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surskitty ([personal profile] surskitty) wrote2012-03-11 11:06 pm

Let's Play Gensou Suikoden!; GS1 PART 15

Haah, tendency to update over here by arc.

LAST TIME: Flik get! Viktor has a bad feeling about this. There's random magic fog around Scarleticia ...


Temporarily putting Pahn and Meg in my party!

There is someone at the Fortress of Garan!
QUINCY: "I'm Quincy. Right now I'm just a hunter, but someday I'll make a name for myself."
[don't recruit]
QUINCY: "You don't want me to join? You don't know a good thing when you see one. Anyway, I can't work for a commander who's blind. Forget it."
QUINCY: "Join you? Let me see... Liberation Army or Imperial Army - hard to tell who's going to win. I'd like to be on the winning side. I'll think about joining you when you have a few more recruits, say37more." So Quincy joins at 80.

Hee, the random encounters in this area inflict Balloon! Three balloons and the character floats off. Balloon persists after battle, but is cured by Needle.

[BGM: Rising Tide]
To Teien! A random Imperial (green, not armoured) says, "Ahem! This is the town of Lac Virginite. To the south is the village of Premier L'Amour. To the west, the township of Bier Blanche. These wonderful names were created for us by General Milich Oppenheimer himself, one of the Five Great Imperial Generals." Oh, Milich.

In the inn is an item shop (selling yellow flower seeds) and an old woman!
HELLION: "My name is Hellion. You're ☆☆☆☆☆☆, right? I know you. I myself wield power over a rune. That Soul Eater of yours has unlimited possibilities, but also evil intentions. I wonder what controls it. I'd like to look into your future, OK? Not for free, of course. I'll lend you my power. Deal?" She has a permanently-attached Mother Earth Rune, which is upgraded Earth and useless in this game. Mother Earth is brilliant in II, III, and V, though.
HELLION: "Thanks. Let's go to your castle. Mine is the 'Power of Recall.' If you use this mirror, 'Blinking Mirror' that's in here, you can always return to your home base." So by the power of Viki and Hellion, I never need to spend time on the world map again!

Random civilian: "Don't say you heard it from me. You know that poisonous fog around Scarleticia Castle? I've heard that there's a fellow who can create a potion that makes that fog harmless."
Different random civilian: "South in Rikon, I mean Premier L'Amour, there used to be a famous pharmacist named Liukan. They say there's no medicine that he can't create."
I can now sharpen to level 12, making ☆☆☆☆☆☆'s Dragon Fang Staff a Heaven Fang Staff, Viktor's Shiko Sword a Koten Sword, Pahn's Claws Super Claws, Meg's Assassin's Dagger a Silver Dagger, and my party completely broke while we had been near max monies. Sigh.

In one house is a dude named Gen!
GEN: "Who the hell are you? Liberation Army? Never heard of ya. I've no interest in such things. All I'm interested in are boats. I'll take on any job as long as it's worthy of my skills."
GEN: "You guys again. What do you want?"
Next door is his boyfriend's house. "No visitors during experiments. The Alchemist Kamandol", says the sign on the door.
On the dock is Eikei!
EIKEI: "I'm Eikei. I'm a martial arts master. I have respect only for the strong. Are you strong? No, you're about 11 levels short." Level 40 is strong, apparently.

[BGM: Peaceful People]
And now, to Antei! By the entrance is a kid named Qlon.
QLON: "Hi. Welcome to ... er, what was it? Oh yeah, Bier Blanche.

In the inn is a dancer!
MINA: "Oh, aren't you ☆☆☆☆☆☆? I know you. You're quite famous. My name is Mina. I'm a dancer."
[don't recruit]
MINA: "Watch me dance to your heart's content, Mister Leader of the Liberation Army."
Hee, Tir grabs a seat in the back and then watches her dance. I'm not sure anyone's made a gif of her dance. ... I also don't think I ever did that before. BGM changes to This Sweetie is the Town's Treasure while she dances, btw.
[recruit]
MINA: "What? All right. But only if you dance with me. Oh my, that's no good. You can't dance with those shoes." And this is the first time I didn't have Tir already wearing toe shoes.
Well, I'll have to buy toe shoes from the armory, but first, checking upstairs!
ESMERALDA: "Oh, who is it? Have I met you before? Oh, that's right, you're the leader of the Liberation Army. You're planning to kidnap me for a ransom, aren't you? How frightening! Well, I suppose that's my fate. And it's all because of my beauty, isn't it? Well OK, I'll come with you. But not for free - you must show me your good faith. Let's see... I'll do as you say if you bring me the 'Opal.'" Fucking narcissists.
ESMERALDA: "Haven't you brought me the 'Opal Ring' yet? I'm not that patient, you know."

