Part 34: Chapter Twenty Seven: Super QuadraLast time Tapeta lost the rigged cooking duel, causing Petape to flip the fuck out and decide to destroy Fort Nageur. Im sure many in the thread will support such an action.
Music: 09 Fly Pudding
: He said hed murder my entire family if I didnt vote against Tapeta.
: Can it, frog-man. I dont want to hear your self-pitying excuses.
: Youre right, of course. It was inexcusable.
: I cant make up for what Ive done but please, you must protect the prince, the princess and our kingdom!
: Sure, Ill get right on saving your sorry asses. Plus I am very tired of being jerked around by that fraud. Of course, itd help if I knew where theyd all got to.
: Theres no doubt that Petape has taken it all the way down. You have to save her!
: Right. Okay. Fine. Lets go, everyone.
: Going down
Music: 04 Dungeon
: Oh, were back here again.
: We couldnt reach this right hand passage before, could we?
: You stay here, Tapeta. Well handle the rest.
: There you are, you damn fake.
: So, this is the heart of my castle? Tres magnifique I can feel such tremendous power in this place. It seems the girl was not lying.
: Wait, what? Who installs a self-destruct mechanism in a castle? How does that work, anyway? Was gunpowder mixed into the mortar or something?
: Silence, you mouth-breathing peasants!
: It looks like its time I introduced myself properly to you all. You may call me Quadra.
: We couldnt care less what your name is, ya slimy freak! Well pound you into dust just the same!
: Hmph. As expected of a barbarian. Its a wonder people like you remember how to breathe. Still
: Let me reward you. As the prince, I would have made your execution slow and painful. But here, I can make it quick!
Music: 10 Ill Do It!
After slogging through so much filler we finally get to face the impostor in combat. Quadra has a lot of HP and pretty high defence so this fight will last a while. He is also very fast and is one of the few enemies in the game who will act before Lin does in any given turn. His basic attack is to shoot an energy ball from his mouth that does around 30 damage to a single character. Quadra can also shoot a stronger variant that does anywhere from 50 90 damage, signified by him yelling Haaaaaaa!! before he attacks. This attack can easily oneshot Nina and Lin should it hit, so having Ammonias on hand for revival purposes is very useful. As if that wasnt bad enough, it also has a chance of dealing the targets maximum HP as damage, guaranteeing a KO.
Once Quadras HP gets low hell start spamming this attack every turn. Aside from that, Quadra also has an attack called Shockwave that hits everyone in the party for 14 30 damage. Its not really much to worry about but theres always the possibility that hell follow up with a charged energy ball. He also has a bit of boss banter going on, which wouldnt be significant except that it forcibly resets the turn order when he speaks.
In Capcoms original translation Quadra was called Kuwadora.
: Our God he told me I couldnt lose he gave me the strength to work his will upon the world
: Oh shit, he activated the self-destruct!
: Die, all of you! Drown in hellfire! Ha ha ha ha
: Crap, how do we shut it off?!
: There has to be a switch somewhere
: Argh! Its too complicated! Lemme whack it a bit, thatll sort everything out!
: Our castles greatest treasure is hidden in this place. The story of the self-destruct mechanism was invented to deceive thieves and invaders.
: Wow. Im actually impressed. Looks like youre smarter than I gave you credit for, Tapeta.
: Oh, non, non monsieur Ryu! You are making me blush.
: Hard to believe, is it not?
: Ill say.
: So wait, the castles not gonna blow up now?...Can I still hit the thingy?
: I tried to activate the self-destruct system, but what happened to the fake?
: He is gone, my sister! Vanquished, as you say, by my truest friends!
: But for now, you are safe, and that is all that matters, non? Oh, let me sing of your remarkable courage!
: Tapeta you know why I always yell at you?
: At least, thats what I thought until today.
: Ive always tried to be responsible enough for the both of us. I always try too hard, though, and look at me always yelling at people and making a nuisance of myself
Petape leaves and Tapeta follows her. The obvious move is to follow them, but theres something we have to do here first.
Thats right, we can purloin Fort Nageurs most sacred weapon for our own use. Aside from providing a sizeable attack bonus, the Solblade also grants an extra 20 points of Wisdom. Although Ryu can equip it, the recipient who will make most use of it is Tapeta, so Ill be saving it for him for now.
Anyway, leaving the room warps us straight back to the throne room.
: Your majesty.
: Ryu, this kingdom
: Oh, of course! My eyes arent what they used to be
: Youre talking to Tapeta now. Honestly
: Dont worry about it. Im just glad everything was sorted out in the end.
: In appreciation for all youve done for us, feel free to take anything you might need from our castle. Youve earned it.
: Thats very kind of you, princess. Well, uh, be sure to keep it in mind.
: I have something very important to say, my friends, so please listen! Ahem. Merci beaucoup, monsieur Ryu!
: So, in recognition of your deeds, I shall bestow upon you myself! I shall accompany you on your travels. Please, hold your applause.
: Tapeta, are you sure thats wise? Surely your kingdom needs you more than ever after such upheaval
: Thats right!
: Honestly, its times like this
: And that, my sister, is why I am so proud of you!
: Pfft! Youre always such a sweet-talker! You know as well as I do youre just dumping all your responsibilities onto someone else like always!
: Non, non, Petape! You did promise!
: I cant tell if this guy is a goofball or actually serious.
: I have the strangest feeling that we will never know for sure.
Tapeta rejoins the party and we get the chance to shuffle our team members around. I swap Sten out and put Tapeta in his place.
Before we go anywhere else its time to make good on Petapes promise that we can loot the castle for all its worth.
The treasure room is now open. The chests contain an Iron Shield, a Royal Crown and a Breath Armor. Tapeta equips all of them, and along with the Solblade he is now decked out in Fort Nageurs finest equipment.
Now, we could begin the next plotline right away by going into the kitchen and getting the guards to hand over the real thief. However, I will be postponing her release for a while in order to begin the first part of the Township sidequest. The next update will therefore be another Sidequest update the real thief can stew in her cell for a while longer.