Part 13: Days 21-28 - Same BusinessDays 21-28 Same Business
Where we last left off, we recruited Ano and met Gallhint for the first time (outside of the context of him getting killed).
Recruiting Gallhint is our goal now. We have to start a new loop to do this, and when we start a new loop, our last recruit Ano is waiting for us at the dock
Now Playing Meet Again
I have insights into the days past, both memories and experiences. I dont understand it logically, but I guess its a result of your odd powers!
In a Japanese title this is likely far from intentional, but all this makes me think of is the Nazis.
Im Pattimo. Im Mouses partner and sidekick. Be sure you guys look after him from now on, as a new member of the party, OK? Professor Ano!
Hey, quit with the Professor, OK? Just Ano is fine.
Well then, for equality, lets get rid of all titles.
No need to buy this now. Ill never break it again, Mouse! So, lets get going! Off in search of the truth!
We get a yes/no prompt on whether to include him. Naturally, hes getting dumped in favour of better party members.
Now we shall actually attempt to recruit Gallhint.
Recruiting Gallhint can be very obnoxious. Not so much because the process itself is difficult, but because there is a series of arbitrary barriers before the game will let you proceed. If you dont satisfy all the requirements, Gallhint will simply not respond at the time hes supposed to, and you will never be allowed to proceed with the game.
The requirements are as follows:
-See the mirror cutscene (and by virtue of this, recruit yeech, Plosi)
-Acquire Loreilles watch from the inn and give it to Claire.
As you can tell, its a series of things that seemingly have no relation to Gallhint. Im not entirely sure if its also necessary to grab characters like Bagoth and Ano, but it wouldnt surprise me. The only people you definitely don't need are Kyte and Rinna.
But, once all that is satisfied, you can go see Gallhint after 12PM on the 3rd day of the loop. If you visit him in the morning, you can talk to him, but no scene will occur.
Every time you start a new loop, youll have to fight Zenne and the gang again. If you repeatedly fail to figure out how to get Gallhint, this will get real tedious real fast.
Anyway, without further ado
Hey, chill out, Zenne.
Yeah, you sure look it. Look, I need to talk to you, right now.
Hm. You insist on interfering, eh? Well, all right.
We cut to outside, where Zenne can be seen, having come to listen in.
Now Playing Cute Recorder Sound
Keep it brief, will ya?!
! Thats a rare instrument. Youve got good taste.
Im Pattimo. Weve been partners for a long while now. Could you take this seriously?
and thats why Xelpherpolis is a bigger dick than us thieves and hes gonna kill you today.
So youre telling me not to go?
This is not a laughing matter.
Heh heh. I guess thats how youd see it. Of course thats what youd think!
I knew about it from the start, knew that time was looping round and round. I live the same days fully aware of this. I wasnt laughing because it was such an absurd idea. I was laughing at how reckless you two were being!
So youre saying youve repeatedly played the role of the murder victim knowingly? Thats crazy! Didnt you ever think to rebel against Xelpherpolis?!
..Ive been on this island much longer than you. Why dont I teach you a few things about the island instead.
Gallhint walks away.
The game reminds us that Zenne overheard everything, and the cutscene ends.
Now that weve gone and done this, theres probably some change in this loop, right?
Nope. Absolutely nothing changes. No new lines from anyone, Gallhint dies, everyones captured. Thats it.
What can we do now? How could we possibly move events forward?
If you answered Sleep until the next loop and then sleep some more, youd be right! All we have to do is pot around and something will arbitrarily happen. Specifically, on the 2nd day of the next loop after finding out Gallhint knows everything
Theres a visitor down in our lobby. She wants to see you, Mouse! She was incredibly beautiful!....Is something funny going on?
We cut to the inn.
Zenne: Hey, dont stare! Its not like I wanted to come see you, you know.
You can tell yourself that if it makes you feel better.
We cut to just outside the inn.
Now Playing Bagoths Unease
Zenne: I dont know why, but I have this feeling that youre the only one who can save Gallhint. Thats why I tracked down your whereabouts and came here. I think something really horrible might happen to Gallhint. No, its definitely going to happen! Hes suffering through this all alone. Youre the only one who can save him! Because because youre just like him. You should be able to know what hes going through!
(She just had a memory recoil. Its probably a result of her having overheard a conversation we had with Gallhint during a previous loop. Shes experiencing only a partial awakening. Regardless, why dont we try to convince Gallhint once again, eh partner?)
And so we jump over to Gallhints forest fortress.
Now Playing Tension
What are you gonna do about it, huh?! Zenne has shes started to figure out the islands secret! If she figures this out, she wont understand why Ive been playing out the death scene again and again!!
Mind telling us how that first happened to you?
The origin is It was probably the same for you guys too. I received an invitation to come to Pandule Island. We were stealing all over the place and thought the island would be a new place to strike it rich. But we were wrong. This island is a time prison no, its a living hell! Xelpherpolis sets his eye on people from all over and then invites them here. Then he has them act out the part of fools in the dramas of his choosing.
But werent you aware of the loop right from the start? Why didnt you rebel against Xelpherpolis?
