The Let's Play Archive

Dragon Warrior VII

by MaskedHuzzah

Part 55: Post 47: In which adults are horrible, we collect some collectibles, and drop off some blueprints.

Post 47: In which adults are horrible, we collect some collectibles, and drop off some blueprints.

Now let's teleport to Dune and walk to Labres, shall we?

Liar, liar, pants on fire!
(Leif) I'm not lying! My grandfather said...
Well then, Leif, you're a liar, and your grandpa's a liar too!
(Leif) It's not a lie!
Are you saying that the Prefect, my Dad, and the rest of the villagers are liars?
(Leif) But, well...
You're a liar, Leif! And no one's ever going to play with the likes of you!
Let's go!
(Leif) But I'm telling you, it's not a lie. My grandfather never told a lie while he was alive. But everyone else says...
I haven't seen you people around here. Are you friends of the kids or something? The little brats are in the junk pile underneath the Prefect's house, as usual.

the village of Labres. This village has handed down the legend of the great priest over the years!
They built a cross? Really? That's kind of... mean, isn't it? Oh, there's an inscription. I'll take a drink before reading this...

The Monument posted:

'When the priest defended out village by changing himself into a monster, we praised him for his sacrifice. Then one day, an agent of the monsters came and attempted to kill the priest. We joined forces in defense of the priest. We will always remember the priest's actions with gratitude.'
*Spittakes*. WHAAAAAAAT? Are they blaming *us*?
That's odd...
What is?
My extensive background in minerology indicates that this inscription is on a different stone than the rest of the statue!
Yeah, they're different colors.
That is odd... let's see what we can find out.

go and get one from the junk pile. Oh, I just recently moved to this village, and I can't seem to get myself squared away. This is a generous village, though, letting people take furniture from it's junk pile for free and all. The junk pile? Yeah, it's under the Prefect's house. The house is up on top of the hill, so you can't miss it.
They say that there was once a great priest in this village. It's said that the villagers still have festivals to celebrate this priest. That's so wonderful!
I suppose... oooh! A chest!

Sweet! Let's see if we can find anything about what's going on in this town, though.
Say, it's most unusual to find travelers this deep into the mountains. What's that? Yeah, my son Leif just came home a little while ago. What about it?

(Leif) Oh, I'm sorry. Huh? You want to hear what I have to say? Um, well, you see, my family tells a story different from what the villagers know. This story has been passed down from generation to generation. They said it was the villagers who did the priest wrong, and the travelers weren't to blame. But the villagers all say that that's not true. They say that we're telling lies. But I'm not lying, and neither is my grandfather. Or maybe everyone else is right, and I am a liar. After all, nobody believes me. Sorry about that, and thanks to you for listening. I'm feeling better now, if only a little bit. I've been lonely because nobody will play with me. Will you come and talk to me again sometime?
Sure - being nice to kids has always worked out well for me.
(Leif) Thank you! Heh heh heh! I'm really happy to hear that. Come and talk to me again sometime!
Hey, that book looks kind of interesting...

The Diary of Colin the Adventurer posted:

It has been decades now since the beginning of my search for the castle of the Medal King. I have found five medals, and they are my treasures now. I have visited lands throughout the world, and met numerous people in my adventures. And yet, I still haven't met the elusive Medal King. I wonder whether the King even exists. And I also wonder where I am now.
Why, we read about this guy back in Post 32! I wonder if he matters.

Evidently not. Let's check it again though, just in case...

HOLY CRAP! I guess you can't take it with you.

here. He saved our village long ago. We hope to become like him and join in his vocation.
The temple has been left exactly the way it was when the legendary priest presided here. The women of the village come here every day, in rotation, and clean it.

telling tall tales. It's a real problem. His entire family seems to be compulsive liars. Now I swear...
This village owes the peace it has to that legendary priest. Even now, all of us in this village give thanks to him.
I think we may need to have a talk with the Prefect.
A... "talk"?
No, just a talk.

(Prefect) Labres! We have a legend in this village, about a noble priest and courageous villagers. Long ago, when the monsters came, it was that noble priest who saved the villagers. When the priest was nearly killed by those same monsters, it was the villagers who rescued him! The priest and those ancestors of ours are the pride of our village! Yes sir! We intend to hand down this legend in our village forever. Eh?

I think he's just quivering with rage.
Rage at that sheer quantity of lies that you are spewing!
And your erroneous monument!
(Prefect) The village's tale is wrong, you say? Oh, don't joke with us. What? The monument is false? Don't be ridiculous! That's impossible!
Let's see if we can get into that junk pile, now. It's the only place here we haven't been yet.

Yes we do.
Hmmm, what am I to do? Wait here for a moment! (He goes inside for a moment, and then returns) Will you make us a promise? Sazamu, the most important member of our group, says that if you accept him as your boss, then you may come in. Is that okay?
It's fine, I suppose.
All right then, come on in!

too heavy!
Sazamu! I brought your new followers!
(Sazamu) Well? Oh, yeah! Sorry about that! Thanks a lot! You may return to your duties now!
(Sazamu) Well, it's good to see all of my new followers! I'm Sazamu, the leader of the kids in this village! Welcome aboard, new followers! Would you give me a hand with digging this up? I was trying to bury my treasures, when I found something. It's too heavy for us to dig up, though. I just know it's got to be something important! I'm sure it'll be really exciting! Let's dig it up together! Okay? You will help us, right?
Are you kidding? Of course we'll help you! There could be a shard down there!
(Sazamu) All right then, let's do it!

Let's dig this!

