Part 17: In Which Will Purifies the Well
Is there any reason for you to expect this?
Well, to the ocean!
Neil, you say that, but isnt the ocean getting a bit
Huh. Yeah, thats a problem. Whats the weight limit on this thing?
Youre the one who designed it, you tell me!
The math is kind of complicated. Everyone out!
Neils a good inventor, but it seems theres always something missing in his inventions I guess nobodys perfect, including Neil.
Its great that youre taking this so philosophically, considering that we just CRASHED.
Ugh I cant remember anything since the water landing. Is everyone safe?
And now Im talking to myself. So, this is a concussion.
Yep, definitely not seeing that either.
and now Im hearing voices. And seeing a shimmering ghost version of Kara?
This, on the other hand, is always welcome.
This is the Palace of the Vampires the fountain in this palace produces demons continuously
So that was a REAL skeleton? Wait a second
Whats your answer to that, ghost voice?
In the basement of the castle is a strange fountain. The stone is there Hurry! Hurry!
You can see me? Wait, are you really real?
I practically had a heart attack!!
Yep, thats Lilly alright.
I saw Erik in the other room, but somethings strange. His body is half transparent. I can see through it. And he seems unconscious, as if his spirit is lost
Yeah, Karas in the same boat. Lance probably got eaten by another sea monster or something.
Lets stick together. We dont know what will happen.
The Purification Stone in the castle
Sorry, mom isnt coming. At least, I hope not. This is bad enough already.
I dont even remember what I had to do to trigger this one at this point.
Continuing down toward the bottom of the palace we start having these blue slimes appear. Theyre called Skippers and will kind of hop in your general direction. Theyre not terribly dangerous.
Wait, isnt there a hole in the coffin? I could get in through the hole. I better have a look.
Well, if you insist
Strange theres a key fastened inside the coffin. No wonder it didnt open.
Oh. Huh. Probably so the vampire could let himself out.
Oh. Huh. Probably should have told you about that.
Well, at least its not here. But there is a strange stone inside the coffin.
The next enemy we run into is a Skuddle, which is a kind of silver slime that will leap through solid objects if necessary to get to us. Theyre even weaker than the Slippers, but have a habit of kind of dropping down on you unexpectedly.
Nearby we find our third and final Red Jewel for this particular segment. Itll be a bit before we can turn these in, of course, but thats okay.
Could there be a connection between this and the rock ?
I have no idea how you figured that out, but yes.
I think that did something? Lets go back and see.
I was brought to this palace from Freejia and changed to a demon
What?! All the demons we saw before were human beings ?
On the upside, at least we didnt kill them before we found that out.
Listen, youre not going to turn me off of bacon with argument like that.
Just dont let Kara here you say that. Wait, what ever happened to her pig?
Ive been very carefully not asking myself that question.
Wait, thats a crime? But they were so up front about it in Freejia!
We dont know how long hes been here. Things could have changed.
The party officials sold us to a vampire! I cant believe it
Tell me about it.
Youre right, but Im seeing a theme here.
Wait, does that mean there are two vampires?
They bring people here, turn them into demons, and use them for labor.
That seems like a really complicated scheme with some extra steps involved that really dont need to be there.
We were almost changed into demons. Im afraid of what might have happened if you had come later I overheard the vampires say something like the Mystic Statue can be found in Mu.
I think those are kind of important. Thanks for the tip.
And with that, we get entrance into the next dungeon. So.. maybe I wasnt quite accurate about saying Mu was next.
Next time: Mu. For real, this time.