Part 51: Chapter 20x: The Reason I Went For The Generic Units (Battle)Chapter 20x: The Reason I Went For The Generic Units (Battle)
Short update here, because even for a Gaiden chapter this ones a pushover.
: With that ogre on the loose? Hardly, sir. All of our soldiers together still cant contain him. The other villagers have fled into the caverns, out of reach.
Not a...literal Ogre. No monsters in this game. This aint Sacred Stones. Or Gaiden. Or Echoes, I think I have to add that now.
: What? Grr, enough of this! The League will be here soon. Take your positions! Well deal with them first and cut that giant down to size later.
This is, as far as I know, the only time this Cave background is used in the game. Theres so much effort in new assets for this optional, extremely hard to accidentally reach map that...never get used again.
: Why would you try to take on an entire army just for our sake?
: Because you treat me like a human being. Do I need another reason?
: Ymir...thank you.
: Ill be standing guard outside the cavern. Nobody will hurt you, I swear it.
And that he does. In another case of This Game Desperately Needed Neutral Units, Ymir is...an enemy for some reason. He wont move, though.
Marth has to go talk to him, so hes of course with his ace bodyguard, Auffle.
Pretty much everyone else takes to the western exit.
Many of the Mounted units on this map will charge you. This still shouldnt present much of a challenge, especially if you make sure not to let fliers in the Horsemens range.
This helps too.
Honestly, if you made it through Chapter 20, you arent going to be having trouble here.
Theres also a convenient chokepoint here.
Not that theres much to...choke.
: Did...did he forget to pick up his sword?
: No, see, hes got it!
: Lets move on.
You know, an interesting thing about this map (and most of the Gaidens) is that its full of riders and armored units, which Marth is great against thanks to the Rapier. And, even if youve lost literally every other character, you MUST have Marth, and this is a great spot to get him EXP.
These Generals actually have some substantial Attack, thanks to the Silver Lances, but they still arent too bad.
Im sorry, I cant say too much about this map, I just kinda killed the enemies.
Heres a Jagen one-shot.
Even their Manaketes are shitty!
This guy was late when they handed out the Lances.
Once you get close enough, the remaining stationary Paladins will begin a charge.
Thankfully for us, Marths reached his goal.
: You just keep your distance. Im not letting anyone near the villagers in here, and that includes you!
: You wrong me, sir. Im here to rout the last of Grusts army. To save you.
: Yeah? Well, they said the same thing when they led us down here. And look where that got us. Im not fallin for the same lies twice!
: I speak the truth. But, if my word is not good enough, so be it. Stand aside and watch us fight. Let the battle prove I mean what I say. Agreed? Either way, you are in danger here. Take the villagers and hide until this is over.
: So Im supposed to just sit here, when I could be fightin?
: Just give me a chance to prove Im here to protect you.
: Fine. Ill stay out of it. For now. But if I find youre lyin to me, Ill split you right down the middle!
Ymir actually exits the map at this point. Dont worry, youll still recruit him, so long as you finish it.
Unlike Hard Mode Run Caeda, I dont think Normal Mode Caeda was lucky enough with levels to take on all those Paladins, so she backs up.
The rest of this will be a looting spree.
I missed the shot, but it was a Killer Axe!
You might be sensing a theme.
Freys got enough movement to dispatch of the Swarm Bishop before he can work his foul, bug based magic.
I hope you like getting Crits. But who doesnt?
Whoa, whoa, you dont fit the gimmick at all, buddy.
No wonder these two were on their own island.
The boss has no range, but Barst has a Hammer.
This was the most expedient solution.
: Those soldiers told us theyd protect us when they led us down here but they were just using us as leverage, hostages to keep you at bay! If you hadnt shown up, they might have just killed us outright in the end
And thats all he has to say, scene change!
Okay, this is a good blink portrait, maybe theres something salvageable in this update. Vote 5, folks.
: Well, at least weve cleared up the misunderstanding.
: Since you came to the villagers rescue, how bout I help you out as a way of sayin thanks?
: You mean...join our army?
: Im strongest in the land! Well, second strongest, at least. I can hold my own in battle. But if you dont want a monster in your ranks, I understand
I think people are supposed to be afraid of Ymir because hes...big? And has war paint? But nobody really has that reaction to him in this game. It takes until New Mystery for someone to just assume hes come to kill them. (thanks, steve)
: Monster? Youre a giant among men, to be sure, but a hero as well! Any warrior who can fend of an entire army is welcome among us!
: Then count me in! Lets see how many more armies break themselves against me, eh!
Oof. Nobodys breaking themselves against that 9 defense, big guy. Ymir is...not good, unfortunately, because I love his design. Hes a mound of HP and Strength, at least, but thats about all hell ever be.
Ymirs Official Art
He doesnt have the war paint in this one.