surskitty: Cecile from Suikoden III looking excited while holding Koroku (a dog) (Not even furries can make this funny.)
surskitty ([personal profile] surskitty) wrote2012-02-26 09:02 pm

Let's Play Gensou Suikoden!; GS1 PART 8

Okay, I don't actually have most of these described. I'll fix that sometime. If any of you have the patience to contribute any, you are my hero forever.

I hate Odessa's lines so much. I FEEL COMPASSION WHEN I'M WITH YOU that's. uh. that's great. I am so reassured. And the thing is I like her as a character! Juuuuuuuuust wtf script?



Flying Squirrels inflict bucket, which is basically the fucking awesome version of blind. Let's not wonder why the hell nobody in this game is smart enough to take buckets off their head.

Seika is directly south of Kwaba! Fascinating.

[BGM: Eternal Flow]

In the inn are Marie and Antonio the chef!
ANTONIO: "My life's devoted to cooking, but I don't have my own restaurant yet. I wish there was a place where I'd really be of use."
MARIE: "My my, if it isn't ☆☆☆☆☆☆. Are you all right? Me? They found out I was hiding you. But I'm fine now. No, I don't blame you. Fate, that's all."

In a house is Onil!
ONIL: "Say, did you know that Odessa, leader of the Liberation Army, is missing?"

RANDOM WOMAN: "Children grow up even without their parents, I suppose. Says 'Master Mathiu, Master Mathiu' all day, and never listens to me."

Talking to a guy~
VIKTOR: "Hey! do you know where Mathiu lives?"
Dude subtly named Mathiu: 'Just up those steps.'
Thanks, dude!

There are kids in the house!
A SIGN: "This Week's Motto 'Let's take good care of mother and father.'"
BOY 1: "Master Mathiu? He's out for a walk."
GIRL: "Guess what? But don't tell anyone. I've decided to marry Master Mathiu."
BOY 2: "I really like Master Mathiu, but he gives out so much homework."

Back outside...
VIKTOR: "You! Trying to fool us? You're Mathiu!"
MATHIU: "Yes, I'm Mathiu. What can I do for you?"
GREMIO: [steps up] "We're here to honor Odessa's last request." CLASSY.
GREMIO: "She asked us to deliver this earring to you..."
MATHIU: [pauses.] "Last request? ......... I-I see. So she's dead.... She was a fine young woman, but she got mixed up in that..."
VIKTOR: [steps up] "That what? I don't like your tone of voice. What's wrong with what Odessa was doing?"
MATHIU: "She was a fool. I knew it would come to this. I can't accept this earring. Please leave."
Mathiu goes to his house.


MATHIU: I'll have nothing to do with Odessa. Please leave."

BOY 1: "Gee, Master Mathiu. You looked so scary that time!"

Heading back downstairs...
VIKTOR: "Who is this guy? He makes me sick."
CLEO: "Me too. But why did Odessa ask us to see him?"

[BGM: Theme of Tension ~Impact Version~]
SOLDIERS: "Hey! Get out of the way!"
They go upstairs.
GREMIO: "Those Imperial Soldiers went toward Mathiu's house."
CLEO: "I wonder what's going on."

[BGM: Theme of Tension ~Ensemble Version~]

SOLDIER: "Mathiu Silverberg. You are hereby ordered to return to duty in the Imperial Army. There's no reason why a fine doctor like you should be wasting your talent in this pathetic village." Actually, he's a strategist, not a doctor. ... I'm going to start counting how many times they get Mathiu's job wrong.
SOLDIER: "Why, you're a hero of the Battle of Kalekka." Expect to hear 'Kalekka' mentioned a lot.
MATHIU: "I refuse! I've had it with war. Nowadays I'm nothing but a poor recluse."
SOLDIER: [steps up] "We have been ordered by Lord Kasim Hazil to bring you with us by force, if necessary."
MATHIU: "I have no intention of returning to Imperial Service."
SOLDIER: [turns to other soldiers] "Really? If you choose to be stubborn, there's no telling what will happen to this child. Say, maybe we'll send him to the Banaar Mines. Pretty hard labor there. Who knows if the kid will survive..." Keep the name Banaar/Banner in mind! There will be a quiz later.
BOY: [hops] "No! No! Help me, doc! Help me!" That's two...
MATHIU: [walks over to boy] "Let-let him go. Right now."

GREMIO: "Looks like trouble. What should we do, Young Master?"

