Part 40: Post 34: In which we rescue Loomin from the depradations it suffers again.
Post 34: In which we rescue Loomin from the depradations it suffers again.
Okay, back to Loomin.
Well! This is new.
I can't breathe. Gasp! Help!
Aaaaaaah! Tentacle vine monsters! KILL THEM ALL!
The VineRoot isn't any more powerful than the other monsters around, but there are so many of them and they're taking the townsfolk!
Thank you for your help. I really didn't think this one was still alive. I'm fine now. Please help the others as quickly as you can.
Everyone! Look at this! We thought the HellVine was dead, but it lives! The priest! Please rescue the priest! He's inside the temple!
I doubted that I would ever see you again. I cannot find the words to express my gratitude for having been saved by you time and time again. This does not appear to be the time or place for a quiet chat, however. I welcome the opportunity to be of assistance to you.
Oh, thank you very much! I thought we were done for, but you have saved us. I tell you, though, no matter how you attack the roots of the HellVine, your efforts will be in vain. The foul plant's core must be around here somewhere. We must find it and strike it down.
By "we" you mean us, don't you? Well, we're heroes, so this is what we do.
He's fighting off two vines at the same time! That's way better than most townsfolk. Let's save him! (Two brief fights later...)
Whew! That was close. You saved my life. I thought you had left town. Ah, I see. You sensed what was going on and came back! Heh heh, I really don't know how to thank you enough.
Is my husband all right?
Yeah, I just saved him from forced spiky tentacle intrusion.
Whew, that's a relief! If anything happened to him, I don't know what I'd do. I'm just so relieved!
I bet that mayor knows what's what! Let's fight our way over to him!
those fiends! I guess the only thing left for me and Rocky here is to die together. What? Yeah, well once I got used to him, I decided to give him a name. He was just so cute.
end of us all. (Rocky runs over to the vines) No! Rocky! You tread too close! It's too dangerous!
Forgive me, my friend. Oh, Rocky! Why did it have to come to this? When the HellVine first attacked the town, it's bulk rested upon a nearby hill. When we checked the hill again during this attack, however, it was no longer there. So, it seems the HellVine is now hiding somewhere and utilizing its roots to ambush us from underground. If we don't find it soon, the entire town will be done for!
Wait, so you guys actually *tried* to stop the HellVine? You are now the world's greatest town and I will do what I can to rescue you.
(Torii) root! I'm helpless, I tell you, helpless!
Hrmm... plants need water, this is a lot of plant, so it'll need a lot of water... Like the Municipal Water Supply!
What's a municipal water supply?
The well, then! To the well!
Deeper and deeper we go, fighting little monsters all the way...
BabyDevil, let me tell you of a place where Monsters are free to do as they want as long as they don't hurt anyone, and you can just relax without having to worry about assholes attacking you just to get better at their jobs.
Dragon Warrior 7 posted:
your direction. Somehow, it's tamed. Will you tell the BabyDevil about the Monster Park?
And that's what it looks like when you recruit someone to a monster park. I'll make a note of what monsters we get with the items, because my people have a history of objectifying their kind.
I know not the proper way to fight this fiend, but I daresay that staying out of the way of those tentacles would be a good idea!
Wow, it's creepy seeing it up close. Is this really supposed to be a plant?
HellVine leads with StopSpell, which works perfectly on us, of course. He then spends most of the rest of the time putting all of the other status effects on us and letting his vines attack. Not too terribly effective, since we immediately kill the vines, but not the worst plan I've ever seen. But, at any rate...
That, as they say, is that. Let's go talk to the mayor and see what he has to say!
Take a look at what I found on one of the dead VineRoots. They must have disturbed the little larva in its sleep. Angered by the intrusion, he suctioned himself to the root. Curious, isn't it? This little maggot is as cute as a bug! I've decided to call him Chibi. Hey, Chibi. You look life you've been growing. No, you couldn't be. All right, Chibi. Time to practice your jumps. Come on, now. Jump! Jump!
D'aaaawwww. That's adorable. Let's see what the rest of the town has to say.
(Torii) I wish I could have seen it! A second ago, a HellVine root looked like it was going to flower, so I peed on it until it plunged back underground! Ha ha ha!
Eeew! Dude, I was down there.
This is terrible. The city is full of holes. I suppose we must let petty concerns about our town's appearance subside and recognize our true loss.
Has the HellVine really been defeated?
And the remains desecrated as well, just to be safe.
Is it really, really true this time?
You doubt me, the great Link, that your town is saved? It's going to be fine.
I see. It's a pity that I won't be able to fight him anymore. Heh heh heh!
For a few days now, we've been having a series of tiny earthquakes. I suspect that the HellVine's underground movement has slightly altered the town's foundation.
What's that? You've defeated the HellVine? If that's true, we've got nothing to be afraid of anymore. Even though the darkness has lifted, I keep having a dream about the town being destroyed. When the HellVine regrew, I was worried that my nightmare was coming true, but now I can finally sleep soundly!
You're safe! Thank heavens! When I heard a loud noise echoing from the bottom of the well, I grew concerned. Wait a second. That determined, self-satisfied scrowl on your face... You defeated HellVine! It is as the priest said, have patience and faith.
Let's check out that hill, then Loomin in the present again.
Good, another shard. Now to Loomin!
Look, Link! I don't understand! How could this happen again? This town must be cursed!
I can't believe it! We have defeated the HellVine which plagued the town in the past! Why is it still in ruins? I hate to think so, but something must have happened after we left. This is not acceptable. We must return to Loomin to see what happened.
What in God's name happened to this town? We defeated the HellVine, didn't we? Let's go back, Link, and save Loomin again.
There'll be another post later today, I just thought that was a good stopping point.
New Monsters: BabyDevil, KingSlime
Class Titles: ArchMage, Master, Admiral, BigBoss, General, TruTalent, Sea Dog, SheepLord, BeastLord, Faust, Chosen One, HiPriest, Squire
Class Titles: KingSlime, WyvernNite, HellShell, SheepLord, Novice(Thief), Marcolara, Phoenix, Armageddon, EvilDead, Sexy, Pandora, BigDummy, ThorRat, GoldGolem, ScarSlime
Class Titles: Minstrel, TruTalent, Fool, Icon, Archmage, HighPriest, Seer
New Spells: MagicWall
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