At the armory!
CHAPMAN: "Welcome. Pick and choose whatever you like. But if you don't have any money, forget it! Say, don't I know you? You're ☆☆☆☆☆☆, leader of the Liberation Army. My name's Chapman. I may just be the owner of this sorry joint, but I've still got a lot of heart. So please, let me join the Liberation Army. I can't stand being just a bystander anymore."
[recruit]
CHAPMAN: "Gee, thanks. Let me be in charge of stocking Master ☆☆☆☆☆☆'s armor."

Tir in toe shoes dancing with Mina; Gremio is like BO-BO-BOCCHAN WHY ARE YOU WEARING TOE SHOES; Stallion exists That's art from Gensou Suikoden Brunch. It's ... sort of official ish.
☆☆☆☆☆☆ and Mina dancing! Mina actually dances; ☆☆☆☆☆☆ spins around a little and jumps half-heartedly.
MINA: "I guess you're trustworthy. I can tell because we danced together. After all, I'm a pro. We'll work well together, ☆☆☆☆☆☆."
We step outside!
MINA: "Well then, I'm going ahead to the castle."

Hi Jeane! Hi fanservice!
JEANE: "Welcome to Jeane's Shop. Are you here on business?"
[ Recruit to join entourage | Commission a job ]
JEANE: "Liberation Army? Could be fun. I'll join." Oh, huh, castle upgrade get. Usually I recruit her after this arc.

There's a woman in a purple robe in one of the houses.
KIMBERLY: "Who do you think you are, barging into my workplace? Liberation Army? Oh yeah, I've heard the rumors about you guys. They say Mathiu joined up with you. Never thought he'd do such a thing. You never know."
KIMBERLY: "Oh, it's you guys. If you see Mathiu, give him my regards."

[BGM: Rising Tide]
And now I'm in Rikon! The item shop sells blue flower seeds.
JABBA: "My name's Jabba. I'm an expert appraiser." Who lives in a hut.
JABBA: "If you can find something I can't appraise, I'll do anything you ask." Holly fairies in this area drop Nameless Urns.

Upstairs in the inn is a girl!
LOTTE: "Excuse me. Won't you help me look for my cat Mina? If you find her, I'll join your entourage." ... Wow, she's never asked me to help her on the first time I talked to her before. Weird!

Said cat's in Kaku.

"Miaow!" Obtained Lotte's cat!

I mentioned earlier I was missing Lorelai. To Kouan!
LORELAI: "Who are you? Hmmm... The Liberation Army, eh? Let me see. hmmm..."
And she walks around ☆☆☆☆☆☆.
LORELAI: "All right. You look pretty tough. I'll join." I'm not sure exactly what level she's looking for. 29? I do know I usually can't get her before wandering around Kunan a bit.


From now on, the castle uses Glorious Island Fortress, not Island Fortress. So I guess it's at size three! (I forget and relearn this every playthrough.)

And back to Rikon! Have I mentioned I adore Viki and Hellion's teleportation skillz? Because I do.
LOTTE: "Oh, good, here she is. I looked all over for you, Mina. Thank you, ☆☆☆☆☆☆. My name is Lotte. Lotte the Magician. As a gesture of thanks, I'd like to join you." She's pretty good :D

Rikon has a pier!


Upon next landing somewhere... (which for me ended up being in front of Viki and Hellion's mirror)
VIKTOR: "What shall we do? We can't go any farther."
GREMIO: "This is impossible with an ordinary boat."


Back to Teien!
[BGM: Rising Tide]
GEN: "You guys again. What do you want?"

TIR: "We need a boat that can beat the rapids."
GEN: "The Rapids of Dunan, eh? Hmmm. Interesting. All right. I, Gen, will show you what I can do. But I can't do this alone. An ordinary boat will never make it."
GREMIO: "Then what will you do?"
GEN: "I have some ideas. Old Kamandol next door should be able to help us. Even if he's half dead. Let's go see him."
Gen joins party!

Over to Kamandol's house!
GEN: "Look at this sign here. The old geezer thinks he's a big shot. Hey old man! I know you're in there! Come out, you bum, or I'll break down the door!"
KAMANDOL: [steps out] "You again! I told you not to disturb my experiments!"
GEN: "Here you are, you creepy old man. You should get some sunlight. You look sick. Come on out."
KAMANDOL: "I warned you not to call me 'old man'! What do you want with me, anyway. Bringing these delinquents with you."
GREMIO: "D-Delinquents! Don't you dare insult Young Master. I can understand such language for Viktor." ... Gremio ...
VIKTOR: "Whoa, wait a minute. Don't confuse the issue."
GEN: "Hey, geezer. Do you know the Dunan Rapids? I was going to ask you how they can be navigated, but come to think of it, a senile old fool like you wouldn't have a clue, right?"
KAMANDOL: "Watch your mouth! I can do anything ... depending on time and money."
FLIK: "So there is a way."
KAMANDOL: "Of course. I'll show you. Step inside."