TIR: "Help them, of course."
VIKTOR: "Great. Let's do it."
CLEO: "Oh my, trouble again. It's not easy serving you, Young Master."
GREMIO: "Come on, Cleo. I know you're about to enjoy yourself. Young Master, let's go."
We walk up!
VIKTOR: "Wait a minute. We're taking over this fight."
SOLDIER: "Who are you?"

TIR: "Just some good guys passing by."
SOLDIER: "Whoever they are, capture them."

Oooh, a battle against Empire Soldiers! They die in one hit each. And drop a pot?!


Oh my god. All this killing ... in front of a children.

Oh my god. All this killing ... in front of a children.

Oh my god. All this killing ... in front of a children.

Oh my god. All this killing ... in front of a children.

Best line. Also, stfu, Mathiu, at least I didn't have Cleo flambé them.

[BGM: none; changes to Touching Theme upon talking to Mathiu.]
MATHIU: "I know who you are. ☆☆☆☆☆☆, son of General Teo McDohl. How do I know? I still keep in touch with a few friends in the Imperial Army."
GREMIO: "Those Imperial soldiers, they called you Mathiu Silverberg..."
MATHIU: "That's right. Odessa, Odessa Silverberg was my sister."
CLEO: "Then why did you say such terrible things about her?" Silverbergs are bad at family, Cleo.
MATHIU: "I decided that I would never again be involved in war, in killing. But not Odessa. She chose to fight for her beliefs. How did Odessa describe me?"
CLEO: "Just as a man in Seika named Mathiu..."
MATHIU: [turns away.] "I see. I guess she never forgave me. Odessa told me that a powerful man who doesn't use his power is a coward. Yes, I am a coward. I would rather be called a coward than have to bear seeing that awful sight again. Even if it meant being rejected by my own sister." Okay, maybe this makes me a terrible person, but I keep seeing incest vibes here.
GREMIO: "Awful sight?" ... Gremio I'm pretty sure your backstory involves you being a war orphan from Kirov. You should probably be smarter than this.
MATHIU: "Watching people die from my own actions. Friend and enemy alike ... But today..... I have realized something. Even if I close my eyes, the world will not disappear." ... Mathiu, usually most people have that understanding by the time they're three.
MATHIU: "From now on, I will strive for what Odessa was striving for."
GREMIO: [steps up] "You'll accept this earring, then?"
MATHIU: "Earring?... You should keep this."

TIR: "But Odessa..."
MATHIU: "I believe she wanted you to have it." ... that would be in character for a Silverberg.
MATHIU: "I am a talented military surgeon, but hardly the type to lead the Liberation Army." 'Surgeon?'
MATHIU: "But You ☆☆☆☆☆☆, however, are a born leader. I'm sure Odessa realized that. That's why she wanted me to meet you. Please accept this earring, and live out your destiny as a leader of the Freedom Fighters."

TIR: "I can't do it." Because I do like reluctant heroes.
MATHIU: "I see. It's a difficult decision, for sure. Take some time to think it over, and come back with your answer."

MATHIU: "☆☆☆☆☆☆. Have you made the decision to inherit Odessa's leadership?"
TIR: "I'll do it."
MATHIU: "Thank you, ☆☆☆☆☆☆. From this moment on, you are the leader of the Liberation Army. Henceforth I shall call you Master ☆☆☆☆☆☆." I always wanted to be a -dono!
VIKTOR: "Gremio, Cleo, what will you do? You won't be able to return to the Empire." Really?
GREMIO: [pauses.] "Where you go, I go, Young Master. Master Teo will forgive me. I'm sure." Dooooon't hold your breath.
CLEO: "Me too. I've just about had it with the corrupt Empire."
MATHIU: "Master ☆☆☆☆☆☆. As your military surgeon, may I offer my first piece of advice." YOU'RE NOT A FUCKING SURGEON.
MATHIU: "To revive the Liberation Army, we must recruit volunteers. People who are dissatisfied with the Empire. And to do so, we need a headquarters."
VIKTOR: "You're right. Too bad the hideout at Lenankamp burned down."
MATHIU: "I'm thinking of something much bigger. A place that can withstand an attack by the Imperial Army." Interestingly, at no point in this game do you fight a defensive battle. Rest of the series, sure, all the time. But not in the first game!
MATHIU: "There's an abandoned castle in the middle of Lake Toran that I would believe would be perfect for our purposes. Why don't we make for Kaku, a town on the shores of the lake?"
GREMIO: "Aren't you coming with us, Mathiu?" He's a non-combatant, Gremio.
MATHIU: "I must prepare for the move. And I'll have to give the children a year's worth of homework." ... ASSHOLE.

