.

True enough.

With a wife that much younger than he is, he has probably lived through a few wife deaths before...

Actually, I'm pretty sure that's his first wife.

Now I am reminded of the Shadows of Babylon 5...just saying that feels like a spoiler to one of the best scifi TV shows, but I guess the late, the great Babylon 5 is old enough that many might not know it or remember so little of it, so for those whom seek a little extra context I will elaborate in this spoiler box

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The Shadows were one of the two older races that stayed behind to guide the younger races that are the focus of the show. Those older races would have a falling out over there philosophical beliefs on how to best guide the younger races, to the detriment of all, and at their core the Shadows believe that the younger races can only truely grow through conflict. This mentality made it easy to make them the villains, and that is the role they hold, but they are no more or less villainous than their counterpart despite appearances. Their question is always "what do you want?", for those wants inevitably drive the younger races to conflict, and those conflicts force advancement.

Huh... Well, I've never heard of this show, so I haven't much to add.

...describing it as an escort mission is making me think it will be obnoxious.

Not really, we've got our Super Move Blessed Kirin, so...

Seems Ford Prefect is a perfect name for him, as that is the same kind of cluelessness that makes you think cars are the dominant lifeforms.

I think cars would do a better job at setting up a base than these idiots.

You said it Lord Nanna, this just keeps getting worse and worse all the time.

Quite, yes.

...and the green units plan to "intercept" the enemies with their soft killable bodies...yep worse and worse all the time.

Hey, there's no reward for saving them all. Nobody cares.

Never regret unit favoritism!

Not in a million years!

And there are green units suicidally close to enemies near that temple...

Yeah, they're just there to let the doma knights show off.

Not to mention that 24 defense...yeah these are some nasty enemies...

And just imagine when they start showing up with the weapons that have luna... By which I mean, the sun weapons. How ironic.

And they hid fast moving cavs in the fog...this map just keeps getting worse and worse all the time.

At least this game gives you a good amount of tools to see through the fog.

Those poor green units didn't stand a chance...

Not at all.

Then enemies from behind in a fog of war maps...they even used gargoyles as if to remind you of how that trick was used in Phantom Ship...

...This map keeps getting worse and worse all the time...yeah I just find it funny to say at this point, as they look more annoying than actually threatening.

Yeah, honestly, they're not that bad.

The dumb hunting the dumb...no wonder Ford Prefect felt so safe.

Turns out their plan was great all along.

That boy is recruitable if I ever saw one...but he is too good for your army now. Hopefully he passes along that Fala Scroll before he goes though.

"That boy" is a funny description, seeing how he used Roy's portrait in Corrupt Theocracy.

...so this general is just using a Ballista like its a normal bow in his hands? That is kinda dumb.

It looks even dumber in use it seems.

Thankfully we won't see too many of these.

Well its time to name the other car...yeah, I think he deserved to be remembered for his "great" green unit plan, hence, The Car Interceptor.

Hah! All right, then.

That is simultaneously really high, but also low...I mean 15% in any other stat would be terrible, and from an expected value look, he will only reach 7 move at level cap...although having the potential for high move is very fitting for The Car Interceptor.

I've used him once before after his buff and he didn't fail failed me.

His blessed stats are unstoppable...

He really shouldn't have that much speed.

So many move levels...

More! More move levels! I want all the move levels!

Self-Destructive really is...and it sounds like he will encourage it in your army as well.

Well... While he lasted, yes.

You are just setting yourself up for disappointment.

I was, wasn't I... Sigh...

Alright, that is an annoying skill, and also kinda setting it up to be a stationary boss.

Now imagine it on a guy that moves.

Well the way that was worded cements The Bachelor as his son.

And then it was explicitly revealed.

...ouch...

Very ouch.

 

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Seeing as Rody's arrival means a game over, and dog man arrival moves forward the plot, I think that fearing Rody over dog man is perfectly logical.

Dog man might keep you alive to work for him as a slave if you cooperate. Rody will take you head and put it on a pike.

A bow does not a hero make. It seems his former fiance's assessment of him is being shown true...

Certainly does.

Two of Four? Are all of the fragments in sets of four? What happens when the fragments come together...

Who knows...

Interesting...this is kinda making me think of the Tear Ring Saga map split where there are two seize points to chose from, or the Thracia map where there are two arrive points (undercut by the option to seize the church and chose via dialogue...)

It is kinda like that.

I like this plan, and its making me hope we will see something Fire Emblem almost never has, a faction opposed to both the blue and red side...

Unfortunately, that's not quite the case here.

...Well that makes me never want to bother with that choice. What a dick move.

To be fair, it's still easier, because the bael boss that spawns moves, unlike Victor.

Did not inherit her father's blood? Is that a coy way to say bastard...I guess she would kinda hate me if I used that in part of her name given her dislikes...How about Bloodless instead.

Funny, seeing how he has Blood Tide as one of her skills.

That is a brutally potent support skill.

Exceedingly so.

What a great unit, such a goof.

I love her. She just does whatever she wants, as if she's gained conscience and realized she's in a game.

It is, little to lose, and plenty to gain, and while unlikely, roll enough dice like those and you will win in the end.

I'm always right.

If only there was a third, that way you could have an axis triangle attack, like the axeyboy triangle attack of FE12

Hahah... Unfortunately, there are no triangle attacks in this game. I once tried to convince Blademaster to add one with Clint, Joe and Chrysler, but it didn't go anywhere.

Just green units...I hope these can fight the player like FE5, but I get the funny feeling this is far less interesting than I hoped.

Sadly, no.

Him being an enemy amuses me greatly, but it also irritates me that you have to talk to make the decision instead of making it through combat mechanics alone. It's a shame his death was made a game over condition but...what happens if you capture him?

I think he might be immune to captures. I'm not sure. I no longer have a chapter 11 save, so I cannot check.

Nice, a Blutgang and a Dragonshield...that is some nice stuff to capt-

...eh I guess that works too.

We got enough blutgangs.

That is annoying to deal with. If only it were like Echoes where magic ignores terrain.

We do have a magic that ignores terrain, though - the magic of supports!

Lots of stealable/captureable stat boosting items this chapter...that is an interesting touch.

Certainly encourages not throwing Evan at the enemies and let him do his thing all the time.

Yeah, a 2.268% chance of death/game over is quite scary...

Too much.

Give in to your favoritism, you know it to be the best path.

I don't even need to! Kirin succeeds with or without favoritism!

Well done in noticing and taking advantage of those mechanics.

Thanks!

I was kinda looking forward to the Bael eating him...

Considering it probably would've game overed me... I'm kinda glad they don't.

also did this hack just canonize that turns take an hour?

Seems like it.

The Arvis Joke just keeps getting funnier and funnier all the time.

If only she got yet another move level. Then we'd achieve maximum hilarity. Might as well end the run right there.

It really is strangely indulgent, as it is still a book of secrets, and could have kept the old name just fine...

Eh, it's just a funny nod to the prequel. I don't mind it too much.

Yikes...thank goodness it has to choose a range.

Its fatal weakness.

Them not having the time to reach the action really undermines the whole map's premise.

It does, I'm afraid. It changes the choice from "do I want the noble approach or do I sacrifice kindness for an advantage" to "do I want this unit that is worse or do I make the right choice."

Of course, I like Eren better than Aoifye because 10% movement growth, but the pros say Aoifye is slightly better, so... Meh. I'll take 'em at their word, so I can utterly disregard it.

I mean she does have 20 speed and strength. I guess I shouldn't assume those are the caps of an unpromoted unit, but it would explain these levelup given all of her previouss levelups...

I've mentioned this before, but SGW does caps like FE4 - promoting doesn't uncap them. Thus, even tier 2s have high caps, because promoting only raises them just enough to accomodate for promo gains.

I probably would have done it in a run, but it does sound like the designer failed to make this the choice they really wanted it to be due to poor timing with the green and red unit movements.

Yeah, they did drop the ball a bit here, I must say. Still a good game.

Another blonde...another drunk, even in combat they feel...Redundant (yes that is the name)

Appropriate.

Wow, that skill sounds really unbalancing.

That's how you know Blademaster really wants you to use him.

Well, he can't tell me what to do.

It takes a key part of resource management away from the game when you use Redundant...

It turns him into a Fates character!

Now that is a nice gain...you know you want to give it to the Arvis Joke... 😛

Too late, I'm afraid. But not to worry. I have something even funnier that I fully intend to give to her.

Oof, that is an awkward misplay. Fortunately not with many consequences fortunately.

It's just funny how Nereid is so huge that nobody can lift her.

The luck begins to turn...just weather the storm.

Well...

Seems this is where all that terrible hit luck went to, saving Draco Sue. The RNG giveth and taketh, and it has certainly giveth in ways far more vital than it taketh.

Yeah. I'm perfectly happy with this turn of events, personally.

I will optimistically say you are playing better, but they are different enough games that it is hard to tell. You have had some good luck in vital places, and where bad luck comes in have been in less vital places, but I more see that as you tactically avoiding places where bad luck will lead to disasterous results.

Well, thank you! Though I think a part of it is also that I'm actually using a few good units for a change, instead of benching them on principle. Helps that I legitimately like the good units in this game.

Was worth a shot, but that is how the dice rollled.

Oh, well.

I feel like this is the second time you have lost it by a turn, which indicates a well tuned turn counts to me.

Oh yeah, these turn rewards are super well thought out. I've beaten the game three times, twice I got every reward. Never felt too pressured, and often I had a turn or two to spare. They're tight enough to encourage hurrying while leaving enough leeway to avoid having to rely on luck. Of course, this being an Ironman, I'm being more cautious than usual, and that costs me time.

 

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I know far too little about The Last Promis to get the reference. I have never been enough of a fan of hacks to ever get around to playing them (which does seem odd given me following this LP...)

That's okay. I wasn't referencing one of the famous characters that everyone knows.

That little angry girl is Bramimond? I am rather disappointed.

Pffft... Please, try not to upset him. We need him to save us all.

What a cheater, he wouldn't one shot with that damage, and has a 0% crit chance!

Rody breaks the game.

Firel is really focusing on the Karel part of that portmanteau of a name...

So it seems.

And people act like the power of love is a good thing. Honestly, I am coming to like these two.

I like them too. Their dynamic is really fun.

As a counter point to this misconception, in Ciri's final line she acts like she is about to die.

That's true, but since they die offscreen, I wanted to avoid any problems. You know, like the one I myself had in my first run.

They might simply have too prominent a powerbase to exclude from governmental affairs...plus I think Pyron like to drive conflict, even in his subordinate.

Good points.

Really, the Orca Pirates are seen as "great reinforcements"...how delusional

They died in one turn.

Complacency is the real ironman killer...

Sheesh...

He reminds me of Roddelbahn, and the way that sword lies on his back reminds me of the Dragon Quest Hero they added to Smash, so I think I will go with Roddelquest.

Square on the money, Eltosian. The portrait that Blademaster used for Kenton was designed as a GBA rendition of Roddlebahn.

...Hates censored truth huh...oh this name is cruel, but Fake News comes to mind.

Make Ryu great again--

Its weird having a level 10 tier 3 character.

Well, if she were level 20, she'd leave at the end of the chapter, so I'm not complaining.

Still green for now, although I seem to remember the game mentioning him as "fixing" a powerful personal weapon...

Remember that one scene between him and Daedalus at the end of update 15? The one I skipped for a joke? That's where he asked Daedalus to repair his OP prf for him.

Luck giveth and taketh, your luck will turn, just give it time.

And so it did.

Such a classic Berseker build...

That's what you picture in your mind when you think of the name "berserker".

The thing that jumps out to me is that someone is in the Berserker's range, altough it looks like one of those tanky archers...

Nah, that part was intended.

Well that is an unfortunate bug to run into.

Yeah, but well, what can you do. I reported it ages ago and Blademaster didn't manage to fix it. There may be nothing to do about it.

Whelp I was wrong about that one. Then again the Bloodhaired Emo doesn't look like the mage that he is on the map.

With that dagger he has in his overworld sprite, you really would expect him to fare better against brigands...

Luck is still with you there.

Thankfully.

Smart move, that crit rate looked scary.

Too much.

He saw death through his hair, and the possibility of death were revealed to him.

Maybe his hair is a filter that allows him to see the future. And it looks edgy, which he loves.

That took a lot of actions, but certainly works for feeding him that kill, and with the dragon vein active you can afford such frivolity.

Indeed!

Yikes, the Self Destructive fool ends your streak. Your luck finally turned

Goddamnit...

Wow, it was such a weird technicality with the Dragon Veins that made this death happen.

It's always something with my LPs...

Ouch, even the timing of his death was poor, if only he lived for a few more drunken chapters.

This is another thing I seem to have a knack for. Lost Christine before she could recruit Esteban, lost Attrom in TRS and half the game's healers with him...

I guess this blunder was for the better if it just results in more loot...

I guess so.

I was kinda wondering why attacking at two range instead of one was such a disaster. This game really sprinkles a lot of stealable loot throughout it doesn't it.

I like it. It makes thieves useful, unlike in regular GBAFE where you steal three times per game.

Two range healing is kinda nice, especially if the healer is a little squishy...

Yeah, but it still feels weird. In any case, being a second classline skill that is learned at level 16 rather than 20 does make waiting for it a bit less awful than the rest.

Not to mention an extra range on the sleep staff

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What an incompitent coward.

That's him!

I am glad he lived long enough to be a part of the story in these later chapters. He has added some interesting insight to this, and the idea that he might not be here is kinda fascinating.

I love these recurring bosses. Such an awesome thing. I wish FE copied this idea. We've had enough retreaters.

Boo, don't let yout Memes just be dreams!

What are you talking about? Kirin doesn't need help, she does whatever the hell she wants!

Good, honestly those kind of restrictions are always irritating.

I agree.

I think I will join you in fininding him to be the Dull Lord.

He's just fucking Hector!

How useless...don't get me wrong, if his skill list was full of proc skills this would be nice, but it sounds like he doesn't have the skills to take advantage of it.

I think he does get one... either as his second classline skill or when he promotes to tier 3. Still lame.

Fun fact, without scrolls she has a little over 4% chance of being that con screwed by that level.

Fuck me sideways...

The power of support in action.

Always a pleasure to watch.

Alright, its funny how literally Extra Blonde Perceval takes the PUA so literally...also I wonder if this is hinting at him being a little bi

The man's kind of a sexual deviant. Of course, there's really nothing wrong with that (as long as it doesn't involve children, animals or unwilling parties, of course), and he's also a well meaning, if rather socially awkward guy. I'd definitely take him over Joe, that bastard.

Meh, I am sure you can capture or buy another one. Its no big deal, but still kinda derpy.

Just a dumb little mistake.

Now that is a life savingly useful skill!

Very!

Hindsight makes a dumbass of us all.

Urgh...

That is irritatingly early, and close to the starting position...it makes me wonder a little if this is a game thar lets you spawn block.

I've never tried, but it's probably possible.

Well this a tricky one, she is just so similar to her daughter...or is it granddaughter, I honestly forget, as she has (and will be named) The Most Anime Face.

Janet is Joanne's daughter.

🙄

I don't know, my sense of humor is garbage enough that I laughed.

Now that is a really interesting skill to have on a dancer, especially in fixing her movement.

Shame it's so late.

Yeah, proc skills really leaves you to the whimsy of the RNG even more than usual.

I hate them. Everyone hates them. Be like Berwick Saga, not like Radiant Dawn with its tier 3 skills that are all effectively instakills and nothing else.

Oof...and his death is a game over condition isn't it. Well I guess...

you still have plenty of actions left to fix it.

Yeah, it was but a false alarm.

Look at those memey and great stats! Let the speed armors break the game for you!

As unassuming as he looks, Clint has the potential to turn into a veritable powerhouse!

Only if you have the actions to fix that mess, as it comes with some harsh costs if you miss, so it has to die, or she has to get healed.

Chrysler could've finished the dog or rescued her.

I am getting some H5 SD ironman flashbacks seeing that 1% crit...

Oh, goodness...

The worst part about that, is those siege tomes only have like 5 uses. So often they fall into that to rare to use category, but also too niche to really be useful...

Well, hoarding is a pitfall. Fire away!

It really isn't a high chance of death thanks to true hit, he was at roughly .03% chance of death. Now if those were 1 RN rolls, that would be ~.5% chance of death, which is a lot more concerning.

Still too much. I know better than to tempt the RNGoddess at this point...

Not much better, 39 damage on a game over condition is a really uncomfortable thing to see...

The only HP that matters is 0.

If only you were using one of those Myrmidon like units that get much better with an energy ring...

Of which there are none in this game. Sakura is fine to begin with, Kenton's growth is great and Katherin sucks no matter what.

I really am not liking the personality of the Most Anime Face...

She's... a pretty bad mother, not gonna lie.

Better than Leo, though. That much I'll give her.

I mean he is using magic to get that long range kill...

True. It makes more sense than ballisticians, at least.

Ouch.. hopefully everyone over there can take a hit from him.

No worries.

Thank goodness they extra nerfed him in this appearance, taking away his immunity to range attack skill...I am strangely disappointed by this.

Huh... I hadn't even realized, but yeah, they totally did.

Status staves never seem to pan out for the player, but they sure are a nightmare when the enemy are using them...

I don't know, they have their uses. Remember the cheesy Reinhardt strat in Thracia?

Finally that seige crit strat payed off for you. Only cost the whole tome. RIP random recurring boss, he kinda grew on me the more we saw of him.

He was cool. His hair was pretty stupid.

The POWER OF THE MEMES!!!! This is amazing, and she is by far the best unit.

I agree wholeheartedly. It does not get better than Kirin. Best waifu, right there.

This is hilarious, and that hilarity literally saved her.

I hope she keeps at it.

Derp. I mean its easy enough to fix, but kinda funny issue to have

Just a funny little blunder.

Dislikes dying, and liking pacifists... they really are emphasizing that he never should have been leading armies.

If you've already read update 15, Malik realizes the reason for this, before he completely ignores it so he can throw himself at death in an attempt to avenge his son.

Birthright is going to feel extra weird (assuming you ever play it) then, as 1-2 range on basic healing staff are one of the Hoshidan features. It is nice once you get used to it, especially if you need to heal someone on the front lines while keeping you healer out of enemy range.

Damn Hoshidans, hoarding all the cool staves...

Smart move, although its a shame her surprising defense was justa few points short here.

Oh, well. Can't win 'em all.

 

 

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Pfft...

Perfect picture of him 😛

Isn't it? The watch thing was actually last minute, but I fully intended to give this bloke that portrait from the start.

Might not be Pyron's fault here, the ones going off to greet him might be hoping the brown nosing will see them elevated...

I mean, so far Pyron only seems to promote people who are completely terrible, so I guess such a hilarious display of incompetence and temerity would be quite convincing for him?

Why would he need to, the pathetic fool does 0 damage...

True.

...and 43 damage...what a monster.

And here's the funniest part: This is accurate to his performance when we meet him on the battlefield.

Yeah.

That damage is making him look plenty mortal...although Regal had to get rather lucky for that hit.

To be fair, he'd been preparing for this. Regular people couldn't even scratch him.

What cheaters...

Such is the power of a God.

I... I guess.

Its not like the heroes of this game resembled anything trustworthy, especially after the endless betrayal.

Build an army, trust nobody, Fire Emblem.

So Garrison already had a fight with Pyron huh...wonder why Pyron let him go...perhaps as an agent...

Maybe Garrison just survived because he's good. Just a thought. Then again, who knows. Anything could happen in Betrayal Emblem...

A generic green character is capable of damaging, and surviving a round with Pyron. That looks rather promising for the prospect of killing him latter in the game.

Hopefully so.

Pyron down to 1 HP already...as the first battle we see with a god he really isn't impressing...

I mean, Ryan almost killed himself to achieve that power. It's not Pyron's fault that his first onscreen fight was against people who were prepared.

Now that was just petty Pyron...

She could've finished him off lol, I can't blame him for making sure not to die in such an embarrassing way.

I wonder why Bramomond's magic is fading like this.

It might be explained at some point.

Just thought I would point out that the faces are missing (or my computer is derping...)

No, it's my mistake. Since the update was so delayed already, I didn't properly proofread, so the mistake slipped by. Whoops! At least it's just a few unimportant lines.

Really empasizing how evil Pyron's evolutionary advancement plan is...

Utterly heartless, it is.

Bah, splitting up isn't the sign of a bad FE player, splitting up is just a difficult maneuvere to pull off.

Hahah, well, thanks for the vote of confidence, at least.

Sad display from the green units, despite being drag-

...seems I spoke too soon.

In my experience they usually all die within the first two turns. I have no idea how this happened.

I am reminded of a discussion Mekkkah and MerkyJoe have while playing the old trolly hack Mekkkah made as a kid, about a map where all the promoted enemies on the map are terrible, as he clearly messed up the autolevel system...

Pretty sure here it's intentional. Would be quite the dickmove to plop properly OP tier 3s on us at this stage.

This whole capture plan feels like a heist in action...

Good thing it was a successful heist, too!

After you pointed it out, how could I not call her Browless.

I just love how she looks so smug in her browless frame, too.

Those are the three dragon stones that arguably matter in New Mystery, as Flying grants the highest speed (fun fact, if it were available in Lunatic, it would give a cap speed Tiki/Naga enough of a boost not to be doubled my Medeus), Magic lets you ignore and deal magic damage, and Divine is the best all around. The Fire and Ice stones are just objectively worse than the Divine stone.

Yeah, works something similar in this game.

Its annoying to see that repeat...also a little weird that the Queen has the Rightful King skill.

At this point I'm pretty sure this skill just exists for the sake of G A M E P L A Y - S T O R Y   I N T E G R A T I O N .

Alright, I'm not made of stone, this support is funny, and I laugh.

Glad something finally got you. Though I cannot help but notice you completely ignored the "people die when they're killed" line, which floored me in my first run. Still, not bad!

Likes Red thing, and hates Blue thing...that seems so random, I wonder what if anything that is hinting at.

Enemies are red. Allies are blue. That's it, I'm pretty sure. Carl is so generic his likes and dislikes are limited to that.

Well that is an uncomfortable reminder that he isn't immune to magic damage (like he is to physical damage).

Too uncomfortable. I really should be more careful...

I am glad you gave this dragon a face, they totally earned it after this amazing performance.

It's a recolor of a semi-important NPC that will show up later in the game. I figured the guy deserved as much.

That could have been bad...death by poison is always such an embarassment.

Worst case scenario, I could've rescued him, and that would've kept the poison from doing its thing... But it also would've stopped the status timer, so he would've been forced to stay in Bella's pocket the entire map lol

Having a Dragon Vein on the Throne is a cute feature of the map.

Yeah, cute little detail.

I dub thee Spakithrax, a legendary Green Unit, exhibiting unheard of competance

Hoho! Cool name! Reference to anything? Google doesn't seem to be able to find it, if it is...

That was the perfect to visit that with, and if it weren't a child talking I would think them insultingly oblivious.

I wonder if it was just a coincidence.

Go Spakithrax Go, keep your glorious kill streak going!

And so he did.

This is so hilarious...thankfully Spakithrax couldn't kill, but I cracked up when they tried.

That madman would've gone after Malik if he hadn't found that bow knight!

No, they deserve to survive after this epic display.

If only I hadn't been so slow... F

For once this game didn't try to make the cast blonder, and as such he is Blondeless Arran.

I still like Eren's color scheme better than Arran's. Mostly because of the dark green. Anything green is good in my book.

Somehow I think he will be just as disappointing as the Car Interceptor.

Let's not lose hope yet. Chrysler may get his act together yet.

Besides, Eren doesn't need the movement as much as Chrysler does.

Isn't that always the case with movement stars.

Ain't that the truth.

This is great, Spakithrax is map MVP.

He will be remembered.

Also B rank instead of C rank tome...

True, true.

I have never been more impressed by a Green unit. I know some people have seen amazing result from the 3-13 archer, but this seems more impressive somehow.

3-13 wasn't that impressive in my RD run, to be honest. I think he may've lived, but he didn't mow down armies like Spakithrax here did.

Isn't Rody a dragon? Id he not from the Dragon Kingdom Ryu? He really seems like a noticeable omission.

Considering his backstory (more details revealed later today), it's likely regular Rhyses just don't know he exists.

Its not to late to have a massive party wipe-out requiring you to dust off the bench...

Please don't say things like that.

I really hope so, they deserved it after this performance.

I tried, I really did...

Yikes that effective damage is nasty.

Too.

You jinxed it.

Fuck... It ain't my fault!

Finally. I mean she still is Con screwed, but that certainly helps.

Most certainly.

Oh no, those reinforcements you jinxed into being have really doomed poor Spakithrax

Maybe I should've sacrificed Joe to protect him...

RIP Spakithrax...Ruben's tactics killed you before your time.

Truly the worst loss.

...I probably would still risk it

I wouldn't.

Especially if I can make it perfectly safe like that.

That's not "risking it", though.

I am slightly disappointed.

Eh. It would take too long to get that update done. Main reason I haven't LPed Vestaria. Can you imagine having to transcribe all that text by hand? The Law Bible was enough.

The fake Donovan mystery deepens...

So it does...

Are they even alive/around? It really seems like most of the gods are dead in this universe.

I cannot be sure. Let's not get ahead of ourselves.

...Curious, would taking the Mila fragment defang Pyron then?

That's certainly an idea...

It is a weird run when an Energy Ring isn't a high demand stat booster.

My team is pretty high strength in general. Heck, most of them have speed problems rather than strength ones!

I guess that is one way to deal with that Con screwage on Lord Nanna.

Yeop.

Having an extended gameover like that really is a nice little touch.

I agree wholeheartedly.

...Now I am actually caught up...If this is too much to respond to that is fine, as this really is a bit of an avalanche.

It's really not a problem. I love long replies.

 

Things happen in this update:

Spoiler
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If only.

A6ka2olp o

Oh it's you!

Upxatr3h o7g2wnnnx oGugszc0i oZe666xld o

Anna helpfully explains how tier 3 promotions work.

J6l6nmbl o

We have arrived at our destination! And it looks like somebody's already out waiting for us.

W9hrmf52 o

Vhfxzqd0 oYes. This mansion is owned by Jonas, a noble of Amatera. He is a relative of Eli, the former ruler of the Fire Clan. On the outside, he pretends to be a slave trader, but he's actually a kind man. He buys slaves and takes them here to help them recover from their trauma.

9qk5ifz8 o That's an... interesting background for the character. I wonder what he looks like.

Vhfxzqd0 oThough he has taken an especial liking to the worren.

Det8lbw5 oWorren?

Zgcyfelr oAn odd cat human hybrid Pyron created.

9qk5ifz8 oAlso another reference to Breath of Fire, I'm pretty sure. This game is full of 'em.

Zgcyfelr oPyron tried to combine the nimbleness of cats with people, but only females could survive the process due to their naturally higher magic.

O1qqs5vc oThey suffered a loss of intelligence in the process, so Pyron considered them failures. They're rare, but very strong. He has a few of them in his army as expert spear users.

Pkilzknj o

O1qqs5vc oBecause he often throws crazy and absurd parties among the other nobles, he's managed to hide the full extent of his activities from them.

Vhfxzqd0 oBut it comes at some personal pain to him. Either way, he has been a critical ally of ours in this war. He even helped fund Eli's rebels at one point.

Mxwyhhed o

All right, let's meet the man, then.

Ex9dijlc o

...Yes! Yes! It's Oliver! Ahahaha, of course!

I do wonder what's the reason for the name change. Why Jonas? I tried doing a bit of research, but the best I could find is that DC superhero Green Arrow's full name is Oliver Jonas Queen, and that doesn't line up with the trend of references in this game, so I'm pretty sure it's just a coincidence.

Vhfxzqd0 oJonas, I could say the same to you! I take it you've heard the news?

Wdyluz09 oYes! I am glad to hear that Malik has finally been bested by your army. And of course, I am aware of the other details in your letter. While no Cyran forces have arrived just yet, you are welcome to stay until then. Though a word of caution. I have a deal going on tonight. The Orca Pirates have a shipment coming in for me.

Lgjkwhcy o The Orca Pirates? Oh yeah, that's gonna go well, I'm sure.

Wdyluz09 oMore rejects from Belkina's old magic experiments.

Vhfxzqd0 oI understand. We will keep out of your way during that trade.

Det8lbw5 oYou are very knowledgeable about all kinds of slaves on the market, yes?

Tjn6kvgm o

Det8lbw5 oDo you know if a descendant of Alester named Nia or a boy named Ben have gone on sale anywhere?

Wdyluz09 oA boy by some name is too vague. I would not know, my apologies. But... A descendant of Alester? ...I've heard rumors of one being given to Rody. Apparently that girl is the reason that he has gone crazy in Merv.

Det8lbw5 o! That explains it. Rody must have taken a liking to Nia somehow. And even more than Katherin, Nia wants nothing but the death of Conway. She must have told him everything about Propater in exchange for his death.

Lgjkwhcy o Shh! Not so loud! Katherin might betray us as well, and... Wait, what am I saying? She's useless! Let her go for all I care!

Vhfxzqd0 oCousin Rody is doing the will of a human? He isn't one to break a promise in his own cruel way, but he doesn't even acknowledge that humans are living creatures.

Wdyluz09 oWell, come rest inside for now, friends. When the Cyrans arrive, I'll let you know.

Gatmcpth o
 
7s8lrsx8 o

L6ldsx3m oRody currently owes me and my brother Jeff a favor. I don't know what it is that he owes Jeff and for what, but he wrote me about it in one of his letters. Rody sometimes writes me about things in the outside world that confuse him. He was locked in a cell for 300 years, so I understand his situation.

Uedfz3v4 o Holy shit, no wonder he went batshit insane. Over a hundred thousand days just staring at the wall. I know time for dragons is different, but... Sheesh, I'm surprised he even has the ability to think still!

L6ldsx3m oSince I freed him from his cell, he promised me he would do anything. If I speak to him, he would probably stop fighting against any army I'm in.

Vhfxzqd0 oSo if we come across Rody, Mother should speak with him. Or perhaps I can deliver a letter from you in your stead?

L6ldsx3m oYes. I shall prepare such a thing as well.

Tvvdmrl6 o

That felt like a rather "gamey" exchange, so to speak. Pretty obviously setting up the way to handle Rody when we inevitably confront him. Let's hope the next one isn't as blatant.

Jazg5ubi o

New people! Gee, I wonder which one of these is recruitable.

None. None is the answer. Though I do find it rather funny how they're using Mansel as a generic.

X2pgenbd oGive Jonas my best regards.

A8s4p0uw oOf course, Sir Capone.

Lgjkwhcy o His name is Capone. C'mon... Could it be any more obvious that he's a bad guy?

A8s4p0uw oGive Sir Froid Master Jonas's best wishes too.

Cil9xxly oIf we're done, then let's go. Being so close to Ryu after their victory is a pain.

A8s4p0uw oIndeed. We were a bit worried about the trade going safely tonight.

79upihhg o

Oh! That's a person offscreen!

Zig36mzl o

Well, shit. Who could've foreseen this. They're betraying us.

Pcs8yz74 o

...I do not believe that lady has clothes on.

Give me just a minute, let me just... try something... Give me a sec here... uh... what was the button again... ahh, there...

Msvlmgi1 o

...God fucking damnit, it doesn't work like that...

A-Anyway, let's carry on now. We still have a map to play.

Cil9xxly oYes. The mansion is surrounded. With Malik's defeat, Larry ordered us to take Jonas out saying his services were no longer needed.

X2pgenbd oIt's a shame. He was such a useful customer. But as Pyron would say, the weak are meant to be feasted upon by the strong. His money will go towards a better cause.

44nwxffy o

A8s4p0uw oAmatera has sent forces to kill Master Jonas! With Malik gone, they've decided to just steal his wealth and kill him! Why they've decided to do so for such an odd reason, I don't know!

Lgjkwhcy oI don't see what's so odd about it. They're willing to sacrifice half their army because they deem them "unworthy." A fat old man is no doubt something they have little interest in allowing to exist.

L6ldsx3m oIt seems we are destined to fight in defensive battles such as these.

Vhfxzqd0 oWhere is Jonas?

A8s4p0uw oIn his room. Please, help him! There are worren in the south that can help you! Just open up their cell!

Lgjkwhcy o Cell? Wait, wasn't Jonas saving them from slavery?

L6ldsx3m oThey can be quite the powerful allies. Thank you, we will protect Jonas, I swear!

A8s4p0uw oIndeed! We have other worren sleeping in the basement. It will take time, but I will rouse them to our cause!

9qk5ifz8 o This is the excuse for the time limit. After the defend timer runs out, this guy will reappear with an army of worren, and the enemy will be driven back. Before then, however, we must pillage Jonas's treasury. Damn straight. We're gonna rob the man while we defend his manor. We're the heroes!

Loya5ykt o

Without further ado, let's promote Eren.

Lon34gv5 oPt9tbwyr o

Now he looks cooler!

My1lusid oErifdbn1 o6sou1yzf o

Awesome, now he's cooler.

Rehizozn o

Astrea eats up a body ring. She desperately needs it.

I3zkrzo1 o

Eren grabs a goddess icon because... I mean, might as well.

D3ps4mrn o

Map start! As soon as I press enter-- Ahem, sorry, start, this dude teleports to the entrance to Jonas's room.

Lngm0foq o

Well, well, if it isn't Mr. Ominous Theme.

Wdyluz09 oBaine? You're a lifesaver. It is good to see you yet again, my friend. The warrior worren are currently in their rooms. If you can get word out that they can fight and open their door, they can assist in this battle.

C1lykjww oVery well. In the meantime, I will try and protect you for as long as I can.

9qk5ifz8 o I like how he still has his super ominous theme when he's doing an undisputably kind deed. Unless he turns around and murders the guy, but I hope it doesn't come to that.

Uw4iukuz o
 
Rxni6zex oHsonebir oVuojrfeg o

I have once again forgotten to show the team. Evan, Relina and Lex sit this one out due to fatigue, and Kirin and Chrysler return. Also had room for Kenton, let's give him another chance. Also, Condor is out in the mostly indoor map, while Clint is in. Though, to be fair, with his movement point Clint doesn't need to rely on Outdoor March as much anymore.

Today's map is a fog map, which is not great. We're under attack by a mixed force of assassins and the Orca Pirates. Yes, the dragons are assassins. Anyway, today is, contrary to the name of the map, not a breather map. Quite the opposite, actually, this is no walk in the park. Despite the defend objective, we'll want to go on the offensive from the get go, because we have places to be: First, north, to assist Baine. Believe it or not, he'll be in serious trouble if we don't give him a hand. Plus, he once again has goodies for Astrea. Second, east, to the treasure room. As I said earlier, we'll use the chaos of battle to... "repossess" Jonas's belongings. There are important items in the chests, and we'll want to beat the thief there... or at least reach him before he escapes so we can capture him. It won't be easy, though. We'll have to fight a bunch of dragons, swordsmen and no less than two bosses on our way there. We'll also want to go outside to kill a stationary boss carrying a master crown. Last but not least, it's not necessary, but if we open the doors directly to our south, the worren will help by serving as distractions. All in all, quite the frantic map.

