Part 37: Chapter Twenty Eight: Red Dead RedemptionMusic: 09 Fly Pudding
: Bugs! Theyre everywhere! I cant take it anymore!
Our return to the main plotline is heralded by the sounds of a certain thief expressing her concerns about the state of her cell. Annoyingly she will repeat the phrase every few seconds, thus constantly interrupting your movement.
: We put her to work in the cockroach farm, but shes not co-operating All she does is gripe and moan about the bugs! Doesnt she know theyre good eatin?
: Sure thing. We were planning on coming down for her anyway.
: Thanks. All that noise was about to drive me nuts. Here, shes all yours!
: Oh, thank you soooo much for getting me outta there!
: Dont get too excited. Weve been chasing you for a long time, and now were going to haul you back to Newhaven so that my friend can stop taking the blame for your crimes.
: What, are you some kind of bounty hunter or something? Fine, youve got me! Anywheres better than this hellhole!
: Keep both eyes on that one! Shes not the type to stab you in the back, but shell hogtie you with your own pants while youre not looking!
: I do hope youre not speaking from experience.
Okay! At long, long last weve caught the thief. With her in our custody we are now finally able to clear Boschs name, so its time to head back to the world map so we can warp over to Newhaven.
Music: 27 Breath of Fire
Wait a minute thats the Breath of Fire I world map theme! Thats right like in the first game, the world map theme will change after the completion of a major plot arc or two.
New music aside Im really loving the Warp spell. I foresee a bright future for you in the party, Monsieur Tapeta.
Music: 02 My Home Sweet Home
: Oh, Bosch? Hes doing just fine. Just fine, considering his innocence is as good as proven. Weve found the real perpetrator behind this burglary, so your goons can stop harassing him.
: What? Youve found the real thief? Heh this I gotta see! Come on in!
Music: Find the Truth
: Good evening, Mr. Trout. We apologize for calling at such unreasonable hours, but we have tracked down the real thief who stole your belongings.
: Thats right. We chased this broad halfway around the world, but in the end we managed to grab her. Just goes to show that crime dont pay.
: It certainly does not. Even now I am still shocked at the behaviour of this woman.
: Youre despicable! Dont play dumb, Trout!
: Shut yer trap, ya thieving bitch! The bosss word is law around here!
: You want proof? Just look in the mansions basement!
: Such dreadful slander! My mountains of wealth are all perfectly legitimate and moreover, so is everything youll find in my basement.
: Well, I doubt its necessary, but alright, if you insist. Lets get this over with and put the whole matter behind us.
Our next task is to proceed down the stairs above and into the basement. If you look closely, however, youll notice that this is the same place that we saw in Boschs flashback. Why dont we check out Trouts treasury?
A single treasure chest sits in the middle of the room. Whats inside, you ask?
Huh. Well I guess Trout is a bit on the portly side
: I cant see anything unusual in here.
: Indeed. The stocks in here seem quite regular, non?
: Hmm Its odd that the thief was so insistent, but theres nothing incriminating that I can see.
: We found nothing to suggest any wrongdoing on your part.
: Thats good to hear, but then I expected nothing less I am, after all, innocent.
: Your service to me is much appreciated. If you have no further business here, I would appreciate it if you left. Now.
: Of course. Please excuse us
: Well take good care of the little thief!
: Sure, whatever. Guess wed better go back and give him the good news. Well just-
: Mr. Kilgore? Oh, no, nothing of the sort. We found the real thief and handed her over, so Bosch is no longer a wanted man.
: What? You found the real thief?
: I was just about to go tell him.
: I see Id like to see him and apologize personally, if possible.
: Ill keep that in mind.
Now we can return to Township
And Bosch is finally available as a party member again! :Woop:
This is the team well be using for the next few bits of gameplay. Now, it can hardly fail to escape notice that Bosch is severely underlevelled due to spending most of the game so far in hiding. Because of that Im going to do a bit of grinding in the depths of Fort Nageur in order to get him up to speed. Luckily Bosch levels up pretty quickly and gets a slight boost to exp gains since hes so far behind the rest of the team.
And after! During the grinding Tapeta learns Blunt, Nina learns Fireblast and Bosch learns Rejuvenate. Anyway, our next step is to visit Kilgore with Bosch in the party.
: You, uh, wanted to talk to me?
: Thats right.
: Its a poor way of saying sorry, but please allow me to treat you all to dinner in the meantime.
: Well, I wont say no if youre offerin free food!
: You have my deepest apologies, Bosch. Its my fault you were nearly arrested I should never have involved you in my personal affairs.
: Dont mind if I do!
: Hmm! This food has been cooked wonderfully I will have to ask for the recipe afterwards!
: You were accused and almost imprisoned because of me
: Eh, dont sweat it, pops. I just need to lay off the jerky treats boy, have I gotten slow these days!
: Easy for you to say, pal. You werent the one chasing that damn thief across three different continents.
: And I appreciate it, I really do! Besides, Mr. Kilgore
: Well yes ahem.
: Um pops? Is there something youre not tellin me?
: Ha. Hahahaha! Oh, thats funny! Sneak into the mansion again! Thats a great one, Mr. Kilgore. Really, Im speechless with laughter oh god youre not joking, are you?
: Im afraid not, Mr. Ryu.
: He is a ruthless man whose greed knows no bounds. If left unchecked, he could prove to be the ruin of us all.
: No problem, pops!
: That jerk Trout gives me the creeps too! Besides, I owe him two or three for getting me run out of town
: Does a Billbull have horns?
: Yes! It does! I know because I beat the crap out of a dozen of them in the course of my epic quest to save your ass! Are you honestly going to just throw away all my hard work?
: I know, I know.
: Just let me handle this. Im not gonna dump my problems on you guys again.
: I see. So youre going to do this no matter what, huh. Well, I guess theres nothing for it, then. Im coming with you.
: Thats right. This is something I have to wait, what?!
: I almost got thrown in jail because of that creep Trout, and Im going to find out why!
: Screw that, Im coming with you, like it or not.
: Are you nuts? Itll be both our necks on the line if we screw up!
: I dunno what well find. Maybe well expose Trout for the dirty so-and-so he is, or maybe well get caught and sent to jail
: Of course. If you go alone youll screw things up as usual. Besides there was something odd about Trout. It was almost like he was too desperate to prove that he hadnt done anything wrong.
: Naturally. What are friends for?
It is possible to refuse to accompany Bosch, in which case the next segment of the game takes place with him on his own for a bit. Allowing Ryu along too was probably a failsafe on Capcoms part so the game wouldnt become unwinnable if the player hadnt bothered to level Bosch up before visiting Kilgore.
Anyway, next time well be investigating Trouts manor. What secrets could it possibly hold? Well soon be finding out