Part 16: Rescue MissionUpdate 16: Rescue Mission
With Toros Cave cleared, its time Donnel moved on to his next objective, plumbing the depths of more dangerous caves for little to no reason.
Its going to be a great day, where nothing goes horribly wrong in Kardia.
Weve got mail again.
I would love to, but we dont have access to the Definitely-Not-A-Chicken yet, so, uh
One issue with the Rune Factory festivals is that a lot of them require a certain monster or the house upgrade, and thats all well and good, but early game youre unlikely to have them. So the first time some events happen, you just kinda have to wonder what you can do, and the answer is usually not much. Thats kind of a side effect of the game having a yearly cycle, though, so its no big deal.
I think Kate is about to kill OhGod off to the left there.
Shaun kinda looks depressed without his wool. Sorry, pal.
So before anything else I wanted to stock up on Ore, so I headed back to Toros and this screenshot of bizarre mid-animation particle effects occurred. Uh, I have no clue whats going on here.
Thats a lot less confusing, thats me getting whacked by a satan. Again.
Both crops I planted in Toros regrow, so hey, why not give them some watering while Im here.
The Ore was good.
So good the SKILL UP letters whisked off screen before I could get a good shot of them. Toros is a land of poorly timed screenshots.
Alright, thats enough of that, Donnel out. Lets go see what Leo can do with these new ores.
But Chimera and Greater Daemon were totally different monsters. Why does that make anything fishy?
Please go lie down, Leo.
Hes got some new things in, notably this Two-Hand Sword, a slower but stronger alternative to the typical 3-hit combo swords.
And this, which is just a nice flat upgrade for our shield. I didnt buy anything yet, because I just recalled that plot needs to happen now.
: The Greater Daemon in Carmite Cave is a bit of a worry.
We dealt with that thing like 8 updates ago godwin, what are you on about.
: I cant issue the pass for the next cave yet. Donnel, I want you to settle down and live in our town. This town has many things including a hot spring and a library. You should go take a look.
I like that Godwins excuse for withholding the cave pass this time is you havent been touristy enough. Although, since this is a plot flag, you could potentially have like, lived here for 2 years and have him say this.
But fuck Godwin I want to fish some more.
I mean, we hit it with a sword, a lot.
Heres the Salmon, by the way. Its a new type of fish. I find the ocean ones tend to sell a little worse than the lake/river fish.
Soon Donnel will amass his fortune built on Fish and Grass. But what to do with all this fortune?
The Wind Sword rules, basically. I beat the game with this thing my first time. It keeps all the speed of the Broadsword, but adds a hefty damage bonus and Wind element, which is more effective against some monsters.
I also went ahead and got the Fishing Rod upgraded. I was considering the Watering Can, but well be needing that soon.
Alright, lets do what Godwin said and check out the Library. (this is not meant to be a pun, do not hold this one against me.)
Russell just immediately runs over to Donnel when you enter.
Look at Donnels goofy grin. What the fuck, Donnel.
: I cant find her anywhere. Shes always going off to the caves. I keep telling her how dangerous it is.
Full screenshot left in so you can see Donnel still has that goofy smile despite the possible death of this mans child in a cave.
: Thanks, Ill look around outside.
Back to Godwins!
: I worry about that girl. I often hear that she goes off by herself from place to place.
: Mr. Mayor, could you please issue me a pass to try and find her?
: Let me see, that girl often said she wanted to go to Clemens Cave. Maybe shes gone there? Okay Donnel, heres a pass for Clemens Cave. Go there and see whats going on.
: I will, Mr. Mayor.
Our destination is clear.
We dont have a...okay.
Thanks as always, Jasper.
: Cecilia? Sometimes she comes here. But I havent seen her for a while.
Most of the townspeople have lines for Cecilias disappearance, but its pretty much always just Welp, I havent seen her.
Felicity is only slightly concerned.
Good job scoping out that tree, Russell.
Where we really want to go is north of Toros. This sign should offer a hint.
Okay cool thanks Mei.
There are two dungeons on the mountain, but the first is this one, where were headed.
Well, this is a step up from cold place.
Oh, nope. Wizard.
: You must have a passion for curiosity to come here!
: I could say the same thing about you, Melody.
: I came to see if I could find a good hot spring.
Youre kinda fucked up, Melody.
: You ought to head back too, Donnel.
: Not yet. Cecilias lost, and I heard she wanted to explore this cave.
: Oh. Well, she does love caves. But I dont see why she would want to come to this kind of place.
: Im going to have a look around.
: Suit yourself, but I doubt shes here. Ill see you back in town.
And then Donnel was punched in the face by an ogre.
Maybe melody had a point.
Im sure Cecilia can wait a day or two. Maybe we need some wheels. Or paws.