Vjupwh6y o

All right, let's get started.

Lwbphtmi oYfwysdgk oXbkpjqcn o

With Daedalus doing something, to be precise.

Tswzew9i oQk81jbcq o

Good job, mate. You did a thing. Still boring.

Nzxpr1l4 o

Artemis and Nereid B.

I1qjsuob o

2r3s1rge oWhat do you mean?

3t4acnv7 oYou have the right to wield the Emblem Axe, like your father. The aura that such people emit and the corresponding weapon. I can recognize that in people now. You and Nicole both possess it. Though in Nicole's case, her weapon would be the Emblem Bow.

2r3s1rge oInteresting. Have you seen any others with that aura? Surely there are more candidates at a time, correct?

3t4acnv7 oYes. I have seen others. There was a soldier in the Red Army, for example. He could also use the Emblem Axe.

9qk5ifz8 o If you recall, Kuroth wanted to trade Nereid off to her parents in exchange for the Emblem Axe, even though he couldn't use it. This confirms it - he wanted it for his newly adopted son, who just so happened to be able to use it. Guy was always meant for greatness, it seems...

3t4acnv7 oThen there was Lars. Though he wasn't trained in the sword, he had the aura to use the Emblem Sword. Beyond them, I haven't seen anyone else. I've never met one who could use the Emblem Lance.

3ihnocyy o

The Fiya Emburem! It exists here?!

3t4acnv7 oNo. I didn't even really learn what the Fire Emblem is.

2r3s1rge oHmm... I wonder if there is anyone out there who does?

Ufvx1jm1 o

Neat bit of worldbuilding.

Awyzcqjq oVepxtprg o

Let's keep at it, then.

Nzky12bf o0qfit8qq oC1eyosbh o

Oho! Keep at it, and keep it up! Way to go, Clint!

Myuz50kj o

You can rally some defense, Joe.

Y6yzw6zx o

More supports.

9nkmyncj o

I really hope he also remembers his movement growth is 15%. Sooner than later, preferably.

S7fegomf oYeah. I think about him quite often. He's the reason I joined the rebellion.

7edpyz6l oHe was a nice guy. Always prayed, had a beautiful voice...

S7fegomf oHe was much better than I, that's for sure.

7edpyz6l oAnd yet, when Bishop Gomer told him to kill himself for Pyron, he did so instantly without a second thought. With a smile on his face, too.

Uedfz3v4 o ...That escalated quickly...

S7fegomf oNot everyone in the Church of Pyron was that twisted. Father Monty never asked anyone to do something like that.

7edpyz6l oIt always seemed like the ones that were closer to the pope were more messed up.

Cqnggdnb o

Don't you blame Evil Moulder! This bishop of yours, he had a brigand name. No wonder he turned bad! Evil Moulder is blameless, he's a wonderful man! He's so handsome!

S7fegomf oThat's certainly true.

V99vhpyo o

Eh, not too bad conversation. The bonuses are the most important part of it.

Dhmch8ws o

And now, let's see what we're dealing with.

Gx4zfdel o

Hmm...

X4zb62kh o

Well, anyway. Chrysler finishes the Hector that Artemis softened up.

Bzippc5h o

...!

It begins.

83dkkjhb o

Ahh, another one with Rally Defense! He can promote soon, then.

Jijyld7b oJyoh36ia o

Kenton gets some help to--

Qxgescr0 o

...Nice. Slow myrmidon. My favorite.

A6plosqi o

Better. With PCC, that's a guaranteed kill.

35rfzevu oWlh2nrs7 o3eadm02h o

Galeforce, go!

Uu0ugu8s o

Guhh... I really, really wanna try this, but...

02frqcpm oVqjrtgx5 o

I mean, this is pretty useless, but...

...Gaaahhh, where's Evan when you need him!? I should've given him a stamina pouch...

I9zld3tc o9splxdid o

Okay, regardless.

Putziyyt o

Eyy, a level for Nereid!

Aaxeqxmq oMsgxmp0a oAl9zdtzm o

The guy is then erased by Iris and Dexi.

Hscevwnv o

...Guhh... This, though... Even if Kenton fails, I can try to finish with Eren, but if both of them fail, Eren's a dead man...

Xkuoit4d o

...Nnggh...

9awwyntk o

And then I panicked and made the worst possible choice: Nothing. The snipers get to do whatever they please. Fuck me...

Anzknrun o

Hmph... Well, this is good news to start. This guy could've reached Dexithea from the other side, but instead he blocked his pal. Good work, man.

Gl0q0ium oNvjivi6r o

Good thing she didn't crit, though... Sheesh.

Somgdcan o5v522cta oZwnaxyqy oRdf4upak o

Hah! Outclassed!

Zs0rshlg oPwh9l8jp o

Baine gets attacked. As usual, he fails to put his high crit to good use.

8a0xwgki o9pdafg4h o

And then Eren almost dies.

Nice. Fucking beautiful. I almost lost Eren immediately. I love myself...

69ctd5xk o

Siiiiiiiigh... No, but seriously, my luck in this run is being unreal. I should've lost twice the amount of units I have, but no. All the dodges happen at the best possible times. It's a feeling I am not accustomed to... But I like it.

L9oo3kwq o

An assassin, in name and class both, attempts to take out Baine.

Clz6n7eg o

He fails.

Nr9xoptz o5nu4lhud o

These generals, though. So pathetic. Baine will soon find himself all alone against the opposition.

Fhkzwsvx o

...An enemy dancer!?!?!?

Hlkby2oh oRlni95sp o

I find it funny how Renewal heals Baine back to full, and then he takes a scratch from the poison. Poor venom just can't keep up...

N8er7cyq o

On his turn, Baine changes to the objectively worse weapon and fails miserably to finish this dragon. Why, Baine? Why not the master sword? What did you stand to gain by swapping to this?

Db9hhny4 o

More enemies. Not powerful enough to do Baine any real harm.

99fucki4 oD9ufblyc o

So let's just keep going. Swordslayer swordslays no matter what, so might as well go for a capture.

Ukd1384h oYzyjliut o

I mean, light brand sucks, but...

I2pptep3 o

Oh, hey! Since Eren brings Canto to the team, Chrysler is able to trigger his movement skill! Look at that. Beautiful.

Zsowvpug oM14smkud o

Man... You think I should start a miraculous saves count? Never needed it before, but in this run... This is insane! How is Eren alive!? He had such a high chance of death, and he didn't go for it! He truly did intend to live on, did he not... Well, I won't squander this second chance!

Cwgjbz8l o9exxysef o

Clint and Joe team up on a ninja.

Punyccdi o

Chrysler then rallies.

Syhxeamn o

Dexithea drops her captive.

V5r3bbbm oZvcvnkhh o

Then Bella and Kenton team up on the remaining sniper.

Xr6g3v1m o

Hoho, not bad at all! He's still slow for a myrmidon, but hey. With stats like these (and Galeforce), he might be worth deploying. Just as long as we can muster the room, of course...

Qua8ruwr o

Artemis grabs another kill.

V8o4ud3a o42fyevq7 o

I care about your levels even less than Janet's.

Lh31oosd oZb3tpg9p o

I do have an objective with Kirin, though: get her to level 20 today. She was at 18/60~ EXP at the start of the map. Should be doable.

5fkrwblh oFjhg2van oB9qztrjv o

These guys are so sad. They do have Poison Strike, but... Holy shit. Light brands are terrible weapons.

Ayabyiqu o

Down with you! We've mostly taken control of this area.

M9pokbh8 o

Nereid will handle the worren.

Bf1twibm o

Oh hey. More enemies. This one's carrying a pouch, which is neat.

Worsiwjy o

Next turn, we'll begin our march to the east.

X1zgkytf oLni0ogt2 o

The green units come under attack, as before.

Nsjc3f7z oMhksxkuc o

Chrysler, too, comes under attack. The enemy is unsuccessful.

T0p3d0ct o

Oof! Poison Strike did a bit more damage, though. Still, he's not in danger.

Hq81bxh1 o

Nereid dodges by using her shield to cause the enemy's attack to glitch out.

Tlfwbton o

Another one? Sure, that's no problem.

Vegfh6ni o0bxqrgxu o

More of these pathetic buffoons attempt to scratch out forces. Poison Strike does more than they do.

Ifjhpew6 o

...Okay, that, that's scarier.

Jsos0fmg oGq5nx6s5 o4rmj9b9d o

Baine comes under attack from two assassins. Still nothing too big.

5cvdsiqn o

...What the...

Jhuztero o

What in the world is that?!

Wudtjapl oYbyyeuch oTgpo40wn o

Baine, the dragon! Why this guy? He cannot hurt you! Go after the one who can!

5z98djj9 o

A lancer... That's not good news. With WTA he can actually do something against Baine.

Alr49evl o

Anyway, this fellow.

Mrd57huz o

He's a promoted Fuuma, actually. Swords, magic and fine stats. Still, this one in particular isn't that threatening.

Jsoated5 o

I'm more worried about the thugs above him... They have better might and one of them carries an armorslayer.

Snwxzxii oUigukeqn o

Anyway, this'll be a level for Kirin. Make it a good one as only you know how!

7ij3pek8 o

...What...?

Www9grni o1llo8r7l oCcbrgdrb o

Well, whatever. Let's do more things.

Xw75gsn6 oJvttrfa0 o

Janet discards her 1 use vulnerary to steal a pouch.

Mtbx9py0 oIfdioqc8 o

With a strength rally, Eren one-rounds dragons with the steel lance. Without, he could've done the same with his silver lance. Amazing.

2p33ai4x oLt13z0vc o72rlihku o

I'm so glad you're still breathing.

Xxrewsbl oPqxkbpjo o

Dexithea can handle this other one.

D7kqd9kt oGxauddj0 oKhemck3p o

Hoho, hell yeah she can!

Jltcuqnw o50pumhai o

All right, let's unleash these gals.

Yjychihi o

They're extremely squishy, but 18 speed and strength will allow them to dish out some mean hits to someone before they go down.

Ksvwsino o

Soo this is the one that I'm a bit worried about. If he goes after Joe, it's no big deal, but...

Udya5esz oHbhyfmnx o3vt0w2nr o

Immediately after saying that, I proceed to put Clint in range of the guy. You know, Clint. The guy who doesn't just get hurt more by the guy, he also one-rounds him because he's the fastest unit in the team.

Laqjxjek o

Classic defense formation. Pretty sure nobody near us has range, so we should be good.

Wpttqeom o2c0aurz9 o

Baine finally killed the dragon.

Owz0lyxq o

Also, this guy.

Bkkgobpw o

Well, those are some... super fancy animations. Of course, as always, the problem with fancy animations in GBA is that when you have to see them constantly they lose their impact. It rather surprises me that, after all these years and all these incredible improvements to hacking, nobody has gone ahead and implemented dynamic animations. Heck, not even entirely dynamic like SNES - just add different animations for doubling and I'd be content.

Nq6infg2 o

Well, no matter. Guy's gone.

Fqgs1xs8 o

Holy shit, that damage...

Yhnwymlj o

And he goes and misses one of his strikes, too. Sheesh!

Tfvqzs4a oEqa6k2ft o

Kenton gets more crits the lower his likelihood of it.

Xy8iia5r o

Oh, shit! More dragons!

Agchbav3 o

...Okay. That's absolutely terrible. Yeah, this is what I was talking about. 19 damage, and he cannot retaliate. Not only that - there's another one lurking in the fog.

0ozmjlxy oDdeqscvt o

Oaaaargh! Clint! Clint, no! That's lower than I'd like...!

N8k3rxuj oTjgduz5k oC95yemi6 o

...Wait, I don't think anyone else can reach him.

2n56qhjt o

Hoho! Hell yeah! That was good actually!

In5riurq oOccymb4l o

Yeah, you keep doing your thing.

Vkr5o7gt oXry5bxwo o

Oh my fuckin'-- No! Don't do that, Baine! You're not well in death range...!

M6ezj7xw oSql2pban o

Ahhh, okay. I breathe easier now.

Io3cmgwn o

He has Powerstaff, too, so he gets to heal twice. Back to full it is! Thanks a lot, Notliver!

H5ko41wr oD2vdjx2m oOxshbrtx o

Oh, incidentally, I should probably show him off while I still can. Unfortunately he does not join, but he will forever remain in our hearts.

Notice the age, by the way.

Hbc7jaef oPpc7qhk4 o

All right, you lot! It's time to die!

Um2fc8zo o

Let's also light up some more of the castle.

C1p0sudc o

Eh. 15 more experience for Kirin.

I4qrhnml o

...She's gonna need to get bailed out. Urgently, I might add.

K4ypiil0 oBheyiegw o

But first, Artemis wounds the closest thug.

L5sz5ym6 o

Well, that sucks.

Vulfdurm o

Anathema lowers the avoid and crit dodge of units within 3 tiles by 10. It's useful. I'll probably promote her soon. I need more than two staff users!

Njau4ztq o

C'mon, Kenton. You've got to be kidding me.

Damv24oh o

Fine, then. You do it, Bella.

Tsian9l2 o

Hmm...

Ilneaiad o

Out of harm's way, Kirin.

4emzhcyv o

...Mmm no.

Zhdoslfq o

Let's instead buff everyone's defense. I don't want Kirin to facetank those mercenaries.

Gvrfuifh o

Hwahahahahahahahah... Iris with the holy stone, folks. This is her true power. One-rounding dragons.

6exbhc3r oWarmnhx3 oQe0rmdpp o

Yeouch!

Brsqhlxi o

On her way back, Nereid opens another door. The worren are now all free!

Mrck1czh o

Messy formation, but if it works, it works.

5aqrixqq oOjftirvj o

Augh!

6c5llcxe oSoxbu7il o

Meh.

Rialepzs o

Ooaah!

G264oft2 o

Eeergh!

Qc40spaz oCscapgtn o6zbsasop oWmczdjti o

This happens too.

Q33tjg9i o

Shieeet! I hope that one cannot reach Iris now...

Lb3clxhm o

...Okay, no. Good.

Agekqqvp o

All right, so there goes the pack of worren, and... Now Jonas will heal Baine.

Hbrgryip o

...Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaany second now...

Pdujyj4d o

...WHAT THE HELL, FAT MAN!? YOUR BODYGUARD IS GOING TO DIE!

Zxdsievz o

Okay, don't panic. I know how to fix this.

5tc8gqku o

Oh hey. Neat.

7twskuno oXl98xfx7 oP4tyvocn o

There we go, Kirin to the rescue!

Gzhbqhyg o

Don't waste time, Astrea. Head north to your good friend Baine.

Qh8dkvee o8xej99ea o

Daedalus does a thing. He has to use flashbangs, he's so much of a coward.

Zt5gkhww o

Shoulda learned from Eren! He procced Luna and one-shot this merc, like a boss!

E6ugtvjm o

Holy tomatoes. The queen dies...

Jry4huvu oAtrdjt9g o

Okay, so here's the plan. First, rallies, because these two have nothing better to do.

W3kczp1t oAtcwkzli o

Third, we stand in a formation that I have no name for.

Yvi7k34l o

Third, we watch as absolutely nothing happens.

Hojf3xr4 oPlgygyzj o

Not so tough now, are ya.

Eldkpi2i o

...Oh, blistering barnacles. He's already there? Well, it's far too late to beat him to the treasure room, but that's just as well. He's not immune to captures. We can let him do the dirty work, and then we'll relieve him of the spoils. Just gotta make sure we'll be there in time.

Gbthbhzt o6krlvb0c o

Can you please stop, Jing Ke? Please.

7x81dpdm o

Almost back to full. Good, we won't have to use another physic charge on him.

1wcnmynt oUt66gtdk o

Well.

Vk0d0nq2 oImuvzohg o

That was pathetic.

Yfdrkgcq o

They're spreading out now. Just as well by me.

3ddirau4 o

Okay, so Jonas decided to heal the one worren instead of the guy protecting his life. I guess they weren't kidding when they said he's fond of them.

8o431hmd o

More pathetic swordies. No problem.

Kikxskzw oFcqwde47 oSgi4rqtw o

Since she doesn't have to heal Baine, Kirin can instead focus on patching up our own team. 30 more experience, almost there, c'mon!

Hnl9qk49 o

Now that she's healthy again, the murderchicken can do more murderchicken things.

Zzjzy0rm oCzy1rgc2 oVrqc8p0i o

Like so.

Aalms1ot o

Speed is good.

V4hqwwab o

Eren will accompany Astrea north to see Baine. Perhaps I should've sent a couple more guys, but we're a bit tight on forces down south.

Bxgu9k6k oQwzciiss oCtg8w6bv oPtlpzlnu o

Oh, okay, so I decided to heal Baine after all. Sure, me from the past, whatever you say. Man, I really was desperate to get her to level 20, wasn't I...

V0vzz4ls oMjvjoeap o

All right, back to fighting. This will net Chrysler another level. Perhaps you can follow your friend's example and get two move points in a row?

Kjjqnsqf o

Shame, but a point is good enough, and I gotta say, I'm glad you've gotten as much speed as you have.

7mrbrhtg o

...Damnit, really?

Bfsqmqh0 o

Out of the way!

25wqk3ta o

That's more like it.

Jrz3sbho o

Uncharacteristic level for him. Still boring.

1ljyuvks oAsxbc7pe o

Hmmm... Gotta say, I'm not fond of how low that leaves Joe...

Yafhyhdx o4qy6nlia oJc9v2ubx o

Meh, he's very far away. I think we can afford it.

Byklqylo o

Oh my God, Kenton. Damnit, I can't even blame him here, it's my fault for not healing him...

N7lfjxdt o

Fine. We can try this, and then he can finish.

Xueqod0b o

Or Dexithea can do that. Works just as well.

Pajy7c0d oKhmt6mjp oRtzo2yar o

Gotta love supports. This already heavily unbalanced match up got even more hopeless... for the enemy! Hahaha!

Z4ruea7q oJk7eapwu o

Let's just get Iris out of the way, and...

Maope6n2 o

Good. Things are going smoothly so far.

Apmoinmz oSboonbft o

Oh, and the lancer goes after one of the worren! Perfect, perfect.

Ktr8bq1v oI6v1sbk0 oAtlgfbio o

That's a crit! You can tell because he's spinning his sword so fast, you can't see it!

Iec0kdfi o1c7zo5dm o

Level for Clint.

Rlzi74h8 o

Bwahahahahahah... Ahahahahahah! Capped speed, ladies and gentlemen. Shame it's such a low cap, but then again, he's an armor. It used to be even worse, so let's just count our lucky stars.

L2emphcj o

This happens, as usual.

Ajbpn3je o

Ohoho, no, haha, no no I don't think so. That belongs to Kirin, not you, my sneaky friend. But, do keep it for now. Cherish it. Enjoy it while it lasts...

Dtiaode5 oL7qooobw o

Oho, 87 dodge!

Ojnnxkq0 oCb3fo8f4 o

...Ah! Stop it, you bastard!

M0vsshts o

HAAAAAAAH! Foiled by slowpoke dragon movement!

9qrcv6rz oLk7ulyv5 o

Okay, what next, then?

Lnmskg8n oVvsczegb oMzazu67n o

Hey, they're actually helping! How nice of them.

6ddcwi7p oS32amply o0nu1lui1 o

Well, I mean... They're definitely trying.

Ca83wp9n oXoed8w1e o

Whoa! Impressive!

Cnujti04 o

Ayyyy Jonas, my man!

Z6mctpt0 o

Astrea, too, is healed, by Kirin's passive.

D4s9umza o

No time to rest, though. Gotta get some more heals done to level up! Not too long now...!

Kmxac5ad o

...Wha... What...

Okay, so now she's just straight up given up on levelling up. I'll never understand this woman. Never.

Ogdrijut o

This is all Daedalus is good for. Being carried by a weapon cooler than him.

Xyqlfzii oIm9qhn2h o2b9krnug o

Let us hurry forth now. I want to be ready to intercept that filthy thief.

Lmcebxnd o

Oh hey there, boss.

90hzkrxl oWrdv4cqw o3xgwl0uj o

He's an Orca Pirates higher-up. He's... pretty mediocre, as far as bosses go.

4hvfcxnt o

So let's just buff some defenses here...

Xsro4v6h o

Hmmm... Nah. This shot is not worth.

Gstoz2ix o

Let's check out Jing Ke.

R6oghfuw oLsar0qrg oWjchxdse o

I mean, not check out as in, "check out", but rather check out her stats.

Anyway, this one's a lot more threatening. No wonder, she's only outranked by Watch and Conway! Then again, being below that pathetic asshole Watch is... In any case, she has capped strength and a crit blade, not to mention she dances for enemies. I'd like her out of my hair sooner than later, but she's surrounded by dragons...

W96ad3pb o

Thankfully, she only has an A rank in swords, so she cannot use this. But we can.

Jd8ltzv9 o

Let's see how Clint-- nope. Nope, nope, nope.

Tfeiohtt o8zob3sjb oLtibit6r o

Look, let's just... Improvise a little.

Xs3oehh5 oBy1z7myq o

Joe will stand in the front. At least one of the dragons should go after the almost dead worren. Then hopefully things will go well. It's... not my most solid plan, but I can't come up with much else here.

Vxyyenmi oNojetseo o

Let's hope for the best.

Hfo9qc9n oGshgrwp3 o

Up here, we're almost ready to converse with Baine.

Lzyahoaz oDtq3aozn o4reozn29 o

Ack! Nereid!

4hrqo0lt o

Yeah, there we go. As expected.

Wcrbq6rb o

Okay, and now, if Jing Ke goes after Joe, she should be unable to do much against him... Yeah, I think this works out.

Fw0wmrts oAex5nfuw o

Gwaaaahhh!

Ie7lcsgq o

This isn't as awesome as the master crown, but it is still nice. We've got some troops in need of a tier 2 promotion. Chrysler and Artemis, for example. Mirielle, too... Hmm.

Ays9gxmz o

...Oh, shit. She's dancing... okay, okay, not to worry. Joe exactly survives.

Iho9ebfi o

She has CHARM! NO! JOE!

Vcfyj2ik o

JOOOOOOOOOOEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

How... how ironic. He got murdered by a woman's charms.

Porsf7wr o

I mean... the world's probably better off this way. He's a scoundrel. But... Damnit, my full armor team! And Clint's support partner... He'll have to make do with Relina from here on.

Unless we... kill off Relina's other support partner! Hahahah, perfect id-- Wait... No, fuck! Blistering barnacles and bollocks, shit... I mean, we could kill off Lex's support partner, but I don't think I will do that, thank you very much. Clint will have to go on with just a B.

5szmlanz o

Oh right, about Clint... now we'll never get to find out about his wife.

Meh, I'll just go ahead and say it: In Clint's A support with Joe, it is revealed that the reason he was able to connect with his third wife in spite of being a socially awkward dork is... She's completely deaf.

Yeah. That's supposed to be the joke. The only reason Clint's wife doesn't run from his obnoxious ass is that she's deaf and can't hear the nonsense he speaks. Haha, he's such a loser, he needs a deaf wife to not be single forever! Lame!

...Except then you stop to think about it and you realize that the man doesn't care about her disability. He unconditionally and undyingly loves her, completely deaf as she is, with all the inconvenience that comes with it.

What I'm trying to say is, Clint best boy. I hope he never dies.

Fkw9ukw4 oMqaijbxy o

The worren gang up on the swordreaver guy that attacked Nereid. They actually killed him! Way to go!

Mvbjcnyl oEqrnbfwg o

Jonas then healed Iris and... Kirin, who was only lacking one HP? I mean, sure. Thanks, I guess.

Ta2lhcos o

Kirin, in turn, heals Nereid.

Lgjzbltt o

She will take on Capone. With the scaramouche and the pillar, she'll be fine, I'm sure.

Aymkzhfi o

...Ergh...

8uaylgsh o

No, seriously, I really need to start promoting mages. I'm using Joanne as a healer. Ridiculous.

Tvb2h4xa o

All right, then. Daedalus will back Nereid up. In retrospect, I'm not sure why I did this, but hey, with a swordslayer, he'll be fine, so why not.

1zyhafg6 o

Time for some vengeance. Go join Joe now!

Jsxp0tvz o

Ah, but you're not the true killer, oh no...

Fahhdomh o

YOU are! Despicable piece of shit, what kind of monster dances while on the enemy team?! It's only fair when I do it!

I5tpbhyv o

Oh yeah? Well, you know what else is quite deadly?

A3ctwzlm o

Bwahahahahahahahaha... AHAHAHAHA! DANCE THE WALTZ OF OBLIVION!

Rmizqqit o

OFF WITH YOUR HEAD, YOU BITCH!

Nc4pkw1e o

How are you even talking after a hit like that.

7lgwfvuz o

More strength? More strength.

2sfihicq o

Coolio.

0da5lchd o

Ahh, and the next boss reveals herself.

Xycsbntu oDjq75wu9 o7t4urd3n o

Lili is pretty weak. Iris will one-round her like all the rest. Still, she doesn't move and she has a master crown. Her job isn't to be threatening, it's to hide behind Jing Ke and her army of dragons and try to survive the map so we don't get to promote both Evan and Kirin.

She has failed.

Luw8zozw o

Let's carve a safe path to her.

Svjb4eio oD8k8za9d o569a4vbs o7x6dsawf o

'Notha kill for Kenton. He procced Astra on the second attack, because proc skills be useless like that.

H0f2qjrs o

Slow myrmidon.

Dzatjkwu o

Oh hey, he learned the +15 crit skill. Maybe now he'll actually begin to get crits on the first attack?

Egqsdykb o07zoexx2 o

With his Galeforce movement, he rescues Iris, and Bella helps him to put her closer to Lili.

1mvzfupz o

Okay, good.

5ymiye2e o

...Well, but first, let's speak to Baine.

Zfzrbiqh o

C1lykjww oWhenever I rescued any worren or slaves from the Hell Hounds or others, I would always bring them back to Jonas's mansion. I had caught wind of there being an attack on his life planned for tonight. I couldn't sit by and let him risk death. ...Just like in Propater, not everyone in Amatera fights for Pyron.

9qk5ifz8 o That's some weird wording, but I think what he's trying to say is that, just like not everyone in Propater fights for the same purpose, neither does everyone in Amatera. Neat.

Det8lbw5 o! I see. Your help here is certainly most welcome. Would you consider fighting alongside us after this battle?

C1lykjww oI cannot. I have private reasons for why I continue to fight as I do. But I will support you whenever our paths cross. Defeating Pyron is the only real goal that I have. As such, take this with you. It will help you on your journey.

Det8lbw5 oThank you, Baine. I'm glad to have an ally like you.

C1lykjww oI as well, Astrea.

9do9rnkf o

Awesome! I don't know who could use this. Maybe Kirin...

Jplc4br9 o

All right, and n-- OH MY GOD EREN GETS TWO-SHOT AND SO DOES ASTREA

Iwhqthol o

RUN

C1xzr8e2 o

Phew...

Ljhlnmkr o

Okay, enemy phase time. Capone charges Nereid, as expected. Like all the other Orca Pirate bosses, he has a convo with Nereid.

2r3s1rge oCapone, huh? I won't regret killing you.

H2xg1ohn o

I like these interactions. With Loki and Conner she seemed remorseful, but it's clear she doesn't think very highly of ol' Al.

Btramlub o6spitft2 oCby108i9 oTpoyntsv o

Hoho!

5x1jyhpt oLilkotmy o

Uwaah...!

Zpncene3 o

Oh hey, that dude's done pilfering the chests. Good. Time to pilfer him!

L6ohdcne o

C'mon...

Pczr2ub8 o

That was just a stupid idea.

Sxi6tll0 o

...Wait! Drat, no! My boss kill!

D2useupq oYsmezc85 o

MY BOSS KILL!

Toxa6siw o

I mean, what were you gonna do? Politely refuse?

6qxhtqac o

Fuck me, my boss kill! That's not... That's not allowed-- Wait SHIT! THE THIEF! WAIT! DON'T GO ANY FURTHER! STOP RIGHT THERE! STOP!

2fh3skav o

Oh, fuck me! I need to get to that thief yesterday!

Plmxewan o5ftxuuiq oAxldsov1 o

Oh thank God. Was real scared for a second there....

9ryhwapn oDe5zczeg o

Boom, gotcha.

1i9yxrnf o

Better heal Baine, now. For some reason Jonas just loves to leave him at middling HP. Fuck if I know why, considering his life depends on the man's survival.

Nvwxmgb7 o3phlcqky o6ztinbcj o

And now, get out.

Mohqr3oy oY7po4lh8 o

Well, that was pretty nice. Just one thing left to do...

Blzviduf o

Finish the last of the bosses!

Zgupqoyk o

What way? You're stationary, you're not going anywhere!

Coew8aij oVxrymfvz oVo12cwvr oOuew9ydp o

And now you're even more stationary!

Burjzeas o

Yeah, whatever. Hand over the loot!

Tpxadigd o

There we go. Looks like Evan and Kirin are both going to promote!

Qku59nto oDiatnqsx o

To finish the turn (not much else for us to do), Clint shoots down this dragon.

M5npo1d9 oJvurs1cc oEhxsdwrm o0bwsxmse o

Hoho, he actually dodged one of the snipers this time! Way to go!

Ea7uzdcj o

Too late, guys. We're winning.

Ztdevbxm o

Yeop. It's over.

Bpgojlr8 oDpyqpofu o24ktz4s1 oLdwmayug o

The NPCs fight the enemies coming from the back door, but it no longer matters much. This is the only relevant thing that happens. Unfortunately, even after all the trading, I am forced to let go of a sword to grab the last master seal. Well, no matter. Iron swords suck, anyway.

Coo91srr oYzdjfdg9 o

Also, Astrea grabs a kill.

Ufjnqnmo o

You know, in retrospect, she should've killed the other one so Eren could reach. Unfortunately, I am not going to try that. Eren could easily die to that 5%. But that's fine, he'll have other chances to contribute.

Yien8cuq o

Also, worth a shot.

Zwdzijbg o5pdsre3l oBikpzjuk o

The worren continue to massacre the incoming enemies and Astrea dodges a shot. And then...

Wcjm9c1u o

A8s4p0uw oNow everyone drive the enemy back!

Prgpc02d o

Det8lbw5 oWe may not have been able to do this without your help.

C1lykjww oThank you for your help as well, Astrea. For now, I will take my leave. Until we meet again...

Det8lbw5 oWait! I have a question! What is your purpose for fighting? Why do you not join us?

C1lykjww o...All I want is to see Pyron dead. But... No, it is not important.

Lgjkwhcy o Pfft. I bet it isn't...

C1lykjww oMy apologies, Astrea. I do not have the freedom to answer you. Farewell.

Det8lbw5 oBaine...

Qws0ssyv o

Wdyluz09 oAh, wait! I do have something that you may be able to use. When you meet up and leave with the Cyrans, you may find this useful.

Vhfxzqd0 oThank you, Jonas. I'm glad that we were able to keep you safe.

Det8lbw5 oIt's a shame that you were attacked by Pyron's forces. I guess in his world, wealth isn't the sort of strength he desires.

Wdyluz09 oIt is alright. All is well now. Rest now for your journey through the desert. It will be quite the long one.

Fk5civzr o

Oho, another physic to replace the one that Kirin almost broke healing Baine! Perfect. Thanks a ton, man! You're the best!

Well... That could've gone better. But it certainly could've gone worse. We lost Joe, but the rest of us remain standing. Next time, we'll get to this game's first desert map. That's right, "first." Good news is, they're both next to each other, so we won't ever have to worry about the desert afterwards. Bad news is... Well, they're next to each other. Pain. In any case, I hope you fare well, and please wait patiently for the next update! Hasta luego~!

 

Death count: Charles
                        Oreades
                        Joe

 

Reset count: 1 (Ulysses: 1)

 

Current perfect streak: Bye bye

Best perfect streak: 7 maps

 

M O V E M E N T count: 5 (Lex: 1, Kirin: 2, Clint: 1, Chrysler: 1)

Blademaster's kill count: Mikey
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                                             Yang
                                             Yin
                                             Ciri
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I have no idea if I’m happier about the fact that you seem to have liked Conquest so much or that you had someone marry Odin and got Ophelia.

Great update btw. I was almost getting attached to Joe but... oh well, such is life.

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6 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

I don't know, they have their uses. Remember the cheesy Reinhardt strat in Thracia?

I was thinking of status stave in the post Kaga era when I said that, as status staves are amazing in player hands in FE4 and FE5...

 

4 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

Hoho! Cool name! Reference to anything? Google doesn't seem to be able to find it, if it is...

Its the dragon mascot of a local convention. Too obscure for anyone to recognize I know.

 

6 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

Zgcyfelr oPyron tried to combine the nimbleness of cats with people, but only females could survive the process due to their naturally higher magic.

I am slightly amuzed by how far the game has to bend over to make sure the cat people are all cat girls.

 

6 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

Ex9dijlc o

...Yes! Yes! It's Oliver! Ahahaha, of course!

I was kinda expecting that after the cat girl reveal...

 

6 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

Uedfz3v4 o Holy shit, no wonder he went batshit insane. Over a hundred thousand days just staring at the wall. I know time for dragons is different, but... Sheesh, I'm surprised he even has the ability to think still!

That is the way to create a real monster there.

 

6 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

L6ldsx3m oYes. I shall prepare such a thing as well.

Tvvdmrl6 o

That felt like a rather "gamey" exchange, so to speak. Pretty obviously setting up the way to handle Rody when we inevitably confront him. Let's hope the next one isn't as blatant.

 

Especially with the letter bit to justify Lord Nanna being able to do it if Browless is fatigued.

 

6 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

Zig36mzl o

Well, shit. Who could've foreseen this. They're betraying us.

 

Must be a Tuesday...

 

6 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

Pcs8yz74 o

...I do not believe that lady has clothes on.

Give me just a minute, let me just... try something... Give me a sec here... uh... what was the button again... ahh, there...

Msvlmgi1 o

...God fucking damnit, it doesn't work like that...

Alright, that sounds like a horny jail offense, someone with the memes, go send him to horny jail.

 

6 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

Lgjkwhcy o Cell? Wait, wasn't Jonas saving them from slavery?

L6ldsx3m oThey can be quite the powerful allies. Thank you, we will protect Jonas, I swear!

A8s4p0uw oIndeed! We have other worren sleeping in the basement. It will take time, but I will rouse them to our cause!

I get the feeling this a case of him need to keep up appearances, as slavers usually don't take kindly to people freeing the slaves

 

6 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

I3zkrzo1 o

Eren grabs a goddess icon because... I mean, might as well.

 

Is that just an odd frame, or did the +2 really just appear in that random place?

 

6 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

9qk5ifz8 o I like how he still has his super ominous theme when he's doing an undisputably kind deed. Unless he turns around and murders the guy, but I hope it doesn't come to that.

Even the Black Knight had a friendly conversation with the boss of PoR chapter 11 at its start.

 

7 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Yes, the dragons are assassins.

...That seems so weird to say when that is also a class.

 

7 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Despite the defend objective, we'll want to go on the offensive from the get go

Not suprising, as the defend unit starts so far away, kinda like Battle Before Dawn. Actually this map has quite a few similarities with Battle Before Dawn...

