Part 22: Chapter Twenty Two: Fortress WarsLast time the party spoke to someone who was obsessed with boomerangs and rambled on about eggs. There is a method in his madness, however.
: Well, here we are. Anybody have any clever ideas?
: Well, our mysterious friend has disappeared.
: Thats not the only thing thats different. Look that egg wasnt there last time either.
: It looks exotic and valuable. I wonder how much it could be sold for? Lets see how much it weighs
: Wait, Gobi, dont-
Touching the egg triggers a boss battle against a GrimFowl. The GrimFowl isnt too hard, especially since Shins longbow utterly wrecks it. It has fire magic that deals heavy damage, but the party should never really come close to losing.
: That was a close one!
: Truly, your greed knows no bounds.
: Uh, guys the birds are following us
: They seem to be fixated by the egg.
: Hmm Aha. Everyone, follow me. I have a plan.
: Uh, its still following us!
: Good. Now, give me the egg.
: My precious egg!
: Come on, fish man. Who would want to buy something thatll hatch into a twelve foot tall feathered killing machine?
: A surprising number of people!
: Well, that takes care of the guard detail. Quickly, run in whilst the soldiers are distracted!
: It looks like the chaos has spread inside as well. Let us hurry onwards.
Before heading downstairs, the right-hand pot here contains a SkullRG, an accessory that boosts attack power.
: Your abilities indeed impressive. Were it any other day I would gladly challenge your strength personally, but sadly I am needed elsewhere.
: Instead, I will leave these distasteful creatures to do battle with you in my place. Farewell.
The next boss battle is against three SlimeXs. They arent tough at all and can be killed within three turns, but once they fall their remains combine into one giant SlimeX that must be killed once more in order to end the battle. As with most bosses lately its not a real challenge, especially since it lacks magic attacks.
: The General got away.
: They have a nasty habit of doing that.
: And the last time it happened, Tuntar was destroyed. I wont let the same thing happen to Prima!
: Ox ? Ox! You came to save us!
: Of course I did. Are you alright, my love? Did they hurt you?
: No No, Im fine. All the other girls are here too.
: I see. Thats good. I worried that our hm.
: Oh, but its terrible!
: Loading the weapon onto a ship would take time theres a chance the General is still here. Come on everyone! We head for the castle docks!
: As I thought! The General is still here!
: As I thought, your abilities are a threat to the entire Empire. Unfortunately, I am afraid I cannot meet with you in honorable combat just yet. There is still the issue of Prima, after all.
: Wait! Stop!
: Farewell, young warrior. I look forward to the day we can finally meet in battle.
: What?! Theres no time to lose! We have to warn Prima immediately!
: Calm down, Gobi. Panicking here wont help anyone. Do you have any ideas on what to do next? You know Prima the best, after all.
: Yes. Youre right, Ryu. Let me think Ah! Yes, its simple!
: For the sake of our children.
: Yes, I know.
: We will have peace before our baby is born.
: You should go with them, Ox. Dont worry about us we can make our way back to Gant safely.
: Very well. Be safe, my love. I will return to you, I promise.
The party automatically warps back to Prima.
: Guildmaster! We bring terrible news from Nabal!
: Calm yourself, Gobi. What has happened?
: We discovered that the Dark Dragons were building a weapon at Nabal. We attacked the castle, but the weapon was already loaded onto a ship and we failed to stop it from leaving. The weapon is a torpedo, an explosive device capable of propelling itself down to the sea floor.
: Theyre going to attack Prima! Guildmaster, what do we do?
: Our people are merchants, not warriors being at the bottom of the ocean, we have had no reason to defend ourselves until now. Any ship that tried to stop the torpedo from being used would be blown out of the water. Only the sorceresss black magic can save us now.
: The legendary sorceress? Would she really help us?
: I thought she had sealed herself away until the end times. Is waking her even possible?
: Sleeping upstairs is a man who found his way into Wisdon once before. If it is possible to enter the city itself, it isnt beyond belief that the sorceress can be woken. If there is even a slim chance that she can save us, we must take it.
: Um, excuse me, sir. Im sorry to disturb your rest, but we must speak to you about the sorceress of Wisdon.
: But isnt the city sealed off? How can we get there in that case?
: Well, I suppose thats that. Were off to Wisdon. Theres just one problem.
: We dont know where Wisdon is.
Where is Wisdon? We've actually seen it before in a previous update, although I didn't draw attention to it. We'll be going there next update to see the sorceress and hopefully put an end to the Dark Dragon's plans for Prima.