MATHIU: "Why not head for Kaku, and cross to the Castle of Toran from there?"
Kids are gone.

Kaku's south and west! And, you know, on the lake.

[BGM: Eternal Flow]
There is a cat in the town! Can't do anything with her yet, though.
There's also a girl next to the inn! Named Meg.
MEG: "Who are you all? Liberation Army? Then you're fighting the Imperials! But no, I'm busy now. I'm looking for someone. Maybe you know him. His name is Juppo, he's my uncle and he's a trickster."

RANDOM GUY: "Gimme a break, will ya? The only one with enough guts to go there is 'Reckless Tai Ho.'"
Hi, Sergei and Camille!
SERGEI: "Listen to me, I happen to be an inventor. After much hard work, I came up with an amazing invention, something that would impress even the dwarves. But none of the castle keepers understand what a wonderful invention it is. What is it, you ask? It's called an 'elevator.'"
Trying to go downstairs, but the innkeeper won't let me.

[BGM: Strange Theme, aka Theme of Perversion]
CAMILLE: "You! I've got you now, you bum!"
She runs up to Gremio and shoves him back.
GREMIO: "Wh-what is it? What have I d-done?"
CAMILLE: "What have you done? Ha! I've got you now! 'I'll collect from your grave' is the debt collector's motto, and you'll never outrun Camille the She-Devil!" ... ... ... Gremio, have you been borrowing money to gamble.
VIKTOR: "What's all that about? Is she Gremio's friend?" Well, she is his goodwill partner. If you know what I mean.
CLEO: "Well... I have no idea."
CAMILLE: "Come on, gimme that money you owe me, right now! In cash! I've been looking for you for two months!"
Camille steps forward as Gremio backs up.
CLEO: "Gremio, are you in debt?"
GREMIO: "Goodness, of course not." And that explains the debt collectors. Right.
Gremio hops!
CAMILLE: "Trying to lie your way out of this situation, eh? But I've got proof. Take a look at this!"
GREMIO: "Hmmm... let me see. Oh, this is the bill for the banquet with Master Teo. I also owe something at the inn." I TOLD YOU NOT TO PUT IT ON YOUR TAB
GREMIO: "What! You want me to pay this right now?"
CAMILLE: "That's right. Immediately! All of it!"
VIKTOR: "Let me see, Gremio."
Gremio hands it over.
VIKTOR: "!!!!!!!!! L-listen, we're in a spot of trouble at the moment, and we're short of cash. By the way, young lady, you seem to be acquainted with Tai Ho."
CAMILLE: "I know him."
VIKTOR: "Can you tell us where he is?"
CAMILLE: "Sure, after you pay up. After all, this is business."
VIKTOR: "How about this, then. We have no money at the moment." ... except for that 100k I've got in my pocket ...
VIKTOR: "But once we find Tai Ho, we might have a way of getting some." I KNOW! TIR WILL TAKE UP GAMBLING! THAT WILL FIX ALL OUR DEBTS.
VIKTOR: "As soon as we get some money, we'll pay you back."
CAMILLE: "Hmmm... Hey! You're trying to trick me!"
GREMIO: "Oh no, not at all."
CAMILLE: "Damn these penniless bums. All right, so be it, then. But I'm sticking with you until you pay up."
[Camille joins party]
VIKTOR: "So, where can we find Tai Ho?"
CAMILLE: "He's usually downstairs. Ask the shop keeper."
CLEO: "We sure have recruited an odd one." Eh, Camille's basically normal. It's half of the other people we'll stick in our castle we need to worry about.