 

7 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

3t4acnv7 oYou have the right to wield the Emblem Axe, like your father. The aura that such people emit and the corresponding weapon. I can recognize that in people now. You and Nicole both possess it. Though in Nicole's case, her weapon would be the Emblem Bow.

2r3s1rge oInteresting. Have you seen any others with that aura? Surely there are more candidates at a time, correct?

3t4acnv7 oYes. I have seen others. There was a soldier in the Red Army, for example. He could also use the Emblem Axe.

I guess this Aura talk explains a little about how the Emblem weapons work, and why the baddies know who would be the next to wield it.

 

10 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

3ihnocyy o

The Fiya Emburem! It exists here?!

3t4acnv7 oNo. I didn't even really learn what the Fire Emblem is.

2r3s1rge oHmm... I wonder if there is anyone out there who does?

The way that was worded makes it sound like the Emblem weapons Are the Fire Emblem...although it really isn't that clear.

 

10 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

7edpyz6l oAnd yet, when Bishop Gomer told him to kill himself for Pyron, he did so instantly without a second thought. With a smile on his face, too.

Uedfz3v4 o ...That escalated quickly...

Yikes, that is cult levels of madness...

 

10 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

7edpyz6l oIt always seemed like the ones that were closer to the pope were more messed up.

Cqnggdnb o

Don't you blame Evil Moulder! This bishop of yours, he had a brigand name. No wonder he turned bad! Evil Moulder is blameless, he's a wonderful man! He's so handsome!

Poor Ruben, having to learn now that pretty people can be evil too.

 

10 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

Bzippc5h o

...!

It begins.

Oh wow, he actually did proc that move growth...The Car Interceptor is re

 

10 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

...Gaaahhh, where's Evan when you need him!? I should've given him a stamina pouch...

You rely on him too much...I would say you probably should have given him a breather on the breather chapter, but you probably still needed his help on that one.

 

10 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

Hscevwnv o

...Guhh... This, though... Even if Kenton fails, I can try to finish with Eren, but if both of them fail, Eren's a dead man...

Xkuoit4d o

...Nnggh...

 

That is an uncomfortable position to be in, althoug if Kenton survives the turn in that position I would go for his attack anyway and hope for the crit.

 

10 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Hmph... Well, this is good news to start. This guy could've reached Dexithea from the other side, but instead he blocked his pal. Good work, man.

Gl0q0ium oNvjivi6r o

Good thing she didn't crit, though... Sheesh.

I mean if she did crit the benefit of him blocking his pal would be gone, making it far riskier.

 

10 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
Zs0rshlg oPwh9l8jp o

Baine gets attacked. As usual, he fails to put his high crit to good use.

Is that 93 total health on them, or does he quad it? I really dislike the ?? for above 80 health...

 

10 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

8a0xwgki o9pdafg4h o

And then Eren almost dies.

Nice. Fucking beautiful. I almost lost Eren immediately. I love myself...

...Ouch he gets doubled due to weapon weight, or is it enemy stat variance, either way that is such an easy mistake to make in that kind of situation.

 

10 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

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...An enemy dancer!?!?!?

...Oh boy, that could be bad. At least it isn't close enough to let peoplr in thick of things get an extra attack (or let someone too far away attack).

 

10 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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On his turn, Baine changes to the objectively worse weapon and fails miserably to finish this dragon. Why, Baine? Why not the master sword? What did you stand to gain by swapping to this?

He gains 2 points of raw damage...yeah the AI can be kinda dumb sometimes.

 

10 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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Oh, hey! Since Eren brings Canto to the team, Chrysler is able to trigger his movement skill! Look at that. Beautiful.

Now that is a nice boon that Blondless Arran is bringing, now if only those two could support eachother.

 

10 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

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Hoho, not bad at all! He's still slow for a myrmidon, but hey. With stats like these (and Galeforce), he might be worth deploying. Just as long as we can muster the room, of course...

How strange, he really is leveling strength more than speed.

 

11 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

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Baine comes under attack from two assassins. Still nothing too big.

I thought you said Baine would be threatened at some point, and you needed to rush to him...

 

11 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

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What in the world is that?!

It looks so edgey...

 

11 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

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He's a promoted Fuuma, actually. Swords, magic and fine stats. Still, this one in particular isn't that threatening.

What is that portriat?

 

11 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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Soo this is the one that I'm a bit worried about. If he goes after Joe, it's no big deal, but...

oof Armor slayer...with how armor focused your army is that could be trouble.

 

11 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

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Holy shit, that damage...

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And he goes and misses one of his strikes, too. Sheesh!

Well that is a little more threatening, but not too ba-

 

11 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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...Okay. That's absolutely terrible. Yeah, this is what I was talking about. 19 damage, and he cannot retaliate. Not only that - there's another one lurking in the fog.

...Ok those are trouble. Yeah you need to rush to his side now.

 

11 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

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He has Powerstaff, too, so he gets to heal twice. Back to full it is! Thanks a lot, Notliver!

Oh, well that makes this way less pressing, he can heal him for -

11 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

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Oh, incidentally, I should probably show him off while I still can. Unfortunately he does not join, but he will forever remain in our hearts.

Notice the age, by the way.

6 turns...sigh also obligatory laugh about the age.

 

11 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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C'mon, Kenton. You've got to be kidding me.

If only the Myrmidon got one more power ring...

 

11 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

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Hwahahahahahahahah... Iris with the holy stone, folks. This is her true power. One-rounding dragons.

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Yeouch!

Holy cow, The Most Anime Face wrecks dragon's faces.

 

11 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

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...WHAT THE HELL, FAT MAN!? YOUR BODYGUARD IS GOING TO DIE!

Oh boy...I think his AI only thinks to heal if someone is below 1/2 health in range...this is the dumbest way for Baine to d-

11 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

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There we go, Kirin to the rescue!

 

Thank goodness Arvis Joke got the move to save him!

 

11 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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...Oh, blistering barnacles. He's already there? Well, it's far too late to beat him to the treasure room, but that's just as well. He's not immune to captures. We can let him do the dirty work, and then we'll relieve him of the spoils. Just gotta make sure we'll be there in time.

Sweet plan, Capture really makes the race for loot much easier.

 

11 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

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Can you please stop, Jing Ke? Please.

This is kinda sad, but until you said that, I didn't notice that the dancer was one of the named enemies. To be fair she is much more clothed in her battle sprite than her talking head implies...

 

11 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

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Fine. We can try this, and then he can finish.

Ouch, that is risking a lot of damage, especially with you getting closer to that danc-

 

11 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

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Or Dexithea can do that. Works just as well.

Well that works.

 

11 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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Bwahahahahahah... Ahahahahahah! Capped speed, ladies and gentlemen. Shame it's such a low cap, but then again, he's an armor. It used to be even worse, so let's just count our lucky stars.

Speed Capped Armor? What is this Tellius?

 

11 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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He's an Orca Pirates higher-up. He's... pretty mediocre, as far as bosses go.

Huh, disliking alcohol breaks many of the pirate cliches despite his eye patch.

 

11 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

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I mean, not check out as in, "check out", but rather check out her stats.

Dislike clothing...also your over explaining is just begging for another horny jail...

 

11 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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Thankfully, she only has an A rank in swords, so she cannot use this. But we can.

I mean S rank sword, but we get the idea.

 

11 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

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Ack! Nereid!

A sad display from Scruffkin the Echidna...man the double WTD is nasty in this game.

 

11 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

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...Oh, shit. She's dancing... okay, okay, not to worry. Joe exactly survives.

 

This is the scary part of an enemy dancer, an unexpected enemy getting an attack it shouldn't...

 

11 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

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She has CHARM! NO! JOE!

Vcfyj2ik o

JOOOOOOOOOOEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

How... how ironic. He got murdered by a woman's charms.

Porsf7wr o

 

...Such a perfect way for PUA to die, he underestimated the Charm of a woman.

 

11 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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No, seriously, I really need to start promoting mages. I'm using Joanne as a healer. Ridiculous.

At least until she gets the free move after healing skill, then not healing with her is ridiculous.

 

11 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

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How are you even talking after a hit like that.

Making sure the battle sprite is also missing a head was a nice touch.

 

11 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

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Huh, so she is a pirate too...I wonder what her and Scruffkin the Echidna's battle talk is...also dislike walking is a funny way to justify a stationary walk.

 

11 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

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Slow myrmidon.

 

Such a weird Myrmidon...

 

11 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

...Just like in Propater, not everyone in Amatera fights for Pyron.

9qk5ifz8 o That's some weird wording, but I think what he's trying to say is that, just like not everyone in Propater fights for the same purpose, neither does everyone in Amatera. Neat.

I mean after all the betrayals assuming Propater fight for Pyron doesn't sound that unreasonable...

 

11 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

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All right, and n-- OH MY GOD EREN GETS TWO-SHOT AND SO DOES ASTREA

Oh god, why were there two of them....

 

11 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

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...Wait! Drat, no! My boss kill!

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MY BOSS KILL!

 

That is hilarious...if only Scruffkin the Echidna could have not crit (or double crit...)

 

11 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
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Fuck me, my boss kill! That's not... That's not allowed-- Wait SHIT! THE THIEF! WAIT! DON'T GO ANY FURTHER! STOP RIGHT THERE! STOP!

Oh no....oh who am I kidding, I can't help laughing at this...

 

11 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

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Boom, gotcha.

Honestly the green units probably didn't have the turns left to finish him.

 

11 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

 

Well... That could've gone better. But it certainly could've gone worse. We lost Joe, but the rest of us remain standing. Next time, we'll get to this game's first desert map. That's right, "first." Good news is, they're both next to each other, so we won't ever have to worry about the desert afterwards. Bad news is... Well, they're next to each other. Pain. In any case, I hope you fare well, and please wait patiently for the next update! Hasta luego~!

Double Desert sounds painful...whelp good luck!

 

 

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Again, very sorry that I have barely anthing meaningful to contribute. 

On 5/12/2021 at 9:09 PM, Saint Rubenio said:

 

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Joe, more like No. 

 

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On 5/13/2021 at 3:32 PM, Goddess Serra said:

I have no idea if I’m happier about the fact that you seem to have liked Conquest so much

Quite enjoyed it, yes! I actually first played it a few months back, but I had some awful luck with my team, so I ended up dropping it. Recently went back and tried again, and this time I succeeded!

All I have to say is, the more I played it, the less I understood the whole "Three Houses is Better Than Fates" notion. I mean, story-wise, sure, but in every other aspect Fates kicks Three Houses's ass out of the park, so... Yeah. I love this hot mess of a game. The Conquest route, at least. Can't speak for the others, not yet anyway. I do intend to check out Heirs of Fate at some point, though, since I genuinely like most of the children. As... out of character as that may be, for me, haha.

or that you had someone marry Odin and got Ophelia.

And immediately benched her because her voice, personality and design annoyed me.

...Sorry about that.

If you're curious, you can see my full endgame team here. Really typical Ruben team, as you can see. I think I used like one top tier unit.

Great update btw.

Thanks!

I was almost getting attached to Joe but... oh well, such is life.

At this point you should know better than to get attached to characters in my LPs... Even Evan is not safe, as we (almost) found out in the Malik chapter.

 

On 5/14/2021 at 8:02 AM, Eltosian Kadath said:

 

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I was thinking of status stave in the post Kaga era when I said that, as status staves are amazing in player hands in FE4 and FE5...

Yeah, that is true. In the future games they tend to be a lot less useful.

Its the dragon mascot of a local convention. Too obscure for anyone to recognize I know.

Interesting.

I am slightly amuzed by how far the game has to bend over to make sure the cat people are all cat girls.

Can't fault 'em for their commitment, that's for sure.

I was kinda expecting that after the cat girl reveal...

I think it was pretty obvious when the game spent a few paragraphs establishing that he's Oliver but in reverse.

That is the way to create a real monster there.

Damn you, Gill!

Especially with the letter bit to justify Lord Nanna being able to do it if Browless is fatigued.

That was the part that really made it too on the nose, yeah.

Must be a Tuesday...

Imagine SGW NPCs not being traitors. Preposterous!

Alright, that sounds like a horny jail offense,

Nonsense.

someone with the memes, go send him to horny jail.

Hey, you're not being fair here. Listen to my side of the argument!

......

...look, a distraction!

I get the feeling this a case of him need to keep up appearances, as slavers usually don't take kindly to people freeing the slaves

Probably, yeah.

Is that just an odd frame, or did the +2 really just appear in that random place?

I think the +2 did appear there. Probably a small side effect of the extended stat list.

Even the Black Knight had a friendly conversation with the boss of PoR chapter 11 at its start.

Yeah, well, this game really doesn't want you to forget that Baine is really ominous.

...That seems so weird to say when that is also a class.

It kinda does, doesn't it?

Not suprising, as the defend unit starts so far away, kinda like Battle Before Dawn. Actually this map has quite a few similarities with Battle Before Dawn...

A few, yes, but it's not exactly the same. The NPC you have to protect doesn't die if a gust of wind looks his way, for one. I mean, he would, but Baine's there to prevent it, unlike BBD in HHM where the chapter basically requires you LTC it or you lose. Also, no Nino and Jaffar to worry about.

I guess this Aura talk explains a little about how the Emblem weapons work, and why the baddies know who would be the next to wield it.

A fun little bit of worldbuilding.

The way that was worded makes it sound like the Emblem weapons Are the Fire Emblem...although it really isn't that clear.

The game will elaborate in Artemis and Nereid's A support.

Yikes, that is cult levels of madness...

I mean, it literally was called the Cult of Pyron.

Poor Ruben, having to learn now that pretty people can be evil too.

Sure, I get it, but... C'mon, Evil Moulder is too pretty! Surely he must be the exception?

Oh wow, he actually did proc that move growth...The Car Interceptor is re

I knew he wouldn't fail me. He truly is re.

You rely on him too much...I would say you probably should have given him a breather on the breather chapter, but you probably still needed his help on that one.

I mean, I did give him a breather in the breather chapter. The problem is that he's so busy all the time that he gets fatigued again instantly.

...Which, not gonna lie, is kind of a great use of the fatigue system. His durability is among the lowest in the game.

That is an uncomfortable position to be in, althoug if Kenton survives the turn in that position I would go for his attack anyway and hope for the crit.

I probably should've done that, yeah.

I mean if she did crit the benefit of him blocking his pal would be gone, making it far riskier.

Yeah, that's why I was celebrating that she did not crit.

Is that 93 total health on them, or does he quad it? I really dislike the ?? for above 80 health...

So do I, yeah. It's so pointless.

...Ouch he gets doubled due to weapon weight, or is it enemy stat variance, either way that is such an easy mistake to make in that kind of situation.

No, no, he didn't get doubled. Both snipers attacked him.

...Oh boy, that could be bad. At least it isn't close enough to let peoplr in thick of things get an extra attack (or let someone too far away attack).

Well...

He gains 2 points of raw damage...yeah the AI can be kinda dumb sometimes.

Quite unfortunate, yeah.

Now that is a nice boon that Blondless Arran is bringing, now if only those two could support eachother.

Sadly, their support pools are both extremely limited. Chrysler only has Kirin, his brother and Aoifye (goddamnit). Eren has Germano (goddamnit!), Bella and... Charles.

So yeah, Eren will have to content himself with a B from Bella. Still okay, but... meh.

How strange, he really is leveling strength more than speed.

He's not a bad myrmidon, but he sure is a weird one.

I thought you said Baine would be threatened at some point, and you needed to rush to him...

So I did, didn't I?

It looks so edgey...

Well, it's Fuuma's promotion, so...

What is that portriat?

It's the guy shooting out his grapple thingy.

oof Armor slayer...with how armor focused your army is that could be trouble.

And then he wasn't really.

Well that is a little more threatening, but not too ba-

...Ok those are trouble. Yeah you need to rush to his side now.

Well, not really need to when I've got Kirin.

Oh, well that makes this way less pressing, he can heal him for -

6 turns...sigh

Hahahahah... I mean, if only he'd use his goddamned staves correctly, right?

also obligatory laugh about the age.

Haha funny noomber.

If only the Myrmidon got one more power ring...

To be fair, the sword he was using dealt magic damage. Kenton's magic is shit.

Holy cow, The Most Anime Face wrecks dragon's faces.

The Most Anime Face without eyebrows.

Oh boy...I think his AI only thinks to heal if someone is below 1/2 health in range...this is the dumbest way for Baine to d-

But then!

Thank goodness Arvis Joke got the move to save him!

Super Move Girl to the rescue!

Sweet plan, Capture really makes the race for loot much easier.

Tons.

This is kinda sad, but until you said that, I didn't notice that the dancer was one of the named enemies. To be fair she is much more clothed in her battle sprite than her talking head implies...

Haha... Well, it's okay. In all fairness, I don't think Blademaster could've gotten away with an accurate battle sprite.

Ouch, that is risking a lot of damage, especially with you getting closer to that danc-

Well that works.

In fairness, the dragons have like, no movement, so she would've been fine.

I think.

Speed Capped Armor? What is this Tellius?

Unfortunately, though Clint is really cute, he's not as cute as Meg.

Huh, disliking alcohol breaks many of the pirate cliches despite his eye patch.

An interesting little tidbit, yeah.

Dislike clothing...

She's a free spirit. And I mean, who's gonna argue with her killing edge?

also your over explaining is just begging for another horny jail...

Come on, now...

I mean S rank sword, but we get the idea.

Of course.

A sad display from Scruffkin the Echidna...man the double WTD is nasty in this game.

WT in general is nasty in this game. Matters a hell of a lot more than it does in vanilla GBAFE.

This is the scary part of an enemy dancer, an unexpected enemy getting an attack it shouldn't...

...Well...

...Such a perfect way for PUA to die, he underestimated the Charm of a woman.

A lesson he was in a dire need to learn, but... not like this, goddamnit. Not like this.

At least until she gets the free move after healing skill, then not healing with her is ridiculous.

Yeah, that is quite true.

Making sure the battle sprite is also missing a head was a nice touch.

Thank you!

Huh, so she is a pirate too...I wonder what her and Scruffkin the Echidna's battle talk is...also dislike walking is a funny way to justify a stationary walk.

I always thought it was a referencing to the fact that she's a dragon, y'know with wings, but you're right, that's probably the intended joke.

Such a weird Myrmidon...

But not bad!

...Actually, he used to be the worst unit in the game, until Blademaster went "you know how I can fix this guy? Throw the best skill in the game at him!" Back then Chrysler was crap too, because he didn't have his hilarious move growth. This game has changed so much since it was first released... It's still being updated, though Blademaster is aiming to wrap it up soon, as long as no more major bugs appear.

I mean after all the betrayals assuming Propater fight for Pyron doesn't sound that unreasonable...

Pffft!

Oh god, why were there two of them....

There always were.

That is hilarious...if only Scruffkin the Echidna could have not crit (or double crit...)

Oh, well, at least he was the one boss that didn't drop anything.

Oh no....oh who am I kidding, I can't help laughing at this...

Damn you! How dare you laugh at my panic!?

Honestly the green units probably didn't have the turns left to finish him.

They 2-shot all the assassins on the map. Definitely would've ended him if I had taken one more turn to capture.

Double Desert sounds painful...whelp good luck!

Thank you! Let's hope for the best here.

 

 

On 5/14/2021 at 3:26 PM, Pengaius said:
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Again, very sorry that I have barely anthing meaningful to contribute. 

It's all right, man. I'm just glad you're here.

Joe, more like No. 

...I lied, I'm not glad at all. You didn't even think this one through! Noe, Butterman! It was perfect! Noe! Now get back to your LP!

 

 

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In a game where titles tend to be straightforward, this one stands out to me because there's... not a dragon den in this map at all. There's dragons, for sure, but not a "den" of 'em, I'm pretty sure. Weird...

Acgqtlvb o

Ah! People! Isn't that the map from chapter 5? I think it may be... Either way, that palette very much means Merv.

Hqohog9r o

The guy with - gasp! - blood on his shoulderpad is Sabaktes, though we won't officially be told his name for a long, long time. He's kind of an important guy in the Assassins Guild. He's also Oreades's brother, but that no longer matters.

The guy he's talking to is of no importance. He is so utterly, thoroughly unimportant, in fact, that his name is Knonaim. Yeah.

Nwife2sp oConway has been busy dealing with Rody recently, and now our scouts are late. Watch's last report said they were almost done in Elementos, but we haven't heard from them for a whole month. Rody can't be killing every messenger, can he?

Rhwpieis o...Looks like we're about to find out.

Pjinqjcz o

Dragons!

Yxhiveuk o

You'd think the one guy with the super elaborate portrait would have a name, but he doesn't. Then there's Denning, just chilling there. He even still has the lighter FE7 outline, which clashes heavily with the darker outline the others have. Hah!

Nwife2sp oMore dead messengers... At least we can get revenge this time.

F1yikmue oWe come here in peace. We wish to tell you Rody's weakness. ...We also have the message of your men that Rody killed.

Rhwpieis oRody's weakness? Unless you have something unheard of with you, like an "Axe of Thunder" or something, you're wasting our time.

9qk5ifz8 oNah, I'm afraid such a thing no longer exists. Lot broke it over Jahn's head years ago.

Trz163x7 oRody is in love with a human named Nia. She is the reason he's been targeting the Assassins Guild much more often as of late. Her father was Nick.

Nwife2sp oOne of Nick's children? That would explain quite a bit...

9qk5ifz8 o Nick was Noah in CT. That's the full extent of his character, as far as I remember.

Rhwpieis oConway killed that idiot years ago, but his daughter? Why are you telling us this? Don't tell me you fear us humans?

D4kb9cra o

F1yikmue oIf you wish to kill Nia, you can follow these instructions.

Lgjkwhcy o C'mon, why would you do that? So heartless! They're so young, so in love, so innocent-- Okay, maybe not that, but...

F1yikmue o As for your other message, it's included in that letter. It's mostly about a common enemy we share with you. Someone Rody also doesn't see as a threat, a man named Jeff.

Rhwpieis oJeff? ...I see. Yes, perhaps we do have some common goals between us.

Wmrm0x1n o

The usual.

0sxgy3b7 o

Nooooooooooo... Desert rout mission? Why do you gotta do me like that, Sun God's Wrath?

...Well, to be fair, this isn't the absolute disaster that is RD's desert rout map. In fact, the time limit for this map is 14 turns, and it's perfectly doable. That should tell you how relatively painless this map is.

...Relatively.

Gphsrrn4 o

This is the second Arran/Samson choice of the game. Remember when I told you guys that killing Dartanion early or late would change a unit we'd get later? This is it.

Ixnpvrwy o1isggkg8 o

This sounds a bit weird, but basically, this is how the game ensures that you don't miss out on a brave axe if you get Clea, or an advanced dark tome if you get Torrid. Not sure why Blademaster did this for these two but not Aoifye and Eren. I could've used another silver sword. Though, to be fair, the brave axe is a lot more rare than either of their weapons.

Ajccxu2t o

Det8lbw5 othe people we left in Ryu?

9qk5ifz8 o There's the two of 'em. See if you can guess which one we'll get before it's revealed. I mean, we know almost nothing about either of them, but well, if you know me well enough, the choice might be somewhat clear. Just somewhat.

Iwsoruwi oCorrect. We have some scholars among our troops who wish to explore the ruins. They'd also like to study the differences between wyverns like mine and the ones native to Ryu. The Malig species of wyvern doesn't have their typical dragon weakness. Also, with your queen having taken to the field as well, we figure that the citizens of Ryu could use more reinforcements.

Vhfxzqd0 oI see. With all of us gone, we don't really have a general protecting the homeland.

Ighob6mu o

Vhfxzqd0 oThose back home can really use the help while we are on the attack.

Hp4flp6g oTo get to Bramimond, we'll have to fight our way through the Orca Pirates and some members of the dragon army too.

Iwsoruwi oThey have a regiment stationed here in the desert. This area is close to the sea, so they block off the ports here.

Lgjkwhcy o...A desert close to the sea? Does that work...?

Det8lbw5 oThe Orca Pirates and more dragons... they will be tough opponents indeed.

Yaud7vdb o

That's dragons, all right. In any case, if you guessed...

7b57vaw9 o

...Clea, you'd be right. This choice isn't that clear cut, they're both good options, but Torrid has better bulk and can brave axe things while still retaining some limited staffing utility, so he's widely considered superior.

Of course, that just means I'd rather have Clea instead. Plus, she's green!

2r3s1rge oMy parents aren't among them though, so I'm glad I can avoid them for now.

Det8lbw5 oThe Orca Pirates have many axe users among them, but no lance wielders. To make up for that, many of them have reaver weapons.

Lgjkwhcy o This used to be true, but changes to the map since have made it somewhat incorrect. Whoops.

Det8lbw5 oRegardless, thank you for joining up with us, Clea.

Hp4flp6g oWith Ryan weakened and Regal and Flora dead, we felt it only proper that I come fight in my father's stead. Ah, just to say, there may be some items buried in the desert. A magic swordsman such as yourself or a skilled dancer should be able to find such things out here.

Lgjkwhcy oSince proper thieves don't exist in this game, the hidden desert treasure is obtained by the dancers and Astrea instead. I'd... still much rather everyone could find them, to be honest. Or, better yet: fuck desert treasure. It may be a staple of the series, but that doesn't mean it's a good one. That mechanic sucks. Berwick Saga handled the topic of hidden treasure a lot better. Not that that's so surprising. Berwick Saga handles just about everything better.

Det8lbw5 oI see. I'll keep an eye out for them then.

X4eikwcc o

Anyway, let's check out today's throwaways.

Ov8rujpd o

They're both girls.

Obqe70ra oYes, Loptyr.

9qk5ifz8 oOne of them is called Loptyr. Yeah. A throwaway called Loptyr. I love this game.

Obqe70ra oAnd it looks as though they brought reinforcements.

Rpejtklj oOur armies may not be able to fight off an army of mages, but this sort of force is what we've all been preparing for. Crush them. Let this desert be their resting place.

Rfx4xi7m o

Oh, shoot! That looks like bodybuilders, and they're led by...

Qaonnfxp o

The one recurring boss that still lives!

Obqe70ra oLynch? The Hell Hounds are still here?

Wwsxj1jt oI came here with Sol to meet his father, but I heard that you might be fighting against some former slaves of ours.

Lgjkwhcy oOh, so the traitorous boyfriend is somewhere around here? Hmmm...

Wwsxj1jt oAs such, I've brought my best men to fight against them. Ah, but no fighting for you just yet, my dear Og.

Wxqlen3y oI understand, Father.

Obqe70ra oVery well. We accept your help. Show me what your troops are capable of.

Wwsxj1jt oOkay, men! Show these imitators what a real muscle man is!

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Pfft... Okay, so in this game, we get four of these idiots instead of just two. They're also bodybuilders instead of plain ol' berserkers.

A5fhpg3a oShow them what our muscles can do!

Lxqrzr8o oWitness us Master Lynch! Watch as our divine shine dispels the evil before us!

Jxp2mg5e oWe were chosen! Chosen by Master Lynch and the Sun God himself!

Bg5q7men oAnd we shall enact their will! For he who granted us these glistening muscles!

9qk5ifz8 oNot gonna lie, I think I like them better than the official ones.

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All right, so. Without delay, let us get started on the important business.

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Starting with...

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Turning Evan into hooded Lyon! Aside from the skill system and the main character being a boring mercenary swordsman, another big convention of modern FE hacks (and not so modern, actually) is that Lyon's animations just have to show up somewhere in some form or another. Which, hey, I'm fine with it. Lyon's animations are probably my favorite in all of GBAFE.

Unfortunately, it does come at a cost: Evan's sprite no longer has any green in it. R.I.P.

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From this promotion, Evan gains a bunch of stats and S staves. Rather underwhelming promotion like the tier 1 one. Not because they're bad, exactly, but because Evan is so versatile at base that there's little room to give him things on promotion.

Still, nobody else could've grabbed this crest, and we had two, so I mean, might as well.

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And now, for the main event.

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Hwahahahaha... Look at her! She looks so badass now!

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5   S T R E N G T H

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This is going to be fun.

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And now she has as much strength as magic. Yes! Yes! Memes!

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Those were the more impressive promotions, but we do have a few tier 1 ones to give out.

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Artemis's palette is slightly brighter now!

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She gets stats and staves. I'm more interested on the latter, to be honest. I need more healers.

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She even gains physic access immediately! That's great.

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Chrysler time.

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Say hello to the turquoise colonel!

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I think he's a bit worse than his fellow armors, but that should change soon when he gets more move levels. And before you say "Ruben, 15% is still not that high", well... give it a bit of time. Who knows what might happen in the near future.

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He gets swords, which... Imma be honest, this might be the most underwhelming weapon gain of the armors, even more than Joe's axes. He can't even use magical swords, he gets nothing from this.

All right, and that's almost all the preps dealt with. Nothing much else to do aside from giving the angelic robe we got from Baine to someone.

......

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I mean, what did you expect?

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So, desert rout! It's not as bad as RD's desert rout, because for one, the enemies charge you. They do give you a turn or two to prepare, but before long everybody except Loptyr, Lynch and the wild wyverns will come running at you, and the wyverns have a huge movement range, so you'll be in their range by just advancing a little bit. In my experience, the best way to handle this map is to send the bulk of the army south, while having a supplementary force of physical tanks to handle the eastern side (you can see where this is going). There's also treasure, for which I will use the map that Blademaster provided in the SGW discord. There's some rather nifty stuff here - most of all, a really, really good scroll. I wish FE would just can this mechanic already. What's the point? It's just guide bait, goddamnit.

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Clea is a pretty solid prepromote. She has pretty bad durability, but she can whack things with magic and heal on wings, and her growths are nice, so she could perhaps keep up with the team if you want her to. Her skills are the following:

- Hex. -15 avoid on adjacent enemies. Can be useful.

- Anathema. -10 avoid and crit dodge to enemies within 3 tiles. Combined with Hex, this girl nerfs avoid better than Fates's Heartseeker.

- Dark Aura. We know this from Evan. It makes her another unit that prefers to use dark tomes above the rest.

At level 20, she learns how to Trample. Not sure how she manages with a flying mount, but regardless, it gives her +5 damage against infantry.

Not much else to say, to be honest. She's a solid character that does things with no investment. You know the kind. Torrid is probably better, but... Meh. He's ugly.

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Here's the kicker, though: She brings this. -10 speed is catastrophic, but... Well, I mean, do I need to point out the +5 move?

This gives Chrysler a 20% move growth.

20%

Yeah.

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I mean, I could give it to other units, but Chrysler is the one with true potential to use this to achieve hilarious results. Once he gets like, 3 points, I'll hand it over to Kirin, and they can become the power move couple. Well, not really "couple", I mean, they're not lovers, but you get what I mean. Or, y'know what, maybe I'll just leave it on him till the end of days.

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I'd like to point these guys out.

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Yeah. So much for no lance users. Though, I guess that's technically a spear, isn't it? Anyway, these guys are a relatively recent addition. They only appear in this map, and they have a special property.

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They suffer no penalties from the desert.

Fuck them to hell.

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Remember when I said we should send a supplementary force to deal with the eastern side?

Evan. Evan is the supplementary force.

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Oh! What's this!?

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He killed without a crit!

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This is the apothecary classline's mastery skill: Glacies. It adds the unit's resistance to the total damage if it procs. It's a proc skill, meaning it's bad and ugly, and Evan being the critmaster with low res that he is, this just means he has an added chance to perform a shittier version of a crit.

Incidentally, Kirin's mastery skill is Miracle. She will survive a deadly blow if her HP is below 25%. No questions asked. With her mediocre defenses, she won't get one-shot easily, but she'll be left low, and then she'll be safe for another hit. I think. I probably won't risk trying to strategize around this, but... hey, it's there!

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Daedalus will assist Evan.

...I have no idea why I did this. I mean, what could that asshole possibly do? It's Evan! He can handle things on his own!

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Joanne will also go after them. Mostly because I need her to pick up a couple of hidden items on that side.

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Look at that damage! Kick ass, Chrys!

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With his help, Mirielle is able to finish things. She's at level 14, so she will get one more level and then promote.

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The good thing about the desert is that, while we're not that badly impeded, the dragons are sinking.

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This one can't even move at all!

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Let's put it out of its misery, shall we?

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Hoah...!

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Get!

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That should work, I think. PCC and all.

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Ah, that's fine as well.

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Here we go.

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Heals from Kirin at range.

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Next up, Astrea will enemy phase the dragons. The ice sword should handle them swifly.

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The carnage begins.

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Boom, and...

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Super boom!

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Lyon's animations are so cool, seriously. I wish everyone had the cape games that he did.

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Then Evan did the same thing two more times.

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...Wha-- What the fuck is that sprite!?

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Okay, I'm going to be honest - considering they only appear in this map, I'm not sure if this is supposed to be a joke. On top of looking... well, horrible, this sprite has like, five frames of animation. It looks super jerky, like something you'd see in the early days of hacking. Actually-- Heck, it looks worse than TLP's original animations! And those ones were so wonky!

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Ayy, A rank swords!

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Pathetic! These guys get doubled by Chrysler! Can you believe it?

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Thanks to her recent con gains, Astrea can now use the ice sword to its fullest effect. Way to go!

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Man, Kirin's passive healing... So good!

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You know, I just realized that maybe I should've gotten Evan another umbra tome or something, so as not to waste his other tomes... Meh, no matter. Guy's invincible anyway.

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Another one down. There is no stopping the Evan.

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I still have no idea what Daedalus is doing here. What purpose does he serve? Evan is invincible, Daedalus might as well not exist!

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Oh-- Before I forget, let's gear up Clea.

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She immediately gets to work. Cool sprite!

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These first two chapters after she joins were tailor-made for iris. The holy stone is used pretty heavily in both of them. It's less important afterwards, so let's not hold back!

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She's even safe from all the enemies! Except the ugly rider, but that's okay.

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Round o' healing for the guys. And the queen!

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Astrea will soften up this guy with the fire sword. Fight fire with fire, I know, but hey. The ice sword isn't that durable.

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...D'oh.

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C O N

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Clea gets refreshed. Joanne isn't in that much of a hurry to catch up to Evan and his follower.

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Mirielle retrieves a sagittae from the convoy and fires some arrows at the dragon.

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Bella contributes as well with some flashbangs.

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Saxes.

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...Aaaaaaaaaaaaand now Eren can't reach to finish this.

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Fuck, me... Well, then. I guess he'll live.

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Unless...!

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That's not speed...

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That was very reckless. She would've died if she missed...

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Well, the only ones who can get attacked now are Bella, Astrea and Artemis, and even at half health Bella won't die to a single camel rider.

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By the way, this is what the wyverns look like. They're rather nasty, but they fall easy to magic and effective weaponry.

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Let's rally speed and get ready to end turn.

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As I said, the bosses have all begun to charge at us.

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Seriously, watch him go! It's amazing! The guy just doesn't give a damn!

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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH

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This is what happens when you try to frontline with a mage that has 26 HP. Man, without umbra she was dead...!

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Okay, everyone is charging now. Everyone but the wyverns, they're there to be extremely annoying.

