Part 2: In Which Will Picks a Card, any Card.
Before we head to that cave, theres actually a wooden bridge from a street onto a roof. Its a weird little architectural detail.
Are you talking about the one who looks like a pirate, or the one who wont sell weapons to children in a world thats crawling with demons? Im having a hard time picking out which one is weirder.
Sorry to hear that. You might want to have a doctor check that out.
This place doesnt exactly scream safety, but its not like anybodys paying attention to a bunch of kids secret club house.
Usually, when lessons were done at the school they gathered there to talk and play games until sundown.
Im playing cards with Seth. Wait a minute.
Ah ha ha, Im going to win again for sure.
Can I play next? You guys never play cards with me.
Well, yeah, but you know why that
The Princess of Edward Castle has run away! They say she came to South Cape.
Thats it? You came in such a hurry that I through something really big had happened!
LIAR! Maybe the soldiers will come here looking for her!
Is he a liar about you liking Kara, her being the princess, or the princess running away?
I.. I the soldiers from Edward Castle look so cool. I want a steel helmet, too.
Yes, you should probably have helmet.
Theres a reason we tease you so much, you know.
Will, get over here and sit next to Erik.
I want to see Wills mysterious power. He can move things without touching them.
Will, show me again.
Seriously? Why cant we do anything else these days?
This is our tutorial in one of Wills basic moves. By spinning his flute he can use telekinesis to move certain objects toward or away from him. Its as simple as pressing L or R when facing an object, making it pretty much identical to Metatrons telekinesis in SoulBlazer.
But why can you move the statue when you cant move anything else ?
What part of mysterious power made you think that itd be easy to figure out?
Its the second one from the left.
Dammit Will, can you at least let me finish laying down all four cards first?
Hey Seth. This is some type of psychic power, right? Will, how do you always know which card to pick?
Beats me. How do you guys NOT know which card to pick? I swear, you guys cant even get it right one time out of four.
Yeah, it must be some kind of psychic power thing. If I didnt know better Id think it was magic.
Except that you dont know be argh! If you guys werent the only three around my age..
Most people have five senses I think Wills psychic power is some kind of sixth sense.
As a note, theres actually some lovely gameplay and story integration in this game. Any time theres a multiple choice situation like picking the right card, it doesnt matter what you pick. Because of Wills power whichever choice you make will be the right one. Keep this in mind for later events.
You guys keep doing what you do. I think it sounds like dinner time.
Now that weve shown off our skills, its time to head home. Theres a chance of something showing up now as we leave the cave, but its not here well talk more about it later.
What. The. Actual. Fuck.
Wait, who the hell are you? And did you just call that pig Hamlet?
Is this your house?
Well yeah, but seriously, who are you?
Well, excuse me !!
Your father? Mother? Not here, huh?
Lady, you are about one more word from getting yourself and your pig literally thrown out of my house.
Is this a picture of your parents?
I know. Olman, the explorer. They say he was lost.
Hell come back some day. Hes just really bad about asking for directions.
Are you sad? No? Id be sad if it were me. Im sorry
At this point its kind of his own damn fault. Im more mad than sad.
Thats kind of random. No, there isnt! But Grandma Lola is a great singer.
Theyre singing upstairs now. They have such loud voices!!
Thats probably why they didnt hear your stupid pig destroying the place. So Im going to go upstairs and explain things to them, and when we come back downstairs youd better be gone.
Dinners not ready yet.
Umm about that
Ah ha ha. Oh, you!! Bringing up a thing like that!
Do you guys want me to go downstairs? Because I can do that.
Will, you shouldnt be surprised to hear that. The girl who was singing with me a minute ago
Well, that doesnt sound good.
What are you saying? If I dont take you home, Ill lose my head!
What do I care if you lose your head?
Wow, thats cold.
Princess! Do you think I have nothing better to do than chase you down? I must take you home. Its the kings orders!
Oh my Gaia if I ever tell Erik about this, hell never shut up about it.
Will, I feel as though weve met before, as if were good friends.
Thats nice. Good luck with that whole princess thing.
Okay Princess, come along!
So, that girl likes to play practical jokes. Heh heh heh.
Were just going to pretend that we didnt see a teenage girl get kidnapped by the place guard? I guess I can do that
Trust me, Will, it goes a LOT better if you pretend you didnt see anything.
Edward Castle theres a big viaduct under the castle. Your grandfather designed it.
What! Really? Thats incredibly helpful, considering that ohh. Oh.
I can see how that worked out for you.
Theres a prison under the castle. Its built like a maze to keep the prisoners from escaping.
Grandpa, the more I listen the worse your past is sounding.
I do feel bad that I built a prison where people disappear and are never heard from again. But what can you do?
Ive made a delicious pie. Lets sit at the table upstairs.
That sounded like a great idea, since I hadnt told them about the pig. I blamed it on the soldiers. We sat down a feast of snail pie with whipped cream! Grandma Lolas cooking takes some getting used to.
I had more snail pie for breakfast. I left you a slice.
Thats really thoughtful of you Grandpa.
Good morning, Will. A letter has come for you from King Edward. It says to bring the crystal ring from Olmans things to Edward Castle.
The crystal what? Im thinking I missed that in dads things.
Ive been in a bad mood ever since I saw this letter.
Thanks Grandma. Im going to go see if I can get my friends to help me.
so much for that.
And with that, weve got nothing left to do but head over to Edwards castle. This game starts off slow, but itll pay off in the end. Theres actually a lot of information being packed into these sections. Next update: Thats not how you do a royal audience.