[BGM: Eternal Flow]
SHOPKEEP: "What is it? Are you friends of Tai Ho? He's downstairs."
Downstairs are Tai Ho and Yam Koo! Also a table with a bowl and some dice on it.
YAMKOO: "What is it? What do you want with my boss? A boat to Toran? Gee, I dunno. He's a moody guy."
TAIHO: "What? A boat to Toran Castle? You must be nuts! That place is full of monsters. I'll be placing my life on the line to take you there. Tell you what. Since I'll be risking my life on this trip, you're going to have to make a correspondingly risky bet."
TAIHO: "You're going to have to bet all the money you have. Are you up to it?"
Gods bless saving and resetting.
TIR: "Yes."
TAIHO: "Here we go, then. Too late for regrets!"
[BGM: Strange Theme/Theme of Perversion]
TAIHO: "Want to know how the game's played? This is a game where you and I throw dice. The one who throws the bigger number wins, of course. You throw three dice at one time, and if two come out the same, the number on the third die is your score. Two of anything except 1, as well as 4-5-6, are lucky numbers. But two 1's and 1-2-3 are unlucky. All, three same numbers is called storm. three 1 is very unlucky, you have to pay triple. Storm with other numbers is very lucky. You get paid triple. If you fail to throw a hand in three tries, or if your dice go out of bounds, you lose. So watch your hand carefully when you throw, OK?"
As a general rule, if you're playing Tai Ho, you'll probably lose constantly. Anyone else, you're fine. Tai Ho, you're fucked.
The bet's actually just 1000, not all my money.

I won after loading from quicksave only seven times! \o/

TAIHO: "Well, you're lucky today. I tend to go along with lucky folk. Hey, Yam Koo, let's go prepare the boat."
YAMKOO: "Sure, sure. Here we go again with Big Brother's madness." TAIHO IS WATCHING YOU 8|
TAIHO: "Hey, you guys. We'll be waiting at the docks."

YAMKOO: "What's Big Brother up to?"
TAIHO: "We're ready to sail."

On the world map in a boat next to a castle
Panning up to see the whole tower
There's a boulder in front of what'll be the front entrance. There is also a messload of fog.
CLEO: "This is truly a haunted house."
CAMILLE: "Are you sure there's a treasure here?"
GREMIO: "I don't know. Viktor said there was." You're kind of naïve, huh.
TAIHO: "Wow, what a place. Must be full of monsters. I'll get 'em!"
YAMKOO: "You're going too? Please be careful."
TAIHO: "Of course. I wouldn't miss this for anything."
Tai Ho joins party!

RIGHT SO. Camille and Tai Ho are both mid-ranged; Camille's weapon is a Galm at level 4, while Tai Ho's is Satsuki at level 3. They're both not that great, though Camille's not terrible.
[BGM: Penpe]
This island has a creepy cave, with creepy fish demons and giant slugs that drop defense rune pieces. Typically what I do is I beat stuff up until I'm level 18 or so, then walk back out, go back to Kaku, heal and sharpen and whatever else, then come back for the boss fight.

I found toe shoes in a treasure chest! I'm giving them to Viktor for now. He's now wearing toe shoes and boots.

brb, Finger of Deathing ghost armors :D I love that instant kills in this series nearly always work. Not against bosses, of course, but other than that.

YAMKOO: "How was it inside? Do you want to return to Kaku?"

Tai Ho's weapon becomes Akemi at 5; Camille's becomes Fenril. Yes. Yes I know.

YAMKOO: "If you're ready, I'll set sail."

At some point, the creepy cave system filled with fish monsters leads out into what will later be known as Magical Floor of Stratergery. From there it's down to the entrance hall.

Which I will proceed to try lighting on fire! It's pretty effective. Of course, its attempts are rather more effective, being a dragon. ... What the fuck, I know it can do things other than breathe fire. Stop breathing fire! Also, damn, I forgot how little damage people not named Cleo do to the thing. And that it's impossible to keep Tai Ho alive. Well, okay, I remembered Tai Ho dies very easily.

YAAAAAAY, IT DIED. Aaaaand didn't drop a lightning crystal, fucker.
CAMILLE: "That's what you get for acting big even after you're dead." I like Camille.
GREMIO: "Look, the fog..."
[BGM: Beginning Theme]
CLEO: "Looks like this one was creating the fog."
VIKTOR: "There, now the castle's ours. How about giving it a name?"
TAIHO: "Good idea. How about Dragon Castle?"
CAMILLE: "How about White Castle?" I could go for a burger ...
GREMIO: "We should definitely call it ☆☆☆☆☆☆ Castle." Brownnoser.
CLEO: "What name do you like, Young Master?"



- People with faces met: Antonio, Onil, Mathiu, Meg, Sergei, Camille, Tai Ho, Yam Koo = 31 + 8 = 39 total
- Game Overs: 1 total
- BOCCHAAA~~~N: Gremio: 41 + 3 = 44, Pahn: 5, Cleo: 12 + 2 = 14, other: 4, total: 67
- TALENTED MILITARY SURGEON: Mathiu: 2, everyone else: 2, 4 total
- Bathrooms: 0