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Just as way back in chapter 7, we could kill Lynch here. In fact, I did, in one of my runs. I can't remember when he leaves, but I'm pretty sure he can only really be killed with siege tomes. Nothing much happens if you do it, he just doesn't show up again and Kuroth is devastated.

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He hasn't changed much since the last time we saw him. He's still a tier 1, funnily enough, but he's a pretty good tier 1, to be fair.

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Up, up, both of you!

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Let's get to work again. Can I hope for a crit?

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Hoho!

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Unfortunate. You know, I really should've brought Condor and Lex. Well, maybe not Condor, but Lex would've been great here, with all these pesky fliers.

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Well, just as well. We have to feed that level to Mirielle somehow.

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Bwahahahahahahaha... Hahahahah! Look at this woman! She's amazing. I love her.

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But let's first do this.

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Your attempts are futile. Victory is ours!

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There we go!

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She's in range of a guy now, but...

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No problem. She doesn't get doubled and he can't one-shot her.

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Let's just swap her out to the poleaxe so she doesn't waste the mallet.

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And now, it's time for some more dragon shenanigans!

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Ayyy, perfect!

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...Ergh...

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Sheesh... see, this is where I really miss Berwick flags. Or modern FE marked enemy ranges. I have to memorize the ranges of these fuckers!

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Hey, look! Daedalus can contribute ever-so-slightly!

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...Emphasis on ever so...

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Evan is better... Though on player phase, he's beginning to have difficulties doubling people.

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Joanne continues to play catch up. You think I could've positioned her better...?

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Hey, you know what could be fun? Visiting this random house here!

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Dw5n2h8i oTo wrap up from last time, depending on whether you worked with or against the bael a few chapters back, you get a different unit in chapter 14.

9qk5ifz8 oI mean, look who's standing in front of you!

Fmmab19z oAnd now for the future! Regal left you one last and final gift in the desert! Find it if you can!

Lgjkwhcy o...That's it? Okay, that hint fucking sucks. "Hey, did you know there's hidden treasure in the desert?"

9qk5ifz8 oWell, okay, to their credit, there is a smart part to this. You see, the next map is actually the same map where all the Cyran cutscene battles took place. This final gift is located in the same spot where Regal fought and died against Pyron. Clever!

Fmmab19z oAlso, I'm running my ship next door. Feel free to stop by!

9qk5ifz8 oOh? Wait, that's a new one. I'd never visited this house before. I have no idea what she's talking about...

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...Fuck my life, I should've moved Bella first...

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Oho, there totally is a secret shop here! Pretty sure it's the only exception to the "there's always a unit with a member card standing on the shop" rule. But hey, since it's hinted at in a different manner, I'm willing to forgive it.

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Well, the selection's... Very mediocre.

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Crap, wasted her turn...

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Well, fine. This'll do.

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More movement from the bosses. The first one will soon be upon us.

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Yeah, you know what's happening here.

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A couple of them go after Daedalus, but that's okay. He needs the action. He can take it.

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...He... he can take it, right?

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DAEDALUUUUUUS! WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING!? DON'T OPEN YOURSELF TO MORE ATTACKS! YOU CAN'T TAKE IT!

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Okay, his defense is pretty good, and increased further by his skill. Surely, surely he won't die, will he? I mean, would be pretty god damned embarrassing! I don't think I could ever take him seriously again if he died like this...!

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Gah!

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I mean, now she's reasonably tanky, but... Damn, still hurts to see her hurt.

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At any rate, we can say hello to the next master crown.

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Y'know, and goodbye, because Daedalus dies exactly against an enemy he has WTA on and didn't bother to dodge.

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I hate you so much. Have you any idea what I would give for the ability to bench you?

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Siiiigh... Uuaaaarrrgh... Fucking Daedalus. I should've known better than to send him to back up Evan. This pathetic little excuse for a man couldn't possibly handle the amount of heat Evan takes in stride.

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All right, let's try this once more. Fun fact: Even with the reset, this update is still not as long as some of the previous ones. Funny how that works, huh?

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Since this time I was smarter with my initial moves, Clea gets to contribute from the get go.

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Quite the contribution, too! The crit animation for this class is just a different spell... Thingy.

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She's still really brittle, though. Get some healing!

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I'm also able to feed a kill to Mirielle first turn this time around.

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Chrysler will now be supported by Iris to take out the camel rider.

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Hey, speaking of supports!

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05bvmkpj oYou're just like me then.

Iqjupxjn oYou are also a former soldier of theirs?

05bvmkpj oYep! I mean, kinda. I was actually part of the Pyronian army. I left at the same time that a woman named Alice did.

Iqjupxjn oAh, yes, that is a name I have heard many times. You are lucky to have had such great fighters in your time. The fighters in the Republic... well, while some deserve the praise, others were just embarrassments.

05bvmkpj oYeah. After seeing people like Driscol and Malik, I can understand that.

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Yay, making fun of dead people!

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Getting ready overhere.

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My mistake last time was expecting Daedalus to do something. This time, I will expect him to do nothing at all. Which means, Evan goes solo.

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Much better.

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I like how the camel's looking directly at the camera there.

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Good dodgetanking, Dexi!

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Poor camel rider. He was utterly useless, thanks to Kirin.

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This happens again.

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There we go, a kill for Relina! I really would like her to get to level 20. Then we can use her as an even better support unit.

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Healing for Bella.

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Shakier hitrate than I'd personally like, but if she lands one, that'll be enough.

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Absolutely perfect!

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Clea switches her out to a more common sword and heals her.

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You can get out of the way.

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On this side, Evan continues to be Evan.

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Joanne's almost caught up to him, too!

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Bwahahahahahahahahaha... You know, it's pretty funny how the assholes leading these chumps were claiming that a force like ours is exactly what they'd been preparing for. Fuck no it isn't! If it was, you'd have a full squadron of flying mages to keep Evan in check. This entire side hasn't a single spellcaster. In fact, I'm pretty sure he literally takes no damage from any of the enemies on this side of the map. He's literally just Sething his way through this desert.

I love this guy.

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More damage than I'd like, but it is not important.

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Especially since she just blew him to bits!

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Worse than the last one due to the lack of magic, but that's okay. She kept the con and the speed, so all is well!

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Another one of these losers tries to cut Eren.

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He gets cut back.

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Alas, no movement, but you keep on getting those stats. Some speed would be mighty nice, too, but he's close to capping, so it's not really all that urgent.

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They're coming at us once more.

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It was around this point that Daedalus died last time, so we missed out on this. Look at that, six reinforcements! Notice, once again, the lack of spellcasters.

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This guy survives.

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Not for long, though!

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Not to worry, I checked. She's safe from all damage thanks to the forts. In fact, even if Evan hadn't killed the pirate she'd have been safe.

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Patching up the lord.

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...God fucking damnit, I can't get Relina to kill that wyrm... Or Bella to help her forward, either! Stupid desert...

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...You know, gotta say, Eren/Aoifye joining right before two desert chapters is even worse joining conditions than Cecilia. The next one will allow him a lil' bit more freedom of movement, at least, but this one's just kinda miserable.

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Regardless. Let's get cracking.

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You really learn to appreciate Acrobat in situations like these. In my previous run I had the most blessed Astrea. I'll see if I remember to share her later on, but seriously, she got like, 5 movement points on her own. Yeah. No kidding. She just flew all over the place, it was amazing. It's why I might give her the boots when we get them. The objective choice would be to give them to Joanne, and the funny one would be to give them to Kirin or Condor, but big move Astrea is too much fun to ignore.

...Plus, spoiler alert: There's more than one pair of boots. I don't know if I'll be able to get the second one, though, because it is obtained under... Let's just say, interesting circumstances.

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That's a formation, all right.

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Umbra breaks. Really hope he gets some more crits now. Slime's a good tome, I'd rather not waste it too quickly.

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These happen as expected.

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Hwahahahahah! Arcthunder is so powerful against dragons that it even pierces through the mage stone's ridiculous res boost! Amazing!

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I do believe, however, that this is the best course of action.

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This is amazing. I still cannot believe this is happening. Look at her! She's glorious!

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That's a nice kill for Relina if I ever saw one.

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Better whip out the big guns to clear the area first, though.

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...Cock.

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Well, then.

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Mirielle can take the kill. She's almost at a level now!

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Get Artemis to safety, buff some defenses, buff some speeds... We're good to go.

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Well, no. First, Evan has to score another kill.

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...Seriously?

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Let's see how Joanne fares-- Holy fucking shit.

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That doesn't help, Joanne!

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Meh. Might as well waste dark spikes, since every fire tome deals effective damage against riders anyway, and with better accuracy.

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Ohohohohohohahahahahahahahah...

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Capped defense, ladies and gentlemen. Capped defense.

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The bosses are almost upon us. We'll have to deal with 'em soon.

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That was a mistake. You put up a good fight, but it's all over now!

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Bella, too, comes under attack.

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...A-AAAHHHRHRGHHH!?

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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!

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Oh my God I am so stupid. She has 11 speed, of course she got doubled by speedy pirates! Oh my fucking God... Well, that's been Bella, folks. Eren now has no support partners. Thankfully, Dexithea will be able to find the perfect replacement soon enough, but... Sheesh. My Smite strats!

...Well, but at least it seems she lived. I'm not entirely sure why Bella retreats, actually, I don't think she's ever plot important again. Guess Blademaster was really afraid that people would call bullshit on his hack and give it a 0/10 rating if the convoy didn't have a plot explanation.

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Another pirate goes after Kirin, but she's not quite so slow, so she doesn't get doubled.

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There is no stopping Evan. It's just impossible.

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Glacies and crit! Glacies and crit!

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Okay, let's start working on the bosses. Starting with Doris.

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She's basically just Capone 2 with an Anakin joke in her likes/dislikes.

Fuyxbakw o

As for the bodybuilders...

3s198lxn oMwskjsj7 o26l6mc2r o

...Pfffhwahahahahah... Their muscles are so shiny that they pierce resistance. I love this class.

Kf2xvnuv oUk2p52wf oTxgrf8tx o

They all have the same weapon, likes, dislikes, age, height and bios. The only differences between them are in stats. To be precise, Verde (I like how the guy called "Green" in Spanish isn't even the greeniest of them) is the most powerful, while Malcom is the fastest (still would've gotten doubled by Bella, so it doesn't change much), Cobra has the most HP and Marron is in the middle. Still, the differences are very small. They're basically the same boss four times over.

Mjdrfv9e o

Imagine triggering Galeforce on that.

52 crit is not enough. Seriously, this guy is so weird. Not bad, don't get me wrong, but how often do you see a myrmidon who deals solid damage but can't double?

Wnukudfv o

Worth a shot!

D7eczcx1 o

But first...

Ytb80m0o o

Don't get too excited. You need to...

Ymwrbzsg oInabo5kz oGb02g6yi o

Chill out.

Hxpfvcg4 o

That's certainly a reaction to death.

6qxtl1xg o

I believe the time has come. Runesword Astrea, unleashed!

I7zwrehw o2kiwdfrl o

Nereid handles this fellow here.

58l2vsta o

You know, I always felt a few of these fanmade animations that you see all over the place go a little bit overboard on the flashiness. I mean, look at that. Regular ass pirates do a backflip to return to their idle stances. I mean, it's super cool, but when they do it every single time...

Lwvuad0s o

Not that it matters. He'll be backflipping all the way to purgatory now.

Ffviky7h o

Bella is avenged.

Julhtfco o

With Kirin and Evan promoted to tier 3, we actually have nobody else to give these to. Everyone else will still need some time to reach level 20.

Ebluzy0i o

Crit?

Xknqagd9 oMbrcipkd oBwnmm0xx o

Aww, what a shame.

Rc6v1smx o

Fine, then. Boom, and...

Aeldsnnd oZlob2iia o

Boom!

Grtgpeir o

...Why did I try this? If he missed he could've gotten crit and killed...

Jmibnwmm o

Sure, might as well.

Huvlnnne o

Kenton and Relina still need to promote to tier 2, so this is much appreciated.

9fkm8vtf o

Oh, so Lynch leaving isn't a timed thing, but rather he leaves as soon as Doris dies. Interesting.

Wwsxj1jt oWithout Froid or Rody at the helm, they're all weak. Come, Og. This battle is a waste of our time.

Wxqlen3y oYes, Father.

Kdgn6szj o

Well, looks like he lives once again. Next time, there'll be no next time.

4mqctlz1 o

I could position Iris here to help kill another bodybuilder, but...

Ezbtzjtk oHrqx75ol o63f2ajvn oRp24qi4m o

I think killing that fire dragon there is more urgent.

Az3hgex6 o

Hoho! Not bad at all!

5agljsri o

With a PCC of 3, that's a 60% chance of death. Let's go.

Tv7hyy0y o

I love this battle quote. It's so... raw.

Yvxh6oz4 oJ7mwxrva oPehucc0t o

Well...?

Bc7bvgzk o

Hell yeah. You're awesome, Clea.

Mec92dvw o

That is not awesome, Clea. But... eh, I'll take the HP, she needs it.

Dexihhwb o

Fine, then. I think we'll be fine, not many enemies in range.

El9yrdnp oUmhm5lfe o

...Oh God, both this dragon and a bodybuilder reach Daedalus... Is he dead?

I3qspdyd oMusnut9d o

I... I think he may be.

Bk06cjmj o3kvocsbe o

Okay, that's just futile. I even caught a screenshot of the most pitiful little park. Most fitting for how effective that'll be against Chrysler.

Kjruifnz oCwrmvdle o

A lot of enemies approach Evan. Only one of them makes it to the slaughter, unfortunately.

Dz9yqoqy o

Ahh, so it begins. I caught the best screenshot of the wyvern's attack.

Vynkef30 oZu4yllqc o

Nosferatanking lord! Nosferatanking lord!

F7phu9eg o

Unfortunately, she doesn't kill, but then again, she does not need to kill.

98pru6da o

...Well, okay, look. This makes me look rather dumb for worrying. But can you blame me? Daedalus is fucking useless!

D59xxpfp o

Well...

Ffodvabt o

I do believe that's a kill for Kirin.

Vcpnmjmm o

Buh-bye!

Sd8eflxi o

Pfft. That treacherous snake? Come on.

Vb1xstuj o

...C'mon, Kirin. Don't do me like that.

Well, on the other hand, speed is probably the stat I want her to get the most at this point, so.. Meh. If you're going to get a 1 stat level, might as well make it speed.

Or movement. But I think we've gotten enough miracles out of this gal. Asking for more would be greedy.

E30ka0j1 o

Mirielle finishes this wyvern. That'll be the level for her that I've been waiting for.

Vjybn4qi o

Pretty good note to enter tier 2 on!

Uu5imfhc o

Mages get Flare at level 15. Flare is a proc skill that halves enemy resistance.

...Why the hell did I wait for this, again?

Usqzhwsx oMh6e1xim oU40mvweg o

Hoho!

Xjv1zvzd o

...Except she used Mercy, because this kill belongs to Relina. Besides, she was going to get a level anyway.

Pyhxmlhq o

Bwahahahahahah... I love this girl. You'd believe a lord with only one promotion that comes late-ish in a game where people promote twice would fall behind really hard, but look at her! She's great!

Bitfkiyx o

Hero grants Astrea +30% skill activation when her health is below 50%.

Xwuwrql2 oPe08wy1v o6uavutlu o

Look at useless little Daedalus. He can't even crit, and he has PCC! I mean, just 2, sure, but...

Xwr6qxzy o

Okay, let's-- Oohhh, you've gotta be kidding me...

Qeatfq2n o

Relina!

Pdeewzyd oBr5l7gk6 o

Man, this girl is bad at combat.

Utb7jmwu o

I mean, he is living longer than he could've... Hey, come to think about it, would these four have appeared if Lynch had died in chapter 7?

Eikqdcur o

Ehhh, not bad! Pretty decent level, for you.

A7fr0cuy oRbuulu6d o

All that's left is to wrap things up.

16wmes31 oPdizdeeb oZpctrwnt o

Hoho! Chrysler!

Mq29qv0q o

Exactly left at 1 HP. Perfect.

Cztf805v o

All yours, Kenton!

Bhol1nqf o

This happens again.

Gjjtdv5y o

We've almost left the desert behind and entered the grassy area. I am very happy about this.

6ijzk8yj o44wnkile o

As for Evan, he continues his singlehanded genocide of the entire forces on this side.

Blwkemgi o

...Oh, shit!

Chcbw77b o

Better run! Let them kill themselves on Evan. Thank goodness this is GBAFE AI that doesn't care if it can't do damage... You'd think that'd be the basic thing to do in a game like this to prevent... Well, you know, exactly what's happening here, but no.

6h1wbpdz oYbupeg9k o

Shoot, that wasn't enough to kill. Unfortunately, Evan's shitty-ass resistance means Glacies doesn't do that much.

Lru2ymnl o

That one's gone, though.

Dyuy8ava oKynictzd o

And that one's super gone!

Gdcndawr oSgotwx8m o

Uber mega gone!

Wja0oemu oXte8qalj o1qkxn8id oJjufvpkp o

To finish the enemy phase, Relina and Kenton are bitten by wyverns. They deal little damage, but on the other hand, they're both fine.

O79rvuye o

Very fine, in fact! Kenton may be slow myrmidon, but even slow myrmidon can double single digit speed.

36nzyyws o

Man, you can barely tell there used to be an army there before Evan passed through.

O4bpxkqh o

All right, let's not waste any more time. Another healer, comin' up!

Cvi62bhr oOyijo9ad oBswrqfhx o

I still really like this girl's palette. It's really nice.

Eidifvk5 oFtraziam o

23 magic.

Uebjrwd7 o

'Notha level for Kenton.

9vnpabix o

His strength and defense stand a solid chance to overtake his speed. Think about it for a sec.

Acb21pcu oFmzonn47 o

Thanks to the power of Galeforce, Kenton is able to score a second kill.

Mlb8sy46 o

...Or not, because I just wanted him to Jeigan. And he did, in an extremely excessive fashion due to Astra.

Gjumbmdg oNv3nbymj o

Whoop!

Gtvo4is8 o

...Pfft.

Qq8j9ikr oSvforkyi o

I mean, works just as well, I needed to heal her anyways.

G4n3sldj o

Still not speed.

Neu5zk6k o

That's far enough.

Bdtktx9k oRuir6c04 oIyrksr6x oSte0uozo o

Look at little Daedalus being useful.

Lzqh2kbw o

Awhoop! Hoho, we're on a roll! About time, too. She was starting to seriously fall behind, but after the boost she's gotten today, I believe we might even be able to make her the next tier 3 next map! That should salvage her, I think.

Phf0dyqs o

Especially if she keeps getting this kind of level.

Hmipmi4a o

Meh. It served its purpose.

Xbksflot o

A  A U

Myfsccc2 o

Bwahahaha... Look at Chrysler with Eren's boost! Brrrrrrrrrrrrroom, occupy fort!

Caodjvu6 o

Heals for Kenton.

Yrlbtqfq oPdk4rjhe oK6akdwyw o

You can already tell the improvements her constitution has seen. I think I don't even need to have her inventory filled with con scrolls anymore!

Fbjxwaib oQbzqbfc9 oOjddmrcw o

Making some damn solid progress now! Only a handful of enemies left. We can't leave just yet, though. We have to retrieve the treasure. Thankfully, Loptyr does not move, so we can use her to buy time.

Ehuuwalc o

...Oh shit, I'm fairly certain that's a one-shot on Clea.

Uhroe5nr o

Dexi to the rescue!

Tgdqkug3 o

Dexithea's speed is so absurdly high that she does not get doubled even while rescuing. How badass is that?

Beesh2yz oIyavzqu4 oVq8fopun oT46oghku o

The Evaning.

Jugvbrr4 o

There is but one survivor.

R1ifcddr oEnada78t o6daosxol oXjhltoru o

As for this side, we come under attack from the wyverns. Our attacks don't seem to visually land, but they technically do. Funny.

5uo5luxx o

Also, patching up.

Xocdlyg1 oV5kiclpz o

I have some more units occupy forts. I know more reinforcements will come from them soon.

K97a0dvm o

And now, to feed another kill to Relina.

Jowxm4ha oKykftjo3 o0swt2sfn o

If you're wondering, the reason I'm doing all this (I sent Eren downwards, not upwards) is so Relina can kill the wyvern at range. That's the only way Janet will be able to reach her and dance for her so she can reach Loptyr sooner.

Yeah, I'm feeding her Loptyr, too. I really do want her to promote as soon as humanly possible so I can salvage her combat.

Ogx3c79c o

...You son of a bitch. I just spent a few lines explaining my plan! You can't fail to pull it off after that!

Crxddp9e o

Fine, then. It's not like we can kill Loptyr too quickly, anyway. Treasure's still up for grabs and all.

Jbxcbfcj o

Ah, there it is. The Sety Scroll, because Blademaster is the kind of guy who is not particularly fond of IntSys and their shitty localized names.

This scroll is among the best in the game. Probably second best, after Dain. Wanna know why?

Nekmudru o

+3 move. Yeah. 2 less than Dain, but... +3 move. And that's not even getting into the fact that it raises speed by a fuckton, which is also amazing.

You know what, I think I might actually give this to Kirin. She wants the speed, and... Well, I'll admit, the idea of Kirin getting even more movement makes me feel all warm and tingly inside.

Jsfqeeuv o

There we go, that was a success.

Ya96wxwt o

No crit. Unfortunate.

Jyheokyr o

Hwahahahahah... This woman, man. She's just a big ball o' stats.

Fy4bguya o

Astrea wraps this up. Pretty sure the only enemy left on the map at this moment is Loptyr.

5mykzunl o

Oho! "Some"? That's a pretty impressive technical thing! I think. Maybe it's not so for GBAFE, but pronouns for generic "item get" prompts tend to be a pain, because... Well, they're generic, so you can't easily single out any one item and give it its own pronoun most of the time. Y'know, technical game making talk. Real next gen shit.

Then again, GBAFE does have "the" for legendary weapons, so perhaps it does work differently. Who the hell knows.

5odstscf oOvealcvu o

Whatever. A, an, some... the important thing is, this person's pronoun is now "ded."

Dwt9chxf o

Not one, but two.

Ucrxvf07 o

There's the final straggler. Holy shit, he could damage Evan. Pretty sure he was, like, one of four.

86dvjefz oDuhldjal o

And now he's dead.

Itpltcsx o

Ah! Well, shit. I think I prevented one or two from appearing, so that's awesome.

Oyrtiio1 o

Regardless, Relina continues to make her way to Loptyr.

Lnlegthj o

Let's check her out.

Zpr5ux4j oPri6i9ok oXbn63wa7 o

You know, those likes and dislikes kinda contradict her death quote, as we'll see.

In any case, Loptyr is... Okay. She's carried by her demon stone, which makes her sturdy, but her offenses are pretty garbage. Still, she only exists so we don't have to surround a guy to buy time to get the treasure, so that's okay.

V8iqajya o

She's also carrying this. It's the Dain scroll, except instead of movement, it offers resistance. It's... meh. If it wasn't for the speed loss, I'd say Evan could use it, but Evan could use the speed more to double things to ensure reliable kills.

Kyrubo5i o

Some more juna fruit.

Tzqqannx o

...Oh wow. 13 damage with effectiveness. What!?

Jriiywl9 o

...Holy shit, Kirin's movement range...

71tpqvag o

Okay, surely Astrea can do better against those guys.

Hi5kgnmh o

Oh my God... someone!?

Tkrx1knu oS96agctr o

Okay, okay, don't panic. First, cover Janet, because she gets obliterated.

Qgcacvr7 o

Next, have the useless asshole run before he can get killed again.

On9n41if o

You, too.

Ex7y0hix o

...Hey, while we wait, let's begin to work on Loptyr.

Eajznbjl o

But first, some healing, in case I forget.

Xbk0nam3 o

Well, could be worse.

Dlbxzxuc o

Here, take a fort, Evan. For... no reason whatsoever.

Goiwqrjv o

Let's go. Since dragon animations depend on the stone they're using, she looks exactly the same as Rody, funnily enough.

Uo4e24ca o

Of course, she's not nearly as effective as Rody. Heck, Rody blew Yang away with a crit even though he didn't have a chance to crit! You need to step up your game, Loptyr.

Blfoij6v o

Especially if you wish to keep up with an almighty warlord such as Chrysler!

W93ifcyc o

Oh my fucking God, she actually stands a decent chance to die. How strong are these fuckers!?

L1wuhr3h oTbma945x o

Okay, she's alive.

Wwyzsw14 oDrpthz8c o

Hahah! You failure! If you're wondering what's happening here, I believe the difference between this magical sword and other magical swords is that this one counts as magic when used both from up close and from afar, as you can tell by the fact that it has magic animations in both cases.

Evsfknvb o

So yeah, I tricked you. Whatcha gonna do about it, huh?

G4rooxef o

Also, that second blow (or should I say "suck"?) was a crit.

Anf8htep oEifjdkgm o

Eren isn't quite as effective as Astrea, but he lives, and that's what matters.

Gyrpjqjc oLsbgeqsq o

Here we go once more!

Swqzpbea o

Iris demolishes Loptyr. I almost did this (well, with Mercy), but then I realized I better not.

Ig7khxj2 o

So let's instead just have Kirin run all the way down to support Chrysler. Look at that range! Holy bejeezus!

Zgcoam0j o

Ayeee, bolting! More siege tomes is nice. I do love how many this game gives you. Other FEs aren't quite so generous.

4ualm1e2 oUvcfrgub o

Astrea just needs a couple more turns to get to the final item, and then we're set. I believe at this point we had 4 turns left before the limit, so yeah. As you can see, though it is a rout map, it is a surprisingly swift one.

Dc9v08e3 o

This is the last piece of Juna Fruit.

I still find Juna Fruit to be pretty useless in this game, by the way. It's pretty much only good if you're a tier 3 unit to improve the rate at which you learn experience, because otherwise it just delays promotion and skill learning.

...Then again... Kirin could probably use one of these to great effect, since she already has everything she could've gotten from levelling... Hmm hmm hmm...

Hrntkrps oAu9ihx1z o

Regardless.

Fu7spp3k o

Awesome level! Way to go, girl! No HP, though...

D9zcoddt o

It's over.

Pmr94h67 oWjlohrmm o

Effectively, anyway. We still have to run around and collect items.

Chz6yiau o

Such as more juna fruit, because I lied. These are the only ones in the entire game. I'd be surprised if I used half of them.

Mgncvy6s oPcxezaig o

Okay, both Astrea and Joanne are one turn away from the final items. Victory is in sight!

Zqwq0unk o4oeif0ix o

So let's just continue to slowly bring Loptyr down to a level that even Relina could handle.

Oumojho0 o

...You've got to be fucking kidding me. Seriously!?

Fazlfsbh oWfniir9r o

Okay, don't panic. First, grab the remaining items.

2fchttyo o

Next, use Galeforce.

E5xwxuql oOkfw8ozg oVyk4i5iy oYororthh o

Awesome! Thanks to Astra, one less use of the wind sword is spent.

Fnrm7p6y oTmryytfl oBxnoclvm oUsyqufr7 o

Kirin and Mirielle kill the remaining two, and it's back to just Loptyr on the map.

0c1bwfqj o0rtqiqzf o

With some merciful help from Chrysler...

Barlnpf6 oB4tvchtw o

Relina wraps this chapter up!

Elnagygu o

Ka-POOOM!

Imwt1jdf o

Rody's not a god, though. Pyron is! What's up with your likes and dislikes? Did Blademaster get them mixed up? I mean, it's not important, but...

Irdmh4cu o

Sigh... Yes, this is more what I'm used to from you, Relina.

Eriduhxt o

Well, whatever. The end is upon us!

Wffbaptz o

The end of the map, anyway. Man, Evan always finds the weirdest moments to become plot relevant.

E9kjhydh oWe will be arriving at Bramimond's castle soon. The less time we spend with him, the better. He is no ally to humanity.

9qk5ifz8 o And then he just leaves. Direct and straight to the point.

Vhfxzqd0 oBut for what reason does he make such claims? Mother always told me that Bramimond was a great ally in the World War.

Det8lbw5 oThe great hero Bramimond... I really must wonder what kind of person he is.

9qk5ifz8 oWell, we're about to find out, I should hope. Unless he dies or betrays before we can even reach him. With this game, you never know.

Jfy7nidz o

Eyyy, that's awesome! I love silver cards!

Lqub3qbl o

Hand it over, woman.

Qhnhe9iu o

Good girl.

Well, and that's it for today. We're starting to go back to old "lose one unit per map" habits, and I do not like that. At all. But, well, what can you do. In the following map, we will get more desert fun as we arrive to the scene of all the battles we have been witnessing. The place where Flora, Regal and the most badass generic perished, and almost Pyron as well. Let's hope we fare better than them... And speaking of faring well, you know what you must do! I order it! Goodbye, and see you next update, here as always!

Death count: Charles
                        Oreades
                        Joe
                        Bella

 

Reset count: 2 (Ulysses: 1, Daedalus: 1)

 

Current perfect streak: Maybe I should do a "bad streak" instead, that'd be more successful

Best perfect streak: 7 maps

 

M O V E M E N T count: 5 (Lex: 1, Kirin: 2, Clint: 1, Chrysler: 1)

Blademaster's kill count: Mikey
                                             Beige
                                             Yang
                                             Yin
                                             Ciri
                                             Flora
                                             Regal

BONUS: Short one for today. Just Lynch's battle quote and Doris's convo with Nereid.

Wwsxj1jt oThings will go differently this time!

Not really.

Obqe70ra oHeh. Good to see you again old boss of mine. I have your job now though!

2R3s1rgE_o.pngSo that would seem to be the case. You won't have it for much longer.

Badass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What do you have against axe users? Jokes aside, I’ll miss Bella. She’s cool, tall and a pretty solid unit from what little I played of SGW.

22 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:
 

I have no idea if I’m happier about the fact that you seem to have liked Conquest so much

Quite enjoyed it, yes! I actually first played it a few months back, but I had some awful luck with my team, so I ended up dropping it. Recently went back and tried again, and this time I succeeded!

All I have to say is, the more I played it, the less I understood the whole "Three Houses is Better Than Fates" notion. I mean, story-wise, sure, but in every other aspect Fates kicks Three Houses's ass out of the park, so... Yeah. I love this hot mess of a game. The Conquest route, at least. Can't speak for the others, not yet anyway. I do intend to check out Heirs of Fate at some point, though, since I genuinely like most of the children. As... out of character as that may be, for me, haha.

or that you had someone marry Odin and got Ophelia.

And immediately benched her because her voice, personality and design annoyed me.

...Sorry about that.

If you're curious, you can see my full endgame team here. Really typical Ruben team, as you can see. I think I used like one top tier unit.

While I cannot forgive you about not using Ophelia (just kidding of course, but I recently found out that my Awakening avatar’s granddaughter can become the single most powerful unit in Conquest Lunatic, so...), it’s a great team. What difficulty did you play Conquest on? I’m assuming Hard because I think Senno would have B Lances otherwise. I’m actually a big fan of quite a few of the characters you used! Leo and Elise are my two favorites from Fates (and it’s weird to see Elise not being used), but Soleil, Nina, Benny and Charlotte... they’re all great, seriously. I probably like Fates more than the average person, which is not great considering I have a pseudo-masochistic relationship with Conquest, but still!

Spoilers for the other paths: Birthright has the best story in Fates (that’s not saying much, and it’s still dumb at times), but it’s definitely a bit snooze-inducing for the first dozen or so chapters. You might have a PoR-like experience with it, but if you endure then the game gets much harder and better towards Chapter 20 or so. I’m not a huge fan of the limited reclassing options you get in that route, since it means that playthroughs are going to differ mostly in the lategame, but you can also go wild with weird stuff. Friendship and Partner Seals are your friends.

As for Revelation... it’s not great. It’s a “golden path”, which is already pretty divisive on its own, but a lot of people hate how gimmicky most maps feel. That being said, I think it could have been the best gameplay experience in Fates if they had amped up the difficulty a bit, seeing all the crazy stuff you can get by virtue of its cast. Oh, and Revelation Shura is probably going to be your least favorite unit. And Revelation Nyx and Odin are going to be your favorites. Hope you’re fond of Leo and Xander’s retainers!

Small aside on the difficulty: generally speaking, Conquest is the hardest and Birthright is the easiest. Conquest Lunatic is unparalleled in terms of difficulty; Conquest Hard and Revelation Lunatic come next; then there’s Birthright Lunatic’s lategame, which is harder than Conquest Normal, which in turn is on par with Revelation Hard... sorta? Then there’s Revelation Normal and Birthright Hard, which are about the same thing, and Birthright Normal which you should not play.

I’m assuming you know nothing about any of the other two routes, but play Birthright first. Possibly on Lunatic, and trust me when I say you’ll hardly notice the difference until lategame. Better get an A-Support with Kaze before Chapter 15 though! As for Rev, I’d go Hard on your first playthrough but you could try your hand at Lunatic if you want to.

Just know that Rev doesn’t have original Paralogues: namely, Rev Lunatic paralogues can either be the same as Birthright Lunatic’s or Conquest Lunatic’s, so... beware. 
 

 

Sorry about the rant, but it’s some nice, spoiler-free information you’ll need. Honestly, both routes get really fun at some point, and Birthright is actually one of the least played FE games. Enjoy Fates, and don’t listen to the haters! It can be good! Sometimes.

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22 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

...I lied, I'm not glad at all. You didn't even think this one through! Noe, Butterman! It was perfect! Noe! Now get back to your LP!

Well, I'll probably get back to it soon when my exams are done...

22 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

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Bella went to Hella (ignore that I've totally used this one before)

 

 

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Part 18 - The power of nosferatu.

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On 5/18/2021 at 5:12 PM, Goddess Serra said:

What do you have against axe users?

I never wanted this.

Jokes aside, I’ll miss Bella. She’s cool, tall and a pretty solid unit from what little I played of SGW.

Yes, I'll miss her too. She is indeed tall. Taller than me, too. What a shame...

While I cannot forgive you about not using Ophelia

You just count your lucky stars she's not Rutger.

(just kidding of course, but I recently found out that my Awakening avatar’s granddaughter can become the single most powerful unit in Conquest Lunatic, so...), it’s a great team.

Thanks! I'm proud of them too.

What difficulty did you play Conquest on? I’m assuming Hard because I think Senno would have B Lances otherwise.

Yeah, hard it was. For a first run, I wasn't about to go lunatic lol.

I’m actually a big fan of quite a few of the characters you used! Leo and Elise are my two favorites from Fates (and it’s weird to see Elise not being used),

Oof... I must admit, I'm not fond of any of the royals. Elise is not my kind of character at all, and Leo... Leo was pretty harmless until I saw the way he treats his son in his paralogue. That... made me hate his guts, not gonna lie. So they both hit the bench after they married. In Elise's case it was even worse, because I didn't use her husband, her daughter or the capturable boss in the latter's paralogue!

but Soleil, Nina, Benny and Charlotte... they’re all great, seriously.