I watched my fellow partners and Zenne get killed right before my eyes ., over and over and over again. Even though I know well be reborn again, I couldnt stand it anymore.
Its a more peaceful turn of events. This way only I die.
Come on. Say something.
Gallhint. We came here to convince you. We wanted you to join us. But we miscalculated. You dont have the qualifications necessary.
You dont have the will or the courage. To do battle, these are the necessary ingredients. On the surface, it sounds like youre concerned for your friends and lover, but in reality, you just didnt want to witness the horrific scene.
If you really wanted to save them, you would have endured anything, tried everything. Were looking for people who can withstand things like that, a hundred times, maybe even a thousand times.
Wait why did we recruit Plosi and Rinna then?
Because of reasons.
The Princess told me the same thing again and again.
She was talking to me, Pattimo.
And then Mouse and Pattimo exit stage left.
Its all right.
Zenne: Were going to be OK, right?! If we all work together, well be OK, right?
Zenne: What an idiot! Theres no way anyone can predict the future. Ahahahaha! Ive never been very smart.
Domestic abuse is how you know theres truly love in a relationship, so tell the Japanese.
And the scene ends. If we try to go back to Gallhints room now, the door will be locked. We have somewhere more important to be, anyway. Theres finally a change to Gallhints attack
Click here to see how things change.
This change has actually been here since we recruited Bagoth: a generic soldier has taken his place.
The real changes start here
Now Playing Rebellion
Note that the soldiers are taking Loreille into the palace. Thinking back, thats far smarter than Bagoth, who took her towards the melee between the bandits and guards.
Xel knocks Gallhint back.
You bet I do!
(Now hes really gone and done it!)
Lets go, Mouse!
The flunkies teleport in at Xels request.
Jawarro is the one to the left of Grantus (who is the bull guy, if you dont recall).
And Twinboom (perhaps the dumbest name yet) is the bird mask guy.
Twinboom: After all the work I went through to make The World of the Time Loop and not to wait until the last day.
You ! Todays the day Im finally going to destroy you, you insolent !!
Its all right, Grantus. A little bit of exercise is healthy. Ill take you on and well settle this, Mouse. This time I am going to destroy your very essence and turn you into a piece of this island.
And so we fight Xelpherpolis alone. Makes you wonder why he bothered calling his flunkies. As you can see, we have Rummy and Gallhint with us. This is part of why its a good idea to make Rummy a mainstay of your parties.
While the Party Level mechanic means Gallhints HP is on part with the rest, he has no weapon upgrades and is thus worthless as an attacker. All we can really use him as here is a meatshield and an item tosser.
Xelpherpolis hits hard, but not so hard were ever in any actual danger. After a few Ray Slashes and some Hi Kicks, he goes down.
Now Playing Evil
Gallhint rushes to Zennes side.
Now Playing Sadness
Zenne: Gallhints eyes look alike once again!
Dont speak! Dont say a word!
Zenne: No matter how much time passes, no matter how many seasons pass, dont ever forget me .And dont ever let the life go out of your eyes again.
Gallhint sprints at Xel.
Stop it! Stop! Gallhint!
Gallhint vanishes in blue fire.
Im not that nice. You will vanish into another dimension quite different from here. You can never die there. Instead, you shall suffer in agony for eternity, forever regretting that you ever acted against me.
Youre no God! Youre the Devil!!
I dont care either way. Its essentially the same thing. Whatever you call me, I rule all humans.
Thats inexcusable! How dare you play with our souls like that! I wont tolerate being a pawn in your game!
Wha whats so funny?
Rummy, youre gravely mistaken. Yes, Im manipulating the time on the island. But when the new time loop starts, other than giving your hearts a slight nudge, I dont do anything. You determine your own fate. Thats where humanity is most petty and most interesting. No matter how many chances they get, they repeat the same mistakes over and over again. And everyone does it.
Thats thats a lie! You have manipulated my heart and !
Yes, I sowed a small seed for you to fall in love with someone and for you to feel jealous over someone, but I did not force you to do anything. So, how do you feel now that you have awakened from the spell?
Mouse is the only one surprised at this revelation.
Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! So, its still the same, isnt it? Your role is to be jealous of Loreille forever.
Condemning me no longer seems appropriate does it?
No matter how many chances youre given, you always take the same route. Thus, I give each of you a fitting role to play. And by doing this, I can reshape the world into anything I want. If you wish, I could bestow eternal peace on you. For example
I think I dont need your handouts, I can-
The same thing that he did to Gallhint earlier.
Hey, nobody even said yes yet, douchebag!
What was fierce about Rummy standing there and taking it?
She gave into temptation. So, what are you going to do?
What comes next is a rather lengthy sequence, so Ill just give you a taste of it.
You can see Lorielle coming down the steps as Mouse vanishes.
Or maybe its just that hes not very picky when it comes to women. Ha ha ha ha!
Mouse travels through a trippy time vortex
Voice: Mouse. Mouse .Mouse. Hey, Mouse.
And this is where we stop.
Join me next time, where we discover what fresh hell Xelpherpolis has sent us to.