Part 5: In Which Will and a Princess Kidnap Each Other
Its not obvious, but were actually talking to a guard here.
Youve escaped from the prison trust what I say. Run from this castle. Itd be terrible if King Edward found you here.
Starting to think that hes not actually that popular.
Im considering it, among other options.
Dont let the King find you please take care of the Princess.
these are the worst guard ever.
You seem so sure that this is a friendly visit, little miss Prison of Silk and Gold.
Was the guard asleep outside? His nickname is Old Snorehead. Sleeping again.
I already figured the guards didnt like your dad, but Im starting to think that hes not that fond of you either. Anyway, I got your pig mail.
His name is Hamlet. Cute, isnt he?
Okay, I give up.
Hes very smart. He has some kind of strange pig power please, take me out of here!
Just just follow me.
Are you kidding me? Where are we going to get food?
In the cellar, obviously. Where do you keep your food?
In the pantry, because normal people dont have giant food cellars!
Thats not even a native animal! Yaks are from the Himalayas!
Yeah, dad said he wanted some more variety at meals.
Vive la revolucion!
I honestly wasnt planning to go anywhere else.
Now that we have Kara with us, she shows up on the world map as we travel back to our starting town. Its a nice little touch.
Its awful! Who would do such a thing
No, pretty sure this wasnt them.
I know its not them.. wait, why are you calling my grandpa grandpa?
Ill look upstairs!
You you do that. This place has two rooms, and this is one of them. Where else would you look?
I really dont want to see this.
Okay, now youre just talking crazy. Jackals are African.
Hes the hunter hired by my mother!! An evil man who will stop at nothing.
Wait, whyd your mother hire a hunter?
For reasons. Once he starts after you theres no stopping him. He has no regard for human life.
Youre not making me feel better about my grandparents. But since theyre not here
Dont worry, you two.
Youre the one who
Who are you?
I can explain this.
Im Wills friend.
Its OK. Your grandpa and grandma are safe. Theyre in my village.
Wait, you have your own village?
Besides, a village? Ive got a kingdom!
Naturally, my village has a barrier around it. Ordinary people like you cant see it. Anyway, lets go Will!
Im going too!
You cant stop royalty! I do whatever I want!!
Typical of a princess before we got to my village, should we meet the townspeople?
Ill just say my goodbyes, then.
While weve got the freedom of South Cape we can go back and trade in our Red Jewels. A Defense Upgrade is pretty much a free level up, so thats kind of a nice benefit. Theres an interesting question here, but Ill address it next update.
You and I have a very different idea of wonderful.
No. From here on there will be many hardships hmmmmm.
Now youre just nitpicking.
Thats what I expected. Have you ever been outside the castle?
Well, duh. I mean, I know Will and hes only been to the castle like once.
Are you totally ignorant of the world? Will is my friend. Understand?
Hey, Will, arent you my friend too!?
The wise mans answer. We have nothing else to do here at the moment (I had to replay for that) so its time to proceed to:
Itory: The Hidden Village
This is my village, but youre probably surprised that there are no houses.
Yeah, you dont really count as a village without houses. Im pretty sure thats a rule.
Will, try playing the melody that called to me under Edward Castle.
You mean Lolas song? Well, I guess
Not gonna lie, just a little bit.
Theres a barrier around this village. Most people cant see it. But this princess is getting to be a bother
I cant help it. My feet hurt.
Uh, OK. Well, come with me. Ill show you my house.
I will never understand women.
Before we go on, we can find a Red Jewel in the firewood pile right outside of the first house. Theres absolutely no reason to believe this here,so its kind of hard to find.
So did you classify everything as a religious artifact?
Ha. Ha. Their legends are left in song. Even in seemingly meaningless melodies, there is a message.
So kind of like Lolas melody? How does my grandma know something like that?
I think Karas the one you need to have this talk with. Also, it doesnt literally take a village to raise a child.
She was a lot more trouble when she was younger.
Oh, is that Will? Good good
A terrible thing happened to us! A man called the Jackal came to the house with some soldiers
Told you so.
He almost got us!
She forgot to add the poison, but it worked all the same.
Lilly, thank you. I didnt know that Princess Kara came too.
We didnt ask her to come. Anyway, Will, this is my house. You can look around the village, but then come back here.
Already ahead of you.
Continuing our exploration, Itory Village is full of slopes that we cant exactly run up. Theyre kind of inexplicable but itll make more sense in a moment.
But many who set foot in the Incan ruins have never returned
I have this unsettling premonition that Im going to be setting foot in those ruins.
The ruins are an ancient tomb. Why cant you leave them alone.
Trust me, I would if I could.
Right here? Like on this spot?
Then all around the world, disease and famine began to increase
Whatever the message was, it doesnt sound like it was good news.
Naturally, theres a Dark Space right next to the ruin.
This ought to be good.
You power - the Psycho Dash. It can destroy obstacles. Always be alert. If you find a suspicious place, try to destroy it.
Thats terrible advice for an archaeologist or explorer. Also, whats a Psycho Dash?
Master, I think you forgot to give it to him.
Oh yeah. Forget my own head next.
Id say something, but that has happened in the past.
You can smash walls and obstacles by hurling yourself against them.
You JUST told me that. Like a minute ago. I want some of whatever youre on.
Trust me kid, you dont. I tried it once and didnt remember a damn thing for 70 years.
After the conversation I just had, Im game for anything.
And that is what the slopes are for. Launching platforms/slowdown spots.