Charlotte in particular was such a pleasant surprise. In my first run I instantly discarded her after seeing her design, but then I happened to catch a glimpse of her combat face in a stream. I loved it. It made me give her supports a chance, and I discovered a... surprisingly interesting character underneath the questionable exterior! Plus, she's a fun unit. So yeah. Charlotte good, actually.

As for the others, Benny's very much the kinda guy I'd use, Soleil has my favorite female design in the game, and Nina... Look, it may be out of character for me, but I love her. I love her and her deranged stalker ways. She's hilarious.

I probably like Fates more than the average person, which is not great considering I have a pseudo-masochistic relationship with Conquest, but still!

You know, so do I. Even if I haven't played the other paths, Conquest's existence is enough for me to consider myself a fan. Fuck story, Fates gives Three Houses a whooping.

Spoilers for the other paths: Birthright has the best story in Fates (that’s not saying much, and it’s still dumb at times), but it’s definitely a bit snooze-inducing for the first dozen or so chapters. You might have a PoR-like experience with it, but if you endure then the game gets much harder and better towards Chapter 20 or so. I’m not a huge fan of the limited reclassing options you get in that route, since it means that playthroughs are going to differ mostly in the lategame, but you can also go wild with weird stuff. Friendship and Partner Seals are your friends.

As for Revelation... it’s not great. It’s a “golden path”, which is already pretty divisive on its own, but a lot of people hate how gimmicky most maps feel. That being said, I think it could have been the best gameplay experience in Fates if they had amped up the difficulty a bit, seeing all the crazy stuff you can get by virtue of its cast. Oh, and Revelation Shura is probably going to be your least favorite unit. And Revelation Nyx and Odin are going to be your favorites. Hope you’re fond of Leo and Xander’s retainers!

Small aside on the difficulty: generally speaking, Conquest is the hardest and Birthright is the easiest. Conquest Lunatic is unparalleled in terms of difficulty; Conquest Hard and Revelation Lunatic come next; then there’s Birthright Lunatic’s lategame, which is harder than Conquest Normal, which in turn is on par with Revelation Hard... sorta? Then there’s Revelation Normal and Birthright Hard, which are about the same thing, and Birthright Normal which you should not play.

I’m assuming you know nothing about any of the other two routes, but play Birthright first. Possibly on Lunatic, and trust me when I say you’ll hardly notice the difference until lategame. Better get an A-Support with Kaze before Chapter 15 though! As for Rev, I’d go Hard on your first playthrough but you could try your hand at Lunatic if you want to.

Just know that Rev doesn’t have original Paralogues: namely, Rev Lunatic paralogues can either be the same as Birthright Lunatic’s or Conquest Lunatic’s, so... beware.

Advice duly noted!

Sorry about the rant, but it’s some nice, spoiler-free information you’ll need. Honestly, both routes get really fun at some point, and Birthright is actually one of the least played FE games.

Thanks a lot for the tidbits!

Enjoy Fates, and don’t listen to the haters! It can be good! Sometimes.

Believe me, at this point, I know better than to listen to the haters. Fates kicks ass.

Even if sometimes it feels like a hentai without the sex.

 

On 5/18/2021 at 5:22 PM, Pengaius said:
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Well, I'll probably get back to it soon when my exams are done...

Dew it.

Bella went to Hella (ignore that I've totally used this one before)

I like how you apologize about one that's actually pretty clever, and yet you missed the extremely obvious Joe one and just carried on proudly. Damnit, Butterman! Why must you be so insufferable!?

 

 

Mercy:

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This title, though. This one is very relevant, as we'll find out later.

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We begin in an open field, where a promoted Hector is surrounded by enemy forces.

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It's ol' Garry, kicking ass as usual.

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Ltdtkfbh othis man has wiped out 5 of the 8 regiments of the Red Army practically by himself.

Nos2w2pe oAnd since Elliot started his rebellion in Amatera, Nomad is just down to Gintoki's unit. At this point... I'm just a dead man walking.

H7ggcm1g oResigned to your fate?

Nos2w2pe o...That I am.

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Well, that was, uh... Gho? What kind of a name is Gho? I dunno, but I'll shed manly tears for him.

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And who even are you?

H7ggcm1g oAnd with that, Gintoki, Ronald, those assassins, Kuroth... and you are all that stand in my way of freeing Merv for good.

Ltdtkfbh oWe surrender. I'll tell you anything that you need to know.

9qk5ifz8 o Eyyy, smart girl! Yeah, it's a girl, if you weren't sure. As for how I know, well... Apparently, in past versions of SGW, this was an actual boss character, as opposed to... some portrait in a cutscene. Seriously, at least Gho got a name...

H7ggcm1g oDo you know Ronald's location?

Ltdtkfbh oYes! He's by the Elementos Border, set to meet with the last of the Holy Guard. But be careful of two of them! They are both quite skilled fighters. They are the berserker and a man named Baine.

9qk5ifz8 oWe know Baine. He's probably a friend. Probably. As for "the berserker", he is not, in fact, a berserker.

H7ggcm1g oThe berserker?

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I believe I've mentioned it before, but due to plot shenanigans, berserk staves do not exist in SGW. Except, apparently there is one...

H7ggcm1g oThe berserk staff? That weapon should be useless after the Mana Plague... Pyron must be expending quite the resources just for this one person.

Ltdtkfbh oHe isn't just any individual. He wields the Emblem Lance.

9qk5ifz8 oOh, hey! Artemis said in her support with Nereid that she'd never met anyone who could use that weapon. Looks like, in time, we shall.

H7ggcm1g oThat still sounds like too much capital no matter who it is. Regardless, you've proven your worth. I accept your surrender.

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Gotta say, this game's scripted battles tend to go in our favor more often than in other games. Usually these are employed to show us getting our asses kicked...

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Zhrp5jtp oIs that so? That means only Ronald is left of the Red Army.

2a4n3p8h oSoon, like so many others, he will be raw meat on your blade, my love.

Zhrp5jtp oOf course, my dearest Janet. Once Ronald is gone, we should make our old friend Larry go next.

Lgjkwhcy o I mean, I'm pretty sure the Prime Raisin will just shrivel up and die on his own if you leave him be...

8pkscabs oYou plan to leave Propater? Once Ronald is dead, Kuroth is next.

Zhrp5jtp oIf that is where my path leads me, then that will be where I go.

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Oh boy, it's people! The female merc is "Janet", she was there the whole time, just barely offscreen. The others are...

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3o3qwubf oNova. I left the path of the bard to become a warrior.

Zhrp5jtp oNova? I don't recall meeting someone with such a name before.

9qk5ifz8 o We've met a tome with that name. It was more relevant.

Zhrp5jtp oAnd the same would be of this Iris that you mentioned.

Eqjkhh5d oYou don't remember the mother of one of your own children?

2a4n3p8h oDonovan and I have never had any children, and we have been together for the last thirty years. I think I would remember any affair he could have had.

Bwuoekf5 o

Pfffft... Well, there's Barry, ladies and gentlemen. He's Old Bartre, and he's Old Fir's dad. You can't make this shit up.

Lzhmf5wd oEven my memory isn't this bad. Who the hell are you? You aren't Donovan.

Zhrp5jtp oI am Donovan. I wield the Aura Blade given to me by Bramimond. I travel with my beloved Janet, who I wed after the World War. If Bramimond recognized me as real enough to give me this sword, then how am I fake?

3o3qwubf oBecause you don't remember me, a descendant of Bramimond,

Lgjkwhcy o In all fairness, not remembering you isn't exactly something so difficult to accomplish.

3o3qwubf oand that Janet isn't the Janet you loved. We need to have a talk about what exactly you know. Something isn't right here.

Zhrp5jtp oIf you insist.

9qk5ifz8 oGotta say, Donovan's taking these accusations surprisingly well.

2a4n3p8h o...

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Meanwhile, over on this side... Generic bandits?

Vfvyakja o

Who the hell is that?

Ldvyormr oTry me.

K0etffqj oGarrison says he's going to attack Ronald next. You know what that means!

Ldvyormr oWe just gotta tell Baine first, and we'll get a hefty reward.

K0etffqj oBut that's not all! Donovan and his Aura Blade will be there too!

Ldvyormr oWill he now? This is perfect. Baine wanted to know when that failure would show himself again. Come, men. The Bandit King will make his move.

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Well, that was interesting. I guess.

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This is more interesting, because it brings the whole "recurring bosses" gimmick to the front. There's three bosses in this map. We can kill one of them, two or even all three, and the survivors will appear in future maps. Pretty cool! I usually try to kill two of them here. The third one's too much trouble to get to.

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E9kjhydh oYes. This is the last stretch of our journey here.

Vhfxzqd0 oIt looks like there is a battle going on out here. We should use the utmost caution traversing this desert.

E9kjhydh oThere will likely be many wyvern riders, bigl, and gargoyles out here. I'm sure we'll have some aid from Cyra coming as well.

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Here's the last of the Cyrans. Two generic bishops and two generic sages, alongside...

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The coolest Cyran. And Carter. Remember Carter? He appeared in one cutscene.

Axkbtnvr oExcellent. The enemy force is still too well organized right now. With their help, we might be able to create a suitable situation in which we can retreat for the day.

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There's those two idiots, alongside a new guy.

Fd20w0ak oThe people who killed Malik are here? I never cared much for Ryu or its people, but an enemy is an enemy.

Ifxhvwsc oWe also got word that more reinforcements are on their way to help us, but only one other commander will show up much later.

Omcjqkjt oWill it be Nail or Vulvo?

Lgjkwhcy o Vulvo. Seriously? "Vulva" in Spanish means... Well, "vulva." I really don't think that dude's parents loved him...

Fd20w0ak oIn this weather, does it matter? With the Phobos here, it's unlikely anyone could hope to ever reach us.

Mk0inilb oTjlcpg7o o

Oh look, Ruben from the Past has finally remembered to screenshot the team composition. Evan is, surprise surprise, fatigued again, so he sits this one out alongside Dexithea and Janet. We'll need him more next map. A lot more.

In turn, we welcome Condor and Lex back into the fray, as well as Clea, who is required for a recruitment.

Jexo2yas oVk5ugoxu o

I have decided to give Kirin some juna fruit, for no greater reason than she's Kirin and she already has everything.

Ki0l6msx o

Last map, we got a master seal. Let's give it to Kenton. He and Relina are the last units that require a master seal, but Relina would rather wait until she can get those two last levels until she learns Blood Tide.

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Pretty pleasant palette. I mean, everyone's seen plenty of blue swordmasters, but he's a dark blue swordmaster. Different!

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Pfffffffffffffffffffffffffft... Hahahahahahahahaha! Even his promotion is geared towards making him slow! He now has more defense than speed. Absolutely amazing. This guy's hilarious, I'm glad I deployed him again 3 maps after he joined.

Otherwise, he gains absolutely nothing from promotion. No weapons, no skills, nothing. Cool.

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Before getting started, I used the silver card to purchase a torch staff. These things are very useful.

Rynb17oi o

For a change, we're not starting with cartography. We'll get to that in a minute. First, I'd like to light up the place so we can see more than just a bunch of fog tiles.

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This should be enough for now.

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Dbk0m9lb oKztmhi3f oViajypee o

Yeah, that works okay, I guess. So, chapter 17. Second desert mission. It's a lot different from the other one. Whereas in the first desert map we were slowly advancing in an attempt to kill as many enemies as possible without being overwhelmed by the wyvers and bosses (while the other side got Evan'd), this map encourages aggression a lot more. Once again, there's treasure all over the place, but aside from that, we've got bosses on the upper right and lower left to go after. After at least one of them goes down, Astrea will have to walk to the opposite corner of the map from our starting location to speak to Ryan, and we're done. Enemies hiding in the mist include fliers, axemen that aren't affected by the sand because they're war priests, slow skeletons that are bad and one of the most annoying bosses in the game. Also, though there's no slow penalty per se, there is a soft time limit in the form of... let's say, tough reinforcements. Look forward to all that in due time.

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Let's get properly started. First, Astrea stops here so that Artemis can grab a sagittae. Why didn't I do this earlier? Why, because I'm a dumbass!

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That's the flier down. He's annoying, because he's exactly outside of bow range.

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Clint Jeigans the nearest gargoyle for Relina. Today, I will once again focus on feeding her levels. Blood Tide Relina sounds like the stuff of dreams, and a straight jump to tier 3 might just salvage her combat, too. As you can see, it desperately needs the salvaging.

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The only problem with the plan was that I wasn't sure when I'd be getting another master seal, and well...

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The solution to that problem presented itself soon enough.

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All right, that's pretty okay for a first turn. Chrysler is in range of a couple enemies, which is fine, because he's sturdy enough for it.

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The first thing that happens when you end the first turn is that the two bosses use this chance to show off.

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Fd20w0ak oyou'll be dead soon anyway.

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I like this. It's a pretty smart way to let you know the two main threats despite the fog. I mean, no fog would be better, but hey. At least now we know Hellen is standing at the very corner of the map with a meteor tome.

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As for Carbos, the game just tells you where he is and that he moves. Pretty sure he's guaranteed to move like this the first turn, and then the other greenie dies, so he just stays put until you lure him closer.

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I'd laugh at you and your nose, but I know from personal experience that this isn't empty bragging.

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I mean...

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He just curbstomped that guy.

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And he's gone from view. I better not forget he's there. This is one guy that you do not want to get ambushed by.

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The NPCs have things to do now. If Ryan dies, it's game over, but everyone else is fair game. Including the recruitable. Still, they're not in much danger.

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As expected, Chrysler comes under attack. He wins.

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This poor woman, however, is much less fortunate. Oof...

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The only greenie left now is this lone druid down here. Chances are he'll die very soon.

Yenpapsp o...Gah, I can't see anything! Where in the world am I? All I wanted was to find the restroom... Oh, there's a person! Hey, you there! Can you tell me where's the bathr--

Tjjgahca o...! An enemy!? Here!? How could they have broken through our line!? Quick, we must defeat him! No telling how many more of them may be around here!

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Yenpapsp oA-Augh! What are you doing!?

Tjjgahca oWhat do you mean, what am I doing? I am your enemy! We're supposed to fight!

Yenpapsp oT-The enemy!? Have I truly strayed so far from the path to the bathroom...?

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Yenpapsp oV-Very well, then! So be it! I-I shall fight my way back! I-I won't be so easy to bring down! ...E-Even if I'm still pissin' myself here!

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Holy shit, this guy, though! He's just nosferatanking like it's nobody's business!

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Look at that! He's completely surrounded!

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Ah, unfortunately, he gets doubled by the promoted wyverns.

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...Except he's now completely surrounded, so there's no chance of him dying this turn.

Wow.

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Nooooooo... Quit undoing the man's hard work!

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And OUR hard work! Stoooppp!

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All right, it's our turn. This idiot skeleton positioned itself conveniently so that our bishop pal could show off.

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He does not score a crit, unfortunately, but the sages move, so it's fine.

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Yenpapsp oHounds!? They have sent hounds after me!? NO! ANYTHING BUT HOUNDS! STOP! DON'T COME ANY CLOSER! NOOOOOOOOOOOOO--!

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He's back to full HP... What!? This guy...! He wasn't nearly as amazing in past versions of the game!

...Probably because until very, very recently - like one or two versions back, in fact - there was a skill that most monsters had that made nosferatu hurt its wielder. That allowed these dogs to destroy this guy. It was removed, however, and now he can just tank forever. Goodness...!

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And now, it's time to watch Ryan continue to defy the laws of nature by attacking an enemy in the fog. This guy is too powerful!

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He also missed.

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Let's dance for Relina and hopefully get another kill for her.

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Like so. Exactly like so, in fact. She just barely managed!

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That wasn't entirely Relina sucking ass, though. I was having her capture.

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It's just a steel sword, but hey. It's something.

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Look, Daedalus is going to do something!

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I could've had Artemis give up her elfire tome for sagittae earlier, since there are no riders in this map. But nooooooo, I just had to give up the shaver tome, so now she can't do effective damage against the many fliers on the map. Thanks a lot, me.

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That's not as awful as it might seem.

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Mostly because we can just do this.

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And then Eren finishes the gargoyle.

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That doesn't look so bad.

Or it wouldn't, if it wasn't for the fact that a bunch of our units are in range of the lower armor knights. Good work, me.

EDIT: Hey, Ruben from the future here! I don't know if it's super noticeable (I didn't feel like proofreading that much, so I've been skimming through this), but I made a crapton of typos in this update. No idea why. Must've been really sleepy these last few days. I decided to leave this typo because... I mean, look at it. It's ridiculous. Not only did I somehow misspell "wyvern" as something that doesn't even share any letters with it, but I also somehow went for the one class that couldn't ever reach anything in the desert. Good work, me. I am astounded.

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Tjjgahca oG-Get me outta here! That man is a monster! Ryan, you underhanded dastard... You must've devised this brilliant trap! I cannot imagine anybody else being able to find a way to sneak such a powerful sorcerer all the way out here...! What sort of intricate scheme did you compose to make this happen!?

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Yenpapsp oSOMEBODY HELP MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! I'M TERRIFIED OF DOGS! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRGH!!

Kqzadqjp oBou07nfm o

Good job, Daedalus. You did something.

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Honestly though, when you're being outperformed by friggin' armors, you know you've got a problem.

Dpxkumyc o

Goddamnit, Chrysler. That is not movement.

Cbhtu5u7 oGx4tngve oFqdk2b69 o4xgdpzzx o

Well, to be fair, though, he is the second tankiest unit in the team, after Evan. And you know me, nothing I love more in an ironman than a tanky unit. Even his res is pretty okay! Better than Evan's, in fact!

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Ah! Crit!

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Oh my god, he's... he's fucking unkillable! He's the manliest man in Cyra!

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Yenpapsp oAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

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Ahh, shit. Here it comes...

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Sbzz2lp4 oI'd rather fight an army than that monster!

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How embarrassing, Nereid...

Dd9l1wfa oBcjtgyv1 oSnnenok2 o

Goodness, he's still going.

Yenpapsp oO-Oh, man... Oh man oh man oh man oh man... I-I'm gonna die here! No! I don't wanna die yet! I still haven't grown a full beard...! Though a-at least I'm pretty sure I no longer need to go to the bathroom... Ahh, damnit all...! S-Someone save me!

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If you're wondering about that one wyvern who still hasn't used his move... Well, he has. He healed with a vulnerary a bit ago, if you recall. I'm not sure why he's colored as if he hadn't moved yet, but I'm pretty sure it's just a visual glitch, because it happened a couple times throughout the map and they never acted twice.

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Anyway: fuck.

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Cock!

Ttmrlhnw o

Yenpapsp oSHOO! G-GET AWAY FROM ME, STUPID BEASTS! AAACK, AHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

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Ryan, you ain't got shit on the generic with nosferatu.

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Oh hey, allied reinforcements! That's not so common.

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10 HP from Kirin's passive. I know I'm constantly pointing it out, but look, I love it and her, so let me.

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Okay, so... This is bad news.

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So let's worry about it when it becomes a problem! For now, I am wondering if Kenton can make this work.

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Hell yes, and...

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Hell fucking yes! I mean, the second strike was obvious because of PCC, but the dodge was pretty damn cool!

Vmuisgga o

Oh, hello there.

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Using thani on a mook feels wasteful, but whatever.

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Clint continues to Jeigan stuff for Relina. I guess he's forgiven her for her slights upon Joe's good name since the man's death?

Thcmp6rn o

Regardless, that'll be a level 19 Relina. We're almost there now!

Lck8io2o o

She's on the edge of being a good unit. Her stats are just barely subpar in all respects. C'mon, girl! You can do it! If you get that level today, I am fairly certain that will be it!

Uwueo1as o

Let's not rest on our laurels, though. No time to rest and celebrate the good level! We must get more EXP!

Inyyis4s o

Eesh... That's not very good.

Qm0dbuvz o

Better. I don't like that damage, but better.

8vybvfgt o

Well, that simplifies things. Good job, friend!

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Pretty sure this is the first speed level he's ever gotten. And it doesn't even let him become a regular myrmidon with higher speed than strength, because he got some of that too. I love this guy.

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Look! Daedalus is doing something! I know I always overreact whenever he does, but... Well, it's just so surprising!

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Very interesting, yes.

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Here we go, more experience for Relina.

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Man, lots of mercy going on today.

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In this case, it's for Eren, because Eren is close to a level.

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Still no speed, still no move. Okay, no problem.

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+6 defense on enemy phase. Not bad!

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Okay, I think it's time. Let's see what we can do about those two eyes.

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Hmmm... Pretty sure...

Cmg9ls6m o

Yep, hail is effective against fliers. We can take one out between Mirielle and Artemis. Unfortunately, Clea can't quite finish the second one, but that's better than nothing.

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Oho! Well, that's certainly convenient. Way to go, girl!

Ov1tt9fk o

Out with you!

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Speed is good!

4krscdfr oOdydon1r oErtbevkg oZpr6mdwy o

Artemis doesn't quite manage the same level of success, but this will be enough for Clea.

11dpj1qs oFhy3aogj oZsaxe6zx oJ9qwmiqu o

Here we go. We're safe from flying ambushes now. For the time being, at least.

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Heiling.

Fbejrn47 o

Ahh, Condor's skill rallies. Whatever would we do without 'em.

Z3tggrbr o

The formation just gets wonkier and wonkier.

Mo3d3u5e o

I like how everyone's just running away from the druid.

Kakjeobh oH-He's insane! He's the greatest magician I have ever met! Run! Run, everyone!

Li9ejbb4 oKowxkcjl o

Yenpapsp oAHHHHHHH! PANIC! PANICPANICPANICPANICPANIC! GO AWAY! GO AWAY, HAIRY PESTS! YYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRGHH!

6dqjqrvp o

Holy shit, he's fucking winning! He's sending everyone packing! What an absolute unit!

D8czox5t oAaaahhh! Save us, Lord Pyron!

Yenpapsp oAaaahhh! Save me, Lord Bramimond!

5hbjnucb o

AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH

Prr8zbya o

O-okay, that's fine. I hadn't noticed that. It's okay. He's still good.

Aefpyccz o

He's still good, he's still good.

Esdsbbqa o

...He's not good at all, is he.

Caruipp5 o

Oh, thank God. Thank the lord. He's good. He's very good!

Yw0v1m35 o

Whoa, whoa, where're the two of you going? I swear, if you enter Carbos's range and disrupt the entire plan...

Rhkmh6se o

And now he's running up to heal us!? This guy is the most impressive green unit in the history of the world!

Yenpapsp oA-Ah! An opening!? How!? I have no idea why they would retreat... maybe it's a trap, but who cares! I'm takin' my chances!

Sxmi2ovo o

Why Mirielle and not Eren...? Maybe he just couldn't reach.

Yenpapsp oH-Hey! You lot! You're the ones fighting the Amaterans, aren't you?! Protect me! Protect me, please...! You've got to protect me!

Vhfxzqd0 oProtect you? According to the reports, you've been taking on the entire Amateran army for the whole battle, and you've come out on top! You're incredible, my friend!

Yenpapsp oWha... What? I... I was just flailing my arms and casting nosferatu at anything that moved in my panic... C-Could I truly have... No way...!

Em55iw5o oL5zr8og2 o

Oh hey, look. Ryan finally landed his equinox. I'm so happy for him.

Rxlcq3if o

All right, so let's light up this place some more. I want to know beyond a shadow of a doubt where the bosses stand. I know for a fact, but it never hurts to be sure.

Kanzdwkf o

Well, that's certainly a formation around Hellen.

Oeksqjma oY3aqvdwz o7j7tvr1e oHf4jafll o

Her speed is weak, but her magic is capped and she's sporting a siege tome with 32 uses on top of S anima. She's also... wait, what? She's 47 years old? Oh my goodness, what's with this woman? Not only does she look 20 years younger than her son, she also looks 20 years younger than she actually is!

Anyway, Hellen is another one of this hack's recurring bosses. If she does not die here, she returns in the next map, and if she survives that as well, she'll be back one last time in chapter... 21, I think? I think that's it, yes. This is a trait that she shares with her son. She'll level up between appearances, and when she reaches level 28, she'll get Adept, which will let her potentially double with meteor. Yeah. Imagine facing that. Unfortunately, it is quite difficult to kill her here, as evidenced by the wall of phobos generals, but we'll have other chances.

Qpzd97ja o

Speaking of the noseman.

Diwe6zrt oN7acwgjh oLanfnscb o

...Oh, please... This just keeps getting worse and worse. She had the noseman at the ripe age of 16. Which means someone fucked her at that age at best, when she was 15 at worst. Jesus Christ, these nobles... At least I'm hoping it wasn't the Prime Raisin, too! Though for all I know she might be older than him, too...

Anyway, Carbos. Carbos is a cruel fuckin' joke, that's what he is. 22 speed, ladies and gentlemen. 22 speed lets him double... I think literally the entire deployed team but Astrea and Clint. And Clint is on the other side. He also has capped magic, a top tier wind tome and tomefaire for even more damage. Blademaster once told me that the speedwings like is supposed to be a reference to Pokemon, but the first time I assumed it was supposed to be a dig at the fact that he doubles every fucking thing. Because he really does.

As I said before, Carbos can survive this map and appear in the same maps as Hellen. However, as you can see in his level skills list, he's going to learn Vantage+ if we let him exist for long enough. It negates crits and lets him attack first no matter what. I've actually never seen this guy beyond this chapter. I've always made sure to kill him here. I shudder to imagine this behemoth in the next map. I'd much rather handle him here, where I can actually lure him to a semi-convenient position.

Tnsimdtr oZ4nyqlrp o

Really wish I had BWS/TRS's flags right about now. Anyone who walks into their shared range will be vaporized.

Jhr3ic1m o

Bwahahahahahahahahah...

U9dox0wm o

I love this woman.

Ik9euh7k o

That was too close, Eren. Never scare me like that again.

Trm8zgii o

Kenton will need two crits here. Can I count on you once more, my friend?

Vic2x5ps o

Ohoho! Who needs speed when you've got proc skills?

Gdqeqnyw o7of47i6k oCzyz2idh o

There we go.

Bslok3hx o

And now we can use Galeforce to take out this other guy.

7rvwffgm oAq9w8khb o

You can tell he got a crit because he's holding the sword upright instead of at an angle.

1engmfsj o

Here you go, king. Some healing for your troubles.

Yenpapsp oT... Thank you...

Vd6irww9 oYou're welcome, man. Keep up the good work out there and we'll be outta here soon enough.

Yenpapsp o...G-Good work... I... I've done a good work... Without even meaning to? I... I... Ah... Ahah... hah... hahah! Yes! I'm... I'm so good! YES!

T2gxve9m o

...Oh Christ, Joanne's dead.

Gb6qpdvm o

Better.

Qsnhujxs oZij5cp8d o9t6ituwn o

Guess what time it is.

M73ybfni o

Indeed, you guessed right.

Grach1zq o

And now, swap to the naginata.

Sivhwyzr oQo5mqvo8 oDjyzwidc o9ituy8g2 o

Chrysler the merciful.

Lkqfkyfn o

More experience for Eren.

8vh4fy1o o7ghks92g o

Oh fucking hell, Kirin is in range of two enemies and I don't think she can take it...

Ghql59aw o6locdlnx o

Okay, okay, let's not panic. We can fix this. First, take this person down with Lex.

8ovo2oki o

I could save Kirin by killing the war priest with Lex, but...

Cxdar8nv o

Yeah, dumb idea.

Mtrl8w06 o

...So in the end, I opted to put Condor next to Kirin and hope the enemies just go after the one who can't counterattack.

Because I am a dumbass. This never works...

Cmdkt5uf o

Well, okay, that wasn't entirely all of it. I did attempt to trigger this guy's healing AI by whacking him with some ice.

Rdfy3k6x o

Like so. Now we hope for the best.

Ud5on2jz o

Please nobody die.

T8tpvoav o

Oh, how nice! The guy we injured went south and charged one of the sages, for... some reason.

Owpjgw0t oWqrvimkw o

How'd that work out for ya?

25bxcqr4 o

Well, his sacrifice wasn't in vain. The sage went down shortly afterwards.

O7k5r6ul o

This girl didn't even go after Kirin. She actually did what I wanted, for a change. Phew...

7ljoavj0 oHup8et2x o

I worry too much about her, don't I. But can you blame me? My heart cannot take another obliteration like what happened in chapter 14 of Berwick Saga...

Bbx7rxqy o

The last wyvern lord goes after the second sage.

Zmopxb9h o

I am quite impressed by this map's green units. Sure, they die in two hits, but they're surprisingly powerful, for green units.

...And, well, then there's The Druid, of course.

85780jcd o

Yeah, you guys are just pathetic.

Drxuogt4 oQm0klklx oKtkfz1yv o

General rounds of healing.

Gylayy8f o

Fully revitalized, our sage friend downs another flier.

Jdjluvxf o

Yenpapsp oHAHAHAHAHAHAH! YESSS! I AM A BADAAAASSSSSS!!

5pifrvxs o

Okay, so now he's just straight up charging at the enemy.

Atfapwln oAvgjz1dy o

And doubling the enemy, too! Imagine if he got a crit. It would've been hilarious.

Yenpapsp oH-Hah! This is too easy! Won't anyone give me a good fight!? C'mon! I'll fight any one of you punks!

4ehfjqhm oSlsxruem o

Condor is close to a level, so she grabs the kill. She's behind everyone else due to her early promtion, so here's hoping she makes it a good one.

3sqp2wak o

You know, Condor, I've been enduring this shit all game long. But I don't know how much longer I can do it.

Wxau7z7h o

...Ahhh, I mean, c'mon. I'm going to continue fielding Female Derrick all game and you know it.

Ujdlbxgb o

...Oh, God! Almost made the worst mistake I possibly could've!

Rusc6nvn o

Well, at any rate, that's it for this side. The only thing left for these guys to do is nab a desert item around the skeleton to the left of Iris and kill the wyvern boss.

Kmomhtqg oJmbtksu2 o

Speaking of bosses. I know, I know, Astrea should be heading south so we can finish the map, but hear me out: She's literally the only unit that does not die a horrible death against Carbos. Pretty sure literally everyone else perishes. Maybe Iris with the magestone could've taken it too, but she's kinda far away.

This guy, I swear.

V399l6qt o2ydevajg o

I'd like to get rid of these skeletons before Carbos arrives, though. Would be a mess if they went after Astrea too.

9or4mhpg o

...Yow! Better be careful!

Vuxemqv8 o

I know, I know, this goes against everybody's Fire Emblem instincts, but it's perfectly safe.

Sf48rkoc oI4kthoho o

That'll be a level for Clea, too.

Wiomb5my o

Eyy, magic! Not bad, I'll take it.

D3fdwaih oQ8vbsqmh o

And now, Lex.

5swsmtn1 oJ9cljnwo o

Healing for Lex. A few people need minor healing, so might as well start with him. I know, I know, wasteful use of a recover. I mean, who cares, really. This is still GBAFE, with its broken-ass healing formula that makes basic heal top people off 90% of the time. Recover has always been utterly redundant here.

Gb6pndoi o9iida2mq o

Defense and damage buffs for Astrea. Utterly useless, but I mean, might as well.

Ncebou9k o

Hoo, boy... I hope I haven't made a mistake of some sort...

7803phvr o

Here it comes...!

Nkxacvs7 oUorivuig o

Gwahahahahah... You've fallen right into my trap, Carbos!

Cf0fwmjl o

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH

Lt7jx9cc o04fy994u oDfo1wooq o

THERE WAS A SKELETON HIDING IN THE ONE FOG TILE! WHAT THE FUCK!? OH MY FUCKING GOD, AT LEAST IT WASN'T AN ARCHER.

D04qtnv9 o

Well?! Anything else!?

Pvzb1m0f o0h31d4gp oCfjk3rrg oJejeoybg o

Nah, just more experience for Relina. Cool!

Xbgbged8 o

Pfft... Okay, now this guy's just straight up charging into enemy lines. A strategic genius, that one.

T2zmqcew o

No, wrong girl!

8jnwmpyi o

Yenpapsp oHold still, my friends! I shall not allow a single one of you to fall today! I, Reginald Van Vonhorenhelm IV, the hero of the desert! Ahahahah!

4cyeve4n o

Crappers, more enemies!

9xcovv8d o

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Okay, that'd be the best thing ever. But, unfortunately, it would also be Kirin's end. So no.

Rgzikqlq o

You can just heal instead.

Y2mkzpod o

...God fucking damnit, by moving Kirin, I hid the wyvern again... Stupid fog!

Pebjfv2e o

...Uhhhh... Oh, fuck me, I can't even check Hellen's range anymore, either...

1b4f6fuj oU08suezk o

Okay, don't panic. Let's start by doing this...

Kmgjitwf oVl1zkzku o

And now we can do this...

Wteu8yxo o

...And that's about it, actually. There's one more guy, but he's well in Hellen's range, and I'd rather not leave anyone there if I can help it.

0lctxow3 o

So let's just... get out with Lex, and...

36dpn36g o

You know, if Astrea misses this, I will have to sacrifice someone to be able to finish Carbos.

Iluxay4g o

Oh, thank God.

Xldtncri oN09iyveq o

S swords! Not bad at all.

Sudnh1hz o

Okay, and now-- Okay, not Eren...

Twk1wf52 o

Not Chrysler either...

Hjpcu7f1 o

Mirielle? ANYONE? CAN I PANIC NOW?!

3shzarlv o

Oh, thank the blistering barnacles...

9ksh8b85 oWoa1gqdb o

All is forgiven, Condor. You and your super bow are useful, no matter the levels you've been getting.

Acuromiz oC4bfg98j o

I like this guy's death quote.

B452rbac o

Well, that's pretty good! Looks like Condor's earned herself another level today.

Qout1ljv o

Hellen reacts to her son's death. Just a short line, but it's neat that she does. I'm not sure if Carbos reacts to his mother's death. Probably not, considering it's almost impossible to kill her without killing Carbos first.

5btlz2ge o33dnosls o

Good work, girl. Now, to weather the storm.

Lkgiwvj9 o

Some rallies will help with that.

6gp6el6x o

Awwright! Boots! I will have to think this over. Astrea with a lot of movement is the most amazing thing ever, so I think I'll give this first pair to her.

Wshtknus oDbbqftac oUyngpbsc o

For once, that wasn't a mercying. I believe Relina will get enough experience to level from the wyvern boss. She just has to get there.

Mjfoppz4 oXfgno3pl oUtlfizhw o

Grab this kill while she's at it... Kenton procced Astra, by the way. I mean, it doesn't matter, it's not like it wastes weapon uses, but it's hilarious to watch the guy just machine gun no damages at the wyvern.

W5ucgnov oVizxy3hg o

Oh yeah, it's on, baby. We're definitely getting this done.

Z8w7af7p o6hzepzjm o

Ahh, well, that's perfectly fine.

A14lil5z oUqgjpn6m o03lho0kd o

Brave sage man takes out another enemy before going down. He will be remembered.

Zww9theu oKqgpxo3d o

Daedalus, I swear to God.

3ko8m26r o

Lex gets healed by our friend.

Yenpapsp oNever fear, for I am here!

T1j4jmb1 oIwfghnzs o

Not too bad, Ryan.