GREMIO: "What is it?"
KAMANDOL: "It's a machine that moves by burning oil."
FLIK: "A machine that runs on oil? Sounds ridiculous."
VIKTOR: "So if you attach this to a boat, you can travel upstream?"
KAMANDOL: "Correct." Well, it's less dependant on other things than a Flow Rune ....
GEN: "OK, then let's take this to... P-Plummy Lamar? Prommy Lamb? Pramyam Lobby?"
KAMANDOL: "Premier L'Amour, you idiot."
GEN: "Shut up. Who can remember a stupid name like that? Let's go to Rikon!"
KAMANDOL: "Take good care of this machine. It's fragile."
VIKTOR: "What?"
GREMIO: "You mean..."
FLIK: "We have to carry it?"
KAMANDOL: "Of course. You plan on letting a frail old man carry this?"

To Rikon!

KAMANDOL: "Good. Go ahead and unload the equipment."
Flik sets it down on the dock.
VIKTOR: "Thank god I can bid this load farewell."
FLIK: "It was pretty tough fighting with this on my back."
GEN: "Hey geezer, let's get to work."
KAMANDOL: "I don't have to be reminded by you."
GEN: "☆☆☆☆☆☆, you're all getting in the way, so why don't you go to the inn or something. Don't worry, you'll have a shiny vessel in no time."

Tir and friends walk over to the inn.
FLIK: "Damn that old man. Making me carry such a heavy load."
VIKTOR: "Phew! I'm exhausted."
GREMIO: "Let's call it an early night."

[BGM: Theme of a Moonlit Night]

VIKTOR: "Zzzzzzzzz."
FLIK: "Wheeezzze Wheeezzze"
GREMIO: "......... ........."
Gremio turns to the side, then gets out of bed, walks into the middle of the room, looks around to see if anyone else is awake, then walks over to ☆☆☆☆☆☆'s bed to watch him sleep or something.
GREMIO: "Young Master... I, Gremio, have taken care of you since you were tiny. Sometimes I feel as if you were my little brother... no, my son, even. Initially I wanted to repay my debt to Master Teo, but now... Perhaps you no longer need me to protect you." :( Gremio

Fade out.

[No music; sound of birds]
VIKTOR: "☆☆☆☆☆☆, you're up."
FLIK: "How are Gen and his crew doing?"

Down by the dock~
GEN: "Take a look. We worked all through the night."
KAMANDOL: "Making an old man work like this. For shame."
GEN: "☆☆☆☆☆☆, how about a launching ceremony?"


Up on the cliff is an old man with a cane! Let's say hi!
LIUKAN: "So, it appears I tried to isolate myself to no avail."
GREMIO: "What do you mean?"
LIUKAN: [moves closer to cliff] "You want me to prepare some medicine, right? I'm tired of all that."
GREMIO: "Please, sir. We must have an antidote to the poisonous flowers of Milich's castle."

[BGM: Theme of Tension ~ Impact Version]
VIKTOR: "Who is it?"
And a dragon flies down and lands, revealing ...
[BGM: ♥~*~♥ Theme of Narcissism ♥~*~♥ ]
MILICH: [steps off the dragon] "How do you do. I am the most renowned of the Five Great Imperial Generals, Milich Oppenheimer, the Flower General."
GREMIO: "Nonsense. The greatest of the Five is General Teo!"
MILICH: "Oh my, this must be Teo's lowly servant. And this here is ☆☆☆☆☆☆ McDohl. Your father must be in tears to know that his son is a traitor to the Empire." Nah, he's probably beating up ninjas to let off steam.
VIKTOR: "Hey, you! Peacock Man. What's your business here?" That's a peacoat, Viktor, not a peacock. Honestly.
MILICH: "Oh, yes, I nearly forgot. It just won't do to have you render my sweet flower's poison useless. I shall invite Dr. Liukan over to my impenetrable Soniere Prison."
LIUKAN: "Like hell you will!"
MILICH: "Oh please, don't be shy. We must be going now. ☆☆☆☆☆☆, I'm not a sissy like Kwanda, you know. Well then, goodbye everybody."
Milich walks briskly over to Liukan and then onto the dragon and flies off. ☆☆☆☆☆☆ steps a bit closer to where they were, then rejoins the group.
FLIK: "How humiliating, having him snatched away from in front of our eyes!"
VIKTOR: "Soniere Prison. That's one tough place to break into."
GREMIO: "We'd better ask Mathiu for advice. For the time being, let's return to Penis Castle."

STATS:

- STARS RECRUITED: 43 + Hellion + Chapman + Jeane + Mina + Lotte + Lorelai + Gen + Kamandol = 51 / 108
- Game Overs: 1 total
- BOCCHAAA~~~N: Gremio: 65.5 + 2 = 67.5, Pahn: 8, Cleo: 14, other: 4, total: 93.5
- TALENTED MILITARY SURGEON: Mathiu: 2, everyone else: 2, 4 total
- Bathrooms: 0

NEXT TIME: Flik goes on a date, and Gremio is left suspiciously nude.