Part 6: In Which Will Violates a Graveyard and Several Tombs
Arms, legs well, nothing broken somehow. Although, this looks like a.. okay, leaving now. Sorry about landing on your graves!
Youve come, Will
Are you sure youre actually alive? I mean, youre in
I cant live without the protection of the Flower Spirit. You know, you really look like your father. It seems like only yesterday that he came to this village.
Your father fell in love with her and took her from the village. All of the Itory tribe have a strange power, but Shiras was especially strong.
Okay, that explains how Grandma Lola knew that song. So, when you say strange power do you mean moving weird statues and always picking the right card out of a deck?
She made a barrier to hide the town, but your father came through it easily.
Okay, I guess not. I dont think I could do that.
Come to think of it, he was unusual, too
Either that or a talking flute that thinks its my father. Its weird.
That fulfills Lolas prophesy. Do you plan to go?
Its not like I really have a choice here.
The statues are the key to the Incan riddle - untouched by human hands for hundreds of years. One statue is enshrined in the cave below. Use all your skill to find it.
Somehow, I dont think this is going to require all of my skills. Well, its not like its going anywhere.
Leaping across the other direction lands us near the front of the village, where we almost run up the next ramp before sliding back down.
And its evidently got some kind of magical Inca Statue thats been here for hundreds of years.
What? Inca Statue? Its said that its in a cave on the outskirts of town seems theres a wall there that sounds different when struck.
Okay, that would have probably slowed me down a bit.
A child with a good heart who controls the Dark Power will set out to save the world at that time, a huge comet will enter Earths orbit, and a Dark Power will arise
Between this, the graveyard, and the ghost elder this entire village is pretty damn creepy.
When you fought the demon at Edward Castle, did you find a shiny silver stone?
No, I found 83 of them. They were pretty much everywhere.
Theres a strange power in that stone. Even if defeated by an enemy, if you have 100 of them, you will live again.
Lets not try that one out.
The sum totality of the cave is this room with four head statues.
To proceed we have to use the Psycho Dash, which I briefly forgot how to use. You flash green a couple of times before its ready to go and once it goes off we pretty much ram a hole in the back wall.
Now, do I need a bag of sand that weighs just as much as the statue, or is this really just as easy as it looks? Well, only one way to find out.
Care to explain that one a bit more?
The winds in the valley will lead you to the Gold Ship. Its said that the Moon Tribe has one more.
So thats a no.
Have Lilly guide you there. Be careful.
Yep. Your crazy ghost elder said I should go there.
I know. Not a tribe, more like a strange shadow form. A high mountain peak near here has become their home.
Sounds great, lets go.
Were not getting rid of you, are we?
Since I escaped the confinement of the castle, I want to see and hear everything.
No! Its too dangerous for princesses! If you dont want to bother Will, just wait here quietly.
I seem to be the only one left out. So Ill talk to Grandma Lola. Nyaa nyaa!!!
And thats why I dont want you to come.
Its good medicine for a selfish girl. The mountain pass will be difficult, but lets do the best we can.
The scale of the map is such that the words are bigger than most of the terrain features.
Good evening out for a stroll?
Who is it?
Up, up. This body is lighter than air.
What are you?
This is another one of those choices where what you input actually doesnt matter. No matter what you enter:
Wrong! Actually, we are the Moon Tribe, also known as Shadows.
Signs of the Past
Those of you who followed the Soulblazer LP will recognize these as a later game enemy. Here, theyre friendly at least, relatively.
We, who were changed by being bathed in the light only once will spend our future in a world without light.
What light are you talking about?
Do you know your destination?
Thats actually why we came to visit you.
Maybe someones chasing you. Ku ku ku .
Its a remnant of a weapon from a terrible battle long ago.
Somebody has some explaining to do. Will the world become unbearable?
Yes. Youre bright, but youre still immature.
We saw the destruction of the Incan Empire. The Incan Statue sleeps in the cave below if you like, well give it to you.
Id actually like that a lot, if its just giving it to me.
At any rate, go look into the cave ku ku ku
So if it came for the first time 800 years after the terrible battle, that means its been 3,200 years?
The more light that reaches you, the stronger the Dark Power. What will be born of the light this time?
How about we not find out and I just grab the statue?
So much for helping me out.
They are horrible creatures whose hearts are filled with hatred and destruction. If you can destroy them within 20 seconds, Ill give you the Incan Statue. Ku ku ku
That comet is sounding like worse news each and every time I hear about it.
So our task is to clear out these weird caterpillar creatures within the time limit. The main problem is that they use a rolling attack that can send them off screen. You have to be careful to keep them corralled, and hit multiple enemies at once when possible. The good news is that you can retry if you fail, which I had to. I mean, its not like Ive ever played this game before
Just a BIT more difficult than last time. Im not sure whats more difficult, killing a bunch of oversized grubs or smashing through a rock wall.
Yeah, I knew that.
Thats two. Shall we go to the Incan ruins?
Yes. My father summoned me I dont want to fight the demons, but if my fathers alive, Ill risk anything to see him. You dont really understand until you lose your parents.
Fine, lets go to the ruins.
And with that, we take off for another cross country trip. This should take weeks, but its mercifully compressed.
Next update: Our first proper dungeon.