Yfeezdax o

With Carbos out of the picture, it's time to haul ass south. We've done all we can up here.

S12dy7ac o

Well, first, let's get rid of this guy and give Condor the level she deserves.

Io4dofmv o

...Of course, that's up to her. Get a good one, will ya?

Jw32li3e o

Ohohohohohohahahahahahahahah... Ahahahahah! Who cares if the level sucks otherwise? Who cares if she's still the worst archer on the team? Movement, guys! Movement!

35pl9jsj o

I'm taking our friend with us, too. I don't want him to die. Not again. The dragon from the Malik map was sad enough.

Yenpapsp oW-Whoa! What're you doing? Let me at 'em! I can take the entire enemy army on!

Iqjupxjn oDo not be reckless. You are lucky to be alive. Don't throw your life away!

Yenpapsp o......

Hrg8hmwl o

Set him down here.

8easnczc oQkzrfcun o

Mirielle avenges the fallen sage friend with sagittae. Mostly because she couldn't reach with her other tomes.

8moad9o8 o

It's over for this side.

Wz5aoaq7 o

Down here, we have finally uncovered the boss again.

Wxtpotcs o9yxkjrwa oFovhhc0i o

This guy is stationary, extremely weak except for his speed - which he can't even take advantage of because his weapon can't double - and dies to arrows like he's nothing. I am fairly certain the game intends for this guy to be an insurance of sorts in case the player cannot take out Carbos. Relina will do the honors so she can level up.

Woyte8yq o

Ahhhh, Daedalus. He can't two-shot druids.

Edt516xt oXkfiwarh o

Every day he continues to prove why he's my favorite SGW unit. Totally.

7rdsq45q oJr2ldm29 o

Clint grabs the kill. No point in leaving it for Relina, since Fox is hovering right there.

D3ivwzln o

Well, that's it.

Ejzuuflq oMhmihiwg o

Aaaaand that's it for the enemy phase too.

U4hpsx07 oM1uhbodc o

Yenpapsp oHmph... I tire of mere medical work! Where is the enemy!? I demand a challenge!

Ow7sxpev oItjelhip o

Eeeehhh nah. Let's give it a turn.

7tbt9wfn o

Let's buff Daedalus's speed, though. For... no real reason, since he could never double Fox.

Kwnbgssh o

While we head south, Astrea grabs a goddess icon. I don't always do, because it's so out of the way (not to mention inside Hellen's range), but hey, might as well.

3qdkzlcn o

This is Clea's movement. I'm only showing it so you can see the talk icon on Carter. Evan can also recruit him, and I like that conversation better, so I'll be showing it at the end in the bonus.

Viiiyowi oTjts9yb1 oWfflxqkm o

Let's just push this guy around some more. I really don't want him to charge what is going to spawn up north any second now.

Yenpapsp oQuit it! Q-Quit it already! I can walk by myself!

3pkbkv7n o

Well, this happens, as expected. I had a mini-heart attack for a second, because I forgot whether or not she had Adept already. But that's fine, she doesn't.

Exzho27h o

Omcjqkjt otrash to be discarded.

Gz0wh10b o

Yeah, sure. Whatever you say, throwaway.

P3paxhp9 oBcwcnmbw o

At least that's one good thing to be said about Daedalus: He's so bad that there's no chance he'll destroy Fox during enemy phase.

G442dh8r o

Oh, shit! No, wait, don't! Fox belongs to Relina!

Yenpapsp oOhh, I see you're fighting one of the enemy commanders! Let me at him! I will defeat him swiftly! Hah, man... I've never had this much confidence in my own abilities! I feel like I could take the whole world on right now!

Nmvj1b6r o

Uh-oh... what's these camera movements? I think it's reinforcements...!

Vqyrhiqv o

Well, regardless.

Cvojksih oB0ksnvgr oOunx5zxv o

Not to worry.

Ocgumftd o

He's using Mercy, of course.

Al78fkna oSwjfbouv o1idz1gqk o

Ka-pow! Blood Tide Relina is ours!

Yv2qrssj o

Why does everyone insist on talking about their fathers? I have no idea who your father is either!

Vcbdjpkw o

Holy shit, that's a good level.

Oael1fws o

And, of course, that's the cherry on top of the pie. With this, Relina now buffs adjacent allies by 5 might, 15 hit and 4 speed. 6 speed, if she rallies as well. Holy fucking shit.

Qbfi2xgn oIroxzfh0 oGaykbxok o

The goddess icon secured, Astrea makes her way south. Unfortunately, she'll still have to stop along the way to grab more items.

Kysbb18p o

Ahh, bollocks. Okay, then, next turn, no problem.

Ufutcqrh o

Everyone's just scattered around the entire desert.

C1usthji o

Here's the reinforcements... I am a bit worried. They've caught us struggling to move through the sand. I hope this won't be the Yied Massacre all over again...

Ycugfyrw oI81y4g7h o

Yenpapsp oAhh, finally! A new challenger! Unworthy as though you may be, I shall give you the fight you desire! HAVE AT YOU!

sFTlHzud_o.pnggrrr grrr monster noises grr grr

7f7w49be o

OH MY GOD, GOD IS HERE TO KILL US, RUN

Nxpdekji o

Uhh, an exordium.

Of6zzj2p o

This is a really weird tome. For some reason, it's like a... physical tome that only geomancers (only Evan among the playable cast, for now) and pegasus knights can use? What a strange concept. I've never gotten much use out of these tomes, but meh, I mean, might as well take it.

Nb4lbhru o

Using her good sand movement, Joanne arrives to help Astrea reach her destination sooner than later.

Ycmbw69a oIbfmz3jp o

And now, defensive maneuvers!

Lnmrzb3l o

...Not you, Artemis. You must flee.

Wdoiv17m o

I think that works.

...Shame about the druid, though... He's screwed. And after he came so far...

Zabhf6rd o

Welp, let's grab ourselves a sniper.

Dngrwojd o

He hasn't fired a single arrow.

Axkbtnvr oFighting in these sandstorms will give you a sharp eye, I guess. Your mission was a success I see.

Hp4flp6g oCorrect. Now, let's clean up shop and prepare for Bramimond's plan!

6wtt2ei3 o45muuzwc oOq9ncxwy oOkty1lxp oNks8igcb o

So, Carter. Carter is an interesting unit. For starters, he has very Igrene-ish stats around the same time Igrene joins in her own game, which is pretty rad, because Igrene is cool. His growths are pretty good, so he can be a decent long-term investment, and a PCC of 3 is nice. He's also... kinda a green sniper? I say kinda because his combat palette is entirely silver instead of green. Still fits him, of course, but... shame.

The most remarkable thing about him is his skillset:

- Sure Shot. Standard sniper skill. Not as good on him as it is on Lex because Carter doesn't get as many chances to proc it.

- Armored blow. +10 defense when attacking. This is a little weird on a sniper, but sure, I'll take it.

- Bow Range +1: Very self-explanatory name. Carter gets the classic sniper buff of having extended range.

At level 18, he gains Outrider, which grants him -1 damage taken and +3 crit for every space he traverses before attacking. The defense synergizes well with Armored Blow, but it's still a weird thing to have on a sniper. Still, more crit is pretty good, especially considering his PCC of 3.

All in all, I'd say Carter is a rather underrated unit. His bases are solid, and extended bow range grants him a niche that differentiates him from Lex. Overall, this game handles archers really well. While Lex is obviously the best, all three of them have their own brands of utility and don't step on each others toes. Very nice!

Clgjg4bz o

Well, that's it. There's really nothing left to do but get Astrea to Ryan.

Wcu3uhxn oXmon77fg o

Pathetic!

Rycfo935 o

Doubles... Still pathetic!

Kalcaetu oQmuolurp oHwrsc6ky o

That was just a terrible idea.

Jjzmenf7 oOtodhndc o

Yenpapsp oHah! You truly believe you can defeat me!? I can take on entire armies! I am invincible!

Qaokwymx o

Yenpapsp oG-Guuh...! O-Okay, I might've gotten... just a little bit ahead of myself...

Yenpapsp o...N-No, please! No--!

Ao2kqhxn o

Nooo, the invincible druid! What a goddamned shame...

Yenpapsp oAaauuurgh...! Nooo... That wasn't supposed to... happen...

65r3owtz oNqqsadc3 o

HOLY SHIT okay, that man is a hero. That man is the greatest hero! If he hadn't been there, those enemies would've zeroed in on Nereid, and then she would've gotten wrecked! Best Green Unit has saved one of our characters! Incredible! I will never forget you, Best Green unit...!

Odqgtbzl o

Lookie here. This is Pyron's entourage, I'm pretty sure.

5lhy11qq o

Yeah, I don't want to face this.

B6plpevx o

Of course, they're still generals. They cannot move well through the desert.

Lc04or0h oZlnht8bp oC0hnrbdy o

So let's just clean house here, courtesy of Lex's Galeforce.

Aefog8lg o

You know, speed is pretty useless on Lex. It's so low that he'd need to get way too much of it for the gains to become noticeable.

Jnuubucc o

Remember last map's Anna hint? Well, here it is. Regal's final gift: His tome, lying on the spot where he died.

4uimcjoa o

It's a super tome that deals 60 damage to dragons, grants 10 skill to counter the low-ish hit, and 5 speed on top of it all. And if you don't have someone who can wield it, the game just hands you a unit with S anima next chapter. Absolutely lovely weapon.

Scthjhgf oY34gqprx oHeitvpyi oMbbo9plg o

And now, let's do some cheeky rescue-dropping shenanigans.

Wrejdkyo oOw75sk7f o

Whatever.

Sphjaccd o

Hey, hey! We can now finish the map.

...unfortunately, however, there's still a desert item to be gotten, and Astrea is the only one who can get it...

...Is she? All of a sudden, I had an idea, and I just had to check.

U2cc6eu8 o

The script stated it was magical dancers and Astrea, but... Can Iris do it? I'm honestly not sure why I decided to try this. It just felt right, for some reason.

Mtjstflp o

And lo and behold, I was right. Even though it's not stated, Iris can take desert items too. Go figure.

Eur3t3vu o

It's basically light's answer to dark tomes. It's going to Kirin, probably.

Rh2oqkc4 oLlhh6o6k o

Well, we're done here. Before we leave, Clint employs a flashbang to grab a kill for the road.

9rkhpzod o

...And hey, while we're here, let's check out Pyron.

Jhr8qbch o

Oh my God.

OH MY GOD.

OH MY FUCKING GOD, GOD.

Glxsmph6 o

...Well, okay, it's less bad than it seems. He gets the 110 defense from his sword. It's a temporary boost because he's not supposed to be killable here. If you're thinking "well, that's underwhelming, why not make him killable and do something interesting if he goes down"... Hold that thought. Hold it close.

Vjcgwcux oCzw8qniu oGd1tcahz o

Likes, dislikes, bio and class description.

Y3xhea0b o

Yeah, I want nothing to do with that monster. Let's go!

Rssxwbhv o

Det8lbw5 oHave your troops retreat, and I'll handle the rest here.

T5kcwfit oVery well. I'll get some spare troops and see if there's anything we can do to help.

 

 

 

Yenpapsp o...A-Ah... Urgh...

Adpsh5xn oWho is this man? Why is he still breathing?

Sohhhqk8 oJust some Cyran druid. According to Hellen's report, he held off Fox's entire regiment on his own. He was struck down by some of our gargoyles, but everyone else was too afraid to approach him even after that.

Adpsh5xn oHmm... Yes, I sense great power in him, indeed. A shame he fell before I could fight him myself.

Sohhhqk8 oShall I finish him?

Adpsh5xn oNo. I wish to allow him to die on his own terms. A reward for his deeds, if you will.

Sohhhqk8 oVery well, then. Let us keep going, then.

Yenpapsp o...N-Nngh... Ahh, I should've known... It was a fluke... I am... still useless... as I always have been... and now I'll... die here...

Yenpapsp o......I just wish I could've told my daughter... how much I love her...

??? Hold that thought. You might just get to say it yet.

Yenpapsp o...!?

Djr8t9lp o

Looks like Astrea has taken over the gate defense duties. I don't know how she intends to resist Pyron, but... Guess we'll see.

Bcxnjtqn o

Det8lbw5 oThey said that Pyron is on his way here right now. If I fall here, then this is as far as my tactics could take me, huh?

Vqel1fh2 o

Yep, there he is.

Zadyjhhs o

Adpsh5xn oEven this close, I can't sense Ryan anymore. Did he perhaps die? Or did he use all of his energy before? Regardless... I feel something much different now. What is this?

A8s4p0uw o...

Adpsh5xn oAh right, you're only here to stall. You won't attack me in my confusion.

Lgjkwhcy o C'mon, old guy. You could've at least attacked. Deal some chip damage to him. You know, something.

Adpsh5xn oAllow me to deal the first blow.

B0k3mij7 oWl0ttfdt o

Well, too late now.

32jdmkhs o

Det8lbw5 oI will not fall until you retreat.

Adpsh5xn o! How is this possible. Could this girl be...?

Lgjkwhcy oInteresting reaction...

Bxbmxtcv o

Whoa, whoa! Astrea, what are you doing? Don't leave the gate, he can seize now and end the chapter!

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Adpsh5xn oLong ago, I gave him that charm. So you are who he saved with it?

Det8lbw5 oCharm? Wait, you don't mean...

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Oho?

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Oho! Well, would you look at that. Looks like we've finally discovered who this asshole's father is.

5yydcaqe oThis woman is the one I told you about long ago. The one I saved with a fragment of your power.

Lgjkwhcy o And now we know the full truth behind the charm. Turns out Astrea has been carrying the main antagonist's power on her neck the whole time!

Adpsh5xn oSo she is my experiment? Very well. I will take my leave. Sol, finish your mission and come back home.

W85rxxmx o

Det8lbw5 oYour charm is a fragment of Pyron? That's why I have so much energy?! Have you really been using me even since we were kids?!

5yydcaqe oDo not point your blade at me, Astrea.

Txzubig9 oHe just saved her life and she's pointing her sword at him? Hah! Kick fucking ass, this girl doesn't miss a beat! A different FE main character would've been like "no guys, Sol has proven himself, he's totally trustworthy now!"

5yydcaqe oOnly my father was trying to use you. Now that you know what that charm is, I can show you how to unlock its full power.

861l9jcf o

Wait, does that... Oh it does! Astrea is promoting!

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Oh, man...!

Do93fiiy o

She's fancier now! But, well, it doesn't seem like she's gained much more than a fancy sprite... I hope this promotion won't be entirely underw--

Er19ri2v o

Hwahahahahahahahah... Astrea may only have two tiers, but her one promotion is, in terms of power, similar to a jump from tier 1 to 3 for anyone else.

Zmsivrvp oDcsgjf5v oHr2z8byv o

And then there's this! Ahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Every magic type, yes!

Bulrzzjd o

5yydcaqe oRody did this by destroying villages and seeing if anyone survived. Only my brother and I ever survived any of Rody's attacks. As a reward for our strength, Pyron adopted us to use in his future plans.

Lgjkwhcy oYou know, that's not necessarily a result of your strength. For all we know, you and your brother just hid under a cupboard, and there you go. Anyone could've done that.

5yydcaqe oOne of his plans was an attempt at breeding a human even greater than us. As such, Father gave me that charm imbued with his power to enhance a woman of my choosing.

Ntkujnaw o

5yydcaqe oPyron warped the very environment itself so that only people with high amounts of mana could survive. That's why you still get sick without that charm.

Lgjkwhcy oOnce again, Pyron intends to evolve humanity, and if the cost is the lives of all humanity, well, that's fine by him. Sheesh...

5yydcaqe oThis is the extent of my relationship with Pyron. I am also a victim of his.

Det8lbw5 oThen you shouldn't be creating more victims like Mikey or Ben to satisfy him! I haven't forgiven you for what you did before, Sol.

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5yydcaqe oThen take me as your prisoner.

Lgjkwhcy oI think you and Astrea are beyond kinky play-pretend, my friend...

5yydcaqe oHave the people of Cyra learn all my secrets. And if you use that bracelet, you'll be just like the three heroes of old.

9qk5ifz8 o Actually, we'll see Bramimond's stats next chapter, and well... Lemme just say, she's better than him.

Det8lbw5 o...Very well.

Jdl5qvvf o

Oh, and if you thought that promotion was all she was going to get... Nope. Not at all. We've also gotten Astrea's prf.

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3 0   M I G H T

This tome is amazing. Sure, it cannot double, but with that kind of damage, it's very likely to one-shot more than a couple things. Plus, the accuracy is just so nice. Really useful weapon.

To2kxbvy o

And now it's time to head back inside and relay the news to the others.

Det8lbw5 oYes, and he agreed to be handed over for interrogation.

7zsrvfhd oAre you all right, Astrea? We haven't talked much about it all but...

Det8lbw5 oDon't worry Relina, I won't let Sol do us any harm like before.

2r3s1rge oAnd I'll be sure to keep an eye on him so that he doesn't escape.

Det8lbw5 oGood. I'll have a chance to talk with him about that at some point, but for now, let us use his gifts to their fullest.

Qurzy4v4 o

I'm sure you've all met Ryan by now. I am Bramimond of the three heroes.

Vhfxzqd0 oYes. My name is Daedalus. I am the son of Donovan and Iris.

Lgjkwhcy oYou are also the biggest bore and I hate you. That information is just as important as your parents!

Det8lbw5 oAnd I am Astrea. I lead this group of fighters from Propater.

Iear51dw oI see. Yes, I can sense Donovan and Iris's life force emanating from you. As for you girl, you have quite the power flowing in you.

Det8lbw5 oOnly because of this bracelet. It contains a fragment of Pyron's power.

Iear51dw oAh, so you know of them. That's very rare knowledge to have. We heroes used to hold fragments of Naga's power. I gave my last one to my greatest pupil, Leo, as I felt I was about to die. But that isn't important now. What's important is my final plan.

T5kcwfit oThe defenses we have in place are set to last us two more days. Pyron will unleash his full power and stop the sandstorms at that time.

Up60q0xx o

Iear51dw oTeleport is my ultimate creation. It is a spell that warps multiple people at once. Using it, you will be warped to the capital and destroy Pyron's base of operations.

Lgjkwhcy oAnd we'll just... sorta let Pyron hang around here? Is that a good idea?

Iear51dw oYour mission for these next few days will be to protect me. Accomplish this, and the war will be as good as over.

Tmgf6yjc o

Oh hey, Kirin and Clea have a talk! Pretty sure if Torrid is recruited, he has a talk with Charles too. Except Charles died in his first turn of existence, so I'm glad we grabbed Clea instead.

7edpyz6l oClea... it's good to have time to finally speak to you again.

Hp4flp6g oIndeed. I have a staff that your brother saved for when you came back.

9qk5ifz8 oHer brother is Torrid, by the way. Not that it matters, since he doesn't exist.

Hp4flp6g oI hope you'll make good use of it.

7edpyz6l oClea, thank you. I will not let this gift go to waste.

Lfqardpy o

Hwahahahah... Not bad, not bad at all!

Jzckgzgy o

And now, it's Jenna's homecoming. Funny hair guy is her brother, and I'm pretty sure Edgy Hardin is her father. Also, Ryan is falling asleep.

T5kcwfit oJenna. There's something I wanted to tell you but couldn't before.

Vgc9xt4k oJenna... your mother, Flora, died while you were away.

Ouwt58b0 o...She left this for you for when you came back.

Iqb5fuqx oA Purge tome... Brother, everyone... I'm sorry to come home to such news. If you'll excuse me, I need some time alone...

Yx9lsymx o

More siege tomes for the pile. Excellent.

And well, that's that. Things went pretty well! Could've been bad for Nereid, but that absolute unit of a man was there to save her. His sacrifice will not be forgotten. We're gonna win this thing, for the green unit! Whether we can or not, hoewver, that's up to you to find out next update, where we'll prepare for the last stand in the Cyran capital. I hope you don't grow too restless waiting, and I'll see you all next time! Bye~! Farewell!

 

 

 

Yenpapsp o...I don't understand. Why did you save my life?

Knozsatm oI drifted between life and death after being struck down during the battle against Malik. However, it appears I was meant for greater things... I survived. Once I was well enough to walk, I tried to catch up to Queen Iris so I could help her once more. However, I was too late. The desert was swarming with Amaterans. I would've fled already, but then I noticed you. I figured if I was quick enough I could rescue you without being discovered.

Yenpapsp o......

Knozsatm oTell me, how did the battle go? Did we... did we lose?

Yenpapsp oWell, an army came to reinforce us... I believe the Ryu royals were among them. They were able to fend off most of the Amateran forces. Last I saw, they were headed towards the capital to mount a proper defense.

Knozsatm oGood news for a change... Very well, then. Thank you. Let us get out of here now.

Yenpapsp oWhat!? But, no... we must keep fighting... Lord Bramimond will need every able-bodied--

Knozsatm oIndeed, "able-bodied." That's not us. A mere elixir couldn't possibly get you in any shape to fight this quickly after what happened to you. And as much as I hate to admit it, I am not doing that much better. You and I must flee and hide, that we might live to fight another day.

Yenpapsp o...Y-Yes. You are correct. My apologies. We should get going.

Yenpapsp o...Oh, and...

Knozsatm oHmm?

Yenpapsp oThanks.

Knozsatm oSave them for when you see your daughter again.

Yenpapsp oO-Of course. Let us escape, then! Before we are noticed!

 

 

 

Death count: Charles
                        Oreades
                        Joe
                        Bella

 

Reset count: 2 (Ulysses: 1, Daedalus: 1)

 

Current perfect streak: 1 map

Best perfect streak: 7 maps

 

M O V E M E N T count: 6 (Lex: 1, Kirin: 2, Clint: 1, Chrysler: 1, Condor: 1)

Blademaster's kill count: Mikey
                                             Beige
                                             Yang
                                             Yin
                                             Ciri
                                             Flora
                                             Regal
                                             Gho

 

BONUS: Carter's alternate recruitment conversations. Torrid's is the same as Clea's, so let's check out Jenna's.

Iqb5fuqx oStill alive, Carter?

Axkbtnvr oI could say the same of you. I guess you failed to find Leo?

Iqb5fuqx oI did, but I've brought back an army instead of just one man.

Axkbtnvr oGood enough for me. Let's get back to this battle.

Jenna leaves, and...

Axkbtnvr oMaybe throwing my life away here isn't worth it just yet.

In both this conversation and the one with Evan, it is made clear why Carter isn't just auto-recruited if you end the map with him alive. Apparently the guy intended to just throw his life away and get killed in this battle. Someone has to speak to him for him to decide that he can't die here.

Of course, I've never actually beaten the map without first recruiting him, so I don't know. Perhaps he really does get auto-recruited and I'm making a mistake here. But I don't think so.

Anyway, Evan time.

E9kjhydh oCarter. You've grown.

Axkbtnvr oAnd you are... wait, Evan?

E9kjhydh oCorrect. I heard my father died while I was gone. Did you ever find his body?

Axkbtnvr oPyron obliterates anything in his path in combat. We didn't get the chance to find anything, if there's anything to find.

E9kjhydh oI see. It might be worth looking around where he died. I would hope I don't have to do the same with you Carter. Don't throw your life away here for no reason.

Evan leaves.

Axkbtnvr oHeh, guess he can still see through me like when I was a kid.

More or less the same as Jenna, except Evan is perceptive enough to realize what Carter intends to do, and he gives another clue to Tor Hammer's location. Cool.

Another bonus conversation. This happens if Astrea talks to Ryan but all three bosses are still standing.

Det8lbw5 oAre you... Bramimond?

T5kcwfit oNo, I'm Ryan, commander of the Cyran army. Or what's left of it. Are you part of the group Bramimond invited here?

Det8lbw5 oYes, I'm their leader, Astrea. We're here at last for Bramimond's plan.

T5kcwfit oThat's great, but right now we're in a tough situation. We need to deal one more blow to the Republic here. If we can kill one of their commanders, we should be able to wrap up here.

Det8lbw5 oGot it. I'll speak with you again after we've killed one.

Here's something interesting. Evan has a conversation with Edgy Hardin if Jenna is dead.

E9kjhydh oGanesha. It's been a long time since we last met.

Vgc9xt4k oIt's good to see you as well Evan. What brings you here?

E9kjhydh oI'm sorry to say, but we found Jenna during our battles on the way here. She died in the process. I apologize to you, my friend.

Vgc9xt4k oWe are in a time of war. It's understandable. I will tell the rest of my family. I'm sure Jenna did her best.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Part 19 - The one true deity.

Oh my:

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Who could that be?:

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Hoo, boy. Because the one god we're already dealing with wasn't enough.

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We get the two amigos immediately today.

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Ohh, interesting. I wonder who the boss will be. I mean, there's no way they'll let me kill Pyron here, right?

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I wish I had the money to purchase anything. We're actually starting to be rather strapped for equipment... I hope we last until we can get our hands on some more dough.

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Also, there are allies in this map. This isn't just a reminder that the inventories of guests go to the convoy - just before this line, she says that their inventories go to the convoy even if they die. So that's great.

Utynsc5j o

Iear51dw oI learned many good things from his interrogation.

T5kcwfit oAny of it helpful for this upcoming battle?

Iear51dw oOnly what generals they have. Pyron brought with him three of them: Mandrake, Gill, and Scribe.

Txzubig9 o ...! Evil Moulder is here?! Yes!

Iear51dw oPyron himself, of course, will be at the helm.

Det8lbw5 oAnd then they'll have any stragglers from the previous battle as well.

9qk5ifz8 o I.E. Hellen. Also, this doesn't even begin to cover all the bosses in this map. Seriously, it's fucking ridiculous how many bosses there are in this chapter.

Iear51dw oRegardless, what's most important is the information for when you Teleport. He detailed how to reach Pyron's treasure in the capital. It will save you time in finding and destroying Pyron's greatest asset.

Jos45neu o

Wait, you had a conversation with your grandson and it didn't end in a brawl? Impressive!

Iear51dw oHe will know what to do.

Det8lbw5 oRetaking the capital will effectively wipe out Pyron's core forces. This will be quite risky.

Iear51dw oCorrect. But we must win this battle first.

Jsqzhcwo o

Iear51dw oSo our last stand has begun. We just need a few more hours, and we'll be good.

T5kcwfit oAstrea, let's lead everyone here to victory. Defensive battles are a speciality of mine after all these years.

Det8lbw5 oWe'll be fighting some of Pyron's strongest forces. This won't be easy.

Asagfdqo o

Oh, man...! He's there...!

Zbw7ugac o

I can't. Every time I see that mug, I literally die to death.

The old man behind him is Scribe. I don't think we've ever seen him before. Scribe is another general of Amatera. I like his portrait. That's about it, really.

Oeel1c86 oAnd just like in that war before, I'm here to conquer it yet again.

Ksrgpqa5 oI have not been here since I left with my father all those years ago. It feels good to be home.

Sohhhqk8 oI'm glad you two are enjoying yourselves, but work on why we brought you with us first.

Adpsh5xn oSol failing to return makes me think he let his feelings get hold of him.

Lgjkwhcy o Yes, that was rather idiotic of him. He promoted Astrea!

Adpsh5xn oRegardless, we did plan for his betrayal one day, much like with others.

Kdv7dm7j o

Ksrgpqa5 oI'm sure he'll send more reinforcements if he feels endangered. But do you think he'll show?

Adpsh5xn oThere is a chance the gate to his domain is here.

Lgjkwhcy oWhat in the world are you talking about?

Adpsh5xn oOh foolish Space God, how I do hope you show.

Lgjkwhcy oOh... Well, I guess I should've seen that coming, given the chapter title and all...

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Well, there's a face we haven't seen in a while.

Mcnhnxnw oThey can't overcome Bramimond. And Remmy and Paris are here as well... Regardless, to think Pyron was so reckless. All of these lives, just to learn if this was Master's true domain? Whatever. I delivered the boy. What happens next is up to fate.

Ixrrbuix o

We're not done introducing bosses just yet. Nail and some guy have some words to say as well. I like how they both have the Narcian hand.

366u6rm4 oOur fathers' sacrifices were not in in vain, Nail! It is a shame my brother had to retreat after his loss.

G8ujnxwa oLet us finish them once and for all. On our fathers' honor.

366u6rm4 oI will not end up the same. WE will not end up the same!

Ayizqasb o

And now, some rallying words from our awesome leaders. And Daedalus.

Det8lbw5 oThere will need to be sacrifices made for us to survive this battle.

Txzubig9 oHahahahah... P... Please don't say things like that...

Det8lbw5 oWe must pray that those at the front can hold the enemy off for as long as they can.

Vhfxzqd0 oWe have two experts in defensive battles here right now. With Ryan and I here, we should be able to at least hold the enemy off for the time needed.

Lgjkwhcy oDaedalus, you've been mostly useless the entire game. If you weren't a lord I would've benched you in your first map. Nobody cares about you.

T5kcwfit oThis is our final battle in Cyra, everyone! Let's make it count!

Zwuoshz5 o

Kirin chugs the first stamina supplement of the run. I don't want to bench her.

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Artemis, Nereid and Clea sit this one out.

8wuxqu4r o

Leaving that aside, the time has come.

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Cute halberdier sprite, eh? Don't get used to it. It will go away very soon.

Fb9dhmec o

In fact...

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It's already gone!

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You know, somehow that looks less powerful than the halbedier sprite.

Giqpgyzh o

Well, no matter. Look at those stats! They're still not that impressive, but they're better than they were before, that's for sure!

27uqs3ho o

Also, sword access. Neat.

Czvh2rwl o

Astrea gets the boots, as planned. Giving boots to dancers is boring. I'd much rather have a paladin lord that can fly over any terrain other than mountains and walls, thank you very much.

Oly9f3bj o

Dexithea gets a goddess icon. Hey, I hadn't noticed her resistance was capped!

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Here it is... The defense of the Cyran capital. One of the most memorable maps in the game. Actually, merely defending is pretty easy. We've got chokepoints a-plenty to use and abuse. However, the game provides ample incentive to push forward and be aggressive, in the form of the boss.

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Pyron. Yes, Pyron. Pyron is killable here. Not only that, it's a good idea to kill him. Not only does he end the map when he dies, but he's also carrying...

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A second pair of boots that he drops on death. Hell fucking yeah. I'm not sure if I'll be able to knock him down, but I'd certainly love to try. He's really strong, but... Funnily enough, he's not actually the strongest boss in the map. You'll see.

Now, getting to Pyron isn't easy. We have to get through a veritable fuckton of phobos with sun weapons, powerful monsters, spellcasters, dragons and bosses to get through within 10 turns.

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Emphasis on "bosses." There's a billion bosses. And this is actually the least amount of bosses that can be here. Carbos/Fox and Dartanion could be hanging out here as well. Hot damn.

You know what we also have, however?

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Guest units. And not just any guest units...

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It's a fucking meme squad. Because why not. Katarina here has the same bases as she does in New Mystery, so she sucks.

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I... don't really get the joke with this one. I mean, I get the joke with her likes and dislikes, but I don't get the name. Eresh? What's up with that?

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This is a Jojo's reference. I don't find it funny because I haven't watched a single scene of Jojo's.

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Hah! I love the diss at FE4 in her likes.

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Funny Heroes man, complete with the funny Heroes smirk.

Heroes can go fuck itself, and so can this guy.

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Ahahah... Not gonna lie, I think this is the funniest of them all. Mainly because there's actually a joke here, as opposed to just a plain meme.

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Anyway, the goal here is to protect Edgy Hardin.

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Edgy Hardin is, hilariously enough, way weaker than the generic druid from last chapter. He will die if he gets breathed at, so we better not let anyone through to him.

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We've also got units here. From left to right:

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Another guest. Gotta say, I really love this guest gimmick that this game has. Letting you temporarily play around with NPCs instead of just making them dumb greens is such a fun idea. As far as guests go, however, Bramimond is... actually kinda underwhelming. 12 speed will get him killed very quickly. Really funny how Ren could kick her teacher's sorry behind any day.

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Here's an actual unit. Ryan is an awesome example of gameplay/story integration without making the unit complete garbage. You can see the effects of Ryan's sacrifice in his stats. Tearing his soul apart heavily diminished his power, leaving his magic stat at a meager 11 and his PCC at 0. However, his vast knowledge of the ways of magic remains intact, as we can tell by his quadruple S ranks. In spite of his extremely low magic, these actually give him a fair amount of utility in combat. Sure, his magic is low, but you don't need high magic to make good use of Tor Hammer, and with his high-ish speed, he can land that huge might twice, too. Ryan won't be tearing through armies on his own, but he's still useful in his own right.

Skillwise, Ryan has the following:

- Hex. 15 less avoid to all adjacent enemies. Neat.

- Nihil. You know what this does.

...And that's it. You can really tell that the poor guy did a number on himself. Still, he's a good staffbot who can use big tomes to compensate for his low magic - and with quadruple S-ranks, there's bound to be something that he can use that someone else cannot. Not a destroyer of worlds, but he can do some work.

Also, I like his portraits. I don't know, I just think it's really cool.

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Hawk serves as an interesting counter to Ryan. Unlike Ryan, who focuses on high speed and skill and super weapon ranks to set himself apart, Hawk relies on raw power. At 23, his magic is only 2 points away from capping. I do love that his growth is super low. Not that he needs it, but it's hilarious. You'd think Hawk would be a far better combatant than Ryan, but he has some things holding him back: For one, he's much more brittle, and he doesn't have quadruple S ranks like Ryan does. In fact, he has no S ranks! He also has extremely shitty speed, so you won't find him doubling much of anything. Still, the higher magic does make him into a better staffbot, and he cooks a mean sagittae. In fact, the man is built like a proper battle medic, a fact that I highly enjoy. How exactly? Well, check out his skills:

- Breath of Life: Whenever Hawk attacks, all allies within 3 tiles gain 20% of their health back. Can be useful in some situations. I like how it sorta incentivices fighting with him over just plain staffbotting.

- Bond: All allies within 3 tiles gain 10% of their HP back at the start of each turn. Like Kirin, but worse in exchange for one more tile of range, which isn't such a bad place to be.

At level 18, he learns Boon (not to be confused with Bond, he starts with that). Boon cures status effects at the start of the turn. He'll effectively be a restorer that cannot be shut down. I am quite happy with this.

Overall, Hawk is, contrary to what his magic stat may suggest, better at staffing than Ryan but worse at combat, since his speed is far lower and he doesn't have the ability to fire top tier tomes from the get go. I like him, he's really fun. Plus, he's a green FE6 bishop. I love that.

8fqpcmdq o

All right, we're finally done with the character introductions. You may've noticed Hawk has a member card, which must mean...

...No?

6cyn8gn7 o

Oh, it's under Ryan. I mean, I know Anna says it in the Anna 'n Jake scene, but I still find it really weird that they put the member card on the guy who isn't standing on the shop.

Mgy9w4gw oW1q0jphk oJr9opvog o

Surprisingly cheap silvers. If only we had the money to get any of it.

R5iqel5i o

Well, regardless. Hawk moves south and takes some staves from the convoy. Really pushing it with these. I need cash fast so I can replenish my basic heals, at the very least.