(Sazamu) Hey, you found it! There's something written on it! Read it to us!
It says, 'All living things must grow and be strong. When the priest changed himself into a monster to defend the village, we attempted to kill him. We suspected the priest of being an agent of the monsters, and thus, we attempted to kill him. This was done, despite the fact that it was the priest who was defending us from those very monsters. This mistake on our part was prevented in time by travelers, but the sin we have committed will never go away. We must never forget the greivous error on our part. Nor must we ever forget the debt of gratitude which we owe to the priest and the travelers.'
(Sazamu) ... What's that?
Hey, wasn't Leif talking about that?
Then that would mean that Leif...
(Sazamu) ... But all the grown-ups keep saying something different!
But, in old times, people said the same things that Leif is saying now.
(Sazamu) It says the old Prefect covered it up, for the sake of the village. He covered up the truth? Then everyone's been lying ever since. So Leif has been the only one who's been telling the truth. Okay, people, let's get out there and tell the grown-ups! We'll split up and tell the grown-ups the truth! All right, let's go!
To the Prefect!

(Prefect) I must ask you to show it to me.
Bam! Read 'em and weep.
(Prefect) Why, this is... It can't be! Why would anyone have left it here? Yes, this is different from the village monument. However, for the sake of the village, I cannot allow this to spread. (He runs to the cupboard and grabs his axe!) This cannot be allowed to happen.

HOLY CRAP! It's not easy to tell, but he just destroyed that piece of the monument with his axe!
(Prefect) Whew! Now, then, what were we talking about? Oh, of course, you're leaving us! I see! Well, then, take care, and have a good trip!

We need to get him out of here before he kills everyone!
Go go go go!

Honestly! When I find them, I'll knock some sense into them.
Great scott! We've got to keep moving before Gabo snaps!

happened, though I have no idea how. Those children are likely to be forever branded as liars by the adults in the village, just as I was, long ago. But these children may change the future of this village. I sincerely hope that they do.
Let's check in with the kids one more time before we go.

(Sazamu) would believe us.
I got yelled at. My mom said I wouldn't get any snacks today.
I've been hit over the head too. They say it's the punishment for being a liar.
(Sazamu) They all got made and told us to stop saying irresponsible things! Why are they being like that? Leif's dad listened to us, but even he said that there are times when you have to make the truth into a lie. He said that if everyone believes in a lie, then that lie becomes the truth. That's what he told us. And my mom and dad are always telling me not to tell lies! So why are they doing this? Why? Leif! (Leif comes in)
(Leif) Did you need me for something, Sazamu?
(Sazamu) We now know that Leif wasn't a liar, but the grown-ups won't believe us when we tell them.
(Leif) ...
(Sazamu) We won't give up. We'll be as tough as the grown-ups and tell them that lies are lies. We'll tell them the truth, even though they all believe in their lies. After all, Leif was able to do it all by himself! And we're not alone! So...
(Leif) What is it?
(Sazamu) We're sorry about the way we've treated you. Come and play with us again! We won't call you a liar anymore. Feel free to drop by, whenever you're in the mood.
Come and play with us, Leif!
(Leif) ... Thanks! Heh heh heh!
(Sazamu) And thank you, followers! Thanks to you, we've been able to make up with Leif. Come again! We'll be happy to play with you anytime! Until then, take care!
Then onto the final Water Pedestal!
*Coughs* Actually...
Yes, Aira?
I was wondering if we can finish the quest of Colin the Adventurer, and find the MedalKing.
We've done that.
What? Really?
Sure. We can teleport there.
Well, can we at least find 100 tinymedals in his memory?
We've got a bunch already... but let's see what we can scrounge up, since you asked so nicely. But we're not gonna get all of them right now.

#63 - Giving a kid back his button in Engow, in the present.

#64 - In the kitchen of Falrod Castle, in the present.

# 65 - In the wall around Falrish, west of the inn, in the present.

#66 - in the ProtoMech factory, in the present.

#67 - in the well at Baloch's bridge, in the present.

#68 - in the well at Probina next to the weapon shop, hidden in the water (MapMagic!), in the present. I think that's enough for now, though. On to the Medal King's Castle!

(Medal King) Welcome! I am a collector of TinyMedals from across the world. Aha! You've got medals for me, I see! Hrmm, That brings the total up to 68 TinyMedals! Excellent! Have this PoisonSword, this WindRod, this SacrificRing, and this MiracleSword! Bring me 75 and I'll give you a BluePrint.
The PoisonSword is weak, but has a chance of causing instant death. The WindRod casts Infermore in combat. The SacrificRing casts Sacrifice in combat, and the MiracleBlade is far and away the best sword we have in terms of damage, and heals the user with every strike! But let's check in at the monster park, and drop off the blueprints we already have.

today! Oh my! It's a BluePrint! Oh, thank you so much! I'll be able to build new areas in the Park with this! I wonder what new kinds of monsters I'll be able to keep... I can't wait to see!
Now, let's get back on track and finish this final pedestal!

Next time, on Let's Play Dragon Warrior 7: The Coastal Town of Coastal!

TinyMedal Count: 68

New Items: DefSeed, STRSeed,

New Monsters:

Class Titles: ArchMage, Master, Admiral, BigBoss, General, TruTalent, Sea Dog, SheepLord, BeastLord, Faust, Chosen One, HiPriest, Martyr, Avenger, Demigod

Class Titles: KingSlime, WyvernNite, HellShell, SheepLord, Novice(Thief), Marcolara, Phoenix, Armageddon, EvilDead, Sexy, Pandora, BigDummy, ThorRat, GoldGolem, Drakon, SoulEater, Leviathan, Machinoid, HoleDig

Class Titles: Minstrel, TruTalent, Fool, Icon, Archmage, HighPriest, Prophet, Ragnarok

Class Titles: TruTalent, General, Master, HiPriest, Zealot