Lkexqn60 oNwuhdu45 o0sc9qz5g oC7obacud o

Then Evan gets us started on the combat!

Q1orw4pd o

Afterwards, I panicked as I realized Evan can't tank the phobos' sun weapons. Thus, I swapped him to nosferatu.

Qgejcwdu o

And Astrea to slime, like that's gonna do anything.

Wrslhxo3 o

Sigh... Off to a good start. But seriously, those two bastards are evil. How can you put two people with weapons that pierce defenses just far enough that you can't reach them? That's so twisted!

Zebyaozs o

Well, we'll just have to hope for the best. Carter, please crit this guy.

P50ku94k o

That is not a crit.

Kgd9y3rh o

That is... that is not a... Oh, please... Carter! Barely anybody has ever used you! Are you really gonna do this to the one guy that's giving you a chance!?

Id0xzffo o

Heh... The best thing about Hawk's absurd power is that he can deal a mean blow with siege tomes. He even comes with what I'm pretty sure is the highest-level of them all, fimbulvetr. Yeah, it's a siege tome in this game. I still can't pronounce it.

Yjybcq8y o4p4a82f9 o

Might as well use this to help with the wolves, since Carter failed miserably.

Nelmcbv7 o

Green bishop is enough of a reason to use this guy. Except I already barely had enough room for everyone, and three deaths is not enough for all these newcomers. We'll see.

Zsos7aic oN6fldwvw o

Ryan's power is not as high as Hawk's, but as you can see, he can still do some stuff. Swarm is a siege tome with 25 uses, by the way, so there's little reason to hold back with it.

Bd4e5xmk o0opx6y2s o

There we go!

Qcxs2qhu o

Crit?

Xc1hp5vn o

No crit.

Fiv7lvfk o

You've got to be fucking shitting me. Why is everyone missing this wolf!? This is giving me awful flashbacks to the time everyone missed a wyvern in FE6 and that resulted in someone's death... I can't even remember who. Too many people died in chapter 21, the details are all foggy.

Xe6nqdlj o

Ayyy, Chrysler and Kirin A!

97xkdz6d o

S7fegomf oI'll tear down the old one and build a new one on top of it.

Lgjkwhcy o That's... awfully inefficient, isn't it? Why not just use the old building?

S7fegomf oThere, I'll only teach the old method of Pyron's teachings. The ones that made the people love him so much in the past.

Lgjkwhcy oThe ones that were wrong, too.

7edpyz6l oThat's very sweet of you. Church is a form of community and school. The life lessons that can be learned in a proper environment are endless. I wish I had a goal like that for when the war ends.

S7fegomf oYou haven't decided what you want to do yet?

7edpyz6l oI think I will go back to helping the Fire Clan again. They will likely be the ones leading any future rebuilding effort of the Republic. I want to help with that any way that I can.

S7fegomf oI think that's a wonderful goal to have, my old friend. I'm happy to know we have such admirable future plans.

Vrmnybq9 o

Pretty sweet support. These two are both Amaterans, and though they firmly stand against what the republic is like under the revived Pyron, it's clear that they still want the best for their homeland. Good on them. Now let's hope I don't get either of them killed.

Nfgqpmpf oTlarrpup o

And now he can use his brave axe to finally, finally kill this dog. He could've been dead ages ago if Carter and Kirin hadn't missed...

Bulzaozd o04mrns3s o

And now, rallies.

Ssxvioah o

That looks kinda bad, but well, it's the best I could manage.

Zkbjausz o

As for the meme squad...

Yxkihh3x o

Chad will hopefully double-crit this guy and take him out.

Gmy7cpwp oO7fbgb9l oA146e544 o

No dice.

Bvhjbun7 o

Oh, and now Tailtwo is in range of death.

Ff3uyqct o

Meh, I'd like to preserve the magic rallies, if nothing else. Now he can pick his poison.

Ypjg8xgo o

The rest of the gang just flees.

1ywzlfdf oKjl6cqq8 o

Oh, thank goodness... The Phobos are going against the Jojo reference instead of my units. I'm so glad.

Fxlkjbtw oIdcgv3go o

Actually, everyone is going after him. No complaints here!

Qpjzk7kb o

This guy has made this choice.

Vj3ralpx oXwfpxrkd oZ4ykjv5m oFxnzpyuc o

He chose wrong.

F28vsoyv o

Eresh comes under attack by a druid.

Xcipt9pf oX0snjbjh o

She wins thanks to crits.

Xa91gkok oTgkzsqz4 o

No thanks to her accuracy, though...

Ygsnlbrt oXn213khy o

Man, thank goodness for Turtle... He's died so the rest of us could live. He will not be remembered, but I'm thankful to him.

Fjh7yub9 oDi9ksskh oK2tgo1us o

AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH

61xymzyf o

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

One crit would've killed Evan.

I am so upset.

Ftznshnr oKdu9opew o

...Oh, please... Not these...!

Qmzfufrg oMpukoaqs o

Never mind.

Zjm8dedu o4wb5nh9n o

This is your daily reminder that Amaterasu is great and so is Kirin.

4sx1ytiw o

Kenton finishes the axe Phobos.

F3ek1a1y o

Ahahahah... I really love how determined he is not to let his speed overtake his strength.

95l2ryc2 oAhegzo2r o

Eren goes after one of the wolves.

Udcsxuhs o

Pffffhahahahahaha...

S5ha2xsq oMdoba5ew o

I never get tired of this, seriously. Axe Kirin is the best.

Msdsxjhj oSjw4iuzr oCubwsbwd o

Carter shoots another one down from a safe distance.

V4lcv75z o

Bramimond--

Bramimond continues to be useless in the back.

Qvfwse10 o

9 move Astrea, folks. Told ya it'd be useful.

U4fbyfbt oXhmnpwcs o

Boom, and...

Ygsewcz9 oE4qrrs8d oH56nqfd5 o

Hell yeah, big boom!

H78zzeka oD5ku6y2w oDih1np3i o

Chrysler one-rounds dragons.

Ca6fmrtr o

Damnit, Chrissy! That's not movement! How long are you going to allow Kirin to make a fool of you!?

0qlxjbom oMronpby1 o

Now, better be careful. There's a general here with a ballista (don't forget, they're a special class in this game), and he also has a stealable master crown, so I don't want to kill him too soon. That means Evan has to stay clear.

Irl83rey o

So let's just rally some defenses and stay back otherwise.

Jkoklfvh o6zr7fzjk o

Oh, this living blade has a second version of Astrea's prf. It's a pretty good weapon, so let's nab it.

Qe30egba oHzyt8lmu o88lk2i1d oOplatw91 o

Like so.

L9fz4vsr o

Hmmm... Can I hope for a crit?

Ylawv5id o7ul45mcs o

Sheesh, the RNG isn't on my side today...

Dppydpji o2kbadmzg o

Again! With some help from Blood Tide and the dancers, he's able to one-shot the bastard.

Nnjzgzhl o

Couldn't you have done that before...?

Xnyogjsv o

Well, regardless. Level for Evan.

Tj0zppsg o

The best kind of level I could ask for from you, at this point.

Hcwg7zka o

Bye siege tome.

Ci6lcjjm o

Hello stamina.

Rp5vyb1g o

Holy shit... What!? Why is his damage so bad against this druid...?

Undb34gq o

You know, I'd like to capture this umbra tome.

Ntuatlnp oAo7gsh2i o

Hmm... Yeah, that works.

Ukpyq42k oFdojt136 oNqif4usx o

Good ol' Gudgai.

Xu7p6yaa o

Here we go, the tome is ours.

Bnmv7ioe oBnogethy o

And now this. Proccing Astra only to get a crit and negate any utility the skill might've had. Classic.

5eugbac7 o

...Oh, I forgot I had already used Galeforce this turn. Whoops.

Zglb9oko o2ik0tzd4 o

Eresh grabs the tome for the time being.

Kdepphnu o

Whyfu is so bad, seriously. The best she can do is exist so we get a free recover. If we'd gotten Frost instead this wouldn't be happening.

O1duhwom o

Daedalus will be extremely useful in this map: He's going to choke this point, negating the entire eastern side of the map entirely.

Sstpu7r6 o

I imagine Vulvo will come after the group.

Aepxwd9i o

Or, he'll go after Daedalus and put himself in Carter's range. Of course.

Xmyxkuzc o

...Oh... Ooohhhh, Pyron moves! Well, well, well... How reckless of him.

7rogvkau oKb6gl2il o

Fancy animations guy goes after Daedalus.

Emm3glet o

Daedalus, you fucking failure. The one time I want you to fail, and you manage to get a 39 through? Dude, you're not supposed to kill, you're supposed to stall! Maybe I should've disarmed you...

L85gatkr o

And he gets doubled, too. Magnificent.

Sywk73ly oQjpcotuc o

This goes according to plan.

22ucer2t oLjuq7qcz o

Bye, Chad. You did something.

9okp3ryi o

Bye, Tailtwo. You did less.

Hw9ykka6 oBjuix31e o

Holy shit, Eresh is just cleaning house! Killing dragons left and right!

1u1np7ux o

Foolish fool... You think you can defeat the great Kirin!?

J5tblab3 o

Ryan continues to dodge status staves like a champ.

1wfg50wr o

...Alas...

Eyiqebru oSgbxstcy o

Oh, c'mon... Stop it! How many status staves are there here!? Is this FE6 all of a sudden?!

Cm1t8ety o

Oh hi there, green reinforcements! The peggies are carrying sagittae tomes. Nifty!

Vpjts3lm o

These guys are merely healers, but they'll serve as good distractions.

Noacat1g o

I think we're close enough. Let's inspect the bosses.

Jj8vpgp2 oMjkhxkqe oCl07uwmw o

Nail has capped strength and a killer lance. He can be... reasonably scary, but a scroll will shut him down completely, and he only moves when someone's in his range, so you can easily lure him into a vulnerable position.

Or, you can do something absolutely hilarious to dispatch him. I'll tell you what that is later.

Rhle4p4n o

As for Vulvo...

Qoicyqyj oZdvxzh1b oVtezy4h8 o

He's even worse. He has higher speed and defenses, but he'll still get one-shot by the same things that one-shot Nail. He does move, which makes him a little more unpredictable, but well, luckily for us, he decided to move in the worst possible way. Carter will get rid of him easily.

Gw5wt016 o

...Or he won't, because he just barely can't reach.

Gcw2bkfn o

This was just a waste of an ice bow use, what was I thinking?

Ol9b0wvo oMmmbakic o

There we go, Carter. I knew it'd be worthwhile to take you along.

Boc4udd2 o

From all the way overthere? Are you sure?

0r430atz oJduy167k o

...Carter...

1vhnnd0z o

Nope. I'm determined to make this work. Again!

Xbdqow2e oSu2sodap o

You son of a bitch!

Mrri5oqu o

Sigh... Fine, then. Next turn it is.

Bbhrjtfa o71ahxknc oCwq1zzmq o

Hawk grabs a restore from the convoy to cure Ryan of his silence.

Kvhogh4a o

...It was at this point that I remembered you can't capture this general.

Aaaaaand my only thief is Janet and she's way too far.

Good work, me. This is the sort of planning that I expect from you.

Xo2bxx8l o0jne8ibf o

Okay, no problem. We can put him to sleep. For now, let's pick up a bolt sword and have Astrea destroy a dragon. She can take on Nail during enemy phase.

Wg5a43bi o

Eyy, it's Arcane Blade! That means more crit, which isn't that good... Right?

Ep3rdq5s oJvlqpq27 o

Well, no! Turns out, this is actually Astrea's mastery skill: Ignis, which, if it procs, adds def/2 and res/2 to Astrea's damage.

T6yqx4wl o

Minimalistic, but not bad at all!

Wl65xbp4 o

And now she's ready for Nail.

Qh1osnzd o

Okay, I think it's time. Let's sleep the bastard.

Srmhdhkk o

......

Oh, for the love of-- WHERE THE HELL IS MY SLEEP STAFF!? I LEFT IT ON AN UNDEPLOYED UNIT, DIDN'T I. FUCK ME SIDEWAYS. WHY CAN'T I DO ANYTHING RIGHT!? FUCKING HELL!

46asyvn9 o

And then I panicked and just tried to do whatever.

3qxeddfg oRuyi90fk o

Like saving Kenton from a horrible death in his sleep.

E4l5hqft o

...Fuck my life... What now?! I can't let him through, he one-shots Hawk!

Eyg9bozm o

This is an awful idea, but Bramimond can tank. Fuck it.

Xq5ceyjh o

Noooooooooooo... Hawk!

3awngay5 oBvdhrm9j oM9hc4kao oO0g84twb o

Fine, then. We're using rescue to save him.

Aebegyee o

Lack of strength is a bit disappointing, not gonna lie. Also, how does she just continue to get defense even when she has a scroll that nerfs defense and buffs speed?

Rxkxxmdk o

...You have to be kidding me. HE STILL REACHES HAWK?! NO!

Ffrahkrg oQbbprzal o

Out! Out! Out of the way!

Mpd18zaz oVmjrblof o

This is a disaster. This is a complete fucking disaster.

Leianp4b o

At least I get to watch this fuck die.

Jr2lwtu5 oPib5g2ly o

I rule the air supreme, he says.

1he9tujo oPivlmnra o

Get the fuck

Ouye64nm o

OUTTA HERE!

Udukoy1o o

Yes yes yes.

5xrpnkos o

Defenses and con. I am fine with this.

Osmor1mv o

Oh, you can't be serious... Two greenies appeared up there and they're making Pyron go in the wrong direction! No!

An9ilphy oOgxtttu4 oF1qekuxd o

As expected, one of the healers comes under attack. Handy distractions, they are.

El18dmzy o

Oh my fucking god, he's actually gonna kill the guy... Stop it, Daedalus! You aren't supposed to succeed here!

Udzoi6kl o

...Never mind! It doesn't even fucking matter, because the sleep staff blunder has cost us the run!

8nx3ylb2 o

Astrea does have a death quote, but I forgot to screenshot it.

I can't fucking believe it. All because I forgot to put a sleep staff back in the convoy.

Who. Who the fuck has it.

Rozu3s5i o

Clea. Piece of shit, she didn't even use it last map.

Qhyvjix6 o1j0qpc8s o

Okay, so let's do this. I've had one of the benchies take all the useful staves that were still on other benchies, and put them into the convoy. Why I didn't do the same with the equinox tome that's just gathering dust in his inventory is beyond me.

Bjadfpzr o

Let's get started once again.

X1doj91h o2ejrlfnd oJv9sneoi o

Instead of missing, Kirin hits critically this time. Way to go!

Kj6tbpb2 o7llc9hhs o

I do this again. This time, I make sure to get him a scroll so I don't suffer another heart attack.

1xtpnwnx o8y1sriq8 o

After that, Chrysler assists Clint in killing the third dog. We're doing better already!

Gygn1n9v o

This happens again.

A3poiiss o

...Kinda. Chad deals more damage with his sword, and I'm hoping him being injured will more reliably lure the enemy towards him instead of me.

Xixdzq54 o

...And then I changed my mind and had Ryan take a physic staff so he can heal Chad. Sure.

Miealita o

Aaaaaaaaaaaand Ryan can't reach because low magic. Oh, well.

Wl2koaot o6whwfquy o2xtgkdjf oRpow0zaw o

Much better.

Wmdi7mho o

Evan, Chrysler and Clint can all die from the barons. There has to be a better way to do this.

8st0ieo6 o

No.

NO!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! NO!

HE WENT AFTER CLINT BECAUSE HE DOESN'T HAVE A SWORD EQUIPPED THIS TIME! FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!

T9jvdyrv oWjbuhllp o

Well, this happens the same way, at any rate.

Qelvjqq8 oHojz0ktk o

Whyfu doesn't die this time. Hurray.

Rt5lfkzj o

These dragons are the least of our problems.

Pnyhifmi oA86rntu2 oQzk0pmby o

Ohohohohohoho! Aegis + crit = extreme damage even when the displayed might is 0.

Sbj6e73b o

Unfortunately, he is unable to finish the job. But he did more than I would've expected, so it's all good.

Edvu4cwy o

Oh, thank God... Oh, thank fucking God! The living sword blocked the bow baron from finishing Clint! Thank goodness... Oh, phew... So close...

Uajicgi8 o

He can't even finish Chad. This is the best that could've happened. I'm so happy.

A90gfrkc oXlsbdguq o

Hah! You can go fuck yourselves. No chance to end Evan this time.

Yvu4tb1f o1obrmokp o

Eyyyyy, Ryan was a boss again!

Ekjxnxr1 oDbauduhl o

You know what I'm about to say.

Thanks, Kirin.

Qobkwmuz oH3jnqad7 oZfoyqvaj o

Pretty sure the flashbang is Kenton finishing this dreadfighter.

Oeoqzdao o

Ahahahah... He gets an even better level, but he's still not about to let that strength be overtaken!

Oaguzhal o0d1ti2lq o

Eyy, Ryan got a crit. I can record a gif of this animation, because I like it. The thunder looks wonky because it shares one of its colors with the sprite's pants. Evan's pants were white, so the thunder looked like proper green thunder.

J2jmc12u o

This could be the end of Turtle. A sacrifice I am fine with.

M4s6eoek oZckwt37t o

All right.

Rk2dxqtk o

Hmm, maybe I can do this... We'll see. We've got plenty of more important things to do.

He3cbqq3 oQpzj7nbp o

Clint shoots down his savior.

Q5pzany4 o

Defense is good. Also, level 19? Wow, I hadn't even noticed, but Clint is closer to tier 3 than anyone else! Perhaps he shall be our first baron.

Dudepbum o

Awww, Astrea just barely can't kill these guys with shaver...

53jnqckm o

Can I hope for a crit?

Pxzyvd4e o

Shame.

2wco2egi o

Honestly, better than last time.

Sw1qjm8g o75uzzrs2 o

Carter happens again.

Mkm60rul oIgiwoeht o

I have changed my mind regarding Eren. Instead of what I was about to make him do, he injures the remaining Phobos.

7azzmdgo o41wtbcro oVjwccosh o

Dexithea wraps it up.

4eskm8zc o

......

Fuck it. We're trying this.

Hsgohumj o

Hell yeah, capture from full health! Kirin is officially as cool as Hicks. She also got a level from that. Get some speed, girl!

2zlx7ygp o

Eyy, there's that speed I was hoping for! Cool.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wait, wha--

1ovvstqx o1ovvstqx o1ovvstqx o1ovvstqx o1ovvstqx o
Eh3qehux o

1ovvstqx o1ovvstqx o1ovvstqx o1ovvstqx o1ovvstqx o

Can I pledge to be this woman's slave for the rest of my life? Because I'd really like to be this woman's slave for the rest of my life. Chain me up in your basement, Kirin.

Ahem, I-I mean...

...No, you know what? Fuck it, that's what I meant. I'll thirst over the fictional, 16-bit female all I want if this is my reward. Y'all can stick your bonking batons up your derrieres. I've got the 10 move waifu. What do you have? Huh?

Holy fucking Christ.

Dusxbtkh oKcfs0evd o

I feel numb right now.

Kojy7wbf oP0sfzvze o0siiqsmq o

Okay, okay, okay... Look, let's just... Let's concentrate. If I lose that level my brain will implode.

Xopwkmsw oJwxzp0ya oJ67qrwcm o

A support between Chrysler and Goddess happens again. If you're wondering about the camera, I had to rewind because I missed the shot. My hands were tembling, okay?

G5ig0wjt o

Okay, Chrysler. Time to prove your own worth.

Tyhsqlmk o

How? How is this possible? He has a 20% move growth and he can't keep up with fucking Kirin! I know I just gave her a move scroll too, but... It was the lesser one! +3% move is still just 5% move! Condor only managed to get that once in her entire life! What is this sorcery?! Is my ROM corrupted, is that it? Is my ROM corrupted with the very specific effect that Kirin's movement growth is multiplied by like, 20?!

T9qbaoen o8lnbucml oZlqlugzf o

Huff... All right. Breathe in, breathe out. Let's calm down.

Making great progress here. We're almost in the clear! For this area, anyway.

Dh8lp966 o

Remember when I said there's an absolutely hilarious way to dispatch Nail? Well, and Vulvo and Fox if he's present, for that matter. Here it is: Base Hawk with the tome he starts with one-shots the lot of them. Amazing. The supreme ruler of the air, ladies and gentlemen.

Uvidytyw oLnzjdqra o6y6qjn49 oJybcgupk o

Now he rules hell supreme. Except he doesn't do that either. Carbos is there already, that piece of trash.

Filudnvz o

Almost a level from Nail. Nice.

X9qcpwlw o8up78kc4 oHzqwzgw7 o

We're almost there. Only the second general to go, and then we'll be golden.

Hppqhstj o

Eyy! Shame about the lack of magic, but I'm glad he got resistance again.

P7rvgmjd o

...Hmmm...

Gajpt8wv o

Maybe with a skill rally he'll have more of a chance to end it in the first half of the battle with a crit?

Lnxfzvfn o

Pffft... I mean, every little bit helps?

Nlkods5c oWfikvowr oPuqyyq0t oMsz3u3jg o

Hell fucking yeah, Sure Shot brings it home.

Sv0zxaph o

...Fuck, Hawk!

Lyjcdrnc oFharmwdq oEsmp9bro o

While she approaches the general's area, Janet helps Hawk escape and he heals Chad again in the process. He gains a level, I just took the shot just before the EXP bar started moving.

Tktcngvk o

Bleh...

Icserosi oN2bgup13 o

He loses the physic but gains Renewal.

Uachjeuf oB3vkr2x2 oQ2jmtmus o

Well, that well... Honestly amazingly. Couldn't have gone better. Only thing left is to get Carter to move north. I'm hoping Vulvo will do the same idiotic move again.

Wdraqnhg o

Hell yeah, he fell for it again!

Vfwxjsmf oTngelnyp oPgm53wvq o

Even Daedalus managed to miss this time, like I wanted him to. I am so happy with this second attempt, Astrea's death was the best thing that could've happened.

Dt4ia2z3 o

The Phobos with the master crown charges at Lex. Not exactly what I expected him to do, but it's fine.

Nqja5tpr o

HOLY SHIT it's still fine, it's still fine.

Qjmzfcn5 o

Whyfu is dead. What a shame.

Uibeblls o44vmxgl8 o

Eresh, on the other hand, just continues to do her thing.

6fanhkie oKsanc2fg o

Ryan gets silenced. However, Turtle miraculously dodges the sleeping, so that's great.

Rshs3kwm o

Hoo, boy... That was way too close, though.

Ohytwdgu o

...Oh, crap. Crap, crap, crap, no! Janet just barely can't reach-- No, wait, never mind, it's fixable.

Cvsywrdd o

I almost forgot Relina has Swap, it's so situational.

Catuigpc oH1mzorgp o

But right here, it has saved our ass. Thanks, Relina! Ever the master of utility.

Rpaykces o

And now we can kill him. Worth a shot?

Imf7yrxu o

Meh.

6eidfdxq o

Also worth a shot?

Oyftsjrf o

Yeah!

Vdhvvodg o

Hwahahahahah.. Look at that, man. She two-rounds this moloch with the magic mallet!

Vbwck46g o

...and without it, too! This woman is too epic.

As5jf8w1 oRcqlym7e o

She doesn't even take any damage, because she crits.

Jd6kwmtk o

Everyone should learn from Kirin's epicness. Till they do, however, they can heal a dumb meme.

11ifmnyl o

All right, Carter. Once again. Can you pull this one off?

Bbrhcadg oQcu5kynn o

Oho! Sure he can!

3xbkkkhi oLs0hajav oS9zgwjky o

Way to go, Carter. Show off for the audience. Make a good case for yourself to them... And me, because this is the first time I'm ever using you, hahah.

6p1nkzeu o5h7gxnbn o

Mirielle grabs the second restore from the convoy and takes over Hawk's Ryan curing duties.

Izjojpv3 o

That's pretty fine.

Ecgw9tfm o

I can now take down Mu.

Renmsfxp o26z1rnkr oWamzrra7 o

Mu suffers the same fate as their pal John, in that they disappear after their introduction, and then return as a minor boss that immediately dies. At least Mu doesn't vanish from the face of the earth if they survive the map, though... Instead, they are killed in a cutscene at the end. Soooo yeah. Their only purpose seems to be to drop another strength tome and not much else. What a shame, too. I love their design.

Wjxzstyw o

Okay, better be extremely careful, though. Mu is in Hellen's range.

Ufqtemuh o

Hellen is exactly the same as before. She's really far, though, we'd have to waste too many turns to kill her. I mean, I guess I could just use a siege tome, but I've used enough of those today. It's fine, I mean, she doesn't move and she's on the wrong side of the map. She's no threat. We can kill her in her next appearance.

Chrid96g o

Ryan doubles back towards the throne so he can keep Daedalus going.

Whqd1oah o

As I said before, I can kill Mu.

"Can" doesn't mean "will", though. That can kill Lex. Low chance, but you know what it is with me and low chances. If the RNG can turn Kirin into the ideal goddess, it can turn Lex into the ideal corpse.

Nfobcftq o

Maybe Evan's support will give him hit?

Hxkjgemv o

Bah... Condor?

7sy5ngkv oIxdnhslr o

Oh my God, seriously? Guys, damage is not what he needs!

48ctcoq7 o

Fine, then. It's not like Mu moves. We can wait a turn.

4lsw9lby o

The situation up here.

Jstfbuh5 o

Gill moves north toward the greenies, but unlike in the last attempt, some generics have actually begun moving before Pyron. Hmmm... if I'm lucky, the two reinforcements will perish before they can distract Pyron. That'd be excellent!

3v11rqvu o

Well, that's one...

Fj0ny5gh o

Yeah, yeah, whatever you say.

Rmgpz2ze o

Hell yeah! Surely now Pyron will head towards us, then.

Zwenlhik oMmhb9ncy o4efus0zz o

Through the power of PCC and Adept, Eresh almost takes down this druid singlehandedly.

Bcx1nd3s o

Hoo, boy... That's a lot of friends.

Uarlfnlc o

Okay, look, Eresh is epic, but this is too much even for her.

C5kfujij o

Fucking hell, really? Again?

Ycewfhvo oSucd4zzl o

Ahahahahah... Okay, yeah, that I am fine with. Please aim for that one, everyone.

Gafcufiz o

Pfft.

Hr834xos o

This may look pretty good, but... it's less good than you'd expect, and I'll get to why soon enough.

Kncxgigc o4c7qfq7q o

The two sagittae pegasi kill a wyvern lord. That makes them above average green units, though not quite to the level of the one druid from the desert.

Bjrwe8cm o

Oho, thanks a lot, girl!

Rjgw0zah oAcmjwyfj o

Hmm... That's actually in range, and I could always use another sleep staff. Let's fuckin' do it!

Jcxlc7vd o

This will leave her almost dead, and then someone else can finish the job.

8vpnb41a oPd1hajng o

Or, Carter can get a crit on the first strike too. Way to go, man! I've already forgiven you for your subpar performance in the first attempt!

Zptrfjjc o

Hoho! Absolutely awesome level, too! He even got magic for better ice bow shots. I am happy with you, Carter. Just a shame your sprite has no green in it. But I'll survive.

9ywwdhyu o

Sleep got!

Joiulda0 oJsjqbd5v o

Some more curing for the Ryan.

0xbyvrhd o

He then proceeds to heal Daedalus.

Hwzruvj0 o

This side is decently covered for now.

P71o7gcr o

Oh my God Lex just barely dies if he misses Mu twice...

Fxv2sb1l o

Fuck it. Fuck it to hell. Condor does it.

Pqkhym1a o

Mu has this battle quote against everyone from Propater. Anyone else gets "Heh, Pyron. Some god you are."

Mky3h7ty oVlk86muf o

Either way, Mu goes down.

Wby8evs9 o

Well, this pretty safely confirms Mu's allegiances. They (and John, for that matter) were never truly with Pyron after all.

Pqgyus2t o

Thanks a lot.

N6tp4kqn o4ypczckh o

And now, Eren gets her out of Hellen's range! Very good.

Jnefg755 o

Next up, it's time to get through. Can Lex pull this off?

M0hjsqst oT50kv6fy oMcy9qpjs o

Hell yeah he can!

Ayf6fznq o

Now, remember when I told you that getting to Pyron wouldn't be as easy as it seems?

9tioo6y0 o0bcepbi6 oLgpql4uy oIlp3eqfe o

This is the reason.

You thought Carbos was a monster? Mandrake is a monster and a half. With impeccable defenses, extreme HP, no less than four capped stats, a brave axe and tower defense+ so you can't even try to cheese him with long-ranged weaponry, Mandrake is a killing machine with no weaknesses that very few people could survive a round against, let alone kill. The good news is, he does leave soon enough. But still, I don't want to play the waiting game...

By the way, I love how he dislikes nothing. He may be an insane lunatic that is more terrifying than God, but he doesn't let all that stop him from being a wonderful, positive person.

1xwhqvhw o

Anyway, Chrysler can't reach anything, so he just rallies.

R0xdo2ki o6na4ub2m o

Hmmm... I wonder. Perhaps we can sleep Mandrake?

Hn65qh4z o

Yeah, didn't think so.

Xd0pajq9 oC1avbuth o

Well, we can sleep this guy. He's closer to us than the rest of the group, and I'd rather not maneuver around him if I could avoid it.

2nhqawue o

Much better. We've room to do our stuff now.

Zcpgca79 oWfnmnb9z oJwn6mojn o1un8omkl o

Noone on this side can drop Condor, so Eren gets danced for and does it himself.

M71tnycd oA0ewzgxd o

Lyon animations are cool even when he's just staffing.

X5m51xbm o

All right. We're hidden behind the pegasi, but I'm still a bit anxious, not gonna lie... Here's hoping nobody gets hurt.

Emroum2t oHkueppe4 o

Ah, excellent! Pyron and Gill are doing what we want them to do, which is come closer.

Z322iybo o

...MANDRAKE'S COMING TOO RUN

Kvdv49jw oF5rtvtja o

Evan got hit by that. Terrible screenshot, I know, but... Evan got hit by that. Nice. I mean, I guess I had to pay my debt for Kirin to the RNGoddess in some way or another.

Awxa8pxn o

...Fuck.

FUCK, FUCK, FUCK, MANDRAKE HAS POWERSTAFF, HE GETS ANOTHER MOVE AND DEXITHEA IS IN RANGE, NO, NOOOOOO!!

Djlvnxhv oVmzce2tu oGow66nqs o

Good Daedalus doing his thing.

Ywlyyak7 oAwi9chhw o

Man, these pegasi, though. She just lived through a hit from a wyvern lord! Some of my playables would die from the same thing!

49tacxiu o8jjalrho oIt7nynnk o

Up here, the guests fight their best to defend the way to Ganesha.

Ncn1i8lg oXvgrabdx o

Hoho! Gudgai's just cleanin' house!

635pjisq oJngg1y0c o

These were just unfair match ups. For the enemy.

Vpuxvglq oScvf2bzm oMaig6pit oUjlacgyd o

Looks like I was wrong. Molochs don't use bottles when casting spells. They just stab their staves into the ground. Still pretty neat.

Cp8y9urc oDs2awvyl o

Oh, fuck no... Fuck no, KIRIN IS IN MANDRAKE'S RANGE NOW! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH PANICPANICPANICPANICPANICPANICPANICPANICPANICPANIC--

5z17q00j o

Oh, an enemy from above came down... Not too bad, though.

...We're running out of enemies, though... Mandrake will make his move soon.

Not gonna lie, I'd rather it was Dexithea than Kirin... Logic dictates the green pegasis or the druid will go down, but you never know.

Libd8q2q o7ivzootl oGnet4vqa o

Oh, for the love of-- STOP LEAVING ME IN SUSPENSE! WHO IS MANDRAKE GONNA OBLITERATE!?!?!?

Yhihta2c oF2f7r22j o

...Nobody, because he prioritizes using staves.

Good. I'm not even mad that he landed the 17% right after landing the 27% on Evan. Who cares. Mandrake could've used all that luck to kill someone.

4j6wjbhb o

Cyra Jeigans another guy with her sagittae.

Mdnus5b7 oB5q5u8y5 o

Thanks a lot, girl! I mean, Lex could've done it from full health with a steel bow, but still. Thanks.

Iwmun1kj o

Now... Here's the problem. Pyron is right there. We can almost reach him. The issue is, we must make it through Mandrake...

K9vpxhit o

Hahahahahahah.

No.

5vjh5mbe o

She can reach Pyron from where she is. That's hilarious. I don't deserve you, Kirin...

Etmxrj5s o

I mean, sure, she faces some... slight difficulties, when taking on the guy, but still.

Vlapjysz o

Even from up close, Mandrake has too much resistance to be put to sleep. We'll have to do this the hard way.

I've actually never killed Mandrake here. The only other time I killed Pyron, I waited Mandrake out first. Mandrake and Scribe both leave after a while, actually. It's a viable strategy. Not really as viable when he's right on top of us already, though...

Fqlgtmf1 o

Holy shit... this guy.

Wxfgmtyf o

Hmmm... Oh hey, Kenton's actually just barely fast enough to avoid getting quadrupled by Mandrake. I mean, he still dies, but I believe we can fix that...

Efz2rzzp oD5sysbfx oCopmfidm oRdt47bju o

Bramimond's sprite. It's a cool palette. Don't get used to it, I don't think we'll ever see it again.

Li724ogh o

Okay, fairly certain that from full HP Kenton lives.

Myxnhmky o

Still... I'd love to put Relina next to him for maximum damage output. We'll need all we can get against the Evil Moulder himself.

Kcupldi8 o

So let's move Condor, and have her shoot down a peg while she's at it.

Ds39uq4t o

She could've died there.

Izqkfsbq oC9vpely2 oRmdtchpx o

And now it's on. Look at little Relina, one-rounding something! Ain't that a sight to behold!

Uunapgfx oW7r2upjn oYelduoon o

Hell yeah.

W5sl8l63 o

Well, that's pretty damn great. Nihil means Astra is out of the question, but with a crit, we could get some shit done.

2medwrnm o

Oeel1c86 oNo hard feelings, yes?

Gcbni48m o

He's such a nice and polite man. You almost wouldn't believe he would eviscerate you without a second thought.

7an0kav8 o

Also, no crit.

Lamgp1na oZll81ogg o

At least he dodged one of the axes. A dance, some healing, and we can try this again.

Ji5pf06x oBvmexxnj oEcj2czgv oUhdqcirj o

Some rescue shenanigans allow Janet to come closer.

Smqzlc5z o

...And then I thought "hey, maybe I should check how Astrea does against him." She just barely dies...

1xqcavhy oYk2inwjx o

...Even with a rally, unfortunately.

Qhqtuf47 o

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand then I realized that was a waste of a rescue charge, because Astrea one-rounded Evil Moulder from the start with the brave sword.

Pffft... Poor Pyron, man. His idiot son turned Astrea into a better fighter than him and all of his elites. Jesus Christ...

Dplgadza o7wnrmofe o2ckituf1 o

Look at her go. She's such a badass.

Vekdrsch oZfr4k9cw o

She doesn't even let him hit her once. Poor guy.

Lmcwzru5 o7aza4iyh oAu8lqxer o

I really hate having to do this to such a beautiful man, but surely he understands, it has to be done.

Eqjhzn8e o

Astrea's sound thrashing leads to what I'm pretty sure is the last instance of a boss retreating instead of dying. Both he and Scribe do this. They are kinda important going forward, and they leave rather soon anyway, so I can understand Blademaster would just do this. I'm willing to give 'em some leeway. When it's not as common as it is in, say, modern official FE, it's not nearly as annoying.

Rgadqtkg o

Awwwww... Shame about the level, though. Still, she's good enough as is. She can afford a couple duds.

4wpfwbez o5pz30int o

Now that we've broken through, we can begin to blitzkrieg our way towards Pyron.

Yndozbdy o

And if you're thinking "but Ruben, you're super exposed here. People gonna die."

Utfso1zu o1qmwhrk1 oOp8mz6rj o12pvwhm5 o

Well, let me just say...

Ddxikywe o1k3pea5c oPres2mxe oErlyjw3h o

There is something you have forgotten.

Mxjcg40s oK94eymfh o

But first, uhhh free bolt sword! Mine.

Ozkzze1z oUhzbipri oArkelg1f o

Anyway, about the thing you might've forgotten...

Po5iz7kl o

There's a dragon vein on the map.

5zqsdudb o

And no, Gill and Pyron are not immune to it.

With our entire army in position, I am fairly certain Pyron's fall is assured. Maybe even Gill and Scribe, too.

0thesxhr o

Oh, hello there. She's aiming at the female druid, who foolishly placed herself in meteor range.

Vynhjctm oHi3ya1fb oYjgmacgz o

Oh, well. R.I.P. lady.

Kfcfq4kk oL3fl7tnl oMu0m3w30 oCawgnu4q o

Up here, Gudgai continues to do a great job of defending the throne room. He cannot last forever, but we don't need him to last forever.

...Of course, there's the fact that I just needlessly risked his life instead of moving him out of the Phobos's large range of 0 movement. Because I forgot. Sigh...

Gbcj1khu oD9bmyfad o

During the ally phase, this girl makes herself useful by poking at this sleeping guy.

Dq29sbfp o

Oh, that's rich. You've lost every single one of your commanders except for Gill and Scribe, and your frontline has crumbled so spectacularly that half of the enemy army is running straight at you.

Adpsh5xn oMandrake, Scribe! Retreat to Elementos. Best not be too unprepared. My instinct is that Zalmoxis has something further planned.

Oeel1c86 oAs you wish, my Lord.

Jivxkmdt o

Well, too late to shank Scribe. Too bad, but it doesn't really matter.

Tejkyiqf o0ejevj0d oA3ciqaxn oYyi2segk o

Gill has 110 crit. That's the most remarkable thing about him. I forgot to screenshot his tome's stats, but well... Suffice to say, it's a 1-3 range that's pretty much guaranteed to kill anyone it hits.

Except scrolls shut this guy down even harder than Nail, and with that done, he poses far less of a fight than Mandrake. Pathetic!

Of note is the fact that Joanne can talk to him. I'll show this conversation off later, but what it does is remove him from the battlefield. I... fail to see the utility of this. Joanne is extremely slow and frail. It's a huge ordeal to get her to him, especially since she can't even be danced for by Janet. Not to mention, you then lose the experience. It's a lot easier to just kill this idiot. He's a walk in the park compared to Carbos, anyway.

Cvvlpywx o3ubfzf9a oQfhhprqh oD0gvfslu o

As for Pyron, he remains unchanged, except for the fact that he no longer has his uber sword that buffs his stats. As such, he is now killable. He should be harder than Mandrake, with even more capped stats and a fancy sword... But his weapon isn't brave and his HP is a meager 60, so as long as you send someone with a scroll to fight him, he isn't. Funny how that works.

9d8totmu o4ol87xt4 oY47zkpsg o

So let's just heal Relina so she can...

Nwcgsa6i o

Toss a javelin at God's face.

Vgyohdqc o

Let them indeed! I still can't get over the fact that his head is tiny in his sprite. Heck, the sprite itself looks less fancy than the regular-ass baron sprite that our armors promote to. For shame, God!

H5qggwsd o5bdf9g30 o

That was embarrassing, Relina.

Rlhxljad o

Hwahahahahah... Ahahahaha! Oh my God, Astrea! Astrea one-rounds God!

T15sx0rg o

Oh, is she? Is she really, Pyron? Have you looked in the mirror?

Falfifxj oHs8xyswq oPfgurf9q oBlncbn69 o

Because if you had, you'd see who truly is in over his head!

...Wait, what? Why is her damage 13 all of a sudden?

Qmy0hwwu o

Ahh, who cares. 8 is low enough. I was having her use Mercy, anyway. Whatever, let's see if we can kill Gill as well. That'd be amazing.

9qon3af7 oE397kffv o6qzd6f6k o

To that end...

Jvwb9xih oHrop0aeh o

Kenton does his thing.

Tfd8skst o

Oh by the way, before I forget-- See this general here? If Dartanion was still alive, he'd be standing here instead. He would also have a droppable master crown. Sucks to lose it, but what can you do.

Brhzwck7 oHcnhtmi9 oSokewotp o

With some help from a trading chain, Hawk is able to patch up Astrea.

Gljyqbmi o

Now she can go and do Gill in too.

Qzltbfz3 o

If she can land a crit with the Baselard, that'll be it. It's not guaranteed, but it's likely enough.

Kxradzvd o

This guy uses Jahn's theme from FE6. Not gonna lie, I think he uses it better. He's a lot cooler, for one.

Sohhhqk8 oand second in command of all Amateran government affairs, I sentence you to death.

Bspzeipf o

Yeah, sure. Pffhahah!

Zlxuajkb o

This is so fucking sad. All of these major bosses are just getting whooped by Astrea. It's hilarious.

Still cooler than Jahn

Ddyffwl5 o2ilgf3cf oBvbxty9z oP0bjvzre o

Fancy animations.

0sptnirj o

Unfortunately...

Axmivnse o

Being flashy won't save you from the flashbangs!

Lcocjkfe o

It's a minor detail, but I like how his death quote implies he actually dies instead of just retreating. He just does his resurrecting shenanigans once more.

Uwjwwbz6 o

Meh. I'll take it.

7aiszoal o

And now... For the glorious moment that I have been waiting for all update. I've been brimming with anticipation this entire time, writing on so that I could get to comment on this part.

Cxd2qunq o

You see, Chad has a mission.

Wgy7wba6 o

A mission to deliver a weapon.

Zdnolws2 oF2pohrdj oZnouhvcx o

From Chad to Clint, from Clint to Eren...

3bttkwly oYjoibnjk o

And from Eren, to the one and only.

Oj3pyjb3 o

The Godkiller.

Pqkrzk11 o

I just killed Pyron with Axe Kirin. You can't make this shit up. This is the best run ever.

By the way, she could've killed him with aura from the start, but I wanted to do it with an axe because it's funnier like that, and she couldn't use the swordslayer.

Imagine that. Swordslayer Kirin. The stuff dreams are made off, I tell ya!

4gl42x0c oLwwrshyt o

I wasn't sure how to handle Pyron's death, so I just blew him up and called it a day. Everyone likes pretty lights, right?

1asz7sob o

By the way, yes. He has, as a matter of fact, died. Not only is he weaker than Mandrake, but unlike Mandrake, he does not survive death. We've killed God, fellas. Pack up, go home, it's over.

Sdq9eazh o

If she gets more movement, I swear, I am going to fart my brains out of my nose.

4ov3nxtj o

Still awesome.

Blvn0sqw o

I'll have to think this over, but I think I know the perfect person for these.

Zeis311s o

Well, that didn't take long at all, did it. Gill's back up and running. Still, you lot got your asses kicked to hell and back, hah! We're too awesome, it's honestly unreasonable.

Sohhhqk8 oAt least we were able to recover his fragments of power. We can revive him in Elementos using our remaining fragments of Mila's. Doing so will make him much weaker, but we have no other choice. Inform our remaining troops to fight to the death. We must leave.

9qk5ifz8 oI mean, sure, Pyron immediately gets revived. For all intents and purposes, this has no effect on the story. But I still love that the game lets you kill off the main antagonist right here and emphasizes how cool of a feat that is. It's so much better than just having him retreat. Plus, though we won't see it in this run, this actually can have a consequence, depending on your choices.

0q2ytxz7 o

Iear51dw oIt's a short lived victory. We weren't able to recover his body from the enemy. Although he will be heavily weakened, it's likely they can still revive him. With how the enemy formation has changed, I can handle the rest. You all retreat to the Teleport circle. Pyron's temporary death doesn't remove his immediate threat.

T5kcwfit oVery well. Take care of yourself Bramimond.

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Oh hey, it's that woman we saw in a house during the snow map!

Iear51dw oIt matters not. Let the two of us wipe out everyone else here. Zalmoxis needs to know how weak Pyron has become.

9qk5ifz8 o And that's the end of the scene... Except, here's the bad thing about killing Pyron: We miss out on another scene. It's a scene that reveals... quite a few important plot tidbits, and yet it's missable if you take the objectively correct approach to this map. I don't get it. Could be an oversight for all I know, because Bramimond and Remmy's dialogue implies it happens anyway offscreen. In any case, it's pretty important, so I'll show it here.

I4eciqiw o

Gaotwsa3 o

Adpsh5xn oAh, Bramimond. In a way, I see you as an old friend of mine as well. Indeed, it has been far too long since we last fought. I'm jealous of Gill for having gotten to fight you sooner.

Sohhhqk8 oBut we aren't here for a duel this time.

Iear51dw oWhatever you're here for, it doesn't matter anymore. My last plan has been enacted.

Adpsh5xn oAh yes, your Teleport spell. It will be a good way to test my runt and Larry.

Lgjkwhcy oOho... Well, shit. Turns out they knew.

Iear51dw oExcuse me?

Sohhhqk8 oFoolish child. Even if you possessed Naga's fragments at some point, that does not mean it is impossible to surpass you in magical skill. I saw through this farce ages ago.

Adpsh5xn oI have moved those I consider worthy, and my successful experiments, to Elementos already.

Lgjkwhcy o Oof... Poor Prime Raisin. He wasn't considered "worthy", it seems.

Adpsh5xn oOf course, Sol does not know this. While it is regrettable you captured him, his information was likely not that useful in the end. After all your planning, the people you let die for you...

T5iyoes5 o

Iear51dw o...

Adpsh5xn oYes, master and purpose lost, you grew bored and made a country for fun. Then you had them all dance on your palm to satisfy your lack of meaning. You are nothing more than a relic. But my friend, I can offer you new purpose.

Iear51dw oNew purpose? Ha ha... ha ha... Hahahaha! Do you imply I will betray Zalmoxis and join you? You ask if I am not used to being a toy? I've spent years being his toy. If you are offering that freedom to me now, you are far too late. Isn't that right, Remmy?

H1h3kw0s o
 
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Sohhhqk8 oAnother apostle of Zalmoxis?

Adpsh5xn oJust one though. I see. The gate to his lair is not here if only one shows up.

Iear51dw oZalmoxis is the only god worthy to rule this world. And I have no problem being his puppet for all eternity.

4aytmmnx oYou know Pyron, Paris went with the group that just left.

Lgjkwhcy o...Paris!? Well... That's bad news.

4aytmmnx oHe may have a head start on you back to Elementos, along with a chance to kill the girl. I'm sure even you don't want him obtaining a fragment of your power?

Adpsh5xn oTrue, that would be quite the annoyance, but my goal here is complete it seems.

Sohhhqk8 oMy liege, we should retreat. Let the cannon fodder left handle them.

Tywk9ira o

Adpsh5xn oVery well. My followers will shield us for an easy retreat. Let us be off, Gill. The land of Elementos awaits.

468wq7qm o

Well, that was... certainly an exchange.

Kiw86qxc o

Oh right, Ganesha. Almost forgot about him. He's the only one left here, still sitting on that throne.

...He's fucked, isn't he.

Vgc9xt4k oLord Bramimond? Who is this woman? Why is Pyron retreating?

4aytmmnx oIs it worth letting him live?

Thqljias oXgpcgseu o

Doesn't seem like Bramimond thinks so... He's even pulled a new tome out of his ass to do the foul deed!

Af98bdin oWxnjkxz2 o3lylphyq o

Welp.

Majbkykz o

Bye, Ganesha. You didn't do much, but you were all right.

8vgxesfd o

Nice. So this is the true nature of the great hero, is it... Evan was right about everything.

Iear51dw oCome, Remmy. Let us kill all the fodder left behind.

4aytmmnx oOf course. This is exactly why I am here!

Lgjkwhcy oThis is why I said that this is implied to happen offscreen even if Pyron dies. In that scene, Bramimond says "let the two of us wipe out everyone here", which... includes his own allies, it would seem. Ganesha never reappears even if Pyron dies, so I think it's pretty safe to say that he dies no matter what. A shame.

Tyj7s95r o

This scene happens no matter what, right after either of the previous two scenes. Looks like we're meeting another god...

Mlfvch4m oRegrettably, he didn't bring Baine with him.

A9sjs5wu oBaine. No core restriction. Faulty absolute obedience spell. Regrettable. Expected. Will correct. Continue observation. No threat yet.

Lgjkwhcy o This god seems to be a lot less... expressive than Pyron.

Mlfvch4m oShall I deploy my clones in the meantime?

A9sjs5wu oNo. Observe. Pyron not threat. Weak. If Garrison fail. Then send.

Lgjkwhcy oThat's... also not good, I don't think. Then again, he's not explicitly saying that Garrison works for him...

A9sjs5wu oHowever. Son. Pyron's toy. Paris. Good Plan. Kill Son. New Apostle candidate. Found. Additionally. Boy. Use Serum. New Apostle. Create.

Mlfvch4m oAs you wish.

 

Well... That's that. Quite the intense map. The first attempt was shit, but the second one? Boy, am I proud of that. Everything went positively swimmingly! Hahah, excellent. Next time, we will conclude part 3. Yeah, this wasn't the end of part 3. It felt like a good note to end part 3 on, but... Well, I suppose the fall of Amatera will be an even better note to end it on, right? We'll storm the capital of Amatera and face off against the Prime Raisin, the royal guard and the prince of Amatera. Hopefully things will go as well as in today's second attempt, and not the first! Bye, everyone. Take care of yourselves so that you may farewell!

......

Kirin got more movement. I cannot believe this. How is it possible to be this blessed? I should never complain about my luck again.

But I will. Rest assured of that. I am too insufferable not to.

 

Death count: Charles
                        Oreades
                        Joe
                        Bella

 

Reset count: 3 (Ulysses: 1, Daedalus: 1, Astrea: 1)

 

Current perfect streak: Too bad

Best perfect streak: 7 maps

 

M O V E M E N T count: 7 (Lex: 1, Kirin: 3, Clint: 1, Chrysler: 1, Condor: 1)

Blademaster's kill count: Mikey
                                             Beige
                                             Yang
                                             Yin
                                             Ciri
                                             Flora
                                             Regal
                                             Gho
                                             Ganesha

 

BONUS: You know the drill. First, this is the extended version of the final scene if Mu is alive by the end of the map. The one if Pyron lives, pretty sure nothing changes if Pyron dies.

Mcnhnxnw oWell done, my lords.

Iear51dw o? Do I know you?

4aytmmnx oAh, she's one of Ren's subordinates. She delivered the boy and serum.

Mcnhnxnw oMaster Zalmoxis was very interested in what Pyron's ultimate weapon would be. Using Doma's power to create a super being is quite interesting.

Iear51dw oAnd what of Ren's other mission?

Mcnhnxnw oYou mean Donovan? He gets along with her quite well. And of course, he is super loyal to you and your goal of killing Pyron.

4aytmmnx oSo Ren's observation of our experimental apostle is going well. Very good, Mu. Your work is complete.

And after this, Remmy just straight up blows Mu to bits. I don't understand, what's the point? Why not keep them alive so they can do more work? Sigh... So wasteful. Also, "she"? Sometimes it's she, sometimes it's he, the game just can't make up its mind. I guess it no longer matters, does it.

Now, the conversation between Joanne and Gill.

Vd6irww9 oThat's quite the pathetic state you're in.

Sohhhqk8 oJoanne! What are you-

Vd6irww9 oFighting for my family. The one that you tried to kill.

Sohhhqk8 oNo! I never tried to kill them! I only wanted to keep them safe!

Vd6irww9 oBy using force to capture them. Haa... this is why I left you. That human was so much kinder than you ever were. He actually cared about his family.

Sohhhqk8 o...Very well. I will leave. Go to Amatera with them. There, you will learn the truth and commitment of my kindness. Of the love I have for you.

I like this exchange. It sheds a different light on Gill. For as much of a mustache-twirling asshat as he usually is, Joanne seems to be his one true weakness.

Next up, Pyron has battle quotes with both Ryan and Bramimond.

Adpsh5xn oBramimond. Long have I waited for this day.

Iear51dw oGood for you. Enjoy it while you can!

 

Adpsh5xn oRyan! We meet yet again. Have at you!

T5kcwfit oReally not in the mood for this again...

Hah! I like Ryan's retort. He's just sick of all this shit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Part 20 - The raisin's last stand.

Jtdmtrf0 o:

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Last time, Kirin got more movement. Certain people are starting to suspect foul play on my part. I wish I could prove my innocence, but then again, I'm starting to wonder if I've a split personality that only manifests with the very specific purpose to RNG-abuse move levels for Kirin unbeknownst to me or something. Because seriously, it's starting to get ridiculous.

Today, I like how the title phrase applies to the enemies in this case. It tends to be the other way around.

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Finger girl and jawline man are here to tell us things.

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They go on to describe the tasks, but I'll go over them when we see the map.

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We begin with an establishing shot of Amatera's throne. Our objective for the day.

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It also happens to be Larry's objective as well.

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Jtdmtrf0 oThe one my father and I poured blood and sweat 30 years ago to defend. What Mary foolishly thought her husband wished to protect. ...You are unguarded now.

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Keg4spss o

Congratulations, Prime Raisin. You have beaten the easiest chapter in Fire Emblem History. Seriously, even FE7's prologue had two enemies before Lyn could seize.

Ikwdx69o o

Jtdmtrf0 oYou are not the only one who can declare victory for a people who aren't your own! Though I was a prince who spent his life working the trade of a spy, I saved countless lives in the shadows while you, a literal whore,

Lgjkwhcy o Excuse me, what was that?

Jtdmtrf0 oI saved countless lives in the shadows while you, a literal whore,

Lgjkwhcy o...Can I see the screenshot of that?

Lm9q5ohi o

I've changed my mind, Larry is the greatest character in the Fire Emblem series.

Jtdmtrf0 osoaked up the glory before the masses. But I took care of that as well. I rewrote countless war logs to erase your stain from history. I had your friends executed. I even bribed the nomadic clans to kill off the few loose ends that lived in Merv. But it was all worth it. It has all, at last, led to this.

Lgjkwhcy oSitting on an empty throne belonging to a literal god that is still very much around? That's your reward for all of the terrible deeds you've done out of sheer spite and jealousy? This dude's got some serious issues...

Ofe4rknn o

Oh yeah, some issues indeed. Now he's going completely delusional. Face edit's mine, as usual.

Tygdhmzh oThe fool who had to rely on a god to give him any real power is dead!

Lgjkwhcy oHe's talking about Zypher here, I think. I guess he considers "fused with God" to be the same as "dead"? I dunno, I still don't think he'll be too pleased to see you sitting on his throne when he returns... That is, I'd think that if I didn't know that the guy's straight up sacrificing both you and the throne. That's gonna be one hell of a discovery for the ol' raisinhead...

Tygdhmzh oAnd at last, at last! I have obtained what I have always deserved! What I have sacrificed so much for! I AM THE KING NOW!

Jtdmtrf0 oAh, but truly, the view from this spot is something. You can really see how unworthy the masses are, like the idiots before me now.

Dokp592h o

The "idiots before him now" are two characters that were introduced in a cutscene ages ago and were never seen again.

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Zypher's son Georgio and his most loyal subordinate Old Gale, to be precise.

Jtdmtrf0 oOld fool, you are a joke. It amuses me how you worship the being who stole your wife's life from you. Though you never truly cared for Mary.

Iksoqi5d oThis is an act of treason, Larry. Though given you are Lila's husba-

Jtdmtrf0 oI care nothing for that woman anymore. We share no connection but our son. Any woman whose mind goes to that man is not even worth loving.

Lgjkwhcy o As for this man that Lila is into, I think he's talking about Donovan. I mean, who else? This guy's entire existence seems to revolve around being jealous of Donovan...

Iksoqi5d oLike I'll believe that with the evidence right before me otherwise! Even now, Elliot marches towards the capital while you do nothing to stop him.

Jtdmtrf0 oGeorgio was left in charge. But I guess like father, like son? Without Pyron, your god, you're nothing but a weakling, aren't you?

Dqcdeymi o...You're the Prime Minister. You are the one that should be lead-

Jtdmtrf0 oBecause you are too afraid of Elliot to stand up to him yourself, eh?

Qmvmfkf4 o

Hoho! Parking his shrivelled up ass on that chair has turned him into a veritable badass! We'll see if he can keep up that tone after I put a swordslayer on his ample forehead.

Jtdmtrf0 oI will lead your pathetic troops. The rebellion will stop here.

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1zcd6gda o

Finally. The last reasonable person left on this castle.

Ozmotv0w oEnemy troops just showed up inside the castle from nowhere. It's as if they were warped inside through magic.

Jtdmtrf0 oSo the real reason Pyron left finally shows itself.

Dqcdeymi oAre you saying my father has let this happen? That you're aware of the situation?

Jtdmtrf0 oI always spy on Pyron. Usually it takes a high degree of effort, but lately, it has felt like he's wanted me to know. And now I know why. That battle idiot wants to be sure that we are truly worthy. We are the royal guard. The capital has never been attacked.

Wnusciks o

Jtdmtrf0 o...He figured out Bramimond's plan. To use the ultimate warp spell, Teleport, to move a whole army.

Iksoqi5d oA trial directly from His Holiness? Yes! Yes, Georgio, this is it! This is where we truly become worthy of our god's world! As the first son of God, lead us into battle! Prove your worth!

9qk5ifz8 o At least someone's giddy about it. Typhoon's just having the time of his life. Well, that's fine by me. If he's so eager to bite the dust...

Dqcdeymi oA trial like this? ...Father, I don't understand. Am I just a pawn to you?

9qk5ifz8 oGeorgio, on the other hand... Son of God as he may be, he was first the son of Zypher, and it does not appear that he's too thrilled at his dear ol' daddy's idea of a family game night.

Dqcdeymi oLarry, please. Leave the throne for me to protect.

Qhtfxymn o

The two of them leave to prepare. Larry first exchanges some words with his wife.

Jtdmtrf0 oI am to die here, I'd wager. A fitting end for my poor choices.

Ozmotv0w oBut in your last moments, you hope to kill Donovan's children, don't you? That's why you don't ally yourself with us?

Jtdmtrf0 oHmph. Though you did not truly love me, you were a good friend. You know me too well... farewell, old friend. I'm sorry I caused you pain.

Ozmotv0w o...Farewell Larry, my old friend.

9qk5ifz8 o Oddly self-aware, bittersweet words for the most childish, petty, jealous, wrinkly little idiot in Amatera. Is Larry the Camus of this game? It'd be hilarious if they tried to redeem the guy out of nowhere...

Aqasfvhi o

And here we are! The heroes! And Sol.

5yydcaqe oYes. That is where Father hid the entrance to Mandrake's lab. That is where his experiments to create the next evolution in humanity were done.

T5kcwfit oNone of Pyron's generals seem to be here right now. Most of the guard here is strong, but they lack experience. That, or I've simulated Cyra's own defeat too many times.

Vhfxzqd0 oWhen you become an expert at defense, you truly see your own weaknesses in full. There are not many foes here. Our goal is almost in sight. Let us go.

3gw30n4p o

Oh? Is Sol gonna join again? For real this time, perhaps?

Det8lbw5 oYou aren't helping yourself, Sol. There is no space for you in my heart now.

5yydcaqe oI don't care! Please Astrea, I beg of you, do this favor for me! At least as thanks for saving your life before!

Det8lbw5 o...You can stay close Sol, but I won't let you fight or give you a weapon.

Lgjkwhcy o ...Guess not. Feels odd in a FE game, where usually we trust everyone, even former traitors at times. Astrea is smarter than that, though - ought to be, given the amount of betrayal and death going on in this game. Much as she lacks the naive trust of almost every other FE protagonist, she also lacks their absurd luck.

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5yydcaqe oNo. No, my efforts will not go to waste. You will be mine, Astrea. You have always been mine.

Uedfz3v4 o Her decision is immediately proven wise, because Sol once again starts giving evil monologues to himself. Sheesh...

6bmmpijj oQjeyhxcx oWid4ojw6 o

Today's team. Ryan is force-deployed, but he's not a lord. He'll be benchable starting next chapter. Not that I will bench him, mind. He's Evan's last shot at an A support partner, and they have a paired ending, too. Plus, I like Ryan.

In any case, Mirielle and Joanne leave while Clea, Nereid, Artemis and Iris stay out. I hope I'll have the chance to bring them back. In remain Carter and Hawk, as well as the rest of our regulars.

9sncakpd oEfjemurt o

Time for some statboosters. First off, Kirin scarfs down the remaining two juna fruits, because nobody else is gonna eat them and hey, if they're just gonna sit there and collect dust, might as well give them to Best Girl.

Next up, the second swiftsoles. I gave it ample consideration. You see, Astrea with 11 move is the stuff dreams are made of, with Acrobat to fly all over the place and seize faster. Joanne would be able to fix her movement issues with it, or we could turn Janet into a paladin dancer, which would also be all sorts of great. Alternatively, we could give them to Evan, so he can get to points and choke them faster. I considered all of these options and more, but I ultimately decided to make the smart move and give them to J--

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...Just kidding, I immediately decided to give the boots to Kirin, so she can step on me harder-- I-I mean, so she can zoom around battlefields even faster for maximum hilarity. There we go.

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Squadallah, we're off! A scene happens after the map begins.

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The reason it happens in this weird moment is that Pae could be dead. Indeed, though we haven't seen him in... ever, we could have. If you take too long in... I think the prison chapter and the snow chapter, he shows up and begins to chase you like his name was Galzus. I believe you can kill him there and then he doesn't show here. Still, pretty difficult to see, considering he appears extremely late and there's rewards for beating those maps early.

Jtdmtrf0 oIt will be an honor to fight in this final battle with you.

3r7gcku5 oIndeed, my teacher. It has been too long since we last fought side by side. However, please forgive me for my future transgressions. I intend to win and come out of this battle alive.

Jtdmtrf0 oHeh. That is fine by me. If you do live through all this... Take this. Do with it what you will.

3r7gcku5 o...Yes. Given the circumstances, I know exactly what to do with this.

9qk5ifz8 oThis final gift of Larry's is an interesting little choice we have to make. You see, Pae will be a stationary boss. If we kill him, we get a black gem that he drops. However, if we let him leave, we'll get this gift, which is an entirely different item. The idea is that you have to choose between either... Or, if you have somebody with 24 23 speed (I didn't know until now, but it seems the steal formula is thief speed => enemy speed, not just thief speed > enemy speed), you can steal the gem and then spare him. We have no thieves with 23 speed, so we'll have to choose... However, there is a way to cheese this. I'll tell you what it is later.

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Ipfslhnf oZtmjzl3w oDtedkodm o

Well... Here it is. The final stand of Amatera's royal guard. Frankly, I'd have to call this a below-average map in this game. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind it. In fact, I think it can be fun, but... Well, this is the only map in the game that doesn't give the slightest incentive to hurry, and it consists of long corridors full of stationary armors and high-movement assholes lurking behind waiting for the right chance to charge forward, so it's kind of a slog, uncharacteristic for SGW. The objective list is so long it barely fits the screenshot: We must, in any order, recruit Lila (she's standing just above us, a number of people can do it) and kill Larry. Once that's done, we must have Elliot speak to Georgio... Except we don't have Elliot either. He appears when you speak to Lila. At the bottom of the map where we start. Meh...

You know how my turn count for this game has been, like, amazing compared to all the other ones? Not this map. I wager this map will have an utterly crap turn count. So yeah. LTC pros in the audience, fasten your seatbelts, cause this is gonna be a rough ride.

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So here's the first two problems.

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Two shitheads with ballistae and Bow Range +1. No matter. They'll be dealt with swiftly, I should hope.

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Carter to the rescue.

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My hope is that he'll get a crit on the second strike. C'mon, it's like, 78 crit, surely he'll manage.

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Yeouch! Okay, and now, for the finisher!

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Hell yeah, he even got Sure Shot!

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...No... Carter!

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Oh, please... Well, okay. Not to worry. He can finish the job in the enemy phase.

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Certainly so.

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On this side, I am hoping that Evan won't let me down.

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Heck yeah! Take notes, Carter.

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Whoa, whoa, whoa! Okay, that's a glitch, that's not supposed to look like that.

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Ahahahahah... Hahahahah! Oh my God, Kirin. And would you believe, she's still not the most move-blessed unit I've ever had? She isn't!

Bpf3arpu o

This is my Astrea from my previous run, at the endgame. She only got one pair of boots. Yeah.

...Still, the fact that Kirin is actually getting close is... Oh, goodness.

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Regardless, let's not just charge in recklessly. Dead Kirin wouldn't be as funny.

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Okay, let's see how this goes.

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This actually happens as intended. I was a bit afraid the guy would go after Clint or Relina instead, but I guess Carter's lower defenses were too tempting.

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Typhoon is immediately on the move. Larry will also begin moving soon. I'd like for Larry at least to go west, but if both of them do, it's fine by me.

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...Oh wait.

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Right. The dancers...

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...Please don't panic, but I do believe Carter is in range.

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Hah! Kirin employed some flashbangs and actually landed one of her shots!

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...Ahhh, fiddlesticks.

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What a fucking shame... And he was just getting started, too...

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I'm sorry, Carter. Fallen just short of greatness. Oh, well...

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Kirin's still alive. That's what matters.

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Ryan uses an elfire tome to almost kill this dude.

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Then Eren finishes.

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Some healing for best girl.

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All right, Daedalus. Time to prove you're worth something. Double crit!

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Well, shit, he actually pulled it off. I am positively flabbergasted.

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Nice.

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Let's get Kenton into the fray as well.

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Janet, why are you so slow?

Jtt3h58c o

Can you succeed where Carter failed, Kenton?

1enqutpk oJ0inml2e oSdhuyvwj oYa8ehnnt o

Sure he can!

Qyajdfka o

Hwahahahahahahah... God, I love this woman.

Ddl2koz0 oWwbskn8j o

You know, she gets like 50 EXP per kill. I'm so glad I threw all the juna fruits at her. I mean, could've given some to Evan, but why? The guy doesn't need any more stats. Kirin... Well, as sad as it makes me to say this, she's not that great in every non-move stat. But I'm hoping that'll change soon, thanks to this investment.

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Unfortunately, Kenton is unable to finish the last colonel, but...

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Not to worry. Chrysler is here.

...Oof, not to capture, though. Chrysler's not here to capture.

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Much better.

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Now, here's the thing. You may've noticed the horrible hole in my strategy here. However, don't forget, Kirin has Miracle, and in this game, it's not a proc skill - it always happens... As long as the unit is above 25% health.

...Except, I misread the skill's description. I was convinced, up until this point, that it triggered for deadly blows when the unit was below 25% health.

So yeah. Make of that what you will.

Mbmbhyaf oLh1i2svk oIca1qjce o

Vengeance for Carter!

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Eesh...

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Better.

Noe0lf1w oZblvcxzl oY7cg8hw9 o8ciiffmt o

Just getting started on these boys.

J4o20xt1 o

Really not doing as hot on this side, but that's okay.

Zvaqvqdb o

C'mon, really?

Spmypejo o

Eyy, there's Larry! Doing exactly what I want him to do, good boy!

Hzl9cwfe o

So, this is the result of my lack of reading comprehension.

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Kirin is guaranteed to survive this. Accidentally made a genius-tier play. But I thought she wouldn't.

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So my heart skipped like 28 beats before stopping altogether.

Fhpqkv18 oW1g8ajaq o

That's right, folks. I am currently dead. Saint Deadenio is my new name.

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Jesus fucking Christ, what a horrible experience that was...

Hvbjfr2g o

Ton of start-of-turn healing going on here.

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This poor fool almost killed himself on Lex. Let's finish the job.

Vascnhgh oB5awepan oO7fiobzf oSsoqjvcv o

Lex.

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With the way wide open, the dancer is vulnerable. We'll have to capture her for her secret Bowen's book, but otherwise she's screwed.

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Oh, Jesus... Yeah, this is Hawk's weakness compared to Ryan. Sure, his power is higher, but he'd much rather use sagittae and siege tomes to avoid direct combat. Mainly because he cannot take direct combat.

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Better.

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Oh, bleh... Speed, Hawk!

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Condor tries to soften up this colonel, but fails. Because she just straight up kills him.

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...Never mind, he has the skill that lowers crit damage to x2.

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Fine, then. You do it.

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Using one of our forgotten shine tomes, Astrea softens up the dancer.

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Really, really hard softening up. Sheesh, Astrea, calm down, she's already at 1 HP.

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Not to worry, these horse dudes (this one and the similar one on the other side) are stationary. The ones up above do move, but that still gives us plenty of room to maneuver.

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Relina takes care of this capture.

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On the other side, some healing ensues.

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And now, it's your time to die.

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Revenge for almost killing-- Aww, come on...

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Aaugh!

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That's a pretty good chance of killing, I'd say.

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Ayyy, crit!

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Thank you for being so cool, Kirin.

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Aww... Well, I'll take the HP.

...Also, 19 con. Holy shit she's insanely buff...

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Can Kenton pull this one off?

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Ah! Well, I cannot see it...

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Aww, what a shame.

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Fine, then. Chrysler can wrap things up. Surely two blows will suffice?

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Figured.

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Could've been a bit troublesome if she survived, as she could've danced for Typhoon.

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According to Blademaster, Typhoon is supposed to be sort of like the Jeigan of Amatera. He's old, he's got the iconic silver lance and stuff. Neat.

As a foe, Typhoon is... very relatively troublesome. He has movement skills that grant him a whopping 11 tiles to fly through per turn, and she has Tower Shield+, so he cannot be shot down by anyone other than a trained Nicole. Unfortunately for him, if you catch him at the right spot with a couple axemen, he falls pretty easily. His huge movement actually works against him here. He flies so far ahead of everyone else that he tends to reach the action completely on his own, leaving himself open to being felled unceremoniously.

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Bwahahahahah... he gets one-rounded by Kirin. Holy fucking shit.

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Still, that isn't reliable enough. Let's first soften the old fuck up.

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...With Evan.

Gyf3lzac o

Iksoqi5d oI hold no attachments to anyone but him. Failure is not an option.

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Hoho, it's very much an option, my friend.